Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Doctors9 conduct to be reviewed EDMONTON (CP) The professional conduct of the province's doctors will be reviewed by the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) despite objections to such an investigation by some doctors, it was announced Tuesday. Dr. Grant McPhail, AMA president, said the association's board has decided to reject a recommendation that doctors be allowed to opt out of the investigation. The AMA feels it can review at doctor's practices "more tenderly and wisely" than the government would, he said. The recommendation was approved at the AMA convention last September but such recommendations are not binding on the executive. Dr. McPhail said a number of doctors objected to having computer printouts of their practices from the health care insurance .commission reviewed by their fellow doctors. "Some didn't want the board of the AMA telling them how often they should see their patients, send them for x-rays, etc, it's a matter of pride." "I personally believe they are wrong. Medical care is in the public arena and it's everybody's business." If a group of doctors decided to pull out of the association's professional review Jurisdiction, the commission would likely put them under close scrutiny, said the association president. The association's 12 member review committee examines as many as 200 doctors through quarterly computer printouts. Dr. McPhail said each doctor on the committee is given about 20 cases to examine. If practices appear irregular and the practitioner involved is unable to justify his practices, the AMA board recommends that the health care insurance commission cut back payments to the doctor. "And the commission is never too reluctant to do that." Blood donors clinic set PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The local Chapter of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses will convene the annual spring blood donors' clinic in St. John's Anglican Parish Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. afld to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 36 28 Pincher Creek .38 28 .17 Medicine Hat 35 29 .19 Edmonton 33 27 Grande Prairie 22 16 Banff...... 42 20 Calgary......29 24 Victoria 51 39 .08 Penticton....... 53 30 Prince George 43 24 Kamloops......57 34 .01 Vancouver...... 50 40 .01 Saskatoon....... 32 18 Regina 27 8 Winnipeg 32 28 Toronto...... 51 33 .02 Ottawa 39 34 .23 Montreal 38 34 .46 St. "ohn's. 37 27 Halifax ......46 30 .35 Charlottetown 36 27 .63 Fredericton..... 40 29 .66 Chicago.....71 46 New York b9 50 .08 Miami.......... 82 76 Los Angeles ___ 72 53 Las Vegas...... 68 45 Phoenix 80 50 .01 Honolulu ......85 70 Rome.......... 64 48 Paris..........68 52 London......... 61 46 Berlin.......... 68 48 Amsterdam..... 70 48 Moscow 50 34 Stockholm..... 50 39 Tokyo 61 39 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary Becoming mainly sunny this afternoon, highs near 40. Lows 20-25. Thursday, sunny, highs near 50. Columbia, Kootenay Cloudy with sunny periods today. Isolated showers. Thursday, mainly sunny, clouding over by noon. Evening showers. Highs both days 45 to 50. Lows tonight in the upper 20s and low 30s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered fain or snow showers this afternoon. Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday with a few showers in the mountains. Highs today 35 to 50. Lows tonight 20 to 30. Highs Thursday 45 to 55. West of Continental Divide Widely scattered showers today. Partly cloudy Thursday. Highs both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. .Monarch Pumps and Water Systems WATER SYSTEMS, Shallow or Deep Well PUMPS: Submersible, Sump, High Pressure, Contractors, Irrigation or Hand Pumps AVAILABLE NOW AT... General Farm Supplies Couttt Hfchmy-fcx 1202-Phone 324-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m., April 3, 1974. Highway 3 east, Lethbridge to Taber, bare and wet with occasional slippery sections. Taber to Medicine Hat, bare and dry. Highway 3 west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C. Boundary, generally bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton, bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 2 north, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Edmonton, bare and dry with occasional slippery patches. Highway 2 south, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway, bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 23, Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River, mainly bare and dry with occasional wet areas. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks, bare and dry. Highway 1 Trans-Canada east, Calgary to Medicine Hat, mainly bare and dry. Medicine Hat to Swift Current, light snow falling and slushy. Highway 1 Trans-Canada west, Calgary to Golden, bare and dry. Golden to Revelsoke, one inch of new snow and occasional slippery sections. Banff-Jasper Highway, mainly bare and dry on the driving lanes. Fording coal company affected by new act Baby interrupts flight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Manak greet each other in a Montreal hospital Tuesday after Mrs. Manak gave birth to a five-pound-five-ounce boy. Labor pains which began on a Copenhagen-New York bound flight forced rerouting of the craft to Pens of eatry: Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing times: Curway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7a.m. untiLU p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m.. to 4 p.m.; Rooteville 7 a.m. to ll Logan Pass. (Canada Customs hours moved one hour earlier Jan. I when Monlaiu went OR davllfht Rail passenger service upgrading talks near VICTORIA IliBlster Leo Nimslck a ntw Coal Act In the British Columbia legislature Tuesday which increases royalties OB coal mined from crown owned land and establishes a stiff natal fee on aon producing coal lands licenced by the government. The new royalty of a ton will affect only Fording River Coal Ltd., a Comlnco Ltd. subsidiary which operates in the Elk Valley of southeastern B.C., said the minister outside House, because it is the only coal mine on crown owned land. Some 40 other coal mines are on privately held land. Mr. Nimsick estimated the royalty will bring in between 14 million and million in its first year. Present royalty paid to the .government by Fording is 25 cents a ton, on production of about one million tons a year. The other new feature of the bill affects oae mutton acres of crown eoal Ucenctt. mainly In the Peace River, where the rent now is M an acre if no work is done If there It work on the land by the company holding the licence, then no annual rent It paid. Under the bill, the boMeri of these coal licences would have to perform exploration and development work to the amount of an acre the first year, rising to 15 an acre after three years, or pay an equivalent amount to the government. Theoretically, it could bring in million a year to the provincial Wl force. treasury whan ia Mr. Nimtfcfc.uid In qa Interview the f1-a-ton royalty in't ooeroos, and petted oat that Fording is seDinr coal now to Japan for a ton. The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDQE WINNER OF ALBERTA ARMY CADET LEAGUE ANNUAL SWHPSTAKl MR. RON WAGER of LETHBRIDQE Etyoy a Weekend GDcluxecRoom For Two For One Night Prime Rib Dinner For Two Phone Your Reservation ___ 253-110U3L CARRIAGE OTTAWA (CP) Edgar Benson, president of the Canadian transport commission, said Tuesday the railways and the government will have to decide in the "reasonable future" whefher to upgrade the rail passenger service. Mr. Benson told the Commons transport committee that he personally expects substantial growth in passenger train service between cities up to 400 miles apart. "Rail passenger equipment is getting very old and coming to the end of its useful he said. "At some time in the reasonable future there has to be a decision by railways and government as to the future of rail passenger service." Dealing with western grain movements, Graham Menzies, the commission's chief of rail service systems, said committee members will have to ask grain and elevator companies why unloading facilities are not modernized to speed movement of grain cars. These facilities were still being handled as they were more than 70 years ago, Mr. Benson said in an inter- view the commission is re- searching ways of improving rail equipment. Railways were more economically efficient in carrying passengers in inter- city travel than other methods of transportation. One problem in improving service is the cost of new equipment, he said. CP Rail earned about four per cent return on capital invested, a low rate compared with other commercial operations. HOW MUCH SUPPORT? The question was how much government support should be provided to railways and whether-the money would be better spent on other methods of transport' Mr. Benson said he expects that within 20 to 30 years that electric trains will operate on a substantial amount of track mileage in Canada. This would be cheaper in the Icng run as rail equipment would last longer on an electric system. 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