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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, February 13, 1975 Decision reserved in Cardston school transfer case By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer CALGARY Decision has boon reserved in an Alberta Supreme Court law suit in- volving the transfer of a former Cardston high school teacher to a Hutlerite Colony school. Mr. Justice M. E. Shannon asked counsel for both sides in the hearing to submit written summations and rebuttals to him by March 10. The judge is then expected to make a decision on an application for dismissal of the case and issue a judgment if the application is rejected. Paul Payne brought suit against the Cardston School Board, accusing the board of using the transfer clause in the School Act to force him to resign his teaching position or as an attempt to punish him. The two-day trial concluded Wednesday. Former Cardston high school teacher Paul Payne told the court Wednesday he was transferred to the Stan- doff Hutterite Colony in the Lalonde's vow summer of 1973 as punitive ac- tion taken against him for speaking out about the lack of discipline in the high school. After teaching in Cardston high school for 12 years, Mr. Payne was given notice of transfer to the colony school in June, 1973. Two months after assuming the colony school teaching position, Mr. Payne said the problems of attempting to fulfill a job he was not trained for became too much for him and his doctor placed him on sick leave. He still is on sick leave today. In about an hour of testimony Wednesday, Mr. Payne explained what led him to believe he was transferred for being outspoken about ad- ministrative problems in the Cardston high school and for refusing to supervise extra- curricular school activities. He said he had participated in such activities as much as any other teacher until his last year in the high school. His refusal to supervise City Scene Games Revue at Yates tonight The Games Revue plays again tonight at the Yates Memorial Centre at p.m. Featuring the Pharlettes, guitarist Dale Ketchison and vocalist Linda Johnson, the program was organized by the Winter Games western hospitality committee to entertain visiting athletes. However, the free revue is open to the public. Montana man hurt in crash An accident at 3rd Avenue South and Scenic Wednes- day resulted in damage and one minor injury. Lethbridge city police say a westbound car driven by Edward Malone, Calgary, slid through the intersection at 3rd Avenue and Scenic Drive and underneath a tractor trailer unit northbound on Scenic Drive. The truck was driven by Donald Paul Nason from Montana. No charges will be laid. Mr. Malone suffered a minor head injury in the accident. Games garbage brings firemen Games villagers got a scare Wednesday when a group of fire trucks roared up to St. Joseph's School, part of the athletes' village. But the scare quickly changed to smiles, said a village security official, when firemen discovered the alarm had been turned in because a janitor was incinerating garbage. Reporter sole Games casualty Pie will be sliced more fairly A New Brunswick journalist here for the Winter Games will spend the Games in St. Mount Vernon STEMWARE Colors: gold or olive. Goblets Sherbets Wine Reg. 1.49 each SPECIAL Buy a 4 Piece Set for ONLY I19 each 2 Weeks Only! CALL CHINA 327-5767 111 HUES' DOWNTOWN Michael's Hospital recovering from an appendectomy. Peter Maher, 29, was ad- mitted to hospital Wednesday night. Raymond Bourque, a jour- nalist with the French language L'Evangiline, said Mr. Maher went into surgery Wednesday at 9 p.m. Both reporters are covering the Games for the New Brunswick government infor- mation service.' A spokesman for the village infirmary said this morning no athletes competing in open- ing day events suffered serious injuries. The only athlete in the infir- mary this morning was a young boy with flu. The infir- mary did not release any other details. By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor Canadians must closely ex- amine their consciences to discover "how much of their share of the pie" they will give up in order to improve the position of lower income citizens, Federal Health and Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde said Wednesday. Speaking to about 165 people at a special Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs meeting, challenging Canadians to "feel the pinch and behave Mr. Lalonde left no doubt about the position of his conscience. "I believe we should have a fairer income he said. "1 believe that in order to achieve it, we will have to revamp our policies and go clearly for guaranteed income and income supple- ment programs." Using the government's working paper on social security as a .base point, the federal and provincial governments have been meeting since 1973 to discuss a complete review of Canada's whole social securi- ty system, Mr. Lalonde said. The in depth examination of legislation governing pen- sions, welfare programs and social security is the first such overhaul since im- mediately after the Second World War, he said. DISAGREEMENT "There doesn't seem to be any substantial disagreement on directions or he said. "We've had unanimous agreement with the provinces on steps up to added Mr. Lalonde, "but we'd be surprised if there were not some disagreement before the end. The question is, will the people follow? Will they be ready to distribute their in- comes more "It's nice for 11 ministers to decide, and we still have to convince cabinets that's already something but will the people go along? The strong elements of society have traditionally protected themselves. Whatever they gave up, they turned around and recovered from somebody else." Despite the fact that "the best social security is a good the federal government's working paper on social security proposes a guaranteed income for all those unable to work or rejoin the labor force full time, he said. The proposal would re- quire substantial changes to the Canada assistance plan, provincial income support plans and use of and income test to determine recipients, the minister explained. PARALLEL "Parallel to the guaranteed income, we want a supple- ment program aimed at the working he said. "In most provinces, if you have more than three children, you'd be better off on welfare than living on the minimum Mr. Lalonde added. He later said that considering the lack of incentives to work, it is astounding that so many peo- ple on minimum wage still do go out and work. "We want to give them an incentive and not penalize them as we have done in the said Mr. Lalonde, drawing applause from the audience. "It's a question of human dignity are we going to keep the poor on the verge of star- MARC LALONDE vation and create a vicious circle of problems for the future generation? "If it's not provided by government, forget it it won't be he added. RESTRAINT He warned the audience that Canadians cannot expect continued growth at the same rate as over the past few years in either their personal incomes or the Gross National Product. Thus, he said, people-must consider the necessity for restraint and ask themselves if they are satisfied with an economic situation that has led to no significant re dis- tribution of income from.the higher and middle income groups to the "bottom 20 per cent of the population" over the past 21 years. "If we want a just society, it's a question of said Mr. Lalonde. "How much of our share of the pie will we give after school hours resulted from the. failure of the school's administration to "back the teachers up" with disciplinary action against students who failed to respect school regulations during the activities. Principal Hubert West did not have the support of the teachers and there were several administration problems in the school, Mr. Payne told the court. Superintendent Grant Matkin admitted under cross- examination that there were administrative problems in the school. Mr. Matkin claimed the school principal recommend- ed that Mr. Payne be trans- ferred because a declining school population forced the transfer of one teacher and the subjects being taught by Mr. Payne could most easily be handled by other teachers. Both he and the school prin- cipal testified that the trans- fer was not made to punish Mr. Payne or to encourage him to resign. Mr. Matkin suggested that Mr. Payne was to some extent suitable for the transfer to the colony because he was a strong disciplinarian and a very "capable instructor." Bill aimed at stopping masquerade Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Lethbridge East MLA John Anderson Wednesday introduced a private member's bill to pre- vent persons fraudulently masquerading as real estate agents. The proposed amendment to the Real Estate Agents' Licensing Act says no person shall furnish information respecting real estate except on behalf of or on the instruc- tions of a licensed real estate agent. Some persons, outlined in section three of the act, would remain exempt under the amendment. "The purpose of this bill is to prevent by way of licensing, persons from irresponsibly representing themselves as agents to find rental proper- ties or to find renters for a Mr. Anderson said. LCC eommunity education may grow Cirtifwd MMhirilc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDB. Lowtr Ltvti PHONE 327-2822 UNIROYAL ZETA I Mileage Guaranteed" Tires ZETA40-" RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Last of a Series More professional seminars, more cp operative programming with the univer- sity and programs for new career fields are suggested for the school of continuing education in the Lethbridge Community College master plan. The school, with the largest enrolment in the college "tru- ly serves a community says the master plan. It offers adult upgrading and self development courses in several areas, including agriculture, business and physical education. "These 'life skills' and 'life interest' courses are designed to enhance the quality of life rather than prepare persons for specific says the report. The plan reports continuing education enrolment for the fall of 1974 as including 390 in credit courses. The rest are in general interest courses. The enrolment pro- jection is for students by the winter of 1979, with 633 of them in credit courses. That would give an increase of 38 per cent for the school as a whole, and 66 per cent in credit courses. For the fall semester, the total school increase is forecast at 60 per cent. The report suggests the con- dine dance at tinuing education school con- tinue to offer day and evening credit courses until the need is satisfied. It suggests co operating with other schools, or branches, of LCC to extend the number of day credit programs under continuing education's sponsorship. More seminars for professional people in the community are also suggested, along with more co-operative programs with the University of Lethbridge. The school should also initiate core programs for new groups of career programs, in co operation with LCC's other schools, it says. A management program, for example, might start with an evening credit course in small business management. In a section on suggested course offerings, the report suggests a set of "artisan trades" for the school under the general interest heading. Classes including decorative metal work, leather work, cabinet making and jewellry should be available to both those with basic technical skills and those who want to obtain them, it says. Other suggested coarse offerings for LCC include: in- dustrial security in the law en- forcement program, technical training for the fertilizer in- dustry, distribution management, and insect resources in the biological cycles of agriculture. LCC should also continue to provide technical training in. co operation with Southern Alberta industries, it says. Questionnaire responses from the college service area indicated there would be a positive reaction to practical courses such as secretarial upgrading, general mathematics for home, farm or small business and small appliance repair. However, he denied ever telling Mr. Payne that he could work his way back into "a more suitable position" if he proved himself in extra- curricular activities at the colony school. COMPLAINTS The superintendent arrang- ed a meeting with the school board in which Mr. Payne was asked to repeat his complaints about the administration of the school. The board then instructed Mr. Matkin to look into the ac- cusations. Mr. Matkin agreed with the statement of University of Lethbridge sociology professor George.Mann that the most important criteria for placing a teacher on a Hutterite colony are a desire by the teacher to teach there, the education background of the teacher and the type of teaching experience the colony school teacher prospect has. Mr. Payne said he had spent seven years teaching in- dustrial arts and another five teaching social sciences at the high school. COULDN'T READ Mr. Payne told the court he "was in no way" equipped to handle the extreme reading deficiencies of the Hutterite children in the Standoff Colony school. One student in Grade 4 couldn't read one word of English, he recalled. He said he finally accepted the transfer in order to have a legal case against the board. He had told school officials verbally that he intended to resign if forced to accept the transfer. Dr. Mann completed a study last year on the problems English teachers faced when teaching on a colony. Mr. Payne said the transfer was an obvious punitive action by the board because a Hutterite colony school is con- sidered to be the "lowest level a teacher can be moved into." STANDING JOKE He said it is a standing joke among Cardston school divi- sion teachers that if teachers don't conform to the demands of the administration, they will be sent to a Hutterite colony. His testimony was sup- ported by Cardston high school teacher Robert.Keith Shaw who suggested it was common knowledge in the Cardston school division that teachers are transferred if they don't conform. However, Mr. Shaw said he had no precise knowledge of a teacher being transferred to a Hutterite colony for punitive reasons, other than the case before the court, in his 17 years of Reaching at the Cardston school. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-CS6S E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBniDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR CONTROL' 12% MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to bt extra of lot our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work li performed by mpertt to itsun complito ufety (action. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGKX KIRK'S LETHBRI06E 16213riAw.S. PIMM 327-ms TAIER 620150M Aw. FINN 223-3441 TIRE SALES LTD. 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