The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 12, 1950
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PAQI TWO BMTHEVILTJ: (ARK.) COURIER WEDNIEDAT, APRIL If, 1M0 TlM Nation Today: Economy and Efficiency? Friends, Foes Argue U. S. Hospitals Plan r. Nate: TUi U the third •< five »UiHM eipUlnlng the flfht er*r the Hoorer Commission's pro- l to lump the VA hospital raip In with other t overnment By Jam« Marlow WASHINGTON, April 12. (/P) — The federal government Is spending about * 1,000,000,000 a year on its various medical programs and hospitals. That includes the Army and Navy hospitals In this country, the Public Health Service, and the hospitals • nd medical care provided for veterans by the Veterans Administration. The Hoover Commission, headed by former President Hoover, recommended that all the hospitals be placed under the single control of a new agency to be called the United Medical Administration. Better and Cheaper The Idea behind this recommendation—since the commission's job was to suggest ways of running the government better and cheaper— was that It would make the government's medical program more effi clent and less costly., There Is sharp dispute over both points: more efficiency, at less cost But on the subject of cost both the friends and foes of the recommendation are pretty vague. The Hoover' Commission Itself didn't attempt to say how much' the dne-agency-for-all-hospltals woulil save the government. Legion Opposes Plan On the other hand the American Legion, : which says the plan would cost more than the' government Is now - spending - can't say how much*' more. , The Legion, which wants VA to keep all Its own hospitals Independently, Is leading the fight: against the plan. But as'for efficiency, the Hoover Commission /says -the ' plan 'would Improve the general standard o: medical r care, public health, and medical research; standardize th costs .of building hospitals; get th' most use of federal hospitals by wiping out the present distinctions as to the types of beneficiaries foi which each .can .care now;". and le the .' government .make better use.p: Its medical manpower. But It's right on that point — would -the Hoover Commission plan better the way hospitals are run separately", now?— that the dispute begins: Opposite ' Aiuwen Some of the statements of the plan's friends arid .foes will, be given In a later story But^— What the "veteran wants to kno 1 •bout the plan 'can 'be boiled down to three -questions Hell get oppo- lit* answers. The thing to remem b* to that at this point the who! bustaen to a matter. of .opinion, am conflicting opinion at that. QrDoes it make sense to handl veterans, soldiers,- sailors, depen dent* ofrmen In the 'armed forces and patients of the • public ,henlth service all In the same hospital? A. Friends of the plan: Sure, i patient U a patient no matter wh or where he Is, Foes of the plan: No for , admission . to such a hospita would .depend on ^the avallabilit of beds not occupied by non-vettr tat. Crowded Out? ' Q. Mightn't this ; all-patiente-tn one-hocpital plan mean a vetera might find himself crowded out? A- Foes of the plan: Sure It mtgh in spite of the fact that the gen emrhent has a- special obligation the veterans particularly .the on with a service-connected disabiltt Friends of the'plan: No, there'd b- plenty of beds to go around, If th hospitals were merged. <5. Would the plan mean more id tape for the veterans? A. Friends of the plan: No. He'd .111 go to VA to get an okay If he anted to get Into a government ospital; VA would still be rspon- ble for getting him In. Foes of the Ian: Sure, more red tape. Instead f dealing with the familiar VA lone, the veteran would have to eal with VA and then with the ew independent, hospital. ABA Outlines .ong-Rahge Youth Plan HOT SPRINGS, Ark,, April 12. M>) —A long-range plan of mutual co- perfltion between bankers and edu- ators in Riding fnrm youth was utlined here loday. \V. W. Campbell, president of the National Bank of Eastern Arkansas nd chairman of the Agriculture Commission of the American Bank- rs Association, told commission- members that bankers must real- ze the need of understanding farni- ns* problems. Campbell said that a plan to have :ountry banks employ a full-time ;taff member whose- duties ^<n1d x; to visit farms, talk (arming incl understand farm problems, vould be subm'*t€d to the' ABA's national convention this year. The veteran Arkansas banker al.\, laid that Avocations" short courses should be offered young persons vho will "remain bri the farm and operate therri for this country" in future years, . , :. The Agriculture Commission of he ABA has been In session here for two days. The meeting was to adjourn today. Officials Ponder Problem of Thomas EASTFR'S FINEST—An Italian mother and two children admit* one ot Rome's most unusual Holy Year displays—an Easter egg in which the whole of St. Peter's Church and square have been worked in chocolate and sugar. (Photo by NEA-Acme staff correspondent Julius Humi.) pigeon loft so it would go off when the door «as opened. He roregot about his invention when he went to count his birds next day. The 45-yesr-oin pigeon lancler WBS buried today In the local cemetery. "Soy It With Flowers" Blytheville FLOWER MART Memphis Hlway Pbtnr MM Japanese Tree Donor May Visit Them in Capital TOKLO, April 12. (/P)—The Japanese patriarch .who gave Washington Its Tamed ciierry'trees will visit the United States see them. Yukio bzakl, 91, recalled 'the gift today In a newspaper article. He said he sent the trees <ah|]e mayor or Tokyo to express • Japan's gratitude for President Theodore Roosevelt's mediation in the Russo-Jap- .Tce war In 1905. : "If, it hadn't been for this mediation*; 'Japan ,•: w o ,u 1 d have; '^been thrashed," pzaki wrote. "The Japanese 'didn't realize • this because the government' only .publicized Japanese victories. There was even widespread dissatisfaction with the peace treaty. .' . - . , : But I thought something must be'done to'thank the United States, so I scut some cherry saplings." Ozakl has served In every Diet (parliament) since the first in 1890. He recalled Japanese propaganda early in the war that the cherry trees had been cut down. "1 didn't believe It." Pigeon Thief Trap Backfires; Services For Inventor Today Boorsem, Belgium, April 12. 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Gamble and Associate* 108 Commerce Title Building, Memphis, Tennessee Phones 8-4116, 48-3576 Let Me Help You Plan Your Life Insurance Estate NEWARK, N.J., April 1». (ft — tail* ix-Congressman J. Pirn«U homas tends chickens In • federal Uon, government officlaU arc gurlng out how to collect a $10,000 ie from him. Tnomu, former Republican rep- MnUttve 1<t"m New Jersey's Stv- nth District, hended the Hou« ommitle* to lnv«tlg»te un-Amert- tn »ctlvltle» durln« the iOth Con- res». • He WM I tier convicted on a h»rge ol padding his pnyroll ana «ntenced tp between tlx and II TOnthj In prison ind a 110,000 fine. e hat served four months of the rlson term, but the fine has not jeen paid. ' Assistant U.S. Attorney John 3. orcoran said here yesterday that Is checking means of collecting . He said he would look Into luch ssets as bank accounts and real state and take steps to en«ble the overnment to take over $10,000 worth. He pointed out that Thomas cannot be paroled until the fine Is collected, and added that the collection process "would be speeded up considerably if someone volunteered the money." So far there have been no volunteers, Corcoran said. Sources at the Federal , Correctional Institution at Danbury, Conn., ««y the 54-yrar-old Congressman has. been In' charge 'of a flock of chickens since his arrival there. Senator Seeks Vacations Cut WASHINGTON, April 11. Senator Douglas (D-I11) yesterday introduced two bills aimed at cutting down the vacations and sick leaves of federal employes. One bill would reduce from 26 to 20 working days a year the Yacttion. now given most government workers outside the postal service. Their sick leave would b« cut from 15 to 12 days. At the same time, the vacations of postal workers would be raked from 15 to 20 days and sick leave from 10 to 12 days. The second, alternative bill also would equalize sick leave but base vacations on the length of an em- ploye's service. Those with less than three years service would get 10 days or two weeks. After three years service, the vacations would, be Increased to IS days and alter * 10 years service, to 20 days. The population ot Scotland If ibout. 6,000,000. What's happening MAY 2 The State Financial Responsibility ' LAW Is Very Strict! Before you have an. ted dent, call 3361 for automobile Insurance protection. For small premium, we Include *10,000 Personal Liability. W. M. BURNS Insurant* Agency Entertaining? Biry Cokelry the ease so easy, so welcome, terve ice-cold 24 Bottle Case , /fsk Jor it tilhtr tcay . . . lath trade-marks mean the same thinz iOTTLfO, UNOIH AUTHORITY OF THf COCA-COLA COMPANY §Y Coca-Cola Bottling Co. ot Blytheville » * O 1950, ft* Coca-Cola Make a Date with a fUTUHAMIC Gtv» "Rock«t" power |uit on* quarter- hour! Try Oliismabilc's "Rocket" Engine . 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