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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, September 1, 1573 Activity picks un 4 west-side hcme construction to beoin WALTER KERSER Students to The population of Leih- bridge will show a Might in- crease next week as students at the University of Leth- bridge and the Lethbridgs Community College return to classes. Gait Museum changes liours Starting Tuesday the Alex- ander Gait Museum will change from summer hours to off season hours. The museum will be open from 1 p.m. to p.m. Mon- day to Friday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be closed on Saturdays. Tuesday is registration dsy IXC and classes begin the following day. U of L registration day H Wednesday. Thursday is tV.e first day of fall semester classes. Both post-secondary insti- tutions expect about the same number of students as regis- tered a year ago. LCC registered "roughly 1.000 students at this time last year and expects about 1.000 students" to enrol next v.-cck. LCC registrar Al Blak- ie told The Herald. The college doesn't take an official count of students ijn- til they have completed about 25 per cent of the course time. At the end of the fall semes- ter last year the college has KK) full time and 350 part time students. The U of L has registered 116 more new students this year than at the same time one year aao. according tr1 university statistics released Friday. Because students don't have to pro-register if attend- ed U of L classes the pre- vious year, the total number of full time students ing the university v.ill net he known until registration day. Lr.st year, students enrolled full time in the fall semester at the U of L. Tuesday at the college and Wednesday at the university also mark the beginning of Frosh Week activities. A pub. barbecue, rock dances, and a concert (open to the public) featuring folk- M'lEerR Northcc-tf and Richard Harrow arc the r.ia- ji'.r t'venis planned to wel- come new students to the university. Tho col'eae students coun- cil have orgc'nized. a corn roast on the LCC patio and a rock dance featuring The Fesling from Calgary for Wednesday. Thursday will be Bobby Sock-Greaser day on the col- lege campus and students are asked to dress accordingly. The evening will be highlight- ed by a pillow wiggle con- test. Friday is pyjama day. in- cluded will bo a tricycle race in the main hallway of LCC. LCC frosh activities will conclude Friday evening at the Beer Garden in the Exhi- bition Pavilion. Pedestrian injured BM.L GP.OEMEN photo West-side permit issued, 5 years of waiting over First family aiming for Christmas move-in date By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Early next week a tractor will chug up to a piece of ground piarked out by stakes and begin digging a basement for a new home. And local history will be made. The home that rises from that basement -noil be the first in West Lethbridge, sym- bolically signalling the end of some five years of talking, major announcements and false starts. The home will belong to Jack Peard, purchasing man- ager for Canadian Sugar Fac- tories Ltd., who Friday be- came the first parson to be issued a west-side building permit. Mr. Peard, is not too con- cerned with the historical connotations of his permit however. "We just want to get he said Friday. "We've been waiting all summer for this." Mr. Peard, who has two chil- dren, one about to attend uni- versity and the other in Grade 12, said his builder. Ted Bing- hara Construction, will be ready to roll first thing next week. He hopes to have his family in their new home at 17 Laval Boulevard by Christmas. Mr. Peard is renting now snd said he planned to go over to the west-side ever since selling his old home. His reasons for going across the river? ''It's the lowest- priced property around." And he reasons that developments such as West Lethbridge have shown a history of success in other cities and should do well here. City property administrator Tom Band, who is in charge of the sale of west-side lots says 55 options have been taken on the 112 lots available in the first two stages of the first West Letlibridge sub-di- vision. He said some buyers had cancelled their option, for one reason or another such as being transferred out of the city by their firms, but other options had been picked up to keep tbs total slowly mount- ing over the summer. Mr. Band added that the registered plan for the stage two part of the subdivision, which is the lots nearest the planned 16.6 acre lake, is ex- pected in next week, and he will then begin issuing build- ing permits for stags two as well. West Lethbridge has been on and off the drawing boards and administrative desks ever since the decision was made Navy League o to locate the university on the west side. Lots were first put up for sale about a year ago and the city decided to call the new development Westbridge. Nei- ther the name nor the lots seemed to grip the imagina- tion of the Lethbridge citi- zenry and only a handful of options were picked up. After that it was lack to the drawing boards and West- bridge disappeared to be re- placed by a new town built around a major park and lake. With announcement of final approval of construction of the 6th Avenue S. bridge, a better sales picture was assured and 21 options were snapped up on the first day. Woodwards to seal project begins year The Navy League Cadet Corps begins another year of activities Wednesday. Open boys aged 11 to 13, corps activities include sail- ing, precision inarching, study of communications methods and the corps band. Wednesday's meeting will be held at 10th Avenue and 17th Street S. in the corps' building, at p.m. A special meeting of city council has been called for p.m. Tuesday to sign a formal agreement with Wood- ward Stores Ltd. for the downtown redevelopment pro- ject. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes said Friday while all the ne- cessary legal agreements were finalized some time ago. the formal agreement is ne- cessary for municipal pur- poses. Woodward's is expected to make an announcement con- cerning detailed plans for the development the week of Sept. 10. with construction scheduled to begin January 1. GWt rejects course A separate consumer edu- cation course for Alberta high schools will not be developed. says Education Minister Lou Hyndman. .Mr. Hyndman said in an in- terview Thursday a survey of Alberta education groups shows a curriculum chang-s to include consumerism is not warranted. There was general agree- ment that when young people compbted their education, they should be perceptive and informed consumers, he said. But there was a definite dif- ference of opinion on how this should be accomplished. Many groups felt consumer education should not be a sep- arate course, but that studies of consumer ism already taught in courses such as so- cial studies and health should be increased. Others felt that at least 50 per cent of con- sumer education should be taught at home. Mr. Hyndman said the de- partment would be most re- ceptive to school board re- quests to develop their own local courses. Hustling home What do you expect for the first cold spell of the school year? A new Grade 1 student hustling to get home Friday afternoon should look a litle dishevelled. Thi? is six-year-old Steven Grcham, of 1258 6th Ave. A S. The weatherman holds out a chance that the slicker and overshoes won't be needed Sunday and Monday, Labor Day. He predicts sunnier weather, with temperatures reaching 70 degress. South nurses await aw ard by conciliation board Nurse's wage negotiations affecting both Lethbridge hos- pitals and four others in Southern Alberta have com- pleted conciliation board hearings, an official with the Alberta Association Of Reg- istered Nurses said Friday. Robert Donahue, assistant employment relations officer. Edmonton, said the board is now writing an award which will be discussed by repre- sentatives of 51 Alberta hospi- tals. The meeting has been set for Sept. 11. The bargaining affects 104 part and finis nurses in St. Mich-sol's Hospital and 96 in the Lethbridge Municipal. The AAIW and (he Alberta Association are the two hr.rgaininc; units which have been involved in the con- ciliation hoard hearings. Provincial money guaranteed, pre-school project rolling A 63-yebr-cld Lethbridge man, Conrad Prusak, 735 12th O. A N., is sheltered from the rain as ho wails for an ambulance Friday afternoon, Mr. Prusak is in sat- isfactory condition ioday in St. Michael's General Hos- was injured after hs was struck by a truck cs he was walking across 7th Si. S., in the 400 block. The truck was driven by Julius Kovcici, 44, of the Lethbridge district. By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer An early childhood services experimental project for chil- dren coping with physical or mental handicaps has receiv- ed the green light from the provincial government. "We have been assured of grant approval and on that, basis we are going ahead and operating the F. G. Cart-wright, director of pupil personnel services for the public school board, said in an interview. Registration will be held Tuesday at the General Stewart School. are still concerned about how much money we're going to get from the he says. A decision on the amount of the grant is expected to be made next week by the pro- vincial governments' early childhood services proposal review committee. The grant is based on the number of students in the course, but the committee hasn't decided how much the project will be granted per child. The Lethbridge Public School Board agreed Aug. 3 to meet any deficit of the project over and above the government grant. The local public school sys- tem has projected an enrol- ment of 20 youngsters in the program and has already con- firmed 17 registrations. If more than 20 children are found to need the ser- vices of the early childhood project than another submis- sion will b2 made to the gov- ernment for further funding, Mr. Cartwright suggests. "It appears that 20 meets the immediate needs of young- sters in the area with particu- lar learning difficulties. The rest can be serviced by a regular he says. The learning difficulties of children accepted in tic course stem from language, hearing, physical, and emo- tional problems. Some of the youngsters have problems with walking be- cause of inaccurate judgment of distance and others can't distinguish between left, and right. Classes In the project will be directed toward alleviating these difficulties before the children face more serious learning and language prob- lems in elementary school. The project will operate under an early childhood ser- vices advisory committee made up of parents and rep- resentatives of local health and service agencies. Tim parents of ths children in the project will name (our members to the board after their first parent meeting this month. Parental involvement Is ontt of the goals of the project. It is hoped parents will be- come involved with the chil- dren in ths classroom and I list the teachers in the pro- ject will visit, the homes of the children. ;