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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THS IETHBRIDGE NERAID Friday, Juns 1, 1973 New courts inject new life into tennis scene _ 1 ff By JOANNA MORGAN Herald Staff Writer The game of tennis is mak- ing a strong appearance now in the forecourt of Lethbridge sports. City retailers say their sales are brisk in racquets and tennis clothes. The sis new courts at the Henderson Lake recreational complex ad- ministered by the Lethbridge Tennis Club are suggested to be the catalyst for the cur- rent popularity. Four more courts are locat- ed at the Civic Centre under the supervision of the YMCA. Free lessons for 300 new members have been offered in the last four weeks by the Tennis Club at its new location. More spent on equipment HERB CURRAN shows form Tennis racquet sales are climbing in the city and the average player is willing to spend more this year on his equipment. But is the most that new players will invest in thsir first racquet, it seems. A survey of Lethbridge sport- ing goods stores found that the medium priced brands like Wilson, Slazenger and Spaldlng are the popular ones. The All Star Sports Shop claims then- Jellinek racquet to be a big seller. Last year they sold about 200 racquets in a price range of to This year sales are up by 20 per cent and more rac- quets in the range are being purchased. Hoyt's sporting goods sec- tion reported aluminum rac- quets a favorite, buc Ski Scene Sports said that wood racquets were selling better. It's possible to invest much more in your tennis equip- ment. Doug's Sports carries the Belgian Scnemold rac- quet for and the Gotschna Ski Haus has the American Head racquet for sale at Gotschna also offers a res- tringing service for old ten- nis racquets, and they sug- gest that this be done yearly to ensure maximum perform- ance. An inexpensive racquet can be restrung for a price that begins at S7.50 including lab- or and nvlon materials, but the upkeep for an expensive racquet with gut stringing may cost as much as Memberships are for seniors 18 years and over, for people 14-17, for jun- iors below 14 years. Club courts, to be run soon on a 24-hour schedule once the outdoor lighting is com- pleted, are open to non-mem- bers at a 30 cent per person charge. At the Civic Centre courts the charge for Y members and city residents alike is a 50 cents court charge from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost goes up to 50 cents per person after 6 p.m. until p.m. when the courts close. The Y offers a season pass to these courts at different rates: buys a family rate, a pass for seniors 19 years and over, for the 15-18 years group and for those under 14 years. Lessons are available through the YMCA in two- week courses. Young people 14 years and under can ob- tain 10 hours of instruction for and those between 15 and 18 years a similar course for Although white tennis clothes are preferred at the Lethbridge Tennis Club, the only mandatory requirement at either location is the use by players of soft-soled tennis shoes. Trustees' claims refuted by AMA The Alberta Medical Asso- ciatiou's executive director told The Herald Thursday he is disappointed in the Leth- bridge separate school board's rejection of the AMA's resolution calling for total family life education in Alberta schools. Dr. Bob Clark says he hopes the majority of Al- berta's school boards will give the resolution extensive consideration. "It shouldn't be discharged out of hand without first being reflected .upon. We hope the school baards will give the AMA's suggestions the same consideration that Tribal group 'not a union' By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The reluctance of native employees to join the Alberta Tribal Employees Association because they're afraid it's a union, is hindering its efforts to provide better working conditions for the native With the same enthusiasm they show in competition, young people representing the sports in the 1975 Canada Winter Games officially got the Sportsplex construction underway Thursday. The big earth mover behind them was to begin excavation work today, a day ahead of Sportsplex sod-turners schedule. The million arena is expected to be com- pleted in about 18 months. Officials including Mayor Andy Anderson, Sportsplex Development Committee chairman Vaughan Hembroff, Ian Howard of Sports Can- ada and Charles Virtue, president of the Lethbridge HARRY NEUFELD photo Southern Alberta Canada Winter Games Society spoke briefly at the sod-turning ceremony north of the Leth- bridge Community College. City to control weeds in lake Citv faces school bus squeeze The city has taken over the job of controlling weed growth in Henderson Laka using a chemical process de- veloped by Dr. J. R. Allan Of the Canada Agriculture Research Station of Leth- bridge. A pontoon-type boat has been acquired" by the city and is being modified to apply A chemical to on the lake. The application will likely be made this month. The chemicals will be used on approximately one-third of the lake each >ear so that areas to be treated this year may not be treated again for three years sines it is not the city's intention to kill all the weeds in the lake. Some weed cover is neces- sary, says the city park's de- partment, to provide breed- ing areas for fish food and maintain suitable conditions for fish. The chemicals control plant growth by contact with the growing parts and thus aren't applied until a consid- erable amount of growth has occurred. Application of the chemi- cals will mostly be done in the early morning while tjjere is little cr no wind and limit- ed restrictions will be put on like use for six to eight hours afterwards, strictly as e precaution. According to the parks de- partment, the control program will not by itself control free-floating algae which can grow and mature in a week. Wind and rain help to con- trol algae spread but chem- ical control will also be used from time to time if neces- sary. The chemical control pro- gram being used was devel- oped following extensive re- search by Dr. Allan after the city ran into a considerable aquatic plant -problem in Hen- derson Lake in 1967-63. Dr. Allan was doing re- search in the field and had developed a series of pro- jects, including one for Hen- derson Lake, to study the plants, the growing conditions producing excessive growths and to test control methods. The resulting program which evolved from repeat- ed tests has been approved by the provincial government. The prov i n cial govern- ment's recent announcement of increased support for school bus service could put a squeeze on the city transit system's school bus runs next fall unless more buses can he acquired. Under the new policy school boards are now eligi- ble for per capita provin- cial school bus grants for elementary students living only three-quarters cf a mile from, school. Previously tho limit was 1% miles. City transit and school board officials said Thursday they are still assessing the implications of the change but two things are im- mediately obvious: there will be more students than expected riding school buses next fail and more buses will be needed to carry them. Although the city eventual- ly recovers the cost of school buses it purchases through the 75 cents per mile charge to the school beards, the ini- tial capital outlay to acquire new buses since budget time has passed could be hard to come by. The area and schools to be most affected by the new rul- ing will be some public schools on the north side. About 100 more students than were carried this year are expected to be climbing onto school buses in the Lakeview area of southeast Lethbridge next fall, but this had been anticipated and extra service planned. And officials of the sep- arate school system say they've been carrying a good many students within the three quarters to mile racge already where there's been room on buses, so the change won't have that great an effect on them. Public schools affected on the north side, where busing occurs already but where the new three quarters of a mile limit will increase loads, include Senator Buchanan at 7th Ave. and llth St. N., Galbraith at 8th Ave. and 18th St. N. West- minster at 5th Ave. and 18th St. N. and George McKiUop at 5th Ave. and 21st St. N. Busing to the latter two was already in the works to elimi- nate overcrowding at Gal- braith. The transit system now has 14 buses on school runs, carrying about students per day counting trips to and from school and in some cases noon hour trips. The separate and public systems separated their school bus routes and shifted their opening and closing times three or four years ago, so some of the same buses could serve both sys- tems. Student jobs available Student Manpower has job openings for restaurant and cocktail waitresses, domestic farm helpers, short order cooks, babysitters, janitors, pipeline laborers, organists, secretaries, waiters, experi- enced sales clerks, ware- house workers, salesm e n, meat cutters. experienced painters, and ranch and farm, laborers. Interested students can call Student Manpower at 327- 2111 or apply at the office at 424 7th St. S. until p.m. today, and Monday from a.m. until worker, says the association's former president. Louis Soop says the asso- ciation is not a union and doesn't intend to lead employ- ees out on strike, but it does work with the band councils to develop better employer- employee relationships. "If a member feels he has been treated unjustly by an employer, the association will meet "with the band council to work out a he said. The association evolved from the expressed concern of managers that band em- ployees had little or no secur- ity in their jobs. Prior to the employees as- sociation being formed the administrative stalls jcbs were in jeopardy fcl'iAving even7 band council election. Mr. Soop claimed. Some of the new council members were intent on plac- ing their relatives or friends into the administration posi- tions and would oast the pres- ent staff to make room for them, he added Mr. Soop says band man- agers were also concerned that in many cases staff on the reserves were being hired on the basis of their relationship with members of the band council rather than their ability to perform their jobs. The main objective of the aEsociation is to attract bet- ter qualified employees to work for the band council, and to provide benefits to the employees that are provided for workers in non-native areas. The association has set up a committee to work closely with the department of In- dian affairs in the identifica- tion of training needs, em- ployee course content and re- source personnel for the course. A group life insurance plan is also being offered to mem- bers by the association. In the past the only life insurance the Indian had was the insurance within the fam- ily that "someone would take care of my he said. Mr. Soop believes the insur- ance plan is the first in Can- ada to be offered to native employees. The association hopes to change the union fears of the employees and band council members by publicizing the objectives of the association and by establishing better comiriunication with the band council. It will make a proposal to the band council this week asking for funds to provide for a" full-time association executive staff member to familiarize natives with its ob- jectives. The association hopes to gradually develop into a na- tioral organization. Mrf Soop xvas replaced as president of the Alberta Tri- bal Association by Richard Mills at the organization's an- nual meeting this month. we hope patients 'givt to their doctor's medical ad- he added. The separate school board Wednesday c h a r g ed the AMA with promoting sexual promiscuity and boosting the rate of venereal disease through its policy on family life education. Dr. Clark said attitudes of youth toward sex are chang- ing and society must recog- nize this and take on the responsibility of dealing ef- fectively with it. It is a new situation and the medical association feels considerable effort and re- sources must be directed to the 12 to 24 age group to re- duce unwanted pregnancy end therapeutic abortions. "As scisntists we see a large number of unwanted pregnancies and therapeutic abortions in our records and it is the opinion of the AMA that we must take steps to deal with the problem scien- he said. He says the greatest tin- wanted pregnancy risk group is girls in their late snd early twenties and says if these girls received family life education and contracep- t ve counselling, many of the pregnancies could be pre- vented. "Good effective counsel- ling in the schoo's could also ouite effectively reduce ve- i.eieal substantial- ly." he added. Children in the 12 to 14 age group have a tremendous about sex and it shouldn't" be necessary for them to pick up their ssx education in the washrooms, he said. Time denied north route The Canadian Transport Commission Thursday denied Time Airways Ltd. of Lsih- bridge temporary permission to operate a passenger ser- vice 10 Grande Prairie. Time applied for the tem- porary route while the CTC considers another application. for a permanent schedule in- to Grande Prairie. International Jet Sea-vice of Calgary was granted tempor- ary permission for the same route. Richard Barton, president of the airline, said all the company can do now is wait for the CTC's decision on the application for a perman- ent route. Time was turned down on a similar application last jear when Thunderbird Air- lines of Prince George. B.C. was successful, in its bid. Thunderbird has since pull- ed out because it was appar- ently an uneconomical route for the company. Comity ATA executive set Executive officers have been named for Local 21 of the Alberta Teachers' Asso- ciation, which includes the County of Lethbridge. Past presider.t is Bill Ma- grath of Coaldale. President for the new term is Flora Am- brose of Picture Butte and vice-president is Bob Thorn- ton cf McNally. They will be assisted by Tom Sterenberg, Coaltourst, secretary; and Earl Gibbons, Picture Butte, treasurer. Many Southern Alberta students among graduates at U of A _ _ _ J Ton Yin TPnTUflV i A large number of South- ern Alhcrtans will receive degrees at the spring con- vocation of the University of Alberta today. Receiving bachelor of edu- cation degrees are Corrinne Yoko Tsujiura, Coaldale; Ka- ren Alice Sherman, Noble- ford; Leslie Margaret Brown, Blairmore; and a bachelor of education degree in indus- trial arts will be received by Charles Joseph Harris, Leth- bridge. Doctor of medicine degrees will be given to Dale Norman Lintott, Brooks; Peter Fred- erick Russell, Blairmore: Ja- net Leslie Rutt, Coaldale; and bachelor of medical sci- ence degrees will he re- ceived by Alfons Lucian Krol, Lethbridge, and Rodney Yo- shio Tatebe of Lethbridge. Receiving bachelor of sci- ence degree in pharmacy are Robert Gregory Geld- reich, Bow Island; Barry Rae Goughnour, Lethbridge; Helen Merran Leeds, Clares- holm; Penny Lynne Malacko and James Arthur McDowell, Lethbridge'. Bachelor of science degrees In medical laboratory science will be conferred on Julia Elizabeth Anne Perkovic, Picture Butte; and Linda Elizabeth Row, Barons. A diploma in physical ther- apy will be received by De- nise Marie Aiello, Blairmore. Bachelor of science deeres with honors will go to Karl Hugo Johan Hummel, Cole- man; Carol Joan Lane, Leth- bridge; Bruce John Nattrass. Manyberries; and bachelor of science degrees with a spe- cialization to Vivian Kadona- ga, Blairmore: and Christo- pher John Ondrus, Coleman. Receiving bachelor of sci- ence degrees are Conway Nelson Brewerton, with dis- tinction, Magrath; John Kyles Seymoure Gray, Lethbridge: David Allen Keeler, Ray- mond; Sophia Man, Blair- more; Donald Garth Quinton. Cardston; Kenneth Mark S c h o w, Cardston; Robert. Harvey Wolff, Cardston; and Philip Dee Woolf, with dis- tinction, Waterton Park. Bachelorof science degrees in agriculture will be presented to Douglas Wavnp Amundsen, with distinction, Claresholm; Joseph Bulman, Claresholm; James Roy Gowans, Lethbridge; George Mareiius Hansen. with dis- tinction, Brooks; David Christopher Loree, Clares- holm; Kenneth John Perl, Ta- ber: Hajime Harry Sugimoto, Lethbridge; and Wayne Redd T o r r i e, with dinstinction, Grassy Lake. Receiving bachelor of sci- ence degrees in civil engi- neering are Douglas Sheridan Clark, Lethbridge; and Rob- ert William Masters, Brooks: and bachelor of science degrees in electrical engi- neering will be given to Don- ald Hlibka, Fort Macleod; and William Francis Michel Jacobsen, Lethbridge. Bachelor of science degrees in mechanical engineering will be received by Warren Randall Jones, Wrentham; and Robert Kazuhisa Naka- mura, with distinction, Leth- bridge. A bachelor of science degree in chemical engineer- ing will be received by Ron- ald Gerry Holcek, Picture Butte. A special certificate (spe- cialization) from the faculty of science will be given to David Clyde Ellis, Brooks. A bachelor of library science degree will be received by Joy Maureen Pritchard, Le'thbridgc. Bachelor of science degrees in nursing will be conferred on Susan Lynne Hattori, Ta- ber; and Donna Keiko Ka- donaga. Magrath Elizabeth Marianne Zalys, Lethbridge, will receive a bachelor of arts degree with honors. Bachelor of arts degrees will be presented to Brock Ian Davis, Vulcan; William Charles Douglas, Vauxhall: Alvin Arthur Esau, with distinction, Coaldale; Terrence Dale Gietz, Pineher Creek; Sandra Beth Goble, Waterton Park: and BetLy April Jeffers, Milk River. Also receiving bachelor of arts degrees are Peter Keeb- ler, Picture Butte; Thomas Mark Matkin, Cardston; Ber- nard Barker Norton, Ma- grath; Collette Alyce Oseen, Turin; Randell Leon Thies- sen, Coutts; and Mary Mar- garet Zorko, Taber. Bachelor of laws degrees will be received by Allan Stuart Kay. Brooks; Sydney Allan Klinger, Lethbridge; and Janna Medway, Brooks. Receiving bachelor of com- merce degrees are Thomas Smith. Douglas Ed- ward Scady, Ronald David Unrau, all of Lethbridge; and Harold Morgan Kingston, Fort Macleod. Lillie Marcella Blais, Leth- bridge, will receive a bache- lor of arts degree in recre- ation administration. A masters degree in health services administration will be given to Sister Rosemary Rogers, St. Francis Xavier, Lethbridge. A doctor of philosophy degree will be received by Marvin Ernest MacLean, Lethbridge. Maria Assunta Buttazzoni, Lethbridge, will receive a master of arts degree. ;