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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Internship for Alberta teachers pressed Tuttdoy, January H, 1*71 - THS UTHMIDOI HERALD - 19 By GLENN1S Z1LM EDMONTON (CP) - Many teachers begin their jobs with A in theory, but E in classroom skills. "I'm concerned that teachers can be highly skilled in theory but unprepared to handle students in real situations," says Ivan Stonehocker, president of the Alberta Teachers' Association. And if he has his way, this will change. He wants to see a period of internship that will give prospective teachers an insight into the practical side of teaching. In Alberta, a teacher takes a three-year education course at university to get the professional certificate that permits him to begin teaching, Mr. Stonehocker explained. To obtain a bachelor of education degree, he takes five further courses, either in a one-year university program or at summer school. During this three- or four-year preparation there's a six-week practice-teaching period. And that's the only time a young teacher actually IVAN STONEHOCKER . . . Time, money wasted faces pupils during his training for a job that mainly is concerned with youngsters and their classroom reactions. TIME WASTED Mr. Stonehocker, 52, in his second term as president of the 24,000-member teachers' association, doesn't think this is enough. He is concerned also about the wastage of those who spend four or five years preparing to teach only to discover after six months in the classroom that teaching is not for them. "Think of those years of wasted effort-and wasted public investment." The association wants a four-year minimum education requirement for Alberta teachers, including an internship program as a compulsory part. A policy committee will recommend this at the next annual meeting. "Our policy committee proposes a phasing-in of intern- Business mergers seminar to stress industrial might By IRVING C. WHYNOT Canadian Press Business Editor A seminar on business mergers and acquisitions at the University of Toronto next month already has attracted many more applications than expected. % It could be that the growing talk and concern about foreign control of the Canadian economy has awakened a renewed interest in the subject. But the issue of foreign investment, through mergers or acquisitions involving Canadian firms, isn't one of prime concern at the seminar, the fourth in the annual series. A key objective is to educate Canadian business leaders in the methods-and especially the benefits-of mergers within the country. Canadian businessmen aren't exactly inexperienced in the techniques of mergers and acquisitions,, but they admit they haven't the finesse of some, especially Americans. It is this void that the Feb. 15-17 seminar aims to fill. A strong stress is being laid on the benefits of mergers as a means of strengthening Canadian industry to compete in world markets. Emanuel Batler, president of GOLF NUT - A few feet of snow failed to cool A. F. Dreger's enthusiasm for golf, a game he took up 10 years ago when he was 76 years old. Mr. Dreger has cleared a patch of lawn in his Edmonton backyard so he can practise putting and where ha can blast pina cones with his short irons. Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned research institute has found a unique healing substance witli the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. It relieves itching and discomfort in minutes and speeds up healing of the injured, inflamed tissues. One hemorrhoidal case history after another reported "very striking improvement." Pain was promptly and gently relieved ... actual reduction or retraction (shrinking) took place. And most important-this improvement was maintained in cases where clinical observations were continued over a period of many months. Furthermore, these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide variety of hemorrhoidal conditions. AH this was accomplished with a healing substance (Bio-Dyne) which quickly helps heal injured cells and stimulates growth of new tissuc.Bio-Dyiwis offered in ointment and suppository form called Preparation H. In addition to actually shrinking hemorrhoids, Preparation H lubricates and makes elimination less painful. It helps prevent infection which is a stated cause of hemorrhoids. Just ask your druggist for Preparation H Suppositories or Preparation H Ointment (with a special applicator). Satisfaction or your money refunded. Preparation fj] Glentech Instruments Ltd., and chairman of the seminar, warns against any country creating national barriers to protect na< tional economies because "an island fortress will be passed by." He told a pre-seminar press conference that Mexico and Spain, for example, "are in the middle of thriving industrial environments yet they didn't come along as industrial nations of any significance, largely because their governments isolated them by edict." And he stressed the benefits of mergers and acquisitions. "The merger and acquisition process must be encouraged because of its fundamental importance to our competitive posture in the global economy. SHOULD COPY JAPAN "Put in another way, I believe that the Canadian government should copy some of the pro-business altitudes of West Germany and Japan." Dentond Morion, a partner in the chartered accountants firm of McDonald, Currie and Co. and a seminar participant, says expertise in the merger game is the most effective way to prevent increasing foreign ownership here. Mr. Morion says Canadian governments, banks and regulatory bodies should put as few obstacles as possible in the way of Canadians interested in carrying out mergers and acquisitions. He said a U.S. firm bidding to take over a Canadian firm already has an advantage over a Canadian bidder through a tax concession not available in Canada. "However, by far the most significant factor is that larger foreign companies are fre^ quently more experienced and skilful in the business combinations field." Professional jobs shrink TORONTO (CP) - The job market for professionals in Canada has diminished by about 30 per cent in the last year, according to a survey by an industry-run placement service. The Technical Service Council says its survey of 1,400 Canadian companies shows a shrinkage of 82 per cent in professional job openings in the Atlantic provinces. Companies were polled about openings for engineers, accountants, scientists and other professionals. Professional job openings in the Prairie provinces were down 40 per cent, in Ontario and Quebec 28 per cent and in British Columbia and the Yukon, 15 per cent. The number of professionals seeking jobs in all areas increased about 17 per cent in the last year, says the council. Defends smoking LONDON (Reuter) - Lord Shinwell, veteran Opposition Labor MP, celebrated his 86th birthday here yesterday with a defence of pipe smoking. "I have smoked 13,000 ounces of tobacco during my pipe-smoking career which began 72 years ago," he told a luncheon. "This is my answer to the fanatical, depressed and dispirited collection of Jeremiahs who say that smoking lead to bad health and reduced longevity." ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metrapalhon �ldg. 32l-40?5 ship," Mr. Stonehocker said. "Perhaps it would begin as a t w o-in on t h period, but it would eventually extend to a full-school-year internship." He thinks the best time for the internship year would be at the end of the second year of the university program. CITES ADVANTAGES "Students can transfer to other university programs at that time anyway. An internship at this time-with some remuneration-would give the individual a chance to assess how he would face the responsibilities of a teacher's life. "Then, he could either return for a final year in education or change his program and go into some other occupation if he finds that teaching is not for him." Mr. Stonehocker, who teaches science at a junior high school in Ponoka but has moved to Edmonton for the period of his presidency, said internship offers advantages to the prospective teacher, to the students and to the tax-paying public. "The quality of teaching will improve," he said. But he added that payment of teacher-interns might cost the department of education and school boards an additional $7 to $8 million. On the other hand, the number of fully-qualified teachers could be reduced to let the interns assume some of the teaching load. "It is important that the interns have actual teaching re- sponsibilities. They need to work with good teachers-a kind of master-teacher concept. But they also need to be able to test their theories in a given situation and find out if they work." Mr. Stonehocker thinks young pupils also will benefit from an internship program. "The enthusiasms of the young teacher would rub off on the children. The schools might also be able to let the interns work with smaller groups of students, which is always beneficial." School boards, trustees and parents repeatedly ask for better-prepared teachers, he said. And that doesn't mean more theory. "The' main criticism we face as teachers is that we are not doing as good a job as we could, in a practical sense. It seems to me that internship is the answer." Tories trail LONDON (AP) - Britain's Labor party has jumped ahead of the Conservative government in public favor, the Gallup opinion poll reported yesterday. Gallup said that if a general election were held now, 47 per cent of those questioned would vote Labor, 42.5 per cent Conservative, 8.5 per cent Liberal and 2 per cent others. Comparable figures for December were 46 per cent Conservative, 44.5 per cent Labor, six per cent Liberal and 3.5 per cent others Memory molecule tested HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A scientist at Baylor College of Vedicine says a molecule capable of transferring memory from one rat to another has been synthesifced. Dr. Georges Ungar said yesterday artificial reproduction of the memory molecule opens the door to unlocking the complex chemical language of learning. He said that although he has used the memory transfer method only In rats he is "fairly certain" the same principle will work in man. Ungar, 64, a native of Hungary and professor of pharmacology in the anesthesiology department at Baylor, has been working on the memory molecule project almost three years. He said the' artificial substance is identical to a naturally occurring molecule responsible for memory transfer from one animal to another. He said it is less expensive and easier to make than to extract the natural molecule. 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax In his experiments, Ungar trained rats and mice to fear darkness although they normally seek dark places and are active at night. This was accomplished by administering an electric shock ea<-h time the animals entered a darkened box After a week of such shocks, Ungar extracted the brains of the animals and isolated the molecule associated with the induced response. "T h e substance, Injected into the bodies of mice which had never been subjected to such electric shocks, caused them to manifest the same fear of darkness," he said. The next step was to produce the substance artificially. He was assisted in this phase by Dr. D. M. Lesiderio, assistant professor of chemistry at Baylor, and Dr. Wolfgang Parr, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Houston. Parr accomplished the first artificial production of an identical substance last week. Instant Print & Copy Div. J269 Third Ave. � lefhbridge Time Limit For Receiving Petitions For Private Bills Take notice that the time for receiving petitions for Private Bills at the next Session of the Legislative Asembly will expire on Monday, the First day of February, 1971. W. H. MacDonaldr Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. Put your foot down on prices. Ask for-and get- the highest trade-in allowance on your old car. Insist on monthly terms to suit your budget With approved credit, no down payment is necessary. Put the pressure on us. We're overstocked and you're in the driver's seat. 1971 Corfino 2-Door Sedan 1300 ec engine, standard fron�mi�sion, H.D. battery, including Conor)- n| 4*4 Aft ion winter package. Red 7 H � lUU with black interior. B No 314.............. I Jf month SP',^ a* push us to 1971 Cortina Deluxe 4-Door Wagon 1300 cc engine, automatic transmission, Canadian winter package, luggage carpets. Amber cold and Jm MEk a am saddle interior. % BllVUQ No. 1141 1971 Cortina Deluxe 4-Door Sedan 1300 ec engine, H.D. battery, H.D. heater and defroster, cigar tighter, standard 4 speed transmission, 600x13-4 ply white-wall tires. Fern green in color No. 1078 .. month We give all... cars winterized and ready to go! ?MeHCURY 6th AVENUE & 6th STREET, V/ 19th STREET & 3rd AVENUE, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Phone 327-5763 1971 Cortina C.T. 2-Door 1600 cc engine, 4 speed standard transmission, radial tires, Canad- a ftfk ian winter package. Fern IBs ���ww green in color'. No. 1140............. a month ;