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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta CALL US TO CALL ON YOU If you arc unable to visit our office We will be pleased to visit with you and discuss your travel requirements. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALI PHONE 328-3201 The LetWnrldgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lclhbridgc, Alberta, Thursday, May 25, 3972 PAGES 13 TO K NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BtQG. 740 AVE. S. LETHBRIUGE, ALBERTA Summer is coming. Bo reoclv with ti putr of Prescription Sunglcissus. South By PON CAUlWF.l.I, lieralit SJlaff Writer The Herald's cctmmunily by c o in m u mty study contin- ues totiay con- corning s I u- dents' reasons for (lie University of Lctlibridffe the posl- f seeondai'.v ed- ucation in.slitu- lion they wish to atieiul. Only .1) per cent of Grade 12 Rr.-.du- rlcs plan lo attend the U ol L. MKD1CINK I1.V1' Fivo of the 10 students in- terviewed will attend yeuic post secondary institution. Most plan to enrol in cum- munily or agricultural col- leges. Two plan to go to the U of A. one to LCC, one to Medi- cine Hat College and one to the Olds Agricultural College. None indicated they had any thoughts of attending the University of Lethbridge. lents express concern about U of L program offei know a guy who went lo Lcthbridgc and he suggested I go lo the U of said one student. A general lack of knowl- edge about the U of L was noticeable among UK stu- dents. No one has ever given the institution much more than a passing thought. University in Medicine Mat generally means Calgary or Edmonton. MAGKATII KiL'ht students inter- viewed and six said they plan to atlerd college or univer- sity in the fall. None of those six will en- rol at the U of L. liYU will be the big winner in Mi'jrolh, two of the six s: id that is where they plan lo go. The remrinder were f-ilit between the U of A, the LCC and Utah State. There was no feeling of identification or loyalty for the U of L among the group interviewed. The universities with "sta- tus" for Magrath students are the U of A and BYU. The desire to get away from home was also a domin- ant factor in the selection of a university. The U of L is just "too close." TAIiEU The University of Leth- bridge is relatively popular ill Tabor. Six of seven stu- dents interviewed said they plan to attend university, and three of those six expressed a preference for the U of L. The main reasons behind their choice were that it is a small institution and, since it is close to home, it is cheap- er lo attend. "H is small enough that you don't get trampled by numbers and there is SUD- posed to be a good ptudenl- ter.cher said one student. However, students say they heard ''quite a few nega- tive comments" about the U of L. They also felt that the uni- versity could do a better job of informing people of what is available. But, most said they still This survey was conduct- ed in the following man- ner. Principals of the 18 high schools were contact- ed by telephone and ask- ed to select a group of 10 to 12 potential university studenls in Grade 12 at random, to be interviewed about their plans for the fall. have a positive attitude about the local campus. CLAKESIIOLH Five studenls were inter- viewed, three expressed an intention to enrol at the Uni- versity of Alberta while two are undecided. The undecided studenls said they are considering the U of L. However, one extended only a remote possibility to his ac- tually enrolling. The 186 students were interviewed face to face, individually and as a group. In comparison a Gallup Poll of Canadian opinion involves about 850 people out of a total pop- ulation of more than This is regarded os a true representative sampling. ''The physics department seems lacking in he said. For another, the U of L represents "less of a jump from high school." For the others, it was a case of the courses they want- ed not being available locally or a feeling that the stand- ards at the U of L r.re not as bigh as in Edmonton. CHOWSNEST PASS Support for the University of Lethbridge is practically non-existanl. Only one of HI students interviewed said she was considering going to the U of L. Six arc headed for the University of Calgary wiiile two are going to the U of A. One is undecided. "I like (lie whole univer- sity, and it's closer to home." said the single U of L sup- porter. One student said Lethbridge was recommended by a coun- sellor because of its educa- tion faculty. The majority of the stu- dents in the Crowsnest Pass region regard the U of C as "their university.'' The lack of courses and facilities at the U of L has turned some students off. Students also felt the U of A and the U of C have done a better job of keeping them informed. "The other universities have been here but no one from the University of Loth- bridge has ever been here commented one stu- dent. "lieally, we haven't heard much ol anything ab.iut file U of L." IMNCHEP. CT'.EEK Two of students inter- viewed said they are planning to attend the University of Lethbridge. Two others indi- cated they are still consider- ing the U of L. The remainder arc split among the U of A. fhe t" of C. SAIT and Ihe University of British Columbia. "f could iind a job easier in Lethbridge but 1 would have to transfer lo Calgary after two years because they don't offer a full commerce program in said one student. Another student who has applied to the U of L said, "f don't really want to go there. I just applied in case I can't get into the Univer- sity of Calgary." The U of C is regarded as the "s t a t u s'1 university among Pinchcr Creek stu- dents. I OUT .MACLEOD Two ol Hie students ir.tc.Tvicv.-od plan to attend university in fall, both they arc hoaihd for the University ol Alberta. A physi- cal education program ;uid a lack of (.-nLMnoennL1 studies in Lcthbiidgc sent the: two stu- dcins HI Kdinon'.on. i'Vir 3'ort .MacloiHl students, the I ft! Lnhbridge holds no special iiioaning. No one ll as "their lumersily." Many -n rur.iiiKMiled that Hi? U (if L too close to home. "We want to as far away ,--K possih'e.'' said one student 'file entrance at 'he I' of L seemed again to he working agains! university rather than for it. "fi is oa-ier lo gel in one student. "You get the impression that it has lo'.vcr .standards." More Fridav. More rain planned for city More rain is expected as wa- ter resources officials arc keep- ing a close watch on the Old- man River for possible flood- ing. A "10-year flood" lias boon predicted for fhe Oldman some- time between mid-May and mid-June, but no significant changes have been reported in the water level so far. A total of 1.7 inches of rain has fallen on the city in the 2-1 hours, setting four rec- ords and nearing a fifth. In one five minute period, of an inch fell; in a 1.1 niinule period, there was ,2f! of an inch, in a 30 minute period, .34 of an inch and in one hour. .36 of an inch fell. The total rainfall came closo to the May 4, 1964 record of 1.31 inches. Friday be sunny and warmer with highs of 60-05. ART D1ETPJCH DENTURE CtlNIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5lh SI. S. Phone 32B-4095 JAPANESE BONSAI Permanent Arrangements SPECIAL, ONtY Call 327-5747 FRACHi'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. A STEP UP FROM THE R1VERBOTTOM The observa- tion platform just south of the high level bridge is be- coming one of the more frequently visited spots in the area. Built as part of the federal Local Initiatives Program, the platform overlooks Indian Battle Park. The workers thoughtfully added seats at fhe top of the 201-step climb. Walter Kerber Photo Collision may have been prank result lETHBRIOCE-MTA "ART STUDIO OJs] PICTW o ARTISTS' ART L J 7JO 5 An u n k n o w n number of youths apparently have been apprehended following the col- lision of a 07-car freight train and a solitary flatcar one mile cast of Pincher Station Tuesday afternoon. CP Rail officials claim no knowledge of this fact stating "the whole matter is still under I about S40.000. CP Rail claims investigation." The company is no real estimates have been Celebrate Your Special Occasions at Ericksen's! EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR m MIKE HANZEL 317 7lli STREET SOUTH "voicing no suspicions at this time." The Herald's source said damage lo the lead locomotive and the flatcar will amount to Employment scene r This Friday and Saturday Evening "THE SUNSET 4" 8 to 12 p.m. No Cover CKcirgo jtamil Phone 328-7756 for Reservations! LfHHQX- ctntral cooling is just a phone call away and only Plus Installaiion Includes: Btuh can- flensing unit, 20 foot linn setand Enjoy it now! CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S, Phone 328-3388 Certified dealer Heavy unemployment is still being reported in Ihe construc- tion tnules sector of the south- ern Alberta labor market. The Lethbridge Building Trades Council reports that many skilled tradesmen arc still out of in lias i The problem is attrilnilyd to J the lack of large construction projects v.'liiel! employ lan'e numbers of skilled tradesmen: carpenters, plumbers, painters, and the like. More tradesmen are working in this area than ever before but, there has been a consider- able influx of skilled workers into the region, a spokesman j said. formulated to date. How the flatcar got on the main line remains a "mystery" but fhe collision was unavoid- able, even though the freight train crew ncliced car Ha miles down the track. They braked the freight train but were unable to stop in tune. There were no injuries lo any of the freight train crew- The main line was not ac- tually blocked, as the rest of the freight train was pulled to Brocket, allowing all other trains to go past. SMI LEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 City Friendship now back in entre smess By RUDY HAUGEXEDER Herald Staff Writer the promise of cvcniual pay- ment t.o creditors. Neil Crawford, provincial health minister whose depart- in charge of ud- mcnt The Lcth bridge Friend- ship Centre has received 25 per cent of its admin- istered federal provincial op- erating grant. The Native Friendship So- ciety of Southern Alberta re- ceived Tuesday. The balance of the grant be received quarter- j delays, Mr. Crawford "said he ly and is 20 per ccnl short of j hoped "any inconveniences re the budgeted for. suiting were overcome. The society, at a board meet- ing Wednesday, decided to op- erate on the planned budget and hopes to introduce enough money-making projects to cov- er the anticipated deficit. Delays in obtaining the grant, expected in early April, resulted in a two-week closure of the centre at the beginning of May. It was re-opened a week ago Wednesday by volunteers and j ly bi'ing run hv volunteer siaif, will li a v e a new director by miti-June. The board appointed a three- m 1) e r delegation (o re- application.'; currently on letter accompanying the hand for the vacant position. cheque, that the second quar- j The centre's operating hours, at present between 9 a.m. and p.m.. will be changed on 1 lo p.m. to 10 p.m. The Centre also has a new mailing Box 485, Tne minister s staff has been "instructed to avoid delays tiie kind in the future." Tiie Friendslu'p Society also decided to continue to press the ministering the grant said, in a view ter of the budget will be avail- ible before the end of June. Apologizing for the payment j Lelhbridgc. CMHA may stick with Appeal Dennis O'Conneli, president i of the Southern Alberta region-' al Canadian Mental Health As- sociation said Wednesday the CMIIA "would remain as a member of the United Appeal until such time as all program- ming could he thoroughly re- viewed and assessed. "With the changing provin- cial governmental concern for the mentally handicapped and their programming expanded. tile volunteer association does not wish to overlap or ciuplicatc service in any he said. city for a operating granl it applied for earlier. While the centre's monetary problems seem to be overcome, its location is in jeopardy. Currently located iii the upper level at the corner of 3th St. and 1st Ave. S.. the site which is leased by the cit.v from a private landlord, was told to start looking for another location. The building landlord has in- structed the city that the cen- tre will be located on a 30-day basis from now on because he has put the building up for sale. The centre, which is current- CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG ____PHONE 327-282? IUNIOR SiZE PATIO LIGHTS Colorful Chinese lantern consists of 6 bulbs, 6 shades, 15 ft. of cord. ONLY DOWNTOWN Do you have merchandise to consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7333 Gr F NEW YORK FURS 604A 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3276 SUMMER TIME IS FAMILY FUN TIME! ftf away into the past. Plan to catch all the fun and act with a camera from Don't let the mony memorable sions of the coming summer slip iy McCREADY BAINES PHARMACY LTD. We stock a complete supply of all your Camera and Photographic Supplies "WHERE SALES ABE BACKED BY SERVICE McCREADY-BAINES 0HB PHARMACY LTD. CHARGKX 614 3rd Ave. S. Pltono 327-3555 Also operating WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. in Walcrton National Park 8-TRACK TAPE SALE COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA UMITED PRESENTS COtUMBIA'S NEWEST TAPES (Specially Priced This Week Only) A FEEDBACK BAUIN' JACK Spirit Jucli GREATEST HITS Blood, Swccil lucus BEDTIME STORY.....Tammy Wynclle SPECIAL TAPE CXCHANGE vJolC (With exchange of your old lope 8 ticidO i Cor. 3rd Avn. and )3th St. PHONE 327-1056 i' P j J ;