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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thunday, Juno 1, 1972 Palliser Wheat Growers approve grain car purchase L L By R1C .SWHIART Herald Sfaff Writer The federal government !s getting .bouquets Instead of bites from Canada's wheat watch" dog, Palliser Wheat Growers Association, following announcement of the purchase of special rail cars for grain shipment. Announcement was made by Minister Trudeau Friday and came ia response to ttie outcry from many sectors to move more to export position. Walter Nelson, president of Palliser, expressed "gratifica- tion" at the announcement while the Alberta Wheat Pool simply welcomed the provision of the .hopper-type cars. The new cars wilt all be hopper bottom grain cars which' toth load and unload faster than the traditional box- car. The association said the pur- chase recognizes a weakness in Canada's grain transportation system and promises to allevi- ate a chronic problem. Mr. Nelson said the purchase was ah indication that Otto Lang, minister In charge of the Canadian wheat board, and are responding to farmers' de- mands to sell more wheat. He said the purchase adds to the Inland terminal concept for grain .handling whereby grain Time Air appeals decision Time Airways has mailed its appeal to federal Transpor Minister Don Jamieson agains the Canadian Transport Com mission's decision to award th Grande Prairie route to Thun derbird Airways of Princi George, B.C. instead of Timi Airways of Lethbridge. Richard Barton, Time's vice- president, said the appeal wa mailed in Lelhbrldge Monday No reply is expected for som time. vill be moved to export posi- tion clean and ready for movement. 'This concept Is the key- tone that will put Canada ack into business as a serious ontender for world grain mar- tSi" he said. "With a commit- nent there is an indication h'at we are going for market xpansion rather than produc- tion control." The association said many hfcgs, including the working elationship of the railways, charges for using the cars, pos- sible purchase or lease of rail- ways, upkeep of cars and iden- tification of grain cars remain to be discussed. Mr. Nelson echoed Uiis state- ment but added that a central- ized, inland grain handling system, supported by satellite gathering elevators appears to be the answer. "Together with the present use of inland terminals the federal government's purchase of hopper car is the only im- portant change we've had in our grain handling system in half a said Mr. Nelson. is in ''confused EDMONTON Education is n a confused muddle because are trying to establish objectives and priorities with- out really knowing where they IVo doctors concentrate on Indians "I am not aware of any physician resident on an Indian reserve providing service only to said Dr. Robert F. Clark, executive director of the Alberta Medical Associa- tion in a recent letter to The Herald. According to 1968 figures, there was a physician for every 817 of the population in Alber- ta. Accordingly, Hie natives on the Blood Reserve (population end of March this year are entitled to five doctors anc the Peigan Reserve (pop. two doctors. "The greater part of medl cal services provided to In dians on reserves are provided by physicians practicing proximity to Dr. Clark added. are headed, Lowell Williams, executive director of the Alver- :a School Trustees' Association :old 400 delegates attending a national convention here. "Students, parents, teachers and administrators all have one thing in common when it comes to he said :o the annual meeting of the Canadian School Trustees' As- sociation. 'None of them knows exact- ly where education is going." Mr. Williams said one of the problems facing educators is that since they are uncertain about where education is go- ing, it is Impossible to defend what they are doing to the growing number of critics. "We need a clearly defined of objectives for the class- room so that both1 teachers and students will know what is expected of he siad. Tom Weidenhamer, execu- tive officer of the ASTA, said the objectives of education be- ing followed now were devel- oped years ago and these values win continue to domi- nate education in the future "unless a miracle happens overnight." He said before anything else is done, a definition must be found that describes what an educated person is. PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT-WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd AVE. S. A. E. CROSS STUDIO 328-0111 _ PHONES 328-0221 iBHiiaiaaatsrnia -aisiisui ifiiiiiMSf r. iQiiBiiiia i aia laaa :s; fj V a CIRCUS TONIGHT Showing some visitors 1o the circus around his domain is wild animal trainer Roger Smith of Thousand Oaks, California. Visitors ore tinda Maynes and Brent Weiers. The Hubert Castle International Circus is sponsored in its two-day appearance in Leth- bridgs by the Lelhbridge Shriner's Club, tast perform- ances are and B p.m. loday. Kerber Photo 68 Indians graduate from program By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer Rejuvinatcd pride and deter- mination to improve the eco- nomic and social position of na- tive people highlighted a cer- emony at St. Paul's hostel on the Blood reserve Wednesday. Sixty eight adults, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-60s, were recipients of adult eve- ning education program certifi- cates, Howard Beebe, a Blood band councillor and University of Lethhridge senate member, ci- ted in an emotion-charged speech the importance of the success of the evening Blood adult education program in get- ting a better educational deal from Ottawa. Education does not auto- matically mean a job, but it does represent an improved standard of living, he said. Better education, as gained from evening classes, however, will give Indians better job op- portunities or the tools to work for themselves. Native adults lacking educa- tion should not "be ashamed" to return to school at night "in order to Mr. Beebe said. "The biggest setback" evi- dent towards quick develop- ment is the "uneducated par- ent who can't help his chil- dren." He said non-native people are riding an economic tide be- cause they are education cpn- cious and recognize its benefits. Mr. Beebe lauded the Indian affairs department for finally recognizing the importance of on-reserve education for native people. This has resulted in the re- versal of a past trend to trans- fer educational facilities off the reserve. "They saw the need" and arc now spending considerable money in improving the re- serve educational system. U of L summer sessions start July 3 and July 26 The Lethbridge Community ollege is contracted to Uie In- ,Sti affairs department to hire ie adult program faculty, pro- ide the necessary materials nd assist in the program's co- rdi nation. The adults honored received erlificatcs in basic literacy, pper elemeiiary education, unior high school math and cience, and English and social tudies, high school Math IS nd E n g I i s h 10 (for diploma sewing, cooking and yping (also for credit il want- By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer The deadline for registrations in the second of three summer sessions at the University of Lethbridge is just over two weeks away. The deadline for applications is June 16 and classes will be held from July 3 to July 25. The third summer session will run from July 26 to August J8. Registration deadline for the third session is July 7. The first session, which be- gan May 8, concludes June 9. SIMMONS "The Greatest Nome in Sleep" TRUCKLOAD SALE BOX SPRINGS MATTRESSES at Tomorrow's Furniture Ltd. THURSDAY, FRIDAY SATURDAY, JUNE 1-2-3 "We have just received a truckload of 100 Simmons quality box springs and mattresses. For this Thursday, Friday and Sat- urday only we are clearing them out at fantastic savings to You." SIZE 60" x 80" Box spring and maltress with specifications simitar la models wilh a luggcsled list price of 219.93. DOUBLE SIZE 54" x 71" Box spring and ma ft ran with specifications similar to models with a suggested list1 price of 175.95. SINGLE SIZE -39" x 72" Box spring and maHreu with specifications similar to mode It with a suggcsHd lUf price c( YOUR CHOICE BOX SPRING end MATTRESS 1254 3rd Ave. South Phone 328-4133 'OPEN Till 9 P.M. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY" A wide variety of courses in he'faculties of arts and science and education are being offered o summer students. Arts and science courses In- clude; anthropology, art, bio- ogical sciences, chemistry, dramatic arts, economics, eng- lish, geography, history, math' ematical sciences, modern lan- guages, music, philosophy, (hysical education, physics, xilictk-al science, psychology md sociology. Eleven education courses will offered in the second session and nine courses will be avail- able in the third session. Tuition fee for each course is tes. University plans conference Educators from two provm ces and eight stales will attend the Pacific Northweslcrn Con ference on Higher Education a the University of June 14 to 16. Representatives from univer silics and colleges in Alberta British Columbia, Alaska, Ari zona, Idaho, JVfontana, Nevada Oregon, Utah and Washinto will participaie in the three- day conference. Dr. Max Wyman, president o the University of Alberta an Patrick Mahoney (Lib-Calgar who was appointe minister of state in the Tru deati cabinet shuffle in Jam ary, are among the list of fea lured speakers who will tak part in the conference. The theme of the conference is Survival and Challenge. Teacher talks on again The stalled contract negotla- t i o n s between the Alberta Teacher's Association and tha Southern Alberta School Au- thorities Association got rolling again this morning under tha direction of a conciliation offi- cer. The talks broke off last Fri- day after four days of meet- ings in Lethbridge, with both sides citing differences on mon- ey mailers as the main issue. Meetings with the conciliation officer, Ncal Graham of the board of Industrial relations in Calgary, are expected to con- clude Friday night. Unless an agreement can be reached soon, there is a danger that the current agreement will expire before a new contract is signed. The present contract expires Aug. 31. Negotiations will be impossible during the summer because all teachers will not be available to vote on any pro- posals. So, both sides are pull- ing out all the slops in an ef- fort to reacli a settlement be- fore the end of June. Bill Casanova of Calgary is heading the ATA negotiating team while Ray Clark of Bur- dette represents the trustees. SASAA represents all 18 school boards south of Vulcan and Brooks, with the exception of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. About teachers and 000 students are affected by the contract talks. The negotiations are being h e 1 d at the Park Plaza Motor Floods could still come Despite the high river flows >f the past two weeks, the flood hazard in southwestern Alberta s still acute, according to Andy Russell, naturalist and ranch- er in the Waterton district. "A ivarni rain, and we're In real Mr. Russell said Wednesday. "The mountains are still jam-packed with snow, the rivers and lakes and reser- voirs are full, and an additional leavy run-off means floods." It's just as bad on the other side of the Divide, he loU Tho Herald. The Waterton Lakes can hold very little more water, Mr. Russell said, and the river is at the top of its banks. He discounted the value ol upstream irrigation reservoirs as protection against floods such as those which may now be pending. They can take the edge off sharp and sudden off- season precipitation, but their capacity, even if drawn down at the start of the run-off, is just a drop in the bucket com- pared to the volumes of water now hanging on the mountain- sides. But with "just right" weath- er for the next two weeks, the crisis could well pass with no serious damage, Mr. Russell said. Bus routes to change June 5 The transit department will change the routes for Number 2, 4 and 4a buses beginning June 5. Route 2 will run as usual down Cth Ave. S. to Mayor Magrath Drive, then will change following a route south on Mayor Magrath Drive to Parkside Drive, east on Park- side Drive to 28th St., north on 28th St. to 6Ui Ave. where the present run will resume. The change will provide a more direct route to the Nlkka Yuko Centennial Garden and tho Henderson Park facilities. Route 4 will vary from ths present run when it reaches 6th St. N. at 8th Ave. From that point, the bus will run nortb on 6th St. to Stafford Ave., east on Stafford Ave. and St, Edward Blvd. to 18lh Ave., to 13tli St. N. and continuing on its present route. Route 4a wQl run as usual to 13th St. and 13th Ave. N. where it wili turn west on I3th Ave. to Stafford Drive then re- sume the normal route. The la bus will begin run- ning 40 minutes earlier June t at 7 a.m. Route maps are available at city hall or from a bus driver. The changes will be in effect ur.til Sept. 4. City seeks co-ordinator The city has begun advertis- ing to fill the position if pro- ject co-ordinator, primarily for West Lethbridge development. Applications are being ac- cepted at city hall from persons qualified to co-ordinate the servicing, promotion and mar- keting of new subdivisions. The successful applicant will be required to have broad ex- perience in land management, development, construction and business administration. The salary will be per year. The final decision on hiring the project co-ordinalor is up to city council. Deadline for applications Is June 27. Legislature tid bits The Herald Legislature Bureau note of this Educational field trip planned An educational field trip for eachers who are members of the Southwest Regional -Social Studies Council will be held June 3. The one-day trip will involve an excursion into the Crows- nest Pass to acquaint teachers with some of the techniques that can be used to "look at the "environment" and to ex- amine some of the aspects of urbanization in the area. Cabinet orders week: PUBLIC A transfer of fluids for pollu- tion monitoring stations at How Hiver and Oldman River. Authorization for payment of to Ernie Lawrence, Bel- leviic Blairmore Motor Products Ltd. for damages to a p a r k e d vehicle by a govern- ment front end loader. A guarantee for the Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society to borrow for a community hall. A guarantee for the Bow River Irrigation District to bor- row for financial obliga- tions. A guarantee for the Leth- bridge Northern Irrigation Dis- trict to borrow to cover loans to be made to users for the 1'iire of beet labor- ers for their farming opera- tions. DR. NORMAN A. HOVAN Will BE RELOCATING HIS MEDICAL PRACTICE TO THE FAMILY MEDICAL and DENTAL BLDG. 2931 20th Ave. S.fNorlh of Woolco) STARTING JULY 1, 1972 Phone 328-3011 during June for emergency calls ;