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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQC HEBALD-ThurwUy, September Youth goes home after leg surgery EDMONTON (CP) Joey Seitz, a young hockey fan from Fort St. John, B.C. is ex- pected to return home this week after spending almost seven months in hospital recovering from an unusual operation. Joey's orthopedic surgeon, who asked not to be named, said this week the 11-year-old youngster will be given a walking cast for his left leg and a protective cast will be put on his right leg in a day or two The bones in both of his shins were surgically broken early last spring and gradual- ly stretched apart to give Joey about 3Vz extra inches, enough to augment his abnormally slow natural growth so he can get by in a world where people are about two feet taller than he will ever be. The surgeon who performed the operation said the bones in the left leg have filled in well but the right ones still are thin If they haven't healed satisfactorily while Joey is at home, he will have to return to hospital for bone grafting. With a few restrictions, Joey will be able to return to school with his pals when he returns home, but he won't be able to get back to the hockey rink until next season. Junior Citizens honored Alberta's Junior Citizens for 1974 received a tour of the provincial legislature prior to an Edmonton luncheon in their honor last week. On hand to greet the youngsters was Telephones and Utilities Min- ister Roy Farran. At right, is the certificate which was presented to Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan by Lt.-Gov. Ralph Steinhauer for his participation in the Junior Citizen ceremonies during his term as lieutenant-gov- ernor. Dr. MacEwan is the province's first honorary Junior Citizen. IMPORTANT NEWS FOR NEW CAR BUYERS. Some 1975 cats require the use of more expensive unleaded gasoline which is not readily available. We want you to know... All Foid of Canada 1975 car lines can be refueled with any gasoline, at any pump, at any station, anywhere. This also means you can select the gasoline price that suits you best. In order to meet the new Canadian exhaust emission standards, some 1975 cars will be equipped with catalytic converters. The catalytic converter is an emission control device that requires the use of more expensive unleaded gasoline. Because this fuel is not readily available throughout Canada, all engines (with the exception of one, the optional 2.8 litre all 1975 lines of Ford of Canada cars have been designed to meet the new Canadian exhaust emission standards without requiring catalytic converters. This means they can be refueled with any gasoline unleaded, premium, or the lower priced regular. Thus, when you Ye driving a 75 Ford or Mercury line of car you can select the gasoline price that suits you best. Ford of Canada believes that this wjll mean a lot to motorists who will not be able to find unleaded gasoline available in their normal driving and fuel-shopping patterns. Particularly those who travel in rural areas where availability is substantially less than major urban centres. "ECONOMY EXTENDERS" In addition to convenience of fuel availability and choice, there are a number of features engineered into every 1975 Ford of Canada car line that contribute to fuel economy. Steel-belted radial ply tires that extend tread life and reduce rolling friction for better gas mileage. Solid state ignition that eliminates the points and condenser and im- proves fuel economy over long periods due to a more stable spark plug performance. Improved engine tuning on many engines tliat results in increased fuel economy and performance. Optimized rear axle ratios that contribute to less engine wear and lower fuel consumption by proper matching to load and use requirements. See your nearest Ford or Mercury dealer today. He will be glad to discuss everything about the refueling convenience and operating economy of the 75 Ford and Mercury cars including the extended service intervals that contribute to reduced maintenance requirements and, therefore, lower operating costs. It can mean a lot to you. "Source: Federal Government Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. June, 1974. FORD See your Ford or Mercury dealer today. Young Canadians help resolve hardship cases OTTAWA (CP) One of the less-publicized items in Finance Minister John Turner's last budget was for the Company of Young Canadians. This is the largest amount the CYC has received in its eight-year history. New volunteers now are being trained to join some 230 already in the field. The company's announced purpose is to help resolve cases of hardship, inequality and poverty and to involve and reflect the best qualities of initiative and enterprise of the country's youth "We're in the business of finding dreams and proving that they're said executive director Dal Brod- head. "We're looking for people who don't believe the things they dream of can go any farther than that. "But we're trying at the same time to make sure, when we encourage people to develop these ideas, that they develop them, in a practical sense, and that they use other experiences, so they don't fall into exactly the same pitfalls as everybody else." Despite a major shaking-up the CYC received at the go- vernment's hands in 1969, its members deny that the orga- nization has been "tamed." "I think the company still is really Sylvia Hamilton, one of the head of- fice staff. "The CYC said in 1966 that there were a lot of things wrong with the country, and it says the same thing today. It's not like the com- pany has given up its ideal of social change." But tactics have been altered. For example, in the early years volunteers were recruited nationwide and sent, missionary-like, to work in un- familiar communities. Now they are recruited at the local level, and work where they live. Before any project is es- tablished there is a period of "action to make sure that it is wanted, and to determine what skills will be needed to make it succeed. CREATE AWARENESS "We talked for the first few years about creating a ge- neral said Mr. Brodhead, "about mobilizing concern around X number of problems. "Like pollution, that awareness-creating thing doesn't get much time any more People don't read that kind of material, they don't watch sit-ins. "So it's kind of past that stage. The easy thing to do is create the awareness. The harder thing is to tackle the problem, and that's what we're interested in." The new approach is evident in the projects now being sup- ported In the Lake Nipigon region High school adopts practical program FREDERICTON (CP) Fredericton High School is seeking employees willing to hire students on a half-day basis during the school year. Under a new practical pro- gram, the students involved will attend their regular classes during the morning and work for area firms in the afternoon. Dow Price, a teacher and one of the program co- ordinators, said it is felt train- ing for these students can best be carried out in the com- munity. The 13 students, four from Grade II and nine from Grade 12. included in the program for this fall have taken regular academic courses but have found them limited in scope. Mr. Price said. "Basically what we're trying to do is pro- vide these kids with a work record so they will have refer- ences and experience when they look for a full-time job. "The kids have indicated what type of work they want to do. Some want to be recep- tionists and stock room clerks and our vocational program doesn't cover this." The students will be re- quired to work between 1 and 5 p m no more than 20 hours a week. Herald- Youth of northwestern Ontario, the Ojibway Indians have been helped to build a mobile radio station, broadcasting in their own language. Lumber workers in Laurier, Que., with CYC aid have es- tablished co-operative control over two local mills that were shut down several years ago. In Winnipeg casual laborers have been helped to form their own company and are no longer dependent on costly private agencies to find their daily work. About 200 CYC projects now are operating in the provinces and territories. Requests for more are said to be coming in at a steady rate. Visitors have come from as far away as Egypt and Hong Kong to study CYC techniques. "We had a few years initial- ly that were pretty said Mr Brodhead, "which were in effect years when we worked out what we were good at, what our role could be, and also what we were not so hot at. "Now we have a much clearer idea of what we can do, and what we can do is help people who are not organized to organize. We're talking about people who have no resources, who don't already feel they have a voice Mr Brodhead said he be- lieves that work of this kind can have an impact beyond the immediate area in which it is done. "We work on the basis of developing models that other people can pick up and use. So, for instance, we'll develop a particular kind of co-op, which is different from the traditional co-op "Then our job is to make that information available to anybody, so they can develop a different kind of co-op. There is an exchange of strategies "In effect what happens is, once you prove it's possible, other people can dream of it." Regarding his own feelings about working with the CYC, Mr Brodhead said: "It's a blast It really is a blast LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By RHONDA RUSTON Winston Churchill High School This year WCHS is on an entirely new system. The system originated in the United States with only one other school in Alberta on it Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary. The basis of the whole system is the student's responsibility for his own learning The student can begin and end a course at anytime during the year. He sets up his own timetable and must stick to it. Attendance is compulsory. All students must be in school from to p.m. The number of compulsory subjects varies but usually con- sists of one or two "small group" sessions a week and one "large group" session every two weeks The material covered in the small groups may be in the form of discussion or may be about some part of the core material that a majority of the students are having difficulty with. Small groups consist of 10 to 20 students. Large group presentations deal with anything related to the chosen subject. For instance, all science groups get together and have one large presentation which may be on any aspect of science. Other than these sessions, all work is done independently. The course of studies is set up in learning guides. A student is required to finish all work in the learning guide in order to go on in the course. A test usually follows each guide Generally, a minimum of 80 per cent must be achieved. Subject teachers are no longer wholly responsible for students showing in that subject. Each student has an "ad- visor." It is this teacher who checks a student's progress con- tinually. It is this advisor the student is responsible to. The system is dependent on students' initiative. Students must want to get through the courses as most of the work K independent and self-motivated. The goal of the system is to teach self-discipline and responsibility The students are going through a period of adjustment as the system is different from anything they've had before. With a new school year comes the excitement of a high school football game. WCHS played on the weekend against McCoy High School in Medicine Hat. The Bulldogs won 43 to 1. The next two weeks will see WCHS play its most important games of the season Sept. 20 against LCI and Sept. 27 against CCHS. It could well be these two games that will determine the team who has that extra force to be the potential winners of the Southern Alberta High School Football League. A dance a WCHS will follow the LCI game. A golf tournament at Magrath will be held on Oct. 4 and 5 Volleyball season starts Oct. 4. Home-coming weekend, with all former WCHS graduates invited, will be held Oct. 5. Academic Awards Day will be held Oct. 11. Students will be recognized for outstanding achievement in academic subjects. That evening. Churchill travels to Medicine Hat to show the strength of the Bulldogs to Crescent Heights High School. The next day is the cross-country race, open to all high schools. Buy two, get one free. 3-45 min..........44f 3-60 min. .........4tf 3-90 min..........6" 3-120 min. ........82S Free 90 minute cassette! JLr LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount Tmtn Bkfg. ;