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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SENIOR CITIZEN'S TOUR HAWAII CALLS Departing "tddfl 00 Jan. Pur Porson Guided Tours For You To Enioy In The Sunshine. For Further Information Coll BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1271 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-3201 or 328-6858 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The letlibtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lclhbridgc, Alberta, Monday, September 28, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 18 J A. E. CROSS Jjlana's Your Franchised Dealer for Nikon, Zeiss Ikon, Mamtya, Bell and Howcll, Broun and Kodak Darkroom Equipment and Supplies House Appeal Tonight The 1970 United Appeal house to house canvass gels under way tonight with a four-hour blitz carried out from 5-9 p.m. Approximately 351) canvas- sers will be ringing Hie door- bells of people who do not have the opportunity of donating to t h e campaign through their place of employment. These will include widows, retired persons, and residents who do! not have a place of business in the Lethbridge area. The objective for this year's campaign is As of Saturday the appeal had to go to meet the objective. LCC, U of Men Head New Group Jules LeHouillier, director of student awards and financial assistance at the University of Lethbridge has been elected i president of the newly-formed Alberta Student Awards Per- sonnel Association. The ASAPA was formed to act as a liaison between the Alberta Students' Assistance Board, which administers all Alberta government student loans and grants, and the awards personnel at each uni- versity, college, technical school and nursing school in the province. It will provide advice and concrete operating proposals to the SAB to help it improve its operations from year to year. Jim MacNeil, co-ordinator of student activities at the Leth- bridge Community College, was elected secretary of the ASAPA. The association involves in- stitutions with a total of almost i students two-thirds of whom receive financial assis- tance. Loading Sugar Beets For Haul. To. Factories 1970 Beet Harvest Under Way Today marked the beginning many beets as they wish. of the southern Alberta sugar Lalovee Jensen, president of beet harvest for 1970. Officiais of Canadian Sugar! Factories Ltd. in Lethbridge. said weather conditions are ideal for the harvest, and beets i are in good shape for piling and storage. Dwight Purdy. manager of CSF in Lethbridge, said this year's crop looks good, possibly a little better than average. All receiving stations throughout southern Alberta were operating on an open de- livery basis this morning, meaning farmers may haul as Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association, said, "Sugar beets are one of the most promising crops raised in southern Al- berta and we are looking for- ward to a good return on this year's crop." There are about 37.000 acres of sugar beets under contract this season, and about growers. The harvest usually lasts until late October. Sugar factories at Taber and Picture Butte will start re- fining sugar from this year's crop Sept. 30. Education Minister Tar From About Kindergartens Power Ownership Battle Continues In Province Another skirmish in the long battle over public ownership of Alberta power companies is be- DeMolay Officers Installed Golf dub Burglarized A break, enter and theft was discovered this morning at the Henderson Lake Golf Club on South Parkside Drive. Stolen were S311 in cash, some bottles of liquor and some wedding band rings. En- try was gained by smashing a window. About 150 persons attended the installation ceremony Sat- urday night of 23 young men into the Lethbridge Chapter of the Order of DeMolay. The investiture of chapter mother and chapter sweet heart was also held during the service at the Masonic Hall. The Order of DeMolay takes its name from Jacques De- Molay, last ruler of the Knights Templars, who was martyred in 1314 at the hands of Philip the Fair of France. The purpose of the order which was established in the U.S. in 1919, is to aid young men aged 14-21 and to develop in them a high sense of citizen ship and personal integrity. Installed in the order were- Roger Barnes as master coun- cillor; Bill Gore-Hickman se- nior councillor; Tim Gore-Hick- man, junior councillor; Bob Foster as scribe-trea- surer and David Hovan as as- sistant scribe-treasurer. Senior dsaeon and junior deacon are Tim Baxter and Alex Hann; senior steward and junior steward are Bob Black and Don Rollack. Other officers are: Rick Ber- lando, marshal; Bob Beadling, chaplain; Gary Young, almo- ner; Neil Fester, standard bearer; Richard Sanderson, orator; Duane McCurrach, sen- Centre Village Mall Will Open Here Oct. 8 The Centre Village Hall in Lethbridge will open for busi- ness Thursday, Oct. U. A preview and official open- CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 ing ceremony for the mall and the Simpson Ssars depart- ment store will be held Oct. 7. S. E. E a g I s, president of Marathon Realty Ltd., 'a n d J. C. Barrow, president man of the board of Simpsons Sears Ltd., will attend the opening. ing fought. Unifarm, a new or- ganization of Alberta farmers, and the Union of Rural Elec- trification Associations, with membership made up of farm- ers, is mounting the offensive but so far has made no impres- sion on the Alberta govern- ment. Calgary Power Ltd. the ma- jor supplier of electricity to Al- berta farms, is in the process of negotiating new rate struc- tures and other terms with the REA's. Paul Babey, president of Unifarm in a recent letter has asked the REA's to hold off until further pressure is put on tlie government. Considerable resistance to this strategy is being encoun- tered m some parts of the prov- ince. Mr. Babey, in a recent letter to Unifarm and Union of REA's i officials, said that executives of the two groups met recently with the Alberta cabinet and asked the government to take over the power companies, but j wero told this was not govern- ment policy. The letter staled that the farmers were supposed to get "power at but they BAriNES and Bob Baird, preceptor. Installing officers were: Rick Hatl, installing officer; Ken Lethbridge's newest shopping j Moraes, senior councillor, Lea c, ....I, BrocklcsbV; junior counciijor; Rod Lomas. marshal; -lack mall is located at 13th St. and 2nd A Ave. N. to help. Early diagnosis and treatment of most any illness, even a bad cold, can mean quicker re- covery at a relatively lesser cost. Check these specials CREST FAMILY SIZ6 TOOTHPASTE Reg. 51.29..... NOW St.09 SCOPE 17-oz. the BIG ONE Reg.'51.85. NOW PARAMETTES Tablets or liquid Deep Cut 52.99 OFFER LIMITED SO HURRY! DRAFFIiV'S DOWNTOWN ROD 327-3579 ntSPENSARY GSOROE Foster, senior deacon: Rev. E. R. Doyle, chaplain; and A. K. Putland. organist. Charles Bell was installed chapter dad, Mrs. F. G. Gore- Madeline Wray. chapter sweet- heart. Edgar Bastedo is acting riser. Drder of DeMolay, now fourth year in Leth- is sponsored by .the Lethbridge Shrine Club but boys do not need to be connect- ed to the Shrine club to join the order. dad adviser. The Order in its bridge weren't, and the government would have to see that they did. But the letter also stated it is the position of the two associa- tions that "power at the lowes', possible cost" can only be achieved by public ownership. Tlie 'two major companies in- volved are Calgary Power, which has a number of hydro plants on mountain and foot- hills rivers and a major coal- fired generating plant west of Edmonton, and Canadian Utili- ties, with steam plants in the north. Alberta is the only prov- ince without almost complete government ownership of the power systems. Public ownership of Alberta power companies was the sub- ject of a plebiscite at the time of the 19-18 Alberta provincial election. It WHS defeated by a narrow margin. A campaign to disband all the local REA's and make one province-wide organization is also under way. The resources and reserves of each of the existing locals would be thrown int one pot with one board responsible for tire prov- ince. Tin's, too is meeting with some resistance. By JIM WILSON Education Writer EDMONTON A pro. yincially financed kinder- garten system is not likely to develop in Alberta unless its proponents offer substantially mere experimental support for it. Alberta Education Minister Robert Clark said that while there were two pilot project kindergartens (in Calgary and Edmonton) funded by his de- partment, he is "far from con- vinced" they are the only solu- tion to the problems they are said to solve. "There are now many school systems operating portions of a kindergarten system on t h e i r own, and many private agen- cies and individuals have kin- dergarten program s." Mr. Clark said. 'But just tacking an extra year onto the Grade 1 to 12 sys- tem isn't, it seems, the answer. Other provinces have done this and we haven't, yet Alberta has the highest rate of retention of its sludents of any province in Canada. "That means the provinces with kindergartens still have more dropouts than we do, and more students who aren't being turned on by the system even if they're in it so the kinder- garten year doesn't seem to be fulfilling its promise. "Really if you're going to come to grips with the prob- lems of the kids who have to be helped first the lads in the lower socio economic areas you've got to involve the mothers and the families. "You can't bring the kid to school for two or three hours and then send hin. home to the same old situation and expect to succeed at all "without doing more work: the mother, and the father, doesn't understand what is going on, she doesn't appre- ciate its value so it doesn't help at all." To a lesser extent the same is true for kindergartens cater- ing to the average student, Mr. Clark said, since in these cases too the parents must take an interest in what their child is since school dropouts come from all econo- mic and social categories of families. However, elementary school education (Grade 1 to 6) is an entirely different proposition. "Our elementary level of edu- cation must become our pri- mary interest and priority in Alberta." Mr. Clark said. It is the first few years of school winch form a student's habits and interests but tra- ditionally elementary schools j have been given the least money and ihe least-qualified average teachers. The department of education has already started to encour- age school districts to change their elementary curricula and general outlook toward their elementary school systems. The Alberta Federation of Superette Said Doing Well By SWIHART Herald Staff Writer STANDOFF The Standoff Superette, owned and operated by tlie Blood Indians .is being well received by all and being used extensively by over one third of the reserve population. Louis Soop, store manager said Thursday. He said business during the opening 10 days of specials was tremendous with sales 20 per cent better than anticipated. "Sales have tended to fluc- tuate since but have hit higher than the anticipated average in Hickman chapter mother and the month and a half since the official he said. "One peculiar trait of this store is the acceptance of the meat display department. Meat sales in most stores average 25 to 27 per cent of gross sales but we have been selling 32 to 35 per cent of gross sales through the meal counter." He said one of the major SAVE TOP 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT IIMUTE UFFLER INSTALLATIONS Phone 323-8134 509 6th Avenue Soulh problems of the store is trans- portation for the people. "We could draw more heavily from Moses Lake and Glemvood but it is closer for them to go to the white community. "There is talk of getting the bus that brings workers to the Kaiiiai Industries plant site to make the Superette its north- ern terminal. If this is accom- plished, business will jump 20 per cent." A major change in the opera- lion of the store is getting away from the usual counter display approach in the meat depart- ment. There has been a change-over to put in more va- riety in front-quarter cuts but the department still carries a i complete variety of all cuts, he said. "The staff is very good al- though the inexperience of the meat cutters means more work because of the unexpected vol- ume. "There is one Blood Indian enrolled at the Lethbridge Community College in a meat cutting course and be should finish next spring. We are hopeful he will come to work for us at that time." Another area which has proved popular is staples. Mr. Soop said flour, sugar and lard are very popular. Pastries and novelties also are big seil- You Spend 8 Hours Every Day in Your Office You Work Hard You Deserve The Best That's Office Furniture From CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 306 13th Street N. Phone 327-4591 ;ilome and School Associations pressuring the govern- j ment recently to introduce a kindergarten year in all school districts, financed by the de- partment of education. Most kindergarten operators (Lethbridge has about 10) also favor a government takeover of pre-school education, as does the Alberta Teachers' Associa- j lion. Colleges Priority In Budget Plans Colleges in Alberta will re- ceive first priority for the next few years in all considerations of post secondary (after high school) education finance, Al- berta Education Minister Rob- ert Clark told The Herald. "Universities provide educa- tional opportunities for only about 30 per cent of Alberta's students and up until now this opportunity for the few has been at the expense of almost all the funds available for all types of post secondary edu- he said. "It seems to me to be most appropriate to spend the money we have to quench the thirst for post secondary education of as many people as we can. "This means we should be Break-Iii Attempts Saturday Several attempts of break- ing and entering business premises in Lethbridge occur- red Saturday but entry was gamed in only one instance. Graham Collection Agencies, 1410 17th St. S., was broken into but nothing is reported miss- ing. Also in the vicinity of the col- lection firm, entry was at- tempted at Ace TV, 1406 17th St. S., and Bonnydale Beauty Salon, 1414 17th St. S. Entry was also attempted at a shed at the rear of the build- ing at 506 20th St. N. Nothing was taken from the shed. i making a much larger portion of our resources available not just for 30 per cent but for that bigger bulk of people who have been largely ignored: people who are not university bound because they are not interested in what universities have to of- fer, but who at the same time have a right to expect an oppor- tunity for some other kind of post secondary education. "I think the community col- lege admirably fills this Mr. Clark said. Commenting or. how univer- sities are being affected by the latest government financial measures, he said universities would have to emphasize their undergraduate (bachelors' de- gree) programs and cut back on increases in their graduate- level studies. "We still have to give every student tvho wants an under- graduate degree program the opportunity to attend an Alber- ta Mr. Clark which would mean money now spent or. graduate programs would be needed for support of the burgeoning undergraduate student population. He Hrmed "balderdash" the University of Lethbridge accu- sation that government cutbacks in financial grants due to drops in enrolment were unfair be- cause they ignored the need for prior contract commitments by universities. "The universities don't have to hire their staff until the stu- dents are there they can al- ways find mere people when they heed them instead of guess- ing they will need them the Jan- uary Mr. Clark said. "An Alberta university this year sought applications for a new position just a few days ago and they had 95 applicants almost immediately." GUILD DIRECTOR Syd Hall of Lelhbridge w a s named one of seven directors of the Canadian Guild of Dis- pensing Opticians at the as- sociation's 18th annual meet- ing in Toronto this weekend. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 SUPER KEM TONE Suggested Retail 12.70 Gal. 4 ft 16 SPECIAL GAt. I KEM GLO KEM GLO VELVET 12.72 Suggested Retail 15.90 Gal. SPECIAL................ GAl. WE ALSO STOCK ABOUT 200 WALLPAPER PATTERNS IN LETHBRIDGE SHERWINWIUIAMSl PAINT WALLPAPER 321 6th St. S. Phone 327-8321, 327-0211 ;