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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IS THf UTHiMOOt HHUklD Nfcn-ry 14, Frigid January was a tough one Weather conditions of Janu- ary, 1971, were the most severe j in 63 years. More snow fell during the month than has fallen in any January for the past 70 years, with 23.5 inches. The normal snowfall for the month is 8.7 inches. There were 20 days during the month with precipi- tation. The normal is nine days. The month was also charac- terized by great temperature variations in very short periods of tune. On Jan. 15, the tem- perature changed from a mid- night reading of 25 degrees below zero to a high of 40 above by 9 p.m., a variation of 65 degrees. The famed Chinook was responsible for the abrupt change, but it left just as sud- denly the next day when at p.m. the temperature was 41 above and by 3 p.m. the mer- cury plunged down to only four above. The mercury read below a total of 16 days during the month, with the lowest tem- perature occurring Jan. 13, when the mercury fell to 37 degrees below zero. The warmest temperature which occurred during the month was 48 above on the 28th. The mean maximum tem- perature for the month was 21.6 above compared to the normal 27 3 above. The mean low tem- perature was 1.3 degrees below zero compared to the normal 7.2 above. There were only 43 hours of sunshine during the month, a new low record. The normal is 103 hours. Warm days stay Tte warm weather will stay. The system responsible fo ,_--.-M.. thA warm weather now, is i cheated a bit after the past three weeks of balmy spring- like weather. However, the weatherman advises against too much premature rejoicing, as he again stresses that south- ern Alberta weather being what it is, no one knows what might happen. Time to pay court Hnes up to judge Thne to pay a court fine is a privilege, not a right. The granting of time to pay is left purely to the court judge's dis- cretion. If a person is granted the privilege of having time to pay a fine he must pay it by the final day set by the judge. If the person does not pay the fine in the specified time a warrant is automatically is- sued for his arrest. H the person is arrested and has not yet paid the fine he must serve the number of days specified by the judge on the day the fine had been imposed. Each time a fine is imposed the judge states what the fins will be, or how long the per- son must spend to jail if the fine is not paid. Blood donors to receive honor scrolls John Duthie, John Green, Jo- seph Kovacs and Joseph Smer ek of Lethbridge, and Care Navratil of Nobleford, will re- ceive 50-ptot donation scrolls a the Lethbridge Red Cross blood donors clinic March 2-4. The clinic will be held in the Civic Sports Centre and Red Cross officials are hopeful the 900 pint objective will be filled. outhern part of the province h o u 1 d experience variable loud and gusty westerl; vino's for the next couple day as the low slowly slides east vard. The high and low tempera tures today should be 45 abov and 25 above respectively Winds will be from the west 2 mph and gusty. Tempera tires Thursday should be sim ilar. Tuesday's high and low wer 46 above and 32 above. All time record tempera ures for Feb. 24 are 50 abov set to 1907 and 24 below set 1 1940. Nursing home meeting set in Edmonton Plans for a million, 150 bed nursing home for Nort Lethbridge are to hands government officials in EC monton. Architect George Robins Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospit and Nursing Home District a ministrator Doug Schindel and board member Miss Li h'an Parry are to be to E monton Friday to discuss tl plans with the various depart ments. Plans must be approved the fire commissioner's offic environmental control depart ment and the planning divisic of the department of health. The hospital board is hopin construction of the nursin home can start to April. Com pletion is to take about a yea TV creates perplexity says War Game director JAYCEE AWARDS Jaycee Casey Wiskerke, top right, accepts the trophy for his nomination os one of the Jaycee's three most outstanding young men in Alberta, from W H Styner of Labatt's Brewery Ltd., trophy donor. The award signifies Mr, Wiskerke, active in several Lethbridge community projects, os the Jaycee's most outstanding young man in southern Alberta. In the bottom picture, Jim Ayer, left, first vice-president of the board of directors, Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, accepts the Jaycee's citizen of The Year Award from Jaycee Leo Hopman. In other awards, the Lethbridge Javcoes presented Don Bengtson with the Jaycee of the Quarter Cup. Mr. Bengtson won the honor for his work with the Jaycee's defensive driving course and other community Day of being 'permanent' students is forecast of newspaper publisher Cadet news The No. 11 Lethbridge Squad- ron Air Cadets will parade in the 20th Battery Armories, Kenyon Field, at tonight. There will be band practice at The Navy League Cadet Corps No. 50 will parade to- night at aboard ship at 10th Ave. and 17th St. S. There is still an opening for boys be- tween the ages of 11 and 13 years who wish to join. All cadets, officers and new en- tries are to be aboard rhip by By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Suit Writer Television gives information in "indigestible, uncontrollable chunks" which create perplex- ty and eventually apathy to viewers, says the director of the controversial anti-w a r movie, The War Game. Peter Watkins, a recent vis- itor to the University of Leth- bridge, said it is difficult to separate the "hard facts from the happy mush" when, to oie hour viewers may be regaled with soap suds commercials, war items on Indochina, Lu- cille Ball, sports and murder. The medium does not give people time to think, argue and digest information. Because they can't talk back to their TV set or "physically query" it, they accept what it gives. Mr. Watkins, 35-year-old movie and TV producer, is at present editing his fourth movie, the anti-military Pun ishment Park. The War Game commissioned by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1965, was never shown on the BBC, apparently because of its realism. The implications were thai "if I had produced a film aboul thermonuclear war that wasn'i horrifying, it would have been accepted." LEAVES BBC Mr. Watkins has since se- ered connections with the !BC and resides to the U.S Like The War Game, Punish ment Park will be distributed ndepsndently. The War Game, in documen ary style, recounted events to jondon during a nuclear bom' scare. Although not shown on TV, it was screened widely i educational institutions, incluc ing high schools. Thermonuclear war a n overpopulation are two area ilr. Watktos contended whic lave been 'given the silen treatment by western media. He said the arms race is es calattog "at a rate beyon until today there is estimated world stockpile 100 tons of high explosives for every man, woman and child There was a "mild flurry interest" when the Ant'-Balli Be Missile system was intro duced, but "after an ap- propriate waiting time, the sy tem is going ahead witho1 public dialogue." The arithmetics of over-pop lation are "horrifying." By 1975, the western world could be well past the point of no return, when western surpluses would not be able to catch up to world demands. Yet the problem is "not acted upon or considered by western including its media. Mr. Watkins said Americans, by the time they reach 20, have spent one to two years watching TV continuously, hut aside from marketing studies and surveys of violence influ- ence, there has been "no in- vestigation of cause and effect" of programs. Essential subjects may be run on non-primetime or oppo- site a commercially attractive show, and are seldom followed up with later reports. Viewers have a "deference" for TV and accept its "au- thoritarian tone" even though the few who decide program EC's decisions are made by iree or four men who censor, ot by "blue-pencil it by "censorship by proxy." This has produced political noo-involvement to viewers. It an't be expected that TV's deadening fantasy-tinged eu- would not have an ffect" on the public. The rule by proxy sample to the BBC's dealings a profile of Britian, The ounds of Britian, by noted Drench director Jean-Luc God- ard. The movie, a tou0> hit- ing examination of the coun- try, was shown to a selected Letting of contract explained by city chedules regard the public as audience, and a moronic.' Mr. Watkins suggested the taken of their had an _ TV film was reactions. The reaction show was run; the ac- tual Goddard movie was not. Mr. Watkins also said indivi- dualism en TV, "passion, com- mitment and involvement" are on the wayout. The medium is increasingly becoming a "cor- porate wilderness." Watching TV is a "frustrat- ing experience" and leaves the public "feeling there is some- thing wrong and not knowing what it is." The medium needs to allow broadcasters more range of opinions and needs to develop an "amateur pipeline, a grass- roots communication" with the public. _____ City Manager Tom Nutting Tuesday issued a press release clarifying city council's ap- proval Monday of a negotiated contract for with Ken- vood Engineering Construction Ltd., for the building of a con- crete electrical suitchgear sta- ion on the west side. Tenders had been called for the project, .but the bids re- ceived "indicated a lack of com- petitive bidding." Mr. Nutting hen asked for and received council's permission to nego- jate a contract. The press release states an m- depth analysis of two of the three contractors was under- taken to ascertain which would best satisfy the construction re- quirements and at the same time be able to meet the com- pletion date of April This analysis led to the con- clusion Kenwood was best qual- ified. The University of Leth- bridge has agreed to contri- bute to guarantee com- pletion on time. Mr. Nutting said the city was placed in a difficult position when tenders were called be- cause of the very short com- pletion time requested by the university. When completed, the station will house equip- ment needed to furnish 600 volt electric power to the new uni- versity buildings. Independent Canada group meets tonight in Lethbridge An organizational meeting for the formation of a Leth- bridge branch of the Commit- tee for an Independent Canada will be held tonight at 7 at Ericksen's Family Restaurant. The CIC, established last year, seeks to ensure, or in- crease, Canadian domination of the country's industries, sports, media, culture and trade unions. The meeting will feature Joe Clark of High River, publisher and former special assistant to rederal Progressive Conserva- tive Leader Robert Stanfield. Drug eases are heard in Blairmore Frank Larry Poch, 18. of Frank, reserved his plea to the charge of possession of mari- juana under the Narcotics Con- trol Act to the Blairmore Pro- vincial Judge's Court Tuesday. The case was set over to March 16. Benjamin Harvey Kletke, 17, of Blairmore entered a plea of guilty to the possession of mari- juana. His case was set over until April 2 for sentencing. Youths make 30-mile hike across snow Six Lundbreck youths Sun- day completed a 30-mile over- night snowshoe hike from the West Castle ski area to Red Rock Canyon to Waterton Lakes National Park Sunday afternoon. Wearing snowshoes and carrying' back-packs the youths left Saturday, and the first arrived at the Red Rock Canyon drop point about 3 p.m. Sunday. The rest of the six youths finished the hike within the next few hours. All wished to remain anonymous. Their expedition was to sup- port of the Alberta Wilderness Association drive to increase legislated protection of Alber- ta's parks and wilderness areas. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 By the end of the 20th cen- tury men and women will "all have become permanent, pro- fessional says C. W. Mowers, editor and publisher of The Lethbridge Herald. Speaking to the first 1971 ses- sion of the University of Leth- bridge free university Tues- day night, Mr. Mowers said hi'gher education, including universities, colleges and oth- er systems must be put "into the context of life itself." He said the purpose of life is to live, to grow and to satisfy man's innate curiosity, and this must become the framework of educational en- i deavors. Curiosity is obvious to chil- dren, he said, but in most cases "the schools kill it in- stead of helping it to grow." "Our schools should repent of the murder of so many Mr. Mowers said, and teachers should start helping students learn how to live. ST. JOHN'S AMBULANCE HOME NURSING COURSE BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 1st 7 Week Course Plus Exam Night HOURS: 7 TO 9 P.M. FEE: BOOKS SUPPLIED INSTRUCTOR MRS. ELAINE SIBLE R.N. Course to be held in new headquarters 1203 3rd Avenue South The alienation of so many young people today, he said is due to the deadly way" schools turn them off every time they try to do something 'hich interests them. Mr. Mowers said today life seems to have three separate phases: school, work and re- tirement. However, all three should become part of total life, "becoming lifelong pro- cesses." Lifelong education must be developed to which all people attend school, all people enjoy their leisure and all people have some sort of work to do. "But we must also make some new assumptions con- cerning what working is ami what unemployment he said. An increasingly small por- Really shailed Bill Hart cf fith Avc. A N. went out Tuesday after- noon to start his 1959 Clievy pick-up track lhat he had had parked for the winter. The engine ran "dam well." he said, "but the track would not budge. I tried all of the it still didn't move." I n v c s t i g ating why his truck, while rur.ning well, would not move, he checked the emergency brake. It wasn't set. Looking further he discovered .-omeone had removed the truck's drive shaft. He still hart tr.c truck, hut someone else had the shaft. tion cf the population is able1 to supply all of tha goods and services people need to live comfortably, which means tha future allows for a small la- bor force or a short work day. Concepts of what constitutes must be adjusted to give all people the oppor- tunity to contribute. It is the responsibility of education to prepare men for what futurist Alvin Toffler terms "the dizzying disorienta- tion of the premature arrival of the Mr. Mowers said. This will mean universities must alter their philosophies and become only one portion of the entire lifelong, higher education system. 1 "We cannot reserve plumh- i ing just for the plumbers, i teaching for the teachers and university for these who can i afford it." he said. And: "We're going to have to ge1. away from the degree system, the marking system I and the evaluation system in i universities and other higher 1 education centres." Mr. Mowers said he was en- couraged by "the hrca.iili and depth of outlook of Alberta's educational authorities." Particularly the Worth Com- mission on Educational Plan- j ning and its three task forces en post-secondary education, nursery school to Grade 12 education and lifelong, con- tinuing education are of value, he said. He thought the lifelong edu- cation task force report, due March 4, would he the most important, and said he hopes its recommendations "w i 11 break down the distinctions we hold today between the differ- ent parts of life." YANKEES BEWARE The fearless, albeit ill-equipped, forces of the minuscule Grand Duchy of Fenwick are about to attack and, to the world's surprise, defeat mighty America in this scene from the forthcoming Catholic Cenlral High School production of The Mouse That Roared. The play runs Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 and Sunday at at the Votes Memorial Centre ond features a east of about 50 students, headed by Annemarie Schefter as Gloriana the Twelfth and Greg Royer as Tully Bascom (in the photo, with sword Directed by drama teacher Gloria Armel, it is the first three-act non-musical comedy to be attempted by the school. Tickets are avail- able at Leister't Music Store and at Catholic Central. ;