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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, February 28, 1974 Students floored by paper work can get help OFY applicants must Hhink' through project forms Scott McKinnon The million budgeted for Opportunities for Youth grants this year is expected to provide work for students. But it will be those who aren't floored by paper work who will likely get them. This is the view of Scott McKinnon, OFY advisor for Lethbridge. "You would be surprised at the number of people who are completely floored when asked to fill out a formal he said. "They simply can't think on paper." "When asked what community needs their proposed project will meet they simply haven't a clue and they haven't even thought of who will benefit by it." That's Mr McKinnon's job to help students think through their applications and put them together to warrant consideration. He has set up an office in the Lethbridge Community College's students services department, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Twenty-five of the 250 applications made through the local office last year were approved most of them in the to bracket. One for (involving 28 people) was a summer games improvement project for Raymond. A grant was for a native school project at Cardston and an grant (involving 10 people) financed an all-Canadian content information and entertainment booth (showing Canadian films) at Waterton. "Make sure your proposal has some community Mr. McKinnon suggests. "Do your homework and get some community support." He encourages young applicants to be "realistic, well-informed and creative" about their proposed solutions to problems. "They must make sure the need exists, first of all. and what people will be served. Don't duplicate. Be innovative Ask yourself what skills your group has to contribute to the success of the he says. According to a news release on OFY, the program will be open to secondary and post- secondary students, particularly non-university post-secondary students between the ages of 16 and 25. The criteria for the assessment and selection of suitable projects for funding include community benefit, youth involvement, benefits to participants, innovation, feasibility and project costs. Project participants will receive maximum salaries of per week for secondary students and per week for post-secondary students and other youth. Projects may be funded up to a maximum of 16 weeks between May 13 and Sept. 1. Administration costs will not normally exceed 10 per cent of the total salary budget applicants are encouraged to seek additional support for expenses from other sources. The federal government this year has allocated a total of million to "Summer an inter- departmental effort, designed to provide Canadian students with more extensive summer work opportunities, including the million for Opportunities for Youth. The total programs are expected to provide more than jobs this summer compared to last summer, of which were provided through OFY. This year increased emphasis will be placed on matching jobs and students. The work ethic will be stressed. Priority will be given to those areas where severe shortages of jobs for students are anticipated and where the private sector cannot meet student employment needs. Students will be given added incentives through the Student Mobility Program. For this purpose, the Canada Manpower Mobility Program will be modified to subsidize the travel costs of students, age 18 and over, to take jobs that Canada Manpower Centre cannot fill with local labor. In addition, there will be a chain of approximately 100 youth hostels sponsored by the department of the secretary of state. These will have links with Canada Manpower Centres for students and with a national notification system for publicizing short-term jobs that are available through the local manpower centre for students. The news release says that last year young people staying at youth hostels were a main source of labor for crop harvesting in seme parts of Canada. Other supporting programs forming part of Summer '74 are language training; travel and exchange; hostel services; careet-orientated positions and casual jobs through the Public Service Commission; drug research and street agency support; militia and cadet training programs; and Indian high school students' projects. Applications for these positions are available at the local manpower office. The complete Summer '74 program is intended to challenge Canadian young people to tackle work and encourage employers to accept student labor for their unfilled jobs. "With million of the toal million OFY budget coming to Alberta this year, it is up to every young person with a project in mind to sell the idea to the Mr. McKinnon says. "I'll do everything I can to help them." OFY applications should be mailed to P.O Box 1656, Edmonton, Alberta T5Z 2N9. Applications will be processed beginning March 15. Herald- Youth Junior Achievers display products for Trade Fair Products manufactured by 40 Junior Achievers in Lethbridge will be on sale today through Saturday in booths at Centre Village Mall. The three day Trade Fair marks the beginning of Junior Achievement Week, Feb. 28 to March 6, officially declared by Mayor Andy Anderson. Junior Achievement is a program in which high school students can learn how to operate a self-sufficient business JA members organize themselves into companies, IT PAYS TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY! Ari. ixilmi: the ihmus out life' How imiih nioncv should he mtiHoii s housing ncciis cdtK.itii'ii 01 home in the loumiA March Reaikrs Digest shiras I" plan nn i Ititiiriirtil tunni' Meres helpful umimon-'-i.nM. mi him to su ..Kil obn.i.Uu's see if .ire vicinna .ihe.ui lin.ini.MlK with ,1 st.iii.nn.nt of net lum io think about personal hnrrtminvr. inflation fi- eii'erii.-ncies and job Gci the facts' R.-ad A f I AK PLAN I OR M YOl K MOM 1 One of V" anicles and features in the March Reader's Digest newsstand decide what kind of a product to make, elect officers, set a profit margin, and in the process, learn many of the practices of the business world This year there are four organized companies sponsored b> local businesses which suply advisory help. Program director, Doreen Wilke, says the students do all the work themselves and each company must, by selling stock at a share, raise its own capital. "The members are supposed to become completely self-sufficient with the aim of making a high enough profit so they can pay their shareholders she says. The four companies this year are: Jaks, sponsored by Canada Trust, producing plywood key boards; Youth Enterprises, sponsored jointly by Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. and Calgary Power, producing jar-openers; Canapaco, sponsored by Canada Packers, bulletin boards; and Imperial Zorchco, sponsored by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, making string art. Each company will set up a display of its products for the fair and prizes will be awarded John Coles, representative for Southern Alberta Junior Achievement, says the products will still be on sale after the week is closed. Making friends Cst. Wayne Cochrane offers pointers to players at Sandy Hill Community Centre Youth liaison unit fights delinquency OTTAWA (CP) Every evening two policemen cruise the city in unmarked cars, dropping in at community centres and high school dances and talking to teen- agers wherever they see them. This not only improves rela- tions between young people and the police but also en- ables officers to see trouble coming up and assess the sit- uation, said Detective-Sgt. Donald MacDonald. He heads a seven-member youth liaison section with the Ottawa city force, a unit set up in 1964 to fight delin- quency. "One of the greatest ways of prevention is good relations with the he said. "Our men get to know the groups and their ringleaders and assess whether an area requires full-time supervision. We can prevent a lot of trouble this way. "Usually, it's just a case of kids looking for something to do, so we try to get them off the streets and occupied in community centres." It takes dedicated people who will not be discouraged by abuse. For example, when Constable Dominic D'Arcy be- gan calling at an east-end community centre last May the reception was anything but warm. ATTITUDE CHANGED "The kids really razzed him, calling him all kinds of names and jumping on his Louise England, direc- tor of the centre, recalled. "They gave him a rough time." The reaction now, after eight months of evening visits to the centre, is considerably different. They cluster around and joke with him and some- times steer him aside to dis- cuss problems or drag him into the next room for a game of table tennis. Constable D'Arcy appears just as glad to see them, re- membering their names, making jokes and asking about their schoolwork, friends and pets. "This is what a lot of our work in the youth liaison sec- tion is all about, making friends with kids and showing them cops aren't he said. The "kids" are teen-agers, mostly under 16. Many have either been in trouble with the law themselves or have a relative who has. Members of the police youth section attend board meetings of organizations such as Big Brothers and the Youth' Services Bureau to keep informed about their ac- tivities and youth problems generally. At the request of the Chil- dren's Aid Society and other social welfare organizations, youth liaison constables visit the homes of young people to help them work out problems, especially with their families. "We're there to said Constable Fred Gorman, who joined the police force nine years ago because he wanted to work in the youth liaison section. "It really hurts me to see parents trying to make their children afraid of us. I went to a home interview once and when I walked in the mother said to her son, 'You see, I told you the policeman would get you if you didn't behave.' "I hated to embarrass her in front of her son but I had to make it dear to both of them that we're not out to get we want to help." "We can use our discretion in dealing with kids, particu- larly first said an- other member of the section. Revelstoke Companies Ltd., 1602 AitMrta 327-5777 Report your news to.... The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area COALHURST MRS MARGAOKKEW ............................32S4M1 CLAF1ESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN 2JS-3Stt COAiLDALE MRS. TYMBURSKI ...........................34S-M21 COUTTS MRS. HENRY HACKE COWLEY C. A. WEEKES ......................................C2A-3M1 CRANBROOK, B.C. DEL BONITA BARBARAJVHAS2 Contact people for your District or Advertising Hamilton teams head into finals By KEVIN HARTLEY The Hamilton Hornets will end a rather successful season Friday when they play the Paterson Tigers. The Tigers have defeated the Hornets by a close 28-23 but the Hornets have a good chance to win at the upcoming home game. Last week's 31-9 victory over Wilson lifted the Hornets momentum as they head into the final game of the season. The Hornets now depend heavily on their starting five Bruce Olsen, Chu Kenly Jang, Darrell Steed, Owen Hayward and Daryl Langridge to pull them through to victory. The Hamilton Halos will also end their very successful season Friday when they meet the Tigresses at Paterson. The Halos have defeated the Tigresses before and should come up with another victory. The Halos lost their first game last week when the Wilson Wolverines won 17-16. The Halos will have to look towards Debbie Wakelin, Lisa Nirk, Yolayne Jang and Michelle Edwards in hopes to win their final game. Singer gets double award TORONTO (CP) Singer Anne Murray has a double chance of having her name go down alongside some of show business's greatest. Her hit record Danny's Song has re- ceived a Grammy nomination as one of five songs in the best female performance category. She has .also been selected as one of 10 finalists for an Academy Award in the best song from a motion picture category with Send a Little Love My Way, from Oklahoma Crude. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By PAUL BURKE Catholic Central High School Catholic Central High School students had a most active winter season this year. The activities included basketball, fielc trips, choir, skiing, hockey, and a successful ice carnival. The ice carnival occurred during the first week o February. Kathy Wilson was crowned Queen by our ice-elf Micheal Melling during the basketball game between the Cougars and the LCI Rams. The winners of the various events were: toboggan race Judy Modrzejewski, Leila Kevder, Lori Finnerty, Patty McLellan, and Richard Darina; snowman building Joan Mahoney, Carla Rudd, Rhonda Myers, Connie Credico, am Bernedette Panulje: snowball throwing Peter Duckett walked away with the honors: ski race team of Doug Frolick Lawrence Poulette, and Peter Duckett. The drama class organized field trips to Calgary, to attend a variety of theatre Calgary productions. Each time'full buses ran and all the students enjoyed their experiences. The drama department is very active, spending much time in extra- curricular preparation for future events. This year a choir has been organized in the school. Currently the enrolment is about 30. It plans to sing' at graduation and is hard at work to be ready for that deadline. We feel sure that the students will support Walter Falk, our choir master, in this activity and see it through to the end. Except for one team, the Cittens, our teams are struggling gamely. The Cittens are one of the best girl's basketball teams that CCHS has seen in a long time. After losing their first game they went on to win all their following games by comfortable margins. I think we have the makings of a provincial championship team. Certainly, we have the best team in the city. Hockey and skiing are two winter sports in which CCHS students are most active. One of our notable hockey players is Bernie Syrenne, who plays for the Longhorns. Many of our students play for various teams in the different leagues around the city. Skiing appears to have caught on m CCHS. On weekends people head for ski resorts in ever increasing numbers. One can be sure that everyone took advantage of the Teacher's Convention to get in as much siding as possible. It's been an active season ice carnival, drama, choir, basketball, hockey, skiing and other activities. Spring, which is coming soon, should be just as enjovable and successful. TAPES Quality blank recording tapes all sizes, lengths, and prices 8 track, cassette, reel-to-reel 105% replacement warranty Also en excellent stock of tape carrying cases, cords, plugs, cleaners, etc r-SPECIAL! FLIPTAPEw, I 128 LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount BMg. ;