The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 17, 1950
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Health Plan Gets Boost in Booklet Democratic National Committee Goes to Bat For Insurance Program WASHINGTON, May n. <a*> — The Democratic National Committee went to bat again yesterday for the Truman administration's notarial health insurance program. 'ag a 32-paso booklet distributed to~party workers, the committee called it a "balanced program," and denied it is "socialized medicine" as some opponents have charged. The committee said the plan provides Jor: .Mure Education More medical education, medical research, liospiUiJs and health centers, local public health work, health protection for tjabies and children, and application of the ''insurance principle to spread the cost of medical care nnd kce|) unexpected illness from becoming a financial disaster to millions of Americans." The bouklet says the patient would be free to choose his own doctor, the doctor would be free to accept or reject new SKUjems, and the program would be locally administered, it also says: Insurance IJudgct A worker could budget his med- toal insurance by paying one and a half per cent of earnings under $400 a month. No worker would pay more than $6 a month. Self-employed persons could be covered, paying slightly more. "It is paying for medical care on the principle of insurance on the installment plan," he booklet adds. ''Employers would match premiums paid by people on their payroll." Chairman William Boyle called the booklet "a faclural presenta- tio^A* of the health program and saiffgo'is ''deliberately devoid of the emotional arguments and of the distortions used by opponents." FBI Captures 2 Youths at McRae In Robbery Cos© LITTLE ROCK, May 17. liV)— The FBI said today it had captured two youths charged with robbing and torturing a 72-year-old merchant in South Carolina. S. S. Alden, agent in charge of the FBI office here, Identified the two as Ralph D. Bruce, 19, and Maurice Austin, 21, both of Chester, S. c. He said they were arrested at McRac. Ark., yesterday by White County Sheriff Jack Pricft and an FBI agent. FBI records show that the two young men held up Bob Roberts, Chester stroekeeuer, last month too' ' ' -" - ' thii, hid es In an effort to make him tell where It was. Austin and Bruce were to be arraigned before a u. S. commissioner foday on a federal charge of unlawful flight to escape prosecution. UP Men Picket White House WASHINGTON, Mny 17. W) — Two striking United Press teletype maintenance men picketed the "White House today in protest against its use of a U. P. news printer. Pickets also appeared in front, of the Republican National Committee after doing duty yesterday before the Democratic National Committee. The nationwide strike of U. P. teletype operators and maintenance men seeking higher pay is now in its third week. The White House pickets had placards strapped around their waist reading: "On Strike Against UP-Wash ing- ton City News Service. UP-WCNS Equipment on Premises of White House." Jj'he pickets belong to API, Lo<OJ 47, Commercial Telegrapher' Umon. Fist-fighting Is one of the popul- lar events of the "balseria," an annual spring festival among the Indians of Panama. Leon II. Ke>s*rllnr ECONOMIC 'LEFT FIELDERS'? —Nomination by President Truman of Dr. Doy A. Blough, to be the third man on his Council of Economic Advisers, and promotion of Leon Keyscrling to chairman of the council, brought caustic comment from some Republicans ill Congress. Sen. Robert A. Tafl tit., o.j quipped: "The President now has three left fielders on the team to advise him on economic affairs." Third member of the council Is Dr. John D. Clark. Blough, currently a University of Chicago professor, is a former New Deal tax expert. HoHywood Group Low Rotes Reds HOLLYWOOD. May 17. (/F;—The total number of "actual, hard-bitten revolutionary, subversive Communists in Hollywood is not much above 100," sas the Motion picture Alliance for the Preservation o[ American Ideals. The alliance, headed by actor John Wayne, snirt: "We know that within the next year motion pictures again will come under congressional lire because of our Communists. Louis Budcnz, who knows, has offered to give the Senate the name of the Communists in our community, we know pretty well ourselves who they are. and our estimate is that the total number is not much above 100. One hundred out of 30,000 workers.' The alliance said it has fouglr openly against, communism for sev en years, but has received KM- support from top executives, li at serled that some executives hai opposed the alliance and even tried to destroy it. 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