Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THI UTKBRIDGE HERALD Wtdnticfay, October 20, 1971 FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY The new Fort Mac- leod court house was formally opened officially with the sitting of the Alberta Supreme Court presided over by Justice Alan J. Cullen. District Court Chief Judge I. S. Turcotte and Judge C. G. Yanosik also sat on the bench during the ceremony. More than 30 members of the bar in their official robes were also present. Kerber Photo U.S. universities agree to accept LCC grads Six universities in Utah and Montana have agreed to ac- cept Lethbridge Community College graduatees into their third-year university courses despite contrary pressure from the University of Alberta. Dr. C. D. Stewart, LCC presi- dent, led a delegation of col- lege officials on a week-long tour of the six institutions Idaho State. Utah State, Weber State, Brigham Young Univer- sity of Utah and College of Great Falls after some con- fusion developed over the sta- tus of LCC graduates at uni- versities in Alberta. LCC offers two-year college programs. "Recently, the University of Alberta has been bringing pres- sure to bear on American in- stitutions not to accept our Dr. Stewart said. "So we had to go down there straighten out the situation to that our students would have gome place to go." Dr. Stewart said he was "quite pleased" with the re- ception. "In fact, our past transfer arrangements have been im- proved as a result of the trip." Dr. Stewart said the Ameri- can institutions were concerned that LCC graduates were not receiving any credit at Alberta universities, if they applied for transfer. "The universities down there began thinking maybe they shouldn't accept our graduates said Dr. Stewart. "We don't know wiry the Uni- versity of Alberta has been ad- vising the American universi- ties not to accept our stu- he said. "We have been trying to find out for about a month, but they haven't answered our letters." Dr. Stewart said it is also unclear why Alberta universi- ties are not accepting LCC stu- dents. "We feel our students are de- finitely on an equal footing with their counterparts in uni- versity but the situation is so confused, we don't know who to go to for the reasons why our students should not be ac- cepted with full recognition." He expressed some support for the idea of second-year stu- dents at LCC writing the same examinations as second-year students at the University of Alberta. "In order to prove a point, I think it would be a fine idea" said Dr. Stewart. "But it would be unfair to the students to have them write two sets of examinations. I'm sure they wouldn't go along with it." Dr. Stewart said he is confi- dent students at LCC would do as well as the university stu- dents if both groups wrote the same examinations under the same conditions. "We have three students who transferred to the U of A last year and they are maintaining honor he said. The students were accepted conditionally, as a special U of A experiment. Tradition and Transition report gets 50-50 reception from experts By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer The Alberta Institute of Agrologists has both praised and criticized the Tradition and Transition report on Alber- ta's agricultural education ex- tension services. The extension services branch of the provincial de- partment of agriculture is Whetstone seeking articles Whetstone, the University of Lethbridge publication that last year featured student and fac- ulty creative writing, is seek- ing contributions for this year's edition. Last year's first edition had no material from outside the university; the one contribu- tion was received too late. Whetstone's editors would like broader representation and are asking Lethbridge and dis- trict writers to send in their work. Writers learning their craft who would benefit from having be deleted, their work published so they might receive comments and criticism from the public are encouraged to contribute. Poetry, short stories, essays and works in any other form acceptable as long as they are "seriously done" and of a creative nature. Black and white photographs are included in Whetstone. Photos of works of art are ac- ceptable; those of pen and ink drawings reproduce best, paint- ings are less likely to retain their original effect. Prose pieces should be limit- ed to about 10 typewritten dou- ble-spaced pages. Deadline for all submissions is the end oi January. Publication will be in the spring, after the contributions have been considered by a six- member faculty editorial board. The board has represen- tation from several depart- ments, assuring informed opin- ion on which contributions will be used and which will have to Whetstone is financed on a 50-50 basis by the university ad- ministration and the Students Society Council. About 500 copies were print- ed last available at and the some are university bookstore and downtown out- lets. Contributions to Whetstone should be sent to Martin Oordt, co-ordinator of colloqui- um study, at the university's west campus. THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE CONCERT SERIES SEASON THE LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT YOUNG ARTISTS' CONCERT All Lethbridge and district students (under the age of 25) are invited to apply for audition. Please call or writs the Secretary, Department of Musk, Uni- versity of lethbridge (327-2171) for application form. TERMINAL APPLICATION DATE: NOVEMBER 1971. AUDITIONS: Saturday, December 11, 1971 CONCERT: Wednesday, March 1, 1972 made up of the district agri- culturists, district home eco- nomists and other agricultural experts who are available to the public to provide informa- tion and assistance concerning the agricultural industry. In a brief to Hugh Horner, provincial agriculture minister, the professional agriculturists said the report contains many imaginative ideas that will stimulate agricultural exten- sion services. The fact that the report treats agriculture almost exclu- sively in the production context was criticized, considering AIA believes agriculture must be are assuming more responsibil- viewed as a total industry and I ity for management, research, not as production, processing and marketing phases, when considering extension. The report also drew ques- tioning views from the profes- sionals on the point that a co- ordination of extension activi- ties of commodity organiza- tions will continue to come un- der an "umbrella-like" agricul- tural organization. The agrologists feel there is an increasing growth of well- organized commodity groups dedicated to specific products, and that these organizations Japanese cattlemen to tour facilities Thirteen Japanese charolais cattlemen will inspect Alberta charolais herds and manage- ment techniques today through Saturday, including an all-day tour of Lethbridge and area fa- cilities. The group includes ranch owners and workers, a univer- sity student, a Japanese agri- culturist and two members of the Japanese Charolais Asso- ciation, and is being sponsored by Harry Hargrave, Alberta's marketing commissioner. Gordon Ross, cattle special- ist for the Alberta department of agriculture, met the group in Calgary this morning and will commentate on a tour of charolais ranches from Cal- gary to Lethbridge. The group will arrive in Lethbridge this evening and be- gin the Lethbridge area tour at a.m. Thursday with a trip to Wayne Malmberg's ranch near Coaldale. At the group will move to the Canada Packers plant for a tour and at 11 am. Dr. Sid Slen will help lead them on a tour of the Lethbridge Re- search Station. Bob Hironaka will explain research being done on meat destined for Japan from Can- ada and Dr. Dave Bowden will show then his work on cow efficiency with various crossbreeds, including charo- lais. Following a civic luncheon at Ericksen's Family Restaurant, the group will tour the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden and Valley Feeders. Friday the group will visit ranches and packers in the Edmonton area before leaving for Vancouver Sunday. City officials seek funds Last week's announcement from Ottawa concerning finan- cial aid to the municipalities for job-making projects has stirred officials in the province into action. Mayor Andy Anderson, City Manager Tom Nutting and his assistant Wayne Quinn will travel to Edmonton Thursday for a meeting of provincial mayors and their support staff. The discussions will centre around projects which might qualify for the federal aid. Mayor Anderson said local projects such as the new cen- tral library and water mains and reservoirs on the west side and in northeast Lethbridge will be considered. The federal program offers a return on every spent by provincial and municipal gov- ernments for on-sito labor costs incurred up to May 31, 1972. Mayor Andersn said the pro- gram gives the province a good opportunity to cut Into the al- ready-low unemployment fig- ures which, he said equalled per cent of the labor force during September. market development and ex- tension services to their mem- bers. Centralizing district agricul- turist and district home eco- nomist offices at points a con- siderable distance from their farm clients was viewed with caution by AIA members. AIA has taken the view that there is a danger that a vac- uum of professional agricul- tural contact will be created locally by centralization, and is recommending tire provincial government maintain a high standard of interpretation of agricultural information in all farm areas. Other recommendations from AIA include: a re-examination of a plan for an Alberta data bank of agricultural informa- tion; close liaison between the Alberta department of agricul- ture and the department of ad- vanced education respecting extension activities of agricul- tural colleges; Separation of the extension and administration activities of the Alberta department of agri- culture; and re-evaluation of the role of agri-business in the extension field in that it tends to be company or product- oriented. More city news on page 12 Who's got da rugs? Any old rugs at your house? Or pieces of unwanted rugs? Lethbridge Youth Theatre needs rug remnants for one of their forthcoming productions. Theatre members intend to join the remnants into colorful kneeling mats. If you would like to donate rug remnants to this young theatre group, contact Joan Waterfield or Carol Watkinson weekday afternoons at the Bow- man Arts Centre, phone 327- 2813. Lutenist here Oct. 27 Lethbridge audiences will have a rare opportunity to hear music of the Renaissance pe- riod Oct. 27 when lutenist Ray Nurse and mezzo-soprano Cor- lynn Hanney appear in concert at the Yates Memorial Centre. The program will even in- clude a group of original songs from the plays of Shakespeare. The lute, a rather delicate in- strument, is heard infrequently today, although it was a popu- lar instrument from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century. It was a favorite instrument of wandering minstrels and a large body of more formal mu- sic was later written for it. Mr. Nurse is a member of Hortulani Musicae, a Van- couver ensemble that special- izes in early music. Miss Hanney is a graduate of the University of British Co- lumbia and has performed ex- tensively in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Wednesday's performance is the second in the University of Lethbridge concert series. It begins at p.m. Tickets for adults and 50 cents for students are available at Leister's Music, the university general offices on either campus or at the Yates prior to the perform- ance. New court house in Fort Macleod By LARIIY BENNETT Staff Writer FORT MACLEOD Hearing two divorce cases was the first official act of Alberta Supreme Court Justice Alan J. Cullen at the sitting of the high court in the new Fort Macleod court house Monday. Other court business for the day included the remanding of two Fort Macleod men charged with breaking and entering. They were remanded for month because the crown did not have all of the necessary evidence. The official opening of the court was preceded by a brief church ceremony, a formal pa- rade by the members of the court and bar from the church to the courthouse and a flag- raising ceremony by two RCMP constables accompanied by a bugler and an army cadet hon- or guard. In a brief session before the court cases were heard. Jus- tice Cullen presented a history of the RCMP and their intro- duction of the "rule of law" into the then North West Territories. Justice Cullen said the rule of law is "that which recognizes the sovereignty of Parliament" as well as the characteristics which follow. They are: "No one can be punished or made to suffer in body or in goods except for a breech in law established in the ordinary manner before the or- dinary court. "Everyone is subject to the law and is responsible for his acts, and no one is above the law. "The right of free speech; the right of a person's liber- ty; the right of public meetings must be protected by the courts in the due process of law." The Justice said, "The of law is not a disembodied spirit that floats over the land on a golden cloud. It is a liv- ing tiling which lives and ex- presses itself through those who legislate, interpret and enforce the law." Also present for the official opening of the court were Chief Judge L. S. Turcotte and Judge C. G. Yanosik both of the District Court in Leth- bridge. Lawyer Max Moscovich de- livered a speech for the bar as- sociation urging all of the young lawyers to work hard to continue the system of advo- cacy practiced in Canadian courts. The new court building re- places the original court house which functioned both as a teat of justice and briefly as the or- iginal headquarters of the North West Mounted Police from 1902 until last August. The original court house now functions as the city hall for the town of Fort Macleod. Plans call for it to be converted to a museum within the next few years. Permit issued A permit was issued by the building department Monday for the construction of a 7-11 Store at 2004 Mayor Ma- grath Drive. Construction began today tod is expected to be completed by the end of January, 1972. Glen LitUe Construction is the con- tractor. ATA is happy with news media Donna Halstead, Alberta Tea- chers' Association information officer, has defended the asso- ciation's information channels following an attack by some teachers attending a conference in Lethbridge last weekend. Several teachers expressed the view that press releases were "old news" by the time they were sent out to the news media and, as a result, were not being used. This was said to result In some teachers being poorly- informed about what was hap- pening in current contract nego- tiations, and in other areas. "We feel the news media, by and large, have done an ex- cellent job of providing cover- age of our said Mrs. Halstead. "In some cases where a paper publishes only once week, then naturally there will be difficulties." She said in most cases, news coverage has been fast and complete and the ATA "Is very satisfied and feels it has been treated fairly." Final contract offer is 'reasonably satisfactory' STEVE'S QUALITY MEATS AND CONFECTIONERY COALDALE PHONE 345-3929 SPECIAL BEEF and PORK SALE! ON SALE All WEEK 7IL SAT., OCT. 23 BEEF Sides, Ib. Fronts, Ib. Hinds, Ib. Pork, Ib. (Pricit Includo Curling and Wrapping) Bacon and Ham Cured and Smoked 100 Per extra. Sausages Made To Order OPEN PAILY 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M. Joe Berlando, co-ordinator of teacher welfare for the Alberta Teachers' Association, says the 'final contract offer" made by the Southern Alberta School Au- thorities Association is "reason- ably satisfactory to teachers." The offer included payment for partial years of training and course payments for areas where previously there had been no provision for them. However, the new offer did not include what the ATA de- scribes as "basic clauses" in the conciliation board report. 'If the new offer had includ- ed both the two improved areas and what we consider the basic clauses of the conciliation re- port, teachers probably would lave accepted said Mr. Berlando. He said the six main provi- sions were dropped in the latest conditions, con- sultation, administrative allow- ance, grid figures, appointment of vice-principals and reduction of sick leave days. He said if the Southern Al- berta School Authorities Asso- ciation will agree to these items as they are contained in the conciliation board award, and include the two items in their latest offer, "a collective agree- ment could be signed in short order." Meanwhile, Mr. Berlando said little has occurred in the Lethbridge Medicine Hat dis- pute since teachers rejected the conciliation board award 10 days ago. "We have contacted the de- partment of labor concerning teachers' objections to the award and we expect the de- partment will appoint a medi- ator as soon as Mr. Berlando said. 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