Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
46 THE LflHBRIDGE HERAIB Wcrfnddtiy, November 6, 1973. School days on bounding main NEW YORK (NEA1 Sev- enty students about lo set forth on a journey will use the sky and sea instead of a blackboard as a backdrop for their classroom. A hulking Norwegian square rigger, the Stratsraail Lchm- kuhl, is the classrrom for the Oceanics, a non-profit floating secondary school. On an cight- monlli voyage of discovery, it replaces the traditional class- room globe with actual landings FLOATING A classroom aboard the Slralsraail LcJmi- kuhl. at such myslcry cloaked places as Dakar. Casablanca and Istanbul. The students go to sea as sailors, not passengers. With the first swelling of sails upon leaving port, they are lit work scrubbing decks, repairing bulwarks, slanding watch and climbing aloft. TIIIHD Rolling with the cadence of the waves, the Oceanics sails on its tlu'rd voyage this year witli specific geographic and intellectual destinations. The floating classroom combines a world of work, study and tra- vel. Boredom was responsible for it all. Concerned about their children's lack c[ interest in school, Stephanie and Charles Gallagher, educational film pro- ducers, began researching other possibilities. Since Mr. Gallagher was in- terested in sailing and both liked the idea of going some- place while the students stud- ied, the idea of a schoolship began lo take shape. Stephanie Gallagher found interested par- ents who could afford the tui- tion and Charles Gallagher went to Norway to find a ship. And so they began the Ocean- ics. "We have to have kids who are ready for this kind of ex- said Stephanie, "Ac- ademic ability doesn't matter. We have small enough classes to teach mo-e than a year's worth of work. PROBLEMS "We know the problems we can take and the ones we won't touch. We can lake lazy, fresh anfi spoiled kids, even non- readers from ghettos We can lake 50 students who have smoked marijuana, but we can't take even one who feels he needs it." The Oceanics is co-education- al, abandoning the all male sailing tradition. "We're taking 15 girls tlu's said Steph- anie. "We couldn't take half and half yet because we need a large number of men aloft, es- pecially in rougli weather. We Inke girls who don't mind hard work, not high fashion minded young ladies." Out of sight of land, the stu- dents deal with the experience at hand. They map charts, trace courses, learn trigonome- try, geometry and astonomy for navigation and piloting and complete the regular high school requirements. The Oce- anics also offers college level courses and arranges tutorial groups for any special require- ments. REVIEWS The vessel sails to five con- tinents and the students pre- pare for ports of call by lan- guage and history reviews and a study of the cultures. Once ashore, the studenls go on field trips where they be- come immersed in the new cul- ture. Parents agree in contracts not to send money so the stu- dents are sent, out to explore with backpacks carrying provi- sions and a weekly allowance to live on. Teachers arrange short-term projects where studenls might live in villages and work on coffee plantations, or assist Peace Corps members in dis- tributing medical supplies or dig ditches. "When you've learned to get by on five dollars a week, you get to see how other people live. You know some roads are dangerous because of bandits. You learn to like carrot juice and lots of liquids because they're cheap and lo be careful of Ihe food and how lo avoid dysentery." explains Connie Dincen, a 20-year-old returning for her second voyage. Yearly tuition for the Ocean- ics is But the Gallag- hers did not want "a school for rich kids." They wanted a vari- ety of students who could bene- fit from such a program, so Ihcy try lo interest even those who can't afford tuition. They manage to obtain grams, loans and scholarships for stu- denls. And up to 75 per cent of the studenls receive some schol- arship aid. From Ihei'.- New York office, the Gallaghers recruit students, hire faculty, raise money, make sure of high level academic pro- grams, wile student reports, get jobs for studenls or help thorn get. into college or other schools. Meanwhile, the Ocean- ics sails on. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Coronary victim given new life MONTREAL (CP) A surgi- cal technique developed by a Montreal physician has given a West German coronary victim a new set of arteries and a reprieve from an early death forecast by specialists throughout the world. Mrs. Erika Lill, sS, of Lcichli- ngen, Germany relumed lo hsr home during the weekend, four weeks after Dr. Arthur Vine- berg of the Royal Victoria Hos- pital used what he calls a "sur- gical plumbing" lechnique to restore circulation to hev heart. The method involves peeling healthy mammary which supply blood lo the chest muscles and frcm the breastbone and im- planling the detached end directly into the heart muscle. Mrs. Lill who suffered arte- rial clogging and narrowing and was given five months to live prior lo the operation, wrote to 17 lieart hospitals around the world and all re- plied that nothing could be done to help her condition which eventually leads to heart at- tacks. Mrs. Lill finally raised the for air fare and hospital costs to allow Dr. Vinebcrg to try Ms technique. Part of the planting a mammary artery into the thick-walled left side of the first performed in ]950. D--. Vineberg then increased Hie effectiveness of his method by learning lo implant arteries into the right side of the heart. "Nobody thought you could pul an implant into the right side, which has a much thinner wall, and we were quite happy to get at least part of the blood flow" re-established with the one Dr. Vineberg said. Now the double implant, which he used in Mrs. Lill's case, has achieved better re- almost normal blood flow and a faster recovery rale. fl SIMPSONS bears Save A great classic revived 'The Shawl Collar Coat' elegance is back wilh this 36" single breasted shawl collar coar. Cut from a wool-nylon blend. Collar and body lined with Orion acrylic plush pile. Quilled sleeve liner. Slash pockels, set-in sleeves and lab delailing on sleovos. Charcoal, Lt. Grey, Brown. Regular sizes.- 36-47. Reg. Scotchgard Treated All-Weather Coat Wilh zip-out Orion pile liner. Choice of beige, navy or dark olive. Regular tall (40-46) and short (36.44) sizes. Quile a bargain! 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The recent visit here by Dr. Egon Bahr, stale sra.Xv.-y in Chancellor Willy Brandt's office, for talks with foreign ministry officials and Soviet leaders, is designed to iron out some of Ihe problems which are holding up ncgotia- lions. The Soviet leaders are confi- dent that an agreement between the two German gnvemmenls is not far away but they want to act as a dealing for ideas so that progress is not held up. The urgency is felt here not just because of the elections in West Germany. Tha Russians believe that Hrrr Brandt will win with a comfortable margin and there is no need to worry on that sco-.-e. Even if he loses, they argue, the Christian Dem- ocrals will hardly be able to repudiate the treaties and agrcemcnls negotiated with Europe by the Brandt Administration. But an agreement between [hp two Germanys would be a dilferenl matter if the Christian Democrats win power. There- fore, it is tell, the should al least reach a poinl of no rc- lurn before the elections so thai even Ihe Christian Democrals Sailing family BEIRUT. Lebanon (neuter) j A Canadian family attempt-j ing to sail eastwards from ths i Middle East to North America spent two days on a desert j island in Ihe Red Sea when their small boat ran aground in j high winds, says a report re-; ceived here today. They were rescued and at I last word wen. mal.ing their i way safely again along the Saudi Arabian cor.sl. a 45-ycar- old German-bom Canadian, Icfl here July aboard a 30-Ioot specially-made boat called llio Phoenicia to Iry (o prove lhal j the ancient Phoenicians could I have reached North- America by sailing eastwards. With him were his wife Isa- bcllc and their two sens, Lau- rence, IG, and 7. The family is from SaKcoals, Scsk. They were due lo call at .Jed- dan and Port Sudan, llicn go on round the gulf to India. Burma, Malaysia. Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and fi- nally lo North America via the Aleutian Islands. will find it hard to retreat. Writing in Ihe Soviet Com- munisl Parly newspaper PRAV- DA at the weekend, the East German leader, Erich Honcck- er, declared that a treaty be- tween Ihe Iwo Germanys should put their relations on new, "solid and durable" founda- tions. Honcckcr was outspoken about the motivation for the rash of treaties and agreements in C'enlral and Eastern Eur- ope. Their purpose, lie said, was to tic up Europe by a sys- tem of interlocking treaties so that peace is not disturbed again. In other words the politi- cal status quo is given legiti- macy so far as East Germany is concerned. Tire Russians, of course, lake a somewhat wider view. They considc.- an agreement between Ihe two Germanys as a neces- sary, if not essential ingredient in the salbilizalion of Europe thiough a negolialed security j system. Dr. Bahr's visit, was being Irealed with exceptional atten- i lion. Moscow is aware that, j h Ihe elections in view, Dr. Dr.hr needs to return with posi- tive answers and a conslnictive outlook. At Ihe same time, every care is being taken here not to do or say anything which might inve an adverse reaction in West Germany and on the I chances of Hen- Urandt being j re-elected. (Observer Copyright) Engineering work planned oil oil project EDMONTON (CP) Two Al- berta engineering firms will carry out conccplual design work on Ihe proposed Syncmdc Canada Ltd. project in Ihe Athabasca oil .-amis, Syncrudc President F. K. Spragins said loday. His announcement was made al. a luncheon of Ihe Association of Professional Engineers, Geol- ogists and Gcophysicisls of Al- bert a. "These assignments mean 50 per cent of Ihe first-si age engi- neering work on our project will Ire carried out in said Mr. Spragins. Associated Engineer i n g Ser- vices Lid. of Kdmonlon will work wilh Canadian Bcchlcl Ltd., Ihe managing contractor, on design of the hot water bilu- men extraction component and Underwood McliCllan and Asso- cinle.s Ltd. of Ediinonton will work on design of roads, rail- wnys and Ihe wnlcr supply .sys- tem of Ihe project. THE OTHER WAY The gi-ont slido downward fol- lows (lie Grcaf Leap Forward in fhis scene from Shanghai, China, by Davo Kennedy, a Pulilzcr Prizo winning photo- grapher who visilcd (hero.