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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, June 22, 1974 'Parents must be in on ground floor of sex education project' By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer There is the man who undressed in the closet before going to bed with his wife, the university student who was shocked to learn cellophane was not an effective birth control measureand the teacher who was embarrass- ed to have a pregnant girl attend her high school classes. For more than 20 years, Robert Dwyer has listened to such cases of sexual ignorance that plague many people and he has tried to do something about it. The only effective method of combating the lack of sexual knowledge in society today, the University of Lethbridge Sociology professor believes, is to introduce sex educa- tion into the schools, beginning at the kindergarten level if necessary. But he has found over the years the introduction of sex education into schools is no easy task. While teaching sex education at Missoula University, Dr. Dwyer was one of many peo- ple who attempted to provide Montana youngsters with more knowledge of sex and saw their efforts thwarted by the bitter controversy that evolved with each attempt. People feared sex education in schools was simply the first step to the development of a society that condones promiscuity. However. Dr. Dwyer says he finds it "interesting" that some of the people who op- posed the sex education programs are now seeing some merit in them. It is obvious that something has to be done to prevent unwanted pregnancies, por- nography as the source of information people turn to satisfy their curiosity about sex and frustrating marital experiences, he main- tains. The only remaining disagreement about sex education in schools among the majority of people is how and when the sexual knowledge should .be provided to school age children. From his past experience with the instruc- tion of sex education, Dr. Dwyer has developed some ideas on how it should be introduced into the classroom. First, all sex education programs should be developed with the participation of parents and the community. Before the program is offered to students, parents should have the opportunity to review its content. Sex education, he believes, should also be incorporated into a program that deals with all aspects of family and social life. Including religion in the family (especially inter-faith economics of family life, selec- tion of a marriage partner and the necessity of good communications with family and friends. Sex education should not be isolated from other aspects of family living because it then takes on an air of mystery. Students begin to joke and giggle about it. He suggests sex education classes should be coed to prevent distortion of the content of the program by male and female students during after-class discussions. The key to the introduction of family life education into schools, according to Dr. Dwyer, is the teacher. Ultimately, he prefers to have sex and family life education included with other sub- jects so it can be dealt within the context of other teachings at any time during the school day. But to be able to answer questions about sex and the family as they surface during the study of such subjects as social studies and chemistry, teachers must receive special instruction themselves at the university level. Dr. Dwyer is not one of the sex education advocates who feels the sex education should be totally under the jurisdiction of the school administrators and teachers. "Parents should be concerned about who is teaching it." The education of parents should be one of the first considerations of program planners when attempting to establish family life education in schools, he said. The planners "should even go door to door" if necessary, he added. Sex education, Dr. Dwyer believes, should be taught in the home or in the church. However, since many parents are not providing their children with the knowledge and many youngsters do not attend church programs, schools are the only outlet where most young people can be reached. To effectively teach it in the school today, teachers must be provided with special fami- ly life education workshops that offer at least six weeks intensive training, he says. Most teachers did not receive adequate training in that field of instruction at the university they attended, he adds. Dr. Dwyer shakes his head at the predica- ment society is in today. Man can construct a complex bomb but can't manage to teach his children to understand their bodies, he says. Forty Mile tax rate 74 mills FOREMOST (Staff) When County of Forty Mile residential ratepayers pay their taxes this year, they will be able to submit an applica- tion for a 29-mill credit on the mill rate of 74, set by council Friday. Residential taxpayers get the 29-mill credit because the provincial government is pick- ing up the tab for the School Foundation Program. But commercial ratepayers will pay the full amount. this means residential property owners and family farm operations are paying 22 mills for the school requisition and 23 mills for municipal pur- poses. The mill rate for power and pipelines (levied on com- panies involved) is 19 mills, up two from last year. Last year's tax rates were: school tax, 20.72, and municipal. 22.78. The total tax levy will be this year, up from 1973. Councillors expressed some confusion over the School Foundation Program. County ratepayers are ex- periencing an easing of their tax burden because last year there was a item for a seed cleaning plant. This year council decided to go slow on the purchase of firefighting equipment and set up a reserve fund. Council has been saving for the past two years for com- puterized office equipment and now has in this reserve fund. Friday council added another to this special savings account. Brooks plant to provide 60 to 70 jobs Ready for cutting A line of carcasses in cooler at new million Lakeside Packers Co. plant. Proposed provincial tax probe dies swiftly PHILIPS 12CUP AUTOMATIC COFFEE MAKER Filter system. Brews 12 five oz. cups of coffee in less than 10 minutes Never boils so it's never bitter. Holds coffee at perfect serving temperature. Hea! resistant, dishwasher proof glass container. 50 standard disposable paper filters included. Retail 44 95 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN By D'ARCY RICARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST Coun. Frank Romeike of Seven Persons told his colleagues on the County of Forty Mile council Friday that an accountant should be hired to probe the provincial tax picture. He said the province is holding the purse strings on 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 money that actually comes out of the pockets of the peo- ple in places like the County of Forty Mile. "What bothers said Coun. Romeike. "is all these generous grants we are getting from the government which we initially pay." He said the trend of local government involves the province collecting taxes and giving out grants. He implied this puts the municipalities in a lesser role. But Coun. William George McFall of Etzicom said the county could be getting more back per capital than it is putting in. "I think you are way out in left field. Frank." said Coun. McFall. "I hate to say it." he added. Coun. Romeike said. "We actually don't amount to a hill AIR COMPRESSORS TonV Mounted Mounted Air Cooled Water Cooled OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236-36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the 'OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY. LLOYDS, PIONEER, NORESCO. and other malm ot ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 You ANGLO PHOTO SCHVICt DIPT. 419 SlhSlrtel South Phone 328-0575 of beans. We carry cap in hand and depend on the generosity of the people above us. Coun. Romeike said country residents are paying in provincial income taxes: in gasoline taxes for automobile consumption alone; for car and truck licences: and in requisitions on the county, according to his figures. This totals. "or just short of paying all the services with all the grants with our own money." he said. He suggested the county- should levy taxes which would be "income tax But Coun. McFall said if the county is getting more back in grants than it is paying out in all taxes, "then we don't need to hire an accountant." Coun. Romeike wasn't con- vinced. He said the province takes in million in oil revenue and he pays out in provincial income tax. "Just how valid is our com- plaining about he asked. The councillor from Seven Persons may never find out. Council decided to file his presentation. Poundkeeper says he's not out to get Spot Jones The city poundkeeper says he's not out to get Spot Jones but he'll pick the dog up or have his owner charged if the dog is at large. Poundkeeper Glenn Anderson says he can't make an exception in Spot's case. Spot is the dog who accompanies city letter Carriers on their routes. His owner. Bob Jones was fined S20 and cost in provincial court this week for having a dog at large. Mr. Jones says he's going to continue to let Spot accompany the mailmen. Mr. Anderson says Mr. Jones was charged because the pound was unable to pick up Spot. Province encourages keeping ewe lambs In an effort to increase Alberta's sheep breeding flock numbers, the provincial government will pay producers for every female lamb kept this fall. L.R. Jensen of Magrath. chairman of the Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission, told The Herald the incentive grant will encourage producers to keep lambs. Instead of selling the ewe lambs this fall for record prices, the producers will be SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S1SO Insulted Phone 328-2176 FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI. 1922 PHONE 327-4MS E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHIWDGE DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324-9th St. S. Phone 32S-1771 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS (24 Moor We ti'OvOt labte place wlTh eath FREE PARKING ATTENTION VOLVO OWNERS BE PROUD OF YOUR VOLVO Have expert technicians service and maintain your car using the lalesl in electronic equipment and original Volvo parts that are unconditionally guaranteed 1or 1 full year regardless o1 mileage. Come in and see us tor all your car care needs at SHORT STOP AUTO LTD 6 Ave. Street S. Phone 32V-o1vo 328-6586 By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer BROOKS Canada's newest meat packing plant was opened today, further ex- panding the Lakeside Farm Industries Ltd. livestock operation in this irrigation centre 90 miles north of Lethbridge. Jim Wilfley, president of Lakeside Farm Industries, told the Herald Friday that planning and engineering studies on the million development started in 1971. Construction started Feb. 19 and the first cattle were processed through the plant today. Incorporating square feet of floor space across the TransCanada Highway from Lakeside Feeders Ltd.. which is the largest feedlot in Canada and boasts a capacity of 25.000 head, Lakeside Packers employs 60 to 70 workers in all phases of work. Mr. Wilfley said the plant will sell about million dollars worth of dressed meat annually. The addition of the packing plant brings the total number of employees in Lakeside Farm Industries to 130 with an annual payroll of million. Processed beef is being shipped to all parts of Canada, including the Montreal market served by the two largest packing plants in Lethbridge. able to keep them for future production to help meet the needs of the Lamb Processors Co-op Ltd. plant scheduled for completion in Innisfail this vear. Cwttttod DenUI MechMMc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL UN. PHONE M7-2IM Mitsubishi Ltd. of Tokyo, which last year bought an interest in Lakeside Farm In- dustries, will be a sales outlet to Japan for meat and by- products as the opportunity becomes available, said Mr. Wilfley. The actual packing plant is separated from the main of- fice building by a long cor- ridor. Mr. Wilfley said this allows limited odors to be kept from the office staff. In the office portion, Canada department of agriculture inspectors, secretaries coffee rooms, shower facilities and clerking personnel are super- vised by plant manager John (Mac) McKinnon and plant superintendent Fred Duxbury. Head cattle buyer is Richard Cosby. In the processing plant, cat- tle are penned prior to being led into the killing area. As the animals are killed, they are hung on hooks attached to an endless track which carries them to the cooking storage area. With a capacity of 450 head per day in the main work shift. Lakeside Packers has one of the largest killing floors in Alberta. Mr. Wilfley said a second shift is now being operated. It can boost production to about 600 head per day. Without expanding the cool- ing and freezing capacity, that is about the total the plant can handle in one dav. MOVING? Mr. Cliff Black, of the Black Dental Lab in the city has been accepted by the Swissident Foundation of Glendale, Cal.. for a course of study in improved denture construction. Mr. Black will be at the foundation from June 23 to June 29. The Foundation was established by a Switzerland firm for research in design and construction of artificial dentures. ______ CALL OWEN -AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES SPECIAL Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN Chicken Chow Mein Sweet and Sour Spareribt Deep Fried Shrimps. Breaded or Pineapple Chicken Chicken Fried Rice ALL FOB ONLY 4 75 Delivered to Your Hot! OPEN WEEKDAYS A.M. TO 2 A.M. NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M. PHONE THE 327-0240 327-2297 LOTUS Across From The CPR Depot ;