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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDQC NovemiMH Hunger attacked first in new country By MURDOCH MacLEOD Herald Suff Writer Refusing to force solutions on people in underdeveloped and getting out when time is up have made the Unitarian Service Committee a successful aid organization. Dr. Lotta executive director of told a Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce directors' luncheon Tuesday that hunger is always the first problem attacked in a new area. Hungry people have no energy to help she and USC's aim is'to get peo- ple to help themselves. Only local staff are used to solve local said Dr. Hitschmanova. She is the only Canadian staff member to go on her annual inspection made to ensure that all contributions reach their intended destinations. travel around the world like.a she said. People can be corrupted by said Dr. so it is also important that the committee get out of an area before it overstays its welcome. She said USC would withdraw from India by June and it had been planned to withdraw from Korea by 1978 but the government of the Republic of Korea asked that aid continue until 1985. Family planning is another area of concern to said the director. Programs had been in and Hong Kong but had not been so successful in India. In she literate people such as factory workers were receptive to the but there was much resistance in rural areas. Dr. Hitschmanova said the need of people and their spirit of deter- mination are what has kept her aid business for 28 years. In she the people were so poor that a woman could not af- ford a sari costing but they were determined to gain a better life. Dr. Hitschmanova also said the USC hopes to raise million this year across plus an additional because of inflation. The Lethbridge sponsored by The has a goal of to be used to send carloads of powdered the equivalent of cups of to Bangladesh. Dr. Hitschmanova told the chamber directors The Herald has run the campaign for nine collecting over for the USC. Farmers in the Prairies have been among the best contributors to she because they realize the importance of the committee's prac- tical approach in sending food overseas. The Unitarian Service Committee has not been connected with the Unitarian Church.for several said Dr. Hitschmanova. It is com- pletely non-denominational and except for paid staff in the Ottawa is voluritary. Australia asks city scientist for bees By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer Alfalfa leafcutter responsible for Alberta's booming alfalfa seed produc- ing will be introduc- ed to Australia this year by a Lethbridge scientist. Gordon the man who domesticated a key species of leafcutter bee and then developed methods and equip- ment for the bees to nest and reproduce while the vital job of pollinating alfalfa has been vited to Australia to establish a beekeeping and alfalfa seed production industry similar to that in Alberta. Dr. Hobbs will leave Chamber to attend council The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to have a schedule drawn up whereby at least one director would attend each city council meeting. The which was suggested by the civic affairs was to improve rapport with city government. The chamber directors also referred to the executive suggestion by the federal af- fairs committee that letters be written to the federal and provincial governments urg- ing them to renew discussions on the energy United Way campaign at The Lethbridge United Way campaign has raised during 39 days of canvassing compared with during the same period one year ago. is hoped that with the continued effort of canvassers and the board of directors that the campaign will reach its goal says United Way executive director Al Purvis. United Way hopes to raise about about more than it collected last year. Funds from the annual drive go to 14 agencies and the Canadian Red a partner in United Way but not a member agency. Toy Prices Are Lower at Save on ROLL-UP PLASTIC Slide-a-boggan Only Only pg 1.39 2.29 INSTANT SKATING RINK 16 19 diameter I PLUSH TOYS Call 327-5767 Large Selection DOWNTOWN Winter sunscape The setting on a Chinook brought another winter has broken up. it has been replaced by light east night to Southern dropping the temperature in Lethbridge to winds and temperatures today in the 20s. The weatherman expects 7 above. Tuesday's which kepf temperatures in the a gradual warming trend to the weekend. Wider choice of social sciences for students High schools prepare pilot projects By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer More variety in high school social science curricula could result from pilot classes to be conducted in Alberta high including the three in Lethbridge. The Lethbridge schools Winston Churchill High Catholic Central High School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute will offer experimental social science units beginning in January. A wider choice of social sciences and a more detailed CUFFHACK. BUCK DENTAL UIB MBMCAL DENTAL ILM. LmrM SET FOR Dressy Festive Occoasions in pair of these exquisite Dressy Strip Sandals by study of some disciplines in the field are the main prin- ciples underlying the ex- says Jim vice-principal of Winston Churchill and a member of the Alberta- Department of Education's history- geography committee for Hie project. At least two modular units are being designed in each of the nine social sciences designated by the he and in some fields three are being designed. Schools could select units to offer their students from a range of up to 27. A student could take two un- its of any social science offerd in his school. Units are worth three credits each at the 10 and 20 for a total of six credits per term. At the 30 two modules give the student five credits. The nine areas designated by the provincial department are political psy- com- parative religion and philsophy. Winston Churchill now available in and Navy Kid under glass. AA and B to 10. Viettew iterator LADIES SNOW BOOT Cut in and Crinkle Patents Cut in Suedes and Wet Complete and Macks by Joyce Tnn 'lovely sandal now in a I complete selection of Brown CaH and Black Crinkle patent. Dressy Platform Slings byWILDWOOLLEYS Available in Black Wet Look. So popular wHD the Campue and toan Hrt. Several other M to chooee from. Hum. awl fn. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING MS-aITt______ offers Geography Sociology 20 and Psychology 20 as.well as Social Studies 20 and 30. Alberta high school students must earn 10 credits in social sciences to five of which must be from Social Studies 10. Graeme head of Social Studies at wants to offer broader ex- perience to taking .social science options instead of Social Studies and hopes the courses will make this possible. The aim of the courses is to teach the methods of social not to make sociologists or geographers of the he says. Mr. Wigg will teach a geography module under the and Wendell Mills will teach a unit of psy- chology. Al who will teach two sociology units at Catholic Central under the points out that some material is being updated for the courses. The current high school sociology text was published in he and yet society has undergone massive transformations in the last and the changes are important in sociology. A more recent published in has been suggested for the soci61ogy units. Mr. Ferenz also says there- SEND SEASON'S GREETINGS 2.00 Phis the coat of MM bouquet We can assure Delivery if you Order Before December 1st MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP PHONE 327-1615 are no prerequisites for the whereas most social science courses demand an earlier course in the same series or a social science credit. lot of -people are not happy with the sociology and geography courses we have says Gene social studies department head at Catholic Central. No political science or anthropology courses are offered separately from social he adds. They could be added later if the pilot ex- periment is successful. At Marjorie Clark .will teach a unit of sociology Fred Saint will teach one of psychology. Classroom emphasis in the new program will be on research and experimen- says Miss and the initiative of the individual student will be important. Mr. Saint stressed the necessity of getting the students into the community for research in order to teach them a scientific approach to social problems and relate knowledge to everyday activities.. University preparation would be one goal of the pilot but down the he said. The courses are funded by the Alberta Department of Education at per unit to a maximum of two units and per school. Further funding comes from school social studies and Mr. Wigg says Winston Churchill had to add about per course. Pilot courses were developed in different says Mr. Anderson. Some will have to be done from the for ex- has not been taught in high schools. At the other ex- treme. Geography 20 was revamped and divided to give two pilot geography units. History has traditionally been taught in high says but Cana- dian studies will tentatively be included despite the shor- tage of especially about the West. he of the things we've discovered since the introduction of the new social studies is that a lot of kids really like Glass camera stolen A camera was stolen early this morning in a smash- and-grab burglary at Anglo Stereo and 419 5th St. S. Police said the front window of the store was reported broken around and a Nikon F2 which had been on display was missing. The theft is still under investigation. FOXKHTUMCUMC nXLEnMMEIEITM.lM. BM MMCAL DENTAL BLDO. BERGMAN'S MM iris mx i. INSTALLATION ELECTROHC AIR CLEANERS 12S-M73 Lethbridge Dee. 7 with more than specially hand- picked bee each contain- ing a single bee pupae waiting for an incubation period to an adult bee. He willwork with an Australian entemologist at Adelaide for two sharing techniques and theories developed at the Lethbridge Research Station. The leafcutter unique in its reproduction cycle because it uses precisely cut pieces of alfalfa leaves instead of self-made wax to form the was ac- cidentally introduced to the United States during the mid 1940s. Dr. who has publish- ed four scientific bulletins and who is recognized as the foremost authority in Canada on leafcutter started his active research on the bee in 1962 when they were first brought to Canada. Because the bees required a small enclosed space to build their large colonies of cells for beekeepers first used drinking cor- rugated cardboard or blocks of wood with small holes drill- ed in them. In Dr. Hobbs used the drinking straws but the following year he substituted grooved boards piled one on top of another. When the grooves tunnels were formed. Dr. Hobbs found that by us- ing the the nests of cells could be easily preventing a build-up of debris in the tunnels which is a feeding ground for insects that soon become a pest. It also reduces the space for building the reproduction cells. He has since developed machines which easily remove the thousands of cells developed during the time the adult bees are busy pollinating alfalfa crops and until the winter months stop their tivity. Because of Dr. Hobbs Alberta beekeepers have been able to reverse a bee-trading cycle with the U.S. Prior to his all bees were brought to Canada from southwest and eastern Oregon and Washington. In a short Alberta has shipped many million more bees back to the U.S. than it ever he said. Indicative of the large amounts of money involved is the profit beekeepers are making from the sale of bees to wholesalers in the said Dr. Hobbs. A beekeeper in Alberta has to have about bees per acre of alfalfa for adequate pollination. During the work- ing these bees will increase three providing surplus bees that can be sold and still leave ade- quate bees for work the following year. Wholesalers in the U.S. pay per gallon so Mbi-vta beekeepers earned per acre trorn their bee Dr. Hobbs said a unique overwintering stage in Ihe liie cycle of the lealcutter bee makes this possible. As the in the housing cell ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone HAHZEL eitra Weer ___ For 7th Street South it feeds on pollen and honey within the cell left there during the egg laying process. When the food is the lull-grown larva spins a silken cocoon around itself to pre- vent contamination from the waste materials. i lien spends the entire winter in us cocoon. It differs from the common honey bee because it doesn't have to be ted during the winter. These cocoons are then brought to a cooler set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit to protect them from freezing temperatures during the winter. In the spring the cocoons lire incubated for 22 days at a temperature of 85 degrees. The hives of man-made tunnels are then put in the lields at the time the alfalfa plants atari to .flower. As the male bees emerge I com the they mate with emerging females and .the Icinale starts the cycle again by laying eggs in special cells within the tunnels that it builds. Dr. Hobbs said the leaf- cutter bee is needed for the allalta pollination process because it can withstand a physical beating from the reproductive parts of the allalta flower. The allalla flower is one of a kind which produces seed only when a relatively large stalk within the bloom is by some outside pressure. This stalk must bang against the wall ot the main petal of i he I lower to pollinate the seeds The stalk can actually trap a small bee. said Dr. Hobbs. Honey bees and bumblebees don't seem to like the getting hit by the stalk while the leaf- cutter seems'oblivious to the Kven with all the techniques and equipment available. Dr. Hobbs isn't sure the introduc- tion ol the lealcutter bee to Australia will be a success. He said the climate near Adelaide is more similar to that in California than Southern Alberta and the bees haven't been a success in that part ol the U.S. He claims the temperature control will be critical to the success ol the project. In Southern Alberta farmers place the protected hives over bare grourid to keep them warm The tops ot the shelters are painted black-to absorb heat from the sun. In he feels the shelters will have to be put directly over the alfalfa plants. Water might have to be run under the shelter to keep the temperature at a reasonable level. 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