Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
Godaddyseal image
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 36

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 40
Previous Edition:

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives


Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Wedneidciy, May 6, 1970 Local Lakevieiv Students Establish Model Government Lethbridge Made Capital Of Merged Prairie Province By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer Edmonton may be the capital of Alberta, but Lethbridge has, unknown to provincial or fed- eral governments, been made the capital of a brand new prov- ince-SAIL the initials of Saskatchewan, Alberta and the name of a combined prairie province es- tablished last year by 26 Grade 5 and 6 students at Lakeview Elementary School. For the past tight months the students have been tuning into Canada's government sys- tem by simulating the new province, complete with capital city, premier, 10-man cabinet, plus secretary and treasurer. SAM came into being after students heard of the One Prai- rie Province Enquiry which starts its four-day sessions Sun- day at the Exhibition Pavilion. The Lakeview classes held formal elections for SAM in September. Students operate "as a class government through weekly meetings scheduled in regular class time. INSURANCE AGENTS PROTEST Manitoba insurance agents gathered at the legislative building in Winnipeg in a mass demonstration to protest the provincial govern- ment's recently-announced automobile insurance plan. The crowd estimated at between and were mainly employees of the insurance industry and their families. "They've done most of it commented teach- er Bill Olesky. "I've just given advice when they asked for it." The group appointed Mr. Ole- sky as lieutenant-governor of SAM, and the school's princi- pal, Elma Groves, as governor- general. The premier chose the cabi- net, and ministers in turn e their own deputies. "We've been busy all year, and we've learned a lot about how tiie government said Premier Lorenz Bcthnert. "Our departments have arrang- eJ some visits to see how real governments operate and we've had some speakers come to tell us about their jobs." SAM secretary Joyce Oishi added that the class has learn- ed how to conduct meetings, and how important voting is in Can- ada's system of government. "We also learned to be a bit m o re she said, "because instead of our teacher having to tell us what to do in class all the time, like moving chairs around, we do it our- selves because it's part of our government's job. "We've learned to be indepen- Joyce said. The SAM government's de- partments have arranged visits to meetings of city council and the public school board; hosted two banquets, one with Leth- bridge MP Deane Gundlock and the other with Mrs. Rose Yel- low Feet, director of the Leth- bridge Friendship Centre; and visited a regular session of mag- istrate's court. They also attended the sod turning ceremonies for the new campus of the University of Lethbridge, where they met Al- berta Premier Harry E. Strom and most of his cabinet The SAM treasurer Danny Stinson presents a legislative bill to the class government every three months, and a 25 cent per student tax has been approved twice to finance the province's operations. The department of education drew up a rotating timetable for the teacher to follow tor Grade 5 and 6 subjects, sets up science laboratory experiment- al tables, gets reference books, designs seating arrangements for special activities and helps to plan field trips. Education minister is Kirsty Gourlay, and her assistant is Mary Jane Fish- er. The department of labor is in charge of classroom and SAM departmental work including moving of chairs and desks around, assisting the teacher with motion picture and other equipment and keeping the room tidy. Davie Henderson is minis- ter of labor, assisted by Doug- las Roberts. The department of hallways watches student traffic and is- sues tickets for speeding in the halls, shoving, obstructing ped- estrian traffic and similar offen- ces. Hallways minister is Kathy Begieneman, whose assistant is Delphi Trimmer. The department of _ industry and tourism guides visitors to the classroom or the school, and assists with class projects. Mi- chael Laing is minister, assist- ed by David McPherson. The department of lands dir- ects students in special clean- up sessions and cleans up the classroom itself, checks student desks and aisles for litter and hangs pictures and decorations for special events. Leslie Killins is minister of lands, and her as- sistant is Cheryl Nelson. The department of health and welfare makes up health post- ers and arranges food for activ- ities including class banquets and a Family Night. The de- partment's minister is Holly Maguire, a s s i s te d by Terry Leier. The department of agriculture acquires and looks after plants and flowers in the room, and has built a special classroom garden. Janis Speelman is min- ister; Diana Hutton is deputy. The department of social de- velopment makes plans for all special events the class has, par- ticularly the Family Night, which drew more than 100 par- ents, brothers and sisters. Rog- er Wesley is minister, assisted by Billy Hobson and Phillip Wright The attorney-general's de- partment enforces and helps to establish SAM's laws, and has arranged a trip to the city mag- istrate's court and talks from a police magistrate and the chief of police. Ryan Hayward is attorney-general, assisted by Neil Remus and John Craig. The attorney-general appoint- ed three judges, who rotation- ally hear weekly court cases. Students issue SAM tickets through their cabinet depart- ments when they see offences committed. Trials are held be- fore a judge and jury, with pros- ecuting and defence lawyers present. Fines levied are sticks of gum or candies, or probation, for of- fences including littering, rough play, ungentlemanly conduct, horseplay at the blackboard and eating after the which they found their teacher guilty and fined him four sticks of gum. The class plans to attend some of the OnePPE conference sessions as observers. Tire conference is co-sponsor- ed by the University of Leth- bridge and The Lethbridge Her- ald, and is designed to study the feasibility of total political, economic and social alignment of the three Prairie provinces with one government and one capital city. More than M noted political and academic speakers will address some SOO registered del- egates at the four-day conferen- ce, which will be covered na- tionally by CTV and CBC tele lionally by CTV and CBC tele- vision and Canadian news- papers. 322 5th STREET SOUTH Open Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hawrelak Faces Suit EDMONTON (CP) City council decided at a closed meeting here to discontinue le- gal proceedings against co-de- fendants but will proceed with a suit alleging dam- ages aginst former mayor Wil- liam Hawrelak. City council, after moving to open session, authorized its sol- icitors to discontinue action against Sun-Alta Builders Ltd. and William and Erwin Zeiter, shareholders in the company. A statement of claim filed in 1966 by the city sought a judg- ment of against Mr. Hawrelak or lor an accounting of a 1963-64 land deal. A statement of defence filed by Mr. Hawrelak denied any wrong-doing. The action involves replotting of land owned1 by Sun-Alta Builders, in which Mr. Hawre- lak was alleged to have been a shareholder at the time. The case is expected to be heard this fall. Canacla-U.S. Friendship Peace Lesson CALGARY (CP) The 3.000- mile unguarded border between the United States and Canada is a lesson of peace to all na- tions, Glen Lockwood, past pre- sident of the Kiwanis Club of Great Falls, Mont., said here. In Calgary to observe Can- ada United States good-will week, Mr. Lockwood told the Kiwanis Club of Calgary that the values of international good-will and friendship are in- estimable. "What a blessing to our troubled world it would be if North and South Vietnam could become the neighbors we are. "I am certain that leaders of the generations to come will look back in wonderment at the accomplishments of our two countries, our friendship and our ability to live in peace." Canada United States good- will week was started in 1921 at an international Kiwanis con- vention. Kiwanis peace mark- ers now sit along the U.S.-Ca- aadian border. ODDS IN HAND BELFAST (CP) Each of the four players in a bridge game at a golf club was dealt a complete suit of cards. The odc.s against the cards coming up that way are billions to one against. DOOR OPENING SPECIALS SWEATERS and BLOUSES HOLLINSWORTH'S FANTASTIC VALUES AND SAYINGS OF 25% TO 50% STARTS TOMORROW AT A.M. RAINCOATS Perfect the art of staying dry and looking good at the same time. Come and see our shower-proof all poplin coats. 18 different colors to choose from. Ordinarily to 1599 19.99 MANUFACTURER'S CLEARANCE 1000 DRESSES FORTRELS JERSEYS CRIMPS COTTONS ORDINARILY TO 30.00 ARNELS LINENS Groupl...12" Group 2...J51 SUEDE and LEATHER JACKETS ORDINARILY WORN AT HIP LENGTH QUALITY LEATHER IN TAILORED STYLES PANTSUITS BONDED FAN 15.99 CRIMPS, FORTRELS and BONDED FABRICS PRINTS and SOLIDS Ordinarily to JUMPSUITS COTTON KNITS and CRIMPS ZIPPERED FRONTS with >A SLEEVES Ordinarily to 15.99 ..19.99 V CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS SWEATERS ORDINARILY TO 9.99 Dash in for your pick of this great selec- tion of cardigans and pullovers. Greal styles in popular shades and fabrics. 5.99 Hollinswarth'! DOWNTOWN and COLLEGE MALL ;