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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta EDMONTON CP Alberta Ombudsman George McClellan handled more complaints than ever before in the year ended In his fourth annual tabled in the McClellan including complaints brought forward from previous the Ombudsmans office concluded 899 cases during the year and still has 100 under Between 1969 and 791 complaints were received the highest number in any and there has been an increase every year since the ofice of Ombudsman was established in Commenting on the fact the Ombudsmans office had concluded 108 cases more than it had received during the McClellan said This is trie first time we have been able to do and if the trend I would hope to shorten tie time elapsed from the receipt of the complaint to the start of the actual the 899 cases concluded during the per cent were justified and McClellan said there has been a of about seven to nine per in the number of justified There had been an increasing number of requests for where there appeared to be a genuine but not in an area coining under the Ombudsmans there was a growing number of requests for requests for help may not be in the as stated m legislation but we can and do so McClellan said a greater public awareness of the services provided by the Ombudsman is and recommended sections of the Ombudsman Act be prominently displayed in correctional mental local municipal police and RCMP cells and places of permanent or temporary detention of juveniles for any The act should be broadened to authorize the Ombudsman or members of his office to on a temporary to his office or elsewhere for study and reproduction if McClellan said many cases are of lengthy duration and require frequent reference to a This could not be done conveniently on the premises of an He said he realizes he has the authority by summcns to compel the production cf a file at a hearing in his but I have never had to exercise this and I would fmd such a procedure most repugnant I do not think it would be in the public except m extreme th become that he Ombudsman has had to take reh action to enforce his authority over an agency or government department that the 1970 session of the hsd approved the bucket for the Ombudsmans including an increase in Mr said the funds voted hava not been paid to the Ombudsman CP a 16monthsold German shepherd has been added to the searchandrescue team hi Jasper National who has completed a 10week training course at RCMP facilities in will see yearround He is trained in and searching for lost and buried persons and During the summer months he will assist in searching for lost people while in winter he will be used whenever searchandrescue operations start in the case of In Ginger once located a button torn from sear jacket and buried in the snow It then was easy for him to find a volunteer the buttons owner who had been buried in four feet of A press release from the federal department of northern development said The training program for search and rescue team well as avalanche work la highly specialized and must not be confused with the training normally gnen to police Animals for lescue work are selected essentially on They must be friendly and gentle and much of their training is focused on these WHITE HOUSE DUET Former president Lyndon Johnson yodels with his in a photograph released by Ladies Home for the Luci Johnson the presidents revealed in a copyrighted article in the cur rent issue that this was one of the presidents great acts during his tenure in the White One is nearly blind Mills Brothers sing of love and sunshine VANCOUVER CP The Mills Brothers sing of sum mer love and sunshine no matter how little of it shows in brother Harrys At 57 the secondoldest of the three brothers who have been singing together for 44 Harry faces blindness and an ailment that could mean an end to his And says older brother could mean an end to the group completed by younger brother The fourth brother of the original group died in Harry has no vision in his right eye and only 30percent effectiveness in his left To complicate he lias been a diabetic for 25 years and a diabetic seizure could harm the remaining During a recent engage ment in a Vancouver night Harry flew down to the Stanford Medical Centre in Palo for his sev enth treatment with laser beams in an effort to stop hemorrhaging behind his left MUST WATCH DIET I get around fine on the stage with all the he later but when I come off and I have to come up stairs to the dressing I just have one hell of a My doctor says it will be five or six months before I get back a good sense of providing the treatments work as Diabetics are slo 7 I have to watch my diet day and I have to get plenty of rest to keep my system in good enough balance so that I can take the laser The treatment is called pho tocoagulation of the blood Intravenous fluids may be banned WASHINGTON AP The Food and Drug Administration is considering emergency re moval of contaminated intrave nous fluids from hospitals after finding its earlier warning has failed to stop a nearepidemic of infections which claimed at least nine The disclosure by FDA offi cials here coincided with an allegation by consumer advo cate Ralph Nader that the fed eral eminent was shockingly irresponsible in not banning the contaminated Abbott Laboiator ies product two weeks ago when the peril was The Associated Press also learned the FDA rejected a pub lic health service plea at the time for a choosing instead a pressrelease warning that has failed to stop the Following a series of emer gency meetings late last the FDA has decided tentatively to remove the products from hospitals and nursing homes if it is certain other manufactur ers can supply substitutes in sufficient officials The in a joint announce ment eight dajs ago with Ihe public health services center of dscase conlrol precau tionary pfeps for using the Ab bolt inlriuiiotis sugar A spokesman for Abbott Labo ratories in Chicago said the firm is continuing to work closely with the FDA and dis control centre and feels that the precautionary procee rlurcs aro the most responsible course action to protect the I healh of patients requiring in travenous SHIPMENTS STOPPED He said all shipments of Ab bott intravenous solutions which might be involved with the infections have been suspended except on an emergency The government had found as many as 52 per cent of bottles contained plastic cap liners con taminated with which under certain circumstances could contaminate Ihe fluid and cause The sugar solution is infused by needle into the veins of sick persons unable to take food and drink by A spokesman for the food and drug directorate in Ottawa said none of the contaminated fluids has been shipped to He said Canadian officials had been working in close touch on the matter with the FDA in the for the last 10 Chinese premier meets Russian MOSCOW Router Chinese Premier Chou Enlai had a meeting Sunday with Soviet Ambassador V a s i 1 i Tosiikov and Deputy Foreign Minister Leonid Tass news agency reported The presence of who heads Ihe Soviet side at the SmoSo let border was seen here as an indication these were vessels with an argon and Harry has had 152 indi vidual vessels cauterized in his left My diabetes ii heredi he but I really started to get sick about threa years ago when I passed out on stage in Las Vegas and came to three days The doctors told me I had suffered a minor heart attack and that I had pneumonia and shingles a virus infection of the nerve The shingles started at the base of my brain and worked its way down my Eventually it hit the optic nerve in my right eye and knocked it WENT ROUND WORLD After h literally around the world looking for I went to Ger to Switzerland and to but I was always re ferred back to the Boston Eye and Ear Thats where the treatments began to save my left Harry quit drinking three years ago and smoking a year ago but taking me off the golf that really I feel As long as I get my eight to 10 hours of sleep a I feel When people ask me how I I always say Im I woke up this Its a thing said in jest but theres a lot of truth to Every morn ing I figure Ive been lucky enough to get one more Things seemed to be going but about four months ago I had a setback that really scared I had to take three months Now its B12 shots and lots of vi tamin I think I can whip this thing because I have the best doctor available and Ive got the Lords hand on my FUTURE CLOUDED He said that if he loses his sight Ill be very un happy about but I think I could reconcile myself to it after there are people in the world with worse prob But to keep singing with the group I dont I wouldnt want people to think of me any differently than they do Maybe if the people could accept it I but I really dont When my father had to hava his leg amputated he couldnt bring himself to go back on It wasnt vani he simply didnt want to be known as a sipgor with a wooden I iiist w ant to te known as a never as a blind The Letttbtidge Herald Third Section March 1971 Pages 3138 Ombudsman spends busiest year OH record 889 cases conclude WHILE QUANTITIES L ON SALE MARCH 24 TURNABOUT Can Be Worn Either Way Acetate double knits are 30 long with long sleeves and self belt Choose from four styles of Fashion prints in Misses OUR REGULAR PRICE Nylon covered cups are Kodel filled Cotton straps are lace covered and Sizes PRINTED SQUARES 27 x 27 size Italian OUR REGULAR PRICE 100 rayon acetate 1M tacl1 scree prints for your head or around your ion teeats New Spring fashions for your hair Barrettes and Buckle Barrettes in many styles and DUR REGULAR PRICES Each PLASTIC KRE3GE SPECIAL PRICC 11 WED THURS SAT A single skipping rope approximately I 7 Comes in I assorted By I Reliable A TELEPHONE INDEX STAND HAIR SPIAY KRESGE SPECIAL PRICE KRESGE PRICE Set Regular Keep those important Hard 10 numbers handv ROCKET REEL SET OUR REGULAR PRICE I 77 Kite complete with 300 feet of 25 test 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