Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 UTHBRIDCE HKAID Tuesday, May 15, 1973 Ready for opening BILL GROENEN photos Flowering plum blossoms herald the opening Friday of the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden at Henderson Lake. New trees have been added this year to the grounds in line with a continuing plan of development as drawn up by architect Dr. Tadashi Kubo of Osaka University, Japan. Most tourist attractions in Southern Alberta get spruced up this week for the seasonal onslaught of visitors. Baton competitions in city this weekend The 15th annual provincial baton twirling championship, sanctioned by the Alberta Baton Twirling Association, will take place In Lethbridge this weekend. The contest is split into three sections consisting of Southern Alberta champion- ship contests, the provincial contest and a clinic for in- terested twirlers, teachers and parents. Friday the Lethbridge and Southern Alberta champion- ships will be held at the Lethbridge Collegiate Insti- tute at p.m. Saturday a contest of mili- tary marching, basic march- ing, solos and t-struts will take place at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion at p.m. The provincial cham- pionship and the U.S. open specialities will follow the general contest. That evening, a special per- formance will be staged at the Yates Memorial Centre Championship and group awards will be given out. Demonstrations of fire, hoop and flag baton twirling and a special performance usina sainoan knives will bs iea- tured. Dance twirl teams from Saskatoon, directed by Linda Adams, who represented Sas- katoon in the 1971 Miss Can- ada Pageant as Linda Win- slow, will also perform. Guest performer for the evening will be Karen Woy- cenko of Calgary, senior solo provincial and Miss Canada junior title holder. Sunday a clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be held at the Civic Sports Centre. The public is invited. Over 350 young people from Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and the U.S. will compete. Judges for the baton twirl- ing contest will be Sheri Ihhe, Salt Lake City, Utah; Pat Olynyk, Edmonton; Lorraine Williamson, Penticton; Lynda Feingold, Calgary, Linda Adams, Saskatoon: Robert Ekltmd. Calgary; Jeanette Rienella, Eugene, Ore.; and Karen Rungquist, Medicine Hat. I I Local ATA head favors reaction to report Cadet inspection Commander B. Harasymiw of HMCS Techcumseh, Calgary, inspects members of the lethbridge Sea Cadet Corps Monday night at the Kenyan Field Armories. About 100 parents and friends turned out for the annual inspection. Accompanying Commander Harasymiw are Lieutenant Bob Williams, commanding officer of the corps and LcoGrud- niski, president of the Lethbridge branch af the Navy League of Canada. Reaction to the Lougheed policy on the Worth Report is generally favorable from Bill Cousins, president of the Lethbridge Alberta Teach- ers' Association. The Worth Report, releas- ed last year, outlines the fu- ture of education in Alberta. One of its recommenda- tions, that teacher certifica- tion be renewed every 10 years, was rejected Monday by Advanced Education Min- ister Jim Foster. Mr. Cousins said today he supports the government rejection: "I'd have to go along with that. I don't think you can give permanent cer- tification and then take it he said. The government also said it is continuing study of a Worth recommendation that teacher tenure be abolished and replaced by limited term renewable appointments. Mr. Cousins said appoint- ments of principals and vice- principals are already made on a term basis by local school boards. He said he could not specu- late on how term appoint- ments would be accepted by the ATA if they were applied to the over-all membership. The provincial government endorses a Worth proposal that pupils be given a great- er say in how they are to be evaluated. Mr. Cousins said students are already given an opportunity to discuss their evaluation and any expansion of the pol- icy, below Grade 12, could be troublesome. Home., farm program ends next week at Cardston A field day at the Blood Reservation in Cardston May 25 will climax a program sponsored by Brigham Young University Institute of Ameri- can Indian Services and Re- search. Program administrator, Dr Local man association director The president of Prebuilt Industries Ltd., Lethbridge has appointed regional executive vice president for the Canadian Mobile Home and Travel Trailer Associa- tion. Elmer Ferguson was nam- ed to the position at the as- sociation's annual meeting held recently in Quebec City. The association represents SO per cent of the recreational vehicle and mobile' home pro- duction in Canada. Lowell D. Wood, said the day will include a torn- of build- ing facilities, livestock judg- ing, and awarding of prizes at a banquet. The four-phase program in- cludes a family home develop- ment project and the organi- zation of future farmers on the reservation. It promotes the planting of a community garden in which ail residents work and share. Classes aimeB at increasing agricultural production through improved fertiliza- tion, irrigation and crop plan- ning are "held. The program is funded by the Kellogg Foundation. Not guilty plea entered A 43-year-old Lethbridge man entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of posses- sion of a stolen vehicle. James Hunt, general deliv- ery Lethbridge, was remand- ed to May 31 for trial. The paintings of a Corona- tion woman on display at the University of Lethbridge until May 25 attempt to portray the space and loneli- ness of the Prairies. Mary Hallett Biggs says she tries to get away from the sentimental, romantic scenes cf most Prairie pic- tures. Rows of stocked grain and geese flying overhead 'are not the prairie scenes Mrs. Biggs paints. The only sentiment is a slight nostalgia from old farm buildings in some of her paintings. Many of the scenes are of the natural, uncultivated land where the parkland meets the Prairie nsar the Biggs ranch, iz miles south of Coronation. Mrs. Biggs. 41. the mother oi five children, slarted painting in high school and tcok two years of fine art training while a full-time student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 1955 she qi-it university and hitch-hiked through Eur- ope. She married in 1957 and started pair.jng again seriously in 1839. Today she describes her- self as t'r.3 Prair.e artist "just bscoming recognized." Mrs. Biggs said she was honored at being asked to display soms of hsr work mostly Prniris landscapes at the U of L physical edu- cation-fine arts building. The U cf L display is not a representative tion oi her work. Mrs has done a number of paint- ings of objects showing the texture of trees, lichen on rocks and the subtle colors of the land. She sold her first painting for a', a shouins; at her sister's house in Edmonton. The mat) who bought the painting started an art gal- lery and later gave Mrs. Biggs her first show. An average Biggs painting today measuring aboaL threa by four feet sells for 5250 to To artists getting started, Mrs. Biggs advises "you have to be dc.iica'cd and prepared to approach galler- ies to show your work." She acts as her own agent taking paintings to galleries like Canadiana House in Cal- gary and Gallery 1 in Ed- monton. Biggs' paintings have been purchased by Im- perial Oil Ltd., Senator Allis- ter Grossart of Toronto, Wright Engineers Ltd. in Vancouver and several pri- vate collections in the United Ci-itac Mrs. Biggs said her work "goes in spurts and phases." For instance, she "dropped everything'' last fall when the first snow came and did nothing but paint. She will sometimes spend an hour or so painting "and then work en it sporadically while at other times finish a painting in a day or two. Mar Htdleft work on display at U of L Man faces theft charge A 24-year-old man from CardstoTi is to appear Li court in Lcthbridge today on a charge of break, entry and theft earlier today at Home and Pitfield Foods Ltd. on Scenic Drive. Entry was made through the north door after the glass had been broken. Police say worth of goods from the store was found on a juvenile who was believed to be an accomplice of the accused. The accused was appre- hended later in the morning, intoxicated and sleeping in an automobile with some of the stolen gccds in his possession, police say.