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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRICGE June WHITE ROCK, B C (CP) Voters in Surrey-White Rock have reason to expect a Fnesen will be their next member of Parliament But which Friesen is anyone's guess Conservative Benno Ftiesen and New Democratic Party candidate Len Friesen are going flat out to capture the seat held in the last Parliament by retiring NDP member Barry Mather. "No, we re not Benno told a woman who asked-the inevitable question at an all-candidates meeting. "We're not brothers, you know. We never have been brothers in blood or philosophy Both Friesens and the Surrey-White Rock returning office feel there will be a certain amount of voter confusion. Because the names are to be listed in al- phabetical order, the Tory's name will appear directly above Len Friesen's name on the ballot in an interview the NDP candidate tVith a touch of pique in his voice: was nominated a gooa ihrct be- foie Benno In a bid to eliminate mix-ups, the name Benno appears in large print ur.d Fnesen is in smaller letters on the Conservative canoidate's signs But confusion still reigns The moderator of an all-candidate's meeting introduced Len Friesen as Ben Friesen and Benno Friesen said in an interview: "It becomes apparent when I'm talking to people that they think I'm the NDP candidate." Len Friesen is 49 with two sons, Benno is 46 with two daughters. The NDP candidate was a secondary school teacher before becoming a clothing merchant and the Tory is an English teacher and adminis- trator at Trinity College in Langley, B C "There's no end to the Len said "It's the first time a Fnesen has ever run for parliament And it would have to be in the same election and practically in the same neighborhood "We've even attended the same church on occasion, only I went to his church before he the NDP hopeful said. Benno Friesen, a preacher at the White Rock Evangelical Church, and Len are both political newcomers Of course, there s always the possibility the perplexed voters will decide in the polling booth that "ours is not to Friesen why" and give the nod to Liberal Doug Hovan, Social Crediter Tom Kennedy, Communist Fred Bianco, Marxist-Leninst Greg Corcoran or independent Alex Barker British health service in poor fiscal health LONDON (Reuter) Brit- ain's national health service, often touted as a fine example of socialized medicine, is tottering through its worst crisis, urgently requiring drastic financial surgery. "Chronic financial under- nourishment" was the succinct diagnosis of one expert recently But instead of a huge infusion of funds, the quarter- century institution has been bled by a savage cut in capital spending imposed last December Experts estimate that at least million a year in ex- tra funding is needed to main- tain existing standards. The health service has an annual budget, raised from taxes, of more than billion This makes it one of the world's largest civilian enterprises Britain's current economic plight and persistent 'the basic reason for last December's budget cut only prevent improvement of medical standards but actually lower them m many cases. The result: longer waiting lists for scarce hospital beds and an alarming militancy by underpaid, overworked hospital staff, particularly nurses and medical technicians The health service commis- for the health recently that some patients needing treatment at the ear, nose and throat department of one hospital have to join a six- year waiting list. "About nurses, one- third of the total employed, called off a threatened WE'VE MOVED 30 Metcslfe Building unprecedented strike only when promised a full inquiry into their pay and working conditions. They earn only a fraction of the wages paid to colleagues employed by commercial nursing agencies which have labor contracts with state-run hospitals. Doctors and specialists also have reached the point of anger and despair over increased workloads and falling standards of living. An independent review body has recommended a pay in- crease of about 7 5 per cent for doctors and dentists, ranging from 15 per cent for low-paid junior hospital doctors to 6.5 per cent for family doctors and 4 6 per cent for senior specialists. But the review body itself acknowledged that these in- creases, the maximum per- mitted under the government's incomes policy would not enable the medical profession to make up lost ground "Doctors have faller- substantially behind other comparable income said Dr Derek Stevenson secretary of the British Medical Association (BMA) He underlined the review body's warning that lowering of the relative level of doctors' and dentists earnings threatened the efficiency of the health service. Stevenson put it bluntly at a news conference last month "Staff is being exploited in or- der to keep the service going It's a sick country thai yields to the battalions of the powerful labor unions and leaves the weaker brethren to face the full impact of infla- tion alone." Canada seeks guarantees QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Cipilol Furniture BMg. PHONE: 328-7684 OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment is seeking new assur- ances from Argentina that a nuclear reactor to be supplied by Canada will not be used to make bombs, sources said to- day Under existing arrangements. Argentina has already said it'will use Canadian-supplied equipment and supplies only for peaceful purposes. But the government is seek- ing explicit guarantees that will prohibit using Canadian goods for building any explosive device, sources said The newly-opened talks follow India's explosion May 18 of a nuclear bomb, which it asserted was a test for peaceful purposes. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has insisted that there is no distinction between peaceful and non- WANTID SCRAP IRON Now Paying More For All Types Of Scrap Metal Farm Industrial Anything Made of Ironl Cram National Salvage Company LIMITfcO NEW LOCATION 208-33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap it Our peaceful should be stopped Sources said failure to get agreement with Argentina on preventing use of Canadian material for explosions would leave up to the cabinet a deci- sion whether the sales contract should be cancelled Argentina awarded Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd a con- tract last year to build its sec- ond nuclear power reactor in partnership with Italy. Last April. Export Develop- ment Corp. signed a million loan to finance 90 per cent of the Canadian content of the reactor. An Atomic Energy spokesman said construction has already started, although reactor equipment has not yet been shipped. The material is to be supplied by various Canadian firms under contract to Atomic Energy, a Crown corporation. He said construction is going ahead while government talks continue Under the current arrange- ment with Argentina, the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna is empowered to inspect the reactor to ensure that of not diverted for nonpeaceful purposes. An external affairs depart- ment spokesman said Canada interprets its obligations under the Nuclear Non- proSiferation Treaty as prohibiting sales of material that could be used for non- peaceful uses Because Argentina does not adhere to the treaty, the gov- ernment wants a clear defini- tion from Argentina of non- peaceful uses to exclude any sort of explosive device Indian panel sees gloomy future unless drastic changes are made By BERNARD WEINRAUB New York Times Service NEW DELHI India in the year 2000 About halt the population will be homeless, food will be scarce, the landscape will be bare of trees, the fuel shortage will be acute, the cities will be proliferating A panel of Indian economists and social scientists has issued a government report that shapes a dark vision for a nation whose population is growing by 13 million each year, whose pei capita food availability :s declining, whcae key resources are being depleted. "The basic message of the forthcoming crisis is loud and says the document. "Unorthodox and highly unconventional methods will have to be generated Without bluntly saying so, the panel of the National Committee of Science and Technology, a government body, urges compulsory population control and a drastic change in Indian society. The panel says, in effect, mat tne way Indians live their food habits, housing, methods of travel and work, education, leisure hours must undergo radical shifts if the nation hopes to "avert the future crisis." The report was prepared before the explosion of the nuclear device on May 18 that made India the world's sixth nuclear nation. Indian officials insist that the nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes and will help transform the economy Oil and gas exploration and mineral mining are key uses foi peac-efui explosions, officials say. 'me document cites uses of nuclear energy, but emphasizes power generation the shortage of power is now serious problem here and says that the nation must "exploit alternative sources such as solar, wind and fusion energy The 13 member panel held three private meetings earlier this year and recently issued its report, which was made up of a series of background and discussion papers One panel member said it was a ir.ary report and one of pi ciii the first government efforts to