Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
SPECIAL ROSEBOWL PARADE TOUR 15 dor lour via Air Canditantd Luxury Coach Dipdrt Dec. 23. Prictd from per person double cupancy.Limlted Stall Available. Contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 321-3201 The Letkbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, November 24, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 28 What's On South Albtrta Farm and Rural Scene? Find Out In The Herald's Next "CHINOOK" INCLUDED WITH THE TUESDAY, NOV. 28, ISSUI OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD No local students ask for morning-after pill A medication known as the "morning-aflei1 pill" is no readily available to Lethbridg college and university students pven though it has been usa wilh "100 per cent success" a the University ot Alberta and other universities. The morning-after pill is usei after intercourse to preven pregnancy. There have been snout 100 in stances where the pill has bee used at the U of A and, accon ing to medical officials there, j has a 100 per cent success rate Dr. Frank Cookson, acting d rector of student health ser vices at the U of A, said ther have been no repeat customers "After they use it once, the; usuaUy go to some land of con he said. NO ONE ASKED At least one reason that th drug, diethystilbestrol or DES has not appeared here, as it has in several other post-secondar education institutions, is that n one has asked for it. No pills, either morning-afte or birth control, are distributee through health offices at th University of Lethbridge or th Lcthbridge Community College However, at the U of L, female students seeking birth con trol devices can usually obtain them through one of fiv doctors who visit the U of L on a regular basis. The university itself is no directly involved in the matter Male contraceptive devices are available in the washrooms PRIVILEGED Officials at the U of L declined to release figures on th number of female students seek ing birth control devices through the doctors. The figures are regarded as "priv ileged information." Commenting on the availabil ity of the "morning-after a spokesman at the U of L saic that "no one apparently has ever asked for it." The university administration has set no policy on whether such materials should or should not be made available. BOOKLETS ONLY Officials at LCC said the only involvement the college has in this area is providing booklets and other materials on birth control and venereal disease "We provide nothing physi said Jim McNeil, director of student services. "It never occurred to us that we woulc meet a need by doing so." However, the booklets which are available are used quite extensively, he said. There are no figures available of the number of girls who are forced to drop out because of who leave college a university generally give "per sonal reasons" for their actioi which mean lack of money, dis content or a death in the familj and so on or pregnancy. Schools in the city have adopt ed a "hands off" attitude ii this area. Officials said there are onlj a few booklets dealing will sex matters available to higl school students. Most of deal with venereal disease rath er than birth control. Dr. Cookson said the "morn ing-after pill" is not a methoe of birth control. Taken withir 72 hours of unprotected course, it serves to prevent con ception bv inducing bleeding. l DANGERS Dr. Cookson said, however there are potential dangers ii the use of DES. Some women will lie abou i when intercourse took place anc if the pill is not administers r properly within a specific tim i period, it will not prevent preg nancy. Several members of the Caaa dian Medical Association sus pect DES causes vaginal can cer in the daughters of moth ers who have taken extender, dosages of the drug, it wa. reported HH m DR. WAL rebutts degree accelera A decision is expected in De cember or January on whether the University of Lethbridge will be pressured into offering a shortened degree program. Dr. Bill Beckel, president ol the U of L, and Dr. Owen Holmes, academic vice president, met with officials of the Alberta Universities Commission earlier this week to outline the university's opposition to offering a 30 course degree program along the present 40-course program. Dr. A. M. Kristjanson, academic planning officer with the commission, told The Herald that the U of L presented its case well and the commission will study its situation before making a decision. STRONG PERSUASION Dr. Kristjanson said the commission has "strongly suggested" the U of L consider the shorter program. "The commission does not lave the authority lo order anyone to institute a shorter he said. "But we do lave the power to decide on whether we will allocate funds for the fourth year and this is a pretty persuasive fight tes He said if the commission decides the U of L should offer the 30 course degree program -after taking the U of L's stand into consideration they will he told that financial support for the present fourth year will be withdrawn unless they offer a three year program. The University of Calgary has been told the same thing. The University of Alberta has an optional three year program in addition to the traditional four year program. Dr. Beckel, who was unavailable for comment on the meeting, has already taken a public stand against a three year degree program at the U of L. He said the university cannot shorten its present program if it is to fulfill its objectives. "The addition of the 30-course degree program would distort, out of all proportion, the character of the university and would be unreasonable for both the university and its he said last week. Dr. Beckel said such a move would change the character of the U of e its diffici Idealism sometimes inter-eres with practicality. And an idealistic constitution which does not outline any policies or objectives has been in sc to U of L sti More than 46 awards and prizes, including seven scholarships will be presenter tonight at the University oi Lethbridge Awards Night Banquet. Twenty four scholarships are being presented to Lethbridge residents while most of the remainder will go to students from other parts of Southern Alberta. About in scholarships will be presented to freshman, undergraduate and graduate students for outstanding achievement in varioui lubjecl areas. The evening begin p.m. in the cafeteria looted idents the sixth level of the academic-residence building. Is It tickets on sale The University of Lethbridge vill present a creative dance iroduction, This Is It, at the Yatcs Theatre Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Sixteen beginning dance slu-lents of the university's physical education department will akc part in the production, ays Gaynell McNamee, the in-tnictor. Tickets, 25 cents for students and 51 for adults, are available rom the U of L physical edu-ation ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. Phone man facing two charges A young Lethbridge man has been charged with imparted driving and possession of marijuana following a two-car collision which resulted in damage. Police say a small plastic bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana was found on She floor of a car owned by Ronald Envin Peterson, 17, of 1105 25th St. N. during a inspection early this mom-ing. The car, driven by Mr. son, was checked following n collision with a parked car owned by Gary Wojtowicz of 1102 13lh St. N. Following the accident the Peterson car came to rest in front of a house at 1110 13lh St. N. PHARMACY FACTS FROM 0. C. STUBB5 More often than you might think, people come in asking what we can suggest to help their 'sinus trouble.' This self-diagnosis of what can possibly be serious is one which we cannot go along It. doctor can jpvji S diagnose a true condition. jifcLfjJnMosl Flowers Holiday Village Fresh flower arrangements Wedding flowers Artificial floweri Funeral flowers Christmas table centers GHIA MECHANICAL SPECIAL 1968 DATSUN PICKUP 1970 EPIC MILES HIBRAEWOOD Igflil MOTORS VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI Ird AY., and Mill M. 1 Salts 'sinus trouble' often turns out to have other sources when treated by doctor. The sclf-diagnos-.ician often turns out to have rritalion of Ilic nasal passages nr hyper-tension headache prob-ems. If you even suspect you lave a sinus condition why not nake an appointment with four doctor for professional lingnmis nnd treatment oday? 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Gut issues ignored says author Worth inter-1 blamed as the core of prob- 'lems of the Native Friendship Society of Southern Alberta which operates the Lethbridge Friendship Centre. The friendship society has, since its inception about three- years ago, been plagued by an assortment of problems which stem from a non-workable con- stitution, some 50 persons at- tending a society public meet- ing in Lethbridge Thursday were told by former centre ex- ecutive-director Veronica Scott. In addition, personality con- flicts among board members has reduced its effectiveness. A committee of nine persons was selected from the meeting to form a committee to re-vamp the constitution. The meeting also endoreed a revised eight-member board of directors which were selected at a meeting about two weeks ago. The constitution committee hopes to draft a workable con- stitution which will outline the society's objectives, and help natives who visit and live in the city. By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer Most of the reaction to the Worth Commission Report on Educational Planning has only skimmed the surface without getting into the real "gut is- sues of what the report is try- ing lo says Dr. Walter Worth, author of the report. He told the largest crowd ever to attend a meeting of lite Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs Thursday that reaction to what he sees as the two key sections of the report have been mainly concerned wilh the periphery. "The sections that deal with what we are trying to rection and process have not really been favorite areas of study or said Dr. Worth. "I think this is understand- able but I hope at the next stage of reaction they will start thinking about things which are more important." People have been hung up on minor mechanical points rath- er than the overall objective of what education should be do- ing, he added. However, these factors will not slow down governmcnl im- plementation of various recom- mendations in the report, he said in an interview with The Herald. "The recommendations are the result of public opinion and feedback during the three years (lie commission was in exis- he said. "They aren't just something that has caught everybody by surprise." He said the recommendations of the report reflect the collec- tive concerns of the people of Alberta. "No one will suddenly find themselves faced with some- thing brand said Dr. Worth. The fact that the government asked for public reaction with- in three months to a report Featuring "THE SUNSET 4" 8 TO 12 P.M. NO COVER CHARGE TWT cm TBAornoN or WB.TI.HN HOSPITALITY ilu testaulattt PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS which was three years in the making was not an unfair re- quest. "There was a kind of three- year hiatus in education while the report was being compiled and there was a pressure to get on with doing things he said. Dr. Worth told the group of 130 about twice as many as have ever attended the council's meetings before that public reaction has been in strong sup- port of all but two of the com- mission's top 10 proposals. The idea of shortening uni- versity degree programs and the financial aspect, including the assessment that Alberta should implement a sales tax to meet rising costs of educa- tion received a "thumbs down" reaction from the public. Dr. Worth said his biggest disappointment in the reaction lo date is on the directions sec- tion of the report. "This is the most important section of the report, as far as I am concerned. But no one wants to discuss where we might be he said. "They have found it easier (o deal with the housekeeping sec- Dr. Worth, now the deputy minister of advanced education, said the overall response has been "surprising in its volume." While expressing satisfaction with the response, he admitted he is concerned that parts of the report have been misinler- preted. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lowtr Level PHONE 327-2822 Many pople are reading one page of the report that applies to them without taking all the other parts into consideration and they are upset because of what may be on that one page. "For example, there are 325 pages in the report and 300 of them deal with the University of Lethbridge in a broader con- he said. "But some peo- ple just look at one page and react." In an obvious reference to the recent annual convention of the Alberta School Trustees where a Toronto educator shot the re- port down in flames, Dr. Worth said that "some people have even gone to the extent of bring- ing in a hired gun to shoot the report down." 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