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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thuraday, January 17, 1974 The Herald- Youth Local art major off to Britain By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer What are the chances of obtaining a master's degree in a subject dropped in high school? "Excellent," according to local art major, Victoria Baster, "providing you are lucky enough to benefit from the close student-professor relationship such as is offered at the University of Lethbridge. Currently pursuing a master of philsophy degree at the University of Reading, near London, she credits the inspiration of her U of L professors, plus the fact she benefited from small classes with her present success in art history, "I dropped art in high school because I did so poorly," she admits, "and it wasn't until I enrolled in art at the U of L, I suddenly realized, much to my surprise, I could do well in it." She credits her art history professor Charles Crane with the inspiration that brought her success. Since graduating with an art major and enrolling in graduate work at the British university she has been engaged in research at such London galleries as the Victoria and Albert museum, the Courhault Institute (part of the University of London) and the Tate gallery. (She is studying sculptural works of Lynn Chadwick, Reg Butler and Ken Armitage, three British post-war neo-romantic sculptors, who work chiefly in bronze. Her research includes interviewing the artists, reading extensively and visiting the galleries which exhibit their work. Researching art is a chilly assignment for this Lethbridge student. Britain's three-day work week, reducing electrical consumption, could leave the draughty, creaky galleries less than comfortable. But Victoria is becoming accustomed to cool interiors. The heat isn't turned on until 5 p.m. in her university dorm room (just about the time she arrives back from her gallery studies). "Actually, the dorms don't get comfortable until about 8 p.m.," she says, "and then, of course, the heat is turned off again in the morning." Many of her peers, who study in their dorms during the day wear coats and mitts. What worries Victoria more than chilly buildings, is the possibility of a commuter train strike which could leave her stranded in her daily 30-mile trip to and from the London galleries. When she returns to her British studies, Jan. 20, she'll take with her the mammoth candle she received for Christmas. "It's highly likely I'll need it to keep warm," she "says. Basketball teams ready for action Texts abandoned for a newspaper By KEVIN HARTLEY Hamilton's Halos and Hornets are well-prepared to begin another exciting basket-ba 1 season with both teams' first games Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Catholic Central. Returning veterans on the teams are Yolayne Jang, Lisa Nirk, Debbie Wakelen, Michelle Edwards, Bruce Olsen, Darrell Steed, Owen Hayward and Daryl Langridge. Coaached by Dennis Kosaka, other members of the Hornets are Chu Kenly Jang, Will McMillan, Chris Kotkas, Dale Jost, Mike Wolskhj, Mark Trebble. Managers are Kevin Hartley and Bob Baker. The Halo's new coach, Linda McKenzie, has high hopes for the team this season. Other members are Melisa Spackman, Joyce Melnyk, Colette Steed, Ester Stringam, Cindj; Tysland, Kelly Klovanski, Dianne Piontek, Crystal Myashiro, and Sandre Bevan. Manager is Rosi Kunst. Ask Andy winner Jacqueline de Jong, age 12, was a winner of a Andy series. Jacqueline wanted to know how a current set of Merit Students Encyclopedia recently chameleon changes color. She is the daughter of Mr. when she entered her question to the Herald's Ask and Mrs. de Jong of 635 13th St. S. Students ease labor shortage By MARCUS ELIASON JERUSALEM (AP) -Thousands of Israeli high school students go to work in factories and on farms late this month to ease the country's labor shortage caused by the October war and its aftermath. The education ministry's decision this week to put 60,-000 boys and girls to work-the first such program in Israel-applies to those 16 to 18 in their last two years of high school. The young people will each work a month, but work periods will be stag- gered so as not to disrupt the, school year. With tens of thousands of army reserves still serving on the Syrian and Egyptian fronts, ihdustry and agriculture are suffering a severe slowdown. The youths will get full JANUARY CLEARANCE REFRIGERATORS 1 Only 13 cu. R. GiniralElNlric Floor Modol. Avocado. . 7 Only 13 CU. n.60MralEl0Gti1c Floor Modol. Whilo..... 1 Only 15 cu. N. Gonoral Eloelrlc Floor Modol. Harvosi Gold. $279 �279 $399 TVs UMd'zz" Color Wutinghouso ^ 3 Q Q ConsoloTV................ 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'299 �449 STEREOS Slightly Uaad Waatinghouaa ^ A Daluxo Conaolo Storoo........ ^ W W Slightly Uaod Waatinghouaa ^AAM Doluxo Conaolo Slarao........ b'W Wuiinohouaa Componant ^ 9 Q Q Staroo Doluxo.............. kww Waatinghouaa Componant ^9^0 Starao.Doluxo ............. bHTw 8 ^rack AM/FM Radio. Book ^ 9 3 Q CaaoSpaakaraCombinod...... bWW wages since they are over 16 and qualify legally as adult workers. A ministry spokesman said unco-operative students will be disciplined by their headmasters, but added: "We don't anticipate shirkers. The kids are very keen. We get dozens of letters, some from entire classes, saying things like 'we want to work, we don't feel this is a time for studying, it's our duty. The lost month of schooling will be made up by vacation-time classes or trimming the curriculum. Early riser reaps goals The old maxim "early to bed, early to rise" has reaped the promised goals - at least the healthy and wise benefits (who cares about the wealth?) - for Dave Murata, 17. He retires at 6 p.m. and rises to study at 2 a.m. The result? An 85 per cent average despite switching from a B.C. . curriculum last fall and he has never been healthier. He'd just as soon forget about any promise of wealth. It's inconsequential at this stage in his life, he says. When Dave rises in the predawn he listens to an hour's violin recordings by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Tschaikowsky before hitting the books until 7 a.m. "A good preparation for study," he says. "After school he practises Chopin. He credits his love of music to the concerts he attended as a preschooler in Japan. He admits since organizing the United Church basketball team his schedule may have to change to allow for evening practices, but only slightly he says. He has previously coped with football, rugby and lacrosse practices while successfully retaining his rigid schedule and sees no reason to change it for basketball. Dave can't concentrate in noisy surroundings so chooses not to try. While younger family members enjoy their evening he slumbers and then rises to study while his family sleeps. This would-be medical doctor recommends his study schedule to other students anxious to up their grades. "It's sure to work," he says, "and there are many advantages." With the new semester starting Dave's method might be worth a try. By BOB FICK GRANITE CITY, 111. (AP) An educational experiment abandoning the standard classroom textbook for a daily newspaper has had "unbelievable" results, says the principal at Emerson Elementary School. "It's just never happened before," said Al Wilson. "We're in a school where we largely teach in a remedial situation; a high percentage of our kids come from culturally deprived backgrounds." "Never before have we achieved an average of a year's growth in one school year," Wilson noted as he displays the scores his 350 pupils made on a nationally standardized test of how much they learned over a year. Wilson and his teachers attributed the results to the use of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat to teach all subjects from kindergarten to sixth grade. In the program, a newspaper story about a new labor contract becomes the subject of a problem in mathematics; placeltnes on various stories present a geography lesson; a natural disaster or a space flight becomes a science lesson and editorial cartoons, pictures and advertisements supply the youngsters with essay topics. TESTS CONCLUSIVE Standard textbooks are used only for reference. In nearly every category covered in Science Research Associates tests, Wilson said that the average score for each class from kindergarten through the sixth grade showed a progression of a full year "and in some cases as much as a year and a half." But Wilson and his teachers said the pupils at Emerson, learned even more than last spring's testing indicated. "The tests won't reflect the broad knowledge of current things the kids are picking up," Jack Farrow, a fourth-grade teacher, said. "Some of these kids are street kids and came in knowing nothing more than the block they live on. But by the end of last year, they were voicing theories and opinions about broader things." ,Wilsoi\ said the .children at Emerson did not display.the loss of information this fall that is normally shown after three months away from the classroom. "It was because the kids continued reading the paper through the summer. They like the paper, and after being introduced to it last year, they refused to stop reading it." Tournaments sponsored at Wilson By aNDY ANDERSON With the New Year breaking into everyone's lives, ttie whole clan at Wilson Junior High is resolving to make this year more exciting and eventful for all. This is the beginning of the basketball season throughout the city. As with previous years, Wilson's great coaches have been fretting, trying to make basketball players out of a bunch of clumsy uncoordinated teenagers. But, so far the results have been very good in practices. The first game of the season will be held Friday when Wilson meets Paterson and Catholic Central plays Hamilton. Wilson is sponsoring two invitational tournaments Mar. 1, and 2 and 15,16. It is hoped that many teams participate and contribute in making them successful. Badminton is also booming right now with quite a few tournaments scheduled, the Wilson teams feel their playing standards have improved' since last year. The students at Wilson are preparing for their musical, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to be held Feb. 13,14 and 15 at the Yates Memorial Centre. Many activities are planned throughout the semester, such as dances for Valentine's Day, Easter and graduation. Film festivals are also planned for some Fridays. WORK IN OFFICES TORONTO (CP) - During 1966, 60.7 per cent of women on the Canadian labor force were white-collar workers of whom about 75 per cent had completed a full ^secondary education,^ reports Labor Canada. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By BOB GIRBAV All too often we hear our fellow students repeat that familiar old cliche "school's a bore." So, facing facts, the general student body arrives at a definite conclusion that school life is a dull, monotonous routine. In a valiant effort to alleviate the problem, those higher up have injected several "booster" courses to offer some variation in the average school day. To wit, "recess" is now being offered in virtually all elementary schools in this area. In high schools, a closely related course known as "break" is now in full swing. Usually five to 10 minutes long, instruction is generally held betweeen regular classes. Finally, "noon hour" is held between the hours of 12 and 1 p.m. Students may choose their own activities. Benefits included with these courses are many - no registration fee, no homework, no exams and no credits. Our school has taken a different approach. The instructors have set up a social and recreation schedule - this month as a non-acadeniic "filler" along with the regular curriculum. Here are a few of the activities planned. Detention - select students are cordially invited to sit in with the vice-principal for a full 45 minutes of meditation and utter silence every Friday. Detention is preceded by a brief luncheon of Wieners Royale in the school cafeteria at students' cost. "Noon hour" is cancelled and will be re-scheduled for the following Monday. Members and invited guests only. Art - this activity, for three students only, Ralph Crud-mouth, Bernie Dirtmund and Martin (The Pen) Mindrot, are invited to join the principal for a stroll through several boys' washrooms to view the various art forms appearing on the ceilings and walls. This is followed by a rather lengthy discussion period in the office. Refreshments are not provided and attendance is required. Undoubtedly, detention follows. Assembly - hopefully, general assembly will be held once a week in the gym and everyone is invited to view several instructors' rantings and ravings at full volume. Seating will not be provided and guests must stand at rigid attention for the entire ordeal. Students with broken legs must provide their own crutches. No smoking allowed. Strangely enough, student morale has not increased but it is hoped that a revised schedule be given possible consideration by the faculty by 1980. W� liav* a good supply of FESTIVAL MUSIC on hand-ioeai deadllna for antriaa is Fob. 4tli Bo aura to got your music oarly whIlo supplios ara avallabla. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 71S-4tkAvMMS. PhON 328-4080 ;