1948-04-22 Page 7
Branch In Calgary Urged
Mrs. A. N. Hutchinson Heads Home and School
By MARGARET MACLEOD
(By Herald Staff Reporter)
OLDS, April 22-- Mrs. A. N. Hutchinson of Calgary was elected president of the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations Wednesday at the annual convention which concluded today at the provincial school of agriculture and home economics at Olds.
Other officers included Mrs. E. H. Boalch, Calgary, first vice-president; Dr. A. G. McCalla, Edmonton, second vice president; Mrs. J. W. Baker, Calgary, treasurer; Mrs. E. H. Dinzey, Calgary, recording secretary; Mrs. Dan Macleod, Medicine Hat, corresponding secretary. Regional vice-presidents are: Mrs. S. G. Davis, Macleod, for Calgary South; Mrs. L. C. Ratcliff, Sundre, Calgary-Red Deer; L. W. Kunelius, Westlock, Edmonton North; and W. L. Perley, Thorsby for Red Deer-Edmonton.
A RESOLUTION passed during the afternoon session endorsed the move made by the British Columbia Parent Teachers Association to ban harmful types of comic books from the province. The convention also resolved to urge the provincial government to establish a branch of the University of Alberta in Calgary and to offer more university courses at the Calgary branch of the Faculty of Education.
Opposition to the establishment of a Calgary university came from some delegates who said that diversification of institutions of higher learning lowered the standard and that neither money nor trained staff were available for two universities in the province.
A. A. Aldridge, director of guidance, outlined the guidance program in the schools, while Marian Sutherland gave several visiting teachers for the Calgary school board case histories to illustrate her activities.
CAMPBELL YOUNG of Edmonton, guest speaker at the banquet Wednesday evening told of his experiences at the second world youth conference at
Oslo last summer in an address entitled "Religion Plays its Part in World Peace." He said delegates to the conference had agreed that hope for world peace lay in a "stringent following of Jesus Christ" with religion being observed "not merely by lip service but in our every day living."
E. T. Wiggins of Didsbury, president of the Alberta Teachers Association, who represented the teachers at the banquet, told Home and School members that teachers were anxious to know the parents of their students through home and school associations or any other available channels.
The retiring president, Munroe MacLeod, Calgary, was presented with a president's pin and a picture by Mrs. A. M. Curtis, honorary life president of the federation.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-11-07