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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta RY NOW and SAVE CALGARY GLASGOW 29 to 4S fan In till Morth SI, OAIIY DCPAITOMS..................ONLYS30S For travel arrangements and information contact; ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL C.ntr. Villog. Phcm. S2M201 or 32t-tlt4 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, February 22, 1971 PAGES 9 TO IB If. a CHEAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prices en Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 1021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Dtiv. Ph. 328-7751 15 attend from Lethbridge Seminar on Worth Commission said 'thoroughly worthwhile' By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer EDMONTON Reaction to the interim report of the Worth C o m m i s sion on Educational Planning post-secondary educa- tion task force here Friday was mixed, but most delegates said the seminar discussing it was "thoroughly worthwhile." About 150 Albertan teachers, education administrators, stu- dents and laymen attended the one day seminar, including about 15 from Lethbridge. The interim proposals includ- ed statements on curricula, ad- ministration, education finance, types of institutions, general aims of education and other topics. Mike Edwares, a University of Alberta student representing the student viewpoint in a four- member reaction panel, ex- pressed general agreement with the task force report, but said it didn't go far enough in sev- eral areas. He said it fell short of what was required in relevance of the general curriculum avail- able, in ways to humanize the Proposals 'short-sighted' says family court judge EDMONTON Edmonton Family Court Judge M. M. Bowker roundly castigated the interim proposals of the Worth Commission on educational planning post secondary edu- cation task force as "too gen- eral" and "short-sighted." Mrs. Bowker said the report also restates problems already stated, and contains "too many 'we favors' and not enough solid recommendations." "To me the problems seem serious enough to call for noth- ing short of revolutionary change and the total revamp- ing of higher she said, "yet Hie report seems to suggest a catch-up job and a Band-Aid treatment is all that is needed." She said students today seem to be badly disillusioned by the education system and the train- ing and knowledge they re- ceive, particularly at Alberta universities. "Yet the whole system is pushing young people into the universities, and as we know many fail and drop out. But are.they really failures, or is it the system that has failed them? "In any case, they are lost to society. "But even worse are the stu- dents who get the grades and come out disillusioned and cyn- ical about what they have re- ceived, and they too are lost to Mrs. Bowker said. She observed that the report "seems strangely focussed on universities and not enough 01 other and saic she thought colleges and tech nical schools "are likely to have a far greater effect on the future of Alberta" than uni versities. She said this was one ex ample of the snob appeal o university education: "We're too preoccumed with pape. (degree) qualifications." The interim proposals als need more consideration o new scholarship and financ systems, new teaching anu learning techniques and new types of facilities, Mrs. Bowke said. "The great movement now Is the demand by students t shape their own individua learning programs, with fa culty help, and working m self initiated projects using th world as their laboratory, ing out of the classroom an into the world to test theory against reality." She said the bulk of the it terim proposals were peripher- al to the real issue of "helping the students to think, and giving them satisfaction in learning." "I don't know how we can plan higher education in Al- berta without taking into ac- count the development of com- puters, the electronic educa- tion media, implications of the shorter working week and working He in the future, the fact that jobs after graduation are not plentiful and this will continue, the impact on educa- tional finance of the current she said. Wide review set three reports EDMONTON The three! ask force reports on aspects f Alberta's education to the ear 2005 will be renewed by six outside educationists as well as in provincial seminars, says "Dr. Walter Worth, commission- r on educational planning. The three reports, on post- secondary education, nursery chool to Grade 12 and lifelong continuing education, are cur- ently being discussed at one- lay seminars in Ednronton and Calgary. Dr. Worth told The Herald he commission has asked four Canadians and two Americans to add their advice to that pro- duced by the seminars: Claude Beauregard, director- B e n e 1 of college education vith the Quebec department of education; Romeo also a Quebec education lead- er; Dr. Milton Fenske, direc- or of administrative services for the Alberta colleges com- mission; Dr. John B. MacDonald, ex- ecutive director of the Commit- :ee of Presidents of Universi- ties of Ontario; Dr. Clark Kerr, chairman of the Carnegie Com- mission on Higher Education, at Berkeley, Calif.; and Dr William C. Shannon, acting ex- ecutive director of the Ameri- can Association of Junior Col- leges, in Washington, D.C. The seminar studying the post-secondary education task force interim report met Feb. 19, the nursery school to kinder- garten group will meet Feb. 27 and the lifelong education group will meet March 4. All include about 150 Alber- tan teachers, education admini- strators, students and laymen. The three task forces will discuss recommendations grow- ing from the seminar sessions, incorporating many of them into their final reports later this spring. Dr. Worth said he expects to make his final report in spring of 1972, and hopes it will be published in a sufficiently in- expensive volume that it is available to all Alberfans. Potatoes shipped to Japan Alberta Canning Co. Ltd. of Lethbridge, recently exported 150 tons of processed frencn fried potatoes to Japan, and are now negotiating for a sec- ond similar sized shipment. Gccrge Manak, sales man- ager for the company said the market holds great potential, and the recent shipment "bare- ly scratched the surface." He said the completion of more sales on the Japanese market will mean much to southern Alberta potato farm- ers. 'Pass area forming chamber Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce President Morley Tan- ner will address the organiza- tional meeting of the Crowsnest Pass chamber Tuesday eve- ning in the Turtle Mountain Playground at 8. The 'Pass area Coleman, Bellevue, Elairmore, Frank and Hillcrest, are attempting to form a chamber of com- merce for the area. IS THE WHEEL CHAIR IN GOOD WORKING ORDER Just as any other mechanical device needs lo be taken care of, so does that wheel chair. For if it is neglected it will not give good service. We realize that the person confined to a wheel chair usually cannot do this necessary work themselves and that others in their families (might not be able to do it for them. We invite you to stop in end let us show you how to put your wheelchair in better con- dition. Sometimes just a good cleaning and fix- ing up of the seat will be all that is needed. Wo carry a complete stock of sick-room needs. education system, hi means to make education accessible, par- ticularly to minority groups and in the financial considerations which govern all aspects of edu- cation. "Relevance comes from study of the social problems, from education for survival, educa- tion for change and education directed towards the individu- he said. Yet the report suggests com- plex bureaucratic developments for educational administration, which hardly mention the inter- nal organization and responsive- ness of the individual institu- tions, he said. Size and lack of student in- volvement in decision making are problems resulting in de- humanization of education, and since the institutions are ex- pected to continue as they are into the 1980s, "we must have a plan of action immediately if our present facilities are to see us through." I He said lifestyle, educational concepts and even exteriors of buildings must be considered in the humanization, and said a quotation used in the task force report was an illustration of the problem: "The school is an old, dark, brick, two storey contraption built as if learning and virtue needed a stronghold, a place of turrets and parapets, with nar- row slits in the bricks through which scholars with crossbows peen out at an atomic world." Mr. Edwards said the report does not concern itself suffici- ently with how to make Mener education accessible to ethnic minorities, to disadvantaged mi- norities or to women, who, lack- ing day-care facilities are tied to the home and restricted from furthering then- educations. Finance too is a student con- cern considered insufficiently by the report, Mr. Edwards said. Student assistance, student housing, housng for married undergraduate students and re- lated student expenses need re- view, he said. And faculty tenure is too ex- pensive a luxury to continue in the future. One of the most important areas, not touched at all in the task force report, he said, is the job market available to the stu- dent graduate. "There must be some kind of evaulation of the supply and de- mand for students after gradu- Mr. Edwards said. "If we expect students to make full use of our education system we must make it fully known what jobs are going to be available for graduates, planning courses in terms of output needs of the society." Danger: lake ice is rotten Lethbridge city police this morning issued a warning to all children and parents of the city to stay off the ice at Hen- derson Lake. Police said the ice is in ex- tremely dangerous condition in all areas and is susceptible to breaking even under the weight of small children. To avoid any tragic accidents, the police are asking the co-op- eration of everyone. Charlie Shepherd adjusts folding wing mechanism Time and skills combined in building plane at home Mild days to continue The mild spring-like weather will continue. A high pressure ridge sitting over southern Alberta will re- sult in clear skies and brisk westerly winds today and Tues- day. Daytime temperatures should be in the 50-degree range, dropping to near 25 above overnight. Winds will be from the west 20 m.p.h. and gusty. Sunday's high and low tem- peratures were 51 above and 20 above. Record temperatures for Feb. 22 are 59 above set in 1958 and 35.5 below set in 1910. By KIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer It all started in the Fall of 1966 and although it won't be finished for VA to five years, Charlie Shepherd's first attempt at a home built two-seater airplane is producing a thing of beauty. Working in a new home ga- rage at 1022 llth St. S. espe- cially built for the construction PRINCE MATCHABEW PERFUMES now at DRAFFIN'S Signs of spring iTVEACHER Carol Lees and the Grade 3 and 4 classes at the Standoff Indian Day School reporting several goph- ers running in the fields dur- ing the past two days Sian Parry, commenting, "I think it is spring because I have pansies in my garden." DRAFFIN'S DRUG STORES Downtown 327-3279 Dispensary 328-6133 FREE DELIVERY PCs set nomination meeting The Lethbridge East Pro- gressive Conservative Organi- zation nomination meeting will be held March 15 at 8 p.m. at Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Peter Lougheed, provincial Conservative party leader, will be a featured speaker for the meeting. The meeting is open to the public, and memberships will be available at the door. To date the only declared candidate for the constituency is Richard Barton, and nom- inations will be accepted from the floor. Chamber tour The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has received word of a planned good-mil tour of South Alberta by members of the Great Falls Chamber. The group will visit several areas in southern Alberta early in May. Cannery workers plan strike Fifty members of Local 740 Canadian Food and Allied Workers, employees of the Al- berta Canning Division of Can- ada Packers Ltd. in Magrath plan to go on strike at 8 a.m. Wednesday over wages. The employees work in a French fries operation and in season handle other vege- tables. The union is asking for a 60- cent across the board increase in a two-year contract 3( cents this year and 30 cents next year. The company has offered a 35-cent increase. Female labor (28 employees at the plant now earn t< an hour and male labo to Norm Leclaire business representative, sail Monday, "Welfare recipient get more than they're earn ing." A conciliation commjssionei recommended a wage increas of 40 cents an hour split at 1 cents every six Th recommendation was rejectee by both the union employee and the company. The employees have bee working without a contrar since Dec. 16, 1970. In the strike vote 41 favora striking while one was o; posed. Another 10 employees a that time didn't vote. The union is also asking for limited number of male wag rate adjustments. Mr. Leclaire said the em ployees are not getting an fringe benefits now and tl union isn't asking for any. d storage of the plane, Mr. lepherd uses his hobby as a lease from the pressures of s office job. "I work at this project like think a hobby should be han- ed a chance for a person use some mechanical skills ,jing something in a field he ally enjoys." Mr. Shepherd enhanced his terest in aviation with a start radio controlled model air- raft construction and flying. "If I had known the construe- on of a real plane could be ccomplished by any person i t h interest determination, nd some mechanical ability, 1 have started years e said. "It was the formation of a lub by Andy Vanish of the :ty that started me on the con- traction of a real plane." There are three basic struc ures in home made planes teel tube and fabric, wood am abric, or all metal. The plane Mr. Shepherd chose o build is steel tubing and fab ic design and was to be a five- ear project. "The average am teur would take VA years o diligent work." He gets all his parts from lircraft supply houses to ensure afe construction. The frame i made of seamless welded air WATCH AND WAIT FOR. SHELDONS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25th OF COD FAMILY The haddock is a fish of t cod family, common on bo coasts of the North Atlant characterized by a d e f i n i t heavy black line running alon the side. South points in magazine The Alberta Motorist, th quarterly magazine of the Al berta Motor Association, con :ains more than a page of pic ures and story on southern Al-1 berta points of interest in its rinter issue. Two color photos of the Nik- :a Yuko Centennial Garden in Lethbridge are located beneath a headline "South Has Everything." It mentions the Crowsnest Pass, the Frank Slide, Blair- more, Coleman, Bellevue. there's a history of Leth- bridge's naming, mention of the CP Rail high level bridge, the Japanese Garden is highlight- ed, Writuig-on-Stone provincial park has a paragraph and mention is made of Taber, Cardston, Fort Macleod and Waterton Lakes National Park. craft steel tubing which he welds together himself with a mall oxy acetylene welding utfit. The wings will be made most- y of wood and the panel has penings for every gauge nec- ssary for night instrument fly- ing. He said he is sticking to the designer's plan but all at-home milders are open to their own ngenuity. "All the planes are in the experimental category and the more an individual puts nto the plane the more experi- mental the plane becomes. "The designer's instructions generally call for strict adher- ance to 'the plans but the home maker is free to innovate." Mr. Shepherd said he will lave to become a licensed pilot in order to enjoy his hobby. "In fact, I will have to get a pilot with over 100 flying hours to his credit to make the test flight." He said aviation has long been one of his wants but he had never pursued it. "I've had many hobbies over the years but this is the closest to the ideal one." He said the real interest build up in the spectator an- gle has been great. "Many peo- ple have enquired about the pro- gress of the plane although they have no intention of building one. It seems to fascinate many people." Girl Guide mayor today "Good morning! City hall. "Is Mayor Dorothy Boras available for comment on the proposed secondary sewage by- law this Lethbridge city hall has a new" face today, with Miss Boras of the 1st Ranger Co. assuming the duties of Mayor Andy Anderson as part of Foun- ers' Week celebrations. Founders' Week honors Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, the or- iginators" of Scouts and Guides, whose birthdays both fall on Feb. 22. Jim Hegland of the llth Scout Troop is fire chief today, sitting hi with Lethbridge Fire Chief Wilfred Russell. Tuesday, Cathy Sobiliak of the 3rd Guide Co. will become magistrate and Eddie Meili of the 16th Troop will be the po- lice chief. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING ITD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 PRIME SPACE FOR RENT DOWNTOWN NEXT TO POST OFFICE PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 4500 Sq. Ff. Main Floor 6000 Sq. Ft. Lower Floor May be divided to suit tenant CALL 327-6747 1-5 p.m. PAHULJE CONSTRUCTION LTD. IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY Remember the names of your customers and the people you meet socially THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Hoi proof that William A. Clen- nan can improve your memory for names, faces and facts and it only takes two evenings of two hours each. The following telhbridge business firms have enrolled some of their key personnel: Simpsons-Sears, Hay Agencies, College Mercury, Bank of Montreal. Tuesday and Wednesday March 2nd and 3rd Lethbridge Collegiate Institute 18th St. and 5th Ave. S. p.m. to WILLIAM A. CLENNAN Enroll Now Still a few seats available. This course will not be available in Lethbridge again. Remember the people in Lethbridge who take the course will re- member your name. Will you remember theirs? -Remember people's names and Faces -Remember Daily Details -Remember Soles Points -Remember What You Read or Study -Make a Speech Without Note! -Sell More and Increase Profits Cost of This Course Only Sponsored and Guaranteed by The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Don't miss this opportunity to take the Robert H. Nutt Memory Course. For inquiries or tickets phono 3274576 William A. Clennan "The man who won't let you forget" This Course Guarantees to Teach You the Keys to- ;