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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta District The LetKbridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, September 15, 1973 Pages 17-32 Local news I. WALTER KERBER, photo Slacking the crop Automation may have arrived on parts of the tough part of this operation while Andy Androkovich farm scene but in many instances the hay still has to pulls the levers in the background, be stacked by hand. Les Androkovich performs the friendship centres icanI co-oro'in_qtor Brief asks for By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The provincial government will be asked Monday to provide over to co- ordinate native friendship centre activities in Alberta. In a brief to be presented Monday morning in Pincher Creek to Environment Minister Bill Y u r k o Municipal Affairs Minister Hare books on display al U of L library Rare books dating back to 1525 are now on display in the University of Lethbridge library. The oldest book, the 1525 publication of "Plutarch's contains over 50 woodcut illustrations and is written in Italian. The 1564 publication of Dante's "Divine the 1602 publication of the works of poet Geoffrey Chaucer, the 1679 edition of the plays of dramatists Fran- cis Beaumount and John Fletcher and the first edition of the works of prose- writer Sir Thomas Browne are among the many rare copies on display. The display will be on view to (he public during regular library hours until the display is laken down Sept. 30. Boychuk house wins home show Mayor Andy Anderson saw- ed his way through a board to open the Lethbridge Housing Association's 1973 parade of homes Friday. The nine show homes put up by nine city housebuilders. at Primrose Place at 18th Avenue and 24th Street in the Park Meadows Subdivision, are open to the public from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Sept. 23. Art Atkinson, of Boychuk Construction Ltd.. which hosted a champagne breakfast Friday at the Town Chef to kick oil (lie home show, term- ed the nine homes a promotion of the Lethbridge Housing industry. It's a million a year business thai builds 400 homes annually, making a sizeable contribution to the Lethbridge economy. Mr. Atkinson said. Two of the nine homes took design awards Friday. The Boychuk house was judged to have the best over-all design and tiie best interior decor of (he nine, while a house built by Jorgenson Construction received an award for best kitchen design a n d arrangement. The other builders in Home Parade 73 are Link Bros. Const ruel ion N u-Mode Homes. Engineered Homes, Kralin Homes. Virgimllo Homes, Homes and de Graal Homes. Dave Russell, and Industry and Commerce Minister Fred Peacock, the Napi Friendship Centre suggests that friendship centres have removed social, legal, and financial responsibilities from the provincial government. The brief will ask the government to provide for a provincial co-ordinat.br hired by the Alberta Associa- tion of Friendship Centres. The coordinator would act as the liaison officer between the eight Alberta centres and the provincial government in addition to carrying out staff duties with the association. Friendship centres, the brief states, "have resulted in the improvement of services for native people attempting to incorporate within the dominant Canadian society." The successful operation of centres has aided the migra- tion of Indians from the reserve to urban areas and consequently has removed some of the responsibilities of the provincial government in assisting this transition. In addition to salary and of- fice expenses of a provincial government, the brief asks that the provincial govern- ment provide the eight c e n I r e s w i I h a t o t a I programming budget of Program budgets "should not be viewed as an extra cost to the provincial government hut rather as a small price to pay for the services rendered and burden removed, from the shoulders of the provincial g o v e r nm e nI." the brief suggests. The brief also urges the provincial government to give final approval for a native American studies program a( Hie University of Lethbridge. The nniversily has already approved such a program and the brief recommends provin- cial government acceptance to give Indian people "an op- portunity to gain a formal un- iversity education without be- ing divorced from the cultures and life-styles of Indian com- munities." An Indian studies program at the university would also provide whites with an oppor- tunity to learn about Indian life and history. This could be an important step in reducing racial tensions, the brief says. renci French language instruction in Alberta schools is too little and too late, says a University of Lethbridge professor. L. Petherbridge. of the U of L's education faculty, told a conference on bilingualism and its implications for Western Canada in Kdmonton Friday thai while children have different aptitudes for language, the study of a se- cond language should not be optional. "Of course children, like all people, have different ap- titudes for languages, just as (hey have different aptitudes for mathematics, but we don't give any choice there. We've decided they all must have mathematics so they get it." Opponents of having children learn a second language who say that i( is loo complex are lull of "stuff and nonsense." Dr. Pelherbridge tolil the Levelling plan ends Grade 4 class split By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Two weeks of being split between two grades is over for a Grade 4 class of 22 Glenhill School students following a meeting in Glenwood Friday of parents, teachers and school ad- ministrators. The meeting was called Thursday in the small town near Cardston when parents began circulating a petition to protest what they thought was the school's decision to put Grade 4 students back a year or ahead a year because the school board refused to hire a Grade 4 teacher. The parents at the meeting were told that students in Grade 4. 5 and 6 will now be put in a new grade-leveling system beginning Monday that will allow them to take all the curriculum offered in the three grades over a three- year period without repeating Premier will turn sod The provincial government and the city will kill two birds with one stone Tuesday, holding a double sod-turning ceremony for the 6th Avenue S. bridge and the new provin- cial administration building. Premier Peter Lougheed. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne and Mayor Andy Anderson will do the honors Cor the bridge and then the premier, the mayor and the minister of public works. Dr. Winston Backus, will put foot to spade to mark the construc- tion start of the administra- tion building. The ceremony will take place at at the cor- ner of 6th Avenue and 2nd Street S. Mayor Anderson has invited everybody from Southern Alberta to come to the event. The provincial government will also show off the model of its new building next week. It will go up across 5th Avenue from Woodward's Lethbridge Centre. Both projects were designed by the James Wensley architectual firm of Edmonton so they would blend together. Tenders for the bridge pro- ject which is 80 per cent financed by the provincial government, will go to city council Sept. 24. any material studied previously. Following the meeting the parents appeared to be satisfied with the new system designed by the school to cope with the Cardston school board's decision not to hire another teacher for the Glenhill School because of a drop in the school's enrolment this fall, a spokesman said. But. even though parents in- dicated satisfaction with the leveling system, they still believe the school needs nine teachers for nine grades. There is now eight teachers to teach 217 students in the school. In an effort to obtain the ex- tra teacher, the parents in- tend to continue circulating a petition in search of 200 signatures demanding that another teacher be hired, organizers say. The organizers began seek- ing support for the petition Wednesday when the Cardston school board told the school a Grade 4 teacher would not be hired for the school. The petition will be presented to the Cardston school board and to the provincial cabinet members when they tour the Cardstori- Pincher Creek area Monday. Kdward Lowry. principal of the school, in a telephone in- terview Friday, told The Herald he was pleased that the new grade-leveling system was well received. One parent told The Herald. "It seems like a good system, but we're worried about, the overload the teachers are tak- ing on." She said. "We have to be concerned with how the overload on the teachers will affect the kids' education." Mr. Lowry claimed the teachers would be able to adapt to the system without hindering the students' education. He said the Grade 4. 5 and 6 students will be split into two groups under the new system. During the first year of the system, both groups will be taught Grade 6 level subjects. The next year Grade 5 level subjects will be taught and the students will study Grade 4 level subjects in the third year. This will result in the students now in Grade 6 receiving Grade 6 subjects, students in Grade 5 receiving the Grade 6 subjects this year and the Grade 5 subjects next year and the Grade 4 students will start at the top level and work back over the next three years. The inter-changing of grade curriculum will only take place in subjects like Social Studies, where it doesn't matter what order the different grades of subjects are taken, Mr. Lowry said. Beer potion dooms flies Feedlot operators are now using a recipe for fly bait that includes a mixture of sugar, water, beer and insec- ticide. According to pest control specialist Mike Dolinski of Edmonton, the recipe includes one gallon of water with five pounds of brown sugar, a bottle of the cheapest brand of beer and two ounces of 20 per cent active insecticide.' This solution is then painted on a sheet of plywood and nailed to fence posts or the roof of a building in the feed lot. The painted side of the plywood should face toward the ground to protect it from rain. They should be out of the reach of cattle. During the evenings and in cool weather, the flies will hide under the plywood sheets and feed on the bait. The beer attracts them, they feed on the sugar and are killed bv the insecticide. 4ATA polices competency' Lethbridge teachers are concerned about "teacher competency" remarks made by some trustees at Tuesday's public school board meeting, says Gerald Heck, the presi- dent of the local teacher's association. During the board meeting some trustees suggested that all teachers are not doing the job they're capable of and that something should be done about it. Mr. Heck, in a prepared statement, said "We do not deny the need for eood teachers, but we deplore the alarmist tactics used by some public school board members." The statements by the board members showed a serious lack of confidence in teachers, the university professors who train teachers and the ad- ministrators who hire teachers, he said. Some trustees also had suggested the local school system should have some type of criteria for evaluating its teachers to make sure they're' doing the job they're paid for. Mr. Heck's' statement claimed local teachers are already being policed by their own ranks through Alberta Teacher Association by-laws that deal with teacher com- petence. He says the ATA has proven its interest in teacher quality by being instrumental in rais- ing teacher training standards to four years of post- secondary education. "Classroom teachers are better trained and more educated than ever before." lie claimed. Mr. Heck's statement con- cludes "It is to be hoped that school trustees will deliberate more fully before broaching so vital a subject as teacher competency." bail no problem for former city man A man charged in provincial court Friday with possession of stolen motorcycle parts valued at more than had no trouble posting bail police said he was carrying in cash at the time of his arrest Allan Blomme. formerly of Lethbridge and now of no fix- ed address, was remanded to Sept. 21 for election and plea. He was arrested by the RCMP Thursday at Edmonton Inter- national Airport. t. Sgt. Dick McLaren of the RCMP Lethbridge detach- ment said it was not an un- common thing for persons to have similar or larger sums of money in their possession wiion picked up by police. The money Blomme carried has no bearing on his'case'in court, Sgt.. McLaren stated. skating opens As if things weren't getting chilly enough, public skating opened at the Henderson Lake ice centre in Lethbridge Friday. But this reminder that winter is nearly here also demonstrates the fun that comes with the weather. David Norgardt, Jeff Klassen and Myron Siemens are the youngsters enjoying themselves here. ;