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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Maude has retired: now she's cycling OTTAWA (CP) After work-1 the First World War to resettle ing under seven prime minis- ters, from Arthur Meighen to Pierre Trudcau, Maude Man- ners is retiring Irom the Canada immigration centre of the de- partment of manpower and im- migration. and such responsibilities as the Dr. Barnardo boys. "Those tiie boys who were brought over here from the Barnardo homes (lor or- phans in England and put with families here. Every once in a "I was always fascinated with i while our investigators would gu William Lj'on Mackenzie King i oul- see if they were getting and Mr. St. Laur-1 along, going to church and gel- ent stands out although I didn't' get to know she recalls. "But John Diefcnbaker is the ting a little spending money. uui, uviui 13 uiu t hi retirement, tliere'll be one for me I love to sec him plenty to do including bicycling seven or eight months of the year. That began during the Second World War "and I've been riding ever since." get up and point the finger at them. Mr. Trudeau isn't bad ci- ther." Miss Manners has many memories over her 4j-ycar car- eer- "When i first went In. the i Dancing Success railways were having a lot to do i MONTREAL fCP) Ten with immigration. They j years ago, the Canadian-Polish were grabbing the people and j dance troupe of St. Mary's par- settling them into the wide-open I ish was started by parents who spaces." j wanted to keep their children "I was one of the fortunate ones to still have my job." she said, recalling the depression. "We had a great lime. When 1UVL y o u 'r e young you can go j des Arts, at Man and His World through these things. We just i and for the Quebec immigration changed the cardboard in the j department, soles of our shoes and went on of the streets. Today it is a sue cesful troupe of 80 dancers ranging in ago from five to 10 and performs regularly at Place our way although even cardboard was scarce in those days." In those early days, there USED POACHED Poach eggs until yolks are firm, drain, cool and chop and use in place of the usual Mary O'Connell relinquishes post ThurHoy, Tobruary 17, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 17 SHOP Woolwortl were still relumed soldiers from chopped hard-cooked eggs. MARY O'CONNELl niARY O'Connell, who re- cently retired from St. Michael's hospital staff after thirty four years of service, said in an interview the other day that when she first went to work there she was convinced she'd never last. "Before going to St. Mich- ael's I never liked hospitals, wouldn't visit my friends when they were patients, and would have been horrified if I had thought some day I might work in one! But in 1938 jobs were pretty scarce." "I started at the princely sum of ?25 a month. And I thought I was lucky to get it in those i days! The next month when my salary was raised to S50 I. thought I was in clover." "The original hospital when I first went there had a bed capacity of 85, compared U) j now. There were 24 doctors (n I staff then, now there are 95." Miss O'Connell recalled. The best private room in St. j Michael's was per day. Thc adult public ward was S2.50 and the children's was "It was also the hungry thirties and the collection of account was a difficult Miss O'Con- j nell said. I For years Miss O'Connell! found that in her job she had j to become a kind of jack of all j SAVINGS A terrific sleepwear sale! Everything Irom next to nothing babydoll sets 10 long luxurious gowns, including the brand new spring stock, at big 20% savings! Exciting range of fabrics, colours and trims. Sizes S.M.L Don t miss this exciting opportunity to shop now... Specials available until February 26th! OVER 250 STORES FROM COAST TO COAST TO SERVE YOU BETTER... THERE'S ONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! 506 4TH AVENUE SOUTH TEL: 328-2653 COLLEGE MALL 20TH AVE. AND MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE TEL: 328-701 trades. Slip did OK book work, made up all the accounts, look- i ed after the Iwokings for the doctors, and. attended to thc switchboard as well. There was a staff of two to assist her. but with the growth of the bos- pital over the years all the iobs j she once attended to are now divided into different depart- ments. In 1965 Miss O'Connell had a I severe fall which laid her low for almost a year. Once she was back on her feet the ad- ministrators invited her to ac- cept: the position of ist in the School of Nursing. I "I quite enjoyed the transfer over to the Miss O'Con- ncll "As well as a recep- tionist I was sort of a public relations official. I'd greet par- i.nts, arrange meetings and take calls for the students. 1 got to know the students well of course, and it was place to work." Besides her work at the hos- pital Miss O'Connell was busy in local civic activilies. She j of the local Cancer Society and was chairman several times oU, the Daffodil Committee. For several years she was also group leader for the Alberta Blue Cross Hospital Plan. When she had completed 25 years of service the sisters at the hospital had a party cele- brating the long years of ser- vice Mary had given. "I regard it as the highlight of mv ca- reer." Miss O'Connell said. Lively and rarin' to go, now Uial; she doesn't hare to report for work, Miss O'Connell doesn't intend to sit around twiddling her thumbs and sigh- j ir.g about growing old. "I'm j going to she said will) enthusiasm, "as soon as I can get away I'm off to Hawaii, then I'm going to Mexico; after that I just don't know. But I do know I'm going to k e e D travelling and .see as much of j the world as I possibly can." family affair THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR THESE USTER SPECIALS Heavy duty, pltg. of 10 WEEKEND PRICE pkgs. 60" wide. New shipmenf just arrived DOORBUSTER PRICE Golden Mile Senior Citizens Centre Next week: Monday: Keep fit, a.m. Tuesday: Singing, a.m.' Crib tournament, p.m. i i Thursday: Entertainment by a ladies' group which is well known throughout southern Al-: berta. 2 p.m. All welcome. Cflming rvrnts: March 21: Housewarming party 1 S p.m. More details later. All i welcome. S VASELINE [WTENSSVE CARE 0 14 (I. size. DOORBUSTES PRICE MOD LAMPS Mushroom shaped Our price was NOW ONLY S Tide Laundry Detergent S-lb. box Compare ot 2.09 WEEKEND SPECIAL Latest CNE prize list available The woman who Is interest- j ed in almost any type of handi- craft can find a place and pos- sibly a prize for her work through the Canadian National I Exliibitioii. Prize lists are now available 1 free of charge, by writing lo the Women's Division, Cana- dian National Exhibition, Exhi- bition Park, Toronto 2b, On- A variety of entries include i iKiine baking, sew- ing, tatting, lace work, leather craft, quilts and work of the blind, phis many others. The National Exhibition runs from August Ifi through Sep- (ember 4. HAIR COLOUR By lady Patricia, full range of colors. Our reg. price 99c WEEKEND SPECIAL.......... 77' Sturdy metal construction with padded top. Reg. price J9.99 WEEKEND SPECIAL IZT Candy Feature Bridge Mixture Our price was 79c WEEKEND SPECIAL Ib. PHENTEX YARN One size, beige and spice. WEEKEND PRICE choosint; thc i i i toin ii'bicb wott I BAKERY SPECIAL YOUR CHOICE BANANA OR LEMON ROLLS 2 ,sr WEEKEND SPECIAL We Will Be Open Mondays For Your Shopping Convenience ;