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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta erry Jjlanct s A. E. CROSS WHERE EVERY THURSDAY IS "KIDDIES" DAY PHONE 327-2673 i-a phtf The lethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, May 27, 1970 PAGES 17 TO 30 RESTAURANT AND PANCAKE HOUSE BANQUET FACILITIES FOR 75 PEOPLE SPECIAL AWARDS-William Birrell, left, long-time member of the Geru J. S. Stew- art Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lethbridge, was presented at the general meeting Tuesday with a Certificate of Merit for long service. Presentation on behalf of the Legion was made by Peter Grisak, second vice-president of the branch. Gen. J. S. Stewart, right, in recognition, of his 93rd birthday celebrated recently, was pre- sented with an autographed giant birthday card signed by many of the branch's members. Presentation on behalf of the Legion was made by Jim Rae, first vice- president of the branch, in the absence of President William Kergan._______________ Board Calls For Full Report On Gooder School Take-Over By JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge public school district administration was di- rected Tuesday to present its board with a report and draft agreement concerning a full take-over of Dorothy Gooder School operations. The report is to include infor- mation on the school's staffing, the staff's qualifications, cttmges that might be made in qualifications under public school district administration, building requirements, mainte- Schill On School Board Edward E. Schill, a city in- surance adjuster, was the only candidate nominated to fill a vacancy on the Lethbridge sepa- rate school board, as nomina- tion deadline expired at noon today. Mr. Schill will fill the vacancy created with the recent resigna- tion of board member Dr. W. J. Cranley. The unfilled terni is about 1% years. Dr. Cranley resigned in pro- test over the way co-operative projects between public and separate school districts were, he said, forced through without enough information and consid- eration. Teacher-Student Plan Approved Two Lethbridge teachers will share a year of teaching duties as half-time teachers and half- time university students, with co-operation of. the public echool board. The teachers, Mrs. Sharon Mook and Shirley Eevesz, both from Lakeview Elemen- tary School, will arrange their year so that one is teaching a semester while the other is at- tending education classes at the University of Lethbridge. Assistant schools superinten- dent Lee Strezlecld termed the plan a "breakthrough" that could show the way for teach- ers to continue working and at the same time upgrading then1 qualifications by attending uni- versity. City Transit Workers Move To Conciliation The city and transit union failed to arrive at a contract settlement in negotiations Tues- day afternoon, with wages the main item In dispute, COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-M54 SURPRISE YOUR FRIEND IN HOSPITAL With a beautiful bouquet of FRESH FLOWERS! It's always a pleasure to be remembered espec- ially with fresh, lovely FLOWERS from avquis ower Shop Marquii Hotel Blda. Phone 327-1515 The city was advised by the board of industrial relations late Tuesday that J. R. Hutton has been appointed conciliator in the dispute. The Amalgamated Transit Union 987, representing 28 city transit workers, had previously appb'ed for conciliation pro- ceedings. Mr. Hutton has not an- nounced when conciliation talks will begin. Westminster Shopping Centre 13th St. N. Phone 328-7833 FOR FREE DELIVERY Phone Number for Doctor! and Prescription! only 3274969. NEWI ONE STEP Magic Moment Foam in Hair Color bv Ton! Reg. 3.49, O yQ Special Prescription Service Exclusive North lethbridfje Revlon Dealer HOURS: a.m. to 9 Monday thru Friday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Holidays MARQUIS BAKERY MARQUIS HOTEL BLDO. PHONE 327-4441 Special Prices In Effect Thursday, Friday ind Siturday, May 28th, 29th, 30thl Jam and Lemon 59c Cherry Loaves.................. 47e Chelsea Buns 6 45c Bran Muffins................... 63e "Where You Find the liggot Variety In "They wouldn't feel the finan- cial pinch they would face by taking a full year off, and it will enable many teachers to return to university who might not otherwise be able to afford it at he said. Mr. Strzelecld added that the teachers' plan showed another special value in the Lethbridge divided school year, which au- tomatically co-ordinates itself with the U of Jj semester- sys- tem both unique in Alberta. Only trustee Bill Brown voiced any objections to the plan: "If it would mean we'd h a v e to pay teachers more money for increasing their qualifications when their par- ticular jobs didn't require it, then I'd be against letting many teachers do he said. The board, however, gave its Governors Plan Retreat The University of Lethbridge board of governors will hold a special two-day meeting at the .West Castle Resort June 13 and 14. i The meeting will be styled as a where governors and other university officials will spend all of their time dis- cussing the university, its phil- osophy and its problems. The sole purpose of the re- treat will be for discussion of how the board might best func- tion for1 the TJ of L. It is the first such meeting the existing board has ever held, and the first retreat held relating to the U of L since the Waterton Conference in 1967, when the university's ori- ginal philosophy and opera- tional systems were developed, before the campus started its first year of classes. IETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION I LTD. REFRIGERATION AND I AIR CONDITIONING I SERVICE PHONE 328-4333 unanimous consent to what its chairman, Alastair Mont term- ed "a pilot project in teacher education." Farmers Protest Tax Issue About 30 ranchers and farm- ers of the Willow Creek Mu- nicipal district staged a protest Wednesday outside the office where a land tax court of re- vision is being held in Clares- holm. G. H. Vandervalk, one of the men involved, said the demon- stration is in protest of rising rural land taxes, which have gone up a 100 per cent in some cases. Meanwhile, government offi- cials are remaining silent over the dispute, but Dr. J. Donovan Ross, provincial minister oi lands and forests recently made it known that a second study of the newly revised land taxes is under way. No Decision On Diversion No decision was made at a provincial water resources branch! meeting last week on the application by Shell Canada Ltd. to increase its diversion of water from the Drywood River. Branch officials have sug- gested Shell make changes in its processing procedures that would allow greater utilization of available water. The changes would permit re-use of the water without an increase in pollution. The request by Shell has prompted Pollution Control- Southern Alberta to send a brief to the water resources branch, pointing out. that in- creased water diversion may cause serious damage to the river. ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS! DOES YOUR BASEMENT, DUGOUT OR CISTERN LEAK? These problems can be solved without digging or men OUR EQUIPMENT WILL BE WORKING IN THE LETHBRIDGE AREA FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. For free analytic and estimates Phone MR. TOM EWING 327-8417 CANADA'S FINEST COLD FUR STORAGE Call 327 4348 for RdfJid Pick-up CANADIAN FURRIERS Paramount Theatre Building nance and ownership and the particular formula for the school's integration with the school district. Most trustees were decidedly in favor of bringing the Dorothy Gooder School into their sys- tem (at the request of the school's administration and but were concerned about the particular take-over system. without Integration of the school into our said trustee Dr. Doug McPherson. "We're just not doing enough for our retarded children right 'I don't think another year we can do a lot more should be allowed to go helping the school than to Meeting Set Some form of employer1 co- operation between the Southern Alberta Schools Association and the newly-formed Leth- bridge-M e d i c i n e Hat City School Authorities Association is to be discussed June 22. SASA comprises 10 school districts in southern Alberta, and is a school administrators' association; the LMHCSAA is an employers' association which plans to enter into joint contract negotiations with teachers in their school sys- tems. Carl Johnson, a public school trustee and chairman of the Alberta School Trustees' As- sociation Zone 6 division, said the zone meeting June 22 will include the SASA-LMHCSAA discussion. "It's something that's com- Mr. Johnson said. "I ex- pect we'll have more wide- spread bargaining with the teachers in the future. "But there's going to have to be an understanding in ah" dis- cussions of this nature that sal- aries ,-jid other contract items will have to be different in dif- ferent school districts, because no one would believe that con- ditions were the same every- where." He suggested that the extras various cities had to offer, and the relative isolation of others, would force salary differences in different areas. Many con- tracts, however, could be iden- tical. The public school board was told Tuesday that about 10 per cent of its teachers had re- signed, retired or been grant- ed leaves of absence this year half of the usual 20 per cent changeover. "Perhaps supply and demand is catching up to the teaching commented Mr. Johnson. In addition to seven retire- ments and six temporary leaves of absence, 29 teachers have resigned, a much small- er number than in past years. A few more could yet leave the system, as the deadline for notice is June 15. Request Turned Down The Lethbridge public school board Tuesday turned down a request from the city home and school council that would have allowed the council to ask one official question of trustees at every board meeting. The board said the existing channels of communication were ample, allowing the home and school associations or any other group or individual in the city to request their delegation be placed on the agenda for the meeting. Mrs. Ruth Daw, representing the council, said home anc school members thought they could be entitled to ask their question since they represented a large number of people in the city. Trustees replied that the same could be said for many Telephone Approved Students at Gilbert Paterson Junior High School will be al- lowed to install a telephone in the school this summer to as- sist them in finding odd jobs for the school's students. The students will use their school hallways as an office, and receive calls from anyone with jobs they could fill. The public school board, In granting permission for the special use students would be putting the school to, express- ed enthusiasm that the students were planning to undertake finding jobs for themselves as an organized program. C. A. Cook, a counsellor at Paterson, will assist the stu- dents if needed, and most of the details for their "Paterson Task Force" have been worked out in co-operation with the Canada Manpower Centre and the Hire-A-Student campaign. A custodian will be on duty as part of his regular job dur- ing hours the students are allowed to use the school. Power Outage There will be a power outage from Mayor Magrath Drive to 30th St. and from 15th Ave. to Lakeview Drive Thursday from p.m. to p.m. The city is raising the power 'rom volts to volts :o service the new apartment buildings just off Mayor Mag- rath Drive. other groups in the city, and to allow questions from the au- dience would unduly extend the length of regular meetings. Trustees suggested that many of the questions parents might want to ask under the circumstances presented at a meeting could be better an- swered if they telephoned trus- tees at home. "Why does the home and Bargaining Discussion City and Medicine Hat teach- ers are scheduled to meel Thursday afternoon in Medi- cine Hat to continue arrange- ments for a joint teachers' bar- gaining association. The teachers are joining forces to counter the em- ployers' association formed by the Lethbridge public and sep- arate, and Medicine Hat public and separate school boards. All bargaining this year will likely be done by the two as- sociations rather than in- dividually in each city as in past years. Lethbridge teacher Jim Treb- ble, chairman of the teachers' bargaining committee for the Lethbridge local of the Alberta Teachers' Association, said re- cently that teachers in all four school districts are prepared to start negotiations at any time for the-r 1970-1971 contract. The ATA is not commenting on what its Medicine Hat meeting will discuss, but since the Alberta School Trustees' 6 (southern Alberta) will likely include dis- cussion of co-G'peiation between the Lrfhbridge Medicine Hat school board's association and the 10-member Southern Alberta Schools Association, further ex- tension of the teachers' group may be discussed by teachers. Lethbridge teachers are re- ported to have originally been aiming for a seven or eight per cent salary increase. DATE SET The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridgs will hold its annual meeting June 9 at 8 p.m. at the Bowman Arts Centre. CLIFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.M. HACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BIDG. Open Saturday! Evenings by Appointment PHONE 327-2822 i T v ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT IIMUTE UFFLER Phono 328-8134 6th Avtnut South school so seldom ask trustees to attend their meetings to dis- cuss their asked trustee Carl Johnson. He added he had never been contacted by a parent with a question or con- cern. "I think the methods we have now of public participation could be much more effectively used by the parents and groups who might want to question said trustee Dr. Doug McPher- son. The board reaffirmed its di- rective that all groups receiv- ing regular board agendas, in- cluding home and school, the Alberta Teachers' Association local and the news media, be sent their information at the same time as trustees receive theirs. Fort Open Fort Whoop Up in Indian Battle Park is now open each Saturday and Sunday from p.m. This schedule will continue until July 1. From then to Sept. 7, Hie Fort will be open daily during the same hours.