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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 Lhe Finst World War In resellIc ing under seven prime minis- ters, from Arthur Mciplicn Lo Pierre Tmdcau, Maude Man- ners is retiring Iran the Canada immigration centre of the de- rind sucli responsibilities as the Dr. Hiirnarib boys. " were the boys who were brought over hero from Lhe Barnardo homes (for or- phans) in England and put with families here. Every oncc in a par Intent of manpower and im- migration. "I was always fascinated willi i while our investigators would go William Lyon Mackenzie King I QuL lo if llicy were getting and Mr. (Louis) SL Laur-1 along, going lo church and go-l- ent stands out although I didn't iing a little spending money. get to know she recalls. "But John Diefenbaker is the i In rclireinenl, there'll be one for me I love lo sec plenty to do including bicycling get up and point the finger at I seven or eight months of I he them. Mr. Trudeau isn't bad ci- y_car- TliaL during Ihc ther." Miss Manners lias many memories over her 45-year car- eer "When I first wunt In. the railways were having a lot Lo do Second World War "and I've been riding ever since." willi immigration. They Dancing Success MONTREAL fCP) Ten years ago, the Canadian-Polish were grabbing Ibc 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 lo still have my job." she said, recalling the depression. "We had a great time. When of the streets. Today it is a sue- cesful troupe of dancers ranging in age from five to 30 and performs regularly at Place y o u V c young you can go j des Arts, at Man and His World through these things. We just i and for the Quebec immigration changed Lhe cardboard in the j department. soles of our shoes and wcnl on our way although even! USED POACHED cardboard was scarce in those! Poach eggs until yolks arc days." i firm, drain, cool and chop and In three early days, there i use in place of the usual were still returned soldiers from chopped hard-cooked eggs. Mary O'Connell relinquishes post ____ ThurHoy, February 17, 1972 THE LETHGRIDGE HERAID 17 SHOP Wooluwrtl "MARY O'Coimcll. ccntly relired who rc- from SI. Michael's hospital staff after' thirty four years of service, said in an interview the other day that when she first wenl lo divitlcd different depart- trades. Shr did Ilic book work, made up all Hie accounts, look- ed after Hie Iwokings for the doctors, and. attended to the I switchljoard as well. There was a staff of two to tssist her wort; there she was convinced i but witli the growth of the hos- I she'd never last. prlal over the years all the lobs "Betore going ID St. Mien- she oncc Bended to are now ael's I never liked hospitals, wouldn't visit my friends when ln, they were patients, and would 0 Connell had a have been horrified if 1 had fal1 which her lolv thought some day might work Ior a >'ear- in one! But in 1938 jobs were back U'e ad- ministrators invited her to ac- J cepl the- jxisition of reception- j in the. School of Nursing. "I rpiile enjoyed the transfer over lo the Miss O'Con- nell paid. "A.s well as a recep- tionist I was sort of a public relations official. I'd greeL par- THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR THESE prcLLy scarce." "I started at Ihe princely sum of 525 a month. And t thought I was lucky to get it in those days! The next month when my salary was raised to S.iO 1 thought 1 was in cltiver." "The original hospital when i I first went there had a beil USTER SPECIALS MARY O'CONNELl WHERE SMART WOMEN SHOP 20% SAVINGS ON OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF SLEEPWEAR Reg. 2.99 to 24.99 arrange meetings and lake calls for (lie students. 1 capacity of 85, compared to 2U gol the sMenis well now. There were 24 doctors rn! i( was a pleasan, staff then, now there are 05. (o work Miss O'Connell recalled. n-ork al ]ns. Tlie best private room in St. j Miss o'Connell was busy Michael's was S4 per day. The in she i adult public ward was S2 M and ,vas on lhc board o[ dircctOT5 the children s was 51.50. "11; of locai Sodety and was also the hungry thirties and was cnairraan soverai tirnes Ihe collection of accounts was thc Daffodil Committee. For a difficult Miss O'Con- several years she was also sald group leader for Ihe Aiberla For years Miss O'Connell I Blue Cross Hospital Plan found that in her job she had j she bad completed 2i to become a kind of jack of all: year- or service the sisters al i the hospital had a party cele- I braUng the long yeai's of ser- vice Mary had given. "I regard it as thc highlight of my ca- reer." Miss O'Connell said. Lively and rarin' to go, now that she doesn't have to report for work, Miss O'Connell doesn't intend to sit around i twiddling her thumbs and siclv ir.g about growing old. "I'm i going to she said with enthusiasm, "as soon as I can get away I'm nil to Hawaii, then I'm going to Mexico; after that I just don't know. But 1 do know I'm going to k e e D h avelling and see as much of Uie world as I possibly can." A tornfic slnepwear sain! Everything Irom nnxl to nothing habydoll sots to long luxurious gowns, including the brand new spring slock, al big 20% savings! Exciting range of colours uiul trims. Sizes S.M.L Don't miss this exciting opportunity to shop now... Specials available until February 26th! OVER 250 STORES PROM 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: 326-7011 Heavy duty, pkg. of 10 WEEKEND PRICE 60" wide. New shipment just arrived DOORBUSTER PRICE S VASELINE EXTENSIVE CARE Golden Mile Senior Citizens Centre Next week: 1 Monday: Keep [it, n.m. Tuesrtny: Singing, a.m. Crib tournament, p.m. Thursday: Entertainment by n ladies' group which is j throughout southern Al- berta. 2 p.m. All welcome. Coming rvrnls: March 21: Housewarming party 1 S p.m. More details later. All i welcome. j 14 (I oz -.he. DOORBUSTES PRICE MOD LAMPS Mushroom shaped Our price was 53.99 NOW ONLY 99" S2. Tide Laundry Detergent Latest prize list available 5-lb. box Compare at 2.09 WEEKEND SPECIAL HAIR COLOUR By Lady Patricia, full range of coiors. Our rcg. price 99c WEEKEND SPECIAL m 77 Tlie woman wlio Is interest- ed in almost any type of hamli- craft can find a place and pos- sibly a prize (or lifr work through the Canadian National I E.xhibilio.i Prize lists are now available i free of charge, by writing lo the Women's Division, Cana- dian National Exhibition, Exhi- bition Park, Toronlo 2b, On- A variety of entries include home baking, preserres, sew- ing, tatting, lace work, leather craft, quiil.s and work of the blind, plus many ollrcrs. The National Exhibition runs from August 16 through Sep- tember 4. Sturdy melal construction wilh padded top. Reg. price WEEKEND SPECIAL Candy Feature Bridge Mixture Our price was 79c WEEKEND SPECIAL PHENTEX KNITTING YARN One size, beige and spice. WEEKEND PRICE .99 rbnnsing ibr ii-bich ii innfl IliiHi'i'iiii! bcr. BAKERY SPECIAL YOUR CHOICE BANANA OR LEMON ROLLS 2 WEEKEND SPECIAL Vf We Will Be Open Mondays For Your Shopping Convenience ;