Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 2, 1977 · Page 29
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 29

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, June 2, 1977
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Tnurs.,June 2,1977 GREELEY (Colo.) TKIBUiyK 28 £ Hospital entering to the rich By PETER J.SHAW should eat just what they LONDON (UPI) - If in want," said Medical Director sickness a bottle of Chateau Dr. Arthur Levin. "It's most Lafite to wash down th'e Boeuf important to recovery." Bourguignon will speed your Hence Bouef Bourguignon recovery, the Wellington Hospital's the place for you. Provided you can afford the tab. Those who can include King Khaled of Saudi Arabia, actress Elizabeth Taylor and others who want some of !he best medical treatment Britain can offer. The two-year-old Wellington is London's most luxurious -and costly -- private hospital. The 98 rooms each go for 5180 a day with several suites available at 5350. All are air-conditioned and fitted with refrigerators, bathroom units and a specially designed warming oven to ensure patients always have hot food. The suites have sitting rooms and color television. It is the only London hospital with a liquor license. "We believe our patients and other heady fare is always available. The Wellington is one of several private hospitals springing up in London to meet an increasing demand caused by the gradual phasing out of private beds in Britain's National Health Service hospitals. It is 51 per cent British- owned. The rest belongs to the Kentucky-based Humane Inc., an American company which owns and runs 60 private hospitals. The Wellington is Humane's first European venture. "We are dedicated to quality," American administrator William Heburn said. "There are 2.2 nurses here to every six weeks at the Wellington while undergoing major hip surgery. He took over the enlire top floor, including 10 rooms and two suites overlooking Lord's Cricket Ground. The accommodation alone cost Khaled around 52,500 a day and unofficial estimates of his final bill ranged as high as 5850,000. At least 103 of Britain's leading specialists do some of their work at Wellington, where nurses wear uniforms designed by Hardy Amies. The entrance lobby has a three-inch thick carpet and a receptionist who speaks, among other languages, fluent Arabic. The Wellington is a profit- making hospital and has an occupancy rate of around 85 per cent. Britain's 197C Health Services Act called for a 1,000 reduction by this June in Britain's 4,400 patient. We believe in making pay beds authorized for the use people well. That's it." of private patients in public King Khaled recently spent hospitals. Resident New Yorker walks her dog by colorful wall painting-entitled "The Tame Jungle" on a West 4«th Street building in New York City, Sunday. Sign By 11.J. HEl.LER NEW YORK (UPI) - Glossina morsitans is a diminutive insect with a life span of about three months. When it feeds, its intake is above the mural dedicates the work to the 48th Street Block Association by ar- measurable in almost micro- list's Scott Dalrymple and Joseph Rossi. (AP Wirephoto) Bite of the tsetse still deadly Wild beasts on city street States report average speed inching up By LOUISE COOK situation was still better than it plying with the speed limit may Associated Press Writer was in 1972-73 when drivers be the threat of tickets: Dor- Three years after the 55 mile- routinely traveled at 75 miles man said arrests the year after per-hour speed limit went into an hour. the 55 m.pJi. limit went into ef- But any person nibbled by an infected G.'morsitans may just as well have been attacked by a lion or a tyrannosaurus -- so deadly is its bite. G. morsitans is the scientific available to government at this of offenses for which a driver name for one of the 21 species time for saving fuel." gets points. Capt. Paul Huge, of African bloodsucking tsetse South Dakota Highway Patrol commander of the state police, Hies and the most dangerous to Supt. Dennis Eisnach said aver- said compliance with the 55 humans. It is one of two transmits the flagellate protozoan parasite trypanosome causing sleeping sickness often fatal to humans within a few weeks or months after infection. Another trypanosome affects cattle that sickens them but is usually fatal to horses. Robert S. Dcsowitz, writing in the Feburary issue of Natural History, says the parasite trypanosome, only six ten- thousandths of an inch long, has held Africa in "thralldom since ancient times. . "It has affected the economy, social institutions, and even the per-noUT Speea Umil went mio an noiir. ""· M H I . I U I . limit nauuuuci- oui/i. ^uun^TMTM,TMTM*.,^- TO.U v*...,.......*.. - -- TMlioiraio ramnlovinn nf Ihf TheNorthDakotaLegislature feet went up 50 per cent; the age speeds on highways are m.p.h. limit is "excellent." He varieties of the tsetse that religious complex.on _ot_the continent," Desowitz said. He cites a historical event in the last century when Muslim cavalry swept from west Africa to the south and the east, conquering animist tribes in its path. "But in their progression through woodlands and forests they encountered a formidable adversary, the tsetse," he writes. "Swarms of these flies attacked and bit the horses, transmitting the parasite to them, which resulted in a lethal . form of animal trypanosomia- sis. In rapid order the cavalry became a disarrayed infantry." ities say Americans are driving passed a bill that would have next year they increased 100 more slowly than they used to, limited fines' for speeding be- per cent and have remained at tween 55 and 65 miles an hour to 55, but it was vetoed by Gov. Arthur A. Link, who said the measure was "an invitation" to break the law. Georgia officials also reported a trend upward in the average speed, from 58 miles an Officials in most areas say hour in 1974 to 61 miles an hour March of that year, he said, 3,- dent of the Missouri Highway they are enforcing the limit rig- last year and 62 miles an hour 758 speeding citations were is- Patrol, said motorists are not this year. . sued. In the same period this complying with the limit and A spokesman for the state pa- year, there were 12,747 speed-- added that arrests - are . up sharply. He said most arrests but are still going faster than the law allows. An Associated Press spot check shows, the number of traffic tickets has risen sharply since the days before the energy crisis forced the speed cutback. that level. ~U. Patrick J. Monaghan of the Idaho State Police said the state is enforcing the lower speed limit "very heavily." As evidence, he noted that the 55 m.pJi. limit took effect in April 1974. From January through stable at about 60 miles an said the average statewide hour. "Most drivers are trav- speed is 57.8 miles an hour, eling 55 and 60 and we're not "For the most part, we've seeing many above that eliminated the high-speed driv- speed," he said. "I think that's er," Huge said, contributing to our lower rate of accidents, but it looks like we're never going to get everyone down to 55." Col. Al Lubker, superinten- orously, but they concede that drivers often can travel up to five or 10 miles an hour faster trol noted that different courts than the limit without fear of give different fines and added: retribution. There have been some attempts -- mostly unsuccessful -- to ease penalties for drivers who break the speed limit, but don't go faster than 75 miles an hour. Authorities in some states say they are concerned by fig-- ures which show the average speed is inching up. In North Dakota, for example, Col. Ralph Wood, superintendent of the state highway patrol, said average speeds last year ranged from 57.3 to 59.6 miles an hour. He said monthly surveys for this year show from 60 to 73 per cent of the driver's going faster than 55 ing citations. In Kansas, Col. Allen Rush of "There are some areas where the highway patrol, said speed- you cannot convict for speed j n g arrests are well-above pre- less than 10 over." 1974 levels. He said the number He said the motorist is usual- of arrests declined slightly in -ly safe from a ticket if he or the first quarter of 1977, but at- she is driving at 65 miles an tributed the drop to the severe hour on an interstate highway weather that kept people off the in Georgia. "But they're not roads. driving at the speeds they once did. They used to run at 75 or 80. The motoring public is no TMnt of Transportation show fool. They know what speed »at the average speed of ve- they can drive and get away hides with." miles an hour. "It's the trend that bothers us," Wood said, noting that the went from 63.2 in 1972 to 55.7 in C. W. Dorman, director of "74, 56.1 in 1975 and 57.1 in highway safety in South Caro- 1976 Una, said surveys show 51 per "There are a lot of reasons cent of the drivers are going for wanting to see the speed over 55 miles an hour. Of these, limit observed," said Rush, about one-fourth are going fas- "First, there's safety. It is sav- ter than 60. One reason that al- ing lots of lives. Secondly, it's most half the drivers are com- the most .important means are of motorists traveling between 65 and 70 miles an hour. Before the 55 m.p.h. limit went into effect, the speed of those arrested ranged from 75 to 80 miles an hour. Under Missouri law, a driver is not assessed "points" against his license as long as he is not exceeding the previously posted limit, even if he is going over 55. He pays a fine only. Lubker said the fact that on Kansas highways drivers don't risk losing their licenses for speeding as long as they don't go too fast makes them more inclined to speed. Studies by the state Depart- "We have many people who are driving 60 and chiseling on the speed limit," he said. Michigan, meanwhile, is considering a bill which would make driving over 55 to the list A spokesman for the Illinois State Police said: "It .-is an overwhelming job trying to keep motorists in the 55 m.p.h. range. The magnitude of the problem is increasing. We have told the federal government it has to do a better job of con vincing people of compliance." In the first quarter of this year, studies showed 84 per cent of the drivers on inter states were going over 55 miles and hour, 35 per cent were go ing over 60 and 8 per cent were doing more than 65. In the same period last year, 77.8 per cent, were going over 55, 32.6 per cent over 60 and 6.8 per cent over 65. For some motorists, speeding is a sometime thing. Kentucky State Police Lt. Ernest Bivens said he notices a difference in drivers when he is out in his private car and when he is in a police vehicle. "It's a kind of lonely feeling to be in my Chevy Nova, having everyone go by and think, 'What's wrong with that nut going only 55?' But people are nice." Take pride in your home! PAINT Choose from more than 1500 Color Guild colors at your nearby c KWAL COLOR CENTER! Paint dees so nluch to enhance the appearance of your home. KWAL paints help you take pride in your home and your neighbor- -hood. ' ' SAVE WITH KWAL's FAST DRYING , f WATER CLEAN-UP HOUSE PA1NT9L* ,i, TE u ' Thereaie over adoaen i MMBanks^around Colotado. Also, ask about KWAL's opaque and semitransparent exterior stains! All-Surface Vinyl Exterior House Paint For EXTRA YEARS of wear on wood, metal or masonry. Washable after cured. Your choice of white and 1500 Color Guild colors. For brush, roller or spray. 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