Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SNCIAL VANCOUVER HOCKEY EXCURSION TOtONTO MAPII 1EAFS ..VANCOUVER CANUCKS SATWOAY, 7lh rttvm olr fart, hel.l tftft ofi to For and information contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1171 lid S or 11MIM "BUTTI TRAVEL SERVICE-ASrVEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridg6, Alberta, Wednesday, October PAGES 15 TO 26 ContMt Now At tritkwni. ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd AVI. S. Ph. 1705 M.M. Driv. Ph. 321.7751 Meliorists Distributed With FLQ Manifesto THE MEUORIST WAS A RED- HOT SELLER THIS MORNING School Boards Urged To Spend More On Elementary Education Alberta Education Minister Robert Clark says he topes provincial school boards start putting more of their money into elementary education, where he said the most impor- tant learning experiences a child ever receives- are pro- vided. Mr. .Clark was speaking in a interview arranged by The Herald between himself and Maurice Landry, president of the Alberta Teachers' As- sociation early 'Childhood edu- cation council, and elementary education for the Lethbridge separate school dis- trict. "Perhaps this doesn't mean taking funds away from high Bchool education, but it def- initely does mean that those funds shouldn't increase pror portionally with increases in money for elementary educa- Mr. Clark said. He added the department of education has no current plans to get the boards to emphasize elementary education pro- grams other than verbal en- couragement but said he was '.'open to other possibilities if someone can suggest some- thing oilier than our getting back into special incentive pro- grams." (In past years the depart- ment has offered to pay half the salary of specialists em- ployed by school boards includ- ing librarians and other person- nel.) Mr.. Landry questioned the department's funding setup the Foundation Grants Pro- gram in its grant weighting of one, 1.2 and 1.8 respectively for elementary, junior and se- Girl Guilty Of Possessing Hash, LSD Linda Maxine Tyznenfco, 19, pleaded guilty in magistrate's court in Lethbridge Tuesday to three charges of possessing drugs. A charge of possession of hashish for the purpose of traf- ficking was .withdrawn by the Crown and a second charge of possession of hashish was laid. Miss Tyznenko is also charged with possession of LSD. She will appear in mag- istrate's court Nov. 3 for sen- tencing. When Miss Tyznenko was ar- rested June 9 she was found to be in possession of 4.8 pounds of hashish plus a separate small amount of hashish' and two LSD tablets. She has been released on 000 property bail. Sustained relief from sinus ache and nai'al congestion for up to twelve hours. AVAILABLE AT DRAFFIN'S DOWNTOWN ROD 327-3S79 DISPENSARY GEORGE 328-6133 DELIVERY ra'or'high school financing. The weighting system means that for every dollar given to school boards, 25 cents is based on the six years of school enrolment, 30 cents on three years of junior high enrolment and 45 cents "on senior high school enrolment. The school boards are free once..they have the money to spend it in whatever ratio they see fit the. weighting sys- tem is only used" to' establish the numbers, of dollafs'-'the boards receive. "We're not particularly pleased with the weighting sys- tem, but the weighting is to the best of our information still the way the boards allot their funds generally across the Mr. Clark said. He said he anticipated some changes in board attitudes to- ward their elementary educa- tion support, "but we have to move them along with us, cause we work on the principle of making funds available to the boards, and the boards making the decisions them- selves on how to spend the funds." Mr. Landry questioned the minister on increasingly heavy student to teacher ratios in most elementary school class- rooms, as school boards.adjust to increased demands on lower budgets by. placing more stu- dents in each classroom. '.'The ratios are higher in ele- mentary grades than other grades, and I know you didn't want this to Mr. Landry said. "But now we've got things like 34 kids to one teacher in Grade 1, which I think is almost criminal." Mr. Clark said he knew it was "very difficult for a teach er to do any kind of reasonable work with that number of stu- dents." He said the cause of ele- mentary schools "getting the short end of the stick" in fi- nancial support was the tech- nological explosion following the Russian launching of their Sputnik satellite. At that time both the federal and provincial governments started concentrating large sums of money on vocational training institutions, then other post secondary institutions which still make heavy mands on tax revenues for then: operating funds, often, at the expense of the lower grades. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic EJBLACK DENTAL LAB Lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Mr. Landry said one local ex- perimental solution in elemen- tary schools was use of teach- er aides in the classroom, "but the problem with that is our teachers often haven't been trained tr use aides. "You'd be surprised at the amount of criticism they're get- ting for the things they're do- ing in that line in Lethbridge Mr. Landry said. Mr. Clark said he had re- cently visited the General Stewart Elementary School in Lethbridge, which he said "had as broad a cross-section of peo- ple offering the most individual contact with adults for the stu- dents as any school I've seen in the province." General Stewart has several regular teacher aides, plus vol- unteer parents, plus some high school students from the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute help- ing in the school under the new work-credit Grade 12 program which gives matriculation credits for work outside of the school related to studies in school. Mr. Clark said various edu- cation groups Including Mr. Landry's and parent and home and school groups could "work locally, and sit down with their school boards and say, look, is it more important to offer that expensive architecture course in high school or could the money be doing more good at the elementary end of the lad- der." By JIM WILSON Herild Education Writer Eleven hundred copies of the University of Lethbridge stu- dent Meliorist, were distributed this morning at the U of L campus. Following a public meeting with university Vice-President Dr. Bill Beckel Tuesday after- noon, attended by more-than 100 students, Meliorist staff members decided to issue their paper; which contains the FLQ manifesto. The paper, dated Oct. 15 the day prior to federal invoca- tion of the War Measures Act- adds no comment to the story, which had been printed the same week in most Canadian student newspapers, in many daily newspapers and in excerpt form after the War Measures Act declaration, in Time Magazine's Canadian edi- tion. Students had themsel v e s withdrawn the paper Oct. 16 when they learned of the War Measures Act, to give them time to seek legal advice on its distribution. They contacted the Alberta attorney general's depart- ment but have never received any official advice from either Attorney-General Edgar Ger- lart or his office. One spokes- man has said unofficially he does not believe the province would have any right to give egal advice one way or the other in a federal matter ol this nature. POLICE ADVICE The students decided Monday :o issue the paper Tuesday morning, but were advised by city police inspector R. D. ffichelson he would take action against them if they did, since in his opinion distribution would contravene the act. Students decided to. issue the paper anyhow but were advisee lot to by Dr. Owen Holmes [I of L dean of arts and science, acting as senior university ad- ministrative officer in absence of both President Dr. Sam Smith and Dr. Beckel. Dr. Holmes' letter tolc Meliorist editor Barry Poffen roth he was forbidden "to dis tribute literature, bearing the name of the University of Leth bridge, contradicted by the War Measures and fur ther, that he would recommenc to the U of L General facultie Council and Dr. Smith.that anj student distributing the paper be-dismassd u-oa; the uaivsr sity. EDITOR RESIGNS Mr. Poffenroth resigned in protest, but has indicated he may be willing to return to the post, given assurances the uni- versity will not order further newspaper suspensions. Stu- dent Allan Wilson has agreed to become acting editor in Mr. Poffenroth's absence. Police have been making daily visits to the campus, and iad driven through in initially withdrawing ts Oct. 15 edition pending le- larking lots just prior to advice. He said, however, Ktper's distribution this if its staff knew now they breaking a law if they At Tuesday afternoon's it, they would be ng, attended by Dr. Beckel so with full knowledge of ciall.y representing the contravention which he ity, students contended other student news- Holmes' action was might not be. and in direct contradiction you have changed your he U of L's avowed goals now, or if you have re- academic other information con- ALLEGATIONS you it doesn't contra- Dr. Beckel replied that tie War Measures Act, act the War Measures Act should go ahead and 'dis- n effect made the student it and you should nents quite true, but denied in the same gutsy fashion as egations that the have to when you distrib- conforming to the act made it any unpopular printed ma- "tool of Dr. 'Beckel said. He said the university, are in part basing every Canadian citizen, is Meliorist distribution de- present living without the on a report they received pjarantee of civil liberties Canadian University aisled a week in Ottawa that the fed- The administration's cabinet has lifted its FLQ Dr. Holmes' concern, ban for every prov- said, was that The except Quebec. iistribution would mean the TRUE ire university could be a Herald query of contravention of the its own Canadian Press Dr. Beckel said The in Toronto and Ottawa had done "a very this is not accurate Weather Harvest Of The southern Alberta highs should be in Deet harvest, now about 65 50-degree range, dropping cent completed and still around 30 overnight. This y progressing, is in a range is described igamst ideal for sugar beet har- At the present though, 'orces seem to be working gether, as producers set harvest now Is entering daily delivery record 23rd day. CSF officials have when they hauled tons of sugar beets to delivery points. The .previous record was they would like to have the crop off. by the end_ of the tons. Officials of Canadian Sugar Factories in Lethbridge were acres of sugar beets planted in south- nounced the reopening of Alberta this year. car loading stations Tuesday, following a seven-day down of the facilities. Piling stations were reopened Oct. 17, after a frost Oct. 7 which seriously damaged beets and necessitated the slow-down beets you seen the f- CSF fleldmen say the have recovered1 well from the freezing to date, and are f ing belter all the time." The weather will i lend its cooperation tn the harvest for. the next few Jordans' and was told "it would likely take a special act of Parlia- ment to limit War Act powers like that." Dr. Beckel denied student charges that Dr. Holmes had threatened immediate dismis- sal from the university if they issued the paper. "To dismiss a student at this university would take six weeks to six months, and even then only af- ter the GFC decided whether or not to even consider holding dismissal hearings." Dr. Holmes has worked closely with U of L commit- tees formulating regulations to protect students from imme- diate dismissal, and told Herald current university reg- ulations do not allow adminis- tration officials to sit in judg. merit in any dismissal hearings, which are under the sole au- thority of the General Facul- ties Council. peratures and no widespread precipitation. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-S454 Crinkle The Wet Look' Is 'In' At Camm's 'Telestar' by Joyce in Black, Navy, Red, Brown, and Grey Patent Wet look. JOYCE SHOES FROM New Gold and Silver Pumps and Slings i dressy chunk heel and medium heel. Choose from iold Peau de Soie, Silver Patent and Silver Kid in sev- ral styles. 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