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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DID "U" KNOW For only a 2 country mil> 30 day Irianglo trip. Viiil Calgary, Van- couvar, San Francitco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary. Slop whore you wanf-us long ai you want. For further deroill conlacl: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328-8184 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lcihbridge, Alberta, Friday, August 27, 1971 PAGES 15 TO 28 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd Avc., M.M. Drive S. Phono 328-8161 "Tho Plnric-'ir and Leading Retail Shop in Lclhbridge" FINEST QUAIITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS Municipal Hospital deficit even with budget projection figures Tho Lelhbridgc Municipal Hospital ended the first six months of operation this year with a deficit of JGB.OOO the hospital board was told Thurs- day night. By Ihe end of July Uic dentil had risen to about 000 less than budgeted. This year's projected oper- ating deficit is The de- ficit will be recovered next year frtom hospital district tax- payers. For the first six months of this year operating expendi- tures totalled an in- crease of cr 10..1 per CDnt over the comparable per- iod last year. The percentage increase is less than the sal- ary percentage increase. There are 510 jjersons now waiting for a bed in LMII of which 359 are surgical cases (324 elective) am! 35 arc psy- chiatric. At Aug. 15 there were psy- chiatric patient1; in hospital willi 34 waiting for teds. The new 21 bed psychiatric unit is expected Lo be ready the first or second week in Sep- tember, boanl was told. The cost of renovations lo pro- vide the unit has been parcc from lo an estimated largely through the use of hospital staff. In the six month period, hos- pital admissions were down 43 at aveiage length of stay decreased from 9.G days Lo days; occup a n c y percentage rate dropped from B8.6 to (IG.9; patient days decreased from lo operations in- creased from to There were psychiatric admissions wilh an aver age New LMH nursing director OLIVE FAULDS Olive Faulds, an employee of the Lclhbridge Municipal Hos- pital since it opened in 1955, has been appointed director of nursing at the hospital. The announcement was made at Thursday night's hospital meeting. Mrs. Faulds was head nurse on a medical ward at the pital for 11 years, spent years as acting associate direc- tor of nursing, a year as staff assistant for in-service and per- sonnel and has been acting di- rector of nursing service since January, 1969, when Claudia Tennant, director, left the hos- pital. Mrs. Faulds was one of four nurses who applied for the pos- ition. The other three appli- cants were from Ontario and Calgary. An Open Letter to the Premier Dear Mr. Strom, Why has your government failed la establish a regional office of the Alberta Health Care Commission in Lethhridge? One of the biggest complaints I have received in this campaign has been the frustrations experienced by local residents in trying to get some decent service out of this organization. In Ilia first place, residents of Lethbridge having lo deal with the Commission are forced to correspond with (he Commission offices in Edmonton. Having been forced to take up this correspond- ence many have had to wait months for a reply. A retired pensioner friend wrote the Commission on October 18, 1970, with a simple request for in- formation on subsidy payments. He received a reply on January 4, 1971, nearly four months later and only after he wrote to the Deputy of Health complaining about the discourteous service he was receiving. The absence of a Commission office in Lethbridge is yet another example of the apparent disinterest the Social Credit government has in residents of Southern Alberta. No wonder the voters are looking with in- creasing interest at the Progressive Conservative party in this election. Time for a change, Mr. Premier? Yes, Yours Sincerely DICK GRAY Inserted by the Progressive Conservative Parly of Lelhbridge West daily occupancy of 12.0 pa- tients. A hospital dislricl town is to be informed it will be assessed inleresl on the unpaid balance o.r this year's requisition. The town was assessed it paid leaving an balance which il says it can't pay. The board was also told (hat the Albsrta Hospital. Associa- tion is negotiating with the Al- berta Hospital Services Com- mission lo raise the fee hospi- tals can charge irm resident of (he province. The LMH now is allowed to charge only a while the actual cost per patient per day is Central laundry je Hospitals throughout south-1 plan. Hospitals would never western Alberta will have un-! again tevc to buy linens. til Sept. 24 to decide if they want the services of a cen- tralized laundry to cut their laundry costs. Dr. John E. Bradley, chair- an of the Alberta Hospital Services Commission, fold 40 h o s p i tal administrators and trustees Wednesday that the The hospitals would form a co-op with a member from each hospital on Lhe board. All hospitals would buy the service from the co-op. Each hospital would pay seven cents a pound I for washing and pressing, j Transportation costs of less than a cent a pound would be levied for laundry pick-up and governmenl is planning a S200, MO lo expansion of Ihe laundry facililies of Lelhbridge Municipal Hospital. The laundry is to be expand- ed to handle the needs of LMH, the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hos- >ilal and the new Southland Cursing Home. While the government was considering the local expan- sion, it decided lo look into he feasibility of constructing a new laundry which would be capable of handling the needs of all hospitals in the south- west from Claresholm and Vul- can lo Ihe U.S. border and from he Crowsnesl Pass to Bow Is- ;and. The government has caku- ated that laundry fcr all hos- pitals in (he area could be done at a cosl of seven canls a pound compared w i t h (he 12 lo 30 cents a pound it is coslirg some district hospitals to do their Under the proposal the gov- ernment wot'Jd provide all capital for expansion of _ delivery. laundry and would purchase the initial linens required for all hospitals interested in the RELIEVES GAS PAINS NEW 1600 V.W. ONLY PER MONTH 1970 MAVERICK Radio, Automatic, A-l. 1969 FORD 2-DR. HT. fully equipped 1965 PLY. V-B, A. R Very clean. NEW TRUCK CAMPER DISCOUNT TO CLEAR RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 3rd Avc. and Ulh St. S. Sales 328-4539 Cor lot 32B-43S6 OUT THEY GO! SAVE NOW ON A 1971 MODEL ALL UNITS IN STOCK MUST BE SOLD! EXAMPLE: NO. KC-96 1971 DART 4-DOOR SEDAN 6 cylinder, automatic transmission, plus many other options Regular NOW NO. KC-25 1971 CHRYSLER NEWPORT ROYAL 4-DR. SEDAN 360 V-8, automatic transmission, power sleeping, power brakes, radio, many other exhas. Regular NOW NO. KC-16 1971 POLARA CUSTOM 4-DOOR HARDTOP 318, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, radio, vinyl roof, many other extras. Regular NOW WE CARE! KING CHRYSLER DODGE 3rd AVE. and lllh ST. S., IETHBR1DGE PHONE 328-9271 Wilh ils large buying power, (he co-op would be able to ob- Uin linens at a cheaper rate. A new type of material is be- irjg recommended which is longer-lasting and easier to handle. The province would provide hospitals with a grant on the basis of seven ccnls a pound to cover full cost of laundry. Dr. Bradley said he wanted the hospitals to make their own decisions on whether they wanted lo join the scheme bul indicated to the meeting Ihe government might not look too favorably on providing more than Ihe seven cenls a pound for laundry. The centralized lamdry would be one way of cutting liosnilEi operating casts, he said, The LMH laundry has to be expanded anyway lo care for Ihe needs of Ihe three hospi- tals and possibly SI. Michael's. If regional hospitals decide Lo Uke advantage of Lhe cheaper laundry rates and nol have to worry about linen inventory, the LMH laundry would be turned over to Lhe co-op and expanded lo handle four mil- lion pounds of laundry a year. If not, it will be expanded to about three million pounds to handle city hospitals' laundry. Dr. Bradley asked for an an- swer from the hospilal boards by the Sept. 24 meeting pt Ihe regional hospilal association so plans can proceed Ibis year for the expansion. EARLY MORNING PICKET LINE Correctional officers from Lethbridge Correctional Institution formed a picket line shortly after 4 a.m. today when their strike action was announced. The strike had been called to take effect at 8 a.m., but a court injunction served at 7 a.m. ordered the men back to work. The injunction wos valid until 4 p.m. today. I f it is not extended the strike will resume. A legal appeal against the injuncion is currently under- way in Edmonton and the correctional officers are back Jo work as usual. (See story Page One) Larry Bennett Photo City's economic future still rosy CORRECTION The Herald regrets any em- barrassment it may have caused Dave Wilson, manager of Centre Village Mall, Hie Cen- tre Village Mall merchants or College Mall administration and merchants for incorrectly iden- tifying Mr. Wilson in a picture outline of the College Mall in Thursday's story on the city closing bylaw. By RICHARD BURKE Writer It appears llie Lcthbridge eco- nomic development office is not wailing around Lo see Ihe out- ccme of the recent economic policy established in Lhe United Slates. Although economic de- velopment cireclor Dennis O'Connell is apprehensive about any specific forecasts for the near future, he has been in discussion wilh aboul 45 indus- trial and commercial concerns about possible location in the city He said he is hopeful that six manufacturing companies will begin construction of facilities liofore June, 1972 This figure .does nol include the three companies which have started building in the past month. Aqua Tech should begin operation in Oclober nl ils new planl en 2nd Ave. and 39th St. N. About 1C pejplc will be cm to manufacture activated carbcn, which lias uses varying from cleaning water for human lo facililalirg oil spill clean-ups. The dcmsnd for activated carbon has increased lo such an extent that the company has moved up the planned firsl-year capacity lo pounds from pounds. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-JB22 BIGELOW FOWLER CLINIC Announces the Association of Dr. Ian Forbes General Practitioner Between 20 and 25 jobs will be created at the Western Truck Body Manufacturing Ltd. plant being built at 30th St. and Bill Ave.n. Valeri Van Lug v.iil employ 18 to 20 pecple when it opens this fall at 3Glh St. and 5lh Ave, N. The three companies received grants from the federal depart- ment of regional economic ex- pansion. Moore Business Forms Ltd. also received an incentive grant and was scheduled to have the first phase of a new plant com- pleted by April. 1972. The eco- nomic situation in the United States has caused a delay in construction cf tile building until next spring, Mr. O'Connell said. He said he expects the incen- lo Lcthbridge from the federal government but that if Lelh- iiridge is removed from the pro- gram, businesses locating here continue to be eligible for tive grants lo ccr.tinue to come 1 from the province. Pharmacy Facts from O. C. STUBBS Avoid the rush! Now is the best time to make your child a physical checkup appointment before school is in full swing, know you can wait until the last possible min- ute for this, but i if you wait until! your doctor's try- f ins lo lake care i of his sick pa-; Lients as well as all of the other children who'll be needing these time-consuming physicals' you may find your child far hack in "the line of appointments. So, why not give your doclor (he consideration of selling up this important ap- poinlmenl now? And if he suggests a medicalion lhal wi )e helpful for your child we'll i be glad lo help you nidi it. Friendly, appreciative service? You can always be sure of it icro at your friendly pharmacy Slubbs, of We're al-; rays glad lo see and he af ser- i ice lo you here al 1506 911) Ivc S. Open daily a.m. lo p.m. Sundays and Holidays p.m. lo p.m. and p.m. lo p.m. YOUR SOCIAL CREDIT CAUDATE LETBBRSBGE EAST JOHN ANDERSON X Inserled by the Lethbridge East Social Credit Constituency Association DINE AND DANCE SATURDAY TO P.M. The Moonglows NO COVER CHARGEI SUNDAY For your DINING ENJOYMENT We Present DINNER MUSSC by Len Zoeteman Accordionist 6 lo 8 p.m. (First to CAMM'S for BACK TO SCHOOL Remember specialize in the proper fitting of young growing feef CHILDREN'S SHOES By Savoge and Classmates, Ihe lop 2 names in children's footwear, 2 Jone iuedes ghillie ties oxfords in leathers suedes we I look Unimolds in oxford, slip-on end buckle slyles from Ccrrmi'j Ihe children's shoe store of the soulh JOYCE is Out to win your heart with these beautiful new styles for fall. VCM s PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS arrived for the teen and campus crowd a NEW 4 EYELET TIE by WUD WOOLLEYS In tan wo I look or brown gfovo Ic Oilier willi n a rural crcnc role DRESSV HANDBAGS to match nil our lovely new fall thocs "CLARIDGE" in cornel )ca- Ilier or black crinkle patent "NEW OVERTURE" _ in black, red, navy, or beige crinkle potent wel look in ten or black wet look OUR WHITE DUTY SHOE Department is now corn- plot e. Styles by Savage, Ooniphips ond Joyce, Priced from 10.95 CAMM'S 403 5th SI. t. SHOES ;