Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on June 24, 1967 · Page 4
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Idaho Free Press 4 Caldwell News-Tribune, Saturday, June 24,1967 - 4 PAGE OF OPINION FROM THE WIRE DESK THE U.S. WILL HELP BOTH JEW ANP AKA8 TO LIVE IN BROTWERHOOP AND PEACE " Kosygin Talk Dusts Off Cliches i ^/ . important maritime ari important maritime arteries. By JOHN FA5TH effort to duck the painful task ly, but which has been apparent rope. * j|e of Kosygin's bitter Russian Premier Alexei Kos- of producing an alibi for failure since the Bolshevik Revolution, Of equal importance ini m performance against Is- ygln probably would be the last (o support Russia's "Arab Communist Russia inherited munlsm s heritage "°TM 1 .. Arne rican and Great Brit- person to admit that any Amer- friends" to the hilt. from the Romanoff dynasty a Tsars is the ambition to «« nn raei, ^^ premier Js [can whose ears have become Brushing aside what Kosygin desire to establish Pan-Slavism the Russian Empire througn tne wn, ^^ (f) recog _ dulled from hearing Communist has said, it is more important for the inclusion of all Slavic Middle East and along meio^ sum ^,^^ rf provoki|lg "~"~ ' """" T a ,najor war with Communist refuses to dis- rhina if Russia moves adven- propaganda and whose eyes have to consider thoughts he has not peoples of Europe under the them lateral become weary of reading the voiced and aims the Kremlin authority of the Muscovites. is Russian as- This aim virtually became an what is commonly turously into the Middle East and Serving as seU-appolnted policy in this troubled region prosecutor of Israel on grounds that has been developed quiet- Trieste on the South" in Eu that the nation was the aggressor in the war that proved to Q(JR REAPERS SAY be a debacle for the Arab nations, Kosygin making use of typical Communist lexicon actually said nothing new. His presentation of the old scratched record is best des- Politicians Fear Voters To The Editor: t of war « amount o I Asian a TM un ' « n appeared for sian consideration only hours wortd'sVcst before Kosygin's address at the General Assembly when Communist China exploded a hydrogen bomb somewhere in Sing. Idang Province, which shares a portion of the Sine-Russian frontier. Although the Maoist regime the Supreme Court has demon- bers for heinous crimes under would not be motivated by any cribed as boring. For he dusted Just as in the feudal days, the strated that those in authority impeachment proceedings, the knignt-erran iuedw olf and made use of Commim- politicians have an unholy fear can give the law whatever mean- people of the states cannot re- ing « ussla ism's old cliches of speech in of action by the voters. ing is expedient, however ludi- move senators for any other invo TMsTM branding the United States and A man with greater courage crous that meaning may appear reason. "TM ' Great Britain as aggressors in than Sen. Church would openly to the people. U. S. representatives are not cm ini a the Mideast war. welcome a vote by the people, Election of U. S. senators sacrosanct, No one questions real estat mm neic o It should be obvious even to and undoubtedly would retain was given directly to the people the right of the New York state »ould proude a semsn ana im- the most casual observer that his office. Politicians do not by Const. Art. 17, entitled, courts toincarcerate Adam Clay- pemng monve. m uiu the Russian Premier's polemics do business this way. Decisions United States senators to be ton Powell, thereby vacating his composed a belated gesture to TM lst be made by politicians -- elected by direct popular vote, office during his guest status, butter up the Arabs for tha 'he president, the congress, a Paragraph 2 states that when It is only the people who can- Kremlin's apparent failure to committee, or the courts, wheth- vacancies exist, the State shall not remove their represen- provide an effective arsenal and fi r the question be war, infla- issue a writ of election, giving tatives. possibly capable military advi- tion by government or tenure of the states control of filling va- Only hatred of brutish com. sers to weld the forces of those office. cancies. nations into a military force The politicians understand the Shepard brushes aside the possessed of punch. decision of Atty. Gen. Shepard clear intent to give control of His action in demanding an as simply a series of plausible the office of U. S. senator to emergency session of the Gen- arguments to protect a fellow the people of the states, by say- eral Assembly for the prose- politician from facing the people, ing thai because the United cution of Israel indicates an Stiepard's chore was easy, for States Senate can try its mem- munlsm forestalls ugly rebellion against political arrogance. ^ advisers are not likely to make a hasty plunge into the Middle East. If may be said that current Russian policy, the result of embarrassment occasioned by Even this restraint has worn backing a loser in an Important thin in Atlanta. *" and fearful of Peking's ambitions, has been set on acourse C R. Potts of maximum noise at a minimum "Ca'ldwell of risk. TODAY'S EDITORIAL Don't Slam the Door U.S. Rep. James A. McClure, R-ldaho, expressed concern this week with [he recent Chinese nuclear explosion and with Administration reluctance to build an antiballistic missile defense system. The fault, he says, lies at the feet of Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense. "One excuse he gives Is the cost," McClure said. "The Initial cost of a missile 1 defejise 'system' Is estimated at close to $4" · ttlttcm. , That Is approximately the same as what we-'itll spend on foreign aid this year. "This reflects the Administration's reluctance to set meaningful priorities in its progress." It is not clear if McClure is proposing the elimination of U.S. foreign aid in favor UPI SURVEYS CARE FOR AGED of building an anti-ballistic missile defense system. We hope not. Di doing so, we would be slamming the door on the rest of the world at a time when we need to build a greater sense of world understanding. We hope McClure Is not advocating a policy of Isolation, Such a course could lead lo disaster more certainly than failure to construct a defense system. "' It Is · hoped, howeverythat MeNamarawill allow our military minds to take over Vietnam war strategy in hopes that a swift and total victory can be achieved. if this can be accomplished, money we now are pouring into this war can be channeled toward the anti-ballistic missile defense system and toward responsible anti-poverty programs. Hospital Charges Rise; Medicare Not at fault (Last In a Series) By United Press International Since Medicare went Into effect a year ago, doctors have been paid for the care of many elderly patients whom they used to treat free or for sharply reduced fees. A nationwide survey by UPI reporters showed that this is one aspect of the new program ·that Is very popular with the medical profession. But doctors are not so pleased with the procedures by which they collect for treatment of Medicare patients. At present, they have two alternatives, and each has disadvantages from the physician's point oiview. The first alternative is to bill the patient himself in the customary way. It Is then up to the patient to pay the doctor, and send the receipted bill to Medicare for reimbursement. But some elderly patients live on such tight budgets that they can't afford to pay the doctor out of their own pockets and then wait two to three weeks for relmbusrement. Others find the whole procedure terribly confusing. They don't know how to file a claim for reimbursement. And they don't understand the rather complicated rules, which provide that a patient musl pay the first $50 of his doctors' bills In each calendar year, and thereafter may claim reimbursement for 80 per cent of all additional bills. "The biggest problem I have with Medicare is explaining to old folks how it works," said Dr, John B. Howell of Canton, Miss., voicing a sentiment that was heard from many other physicians in all parts of the country. The American Medical Association (AMA) says the problem could be alleviated by dispensing with the requirement that pitients send in receipted bills. It has asked Congress to amend the law so that Medicare will reimburse natlents on the basis of a doctor's bill that has not yet been paid, The Social Sercurity Administration Is opposed lo this idea. It believes the best way to curb increases in fees is lo give doctors every possible incentive to use the other method of collecting which Is available to them. That is to accept an "assignment" from the patient, and send the bill directly to Medicare for payment. If a doctor accepts an assignment, he must do the paperwork involved in filing a claim rather than leave it to the patient. And, more important, he must agree to accept what the Medicare "carrier" lor his community (usually a Blue Shield or private health insurance firm) has determined lo be a "reasonable charge" for the particular services rendered. The AMA has urged doctors to reject the assignment method as an infringement of Iheir right to set their own feas. An analysis by Social Security of first year operations show that about 40 per cent of the nation's doctors are refusing on principle to accept assignments from any patients, regardlessof circumstances. The other 60per cent, however, are accepting assignments on at least some occasions. The I 1 PI survey indicated that Iho majority of doctors havo settled on the practice of billing patients directly whenever possible, but accepting an assignment when the patient would have serious difficulty in paying out of his own pocket and filing a claim for reimbursement. Has Medicare led lo increases in hospital charges and physicians' fees? The L'PI survey showed (hat hospital charges have risen rather sharply In nearly every community during the past year. The average Increase was In the neighborhood of 15 per cent. But hospital administrators were virtually unanimous in attribuling the Increase, not to Medicare, but to higher wages for nurses, maids, kitchen helpers and other hospital personnel. Medicare officials say the wage boosts were justified and even overdue. llospital personnel still are one of the lowest-paid occupational groups In America, with a large percentage receiving Itie bare minimum wage. As for physicians' fees, UPI reporters found no evidence of any sharp rise since Medicare went into effect. There has been a steady uptrend in fees for several years and this continued during the past year, but it does not appear Io have accelerated. It is true, of course, that doctors are now charging elderly patients their regular fees Instead of the reduced fees they used to accept, and this may give some oldsters the impression thai there has been a general rise in medical costs. Today's Thought By H. B. DEAN "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and loday, andforever." Hebrews 13:8 With all our heart, we ought to pray that God will make this divine truth a living reality to each of us. All else in life would come easy. FACT and OPINION Charles Shuman, American Farm Bureau Federation president, says that the Administration is pursuing a "cheap food" policy which is hurting farmers and not helping consumers. "Producers of livestock (which has no supply management program) and soybeans (which generally sell for more than the support price) are already operating under a market system. In fact, two-thirds of agriculture which operate outside of government subsidy and control programs have done better than the controlled sector of farming," President Shuman says. see Youth In Action at the CALDWELL The Northwest's Biggest Junior Rodeo HON., TUES., WED.. JUNE 26. 27 28 SIMPLOT STADIUM COMPLEX SHOW TIME 8:00 P.M. DAILY Queen and Princess Trail Course Contest Starts at 7:30 P.M. Each Night · ADULTS 1.50 · CHILDREN 75' · A Special Thanks to the Sponsors Who Make Our Rodeo Possible! MAJOR AWARDS - Custom Made Saddles Senior Cowboy -- Rube Yost, Caldwell Senior Cowgirl -- J. R. Simplot Company, Caldwell Junior Cowboy -- Exchange Club of Caldwell Junior Cowgirl -- The Crookham Company, Caldwell SPECIAL MAJOR AWARDS - Buckles Senior Cowboy - Jim Love Memorial Award-Wall and Barbara Love Senior Cowgirl -- Amos J. Miller Award--Fred A. Wilier Junior Cowboy - J. C. "Doc" Sorensen Award- Mr, and Mrs. William W. F.kberg Junior Cowgirl - John Smecd Memorial Award-Anon. SPECIAL AWARDS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Trophy Exchange Club of Calrtwell IIARDLUCK COWPOKE - Trophy Pittman Baker, Nampa SENIOR BOYS BULLDOGGING. Alexander's Men's i Boys Wear, Caldwell SENIOR BOYS BAREBACK Idaho Power Company, Caldwell SENIOR BOYS B R A H M A Bank of Idaho, Caldwell Idaho Concrete Pipe Co., Caldwell SENIOR BOYS CALF ROPING. . . . Idaho Department Slore, Caldwell SENIOR GIRLS CLOVERLEAF BARRELS . . . Penney's Accounting Service, Caldwell SENIOR GIRLS GOAT TYING Simplol Soilbuilders, Caldwell SENIOR GIRLS QUEEN CONTEST. . Martin Wholesale, Inc., Caldwell SENIOR GIRLS POLE BENDING . . . . Bob Nicholes Oil Co., Caldwell JUNIOR BOYS BAREBACK . . . First Security Bank of Idaho, Caldwell DAY PRIZES SENIOR GIRLS QUEEN CONTEST 1st day McCluskey's Commissary, Caldwell 2nd day Williams Animal Hospital, Caldwell 3rd day United Wholesale, Caldwell JUNIOR GIRLS PRINCESS CONTEST 1st day Nail's Mobile Service, Caldwell 2nd day Idaho Concrete Pipe Co., Inc., Nampa 3rd day Lloyd's Country Store, Nampa SENIOR BOYS BAREBACK 1st day Caldwell Leather and Canvas 2nd day l.O.N. Cattle Company, Caldwell 3rd day Western Trailer Works, Caldweil SENIOR GIRLS C L O V E R L E A F BARREL RACE 1st day Idah-Besl, Inc.. Caldwell 2nd day B M Equipment Company, Caldwell 3rd day Brauner, Fuller 4 Dooliltlc, Caldwell JUNIOR GIRLS CLOVERLEAF BARRELRACE 1st day UyonMaggard, Caldwell 2nd day Williamson Self Service Furniture, Caldwell 3rd day Leo Dennis Oievron Station. Caldwell JUNIOR BOYS BAREBACK 1st day Sportsman Cafe and Lounge, Caldwell 2nd day Lloyd's Country Store, Nampa Srdday Dean's Goodyear.Caldwell SENIOR GIRLS GOAT-TYING 1st day Golden Pheasant Cafe, Caldwell 2nd day Bud Grant Heal Eslaie. Caldwell 3rd day Summers Stationery, Caldwell J U N I O R GIRLS GOAT-TAIL TIE 1st day Armour Co.. Nampa 2nd day United Wholesale. Caldwell 3rd day News-Tribune and Idaho Free Press JUNIOR BOYS STEER R I D I N G ltday Carlton Yamamoto Agency, Caldwell 2nd day Pliil Chertiitii Trucking. Caldwell 3rd day Ralph Filer Furniture PARADE AWARDS - Plaques BEST GIRL - J. C. Penney Co., Caldwell BEST BOY - Burns Chevrolet Company, Caldwell BEST PAIR - Service Parts Co., Caldwell BEST PAIR - Alcxanderson Davis. Caldwell EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS 1 it place - buckle; 2nd - trophy; 3rd - trophy Albertson's Food Center, Caldwel) ¥ I t v i n B n n v c ,,,,,, B m l v n Harvey Hoff Better Living Center, JUNIOR BOYS STEER RIDING . Caldwell JUNIOR BOYS CALF ROPING Blacker Appliance i-Furniture Caldwell JUNIOR GIRLS CLOVERLEAF B A R R E L S . Caxton Printers Caldwell JUNIOR GIRLS GOAT TAIL T Y I N G Caldweil Electric Lee's Western Wear, Caldwell J U N I O R GIRLS PRINCESS CONTEST Irrigator's Lumber Co. OK Livestock Markets Feed Yard Caldwell J U N I O R ROYS FLAG RACE Sears Roebuck i Co Caldwell J U N I O R GIRLS POLE BENDING W. R.Grace Co.! Caldwell Idaho First National Bank, Caldwell -- Plaques SENIOR BOYS CALF ROPING D B S u o p l y , Caldwell Sundowner Motel, Caldwell · Vanways. Inc., Caldwell JUNIOR BOYS BREAKAWAY CALF ROPING i^;,- Burns, Swanson 4 Sheppard, Caldwell 3r ddaay . · · KCID, Caldwell · )raaay Bob Dawson Lumber Co., Caldweil JUNIOR BOYS STEER RIDING - 2nd Section l Sndtdaayv , Nampa Saddle i Canvas. Nampa ,J d rtfv Jensen WhUeley Sinclair, Caldwell 3 r a a a y Kit Manufacturing Co. Inc SENIOR GIRLS POLE BENDING J*!, dI f- yv - · · · · I-owman Richlield Service, Caldwell ^l ay , Bermelt Machines, Welding Works, Caldwel 3rdday Leedy's Cafe, Caldwell JUNIOR GIRLS POLE B E N D I N G 2n dd .f y . McGarvin'sSmorqucts, Caldwell 3? dd ay Home Dairies. Caldwell 3 day Co-Op Oil AWn.. Caldwell SENIOR BOYS BULLDOGGING 2n ddriaayv I'l'iho Concrete Pipe Co.. Nampa 3? d l v · v · · -. Bunny Buick, Caldwell J r a o a y Dairymen s Cooperative Creamery Caldwell J U N I O R BOYS FLAG RACE MAw n '..' · · · · · · Saleway Stores, Caldwell SrdS Palters TM Livestock Supply, Inc., Caldwell Ace Supply. Inc., Caldwell SENIOR BOYS B R A H M A BULL R I D I N G ^Yv u s -Sloci Farm Service Center, Wilder 3rd day Saratoga Hotel, Calriwell ' M. II. King, Co.

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