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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, February 22, 1973 SCHOOL COUNCILS Students, teachers and parents working together Two Lethbridge schools are currently investigating the proposition of school councils -Lethbridge CoKegiate Institute ami Fleetwood - Bawden elementary. At LCI an intex-im council of six students, six parents, two teachers and principal Ken Sauer is looking into possible guidelines for the establishment of a regular school council. The school has had a parent advisory group for a number of y./ars. The unofficial "school council" has been meeting on the guidelines since December. Dr. 0. P. Larson, superintendent of public schools, outlined his views in conjunction with the Worth Report recommendations on School councils to the Fleetwood-Bawden Home and School Association last week. California has had such success with school councils, he said, that there is a move in that state to extend the system to municipal government, creating councils to assist and advise municipal councils. The province of Quebec has passed legislation to create school councils, primarily on an advisory basis, he said. A school council co\ild act as an advisory group or it could be delegated certain authority, Mr. Larson said. A council would give everyone a chance to dialogue on school policy decisions. A school council could consider:  School regulations regarding attendance and discipline, the tone of the school;  Dress regulations:  General operation of the school such as recess practices or breaks;  Extra - curricular activities such as dances:  Planning and organization of further education activities such as Fleetwood - Bawden's equestrian program tried for tfoj first time last year;  Whether school objectives are being achieved with recommendations for improvement. What powers the council would have would depend on legislation and the type of council which the parents, school and school board decide to establish. The Home and School Association was told that if it wanted to experiment with a "school council" the public school board would consider setting a policy to permit something along this line. Parents and teachers at Fleetwood - Bawden split into groups to discuss the proposal. Views varied widely. Some felt immediate steps should be taken to look into the proposal, others felt it would mean the end of the Home and School Association or that it was redundant. The members decided to wait until provincial legislation is established before considering the matter further. There are indications, however, that the matter of a school council will again be brought up at the next Home and School meeting. Education minister likes council idea Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON - Education Minister Lou Hyndman says he considers a Worth Report Country singing team show their friendly side By GARRY ALLISON There's a saying that states, "country people is good people." And people, country or otherwise, don't come any friendlier than Loretta Lyrm and Conway Twitty. In Lethbridge for a 2%-hour country music show Wednesday night at the Exhibition Pavilion, Loretta and Conway sent the capacity audience home fully satisfied. It's hard to believe that Loretta, a bundle of southern charm and energy, is a grandmother four times over. She married "Mooney" Lynn at the tender af,e of 14 and they now have six children, including twins, as well as the grandchildren. "The worst part of this business is leaving the kids at home," the country music entertainer of the year said. "It's terrible. When possible I like to take them with me." Her Kentucky inuring town accent flows smoothly as she bubbles forth on any subject INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS  AUTO  FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABtlSHED 1911 lower Fleer 517 4th Ave. $. � Phone 327-1541 from Vietnam to rodeos to President Richard Nixon. "I did a show for the United Appeal and President and Mrs. Nixon were in attendance. I told the audience what I thought of the war, which wasn't good. I told them my feelings though, as I was firmly against it." "Mr. Nixon had to leave early, before my little speech. So I told Mrs. Nixon to be sure and pass my feelings on to Richard. "They buzzed for 10 minutes about me calling the president Richard. I told one man when he asked me why I did it, that 'we call Christ by His first name, don't we?'" Born a Baptist and now a member of the Church of Christ, Loretta talks easily of Christ and you can sense her true feelings in the religious songs she sings. "We have the oldest house in Tennessee," she stated proudly. "We have restored it exactly like it was. It comes complete with a slave pit. The home is built along the lines of the famous Andrew Jackson home. "We not only bought the house but the whole town as well, 2,600 acres, complete with a general store." Antiques, dolls and salt and pepper shakers fill the Lynn home. "It's like a junk pile at times with all .those antiques," she laughed. Loretta and Conway first combined their talents during a tour of England and Europe and they have since reached the top of their field, being voted the country music duet of the year. Conway, unlike Loretta, was unwilling to speak about his family Hfe. "I keep my life private. I put a family picture in a souvenir program recently and some screwball started threatening mine and my daughter's Hfe. I don't need that, so they're private." Harold Jenkins and Conway Twitty are one in the same. "I combined the towns of Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas, and hoped it would catch a disc jockey's eye." His wish came true. He explained that while a gimmick like that may work, it only helps to a point. "Once they play your record, if you don't have the talent to back it up, all the gimmicks in the world aren't going to help." Now one of the top performers in the business Conway Twitty does not like being referred to as a star. "I love what I'm doing but I'm just an ordinary person. I fish, I hunt, I enjoy my family -just like anyone else," he stated. "In this business you have to remember you are a normal person, if you let it go to your head that's when the booze and the pills take over. Just like everyone else, I put my pants on one leg at a time." Conway has starred in three movies. THE JEAN JUNGLE CENTRE VILLAGE MALL WAREHOUSE DOOR BUSTER SPECIAL FRIDAY 3:00-4:00 P.M. COTTON BLAZERS AND WOOL PLAID JACKETS Reg to 29.95 for only................. DOOR BUSTER SPECIAL SAT. 12 NOON-1:00 P.M. PLAID HI RISE BAGGIES Reg 21.95 .................... NOW ONLY MANY OTHER UNADVERTISED SPECIALS DURING OUR WAREHOUSE SALE recommendation for more parental involvement in schools an "extremely interesting proposal." The $440,000 commission on education planning report completed last year recommended "school councils" consisting of parents and other members of the communiry act as advisory committees in local school decision-making. Mr. Hyndman said in an interview that he and Jim Foster, mbsteter of advanced education will make their views on the Worth Report known during the current sitting of the legislature. He then intends to sit down with representatives of the Alberta School Trustees Association arid the Alberta Teachers association and discuss specifics in the Worth Report, he said. Legislation needed to implement parts of the report on the future of education in Alberta could come at the fall siting of the legislature, said the education minister. A change in the law might be required to give school boards the authority to appoint the proposed school councils. Mr. Hyndman said there are a number of things to iron out before accepting the school council idea. He said it must bo decided whether the advisory councils would take away some of the responsibility now handled by school boards and home and school associations or would take on separate new functions. There is a danger that the councils could become "another layer of bureaucracy," said Mr. Hyndman. Court Woman says not guilty A Lethbridge woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of assaulting a police officer Feb. 19. Trudy Krahn, 2228 28th St. S., who allegedly struck Const. Roger Plato, will appear in provincial court March 14 for trial. Terry Dale Warr, 18, of Calgary, charged with break, enter, and theft at the A and W on Scenic Drive Feb. 11, has changed his plea to not guilty, and will appear in court Friday when a trial date will be set. A Stavely woman already facing nine charges, was charged with another offence Wednesday. Mrs. Alice Zinik pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance by use of foul language in Nan-ton Jan. 6, and was remanded to March 7 for sentencing on all 10 charges. She also stands charged with: seven counts of obtaining by false pretences goods or merchandise totalling $1,206; a charge of refusing to leave a licenced premises when requested to do so by the owner; and a charge of staying in the Lethbridge Hotel without paying. Mrs. Zinik has pleaded guilty to all charges. Engineer's group to meet here Former city man Dr. Joseph V. Charyk, COMSAT president Blood pressure silent killer JOHN B. ARMSTRONG, M.D. Canadian Heart Foundation High blood pressure is often described as a "silent" killer because it has no characteristic symptoms and many people have it without being aware of the fact. It can also be described as a "mysterious" killer because, for more than 90 percent of people with high blood pressure, the cause and the cure are still unknown. Why is one person's blood pressure higher than another's? Why is it more prevalent among women than men? It may take years of research to answer these and other questions still baffling medical science. Meanwhile, awareness, early detection and treatment are the best medicines. A routine checkup can be the first step toward early detection and toward averting a heart attack or stroke - often the serious end-results of high blood pressure. The Canadian Heart Foundation estimates that nearly 2 million Canadians have high blood pressure and probably more more than half of them don't know it. Of those who do, most aren't being treated adequately. This emphasizes the need for more research to find the underlying causes of high bloood pressure. What has science learned so far?  The causes for 9 out of 10 cases of high blood pressure are still unknown.  High blood pressure is a major contributor to stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.  High blood pressure occurs more frequently in women than men and it is more common among low income groups than the afflluent.  High blood pressure can be detected by a simple test. Once diagnosed, it can be treated by your doctor. Treatment of even moderate hypertension can reduce the risk of stroke and heart and kidney failure.  Too much salt in the daily diet can cause blood pressure to rise.  Overweight, fatigue and undue stress can contribute to elevated blood pressure.  A man whose blood pressure is over 150 has twice the risk of heart attack and four times the risk of stroke as one whose blood pressure is under 120. In addition, the death rate from high blood pressure in Canada in persons under 65 has been reduced by 79 percent since 1950. Despite this progress, much more time and money will be required to solve the remaining problems. Research funds come from the annual Heart Fund in February. Council will adjust bylaw to give store late hours City council will make an adjustment in the business hours bylaw to allow Currie's Foods Ltd. to remain open between 9 a.m., and 9 p.m. Mayor Andy Anderson said either a new classification for the store will be necessary or the floor area designation to distinguish supermarkets from confectioneries will have to be U of L concert to feature local soprano Lethbridge mezzo soprano Nora Rose will be the guest artist at the recital of the University of Lethbridge concert series March 7. The recital will take place in the Yates Memorial Centre at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Leister's Music, the university switchboard and at the Yates Centre prior to the performance. Mrs. Rose will be accompanied by John Soarchfield, Calgary pianist and harpsichordist. The recital will include a group of Elizabethan songs, accompanied on the harpsichord, operatic arias, songs by Faure, Chaussofl, D up arc, Brahms, Vaughan-Williams, and a group of folk songs. LEASE From your Franchisee! New Car Dealer  Belter Service Facilities  Regular Warranty Inspection!  Better choice of model*  More Flexible leasing Plant  Your lease can Include maintenance, licence, and insurance INQUIRE NOW INTO THE ADVANTAGES OF LEASING OVER BUYING Contact - BORIS KORESHENKOV Beny Automotive Enterprises Ltd. 2 Avenue and 8th Street S. Phone 327-3147 increased to 2,450 square feet "Council will have to admit it made a mistake" when it amended the bylaw last week restricting stores with a floor area larger than 1,700 square feet to hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Lloyd Currie, who manages the 2,450 square-foot store, said after the amendment was passed he would be forced out of business. The amendment put his store in the supermarket category, in which he could not compete, Mr. Currie said. City solicitor John Hammond said he will await instructions from council on what action to take to remedy the situation. Something Is Happening At . . . KKLSTOK TV STACKING STOOLS 3 to a set in assorted col* ors featuring heavily padded seats and bronze legs. .95 PER SET R?V?LST0K? COMPANIES LTD. J 602 - 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5777, 327-5888 Open. Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8;00 a.m. to 5.-00 p.m. FREE DELIVERY "CHARGEX" A former Lethbridge man who is now one of the leading communications experts in the United States will address a session of the annual meeting 01 Alberta professional engineers in Lethbridge June 1. Dr. Joseph V. Charyk, president and director of the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) in Washington, D.C., will address a noon luncheon of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. The, association is the licensing body for professional engineers in the province. About 400 of the group's 8,000 members are expected to attend the Lethbridge meeting May 31, June 1 and June 2, says Bob Comstock of Lethbridge. Mr. Comstock heads the committee organizing the convention. Highlight of the meeting will be a day-long session June 1 entitled Resources for Tomorrow. The session will be open to the public and 'will feature panel discussions and a keynote address by Vernon L. Horte, former president of TransCan-acTa Pipelines Ltd. and now president of the Gas Arctic-Northwest Project study group. The June 1 session will be held at the El Rancho. All other sessions will be at the Holiday Inn. May 31 will be devoted to committee meetings and June 2 will be dominated by the association's business meeting. The association last met in MPC approves hardware The Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday approved the construction of a hardware store at 2020 Mayor Magrath Drive. The matter had been tabled two weeks ago pending the results of a discussion between the city and the developer of property adjacent to the bard-ware store site. During the previous MPC meeting, it had been suggested the deve'ooer had rot met certain conditions set down by the MPC, such as access to a parking lot and provision of on-site storm drainage facilities. A spokesman for the city said the developer has since agreed to comply with the conditions. The hardware store, to be built for Thunderbird Stores Ltd., will be in a 12,000 square-foot building. The approval had attached a list of 12 conditions including the waiver of some on-site parking requirements. Lethbridge in 1952 and since then has rotated between Edmonton and Calgary and the Jasper and Banff national parks, Mr. Comstock says. Dr. Charyk of COMSAT obtained a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alberta then went on for masters and PhD degrees from the California Institute of Technology. He has since received an honorary degree from the University of A2berta. Prior to joining COMSAT in 1963, he was chief scientist for the U.S. Air Force, assistant secretary of the air force for research and development, and under secretary of the air force. Library awaits grant The chairman of the Lethbridge public library board will be given a $25,000 cheque Saturday by Allan Warrack, minister of lands and forests. The money represents an annual grant received by the library from the province, George Dew, chief librarian says. Usually, he said, the cheque is simply moiled to the hbrary from Edmonton. Since the minister will be in Lethbridge Saturday to address the Alberta Fish and Game Association convention, the grant will be awarded in person, Mr. Dew said. The money will go toward the cost of equipping the new library, he said. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. with Bill Russell, board chairman, accepting th� cheque. Yurko mum on irrigation Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON - Environment Minister Bill Yurko has declined to comment on the progress of talks between Edmonton and Ottawa to upgrade irrigation in Alberta. Asked in an interview to comment on a recent statement in Lethbridge by federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan that an agreement is expected soon, Mr. Yurko said "I have no comment to make on the matter at this time." QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mecrtank Capitol Furniture BIdg. PHONE 328-7684 mm For jogging, racing, and .plain relaxing... North Star jogging shoes are tops! Setting new records for value, styling and rugged comfort. North Stars keep cool comfort on your feet with Acti-Fresh treated linings and the exclusive Densof lex cushion arch insole and heel. Choose North Star jogging shoes... the wise buy! All Canadian... All Comfort...All Value NORTH STAR jogging shoes The wise buy! FROM $10.99 0!> ?� Available men's, women's, boys', youths'. 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