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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Mendoy, June 4, THI IITHHIPOB HBiALD 17 A new beginning Thirty-four nurses and three medical laboratory technicians were rtient of the school of nursing of St. Michael's General Hospital. Dr. James presented with their diplomas by Judge F. T Byrne on Sunday afternoon Oshiro, president of the Alberta Medical Association and chancellor of in the Paramount Theatre. It was the 18th and final annual commence- the University of lethbridge. was featured speaker. Era ends-St. Mike's closes doors to students MANE XASON Valedictorian CHARLOTTE VVEHLAGE General proficiency medal Anne Landers appears today on Page 15 BINGO Mori., June 4 JACKPOT NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Geld Card Pay Double Door Cards (Many other extras) Regular Cards or 5 far 13th St and 6lh Ave. 'A' N No children under 16 allowed Bj MAUREEN JAMIESOIV Family Editor For the last time, gradu- ands of St. Michael's School of Nursing promised Sunday to care for the sick and up- hold the integrity of their pro- fession After passmg a grand total of 514 registered nurses through its doors in 20 years, the school is to be phased out Nursing students will now attend the Lethhridge Com- munity College Judge F T Byrne presided over the 18th annual corn- men cemsnt for 34 student nurses plus three from the school of medical technology PROUD OF GRADS Following the invocation by Rev G Marien, dean of the Lethbndge deanery, Judge Bvrne, chairman of St Mi- chael's Hospital board, de- livered greetings from the board ''In board meetings vre hear glowing reports of their pro- gress in almost every in- stance, and we are very, very proud of our gradu- uands he said Mayor A C Anderson, on behalf of the City of Eeth- bridge, commended' the school on its excellence in all areas of responsibility, advis- ing that "health service in thrr province is rated as sec- ond to none in the world" He paid tribute to the Sisters of St Martha, who operate both the hospital and school, for their superiority in the administration and tiaimng fields Most Rev Paul O'Byrne, Bishop of Calgary, speaking of the training changeover, said "the word that comes to my mind today is the word 'adap- tation This is essentially an adaptation, and anything but an elimination he stressed The principles taught by the sisters at the school, "help us to treat each other tne way He wants IE to with recognition of God and caring for people according to the values he has given us." BEWILDERED PROBIES President of St Michael's medical staff. Dr N A Hovan, told graduands he had "watched them come into the hospital as bewildered probies and change to charming, sophisticated la- dies who comfort human beings who are depressed or afraid of pain "No matter what you do or where you go, we will al- ays be proud of he said Presentation of the diplo- mas by Judge Byrne, was then followed by graduates reciting the international pledge, received Vera Koppenstem, class of '56 The subsequent musical in- terlude by the Anne Campbell Singers was of the high calibre audiences have come to ex- pect from this group Featured speaker, Dr. James Oshiro of Coaldale, president of the Alberta Med- ical Association and Chancel- lor of the University of Leth- bndge, said "we as physicians have always had a close as- sociation with and elaborated on the concepts and developments occurring in the health field HEALTH A PRIVILEGE Physicians and nurses had always realized diagnosis, treatment and ultimate re- covery were influenced by the environment, he pointed out not merely the physical "but the social environment a? well "We are inseparable from the environment, and health and social development are virtually indivisible. "The cost has governments he claimed. "They don't know how they are go- ing to cope with it. They be- lieve it is the right of peo- ple to have this health care 'But I would like you to lemejnber although it is your right to have health care, health is a privilege "If you're going to abuse it no amount of money is going to solve that particular problem DICIPLINES MUSHROOM Dr Oshiro also focussed on "the dramatic changes which occur in the field of technology "Forty years ago when St. Mike's was built, there were virtually two health care di- ciplmes physicians and nurses "Today there are some 160 categories of health care Tiiis mushrooming of health care diciplmes has made us realize what a complex thing health care has become "It has made us physicians and nurses reassess our roles and our relationship to other health care personnel There is real danger he warned that "we could forget the very reason of our exis- tance the best possible health care the finan- cial restraint and resources available to us SEPARATION' CHALLENGED Explaining that he was aware" of the reason for the separation of the ser- vice and education aspects of nursing taking place at St Michael's, he said "I would like to challenge this "There is to nursing as veil as the practising of medicine, an art as well as a science Dedication, compassion, un- derstanding and love can only be taught by those endowed with these values Dr Oshiro said I am not completely con- that this separation is 1 good one I am also struck by the fact that in medicine the tendency now is to place students in contact with pa- tients from almost day while nursing appears to be iroving in the opposite direc- ticn. Before offering graduands congratulations on behalT of the Alberta Medical Associa- tion, he said- "Practiss your profession with integrity so you are a credit to nursing, which has a long record of universal service and dedication Valedictorian Niane Nason spoke of the class's "courage and pride which will inspire others to say 'A St. Michael's graduate welcome1' She thanked all who had contributed to the support of the new RNs during their training, and told her class- mates that "today marks the end of the old life and the beginning of the -1973- Graduating classes Dental nurses meet Neil Crawford, Alberta's Min- ister of Health and Social De- velopment will be featured speaker at the annual conven- tion of the Alberta Dental Nurses and Assistants Associa- eJLocat Jva SI Andrew's Women's Fed- up by June 13 Further details PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES 2 JACKPOTS IETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upiluin) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. N. BINGO RAINBOW HALL ,4oi stt, TUESDAY, JUNE 5th at 8 p.m. Firit Jackpot in 56 Nos. 2nd Jackpot in 55 Nos Free Cardi and Gemej, 25t per Card, 5 3 Games Door Prize No children Under 16 Years Sponsored by A U.U C. Association eration will hold a supper meeting at 6 30 p m Tuesday, at the church The ladies' auxiliary to the Army, Navy and An Force Veterans. Lethbridge unit, will hold a regular monthly execu- tive meeting at 8 p m Wed- nesday in the clubrooms All executives are asked to turn out for this very important meeting UNIT 34 A.N.A.F. BINGO EVERY TUESDAY-8 P.M. IN THE CLUBROOMS JACKPOT (GAME 14} IN 53 NUMBERS (OR LESS) EXTRA WITH GREEN CARD NO WINNER DOUBLED WITH GREEN CARD Increases and 1 Number Weekly Until Wen 12 GAMES IN 7 NUMBERS OR LESS THEN DROPS TO TILL WON. Door Card (woodgrain) each Blue er Brewn cards SOc each. Green key card (this card may be pur- chased if a player has a deer card and at least 4 ether blue er brown AIL BINGOS CALLED ON A OREEN CARD -MONEY IS DOUBLED IN REGULAR OR 4 CORNERS MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY An ostomy meeting will be held at 8 p m. Thursday at St Michael's nurses' residence. All ostomates, in and out of town, also medical and nursing staffs are welcome 10 attend For further information contact 327- 45 J] Soutbmmster UCW s June meeting, in the form of a pol- luck luncheon, will be held at 1pm Thursday, and all ladies of the congregation are cordial- ly invited to attend Entertain- ment will be provided by the Golden Mile Singers St Marys ACW will hold a regular monthly meeting at 2 p m Tuesday in the parish hall, with Mrs May as hostess V The Chinook and Senior Citizens, affiliated with the national and provincial branches, will travel to Cut Bank Friday June 15 Tickets are now available from the secretary and should be picked are available by contacting 327- 3264 I A meeting will be held at S j p m Thursday, at 542 7th St S to discuss the opening of a wo- men's centre in Lethbndge. The Lethbndge chapter of the Certified Nursing Aides will hold a monthly meeting at 7 30 jpm Tuesday ID the axuiliary hospital lounge As this will be I the last meeting before the noh- j days, all CNAs are asked to at- tend The Lethbridge Society for Meals on Wheels will hold a membership coffee party from 9 30 to li' 30 am Wednesday at the home of Mrs E. J. Hawn. 1808 22 Ave S (west of Agnes Davidson school) The public is invited to attend. A family potluck supper will be held at 6.30 pm Wednes- day in Southminster Hall to honor Dr Elliott Rev. King and Don Doram Those interest- ed are asked to reserve this date and plan to attend SCHOOL OF NURSING- Darlene Aberle, M e d icine Hat Mary Ann Bansoff, Ray- mond, Mary Belhs, Burnaby, B C Sandra (Lothian) Blake- ley, Lethbridge, Karen Bonertz, Pmcher Creek, Lynne Buchan- an, Pmcher Creek, Shelley (Green) Carpenter, Lethbndge. Lethbridge, Loretta (Kurutz) Craddock, Lethbridge, Beverly (Duell) Dick, Lethbridge. Pam- ela Fossen, Edmonton, Leona Freeman, Bellevue, Margaret Friesen, Vauxhall; Colleen Gent, Lethbridge. A r 1 e n e Gcrda, Lethbridge, Leslie (Hart) Guenter, Taber Olivia Jacula, Vegreville, Judy Korth, Lsthbndge, Alenka Kveder, Lethbridge Cheryl McKay, Ta- Barbara (Donovan) Mc- Keage Bluff ton; Elizabeth Mc- Millan. Lethbridge; DTanna Marek, Lethbridge, Patricia Mastel, Bow Island Valerie Morken, Grande Prairie; Linda Najda, Lethbridge; Niane ftas- on, Lethbridge. Elaine (Rowse) Price, Lethbridge, Colleen Schaumleffel, Lfloyidnunsler; Christine Smith, Taber, Aline (Pelletier) Sfcasiewich. Pmcher Creek, Lidia Vesnaver. Leth- bndge. Vivian Watte. Milk Riv- er- Charlotte Wehlage. Leth- bridge: Shirley Woolhscroft, Lethbridge SCHOOL OF MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY Charlene Dojle. Coaldale, Beverly Duval. Fort Macleoa; Monica (Bodie) Kearns, Leth- bndge AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS General proficiency medal- Charlotte Wehlage Luker award for proficiency In bedside nursing: Patricia Mastel and Vivian Matte (equal) Award for proficiency in pedi- atric nursing. EhzabeQi McMillan Award for highest standing In theory of medical-surgical nursing Lynne Buchanan Award for Proficiency in medi- cal laboratory technology. Monica Kearns Scholarship to further univer- sity studies Marlene Zach- ary, class of '68, Norma Sees, class of '71. Concern for aged needed CALGARY (CP) Many elderly patients have curable diseases which are neglected because they are considered "inevitable and unalterable" symptoms of old age, says Cal- ga'y physician Dr David Wool- dridge "It is one of the greatest challenges to differentiate be- tween the apparent effects of old age and a reversible dis- he told the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses here The number of persons aged 65 or older has doubled to in Canada during the last 30 years, Dr. Wooldridge said. About 40 per cent of an average general practitioner's patients were over 65 and took up 65 par cent of his time Society is wrong to presume the elderly should retire to tend their gardens, he said "It is socially indefensible to prohibit the elderly from work- ing and economically unsound to suppose that the working force will be able to support the high number of elderly peo- ple in the future." The most important failure in rhe diagnosis of ths elderly is the failure to show genuine concern for their health, he said The elderly felt rejected as a result and were reluctnat to complain of ailments. tion, which will be held Wednesday through Fri- day at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel Dr. Ronald G Dickson of Drumbeller, president of the Al- berta Dental Association, will be guest speaker at the ADNAA executive dinner Wednesday. which will be followed by a social gathering organized by Lethbridge dental nurses and assistants. Thursday, association mem- bers will attend a lecture by ADA guest clinician, Dr. George Burbach, a graduate of Loyola University Dental School, and one of America's leading proponents of preven- tive dentistry Greetings from the city will be extended over luncheon by Mayor Andy Anderson and will be followed by Mr. Crawford's speech At the Friday night awards banquet, Dr. Gordon C Swann, prominent Calgary onhodon- Ust, will speak on forensic den- tistry. The 1973 ADNAA convention vill conclude with installation ceremonies for the new execu- tive. COLOR COUNTS The unique color of maple syrup can be used as an Indica- tor of darker the color, the stronger the flavor. TAKE A GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers of Take gentle acting Nature's remedy' Mt is an all-vegetable laxative. For over 70 years, Nl has been giving folks pleasant, effective relief overnight. Nl tonight tomorrow alright! MGUIAR-CHOCOLATE HlHtOtt SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The eiconer that will revolutionize heuie cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1J44 3rd AVE. S PHONE 337-6070 "CLEAN" with Steam Over 6 years in the cleaning field Wall-to-Wall Broadloom, Rugs and Upholstery RELIABLE CARPET CARE PHONE 327-4493 OF THE THE BETTER HALF By Barnes WeeWhimsv Karer Jan kins ncewn the ong nil nn Tor hr WBB Whinny Send yours to ihn "I con't wait to see the expression on Stanley's face when I lift the lid. His birthday cake is inside." UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH BINGO, TUESDAY, JUNE 5th, 8 p.m. JACKPOT IN 58 NOS. (INCREASES WEEKLY) JACKPOT 7 NUMBERS OR LESS 5 CARDS 75e PER CARD No Under 16 yn. Details Announced at Corner 13th Si and 7th Ave N, Basement Doors Open at 7 HIVE CRAFT SHOP Owned and operated by MRS PHYLLIS SlOVACK located in Centre Village Mall Your headquarters for CRAFTS-HOBBIES-ARTISTS SUPPLIES AND SOUVENIRS Candle Making Supplies Chenille Bumps Fake Fur Colored Beads and Sequins String Beads for Home Decoration DROP IN AND BROWSE AROUND! FREE BUMBLE BEES DURING OUR GRAND OPENING ATTENTION CRAFT TEACHERS let us know what your re- quirements are for fall so that we can order now and will be able to eerve you belter. CRAFT CLASSES We Will Hold Classes in the fall in -DECOUPAGE -RESIN WORK -FLOWER MAKING ;