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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FABULOUS LAS VEGAS Nov. 19 to 23 and Dtc. 17 to 21 Only frem Calgary ptnvn doubli occupancy. Rtturn tranipcrtatlm by air, accom- modation and many eilrat. FO" BOOKINGS AND RESERVATIONS CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 311-3201 The Letkbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, November 9, 1972 PAGES 15 TO 28 Whofi ftew On The South Alberto Form and Rural Sctnt? Find Out In The Herald's Next "CHINOOK" INCLUDED WITH THE TUESDAY, NOV. 14, ISSUI OF THE IETHMIDOE HERALD Trustees want public protected from professions By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON The Alberta School Trustees Association has called for a government watch- dog to protect the public in- terest from inconpelent, over- charging professionals. The final day of the ASTA annual convention here Wed- nesday saw two resolutions overwhelmingly passed re- questing the provincial govern- ment to set up special proced- ures to scrutinize professional and other occupational groups. One resolution called for measures to ensure that the public Is getting its money's worth. The second called for govern- ment measures which will al- low members of the general public to have some say in set- ting the prices "imposed on society." Although teachers were not singled out in eitlidr resolution, several delegates felt the reso- lutions were purposely unsyeci- flc to disguise an effort to come down harder on the teach- ing profession. "We are using a shotgun ap- proach to get at a particular charged a Medicine Hat delegate. "I don't see the relevance of this group involving itscll with professional groups in this way any more than we should be taking a stand on the price of meat at Safeway." Scott Savillc, a Calgary law- yer who is a member of that city's public school board, coun- tered that it is about time peo- ple did get involved in these areas. "It's about time we opened OUT stuffy, professional office and let people he said. Supporters of the resolutio to keep a check on professiona competence argued that it is misconception that only mem bers of a certain professio are capable of judging whethe a member of the same profes sion is competent. "If the quality of service of fered is judged only by the profession itself, the quality car be gradually diluted withou community saic the resolution. The fact that the provincia government already has a com mittee looking into the matte indicates that "this seems to be hanpening in at least some pro fessions." The resolution calling fo public participation in setLuij free structures argued that, a present, the client is forced t accept a fee which has been set by members of a profes sional group. Al Mont, Lethbridge publii school trustee, told the dele gates they should seriously con sider the intent of the associa lion's executive in looking int< matters beyond the scope o education. While agreeing that there should be public participation in these areas, Mr. Mont said "it is a dangerous precedence for the association to ask the government to establish this procedure." Scott Saville segued tha many professions are related to education in some way. He noted that school building pro- In Calgary were severely affected when architects "ar- jitrarily raised their fees." Alberta trustees speak for teacher evaluation Alberta trustees have spoken out against what has been termer "life-long security" for teachers. Delegates to the Alberta School Trustees Association 66th annual convention here voted In favor of a proposal that permanent certification for teachers be abolished and that ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schworti Bids. 222 5lh St. S. Phone 328-4095 SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 teachers be evaluated periodi- cally in order to retain a teach- ing certificate. Sue Wearmouth, Calgary sep- arate school trustee, said the resolution is aimed at encour- aging teachers to keep them- selves up to date and "to keep incompetent teachers from a life-time of exposure to learn- ers." Carl Johnson, LeUib ridge public school trustee, also spoke out in favor of the resolution slating that members of other professions, such as doctors and lawyers, have to take re- fresher courses to keep pace wiUi new developments In their fields. Art Bunney, County of Flag- staff delegate, argued that such a move could keep people from enlerlng the teaching profes- sion. "Tliis will scare some peo- ple from becoming teachers. I think this is discriminatory." WHAT, v LOST UOB? THE IMPORTANT THING is not to lose one's health. Do no! suffer prolonged discomfort and lose precious wages when modern medicines oflen euro in a few hours. "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES 614 3rd Ave. South Free Delivery REUNION CONTRIBUTION The L.C.I. Reunion of Ihe 30's succeeded in collecting for Ihe schools' band- uniform fund. Above, former principal D.S.A. Kyle, chair- man of the fund-raising committee, and band student Tom Little hold the check presented to them by Kay Mac- Leod, co-chairman of the reunion. The check brings the fund to towards the total expenditure of for the 130 uniforms. Holiday schedules All essential community ser- rices will operate as usual ver the Remembrance Day weekend and on Monday but ther activities vary in their chedules. All shopping malls and down- own slores will close Saturday and Sunday nnd open Monday. There will be no milk or iread delivery Saturday and lunday. The post office will be losed and only special deli- 'ery mail will be delivered Sat- irday. Normal mail, milk and iread deliveries resume Mon- lay. The city bus schedule on Sat- Blackout few problems Outside of scared children, lie odd bashed shin or head nd fruslraliqn over the loss of art of some television pro- p-am, no major problems were reported in Ihe city during Vcdnesday night's 10-minutc ower outage. Calgary Power and city elec rical officials were confused liis morning over what caused lie outage about p.m. Calgary Power has indica- ions the fault was with its sys- ,em while the city has an in- dicallon Inn problem lies with n Ihe cily. In any event, extensive necking under way today o determine where the fault cs to take action to prevent recurrence. urday will run on the Sunday and holiday schedule. Weekday schedule resumes Monday. The University of Lethbridge and public and separate schools will hold classes as usual on Monday but the Lethbridge Community College stays clos- ed Monday. All are normally closed Saturday and Sunday. City, provincial and federal government offices will close Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The courthouse and the provin- cial judge's court close Satur- day and Sunday but open Mon- day. Banks will close Saturday, Sunday, as usual, and Monday. Public libraries will close Sat- urday but will open Sunday and Monday at the usual hours. The Herald will publish and deliver as usual Saturday and Monday. THIS IS OUR STORE! MAKE IT YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL YOUR OFFICE SUPPLIES ;1973 SEASONAL PRODUCTS COLUMNAR SHEETS, BOOKS AND PADS TIME CARDS AND BOOKS FILING AND INDEX CARDS POST AND LEDGER BINDERS TRANSFER AND BINDING CASES CONTINUOUS FORMS GOOD SELECTION OF OFFICE FURNITURE CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319 7th STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-4591 araiterite JEWELIERY LTD. Presents "THE DAY YOU BUY A DIAMOND" You may wonder what makes ihcse stones so precious. Here are some factors you might remem- ber: 1. The diamond'! hard- ness. The diamond ii Ihe hardest natural substance known to man. It is 85 limes harder than corun- dum (of which rubies ond sapphires are formed) the next hardest substance we know. Because ihey are 10 hard, diamonds never wear out. Diamonds worn by gen era I Ion j of women are just as beautiful today as Ihey wore Ihe day ihcy were worn for tho firsr time. Onco the mark of power It is now tha mark of fashion. Above all, the diamond is iha ro cognized symbol of the pledge of love. Find out about Diamond! by gaMlng your Frto Booklet "The Day You Buy A Diamond" at JEWELLERY LTD. COLLEGE MALL Commission member claims Too many beds, doctors By JOE MA Herald Stalf Writer Alberta lias too many hospi- tal beds, and the surplus is one reason the province has too many doctors, says a member or the Alberta Hospital Ser- vices Commission. Charles Virtue in an inter- view said Tuesday that the commission is considering al- ternate methods of health care to costly hospital beds. Emphasizing he was giving his personal views, the Leth- bridge lawyer, a former pres- ident of the Alberta Hospital Association and chairman of the Lethbridge Municipal Hos- pital board of trustees, said some hospitals in the province should not have been built in the first place. "It has been established that the yearly cost.-, of operating a hospital amount to 50 per cent of the cost of building that Mv. Virtue said. "There is no way to slow down the acceleration of costs if sur- plus hospitals continue to be built in Alberta." The recommended ratio of hospital beds per popula- lation is 4.5 in Canada, com- pared with 3.5 beds in the Uni- ted States and three beds in Britain. "In Alberta, we have over seven beds per popu- he said. The alternate methods the commission is considering in- clude: Hospital-based home care extension programs, in b'eu of demand for more hosoital beds. Hostel beds in lieu of de- mand fo- iri-patient beds. Mr. Virtue said people who don't need intensive care should not be given intensive care. Satellite health resource stations. Instead of building small hospitals in small com- munities, substations of large hospitals in nearby communi- ties should be built. Geriatric day care centres for old people. Instead of Irild- ing nursing homes, older peo- ple can live at home while spending the day at the geriat- ric centres. Reorganization of the am- bulance rervices to enable peo- ple in small communities which do not have hospitals to be transported to existing facili- ties. Community health centres to provide comprehensive health services. Mr. Virtue said since Alberta has surplus beds, the introduc- tion of these alternate methods will be gradual. He said hospital trustees and administrators should think along the line of regional rath- er than institutional interests. The proposed regional laundry for southern Alberta, which will save laundry costs for all par- ticipating hospitals, is a move in the right direction, he said. It is politically difficult to close down existing hospitals, even though their occupancy rates are as low as 50 per cent. But Mr. Virtue said conversion of existing facilities into other uses, such as from a hospital to a nursing home, or a nursing home to a rehabilitation work- shop, should be considered. "The public's demand for ac- tive hospital beds can never be satisfied, but active hospital beds are more he said. "I think we should go slow, and when the demand arises, consider alternate methods of health care." Alberta has a surplus of phys- icians and o n e of the reasons for that is (he surplus of hos- pital beds, he said. The doctor who delegates tasks tc others loses income. The system encourages him to provide many services which could be provided by other, less highly skilled health workers. "The surplus beds situation Is attractive to he said. "I am not criticizing the doctors, just the system." Mr. Virtue said he is not find- Ing fault wiih hospital trustees and administrators, "who are operating the hospitals very ef- ficiently." The problem, he said, is that Alberta built itself into a surplus situation with generous revenues from oil, and now has to find a way out. "Nobody says we can reduce the health care he said. "All we can do is to slow down the rate of acceleration to a bearible level." Agent says employers choosing non-union men While local contractors claim to encounter difficulty recruit- ing sufficient workers, the local carpenters union with a mem- bership of 250 has a 30 per cent unemployment rate. Sharon Norton, business agent for the Construction and General Worker Union, No. 1111, says the difference is in pay rates. Union workers get per hour while non-union contrac- tors pay unorganized laborers somewhere between and union rates. She said most local contrac- tors pay the lower rates. The union doesn't blacklist its workers who take lower paying jobs if the union can't find work for them, she added. "Although it is within our right." In addition to the higher hourly rate, union workers also receive numerous health and welfare benefits from union contractors. She said these amount to about 10 cents per hour per worker from the con- tractor. Other related construction in- dustry unions say the job scene is "fair" now but will darken quickly. There are no large construc- tion projects planned In south- em Alberta Uiis winter, they say. The laborers' business agent said the job picture for her members is "worse than It has ever been before ;-t this t'me of year." plan to abolish trap Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON Lands an Forests Minister Allan Warrac told the legislautre Wednesda the government does not plar to abolish the leg-hold trap which has been called cruel an inhumane. Ralph Sorenson (SC-Sedge- wick-Coronation) asked if th minister would study "This bar baric and cruel n.ethod of trap- ping" and report back to th legislature. Dr. Warrack replied he re- cently met in Calgary with a group concerned with humane trapping and has been studying the matter since taking office last year. He did not reply, when Mr. Sorenson asked if the govern- ment has given any considera- tion to prohibit the sale of furs taken by means of the leg- hold trap. Outside the House, Mr. Sor- enson said there are more hu- mane, quick-kill traps available to replace the leg trap which he said causes animals a slow, painful death. Many animals escape the leg trap, he said, and later die of gangrene poinsoning. "Leg-hold traps may be purchased by anyone. Children set them and usually neglect them after- wards, catching everything from gophers to household pets." 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