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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 IITHBRIDGI HERAID Thursday, Junt 1973 Up and over Twelve-year-old Joan Pavan jumps her horse, turn- breck Ranger, on her father's farm, six. miles northeast of Lethbridge. She is preparing for the lighl horse competi- tion in the Lethbridge Exhibition Show Ring, July 9 to 12. WANTED Employment is urgently needed for hundreds of college, university, junior and senior high school students now available for work. Femals and male students are ready to fill every imaginable job opportunity for a day, a week, a month or all summer. Many of them must have a fob if they ore to con- tinue their schooling. Can you help? Contort the STUDENT MANPOWER CENTRE Across from Canada Manpower on 7th St. S. PHONE 327-2111 Teacher positions reduced in Halifax HALIFAX (CP) It's ap- parent that Nova Scotia is training more teachers each year than it needs to fill class- room vacancies. In the Halifax Dartmouth area there will be no need for new positions this fall and only about 200 plarfs opened by resignations, offi- cials say. In Halifax, 800 fewer stu- dents are expected to enter schools compared with last vScptember even with popula- tion growth in newly -annex- ed areas. Arthur Conrad, director of education in Halifax, says the teacher positions in the city will be reduced by about 80 next fall and only 125 vacan- cies are expected by resigna- tions. The city's education offi- cials have more than ap- plications for these 125 spots. Dartmouth has 890 teacher positions with 65 vacancies ex- pected through resignations. The city also has more than Annual Income on 5 year Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Fully guaranteed by Royal Trust for term of deposit. No fee or idling charge. r I I I I I I I subject la change Send me more information on Guaranteed Investment Receipts. 1 understand I am under no obligation. Phone-__ Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Trust S Royal Member Canada Deposit Insurance Corp. 740 4th Ave. South Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 328-5516 applications for posi- tions. MOST STAY PUT Education officials say far fewer teachers are moving around these days as com- pared with, say, five years ago when resignations from the Dartmouth staff totalled 225 out of a total of 890 teach- ers. About 60 per cent of the ap- plicants in the metro area are inexperienced new graduates and many are believed to have applied to :A >re than one school board in the province and others have sent applica- tions to other provinces. Halifax County, with about teachers, has about applicants for 80 posts. A spokesman says a few years ago it was not uncommon for the county to start a year with a shortage of 70 to 80 teachers. Provincial officials say many of this year's more than 1.100 graduating teachers will go on to higher education, take other jobs or try other professions. The emphasis now is turn- ing to specialist teachers for mentally and physically handicapped children. Girl Scouts have new merit badge PHILADELPHIA (AP) irl scouts 12 to 14 years eJc! are being told about sex, birth control and abortion in a pilot program here. Some protesting mothers feel the girls should tick to baking cookies. The controversy concerns a lew merit badge called To Be a Woman. It threatens to split Philadelphia's girl scout troops. Roman Catholics especially object to the badge, which has yet been approved nation- ally. The program attempts to give older scouts a batter under- standing of sexual intercourse, pregnancy, menstruation, ven- ereal disease, birth control, rape and abortion. PERMISSION NEEDED Parental permission is re- quired to participate in the pro- gram. But this doasn't satisfy critics. Jane Arnold of Suburban Wyncote says "To me a girl scout means baking cookies for the old ladies on Christmas. wa- tering the plants at the railroad station and taking nature hikes. These portray the right girl scout image to the public." She is the mother of five girls, two of them scouts. replies Muriel Lehman, president of the Phila- delphia Council, which has 000 scouts. "The badge supports women in the struggle for parity. For too long women have been ill- informed, timid, inactive or de- nied the opportunity to be truly active citizens." 'Harbinger' needs contributions from Southern Albertan writers By JOAKNA MORGAN Herald Staff Writer Blank pages 15u of them arc waiting to be filled by the poems, plays, graphics photo- graphs and short stories of Southern Albertans. The deadline is July 20 for submissions to Harbinger, an arts publication and Opportun- ities For Youth project based in Calgary, employing seven stu- dents from Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. Gerry Heibert, 17, the sole Lethbridge project member, is now editing contributions in his home at 1321 14th Ave. S. Under the OFY scheme last summer Mr. Heibert worked on. Local students named Two Lethbridge students have been named to the dean's list for the spring quarter at An- d r e w s University, Berrien Springs, Mich. Kenneth Hubbard. son of Mr. and Mrs, A. A. Hubbard, Box 921 and Lester Hands, son of Pastor and Mrs. Arthur Hands, 1906 19th St. S., both attend the Seventh-day Adventist School. Lester is a freshman music major and Kenneth is a senior pre-med student. Kenneth achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have a min- imum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and carry a minimum of 12 credits with no grade below B and no inconv pletes. ROBERTA HARRISON Coaldale girl learns French A Coaldale girl has been elec- ,ed to participate in a Sum- mer Language Bursary Pro- gram from July 2 to August 10. Roberta Harrison will attend Jakehead University in Thun- der Bay, Ont. where she will indertake a program in the French language. The federal government will underwrite the cost of the pro- gram with a bursary. another arts anthology, Around You. Both poems and prose were submitted by district writers, ranging from Grade 2 to col- lege-age. The oldest contribu- tor was a senior citi7en in her eighties. Work last year came from a varity of sources. John Senst, a football player with the Calgary Stampeders had several poems printed. A federal grant of is financing the project, A ering of Southern Alberta it- ing. With allotted to sum- mer salaries, the group's two high school students earn weekly. Five university stu- dents work for the government- Acceiit on Youth set wage of a week. .The use this year of photo- offset printing equipment en- sures a 'professional looking product" the editors said. Har- binger will be printed in Medi- cine Hat in late summer through an OFY project there, Press One. Press One has ar- ranged to print with the ment of Medicine Hat College. Hugh Anderson, a Calgary teacher working on the Har- binger told The Herald group will send its publication to publishers across Canada. Mr. Heibert said the book had two purposes. It will print local material for district read- ers. Also, the "five or six" good poets that may be discovered in the process will then have printed material to show when they submit work later to com- mercial publishers. Teachers form labor union By PAUL CARBRAY NELSON, B.C. (CP) At a small university tucked away in the Kcotenay area of south- eastern British Columbia, a group of teachers are em- barked on a course which might changa the face of uni- versity education across Can- ada. The teachers are members of the Faculty Association of Notre Dame University and were recently certified as a labor union for the purpose of collective bargaining on con- tracts with the university ad- ministration. Both sides have taken a tough stand in negotiations thus far and teacher groups and university adminis t r a- tions across Canada will be watching the outcome with in- terest. Notre Dame is a tiny uni- versity, perched on a hill ov- erlooking this city of It had fewer than 700 full-time students last year. It's not a rich university, re- ceiving fewer provincial gov- ernment grants than the three public universities in B.C., and it shows. School buildings are strictly functional, with several, including the library, nothing more than pre-fsSri- cated huts. A private university, al- though it has been chartered as a degree-granting institu- tion for several years, it made sn abortive attempt some years ago to achieve public status and increase its slice of government grants. It was stymied when the provincial government took no action. CERTIFIED AS UNION The university's faculty has had an association for a num- ber of years, but decided to apply for certification as a union late in 1972. The B.C. Labor Relations Board certi- fied the association as a union in April. The association ren- resents 44 teaching and li- brary staff. Marvin Singleton, a vice- president of the assaciMon and one of the guiding lights in the move to certify, said the faculty decided to become ONTARIO MEN PLAN ATLANTIC VOYAGE HALIFAX (CP) It can be difficult for supposed Central Canadian landlubbers plan- ning an ocean crossing on their own to get much sea-go- ing respect in this coaslal city. But that is In 2 least concern of three young Ontario men embarking on a two-year voy- age that will take them across the Atlantic and even- tually to the Mediterranean. "Actually, most people have been friendly and says Bill Hogg, 22, of Sault Sle. Marie who, along with Charles Ashbaugh, 23, of Kitchener and Roy Bennetto, 22, of Sarnia, is part-owner of the 50-foot yacht Cyclone. "There are a few who think TVC don't know what we're don't say any- thing, but you can sec it their ha says But now the curious and disbelieving stares of week- end boatmen who sail along the protective shores of die North West Arm hardly rate a return glance. Since acquiring the Lunen- burg, N.S.-built yacht in Octo- ber the trio have been "chipp- ing away at red tape" and the countless other obstacles such a voyage presents. Beginning in early May they began living on the ves- sel working full time to pre- pare the 40-year-old Cyclone for the journey. It has been almost two years since the former high school churns began meeting between university semesters to plan the trip. Now, sitting on the narrow deck of the mahogany- trimimed Cyclone, they are no closer to explaining their mo- tivation. "We sat around here one night discussing Mr. IT eg said. "We figured if no this gsneration ever did any- thing out of the ordinary what good would it be? "Everybody else gets out of college, gets a job at 22, gets married a year later, has a couple of kids and ends up di- at 30. He always wants to do what doing but he never gets tae chance." "I don't think it can be ex- Mr. Bennetto said. "Crossing the Atlantic is not the singular thing it use to be. I suppose it's just getting away from everything for a "Few people are willing to take two years out of their lives for something like this. You have to have a sense of adventure." unionized "in order to gain a few corners of labor legisla- tion." He said the new members of the faculty were the prime movers in the certification be- cause of what he called "un- fair labor practices" by the university administration. "Things that seemed natu- ral to the older staff" alarmed the newer faculty, Dr. Singleton said. "We came into what we thought was something ap- proaching a calamity situa- tion for tha faculty." Dr. Singleton said the uni- versity administration tended to run the faculty "on a pater- nalistic basis, which we find repellent." Average salary of teachers at UBC, he said, "must be close to a year higher than at Notre an-1 the university's board of jf rer- nors has in the past set salary levels without consultation with faculty, although there are faculty members on the board. Average annual faculty salary at the school is estimat- ed at about "The real burr under the saddle is that we are a good faculty, considering the pay he said. Dr. Singleton is also critical of the university's president, Cecil Kaller. "Dr. Kaller is rather openly and, from our point of view, inaccurately, disrespectful of his faculty and does not repre- sent the faculty's point of view at board meetings, as a president is supposed to do." He said 12 or 13 of the fac- ulty at the university still have no idea If they have a contract to teach at Notre Dame next term, calling it "an unprecedented situation." Dr. Kaller. however, said the university's financial situ- ation is the main reason for the contract problems. DEFENDS STAND Salaries are lower for Doth faculty and administration be- cause the university doesn't get as much money from the government as the public uni- versities, he said. "The faculty seemed to adopt a co-operative attitude in past years. There was a general understanding that what the university would give to faculty was what it could afford. "That attitude seems to have disappared. "We have in the past at- tempted to make as good a salary settlement as we could arrange under the circum- stances." 'Dr. Kaller said teachsrs were offered an 8i4-peiS5ent salary increase retroactive to July 1, 1972 on a new con- tract, all the university board felt it could afford. "We receive only half the money of other institutions and no one is really starv- he said. But Dr. Singleton said the university is attempting to make the faculty responsible for its financial shortocimngs. BARGAINING STALLED "T h e y 'r e making people miserable because they don't have large classes of profitable he said. "This university is just in the last vestiges of an authoritarian regime, which most of the faculty resents." Meanwhile, Allan Child, president of the association, says attempts to bargain col- lectively with the board have been stymied. "Although the board of gov- ernors had agreed to collec- tive bargaining, attempts to reach an agreement were Dr. Child said. The faculty wants to act in harmony with the students, administration and the provin- cial government, he said, but the attitude of the board of governors is making it unpufc- sible. The administration claims attempts have been made to take part in collective bar- gaining and says the faculty is making "attempts to vilify the board and the administra- tion of the university." Students go east These Grade 11 Kate Andrews High School students have been selected to take part in an exchange program to Eastern Canada this summer, sponsored by the Cana- dian Council of Christians and Jews. Cathy Hovarth (left) and Rosanna Slemko will spend two weeks with a family in Gaspe Peninsula, Que. They will return with two girls from that area who will spend two weeks living in Coaldale. German exchange program accepts 2 LCI graduates Two Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute graduates will be spend- ing seven weeks in Germany vacationing one week and working six. Linda Byrne and Patricia O'Connell have been chosen to the area on a travel md exchange program sponsor- ed by the Trans-Canada Alli- ance of German Canadians. They the first students from Lethbridge to be chosen for this program and will leave for Germany today and return September 1. The girls will be paid for their work in Germany. Patri- cia will work at a hotel in Kirn and Linda will be employ- ed in a hotel in Dinkelsbuhl. Both girls have a working knowledge of the German lan- guage. ;