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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April Sight, Sound, Fury goes down swinging The Sight The Sound and The Fury gave up the ghost today, but not without a jab at city council and not without an attempt to salvage something. George Brown, president of the Association for Historical Productions, said today the association will make all its properties available to any community that wants to stage the production before taking steps to disband it entirely. In making the announcement Mr. Brown said that as a result of the decision taken by city aldermen not to fund the production. Southern Alberta has lost an opportunity to establish an attraction potentially of major proportions in the province. Mr. Brown said including from the Alberta RCMP Century Celebrations Committee and S3.200 from the department of culture youth and recreation had been approved for the outdoors pageant, but the grants were dependent upon city funding. it too much to expect city council to recognize the potential of this he asked. -'After all, the provincial government did." Most of all, he said, the city has lost a major centennial project to salute the RCMP. City council twice voted 4-3 in budget discussions against giving the production money, although it had given it for a ''try-out" production last summer. That effort fell through when provincial funding from a student employment program was refused. However, council did later endorse a grant to the association to keep it alive over the winter. He added: "Lethbridge has lost the opportunity for 42 challenging, innovative jobs for its post-secondary students. "Lethbridge has lost the opportunity for an educational experience for its students and its citizens. "Preparation time spent by a variety of persons, over the past several years has been wasted. The majority council attitude this year in the midst of major budget cuts to trim the city mill rate was that the production was simply a luxury the city could not afford. 10 off ices will run Hire-A-Student campaign The minister of culture, youth and recreation, Horst Schmid, will be a guest speaker next Wednesday at the kickoff breakfast for the 1974 Lethbridge and district Hire-a-Student campaign. Bill Johnson, public relations chairman for the campaign, said Wednesday the program is looking forward to a good job picture for students. Ten district offices will be located throughout Southern Alberta, with the main office at 424 7th St. S., across from the Canada Manpower Centre. Last year, students registered with the program, said Mr. Johnson. There were job vacancies and students were placed. This was not the total number employed, since many lound jobs on their own, he said. Garrett Palmer, campaign co-ordinator, said the program was run by a committee of representatives from the media, the Lethbridge and District Labor Council, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, the Canada Manpower Centre, the City of Lethbridge, the student unions of Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge, and the LCC student placement office. Funding comes from the Manpower centre, the chamber, the labor council, the U of L and LCC administrations and student unions, the Alberta department of Manpower and labor and the Alberta department of culture, youth and recreation. The opening breakfast will be at a.m. at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel. Tickets cost and are available from the manpower office and the chamber of commerce. Mr. Palmer said organizers are hopeful May will be proclaimed Hire-a-Student month. A provincial government cheque for will be handed over at the breakfast. Solaray Untangler COMB Gentle comb movement sets each strand of hair in motion, smoothing away tangles and snarls Untangles wet hair, no need tor a cream rinse Un- tangles your hair in seconds without broken or split ends Reg. 19.99 SPECIAL 15 88 Call Housiwares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Pool construction proceeds It's a little dry for swimming yet, but there should be kids splashing around in the Stan Siwik Pool by August. Expected com- pletion date of the pool on 15th Avenue N. has been set back from first estimates of the end of May to about Aug. 1. Excavation and initial construction work were hampered by bad winter weather. Park development Two new circle campgrounds will be constructed at Tillabrook Provincial Park, six miles east of Brooks, this summer, ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S Phone 328-4095 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CAN ADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 the provincial parks regional manager says. Fifty stalls encircling the campground facilities will be constructed, J. U. Enckson told The Herald Thursday. Plans are being drawn up for another campground at Beauvais Lake, about 14 miles southwest of Pincher Creek, which will have about 300 camping units Mr. Erickson said there is archeological excavating going at the site of the old RCMP post at Writing-On- Stone provincial park, about 76 miles southeast of Lethbridge. Construction on a replica of the old RCMP barracks will begin in July. The Little Bow Provincial Park, 65 miles north of Lethbridge is being redeveloped and upgraded, Mr. Erickson said. Doctors' extra billing 'must be retained' Physicians must retain the right to charge patients certain fees over what is charged to the government although the Alberta Medical Association is trying to discourage the practice, the president-elect of the AMA said here Wednesday. Bob Hatfield of Calgary said physicians must keep the privilege to "extra bill" because it gives the physician "flexibility" in various cases. The AMA is trying to discourage an increase in the practice of extra billing but the profession does not want it totally eliminated, he said. By being able to bill the patient, with the patient's consent, physicians have more leaverage in dealing with cases. They do not have to restrict themselves to what is listed in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission's schedule of fees Robert Clark, AMA executive director, said a classic example is a maternity case taken care of by a specialist and general practitioner. The specialist could extra bill the patient 2-part lecture ends THE AUCTION BLOCK 2508 2nd Ave. N. License 077855 THANKYOU W.T. HILL FARMS wish to express appreciation To the Lethbridge Fire Department and the city Police tor their prompt action, and also the St. John Ambulance, Mr. Imeam and others who volunteered assistance in conjunction with the recent tire. Proudly Presents A Unique ANTIQUE BY-GONE SALE Saturday, April a.m. OVER 250 PIECES OF ANTIQUE AND BY-GONE COLLECTABLES GOODS MAY BE VIEWED FRIDAY, APRIL 26 7-10 p.m. Catalogues Available Upon Request For Mort Information THE AUCTION BLOCK "MORE ACTION BY AUCTION" Auctioneer: JOHN BERZAY Lie. No. 067449 The second of the two-part lecture series on American scientist Immanuel Velikovsky is to be held tonight at the University of Lethbridge. Ian Whishaw, U of L psychologist, will look at psychology, myth and history in Velikovsky, and Alan Parry, counsellor, will discuss Velikovsky and the Bible. because "it would be first class pay for first class care Dr. Hatfield also said there are special charges physicians have to make because of various areas of the province in which they are situated. Dr. Clark said extra billing also shows the patients that they are ultimately responsible for their own health care. Although exact figures on the practice are not yet available it has been estimated about 10 per cent of Alberta physicians extra bill at sometime. And extra billing comprises about one or two per cent of the total cost of health care, Dr. Clark said. The association and government are working to establish a method where totally accurate figures on the incidence of extra billing can be recorded. Garlock Garlock 510 Enamel School and Proteeta in application, In at lower coat. Alao available in Spray Paint. OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 238-36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the 'OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBfllDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. S. Free Pick-Up And Delivery Of Your Carl ALL WORK PERFORMED BY EXPERIENCED WORKMEN! ADVANCE GLASS ALUMINUM CO. 231 -12th Street'B' North Phone 327-1581 Physicians want curbs on police seizure powers There must be restrictions placed on law enforcement agencies to prevent the seizure of a physician's files at will, the president-elect of the Alberta Medical Association said here Wednesday. Bob Hatfield said the AMA does not want to obstruct jus- tice but does want to see a physician's files adequately protected. "It is fair to say the system of confidentiality has long been cherished by doctors until the Craig Dr. Hatfield said. Dr. Craig, an Edmonton physician, was charged about two years ago in relation to billings he made for nine patients. However, in addition to the nine records, police seized patient records not relating to the charges. The physician was doing much of his work with heroin addicts at the time. "The Craig case frightened us enough to see our privacy between us and our patients was not as secure as we Dr. Hatfield said. This in turn caused the AMA to present a brief to the Kirby Commission into the administration of the lower courts in Alberta. The AMA is asking the government to shift the legal onus for a seizure beyond the lower courts, he said. It could be that the Supreme Court decision, telling the police to return Dr. Craig's records, could set a precedent and provide further protection. But the medical association wants to make sure, Dr. Hatfield said. The association has recommended that the protection of medical records in relation to court proceedings could be formalized in statute. The association says only records pertaining to a criminal charge should be seized and that seizure only authorized by the supreme court. And police should only be able to examine the records after the seizure following a hearing where both physician and patient are represented. Milk River asks for nursing home Another request for a nursing home in Milk River was presented Wednesday to the Lethbrige Municipal, Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home Board. Border Counties General Hospital in Milk River made the presentation and was told the request would be turned over to a committee which will be investigating the need for nursing home beds in this area. The local hospital board has jursidiction over the establishment of nursing homes in the Milk River area. The provincial government recently approved the construction of a senior citizens' home for Milk River. The board was also told Wednesday there is a 106- person waiting list for nursing home beds in Lethbridge. And a 567-person waiting list for elective surgery at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. Some research will be done into the elective admissions waiting list because at the same date last year there were only 392 people waiting, LMH Administrator Andy Andreachuck said today. The waiting list could tie into the number of people needing nursing home beds, he said. The LMH has also opened .its doors to nursing students from the Lethbridge Community College. CMHtod CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILN. 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