Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
District Second Section The Lethbridge Herald November 1973 Local news I 2 stores have 'safe' helmets t Parents urged I 1 fo I for seal GEORGE STEPHENSON HeraM Staff Writer Pew stores in Lethbridge now have Canadian Stan- dards Association approv- ed helmets for sale yet only approved helmets can be sold after Jan. 1. Federal Consumer and Corporate Affairs-Minister Herb Gray has announced that helmets sold after Jan. 1 must meet safety standards regulations of the Hazardous Products Act Only four models currently being sold bear the familiar CSA seal of approval C.C.M. model Cooper of Canada Ltd model SK 300 and Spalding models 82-801 and 82-802. A Herald survey of more than 10 sporting goods departments and could turn up only one of the approved models. The Cooper was available in two of the 10 stores and available in almost all mail order catalogues from the larger stores The C C M model The bad and the good WALTER KERBER photos They look alike at first but federal Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray warns parents should take more than just a first glance. Myrna-Jean 1216 29th St. models the unapproved two-piece helmet left and the approved sturdier right. was available in one catalogue. Some managers said they have received letters during the past week in- forming them of the government ruling and to destroy all unsold dis- approved helmets at the end of the year. While the standard is not in operation as Mr. Gray urged parents to look for the CSA seal before buying hockey helmets. Prices on the SK 300 are both more than and less than prices on helmets not meeting safety regulations The Cooper SK 100 varied from in one store to in another. The Cooper SK 120 sold for and a helmet tured by Canadian General' Electric sold for The G E. Helmet is approved by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Associa- tion but not the CSA it was marked down to in one store. The approved SK 300 sold for varying only one-cent in the other store A closer look The difference m construction is more apparent when looking inside the helmets. At the interior and plastic thickness of an un- approved' helmet. At the approved version with four times the padd can't be sold after Jan. has ruled. ing. Unapproved helmets 1. the government Construction of the different helmets differs greatly The lower un- approved are constructed of two polyethylene sections held together by screws. Padding ranges from a styrofoam type substance to a rubber foam varying in thickness. All helmets tout protection and comfort The approved SK is made of one thick plastic well padded inside. There are noticeable differences between the approved and other helmets The approved SK 300 provides greater protection down the back ears and temples. Mr. Gray says that at first glance the approved helmets are almost in- distinguishable from others. the CSA developed the standards which form the basis of the in co-operation with coaches and medical specialists. The association also developed testing procedures that would ensure the standards are he says. Helmets are mandatory in all hockey leagues af- filiated with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Associa- tion and the current stan- dard is only a first step Teacher sexuality training okayed By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Separate school trustees Wednesday approved the im- mediate development of an in- service programmer teachers- who instruct in sex and sex- uality as part of family life education programs. The separate school system will also survey existing programs in other school systems and review any type of sex and sexuality instruc- tion now being taught in Lethbridge separate schools. Trustees queried as to what happened to a family life education program from which they purchased film strips and other materials for some eight years. The teachers who were keen attended schools in the Cablevision Ltd. relocation rejected by city planners Cablevision Lethbridge Ltd. was refused permission Wednesday by the Municipal Planning Commission to move its office and micro-wave tower two blocks up 3rd Avenue S. The company is now in rented quarters at 1018 3rd Ave S. and wants to establish at 1226 3rd Ave. S. It utilizes a 100-foot micro- wave tower at its present site jnd a company official said the company was tentatively looking at a 100 to 150-foot tower at the new site. He after learning of the MFC's CabTevi- lion Lethbridge may resubmit in application to the commis- lion at a later date. A spokesman-for the plann- ing which note the decision-making part of Its neeting in closed laid the cablevislon company ippltcation was turned down lecause a micro-wave tower it the location might Interfere future development. The locatkNTthe cablevislon nmpany wants to build on is n a commercial zone in which i micro-wave tower would be but the ajoining area to the south is zoned R-2 m which high-rise apartments are permitted If a high-rise developer wanted to build in the area the owner of a micro-wave tower could legally object to such a development because it could interfere with his the planning commission spokesman said. In other business the commission approved construction of three fourplex apartments at St. Edward Boulevard by Har- court Development Cor- but turned down two adjoining fourplexes. The commission ruled there was insufficient parking provided in plans for the latter two apartments and recommended that duplexes would be acceptable instead. The fourplexes approved are at 1705 and 1709 St. Edward Blvd. The two refused were for 1713 and 1717 St. Edward Blvd. Symphony season to start with Beethoven Music composed by Motart and Beethoven will be Includ- ed when the Si-member Lethbridge symphony opens Its new season with a concert at p.m. Dec. 3 in tut Yates Memorial Centre. The program consists of an overture from the play Coriolanus composed by symphony number tt in D Major by Mourt in ad- dition to music composed by Glinka Mendelssohn's War March of the Priests and ballet music composed by Gounod. The Prague as Mozart's symphony Is is considered one of the most beautiful of his symphonies and is one of the few classical works of its type which doec not include a minuet and a trio. on organizing the instruction had moved from the separate schools and the film and material is now the trustees were told. Ralph super- suggested that sex and sexuality instruc- tion should begin as soon as possible and the total family life education program could be developed over the next 18 months The school board's actions Wednesday were in direct response to recommendations made in a teacher initiated study of local separate schools that indicated teachers of primary and intermediate grades now don't instruct in sex and sexuality. A public information program about the type of sex and sexuality instruction to be taught in the separate schools will be activated before any instruction in the schools begins. A' separate school trustee expressed concern Wednesday that the biggest money maker for one school was a pop machine. Paul Matisz suggested that the school shoukTput more emphasis on it should be selling milk instead of be suggested. He was informed that the school does sell milk to its students. Lethbridge separate schools have' 137 students attending classes this fall who came from another school district. There were 11 students who came from outside of Alberta and 81 from outside of Lethbridge. Forty-three of the students Lethbridge public school system last year and two students came from County of Lethbndge schools United Way agencies j more dialogue By JIM LOZERON Herald Staff Writer United Way agencies took a first 'step Wednesday to becoming a more unified force in program planning and in tackling common problems. The they decided at a is providing more dialogue between themselves in discussion of their programs at a common meeting place on a regular basis. The agencies called for a series of six meetings to be held on a trial basis the second Wednesday of each month at the YWCA And they asked the United Way to contact members of agencies absent at the Wednesday meeting asking them to attend future meetings of the group The request was made by eight agencies the Victorian Order of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism the Salvation the John Howard the the Boy Scouts of the Family and the Centre for Health and Personal Development United Way executive direc- tor Al appointed meetings regards himself as a catalyst to the group He says the agencies themselves will determine what comes from the meetings and will deter- mine whether they wish to continue the meetings after the trial period is passed. The agencies agreed two representatives from each either paid employees or volunteers should attend future meetings. The meetings could bring about closer co-operation between agencies and build up a feeling of trust between them can only occur if dialogue Mr Purvis says v Discussion of programs will help them avoid duplication of services and the attendance of United Way officials at meetings will provide a broader basis from which to draw in determining allotments to member agen- says Mr Purvis The allotments are decided by the United Way budget and allocations committee each June after presentation by agencies of budgets and programs for the coming year. think money should be allocated on the merits of the program alone and by United Way participation with the agencies we will have a better understanding of the agencies and their program he says One of the first areas of says Mr. is how the agencies can co- ordinate their efforts to solve social problems As an initial step they will focus their attention on social problems identified in a preventive social services sur- vey using it as a data base to discuss ways their programs might be improved. Agency representatives Wednesday discussed the fin- dings of the survey's first two phases as they were explained to them by the city preventive social services director Tony Tobin. Mr Tobin has offered to make more data available to the agencies from other sources if they request it. The survey examines the ex- tent of social problems in specific areas of the city and considers how current resources are being applied to deal with social problems. purpose of the meeting was to examine in greater detail the data base and to try to how agencies can participate in solving problems illuminated in the says Mr. Pur- vis. Confectioneries got pulled balloons Lethbridge confectioneries took a balloon-blowing toy off their shelves last spring amid suspicions it was being used as a glue-sniffing device The toy produces a plastic balloon when children blow through a straw to expand a substance containing the same ingredients as model airplane glue. sold scads of them up to late mostly to small Lydia secretary-treasurer of General Toy and Hobby Craft a wholesale said Wednesday sold out of them and didn't reorder because we thought something might be One confectionery manager said she knew something was boys were buying 10 at a time so we stopped ordering them Another confectionery had a complaint from a parent relayed through an elementary school principal. were realy crazy about he said Seven larger stores checked by The Herald have never carried the toy although one received a warning from its head office about the hazard. The federal government has announced it is taking action to remove the toy from the market. It has also re- quested parents to destroy the product if their children already possess it. School principals praise U of L graduate teachers There is a higher proportion of excellent first-year teachers graduated from the University of Lethbridge than the universities of Alberta and a survey of school principals shows The survey by the Alberta Teachers' Association shows that 21 per cent of U of L 19 per cent of U of C graduates and 15 per cent of U of A graduates were rated excellent by the principals. It included about 70 per cent of all first-year teachers. Of the 839 88 came from 250 from Calgary and 501 from Edmon- ton Sixty-six per cent of the University of Alberta graduates were rated 'very good or compared with 64 per cent of University of Calgary graduates and 62 per cent University of Lethbridge graduates The principals found that the most common weakness among first-year teachers was poor discipline and organizational ability and and difficulty in ad- justing to or understanding the needs of students No weaknesses were reported for 161 of the teachers assessed The results of the survey varied little from results of surveys conducted in 1971 and 1967. The only difference noted was that the number of first-year teachers this year was down slightly from 1971 for Games A cheque for was officially handed over to the Canada Winter Games Society Wednesday by Horst Alberta minister of culture and recreation. Mr Schmid made the presentation to society presi- dent Charles Virtue at the winter games offices here. It was the first installment of a total grant to the games from the province of 'Breather When the cattle have been fed and bedded the work of the herdsman is done for the day. Tim Mountain Livestock Show for a backrest. Men and women like Tim work throughout the day feeding and of uses some spare watering the show making sure their bedding minutes to plan the next day's show schedule re- laxing on a straw bale using one of the Thornmont Ranches Charloals entries In the 3rd Annual Rocky is dry and clean preparing the animals for the show by trimming and cleaning them.