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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE October Lethbridge may become centre for libraries Season opener It's still a bit early in the season to tell what everyone's mid-season form will be, but there's nothing like the fun that follows the first snow that stays long enough to try sliding. These early enthusiasts tried on the hill at 19th Avenue and 18th Street S. Saturday. City Scene Teacher feedback needed, ATA consultant suggests When teachers and school boards are at cross purposes and don't communicate, the education of children is affected says an Alberta Teachers' Association com- munications consultant. Every ATA communication program should stress face to face communications between teachers and school boards or the job of education won't get done, Melvin D. Spackman of Lethbridge told a conference of Southern Alberta ATA com- munications officers and presidents TURKEY and ROAST LIFTER A simple and easv way to lift heavy cuts of meat in or out of the roaster. Easy to clean chrome- plated finish Adjustable width. SUPER VALUE 1 97 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Some of the com- munications officers attending the conference at the Holiday Inn, Saturday, said there was a "we they syndrome" between their local school boards and teachers which resulted in poor communication between teachers and board members. Policies can be passed, effecting students, teachers and parents, that are detrimental to the whole educational scene unless people stand up for what they Mr. Spackman told The Herald in an interview following the conference. School boards should know in advance how people feel about certain policies. This can be accomplished by students, teachers and parents just talking to board members. The Lethbridge public school board's discipline and management by objectives policies had very little input from teachers, he said. Boards do not know the effects policies are going to have, he said. One way of averting problems before they happen is to tell the board before the policy is enacted. Boards can only go on what is before them and unless parents, teachers and students are willing to voice their opinions, boards don't know if they are for or against a policy, Mr. Spackman said. Teachers' opinions can be expressed through local ATA organizations, parents' opinions through home and school associations and students' opinions through stu- dent unions. However, if these organizations do not function well locally, it is very difficult to communicate their members feelings to a school board, he said. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL UB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. DOUG CARD for PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEE HOW MUCH IS A PRESCRIPTION WORTH? About half of them cost S3.25 or less, the I average price of all of them is about and I of course some of them are or more. But. bow do yon really estimate the value of the modem medicines that are helping add many years almtfet every life? How much I is a three day core for pneumonia worth, or almost immediate relief from a kidney infec- tion? When yon are sick, get a prescription I from yowr physician. Yon jret well quicker and save both time and money. George and Rodney say: "Frustration is a bald-headed hippie." DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN Man charged in incident A man arrested by Lethbridge city police Sunday morning has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering with intent to steal. Charged is Brett B. Bailey 19, 1929 21st Ave. S. He is scheduled to appear in provin- cial court today. Police say a man was dis- covered in the home of Ethel Jack, 911 9th St. S., about 1 a.m. Police say two con- stables met the man at the rear door of the dwelling. The constables said they checked the dwelling where they heard Mrs. Jack and her daughter Charlene screaming at the front of the house. Dubetz heads Kiwanians The Lethbridge Kiwanis Club has installed officers for the 1974-75 year. Steve Dubetz was named president of the club. Other of- ficers are: past president, Keith Robin; president-elect, Olaf Larson: vice presidents, David Clark and Eric Plausteiner: treasurer, Vic Saunders and secretary, Thomas McKim. Two school forums scheduled Public and separate school supporters can voice their opinions, ask questions and listen to the views of school can- didates at two forums this week. Tuesday, the Lethbridge Alberta Teachers Association and the Knights of Columbus will jointly sponsor a separate school candidates forum at Catholic Central High School at 8 p.m. The local ATA will also sponsor a public school candidates forum at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Garage, trees burn Sunday A weekend fire did about damage to a double garage at 620 7th Ave. S. The double garage and some trees were fully engulfed in flames when Lethbridge fire fighters arrived about p.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Robert Fry 638 15th St. S., owns the garage. Tires, wheels reported taken The tires were stolen from an automobile parked in front of an apartment building Saturday night, police said. Wendell Mills, Suite 409, 1607 Scenic Heights, said new wheels and tires were taken from his auto after it was parked at his address at p.m. Saturday. The articles were valued at he told police. Concert earns for drive ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 About 220 people attended a rock concert Sunday to benefit the Lethbridge United Way, the show's producer said today. Ron Sakamoto said about was raised, which was to be handed over to United Way officials today. The concert was run on a volunteer basis, with the City of Lethbridge contributing the use of the Civic Centre, a security firm contributing its services, and five bands contributing their performances. Fitness clinic set this month Family fitness is the subject of a two day fitness clinic Oct. 18 and 19 at Lethbridge YMCA. Sponsored by the YMCA and Alberta Culture, Youth and Recreation, the leadership clinic will examine concepts of physical fitness, nutrition, fitness measurement and exercise. Music film scheduled Thursday The University of Lethbridge noon concert Thursday will present a film on orchestral conducting techniques Entitled Point of the Stick, the film features the London Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Sir Adrian Boult. The film will be introduced by Lucien Needham, instructor in the U of L Music Department. The film will be shown in room E690 of the academic residence building at p.m. There is no admission and the public is invited to attend. Distinction course scheduled Registrations for the Royal Life Saving Society's distinction course are being taken by the city community services depart- ment at the Fritz Sick Pool. The couse, which costs will ran from 8 p.m. to p m Wednesdays between Oct. 9 and Dec. 11. All registrants must be 18 years old and hold a current Royal Life Saving Society award of merit LCC wins cup for blood Victory came in pints Thursday for Lethbridge Community College as LCC donors rolled up 14 more sleeves than University of Lethbridge students bleeding for the "Bloody LCC bleeders won the bloody cup with 147 pints of blood donated in two hours Thursday afternoon. U of L donors gave 133 pints. The community college won the cup from varsity bleeders who have taken the trophy for the last two years. Pincher teacher to run Pincher Creek teacher Ron Zukiwsky has become the third person to announce his candidacy for the Progressive Conservative nomination in Pincher Creek-Crowsnest. Mr. Zukiwsky, 30, has resigned his post as vice president of the PC provincial constituency to contest the nomination. Constituency President Fred Bradley, 25, earlier resigned his post and announc- ed he will seek the nomination. The third can- didate to announce so far is Gwen Gyulai, 37. Winner of the nomination Oct. 21 at the Livingstone school in Lundbreck, will run in the next provincial election against incumbent Social Credit MLA Charlie Drain. Mr. Zukiwsky is vice prin- cipal of the Canyon Elemen- tary School in Pincher Creek. He is active in local athletic circles and a member of the Kinsmen Club. He was president of the Alberta Teachers' Association local association for two years. He was also chairman of the local economic policy committee and negotiations committee. In addition to serving the PC association as vice president, he has been a direc- tor for the past five years. He is married and has three children. By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge may be southwestern Alberta's regional library centre if Ed- monton acts on a recommen- dation to have a single integrated service and infor- mation network, says Lethbridge's chief librarian, Duncan Rand. The recommendation was among several being proposed to the provincial government by the Downey report on provincial library services. In May, 1973 the department of culture, youth and recrea- tion commissioned Downey Research Associates to study libraries. The main recommendation of the Downey report is that the province establish the Alberta Library and Information -Network, known as ALINET. Mr. Rand said one of the principal benefits to Lethbridge would be a strong boost in provincial revenue, "which would either expand, our present system or reduce the municipal tax load. "We will be able to draw from the resources of the new system to get material we don't have. There will be organized buying of material on a provincial basis, all of which will provide better public Mr. Rand said. ALINET would be establish- ed through an interim phasing in period of three years through provincial govern- ment financing. The Downey report recommends that in fiscal year 1975 the province should finance ALINET million in operating costs of existing library services and to ac- quire the personnel to design and operate the network and integrated public library systems. Mr. Rand said the million is about the amount now spent by existing municipal library systems. Most of that money is spent in Calgary and Edmonton. "The money would either replace the existing revenue or, hopefully, double he said. Other benefits to Lethbridge, he explained, would be increased provincial funding for the library, access to provincial leadership in the areas of technical, RON ZUKIWSKY PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S Phone 327-4121 bibliographical and con- sultative services, and access to improved province wide public library service. Mr. Rand said if the govern- ment acts on the Downey report and passes legislation accordingly, Lethbridge will receive greater response from the province. "We will also have more responsibility. We will be providing services to all of southwestern Alberta and, upon request, any other centre in the he added. But to get ALINET func- tioning by next year, Mr. Rand said, "The report would have to come before the legislature during the next two sessions." He said better public ser- vice would be in the area of inter library loans, books, films and reference services. He explained that Alberta, though it has been slow in setting up a new library system, can benefit from tak- ing the time to look at the systems established in other provinces, such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. "We are able to see where their strengths and weaknesses are and build on he said. Mr. Rand said that the rural areas will benefit most from ALINET because, "we will be able to provide smaller rural communities with library ser- vices they never had before." He noted smaller centres will be able to have libraries through provincial funding. He claimed the new Alberta Libraries Act will make organized, professional public library service mandatory. Possible locations of those 10 systems besides Lethbridge are the Peace River area, the Edson area, the Port McMurray region, the Lloyd- minster area, the Red Deer area, the Olds and Drumheller region, Medicine Hat, Ed- monton and Calgary. Certified Dmttel Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 NOTICE City of Lethbridge Municipal Elections 1974 ADVANCE POLL For those persons who are qualified electors and who have reason to believe that they will be absent from their place of residence during the whole of the time fixed for municipal elections OR who by reasons of physical disability find it im- posssible or extremely difficult to attend at the regular polling place, an Advance Poll will be es- tablished in the City Hall and will be open on THURSDAY, October 10 FRIDAY, October 11 SATURDAY, October 12 between the hours of two o'clock in the afternoon and eight o'clock in the evening on each of the said three days. JOHN GERLA Returning Officer RODNEY 401 Slh Si S. GEORGE 327-3364 601 6Th S- 378-6133 FLUORIDATION Dr. Ludwig Gross, Chief of Cancer Research of the Veterans Admin; Bronx, N.Y. said: "The plain fact thai fluorine is an insidious poison, harm- ful, toxic and cumulative in tts effects, even when ingested in minimal amounts, will remain unchanged no matter how many times it will be repealed in prim that fJuoridation of the water supply is 'safe.' LETHBRIDGE SAFE WATER COMMITTEE 2nd Avmut North Phont 327-7142 Don't Forget... RE-ELECT CAM BARNES for COUNCIL on Oct. 16th an alderman on Cftjr Council interested in ttw wen being of all citizens of Lethbridge successfully owned and operated Ms own ahoa business in LathbrMga for the past 23 in Community Service Work. VOTE I BARNES J. CAM I BMWES, CO A CANDIDATE ;