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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tutldoy, Ftbruory It, 1971 THI LETHMIDGE HltAlD Fellger reports on Russian tour -----------2----------------------------------- HONORED FOR SERVICE Mrs. Roy (Irene) Wollman receives a tray from Fore- most Chamber of Commerce president Ewald Zielke on being named "citizen of the year" at the recent citizenship night awards banquet. Among many acts of community service is her 18-year record of leadership with the Foremost Cubs, some of whom are seen in the background. Mrs. Wallman honored By GEOFF TAGG Herald News Service FOREMOST Mrs. Roy (Irene) Wallman was honored by Foremost recently for 18 years' service with the Cubs here and for numerous other acts of selfless dedication over the years. About 150 attended the banquet. Wallace Phillips outlined her career, "she is constantly add- ing to the wonderful record which she has established." Mrs. Wallman obtained her schooling at Charles, Nemis- kam and Foremost and had al- ready attained Grade 4 by the age of seven, itself a remark- able feat. Following high school, she went to normal school at Calgary, attaining honors. She taught at various schools Including Hilda, Fertile Plains, Bow Island, Wetaskiwin and Jasper, and then spent the next two years teaching in Costa Rica, after which she returned to Foremost. Her travels were not over however, as she at- tended a summer framing course in Mexico City. She then felt the call to mis- sionary work, and spent a summer at Fort Simpson where she was the recipient of a social award. Her concern for the welfare of young people continued, for two years she devoted her time and talents to the Canadian Girl Guides. It was at this time that Mrs. Wallman became in- terested in the Cubs, and she has worked with them for the past 18 years. After 14 years with the Cubs she received a special 14-year award and a further award for "the best instructor of Cub leaders." Following her work in Fort Simpson, she became the bride of Roy Wallman, and both have been active in youth work ever since. Throughout their lives in Foremost, the Wallman's have been actively engaged in the work of the church. In addition to everything else, she has been a Sunday School teacher for 15 years. She also found time to raise a family. The Wallman's have a son, Cam- eron, and two daughters, Rox- anne and Kim, all students at Foremost School, and all show- ing already indications of shar- ing the talents and dedication of their parents. This year she returned to full-time teaching at Foremost School, and was not long in or- ganizing the Junior Red Cross group in her class. She is also district Assistant Scout Com- missioner. Rev. Paul Bortnem of Fore- most asked his audience to con- sider the qualities of an out- standing citizen. He urged those present not to take their citizenship lightly, pointing out hat citizenship did not just re- ate to government at its var- ous levels, but was an indica- ion of a pel-son's level of maturity. He described citi- zenship as an active partner- ship in community and nation- al projects. He said that in this country we have a unique opportunity to prove to the world that many diverse people can gov- ern each other and live to- gether in harmony. Mrs. Wallman paid tribute to he people who helped. She made special mention of ler parents Luther and Lil Phay, who were present to help heir daughter celebrate one of Foremast's proudest moments. No new taxes for Cranbrook yet CRANBROOK (Special) Following court of appeal of city assessments, three appeals were granted minor downward revision, and three other ap- peals were denied. The 1971 city tax rolls have been completed by assessor J. P. Stropky. Values are, (1970 figure land improvements for school and hospital purposes for oth- er than school and hospital Other assessments exempt Talent show IRON SPRINGS (HNS) The Westwind District Scout Council has completed plans for its annual talent show to be held in the Himtsville School Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. The money raised is used to support the Scouting program in southern Alberta. Performers from Barons, Coal- hurst, Diamond City, Picture Butte, Turin, and Iron Springs will take part. from taxation are, land, 865 and improvements, 520. Mill return for tax on assess- ment for general purposes and debt is and for school and hospital purposes Mill structure for the 1970 city levy was: hos- pital 3.12; schools 37.82; debt 5.56; and general purposes 28.11 to tally a rate of 74.61 mills. However, revenue in 1970 in- cluded the initial six months surplus on city operations of electricity distribution, about With B.C. Hydro now operat- ing the system, city revenue from this source ends. The assessment covers two relatively minor city extensions in 1970, both land and improve- ments. The massive extension of Feb. 2 will not be taxed by the city in 1971, and the pro- vincial assessment rolls on which it is now assessed and provincially taxed will be transferred to the city as basis for reassessment within city limits, to be completed this year and taxed in 1972. COUNTRY NEWS These Are TheLetlibtidgc Herald Correspondents in Your Area PINCHER CREEK AND BROCKET KORINE YEUOW HORN Brocket PINCHER CREEK MRS. EDWARD 1UNN (Special Correspondent) Box 213 WRENTHAM MRS. RALPH WHITROW P.O. Box 97 CLARESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN....................P.O. Box 248 COUTTS MRS. ALICE HACKE...............General Deliaery MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER P.O. Box 329, Milk River COALDALE MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI..................Box 1005 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising A different system By MILDRED DARKER Herald News Service MAGRATH Education in! Russia is somewhat different! than in Canada, Mrs. Charles Fellger, who toured Russia with a group of teachers from Canada and the United States, told the Magrath Home and School meeting. I Russia's schools are tuition free. Children start in a state supervised kindergarten at the age of three and continue un- til they are seven. Primary school is next with four years under the same teacher. Secondary school is held six days a week. The Russians found older courses too difficult with heavy emphasis on science. Under Krushchev the school system was revised in 1958 and again in 1964. Stu- dents were so absorbed by homework and study they lost touch with the toil and sweat of life. They did not develop a love for physical labor. The re- vision required students to work two years' before enter- ing university. Now academic subjects are taken from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have found knowledge as- similation better if concen- trated subjects are taught first. Lighter classes such as physi- cal fitness and sports are taught in the afternoon. The system is changed every five years. Only five or 10 per cent of the Russian population is il- literate but few students are allowed to pursue the humani- ties and liberal arts. Scientists are relatively free of politics. Russian is the compulsory first language in all schools of the U.S.S.R. and Ukraine. Chil- dren are taught English in grades one and two and speak it fluently by age nine. The tour guide spoke perfect Eng- lish and had never been out of Russia. Mrs. Fellger found the Eccn- oniic Achbx'ement Exhibit at Moscow particularly interest- j ing. The farm pavilion was be-; hind a huge statue of the col- lective farm worker and a woman. A stone flower foun-i tain near showed the art of chiseled stone in colors. A tow- ering monument to s p a c e ex- plorers rose high in the sky and a Vostok space rocket was displayed. The chemistry pa- vilion was a modern structure showing the progress of Rus- sian scientists. The beautiful old churches in the Kremlin are an art display in themselves. Although not) used for religious services the lovely frescoes have been re- stored to their original beauty. The architecture is Italian as the Russians imported artists for this work. Saint Basil's Cathedral was built in the 16th century but is beautifully preserved. Belfry domes and minarets are painted in gold leaf. A visit to the armory mu- seum proved very different. Each tourist was asked to re- move his coat and put spe- cial cloth over their shoes to protect the inlaid floors. At the large statue of Lenin Mrs. Fellger saw people lined up for blocks to worship the Russian leader of the revolu- tion. In the Czar Exhibit a cannon was displayed that weighed 40 tons and was made in the 16th century. The Czar bell is the largest in the world, weighing 200 tons. It was made of 84 per cent copper in 1733. Today Russia has the high- est building rate in the world. Visitors noted cranes all over the cities. In Moscow most people lived in modern apartment blocks. Individuals can buy space for flats at 40 per cent down with the government financing 60 per cent. Rent is five kopecks a square meter. Hotel accom- modations are modern and good. Travel is mostly by taxi or bus in Moscow. They have wide roads but many are re- stricted. Buses are operated on the honor system. There is no ticket taker but if one does not pay and has no slip when the j inspector comes he is fined. The fare is four kopeck, about four cents. Subways are far below ground and a hurried business. One has 40 seconds to get on or off. Electric trains are very mod- ern but Mrs. Fellger found she could only travel at night from one city to another. During the tour two Baptist boys asked if there was a church where they could wor- ship. There are some but the government controls what can be said. When the Russian guide was asked: "Do you be- lieve in her reply was "No, we believe in ourselves." Mrs. Fellger enjoyed seeing Russia for 12 days but found postal service very slow. When she called at the foreign visi- tors post office there was only one person sorting the mail. Perhaps this is why her hus- band received no mail from her. It takes nine days for an airmail letter. Being a Canadian has its ad- vantages Mrs. Fellger decided. It takes to buy a pass- port out of Russia if you live there. She is happy to be home. Play badminton ETZKOM (HNS) Thirteen- year-olds will play badminton here now as a result of a re- cent ruling by the Etzikom Rec- reation Association. Mrs. Annetta Dorsey was thanked for her help with the recent skating party. FESTIVAL NEARS-Debbie and Darren Fantin of Blair- more ore preparing for the upcoming Crowsnest Pass Music Festivan. It is sponsored by the Blairmore Lions Club and will be held March 29 to April 1. Miss Fantin, 14, ll completing her eighth year of piano work under Mrs. Beatrice Costigan of Blairmore. She studies clarinet with bandmaster Frank Edl, along with brother Darren, 11, plays the baritone tuba as well as piano. Vern Decoux Photo Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Virnon Decoux, Resident Rep., Phone 562-2149 Start using the Government's own rules to save a bundle on income tax, Here's a perfectly legal way to use the Government's own rules to save on income tax. Trie Government has a law that says in effect "If you save now for your retirement, we'll let you pay as much as into a registered retirement savings plan every year, and we'll let you knock it off your income." So you merely lower taxable income by putting up to in our regis- tered retirement savings plan and don't pay the tax on it. Say you're married, have two children, and earned fifteen thousand in 1970. Depending on the province you live tax saving could amount to about which bundle in any man's To top it all off, the m .can make more there are You can stocks. You can have us invest it for a guar- anteed rate of interest You can have us invest it in income producing bonds and mortgages. Oryou can divide your money up using any combination of these three- alternatives. when you want it. When you eventually choose to withdraw it, you have to pay taxes on it at that time, of course. But this what's most important, You pay tax on your money when you decide to pay it This means later, when you're likely in a lower tax bracket, This has led some to call this plan a tax shelter. One fellow we know plans to pay into it for several years, watch it grow, then take it out to replace normal in- come while he lazes in Majorca. in itofEs'lor'several years, for long term- growth. And then as you get closer to retirement, you might want to switch to a guaranteed interest rate. You can change your combination again and again.This means yourplans arc flexible at all times. And you can get your money out Canada Trust 3rd Ave. at 7th St. S. 327-8581 rom leaving it intill you retire. because we nen out mak- [is7tnefefbre you don't have to pay sales commissions. All you have to do is call us. But don't put it off. You can't deduct any deposits from your 1970 income tax after Monday, March 1st. So fight fire with fire. Make the rules work for you. Phone us now! ;