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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CALIFORNIA HOCKEY EXCURSION IOSTON BRUINS v� CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS Oakland, California Frl., Feb. 19, 1971. Only . S11S FOR RESERVATIONS and PACKAGE TOURS Contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village - Phone 328-3201 or 328-3184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, January 22, 1971 PAGES 11 TO 22 PLANNING A PARTY? SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE l"~St- (Speelol Pritei on Bulk Orderi) WflW ERICKSENS i� 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 m SUBSIDIZED HOUSING - These are the first of 14 semi-detached residences being built in Ventura Village by Engineered Homes Ltd. under the NHA program which provides for subsidizing of part of the mortgage interest rate. Each unit carries an interest rate of 5% per cent. Ventura Village, which also has 10 low-cost single units up and 15 others started, at regular interest rates, is located north of 9th Ave. N. and west of 6th St. Other developers putting up residences under the subsidized interest scheme are Nu-Mode Homes which is building semi-detached units and Holger Frandsen who is building European-type row-housing units. Pott of 480 teachers Divided school year heavily favored Almost 95 per cent of Lethbridge public and separate school teachers voted in favor of continuing the divided school year in city schools, in a recent poll conducted by the school boards. The poll was undertaken in co-operation with the Alberta Teachers' Association Lethbridge local, and 90 per cent of the city's 480 teachers responded. None objected to the actual arrangement of the division, in which the traditional school year is split into two equal parts by the Christmas vacation, with a late-August start and early-June dismissal. Some at the high school level, however, were critical of the semesterization of most subjects - compression of a yearlong course into a half-year (se-m e s t e r) course through lengthening of daily periods. Burns night Saturday The 212th anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns will be celebrated in the Legion Memorial Hall Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are still available at the Royal Canadian Legion. About 350 people are expected for the annua] event. CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 The teachers said they feared the effects on students' education of fatigue which could be caused by the longer class sessions. However, the majority approved the new system, saying it gave them an opportunity to introduce the variation and flexibility needed to meet the demands for individual education now prevalent in the student population. The teachers suggested the divided school year might eventually lead to a quarter system -the system being promoted at present by the provincial ATA. A recent news release from the Alberta department of edu- 'Ebullieiit good humor' Refreshing performance by Czech mime troupe By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Entertainment Writer The Theatre on the Balustrade of Prague presented an audience of about 460 persons Thursday night with the welcome idea that human beings are laughable but not ridiculous. Sponsored by the Allied Arts Council, the appearance by the Czech troupe of 10, starring choreographer - librettist - director Ladislav Fialka, was dazzling in its kindly probing of man's psyche and pretensions. What made the performance so refreshing was its ebullient good humor. And humor, without rancour and hurt, is particularly striking at a time when r.rt forms are continually harping on the dark side of man, on violence, social upheaval, r.lienation and obscenity. In a series of etudes and variations, using slight changes of costumes, few props and a hundred gestures of the body, the troupe of mimes, comedians and dancers regaled its audience with wordless sly and sombre profiles of man as an individual. Figuring largely in the entire program was the 40-year-old Fialka, whose timing and control combined to form a myriad characters. In Concert, he was the nitpicking recitalist, the kind who don't play musical instruments so much as condescend to them. In Caryatides, he was the innocent male set upon by two suddenly-animated female sculptured forms. La Dolce Vita, a variation, was a highlight for its inventiveness. With Fialka as the slightly confused gentleman enjoying the sweet life, the rest of the company was transformed to record players, swinging doors, a car and a blippy TV , set. Two women formed a restaurant table, the culiery and Fialka's dinner guests, all at one time. A variation on the life of Picasso biographed the artist thoroughly in about 10 minutes. Using lighting and a few props, the company touched on Dine and Dance TONIGHT and SATURDAY NIGHT! Marv Qually's Sunset Trio SUNDAY The family will enjoy our fine food service & atmosphere Special Children's Menu SUNDAY BRUNCH SERVED 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. phone 328-7756 for reservations Picasso's art periods: blue, rose, cubism, his obsession with the minotaur form. The variation was splendid in its completeness and attention to detail. And as Picasso variation distilled years into minutes, the troupe was persistently condensing moods and forms into succinct scenes. Three of the company's women members, in the Circus etude, were dead-on with a mime portrayal of trained horses circling in precision. The Prague troupe, which concludes its 75-city North American tour in Buffalo in early February, gave a 100-mimrte show which demanded, deserved and received the complete attention of the Yates Memorial Centre audience. The arts council is to be congratulated for sponsoring the group in Lethbridge. And Fialka and his company are to be thanked for bringing back easy laughter and human dignity. cation, says that more than 200 Alberta schools have been fully semesterized since 1966. The result has been an increased demand for January Grade 12 departmental examinations - up to 17,500 this year. The 1971 January exams will be Jan. 25 to 29 in. the rest of Alberta, but Lethbridge schools have been accredited by the department and by Al berta universities so the school system prepares and grades its own exams in December. The 17,500-student estimate for current January depart mentals suggests almost half of the province's Grade 12 students write Christmas finals In June, 1970, 20,373 students wrote spring departmental. Premier hi Taber tonight Premier Harry Strom will be the featured guest at the first annual Taber Sugarbeet Festival which officially kicks off in Taber this evening. Mr. Strom will speak at a Taber Chamber of Commerce banquet at 7 p.m., and will receive the honor of crowning the sugarbeet festival queen at 9 p.m. Tonight's activities will be held in the new Taber Recreational Sports Complex. The festival will run until Saturday night, with one of the main events being a sugar beet loading contest. The competition is said to be the first of its kind in the world. Will get worse9 Students protest crowded classes By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer The crowded classroom situation at the University of Lethbridge will get "far far worse before you even think it's going to get any better," Bob Kucheran, a third-year U of L student told a special student rally Thursday. About 150 students eventually turned out for the protest rally, which was intended as a protest against heavy overcrowding of some classes and enrolment ceilings on others. Mr. Kucheran, who is also a student member of the university planning committee, said Dr. Owen Holmes, dean of arts and science at the U of L has been receiving "lineups of complaints" from students concerning classes they can't take, or in which there are more students registered than there are desks in the classroom. However, Mr. Kucheran said, i the dean and other university officials are hamstrung in their attempts to alleviate the situation, because of a lack of grant money made available by the provincial government. "About 14 to 18 per cent of the cost per student is paid through your tuition fees," Mr. Kucheran said. "The remainder comes from the government." He explained that through a complex system of enrolment estimates, "out ot date cost analyses for various programs," and other factors, the gov ernment eventually makes money available to the Alberta universities commission. This year the basic income unit was $2,400 per student - but some programs, such as agricultural science can range as high as nine basic income units - almost $22,000 per student in actual grant. When the universities com- Lethbridge seenp has differences Library budget approved At a recent meeting of the board of the Lethbridge Public Library the proposed budget for 1971 was approved. The approval of the budget does not mean its acceptance by the city. The budget has yet to be approved by the city council. "If the budget is approved by the council we will have it, if the council says cut the budget, then we will have to - we don't ask the public directly for the money." said George Dew, chief librarian for the Lethbridge Public Library. While students are protesting overcrowded classrooms at the University of Lethbridge, other factors are beginning to creep into the post-secondary education picture in Alberta. The rate of enrolment increase at Alberta's three uni-1 versifies has been dropping sharply during the past two years, while the enrolment at community colleges has risen substantially. This could mean universities get an unexpected type of relief in a more stable population, allowing them to analyze all of their operations. However, t he Lethbridge situation doesn't really follow the government's generalized statistics. The Lethbridge Community College, certainly, has drastically increased its enrolment this year. Al Blakie, LCC registrar, told The Herald the January enrolment at the college is just over 900 now and will likely increase somewhat yet with late registrations. This is an increase of at least 100 over the Dec. 15 enrolment of 800 students, and it does not include the several hundred part-time students the college always has. The U of L will likely increase enrolment this spring by about 75 students, according to registrar Jack Oviatt. The Dec, 15 enrolment was 1,409 stu dents; Mr. Oviatt expects 1,485 to have registered by next week. And when the new university campus opens, it will likely draw many more students, seeking a new campus - especially following the favorable publicity the university has re ceived to the present. But there are strong pressures on the U of L this year due to the government's cutback in all education funds and its announced intention to emphasize community college development for the next few years. The college seems relatively happy with its financial posi- Clark heads homes group Mayor Ray Clark of Burdett was re-elected to this 7th term as chairman of the Southern Alberta Homes Association, at the group's annual meeting in Lethbridge. George Whitehead of Clares-holm is first vice-chairman. Other vice-chairman are Ted Herman of Nobleford and Jenne Neiboer of Nobleford. Don Lc Baron of Lethbridge was elected to his 11th term as the association's secretary-treasurer. Thirty delegates attended the meeting, representing the 14 senior citizen's homes south of Calgary. The SAHA plans to have its chairman and vice-chairman go to Edmonton this fall to meet with Ray Speaker, minister of social development, and members* of the cabinet to present resolutions passed by the association. tion this year, following the new Colleges Act and total government finance of all college activities. And when the U of L moves to its new campus, the LCC campus will have more than ample space. The university, however, has been forced to re-evaluate programs and future plans in an attempt to cut back on as many budget areas as possible. Preliminary budgets last year suggested a potential U of L deficit for the March, 1970 to March, 1971 fiscal year of more than $200,000. This has likely been pared to about $80,-000, and university officials hope the government will pick this sum up as a special grant. The Alberta universities commission met last week to split up the government grant to universities - the commission receives all money, and shares it as it sees fit. An announcement is expected early next week concerning just what the U of L and other universities will receive. The U of L, however, is not anticipating any unexpected generosity. It has been shifting non-academic staff and avoiding employing replacement personnel when anyone leaves. It has also - and this has lead to some hard feelings - not picked up the contracts on two-year sessional instructors employed in 1968. The contracts on four professors in the educa tion faculty and two in arts and science have not been renewed. This could conceivably lead to more overcrowding in the fall, although university offi cials hope that careful planning will avoid it. mission divides up the funds ft is given, the U of L, with only low-income courses, gets about $1,252 per student. Adding the $400 annual tuition fee means that for every full-time student, the U of L has $1,652. Mr. Kucheran said the U of L has been given special emergence grants in the past, on a decreasing annual basis, however, when the university moves to its new campus it will receive even fewer special grants but have some drastic increases in many expenses including maintenance costs - cutting further into the funds available to pay for professors' salaries. "Bring cushions to class-there may not be enough desks," one student commented. Torrie Schultz, a third-year arts and science student told the rally there was a two-edged problem: "The students here are getting screwed out of classes they want to take, screwed out of a decent chance to take part in class discussions when there are a hundred students doing the same thing, screwed out of their basic human rights - and all because the university is being screwed out of the money it needs to operate this place intelligently." He said another factor too is that many students find themselves unable to get jobs when they graduate, so they decide to r e t u r n to university for another year in the hopes that things will improve. Students plan to hold another rally next week, where some concrete proposals for student action will be discussed. new 1600 v.w. ONLY S62 m MONTH 1969 datsun 1600 - 4 Dr. , Radio. Al, only ilAOC 22,000 miles. * 1073 1969 pontiac 2-DR. HT. 15000 miles new car warranty. MAKE US AN OFFER! �phraewood �Ml motors Wmm ltd. 3rd Ave. qnd 16th St. S. Salt! 321-4539 Car lot 32t-43St COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 Pharmacy Facts from O. C. 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