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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Fridciy, May 26, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Many city teachers retire this year L JMAUION CLARKE Marion Clarke was horn in Ottawa, and lived in Calgary [or K! years before moving to Lethbridge in She attended Lethbridge High School, Calgary Normal School, and received a BA (Ed.) degree from the University of Alberta. Mrs. Clarke taught in rural schools for years and then in St. Louis School, Medicine Hat for Vk years before coining to Lethbridge. A member of the Lelhbrii _ separate school district since September, 1930, Mrs. Clarke taught at St. Basil's school for 3C years, and at St. Mary's School for four years. After retirement, Mrs. Clarke plans to continue to live in Lethbridge and enjoy her lei- sure in creative activities. Normal School in 1930 and re- eived her BA (Ed.) degree rom the University of Alberta n 1955. She taught In the Foremost, and Taber School divisions before joining the staff of the separate schools in 1950- Since then she has served as principal of SI. Joseph's (seven years) and SI. Mary's (one More recenlly she was employed at St. Paul's be- fore transferring to St. Pat- rick's. Miss Tennanl, who enjoyed working with the many teach- ers and children, taught 35 rears without being absent a day. She looks forward to retire- ment as a time lo enjoy her "riends. BESSIE McCULLY Bessie McCulIy, who was bora in South Africa, was brought to Canada as a child. She attendee kindergarten in Lethbridge bu the rest of her schooling was at Medicine Hat and the Uni vcrsity of Alberta. Miss McCully took her con tinuing education courses at the University of Alberta, UK University of Lethbridge and Queen's 'University, Kingston, Out. She began leaching in rural schools near Medicine Hat. Miss McCully came to Lethbridge in 1944 and taught mainly in junior and senior high schools. The subjects she taught were social studies, English, drama and art. Schools she taught at in Letlv bridge were Galbraith, Central. Hamilton. Paterson, Winston Churchill High School and Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute. Miss McCully has travelled extensively having been in every slate of the United States and every province in Canada. She has travelled on every con- tinent except Antarctica and most of Ihe big island groups. Besides teaching three years In France and Germany. Miss McCully spent 1958 to 1960 in Germany serving on Depart- ment of National Defence- SISTEE BERCItMANS Sister Berchmans received her early education in Ireland, and entered the congregation of the Sisters' Faithful Com- panions of Jesus there. Having spent a period of training in England and more than two years in Brussels, Sis- ter Berchmans came to Can- ada. She graduated with a BA (Ed.) degree from the Univer- sity of Alberta. She taught at St. Mary's Girls' High School in Calgary from 1936 to 1966, when she was transferred to Lethbridge. At the end of three years as vice principal at Catholic Central High School, she re- signed to resume work as a classroom teacher. Sister Berchmans, said if she had a chance to live her life over again she would still choose to be a teacher. As she retires from teaching, Sister Berchmans still looks forward to many years of ser- vice. She referred to Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snow Evening "The woods are lovely, dark a n c deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before 1 sleep." JAMES WISIIAUT James McMaster Wishart was born in Lethbridge Jan. 11, 1909 and attended kindergarten d-t Westminster School. He attended public school in Leth- >ridge and obtained his teach- er's training at Calgary Nor- mal School. He received his BA (Ed.) at jie University of Alberta and lis MA (Ed.) at the University of Oregon. Mr. Wishart learned about life in the country during his first teaching position at Grain School, Knappen, Alta. During his teaching years in Lethbridge Mr. Wishart taught at Galbraith School, Central School, old Westminster (since demolished) and Westminister. He spent almost 39 years teaching in Lelhbridge out of a total of 41 years of teaching. Starling out as a leacher was not easy for Mr. Wishart and he went through many odd jobs like paper routes, bell hopping, and a coffee and tea selling jol: before he got accepted for his first teaching position. With his free time Mr. Wis- hart plans to go fishing, attend U of L lectures and listen to court cases JOHN P. WATSOM John P. Watson was bora and educated in Lethbridge. HI .ttended Calgary Normal Ichool in 1927 and later re- icived his BA (Ed.) at the Uni- 'ersity of Montana. lie started teaching in a one- school at Lillieview, about .6 miles east of Warner, in l'J2B. For four years he was the principal of Chamberlain School n Grassy Lake. In 1933 he came to Leth- widge and since then has aught at Galbraith, Westmin- ster, Central and Allan Watson. He became principal of Allan Watson school when it opened in 1951. June 1972 will mark 44 years of teaching for Mr. Watson, 39 of them in the Lethbridge pub- ic school district. Besides his teaching career, Mr. Watson spent many years as a member of the Lethbridge notary Club, and currently is member of the Masonic- Lodge. JANET LARSON' Janet Larson was born In and attended West- ninster School and the L e t h- bridge High School. She receiv- ed her teacher's training at the Calgary Normal School. Miss Larson began teaching in the rural school of SI. Kilda, Alta. She joined the staff of the Lethbridge public school dis- j-ict in 1937 and began teach- ing at Galbraith School. In 19-11 Miss Larson was ap- pointed music supervisor for elementary schools in the dis- trict. Besides teaching music, Miss Larson was the organist and conductor of the Junior Choir of the First United Church, for 20 years. Miss Larson has also served on the syllabus committee of the Kiwanis Lethbridge Music Festival for the past 30 yeais- MARGUERITE HAYNES Marguerite Haynes was born and educated in Medicine Hat, and received her training at Calgary Normal School, the Uni- versity of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta. She has taught more than 40 years, mainly in Bow Island, Coaldale and" the last 27 years in Lethbridge. She spent the greeatest amount of her Lelh- bridge teaching at Hamil ton Junior High, where she taught for 22 years. Very active in Alberta Teach- er's Association, Mrs. Haynes was a member of the provin- cial executive as South West Alberta district representative. She was also the Lethbridge local ATA Councillor for the Annual Representative Assem- bly for many years, and the president of the Lethbridge ATA local for two years. For the last 25 years Mrs. Haynes has attended to ban quet and decorations for the SWATA conventions. Now that she has retired she plans to do some travelling and enjoy her hobbies and home ir Lethbridge. ter, New York; Pitlsburg and Los Angeles in children's camp work, daily vacation B i b 1 e schools and mission work. In 1936 Mrs. Rover came lo Lethbridge. She describes her first year as a good introduc- tion to the school system. "I applied as a substitute teacher and taught In every school and at almost every grade level including junior and senior she said. Before obtaining her present leaching position at Agnes Dav- idson she taught at Senator Buchanan and Galbraith schools Mrs. Rover feels her life has been one of changes. "The good in open area grouping, team teaching and individualized! learning is rewarding Lo both pupil and teacher and the as- pects which prove unprofitable will be left as dregs by the i waj ide WEEKEND SPECIALS at MARTENS COALDALE Open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. MARIE ROYER Marie Hover, came to Canada from Idaho in 1917. She attended Calgary Normal School and her first teaching positions were at Wayne and Gem Alberta. She spent three years in school at tlie Prairie Bible In- stitute, followed by 10 years of experience in Toronto, Char- lotte, North Carolina; Roches- Cablevision growing in city Ily JOE MA Herald Staff Writer The number of cable televi- sion subscrib- ers in the city has been stead- ily increasing. Today, there are house- holds, re p r e- senting 60 pel- cent of the pop- ulation of Leth- bridge, with cable TV connections. The idea behind cable TV is have access to movies, concert j series, sports events and spe- cial educational series to up- date professionals such as doc- tors, lawyers and accountants. Residential meter reading of consumption of electricity, gas and home heating oil. T elcshopping, with com- parative purchasing data. In- stead of going to department stores or supermarkets, you can shop in the comfort of your home. while seeing the mer- chandise. Channels devoted to full time reporting of news and cur- rent affairs. DOIJJI-; TKNNANT Dollie Tennanl. danghler ol a pioneer Lclhbridgo family, p-adualcd from tin- Edmonton of I lie i-'ily Catherine. Webster, former manager at Ihe Lcth- bridgo Ke.scaroh Station, was honored at a retirement luncheon at Svon Erickscn's Family Keslanranl. A pro- ami present- i-il In Miss Wi-hsln- by Ihe other. Mall. be approved by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission. "We are now providing the bare minimum of locally-initi- aled programs as required by the he said. "However, our studio will be to pool together the resources _ rfeal time reports of the completed by October, and by of a community into building I Etock market and stock trans- that time we will be providing made to include this service. "I understand CBC Calgary is in the process of going FM he says. "If it be- comes available, we will make every effort to bring the FM stereo service into Lethbridge through our facilities." Mr. Robinson says all appli- cations for cablevision pro- gramming and servicing must the best antenna system, con- actions. nected to household TV sets by _ Airline, sporls event and cable to provide the best TV (heater ticket reservations and reception from the widest num- ber of television stations. 'B lot of locally-initialed pro- grams." He says all organizations and individuals are invited to utilize Information retrieval with his new studio and Channel 2, In Lethbridge, as in most j computers. that is the locally initialed Canadian cities, the service is "All this depends on public provided through a commercial cablevision company. The com- pany builds and maintains the antenna system; the households which use Ihe service pay sub- scription fees. Hccausc of Ilic resources be- hind it, the cablevision com- pany is able to build and main- tain the antenna system least subject lo atmospheric and geographic distortions when picking up TV signals. In addition to getting better picture quality, cablevision also offers a wider program choice, and the availability of the cablevision company's locally- initiated programs. The- biggest ntlrnclion ol cablevision lies In its potential applications. Today, technology already exists for the provision of: Monitoring premises against fire, intrusion or any abnormal conditions on n con- tinual surveilance basis. Subscription tele vision series. For an extra fee for special programming of partic- ular interest lo them, users will demand and says Doug Robinson, manager of Cablevision Lelhbridge L t d. "But. Ilic technology already Mr. Robinson sayr, cablcvi- sion subscribers in Lolhhridgo now havo Ihe following chan- nels at Iheir disposal: --KKUB-5, Great Falls, cable Channel 11. Great Falls, on cable Channel 9. C.IOC-7, Let h bridge, on cable Channel fi. --CFCN-13. Lethbridge, on cable Channel -1. Weather Local Pro- programs channel, "free ol charge if their proposed pro- grams are found to be in Iho interest of the communily." Thai includes educational TV, Mr. Robinson says. Who will decide which pro- grams arc in the communily in- grams. provided by Cable-vision tcrcst and good lastc? he smiles, "but ultimate- on i ly the man at the receiving end, my subscriber, who con- trols my bread and butter. I cannol, for instance, allow a program about homosexuals to be broadcast, or else the next day I will find dozens of people cancelling their subscriptions." The trend of cablevision is Lell nel ridge Ltd., on cablr. Chan- ClIKi" KM Tiad.in. gn, cabin Channel n llarkgrnund music, t.rlli. pro- vided by Cahlevision Leth- bridge Ltd., on Channels 2 and 10. Mr. Robinson says Ihe Leth- ed circuit raitin lias been lost- and application will soon bo to let Ilic subscriber, not Ihe ad- vertiser, dictate TV Mr. Robinson says. "Since, wo have nn advertisers .it our bnck, "r can broadcast programs as long as we wish, if the com- munity requires il." He cites the and District Kiwanis Music Festival as an example. "We can devote full lime to reporting tin1 festi val, whereas may provide he says. "We there- fore supplement the TV station programs by dealing with subject mailers in depth." In Canada, federal law does not permit foreign investment to be more than 20 per cent in the cablevision industry. Cable- vision is therefore an industry exclusively controlled by, and providing service to, Cana- dians. Today, some five million Ca- nadians receive their television via cable. Some cities, such as Vancouver and London, Out. have more than 85 per cent oi their population connected to the cable TV distribution sys terns. Mr. Robinson explains wh> cablevision service in Lcth bridge is restricted to limits, and why some areas ir Ihe city about house holds do not have the service available at the present time. "It's a question of technology and he points out "To supply TV signals to house holds without significant noise factor, the maximum uumbci of amplifiers we can use is 25 and Ilic distance between Iwt bonslcrs is 2.2IKI fed. II. costs lo maintain one mile o cable." Therefore, a cablevision com pany can serve an area onlj within the reach of 2.1 ampli tiers. Because of the building, and landscape in part of tin city, il is not economical t< make a long clclnur of cablinf to serve a few potential sub scrihers. tic .says. Cahlevision service is. there fnrc. nv.lrirlnl In populalioi irnl'TS In makr it pay olf. Tnniiliii h.irk In c'lncntionn TV. Mr Knbinsnn bn ir keen mid interested in sccinf the programs available. "The facilities arc IhciT, but. educa lional institutions have the re- sponsibility (or providing Ihe programs. I understand thaf they have made snine prngrrss but I hey still have some prob Iciufc" LOIS LEES s Lees, a daughter ol one of the early pioneers of South- ern Alijerta, received Ihe greal- er part of her education in the Warner District. Later she attended high school in Calgary, as well as Calgary Normal School. Some of the first schools Mrs. Lees taught in were at Picture Butle, Coulls, and Crowfoot. In 1956, she was employed by Ihe County of Warner as a cir- cuit leacher traveling to Milk River and Coutts as well is teaching in Warner. In 1962 Mrs. Lees was em- ployed by the Lelhbridge pub- lic school district. She taught mainly social studies, language and music. During the current year Mrs. Lees taught elementary music, CENTRE VILLAGE CENTRE VILLAGE IGA ALSO FEATURES FREE DELIVERY! STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. PKICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL CLOSING SATURDAY, MAY 20th, 1972 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES EXCLUDING FREEZER ORDERS BETTY PRATTE Born In Ontario and raised in Moose Jaw, Betty Pratte began her teaching career in front of 35 Grade 1 to 10 pupils in a one-room school in Hay Meadow, Sask. She also spent 12 years teaching in the Sas- katchewan town of Mossbank- Mrs. Pratte came to Lelh- bridge in 1949. She began teach- ing at Susie Bawden School, the next year she travelled across to the old Fleetwood an- nex and when it was torn down she returned to Susie- Bawden. In January of 1971, Joe Lakei, principal of Fleetwood Baw- den, led Mrs. Pratte and the other Fleetwood Bawden teachers into Ihe new open area classroom. The move was described by Mrs. Pratle as being the most anxious and re- warding of her long leaching career. The open area is. she "fho nicf.st leaching .situation I have been in." Mrs. Pratte lias devoted "1 years of her life to the educa- tion and welfare of children, and said she allowed herself 15 other years to raise a family. YOI.DENE DEH'AH (No picture available-) V o I (1 e n c Ucwar look her teacher training in Camroso Normal School and firsl began leaching in Ihr Kdmoulon area. Sim spent It years in bridge, teaching at Westmin- ster, Flootwood, (ioneral Stew- arl, Agnes Davidson and Sen- ator Buchanan schools. Mrs. Deu-nr said her fiiluro plans are quite unlimited: "gen- erally I want lo test Ihe quality of Ilic most appealing golf courses in the land, and in so doing lo bring that golf score down, down, down.'1 CHASE AND SANBORN COFFEE Reg Grind......... 1 lb. pkg. PURITY FLOUR 20 KRAFT VELVETTA PASTEURIZED CHEESE .59 2-lb. pkg. IGA WHITE OR BROWN BREAD 20-oz. loaf IGA CANADA NO. 1 BUTTER 1 lb. AUSTRAL FRUIT COCKTAIL T4 oi. tins TOP VALU PARCHMANT f MARGARINE 1 lb. CALIFORNIA POTATOES Canada No. T 10 lb. bag golden ripe PlAY IGA BLACKOUT BINGO CENTRE VIllAGE IGA ONLY THIS WEEK-JACKPOT CARDS 13 14 1 11 5 4 10 12 9 23 16 24 25 30 17 19 18 71 26 22 N 31 34 35 37 42 40 38 45 41 44 58 55 53 59 57 48 52 51 46 60 56 50 O 61 69 72 68 70 71 67 74 64 73 62 LAST WEEK'S WINNER MRS. F. ROHALY 1220 7lh Si. N. ;