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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J8 _ THF iFTHBRIDGE HCtlAltl Monrfny, May 15, 1972 ST. MICHAEL'S GRADUATION The 17th annual commencemenl of St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing and School of Medical Laboratory Technology was held on Sunday at the Paramount Iheofre. Parents and friends which were followed by n tea held a I Ihe nurses' resi- dence. Guest speaker was Dr. D. F. McPherson, cily pedia- trician. The valedictory address was given by Miss Linda Duby, who was also honored with the profiency in child rfpnrrnl proficiency of the graduaies were on hand to share in the ceremonies, care award. lclcsll Commission expresses concern LINDA DUBY valcdidnrian returnees British abortions for European women The Unitarian Service Com-1 miLlee IIH.S Uikcn swift action j in response to the desperate need for housing for Bangla- returnee's. A home construction project, under the direction (if VSC rep-j regulative Sv-anii Yukliinnmin is gaining momentum ;iml a poofl number of holies are ex- pcctcd to he bin It within the month. II has been confirmed that a Inic.k. purchased with j LrSC funds, is (joins u.'-etf (o transport 20 tons of corrugat- ed iron sheets, also purchased vilh USC funds locally at spe- cially sanctioned Government rates. I Tiv CAROL KENNEDY LONDON Ger- many has provided the largest number of women coming from abroad to seek abortions under Britain's liberal abor- tion bus, says a report pre- pared by the1 National Com- mission of In the nine months between April and Dccemter, j.170, n total of 2.W3 West German women went lo Britain for abortions, says the commis- sion, a countnwidc nssocia- IJGII of 39 vomcn's orpaniza- BINGO RAINBOW HALL sth Ave- N' TUESDAY, MAY Iflfh at 8 p.m. Pint Joikpol in 57 Nos., 2nd Jaikpol 57 Free and 25t per Card, 5 Cards 3 Free Games Door Prize No Children Under 16 Yean Sponsored By A.U.U.C. Associalion tions. Abortion Is Illegal in West Germany. The same period saw abortion-seekers from France and 223 from Canada. In the preceding 12 months from April, 1909, lo March, 1970, (lie figures were West Germans, 624 Frenchwomen end 347 Canadians. From April. 1968, to March, 1959, there were 9G4 from West Germany, 112 from France and 208 from Canada. The commission's report ex- presses concern about the sit- uation of such "aliens" in Ihe private sector of abortion treatment. Persons entering Britain specifically for medi- cal purposes are not eligible for free treatment under the National Health Sen-ice. The report suggests that when private abortion clinics are inspected by the govern- mcni. the care of aliens mer- its particular attention. "There does appear to be some cause for worry about the exploitation of such says Uie report. It adds that this is espe- cially worrying when tlie women come from a country where abortion is banned, thus making it difficult lor the British doctor lo communicate with the patient's own doctor. The National Commission of Women, of which Education I Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher is joint chairman, set up a committee in 1971 to report to a government com- mittee inquiring into the working of Ihe 1907 Abortion Act. This act legalized abortion when carried out by a regis- tered doctor on certain grounds, among them risk of EARLY WEEK PRICES EFFECTIVE MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY MAY 15 to 17, 1972 GOVERNMENT INSPECTED RED OR BLUE BRAND BEEF SWIFT'S No. 1 ALBERTA WHITF GRANULATED CONTADINA CHOICE 78 II. 01. tin PINEAPPL! RAMA BRAND 28 II. 01. lin (equivalent of 5-14-oi. tins) -1" BRAND. 100% PURE VEGETABU Oil 1-lb. parchment pkrj. (or 1 .00 abnormality, thc presence of a physical or psychological threat to Ihe woman's heallli or that o[ hc-r other children. There were abortions under the act in England and Wales in 1970. most of them under the National Health Service, compared with a total of in 1M3. Among the committee's (hidings are a "small but steady drop'' since the pass- ing of the act in the number of cases brought to trial for procuring illegal abortions. In 1965, 15 men and 45 were convicted on this charge, while in 1970 the figures were 22 men and 19 women. While illegal abortions con- tinue and are cheaper than legal private ones, tbe report notes that this decline is con- firmed by the slump in emer- gency admissions to London hospitals alter backslreet abortions. The committee also le- marks on the drop in illegiti- mate b'vc births in 1970 but says it is "premature" to link llus directly with the advent of easier abortions. In 1970 the illegitimate figure was in England and Wales com- pared with in 1967. SOUND WAKN1NG The authors of the report considered tlie unease felt by many over the Atartion Act on moral and other grounds. They concluded: "We do not think Hiat large numbers of. unwanted pregnancies occur merely because there is such legislation as the Abortion Act." However, Uiey added n cau- tionary note: "We would de- precate the idea that abortion is an experience to Iw under- taken lightly. We should like it to he widely known that abortion may carry risks to life and health, and may lead to sterility and difficulties in carrying future pregnancies to term. "We conclude that Ihe Abor- tion Act has proved beneficial in enlightening the public as well as the medical profession on the size of the problem of unwanted pregnancies and in stimulating some careful thinking on the subject." Africa PORT ELIZABETH (-AP) Ann Taggart, of London, is only ]G. In February she landed in South Africa for ;i five month tour of- the coun- try armed with only an address book and a return air fare. So far she has stayed in Cape Town, fiiversdale, Oudf- shoorn and Port Elizabeth and done just about everything from Irving to use n non-while telephone by mistake to fall- ing off an ostrich. Ann's parents visited South Africa five years ago and peo- ple they stayed with invited them to send Ann to stay at their homes. Although young, she has fixed ideas about what she has seen. "Soutli are very; well informed about other countries and things in gener- al and Iliey are not as behind as people would sho said. As an example, she pointed out that South Africans often were told they were backward in clothing fashions. "Just for that reason they are as advanced as anywhere School of nursing honors By .IUDE TUIIIC Herald Staff Writer Three years of hard work was climaxed on Sunday at the annual commencement of SI. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing and the School of Med- ical Laboratory Technology. Guest speaker, Dr. D. F. throughout history, hut "form- alized training goes hack only 100 years lo the lime of Flor- ence Nightingale." Dr. Mcriicrson continu c d, "today in nursing, there are a great many different areas in which yon can exercise your talents and 1 pay tribute lo the 'Jjirls in these jobs." McPherson addressed the] said ,iris mllst graduates and spoke of the j thc ncri. young women as holding L 0, pl.oression., inlo special place" in the minds o[ I are all present. J of imporiant thinps to try lo said Dr. McPhcrson, "is empathy, to be able to comprehend a little bit of liow your patient feels." Dr. McPherson concluded by commenting on Ihe [hree things He said it was "a very real pleasure lo welcome" the girls into the nursing profession, and said they had "now become a part of a great learn." Dr. McPhereon said their "duties and obligations to soc- iety" were, "to promote health." He congratulated the nurses on their choice of a career and briefly outlined the history of the nursing profession. He said nursing is both one of the oldest and one of the newest professions, In that tak- ing of the sick has been done love is... not mentioning her first gray hair. which a nurse should strive to- ward at limes; "cure the distress allevi.--l; tlie patient's distress quickly and comfort the palient al- ways The valedictory address was presented by Miss Linda Duby of Scajidia, Alberta. She spoke of the graduating class, and said thai "three years of building and shaping a had now been final- ized with "our graduation." Miss Duhy expressed thanks lo all those persons who were instrumental in helping the nurses achieve their goals, and mostly to the parents who were being given "your daughter ns a graduate nurse." In closing, Miss Duby wished all of graduates success and hopes for a rewarding career. Highlight of the graduation ceremonies was the awarding of proficiency awards to t h e nurses. Those honored were, Miss Ann Kubik for general nurs- ing proficiency; M r s. Dianne (Smith) Forbes for proficiency in bedside nursing care; Hiss Linda Duby for proficiency in tic nursing care of children; and Miss Jacquebne Ennis for proficiency in medical labora- tory technology. else. They keep trying to be they are.'1 Ann is not nervous about being alone in a foreign coun- try but then she lias travelled' alone before, all over Canada and North America. "Perhaps young people who don't have servants to do tilings for them, like you do here, tend Lo grow up a bil quicker and television helps lo broaden one's perspective at a young she said. South Africa has no TV yet. Ann said she found it diffi- cult to understand South Afri- cans accents, English and Afr- ikaf.r.s. "Thc only Afrikaans T know 'Ek Jic-L yon JJcv' I yoi; and I'm not saying where J learned that." she said. Ann has left for Grahams- town and then goes to Butter- worth in the Transkei African reserve where she will work in a trading post owned by friends of her parents. She is not sure when she will leave South Africa. It will be at least another two months but T am going on a two week safari in Bots- wana she said. and out or [own Council condemns marketing methods CALGAHY (TP) Thc methods of marketing feminine hygiene spray have "tarred all business1 and the ndverliMng and sales professions, says HaroM Buchwald, chairman of the Canadian Consumer Coun- cil. "The highly successful recent promotion of feminine hy- giene spray is a classic ex- ample of marketing short-sight- he told a chamber of commerce meeting here. M. fiuchwald of Winnipeg, licnd of a group of 20 with a government mandate to adviso on consumer interests, said a produel was created for which there had been "virtually no demand and certainly no necessity." "That product was merchan- dised and promoted with the brilliant characlerislics of marketing mid advertising pro- fessions slick and witty ads, catchy product! names, ai- uring packages, and subtle personal iilenliliralinii lechni- Biirs." UP ,ilsn ('.-median au- Uiorjlicr. riin PxpccM" lo follow Mm load nt Ihn U.S. and Hrug Administration last December, which placed hcxachlorophcne nil prescrip- tion and require warning labels on mast lower concentration drug and cosmetic products. lie tolfl commerce delegates that consumers have no mus- cle. There Is a real need for n Ralph Nader organization in Canada, he said because busi- ness has staff and financial re- sources to study and prepare bric.fs lo support its interests. "And they get the cost of the brief as a tax writeoff, we pay part of that." The ciiuncil lini rnmposcd re- ports on ITi subjects during its three year life. It a man- date In overview con.suiner in- terest, in C.madn and recom- mend action lo government. Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Ilicken left for London, England recently fcr Dr. Ilick- en's sabbatical leave from the University of Lcthbridge. Friends and relatives are asked lo call il in London; 350 Upper Richmond Rd., Putney, London S.W. 15, England. Mrs. Ken Fritz and Mrs. Harry Hubbard recently held a miscellaneous -wedding shower in honor of Wejidy Lynne An- derson, at the home of Mrs.. James Andre. Mrs. Hubbard travelled [rom Calgary to attend. The Ellen Denoon Unit will bold a coffee party on Wednes- day from lo a.m. in Southminster Hall. Welcoming the public will be Mrs. G. C. Peterson and Mrs C. M. Turner. Sharing pouring honors will he Mrs. R. W. K. Elliott and Mrs. J. G. Doyle. Servileurs include Mcsdames C. Geiger, R. C. Niven, R. J. Fairfield, M. B. Wilkinson and J. G. Miller. Assisting Mrs. E. C. Miller at the gift table will be Mes- dames J. F. Johnson and H. Chester. Mrs. F.. G. Hunter will be In charge of Ihe pantry table with Mrs. T. M. Hamblis sr.'J Mrs. S. Ellis assisting. Mrs. T. R. Haig will act as treasurer and preparations for the party will be convened by Mrs. A. S. Fumerlon, assisted by Mrs. R. Willcocks and Mrs. 11. C. Ilutchinsnn. Exempler Night for Beta Sig- ma Phi will be held on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. The following members will be taking Ihcir Exempler de- grees. Xi Nil Chapter will honor Mrs. Marie Bartosek, M r s. M a r 1 e n e Armstrong, Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. Elaine Sackney and Mrs. Rhonda Schindeler. XI Iota Chapter will honor Mrs. Elzinga, Mrs. Pat Peterson, Mrs. C h a r 1 e n e Forrest. Mrs. Jean Poile and Mrs. Dorothy Pearson. Preceptor Eta Chapter will confer I heir degree on Mrs. Julie Eiving. LA. TO F.O.E. 0 Monday, flflay 15th JACKPOT NOS. "20 ALARM BINGO" Gold Card Pay Double Door Cardi (Many olher extras) Regular Cards 25c or 5 for 13th Sf. and 6th Ave. 'A' N. No children under 16 allowed ATTEND THE ALL NEW A.NAF.-UNIT 34 TUESDAY, MAY 16th-8 p.m. IN THE CLUBROOMS ;