fil, TWO - Blythevme (ArU Courier Kewg - luertay, June ». MM Hospitals Get 1 • • Ready For Medicare LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The 1 Social Security Administration says that all but a Few of Arkansas'- 109- hospitals are-expected to complete qualification for the medicare program which begins Friday. The administration said at a news conference Monday that 64 hospitals in the state have fully qualified. "Our figures aren't accurate," 'said Charles Hyatt, assistant district manager of the administration, "Many hospitals are completing their qualifications every day," he said. He said 96 hospitals had qualified under the Social Security Act and 86 under the Civil Rights Act, but only 6* rn e t both qualifications. Graham Nixon, director of the Arkansas Hospital Association, (aid a nursing shortage would prevent a few hospitals from meeting the Social Security requirements. * * * At Dallas, Tex., J. H. Bond •aid everything is ready for the program to start operating in bis region. Bond is the Health, Education «nd Welfare Department regional director fcr Arkansas. Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. "No sizeable area to the five- itate region will be lacking the necessary facilities to imple- jnent the program'op July 1," Bond said. Nixon said, fcost hospitals In the state will have to raise their rates because of the medi- pare program. H,e said patients 65 years of age ana older usually pay bills better than younger patients. The program will pay 80 per cent of hospital costs over $40 Incurred by persons 6S and over. Medicare will also pay 80 per cent of doctor bills incurred by patients who have elected to pay $3 a month for medical in- luranee. * * * Arkansas hat 197,470 of its J17.000 eligible persons participating in the medical insurance program, Hyatt said. Hyatt estimated that medi- care would increase the aver age patient load only by about five per cent. Medicare will pay -only the actual cost of hospital service, not the hospital's normal charge, Hyatt said. Hospitals will submit biljs directly to BJue Cross, which will act as the billing agent, Doctors may submit bi()s through the. insurance companies or they may bjll patients who would, in turn, file a claim with the insurance carrier. Blue Shield wj!l serve as bill' )ng agent for most medical payments and Travelers Insurance Co. will ba the billing agent for persons covered by the Railroad Retirement System. Hyatt said all Little Rock hospitals were fully qualified for the program* * * Other hospitals fully qualified included: • Sparks Memorial Hospital at Fort Smith, St. Joseph's Hospital at Hot Springs, Cotton Belt Hospital at Texarkana, Crawford County Hospital at Van Buren, Crittenden Memorial at West Memphis. North Arkansas Clinic and Dr. Gray's Hospital at Batssville, Ouachita Comity Hospital at Carnden, Conway Memorial Hospital at Conway, Crossett Health Center at Crossett, De- Queen General Hospital at De- Queen, City Hospital and Washington General Hospital at Fayetteville, Boone County Hospital at Harrison.. St. Bernards at Jonesboro, St. Anthony's at'Mqrrilton, Baxter General at Mountain Home, Newport Hospital & Clinic at Newport, Community Hospital at Paragould, Piggott Hospital Association at Piggott, Randolph County Hospital at Poca- h'ontas, Rogers 'Memorial at Rogers, St. Mary's at Russell vi'lle, Porter Rodgers at Searcy and Lawrence Memorial at Walnut Ridge. NOTICE APPLICATION 70R: WINE PERMIT IN RESTAURANT AND CAFE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a pei-rnit to sell and serve with food wine rnanu- facturered in Arkansas, on the P remise described as Rustic MI, 113 N. Division, Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that rio'license to sell Intoxicating beverages by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this State, or any oth,er State, relative to the sale o! alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July, 1966, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1967. Elmore V. Thomas, Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of June, 1966. Charles A. Hindman Notary Public My Commission Expires: Dec. H, J969 (SEAL 6-28 AN ARKANSAS FIRST-Jimmy Sanders of Blytheville (third from left) is shown during a four-day mid-summer session of -the national Pepsi-Cola Bottlers' Association at Hot Springs. Sanders is the first Arkansas bottler to serve as president of the 530-member association. Others are (from left) Harry M. England, New Orleans, executive vice president of the bottlers' group; Samuel H. Desch, New York, executive vice president of Pepsi-Cola Company, and James B. Som- merall, New York, president and chief executive officer of Pepsi-Cola Co. Mao Deified in China Even Though He Lives By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Joseph Stalin, in the words of his idolaters, may have been "the genius leader of all mankind," but he was a piker alongside Mao Tie*tung when it came to thinking. Mao's thinking, to cite just one Chinese Communist assessment, is "the' greatest truth since time immemorial." The Chinese Communists, who like to make great leaps forward, took a big jump in the past year in the field of the personality cult. Their performance promises to put Stalin's cult to shame. Stalin was called: "Great leader and teacher and invincible fighter for all mankind." "Father of all mankind." "Leader of the great army of struggle for the cause of peace PICKET WHILE WORKING CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — A labor union has gone modern and devised a method of picketing at the nation's space center which takes the strain off tfie feet. Instead of marching back and forth with picket signs, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employes have hired an airplane to tow a banner "airing" their complaint. The banner reads: "REA Unfair." Members of the union have >een involved in a contract dis- lute with. RCA since 1964 but lave pot been staying ob. TOO BUSY TO DISCUSS IT PRAGUE (AP) - A poll of 320 people between the ages of ]4 and 29 in Czechoslovakia showed that 40 per cent of them said mey have jio free time whatsoever, the Czechoslovak news agency C.T.K. reported. The survey did not say what these busy Czechoslovaks were doing. LOOKING TOWARD LONDON-Trophy-hold«rs Janet Little and Alonzo Wilklni will captain the 25-member US. team in the 25-nitlon-International Panlympici opening in London, England, July 28. Jinet heads the Illinois Glzz Kldt and Alohio the Bulova Watchmakers, team winners of the U.S. 10th Wheelchair Garnet. Center is Ben Upton, chairman of the games which brought together 260 hindlcipped athletes from 24 states. off the "Highball" originally m«ant a sail raised as a signal for railroad trains to go ahead, or speed up. and socialism." On his 70th birthday in De- cembe'r 1949, while Communists around the world lavished adoration upon him, Pravda said of him: "The celebration of comrade J.V. Stalin's birthday was mighty demonstration of the devotion and love of the Soviet peoples and the working people of the whole world for the leader and teacher of all mankind, the inspirer and organizer of the victory of communism." Now it's Mao's turn. But there is one curious thing about the Mao cult which sets it from Stalin's. Although some time ago the obeisance apart often was to Mao himself, now it is invariably to his "thinking," as if Mao's body had been snatched away, leaving a legacy to be administered by some sort of collective leadership. "Chairman Mao is the red sun in our hearts," the party press would say in the past. "Chairman Mao is the radiant sunlight in our minds." Now it's all about Mao's words and thought. Some examples: "Each one of Chairman Mao's words is worth 10,000 words." * * * "Chairman Mao's thought is the greatest truth since time jmmeorial." Mao's thought has done things Stalin never dreamed of. The Peking People's Daily said a Chinese ping pong team won a championship because it "placed emphasis on the decisive role of Mao Tze-tung's thought in winning victories in table tennis tournaments," A factory assigned to produce seamless ojfygen. cylinders announced "the process of producing oxygen cylinders is a process Of creatively studying Mao Tze-tung's. thinking." And there was the celebrated case of the watermelons which would not sell in summertime until, said the People's Daily, the fruit company manager in Shanghai read Mao Tze-tung's work "on contradictions." Things changed, and, said the manager, "the reason for.our success iii selling watermelons was completely attributed to the invincible might of Mao Tze- tung's thinking." 4-F, Imposter Attempts To Crash Army's Party SAIGON, South Viet Nam I opportunity. \P) - He was 4F and had only "We decided >5 in the pockets of his bor- •owcd uniform when he arrived to join the war. But David Stucki never got a crack at the Viet Cong. The San Francisco computer operator waited today for the ong flight back home. He had ieen discovered as an imposter with his crusade hardly under way. "I wanted to join tie Army," Stuck!, 21, said. "It's something I lacked. I wanted to fight here." So he changed places with a soldier he met at a party in San Francisco a week ago. The GI was back home on emergency leave from Viet Nam and wanted a hardship cause of family discharge problems yvas due to return in a few jours. Stucki, whose own military ambitions had been thwarted by a physical disability, seized the NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Lacy Stires residing at 128 W. Davis St., Blytheville, Arkansas has made appeal to the Board of Adjustment for a hearing on a denial for a Building Permit to construct a Utility Room and Enclosed Breezeway onto the present building on the premises at the above address. AU persons interested in this hearing should be at the Meeting of the Board of Adjustment at 1:30 P.M. July 26, 1966 in the City Hall of Blytheville, Arkansas. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS " 6-28 suddenly to change clothes and would take his place," Stucki said. He refused to identify tiie soldier, a private first class. He took the soldier's travel orders and Army identification papers and before the sun rose again Over the Golden Gate was aboard a military transport winging toward Viet Nam from Travis Air Force Base. Stucki debarked at Saigon still undetected and made his way to the soldier's engineer battalion, but there the ruse ended. The battalion's nOncorns spotted the fake Pfc, and Stucki was hustled back to Saigon. U.S. consular officials said they were trying to reach his fattier, Dr. Virgil Stucki, a dentist in Lafayette, Calif., to pay for his errant son's passage home. * * * Back in San Francisco, Stu- cki's boss expressed astonish* men I at hi' 1 employe's sudden emergence .000 miles away. Roland Waui, manager of the computer operations at the University of California's Medical Center, said: "He was working the night shift and was due On again Monday midnight. When we came in Tuesday morrtihg and saw no work had been done, we were thoroughly alarmed and suspected foul play." . Stucki had been on the job about two months without giving any hint of wanting to go off to war. "A nice, competent, blond and rather tall young man," said Waal. "He just looked like an average American." An Army spokesman in San Francisco took a serious view of the matter. He said that if Stucki's story about borrowing the uniform and credentials is true, "God help that unnamed soldier." ALLENTOWN ANTICS—Attracting attention was easy. but whether these models C4n sell incredulous bystanders on these jet-set fashions j« another queition. The designs, created by Princeti Qalitarie of'Rome on special order, were paraded in Ailentdwn, p»., by a department store. The quiltedmylon, turtle-neck jumpsuit complete with space helmet, left, is for resort and beach wear. The swimsuit with peephole helmet, at right, is of orange and white stretch fabric. estinghouse 5,000 BTU Room Air Conditioner Room Air Conditioner Model MMF057Z NEMA Certified 5,000 BTU Cooling Capacity... perfect for night time cooling. Light Weight only 39 Ibi — Installs easily too with new ZIP KIT. Operates on 119 Volts, 7.5 Amps . . . ft plugs in like a lamp. 2 Fan Spied* give you a choice of High Cool, Night Cool, High Fan and Low Fan. Plut: Rust-Proof Aluminum Wrapper, Zinc-Coated Chassis, Permanent- Washable Filter, (g)Built-ln Quality, only *99 95 WILSON'S FURNITURE and APPLIANCES 113 E. 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