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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, March 5, 1971 CONFUSING?-Mrs. Diane Miedema, steno-reservations clerk with the AMA, displays, among other things, two sets of licence plates with three plates each instead of two. If would appear the inmates of Fort Saskatchewan jail, who make the plates, are having their fun this year in o different way. Problems are reported throughout the province this yeor, the first time an overseer has been appointed to see that there are no problems. Problems pop up on licence front By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer The inmates at Fort Sas katchewan jail, who make Alberta licence plates, are likely having a good chuckle now while licence plate issuers are getting somewhat frustrated. There is an overseer at the jail.this year for the first time, supposedly to make sure that everything runs smoothly. May lie the inmates resent this overseer or are just trying to see how much they can get by his nosB. In any event there are li cence plate problems throughout the province this year. "I've never seen anything like this before," says John Rhodes, manager of the local branch of the Alberta Motor Association. There's been quite a mixup in plates' this year, he says. In the first week of sales the AMA has received: two sets of plates with identical numbers; two sets containing three plates each; two sets with just one plate each; two sets with JE (Medicine Hat letters) instead of JD which designates Lethbridge AMA plates (but tlie number series of the JE plates were missing for the JD plates and a phone call to Medicine Hat showed they were not missing any plates); and so far the AMA here has been short one set. Strict control is maintained on all sets and every error must be reported. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dentol Mechanic Metropolitan BIdg. 328-4095 Boxes in which the plates are placed have been misnum-bered. It appears as though the inmates are having Qieir fun. Plate stamping is not done automatically. A manual press is used, so automation cannot be blamed. Several other communities have beai experiencing similar difficulties. So far the AMA hasn't received any of the usual notei; which have been enclosed with the plaites in the past, such as: "Help_ I'm being held prisoner" or "l" was framed" but Mr. Rhodes expects they will be showing up soon. The local motor vehicles branch is doing considerably better than the AMA. So far. they've only missed one set of plates in a series'. No other problems, yet. JASAL week called for March 21-27 Mayor Andy Anderson has proclaimed March 21-27 as Junior Achievement Week in Lethbridge. He said Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, Lethbridge, is a voluntary organization of citizens promoting training and knowledge in our community, pro\ance and country. Mayor Anderson is asking all citizens to lend their interest, support and co-operation in making the week successful. JUST ARRIVED: For Pipe Smokers . . . Another Shipment of Famous Leonard Payne Pipes With every Leonard Payne Pipe you get an English roll up tobacco pouch and a package of your favorite tobacco with our compliments. See the entire selection at your friends and your dealers at Marcel's Smoke Shop 740 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-0146 Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. SEE THE NEW LEONARD PAYNE DRI KULE CLASSIC With its own built-in condenser. No more wet smokes. No tar. No "Guk." Remember, with Payne Canadian Pipes you never ever pay for any repairs. BUY CANADIAN BUY LEONARD PAYNE Unemployment payments said no cost to taxpayer Unemployment payments for i collected during llie peak em-reguiarly unemployed workers i ployment time of the war soon have never cost the Oanadian taxpayer five cents, said George Home, du^ctor of political education for the Canadian Labor Congress. Speaking to the Lethbridge and District Labor Council's education institute Tljursday, Mr. Home said the money for unemployment insurance was raised initially from 1941 on a basis of 50 cents from the workers, 50 cents from the employer and 20 cents plus administration costs from government. "Since started, the employers and employees have paid in about $5 billion and there has been about $5 billion paid out," he said. "The government's total paid in has amounted to about $1 biUion and from this total, seasonal unemployment benefits have amounted to about $1 billion. "The only out-of-pocket money from the taxpayers has been for administration of the plan." He said about $900 million Dog licence clampdown Lethbridge dog-catcher, Glenn Anderson, said Friday he will be out patrolling, looking for unlicenced dogs. Mr. Anderson said dog .licences for this year came due Jan. 2. The licaices are available at the police station. The charge for a male or spayed female dog is' $3; the charge for an unspayed female is $10. Dogs found without licences or running at large will be taken to the city pound in the riverbottom area. The owners of the animals will be sent $5 penalty tickets. "No warning tickets will be issued," said Mr. Anderson. Dogs with no identification must be kept at the pound for 72 hours before they may be sold or disposed of. went when the war was over. "Then there was not enough contribution to provide for all unemployment insurance White Paper 'desif^ned^ to confuse The minister of labor's white paper on unemployment benefits Thursday was termed "something designed to confuse people involved with unemployment." George Home director of political education for the Canadian Labor Congress, addressing an education institute in the Lethbridge Labor Club, said it must have been prepared by the best public relations people in Canada. "According to the paper, it solves all the problems. Just try to use the solutions mentioned and they just don't work," he said. Mr. Home pointed out some of the changes in the unemployment benefits if the white paper is put into effect. An additional 1,160,000 Canadians will be covered by unemployment insurance, including; federal, provincial and municipal employees, teachers, hospital workers, nurses, professional athletes and members of the armed forces. He said this will bring the total work force paying into the unemployment fund to 6,500,-000. The minimum wage to be earned before deduction for the fund will be increased to $25 per week from $20, with the maximum amount collected increasing to $100 per week from $53. The employer will have to pav his share. There will no longer by any seasonal benefits, previously paid by government. Sick pay will be mcreased to 15 weeks after the two week waiting period and women employees will be allowed nine weeks sick pay before, and six weeks sick pay after any child buth. money. This is when the government said it would pay for seasonal unemployment benefits." Mr. Home said the accusations by Prime Minister Tru-deau that labor is greedy are not true. "If this were so, we shouldn't worry about social security. We would negotiate and make the employer pay. "When you take Isixir away from the collective bargaining process and put issues in the hands of the legislative assemblies, the worker has to pay. Tliis is vriiat happened with the health plan and pension plan." Workers said taxation scapegoat . Income tax brings the government about $5 billion dollars a year, George Home, political education director for the Canadian Labor Congress told a gathering in the Labor Club Thursday. SpeaMng to the education institute sponsored by the Lethbridge and District Labor CouncQ, Mr. Home said it costs' governments on the three levels about $27 billion to run the country. "Where does the rest of the money come from?" Mr. Home said 51.5 per cent of the people in Canada earn less than 25 per cent of the income. "Another 25 per cent of population earns about 25 per cent of the income, leaving 50 per cent of the inccTie in tJie hands of only 25 per cent of the people. "The average income in Canada is about $5,000, which means an income tax payment of $727 per year." He said the government doesn't worry about the high pay sector of the coimtry like the doctors and lawyers because there aren't enough of them. "It is tlie working class where all the money comes from. "Government is better off to tax the working class with 4,300,000 members a small amount than to tax the rich workers more. They get more money this way." Peggy Wray prepares for fifth blood donation Girl who had heart surgery helps topple blood quota By RIG SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Peggy Wray, 20, a lab technician at the Lethbridge Mimici-pal Hospital, donated her fifth pint of blood at the March Red Cross blood donors clinic just completed, to help topple the quota of 950 pints. The final day at the clinic Thursday brought in 298 pints, bringing the total to 1,130 pints for the three-day clinic - the best since 1964. Five pmts may not sound IMce a lot of donations when five men at the clinic liad re- Leurning, working and living equal activities \ew rhythm of life stressed By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer EDMONTON - Albertans and all Canadians, must become accustomed to a "new rhythm of life" in which learn-mg, working and living are thought of as constant, equal activities. This is the general tone of a preliminary report from the Worth Commission on educational planning lifelong education task force, discussed here Thursday at a special seminar attended by 150 Albertans. Hayden Roberts, associate in the University of Alberta's extension education department and a task force member, told the delegates education was important "from early child-Iw'od to death. "If technologiclal, organizational and social change are going to be our way of hfe, if more and more of us are going to have shorter working lives and' longer leisure li'ves, if more of us aa-e going to live I'cnger, if personal and indi-dual growth is something that doesn't end at the end of our adolescence, if participating in our social _ political and economic activities is desirable, then we have to look at education as an integral part of our whole lives," he said. Planning and programming of lifelong education must happen at the local level, he said, where it can be responsive to the needs of the community. The aims of education should be to enable individual freedom, human creativeness, variety in human life. Maximum opportunity for everyone to participate m all aspects of life and "to work for the common good." While these must be started in chlHhood, he said, where the child must be taught how to learn as well as being taught facts, they must also be retained m the education an adult takes part in. "Adult education, as it is now, is really a kind of remedial exercise trying to make up for deficieocies of what went on in the person" earHer life," Mr. Roberts said. "We should now be looking at how to predispose the child from the beginning of his education to want to live freely and to go on learning." Walter H. Kaasa, director of the Alberta cultm-al development branch, and a task force member said the task force was critical of tlie present education system because it is unrealistic. He said today's schools are wrong because of 'the tradi- Water resources branch may change departments The water resources branch of the department of agriculture will be transferred to the new department of the environment if third and final reading is approved by the Alberta legislature in session at the present time. Reg Bailey, director of water resources for the province, would continue as director and transfer to the new department. Rumors have had it that Mr. Bailey was leaving the Alberta government and going to work for the new environment department being established by the federal government under the present Fisheries Minister Jack Davis. The Alberta environment bill has now bad two readings by the legislature and it is expected that it wUl be passed witli few, if any pi-oblems, and be in force by April 1. Cadet news Members of No. 2296 Army Cadet Corps w^ill parade Tuesday in the Lethbridge armory at Kenyon Field accordmg to training orders issued by Capt. N. E. Price, commanding officer. Fall-in time will be 7:30 p.m. Transportation is laid on. RCSCC Chinook Corps No. 50 will have rifle practice at the RCMP rifle range Satiu-day at 10:30 a.m. Commanding officer Lt. Zook said there will be no work paily at the ship Saturday. tional way in which we have viewed students as unaK>re-dative, undisciplined and need-mg forceable socialization, because of our becoming subject specialist oriented, because we require conformity in students, and because we expect teachers to asstmie a traditional role, which causes conflict with many personalities." He said counselling is destined to become much more important in schools than it already is, and in the next few years school counsellors will asjsist everyone in the community with theu- plans for leisure and job retraining education pa-ograms. And, students taking programs must have substantial say in their development, since education programs must reflect the personal needs of the individual. Lifelong education must start offering regular programs in the creative and performing arts, liberal education, human and family life education, community development, public affairs education and vocational training, Mr. Kaasa said. Education must also start utilizing all types of media resources, particularly television, such as the "open university" system m which television programs, correspondence lessons and assignments, annual summer schools and full-time university faculty provide education to the most remote part of the country. Task force member Allen des Champs, director of adult education in the Calgary public school district, suggested substantial changes must be made in attitudes towai-ds education and education fmance. He said many changes recommended by the task force wodd not cost mare money, since they would be re-allocation of resomces. However, the foundation grants program under which all Alberta grade 1 to 12 education is financed must be changed, he said, so it will allow adults to return to school without having to assume much of the cost themseJcves'. At present foundation grants are providied only for students under 21 years of age. Mr. des Champs said this age restriction should be removed and more money made available. Pi'ivate business should also aissure more of the cost of continuing education, he said, in terms of actual money and also in terms of allowing regular paid educational leave for all employees, providmg qualified counselling and preparing employees for their retirement. The Public in invited to meet with the City Council to discuss matters pertaining to Civic Affairs. Any person interested in making statements to or asking questions of Council may appear at a Public Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Monday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. John Geria City Clerk ceived 50-donation scrolls, bui when the fifth pmt was donated seven years after open heart surgery, it takes on a new light. In 1964, doctors at the Edmonton University Hosni-tal scheduled an operation for Peggy to correct a heart defect caused at birth when the wall between the left and right auricle of the heart failed to grow. The operation was successful. The doctors installed ' an elastic membrane between the upper chambers of her heart to make the pumpinig action of Ijie heart complete. With the knowledge that a large quantity of blood would I>e needed in the operation the Edmonton Red Cross asked its Lethbridge branch to get about 30 pmts of blood to extend the general supply of blood in the bank. A special clinic was set up in Lethbridge and Peggy's family and friends turned out to give more blood than was requested. When Peggy entered hospital, the blood from Lethbridge was already in the supply '/ank of Red Cross. When the heart-lung machine was ready, 18-20 pints of blood was taken from the supply to fill the machine which took the place of Peggy's heart while the doctors performed the sun'gery. "Peggy said she never thought much about giving blood until one day her school class was leavmg to donate to the Bloody Cup in Calgary. "I was old enough then so I went. I never even thought about asking a doctor," she said. Smce then, she has learned the doctor who performed heart surgery for her was pleased she was donating blood. Her reason for donating? Simple. "At work in the lab, I realize the shortage of blood supplies and the importance of bleed to medicine. "Also there is a feeling of thankfulness on my part that there is an organization like Red Cross to collect blood free for all people. It's just terrific." DISASTER RELIEF Between Jan. 1 and June 30, 1970, the Canadian Red Cross had donated $90,000 to areas struck by such disasters as earthquakes, droughts and floods. The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE We're celebrating our Drop in and help us celebrate ... try our many delicious and tempting foods. Don't miss out on our specials! Cooked Ham Best in Town. Regular 1.49. SPECIAL, lb. . 1 .29 Dry Batteries Tranistor or Flashlight. Sizes AA, C and D. Reg. 35c each SPECIAL 2-49'' Popp;;r.�'�:':'":'T-��":4,..99c (PLUS DEPOSIT) Pop 10-oz. bottles ........... 6 bottles 57c (PLUS DEPOSIT) Herrinq Fillets 6%-oz. tins #> A A.. Reg. 45c ........................ 0 for TvC OPEN From 10 a.m. to 12 Midnight, MONDAY thru SATURDAY EPICURE FINE FOODS & DELICATESSEN "FINE FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD" Next Door to the New Self Serve Liquor Store ;