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FOUR 1RONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JUNE 17,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "Th» Daily Globe l» an Independtnt newspaper, •upporting what it believe* to be right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics, and publishing the news fairly and Impartially."' -Linwood I. Noyes, Editor and Publishe. 1927-1964. Mrs. Lin wood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Boycotting Medicare This may be the last convention of the American Medical Association at which the principle Df medicare is the burning issue. So doctors jan be excused for making the most of their terminal opportunity. As part of the final agony, efforts will be made to get approval for t nationwide physician boycott of the imminent program of medical insurance for the aged under social security. So far, five of the 50 state medical associations have adopted resolutions urging physicians and surgeons not to participate in the medicare program when it finally becomes law. The five are the associations of Arixona. Florida, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas. Repre- lentatives from these states will be carrying Uieir torch into the A.M.A.'s House of Delegates. It is far from certain, however, that the 2,50- member policy making body will advise physicians to follow the weil-trod path of non-violent non-cooperation. A.M.A., President Dr. Donovan Ward has urged state and local medical groups to defer any boycott resolutions until medicare actually becomes law. Significantly. the U.S. Senate won't take up the Hcmsc- passed measure until July — well alter the A.M.A.'s annual meeting. The New England Journal of Medicine cautions physicians against a no-surrender policy. (t compares a medicare boycott to "demanding that the crew of a vessel go down with its ship." The A.M.A.'s "stubborn rear-guard action" in opposition to medicare, the journal declared, may actually be helping the legislation toward enactment. Questions always arise as to whether any trade or professional association can assume to speak for the majority. Dr. Ivan L. Bennett. Jr., chief pathologist of the Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital, states that individual doctors "stay away from their societies' meetrings in droves." This leaves matters to leaders who Bennett charges "have shown through the years an abiding faith in the belief that what is good for the doctor — financially — is good for the country." But a survey of scores of physicians from coast to coast by the Wall Street Journal disclosed that roughly 25 per .cent intend to stay out of the medicare program. A few physicians even said they would not accept new patients coming to them under the program. The most obvious form of non-cooperation would be refusal to fill out medical claims forms. A patient would then have to pay his bill out of his own pocket and file a claim for reimbursement with the medicare insurer. Administrative chaos still could result it the doctor refused to provide the patient with a statement as to the precise nature of the services rendered. Non-participation by doctors is entirely legal under the medicare bill as now written. Nor can no-participation be assailed ethically under A.M.A, codes. They give the physician the right to "choose whom he will serve." f Many observers believe the boycott agitation is nothing more than a temporary means of release for emotions stirred of socialized medicine. Some physicians once vowed to refuse participation in Blue Cross plans, when private health insurance was an innovation. Our Neglected Oldsters In a youth-oriented society, the problems of the elderly can too easily be put aside. That the aged do have troubles can be seen in government statistics which show that six million Americans over age 65 have incomes of less than $2,000 a year. Hearings on poverty among the elderly opened yesterday before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Chairman George A. Smathers (D Fla.) has said that despite""efforts to date, "retirement' lor too many Americans is a one-way ticket to hopelessness." Me is concerned because federal War on Poverty programs seem to be aimed at helping young people and give insufficient attention to those in voluntary or enforcer! retirement. He believes a special Job Corps program for retraining elderly men and women would yield big benefits for the nation. Congress already is in the final stages ol action on an administration-backed bill, the Older Americans Act of 1965. to create an "Administration on Aging" in the Health. Education and Welfare Department. The legislation would authorize 817-5 million over the next two years for grants to states and to public and private non-profit organi/ations to develop programs for the welfare of the aged. There is a certain sense of urgency behind this; 18 million Americans now are over age 65 and their numbers are increasing at the rate of 1,000 a day. Sizable Solution Space research has made some unusual demands on industry for materials and equipment, but NASA has just come up with one of the oddest ones yet: The space agency's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland needs a few million one-eighth- inch table tennis balls. They hasten to explain that the balls are not in case we find nine-inch people on Mars. They would be- used in the Zero Gravity Facility now being constructed at Lewis. This is a 500-fOOt-high shaft in which experiments vvill be hurled to the top and allowed to drop'back clown. For about 10 seconds, an experiment "will be in free fall, or in a state of weightlessness. Tlie problem is how to catch" it at the bottom without smashing up the experiment or the shock-absorbing material. The slide-rule boys have ruled out sand, wheat, foamed plastic, ball bearings and hollow metal spheres in favor of the one-eighth inch hollow balls. Pending contact with nine-inch Martians .willing to sign a trade agreement, the laboratory is accepting bids on the manufacture of the balls. Look for a big turnover in the motor industry this-.summer—due to careless driving. Why Does Business Have Black Eye? (Copyright 1969, Kins. Features Syndicate. Inc.I By lohn Chamberlain They held a "forum on economics" at the Hall of Free Enterprise out at New York's World's Fair ttie other day for the "college queens" of the nation. The girls, fifty of them, were chosen in local contests that took classroom standing, campus popularity, extra-curricular achievements and personality into consideration, so it may be assumed that this was the cream of the crop. Your columnist was one of a panel of judges whose duty was to throw provocative economic questions at the girls. What developed in a totally unpremeditated way was a commentary that reflects very badly (a) on the U. S. college faculties and (b) on the businessmen of America. The girls, it , should be noted, did not consciously intend to be critical of either group, so any blame for the foregoing statement should be visited on vour columnist's head. One of the key questions ran as follows: "During a recent youth attitude study based on interviews, aa majority of the girls .stated flatly that they do not want husbands who are businessmen. How would you account for this attitude on the campus?" Most of the girls said that they, personally, had nothing against a businessman for a husband, and some doubted the validity of any polling sample that could have yielded such an anti-business conclusion. But when they got going on the reason for the campus antipathy to business, it was obvious that industry, in America, while it may be able to sell cars and refrigerators, has done an abysmally rotten job for more than 30 years in justifying its own existence to the high school and. college students of America. The girl, from the University of California of Los Angeles said she'd gladly consider a businessman for a husband, but she announced that • majority of the students on her campus relented business. She blamed the "myths" that are circulated about the profit system for the widespread antipathy. The girl from the University of Florida was pro-business, but she . noticed that die business courses in college attracted die stupidest people. The girl from the University or Connecticut didn't want a businessman for a husband, for he'd be away (torn horn* too much and, anyway, the big cor- The Class of '65 The Nation!! Whirligig •ynrtleatet By ANDREW TULLY WASHINGTON—There is one very good reason why the critics of Operation Head Start should go soak their heads. It Is that the project is needed to protect the health of more than a million American children and, perhaps, sate the lives of some. Head Start, the preschool summer guidance program which gets underway July 6, will cost the Federal government some $112 million this year, with more than 500,000 children will benefit. The cost is expected to be about the same next year, when another half-million children will be added to the program. « « * A BARGAIN—The howls of Today in World Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE Itional trade and finance" and WASHINGTON — When the) "the keystone of economic porations put too much pressure on the executives' wives. She said her picture of business had come partly from books, plays "and Vance Packard." Other girls spoke of the bad business image that one gets from movies and TV. Coming from a group of intelligent girls who, for the most part, showed themselves to be extremely appreciative of what business has done to create an affluent America, all of this added up to tremendous indictment of United States industry for not being able to get its point of view over to the campuses of the United States. The strange thing about it all is that not one of the 50 girls blamed her college or high school instructors for the low esteem in which business is held, although it would seem that any college faculty that is at least 50 per /cent pro-business might help change the stereotype to which the girls were objecting. "The interesting thing*, about the 50 "college queens'* is that none of them'had been brainwashed by the forces that they described as operative in a society that has ceased to honor i, its businessmen. They.subscribed to the point made by the Hall of Free Enterprise's Show, that ..profits should be considered as a proper "cost" of business, that profits should be considered as a proper "cost" of business, inasmuch as profits were needed to buy new and improved tools that pay off in higher productivity for everyone. They responded quite intelligently to questions about Karl Marx. Without mentioning Henry Ford, the girls said it was idiotic to think that you could have, mass production without mass consumption, What Marx missed, said, one, was the rise of the consumer. "Marx," said another, "would be very much surprised if he were alive today." Since the 50 girls were not representatives o) the anti-business polling results to which they took general exception, it is obvious that nobody can destroy the common sense of an intelligent student: But this panelist came away convinced that the big corporations, whose products are so artfully advertised at the World's Fair, have a big job to prove their social worth to undergraduates. And the professors obviously aren't helping the corporations tell the story they might be Celling. systems of other countries are sentitive to possible inflationary trends in this country. Mr. Martin said on February 26: "Inflation is a process and not Just a condition." There is no single answer to all the questions involved, but of June 1 by the chairman of the federal reserve board. For, while it seems to have affected the market adversely, it w a s not by any means an attempt to intimate that stocks have gone too high or that a readjustment in the market has become necessary. Rather, the whole address was based upon international finance and the future of the American dollar. These factors could, of course, affect the market but need not ne- essarily have an adverse impact if the banking author i 11 e s throughout the world are alerted to the importance of working together in regulating m on e y he wrote in 1929, both before hadflts "impact on trie "united! (Copyright, 1985, New York and after the stock-mar k e t states, so today the econo m i c | Herald Tribune Inc.) crash, and found many similarities in the statements repor ted then with those being made today by public officials who speak in glowing terms about the current prosperity and disreg a r d some of the warnings that have stock market broke a couple grow th and prosperity at weeks ago, it was widely as- nome „ sumed that this reaction was To ' sum upi Mr Martin's due to an address on June 1 at who j e thesis was that the inter- Columbia University by the nationa i financial situation is a chairman of the Federal Re- de i icat e one, and that care must serve Board, William McChes- be taken by tne pr i nc i pa i nations ney Martin, Jr. He had pointed to collaborate and co-operat e . out that there are "similarities", He argue( i aga i ns t the the o r y between the situation today and tnat tne international problems that which existed in the 1920 s. I could be so i ve d Dy a "govern- Probably few people in the, stock market world, howev e r , really read the speech. For more significant than the "similarities" were the "differences" which Mr. Martin emphasi e d but which got scant attention. This correspondent -has just ing ^ Ay of some supranational banfc of issue rather than by discussion and negotiation" between the banking authorities of different nations. ft ft <r People's Forum •LET'S KEEP IT IIP' Editor Dally Globe: I have Intended to write this comment since Memorial Day, but the days have slipped by. I know many people feel as I do about our cemetery and no matter how long our loved ones have been dead, we shall never forget them. The cemetery to me is more than Just a place to bury the dead ... and remembering the dead is not a one day affair. People take pride in their family plots and they like to keep them looking nice with flowers, shrubs and green grass. This year the cemetery sexton deserves a lot of credit, along with his co-workers and the citv fathers for the fine job done at the cemetery for Memorial Day The neatness gave many folks added incentive to make the Individual plots look even more beautiful. The grass was mowed, the roads free of debris and one could see the real effort that had been put forth. Let's not stop now, let's keep the professional misers to the contrary, this expense is peanuts, even when it is not compared to the nearly $120 million lavished on that architectural outrage known as the Rayburn Office Building. There are perhaps a million children across the nation who would flunk first grade if they entered school today. They would be failures from the day they entered their first school because they are the deprived children from poverty- stricken families who have never had a chance to pre par e themselves for the first step in an education. For example, on July 6 more than 25,000 5-year-olds in New York City will get their first chance to draw with crayons, play in a sandbox and eat a balanced lunch. On July 6, some Mexican children in the Southwest will sit in a real chair for the first time. On July 6, all these children for the first time will get a helping hand as they timidly tackle the process of growing up. ft « ft : GRAVE DEFECTS EXPECTED—But Head Start would be worthwhile even if it concentrated entirely on the health or these children. Sargent Shriver, head of the Poverty Program of which Head Start is a part, has estimated that 90 per cent of the children enrolled have never had a medical or dental examination. Sadly, Shriver expects that children will re- in every group of 100 medical examinations it up! Just as in the 1920's the flunc- tuations in interest rates re-read some > of the dispatches' abroad and tne rise in inflation been issued about inflat ion, price instability and the dangers of a credit expansion that sometimes ignores sound principles. This writer made a trip to a numer of cities in the midwest in June 1929 and talked with prominent bankers. Some of them were critical of the federal reserve board for having issued any warnings at all, bee a u s e such words produced uncertainty and apprehension. Most important today is for The Washington Scene people in the banking and financial communities to read carefully all of what chair man Martin said. For it was one of the most constructive pieces of economic and financial advice that has come out of the government in many years. It was by no means pessimistic. In fact, after reviewing some of the "similarities", between the 1920's and the current era, Mr. Martin laid stress on what he called "important differences" b e - tween the present situation and that which prevailed in the 1920's and 1930's. He said: "The distribution of our national income now shows less disparity than in the early period. In particular, personal incomes, and especially wages and salaries, have kept pace with corporate profits, and this has reduced the danger of investment expanding in excess of consuption needs. Perhaps related to that better balance, the increase in stock-market credit now has been much smaller." Mr. Martin added that "the worst defects in the structure of commercial and invest m e n t banking and of business seem to have been corrected," although he mentioned that not all abuses have been eliminated. •to it fl While Mr. Martin indie a t e d concern about the rise in government expenditures, he plac e d most of his emphasis on what is going on internationally. He demolished the arguments being made for a return to the gold standard or for tinkering with By BRUCE BIOSSAT CINCINNATI (NEA) In politics, actor Ronald Reagan is the man The Speech built. Already it has helped make him a virtually certain Republican candidate for the California governorship next year and has given him the 1965 crown of champion OOP dinner speaker. Whe he offered his spring model of The Speech to some 1,500 conservative Cincinnati and Hamilton County Republicans as part of a statewide salute to new national chairman Ray Bliss, Reagan was re-enacting a part he now has played dozens of times. His 1,500 listeners here gladly paid $100 each for a plate of rough-textured steak with a small mound of peas, even though they had heard the show before. That, indeed, was the whole point. They wanted to hear again a performance many said flatly was the one really bright moment of an otherwise bleak 1964 presidential campaign. For them, Reagan's smoothly orchestrated commentary is j us t about the sweetest Republican music they have ever heard. Among his listeners in Cincinnati were many who had heard all the Cincinnati-area telecasts of his celebrated October version of The Speech. These reactions were common: « a * "I liked it more each time . . If he had done that all through the campaign, Barry Goldwa*;- er's views in a way tha* makes people believe in them . . He said what Qoldwater should have iences is a kind of minor masterpiece in the political leagues. Few politicans in recent decades have troubled to tool their staple platform products so finely. At base, the Reagan speech is a 40-minute machine gun assault against the federal bureaucracy and the Democrats he holds accountable for its swollen size. With speed reminiscent of the late John Kennedy's outpourings in his 1960 television debates with Richard Nixon, the 54-year- old Reagan pumps out his bullets against the federal target. Listeners hear topics flash by almost as fast as details 1 Taxes, Social Security, farm, allotments, the gold balance poverty fighters' salaries, Viet Nam. He tells warmly receptive Republicans the Social Security system is $300 billion in the hole, that government activities competing with business have rung up $81 billion in losses, that a corporation each year must fill out 2,700 different federal forms, that businessmen spend 35 per cent of their time in such paper work. * * * A conscientious reporter would need a month to check out Reagan's statistical barrage for accuracy. Nothing short of a White Paper could provide suitable documented judgments. But few of his listeners are nagged by doubts. They watch with approving zest as every well-aimed bullet is fired. They love the gunfire and the air of authority with which he Yours truly, RICHARD C. MICHAELS Timely Quotes In affluent America, we have over 35 million persons living in "official" poverty. This includes millions of children. How can extensive poverty exist in the United States and so easily go unnoticed? —Rev. O. Dean Nelson, of Park Ridge, 111., speaking to the American Baptist Convention. Mayors all over the United States are being harassed by agitation promoted by Sargent Shriver's speeches urging those he call the "poor" to insist upon control of local poverty grams. T —Mayor Samuel Yorty, of Los Angeles. >— A Daily Thought "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another." — John 13:34. No cord or cable can draw so forcefully, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread —Robert Burton. veal some active tuberculosis, four partially blind children, 15 with some sort of eye trouble, 10 partially deaf and probably 50 who have never been vaccinated against any disease. i The educational need for such a program is not something dreamed up by its sponsors. Cold statistics show that Children in that group eligible for help from Head Start are six months behind the children of middle-class families in the first grade. By the fourth .or fifth grade, they are two years behind their fellows—and headed for the meager life of the dropout. I * A * : PERSONAL HELP — Happily, the program is drawn so that these children will receive as much individual attention as possible. During the three 'to six hours a day they spend at the guidance centers, each group of 20 children will have a helping hand from four adults—a teacher, an assistant teacher, a helper supplied by the Neighborhood Youth Corps and an adult volunteer. For the first time, many of these children will get the feeling that they matter.- • Moreover, the program will do something about, the root ,of the program—the home. Volunteer counselors will work with the parents to educate them iin the ways and means of helping their children, largely by improving the home' atmosphere. The aim is not reform, but something much more simple— to get the parents interested in their children. '= As Mrs. Lyndon Johnson has said, some of these tads have "never seen a book, ,or held a flower." They have inherited the curse'of poverty, and since poverty will always be with us, only programs like Operation H ead Start can offer them hope, i international currencies. He declared that the "inflatio nary said, but didn't . . He told the truth." There can be no question, off his latest' outing here, that what Reagan offers his partisan aud Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sundays by Globe Publishing Company. 118 E McLeod Ave.. Ironwood. Michigan. Established Nov. 20. 1919. I Iron wood News-Record acquired April 10 1921; Ironwood Time* acquired May 23. IMfU Second elass ooitace paid at Ironwood. Michigan. MEMBER Or THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ...... „ . , . The Associated Press Is entitled ex- and deflationary effects of an in- ciusiveiy to the use for replication crease in the price of gold would ° n ' ewas » ap *;. Jff'^ST/.B'lS^.l?. iu 8 catches. , be most inequitably and most uneconomically among nations." distrib u t e d Member Publishers ef American Newspaper Association, ' Interamertcan on new, big-capacity UlkliiEpoofc REFRIGERATORS Mr. Martin stated unequivocal- j ?i!lj,^" ocut i?u«.^ > *!i!i ly that "any impairment of the ' value and status of tht dollar" must be avoided. He spoke hopefully about the president's program for voluntary methods for handling the international-payments problem, but 'warn e d again that "a stable dollar is indeed the keystone of interna- Dally A-»virtls1n«, Press Association. Bureau el Circulations. Subscription rates: By mall ertthtti • radius of 60 miles—per year, Mi six months, IS; three months, 13; en* month, fl.SO. No mall subscriptions told to towns and locations where carrier service Is maintained. Elsewhere—per year, S18; one month, f 1 50 All mall subscriptions payable In advance. 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