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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 PHONE 326-3201 The lethbridge Herald SECOND .SECTION LeLhbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, May 23, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 2G NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERIA Summer is coming. Be ready with n pair of Prescription Sunglaises. U of L enrolment like here's why n.v HON CAUHVBU, Herald Slalf The Univer- sity of Lclli- bridgc could in (or a dis- appoint in e n L Illis [all's enrol- ment figures are known. University of- 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 Lliey are being overly opti- mistic. A two tveel; long survey by The Herald of HI hifih schools in southern Alberta shows (bat Kt per cent of matriculating sludcm.-, plan to attend some university, but only 20 per cent plan to at- tend the U of L. And, a number of those say tliat if Iliey do finally decide to enrol at Ihe 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 Kiver in tlie soulh to Ctares- 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 Ihc U of L. The numbers who plan to attend the 7-ethhridge 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 Ms situation. The university louts itself as being a soulhcrn Allrerla university for southern Alber- tans. In fact, it lias been said that this was one of the prime reasons fur establish- ment of Ihe instilution. But, Iliere are only isolated cases of high school students who aclually look up the U of L as "their unh'ersiiy." Even some of those who said they tlid tcel some kind of loyally or identification with the university indicaied they don't plan to go there However, for the majority, the University of Lethiiridpe is "just there." It doesn't hold any special meaning. In the realm of Die 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 Inter- viewed who felt (hero could be any status attached to at- tending Hie U of L, In fact, it is known in some quarters as "a mickey mouse university One of the main beefs about Ihe U of L was the lack of courses and related facilities which are available. Several students said they rrere going lo Calgary or V-A- monton simply because the U of L did not offer what they are interested in, "I could probably go (o for a year or two, but 1 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 ol L. They were unsure whelher (Its larper universities would give them full credit for the courses taken. Also, I here was a feeling (lint the University of Lcth- hridge was hulling its irmip.e 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 Din United com- mented one sludenl. A number of students felt if the U of L is going to sur- vive, it should start to spec- ialize in sonic unique 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 Ret Ihe same tilings, and more on the larger campus- es, so why come Many students who are bound for the big cily uni- versities said they are going simply because Ihc U o[ 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 eiled most often as the offerings that arc not available locally. Oddly, some of (he (lungs lhat 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 Hie smallness because they have beard it enables Ihe students lo have a heller relalionship with their professors. However, lo some (he size of the U of L is a delraction. They feel (here is not enough diversify ol courses and faci- lilitcs. A common complaint en- countered was a general lack of knowledge about (he Uni- versity of Lelhbridge. 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 potenlial siu- denls about what it has to offer. Even in Lethbridge schools, (he 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 nO boolhs lo dispense infonnahon in an assembly line situation. "If Ihey are not inlercstod in corning lo us, then win- should we lie (hat inlereMwl about going lo said one local student. The University of J.eih. bridge did send repre.sciHa- livcs to each of Ihc schools about the same lime UK The Herald conrhiclwl its .survey. Dr. Bill Deckel, prcsidc-nt of the University ol Lelh- bridge, said lie would prefer not to make any comment on the findings of The Herald's study. Jle said are jiisf loo complicated at the pre.sem lime.1' A detailed account o[ where high school student arc going in Ihe tall, and wiry, will be carried staining in Wednesday's Herald. jRCMP air patrol nabs 107 motorists A large number of soulhern 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, -wil-h no fa- talities or injuries, "Aircraftwisc, if was a very Achievers' banquet Wednesday Tlie 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 Even Erickscn't Family Restaurant. Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation, uiif be featured speaker. Awards for outstanding achievement will be presented to individuals and companies. Members of the J u n i or Achievement group will bo sponsored al I lie banquet by tlie live businesses which sup- port and advise their compan ies through I lie year. Tickets may be purchased al the chamber of commerce of- fice by anyone who wishes lo attend. The banquet is open In Ihe public. productive summct up the RCMP highway patro sergeant in charge. Although campers and travel vans clogged the highways lending to and from Waterton Lalces, not one of (hose ticketed by the police was speeding along at less than RO miles per hour, with the maximum clock- ing 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 the camper. Tbe police spokesman added, "It's amazing people were trav- elling so fast in view of the congestion." Perhaps, be said, "it's a mat- ter of time before the public tunes In to the aircraft patrol." City police (ickeled a number of speeders in Lethbridge but did not require the assistance 3f the wreckers too often. Lost trucker causes power loss A lost California (ruck driver wiped out. an overhead power u-alk light al 10th Ave. and Uth St. S Monday, knocking out the power in Ihe area for about a half hour. R. E. Trams of Saugus, Cal- ifornia, accidentally drove the sc-mi trailer unit he was driving off the truck route, and while in the course of tin-losing him- self hit IJie walk light, causing an estimated damage. AIR CONDITIONING Afcon Refrigeration Lrd- For the best buy in Air Condilioning Phone 327-5816 Alberta Press Council not yet feasible-Mowers AN EYECATCHING PERFORMANCE Befng lighl, free and happy is not always easy, especially in a hot, humid atmosphere. But Linda Winslow, performed Sat- urday evening as a guest of the Albtrla Balon Twirlers Associalion made twirling look like a sisler of ballet, Miss Winslow used twirling an accomplishment to help her obtain )he posilion of fourlii finalist in the Miss Canada Queen Pageant, 1971. -Phil Faulds Photo Twirlers twirl way to baton clsaistpiouships CUFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic SLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Lovol MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327.2827 CATCH ALL THE ACTION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE ALL NEW KODAK POCKET INSTAMATIC Modol 20 Featuring Tho little camera wilh (ho big picturo Flash piclures without flash bnitorici Easy drop-in loncling: NOW ONLY Watch for more new models !o como 36 .75 SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. CHARGEX 614 3rd Avo. S. Phono 327-3555 Also operating WATERTON PHAUMACr ITD. in Wnforlon National Park By EEUNICE I1KKU3 itcralcl Slaff Vi'iiler Tlie tiny liltlc girls sobhinfi i their hearts on; and clutching Ihcir huge Irophics all their strength were ihc slars Ihe concluding chamnidnship br.ion Irophy presenlnlion Sat- urday. Tlie evening nl ihe Yales be- gan ttith a grand inarc'li of the lo Ilie s I .1 g e. .'oiid find Karrenll Kunqnisl logellier performed Ihe duty of master of ceremonies Mr. Kunqnist greeted Hie Iwirlers were from Urilish Columbia, Albert a and Sas- katchewan. LEROY'S PLUMBING 4 GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 32S-B4D3 The Iropliy presenta lions were highlighted by two per- formances by leading winners. Vickie Robinson, who was awarded (fie all-around (wirier award, gave a quick spirited presentation. Edith Takahnsi. Ihc winner ol many Iropliics and a houqiicl of red roses, thrilled tlie audience u'ilh il performance Nial in- cluded Iwo baloas. Linda Winslow, ,1 finalist in the 1971 Miss Canada cnmpeli- fiarn A Salurday aflprnoon fire at Iho farm of Thco Looinvon- Ibrcc miles east of Lcth- hridgc alone Ihe Coutls High- way resulted in "c.vlciisivc damage" to a barn. Two I-cthbridpo fire depart- mcnl, units answered (he call. lion, put Ihe audience into good spirits with her high, graceful and hr.nclsomc baton stylo. Robert Ekluntl. his wife, and bis moiher honored by the ABTA southern region with a gift and flowers for being (lie original people who baton twirling ils slarl in J-clhbridge. The Herald will carry a lisl of I !i e (.'nmpelilioil winners when tliev become available. The Alberta Press Council, formation of which was an- nounced last week, is an "illu- in Ihc opinion of Cleo Mowers, publisher and editor of The Lethbridge Herald. The Herald and Lhc Calgary Albertan are the only two of Alberta's seven daily newspa- pers not participating in the Press Council. Following is a statement on The Herald's non-participation, issued by Mr. Mowers this morning: The formation of an Alberta Press Council iras announced last Friday. Tlie participating newspapers do not include The Lulhbridge Herald. Some ol our readers may want an explana- tion from us. Several objectives were men- tioned in the announcement. We subscribe lo all but one of (hem, and alone or with others will pursue these as diligently as the Press Council member- papers will. The exception is Ihe first and cln'ef objective: to deal wilh complaints by tlie public against (be press. After the citizen has failed to get satisfaction from the news- paper ilself, he may lodge his complaint with the council sec- retary. The complainant must waive his legal rights against the newspaper, and if in the opinion of Ihc secretary the complaint is serious enough, it will go in private to an 11- nienibcr tribunal. The tribunal l 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, but that it is misleading. It prom- ises more (ban it can deliver. It will raise expectations, only to leave them shatlered. The reading public will be left more cynical (oirards (Jie press (han before. Admittedly there Is a prob- lem. The press is not trusted as much as its staff and man- agement would like. The most common criticism is that it is unfair unfair in both what it publishes and what it does not publish, unfair in its news dis- cretion, and so on. But some of this feeling Is natural, even inevitable. This is an age of frustration, a so- ciety of frustrated people, and when they distrust other human institution, why should the press hnpe to be spared? Newspapers are written and edited by mortals, and thou- sands of decisions must be made, somewhere in ihe line of production, for each newspaper each day decisions on what to put into the story and what to leave out, what Hem to put in the lead paragraph, what Ihought lo put in Ihe headline, what relative "play'5 to give dif- ferent slories These are deci- sions based on judgment. That judgment should he skilled, in- formed and fair, but it is still human judgment, and many people will disagree with it. Their disagreement can quickly- become a complaint against Lhc newspaper. Those with complaints against The Lelhbridge Herald are always welcome to bring them lo our attention. ]f we have erred we will issue correc- tions. If Ihe 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 lo re dress any damage ive do Hul our chief disagreement wilh the Press Council concept is tlie arrogant implication that (he newspapers are already do- ing as well as they know how. T h c 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- cessanlly. Until we have more satisfactorily discharged our responsibility as we already know it, we don't think we should invite our readers to slart drafting complaints a g a i n s t us. If Ihey volunteer, fine: their complaints will al- ways receive our serious atten- tion. Tie Press Council Is fairly new. The Davey commission recommends it. The only tested model Is the one in Great Britain, afler which the Alberta Press Council is copied. Its success Is a matter of doubt. Our opinion is 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 (he Allrerla Press Council is an illusion, well-in- tentioned but quite ill-consider- ed. We could not be a parly lo what we consider mismanage- ment or evasion of press re- sponsibility. That responsibility we lake no less lightly than any of the newspapers in the Press Council. SPECIALS! 3 IB. POLYESTER FILL SLEEPING ROBE SPECIAL 1 O.O I AIR MATTRESS SPECIAL 7.77 LAWN DART GAME SPECIAL 4.1 7 Call Sporting Good] Do you have merchandise )o consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service 250B 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd AVE. S. 328-0111 PHONES 323-0222 ZMWflncttrtnl coofcig is just a phone all iwiy and only Plus Installation tncludcs: Bwli con- densing unit, 20 foot line set end evBpoin lor coif. Enjoy it nowl CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phono 328-3388 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwarlz Bldg. 252 51h SI. S Phone 328.4095 TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AS LONG AS NECESSARY DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE RODNEV Hniq Medical Bldg. 401 Slh 51. S. 601 6th Ave. S. Frco Delivery Call 328-6133 Coll 327-3.164 ;