Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 IHE liTHBRIDCI HHAIO Monday, Ottabtr U, 1970 TRADITION IN WHITE The class of. 70 for St. Sunday at the Paramount Theatre in starched whites. to her. Right Valedictorian Marilyn Vanden Berg of Fore- Michael's School of Nursing and School of Medical lab- Centre, A. W. Shackleford takes the pulse of Ruth Lamond most said "comforting role" is still necessary for a nurse, oratory Technology attended commencement exercises of Vauxhall as he presents the General Proficiency Medal Bryan Wilson Photos St. Michael's Nursing Graduation Youth Better Equipped For Society Says Mayor By RIC SW1HART Herald Staff Writer starched white uni forms and contrasting bpu quets of red roses presented a picture to behold at the gradua tion exercises for 34 young wo- men of the St. Michael's Gen- eral Hospital school of nursing and school of medical labora tory technology Sunday after noon in the Paramount Theatre Thirty three graduates o the school of nursing and one graduate of .the school of medi cal laboratory technology enter- ed the commencement exer- cises to the processional march played hy Mrs. Vera Sinclair, before about 700 family mem- bers and friends. Judge F. T. Byrne, chairman cf the board of trustees for St .'Michael's Hospital opened the ceremony with 0 Canada anc greeting from the board. In bringing greeting from the city, Lethbridge Mayor A. C. Anderson expressed apprecia- tion to the many, people, parti- cularly the graduating class, who have a part to play in the medical sphere in the city. He told the gathering the young people today are better equipped and .better educated to handle the problems of mod- ern society and in periods of real crisis, the knowledge and understanding of the nursing profession is invaluable. "The dedication in all fields of medicine creates a fine im- age for the community and the prograji of nurse training in the city does not take second place to any in Canada." In closing, Mayor Anderson expressed appretia t i o n to the graduating class for the excel- lent and dedicated service al- ready given to the nursing pro- fession. Sister Mary of Calvary, direc- tor of St. Michael's School of Nursing, presented the gradu- ates of the school of nursing and the school of medical laboratory technology and Judge F. T. Byrne conferred diplomas as each graduate was called upon. Five students graduated in ab- sentia including one man, Jo- seph Gorsalitz, of Claresholm. Immediately follow in g the conferring of diplomas, Elda Earva led the graduating class in reciting the Professional In presenting awards to the top students in the class, A." W., Shackleford, secretary of the board of trustees said it was a pleasure to be a part of v memorable occasion. "The General Proficiency Me. dal, donated by the Haig Clinic, was presented to Ruth Lamond of Vauxhall. The. award for Pro- ficiency in the Nursing Care of Children, donated by the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Michael's Hospi tal, was awarded to Helen Jas- mkiewicz of Raymond. The Luker Award for Pro- ficiency in Bedside Nursing was equally merited and awarded to Enda Byrnes of Grande Prai- rie and Marilyn Vanden Berg of Foremost. The award for Proficiency in Medical Laboratory Technology, donated by Dr. S. H. Watson and Dr. A. R. Bainborough, was presented to Susan EHert of Milk River. Mr. Shackleford announced that .Gertrude Brown, a gradu- ate of the class of 1956 of St. Michael's'School of Nursing, has been awarded a scholar- ship from the St. Michael's School of Nursing Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Brown b presently at- tending the University of Ot- tawa pursuing a course of study toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The donors to the funds are the Bigetow Fowler Clinic, the Haig, Clinic, the Edith Cavell Nursing Home, St. Michael's Hospital Alumnae and the'La- dies Auxiliary to St. Michael's Hospital. Dr. L. W. Johnston, in his ad- dress to the graduating class, said there is no place today for a person who. Is not competent ,in some field and the gradua- tion exercises today prove this class is indeed competent. "The crisis today makes some people fall back on drugs, alco- hol or suicide and the nursing profession can fulfill a role-by giving confidence to the com- munity to. provide a stabiliz- ing force people can cling to." He told the class a nurse must be aware of the increasing size of society when people are be- coming numbers. "Always re- member all people need the loud, ..reassuring smile of a He said" to remember to be faithful to commu n i t y, church and government all of which contributed to your edu- cation. "You must continue to devel- op proficiency in your job and in you" way of he said. "The claim to be constant, re- liable and true can now be made by each of you." Class Valedictorian Marilyn Vanden Berg of Foremost said "it is difficult to express in words our feelings." Miss Vanden Berg said the rapid advances in medicine are important but the nurse should always assume the comforting role in her busy schedule. Choral selections by The Sing- ing Belles of Catholic Central High School, directed by Sister Mary Gouthro included Snow- bird. Jean and Try to Remem- ber. More Voters, Less Representation For U.S. Women I" WASHINGTON (AP) W men outnumbered men by tw million in the voting booths i the last United States elecUo EDMONTON'S FAIREST Betty Ann Hocner, 19, brown eyed brunette; has been chosen Miss Edmonton 1970. Miss Hopner, a.secre- tary at an Kdmonton ctevelop- inent company, will compete Nov. 9 in the Miss Canada Contest which.will be held in Toronto. A LOT OF THREADS-Mrs. A. S.Johnston of Lethbridge, a member of the Leth- bridge Handicraft Guild displays the worm orango afghan for which she was awarded first prize in the Canadian Spinners and Wea vers Exhibition held in Toronto. She has boon weaving 20 years and says anyone can weave but it is setting up the loom and calcu- lating the which tests one'i skill. but they are 50 to 1 in the Congress, which has fewer female members today than it has had in 18 years. The gap is almost certain to be narrowed, if only; slightly, by the 16 women candidates rjin- ning in next Tuesday's congres- sional election. _' All 50 women incumbents are expected to win re election, and so are several female .chal- lengers to male candidates. However, L e h o r e Romney, whose election would double the distaff representation in the Se nate, is accorded little ohanc of joining Senator Margace Chase Smith (Rep. Ion woman member of the uppe house, "Never before has the voic and understanding of a concern ed woman been so serfs the 61-year-old wife George Romney, former gover nor of Michigan and now sec retary of housing and urban de- velopment in the Nixon cabinet The' message isn't gettini For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor J7AMOUS LAST WORDS ah, yes, they echo in the ear as we sigh and been taken again. I'll get gas for the car on my way home from work. I'll set the table right after school. I'll be home early for supper If you set the table for me tonight, I'll do it for you on your night I'll cut the grass tomorrow, it's going to be sunny. I'll be home on time for supper 'tonight. I'll pick up bread (coffee) on my way home. I'll fix the window Saturday. I'll definitely be home for supper tonight. I'll take the garbage out first'thing in the morn- ing. I'll have that report for you by Tuesday for sure. I'll meet you at 4, I'm always on time. I'm going on a diet. I've stopped smoking. This weekend I'm going to get all those little jobs done around the house. This weekend 'I'm going to get my homework done on Friday. This weekend I'm going to get caught up on my rest. And so it goes with your own Famous Last Words, whatever they are drop us a line and tell us yours. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "Ya1 know something I had a harem you'd benumbsrone." through. A hit on the misting during her husband's campaigns as governor, Mrs. Homney ha been less skilful stumping her own behalf, and the polls indicate she will lose by a larg margin to the two-term Demo cratic member, Philip A. Hart Among hopefuls for electioi to the House of Representatives Bella Abzug, New Left lawye: active in peace and the Wo- men's Liberation movements appeared headed for victory on the Democratic ticket in New York City's 9th district. At the opposite extreme o the political spectrum is Repub- lican Phyllis Schlafly, 46, who is giving six term Democratic incumbent George Shipley the toughest challenge of his career in Illinois. HELPED GOLDWATER Mrs. Schlafly, whose book, A Choice Not an Echo, is creditec with helping Senator Barry Goldwater win the 1964 Republi can presidential nomination, has had the help of Goldwater am conservatives across the coun try in her third by for Con- gress. "You know where I states the campaign slogan of Louise Day Hicks, Boston city councilwoman who won wide publicity but narrowly lost a mayoralty election in 1967 with her stand against school busing. Also favored are Mrs. Ella T. Grasso, 51, Connecticut's sec- retary of state for 12 years, who seeks election from the state's 6th district, and Ann Uccello, 47, Republican mayor of Hartford, thought to have a long shot chance at Connecti- cut's 1st district seat. Two black women running for Congress are Mrs. Medgar Ev- ers, widow of the murdered civil rights leader, and Jane Rob- Jown, Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Purkis of jeUibridge were honored at a amily dinner recently on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. Harry Purkis and Tlorence Foote were married n Pincher Creek and were ac- tive in church and community affairs. For many years, Mr. 3urkis was organist for both the United Church and the Angli- :an Church and a member of lockey and football teams. In 958, they retired to Lethbridge. Tiey have one son, Lloyd of Lethbridge, four grandchildren and one great grandson. EXPERT CAKE PETERBOROUGH, England AP) Mr. and Mrs. John Carlsson's new car was back in :ie garage for repairs only a ew days after they bought it. Jrs. Carlsson, thinking an odd oimcl in the engine might go way if she topped off the ra- iator, put 22 pints of water own the oil pipe. ert Jennings, onetime secretary to the late Senator Everett Djrksen. HAS LITTLE HOPE Mrs. Evers is given little chance of unseating Republican Representative John Rousselot, a John Birch Society officer, in suburban Los Angeles where she campaigns on a "modera- tion-versus-extremism" theme. Mrs. Jennings is expected to run poorly in Chicago's south side against her Democratic op- ponent, Ralph Metcalfe, also black. Other female candidates in- clude. Williams, one-time editor of Glamour Magazine, running as a Democrat in In- diana. Dennison, Ohio Republican whose husband is a former congressman. Biirstein, 28, Demo- cratic candidate in New York's 4th district who says, "I think my sex will help, but I think my age is a handicap." Toni Kimmel, Democrat in California's 27th district. A public relations counsellor, she thinks she may be helped by the way her name is listed on the ballot. "Nobody believes I'm a woman." M c K e e, Democrat seeking a Michigan seat which has been represented by Repub- licans since 1912. Lee Fox, Illinois 18th district Democrat running as a peace candidate. McQuade, Republi- can contender in West Virginia. B. Brice, a radio com- mentator running on the Amer- ican Independent party ticket in California. ANOTHER ROYAL MIDI OUTING Britain's Princess enroute to Wales to inspect a school, arrives at tondon Airport, wearing a midi outfit. She tent-like skirt, with gaucho hat, spindly-looking boots and a black astrakhan jacket. The princess has been blasted by clothes critics after she introduced the new long-tkirt look to royal faihiont.