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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LcTHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January 20, 1975 Public brief meet junked this year There will be no special meeting this year for presen- tation of briefs from the public to the University of Lethbridge senate. A motion to reserve the March meeting for public briefs was withdrawn after discussion, during which the usefulness of public sub- missions came under some mild attack. University president Bill Beckel said after the meeting the senate is always open to briefs from the public, even though there will be no special meeting this year. Hearing suggestions from the public is part of the function, he said. Dr. Beckel earlier told the senate public relations are the main function of a special meeting. The meetings provided good contact with the public, but it's hard to say if anything is accomplished from them. Day care was suggested to the senate when the students' un- ion was already acting on it, and the same request is made every year for an agriculture faculty, he said. Hotel to remain American this year Lethbridge busi- nessman Fred Weatherup said today negotiations are con- tinuing in his bid to purchase the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park. "We're still he said, "but there's no doubt the hotel will be American operated this summer." The hotel, built for in the '20s by American railroader Louis Hill, is owned by Glacier Inc. The ten- tative purchase price is reported to be in the rnillion range. "By inviting submissions we don't get he said. "We have to go out and drum up the business." Persons who might be interested should be asked to make submissions because placing newspaper adver- tisements all over the South gets no response, said the president. Vice president Owen Holmes said there have been adverse effects from some submissions. The concerns and inquiries committee included in the new senate organization would make a good vehicle for soliciting public ideas, he said. Before the motion was withdrawn Senator John Szumlas suggested announc- ing a public meeting, and setting a regular agenda in case there were no or few briefs. The seriate voted to extend its area of representation to include the entire province. "It should be said Dr. Holmes, "When we are trying to establish ourselves as a provincial un- iversity." Senator R. C. Ellison said he was in favor of expansion, but it would depend on the calibre of person available to serve as senate represen- tative from each area. At first the senate had a member from Montana, who took an active part for the university, but it didn't get students from northern Montana, he said. Dr. Holmes said a new fac- tor in expansion is the number of alumni spread over Alber- ta, especially teachers, who still retain their interest in the U of L. Senator Maurice Mitchell suggested "pen pal" senators in distant places such as Edmonton or Grande Prairie could encourage students from their areas to come to the U of L. Senator Jack Fulwiler, president of the alumni association, said increased senate representation com- munication through the alum- ni, could be a prerequisite to expansion of the university. A review City Scene Home, school group elects Lethbridge housewife Mabel Byam was elected to another term as president of the council of Southwestern Alberta home and school associations during the annual convention of the associations Saturday. Housewife Oral Boychuk was elected vice-president. A secretary treasurer is to be selected from one of the Lethbridge home and school associations later this month. University shows film Tuesday The University of Lethbridge will show a free film Tuesday for anyone interested in sociology, psychology and political science. The film, entitled Studio. 10, is produced by the National Film Board. It will be shown in room E 690, Tuesday, p.m. Senior rent ceiling increased The maximum rent allowed for a single room in senior citizens' lodges has been increased to from not as reported in The Herald Friday. The new rent ceiling was announced Wednesday by the provincial government and will take effect May 1. The Green Acres Foundation has not yet decided if it will increase the rent on the three lodges it operates in the city. Chief heads intelligence group Lethbridge city police chief Ralph Michelson has been ap- pointed chairman of Criminal Intelligence Services of Alberta for 1975, replacing Calgary police chief Brian Sawyer. Big band concert enjoyable By DON PILLING Managing Editor Lethbridge's Big Band and an overflow crowd of more than 500 people took a trip down memory lane Sunday afternoon at the Yates Centre and an enjoyable journey it was for all concerned. Spotlighting music from the big band era of the 1930's and '40's, when such musical giants as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basic, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Les Brown and Charlie Barnet, were kings of the castle, the 16 piece unit rose to the oc- casion. Since the band was formed some 10 years heard them strut their stuff several times. They have never sound- ed better than they did Sun- day. The songs were familiar and it was obvious from the tirae that leader Nick Kucheran and he's still the best sax man our town has ever produced gave the downbeat for a few bars of Glenn Miller's In the Mood that it was going to be a relaxed, enjoyable afternoon of music that millions danced Light storm Seniors exempted from fees hits city Senior citizens attending Lethbridge Community College will be spared students' union fees as well as tuition, the stu- dent council decided this week. Glover heads K-40 Club Bob Glover is the new president of the Lethbride K-40 Club the senior section of the Kinsmen Club. Other officers are Ken Robison, vice-president; Bud Millar secretary treasurer, and Norm Heinitz, bulletin editor. Dr' Brian Black is the past president. Ratepayers meeting Jan. 27 MILK RIVER (HNS) The annual Milk River ratepayers meeting will be held at p.m. Jan. 27, in the social studies room of Erie Rivers High School. Burns poetry night set Scottish poet Robert Burns will be honored Jan. 25 by his friends on the occasion of his 216th birthday. "A Nicht wi' sponsored by the General Stewart Branch pipe band, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Legion Memorial Hall. Spring like weather with temperatures in the 50s over the weekend ended at 5 a.m. today when a Maritime cold front passed through Southern Alberta on its way south. More than one inch of snow had fallen by press time, ad- ditional flurries were ex- pected before the start of an expected general clearing trend this afternoon. A ridge along the west, coast is continuing to build. It may bring a return of Chinook con- ditions Tuesday with temperatures climbing back to the 40 degree range. Temperatures tonight are expected to be in the mid-20s. The snow this morning packed on city streets and dis- trict roads and caused slippery conditions. This was expected to clear by this afternoon as winds and warmer temperatures moved into the region. to and fell in love three or four decades ago. It was two hours of music that only a big band can produce. And if there was a "clunker" or two along the way, nobody cared. Why should they? Let's remember that Lethbridge's Big Band is not a group of professional musicians. It is comprised of musicians who play strictly for the kicks. They include dentists, doc- tors, teachers, students and salesmen who enjoy these after hours from their daily routine. And because they enjoy the music they play, I would suggest that is why the Yates was packed to a capacity. For the use of a better term, the audience wanted a piece of the action, some of the fun. Tunes that rang a bell were the order of the day, and they were plentiful. There were, in fact, 26 in all which included the greatest of all the encores of the big band era, Glenn Miller's nostalgic loaded theme, Moonlight Serenade. There were a flock of highlights. One of the best of the upbeat numbers was Charlie Barnet's Cherokee. You could also include Woody Herman's Woodchopper's Ball and Harry James' Two O'clock Jump, which saw a sparkling effort by the eight man brass section. Particular attention was paid to the ballads, and there were some excellent choices. Trombonists Rex Little and Maura Marshall excelled in Laura and I'm Getting Sen- timental Over You: Trumpeter Bill Royle was superb in Don't Take Your Love From Me, and certainly the same applies to Grant Erickson in the Harry James' classic, You Made Me Love You. Like everybody else, I appreciated the piano work of Jim Noble in one of Duke Ellington's greatest moments, Satin Doll, and Nick Kucheran's saxophone artistry in Les Brown's catchy I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm. It was a quietly swinging Sunday afternoon with songs that are standards songs that were popular 30 years BAND PERFORMANCE WAS GROUP'S BEST ago, songs that are still pop- Hurt Bacharach's Close To ular today and songs that will still be popular 30 years from now. Some of the band's best uni- sion work was evident on Count Basic's Queen Bee, and also the Basie hit, Moten Swing, Stan Kenton's" Jump for Joe and Glenn Miller's Str- ing of Pearls. Many of the arrangements were by one of the band's driv- ing forces, the extremely ac- complished Ernie Block, and the master of ceremony duties were expertly handled by Wayne Barry who also did a fine job on the afternoon's two vocal numbers, the oldie, When You're Smiling, and You. Nostalgia was the name of the game Sunday. The Big Band worked hard, during and prior to the concert, to set the mood and the tempo and their efforts were successful. Most certainly the audience's response gave them a lift, a big lift, in their mission. The band is a credit to a city this size and there will be more of the same, only this time with dancing, at something new in local enter- tainment circles a supper dance at the El Rancho Hotel, Feb. 1. A few more encores would very much be in order. Post office to be checked RAYMOND (Special) A Calgary technician will open the post office safe here today to find out if anything was stolen in last week's break-in. RCMP are investigating the break-in which occurred early Friday morning. Home and school group takes law and order stand on sin For Winter Games 1975 Jeux Canada Games Imprinted "Alberta's Sunny South" LEATHER COASTERS Set of 4 298 sat MCMM 327-5767 DOWNTOWN A minimum legal drinking age of 21 years, stricter laws governing impaired driving and stiffer penalties for under aged drinkers were all called for at the annual convention of the Southwestern Alberta home and school associations Satur- day. The associations also took policy stands against cigarette smoking, alcohol and other drugs, questionable television programming and pornographic magazines at the one day convention in Lethbridge. Action committees were es- tablished to educate the com- munity and combat the spread of what the convention ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 328-4095 ACHES AND PAINS NEED NOT COME WITH AGE Our ancestors usually suffered the "mis- ery" of many discomforts as they grew older. They did not have geriatric medicines which help prevent aches and pains, or the harmless analgesics to relieve them. These new drugs can be obtained on a physician's prescription, after he has determ- ined by a careful examination the ones which can help you most. Visit.your Doctor now and live better and longer. George and Rod say... so the temperature is below zero! Is it in Metric? Ask lor our complimentary 'METRIC CONVERSION GUIDE' DRAPFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN believes to be mind and body polluters of youth today. Hope was expressed at the convention attended by about 60 people, that the com- mittees would be able to create a united front capable of applying pressure to eliminate or at least reduce the severity of the problems caused by mind and body pollution. POLLUTERS IDENTIFIED Some of the polluters were identified by parents as a threat to the family unit and affecting the lives of those who don't endulge in them. Subsequently, the objec- tives of each of the four com- mittees include both im- mediate and long range courses of action specifically designed to restrict the daily bombardment of their childrens' minds and bodies by other people, newstands, television and other media. The committees are to approach the enormous task before them in a very subtle but firm way. Instead of reaching a head on confrontation with a proprietor of a retail store that displays, what the com- mittees identify'as por- nographic literature', in view of children who enter the store, parents were asked to make their objections known to the management and ex- plain that their business will be taken elsewhere if the magazines are not moved or wrapped. As objectives for the newly formed alcohol and other drug committee, the convention decided that its stand on the li- quor age limit, impaired driving, illegal consumption of alcohol by minors, mari- juana, cabarets and liquor and beer advertisements must be communicated to those in a position to influence changes. DRINK AGE YOUNG The convention also called for a rollback of the minimum RODNEY FrM DMwy CrtU-------- GEORGE N1 Ml An. t. Ill-till FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHOMl 127-tMS t. t. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX UTMMME DENTAL LAI M4 MtmCAl Df NTAL age for the legal purchase and consumption of liquor to 21 Parents at the convention suggested lowering of the minimum drinking age from 21 to 18 in 1971 has caused a much greater alcohol problem among young people today. It was also suggested that stricter laws for impaired driving should provide for the cancellation of a driver's licence for life after two con- victions should be introduced to this province. The association members also agreed that the fines for young people who produce false identification to obtain service at a bar or are guilty of rowdy behavior in a bar should be increased substan- tially. They felt that hotel owners are making an effort to prevent under aged youth from drinking but the courts are not backing them up. Cover charges for cabarets were also called for as a measure of eliminating the younger group who aren't likely to have the funds to enter, if charged. The parents also agreed to publicize their opposition to any attempt to legalize mari- juana. CONCERN KNOWN The alcohol and other drugs committee is also to make the parents' concern with adver- tising of alcohol beverages in the media known. Realizing that any attempt to curtail such advertising is likely to be futile, the parents agreed that an effort should be made to encourage the government and media outlets to run ads warning against alcohol consumption. The committee is also to en- courage the introduction of drug information into the school curriculum, beginning at the Grade 4 level. The anti smoking com- mittee is to be a small action group of parents, teachers and students that co ordinates the efforts of other anti smoking groups in an effort to reduce cigarette smoking, es- pecially among youth, and provide protection for non smokers. 'the committee is also to conduct a survey of Southwestern Alberta, with the main focus on the schools, to determine the severity of the smoking problem and local attitudes toward smoking. DISCOURAGE SMOKING The convention also accepted the recomme.n- dations of the Canadian Home and School and Parent Teacher Federation that classroom teachers be prepared to teach programs that discourage students from smoking and the department of education and school boards give greater priority to health education in the curriculum. Some of the other recommendations of the parent federation accepted Saturday encourage parents to set an example for their children and make no smok- ing a family affair. The television programm- ing committee was given the responsibility to apply the pressure needed to encourage television stations to show their questionable movies and programs after 11 p.m. It was suggested that the committee begin by attempting to influence the television programming controlled by the local stations and then eventually take action to alter the programming in time slots controlled by the networks. The committee's task was cited as a difficult one that will likely take about two years to bring about any ma- jor changes. Parents are also to be en- couraged by the committee to inform the television stations about the programming they are pleased with and not, to just complain about the questionable movies. PORNO COMMITTEE The task of the pornography committee will be to en courage retail outlets to either wrap its pornographic material so it isn't openly dis- played to children, to stop selling it Or move to a section of their store where it isn't easily accessible to children. It is also to consult local lawyers and police to see what legal action can be taken against retail outlets that refuse to stop placing their "obscene literature" in public view. A survey of retail outlets displaying and selling "por- nographic books and magazines" is also to be taken to determine how accessible such material is to children, the store managers attitude toward the promotion and sale of the literature and the age of the.person that generally buys the magazines and books. During the one day conven- tion, five persons spoke to the parents on four major areas of mind and body pollution faced by youth today. The speakers outlined the This Week's Special 00 A beautiful floral bone china cup and saucer with colorful carnations and spray mums. degree of the problems caused by the pollution, the reper- cussions on youth and family life; and provided parents with action they could take to prevent the problems. ATTITUDE WRONG Sherry Grady, a counsellor with the Alcoholism and drug abuse commission in Lethbridge, warned parents the attitude of adults toward alcohol is one reason for the alcoholism problem among youth in this city. She earlier had classified the abuse of alcohol as the greatest drug problem among Lethbridge youth. Parents tend to issue a sigh of relief when they discover that alcohol is the drug their children are using without paying attention to the fact alcohol is also a "mood alter- ing drug" that has increased youth problems by between 200 and 300 per cent since the legal liquor age was reduced, she stated. One person with a drinking problem tends to directly affect the lives of about six to 10 other people, she added. She advised parents to keep the line of communication with their children open and discuss the danger of alcohol abuse with them without using scare tactics and threats. Ask them if are really prepared for the problems alcohol can cause instead of presenting an image of what "is good for mom and she advised. ACTIVE FIGHT Home and school council secretary treasurer Nina Kloppenborg and an active Lethbridge pornography fighter Yvonne Storfie urged parents to play an active role in fighting mind pollution in this city. "Those books which we wouldn't be caught, dead reading ourselves are be- ing read by our Mrs. Kloppenborg warned parents. Mrs. Storfie suggested parents work in groups of six to eight to monitor television programs, jot down com- ments during and after the show, note sponsors name, time of program, channel, date and then write to the Canadian Radio Television Commission, elected officials and the- television stations ex- pressing concern about the programming. She suggested there was definite value in being a nuisance and advised parents to continue calling the offending television station even if such action doesn't appear to gain results. CtrWMd Dtnlll MtcUnlc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOB. Loiw Ltvtl PHONE 327-2122 M.F. Simpson MD Family Physician Wishes to Announce New Location at 724-13 St. North Phone 328-7470 327-0952 ;