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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta i2 _ THE lETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, Juno 12, 1970 New Role Asked Tlio Lethbridgo and Calgary recommi mental health planning coun- ended that the govern- ...ent immediately designate a ion-bed unit as an active treat- els have recommended to the mcnt arca undcr tlle cnntroi Of provincial government that the Claresholm General Hospi- Alberta Hospital at Claresholm tal. The unit would be support- become a specialized centre for the treatment of drug users, al- coholics and the mentally ill. The Claresholm hospital now functions as a custodial institu- tion for mental patients be- lieved to be incurably ill. The call to broaden the role of the hospital came Wednes- day during a meeting of the de- ed by psychiatrists from Cal- gary and Lethbridge. The recommendation calls for an assessment of the pa- tients now in hospital, with a view to rehabilitating some. Dr. Pearce said that as some of the present patients are dis- persed, special units would be set up to deal with specialized problems. council when members nounced it as "inadequate" and The move is in line with the "unacceptable" in view of mod- Blair Report recommendations ern health care methods. on mental health, which Dr. Keith Pearce, chairman described the level of patient of the Calgary council, said care at Claresholm as "well be- thursdav the members also low acceptable standards." Recreation Sites The Lethbridge parks and recreation commission went on a bus tour Thursday of recrea- tion sites in and near the city. First stop on the tour, and one that drew a great deal of enthusiastic responses from the commission, was Dr. C. D. Stewart's game farm just south of the city. Fencing of the property has been completed, but oilier de- velopment work on the farm is getting under way. Dr. Stewart said the farm may open this summer with the animals that he has, but it would probably take a year or two to "get the place all fixed The commission then visited the site of a proposed age 15- 25 golf club north of the tele- vision station. Reg Turner, principal of Win- ston Churchill High School and originator of the idea, outlined the stages of developments for Snow Delays Road Travel At Waterton Snow conditions in Waterton Lakes National Park have forced the closure of park patrolled roads from Red Bock Canyon to Twin Lake and the Castle River Divide area. Superintendent W. D. Gallacher said fishermen who plan trips on opening day of the fishing season Saturday, should make enquiries before visiting the area. The snow conditions are gen- eral and due to the late season, most of the trails are impassi- ble and many lakes are still frozen over. HEAVY BODIED OR PENETRATING MOORWOOD EXTERIOR STAIN 9 Ideal for new lumber or Rough Siding G Covers in one coa) Will not peel Regular Gallon .ft PP Otj3 BUY NOW GET ONE EXTERIOR SPECIAL WHITE HOUSE PAINT GAUON 5.49 BOILED UNSEED OIL GALLON 2.95 FREDDIE'S PAINT (western) LTD. 816 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5540 the club, which is not yet off the ground as a project. A possible site for a 50-metre pool near Winston Churchill High School was the next stop. The pool, along with tennis courts and a stadium for track and field events, are part of the commission's submission for the 1973 Canada summer games: One of the proposed stadium sites, at Wilson Junior High School was the final stop on the tour. Yosli Senda Gets Award Yosh Senda will be the re- cipient of this year's parks and recreation commission award for outstanding service to the community. Announcement of the awjrd was made at Thursday's meet- ing of the commission. Actual presentation will be at a meet- degree ing of city council. Mr. Senda, a fifth blackbelt since has been instructing in judo at the YMCA for 17 years. He teach- es four nights a week for about 50 weeks of the year. Mr. Senda was also largely respDnsible for the 1969 Cana- dian judo championships being held in Lethbridge. Vice-president of the Cana- dian Kyodokan Black Belt As- sociation and president of the Alberta chapter, Mr. Senda was awarded a centennial medal by the federal .govern- ment for his service in amateur athletics. Toone Leaves Commission Ed Toone resigned from the Lethbridge parks and recrea- tion commission at Thursday's meeting. Mr. Toone will be moving to Cardston soon to go into busi- ness. He had served on the com- mission fcr almost seven years, longer than any other current members. MRS. LOUIE SOSICK GETS RHYTHM BAND UNDER WAY Pre-School For Handicapped At Maximum Development By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer In April 1970, the Lethbridge Association for Retarded Chil- dren and Adults initiated an ex- perimental program to assist pre-schccl handicapped and re- tarded children develop their potential. In a kindergarten setting in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 11 children have now been meet- ing daily from a.m. to a.m. for more than two months. According to officials the experiment is a resounding success. Mrs. Nina Kuzyk, home-care chairman the association said the purpose of handicap- ped childrens' early education is to provide an informal, plan- ned climate for learning which contributes towards each child's maximum development, mindful that the curriculum is flexible to the unique needs of each child. "The school is not a baby- sitting she said, "we know that the formative years are so important to a retarded child's life. Where normal chil- dren play and explore, retarded children are inclined to be pas- sive." Mrs. Kuzyk said most of the 11 children enrolled at present are retarded. "They are placid and happy to be she said, "and we have seen ad- vancement in some cases, even in so short a time." Candidates for the nursery school go through the guidance clinic for an evaluation of their disability level. The school is financed through the recom- mendations of the Alberta preventive social service; 20 per cent of the funds are sup- plied by the city, 85 per cent Impeesa's Cub Villages lmost Filled For Summer Bob Jenkins, executive scout er, Lethbridge district, Boy Scouts of Canada, says book- ings lor the two cub villages at Camp Impeesa are almost fill- ed for the summer. The deadline for bookings is June 15. Groups other than scouts or cubs may apply for any open dates that remain after the deadline. The 6th Lethbridge Cub Pack, under leader Sid Pollack, was the first group this year to use the camp. Nineteen cubs from the pack visited the camp last weekend. Scouts are expected to rough it, camping out in tents on the 300-acre site west of Pincher Creek. Mr. Jenkins said pollution problems are still being en- countered at the camp. up SAVE TO oyyo ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT "N1UTE 509 61h Avenue South iNSTALUATiawg Phone 328-8134 At the This Saturday! f Enjoy Our CHEF'S SELECTION or our A LA CARTE MENU All orders are prepared to your individual requests and tastefully served! NO COVER CHARGE! The problems arise, he said, with persons using the Lake for fishing. Petty theivery and gen- eral pollution of the area has been the result. No trespassing signs have proved to be ineffective, so more drastic measures are now being considered, he said. 10 Attend SPCA Meet About 10 persons attended a meeting Thursday night dealing with re-activation of a southern- area chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Vi Kandel, former secre- tary of the Lethbridge and dis- trict branch which went dor- mant more than three years ago, said the SPCA needs to be- come available to area The city has its own animal pound. Mrs. Kandel said letters will be sent to the SPCA provincial headquarters in Edmonton to see if the old charter is still applicable. She suggested were a local chapter to become ac- tive, efforts will be made to have provincial legislation en- acted for the protection of mis- treated snimals. by the province. Parents parti- cipate as they are able, accord- ing to their means. The objectives of the pro- gram are threefold: to assist the retarded child to develop greater powers of observation and keener perception; to de- velp more emotionally towards self, teachers, and learning; to strengthen and develop psycho- motor abilities as far as possi- "The results of the few months we've been operating Yuko Attracts A total of visitors lour- ed the Nikka Yuko Cent ennial Gardens during the 17 operat- ing days in May. Vic Meech, garden manager, reported re- cently to the Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden so- countries were represented, in- cluding 42 states and all 10 provinces. Gross income for May was expenditures were The minimum wage for hostesses this year has been raised to per hour. Terry Biand, on behalf of ca- blevision Channel 3, will tape a performance in the gardens by the Anne Campbell Singers. The tape will be distributed to various cablevisiou outlets across Canada. Centre To Open June 21 The grand opening of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre is scheduled for June 21 at 2 p.m. This is a change from the original opening date of June 3, necessitated in order to have better participation of the part of Indian officials. An all-Indian art and craft exhibit will be the main attrac- tion of the with Rose Yellow Feet, director of the centre and Peter Cresswell, di- rector of the Pincher Creek Kapi Association in attendance. There will be displays of In- dian native dances and songs. NOTICE TO USERS OF CITY GARBAGE DISPOSAL SERVICE The two-week strike against the Cily which ended May 24 caused a disruption in the Cily's normal garbage pick-up service. Users of the service will receive adjustments on their next regular two-month utilities bill. Instead of being charged for two months of garbage collection they will be billed for months of service. Residential users will be charged instead of the normal and commercial establishments will receive similar adjustments, T. I. FERGUSON, City Manager. has encouraged the association to continue in the Mrs. Kuzyk said, "Unfortunately, the teacher, Miss Pamela Shadlow is leaving to be married, so we will have to have a new teach- er. However, we know there are many interested in the pro- gram, so we do not expect to meet with any difficulty in this area. "In the fall also, we expect to be able to accept three-year- olds. We will also need volun- teers to help daily with small tasks, to assist the teacher. We like a ratio of one volunteer for every two children, "We mil have some weekly assistance from student nurses of St. Michael's General Hospi- tal as part of their training, and also, we have benefitted from assistance and interest from a slow-learning class from one of the regular schools." Anyone who would like to vol- unteer can call the Dorothy Gooder School and be put in touch with one of the members of the association. Also, parents of a child who might require help, should also contact the school. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Summer Sessions For Indian Aides An Indian Counsellor Aide program will be held for the second year in a row at the Lethbridge Community College this summer, and about 45 In- dians from throughout Alberta are expected to attend. Keith Robin, director of LCC's school of continuing edu- cation, said Thursday the col- lege has been given permission from the federal department of Indian affairs to operate the course again, and it will be held July 14 to Aug. 6. Last year, in the program's pilot project, 22 studen t s chosen primarily through the 'ocational counselling service of the department took the month long course, some liv- ing in Lethbridge and some commuting. They came from as far away I Word Expected On Ford Plans as the Saddle Lake and Hob- benia reserves, norlh of Ed- monton. The program leaches the In- dians bow to counsel other Iiv clif.ns, assisting and often tak- ing over from the Indian af- fairs counsellors. They learn about department of education regulations, how the Canada Manpower Centre functions and related information. This year the course will be but it will offer two sections instead of one. There will be an elementary program for beginners, similar An announcement is expected soon on a proposed develop- to the one last year, and an ad- vanced program -for a number of students returning for more training, who have been on the job for the past year. Staff will be increased this year to five teachers from two. Mr. Robin said he expected the program to be as successful this summer as it was last year, when it "was highly re- garded by the people who par- ticipated in it and by the In- dians and others they worked with." The Indians returning for still more training, he said, ment by Ford of Canada Ltd. on Mayor Magrath Drive. Doug Dunlop, president of Dunlop Ford Ltd., says tenders closed June 10 and word from the parent company in Oak- ville, Ontario, is expected short- ly. The new facility was first proposed to the city last fall and an application for re-zoning of land at Mayor1 Magrath Drive and 16th Ave. S. was re- jected by the municipal plan- ning commission. He-zoning was later approved by city council. The company is now working on final ar- rangements with the city, Mr. Dunlop said. Estimated cost of the car sales lot, including land, is show how successful the Indian people themselves have been. Henderson Pool Closed The Lethbridge parks and recreation department has an- nounced the Henderson Lake swimming pool has been closed for repairs. The shutdown was caused by problems in water circulation. All persons registered in ses- sion one of the swim instruction classes will be moved to other1 times. The department has said it will notify all swimmers in, the program of the changes. COMMUNITY SUMMER PROGRAM BASKETBALL LEAGUE Sponsored by THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT'S YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE .REGISTRATION- June 15th, p.m.-Hamilton Jr. High School REGISTRATION FEE- 50c per player. Minimum of 10 per team DIVISION limited to those students not over 13 years of aae and who were in Grade 7 during school ending Junf 10. 1970 DIVISION Open to anyone over 13 years of age in Grade 7, 8, or 9 All games to be played at Hamilton Junior High School SCHEDULE COMMENCES: Division p.m. Division B-June p.m. LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS RESTYLING RELINING 0 REPAIRING CLEANING AND GLAZING 514 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-2209 (RESTHOME SHOWHOMC LOCATED AT 2818 22 AVENUE SOUTH FOR YOUR INSPECTION Richard Bartel of Cresttiome Construction cordially invites you to inspect this beautiful custom built 3 bedroom home. Double garage and carport, a masterpiece in design, construc- tion and workmanship. (resthome Construction Ltd. 1718 24th Street South Phone 328-2793 "MAKE IT CREST FOR THE BEST" ;