Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 14
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 14

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 22, 1973
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Arkanfe* TIMES, Tfiur*., Feb. 22, 1973 FAYtTTIVILL*, A»KAN»A« fWill Charge Cities Or Gourifles. Indigent Patient Payment Bill Introduced p: 'LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A bill ,'was introduced in the Arkansas ·House Wednesday to allow the ^University of Arkansas Medical vCentcr to charge cities and ^counties for the care of indigent ·^patients. · -Under the bill by Rep. J. K. 'Mahony II of El Dorado, the city or county in which the atient lived would be billed if he Medical Center was not 'able to collect from the patient. J 1 ;if the city or county did not ·pay within 30 days, the Medical ·-Center would certify the -amount of the. bill to the state treasurer, who would deduct the money from state aid funds ^earmarked for the city or coun- 'ty. , . Mahony said the center "runs ;up a tremendous deficit" he- would establish a system of uniform charges , for hospital, clinical and emergency room services. '.. · - · .i Rep: James Brewer of. Tru mann introduced quire legislative ^p ''t -cause it picks "·'poor patients. up the tab for Under his bill, the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center a bill t o 1 re- appropriation of'all cash funds held by state agencies and institutions. The Mil also would require ' t h e agencies "and institutions to put excess cash in savings accounts. TRANSFER BILL A bill also was introduced to authorize the transfer of about 1,440 acres of land in the Camp Robinson military reservation to the city of North Little Rock to be used as an industrial park. The bill was submitted by Reps. Dave Roberts. Henry Os terloh and Bob Traylor, all ol North Little Rock. Rep. B. D. Brandon of Little Rock introduced a bill to refund the sales tax on athletic admis sion tickets to -all colleges and universities in the state. Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones ol Conway" introduced a bill thai would require the slate to re- und to taxicab'companies the tax levjed'dn motor fuel. Jones also introduced a bill that would exempt tires, batteries repairs and other maintenance terns required by taxicabs to be exempt from the state gross receipts tax. Sen. John F. "Mull" Gibson of Dermott introduced a bil that would require children ti be immunized against rubella before being admitted to a pub lie or private' school in the slate. Sen. Ralph Patterson o North Little Rock introduced a bill that would allow 1.440 acre of land in Camp Robinson to be Riven to the city of North Littl Rock for use as an industria park. But Lobbies Are United Congress Said Divided Over Delaney Clause v WASHINGTON (AP) - While 'the food and chemical industry lobbies for softening the law .prohibiting cancer-causing sub;stances in food. Congress is di- -yided with some members hop- jng to make it even more rigid. *.Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., plans to propose again legislation to extend the Delaney Clause to require pre-market Resting of most additives to make sure they don't cause ;birth defects or genetic muta tion.5. h ; 'Food and Drug Commissioner Charles C. Edwards says the ·FDA must be "neutral, and 1 jnean neutral" on Delaney, bul Tie has called publicly for ^months for a privately funded International symposium drawing together the world's best Scientific brains lo wrestle with the question. ,The Nutrition Foundation and the Food and Drug Law In stitule, : both industry-orientec and supported, have joined with '.Consumers Union in gathering ·pledges to support such a con jerence later this year. **The plan is to atlempt t.o .draft a mathematical formula Jr,ovmg that "safe" amounts o ^ known carcinogen can be 'added to food without causing cancer in man. TIME BOMBS But loading 'scientists, in eluding many employed by th government, say such carcino gens can be hidden time bomb that result in cancer 10, 20 o 30 years after exposure. "In providing a framewor for evaluating potential hazard of these additives, the Delane Clause simply ratifies the pn vailing expert opinion in th National Cancer Institute an in other professionally quajifie groups that 'there is no prac .'.Weal method to determine saf dietary levels for a carcim gen," says Dr. Samuel S.. Ep stein of Case Western Reserv University. - The likely effect of Nelson bill will be to stall, at least temporarily, industry efforts lo modify the current law. I"So it will be questions revolving around cancer, the nation's No. 2 health menace, which will bring Delaney to a head. · The Delaney Clause, which bars cancer-causing additives from foods, is very narrow in scope. It applies to fewer than 3.000 additives for which FDA Mas issued regulations. UNTOUCHED ;-It cannot touch the roughly 00 ingredients generally recog- ized as safe, which themselves re under review for safety, or the category of prlor-sanc- oned ingredients approved -by ither the Agriculture Depart- nent or FDA'before 1958. The others could be banned, owever. as "poisonous or dele- ormed at FDA's National Cen the but FDA under erious" by ong-standing ;al authority. The chemical industry IE average American unwieldy le- says ,con- umes about five pounds of syn- hetie additives, a year, and the ales volume of food chemicals expecled to grow from $485 million in 1970 to $750 million by 1980. Food chemicals are used as labilizers, preservatives, dis- nfectants, antioxidants, extenders, tenderizers. emulsifiers, growth promoters, bleaches, sweeteners, colors and flavors, o the advantage of either the processor or the: consumer. "Most additives are 'purely cosmetic. Many involve outright deceit." contends Ralph fader's Health Research Group a 28-page booklet distributed recently to congressmen. The message is that Pelaney. should not be changed.- ~ - , Opponents of Delaney .copi .end the law ·prevents the' exercise of scientific judgment should scientists develop th ability lo determine a safe or rio-ettect level of carcinogens in food. · . " ' Laurence Wood, president o the Food and Drug . Law In stitute, said some supporlin research is expected to be per er. for -Toxicplogical Researcl former military facility Mne Bluff. Ark. TEST PLANNED There, government scientis iope to devise tests using tho ands upon thousands of an mals to determine at what level] a - carcinogen : does not cause :ancer in animals. But before that happens, "·DA officials say, a theoretical ormula must be worked out to irove it is feasible. Untjl ,a satisfactory solution s found. Commissioner Edvards said, he finds himself in accord with consumer activists. "At- this point in time you could say there is not enough evidence to suggest Delaney should be changed either way," le said. Concern -has been expressed bans encrs and livestock-growth hormones 'might affect public health, adversely by pricing off the cable of poor and boosting con sumption of carbohydrates. Scientists' ability to drearr up new tests to detect carcino- gens--in,Jood has far exceeded ]h"eir~ability to interpret the results.,-. Edwards said. "'If only scientists could say. 'Yes, by God, this is it.' But ;y can't. 'The total scientific commu nity has got to weigh all the is sues-involved and help us com* up with some kind of a rationa judgment on the whole subjec of risk-to-henefit, althoug that's a liltle crass," he said. Road Program Approved By Budget Panel X1TTLE ,-ROCK (AP) -- The legislative. Joint Budget Com mittee approved Tuesday a.bill or a highway program like the ne proposed Monday by Gov Dale Bumpers. · The' bill by- Rep. B.D, "Doug 1 Jrandon of Little Rock woulc illot for. highway construction up to $18 million a year from ederal revenue-sharing funds and an anticipated $12 millioi n revenue from a proposee one-cent increase in the-Mate ax on each gallon of gasoline The total additional funds.the bill is expected to make'avail able for road work is about-$3f million. -. , . , - . - . . . Before the committee gave he bill a "do pass" r«commen dation, Brandon proposed ar amendment to include Bump ers' recommendation that $ million of the money expectei [rom the gasoline tax increas 3e devoted to county roads. Under the bill, the legislator would decide whether to impos the added gasoline tax. Bump ers said Monday that he woul decide within 72 hours whethe lie would recommend legisla live approval or a public refer endum on the tax question. H: speech text had said he woul recommend the referendum but he omitted that referene when he actually delivered th speech. On another matter, the com mitlee recommended $25.0C annual salaries for the pres dent of Arkansas Tech at Ru sellville and the chancellors the University of Arkansa branches at Pine Bluff an Monticello. "'.'?..'.'.'..-.'. Remarks That Get Tiresome As One Ages By HAL BOYLE NEW : YORK (AP) -- Re marks any man gets tired of tearing on any 'of his birthdays after the age of 39: : "So you're a year older; Well, fiat happens even to nice guys. Cheer up." "Did you ever stop to think hat. after 35 every birthday makes it that much more un ikely that!'you will --'-- *--·- success in life?" ever be.a "Please accept my con ^ratulations. I'm .too cheap to uy you a get-well' card." "It makes rrie think of when you first came to work here You used to have a boyish grin then. What happened to it?" "So, you're a year older Well, hurrah, hullaballoo, am icllo lo Aunt Mabel." "I suppose this makes yoi think about retirement plans, don't know what; you have ii mind but -- as a hedge agains inflation -- I ' j u s t bought m wife and me a cemetery plot It's 'kind of nice to know tha when you've got to: go at leas you've got a place to go t where the climate ain't to bad." "Now that ou're a ear old er, don't you think you ought start trying to mike- sense You can't do it any younger.' 1 "I knew you wouldn't want t eat at home on your birthda -- no human being does. So, reserved us a .table at -- ol shut up, Henry. It.isn't all tha expensive, and anyway, yo only have a birthday once Third Suspect Bound Over In Triple Murder DONiPHAN. ; Mo. (AP) he' third "man charged in the an. 17 slayinif of. a Grandin, [o., banker and tvyo members r his family'-was-bound-over or .trial '.in. circuit court Wednesday. · Magistrate ' Willie Dodd : ,or ered Dallas R. Delay.' 33, : 6 /alle Mines, held for trial in lipley .County Circuit:; Cour fter an all-day preliminary learirig. The next terrrijof the ourt begins March 19. : . ' Lloyd D Cowin, 21, and Jerry IV. Rector, 22. both'of Van : Bur en. Mo., were held for trial on he same three murder charge earlier this month. The three men are accused ii he slayings* of Robert R. Kit ermanj 43. president of th Jank of Grandin; his wife Ber tha, 38. and their daughter Rob erta, 17. Delay sat through the hearin Wednesdays in leg irons. Prose cution and d e f e n s e 'lawyer called r about 25 witnesses. · The Kiltermans were foiin shot,to death about 90 minute after Kitterman walked into hi bank wearing a device riggec with dynamite, .told bank em ployes his wife and daughte were being held hostage 'an left with $10,850 in. a satchel.' year -- now and then.". ."-Fortunately, vyou're ; one those' people who can' we; wrinkles fairly gracefully." "Ha, Ha! That's good for laugh. But now let's get dow to the truth. How old are really?" "Don't let it get you dow There's a fair chance you survive to see another one." Tucker Opposes Moving Cf Consumer Protection Unit LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Atty. en; Jim Guy Tucker said VednSsday: that moving the onsumer protection division of is office to the state Commerce Department would be extrerpely damaging" to con- urneri'protection.- Tucker, who'won election last ear in la-campaign in which he ledged a '· vigorous consumer rotectipn- program, made the emark'as the House Insurance hd Commerce Committee rec- ammended. Wednesday passage f a bill to move the division.- Tucker said that to his knowl edge only 'two' states, Florida and Oklahoma, had a consumer affairs office located wholly outside the attorney general' office. He said one of the authors, o the bill, Rep. Art Givens o Sherwood, claimed that th Commerce Department ha employes \yho wefte hot occu jied'fully and whp could staff lonsumer protection- office. Bu Tucker said the departmen would "have to have additioha staffing,' and-'that this woul add to.the proliferation of law yers in- the 'state BEGAN BY; THORNTON v: Trie 'attorney general consumer protection --program begun in the attorney general office two years ago by Ra Thornton had recovered.$.63,61 for consumers in 16 months, t said the office had received 9 complaints · and closed 7( cases. He said'it has,three 1 gal actions pending involvin more than $1 million. . Tucker had thought.; that th general appropriation bill f e constitutional offices con- ined the'money to. fund the nsumer affairs division of his fice but discovered when the 11 was halfway through the gislative process that the loney had been deleted and aced in a separate bill.. ^ .; However, he said that the udget for consumer. affairs as not in'dispute. The budget or the current year provides bout $40,000. Tucker said he ould accept a continuing level f funding for- the next fiscal ear and still beef up the work f the consumer protection divi- ion by supplementing services vith the regular' gen- ral staff members. Breshnev Welcomed PRAGUE (AP) --.'Soviet par- v chief Leonid Bre'shney^as welcomed at Czechoslovakia s eastern border today by Czechoslovak Communist party-presidium member Vasil Bilak. 'rague Radio announced; preshnev is in . Cze f. n - oslovakia to, take part in the 15th anniversary observance or ;he Communists* coming to rower herei The TIMES I* The ' Best Buy For Your Advertising Dellaril S"x7" : .Color Photos In your home for $5.95 CilUimS. Hill--S2MJW MR. QUICK Weekend Special Friday - Saturday - Sunday Pay Hikes For College Heads Recommended ·: LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Salary increases for the presidents of the state colleges and universities and for several department heads were recommended Wednesday by the Legislative point Budget Committee. : 'The committee recommended that the salary of the president of State College of Arkansas he raised from $21,500 to $26,000; from $27,000 to $32,000 for t h e president of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, and from $32,500 to $35,750 for the president of the University of Arkansas at Fayetleville. - The committee earlier had fecommended raises for presidents of other state colleges )i'nd universities, i; Salary increases for stale department heads included: 5--From $16,000 to $19,000 for Hje revenue commissioner. ;*--$15,000 to $19,000 for the Acurfties commissioner. f»_$17,000 to $19,000 for the in- fjiirance commissioner. *.--$18,000 to $19,500 for the tank commissioner, g--$14,000 to: $17,000 for the forestry director. §--$14,000 to $17,000 for the Kant Board .director. *J_$15,500 to $17,000 for the la- fer commissioner. *j--$15.000 to $18,000 for the «me and fish commissioner, J, : ^Awarded Custody {(SANTA MONICA, caiif. tAp) -£ Actor Tony Curtis has been fivarded custody of a teen-aged (ftughler from actress Janet | eigh, his first wife. ^Superior Court Judge Charles I. 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