Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
TuMdiy, April 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 19 Herald District 'Pass hospital limps along without crutches BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Ernie Luini, administrator of the Crowsnest Pass General Hospital, has disclosed that there is a shortage of crutches at the hospital The shortage is blamed on outpatients who have borrowed crutches and have not returned them Persons having crutches have been requested to return them to the hospital In future the hospital will require a deposit from persons who wish to take the crutches out of the hospital This money will be refunded on return of the equipment The hospital has also requested that all visitors to the hospital check at the front desk before visiting patients This is necessary to maintain control over hospital visiting regulations, hospital authorities said The South In short Coaldale centre opens soon COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre will be officially opened Saturday, April 20 Centre officers have been elected Dorothy Pickering has been elected president Mary McQuillan is vice president, Hanna Thmgvold, second vice- president, and Esther Renfrow, secretary-treasurer Directors are Kathleen Campbell, Isobel Wooff, Esther Corey, R I Baker and Donald Baldwin Churchmen hold banquet WARNER The recent annual men's banquet of the Memorial Evangelical Church of Warner heard Harry Hargrave of Edmonton, who travels extensively for the Alberta department of agriculture, speak on Christian and pagan churches in Indochina New Zealand and South America Head table guests included chairman Gordon Colledge of Lethbndge, Const Valentine of the Milk River RCMP detachment Mayor D C McKay of Milk River, Mayor Jack Ashmore of Warner Fred Norris, local chairman and Lethbndge MP Ken Hurlburt and the speaker Musical performances were heard Missionary society meets ETZIKOM (HNS) Members of the Women's Missionary Society of the Evangelical Free Church met at the home of Clara Stromsmoe recently A friendship quilt is being made and stamped blocks with Bible verses and members' nameS written in textile paints will be presented to Velma Schmidt She is a missionary to Japan Roll call involved a donation of money to purchase fruit for the guests at the Pleasant View Lodge at Bow Island CFRN official studies system PINCHER CREEK Ron Nordquist, director of engineering and operations, CFCN Television, Calgary, visited Pincher Creek recently to inspect the new rebroadcastmg system He found the system to be working satisfactorily, apart from some interference which will be reported immediately to the department of communications for investigation (as to the source and the best method of suppression) Child clinics scheduled CARDSTON The Chief Mountain Health Unit will hold its regular preschool immunization clinics as follows CARDSTON MD Building, downstairs, from 10 to 11 30 p m and from 1 30 to 4 p m Thursdays MAGRATH Health unit, from 10 to 11 30 a m Tuesdays HILLSPRING LDS Church, from 10 to 11 a m Wednesday, April 10 Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VERNON DECOUX, Report your news to The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area GRASSY LAKE MRS MARY TURNBULL ess-2332 IRON SPRINGS MRS E G SORGARD 738-4460 LOMOND MRS LEONARD CHASE 792-3664 MAGRATH MRS DOUG MARKER 758-6555 MEDICINE HAT MEDICINE HAT NEWS 527-1101 MILK RIVER GLENN LEE 647-3538 Contact tlMM people for your District Newt or ClaMlfled Advertising Roundup honors South Alberta authors Calf scours concern for Pincher cattlemen PINCHER CREEK A recent meeting on calf Scours drew a representation of some 100 cattlemen here from Mountain View, Twin Butte, Cowley, Lundbreck and Beaver Mines Several ranches in the Pincher Creek district have sustained severe losses due to scours Bob Lyons, district agriculturist, chaired the meeting In attendance to answer questions were Dr G A Chalmers of the provincial Veterinary Laboratory at Lethbndge and two district ranchers, John Bruns and Lester Hochstem Mr Bruns, who says he has lost 10 per cent of his calves, told the meeting his problems started about the first of March He had about 20 head of calves on the ground when the first case of scours was noticed As m past years, he felt weather conditions were contributing factors and that scours would clear with treatment when the weather improved This was not the case He had 80 calves of which 77 scoured Of the calves lost, most were born as first calves to his heifers After trying antibiotics, he had a sensitivity test done He found as soon as there was any signs of scouring, the only thing to do was to take the calves away from their mothers The calves had to be fed either in the vein or through a tube to their stomach This was to halt dehydration If the calves lasted four days on the treatment, they were away, he said Mr Hochstem reported similar conditions He said he has been working through Dr S D Acres of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. Dr Acres has done a series of blood tests at the Hochstem ranch in 1973 and 1974 The problem was pinned down to a virus and a bacteria A vaccine prepared was used this spring on the cows, at six weeks and again at three weeks prior to calving He said it appears there are two viruses It would appear that his 10 per cent loss is from the second virus, he said Mr Hochstem said his impression from the laboratory tests is that it appears possible scours are transmitted to the calf from the mother prior to birth Nearly people enjoy South Pacific at Foremost By GEOFF TAGG Special Correspondent FOREMOST The Foremost Theatrical Society's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstem musical South Pacific was outstanding The cast and production crew of more than 40 played to capacity audiences on three evenings It drew a standing ovation from the audience opening night and was well received twice more More than people saw the dress rehearsal and three performances Under the direction of Alyce Butterwick, with Ann McNaney as musical director and Eileen Bernston in charge of choreography, the three- hour production moved along smoothly through many rapid scene changes requiring careful timing by cast, lighting engineers and stage hands The demanding lead roles of French planter Emile de Becque and Ensighn Nellie Forbush were played by Bill Butterwick and Joyce Pisko respectively Miss Pisko, appearing with the Foremost company for the first time, gave an outstanding performance Her role required frequent changes of mood and costume which she handled with ease Her solos and duets were delivered in a clear and confident manner The secondary romance between the Polynesian girl Liat, Delores Butterwick, and Tidal wave of raves Ann McNaney and Delores Butterwick charmed musical thearte-goers as Bloody Mary and Liat. Lt Joseph Cable, played by Cliff Kultgen, was also handled well They were assisted and coerced by Bloody Mary, a part superbly interpreted by Ann McNaney Perhaps the highlight of the whole performance was Mrs McNaney's haunting rendition of the song Bali Hai The trio also gave good account of themselves with the song Happy Talk in which Liat used sign language of great effect The comedy role of Luther Bilhs was handled by another Foremost veteran George Butterwick He spent much of the evening on the wrong end of verbal tongue lashings from the island commander Capt George Brackett, played by Geoff Tagg, and the captain's assistant, Commander Harbison (Brvan Dillenbeck) Mr Butterwick excelled in scenes with Bloody Mary and at the Thanksgiving entertainment Emile de Becque's two Polynesian children Ngana and Jerome were delightfully portrayed by two different sets of youngsters who alternated performances beginning with the dress rehearsal Karen Elle teamed up with Tommy Westerhoud and Kim Berntson acted with Lome Buis Lt Buz? Adams was played by Clinton Collin, Yeoman Herbert Quayle by Wayne Barnes, Henry by Dale Tousignant, Stewpot by Bill Buis Jr the professor by Alfred Mathieson, radio operator Bob McCaffrey by Calvin Kultgen. Marine Cpl Hamilton Sleeves by Tony Westerhoud, and Sgt Kenneth Johnson by Joe Jackson Staff-Sgt Thomas Hassmger, played by Mac Kennedy, gave a hilarious demonstration as a weight- lifter during the Thanksgiving show which delighted the audiences It also featured the various talents of several other members of the cast including a soft shoe number by Eileen Berntson Suppertime This newly-born colt has supper on the prairie just west of Lethbndge. Herald photographer Rick Ervm said the young fellow's unsteady gait indicated he wasn't more than a day old. Pincher board visits hospital at Cranbrook By PAUL ANDERSEN Herald News Service CLARESHOLM About 160 people attended Jean Hoare's Willow Creek Roundup at her Flying N Chuckwagon restaurant here recently to pay tribute to Southern Alberta authors Guest of honor was Fraser Hodgson, a man who has demonstrated a remarkable talent for writing and guts and determination Mr Hodgson, a victim of multiple schlerosis has tapped out several books and numerous stories But noi with his fingers They are useless These hands once held wrenches and fixed any number of pieces of farm machinery But these days, author Hodgson has to type his stones with a pencil strapped to his chin The handicap would deter most writers It doesn t slow up Mr Hodgson one iota His measured method of writing brings out the best from his rich memories of days past His stories reveal details and poignant memories of a farm kid in a sod home at Swift Current and the tales of a wandering mechanic who had more flat tires than a rich relative has cousins Mrs Hoare Ihis year to pay special tnb-ite to Mr Hodgson and some other Alberta writers people like Andy Russell Tom Flamgan of Calgary Don King and Hazel Roen Old time music kept the event lively Members of the Willow Creek Historical Societ) received special bookmarks to be used only while reading books bv Alberta authors CWL names PINCHER CREEK An open letter from the Pincher Creek Historical Society regarding the preservation of the old west wing of St Vincent's Hospital was discussed at the recent board of management meeting It was decided that until the present regarding provision of new hospital facilities is clarified, the board would be unable to take any action on the society's suggestions Members of the board, nursing staff, administration and the architect visited Cranbrook Hospital recently to inspect the facilities and supply system, with a view to installing some similar facilities and systems in the proposed new Pincher Creek Health Care Complex Other hospital business saw approval by the board for purchase of new equipment for the laboratory at a cost of provided that a special grant to cover the purchase is made by the Alberta Hospital Services Commission Approval was given for two nurses to attend a workshop sponsored by the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses at the University of Lethbndge The Chinook Women of Umfarm donated a new hi-lo bed complete with safety rails, to the hospital, the board learned PICTURE BUTTE Elizabeth Bosnak has been elected president of the St Catherine s Catholic Women s League here Other officers are Marj Renner past-president, Ann Gibbons first vice-president Fran Boras, second vice president, Marlene Stroeve, third vice-president Andron treasurer and Marv SNOWMOBILERS Come to Snowmobile Country Crowsnest For st Reserve 6 feet of pack- ed base Gorgeous scenery Spring weather Novice or experienced trails Deluxe accom- modation Franklin fire- places All meals in- cluded per Day if you supply Sleeping Bag MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW CROWSNEST GUEST RANCH BOX97, COLEMAN PHONE 563-3990 FENCING MATERIALS Choose the design you like best from 28 sets of plans and we will give you a free estimate on any type of fence. 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