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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DISNEYLAND HOLIDAY DEC. 26 TO JAN. 2 From per person sharing Return Airfare from Calgary Special Fares for Children 2-12 ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 326-3201 or 328-8104 The Lethbridge Herald SKCOND SECTION Lethbridgc, Alberta, Monday, October 25, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 22 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd Ave., M.M. Drive S. Phone 328-8161 "The Pioneer and leading Retail Shop in Lethbridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS Jerry Heck's Grade 6 class ventures into space Ernie Longair's biology class dissects a duck Educational television takes hold in city schools By HERB JOHNSON Staff Writer What did Johnny learn in school today? Among other things, he may have learned how he looks on television. Educational televi- sion is moving into Lethbridge schools in a new way. While TV sets have been used for some time to watch the na- tional school broadcasts, the emphasis is now shifting to the use of production equipment in the classroom as one of the tools available to teachers and students. Lethbridge's separate school district purchased six produc- tion units last year and has one on rental. Each unit has a camera, a monitor screen and videotape recorder. Cost is 670 each; the rental unit costs a month. Tapes run for one hour's programming. Each of the sev- en schools has four tapes and there are 200 more at the dis- trict office to be used as the basis for a library of prere- corded shows. These can be school pro- duced or dubbed (free) by the department of education dur> bing centre in Edmonton. Many of the available programs from the centre are produced by MEETA, Edmonton's educa- tional television association. Tapes, like sound recordings, can be re-used and unsuitable programs can be erased and the tape used for something else. The public school district has had its equipment (one com- plete unit in each of the 15 schools) for about three weeks. Total cost came to about 000. While both districts have ac- cess to prerecorded programs, they appear to be concentrat- ing efforts on developing in- classroom use of the produc- tion equipment. Basically, it boils down to a difference between having the students (and teachers) more or less passively accepting shows produced elsewhere, and learning how to produce what they need for their own pur- poses. Maurice Landry, director of elementary school education for the separate school district, says he would like to see teach- ers and students using the equipment as much as possible. In spite of the "fantastic po- tential" of the scheme, he cau- tions that some teachers are "a little leery" as yet and it will take some time before the TV camera becomes as much a part of their approach to teach- ing as the more familiar tools such as the duplicating ma- chine. Dr. Gerry Probe, director of person n c 1 and material re- sources for the public school district, says that while he's had no negative feedback from teachers so far, the administra- tion is "going slow and not really trying to push it at teach- ers." Demands on the equipment ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Hamilton audio-visuals show tonight The first public showing of projects undertaken by stu- dents in the audio-visual class at Hamilton Junior High school will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in Uie school auditorium. A feature of the program be a multi-screen presentation of a visit to Cyprus Hills last June. The presentation is being held to show the public what the class is doing with a Innovative Projects grant awarded by UK provincial gov- ernment. There is no charge for to- night's showing and the public is invited to attend. HEALTH FOOD CENTRE Home of natural foods, vitamins minerals herbs grains Open Mon.-Sat. 9 p.m. Thurj. Qnd Fri. till 9 p.m. 907 3 Ave. S. Phone 327-4994 GEORGE and ROD say WHY ISN'T THE BOTTLE FULL? We have heard this question many times when we hove given a customer their prescription and the bottle is not filled to the top. There can be many reasons for this happening. In some cases, the drug is stored in a concentrated powder form and a liquid has to be added to release its active ingredient. Sometime it is just a case of leaving roof for u medicine that needs to be given an extra hard shaking before it !s taken. If there is something unusual about a pre- scription, your pharmacist will usually mention it to you and In most cases it will be oxplained on the label. We recommend "FAMILY RECORD" for your requirements. We keep a personal family itory on your own private card when you favor us with the privilege of supplying prescribed medications. In this manner wo can assist you in controlling possible Drug Allergies and Sensitivities and prevent drug Inter reactions In co-operation with your doctors. This Information ti immedi- ately available especially when you deal in of DRAFFIN'S TWO LOCATIONS DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE Haig Medical Bldg. 601 6lh Ave. S. Call 328-6133 RODNEY 401 5th St. S. Free Delivery Call 327-3364 test will come in a year or so after the novelty has worn off. He's concerned that the equip- ment (which is expensive) is fully utilized, and a standing committee of teachers and prin- cipals has been formed to pro- mote its use and deal with any problems that arise. Both school districts have had training programs for the teach- ers, working with a few in each school to act as resource people in their school. What do teachers do with the equipment? The possibilities are almost unlimited and right now the schools seem to be just scratching the surface as they explore some of the things they can do. As Dr. Probe points out, phy- sical education classes are a "natural." Record the students' performance and it is simple to show them their mistakes. It's a technique long used by pro- fessional teams. But there are other uses. A biology class at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, for exam- ple, recently watched their teacher dissect a duck. Everyone could see every- thing right from their seats be- cause the procedure was being shown on a monitor screen at the same time. Preserved on videotape, the demonstration can be used jain, a technique that cuts down the number of dead ducks. It is also possible to video- tape a student performing the dissection and let him see what he is doing wrong. Jerry Heck, principal at As- sumption School, uses another approach. He utilizes a prere- corded program (which the stu- dents helped make) as the start- ing point of a unit designed to get students to examine their values. The program involves the stu- dents in a simulated trip to Earth from Mars. Difficulties are encountered and a part of the group must be sacrificed if the mission is to get back home. The problem then is to decide who in the "community" is more valuable the brilliant scientist, the black football player, a pregnant woman and so on. The pupils must make the choices and give then- rea- sons. Another program, called Ma- dam X, Mr. Heck plans to use to sharpen the students' meth od of inquiry. This film can also be used for other purposes; i is a starting point for discus sion in the classroom. There are many other pos sible uses. As Mr. Landry says "Tile use of the TV equipment is going to grow, we're no where near our maximum po tential yet." Stewart wants college transferability accomplished through legislation By RON CALDWELL Staff Writer Dr. C. D. Stewart, president of the Lethbridge Community College, has rejected a main proposal in the Mowatt study on transferability of students from colleges to universities. The study, by Dr. Gordon Mowatt of the University of Al- berta, contained two recommen- dations: that transferability be covered in government legisla- tion, or that the institutions in- volved get together and ham- mer out a solution. Dr. Mowatt said he favored the second proposal, but Dr. Stewart said that idea could prolong the problem "for some considerable time, maybe as long as two or three years." "This would mean trying to solve the problem with one more new said Dr. Stewart. "The experience I have had with transfer would indicate this would not work as well as legislation." Dr. Stewart said he docs not feel anyone "would be upset if students could transfer from one institution to another." "But what kind of credit they get is another he said. Dr. Stewart said he feels the institution from where the stu- dents are transferring should evaluate the students. That is. if a student is transfering from LCC to the University of Leth- bridge, LCC would do the eva- luating. "It is really the institution that is doing the transferring that is taking the greatest risk." said Dr. Stewart. "It is our reputation that suf- fers if they do not perform." "Therefore we are going to make sure that we send good students and that our programs are good and that they do per- form." He said if Uie college can get this concept across "then we Transferability is under 'active The provincial government has been seeking a solution to the problem of students wishing to transfer from Lethbridge Community College to univer- sity for some time, and is cur- rently giving the situation "ac- tive consideration." Dr. Robert Reese, deputy minister of advanced educa- tion, said the government is hopeful that some arrangement can be made whereby courses taken at one institution can be transferred to another with at least some credit. At present, students who complete two years of any course at LCC do not neces- sarily receive credit when they enter university in Alberta, if they are accepted at all. This means a student who has spent two years at the com- munity college may have to start all over again at univer- sity. "It is most unfortunate when a serious student finishes the seiond year at LCC and finds the road to university is block- said Dr. Hcese. "Some students who go to col- lege may not think at first that they '7nnt to attend university, but then they find out they have the ability nnd the interest to go on to further education and they can't." Dr. Reese said he hoped that nil institutions of higher learn- ing will become serious nboul the problem. "I tlu'nk Ulis situation will have to bo he said. The government will not ne- cessarily act on Uie study pre- pared by Dr. G. L. Mowatt, di- rector of admissions in the fac- ulty of education at the Univer- sity of Alberta. "But it is along the lines of what we're interested Dr. Heese said. He said that while the gov- ernment is anxious to find a solution to the problem, he could not predict how much longer it will be before a sat- isfactory arrangement can be worked out. Historical Society to meet The Historical Society of Al- berta, Whoop-up Country chap- ter will open Uie season with a meeting on Tuesday, at 8 p.m. in Uie Sir Alexander Gait Muse- um. Historian and author James G. MacGregor of Edmonton will be the featured speaker. The topic of his speech is Peter Fidlcr. Peter Fidler, a surveyor with (lie Hudson Bay Company, was southern Alberta's first tourist. He spent Uie winter of 1792-03 with Uie Pcigan Indians to the vicinity of the Livingstone Gap. can make a good deal of pro- gress." "Whether they get a year and a half or two years of credit can be ironed out later, depend- ing on he said. Dr. Stewart said the provin- cial college's advisory commit- tee has just agreed, by a slim majority, that LCC should ap- proach the Alberta colleges Permits issued Development permits for con- struction totalling were issued by the building depart- ment during the week of Oct. 18 to 22. For the second straight week houses accounted for the big- gest share of the total. Per- mits were issued last week for 18 single family residences cost- ing a total of During the preceding week, contractors loc-k out permits for the con- struction of 10 houses. A permit was also ta- ken out last week by Glen Lit- tle Construction for a 7-11 Store, to be built at 2004 Mayor Ma- grath Drive. Glen Little Construction also began renovations of the city hall basement last Monday. Cost of the new offices for the inspec- tion and development depart- ment is esUmated at commission with a request to affiliate with a university. The situation will be dis cussed against the next aclvi sory committee meeting, Dr Stewart said. "I don't know what Uie ap proach will be there, but we would like to continue the way we have been doing." said Dr Stewart. "We that our relations have improved considerably with American institutions anc we hope to be able to maintaii the start that we have will transfer to AlberU universities on a piecemeal basis." ity council: Fluoridation on agenda The new city council will ake its first action on city busi- ess tonight and face an agcn- a which almost guarantees ome heavy debate on both old and new issues. One of these issues, which eeras to have been with Uie ity since the beginning of ime, is being brought to coun- t's attention by the Leth- iridge and District Dental So- That group will send a del- egation to tonight's meeting to urge council "to hasten in tak- ng the leadership to institute whatever measures and pro- cedures are required by law to iring fluoridated water to Uie >eople of Lethbridge at the ear- iest possible moment." At least four other delega- ions will confront council to express their opposition to the jroposed transportation bylaw "or the city. The first two read- ings have been given to that bylaw, which deals with free- ways, expressways and arteri- al roads for the city to the year 2000. Third reading will be ;iven tonight following a pub- lic hearing on the bylaw. Another matter dealing with .lie city's future is a report from City Manager Tom Nut- ting in which he calls for an analysis of the future demands on the Oldman River water sys- tem. Council is expected to con- sider possible approaches to that analysis tonight. Also on the agenda are: second and third read- ings of a bylaw which would authorize borrowing a deben- ture of for the new li- brary; design for the proposed intersection of Scenic Drive and 6th Ave. S.; land sales committee rec- ommendation that the city offer to exchange lands with the Letlibridge Country Club; land sales committee rec- ommendation that International Distillers be allowed an exten- sion on its option on property in the industrial park; request by three resi- dents for a safer crosswalk sys- tem at Scenic Drive and 15th St. S. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. in council chambers. Economic development council set up for southivest Alberta An economic development council for southwestern Alber- ta has been set up at the re- quest of Alberta Industry Min- ister Fred Peacock. Speaking to 24 district busi- icssmen in Lethbridge Friday, Mr. Peacock said the council should have representation from all segments of commerce and industry in the southwest- ern portion of the province. Mr. Peacock outlines sewn areas of concern the council should look at: finance, educa- tion, research and develop- ment, freight rates, grain movement, marketing and pro- vincial incentives programs. The provincial industry de- partment urgently requires some feedback from the coun- cil by Nov. 15. he said. In- cluded in the feedback should be suggestions for changes and additions to the industry pro- gram. The council, consisting of Dick Gray, chairman; Del Palmer, deputy chairman; Dennis O'Connell, director of the city economic development department and Wilf Bowns, manager of the chamber ot commerce, as secretaries. Oth- er members of the steering committee are Steve Kotch, Richard Barton, Ossie Stubbs, Hugh Michael, and Larry Lang. The council is looking for ideas, information and requests from all southwestern Alberta communities. The steering committee will next meet on AVednesday at noon at Sven Ericksen's Fam- ily Restaurant. Flying licences Since January 1971 the Letli- I bridge Flying Club has award- I ed nine private pilot's licences and two commercial licences. There are four more student pilots who should receive their licences before the new year. :LIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic SLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 Socretl meeting Wednesday The Lethbridge East Social Credit constituency annual meeting and convention will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in St. Augustine's Anglican Hall. Everyone is welcome to at- tend. Lethbridge Window Cleaners "20 Years of Service" PHONE 327-4037 SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICES REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. SAIE STARTS TUES., OCT. 26th 7 p.m. sharp TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Fine line of appliances: 5 electric stoves; 5 gas stoves; 4 automatic washers; 2 dish washers; dryers; refrigerators; bicycle exercisers; beds; mattresses and springs; golf cart; record player; dresser; wash tub; small end table; pictures; vacuum cleaners; 8' glass display counter; dishes; skates; old wooden chrome chairs; book ends; Bissell rug cleaner; water pump; bridle; living room chairs; old fashion- ed butter churn, guitar and case; projector screen; lamps; bicycles; new sheets of aborite; garden hose; rubber plant; Teco drill; children's choirs; kitchen lable; tapo recorders, etc. ROTOTILLER In Good Condition FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AUCTION BARN Phone 327-1222 2508 2nd Ave. N. AUCTIONEERS GORDON SHERWOOD BILL HOPE No. 846 No. 845 SALE ALL TIRES ON SALE OPEN AU DAY WEDNESDAY SALE ENDS SAT., OCT. 30 ---------------------EXAMPLE--------------------- 7.75x14 4 PLY POLARIS TUBELESS NYLON First tire O7 90 Socond tlro Retail O Only USE CHARGEX P Jfk LEONARD TIRE MART LTD. 1902 2nd Avenue S. Phone 327-3580 "WE KNOWINGLY UNDERSELL" ;