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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wodneiday, Juno 7, 1972----- South MLAs cool on special aid to troubled University of Lethbridge OLGA PRESS DEBBIE THIESSEN CINDY FROUWS GAIL BLANCHARD Miss Bar of Gold 1972 to be chosen on Saturday We already know who Miss Lethbridge and District Exhibi- Tcenage Canada is, and who tion Board, It will be done on the Chinook Carnival Queen is the same basis as the Miss and on Saturday we will know Canada Pageant. who will be Jaycee Miss Bar contest will be held at of Gold 1972. the Exhibition Pavilion June 10 Six girls will be taking part at 8 p.m. The five runners-up be Mmed Mhibffion host. m the contest, four from Lelh- bridge and two from the Leth- bridge district. esses Mld m11 at the Faur- The judging will be by the grounds during Whoop-Up Days Lethbridge Jaycees and t h e July 17 to 22. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff -Writer The University of Lethbridge is "a little orphan that mil have to put her hair up in urls and tie it with a pretty according to a south- :rn Alberta member of the pro- legislature. Charlie Drain (SC-Pincher >reek-Crowsnest) make the re- mark in a sample of opinion in vhlch southern Alberta MLAs vere divided whether a decline n sludent enrolment and resul- ant U of I. budget cuts consti- ute a "crisis." The unanimous opinion of LINDA .SMITH BRYNN MALNBERG By RON CAI.DWELI, Herald Staff Writer Three schools took a sizeable bite from, the Lelhbridge public school board's program devel- opment fund pie Wednesday night, almost before the recent- ly established fund had a chance to cool. The fund was estab- lished about a month ago to as- sist schools in financing worth- while projects. The board dished out to help finance projects at Win- ston Churchill High School, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Allan Watson Elementary School. That leaves in the fund, since had al- jethbiudae ready been allocated for pro- jects approved earlier. The Winston Churchill pro- ject involves a "management by objectives" program which will be spread over a four-year period. Its general aim is to imple- ment a system of administra- tion wliich will be accountable, and will allow those involved to move freely within its struc- ture. The LCf project involves an audio-visual approach to teach- ing social studies, rather than the present heavy reliance on textbook reading. Sixteen students will be in- volved in the first project which is scheduled to be com- pleted in December. It will be MLAs was that with less than the U of L, students compared with 10 and 20 times thai number at universities al Calgary and Edmonton, will have to somehow dress up lo compete with her big sisters. John Anderson (SC Leth- bridge East) said he thought when the university orxmed in 1067, the project was a "liflle premature" for a city this size, but "now that we've got it, there's no way we're going to let it go." Lcightpn Buckwell (SC-Mac- leod) said "if we're not care- ful, it's going to fold.'' He suggested Ihe staff at the institution must hustle to re- cruit students and create pro- grams not offered at the other two universities in Alberta. Mr. Drain said he plans to Pumping station tenders to close Tenders close Friday for ren- ovations to the 4th Ave. S. and Mayor JIagrath Drive pumping station, part a million ex- pansion to the city water works system. The addition of two new pumps and overhaul of the bring problems s( the univer- sity to the attention of Advanc- ed Education Minister Jim Fos- ter while in Edmonton Ihis month. Dick Gruemvold (SC-Leth bridge former president of the Albert a School Trustees Association and theoretically (he most knowledgable on edu- cation matters, said the term "crisis" lo define the uni- versity's situation is to over- stale the case. Ted Hinman (SC-Cardston) and Doug Miller (SC-Taber- Warner) were not Immediately available for comment. A Herald survey in May found that only 20 per cent of matriculating high school stu- dents in southern Alberta plan- ned lo attend the U of L. Students planning to attend 'he university here favored its size, its proximity to :ieir home, and what they '.bought were easier entrance I'equirmeuls. Criticism centred on an at- leged failure by the university I to publicize its virtures and at- tractions to graduating high FURRIER FUR COAT STORAGE TIME THE LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS PHONE 327-2209 Conductor Lucien Needham says he has found the lack of skilled teachers in various mu- sical fields to be the major dif- ficulty of the future. In his report to the annual meeting of the Lethbridge Sym- phony Association he said many young instrumentalists "are deprived of instruction be- cause of the expense involved in weekly trips to relatively distant cities for lessons." Mr. Needham said many res- idents who enquired about mu- sical instruction for their chil- dren had located elsewhere when they discovered that les- sons in their child's area of 3 DAY SPECIALS! 1000 PAIR JEANS and SLACKS BELL BOTTOMS ond FLARES IN Plaint and Levis Denims Cream, While, Red Gaslight jeans Cords in Brown and Salmon Reg. 9.95 lo 12.95 n Qr C Q Now as low ai to THE LARGEST SELECTION OF WESTERN IN SOUTHERN ALflERTA. USE YOUR WESTERN WESR 30B 5th Sleret S. WE TAKE GRAIN IN TRADE Phone 328-4726 special 1UU1 alullg Wllll installation of a new 20 inch water line down Mayor Ma- w grath Drive, is expected to double the water pressure dur- s innovative peak periods east of Mayor Magrath Drive. A spokesman for the engi- department said the now in that area gets repeated with a different to finance low as 30 pounds per square j in the spring semester to the old section of but will increase to be- tween 60 and 70 pounds per The mon ey earm arked but has continually inch with the improve- Allan Watson will help a special reading project is felt a study by an engineers have ed at improving the consultant will a separate pres- skills of elementary to the board's zone for the area east of through the use of a improvements are Magrath Drive. the establish the zone re- Students in Grades 4, 5 board continued to be replacement of the exist- n 6 will participate in the spending mood when it gram over a three-year period. In other business, the board approved expenditure of a proposal from Hamilton Junior High School that a greens area be ra for a consultant to the p exactly how serious some project will cost the required renovations the board agreed to at the Lethbridge wliile the school will Institute. The board has been the remaining costs. Students at the school are lp for some time to get involved in the city support for the s Chest was called by a "concerned private j MUSIC at a town hall meet- ing of city council. Terry Bland said he Is dis- a by increasing health c phony's in the province. "The costs of health care have ex- i ceeded the cost of education." he said. of the problem Is the g study was not said Mr. Needham, of out-patient facilities, in- t He also recommended the chamber of commerce auxiliary hospital vitah'zation of carricular interest in choral singing and sight-singing, without which city's official development agencies seem to be and nursing homes, he j said. It Is far less expensive r to care for recovering patients c symphony chorus and all the fact that artistic either the auxiliary hospital in the area have no quality can attract nursing home than in a reg- 1 lie said that those hospital bed, he added. for productions by music division of the Bland also stressed the groups were disappointed depart m e n t of to thf? community tie poor attendance by and recreation home-care programs and to subsidize the organizations, which 1 Mr. Needhara said that for three out-of-town be financed through such i uations in oboe, violin and next as the C o m m unity sections of the orchestra is work of the less than satisfactory, and is now of a without children must increase in professional standard that it is toward education, he said, t cians might be necessary found to constitute an should also pay in the 1 magnet for the way for community ser- Membership stands Mr. Needham. "It is Whether or not some at worthy of substantial use the community ser- "The school boards for this reason, if for they must be paid for, made a great contribution said. Five-year sentence The trial of two men cuts on the head, a and conscious at the with the robbery with skull and a fractured of a dirt road in the Mc- of Ed Sherring on a several minor injuries area about a mile east of road in the Lethbridge rest of his body. Sherring remained in Field early on the morning of March 17 and was March 17 ended with a for 11 days after the to hospital by the fire- year penitentiary term for was found ambulance. and an ecquitial for the other. The 4V4-hour trial ing 16 inch water main run-! schocl. students, and a lack of ning under Mayor Magrath' Drive with a combination 18 and 20 inch line. Construction will start in late July. The h'nc mil run from the water tower on 2nd Ave. N. down Mayor Magrath Drive to 20th Ave. S. Renovations to the pumping station, to cost about Till begin Ihis month. Appeal has director new The Herald asked MLAs in the area supporting the univer- sity what they felt should be done. Mr. Anderson said "declining enrolment is a problem light across the province. We'll have to give this some thought, but I'm all behind Ihe university." Mr. Buckwell said declining enrolment and budget are "matters of concern." The univeristy should be at- tracting a larger percentage of local students than it is, he suggested. "As MLAs, we voted to get the money to get the uni- versity started, but now it's up to them. The staff has got to i carry the brunt of the load of selling the students." Like It or not, he said, uni- versities in Alberta are faced with competition among them- solves for students and must provide something extra quality or programs not offered elsewhere to atlract enrol- ment. Mr. Drain said there should be some "channeling" of stu- dents into the University of Lethbridge, "allhough I know in our democratic system, that's not very popular." In the short term, Mr. Drain said he'd favor special finan- cial aid lo U of L, but over long term, the university must be able to compete with the Un- iversity of Calgary and the Un- iversity of Alberta without spe- cial help, he said. To overcome disadvantages of small size, the campus should investigate means to of- ler something extra in sludent social and cultural facilities, said the Pincher Creek MLA. "Maybe a belter package in terms of fees could be one area lo explore." Mr. Gruenwald, however, felt the current budget squeeze and its effects on staff, students and programs is simply a tempor- ary difficulty that will be over- come when enrolment de- creases level off "in a year or so" and begin climbing again. "Young people like lo get away from home, that's a fact of human noture you've got to he said. "So students will leave Lethbridge for Cal- gary and Edmonton. It's no re- flection on the university at all." The "fanlastic" increase In students each year over past decade has come to a halt, he said. "The bubble has burst, but in Ihe long run, the univer- sity has to prove its worth." Mr. Gruenwald said he would not support special financial aid lo the U of L, "unless they could make a case that were really a disaster." The Community Chest board of directors confirmed Tuesday night the appointment of a new executive director to succeed Jim Smith, who will retire after working with the new di- rector In the next United Ap- peal campaign. The name of the new director is withheld, pending his con- 'irmalion that he will accept the appointment on terms ap- proved by the board. The board meeting also in- stalled Bob Lang, 1S13 17th Ave. S., as its new president, Joe Csaki as vice president and campaign chairman, Dar- win Lynn as budget chairman, and Steve Dubetz as publicity chairman. Directors are Dwiglit Jensen, Doran Johnson and Mrs. Bill Hay. Board members said with appointment of the new execu- tive director, they hoped new Ideas will be brought into mak- ing the next United Appeal a more exciting and successful campaign. The United Appeal has failed to reach its objective for the past four years. The last cam- paign was the worst: short of the objective. Some of the 16 agency mem- bers of tlic Community Chest, including the Canadian Mental Health Association and St. John's ambulance, have indi- cated that they will leave Vr.e Appeal if its next campaign fails. Another meeting of the board has been scheduled for June 1C, at which the budget proposals from the member agencies %vill be examined. All but two of the agencies have submitted their proposals. Discomfort reigns at comfort station ended when Mr. Justice W. H Riley of the Supreme Court of Alberta found Derik Robert Neiman, 26, of Lethbridge guil. ty as charged. "I think the beating and rob- bery were a planned attempt to steal by violence, which I abhor, from Mr. Sherring t doubt very, very much you can be helped. I think you are of a criminal Judge liiley told Neiman as he passed sentence. "Your actions were not a lapse of your personality, you have a record of violent crimes. "If the prison authorities can help you, then so be it, but I don't think we he said. Judge Riley acquitted Wil- liam McMahon, of Lethbridge, also charged in the robbery with "great reluctance." As a result of the robbery and beating, Sherring, of 1023 12th St. S., suffered several CITY Discomfort reigns RM The comfort station at Gait Gardens provided city council with some humorous relief. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff moved Ihe city manager be in- structed to have the comfort station removed. "If you can't keep it clean, tear it he said. The resolution was submitted to stir a pithy debate among council members and it did. "It bothers me the tourists and shoppers won't use the fac- ility because it is so Aid. Chick Chichester said. He suggested an attendant be put in charge of the station six hah" days a week during Ibc summer months. No action was taken on that proposal. Bert Hargrave will seek federal PC nod in 'Hat Beit Hargrave, 55, a Medi- Hat area rancher, is expected to announce Thursday his in- tention to contest for the Pro- gressive Conservatives the seat currently held by Federal Agri- culture Minister Bud Olson. Mr, Olson (Lib-Medicine Hat) is one of the four Liberals in Alberta who the Tories hope to eliminate when a federal elec- tion is called this year or next. Mr. Hargrave, younger broth- er of Alberta marketing com- missioner Harry Hargrave, has never held political office, ile runs a Hereford cattle ranch north of Walsh, started by his grandfather in 1886. Rumor has been circulating for months that Mr. Hargrave would contest the seal. The Medicine Hat Conservalive as- sociation is not expected lo call a formal nomination meeting until Prime Minister Trudeau announces an election date. Local youth asks Andy A Lethbridge youth, Dale Ptycia, age 13, of 419 12th St. I) N. has been awarded a 20- voiume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia for the question he sent in to the Ask Andy Column in today's Herald. Dale's question for Andy was: What U a tea wasp? Student job market Rod co-ordinator of [he student office of the Canada Manpower Centre, said Ibis morning there is a great de- mand for "lots and lots" of beet laborres. He said since migrant work- ers from Saskatchewan have not yet arrived, anyone inter- ested in hoeing beets could easily have a job. Taxi drivers, out-of-town pro- duction line workers, out-of- town laborers, a part time mailman, salesmen, a truck driver, waitresses, a secretary, babysitters, and a clerk are also needed. The student office is located at 323 7lh St. S. or telephone 328-8164. Residents donate their eyes About 25 Leihbridge resi- dents have donated their eyes for transplant at the time of their death, Verda Ross, presi- dent of the Lelhbridge branch of the Canadian National In stitute for the Blind says. The Eye Bank of Canada has enabled more lhan Cana- dians see again by transplant- ing eyes from donors. The actual donalion of eyes by a Lethbridgile has not oc- Ald. Bill Kergan said the res- olution must have been sub- milted as a joke. "You can't close down the comfort sta- tion. The police would be kept too busy making arrests for in- decent exposure in the park." he protested. "It is a very handy institution to he added. What prompted the discus- sion was a report from city community services director Bob Barllett Uiat nolliing could be done to improve the facility with out spending additional funds. The building is cleaned once a day by a private contractor and is checked twice a week by city staff after clean-ups. Mr. Bartlett noted the build- ing has been found satisfactor- ily clean after the clean-ups, but laler in the day "q u it e messy." The resolution was referred to the city ma_nager to back with a positive recommen- dation on improvement of facility. Power plant employees in conciliation cured to 1 donors are date, became all still alive, Mrs. The International Union of Operating Engineers, responsi- ble for Uie Ir.eal power plant and the city will go to concilia- tion in an atlei.i..t lo seme J dispute over wages. The I.ethbi'idge branch of Kcss says. i 055 of H'o jr Persons who wish lo donate members, is the only union rcp- their eyes should ask for an resenling city employees whicli Eye Bank Pledge Card from 1 has no contract with the city. Mrs. Ross at 505 26lh St. S. or The last contract expired April phone her at 327-4274. SO. Estimated value of livestock in 1971 at the Lethbridge Pub- lic Stockyards and Lethbridge packing plants Ls an increase of million. This is the first time in the history of the livestock industry that the total value of livestock has exceeded the one hundred mil- lion dollar mark. PLEASE NOTE In Saturdoy'i paper, the cd for langenberg Optical (formerly Lethbridge Optical) had an incorrect address. This ad should read: 602 3rd Ave. S. ;