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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE IETHBRIOGE HERALD - Tuesday, January 5, 1971 Province-wide education study Three projects receive funds EASES CONGESTION-New traffic signals at 13th St. and 2nd Ave. A N. which are in their first week of operation are designed to ease traffic congestion created by the Centre Village Mall. The $6,000 installation will assist motorists on 2nd Ave. A on to 13th St. and an advance left turn signal will help motorists off 13th St. on to 2nd Ave. A. The signals were erected at 2nd Ave. A instead of 2nd Ave. on the advice of the city's traffic consultants in Calgary. By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer Program budgeting, communications and the learning problems of disadvantaged children are the concerns of the first three projects to receive financial assistance under Alberta's $l million innovative projects fund. The fund was established by the department of education last spring to assist school boards to improve the "effectiveness or efficiency" of their programs, and to help them in finding better ways of using their resources to improve the quality of education. The Lethbridge public school district was selected as one of 10 districts sharing in a Planned Program Budgeting and Evaluation System experiment, which will cost the local board about $15,000 this year. The same sum will be contributed from the provincial fund. A total of $263,000 has been earmarked by the government for the province-wide study, which is shared half and halt by the province and the local school jurisdictions. The 10 districts will test the feasibility and desirability of implementing the PPBES' system on a permanent basis. The system employs concentrated use of computers, and costs out various school programs in terms of their use and expenditure on them. The project's first phase end- ed Dec. 31 this year, and may go into a second year involving human evaluation based on the cost-effectiveness data from PPBES. ' Among the Lethbridge expenditures for the project will be almost immediate employment of an assistant to secretary-treasurer Mack Crumley, since the PPEtSS accounts will be kept for comparison with the more traditional accounts, doubling the work this year. In another innovative project experiment, the Pincber Creek School Division will be involved with the University of Lethbridge in a $43,855 study aimed at developing a "communication model" which will assist agencies in the Pincher Creek community to increase their effectiveness in meeting the learning needs of primary school students. The program starts Feb. 10, and a random sample of Grades 1, 2 and 3 students will be tested for the physical, neurological, mental and intellectual development. Case studies will be followed through to look at what happens to a child with a specific disability, such as undeveloped language, over a period of time. Participating agencies will be surveyed to see what they are doing for the child and how the results are made available to the teacher, and also how effectively the results are used to aid the child. The plan is to develop and use a communication model to make available to agencies such as the Alberta Guidance Clinic, the school district, the Inquest to be called Coroner Dr. S. J. Cornish of Claresholm said an inquest will be held into the Dec. 30 death of William Earl Atkinson, 85, of Claresholm who died in a two-vehicle crash four miles north of Claresholm on Highway 2. No inquest date has been set. Mr. Atkinson was the driver and only occupant of the car. The driver of the other car, Janet Elaine Laqua of Barons, suffered minor injuries in the accident. Other occupants of the car were not injured. $2,700 damage Damage amounted to $1,700 when two cars collided on a district road sue miles southeast of Lethbridge late Monday afternoon. There were no injuries. Drivers of the vehicles were Leslie O'Hara and Neil Boy-den, both of the Lethbridge district. Alberta down, Lethbridge up in traffic accident report According to the latest figures released by the Alberta Safety Council, a downward trend in traffic accidents continues in Alberta except for a few centres including Lethbridge. Lethbridge had a relatively poor showing for November, 1970, with accidents up to 117 from 94, injuries up to 41 from 39, and two deaths reported. These were the first traffic deaths reported by Lethbridge in 1970, up to and including November. An elderly couple was Milk price hike would affect city An application from the Alberta Dairies Commission asking the public utilities board for authority to increase milk prices will affect Lethbridge if approved. The exact contents and amount of the proposed price increase have not been made public, but dairy officials, in Lethbridge are definitely in favor, saying increased operating expenses over the past 10 years have been far greater than the increases in milk prices. Figures released by the National Dairy Council show that a quart of milk in 1960 cost 24 cents, compared to the present price of 30 cents per quart for homogenized milk. The six-cents per quart increase over these years has been split between producers who received 3.25 cents of the total and distributors who received 2.75 cents. Other figures also released by the National Dairy Council show milk prices across Canada in 1969 were above levels used in Alberta now: Toronto 36 cents, Winnipeg 32 cents, Vancouver 34 cents and Regina 31 cents. (Prices are for homo- QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. Hi PHONE 328-76841 genized milk, two per cent homogenized varieties are generally about two cents per quart less.) An official with the Alberta department of agriculture's milk inspection branch in Lethbridge indicated prices have risen even further from the 1969 levels. Present price for a quart of homogenized milk in Lethbridge is 29 cents. Warm air moving in A warm low pressure trough moving eastward from the Pacific will modify temperatures in southern Alberta today and Wednesday. The cold arctic front which held Monday's daytime temperature to five above and pushed the overnight low to 14 below has moved off, leaving the way for the warmer air. Today's daytime high should be near 25 above, dropping only slightly to about 15 above overnight. Winds will be light. Wednesday's high should be near 35 above. The sun is creeping up a little earlier and setting later every day, with sunrise Wednesday at 8:28 a.m. and sunset at 4:46 p.m. killed in an intersection collision. Up to the end of November, 1970, 374 people died as a result of traffic accidents in Alberta. In the same period last year, 401 people died. During the month of November, 1970, 28 deaths were reported in the province, compared with 42 in November of 1969. The five-year average is 35. Cumulative figures for the 11 months show fatalities down seven per ecnt and accidents down five per cent. However, injuries remain five per cent higher than at the same time last year. Rural traffic in Alberta appears to have had the best improvement. RCMP report nine fewer deaths, 48 fewer injuries and 308 fewer accidents investigated during November. Both Calgary and Edmonton report more accidents, up 169 in Edmonton and up 12 in Calgary. Property damage reached an all-time high for the January-November period in Alberta. The motor vehicle branch reports an estimated $26.8 million worth of damage. Last year, the end of November total was $25.8 million. local health centre and preventive social service, information about the students for use in specialized treatment and education. Pincher Creek is also in* volved in the PPBES system. The third project so far approved will take place in High Prairie, and cost $138,380. It involves establishment of "en* vironmental control centres" to combat the learning problems of culturally-deprived children entering schools in the Lesser Slave Lake area. The High Prairie project outline says that some students in the region enter school with "learning deficits" arising from factors such as malnutrition, poverty, limited experiences, language barriers and absence of books and other materials in the home. The environmental control centres will attempt to develop the child in the deficient areas, through oral language develop* men, acquaintance with nursery rhymes and children's books, play experience with various toys and equipment and other experiences. It would be similar to tho current Head Start program in Lethbridge, which is co-financed by the city (not school districts) and provincial government. Data from all innovative projects will be made available to other school districts for their adaptation and local use. NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Meeting of LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY will be held at the Civic Centre, in the City of Lethbridge, in the Province of Alberta, on Wednesday, the 13th day of January A.D. 1971, at the hour of 8 o'clock in the afternoon. DATED at the City of Lethbridge, In the Province of Alberta, this 16th day of December, A.D. 1970. LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY Lethbridge pioneer dies at 99 The death Monday of Mrs. George Starnes at the age of 99 brought to a close another chapter of early Lethbridge. Born Isabella Duff in Pitlochry, Scotland, she emigrated to Lethbridge the year the railway went through to the coast. At that time Coal Banks, as the city was called, was little more than a scattering of shacks on the river bottom. Her father acquired a tract of land on the hill which became known as the Duff Extension and here built a substantial house which still stands today. As the coal mines developed and transportation methods improved, the town of Coal Banks grew and developed and the Duff family contributed to the establishment of the first school and church in the area. Isabella Duff was one of the first teachers In the town when there were enough children of school age to make it practical to set up a schoolhouse. After her marriage to George Starnes, she went to live in the east where her husband was an official on the railroad. Following his death in 1906 she returned to Lethbridge where she resided ever since. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Martin Bros, chapel, with Rev. Lloyd Hankinson officiating. MacKenzies invites you to save during our GREAT SCOT SALE STARTS T: * MacKenzies announces its inventory reduction of a limited selection of jewellery, watches, silverware, giftware and boutique items offered now at important savings. Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to shop and save at MacKenzies. You'll Find our service, budget terms, quality of merchandise and unique selection unchanged . . . only the prices will be lower. Sale ends Saturday, January 16th. Savings up to 2 5% Open an account today- |ust say Charge it! AFFILIATED WITH MAPPIN'S LIMITED MACKENZIES \'V: - DIAMOND MERCHANTS & JEWELLERS ^^_REGINA  MOOSE JAW . 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