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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta School students selected to study under program PREDERICTON (CP) Top-rated high school students from across Canada will gather here from June 30 to July 28 for the Youth Science Foundation's 1973 summer science program. The session, to be known as Man and his Environment, will include formal lectures, seminars, discussion groups, field excursions, laboratory work and demonstrations. Students selected will have a special aptitude for science and mathematics and are cho- sen on the basis of academic leadership abilities. Michael D. B. Hurt, asso- ciate professor of biology at the University of New Bruns- wick here, is the director of the program and tempers the concept that academic ability alone is a prerequisite for candidacy to the program, QUESTIONS VALUE Prof. Burt said he feels na- tional science programs should create in participants a realistic attitude towards real-life problem-solving, without the flashing, bubbling and crackling displays of sci- ence fairs. He acknowledged the educa- tional advantages of these fairs but in the long run, he added, "I wonder if theyre really worth it." "You don't have to be par- ticularly bright or talented to take part in science he said. "I've seen some very impressive displays which showed originality but I al- ways find it difficult to deter- mine how much work has been done by the students and how much has been done by the teacher." Prof. Burt indicated that the summer science program would probably be better than a more formal university pro- gram. AIMS AT AWARENESS "We're not trying to make them learn; we're trying to make them aware of the var- ious sciences and how they re- late to each other in arriving Battle Potato Beetles FOR AS .LITTLE AS AN ACRE 'based on manufacturer'- suggested retail prices WITH; GUTHKDN Spray Concentrate Fast knockdown Long-lasting control Easy to use. Apply any time Colorado potato beetles hit, up to 7 days before harvest. Saves money Order from your supplier now. RESPONSEabilily to you and nature CHEMAGRO LIMITED 77 City Centre Drive Mississaugua, Ontario 73134C at solutions to modern-day problems." He said organizers hope the program will help students de- cide on the field they choose for further study, what na- tional aim they want to con- tribute to or if they want to work at the national or inter- national levels. The first week of the course deals with the marine envi- ronment with visits to the Huntsman Marine Laboratory at St. Andrews, N.B. Re- search into fresh water will be carried out at UNB where water analysis will be covered with the help of the chemistry department. _________ Young people speak fluent Malaysian MONTREAL (CP) About 70 Canadian young people, be- tween the ages of 16 and 20, are expected to return to Canada next Monday from a five-month trip, speaking almost fluent Ma- laysian. They are participants in federallynfinainced Canada World Youth program that sponsors an international cul- tural exchange between Cana- dian youth and their counter- parts in five European, Asian, and African countries. The recruitment process for participants in the 1973-74 pro- gram began Monday. Deadline for applications is May 31 and, after preparation, the 1973 group goes overseas August. Jacques Hebert, president of Canada World Youth, said the 240 participants in last year's program were selected from more than applicants. They spent five months living and working in ope of the ex- change Tunisia, Cameroon, Mexico, and Yugoslavia. They did manual tasks such as farming, fishing, furniture carving, exploring archeological sites and maintaining a youth centre. The exchange program is not a program of aid, nor is it in- tended to be merely a year of travel for the young people in- volved, said Mr. Hebert. "The program is designed as a means of communications be- tween our he said. "It is a form of sodo-cultural im- mersion in which young people are integrated into the commu- nity life of the countries in- volved. They work with the people and come to understand the different social and cultural values." Selection involves a series of interviews, questionnaires, and medical and psychological tests. 4-H attracts urban youth OTTAWA (CP) In a way 4-H clubs axe throwbacks to a more rural, less hectic age, but they continue to thrive in both urban and rural com- munities. National 4-H program direc- tor Jack james says in a re- cent issue of the Agrologist, official publication of the Ag- riculture Institute of Canada, that the youth organization now is attracting young peo- ple who have never been on a farm. Most of the youth belong to 4-H still come from farms, still "raise cows, grow corn and pluck chickens to get ribbons." But the organization also sponsors public speaking com- petitions, leadership t r a i n ing sessions, hikes and nature tours, conservation clubs and photography projects. "In very general terms, 4-H could be described as youth said Mr. James "Not rural youth development, but youth development. "This is accomplished through a calf, grain plot, gar- den, cooking, tractor, automo- bile, bachelor survival and con- servation projects. "These projects are the tools used as means to an end. "The means can also be a club float in the local parade, club entry in the national pos- ter competition, re- gional and provincial rallies, conferences, or national pro- grams. "The end is youth develop- ment development of a well rounded, capable, responsible pei-son, a credit and an asset to himself, his club, his com- munity and his country." The students will shift their emphasis to the land in the third week to study air quality and land use alernatives. The final week has been saved for a more theoretical look at mathematics using models and computers. MEETING OF MINDS Instructors at the sessions will include university profes- sors and research scientist from government and indus- try who will discuss recent discoveries in astronomy, bio- chemistry, biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, phys- ics, psychology and sociology. The cost of the pro- gram will be shared by the foundation, Environment Can- ada and various corporations and individuals. Prof. Burt said he considers one of the most important as- pects to be the meeting of young minds. High school students will be coming together from all parts of Canada. "Its good for a top student from Ontario to meet another top student, say for example, from Newfoundland, so that he can see that the other per- son is every bit as good as he just some hick from the sticks." ISRAEL: A Flame Rekindled Thunday, May 17, 1973 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD 9 X: And the Desert Shall Bloom It is no coincidence that archeology is the national hobby in Israel. Abba Eban once pointed out that there is no other place in the world where a child can dig up in. the garden a stone years old and read and understand every word on it. Golden A sense of pioneering spirit, of destiny, of necessity, of survival and of history brought Jews back to Israel. Yet despite the common bond of religion and ancestry, Israelis are sufficiently- individualistic and saith the Lord, to prohibit any possibility of national blandness. Israel remains almost, but not quite, a melting pot. "There is Harry Golden wrote, ''the country populated by a people trying to survive, to make a living, and now and then, on the week- ends, to have a good time on a Mediterranean beach with the family This is the Israel with no fewer than clinics, 400 hospitals, 500 mother-and-child health centers. For a population of there are almost doctors, one doctor for every 420 inhabitants, by far the highest ratio in the world. It is'the one country in the Middle East free from the ravaging epi- demics of its typhus, ty- phoid, tuberculosis. "It is a country with a small standing army, which over a weekend can swell to almost still commanded by the same 16 gen- erals, by far the lowest ratio of generals to men in the world. It is probably the only country in the world with two trained pilots for every plane, which explains why, when war comes, its air force can fly sorties for 24 hours at a stretch." How to hammer a nation out of a collection of oppressed people? Israel may be the classic ex- ample. Surround them with hostile neighbors, make them fight for their lives, unify them by establishing a "people's" army and you will have, in remarkably short order, a durable, viable nation. And it is the army, some say, which is the greatest single force of unity. All child- less regular soldiers and then reserv- ists until they are 49 (34 for As an Israeli fact book states, "the Defense Forces fill an important role in education and civic trainin? They serve as a- school for the Hebrew language and a means of welding the diverse elements of the population into a homogeneous whole... No soldier leaves the Army without completing a basic education. For new immigrants, Army serv- ice is a decisive prelude to good citizenship." Israelis live in big cities (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, small towns (Nazareth, Beershebaj Rehovot, Carmiel) and the communal living ex- periments known as kibbutzim, where all prop- erty is collectively owned and-' central dining rooms and children's quarters are maintained. The lifestyles range from that in a typical big city, complete with smog, traffic and noise, to the fanning community, where sheep and goats still graze on the time-worn hills. And Israel is not entirely Jewish. There are some Arabs, Christians and about Druzes. Though they are a minority, non- Jews enjoy religious and political freedom. Also, Israelis are among the most highly taxed people in the world: a desert land surrounded by enemies, essentially .removed from the- rest of the world, must pay the price. NEXT: The Six RAYMOND MOTORS CO. LTD. FRIDAY SATURDAY MAY 18 FREE! 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