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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE IETHBRIDGB HERALD Thursday, July 2, 1970- Youth Cohumi Students Swamped With Job Offers EDMONTON (CP) En- thusiasm, hard work and a lit- tle publicity have helped en- sure full employment this summer for six students at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Concerned that they wouldn't be able to get jobs, the six formed Student Group Constructors and have been astounded at the response they received from the public. The students involved, all in the first year of a two-year course in building construc- tion t e c h n o 1 o g y, are Ron Hurst, 20; Richard Wester- grenn, 20; Maurice Creagh, 20; Miles Schlag, ]9; Wayne Edwards, 19, and Richard Remyk, 18. They v construct side- walks, pi. s, driveways, ga- rages and cottages. Ron said they started in a Email way, completing a side- walk for the school's secre- tary. "We did a good job and then we started getting refer- rals. Before we knew what was happening we had 12 jobs lined up." The Edmonton Journal ran a feature story on the group and the response was "over- whelming." They now have more than 100 jobs to do. WILL SPLIT PROFITS They will split the profits of their enterprise which "guar- antees prices lower than any- one else's." "We'll be working way below the n-h o U r charge for labor, and we provide free said Ron in an interview. The group provides an esti- mate on all materials and the client makes the purchases, paying the students only for labor. "In the case of a garage or cottage, we'd arrange for sub-contractors to handle the electrical wiring." While NAIT's course In- cludes estimating, Ron said this is the toughest part of the operation. "I never learned so much in so short a time. If you don't know the first time, you make sure you do the second time." Richard Remyk said the group has no overhead and "when we give an estimate we stick to the quoted price, even if we have to take the loss ourselves." Said Ron: "Our instructor, a profes- sional engineer, is keeping an eye on our work and provides guidance if we run into any problems. Our main objective is to build a good reputation for ourselves and for WAIT." Response from the public had surprised them. "Some people have offered equipment. One lady donated about 580 worth of tools and one man offered to set up an office for us and keep a set of books." Two chartered banks ap- proached the group offering financial assistance which was politely refused because "we'd rather do it ourselves." The main advantage as far as the group is concerned, apart from providing money and employment during the summer, is the practical ex- perience gained through work- ing in the trade of their choice. Dickens'Centennial Plans Under Way LONDON (AP) This Charles Dickens ce toy after his acres England his devotees ar dreaming up special ways mark the event. In London, a commemorativ service will be held at Wes minster Abbey, where he is bur ied. In Broadstairs, home ol Bleak House on the eastern English coast, the city father are asking local residents ti wear Victorian dress in mem ory of the writer who turned anger at injustice into storie the world still loves. Books, movies, lectures anc museum exhibitions will under line that Charles Dickens still lives on in English literatur and life. The astonishing breadth o Dickens's production is re- fleeted in the scope of the cen tennial. A musical version of i Christmas Carol, currently film ing near London, soon will join David Copperfield and Oliver based on his Oliver Twist, 07 the world movie circuit. British television is devotine peak time to serialized version of his novels. LEGEND WAS TAINTED When Dickens died June 9 1870, at age 58, the legend abou him was knocked a little side- ways by revelations about his private life. He had left his wife, Catherine, after they ha< 10 children, and had gone to live with an 18-year-old actress Ellen Ternan. however, did no1 lessen his literary reputation and generations of British anc North American children have read Dickens as standard schoo: work. Up and down Britain, from Durham in the north to Ports- mouth, where Dickens was born, on the south coast, towns are joining in the celebrations. London, sprinkled with roads named after his characters and with more than a dozen Dickens Streets, Avenues and Squares, has exhibitions, lectures and gala banquets aplenty. Dickens House, where the au- thor wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickelby, now is a mu- seum. Thirty miles southeast of Lon- don, the city of Rochester claims an unequalled influence on Dickens. STUDY PRESERVED The author died just outside the city at Gad's Hill Place and the narrow High Street is little changed from this time. Gad's Hill Place now is a boarding school, but the tiny chalet used by Dickens as a study in the last years of his life has been dismantled and rebuilt in the centre of Rochester, standing incongruously at the rear of the city museum. The upper room is kept as Dickens knew it. Simply furnished, the room contains little but a wastepaper basket, a chair and a desk. On top of the desk are two handwritten pages of The Mys- tery of Edwin Drood. Dickens died without finishing the story. The main museum building was the nuns' house in Edwin Drood and just across the Sigh Street is the original setting for Uncle Pumblechook's home in Great Expectations. Further along the street stands the Vic- torian Bull Bull Inn, where Mr. Pickwick stayed. A few yards away is the ca- thedral graveyard, with its weathered tombstones from which Dickens found the names for many of his characters. Dickens wanted a quiet, coun- tryside funeral outside Roches- ter, but press and public de- manded more pomp. He was buried in Poet's Corner at West- minster Abbey, where on June 9, a memorial service will be conducted, attended by royalty and other notables. Robot Learns By Watching Its Master LOS ANGELES (AP) A obot that "learns by watching its human master" has been de- 'eloped by a scientist who be- ieves it has great potential for unmanned space missions. The robot, designed by Dr. .mos Freedy, 30, is technically mown as the Autonomous Con- rol ACS. "It adapts to its environment nd learns by w a t c h ing' its uman Freedy says [e uses a stick control to move ie robot's "learning" arm in hree directions to arrange a umber of blocks in a given attern. "At first, the automation akes in the process aid Freedy. "But gradually, ie robot picks up the behavior nd manipulations of the opera- until it learns enough to ake over. "On unmanned missions to ic p I a n e t s, for instance, the wiling arm can be taught to x an engine or scoop up rocks fter a training course on the round or in response to in- flictions from mission con- ol." Freedy believes the automa- on eventually can be made mall and light enough to be in- grated into artificial arms foi mputees and take over many ousehold and office tasks. VACATIONS INCREASE The number of Britons taking ications abroad rose 30 per nt during the last five years. EATON'S Simmons Sale of Continental Beds, Box Springs, and Mattresses Simco-Pedic Deluxe Quilt Top Mattress Enjoy those well earned nights of sleep on the Sjmco-pedic deluxe quilt top mattress with 312 resilient Adjusto-rest coils. 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