Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 28, 19.4 Pay demand too steep, separate board says The separate school board would place itself in "a deficit position" if it met the 1975 contract demands of its teachers, the board chairman said Wednesday. Frank Peta pointed out in an interview that the school hoard would be depleting its reserve funds to fulfil the contract offer it made to its teachers. The teachers rejected the board's offer in a general meeting Tuesday and are now in the process of obtaining an outside negotiator to pursue further negotiations with the trustees. The school board refused to accept the teachers request for a contract identical to that ratified by public school teachers and trustees earlier this month. According to separate school teacher negotiators, it was the first time in 19 years that its board didn't agree to award them the same contract as the public school teachers. The separate school board was willing to grant its teachers the same salary boost awarded public school teachers but it was not prepared to include a balanc- ing clause in the 1975 contract. The public school teachers received about a 12 per cent average increase in salaries effective Jan. 1, 1975 plus about an eight per cent wage boost retroactive to Sept. 1. The balancing clause provides the Lethbridge teachers the opportunity to receive an additional salary increase should the average salary boost granted teachers -_iy other major urban boards in the province be greater ihan the percentage increase received. The separate school board and teachers also could not agree on the professional development fund and per- sonal leave provisions that were awarded to the public school teachers. On another employee contract issue, the separate school board announced Wednesday limi it ratified an agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Under the new agreement, caretakers will receive an hour and caretaker helpers an hour as of Jan. A laborer will receive an hour Jan. 1, 1975, a journeyman painter an hour, journeyman carpenter master journeyman plumber an hour and. a swingrnan will receive an hour. All CUPE workers will also receive a salary increase retroactive to Sept. 1. They will also receive ad- ditional sick leave, medical and hospitalization plan benefits. Resolution sparks spat Book now for CHRISTMAS PARTIES WEDDINGS from Hoyts' RENTAL DEPARTMENT Punch bowl sets Cutlery Plates Glasses Coffee urn Candelabra Cups and saucers Sherbets Liquor Dispenser Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN A resolution calling for all tenders of over for school supplies and equipment to be approved by the school board created an angry exchange between two separate school trustees Wednesday before its defeat on a split vote. Trustee Steve Vaselenak, sponsor of the resolution, in- sisted that an appointed of- ficial should not be making the decision on who will be awarded the tender to supply orders for materials or equip- ment in excess of "There is a danger in allow- ing one man to decide" what firm will be awarded the tender, he said. Under the board's current regulations, the secretary treasurer is responsible for deciding which firms will supply the equipment or materials. Trustee Paul Matisz then accused Mr. Vaselenak with insinuating that the tenders weren't properly handled now. Mr. Vaselenak denied the accusation and explained that he simply believed such finan- cial decisions should be made by the school board because it is responsible for the public money being spent. After he pushed his point a bit further, a heated debate erupted between the trustees. Mr. Matisz said he didn't have to listen to such talk and if he wanted to hear a sermon he would wait until Sunday. Angry and claiming he was being belittled, Mr. Vaselenak informed his fellow trustee that it was his responsibility as a school board member to listen to what other members of the board had to say. "I could always go to the Mr. Matisz replied. Mr. Vaselenak countered: ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Srtwirtz SI. S. 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Trustee John Boras was absent. Bad cheques worth jail A 32-year-old Lethbridge man who pleaded guilty in provincial court Wednesday to 15 charges of fraud and three charges of obtaining lodging by fraud was sentenced to six months in jail. Court was told Norman West passed worthless che- ques with a value of about between July 5 and Aug. 25. Darryl Helmer, 39, Suite No. 6, 1619 Scenic Heights, pleaded guilty to five charges of fraud and was sentenced to four months in jail. The offences, also involving worthless cheques, occurred between May 25 and Aug. 1. The cheques had a value of about 5300. Vance Vincent Scout, 18, Magrath, pleaded not guilty in Raymond provincial court Tuesday to a charge of taking a car without the owner's con- sent and was. remanded to Dec. 5 in Lethbridge for fixa- tion of trial date. Lethbridge RCMP said William Roy Olson. Magrath, reported a 1972 small import station wagon stolen about a.m. Oct. 12. The car allegedly driven by Scout collided with another car at 5 a.m. at Mayor Magrath Drive and 19th Avenue South. Scout and another person were taken to hospital following the ac- cident, which caused about damage. PENNER'S PLUMBING m service Work. Hea'ers and Basement 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 WANTED IMMEDIATELY Large city lot or acreage LETHBRIDGE AREA PHONE GORDON CARLSON 329-3013 DELIA ANDERSON, WHO ONLY DANCES Labor city Scene school set this winter Chy educators attend meeting Plans were outlined Wednesday for Lethbridge's annual weekend labor school Feb. 27. 28 and March 1 at the Labor Club. The Lethbridge and District Labor Council set the fee for the school at including one ticket to the dinners. Ex- tra dinners tickets will cost Canadian Labor Congress courses on collective bargaining, administration for union officers, and advanc- ed shop steward will form the curriculum. Al Packard of the United Brewery Workers was named registrar for the school. The institution committee will be council vice-president John Erais of the Canadian Union Public Employees, Victor Kaupp and Alma Berridge of the Trailerworkers, Jim Burness of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and council president Larry Mead of the International Association of Firefighters. The council also voted to order 100 copies each of five policy statements approved in May by the CLC conven- tion. Students often request material on unions for social studies courses, said Mr. Mead, and look to the council to provide it. A selection of pamphlets and other material on trade unions is available from the council, he pointed out. mil HW SELF MAINTAINING PRECLEANER Stops the greatest source of Engine failure DUST particularly fine dust Install one on your tractor or combine Extend filter life up to 6 times Prevent engine damage. Aid in con- serving fuel. to fit nearly el] tractors, larrn power OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36 St. NORTH LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-1571 Officials from the department of advanced education are expected to come under heavy fire Friday and Saturday in Calgary as members of university and college boards of gover- nors meet to consider common problems. Attending the two-day seminar will be governors of Lethbridge Community College and University of Lethbridge. Jim Foster, minister of advanced education, and Walter Worth, deputy minister, are also expected to attend. LCC information officer Gordon Colledge said today that LCC president C. D. Stewart and college governors will discuss problems of communication with department officials. Slow responses to college inquiries, he said, are creating an "atrocious" lack of contact. "In the past six months, the college administration has been frustrated by tardiness and lack of answers from the Mr. Colledge said. Metric meeting tonight A public meeting, especially for parents, is to be held tonight at Catholic Central High School to illustrate and ex- plain the basics of the metric system. The metric system of measurements will soon be introduc- ed into school programs and the public meeting has been organized to inform parents about the new system. Sidney A. Lindstedt, department of education metric con- sultant, will conduct the illustrated talk at the meeting. Dr. Lindstedt will also conduct workshops at the University of Lethbridge for public and separate school teachers today and Friday. Early mailing deadlines set The Post Office has announced early mailing deadlines for Christmas mail. Out of town mail should be sent by Dec. 13. and in town mail by Dec. 17. Students meeting today, Friday Students froni .8 Southern Alberta high schools are meeting in Lethbridge today and Friday to polish their leadership skills. The 54 student union executive representatives attended sessions today that were designed to help them acquire and develop communication skills so they can better relate to members of their own group and the student body. Licence approved for FM radio A broadcast licence applica- tion for an English-language FM station in Lethbridge was approved Wednesday in Ot- tawa by the Canadian Radio- Television Commission. Alberta Educational Com- munications Corp. will operate the station which rould be on the air by the spr- ing of 1975. The licence ex- pires March 31. 1976. FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI 1922 PHONE E. S. P. FOX, C.O-M. FOXLETHMIDGEOEMTALLAI MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 in iiiniii in Belly dancer has a brogue By RUSSEL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Reporter "Step right up, folks, step right up. "Discover the secret delights of the Turkish harem unveiled before your eyes by Delilah, the exotic gypsy dancer. "Delilah will reveal all. "She will tempt and titillate you as she bares the mysteries of exotic belly dan- cing." And so it goes. The carni barker continues his rapid fire patter, unaware of his ig- norance of exotic Eastern dance. But his ignorance, says Delia, is typical of Western people. If anyone should know what belly dancing is all about, it's Delia Anderson, 32, currently appearing as Delilah in the Lethbridge Musical Theatre production of Zorba the Greek. A Westerner who "sort of picked up" belly dancing eight years ago during a stay in San Francisco, the itinerant per- former talks about her danc- ing in the lilting, burred cadence peculiar to Scots. Belly dancing is not a strip tease, Delia says. "There's nothing crude about belly dancing. "Everything in it is smooth and very adds the self professed gypsy here on a "holiday" to dance in a five minute harem scene in Zorba. Unlike the "take it off" of a strip act, Delia's usual half hour routine in clubs like Van- couver's Greek Islands, doesn't involve shedding skirts, veils or belts. And unlike the bump and grind of a strip show, "there's no climax." "Belly dancing isn't meant to excite. It's supposed to soothe, and clothing is part of the routine." While Western strippers need only be "young and gorgeous" in Playboy fashion, belly dancers need years to become proficient in the dance and develop emotional contact with their audiences. "My teacher, the woman I studied with in San Francisco, was 40 years Delia adds. And while strip acts require little clothing, costumes are a major investment for an aspiring belly dancer. The traditional coin costume Delia says, comes from the days when young women danced in public, incorporating money they earned into costumes. These many coined costumes then became part of a woman's dowry when she married. "The real belly dance was done in to provide men with relaxation. Like any dance, Delia goes on, belly dancing is a pantomime of life. "fllTT STUDIO ON ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710-5 AVE 5 LETMBftlDCE-AtTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager "All dance was at one time a pantomime." The belly roll which Delia performs ir Zorba the Greek for an ogling Zorba, is a pantomime o: childbirth, with contractions of the dancer's torso intendec to represent labor during birth. City man killed A Lethbridge man and a man yet to be identified were killed Wednesday after a car and a semi-trailer collided head-on on an icy stretch ot highway, about 18Vz miles east of Lethbridge, on Highway 3. RCMP say an eastbound car, driven by Ronald H. Fisher, 38, 3201 Lakeside Road and a westbound truck collided on a straight portion of highway about one-half mile west of Cranford. The truck burst into flames. RCMP are having difficulty determining the identity of the driver of the truck as his body was badly burned in the accident. Mr. Fisher was kill- ed instantly. Both men were the lone occupants of their respective vehicles. There will be an inquest but no date has been set. Children hurt About damage and two minor injuries resulted from a car accident at 6th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive Wednesday. Lethbridge city police have charged Cornelia Assen, 23, of 1041 24th St. N. with failing to stop for a red light. Her passengers were injured. The Assen vehicle, north bound on Mayor Magrath Drive, and a car driven west on 6th Avenue South by John Makel, 69, of 306 27th St. S. were involved. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. 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