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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 1ft THI lETHIKIDGt HHAIO Morth 1971 UNIVERSITY PLAY OPENS TONIGHTRichard Rich as ihe Common Man left and Ted Orchard as Thomas Cromwell appear in a scene from A Man For All the Robert Bolt drama which opens its threeday public run tonight at 8 oclock at the Yates Memorial Performed by the University of Lethridge Players and featuring Wynstan Jones in the lead role of Sir Thomas the play is the first drama for the university group and its third annual A Man For All directed by Brian runs through at 8 each Tickets will be available at the Yates box No access to early blaze Arena fire said beyond extinguishers Once ihe Lethbridge Arena the fire with a fire hose the t He said it was his knowledge j the building was not in public fire had stalled it was doubtful it could been eMingmshed with a hand fire Doug Lethbudge fire said It would have taken a lot of water and the amounts provided by a fire to extinguish the To extinguish a five with a hand fire the heart of the blaze must be he This could have not been done because of the location of whole area could have been drowned and the fire might have been put said Students selected Eight University of Leth bridge students have been chos en as candidates for four com petitive positions on the CTV television s h o University March Linda Dan Don Robert Phillip Howard David Iwaasa and Aiden But terfield will work as an eight member team along with sev eral faculty members during the next week in preparation for the The final four competitors will be selected from the group by a faculty committtee and Gordon U of L co ordinator of student Safety council to rejoin Alberta group The Leihbridge and District Safety Council voted Thursday to rejoin the Alberta Safety I As a member of the Alberta Safety the Lethbridge Council will take part in the three major programs of the parent body defensive pedal and babysitting The local organizations will still be free to continue its own programs within the city and an extinguisher had been sent but the outward flow of people kept the person bring ing it from reaching the It probably wouldnt have ex tinguished it Kometz said there were eight fire extinguishers in the building and they were check ed by the extinguisher com j pany once a month and re charged once To my knowledge they were all in working order at the time of the It is understood a tamper ing problem had previously existed with the extinguishers and they had to be placed in a position to alleviate the tamper ing which occurred during events in the As a result of the cold in the arena extinguishers could not be left in fixed While Hospital board defers decision on extending new patient care The board of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital has decided to continue the existing sys tem of patient care on the sur gical service but has deferred until May 1 a decision on wheth er to implement the system on the medical The known as Pro gressive Patient Care Nurs ing Unit Assignment is designed to provide patients with a greater amount of nursing care and to more fully utilize the skills of the nursing Under the patients are located in units accord ing to the care they There are four types of units minimal average above average and in tensive Each unit is self sufficient with a registered nurse hi charge provided with ample service A desk with a well for pa tients records and a mobile medications supply cabinet is located in each in the im mediate area of the The greater the degree of care the fewer the num ber of patients in each Thus minimal and average care units would have more patients than would above average or intensive care In the year that has been in effect on the sur gical the number of admissions has increased by the number of patient days increased by 249 and the average length of stay has de creased over the com parable period prior to institut ing Absences in shifts due to staff vacations and statutory holidajs during a four month period proved more costly on surgery be cause relief staff had to be hired under the PCC NUA In an 38 of the surgical service staff said they wished to see PCC NUA continued on three preferred the former system be reinstated and four were not Chambers health committee approves services policy The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce health committee Wednesday night approved in principle the 1970 Alberta and Canada Chamber policy state ments on health LDS club plans day for students The LDS University of and Lethbridge College will be Lethbridge Community holding a Red Letter Day Sat The day is planned to pro vide Grade 12 students with a firsthand look at both campus es and the social program of the LDS Registration for the day will start at p in the gym nasium of the The day in cludes a smorgasbord Red Letter Day is an annual event at the LDS of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat terday Grade 12 stu dents from southern centre potential or university students Alberta college arc ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction PHONE 3282702 3273610 Committee chairman is Ten members of the commit tee met hi the Michaels General Hospital board room to discuss health services and how to present recommendations which would be applicable for formation into policy on the Alberta chamber All recommendations from the committee must be passed by the local chamber council before being passed to the Al berta chamber annual meeting in Banff this All Alberta policy will be presented to the provincial cabinet next Septem Four main recommendations are Efficiency of hospital The committee felt government should explore feasibility of establishing residences under private or government sponsor ship whereby patients requiring hospital attention but not re quiring 24hour supervision could be maintained in the residence for the duration of their It was felt this could be accomplished at a far less cost per bed than care in an active treatment Consideration be given to establishing a minimum hospi tal fee to be paid by the patient regardless of medical plan The committee i felt this might deter the use of 1 hosoital beds by persons not really requiring This plan would not denv hosnital facilities of a hospital for those requiring emergency care or for the care of indigent Strong representation to for apartments Two building each for were taken out at city hall Tuesday for two 32 suite apartment blocks on Ashtne minister of health hy the grove in east Lethbridge in co The two apartments arc the oncration with second half of a planned 128 i suite project by B and H Homes of Tno containing 64 11 south Alberta to orovide for a planning authority in the near future for at least a new nsy chiatric unit at the Lethbridge were started last fall and have Municipal Hospital to serve all been MILLMEN IOCAL 2998 OF THE UNITED CARPENTERS and JOINERS of AMERICA are celebraling their lOih ANNIVERSARY MARCH 19th LETHBRIDGE LABOR CLUB We cordially mvitf charter member of Local 2998 and special guests to be present at this banquet and dance to follow Music supplied by THE WESTERNERS Fraternally youri THE EXECUTIVE OF IOCAI 2998 southern Alberta The principles nf the Blair Report on mental health in Al berin be implemented as soon as possible sure which system they pre The medical nursing after spending one day observ ing the PCC NUA operation on expressed concern in four main areas about in stituting the system on the medical They were concerned about the reduction in opportunities to socialize with co workers were con cerned about the longer period of assignment to a particular group of patients were con cerned about the lack of full support of the system by some of the physicians and were concerned how the larger vol ume of medications would be accommodated to the mobile unit Under patients are transferred between units ac cording to the degree of nurs ing care they On the surgical service transfers rang ed from to five daily in a three month On transfers ranged from to three Medi cal transfers were for reasons of preferred to place patients in more suit able locations for or to free a bed or beds for admis sion of a member or members of the opposite With the high occupancy rate at transfers are often required to provide a bed or beds for the opposite For if there is a woman patient in each of two semi private and two men are admitted to the women would be moved into one room and the men into the Concern has been expressed over the number of transfers associated with PPC but as the figures they are not many more than under the pre sent system and the patient is assured of the nursing care re Transfers on surgery arc I made for progress or regress j in need for a patients request for different postponement or rescheduling of surgery ami for medical The board is to consider the recommendations and advice of the medical staff before de ciding on whether to implement j the PPC NUA system on the medical Surgery patiercts wbo an swered hospital questionnaires indicated they pleased with the cate provided Rock shoiv in Calgary A reck and gem spon sored by the Calgary Rock and Lapidary will be held in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary April from 11 to 9 The show will include demon strations of the various aspects of lapidary work and other hob including glass etching and ERNiE LAWSON Was recently named campaign chairman for 1971 for the United The 1970 campaign showed an increase of over the previous year but still fell some short of its County to run own buses The County of Lethbridge schools committee plans to start operating its own school instead of contracting its busing operations out to pri vate Six buses will be purchased by the county to carry students to and from the Noble Central school starting in September in a pilot and other schools may be added U the experiment is Harry Watson of Picture was the successful ten derer for the six at All costs will be compared for county and private opera tion of the school bus In other county superintendent of was directed to pre pare a statement of need for the department of education concerning additions to the Coalburst High School and to the Dorothy Dalgliesh Elemen tary School in Picture The county schools commit tee views the additions neces sary to accommodate in creased student enrolments and new A swimming instruction pro gram has also been authorized by the which will give all Grade 4 students in the county a basic 10hour using facilities in Pic ture Butte and ASSOCIATION FORMED The Canadian Bowling Asso ciation was formed in use they were stored away from the said Bill superintendent of the parks and recreation Police plan cleanup campaign Lethbridge launching a city police are spring cleanup campaign in business and resi dential During the campaign police will be paying special attention to certain infractions of city bylaws and the Highway Traf fic A cleanup of vehicles parked in lanes or on city streets for more than 72 hours is planned They will be towed away and stored at a local garage at the owners Other things which will get particular notice and required action are impronerly parked trailers and cars park ing within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or intersection dam aged and duty street signs and improper street signing loca tion of fire hydrants where parking stalls are located with in 15 feet for possible elimina tion of the parking All other infractions of city bylaws and the Highway Traf fic such as parking too close to a will be dealt Antipollution measure taken at university With the dawning of the Age of reads a no tice in the University of Leth bridge memo to staff and we plan to re duce our load of contaminants to the environment where pos The first U of L action in this direction starts when styrofoam cups will no longer be supplied for coffee in the various campus lounge Regular staff personnel will supply their own glass or plas tic reusable and others will be made available for The styrofoam cups are not banned they just wont be A university official other antipollutionings will be implemented on the campus as soon as KKED HOLBERTON Honorary DD for Holberton Fred Holberton of formerly of Le will se granted an honorary Doc tor of Divinity degree at the spring convocation of Stephens College in Edmon Prior to 1959 when he enter ed fulltime service in The United Church of Holberton was in business in In 196970 Holberton was president of Albsrta Confer ence of the United He was the first lay president of any conference in the Camp session for scouters A training session in camp and outdoor programs for cub scout and brownie leaders will be held Saturday in McKUlop United Registration starts at and there is a fee of 25 Those attending are ask ed to bring a pencil and campfire The session will cover many aspects of camping and out door More city news on page 11 TAPE SALE C QC MUSICLAND 13lh and 3rd SAVE TOP 60 ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS AVE A MUFFUR FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTE UFFLER INSTAULATIOrJB Phone 3288134 509 6lh Avenuo Soulh Attention Legionnaires GENERAL STEWART BRANCH 4 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION SUPPER AND GENERAL MEETING March 23rd MEMORIAL HALL This is members night and all members are requested to bring a prospec tive member along to the supper and The cost of me supper is per There will be two guest speakers who will talk on very interesting and dif ferent We are sure they will hold your It is quite a number of years since the branch had a gettogether of this nature and we hope you will take this opportunity to attend this supper meeting and participate in the affairs of the branch and at the same time show our guests how the Legion conducts its You can be assured of a most sincere welcome and an interesting and in structive meeting and We will look forward to seeing you anayour guests at the Dont forget to mark your calendar for this most important Please inform the Legion Office at 3276644 of your intention to This nformation is important for catering MARCH 23 MARCH 23 MARCH 23 ;