Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 30, 1976 · Page 12
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 12

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, July 30, 1976
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Senate Near Decision on 'Clean Air' Area Proposal Ready for Republicans Kansas City's Kemper Arena will house the 1976 National GOP convention in August. Built to accomodate Kansas City's hockey and basketball teams, the arena's ice floor has been removed to make room for the convention. (AP Photo) Health Care Takes 10% of Income ByBILLHOLLYUK Telegram's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — An average American family can now expect to spend about 10 ELECT FOR YOUR COUNTY ATTORNEY OF FINNEY COUNTY PHILLIP C. VIEUX No one has a vested interest in a public office. Neither my opponent nor I are natives of Finney County. But, I, as a Native of Southwest Kansas, have chosen this county in which to make my home due to its great potential and fine Citizens. No one had to promise me a job for me to make that decision. Now I ask only that you give me an opportunity to serve you as one of your elected officials. If you elect me to the office of County Attorney I pledge to you that I will bring to the office the ability and desire to serve all the Citizens of Finney County enthusiastically and with a firm, competent and dignified manner. YOUR AND SUPPORT WILL BE APPRECIATED POLITICAL AD-PAID FOR BY P.C. VIEUX per cent of its annual income for health care, according to a report just issued by the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability. During the 12-month period studied by the Wage and Price panel ending June 12, 1975, health care expenditures increased 13 per cent over the previous year, reaching a new high of $547 per capita, or $2,188 for the year. Personal income for the same period was measured at $5,633 for each member of the family. The President's Council report, "The Problems of Rising Health Care Costs," focuses on the economic impact of these higher costs. These expenditures now account for 8.3 per cent of* the Gross National Product compared to 5.9 per cent 10 years ago. The study lists a number of factors that, in the opinion of researchers, are most responsible for the rising costs. Each is seen to be peculiar to the health care industry. First, that third-party payments for medical and service fees constitute 92 cents out of every dollar paid for health care. These include Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance payments, and tend, researchers feel, to mask the real cost of health care. Consumers will demand more services than they need, the report says, because they don't actually see the payment coming from their own pockets. Another aspect of third-party payments is that providers of health care, doctors, technicians and others, tend to add services they might not ordinarily give for Telegram subscribers Garden City residents ma> now pay for their subscription for six months or a year instead of paying your carrier each month. You may pay at The Telegram office and your carrier will receive credit. SUBSCRIBE NOW AT THESE, CITY ONLY, RATES: Six Months Yearly $15.00 $30.00 The Garden City Telegram Phone 275-7105 310 North Seventh Garden City, Kansas if they knew their patient was paying directly from savings or his pay check. Secondly, there is little if any economic incentive built into the health care industry. The goods and services in this industry, the study indicates, are not offered on a competitive basis. Hospitals and doctors can't advertise and as a result, "the health care industry appears to offer greater quality of service rather than efficiency," says the report. Also, the economic law of supply and demand does not fully apply to the health care industry. Services are provided, and recommended, by the supplier. The consumer's role in demand is generally limited to following his physician's advice. The report concludes that, in most cases, the patient- physician relationship is a strong one, Consumers will generally adhere to the medical practioner's advice. * * * California's Yosemite National Park is trying out a new program to end that park's litter problem. Park authorities have placed a 5 cent deposit on each can or bottle of beer or soft drinks sold in the park. The deposit is refunded when the empty containers are returned to one of the park's 18 redemption centers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is monitoring the project which is being run jointly by Yosemite Park and their concessionaires, the Curry Company. To date, approximately 72 per cent of all containers sold in the park have been returned. This rate compares favorably with rates of return in Oregon and Vermont, where deposits are required on bottles and cans sold in the states. EPA spokesmen report that last year Yosemite Park and the Curry Company ran a voluntary recycling center and collected about a ton of empty containers over the year. This year under the Schneider Asks Probe TpPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A California-based company that has been billing Kansas school districts for unordered office supplies is being investigated by the state attorney general's office. Atty. Gen, Curt Schneider said Thursday that the firm sends the school district a bill for approximately $450 in merchandise, but expresses willingness to cancel the bill if school administrators object. "Obviously, companies of this type are hopeful that efficient secretaries will pay the bill without question where the order might have originated,'" Schneider explained. He said he has asked the California attorney general's office and postal authorities to investigate the matter. LIVE EVERY NITE GRAIN BIN "NEW MORNING BAND" Minneapolis, Minn. 9:30-12:30 experiment conditions, about a ton of returned bottles and cans are collected each week. The Yosemite Park program began May 17, 1976, and will continue through September 9, 1976 or longer, according to Park authorities. EPA is preparing guidelines that would call for the establishment of similar returnable deposit systems at all Federal facilities that sell beverages in containers. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is nearing a decision on a proposal that would set up "clean air" areas outside smoggy cities where polluting industries could be prohibited from building new plants. A vote is expected today on a motion by Sen. Frank.Moss, D-Utah, to defer for a year proposed new restrictions contained in a bill that would broaden and revise the Clean Air Act of 1970. Moss is seeking the delay in order to study economic consequences of the prohibitions against polluting industries in terms of jobs, tax revenues and development of natural resources. The most controversial provision of the measure is the requirement that would force states to establish a permit system for allowing new factories in the clean air areas. New plants likely to increase pollution significantly would be denied permits to locate in "clean" areas unless they -show that emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere would be held within preset 'standards through the use of the best available technology. In addition, federal authorities could veto issuance of new plant permits if they determine that their location would pollute such federal areas as national parks and wilderness areas. Sen. William L. Scott, R- Va., said he will offer amendments to eliminate clean air provisions of the new bill, as well as federal regulations issued under a 1972 court order by the Environmental Protection Agency to prote'ct relatively pollution free areas. Scott argued that the policy could adversely affect national energy and economic goals and usurp local authority on land use. Scott and Moss contended the federal government should be precluded from imposing higher air quality standards than the minimum required nationwide for the protection Page 12 Garden City Telegram Friday, July 30,1976 of human health and welfare. But Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D-Maine, argued that the minimum air pollution control goals were initially proposed for highly polluted areas and are not adequate for the maintenance of clean air in relatively pollution free areas. IT'S NOT EASY BENG A SUCCESSOR TO THE ORIGINAL WIDE-TRACK PONTIAC BONNEV1LLE BROUGHAM 4-DOOK BONNEVILLE BY PONTIAC PEOPLE EXPECT SO MUCH, LIKE THE BEST CAR AND THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN. WHERE OUR CUSTOMERS SEND THEIR FRIENDS WESTERN MOTOR COMPANY, INC. YOUR BUICK-PONTIAC-OPEL AND GMC TRUCK DEALER 5TH& FULTON GARDEN CITY, KS. 275-4291 EVAPORATIVE COOLERS 4700 CFM FD47H2 FC 47H2 * 95 REDWOOD PICNIC TABLES PRE-CUT PRE-DRILLED $QQ95 225 SWING GLIDERS *34 95 C. B. RADIOS 32 QT. *17 22 COOLER CHEST High-density polyethylene w/polyurethane insulation. Hinged cover; drain.OIGAV STRUCTO WAGON GRILL Snapwagon®-easy hook and slot assembly. 313 sq. in. cook area on 2 grids that pull out when door opens. Firepan lever. 7533 MECCO BAR-B-QUE GRILL *49 95 SWIMMING POOLS AND INFLATABLE SWIM TOYS JU /O OFF SUPREME LATEX HOUSE PAINT Our finest Acrylic Latex exterior finish. Protects like an oil I paint: resists weather, stains, blistering, smog. 30 Jamestown Colors & White. 98 LATEX HOUSE PAINT EADS TRUE VALUE HARDWARE STORE HOURS: 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. MON. THRU SAT. - SUNDAY I TO 5:30 P. M. NORTH HIGHWAY 83 GARDEN CITY, KS. 275-4136

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