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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, June 1, 1974 Edmonton's reply to mental health series 'missed target9 By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Health Minister Neil Crawford's reaction to criticism of its inaction in mental health services seems to have missed its target. Mr Crawford, reacting to a series of Herald articles, says the government has considered all recommendations of the 1969 mental health report headed by W. R. N. Blair Certainly to look at the J89 recommendations made in the first report and to list ones which have been implemented would not, as Mr. Crawford says, "be a worthwhile But one can certainly, as critics say, look at the implementation of reform following the report, which was begun before the Conservatives took over in Edmonton, and compare them with what is happening today. The Social Credit government moved on recommendations and implemented various stages of reform but when the Lougheed regime set up shop, progress of the previous government was abandoned and reform went back to square one. Local mental health planning councils, a research council and total co-ordination of all government departments concerned with "human resources" were set aside. Now the government is saying in its reply it is going to implement these changes again and this is Surely ths government cannot congratulate itself for adopting changes it postponed two years ago. Comment In his rebuttal to critics, Mr. Crawford says two years is not an unreasonable length of time for policy change, but the question arises: Why did the government have to begin its own operations instead of continuing with previous plans which were roundly applauded by mental health professionals? Government claims that the psychiatrists in Lethbridge would not lend the department a hand must be disputed. Lawrence Kotkas says he had applied to work part time for Alberta Mental Health Services under the previous government but was told they could not hire anyone part-time. "I was never informed by this government that that rule had he says. This spring when the psychiatrists in Lethbridge learned of the situation in Raymond Home, they offered their services, which Mr. Crawford promptly rejected, saying the department had adequate staff to handle the situation. And to pat itself on the back for the release of two women from the home is astounding. If the government had a mental health program to be proud of, the two women would not have had to wait for mental health volunteers to arrange to get them out of the home. Government professionals should have realized the two women could be released before a lay volunteer brought it to their attention. Critics concede the government has made some progress reforming mental health services but because of the nonchalant attitude given to the changes local councils were asking for two year? ago, council members seem to have given up presenting the government with ideas. Both the government and the now apathetic private sector should again try and work together to weave policies that will bring needed change. 1 It is up to Dr. Blair's government advisory council to provide the catalyst to get both sides active again. And success depends on the government's willingness to hear recommendations that it divest itself of traditional power it has had over mental health services. Liberal moves ''worst in history9 Hurlburt rips farm policy LCI student council submits apology to city A formal apology from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute's student council for the recent spray-paint vandalism b> some LCI students will go to city council Monday In a letter to council, the student council says: we hope you will accept our smcerest apology in regard to the senseless defacing of the city's property by only a few exuberant graduands "All staff and students of the LCI are embarrassed and ashamed by these actions and we wish that you will once again think of the LCI in a favorable point of view Five students were charged with public mischief or wilful damage following the May 11 weekend incident Cartiflad Duntml (tectonic CUFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DEKTALILD6. 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Incumbent MP Ken Hurlburt kicked off his campaign Friday before an estimated 400 people at a Progressive Conservative nomination meeting at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. Mr. Hurlburt, who was unopposed for the nomination, called the Liberal government's moves in agriculture in the last four years the worst in history, while fellow Alberta MP Don Mazankowski from Vegreville attacked the Liberals for their handling of just about everything from inflation to transportation and unemployment insurance. Mr. Mazankowski, who is the chairman of the PC caucus, said the Trudeau approach to government and its failure to deal effectively with economic issues constitutes a threat to the social and economic fabric of the nation. "The extravagant political survival kits of the Liberal- NDP fuddle cuddle unit are killing tins he said Mr. Mazankowski added that the PC's incomes policy, which includes a 39 to 90 day price and wage fnysce, is the only concrete approach for fighting inflation put forward by any of the three major parties. Later, speaking to reporters, he denied that there was any split in the Conservative camp over the policy. Some western MP's including John Diefenbaker have said they disagreed with the policy. "There may be some differences on details, but on the whole I don't think anyone is completely opposed to he said On another issue bedeviling the Conservatives' early campaigning, Mr. Mazankowski said it was unfortunate the decision had to be made to oust Moncton mayor Leonard Jones from the PC candidacy he won Mr. Mazankowski said while he believed in some local constituency autonomy, he supported the decision In his speech, the Vegreville MP was first elected to Parliament in 1968, attacked Liberal senators for actively working in the election campaign. "Keith Davy is the national campaign chairman he's paid by you his transportation is paid by Mr Mazankowski told the crowd. "And Sen. Earl Hastings, the campaign chairman in Alberta, he too finds it more useful to work for the Liberals than for the country." "It's wrong morally and it undermines any usefulness the Senate may Mr. Mazankowski said. He also attacked senior civil servants like Beryl Plumptre, chairman of the Food Prices Review Board, and some members of the National Energy Board for making political speeches. Mr. Hurlburt, who said he'll be concentrating on agricultural and transportation issues in his campaign attacked the government on both those fruitis Friday. "Never before in the history of agriculture has a government made more bad moves than they have in the iast four he said "Since I have been in Ottawa, the Trudeau government lifted the tariff on American beef allowing Canada to become a dumping ground for U.S. cattlemen. They procrastinated when asked to implement a surcharge. Mr Hurlburt attacked the Liberals for wanting to nationalize CP Rail "so we'll have to subsidize it the same as the CNR" and for wanting to abandon thousands of miles of railway line without an alternative. Mr. Hurlburt will face Sven Ericksen for the Liberals, Bessie Annand for the NDP and Vern Young for the Socreds in the July 8 federal election. Discipline gave NWMP backbone Incumbent Ken Hurlburt unopposed for Tory nomination 2 LCI bands plan journey to Spokane's Expo June 4 The two Lethbridge Collegiate Institute bands will travel to Spokane to the Expo grounds June 4 for a full day of performances after winning several band competitions in Alberta and Ontario. John Carnine, a member of the band committee at LCI, Longhorns offer city per game rental said the two bands may also stop at Blairmore and Kimberley for performances. The green band, made up of Grade 11 and 12 students, won first place in the recent Lethbridge Kiwanis band festival, then went to Banff and won third place in the Alberta finals Mr, Carnine said the gold band, made up of Grade 10 students, won first place in Lethbndge and Banff in its class. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LffTHIWOGE DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BUMS. A proposal from the Lethbridge Longhorn hockey club to rent the Sportsples for the 1974-75 season at a flat rale of per game will go before city council Monday. This is apparently a lower rate than that agreed to by the new Lethbridge Bronco hockev team. The same Sportsplex rental contract was offered to both clubs, says community services director Bob Bartlett in a letter to council The proposed contract with the Broncos is also up for council ratification Monday, and representatives for both teams are expected at the meeting. LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration Specialists WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th Street South Phone 328-4333 SAFETY GLASS STORE FRONTS RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENT ADVANCE Bliss A Aluminum Co. HE1NITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS You Invitations (24 Hoar Stntcu If We provide compfimenlary personalized d labie place cards each order" FREE CUSTOMER PARKING Ronald K. Tsujikawa Bsc. M. p. (Family Physician) wishes to announce the opening of practice in association with M. F. Simpson Bsc. M. D. family physician at 2609-1 Oth Ave. "A" South Lethbridge, Alberta Office 328-7470 Res. 329-0954 Herbicides Oetwmco 128-Used to control weeds in Wheat. Barley, Rye, Corn, Pas- tures and Roadsides Ochemco L.V. 96 for control of weeds in Wheat, Barley, Rye, Corn, Flax, Oats, and uncropped land and Roadsides Ochemco L.V. 80 -Used to control weeds in Wheat, Barley, Rye. Oats, Flax. Pastures, Uncropped land and Roadsides. Many More Chemical Weed Killers Available now at OUVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236-36 St Morth 327-1571 or contact the 'OLIVER DEALER" newest you. SPECIAL Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN Swwt and Sow Spcroribt Dwp FriM) Bmdvd ot Pinwppiv C trick CMcMn Frwd ALLFORONLT...................... Delivered to Your 4 75 -Piping Hot! OPEN WEEKDAYS A.M. TC 2 A.M. NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M. PHONETHE 327-0240 327-2297 LOTUS Across From The CPR Depot Strong discipline in the RCMP is responsible for the many achievements of the force, the commanding officer of the Lethbridge subdivision said Friday night. Insp. John Bentham said although the force has often been criticized in the press for its stringent discipline, the RCMP could never have done the job it has done without it. Speaking to about 250 members of the Lethbridge local of the Alberta Teachers Association at a banquet honoring 16 retiring teachers, Insp. Bentham said new members may wonder about the "harshness of command." But, he said, comparing students to new constables, "kids only remember the tough never the lax ones. The march west of the North West Mounted Police would never have been accomplished without strong discipline, and although there were some deserters, he asked teachers not to think of the desertions, but of the achievements. He related his experiences as a constable stationed in a small detachement under a tough corporal and said that while members now may complain about working longer than eight hours a day, "sweetheart, they haven't heard nothing." He used to work Sundays after a full week's work, just for something to do, Insp Bentham said. And he urged both teachers and members of the RCMP to think about their professional responsibilities ahead of personal well being Insp. Bentham also paid tribute to the retiring teachers, as did Van Van Orman, vice-president of the ATA Lethbndge local Mr. Van Orman thanked them for helping to improve the status of teachers in the community and for contributing to the struggle of teachers for better pensions The retiring teachers are Avice Anderson, Jessie Bishop, Lamberta Evans. Esther Ferguson. John Krulak, Hilda Larson, George Miller, Minnie Rae, Audrey Scott, Elizabeth Stott, Muriel Terry, Ethel Underdahl. Phyllis Wenick, Wanda Williams, Jean Zeman and Howard McHugh SMIUEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S15O Installed "Phone 328-2176 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz BMg 222 5th StS. Phone 328-4095 GUARANTIED SERVICE To SONY, LLOYDS, PIONEER, NORESCO, and other makMOf ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 to You i ANGLO STKRKO 4V PHOTO SERVICE OBPT. 4195thStTMtSouth 328-0575 MOVING? CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES Carrier .Famous For The Round One ..the COOLEST NAME IN TOWN 1709 Znd AVI. S. Phone 3Z8-5973 Northland School Division No. 61 invites applications for Well qualified Elementary, Junior High School, In- dustrial Arts, Home Economics and Special Educa- tion teachers for the school year 1974-5. Northland Sonool OWISIDTI No 61 operales 30 schools n Albsrta and is Jhe major organization concerned wilh the edutalio" oi Indian and Mefis children thai area Schools, range m res iro-r> i 'c 56 rooms The present Salary Schedule is as lollows S5S65 S 6825 7950 S 9350 S 9750 BBSS 1062S 11800 14950 15350 Al all locations, lumtshed accommodation n, available -11 a rale An Isolation Bonus ranging 1rom Jino to paid Interviews will be held at the University oi Teacher Placement office on June 13th and Arrange lor an appoint- ment by contacting the University leather placemen phone 329-2259. and bring all documents 10 1he iriervicw For lurther information write to W. A. Adams Superintendent of Schools Northland School Division No 61 P.O. Box 1440 Peace River, Alberta TOH 2X0 or phone Peace River 624-2060 Edmonton 487-4361 rf unable lo attend interviews as indicated'above ;