Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, January 7, 1971 ifitsir * Sweeping changes in policies called for by nurses of Alberta Some sweeping changes in policies and attitudes about nursing were called for in a brief presented to the provincial cabinet Wednesday by the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses. Increased educational opportunities for student nurses, increased financial support for them through their training, and recognition of nurses as being more closely aligned with professional doctors than in a doctor-servant relationship were among the AARN recom-mendations. The nurses said there is an "urgent need" for services in Alberta for emotionally dis turbed children, adding "it is imperative that these children receive treatment early in their illness." The association endorsed and recommended for cabinet consideration most of the recommendations from the federal task force on the cost of health services in Canada. The report, and the AARN, charged "despite the fact' that we currently have an elaborate and very expensive health care system, all Canadians do not have equal access to health facilities regardless of income. "Services are not adequately distributed regionally or between rural and urban areas," the report says. It also urges that voluntary services such as Victorian Order Nurses be encouraged to continue: "It is impractical, if not irresponsible to have government assume" functions now fulfilled by groups such as the VON. "P h y s i c 1 a n's assistants" should not be introduced into Canadian medical profession job categories until nurses have been given the opportunity to show whether they can fill the role, the AARN says. Physician's assistants have I been suggested as one solution to making today's overworked doctors able to use their time more effectively. They would be specially-trained to take care of the less-onerous medical chores now carried out by the doctors. Nurses are seeking to be recognized to the limit of their capabilities, including recognition of their actual medical skills instead of continuing the cur-lent traditional attitude levelled at nurses, which places them, they say, much below the level of the doctor. Other recommendations: -There should be only one provincial ministry in authority over nursing, rather than several as is now the case; -A number of regional health planning boards, with professional and lay membership, should be established in Alberta to meet the needs of both urban and rural residents, rhese regions should not be based on municipal boundaries, but on recognized districts; -All forms of health services and service agencies should be covered by medical insurance; -There should be substantially more research carried out concerning all aspects of patient care and health service provision; Exercise caution motorists warned JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN ACTION-The board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, Lethbridge, check the progress being made by the four Junior Achievement companies operating in the city. The program is designed to teach the youth of the area the fundamentals of operating a business by practical experience. In top photo board members Todd Haibeck, president; Sandra Kekich, program director; and right, Kal Schroder, director, observe the manufacture of glasses from beer bottles while Power Enterprises employee works on. Lower photo, watching Endeavor Enterprises workers going over their books, are, left to right: Mr. Haibeck; Herb Brennan of Calgary, executive director of Junior Achievement for Southern Alberta; and Jim Ayer, board vice-president. Junior Achievement companies meet every Wednesday night in the Regional Development Building to conduct business and manufacture their products. $2,000 bail in drug case Bail was set at $2,000 cash or $5,000 property for Vincent Thomas Brown, 21, of no fixed abode, United States, when he! appeared in magistrate's court in Lethbridge Tuesday to face four charges. Brown is charged with importing marijuana into Canada, illegally entering Canada, and possession of LSD and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. He was arrested Dec. 5 in Cardston along with a 22-year-old Victoria, B.C. and Calgary man, Larry James Merchand. Merchand was charged with possession of - marijuana. Beware, those streets are slippery! Traffic accidents have been on the upswing in Lethbridge in the past few days due to the icy condition of the streets and the heavy snowfall. Police warn drivers to exercise extreme caution. Four accidents of consequence were reported to city police Wednesday, two of them involving parked cars and one involving private property. There were four injuries, none serious. A car driven by Mark W. Smith of 3520 South Parkside Drive was involved in a collision with two parked cars, owned by Lucien Limuges of 703 9th Ave. S. and Donald McKeage of 1006 Stafford Drive, in the 400 block on 6th Ave. S. Damage amounted to $1,130. Smith received head injuries but didn't require hospital treatment. A vehicle operated by Kenneth Rodney Kinnell of 1022 18th St. A N. was reported to have gone out of control on the icy streets, jumping a curb and colliding with a hedge on the property of Frank Huszar of 609 13th St. N. Dianne L. Kinnell was taken to hospital but released after examination. Damage amounted to $350. Daniel J. Driscoll of 307 Ri-deau Court was operating a car which was involved in a collision with a parked car owned by Kenneth D. Huisman -Preventive medicine should be given far more public emphasis than it is now, to stop medical problems before they start; -Home care programs to serve the hospitalized and non-hospitalized citizens of a region should be established. Discussing nursing education in general, the report says more nurses are still needed in Alberta: in 1969, there was one nurse to every 176 people; compared to the national average of one nurse to 157 population. There are at present five college, two university and nine hospital schools of nursing in Alberta, with a total of more than 2,200 students. These include three schools in Lethbridge: the Lethbridge Community College, St. Michael's (General Hospital and the Gait school, at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. of 2410 12th Ave. S. There were no injuries. Damage amounted to $650. Cars driven by Heber Lynn Harrison of 1209 18th St. N. and Marion Lois Watson of 818 18th St. S. were involved in an intersection collision on 13th St. and 3rd Ave. S. Marion Watson and a passenger in her vehicle, Dorothy Carroll of 1312 28th St. S. were taken to the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital but released after, an examination. Damage amounted to $450. Higa elected president of law group At the annual meeting of the Lethbridge Bar Association the executive for 1971 was elected. The new president is Laurence Higa who succeeds Ron Jacobson. Vice - president is Steve Denecky and the secretary-treasurer is Ross D. Wilde. The directors are F. T. Byrne, William ' S. Russell, Thomas Spanos, R. W. Williams and Roman Scholdra. NEW REPORTER - Alfred Sat'tlleback, 32, of Hob-bema, has been hired as a radio reporter for the Black-foot Radio Program. The appointment was made possible through a supplemental grant to the Indian News Media in Cardston. Mr. Saddleback will be training on the Job for a trial period of three months. He will be responsible for covering news events on about 10 reserves in the province. R EVE 3,927 pints of blood donated in city in 1970 There were 3,927 pints of blood donated in 1970 during the four annual Lethbridge blood donor clinics of the Canadian Red Cross blood transfusion service. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 In addition to this total there were also 50 persons called upon to donate blood at local hospitals and 424 pints donated Cadet news The RCSCC Chinook Band will hold a practice aboard ship at 10th Ave. and 17th St. S. tonight at 7 o'clock. Practice will last until 8 p.m., followed by boxing until 9 p.m. during clinics at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbrfflge Community College. During the year, 65 male donors were injected with serum in order to donate 'serum blood' which is needed for cross-matching at the hospitals and also in clinic and laboratory work. Special presentations of 20-donation pins or scrolls were made to 68 donors during 1970 as well as 39 scrolls for 35 donations and 11 honored for 50 donations. Normal Hirst donated his 93rd pint during a live television bleed-in and Keith Pilling of Picture Butte was honored for his 75th donation. Correction The retail price of a quart of homogenized milk in Lethbridge is 30 cents, not 29 cents as quoted in a story in Wednesday's Herald. Chamber gets new members - Irv Swanson, chairman of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce membership committee reported to the council meeting Wednesday new members hips valued at $400 had been sold since Dec. 23. He said a new approach Is being initiated by the committee which gives each council member the responsibility of visiting two prospective mem bers and one former member. It is hoped this method will increase membership in the chamber to meet the new budget. Court sittings are set Dates for Supreme Court sittings in Lethbridge have been set for the first four months of 1971. The sittings are during the weeks of Jan. 11 to 15, March 8 to 12 and April 12 to 16. On the first Tuesday of each month dates are set for District Court sittings for the following month. There are no criminal cases to be heard in either court. 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