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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 1, THE LCTHBRIDQE HERALD 9 OTTO LANG Rail cars question raised OTTAWA (CP) The government is not yet satisfied with commitments by Canadian National Railways and CP Rail on the delivery of Prairie grain, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board, said Thursday Replying to a Commons question by Alf Cleave (NDP Saskatoon Mr Lang said meetings still are being held with the railways on delivery of grain to Thunder Bay, Ont, and to West Coast ports The question of whether enough rail cars are being provided also was raised by John Diefenbaker (PC-Prince The former prime minister said he has reports that there is a shortage of rail cars for deliveries to the West Coast and cars for deliveries to Thunder Bay. If this was true, would the government consider authorizing a freight controller to direct cars to the sector of the economy most in need? Mr Lang said the government is prepared to look at any necessary step to speed grain deliveries However, more grain has been moved already this year than in the whole of most years, he said Mr. Lang acknowledged that there have been problems both in getting grain delivered by farmers and in moving it from the collection points. This was partly because heavy snow had prevented some farmers from making deliveries. Mr Diefenbaker replied that "no snow job like that can cover the gov- ernment's failure B.C. doctors take pay cut VICTORIA (CP) Average yearly medical insurance payments to 10 types of specialists actually declined last year, some of them by several thousand dollars, the British Columbia Medical Services Commission reports In its annual report of fee for service payments to doctors up to March 31. 1973. urologists, plastic surgeons and gynecologists and obstetricians took the largest pay cuts about each. The last two classifications received an average of 161.315 in fiscal 1972 but last year the figure went down to Plastic surgeons, who got on average two years ago. dropped to in 1973. while urologists declined to from The 1.212 general practitioners saw their payments go up to from while the next largest group 150 general surgeons had a slight increase of to and 138 anesthetists rose to from McPKce named press chief TORONTO James A McPhee. 53. former Ontario regional director of public relations for the department of national defence and one-time Alberta area army public relations officer, has been appointed press secretary to Premier William Davis of Ontario. Mr McPhee. a native of Abbotsford. B.C who has headed his public relations firm in Toronto since retiring from the armed forces two years ago. for years has been Canadian press coordinator for royal tours. Alberta school bus legislation delayed Suffield will be phased out EDMONTON (CP) Changes in legislation affecting school bus operations recommended by the pupil transportation study paper will be delayed until the fall to permit school boards and others enough time for full reaction, Alberta Education Minister Lou Hyndman announced today. "Many school boards have already expressed general reactions, but others have requested time to make detailed reviews of the implications for their Mr. Hyndman said. "We expect further reactions at two seminars scheduled in March 15 and 29. "We will be proceeding to finalize new policies this fall and expect full implementation of new regulations effective Jan 1. By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Over 200 scien- tists and technicians will be moved to Winnipeg from Suf- field in Alberta and Ottawa under the plan to establish a new defence research board laboratory in Winnipeg, defence department spokesmen said here Thursday when the 1974-75 federal estimates were tabled in the Commons. Some of the research work now done at Shirley's Bay de- fence research station in Ot- tawa will be moved to the new Winnipeg laboratory. However the defence department stressed that not all the work at Shirley's Bay would be moved to the new base proposed for Manitoba. It is to be built at a cost of about starting in 1975 The work of construction will be completed in 1977. An- nual operating costs of the new Winnipeg laboratory will be about according to Defence Minister James Richardson. The defence spokesman, when the estimates were tabled, said the 30 scientists and technicians working on radar studies for the department of commu- nications along with another 70 employees of the defence research board will be involved in the move to Winnipeg from Ottawa. However he emphasized they will not be "forced" to move. Mr. Richardson has empha- sized that the desire of the government is to stimulate the development of high- technology secondary industries in western Canada There is no move to shut down establishments, in Ottawa, but perhaps to curtail their size and transfer some of the work to the west. Employees at Shirley's Bay in Ottawa were shocked and some were dismayed by the announcement Several hoped to continue to make their home in Ottawa and retire there. The operations at the Defence -Research Establishment at Suffield near Medicine Hat will be phased out. A spokesman for the department explained that oil has been discovered in that area and the decision has been made to gradually close down the base The Canadian Forces training base at Suffield will continue in operation for the present. Suffield now employs a total of 184 This vicious Tobacco. Tea Leaves. Molasses. Painkiller. Red Ink. The basis of firewater was grain alcoholjj very small proportion. There was enough however, r r a people who had no experience with-the effects of dr spirits. They gave determined that if the Mounties the their desire to protect the Indian, then they would destroy the sources of the firewater that was ruining his people. He sent a brother to the Mounties at Pert Macleod, telling them that there was a whiskey fort not far away. True to their word, they sent a detachment to the fort, destroyed the barrels, and, after a forty-mile chase, captured the traders as well, fined them two hundred dollars and confiscated a number of buffalo robes. In this way, Crowfoot was satisfied that the Mounties were to be trusted... a trust that paved the way for a province with a history one hundred years proud. From our proud post the promise of our future. ALBERTA RC.MP CENTURY CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE, P.O. BOX 1974, EDMONTON, ALBERTA. T5J 2P4 ;