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Sunday, July 31, 1966
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W -w t - : ':" r i r w- it ivlMIL Hospital Bed Occupancy Up 5 With Medicare The Arizona Republic Section 15, Page 1 Sunday, July 31, 1966 Inside Section B Business - Finance Farm Aux'oops Stamps ritan Hospital, with 350 beds. Slightly smaller Increases in patients over 65 have been noticed at St. Joseph's. 350 beds, Mesa General, 24, and Northwest, 41. THE ONLY hospital not following the genera! trend was the 99-bed Scotsda'e Raptist, where no increase of over-fio patients was noticed. The two private companies that handle Medicare payments-Blue C."oss tn the hospitals and Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance to the doctors reported brisk !.;.-ire hut no delude. .lame; J. Blan k, suprrhicnlent of ,Vtr3' Arizona Medicare of'icc a"1 ab-v.,! It i!f the .710 'aims 'Iras far had been submittal by dr'on and half up as much as 25 per cent and correction of hernias. WHILE many of these operations might not have been performed except for Medicare, there was no general feeling among hospital administrators that the program was leading to excesses. "These people could have been admitted anyway," said Donald Zuercher, administrator at Northwest Hospital in Glendale, summing up the reaction of several of his colleagues. "Our doctors are not in the habit of putting people in the hospital who dont need to. go." A typical hospital surveyed is Doctors Hospital in rhocnix. where .10 per cent of 216 medical and surgical patients are now receiving Medicare benefits. In a comparable period last spring, the over-fi-i population at the hospital was about 14 per cent. Other invtitutinrs reporlirg similar stalMic pre Memorial Hospital, with ll.ibeds, and (Joed Sama By ROBERT J. SARTI THE MEDICARE program has taxed, but not overwhelmed, most Valley hospitals during its first month in operation, a survey by The Arizona Republic indicates. Most hospitals report about 5 per cent increases in total bed occupancies over a comparable earlier period, with patients 65 and older accounting for most of the gain. "Over-all, the effect of Medicare has been fairly moderate." said Don Hinnen, executive-director of the Arizona Hospital Association. "There has been no groat exodus to the hospitals and in all sil nations bods arc available.'' The survey makes clear, however, that there has been a larpe upswing in the past month in requests for operations that previouslv might have been postponed, often indefinitely. Falling in this class are such operations as removal of ee cataracts In patient v. Inch had the ilt'T1' tr.encan Asocial on. inpft! Mi 'i;c no. has 'ir,'M r;n:i ie to Li'! the-r patients di-tn p.-ivment claims. it incn'crs '.: rectlv rairrr th; Head-on Comm ission Beauty on Set Goals Prepares to Collision Kills Five FIVE California persons! fw4 Urganizins Max Smith, Left, And Bob Kraig Re-Create Their Moment They've Worked Together Before were killed and two more critically injured in a two-car head-on crash 3 miles west of Winslow on U.S. 66 late yesterday afternoon. Of Group I Don Dedera TVo Phoenicians Find Themselves Hoth in Same Action in War Storv ompletcd ' 1 : The dead are: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Avery of Holly-' wood, Mr. and Mrs. Charles! T. West of Redwood City,' Calif., and the West's l! HUlOI.l) R. COL'SLAND SVMHOl.Il'D by Arizona Will and driven by volunteer real, the Govern or's Commission on Arizona ffJ S-.W .V J S.H. ' 4' . . s completed its Bcautv ha A ."--" first step: getting organ ized. daughter, Wendy Jo, 12. Patrolmen said the accident occurred when the eastbound car driven by Avery, 26, went out of control on the rain-slick road, spun, and crossed the center line and struck the westbound West vehicle. West, 53, was at the wheel. His wife, Janice, was 46. Avery's wife, Mary Ann, was seven months pregnant, and the West's daughter, Wendy Jo, 12. At Winslow Memorial Hospital are the West's son, Eric, And at the commission's merlin" Friday in Flag 1: ,C 7, in serious condition, ana their niece, Nina Jo Millsap, 14, of Athens, Ga., in critical condition. 's! riff, subsequent steps will be determined ?s members decide priorities of goals for preserving the state's natural beauty. At that meeting, the members probably will recommend that the commission be given legal status during the next session of the legislature. They are also expected to approe an interim report to ; (he governor suggesting that 1 a $47,500 hii'lgct be set up to employ a full-time executive director and a secretary and to provide for printing and TRAIL REPORT James C. Witty, mounted at left, chairman of a governor's committee which recommended a statewide system of riding and hiking trails, gave a report yesterday to Gov. Goddard. Looking on at a brief ceremony in north Phoenix are Dennis McCarthy, left, State Parks Board director, and Mrs. Elbert Gilbert, editor of Arizona Horseman. Slalemde Trails Urged Governor Savs Plans for Hiking, Ridum iN'mlrd all circling helplessly, unable to land because of the fog." That Green Mountain cloud cap, as was its inclination about twice a year, had settled down over the entire island. "I knew we were In trouble," said Bob, "when we began to get bail-out instructions." On the ground, Max listened to the radio chatter change from cheerfully nonchalant to grimly serious, as the fuel gauges began to knock on empty. Air crews prepared to ditch all of the bombers into the sea. The one crash boat revved up for a busy day. Then, said Max, "one of the A20 pilots who had been to Ascension before called the lead ship and asked permission to attempt a landing. It would be risky, but it was either that or all those planes would end up in the drink. "... So this guy backed off and got a good fix on the island, and next thing we knew he came thundering by the tower about 100 feet off the ground but lined up okay. "Soon he radioed in he'd made it! "He then radioed us what headings to to take, plus other landing instructions, and we passed this on to the planes. So they started dropping in out of Ihe fog, one by one, until all had landed safely." TWENTY-FOUR years later at the Motorola Aerospace Center in Phoenix, two technicians were assigned to work on the Apollo space capsule communications system. During a coffee break Max Smith and Bob Kraig tried to swap war stories, and both had the same one. 212 Days in 1966 383 Traffic Deaths Earlier yesterday, Thomas THE BIG WAR, too, had its little moments. Max Smith and Bob Kraig remember one. Ascension Island, below the equator in the middle of the South Atlantic, was the important refueling base for the ferrying of American warplanes to Africa. Flights from the production line of the Arsenal of Democracy would leave South America at dawn, raise Ascension by afternoon, stop overnight, and complete the ocean crossing the next day. Max Smith was a sergeant radio operator in the Ascension control tower. He recalls that the local weather was almost always good, except for the perpetual cloud looped around the summit of 3,700-foot Green Mountain. Pilots appreciated the clear skies, because Ascension had a dangerous runway nothing more than a long, inclined groove cut between the mountains. ALTHOUGH as many as 300 airplanes might stop at Ascension in a day, there was little call for the one Air Corps crash boat. It was mostly used for sport fishing. Pcbert Kraig also was a sergeant, also a radio operator. In November of 1942 he volunteered to join the team which would ferry 20 bombers to Africa. Kraig's seat in his A20 bomber was in Ihe cramped nose compartment. "We had progressed from Florida, through the Caribbean and to South America, and our next stop was lo be Ascension Island," be recalled. Having fallen back to aid a crippled plane, our A20 arrived at the island later than the rest, and we found them Earl Wilson, 26, of Marietta, Ga., was killed when the station wagon he was driving collided with a semi-truck rig 40 miles east of Yuma on U.S. 80. operational expenses. Says commission chairman Hoy P. Draehman of Tucson: "We think the commission should be recognized as an entity of the state and be governor was advised, should: ENCOURAGE and promote increased outdoor recreation activities through the use of hiking and riding trails. Inventory existing projected trails policy. Arizona Highway Tatrol officers said Wilsou may have fallen asleep before his vehicle crossed the center line into the path of the oncoming truck rig. The truck driver and two pas activities of various advisory groups. PREPARE interim and final reports for (he governor. Consult with and advise the various federal, state and county agencies directly concerned with acquisition, construction and maintenance of trails. The steering committee state THE COMMISSION was established by an executive order of Gov. Goddard Nov. 24. 1965. And members sav thev do not Establish basic trails policy. sengers in tne station wagon, the victim's brother, Dwaine, 21, and Billy Sampson of Beale AFB, Calif., escaped serious IMMEDIATE planning of a statewide system of riding and hiking trails was recommended yesterday to Gov. Goddard by a special steering committee. The steering committee report was given to the governor in a brief ceremony where the Circle Trail crosses N. Central. Making the presentation were James C. Witty, chairman, and other members of the Governor's Steering Committee. The group recommended appointment of a larger group, up to 25 members with one representative from each county and 11 at large, plus advisory committees from the affected agencies, from industry and from the public. Direct and coordinate the (Continued on Page 2-B, Col. 5) want the commission abolished or altered if a different governor takes office. injury. The deaths brought Arizona's traffic toll to 383 compared to 296 a year ago on the same date. Cut in Phone Company's The commission's formation was one of the recommenda-t ons of the Governor's Confer- Political Profile Robert Pickrell, GOP Seeker of Governorship Tax Valuation Protested 55r5r That conference was oaid Police Seek A Uf.MUtu.Mit candidate tor me Mate senate cnargcu last night that a State Tax Commission cut in Mountain States Telephone Co. valuations will cost Madison School District $100,000 in tax revenues and Washington district more than $40,000. Missing Tot ; A 4-YEAR-old boy who wan-j dered away from a downtown; restaurant Friday night was still missing yesterday, police said. lor largely through private donations. And since the 30-member commission and its 27-member professional ad-isory committee first met in January, much of the group's program has also been privately financed and carried on by volunteer help. Bruce Wallace of 328 W. Rancho Drive, seeking the Democratic nomination in District 8-J, blast- ed the Tax Commission in a'of Maricopa and Pima counties speech before a group of sup-to the 12 less populated counties porters meeting at 318 W. Mar-; which, incidentally, haveconsid- sllu a (statewide) system would have wide appeal to those interested in Ari.ona history as well as to those who enjoy the outdoors," the steering committee reported. "It would help keep alive Arizona's traditions for future generations. The committee advocated the trails include the system already built by the U.S. Forest Service and that they be converted to the statewide system. Land and Water Conservation Fund money would be used for completion of the network. This would be done with the cooperation of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the State Land Department and others. The enlarged committee, the Officers said the boy, Bobby Mottley, last was seen about 8 p.m. at the restaurant at Central and Jackson. His mother. Mrs. Esther Mottley, 2721 E. Marguerite, works there. The boy lives with his grandmother, Mrs. Francis Duggan, ::t 246 S. Central, police said. shall. He also released copies erably lower tax rates." Even the contest to name the of a letter demanding that taxi commission's broom - carrying commissioners "correct this'., . ' , e 'sai(i' caricature was sponsored large- gross inequity." !ncopa County ,wlH lose $800.- lv bv $15 or $20 nations, said ruv ,7nvt p m- ' in TnfUeS' , S3ld thC T J" McDonald, Phoenix land-THE ARIZONA Republic re- cessment formula previously architect and chairman vealed July 1 that the commis- used had acquired the force of of the commj,sion-s business sion had changed the tax for-jlaw by its continued use through and industrv prfimotion mula for the telephone com- the years, and only the legisla-!mittee. lie was last seen wearing a blue and white T-shirt and red ness raising ostriches to provide plumes for the millinery trade. His political ambitions began to bear fruit in 1960 with his election as state attorney general. He won a second term in that office in 1962. Pickrell says he feels he is qualified by his governmental experience "to return the governorship to the people and create greater interest in it." THE CANDIDATE is one of four children of the late Charles U. Pickrell, long-time head of the university's agricultural extension service. An uncle, the late W. W. Pickrell, was a noted Valley agriculturist. Another uncle, Kenneth Pickrell of the Valley and Winona, headed the Arizona Wool Growers Association. Pickrell got his elementary education at Phoenix's Roosevelt School and his high school education in Tucson. While preparing for a legal career at the university, he married Miss Nancy Anne Emerson, an Indianan who attended De-Pauw University in that state. Editor's Note: This is another in a series of personality sketches on candidates for nomination to major slate offices. By BILL KING ROBERT W. Pickrell. candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination comes by his penchant for GOP politicking honestly. His late grandfather, Watson Pickrell, founder of Pickrell, Neb., came to Arizona in 1892 and served in the 23rd Territorial Legislature. As the only Republican representative in that body, the territorial lawmaker from Tempe was described in the press of that times as "undisputed leader of the minority." The candidate says he was interested in becoming a lawyer as far back as he can remember. He says his desire to be in politics is of equally long standing. PICKRELL r e a 1 i z e d the first of these ambitions by getting a University of Arizona law degree in 1949, after World War II combat infantry and white shorts. He has brown pany, giving me m a ia ture can authorize any change." wide cut of $6.3 million in its; b valuations. j Wallace also released letters Wallace called this the "nim-;to Madison and Washington dis-ble expedient of diverting prop-trict trustees, asking them to The character, drawn by Phoenix cartoonist Walt Ditzen, became Arizona Will after the name was selected from 1.148 eves and hair. P J erty from the assessment rolls join him in fighting the change, i Continued on Page 2-B, Col. Stole Raked Union Challenges Arizona Lv.hov Law By Showers SHOWERS fell throughout Ari-1 ROBERT W. PICKRELL From Long GOP Line service with the 45th Division in Italy and France. He started his law practice in Cochise County but became a Phoenix resident in 1951. Robert Pickrell, born Nov. 25, 1922, at Prescott, inherited his grandfather's politics. But, happily, he did not inherit his grandfather's busi zona yesterday, keeping tem They have three children. peratures well below average. Douglas received the most rain, .75 of an inch, and Prescott followed with .62. A total of .38 of an inch was recorded in Winslow, .50 in McNary, .40 in Nogales and .32 in Flagstaff. A TRACE OF rain was measured at the U.S. Weather Bureau at Sky Harbor in Phoenix. The temperature climbed to 100 in Coolidge and 101 in Phoenix, but the rest of the state enjoyed cooler weather. A leader of the Maricooa Split Cord ratal tO Lllke Airman County Legal Aid Society and I Marirona Council for Retard- (ration of S'.ale. C " f -: i i T . - and M m.cip.i! Workers i A!'I.-'! 1 1, maintains that Mie ea:iv under curi!in:?"i supervisory h:ws-nent immediately mo r it became known tiiat she "had ken named a union steward. THE DISPUTE was ignited, said Nicholas F. Pinto, the cnion's state director, thor'.ly after he announced last moith that an organizing drive was under way among campus employes. He claims the union now represents more than 25 per cent of the workers. A few days later. Pinto charged, a meeting of housekeepers was called during working hours by Wallace Noyes, custodial supervisor. At the 45-mimite session, he maintained, Noyes cautioned the housekeepers against joining the union, implying that to join miiht cw them their jobs. Noyes. according to Pinto, also culled the housekeepers about their union affiliations. Mrs. Ewart allegedly was the only one who admitted bein,; a card-carrying union member. A week later, she was fired for insubordination, accord-(Continued on Page 4-B, Col. 1) By ALBERT J. SITTER ORGANIZED LABOR'S first attempt lo apply the state's right-to-work law to its own advantage may develop from an apparently minor complaint filed last week with the Arizona State University campus police. The complaint was filed by Mrs. Dorothy Ewart, 726 E. Mobile Lane, a former ASU housekeeper. She alleged she was fired a month ago by a university supervisor because she had joined a labor union. JOHN B. Duffy, director of campus security and a former FBI agent, said the charge was being investigated. Mrs. Ewart, a mother of seven children, based her charge on an isolated section of the right-to-work statutes that prohibits so-called "yellow dog" contracts. It states a person is guilty of a misdemeanor if he "coerces or compels any person to enter into an agreement, written or oral, not to join or become a member of a labor organization, as a condition of the other person obtaining employment or continuing in an employment." Mrs. Ewart, supported by her union, the American Fed- ATRMAN I C, Terrv Lee Shel-'of the trimmer accidentally cut- ed Children, Pickrell says he ton, 26, was electrocuted yester- the lightweight insulation on ani wants to be governor be-day by a grass trimmer he was indoor extension cord connect-1 using in the back yard of his p . . ! "I've been alarmed at the yard of his home at 5736 W. 'r course ot our siaie govern- Wind gusts to 20 mph whipped x r-n ,.. r. Ho u'3e AooA whpn nTfippre ar.! ment OUHng tne past ear iphnpniy vpstprrlav sftprnnnn nome ai o-o n. noma. - , and haf d j f j tn t . . - " rk-Pd Thv said Shplton's bodvl ! ' A-i,, nj t and the relatlve humidity stood Police said Shelton, of the . . . . ' . " 7" ' T "JT 7' 63 Per nt before dawn. ' .,... r , - . -was found bv his wife Jessie; all the states are going to oiuin suppiy oquauiun ai imk l l ' l f, have to take a greater inter-Air Force Base, was standing when she returned home after. estj or state government as on damp ground when the blades being gone about two hours. I we know it will disappear." A high of 102 is forecast for Phoenix today. Thunderstorms are expected in central Arizona. I

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