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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, May 10, 1973 _ Wins local festival These young performers from Catholic Centra! High hearsing the play entitled To Burn A Witch which will be School recently proved their acting abilities when they presented this weekend in the provincial drama festival won the local drama festival. They are seen here re- in Banff. LEISTER'S SIC LTD. beyond classroom ops Corner By ROB GOSSEN Kate Andrews Coaldale Where will you be come Sep- tember '73? This question could be easy to answer for some, others might have to think about it awhile, but there could be a good number who are downright frightened by it. If you have given the idea i little consideration over the I fleld you wanted to never did appeal to you anyway. Three years later with your you discover that you are instructing all those too qualified for high school and scrawny, old, hard-nosed pro- fessors hobbling about the uni- versities just will not give up the ghost. Well, chemistry always was our field. Another four years past years ycour RSc-ustm another three for your Ph.D. in chem- istry and you won't have to worry. You may not have a job but the government can't let such a highly educated nut cut on the loose. They will think of enough post graduate work or you to are you won't be doing much. Many students want to be told what to be, what to do with their lives. But those who have decided for themselves what their goal will be are those who Will more likely succeed at achieving it. Will you be working? Maybe once September rolls around you will decide to just continue with the summer job you man- aged to get. It might not be much, but what else is there to do? The work may not be too great, but the paycheck is sure nice. You can buy the car which you could never afford before maybe get a place of your own maybe get married maybe have a family. Hold on just a darned minute here! That's not what I want out of We. Maybe continuing your edu- cation is the answer you are looking for. With all the gov- ernment loans, the many insti- tutions and their easy access it should not be too hard. You could start off in a gen- eral arts program for a year or two right close to home, then finish it with another two years to get your B.A. But you are still nowhere an educated bum out of a job. Aha! Specialize there is the key to a prominent, highly paid position. Well, after four years at a B.A. and two years get- ting a B Ed. you discover there are no openings for teach- ers at the moment. Somehow the idea of getting to yell and scream and knock a few heads together whenever keep occupied until you retire. Perhaps this is where our present education system may have at times failed the aver- age student. Why is it that so many kids today don't know where their heads are at? Why are so many of those with the greatest potential end- ing up going nowhere? Why do many really bright kids drop out take off to Europe to "find" themselves or even just to have a good time; and end up never getting back into edu- has the potential cation. Everyone to be something in life. It is the responsibility of education to encourage, stimulate and mould that potential into a worthwhile being. This is a job thrust upon our educators which they must cope with. It could be the largest responsibility which anyone could be given to decide through arousing encourage- ment and even prodding what John or Mary will achieve in life. Maybe this is being too de- manding of our educators. One fact does remain. They do their job and each student is pro- vided with equal opportunity to accomplish for himself. Where will YOU be come September '73? LEISTER'S COMING EVENTS Allied Arts Council Presents Sunday Afternoon at the Yates MAY P.M. Playgoers Festival GOLDEN JUBILEE MAY 21 TO MAY 26th Complete Week of Activities Tickets Available at LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG. PHONE 328-4080 CALGARY (CP) At St. Martin de Porres junior high school, the students don't leave when classes end. They slay around to shoot pool with the teachers, throw a vase or two on the potter's wheel, catch a drama work- shop or the principal in floor hockey. But the students have not always been so keen on school. They have only been staying late since last October when a group of volunteer teachers decided education went b> ycnd the classroom and took longer than hours, five driVS a week. The teachers set up the Tuesday-Thursday program of athletics and special-interest activities to alleviate some of the problems typical to inner- city schools. St. Martin de Porres sits on the edge of downtown with a well-off neighborhood to one side and a poorer one to the other. MANY ABSENTEES To those students from the richer area, recreation was no problem. But for those from the other region, were often spent wandering downtown stores. And the school's absentee- ism rate high. Keiih Furnssz, a counsellor and one of the originators of the program, said "we just couldn't close our doors.'' "We decided that we, as a school, should be teaching our students leisure skills." Those who have taken ad- vantage of the program, about 85 a night, have not all come from the inr.cr city, he said. "We have a great many coming from the suburbs too. Some of the parents come once in a while to join in the games and help supervise." A result of th'3 program has bsen that teachers and stu- dents got to know each other better and absenteeism dropped. At night, there has been no such thing as a difficult stu- dent and nobsdy fails. EVERY ONE A WINNER "Every kid here is a uin- nar. A kid finds out he's really somebody bscause we have a chance to sit down and ask him how he is. "You just don't have that much time to talk to individ- ual students during classes." The program opans the school from one end to the other but most of the action is in the gymnasium. "In all the time we've been running the program we ha- ven't had one instance of van- dalism. "We lost a couple of ping- pong bats for a few weeks but they eventually turned up in the school equipment room." The organizers said they like the program to be included next year in a com- munity school concept being introduced in four other schools of the separata sys- tem. At Wilson Junior High Girls challenge flag football By LAVERNE GILCIIRIST- The Wilson Junior High ath- letic field has been a very busy scene lately. Activity on the field com- mences at a.m. as some 50 students begin their daily 10- minute jog around the track. Then Harold Majors, in- structor, puts the students through a series of exercises, designed specifically to develop particular muscles for track and field events. After about 15 minutes of ex- ercising, the students distribute themselves into groups to spe- cialize in the various events. The students belonging to the Wilson Track and Field Club have come a long way in their development since they first began their training during the first part of April. They were strictly condition- ed for the first three weeks. Af- ter the students returned from the Easter break, Mr. Majors began instructions on each in- dividual event so that proper techniques would be acquired. The students are now applying these techniques in each of the morning sessions. There are many promising athletic students who are rep- resenting Wilson this year at the city track meet. I am con- fident that they will put forth their grlatest efforts and turn i I Accent on g I I Youth At Hamilton Bike hike takes real spirit By TERRY WALKER Hamilton School recently held its Easter Bike Hike to Water- ton Park, totalling 180 miles round trip back to Lefchbridge. The outdoor education class, headed by Bill Lemisko, left Lethbridge on a wet and dull morning. Fifteen people had signed for the trip, but only seven showed up at the meet- ing place. The group departed from Hamilton at a.m. In the coulees, the group was joined by a Hamilton teacher, Fred Umeris. A quarter of a mile from Danny Rickaby blew his tire. The road was very wet as tha rain kept pour- ing on and off. Monarch was the next stop as the group, except Mr. Lemisko and Danny, pulled in about 9 a.m. for a rest. They departed with still no sign of the other The rain poured as three of the members. Terry Walker Jim Schwass and Mr. Umeris Bulled ahead. They reached Fort Macleod about 11 a.m. where the whole group finally got back together. It was learned that Danny also had broken his rear axle nit thanks to M e c h a n i c the bike was still holding together. The weather began to clear as the group headed on, By morning, the three tents through Mountain View then had collapsed under the weight of ihres inches of snow. A big fire was built and everything was to dry. Even-one left the site and Jim tore away. Terry caught up to him and they got about an hour ahead of the rest. Jim and Terry kept on going, fprasding out between Macleod and Brocket. Fort Pincher Creek, the first leg of he trip was reached late that afternoon. This is as far as Mr. Jmeris went. It had been a long, hard, wet trip of 61 miles. The bikers camped over night, only to awake to another wet day. With about an inch of snow on the ground, fires were started in the camp kitchen and breakfast was made. The clouds began to break around 11 a.m. so everyone pre- pared their bikes to leave. With only 35 miles to Water- ton, they enjoyed a sunny trip. This part of the trip was hilly and the going was slow. The scenery was beautiful near Twin Butte where they arrived at p.m. From here, the riding was easier but the sky had clouded over again. The group camped in the Creek campground, just getting their tents up be- fore the rain came again. A fire was built and dinner pre- pared. Story of Curtola TORONTO (CP) How did a pleasant kid from Thunder Bay, Ont, who wanted to be a high school teacher wind up singing in luxurious lounges in Las Vegas, Nev.? If his name is Bobby Cur- tola, success resulted from tal- ent, energy, determination and careful planning by his managers. Curtola, now 27. followed a tough route to eminence. He remained a Canadian. Did one- night stands in the towns and even villages across the coun- try. Sang Canadian songs. Built a huga following of Canadian fans most of them girls. Ke- corded for a Canadian company and hit the upper levels of Can- adian pep song charts with, at last count, 34 of his records. "I'm living proof that you can be successful in this coun- try without going anywhere Bobby said while here for an engagement at the Boyal York Hotel. No doubt about it. Curtola did make it first in Canada. Now he has a five-year contract with a major Las Vegas hotel and tours Britain, Japan and other countries. His annual income is mere than He owns prop- erty in, among other places Toronto, Thunder Bay and Lon- don, Ont. Not bad for a the kid who started 13 years ago in Pert Arthur, now part cE Thunder Bay, s'jiging in a church choir and with his own high school 3and. Bobby had swoon quality that attracted teen-age girls in swarms; the same quality that floated Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to the top in their gen- erations. Leavitt, and finally stopped in Cardston for a couple of bur- gers. The others were about an hour and a half behind them now. in some brilliant performances at the meet this month. At noons the field is again buzzing with" activity. The boys who once had full possession of the field for soccer practice at noon, must now share it with a new club. This recently formed club is our girls' flag football team. About 20 girls are attending practises. The coach has been educating the girls about va- rious plays and rules of the game. They are making very good progress, considering that many did not know the first thing about flag football before they began. The idea of forming a girls' flag football team was first brought to the attention of Wil- son students by a feature story which appeared in the school newspaper during the first part of the school term. Many girls expressed enthu- siasm at forming a team after reading the article. Several oth- er jur.ior high schools were con- tacted as an effort in finding some competition. None of these schools wished to form a girls' flag football team and so the idea was for- got'Len for a time. Then several weeks ago, word was received that Winston Churchill would form a team if Wilson would follow Snrinff n "ilson wOUia 10110W trough with the previous idea miles from Cardston, the saddl sores began to creep up on them. Jim and Terry camped in Magrath while the others camped in Cardston. It was a cold morning in Ma- grath and the fire was hard to start. Once the sun was up, it turned out to be the most beau- tiful day of the trip. Jim and Terry got back to Lethbridge about 9 a.m. The others arrived around 11 a.m. This bike hike shows the real Hamilton spirit and strength. and also form a team. Of course, Wilson agreed. Games will commence some time next week and will be played several times a week until the schsol term ends. Although Winston Churchill may have a weight and size advantage, our Wilson girls feel confident that they have mare important qualities that are needed for a girls' flag foot- ball team and that they should be able to stand their own against the older girls. Government expands spending on student summer employment At Winston Churchill '73 By KATHY DOE "High school life at best is passing. Gliding swiftly by; Then let us pledge in work and deed Our love for Churchill high." As the seniors prepare for their one big day in high school, the freshmen and so- phomores are very busy de- corating the gymnasium and the Cow Palace under the supervision of two seniors. TlJs year's festivities com- mence at 7 a.m. with a pan- cake breakfast sponsored by our teachers. At p.m. the ceremony begins. At that time, the graduates, families, friends and teachers will meet at the Exhibition Pavilion. The singing of '0 Canada' will head off the program. The grads will then parade to the stage, singing the Alma Mater where they will receive their pins. Teacher introductions and class histories will follow. graduation plans completed Class historians are Byron Lee and Carolyn Dave. Edward Clifton will lead the banquet meal grace. The meal will be provided by Sven Ericksen's. Guest speaker this year will be Ernest Dawson, vice- principal of Gilbert Paterson and former English teacher at Winston. Next year's students" coun- cil president, Randy Rae, will be master of ceremonies. The gift to the school will bs two bulldog models, to signify the home of the Bull- dog Athletic Teams, present- ed by Gloria Lazarick. The dance will take place in the WCHS gymnasium with the band Hcmecockin'. The grand march will be done to the song of '73, The Long and Winding Road. 'TO ENCOURAGE CONSERVATION' IDEA BEHIND HUNTER COURSE By BRENDA KOSAKA You would think that ap- proximately eight hours of classes a day would be enough for any one student but there are some who find it incomplete. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the drafting room, the hunter training class held. The instructors are Dex- ter Bevans and Larry Hol- land. The- class is mat an ac- tivity class but consists of lectures and discussions. The purpose is to introduce the members to a basic know- ledge of animal identifica- tion, guns and gun safety, birds, fish, survival, first aid and camping. There are no membership fees. The class consists of two girls and 19 boys. Included in these lectures will be five guest speakers, and one more camping trip but it is undecided where and when it will take place. Mr. Holland says the group is concerned with senseless killing. The whole idea be- hind the class is to encourage conservation. The class, which began in January, has had a few affi- liations with organizations outside of the school. The Fish and Game Association helped to finance the first survival trip. The Alberta Fish and Wild- life Association furnished the course with written material and administered the final exam. By VIC PARSONS CP Staff Writer Summer should have a gen- erally favorable smile for stu- dents seeking seasonal work, especially those with special skills. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates that prospects are bright from the Atlantic to the Pacific, particularly as the federal government expands spending on summer jobs for students and the swifter economic pace generates demand. As in previous years, how- ever, it pays to work in cer- tain fields. Commerce and engineering students and those learning special skills such as geology and forestry will find their op- portunities the brightest. Arts students, the unskilled and females seem to face the grimmest struggle for jobs, say manDower and university personnel. FEDERAL PLANS Biggest single boost for the job market comes from the federal government's million program announced Jan. 15 by State Secretary Hugh Faulkner. The plan is designed to pro- vide work for students in various community serv- ices and training programs, including summer mili- tary trainees. Another students are expected to take part in travel and language training programs. Included is the million Opportunities for Youth (OFY) plan, which will pro- vide of the jobs. The OFY spending is up from million in 1972. Another students will be hired by the government to work in career-oriented posi- tions leading to permanent jobs, and in clerical and man- ual work. In most parts of Canada, manpower and university placement spokesmen said the job situation is "good." In British Columbia, about students will be seek- ing work. The joo placement centre at the University of British Col- umbia said it expects the con- tinuance of a trend that began in 1971 toward more job open- ings at higher pay. The centre agrees that arts students and the unskilled are less likely to find jobs, girls were also less likely to find and, when they get jobs, were likely to receive lower pay- In Alberta, a manpower spokesman said most employ- ers are looking for more stu- dents than in the last two years, particularly hotels and the oil industry. General industry will pay about an hour while service industries will gener- ally pay the Alberta hourly minimum of Saskatchewan will have job opportunities equal to those of last year when 90 per cent of applicants found employment, a manpower spokesman in Regina said. Saskatoon manpower offi- cials were also pecially for those who have a trade or who are engineering students. Manpower spokesmen i n Manitoba said job prospects are batter than 1972 in thai province, although definite trends are still hard to see. PRESENTED BY THE CONCERT AND STAGE BANDS TUESDAY, MAY 15th 8 p.m. YATES CENTRE Tickets at the door proceeds to the BAND UNIFORM FUND ;