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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta U-THE LETNBRIDQE HIRALD-Frtday, January Information teams plan school tour The University of Lethbridge, in an effort to increase dialogue with high school students, will send three four-member informa- tion teams to city high schools beginning Feb. 12 The project is part of a U of L program to give Southern Alberta high school students an opportunity to inquire about educational oppor- tunities, facilities and courses at the university. Teams will consist of a representative from the U of L student body and ad- ministration, as well as representatives from the arts and science and education faculties. First stop is Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. A team will meet with students at 11 a.m. A second four-member team will visit students at Winston Churchill High School at a.m. Feb 15, and the last school to be visited will be Catholic Central High School at 9 a.m. Feb. 27. AMA policing of physicians will continue Effluent test will use trout Pupils' performance deteriorated, so The Lethbridge sewage treatment plant is one of four in as many Alberta cities which will be used by the provincial department of the environment to test effluent by the use of rainbow trout. Akio Masuda, said trout will also be used to test effluent in Calgary, Red Deer and Medicine Hat. Effluent from the city of Edmonton has been tested and found highly toxic to the trout, he said. Further tests now are being conducted to determine the cause of the high toxicity. However, said Mr. Masuda, the Edmonton results are no cause for alarm because the effluent would be diluted about 50 times in the North Saskatchewan River and the city meets all environment department standards. The tests, which involve placing the trout in varying concentrations of effluent, are valuable as a tool to study pollution effects not directly related to existing standards, he said. Spelling classes back Pupils' poor spelling and resulting concern on the part of teachers and parents have caused spelling classes to be reintroduced at one Lethbridge school. Spelling was included in language arts programs at Westminster School, but vice- principal Ken Fisher says poor pupil performance and a poor attitude to spelling resulted. Having spelling lessons alternate with others in language arts classes did not emphasize their impor- tance, he says. Language arts teacher Barb Jensen says spelling dis- appeared from Westminster School's curriculum as a separate course for a year, causing pupils' spelling to deteriorate. "We were getting quite CUFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL HOG. PHONE 327-2122 LAST CALL! Offer 29th Oneida Deluxe Stainless 20 pee., I Q service........ I Community Stainless 95 20 pee. service 27 95 Call china 327-5767 DOWNTOWN BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS OpvfiThurt.amlFri. Phone 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. 3. concerned about their says Mrs. Jensen, "Not only because of their performance on standardized tests, but also their spelling performance in their regular school work program." Spelling has noticeably im- proved since the classes were introduced in the fall, say the teachers. "The school of thought that they can learn spelling 'naturally' by doing their work and learning by cor- recting their mistakes just doesn't says Mr. Fisher. Spelling as a subject grew out of a five-year curriculum redesign project operated un- der an Educational Oppor- tunities Fund grant. Mrs. Jensen says language arts, mathematics, art and social studies curricula have been revised so far. French is in the FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET NETAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS by and fUcon Refrigeration 2214-43riW.S. i 327-5116 Pedestrians cautioned Pedestrians are reminded that it is an offence to walk on the street, even when sidewalks are an icy obstacle course. Insp. Bill West says it is less dangerous to walk on the icy sidewalks than to risk falling in front of a car on an icy street. He warns that police may start charging offenders if the practise continues. process of revision. Science and music remain to be revised. The decision to revise the spelling aspect of language arts was made ir the spring of 1973, says Mrs. Jensen, and several alternatives were con- sidered. They ranged from drilled progress through a tex- tbook to a complete individual program for each child. It would be costly and time- consuming to design a com- plete spelling course, or assemble the best parts of several existing programs, so a text was purchased and the course somewhat modified. The chosen text presents words according to the skills needed to spell them cor- rectly. Previous texts presented words dealing with a particular topic in each lesson. Materials were purchased to teach spelling at any level from Grade 2 to Grade 7. Westminister School has Grades 4, 5 and 6, and pupils can thus be taught at the level appropriate to their skill, which is determined by stan- dard tests. The spelling program has been started in some classes already and will be in use throughout the school by the fall. If the course proves un- satisfactory in the 1974-75 school year a new spelling curriculum will be designed. Oil reservoir They struck oil this week at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute but they don't have the luxury of a pipeline to transport it from source to destination so they're making do with this Hugh garbage container. The oil was discovered accumulating at the bottom of the school's elevator shaft as a result of a leak in the elevator's oil lift. The elevator is expected to be out of service for about'two weeks. I Bellevue sewer system will cost The Alberta Medical Association will continue to police all Alberta physicians until at least next fall. While the associaton voted in September to give member doctors the right to "opt out" of policing arrangements, the motion is stalled at the executive level. "Professional is a system that regulates such medical items as the ef- ficiency and volume of ser- vices a doctor renders to the public. A member of the AMA board of directors said in a telephone interview the board has not ratified the motion by physicians, to be allowed to "opt because of a lack of time and a question of legalities. He explained the lawyer for the association is not yet sure if it would be legal to adopt the policy which passed in closed session by a vote of 32 to 27. Because the professional review committee of the AMA is empowered to obtain infor- mation from all licensed physicians in the province, the resolution affects the whole profession. The eight-member com- mittee scruitinizes several hundred profiles every three months to determine why some doctors' practices are out of the ordinary. The cost-quality review "is a professional responsibility carried out by the AMA as delegated by the Alberta Health Care Insurance former AMA president Dr. James Oshiro of Coaldale has said. Because .cost-quality control of physicians is the responsibility of the associa- tion in Alberta, enactment of the motion would mean the profession would be left without scrutiny over services including billing practices and work load. Because of this, physicians were warned in the closed ses- sion of the annual meeting someone else would take over the role. Executive director, Dr. Robert Clark, told the meeting if physicians profiles were not reviewed by the committee they would be by "someone else" and this might take away someiwotec- tion from "harrassment" the physicians now have. A large number of the profiles found abnormal by the health care commission computer are dismissed by the committee but this might not occur if they are not seen by the committee, he ex- plained. Outside the meeting a direc- tor told The Herald a govern- ment committee could likely take the role of watchdog over the profession This, he added, would remove some of the profession's right to govern itself a right the association has always defended. Another director said an educational project of "some sort" may now have to be un- dertaken to inform physicians of the exact purpose and func- tion of professional review. 1 Crowsnest Pass Bureau BELLEVUE The village of Bellevue has received its permit to construct a sewer system at an estimated cost of Tenders are being called by Strong, Lamb and Nelson of Calgary, the village's engineering firm. It is expected work will begin in early spring. The project was approved last fall following a ministerial order ordering the town to install the ser- vice. It is expected there will be more than 400 hook- ups in the system. It will be mandatory all residences and business must hook into the system. The cost exceeds by the original estimates, made last year. The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission is preparing a minimum property standards bylaw for the village, which, when implemented will allow citizens with an income of or less to qualify for a government grant of up to to improve the condi- tion of their property. Citizens will also qualify for borrowing additional funds up to at low interest rates for greater ex- pansion and improvement of their property. Funds are provided by the Provincial Government Rehabilitation Assistance Program. 'Energy issue helps Canada9 Final Day Saturday UMM'SBIGMinCJMIIMRT PRICE CRASH! Ladies' hi style SNOW BOOTS leathers, vinyls, wet looks, lined and 4 ft unlined-brown, black, white. Reg. to V I 11 50.00. Were on sale at Now V TABLE ladies dressy ties and casuals Reg values to 26 00 CnMoYafi 9 SLUSH BOOTS waterproof, warm pile lining Final day Our Spring Arrivals by famous JOYCE AND LISA DEBS OPEN FRIDAY Till. CAMM'S PHARMACY FACTS FROM 0. C. STUBBS While we're carrying all of the normal pain killers which don't require your doctor's prescription there is one thing we'd like to call to your attention If you're suffering from con- stant attack of disabling headaches which seem to be migraine please do have your eyes examined by an opthalmologist (medical eye It's pos- sible your pain may be caused by glaucoma which causes greater-than- normal pressure inside the eye ball. Blurred vision and intense pain near the eye are symptoms of glau- coma, and the pain is al- ways on the same side as the eye which is giving you trouble. Glaucoma al- ways calls for immediate treatment. It's that seri- ous. Please do make an appointment for consults tion on this problem il there's any reason that the above explanation can fi your symptoms. Open daily a.m. to p m Sundays anc Holidays 12 noon to p m. Crash causes minor injuries A rear end collision at 15th Street and 5th Avenue S. early this morning caused damage and two minor in- juries. William E. Richards, 41, of Coaldale, was driving west on 5th Avenue S. and stopped at 15th Street when he was struck from the rear by the car driven by Brian Patrick Fleming, 19, 834 12th St. C N. Both drivers suffered minor cuts and bumps. Public meet scheduled on Sportsplex plans Rtlievn fits Piins See the New 1974 VOLKSWAGEN With Security Blanket mile or 24 month warranty month Now on Display In Our Showroom RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI M 14Nl ft. Three meetings have been planned by the Winter Games Society for those interested in questioning the architects on plans for the new sportsplex in Lethbridge. The meetings will be held Tuesday in the Civic Sports Centre. Hockey and basketball groups will meet at 2 p.m. in the all-purpose room of the centre with thor-.e interested in handball, squash and racket ball meeting at p.m. in Gym 2. All others will have a chance to air their views at p.m. in the all-purpose room. Bob Bartlett, chairman of the Games management com- mittee told The Herald the meetings are being held to give the public a chance to view the facilities that will be available for their favorite sport and "how various groups in the community can use it." "We are trying to give the public a chance, before the final design stages are put to tender, to discuss said Mr. Bartlett. The public will be able to influence what happens in the final stages, he said. MKE mm. Extra WMr Per 7th Stfoot South ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC "There is a lot of space not used yet. People might have an idea how to use it now or in the said Mr. Bartlett. Three spokesmen from the architects, Phillips, Barratt, Hillier, Jones and Partners, will attend. They are chief architect Don McCoy, his assistant Ron Taylor and engineer John Ackerly. Roofing has begun on the sportsplex and the interior of the building is in the final stages of development. Building costs are split three ways. The city will pay the federal govern- ment and the provin- cial government's share is Completion date has been set for November. Series views other cultures A nine-part seminar series on cultures and customs of other countries will be brought downtown by the University of Lethbridge. The series, entitled World Journeys and Viewpoints, will feature a look at countries including Mexico, Egypt and Spain as seen through the eyes of university professors who have lived and worked abroad. The free non-credit series, to be held Feb. 6 to April 13, will be offered Wednesday at noons in the YMCA all- purpose room The series is planned to give downtown workers something to do on their lunch hour and is intended to appeal to persons planning travel abroad, says U of L continuing education co-ordinator Menno Boltd. PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The energy issue has benefitted Canada and has opened the way for other issues that will make major changes in the economy of Alberta, a member of Parliament told the Pincher Creek-Crowsnest Provincial Progressive Conservative Association Thursday. Joe Clark, MP for Rocky Mountain House, was the guest speaker at the association's annual meeting. Mr. Clark said he feels there is a very real chance for the expansion of the coal in- dustry. Gasification of coal could make it a competing fuel with petroleum products, he said. Tom Oakley, speaking for a Lundbreck delegation, said his group would meet with Clarence Copithorne, minister of highways and transport, to protest a new section of road the provincial government is planning south of Burmis to Lee Lake. They would like to see a road south of Lundbreck which would create a circular route to the area. The association approved a motion to support the group. Fred Bradley, a young Progressive Conservative from Blairmore, was elected new president of the association. Ron Zikiwsky was chosen vice-president. Frank Wood and John Jackson were reappointed as secretary and treasurer. A resolution changed the number of directors from eight to 12, and the executive was empowered to add to that number during the year, in- suring that all areas be represented on the board. AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING Special lor New (munitions Phone 324-2106 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. 3. P. FOX, C.O.M. 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