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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 3,4 - THE IEHTBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, February 9, 1973 7 Alberta's two education ministers will make major policy statements during the upcoming session of the legislature about what the provincial government mil do with the Worth Report. Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster, during a visit to Lethbridge Thursday, said in an interview that he and Education Minister Lou Hyndman will clarify their positions about the report on education planning in Alberta. The report entitled "a choice of futures" was released in 1972. Many educators and others have wondered what action the government intends to take cn the report. A major recommendation is that education be made more of an informal and life-long process. Mr. Foster, Dr. Walter Worth, deputy minister of advanced education and author of the wide-ranging report, and Peter Jenner, special assistant to Mr. Foster were in the city to talk with students and ad-mmistrators at Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge. "The reason we're here is because we haven't been here-for quite a while" said the i minister. "It's an informal visit that I hope will become a reg-! ular policy." The minister declined to comment on the possibility of former college vice-president Werner Schmidt, the new leader of the Alberta Social Credit party, continuing with the college in a part-time capacity. Mr. Foster said the matter is entirely between Mr. Schmidt and the college board. Little interest Only a handful of students turned cut Thursday at the University his one-day visit here provided an opportunity to become more familiar of Lethbridge to hear Advanced Education' Minister Jim Foster (stand- with the two city institutions, their students and administrators, ing, left) and deputy minister Dr. Walter Worth (seated, right).. He said nd of departmental exams means little here The announcement this week o� the end of departmental examinations for Grade 12 students in all "qualified" senior Alberta high schools will make little difference to the Leth- DOWNTOWN BEAUTY SHOP FOR SALE Good Business - Owners Retiring Phone 327-3575 or 327-0795 bridge public and separate systems. Education Minister Lou Hyndman said 'Wednesday Alberta senior high schools will be accredited to assign final grades in all courses for all students. The new policy becomes effective in September. Until Mr. Hyndmam's announcement, schools could award final grades in about 260 academic and vocational sub- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture BIdg. PHONE 328-7684 jects - but not in 13 departmental examination subjects. Dr. 0. P. Larsen, superintendent for the city's public system, said all Lethbridge schools have been operating without departmental exams for about three years. He said the city's public and separate systems were "probably the only two systems operating without departmental examinations in the province. "We've been setting our own exams and marking our own exams for about three years. "Last year the department had demands from other school districts and it decided all systems would have to be treated alike. Last year we worked on a 50-50 basis with the department," Dr. Larson said. RECREATION VEHICLE SHO LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION TONITE-UNiTIL 9 P.M.-SATURDAY 9 A.M. - 9 PM SUNOAY-12 - 5 P.M. (SHOW ONLY) FREE COFFEE, PEPSI, 7-UP AND D0NUTS WILL BE SB See On Display The New 1973 * VANGUARD CAMPERS FIFTH WHEELS ON DISPLAY LATER THIS MONTH ON OUR LOT * WINNEBAGO MOTOR HOMES Brought To You By H LEN ULLY EL MIRK KLOVANSKY BUD PETERSON JOHN GLUSZKOWSKI SERVICE MANAGER 2910 1st AVE. S. PHONE 327-1233 He said final grades for local students in 1972 were based 50 per cent on local examination results and 50 per cent on departmental requirements. Dr. Larson said Mr. Hyndman's announcement will mean no change for procedures already in effect at Lethbridge public and separate schools. News of the policy change has been greeted by the Alberta Teachers' Association through its president Dr. Murray Jam-polsky of Edmonton. "This move will improve the opportunity for teachers to provide professional service and ensure quality education for Alberta's youth. "This important step by the government will greatly improve the morals of teachers in the province. This is recognition of their professional autonomy and their professional competence," Dr. Jampolsky said. Pat English of Calgary, ATA curriculum committee chairman, said teachers have been advocating discontinuance of external exams for some time. "Our association is proud to note that we have been advocating this step for some time. This is an expression of confidence in the capability of our teaching force," Miss English said. (see other stories page 24) Woman's role in family will 'change profoundly' Men and women should be given the freedom to choose 6ie roles they want-and reverse the roles if the couples agree, a Lethbridge women's liberation advocate said Thursday. Dorothy Beckel predicted that "profound changes" will take place in women's roles in families, living styles and working conditions. Addressing 50 persons-mostly women - at the weekly meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, Mrs. Beckel said men and women have been taught since childhood to choose "stereotype careers." That moat women in the Western society play subordinate roles is the result of "social conditioning." She pointed out that a study by anthropologist Margaret Mead says the roles of the sexes are interchangeable in New Guinea. "Many mental health problems are caused because men and women are forced to be line stereotypes the society expects of them," Mrs. Beckel said. "I see nothing wrong with the woman being the bread - winner and the man doing household duties." A comment from the floor was that if a husband has to move somewhere for career advancement, his family usually goes with him, But in the case of a wife with an opportunity for career advancement requiring relocation, the situation is different. Mrs. Beckel said she moved to Lethbridge not because of career advancement on her part but because of her husband's. Her husband, Bill, is now president of the University of Lethbridge. Answering to a question, Mrs. Beckel said biological parents niay not necessarily be the best parents. She also rejected as "nonsense" suggestions that men aro superior. "In primitive society, the physical strength of the male was required to defend what little civilization there was, but today we have machinery and women can do most jobs men do," she said. College board rejects reducing salon equipment Governors of Lethbridge Community College have decided to keep a trim campus - without the facilities of a local reducing salon which has offered to locate at the college. Dr. Keith Robin, director of continuing education, said Wednesday equipment of My Life Figure Salon will be phased out of its existing quarters at a downtown shopping mall. Dr. Robin said an invitation war. extended to the firm's owners before it located their $10,-000 project on campus. "If the college acquired this equipment, it may be possible to extend the facility to one or more of the recreational or physical education groups now in the regular college program. "It would be possible to give some students the type of training that would equip them to be instructors of the reducing-type salon," Dr. Robin said. Governor Miggs Gunn said she wouldn't touch the project "with a 10-foot pole. "They haven't- made money before and I just think they're trying to unload it on the college," Mrs. Gunn said. She was supported by Governor Don Livingston, who said the college should not become involved with private business. "Tin's is a matter of getting into a private business area and I think we should stay out of it entirely. This (project) is exactly what we shouldn't be doing. "It's business people and taxpayers who are paying the way for this college. We should keep out of their way entirely," Mr. Livingston said. Board members voted unanimously to reject the proposal. Gov't imposes limit on hospital cost increases By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer The government of Alberta ha3 imposed a flexible margin of 7 per cent as the desirable ceiling of increase in hospital operating costs in the province, The Herald lias learned. And, according to another source, the cost of the public health delivery system has been escalating between 12 and 15 per cent a year and the province cannot tolerate this any longer. The government has also put. an indefinite freeze on general hospital beds, said Charles Virtue of Lethbridge, a member of the Alberta Hospital Services Commission. The 7 per cent margin is the maximum desirable rate of increases but the government has made room for exceptions, says Stan Verlinden, a member of the Lethbridge General Auxi-iliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 65 board. Mr. Verlinden said the budget increase at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital has been under 7 per cent. Sister Mary Clarissa Chisholm. St. Michael's' General Hospital administrator, said most hospitals in the province are allowed between 6 and 8 per cent operating cost increases. Mr. Virtue said the Alberta government will try to avoid putting a solid ceiling - as the Ontario government has done - as long as possible. The Ontario government has put a solid, 5 per cent ceiling, and closed between 1,200 and 1,500 active treatment hospital beds. "The rate of escalation must slow down - there is no doubt about that," he said. "But my understanding is that we won't be taking such harsh measures in Alberta. We like to work out a voluntary solution to the problem and convert surplus active treatment beds into other uses, instead of closing them." Sister Clarissa said she agreed with the finding of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission that what the province needs is better utilization of existing health delivery facilites instead of building new ones. Mr. Verlinder said, "We built too many hospital beds in the first place. Some hospitals in the province have only 20 to 30 per cent occupancy. Most of the low occupancy hospitals are in the rural areas." Mr. Virtue said the government would rather not close existing facilities but instead Tivo guilty on break-in charges Two Rimbey, Alta., brothers pleaded guilty in provincial court Thursday to charges of break, enter, and theft; thef.t under $200; and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. Dan-ell, 24, and Anthony Tony Day, 16, were charged with the offences after they broke a window at the Swap Shop on 2nd Ave. S. and took two electric guitars and a 12-gauge shotgun. They then wrapped the stolen goods in a bedsheet stolen from the Plainsman Hotel, and put them in their truck. When police searched the truck, they found, in addition to the contraband, a shotgun with the stock removed. The latter discovery led to the weapons charge. The brothers will appear in court for sentencing Feb. 15. wait for population growth to catch up with them. Measures to slow down the escalation of costs have already been taken in Southern Alberta, including the centralization of dietary, laundry, and laboratory facilities, Mr. Verlinden said. A major problem in trying to slow down the escalation of costs is the fact three-quarters of a hospital's operating costs goes to salaries and wages, he said. City seeks assistant for Nutting City Manager Tom Nutting and Mayor Andy Anderson Thursday began interviewing applicants for the position of assistant city manager. Mr. Nutting said 38 persons applied for the job but that number was boiled down to five. A decision will be made next week on who will be hired. Mr. Nutting has been without an assistant since last November when Wayne Quinn resigned. No stamp issue 'unfair' says Getty A provincial government minister believes that federal government's negative response to request that there be a 1974 special issue stamp to commemorate the arrival of the NWMP in the West was unfair. The Lethbridge Philatelic Society made a request last March to Postmaster General Jean Pierre Cote that the commemorative stamp be issued to. celebrate the arrival of the NWMP at Fort Whoop-Up and the construction of Fort Macleod. In a letter this week to J. H. Carpenter, president of the local stamp club, Don Getty, minister of federal and intergovernmental affairs leveled the charge of unfair refusal against the former postmaster general. In the letter he said: "My department has looked into the matter, and on Jan. 11 I wrote to the Hon. Andre Ouellet, Postmaster General, advising him that the Government of Alberta felt that his predecessor had unfairly turned down your society's request for the commemorative stamp." Current postal plans call for the issuing of three commemorative stamps celebrating the formation of the NWMP in the East, but there has been nothing set to commemorate their role in the founding and peaceful opening of the West, says Mr. Carpenter. "If the NWMP got bogged down on the way west there probably wouldn't be an RCMP today," he said. For the last 121 years, ever since postage stamps started to be used in Canada, there have been less than 225 commemorative stamps issued - many of them a variety of Christmas commemoratives. Mr. Carpenter does not think it too much to request that a 1974 Western Canada RCMP Centennial stamp be issued when three stamps commemorating the NWMP are planned for the East in 1973. Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how quickly one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Make this home recipe yourself. It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little. Just go to your drugstore and ask for Naran. Pour this into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. Take two tablespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan. If your first purchase does not show you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slender more graceful curves; if reducible poundB and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck, chin, arms, abdomen, hips, calves and ankles just return the empty bottle for your mosey back. Follow this easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan and help bring back alluring curves and graceful slenderness. Note how quickly bloat disappears - how much better you feel. More alive, youthful appearing and active. ;