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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 3, 1970- Teachers' Council Urged To Promote Early Education CALGARY - Elementary and pre-school educators must promote the cause of both early childhood education and pro-vincially - financed kindergartens Maurice Laindry said here tcday. Mr. Landry, director of elementary education for the Lethbridge separate school district, was giving his president's report to the Early Childhood Education council of the Alberta Teachers' Association. "We're falling down badly in that particular responsibility," he said. "The Alberta education minister has said he is not convinced that kindergartens are necessary on a provincial-ly-financed basis. "If we don't offer him evidence ourselves of how badly it is needed, where is he going to get information and advice other than from United S'cates studies?" (Education Minister Robert Clark recently told The Herald that while he was not opposed to kindergartens, he needed substantially more evidence than was available before he would consider a provincial kindergarten system.) "I don't think there is even a small community in Alberta without at least one kindergarten," Mr. Landry said " - and since so many people send their children to them they must be convinced of their value." He said he suspected a provincial kindergarten system, once established would cost less in taxes paid out than the private operations do now - and would offer five days a week, instead of only several half-days. "Kindergartens are important to small children, because they give them a chance to mingle with others their own age - and many neighborhoods don't have a large number of close-by neighbors for the children to meet." Another goal to be sought in the coming year, Mr. Landry said, will be to prody.ce a descriptive brief on early child- hood education, to be distributed to ECE members and to the government. He said it would define what age "early childhood" means, as well as listing the purposes, needs and types of education this age-group required. "As long ago as 1966 Dr. Walter Worth (now chairman of the provincial Worth Commission on Educational Planning) said in a brief written for the Alberta School Trustees' Association that the education system extended downwards to offer five-year olds some pre-school opportunities on a voluntary basis - and said it should be financed by the provincial government," Mr. Landry said. The brief, called Before 6, also described some of the goals and educative processes that could be used for five-year olds. Mr. Landry said most people who doubt the value of five-year old education have no children in that age group, so don't have an opportunity to see its effects. He added that early childhood education should also include work with pre-school age handicapped children, retarded children and with projects like Head Start, designed for disadvantaged children. Mr. Landry was acting president of the ECE council last year, and now becomes full president for the next year. Secretary of the council, from George McKillop Elementary School in Lethbridge, is Mrs. Anna Gangur. Southwestern Alberta regional president is Lloyd Flaig, principal of Central Elementary School. New Meat Plant Staff To Be Hired Locally About 90 per cent of a projected staff total of 128 for the new Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. plant being built in Lethbridge will likely be hired locally, J. F. Gough, newly-appointed manager said Thursday. Horses Decline There was a five per cent decline in the horse population on Canadian farms in the past year, according to statistics gathered by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The DBS estimates there were 325,000 head of horses in Canada to June 1, 1970. Radio Station Faces Problem There is a "strong possibility" that if the motor hotel development proposed for the Shoppers' World site on Mayor Magrath Drive is proceeded with, the operations of CHEC radio AM and FM will be either eliminated or seriously impaired. This announcement was made INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS  AUTO  FIRE R0SSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 today by Harold Brown, president and general manager of the radio firm. The tower utilized in the operation is anchored by wires to the Old Town and Country food store which is to be demolished and the site will form the main base for the high rise hotel. Mr. Brown said that at present "there appears to be no way" the radio station's tower can be accommodated during construction of the hotel. Any lowering of the tower, he said, would seriously Ftfect the AM operations of the station and eliminate listenership on FM operations in an easterly direction. Mr. Brown said that alternative methods have been investigated, but at present costs appear to be prohibitive as far as relocation of the tower is concerned. OPEN HOUSE We would like to invite our friends to attend open house on the occasion of our Silver Wedding Anniversary Sat., Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m. at our home- 1001 14th Street N. MR. AND MRS BEN BOEHR HEINITZ PRINTERS & STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. FOR YOUR COMPLETE Phone 328-1778 WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations  Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books  Matches Napkins  Thank You Cards We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards with each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING RADAR DEMONSTRATOR - Constable ten Kolpak, Lethbridge city police, explains the function of a city radar unit to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Tolman, Hillspring. The demonstration is part of the second annual safety display sponsored by the Lethbridge and District Safety Council. Several such displays were at the College Mall Friday and Saturday including a breathalyzer unit from the RCMP barracks, dual control car of the Alberta Motor Association, eye testing machine for driver examinations branch and a St. John Ambulance talk and illustrations on the principles of first aid. Although Mr. Gough could give no definite estimate at this time on what the payroll would be once the plant started operation, it is expected to make a significant contribution to the economy of the district. Coal-From-Electricity Plant Hinted For Montana Centre GREAT FALLS (Special) - A pilot plant to develop a wholly new method of generating electricity from coal may be built at the former air base at Glasgow, in northeastern Mon- Break-Ins Overnight Lethbridge city police report two break-ins in the city last night, both taking place in the same area. Helen's Grocery, 1315 9th Ave. S. was broken into about 3:40 a.m. and two bottles of coke were stolen. Curries IGA store, 1516 9th Ave. S. was broken into about 5 a.m. this morning. The main office was ransacked, and an unsuccessful attempt was made to open and remove the safe. Nothing was reported missing. Both break-ins are under investigation by city police. Canada Said Letting Down On Education Aid Abroad By JIM WILSON I Herald Education Writer Canadian educational institutions - aind particularly school boards - are letting down Canada's international education aid programs in massive fashion, according to one international field worker. Chris Bryant, Caribbean field director for Canadian University Service Overseas - which places about 1,200 people in foreign jobs each year - was speaking to the conference on international teacher education sponsored by the International Council o n Education for Teaching in co-operation with the University of Lethbridge. He said few school jurisdictions are willing to give any credit at all to return volunteers, even after their unique training for two or three years in a foreign country. The rules and regulations they follow, instead of looking at real qualifications and particular situations "tend to penalize people for going overseas," Mr. Bryant said. Other speakers at the conference backed his accusation with specific examples, including some of teachers losing all seniority on experience grids for school districts, when they left for two years and then returned. He said this also applies to students who have gone overseas with qualifications other than an education degree, been given teaching jobs and then decided to adopt teaching as a career when they returned to Canada. The CUSO service, he said, provided a pre-interns'hip which both matured the student and provided evidence of his definite desire to teach. He said in most overseas situations, actual teacher training can do little for the volunteer: personality and non-teaching experience (or several years of actual classroom teaching following receipt of a degree) are much more important in their success. The role of CUSO is changing on the world aid scene, he said, in the same way other international development agencies are being affected. Requests for assistance which CUSO receives are now usually for specific types of advisors and workers, with extensive qualifications. A few years ago, CUSO's major qualification requirement for its volunteers was any kind oi degree or certificate - and the people were needed by the developing countries. "They've done their jobs, and now the need is for science, math, physics, chemistry, vocational and technical teachers," Mr. Bryant said. "And trade training centres are opening up, so there is an increasing demand for qualified tradesmen who are willing to teach." The change to the more-qualified volunteer is creating difficulties for CUSO in finding sufficient numbers of people will- under receive TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monument to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We H ave Been Satisfying Customers for Over. 60 Years" 325 8th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 327-3920 wmxmmmmm CHRIS BRYANT . no volunteer credits LETHBRIDGE ANIMAL SHELTER NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1st TO APRIL 30th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. MONDAY thru FRIDAY 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. SATURDAY CLOSED SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS 1 ing to go overseas CUSO's system. (CUS'O volunteers little more than the local-equivalent salary in the country they are sent to, plus transportation and medical coverage.) Mr. Bryant said this might force CUSO to consider offering a bit more, such as accepting some of the responsibilities volunteers might have in Canada, including making their mortgage during their absence, and seeing to it they were able to get either their old job or an equivalent job when they returned to Canada. He said whenever he returned to Canada he was struck by "just how rich we are, and how wide our lands are. "But in spite of our riches we have problems of our own - Quebec, western Canadian alienation, our Indians, our Eskimos, our youth. "And it makes me wonder if perhaps we should be in this foreign aid business at all," Mr. Bryant said. "Should we, I wonder, be inflicting on new nations the solutions and education system which haven't proven too successful in our own society." Cool Days On The Way The weekend in southern Alberta should be sunny and warm, turning cooler late Sunday as a cold Arctic low pressure system slides into the forecast district. Temperatures Saturday were forecast for the 80-degree range during the day, dropping to around 40 overnight. Winds were expected to be westerly at 20 and gusty. Sunday will likely reflect the beginning of file cooler trend, with the high around the 65 degree mark, dropping'into the 30s at night. There will be a chance of precipitation Sunday, although rain is not expected until around Monday. The fire hazard in the Water-ton, Blairmore and Bow River forest reserves continues to rise with the hot dry weather, and motorists are asked to exercise caution when travelling in these forests. Open fir as are restricted in these areas. tana, and about 300 miles southeast of Lethbridge. The process, called magnet-ohydrodynamics or MHD, in-volves subjecting the coal to intense heat, thereby converting it to a gas. The gas is passed through a magnetic field, and this generates electricity. The power produced per unit of coal is said to be considerably greater than the steam process. Both air and thermal pollution are said to be minimal. Such a generator is reported to be in commercial use in the USSR. The U.S. Congress recently appropriated $600,000 for research in this country. Avco Corporation, already in-volved in this type of work, is promoting the Glasgow site, and would involve universities and colleges throughout the state, as well as electrical utilities. Barley Group To Meet November 13 Hiring, through the Canada Manpower Centre, and training programs, will likely get under way early next year. The plant, which is scheduled to start operations next spring, will be the first "kill and ship" operation Swifts will have in Canada. Others are "full-line" operations that take the processing of cattle to the final stages of preparation to retail cuts. Mr. Gough indicated the local plant may expand to this type of operation if such a move were warranted by economic conditions. Dressed carcasses will be shipped from the Lethbridge plant to points across Canada, he said. International markets are also a possibility. A dressed carcass is one with hide and viscera removed. No definite decisions have been made yet on what steps the company will take to handle pollution problems that may arise through sewage disposal, he said. Negotiations were still proceeding with the city on what equipment, if any, local industries would have to install once the secondary sewage treatment plant was in operation, he said, and a decision would have to await the outcome of those negotiations.- A former Edmontonian who has visited Lethbridge in the past, Mr. Gough said he had always been impressed by the city as being "very neat, tidy and well-laid-out." "The reception has been excellent and we're going to like living here," he said. Coed Output Shows Drop Coal output from the Crows-nest bituminous fields showed a slight decrease for August 1970 from 1969 with 31,413 tons compared to 32,654 tons in 1969. Taber sub-bituminous mines produced 11 tons in August this year. Total output for the month in all mines in the province increased 264,242 tons to a total of 494,083 tons. Total output for the year stands at 4,027,123 tons up to Aug. 31. GORDON LUNDE APPOINTMENT! Mr. Joe Tarnava, sales manager for United Motors Co. Ltd., is pleased to announce that Mr. Gordon Lunde has joined their sales staff. Gordon is v/ell known in Southern Alberta and has over 15 years sales experience. He is well qualified and able to serve any requirement you may have in the automobile, trailer or mobile home field. Please call on Gordon whatever your needs may be and he will be most pleased to be of servicel The first convention of Alberta Barley Growers Services Ltd. will be held Nov. 13 at the Summit Hotel in Calgary. The agenda for the convention, which is expected to draw about 200 Alberta barley growers, includes discussions on malting barley, conversion of barley to industrial alcohol, f e e d 1 o t operations, expert markets and the evaluation of the companies operations. The four - year - old Lethbridge based company handles all accounting and buying and selling of cattle fed in commercial feedlots for the seven smaller groups which make up the company, in southern and central Alberta. VISITED ISLANDS Writer Mark Twain visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1866. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 G. H. WOOD & CO. MEL GODLONTON Whats New? "Our Demo Van" We will gladly demonstrate at your location anyone of over 3000 janitorial or sanitation products from our paper, washroom, carpet care, floor care or equipment divisions. Phone 327-7400 "SANITATION FOR THE NATION" CUNNINGHAM DRUG STORE Is Coming To CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Oct. 8 ADULT EDUCATION EVENING CLASSES IMPROVE YOURSELF! SHORTHAND: 1. Speedwriting 2. Gregg Theory and Dictation Intermediate Dictation Advanced Dictation TYPEWRITING: Beginning Intermediate Advanced "Electric "Manual Powereading (Speed Reading) ACCOUNTING: Elementary BUSINESS MACHINES Ten Key Burroughs Bookkeeping Comptometer Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 to 9:00. Moderate tuition, includes all school privileges. Attractive modern quarters, co-educational. Courses geared to current needs of leading firms. Open new vistas for yourself! *The Powereading Program- A nationally tested and proven 36-hour program in reading and study skills for students in grades seven through college. Also adults. Ask us about ill New Classes Beginning Every Month Act now to see if you should enrol. Mail blank below, phone, or visit the school. Guidance counselling is available on request. Do not let another day pass without a decision, which can change your life. HENDERSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (LETHBRIDGE) 202 Woo!worth Bldg. Lethbridge Phone 327-3968 - Res. 327-5828 Please send me, without obligation, information regarding your evening classes. Name ........................... Address.......................... City.......................Phone Course desired ................... ;