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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1974 Medicine Hat Federal Progressive Conservative Association NOTICE OF NOMINATING CONVENTION May 25 Medicine Hat High School Auditorium p.m. PURPOSE OF MEETING lo nominate a candidate to represent the Progressive Conservative Party in the Medicine Hat Federal Constituency in the forthcoming General Election to be held on Monday July 8lh 1974 All members of the Progressive Con- servative Party 18 vears and over residing in the Medicine Hat Federal Constituency as defined by the redistribution of 1966 are entitled to attend the meeting and vote for the candidate of then choice by preferential ballot Memberships will be available for all supporters at the no-nmating meeting You Must Present A Membership Card To Art work on display A collection of 20 paint- ings and several sculp- tures by Standoff artist Gerald Tailfeathers are on display in the University of Lethbridge art gallery un- til May 27 Several of the works are on loan from the department of Indian and from Mr. and Mrs Hugh Demsey of Cal- Mr and Mrs. Fred Gladstone of Cardston and Mr and Mrs. Bill Mokrey of Calgary Art gallery hours are from 9 am. to 4 p m Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m Sundays 'Talking book9 service given grant A grant of has been made to the Alberta division of the Canadian National Institute for the says Horst A. minister of youth and recreation. Mr Schmid says in a news release the purpose of the grant is to continue the service to 570 blind people in Alberta who now participate in the program. He said the program will possibly be extended to others such as the partially multiple sclerosis victims and other Research fellowship Mr and Mrs George 418 Normandy have received word their son a graduate of Louisiana State University of Baton has been awarded a research fellowship for study in Spam The granted by the Spanish government in honor of the American revolution bicentennial is for nine months of research in the archives of the Indies in Seville Mr Coutts is a graduate of the University of Calgary handicapped persons who would benefit library service is the only one in Alberta for the who will now be on the same basis as the other Albertans who can enjoy books and reading at their public libraries The service from CNIB employs distributed on demand to handicapped persons Each cassette provides up to 12 hours of and a wide variety of literature is available Details about the service may be obtained from Alberta 12010 Jasper Ave Edmonton Fourth in a series of six n School system adds to problems Like most you f probably just see us -around Christeras timef When we're singing carols and shaking the For some around alt year. We take their children -to summer eamps. We distribute' t food and We repair their C g bodies in bur'1 Most f 3 of we restore their through Un- christian charity.. You may not see i much of BMt do. Arid iplorf your dcfoatMSris fo.tHf Red Shield Appeal to niake sure we're If you don't need our help we need yours All donations to the SALVATION ARMY RED SHIELD CAMPAIGN LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT 1302 4th Ave. South Alberta Please help the Red Shield Appeal By TOM TIEDE WASHINGTON A local teacher tells the agonizing story of a shy young pupil who was too embarrassed to ask for a pass to visit the school lavatory Thus the lad wet his pants became 1he object of peer earned the nickname and had a mental breakdown The teacher kind of system do we have when a kid can't go to the bathroom without written permission7' The question is being asked with steadily growing regularity by child advocates who believe schools have become one of the most oppressive often most forces in young people's lives Toilet permission is only the beginning of lengthy regulatory lists at most schools in are absolute law Violation of such mundane things as dress personal appearance and even locker tidiness can result in public expulsion and in some cases corporal punishment The examples pain the mind A student caught smoking in Mississippi was forced to walk the hallways with an an poster A kindergarten child in who wore ear-length hair to hide a skull was expelled at five years old A basketball coach in New Jersey passed out contracts to his squad mandating personal and warned they would be dropped fiom the squad if they broke the agreement Child advocate Eda Leshane says children sometimes get warnings for overdue library books that hint of sabotaging the child's future employment attempts The illustrations are not isolated Though the U S Supreme Court has determined that neither nor teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse the student at least is still shedding plenty in the way of civil rights when he enters the educational door In most children do not have the right of redress from teachers or administrative personnel In many students are subject to physical retaliation for real or imagined faults Tex school officials aammistered lickings in In many schools pupils are not allowed any much less freedom of at times the teacher wishes quiet In the American education system does not hold with the Bill of Rights In at least part of the American educational system does not hold with base decency Thousands of schools allow the administration of amphetamines to calm hyperactive even though many medical opinions ques- tion the practice To be the abuses vary from institution to institution and teacher to but at least one Constitutionally questionable practice prevails nationwide According to Dr William director of the National Association of Elementary School all schools in the nation keep files on children and most keep the files secret from either pupil or parent inspection Records include psychologist medical histories and very with varying degrees of personal notations of even personality It is not unusual for an angry for good reason or to record for posterity the opinion that kid is a real sad jerk The system shocks Phans He says not only is it wrong to keep secret files on even but it can be destructive as well the old self-fulfilling prophesy syndrome Most of what people are is what they've become from other people's input So if teachers continue to harp on a child's using the the child may soon come to behave as he's expected to behave In other the marginal comments in the secret files may not help so much as hurt the development of a youngster But even without the sociological the f-iles create problems Students resent them because they can't see them Parents grow suspicious of the data- gathering institution and its not to mention its democratic principles says an official with the U S Department of Education the files are supposed to be they sometimes go public Who knows how many jobs have been for because an employer found disqualifying traits on the past records of the secret file system may be on the way out Even as the idea NAESP director Phans predicts the courts will soon rule for the nation as a whole has a right to keep secret data on I think the courts will agree But even if this one civil abuse is removed from dozens more will likely remain censorship of student areas off-limits to careless administrators who deal with names and numbers rather than children Thus with the cost of education skyrocketing now billion a year growing armies of both student and parents believe the expenditures should provide for tne inclusion of justice in the daily lessons Applying bra 0 passport r 1 of every 3 passports are delayed due to application Pick up your passport applica- tion at your Post travel airline or Regional Passport Office. Read the application complete it check it carefully before returning it to us. error-free applications are processed while mistakes can cause your application to be delayed. External Affaires Affairs extefitures CAREERS Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd. 2nd Generation Funeral Directors and Administrative Counsellors for Pre-Arrangements by tne Alberta Government Security THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th Street North THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-2361 Connecting Both Chapels NOW IN OUR 52nd YEAR Member of A F D S Funeral Directors A World-Wide Connection THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSN. invltm applications for full time LIFE SKILLS TRAINER conducting In human dvrttopriMnt tor Successful applicant will trained at a Life Skills Coach's Training July 4 to August 23 In Edmonton. All paid. Salary depending on and qualifications. Deadline for applications May 1174 Send curriculum vlttw to SHAUN Direct Services Chairman C.M.H.A. 1419 Avenue Alberta WANTED MACHINISTS and WELDERS to locate in the OKANAGAN VALLEY Write Box 45 Herald or Phone Area Code 604 545-2175 YMCA OPEN MEETING The Board of Directors of the Lethbridge Family YMCA Invites Interested Citizens to an open meeting of the Board May 22nd to p.m. If you would like to make a presentation contact the Central Secretary at 328-7771 Machinist Required immediately for steady work Steel-Flo Industries Ltd. Turner Alta. Phone Collect 263-5850 HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR Required jointly by The Claresholm General Hosoilal and the Willow Creek-Claresnoim Auxiliary Hospital The two hospitals are separately located and each has a SO bed capacity The Town ol Claresholm with a population ol 3 500 is a pro- gressive and growing Community located 70 miles south ol Calgary Alberta including recreational and educational facilities Applicant must be an H 0 M graduate and eligible C C H S E membership with several years experience in hospital administration Duties to commence approximately August 1 1974 Salary to be negotiated Applications Including a resume ol education training and exper- ience should be directed to Mr. 0. F. Chairman ClwwrMlm Hotpltal P.O. Box M Alberta ;