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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THB UTHBRIDGE Thursday, June 27, W3 Students build trailer This trailer, built by five Winston Churchill High School students, was funded by a special school budget set up for industrial arts projects. The project, which was started January 20 of this year, was completed two weeks ago and will be sold from the Ponderosa Auto and Trail- er lot. The building of this trailer, patterned after a 16- foot Scamper was supervised by Winston's shop teachers, Dexter Bevans and Larry Holland. Pre-built Industry sup- plied the students with building assistance. Expanded program planned for the 'Dairy Princess' The Alberta Dairy Princess Committee is planning an ex- panded program for the in- volvement of the Alberta Dairy Princess in the promo- tion of dairy priducts and the dairy industry. The decision of the Alberta Parent enjoys taking pupils on field trips TORONTO (CP) David Laughlin, principal of Howard school in Toronto, wishes there were more parents like Harold Moran. For two years, Mr. Moran, a jeweller, has been using his spare time to take pupils from the elementary school on field trips and conduct weekend sci- ence activities for them at his home. always enjoyed working with youngsters and I'm doing this volunteer work with the school to get the students inter- ested in Mr. Moran says. A display set up in the school library was designed to in- troduce the pupils to the won- ders of geology, biology and botany. Students could peer through a microscope at a bee stinger or find out how miners panned for gold. "I just wish the world was fuH of parents like says Mr. Laughlin. On weekends the neighbor- hood children gather at Mr. Mb- ran's home for science club ac- tivities which frequently include fossil hunting trips or more ex- periments with the microscope. "So often parents feel they have nothing to contribute at says the father of two girls. "So they don't get in- volved. A mother who crochets, for example, could come in and demonstrate for the children." group comes in the face of a recent announcement by the Canadian National Exhibition that it intends to stop its spon- sorship of the Canadian Dairy Princess Competitions. T h e National competition, held in Toronto every summer, has been won five times in the last eight years by Alberta contestants. "Promotion of our industry is extremely says Bob Brown, chairman of the Alberta Dairy Princess Com- mittee, "and with a properly designed and executed pro- gram, the Alberta Dairy Prin- cess can do an effective job of selling our products to the con- sumers of this province and outside." Mr. Brown and the Alberta group are currently working on plans to utilize the Alberta Dairy Princess for promotional duties on a year-round basis. The committee is still accept- ing entries for this year's pro- vincial competition to be held in Edmonton during Klondike Days. Regional eliminations will be leld in Lethbridge. Calgary and Edmonton if necessarv. Chess craze spreads through city schools By BERNICE HERLE Herald Staff Writer It appears the game of chess may soon be as popular as are faded blue jeans with the un- der-20 set. This age group is playing chess with such enthusiasm in Lethbridge that plans are being made to weave this "game of intellects" into the classroom curriculum. A city-wide search for local followers of Spassky and Fisch- er (American Bobby Fischer won the world chess title from Russian Boris Spassky last finds much success only in local high schools. While adults in the city are having problems getting a chess club re-started (there was one about 16 years ago) student clubs are well ad- vanced and could almost call "checkmate" in their monopoly of chess in the city. Three junior high schools and two high schools have ac- tive chess clubs with about 30 to 35 members each, Ron Murphy, chess co-ordina- tor at Hamilton Junior High says the school is planning to incorporate chess as an option next year. "We already have 72 applica- tions. Students seem tremen- dously interested. We are plan- ning to teach some theory next year to indicate to stu- dents the value of opening and closing moves and he said. Mr. Murphy said during the past school year Hamilton Ju- nior High had a 34-member club which had set up its own administration. The school has about 30 chess sets and is plan- ning to get more next year. Ernie Dawson, who was in charge of chess activities set up as part of the activities pro- gram on Tuesdays and Thurs- days at Gilbert Paterson said he was astounded at the inter- est displayed by students. The chess club set up at Wil- son Junior High has about 30 members and students there play from Nove-ber to March during the noon hour period. Ernest Siemens, the instructor in charge Of the club, says chess seems to give the stu- dents an area of dispute a chance to let out frustrations. Students leaving junior high school take their active inter- est in chess with them and us- ually generate chess programs in high schools. "High school students inter- ested in chess are usually in Grade 10 or 11. We had few Grade 12s in our said Wayne Smith, an industrial arts teacher who managed a 33- member club during the past year at the Lethbridge Collegi- ate Institute. "It's easy to get addicted to playing chess if there is good Mr. Smith said. He said once there is good competition students become very involved with the game. "This is when the chance to demonstrate good sportsman- ship arises. Some display good attitude while others often tip over the board when they are Mr. Smith said LCI students play chess ai noon and the instructor saic that by playing a game or two with some of the students throughout the year he hac noted that many of them, pro- gressed in skilis as the year went on. Mr. Smith said he didn'l teach anyone the game as most of the students in the club were already acquainted with chess. "The students that are will- ing to play are usually those who understand it quite well. The others are too shy and just come to he said. "Some still feel they are go- ing to be kidded about playing chess, but many others have overcome this fear and have no qualms about Mr. Smith said. Most of the young chess play- ers are doing some reading and researching on the topics. The Lethbridge Public Library told The Herald it has a good se- lection of books on chess and most of them are continually on the move and the majority of people taking them out are young people. Receives degree D Adele Stephens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anatole Shu-ant, 324 12th St. A N., Lethbridge, recently received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sir George Williams University in Mo- treal. Miss Stephens, who majored in psychology, is working with the mentally retarded in Mon- treal. Wrestling referee Lori Sardone, Grade 12 student at a Hamilton, Ont. high school, watches for possible points during wrestling match. The 18-year-old wrestling referee is planning to continue officiating even though she finishes school this month. Background music good for class atmosphere HALIFAX (CP) An ele- mentary school principal says that quiet background music filtering through the school has brought a more relaxed atmosphere into the class- room. Winston Hendsbee says that low-volume music piped into the 13 classrooms and hall- ways at his school in nearby Westphal created an atmos- phere more conducive to com- munication and learning. "Students were living with an almost constant threshold of music while they were out of he said. "The con- trasting silence of the class- room tended to create a ten- inhibiting factor to communication between the teacher and student." The principal said teachers were polled before the system was installed last November and, while some expressed doubts, they all agreed it should be tried. Now, they agree it has been a success. MASKS NOISES "Some teachers even tell me they appreciate the subtle masking effect the music has on everyday classroom noises such as dropped pencils, scraping chairs and turning of which are pleasant to listen to." He said the students voted 95 per cent in favor of keep- ing the background music when they were polled recently. And as for surveys In Aus- tralia and the United States that claim to show the music improves concentration and grades, Mr. Hendsbee he has no intention of attempting to justify the school's use of the system. "It's my feeling that there are simply too many vari- ables to enable us to establish a real control situation. Our only justification for the use of music will continue to be a somewhat subjective and personal on the results we can see and ex- perience in the classroom." I Accent on WOULD ALMAMC FACTS Youth Centennial riders follow original Klondike Trail A centennial horseback ride from Peace River to Edmon- ton, via the old Klondike Trail, will begin June 28 and finish in Edmonton in time to join the Klondike Days Parade, July 18. Leaving from Peace River, the riders will follow the orig- inal Klondike Trail through the towns of Grouard, Fort Assini- boine, Barrhead, Camp Creek, Highridge. Busby. Morinville and St. "Albert. The main objective of the ride is the creation of publicity to make people across the province aware of the histori- cal trails in the community and RCMP activities. Persons wishing to join in the trail ride should contact Rod Roth, Box 897, Manning, Alber- ta. Peach production in the U.S. is second only to apple production among the de- ciduous fruits, with Cali- fornia producing almost half of the nation's crop. The peach is believed to have originated in China, and was brought to Europe from Persia by the Ro- mans.lt was introduced into Florida by the Spanish in the 1500s, The World Alma- nac says. Peaches are re- lated to the cherry, and almond. Copyright 197? Newspaper Aasa. This Saturday In Weekend Magazine THE ROYAL VISITS Heralding the arrival of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Weekend Magazine this Saturday presents an impressive full- color portfolio of all royal visits since 1951. I Summer Fun Shades A look at some of the sunglasses, visors, and hats that are sure to be smash hits with sun worshippers this summer. A Radical Remembers Jack Scott talks to Ian Adams about the protest movements of the 1930s. Keystone Action Andy O'Brien explains how Tim Foli, the Expos' great fielding shortstop, han- dles the violent action around second base. Yogurt and Cheese Margo's recipes for these great additions- to many dishes. [The Lethbridge Herald ;