Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE UTHBRIOOB HtRAlO Friday, 1971----------------------------------------------------------------- Would educational opportunity_ Walter Worth places high priority 011 Alberta Academy Dr. Waller chairman! of the commission charged with mapping out a blueprint for Alberta education in the next 30 years, says if he was "back- ed to the wall and forced to pick what I consider the most important recommendation in the report, it would be that the government start work tomor- row on an Alberta Academy." The academy would offer higher education through a province-wide communications network involving television and radio broadcasts, cable television, tape recordings and correspondence. "It would deliver education to people where they want it, when they want it and In the ways they want it. "It is reasonable to expect that there are now thousands of people in our province waiting for the kinds of opportunities that could be provided by the Alberta Academy." A major cog In Ihe wheel of Ihe proposed academy would be a Crown corporalion called the Alberta Communications Centre for Education Systems and Services. ACCESS would involve capi- tal costs of million and an- nual operating costs of mil- lion. II would be Ihe organiza- tional arm of the entire medlar education system. A major rationale behind the Alberta Academy recommenda- tion is the present disparily of educational opportunity. "Can our society continue to offer the benefits of improved knowledge only to those who can afford the report asks. "We must respect the right of each Albertan to enjoy this opportunity regardless of socio- economic status." The academy would have no campus and would be neither a university, nor a college, nor a technical institute. "In fact, It might be thouglil of as a concept rather than a place. It would grant no de- grees ilself, the academy would )ffer transfer credits towards degrees and diplomas es Early childhood education sought .n debt because it would be un- necessary to The taxpayer borrow money. would also feel It Is lime that Alberta devel- oped plans for early childhood education to provide universal opportunity for five-year olds and selective experiences for handicapped children in the three to four-year-old range. The Worth Commission Re- port on Education Planning says Alberta, is the only prov- ince that does not hare such publicly supported endeavors despite the fact that there is a widespread public de- mand for such programs. In addition to these two areas, the commission recom- mends integration of day-care programs with early education opportunities and suggests lele- vised learning packages "Al- bert's version of Sesame Street" to guarantee that early education is available to every child in the province. The commission took a some- what conservative stand when children should start and end their elementary- and sec- ondary education. It recommended that the ba- sic education should continue to consist of 12 years of schooling, beginning at age six. The present compulsory at- tendance age of 16 should be retained, said the report. "For at least the next dec- ade. It is difficult to bo per- suaded that diluting or ng existing compulsory school- ng laws would be wise." The commission felt that cluldren from low income fam- lies would be most likely lo suffer if compulsory alien- dance was abolished. This may simply ensure lifelong entrap- ment in the vicious cycle of ig- norance and poverty. The commission did call for abolition of Grade 12 depart- mental examinations, and sug- gested they be replaced with "power.tests" to be administer- ed two or three limes a year. "These power tests could be used merely as one check on progress. "With these power tests should come the automatic ac- creditation, of every public and separate school .in Alberta. These schools should have full power of learner assessment and be allowed to recommend the learner's suitability for fur- ther studies." The report says Grade 12 de- partmental examinations are "irrational" because they imply that the school is not compe- tent to judge its students, even though it has dona just that for the 11 previous years. HENDERSON LAKE GOLF ClUB DANCE Saturday Night, June 17th Music By The "CHEMOS" OPEN TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS f CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS Friday "ANYTHING GOES" Saturday "ACES HIGH" Members and Invited Guests! GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Oth 9 P.M. 1 A.M. Music by Fiorino's Orchestra MEMBERS AND GUESTS WELCOMEI Attention alf fhoie people who attended our Masquerade Dance fn February. A film of this will be ihown in the Club Kail Sunday at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. No charge. well as offering an Individual- ized diploma program of its own." Even though it would use mass media, the emphasis of the academy would bo on indi- vidual instruction and would employ personalized learning systems. Registration in the academy would be open to everyone and there would be built-in remed- ial opportunities for anyone who lacked sufficient prepara- tion. There would be two separate segments ui the academy's ed- ucation program a founda- tion year and the diploma pro- gram which could be started as soon as the four courses from the foundation year are completed. These courses would Include research projects and mini- courses aimed at improving rural life, the local environ- ment, the economic climate and clultural development. They would also include op- tional study topics such as child development, small business management, acgricultural ex- tension, human rights group leadership, recreation manage- ment and community planning. There would also be offerings in the fields of arts and sciences. The foundation year would constitute the equivalent of the first year of university or col- lege and would enable a student to enter the second year in any such institution. The diploma program would be aimed at self-development and would probably be quite flexible and non-transferable in relation to established institu- tions. The Worth commission esti- mates that, if the academy be- came operational in 1975, the yearly cost to the government per student for the first three years would be about per course and would decrease to about per course from 1978-1931. The aim of the academy would be to become the first in- stitution to implement free higher education. However, a cautionary stu- dent fee of per course is recommended but this would be refunded once the course hat been successfully completed. Each course would consist 30 correspondence papers, 30 half-hours of television pro- gramming and other relatec teaching methods. In addition, tutors would be stationed in as many as 20 dif ferent centres, hoepfully within a radius of less than 50 miles from each student in that par- ticular teaching region. The commission forsees substantial reduction in educa tion costs to Alberta taxpayers if the academy becomes a real ity while, at the same time helping to soli dif y the positioi of the province's universities The average student loan in 1970 was and students taking courses from the acad emy would not put themselves Lifelong education necessary Tlie concept of "recurrent, or lifelong education is perhap the central theme of the Wort Commission Report on Educa tional Planning. The basic idea is that afte early education, elementar and high school education, an post- secondary education, person has not really finishe- wilh formal larly in loday's changing world In order that Albertans ma continue to function as effec live, employable citizens, th report recommends tieing gether all levels and aspects education into an immens checkerboard of courses. At any time in life, a perso can assess his personal silu lion, decide what knowledge h is lacking, look at the cheeke board and choose the squar or squares he wants to brief land upon to improve himsel Every Albertan would be e titled to perhaps 15 free yea of education (maximum of consecutively, the report su gesls: there should be a wor or travel break between big school and further education; Additional education could I acquired by paying a tuition the institution or institutions fering whatever training knowledge squares from tl checkerboard the person necd- ed. the clutch on his purse strings relax, since public money makes up a substantial portion of the educational loans fund. While the academy covild have a detrimental effect on first-year enrolments at other post-secondary institutions, the commission feels that this would be made up by the increasing numbers who would likely go on lo university after complet- ing the first year at the acad- emy. "While the academy's exist- tence might slightly alter the composition of other freshman student bodies, it should exert no radical influence. "Hopefully, it would send on larger number of well-pre- pared, mature students to these other institutions." Quebec softens on strike law QUEBEC (CP) The provin- al cabinet has agreed to amend emergency legislation at could have slapped a gov- labor contract n more than public ervice employees by the end of oyer said Thursday he has re- eived cabinet approval to set ack the June 30 deadline by ur or five weeks in hopes that tost of a collective agreement in be negotiated. Tlie emergency legislation, assed after a 23-hour non-stop cssion of the Quebec national assembly April 21, ordered an nd to an 11-day strike by lachers, civil servants, non- i e d i c a 1 hospital employees, chool board workers and liquor oard workers. is month. Labor Minister Jean VIcGrandle iliarged wilh raffickiiig EDMONTON (CP) B i 11 y fcGrandle, 24, of Edmonton, onner Canadian bantamweight oxing champion and a con- ender for the lightweight title, was charged Thursday with rall'icking in the hallucinogen- c drug LSD. He was to appear n court later today. McGrandle is among 74 per- ons arrested or being sought >y police in a major RCMP- dry police drug operation. It also gave a common front of some 900 unions representing .he public service workers unlil June 1 to reach negotiated selllement with government represenlalives. If no agree- ment was reached, the govern- ment would decree contract :erms that would remain in force until mid-1974. The legislation said the gov- ernment-imposed settlement would be decreed June 30. Although no amendment was officially announced, contract talks continued beyond the June cul-off date. Mr. Cournoyer told reporters Thursday no progress has been made in the continuing talks, but the govern- ment hoped for some break- tlirough II it lifted the June 30 deadline. "Starting Monday we'll try to negotiate for five more Mr. Cournoyer said. "Then at the end of about six weeks cer- tain parts of the contract will be sellled by decree and olhers iwll be left open for further ne- gotiation. Changes In the legislation, which provoked widespread pro- tests from trade unions, are ex- pected to be presented to Ihe national assembly ucxl week or Ihe week after. QUEBEC (CP) Delegates at the Confederation of National Trade Unions' biennial conven- tion voted Thursday to embark on greater political action fn op- position to "capitalism, eco- nimic liberalism and Marxism.1 Massacre suspect indicted TEL AVIV (Renter) Kozo Okamoto, lone survivor of the three-man Japanese suicide squad responsible for the Lod Airport massacre, was indicted today on four charges which carry a theoretical death sen- tence. The indictment was presented by the chief military prosecutor o the military tribunal head- quarters. The four charges are: parliei- >alion In a group which opened 'ire and hurled grenades killing and wounding more than 100 wople; opening fire with auto- natic weapons; hurling gren- ades with intent to kill; and membership of an illegal organ- zalion (The Popular Front for the Liberation of The date and venue of the rial by a three-man military court has still lo be set. Cloud-seeding is exonerated WASHINGTON (AP) Fed- j eral officials Bay there was no connection between experimen- al cloud-seeding in South Da- kota and the flood which killed more than 200 persons last weekend. The bureau of reclamation said Thursday its meteorologist monitoring the South Dakota cloud-seeding projects. Dr. A. M. Kahan of Denver, found that there definitely was no cause- and-effect link between the seeding and the flood. Kahan said researchers from ihe South Dakota School of Mines seeded storms 20 miles south and 20 miles north of Rapid City in the early after- noon of June 9. The radar de- tected e small rainfall from each of the clouds seeded then, but it fell on dry flats, not nc; the Black Hills, Kahan reported, Kahan, in charge of the recla- mation bureau's atmospheric water resources research pro- gram, said radar later detected the s e p ar ate already-large clouds bunching over the Black Hills that night. A decision was made not to seed these, he said, because they already were sub- stantial. .ethlirlclge 82 'incher Creek .75 Medicine Hat .72 Edmonton 62 5rande Prairie- 67 Banff 67 Mgary 70 62 'enlicton 70 Prince George .65 Camloops 78 65 Another arrest TOKYO (AP) Japanese police today arrested a young man wanted in connection with the Tel Aviv airport massacre in which 26 persons died anc more than 70 were wounded. Takeo Himori, 24, a former student at a Kyoto university was arrested in a pawnshop as he claimed a watch he pawned May 22. The police say Himori Is one of five Japanese terrorists who plotted the massacre May 30. Surprised Til i rd party 'not needed' EDMONTON (CP) Andn Fontaine of Paris, editor of thi French daily newspaper Le Monde, said Thursday he un derestimated the scope of sep aratist feelings in Quebec. Mr. Fonlaine, on a lour Canada, said In an Interview Ihe desire for Independence 1 Quebec is popular among yout and intellectuals of Oie prov- START MANOEUVRES British troops begin train-. Ing at Canadian Forces defence research station at Suffield, east of Medicine Hat. They are the first of series of groups of 500 to troops who will undergo three-week training sessions this summer. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET II I, Pre 51 47 54 48 Saskatoon rleguia .Vinnipeg Toronto Ottawa St. John's...... 07 45 44 47 .11 53 45 .35 59 .01 53 .08 48 45 30 50 56 .31 Halifax ...........e6 Jharloltetown 69 JYedcricton .......81- Chicago........78 Mew York....... 83 Miami..........82 Washington......86 Los Angeles.....82 San Diego ........73 San Francisco 61 Las Vegas...... .100 Phoenix..........103 Honolulu........... 74 Rome...........55 75 Paris........... 52 68 London.........50 66 Berlin 54 68 Amsterdam 59 64 Moscow..........58 90 FORECAST Calgary, Lctribridge To- day: Becoming cloudy wilh showers or thunflershowers this aflcmoon and evening. AVinds gusty near showers. Highs 80-85. I-ows 55-60. Sat- urday: Afternoon and cooler. Highs mid 70s. Medicine Hat Af- .ernoon cloudy periods with iso- ated showers. Winds SE25 and gusty tliis afternoon. Highs 80- is. Lows 55-60. Saturday: iloudy periods wilh showers or thundershowers. Highs 75-80. Columbia, Kootenay region! and Saturday: Mainly cloudy wilh occasional showers and o few afternoon and eve- ning thundersliowers. Winds gusty near thundershowers. Highs today and Saturday: 70 to 75. Lows tonight: Near 60. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Variable cloudiness with scat- tered showers and thunder- storms becoming numerous during tho afternoons and eve- ning today and Saturday. Chance of a few heavy thunder- storms north central and east portions late this afternoon and evening. Warmer today and east portion Saturday. A little cooler west portion Saturday. Highs today 80 to 90. Lows to- night mostly 50s. Highs Satur- day 75 to 85 west 85 to 95 east portion, West of Continental Dlvide- Variable cloudiness with scat- tered showers and thunder- storms becoming numerous this afternoon and evening. Continued warm today. Satur- day partly cloudy wilh scatter- ed showers and a few thunder- showers. Not so warm Satur- day. Highs today 80 to 90. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Satur- day mostly 70s. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE SOCIAL and DANCE SAT., JUNE 17, 9 P.M. At MOOSE HALL Mm it by: WATMOUGH ORCHESTRA Members and invited Guests The Kinsmen Club Presents UNDER THE BIG TOP CIRCUS SAT., JUNE 17th 2 and 8 P.M. FORT WHOOP-UP INDIAN BATTLE PARK TICKETS ADULTS CHILDREN AVAILABLE AT THE GATE Support the Kinsmen Club and your Transit Syifem by ritling the bus. Bus service will leave from 4th Ave. in fronr of Kiltons Pharmacy between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m, and 7 p.m. To B p.m. on a 15 minufe The bus will return from Fort Whoop-Up at the end of each performance. Remember your exact Jam lOc air I ram wilt be honored. European Made Lincoln and Bal-It Brands GUARANTEED BALER TWINE ft. and ft. 6.95 PER BALE GET YOUR SUPPLIES NOW GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Caults Highway, Lethbridge, Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in (he Leth- bridge disrtict are bare ana dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. Highway 3-1, Valley view to Grande Prairie, bridge at Bcz- anson closed. Wapili River bridge south of Grande Praire is closed. Bridge on Highway 49 al Walino closed. The only ac- cess lo Grande Prairie is via Peace River, Highway 2. Ac- cess to Dawson Creek is by way of Peace River and High- way 2 through Rye reft and Spirit River. Highway 97, Dawson Creek to Prince George Is open lo ona lane of traffic only. Extreme caution is advised. Highway 16 west, Edmonton to Jasper Is in good condition. Jasper lo Prince George is open but there is a detour in effect between McBricIe and Prince George. Terrace to Peace River is closed. Highway 5, Jasper to Kanv loops is closed and a bridge at Cleanvaler is out and the Thompson River is flooding Ihe road. Highway 1, Rogers Pass road is open but conditions in tho Kamloops area are uncertain. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. lo midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. lo JO p.m.; Wildhorssc, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.