The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1966 · Page 5
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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, June 11, IMt- Pift 'fin THE MYSTERY, THE MONUMENTJHE MAN By TOM A. CUI1EN European Staff Correspondent (First in a Series) PARIS - (NBA) - French farmers who do not know their own blood type will tell you that President Charles de Gaulle's blood group is 0-rhesus positive. They remember this from the •days of the OAS (Algerian Se- 'cret Army) terrorism, when De Gaulle was constantly in danger of being assassinated. When De Gaulle visits Moscow this month, no bottles of precious blood plasma will travel with him, as happened on his tours of the French provinces in the early 1960s. He breathes easier these days, now that his mortal enemies are either scattered or in prison. . The fact remains that in the early '60s De Gaulle was the target for no fewer than five assassination plots, two of which came within an ace of succeed- 1 ing. * * * '' A faulty wire is all that saved De Gaulle and his wife Yvonne from being blown up in September, 1961, as they were being driven from Paris to their home in Colombey-les-Deiix-Eg- lises. Thanks to the defective .wi-e, an 8-pound plastic bomb planted on the side of the road failed to go off. A year later De Gaulle's car i "Nothing • great was ever dons was ambushed, sprayed with { in the midst of chatter," is one machine gun fire on the road to Villacoublay airport near Paris. The bullets came within inches of De Gaulle's head. The most fantastic plot of all involved the use of police dogs booby-trapped with explosives. The plot was nipped just in time by security police. It speaks well of the president's physical courage that he allowed none of these outrages to stop him from mingling with his people. The provincial tours continued as before, with De Gaulle grasping all hands that were proffered to him, to the despair of his bodyguards. De Gaulle seems to draw strength from these "crowd baths," as he calls them. * * * In Paris he is a different person. Here he shrinks from the tude of the Elysee Palace, his residence. At the age of 75, De Gaulle has managed to conserve his energy remarkably. His eyesight however is failing. He has been operated on for cataract but avoids wearing glasses in public, presumably from vanity. DeGaulle dislikes all unnecessary noise. He will not tolerate a clock or a radio in his bedroom, for example. The three telephones on his office desk are only for outgoing calls. of his favorite maxims. The president and his quiet, gray-eyed wife, Yvonne, occupy only a small apartment on the first floor of the buff-colored Elysee Palace, which King Louis XV built for his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Occasionally they entertain a few trusted friends, but never large groups. In such an intimate circle De Gaulle can be quite charming, and even witty, telling jokes at his own expense. Charles de Gaulle Touring the provinces last nally French ioKisn m jnj s t e r. year, he confided to his entour- De Gaulle stops measuring his age, I'm looking forward to height and his distance from Mass tomorrow - it's the only other mortals on i y when he and public place where I'm not ex. peeled to make a speech." De Gaulle rules France from a gilt desk topped with red leather in a first floor office overlook the palace gardens. Opposite him is a tapestry depicting "Don Quixote cured of his madness by Wisdom." Near at hand is a globe of the world. The president sees Georges Pompidou, his prime minister, privately about three or four times a week. Long ago De Gaulle decided that diplomacy was much too serious to be entrusted to diplomats, so he keeps foreign policy firmly in his own hands, although Maurice Couve de Murville is nomi- NATURAL STREAMS SURVEY his wife get away for the weekend to their home at Colombey- les-Deux Eglises. Only then can they completely relax. Here Madame De Gaulle, who is affectionately known as "Aunt Yvonne," busies herself with her favorite charities, including a hospital for mentally retarded children. De Gaulle's daughter, Anne who died in 1948 at the age ol 20, was one of these unfortunates, which only made her dearer to her parents. During the war De Gaulle could nol . bear to be parted from Anne, but took her with him even to Algiers. She is buried hi the cemetery of Colombey. Sundays President Charles de Gaulle likes to attend Mass in the ancient Colombey church. He especially likes to sit in corner pew where the sun streams down upon him through a stained glass window of St. Joan of Arc. Medicare Troubles Forecast By JOHN HARBOUR AP Science Writer "You get a sick patient in a hospital who is 85 years old," the surgeon said. "He has to be fed, taken to the bathroom, washed, his teeth brushed—but Uncle Sam says that patient is less expensive to take care of than a youngster with an appendectomy. "It just doesn't make any sense." Right or wrong, that is the opinion of many doctors as medicare provisions come into effect July 1 and millions of elderly Americans can compete for additional medical services. An Associated Press survey across the nation shows that some of the troubles forecast in the wake of medicare are: Higher fees for some special- zed doctors, perhaps higher lospital bills for private patients, more hospital crowding at least at first, less nursing care for everyone, and in some areas a longer wait for surgery. ! But the opinions are far from marks most of the thinking when medical experts try to predict just what medicare will do. Starting at the beginning in studying the impact of man on natural water resources, rfie Interior Department's Geological Survey is establishing research stations on 36 "undefiled" Stream Sites. Purpose is to determine how streams behave in their natural state in order to evaluate the ultimate effect of such human-originated influences as stream diversions, storage dams, pollution, dredging and industrial use oo the nation's water resources. Sites selected as •till relatively free of man's influence are: 0 North Fork Qirinafc River, Wash. 2) Swiftcurrent Crecfc, Mont 3) Hoyden Creek, Idaho 4) Minam River, Ore. 5) Crater Lake, Ore. 6) Wickahoney Creek, Idaho 7) Cache Creek, Wyo. 8) Encampment River, Wyo. 9) Red Butte Creek, Utah 10) Sooth Twin River, Nev. 11) Wildrose Creek, Calif. 12) Vallecrto Creek, Colo. 13) Rio Moo. KM. 14) Lhnpia Creelc, Tex. 15) Castle Creek, S.D. 16) Beaver Creek, N.D. 17) Kawishiwi River, Minn. 18) Washington Creek, Mich. 19) Popple River, Wis. 20) Blue Beaver Creek, Okla. 21) Kiamich! River, Okta. 22) North Sylamore Creek, Ark. 23) South Fork Rocky Creek, Tex. 24) Big Creek, La. 29 West Fork Sipsey River. Ala. 26) Little River, Tenn. 27) Upper Twin Creek, Ohio 28) Young Woman's Creek, 29) Eso*pas Creek, N.Y. 30) Wild River, Maine 31) McDonalds Branch, NJ. 32) Holiday Creek, Va. 33) Cotalooche Creek, N.C 34) Tallulah River, Go. 35) Falling Creek, Go. 36) Sopchoppy River, Ha. (NEXT: Greatness Begins) News Of Mm In Service TEN-DAY LEAVE—Airman Charles A. Sigmin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Sigmin of 1031 Hardin, is home on a 10-day leave after completing basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He has been reassigned to Walker AFB, New Mexico. Unbeatable! 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"The private patient outside the scope of the law will be affected adversely," ne said. "His bills will be higher and already burdened medical and nursing staffs will have less ;ime to devote to the private patient." He expects that the hospital will break even at best on medi- care patients and will lose money in some cases. "This means that the private patient must subsidize the medicare patient," Reed said. In a poll of New. England hospital administrators, most felt that medicare provisions would not reduce present hospital charges but might hold down new increases at least for a time. William A. Clermont, administrator of the Malone, N.Y., Alice Hyde Hospital said that medical costs would continue to but because the national economy expands and "salary mandates continue to increase." Almost universally, the new. billing procedures under medi- care are going to mean that many hospitals will have to change billing practice and all will run into more clerical and accounting work. John O'Connor of Los Angeles County Hospital says more clerical help will be needed. • *. + * "There'll be more detailed reporting of costs and county hospitals will probably have to get away from the flat rate bilU ing they now use," he said. For many hospitals, it will mean an increased itemization of individual patient costs — and that will mean computer! and mechanization. ";; There will be other changes and costs. At Boston's 980 bed Massachusetts General Hospital, with 6,000 employes, increased Social Security levies more this year — and that cost will cost the hospital $300,000 boils down to almost .an extra dollar a day per patient. It will show up on hospital bills. To some, medicare will discourage hospitals from employing their own chiefs of surgery and radiology. To one administrator, that is "a classic blunder on the part of Congress" and. is going to set back U.S. hospital development "a good 15 tofJO years." -".' Said Albert L. 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