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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE IHHBRIDCE HERALD Saturday, Juno 17, 1972 Pro and con comments Worth Report items to get early attention By RON CALDWELL Herald Slnff Writer CALGARY Various recom- mendations of the Worth Com- mission report could be intro- duced at the fall session of the legislature, Education Minister Lou Hyndman said Friday. He told reporters during the province's first-ever electronic news conference that various items of the report require ear- ly attention. "Regional learning centres are going to have immediate attention. The proposal to abol- ish Grade 12 departmental ex- aminations, the concent of school councils, the divided school year and early educa- tion are areas of immediate said Mr. Hyndman. The minister indicated that tin: government is still not pre- pared to take any action on a proposal for a provincial sales tax as a means of generating additional revenue. He said the report suggests Alberta could find better ways 01 spending the money now be- ing spent. "Maybe it's just a question of reallocation of mon- ey that is now available." MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 A major proposal of the Worth Commission study was establishment of an Alberta Academy, which would pro- vide higher education to Alber- tans through the use of the me- dia. Jim Foster, minister of ad- vanced education, said (he academy is "a very interesting concept, but it is impossible to say, at this point, that we will use the Alberta Academy pro- posal." Commenting on the report's recommendation that univer- sity degrees' should be avail- able in a shorter period of Oj Mr. Foster said he agrees with this stand. The commission also recom- mended a complete reorganiza- tion of both departments of edu- cation and the abolition of the universities and colleges com- missions. Mr. Foslcr made r direct commitment on the pr posal but said It would be "i foresting to see what reactii will be forthcoming from tl institutions and the commi slons." Mr. Hyndman said he regar ed the reorganization propos as an excellent idea. "It has much he sai "There has got to be a centr point where we don't go o 1 different directions." Another major proposal the Worth Commission was f vorably received by Dr. Be Hohol, minister of manpowe and labor. The recommendation gested workers should be give Lime off from their jobs on periodic basis to continue the: education. It suggested that th companies, the employee an Education funds misused in B.C.? Only voters in British Colum- bia can make B.C. Premier W. A. C. Bennett accountable :or education funds he receives rom the federal government, Pat Mahoney, minister of state, said. The controversial Ion g-time ruler of B.C. came under fire n a speech by Mr. Mahoney Lib.-Calgary South) and again rom a former B.C. community ollege president in the ques- ion period following. Mr. Bennett was accused of aking B.C.'s share of federal money for education, but pending less for that purpose ban any other province in Can- da. Mr. Mahoney admitted there may be nothing the federal HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 3Z4 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 We Are Pleased to Announce That we ore now the official Dealers for L.D.S. Books, Missionary _and Genealogical Supplies for the 151st Quorum of Ihe 70's We hove a large Inventory of Books and Supplies, wllh ample free parking to make your shopping convenient fo you. ATTENTION ALL EX-ENGINEERS IETHBRIDGE SAPPERS' ASSOCIATION ANNUAL BANQUET SAT., JUNE 24fh, 1972 PARK PLAZA MOTOR HOTEL Tickets must be picked up by June 20 For ticket information phone Dan Bodell 327-0609 government can do to mak the B.C. government account able for education spendin since federal grants are give with no strings attached. "It's a knotty problem. Real ly the only accountability is t the he said. However, Mr. Mahoney salt the federal government will Iry lo find a solution by March 31 1974 when current federal-pn vinclal financial expire. 'I've heard very arrangements grave doubts expressed in other parts of Canada as to what's going to happen in British he said. 'It's a sticky problem and don't believe it's a problem that's known to exist anywhere else in Canada." Mr. Mahoney told a confer- ence on higher education here that B.C. spends less per capita on post secondary education than even the "very low come" provinces of Newfound land, New Brunswick anc Prince Edward Island which receive heavy federal equaliza tion payments. B.C. spends per capita i post-secondary education he said, little more than hall the Alberta spends. Gordon Campbell, former president of Selkirk College at Castlegar and now associate irofessor of education at the University of Lethbridge, 3.C. is the only province Canada that requires local tax- layers to support a community college system. He accused Premier Bennett of diverting education funds Tom Ottawa to other pur- poses. Mr. Campbell said the B.C. r c m i e r refuses to reveal where federal education grants are spent, PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd AVE. S. A. E. CROSS STUDIO 328-01II PHONES 328-0222 Announcement Bart and Margaref Longenberg of Lelribridge Optical would like to announce a change of name in their business to: LANGENBERG OPTICAL LTD. Bart and Margaret invite everyone to come in and look over their full optical line. 602 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-4167 the government could con- tribute financially to the pro- gram. "The time off for school is a practical recommendation and Iliis is already being done parts of Eastern Canada and Ihe United said Dr. The three ministers, who comprise the cabinet commit- tee on education, agreed that widespread public feedback is Ihe next stop. Several different methods of generating public input are being devised. The Worth Heport itself will be distributed through a pro- vincial supermarket chain for purchase by the general public. Prime time television spe- cials, radio, newspaper and television advertising will be part of the attempt to generate public enthusiasm for the pro- grams. "We hope to have the oppor- tunity for tens of thousands of Albertans to get said Mr. Hyndman. The electronic news confer- ence, organized by the provin- cial bureau of public affairs, was staged simultaneously at he Northern and Southern Al- lerta Institutes of Technology. Traitorous militiamen arresting own troops during Public warned PoWs loose coup By LAHRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer If you see a soldier in battle ress running through your eld or backyard and hear the ound of automatic weapons re don't be alarmed it's 11 part of xerclse. a militia training Major D. P. Graham, com- mander of the 20lh Independent Field Battery at Kenyon Field told The Herald the, weekend operation is an exercise In eva- sion and escape tactics. "The aim of the operation is to present battery personnel with a physical and mental Enrolments slump Colleges, universities near financial collapse By RUDY Herald Staff Writer Many North American col- eges and universities "are be- ng driven to the brink of fi- collapse" nrolments. by dropping Max Wyman, president of the Jnlversityof Alberta, told he Pacific North West Confer- nce on Higher Education that his is particularly true at In- titutions measured Jig. "whose by formula financ- "The formula procedure that was extremely successful dur- ing periods of rising enrol- ments Is becoming equally de- vastating in times of static or dropping enrolments." During the period of student unrest in the sixties a small group had the obvious goal to destroy the universities "and to raze the present institutions to the he said. Dr. Wyman said, "Their ma jor argument was that the uni versifies were so bad that any Institution that arose from th ashes would be better than the Fruit flies, genes conference topics Geneticists from across Can- da and the United States will in the city next week for 17th annual meeting of the jenctics Society of Canada. The conference begins Wed- esday morning at the Univer- ity of Lethbridge with a three- our symposium on genetic ontrol systems. The importance of the fruit y in genetics research will be overed by Dr. David Suzuki, f the University of British olumbia, in his talk The Re- urn of the Fly. Dr. Kenneth Sanderson, of le University of Calgary, will iscuss the Genetic Aspects of Vntiblotic Resistance and Dr. avid Schlessinger, of the 'ashingtpn University School Medicine in St. Louis, will urvey the regulation and gen- tics of RNA and protein turn- ver during the symposium'. Wednesday evening, Dr. Su- uki and Dr. .James Miller, also om UBC, will be featured at public fonirn at the Yates Memorial Centre. The forum co-sponsored by The Lethbridg Herald and the U of L, wil take a look at the impact oi genetic research on society. The three-day conference re- sumes Thursday with a dis cussion of "research on th evolution of higher plants problems and prospects" b Dr. Ledyard Stebbins of tb vier, MLA for Lac La Biche- McMurray from the Alberta Social Credit party has set off speculation that others are leaving. Ray Speaker (SC-Litlle Bow) lias denied that he intends to bolt party ranks. Reduce Ihe price of your car wash- when you fill yourtank with gasoline at a Pacific 66 Car Wash! SUPERSOniC Car Wash I8I9 -3 AvenueS. It's easy and convenient 1o drive a clean car! We honor all credit cards approved by dealer before purchase including We Care about you and your car That's a promise J ;