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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta schoolhouses allow families to move north with dad The little one-room schoolhouse is on the increase in Alberta There were 91 one-room schools in Alberta in 1972 which is an increase of 10 over 1970, ac- cording to the department of education's annual report released this year The development of Northern Alberta has created a need for small portable schools, the deputy minister of education says Dr E K Hawkesworth, in a telephone inter- view, said the North needs schools that can be put into operation quickly, can be expanded by adding on extra classrooms if the community grows and be moved easily if the community dis- appears. Oil and mine company employees are now tak- ing their families to their northern job location rather than commuting between the job location and more developed communities where their families used to be situated. Dr Hawkesworth says a one-room school is sufficient because there usually aren't many students when the temporary community is first established The school must be portable because the com- munity is viable only as long as the mining or oil company is operating in the area He says an oil drilling company ma> drill for oil in one area for a few months and then move on to another area if it doesn't strike oil In addition to its value to the Northern com- munities, the one-room schoolhouse is also pop- ular with religious groups who wish to operate private schools There are several one-room schools on Huttente colonies in Southern Alberta While the one-room school has been on the increase in the province, most schools, with between two and eight classrooms, have been on the decrease Between 1970 and 1972 Alberta decreased its number of two-room schools by five, three-room schools by six, four-room schools by one, five- room schools by 12, seven-room schools by 14 and eight-room schools by 14 The number of six- room schools increased by five The one-room schoolhouse trend in Alberta is going in the opposite direction of the Ontario trend There were only 35 one-room schools in On- tario in 1972 which is a decrease of 13 from 1971, according to the annual report of the Ontario department of education released this fall District The Lcthbridge Herald Second Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, October 31, 1973 Pages 13-22 Local news University officials unaware of animal treatment problem The University of Lethbridge is not aware of a provincial government inspec- tion team report that recommends the university eliminate overcrowding of animals used in experiments Dr 0 G Holmes, U of L vice-president, says the un- iversity has not received a report from the inspection team that recently visited the U of L The U of L would have welcomed the recommen- dations of the inspection team, he said today The inspection team reported Tuesday that the care of animals used in ex- periments at the university showed a "marked overall im- provement" but there is still overcrowding The team which reports on care of animals at Alberta un- iversities annually said that animal rooms in the depart- Gas pipe supply still Demolition continues Little remains of the once-majestic Capitol Theatre as wrecking crews take their toll of downtown buildings Demolition of all the buildings in the three-block area of the Woodwards project is scheduled for completion by Dec 31 with construction of Leth- bridge Centre to start Jan 2 The neighboring two-block area south of 5th Avenue S where the provincial government building will go is also being cleared but no deadline has been set by the province for that work Construction of the new provincial administration building is expected to begin early in the new year Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A shortage of plastic pipe for natural gas co-operatives that looked like it was over is not, Roy Farran minister of telephones and utilities, told the Legislature Tuesday The minister had hoped to find supplies of resin necessary in the pipe's manufacture in Saskatchewan But he said the resin has not been approved by the Canadian Standards Association and that could take some time Housewives, teens9 senior citizens Volunteers needed in city There is a great need for volunteer workers in Lethbridge the co-ordmator of the Volunteer Action Centre said Tuesday Diana Bnley told a news conference that agencies in the city have been surveyed over the past two months and they report a shortage of volunteer help She said there was also a duplication of agen- cies efforts in projects and in recruiting and screening volunteers The purpose of the Volunteer Action Centre is to reduce the confusion Ms Bnley said the centre Realtor session planned in city About 300 realtors are ex- pected for the 26th annual convention of the Alberta Real Estate Association in Lethbridge at the Holiday Inn Nov 8-10 Speakers include Dr Michael Goldberg, a lecturer on urban land economics and location theory at the Univer- sity of British Columbia, Joseph Connell, secretary- general of the YMCA in Kitchener-Waterloo, and Albert Fish, of Guelph, Ont, president of the Canadian Real Estate Association Dr Goldberg will speak on land growth and environmen- tal quality a fook ahead, while Mr Connell, who has been deeply involved in youth and community work for most of his life, will deliver two talks entitled "What's the Difference9" and "Motivation Man given year in jail A Lethbridge man who pleaded guilty in provincial court Tuesday to three charges of false pretences was sentenced to one year In jail Ray Gregory Mikkelson, 21, admitted to defrauding Canada Safeway on two oc- casions of a total of and Gentlemen III Men's Wear of with worthless cheques in Our Changing Times Mr Fish will speak on the national perspective of the real estate scene Workshop sessions at the conference will include talks on the syndication of real es- tate investments, financing farm sales, management of income producing properties, salesmanship, and mortgaging Most of the convention func- tions will be held at the Holi- day Inn, with a president's ball set for the El Rancho and a "Whoop-Up Daze" ball at the Civic Centre 3 injured A two-car collision on Scenic Drive late Tuesday night resulted in three super- ficial injuries and damage Patricia A Kraskey, 1407 6th Ave N was driving south on Scenic Drive when her car was in collision at 16th Street S with a semi-trailer driven by John Chartrand of Calgary The Kraskey vehicle was spun around and turned over Mrs Kraskey and her two passengers, Cyprian Lomas, 7, and Maxeen Lomas, 5, suf- fered very minor bumps and bruises grew out of an Opportunities For Youth project this summer She said other agen- cies had asked OFY members where they could get spare volunteers for their own pro- jects Chris Ross, director of the Centre for Personal and Com- munity Development (former- ly Lethbridge Family Ser- said the city is now big enough that it needs co- ordination of volunteer ef- forts The need was recogniz- ed in the survey done by the OFY project, he said Ms Bnley said the need for co-ordination had existed for some time, but no agency could act on its own because a volunteer centre would be a full-time job VAC has receiv- ed interim funding for three months from Sept 15 to Dec 15 from the Assumption Parish social action com- mittee Applications for further funding have been made to the City of Lethbridge for a civic grant and to Local Initiatives Projects with the support of the city Dr Ross said further funding had been applied for becar.se at least three people would have to be paid to run the centre the co-ordmator, a secretary, and a program worker Ms Briley said the centre would interview people interested in volunteering and try to match them with groups which most urgently needed their skills and where they would derive the most satisfaction She said the centre and In- formation Lethbridge with which the centre currently shares space, could gauge areas of greatest neea in volunteers and programs she said and perhaps initiate new programs VAC is now operating in the Yates Memorial Centre, and has a long list of projects and organizations needing volunteers Ms Bnley ex- pects volunteers from teenagers and senior citizens, but she also wants to mobilize housewives and others who are not part of the work force but could only give limited amounts of time County will report on Monarch water A report including costs of upgrading and repairing the Monarch water system will be drawn up by the County of Lethbridge for presentation to the Monarch Water Users Association The study will also detail the responsibilities of the county, which delivers water to the Monarch tower, and the association, which has authority over distribu- tion from the water tower, in the maintenance and ser- vice of the water supply system The county decided to make the report after a meeting Tuesday night with executive members of the water users association The meeting was called after water samples taken and analysed by the Barons-Eureka Health Unit show- ed that haphazard chlormation of the water supply could result in contamination harmful to humans Several of the samples tested showed bacterial levels sufficiently high to warrant improvement in chlormation technique At present, chlorine is added manually An automatic chlorinating unit may be one of the improvements made to the water system but county councillors were also informed that repairs are re- quired to the community cistern, the water tower and pump house LCI council lists goals Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute school council Tuesday laid the ground work for recommendations to be made to the public school board on educational goals Areas of concern, consensus showed were increased emphasis on computation skills and communication skills in the schools, the need for major changes in the direction of fitness, physical education programs that include the development of life-long skills attention to early childhood services, attention to special groups and their needs and communi- ty involvement of schools in the community and of the community in the schools Meanwhile about 1 500 prospective rural gas customers will be disap- pointed this year and about the same number next year The province has its research council working on a sub- stitute for the polyethylene pipe used now but does not know when it might be ready Fred Peacock, minister of industry and commerce, said there were pipe shortages in Canada and the United States because of tremendous increases in demand for the pipe The outlook for 1974 may ac- tually be better than it looked a few weeks ago Mr Farran then said suppliers were warning that they could only supply pipe at the 1973 levels That would have meant only homes instead of could be hooked up under the provincial program It now appears enough pipe can be found for 8 500 customers Co-ops affected next year include ones at Cardston, Taber Coutts and Lethbridge The two major utilities com- panies will also be affected Lethbridge residents healthier Lethbridge residents were healthier in the first nine months of 1973 than they were at the same time last year, a report of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital indicated Tuesday Presented to hospital board members, the report shows patient-days to Sept 30 and operations com- pared to patient-days and operations last fall Also included in the report, (with 1972 totals in brackets) are Obstetric cases, 492 (471) medicine, psy- chiatric, 415 surgery, 2516 pediatrics, 699 and newborn infants, 383 (360) ment of psychology lacked adequate air change One room was overcrowded especially in light of the above the team said It recommended the un iversity s animal welfare committee 'consider ways of avoiding unnecessary over- crowding of animals even on short term experiments Dr W A Cochrane deputy minister of health services and H N Vance director of veterinary services als'o recommended the university establish a separate animal care budget as a means of providing closer scrutm> of experiments involving animals Their report said it appeared 'uncertain who was in charge of animals for a biological sciences depart ment experiment We recommend that the animal welfare committee assure that individual responsibility for the animals be very ex- plicit The team said it reviewed files of previous inspections and that 'a marked overall improvement in the Spy Hill facility at Calgary and the University of Lethbridge have been achieved Dogs beware; catcher back on job Normal patrols by the city dog catcher will resume Thur- sday the city community ser- vices department announced today Renovation work at the ex hibition grounds fire hail be- ing used as a temporary loca- tion for the animal shelter has been completed Work on the approaches to the 6th Avenue S bridge fore ed the closure earlier in Oc- tober of the river valley shelter leaving the nty without a dog pound until the temporary pound could be in- stalled at the exhibition grounds A new animal shelter will be built on city-owned land at 26th Avenue N off 13th Street this winter Tax course scheduled A nine-week course on in- come tax study will start at the Lethbridge Community College Friday The course sponsored by the LCC and a tax consulting firm, H and R Block, will give special emphasis to all areas of income tax for farmers including changes affecting 1973 returns and capital gains tax There are three classes each week Ad insert to promote city across the country In terms of economic development, Lethbridge has quite a struggle on its hands to keep from being completely overshadowed by Calgary and Edmonton, says the city's economic development of- ficer "Talk to anyone outside the immediate area about Alber- ta, and they immediately think of Calgary and Ed- monton and that's says Dennis O'Connell To get around this handicap, the city has to tell its story every chance it gets, he says "If we are to attract invest- ment capital not only from within Canada, but from other sources, we have to make anyone in a position to influence investment, aware of the investment oppor- tunities in Lethbridge And that is one of the big reasons the city will be featured in a 12-page insert in the Dec 1 edition of the Financial Post The editorial content of the special edition will include pictures and stones of development taking place in the city and material on the local economy, Mr O Connell said It's being prepared by Lien Palmer and Associates, public relations counsellors in the city, who were hired for the job by the Financial Post The edition is being paid for by advertisements by local firms, said Mr O'Connell The city will also have an ad in the edition The city had had its story told once before in the Finan- cial Post m 1970, and Mr 0 Connell feels the developments in the last 3'i years are due in part to that special edition in the weekly national business publication The Financial Post is probably the most widely cir- culated and most influential business publication in he says His office will get about 000 copies of the edition for distribution The Financial Post itself goes out to Cana- dian chartered banks and government trade missions all over the world Talking generally about development in the city, Mr O'Connell said the city has been in an area of great ex- pansion in the past few years He said he doesn't see the kinds of dramatic developments such as the Woodwards-province down- town project repeating themselves, but there may be just as dramatic developments in other areas "We're anticipating some very dramatic an- nouncements m the manufac- turing area in the next six months, he said ;