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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL PRESENTS FREE TKAVEl DISPLAY SCENIC MOVIES ON BRITAIN AND EUROPE Saturday 20th 32S3201 or West End The Lethkidge Herald SECOND SECTION March PAGES 9 TO Its a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE S FAVORIlk tdai fried Special Prices on Bulk Orderj ERICKSENS 2021 3rd 3288161 1705 Drive TUNNEL OF it definitely does not look like the tunnel of It might be a new coal or per haps Walt Disneys seven dwarfs have undertaken a new its a tunnel to connect one sanitary sewer to It will cut through Berrys in the coulees west of 10th and Scenic Some 530 feet long ond about 96 teet it will elimi nate a sanitary sewer outfall near the top of the coulee which had considerable erosion over the When the tunnel and the pipeline that goes inside it are the runoff water will be carried to the river bottom through the Taxpayers face tab for deficit in auxiliary hospital operation By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Taxpayers in the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital and Nurs ing Home District may be req uisitioned for onethird to one half a nail this year to pay for the Auxiliary Hospitals an ticipated The district board Monday night authorized the adminis trator to request permission from the minister of health to make the requisition on the 16 contributing the municipalities in The hospital this year is bud geting for a Es timated expenditures of 000 and income of re sult in Hie This compares with expen ditures of last year and income of for a Estimates of last years which the contrib uting municipalities may also be asked to pick ranges be tween and The tual deficit wll not be known for last year until the health department makes some rul As the equalized assessment of the contributing municipali ties is not known either at this CLIFF Certified Denial Mechanic IBLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL PHONE 3272822 it is expected the req uisition will fall between one third and onehalf a The Lethbridge Municipal Hospital scheduled to hold a budgetrequisition meet ing previously esti mated its requisitions as high as The Auxiliary Hospital req uisition could run as high as depending on health de partment Major increase in Auxiliary Hospital expenditures this year is which are es timated to be up for a total cost of Other ex penses are up for a to tal cost of A possible change in staff being investi gated could raise salaries another The exact sal ary figure will not be known until union negotiations are In other business the board wrote off bad debts totalling more than Majority of the 24 bad accounts were those of deceased persons who left no Other bad accounts wsre left by patients who could not be or by the fam ilies of former patients who re fused to One former bad account in the amount of S500 is being paid by a son of the deceased A problem of lack of hot wa ter in the hospital was tabled until the next meeting at which time it is expected a detailed estimate of the cost to correct We can Accomodate 15 or 300 In Our Beautiful Private Banquet Halls THE SCARLET THE GALT THE MAGRATH WE ALSO OFFER SEMIPRIVATE SECTIONS In the beautiful Wesfwinds Dining Lounge Ideal for family celebrations Lets Talk If Over Phone 3287756 BOUQUETS To ihe John Ambulance The City Parks and Recreation end lethbridge Sugar King of ficials who did such a great job during tlie recent Loth bridge Arena BRICKBATS To the hundreds of smokers who polluted the air and caused discomfort to fellow spectators at the hockey game at Taber last Saturday the problem may be the hospital was built the province cut down the size of the hot water generating The hospital now has two units of 800 and 600 gallons It has been recommended that another 800 gallons unit is required at a cost of to One day recently there was not enough hot water to give patients thsir A gover nor on the water going to the physiotherapy department rec tified the problem but created another for the physiotherapy department Instead of having fresh hot water for a special unit in the department for each patient receiving treatment the unit is filled only twice a day and a disinfectant solution is used between According to present estt the new hot water tank would eliminate the smal plant A special meeting of the hos pital board is to be held March 31 to review tenders for the proposed 150bed nursing home for North Consid erable time was spent by the boaro1 Monday to no going over possible names for the new Taylor outlines position Arena help possible EDMONTON The responi sibility for building a new arena to replace the one that nrrned down rests with local municipal spokesmen or the provincial cabinet said Fire cause suggested Lethbridge fire department ispcclor Doug Kometz has uggested a possible cause of Jie fire which destroyed the Lethbridge Arena He raid a burning cigaret te or even a match may have even dropped between the cracks in the bleachers and landed on the roof of the first aid room beneath the bleachers in the southeast corner of the The fire could have resulted when the cigarette or match ignited paper either in the crack or on the roof of the first aid Insurance counsel City council Monday author ized the city manager to select insurance counsel to provide legal assistance in connection with Fridays Lethbridge arena ridge could ask for special consid1 Replacement value of the not including equip is given in the insurance policy as Council also commended those who assisted in the order ly evacuation of the including the the public address announcer and rep entatives of the city John Ambulance and the parks and recreation No resolutions were passed concerning what action might be taken regarding a replace ment for the ice City Manager Tom Nutting has out lined four options that are open to the including costshar ing arrangements with the Lethbridge and District Exhibi tion Board and the Lethbridge Community w ho said Highways Minister Coulon riding of Drumhciler where alter Fred who also the burned out arena was replaced his department has no juiisdic youth and recreation portfolios by the city without appealing tion in the romauonal said that while Lethbridge to the prmmcc far specs cabinet has eration from the province to lelp build a new it is ikely that local ratepayers will lave to bear the brunt of the In an interview said Lethbridge could get assistance from the provinces facility unless it has al ready spent those are distributed on a oneshot basis every five Under this munici palities receive per capita for the first spent and per capita for each subsequent spent on the capital costs of recreational Although Taylor didnt The same message came received representation from cilv officials regarding the from municipal affairs minisi PCs name Barton st By JOAN BOW1HX litralrt Staff Writer The Alberta Progressne Conservative Party named its C3th candidate Monday have the figures at he j when city businessman Rich suspected that with 1971 the 5th and last year of the most municipalities have al ready spent their share of the A new fiveyear unless there are some unex pected legislative will start in 1972 and Lethbridge could then divert its facility grant towards the building of a nev arena to replace the one destroyed Taylor said the province also provides an annual per head recreational grant to all municipalities which could go towards the construction of recreational he emphasized that the province expects local jur isdictions to operate their rec reational facilities on a busi nesslike which includes having adequate insurance Taylor said that a sim ilar case occurred in his home aid Barton was elected by acclamation as the party can didate for the Lethbndge East The Conservatives need only 10 more candidates to field a full complement of 75 in the next provincial ex lected in the late About 250 persons turned out for the nomination meeting at Ericksens Family and not all of them were there to In attendance were a number of Social Credit party including Johnnie the only announced candidate for the ridings Soc red Federal grant Lethbridge Industries has received a federal incentives grant for expansion of its roller chain sprockets The grant is based on a ca pacity outlay of about and the creation of at least two new Grants delegation has no success A Lethbridge Auxiliary Hos pital delegation to Edmonton met with no success in its bid to correct some inequities in provincial grants to auxiE ary The delegation of hospital auditor and a board tried to get across that grants should be based on patient days the number of patients in a facility multiplied by their length of stay rather than on rated bed The Lethbridge for was paid per rated bed day compared with per rated bed day at an auxiliary hospital of similar size in southern The Lethbndge with a rated bed capacity of 100 and a per cent occu pancy had a much higher occupancy than the other aux therefore had added costs for housekeeping and other s PLUMBING HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 2Ist for New Installations and Alterations Phone 3282106 FREE ESTIMATES When asked why the other with a lower oc cupancy received 27 cents per rated bed day more than the Lethbridge gov ernment officials could give no the hospital board was told Monday A statistical and financial re port for the Lethbridge Auxil iary for 1970 shows the cost of operation per patient per day was with per patient day figures in in cluded provincial payments of coinsurance outpatients cafeteria all other income Expenses salaries patients ervice laundry plant operations and mainten ance houskeeping linen all other expenses There were ICO admissions 129 discharges 29 deaths patient days up 720 over 19691 physio and occupational therapy treatments for in patients and outpatient treatments 81 tons of A the end of December 97 of the 100 beds were Average length of stay per patient was 161 The meals served had dietary costs per meal day Just Like Mom sPEOAlS Prices in effect Friday and Saturday Only White or Brown 8 loaves Rum and Bulter each 69c Banana Loaf 53c Danish Pastry 6 for 49c Cinnamon Knots dozen 57c PLEASE NOTE We are open all day Patricks Day for your shopping conveniencel MARQUIS BAKERY LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL Phone 3274441 including wages of with I board decided to continue as food costs per meal day of 821 it has with patients Total paid hours of all staff was down hours from In other business the board reversed a decision it made last month to put the patients trust fund into a savings account and use the interest earned for general patient The trust fund now is in a current account drawing no The board learned ii was not legal to retain interest from trust The only way it could be done was if all pa tients signed a It was indicated some pa tients and kin were against the savings account idea so the RCMP looking for witness RCMP in Pincher Creek aie requesting that a person or per sons who witnessed a single vehicle accident 21 near contact them as soon as The accident took the life of a 21yearold Diamond City man when the car left the high way and funds going into the surplus current account and earning no inter Administrator deler informed Doug Schin the board of another inequity of the provin cial government which could help cut The Auxiliary ii billed for xrays taken by Leth bridge Municipal Hospital oj Auxiliary hospital patients while the government pays all xray costs at LMH for out It was halfheartedly suggest ed that Auxiliary patients re quiring xrays should be dis charged from the Auxiliary have xrays taken at LMH as then be readmitted to the That way the government would pay for the xrays instead of the Auxiliary The matter may be taken up later with officials in Edmon COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTONS FLOOR COVERING 909 3rd 3275454 Swift plant on test run Construction on the 5 mil lion Swifts Canadian meat packing plant in Leth bridge is and the plant is now killing cattle on a test run prior to the unofficial opening in mid Jim manager of the said an undetermined number of cattle will be put through the plant for the next few weeks as a final test of the The test run will also serve as a training penod for about 60 inexperienced When the plant is in full it will employ about 130 riding The onehour which featured Conservative leader Peter Loughecd as guest also included some political razzamatazz two party young romen directing the crowd to he cloakroom or membership The Conservative meeting was in contrast to the New Democratic Party held earlier which attracted about 40 persons and elected two candidates who have still to decide which rid ings they will making Ms first bid for public is vice president of Time Airways Born in Lethbridge and schooled in Wrentham a n d at the University of Saskatch the 35yearold candidate was for three years farm di rector with CJOCCJLFTV and for six years sales man ager with Oliver Chemical He established Barton Fer tilizer Sales in 1965 and in 1970 sold the company to take up his Cadet news The Navy League Wrenette Corps will parade tonight at aboard ship at 10th and 17th Girls 1318 years w i 11 be welcomed aboard ship if they want to join the present Barton is married has two and RICHRD BARTON Control those SNIFFLES and SNEEZES Stock Up Now on COtff REMEDIES Confac C Cough Syrup Cold Tablets Throat Lozenges Nasal Sprays Nasal Drops Cougfi Candies Chest Rubs NEED A PRESCRIPTION FILLED CALL US McCreadyBaines Pharmacy 614 3rd Phone 327355 FACTORY GRADE WEATHERFLY PLYWOOD ADVANCE LUMBER CORNER 13TH and 2ND PHONE 3M3301 Cf f 7YouR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 19JS ;