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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, May 3, 1973 ___. ._____. __ .KKA i Abci7idoned car Lethbridgs city police last night found this car abandoned in Indian nected to the theft Tuesday night of two motor homes from Pre-Built Ir- Battle Park and are now investigating the possibility that it may be con- dustries. LCC president reappointed Enrolment drops in liberal education By HERB LEGC Herald Staff Writer Enrolment in the liberal education program at Leth- bridge Community College shows a drop of 66 students from last year. LCC gover- nors were told Wednesday Liberal e d u cation director Doug Alston, in a five-page report to tie board, said the largest decline was in col- lege and university prepara- tory courses. Although the majority of Jl courses in liberal education show minor increases of en- rolment from 1972. there are row 112 less students in the preparatory grouping Student met eases in nine liberal education courses dur- ing 1973 total 47. The 112 less students in college prep, and one less student in university transfer, result in an over-ail enrolment drop ot 60. There were 511 students in liberal education at LCC this year, compared to 577 during 1972. "Some of the reasons for the decline in college prep are quite easy to identify. "The government's decision that Priority Employment Program students were not eligible for support meant that another group did not go into the program "One other explanat-on i s the decreasing number of seats purchased by Canada Mr. Alston said. Last year. PEP students were supported in liberal edu- cation at LCC. Mr. Alston criticized a rc- pcrt in The Lethbridge Her- ald fApril 27) which stated about 75 per cent of Alberta students in the native coun- selling program are still un- employed. He also criticized the head- line above that story, which said "Xathe course in coun- selling disappointing." Mr. Alston said the infor- mation presented in that news story, and its headline, are not correct. He said there are 16 grad- uates this year in the coun- selling course. Of those, 13 have found work and only two are Alberta graduates Counselling graduates in- clude two from Alberta, 10 from Manitoba one from Toronto and three from Nigeria (employed) "We got a bit cf bad pub- licity and I don't know whj There are only two graduates from Alberta. I don't know how you get 75 per cent with only two grads. "The headline was bad. If the headline hadn't been there 'with the percentage figure) I would have felt very good about the news Mr. Alston said. Information for The Her- ald article was provided by Carol Watt, instructor-co- ordinator of the counselling course. She said today t h e sit- uation has changed from the time the original interview took place in that only two of the Alberta students looking for employment graduated. There are now 29 students enrolled in the counselling program, an increase of 16 per cent from 1972 Mr. Alston said the com- munication arts program at LCC continues to show pro- gress, although he said at- tempts to involve working Material being gathered for 15-year LCC history j A comprehensive history of Wednesday two videotape in- Lethbridge Community Col- lege's first 15 years is being compiled by liberal education instructor Georgia Fooks LCC governors were told terviews have been com- pleted and records are now being collected for the his- tory of the college. "Work is going forward full- i New board member no AM. Tom Ferguson The newly appointed city alderman on the Lethbridge police commission doesn't feel the commission's role is to act as a watchdog over police activities. the hell should we run around to see if the po- lice are doing their job ''when there are senior po- lice officers to do it, com- mented Aid. Tom Ferguson in an interview at the close of the commission's month- ly meeting Aid. Ferguson was ap- pointed by council to the five member beard, filling the vacancy left by the re- tirement from civic politics of C. W. Chichester "I've been on the commis- sion before and there's noth- ing I want to do on it. I'm just filling a he said. Aid Ferguson said ho for the position and he's happy he was appointed but feels ''it's not important" to him personally He said the only reason he can see for the conimission's existence is that under the provincial Police Act. a civil- ian board is required Other members of the commission include Har- old Vosburgh Aid. Vcra Ferguson, lawyer Laurie Maclean: and busi- nessman Svcn Ericksen. AM. Ferguson's position on the board expires in late Oc- tober, when all aldermanic committee appointments are reviewed. time toward the completion of this record of the first 15 years. "Interviews have been completed with William J. Cousins (first dean of the Lethbridge Junior CoDegc) and Jerome Robbing (former LCC board Mrs. Fooks said. Material already collected includes calendars dating back to 1957, yearbooks to 1958 (the first early newspapers and some programs. Mrs. Fooks, in her brief to the board, said the Mar- torana Report, dealing with the feasibility of a junior col- lege in the Lethbridge area, has been located and copied for the LCC library. "Pictures will be important It is hoped to find not only photographs of important people but also of key col- lege events through the years. "Any help toward this pro- ject, in the way of inter- views, pictures or records, will be Mrs. Fooks said. No date for completion of the college history has been announced. people from radio and news- paper have been good only in the broadcast field. "The attempts to involve the (broadcast) industry have been most gratifying in this program. We have had some excellent co-operation from all the broadcast media. "Our attempts to involve people from the newspaper have not been as successful as we would like them to be. "The erratic and unpredict- able nature cf their workload makes it difficult to smoothly integrate them into our sys- Mr. Alston said. In other business Wednes- day, the board: Was unable t3 make a decision on appointment of an academic vice president to replace Werner Schmidt, newly elected Social Credit Party leader About 38 appli- cations for the position have been reeeUed to date Noted that is available to LCC as capital funds to replace and upgrade equipment. Confirmed tli2 appoint- ment of Pat Webb as admin- istrative assistant to LCC president Dr. C. D. Stewart. Mr. Webb will continue duties in that capacity until a new academic vice president is named. Appointed Dr. Stewart to a five-year term as LCC pres- ident, effective July 1. College officials said they cannot re- lease any information on Di. Stewart's current salary, or if it will increase under the new five-year agreement, without written permission from the president. City council asks for 1973 budget with 73-mill base City council came up to the tax door, but didn't go through it in debating the city's 1973 operating bud- get Wednesday. They passed a resolu- tion instructing the city manager to confer with his directors and bring in a final budget which will set the 1973 mill rate at 73 mills. This means the budget has still to receive council ap- proval but when it ctoes the mill raCe will be 73 mills, the race originally put bsfore council by the administra- tion. However City Manager Tom Nutting bad urged caun- cil to approve a 74-mill bud- get to incorporate a surplus for a larger downtown rede- velopment reserve fund. It is an increase of three mills from last year, but only .85 mills is for municipal pur- poses, the rest for an in- crease in the education And while it represents an approximate tax increase of for the average house- holder, property taxes in the end will b3 down consider- ably this year because of the provincial government's property tax reduction plan. Council also boosted bus fares a nickel, increased wa- ter rates, and added 12 men to the fire department. Mayor Andy Anderson and Aid. Vera Ferguson were against the bus fare increase, while Aid. Ferguson and Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes voted agams'. the fire depart- ment resolution. The water rates bylaw passed unanimously, but not until city administrators goC a lessen in the benefits of us- ing plain English in their dealings council. Several aldermen were hos- tile to the proposed increase, will, according to the administration, get the city water service operating back in the black in 1975, because the increase had been ex- pressed only in percentage terms, and as such seemed fairly high to mast of coun- cil. Eventually the aldermen were given examples of what the increase would do to their own bi-monthly water bills at. an indication of what it means in dollars and cents. And they found the in- crease expressed that way ws-s much easier to live with. A 39 per cent increase on Aid. Ed Bas_edo's two-month bill in the summer moti'hs, lor example, came