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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SPECIAL ROSEBOWL PARADE TOUR 15 doy lour via Air Conditantd Luxury Coach Depart DM. 23. Priced from per person double cupancy.Limited Seats Available. Contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, November 24, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 28 New On South Alb.rto 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-after pill" is not readily available to Lethbridge college and university students, even though it has been used with "100 per cent success" at the University of Alberta and other universities. The morning-after pill is who leave college or university generally give "personal reasons" for their action which mean lack of money, discontent or a death in the family and so on or pregnancy. Schools in the city have adopted a "hands off" attitude in this it serves to prevent conception bv inducing bleeding. DANGERS Dr. Cookson said, however there are potential dangers in the use of DES. Some women will lie aboir when intercourse took place and if the pill is not after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. There have been anout 100 instances where the pill has been used at the U of A and, according to medical officials there, it has a 100 per cent success rate. Dr. Frank Cookson, acting director of student health services at the U of A, said said there are only a few booklets dealing with sex matters available to high school students. Most of those deal with venereal disease rather than birth control. Dr. Cookson said the "morning-after pill" is not a method of birth control. Taken within 72 hours of unprotected within a specific time period, it will not prevent pregnancy. Several members of the Canadian Medical Association suspect DES causes vaginal cancer in the daughters of mothers who have taken extended dosages of the drug, it was reported have been no repeat customers. "After they use it once, they usually go to some kind of he said. NO ONE ASKED At least one reason that the drug, diethystilbestrol or DBS, has not appeared here, as it has in several other post-secondary education institutions, is that no one has asked for it. No pills, either morning-after or birth control, are distributed through health offices at the University of Lethbridge or the Lethbridge Community College. However, at the U of L, female students seeking birth control devices can usually obtain them through one of five doctors who visit the U of L on a regular basis. The university itself is not directly involved in the matter. Male contraceptive devices are available in the washrooms. PKIVILEGED Officials at the U of L declined to release figures on the number of female students seeking birth control devices through the doctors. The figures are regarded as "privileged information." Commenting on the availability of the "morning-after a spokesman at the U of L said 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 said Jim McNeil, director of student services. "It never occurred to us that we would 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 degree i accelera A decision is expected in December 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 have the authority to order anyone to institute a shorter he said. "But we do have the power to decide on whether we will allocate funds for the fourth year and this is a pretty persuasive 'ight tes He said if the commission decides the U of L should offer the 30 course degree program taking the U of L's stand into consideration they will be 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 mJF Ix HHT DR. WAL rebults e its diffici Idealism sometimes inter feres 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 presented tonight at the University of 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 subject areas. The evening begin at p.m. in the cafeteria looted ideiits the sixth level of the academic-residence building. Is It tickets on sale The University of Lethbridge will present a creative dance production, This Is It, at the Yates Theatre Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Sixteen beginning dance students of the university's physical education department will take part in the production, says Gaynell McNamee, the instructor. Tickets, 25 cents for students and for adults, are available from the U of L physical education ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone man facing two charges A young Lethbridge man has been charged with imparted driving and possession of mari juana following a two-car col lision which resulted in damage. Police say a small plastic bag containing a substance believet to be marijuana was found on the floor of a car owned by Ronald Erwin Peterson, 17, a 1105 25th St. N. during a routine inspection early this morning. The car, driven by Mr. Peterson, was checked following a collision with a parked car owned by Gary Wojtowicz of 1102 13th St. N. Following the accident the Peterson car came to rest in front of a house at 1110 13th St. N. PHARMACY FACTS FROM 0. C. STUBBS More often than you might :hink, people come in asking what we can suggest to help their 'sinus trouble.' This self-diagnosis of what can possibly be serious is one with which we cannot go along P V Mbecause only ifcfS, Doctor can m a 'nie sinus condition. nosed 'sinus trouble' often turns out to have other sources when treated by your doctor. The sclf-diagnos-.ician often turns out to have irritation of the nasal passages or hyper-tension headache prob-ems. If you even suspect you lave a sinus condition why not make an appointment with your doctor for professional diagnosis and treatment loday? You can always depend on Stubbs Pharmacy to be your ricndlicst place where service ind quality meet here in Lctli-mdgc. Filling your prcscrip-ions is our main business here nt 1506 9th Avc. S. Open dnily a.m. to Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to Flowers Holiday Village Fresh flower arrangements Wedding flowers Artificial flowen Funeral flowers 9 Christmas table centers GHIA MECHANICAL SPECIAL 1968 DATSUN PICKUP 1970 EPIC MILES Igjjjfljl MOTORS VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd Ave. and 14th M. 1 Sole. union elects executive Roy F. Miles has been elected president of the Lethbridge ciapter of the Credit Union Federation of Alberta. Other members elected to the board at the chapter's organizational meeting at the Holiday Inn were George Rodzinyak, William Sobuliak, William E. Torfason, Clarence Schile, Ros-coe F. Gibb, and Robert A. Cady. Mr. Schile was named secretary-treasurer and Mr. Gibb federation director for the chapter. your Chriitmai orders early and avoid 328-9291 FREE AMPLE PLUMBING GASFITTING SMVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS 328.S401 LARGEST AUDIENCE EVER FOR AFFAIRS COUNCIL overflow crowd fills two rooms at Sven Erickson's Restaurant. Gut issues ignored says author Worth 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 endorsed 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 to says Dr. Walter Worth, author of the report. He told the largest crowd ever to attend a meeting of the 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 with 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 government 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 the 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 coEec- 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 IN THC OUl TBAWTtON Of WtKTfcHN HOSPITALITY family tesiaulattt PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS which was three years in the making was not an unfair pople are reading one page of the report that applies them without taking all the "There was a kind of parts into consideration year hiatus in education they are upset because of he report was being compiled and there was a pressure to get on with doing things he may be on that one page. "For example, there are 325 pages in the report and 300 them deal with the University Dr. Worth told the group of 130 about twice as many as lave ever attended the Lethbridge hi a broader he said. "But some people just look at one page and meetings before that public reaction has been in strong support of all but two of the In an obvious reference to the recent annual convention of the mission's top 10 School Trustees where The idea of shortening Toronto educator shot the re- versity degree programs down in flames, Dr. Worth the financial aspect, including the assessment that Alberta should implement a sales that "some people have even gone to the extent of bring- :o meet rising costs of in a hired gun to shoot the tion received a "thumbs down" reaction from the down." Dr. Worth said his disappointment in the your home :o date is on the directions Christmas with ion of the "This is the most BAPCO PAINT section of the report, as far I am concerned. But no one wants to discuss where WALLPAPER might be he said. 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