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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta MRS. URNICE VOTH just returned from Hawaii. Drop in and enquire about your HAWAIIAN VACATION NOWI ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIUAGI MAIL PHONC 328-3201 The LetHtoutge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, May 8, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 26 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower 7th Street Shopping Mall Uthbridge, Alberta Phon. (403) 328-7411 FILING CABINETS A review St. John concert short of ideal By PAT ORCHARD The Lethbridge Symphony Chorus, conducted by Lucien Needham, and accompanied by Louise Chapman (harpsi- chord) and the string section of ths Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra performed a rath- er controversial rendering of Handel's St. John Passion at the Yates Memorial Centre Monday evening. I say controversial, as this text was no masterpiece, eith- er verbally or structurally, having been edited by Mich- ael Diacks. Although Mr. Di- acke presumably aimed to ar- range the music as Handel would have wanted it, he has indulged in some rather cur- ious rhythmic changes, as (veil as including chorales and choruses from other Passions and oratorios. However, this was no fault of the perform- ers, so let us discuss tha qual- ity of last evening's perform- ance. Walter Goerzen was a most authoritative Evange- ist. His interpreations were intelligent, ranging from pas- sages of the utmost subtlety, to others sung with tremen- dous virility. He had an ample tenor voice of fins quality which could, with a little mere imaginative coaching, become a compel- ling dramatic instrument. Arnold Dvorkin, as Pi- late, had an irritating habit of attacking notes from be- low in an uncomfortable way, 01 else attacking them in lit- tle explosive bursts. His in- terpretations needed expres- sion more than just mere vol- ume. However one could blame the accompaniment as part of his problem. Mr. Arthur Hunt was a noble Jesus, but I suspect he found the bass arias uncomfortable in the lower register, as at times his voice was surpris- ingly obscured by the orches- tra. The heavy beat in his tone made him sound rather taxed by his runs, but were his voice in happier and freer condition, his interpretations too, could be worthy of seri- ous consideration. Mrs. Colleen Kaufman (so- prano) had a bright pleasant voice. She has technique enough but one had the im- pression that what she gives is all she has to give. She never seemed to start or end a phrase with plenty of breath in hand. However, this could have been due to nervousness, as the artistry of her duets was always of the highest level. Mary Thompson (contralto) had the energy and volume needed for the part, but her vibrato was irritating on long- held notes. The crowd choruses had a tendency to come in on their leads rather than hit them. The sopranos seemed unable to cope successfully with the high notes, which emerged as little squeaks. One fslt the singers could have empha- sized the more venomous words such as with a more derisive tone. Nevertheless, their approach was live and positive, and as such deserved the highest commendation. The choir's brief handling of the chorales were the high- light of the evening. Handel would have been somewhat surprised by them, as there were no chorales written for the St. John Passion. The harpsichord accompani- ment was adequate, while the cello and bass sections of the string orchestra could scarcely be endured. Music of this period was usually written for voice and con- tinuo. The accompanists are to be congratulated, as rarely did they cbscurs an aria. Although the performance was admirable, it was hardly what Handelians would ideally want of the St. John Passion. However, it did pro- Aide the opportunity to re- mind us of an unjustly neglected work. Perhaps next time the conductor could chooss something more tech- nically mature. Youngsters celebrate World Red Cross Day Meet Mixey Three-year-old Shelldon Doherty, 1010 7 Ave. S., beams with pride as he dis- plays "a boys' best friend." Mixey doesn't qppear to be quite as exuberant about the relationship.________________________ MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS F.T.D. SPECIAL ond Flowering Plants 10 and up ORDER NOW FOR SUNDAY, MAY 13th Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street South LETHBRIDGE Boards consider safety, smoking A petition calling for safer crossing conditions at Mayor Magrath Drive and a revis- sion to smoking policy in local schools will be consider- ed by separate and public trustees tonight. Both school boards will EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL SHOE REPAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH Certified Dental MMtianic CUFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB_ MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lowtr Level PHONE 327-2822 Catering KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN FOR SMALL OR LARGE PARTIES BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CAKES MIMC MOHWAUTT tamely lestaulattt FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP 2021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 meet, separately, at p.m. Catholic trustees have re- ceived a request for improv- ed safety measures, at Mayor Magrath Drive and 5th Ave- nue South, signed by 30 con- cerned parents. "After the last petition to city council, and numerous phone calls to city hall, city police and members of city council, it seems we've been given nothing but a deaf ear. "Those in office continually pass the separate tees have been told. Trustees are asked by the 30 parents to "exert some very strong pressure" on city council to have a pedestrian overpass constructed at the north end of the intersection. Separate trustees will also discuss adoption of the 1973- 74 school calendar, nomina- tions for life membership and teacher awards to the Alberta School Trustees' Association and selection of a local drama presentation at a Banff fes- tival. AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE Carrier ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 Public trustees will be asked to consider a more len- ient policy toward students who smoke in elementary and junior high schools. Musician recognized A 30 year career with music in Southern Alberta will be recognized at a spe- cial ceremony Wednesday from the University of Leth- bridge. A. K. Putland. who retires this year as sessional lecturer in the U of L music depart- ment, will receive a citation for distinguished service. The 2 p.m. presentation will be made by D. G. Blair, music department chairman, during a meeting of the uni- versity's arts and science council. Born in England, Mr. Put- land emigrated to Canada in 1915. He became a student at the University of Alberta at the age of 17. He became organist and choirmaster at Southminrter United Church in Lethbridge during 1943. Mr. Putland jcin- ed the staff of the Lethbridge Junior College in 1957 and taught music there until be- coming a sessional lecturer at the U of L in 1967. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bid.. Phone 327-6565 A 19G9 policy stales stu- dents in these schools are not permitted to smoke "under any condition." The first revision restricts students from smoking "dur ing the normal school day.'' The old smoking policy provides three steps of dis- cipline for violators: warning and "appropriate discipline" plus notification of parents, second violators to be asked to go home "for a day or two'' and then return to school with their parents. shall be given in writing by the student that violation will not occur Third-time offenders, under the 1969 policy, are suspend- ed by the principal and referr- ed to the deputy or assistant superintendent for "appropri- ate action." Proposed revision to the elementary junior policy simply' calls for students to be "appropriately disciplined by the principal of the No change is suggested for senior high school, which allows students to smoke in "designated calls for schools to discourage smok- ing by students and provides "appropriate discipline" for students found smoking in non-designated areas. Other items on the public board agenda include capital budget allocations, renova- tions to the Lakevicw School, board contributions to pen- sion plans and appointment of a new school superintend- ent. By BERNICE HERLE Herald Staff Writer Little white arm bands with the Red Cross symbol were worn by about 90 city students today to com- memorate World Red Cross Day. The Grade 2 classes of Fleetwood Bawden School decided to make paper arm- bands and wear them to show thsy believe in Red Cross. Pearl McKague, co-ordina- tor of the Grade 2 classes at Fleetwocd Bawden, said she had meant to order arm- bands for the children to wear bur forgot about it so the students decided to make their own. Last year for World Red Cross Day the Grade 2 classes visited the Auxiliary Hospital, airs. McKague said the Red Cross program set up in. the school is not rigid or structured. She said it deals with ths aspects of interna- tional understanding, health and community services. The Red Cross concept is just woven in with the other programs offered at the school. "For Mrs. Mc- Kague said, "in social studies the class studied pio- neers and so we tied it in with the Red Cross program of community services. "The pioneers are the peo- ple at the Green Acres Lodge who the children go to see. They each have a special person to she said. As far as the international aspect of the program is con- cerned, Mrs. McKague said the Red Cross branch in Cal- gary supplies health kits which the children fill with brushes, combs and other supplies. The kits are then distributed all over the world. Mrs. McKague, Pat Martin and Elsie Trovan, ttbe other Grade 2 teachers at Fleet- wood Bawden, use Red Cross material extensively in connection with their health classes. Red Cross supplies many posters of correct health procedures that the children understand easily. Mrs. McKague said it costs the children a dime to join. Red Cross and they must not ask their parents for the monay but rather they must earn themselves or take it out of their allowance. "Even if they can't bring a dime no one is she said. The instructor pointed out that the children are really interested in the program. She said it seems to give them a purpose to think about somebody else The children themselves, had definite views on Red Cross and World Red Cross Day. Brian Heinrich said World Red Cross Day is a day every- one celebrates Red Cross. "It's to remember people that have been helped by Red he said. Kent Hollingsworth said World Red Cross Day helps people remember how Red Cross got started. "It started in the war about 110 years ago and it was started by a man named Henry Dunant." Kent said "big people in Lethbridge" haip the Red Cross a lot. "My dad goes and donates blood. They get about a pint of blood out of people's he said. Shelly Mueller said "little people" can help the Rad Cress too. They can collect stamps and coupons. Sheldon Krahn said the money from the stamps and coupo'ns can be used to buy toys for sick children in hos- pitals. Mrs. McKague said the students have compiled _ a friendship album in which they put then- art work, a col- lection of their poetry and an account of their Rad Cross activities during the year. CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 'DOWNTOWN' 314 -7th Street South Phone 327-4591 For the finest, modern office furni- ture and all your stationery needs visit Chinook Stationers, Down- lown. Water users consider attempting well purchase GRAKUM (HNS) Famil- ies cut off from free water by 80-year-old Jane Whipple may attempt to buy the Whip- pie well or dig another well with government financial help. About 75 people met in a closed session here Monday night and failed to arrive at any solution to the problem forced on them Friday by Mrs. Wbipple. The meeting was told by John Zoeleman, councillor in Willow Creek municipal dis- trict 26, that Mrs. Whipple warned last February she would close the well located on her land and that the water was not for sale. But he suggested a commit- tee be formed to ask Mrs. Whipple to change her mind and sell the land. It was also suggested that a site north of "the Willow Creek be appropriate for a well and that the group should investigate the chances of getting financial help from the provincial gov- ernment. Members of the North Mac- leod Water Haulers Co-opera- tive say in 1961 they offered Mrs. Whipple per member per year for water. She re- they say. Mrs. Whipple's ranch is lo- cated about five miles north of Fort Macleod. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. 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