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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 17, 1970 Matriculation? Only 20 Per Cent Use It Schools Must Change^ Says ATA President By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer High school curriculum changes, particularly in the "taatriculation pattern, are needed if schools are to meet tod'ay's educational needs, Alberta Teachers' Association President Ivan P. Stonehocker told the Lethbrldge Lions Club Thursday. "Matriculation has been emphasized and students encoui'-aged to tal?e that pattern of courses for many years now - but 80 per cent of them don't go to university, so tl>ey don't use the courses," Mr. Stone-hooker said. NEW MONEY ORDER SYSTEM now in service at the Lethbrldge post office. Henry Schoufele, assistant postmaster demonstrates a new machine which expedites the purchase of postal money orders. No longer do customers have to wait while a clerk fills out the details on a money order. Now the clerk simply registers the amount required with an Imprinter similar to those used in gas stations and the purchaser fills In the rest. The machine went into service Oct. 16. "We believe a number of students are being restricted from going on to other things because of this restriction requiring them to taJte a number of specified courses." He said he didn't mean the number of courses needed for high school graduation should be reducfed - "but compulsory courses are not doing most of our students any good. "We're takmg matriculatioin as a status symbol and we as parents must take the responsibility for what this has resulted in," Mr. Stonehocker said. "We should instead be encouraging our children to take and to do what they're happy Paper Asks Okay Under War Act The University of Leth bridge's bi - monthly student newspaper. The Meliorist, has withheld distribution prior to leagl advice on Ms publishing this week of the manifesto of the Front De Liberation Que-becois. Barry Poffenroth, third-year history student and editor-in-chief of the paper, said he was awaiting advise through the university on further distribution. About 200 of the total 1,700 papers were in the hands of students Friday before the rest were withdrawn. An official in the provincial attorney - general's office advised distribution should cease because of Parliament's announcement early Friday morning of the War Measures Act. Mr. Poffenroth said he expected distribution would continue Monday since the news- Pollution Control Elects Directors Eleven new directors were elected Wednesday evening by the Pollution Control - Southern Alberta annual meeting, including seven newcomers. The 11 wiU select from their ranks a chairman for the year. CLEARING OUT BALANCE OF OUR DUTCH BULBS  DAFFODILS  TULIPS  HYACINTH  AFRICAN AMARYLLIS Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Men. thru Sat. "THE GARDEN OF OPTIMISM" SUNRISE RANCH COALDALE Phone 345-3517 Dr. Paul Lewis chairman for the past year was re-elected, as were Mrs. Sylvia Campbell, Klaus Jericho and Ted Wilson. Others elected include students David Balfour and Morgan Gadd, from the University of Lethbrldge and Mrs. Helen Christou, Dr. James Farr, Mrs. Isobel Goundry, Dr. Richard King-Brown and Larry Weaver. Dr. Lewis reviewed PC-SA's activities for the year, which included helping Pincher Creek Fire Loss $216,415 During fire prevention week in Alberta this year 35 fires resulted in one death, one injury and $216,415 property damage. This compares with last year when 37 fires resulted in two deaths, one injury and $21,190 property damage; and with 1968 when 48 fures resulted in no dearths, three injuries and $33,000 property damage. Lethbrldge Fire Inspector Andy O'Toole said major causes of fires during the week of Oct. 4-10 were careless smoking and electrical mal-fimctions. The largest number of fires were rural in nature ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 HEINITZ PRINTERS & STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. FOR YOUR COMPLETE Phone 328-1778  Invitations A Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary)  Bride Books O Matches  Napkins r Thank You Cards We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards with each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING 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 Have Been Satisfying Customers for Over.60 Years" 325 8th St. S., lethbridga Phone .'27.3920 which would indicate fire prevention education needs updating in the rural areas, be said. residents fight Shell Canada Ltd's request to the government for permission to divert more water into its plant, and collection of sample boxes delivered by Arctic Power, which is an extremely high-phosphate detergent, participation with Winston Churchm High School in a pollution teach-in, a demonstration at the Suffield Research Station, public speaking engagements by members, work as a pollution information centre and provision of postcards, campaign buttons and other items. Butte Travel Changes Hands Butte Travel Service, operating in southern Alberta for 18 years, was taken over Friday by its new owners Art Williams and Howard Yanosik. The travel agency, located at 1271 3rd Ave. S., will be operated in conjunctiTO with the newly - formed Art Williams Wonderful World of Travel, located in the Centre Village Mall. Butte Travel was established in Picture Butte in 1952 by John Bruinsma and seven years later moved to Lethbrldge. Mr. Bruinsma is leaving the retail travel field and will be a travel and tour arranger and adviser for travel agencies specializing in vacation pack age tours and charters. While the two travel agencies -Butte and Art Williams - wUl operate in two locations for awhile they will later amalgamate and operate out of the Centre Village Mall. The agencies are providing all land, sea and air travel services available including package tours, Mr. Yanosik said. The Art Williams mall agency, also handHng Butte business, is located in the same office as Art Williams Agencies Ltd., a real estate and insurance business which recently moved from 1503 3rd Ave. S. Staff of Butte Travel is being maintained with George Scotty Armitt in charge of the 3rd Ave. office. Mr. Armitt has 26 years experience with Air Canada and Butte. Lome Gray, with seven years experience as CP Rail ticket agent, will be in the mall office. INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS m AUTO  FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 SCOTLAND ON THE SCREEN Presented by H. FORSYTH HARDY, FILMS OF SCOTLAND PARAMOUNT CINEMA LETHBRIDGE MONDAY, OCTOBER 26!h At 8:00 p.m. A program of tlx color films about Scotland . . . including Edinburgh, Aberdeen and others. TICKETS $1.00 PER PERSON Available at LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Sponsored By THE SCOTS COMMITTEE OF ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH paper had been published Thursday, prior to the government measure. Under the emergency act, the government has full control over censorship and suppression of publications. The manifesto was released by the FLQ in comieotion with the radical group's recent kidnapping of British diplomat James Jasper Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre La-porte. No Alert Locally For RCMP RCMP in Lethbridge has received no official communique from Ottawa concerning the implementation of the War Measures Act, and duties are routine. Meanwhile the commanding officer of the RCMP Calgary subdivision has issued a report that RCMP there have been placed on alert, and smirity around airport terminals has been tightened. "While no other specific additional security measures have been taken as yet, we are maintaining liaison with local police and other enforcement agencies to protect vital property if and when necessary," he said. The move to tighten security at the Calgary air terminal, follows reports of threats against transportation outside Quebec. Edmonton police have arranged protection for mayor Ivor Dent, following a kidnap threat received Thursday night. He is also president of the Alberta Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. Red Sloane, Edmonton police chief, said the threat was telephoned to the police station, but may be a crank, because, "before the last bank holdup, the robbers didn't invite the police to be there." He added that with the imposition of the emergency measures act, it is conceivable city police may find it necessary to pick up some known subversives in the city. in, regardless of whether it has this type of status." Anotlier major problem, he said is reorganization of the school year to make more efficient and effective use of school facilities. H e outlined a two-year-old ATA policy recommending a modified quarter system, where the school year would bo divided into three-month quarters with 60 student days and IVAN STONEHOCKEU 63 teacher days in each quarter. A fuM school year would be three quarters. "In Lethbridge you have an excellent start with your semester divided school year, and you used a deshrable way (extensive public meetings) to introduce it. NOT THE ANWER "But I personally and the ATA, don't believe semesters are the ri^t answer - our school facilities sUll stand idle a considerable part of the year." A quarter system, Mr. Stonehocker said, would allow pne same number of schools to put through many more students. A quarter system - or the Lethbridge semester system - could be the pressure needled to make the department of ed- Youth Pleads Not Guilty Kelly Douglas Grismer 17, of Lethbridge pleaded not guilty in magistrate's court recently to a charge of coiltivation of marijuana. He elected trial by magistrate and will appear Nov. 4. Two other charges against Grismer, possession of marijuana and possession of LSD will be held over, pending the outcome of the marijuana cultivation charge. Propei-ty bail will continue unless Grismer is found to be consorting with known drug users in which case he would be put into custody. Robert McConville, 21, of Lethbridge pleaded guilty in magistrate's court Wednesday to a charge of possession of marijuana. A charge of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking was with^awn. McConville is to appear Oct. 21 for sentencing. Both Grismer and McConville were arrested Sept. 28. GRAND OPENING STEVE'S QUALITY MEATS & CONFECTIONERY - COALDALE - Saturday, October 17-10 a.m. We do cutting and vy^rapping of your meats and game. Custom curing; also fresh meat and homemade sausage. PHONE 345-3929 ANNOUNCEMENT Dr. Douglas S. Cooper Formerly of Vancouver v/ill be associated with Dr. F. T. Wood IN THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY Effective October 31st, 1970 Appointments may be made now by calling 327-8333 Lakeview Medical Dental Bldg. ucation and the province's teachers change the curricula they now follow. "We sUI have a progi-am of year-long courses, and if you miss one year you can't take the next year," Mr. Stonehocker said. "Yet any one of thz topics in most courses could be taken out and studied by itself, without any concern about courses taken before or courses to be taken later - students could select a sequence of course units that fit well with their over-all program." He adinibted this could not be done in courses like mathematics which are more directly based on what has been studied before, but said the changes must be made in other areas. The Lethbridge semester sj's-tem, he said, has only compressed existing course outlines into one semester of lengthened classes instead of revising the whole concept of the time needed to study each subject. Mr. Stonehocker said in current times of student rebelUon it is time the older generation stopped taking it for granted it was always right: "If we could combine the ambition and enthusiasm of the young with the wisdom and experience of ourselves we'd have the best possible system," he said, TEACHERS VITAL Compeitent teachers are ln> portant if these changes are to to successful - teachers who can relaite to their students even when they think differently than do the teachers. "But it's up to the teachers to provide proper guidelines for how the class is to operate - every child wants to find out how far he can go. I wouldn't say totaMbarian or dictatorial methods can be used - we need fi-eed'om for good action." Mr. Stonehocker also called for a revision of Alberta's ed-ucation spending priorities which would put the emphasis on elementary education and correspondingly less emphasis on high school spending. He also recommended use of more clerical aides in schools, more school aides for work like lunch hour supervision and more teacher aides to assist in classroom activities. Many of these could be volunteer workers instead of paid employees "but if you overwork the volunteers then, the whole thing will fall apart." However, it is necessary to "educate school board's" if needed changes are to be accomplished. Concerning a change in attitudes toward the kind of material taught in the classroom, Mr. Stonehocker sadd the top 15 per cent of students in most cities, particularly in the smaller ones, are drawn away forever by. lai-ge cities and companies offering large salaries. "So we have to teach all of om- students what they need to know for their jobs, not just our top students - then the people in our own conmiunities will have the educational background they need to do the jobs tliey move into when they graduate." He said more than 50 per cent of tbs teachers in Alberta now have degrees - and the AT is now stressing higher qualifications and is not happy v/ith the number of teachers operating with Letters of Authority from the department of education in lieu of sufficient training. More Space For Parking Parking and weed control problems at the RCMP building south of city hall will soon be a thing of the past. City crews are paving the area between the barracks and the tennis courts adjoining the Civic Sports Centre. The additional parking space will be used by the RCMP. Conference For Men At Banff The 16th annual Banff Conference for Men, sponsored by the United Church of Canada and open to men of any denomination, will be held Friday through Sunday at the Banff School of Fine Arts. The four-day conference, which annually attracts about 500 men to its sessions, will touch on penal reform, church ^ concern for U.S'. draft resisters and deserters, ministry of the laity and church union. Registration forms locally are available at Southminster Church. ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702 - 327-3610 Brighten Up Your During The Cold of Winter With Living Room Dark Days A Beautful TROPICAL PLANT From "The Garden of OPEN 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Optimism' MON. THRU SAT. SUNRISE RANCH COALDALE, ALBERTA PHONE 345-3517 Common sense people wear HARDLITE LENSES The Common Sense lens In some localities hard resin protective lenses are Law! Whyl  They're shatterproof.  They're only half the weight of ordinary lenses.  They're backed by a $5,000.00 warranty against eye Injury.  They're available in YOUR prescription. So who needs a law? 0 ^% Specializing in the fitting of Eye llipff Doctor's prescriptions Prescription Sunglasses 9 Children's Frames Magnifiers  Repairs  Reasonable Prices OPTICAL PRESC^RiPTIQM CO. 308-7th. ST S LETHBRibGE - PiVone 327-3609 WILLIAMS and HOWARD YANOSIK WISH TO ANNOUNCE THE PURCHASE OF BUTTE TRAVEL CENTRE BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE ;