Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, March 11, THE LBTHMIDQE HERALD IS Canteen convenor Mrs. H. G. Houlton at Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. Lethbridge hospital volunteers discover effort is rewarded By CHRIS STEWART Herald Staff Writer Protecting the consumer seems to be a passion with canteen convener Mrs. H. G. Houlton, especially if the customer is a Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital patient. Mrs. Houlton says she's determined to make sure patients don't pay a penny more than is necessary. That's why she purchases from local wholesale houses and -delivers stock to the canteen herself this way she keeps costs down. She says she'll keep her chocolate bar prices at 10 cents as long as she has old stock on hand, even if wholesale prices do go up. "Charging a patient more than a dime for a chocolate bar is both a hardship and an she claims. patients sometimes find it hard to eke out their money. They may come to the canteen with only a dime and finding additional pennies (should the price increase) could be embarrassing." She fears inflation may increase the canteen's prices of digestive biscuits and shortbread (a favorite with patients because of their easy- chewing Spiralling prices have already terminated the regular practice .of selling fresh fruit to patients. Individual apples, oranges and bananas sold for 10 cents apiece but when expenditures outstripped profits it was decided to terminate the service. Mrs. Houlton would hate to see rising costs necessitate further cancellations. Holding prices down Ras been a fight for Mrs. Houlton ever since she assumed the convenorship of the hospital's main-floor canteen more than a year ago. "If we didn't give our time, automobiles and gas, voluntarily, we could never do she said. Operating a canteen successfully calls for business know-how and tact. She oversees a staff of 24 volunteers, who serve the canteen bi-weekly on a rotation basis plus-volunteers from three churches and one sorority. When a volunteer is unable to come, Mrs. Houlton fills in. Her secret? She's an expert in public relations. "Running a canteen successfully is like running a family she says. "There's no room for personality clashes or small talk. Everyone must work together for the good of the project." "The greatest thing about volunteer hospital she said, "is the satisfaction to the volunteer. Mature women, many of them widowed like myself (her husband, the late Harold "Steve" Houlton, past hospital board chairman, died in 1971) have so much to give in time and interest and receive such worthwhile rewards in. .return. No one need complain of loneliness today with volunteer service waiting to be done." "There are patients who need visitors, someone to watch .TV with them or people to play a ganie of bridge (she goes to the hospital even on short notice when an additional bridge player is Some patients have been confined to the hospital for years and will never return to normal living. They need friends desperately. Personally I have found hospital work fat more rewarding than I ever envisaged." St. Patrick's C.W.L. WINNERS of Telephone Bridge LADIES'HIGH: FrmcM PariMl LADIES' LOW: M. JOM> MEN'S HIGH: MEN'S LOW: Bob Atwood HIDDEN SCORE: Mrs. McDomwl Edmonton university women 'work amid fear' EDMONTON (CP) Women employed at the University of Alberta are reluctant to discuss their positions because of possible recrimination, the university senate was told last week. The committee reviewing the status of women on campus, in a report to the senate, said there is a "pervading atmosphere of fear and extreme nervousness looking over the shoulder." The committee said the result is reluctance with many women worried about the confidentiality of interviews. The committee said preliminary evidence indicated there is discrimination but it is uncertain whether it is on the basis of sex. "It might be due to a confusion of rules and regulations or the fact the women are employed part time." the committee said. The senate also approved the formation of a standing committee to assist in determining public opinion on' academic planning. Then the senate immediately referred to the liaison committee a request from the Indian Association of Alberta to establish on campus an Indian education centre to serve native people. Another committee was formed to study the function of the university's, extension department, adopting a recommendation that the department's library be expanded to a province-wide basis financed by the Alberta povprnmpnt 'Smoking' babies develop slower This Week's Cutex Sizes Regular and Lemon K70 Hai1S9c DW EDMONTON (CP) New born babies of smoking mothers are several ounces lighter, have a 30-per-cent higher mortality rate and a slightly greater chance of suffering from congenital heart disease than those of non smoking mothers, an English doctor said this week. Dr. Neville Butler, who directed a study of the development of 17.000 babies born during one week in Britain, said the children of smoking mothers developed slower in their first 11 years, SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) in March LITTLE JOHN DISCOUNT 326-6th Streets. We reserve Ihe right )o limit quantities McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH wM be holding Annual Flea Market and Rummage Sale in tht Church Hall Sittrtay, March i.n. till 2 M- Coffee and Donuts available. Calendar of local happenings Southminster UCW units will meet Wednesday as follows: Ellen Uenoon 3 p.m. at the home of Mrs. W. Myers, 1236 5th Ave. A S.; Grace Marshall p.m. at the home of Mrs. G. L. Dafoe, 1122 17th St. A Alma p.m. in the church lounge; and Susan Galbraith p.m. at the home of Miss K. Mann, 1507 24th St. S. The Alberta Home Economics Association will meet at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Cathie Thrall, 610 28th St. A S. Guest speaker will be Mrs. Gail Clarke of Calgary. The regular meeting of Maple Leaf Chapter 7, OES, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Masonic Hall. Preceptor Eta, Beta Sigma Phi, will meet at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Barbara Thornhill, 1107 10th St. S. 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