The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 12, 1950 · 2
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The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada · 2

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PAfcE TWO New basis of payment to hospitals planned THE LE ADFR-POST. REGINA. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1950- SASKATOON, Sask., (CP). -A new system of payment to pro vincial hospitals under the Sas katchewan government's hospital care plan is "Intended" to be in troduced Jan. 1, It was learned Wednesday. The new system Is designed to prevent hospital income from fluctuating with bed occupancy, i Details were given at the 32nd an-- nual convention of the Saskatche-'t wan Hospital association. , "i The payment method, which is ''to be discussed at the two-day convention, will operate as before . on the basis of a payment from the .. provincial hospital planning com mission, to individual hospitals at - a set rate per patient An average occupancy figure will be set each year. But payments to hospitals wil! not depend solely on occuoancv -.. Part of the rate will be paid in a ; iump sum on semi-monthly or j weekly basis, regardless whether - occupancy is above or below the . original estimates. "It Is intended, to use the new "V system of payment-beginning Jan. . i. 1951" said a statement issued at t.- the convention. Some changes mignt te made in the proposed scheme before that date. "At present,tthe Saskatchewan . hospital services plan oavs hosni 4 tals inclusive per diem rates based ,on the estimated reasonable cos - ca operation. Monthly income of nospitais under the present method of payment fluctuates with the level of occupancy. Monthly expenditures do not fluctuate to the same extent as income, resulting in financial difficulties for hospitals at certain periods of the year. The financial incentives en courage overcrowding in hospitals because lowered accupancy mean a drop In patient revenue. Such overcrowding may result in the erection of unnecessary hospital facilities." The new method of payment was proposed so "hospitals will not be dependent for financial stability upon periods of unnecessarily Willi high occupancy." Moderator is elected j MOOSE JAW, Sask., (Staff). : Be v. A. F. MacSween, pastor of St. J", James church in Melfort, was elec-. ted moderator of the synod of Saskatchewan of the Presbyterian church in Canada at the opening session or the three-day synod which started Tuesday at Knox .cnurch in Moose Jaw. ,... Others elected to the court of Synod were Rev. D. F. Howick, Weyburn, Rev. R. F. Hall, Tisdale, Kev. M. McLean of Yorkton. H. S. Funston of Rosetown, J. R. Carson v, of Swift Current, and D. T. Evans - of Saskatoon. ' Rev. MacSween succeeds Rev. l' 3. P. Schissler of Swift Current, - who has moved to Ontario. Plan not perfect speaker declares If 700 feel thil wif perhaps your blood needs the cletnsing iction of Burdock Blood Bitters to help rid your system of wste matters. By so doing, Burdock Blood Bitters help promote the circulation of rich, mrgiimg blotd, relietes dyspepsia tod also help viral or-(ns function properly. Burdock Blood Bitters should help you as ic has helped thousands of others, to feel better and peppier. 17) HELPS CLEANSE THE 0LOOO IMS SASKATOON, Sask., (CP). The Saskatchewan hospital service scheme is "an excellent plan' but it has "many imperfections" which should be openly discussed and remedied, Mayor J. S. Mills, board chairman of Saskatoon City hospital, said Wednesday. In an address to the 32nd an nual convention of the Saskatchewan Hospital association, the mayor accused provincial of ficials of being unduly "sensi tive to criticism" and adopting "the attitude of hiding their heads in the sand. "I don't want to sit back and worship this plan or any plan or any government," he said. "There's nothing perfect in this world and the Saskatchewan hospital plan has many imperfec tions. It is up to the government and ourselves to iron out these difficulties. "This can best be done by giv ing objective, impartial criticism, I don t look at it with a partisan eye myself, and all credit is due to those who instituted it. "We, as hospital administrators. can make our best contribution by iranK criticism." Dr. J. F. C. Anderson, repre senting the Saskatchewan Colleee of Physicians and Surgeons, said nospitai planning should be ad ministered by a politically im partial agency. He said it is im poriani io nave "a direct sense of . Brown succumbs YORKTON, Sask., (Staff) Herbert J. S. Brown, an employee of the customs office here for near ly 30 years, fell dead from a heart attack while playing golf Tuesday evening. Mr. Brown had appeared in good health, and his death came without warning as he started out on a round of golf at Deer Park course about 6 p.m. in company wun u. J. rrembiey. Mr. Brown is survived by his wire, two sons; Colin of Headly. B.C., Leslie of Toronto, and a daughter Joyce at home. Mr. Brown was born at Lost- wumei, uornwan, England, in 1882, and came to Canada in 1907. In 1914 he joined the 31st battalion and went overseas in June the following year. He was wounded in action and returned to Canada in 1917 to join the customs branch. He came to Yorkton in 1918 and married Miss J. Thursa Runnalss in 1919. Mr. Brown was a life mem ber of the Yorkton Masonic lodge. runeral arrangements had not been completed Wednesday. of responsibility on the part each individual" in such plans. He pledged the support of Sas katchewan medical men in improving and extending hospital services in the province. Dr. H. E. Baird, Regina, president of the Saskatchewan Hospital association,' said the keynote of the convention would be discus sion of the first four years' ex perience under the hospital plan. Rising operating costs are posing many new difficulties, he said, but "too often one hears unwar ranted criticism that is anything but helpful." Revenue inadequate is claim SASKATOON. Sask.. (CP). More .than 73 percent of Saskat chewan hospitals answering a recent survey said rates per patient paid from the provincial hospital plan are insufficient to meet operating expenses, it was learned Wednesday. At the annual convention of the Saskatchewan Hospital association, secretary J. Smith of York- ton disclosed results of a questionnaire answered by 68 hospitals in the province. In reply to the question "is your per diem rate sufficiently high to meet operating expenses?" 50 hospitals said no ; and 18 said "yes." Budgeting Errors Factors which contributed to uneconomic operations cited by these hospitals, in the order of frequency, -were "rate too low;" increased food costs; increased use of drugs and dressings: salarv increases to nurses and other staff; low occupancy; and errors in budgeting. n . j : lt - j t -' i : fl! . - I f " 4 - W ' ' - f I s V I - A 4J i i . r an w 1 CHAJNOJb Of AILNU: Hungry Herb Strusse, 19, had a chicken dinner all lined up, but because of an inquisitive motorist he had to settle for stew in a Los Angeles jail. Strussa had hitched a ride into town when the driver became suspicious of cackling noises inside Strusse's bulging jacket and tipped off police. As Strusse searched "Skid Row" for some cooking facilities, police accosted him, opened his jacket and shook out the hen. Feeder auction show begins MOOSE JAW, Sask., (Staff), tions were slightly less than they The 28th annual Saskatchewan have been for the past few years, feeder show and auction sale got! but they looked forward to a under way with the judging of record entry list in the cattle Foreign films for festival YORKTON, Sask., (Staff). A two-day international film festival, the first held in the prarie provinces, was officially opened Wednesday evening in city hall by Mayor C. G. Langrill and E. F. Holllday, commissioner of the Saskatchewan film board, ' Film entries are from the lega tion of Switzerland, American em bassy, national film hnarrf rJV the VubUc well informed, and " . . HWH. V i VUI1 , , , . , . , iu fuuinuie enterprises lor rne welfare of the community," vjould you HESITATE TO GIVE $10 fOR $100? Then why delay .... pay your hospitalization tax today. This small investment can save you many times its value should you require hospital treatment during the coming year. The due date is November 30 ... . YOUR HOSPITALIZATION TAX IS DUE NOVEMBER 30 Why Dloy? Poy Today At Your Local Collection Office. Jail term for attach. robbery YORKTON, Sask. (Staff). In R.C.M.P. court Wednesday, 18-year-old William Kinistino pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and robbery with violence. He was sentenced to six months hard labor in Regina jail, together with a fine of $200 or an additional six months on thej first charge and three months on the second charge, with the sen tnees to run concurrently. Police testified the accused, in company with a 12-year-old boy, had attacked a 14 -year -old girl Saturday night as she was walking home near the east outskirts of the city. A purse containing 26 cents and a scarf valued at $2 were stolen. Kinistino was said to have thrown the girl to the ground but released her when he was frightened by a passing car and the girl's screams for help. The attack took place where the CPR railway crosses highway wo. 9. The girl had been fol lowed from Livingstone street and along the railway tracks. Police found the accused living in a tent a short distance from the scene. He was taken into custody a few hours after the girl's father re ported the attack. ' I Judge Alex Ross told the ac cused ne appeared' io nave a better education than most of the people on the Indian reserve but if he did not change his ways, "one of these days you will be put away for good as you are either bad or irresponsible." I ana, Crawley films limited of Canada, consult de, France, legation of Sweden, office of the hieh commissioner for India, Norwegian national travel office, United King dom miormation office, Royal Dan isn legation, Brazilian embassy, of nee or the high commissioner for New Zealand, Netherlands em bassy and the Canadian Forestry association. Amateur exhibitors are. RalDh Steuck of Abernethy, H. Ferman, a. fctamw, r. Adamson and Rev, P. O. Olson, all of Yorkton. The district film council's work shop is being held in conjunction with the festival and delegates irom about 30 councils are attend mg. Wednesday afternoon, class room instructors, including city and rural teachers, received instruction from E. F. Holliday of the film board in Regina on the use of audio-visual aids and heard an address by E. Foster of the national film board, Winnipeg. Three other programs were in session at the same time with the public enjoying a series of films at Yorkton theatre and showings in the auditoriums of St. Joseph's College and the collegiate institute. "Wednesday evening, a large crowd attended at the city hall auditorium to see the showing of 12 mms and to participate in vot ing for the films of their choice. Thursday morning at the district meeting following registration of delegates, Professor K. W. Gordon of the University of Saskatchewan will speak on the use of the films for community enterprise. R. E. Johnson of Regina, national film board representative, will deal with film council activities in Saskatchewan. Guest Speaker Mr. E. Foster of the film board, Winnipeg, will . be guest speaker at a luncheon in St. Andrew's United church. Mr. Foster will also speak to the delegates in the afternoon on audio-visual equipment and its application to com munity service. This will be followed by the business session, a , discussion of film supply and libraries, and the election of district officers. . For the public, the program begins at 2:30 p.m. in the city hall with an address by Professor Gor don. Twenty-two films will be shown to the public Thursday. Chairmen are W. J. Croll and N. Roebuck. President of the Yorkton film council, Paul Welgan explained the purpose of the festival is "to en courage distribution and wider use of audio-visual aids, with particular emphasis on documentary and educational 16 m.m. films to lambs at the Moose Jaw stock yards Wednesday afternoon. The show was to continue Thursday morning with judging of steers and calves and the auction of breeding ewes, Rambouillet rams and feeder Iambs. H. Billard of Dollard, carried off first prize for the best carload of feeder lambs, white faces. Billard's carload of more than 100-head was the lone entry in the event. For the second year in row. G. S. Hawkins and Alex Mc- Diarmid of Moose Jaw, were awarded first prize for the best carload of feeder lambs, black faces. Second and third prizes went to C. Tindall of Rock Glen. Bill Bricker of Dona von, cop-' ped the first prize for the best pen of fifteen feeder lambs, domestic. 'Other award winners in the competition were J. R Moore of Valjean, second prize; W. t. Jones of Valour, third prize, and R. Jensen of East Poplar, fourth prize. No more than one entry was accepted from each owner in this event. , The judging was done by Dean J. W. G. MacEwan of the college or agriculture and home economics. University of Manitoba, Jack Byers, dominion supervisor, production service, Calgary, and J. E. Gallagher of Waterdown Ont. Show officials said Wednesday entries for the sheep competi- STORE SOLD SALTCOATS, Sask., (Special) The Red and White store here, formerly owned by William Lander, has been sold to Gunn and MtcDonald. ' ; events. Largest event of its kind in the province, the feeder show here is under patronage of dominion and provincial departments of agriculture and citizens of Moose Jaw and district, in co-operation with the Saskatchewan Stock Growers' ssociation and the Saskatchewan Livestock association. In the cattle judging competi tions which are to start Thursday, there are prizes in six different groups. Activities at the feeder show will wind up Thursday with a banquet and dance. Guest speaker at the affair will be Agriculture Minister I. C. Nollet. The three-day show will con clude Friday with the auction sale of feeder steers and calves. J. W. Durno of Calgary is auctioneer. Shortage critical WEYBURN. Sask. (Staff). Mayor Rick Smith Tuesday nltht appointed Aldermen Georg Burge, J. H. Stavely, and Dr. F. C. Eaglesham to a committee to interview Social Welfare Minister J. H. Sturdy with a view to entering into negotiations with the provincial and federal governments for houses for the city under the new amendment to the National Housing act. The step was taken by council after the Chamber of Commerce had requested council to look into the matter in view of the suto housing shortage here. Council made a grant of $50 to the St. Johns ambulance association. A petition for a street liaht at the corner of seventh street and railway avenue was approved. ine report of the relief com mittee stated there were 38 persons on relief during September, the same number as last month, but an increase of 12 persons over the corresponding month last year. Total relief expenditure was $743. Water consumption by the citizens in September amounted to 4,604,288 gallons, a daily average of 158,768 gallons. 1 CL i KEM-GLO Tht Miraclt lustre Emmtl nfP Looks and washes like baked enamel y ... as easy to keep clean as your new refrigerator of Those who Buy, and Sell TEMPERATE ZONE Hottest temperature recorded at Greenwick observatory was 88.9 degrees on Aug. 19, 1932. RATES ARE: EACH ADULT (includes persons over 18 ytorj nd oil persons' who ore self-supporting, morried, widowed or divorced) - EACH DEPENDENT CHILD under 18 yeorI $10.00 $ S.OO MAXIMUM TAX for taxxjyer, his spouse, dependants under 18 yeort, children over 18 who ore incopacitoted by reason of physicol or mental infirmity ond dependants between 18 and 21 years who ore ortendino educational institutions or training, ot o school of nursing $30.00 If yr t is $20.00 or mn, yen mey sy $15.00 now the rest by My 31. 151. 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