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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 i HE LEiHBRiuuE HERALD Saturday, November 16, 1974 Man seriously hurt in pedestrian mishap One n .tii :n sen-ins condi turn in M. Mu'hui'l's liospital following three separate car accidents in Lethbridge Thursday and Friday. Lelhbndge city police say Jack Vcrwoerd, 23. of the county of l.ethbndge was westbound on 3rd Avenue South about 7 40 p m. Friday when his vehicle struck Mar- cus Luk. 19, 52526th St. A N., who was crossing 3rd Avenue South at 4th Street. Police say Mr. Luk was taken to St Michael's with multiple injuries. About damage was reported to the car. The accident is still under investigation Allan Karsten. 17, of Coalhurst has been charged with failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk following an acci- dent at 12th Street and 3rd Avenue South Thursday City Scene Folk arts fest Sunday Ethnic singing, dancing and art are all part of the festivities Sunday at the folk arts festival on the University of Lethbridge campus. Sunday morning. Lethbridge residents from countries such as Hungary. Japan. Spain. Greece, France. Germany, Den- mark, China, Peru. Philippines, Africa, Ireland and Tanzania will display artistic works from their homelands. People from Southern Alberta and Calgary will perform ethnic dances and singing Sunday afternoon following the of- ficial opening of the folks arts festival at 2 p.m. Club 67 dance tonight The Club 67 benefit dance will be held tonight at the Scan- dinavian Hall. The dance runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music supplied by the Bridgetown Trio. Tickets for the dance are Taber museum project revived Off Day MONDAY, NOV. 18 Ail items in stock at Hoyt's Downtown and Hoyt's North Lethbridge. will be reduced 10% for this one day only! Take advantage of this special saving from all departments and do your Xmas shopping early. Except HUMMEL DOWNTOWN 606 3 Ave. South Phone: 327-5767 NORTH LETHBRIDGE Westminster Shopping Plaza Phone: 328-4441 TABER (Staff) Gordon S. Saunders. president of the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce, said Friday night at the annual chamber banquet the proposed tourist information centre and historic museum, earlier planned for a site at the junc- tion of Highways 3 and 36. has not been scrapped. "I don't believe we have scrapped the he said. "It will be realized in the near future." The Chamber is also spurr- ing merchants to participate in the Devonian Foundation's Main Street Alberta project with funds available on a two for one basis. "Committees are organized and we are going ahead with it." He handed the gavel to in- coming president James L. George, ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phono 328-4095 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324-9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Bride Thank You Matches ?3 Hour Service If CUSTOMER PARKING Parents can check pupiVs score on standard test Police say the Karsten vehi- cle was going east on 3rd Avenue South about p.m. when Annie Red Crow, 14, of Standoff was struck in the crosswalk at 12th Street South. Miss Red Crow was taken to a Lethbridge hospital where she was treated for a minor leg injury and released. The accident wasn't reported until Friday. In the third accident. Daniel Hirst-he, 16, of Stirling was struck by a car driven by Alexander Patterson, 53, 1413 Lakemount Blvd. Friday after he stepped off a curb in the 2400 block of 12th Avenue South, police say. Mr. Hirsche was treated for a bruised knee at a Lethbridge hospital about 11 p.m. and released. Police say no charges will be laid. oarlock PUMP PACKING and GASKET MATERIALS plus other fine Garlock PFtODUCTS OLIVER INDUSTBIAL SUPPLY LTD. 23S St. NORTH LETHBRIDGfc Most Lethbridge elementary public schools are using the results of a recently- administered Canadian standard test as another step in the diagnosis of their students' skills and the schools programs, a Herald survey Friday found. The Canadian Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) was written by all public school Grade 4 and 6 students in September. The results of the test released Tuesday showed that the average Lethbridge Grade 4 and t> class was slightly more advanced than the typical Canadian classes in those same grades. They scored above average on all tests ex- cept the language and vocabulary tests. While the test results will be mainly used within the internal evaluation process of the schools, they are being made available to the parents of the children who were tested. Some schools will be contacting parents about their child's score during parent- teacher interviews while others will only release the results upon request from the parents, the Herald survey of school prin- cipals found. At least one school has already contacted parents about their child's score on the CTBS tests. Bob Plaxton, superintendent, said Friday his office has suggested to the schools that they give the test results to parents so they can compare their child's performance with a Canadian norm. It is particularly important for the parents of students who in area of the tests to know of the weaknesses revealed by the tests and ho.v they lie remedied, he said. The parents could then work with the child in the home to help the school in its effort to improve the child's skills. Dr. Plaxton suggested. He advises parents to contact the principal o! their school directly. A review Radburn rules 'should Zorba lurches into debut I ]je enforced by city' Rv LYNNE VAN IAJVEN bouzouki strains offered for instance, J By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Family Editor No critic with conscience could be both honest and kind in reference to Lethbridge Musical Theatre's Zorba at the Yates Memorial Centre Friday evening. Since honesty is the best policy it has to be stated: LMT's opening night presenta- tion left much to be desired. Southern Alberta audiences have a right to expect and have in the past received far better productions from LMT. Perhaps producer-director Dick Mells' muse is vacationing out of town, perhaps the LMT interpretation of the Kander-Ebb musical required more time for honing and polishing. Whatever the reasons, "Zorba" had an overall aspect of being hastily tossed together, of being not quite ready for debut. Adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis novel. Zorba the Greek, the musical is a simple paean to life that is often harsh but which, if savored moment-to-moment, is also a thing of beauty. Somewhere during the course of the two-and-one-half-hour production Zorba went astray, bordering on a parody albeit unintentional of life. All too often, the musical's dramatic moments were over-staged and over-played. There was too much of a heavy-handed touch about it. The most crucial problem of the whole musical was one of volume. Volume of a vociferous, vexing quality. First, LMT's orchestra under the direction of Jerry Pokarney: I don't want to shout, but the music was JUST TOO LOUD. The audience's eardrums were not caressed, they were brutally assaulted and raped. In many cases, background music drowned out singers. The brass section was con- sistently fuzzy and off-key. Too little was heard of that authentic Greek instrument, the bouzouki. A good oortion of those bouzouki strains offered for instance, Zorba's "dance to life" were taped. Perhaps taking their cue from the orchestra, the company bawled out their numbers with disgusting gusto. Choral director Ellyn Mells as the leader, un- folding the play's plot, followed suit with alarming fervor, often belting forth her lyrics from a staircase, perhaps to dis- perse the sound more equally. It was dramatic presentation carried to ex- tremes. Zorba's opening was creaking and awkward. Its finale, a recap of the first number, was only slightly less wooden. The Greek folk dances were performed with something less than authentic verve and dynamism, although Jack Warburton (Zorba) and Wes Stefan (Nikos) should receive credit for their game efforts. Still, for all its flaws, Zorba offered several fine moments. The most natural and memorable scenes of the entire musical were those featuring Sheila Pisko as the aging chanteuse, Madame Hortense. Her "Happy Birthday" flashback was truly moving. Ms. Pisko captured to perfection the brittle, fading charm of the Frenchwoman, although an apparent hoarse throat rendered some of her lines inaudible, especially if there was orchestra accompaniment. Mr. Warburton enacted an effortless Zorba. preferring an engaging rapscallion- rogue played with well-directed energy. As the old rake's counterpart, the cautious academic Nikos. Wes Stefan was a definite plus to the musical, bringing to three the production's more credible characters. Perhaps Zorba's failures were best epitomized in the mine what should have been a shattering blast sound- ed more like an abortive burp. The musical continues nightly p.m.) at the Yates until Nov. 30. excepting Sundays and Mondays. County dog-catcher made full-time; licensing eyed By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer It wasn't the first time man's best friend has entered council chambers, but this time the County of Lethbridge really "went to the dogs." Dog control in the county consumed a large chunk of council's time as councillors discussed hiring a permanent dog catcher, licensing county- pooches and sharing pound facilities with the City of Lethbridge. Council promoted Jim Wade of Shaughnessy from part to full time dog control officer and gave him a truck to chase down dogs running at large. Responding favorably to earlier requests from the veteran dog catcher, council fixed a salary for Mr. Wade and provided him with a truck to replace his car, which was taking a licking from ill fated, four legged passengers. Coun. Otto Wobick. who usually mentions the need for licensing dogs whenever coun- cil considers catching dogs, discovered that he hasn't been barking up the wrong tree. Though no formal approval was given to the dog tag question, a majority of coun- cil agreed with Coun. Wobick's suggestion that "tagging dogs will make it easier for everyone." NFU livestock market boycott finds little support in South A proposed boycott of livestock markets in Canada by the National Farmers Union has failed to gather any PENNER'S PLUMBING TI sewce W Wale- Heate'S P'uTtJ'np 1209 2nd S. 327-4121 support in Southern Alberta. The NFU. which has a limited following in this part of the province, planned the boycott to draw attention to the financial crisis faced by cattlemen Morris Simpson, manager for Swift Canadian Co. Ltd in Lpthbndge. said there was no notirable change at his plant 'Jurine the killing day Thur- SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. We Service service. Have now w? sei! and guarantee what we qet your car ready for SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. 6 Ave. Phona 32V ,-o 328-6586 While some county ratepayers may not welcome the expense. Coun. Lloyd Trapp said requiring licences "is a service to the person with a very good dog." He predicted the problem of dogs running loose in the county, already a headache for some Hardieville residents, will "intensify as more people move into the county When you get them (people) in subdivisions, your dog problem is going to get worse." Councillors assented to a suggestion from county manager Bob Grant to bring a model licensing bylaw before the next meeting of council. Council also agreed with a suggestion from Bill Brown, representing the City of Lethbridge. that the county's manager and dog catcher meet with their counterparts in the city to reach an agree- ment for the county to share the city's dog pound. Mr. Brown told council licence registrations would allow the pound keeper to notify owners of tagged dogs that their pets have been pick- ed up. Mr Brown, the rity official responsible for the Lethbridge pound, urged the rountv and rify work together because '-f the number ;if rountv rings being rurkfC up on rity streets County of- ficials agreed, saying their residents occasionally wake up in the morning to find a box of puppies on their doorstep Certified Denial CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 Legal action against residents of the Radburn area who have refused to go along with an open space concept Tory strategy 'suicide' Alberta Liberal Leader Nick Taylor brought his stop industrialization campaign to Lethbridge Friday with the claim that Premier Peter Lougheed's development strategy is "suicide." "I think he's committing suicide but we sit here quite happy." Mr. Taylor told 35 persons at a luncheon meeting. In a well polished speech, the Liberal leader also assaulted the export of natural gas disguised as fer- tilizer and said the massive Alberta oil sands would probably never be developed. Mr. Taylor is on an organiz- ing swing through the South and heads up a regional policy conference in Medicine Hat today, the second of four planned before the next provincial election. "We're sitting here living in a fool's he said. "The type of industry the premier is talking about is us- ing the very resources he's running out of." "He has embarked on a case of suicide for the province in his industrualiza- tion plans when you create jobs today you have a terrific labor shortage you're talk- ing about an influx into Alberta of naif a million peo- ple just for jobs already created." Referring to the pullout by the American Shell partner in an oil sands project, he said, "the whole tar sands project is staggering and probably won't go through, the en- vironmental problems are too big." While the government was depending on the sands to replace depleting conven- tional crude oil supplies, "they're not going to do what they want them to do." People should look to agriculture for their con- tinued prosperity. "We can produce food no one can bat an eye at eventually we can become the truck garden for Asia The luncheon also heard that restaurateur Sven Ericksen has been named fund raising chairman for the party Mr. Ericksen said four federal cabinet ministers would attend a plate fund raising dinners in Edmonton Nov. 30 and Calgary Dec. 1. Wives would be charged and both contributions are eligible for federal tax credits. Mr. Ericksen said. GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY, LLOYDS. PIONEER. I; NORESCO. most other nukes ol ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 to Serve You ANGLO STEREO i, PHOTO SERVICE DEFT. Phone 328-OS7S HAIG CLINIC