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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Hospital regional laundry means some workers will lose jobs By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Some unemployment may result from the opening of the regional hospital laundry at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital but hospital administrators say most laundry workers will be given other jobs The regional laundry to provide central laundry service tor 10 hospitals and nursing homes in the South will make laundry facilities in most of them redundant And laundry staff will become redundant along with the facilities At most hospitals staff will be transferred to other duties or given first chance at new but some will be laid off. Of the 10 only five are unionized Lethbridge Municipal Lethbridge Auxiliary Southland Nursing Home in St Vincent's Hospital in Pmcher Creek and Crowsnest Pass General Hospital in Blairmore The easy way Frank Vande 2214 15th Ave. S. Pincher Creek adds 2 to recreation staff PINCHER CREEK Two new staff members have been added to the recreation board to assist Certified Danlil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BIN. Lower Level PHONE 327-2122 BISSELL CUSTOM GEMINI CARPET SWEEPER 2 position lever adjusts brushes to any floor or carpet surface twin brushes with angle bristles flick even tiny grains of dirt into dustpans Empties at the touch of a button Reg. 21.95 Special 17 Call Houaewares 327-5767 in programming summer recreational activities. They are Margie assistant recreation director and Summer Games recreation and Pat pool manager. Miss Mitchell is a fourth- year student at the University of Alberta working towards bachelor of arts degree in recreation administration. Miss Griffith is a graduate of recreation at the Lethbridge Community College She hopes to launch a synchronized swim club this summer Another newcomer to Pincher Creek and district is Karen the new district home economist for the Pincher Creek and 'Pass areas GUARANTIED SERVICE To end moet other mekei of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 to Serve You ANGLO STIMBO A PHOTO SMVICI DIPT. 419 5th Street South Phone 321-0575 SAFETY GLASS STORE FRONTS RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENT ADVANCE Glass Aluminum Co. A of ADVANCE 231-12th St.'B'North The other facilities are St. Michael's General Hospital in Magrath Municipal Raymond Municipal Picture Butte Municipal Hospital and Little Bow Municipal Hospital in Carmangary. Andy administrator for the LMH which also covers Lethbridge Auxiliary and the Southland Nursing says only one job will disappear in the three institutions A seamstress was employed at the auxiliary he but under the new system repairs to torn clothing and bedding will not be made by sewing. An automatic machine at the regional laundry will apply heat patches instead. there may be a slight increase in the LMH laundry staff when the regional laundry is fully he says. Southland and the auxiliary have no he having previously sent their cleaning to St. Michael's. Mr. Andreachuk says the Canadian Union of Public bargaining agent for the hospital has raised no complaints. Nap business manager for CUPE in says his members' employment has not been greatly because of the integration in other jobs. Sister administrator of St says 21 persons are employed in the laundry there. Perhaps one or two might be needed at but there are no openings at St. she says. The hospital's laundry workers will have first opportunity at job openings in the future One worker has got a job in another part of the and four or five have already left for other jobs. But U full- time workers and one part- time will be laid says Sister Clarissa Gerald administrator of Magrath Municipal said the Grow it yourself rototiller sales soar this spring By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer High food costs are a problem for everyone and more Lethbridge residents each spring are attempting to get around the dilemma by digging up their back yards and growing their own vegetables Each year vegetable seed sales have increased as food prices climb but sales in at least two Lethbridge department stores have doubled this year One department store manager said the most popular seeds this spring seem to be potatoes and tomatoes. it's not just seed sales that are up We have substantial increases in sales of shovels and a variety of hand he said. residents are going so far as to purchase their own rototiller and sales in this area have also doubled from last the manager said. One department store is low on five-horsepower rototillers and has no horsepower and another store reports it is sold out of both. But not everyone can afford to buy their own so some residents are hiring people to turn the soil while others are renting machines from local firms. Some custom rototiller operators claim they receive 15 to 20 calls a week A Lethbridge rental firm reports a substantial increase in rototiller rentals as well as other garden tools daily we get calls to turn someone's lawn into a garden patch. There has been quite an increase in people digging out their lawns to grow the manager of the rental firm said He said requests to till lawns and hard ground started last fall and have continued again this spring. Many residents are old hands at growing their own vegetables Mrs Joe 1740 15 Ave. South has had her backyeard producing vegetables for four years. She said she saves a substantial amount of money by growing her own vegetables but could save more if she had more space couldn't really say how much I've saved because it's been so long since I bought some Mrs Amatto said. In her backyard Mrs Amatto grows green tomatoes and peppers have a 12-foot by 12-foot garden in the but I grow some vegetables along the side of the house and fence and some in with the she said Mrs Amatto know whether local seed prices have increased because she doesn't buy her seeds here isn't the variety I want so I send to Ontario for my she said She said the price of the Ontario seeds haven't increased there are fewer seeds per package this year The vegetables she doesn't use right away are either canned or frozen to be used during the winter. still have some canned vegetables left from last year There is just no comparison to store- bought whether they are canned or she said. what makes it worthwhile CITY WOMAN Air division upholds WINS m SCHOLARSHIP reputation of Mounties A Lethbridge woman is one of 12 students in Canada to receive a postgraduate scholarship in science librananship and documentation from the National Research Council of Canada C G Harvey received the to pursue postgraduate courses leading to a degree in the field of science librananship Under the terms of the scholarship Miss Harvey will also have to engage in a four- month practical training period at the National Science Library in Ottawa The objective of the practical training period is to provide the scholars with an opportunity to become familiar with the operation of a library prior to undertaking graduate studies Seat belt campaign The Alberta Safety in co-operation with communities throughout the has launched a province-wide program to persuade Alberta motorists to make greater use of safety belts on city streets as well as highways. The RCMP air division was formed to fight liquor smuggling one of the main reasons the force itself was formed 101 years says an Edmonton-based member of the unit. S Sgt Bill Stewart says the air division was formed in 1937 to fight rum running on the East and most of its activities are still in the area of routine police work Transporting prisoners and police personnel on duty is its main he says The air division also conducts searches for lost hunters and and joins in the hunt for escaped prisoners. S Sgt Stewart says the transport role does save time and money A prisoner can be flown from Lethbndge to Drumheller in 50 but the time by road would be much longer Northern detachments are also supplied by the flying and they still do some customs work and conduct air searches for illegal he says. Before the RCMP had carried out airborne patrols with the co-operation of the a Mountie flying as observer with an air force plane and pilot The air division was formed that year with four de HaviUand Dragonfly aircraft twin-engined closed-cockpit To Improve Service to our VALUED CUSTOMERS OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. Now has 3 direct Phone lines Airicntaril Division 328-1726 iMlMtriU Diviiiti.......... 328-1164 DMslM................ 328-3357 OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36 St. NORTH LETHBRIDQE biplanes It now has 22 aircraft across including six Twin a Baechcraft Kingair and two Bell helicopters S Sgt Stewart says there are two air detachments in one at Edmonton and one at Peace River The Edmonton detachment has a de Havilland Beaver and a Twin Otter and the Peace River detachment a Turbo- Beaver There are three pilots and two aircraft who are special at Edmonton and two pilots and an engineer at Peace River To join the air a Mountie must have two years' service on the force and a commercial pilot's gamed on his own time at his own expense. Further extensive training is necessary. Within four or five years of joining the air a member must earn the highest civil aviation licence issued in the airline transport pilot's Hamilton RCMP displays at conference An audio-visual display by students of Hamilton Junior High School on the early history of the RCMP will be held during a conference this week on the North West Mounted Police. The display trailer will be set up Sunday at the University of where the four-day conference will be held. The which starts Sunday with delegate is co-sponsored by the U of L and the Historical Society of Alberta says the staff sergeant. The history of the air division includes many examples of the dedication to duty which won the RCMP's reputation There have been many Arctic mercy and an Otter was once landed on ice near the burning wreckage of a downed aircraft to rescue its crew Lost trappers have been found and fleeing suspects captured as the results of co- ordinated air and ground searches The Lethbndge-Fort Macleod Centennial Air Show May 19 will pay tribute to the RCMP. Friendship centre names new officers A new board of directors was elected Thursday night for the Lethbridge Native Friendship Centre Society. Elected as president of the society for the 1974-75 year was Annie who defeated Mike a former executive director of the centre SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS 8180 Intuited Phone FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI 1922 PHONE 327-tttS E. P. C.O.M. FOX LETHBIIIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. HBNITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 St. S. Phone 321-1774 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Hour II we provide complimentary personalized rtead table place cards with each order1 FRM CUSTOMER PARKING employees in his hospital's laundry would be assimilated in other hospital operations. Shirley administrator of Raymond Municipal says there was only one regular employee in the hospital but another employee sometimes helped out. Other work would be found for the he said. Ernie administrator of Crowsnest Pass General says the four laundry employees there would be assimilated very fortunate we've just had an expansion so we will be able to use all our he said Oliver administrator of St. Vincent's Hospital says the three laundry workers there will be assimilated. Other openings had been filled on a temporary basis for several and the people who filled them had been told they were hired on a temporary he says. The laundry workers will have some of these jobs It's last with a he says. But St Vincent's is in the middle of expansion and the displaced temporary employees will probably be re-hired later if they are still he says Doreen administrator of Little Bow Municipal says laundry had been sent out for the past two ever since the one-employee laundry staff retired Sending the laundry out to LMH is or the same she says The administrator of Picture Butte Municipal Hospital was not available for comment Kalispell planning Canadian Days The chamber of commerce in will hold its annual Canadian Days celebration May 17-20 to draw Canadian tourists to the area. Sherman a Kalispell chamber visited Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce this week as part of a tour of Alberta and British Columbia to promote the celebrations and to build Canadian tourist traffic to Flathead near Kalispell. The Canadian Days celebration includes a free cocktail hour a free picnic on Sunday and prize drawings on Monday. Patrollers win Ottawa trip Two Grade 6 students from Lethbridge and Coaldale were chosen today to represent the city and Southern Alberta at the 20th annual national school safety patrol jamboree in Ottawa May 24-25 Greg a student at Westminster was presented an award for patrolman of the year for Lethbridge at the annual school safety patrol rally this morning at the Paramount Theatre Karm a student at John Davidson was named patroller of the year for rural area of Southern Alberta. The two youths will join 12 other patrollers from all over Alberta and fly to Ottawa May 23 The students were chosen to represent Lethbridge and Southern Alberta from essays written on the responsibilities of a good school safety patrol Greg said in his your duties faithfully Never fool around on school patrol because it is not a place for horse-play is important to take notice and remember license numbers in case of a hit and run or any violators that disobey Immediately report it to your supervisor not get behind in your school work It is best to be caught up or a little so that the time spent on patrol will not show on your school work Karin Richter wrote stand erect with my stop sign in I look neat and wear my bright orange patrol belt proudly must and be alert at all for the sake of other children that are crossing the street Should a car disobey my stop-sign it is my duty to report it to my superior Other awards presented at the rally went to Emmanuel Christian School for having the best patrol of the year and Fleetwood-Bawden School for the most improved school of the year The school safety patrol award for May was presented to Assumption School ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg 222 5th St S Phone 328-4095 Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Centre of the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS Dinner for 4 Pineapple Chicken Deep Fried Shrimp Chicken Chow Meln Chicken Fried Rice Sweet Sour Pork Spareribs' Steamed Rice Seed A Soy Sauce delivered to your door or in our Dining Room OPEN EVERY SUNDAY 11 a.m. 9 p.m. rhOM The 327-0240 LOTUS Across From The CPR Depot ;