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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta JO LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tueiday, October 19, 1971 and total fall deeper than the Niagara Falls, with a vertical drop of more than 300 feet and total fall deeper than the Niagra Falls is one of ihe key features of a proposed Northwest Territories national park, Simmons Photo Nahanni 'headless valley' to be subect of address Dr. George W. Scotter, a ri> brought a sample of rich gold- search Geologist with the Ca- nadian Wildlife Service at Ed- monton, will give an illustrated lecture about the Nahanni 'Headless Valley" area of the North West Territories Thurs- day at 8 p.m. The presentation will be in the lecture of the Kate Andrews Building at the Leth- bridge Community College. Dr. Scotter has spent the past two summers as a member of a team of ecological specialists which has been assessing the potential of the "headless val- ley'' region of the South Nahan- ni and Fiat rivers for the pos- sible development of a national park. The trips were requested by the National Parks Service and guided by Dick Turner of Nah- anni Cutte and McUe Antcine of the Northwest Territorial Game Service. The course of the South Nah- anni River contains many waterfalls, rapids and narrows. The most spectacular geologi- cal formation encountered by the river is Virginia Falls. The falls are 316 feet high, but directly above Item is an area of steep, almost falls-like rapids. In a distance of less than half a mile the water drops more than 400 feet. Nia- gara Falls is only half that high. The "headless valley" came to prominence in 1900 when an Indian named Little Nahanni bearing quartz into Fort Liard. The discovery of gold in the region was made in 1904 near the mouth of the Flat River. This discovery started a gold rush. Among those taking part in the rush were Frank and Bill McLeod and an unidentified partner. They disappeared and a party went searching for them in 1906. The bodies of the McLeod brothers were found, one was headless. The sight of the discovery became known as "headless" or "deadman's" valley. The body of the third man in the party was never found and other bodies were also found headless, some prospectors dis- appeared without a trace. As more headless bodies were dis- covered and more prospectors disappeared the legend was born. In addition to the morbid ac- counts of mutilated bodies and strange disappearances, a leg- end of a valley untouched by storms and even skirted by the ice age grew. The legend said this strange valley possessed the remnants of tropical plants such as palm trees and gigantic ferns which had long been extinct. The exploration team found no mysterious valley, no head- less corpses, no strange mon- sters or forgotten tribes, but it did find many animals and a wealth of hot springs sur- rounded by varieties of plapls never before known to exist in the North West Territories. Hostel association interested in city Lethbridge area residents have been offered help to es- tablish a Canadian Youth Hos- tel Association. The Canadian Youth Hostel Association provides modest lodging for about a night for members travelling through out Canada and the rest of the world. Don Campbell, president o I the mountain region of the CYHA, said the group would help a hostel association get its roots in Lethbridge if interest in the organization is shown by district residents. The offices for the mountain region are at 1414 Kensington Road, Calgary. Mr. Campbell said that often a hostel association gets a start through interested hiking, cycling, or skiing clubs. The promotion of internation- al understanding by foreign tra- vel is one of the chief aims of the association. Added to this is the further- ance of friendship and under- standing of all groups within a nation, regardless of ethnic or- igin, religion, politics or class. A third aim is "to help all, but especially the young peo- ple, to greater knowledge, care and love of Use countryside by providing hostels or other ac- commodation for them in their said Neil Worley, past president of the CYHA moun- tain region. The Canadian Youth Hostels Association has been growing about 10 per cent a year, and now has a membership of more than There are youth hostels in more than 40 countries throughout the world. A mem- bership entitles a person to use youth hostel facilities every- where. The closest branch of the CYHA to Lethbridge and dis- trict residents is the mountain region, with hostels located near Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary. The first Canadian Youth hos- tel was started in this region in 1933 by the Barclay sisters of Calgary. They had an intro- duction to hostelling while on a visit to England. On their return they started a hostel near Calgary at Bragg Creek. At first it was only a tent cabin. Hostelling isn't new. The first hostel was opened in 1909 by a German school teacher, Rich- ard Schirrmann. This and similar hostels were open only during the summer holidays and were intended for school children on walking tours with their teachers. ROBERT BARTLETT Director starts job The city's new director of community services arrived Monday to head the recently- structured community services department. Robert Bartlett will co-ordin- ate the activities of the parks and historical operations, cul- ture and recreation and social services divisions of that de- partment. Mr. Bartlett, 31, is a gradu- ate of UCLA and received his masters degree from the Uni- versity of North Dakota. Before coming to Lethbridge, he was the co-ordinator of so- cial service planning for the City of Calgary. Teachers could afford to strike The average teacher in Al- berta could afford to strike for about 914 days without losing money. During a strike, a teacher loses l-200th of bis yearly sal- ary, which is based on a work- year of 200 teaching days. The average salary tor teach- ers is approximately a year before deductions. This works out to about take- home pay. Thus, a teacher would lose for each day he was on strike. If teachers are awarded the seven per cent increase they are seeking, this would mean a yearly salary increase of for the teacher making However, an inflation rate of per cent would reduce the actual increase to So, a strike of longer than 9.6 days would neutralize the first years' actual salary increase over and ahjove inflation. The loss could be offset some- what by the union's strike fund. School boards could also feel a financial pinch during a long teachers' strike. The School Act allows tha provincial government to re- duce grants to school boards by as much as 60 per cent dur- ing a period when the schools University students ask special government support The provincial government will be asked to ignore a de- crease in enrolment figures from those projected, at t h e University of Lethbridge when determining this years' grants. The university could lose thousands of dollars in grants if the government continued to use its formula method of com- puting university subsidies by enrolment. Enrolment at the U of L has dropped to this year from a projected The member Alberta Association of Students will ask the government to keep emerg- ing post secondary schools operating at present levels des- pite sagging enrolment figures. If the government continued to use its formula method, it would result hi operating defi- cits which ivould lead to cuts in courses, staff and essential ser- vices, said the association. "We have no courses that could be cut without hurting the university said Ken Runge, president of the uni- versity's Students' S o c i e ty Council. "The University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in Edmonton could cut some courses without much difficul- ty, but we have no fat we need everything we have." The University of Lethbridge "needs a budget based on need, that will enable us to operate at our present level with no loss of classes." Mr. Hunge said he believes the drop in enrolment is caused mainly by economics. "It used to be that a universi- ty education meant a good- paying said Mr. Runge. "Now it doesn't even mean a job of any kind." Mr. Runge said he cannot forsee any significant swing back to university by young people. "To be realistic, I can't see any great increase in enrol- ment next he said. "In fact, a major trend back to education is so far in the fu- ture it is almost irrelevant." The students' association will make its appeal to the govern- ment "as soon as possible." "I don't know how it will af- fect the government but it is our responsibility to let them know how the students Mr. Runge said. are not in operation because of a strike. Therefore, if a school board is receiving a grant of a day from the provincial govern- ment, this could be reduced to during a strike. Also, the school boards still have to pay operating costs, such as janitorial and secretar- ial salaries, during a strike even though little work is being done. Students to see Puddin' Head Students from Galbraith Ele- mentary School will take in a special performance of the op- eretta Puddin' Head Oct. 25. The "com m a n d perform- ance" bos been arranged by the Galbraith Home and School Association. Each year the as- sociation undertakes a project with the proceeds from its bake sale. This year the executive decided to do something for the students' cultural life. The school will bus the stu- dents to the Yates Memorial Centre. The home and school association is renting the Yates and making a donation to the performers. Puddin' Head is being staged by the Southminsier J u n ior Girls' Choir. Their director, Anne Campbell, says it is the first time an arrangement of this kind has been made for school children to see the an- nual operetta. Regular performances of the operetta are scheduled for Oct. 23 End 24 in the Yates. There will bo two shows Saturday (Oct. at and p.m. The Sunday performance is at p.m. HEALTH FOOD CENTRE Home of natural foods, vitamins minerals herbs graini Open Mon.-Sat. 9 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. till 9 p.m. 907 3 S. Phone 327-4994 OVERCOME WEATHER DELAYS You can save time, material and money on your next building project with TRUSS RAFTERS manufactured and supplied by Ace Building Supplies ALL CHARGEX CARDS ACCEPTED ACE BUILDING SUPPLIES 5lh Ave. and 24 St N. LYLE DAVIS Phone 328-7084 or Manager 328-8644 LESS THAN 20 DAYS remain before we take over our new premises only one block west on 3rd Ave. New stock is ordered so EVERYTHING GOES. 72's AT 71 PRICES 1972 COUGAR 2-DOOR HARDTOP 351 2V engine, automntie HD battery, block heater, tinted wind- shield, power brakes, power steering, radio, vinyl roof, decor group. E78xl4 WSW. Painted special gold glamour. STOCK NO. 2046. MOVING 404.60 SALE 1972 FORD TON 302 V8, standard transmission, HD gauges, 5000 GVW package, dual battery, block healer, oil and ammeter electric horns, right hand chroma mir- ror, rear bumper and painted special yellow and white with parchment In- terior. STOCK NO. 2057. sr ?3360 .10 1972 MONTEGO MX 2-DOOR HARDTOP 351 2V engine, automatic transmission, appearance group, block heater, elec- tric rear window defroster, tinted glass, power brakes, pcwer steering, radio and rear speaker, deluxe wheel covers. Dark ivy green in color with green interior. STOCK NO. 2040. MOVING SALE 1972 METEOR MONTCALM 4-DOOR HARDTOP 400 2V engine, automatic transmission, HD battery, blotk heater, fender tkirti, tinted windshield, power brakes, power steering, radio and dual rear speak- ers, deluxe wheel covers, whitewalls, ond visibility group. Beautiful ginger brown with white vinyl roof. STOCK NO. 2085. COLLOOe 19th Street and 3rd Avenue South Lethbridge Phone 327-5763 1970 CUSTOM 500 2-DR. H.T. lime frost with white top. 351 V8, automatic transmission, power steer- ing and power brakes. Reg. SALE 1969 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 4-DOOR V6 engine, automatic transmission, blue with blue interior. Reg. SALE ____ 1750 1969 RENAULT 1969 Dodge Rohm 500 4-DR. SEDAN 4 cyl., 4 speed, radio. Reclining bucket seats. Reg. SALE 2-DR. H.T. Medium blue, blue interior, automatic transmission. V8, '1350 S2350 1971 F350 1 TON Dual wheels, 4 ipeed, 360 V8. 1965IHC1700 Loadstar V8, 5 speed, 2 speed axle, 900x 20, cab and chass's. SALE '3895 1550 ;