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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta l.turdoy, Hay f, 1970 THI LITHIIIDCI HMALD 21 Mental Hospital Probe Urged By Service Corps CALGARY (CP> A group of Alberta Service Corps Volun- teers wants the provincial gov- ernment to investigate condi- tions at the mental hospital In Fonoka. In a brief to Health Minister James Henderson, the volun- teers said lack of funds and s shortage of staff has resulted in adverse conditions at the hos- pital, 65 miles south of Edmon- ton. The volunteers, who worked it the hospital last summer, said the institution had only six doctors and only one was a practising psychiatrist. There was a shortage of about 60 nurs- es. ASPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co, Ltd. PHONE '328-2702 327-3610' The Investigation should de- termine the most effective and deirable treatement programs and Uie personnel required to implement them. The brief criticized the treat ment of patient! who entered Ponoka. Patients were searched arbi trarily and personal belongings were taken away. There was lit- tle privacy in use of toilet facil ities. A patient soon lost his indiv iduality and took on an "assem bly line" appearance because of the uniformity of short hair cuts and near-identical clothing Menial jobs avialable to pa tients seemed of little benefi and leisure activities were lun ited, with opportunities to pur sure cultural, recreational, oc cupational and educational in terests at a minimum. WANTS TAX ON NUDIES MANILA (Reuters) A Phil- ippine congressman has pro- posed a bill calling for a spe- cific tax on m o v i e s featuring nudes or sexy scenes. Repre- sentative Felix Fuentebelia sale the proposed tax was to discour- age the import or manufacture of such films. FOR SALE FULL LINE OF VERSATILI EQUIPMENT 1967 DM8 VERSATILE TRACTOR 1967 MODEL 420 VERSATILE SP COMBINE 1967 15 FT. VERSATILE SWATHER with pick-up reel 1969 68 FT. VERSATILE SPRAYER 1967 28 FT. DEEP TIL CULTIVATOR with harrows 1967 35 FT. VERSATILE AUGER with motor 1967 F500 FORD TRUCK, 16 ft. box and nollt 782-3655 Phone 328-7278 WILL TAKE BARLEY IN TRADE Mr. Motorist Did You Know! Whatever it fakei College gives In the evint of an accident we have courteiy cart available? Far a first clan fob by experienced Contact DEAN MARKER COLLEGE Mercury Sales Ltd. Body Strap 2nd Ave. i. 327.5763 Far 24 Hour Towing Call 321-5344 BUILD YOUR NEW HOME IN BARONS 30 Minutei From Lethbridgt On New Highway Lofs Available Low Rates Friendly People A Excellent Accredited Hoipifal 10 miniule drive Two Churchei School Sporls Focililei Golf, Hunlinfl, Fiihina, Boating, Curling, Skating, Gun club, Snowmobile club. Picnic and Playground FacflfMf f) Shopping Facilltiei Elks Club t) Excellent Water o.OO e month For full information on Available loh and Prieei Contact- SEC.-TREAS., VILLAGE OF BARONS PHONE 757-3633 New Look Needed At Remembrance Day Ceremonies THE HAGUE (CP) Burgo- master Theodorus Westerhout of Wageningen says It's time Holland gave a new look to its remembrance ceremonies and he's trying to do something about it. In Die study of his Wagenin- gen home on General Foulkes Way last evening, the bur- gomaster s u m m a r 1 z e d his points in an interview prompted by this reporter's "puzzlement" over Wageningen's departure from The Netherlands norm. In its observances the night before, the Canadian flag did not occupy the usual place of honor, there was no mention of Canada in either of Wester- hout's two speeches and other points had gone awry, It seemed Important to get tome clarification. Westerhout'5 thesis Is that May, ,1915, must continue to be remembered but in a way in which history is composed of the stepping stones that made the present and the future possi- ble. Westerhout noted that May, 1945, was not an exclusively Ca- nadian operation but an Allied operation in which many coun tries participated. "At Aksel, in Zeeland, where I was burgomaster until a yea ago, there is an annual observ ance attended by Polish repre- sentatives because Aksel was 1 fact liberated by the Polish Corps. "And so I consider it relevan to today's world that the libera Doctors Informed Fears Are False OTTAWA (CP) Dismiss false fears of legal action for giving roadside emergency care at traffic accidents, doctors were told here. "We have never been able to learn of an action brought against a Canadian physician because he stopped to render emergency Dr. F. Norman Brown of the Canadian Medical Protective Association said. "We believe that doctors should fulfil a moral and ethical duty to render whatever help they can under emergency cir- cumstances." He also told the Ontario Medi- cal Association that doctors need to pay more atetntion to protecting the confidential infor- mation they get from their pa- tients, even from inquiring po- licemen. Only In the courtroom at a trial can the doctor be required to give information which his patient has not consented to be released, said Mr. Newcomb" who is active in legal cases in- volving medical aspects. However, Ontario doctors ar obliged to give the name, ad dress and clinical condition oi any patient they know to be suf fering from a condition Ilia may make him a dangerous driver. Prisoner Takes Press Freedom Literally REGINA (CP) -Frank linger, 20, a prisoner at the Regina Correctional Centre, yesterday took freedom- of the pfess literally. He escaped shortly after a group of 12 prisoners toured The Leader-Post. Unger is editor of the jail newspaper. 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