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- ,--- -----.--.--,..-,---.,- THE SUNDAY STAR-BULLETIN & ADVERTISER Llano lulu, Oct. :0, 1966 B-3 Private File Washington Beat - Imp RITIVT1437 RTAII-MTTIVTIAT It ATIVVRTIcrl? i nn i nre e ill I I , I i New Kind of Family Doctor By ROBERT S. BIGELOW Sunday Editor, The Advertiser , The family doctor, like the horse and -.buggy, has all but faded from the scene these days to be replaced by specialist after specialist. But mourn no more. The Council on Medical Education will propose to a meeting of the American Medical Assn. in Las Vegas next month that a whole new concept of the family physician be developed through new educational programs. Mac F. Cahal, executive director of the Academy of General Practice, backs the proposal as "a new thrust toward the academy's basic goal." He said a dramatic increase in the number of medical graduates entering general practice "is absolutely essential to continued progress in our system of medical care." The AMA council said the new family doctor would serve as original contact With the patient, would refer him to specialists as needed and would be leader of the team caring for the patient. The council says it won't attempt to recreate the horse and buggy doctor who holds a hallowed place in medical history. He would be an anachronism in today's highly complex medical world. , "On the other hand," the report said, "the medical specialist is becoming too narrowly specialized and committed to solving disease-related problems rather than treating the patient. , , "Our purpose is to provide for the American people a physician who will be able to view the patient as a whole man in the context of a complex environment" All of which leaves one geustion unanswered: "Will he make house calls?" Germ Spreader Another medical note comes from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the Congress of Neurosurgeons held its meeting last week. Dr. David B. Clark, chairman. of neurology at the University of Kentucky, charged that modern hospitals spread more germs around the premises than did the hospitals of years ago. He said air conditioning systems circulate germs throughout a hospital, thatorderlieswho - don't practice the sterile techniques of MDs and nursesspread germs as they go from patient to patient, and that some areas of the hospital such as the x-ray room don't take proper precautions as different types of patients are brought in and out. Clark proposes frequent germ checks on hospital air, ultra-violet sterilization of rooms, vacuuming instead of sweeping and the use of disposable needles, cups and hospital gowns to check the spread of infections. Less Sting And a final hospital item comes from the journal "Modern Hospital." It describes a technique that takes the sting out of paying hospital bills without really lowering the charges. The Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., has taken to billing its patients in a new itemized fashion that replaces the "daily room service charge." First it lists the charge for room and board. This includes food, housekeeping, maintenance, laundry, utilities, etc., and it comes to only $10 a day for a semiprivate room. Compared to a hotel bill the patient has to think this is a bargain. Then the hospital figures out the cost of "routine professional service" which includes services of nurses and intern residents and routine drugs and supplies. The rate for these "professional services" comes to only 67 cents an hour. A patient who has been paying $1.25 an hour for a cleaning woman, or 50 cents to a dollar for a teenage baby sitter, again feels the price is right. Daniel N. Finch, administrator at the hospital, said the billing system has had the desired effect of reducing public antagonism to hospital bills. It has worked so well, in fact, that four, other Michigan hospitals have followed suit - and the trend may soon be -nationwide. , High Costs Uncle Sam could well take a placa in the picket lines of those housewives who are complaining about high prices. - It's costing more and more to feed and clothe our men in the Armed Forces. The Defense Personnel and Support Center, which is now the central buying and inventory control center for such Armed Forces requirements, reports that clothing manufacturers who are charging about $5 more this year for suits and overcoats for civilians, have boosted prices of uniforms the same amount. Shoes have gone up $2 a pair. And while it cost 98 cents a day per soldier to feed troops last year, the cost is $1.18 this year The news is not likely to make the U.S. consumer feel any better. He's picking up those tabs, too. , am, ovows ." cr: in ho V111 d and ".1.4) . s. - . i I( , , , 'ye 4 14; nit ilLo:Vk41111, Matters other than politics sometimes are discussed by the legislators, lobbyists and government workers who gather on Iolani Palace's mauka steps but not for long. Here's how it went one recent day: Win "What'll it take to win?" One vote more than the other guy ' gets." "Smart guy, huh? You know what I mean." "Let's see. We've got some 260,000 registered voters." - "But they won't all vote." "Of course not. But let's figure that about 88 per cent of them do. That would be roughly 230,000." - "So 115,001 votes would put Burns or Crossley in office." - "Let's hope it doesn't come out like that. We'd be .having recounts for months." "I couldn't stand the strain." - "Nevah worry. It won't be that close." "Whaddaya hear from Chinatown?" "Even money Burns wins by 15,000." "I'd like to take some of that, but I can't bet against my party. I think it'll be a lot closer: I'd bet on a margin of 5,000 or so." - Place "I'll place that bet for you. In fact, I'll take it myself." "Well, well. A Republican. Loaded with - confidence. Why?" !"We've got the candidates as well as confidence. There'll be a big vote and every way I check it most of the new voters are Republicans. We'll win big." "What arrogance. But I must admit that - a couple of weeks ago I thought we were dead. The morning after Burns returned from Africa I couldn't eat breakfast. I - kept thinking of the television showing him getting off the plane and meeting Gill" Ar-o-,1,..0iii.ir -...'...Viet -p -64-,0 By BRIG. GEN. S. L. A. MARSHALL Military Affairs Analyst L.A. Times-Washington Post Service On a TV program seen recently in New York and Washington, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said that the reason the Chi. nese Communists final' I ly in April, 1953, got !.'t serious about talking r ' truce terms in Korea was because he notified '-"111711"'- them through secret - channels that he would use the A-bomb if need- ) ' 1,fr,14 ed to end the war )14 , ,i Afterwards, in an in- - -44 1 terview in Chicago, he remarked that if it were Marshall his problem, he would use whatever military means are necessary to end the war in Indochina. Linking these two statements becomes almost unavoidable if they are to be taken seriously as suggesting that what was done once to break a deadlock might again prove more effective than all of our beseechings of Hanoi to act reasonable and come to the table. The- re is first the question of what did happen in 1953. The former President may have the strongest impression that it was such a ploy that changed the atmosphere at Panmunjom. He may even have said to then CIA- Director Allen Dulles or Adm. Arthur W. Radford, then Joint Chief of Staff, that such a threat was needed, and thereafter concluded that it was made. And he could still be wrong. - For if it happened. Gen. Mark W. Clark, supreme commander in the Far East, and Gen. William Harrison, chief negotiator of Panmunjom, knew nothing of it, which makes the story a bit unusual. On the day the change came, I was sitting with the two of them at Panmunjom, not as an interviewer, but on top secret business, and both were wholly mystified. Clark said: "I'm sure now that we will get a truce. Their attitude is wholly different. They act anxious to get the war over. I - don't know why; it's very puzzling." High Price By FRED W. BENNION -' - Director, Tax Foundation of Hawaii Nothing in Hawaii seems to be as important as the education of our young people. This hallowed position is reflected in the' - amount of money we , ,---r:01!", spend for education . the most costly govern- ------. 1 ' mental service. ,----. ---e-N- Although I t 's been f ... c. fog, te ' said that "nothing costs , more than ignorance," , Z&!).. Is it wise for us to place 1 ..-,,, tog a halo on education? j Should we place a high- er priority upon educaI tion than upon health? Does it come before adequate housing? Is education more important than police or fire protection? - There is a great tendency to equate the quality of education with the amount of dollars spent on it. Certainly, if salaries are high, there will be an eventual improvement in the quality of teachers attracted to the profession, but merely increasing the salaries of existing teachers doesn't guarantee better teachers. - , One of the facts sometimes overlooked in discussing teache,r's , salariesthe largest item in the sChool budgetis that Hawaii has one - of - the highest ratios of women teachers in the nation. The latest ' - , 14,1. r ,, ) - Kg y o- or Irs ? - r ,,le Aiwa" "How's your appetite now " - "Fine, thanks. When Burns and Gill appeared together at the candidates meeting a few days later morale went right up. The candidates passed that feeling along to their workers and the workers on to the voters. We turned the corner - about 10 days ago." "Yeah, but which way?" "Up, bruddah. Up." "I'll still take that bet. Dinner for four at Micher s. "A deal." and Show "Siddown, friend. You should. Y o u walked up the steps like a malihini who stepped on a live cigarette butt on the beach." "I'll show you. Look. I was going house-to-house when a dog gave me the fangs in the ankle." "Occupational hazard. You ought to talk to Bob Taira. He gives his 14th District workers a short course on dogs." "Very sensible." "He tells them if they see a 'Beware of the Dog' sign but can't see a doff, play it safe. Don't be a samurai and head for the front door. Rattle the gate latch. If there's a dog, that'll bring him, and probably his owner too." "Sometimes the owner's no help. This time I opened the gate and the citizen and his dog met me on the lawn. We'd been talking for about five minutes when the dog reached over and latched onto my ankle. And you know what the citizen did?" "Gave you a Bandaid?" , "No chance. He picked up his dog and told me to get off his property. Right now. Before I caused any, more trouble. You'd have thought I'd put the bite on the dog instead of the other way around." "So you lost a vote but gained experence." "Can I help it if I have tasty ankles?" Further, Gen. Clark, when in supreme command, hadn't even a contingency plan for use of the A-bomb. As a matter of precaution, a survey committee in his headquarters made a study of possibly remunerative targets beyond our lines and indeed found none. Assuming then, for the sake of argument, that Gen. Eisenhower could be, and probably is, wrong about why the Chinese Communists decided to call off the fight, what is the alternative explanation of the shift in attitude? It seems to me far less likely that the death of Stalin was the catalytic event than that the enemy of that time, after two years of haggling and stalling at the table, at last saw a great light. Ever since the time of Brest-Litovsk, It has been an article of faith among Communists that People's armies, like partisan guerrillas, must outfight capitalistic conventional armies on the battlefield, and if the contest cannot be ended there because they are outgunned and outnumbered, their leaders will wear down the opposition at the conference table. William F. Buckley Jr. LONDONThe lead in the Daily Express, which to be sure is not given to understatement, suggests the gravity of the thing. -------, , "The jail-break by f:t George Blake, the So- 46,- .; viet spy, is the latest -, :- installment in the most cakc-- ,- scandalous saga of offi- ft-trva.S1,1e ,i3 ' cial blunder and inepti- ,t,-,A , tude in ' the annals of "- . ' 17.,c British espionage. T o to- ,--- appreciate its full signi- E.- ' ficance one must recall the enormity of Blake's ' treachery, for which he received the unprecedented sentence of 42 of Education figures from the National Education Association show that 77.8 per cent of the public school teachers in Hawaii are women. Only Alabam a, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina have fewer men teachers. A woman in teaching can advance as high in salary as a man. That top now is $11,084 per year. Retirement at age 55 can be as high as $6,500 per year for life. Few. jobs in private industry offer a -woman the salary and retirement potentials granted teachers. - All of us strive to give our youngsters a better education than we had. It is senseless to argue against the importance of education. However, education should not be used as a wedge to increase all governmental expenditures. In fiscal 1965, Hawaii ranked llth in state and local government health and welfare expenditures; only two states spent more on a per capita basis for general control (attorney general, planning, personnel, accounting, finance, courts and legislative bodies) ; and only Alaska spent more per capita for "all other" a miscellaneous item accounting for expenditures of $136 per capita in Hawaii compared to $118 for public schools. As education costs' rise, so do all govern- inent costs. Hawaii again ranks 5th from the top for all functions for the fifth year in a row. : E Sehator "Dot 'galas By LESLIE CARPENTER . Advertiser Washington Bureau WASHINGTONThe Senate's ace scandal hunter, John J. Williams, R-Del., has sent an unprecedented letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice . - -1 -Earl Warren asking -" ", . Warren's opinion of a -. ; -:--. ..-- fellow justice taking .1. - ,:ct $12,000 a year from a ' c ,.---;, il t a x-exempt foundation ,tioito ' .' with Las Vegas gam -,,,..--A Wing ties. , , 11 verTdiilete is known. own e -4174 i has called it totally improper" for Justice William O. Douglas to accept a $12,000 retainer, to cover "expenses," from the Albert Parvin Foundation which has derived much income from Las Vegas hotels and gaming tables. No chief justice has ever openly passed judgment on a Supreme Court colleague. Williams, therefore, doesn't know whether Warren will reply. But his letter serves warning to Warren of Williams' intentions. Williams plans to introduce legislation next January to curb the outside income of all Federal Judges unless the Supreme Court itself or the American ,00..:,1,:,,4...k:4,,:,:e, ,-, B a r Association take ., :.e.-;--.L , -4,,-,4, - corrective action first. - -r, Dougla s' income z 0.1 .-s,. i from the foundation has '... 1,' i x . - :17: been for travel ex- . ..,z ) , i !,ii.,., penses to help choose f 4, , '''' :- tf- . worthy students from ,C - : ; t ,,,' ,,..,' impoverished foreign 1... - ....,,.,-. ,,' 1 countries to bring to - ''. ' ' --'-',..- ' LA t h e U.S. for further Douglas study at Princeton and the University of Overtures With Communist doctrinaries, especially among their men-in-power, forsaking any such tenet amounts to a crime against nature, renunciation is all but impossible. That is the main reason we continue on with only a truce in Korea instead of an a gr ee d-upon settlement, despite some showing of rift between Pyongyang and Peking. They live on in hopes and keep saying to themselves after 13 years that the idea is sound. It simply takes longer than had been expected to prove it, a lesson that had to be learned the hard way. Uncle Ho in Hanoi, in his turn, is having to learn by experience that what Trotsky said isn't necessarily so. What Ho did to the French with a ragtail army 12 years ago, and what later happened to them in battling another host of phantoms in Algeria, makes it doubly harder for him to believe that there might be a catch in the theory somewhere. It is simply unacceptable that General Giap could succeed with a rabble only to fail with an army of well-trained and much better equipped soldiers. Meanwhile, the men in Peking are will ,00 ' - ' r;f-, , I? :- ,:k, ,lf -f t ;:, 4 ; ;'1',; , f; ' - 1 tf:' , , , 'ory Learns a Lesson years. Blake was directly and deliberately responsible for the death or imprisonment of at least 40 of Britain's most important foreign agents ..." An accompanying cartoon shows Prime Minister Wilson addressing his home secretary, Mr. Roy Jenkins, who a few days ago had refused to carry out the court order to flog a life prisoner who has assailed and killed his warder: 'Mr. Jenkins, if you won't flog the prisoners, you should threaten to flog the wardersotherwise we won't have any spies left, either." On WiLson's left is a file cabinet, its four drawers pulled out and empty. They are labelled: "Top Secrets," "Very Top Secrets," Incredibly Top Secrets," and "The Topmost Secrets." In the background is the outline of Wormwood , Scrubs, the Graustarkian prison whence Blake had recently taken his leave. The window bars are being methodically sawed open by the inmates. A handy ladder and rope are perched outside, and above hovers a helicopter, "Flight 261 to Moscow." I sat in the House of Commons and watched the Conservatives handle the matter. They worked hard to come up with a high dudgeon, and their biggest guns were trained on the government. Edward Heath, the shadow Prime Minister, wanted a complete investigation. Duncan Sandys said it was a pretty discouraging thing to the police to spend their time catching criminals, while the government let them get away. (That very morning, two more- criminals had escaped from another penitentiary.) Quintin Hogg said that the government's spokesman, Mr. Roy Jenkins, was being shamefully evasive. At this point the squalid figure of Mr. Emannuel Shinwell rose from the Labour benches and said that it was a disgrace that Mr. Heath was attempting to make a political issue out of the escape of Blake. "If it was left to me, I would throw him out of the place." The House and galleries rocked with pleasure, indignation, excitement, hilarity. Shinwell has always been candid, not to say taurine. He served in Clement Attlee's cabinet after the war, and was Winston Churchill's very favorite pin-cushion. After a cabinet reshuffle, Shinwell. went from , Minister of ,Coal to Minister of War, eliciting from Churchill the historic jibe that, in 0 ueshons- rt I aft tile California. The Foundation finances these scholarships. Williams reports it's hard to believe Douglas spends that much traveling; or, if Douglas does, how he can give adequate attention to his Supreme Court work, paying another $39,500 annually. Williams, meanwhile, promises some more headline bombs next year. In checking out Las Vegas, he has found financial chicanery, tax dodges and links between politicians and gamblers which he is probing further. Patrician Sen. Leverett Saltonstall, Mass., now retiring from politics, is unusually superstitious. At a farewell luncheon here with the Massachusetts pr es s, he quickly noted there were 13 at the table. He dispatched an aide to find somebody r47" , down the hall to invite. f- Once at luncheon , with 13, Saltonstall re- r, vealed, the first to get ? k'' ;'c'y up from the table was dead within a month. t, Later, he said, he was ,'5, again at a luncheon table with 13, and Bos- 4okk4 t o n 's Sinclair Weeks, Saltonstall then Secretary of Comerce, started to rise. "Don't move!" ordered Saltonstall. "I have a very important appointment," Weeks explained. But Saltonstall wouldn't allow anyone to stand until they all rose together. "We are all still alive," he said with satisfaction. He said his father was more superstitious than he, especially about Friday. "He would never take a trip on Friday," Salton-stall stated. a istake? ing to see any number of North Vietnamese die to prove that Trotsky and Mao knew what they were talking about. From the view of every Communist capital, this must be a showdown issue and hence a righteous cause. Either the theory that men harden to service under the Red flag, but weaken and become drained of staying power when they fight for a system such as ours, must be bulwarked by how this war ends, or everyone on their side of the fence loses something of incalculable value. Illusions die harder with them than with us. That seems all the more reason why we should not assist their attempt to escape from reality, and it occurs to me that we do nothing less than that every time that a spokesman for the United States begs for peace feelers as if nothing else -could rescue us from despair. There is no despair among the men who are doing the fighting for the United States. The despair is implied only by men who have little knowledge of them and less of the enemy. That's why it's shameful. .. 0 asmuch as during Mr. Shinwell's first ten- ure, the country had been without coal, one could only hope that now that he was Minister of War, the country would be without war. The House of Commons is the place to go for that kind of exchange. Mr. Heath was rather heavy-handedly insisting that the Labour Government take full responsibility for the escape on the traitor Blake. Very well, said Mr. Jenkins, the Labour Government will accept full responsibility for the escape of the traitor Blake, and it is only fair, therefore, that the Conservative Government should ac- cept responsibility for the treason performed by the traitor Blake. The House howled with glee. The formal maneuver of the Labour Government was to appoint a commission to look into the matter of prison security. The formal position of the Conservatives is that it is all very well to do something to avoid the escape of future prisoners, but meanwhile, perhaps the most important British prisoner since Rudolf Hess has flown the coop, and somebody's socialist head should be cut off. The Tories are politicians enough to know that Jenkins is a dangerous man, dangerous because of his extraordinary competence, his wit and solidity. They cannot therefore let pass an opportunity to hurt him. But they did not score. In the first place the general impression - is that the blame should be shared. If Wormwood Scrubs was inadequately secure as a prison, why then did the Conservative Government of 1961 consign Blake there? The public temper here is that it is a shocking thing that Blake should have got away (no doubt he is even now in Moscow, telling whatever else he knows that he didn't tell before about English security; including how to escape from English prisons), but that his escape was an act of God, no more reflecting on one political party than the tragedy at Aberfan reflects on one of the parties. 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