Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Letkbridge Herald FOURTH SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, March Pages 33-40 Over 1300 entries Festival gets boost from concert bands Band lovers will get their fill of music at the 44th annual Lethbridge and District Kiwanis Music Festival scheduled for April 1 through 6. Marg McLaughlm, festival committee secretary, says three evenings and one afternoon have been scheduled for concert bands, compared to the usual two sessions held in previous years She attributes the increase in entries to better communication with band masters across Southern Alberta, and says co- operation from outlying towns has been excellent as well. So far 1300 entries have been received, 50 more than competed last year Included in the increased entries are church choirs, three, instead of one; community groups, with a senior citizens choir and a Raymond quartet; and three family music groups Location of several classes have been changed. Piano concerto classes which will be held in the music room of the University of Lethbridge academic residence building, concert bands on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, and all first day sessions will be held at Southminster Church. Unlike last year, when the teacher strike thinned out entrants in many classes, this year's schedule is expected to be "pretty tight." The first day will see 64 classes in progress, and little let-up in the days to follow says Mrs Mclaughlin Overall, school entries have gone down, but city school entries have shown an increase. Two scholarships to be awarded have increased slightly as well, with the Smith scholarship going from to and the Janet MacLeod Memorial Kiwanis scholarship upped from "All scholarships go to'winners who will continue their education in the she says. As before, an art display by junior and senior high school students will be located in the west end of the Yates, and Leister's Music will be supplying the festival syllabus to interested persons. Outspoken unionist to run for vice-president of CLC Instructors show the wrong move and its results. OTTAWA (CP) Shirley Carr, Ontario president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will become the first woman ever to run for one of the four top elective posts in the Canadian Labor Congress She confirmed in a telephone interview she will formally declare her candidacy for one of the two CLC vice presidential positions. An outspoken and militant unionist from Niagara Falls, Ont., Mrs. Carr is seen by many labor officials as a strong candidate. With the retirement of congress president Donald MacDonald at' the CLC biennial convention, to be held in Vancouver in May, there will be a reshuffling of the four top positions. Two current members of the executive, secretary treasurer William Dodge and vice president Joe Morris, are vying for the presidency. The 30-member executive council of the congress may decide next week whether to select one of them as an official candidate. The second vice presidential position now is held by Jean Beaudry. Mrs Carr is also a general vice president of CUPE, which as the largest national affiliate of the congress has been in the forefront of a campaign to make Canadian branches of international unions more independent of American ties. HAS BEEN CRITICAL She has been critical of present congress leadership and says there is a need for new ideas among CLC leaders The labor movement is stagnating, she says, and the congress has done little to unite various unions. There are more small affiliates than ever before, she adds. "As an organization, the CLC needs many reforms. I believe if working people are going to make their voices heard to government, then we need a strong revitalized labor she said in a statement There has been little fresh thinking in the two million member congress since its UUNDEI PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2634 South Paricaklo Drive 12 INGLIS WASHERS HIM 28 Ib. WASHER 6 INGLIS DRYERS Family cruises world AUCKLAND, N.2.