Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 27, 1970 Cut-Back On Grants Said Backward Step 'Still Windy The Ernest Masons At Nikka Yuko Garden But Still Home' Couple Enjoys Revisiting City Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mason from Boise, Idaho, looked over at the brewery gardens. On, or near, the spot the Masons re- membered as a coal, slag heap they now saw a multi-colored, well-groomed garden. It is 45, y e a r s since the Masons lived in Lethbridge; 15 years since they drove through "I've been trying to imagine what the city would look said Mrs. Mason, who was born and raised here. Looking at the gardens she said "This is more beautiful than I could have im- She looked up the hill to the city like a child looking at an unopened gift. "I just can't wait to see the The Masons, who are in what they described as semi-retire- ment, are "just travelling around, visiting old friends and places." They've been doing a lot of they've caught the bug. In Heritage Park in Calgary, I m e n t located where the tte c o u p 1 e saw an old Leth- Eaton's store stands now. .bridge Ice wagon that Mrs. Mason remembers following to get a chip of ice "like children now follow the ice cream man to get some ice cream." Lethb-idge is home to Mrs. Mason, the former Madeline Traxler. "I'd come back any- she said. When she was a young girl, she attended Central School and Fleetwood School, she sat in Gait Gardens and she swam in Henderson Lake. (The Jap- anese gardens close enough to the old swimming hole for her she remembers having her head held under the water in Henderson Lake once as a child, and "I've been afraid of the water ever Her father homesteaded near Etzikom, so the family lived on the farm in the summer and in the city during the winter. They once lived in an aprt- AIR CADETS ON TOUR Thomos Alan Howard, right, of 11 Lethbridge Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadet Training Wing, with cadet Ian Morris of St. Catherine's, are examining on early generator at the Ontario Hydro Museum at the Sir Adam Beck Generating Stations in Niagara Falls. The cadet's tour is a break from their rigorous schedule on the Air Cadet Senior leaders Course this summer, at CFB, Borden, Ont. PUBLIC NOTICE PROCLAMATION I, A. C. Anderson, Mayor of the City of Leth- bridge, in accordance with a resolution of Council passed under the provisions of Section 237 of The Municipal Government Act, do hereby proclaim that MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 1970 Is declared fo be a CIVIC HOLIDAY Within the meaning of The Municipal Govern- ment Act and that "Shops" as defined in the "Closing of Shops" By-law of the City will require to be dosed on that date. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 23 day of July, 1970. A. C. ANDERSON Mayor. Mr. Mason is a native of Cal- gary, but he has a claim on By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer A provincial government cut- back in the level of grant sup- port for post-secondary stu- dents is a backward step and will have serious consequences for Alberta's education, says (he student representative on the provincial Students' Assist- ance Board. Lamont Nielson, who was president of the University of Lethbridge students' society council last year and was ap- pointed to the SAB by the 000-member Alberta Associa- tion of Students, added "the whole tiling amazes me. "What really shocks me most is the lack of understanding of the students' needs for finan- cial help that I see in the de- partment of education offices." E d u c ation Minister Robert Clark claims the cutback is due to underestimation of the number of students who would require stu- dents say it is simply a cut- back in the amount of money the government is willing to supply. BUDGET OF The government had budget- ed for in grants, and in a normal year would have issued a special spending war- rant for the additional mil- lion the students assistance fund will now be short. To ensure the level of mon- etary support is still sufficient, the city-as well he was mar-1 Mr. Clark has changed the ried here. He was a little taken j grant-loan ratio, so students can still receive the amount of money they need if they are back when Mrs. Mason's list of important recollections seemed to have come to an end and their wedding had been forgot- ten. She redeemed herself, however, by remembering the address of the house they were married in 923 9 St. South. A while later, after they had visited some of their "old haunts" and examined some of the new additions to the city, the couple passed judgment: "It's still beautiful, and still windy" and to Mrs. Mason, it's still home. willing to undertake a loan. higher Under the old system, if a student needed in assis- tance the average last year would have received in an initial loan and the re- mainder in half loan and half grant, for a total of loan and grant. The average will likely in- crease substantially: Alberta has about post-sec- ondary students, and there were not nearly that many summer jobs. Under the- new plan the same student would receive an initial loan of again fol- lowed by a half loan, half grant a new total of loan and grant, which is in loan money than in the past. "It's bad this year, and it will be much, much worse next Mr. Nielson said. "I think tlie government is going to completely change the grant setup next year so grants will be offered only to students willing to go into special pro- grams the government wants emphasized and of course then the liberal arts programs will suffer. "If we'keep on like that for long Alberta will become a province full of government- approved technocrats in gov- ernment-approved Mr. Nielsen said. MET TWICE WITH CLARK He said he had met with Mr. Clark twice last week, with other AAS student representa- tives, to try to get him to change the new system. "He told us universities were no longer going to be the prior- ity in Alberta post-secondary education, and that the em- phasis will be shifted to col- leges and technical schools. "He also said he planned to put more emphasis on pre- school education and Grades 1 to Mr. Nielson said. "We told him the biggest re- sult of this change will be to again make university atten- dance a financial decision for most will make them consider likely two- y e a r college o r technical school program more attrac- tive than a four-year univer- sity program, because it will be so much cheaper. "We also belive it will make university graduates with ex- tremely large loans to pay off leave the province so they can get jobs paying higher sal- Mr. Nielson said. "Earning capacities are not at in the 10 years im- mediately following gradua- tion, when the loans must be repaid yet large payments must be made. ''I think this will also have an important effect on mar- riage: students will start ask- ing each other, 'how much do you before they decide to get married." The average student is like- ly to -graduate owing between and and mar- riage would double it. Mr. Nielson pointed out that most university students have their first loan experiences, di- rectly out of high they just don't know what they're getting themselves into. "Suddenly you're the proud owner of a it gets much larger before you're finished. "People who get into univer- sity may start to stay in, so they don't have to repay their impossible he said. FEDERAL FUNDS He noted that most money for loans comes from federal government sources which will mean an inflow of mil- lion of federal funds into Al- berta under the new policy. Gordon Russell, U of L co- ordinator of student affairs and a member of the SAB, termed the government action "irresponsible." He said students will be ask- ed to assume a burden of debt which in many cases would be unmanageable, adding "I don't think students in the future are going to thank the government for forcing them so deeply into debt. "It's going to literally bank- rupt sonif people, because it's forcing them to run up a fan- tastic debt when they'll have little opportunity to repay it with the salaries they get from their first jobs. "It's a retrograde things were bad enough before. "It will curtail enrolment at universities, forcing students onto a pretty grim labor mar- they'll just drift. "We're wasting a lot of re- sources by doing Mr. Russell said. Jules LchouiUIer, student awards officer at the U of L, said the new systm would af- fect married students most, forcing many of them to reject plans for furthering and im- proving their educations. "You can't take back what you've already he said, referring to the more gener- ous support offered last year. "The government should have been much more careful in its original plans." He said he "strongly dis- agreed" with Mr. Clark's state- ment that "no students will be denied needed assistance." "Married students just won't get enough money in many Mr. Lehouillier said. "And there's no way all these people will have enough money particularly if they have no funds of their own and are married with families. "I wouldn't be surprised at all if its worse next year, he said. CASH Mrs. Lillian Bertie of Taber receives a cheque for from Ron Fabbi, Lethbridge Jaycee's president and Peter Anderson, club treasurer. She was one of many lucky winners in draws in conjunction with Whoap-Up Days. Prize Draws Provide Excitement In Final Hour Of Whoop-Up Days Capping five exciting Whoop- UP Days were the big draws for- prizes Saturday night be- fore hopeful grandstand spectators. Winner of the gold bar was Miss Lillian Bertie of Ta- ber. The bar, sponsored by the Lethbridge Junior Chamber of Commerce will be presented to Miss Bertie in Taber> Monday. The happy winner isn't sure what she's going to do with her money. Presently she works at the Palace Hotel, and was un- able to attend the final eve- Newspaper Closed MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) The Uruguay govern- ment ordered the temporary closure Saturday of the Com- munist newspaper El Popular on grounds it had advocated overthrow of the government. The decree suspending publica- tion for 10 days said El Popular violated security regulations de- creed under a state of siege. NEW SYSTEM MONTREAL (CP) Ca- nadian National Institute for the Blind in Quebec has initiated a stay-in-school campaign aimed at blind students. Besides inte- grating them into a school's regular student body, the voca- tional guidance service rail de- termine the best program of shrfy for each person, counsel principals and teachers and provide grants to pay for tape recorders and braille type- writers. ning of the exhibition when her ticket was drawn. Winners of the two cars sponsored by the Lethbridge Kinsmen club were two Leth- bridge residents. First, ticket drawn carried the name of Dawn May, 1245 17 Ave. South. She. had first choice of cars and chose a Camaro. Mrs. May, who owns Dawn's Dancing Studio, said in an interview that she was com- pletely flabbergasted at her good luck. She and her hus- band were thinking of buying a second car in September, she said. Rowena Orr of Fort Mac- leod drew the winning ticket. Wilfred Gareau, 331 16th Street N., winner of the second car isn't sure just yet what he's going to do with his car. "I'm 80 years he said, "next year I might not get my licence renewed." Winner of the Honda mini- trail motorcycle sponsored by the North Lethbridge Business- men was Deah Conners, 10, who bought his ticket at Hoyts Hardware. "I'm too young to drive it Dean said, "but we will keep it for my big brothers to ride. I sure am a lucky boy." Winner of the draw for the 17-foot Travelaire trailer spon- sored by the Association of Canadian Travellers was Mrs. Anne Walker of Raymond. Mrs. Walker was very pleased with her good fortune and will pick up her trailer on Wednesday. "We don't plan on taking too many trips this year-" shs said, "but we do in- tend to keep it." HOUSE FOR SALE OWNER TRANSFERRED 3 bedroomed house located in south Lethbridge. Wall- to-wall carpet in living room. Rumpus room with in- door-outdoor rug. Car port and patio. For information PHONE 328-7156 and 25% to 5p% OFF MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MAIL 328-1325 "Home of the Personal Beauty Flan" DAIRYIAND PRINCESS Ann Pavan, 18, of Sunny- side, was named Dairyland Princess at Whoop-Up Days. Dairyland was part of Whoop-Up Compound. Miss Pavan is being crowned by Stan Tiffen, Whoop-Up Days director. She was a runner-up in the regional Alberta Dairy Prin- cess 1970 contest held in Lethbridge. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pavan. Blood Indian Youths To Attend Music Camp Six youths from the Blood councilor, said about 200 boys Indian Reserve will attend a special music camp in Red Deer Aug. 13-27. Ryan, Alvin, and Pierre Manychiefs, Goldies Manyfin- gers, Thomas Russel and Rufus Good Striker Jr. will at- tend the camp to improve their musical talents under the guid- ance of music teacher D. Lee from Calgary. Ray Manychiefs, Blood Band and girls from southern Al- berta are expected to attend the camp, open to both native and non-native children. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dtnlal Mxhank Metropolitan Sldg. M8-4WJ Royalite Car-a-Week WINNER NO. 1 AND 2 Richard Hoskins 1904 28th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta Mr. J. Wright 7686 Prince Edward, Vancouver, B.C. We're giving away a zippy Toyota Corolla every week! So pick up your entry form from your nearest participating Royalite service station. (Use your Royalite credit card and we'll enter you automatically.) 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