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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta CALL US TO CALL ON YOU If you are unable to visit our office We will be pleased to visit with you and discuss your travel requirements. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE328-32CM The Lcthbndgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, May 23, 1972 PACKS 13 TO 2C NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer )s coming. Be ready with n pair of Prescription Sunglasses. U of L enrolment likely and here's why By RON CALVHVELL Herald Slaff Wrilc-r The Univer- sity of Leth- bridge could .be in for a i startling dis- appoint in e n t when Hi i s fall's enrol- merit figures I a r e known. University of- B ficials arc ex- pecting about 35 per cent of graduating high school students in south- ern Alberta will attend the U of L this fall but, it appears they are being overly opti- mistic. A two week long survey by The Herald of 18 high schools in southern Alberta shows that IS! per cent of matriculating plan to attend some university, but only 20 per cent plan to at- tend the U of L. And, a number of those say that if they do finally decide to enrol at the U of L they plan to transfer after one or two years. The survey covered schools from Medicine Hat in the east to the Crowsnest Pass in the west, and from Milk River in the south to Clares- holm in the north. At each school, a represen- tative cross section of the students was interviewed, and in only two instances was there at least 50 per cent support for the U ot L. The numbers who plan to attend the Lethbridge cam- pus ranged from none of 10 interviewed in Medicine Hat to five of eight in Coaldale. Comments from the stu- dents seem to indicate the U of L has a lot of work to do in several areas if it is to solidify its situation. The university touts itself as being a southern Alberta university for southern Alber- tans. In fact, it lias been said that this was one of the prime reasons for establish- ment of the instilution. But, there are only isolated cases of high school students who actually look up the U of L as "ihcir university." Even some of those who said they did feel some kind ot loyally or identification with the university indicated they don't plan to go there. However, for ihe majority, the University of Lethbridge is "just there." It doesn't hold any special meaning. In the realm of the U of L is running a dis- tant third behind the Univer- sity of Alberta and the Uni- versity of Calgary. There was not a single stu- dent among the 183 Inter- viewed who felt there could be any status attached to at- tending the U of L. In fact, it is known in some quarters as "a mickey mouse university." One of the main beefs about the U of L was the lack of courses and related facilities which are available. Several students said they were going to Calgary or Ed- monton simply because the U of L did not offer what they are interested in. "I could probably go to Lethbridge for a year or two, but I would eventually have to transfer to Calgary or Ed- monton, so I might as well start said one stu- dent. Others who thought along the same lines expressed con- cern that they might have some problems transferring from the U of L. They were unsure whether the larger universities would give them full credit for the courses taken. Also, there was a feeling that the University of Lclh- bridgc was hurting its image by having less-stringent en- trance requirements than the U of A and the U of C. "It isn't as well regarded in other parts of Canada and in the United com- mented one student. A number of students felt if the U of L is going to sur- vive, it should start to spec- ialize in some unique area- offer something that is not available at most other uni- versities, particularly Cal- gary and Edmonton. "The university should have something that will at- tract students from Calgary and Edmonton as well as hold local students. Right now, there's really nothing to bring anyone here. They can get the same things, and more on the larger campus- es, so why come Many students who are bound for the big city uni- versities said they are going simply because the U of L doesn't offer what they want. They say they would prob- ably stay here if it did. Courses in various medical sciences, commerce, engin- eering and law were cited as the offerings that are not available locally. Oddly, some of the tilings that attracted some people are the very things that are chasing others away. For many, the fact that the U of L is close to home is a big factor. The expense of moving away was cited by several students as the mag- net which attracted them to Lethbridge. Others said they liked the smallness because they have heard it enables the students to have a better relationship with their professors. However, to some the size of the U of L is a detraction. They feel there is not enough diversity of courses and faci- litites. A common complaint en- countered was a general lack of knowledge about the Uni- versity of Lethbridge. None of the students could recall ever having been visit- ed by representatives of the university and they felt that a young university should do more to inform potential stu- dents about what it has to offer. Even in Lethbridge schools, the only direct contact stu- dents have had with the U of L came during a recent car- eer fair when the university had one of some 50 booths lo dispense information i n an assembly line situation. "If they are not interested in coming to us, then why should we he that interested about going to said one local student. The University of Lelh- bridge did send representa- tives to each of the schools about the same time as The Herald conducted its survey. Dr. Bill Beckel, president of the University of Leth- bridge, said he would prefer not to make any comment on the findings of The Herald's study. He said are just loo complicated at the present lime." A detailed account of where high school students arc going in the fall, and why, will be carried starting in Wednesday's Herald. RCMP air patrol nabs 107 motorists A large number of southern Alberta motorists entered in competition with the recently- introduced RCMP observation aircraft. And as in every competitive effort a final score resulted: Aircraft and Highway Patrol 107, Motorists zero, with no fa- talities or injuries. "Aircraftwise, it was a very Achievers' banquet Wednesday The Futures Unlimited ban- quet, the year-end and presen- tation banquet for Junior Achievement in Lethbridge, will Ire held at p.m. Wed- nesday in Sven Ericksen'fc Family Restaurant. Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation, will be featured speaker. Awards for outstanding achievement will be presentee to individuals and companies. Members of the J u n i or Achievement group will lie sponsored at the banquet by the five businesses which sup- port and advise their compan- ies through the year. Tickets may be purchased at the chamber of commerce of- fice by anyone who wishes to attend. The banquet is open to the public. productive summed up the RCMP highway patrol sergeant in charge. Although campers and travel vans clogged the highways eading to and from Waterton Lakes, not one of those ticketed >y the police was speeding along at less than 80 miles per wur, with the maximum clock- ng at 110 m.p.h. Surprisingly and fortunately enough, not a single injury or fatality was added to the pro. vincial highway casualty led- ger, a police spokesman said. The only accident recorded was when a home made car- camper connector broke, re- sulting In minimal damage to Ihe camper. The police spokesman added, "It's amazing people were trav- elling so fast in view of the congestion." Perhaps, he said, "it's a mat- ter of time before the public tunes In to the aircraft patrol." City police ticketed a number of speeders in Lethbridge but did not require the assistance jf the too often. 604A 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3276 Lost trucker causes power loss A lost California truck driver wiped out an overhead power walk light at 10th Ave. and 13th St. S., Monday, knocking ou the power in the area for abou a half hour. R. E. Trams of Saugus, Cal ifornia, accidentally drove the semi-trailer unit he was driving off the truck route, and while in the course of tin-losing him self hit the walk light, causing an estimated damage. AIR CONDITIONING Alton Refrigeration Ltd. For the best buy in Air Conditioning Phone 327-5816 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Meihanic BLACK DENTAL IAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONf 327-2827 ____ CATCH ALL THE ACTION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE ALL NEW KODAK POCKET INSTAMATIC Model 20 Featuring Tho little camera wilh tho big picture Flash pictures without flash bnlloriei Easy drop-in loading; NOW ONLY Watch for more new models to como "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" 36 .75 McCREADY-BAINES______ PHARMACY LTD. CHARGEX 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 Also operating WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. in Wnlorlon National Park Alberta Press Council not yet feasible-Mowers AN EYECATCHING PERFORMANCE Being light, free ond happy is not always easy especially in a hot, humid atmosphere. But Linda Winslow, who performed Sat- urday evening as a guest of the Alberta Baton Twirlers Association made twirling look like a sister of ballet. Miss Winslow used twirling as an accomplishment to help her obtain the position of fourth finalist in the Miss Canada Queen Pageant, 1971 Faulds Photo Twirlers twirl way to baton championships By BERNICE IIKHLE ileralil Staff Writer The tiny little girls sobbing their hearts out and clutching their huge trophies with all their strength were the stars of the concluding championship baton trophy presentation Sat- urday. The evening at the Yates be- gan with a grand march of Ihe twirlcrs lo the slag c. .John and Karronn Kunquisf together performed the duty of master of ceremonies. Mr. Runquist greeled the twirlcrs who were from British Columbia, Alberta and Sas- katchewan. The trophy presenta lions were highlighted by two per- formances by leading winners. Vickie Robinson, who was awarded the all-around twirlcr award, gave a quick spirited presentation. Edith Takahasi. Ihe winner of I many trophies and a bouquet of i red roses, thrilled the audience wilh a performance that in- eluded two batons. Linda Winslow, a finalist in the 1971 Miss Canada oompeti- LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 lion, put the audience into good spirits with her high, graceful and handsome baton style. Robert Ekliind. his wife, and his mother honored by the ABTA soulhorn region with a gift and flowers for being the original people who gr.vc baton twirling its start in Lethbridge. The Herald will carry a list of t h c competition winners when Ihev become available. The Alberta Press Council, ormation of which was an- nounced last week, is an "illu- in the opinion of Cleo Mowers, publisher and editor of The Lethbridge Herald. The Herald and the Calgary Albertan are the only two of Alberta's seven daily newspa- >ers not participating in the 'ress Council. Following is a statement on The Herald's non-participation, ssued by Mr. Mowers this morning: The formation of an Alberta Press Council was announced ,ast Friday. The participating newspapers do not include The Lethbridge Herald. Some of our readers may want an explana- tion from us. Several objectives were men- tioned in the announcement. We subscribe to all but one of them, and alone or with others will pursue these as diligently as the Press Council member- papers will. The exception is the first and chief objective: to deal with complaints by the public against the press. After the citizen has failed to get satisfaction from the news- paper itself, lie may lodge his complaint with the council sec- retary. The complainant musl waive lu's legal rights against the newspaper, and if in the opinion of the secretary the complaint is serious enough, it will go in private to an member tribunal. The tribuna will decide for or against the complainant, and the newspa per concerned will report the decision. That Is all. This sounds innocent enough Our objection is not that we would fear such procedure, bu that it is misleading. It prom iscs more than it can deliver It will raise expectations, onh, to leave them shattered. Th reading public will be left mor cynical towards the press tha before. Admittedly there is a prob lem. The press is not truste as much as its staff and man- agement would like. The most common criticism is that it is nfair unfair in both what it ublishes and what it does not ublish, unfair in its news dis- retion, and so on. But some of this feeling is atural, even inevitable. This is n age of frustration, a so- lety of frustrated people, and hen they distrust other uman institution, why should le press hope to be spared? Newspapers are written and dited by mortals, and thou- ands of decisions must be lade, somewhere in the line of roduction, for each newspaper ach day decisions on what o put into the story and what 0 leave out, what item to put n the lead paragraph, what bought to put in the headline, vhat relative "play" to give dif- ercnt stories. These are deci- ions based on judgment. That udgment should be skilled, in- ormcd and fair, but it is still 1 u m a n judgment, and many >eople will disagree with it. Their disagreement can quickly jccome a complaint against the newspaper. Those with complaints against The Lethbridge Herald are always welcome to bring hem lo our attention. If we lave erred we will issue correc- tions. If the complainant dis- agrees on a matter of opinion or interpretation, he always has access to our correspondence column. And of course the courts always sland ready to re- dress any damage we do. But our chief disagreement wilh the Press Council concept is the arrogant implication that the newspapers are already do- ing as well as they know how. The Lethbridge Herald is not the most deficient newspaper in Alberta, and we know dozens of ways we can do better and we are struggling with them in- cessantly. Until we have more satisfactorily discharged our responsibility as we already know it, we don't think we hould invite our readers to tart drafting complaints a g a i n s t us. If they volunteer, ine; their complaints will al- vays receive our serious atten- ion. The Press Council Is fairly new. The Davey commission it. The only tested model Is the one in Great Britain, after which the Alberta Press Council is copied. Its success is a matter of doubt. Our opinion s that it is largely a cipher. In its last reported year 370 com- plaints were submitted, only 38 adjudicated and only 13 up- held. Considering the shocking nature of much of the British press, it is obvious the people don't look to the Press Council for relief. We feel the Alberta Press Council is an illusion, well-in- tentioned but quite ill-consider- ed. We could not be a party to what we consider mismanage- ment or evasion of press re- sponsibility. That responsibility we take no less lightly than any of the newspapers in the Press Council. SPECIALS! 3 IB. POLYESTER FILL SLEEPING ROBE SPECIAL AIR MATTRESS SPECIAL I. II LAWN DART GAME SPECIAL I Call Sporting Goods Rtirn diiuiaecd A Saturday afternoon fire at the farm of Tiieo Leeuwen- biirgh three miles east of Lelh- bridge along the Coutls High- way resulted in "extensive damage" to a barn. Two LcthbridRc fire depart- ment units answered the call. Do you have merchandise to consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd AVE. S. 328-0111 PHONES 328-0222 ______Centra! cooling is just a phone and only Plus Installation Includes: Bull con- densing unit, 20 foot line set end evaporator coif. Enjoy it nowl CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phono 328-3388 Certified IENNOX dealer ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz BIdg. 222 5th St. S Phone 328-4095 DOWNTOWN Phone 327-5767 TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AS LONG AS NECESSARY DOWNTOWN RODNEY ;