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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THt UTHoRIDGS HERALD Monday, October S, 1970- RIVERBOTTOM FIRE A member of the Lethbridge fire department, bottom right, puts a damper on a brush fire which started near the power house Sunday. Ths fire was limited to brush and grass. Heavy smoke haze Which hung over Lethbridge yesterday, js reported to be from a combination of fires, a forest fire in Glacier Na- tional Park and two grass fires on the Blood Indian Re- serve Saturday 20 miles southwest of Lethbridge. No property damage was reported from the fire on the re- sarve, although several square miles of grass were lost. Rain and snow in the mountain areas are expected to lower the fire hazard which has been extreme during the past weeks of hot, dry weather. Educationists' Role Outlined World Community Stressed By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff writer The need for tie evolution of a world community and the role educationists can play in the acliievement of that goal were suggested in Lethbridge Friday. The comments were made on the final day of a three-day conference on international teacher education. The topic was National Iden- Sy In A World Community: Implications for Education" DRUM RENTALS .50 PER MONTH MUSICLAND Cor. 3rd Ave. 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 and the speakers were Dr. Al- wyn Berland, executive secre- tary of the Canadian Associa- tion of Teachers and Dr. Franklin Parker, Benedum pro- fessor of education at West Virginia University. Dr. Berland, in examining the growth of national aware- ness and pride, likened it to the growth of the individual and his gradually increasing aware- ness of the world around him.. He noted that a sense of self: identity is formed from the groups and institutions that im- pose coherence and meaning upon one's existence. Suggesting that there "are ever-increasing concentric cir- cles of patterns of relationships around the point- ed out that the same applies to. nations. An important aspect of the growth of these circles was, hs said, that a developing nation should not skip any of them. It was vital, he said, that a young nation such 'as Canada first come to terms with itself and develop its own sense of national identity before movin beyond to identifying" with th world. community. Involvement in the largei community means the volun tary relinquishing of some con trol over the affairs of state he said, arid this is much easie to do if a country is first se cure in its-own feelings of self identity. While noting the need for the development of a world com muhity, Berland said he was not overly confident o mankind's ability to. achievi such a state. Dr. Parker's main thesi: was that educationists could and should, work toward this goal through the comparativ study of problems common tridge area is becoming very difficult to obtain. Most proprietors of motels and hotels state they have been looked solid for more than a week with only a few vacan- cies still available in some. Guests come from all points of the United States and Can- ada and following the 1969 ban' on pheasant shooting because of ugh mercury count found in the birds, proprietors of local establishments are looking to a ucrative season this year. Tourist Group Meets Tonight The annual meeting .of the Travel and Convention Associa- ion of Southern Alberta will be leld tonight at Erickscn's Fam- ly Restaurant. Alberta Lt.-Gov. Grant MacEwan will be guest speaker. His topic will be The History of Southern Alberta as Tourist Attraction. If You Ask Me.. by CHRISTINE PUHL nDYSSEY HO city's youth aid centre was a v gocd idea but those in charge blew it! Funds for salaries, rent, utilities and travel were but tlie budget to cover important things such as counselling, information programs, workshops and food and supplies for transients was never utilized. The house had a budget, administered through city council, of which was 80 per cent provincial and 20 per cent local. All but was spent and the use of the funds expires Oct. 15. The house accommodated transients during the sum- mer, which was important, but missed the point on program idea and organization. Youth Services Council made up of adults and youth was set up to run the house. This council went before city council in May and asked for funds on the grounds that the centre was planned to accommodate daily: 25 sleep-overs, 30 persons involved in workshops and seminars, IS in informational services and five using the referral service. The referral to local service agencies was adequate but the sleep-overs reached one-third the prbjected totals and there were no medical or drug informational services set up. Zoning restricted the use of Odyssey House to a hostel but the services council did nothing to have the zoning changed, never signed a lease for the house and only recently was itself incorporated under the provincial Societies Act. The house had two full-time co-directors who were each paid per month to organize the services and operations of the house. Besides these two, it took two additional part- time staffers to keep in operation, in my opinion, what amounted to a hotel. A few local people, who for the last few yean have grown accustomed to taking advantage of any established services, promptly moved into the centre, staying for weeks on end. They grew so familiar that when the four staff members were out on so-called-business, these locals were left in charge. Accommodation was to have been for transients only at a maximum stay of three days. According to one former staffer transients had to do some fast talking to be able to stay past that time, yet locals stayed on. It was stated in the initial brief to city council that, "We are not out to "win any popularity contest." That's for sure! People who came to drop-in all the tune were known to be local "heads" and even if they came to the centre "stoned" they were not evicted. So when the youth services council says: it wants a cross- section of young people in the house I am astounded at how it is thought that could ever happen, because the council cer- tainly didn't do anything to promote it. There was allotted for food. In all a total of for breakfast food was purchased and the rest has not been used. Although a local restaurant was to be paid for meal tickets to be given to transients, the of the house didn't have the time in their "busy schedules" to organize this service. Another was for program expenses. Although there was ample space and time to set up any number of work- shops and seminars, nothing was ever done except a small leatherwork class. It was taught by a resident of the house in exchange for his room. So, activities merrily coasted along, with the' directors painting roonis, finding beds and visiting Calgary hostels to find out what they were up to. In late August, came the realization that unless something was organized, the centre would close Oct. 15. A public meeting was called and the youths decided to set up a drug crisis and information centre and a medical ref- erral service. Also, in an attempt to curtail the extensive local use of the sitting area, s curfew was put on house visiting hours. It took another month for the next meeting to be held. The Youth Services Council now realized the information cen- tre was the only hope for more funds. Then the upper floors of the house were converted into a student co-op which currently accommodates six locals who pay per month. With the transients gone and the rooms rented, the direc- tors and one remaining part-time staffer could devote their full-time to the programs. I still don't think anything has been accomplished. I say this city does need a transient hostel, and it does need a drop-to centre for local youth, and it does need pro- grams and workshops and seminars. But it also needs to have them organized and not just present in theoretical form. AT CUNNINGHAMS WE CARE Alberta's Most Modern Drug 'Store Courteous Service Complete Cosmetic Lines Wide Range Of Gifts Prescription Service OPENING OCT 8 CENTRE VILLAGE MALL IMPORTED caPVeS For FALL JUST ARRIVED LARGE SELECTION Bold Prints Plain Squares Oblongs India Silks 10 Foolers Fringed Chiffon Eyelets to University Quartet At Yates Tonight The University of Alberto String Quartet will open the 1970-71 University of Leth- bridge Concert Series tonight in a performance at the Yates Memorial Centre. The group, which has appear- ed in previous U of L series, will play works by Bartok, Turin and Beethoven. Members of the quartet, all professors in the U of A mu- sic department, are Thomas Rolston, violinist; Lawrence Fisher, violinist; Michael Bowie, violinist; and Claude Kenaeson, cellist. Mr. Rolston, a conductor and music educator, heads the string division of the Banff School.of Fine Arts and five years ago founded the Society for Talent Education, an or- ganization which provides string instruction to children. Mr. Fisher has taught at five universities and at the Inter- lochen Arts Academy in Michi- gan, and was formerly a mem- ber of the Oklahoma City Sym- ihony Orchestra and the Lyric itring Quartet. Mr. Bowie, founder of the St. Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, was formerly principal violist of the London Symphony Or- chestra and has performed over the BBC and with the Van- couver Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Kenneson, one-time con- ductor of the Royal Winnipeg ballet orchestra, has performed with the Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal ar.d Chautauqua sym- phonies. Starting time of tonight's concert is Tickets will bs the Yates box office. at U of L Bulletin Offered Free The University of Lelh- bridge weekly bulletin is chang- ing its format to become a more-professional publication. The bulletin is available free on request, to everyone in southern Alberta who contacts the U of L' information office. It will be an 8Vz by 11-inch, four-page folded booklet, in- stead of separate sheets of pa- per stapled together as In the past. The bulletin is printed by Unileth Press the univer- sity's printing services divi- sion. It regularly contains- stories and pictures concerning week- to-week university activities and developments, information about the new campus and a weekly calendar of university- sponsored events. Suggests That You I PUT AN END TO CLOTHESLINE BACKACHE! 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