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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta It THI UTHMIDOf HIU1D Friday, Jininry II, mum iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiHi More city news if you ask me By JOE BALLA Finance Minister Edgar Benson has now outlined some of the ground rules on V-Daze (taxes on capi- tal And, the Prime Minister's office is still investi- gating sources who claim to be "sources close to the government." Premature security leaks are a never- ending headache. Hie situation can become real tacky, however, when a statement is contradicted and that statement hasn't yet been "revealed prematurely" by the "source close to the government." The summer help student joined the Peace Corps and the charwoman had the weekend off. Following is a list of some of the ambiguous explanations and their meanings as translated from the Piscatorial Bible: Anyone who is at least 50 to 100 miles away from home. Bureaucratic bottleneck elevator in a govern- ment building between and 5 p.m. On special errand lost. Well-timed news leak that catches the Opposi- tion off guard. Committee review Three members of the com- mittee showed up and talked for awhile. Explored the problem talked a lot, but nothing was said. Make a survey More time to think of an answer. To activate to duplicate and add more names to the carbon lists of recipients. Conclusive results one other person agrees with me. Expediting conclusive Call a conference. A conference A gathering discussing what should be done, instead of doing it. Co-ordinator .a person hired by a government body or conference to eliminate confusion. Works with expediter. Expediter Calls conferences and issues offi- cial statements and decisions afterwards. His pro- grams are always under consideration. Under consideration never heard of it. Informed source leg man for expediter. Ob- tains his information from a reliable source. Reliable source Obtains his information from impeccable sources. Impeccable sources fishing cronies on a seven- day camp-out. Summit talks convened by impeccable sources. Corrupt diplomat one who takes his rod and reel along to a camp-out. As these explanations are somewhat incomplete, we shall obtain the services of another consultant and send him on a special errand and have the topic again-brought under consideration. German army may still use SufHeld for tank training The German army may still use Suffield as an armored mil- itary training area. A recent report from Calgary indicated that the German army had decided against using the Suffield area of southeast Alberta because there were not enough facilities available to support both the German army and the already committed British army. Students win medals Two students at Hamilton Ju- nior High School have been named winners in the Royal Ca- nadian Legion's Remembrance Bay essay and poem competi- tion. Brian Gedrasik, a Grade 8 student, won the first prize in the essay competition while Carol Murray, a Grade 9 stu- dent, took top 'honors in the po- etry category. H. D. Bleckmann of the West German Consulate in Edmonton says part decision not the use the area was based on a Canadian Wildlife Service re- port which warned of irrepar- able ecological damage to the area by tracked military ve- hicles. He now says the West German embassy in Ottawa has said both the-Alberta and Manitoba training areas are still under consideration. A 10 year lease has been obtained by the British army allowing it the use of the Sut field area for armored training. An estimated 600 British arm ored troops will be rotated ev- ery three weeks to and from the area each summer. It is believed a similar nunv ber of German troops are con- templating the use of Canadian training areas. Canadian military officials at the Ralston headquarters at Suf- field said they have no informa- tion on any German Canadian agreements to use the area. German army officials tour- ed the Suffield area last fall to examine its potential for tank training. Fail the school kids? Not anymore they don't By RON CALDWEIX Staff Writer The practice ol foiling chil- dren in elementary schools baa met the fate of the outhouse and the ooe-room school it's something you don't see much anymore. In Lethbridge, the failure rale in elementary schools ranges from none to three or year, whereas in the past, a failure rate as high is 10 per cent was not uncommon. Tile reason [or the dramatic shift has nothing to do with im- proved leaching methods or a sudden discovery of a new way to inspire learning. The school boards simply adopted a non- failure policy in the elemnn- schools. The policy states that stu- dents in Grades 1 to .6 are made to repeat a grade only when It Is decided the student would benefit from repealing. "In most cases, making a stu- dent repeal a grade does more harm than says Bob Gall, director of school services for the Lelhbridgo public school district. "Failure causes an emotional upset and a child is not going to learn when he is upset or unhappy." Mr. Gall said it is wrong to force a child to cover exactly toe same work all over again just because he has trouble with reading or multiplication tables, "A lot of the time, a child who is failed1 actually does worse the second said Mr. Gall. "I regard this as- a highlight policy because it is flexible. It allows us to treat the child as an individual." Art gallery and children's theatre suggested for new public library CORRECTION! fallowing item which appeared in the Wednesday, January 26th, edition of the Herald, should have read as followi: PEAR HALVES Taitt Telli, Canada Chalet, Bartlttt___ 14 fl. 01. tin 411 .00 SAFEWAY By GREG McINTYRE Staff Writer Gladys Bossen, media coor- dinator for Lethbridge public school district's 15 schools would like to see an art gal- lery and children's theatre in the new city library to be buill at the Central School site. Maurice Landry, director of elementary education for the six-school separate school sys- tem here says the new library would make a good headquar- ters for school videotape and cablevisioii facilities. Chief librarian George Dew replies that both these sugges- tions are possible, but first there must be a "cost-benefit" study to determine who pays for what. The Herald polled those in- volved in libraries in the area and discovered that the Leth- bridge public library has al- ready taken the lead and charged administrative assist ant Bob Leigh with fostering better school use of the public Horary. There is some co-ordination between schools and the lib. rary young children, for in- stance have a story time at the public library during school hours but Mr. Leigh would like to see more. "The most pressing thing is to make the public library more aware of the curriculum needs of the he said. Longer range goals might include bringing all libraries in the area in the public and separate school systems, the college and university Libraries and even the research station library into an arrangement where each knows what the other has, and can tap their resources. Mr. Leigh suggested someday school libraries might be open evenings to help take the load all the public libraries. "We haven't done anything really concrete he noted, "and I think we'll have to go by very small steps because of financing." Co-operation between public and school libraries on a formal basis would require new financ- ing arrangements since each currently raises money from different sources. At the next meeting of public Air strike has few effects on local hotels, restaurants The effect of the ah" traffic controllers' strike on the local hotel and restaurant business has been minimal. "There undoubtedly is some effect, but Lethbridge fares a little better in relation to Cal- gary." said Frank Smith, man- ager of the Travel and Conven- tion Association of Southern Al- berta. Hilory Sorochan, president of the Lethbridge Hotel Associa- tion, said two hotels have re- ported slight decreases in room another one is hav- ing an increase, catering to tra- velers between Calgary and Great Palls. "The effect on hotels and res- taurants in Lethbridge is mini- said Dan Royer, vice- president of the Alberta Res- taurants Association. "There has been just a slight decrease in business volume." City administration to star The city administration and CJOC TV will begin1 a series for television Feb. 1 entitled "Lethbridge '72." The show is to run for at least 13 weeks, to explain "what the city is, what it is do- Local to attend At least seven delegates from the Fort Whoop Up chapter in Lethbridge are expected to attend the annual meeting of the Alberta Historical Society in Calgary Feb. 12. They are: Clarence Geiger, Lucille Dalke, George Watson ST., Andy Staysko, Lhmea Wal- ker, Carlton Stewart and Mrs. V. J. Tyrrell. The featured speaker will be J. Grant MacEwan, lieutenant- governor of Alberta. Initiative grants announced Bud Olson, federal minister of agriculture, has a n n o u need llree local Initiative grants for southern Alberta totalling 650. Pineher Creek will receive to improve the town's retreat i o n facilities. Fifteen new jobs will be created. Taber will get to make improvements to the civic cen- Lre, cenotaph and other facil- ities. Twenty jobs will be created. Warner will get to in- stall plastic pipe and an arllfi. cial ice plant in Its Civic Gen- re. Nine jobs will be created. ing and the functions of each department." City Manager Tom Nutting, who will be the show modera- tor, said city and council ac> tion which has already oc- curred will be explained. Con- troversial issues will be avoid- ed, he added. The format is to be largely pictorial with a generous amount of film footage. Vari- ous aldermen and administra- tors will be scheduled to appear. The 15 minute show will be- gin at p.m. each Tuesday. L.C.P. In the city's roaring early years, Uw Initials for the Leth- bridge City Police were often nimorously referred to as li- quor, cards and prostitution. Buffalo Jump to be saved, says Schmid The Alberta Historical Soci- ety has been assured by Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation, that the government will take steps to prevent the destruction of the Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump. A buffalo jump is a cliff over which buffalo herds were stam- peded by the Indians to in- crease the kills. The jump under discussion is located 12 miles west of Fort Macleod in the Porcupine Hills. Indian artifacts can be found in abundance in the area. Historical society president Bill Parker said the grounds would be stripped by relic col- lectors within five years if gov- ernment action was not effect- ed immediately. Mr. Schmid did not elabor- ate on what steps would be taken. Expansion postponed The downlown branch of the Bank of Montreal has indefin- itely postp o n e d plans for a southward expansion. The former CP Telecommuni- cations building which was vn- cdlcd lo nllow UK bank's pro- posed expansion, is offered for rent on a three-year lease basis. school librarians, Feb. 2, Mr. Leigh plans to suggest a com- mittee be formed to develop better co-operation between the public library and the schools Mr. Landry, told that the public library and the Lsth- bridgc public school district are working together, said "I can't see why we can't be part of this too." Lethbridge Community C o 1- lege chief librarian Margaret Wheeler said she'd like to see the "whole spectrum" of libra- ries in southern Alberta come together in a co-operative ef- fort. "By ourselves, none of us have enough libraries, enough books or enough said Mrs. Wheeler. University of Lethbridge chief librarian Donald Wick said col- lege and public librarians from Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. have had one meeting to plot joint use of resources. Another meeting will be held before spring, he said Currently the university grants special library cards to Grade 12 students or people in the community who need to use material from the university li- brary. Grade 12 students must have an application signed by either their school librarian or prin- cipal saying they have reached the limit of resources at their school. Mr. Wick stressed that the university is not attempting to compete with the pubb'c library. About 200 people at present hold these special university library cards. The procedure in borderline cases Involves a series of meet- ing] with teachers, the school principal, parents and the slu- dent. Each one, including the stu- dent, contributes to the deci- sion on whether repeating the grade will be of any benefit. Elma Groves, principal of Lakeview Elementary School, said she completely supports the policy. "People accept variations in everything else they are not overly concerned If their child doesn't walk as soon as another child, or if they cut their teeth a little late. "So why should we be over- ly concerned that one student may be a bit slower than oth- ers in a certain Miss Groves said the policy takes a lot of the pressure off students. She said before the policy was implemented five years ago, the failure rate at Lake- view- was 25 to 30 children a year, but that has been cut to three or four. "Grade 6 is where we have most of our failures now, be- cause parents don't want their children to go to junior high school too Miss Groves said. Joe Lakie, principal of Fleet- wood Bawden Elementary School, said research shows that repeating a grade seldom does Ihc student any good. "There is the odd occasion when a child should repeat a year, but in most cases it is not the right he Mr. Lakle said most impell- ers in his school are in either the first or second grade. "Last year, we didn't hive to make anyone repeat a he said. "In this way, wo keep the youngster in his social group and remove the stigma of fail- ure." Jim Clark, principal of Gal- bra'.Ui Elementary School, said he had three children held back last year at the request pi their parents. He said at one time, his school had 30 out o[ 100 students who tad repeated a year by the end of Grade 3 his school's final year. "The only ones who might be helped by repeating a year are the kids who have missed a lot of school because of illness or something like said Mr. Clark. Schools in the County of-Leth. bridge follow a similar policy. "We believe in moving the students along at a rate at which they are able to pro- said C. E. Burge, super- intendent of county schools. "It is not fair to say a young- ster has failed when he has actually made progress. We. try to let every youngster feel success." 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