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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-07,Lethbridge, Alberta I iHome and school executive seeks return of the strap The execuUve of a city home tod ■dwol uiociaUoii wantt tbt itnp bMk in thdr iduol, public school trufton will b« informed when they meet Tueiday.    ^ ^ 11» public idtod botrd iboUibad the •trip and all other fonnt of corporal punlahmeot lo all city public icbooli, during a meeting last montb. In a letter to the trustees, the ex* ecutive of the Senator Buchanan Home favori Afo forma _ Assodatkn states a poll r<6 per cent of parents were ' the stnp and 36 ptr cent jed to II* us«, was taken by the assocUtion X to find out Iww parenu fdt use of the strap “when all I of dlsdpUoe have failed.” as sent to each home and 908 returned to the school with I mctloa Included on them. ■‘ine results of the poU ctearW Indicate that the school board’s decbktt wu not In the Interest of tte voters who elected the school boanl. We rwiuesta remsal of the school board’s recent declsko,'* the assodatloD's letter to the board states. Ken Sauer, Lethbridge Cdleglate Institute principal also sent a letter of opposition to the board’s decision to n’t “ eithsr; . ‘acted in aboUsh coiporal puDlBbmeat. He Indtcatea in the letter that he cofporal punishment he feels oetnistees haite” in mak- iiythclr “Several principals Indicated that thqr wanted more time to discuss the matter as th^ fdt tbs use of the strap (used iudiciously) when necessary acted as a good deterrent/' Mr. Sauer points out. He says It was a “great dlsap-potntmeat" for him to learn that a decision was made on an issue before several gmps had completwl their dis^ It *'teart down the very foundation of consultation and participation in decisioii'making for iriiich thli sdtool board has beooitie fanwus,” he states intheletttf. Trustee Reg Turner, a former high sdiool principal, opposed delaying a decision 00 corporal punishment at the December meeting. He ssid corporal punishnMBt had Mvn discussed by teachers and principals for years and It was time the board made a declsioii on whether to abolish It. DistrictThe Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, January 7, 1974 Pages 11 to 20 1 ¡i ¥ i I § I I I I s I i Cross-country skiers find sun, fresh air Members of Lethbridge’s Chinook Outdoor Club took in sun and fresh air Sunday on ttieir weekly tnp to the mountains tor cross-country skiing and snowshoemg. About 12 skiers and three snowshoers took part in this week’s four-mile hike along the South Castle River which is about 94 miles west of Lethbridge In the top picture, three older members of the club wait for a younger member to catch up. Bar-naby Ridge looms m the background In the bottom left picture. Chris Anton, 1210 6th Ave S . and Geoff Bradshaw, 2133 98 Ave S . lead the way through a picturesque alpine valley Bottom centre, one member helps another member get a snowshoe on. The snowshoers (Herald photographer Walter Kerber included) were able to keep up except going downhill where the skiers had a definite advantage Icé forms on Mr Bradshaw’s beard in bottom right picture. I I ílü’li VF ;