Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION May Pages 11 to 20 UofL convocation upper Chancellor James Oshiro with Gerald lower one of the 222 graduates Beckers checklist of higher education's worth By KLAUS POHLE Herald News Editor A comprehensive checklist of the value of universities and higher to the individual and society was furnished the class of '74 of the University of Lethbridge Saturday. W. E U of L told the seventh annual spring convocation that higher education a major factor in the preservation and transmission of cultural in the formation of the culture of the future and in the solution of District students win at science fair Two Lethbridge-area students were among the winners at the 13th Canada- Wide Science Fair held last Monday to Saturday at the University of Calgary. The fair ended Saturday night with an awards banquet at which worth prizes in travel a.id medals were given. About people visited the which included 109 exhibits by 145 high school students from across Canada. David Wojtowicz of St. Catherine's Picture Butte won a first-place award of given by the Youth Science Foundation. Dennis of W. R Myers High Taber. won a cash prize of and a two-day field trip to Bell- Northwestern Research Laboratories and the Ottawa scientific community. Participants won medals and cash prizes ranging from to They were winners of regional science fairs affiliated with the Canada-Wide Science Fair The 14th Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held in Jonquiere. Que next year. immediate He told the more than 200 graduating students in his annual convocation message that through creative art and public higher education produces social benefits of great value. Through Dr. Beckel higher education produces which is the foundation of technology and provides the ideas and means for shaping the future. Through scholarship universities preserve the cultural interpret it to the discover values and mea'nings and wisdom out of past experience. Through social and artistic universities screen and evaluate ideas of the past and very basis of the development of As patrons and promoters of the they are the chief centres of artistic Dr. Beckel said. centres of public service they provide medical agricultural professional conferences and consultation and information on public and private Dr. Beckel also made these points about the value of universities both to the individual and society as a provide the stimulus of interesting people and pleasant interesting families receive satisfaction from the opportunities available to their many also benefit from being able to shift some of the responsibility for supervision and development of their children to an students develop personal integrity and enjoy life-long personal satisfaction through esthetic enriched values and easy social lifelong earnings are usually inform students of many career opportunities and help them to find careers that match their aptitudes and interests in which productivity is likely to be at a maximum and personal satisfaction likely to be enhance versatility of widen their options and reduce the risk of obsolenscence or discover strengthen leadership and make possible wide application of high technology and encourage raise the quality of civic and business life by providing an educated political preparing people for good providing volunteer community leaders and by supplying a of people who can bring humane values and broad social outlook to business and other practical result in improved home care and training of produce millions of people who enter essential profession where compensation is below that paid for work requiring less are centres for the propagation of social change or change in public provide a vast and versatile pool of specialized talent for a wide variety of emergent social contribute to refinement of esthetic appreciation and taste and thus add to the graciousness and variety of life. MP to speak at Jaycee convention MP Ken Hurlburt will speak May 25 at the Jaycee North West Regional convention. About 200 Jaycees from Alberta and the Northwest Territories are expected to attend the convention at the University of Lethbridge May 25 and 26. University's class of '74 gets degrees Over 200 University of Lethbridge students began a new chapter in their lives Saturday when they received degrees at the university's 1974 spring convocation. Chancellor James Oshiro of Coaldale admitted 140 students to the degree of bachelor of arts and science and 82 to the degree of bachelor of education. At the same two men eminent in their respective fields of endeavor were given honorary degrees. Gerald well- known Indian artist from received an honorary doctor laws controversial author- scientist Immanuel Veiikovsky of New was made an honorary doctor of arts and science. The honorary graduates were presented to the convocation by W. E. president of the university. Mr. Tailfeathers was cited as man of esthetic sensitivity and high ideals. A man who by his art has given additional reason for pride to his beyond has improved the condition of everyone who has known him or has known the product of his skilful hands and fruitful imagination Dr. whose controversial theories have been reviled by many as scientific heresy for more than 20 was lauded as man of intellectual vision and Dr Beckel said the 78-year- old Russian-born scientist is man who has indeed aitempted to shed a little more light our ignorance and who has challenged and stimulated in many parts of the the minds of natural and physical scientists in the constant search for the truth It was Dr. Velikovsky's first honorary degree and he says his considering his age and the vast amount of work left for him to do. The convocation address was delivered by A. W. R president of the University of Calgary. He outlined the aims of the new federal Institute for Research on Public of which he assumes the presidency July 1. Dr. Carrothers was introduced by Neil chairman of the U of L board of the graduating students by Fang-Quei dean of arts and and Russell dean of education Svlvia Strom of an education replied to the convocation address on behalf of the graduates. Convocation music was provided by the Lethbridge Symphony conducted by Lucien Needham. Wildlife officers at LCC Enforcement will be the main theme of a week-long seminar for fish and wildlife officers to be held at the Lethbridge Community College beginning today. officers will be brought up to date on changes in the new Litter Act will emphasis on law pertaining to pollution and ecology and study law enforcement says Bob college law enforcement instructor. of the discussion will also centre on facilities and equipment available to officers for he says. The officers will also study resource public relations and public speaking. The curriculum is based on problems officers in the field have faced over the past 18 months repair goes on The repair job on city streets which suffered their worst frost damage in several years this winter is about at the mid-way mark. Cit engineering director Randy Holfeld said today patch-up crews will continue their work for several more weeks before the job is finished. trying to do the worst ones he said. are working at several locations in the Cost of the repair was estimated at more than S100.000. In most cases the broken up areas of pavement have to be excavated then re- paved At city hall Lower taxes but the By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer The dynamic but rather wide swath aldermen cut through the city's 1974 budget last month came back to haunt them at their last meeting. It was a long night and when it was over Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff and city hall's contingency fund were a little the worse for wear. First up to bat was a group of Park Royal residents while failing in their purpose of getting their dusty median at least succeeded in revealing to aldermen a direct effect of their tight hold on the city's purse strings'. Council had cut from the community services budget and director Bob Bartlett pointed out the only way the Park Royal project could be accomplished was by robbing Peter a similar project on Glacier Drive to pay Paul. This left council in the unenviable position of antagonizing someone no matter what they did. There of an easy way and some aldermen were quick to see it. Take the from they said. we're not going to be dipping into it time after time it's against our whole budget was Mr. Hembroff's even though Commentary He took the same stance when Meals on Wheels asked for more even though the motion made by Aid. Bill Kergan on the request will siphon only from contingencies. Every other group that suffered similarly by council's previous budgetary decisions could reasonably be expected to come back to council for more money the deputy mayor pointed out to no avail. By the time the convention bureau's request for came the evening was definitely wearing on. When the motion to give the association from contingencies was Deputy Mayor Hambroff gasped only half in guys are going to spend the whole thing by mid- There was some justifi- cation for taking that sum from since council had a month before tabled the convention association's request1 in order to develop a policy on convention promotion. The implication was that since the hsvo hoon finalirpd in the interim any convention promotion financing would come contingencies. It was also surprising in the light that council had obviously not spent any time in the interval developing a conventions promotion policy. The entire exercise illustrated what Aid. Vera Ferguson has been consistently saying for some time council has never taken time out to sit down and seriously consider what it's priorities are on such matters as city spending and city growth. As. who's been around council long enough to draw some he who speakj loudest and most often to council reaps the biggest rewards sooner or One of the ironies of this year's budget has been that in an effort to impress on Edmonton the need to lift the ceiling on municipal city manager Allister Findlay somewhat inflated the city's spending needs. But in its zeal to keep taxes seemed to like what they were doing so much they lopped more than more from the budget than Mr. Findlay had suggested. The result everybody gets a lower tax but squeaking noises can be expected from the wheels that don't eet creased this year. At the legislature Spring in Sleepy Hollow By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Stanley Cup Spring and a federal election have all so far failed to roust MLA's from their dragging deliberations. The session is in its third- month doldrums just as the government is having its third- year blues. The government prefers to refer to the year as one for implementation and consolidation. But it is known in other circles as dull. A different flavor takes over the legislature as it dons more comfortable togs to consider the estimates. Sitting as a MLA's are free to roam the chamber. They may even lounge against the walls or sit on the carpeted floor to discuss whatever MLA's discuss in small groups. They may be getting more work done than whoever happens to be droning on at the particularly if it is Albert Ludwig Calgary Mr. Ludwig has insisted for so long on talking to each and every bill that no'one listens any more. This sort of sleepy hollow is expected to continue its Commentary existence until the end of the month and no one appears ready to disturb it It has flared with life just once as charges about pressuring contractors to cough up election funds were debated Marvin .the Conservative MLA from Smoky Lake who made the charge against the former wasn't expecting the blast his spur of the moment remarks ignited He eventually withdrew them And outside the house Deputy Premier Hugh Horner playfully blamed the whole thing on his old debating Independent Jim Henderson. It is said former premier Ernest Manning-had a wily way of speeding the session's work as it dragged towards summer. He would call in the legislature gardener and instruct him to cover the flower beds with rotted manure. The windows of the legislature would then be flung wide. As the fresh country smell wafted its ways into the legislative rural MLA's would start to get restless Hitching their belts and scratching their they would say it was sure getting on into seeding time Better get out there and get that crop they would say. But Manning's rancher Harry laments the fact that the ploy it were indeed wouldn't work any more. he says in his reminiscent way of too many boys from the city now for that to go So as fair as redistribution has been to the urban it may have slowed the work of the house. Now any quickening pace due to Spring fever will depend on the lovers on the lawns of the legislature cuddling in full view of the buildings. The government made a bad tactical error when one of its watchmen appeared on the lawns being towed by a large guard dog. It could have frightened off the happy couples. But the dog is gone again and the lovers still there.