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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i rit ut i HbKALU Saturday, Novumoai ID, Shared hospital facilities advocated B c killers .M. 1 "wwr" T Sugar protest Cashier Carol Dolden posts "Don't buy sugar" signs at a Super-Valu grocery store in Burnaby, B.C. A spokesman for the chain, owned by Kelly Douglas Co. Ltd., said the signs would be put up in the company's 85 stores as sugar substi- tutes are acquired. TRAIN AT HOME for an exciting career as MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Learn how you may become a medical receptionist through our home study program. Education .........Age Phone Registered under the Trace School Regulations Act in the Provinces o! Columbia. Alberts, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Beer price up VICTORIA (CP) The price of bottled beer in British Columbia will go up Monday from a dozen to a liquor administration board spokesman said. The increase will offset an increase to the board from the breweries. The price includes a 60 cent deposit on bottles plus 14 cents sales tax, he said, adding offsale premises will increase their prices by 20 cents. EDMONTON (CP) Greater sharing of food and laundry facilities among hospitals would enable funds to be diverted towards direct medical care, the Alberta Hospitals Association conven- tion was told here. David Hart, administrator of the Medicine Hat General Hospital, said savings could be achieved through volume purchases ana proper management of shared facilities. Because of sharply increased costs, "the best way to ensure your survival, as well as upgrading, updating and providing superior care to your patients, is by becoming involved in sharing resources within your region." But progress in this direc- tion has been slowed by such factors as community pride, loyalties and power struc- tures. Shared goods and facilities would not only enable funds to be diverted to pharmacists, physiotherapists, and nurses, but would allow hospitals to set up community programs, said Mr. Hart in an interview after his speech. Outpatient facilities in the community could reach per- sons "frightened by the hospital and provide vital dietary information to prevent illness. Joseph Newhouse, finance director for Edmonton's University Hospital, outlined a plan whereby the hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital would participate in a joint food production and distribu- tion system. Effective Jan. 1, 1976, the two hospitals will buy large amounts of frozen food to be heated at nursing stations. A joint plan among 36 hospitals in central Alberta to clean more than 18 million pounds of laundry annually at a cost of million was also revealed at the convention. The proposal for a central plant, serving hospitals in a region south of Edmonton and north of Calgary, now is before the provincial government. Gerry Vanhooren, assistant administrator at Red Deer General Hospital, estimated the plan could save up to million a year. Other advan- tages were cleaner clothes and better working conditions for staff. H. 0. Knight, director of purchasing for the Red Deer hospital, said a task force from various central Alberta hospitals met last June to dis- cuss a joint purchasing system, but no firm decisions had been made yet. VOLUNTARY SYSTEM Dr. Bernard Brousseau of Toronto, executive director of the Canadian Hospital Association, told the conven- tion that he opposed increased provincial government controls over Canadian hospitals even if operational costs are paid by the government. A voluntary local trustee system was preferable for hospital management. "If boards are run by government appointees you are exposed to politics and don't necessarily get the best people." However Neil Crawford, provincial health minister, said in a speech Friday Alberta hospitals trustees don't need to worry about the government taking over hospital management. "My remarks are an assurance to board members that we do see a valuable role for them." The hospital association Thursday elected J. Patrick French of Edmonton, owner of a construction company and vice chairman of the board of trustees at Misericordia Hospital, as association president. He will replace Dr. Bernard Snell, executive director of the University Hospital. Protester held MOSCOW (AP) A Lat- vian Jew was arrested Satur- day outside the ministry of Foreign Affairs after he held a demonstration protesting his sick son's induction into the army, a Jewish source said. Valery Buiko of Riga and his family have been refused per- mission to emigrate to Israel. The source said his son, con- tinually passed over for the draft, was finally inducted because of his application to go to Israel. sentenced to death NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) Two men were found guilty of murder punishable by death Friday. The jury, which deliberated for five hours before returning the verdict, rejected clemen- cy. John Miller, 29, of Fort Langley, B.C., and Vincent Cockriell, 19, of Powell River, B.C., were convicted in the March 29 shooting of RCMP Constable Roger Pierlet of Surrey, B.C. The men were sentenced to be hanged Jan. 28, 1975. Ford to run in 1976 WASHINGTON (AP) President Gerald Ford definitely will run in 1976 for a full term in the White House, his chief spokesman said Friday. White House press secretary Ron Nessen said Ford's decision was based on the fact "he enjoys being president." The announcement of Ford's plans came nearly two years before the election and ahead of any other can- didates, either Republican or Democrat. Nessen's disclosure of Ford's plans came in response to a question at a routine White House news briefing. Ford has been president barely three months, ascending to the country's highest office when Richard Nixon resigned on Aug. 9. Before becoming vice president. Ford is said to have promised his wife, Betty, that he would retire from political life soon. Vine named WASHINGTON (CP) Richard D. Vine, 48, has been named deputy assistant secretary of state for Cana- dian affairs. He succeeds Rufus Z. Smith, 53, who retired from the department Aug. 31 after nearly 15 years in Canadian affairs. Western trade mission planned WINNIPEG (CP) In- dustry ministers from Canada's four western provinces announced Friday they will send a joint trade mission to Latin America next spring. The ministers said after meeting in Winnipeg they are dissatisfied with the federal government's trade mission efforts and will, therefore, send their own in search of new export markets. Leonard Evans, industry minister for Manitoba, said there was an "over- concentration" by the federal trade department on Ontario and the promotion of export goods from that province. "The federal government is concerned with the status quo we're concerned with regional development." Gary Lauk, British Colum- bia industry minister, said he wasn't concerned what areas the federal government designated as good trading regions. "Federal decisions do not always reflect the needs or are to the best advantage of western provinces." The ministers said they were looking for markets in such countries as Mexico, Columbia, the Carribean Islands and Cuba. They en- dorsed a proposal to set up a technical committee to convene immediately to iden- tify product groups to be promoted and to identify markets for those products. Cabinet meet set for park OTTAWA (CP) The cabinet will hold an informal meeting this Saturday in a country residence in Gatineau Park, about 15 miles from Ot- tawa. Prime Minister Trudeau's office said Thur- sday. A statement said the prime minister views the meeting as an opportunity for cabinet dis- cussions in an informal set- ting. Talks were to be held on "a wide range of subjects." SPECIAL SALE AT HURLBURT AUCTION Salesroom No. 2 1916 2nd Avenue South Monday, Nov. p.m. on offer SELECTION OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS VIEWING Sunday, November 17 to p.m. Monday, November 18 12 Noon to Sale Time SALE CONDUCTED BY Hurlburt Auction Service Ltd. 1920 2nd Avenue South AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 Phone 328-4705 KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 012116-458 'ffny-. ?W n y p ?f SS fe if Here's what it means to you STAINLESS STEEL CONVERTER SHELL i Vfc v. i CATALYST ALUMINIZED STEELCOVER CERAMIC FELT BLANKET STAINLESS STEEL CATALYST SUPPORT How yoa to... Get better operating economy? Get up to miles on spark plugs? Save money on tune-ups? Get faster starts? 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