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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Water's condition 'doubtfuV I Maybie service f Maternity ._________._._._. imprs vuator vuator nnlliitinn COUntv Councillors -_ -m By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Haphazard chlorination of the Monarch water supply could result in extreme con- tamination, the area's health inspector said Friday. Ken Blom, senior inspector with the Barons-Eureka Health Unit, said four of six samples taken from the Monarch water supply since Aug. 1 and submitted to bacterial analysis have shown a "doubtful condition." He said the hamlet's water users association takes water directly from the Oldman River, but chlorinate it manually, on an Irregular basis. On the four tests showing the doubtful condition, coliform levels "were not appreciably high, but do in- dicate a need for improve- ment in the chlorination Mr. Blom said. Coliform bacteria originate in the intestine of animals. Levels of the bacteria are a commonly-used indicator of water pollution. He stressed the situation is not serious at the moment, but that action is required to pre- vent possibly-high levels of water contamination. Mr. Blom has sent a letter to members of the Monarch Water Users Association ad- vising them that a permanent installation of automatic chlorination equipment is necessary. A copy of the letter was sent to the County of Lethbridge, and at Thursday's council meeting, county councillors decided to meet with the water users association to dis- cuss the problem. The County has an agree- ment with the association to provide water, but the contract, which expires in January, does not provide for purification. No date was set for the meeting. About 20 homes, as well as area farmers take their water from the Monarch supply. The community is about 16 miles west of Lethbridge. set for Monday Memorial services will be held Monday for Jim Maybie, 34-year-old Herald reporter who died Thursday. Rev. Ken Jordan will officiate services at 2 p.m. at First United Church, 502 13th St. N. Cremation will follow later in Calgary. Mr. Maybie joined The Herald in 1960 and covered several areas city government, business and medicine and also served as district editor and as a deskman. He died from complications which developed after sur- gery that attempted to preserve his eyesight, already badly deteriorated from the effects of diabetes. The Lethbridcjc Herald news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, September 22, 1973 Pages 13 24 concept updated By GEORGE STEPHENSON allowing more contact Herald Staff Writer between the mother, father A return to an age-old concept in maternity care will unfold Monday at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. The concept "family centered care" will attempt to bring family in- volvement in child birth together with the safety and professionalism of a hospital setting. Nursing care co-ordinator, Johanna Wilson says the hospital will encourage in- volvement of all family members in the hospital set- ting. New parents are experienc- ing changes in their living pattern with the birth of a child and problems arise in care and finances. The new child also upsets the pattern of previous children and the relationship between the hus- band and wife can change, she says. The new setting will be designed for the delivery of a healthy baby with no adverse effects on other members of the family. The hospital hopes it can reach this objective by S" City firm 'Car park plays favorites' A local doctor has charged the city with patronage in the handing out of stalls in the downtown car park. In a letter to go to council Monday, Dr. J. S. Ruddell says he applied for a stall in June 1972 and was put on a waiting list for the next available space. "Since he says, "to my certain knowledge, two vacancies have occurred, both of which went to tenants in the Medical Dental Building. These were transferred by patronage and my application bypassed." "Thanks to this, throughout the winter I had to park my car frequently in the snow on the roof and trail all the way down and up again carrying my equipment." Dr. Ruddell says with the approach of winter again, he wants to know if he can hope to get a space in the car park, or be supplied with a list of patrons if that is the way they are allotted. In other business during its regular meeting Monday which starts at 8 p.m. and is open to the public, council will will get a look at the North Lethbridge swimming pool design in a presentation by the architects. Bond Mogridge Ltd. of Calgary. Tenders for another major project the 6th Avenue S. No more spelling, reading; now it's 'language arts' No more spelling, reading and writing. Now it's language arts. Grades 1 to 6 at Sunnyside Elementary School now take the one subject instead of studying the three separately. Principal H. D. Kerber says they are trying a whole approach to the subjects rather than a segregated one. The students work with the teacher in writing a story. They provide the words and ideas and out of this they learn spelling, language and reading. Some of the ideas for stories comes from actual ex- periences encountered on field trips which are part of the program. "If we want to study safety we'll take a field trip to the police he said. "Then the students will write about the kind of experience they have had, rather than taking it from a testbook." The language arts course was made possible after Sun- nyside, a country school four miles northeast of Lethbridge, received a Education Opportunities Fund grant. Mr. Kerber said in the higher elementary grades the students will be using cameras and tape recorders as part of the language arts program. He said schools are orien- tated to print while the world outside uses devices such as video-tape and takes a multi- media approach. "Cameras and tape recorders will take us one step beyond he said. bridge will also be discuss- ed at the meeting. Approval of the low bid for construction of the approaches to the bridge at by Eastbrook Sand and Gravel Ltd., which is af- filiated with Poole Construc- tion Ltd. and based in Edmon- ton, is recommended by the city engineering department. The bid, among eignt received which ranged up to a high of is below estimates presented by Stanley and Associates Engineering Ltd., in charge of the project. The first stage of the bridge will be two lanes and include an interchange on the east side with Scenic Drive is es- timated to cost million and scheduled for completion by late November or early December next year. The se- cond stage involves twinning of the bridge and roadways to lour lanes and is considered several years away. Also on council's Monday agenda is a letter from the separate school board suggesting a meeting of trustees and aldermen to solve the 5th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive pedestrian crossing problem. RICK ERVIN, photo Big wheels rolling Bigger wheels than usual are rolling over Mayor Magrath Drive these days. This roller is part of the machinery fleet that is laying a new surface on the city's main traffic artery. The west side of the road has been closed this week to allow workmen to complete their task. It will be about a month before the various repairs are comolete, city authorities say. U of L radio station primes for broadcast CKUL, the University of Lethbridge student radio, will make its first broadcast within a month, after a post- ponement caused by delays in receiving equipment shipped from Eastern Canada. Don Thompson, manager of CKUL. says requests for ideas and assistance from the un- iversity community have received good support. He adds that special interest has been shown by students and faculty in the music, drama, English, and history departments. "We've received a good deal of technical assistance from the U of L Library media centre." says Mr. Thompson. CKUL will be operated as an internal communications medium, broadcasting in a public address format in the main foyer of the academic residence building and in the students' union building, two of the main student meeting places on campus. He adds that long-range plans include expansion to the student residence area. He emphasizes the station's goal of fostering better com- munication on campus and publicizing events and news of interest to the university com- expands A Lethbridge based firm is planning to establish a nation- wide operation in the manufacture and selling of recreation vehicles and pre- built homes. Wickes Canada Ltd., formerly Haico Manufac- turing, has well-established operations in Lethbridge and Calgary, and is planning to open a manufacturing plant in Picton. Ont. In addition, the firm provides management skills, production know-how and operating funds to Kainai Industries Ltd.. a Blood Indian firm which manufactures sec- tional homes. The Wickes Corporation of Saginaw. Mich., acquired Haico Manufacturing and related companies in December of 1969. At that time the firm consisted of Haico Manufacturing, General Farm Supplies and United Machine Distributors. Riding on the crest of the pop- ularity in recreational vehicles, the firtn began ex- panding. It now employs over 350 people and expects to gross over million in 1974. Approval to change the name of the company to Wickes Canada Ltd. was received from the Registrar of Companies Sept. 6. Mrs. R. C. Tarnava, vice- president of administration and finance, emphasized that Wickes Canada is a Canadian firm, and that the head- quarters will be Lethbridge. munity. Flower Canada Week begins Special displays and sales will be featured in city flower shops during Flower Canada Week next week. Flower Canada Week has been declared for the first time this year to help promote the sale of flowers grown in Canada. Flowers, including chrysanthemums, roses and carnations, will be sold and displayed at five locations: Marquis Flower Shop, Laura's Flowers, North Plaza Florist, Holiday Flowers and Frache's Flower Shop. and new born, and encourag- ing participation in child care classes by both parents. Mrs. Wilson said the hospital will be conducting prenatal classes and tours of the hospital for class members. Fathers will also be allowed into the labor rooms to give their wives moral sup- port. "The husband's presence can be of great value to the laboring Mrs. Wilson added. The hospital has also plann- ed for the possibility of letting fathers visit with the new baby and mother in privacy immediately after delivery. Following delivery of the baby, the hospital plans to allow a family visit to "acknowledge the family in its entirety." Mrs. Wilson said. The hospital will also dis- cuss with every mother the idea of "rooming in." This would mean, instead of the new baby being taken care of in the hospital nursery, the would stay with the mother during the hours of the day agreed upon by the mother and hospital. The mother could have the baby for 24 hours because it gears her for home care of the child. When the father visits he can also handle and get to know the baby. Mrs. Wilson added. Other post-natal educational ideas being implemented at the hospital will include teaching programs in breast feeding, diet and exercise for the mother, formula preparation, and family plan- ning. Instruction in most areas can be given to either parent or both. The hospital will en- courage the father to take some instruction on care of the child, Mrs. Wilson said. She added the hospital hopes the teaching programs can be extended to various communi- ty agencies outside the hospital. Another area of education, if funds can be acquired, will be films, available to other organizations, to teach parents about care of the child. LMH combines units The obstetrics and gynecology units at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital will be combined to better utilize staff and beds. With the separate units a full staff had to be kept on even when all beds were not being utilized, Olive Faulds, director of nursing, says. The two units are quite congenial and have been integrated in many hospitals, she added. The only problem that could arise from the change is visiting hours, says Mrs. Johanna Wilson, nursing care co-ordinator for the new unit. With the new family centered care concept being implemented and more liberal visiting hours it could bother those in the ward undergoing surgery. But she expects the clash can be overcome. A news analysis City feels cabinet is only a telephone call away By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Local politicians from across the province will gather at the Jasper Park Lodge next week for their annual pow- wow on what's currently ailing Alber- ta's urban communities. Mayor Andy Anderson and most aldermen will make the sojourn to Jasper for the 67th convention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Associa- tion which opens Tuesday and runs through Friday. They'll join mayors, reeves, aldermen and councillors from nine other cities, ICO towns, 102 villages and 31 summer villages to discuss 84' resolutions aimed at everything from municipal tax reform to dog droppings. Lethbridge, which played host to the convention last year, submitted no resolutions to this year's meeting. Still basking in the warm glow of the cabinet visit to the south the feeling locally seems to be that the best way to communicate with the provincial government is to pick up the phone and let them know what's bothering you. As city council's brief to the cabinet this week indicated, while there are areas the city feels need attention some of them of a local and some of a more general nature, its relations with the senior government are considerably less strained than is sometimes the case with Calgary and Edmonton. The brief expressed, for the city's appreciation for provincial co- operation in the downtown redevelop- ment project and in accelerating the construction of the 6th Avenue S. bridge enabling the city to get an earlier return on its investment in west-side land development. The city brief did urge a matching up of the municipal and provincial budget years, a concern that shows up in a Calgary resolution to the AUMA convention. Budgetary problems generally crop up for municipalities because they operate on a calendar year basis while the province is run on the fiscal year April 1 to March 31. That the city brought the matter to the attention of the cabinet rather than waiting for the association convention indicates which route it feels is more effective. A number of resolutions concerning municipal taxation will likely get the same response questions on the subject got from Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell during the cabinet visit here it's all going to be reviewed in a two-year study by the Provincial Municipal Finance Council now being set up. But the association's annual conven- tion has several intriguing resolutions that highlight the range of problems that urban living can produce. A Calgary resolution, for example, wants to clean up the problem of dogs leaving their messages on neighbors' property by altering the dog control section of the Municipal Government Act to make the animal's owner or handler responsible for its business. The towns of, Bassano and Trochu and villages of Acme, Beiseker, Carbon, Hussar, Rockyford and Standard got together on a number of resolutions, one of which asks the province to re- quire private purchasers of school buses to change the color from the traditional yellow so they won't be mis- taken for the real thing on the highway. Another of their resolutions seeks to make it possible for people in smaller centres that don't have a licenced li- quor outlet and are outside a 20-mile radius of a major centre that does have one, to buy spirits at the local grocery store. Calgary and Edmonton both want the province to enact uniform noise control legislation against motor vehicles while Drumheller feels the government should institute some sort of standards for controlling the noise levels of rock bands at teen dances. kdmonton. wants the province to tackle the problem of vehicular air pollution by requiring all cars to meet exhaust emision standards and by setting up stations to test their exhaust. The capital city also feels it should have direct control over its police force. The Police Act of 1973 states the majority of police commission members may not be elected or ap- pointed municipal officials. In another area. Edmonton wants to see the province create a division within an appropriate government department to deal specifically with services to the elderly. A number of changes arc requested in the planning act. which the government has promised will be completely rewritten within the next year. The Town of St. Albert, for example, feels that at least 15 per cent of subdivi- sion land rather than the present 10 per cent should be set aside for public reserve, used for parks, schools, churches and the like. The resolutions which are carried at the convention arc presented to the government by the AUMA in a brief at ;i later date. ;