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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IFIHM1DGE HRAtD Wattrmday, June 28, 1972 Local volunteer agencies work with city hospitals By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer Are you Interested in volun- teer work at the hospital? In Lethbridge, there are many agencies which, work with the hospitals and are looking for members. These agencies Include the women's auxiliaries to the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital, St. Michael's General Hospital, Lelhbridge Auxiliary Hospital and Southland Nursing Home. Canadian Paraplegic Associa- tion, Meals on Wheels, Ca- nadian Mental Health Associa- tion, Alcoholics Anonymous, Victorian Order of Nurses, Ca- nadian National Institute for the Blind, Candy Stripers, Ca- nadian Cancer Cana- dian Red Cross Society, Leth- bridge Rehabilitation Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, and various church groups also as- sist. There is, however, laok of co- ordination among the agencies. As suggested by H. B. McBeth, Canadian Paraplegic A s s o- dation's director for the Cal- gary region that Includes Leth- bridge, the agencies should get together to "determine the needs of the handicapped, avoid duplication of services to ensure everyone is being look- ed after." Women's Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Municipal Hos- pital and Gait School of Nurs- ing has 55 members. Its service projects include weekly assis- tance at chapel service, gifts to needy patients, donations, and patient activity on special oc- casions such as Easter, Christ- mas and Hospital Day. The Ladies' Auxiliary to St. Michael's General Hospital has 70 members. Each week, members take the library cart around for patient lending. The auxiliary helps see candies and cigarettes from the CNIB booth, manned by a blind per- son. Assistance to poor mothers is given in baby's needs. Canteen., patient welfare The Women's Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hos- pital operates a beauty parlor which gave 631 free hair styl- ings last year. Its 160 members operate a canteen, and or- ganize patient welfare and en- tertainment. Donations to data include TVs, shuffleboard, fur- niture and wheelchairs. Southland N u r s Ing Home Auxiliary was organized when the SNH opened earlier this year. Its 32 charter mem- bers operate a beauty parlor and are contemplating other projects. The Canadian Paraplegic Association maintains liaison with the hospitals, since prac- tically all new paraplegic cases are treated in Calgary. The as- sociation is interested in the re- habilitation of the patients. Meals on Wheels, formed in Lethbridge in 1970, has 120 volunteers, who bring meals to elderly people and to lone pa- tients after their discharge from hospitals. The cost of each meal is but a sliding scale from 75 cents to is charg- ed, depending on their means to pay. The Canadian Menta! Health Association has eighl weekly programs for patients at the LMH psychiatric ward, such as bowling, hairdressingi swimming, yoga. Its 50 volun- teers had to be screened to de- termine that they can work ef- fectively with the mentally ill. Alcoholics anonymous helps The exact membership of Alcoholics Anonymous is un- known but it is estimated to be between 120 and 200 persons. AA's involvement with the hos- pitals is when there are alco- holic patients. AA members will sit in two's for two-hour shifts with them. The Victorian Order of Nurses provides home nursing care and- visits the hospitals every week for referrals. The services provided by the VON may enable early discharge from the hospitals and prevent minor cases from admission, thus reducing demand on hos- pital beds. The Canadian National In- stitute for the Blind sends its workers to the bospitab to offer help when blind persons are ad- mitted. Two CNIB blind mem- bers work at the concession stands at the LMH and St. Michael's. The 50 Candy Stripers, girls aged between 13 and 18, do volunteer work under the supervision of the nursing staff. The girls work for about two hours in the late afternoon, arranging flowers, g e 11 i ng water for patients, buytoj candy bars for them, and other light work. The Canadian Cancer So- ciety provides assistance to cancer patients after their dis charge from hospital, including dressing service, free driver service, patient visitation, ready ing their homes for them to re- turn to, and free loan servlco including beds, mattresses am wheelchairs. Financial help ii also available. Red Cross more than blood By LARRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer Glascon Industries Ltd., 327 3rd St. S., manufactures a uniquely-designed, stable and -asUy-controlled river boat that an be operated in as little as our inches of water. The boat, designed by Tom Hedrich, manager of the com- >any, is available in two engths 18Vi feet and 13 feet. The 18-foot boat is 53 inches wide and capable of using 35 to 0-horsepower outboard motors. Conceivably, the boat could ffectively replace the Leth- ridge fire department's exist- ng and almost unusable boat, For maximum versatility and Jerformance the boat should be owered by an outboard motor with a "jet" conver- ion kit. The "jet kit" replaces the ionventional outboard motor jropeller with a pressure unit which draws water from be- neath the boat and forces it out under pressure through a rear pout, much like an aircraft engine does with air. Mr. Hedrich told The Herald he boat can become fully- operational in four or more Inches of water. The Canadian Red Cross collects, stores and distributes blood for hospital use. Its in- volvement with hospitals also Includes equipment loan for ex- patients. The Red Cross has professional staff and a volun- teer board, whose primary function is fund raising. The Lethbridge Rehabilita- tion Society operates a work- shop and it maintains communications with' the hos- pitals for client referrals so the handicapped, after leaving hos- pital, can be rehabilitated. The Multiple Sclerosis So- ciety works with MS patients at NDP meeting tonight at 8 to choose federal candielate The New Democratic Party will nominate a candidate to- night to contest the Lethbridge riding in the next federal elec- tion. Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley and the youngest MLA in the Saskatchewan legisla- ture, Reg Gross will speak at the meet- Ing at Rainbow Hall, 5th Ave. N., east of 13th St. starting at 8 p.m. Two declared candidates so far are: Rudy Haugeneder, a news- paper reporter and Hal Hoff- man, a Lethbridge Community College instructor. Nominations are to be cepted from the floor. the hospitals, providing wheel chairs and transportation ani patient visitation. An annua picnic for the patients Is helc In addition, various churc groups also go to the hospitals to distribute literature of thei faiths, and hold parties on oc casions such as Christmas. GIRLS' RESIDENCE The YWCA operates the only girls' residence in Lethbridge there is accommodation for girls and full board is provider Residents are principally youn women 16 to 25 who come from southern Alberta and eastern British Columbia and have a ways included Indian origin They are usually almost equa ly divided between students an employed girls. Some com from eastern Canada a n abroad; all ethnic and religious backgrounds are represented. We stock the largest selection ever of PANTS and JEANS Kappies Blue Jeans -Really Big Belli with Cuffs. -Slrelcn Denim Big Belli H.I.S. Brushed Denim Pants K.I.S. Corduroy Pants H.A.S.H. Brushed Denim and Corduroy Pants H.I.S. Fortrel Dress Pants Lee-Boot Cut KNIT SHIRTS SKINNY RIB SWEATERS by Dswr. T-SHIRTS TANK TOPS long end short sleeved styles MEN'S ond LADIES' BELTS assorted A wide to thwi. "THE LONDON LOOK" from, In tops for tha young ladiei. SPECIALS! H.A.S.H. AND H.I.S. CORD BELLS 15.00 Special 7-95 ONE RACK T-SHIRTS by Rage. Keg. Special THE JEAN JUNGLE 'Get Into Our Pants" CENTRE VILLAGE MALL, LETHBRIDOE PHONE 328-7996 Shed burns in overnight city fire No injuries and about damage resulted Tuesday night when a shed in the rear yard of the Jack Fuller residence, 1310 13th St. N., was completely destroyed by fire. City firefighters report cause of the shed fire Is believed to have been children ing with matches and fire. Firefighters received the can shrotly before 11 p.m. When they arrived at the scene the shed was totally enveloped in flames. Locally-manufactured riverboat crossing four-foot-high weir pressure wave. Local boat could save lives With a 50-horsepower out- ward motor and "Jet" unit, .he IB-foot boat is capable of speeds up to 26 mph. "The hull of the boat is de- signed so turning it requires only four inches of water Jt slides rather than carves a :un> as a conventional-hulled boat said Mr. Hedrich. Minimum turning radius Is about 40 feet. As well as operating In shal- low water, the boat with a "jet" unit, mil operate in somewhat weedier water than a conven- :ional prop-drive boat, It will function in weeds which would clog a normal outboard motor, Mr. Hedrich said. In a special demonstration for The Herald the locally-con- structed boat was able to move against the flooding Oldman River's current and cross with ease a four-foot liigh pressure wave at the weir above Indian Battle Park. With a driver and passenger, the 18-foot boat was able to skim over mud and sacd bars, and function smoothly in shal- low water, weedier areas ol the river bank covered only during high spring water. Feed producers meeting in Banff Animal feed manufacturers om across Canada will attend the 1972 Canadian Feed Manu- facturers Association conven- tion in Banff starting today. Association- president W. K. Meyer will begin the official proceedings Thursday with a discussion of the feed industry In relation to economics, social environment, government leg- islation ar.d technology. Bert Hargrave, president of the Canadian Cattlemens' Asso- ciation, will discuss the farm- er's approach to the feed In- dustry. In the afternoon, Dr. A. B. Morrison, assistant deputy min- ister for the department of na- tional health and welfare will discuss health protection for Hi? feed industry. Production technology and what it can do for the feed manufacturer will be discussed by Forrest D. Larson ol F. Dean Larson Engineering Lim- ited with Dr. Grant Carman, di- rector of the Canada depart- ment of agriculture informa- tion division discussing the fu- ture of the feed industry. Dr. Murray Hawkins, profes- sor at the University of Alber- ta, will discuss the marketing of pork. Dr. Hugh Homer, Alberta agriculture minister, will pre sent federal-privlndal agricul ,ure policies Friday while H. D McRory of the Royal Bank o Canada will present a talk on financing on the farm today. Dr. Gordon MacEachern president of the Agricultura Economics Research Counci: will assess all parts of the feec industry with Ogden Confe presenting an in depth look a :he industry. Representafives of feed manufacturers from Lethbridg and southern Alberta will be attending the three-day func tiou. LETHBRIDGE BOOM Building permits Issued b the city between 1961 and 197 nearly tripled in amounts, whil bank debits and retail sales doubled. In 1971 the value o building permits Issued totallet compared to in 1961. Bank debi soared from in 196 to in 1971. Reta sales also showed an increas from in 1961 to in 1971. In another test, the craft was ile to maintain its stability hen steered sideways into the urrent with as many as three en on the same side of the Very little listing was oted. Construction of the boat's roto-type was completed late ast year and several have al- eady been sold to the federal overnment for use in water urveys, pollution and ecology udies and water resource stu- es. Cost of the basic 18-foot boat tarts at about a deluxe ,odel is available for convertible top and side cur- alns may be purchased as op-. onal equipment. The "jet" conversion kit sells ir about depending on the ze of the motor. The units .ust be imported from Cali- trnia. "Installing the jet unit inllial- requires Eome machine work, ut once installed the outboard Minor injuries in accident motor may be converted back to a conventional prop-drive unit in about 15 eald Mr. Hedrich. Outboard engines to power :he craft range in price from and up, depending on the lorsepower desired. An 18-foot deluxe model boat with 40 horsepower outboard motor, "Jet" unit and trailer would cost about "The boat is specifically de- signed for use on rivers where shallow and rough water Is en- countered. It does not function, nor is it designed to function, as water ski boat. "With the performance capa- bilities of such a boat it is ob- vious a craft of this nature would be more effective than the rescue boat currently em- ployed by the city fire depart- Mr. Hedrieh said. "We would be hsppy to .give the city or any seriously-Inter- ested persons or groups a dem- onstration, he concluded. Two minor injuries and damage resulted when a car driven by Elizabeth Gray, 1811 20th Ave. S., collided with a parked car owned by Alwyn Hayson In front of his house, 957 21st St. S., shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police report Mrs, Gray and a passenger in her car, Kather- yn Gray, were treated in hos- pital for minor injuries-and re- leased following the accident. GENERAL PLAN Building in LeUibrldge is con- trolled by the Municipal Plan- ning Commission, and orderly growth of the city is assured by a General Plan. Voyageurs coming Twenty-one Sudbury stu- dents, ranging from 15 to 17 of age, will arive in Coal- lale July 5 for a week-long visit as part of the Canadian Young Voyageur Program. The Kinsmen and Kinetic clubs of Coaldale are hosting the students from Sudbury, Ont. The County of Lethbridge and the Town of Coaldale are supporting the project with grants. This is the first time Coal- dale and district has played lost to a Young Voyageur stu- dent group. During their stay the students will be billeted in Colloquium appointment Dr B. C. Mclnnis has been appointed to a three year term as co ordinator of collo- quium studies at the University of Lethbridge. The appointment Is effective July I. Dr. Mclnnis has been asist- ant professor of physics since coming to the U of L in 1970. the homes of families whose students attend Kate Andrews High School, Coaidale. Roger Handley, Kinsmen chairman, said the majority of activities planned for the stu- dents will centre around Coal- dale and district. They will include swimming parties, barbecues, picnics, dance, a hayride-and tours to such places as the University of Lcthbridge, Kate Andrews High School, the Stewart Game Farm, the Japanese Gardens, St. Mary's Dam, a 4-H show and Waterton Lakes National Park. Then, on July 20, cs part of the program, 21 young people of Kate Andrews High School will be traveling u Young Voy- ageurs to Welland, Ont. They will be escorted by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Siemko. Their itinerary will include visits to Toronto, Ottawa, Niag- ara Falls and Montreal, a boat ride on Maid of the Mist, tours of Ontario Science Centre, On- tario Place, the Canadian Na- tional Henley Row- ing Course, the Welland Canal, Niagara on the Lake, Fort George, Pioneer Village and Lake Erie. The LETHBRlDGr and DISTRICT EXHIBITION Proudly presents ALL NEW FOR '72 fHCORiemLHlMMAHH ROYAL LIPIZZAN STALLIONS OF AUSTRIA ATROUPE OF EXPERT EUROPEAN RIDERS PERFORMING THE CELEBRATED HOflSE BALLET "AIRS ABOVE THE GROUND" Thursday, June 29th and Friday, June 30th ct 8 p.m. in Iht LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVIUON Advance tickets at Musicland, LeiiTtrt, Marcels and Doug'i Are you absolutely sure, Nurse, lhaf you've given shots before? OFFICE FURNITURE POST OFFICE BOX 938 LETHBKIOGE, ALBERTA Lower level 7lh Street Shopping Moll 316 7lti SI. South Phone (403) 328-7411 President STAN WORBOYS SUMMER SALE! 10.95 Helencn Nylon Cotton Knit Materials Cotton Polyester Knits 3.59 YD 4.98 2.98 YD. 4.69 yd.............................. SUMMER SAIE 7.39 yd.............................. SUMMER SALE Reg. 3.B9 yd.............................. SUMMER SALE ReB. 1.59 yd............................ SUMMER SAIE 3.59 YD. Reg. 4.79 yd............................... SUMMER SALE 3.07 YD. YD. 426 13th ST. NORTH LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-4536 ;