Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on February 25, 1976 · Page 7
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 7

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 25, 1976
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New Approaches to Health Care Needed, Insurance Executive Feels By JohnCunnlff (AP Business Analyst) NEW YORK (AP) - The United States may be wasting billions of dollars a year by failing to concentrate medical and health research where the problems are, Walter McNerney, president of the Blue Cross Association, believes. McNerney said it is increasingly evident that the betterment of national health and Bowling Results TUESDAY NIGHT MIXEDLEAGUE T»im Standings Patrick's Beauty Salon 5lVi Kelly's Shoe Store (Pend.) .... 51 Nelson Construction 49 Carroll Bowl (Pend.) 41 Rosebush '. 46 JerryJannlng'sScorpions .... 45 Seldl Electric 45 First Fed. Svngi. a Ln. (Pend.) 44V* Hair Affair (Pend.) 42 Pin Oaks 4ivi Farmland . 41 AOM Bolt ":•"" SJv, Triple'"F" 35 Schroeder Assc., Ltd 31 Him Ind. Untie Game— Women: Patt Wolterman 1(5 PattWolterman 165 Glenda Huegerlch 160 Slow Down Duane Handles • 197 MalFoley 185 Don Prior 179 High Ind. Three Games— Women: Patt Wolterman 447 Glenda Huegerlch ...: 446 Sherrle Klocke 440 iwin: Don Prior 506 MalFoley 501 MlkeBoes 464 High Team Single Game— Seldl Electric 610 Jerry Jannlng's Scorpions — 592 AgrlBolt 568 High Team Three Games- Jerry Jannlng's Scorpions 1675 Seldl Electric 1640 First Fed. Svngs. 8. Ln 1594 Answer to Previous Puzzle well being is to be found in a study of environment, life-style and culture, from which many modern ailments arise. Nevertheless, he said, the often uncoordinated efforts of the vast health care industry seem to focus on research areas that offer relatively minor possibilities of improvement, and on development of exotic equipment and hospitals. Referring to the costs involved, he said: "We're doing a good job of doing some old things, but it won't change even if we do an excellent job." Traditional approaches to delivering health care leave the country "in a bind between cost and payoff," he said. Proof that new approaches must be tried, he said, is evidence that increased expenditures no longer produce improved results. McNerney said that health care now costs $120 billion a year, but that "we could ttlMtlfMMII»tt»ttllMttMltttffMI*fttttfm*lt* Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Wednetday, Feb. 25, 1976 double that and not make a major impact on some of the key health indices" by continuing existing methods. Instead, he said, a holistic approach must be attempted, that is, a coordinated attack on the problem rather than the current fragmented emphasis on only various aspects of the problem. Studies that offer the greatest possibilities for raising the general level of health, he said, are indisputably in the areas of environment, life-style and culture. Blue Cross, he said, already has a contract from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to examine its records in search of clues to occupational causes of disease. But, he said, hospitals must cooperate by beginning to ask more searching questions about possible occupational hazards. In the United States, occupational hazards alone have been estimated by the National Safety Council to cost $15 billion in 1974, a figure even the council concedes "is likely to be a gross understatement." As an indication of what he termed a "disjunction between the problem and the resources," McNerney noted that the Department of HEW spends $200 million on biochemical cancer research and under $10 million on possible environmental causes, where study is more likely to produce results. Who is to blame for the misplaced emphasis that McNerney maintains is widespread? "We're all to blame," he said. "It is only recently that we began to notice." The new, holistic approach, especially as it relates to environment, life-style and culture, will take time to develop, he conceded. "The health establishment needs a shakeup,"hesaid. Capitol Complex Outgrowing Telephone System ACROSS 1 Stop 5 Halt 9 Martinique volcano 10 European language 13 Bellowing 14 Feminine appellation 15 Pedal digit 16 Coterie 18 Former college In Ohio 19 Soften In temper 22 Owed 23 Vehement emotion 26 Liberates . 28 Closely (poet.) 30 Crystalline alcohol 34 Italian Inventor 36 Files high 37 Drink to one's health 39 Mine entrance 40 Multitude 43 Cease to act 45 The moon 47 Mischievous child 48 Islands off New Guinea 51 River In Venezuela 54 Does little or nothing 56 Hollywood creation 57 Desist 58 Weird (var.) 59 Send forth DOWN 1 Brave Individual 2 Medicinal plant 3 Pasture 4 Concise 5 Music, as written 6 Make lace 7 Norwegian man's name 8 Heaped 9 Light blow 10 Moment of rest ataara EIHCH graH cstanna —~ ~ 11 Japanese aborigine 12 Hawaiian goose 17 Sprite^ 19 Respond 20 Born 21 Round numbers 23 Radio operator (coll.) 24 Literary collection 25 Thrice (music) 27 European ermine 29 Crucifix 31'Possessed 32 Boundary - (comb, form) 33 Landing boat 35 Scottish , negative 38 Masculine nickname 40 Lacking In speed 41 French river 42 Herb 44 Clove or pepper 46 Before (comb. form) 48 Asian range 49 Repose 50 Employ 52 Over (poet.) 53 Weep 55 Democrat (ab.) (Iowa Dally Press Association) DES MOINES - The state capitol complex has almost outgrown its telephone system. There are approximately 3,000 telephones located in the capitol and various state buildings. With a capacity to add only 50 stations, or telephones, to the system, state officials decided something must be done. As a stop gap move, they gave a new prefix, 247, to the agencies locating in the old Farm Bureau building, Liberty building and Brown Engineering building. • This gave the state a capacity to add about 250 telephones to the regular state prefix of 281. It also provided the state with the time needed to switch over to a new system, technically from CENTREX I to CENTREX II. Besides providing more lines, the new system will provide "vastly improved service," according to Glenn Anderson, chief of the communications division in the general services department. For example, employes will be able to transfer calls without the aid of an operator. Demo Wins in District 49 SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Democrats strengthened their .hold on the Iowa House Tuesday witluthe election of Don Binneboese of Hinton to serve out the term of the late Rep. Bert Fullerton, R-Correctionville. Binneboese, 51, tallied an unofficial 2,469 votes in the special election. His Republican opponent, Ben Nannen, 70, Pierson, had 2,274. The Democrats now control the House 61-38. They also will be able to put a call on hold, while they gain information, Anderson related. The state's telephone bill for the capitol complex averages about $120,000 a month. Last December the bill came to $112,000. Of this amount, BRENNY'S MARKET WEST 3RD STREET PRICES GOOD THRU TUESDAY. MAR. 2 FARMLAND SMOKED PICNICS •If Lb. Sliced Large Bologna .........ib. Ground Chuck ........ib. 99* Morrell Defatted £ •> MQ Ham ..Whet* or tutl Half Ib. .1 Cube Steak ....... ib. * I 49 loan Ground ' . • Beef ........... .79- Ib. 3-lbt. $229 FOLGER'S COFFEE 2-Lbs. 2 49 Oregon Trail Dork Cherries ............303 con 3 Diamond 1 l-Oi. Mandarin Oranges .....3 for Del Monte Crushed . Pineapple......:...m SIM Owatonna Cut 303 Cam d> <| Green Beans........s for * I Tendenweet 303 Cant Sj 1 OO PeaS... ................4 far * I Campbell'* Reg. . e> m QQ Vegetable Soup ..6f» * I Hunf* < ^. AC Ketchup .sa-oi. OTr* •ianterV •; ...:•. .•.•". . "TAe Peanut Butter...... is-oi. / V Kraft Strawberry 7OC Preserves i..u-oi. /Tr taker'* Chocolate CO( Chips j.,.la-Pi. 3If OLD HOME ASSORTED DONUTS1 GRADE A WHOLE FRYERS 48 Lb. Morrell 7Att Braunschweiger......ib. /T Skin-on t,£9O Wieners sib.B..*6 39 Country Style Pork Ribs Swift Premium . , * m «JQ Pickle Loaf ..:......u.*l 39 U.S.D.A. Chain Beef Chuck Steak ADAM'S FROZEN AUMivra mw«n — ___ ^^ ^^ ORANGE $100 JUICE '*v for 6-Oz. 1 Henhey Chocolate' Syrup ..... . ..... , . . . : . . .lo-oi. Critca Shortening ....... ... 3 .ib*. Hilex Bleach .......... ........ G«I. Kleenex Facial Tissue ...... i 9 . Old Milwaukee Beer ....... ;.......... u -.k Schmidt ! Beer .......... ....„..„ fc, •lue Ribbon Beer....... ........... ,, ** .A.I. Chocolate Milk Drink... ......od. Jui I Grand ' Potato Chips ........ t-oi. CoMello Frozen Dessert ....y, oai. O*A . O V £ m * I ff*+ . 59< m f^ + . 49< «fc 4% 00 *2 29 </>7O $ 2 79 d; «j WHITE POTATOES OQ 10 LbslP W $36,000 went for the Iowa WATS service, another $21,000 went for calls outside the state. The state spent $38,000 just for the telephone service itself. Because of the high concentration of calls to Kansas City, where many of the federal agencies have regional offices, and Washington, D.C., the state maintains dedicated telephone lines to those two cities on an around-the-clock basis. The bill for Kansas City in December was $450 which figures out at 33 cents a call. The service to Washington, D.C. cost $1,193, or 61 cents a call. Although the CENTREX II system is calculated to cost more than what the state is presently paying, Anderson hopes to off-set this by better utilization of station features. It's quite costly to move and relocate people in the state complex. With the new system Anderson says it should be cheaper lo relocate telephones. The conversion to the CENTREX II system is set for November. extra day on the calendar means three extra days of savings at Spurgeon's, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The sweatshirt goes long 'n cozy Regular $10. So comfy it's sure to become your favorite pull-on for a night of ?.- relaxation. Acrylic/cotton. Sizes S-M-L. Entire stock of ladies' shirts, T-tops and sets 29 off Regular $4.49 and up, in junior, misses' and extra sizes. You'll find shirts, blouses, T-tops and twin sets. Save now! Lounge and sieep in faded blues Mini-gown C29 Save on our new Spring handbags 2 29 off Regular $6.99 and $7.99. You'll find just the style you want, from double handled to shoulder bags in colors and white. Deep, plush nylon fringed oval bath rugs 21x36" ^29 Reg. $3.99 W 27x45", reg. $5.99 ..5.29 Lid cover, reg. $ Tank set, reg. $ Choose from a rainbow of accent colors. Mien's print gauze sport shirts •T29 Regular $8.99. Great selection of prints for wear with jeans and leisure suits. 100% cotton gauze with tapered body. S-M-L-XL. JC2 Reg. $6.50 9 Snap coat, reg. $7.50, now 6.29. Now the faded blue look you love in sleepwear, too! Styled with a flirt of ruffles and stitched in bright orange. Easy- care poly/ cotton. S-ML. Save now! Misses' and women's 2-piece pant sets 11 29 Regular $13.99. Save now on your choice of our exciting new Spring arrivals! You'll find all the latest looks with long and short sleeves in care-free polyester doubleknit. Great colors, too! Men's pre-washed denim jeans 129 Regular $9.99. Save now on these high-style flares, pre-washed and faded to just the right shade. 100% cotton denim. Sizes 28-38. Save on our women's shoes 7 29 ** pair, 2 prs. $14 Regular $7.99-9.99. Hurry in for first choice of styles in your size. You're sure to want several pairs at these savings! 189 1656 9 MAir CUMOMIl SPURGEON'S BEAUTY SALON — Phone 792-16S6 Don't miss these savings! Charge It or Use our Free Lay-Away at Spurgeon's

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