Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THE LETKBRIDGE HERALD Monday, September 18, 1972 Craig didn't seek inquiry By CIIIEG HIcINTYRE Herald Staff Writer Dr. David Craig, an Edmon- ton physician charged with fraud and criminal negligence, has never asked lor an inquiry into his case, says Neil Craw- ford, minister of health and social development. A director of the Alberta Hu- man Rights and Civil Liberties Association charged m Leth- bridge earlier this week that there should be an inquiry into the "complete incompetence" in the attorney-general's de- partment responsible for the Craig case. All charges against Dr. ,Craig were dropped after numerous court adjournments, said Dr. Doug Armstrong of the Univer- siyt of Alberta. Dr. Armstrong told the South- ern Alberta Council on Public Affairs that police and govern- ment officials were "out to get" Dr. Craig. "e said Dr. Craig _ was a who had pioneerei mcthadone treatment and made life uncomfortable for the au- ihorities by criticizing existing methods of treatment of drug acHicts. Mr. Crawford, visiting a mim- of city social service groups, said in all interview that mucli criticism has been levelled at the attorney-gen- eral's department over the Craig case. "The attorney general has stated his position on a number of occasions and my position has been to reiterate said the health minister. "Regarding an inquiry, Dr. Craig himself hasn't asked for an inquiry. I tlunk that is rele- vant to any action the govern- ment would take." Dr. Craig was arrested January and charged with de- frauding the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission and criminal negligence in the deaths of four drug addicts. Dr. Armstrong charged thai Instead of seizing files on all ot Dr. Craig's patients, he police should only have taken files of the four patients who died. The case aroused concern about the confidentiality of medical records and the rela- tionship between a doctor and his patients. Jim Oshiro of Cooldalc, presi- dent of the Alberta Medical As- sociation, said in an interview that doctors are worried over the possible erosion of privacy of medical records as medical information becomes available to increasingly larger numbers of people. Dr. Oshiro would not com- ment darcctly on the Craig case, but said the issue of con- fidentiality of medical informa- tion could come up at the an nual meeting of the AMA in Edmonton Sept. 27 to 29. Health Minister Crawford said he will welcome any sug- gestions the medical profession can make about how to better protect the privacy of medical records. CONTINUES 2-SPEED AUTOMATIC WASHER with MATCHING ELECTRIC DRYER United Appeal starts today The 1972 Lelhbridge United Appeal campaign starts today. The campaign, to raise mon- ey for 15 member agencies, was officially launched at a noon luncheon at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. There were 16 agencies tak- ing part in the previous years. Tliis year, the Canadian Mental Health Association has with- drawn from the campaign. No objective is set for this year. However, organizers said last year's figure of will have to be exceeded if the needs of the IS agencies are to be met. "Several agencies are carry- Ing out their services under extreme ly stringent circum- stances and ore hopeful that the citizens of Lethbridge vrtll respond to their a Com- munity Chest news release said today. Mayor Andy Anderson called the United Appeal the "con- science of a community." "It is Ilic continuing tradition of people helping people, of peo- ple working to make this an even better place to live, a com- munity we can continue to proud the mayor said. More than 200 canvassers will start calling on the city's business establishments today, to be followed by the house-to- ll o u s e canvass commencing Oct. 16. Canvassers will call on residences. Another donations will be sought through letters. Organizers are looking for- ward to a large part of the funds from employee payroll deduction schemes. "The aim is to conduct as successful a campaign as pos- sible in the shortest period of the Community Chest said. This year's campaign will be the last for Jim Smith, long- time executive director of Community Chest. Allan Purvis, the assistant executive director, will take over next year. 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Helping him do it is someone who identifies himself ES a "patron of the arts" who has supplied Alf with a studio since June. Mr. Boguski has enjoyed the axperience of "real art" in comparison with what he refers to as academic art taught at the university. "There is a def- inite dichotomy (division) thai most people don't he said. "I've spent the summer ex- perimenting and attacking dif- ferent problems. I don't really arks in the province. With last year's figures in jrackels, they are: Banff, 613, 365 Jasper, Watertoii, and Elk Island, 121, 209 Bus service The city transit system Is operating a special bus route to the Lethbridge Community College. One bus in the morning leaves 4th Aye. and 6th St. S. at and is driven directly LCC administration In the afternoon, one bus Is scheduled to leave the college, for downtown at and an- Campus-wander part of V opening If these Geaerol Electric products are advertised for less anywhere In Southern Alberta within the next 12 months we will refund the difference In cash. Visitors to the University of Lethbridge official opening cer- emonies next weekend will have an opportunity to wander around the impressive complex at their leisure. Sept. 23 and 24 have been designated "open house Cays" for the campus opening. Student guides will be posted at strategic points around the campus to aid visitors in find- ing their way around. The open house mil be held NEW HOME FOR SALE 1513 SI Andrews Road, Lethbridge 345-3588 COAIDAIE or apply within APPLIANCE-TV CENTRE Bill BAKER 812 "th AVE. S. PHONE 328-1673 WAYNE BAKER NO DOWN PAYMENT UP TO 36 MONTHS TO PAY Fren delivery anywhere In Southern Alberta Grain accepted in in both the main academic res- idence building and the recent- ly-completed physical education fine arts complex near the main parking lot, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the tours, var- ious university departments will be organizing their own displays to give the public a glimpse of the study matter and methods involved. The university cafeteria, ov- erlooking the Oldman River, will be serving snacks and re- freshments during the week- end. City transit buses will be travelling to the campus all weekend with a bus leaving the downtown area every half I hour. MONEY FOR YOUTH George Martin, left, president of the local Army, Navy and Air Force unit, presents a cheque for to Father Bruce Field, command- ing officer of the Navy teague Cadet Corps in Lethbridge. Medallions to raise funds STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 3143rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 The Alberta division of the Army, Navy and Air Force Vet- Association, in conjunc- tion with other provincial units, has launched a merchandising campaign aimed at raising money for youth development programs. Gordon Thomson, first vice- president, Dominion command, told a press conference in Letli- bridge Saturday that a scries of medallions will be sold during the next five years, with a dif- ferent medallion designed for each year. Mr. Thomson said one of the main aims of the program is to help finance summer camps for youngsters between the ages of 15 and 17. "This is the age group that is not being looked after he said. Mr. Thomson envisions a camp in each province where the youngsters can take part in mind and body-building activi- ties during the summers. Proceeds from the sale ot tho medallions nt each, will be divided among local, provincial and the federal commands of ,he association. Mr. Thomson said the five medallions could soon become collectors' items. The medallions are now avail- able from members of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans' Association in the city. Following the press confer- ence, the local command pre- sented a cheque for to I Father Bruce Field, command- ing officer of the local Navy League Cadet Corps. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! Meals On Wheels Thank You! The Society for Meals On Wheels wishes to thank all who assisted and participated in our recent successful baV. lalo. We also would like to thank Mr. Hale, formerly of the Marquis for all his assistance in past and the very best of luck in his now venture.