gets on well with the other servants and is a splendid general manager of the [?] regions - [?] in Toronto I think -.
With regard to ways and means, I understand that the department has had the services of a laboratory man (for animals etc) a stenographer (part-time) a glass blower (part-time) and a cleaning woman (part-time) and that there is at present, besides these, an excellent mechanician giving all his time. I would suggest retaining the present mechanic since there will be much apparatus to repair and new apparatus to make. To provide for Warnicks salary, however, it might be necessary to have the mechanic spend some of his time in working for the Hospital (electro-cardiograph) or other departments and to dispense with a glass blower for the first year at least and have the necessary work of this nature done outside. The stenographer's time might also be cut down somewhat.
These are naturally merely preliminary suggestions but I am very anxious to make certain that I have a competent staff to start with and I want to know what the possibilities are. Warnick is about 33 years of age, married with one child. What would be his standing with the draft?
You will see that I am quite confident of being with you in Toronto but since the unexpected