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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta If Thinking of Travelling Think of ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328.8104 The Letltbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, November 10, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 24 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd Ave., M.M. S. Phont 328-8161 "The Pioneer und Leading Retail Shop In Lethbridge'' FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS GIANT FLOWER Dr. Job Kuijt, a University of Lethbridge botanist, in Seattle. It is beige in color, with dark brislles standing erecl on the examines the first flower of his Stapelia gigantea. The plant, which has petals. The greenery on the plant is cactus-like and succulent. The flower been growing in his greenhouse for two years grows naturally in the is not one to give for its beautiful scent: it smells similarly to rotten South African desert. Dr. Kuijt received his plant from another botanist------------ k.rKBr Pho.n bananas. Kerber Photo Canadians to sing Star Spangled Banner? By HERB JOHNSON Staff Writer If Canadians do not take im- mediate action to regain con- trol of their own destiny, their children will be singing The Star Spangled Banner. That was the brunt of Mel Hurtig's message to Lethbridge Tuesday. He delivered it al- most non stop all day at a series of meetings in the city. At an evening address spon- sored by the local branch of the Committee for an Indepen- dent Canada and at the noon luncheon of the Southern Al- berta Council on Public Af- fairs, Mr. Hurtig spewed forth e fountain of statistics outlining the extent of foreign control of Canadian industry. He said, for example, that in 1971 Canada had reached the stage where 62 per cent of its manufacturing industry had been sold to foreign countries. Outside control extended to 99.9 per cent of the petroleum in- dustry, 83 per cent of tbe oil and gas industry, 90 per cent of the computer industry the statistics w-ent on and on. Only once were they chal- lenged by the audience. Cleo Mowers, publisher of The Leth- bridge Herald, questioned Mr. Hurtig's statement that 77 of 128 newspapers in Canada were foreign owned. Mr. Hurtig hacked down somewhat and the question of ownership and control was not definitely settled. The remaining figures and the numerous examples of for- eign economic domination, if accurate, provided an impres- sive case for Mr. Hurtig's con- vention that it is almost too late for Canadians to seriously consider becoming masters in their own house, Lest the audience get the idea he was a chauvinistic super patriot. Mr. Hurtig em- phasized th.it Ite (and the CIC generally) is primarily inter- nationalist in his outlook. One of his main concerns, he said, is simply to see Canada as a sovereign nation a goal that can be achieved only through keeping the decision- making processes in this coun- try rather than in some head office in another country. He briefly outlined several methods that might be used to achieve this end, from a list of 37 approaches he has compiled. One was federal legislation to force an increase in the amount of money loaned by Canadian hanks to Canadians. (This point related to his "educated guess" that 70 per cent of the money loaned by the banks goes to foreign firms, much of it used to buy Canadian He also suggested formation of a takeover review board to examine any large equity in- vestments by outside firms, a slowdown in the outflow of raw- materials, development of high labor intensive industry and access to information regard- ing transactions between for- eign parent, companies and their Canadian subsidiaries. The total effect of these and other measurers, he said, would not be as drastic in terms of a reduction in the Ca- nadian standard of living as might be expected. A recent study estimated the maximum possible net benefit Friday is incentives deadline CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE .127-2822 City outlines four incentives projects i Friday is the deadline for lo- cal organizations to submit pro- jects for city council considera- tion under the federal winter make-work program. When all proposals have been received, council will screen the applications to determine which appear to complement the city's own projects- The lo- cal organization and city pro- jects will then be submitted to the provincial and federal gov- ernments for approval. The projects will only be eh gible for federal or provincial I assistance if they can create a minimum of 30 man-months work and contribute new em- ployment in the city without! having an inflationary effect Applicants must also assure the projects will be non-profit and will contribute to commu- nity IxHterment. Unemployed workers must be sought through the Canada Manpower Centre. The city clerk will accept ap- plications until p.m. Fri- dav. City council Monday approv- ed in principle a recommenda- tion of the city manager which lists four projects which could qualify under federal incen- tives grants programs. The list includes a expansion of the water distribu- tion system. Before the action was taken, council was told the city is "rapidly outgrowing its present accommodation for water dis- tribution." A representative of Associat- ed Engineering Services Limit- ed s-aid the city's present water COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHERN CHURCH "AUCTION SALE" SAT., NOV. 13 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: DISHES, BENCHES, CHAIRS, PUMPS, BASINS, ETC. 'i Mile Norlh Old Mennonito Church Meet Warren! Warren is our newest sales repre- sentative, and is well qualified to service your office and stationery needs. He looks forward lo meeting our many old and new customers. WARREN PACAUD CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 306 13lh ST. NORTH PHONE 377-4591 DICK GltUENWALl) Gruenwald honored Dick Gruenwald of Lethbridge was among reci- pients of four life memberships in the Alberta School Trustees' Association, presented at UK? ASTA's c o nvent.ion banquet here Tuesday. Other recipients i n e hided George Gillespie. of Jim Newton, of Medicine Hat and Richard Pouting, of West- lock. The four men represent, a total of 71 years on school Ixwrds in Alberta and all havo served in other educational ad- ministrative capacities. The ASTA teacher of the year award was also presented at the banquet, to Murray Hodges, who is a music teach- er at Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, in the county of Park- land north of Edmonton. consumption of gal- lons per day can be expected to double in the next 20 years. To handle the increase, he recommended an expansion of the water treatment plant, water trunk mains to the north- j east and southeast sections of j the city and an increase in the storage capacity- He further recommended the water treatment facility be ex- panded in at an estimated cost of and an enlarg- ed water trunk main be install- ed near Mayor Magrath Drive the same year costing City Manager Tom Nutting suggested trunk reinforcements in the northeast section of the citv be considered for the near future to accommodate indus- tries in the new industrial park. The estimated cost of those re- inforcements is S265.000. On a related mai.ier. council directed the City Manager to set up a committee to study present and future water needs of the city with the immediate aim of pressing for an increase in the daily minimum water flow. The directive came after council had considered an ad- ministrative study on the Old man Hivcr system in which the problem of guaranteeing suffi- cent water lo meet all the needs according to a priority schedule was outlined. That schedule listed, in order of priority, water for domestic, municipal, industrial, irriga- tion, water power and other purposes. The report suggest- ed a more average annual flow throughout the year is required to meet these needs. As it stands, the city is allow- ed by the provincial govern- ment to take fil cubic feet per second of water from the river. The city requested an allow- ance of 125 cubic feet per sec- ond as early as The committee will neces- sarily attempt, to get together with the provincial and federal governments to find solutions to the problem. The other projects listed for consideration under the federal incentives program are: limited conversion of existing overhead residential electrical wires to an under- ground network, capiUil works program for West Lclhbridge, valley improvement, of foreign investment at only one third of one per cent of the gross national product, he said. Although he pointed out that the CIC is concerned with more than just the economic aspect of Canadian independence, Mr Hurtig confined his remarks al- most exclusively to that area He did make mention of the "grim prospect" o f Canadian youngsters growing up know- Abraham Lincoln, but not Simon Fraser. A book publish- er himself, he noted that 95 per cent of the texts used in Cana- dian schools are printed bj non Canadian firms. If the direction in which Can- ada Ls moving is not altered, he said, in five or 10 veal's it is going to he too late and the best the country couid hope for is the status of a banana repub- lic. So do elementary schools Education research needs more money By RON CALDWELL Staff Writer CALGARY More money must be spent on educational research in order to bring about long-range savings, Dr. Arthur Kratzmann, dean of education at the University of Saskatchewan in Rcgina, said Tuesday. In his address to the 65th an- nual convention of the Alberta School Trustees' Association, Dr. Kratzmann said there must be "a heavy emphasis on re- search if we are to effect true educational economy, which means getting the best value possible for each dollar spent." must initially spend some further monies on mean- ingful, field oriented research studies in order to effect eco- nomies." Dr. Kratzmann said he was encouraged to note that trus- tee Associations are providing funds for research. He said resources should be re-directed away from the pres- ent emphasis on senior high He the primary focus for evaluation is often teach- ing, but leaching is very sub- schools and institutions of ordinals to learning and learn- higher learning, and channeled ing is a long-range process. where they will do the most j Dl. Kratzmann said if teach- good, in elementary schools. cl._ (n bf, ji "Sfchools do the greatest good j should be done by the school for youngsters if resources are principal over an oxk'nded pe- applied in abundance in the rjori of time and not by super- primary schools, next in upper jntcndents and trustees during elementary and junior high brief visits to the classroom. school, and least in the senior evaiuatjon 0[ teachers must 'be based first and fore- most on one question. Docs the teacher facilitate learning'" Dr. Kratzmann also said the melv" diffi-1 current method of evaluating 'ovart val" student's progress may leav exdti _ ,_ high school and post-secondary he said. Dr. Kratzmann said while there is a growing public de- mand for accountability of trustees, it is extrem cult to determine the ex ue of education on the over all makeup of the individual. "We do not have many valid mcndously helpful in predicting measures of he future intellectual success, he said. "The final outcome of cv- i said. erything we do in education is j "Marks in school subjects often very distant and very dif-1 are virtually useless as predic- ficult to measure." something to be desired. Grade 12 results are not tre- Plebiscites, no kindergartens, yes Wellll. Mel Hurtig. Edmonton pub- lisher in Lethbridge Tuesday to promote the views of the Committee for an Indepen- dent Canada, tells of a con- test devised by Toronto broadcaster Peter Gzowskie. The idea was to complete the sentence ''As Canadian as Fourth place winner was "as Canadian as a royal com- mision." Third place went to "As Canadian as John Diefcnbak- cr's French." Second was "As Canadian as seasonally adjusted unem- ployment." First prize went to the per- son who came up with "As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.'1 CALGARY The Alberta School Trustees' Association has gone on record as opposing the plebiscite requirements im- posed upon school boards seek- ing extra supplementary re- quisitions on property tax. The association's annual meeting in Calgary was told that it is sometimes unfair to force boards to obtain public approval where extra expendi- tures are involved. One speaker said school boards are more aware of all the implications involved in ap- proving financial expenditures while the public may vote emo- tionally rather than with rea- son. "The federal, provincial and municipal governments are not following the six per cent guide- line for increased expenditures, so why are scbool boards ex- pected" to." asked Harold Gun- derson. of Calgary, newly-elect- ed ASTA president. A second resolution, which sparked lengthy debate before it was passed, called for the provincial government to estab- lish a program of educational experience for children before they enter Grade 1. The resolution called for fi- nancial support for the pro- gram from the provincial foun- dation grants program fund. Opponents charged that the program would rob youngsters of learning through experience and force them into a struc- tured education system too early. "Let them be children a little while said one speak- er. "They learn more when they i j are young through their own natural curiousily." Supporters of the resolution Gunderson elected argued that children would not be forced into anything. CALGARY Harold Gun- "The resolution si mpl y I derson, a member of the Cal- means that the opportunity will j gary public school board, was be there for those who want j elected president Tuesday of ono delegate said. Another said the program would serve as a type of buffer He defeated incumbent Ray the Alberta School Trustees' and adjust-i William Penrose of St. Albert, 'Alta.. on the first ballot. :one so the child can ease into Clark Alta.. school life with little ment. New transportation bylaw to undergo investigation The new transportation by- law, which received much crit- icism at a recent public hear- ing, was referred to the city manager by city council Mon- day night. That, referral motion directed City Manager Tom Nutting to speak to the bylaw at a Nov. 24th meeting of the chamber of commerce, city council and provincial Highways Minister Clarence Copitliorne. Council appeared generally concerned with the designation of certain routes outlined in the bylaw, particularly the pro- posed 24th Ave- S. freeway. Alderman Cam Barnes ask- ed if the alternatives suggest- ed bv concerned citizens at the Mavor Andv Anderson said there was a provision m the bylaw for plans to be altered in the future. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff inter- preted that provision different- ly saying the city is likely to be "locked into the proposed system." He said the 24th Ave. free- way, as it is planned, would isoiaie the college cutting off j the opportunity for its expan- sion. "It seems to me we should have one more kick at the highways department concern- ing that particular free- he said. That kick might come at the public hearing could be imple- mented or if they would be for- gotten. He referred to a Holger Frandsen proposal that the freeway bypass the city to thei south between the Lethbridge! Community College and the j airport. Nov. 24th chamber meeting. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Mrtropilliaii Mdi. 3JM093 Christinas Seal Sunday Nov. t4 has been designated as Christmas Seal Sunday in Alberta. All over the province, minis- ters will be observing the day. reminding their congregations of the need to help stamp out emphysema, tuberc u 1 o s i s. chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, asfhma, pleurisy and other re- spiratory diseases. Hundreds of churches have been supplied with special bul- letins depicting the Christmas Seal theme, nnd the clergy of nil denominations are using these for their church bulletins, in keeping with a tradition that is part of Christmas Seal Cam- paigns all over Canada. It is a "Matter of Life and nreath." Receives award David Stephure, son of Mr. j and Mrs. John Stephure. 1614 17ih Ave. S. has been awarded a S500 Home Oil Company Ltd. centennial scholarship. David is a recent graduate of the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and is currently enrolled in a University of Calgary engineer- ing program. ROOFING C A SHEET METAL LTD. 1709 1 Ave. S. Ph. 328.5973 Just Arrived from the Southern Deserts EXOTIC CACTII All Named Varieties EACH MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP MARQUIS HOTEL BUILDING Phone 327-1515 SERVICE LID. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, NOV. 11th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Lovely large old oak sideboard (good conditjcnl: nice old dresser: good twin single beds; Philco portable TV; old wood filing cabinet; chrome table nnd -1 chairs; buffet and china cabinet combination; Sparton portable TV; 4 new electric hot water kmks: 1 new gas hot water tank; nice small bullet; Admiral portable TV; good box spring and mattress; Frigidaire automatic washer: pas heater: room divider; propane bottle; Arborile; Westinghouse automatic washer and matching electric dryer; gas and electric ranges: wash basins: tape recorder; 2 large windows: folding deors; rifle; golf cart; coffee table; 1 step tables; Krigidaire fridge. (1x12 rug; fioor lamps: large fan; rocking horse: guitar; wood chairs; luggage; good pots nnd pans; electric appliances; horse blanket: linen; drapes; table lamps; rockers; 2 reeliners r.nd foot stools; cutlery; single box spring and new purses.; velvet painting; wringer washer. Manv more items too numerous to mention. ACME SNOOKER AUCTION SALE MONDAY, NOV. 22nd 7 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1930 2nd AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 458 ;