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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta g THl UTHMIDOI NERAIO Wwuory M, ivmot Need for half-way house outlined by Rose Yettow Feet By RIC SWTflART Herald Staff Writer The Alcohol and Drug Com- mission is trying to arrange a meeting with Ray Speaker, minister of social development, and the Lethbridge Friendship Centre committee for the es- tablishment of a rehabilitation house. The meeting, open to the pub- lic, will be held in the local centre when final arrange- ments are completed. Rose Yel- low Feet, director of the cen- tre said she expects the meet- ing to be held within the next two months. The proposed meeting was prompted by a letter written by Mrs. Yellow Feet to the com- Teacher involvement needed in administration "Many things shouldn't be decided by the board o! trus- tees. Too many things affect the teachers and staff of the school itself, and they should have a part in formulating poli- said Dr. 0. P. Larson at a meeting of the Lethbridge Council of Home and School Associations recently. Dr. Lar- son spoke on the role of the Planning and Development Council which is expected to begin operations in March. Dr. Larson outlined the pur- Home-School convention March 18-20 "Sharing our schools with everyone" is to be the theme of the Alberta Federation of Home and School Association's provincial convention to be held in Edmonton March 18-20. One of the most importanl topics to be discussed will be the community use of schools for summer and evening pro- grams. Other items included on the still tentative agenda are elec- tion of officers, budget, guid- ance and counselling in the area of mental health, business affecting the natioha organization. All Alberta home and school associations have been re- quested to send one delegate with voting rights, and as many other delegates as they wish. Delegates for Lethbridge associations have not yet been announced. pose of the council as: to con- sider adequacy and effective- ness of the total school pro- gram; to consider long range jlans; and to submit proposals md recommendations to the school board. The planning and develop- ment council will consist c! iive parents, from secondary school level; five parents, from elementary school level; five secondary school students; one :eacher appointed by the Leth- M-idge branch of the Alberta Teachers Association; one principal appointed by the principals' association, and the superintendent of schools. Dr. Larson said some issues which are expected to be dealt with by the council include cur- riculum issues, teacher loads and student teacher ratios, drug problems, budget provi- sions, and key operational poli- cies of the school system. The Home and School Coun- cil's business meeting centred on the community use of schools, involving programs for evenings, and summer pro- grams. Tentative schools to be used for these programs are Gilbert Paterson, Catholic Cen- tral High School, and Wilson Junior High School. It was stressed that the Home and School Council's meetings are open to the gen- eral public. Any interested per- son may attend, and may con- tribute to the discussions. The next meeting will be March 29, at 8 p.m. in Lake- view School. Y's Men's meet The Y's Men's Western Dis- trict Conference will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff. JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE Off ALL UNIFORMS White and colored 1 Special Rack at WE ARE NOW SELLING THE WELL KNOWN GRADUATE UNIFORMS AT INTRODUCTORY PRICES JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE 404 5th STREET S. (upstairs) PHONE 328-3631 mission declaring the critical state which exists in the city for young girls, areas which include alcoholism, drug abuse and immoral conduct, largely through no fault of their own. "There is no place in the city to refer girls who are sick, in trouble or just in need of she said. "I get tired of sending peo- ple to the police for accom- modation. It is easier for me to put them up in my home be- cause most of them are afraid of the police and they just wan- der the streets or fall prey to people who take advantage of them because they are down and out for the moment." She said there is a great number of cases where people have been sleeping in wrecked cars who come to the friend- ship centre for cofiee in the morning. This is one of the many jobs a rehabilitat ion house could provide. Yellow Feet said the main concern now is to find more interested people to ex- pand the committee, either as ictive members or as resource personnel. She said the next step will >e to locate a central body for ;he committee to work with to keep from duplicating services. 'I have heard there is a group in the city trying to form a rehabilitation house for men. "This central body could co- ordinate the efforts of both "roups and control the finan- cial expenditures for both Muses." Mrs. Yellow Feet outlined some of the objectives of the committee in its aim to estab- lish a half way house in the city, objectives which follow closely those which she used to establish a rehab house in Ed- monton. "We are concerned for the well being of women and girls at crisis periods in their she said. "The proposed house would provide 24 hour supervised accommodation for single and homeless women or girls who have one or more serious per- sonal problems. The first ob- jective would be to provide the basic needs food, shelter, clothing, and an atmosphere of warmth and understanding or acceptance." She said the committee would endeavor to work in close co- operation with all levels of gov- ernment to provide an incen- tive to these women to become tax payers rather than remain- ing a tax burden. "Length of residency would be governed by individual cir- cumstances and could vary from one week to more than a she said. The next meeting of the com- mittee will be held in the local centre March 11 and Mrs. Yel- low Feet has asked for all in- terested people to attend. Any people requiring any ad- ditional information can con- tact Dave Owen at 328-6796 or Mrs. Yellow Feet at 328-7361. UNICEF PRESENTATION Mayor Andy Anderson was presented a painting of the United Nations building in New York by Mrs. Paulino Evers, UNICEF represent- ative during a visit to the city Tuesday. UNICEF prospers in province "All indications are that we are holding our own in com- parison to other organizations. We are very pleased with the calendar of I I local happening The General Stewart Home and School Association is hold- ing a Tea and Bake Sale March 3 from 2 to p.m. at the school to commemorate Edu- cation Week. Everyone wel- Original Pensioners and Se- nior Citizens Auxiliary Society will meet in gym 2 of the Civic Sports Centre Friday at 2 p.m. Bingo and lunch to be served. Membership tickets, available. A good attendance has been re- quested. Alberta said Mrs. Pauline Evers of Calgary, and public relations officer for the Alberta area of UNICEF. Mrs. Evers was in Leth- bridge Tuesday to speak to the Lethbridge branch of UNICEF (United Nations Children's at Southmmster United Church. Figures given for Lethbridge in 1970 were: collect- ed by children on Halloween; collected on greeting cards sold by the University of Lethbridge Women's Associa- tion; and collected by the University Book Store. "All but one elementary school in Lethbridge partici- pated in the Halloween venture, but the principal of the school stated that they will partici- pate next said Mrs. Evers. In Canada, there are some 101 voluntary agencies similar to UNICEF. In 1970 funds contributed to UNICEF totalled 38 million dol- lars, and the organization hired 8.COO trained field workers over- eas. "But the figures don't tell about the great assistance 'and work that volunteers do all across Canada. We take great pride in what we're doing, and what we can said Mrs. Evers. Mayor Andy Anderson was presented with a painting of the United Nations building in New York, and in turn, pre- sented Mrs. Evers with a per- sonal cheque in the amount of to go to UNICEF. Mrs. Mary Huber, UNICEF chairman in Calgary, presented a series of slides dealing with India and the work of UNICEF in India. She and her husband lived there as a part of the Columbia plan. Mr. Huber aught university classes there Mrs. Evers stated a few not well known facts. "Every 3 seconds, there are 100 children torn in the world. Of these, 4 will die in the first year of life and of those remaining, half will never have the opportu nity to go to school." "We just can't let the: down; our work is so very im portant." STEALS POLS CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) The thief who broke into Thomas A. Niskala's car grt away with enough birth contro pills to last a long time. Polk said some worth of pi] of them birth-contro taken from the dm salesman's car while it was parked in a restaurant lot. Ski weekend arrangements set by Family Y Dieter Gerngross of tha IfMCA announced recently .that the Lethbridge Family Y will a ski weekend to Kim- B.C. this weekend. TOs will be the first in a series of imilar trips to Feraie, B.C. and Whitefish, Montana. Mr. Gerngross, who will be co-ordinating the trips, is the Y's health club director, and ki club co-ordinator. The trip is not restricted to lub members, and will leave je Y Friday at 6 p.m., return- ing Sunday at 9 p.m. Accom- modations, meals, transporta- ion, and ski passes for the two lays will be all-inclusive in one ee. The weekend excursions are separate from the weekly Sun- day trips to Westcastle. ITie xis will leave Sunday at a.m. Any interested person may oin the excursion, and may register at the Family Y, or may obtain further information by calling the YMCA at 328-7771. FIGHT HOMEWRECKERS LIMA, Peiu (AP) A group of housewives appealed to Peru's military government to issue a decree providing punish- ment for homewrecking fe- males. ST. PATRICK'S CWL WINNERS of Telephone Bridge and Whist BRIDGE. High. Miss Bernlce Beasley, Score 6060 Low Score 460: Mrs. Culien Sr, Hidden Score 2390i Mrs. Mineroa Crciddock WHIST: High Score 167i Mrs. Jeanette Crab Low Score 151. Sr. Frances Goulp FCJ Hidden Score 157i Sr. Gertrude BUM FCJ The World of Fashion at YOUR FEET When you choose your new spring shoe wardrobe from Benefit Shoes. For Miladi A fabulous collection of World Famous Brand Names. Amalfi Red Carpet Hushpuppies Brevitt Clinic La Voiles Cobbies Career Girl Gold Cross 0 Roland Cat-tier Oomphies Imported Clogs Seo the new "WET LOOK" and Krlnkle Pglents in Sprinq's newest shades we iiave Pinks, Lavender, Yellow, Red, etc. From Our Men's Den Action Savage Ritchie 3 Ciarki 9 Mushpuppies For the Teen and College Set Eye Catchers Wild Woolleys Shindigs Ki Los Brevitt Amalfi Cobbles Marie Claire 9 Imported Clogs for the SMALL FRY Savage Hushpuppies Every Fair fitted by experts. Welcome Teachers! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR 200 New Spring Purses Including The Wet Look And New Straws BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 Open Thursday Till 9 p.m. CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY Saturday, February 13 a special mass was held in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church (officiated by Rev. Father J. A. Carroll) followed by a family reunion at the home of Mr. Ed Bruchet. Sunday, February 14th an Open House Reception was held at the home of their soft and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bruchet, with over 200 friends and relatives from 3-5 p.m. This reception was followed by a Family dinner at the home of their eldest son Mr. and Mrs. Irvine Bruchet. Mr. and Mrs. Bruchet were very for- tunate In having all of their nine sons and two daughters at home to celebrate the occasion. Irvine, Leonard, Edmund, Lawrence, George and Alfred, all of Lethbridge, William of Calgary, and Joe and Dennis of Vancouver. Mrs. Ber- nard (Monica) Noel and Clara of Lethbridge. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes 'Watch o.ut for lioirpins--lie kept falling apart." SEE THE LATEST SPRING ARRIVALS PLUS THE MANY SPECIALLY PRICED ITEMS AT BOTH LOCATIONS LaKAY'S LADIES1 WEAR LTD. DOWNTOWN 412 4fh Ave. S. NORTH LETHBRIDGE 312 13th St. N. JUNIORS' SPRING WE ARE CLEARING THE DECKS FOR OUR NEW SPRING SHOE STOCK DONT MISS OUT ON THESE TERRIFIC BARGAINS. BUSTER BROWN SAVAGE SHOES ALSO HUSH PUPPIES In misses sizes 12Vj to 4. Also odd lots in boys' slip-on boots and Oxfords. VALUES TO NOW ONLY -99 Three Big Days During Teachers' Convention, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY DOWNTOWN STORE ONLY SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! "WILSONS McFARLAND BLDG. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! LETHBRIDGE ;