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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE September Try to save Canadian short story produces new literary magazine By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer With no funds and only a typewriter and a few short stories to operate with, a Lethbridge school teacher has set out to publish Canada's first national short story magazine. Louis Burke registered the magazine with the copyright office in Ottawa and intends to publish four issues of the new magazine in 1975. The first issue is to hit the newstands in January. Short stories published in the magazine must be written by Canadian writers for Cana- dian readers and use Canadian backgrounds and themes. The stories in the magazine will be restricted to max- imum of words. While all materials must be fictional, there will be no restriction on the type of fiction published. Mr. Burke, a Catholic Central High School teacher, hopes the magazine will be used by readers to fill their spare moments during the day "I would like to replace the television ad. Instead of watching the ads, people could pick up the magazine and read a short he suggests. The idea of publishing a magazine came to Mr. Burke after he found that there wasn't a market in Canada for his short stories. Even the Canadian Broad- casting Corporation has stopped airing radio or televi- sion adaptations of Canadian short stories, Mr. Burke was shocked to discover when he forwarded a short story to the public network. During the summer, Mr. Burke contacted individuals and organizations throughout Canada and the initial response to the development of a short story magazine was enthusiastic enough to en- SUPER SPECIAL! 5-YEAR LIGHT BULBS Popular Sizes V2 Mfg. Sugg. Retail PRICE! Call Hirdwin 327-5767 DOWNTOWN courage him to shoulder the difficult task of publishing a magazine. After placing an advertise- ment this summer in the Alberta department of culture, youth and recreation bulletin, Mr. Burke received several short story sub- missions from writers in Ed- monton and Calgary and a subscription to the magazine from Saskatchewan. He intends to frame the sub- scription for the first issue of the magazine and the 50 cents that was taped to it. Annual subscriptions for four issues of the magazine sell for The major obstacle Mr. Burke faces in attempting to see his dream of a national short story magazine become a reality is finances. He has contacted several companies and provincial and federal government officials, but has been unable to obtain financial support for the magazine. Imperial Oil of Canada still nas his request under con- sideration and the Canada Council has indicated it may provide assistance for the magazine after the first four issues have been published. In the meantime, financial backing for the magazine will depend solely on subscriptions and advertising. Mr. Burke insists the first issue of the magazine will be printed in January even if "I have to pay for it myself." He expects to print between and copies of the first issue. The magazine is to be operated on a non-profit basis with printing and distribution expenses having first right to any income. After the expenses have been taken care of, writers will be rewarded and prizes for student writers will be es- tablished. If the magazine revenue ex- ceeds its expenses, rewards to writers and awards to students, the remainder of the profits will be used to provide scholarships for students of Canadian literature. The Canadian Short Story Magazine "is not another academic Mr. Burke points out. "It is intended to be a magazine able to com- pete with any part of the com- munications network." Stories written by beginners, established amateurs and professionals, young and old will be seriously considered, he maintains. "The material for con- sideration is welcome from ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SdnmttHH. 2225th SI. S. Phone 328-4095 UHIROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA 40 RADIAL tonclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR CONTROL' 12% MORE TRACTION AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE TABEB CALGARY 16213.1 An. S. 1210-45ft Aw. I.E. Phow 327 5985 PtoM Z8-344J 276-5344 any part of Canada." Mr. Burke believes the magazine will be able to main- tain a high standard of qual- ity because it will be receiving written submissions from writers throughout Canada. The magazine will also provide Mr. Burke with an op- portunity to have some of his own writing published. While working in Kenya, he had between 40 and 50 short stories published. He has also written six novels but to date has not offered them for publication. Long-range plans for the magazine see it being publish- ed on a monthly basis with a team of experts deciding its content. Meanwhile Mr. Burke ad- mits all plans for the magazine depend directly on its acceptance by Canadian subscribers. "I sincerely hope there ex- ist many such individuals" who are "willing to risk two dollars in the new Canadian magazine, says Canada's newest publisher. Realizing the massive un- dertaking he has committed himself to, Mr. Burke admits there is a possibility he "will fall flat on my face." However, he believes the cause is worth the risk and tends to approach the publica- tion of the magazine with the positive attitude that a small Lethbridge enterprise may grow to national importance. Bootstrap editor Louis Burke, a Lethbridge school teacher, is attempting to publish Canada's first national short story magazine but has received only one subscription from Saskatchewan. Subscriptions and advertisements must support the magazine for the first four issues, he said. The publication is dedicated to Canadian national literature. Survey finds schools poor for mobility of handicapped City separate schools are not totally accessible to the disabled and elderly, the public school board was in- formed Wednesday. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 MIKE For Pair 371.7th Street South A recent survey of the separate schools by the Lethbridge Aid for Disabled and Elderly Citizens (LADEC) society found the school buildings do not meet the requirements of the Alberta building code. The survey showed the schools need ramps where there are now such barriers as stairs or curbs, parking spaces near building entrances designated for the handicapped and bathrooms with doors that are 32 inches wide. LADEC. in a letter, recommends that the separate school board con- sider making its school buildings more accessible. DODGE BEARINGS DODGE TYPE E PILLOW BLOCKS Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phone or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. City Scene Car demolished in crash A car that collided with a parked tow truck at 1509 3rd Ave. S. at a.m. today was completely demolished. The driver and a passenger were treated and released at Lethbridge hospital. Lethbridge city police say Glen James Olson, 21, was travelling west on 3rd Avenue when he collided with a two truck belonging to Modern Body Shop, 1511 3rd Ave. S. The truck was pushed into a light pole. Mr. Olson and Joseph Michael Semak were taken to hospital. Damage reported to Olson's car was The acci- dent is still under investigation. Decision due soon A decision must be handed down by the federal treasury board by late next week to meet requirements for construction of the million research and agricultural information com- plex for the Lethbridge Research Station. Station director Ed Andrews said Wednesday contract tenders are under review by the treasury board? The board sought a 30-day extension to the contract tender after seeing the million price tag. The project had been es- timated to cost million. Fly-a-thon delayed A fly-a-thon to raise funds for mental health, the only major event scheduled for Jaycee week in Lethbridge, Sept. 15-21, has been postponed, according to a Jaycee spokesman. Kevin Keenan, handling publicity for Jaycee week in Lethbridge, said the pilots have their private licences but need commercial licences to fly passengers. "The new tentative date for the event is Oct. 20. It will take at least until then for fhe pilots to get their commercial Mr. Keenan said. Convention begins today A joint convention of the Alberta and Montana Veterinary Medical Associations in Lethbridge today through Saturday will be divided into four discussions. Designed for practicing veterinarians, the convention at the Holiday Inn will feature papers presented by industry officials from the University of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Idaho, federal health of animal officials from Calgary and Winnipeg, Helena, Mont. Grandstand design vote set The meeting at which the Lethbridge and District Exhibi- tion Board is to choose a new grandstand design has been post- poned until Tuesday night at 8 in the Exhibition Pavilion. Originally set for this past Tuesday, it was moved ahead one week to wait for plans for the grandstand proposed for the ex- hibition complex, said Association Manager Andy Andrews. Several members of the board of directors could not attend the originally scheduled meeting, he said. German to speak on Russia A West German educator who is internationally known for his research in Soviet history and comparative education in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe is to speak at 8 p.m. at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute on the politics of education in the Soviet Union. Dr. Anweiler is a professor of education at Ruhr Universitat in Bochum, West Bermany. U of L professor on TV A University of Lethbridge professor will be host of an educational television series on the CTV network program "University of the Air" next spring. Santokh Anant associate professor of psychology, will dis- cuss the implications of a sense of belonging for child-rearing, marriage, treatment and prevention of mental illness during the series of programs beginning May 9. Chips to finance trek Students at Hamilton School will be attempting to revive interest in a historic RCMP trek by selling buffalo chips Satur- day to help finance a filming of a enactment of the journey. The students will sell the "trek designed by them, throughout the city to pay for the retracing and filming of Col. French s 1874 route to Ft. Pelly in Saskatchewan, the battlefields of Batoche connected to the Riel Rebellion and the northern trek of 1874 from Roche Percee to Ft. Edmonton. The students plan to arrive in Edmonton Oct. 27, 100 years after the originals. Three proposals approved Three approvals were granted Wednesday by the Municipal Planning Commis- sion at its regular weekly meeting. F. R. Services was given- permission to establish a business for the rental of fork lifts at 2938 7th Ave. N. Sunburst Ceramics obtained temporary approval and a six- month permit to operate a retail ceramic sales office at 1014 3rd Ave. N., while Lethbridge Beauty Shine received approval to run a business for shampooing and hand polishing of automobiles at 120 North Mayor Magrath Drive. CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL UB HEOICW.OCTTAIR06 lower PHONE 327-2S22 Jerry LZenfaUtl Institute ConsuUanl Marittt Vfltut Valuation Day VafcM 32S-i21B COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 32S-7W3 Concrete okayed to protect anthrax For optimum protection against the spread of anthrax in cattle herds, ranchers have been given the green light to pour concrete pads over hazardous areas rather than simply fence them off. Jack Homer, PC-Crowfoot, told The Herald in a telephone interview from Ottawa Wednesday Ken Wells, head of the federal health of animals branch, confirmed concrete would provide protection from the dreaded cattle disease. Anthrax is caused by spores which can live indefinitely in the soil They come to the surface under certain conditions and can cause death in livestock if the animals come in contact with the spores. Under present arrange- ments, ranchers must fence off areas where cattle have been found dead to keep other animals from contracting the disease. Mr. Horner said rancher Roy Hamilton of Youngstown suggested concrete to replace fences for better protection. "The concrete will cost more to install but the upkeep will be much less than fences." In July nine cows died from anthrax on the Hamilton ranch and another eight animals died on a Nanton area ranch in July. Mr. Horner said federal health of animal authorities are also testing a flame throwing device to rid areas of anthrax spores which, if successful, would be more feasible than fencing or ce- ment pads. Exposure count eleven earns suspended term A 24-year-old Lethbridge man who pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent exposure was given a two-year suspended sentence in provincial court Wednesday. Doral Stewart Closson, 714 10th St. S., was charged June 3 following an incident at Fritz Sick Swimming Pool. Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson told Closson one of the terms of probation would be that he stay away from public places frequented by children such as swimming pools. Closson was given a one- year suspended sentence in January after pleading guilty to 10 charges of indecent exposure. A 48-year-old Lethbridge man who pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault causing bodily harm has been remand- ed until Oct. 9 for trial. Samuel Folsdorf, 963 8th St. S., was charged Sept. 4 after a Brocket woman was assaulted. She was not seriously injured. Folsdorf is free on a promise to appear in court. A 16-year-old Lethbridge youth who pleaded guilty to stealing a motorcycle was remanded in custody until Wednesday for sentencing. Anthony Michael Tedesco was charged Sept. 3. A 16-year-old Lethbridge youth who pleaded guilty Wednesday to breaking into Vantas Economy Meat and being in possession of a stolen television and calculator was also remanded in custody until Wednesday for sentencing. Steve Csere was charged with breaking into Vantas, 904 7th Ave. S., June 27 and with possession of stolen property Sept. 9. He also pleaded guilty to theft under after a small amount of money was taken Aug. 19. Council hopeful John Gogo, 42-year-old investment company manager, announced Wednesday he will seek an aldermanic seat in next month's civic election. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE E. S. P. FOX. C.D.M. FOX LETHBBID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. 'ART STUDIO ON BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES MO mSTALLATHMS By DON BERGMAN OpwiThurMtoy Evening M pm PHONE m-0373 12th Aw. 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