Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Limit may be set on doctors practicing in city hospitals i S By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge hospitals may prohibit any additional doctors from practising in the two city The Herald has learned. A hospitals' committee has recommended to the medical staffs of the Lethbridge Municipal and St. Michael's Hospitals that the number of physicians allowed to practise in the hospitals should remain at its current level. A report by the obtained by The says the ratio of physicians to hospital beds should remain as it is one doctor for each four active treatment beds. The investigating the limitation of medical said in its report if more physicians are allowed to practice in the the quality of treatment could decline. is felt if the medical staff increases to a point where there is more than one physician for four certain physicians may tend to lose interest in the hospital population and may make less frequent visits or turn over their hospital responsibilities to the report reads But at least one city physician and member of a medical staff here said he believes the opposite is true. Passage of the recommendation through the medical staffs and hospital boards would be harmful to the public seeking care from the doctor of their he said. The who asked his name be said a person should have the right to be treated by the doctor of his choice whether in a physician's office or a hospital. But if a physician is not accepted as a member of the hospital medical staff he cannot treat a patient in the hospital. beds should go to the physicians with the sickest patients and not to those on the he said. In reaching its the comprised of six city quoted the Ontario Hospital Appeal Board which said a hospital had the right to reject an application for medical staff admission when the services of the applicant were considered unnecessary. the public hospital with medical staff leads to serious administrative but as well dilutes or completely destroys one of the most important factors controlling the quality of health peer the appeal board said. The Herald said if there is no incentive for physicians to come to Lethbridge which there will not be if they cannot practice in a hospital health care will be diluted. With more people coming to Lethbridge the time patients spend in clinic waiting rooms will the 49-year-old physician said. Coupled with the committee's recommendations to close the hospitals to any more staff it has recommended tighter entrance requirements to the staffs and an automatic retirement age. If a physician would transfer from the active medical staff to the consulting medical staff when he reaches age 65. The consulting staff would have the privileges of prescribing nor discharging patients. may because of extensive past be requested to suggest forms of treatment for hospitalized the committee suggested. The retirement recommendation would not be implemented until but other having been tabled by the medical could be decided upon in September. They would then go to the hospital boards for ratification. I I The Lethbridge Herald Killed in riots Thai policeman examines bodies NEB won't raise price of August oil exports By JEFF CARRUTHERS OTTAWA-The National Energy Board has decided to leave the export charge on ex- ported Canadian crude oil un- changed in August at the a barrel imposed this month. The export charge has made Canadian oil among the most if not the most ex- imported oil used by the United States. Exclusive of transportation charges from Edmonton to the markets in the U.S. Mid- Canadian oil costs 90 a barrel on the is if the U.S. refiners can get what have been dwindling supplies of Canadian crude. the National Alta. couple seek advice on keeping bought baby From the Canadian Press An couple who bought a baby girl from a Toronto woman for last year are seeking legal advice on how they can legally keep the child. Mr. and Mrs. Donald formerly of have consulted a legal aid lawyer in Medicine Hat. They are caring for the now 18 months old. Beverly Ann was charged Thursday by police who say a woman sold her 10-day- old daughter to a Collingwood couple. Mrs. who is to appear in Orangeville court Aug is charged with fraud in connection with the making out of a false registration of birth. It is not an offense un- der the Canada Criminal Code to sell a baby. The police investigation began after the Smiths went to police in the West to see what could be done to make their acquisition of the baby legal. Energy Board and federal energy department officials are still awaiting the expected retroactive increase in ticipation costs that are supposed to be levied by Oil Petroleum Exporting Countries sometime this retroactive to Jan. 1. In the NEB boosted its and reasonable for exported Canadian crude oil by a barrel more than the average world price for crude on the assumption that the retroactive increase in price oil-producing states sell their share of oil be an- nounced early in July. There has been no such increase to date. Man shot VANCOUVER One man was dead and two were in hospital following an early- morning shooting incident in the city's south side early today. Police said the incident occurred at the Rayonier Silver Tree Lumber Division at about 1 a.m. VOL. LETHBRIDGE. JULY 5. 1974 15 CENTS 28 Pages Meat cutters No work without pact By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer The workers locked out since June 5 by three meatpacking chains will not return to work until they have a a union spokesman said Thursday. Norm business representative for the Canadian Food and Allied said in a telephone interview from Edmonton the union would not recommend returning unless it gets an agreement. The union had been willing to bargain when the companies had he said. is plenty of time before Monday to reach a he if bargaining would begin Mr. Leclaire said Premier Peter Lougheed met union representatives Thursday and jBritish proposals by Irish Death toll rises in Bangkok riots BANGKOK Gun battles swirled around a police station in Bangkok's Chinatown tonight as the death toll neared 30 from three nights of fighting between police and rioters. Premier Sanya Thammasak conferred with his cabinet and King Bhumibol then told correspondents that two Chinese motorcycle gangs were behind the violence. Sanya said he does not plan to impose a curfew under the state of emergency declared but urged residents to stay home. Elsewhere in the one mob tried to burn a gasoline station and bus companies or- dered their vehicles from the streets to avoid having them commandeered. Sanya reported to his cabinet that 25 civilians and one policeman had died in the rioting since midnight Wednesday night and this afternoon. The toll went higher later today because of the shooting deaths of a woman a young male disaster relief volunteer and at least one young Chinese near the em- battled police station. About two dozen policemen and 124 civilians were reported to have been and police reported the arrest of more than 80 persons. Sanya's government had claimed that it had contained the violence before the latest killing began when the slain woman and a male companion were caught up in a crossfire Seen and heard About town Vaughan Hembroff telling disbelieving fellow aldermen he won the lawyers' golf tournament Irene Norman clutching a small paper cup and chasing an ivy leaf along windy 4th Avenue Sundial School reunion organizer Dick Papworth welcoming former students with NDPers from B.C at the police station Officers said they do not know which side fired the fatal shots. A government broadcast said the state of emergency proclaimed Thursday may be lifted soon. But hundreds of troops and police patrolled Bangkok's on guard against a renewal of the violence after nightfall. The violence reflects long- simmenng resentment by the city's young Chinese against Thai police. people here just hate said one police officer assigned to Chinatown. Nixon travelled despite danger KEY Fla. President Nixon's doctor says Nixon was warned that a permanent blood clot in his left leg might kill him dur- ing his Middle East trip but that the president insisted on going ahead with travel plans. Dr. Tkach tor the first time said Nixon has thrombophle- which he said involves the presence of a permanent blood clot in his left leg. clot is pretty well fix- Dr. Tkach explain- ing it has attached itself to the wall of a vein and no longer is likely to break loose and go to his heart or develop- ment that might prove fatal. Dr. Tkach said he con- sidered hospital treatment for Nixon at the time the presi- dent first told him of leg swelling. But he said who had kept the ailment secret from him for several was insistent on going forward with his Middle East trip although told him what the potential hazards would be of a clot breaking off and hitting his heart or told them the companies had agreed to re-open the plants and resume bargaining. There was no meeting with company officials though one was set for this he said Burns and Canada Packers meat-packing chains agreed to end their month- long lockout following a meeting with Mr. Lougheed Wednesday. The provincial government has indicated it would like the workers to go back Monday even if there is no agreement by then. Talks in the contract dispute broke down when the com- panies refused a union request for separate talks with the un- ion's Alberta committee. They said they were willing to negotiate only on a national basis. The union withdrew strike notice against Swift's before the lockout began. The firms went saying they could not operate under the threat of a strike. Smaller packing plants have continued operating during the some with locked- out workers added to their but they haven't been able to handle the available cattle. The secretary manager of the Alberta Cattle Com- P. G. said Thursday in Calgary there could be a flood of cattle on the market if the plants do re- open. Feedlot operators would have to allow the backlog of cattle to come to market in a manner which would not severely reduce he said. The supply was built up by a reduction of to 000 head per week in the provincial cattle kill during the dispute. operators have been using restraint throughout this he urge them to con- tinue this restraint until the surplus of cattle has moved through the Price hikes second BELFAST Militant Protestant leaders rejected today key parts of the British government's new proposals to bring peace to Northern Ireland Initial response from the Roman Catholic militants of the Irish Republican Army also was unfavorable Pnme Minister Harold Wil- son's Labor government issued a white paper Thursday proposing that the citizens of Northern Ireland elect a con- stitutional convention to decide on a form of govern- ment acceptable to both warr- ing religious communities. The white paper set three conditions for any new con- It must provide for power to be shared between the Protestants and it must recognize that Northern Ireland has a special relationship with the Irish and it must be approved by the British Parliament. Rev. Ian a leader of the Protestant said he rejects any special link the republic. Harry leader of the Protestant Unionist said he can see no future in sharing power with anyone aspiring to a United meaning the Catholics Marie vice- president of Provisional Sinn the IRA's political complained because the white paper did not indicate a date for British withdrawal from Northern Ireland or say anything about ending intern- ment of IRA members and suspects without' trial. Moderate Catholic leader Gerry Fitts said the proposals are acceptable because they emphasize power sharing and the relationship with the republic. Brian his Protestant chief in the coali- tion government that collaps- ed earlier this said the election should be deferred for at least a year Cominco pickets harass B.C. Picketing turned ugly as strik- ing steelworkers interfered with supervisory personnel reporting for work at Cominco Ltd. Thursday morning. There were shouts of as cars were dented and aerials were torn off by a crowd Of 60 to 70 who gathered at the company's main gates here about 6 a.m. Normally only three or four pickets are on duty at the gates. A film crew from the National Film Board was on hand to record the incident. Cominco vice-president A. V. Marcolin said the van- dalism was disgusting. The incident occurred as a strike by members of the United Steelworkers of Local entered its fourth day. The Trail along with about others in Kimberley and Salmo walked off the job at midnight Sunday night after negotiations broke down. Cominco has confirmed that first-line supervisors have been ruled out of the un- ion by the labor relations board pending a hearing here next week. Names of super- visors crossing the picket lines have been posted on a so- called scab list at Commco's gates. Marvin president of the union's Local Wednesday predicted a long strike and said the main issues are welfare and pen- sions. He said money although not yet are less contentious. The com- pany's last offer was a flat increase in the first year of a two-year with second-year increases open to negotiation. Under the a laborer's hourly rate would increase to for the first and a tradesman's rate would increase to Some food offers 'bacteriology course9 highest Inside EDMONTON The of bacteria in food can be attributed to nadequate refrigeration and the director Edmonton's environmental icalth service said Thursday. Dr. Ken Pennifold said nspections by his department if retail food stores turned up items such as frozen meat pies and ham salad sandwiches with billions of many of them toxic. He told the 40th national convention of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors that some ham salad sandwiches had a of the bacteria associated with human and animal excrement. There was enough bacteria to the south end out of an army Dr. Pennifold said some tins of spice offer course in wonder the meat processing plants will only buy what is known in the trade as sterile spice for they don't want to louse up their meat products with the stuff that mom brings home for our Dr. Pennifold called for strict standards to keep contaminated food off the shelves. Standards should be set and enforced by inspectors. Dr. Michael a professor of food and nutrition at the University of said there should be educational programs to teach food handlers ways to prevent contamination. PARIS Canada showed the second-highest in- crease in consumer prices in May of any of the 24 countries with membership in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Develop- ment But the Paris-based OECD said today that for the over-all 12 months ending in the Canadian increase was less than the average for the 24 countries. In May Canadian consumer prices increased by 1.7 per rpnt nvpr Iho nrovinne mnnth 'Xerox this. I another speech.' Classified........22-26 Comics........... 20 Comment...........4 District........... 17 Locals Markets...........21 Theatres...........11 Travel.............9 Weather............2 At Home ...........3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SAT. COOL.