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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Dtcvmber 1973 Public service classes planned nutrition and conversational French are just some of the subjects to be covered during the spring semester by non-credit public- service courses at the Univer- sity ot Lethbridge the university's public ser- vices program is becoming increasingly popular as Southern Albertans seek to broaden I heir says Or Menno continuing education coordinator for the laculty ot arts and science More than 500 students enrolled in public service courses during the 1973 fall says Dr Boldt The university has steadily been increasing the number of courses available since the inception ot the program three ago. he said. Two beginning ceramics courses tor adults will start Jan 14 and Jan 16 One of the session courses will be held on Mondays trom 7 to 10 p.m.. the other on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p m. Cost is a pel son Beginning courses in ceramics and painting tor ju- nior and senior high school students will start Jan. 19. The eight-session courses will be conducted Irom 10 a m to noon on Saturdays Costs is per person Basic concepts of nutrition v. ill be taught in a course to be held Mondays trom 7.30 to 9 p m The consumer-oriented course begins Jan 14. and will cost tor and tor .students and senior citizens Man and the biological a course dealing with injn and his will begin Jan 24. Costing for ddults and tor students and senior the course will be held Thursdays from 7 to 10 p m ottered during the spr- ing semester will be courses in conversational French. German and Spanish Other new courses ottered are a ski courses in English O'anadian modern marketing religions ot the world and orienteering' travelling through unknown territory us- ing only a map and a compass More information on the public service courses is available calling 329-2244. Military to resume search for aircraft Defence Minister James Richardson authorized Sunday a continuation by military planes of Ihe search for a Cessna 185. missing wilh a former Lethbridge man and three other men on board. The plane has been missing in North Saskatchewan since Dec 12 on a 160-mile flight from La Ronge lo Cumberland House Mililary and civilian air- craft flew more than 1.200 hours and covered more than 62.000 square miles in the 10 000-square mile search area before search efforts were reduced last week. Mr Richardson said the ob- jective of the armed forces to provide maximum assistance in locating missing aircraft combined wilh deep concern of many people in Norlhern Saskatchewan resulted in the continuation of the search Mayor Harry Houghton of La Ronge said in an interview Saturday night he had a lot of on Ottawa January HOCKEY SWEATERS and SOCKS All HOCKEY STICKS 1 2 Call Sporting 327-5767 DOWNTOWN after the military search was called off Dec 23. The mayor said he was con- vinced the plane and its four occupants had been forced off course. The Lethbridge man on board the plane is Rod son of Edward and Beatrice 722 10 St. N. Ornamental trees tested About 230 ornamental tree and shrub varieties are being tested at the Alberta Hor- ticultural Research Centre at Brooks to determine their suitability for use in prairie home gardens. E. B. research horticulturist in the ornamen- tals says most of the trees and shrubs come from the federal research station at but a small number are obtained from commercial nurseries. The project was started in 1958 in co-operation with the federal station Several of the 75 trees and shrubs which finished their twe-year tests last year were recommended for Alberta. Mr Casement says the tests included winter winter bark foliage presence or absence of flower size and color and Iruiting habits. All varieties that pass the tests are recommended to commercial nurseries and are listed in the Hor- ticultural he says. But because of reproduction it is oflen two years or more before a recommended type is available to the public. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Eat. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB. 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG GIVE THE KIDS A BREAK IN 1974 The future belongs to the that is if they are around long enough to enjoy This coming year resolve to give your children better odds on growing up healthy and with a chance to reap the full benefits of life. You can start off in the car by prom- ising to keep th doors locked and safety belts fastened. Follow this up with home safety. Keep things out of reach that spell potential harm. Certainly foremost on this list would be any and all medicines and poisonous substances. George end Rod Sey... Before credit we always Knew exactly how much we were broke DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE Htlg Medical Bldg. 601 eih Ave. S. Cell 320-6133 RODNEY 401 Sth SI. S. Free Delivery 327-3364 Hospital patients comforted Volunteers give personal service By GEORGE SfEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Medical hospital automation and economics have combined to threaten the personal of hospital care. This situation has brought about an increased need for a major service in hospitals the volunteer worker. Pressure on the budget and the medical dollar doesn't allow regular staff enough time to provide patients with direct per- sonal care says St. Michael's hospital ad- ministrator Sister Mary Clarissa. volunteer service is a major help in providing personal service for she says. The hundreds of volunteer workers in St. Micheal's. the Lethbridge Municipal and Auxiliary Hospitals provide services ranging from the provision' of reading material to visits with patients. The major organization working in the two hospitals is the women's auxiliary. There are three hospital auxiliaries in Lethbridge one each for the two active treatment hospitals and one for the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. idea is to bring comfort to those people in the hospital and make their lives a little more says Effie president of the aux- iliary at the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. Because patients in the auxiliary hospital are there for long the women's auxiliary tries to provide services which will make their time less she says the LAH auxiliary has a membership of with about 35 working actively to provide services ranging from entertainment to hairdressing. Anna an auxiliary arranges choirs and musical groups to provide weekend entertain- ment for patients. Irene provides a free hairdressing service for women patients which she has done once a week for 17 years. gives the patients a real lift when they get their hair done and it's something they can look forward to every week it is a very important ser- Mrs. Jones says. Another service the aux- iliary provides is taking patients on trips to various or downtown shop- ping. Volunteers push wheelchairs and provide any other assistance the patients might need on these trips. Mrs. Jones says. under- taken for the past two are wonderful for people who are confined to a hospital for. at many Other direct patient ser- vices provided in the LAH are a bingo put on by the auxiliary and a canteen and cart. The canteen operates six afternoons a week. Two volunteers push the cart around for people who want to buy candy or envelopes. of the patients can't even come down to get and even if they don't want to buy something the women on the cart like to know the patients have had a little visit a cheery Mrs. Jones says At St. Michael's the confectionery cart is also taken around the wards by the women in green. The ladies auxiliary as well supplies the patients with reading material by stocking a library cart with current magazines and pocket books. Marlene Pittman. presi- dent of the 60-member St. Michael's says the confectionery cart is both a service to the patients and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind who operate the con- fectionery on the main floor of the hospital. The main project the women's auxiliary has un- dertaken in the hospital is staffing and stocking a playroom for children in the pediatrics ward. The auxiliary has through fund- raising a televi- sion record player and toys for the young patients. Also a piece of equip- ment is purchased every year for the ward. Last year the auxiliary bought a mist tent. we are not a big fund-raising organiza- tion because we feel this is not as important as direct patient contact and ser- Mrs. Pittman says. The pediatric bring two hours of enjoyment in crafts and Anne Perkins and Andree Houlton with cart at Veronica Papp's bedside. Lettie Vina Alexander and Merle Smith prepare gifts. games to the playroom. therapy is very important for the children a happy child gets well she says. The play ladies keep the children contented in the play leaving the staff free to care for those confined to their rooms. if there is one lady in the playroom another can go to the room where a child is lonely or needs something children who are up and around are often bored with nothing to do in the hospital so we play games or make crafts. The children have something to show their parents when they come and it changes an unhappy child to a happy she says To raise funds for equip- ment in the the women have promoted functions including a table top cooking and furniture refinishing clinic. The auxiliary tries to sponsor activities that are unique or have not been she says. At the Lethbridge Municipal fund raising is a more integral part of the auxiliary's func- tion. The auxiliary this year donated more than to the hospital ad- ministration for furnishing a patient lounge on one of the floors. auxiliary assists in funding any supplies need- ed to provide the best possible therapy areas and for any equipment within our ability to aux- iliary president M V Smith says. The auxiliary fund rais- ing takes various forms in- cluding bake sales and for- mal dances. The funds go back into a hospital service of some she says Direct services provided by the auxiliary include a baby picture project. A photographer is hired to take pictures of newly-born babies and the auxiliary sells the photos to the mothers at a nominal fee. The auxiliary also provides a chapel service for patients and ac- quainted for students in the school of nursing. The group also provides a graduation reception for lab and X-ray technologists. A major function of the LMH auxiliary is also to play a public relations role for the Mrs. Smith says. During hospital week in May. the auxiliary provides a tea and open house to acquaint people with the operation of the she adds. ''At this time we also draw attention to careers available to young people in the health field. co-operation with the board we try to bring awareness of the operation of the she says. The 60 members of the LMH auxiliary are in drawing attention to health by another volunteer organization the Candy Stripers. about 13 to 16 years of provide the municipal hospital with more direci patient ser- vices. The main thing the girls do is spend time with the patients helping them with various needs or just says the co- ordinator of the Candy Muriel Walters. girls carry help feed patients if necessary or take care of the flowers in a patient's room. When the girls come on the nurses have a list of things they want them to do. The girls are assigned to various floors so they get experience in all she says. The stripers work five days a week from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and can come in on Saturday or Sunday if they wish. There are five groups of girls so each group only has to work one day during the week. Each group has about eight girls. The Candy Stupeii take on a new group each fall with about 40 Mrs. Walters says. Girls can return from year to year and new ones are picked from applications made through school who send the applications to the hospital. By fall about 70 to 80 applications have been received and more come in during the she adds. The head of nursing at the hospital along with the supervisors of the girls select those to work in the hospital. The work of the volunteers is an unmixed benefit to the and according to the the hours of service are beneficial to both the helped and helpers. 2 up on Trudeaus B.C. So the Trudeaus have two Christ- mas miracles at their house and what can they do for an Take the example of a brtlfiidDintal Mechanic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 Cranbrook family with four children. Teddy now of was a Van- couver Christmas baby in 1951. His sister. was born in Cranbrook Dec. 1957. But they have two who was born April and also born in Cranbrook April 1963. What's so Both those April dates were Easier a movable feast. 1973 hay crops showed low high fibre A high proportion of Alber- ta's hay crop this year was of poor showing relatively low amounts of pro- tein and high fibre content. Jerome animal nutritionist with the Alberta Department of Agriculture in reports that in view of this many Alberta dairymen are likely to find it difficult to obtain high milk production levels unless they feed more grain and pro- tein supplement. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS HOSACK Certified Senui Mechanic 1-304 Slh St. 8. Ph. 327-7244 Lethbridge Coal workers at Elkford will strike B.C. The 602 employees of the Cominco Fording Coal Ltd. operation here will go on strike at mid- night tonight to back contract says Lome president of Local 7884 of the United Steel Workers of America. Union members voted 92.6 per cent in favor of strike ac- tion on the weekend. The last offer by the com- pany on Dec. 20 of 50 cents an hour wage increase in the first year of a two-year and a further increase of 37 cents an hour in the second year was rejected unanimous- ly by the union members Talks resumed but according to the union no further offer was made by Cominco. The union is seeking an in- crease in the base day rate to an hour from the present in a one-year contract. It is also asking for double time for overtime and weekend work by shift union in- creased job increased welfare voluntary over- a no contracting out paid transportation and travel and cofee breaks and overall improved contract language. Car-train crash kills Vulcan man A Vulcan man killed Satur- day evening in a car-train collision at Carmangay was one of three persons reported to have died accidentally on the Prairies during weekend. Robert William was the driver and only occu- pant of a car that was struck by a CPR freight train at a level crossing on the west approach to this about 40 miles northwest of Lethbridge. Coroner Dr. J. E Morgan is undecided about an inquest. Alan of Ed- monton was killed Saturday when he was struck by a truck while crossing the street near his home Barry Lesko. of Sangudo. Alta.. died at Tiger Lily. 70 miles northwest of after he was ac- cidentally shot by his brother Sunday. No fatalities were reported in Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Wheat sale payments by protein lag behind Sales of Canadian wheat ac- cording to the amount of pro- tein in each shipment has been a long-standing bonus for resulling in larger sales and higher returns. But higher per bushel payments to individual farmers according to the proportionally higher rates of protein is lagging behind because of technical and management shortcomings. A report issued by the Cana- dian Grain Commission says the request of some farmers for segregalion of Canadian wheal according to protein content on delivery at country elevalors is ahead of ils time. This stand was taken by the commission after a study of nine prolein analysers placed in country elevators to test the feasibility of on-the-spot determination of protein con- tent. Farmers plan to push for immediate testing of grain for protein levels so payment for the grain can be adjusted ac- cording to the levels. Since higher protein grain brings more money on export farmers feel they Former county supt. retires A former superintendent of schools for the County of Lelhbridge retires today S. W. Hooper was superintendent for County of Lethbridge schools from 1963 to In 1971 Mr. Hooper became Consultant in School Administration for the county. Prior to Mr. Hooper held various posilions in field of education throughout the province. should get more money if they grow high protein grain. One problem is getting ade- quate equipment. In the Ihe analylical error in deter- mining protein content was plus or minus .4 per cent considered too high for pro- tein segregation. The report also says a severe burden would be plac- ed on elevator managers re- quired to run protein segrega- tion tests. Many country elevators don't have enough bin space lo segregate and store Ihe Iwo top grades of red spring wheal in sub-grades according to protein content. the time required for each protein delermmalion aboul seven minutes would pile up to more than a manager could handle in nor- mal operalions. Under the present wheat shipments which grade No 1 Canada al Ihe counlry elevators are segregated on Ihe basis of prolein conlenl when Ihey arrive al Ihe ler- minal elevalors al Thunder Bay and Vancouver. Protein segregation at the terminals provides export slocks al guaranteed protein ranges of 12.5 per cent to 14 5 per cent ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchwirtzBldg. 2225th St. S. Phone 328-4095 AKROYD'S HEATING AND GASFITTING Special ratei senior New Inilallationt Phone 328-2106 Out of Respect For the Late JACK HEINITZ HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. Will Close at 12 Noon January 2nd Black's MEN'S SHOP Will be CLOSED ALL DAY WEDNESDAY in Preparation for Our ANNUAL JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE our Ad in Wednesday's ;