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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta It THE UTHBRIDOE HERALD Friday, November 3, 1972 Joint understanding needed Canadian minority groups must be given the right to feel proud or their heritage, says Russell Lcskiw, University of Lefhbridge dean of education. At the beginning of the cen- tury there was extensive gov- ernmental pressure in Canada to integrate and cmfo-ni to a national standard, he told per- sons attending a Southern Al- berta Council on Public Allairs noon meeting Thursday. Eventually minority and ma- jority groups were sold on the need for conformity and con- formed to a national at the expense of individualism that usually accompanies the various cultural backgrounds Gtizens get second chance to talk to dying commission The chances of a replay of lasi year's fiasco when the Al- fa e r t a Colleges Commission came to Lethbridge for public hearings has been minimized by a commission announcement that it will visit Lethbridgc Jan. 12. Last year's meeting had only a few days notice before it was held, resulting in only one gen- eralized verbal presentation to the commission. Several com- munity groups were disturbed because they didn't have enough notice of the meeting and couldn't get written briefs ready in time. About 100 copies of the Mas- ter plan' for Alberta's Colleges are expected at the Lethbridge Community College early next week. They will be distributed to numerous individuals and groups who may be interested in making a presentation to the The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE commission regarding the plan. Anyone who wishes to discuss another issue with the commis- sion will be free to do so at the hearing. This will be the last such meeting since the commission is being disbanded by Ihe provin- cial government next March. from which Canadians origi- nate. Ironically, he said, the cul- tural norm laler soured, and is now typified by the two disil- lusioned cultural groups promi- nent in Canada today. Dr. Lesklw said this has re- sulted in a high degree of pro- test bv primarily the French and English sectors against each other. The only solulion to the prob- lem is "building a Uglier level of understanding" through a gradual learning process. The two-way protest could be resolved by sincere efforts to understand the cultural traits of each other, he said. Canada still has a long way to go before cultural protests are replaced by lesser issues, he warned. However, by switching issues the "degree of disillusionment" among minorities will abate. College to change emphasis in its school of business A number of changes have been approved in the school of business education at the Leth- bridge Community College, in- cluding the name of the faculty, ft will now be knomi as the school of business. TOD major changes approv- ed during the Wednesday night board of governors meeting will sec a greater emphasis on spe- cialization in the first year. 'Darrell Malsey, director of the school, suggested the change in emphasis because many stu- dents have been dropping out after the first year to seek jobs. "In order to better prepare those students who wish to seek employment after one year, we propose to establish an invert- STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 ed he sad. "In- stead of working from the gen- eral to the specialized, incor- porate a greater degree of spe- cialization in the first year." Mr. Maisey said the percen- tage of students entering the second year of the program has dropped from 68 per cent in 1968 to 46 per cent in 1D71 while the percentage of those actually graduating has dropped by 14 pei cent during the three-year period. 500 seats left for musical Slightly more than 500 seats are still available for week night performances of Leth- bridge Musical Theatre's Man of La Mancha. Sold out dates arc Nov. 9, 10, 11, 17, IB, 24 and 25. The great- est choice of seats on the dates remaining is available on Nov. 12, 14, 19, 21 and 22. Tickets may be purchased at the Yates Memorial Centre box office Monday to Saturday be- tween 10 a.m. and p.m. Voucher system proposed to finance private schools Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON If the govern- ment is serious about increas- ug old to private schools it should look into a "voucher sys- :em" to finance schools, Gruenwald (SC Lcthbridgc West) told the Thursday. Speaking during legislature i private schools on Dn equal fi- nancial footing with public a Conserva- tive motion calling for more financial assistance for separ- ate schools, Mr. Gruenwald said a voucher system would put Manpower project to train farm help i The Lelhbridge office of Ih3 Canada Manpower Centre couldn't find enough persons to fill the farm workers fraining- on-the-job program last winter but prospects this winter ap- pear brighter, according to fed- eral and provincial manpower officials. Frank Besplug, manager of the CMC office in Lethbridga. said 70 farmers apnlied for 89 workers under the federal gov- ernment program last year but only 70 workers were placed on the lob. "We couldn't attract enough of the proper type of he said. an employee and poviding the employee with adequate living accomodalions. INTERVIEWS The farmer must also assure that the trainee svill be working under normal working condi- tions. In all instances, CMC personnel will inler.-vicw all pro- spective ployees. Bill Bayda, supervisor of ag- ricultural manpower for the Al- berta denarlment of agricul- ture, said the l-alninn-oa-the- j'ji) program is intended to cre- ste jobs and to provide a sup- ply of reliable help for farm- employers and em- tinder the proeram, Canada Jc said it is particularly Manpower pays 75 pe- cent of' at lal'Se one-aUons spec- a regular man's wages for the m beef, dairy, hog and wages Jirst half of the training per- iod and 50 per cent of the wages for the second half. The mini- ls GIFT TO UNIVERSITY This unusual gift hos been presented to the University of Lethbridge by an anony- mous doncr. The eight-foot loll brass rubbing hongs in the fifth level of the library. It is o reproduction of the monument to Robert Wyvil which still stands in Salisbury Cathedral in England which dates back to the 14lh cen- tury. Brass rubbings are made by rubbing a wax or char- coal crayon over ihe impressions of a monument. This reproduces the outline in ihe same manner as rubbing a piece of paper to obtain the impression of a penny underneath. mum trainirg period is six weeks and the maximum is 40 weeks. APPLICATION If a farmer needs workers, he can apply to CMC under the program and receive financial assistance during the period of training. Persons interested in a farm job should also apply at Canada Manpower. The more complex the farm operation, the longer the training period. To date, six farmers have ap- plications at the Lethbridge of- fice for workers to be trained under the program even though the employer-trainee applica- tion period doesn't end until Dec. 31. Mr. Besplug said to qualify [or a trainee, who may be either male or female, the former must be able to show that he is capable of training stressed hat the program "ilondcil for people who 37-c already or to train people 55 replacement for par- mpnent employees. Mr. Bayda said the program should be more effective this year because of a good demand for farm workers combined with an expected sharp rise in farm wages for trained and ex- perienced workers. schools and create true compe- tition between all schools for tcx dollars. Under Mr. Gruenwald's pro- posal a parent would get a credit for every school aged child to spend at the school of their choice, He proposed a motion for a study of the voucher system which is still on the order paper from the spring silting of the legislature. Mr. Gruenwald said at prcs- e.'it parents have no choice in where to send their children be- cause private school education costs mo-e. John Ashlon (PC Edmon- ton Otfewell) proposed a mo- tion that "The Alberta govern- ment consider methods of in- creasing financial support -to private schools in the province which have curricula that meet dcpa.'lmenl of education re- quirements." Mr. A s h t o n said private schools are beneficial because they add to a "multicultural" society. He said criticism of private schools such as that they are "srobbish" or that parents force children against their will .to attend them are outweighed by the benefits. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- heller) said parents should have a choice of whether to send children to public or pri- vale schools a ripht offered under the United Nations hi'man rights charter. Mr. G'-uenwald said private schools deserve financial sup- port from government because they take children who would otherwise cost money in public schools. Crosiand, Peacock UtEtbridqe Co. Ltd. (INSURANCE ADJUSTERS) are pleased to announce that on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, they will be located in their new office quarters, 519-7fhST. S. upper level, immediately south of the Sun Life Bldg, Our rotary telephone is unchanged 327-154J FRIDAY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd and 4fh THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIDGE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES MARTENS COALDALE in effect until closing Saturday, November 4fh. HAPPY TIME ICE CREAM ALL FLAVORS.........GALLON TOP VALU MARGARINE 1 Ib. pkgs......ea. KRAFT MIRACLE WHIP 32 oi. jar TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF T-BONE or CLUB STEAKS CALIFORNIA Mandarin Oranges Approx. 9 Ib. cose... TABIERITE CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF SIRLOIN STEAKS Ib. B.C. MclNTOSH APPLES Hondi BOX BURNS PIONEER on sale week FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY rtsw''" 5JlljllIll Thelllustmtd COLUMBIA ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume One book t weak theruftor at ;