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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, May 3, 1973 Winston Churchill Stanley Park exciting By BRENDA KOSAKA I planetarium. They found it very '-jnrt tr HiJiilf Travelling on a jellow school bus for nine wasn't that bad when members of the See B.C. Club found they could sleep. On the whole, the trip was a success. It was a lot of fun, plus a learning experience in many aspects. When we left Good Friday, it was wet and cold but spirits were high. We travelled exact- ly two blocks v.hcn had a short circuit, causing a delay. An hour Liter with a new school bus. we hit the trail. We all wondered what creaiiveness we could use en a post card to tell our parents about our first strange encounter which not be our last. On the first clay, the ride to Kamloops was pretty smooth and we passed the time by reading magazines. Later we discovered the musical talent of AnneHe Green and her "gee- tar." Eventually we had a rcu'ine of songs but our theme was entitled" Simple Song of Free- dom. To break this monotony we changed the words to many songs and what was surprising, was the occasional harmoniza- tion. When armed in Vancouv- er and Victoria, the weather was beautiful All the gardens were in bloom, including the lanes of cherry douwoorl trees. Simon Fraser Urne-sity WHS first on our tour. ''Impressive'' is the world to sum up the feel- ing when walking through the lecture areas and student union building. One of the high points was a tour of Vancouver's harbor by boat. For many, the thrill of just seeing the ocean was enough. Then getting drenched up to the wais, by a passing tugboat didn't dampen the feal- ing. Staying at a hostel was a nev experience for most of us Though it had bt'nk beds and separate dorms we found our- selves calling i' home. While the girls stajed at the hostel one night to do laundry, most of the went to the interesting since it dealt with more than just astronomy. I suppose what will stick out in everyone's mmds was Easter Sunday in Stanley Park. Though it's an eld expression, we were a part of a "happening" OOu people to be exact. Organized and unorganized activities occurred which in- cluded rock bands, folk groups, puppet shows, a public speak- er of the Communist party, and the religious Harry Krish- na group handing out free in- cense. Whan we decided to leave, traffic was bumper to bumper around the park and over the Lien's Gate Bridge. We fought traffic for two haurs Many motorists were surpris- ed that day to see a large yel- low school bus changing lanes so fast. The versatility of Wen- dall Mills, the driver, shone through. During the trip, he parallel parked, survived the big city traffic, and had perseverance in trying to toll funny jokes at the same time. The other chaperones, Lynda Mills and Cliff Daw were great too. Mr. Daw showed us Third Beach and the exhuberance of 1 salt sea air and crashing waves. I Even though the tide v> as out, j some of the members were i moved so much that they had to walk into the ocean, clothes and all. 1 In Kamloops, Victoria, and JKelowna we stajed at motels i each having a tale of its own. j Particularly spending 75 cents 1 in the bed vibrators. Th3 noveltj of ea'ing in res- taurants wore off about the third day. On everyone's bud- i get the biggest bill was for 'food. We parser-ally felt sorry for the waitresses at Denny's. Ev- ery morning in Vancouver we would roll by in the bus. pass- ing the same restaurant, and 'could almost hear the groans as parked i I too would think of quit- ting if I had to sea', 21 people who wanted separate cheques and when it came to ordering, people ware still saying "What are you going to When approaching a restaur- ant in Golden, the management politely put a closed sign in the door. We got the hint. Mainly everyone learned the value of the dollar and how far it goes. A very old lady I met in Victoria best described a group like ours. She said "I've lived here all my life and when I was young it was the time of depression. Times were hard. You young people are so lucky that you are able to travel and see the beautiful sites as there are." Our group would not have been so lucky if it weren't for people like Mr. and Mrs. Mills and Mr. Daw, members of tne Winston Churchill students' council, our parents, and the people who contributed to our money-raising projects. On be- half of the group, thank you. J; Accent on Youth TPSJ'? imE% Pubs opened in colleges I PRINCETON, N.J. CAP) j For generations cf college stu- j a cold beer meant a trip j to the local "co'Jege" bar or spiriting a bulky brown bag into the dormitory. But times aie changing. Spurred by widespread low- enng of the legal drinking age, colleges across the Un.ted States are opening places en campus where studen's can drink. Almost without ex- ception, they are simply call'.cl "the pub Most of the campus bars I serve only beer and wine. Twenty-five cents for 12 ounces j of beer is standard, a price usu- ally slightly lower than cff- l campus cs E'bl shments. Colbge officials hold the liqucr licences in most esses, but student or- ganizations own and oparate a few pubs. Princeton University opened a pub kst mcrth. It is in an old i lib-ary building r.ext to the now 1 libnry. "They come pouring out of there and here like lem- mings at II" a.m said Bsr- Gavin, the uiiversity ofu- who runs the pub. Like most campus pubs, it j sells pizza and sandwiches. It has pool tables, live music en weekends, and even a female students' houncer. On an aver- age night, students go thrsush 15 kegs of besr. "The university decided it would rather provide a place here tha kids to drirk in- s.cad cf having them drive scmep'ao? said Gavin. n Living conditions marked as 'unsafe9 By CAROL SEARS Lethbridge Community College Probably the most hasned over topic of conversation for Southern Albertans ia weather. Our widely acclaimed winds have received no than headline coverage as the pos- sible cause of high divorce rates, suicidal tendencies and psychological depressions. And of course, there: is the changing weather trends too "The Ice Aee is re-ap- proaching us." and other sim- ilar cries of concern are cast upon us. Some notable mcieorologis's acclaim the pattern to be the result of the rising depletion of the monsoon rain fcrests, the increasing pollution, and could probably add to their list many other factors about the way we're living, or not living right. But I like the weather, as Icng as we don't have too much of one thing at one time, and that's just about the way this year has summed up. It's been a pre.ty good year Ar.d it's been a pretty good >ear for all those students who are approaching convocation this month, especially now that classes are out. May 5 is !he big day slated for graduation at the Lethbridge Community Col- lege, with 225 people eligible to obtain their diplomas. With co lie-70 already out, there also comes the time to I find a job, either for j the summer, or something a bit more permanent and so it's about this time every year you see hundreds of kids treck- ing the streets, in search of just that. And with all this all we can do is hope that the ti- er will co-operate. By JACQUES HAMILTON MONTREAL (CP) Students from the United States, condi- tioned by trouble on the streets back home, are interpreting the in McGill Univer- sity's descriptions of its loca- tion as meaning and have started a landslide de- mand for living space on the campus. "I don't know what we're going to said Prof. John Southin, director of residences at the university. "Three years ago we had 200 empty beds. This year we've got applications for resi- dence, mostly from the U.S., and we'll only have 400 beds coming The rest of McGill's rooms will continue to be occu- pied by students already there. Explaining the reason for the number of applicants from the US. he said: "Many are just seeking phy- sical safety. They know we're downtown and they don't want to take a chance on living off- campus. They know their own downtown is unsafe and they'ie afraid ours is, too.'' During the current year. 65 per cent of the beds in co-ed vocational residences are occu- pied by U.S. students. EXPECT CANADIAN'S 4 Americans are coming into residence expecting to mset Canadians and instead they find themselves surrounded by other said Prof. Southin.. Three years ago he thought he was going to have to use an advertising campaign to fill McGills residences. Now he finds himself involved in the search for an off campus housing director. "We have to put someone to work to find accommodation off-campus for the people who are going to need it this fall he said. He is also increasing his ef- forts to persuade students to move off the campus after a year or two in residence. "I don't think people should stay in residence all the time they're at McGilI, anyway." The director said accommo- dation close to the university may be hard to find. Until a couple of years ago, the neighborhood around Mc- Gill was made up of older buildings and offered a quan- tity of low-cost living space. Now many of the oider build- ings have been torn down and replaced with high rise apart- ments whose owners like one- and two-year leases. Catholic Central LEISTER'S COMING EVENTS C.C.H.S. Presents "SPELLBOUND" A Rock Medley Opera SUNDAY, MAY 6-8 P.M. YATES Lethbridge Symphony Chorus and Orchestra Concert "ST. JOHN'S PASSION" MONDAY, MAY 7 YATES Allied Arts Council Presents Sunday Afternoon at the Yates MAY P.M. Tickets Available At LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG. PHONE 328-4080 VANCOUVER (CP) At Eric Hambcr secondary schcol here, 14- and 15-year- old students are going in for irdh idualized instruction, no failure and talking back to the teacher. Ard mathematics teacher Krrim R o k h n e j a d pioudly he has created (bis "Lfth column" within the edu- catic.i system. Students in Mr. Rokhnejad's class wander from desk to desk, chat in twos and threes, s ;.re out the window, sharpen pencils, eat their lunches or talk to visitors in hall. "They like what they've got now and they're telling the otrer kids abcut said Rckhnejad, who holds gradu- ate degrees from Columbia University and the University of Ottawa. "I've never flunked any- body and the kids say to tne other teachers: 'Mr. Rokhne- jad dcasn't fail P udents, how come you Socn there will hardly be anybody who will sit still for the old-time mass education of rote learning and boring classes.'1 He wanders around the classroom, casually answer- ing questions for individual students. He s'eers clear of the desk at the front and hardly ever addresses the as a group. "Kids know best when they arc ready to learn. They work for so long and then they have to rest, to talk about their dates cr the big game tornor- low and it's no use trying to force them.'' WORK IN SKQUENCT Each course is broken down into units of subject matter ard s udcnis must complete each unit in sequence before moving on to next. In Grade 10 geometry, for example, the 12 units include parallel lines, polygons, an- gies and triangles and geo- meiric inequalities. The student sart out to- gether at the beginning cf the school jear, but each then proceeds at his or her own pace through the entire cur- riculum as the education de- partment lays it cbwn. When a student feels a unit has been mastered, he or E'IC can elect to take an examina- tion. If the S'.udent has not com- pleted all the units by the end cf the semester, he or she re- ceives an incomplete mark for ihe course, instead of a failing grade. And instead of having to take the entire course over again, the s'udent in mcst cr..-es merely has to complete the efficient units before mov- ing en to the next semester's work. SUr'icnls can complete a sc- m c s t e r 's work in a few months if they wish. "I am here mainly to an- swer specific questions and not to give said Mr. Rokhnejad. PC cr Minichicllo, Hamber math department chairman, Said individualized instruction is a growing trend in educa- tion. Hambcr will experiment next year with offering such instruction to all math stu- dents. "With .some students, the lack of pressure will mean they won't learn he said. "A let of students are put off by this." Rock medlev J 011 Sunday By MARK CAMPBTLL The Pitch and Spice Singers and Instrumentalists will pre- sent a rock medlsy opera enti- tled Spellbound, May 6 at 8 p.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre. Pitch and Spice are a group of young boys and girls from Grades 8 through 12, from St. Albert High School in St. Al- bert, Alberta. Directed and conducted by Father U. Douchesneau, toe group was formed six years ago litcle equipment. Today, they are 180 strong, with a very detailed instrumental section. Tickets are available at Lei- ster's and Catholic Central High School. Students to choose own courses Bj JEAN HARP P Women's Editor There is a lot of variation these days in who decides what courses a student in high school will take. Ontario leaves it almost completely to the student to decide. Newfoundland lays out courses by goal. The others are scattered in between. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates there is a trend to increasing freedom of choice, though the loose, flexible system involves changes and makes demands. Ontario has been easing its restrictions for four years. Now every high school offers a free choice and as wide a range of options as local de- mands and capacities allow. Students are required only to earn a set number of credits and choose an even number of subjects from each of four subject groups.- Entertainment can be useful By JAMES NELSON TORONTO (CP) Atti- tudes are changing slowly, but maay boards of education still regard school performances by touring theatrical compa- nies as an expensive enter- tainment frill, unrelated to learning the three Rs. A prime mover in the change is Prologue, a non- profit organization subsidized by the Ontario Arts Council. It promotes in-school perform- ances by groups drawn from such nationally-known profes- sionals as the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Sym- phony, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Toroir'o Dance Theatre and the Canadian Mime Theatre. Mary Carr, musician, teacher theat- rical stage manager, is ad- ministrator of Prologue and says that after seven years of effort, about 50 out of perhaps major boards of education in Ontario now subscribe to professional programs. It just takes constant salesmanship and persuasion to spread the i program. Ice cream new treat By KATHIE GARRATT Herald Staff Writer People here live so much more peacefully than in Hot- land, says a I'd year old Dutch girl. In Canada for a six week visit, Anneke Manns has found many differences be- tween the two countries. "Naiiure is so much nicer she said. "I love the birds and animals." Anneke explained that there is very heavy pollution in her own country of 13 mil- lion people. "It's so she said, "to watch the birds dying all the time." Anneke lives on a farm, abou: 15 mite from the civy of S.Hertogenbosch. In her spare time, she likes to help her father who is a custom farmer. During her visit here ait hear cousin Wendy Van- Essen's farm near Picture Bu'jte, Anneke has spent her time house cleaning and sewing. She was able to attend the 1973 Ag Expo show at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds recently. The only word she could use to de- scribe the show was "beauti- ful." Anneke says the agricul- tural fairs in Holland are much bigger than here but the displays are more limit- Matches are fascinating to Anneke. In Holland matches can only be struck on a box. She was amazed to fcarn that matches can be s.ruck anywhere. she said, "one can strike a match even on the bo torn of a Another thing she has found to her enjojment is eating ice cream. In Hol- land, there is no such thing as ice cream. Annoke claimed that she would lite to live in Canada very much is mere rcom here and people move at a much slower pace. It is so peaceful and different.'' Loves iimtches Anneke Manns, visiting from Holland, has found she can strike matches anywhere, even on the of her shoe. In Holland, matches can only be lighted from a special box. ock pr KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Up With People, while desig- nating both a performing group and the contemporary tolk-rock musical production it performs, might better be described as an international movement of young people aimed at breaking down the barriers of language, race, re- ligion and nationality through music. Statistically, Up With Peo- ple is an independent, non- profit educational organiza- tion composed of upwards of 300 youtiis and young aaults from about 20 different coun- tries. Since its incorporation in 1968 Up With Peopie casts been seen live or on tele- vision by an estimated 400- millicn people m 30 countries. Penormances have been given in schools, prisons, nursing homes, on Indian re- serves, in bull rings, New fork's Cainegie Hall, Lon- don's Albert Hall and at the 1972 Olympic Games in Mu- nich, Germany. Each jear, about 90 per cent cf the laces in Up Yvun People cr-ange, but the spirit ar.d the message remain the same. Communication through brotherhood might weil be a deiinitive slogan. A 110-member cast version of the 19; 2-73 Up With People snow now is touring Ontario with stopovers in Kitchener- WauCrJoo April 23-29 and in Oshawa (.lie (oiJowing week. In addition to one or two majcr puolic concerts in eacn. community, during their stay group numbers are staging tree mini-concerts in area scnools and ether institutions. This, particular cast, featui- ing a number of Canadians, are veterans of a 2', 2-month tour of Spain, appearances lit the Munich Olympics, scores of performances in Mexico and throughout the United States, album recording ses- sions and the taping of a CBS television special. This is the academic cast, the majority of whose mem- bers are senior high school or freshman college students combining studies with their travelling and performing. There are two other casts. One is a larger non-academic group made up of high school or college graduates or those who have taken a jear off from school or are between school and college, and the other a group of about 25 members also consisting cf non-students picked with greater emphasis on talent for the more specialized type of performance that can t ac- commodate the larger casts.