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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THt HfcHALD Friday, 13, 1974 City Scene Students to visit legislature Sixty-four natural science students from Gilbert Paterson School left today for Edmonton and a tour of the Alberta Game Farm, the natural history section of the Provincial Museum, a show at the Princess Elizabeth Planetarium and a visit to the legislative buildings The students have held bottle drives, candy and bake sales, a car wash and a raffle to raise the fl.OOO needed to make the trip Three parents and two teachers are participating in the ex- cursion with the Grade 9 students The group is to return Saturday Carol sing at Library A carol sing will be held Sunday at the Lethbndge Public Library, 810 5th Ave S The family get together, for the singing of Christmas carols, starts at 2 30 p m and is open to everyone from infants to pensioners Pop shop break-in reported When David Green, owner of Green's Pop Shop, arrived at his store Thursday morning he found no need to use his key to ooen the front door to the shop someone had done it for him City police are investigating the break-in, reported at 7 35 a m Thursday The front door to the shop had been pryed open and part of the door-jam was broken from the forced entry Mr Green told police he could not tell if anything had been taken He had left some silver in a cash register tray under the counter but it was not touched Festival of carols Monday The Lethbndge Rotary Club will hold its 28th annual Rotary Carol Festival Monday at 8 p m in Southmmster Church Senior choirs from Southmmster Church, St Augustine's Church, St Patrick's, Latter-day Saints 3rd Ward, First United, Lakeview Mennonite, McKillop, St Andrew's, St Basil's and Christian Reformed Two handbell choirs, Southmmster and Scott Memorial, will also be heard, as well as the University Madrigal Singers Admission is free Glaziers want wage parity agreement, but this was un- animously rejected by the Lethbndge membership of the local In the workers' opinion, if Advance feels it has a fair and workable agreement, it is not unfair to ask the major competitor to sign a similar contract, he said "We are prepared to sign that agreement with CPI any he said Mr Baldock also said the union feels CPI has created the situation idling 250 workmen on the Lethbndge Centre project Advance Glass pays journeymen 20 an hour Under the old contract, which expired Oct 15, the rate was 98 an hour on strike against Canadian Pittsburgh In- dustries Ltd in Lethbndge just want the same wages as other members of their local, a union official said Thursday Glassworkers Local 1725 of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades reached an agreement Dec 5 with Advance Glass said Bill Baldock, a Vancouver-based Western representative for the union CPI wanted a different West Bend Butter-Matic SEE-N-SERVE CORN POPPER Butters corn as it pops Flip over cover as a server Regular 21 95 SPECIAL 1488 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC S. 328-4095 INSURANCE HOME BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You Money SEE US SOON! 706 3rd S 327-2793 SNOW VEHICLE V-BELTS Specially Engineered for Snow Vehicles Special new materials and construction techniques are used to produce the new Gates Snow Vehicle variable speed belt It meets the most exacting requirements of snow vehicle transmissions and provides these out standing benefits Low temperature flexibility Unlimited speed variations Smoother machine operation Extra long life AVAILABLE AT OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36th St. N. Phone 327-1571 or the Oliver Dealer nearest you LMH first asked for new operating area in 1968 'Care taken to protect patients9 MRS JULIA HAIBECK AT DESK IN ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL EMERGENCY UNIT Man accused in Macleod hit, run klS Vehicle kit HO OH6 By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer FORT MACLEOD A Calgarv man charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident after a woman was killed near here May 30 has denied in a statement read in District Court Thurs- daj he had struck anyone when driving that day James Holtz 34 said he didn't hit anyone, pass an ac- cident or even see a hitchiker, according to the statement read during the first day of his trial before Chief Judge L S Turcotte The statement was taken from Mr Holtz May 30 by Fort Macleod RCMP shortly after Felicia Big Weasel, 19, of Brocket was found lying on Highway 3, about one mile west of here She died later m hospital Mr Holtz told RCMP he had gone to Lethbndge with a friend and on the evening of May 29 they went to the Alec Arms and El Rancho hotels where he drank about four highballs They then went to the Plainsmen Hotel where he drank some more and left for Pincher Creek about mid- night Near Pincher Creek, he said they were stopped by a roadblock He said in the statement he drove the whole way RCMP Const David Blaire testified he stopped Mr Holtz at a roadblock near Pincher Creek shortly after the acci- dent was reported BROKEN HEADLIGHT He said when he inspected the 1967 Buick Wildcat which Mr Holtz was driving he found a broken headlight and what appeared to be blood- spots on the hood of the car He showed me a piece of paper and said the damage had been done Con- stable Blaire said Mr Holtz later testified he showed the constable a receipt from a body shop The car belonged to Mr Holtz's wife Mr Holtz was put under arrest for suspicion of hit and run and his friend, Bob John- son, was arrested for questioning in connection with the incident and for intox- ication The two men were taken to Fort Macleod where the state- ment was taken from Mr Holtz Defence counsel, Gordon Meurin of Calgary argued Mr Holtz statement should not be admitted because it was not voluntary He said a lie detec- tor had been mentioned when his client was being interview- ed and this had made him afraid In ruling in favor of ad- mitting Mr Holtz's statement, Chief Judge Tur cotte said there's nothing more despicable than hitting someone on the highway and leaving that person to die VOLUNTARY The police in such cases 'have to do everything possi- ble to get evidence The fun- damental question is whether the statement given is volun- tary "The accused was given every opportunity to get a lawyer before the statement MIKE Extra For Evwy Ptir 371 -7th Street South Hospital takeover approved CRANBROOK (Special) The board of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital District has approved the terms set out by the department of health for the City of Fernie to take over the old Fernie Memorial Hospital Fernie can have the use of the building at a nominal fee of per year for 10 years, if it is used for non profit purposes A letter from Health Minister Dennis Cocke has suggested to the EKRHD that Education Minister Eilleen Dailly has agreed that the building could be used by Selkirk College, East Kootenay Extension, providing the College council is responsi- ble for all renovations and operational costs "in accordance with current and future snaring arrangements with the province Burned-out family says thanks The Wells Collier family of Hardieville has sent a note to The Herald to "extend our sincere thanks to the very many peo- ple that helped out in our time of need Mr and Mrs Collier lost their home and belongings in a fire last month in Hardieville Local residents were quick to come to the aid of the family through donations of clothing, furniture, food and money Forces promotion awarded A native of Lethbndge, John Cicman, has been promoted to FOR SALE BY OWNER sergeant from master cor- poral, officials at Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw have announced Sgt Cicman joined the arm- ed forces in May, 1961, and was posted in Winnipeg and Germany before going to Moose Jaw was Chief Judge Tur- said 'The accused is not disad- vantaged He speaks good English he knew he had the right to get a lawyer, he knew the seriousness of the matter He could have kept his mouth shut Chief Judge Turcotte said He was very co operative when the breathalyzer test was taken, the judge added The statement was voluntari- ly made, Chief Judge Turcotte ruled The breathalyser show- ed the accused had a blood alcohol reading of 06 Later, Darryl Ferguson of Blairmore testified he was returning from Lethbndge about 12 30 a m on May 30 and had just passed the tourist information on Highway 3 West to Pincher Creek when he saw a person almost in the centre of the road He hit the brakes, swerved into the oncoming lane across the centre line and missed the person by about one foot Just after this, Mr Ferguson checked in his rear view to see what happened with the car directly behind him The car also swerved, he said SLIPPERY ROAD The road was slippery from a rain Mr Ferguson testified it wasn't raining at the time he saw the person on the road Percy Stark from Pincher Creek told the court he and his wife were returning home on Highway 3 when they saw a body lying on the road They turned around to go for help when they saw an RCMP car at a nearby weigh station and notified the policeman driving the vehicle Mr Stark said the person ly- ing the on the road was female, very small, weighing about 100 pounds, and wearing jeans and a jacket The trial contmes today FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 32T-6S6S ESP FOX, COM FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLCXJ Custom built 1-year-old, 2-bedroom split-entry home Approx 1800 sq ft with 1500 sq ft developed Has family room, bedroom, and bathroom on lower level, large garage and sun deck Price mortgage at 9Vt% 1247 St Catherine Rd (12 Street C 14th Ave N Phone 327-0897 CLEARANCE OF AMPLIFIERS AND PA'S 530 5th Street South "PRUEGGERS MUSIC" Phone 329-3151 ELLIOTT And GLENDINNING, JARRETT CO. Announce the merger of their practices Under The Firm Name of JARRETT, GOOLD ELLIOTT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS P.O. Box 940 519 7th StrMt South Lethbridge, Alta. T1J 328, 328-6691 VANCOUVER, KAMLOOPS, EDMONTON, CALGARY, LETHBRIDGE MONTREAL, TORONTO, ORILLIA The patient is not en- dangered by the inadequate operating room facilities at the Lethbndge Municipal Hospital, Hospital Ad- ministrator Andy Andreachuk said today Hospital personnel have learned to work around the inadequacies and changes in patient movement have been made to prevent heavy traffic situations that increase the chance of cross infection and contamination, he main- tained A Lethbndge Regional Health Study, obtained and reported by The Herald Thur- sday, recommended a com- plete revamping of the operating room facilities at LMH The study, commissioned by the Lethbndge regional hospital steering committee and compiled by Toronto con- sultants Peat Marwick and Partners, has been kept from the public since August Mr Andreachuk said in an interview the hospital ad- ministration and board have been pressing government for major changes to the operating area since 1968 The most recent govern- ment rejection of the hospital's request for improv- ed facilities occurred in 1973 when renovations to the area were included in the LMH budget "They said at the time they would look at it as part of the health Mr Andreachuk recalled "There is no doubt" that the province will act on the recommendations of the study and include new operating facilities in an addition proposed for the hospital, he said YEARS AWAY But, that is "three to four years down the he pointed out The study recommended construction of a million addition Meanwhile, he said, hospital personnel will have to con- tinue with their practice of keeping patients in their room until they can be taken direct- ly into the operating room He said hospital records show that only one patient had to be held in the corridor op- posite the elevator in the last month The corridor, ac- cording to the study, is used as the holding centre for pre- operative patients It is not possible to ensure adequate surveillance of the patients" there, the study stated Mr Andreachuk said the one patient held there in the last month had to wait because of an unexpected delay in the operating room "Our record proves we do have a low-rate of he said He claimed the hospital wouldn't be able to obtain new operating facilities if it had to prove its need for them on its infection record In reaction to the study's claim that the central sterile room is inadequate in size and has a "hazardous cross traffic Mr Andreachuk said the hospital doesn't really PENNERS PLUMBING 1209 -2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 have a central sterile room Dressings and instruments are sterilized for operations and equipment is dispatched and stored on more than one floor because of the lack of a central sterile room, the hospital administrator said The result has meant an ad- ditional expense to the hospital because much of the operating equipment has to be duplicated at each storage area The hospital is considering "knocking a hole in the wall" to improve the traffic pattern for personnel in the operating room area, he outlined as another means of preventing possible contamination from the movement of patients, personnel and materials in an area of limited size The operating room is about 25 years old and many of the facilities considered necessary today may not have been given the same con- sideration when it was constructed, he said City cab firm bows out Lethbndge will be left with only two taxicab companies Saturday, as Radio Cabs are parked at midnight today "We're shutting down tomorrow at midnight and there's nothing I can do about Radio Cab owner Harold Dyck told The Herald Thurs- day Radio Cab's insurance ex- pires today, Dec 13 Northside Taxi closed its doors earlier this week, he said Mr Dyck said he could sell his business if someone had a down payment, but that will do no good By not selling, he will reduce Lethbndge's cab service and let the two remaining cab companies do the hollering After he gives his four taxis back to King Chrysler and pays his bills, he will be broke, he says He built up a business with a weekly gross income of to Now, he says, he will have to go back on welfare A person is better off on welfare, says Mr Dyck, who wonders if the government is trying to create a "total welfare state He said he was closing the business because of insurance costs, which he feels are too high for taxis The down pay- ment would be a car with an 80 per cent chance of being refused in the end, he said RELIEVES GAS PAINS USED CARS 1969 TON VS automatic nice clean unit 1967 CHEV V2 TON A STEAL AT 1967 MATADOR 2 door hardtop Real clean unit NEWVW's from RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI AM. tut Ccrtffiad Dintal Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. Lower PHONE 327-2B22 PHARMACY FACTS from O.C.STUBBS Here's an interesting outdoor cooking fact" Every once in a while the scare-rumor that char- coal-broiled steaks might contain cancer causing carbons seems to make the rounds As a matter of fact the American Medical Association, through its Council on Foods and Nutrition, has stated no such ill effects resulting from charcoal broiled foods have been reported in human beings or from research with appropri- ate animals The AMA did, however, suggest the avoidance of fat com- bustion is to be desired and suggested (1) cooking by heat of coals only not by fire (2) putting out any fires flaring up and (3) trying to be careful not to let fat drip on coals STUB8S PHARMACY LTD. Open dally a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m. ;