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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wardair Gorton assures Nixon Thurtdoy, January 11, 197J THE IETHMID6I HERALD 21 Fast-buck artists strike looms of Australians support bilk medical SOPHIA AND SON Adress Sophia Loren, wife of flim producer Carlo Ponti, holds her second sonr Edcardo, in her hoEpilal room ai Geneve, Switzerland, where fhe baby bcrn J n. 6. Tax department still is winning TORONTO 'CP the Vietnam issue. Ann American utterances over Vietnam by three mem- bers of Whitlaro's cabina and a boycott on American shipping ty left-wing Maritime Unions" have brought a strong backlash from the other side. Last Monday, for instance, the Penh Chamber of Com- merce, and five other organhE- tions representing a cross-sec- tion of business and industry in Western Australia seat a teie- 2ram to Wnitlam ufbraitiine the prime minister for permit- ting "union seizure of policy im'tiative.1' Leading members of tbe gov- eminent such as Sen. Lionel Murphy, tbe attorney gener- al, openly express admiration for the "American al- ways expecting the Met n a m jwar. j who is also tbe min- I ister of customs and excise, is leaving for London and the United States this week. In Washington, he said, he plans to look into variotE aspects o: I American legal system for ad- 1 aptaiion to Australian needs. i Under Prime Minister Whit- lam, who is also the foreign rrJjnster. the emphasis in rela- 1 uon with the United States is divided bsrrrai independence i Washington, and retention of tbe American defense alliance I in the so-called Anzus Treaty I oi mutual security linking Australia. New Zealand and the United Spates. care program Britain to face staggering deficit LONDON (API Britain faces a ?2. K-biiii ra'' baiaace-of-psy- rrcnts deficit a2d a tight credit sotieeze this year unless exports are increased rapidly, eocco-; Liists warned today. They predicted is trctib'.e ahead ever, if the gov- already plagued by in- fUtior.. labor usres and r.vhg izcustry. twites "drastic action to the crisis. Tie grim analysis came 'J! the London Cambridge Eo> nornic Bulletin, prepared by the Cambridge University depart- ment o; applied economics. The report said the govern- ment's campaign to get the economy back into shape has ''got off to an extraordinarily bad start." It said that the balance of psyreents for tbe second half of List year showed a S 7 0 D-rniHoD deficit and showed no sign of in-proving. Tne economists aiso noted wr-i alarm there was a spec- tacular six-per-cent irxrrease in sonTumpiioD last year and an "astonishing increase'' of 10 per cent in imports at a time when output crawled up by a skimpy three per cent. NEW YORK CPI In a city here welfare is the bUeest go- !ing business, even dwarfing i some giant corporations, fast- buck artists from all walks of life have a ready-made market to exploit. The latest scandal to break is the medical gyp. It cost tbe staie-run Medicaid bicn provides medi- care for some 1.4 million Yorkers, most of then on i welfare, an extra S4 million in ifees for ezamiaatioes in 1371 aid 1972. Authorities disclosed Wednes- day that ths city's Medicaid J program had been biiked of millions of dollars z widespread doctor-laboratory arrangement unoer which nseo- less tests, including a preg- nancy tsst for a man, were or- dered in return for fat kick- backs. While considered urje-thical. the system of "bonuses" paid by laboratories to doctors is not i illegal Legislation was in- i reduced Wednesday to mats i such payments a criminal of- Dr. Howard Katz. ssiior med- ical auditor, ssid a survey oi 35 laboratories showed that 30 of them had "bonus'1 arrange- ments with doctors or medical groups. ITETHODS YARY Typically, he said, a labora- tory makes regular cash pay- cents to a doctor or medical group, pays the salary of a technician on the doctor's staff or rents space b the doctor's office. In one case. Dr. Katz said, a laboratory paid a doctor S3.000 a month for rental of a closes in the doctor's office. In the doctor ordered unueeded but expensive tests i for his Medicaid patients. Included were Sickle ceD arjemia tests for white persoM although the disease is found mainry among blacks. A review of health depart- ment records showed that the percerage of laboratory tests was "considerably" higher b instances where doctors re- ceived kickbacks, Dr. KaU said. Th? health department sus- pended four doctors aod six lab- oratories from doing business v.ith Medicaid for up to sil mtnths and recovered E350.000 for unnecessary tests including F75.WO from one laboratory. RESULTS IGNORED Tne health departmstit said it was the practice of doctors io- voived to use the shotgun ap- battery of tests, for petieats. than to ig- mr? the results ercept for the Darticular test in which they had an interest. One out of eight persons in the Eve-borough New York City public assistance. Tie govern- the. federal, state acd local billion a morith to care for New Yorkers o; welfare. In aadrdoti. the cost of tbeir meriira! care runs to rcughly billion a year and Is rising rapidly. Surjuksaeoosly with the Medi- caid scandal, aootber was shap- ing up n the dry's police de- parnncrr. which ias been de- scribed by ET. isvestieaSve commissicc as rotten almost to the core. Police Pairick Murphy shifted all btit 13 police- inen oit o{ 'je Wall Street area aftsr discios-jre of c allegej shakedown of street peddlers. He c-ansferrec 97 of !10 pc- ii-cstaen to other districts. saies tax case reported last year and it was won by national revenue. Three cases in 1971 were also won by national reve- nue. Tire-changing ends I lot plant LO.VDO.V (.API A week- old strike at a -Shell Oil re- finery in SUnford-le-Hope. Essex, east of London, over who should change a tire on a truck ended Thursday with an agreement to submit the dis- pute to arbitration. The strike, involving 950 men of the Transport end Genera! Workers Union, halved production at the re- finery. Toe walkout began when tie company suspended sis men for refusing to change a truck tire. They'maintained it was work for a skilled crafts- man. Li the [he company agreed to rebstate the sk wiihmit less of nav. Dies of rabies SAIGON APV Ar. .Atr.eri- nipped by his bar- racks pet pup-ry ciic-d yester- d-.y. He the firs US. ser- to die o: rabies in vhcro th; in nrorortior.s. tf.-.s hr.ri tor 1C, i si iTtij Jwspiti. iilr.ess is in .-ill Cisei. FASHION PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY LIMITED QUANTITIES Ladies' Fashion Clearance Reg. S5.99 to 4.99 OO-99 I yc-.-r ctrz- crd multip') VOLT fashion look in our reck o; zrfctly "varir.c this aMtdrejs as rest do rieh: now. yoke soften? line. -W.-: NEW WomftG's 40, K. 44. 46. 4S. 3j (bust 401 takes .tros il-incn. SEVEVTV FIVE CENTS in coins please i ,'or e2rh IS cenls fcr c.-.ch pstterr. for first-class nii'.ing arid special handling. Quick knit a clamorous ward- for nor rio'.l Knits have "pve'1 easy for a child w d'ri'ss doll! I'fe, left ovor yam for dress, bath- ing shorts, slacks. 3-pc. sui: for teen doll. Pat- lorn 70.i4: easy directions. Exchange youths KUALA LUMPUR ,CF> will a croup of yotnhi to Canada in or .tuly under a youth evvunpo program, the minisior of cul- ture, y o u i h ard sports. Abu says. U'olcominc 7S yoaths. who arrivevi hore yoftervlay, bt1 hnrvs ;ha: d'.'.ring their ntor.ih they wi'.l bo ah> 10 soo how Malaysian youths live aixi work. Pri-: rlair.ly SIZE, NAME, SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS lor APDliESS. STYLE NTMBEH. pattern cash, cheque Send order to ANNE ADAMS, or money order. Add 15 cents care oi for each paiiern for first-class mailinc and special handlinp Toronto "re Print plainly PATTERN NUM- Print PAnF.RN BER. NAME ADPRESS. BER. VOl'R NAME AND AD- THE [.LTHniillUJE HEKAuD DRtJS. and the ti.ime o! itie Readers Mail Limited Lflhbriafe Herald. DO NOT SO Fron: Sircel ffe.'t tend it to The Herald. Toronto 1, Ontario f IT UNEMPLOYMENT CHATHAM. Out. ,rp> _ Kent County rMucod the num- ber of its employable wlf.rv nvipients by th.in 50 per cvnt in in spito of n conn- increase in uncniplov1- r.icnt. Mel Super, ad- ly.inistrrilor, siiil procraitis on bichwsys and pro- responsible [or some o( ibe, reduction. duced Pent Sji'j, sv'i's double bri-shed j'yis end colors, limited size r.-.-gss. Jur.icrs ond hclf tadifll' Dreuej MEN'S CASUAL HOODED M1UTARY CASUAL Pi'e i-r: QQ Soy Reg ta S12.9S 4.99 ALL SEASON KNEE oat REO. 529.96. rs 56. Reg. 57. 9S SKI KNJT 'e- .i. I'ocVs in p'sin 19 QQ 5fo S16 99 1 !o 12J WOOL STADIUM Reg. to SK.96 WOOL MELTON A Aft C- re'r-. S45 00 MEN'S MEN'S ACRYLIC SWEATERS MEN'S CASHMERE Bpp S109S C QQ S11i'6 Reg. :ippf ccri'SC- bvllo-. te-c -.-c J-M-l-M f t Quality Costs -Vo at Siiiipsoiis-Seiirs STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. to p.m. Thurjdoy ond Fridoy 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telepnont 32S-9231 ;