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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 _ THE UTHSRIDGE h'ERAlD Wednesday, September 9, 1970 Citizen Claims Herbicide Dangerous To Students Superintendent Tells School Board meeting before the regular council session. Mrs. Don Ferguson told coun- cil the grounds at Lakevicw School had been'sprayed early Use of what was termed a potentially dangerous herbicide on a school ground was brought before city council Tuesday during a public "town hall" Long Hair Matter Heard By Council City council was told Tues- day at a public "town hall meeting that a local eating es- tablishment was guilty of dis- crimination against male cus- ;omers with long hair. Mrs. Joan Puckett Poppy And Appeal Approved City council permission to Tuesday gave the General per Stewart Branch .No. 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion to hold its annual poppy day Nov. 7. The week preceding Nov. 11 will also be proclaimed Re- membrance week and the pop- pv flag will fly at city hall. Approval for this year's Uni- ted Appeal campaign was given by city council at jV.- meeting. The campaign, which begins Sept 14, will be officially en- dorsed by Mayor Andy Ander- son and the progress of the donations will again be charted on a thermometer, at 4th Ave. and 7th St. S. On Dean's List Patricia third-ysar Ann Thacker, a student at Fresno iniru-ytscu State College in California, has been named to the Dean's list for the spring 1970 semester with marks above 3.5 on a point scale. She attended Senator Ger- shaw High School and the Left- bridge Community College be- fore enrolling at FSC. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thacker of Bow Island. asked council for some action to rec- iify a situation in which she said a class of persons was be- ing unfairly treated. It was, she said, a violation of the Alberta Human Rights Act involving the civil rights of a class of persons who are identified only because of their manner of dress and the length of their hair. There was some discussion among the aldermen on wheth- er the act made reference to this type of person and wheth- er it could be enforced in this instance. Alderman Jim Anderson sug gested that direction as to the enforcement of the Human Rights Act would have to come from the attorney-general's de- partment. ast week with the ester herbicide similar to one thought to be responsible for >ene mutations. The work was done, she said, before school and the children were warned only after school iad started that they should avoid playing or. the grass, and even then the reason given was ,hat the grass would turn brown if it were walked on. Mrs. Ferguson said she had contacted the Lethbridge. re- search station to get more in- formation about the herbicide but was told that the station was interested in the effective- ness of the herbicide in killing weeds and had done no re- search into its effect on human beings. She was told to contact the department of agriculture and has done so. No reply has been received as yet. Tom Nutting, city manager, told The Herald the matter is under investigation and that he would be "very surprised" if the parks and recreation de partment, which did the spray- ing, had used a dangerou chemical. The department, he said, has to comply with provincial regu- lations and use of herbicides is carefully supervised. He said he intends to pay particular attention to the cir cumstances under which the herbicide was applied. Administration Study Tabled Expenditure of for once they were establish study to analyse the develop- ed. ment process within the city's administration was tabled at meeting of council pending clarification of the possibility that the study might be included in the forthcoming Urbanization Task Force on and the Future. The study would be designed to assist in developing goals and policies for the city to fol- low and to provide a means of evaluating the effectiveness of the administration of these pol- JOIN NAVY LEAGUE CADETS BOYS 11 TO 13 YEARS WEDNESDAYS 7 to 9 p.m. RCSC 'CHINOOK' 17th SI. ond 10th Ave. S. on No. 3 But Route NAVAL TYPE TRAINING DISCIPLINE CITIZENSHIP OPENING FOR 50 BOYS Alderman V e r a Ferguson suggested that the work under taken in the study might fal within the terms-of reference of the Task Force, recent! proposed by Premier H a r r Strom. AW. Joe Balla pointed ou that the city's cost to partic: pate in the Task Force stud would be compared witt the alloted in the budge for the city's study. It was agreed this possibilit should be investigated. The Task Force is a plannet three-year study still in tb planning stages which woul examine all aspects of urban life. Costs are to be shared b all three levels of govenunen >Tach participating city wi submit proposals on the loc. problems' it wishes to have t have included. Ideas In School Administration Outlined Public school district admin- Lrative re-organization is not lished. The Lethbridge public school >ard Tuesday evening heard ibstantial reports from Dr. P. Larson, schools superin- ndent, in which he suggested new system of school trustee- dministrator-teacher relations ind decision-making processes, ind new ideas on public in- olvement in education. One major proposal would ee a 15 to 25-rncmber plan- ing and development commit- ee, on which members of the en'eral public would sit in ma: ority. About a quarter ol the com- littee's number would be high ehool students. The primary purpose of the ommittee would be to make ong-range plans through which IB school system could best meet the needs of its students. It would consider the ade- uacy and effectiveness of the otal existing school program, d submit proposals and rec- mmendations for improve- ments and adjustments to the chool board for its considera- ion and action. It would meet at least three or four times a year, and mem- Mrs could be appointed for erms of several years. Trustee Dr. Doug McPnerson uggested the committee could priate programs and policies to attain them. The school district adminis- tration, including superinten- dent and department directors, would work with both the board and the professional staff to institute the programs so developed. Teachers and administrators would in general be primarily esponsible for carrying out rograms; llrey would also be xpected to play a part in de- eloping suitable programs and lolicies to propose to the board its final decision. All personnel, no matter hat then- primary jobs, would be formulated by advertising interested volunteers who vould then be appointed, in- tead Dr. Larson sug- representative of 'pecific city groups such as the Chamber of commerce, home and school, trades and labor council, service clubs, women's clubs and other groups. Trustee Bill Brown said me n e e d in such a committee would be for a "just people' kind of person, not one with a specific interest. Since the new School Act places a greater responsibility [or operation of schools at the local level, and provides for more community involvement substantial re-organization o most decision-making systems will now undergo change. Teachers are to be more di rectly included in decision anc policy discussions, and a more community oriented milieu o policy makers will be de- veloped. Trustees, the elected publii representatives, would be pri marily responsible for estab- lishing the broad purposes o education and adopting appro Neiv Directors At Meeting The Lethbridge public chool board meeting Tuesday vening was a first in its new rganizational setup, as the iree special department direc- ors were in attendance. Dr. George Bevan, director of uiTiculum and instruction; Gerry Probe, director of lersonnel and material re- ources; and Bob Gall, direc- jx of school services will in uture attend all board meet- ngs, as resource personnel to answer questions from trustees n their areas of responsibility Dr. Bevan and Dr. Probe ave just been awarded their oetorates, and Mr. Gall is lalfway through his doctoral jrogram and expects to re eive his Ph.D. next fall. Secretary treasurer Mack Crumley has been' designatec irector of business affairs. Investigation Continues Into Refrigerator Deaths Drug Charge Brings Fine Bernd Paul Brauer, 22, o Sparwood, B.C., pleaded guilt in magistrate's court in Pinch er Creek Tuesday to possessio of hashish and was fined He was arrested in Waterto Sept. 7 along with Frank Lain Poch, 22, of Blairmore. Poch will appear in magis trate's court in Waterton Sep 12 to face a charge of posse, sion of hashish. be involved directly at some point in development of the pol- icies that would affect them. The proposals were approved in principle by trustees, and will now be taken to the sys- tem's co-ordinating committee for further study. (The corn- mittee comprises representa- tives of the board, its admin- istrators, teachers and princi- pals.) A final draft of these policies will be developed and present- ed to the board during the next few months. Attendance Policy Reviewed New (although little- hanged) attendance policies vere proposed Tuesday to the public school board, nd will likely be approved fol- owing review by teachers and >rincipals. The policies note that stu- ents must legally attend chool until they are 16 years f age under the new School They also state that the pri- mary responsibility for insur- ng that a student attends chool rests with the parents and the student, and not with he school district. If the policies are adopted, high school students who miss cHool with no acceptable ex- cuse will be reported to their iarents at the principal's dis- :retion. Following five days' absence, a. student may be suspended and after 10 days will auto- matically be suspended. Par- ents must be notified of the rea- sons why, and requirements for reinstatement. The policy proposal notes that some absences, even ol many days, are excusable, anc adds that there may be cases requiring special consideration in which case the principa may at his discretion grant ful credits. Junior high school students will fall under a similar policy except that parents will be regularly informed of their child's absences. Trustees noted that legally students more than 16 years o age would not be required to attend school regularly bu the school would be under n obligation to grant "credits to .udents who missed classes. Dr. George Bevan, the dis- trict's new director of curri- ulum and instruction, said no policy finally adopted should too restrictive. "Not all students need to at- end school constantly in order o learn their required pro- be said, "although they hould certainly attend regu- arly. "However, at the same time t is not sensible t'. expell these good students simply because hey miss a number of days of chool, because then we lose good students. "At the same time, perhaps he poor student who misses too many days of classes may be missing them because he is discouraged' abou' his poor marks and he needs help then, not expulsion." He said substantial flexibil- ity was necessary to best serve the students. Trustees Bill Brown agreed, but added that attendance still ted to be fairly strict, since many students enter the labor force directly following their graduation, and must then abide by a highly. time-orient- ed working system where they must go to work punctually. _ A lax attendance policy, he said, would allow them to develop bad habits. Summer Programs Hinted There is a good possibility that the Lethbridge public school district will experiment next summer with special sum- mer programs to meet the needs of school-age students. Dr. o. P. Larson, public schools superintendent, has sent a special memo to city schools explaining a new pro- vincial department of educa- tion program in which ap- proved innovation projects will tw financed on a 50-50 split be- tween the government and the local school district. 'Now that our summer holi- days have been extended from eight weeks to 10 weeks as a result of the divided school year, it would seem highly de- sirable, for us to develop rath- er extensive summer pro- Dr. Larson said Such programs might include courses in music, art, drama recreation, driver education, emedial programs, special en- richment programs tor top stu- dents and other academic and vocational courses. Teachers and principals are being asked by Dr. Larson to discuss any ideas they have for other innovative projects with :heir principals and himself or ;he administrative directors in ie school district office. More Gty News On Page 25 HARDWARE The RCMP are still investi- gating the Aug. 16 deaths of two Redcliff girls, aged six and eight, whose nude bodies were found in a refrigerator at one of the girls' homes. An RCMP spokesman said they are trying to determine if foul play was involved in the 2 for 1 Sale onThurs.Sept.lO deaths of Lorri Ann Sackman, six, and her cousin Wanda May Sackman, eight. No arrests lave been made. A pathologist's report earlier indicated the children's bodies wre marks of having been molested prior to death. The'wet bathing suits of the girls were found in the refriger- ator and the bodies were in a sitting position. Horse Show Starts Here Thursday The Rotary Horse Show fea- ;uring Den Weisen and his horse Perfecto will present three evening shows and a Sat- urday matinee, Thursday, Fri- day and Saturday. Evening serformances begin at 7 p.m. The matinee Saturday is at 1 p.m. Each show will be different but will include the feature at- traction, which will last about 15 minutes. Perfecto is the only horse to have performed on stage at Carnegie Hall. This year's show has approxi- mately 275 entries with 105 classes, and about 175 horses. Tickets for the matinee are for evening performances reserved seats are and with a few rush seast avail- able. Tickets are available at the Exhibition Box office. 2 LOCATIONS SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS 2021 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-8161 1705 Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 328-7751 Cool Days Southern Albcrtans will expe- rience cooler temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, as a cool high pressure system builds into the forecast area. Temperatures should range around 60 above during the day, dropping to 35 at night. Some cloud is expected but no precipitation is forecast. Winds should be westerly 20 and gusty. Lethbridge received a total of .68 of an inch of precipita- tion Tuesday, with the daytime high temperature reaching 57 degrees, dropping to 37 degrees overnight. THEIR ENTIRE APPLIANCE DEPARTMENT Stock Of Appliances And Home Entertainment Products Prices Slashed Everything Must Go ._______ 30" WiSTINGHOUSE CLEANING RANGE Reg. g93 70 Close-Out Price I W Including Factory Service 30" DELUXE WESTINGHOUSE FULLY AUTOMATIC FULLY DAUftE KANOt Reg. 259.95 1 84 07 Close-Out Price...... IWTeW I Including Factory Service S3" WESTINGHOUSl 1NSoANNT' TV SET Reg. Close-Out Price.......... OU Including Factory Service 23" WESTINGHOUSE COLONIAL SOANN INSANT- TV SET Reg. Close-Out Plice Including Factory Service BTU WESTINGHOUSE AIR CONDITIONER Reg. 269.95 Close-Out Special 40 Including Factory Service JO" WESTINGHOUSE INSTANT-ON TW CtT PORTABLE 1 With UFH Tuning Reg. 239.95. Close-Oul Price w Including Factory Service 3 PUSH BUTTON WESTINGHOUSE PORTABLE DISHWASHER Reg. 5219 Cloie-Out Price.......... Including Factory Service HEAVY DUTY WESTINGHOUSE AUTOMATIC DRYER Reg. 199.95 139.77 Close-Out Price....... I I I Including Factory Servim 25" WESTINGHOUSE INsrT COLOR TV 757.80 Including Factory Service Reg. Close-Out Price WESTINGHOUSE CONTEMPORARY STEREO (Slightly Marked) Seg. 369.95 1 07 AQ Closc-Out Price Including Factory Service HEAVY DUTY WESTINGHOUSl WASHER DRYER Top of the line Harvest Gold. Red. 709.90 CnQT Close-Out Price I Including Factory Service HEAVY DUTY WESTINGHOUSE AUTOMATIC WASHER (Antique Copper) Reg. 399.95. Close-Out Pr.ce Including Factory Service WESTINGHOUSE 1 DOOR REFRIGERATOR 13.8 co. ft.. Frost Free, Avocado. Reg. 419.00. S367 Close-Out I Including Factory Service 13 5 CU. FT. WESTIHGHOUSI REFRIGERATOR 289.95. Close-Out Price "'fc Including Factory Service These Are Just A Few Of The Many Close-Out Bargains All Merchandise Covered By Wettinghoust Factory Warranty. TERMS ARRANGED AIL SALES FINAl FREE DELIVERY B E HARDWARE 414 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-35 T 4 (FORMERLY lYU'S HARDWARE) ;