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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta GLASGOW RETURN DAY EXCURSION EFFECTIVE NOV. 1, 1972 For bookings and further Information conlad ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRl VILLAGE MALL PhONE 320-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, September 14, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 28 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 "Do you hovi a tpert pair of glcMM for holiday The Craig case Doctor was by police, government By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer Police and government offi- cials were "out. to get" Dr. David Craig, an Edmonton phy- sician charged with fraud and criminal negligence, a director of the Alberta Human Bights and Civil Liberties Association claimed here Wednesday. Dr. Craig Armstrong, of the University of Alberta, speaking to a luncteon meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, charged that Dr. Craig was a "maverick" who had make life uncomfortable for the police and others in authority by criticizing existing methods of treatment of drug addicts. .SEIZED FILES He also charged that police improperly obtained informa- tion about the 300 drug addicts who Dr. Craig's patients by seizing his entire files. He said there must be an in- quiry into the "complete in- competence" in the attorney general's department responsi- ble for tlie case against Dr. Craig. NO COMMENT Sam Friedman, deputy attor- ney general, declined comment when asked by The Herald if an inquiry is contemplated. He said only Attorney Gen- eral Mew Leitch could comment in the Craig case but the at- torney general was out of town until Monday and not avail- able. Dr. Craig was arrested In January and charged with defrauding the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission and criminal negligence in the deaths of four drug addicts. All charges were later dropp- ed. Dr. Armstrong charged that the attorney general "jumped" on Dr. Craig with insufficient evidence and after numerous court adjournments had to drop the charges. STOOD UP Instead of seizing files on all of Dr. Craig's patients, tie police could have taken only files on the four drug ad- dicts who's deaths were involv- ed in charges. While the Canadian Medical Association denounced the treatment of Dr. Craig as "in- the Alberta Medical Association "could have done a lot more" to stand up for Dr. Craig, he said. Dr. Armstrong was asked whether Dr. Craig will testify about the medical association and the case before a legisla- tive committee currently look- ing into associations governing professions and occupations. Dr. Craig will not testify about the AMA for fear of re- prisals from his medical col- leagues, Dr. Armstrong re- plied. Hearing told 6of need' to increase milk prices By niCIIARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer Milk producers and processors stated their case before the Al- berta Public Ulib'ties Board here Wednesday as part of the province-wide hearings to de- termine if a price increase in milk is warranted. Both processors and produc- ers say they need an increase, in the price of raw milk to off- set rising labor costs and other expenses. That also means a price increase to the consumer. Wages in local milk proces- sing plants have increased 15 per cent in the last two years, processors testified. "With the 1961 prices equal- ling an index of 100, wages and benefits have risen by some 100 per cent while the price of a quart of milk has risen only 35 per cent in the last the processors claimed. Milk prices were increased last September to 31 cents a quart and 59 cents per half gal- lon of homogenized milk. The previous price increase was in June, 1970. Native society president quits The president of the Native Friendship Society of Southern Alberta resigned his post at a board meeting Wednesday. Nelson Small Legs, a Peigan band council member and :ourt worker for Native Coun- selling Services, said he had too many duties to effectively work as president of the society. The vacancy was filled by v i c e-presidant Agnes Smith, also of the Peigan reserve. Three new board members were appointed to replace three others who stepped down when It was earlier noted that they .were staff members of a NFSSA federally-financed pro- ject. This contravened a soci- ety bylaw wlu'ch outlaws staff members from sitting on the board. The new members are: Philip Aberdeen, a Blood band social worker; Donna Keewa- tin, of Lethbridge; and Carrie Cotton of Brocket. BE SURE TO ATTEND THE LiTHBRIDGE SYMPHONY WOMEN'S IEAGUE 11IK ANNUAL HARVEST FLAIR BALL Sept. 16rh 9 P.M. Holiday Inn Complement your Partner's Ensemble with a beautiful CORSAGE from 'PRAGUE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 -6th St. S. Phono 327-5747 Bill Head, Lethbridge Friend- ship Centre executive director, said an additional grant had been received from the sec- retary of stale's department. A letter accompanying the grant indicated additional funds will be forthcoming later. The board also decided to ap- proach city car dealers for the donated use. of a vehicle for the Friendship''Centre. The centre currently has no vehicle with which to conduct its business. The board also indicated It would welcome a vehicle car or panel truck donated by the public. The vehicle does not have to be new as the board felt the ve- hicle could probably be ser- viced regularly by automotives trainees at the Lethbridge Cor- rectional Institute. Donna Keewatin was ako appointed to the three-member emergency board committee which is empowered to make quick decisions whenever ne- cessary. The dairy farmers also testi- fied that labor costs and other expenses are causing diminish- ed returns with the present' price scale. NO HELP Terry Bocock, president of the Alberta Milk Producer's As- sociation, told the board: "If we are to attract competent help, we must offer good wages and working conditions." Area dairy farmers said they offer to per month plus housing accommodation, utilities, unemployment insur- ance, pension plan and milk to their hired hands. Louis Pavau, who operates a dairy farm north of Lethbridge, said, "it doesn't matter what you offer, the help is still not available." Dick Boulfon, another area dairy man, pointed to increased feed charges as a reason for asking for a milk price in- crease. Hay last year sold for about per ton delivered but has increased to about per ton this year, he said. LAST DAY 'ilie higher hay prices are likely to continue, he said. "If a break is to show up in the price of feed, it usually comes at this time of year. This year, it he added. The hearings have been held in Edmonton, Red Deer, Cam- rose, Medicine Hat and Leth- bridge and will conclude today in Calgary. The Public Utilities Board will make the final decision to raise the retail and wholesale price of fluid milk or retain the existing prices. BLASTING AWAY A masked workman uses a high-pressure air hose to sand- blast "Aperture" the concrete structure which will be unveiled by Premier Peter Lougheed during the official opening ceremonies of the University next week- end. The 20-foot high monument stands near the new physical education and fine aril building. will serve as the'focal point of the entire campus. Groenen photo 'Hamper teacher innovation' Provincial exams taken to task Insurance seminar The Alberta School Trustees' Association will hold a general insurance seminar in Lelh- bridge Friday to discuss "need for the ASTA to coordinate and, possibly, administer a general insurance program for member boards." Trustees of the Lethbridge Separate School District said the meeting could become a forerunner to the ASTA setting up a private company for school insurance only. By RUDY HAUGENEDEH Herald (Staff Writer Provincial Grade 12 exams lampcr teacher innovation, the lethbridge Separate School Board decided Wednesday. The exams are set by "a group of people in Edmonton ivho determine what students in >thbridge Maurice Landry, director of elementary education, said. Local teachers must teach pre-set courses specifically for SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 For Your Enjoyment OUR POPULAR DINE and DANCE is Returning Again FRIDAY EVENINGS THIS WEEK FEATURING "THE SUNSET 4" WESTWINDS DINING ROOM lo p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY K ricks en's FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-775T 202T 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 provincial exam purposes, he added. Bob Kim mitt, superintendent of schools, said local teachers should be given the authority to determine and use their own procedures for evaluating the progress made by students. Lethbridge has set the pace In making up Grade 12 exams on a local basis and now is neither the time to "drag our feet" or "turn tail and run he said. Sep board wants Edmonton to pay architect's fees When the province froze fu- ture school construction earlier this year it left the Lethbridge Separate School District high and dry with a in arciii- tect's fees. Prior to the freeze trustees obtained approval for a propos- ed addition to Assumption Ele- mentary School. At the time of the. construc- tion money cut off, architects hired by the board had com- CUFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2823 pleted about 95 per cent of the specifications and drawings for the addition and now want their money. The trustees said both they and the architects worked in good faith and since it was gov- ernment action that stopped everything, it should be the government that pays the bills. If plans for tho Assumption School addition are approved the board will reimburse the government for tbe architects lees, Trustees were told by secre- tary treasurer N. L. Reiland- er Wednesday that the govern- ment would likely reject the bill and the board would have to pay. John Boras, board chairman, said the setting of Grade 12 exams at the local level allows teachers to keep in tune with changing world and teaching conditions. Trustee Frank Peta opposed the dropping of provincial ex- ams because they provided "a province-wide standard." There is a need for strict teacher vigilance if the depart- ment of education permits ex- ams to be set at the local level, trustee Steve Vaselenak warn- ed. Individual teacher "quirks" could turn a course "topsy tur- vy" unless they are watched, he said. Mr. Kimmitt said the major- ity of teachers in the separate school system favored the local method. The board, by a narrow mar- gin of 3-2 instructed Mr. Kim- mitt to contact the minister of COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 education and request local evaluation be allowed. The public school board also wants evaluation on a loca! level. Joint salaiy negotiations are possible Not until tho separate sohoo board hears from its teachers will it approach the public school board about joint teach- er salary negotiations. The board Wednesday In dicated it will continue tablini the matter until the teacher; make their wishes known. Both the separate and school boards withdrew from the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat City School Authorities As sociation earlier this year. MARCELLE COSMETICS HYPO-ALLERGENIC (100% TESTED) brings you 4 NEW STICKS 4 MAKEUP TRICKS if HIGHLIGHTER a beauly extra Gives a pearlized accent for Cheekbones, Chin, Forehead. ONVY TRANSLUCENT BLUSHER Gives your skin a natural looking blush -A Viberant glow. ONIY FROSTED EYE SHADOW Pearllzed eye shadow. Sticks for delicate, lustrous color. ONLY......... if EYE MAKE UP REMOVER Helps tako off eye moke up Instantly, as it gently soothes oncf smooths. ONLY....... "WHERE SAIES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.50 McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. biARGE> 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 School survey probes people's education wants By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridgo public school ward has taken another step orward in its effort to deter- mine what the people want rom education. The board held a special meeting Wednesday night at- ended by about 30 persons rep- resenting a cross-section of the community. The purpose of the meeting was to gather a small sample reaction to a question- naire before it is distributed :hroughout the community. Two separate questionnaires lave been prepared, one 11 pages in length will be distrib- uted to about city resi- dents while a four-page con- densed version will be mailed to persons. The results will be fed into a computer and analyzed. The survey will cover a wide range of educational issues, giv- ing citizens the opportunity to state what areas of education should be improved and which should be regarded as less Im- portant. The questionnaire will cover such areas as emotional and social development, parent and public involvement In educa- tion, students rights, size et schools and courses offered. school administrators say it is important that thota who receive the questionnaire fill it out and return it because school officials will be able to gain a better Insight into what the taxpayers want and expect from their schools the larger the number of responses the better. The questionnaire Is expected to bo mailed shortly to city residents who mil be selected at random. Reactions of students, teach- ers, parents, businessmen and other segments of the com- munity are being sought in survey. Results will likely have a sig- nificant bearing on future dir- ections of education In Leth- bridge. 27 farm writers visit, tour south The Alberta Farm Writers annual tour Tuesday and Wed- nesday encompassed the ma- jority of choice farm and ranching regions of southern Alberta. Various cattle breeding pro- jrams hi the region south of Fort Macleod were visited Tuesday when the writers ar- rived from Calgary. Wednesday morning, a char- tered bus from Lethbridge, carrying members of the Leth- aridgo Research Station, trav- elled to Medicine Hat for breakfast with the "writers arid a press conference with feder- al Agriculture Minister Bud Ol- son. Demolition contract awarded A Picture Butte firm has been awarded the contract for the demolition of the old Cen- tral School building on 9th St. R. Hcinen and Sons submit- ted the low tender of for the job. The only other bid came from a Calgary firm for City officials say the work will start shortly. The demolition will pave the way for 'construc- tion of a new city library. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Slh SI. S. Phone 328-4095 Wednesday's activities In. eluded a trip to the Lelhbridga research substation at Many- berries. The writers saw an ex- periment of co-operative cross breeding by the Flying R Ranch and the research sub- station. Later, they visited the live- stock and range plots at ths substation. Reseeding and crossbreeding programs we re- viewed. Some 27 writers were involved. Dr. M. A. Khan gave a dem- onstration on warble fly con- trol, followed by a discussion a grasshopper control on range laud by Dr. Seyward Smith. Super Special! 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