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Monday, June 13, 1966
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Tk* Independent Record, Helena, Montana, Monday, June 13, 1966 Page Four Montana's Oldest Daily Newspaper in Continuous Publication Established in Helena March 24, 1874 Montana Behind the Times Montana is behind the times. Perhaps it will catch up when the next Legislature meets. Perhaps the reason we are behind some of the other states is that the Medicare low was passed after the 1965 Legislature adjourned, so our leaders had no inkling of the opportunities In store. What Montana does not have and which a few other states naw have is a law to assist the "medically indigent." No one knov.'s how much this side effect of Medicare will cost the taxpayers, but it could be billions. it was one of the things rammed through without examination when ihe ■ subservient Congress passed the legislation thai had been Written by the executive department. It is an expansion of the Kerr-Mills program, which originally aimed to provide medical care, partially at federal cost, for the indigent who were wards of welfare. But some way, no one will admit how, some new definitions were inserted in the bill which all the Democrats were in such a hurry to get passed that no one asked any questions. Now the states mcy extend nat only medical core but several other kinds of care, including dental, free of charge, to all who are "medically indigent." The only known definition Df a person who is medically indigent is that he Is one who thinks he cannot afford to pay his dental ar doctor bill. He may be able to offord on expensive car, two or three television , sets, a home in town and another in the country, but some bureaucrat could still call him medically indigent if his doctor bill had not been paid. New York has jumped at the chance to socialize its medical practice and the new law which Gov. Nelson Rockefeller has signed will take core of the medical and dental expenses of families who hove incomes up to $6,000 a year after taxes. Someone has figured that this will include persons whose basic incomes are up to . $10,000 a year, one third of the population. Half a dozen other states have enacted similar "legislation and some 18 others will have legislation ready for passage as soon as their Legislatures meet. It begins to look as though it take the' major share of the incomes of everyone just to provide, medical and hospital care for those who ore preparing to be sick after July 1. , Page of Comment To Your Good Health Dispelling Error in Viet Nam Estimates af Buddfiist strength in Viet Nam have been drastically scaled down In recent days. Older claims had categorized South Viet Nam as d Buddhist country with disciples totaling 30 per cent of the people. New e'stir mates based on surveys put the figure' at about 17 per cent. Moreover, only about half of the 1 17 per cent belong to groups which have joined in the loose politico! federation which opposes the Ky government. Ky himself, incidentally, is a Buddhist. The Catholics, their ranks swelled by refugees from the north, account for obout 14 per cent of the population. The majority of the villagers were found to have a religion that is a mixture of folk religion, Taoism, animism and Confucianism. The figures help explain why Ky did not let himself be intimidated by Buddhist, riots and threats. It's still anybody's guess as to who might Come out oh top in-free elections. Unfortunately, the next to irreconcilable positions of the opposing political forces would make any form of coalition government chancy. Guest Editorial The 'New Morality' TULSA TRIBUNE The students at Stanford University, who seem to be getting farther, out each year, have voted 2-1 in a. referendum to ask the student health service to distribute . birth control pills to any student who asks for them. Presumably, when free love becomes as casual as a drug store coke, students will be happy. Dr. Donald L. Cooper, head of the Oklahoma State University student hospital, has rejected a similar suggestion put forward by a few OSU students. "J feel It is the university's responsibility to uphold some ideals in the best interest ot all society," said Dr. Cooper. He added that students fool themselves-if they fee! they can build meaningful relationships on physical indulgence. The "new morality" is: of course, nothing new. All civilizations, usually toward tiieir end, have passed through periods of great licentiousness. The idea (hat human beings will find fulfillment and happiness in adopting breeding-pen social relationships is mighty alluring. But after the human being acts like an animal for awhile he seems to want lo throw up. To the Point South Koreans Demonstrate How War In South Viet Nam Could Be Won 4^ By RUSSELL KIRK At present we have a quarter of a million soldiers in South Viet Nam; counting nur troops in neighboring countries, and naval forces, we concentrate some 400,000 men in that part of the world! Yet we are a long way from winning, against an enemy no more numerous, without air cot'er, and less wen armea. nnese totals do not include any of the big, if often ineffective, South Viet Nam army.) Our best fiehtuiB units. such as the Green Berets, the Marines, and seasoned divisions like the First Cavalry, fight very well. Even our mucn larger masses ot youna conscripts have not done badlv. considering nr. i their brief training and inexperience in that sort of war. But it appears that we have far more men in Viet Nam than we ought to need^and . very expensive and difficult to supply they are. Yet the Johnson administration means to shfp'more multitudes of recruits lo Southeast Asia, Saw South Koreans Cart American conscripts win such a war? If not, who can? One answers is suggested by Mr. Tomalfn, correspondent of the London Sunday Times, who recently spent some days with the Korean "Tiger" Division based at Go Boi, in centra] South Viet Nam. They have , purged their region of Viet Cong, so that it is safer than any area held by American troops; they have kept open the essential road to (he Cambodian frontier; this Route 19 probably would have fallen info the hands of the Viet Cong, had not Koreans arrived. These Korean Tigers ouldo the Viet Cong In ambush and skirmish. They specialize In the deadly hand-to-hand fighting called "tao-quando," and in nightfighling. Though they have no air force and little artillery, they have pacified a "tactical area of responsibility" 50 miles by 70 in extent. Mr. Tomalin writes of them, "Half an hour's taequando, and half an hour's obligatory markmanship practice in the village square, is worth 2,000 helicopters and two million nice liberal advisers in winning tho hearts and minds of villagers." Why Koreans Win Mr. Tomalin tHlked with a Tiger caplain. "1 lell you why we succeed in (his war," said the captain, "and why you Anglo-Saxons can never succeed. We know about communism, and we are Asians. We are without hope, or liberal guiit. We have, sharp, compressed minds, wo fight efficiently. You have big, flabby minds, worrying about happiness and justice. Thsee things mean nothing in Vict Nam. Until you discover the fact, you must go on with acres of flaming napalm and indiscriminate-killing which helps no fine,'' . ■■■ We probably cannot expect to bring many more Korean troops down to Vlel Nam; they have their own perilous [rentier to guard. But we might obtain; another division; and we might bring the well-drilled Thai army into the war; and in Formosa, Chiang Kai-shek has hundreds of thousands of veteran regulars itching to join Ihe fight. We might think of recruiting a "foreign legion" or Asiatics. "It's not a nice philosophy," Mr. Tomlln says of the Tiger talk, "but if all Viet Nam were occupied by Koreans, or If the Americans could learn the lesson of Go Boi, this war would be won by now." President Johnson and Secretary McNamara, nevertheless, are sending moro divisions of half-tralned draftees. HOSP/TAL More Old Wives' Tales Cause Pointless Worry By JOSEPH G. MOLNER, M.D, must follow your doctor's : In Dear Dr. Molner: I am tour1 months pregnant and about | i every six weeks ! nave a pe riod, or threat ot miscarriage. My doctor recommends ' bed rest wuen mis bleeding oc- Washington View Race With the Stork Ervin Exposes Falsities In Civil Rights Measure AJciander By HOLMES AI,r;XANDEK Mv heart hleNis. fnr Niphnlnc Katzenbarh but not very much. The Attorney General, tall and bald, is now in the same spot as was ms suorl s, and luxuriant- * 'headed prede cessor, Kaht Kennedy, few years a e o. He is pinned to the <g in front of the most talkative in in the U. Senate: Sam Ervin of North Carolina. The subject under' is tne same as in ist.3, a Civil Rights bill, and tile urav. d cursive, anecdote - prone Sami Ervin has not run short of. brealh in flic interim. Ervin, of course, is no mere Snufhwn | chatterbox. Attorneys General I would be glad if he were onlyl mat, urn ervin is ooin an old-fashioned courthouse spell-bind-er and a die-hard Constitutionalist. As Samuel Butler wrote about some 17th century proto type oi Ejrvin: "He could distinguish and dl vide A hair 'twixt south and south west side." The North Carolina hair-sur geon kept Boh Kennedy witness chair fnr hours <in pnri lecturing, questioning and reminiscing, until T thnupht th» nnnr fellow would curse the day the' Constitution was over written, And now it is Nick Katjenbacb's turn. Ervin is chairman of llm Gin. sllfulional Rights subcommittee which is examining the proposed Civil Rights Act of 1806. un me opening day of trie hearings, a sample of what is lo come, Ervin look his time read ing a 23-page mimeographed statement, throwing in more soliloquies man Hamlet, while the wretched . Katzenbach s unwed on the hark nf h i nnrV like a man with a fire hose playing on Ills chest. Bonus BIN If little svmnatbv is due the Attorney General, it is because this Administration bill (S. 3296) is a nogus epse trial mrglit ftavci resulted if Don Quixote and Fa I Sta f f had alfemnfprf In ,wrlte something like O'Neill' "Mournfna Becomes Rlcflra ' ,Thc bill is so full of false hero-, ics ana bombast that it richly deserves Ervin's tedious critique. i-or example, Titles One and Two attempt to remove all discrimination fliim Hip srlpplinn of jurors. But in so doing, Title One requires all prospective. teaerat jurors tin etlect, alt registered voters! to revpal their race and religion— a flagranti v-mraiiun or privacy ana rree-dom of belief. Title Two at tempts (o guard against dis-i crimination in state courts, but civiii puims our to me attorney General that such a statute is already on the books, and the Justice Department hasn't used since 1879. Title Four, which deals with open-door housing, would malts it a crime for a home owner and practically everybody in the housing business to discriminate in sales and rentals. Katzenbach argued that the section rs necessary to break up Negro concentrations, such as Harlem where the density is 100 persuns' juer acre. But to achieve this nurnose. i the bill would allow a house- seeking plaintiff to collect damages if his feelings were hurt during b real estate transaction. He could sue under federal law for "humiliation," "mental Montana's Oldest Daily Newspaper Published bv The InrfenmH^nf RecoTd, member of I,ee News papers ot Montana, inc. Wo VMllff . lynrjir-.j cc ■rfd »>« — RelJ'il Mv. Mini '. J. Olun Clrculillon Wimtst e<SWwd amy ■ C ia i.tir'r>d Adv. Minaw months. He nlsn pain" and "mental suffering," but the home owner has no counterclaim on Use same ba- Ervin found in this seeti "the bias inherent in the Withies against home owners" and, met, against alt property i'ners. The U.S. Coneress is being asked to legislate against Ipersons who have accumulated tnosc possessions and investments which go with successful, productive citizenship, 'the best that Katzeiibach could say for this section was: "Title Four would not force an owner to sell or rent his home. Not yet, anyhow. Ervin wound uo his rpimrts on Title Four with a comment that could cover the entire bill "If its nurnose is aimm plished, then the basic rights, of properly and freedom of choice are extinguished ... if the title fails in its purpose, then we have enacted a stupid law which can only bring frustration and ill will." Not a man of few words, the Senator can be counted upon for emphasis by repetition over the next several weeks. Molner that the afterbirth seems to be first. Whak effect can this ncriodic blccdlig do to my unborn' baby, and what if lluj afterbirth is first? • i I have heard so many old wives' tales that I am unite upset— that Ihe baby may not live, or it it noes it win ne a moron, or vcrv small and sieklv. What are the chances of my having a normal child i— Mrs. From the desonoftdn. there evidently is a threat of miscar riage, ana me usual treatment is just what your doctor has advised— Ma rest. This complication is more likely in the lost few months of pregnancy rather than al your stage. Admittedly it is a serious threat, endangering the life of tne tetus. However if the babv is horn successfully, neither coridltlon —that' is. earlv or lafe bleeditiH — affects the formation or intel ligence of the child. Ignore the tales vou hear. Some neoole de light in telling such distressing! laorieations. Just pay^ attention As for the afterbirth question T assume this to mean (hat the. placenta (which later becomes1 the afterbirth) is located at or near the opening of the womb, instead of higher up. itus is called placenta previa. ed lo be in advance, instead of, behind, the baby at the time of' birth, it is an additional proh-lem tn be contended with at the time of de.iverv. but vour doe- tor has delected it already, and iForewarned is forearmed. I wil no minimize the fact that the chance of miscarriage is ooviousiy present By ItALPH MrGILT, Conservationists now ore be ing lent the public ear. This is! irue because the pollutions of. water arid air and the greedy p tans to ue- The Mature Parent A Time to Think of Self Ev MURIEL T.AWRKNfVR Dear Mrs. Lawrence: Our nlH- er son worked this summer In local garage at §55 pur week. The job has made hard feelings between him and his father. His father fell he should save 530 a v,em tu iwiy pay for new clothes, luggage and oilier things he needed to start llece this fall. The boy said it was his money to do. will, n ',-» nleaxeil. Final- Ml»- l*w«iw ly my husband called him an "irresnniii-ible vnurie mink." Answer: Could your husband's tv" contain some envv in 'it? I hope he won't go up In smoke at this idea. For middle-aeed narcnts who conie into col lision with a eollege^ago son's. youtntui iiopciuiness, tno idea can ue a most protttaTiie one. There's the son— (lie BiE On- nortimifies still ahead of him. And here, we are— tied to our routines. Our big Opportunities! are lost to our "rcsponsiniliiy to our familv. Of course we envv him. And if we fear to acknowledge it, the! envy wiu express iiseu in moral Indignation ot his refusal of tho "resnonsibllilv" which «i- ™r- selves resent. We won't get awareness from mm witn pnony. suif-righteous- ness. tsui witn nonesty.' well. w« never know. Vour iiusbaitc lust can't know what nilnht linn pen between him and his boy! ■ixm'i em«r,v,v . I'Some- .spoft. editor times get urea, oi taking care of this familv of mine. I've been arifirv because vou haven't un derstood this and offered to, help me. I'm beginning to want tor myseit, loo— and that s (he nonest truth about your Pop. We can't afford tohp as'nampH of ibis truth. Middle-iiim Is nfff,n uie time wnen we confront the possibility that our choices havei been made, not hv us hnl tw! 'inherited values that no longer stand up? lf?s a time when niany| ui ui iistv uuisetves me question: "Do I like the life T 3m. living?" Some of us find fhn cnni-ann lo know the answer. Some of us! are so alriad of the answer that we allow the nuesliiin In nnrslsl in' the Undersurface nf nnr! minds, marine evervone around |US appear so unsatisfying and[ sttuau iilnL wc uevuiop a ciironi-cally inflamed irritation. We are foals to fear the. mid-1 die-aeed discontent. It is in lact our emerging maturity— the birth of nnr fniol in wh/it u.^ experience. , I . Inevitably, it forces us to ques-: fion the worth rtr rnsiuinsihilitu ithat is limited to concern, for) our lamuys welfare. Inevitably,1 it forces the brave among vs io, jsay, "No, I want for myself, truiri with our children. Qs and As tl— What urn "firwW Prints?" A-Prlnted rmm-s frnm *"fi<U dcy's Lady's Book," (ho first1 magazine cr women's lasiuous, published In ihe United Slates starling in 11130. structions very carefully., Clearly he Is thoroughly alert.T-'am sorry you have had to^ jeeted to those scare • 'stories besides. '■ '"':'""' All About Same ' Dear Dr. Mobier; Mv mis- ' band lias to count his calories carefully. Docs one brand of oleomargarine have less calorics than another? — Mrs, M. R. F. Thev al have about lie same calorie value— about (he same as butter. Dear Dr. Molner: I seldom have a headache in Ihe day:, but occasionally get quite were one at niaht. After t Iget up, the headache gradually (subsides. What could cause Ihsmr-W. A, H. Muscle ension related to the position of your head while asleep is often a cause. A higher or lower pillow might be tried. Arthritic changes in the hones, of the neck could be a factor. Allergy (such as to (he feathers in a pillow) could be considered. However, muscle tension is tlm most likelv. Washes Wound Dear Dr. Molner: Mv oiclep got a wire deep in her foot, and my brother sucked on the wound fo start if bleeding. Then ue tuijA ner to tne doctor. Does the sucking help or make it worse?— Mrs. V. M. It helnq. nnrficiilarK. it, .. deep, puncture-type wound that uoesni meea ireeiy. Bleeding tends to wash out ppr™ «r niri This is particularly important it 'tetanus, or lockjaw, germs hap-jpoii to be present, because they uitiititiijr in me ausence ot air. Hence (etanus contributes a serious threat with puncture wounds. Headaches! You can beat em, WrilC to Ilr. Mnlnor in care of this newspaper for a cupy oi me DQostlet, 'How to Tame Headaches." Please enclose a long, self-addressed. lanined envelope and Mlc in 'coin to cover cost of nrinlinK and handling. Dr. Molner is interested Sn all his readers' questions, and when ever possinie uses their questions in his colunin, but because of the Great numhi>r reeplved 'daily, he regrets that he cannot answer individual, letters. Libera! View Conservationists at Last Begin to Get Public Ear strov what is V&\t-. left of forests (gT^ %^ and beaches WL \ have become /Wf \ intolerable. \)i *$>-J There is need lv TV 1? V,1^ w a s not too Ny^/ many years ago that vast areas were Ralph McGill ahout as nature had made them. Once unon a time a vnunu sec ondary "school teen-ager worked mr nvc weeks as a Back-flagman on a surveying job. Surveyors were lo mark a road from near Suck Creek, on Hip 'Tennessee River, across Signal Mountain and the tumbled ridges beyond it, to connect with anotner road, tnen helng pro jeeted. The survey took us deep into the depths of this portion of the Annalaeiiians Wp sstv uvn^i deer, one bear and ihe signs of many omers, numerous raccoons, a bobcat 01' so. and -an occasional skunk drawn lo the creek. Suck Creek itself and other clean, clear and cold. (Todav's1 .generations may live a lifetime! land never know the taste of un- aduuurated water.) we drank irom litem without questioning their purity.' The occasional mountain cabins we came across, with their small clear-ines and Dateties of corn and ^gardens, provided hospitably— | u cup ot cotiee or a glass ol milk. On;e we sat on (he porch of a cabin owned by an old man named Hesse, lie was descended from one of the manv He*. islan soldiers who deserted the British command durine the .itevumiiunary war. Many ot uucm iook up iana ana necame loyal citizens of the- new nation. There was a silence and stillness in (bin wilderness nf,freps shrubs, hrooks and creeks, and yet it was. not the desolation of Utter silence. The trees moved in the breezes. There was the soft soughing sound as the wind set the trunks and limbs of frees in motion, t hey made 'a quiet, 'sibilant tune. The sound of water made an o I her quiet melody aa it kiii uvur uii.i arounu SlonCS Dn lis SlOW. Sleadv. dnumwnr;! flow to the river in lis gorge cut) through one of the myriad passes of the Appalachians. ■ Dirt Is Everywhere That was not too nmnv vram ago. Today the road then surveyed is an old road in those mountains, paved and renaved. duslv and faullHl will. pot hofes when seen but a few days ago. Dust lay on Ihe wild weed blooms along Hie way. Roads lead off from it into the bills. Subdivisions have pushed onto some of Ihe slopes. Tho old cabins arc gone. So Is Ihe wildlife. The creeks are polluted and so is the noble river into which We have 'been, nnrt 9» „ profligate people where our natural resources are concerned. In the lBSOs, 1890s and the early part of the present century we jallowcd the forests to he decimated recklessly and ruthlessly. The rivers were thick with rafts made of giant trees sold for a half dollar each. When the firsl inHnriw and towns began to pour sewage, poisonous wastes and debris into, the rivers, it did not matter too much. Nature could cope. Tile smoking chimneys of new planls were plumes of progress and payrolls. Pollution wis not menlinned. Rut cities grew. i..,; „t,» lupins came. Tins .smaller mountain streams ranKvas especially (rue after the Second - World War ended and the new technogolies and processes came, The eompetilors were holding down costs by destroying rivers and sea coasts". -The air was free. So it, too, became more and moro diseased and sick. ,u is, something to wonder abnut that at some, point alone the wav leaders or innnoi>i» and the governments of cities j>iu iuwns uia not call a halt They didn't. Indeed, somo threatened to move their plants and payrolls if . they were not allowed to pollute more and more. City governments did not want Id raise'raxes ja build sewage-disposal plants. Nor did thev wish fo offp.ntf hi. <mrnw.i.„. laws against smoke pollution. iuuuy, uuiwiuuns are so Ban as to be Intofernh'.r- Anri «n u>a begin to act, Barbs A California umrnan oun.l fn. divorce on grounds Iter Itusband was driving her nuts with kindness. The tudl/p ftl't snmoiwin = kindness and gave If to her,

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