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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, June 17, 1974 2 school trustees will run again, others haven't decided By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer On a long hot June day. the thought of spending another three-year term on a school board isn't exactly sitting front and centre in the minds of most Lethbridge incumbents. In fact, most of the separate and public- school trustees contacted by The Herald will be using the hot Southern Alberta summer months to make up their minds whether they will run for office again in the Oct. 16 school board elections. Only separate school board chairman John Boras and public school trustee Doug McPherson are certain they will be seeking another three-year term. Public trustee Doug Card said it was "quite likely" he would run again but doesn't intend to make a final decision on the matter until fall. The other trustees contacted gave reasons varying from "it's (the election) a long way away" to "I am not sure that I have had very much success with my efforts" for not being certain that they wanted to serve another term as trustees" of the Lethbridge schools. Although there are rumors of a number of people considering running this fall, no one to date has officially announced their candidacy. There will be at least one vacancy on the public school board to be filled as a result of Al Mont's resignation in May. Mr. Boras is going to seek office again because he "enjoys trusteeship" and feels he now has the experience to direct trusteeship the way "it should be directed." "It takes time to get familar with the operation" of a school board, he suggested. Dr. McPherson wants to see through some of the projects the present board has initiated and is looking forward to the challenge oi another three years. Mr. Card believes trusteeship is a responsibility "we should all take turns at" and school boards should be run by the "common ordinary guy in the neighborhood." He has already spent 10 years on the public board but doesn't feel he will call it quits this fall because the board has "quite a few things going for it" that he would like to see completed. His pet project, educational television in schools, is "right at the stage where we will have to have nose to nose discussions with the government" and he says he would like to be part of the discussions "as long as I feel young." Separate school trustees Frank Peta and Paul Matisz haven't decided whether to attempt to seek office for another three years and only offered "it's a long way away" as a reason for their lack of decisiveness. Mr. Peta has served three years and Mr. Matisz 19 years. Another separate school trustee, Ron Fabbi said he would have to evaluate the three years he has spent as a trustee and also give consideration to what "I am going to do at the office" during the next three years. Dr. Fabbi, an optometrist, said he thought a trustee would be more involved in the philosophy of education than they are when he ran for office three years ago. Trustees spend most of their time "just deciding where the pennies will he now realizes. Separate school trustee Steve Vaselenak wants to wait "and see how 1 teel" this tall because "three years is a long time" to plan ahead. Mr. Vaselenak, a retired teacher, is completing his third year of service. Public school trustee Reg Turner's reasons for serving on the school board were to serve students and teachers by improving educational objectives and promoting an improved classroom environment and help develop a public school education that is "carried out in a pleasant atmosphere in which students and teachers feel that their efforts are well rewarded by the results they achieve." He doesn't know if he has had much success in obtaining his objectives and as a result doesn't know if he will run for school board again. Most trustees agreed that it would be a much healthier situation for local education if the public showed more interest in the election of their school board representatives. A few trustees felt more competition during the fall election would be good for education because it would bring different views on education to the forefront and likely create more public interest. "I am a little Mr. Boras said, "that we don't have the interest we should have. We tend to let things drift in the direction that public apathy lets it go." "There are many people who can do the job and patents and volunteer groups should seek out these people so the strongest individual is elected to office." Mr. Vaselenak said he would like to see more people running for a position on the school board because he "doesn't like to see" people elected by acclamation. Mr. Card hopes "there is more interest" in the school board elections than last time because a good campaign brings out "good points." Dr. Fabbi was one trustee who doesn't "like to see" political type campaigning in school board elections. He feels "word by mouth" is the most effective method of electing trustees. Public school chairman Dorothy Beckel and public school trustees Bill Brown and Carl Johnson were unavailable for comment. continues at plants. Local meat supply holding up well Lethbridge consumers should be able to continue buying most cuts of meat if labor-management disputes don't close any more packing plants, a Herald survey ot Lethbridge retail meat managers shows. Fred Seaman, butcher at Value Village, said Saturday the supply ot some Swifts and Burns products is short, and he has no wieners at all. But he is getting supplied from Canadian Dressed .Meats in Lethbridge. Gainer's in Calgary, and intercontinental Packers in Saskatoon. Sask. "If Intercontinental and COM here closed up. we'd really be in a bind." said Mr. Seaman. There are many small, independent meat packing companies in Calgary, he said, but the meat situation could tighten in the next week. L u d vv i g Stein, meat manager of the downtown Safeway: said there was no problem in the foreseeable future unless all packing plants were locked out. Some pork has been brought in from the United States, and there is no problem with supplies of fresh meat. Some packaged products from locked-out firms are running short, he says. Jim S m 11 h s o n, meat manager of the Westminster Safeway, says the only supply problem is with packaged products from the locked-out companies, and the effect on prices should not be too great. Body re South athletes dliLii ;ov t Three Southern Alberta students were among those receiving grants announced last week by the department JUST ARRIVED! CARE FURNITURE POLISH Produces a hard, smooth, streakless finish Repels dust 39 Bottle 1 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN of national health and welfare. The grants, to enable student athletes to continue education and competition at the same time, went to 354 persons representing 43 amateur sports. They were selected from more than 3.700 applicants after consultation with sports governing bodies- Grants 10 hockey players have vet to be announced, and in track and field, swimming, volleyball, basketball, rowing, sailing and figure skating only 75 per ccnt of the recipients were announced. The others will be announced in September. Southern A1 b e r t a n s receiving grants were Elizabeth Baxter of Brooks for volleyball. Barbara Home of Lethbridge for golf, and Lome Kemmet of Lethbridge for swimming. CwtHtod DwiW Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL PHONE 327-2S22 COMMENCEMENT TIME IAN END AND A BEGINNING AHhouch the month of June usually marks the end of the regular school year it is also the beginning of a whole new life for the many young people who will be graduating. We can't help but think of all the new pharma- cists just finishing their formal education and starting their careers in earnest. It brings back thoughts of our own graduation and the time that has lapsed since. Many changes and new discoveries arc constantly occuring in the field of medicine but one thing remains the same, our appreci- ation of the chance to serve you. We regard it as a privilege that yon have entrusted your health care to us. We hope to serve yon for many years to come. GEORGE and ROD SAY... H you don'l change direction you will end up where you're going. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE 601 Sth Ave. S. 32B-S133 RODNEY 401 Slh St. S. Free Delivery covered Ki AIP have recovered the body ot a 28 year old Lethbridge man who drowned after he fell off a cliff into the waters of the Oldman River June 1. The body of Kenneth McManus. 825 16th St. S.. was found north of Grassy Lake on a sandbar, about 100 miles from where he entered the water. The body was found by a property owner in the area. There has been no decision regarding an inquest City police and RCMP are still searching for the body of a 24 year old Lethbridge man who is missing and presumed drowned following a accident Friday on ;hc Oldman River. Blame Ned. 415 12th Ave. N wa--, canoeing from Monarch when the canoe .nerliirncd about 11 p.m. in turbulent waters at the high level bridge at Lethbridge. Companion. Barry Leonard Snow. 25. oi 1902 4th Ave. N.. managed to pull himself to shore !nsp Max Coupland of the city police suggests canoeists stay off the river because "it's too high, too rough and too dangerous." It anybody does venture on to the river Insp. Coupland savs thev should wear a PHIL photo Bank boarded What a way to make a weekend deposit. Catherine Rebar, 50, of 1618 17th Ave. S. ended up next to the escalator at the Bank of Nova Scotia, 702 3rd Ave. S., Saturday about 10 a.m. She was attempting to make a left turn at 3rd Avenue and 7th Street S. when she was in collision with Linda Darlene Woolford, 21 of 410 27th St. S. The impact from the collision sent the Rebar vehicle smashing through the bank window. Ms. Rebar was treated for minor cuts and bruises at hospital and released. Damage was and Ms. Rebar has been charged with making an unsafe left turn. Women will help force, local Mounties feel Kegina woman million road work mimed U of L to begin in South Repair work on two Southern Aiberta highways is expected to begin within two weeks, at a total project cost of more than Sl'z million, a provincial highways official says. The department of highways issued the contract for the jobs to Shannon Construction, of Didsbury. at the lowest tendered cost of SI. 448.941 74. Graders will be working on Highway 5 from south of Spring Coulee to south of Magrath to provide a full 10- foot shoulder along the road as well as other repair work to modernize the highway, the official said On Highway 52. east and west of Ravmond. workers AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASF1TTING Iw cmim Nnr liwtrtlrtlont 328-2106 will be grading the road, putting on a base course paving and easing out some of the sharp curves in the highway. The finished paving is expected to come later. The repairs on Highway 5 are expected to cost million and cost of the work on Highway 52 is estimated at S19.000. The figures include contract cost and cost of materials. Minister to Coaldale Consumer affairs minister Bob Dowling will address a Progressive Conservative nominating meeting for Taber-Warner Tuesday. The nomination for the provincial constituency will be held in the Kate Andrews school information co-ordinalor A Regina woman has been appointed co- ordinator of information services for the University of Lethbridge effective July l. it has been announced. Norma Ramage will be responsible for internal and external dissemation of information about the university. She replaces Lynne Pohle. who resigned. The new co-ordinator is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan at Regina and has taken post-graduate studies in journalism al Carleton University in Ottawa. She has been a reporter for both tiie Vancouver Sun and the Regina Iveader-Pos) FVR STORAGE TIME i FREE SPEEDY PICK-UP RESTYLiNG REL1NING REPAIRING CLEANING AND GLAZING The LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS 514 3rd AVENUE SOUTH Phone 327-2209 Most of the men of the Lethbridge RCMP subdivision feel "there is a need and a place" for women in the force. They feel many investigations could be conducted by women because women are involved in the incidents being investigated, says S. Sgt. Bob Morrison, assistant commanding officer of the subdivision. So far 20 women have picked up applications at the Lethbridge subdivision to join the force. Five women have completed and returned the forms. More than 1.000 women across Canada have applied for jobs since the force opened its ranks to women about two weeks ago. Initially, only 32 positions will be filled to detachments in various part of the country. More positions will be filled later. Applicants will be required to write a general examination and those successful will undergo of L prof. moderates conference Dr. EarJ Milton, chairman of "he University of Lethbridge physics department, will serve as moderator at a conference on the theories of Immanuel VeJikovsfcy. being held at MrMaster University in Hamilton. Ont., June 16 Ihrouph 19. PC youth rally Two incumbent Conservative members of parliament will be guests at a Progressive Conservative Youth Rally to be held in the Taber Civic Cerure Thursday at 8 p m. .Toe Clark from Rocky Mountain constituency and Bert Hargravc from Medicine Hat constituency will be guests at the rally physical fitness examinations and interviews before the 32 are selected. Applicants can be single or married and must have a minimum Grade 11 education. Female constables will receive the same training and pay as male members of the force. Training will begin this September in Regina. young city teenagers will work through Exposure You're never too young to learn, goes the saying and the Lethbridge Hire a Student committee wants to give 150 13-to 16-year-olds a chance to learn what it's like to work for a living. Sandi Cramer, a manpower counsellor at the 'Canada Manpower Centre for Students, says the Exposure program will allow students to work five half-days at career- oriented jobs, and receive a S10 honorarium. And the employers will not suffer wage costs, since the will be paid by the committee. Students will have to explain why they want to try one of the three jobs they list m order of preference on their application forms, says Ms. Cramer. Jobs could be "anything if we can find an employer who will take them." she says. Parental approval is required, she says. Last year some of the inquiries about the program came from pa rents More information can be obtained from the CMC for Students at 424 7th St. S.. or by phoning 327-2111. FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI 1922 PHONE 327-C565 E. S. P- FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHMID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 -2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 TRAVEL AND CONVENTION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA APPOINTMENT ;