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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Nurses, doctors train for survival EDMONTON (CP) Twelve nurses and doctors will be better prepared when they fly into remote northern areas in British Columbia this winter after taking part in a four day survival course at Alberta's Blue Lake Centre. The medical personnel, from the department of national health and welfare and based in isolated centres in B.C., were joined by staff from the Edmonton public school board, Edmonton boys' clubs and the Alberta educa- tion department. The course is a regular feature of instruction at the Blue Lake Centre, operated by Alberta's department of culture, youth and recreation. Participants spent three nights in high country learn- ing how to build signal fires and shelters, set snares, recognize edible vegetation and survive in the wilderness on reduced rations. Community calendar The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society will hold their Christmas party in the Civic Centre on Friday. Christmas treats and enter- tainment will be provided. Beta Sigma Phi, Sigma Chapter, will hold a Christ- mas meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the home of Mad- die Kinniburgh, 1503 7th Ave. S. Members are asked to bring gifts, baking and PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upitairt) EVERY Scenes of ice and snow If you think it looks not at all like Christmas and mourn the lack of seasonal ground covering, stop in and see the Lethbridge Public Library's display of art. The theme for the exhibit, which runs until Jan. 12, is 'scenes of ice and snow'. Featured are 17 artists' works, on loan from the Glenbow Art Gallery in Calgary. Shown above are, top, Carl Rungius' oil painting, Mule Deer, and Franz Johnston's Winter Sunlight. Included in the exhibit are two paintings by Standoff artist Gerald Tailfeathers. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd Ave. North REGULAR WED. MIGHT BINQO 8 P.M. 25 GAMES DOUBLE MONEY CARDS MANY EXTRAS This Week's Jackpot in 57 Numbers 5 CARDS CARDS PAY DOUBLE DOOR PRIZE Wo one under 16 years allowed to play! Storm over unions rage in B.C.'s private homes Lethbridge Fish Game Assoc. BINGO Wednesday at 8 p.m. JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS BINGOS FOR CHOCOLATES AND TURKEYS GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE FREE CARDS EAGLES HALL, 13th STREET N. FREE GAMES No Children Under 16 Yaart LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY at 8 P.M. S500 JACKPOT BLACKOUT IN 53 NUMBERS OR LESS (Incrcitina one number p.r week until won) EXTRA GAMES FOR TURKEYS 1s! GAME JACKPOT 5th GAME (X) 10th GAME JACKPOT IN 48 NUMBERS FRH BUS SIMVICI HOME AFTER BINQO MEMORIAL HALL PUBLIC MEMBERS AND GUESTS NORMANDY LOUNGE CHILDREN UNDER 16 NOT ALLOWED Sponsored by Ladies' Auxiliary to Canadian Legion VANCOUVER (CP) Charges and counter-charges have been fired here since the British Columbia Hospital Employees Union launched its drive to organize employees of private hospitals and per- sonal care homes. Union organizer Sharon Yandle, who has compiled a list of examples of working conditions, termed the situ- ation "appalling." But both Russell Shepherd, president of the Association of B.C. Private Hospitals, and Wayne Waddell, president of the Western Canada Rest Home Association, said the union's charges are er- roneous. Mr. Shepherd said Miss Yandle's well-published at- tacks on private hospitals are merely "typical union tactics to let people know they're or- just trying to stir up controversy with outlandish examples." Mr. Waddell said he knows Sanlit simply to say. ''Have it wonderful Thanks! GREEN'S SHOES Downtown On Sixth Street "quite a few rest homes that are rotten" but that the com- plaints were based on only two of the estimated 300 rest homes in the province. CITES EXAMPLES Miss Yandle contended that the examples are not the un- pleasant exceptions but the norm. She said the typical situ- ation for workers at private rest homes and hospitals is as follows: "They are usually paid the minimum wage of an hour. They get the minimum paid holiday, no paid sick leave, shift and job changes without notice, no com- passionate leave and they are paid very little overtime. They are mainly women and a high percentage of them are immigrants." She said most of the work- ers are East Indians, Ugan- dan Asians and Fijians. She said these conditions are present in private hospi- tals that charge residents as much as a month. "Some of the places are like palaces. They're really posh, but you can have a plain sweatshop or a fancy sweatshop." Mr. Shepherd replied that "absolutely no qualified per- son" at a private hospital would start as low as an hour. "Anyone who has any experience at all would get more than that." DENIES CHARGE He also denied that employ- ees receive shift and job changes without notice. "With 99.9 per cent of the staff, they pick the shift they work. They'renot told when to work, it's up to them." He said the fact that the hospitals are employing a fe- male labor force of immi- grants is irrelevant. "I'm not going to dispute the fact that we hire a lot of immigrants but, let's face it, it's a menial type of work. "I don't think they're ex- ploited. We don't go out look- ing for them." Mr. Waddell said the aver- age an hour paid to rest- home workers is necessary if operators are to make ends meet. The owner of Haven Guest Home in Maple Ridge, B.C., he said has to pay out about of his total monthly revenue of meeting bare expenses of food and wages, plus heat, light and telephone. "If you do get a good girl, you often have to give her an hour to keep her." Mr. Waddell replied to an- other criticism, that facilities often only have one person on night duty, explaining that residents of rest homes are not sick. "They need rest-home care only, and most of their activ- ity is during the day. It's also true that night employees have a lot of tasks to do dur- ing their shifts, but they real- ize this when they're hired." Mr. Shepherd, part-owner of the Sandringham private hos- pital in Victoria, said Miss Yandle was erroneous putting private hospital and rest home facilities together as identical operations. "In my experience, there isn't one private hospital of any size that uses only one night staff worker." DRUMS-GUITARS-AMPS-METRONOMES-UKES-etc. 530 5th Street South "PRUEGGERS MUSIC" Phone 329-31M love is... letting her be as liberated as she wants to be, TM U.S. tot riflhtt Tuesday, December 17, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 19 'Front Page Challenge still fun after 14 years9 OTTAWA (CP) Betty Kennedy's broadcasting ca- reer is an accident, she says. She started out in journalism as a newspaper woman. "The (Ottawa) Citizen staff was striking in sympathy with linotypers out she re- called while in town for a Na- tional Arts Centre taping of Front Page Challenge. "I was assigned to do a 15-minute ra- dio show instead. "I tried to do it with a news format but you simply cannot write that much daily, so I started having guests on the air. It worked." The strike ended and Mrs. Kennedy went back to The Citizen despite radio job of- fers. Only later did she con- sider doing even part-time broadcasting. Now, in addition to her 14- year stint as a panelist on the CBC television show Front Page Challenge, she produces her own daily radio show in Toronto. On top of that, she sits on the University of Toronto gov- erning council and on the com- plaints committee of the On- tario College of Physicians and Surgeons. "My daily show is a little bit like handling a newspaper beat. It is completely open- ended. "I may have a guest dis- cussing politics, something on Herald Family religion or education or sim- ply a think Even though it has been running for many years, Mrs. Kennedy said she does not tire of Front Page Challenge. She compares the program with charades. "The funniest things will click in your mind and yet others will lead you completely astray." Mrs. Kennedy cited hockey player Gordie Howe. "He's been on three or four times and we have always missed the stories. One time he was there for his fantastic scoring record. We knew it was a team sport in Canada, but he said it was sometimes played with less than five players and, well, we simply never thought of hockey that way.'' For the last few years, Front Page Challenge has been taped in various Cana- dian cities to give people a chance to see it in the making and to give the show a broader outlook. If a show guest makes a bad impression, that is his own problem, she said. As for pan- elist Gordon Sinclair's sniping remarks: "We are all adults with our own individual opinions and thoughts." Mrs. Kennedy said the best asset for work in the media is a healthy curiosity. "Looking back, my career appears to be in neat steps but it certainly never looked natural when it was happen- ing." With her schedule she feels like staying in bed some mor- nings. She believes that is only human. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE Of LEAVE AT 412 Ut AVE. S. 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