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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LITHMIDOI HMA1D Monday, Jonuory 14, If72 Forklift loads some of pounds of cement on tank Strong septic tanks built by local manufacturer A Hardieville based firm has successfully surpassed gov- e r n m e n t strength standards with an innovative fibreglass- reinforced plastic septic tank. KCB Fibreglass Manufactur- ing Ltd., centred in the old Har- dieville School, piled pounds of bagged cement on the lid of one of the tanks for The Herald, testing far beyond the government standard of pounds of downward pressure on the perimeter of the tank. The government standard is Bet so the tank can withstand the pressure exerted by two feet of earth. Officials of the company, all Lethbridge men, said the tank can be buried up to five feet deep. The tanks, all three types built by the company, are of hand laid fibreglass mat con- struction, in one piece. There are no loose or moving parts and no eorrodable metal parts. Paul Kohut, inventor of a unique siphon used in one of the tanks, said the fibreglass is not affected by concrete-de- stroying bacteria, by saline, al- kaline or acid soil, by frost or by chemicals in the effluents. The tanks incorporate a 90- gallon pumping compartment, about twice the volume of any septic tank now being construct- ed. Mr. Kohut said the exclusive design promotes better anaero- bic bacterial septic action, which means less frequent cleaning. He said the cleaner effluent will also allow the disposal field to be used much longer. The disposal field is 300 feet of drainage tile buried two feet in the ground. The effluent is pumped or syphoned out of the tank, and slowly seeps into the ground, preventing any pollu- tion. The three types of tanks man- ufactured include; type, used in gravel areas where the effluent is con- stantly entering and leaving the Carpenters celebrate The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, local 846, will be celebrating its 52 anniversary in Lethbridge, Feb. 5. To commemorate the occa- sion a banquet Is planned at the Lclhbridgc Labor Club that same evening. Tickcls for the banquet are available fit the Labor Club [or per person. tank. The loose soil allows for immediate absorption of the material. up type, used when the effluent comes from a low base nr e n t. The material is drained into the tank and then pumped to the effluent field. type, used in nor- mal soil. Wlien the effluent Is ready to be dispersed, the spe- cial syphon, which is self-prim- ing, will start to work. The tank, which can be seen at Chinook Products Ltd., 128 North Mayor Magrath Drive, is lightweight and can be install- ed by one man. Indian leaders take issue with Wuttunee statements By RUDY IIAUGENEDEP Sun Writer Treaty Indians pay taxes hidden and open federal and provincial taxes, said a Mani- toba Indian Brotherhood spokesman at a weekend Lelh- bridge workshop dealing with prejudice and discrimination against natives. Dr. Ahab Soence charged In- dian lawyer William Wuttunee of Calgary with "b 11.1 a n t lying." Mr. Wuttunee, also in atten- dance at the workshop held at Lethbridge Community Col- lege, quoted excerpts from his book "Ruffled F e a t h e which stated Canadian Indians are exempt from taxation. During a panel discussion, Mr. Wuttunee also charged that most treaty Indians are para- sites, living both off white so- ciety and in the past. He said Indians are trying to hang onto the past rather (lian conform to advancing society. D.. Spence angrily told Mr. Wuttunee that Indian scdely is constantly changing and adopt- ing certain white social values, but is also trying to retain out- standing Indian values which do not exist in today's white so- ciety. "Indians believe in but for the past 100 years have been denied the proper tools with which to smoothly incor- Students gather at LCC for meet By RON CALDWELI, Staff Writer Students from throughout Al- berta gathered in Lethbridge during the weekend to discuss csrnmon and special concerns and to seek solutions to these problems. The wide-ranging, two-day discussion hit upon EUCI'I topics as liquor on campus, food ser- vices, transferability, finances, foreign students and student residcnc2s. Seme 73 students from 11 colleges, technical vocational schools and nursing schools at- tended the conference at the Leth bridge Community Col- lege. The liquor on campus issue sparked the most discussion. It was noted that Medicine Hat Community College, Mount Royal College and the North- em Alberta Institute of Tech- nology already have liquor on campus. Delegates from several "dry campuses" expressed the view that most students are older than the minimum drinking age and that liquor should be permitted on campus either for certain occasions or In a per- manent student lounge area. One student commented that it was unfair for some colleges to have the facilities while oth- ers did not. However, on this and all oth- er issues, no firm stand was taken by all colleges attending the conference. It was decided that each is- sue would be given close study, with each college studying one PEP program not helpful to some unemployed persons The provincially-sponsored Priority Employment Program gave laborer Dave McColl new- found hope of learning a high paying skill. However, Dave's bubble of iope burst Friday when he learned that the heavy-duty equipment course he had en- rolled in at Lethbridge Commu- nity College was cancelled. Dave was told by LCC offi- cials that the course was not economically feasible at this tune of year, and that there were no other courses open in which he could enroll. "They're happy with the sta- tistics (high PEP enrolment figures at LCC) but if they didn't have the equipment they shouldn't have he said. He is one of more than. 20 students enrolled in the can- celled course. The college gen- erally considers 10 students to bt the break-even enrolment. "I know a lot of guys, includ- ing myself, who passed up jobs because we considered our- selves enrolled in he said. Before 'earning of and regis- tering for the PEP course, Dave had been preparing to go "up north" where job prospects seemed good. After being assured in a let- ter from the college that a spot in the heavy duty equipment course was available, Dave paid another month's rent. PEP officials at LCC told Dave the course was cancelled because it was economicaly un- feasible, and the weather was not conducive to conducting the course at this time. There are a few courses Dave could still enroll in, but "I'm not particularly Interested In what's left." Asked what he was going to do about finances he said: "Manpower has got a couple of feelers out and if they don't find anything I'll just wander around until I find something." Dave refutes to (lie for un- employment insurance because of the lengthy delays experi- enced by applicants in receiv- ing their money. "I know a guy in town with four kids who hasn't received any money (fronr the Unem- ployment Insurance Commis- sion) since October. And the guy's got a hinged up leg and couldn't work right now if there were a job available." Dave is bitter about the course cancellation but hopes Ihe Canada Manpower can get him enrolled in a course which interests him preferrably something in the mining field. Keith Robin, LCC director of continuing education said, when asked about the concellation, that of all the courses the col- lege is providing and the peo- ple it is helping, PEP only be- comes newsworthy when a course is dropped. Mr. Robin cited three rea- sons for Ihe cancellation of the heavy duty equipment course. College officials were un- der the impression, when the course was considered, that equipment could be obtained without difficulty. However very little equipment large construction machines such as earth movers is available and that equipment which can be obtained is "very expensive to rent." LCC was instructed that other areas which had, in the past, attempted this type of course during winter ninths crcountored great difficulties. not realize snow with LCC officials did lhat practicing on heavy equipment did not pro- duce the same reaction as when moving earth. The province has indicated that a similar type of course may be offered on a province- wide scale this fall. It was pointed out by Mr. Robin that the course was only the second of the 45 offered at LCC to be cancelled due to sea- sonal miscalculations. Some other courses have been cancelled due to lack of interest. When the provincial govern- ment informed us of the PEP program "we attempted to re- spond in an imaginative he said. "We're very, very sorry we ran into the problem and real- ize it doesn't help the indivi- dual and have made every ef- fort to place those affected in some other course. However some students are interested in only one course area, he said. million bank debts in December Debits to individual bank ac- counts for the month of De- cember 1971 in Lelhbridge and district amounted to mil- lion, The Canadian Bankers' Association said today. These figures include a 11 amounts debited by the banks to the accounts of customers, current, personal chequing and savings, maintained in branches in this area. The value of cheques drawn on the Bank of Canada and by Government of Canada and by the chartered banks on them- selves are excluded in order to provides an indication of eco- nomic activity in the private sector only. ELEVENTH TIME For the eleventh straight year, Chrlstensen Salmon Fu- neral Home Ltd., of Leth- bridge, has been accepted as a member of the Order of the Golden Rule a non profit funeral sUndard letting orga- nization. or two issues during the next six to eight weeks. When the studies are com- pleted, a copy of the study with its recommendations will be forwarded to the other colleges for approval. Then, they will be presented to the Alberta colleges commis- sion in Edmonton and the com- mission will be askej to take action on the requests. It was decided that, in this way, the colleges can approach the commission with a strong, united voice. The next conference is ex- pected to be held on the cam- pus of Mount Royal College in Calgary in October. porate that change, Dr. Spence said. Today's Indiani are "more united and culturally oriented than ever he said. Indian organizations are striv- ing to provide social autonomy for Canadian natives, which will allow them to set their own educational and cultural standards. Only through autonomy can Indians achieve and adopt edu- cational standards comparable to whites, said Dr. Spence. When thui happens, Indians will retain their culture while also being able to work in har- mony in and with white society. A panel of two prominent Lethbridge educators question- ed Che emphasis Mr. Wuttunee placed on monetary values which society is pattern- ed upon. Mr. Wuttunee said Canadian society is a work society which is money oriented. "It's the only thing" that will keep soci- ety going, he said. However, Mr. Wuttunee could not suggest what will happen to his work and monetary princi- ples when a guaranteed income and greatly reduced work loads come into effect in the future. On Saturday about 40 people attending the workshop beard Elmer Harrison, human rights officer for the department of tabor charge that Indians are frequently disc r i m i n a t ed against by white He outlined the various gov- ernment legislative sec t i o n s which outlaw discrimination and prejudice, and pointed out the severe penalties that can be imposed if flaunted. The legal tools with which to fight discrimination were also outlined by Mr. Harrison. S50 million? Hog producers face heavy investments Alberta hog producers will face twice as much capital in- vestment' as organizers of the slaughtering and processing plant. Wayne Smith, southern Al- berta director to the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board, said this morning in a telephone interview that with conservative figures, the capi- tal investment for producers would be He said if the producers who enter into agreement with North American Integrated Food Pro- cessors Co. Ltd. all have above average production of about 16 piglets per year per sow, the number of sows needed would be 35.000. Fernando Ricaforl, director and technical manager of the company, told producers at Burdett that ths breeding stock would cost each. This means the breeding stock would cost producers about total. If it takes six months to get a hog to market, the producers will have on hand at the end of the production year half the total kill for the plant hogs. At a low selling price of each, this still means an invest- ment on the books of million for producers. Mr. Smith said the feed inven- tory for producers would amount to Sio per hog in stock, or Just for the livestock angle, producers would be investing Even if the producers have buildings available, the invest- ment for the project would be S700 per sow. With the esti- mated sows needed, the investment is The total s Mr. Smith emphasized this to be very conservative. Mr. Smith said UK plan for the plant is for a feed mill, a tannery, hog production, pro- cessing, a cannery and a "fan- tastic" export market. "If he (Mr. Ricafort) has all these things and the ability to do what he says, he sure is not handling the producers very said Mr. Smith. "He has not given very much Information to the producers and he has been disrespectful of the marketing board." Mr. Smith said producers should not take the view that everything is not going well or that this thing is not just a pipe dream. "If the credibility of the pro- posal is proven, with the avail- ability of feed grain in this area and the calibre of the pro- ducer, something like this is not said Mr. Smith. Storm on Mars MOSCOW (Renter) Data collected bu Russia's two auto- matic Mars probes show that a dust to an altitude of between planet has thrown up clouds of dust to an altitude of between four and five miles, Tass news agency reports. MODERNIZATION Twenty years ago, it took 53 man hours to produce 100 bush- els of corn in southern Alber- ta. By the mid sixties, the figure dropped to six hours. if you ask me... iy RON CALDWELL Education is i linage thing. It seems the more people have of It, the leas able they are to communicate. That is, Iheir ability to speak English deteriorates in direct proportion to Iheir educational achieve- ments. See what I mean. Tliose two sentences you just read mean exactly the tame thing but you won't catch a well- ixlucated person using the simple form of communication. To cite another example, I heard one educator say re- cently: "My position Is irrevocable, BO nu matter what course of action you take in your attempts to dissuade me, my atti- tude will remain stole." Which means, "You are not going to change my mind 80 don't even try." Now which is easier lor tits avenge individual to under- stand? Obviously it is the statement that is clear and to the point. So when are educators going to realize they dont' have to walk around sounding like Socrates? If they want to communicate ideas, then plain English will work every time. I suspect this may be part, maybe even a large part, of the current student dissatisfaction with education. The term "relevant" often pops up in conversations re- garding today's education. "It just Isn't has been said so much it is al- most a cliche. Relevant could he interpreted to mean any number of things, including the method used by educators in passing along knowledge. There are probably a lot of students who simply don't understand what the instructor is talking about and so have dropped out In frustration. The" ability to pick big, impressive-sounding words out of the air should only be used when in equal company. In matters where the general public Is, or should be con- cerned, the information should be set forth in the most basic, easily-understood method posible. But when these people are trying to hide something from the public then they can always rely on their dictionary minds to confuse and discourage even the most Interested layman. Now, how about those government publications? Take a lock at booklets dealing with welfare or unem- ployment for example. These publications are usually so difficult to understand, they should be accompanied by a translator who can explain their meaning in plain English. Naturally they are aimed at people who are on welfare or are unemployed. But how in the name of humanity can people who do not have enough education to get a job be ex- pected to understand this government gobbledegook? It is a convenient cop-out when you dont' want people to know exactly wnat is being done, or even worse, what is not. being done, to give it to them in words that would send; Webster scurrying for his dictionary. One of the primary responsibilities of a journalist Is communicate in a way that is easily understood by Lunchpail and does not insult the intelligence of Dr. breaker. Surely if we can do it, educators and government offi- cials can too. Construction Association elects officers for 1972 New executives of the Leth- bridge Construction Association were Installed in office at the Association's 18th annual gen- eral meeting and supper. Newly-elected president is J. W. Gillett; rice-president is Ken Hudson and second vice-presi- dent is Dick Rittenhouse. Rog- er Hedenstrom is secretary- manager. Past president is Clare Malmberg. Directors for 1972 are Doran Johnson, Jack King, Fred Par- roll, A. D. Palmer, John Ed- wards, Charlie Morrice, Gor- don Davidson, Brian Quitten- baum, George Surbey, P. H. Tompkins, James Hill, Heinz Geobelhardt, Casey Schalk, Clare Malmberg and Art Atkin- son. CLC official to speak A top Canadian Labor Con- gress official will attend the annual Lethbridge and District Labor Council annual meeting and banquet on Wednesday. George Holmes, CLC director of education will at the meeting, to be held at the Labor Club at p.m. BISSETT ELECTRIC (1971) 226 12th SI. AN. Phong 327-7508 LEON J. CIAJKOWSKI Authorized Dealer Service Centre for British Seagull THE IIST OUTIOAKD MOTOR FOR THE WORLD SOUTHERN MONUMENT AND TILE "The Memorial Haute of the South" 121 13rh ST. N. PHONE 32S-4577 Located Juil Acrou from Centre Village Mall WINTER WORK ORDERS Southern Monument Co. will be offering 10% DISCOUNT en ell memorlali from January 15th through February 29th ALL OUR GRANITE IS GUARANTEED CARVED BY EXPERT CRAFTSMEN We alw offer the fellewlnf KrvlMi. Cuilem diamond uwlnf Natural rock work Ceramic tile Inscription work IF THE JOB IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS TRY US WE OFFER ONLY THE FINEST ;