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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Satuittay, November 28, 1970 jW; Change in school-grants rule would benefit local district A change in the education Found a t i o n Grants program regulations for Alberta could re- sult in a saving of several thous- and dollars annually for the Lethbridge public school dis- trict. Tne regulations changed in- volve grants paid for transpor- tation and residential charges for mentally and physically han- dicapped children. In a few cases students living in ex- tremely isolated .areas and bas- ed or otherwise driven to school M, first aid unit from Lelhbridge Fire Chief Wilfred Russell, prts.den of ths U St. John Ambulanco CounciMn lethbndge. The exchange soost emphasis on conservation A department of education of- ficial says "a much greater em- phasis" 'is being placed en con- servation and pollution studies in the curriculum of A1 b e r t a schools. Dr. J. S. Hrabi, director oi curriculum for the department, said that although the studies are new in the province, cur- rent social concerns about en- vironment have prompted _ the department's biology committee to initiate several new activ- ities programs. Dr. Hrabi said the activities should be outlined because "it was the opinion of some mem- bers of the committee that the department has done a sub- stantial amount of work in this regard, but news stories ap- pearing in the press seem to in- dicate that the department has been completely inactive." The department has distribu- ted a 14 page bibliography of conservation and pollution ma- terials to all elementary and secondary schools in Alberta. It has also set down objectives and suggested projects for the study of conservation and pollu- tion in Biology 30 (Grade 12) pilot projects and in Science 11 (Grade Be says the additional efforts to the field of conservation and pollution education have three broad objectives: make students concern- ed about the environment; involve them in activ- ities which result in an improv- ed environment; develop to students a! ier purification plant and sew- strong commitment to the idea age treatment plant are also of a healthy environment. recommended. Newspaper and Associated field trips to a wa- magazine articles would be an Safe crossing of drive ac for home and school The safety of students cross- and 28th Streets and 16th Ave. ing Scenic Drive will be dis- S. cussed Tuesday at a meeting! The matter was referred to of the Agnes Davidson Parent I Tom Nutting, city manager. Teachers Association. who is investigating several The problem of children j possibilities, crossing the thoroughfare] fn the meantime, arrange- crossing iou Lnorougmcue WIG niGcuimni., prompted letters to city council menls have been made with in October asking some type of j the police department to con- controlled crossings be install-1 duct a safety program in the cd aloog Scenic Drive at 15th i school._____________ Chamber manager to attend special meeting in Montreal Lethbridge Chamber of Com-1 ties, to offer them informa- merce manager WUI Bowns will attend a special confer- ence of the Chamber of Com- merce Executives of Canada in Montreal Nov. 30 and Dec. l. The conference of manager- employees was called by the Canadian Chamber of Com- merce to bring together the people who 1 contact with have day-to-day chamber activi- TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LITHBRIDGi MONUMENTAL AMP THE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customer] for Over. 60 Years" 355 8th St. S., Lerfibridgo Phono 327-3920 tion and seek from them then- advise on various matters. Mr. Bowns attends as Leth- bridge chamber manager and a member of the Alberta ex- ecutive. The meeting will discuss pro- posed and operating national chamber programs, including Operation Placement (hire-a- student in the Ca- nadian Unity program, prob- lems in Canadian constitutional reform, national economic con- ferences and aspects of the profit system. Chamber organizational ser- vices will also be dealt with, including Chamber of Com- merce Week, the Canadian In- stitute for Organization Man- agement, seminars and clinics in business matters and a re- source information centre. Federal legislation actions liow underway and foreseen for the near future, and the results of a survey taken among chamber delegates at the an- nual meeting last fall in Van- couver will also be on the agea- da. Communications is another topic for the meeting, and in- ternational programs will ha described. fr- PROMOTIONAL DIAMONDS Very Slightly Marked ,SN "Zfc Very Slightly Marked Vz Carol Carat Dreams of love Dreams of Diamonds from SEEMAN'S JEWEUERY galore. We have iho largest selection of mounts in roughed gold or traditional settings white or yellow gold hundreds of sets lo choosa from. Priced from )rop In fop oyr Weekly 10 Ciioose Your Own Loose DIAMONDS From Our Great Selection W 72 Price Table on Display 604 S. additional s o u r c e of resource materials. cial studies classes have taken j-iau, a wWe m "Lethbridge the'science 11 level, the difficulties and ant i- UK _ pollution campaigns and pro- jects. outline recommends a unit on ecology, in which students could concern themselves with the re- lationships between organisms and their environment and be- tween individual organisms and other organisms in their group. The new emphasis results from the work of a senior high school ad hoc committee for biology, which operates under the guidance of the senior high school science committee and senior high school curriculum board. The committee has represen- tation from the teaching profes- sion, the department o( educa- tion and education and science faculties at the university level. In Lethbridge, many schools have undertaken pollution and environmental study projects. Perhaps the most conscien- tious local project was under- taken by a Winston Churchill High School class last year, cul- minating in the widely ac- claimed "Dirty Old Man" report and a WCHS sponsored portion of a Pollution Teach-in, Other schools too have devel- oped extensive displays and programs, and particularly so- pastor New installation on Sunday Pastor H. W. Martin will be installed Sunday as the new minister of Christ Trinity Lu- theran Church in Lethbridge. He replaces Pastor E. R. Moody who left recently for a multiple-parish assignment Yellow Grass, Sask. Pastor Albert Olson of the Lutheran Church, cf the Good Shepherd has conducted the PASTOK W, H. MARTIN will also bo affected by the new grants. The Lethbridge public school board now operates the Dorothy Goodcr School for Retarded Children, and is responsible for students bused regularly to the school. Handicapped childreiis" buses and 1 i k e 1 y the Geodsr resi- dences would also fall under the new grant schedule. The changes, contained in an order in council approved by the provincial cabinet, will cor- Public education vital in pollution By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON Education of the public regarding the com- plex problem of pollution was one of the major concerns to surface at the meeting of the Alberta Advisory Committee on Pollution Control this week in Edmonton. Several reports and com- ments from the floor empha- sized the need for better lines of communication with the public. and concern underneath the so me times m i s informed charges levelled by pollution groups. Involvement of the public beyond simply being informed and concerned was also a prob- lem, according to Mr, Martin. Qty plans to enforce street bylaw The city of Lethbridge has announced its intention to en- force a streets bylaw which prohibits signs, cars and other unauthorized items to be park- ed on city property without previous clearance, A city official said Friday the number of cases where the bylaw is being contravened is growing. Many of the cases involve signs or cars placed on boule- vards between business prop- erty and the sidewalk. Permit values for building boosted again Another major building per- mit in Lethbridge has pushed the total so far this year fur- ther ahead of last year's fig- ures, Laing Construction Co. Ltd. took out a permit this week for work on the city's secondary sewage treatment plant. At the end of October the to- tal value of building permits was million ahsafi of last year's figures for the same period and million greater than last year's figure for the entire year. The sewage plant permit, with a apart- There was a beyond The obvious problem of fi- nancing this type of activity was also brought out by more than one speaker. H. E. Martin, chairman of the Alberta government public- ity bureau said there were eco- nomic limits to what could be accomplished. The sub-committee on infor- mation and education had con- sidered a suggestion that infor- mation kits be supplied to ail students in the province, he said, but this idea had been re- jected because of the conscrva lively estimated at J D. Henderson, health min- ister and committee chairman, said that while much informa- tion was already available in various government publica- tions, there was a need to ex- pand information services when the new department of environment improvement was set up. He said Uwre was not enough staff at the present time to handle all the requests for in- formation and there would probably be a charge in the fu- ture for those retpirmg a search of the files. Problems resulting from this information gap were brought out by Joe Gurba, head of the pest control and crop protec- tion division of the department of agriculture. Mr. Gurba said there had been a failure to keep the public informed. Reviewing the use of pesti- cides in the province, he said there were no major problems and yet because of a lack of communication Hie public is concerned about inadequate controls over their use. Later in the meeting Dr. Paul Lewis of the University of Lethbridge defended the pollu- tion control groups that had generated much of the "hysteria" over pollution prob- lems, The hysteria is largely caused by a lack of informa- tion, he said, and would prob- which public interest drops be- cause of an inability to par- ticipate directly. He compared it with an au- dience being told about a new product but not being informed about where to buy it or what to do with it. Two injured as car hits guardrail Two people were injured and damage amounted to in a single-vehicle accident Fri- day evening on Highway 3 near the high level bridge. Police have not yet disclosed toe names of those involved, pend- ing notification of next of kin. The car apparently struck a guardrail took out several supporting poles and smashed into a cement pillar -on the bridge. The driver of the car suf- fered a broken jaw and otter undetermined injuries while a passenger received cuts to the forehead. Both are in Leth- bridge Municipal Hospital. rect a limitation which had been placed on support, primarily due to legislative wording. It will also standardize the am- ounts being paid to all provin- cial school boards in the two categories involved. Bryant Slringham, director of legislation and field administra- tion for the department of edu- cation, said the old regulations indicated that 90 per cent of costs would be paid, but the rale was tied to a "general averag- ing formula" involving the av- erage annual expenditure, over the. previous three years of oper- ation. Tte result was that most city boards were receiving only 40 to 45 per cent of what they ex- pected, and most rural boards only about 85 per cent. With the changes, both will receive 90 per cent of all expenditures, doing away with the averaging system. Under the new regulations, In cases where par.ents convey stu- dents to and from school or to and from a bus route, and re- ceive reimbursement front a school board, the boards will be supported by tile department at 90 per cent of their cost, up to a maximum of 22J cents per mile or per day for each day oi' transportation, which- ever is Isss. In cases where students re- quire special bus. transportation because of severe mental or physical boards will be paid 90 per cent support up to per day per student. Where students attend schools which require their absence from home, the department will now pay 90 per cent of the room and board rate approval by the school board, to a maximum of paid to parents for each day of maintenance. Boards will be empowered to pay as much as they want for transportation and maintenance but departmental support will still be pegged at a maximum of 90 per cent of approved costs. However, the regulations also allow the minister of education to authorize reimbursement at a higher rate in special student cases, at his discretion." ment block permit this week aid1 others issued this month, should bring the total for the a end of November to about filled. He also warned against million. ignoring the valid criticisms ably sudside'.as Bie commit- tee's'education function is fid- Nut drive Nov. 30, Dec. 1 The Lethbridge Y's Mens Club's annual nut campaign will take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. A house to house canvass will take place on the south side of the city Monday evening amd on the north side Tuesday eve- ning. Canvassers will be members of the Y's Mens ctab as well as young people involved in Y work. Price of the nuts is a bos. Further information may be obtained from John Van Den Hengel, chairman, at 328-5619. R1PIEY -OPTICAl DISPENSING OPTICIAN "Where service means serving people" 618 3rd S. PHONE 328.7626 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS ITD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 fOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invltoliont Announcementl (24 Hour Surviee If Necessary) Bride Booki Matches Napkini Thonk You We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Plata Cords with eoch Order! fRiE CUSTOMER PARKING Christ Trinity services since Pastor Moody left in October. Pastor Carl Daechel, pastor emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, Calgary, will install Pastor Martin Sunday, in a service starting at II a.m. Pastor Martin has BA and BD degrees from the Lutheran College and Seminary and served in tne parish at Rabbit Lake, Sask. for three years and in the St. Jahn-Notrona Lu- theran parish of Strasbourg, Sask. for the past 12 years. He was president of the Re- gina Conference of the Evan- gelical Lutheran Church of Canada for two years and was for several years a representa- tive on the ELCC to Canadian Lutheran world relief. He served en the provincial p a r i s h education committee and was extensively involved in the parish teacher training program. Pastor Martin is married and has two daughters. GOSPEL MEETING CHURCH OF CHRIST 2710 J1ST AV6. S. UTHBRIDCE Theme-'DENOMINATIONALISM vs BIBir SPEAKER NORMAN W. FISK TONIGHT AND SUNDAY TONIGHT AT P.M.-SUNDAY AT 10 A.M. CONGREGATIONAL SINGING____________NO COUECTION5_ QUOTA 900 PINTS RED CROSS Blood Donors Clinic CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE DECEMBER 1-2-3 p.m. to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. 1 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. the different bclweon IIFE and DEATH may be ths availability of BIOOD Bo o RED CROSS BIOOD DONOR COMPLETE Attention Co-op Members! YOUR CO-OP PRESENTS THE SUPERIOR 13-DAY MEXICAN FIESTA TOUR INCtUDES Return M Service from Caloory or Vancouver Moult in flight Guaranteed qualify actommoctalron Bilingual tour guides Welcome cocktail parly in Mexico City Welcome cockloi! party in Acapulco Transfers airport to hole! in Mexico City and Acopulco Mexico City tour Full day excursion Mexico City to Acapulco. lunch a included Acapulco Bay cruise on S.S. Fiesta 13 Jay hotel accommodation Optional days available at per day per person DEPARTING FROM CAIGARY JANUARY 19th, 1971 PRICI ONlY '419 PER PERSON For Information Contact MR. 1KB 327-2328 BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE AS NIAR AS YOUR TEIEPHONE Call SCOTIY Bt 328-3201 or IORNE at 328-J184 CENTRC VIUAGI MAU ;