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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Faculties hope to trim department edge University faculty members have taken steps this month to strengthen their Alberta association to enable it to cope more effectively with the department of advanced education. The Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations and the Canadian Association of University Teachers have jointly established an office in Edmonton and hired an associate executive director. The employment of a full-time staff officer to help develop association position papers on university matters will enable CAFA to respond more immediately to government the president of the Alberta E. B. said in an interview. Or. also coordinator of the University of Lethbridge co- operative studies says the addition of full-time staff will give the confederation a more in dealing with the department of advanced education that will hopefully provide more influence on government decisions.1 hope it will enable us to initiate action rather than just respond to government as has been the role of the confederation in the he adds. Dr. Webking believes the confederation will be able to react more quickly to proposed changes to legislation in the province that directly or indirectly affect universities. The first action from the confederation's new office will be a statement a few about the research policy of the soon to be he points out. The confederation also hopes to have drafted a response by June to the proposed revisions of the Universities Act. The confederation was primarily formed to serve a co-ordinating function between Alberta faculty associations. developments within the higher education community had remained as they there is no doubt a liaison and co-ordination' function CAFA would have remained a report of the confederation's review committee states. The review committee's recommendations for a change in the structure of the confederation have been accepted by its members and as a result the confederation's president will be a person who has chosen to stand for. election on the basis of motivation and desire to serve. the position of the onfederation president was rotated among the member university associations year to year. The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION May 1974 Pages 11 to 20' Moisture goes down 3 feet Crops can be stubbled in Farmers have been given the green light to seed land they cropped in 1973. Soil moisture surveys by Lethbridge Research Station- officials show land throughout Southern Alberta has more than three feet of usable moisture following the general rainfall at the end of April. Urban soil scientist at the the big April rain completely changed the farm outlook. Before the farmers faced drought conditions but now soil moisture reserves are better than they have been for many years. Mr. who has been conducting cropping tests using soil moisture reserves as a key variable since said today farmers should take action soon to take advantage of the moisture in the soil. He said as a rule of if land is wet to a depth deeper than 27 inches prior to crops can be planted on stubble land which produced a crop the previous Before the big tests showed moisture levels at 12 inches at Grassy Lake and Glenwood. All areas south of Claresholm had less than 15 inches. Stubble crops would have been a gambler. Measuring stations throughout Southern Alberta showed 1.52 inches of precipitation fell during the storm at Grassy 2.67 inches at 3.29 inches at Kenyon three inches at the research four inches at Cardston and more than four inches at Pincher Creek. a normal rainfall expectation this farmer's prospects of stubbling in crops are he said. The rainfall also changed the fertilizer requirements. If there is enough moisture to stubble in a there is enough moisture to he said. Nitrogen fertilizer is the most important for crops seeded on stubble he said. Phosphorus can also be applied if-needed. The nitrogen can be applied with the seed or after. Phosphorus must be applied with the seed. Mr. Pittman said farmers should be able to get sufficient supplies of fertilizer if they around a Hitchhiker All of the fun and none of the work. That's the guiding philosophy of a small dog who likes bike rides through Indian Battle Park with her master Cindie Puhl. Women win top LCC scholarships City wants to be rid of this City administrators will ask city council Monday for authority to demolish a. dilapidated building at 308-310 13th Street N. The building was condemned by city health inspectors .in February and a recent check by the city building inspection department showed no attempt had been made since the Feb. 1 order to renovate or demolish the structure. from adjacent property owners have been received and an inspection of the premises Indicates that the building has deter- iorated beyond reasonable repair and should be the inspection report says. Six Japan businessmen visit Lethbridge region Six businessmen from will vis-it Lethbridge today and tomorrow as part of a Rotary International exchange to promote understanding jetween people from different Last six men from the Lethbridge area visited Osaka an international exchange. The Japanese visitors irrived in Calgary Wednesday and are on a tour of Southern Alberta. While in the Lethbridge the men will meet the visit Swift's packing the Lethbridge Research the University of Highway 52 Feeders in the Wilson Hutterite a mixed farm in the Coaldale area and Sunrise Ranch. The men will leave Wednesday for Medicine Hat and then will go to Banff for the Rotary district conference this weekend. Following the Banff the men will continue their of Alberta but will make jaunts to B.C. an'd Saskatchewan. To highlight their the visitors will go to Yellowknife and visit the Athabasca oil sands at Fort McMurray. Their tour concludes June 12. Police conference opens here Representatives from various police forces throughtout Western Canada are in Lethbridge today for a criminal intelligence conference. The conference will focus on current situations and problems with organized crime and .major Calgary Police Chief Brian Sawyer said today. Several position papers will be presented to the delegates on various questions regarding crime and police methods. Representatives from Eastern Canada will be presenting papers on the situations in that Chief Sawyer said.' Lethbridge police are hosts of the.conference at the Holiday Inn. It is the first year the city police have been involved in the conference which will conclude Tuesday with an address from Helen solicitor-general of Alberta. Two women students majoring in traditionally male fields took the top two scholarships presented during the Lethbridge Community College convocation at the Paramount Theatre Saturday. Cara Lee Moser of a renewable resources management received the LCC board scholarship awarded annually to the college's most outstanding student. Miss Moser was chosen on basis of 85 points for academic attainment and 15 points for other factors. Miss Moser is investigating employment either with the Alberta department of lands and as a wildlife or as a fisheries officer with the federal department of the environment. She also won a award from the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association for having the highest academic average among second-year outdoor recreation and conservation education students. She is one of three women who graduated in LCC's renewable resources program. Susan Catherine Fraser of Lethbridge was awarded the LCC administration given to the CARA LEE MOSEP outstanding student enrolled in a first year program. Miss' Fraser is the only female student in the college's drafting technology program. She also won a award from Arctic Transit Mix for being the outstanding student in the school of technology and trades one-year and the Canadian Western Natural Gas award for being the outstanding drafting technology student. She will be attending LCC this summer for surveying courses. There were 200 students honored at the convocation. A Elizabeth Anne was the first female to graduate from the college's agriculture program.' She was also the recipient of a award from Oliver Chemical Co. for having the highest academic average- among graduating agriculture students. Ray Murdock Weaselfat of Cardston is the first Blood Indian to graduate in the agriculture program. Breaking down the sex barrier from the other side were three Lethbridge men who graduated the college's school of nursing. They are Grant Edwin Barry Lawrence Jewett and Frank Alan MacDonald. Although the college has had several male graduates from their nursing school in the this is the first year there has been more than one male student in nursing classes. Two of the 15 law enforcement graduates instead of the traditional robe of city police uniforms. Const. Frank formerly of finished the law enforcement course in December and has been on the police force since Jan. 2. Const. Don Allen became a member of the police force in April. He completed his law enforcement course by attending classes during the day while serving on the force's evening patrol. 'Student job for Student manpower registrations and. job placements are both up from the same time last the co-ordinator of the 1974 Hire- a-Student campaign said today. Garrett of the Canada Manpower centre for said there should be job for this year. To the end of last 99 students were placed in jobs. he said. Some of the 10 district offices will open next week. Anthony's debut foreshadows appearance of czar of the north By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON not going to take a to these is a statement which best sums up the dangers of appointing wwerful men to run our affairs. The legislature last week saw a dress of exactly the kind of tension and tonflict which will accompany the appointment a powerful commissioner to supervise levelopment of northeastern Alberta. The appearance of the appointed chairman of he Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission refore an elected sub-committee could not have better timed to underscore the or Chairman Richard the non-elected is the man determined to stay in the driver's seat. He said the work of the commission it too important to be sidetracked by petty or politicians. Depending on one's point of view of the reaction'to that approach might -vary. Many would probably shout more power to But in so they would also sanction wielding that power behind closed doors. It is true Mr. Anthony answers to elected representatives in the form of the cabinet. we can't see how cabinet reaches its Opinion Did the elected representatives for example sanction ah RCMP undercover agent's presence in an Edmonton treatment centre for drug It was a controversial decision by Mr. Anthony which some said risked destroying the centre's credibility with the people it was attempting to help. By creating a northeastern the government will be handing over powers itifinltaltr uririar than ttwiaA divan Mr Anthnnv Putting the reins of power in one set of would avoid the chaos of multiple jurisdictions so familiar to residents of areas like the Crowsnest Pass. In a difficult juggling the government is also trying to give the region a form of local autonomy. Difficult because it wants a man on the spot to speak for his At the same time it doesn't want him to speak too loudly. Elected persons must retain some semblance of control. because it must find a man with something like Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes' brain without the mouth. Part of the juggling act is explaining why the for the northeast when it has an elected minister of northern development. The premier emphasizes that a man on the spot is required. Why that man can't be the minister without Al is left hanging. But the outward appearance that Mr. Adair is not the most dynamic of ministers to handle such a large chore may reflect the real situation. Before it has its man. as Leighton Buckwell summed it the cabinet must tailor a straitjacket for him. With powers over health and welfare and local he is a small king of the north. The cabinet will be setting out the hie ;