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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LfcTHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, September 18, 1973 Public school board Report proposes new teacher for language scheme By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Some students don't com- plete their schooling because of problems that arise from attempting to communicate in an unfamiliar language, says a project report to be presented tonight to the public school board. Crashes injure 6 Police investigated a series of minor accidents in the city Monday afternoon in which several people were injured. Elizabeth Ann Heward, Granum. and Winston Day Chief. Standoff, were treated lor minor injuries at St. Michael's Hospital and releas- ed Monday morning after the cars they were driving were in collision at the intersection of 2nd Avenue S. and 12th Street S About damage resulted. Douglas Vann Goodrich. 17. 429 Dieppe Blvd suffered minor injuries Monday after- noon when he apparently swerved his motorcycle to avoid collision with another vehicle and overturned He was treated at St. Michael's and released. Damage to the motorcycle was A collision at the intersec- tion of 7th Street S. and 4th Avenue early Monday evening resulted in SI.850 damage and one minor injury Dirk Willem 'Scholten, 42. Picture Butte, was apparently making a left turn onto 7th Street when he was in colli- sion with the car driven by Timothy Dogterom. 19, 1702 2nd Ave N. Dogterom was treated for minor injuries at St. Michael's Hospital and released. A collision in an alley ad- joining the York Hotel parking lot resulted in two minor in- juries and damage Mon- day evening Wayne Douglas Johner, 1519 1st Ave. N.. was leaving the parking lot when his vehicle was in collision with the one driven by Susan Smith, 126 15th St. N. Johner's wife. Fay, 26. and their three-year-old son. Shelby Scott, were treated for minor injuries and released Super Special! COUNSELOR CLOTHES HAMPERS Colors: Harvest Gold, light green, washable vinyl padded exterior, large air circulation vents. Heavily padded settee lid. Regular 22.50 Super Special .88 17 Call Housewares 327-5767 608'3rd Ave. S. Trustees are to be asked to support the project, designed to assist students for whom English is a second language, as a method of eliminating some of the problems these students face in Lethbridge schools The report outlines the need for an experienced teacher to deal specifically with about 50 students in the public system who require special language instruction. Foreign-language students from all areas of the city will be encouraged to enrol in the three schools where the special language training is to be offered, if the project receives school board and department of education sup- port Subject to parental consent, elementary students with language problems would be sent to Fleetwood-Bawden school, junior high students to Hamilton Jr High school and high school students to the Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute. The public school system now has a policy of putting one or two foreign-speaking students in a classroom to minimize the demands on any one teacher, but the report claims this policy has only tended to submerge and hide the extent of the problem. The report suggests it is not possible to give foreign- speaking students assignments to perform independently because their understanding of English is often too limited to handle the assignment without assistance As a result, they spend a good deal of time sitting idly and the resulting boredom often leads to discipline problems or withdrawal. The old policy of putting one or two foreign-speaking students in a classroom puts too great a demand on the teachers' time because they already are responsible for the regular instruction of 25 to HO students The report also points out that most teachers don't have the training necessary to teach foreign-speaking students because universities offer few courses in this field. Due to the small number of students in Alberta who need the specialized training, it is impossible to justify training in this field for all teachers, the report suggests. As an alternative to the old policy. the report recommends the hiring of a teacher, with a background in linguistics or English as a se- cond language, to work on a rotating schedule between three schools. Students needing instruction in English would be pulled from regular classes to receive the specialized training. The report also recommends that the assistance of people in the community who are fluent in both the language of the stu- dent and English should be sought toinstillin the student a respect for his or her own culture. Certified Dental Mechanic CUFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower tavtl PHONE 327-2822 ready to serve 'BUTTERED ROLLS -PASTRIES PARTY BARRELS PERFECT FOR GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS [FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP] 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-8151 M.M. Drive Phone 328-7756 The Lougheed team tours the south------------------- Unofficial welcoming line premier arrives by helicopter at Magrath RICK ERVIN photos Premier eyes prosperity Agriculture and oil are keys TABER Premier Peter Lougheed Monday pledged protection against any actions discriminatory to Albertans, especially in the realm of agriculture and petroleum. Referring to the recently- announced federal govern- ment regulations imposing a 40-cent-per-barrel export tax on Alberta oil and export restrictions for Alberta agricultural production, Premier Lougheed said Alberta as a province has to accept its responsibilities for its natural resources. But it must be done in such a way as to be beneficial to both Alberta and Canada He said both the agricultural and petroleum in- dustries must be prosperous if all Albertans are going to benefit. Pointing directly at federal government supply manage- ment controls on agricultural production. Premier Lougheed said Alberta has to look at the entire world as a market place. Canada is a world trading nation and to be effective it must press for an expansionist agricultural in- dustry. He pointed to three main factors for the rising inflation picture in Canada today, in- cluding: An increasing standard of living in developing countries which allows them to reach Band police asks arms to counter violence BROCKET The Peigan Band Council Monday re- quested the province to arm the band's special police in the face of growing violence on the reserve. The council made its re- quest to Premier Peter Lougheed at a meeting in this reserve town, 10 miles west of Pincher Creek. The three special constables employed by the council have been involved in numerous in- cidents of violence in recent months, Mr. Lougheed was told. The council told the premier the constables were in danger of bodily harm while assisting the RCMP or enforcing provisions of the criminal code, liquor control act and highway traffic act. Councillors also requested insurance coverage for the constables and their families. The members of the force were willing to attend an RCMP training course in Ed- monton next month on the handling of firearms, the council said in a brief. Mr. Lougheed said he would take the matter up with Solicitor-General Helen Hunley. In a series of briefs, the council: Requested paving of cer- tain sections of road near the town and the handicraft centre. Proposed establishment of a summer cultural camp on 20 acres of Crown land off the reserve. Asked for help to build a hockey rink and protested location of a feedlot near the reserve. Asked for more signs to protect children riding school buses, and construction of a bridge to bring a third of the reserve north of the Oldman River into fuller use. Plugged for quick action on a native studies program at the University of Lethbridge. Mr. Lougheed said they would have an answer on the program by January. out for scarce agricultural products. Devalued United States and Canadian dollars which allow nations to be able to af- ford to seek out new sources of food supplies in North America. A federal agricultural policy counter to expansion of production. He claimed there is no easy answer to inflation but predicted improvement within three to five months. He pointed to his policy of trying to develop the whole of Alberta, not just two big metropolitan areas of one to Vz million population. He claims this is a corner- stone of Progressive Conser- vative policy in Alberta look ahead and see what kind of Alberta will be in store for the next generation. In the public question and answer period following his address. Premier Lougheed told Taber Times publisher George Myers that decentralization of provincial government offices would continue to be active policy. Mr. Myers had suggested Taber be the location of a provincial office as well as the location of a feeder station for CKUA radio, the government financed station operating out of Edmonton. Minister for health and social development. Neil Crawford, assured Taber op- tometrist Dr N S Boyle that the recently-announced program offering free eye glasses, hearing aides and dentures for citizens over 65 years was in effect Aug 24 when the announcement was made public. He said all persons in the category can go ahead with purchases of the three articles covered by the policy, making sure they keep all receipts. Once all the formal paper work is cleared, repayment will begin, he said. Water worries greet visitors FORT MACLEOD A wide range of local problems were discussed Monday morning by residents of Fort Macleod and district with three provincial cabinet ministers who dropped in for breakfast and briefs. Attorney General Merv Leitch. Health and Social Development Minister Neil Crawford, and Minister without Portfolio Allen Adair, were told ot everything from water supply problems to high interest rates for student loans At a breakfast meeting in I ho Anglican Church parish AIR VAC 1811 2nd Ave. S. PHONE 328-0286 Power Furnace Cleaning E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Mediuil Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 hall, residents seemed most concerned about water supply for the district. Fort Macleod Mayor George Buzunis said the town will have to build a new water intake, as the Oldman River is rechannelling away from the present intake. Bob Reach, of Fort Macleod, said the area is afflicted with a water shor- tage because the provincial government never built a dam west of the town, on the three lorks of the Oldman River. The meeting was originally scheduled for the Westerner Family Restaurant, owned by Mayor Buziinis. who said in a Herald story Saturday that he didn't want a "bunch of yahoos" in his restaurant "talking and applauding and everything." He said that the meeting would be closed to the general public and that only those presenting briefs would be allowed in. A local Conservative party officer said Monday Mr. comments were not the reason the meeting place w.is moved over-taxed' CARDSTON Facilities at Cardston Municipal Hospital are being over-taxed by a large influx of Indian patients from the Blood Reserve. Premier Peter Lougheed and five members of his cabinet were told Monday that if the hospital continues to accept Indian patients, another wing will have to be added to the 61-bed hospital. In a presentation by Theron Smith, chairman of the hospital board, cabinet ministers were told the Alberta Hospital Services Commission feels the Cardston facility is being over-used. The national department of health and welfare presently operates an Indian hospital in Cardston, but surgery, mater- nity and emergency care, and lab work for Indian patients is done at the municipal hospital. "We are, at times, cutting the accommodation to nil for the people of the Town of Cardston and the Cardston Municipal District to accom- modate the people from the Blood Indian Mr. Smith says. Statistics contained in a brief submitted to the partial cabinet by Mr. Smith show that in 1972 the Cardston municipal hospital had an oc- cupancy rate of 93 per cent, compared to 37.6 per cent in the similar-sized hospital at Taber. While the Taber and Cardston hospitals have almost the same number of beds, the Taber hospital this year will receive over more than the Cardston hospital. "The board doesn't feel this is a fair distribution of the brief states. Several areas of operation of the Blood Indian Hospital gives the municipal hospital board some concern, the sub- mission states. The Blood hospital this year reduced the number of beds, and the brief claims it is under-staffed and capable of handling only geriatric and pediatric care. This, the board complains, leaves the high-cost treatment in the hands of the municipal hospital. While national health and welfare had previously con- sidered closing the Indian hospital and transferring ser- vice to the municipal facility, Indians in the area are oppos- ed to using the Cardston hospital. In a recent Herald inter- view, assistant band manager Richard Mills, suggested a new Indian hospital be built at Standoff. Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, said Monday he could not see the value of building a second hospital in the area While stressing he did not have enough information to make a considered judgement, he said it would probably be better if Indians from the reserve used the Cardston hospital. Transport link for towns asked CARDSTON The citizens of Cardston, Raymond and Magrath want something to replace the stage coach. Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed was told Monday. The Cardston and District Chamber of Commerce asked the premier and cabinet for subsidies or grants to provide public transportation. In one of a flurry of briefs presented to part of the cabinet, the chamber said a large population of senior citizens and low income families in the towns and Blood Reserve had no tran- sportation. President Dennis Burt said that once there was the stage coach and then the train but now there is nothing. He also complained that only the larger cities in the province are served with cablevision. He said small towns and the south of the province have been neglected by the govern- ment and that the people feel isolated. The proposed abandonment of the rail line from Cardston to Glen wood was also protested to the cabinet. A petition of 121 names asked cabinet to intercede in the federal government's respon- sibility. (.ham bi'r [treshlcnl Dennis Burt of Cardston The Municipal District of Cardston protested the weighting of planning com- missions in favor of urban representatives. It also said refund of a provincial tax levy for education to citizens over 65 benefited large land owners more than others and should be reviewed. Delegates from a public meeting held in the area also protested a proposed removal of the ban on liquor adver- tising. New fund catching on TABER Hunter and fisherman contributions to improved wildlife habitat is catching on in Alberta, ac- cording to the minister of lands and forests. Allan Warrack said while he personally has received no complaints, his department has acknowledged only two complaints about the fee added to fishing and hunting licences in Alberta this year. The program of adding the fee was announced at the annual meeting of the Alberta Fish and Game Association in Lethbridge late last year. With money raised through the added licence fee, projects to improve living and breeding areas for wild animals in rural Alberta were to be undertaken. Dr. Warrack said about in projects have been given the green light to date in the province. He says about should be collected this year in Alberta. In an effort to bring the program into effect in 1973, Dr. Warrack got the necessary funds from the province's general revenues instead of collcciing the fee and holding it in trust for 1974. The money to be collected in 1973 will go into general revenues. Dr. Warrack feels the sportsmen will recognize the benefits of the new program sooner than landowners through better hunting and fishing conditions. But as the amount of game increases, the pressures on the landowner will be diminished, he said. He expects it will be some years before the program has been fully accepted by both sportsmen and landowners and until such time, the fee will likely remain at ART DIETRICH DENTURE DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. _________Pimm 328-4095 The chiefs Premier Lougheed during meeting with Peigan Indians at Brocket BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES. SHEET METAL and KEATING AIR CONDITIONING 2214-43 St. S. Ph. 327-5818 ;