Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
1MI UTHMHMt HRAID S4, First high school band in province From the class of '22 By J. L. ALLEN Clan d -21 The Raymond High School began as the Raymond Aca- demy. The following are quota- tions from the minutes of the "faculty Meeting" of that Aca- demy from :1911 to 1920. Nov. S, The opening of the athletics was discussed, and it was decided that we try and Jain the Southern Alberta Bas- ketball League. Nov. 13, 1911: The enrollment being 66, it was decided to or- ganize a winter class about Dec. 1. Dec. 11, 1911: It was also de- cided to adopt a method of class discipline to prevent some students answering all the- questioDs. Jan. 8, 1912: A basketball league has been arranged be- tween Letbbridge, Taber and the Raymond Academy. Eight official games will be played. Four at Raymond. Jan. 15, 1912: It was decided to call a sex meeting tomorrow and invite Zina Y. Card to talk tjo the girls, and Dr. Keller to the boys. Jan. 29, 1912: Stirling asked to be given a practice game of basketball at Raymond. Their request was approved. Feb. 26, 1912: Owing to a siege of mumps haying stricken the student body and one ol the faculty, the question came up as to whether we should close the school for a few days. It was decided, school should go on. Sept. -25, 1912: Teachers should have the students do the work, and previous lessons. Teachers are to do little in (he class. Oct. 13, 1914: It was moved and seconded that all dances should close promptly at 11 p.m. Nov. 17, 1914: Moved and carried that night be charged the student body and class organizations for the use of the gym for parties. April 21, 1915: Elmer Spack- man was unanimously chosen as valedictorian. May 19, 1915: Final arrange- ments were made for the Grad- uation Exercises to be held Friday evening, May 21. March 5, 1917: The question of starting school in October and teaching Saturdays were presented to tte faculty. All were in favor. Nov. 7, 1917: The superinten- dent wanted the drinking foun- tain fixed, and he said he would like lo see an indoor toilet and wash basin in the building. Nov. 3, 1920: Discussion on girl's basketball team in South- ern Alberta League. Decided to encourage basketball in school for the girls. Nov. 17, 1920: Discussion on the possibility of having a heat- ing -tank for shower baths. Recent research on graduates from the Raymond schools pro- vided the following informa- tion. Very few high schools of this size have produced more distinguished and famous stu- dents than this school has. More than one world renow- ed scientist has emerged from this school. RESTORE CITY A student from this school who now, heads a non-profit cor- poration formed for the pur- pose, will spend millions of dol- lars to restore an old city, once nearly deserted and partly burned. The Government of the United States is assisting with this work, and wlren the pro- ject is completed, millions of people will travel countless miles to view the spectacle. Students from this school have become university, pro- vincial, and national and world champions in certain fields of endeavor. A surgeon, who once studied here, has assisted in transplant- ing a human heart. A former Raymond High School student became a secre- Science options are successful By HAL MECKELBORG CaUwUe Cntrnl Higk The Grade sefcnee options were set up with Ue idea that the students be allowed to pur- some topic In jxaence that of particular interest to than. Student! would work on Individual or in small groups using the school factli- tfcx and materials, and the teacher acting as a resource person and guide. The first semester of last year was the most successful. The class consisted of 24 boys who were keen, ambitious and had selected sci- ence as tbeir first choice op- tion because of interest in Ihe subject. The second semester pre- a mned group that had cfaosen the science option as a choke, and so lacked drive to work at the in- dividual level. This forced the teacher into the role of direc- tor and organizer, rather than -m guide. The first semester this year was an average class of 27 who spent their time mean- ingfully in research projects. -OUTLINE PROPOSED A list of possible topics for the science projects was given 46 the students ai. the start of the course but many bad al- ready chosen topics to re- search. Each individual or small group handed in an outline of their proposed project and from time to tune were asked to give a progress -report of their findings. Members of tbe class were encouraged to con- sult and discuss tbeir topics with each other to get an inter- change of ideas. Whenever possible, they were urged to use the resources of the com- munity to get first hand knowl- edge of situations such as pol- lution, weather forecasting, agricultural research or fin- gerprinting. Toward the end of the se- mester each would give an oral presentation of their pro- ject and also hand in a written report on it. Students were given an opportunity to eval- uate each others projects which was quite successful but the final grade was allotted by thr teacher. In general, the Grade 9, sci- ence options were very suc- cessful with the keen student whose interest tended toward science but this method of ap- proach lacked stimulus for that group of students that needs added incentives due to lack of interest in the ac- ademic subjects. tary and then president of the American Association of Gen- eral Medical Practitioners, and as such travelled all over the United States and parts of Can- ada to instruct and meet with thousands of Medical Doctors in order to improve their work. Many students from this school have become champions of Southern Alberta and cham- pions of the whole Province of Alberta in events sponsored by the Alberta Music Festival Students from the Raymond High School won tbe Governor- Generals' Medal in 11 out of 13 consecutive years. Two students from this school got married, had a son, and about 1942, when that son was inducted into the U.S. army, he passed his exam witxi the high- est marks ever given by the U.S. Government for that par- ticular exam, covering a pe- riod of more than 150 years. Many girls after graduation from this school have gone on to become the best wives, mothers, cooks and housekeep- ers in the whole wide world. Since 1934 over 200 high school teachers here have help- ed to produce 14 plus doctors, 16 plus engineers, 44 plus nurses, 12 plus dentists, five lawyers, 25 people teaching and doing other imporant work at universities, three experts at the Chalk River Atomic Plant in Ontario, many accountants now in government service and countless secretaries. At one lime 83 graduates of this school were attending uni- versities and other institutions of learning. This school had the first high school band in the province, outside the major cities. A certain medical doctor, graduate of- this school, is one of Great Britain's leading heart surgeons. Shortly after the Second World War ended, when the. U.S.A. was testing am improved atomic bomb in tbe Pacific Ocean, only one woman was al- lowed to be present to view the explosion? And were did she come from? You guessed it! She came from R.H.S.. A medical doctor from this school presented a paper to the American Medical Association at its National Convention in 1968. Being good at what they were doing has brought satisfaction, contentment and happiness to nearly all these students. In some cases, fame and fortune besides. AND OVER 5pc.-ts provide Ihe students with train- ing in heallh, personal discipline and sportsmanship. A statistician A statistician is a specialist in that branch of mathematics involving the collection, anal- ysis, interpretation, and pre- sentation of numerical data. Since very early times gov- ernments have collected infor- mation about the numbers of citizens, sometimes also about the areas of land they occu- pied, and the sizes of the crops they harvested. Years and years ago hi Egypt, censuses (official counts) of the population were taken chiefly to discover what manpower was available to construct the pyramids. Sim- ilarly, early Roman govern- ments took .such censuses for military service and taxation purposes. In England, In 1066, William the Conqueror conducted Industrial engineering The definition of industrial en- gineering that has been adopt- ed by the American Institute of Industrial Engineers CA.I.I.E.) is as follows: "Industrial engineering is con- cerned with the design, improve ment, and installation of inte- grated systems of men, mater- ials and equipment. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, phy- sical, and social sciences togeth- er with the principles and meth- ods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be ob- tained from such systems." The industrial engineer's con- cern is with systems. These may be manufacturing plants, depart ments of government, communications syslems, trans- portation complexes either pub- lic or private, educational sys- tems, or hospitals. Such sys- tems contain and affect men and women. They contain machines or buildings or equipment, used by men to alter or control ma- terials or products or other peo- ple. Materials and products may be worked upon by ma- chines, may be stored, sold, transported, or may be assem- bled into new products as, for example, steel, concrete, plumbing and so on are trans- formed into a building. People, too, require transpor- tation, space to work, housing communication, entertainment, and distribution of goods and services. The industrial engineer has a part to play in the initial de- sign, and in the improvement of existing designs of such sys- tems. Of equal importance is his skill in getting his designs im- plemented, and in managing the smooth transition from an ex- isting system to a new plan of operation or control. census of population, and prop- erty holdings to aid in levying and "collecting taxes. The assembled data ware generadly referred to with fear and trembling by the people of England as the Doomsday Book means 'day of final The term, first appeared in Germany and En- gland in the eleventh century; originally it referred only to in- formation about the popula- tion. During the past century, however, it took on a much broader meaning. Statistics is now a branch of mathematics and is becoming more and more important in scientific research. Developments in the field brought the term "statis- as an occupation into existence many yean ago. LAWS OF CHANCE Statisticians apply to experi- mental work tbe Jaws of chance and mathematical of choosing samples. Their services are in demand by experimenters in chemistry, education, agriculture, med- icine, engineering, and many other areas. Canada's first census was conducted In 1871. In 1903 a permanent statistical office was established in Canada and the resulting Dominion Bureau of Statistics has steadily in- creased in importance since that date. This Bureau provides gov- ernment agencies, industries, and citizens with authoritative numerical information about Canada.