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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE lETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, November 17, rHE lETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, November 12, 1" I III Local Opportunities for Youth programs valuable He suggested a worthwhile feeding of fish came out of The group found that U ....._ n i or C hlflvr .'ntlfO OF LUC ICSIS }tl D _ _ .____. ,1... r.nnf Tty IIKIIAHII IH'llKK Staff The Opportun- ities for Youth program is and Ihe >ureess seale ,-is measured by local partic- varies from moderate ;o overwhelming The government, on belief th.it "youth is sm- ,-ere in its t" improve society and that are anxious in work and to engage in activities which are ir.trr.dei! make Canada a better place in which to shot jii.Wu.nKi into the program to f in a nee projects In Lethbridge. sioruM went to 11 projects involving more than tit) students. Tl-.e pro- jects ranged from newspaper publication to the establish- ment of a botanical nursery, and all were iniiiatwl and ad- ministered hv students. Some problems, including administrat i e difficulties were encountered by several of the groups The most frequently men- tioned drawback was the lack of time between approval of the projects and implementa- tion of the ideas. Because approval did not come until fate May. plan- ning aud hiring were delayed and often resulted in a time loss of up to two weeks. Many of the pfojeii? had been sub- mitted for'approval in March. Extra care Althouch Edna Hiebert. di- rector of the Extra Care Ser- vice program, thought the project was successful, she was concerned about the lack of feedback or criticism from the federal agency involved. The extra care sen-ice group involved 25 first-year student nurses from the Lethbridge Community Col- lege. They worked for the Lethbridse Family Sen-ice, Canadian Mental Health As- sociation and the Auxiliary Hospital, giving extra ser- vices to patients which nurses can't routinely do. There is a definite need for this kind of service. Miss Hiebert learned. She s ai d there are numerous people she has been in contact with who say they have nothing to do. Now that she has become familiar with tire situation, she suggests that these people set aside at least a few days in the year and volunteer for extra caro service. She is in favor of a similar project for next summer, with some revisions, such as provision for a government representative to give guid- ance to the group. Miss Hiebert shared the concern that members of other groups had over public reaction to the tax-supported projects. Recreation specialists One of the directors of the travelling recreation special ists project, Madelyn said she would not consider participating in the prop-am next summer because of the "had publicity" connected with the young people getting money from the government. The" travelling recreation specialists project was "fair- ly successful" this year, she said, providing instruction in tennis, track and field, and diving for youths in 12 south- ern Alberta towns. Eight instructors prepared about 50 youths for participa- tion in the Alberta summer games held in Claresholm, Aus. 4 to 11. At least one representative came from each of the 12 towns included in tie project. To that end. the project UHS successful. Miss Wray said. The group, as a whole, did "fairly well" at the games Free and Easy Another moderately suc- cessful project was called Free and Easy. That was the masthead on a weekly news- paper published by 15 stu- dents until Aug. 20. The tabloid, which aver- aged eight pages per edition, incorporated ''a mixture of news and views of relevant subjects in southern Alberta.' Lynda Clclland. who led the' project, said the paper was generally well-accepted and that only a few people buying it were unhappy with its content. She said she would like to have had the project approv- ed earlier. Youth Drama Gcnevieve Pratt, leader of the Youth Drama project, agreed. Miss Pratt and three other students provided basic in- struction in ballet, improvisa- tional acting with voice and mime and several technical aspects of stage production. At various limes through the summer between six and 18 from age 12 to 20 re- ceived the instruction. If a similar project is un- dertaken in the future, Miss Pratt suggests people in the city familiar with acting be asked In assist the group with iiyitrucliim. Pollution study The largest project in terms of grant money and personnel was the Oldman River Study tagged HELP. Tho project was in two parts: the university section, directed by Dave Balfour, ran tests on the water in the Old- man River to determine the extent of pollution in the river; the college section ex- amined the adjacent land with a similar objective. A total of 28 students were involved in the project, which received a grant. The accuracy and signifi- cance of the tests have yet to be determined, and these along with an interpretation of the findings will be pre- sumed at a public meeting in early November. Mr. Balfour, who directed the water study, called the Opportunities for Youth pro- gram as a whole "fantastic." but said lie would have to be paid more to administer a fu- ture project with the respon- sibilities attached to a grant. Jle suggested a worthwhile study in I he future could be done on the C'rowsncst Pass Forest Reserve. Trout farming An economic feasibility study to determine if rainbow t r o'u t could he profitably raised and marketed kept four other students busy dur- ing the summer. The results of the project were inconclusive, but useful information on the care and The Oldman River subject of an extensive study project feeding of fish came out of the experiments. Also, the project stimulated at least three members of the Blood Indian band to look further into the possibility of raising the fish for marketing pur- poses. Botanical nursery One of the more visibly suc- cessful projects, the student botanical nursery, is being continued at the University of Lethbridge by the university. Nine students lead by Mari- lyn Axford spent the sum- mer transplanting trees and shrubs from the southern Al- berta countryside on a plot of land provided by the univer- sity on its west campus. the group planted and bi- ologically described about 500 plants representing 50 dif- ferent species, which can now be used for the scientific and practical needs of the univer- sity. Drop-in centres Another project stimulated continuation of a similar pro- gram by the city. Three youth drop-in centres were operated by nine stu- dents who felt the city's young people needed a place to go when they had nothing to do. Project leader was Vonnie Malmberg. The centres were open from 2 to 11 p.m. at Gilbert Pater- son, Winston Churchill and Catholic Central schools. They provided a place for youths from age 13 to 18 to play sports and games and hold the occasional dance. As a result of the project's success, the city opened the old Central School on a tem- porary basis for (lie same use thus fall. Conservation Children aged six to 12 also received much attention dur- ing the summer from nine members of the conservation for voutli project. The program lead by Jen- nifer Fisher was based on an effort to "make each child see that he is not apart horn his environment, but rather a part oL a complex, contin- uous round of death and sur- vival on which he is depen- dent for his existence." The experience for the chil- dren was in the form of na- ture collection studies, story- telling, hikes and nature out- ings. The group found that teach- ers who were contacted indi- caled a desire to encourage tliis type of environmental education within the school system itself. Recycli ling On another environment-re- laled project, six student set out to prove that recycling of glass and paper could be achieved and they were "real- ly successful." The Environmental Cru- sade started in May and in about three months recycled tons of paper and six tons of glass. The paper was ship- ped to Calgary and the glass to Rcdcliffe, 'near Medicine Hat at the group's expense. The nio'iey received for the materials at those places was put back into the project to help pay for expenses. A spokesman for the group. Jackie Pack, said she would recommend a similar project for next year. On the feasibility of recyc- ling on a year-round basis, she said the City of Leth- bridge would have a much better chance of succeeding than a private group. Messenger The Messenger group was established, in part, to pro- vide all types of assistance and custodial sen-ices for summer youth projects in Lethbridge. The group also operated a daily information sen'ice for botli 1 r c a 1 and transient youths, listing various youth activities as well as providing a selection of government and other pamphlets on health, law. drug education and birth control. Seven students worked on the project with a govern- ment grant of Although the Opportunities for Youth programs received their share of criticism, pri- marily from taxpayers, it can't "be disputed that a lot of young people derived bene- fit from them. Without the projects, many students would not have had jobs. Because of the projects, many of the students were able to pay for part of this year's education. Also, the groups laid the ground work for future pro- jects, if the program is con- tinued. Most of those involved hope it vill continue. Cattle show Nov. 18-19 The 21st Lethbridge Fall Purebred Cattle Show and Sale will be held in the Exhibition Pavilion Nov. V and 19 featur- ing Hereford and Aberdeen- Angus cattle. Organized by tne Southern Alberta Cattle'Breeders' Asso- ciation, the sale will offer 157 pure bred animals from breed- ers in southern Alberta. Show time for animals nomi- nated for display is 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Grand champion and reserve grand champion ban- ners will be presented to win- ners in bull and female classes for both breeds. The sale will start at 10 a.m. Nov. 19, with auctioneers Ken Hitrlburt of Fort Macleod and Joe Perlich of Lethbridge. Some of the consignors this the Flovd vear who have rated high in I Directors, past sales include Hans Ulrich Hereford breeders are of Claresholm, Ray Powlesland Anderson. -New Dayton Gerald of Del Bonita, Movie Anderson .Miller, Fort Macleod, Steve of Wrentham, Mark Stringham Balcg. Milk River and Dr of Milk River, Robert Zoete- Stnngam, Milk River. man of Fort Macleod and the Representing Aberdeen- if You K.A.B.O. expropriation bylaw referred Ask Me.. by JUDI WALKER Doenz Ranches Ltd. of Warner. Officers for the Southern Al- berta Cattle Breeders' Associa tion include Steve Balog, presi< dent, Dr. Mark Stringham Angus breeders are Leon ard Hochstein, Pincher Creek and J. B. Merrill, Hillspring. Directors at large are I oem ur. Louis Balog, Milk River, EG. i vice president, Frank Slezina, i Powlesland, Del Bomta. Alex i past president, and Edna Pozzi, Sera, Coaldale and Jerry tr-; secretarv-treasurer. ginillo, Lethbridge. j QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684HI School trustees' association membership costs increase j CALGARY The Alberta] "Without the fee increase, School Trustees' Association de-1 this association would wither tided here Wednesday to! on the vine." ssid William Pen- double the membership fee for I rose, an ASTA executive mern- school boards next year. j ber. i The increased fees are need-1 It is not a question of i ed to make the association whether we can afford said j rn o r e effective in combatting the effects of the powerful Al Harold Gunderson, ASTA pres ident, "but it is a question of berta Teachers' Association. can we afford not to BIRD BUILDING SUPPLY 113 13 ST. N. "WINTER PROJECT SALE" PHONE 328-2050 PREFINISHED 4 MIL PANELLING VINYL COATED Reg. 5.75 1.95 NOW 4 Reg. 4.75 ABITIBI WOODGRAIN PANELS Golden oak. saddle chestnut 3-99 NOW ECONOMY 4 MIL MAHOGANY PANELS SPECIAL TEXTURED TILE PATTERNED Reg. 24c sq. ft. NOW ONLY, sq. fl FORMICA COLLECTION 72 Our Reg. Price 17.60 U.49 per 4x8 sheet Plain White CEILING TILE SPECIAL per s KEM GLO VELVET and colors Gal. About a year ago, I was at a conference of the Alberta Association of Students. During the conference, reports of progress toward receiving accreditation for college students was presented. Those students (and administrators) who were working on the accreditation were heroes; their progress was cheered. I cheered loudly I was a college student. Accreditation for my two years at 'the Le'.hhridge Community College would mean that 1 wouldn't have to start from the bottom again if I decided to go to university. 1 was convinced that someone ill high places was trying to screw us in the ear. Someone was depriving us college students of one of our fundamental rights accreditation. But hold on just one minute. I think we missed the boat. It is accreditation we want but not the universities' accredi- tation. The college system needs the recognition of the com- munity, and especially the business community. And it needs recognition not as a "baby sister to the university, or as a stepping stone toward the university. It needs recognition as an educational entity completely divorced from ill" universi- ties as sn institution which educates people to step into a certain vocation or teaches them how to spend their leisure time. Is not, in fact, the basic theory behind the junior com- munity whatever that means) college that it prepare stu- dents with the actual tools of a trade? Tho university can. in its treatment of a fence, discuss Robert Frost's "Mcmiinp Wall" and the resonant repercussions of the cold war. The college should Rive students the wood and the augers, hammers and nails, then show them how to build a fence. They are two entirely different forms-of education. Neither is different. Unfortunately, the university has been accepted as the edu- cational organ of the community. Far too often since I left the college have I hoard pcnple say derogatively. "I wouldn't hire anyone from the college." (Happily for me it was not for my benefit since f worked part-lime for The Herald throughout my stint at Iho college i. But that sort of attitude has to change. And it's tlie colleges that have to set the attitudinal change into motion. They should be giving each student as much actual practice in ns n-.any facets of bis vocation as possible, and on equipment comparable to that in industry. College graduates should be experts in their field. Once a good program has been set up, it should be advertised through the media. Students know when they are receiving valuable, information; employers know when they are. receiving a vnlu- ,ible employee. That knowledge ilsclf is the. best advertising any course can get. This year's drastic drop in university enrolment figures would seem to indicate that, students are becoming disen- chanted with what the university has lo offer. Surely this should have been the cue lo the colleges that people arc look- ing for something different in education. Perhaps instead of trying lo imitate the university, the col- lege should salvage the role it can play. And then play it. A bylaw authorizing expro- priation of land east of North i Mayor Magrath Drive was I tabled by city council Monday j and referred lo the land sales I committee for a definition of I Ihe exact property in question. The motion included the rec- i ommendation that the city i manager negotiate a deal be- i twecn the city and K.A.B.O. Holdings Ltd., owners of the property. i At a public hearing during 1 the council meeting, Laurie i MacLean, representing IK ABO., told council expro-1 prcpriation proceedings ipriation was inappropriate be-1 city tte i cause proper negotiation had i Maym. Magralh Drivc 1 not been carried out for city acquisition of the land. He said the city hadn't offer- ed the land owners any money. Mr. MacLean added. "Settle- ment is right across the table from council." Aldermaji Vaughan Hem- brcff, chairman of the land sales committee, expressed confidence that an agreement could be reached without ex- 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX service? You can count on us. So you're going to choose Ihe worlds lines! snowmobile: Arctic Cat. Now make sure you buy it from a dealer is ready to back up the sale with service. lETHBdlDGE Lftthbridgo Hondo ConlrA 1117 2nd Avo. S. CARDSTON K and D lid. 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