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Tuesday, October 9, 1962
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PACK TWO- TIIF LEADEltPOST, RFC, ISA, TUESIUY, OCTOBER 9, 12- English MD discusses British health services CARLYLE (Special) When Dr. Donald McIntosh Johnson, physician, surgeon, lawyer and member of parliament for Carlisle, England, addressed a meeting here Friday he felt the occasion was unique in many ways. . First, he had never come out of the sky as he said, to attend a meeting before. He felt it was unique to find a place in Saskatchewan although spelled differently by the name of Carlyle, and to find the people in a town of this Me so well informed on state medicine in England. Dr. Johnson brought first-hand Information to about 200 people who attended the meeting, of the compulsory state-controlled medicine as it is practised in England under a Conservative government. lie referred to his book, Friend or Frankenstein, which is about the British national health scheme. He said the doctors in England HOMEMADE AIRCRAFT: Known as the Stits Skycoupe, this aircraft is the fourth machine to be built by Cecil Goddard of Alida. It is 19 feet in length, has a wing span of more than 27 feet and a cruising speed of about 120 miles an hour. Building aircraft Alida mans hobby By PATRICK ARMSTRONG ALIDA (Special) Making his own aircraft and flying them is old hat to Cecil Goddard of Alida. It was during the early 1930s when he was a youth of 19 or 20 that Mr. Goddard built his first .airplane. During August of this year he completed his fourth machine. Known as the Stits Skycoupe, the latest Goddard model is a trim flying ship indeed. It is 19 feet in length and has a wing span of more than 27 feet. A two-seater, high wing craft, the fuselage is white in .color except for two red stripes Tuning along each side. The wings also are red in color. Powered by ,a 125 horsepower Lycoming engine, the airplane has a cruising speed of about 120 miles an hour. It is capable of climbing about 200 feet a minute. With a total weight of around 800 pounds, the plane has a fuel capacity of 16 gallons. Gasoline consumption varies with flying conditions but normally approximates six or seven gallons an hour. The frame of the craft is made of welded steel tubing and covered by a new, tough nylon fabric. The wings are of light weight wood and covered with the same nylon material as the body. Cecil Goddard began building his present plane early last December and finished it around the end of August. During that time he says, I lived in the garage in my spare time. With him much of the time were his two sons Kenneth and Donald, who helped in the construction of the plane. They did a lot of the dirty work such as cleaning up the tubing used in the frame, says their dad. Parts for the aircraft came from all over the North American continent. The engine is from the United States, the tubing from here and there the wood for the wings from somewhere else. On the instrument panel .are gadgets from many different sources. The temperature gauge, for example, is a transplant from a Case tractor. And so on. Recently Mr. Goddard made the initial flight in his homemade craft. It has been approved by the department of transport and can be flown within a 25 mile radius of its Alida base. When we paid Mr, Goddard a visit to see his plane he was away on a Saturday afternoon jaunt in his Stits Skycoupe. A welder by trade, Mr. Goddard says he has always been interested in airplanes and flying. He learned to fly at Moose Jaw in 1931. During the Second World War he trained navigators for the RCAF at Winnipeg Beside the. hangar in the Goddard yard, sits another accomplishment of Mr. Goddard, a gyrocopter. Little more than a seat on wheels with ,a rotor blade above, the device is pulled by a motor vehicle until it becomes airborne, on the same principle as a kite, but with a man aboard. The blade, which can take the machine to an altitude of 75 feet on the end of a rope, also lets the gyrocopter down slowly to a safe landing. EXPENSIVE HOBBY Mr. Goddard is as enthusiastic about airplanes as a Wilbur or Orville Wright, but not for the money he makes its an expensive hobby. Rather, it is the satisfaction he derives from creating something, seeing it work, improving and perfecting it. Perhaps the builders enthusiasm and zest for airplanes is infectious. Sons Kenneth and Donald seem to have a bit of it too. did not have the public behind them as the doctors were supported by the people of Saskatchewan in the recent medicare dispute. English doctors had not been in favor of the British medical plan but when they had eventually surrendered to it, the government felt it had won a great victory. Since it has been In operation it has been found that it is not satisfactory to either doctors or patients, Dr. Johnson said. The doctor-patient situation is growing worse as time goes on. The result has been that approximately one-third of the young doctors trained in Britain are leaving the country. The gaps are being filled by doctors from other countries of the Commonwealth, doctors with less experience and different teaching causing a lowering of hospital care. Doctors in England are classified in three sections: general practitioners, consultants and specialists. General practioners are being denied the right of entering hospitals to look after their patients so must send them to a consultant which runs into more expense and often means delayed attention. Dr. Johnson said the people of England didnt rise up against this injustice as the people of Saskatchewan had done, because they are more conservative and they are most reluctant to admit they have made a mistake. VOLUNTARY SERVICE He said there is an increasing number of people who are paying into a voluntary service so that they may have a good doctor when they feel they need or want one. What they need is KOD (Keep Our Doctors) committees in England and he is going to advocate that they form them upon his return to England, Dr. Johnson said. He urged Saskatchewan doctors to stay in Saskatchewn and work while they make their fight for their rights. They have the people behind them, he said. The whole world is watching Saskatchewan medicare. While he feels the situation has not been properly publicized in England or o t h er countries, their fight will still leave its imprints on the world. Russell Stockton, a member of the Carlyle KOD committee, thanked Dr. Johnson and presented him with a gift memento of Carlyle. Herb Padwick of Regina spoke on behalf of the provincial KOD organization saying the mam concern of the KOD group is to keep the doctors in the rovince. THE ONLY WAY "The only way we can do this is to ensure that patients have the right to choose who they want to treat them and that the doctors have the right to work in their own way, he said. To be able to do this, we as citizens must have a voice in what is done. For every responsibility we are relieved of, we lose certain rights as free citizens. Lloyd Lewis expressed the thanks of the people to Dr. E. Harvey of Carlyle and Dr. E. L. Plaster of Areola for their faithfulness and loyalty. Chairman of the meeting was E. J. Brady. iV International film festival means fame for Yorkton Bv RUTH SHAW ' to carry out this ambitious pro- YORKTON (Staff) Certain ject. cultural activities are synony- Miss Nettie Kryski, who is mous with cities of Canada. : still the hard working secretary, Stratford has drama; Wtnnt-j wrote to the various legations, peg ballet, Toronto opera and ; embassies and information of-Yorkton the International docu-lfmes of nations which had re-mentary film festival. I presentatives in Canada and to 'isar I't'Jtfr' To people in the film world in Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa the city of Yorkton is not connected with wheat, with politics or industry, it is the site of the Canadian international documentary film festival. Film festivals bring to mind Vienna, Edinburgh and Cannes, but Yorkton film council has, with a mixture of audacity, imagination and sheer hard work, made the city of Yorkton the centre where the best of world documentaries are screened. On Oct. 15, 16 and 17 the seventh biennial documentary film festival will take place. producer in the United States. Films from the United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, New Zealand and other countries made possible a two-day festival. An audio-visual workshop was held in conjunction with this festival. Regularly since then, every two years the festival has been held with more exhibitors and better films being shown. The festival has attracted many personalities from the foreign embassies such as a press secretary from the German embassy; two secretaries from the Russian embassy and a representative from the United Kingdom Information Office. Members of the film council National Film Board officials BEST FILM AWARD: The golden sheaf trophy, above, will be awarded to the producer of the 'best film shown at the international documentary film festival at Yorkton Oct. 15, 16 and 17. First awarded in 1958 to mark the fifth biennial festival and the 75th anniversary of the city of Yorkton, the trophy was designed by the Yorkton film council. It has been awarded twice, once to a Czechoslovakian film producer and once to the National Film Board. Minister outlines education needs SWIFT CURRENT (Staff) i general could be gained, then ' progressive education programs could not keep pace. World development in the past few years has increased enormously under the hammer-teachers' convention b a n q u e t ( ing blows of science and tech-held Thursday in the Skyline i nology, Mr. Turnbull said. Our GUARD KILLED SEOUL (AP) A U.S. soldier standing guard 12 miles behind the South Korean frontier was fatally shot and stabbed by unidentified Koreans who left behind shells of the type used in Russian burp guns, the U.S. Army announced today. TEA SLIPPING LONDON (CP) Although tea is still the national drink in England, coffee consumption has trebled since 1939. Britons also eat more meat and poultry than before the Second World War, less fish and less bread and butter, says a board of trade re-poit. WERE MOVING NOW to SAVE 1 00 to S1 50 on new pianos All LP Records Vz PRICE KtUtan 'Ptano House m 1846 Broad New Location Across From Eaton's hotel. The banquet was part of the program of the workshop and convention of the Swift Current school unit teachers which was held in Waldeck with sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mr. Turnbull said unless full understanding and co-operation by teachers, parents, school boards and the community in Govan school opened GOVAN (Special) An estimated 250 persons were on hand Wednesday at ceremonies marking the official opening of the Carl Frederickson school in Go-van. Speaker for the occasion was R.J. Davidson, acting deputy minister of education. Mr. Davidson paid tribute to Mr. Frederickson, who has acted as secretary of the Govan school board for the last 37 years, and after whom the school is named. Mr. Davidson said over the years in his dealings with the department Mr. Frederickson had shown himself to be a man of high purpose and firm resolve. There as nothing like the building of a new school to bring the community together, he said, and in this school Govan and district is paying tribute to Mr. Frederickson, the town and j . , . the young people who are using Annthprplhichti,ht f is. v and who will be using it. knowledge is passing our ability to record and teach it. He said assessment must be made of school programs in the light of new developments today and new loads and pressures of academic teaching should also be examined. With the vast strides being made today there must be some kind of system which caters to all which gives equality of opportunity in education to all, Mr. Turnbull emphasized. He explained that schooling must be designed to aid those students with the most ability to get ahead by the fastest means possible. The only way this can be done is to have the understanding of the community. A BRIDGE NEEDED The teaching profession needs a bridge between itself and the community to facilitate this understanding. This role had been undertaken to a large extent by the home and school associations, Mr. Turnbull said. He outlined changes in techniques that must come, television to bridge the shortage of teachers, and outside groups to teach such special topics as alcohol education and guidance. We cant linger behind in this field or well never catch up, Mr. Turnbull warned. History is strewn with the bodies of civilizations which didnt meet the challenges of their day. If we can meet these challenges we can move forward into a new era of democracy, if not our society will go the way of all others. KEY POSITION He said teachers are in a key position in this movement and asked for their aid in formulat- have had nightly sessions of previewing. The bleary-eyed on Yorktons streets the past few weeks are not the drinking crowd, they are merely members of the Yorkton film council who have almost worn out their eyes previewing more than 92 films, from 38 producers from such widely separated countries as India, France, Japan, Hungary, China, as well as other European, South African, American and Canadian . producers. Producers from these countries have entered their best for screening in Yorktons festival. ONLY THE BEST From the viewpoint of excellence in content and photography as well as the time factor, only the best can be shown in the festival. The selection committee Jias laid down stringent rules and the films are ruthlessly weeded out leaving only the best. A feature of the festival is that all admissions are free. Everyone that wishes can attend all five sessions without any admission or subscription memberships of any kind. The festival has no sponsoring body other than the film council, no "angels nor grants, the only source of revenue is from the sale of programs. Over the years service clubs, council members, friends, husbands, brothers and sisters of same have sold programs. The festival started out in a very small way in 1950 when Jim Lysyshyn, national film board representative, presented the idea of an international documentary film festival to tho wide awake, enthusiastic York-ton film council. At that time there was no similiar festival being held anywhere on the American continent and so the council went ahead with plans press and radio representatives and other exhibitors have attended the past festivals. THREE JUDGES Each year three judges are brought in to judge the films for the various awards. Some of the past judges have been Gordon Hawkins and Frank Morris, formerly of Winnipeg Free Press; Gordon Campbell of Regina, former director of adult education; Prof. A. J Wirick, University of Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Lawrence Cherry of Regina. In 1958, to mark the fifth fes-tival and the 75th anniversary of the city of Yorkton, the film council designed a trophy known as the Golden Sheaf to be awarded to the best film, all categories. In that year the Gol den Sheaf was awarded to the Czechoslovak entry Inspiration." In I960 the Golden Sheaf was awarded to the National Film Board for the film Universe. The purpose of the international documentary film festival is to extend public interest In films; to place documentaries on a higher level and give to the public a better knowledge of film usage. Students of St. Josephs college, Sacred Heart Academy, Yorkton collegiate and the Yorkton composite high will be special guests of the film council at the Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon sessions. A special selection of films of particular interest to the students and to the general public has been made for these two afternoon sessions. , Contract let ior building A contract for the construction of a new dial telephone building at Strasbourg has been awarded to Hahn Construction of Fort QuAppelle, Hon C. C. Williams, minister of telephones, has announced. The community dial office, to be located just north of the present exchange, will house new automatic switching equipment for Strasbourg town and rural telephones. The new one-storey building will be of concrete block and brick construction and, will rest on a concrete slab floor. Construction is to be completed this fall. The telephone office now provides manual switching for 278 local and 255 rural telephones. Cow causes two mishaps SWIFT CURRENT (Staff)-Two accidents were reported by RCMP here during the weekend. Both occurred on the Trans-Canada highway near Rush Lake, and involved two separate vehicles and a cow. The cow. owned by Robertson Bros, of Rush Lake, apparently precipitated the accidents. A car driven by Kenneth Carleton of Neville struck and killed the cow. A short time later a car driven by Karl Smolik of Vancouver ran into . the carcass which was blocking one lane of traffic. WARNING TO HOME OWNERS It Has Come to The Attention of The Sask. Roofing Contractors Association That Saskatchewan is being canvassed by high pressure roofing and siding salesmen, from out of the province who are charging high prices and offering extravagant sales promises. Remember a guarantee is only good if a reliable company is behind it and available to back it up. BE SURE WHEN YOU BUY- CHECK WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING APPROVED MEMBERS. REGINA Alpha Construction Charlobois-Dotters Ltd. Clark Roofing (Sask.) Ltd. Modern Insulators Ltd. North Sask. Roofing Queen City Roofing Ltd. W aterman-W aterbury Co. Ltd. Westeel Products Ltd. NORTH BATTLEFORD General Plumbing and Heating Ltd. A. Gunnlavgson Plumbing and Heating LaBordes Sheet Metal Ltd. LLOYDMINSTER Ziers Plumbing and Heating MELFORT Thos. McCosh Co. Ltd. SASKATOON A. L. Charlebois Ltd. Clark Roofing (Sask.) Ltd. W. J. English & Co. Ltd. Kester Sheet Metal Works North Sask. Roofing Waterman-Waterbury Co. Ltd. Westeel Products Ltd. PRINCE ALBERT Butting and Dent Ltd. M & K Plumbing and Heating Ltd. Thorpe Bros. Ltd. SWIFT CURRENT Waterman-Waterbury Co. Ltd. ROSETOWN M. E. Cook & Son Ltd. or Write P. Humble, Secretary Sask. Roofing Contractors Association 526 LORNE ST., REGINA. Mr. Davidson gave a brief resume of the problems facing education today, as outlined at the recent conference on education held in Edmonton. Among these problems he said, were finances, drop-outs, movement of students and the use of radio and television in schools. M. Rutherford of Govan gave a biography of Mr. Fredenckso showing he was bom in Glen-boro, Man., and first went to work as a clerk for the Northern Crown bank in Glenboro, later moving to Govan. When the bank amalgamated with the Bank of Quebec Mr. Frederickson, rather then leave Govan, left the bank and set up an insurance business which he still operates. Mr. Frederickson has been active in community life ever since coming to Govan, Mr. Rutherford said. Serving in the United Church, the board of trade, the town council and the IOOF lodge, j He was mayor of Govan for five years. Along with all of this he has served as secretary of the, school board continuously since 1925. Thanking Mr. Rutherford Mr. Frederickson said, this is a very special day for me. The last 37 years havent seemed so long, because I have enjoyed the work." - Another highlight of the banquet was a presentation made on behalf of the unit's teachers to Valentine Nickel, who taught in the unit at Wymark for the past 32 years before being superannuated last year. Two plaques were presented to Mr. Nickel bv Cliff Peart, principal of Neville school. Mrs. Nickel was presented with a corsage. Victor Klippenstein. principal of Waldeck school, chaired the banquet Guests were entertained by a trio of songs sung by A. R. Browne accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Verda Town. The convention closed Friday afternoon with an election of officers. Workshop proceedings occupied most of Wednesday and Thursday. Teachers were divided into groups according to j grades and several guest speakers also participakd i Guests included John Mahon. I regional education psychologist; W. R. Ellis, Moose Jaw, fitness director; S. McDowell, STF representative, Saskatoon; Ken Lewis, Central school; Floyd Johnston, Swift Current; F. Nak-onechny. Gull Lake. WORKSHOP TOPICS The workshop investigated various aspects of physical education, English grammar, testing programs, STF business, the The new school consists of four , Cuisenaire method- of teaching classrooms, a large library, lab- j arithmetic and other subjects, oratory, staff room and offices. Ninety-one teachers registered It is the fifth new high school in for the convention which was the Govan school unit in the last I held in the new school at Wal-five years. deck. (Q GRANDMOTHER rt Never had much trouble with HR Why? They didnt for a very special reason ALPENKRAUTER. The 18 remarkable roots in this old-fashioned time-tested formula a unique blend of effective ingredients of vegetable sources gathered from all over the world gave them the full satisfying relief they wanted, gently but promptly. 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