The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 1, 1955
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1055 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ACS to Launch Special Study Of Fees Charged by Surgeons By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Reporter CHICAGO (AP) — Do some or many surgeons charge fees that are too high? The American College of Surgeons today announced it is launching a special study of surgical fees. A committee of "six or seven distinguished surgeons" will investigate the fee matter, making a preliminary report to regents of the college about mid-December, said Dr. I. S. Ravdln, of Philadelphia, chairman ol the ACS board of regents, "Statements have been made that in many instances exorbitant fees have been charged. We intend to look into this matter, and find out if it is so," Dr. Ravelin told newsmen. Names Withheld He said the regents had unanimously approved appointing the investigating committee. He declined to name the members, saying they could best do their work if theiv names were not made public. "This is not a white-washing committee," Dr. Ravdin declared, "We will make public whatever it finds, if there is anything to make public. We won't hide anything when we get the report." The College of Surgeons made news several years ago in announcing: its opposition and a campaign against fee-splitting. It defined lee-splitting as a sharing of a lee between a surgeon and a physician who referred the patient to the surgeon, without specific billing for the services that each had per formed. "We believe we have made a very wealthy dent in that practice," (fee-splitting) Dr. Ravdin said. "We will study this matter of fees as it affects all other practices, and particularly as it affects fellows of the college." Take Oath To become fellows of the college, surgeons "take an oath that they will not participate in what are considered immoral practices," the chairman of regents said. Surgeons judged guilty of disobeying these ethics are dropped from membership "and a number oi' fellows have been dropped for irregular practices." Dr. Ravdin declared that if complaints of over-charging are found substantiated, "we. will see to it that the public interest is protected so far as our own fellows (of the ACS) are concerned." "It is not our function to police American medicine. It is our function to see that our own fellows do not participate" in practices considered immoral or unethical by the college, he said. In the fee investigation, the ACS will ask for cooperation or help from other medical groups "if the evidence points in the direction of our needing additional help" Dr. Ravdin said. SWEET POTATO, SWEET PATOOTIES—Meet Mr. Yam and the Yamettes, daughters of South Louisiana yair farmers and shippers. They're shown on a good-will visit to Cleveland, Ohio, fifth largest consumer of Louisiana yams, sweet potatoes to you, The Yamettes are, from left, Jo Ann. DeChicchis, June Amy, Julia Hawkins and Yvette Martin. Mr. Yam's identity is a secret until the Lon-'inna Yamhilne festival at Opelousas, Oct. 4-6- Genuine Moccasins "hand sewn' You're Right in Style and Two Fed Deep in Comfort! We've croiiMilled Mr- Webster—and even he doesn't have adequate words to describe die smartness and supple comfort of these jarman slip-on moccasins. They re made of sofl-as-gluve leathers in the same authentic style the Indians used. Come in and try on a pair. Then you'll see why we're at a loss for words. TOUR FKIfNDlY SHOE STORI Missouri Prison Escapee Nabbed SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Iffl — Junior P. Edwards, 31, Baxter Sorings, Kas., who escapefl from a Missouri prison farm Oct. 5, was captured here last night after three shots were fired during a chase. Edwards started running when two sheriffs deputies tried to arrest him at a bus station.. They fired into the air, then tracked him about a block from the station. At the time of his prison escape Edwards was serving a 15-year term for armed robbery in Barton County in 1943. Her Husbarid Sleeps Soundly OKLAHOMA CITY «V-Mrs. Jasper Smith will swear her husband is one of the soundest sleepers you'll find. She told police he fell asleep while the family's new radio-phonograph was playing — and kept right on sleeping while a burglar walked into the house, unplugged the machine and carried it off. She was visiting neighbors when the theft occurred. Police Say Three Wives too Many SALT LAKE CITY tfl — Police last .night arrested a 52-year-old construction worker accused of having three wives. County Atty. Frank E. Moss said Albert Emund Barlow has fathered 32 children by the three wives. He was charged with "unlawful cohabitation." "Harlow told me his religious beliefs prompted him to follow polygamy," Moss said. Attention Men: Marilyn's Free LOS ANGELES Ml — Marilyn Monroe's lawyer went' to Superior Court yesterday and obtained a final decree officially ending her marriage to former baseball star Joe Di Maggio. The actress was granted an uncontested interlocutory divorce Oct. 27, 1954, ending a nine-month marriage. She alleged mental cruelty. MIRACULOUS MAKE-OVER —J° se P n F Sherman is a strip mine operator of New Bethlehem, Pa His motto is "Take care of the land and it will take care of you." He is greatly interested in what can be done to reclaim worthless farm land and land scarred by strip mining. He knew of a beautiful valley near his home. It consisted of five farms, some so valueless they had been abandoned. Former pasture land was untended brush and weeds. Five years ago he bought the first farm of 160 acres and moved in some of his giant earth-moving equipment. He cleared the field bulldozed the tree stumps and spread tons of lime and fertilizer. He now has 1000 acres on which he raises a herd of 200 purebred Aberdeen-Angus cattle for the beef market. The rich, pastoral scene he looks at above, through the picture window of the rambling ranch house he built, is the result of Sherman's unprecedented one-man reclamation project. Tethered on the lawn is Eileenmere Son of 1064, a prize bull. Cattle frequently roam over the lawn, so Sherman doesn t need a lawn mower. Joyce Holden Gets Divorce LOS ANGELES UP)—Last August j she caught her estranged husband j entertaining a young woman in his j apartment, actress Joyce Holden, j 24, testified in winning a divorce from song writer Arnold Stanford, 40. Superior Judge Lloyd Nix granted the divorce yesterday on the ground of infidelity and awarded Miss Holden a half interest in Stanford's songs. The couple married in Las Vegas, Nev., June 16, 1951. Mom bo Hits Police Waves LOUISVILLE, Ky. CB—The Police Department's radio-teletype equipment may have sounded a little like an off-beat rnombo yesterday. Chief Radio Technician Warren Lane said the equipment picked up interference he figured came from Central America because "radio-teletypes there are on a wave length close to that of the Louisville department. Lane said the noises sounded something like "the chattering of an old man's false teeth," Party Thrower Must Pay Charge LOS ANGELES <ff)—A municipal court judge has presented bank janitor Edmundo Costa with the "cover charge" for the party Costa threw for two friends at the bank last weekend, after hours. The tab came to $10 per person. Costa and companions Manuel Holguin and Refugio Seveseves held their party Sunday at a Bank of America branch where Costa works. A pedestrian spotted the trio drinking and called police. After 27 Years Pool Completed GEORGETOWN, Ky. UK — For 27 years, no one used the Georgetown College swimming pool. But today, for the first time, the school will begin teaching its students to swim in the pool. Construction was begun in 1928 but that a lack of funds prohibited completion until this year. NEW SMELL—fhe smell of oil now mingles with the odors frorr the barnyard on the farm of Frank Hoge, in Denver Township, Mich. The well is worth $74.50 a day lo the struggling farmer, his share of the $596 a day the well's 200 barrels a day produce. Klondike Petroleum Company, of Muskegon, plans to drill two more wells on Hole's land and another 40 or 50 in the area, reported one of the richest oil fields found in Michigan in years. Get Proteciion As Well As Quality Be sure Its PURNELL'S PRIDE FRYING CHICKEN U.S. INSPECTED FOR YOUR HEALTH'S SAKE What Does "Inspected For Wholesomencss" Mean? A bird that carries Ihc "inspected" mark of the U.S.D.A. has been examined by a government Inspector who has found no evidence of conditions that might make the bird or its edible organs' unfit for food. Distributed By THE NUNN PROVISION COMPANY OVER/4 MILLION PEOPLE IN ARKANSAS DRINK WATER/ A N N 0 U N C I N G The Nation's children receive only about one third of the fillings they require. Two- thirds of their cavities are neglected. Without adequate preventive or control measures, it is probable that this generation of children will have lost half their teeth before the age of forty. THE CITIZENS OF MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS, RECENTLY PASSED A FLUORIDATION ORDINANCE IN A SPECIAL ELECTION. FOLLOW THEIR LEAD! VOTE FOR REFERRED ORDINANCE NO. 557 AND GIVE BLYTHEVILLE'S CHILDREN DENTAL HEALTH! L FOR FLUORIDATION •T^S HW^WWF^^ ^W ^^W BLYTHEVILLE Branch Office of UNION BANKERS INSURANCE CO, Leon Gambill manager with complete service in LIFE HOSPITALIZE ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE Room 208 Ingram Bldg. 103i E. Main Blytheville

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