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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LETHBRIPGE HERALD July 1974 Agencies dealing with handicapped may need to co-operate By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Some friction is developing between agencies supplying services to the even though officials of each agency say they are try- ing to co-operate with each other. The Rehabilitation Society. Com-Serv and Disabled on the Move officials say their groups are supplying similar services and should be co- operating fully. But differences in philosophy and a need to keep autonomous are keeping the groups apart. Don a board member with the Rehabilitation says his group has made efforts to co-operate with other groups but received no reaction from In a brief to Health Minister Neil Crawford ac- companied by a plea for Mr. Dalke has been too much tunnel vision and duplication of effort regarding the with various agencies specializing in the provi- sion of services for specific disabilities only. leads inevitably to an escalation of ad- ministrative costs and a top-heavy structure which detracts from the actual services per- formed are disturbed by the narrow view of other he told The Herald Mr. Dalke although the Com-serv plan was designed to eventually cover all people needing handicapped the Rehabilita- tion Society is the only group providing a total service. The prime focus of which will begin major operations in is on help for the mentally retarded but plans are for the incor- poration of all groups and a filling of gaps that exist between services. Mr. Dalke says this makes it difficult for the society and Com-serv to join in the delivery of services. in one breath says theirs is a total service yet in the next breath they talk about only the mentally He also fires shots at other groups for com- pounding the money spent on administrative costs for service agencies. do we need four executive directors do- ing the same he asks of the Canadian Mental Health the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Com- serv and the Rehabilitation Society. The society is the most recent group to hire an executive director. thing that really concerns me is the concept of Com-serv all of a sudden getting a raft of paid Mr. Dalke says one group supplying all ser- vices to the handicapped could do the job more effectively and cheaper. There should be one group supplying a total service to the he says. F'rank chairman of Disabled on the agrees but says that group is not the Rehabilitation Society. Although mentioned in the society's brief to the government as needing the services of the Mr. Merkl says he feels Disabled on the Move is providing a service of a different type than the society. He has reservations about the services the society does he said The Rehabilitation Society should have members of other organizations on its board working for political action and legislative change to help the handicapped rather than a strict focus on rehabilitation through the society's he says. on the Move is set up to find out what is wrong in society and bring it to the atten- tion of someone who can do something about it. two groups could provide a great integrated service and provide total rehabilitation. Disabled on the Move needs peo- ple to take its findings to appropriate agencies and the government. action does not have the expertise to prepare a detailed brief to the government and does not have time to spend months on an in- dividual he says The action groups across Alberta are designed to be investigating various needs of the handicapped and presenting their findings to other groups to analyze and present to the government. Mr. Merkl says he feels Com-serv could fill this role better than the Rehabilitation Society because Com-serv's long range plan is to help all handicapped. as an experimental could help the group present its case in various areas including accessibility to buildings and human rights for the handicapped. And Comserv could possibly keep the disabled group going by taking it on as a satellite organization and providing the minimal amount of funds needed to keep it operating. Unlike other the self-help dis- abled operates without funding from any source other than its executive's pockets. The group has no fund raising or membership fees. This could severely limit its activities in the coming Mr. Merkl says. The group is the only organization supplying a service to the handicapped without financial sup- port from the community and lie said. Other organizations provide services at a com- bined cost of more than Through 1975 the two organizations spending the most money on services to the handicapped will be the Rehabilitation Society and Com-serv. Coupled with the cost of its new building and increased operating costs between the new and old buildings the society will be spending more than Construction costs alone will be about Com-serv has set its budget for the year at to pay for its new which include the take-over of Sunrise a facility in Coaldale for the mentally and all other programs started by the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded. Com-serv will have 11 paid staff when it begins full operations and the Rehabilitation Society will have nine. Although staff must be hired to do some per- manent Mr. Dalke the agencies must with Volunteers serve the people better by being concerned enough to give of their time and he says. The society has a volunteer board governing its as does Com-serv. An official with says the project will be working closely with the volunteer actions of the Lethbridge Association and the Mentally Retarded. Com-serv will be supplying for the mentally and later other han- such as life skills and vocational training in which the organization hopes to work closely with the Rehabilitation he says. The association will be through volunteer to strengthen the rights of the mentally retarded. The committees will be involved in social action for the retarded as Disabled on the Move is doing for the physically- handicapped. Man still critical A 26-year-old Cardston man in critical condition today in Foothills with injuries sustain- ed in a June 24 farming ac- cident. Terry Smith was driving a tractor at Smith jusl south of when his tractor pinning him underneath. Four in hospital Three Lethbridge residents are reported in satisfactory condition in St. Michael's Hospital today following a motor vehicle accident Sun- day at 24th Street and 15th Avenue S In hospital are. Suzanne de 18. of 519 16th St. S Kevin Aldous. of 414 13th St S and William 1319 15th Ave. S They were passengers in a vehicle driven by Wayne of 1103 12th St. B S which was in collision with a car driven by Thomas 2137 9th Ave. B S. Mr Mr Passey and Nelson a passenger in the Passey were treated and released from hospital. There was damage Gordon Gary Room 112 of the Lethbridge was admitted to St. Michael's Hospital Saturday with a sore back following an accident on Highway 3 west near Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery. Mr. Bonner was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Mikajlo Miladiowovic of Cardston. Free ride When the urge to swing iiie uiu eiubs arrives and dad isn't around to drive a young golfer to the 3602 South Parkside found his bicycling friend Lane 3608 South Parkside served as an adequate substitute. Voting twice today could lead to jail The Nobleford man who said he could vote twice today if he couldn't. Enumeration officer Mrs. Wilfred Reed of Nobleford is upset about Norman Ross' claim that he was on two voting lists and thus able to vote in two electoral districts. Mrs. Reed said she remov- ed Mr. Ross's name from her list when she revised it June 19. It was Mr. Ross' in- she that she originally placed him on the list for Nobleford. Mr Ross moved to the Nobleford area from Monarch in May and believed he was thus in a different electoral Mrs Reed said. But in revising her lists she found Mr. Ross was still in the Monarch electoral district so she removed his name from the Nobleford list. She was upset because Mr. Ross' claim implied she wasn't do- ing her Mrs. Reed told The Herald Mr. said he wasn't going to vote in this election let alone because he was fed up with politicians. Even if a mistake had been made and Mr. Ross took ad- vantage of it to vote he might be sorry he did. The electoral act includes jail terms and fines for people casting fraudulent votes. Now is the lima to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' LTD. 1262-2nd A South 328-3388 Youth badly injured in road mishap A 15-year-old Fort Macleod youth is in critical condition in Foothills Hospital in Calgary follow- ing a motorcycle camper collision Saturday in Fort Macleod. Richard Allen-Davis was the operator of a motorcyle that was in collision with a camper driven by Mary Louise of Salmon Arm. B.C. The accident is still under investigation. Mr. Davis was first taken to Fort Macleod Municipal Hospital and transferred to Foothills. Drivers gain bargain rates Motorists are getting a break at city parking meters and will continue to get bargain rates for possibly another four to five weeks. A city council resolution at budget time in April doubled the parking meter rates and city officials hoped to have the new rates in effect by June 1. But the parking meter conversion ordered by the city April still haven't arrived. They apparently are victims of the delivery delays that seem to affect most materials these days. Whatever the it means motorists can still plug those meters with pennies. The new meter when they will deal only in silver a nickle for a dime for an and a if you don't have any other for two hours. A spokesman for the city purchasing office said Fri- day the office was told the meter kits are to be shipped from Eastern Canada Monday. It will probably take them two to three weeks to get he said. The city traffic department estimates it will take another two weeks convert all the meters. The higher parking rates will mean an increased revenue of about the city engineering department estimated. Riders to test horses Novice thief toasts safe A would-be burglar made an attempt at opening a safe at Noble Sales and 1107 2nd Ave. A Saturday. The business was entered by lifting a piece of plywood covering a hole in the rear door. The thief then took a cutting torch in the building to the front office and a poor at burning the safe CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MOKALIBITM.ILN. AKROYD'S HEATING AND QASFITTINO rates for Muter dtlzene Mew Instellatlofie Phone dial and handle say Lethbridge city police Nothing was taken. A thief made off with a a roast and some beer from the Diane 1702 6th Ave. residence Saturday. The thief entered through a window. The televi- sion set was worth A suede coat valued at was stolen from J. H. Berenscnot Saturday at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. Mr. Berenscnot is from Holland. Fishing equipment worth was taken from a boat belonging to Conrad 1115 12th St. B S.Sunday. More than 150 exhibitors have submitted some 450 entries for the three-day Lethbridge and district exhibi- tion hght horse show at the ex- hibition grounds Tuesday to Thursday. Classes start at 8 a m each day in the outdoor show ring on barn row across from the race track and grandstand area. Show judge is Eugene Pedersen of Mont. Announcer will be Gordon Ball of Lethbridge A certified quarter horse show is scheduled for the opening day. Exhibitors from British Manitoba and Montana will compete in 33 classes opening day. thoroughbred and appaloosa horses will compete in the open competition Wednesday and Thursday. Senior and junior halter and performance classes will be run all with gymkhana events scheduled for Thur- sday. A new perpetual trophy award will be presented at the horse show this year honoring Charlie Van Home of Lethbridge for more than 25 consecutive years of service as a performer and organizer in the show. Tony chairman of the light horse said the new trophy includes a wall plaque for the winner and a travelling bronze trophy depicting Mr. Van Home and his Jet Corder. Other traditional trophies at the show include the Susie Q named after a horse owned by Joanne Perlich that was killed by The winner of this trophy will be the high point total in senior western English hack and trail riding. The Roxy Memorial Trophy is presented yearly by the Hugh McKenna family for the high point junior horse. Two performance classes and one from the gymkhana events must be included for the winn- ing performance. Spiller's Golden contributed by the Art Batty -goes yearly to the owner with the best colored Palomino. Color is a criterion for judging Palomino horses. Centennial postmark planned A special cancelling die will be used this fall at the Lethbridge Post Office to commemorate the RCMP centennial. Assistant postmaster Henry Schaufele said today the canceller was paid for by the Lethbridge Philatelic Society. He said organizations which want special cancellations are charged only for the cost of manufacturing the printing plate. NEED A CALL RADIO CAB 328-8661 Arms Hotel J Fan Courteous Senrlee FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI. 1922 PHONE 327-6MS B. S. P. FOX LETHMI08E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. Collections slow in fund drive After almost two months since the Optimist's May 20 hike for collections con- tinue to dribble in with only a little more than half of what the club hopes to collect already the Op- timist president said Friday. According to Elvin as of the end of last week about has been collected of an anticipated to be used for community and youth pro- jects. Calgary man drowned in reservoir A 28-year-old Calgary man was drowned Saturday after he was swept into the Travers Reservoir 15 miles east of Champion. David Cyril Garrett was fishing with friends near an irrigation spillway that runs into the reservoir when he slipped into the fast-moving waters of the spillway and was swept into the reservoir. The accident occurred about 6 45 p m. and the body was recovered by scuba divers Sunday J. E Morgan of Lethbridge is the coroner There has no decision regarding an inquest. Building not needed by ci Mr. Zook said he would like to see the collections com- pleted as soon as possible because the Optimists are waiting to begin various pro- jects a little worried there has been confusion caused by the instructions on the collec- tion torms. This year we have reversed the method of collec- Mr. Zook said. In the the walker collected the money but time we thought we'd leave it to the he said Mr. Zook said it doesn't matter which way the money is as long as the organization gets the funds He said the main branch of the Bank of Nova 702 3rd Ave has the ac- count for receiving the money but any chartered bank in Lethbridge will accept the funds and pass them on people have some problems or questions regarding a contribution they can call us and we'll come and get he said Mr Zook said the Optimist's have even received some money from the 1973 walk from people who forgot to send it in. The city has no plans at the moment for future use of ihe north-side provincial govern- ment administration building Public works minister Winston Backus said in a visit to the city last week the city would get first chance to buy the building at 9th Avenue and 3rd St. when the province moves from it to its new building to go up downtown next the the Woodwards' com- plex The move isn't expected for two years. A Selection of WESCLOX CLOCKS Included are electric and wind. Some travel alarms. SPECIAL OFF Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN BEWARE OF SUMMER GREMLINS Lurking behind the month of June are the summer gremlins of July and August. They are just waiting to pounce upon you when you have let your guard for a moment. This year foil those pesky gremlins and have a happv time summer. if you do slip up and those little devils get to you we have many products in stock that can help with these irritating prob- lems. Sunburn Insect Bites Bee Stings Athletes Foot Poison Ivy and Oak Prickly Heat Heat Rash Bumps and Bruises TREAT YOUR SKIN RIGHT It has to laat you a lifetime so start to take better care of It this summer. SUBBUBN CAN BE VERT PAINFUL Know your own tolerance for the sun and start your tan slowly Remember mid day sun is the strongest and a cloudy sky does not mean that burning rays cannot get to your skin. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY QEORQE RODNEY Medical Bldfl. 4015th 8. 601 6th S. prM Delivery Call 328-8133 _ ;