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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, Siptemlur 27, 1971-------------- Central laundry at city hospital By IIUDY HAUtiENICDEn Stall Writer A centralized laundry com- plex lo service southern Al- berta hospital laundry needs will be installed al Ilic Lelh- bridge Municipal Hospital this year. Lawrence L. Wilson, Alberta commissioner of hospitals said the construction of the facility, to be used co operativcly by the hospitals to cut laundry costs, will begin in about a month and a half. I The project is a pilot pro- grair to study the feasibility of introducing similar schemes throughout the province by the Alberta Hospital Services Com- mission, he said. The Lethbridge program's success may set the trend lo- wards centralization of olher hospital departments in order to reduce hospital operating costs, Mr. Wilson added. The laundry facility, capable of handling four million pounds of laundry per year, will cost about Mr. Wilson outlined expand- ed hospital laundry needs in southern Alberta at a recent regional hospitals meeting. Current laundry cleaning costs at hospitals range be- tween 15 and 34 cents pel- pound compared with an esti- mated cost of seven cents per pound at a centralized laundry. Two thirds of southern Al- berta's hospital laundry is cleaned at thrrp Lcllibridgo hospitals: Municipal Hospital, (St. Michael's General Hospital IT'S NICE BUT WINTER IS COMING This very prelty, slylish and chic young Leth- and the Auxiliary Hospital. of linen and transportation ve- 1 hides. Mr. Wilson said hospital laundries are not being centra- lized for Ihe salie of centraliza- tion. Similar centralized laundry facilities have proven success- ful in Saskatchewan, Ontario and the United States. Hospital operating cost sav- ings resulting from the pro- gram, which will be phased hi ovtr a seven month period i after the completion of facili- i ties, will help reduce the tax I burden on Albertans, he said. I Participation in the program i is not compulsory, Mr. Wilson said, but added he would visit those hospitals not participat- ing and explain tlie savings of the scheme to them. During the meeting a ques- tion was raised asking whether the commission had looked into the possibility of economic fail- ure of the scheme. Jt was point- ed out similar programs had failed elsewhere. Mr. Wilson said studies com- pleted by the AHSC virtually assured the program's success. The scheme's value was also questioned because it would re- suit in unemployment when hospitals currently operating own laundries joined the centralized program and laid off staff. About 18 people in southern Alberta were employed in hos- pital laundries, Mr. Wilson said, many of them part-time people with other hospital duties. ONE THIRD NINTH Violinist Moshe Hammer, pianist Gloria Saarinen and cellist John Kadz are One Third Ninlh, a trio that will be heard in concert al Ihe Yates Mem- orial Centre Wednesday. They will perform music by Ravel, Mendelssohn and Betlh oven. The concert, first in Ihe University of telhbridge concert series this year, begini at p.m. Tickets are available ot teisler's and the university general office. Good prices at Walsh yearling sale The Walsh yearling sale held Sept. 18 featured 601 head of yearling steers and heif- ers and grossed for an average price of ?Z55.77. The average price was an in- crease of per head from last high record prices year. All-time were set for grass yearlings in the fall. Previous high was 20 -ears mouth days when steers reach- el'. S36.20. Top sale price this year was paid by Lakeside Feed- ers of Brooks for a load of choice hereford steers from Earl Good of Walsh. Bert Hargrave sold 41 Oiaro- lais-hereford crossbreed steers to Martin Brothers of Brooks at Previous hign was zu i SM.'M, with five full carloads of ago, in pre-foot and I hereford steers going to Gordon Drake of Keoma, Alberta at 536.70. Mr. Hargrave bought 44 Here- ford yearling open heifers from Earl Good at with 48 hereford yearling open heifers from John Fulton selling at ?31.40 to Lome Thompson of Medicine Hat. Mr. Thompson also bought 43 hereford heifers from Law- rence Pfeifer al bridge student has one of Canada's favorite modes of transportation under control for now but with the last day of summer behind us, she will have lo consider other means of movement and some of the new pant long skirts and other female clothing tricks to beat Mr. Winter at his own game. The bicycle will be replaced by the heallhy and oncient ort of walking, and who knows, with enough snow, this alhlelic young lady may be seen with snow shoes. Hie hospitals participating in the scheme will torm a co- operative, with a member from each hospital on the board. I The provincial government will finance the scheme's initial costs including the purchase FIRST SERVICE Tlie first Presbyterian Church sen-ice in Vancouver Island and British Columbia was held by Rev. John Hall i n rented premises at Victoria April 18G1. Historic CP Rail station, home buildings turned into useful., colorful facilities By MARGARET LUCKHURST Staff Writer The monotony of long trips across Canada by CP Rail pas- senger service was broken by the frequent station-stops, tlie pulling-off into remote sidings and tlie friendly waves from work crews as they patched up tics and Ihe roadbed in re- quired areas, which, mere often than not seemed a thou- sand miles from the nearest electric light. Travel by the old steam lo- comotives was more in- triguing than the later, effi- cient but characterless diesel, particularly to youngsters, be- cause Uie lowly wail of the whistle and the impatient "BLUE WATER, WHITE DEATH" hunt for the Great White Shaft COMING SOON AVE 4 eib'ST .3375100 chuff-chuff of the engine at stops seemed to give the big machine an aura of being ac- tually alive really "horse- powered." When that b i g, long snout from the water tower lowered to give the engine 3 drink, it gulped it down like a thirsty camel filling up to go the next distance before being watered again. Today tlie efficiency of the diesel has eliminated water j tanks, the whistle has been re- placed by a Watty-sounding horn which isn't at all spine- tingling, and the stops the trains make are few and far between. As a matter of fact, many of the familiar maroon-colored stations have been abandoned, as computerized, faster travel made them obsolete. Utilily sheds, section fore- men's houses, and small flag stations over the years have generally become little more than antiques from a former era, as railway service has been updated and modernized. But what's happened lo all the thousands of buildings OUTI- ed and operated by the CPU? According to the railway's engineering department most of the buildings, including the homes of station agents, have i not been left lo moulder in towns or along tlie tracks in the isolated bush country of northern Ontario. Offered for saje at isminaJ' prices they are being bought up and put to use in a variety of 'ways. Enterprising farmers I In Monarch an enlerprising have been buying the utility, businessman K. S. Roelofs has sheds for grain storage, the p bought, moved and transtorm- section foremen's houses are ed a station into an altractivc purchased and hauled away lo permanent residence. .No long- a new location, modernized and' er is it a drab maroon, but a j given an un-CPR shade of jazzy wliite hnd yellow. Paint- And the County of Lethbridge Unused stations, even some some years back, the' of the larger ones which had old Monarch water tower, and: living quarters for the agents, I gave it to the hamlet, which have become almost as presti-j had moved it lo a more con- gious to own in Canadian re- vcnicnt location and has since alters' opinions as England's, been using it as a source of grand old "coach j water supply, not only for the (which according to one Eng- j townfolk, but farmers around b'sh friend is really a fancied take idvanlage of il loo. For a up name for a small fee they can haul away The imaginative owner .of one wa'er for their own use as well.: such station has turned the big I In Claresholm, when the building and has a notion to haul it off to turn it into a "coach house" or a summer cottage may write their de- partment and go through the regular channels of purchasing it, beginning with a reasonable bid. But buildings, sheds and sta- tions are all disappearing rapidly from the scene, .and probably More long, apart from those still in regular rail- way use, they'll be as archaic as the root cellar and the buggy. A freight or a flat car any- one? waiting room into a kind of rec- reation area. The counter, which is good, solid oak and as heavy as a lumber pile has been converted into a bar, corn- sturdy, old 1910 station came up for grabs after completing its usefulness to the railway, a group of citizens got together and approached the CPR to see plete with high stools he's ac- if they could arrange to buy it cumulated from behind many and transform it into a mu- ticket wickets. i seum. The pot-bellied stove would The railway, always obliging make a collector drool, and the j when reasonable transactions hard wooden benches have are put forth regarding their been padded and covered in: buildings, leased it to Ihe town gay chintz so that one can spend a delightful afternoon lolling around in comfort willi- i out having the feeling the train should be rolling in any time. Locally, here and there in grain fields we can see CPR sheds put lo use as granaries. for SI a year and now it is en- joyed by visitors and townfolk alikc, resplendent as it is the district's early memora bilia. The railway's engineering de- partment says anyone who knows of an abandoned CPR TODAY these Birkdole suits are 110.00 next week at Eaton's they will be 79.09 Beaver rides again in a 3-week of brand-name bargains! We've corralled a heap of r. .onoy-saving specials so bring along the Missus snd head on down to Beaver today. But hurry sale end.; in 3 weeks! SAVE ON TOP-QUAi.lTY new lipstick wardrobe Four distinct, color-cued groups of lip colors. Lip Tole provides six fashion lipstick shades In warm-to-cool hues In a compact with a lip brush. Mcrlo Norman's Vioranl Collection Is color-keyed to vivid shades... Muted Collodion, soltor but still bright tones... Sheer Collection, Beo-through brilliant hues... Fragile Collection, the pastols. LlpTotol3 MERLE COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COttEGE MAtt 328-1525 Cifir: Wins Niglit schools amalgamation subject of Wednesday meet Keilh Robin, director of con- linuing education at Lethbridge Community College, will mcot Wednesday with school hoard official in Cardston to discuss a possible amalgamation of white and Indian adult night! school classes. Mr. Robin said today that if Body found RAYMOND (IKS) The badly-decomposed body of nn elderly man was discovered by four Lethbridge high school students Saturday afternoon. The Ixidy was discovered on the Ken Pelcrscn ranch at Craddock Station, four miles south of Stirling, hy Curtis Klovansky, Dale Munro, Brico Thompson and Jack Symc. The boys were hunting at Ihe lime. An anlopsy Siuiday deter- mined l.hc cause of death had been exposure. The Iwxly was identified as Mortal Christian, flo dad lioen missing from Ray- mond for two weeks. Idenlificalion was confirmed by l.lic dead man's brother-in- law, Stanley Grecp of Ray- mond. the Cardslon school board which provides night classes for white adults, and I.CC which provides adult night classes for Indians can join forces, it could mnke both more effective by ending any duplication of ser- vices. "If the experiment proves successful." Mr. Robin said, "we hope to able lo do .some- thing similar with Ihe school divisions in Pinclicr Creek and Brocket, bul that's off in Hie future." Mr. Robin met with Indians on the Blood and Poigan re- serves this week to discuss pro- posed programs for the coming year. lie said he is generally satis- fied will] the response lo the moelinss. "I cnn see possibilities for an exlcnsion into other .subject cooking, sewing, bookkeeping, science and more advanced he said. TWO CLASSIC Arthur Kennedy, the Ihird governor of Vancouver Island, once said there were but Iwo classes of people there convicts and those who oughl lo be convicts." 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