Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
^ 4-awid\i lying VON needs community help, says regional director While the Victorian Order of Nurses is not facing closure, it is in need of financial assistance in order to carry on its programs, said Eleanor Mac-Dougall, regional director of the VON, who is visiting the city this week. She said that due to the lack of support for United Appeals in the 10 communities in which the VON in Alberta and Saskatchewan operates that there have been cutbacks in grants1. "It does make it difficult to predict what money is forthcoming from year to year," she said. "Any fees for VON services are based on actual cost", said Miss MacDougall, "and patients pay according to their means. There is no 'fee for service.' ". Miss MacDougall does not expect the VON would ever institute a straight fee. "It would be against the philosophy of the VON to charge for service, or to refuse service if there were inability to pay." One solution to financial difficulties is to prepare information for city councils in each locality to show that there is a real need in the community for the VON services, and ask for support. The VON receives a govern- ment grant as well as a portion of the United Appeal in Leth-bridge. The Lethbridge Elks Lodge provides cars for the VON ELEANOR MacDOUGALL nurses, "which is a big help here," said Miss MacDougall. The Lethbridge branch of the VON has two full-time nurses plus relief nurses. Miss MacDougall says the case load in Lethbridge and Coaldale has THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "increased almost to the point of a third nurse." The best known feature of the VON service, according to Miss MacDougall, is the nursing care in the home, which encom passes the ill, the elderly, rehabilitation and maternity service, which is about 18-20 per cent of the case load*. A pre-natal service was also instituted by the VON, with ses sions for exDectant fathers as well. The VON works with Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and Canadian Mental Health, and also maintains a referral program. Two services available in other communities are the in-and out patient services in Montreal for drug users, and a home care program in Calgary which operates through the Auxiliary Hospital. This latter service co-ordinates the needs of a patient as to phsyiother apy, housekeeping, nursing care, etc. Miss MacDougall described the work of the VON nurse as very personal nursing. "You get to know the patient, his family, his problems. It can be very satisfying. Each day there is someone who especially ap predates what you have done.' She explained that nurses will go into the VON service 'in order to give more bedside care than could be given in a hospital. The VON has a nurse on call 24 hours daily, seven days week to approximately 59 per cent of the population in Alber ta. "How about a couple of those weird sudden stops you're so famous for?" CLEARANCE CLEARANCE 2 3 KrV� ^PRIMROSE SHOP 313 �th St. S. Phone 327-2244 "FASHION WITH A FLAIR" OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. JANUARY CLEARANCE Until Closing Sat., Jan. 30th CONTINUES Further Reductions SAVINGS UP TO OFF 5 ||f:*||^^||P?|^:|||| flpffp iiiiii �mi Wmm NOT A WEIGHTY PROBLEM - It wasn't the weight of the sled but the incline of the hill and lack of traction which bothered the working half of this sledding team., A few seconds after photographer Walter Kerber shot No hem, no job INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -"Sex crimes have Increased since skirts were shortened," says Sheriff Lee Eads, explaining why he fired a 22-year-old clerk whose miniskirt was short of the sheriff's code on dress. "I can't criticize the public if our own girls walk around exposed," Eads said here af-after the dismissal of Carol Kehrer, a $77-a-week clerk In the sheriff's department civil office. Eads issued an order last month that the minimum length for a skirt be one inch above the centre of the kneecap. Mrs. Kehrer's skirts are four inches higher than the minimum. "I tried to lower my skirts after the order came out, but there just wasn't enough hem to let out," Mrs. Kehrer said. "And I didn't have enough money to buy new clothes." this picture, the sled went sliding backward down the hill, giving its young rider a good view of the continuing uphill struggle. St^Jolin Ambulance program Home A St. John Ambulance home nursing course will begin in mid-February, according to Stan Coxson, area staff officer for the St. John Ambulance Brigade, for the area south of Calgary, and also secretary-treasurer for the Lethbridge branch of the organization. The course will be entitled Patient Care in the Home, and will run one night per week for for seven weeks. They are being held at tills time so that housewives can more conve- Pregnancy not a barrier in continuing education nursing niently come out to the classes. The course, which will be taught by a registered nurse, will include such things as: factors influencing health, what to observe and how to report, routine care of the sick, nourishment, preventing spread of infection, and simple treatment of same, administration and care of medicines, care of special types of patients, and nursing care in disastrous situations. The course is not designed for those people who wish to obtain a job in this field, Mr. Coxson states, but is for the housewife who sometimes has to cope with sick children, or someone in the home who is recuperating from an illness. course in February of tc La, imJi I He wished to emphasize that the organization needs 12 people to begin the first course. Annual meet of YWCA on Feb. 17 The annual meeting of the Young Women's Christian Association will be held Feb. 17 at Ericksen's Family Restaurant at 7 p.m. Annual reports, and election of officers will be held. A board member from the Calgary YWCA will be the featured speaker. If there are more Interested persons, then more courses will, be run. He said, "It is the public not the St. John organization who will dictate the number of courses to be held." A NO! NO! Never put items such as turpentine or rat poison into a used-food container. Lethbridge Christian . Business and Professional Women will meet Monday at 6:45 p.m. at Svcn Ericksen's Restaurant. Program will be on knitting with Edith Leppord, music by Mrs. Bea Ferguson and speaker is Mrs. W. J. Gamble. * � � Whoop-Up Saddle club is holding an old fashioned box social and dance Jan. 29 at the Polish Hall 8 Ave. and 13 St. N. at 9 p.m. Modern and western music by the Four Hits and a Miss. Women are requested to bring a box lunch. Prize for best decorated box. BINGO - MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH - WEDNESDAY at 8:00 P.M. Jackpot $125 In 59 Numbers - $25 In 7 Numbers 4th . 8th - 12 Games Doubled In 7 Numbers - 5 Cards St .00 2 FREE GAMES - FREE CARDS - DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER la SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE The length of time pregnant girls are allowed to remain in school, attending classes, is left to the discretion of the girls themselves, according to Robert Gall, director of special services for the Lethbridge Public School Board. There are no cut and dried regulations insofar as leaving school at a specified time, and as long as the girl feels she is able to cope with the pressures of school-work and pregnancy at the same time, she may remain. For those girls who choose not to remain, they may go to Edmonton and Calgary where special homes for unwed mothers are open, or they may remain home, and, if they so desire, may continue their studies there. Mrs. Mary Oordt is now employed by the school board in the capacity of special treatment teacher - that is, teacher of "homebound and hospital confined students". Operating out of her office la y GREEN'S 1 JANUARY SHOE SALE Continues - Save on Your Family Shoe Needs EXTRA SPECIAL 100 PAIR Odds and Ends MEN'S AND WOMEN'S WINTER BOOTS �J AS Regular to 25.00. M*9m NOW ONLY............ 1 GOLD CROSS - DEL GRANDE - COBBIES - SELBY EASY GOERS - CONTOUR SHOES and PAVEL IMPORTS Reg. to 25.00. 1 O 99 JANUARY CLEARANCE . . | �100 A SPECIAL SELECTION OF HANDBAGS Regular to 12.00. ALL MUST CLEAR QQ FOR ONLY TEENERS' SHOES MUST 8E CLEAREDI Shindlgi - Savage -Rosita, etc. Reg. to 15.00 Pair. m QQ OUT THEY GO AT......... Q,W BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES Short and discontinued lines. Savage - Buster Brown - Classmates. Reg. to 12.00 Pair. M QQ NOW ONLY .............. q*99 SLIPPERS Reg. to S.00 Pair. AAv NOW ONLY................... HUSH PUPPY OXFORDS Reg. to 14.00 Pair. J ft A NOW ONLY.................. 1 .9%) y GREEN'S SHOES on SIXTH STREET SOUTH Lakeview School, Mrs. Oordt 1 visits the homes of the pregnant girls who wish to continue with their studies, and keeps them busy with assignments similar to those which the students in schools receive. According to Mr. Gall, many other girls drop out of school and never return as a result of the stigma which is placed upon unwed mothers by society. For this reason, and because many drop out without revealing pregnancy as the reason, an accurate number of such cases I could never be established. JANUARY CLEARANCE FINAL 3 DAYS! Second class in English for YWCA The YWCA has started a second English class in the Civic Centre under the teaching of Mrs. Jean Brunner. Another weekly class is held in the North Lethbridge library, and is under the leadership of Mrs. Robert Cowan. According to I YW officials, this class has| been operating for approximately 15 years. The English courses are part of the Y's Housewives Holiday program, and help to provide an opportunity for new Canadian residents to meet with others and to find friendship while learning. In both of the classes, a good course of studies is used, while at the library class, reading material is provided by the Grade Four Teaching Team at Westminster school, and space is donated by the library. At the Civic Centre, daycare I services are also available to | the students. The only cost to the student is a two dollar membership in tiie Y, 25 cents per lesson per person, and supplies of paper and pen which must be purchased by the student. Classes are held every Wednesday from 2 until 4 p.m., and registration may be made at that time, or may be made any day at the YWCA office. I TABU SPECIAL) 45" to 54" Fabrics Regular 3.19 to 3.49 Yard JANUARY SALE, YARD .. OFF ACRYLICS RED HOT-ROD LONDON (CP) - Fire-eater Valerie Braithwaite was blazing mad about the treatment she got on city buses. She was told she couldn't carry a vital prop for her cabaret act on public transport-a can of gasoline. Now 24-year-old Valerie has bought a battered old London cab. 2a&, 1 TABLE SPECIAL! DANUFIL a* WOOLLENS WS.^ JANUARY SALE, YARD 20% Off 36" TO 54" WIDE LACES OFF 30% OUR SELECTION OF BROCADES A DDIf C D'*continued lines of tippers, tome reversible skirt zippers, * rillVfc wmi large zips, and some separating coat zipper*. A LARGE SELECTION OF REMNANTS T����" % PRICE OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW ARRAY OF SPRING FABRICS NOW ON DISPLAY No Reductions on Linings, Notions or New Spring Fabrics THE ALL SALES CASH AND FINAL SEWING BASKET IN COLLEGE MALL PHONE 328-8414 OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9:00 PM.