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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1978 THI LITMMIDQI HBNALD Museum plaque honors Dr. Bethune Special M tfct HcnM PEKING Dr. GlnfTM of Montreal toft dtUvwiof nwroorUl to Dr. Nor- bihslf of Caiadlan Mttflcal AModatkM. HM pltfnM will bt pUctd IB tktIBftkHM nmmtm in the central China city where Dr. BethUM is burled. Hie pUoue was handed over at a simple ceremony In the International Peace Hospital in which is dedicated to Dr Bethune. It flcials In the presence of reprtsentativw of the Medical Association. The cast of aluminum ana hears a simple Inscription In Engltoh and Preach beneath a Mante Leaf flaf and the sym- bol of the Canadian Medical Association. The inscription pays tribute to the sacrifice made by Dr. who died while In the service of the Red Army in The plaque ceremony grew out of the visit to SUhchiacbuanf .earlier this dedicated to Dr. Bethune. It SUncniacbuanf .earlier this was accepted by museum of- year of a CMA delegation tod by Dr. then president of the organisation. Delega- tion members laid a wreath at Dr. Bethune's but felt that a more-permanent tribute from the CMA was re- quired. The plaque idea was proposed and approved on their return to Canada. In a speech at the handover Dr. Gingras paid a rich tribute to Dr. Bethune that the Canadian widely ostracized by the Cana- dian medical profession dur- ing his might have found ironic. He Dr. Gingras excellent doctor and a surgeon gifted with great dexterity and inex- haustible Dr. Gingras Dr. Bethune was firm- ly committed to the principle of equal access to quality medicine for ail. He had shown a total devotion to his and had against not only in China but in too. Dr. Gingras Dr. Bethune would approve of the standards of medical care in Canada today. would have been very he have been a doctor in Canada where the best of our medical care is available to to both the rich and the the weak and the strong. He would have been pleased to see the great ad- vances of China towards the same LARGEST POOL The world's largest swimm- ing pool is in Morocco. The Orthlieb Pool is feet long and 246 feet wide. Preparing for more troops Canadian Col. D. E. Holmes spoke to newsmen in Cairo this week after arriving from Ottfawa to arrange for more peace keeping troops to serve in the Mideast. Colonel seeks comfort for Mideast soldiers The Mercedes-Benz 450SL a high performance sport machine with power-steering and automatic transmission. About PRO-MOTORS 1620 2nd Avonira Lerthbrldge 328-8117 By KEVIN DOYLE CAIRO Lt.-Col. George Simpson of Ottawa doesn't bubble with enthusiasm or bristle with im- rarely screams when things go wrong and never boasts when they turn out right. Simpson is second-in-com- mand with the Canadian .peace-keeping contingent in the Middle East and under- study to Brig.-Gen. Douglas Nicholson. He has served abroad in the Congo with United Nations forces in 1962- 63 and before that with a NATO contingent in West Ger- many. His mainly one of organization and support for the 550 or so Canadians now is a difficult one. it's really not much more'demanding than similar work in he said. difference here is that there are real problems to be dealt with. Everything you do is important for you can see the results of your takes issue with those in the contingent who think living conditions in their tent headquarters here are abominable. is a part of he things are getting better fast. In a very short time we'll have everything we need to live comfortably out Simpson's working day begins at a.m. and usual- ly finishes a couple of hours before midnight. He will play a key role in ar- ranging accommodation and housing for the 559 additional Canadians expected to arrive during the next several weeks as a result of a UN decision to allot them movement maintenance and other duties in addition to providing communications for the entire peacekeeping force. bound to be hectic. But give us three months or so and I think we'll have worked out a' routine that will be ef- ficient and that everyone can live He says the morale of the Canadians who already have settled in has not always been high. But they get ac- customed to their spirits pick up again. More than 50 Canadians have taken up positions along the ceasefire and Simpson says morale is no longer a major concern. His aim is to see at least four comfor- table mess halls built for the along with kitchens and dining not to mention toilets and showers that work. Simpson's and three children live in where he is based. mail' plague infests doctor's office By JEFF CARRUTHERS Special to the Herald OTTAWA not even can escape the long arm of the computerized direct otherwise known as operation. The Canadian Medical representing about of the country's has recently sold its national computer listing of all doc- tors in Canada to a Toronto computer Com- puter Resources Ltd. The Toronto company will use the physicians' listing in computerized direct mail campaigns aimed at doc- tors. Drug companies are most likely to be interested. The CMA claims the arrangement offers two benefits to the Ottawa-based national doctors' association. Computer Resources Ltd. will provide income for the CMA. There will be a royalty of per names sold for direct mailings. 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