Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Blooming-time control aids rose show exhibitor By CHARLES BAUER Lethbridgfe Horticultural Society While awaiting the return of the growing season, rosarians enthusiastically pore through catalogues received from nurseries, carefully studying the descriptive material and illustrations of the many varieties. A choice is made, an order form filled out. The varieties have all the required qualities to mate the purchaser feel be could be the envy of the summer show. Many factors can cause the best blooms to mature before or after the August show date, to the disappointment of one bent on displaying the choice variety from his rose garden. However, if one is fascinated by experimenting, timing the plants to produce at a given date, if successful, could mean top blooms when wanted. Most plants flower 38 to 45 days from a fixed leaf bud - that is, a bud not enlarged or growing. In the 38-day class could be Fragrant Cloud, and, at 45 days, Peace. Most others flower in between this period. An exception could be made for the many-petaUed cultivars and slow-repeats. Isobel de Ortiz could be timed for 53 to 55 days. Mark off a calendar starting 55 days before the date of your local show. The variety falls into the time category. If it is a vigorous plant and has a cane or two with half-inch diameters or more at the base, cut it back to a perfect five-section leaf. The preceding reference to size of canes and vigor of plants should be carefully followed. This may be a heart-breaking experience as in most cases buds may have formed. It takes approximately three weeks to flower from the time buds show, so those formed at the period given are too far advanced for showing in August. After one or two canes are cut back the gardener gets bolder Extra land purchased for apartment A spokesman for Magnus Motels Ltd. of Lethbridge says the company has been able to negotiate the purchase of an extra four - foot strip of land needed for an apartment development at 1415 20th St. N. A delegation from Magnus and Hika Engineering Ltd., who did the design work, had requested the Municipal Planning Commission relax the density standards so the size of the suites in the 23 - unit block could be enlarged. The commission suggested a better approach would be to enlarge the site. Construction is expected to . get under way in the next few weeks. and the task becomes easier. This method could provide top specimen blooms. Experiment with a half-dozen cultivators or so this year. Learn how the different varieties perform. Fertilize two or three weeks before show date and water heavily when the surface of the rose bed dries during the hot weather. If you have mastered the storing technique, you could advance the dates by several days to ensure a larger supply of blooms. Last year I was successful with 24 out of 28 cutbacks. They were beautiful exhibition specimens. Perhaps it was sheer luck. But gambling can be fun when success is yours! CMHA active here st 15 rears By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer After 15 years of work in trying to obtain psychiatric services for southern Alberta, Lethbridge is begin n i n g to make some progress, the annual meeting of the Southern Alberta Region Canadian Mental Health Association was told Wednesday. Terry Bland, third vice-president of CMHA, chronologically outlined the events and frustrations, the promises and broken promises by the province, pertaining to psychiatric facilities for southern Alberta. In 1963 physicians in Lethbridge, recognizing the need for psychiatric beds in the community, submitted recommendations to the board of St. Michael's General Hospital to incorporate a 10 - bed psychiatric unit at the time of construction of a new services wing. The board accepted the recommendations but the health minister turned thumbs down saying the facility would be inadequate for the needs of the community and district. In September, 1964 southern Alberta hospitals endorsed a resolution by St. Michael's and Lethbridge Municipal Hospital which was forwarded to the Alberta Hospital Association to be incorporated in its brief to the provincial cabinet. The resolution said the hospitals support Lethbridge in' a bid for the establishment of psychiatric services in a general hospital in the city. In the fall of 1964, after a meeting with interested citizens, the health minister agreed to send three senior officials from the division of mental health to inspect existing city facilities and to make specific recommendaitons on the establishment of a psychiatric unit in the city. In January, 1965, the three officials met the same group of citizens at LMH and were unanimous in recognizing the urgency in establishing the unit, but had reservations regarding the availability of qualified personnel, a problem which is now rectified. That same month the LMH board submitted a resolution to the minister saying it favored establishment of a psychiatric unit in southern Alberta and HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Ave. S, Lothbrirfgo THURSDAY, MARCH 18th SALE STARTS 6:30 P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Fleetwood 16" portable TV; Bronze Philco 2-door fridge; Nice small dinette table and 2 swivel chairs; 2-good 39" box springs and mattresses; Desk; Philco portable TV; Moffat 30" electric range; Good selection wringer washing machines; G.E. portable TV; Old wooden tub washing machine; Counter top range; IHC, Philco and Frigidaire fridges; Nice brown swivel rocker; 8' wood fishing boat; Small chest of drawers; Workbench with drawers; Gas engine; 4-cnrome chairs; Gas heater; Lounge and chair; Selection of gas and electric ranges; Barbecue; 5-bicycles; Power lawn mowers; 2-mahogany doors; windows; Chesterfields and chairs; 3-trunks; Continental and Nofge automatic washers. Beautiful coffee table; Floor lamp; Compressor and motor; 2-floor polishers; Arm chair (wicker; Chain saw; Ex. cord; Radios; Electric blanket; Table lamp; Dishes; Vacuum cleaner; Curtains; Good 135 gal gas tank; Hostess rocker; Belt pulley; Budgie bird and cage; Electric lawn mower. SPECIALS: 1965-Pontiac 4-door Hardtop 1962-Ford Fairlriie 4-door Sedan 1959 Monarch 4-door sedan 1959-Studcbakcr 4-door Honda 90 Motorbike 4 Wheel Wagon 2-Yr.-01d Brown Female Spider Monkey For Further Information Contact: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Avo. S. tethbridgo AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY Lie. No. 41 KEITH ERDMANN lie. No. 4S8 J that the LMH would be able to provide two floors in a new wing on the hospital. In May, 1965, in an interview with the press, the health min ister said a 50 to 80 - bed unit would meet the psychiatric needs of southern Alberta and that it would be an addition to the LMH facilities. In 1966 the Lethbridge Cham ber of Commerce submitted a brief to the provincial cabinet requesting that plans proceed immediately to provide a 50 to 80 * bed psychiatric wing at LMH to serve the 120,000 persons in southwestern Alberta. "Accept as a valid reality that essential health care can not and should not be based on a regionalized priority system, the brief said. "It does not seem reasonable that south Albertans should wait until Calgary needs are completely met in this sphere of health care any more than they should have to wait for essential health care in any other sphere." In October, 1966, Health Minister Dr. J. Donovan Ross in dicated to LMH board members that the proposed facility would be on the LMH grounds, be admitted by the Mental Services Division of government, and that all local physicians would be permitted to treat their own patients in the new facility. In June, 1967 the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce health committee, representat i v e s from St. Michael's, LMH, councils of various munidpalit i e s, local members of the legisla ture, sent the following resolution to the health minister: "That this meeting welcomes the establishment by the department of health of the psychiatric unit, including facilities for acute and chronic care, day clinics, child guidance clinics on the grounds of the LMH, and strongly urge that the acute psychiatric care facilities-be completely integrated with the LMH, and the other facilities be attached to the LMH." In August, 1967 a provincial architect and engineer studied the facilities and reported to the health minister. In February, 1968, in reply to a letter from LMH, the minister of health said he could not confirm the mental health centre would be on the LMH grounds; that the centre would have 65 to 75 beds for children, adolescents and adults; and that because of the financial situation faced by the province, he could not forecast the completion date of the proposed facility. Soon after, the LMH board took the bull by the horns and set aside eight beds on a medical ward 4or psychiatric patients. The average occupancy has been 13-14 with highs of 23 waiting. Recently the LMH board decided to proceed with the second phase of its plans to provide additional beds by proceeding with an internal restructuring, providing a 21-bed psychiatric facility. No action was forthcoming from the province so the board decided to proceed without approval in the hopes the government would eventually come through with the financing. The government did, to a point. "We await the third stage, that of a completely integrated psychiatric facility to wholly service the needs of southern Alberta," Mr. Bland said. The Lethbridge and Region Mental Health Planning Council has advised the government that planning should be undertaken now for the third stage. GROUPS OF THREE Poison ivy may be identified by the wax-like leaves, found in groups of three, with margins frequently notched. This Week the Spotlight's on capitol furniture's special ... A Manufacturer's Special Showing Of All New 1971 furniture styles Styled by One of Western Canada's Leading Manufacturers! - ^ Here's a wonderful opportunity for homemakers to obtain original custom built exclusive furniture for the home at no additional cost. You can select furniture as shown during the show or mix and match materials, colors, etc. from the many, many all new for 71 bolts of material available to meet your own indivdual decorator tastes. 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