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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, March 14, 1974 Herald- Youth Army cadets prepare for inspection 'Hard-hat9 Barbara enjoys engineer's job SARNIA. Ont. (CP) "I've never been programmed to think there was anything I couldn't said Barbara Kitchen, pretty, dimpled 22- year-old, who is the first woman engineer to be hired by Imperial Oil Limited's engineering division here. This division does design work tor all Imperial refineries in Canada On her desk in the research building is a slide rule which she operates with alacrity and efficiency. An odd time she goes out to the "field" the refinery, and here she wears jeans, a jacket and a hard-'hat. "In the job I'm doing there's no heavy physical she said. "And in the field it's mostly look and see." She graduated from University of Toronto last spring one of two women in a class of 53 in chemical engineering and started with Imperial in July. She had applied to Imperial Oil and had had a pre screening and on-campus interview, then at a later date she received a phone call from Sarnia, and she flew in for a personal interview with Ralph Routledge, manager of the division. During the interview, Mr. Routledge asked Barbara what she would expect to contribute as a woman and as an engineer and she replied that she didn't know whether she could contribute anything different as a woman than she could if she were a man, but that she enjoyed chemical engineering and she'd like to take a crack at the job. If you ask Barbara what she works in, she'll reply: "I work IP design." This answer isn't any different from that of the male engineers. Barbara worked one summer for Ontario Hydro at the Bruce nuclear power development near Kincardine. Her supervisor phoned the shift man and told him that his engineer had arrived and he would bring her over. The field man almost leaped through the phone. he said. "I was a process technician or she said of "that job, and a few of the fellows did a double take when s'he passed Eventually they got used to a gal on the job. She said she feels that today industry is taking a long look at the other 50 per cent of the population as an untapped source of work and talent. Barbara had a friend from Yugoslavia who told her that 60 per cent of the graduates in chemical engineering in that country were women. "However, that's just she said, "but all indications are that European countries seem more liberal." What does a busy engineer do to unwind in off-hours9 "I love to sew and knit." WE MAKE IT EASY AT STORES Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S, Phone 327-8548 By KATH1E MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer If you hear rifles being fired or see foot soldiers marching up your street or sight a cannon out in the middle of a field, don't worry, you're not being invaded. Members of the local Royal Canadian Army Cadets are sprucing up their drills and skills for the annual inspection, a province wide competition among cadets. A cadet liaison officer from Edmonton and a local dignitary will judge various events including gymnastics, calisthenics, foot and rifle drills and a firing demonstration of a howitzer at Kenyon Field May 28. The inspection also provides a means of evaluating the success of the cadet program and allows parents and other interested residents to see what the cadets are learning. Bob Faulds, assistant training instructor, says 35 cadets are enrolled but the program is designed to accommodate training for 75 to 80 cadets. The program is open to anyone between the ages jof 13 and 19 who is not a member of any other cadet organization, is physically fit and approved by the commanding officer. Lieut. Faulds says the cadets are taught citizenship and leadership and learn map using, instructional techniques, small arms safety and drill. They also participate in various tours, to other bases and to museums. The culmination of the training year is two to six weeks at summer camp for up to cadets. He says local junior cadets attend the Vernon, B.C. camp during the summer months. Each cadet receives spending money for the duration of camp. Optional subjects for the cadets are band training, communications, first aid, driver education, recreational rifle shooting and photography, depending on the availability of qualified instructors. The instructors include a commanding officer, supply officer, administration officer, training instructor, and three officer cadets. Lieut. Faulds says the corps is trying to get more top cadets to stay on and teach. As it is, senior cadets do most of the teaching with assistance from the officers. The army cadets are affiliated with the Lethbridge 20th Field Battery and sponsored jointly by the Canadian Legion and Army Cadet League of Canada. "When the cadets are through the program, some go on to the militia, some go straight into the Canadian Armed Forces while others return to he says. I District youths win prizes at annual seed fair A number of Lethbridge district youths received recognition at the Youth Seed Fair, held in conjunction with the Alberta Youth Achievement Fair in Calgary. Leroy Lyczewski, 13, of Bow Island, placed second in the Canada Western spring wheat class and was named reserve grand champion in that class. Ten-year-old Sherri Deurloo of Granum was second in the spring wheat category, sixth in the oats class and 12th in two-row barley. Grant Deurloo, 13, of Granum, won fourth place in spring wheat, second in Duram wheat and received merit for his two-row barley samples. Eleven-year-old Jim Deurloo also of Granum was fifth in spring wheat, third in winter wheat and received merit for his samples of two- row barley. Marie Gross. 14, of Pincher Creek, was sixth in grass seed, fourth in rapeseed and received merit for her samples of two-row barley. Peter J. Gross, 18, ot Pincher Creek, was eighth in rapeseed and received merit for his samples of spring wheat. Perry Luchia, 15. of Nobleford, placed 12th in the spring wheat-Category. In the rapeseed category, Albert Gross, placed third, Barbara J. Gross, was fifth, Mary J. Gross, sixth, Mike J. Gross, eighth, and Martin Gross, ninth. All live in Pincher Creek. Hamilton tournament Hamilton Junior High School will host the first annual invitational tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Hamilton Hornets and Paterson Tigers will meet top teams from Taber, Claresholm, Raymond, Redcliffe, Magrath and Cardston. The consolation game will be played at 6 p.m. with the championship immediately following. Science fair Nearly 75 projects will be displayed at the Exhibition Pavilion March 23 and 24 for the Lethbridge Regional Science Fair. "We have received entries from Pincher Creek to Medicine Hat, Brooks, Taber and Milk River. It will truly be a regional says John Dormaar. chairman of the science fair committee. INSTALLED torthefamous ftrcsfone STRATO-STREAK E78-14 Black wall WHITEWALLS ONLY MORE! This wide 78" series tire is a truly superb replacement choice. Four tough plies of proven Nylon strength, and computer- engineered tread provide long mileage and excellent Iracfon on wet pavement. >xl CHECK THE LOW PRICE FOR YOUR SEE! SIZE BLACKWALl WHITEWAIL P78 14 S28 80 53080 G78-14 30 10 32 10 H78 1-5 31 95 33 95 F78 15 28 80 3080 G 78-15 30 1O 32 id H78-15 31 95 33 95 JACK NICKLAUS 801F BALLS Ask Andy winner Ten-year-old Annette Fedor glances through her new encyclopedia collection she won through the Ask Andy contest, her question was: how did the warthog get its name? Annette is a Grade student at Allan Watson School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Fedor, 2836 6th Ave. S. Car industry attractive to many Japanese grads TOKYO (AP) Hirai is an ambitious 18-year-old getting ready to graduate from high school and join his new family Japan's biggest car-maker. He is like thousands of young Japanese graduating this month and going to work in a company. They will be treated like a new member of OFY deadline Friday Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The closing date for 1974 Opportunities for Youth grant applications is Friday, but by early this week OFY headquarters here had received only 57 applications. OFY officials are not alarmed. Even though there were 11.230 applications made in time last year, a spokesman said, the bulk of them didn't arrive until the last minute. He expects the same last- minute rush this year. He denied that the low num- ber of applications received so far means there is a decline in interest among young people this year of the much- cnlicized federal program, even though the budget has been cut from million last year to million. The total only includes applications sent in from regional OFY offices the family in a spirit of unity that seems to spur Japanese to work so hard. For young Japanese like Hirai. there is no such thing as unemployment. Even with the energy crisis there are more than three jobs for each high school graduate, says the government. "I'll continue working for Toyota Motor Co. until I retire." says Hirai. "I joined Toyota because they are the biggest car-maker in Japan. Hirai will leave his family's home here and move into a dormitory at Toyota's main plant about 220 miles southwest of Tokyo. He will earn about a month to start and will get bonuses equal to at least four months' salary. The room will cost him about 96 a month and meals another to a month. His salary will go up on a strict seniority system, with a special allowance if he becomes a section chief. But if he doesn't attain any special position his salary for perhaps the next 35 years will be the same as others with the same education who entered the company this spring. The company's health-care plan will protect Hirai. The company also will provide his recreation, present him with a wedding gift and other presents when his children are born. There is a fair chance he will raise his family in a company owned, low-rent home. Jobs are guaranteed in Japan's business world and there is very little chance that he will be fired or laid off even if business is bad. In exchange for this total security. Toyota will demand unquestioning loyalty, respect for authority and hard work about the same a father anywhere might expect from his son. A labor ministry official says unemployment in Japan is about one per cent. Socreds plan youth seminar A youth seminar will be sponsored by the Alberta Social Credit Party April 20 for interested persons up to 23 years of age. The Lethbridge seminar will cover topics of current interest, and participants will be allowed time to express views. Those in attendance will have cost and transportation arranged. Farther information may be obtained by contacting the local Social Credit constituency executive, Lethbridge West, Gerald at 327-3264, Halvar Holt at 327-9825 or Douglas Paterson at 327-2339. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By ELIZABETH ROBISON Kate Andrews High School, Coaldale It seems to me that schools, especially high schools, are just too obsessed with competition today. Sure, competition is good, and man could not survive and grow without it, but when it starts to take the fun out of life, and school is a major part of your life if you are attending it regularly, it begins to become not worth it. Why should we bat out our brains and bodies just to look conceited in someone else's eyes? Whatever happened to the good old one-room schoolhouse days when the schoolhouse was practically the centre of the "community? The highlight of the year would be the school pageant, and everyone pitching in would be satisfied with what they were supposed to do. Now we go through bitterness and lost friends, fighting over who would be better for the part in the play, and in the end everything is spoiled. AH the fun is taken out of it anyway. The latest craze now is musicals. A major affair that every high school in Lethbridge has tried out at least once, many making it an annual project. I've heard many complaints about schools beginning to compete with each other to see which one could put on the biggest and fanciest production, attract more people, and run the longest. Is that really the spirit of the thing? It seems to me that a school play used to be an exercise in drama. Just a one-, or even three-act play that was perhaps staged in the school auditorium, for the benefit of the interested public, and the excitement of the kids doing it. Now it must be a major musical, one that only adults should be seen in. and it involves almost every other department in the school from English to electronics. It must be staged in a big theatre so that everyone can come, and the success or failure of it is determined by how many tickets are sold. Well, it sure is fun for the students participating, but is it even comparable to those days when our parents were going to school? Classes and teachers both get bogged down by the strain, and effort to achieve what is expected of them. Each production must be bigger and brighter than the last Glory seems to be what is on everyone's mind. We seem to be trying to compete with, and outdo ourselves as well as everyone else, but in my opinion we are just making fools of ourselves trying. SURPRISE SALE! 45 RPM RECORDS Many just off the hH parade all Pops, country ft western, jan. 4 record pack a 5.16 value. ONLY LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount Theatre Btdg. and labels. 50 Phone 327-2272 ;