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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Tueiday, Ssptember 77, 1970 Alta-Fresli To Re-Open At Taber The Alta-Fresh Produce Ltd. plant in Taber, idle for the past two years, will reopen Oct. 1, president Sven Erlckso'n ol Lethbridge has announced. The plant will package and market No. 1 potaotes under a contract arrangement with a Tabcr processor. The processor contracts for a large number of potatoes for its dehydration plant and ex- ports packaged processed po- tatoes. Alta-Fresh will buy from the processor only the best grade potatoes, thereby elim- inating the problem of dispos- ing of the less-than-premium potatoes it would have under the usual contract arrange- ments. John Hessels has been ap- pointed plant manager and the firm of Colleaux and Mills of Taber mil handle general man- agement and sales. Break-Iiis Overnight Two break-ins were reported in the city last night. A constable on the beat dis- covered break-ins at Hillcrest Esso Service and Mohawk Cir- cle Service about 5 a.m. this morning. Both are on Stafford Drive. Cigarettes were stolen from Mohawk Service and nothing is reported stolen from Hillcrest. City police are investigating. Lunge Parry Thrust! Fencing Club Meets Weekly Y. can't be a buccaneer (or buccaneeress) anymore, but you can still take up the art of fencing. The Lethbridge fencing club meets weekly starting this Wed nesday, at p.m. in the Bow man Arts Centre and ne members or visitors ar.e alway welcome. Rezoning Tabled On Lots By Mall City council Monday tabled a request by Schwartz Agencies Ltd. for re-zoning of two lots near the Centre Village Mall to allow a combination com- Eye Testing Machine For Use In South Area A machine for testing ambylopia in the eyes of pre- school children has been ac- quired for community use by the Independent Order of Odd- fellows and Rebekah Lodge of Coaldale. Ambylopia, sometimes refer- red to as lazy eyes is the re- sult of the two eyes not devel- oping at the same rate. If de- tected prior to school age tin's condition can usually be cor- CCHS Teacher Heads Council Father Bernie Weninger, a teacher at Catholic Central High School, has been elected president of the South West Al- berta Social Studies Council of the Alberta Teachers' Associa- tion. Father Weninger succeeds Henry Krause, of Wilson Ju- nior High School. Vice-president of the council will be Wendyll Mills, of Wil- son; secretary treasurer is Terry Heck, of Catholic Cen- tral. Five directors' 'were also elected: Marge Clarke, Bar- bara Jensen, Gordon Todd, Don Ferguson and Lola Reva- Cambrian. The council represents teach- ers of social studies from all public and separate schools in southwestern Alberta. reeled with professional care. If not detected until an older age, correction it: much more difficult. At present there are only seven ol these machines in the province and statistics indicate that their use has shown that up to three per cent of the children tested required profes- sional treatment for ambylopia. Still other children had un- detected minor pye ailments. The eye-screening survey for Barons Eureka Health Unit has been arranged to take place Sept. 29, at the Health Unit of- fice from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from p.m. lo p.m. This community project has the approval of the provincial health department. Meeting On Drug Information An organizational meeting for a drug information centre .will be held Wednesday at p.m. at 1001 2 Ave. S. All those interested in the project or willing to volunteer time to the centre are request- ed to attend. DRIEST SUMMER Total rainfall recorded at the Lethbridge' weather office for summer months of June, July and August amounted to 4.65 inches. The driest summer ever recorded in the area, when only 1.69 inches of pre- cipitation fell in 1910. HELP US TO HELP OTHERSI The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects. CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. mercial residential develop ment. One month will be allowec for the Oldman River Regiona Planning Commission to re view the matter, which wil likely involve setting up a zoning category. The proposed project woulc consist of five retail outlets on the main floor and eight self contained suites on the secom' floor. Erwin Adderley, ORRPC ex ecutive director, pointed out t council that a demand exist for multiple-family units in th area around the 'Centre Villagi Mall. This application, he said was likely the first of many such applications. Because of this, .he suggesl ed a comprebsnsive approad to studying the areas in th vicinity that might be suitabli for this type of development. The proposed development is on 13th St. N. and re-zoning may affect the whole area from 2nd Ave. to 8th Ave. N South Students SAIT Gratis The fourth annual graduation exercises of the Southern Al berta Institute of Technology were held recently in Calgary with the following Lethbridgi students receiving diplomas Diploma of Technology: ar chitectural Richard Ear' Brugos, Dennis Allen Nyhof; broadcast Stanley Koma dowski; computer Mitsura Kobayashi, drafting Nick Geremia. Electronic Nahdor Kerek Frederick Mathias Wolbert; petroleum Colin Douglas Boyer; telecommunications Gerald Arthur Carpenter; auto- motive service Douglas John Ward; medical laboratory Joyce Bosch, Patricia Ann Molyneux; diesel Donald Raymond Miller, Robert Doug- las Tyson. Applied art Patricia Su- zuye Senda; hotel, motel anc restaurant administration Andrew Stuart Cameron; med- ical records Christine Diane Miskulin. 000 ooo O O 0 0 0 0 O o O O o OOO OOO OOO SALMON FUNERALNOME LTD. STREET SOUTH UTHBRIDGE, AISEBIA PHONE 327-2802 ''isitors are welcome to try the sport out, using curren members' equipment, and they decide to join the club memberships are only ?5. The club welcomes everyone and particularly invites univer sity and college students to trj the sport out. Fencing is a completely safe sport nowadays, although par ticipants find the historic dan ger and romance that sur rounds it still has an effect on them. The club teaches use of the foil, epis and sabre, with qual ified instructors present at al times. The first hour of each meet ing is spent in practise am teaching, followed by friendly fencing bouts. The club plans a tournamenl during December, in both the senior and beginners' cate- gories. For those interested in buy ing their own equipment, abou to ?30 will buy the foil, a mask gloves and chest protec- tion vest. Work Situation Favorable The Canada Manpower cen tre in Lethbridge' estimates the employment situation in the city will be favorable through the upcoming fall and winter There are increasing de- mands for skilled construction workers as work on the Uni- versity of Lethbridge, Swift's Canadian Ltd. and apartment blocks progresses. The demand is also steady for painters, carpenters, elec- tricians, steam engineers anc heavy equipment operators. There is at present a surplus of unskilled construction work- :s. Frank Besplug, Lethbridge manpower manager, said the unemployment, rate .in Leth- bridge is up over last year, about 3 per cent, but attri- butes the increase to Leth- Dridge's high transient work Mpulation. Lethbridge is somewhat of a bright spot for jobs on the said Mr. Besplug. "The unemployment rate rises Because people ome expecting to find jobs and with no prior arrangements." Work demands are also strong for sales personnel with :he completion of the new Simpson Sears shopping mall, and placements are antici- pated when work starts in the sugar beet harvest later in the fall. Field Reporter Is Appointed Lyman Tailfeathers has been appointed field reporter for the Blackfoot Radio program, suc- ceeding Louis Soop who was named manager of the Stand- cff Superette. Mr. Tailfeathers will start lis new job Oct. 1. He is pres- ently employed as a probation :fficer in Lethbridge. He was picked from a group if nine applicants. CADET NEWS The Navy League Wrenette Corps of Lethbridge will pa- rade tonight at p.m. ibcard the RCSCC Chinook, Oth Ave. and 17th St. S. Registration of girls age 14- 8 years will take place as well is allocation of Wernetles lo livisions. The Commanding Of- icer Lf. S. Taylor welcomes ill to join and Wrenettes are isked to wear uniforms for the Financial Cuts At University Affect All Programs, Says Beckel By JIM WILSON Education Writer The financial crisis hitting the University of Lethbridge this year will likely have far- reaching implications for all of its programs, Acting President Dr. Bill Beckel has told the university senate. In a closed senate meeting Saturday, Dr. Beckel is report- ed to have estimated a deficit in this year's mil- lion operating budget which mil have to be made up with interest from its 1S71-1972 grants. This will place a severe strain on the already black monetary position of the uni- versity, and could result in ex- tensive cutbacks in alniost ev- ery phase of its activities. In addition to further crowd- ing of already heavily enrolled classes, it could result in a much heavier work load for fa- culty and administration who already must work 55 to 60 hours a week to keep up. Because tenured faculty can- not be dismissed, various aca- demic assistants and some of .the stenographic staff may have to be laid off. This, how- ever, will force faculty and ad- ministration to add many hours to their work weeks, because the work will still have to be done. Dr. Beckel said the univer- sity does not now spend enough money on teaching materials and supplies but may have to cut back even further, han- dicapping both faculty and stu- dents. He said the U of L does not have enough money now for its continuing education program, which provides off campus courses in southern Alberta communities. The program may have to be severely cur- tailed. Twice as much money should be spent on educational media equipment (now at twice as much on computer services (now three times as much on research and faculty travel (now totalling Five times as much should be spent on bringinc specially- invited guest lecturers to the campus (now budgeted at plant maintenance, now about should be in- creased to about Student services, now 000 should be substantially in- creased, Dr. Beckel said; al- though the university is hitting about the national average in this category; Administration, however, at should be cut some- what but due to the basic inefficiencies of the small U of L size, this cannot be done without a loss of the quality of administration and a resulting cut in education quality. A cut in administrative spend- ing would result in the U of L becoming a carbon copy of the University of Alberta, Dr. Beck- el said, because it could not de- velop its own policies. The acting president's major concern, however, is that the university's troubled financ e s will stop it from implementing any improvements in its offer- ing to its students: The university is dedicated to development of the fine arts in southern Alberta, but has been unable to make its planned ap- pointments in dram a t i c arts and in photography in art. It has not been able to em- ploy a professor of physical education, or of international education, or music education in the faculty of education, or to give support in the reading, research or curriculum cen- tres of the faculty of educa- tion all well-used by south- ern Alberta school systems. There can be no new appoint- ments in botany, a popular and thus badly overcrowded pro- gram of study. There can be no appointments in the classics, or hi modern languages, both of which are needed to make U of L offer- ings have the required breadth students need. There is demand for an ap- pointment in the music depart- ment for instruction in strings. Anthropology majors suffer from lack of any program in archeology, but faculty cannot be afforded. The univsrsity needs a pro- gram in remedial English for local students inadequately pre- pared, and for foreign students with language difficulties, Dr. Beckel said but even though it is badly needed, there is no money for it. Because of the hamstrung Gas Hearings Delegation In Calgary ALethbridge delegation headed by John Hammond, city solicitor, is in Calgary to- day for the opening of hearings by the Public Utilities Board into a proposed gas rate in- crease by Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. Ltd. The city is opposing the in- crease on the grounds it is in- flationary and not warranted at this time. Calgary and member com- munities of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission are also against the increase, which would vary from 5K to 13 per c.ent, according to the community. Proposed in August, the in- crease, if granted, would take effect in February. Cars Collide Damage amounted to when two cars collided on the corner of 13th St. and 4th Ave. Monday. Drivers of the two vehicles were Elizabeth R. Markl of 1126 20th St. S. and Maurice M. Young of 1232 St. Catherine Road. There were no injuries. budget, the positions nf eo-or- dinator of student affairs and co-ordinalor of community rela- tions may have to be dropped, a blow to students and to the university's public relations program. The university desperately needs a fund raising officer to try to draw money from the public as private donations (which every campus in North America outside of Alberta has had for years) but cannot af- ford to hire one so car.'t benefit from funds he might be able to raise. The much larger University of Calgary does not have near- ly as severe a problem, al- though it too is suffering. And the University of Alberta, which is saddled with a million drop in grants, has been in busi- ness for sufficient years to be fairly well established. It also has extensive accumulated re- serves to draw on, which the U of L and U of C do not. Dr. Beckel reportedly told the senate he saw few solutions, un- less the universities commis- sion develops a more flexible system of financing based on a three or four year program which could take deficit set- backs in its stride and allow a university to progress with some order. The result would be n com- prehensive academic still, he said, sacrifices might be necessary: classes might have to he crowded more, sup- port staff might have to be de- creased, or the library might have to operate with a more restricted budget. But a realistic system of uni- versity financing would still be the most important basis for an improvement in the U of L's bleak outlook. 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