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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wsdneiday, September 8, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HHAU) 27 Students stage protest EDMONTON (CP) Teach- ers caught in a dispute over extra-c u r r i c u I a r activities could be made the scapegoats, Noel Sommerville, president of stage protest Teachers may be made scapegoats over extra-curricular activities CP) the Edmonton Public School for the teachers because to argue tlic distinction be- projects sponsored by teachers, ferencc that many of Lhe teach- tion rather than said tion would Ottawa girl gambler LONDON (CP) One night bird who will not he losing money at London's newest gambling joint is beautiful Ca- nadian Darlene Spicer. She'll be behind the blackjack table dealing the cards. The 51.8 million Park Lane Casino, set up by night club veteran Leo Fonts and boxing promoter Jack Solomons, ob- viously has a valuable asset in Ottawa-born Darlene. Her four months in England have been spent learning the ttadc behind the gaining tables of the nearby Playboy Club. In addition, shapely Darlene has the looks to at- tract any spendthrift to her table. "It's a hard life with long she said amid the Louis XV style setting nf the new casino. "But the people you meet in the business are usually very amusing, although you have to be able to take care of yourself when customers Ret a bit friendly." Working as a croupier is a long step from her job in To- ronto in advertising. "I'm really a jack of all she said, sipping champagne at the club's press preview Tuesday. "I never used lo be happy doing just one thing. That's why I moved around a lot from job to job." At 24, Darlene has packed in a lot of, living since leaving school six years ago. Various jobs came her way in Canada and West Germany where her lather was stationed wilh the Canadian armed lorces before she "just hopped on a plane to England." Craps, baccarat and black- jack arc a few of the games featured in the new club, de- scribed by owners Hyde Park- Casinos Ltd. as "London's most exclusive and luxurious gaming club." Television profits are down WASHINGTON (AP) United Stales lelevision broad- casting profits shrank IB per cent in 1970 to 5454 million be- cause of stagnating revenues and rising costs, the federal Communications Commission said. Fnr the three national net- works the picture was even grimmer. Profits declined 46 per cent from the 1869 level to million, the report said. The industry reported reven- ues of ?2.31 billion in 1970, up only 0.4 per cent from 1969. Meanwhile industry expense rose at a rale of five per cent over reflecting industry ef- forts at curtailment, the FCC said. Revenues of the network- owned stations declined 3.4 per cent io M12 million while profits declined 12.1 per cent to million. The olher stations in the in- dustry increased their revenues 17 per cent over 19G9 to SI.35 billion but suffered a 12.G-pcr- cenf decline in profits lo million. The Ihrce national TV net- works reported a ?2-millicn d. dine in expenditures for news and public affairs to S115 mil- lion. Baby girl defeats odds and shocks dad SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Donald Bailey of Spokane ex- pressed shock when his wife gnvc birth to a baby girl Sun- day it wns the firsl girl born in Ihc family in three genera- tions. "I was Bnilcy said. "There was no question in my mind but what it would be a boy." A mnlh.imrliri.in had told Tl.iilcy (lie chances ngninst Ihe first Kirl liorn in the family 'iiicr liliU) to nnc, bul. Itnilcy said hr. and his wile "Ihink we'll keep" Jennifer Dawn. the Edmonton Public School local for the teachers, said to- day. The dispulc came lo a head at McNally Composite High School last Friday, when about 200 students staged a protest on the school lawn about a de- crease in extra-curricular ac- tivities because teachers would not take on as many supervi- sion duties as in previous years. All students were back in classes today. THINGS CHANGED "The assumption of admin- istration is that things will go on as they always have and the assumption of the kids is that things will go on as they always he told a news conference- "But things have changed." Specifically, JM said, the changes have been an in- creased academic work load for 1 h e teachers teaching staff in Public Schools has been duccd by 170. For example, said P Clooney, secretary trcas of the local, the teaching staff at McNally was cut to 62 teach- ers from G8 last year. The ex- pected decrease in the number of students was about 2r Tejchers now must more time with assigned duties and preparation in connection with their academic load, said. The local passed a resolution last May asking the board for a definitive statement on expectations wilh regard to ex- tra-curricular activities. The reply from the b said extra-curricular activ always have operated by dedicalion of the teachers, he said. The association has tended use ton re-J. irer argue the distinction between curricular and extracurricular activities should be eliminated, he said. Some o[ the richest and most fruitful learning experiences for some children and sponsored by teachers, they have assumed the status of established recreation activities in the community. It might be possible to slop all this kind of activity in the srlvjols and turn it over to that many of Lhe teachers have been without a contract since September, 1970. "I think this indicates that the teachers Irope to settle their differences by rather than said Walter Hughes. "We tliink it best teachers negotiate directly with the boards that hire them Mr. Hughes said the would continue to tight legislation wlu'ch allows regional bargaining, and hopes to make a presentation this fall to the new minister of education. came through the clubs or other cx-ber activities. WANT BOARDS The teachers want either the hoards or even the public recrealional groups "but I doubt if it would be any less expensive." Bill Moysa, principal of harvest .ies Jon whether extra curricu-lar activities "are frills or not." Activities that might be cut hark would vary from Composite, said that until this year the school has had the flexibility to make concessions in the amount of break previous ion school, he said. They might include such things as time for those who were engaged in coaching (CP) There arc Qu'Appclle-Moosu Mountain) liuth lo reports that a football, basketball with the reductions that Canada's asked whether the govern- war i.s developing among ex-ard after-school sports and coaching activities, stamp and photography clubs and so on, Dr. B. T. Keeler, the school no longer coi'ld do so and those who were engaged in coaching also would carry a lull haiTest this year will be the biggest on record despite damage caused by Bertha plans lo provide emergency payments to formers whose rapeseed was damaged Mr. Olson said this is buying Canadian rapeseed. Olto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian wheat board, said some countries have of Ihe Alberta Agriculture Minister special faxes on rape- Association, said that Olson told the These had been protested the extra-curricular Calgary, the president Murla Li s Canada and were still under started as voluntary the association told a news con- Richard R. Southam whether there is SIMPSONS-SEARS Big Fashion Value! ITALIAN WOOL KNIT SUITS Here theyarc... the knits llml you'll wear happily from dawn to dusk. Casual yet elegant, they show off your good lastc and fashion know-how. Choose them for wear everywhere. Our Italian fashionables are imported especially for you', the woman of discrimination. The woman who knows good fashion value. Choose from Fall's favourite colours in stripes, space dyes or plains. All in pure wool; sizes 8-20 in the group. And aU, both two piccers and pant suits, at the one low price of A fraction of what you'd expect to pay! 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