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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 IHE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Ihuriday, Moreh 24, Loss In By commisson, the U of L has MI given a total operating ant of million. Hiis is not based on the num-r of students the campus has, ice the commission changed mind about ants this year after the out-y caused by the unexpected-low financing made the department of education 1, Alberta's tlirce universities, boi Tiis would mean that no mat- (on how many students attend ba j U of L this fall, the grant of 1 likely remain the same, un- I s further funds can be ac- the ired by either cutting other sii iversitics' budgets or gelling ag ditional money from the gov- Jt nment. J of L Acting President Dr. pn 11 Beckel said the grant would ge enough for the university to thi t by on this year, "but we'll th Jy float nilhout wiggling very th rd." Ur He said the commission gave th reasons for Hie small size of m e grant it made never Is us Ihe reason il does any- m and gave no indication po what Mill happen next year, ch "But there are strong indica- Ih ons that the most Ihe increase Ib ill be nest year is about five ;r Dr. Beckel said, "and ch e need about 10 per cent to er ake the university really C, orthwhilc." di He said four different possi- Ii lilies had been discussed with ol ic universities commission for of L financing, cone of which T ould really provide Ihe funds b w university needs this year p it is to continue developing, v Two suggested sums were s' igber: based on an- tt ripated student enrolment; an sioii KO.OW, based on a budget lus factor of 30 per cent. A irth suggestion was >ed on a budget bonus factor 20 per cent, f the university had received -SO per cent bonus faclor it juld receive under its original it would get cbcut Dr. Beckel said one of the jblems the U of L faces in ting adequate financing from universities commission is it it is much smaller than University of Calgary and iversity o Alberta, of whom commission will usually take are notice, le said the recent appoint-enl of L. A. Thorssen to the st of universities commission airman won't likely change a commission's altitude toward c U of L. Mr. Thorssen is currently airman of the board of gov-nors for the University of jlgary- He replaces Dr. Anew Stewart, who was at the me president of the University Alberta, on April 20. Dr. Beckel said be hoped Mr. lorssen would "bend over jckwards" to see the U of L's jint of view and help it to but feared the commis-on woa'.d slill be oriented to e two larger campuses first, nding the U of 1 JBI 5f j own, who said he didn't ean to be critical of the dis-ct's administration and spe- i-ilist advisors, "but you know f lat J think of specialists." t The board's early admissions licy, approved for last year, e owed 14 five-year olds lo at- nd regular Grade 1 classes i ter they were judged mature lough to start school by dis- t ict counsellor Bob Gall. Thir--nine children had been lest- f 1, 25 ot whom were not for early admission. i Assistant superintendent Lee jzekcki, in charge of ele-cntary schools, said the ex-eriment had been successful rd be recommended il should e continued Ihis year wilh ome slight modifications in olicy. The new policy, as y the board, requires thai par-ills who want their five-year M children to start >r School ust apply by May 1, co-icralc fully in liaving Ihem by tlw district's counsel-rs and other specialists. The parents must accept the ecision of llx; school district s to whether their children will e admitted or not. Dr. 0. P. Larson, superinten-ent of schools, said Ihe system similar lo procedures in use jr several years by the Saska-oon, Sask. school system. "I don't think we knov? rough about this to make a ecision right objected Ir. Brown. He called for turner investigation by the dis-ricl's administrators, "I think tliat's coonler-d trustee Doug Card. He re-ninded Mr. Brown that Mr. had submitled an 11-jage memorandum to the board the experiment's re-ults and complained that the had already spent more ime discussing a "well-pres-enled policy about early admission" than il had spent discussing a million budget. (The budget was approved afler about 25 minutes; the ear-y admission policy took about 40 minutes.) UofI The University of Lethbridge m is losing about in gov- a. eminent grants due to the Al- u. berla universities commission ignoring the financing agree- d ment under which the U ot L b was established. s Under the agreement, the uni- d versitv received budget alloca- g tioas "based on a total Said Igi ulliplied by a bonus faclor to i th il as a new and smaller be-liversilv. Sr Tne emergent bonus was to ccrease gradually each year, be lit Ihis year, when Ihe bonus sii lou'd ha've been about iO per its ml, the university has been gr iven only 23 per cent. er After extensive meetings with Interest Ii The Travel and Convention i Association of Southern is attempting to revive interest in a summer pageant in the j Oldman River-Fort Whoop-Up t area. loiters have been sent out to prospective interested parties i by the association, suggesting if the pageant does not go ahead in Lethbridge, the Pageant ary Tourist ar.d Convention a .ssbciation might pick i: up. U The pageant, initiated last 'a ear, was to present the history if the fort, its whisky trade, wrs onalities which operated ind used the fort and the ar-ival of the North West Mour.l-xl Police in 1874. Southern Alberta association j nanager Frank Smith, in the etter, indicated the Albert a Slenbow Institute is willing to j srovide assistance for the pro- a ect. a Three scenes from the pros- >eclive show liavc been by Lcn Sherman, com-ncrcial 'artist, and are to be made into 35 mm. slides. A draft script of the arrival of the mounted police and the search for the fort has been prepared. Tne organization of the pageant was to see the appointment of an over-all co-ordina-tor and tlirce main chairmen, for protocol, operations and production. However, the crucial position of co-ordinator has not been filled. Although il was hoped that the pageant could run this Jlr. Smith indicated there is no chance for it to lake place this year. Projections had set audiences at for each of four performances, which would incorporate the vignettes into the actual site they occurred on. It is believed interest in talking over the pageant by Calgary tourist officials has been heightened by Die success of recent Tnealre Calgary original play, You Two Stay Here, The Rest Come With Me. Written by TC artistic director Christopher Ne-.vton, the play dealt with the history of southern Alberta in tlse late IBOOs and early 1900s. It is to have a 10-day run in April at Ihe National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Mr. Smith sairl if the 27o letters sent out did not indi cale interest among local resi dents, "I'm not going lo keep working at it." The letters were sent to city aldermen, direclors and mem bers of Ihe tourist nd other persons who had al-nded or been invited to nieet-gf last year on the Events Set Easter weekend activities ir will include soda nd recreational events as wel s tl'.e regular worship services n various churches. Starting at Thursday mid-ight, p dance for the 17 years nd over group will be held in be Lethbridge Exhibition Pa-ilion. The Sugar and Spice rom Winnipeg, with their hit unc The Cruel War, and the Chosen Few Incorporated of Lethbridge, will play for the Jance. The annual Hike for Tykes rill start Friday morning at 9 o'clock, weather permitting, rom the Civic Sports Centri lie route is to Taber and func rom the hike will go to the outhern Alberta Association or Retarded Children. The hike s sponsored by the Lethbridge ptimist CUtb. The Cslgary Choir concer ponsored by ihe Coaldale Ifen-onite Church, will be held in -.e Yales Memorial Centre, at p.m. Friday. A concert choir from heridan High School, Sheridan, Wyoming, will sing at i.m. Friday, in Soulhminsler Jnilcd Church. The Pentecostal Youth Con-eronce will be held in the Yales .Memorial Centre, starting al 7 p.m. Saturday. Banks and civil servants will observe a holiday Easier Monday. The weather office says lem-peialures will be "seasonal" and it should slop snowing Good Friday. For the rest of the week, no forecast is available. Trie Wcsltastle ski resort reports it will be In operation for the duration of Ihe Easier holiday. General ski conditions are excellent with four inches of new snow on a settled base of 32 inches. The temperature is mild with bright sun and trail slope conditions are packed. All four lifts are operating and all runs are open with lots of snow. Weslcastle officials suggc.sl skiers use the north run from the top of the a Wyoming Choir b Farm Losses In Shortage Of Water Bv STEVE BAREHAM Herald Farm Writer TABER "Taber Irrigation district fanners are losing as much as per acre or per year because of water shortages in present irrigation Ivyl Scott of the water resources division of the Alberta department of agriculture in Lethbridge, said here Wednesday. Mr. Scott was addressing the annual meeting of the Taber Irrigation District. "The value of the present systems is depreciating faster than maintenar.ce and rehabilitation can build them up." The solution lo the problem may lie in pipeline distribution! systems or underground networks which have proved highly successful in the United States. The only problem In this method seems to be financing. Progress in this area is slow and difficull to reach, according to TID manager Ken Anderson. Concrete-lined ditches have proved successful but the TID feels that they must be extended and planned on more of a long term objective. "At this period of time, Ihe TID must seriously consider what it can afford in respect to present crop and economic situations. The farmers of this district must stay bouyant." Research has been carrier, out on underground, pipeline irrigation, and results hav proved very encouraging U water resources experts ii Lethbridge. The departmen says it is now in the stage o presenting the plans for prac fieal application in southen Alberta fields. Also discussed at the meelin _was the financial status of tb "district, and the areas oper.a to the TO) because of the gov ernmerit cost sharing prograr initiated last year. The district was given last year as a result of th government program, and e peels another Ibis yea combined with its two year i vestment of Tne accumulated expected to be used for the r habilitation of the Taber sy tern, but the exact plans of 11 work are still urider consider rriday -The 50-voice concert choir of the Sheridan High S'chool from SKrklan, Wyoming, will appear at p.m. Good Friday al Southmmstcr Church. E The choir, which consislenlly receives superior raiings al music festivals, is directed by Joe McCIellan, chairman of the school's fine art department and choir director ot Sheridan College. Instruments accompanying the choir on its Easter holiday tour of western Canada include a cello, contra-bass and a harpischord built and loaned by Francis Zahler of Lewiston, Montana. The Instrument, an Italian pentagonal spinet, is a copy of an 18th-century harpsichord. Tne choir is to appear in Calgary Tick Tickets are nor on sale t the Yates Memorial Ccn-te box office for three perform-nces April 1-3 of Ihe Playgoers >f Lelhbridge award winning jroduction of The Hostage. The Brendan Behan two-acler vas accounted the best play at he recent Alberta Regional Drama Festival. The production von six awards and shared in a seventh at the three-day festival. Hopes are running high that Ihe play will be selected by Oominion Drama Festival adjudicator Roberta Dolby as UK western zone representative n the DDF finals, to run May 18-21 in Winnipeg. Also eligible from the west are the Penthouse Players production of Teahouse of the August Moon, from Manitoba, Re-gin a Little Theatre's Who's Afraid of Virginia from Saskatchewan, and Cranbiwk Little Theatre's The Birthday Party, from British Columbia Stould The Hostage be select cd, it will be Ihe first play from the Lclhbridge area to hit the finals since Coaldale Little The alre's production of The Well of the Saints in 19S3. Four plays from each of the four zones Maritimes, Que lice, Ontario and the West -are cliosen, plus two more frorr any of the regions. The Hostage features an 18 member amateur cast, dircclei by Dick Melts. The play lakes place in a run down Dublin brolltel where voiing English soldier is beii held Iwstage by the On Sale elalialion for the arrest of an jish soldier by Ihe English. Performances start at >.m. The Yates box-office will w open daily, including Salur-ay, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It the play is chosen for to inals, proceeds will go toward osts connected with the Winni-icg appearance. Man To Brigadier-( Col. Garth C. Evans of e Vamer has been promoted to JK rank of brigadier general r ind appointed director genial of dental services for the Canadian Armed Forces. t The promotion and appoint- s ment are effectove July 15. Col. Evans, son of Mrs. S. H. 1 Anderson of Penticlun, B.C., 'ormcrly of Warner and Bow Island, will move to Canadian: Forces Headquarters in where he will succeed Brig.-Gen. B. P. Kearney who B retiring after a 30-year career. Col. Evans, 51, was born in Bow Islarxi and received his! COL, GARTH General arly education from schools in Earner, Lethbridge and Mount oyal College in Calgary. He gradualed from the Uni-ersity of Alberta in 19H with he degree of doctor of dental urgery. Enlisting in the service in tM3 in Edmonton, he was eom-nissioned in 19-H and served t various units across Can-.da and overseas, including a ear in Korea in 1952 and in jcrmany in 1960-63. His duties as a dental of-icer have taken rim to sea on ward the HJICS Ontario anc o tie wartime RCAF base a Mino, B.C. In this last pos ic looked after Ibe dental needs of members of the bomber reconnaissance squadrons ir 1W5 and IMG. Col. Evans was promoted Ic lis present rank and appoint merit as commanding officer 1 Dental Company, CFB Edmon ton, in Charged On Break-Ins An unidentified Stirling man was lo appear in magistrate's court today on two charges of theft in the S'lirling area. One charge is believed to be in connection with the over night break-in at the Canadian Grocery Store in Stirling. RCMP continue lo investigate a break and enter that occurred in the early hours of Vednesday at the Stirling post office. A small amount of money is believed to have been stolen but the full extent of the theft, lias not been determined. Entry was gained througn a roar window and some damage to the inside of the building is reported. Given Remand No plea has yet been taken in the case of Eddie Lill'c-shield, 59, of Ihe Blood Indian Hessvc, who is facing a charge cf allempted murder. Littlcshield appeared in magistrate's court in Canlston Wednesday and was again remanded in custody for one week without plea. A person who has yet to plea on a charge cannot be remanded in custody for more lhan eight consecutive days, without again appearing in court for a further remand. The attempted murder charge arose from a March 21 sliooting incident al lire Little-5 shield residence, eight miles i- north of Cardston. In the incident, Frank Many-J- fingers, 54, also of the reserve id received a wound alwvc the a- left eye, caused by a .22 calibre Holidays Lethbridge public and sef a rate sclioo! students today b.95 65-1967 195 EE Installation j LIFETIME GUARANTEED Ml Cars e and Quality Offer IN 3TAt L Phone 328-81 34 LMBHHMV si SPECIAL STERSUNDAT Noon to p.m. HARRY BAIIEY N BACKGROUND MUSIC) PH. ARK HAU MOTOR HOTEL ESTAURANT e 0 1 10 Minute FR Ii 1 We Also Havf I Mufflers for I k 1 Compare Pric 1 Limited Time nl il eg t WE SPECIALIZE IN COMPLEXION CARE THAT IS OUR MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COUEGE MAIL 328-1525 Gifts Cfiilnmc Jciccllcnj artists rind the Fme A man, Miclia Poyda, was ar.d cos when he pleaded frailly in ma Islratc's court Wednesday causing wilfull damage. I'oiice said Mr. 1'oyda h: become involved in an arg nient with n wor an ar.d hr.d kicked in lire do of her house causing f] (ORGA 3 m Juij >fi w 11 AND ;