Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 TW UTHMIDOf HHAU) Friday, Ftbniary 12, First in Canada Rodeo comes to the classrooms at school on Indian reserve By KIC SWfflART Herald Staff Writer CARDSTON "Out of chute four at the St. Mary Day School arena, it's 170 pound Martin Heavy Head aboard Rodeo News, 1971 World Champion bucking bone. We await the Judge's decision. It's a This is some of the atmo- sphere generated at the first high school rodeo course in Can- ada, being taught to 90 Indian students at the St. Mary Day School on the Blood Indian Re- serve. Lynn Jensen, former profes- sional rodeo performer, gives ranging from various rodeo events to the make up of ro- deo structure. instruction on how to organize a complete rodeo takes the ma- jority of the time during the EASY PART OF THE RIDE Students of the St. Mary Day School en the Blood In- dian Reserve learn rodeo from books', films and blackboard instruction from Lynn Jensen, right. Ninety students in Grades 7 through 10 study rodeo in class during the winter and put their knowledge to the test in the rodeo arena as soon as weather permits. Summer set up jobs by organization V of L students By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer Two University of Lethbridge students plan to organize -a spe- cial company to find summer jobs for students, and to see i a large number of students can work co-operatively to organise the work program. Jim Hillyer, a third-year edu- cation student and Dave Bill, in his second year of arts and science will call the company Associated Student Workers. It will operate year-round. It is to be a student-initiated, student-run and creative busi- ness, teaching management pro- cedures leadership skills and group dynamics as well as pro- viding students with income. ASW will pay hourly wages for all jobs, and company prof- its during the year will be re- cycled for expansion programs. The annual net income will be used for special student grants. ASW is to be open to all stu- dents over 13 years of age, and will accept almost any job of- fered to it for which the group has skills available. The association would also hold weekly "think-tank" ses- sions to analyze ASW's pro- grams and attempt to improve them, and to develop entirely new ideas. Members hold weekly meetings to talk over problems and conduct the think tank, which they plan to call "PIER group" meetings. The initiate, stand for plan, implement, eval- uate and revise a system of co operation the organizers hope will encourage accurate decision making. "It started out with the idea that Canada Manpower tries hard to find jobs for students, but there aren't really enough Mr. Hillyer said. "We thought that if we or- ganized carefully, on a 12- month basis we could find and make a lot of new jobs." Another personal interest, he said, is to sea how successfully a group of relatively inexperi- enced students will be able to manage their own business and whether pressures am Beef seminar scheduled for March 27 A beef cattle seminar, Tie Beef Industries in the '70s and Southern Alberta, will be held March 27 at the Lethbridge Ex- hibition Pavilion. The seminar, sponsored by the Canada department of agri- culture, the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture, Leth- bridge Community College, Lethbridge Exhibition Board Association and the city's Eco- nomic Development Commis- sion, is being held to acquaint southern Alberta cattlemen with the increasing demand for beef in the area. Recent estimates say south- ern Alberta will have to in- crease beef numbers from the present head per year to about head per year within the next two years. The seminar sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Banff is scene of chamber meet The annual meeting of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce will be held in Banff at the Timberline Lodge May 30 to June 1. At least three members of the Lethbridge chamber are expected to attend. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is slated for Quebec City late in September. SUPPORT THE ALBERTA HEART FOUNDATION Residential Campaigning In Lethbridge Sunday, Feb. 14th and throughout the lethbridge area during the month of February. CANVASSERS Wilt BE CAIUNG ON YOU THE llth LETHBRIDGE CUBS and SCOUTS WILL HOLD A BOTTLE, EGG CARTON and COAT HANGER DRIVE ON THE NORTH SIDE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY llth WEATHER PERMITTING Other areas phono 7-4813 for pickup "We stress the five major winter months, with only lim- events, calf roping, bare back ited practical experience, like riding, saddle bronc riding, roping hay bales available. "The real test of the students will come in the spring when they do in the arena what they were taught in the classroom." Mr. Jensen said his curricu- lum, the first set up hi Canada, I is very flexible, and does not have a set number of text books. It includes steps to follow in becoming a rodeo hand; rules of rodeo; rodeo terminology; parliamentary procedure with each class formed into a rodeo club; and theoretical rodeos which give the students experi- ence in the promotion, advertis- ing and organization needed for establishing a rodeo. Mr. Jensen uses the s c h o o 1 library resource section and a subscription to many rodeo magazines to give the student writing assignments. "It gives the students a chance to be- come acquainted with the fa- mous performers in rodeo to- day which helps to build up the j interest." A contest held for drawing ro- deo pictures was termed high- ly successful by Mr. Jensen. "It gave the students a chance to try then- hand at art and it gave me a opportunity to see what they were looking for in the proper style of rodeo." In order to give the students some instruction in judging a rodeo, Mr. Jensen has arranged for a video tape machine. He has shown the students several rodeo films, including the All- Indian Rodeo held in Leth- bridge. Mr. Jensen said he will take the top 15 students to Edmon- ton for the world champion- ships this year so they can see the best performers. A different aspect of his work includes trying to get Al- berta recognized as a region in the North American National High School Rodeo Association. "If we can get Alberta recog- nized as a region instead of all of Canada, there will be a bet- ter chance for more Alberta boys to compete in the national he said. "This could also mean more boys will be able to compete in rodeos on the college level, get- ting their education and experi- ence at tie same time." problems could become heavy enough to force them to drop the idea. Mr. Hillyer plans to adver- tise in The Herald and in all city high schools, the Univer- sity of Lethbridge and the Leth- bridge Community College to get students to attend a gen- eral meeting where the plan will be fully explained. From there the group will take over, planning programs of contract seeking and public information in order to find as many jobs as are available. ASW could find itself swamp- ed with potential workers and not enough jobs there will be up to college and univer- sity students and high school students eligible for membership. However; Mr. Hillyer said ASW will take care after it gets started to hold its membership expansion down to the number of new jobs it sees in its future, so that its members continue to get sufficient work. Canadian author to be U of L guest Earle Bimey, one of Can- ada's best known writers, will be a guest of the University of Lethbridge Feb. 17. Mr. Birney will participate hi a number of lecture sessions with regular department of En- glish classes and will offer a public reading of some of his works at 8 p.m. in the Science Building lecture theatre. Born in Calgary, Mr. Birney was educated at universities in British Columbia, California, Toronto and London. He has worked as a sailor, mountain guide, labor organizer and a City buses may carry warning signs o r? City buses may soon bear signs warning motorists it is il- legal to pass on the right-hand side when the bus is signalling a right turn. Preparation of the necessary bylaw amendment has been approved by city council, at the suggestion of Alderman Steve Kotch. The warnings signs are car- ried by Edmonton and Calgary buses as a safety measure. They are intended to prevent accidents occur when cars pass on the right of the bus while it is making a right turn [rom the left lane. Buses and larger trucks are sometimes Forced to do this because of their length. Cadet news The Air Cadet League of Can- ada will hold its 30th anniver- sary meeting in the Banff Springs Hotel Feb. 21-22. The two day conference will be attended by delegates from all 10 provinces, representatives Tom the Canadian Armed Forces and observers from Bri-! chain-and-rodman at Waterton Lakes National Park. He has instructed at several tain and the United States. universities and was founder of j It will be hosted by the Al- i he first creative writing work- j bcrta provincial committee of I sliou in Canada, at ths Univer- j the Air Cadet League. sity of Toronto in 1941. j He also founded the Univer- j sity of British Columbia depart-1 Bottle drive j ir.ent of creative writing in 1946, where he remained until 1965. From UBC ho went to the U of T as writer-in-residence. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 A bottle and coat hanger drive will be staged in Leth- bridge Saturday, by the Sixth Lethbridge Boy Scout Troop of the First Baptist Church. The drive will cover an area in south Lethbridge cast of 20 St. and south of Parksidc Drive. j All money from the drive j will be used to continue scout-! ing programs. FOR SALE USED FLUORESCENT FIXTURES TUBES INCtUDED WHILE THEY LAST 4 ft. 2 lite 4 lite Suitable for Starting Plant or Seeds WYATT ELECTRIC 906 1st Ave. S. Phono 327-2048 SHOP and SAVE During L MART'S MID-MONTH 'TIL TUESDAY, FEB. SHOP THE L-NIART WAY FOR SAVINGS EVERYDAY ON GUARANTEED MEATS Including Govt. Inspected Red or Blue Brand Beef NATIONAL BRAND GROCERIES 'GARDEN FRESH' PRODUCE L-MART ORIGINATED IN ALBERTA FOR ALBERTA FAMILIES L-MART FOR MID-MONTH VALUES THAT CAN'T BE BEAT! 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