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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE 1FTHBRIDGE HERALD Thuriday, 23, 1971 Family Y busy; seeks Appeal help By MARGARET LUCKHURST Staff Writer The Lcthbridge Family Y has a program for every member of the family: little kids, big kids, Mother and Dad. There's even something for Grandma and Grandpa who want to keep fit, or would like to take part in special interest programs. The fitness programs are scheduled at various hours of the week to suit participants with busy schedules. Special instruction gr o u p s range from seasonal programs such as swimming and golf, to ski conditioning and scuba div- ing. And these are only a few of the opportunities for fun and training at the Family Y. Funding for Y programs c o m s from a variety of sources including sustain i n g memberships, fees and grants from the United Appeal. But the increased cost of op- erating a larger assoc i a t i o n makes budgeting pretty diffi- cult. Last year the Y's deficit was in the neighborhood of 000. They had anticipated only a deficit. It is inconceivable to think of this community without the ser- vices of the Family Y. That is why it is so import- ant to support it through your contribution to the United Ap- peal. They depend on your fi- nancial assistance to be able to offer healthy programs to the youth and the adults of the city. The United Appeal total lo date for this year's fund drive is Augur students a good experience During the past summer Lelhbridge may have been in- strumental in helping patch the tarnished rela t i o n s between English and French Canada. The majority of the out-of- province young people who toured southern Alberta on the federally sponsored, Canada- wide Augur bus tours were French Canadians. While in the city, the indif- ferent attitude of the young Quebecers towards Western Canadians usually vanished be- fore they left. Approximately 630 young peo- ple between the ages of 18 and 24 spent an average of three days in and around the city. Although guided tours to southern Alberta points of in- terest were available, many of the students 'spent at least a day in the city on their own. They were impressed by the friendliness of local citizens, who not only answered their questions but also occasionally took a couple of hours to drive the young people around, The Augur students were sur- prised by city residents who "were doing something for them and not expecting any- thing in return." The Augur tours were intend- ed to offer young people an op- portunity to sec how their coun- terparts in other provinces lived. It was also intended as a university, college and high school credit program under special circumstances. Thirty three southern Al- berta young people, including 26 from Lethbridge, participat- ed in the Canada wide bus tours which cost for about 30 days of travel, meals and accommodation. The majority of students tak- ing the tour were 18 to 20 years old. City students either boarded buses headed towards Vancou- ver and the west coast or caught buses moving east as far as Quebec City. The youths arriving in Leth- bridge from other points shared facilities with the transient youth participating in the fed- eral government sponsored youth hostel program. The transients occupied the main floor level of the old Cen- tral School while the Augur stu- dents slept in the basement and ate at a local hotel. The Augur program was ini- tiated by Seneca College near Toronto, which had urged the federal government to sponsor a Canada wide student bus tour program similar lo one it offers its students every year. REG TURNER Dairies order has no effect here Russell leaves post Hospital board acclaimed Elaine Th acker and Stan Ver- linden have been elected as trustees o[ the Lethbridge Aux- iliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 5 board by acclamation. In a communication to city council, the city clerk declared Mr. Tliacker and Mr. Verlinden elected because there were no more nominations than there were vacancies to fill on the board. Both are also seeking election to the Municipal Hospital Board. CARPET and UNO (Complete Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE. 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE 'Tha Carpet House Qt the South" The University of Lethbridge co-ordinator of student affairs has tendered his resignation ef- fective at the beginning of the new year. Gordon Russell, student af- fairs co-ordinator since early 1969, said the 24-hour-per-day, seven days a week nature of his job interrupted his personal family life. He intends to remain at the university as an assistant pro- fessor of psychology. As student co-ordinator for three years Mr. Russell's job was to act as the go-between for students and the university administration and also act as an ombudsman for students with personal or off-campus problems. He is preparing a report on his position, complete with rec- ommendations for his succes- sor. Part of his job was to see that student opinion was either directly or indirectly represent- ed in various faculty and de- partment decisions. "Students can easily be over- looked in a large, mushroom- ing he said. "Any r e o r g a n i zation will hopefully result in a more vis- ible and accessible operation which can directly and imme- diately meet the diverse needs of be said. "I don't feel elaborate organi- zational structures are always in the best interest of students, who should remain the con- stituency of a student affairs office." Among the changes that will be proposed in his report is a regular rotation of personnel in key administrative and faculty positions with "fresh blood and new ideas." No successor has yet been appointed. PQLYQU want to answer jfftur chilcFs questions about God? Come to this Christian Science Lecture WHAT'S NECESSARY ABOUT RELIGION? by NEIL H. BOWLES, C.S.B., Atlanta On. Lithbridgt Community College Dr. Kale Andr.wi Bidg.r Room 7 Tonight, Sept. p.m. Reg Turner Night a success at WCHS A federal government order for dairies and grocery stores lo replace three quart plastic jugs will have no effect in Leth- bridge. The order will come because the plastic jugs have shrunk as a result of repeated steriliza- tion and no longer will hold three quarts, according to a spokesman for the weights and measures branch of (lie depart- ment of consumer and corpor- ate affairs. Joe Slinko, plant manager for Purity Dairy Co-op Ltd. in the city, said there ii no focus for the order in Lethbridge be- cause use of plastic containers was discon t i n u e d here two years ago. He said the Lethbridge plant then discontinued the use of one and two quart plastic contain- ers because of shrinkage prob- lems, the amount of time and handling necessary and prob- lems with store credit for re- turnable containers. "The single service contain- ers we now use are more effi- cient and more sanitary than the plastic containers, at least for use in the Lethbridge he said. "Our company still uses plas- tic containers in Edmonton for retail delivery only, but the plant has it's own machine for making the containers. "If the plastic container be- comes unusable, the plant re- cycles it and makes a new one to replace it." Al Wiggins, plant manager for SUverwood Dairies in Lfith- bridge, said there is no applica- tion for the order with his firm because paper and glass con- tainers are the only ones used. He said the federal weights and measures department keeps close watch on all con- tainer operations and there has been no problem to date. The spokesman for the de- partment is quoted as saying Wednesday was Reg Turner Night at Winston Churchill High School in LeUibridge, as students said goodbye to their retiring principal and old friends paid tribute to their long-time associate. It was a night for recalling memories of Mr. Turner's long association with education and civic affairs looking for- ward to future undertakings. The evening got off to a rous- ing start with a concert by the WCHS band under the baton of Willy Matnis. Masters of ceremonies Wen- dy and Sharon Steven, son introduced featured speak- ers George Watson, Bill White and A. W. Shackleford. Mr. Watson made reference to Mr. Turner's abiding inter- est in youth affairs: his teach- ing career beginning at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, his work with sea cadets and his latest project a golf course for young people be- tween 15 and 25. Mr. White, another long-time associate of the guest of honor, wished him a happy retirement, and hoped he could save some time from golfing to take the occasional fishing trip. As former felfow-member o[ city council, A. W. Shackel- ford said Mr. Turner had al- ways been one of those alder- men who wanted to "get things done." An impulsive but astute person, he never quits until he reaches his goal, lie said. A student skit had as its theme the administra live changes Mr. Turner pioneered at Winston Churchill. Long a proponent of increased freedom and individual responsibility for students, Mr. Turner will.be re- membered as the man who brought changes to WCHS. the shrinkage, which in rare in- stances approached six ounces per jug, came to light about three years ago, at which time the dairies were asked tn take corrective action. Apparently the sponse to the problem was to start filling the jugs tn their capacity instead of to a fill line indicated at the jug handles, initial re- The spokesman said this method of filling the bottle to capacity has kept the dairies within the law. Milk River pollution problem worries district residents By RUDY HAUGENEDER Staff Writer Residents of the Canadian border town of Coutts have sent a petition to the Alberta department of health protest- ing the pollution of its drinking water the Milk River. The petition, signed by about one-third of the village's 452 people, charges that raw sew- age deposited into the river by the town of Milk River causes periodic outbreaks of sickness. About 750 people in Coutts, Sweetgrass, Montana and near- by farmers get their drinking water from the river. Provincial health department officials in Lethbridge and Milk River Mayor Ralph Beard say the petition is based on in- accurate facts. Seminar series starts The first of the University of Lethbndge seminar series will be held at noon Friday in Room C760 on the West Cam- pus. Dr. Abram Iloffer of Saska- The petitioners are also ag- gravated by having to ration their water at least twice a year because of sewage depos- its poured into the river. Two times a year the town of Milk River opens the sluice gates to its lagoon-filtering treatment system, permitting the systems's contents to flow into the river. The town, 10 miles upstream from Coutts, gives the village and health department two- weeks advance warning prior to opening the sluice gates. This allows Coutts time to store a two million gallon res- ervoir of water for the two weeks its pumps on the river are shut off. Coutts residents say the town of Milk River ban outgrown its current treatment facilities and should adopt larger and better treatment methods. Milk River Mayor Board says the town has not experienced the growth rate implied by the petition. He said the present sewage system was designed to treat sewage for a populalion of about The town's current population is less than 900, The treatment facililies are under supervision of health of- ficials, he said adding the water is clean enough to drink before being released into the river. Mayor W a I m c r Gaits of Coutts said during peak sum- mer periods district residents drain to gallons of water per day during the two-week closure of river water pumps. As the reservoir contains room for only two million gal- lons of water this causes sev- ere water rationing to the peo- ple supplied, he said. A letter signed by Mayor Gaits accompanying the peti- tion stated: "The village has had prob- lems in the past with contami- nation and we are concerned that bacteria contamination may get oul of hand. "We strongly feel that the practice of dumping sewage into the river should cease at once, not only is there a great danger to health but it puts a great strain on us when at peak periods of the year we have to shut down our pumps." Dr. Abram Hotter of basira- TT .11 .1 toon will speak on the subject Hardievme lOSC for school bus to Letlibritlge of schizophrenia. The public is invited to at- tend. Never Can Tell play Saturday Critic C. B. Purdom has call- ed it "Shaw's most popular play." It's You Never Can Tell, written by George Bernard Shaw in the 1890s but still a play with something to say to today's audience. In addition to the fact that a good comedy is appealing no matter when it was written, Shaw's play has as one of its main characters an "emanci- pated womna" one Dolly Clandon, who fits right m with the Women's Liberaton move- ment of the 1970s. Long-separated from her hus- band, Mrs. Clandon brings her three children to a fashionable "watering place" on the Eng- lish coast. As the play unfolds, Shaw de- velops the relationships be- tween young Gloria Clandon and Valentine (a dentist) and between Mrs. Clandon and her ex-husband. Looming large through the play is William the waller, one of Shaw's best-known charac- ters. You Never Can Tell is a Uni- versity of Calgary drama de- partment production, being brought to Lethbridge by the Allied Arts Council and the provincial cultural development branch. Tickets are available at Leis- ter's. Curtain time at the Yalcs Memorial Centre Saturday is p.m. Eight Hardieville junior and senior high school students lost out in a bid to get county-pro- vided school bus transportation to Lethbridge city schools. At T meeting o[ the County of Lethbridge schools commit- tee Tuesday, a resolution to al- low those students on the bus waj defeated. The vote was a tie, but under county regula- tions, a tie vote is lost vote. County officials refused com- ment on why the request was refused. The dispute arose at the be- ginning of the fall semester when a county bus took II stu- dents into Lethbridge for school and left eight students to pro- vide then- own transportation. Under a policy established by the committee last year a bus was provided to Lethbridge for the students who wanted it at the time. It made no provisions for students who graduated lo junior high school subsequent to the policy decision. The bus is scheduled lo run unlil June, 1972. Residents of Hardieville ar- gued that since the bus goes to Lelhbridge with vacant seats, the eight studenls not allowed on tin bus could easily be ac- co-ni odatfd at no additional expense to the county. The county agreed that it would cost no more to take 19 than it does to take 11. Howc-er, (he policy stands and the eight students must either find their own way to Leth- bridge or attend the county-as- signed school in Coaldale. M ore city news Page 15 SMILEY'S PLUMBING GIASS tINED WATER HEATERS SI 10 and up Inilalltd Phone 328-2176 SIDORSKY'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. SELL THEIR FIRST MOBILE HOME IN LETHBRIDGE Pictured here is Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCann of Lethbridge, receiving the keys to their new Safeway Mobile Home, from Mr. Brian Sidorsky, president of Sidorsky's Mobile Homes Ltd. Also on hand for the happy occasion is Mr. Garth Enerson (far left) General Man- ager of Sidorsky's Mobile Homes Ltd., Mr. Barry Boyer, Sales Representative for Safe- way Shelter Systems Ltd., and Mr. Ernie Kovacs (far right) Manager of Sidorsky's Mobile Homes Ltd., Lethbridge. The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge Presents the University of Calgary Drama Dept. in 'YOU NEVER CAN TELL' YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Saturday, Sept. 25th p.m. TICKETS: Adults Children ON SAtI NOW AT LEISTER'S ;