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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 27, 1973 Local attitudes Local New Horizons on education, police studied The attitudes of Lethbndge residents toward police, In- dians and education are being studied bv a psychology stu- dent at the University of Lethbndge The study is designed to gam a better understanding of people s attitudes and how they differ with age sex oc- cupation race and in come says Meredith Going who initiated the study as part of an independent study course Mr Going s first step was to take a random sample of 541 Lethbndge citizens from 27 regions in the He did this b> personally delivering a four-page questionnaire to the homes of those chosen to be part of the sample Only 67 people returned the question naire which is about a 12 per cent return Dr R L Arms psychology professor who is supervising the study savs he expected about a 20 per cent return but the number of returns receiv ed are sufficient to detect cer tain general attitudes People tend to generalize when they discuss their views on police Indians and educa tion and that is why the questionnaire asked par- ticipants to generalize when filling it out he said For example on a scale of seven with kind at one end and cruel at the other par ticipants were asked to rate how feel about police There were 12 questions of that nature about the police Indians white people and education Dr Arms savs earn one of us has a slightly different concept of what a policeman is however the studv should be able to detect whether the attitudes of those sampled are Shop and Save at Pro Hardware 5 gal. SHOP-VAC Tackles touqh cleaning anywhere Powerful motor and si clion fo re mcyng "Uk> b n VOTK shop f rep 3t.e aar ge tnsement La ge capac COMPLETE PACKAGE 29 97 TURNER TORCH REFILL TANK Fits all standard propane torches Hundreds of uses basically similar in any way Because the questionnaires do not include the participants identity it is hoped the study will reflect the straight facts about the vvav people feel about certain groups he says We rp not after positive or negative facts We re just hop- ing to get at the truth Dr Arms explains Included in the study is a survey of Peigan and Blood reserve Indians which is iden- tical to the one distributed to Lethbndge residents It is hoped the combination of the two surveys will reveal Indians attitudes toward themselves and whites whites attitudes toward themselves and Indians and how white and Indian people are similar or different in their feelings about education and the police Dr Arms ex plains Some recipients of the sur- vev questionnaire in Lethbndge wondered wh> just the citv and the Southern Alberta ere chosen to participate in the Mr Going savs he was limited in time and mobility and touldn t possibl} have ex- panded the survev to include the whole of Alberta Following a man on the street survey later this fall, which will consist of Questions similar to those on the questionnaire the results w ill be assembled for an expected release date in Only...... Call Hardwares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Lethbndge county council will hold a spenal meeting next week to discuss a propos ed 640-acre sub division east of the city The Oct 4 meeting will be closed to the public will deal with a proposal made at the last regular county meeting bv Lethbndge businessman J A Jarvie to develop a residen- tial recreational complex focused on horses The development which could cost over million would include 113 residential acreage sites a townhouse development equestrian riding and jumping areas and a restaurant and clubhouse At the special meeting county council will also dis LUSS other less-spectacular bub division and development proposals ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLiNIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg 222 5th St S __________Phona 328-1095 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 UHIBOYAL ZETA Mileage Tires ZETA 40M RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' 20% MORE CAR CONTROL 12% MORE TRACTION AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS CREDIT PLAN AVAILABLE KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. 3rd Ave S Phone 327-5985 or 327-4705 ALTA 50th Ave Phone 223-3441 B C 423-7746 Double parked Most parking meters, like trees and fire hydrants, are treated with a little less respect by dogs than this one near the bus depot Could be these two dogs appreciate being allowed to park without paying their penny and without getting a ticket AIR VAC 1811 2nd Ave. S. PHONE 328-0286 Power Furnace Cleaning Dnv-care centre to move Relocation of the Kradle Koop day care centre from 502 5th Ave S to a larger house at 526 7th Ave S was approved bv the Municipal Planning DR. R. S. FABBI OPTOMETRIST 314 8th Street South APPOINTMENTS PHONE 327-3331 Continues All This Week! Enjoy IN moil boullhil Cinidlin Grown Flowirs (hit WMk Frun Iron) our BrMithouu lo yogi Bouquets Frache's Rower Shop 322 6th St. S. Phone 327-5747 Commission Wednesday Some concern about the new location was expressed by a 78-year-old man who lives next door to it but he was as he put it neither for nor against it After being assured that the day care centre was well supervised that it would probably not handle more than 50 children and that the property would be upgraded, he seemed satisfied and did not oppose the application The planning commission also approved an application by Canada Trust Co to build a six suite apartment at 34218th St N APARTMENTS A 11 suite apart- ment building is to be built at 1915-1919 Lakemount Blvd by De Graaf Construction Ltd for Challenger Holdings Ltd ART GALLERY ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710-5 AVE S _ rtCTHBRIDCE-AlTA J HEINO DEEKEN Manager has few complaints Senior citizens from various parts of the country this week criticized "delays" in the machinery behind the federal government's New Horizons project, but things are ap parently operating smoothly in Southern Alberta According to Charles Norman, at the New Horizons regional office in Lethbndge, most applicants are warned the machinery will take about two months after their application is sent to Ottawa tor scrutiny and approval Some take longer than two months, but two months is the average, Mr Norman told The Herald And he added there have -m 1 t 1 branches isolated Rural heart fund been few complaints local- ly about the time factor The national pensioners' and senior citizens' conven tion in the city this week en dorsed the New Horizons program and asked that it be continued to help senior citizens plan, organize and operate projects at the com- munity level but several delegations complained of delays in the program's machinery Included in the criticism were the 'complex forms' and "endless meetings" that had to be negotiated before grants were approved Says Mr Norman in the Lethbndge office "Oh, yes We'd like to process applications faster But the federal government is working on a definite allot- ment spread over a 12-month period Each province was allotted so much money depending on its population and proportion of senior citizens Applications are processed in the Edmonton office after local examination and then sent along to Ottawa with a recommendation The fate of the application is decided in Ottawa Some of them are cut-and dried but most we size up in the field Mr Norman said Most people we warn when they make the application that it s going to take at least two months to process Projects funded in the Lethbndge area have been fairly diverse have in eluded a senior citizens centre in Blairmore historical research in Taber and funding for the Medicine Hat Retired Teachers Association to prepare a senior citizens services directory Mr Norman said one pro ject was funded in Lethbndge and four were pending New Horizons was funded by the federal government at the rate of million per year for three years Careless driver fined A Lethbndge man was fined a total of and costs in provincial court Tuesday for careless driving and failing to remain at the scene of an ac- cident Michael Lloyd Baumann, 524 6th St S was accused of striking a car from the rear Sept 2 Police said Baumann drove away from the scene, on 3rd Avenue S near 13th Street at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour and narrowly avoided colliding with another car Pleading guilty on both counts he was fined for careless driving and for failing to remain at the scene LITTERBUG Gerhard Hauenstein Calgary was so disgusted at receiving a speeding ticket in Lethbndge Sept 7 that he threw it on the ground He appeared before Pi ovin cial Judge L W Hudson Tues- day and was fined and costs for littering E. S. P, FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Blag Phone 327-6565 Combating isolation and dis- organization among rural branches of the Alberta Heart Foundation were major concerns at Wednesday's Lethbndge branch meeting Edna McMullin past Audit fees for classes decreased Persons who wish to monitor University of Lethbndge classes for per- sonal interest and knowledge rather than credit, can now do so for just a course per Semester The U of L board of gover nors in a regular monthly meeting, reduced the audit program fee from 50 to br- ing it more in line with fees charged for continuing educa- tion programs University entrance re- quirements exams and sub- mission of papers are waved for those wishing to audit programs Degree credit is not granted to auditors Dr W E Beckel U of L president says it was appropriate to lower the fees to give people more incentive to audit classes but also felt it was necessarv for the univer sitv to lew some fees to cover the overhead costs involved The 20 students now enroll ed in the audit program are not affected by the fee decrease The reduction will be in effect for the spring semester The board of governors also approved a grant of 000 for the operation of the U of L Co operative Child Care Centre The day care centre located on campus has an enrolment of 50 to 60 children each week Other sponsors include the U of L student s union and the parents who use the centre The governors also elected Blame Thacker a local lawyer as vice-chairman chairman of the city-wide heart blitz and present assis- tant chairman said response from rural areas could be greatly improved through more detailed organization She said that in the past rural areas were left "pretty much on their own and had developed a feeling of isolation realizing a connec- tion with the rest of the province only during heart month Annual provincial meetings held in Red Deer combining Edmonton, Calgary and Medicine Hat branches, by- passed many interests of "lit- tle Lethbndge" and proved more of an irritation than a help It was decided to hold a separate meeting for the pur pose of unifying districts from Vulcan south to the border and to intensify public interest in the heart fund as well as increase campaign funds Mrs McMullin added that canvassing for donations piesented no problem as peo- ple are 'more than willing to donate but difficulties arise in getting rural canvassers to cover miles of territory for this purpose She said plans for the future include more meetings to keep m touch with rural can- vassers and to exchange ideas for a stronger February cam paign Heart campaign funds are divided into three categories with 75 per cent of all monies going to further research 10 percent toward public educa tion and 15 percent for cam- paign and administration costs Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG Lower Ltvel PHONE 327 ZBZZ BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Gusto ons Ph 328-0372 2716 12 Ave S YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES KNOW THE THREE SISTERS MOTEL IS THE BEST ACCOMMODATION IN THE CROWSNEST! DO YOU'' COLOR TV FREE LOCALTEL CALLS ICE NEWSPAPER FERNIE'S NEWEST RESTAURANT ADJACENT RESERVE FERNIE 423-4438 EL-804 Electronic Calculator FEATURES 8 Digits Digitron w th Zero Suppression 4 Arithmetic Calcu lators (Addition Subtraction Mul tiplication and Div is 01) Perfect Sign Logic System Direct chain Multi plication and Di vision Constant Multi plication and DIVI sion Available now at TTX and Discount Calculation Overflow Error detect on Floit ng decimal point system Autonatic clearing Cleir entry function AC Only CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319-7 St. S. Phone 327-4591 FRIDAY and SATURDAY DINE DANCE This Week Featuring "SUNSET 4" WESTWINDS DINING ROOM to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE SUNDAY FAMILY DAY Sunday Brunch 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Dining 12p.m. to 10 p.m. (Special Children's Menu) IN THF OLD TRADITION OF WTS7FRN HOSPITALITi' u lestaulant ;