Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 21, 1965 · Page 5
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 5

Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, May 21, 1965
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FRIDAY, MAY 21,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN FTVt County Is Faced With Increasing Medical Costs Statistical material to show the amounts and a breakdown of medical costs has been released by the Iron County Welfare Department. Faced with constantly new hl-r^s in medical expenses, the agency has attempted to analyze them with a breakdown into categories and medical vendors, according to the county welfare director, Armand F. Cirillt of Hurley. In the 12-month period considered, the total medical costs in Iron County were $101,581.38, with old age assistance by far the most expensive category; and nursing homes the most expensive medical vendor service. The cost breakdown by services for a 12-month period is as follows: Hospitals, $25,780.83; nursing homes, $47,033.08; drugs, $15,828.12; physicians, $7,311.50, and dental, $1,061. * * * pitalization and convalescent periods are longer, it is reported. With fewer new clients coming on the program each year, the average care of the OAA client has increased considerably in the past 10 years. It is pointed out by the Iron County welfare director that while the doctor rates about fourth in medical vendor cost, he is the key person in determining the scope and the costs of the public assistance med i c a 1 care program, such as hospitalization, nursing home care, and drugs. Special concern is felt over increased costs in the Iron County agency because the Wisconsin formula for reimbursement is so geared that the local share Is greater for medical care than that for regular assist a n c e grants. The figures reveal that t h < & »'» » e White Pine Co. To Get Award WHITE PINE— White Pine Copper Company has receiv e <j word that Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hoeffer, assistant general manager of the National Safety Coun- average - " ical payments per person who received services per type of care is at follows: Average per recipient,, $411.26 hospital, average admission cost, $429.78; nursing home, $1.022.46; drugs, $77.91; physicians, $38.74. The average length of stay in hospitals for clients of the Iron County Welfare Department is 14.2 days. This is the high e s t length -of stay of any of the eight counties in the Ashland district. Bayfield County had a 13.9 average, but most of the other counties averaged out at about 11 days. There were 67 hospital discharges, with heart ailments accounting for 12. The statistics on the Iron County medical costs show that doctors treating its clients made a total of 1,791 calls with the following breakdown: Calls on patients in the hospital, 959; office calls, 639; home calls, 64. A total of 199 clients received care from physicians, with 4,313 prescriptions being filled in the 12-month period. Clients of the Iron County Welfare Department are treated mainly by doctors In the Hurley-Ironwood area, but quite a number are treated by Ashland and Woodruff doctors. The breakdown of costs for the four categorical aids is as follows: Old Age Assistance—total, $84,010.00; hospitals, $20,817.07; nursing homes, $42,068.64; physicians, $6,032.25; drugs, $12,297.06; other, $2,794.98. + * * Aid to Dependent Children — $5,336.53; hospitals, $5,362; physicians, $930; dental, f520; drugs, $964: other, $257.53 Disabled Aid— total, $11,739.19; hospitals, $2,250; nursing homes $4,964.44; physicians, $654; dental, $202; drugs, $2,477; other, $1,191.75. Blind Aid—total, $469.66; hospital. $154.66; physicians, $23; drugs, $89; dental, $29; other, 174. There are only two blind aid cases. The welare director reports there has been a sudden need for nursing home care. He adds that this trend will most cerntainly continue, reflecting itself in rising medical costs and a corresponding increase in the county share of costs. With old age assistance clients living longer, there Is a need for hos- day, May 28, company with 'Award of Honor" for the outstanding safety record compiled during 1964 by White Pine employes. This is the fourth consecutive year that White Pine has earned one of the two top NSC safety awards. Safety Director F. G Vfichels has announced plan s tor an award presentation on May 28, beginning at 3 p.m near the main gate. In the even of inclement weather, the pro gram will be held at the north east mine changehouse. In addition to Gen. Hoeffer others attending the ceremonies will include company manage ment and employes. Sen. Joseph Mack, Rep. Russell Hellman Copper Range President James Boyd, United Steelworkers Dis trict Director Earl Bester, Staf Representative Gene Saari, Lo cal 5024 President Sylvio Gul fredi, County Mine Inspector On ni Maki, Sr., J. D. McKichan District Engineer, Michigan De partment of Health, and Execu tive Committee members of th Lake Superior Mine Safety Council. The awards, consistin of a flag and plaque, will b presented to employes and man agement at this time. 19 Area Students fo Be Honored at Michigan Tech Nineteen area students will be among the 323 students honored at Michigan Technological University's 13th Annual Honors Convocation on May 25 at Houghton. John Dykstra, former president of Ford Motor Company and a member of the firm's Board of Directors, will deliver the honors convocation address. Students to be honored will include the two highest ranking ndividuals in each class, members of the dean's list for the 1063-64 academic year, those receiving class honors (upper five per cent of their class e s with at least a 3.3 grade point average), new members of honorary and professional fraternities and societies, and recipients of scholarships, fellowships and Arrriy or Air Force ROTC awards. Those to be honored include: Jerry D. Grenfell, Ramsay, a senior business administrat ion major, will be cited at the convocation for his membership in Phi Kappa Phi honorary scholastic fraternity and will receive the Distinguished Military Graduate and Chicago Tribu n e Gold Medals, both for Army ROTC cadets Robert J. Carpenedo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Carpenedo, Rte. 1, Bessemer, a jun i o r mechanical engineering majo r . will be cited for having junior class honors, membership in Tau Beta Pi honorary scholastic fraternity and for receipt of a utd comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., (n care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer Individ u al letters he will answer letters of general Interest in future c o I- umns. DONATION MADE TO COLONIAL — Jack Jindrich, left, president of the Ironwood Kl- wanis Club, and Gilbert Woodcock, right, president of the Ironwood Rotary Club, are shown giving a check for $622.65 to Robert Johnson, treasurer of Ironwood Recreation Enterprises, Inc., the non-profit corporation which is now operating the Colonial Skate- land here. The money represents the proceeds from the basketball game played by the Kiwanis and Rotary club members for the benefit of the Colonial project. In the ticket sale contest, the Kiwanis Club was the winner with an average sale of $7.44 per member, against the Rotary Club's $6.52 per member. General Motors Co. scholarship. John M. Stempihar, a senior civil engineering major and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stempihar, 243 Tilden Rd., Bessemer, will be cited for membership in Phi Kappa Phi honorary scholastics fraternity. Robert C. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Anderson, Ironwood, a junior majoring in metallurgical engineering, cited for membership hi Alpha Sigma Mu national honorary metallurgical engineering fraternity and for receipt of an Inland Steel-Ryerson Foundation scholarship. Leonard W. Estola, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waino L. Estola, Rte. 1, Ironwood, a freshm a n Gen Hoeffer, a native of Co!- v^a.faring in mechanical engine- orado and graduate of the United States Military Academy, retired as a Brigadier General, USA, in 1957 and join e d the National Safety Council that same year. During his military career, he served in several theaters of operations, his last assignment being division engineer in the South Atlantic Division of the Corps of Engineers. He holds the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Star. Catholic Diocese to Build Nursing Home GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Ground was broken Thursday for the proposed $750,000 Villa Elizabeth, a nursing home on the city's northeast side for indigent aged ill of the 29-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. The Most Rev. Allan J. Babcock, bishop, turned the first sod in ceremonies attended by approximately 50 lay and clergy leaders of the diocese. FRIDAY Special Fresh Walleye Pike Dinner 135 (Full 7-Course Dinntrl) ' SUNDAY Dinner-All You Can Eat 7 Course Dinner Served Family Style Served 12 to 6 p.m. — Choice Two Moats, laxy Susan, Dessert, Beverage. Adulti 2.50 Children (undw 12)... I *00 MONTREAL LODGE Phone 561-4587 Montreal, WU. ering, cited fcr receipt of an Alvin M. Bentlcy Foundation schlorship. Michael C. Gustafson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gustafson, 609 Lake Ave., Ironwood. a post graduate majoring in electrical engineering, for membership in Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering fraternity. George J. Skoronski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Skoron- ski, 508 Bonnie St., Ironwood, a senior majoring in metallurgical engineering, honored for membership in Tau Beta Pi honor- aray engineering fraternity. Christopher J. Vizanki, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Vizan k o, 204 E. Birth St., Ironwood, a sophomore electrical engineer- Ing major, cited for receipt of a Copper Country Mem o r i a 1 scholarship. Warren V. Kivi, son of Mrs. Saima Kivi, 871 Sunset R d ., Ironwood, a senior business administration major, honored for senior class honors and membership In Phi Kappa Phi honorary scholastic fraternity. James W. Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Kirby, 414 Cedar St., Ironwood, a jun i o r metallurgical engineering major, cited for membership in Alpha Sigma Mu National honorary metallurgical engineer i n g fraternity. Joseph J. Plaistow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Plaistow, 712 McL e o d Ave., Iro n w o o d, a sophomore chemical engineering major, cited for receipt of a Copper Range Co. scholarship. Bruce A. Barna, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Barna, Zion, 111., formerly of Ironwood, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, cited for freshman class honors, membership in Phi Eta Signa honorary scholastic fraternity, and for receipt of a General Motors Corporation scholarship. William J. Beres, a junior geo- logical engineering major, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rud o 1 p h J. Beres, 122 Minnesota Ave., Montreal, Wis., will be cited for his membership in Sigma Gamma Epsilon honorary fraternity for students majoring in the earth sciences. Stephan C. Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Cook, Bruce Crossing, a senior electrical engineering major, will be cited for dean's list honors, se n i o r class honors and membership In Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, which recognizes superior scholars hip among seniors in all fields of study. Jack Plaistow, 11 Garnet St. Trailer Court, Houghton, is a junior business administration major who will be recognized for receiving a Copper Range Co. scholarship. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Plaistow, Ironwood. Kenneth D. Marttinen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilho J. Marttinen, Mass., is a senior electrical engineering major who has become a member of Tau Beta Pi and receved a Copper Country Memorial scholarship. Allan R. Knivila, son of Mr and Mrs. Emil R. Knivila, Trout Creek, is a junior applied phy slcs major who has received a Copper Country Memorial schol arship. H a r v e y L. Seppanen, son o Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Seppanen Trout Creek, is a junior mech anical engineering major, who has earned junior class honors membership in Tau Beta Pi, and a Standard Oil Co. of California scholarship. Richard Zorich, son of Mr The Doctor Says By W. G. BRANDSTADT, M. D. Q—What causes blood clots and why do they kill some persons while others recover? A—When the lining of a blood vessel is injured a complicated chemical reaction that leads to clotting occurs. When you cut your finger this protect i v e mechanism prevents your bleed- Ing to death. If, on the other hand, the clotting occurs because of a severe arterial disc a s e rather than a cut, the blood supply to the part supplied by the diseased artery is cut off. How serious this is depends on the size of the artery occluded, whether the artery is supplying a vital organ, whether other arteries in the region can supply the affected part and the general condition of the victim. Sometimes other arteries establish a collateral circulation almost at once and sometimes it requires weeks or months. If a large clot occurs in the brain (stroke) it may cause death or it may cause paralysis from which the victim may eventually recover. Q—My knee fills up with water and has to be drained about once a month. My doctor te 11 s me that if he removes the tis- and Mrs. Joseph P. Zorich, 2 Oak St., White Pine, a freshman chemical engineering major, has received a Copper Range Co. scholarship. Underwriters Program Set The Central Upper Peninsula Underwriters Association will host the U.P. sales conference to be held at the House of Lud- Ington here Saturday. Life and health underwrlt e r s from through the U.P. are expected to attend. Featured speakers will be sues that secrete the excess 'luid my knee would bee o m e stiff. What do you advise? A—In some persons, predominantly young adults, fluid may collect in a joint, usually on one side only, every 7 to 11 days The cause is not known, but in some victims it appears to be a food allergy because, when the offend i n g fp o d is eliminat e d from the diet, the condlt i o n clears up. Unlike other forms of allergy, however, antihistamines are of no value. In other victims this collection of fluid is a part of their arthritis. Your doctor is right not to want to perform an operat i o n that would leave you with a stiff knee. Injections of hydrocortisone into the joint have he 1 p ed many victims. Q—I have heard that chocolate is bad for persons with sinus trouble. Is this true? A—Not unless you have an allergy caused by chocolate. Q—Would the oil of turpentine, for medicinal use, cause permanent albumin in the urine? A—Although oil of turpentine has been used in the past for worms and to relieve abdominal cramps, this preparation has been discarded because it damages the kidneys. The resulting albuminuria would be expected to clear up only if it was discovered before much damage had been done. Please send your questions Raymond N. Sauvey, C.L.U., Green Bay; Bill Taylor, C.L.U., manager of field training for the North Central Office; Harold L. Banta. president-elect of the Michigan Life Underwriters. Ben F. Hill, C.L.U. district group supervisor; Howard S. Hillman, Massachuetts Casualty Insurance Co.; Eugene C. Leslie, C.L.U. and member of the Wisconsin Bar Association. Sauvey. a graduate of Notre Dame, will discuss prospecting; Taylor will speak on busin ess insurance and the life underwriter; and Banta will be the featured speaker for the noon luncheon. He is a member of Gpv. Romney's Safety Committee and a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. Group insurance will be discussed by Hill; Hillman will come from Columbus, Ohio, and will speak about the health insurance field; and Leslie will talk on private annuities and estate planning. Hospital Notes Michigan Week Grand View Hospital is participating in the Michigan Week observance by Including appropriate articles in its dally publication, "The Grand View Observer." Each day's publication emphasizes the special day of Michigan Week. Articles published so far thla week dealt with spiritual foundations on Sunday, governme n t on Monday, hospitality on Tuesday and livelihood on Wednesday. Accompanying Wednesday's Iss u e was a special report on "Community Economics— 1964," portraying the significance of the hospital's role in the livelihood of people in the area. .The report shows the importance of the hospital to the. area's economy. Thursday's issue carried an article on education which pointed out that the day was dedicated to the pupils, teachers and other personnel of schools, colleges and universities and that it also was a day for recognizing the entire educational system, the present facilities and the future needs. Today is "Heritage Day" and the "Observer" has reprinted the story of Gogebic County written by Joseph Gill of Wakefield. Saturday's article will be on the youth of the state and focus attention on their contributions to the community. Who Got Results with DAILY GLOBE WANT-ADS! &BUILDING SUPPLY VALUES Dolly Vardon 10 inch Spruce SIDING S 160 per M Found! Sold! LOST: COLLIE DOG—tan and white, Lake Street area. Children's pet. Phone 000-0000. G. E. STOVE very «ood condition. Phone 000-0000 Rented! Sold! 000 W. AURORA—downtown. 3 room, completely furnished apartment, private bath, Ideal for working couple. Available Immediately. Ph. 000-0000. OIL HOT WATER HEATER—Automatic —Timkin — like new, cheap. Upright Hoover cleaner with attachments. Phone 000-0000 or 000-0000. 2x4-8 to 16 ft. economy WHITE FIR 85°° porM 42 x 16 GARAGE WINDOW UNITS each 9x7' Garage Doors oempltte with glass fc hardware each 62 Bird Windseal 235 Ib. ROOF Shingles S colors available II 75 square Nelson's OUTSIDE HOUSE PAINT gallon 6" Picnic Table Frames fold down type 9 95 FORSLUND LUMBER COMPANY HUM WOOD DIAL 112.1*11 Located Home To Rent! NICE S or 3 bedroom home—Ironwood or vicinity, for clean, reliable, older couple without children. Phone 000-0000 RESULTS LIKE THIS happen everyday when folks use the Daily Globe Want-Ads to get results! You can SELL, BUY, RENT or TRADE with Daily Globe Want-Ads end get results almost Immediately. The COST is Small, the ACTION Fast! Ironwood Daily Globe The Home Newspaper of The Gogebic Range and The Ontonagon Country fOUXfi NOMORLB 1903-lftW CWVYUS IXTBSCTUJ te the Dodge Boys generous? Wfefl, we heard of one Dodge Boy who bought a Fuil and Chevy. ftp. Donated them to the National Musenm He figured Ibrd and Chevy would be extinct in light of Dodge sales increases. Are they real or legendary ? There are fables about The Dodge Boys, of course, because they make such fabulous deals matching penny-wise people up with phish new Dodges. But real they are, and it's veal cash you'll save when yo« see how The Dodge Boys give you more car, for less, money, and then back their deals in a way competition just can't match. See your local Dodge dealer. You'll leatn how fables aie born when you hear The Dodge Boy deal. Dodge Coronet—The hot new Dodge that'* so lovable The Dodge Boys won't sell ft—only put it up for adoption. (And you can adopt a Coronet and get more car, mote hone* power than in a Ford or Chevy of the same price.) MIUVETZ AUTO CO., INC Greenbush Street ft Cloverland Drive lronwo*d, Midi. '

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