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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EASTER IN LAS VEGAS Depart Calgary April 19 - Return April 24 RETURN AIRFARE, ACCOMODATIONS (Union Plaza) Transfers, Tips and Gratuities Many extras Priced at only $198.00 return Per person based on double occup. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, February 23, 1973 PAGES 17 TO 28 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-74M FILING CABINETS South Alberta teachers' meet attendance high By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer In marked contrast to recent teacher conventions at major Alberta centres this month, the South Western Alberta Teachers' Association enters its second day of meetings today with an almost 100 per cent attendance rate. Of more than 1,300 delegates registered for the two-day affair, which began Thursday, at least 1,250 have attended sessions and workshops. New faces at convention socials are mainly those of local school trustees (guests) and news media. Keynote speakers Thursday included deputy education minister Earl Hawkesworth and New Jersey professor Dr. Sam Proctor. Dr. Hawkesworth urged delegates to' accept the limitations placed on education in today's society - yet be able to educate students to accept responsibilities of society. "Society has the responsibility to educate its youth to accept the responsibilities of society as well as the benefits. Laws and customs need to tolerate diversion. "More and more children coming into the classroom are either unable or unwilling to accept the restrictions necessary to make a classroom functional," Dr. Hawkesworth said. He said children today have "never really had to obey a command" because the home is permissive. He said teachers are hampered in their attempts at discipline. "Parents want more discipline in the school. Maybe they want something done that they can't do," Dr. Hawkesworth said. The deputy minister said the heed to establish order in Alberta schools may result in problems for teachers and school boards. "Somewhere along the line, some school, some teacher, some school board is going to face legal action over violation of the Human Rights Act or the Individual Protection Act," he said. Dr. Hawkesworth said studies such as the Worth Report on educational planning should be accepted with scepticism. "We are all creatures of our times and conditions. There is a need for socio - economic- political guidance. Such planning should be treated with a great deal of scepticism. "If students are to be helped, they should be helped in a disciplined manner," he said. Dr. Hawkesworth also cautioned teachers to maintain their professional stand i n g, through better teaching methods, co - operation with local school boards and better understanding of students. "Creative solutions cannot be legislated or negotiated. There is a suspicion that professional societies really exist not to serve the client but to serve the profession," he said. Dr. Sam Proctor, guest speaker at SWATA's annual dinner Thursday, told teachers to develop a world-wide attitude toward learning conditions. "We are much more aware of the human family and our faculties as human beings on the planet. Most people in the world have been born unlucky, victims of the randomness of nature. "Educate people for learning, how to stand tall and be aware of one's total existence as part of a total human family," Dr. Proctor said. He said there must be a major emphasis on inter-cultural education at all levels of schooling. "There's something very profound about every culture. Teach people to be competent so they can enjoy the good things in life and so they can realize the values In life. "We must learn how to sort out values so we won't produce other generations with that kind (Nazi Germany) of callousness to human beings," Dr. Proctor said. Twenty retiring t e achers, from Lethbridge public and separate systems as well as SWATA rural areas were introduced at Thursday's annual banquet. Nature's gallery BILL GROENEN photo A past spring runoff contributed this sculpture to the gallery along the banks of the Oldman River. The gnarled driftwood can be found in the river valley in the west part of the city. For education's sake Teachers, trustees must co-operate CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABI] MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 E33& PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBBS Do you i'i alize that j'our doctor's prescription has always been written for you as an individual patient and not merely for the condition for which he is treating you? | Your prescription | Is the result of I your doctor's personal knowledge | of many things, j including the state of your I health, your present physical condition and any allergies you may have. These are some of the real reasons why I'm constantly warning you against 'sharing' your prescriptions with members of your family or with friends who may seem to have "the same thing". Even if the other person does seem to have "the same thing" there is always the possibility that he or she could be highly-allergic to the prescription your doctor wrote specifically for you. Free parking? Here at Stubbs Pharmacy the answer is, "Of course!" And a place for you to sit while we're filling your prescription - of course. All this and our friendly, conscientious service is always ready for you here at 1506 - 9th Ave. S. Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. By HERB LEGO Herald Staff Writer Taxpayers and parents of students are looking for new ideas and improved programs from the teachers which they support - a challenge which must be met across Alberta, educators were told Thursday. Public school board chairman Dr. Doug McPherson, welcoming delegates to the annual, convention of the South Western Alberta Teachers' Associa- INCOME TAX INDIVIDUAL, FARM, and BUSINESS RETURNS F. M. DOUGLAS 917-27 Street 'A' N. Ph. 328-0330, 328-1705 1970 Pontine Parisienne 2-door hardtop Fully equipped. 1969 Chevy Nova 2 door, 6 automatic. Extra clean condition. 1971 Cortina Station Wagon RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd Ave. and 14th St. Sale* 328-4539 S. fcion, said it is essential to develop greater co-operation among teachers and trustees for the benefit of education. "Teachers, for too long a period of time, have not had the impact - that is their right - in determining the course education is to take. "We have to pay attention to the concerns of the people whose schools we operate and whose children we educate. They (the public) are looking to you for expansion in value systems applicable to the age in which we live," Dr. McPherson said. He said whether or not teachers agree with' the Worth Report on educational planning, education in Alberta will never again be the same. "A great challenge lies clearly before us. At no time in the history of your association has it been so essential that we (trustees and teachers) walk shoulder to shoulder, that we level with each other - not just at the bargaining table but at all levels," Dr. McPherson said. Guest speaker for the convention's opening session Thurs- E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 day was New York au&or Jim White. He urged SWATA members not to cram their class schedule with unnecessary studies -and to keep personal communication between students aiiid teacher. "Sometimes teachers teach more than students want to learn. We can leam what we need to learn, for now, and leave something for later. "We try to tell kids what they're supposed to know, but ideas are our materials. There's too much fuss about concepts and not enough about understanding," Mr. White said. He said umderetanding does not always require a teacher's presence in the classroom but does require questions from the students, even if those questions are supplied by the teacher. "Don't tell (a student) what he can tell you. Ask him to tell you - that's what education is all about. "If you're going to provide learning, you need to provide learning attached to experiences. A student will not read if he doesn't write. He will not FREE . . . Car Wash WITH GASOLINE FIUUP and can write if he doesn't talk - he won't talk unless he perceive," Mr. White said. He said if students are given worthwhile tilings to talk about, they will dsvefop (perception and better learning. He said it is also important for teachers to show appreciation of work done well by students: "It's not illegal or in> moral to compliment a student, to respond with praise." The SWATA convention continues today. Delegates are from the County of Lethbridge, the Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Cardatoii, Warner, Taber and Lethbridge. Lethbridge public and separate schools have been closed for the convention, giving approximately 10,000  students at all levels a two-day break from classroom routine. All schools will open Monday. Fish, game group awaits habitat fund By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The Alberta Fish and Game Association is anxiously waiting for a provincial government announcement which would establish a habitat fund for birds and fish in Alberta. Tom O'Keefe, outgoing president of the provincial association, told The Herald on the eve of the group's 44th annual convention at the El Rancho Motor Hotel he is hoping Alberta Minister of Lands and Forests Allan Warrack will make the announcement Saturday. Mr O'Keefe said the fish and game association has been pressing the provincial government for many years for a habitat found which would help to restore streams and game animal environment. He said the fund has been established but it hasn't been instituted yet. The fund would take the form of a $2 to $5 fee added to each fishing and hunting licence to go into a trust fund to be administered for the betterment of fishing and hunting conditions in the province. He said local fish and game clubs have been asked to initiate small habitat reserves throughout the province by working in co-operation with favmers and ranchers. He said not five out of 100 clubs in Alberta have embarked on a habitat project to develop a sanctuary for birds. He said a habitat project is complicated and long term and more often than not there just isn't enough interest at the local club level to maintain it. Mr. O'Keefe also considers that destroying animal habitat by spraying ditches, grading roadsides and maintaining irrigation canals is upsetting the balance of nature. He said without adequate cover' and proper habitat, the birds and game can't withstand predators. On the question of predators, Mr. O'Keefe said the Alberta Fish and Game Association has now stopped sponsoring predator hunt programs. In previous years, the association awarded a prize to the club which turned in the most crow and magpie feet. He said by tinkering with one part of the balance of nature, all other parts are affected. "Part of the increase in the fox population is the indiscriminate killing of coyotes," he said. "With an Increase in the fox population, there is a decrease in the pheasant population. "This all goes back to a lack of proper habitat for the animals. Unless something is done to keep or restore the areas of cover, bird populations will continue to decrease." He called an Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association resolution asking for the hunting season to be delayed until after the harvest "a failure on the part of the land owner to recognize his rights." Mi*. O'Keefe said the farmers don't have to ask for changes in the hunting seasons. They have all the' rules now which can stop people from hunting on their land. "If a farmer doesn't want � hunter on his land he can tell him to get off," said Mr. O'Keefe. "The farmer has the Criminal Code of Canada, the Petty Trespass Act and the Alberta Game Act to back him up." The convention began today with resolutions ranging from Indian hunting rights to control of all terrain vehicles. Saturday morning will be devoted to association business and policy statements. Local water rates hike under study at city hall A report recommending a specific increase in water rates charged to local consumers is being reviewed in the city engineering department and should be before council in the near future. City engineer Randy Holfeld would not disclose the size of the recommended increase. He said it has not been determined whether the information will be put before council in the form of a report or for consideration when the operating budget comes out next month. Associated Engineering Services of Calgary conducted the water rates study for the city and has recommended the increase. Civil servants' morale in top shape Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON - The morale of Alberta civil servants is in "lop shape" says Labor Minister Bert Hohol - despite reports to the contrary. Bill Wyse (SC - Medicine Hat-Redcliff) asked Premier Lougheed Thursday in the legislature if the premier has received a telegram from the Civil Service Association advising of a morale problem. The premier said he'd have to check his mail and report back to the assembly. The question was passed to Dr. Hohol who laughingly said morale was not a problem despite continuing negotiations over a civil service contract that expired at the end of 1972. Dr. Hohol said he hasn't heard "officially" from the civil service about low morale. Albert Ludwig (SC-Calgary Mountain View) noted a newspaper advertisement by the Civil Service Association which asks the government for bargaining rights equal to organized labor in the province. Dr. Hohol said "in a large organization such as ours . . . says Hohol ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC  Schwartz Bldg. 222 Sth St. S. Phone 328-4095 you have problems. But problems are healthy ones and to the best of my knowledge the morale of the civil service is in top shape." Dr. Hohol declined to answer opposition questions about the progress of negotiations for a new civil service contract. He said "collective bargaining is most successful, most effective when it is done behind closed doors." Super Special! DUCHESS GOLD and PLATINUM CRYSTAL STEMWARE  LIQUEUR  SHERRY  JUICE Regular 2.25 While Stock Lasts Y2 Price! Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN I All New for Sprinq *73\ for the College and Campus Crowd AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 Wild Woolley Ties As shown-in white lecther Black wet look trim. 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