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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4g THf IETHBKIOGE HEBAID Wodncscltiy. October 6, 1971 The Herald is providing Ihis space free of chari'r to c.indi- dates for llic Oct tion Platform pear as the candidate words. For public school board lip on Lethbridge city council for 14 years from I'Jiu-W. Mr. TurntT. who has boon a Icadur and school prind pa! in I.ethbridge since rdlrcd from his post as pnn cipal of Church i 1 High School Ihis year. jlc is manv'd and ha? Itto childfrn sdates for Oct. 13 election SCIIOOI In Ini'sc and clher areas ol tin 1 thbiiiigc sclu.ol system lltil ii i for cahn anil (1 Ii i lit lonsideraliun, and I LI 01 ma- lo oiler an un- d oiiiii.an based on exnnv i 1 i I IIM indodrinalion. school bnard for Ifi years in- i of tli3 Kiwanis C'ub, Knights dulling eight vcn-s as chair I of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion. He was horn in D roll 1 nit. it inl u p'lit) m teipritu >h the 11 mi tienjl Biologic 1 Pro i im S'ne graduated from Ihe University of Toronto in UM'J with a master of arts degree in M d i a n en ber of tin Utlbiid e I dkt Au than the i V iltlen i s A i lain n id m o i council of th P nff id o Fine ArtJ She is also a menvie th Arctii Ii ti ut cl ica no ecological and organizations. Mrs. Bccke! is married and has four children. The public schools, it arc tn educate, must become increasingly responsive to the needs of the students, the par- ents and the taxpayers. The school board must make deci- sions to help achieve this re- sponse. I support the innovative ap- proach to education that we find in Lethbridge and would like to see us work toward a further innovation the estab- lishment of kindergartens in Lethbridge as part, of the pio- vincially supported public school system, nort; CARD Doaglrs Card. M. is farm i irectr.r at CJOC-TV and ra- il o. He has served on the piblic board since 1W-1 is a past chairman of the hoard. lie is a former member of the town planning commis- lon aril is currently serving s president of Ihe Lethbriilpe Association. He is 1.--0 a member of the parks ind recreation commission. Mr. Card is Married and has four children. One of the most significant iivc-lopmer.is in public school board policy in the past two vears has been the concept of Ihe advisory council. The council enables every-. one involved in education, in- cluding parents; to have a voice in school policy. There arc many othsr crea- tive and innovative ideas that I will work for in the next three years ideas that will! I icp the Lcthbridge public! s bool system foremost in the j mcc. man of the hoard. Mr. Matisz. a lawyer, was a member of Ihe University (if Calgary senate and served on the original board of gov- ernors at Ihe University of lie aiso served rs Ihe school board's rcpre- .lunior College Board. lie was Alhcrla director of the Canadian Catholic School Trustee Association and is president of the bridga and District Bar As- tion Mi MalM is lu'is five children. During my 1C years as trus- tee of the Lethbridge Catholic separate school district, I have seen the system grow in size ,md in quality, and it is my in- tention to ensure oven greater improvement in the future. We are living in a period of Irials. tribulations and even revolution. It is. therefore, par- amount that we maintain a prcper sense of values in the soirilual, mental, physical and e-ial develooment of the chil drcn who attend our Catholic S Scotland and came to Canada in 1919. Mr. Mulgrew is married and has Ihree children. The separate school system is a good one which Ihe pio- neers wonted I'ard in imple- ment. I will do everything pos- sible lo keep it in operation. I will work toward implemen- tation of a non compulsory kindergarten program of at least two hours duralion. I would like to stress the technical vocational aspect of high school. I feel specialized personnel such as speech and reined i a 1 reading specialists slraiild be made available. A meeting should he held al least once a year. dilation to allow those v.-ho desire lo continue their educa- tion in an institution of higher learning. .Students who end thsir for- mal education in high school should be provided with the best possible selection of voca- lional courses lo prepare thsm for a place economically in our society Teacher student relation- ships should be emphasized so that the teacher has an interest in the student as a person. students to attain the best pos- sible foundation in basic sub- jecls. I would demand qualified teachers in family life pro- grams and seek placement of the best qualified teachers where they can do the most good. .Ichnscn. 62. was principal of the Lelhhridgt Junior College before he rt tired in 1967. He v. as appointed acting j siipi'rinicnder.t of schcols fo j Ihe County of Forty Mile- it H'C9, and elected to Ihe schtiol board in Mr. Johnson has taught in sevr'al Alhcrta school dis- tricts r.r.d served as a soat! 1 ern Alberta high school in- spector for years. He is married and has children. i If elected. 1 am willing to o) my best in order to serve all concerned in Uie educational process. I believe the team approach is productive in Ihe improu i ment of educational services of a community. All segment j must he given an opportunity to contribute ideas and to un- derstand issues if wish to make sound progress. i I am concerned about costs bin not all changes require additional f md'- I ill childicn hate a nsht lo an educa'ion. 1 _____ JOHN BORAS Jolin Boras. 48. was born in Yugoslavia and emigrated to Crnaila in 1927. lie has been on the separate school board in 19S9, and this year is chairman. He served in the Royal Ca- nadian Air Force from 19 !2- 46. Mr. Boras graduated wiili j a B.Sc. in agriculture from the Univc-rsiiy of Alberta in He moved to Lethbrillge from Calgary in to join the law linn of Pritchard, Higa aral Cush. Mr. Boras is married and has five children. I belie v e education is cur number one investment, m only from an economic point cf view but from th-j point of view of enabling our students to de vclop as 'committed Christian citizens. I support local autonomy to the degree that it is consistent with the achievement of our goals. Although I fed education has top priority, not every expendi- ture is essential, as it is prin- cipally a question of obtaining the best value for our education dollar. JOCK MVLGRFYt John (Jock) Mulgrew. 39. is retail sales account executive at CJLH-TV. He was formerly advertis- ing manager of the Ad-Viser, a bi-monthly publication. Mr. Mulgrew is a member FRANKLIN PETA Franklin Pela, 28, is a law yer in Lethbridge. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1966 with a bachelor of arts degree ard was awarded his law degree from the same uiiiversify in 19G9. He has been practicing in E. S. VASELENAK K. S. Vaselenak. 63. was principal of St. Basil's School in Lefhbridge until his re- tirement in 1970. i He began his teaching ca- j reer in and in 1932. al the age of was appointed principal of St. Basil's. Mr. Vaselenak has served as secretary to the Leth- bridge separate school board, on the Lethbridge tabor coun- cil and was a Lethbridge city councillor 'for seven years. He is married and three children ERIC SCHILL Erie Schill. 31. is an insur- ance adjuster in Lelhbridge. He was elected to the sepa- rate school board in a by- election ]'.2 years ago. Mr. Schill serves on the executive of the St. Mary's Sailing Club, has also work- ed with the Boy Scouts of Canada and has served on the executive of the Insur- ance Adjusters' Association in Lethbridge. Mr. Schill is married and has three children. As a parent, I am vitally in- terested in the education of our children to prepare them in a j Catholic Christian manner for their place in our highly-com- i petitive society. j I would work to establish a j I am concerned that we must I Catholic junior high school for be very careful to put our valid reasons and would bring j money to the most advanla- Lethbridge since his gradua- j cioser to peopie j geous use in the operation of is married and has two i b.v ratepayers meetings j our school district. children. i and open school board meet- I feel we can be proud of our Schools should provide the lngs' student with the best possible I tlrere bc onc traini'.g for high school main-; teacher for every 15 lo 20 new i continuation and betterment Catholic separate schools and 1 will continue to work for their BILL BROWN" Bill Brown. 44. has served on the public school board for the past two years and ir the present board chairman. Mr. Brown has been parks and recreation director in lyitfibridgc since 1961. He serves on the executive of the Recreation Institute of Canada and is an executive member of the Recrea- tion and Parks Association. He is married and has three children. I believe thai schools must help students to become full members of the community. To do this, the people of the community must have a closer relationship with schools so that their aims and those cf the educators are in harmony. I believe in involving many more parents in educational i decisions, making more com-1 munity use of schools, chang- ing the curriculum where it. is not now relevant and maintain- ing a high standard for teach- ers in the school system. DR. DOLT, McPIIERSOX Dr. Douglas F. McPherson. 53. joined the Bigelow Fow- ler Clinic in Lethbridge in 19-19. He has been on the school board since 1969. Dr. McPherson. a graduate of .McGill University, serveu tv.o vears during the in Use Royal Canadian A r in y Medical Corps. He practised medicine in Raymond. Edmonton and Ma- grath before movirg to Leth- bridge. Dr. McPberson is married with four children. If re elected. I plan to sup- port continuation and expan- sion of constructive, innovative education programs at present operative in our schools. j will work to enlarge spe- cia! education programs for for students with learning disabil- ities and to ensure that the pro- fessional knowledge and exper- tise of teachers in educational programming is available to the, board. I will endeavor to utilize edu- cational dollars with wisdom to ensure the quality educat i o n our children deserve. TLM1NKR Turner. wa.s horn in Cardiff, '.Vales. MONT Alastair Mont, 39. is the di rector of the Lcthbridge Fam- ily Service, has been a school trustee since 1968 and was board chairman in 1970. He was horn in Saint John, and moved to Edmon- ton in !9.il where he worked the Canadian Ment 11 Health Association and a Half-Way house. He graduated from Ihe Uni- versity of Alberta with a bachelor of education degrco in 1865 .Mr. Mont has been a social worker v.ith the provincial government since and joined the Lethbridge Family Service in Mr. Mont is married and has two children. Because of our changing so- ciely. I believe that the con- tinued process of humanizing our schools is necessary in or- der that our children develop understanding of themselves and others. I We must also retain realistic courses so that, students are .idifjiiately prepared for jobs when they leave school. To achieve tlvsc goals, the efficient oper a t i o n of our schools is necessary so that our lax dollars will bo besl-ulilizod. We must coniinuc to develop policies that will make our chil- dren knowledgeable cilizens. RON FABBI Ron Fabbi. 27. is running school board office for t the first time. j Mr. Fabbi, an optometrist, j graduated with bachelor of j science and c-plometry de- j grecs from Pacific University j in Oregon in He is immediate past pres- ident of the Lethbridge Jay- cees. has served on the ad- I visory board for youth exhibi- tion and has also served on I the YMCA board. Mr. Fabbi is married will] no children. Having graduated Irom St. Francis High School, I have a first hand knowledge of the Catholic education system, its j pilfalls and benefits. i I feel very slrongly about a j just contract for teachers and j II feel Ihe regional system of i bii aining should be changed, j Alberta should have a kinder-1 g u ten system, supported grants from the provincial gov- ernment. Our school system needs more teaching socialists and I feel a cost sharing endeavor with the public system should be looked iulo. WRic.irr Wright, 49, is execu- tive director of the Leth- bridge Association for the Mentally Retarded. He has served or. the board of governors at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge, was board chairman of the Taller school division for two years, sened on the board of IxMIibndge Community College and is now on the University of C d gary senate. He is married and has two children. Through my experience in educational administration, I have heard discussions, both pro and con, on present moth oils of deciding teachers s il arir-s. of 'lop heavy" admin- istration, of prejudice shown to a PAUL STATIST; Paul Matisz, 51, has served on Ihe U'lhbridge separate MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 1971 POLLING PLACES Voting will take place for Election of Mayor, Alderman, Public School Trustees, Sep- arate School Trustees and Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Board Members on Wed- nesday, October 13, from ten o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock in the even- ing at the places indicated. The results of the voting will be declared in the City Hall at NOON on Friday, October 15, 1971 JOHN GERLA, Returning Officer ;