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t y v THE SUN, BALTIMORE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 29, 1959 PAGE 21 NORTON WINS TWOjSVENTS Mel Schwarz Clears 15-1 In Swedish Track Meet Stockholm, Sweden, July 28 Sprinter Ray Norton of San Jose State scored a double in the J 00 and 200-meter dashes today as a touring United States team won eight of twelve events in a meet with top men from Sweden and Italy. About 7,500 saw the meet in the 1912 Olympic stadium. Norton won the 100 in 10.5 seconds on the second try. He first won what he thought was a heat in 10.8. When told it was the final, he was given another chance to better his time. He also won the 200 meters in 21.2 seconds. May Wins Hurdles Willie May, of Indiana University was first in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.2 seconds, followed by Warren Cawley, of Farming-ham, Michigan High School. Cawley also was second to Norton in the 200 meters. Chuck Carlson, of the University of Colorado, took the 400 meters in 46.8 second and the United States 400-meter relay team of Bob Davis, of Ohio Wesleyan, Ernie Cunliffe, of Stanford, Tom Carroll, of Yale, and Carlson won in 3.14.7. , Mel Schwarz, of the United States Marines, cleared 15-1 to win the pole vault and barely failed clearing the bar at 15-5. Schwarz set a new stadium record with his performance. Babka Triumphs Rink Babka, of the Los Angeles Striders won the discus throw with 182 feet 7 inches and Bob Humphreys of the Striders took the shot put with a toss of 64 feet 11 inches. Errol Williams, of Los Angeles, was second to Sweden's Stig Pet-terson in the high jump. The Swede had fewer misses although each cleared 6-8. Cunliffe finished gecond to Belgium's Roger Moens who won the 800 meter run in 1 48 8. Sweden's Dan Waren won the rrule in 4 07.1 and L. Conti, of Itak. took the 3,000-meters in 6 14' 4. New Grid Boss Juggles 49ers Moraca, Cal , Julv 28 (P "We'll keep juggling around until we find a winning combination,' declares new San Francisco 49er Coach Howard (Red) Hickey. "I don't know of any job on this club that s really sewed up. Stepping up from an assistant's role to succeed Frankie Albert as head coach, Red know s as well as anyone the problems facing him. The club finished fourth in the National Football League's Western Conference last season with six victories and six defeats. Some pick the 49ers to finish even worse this time. "We hope to find a winning combination," Hickey declares. "A 6-6 record isn't bad, but it's not going to win any pennant in this league. Some day I'd like to come o training camp with a winning unit and just a couple of spots to fill. But it isn't that way this time and these fellows know it." Two of the switches will find 285-pound Frank Morze going from offensive center to defensive tackle. Another would move 248-pound Karl Rubke from linebacker to offensive center or tackle. j Don Eagle Triumphs On Disqualification Don Eagle, the popular Quebec Indian wrestler, gained a disqualification victory over Mighty Atlas in the feature attraction of last night's Coliseum wrestling card. The feature match pitted two grapplers who won local matches last week in their first appearances here in some time. In a supporting match, the midget tag team of Farmer McGregor and Pee Wee James . claimed a two-of-three-falls triumph over the duo of Fuzzy Cupid and Irish Jackie. In the two preliminaries, the original Zebra Kid and Roy Mc-Clarity battled to a 30-minute draw and Ilio DiPaolo disposed of Danny Ferraza in 10 minutes. cry 0 fit - OPENING DAY Taking testimony in first day of Blue Cross hearing, left to riKht, are Senator John T. Parran. Jr., (D., Charles), Delegate Roy N. Staten (D., Raltimore county), Senator John-Clarence North (T., Talbot), chairman, and Louis Gawthrop, aide. PLANNING BOARD SESSION 'SECRET' County Group Discusses Budget Problems Responsibility To Hospitals Held A Role Of Blue Cross PAY APPEAL IS REJECTED Hold-The-Line Order Cited On Firemen's Plea By HENRY L. TRF.WHITT (Continued from Page 36) Boxer 'Cuts Up' His Girl Friend Houston, Texas, July 28 WV-Cleveland Williams, professional heavyweight fighter, fought a couple of fast rounds with his girl friend, it was learned today, but he used a meat cleaver instead of his fists. The girl friend,-Miss Gwendolyn Scott. 20. ended up in a hospital with head and back wounds. The fracas came to light when Williams. 28, jogged into the police station while doing roadwork and asked for the meat cleaver back. He wore a heavy wool jacket, heavy trousers and combat boots. He told officers he and the girl friend had an argument July 20 and she hit him with the cleaver. Be grabbed it from her and floored her. She refused to file charges. "I was doing some roadwork," Williams said, "and I thought about getting the meat cleaver back. It was a borrowed cleaver and the lady wants it back." Police gave him the cleaver. By GEORGE IXLIOTT 3D (Continued jrom Page 36) visory Koard ot healtn held a closed-door meeting that was justified on grounds that what transacted "had nothing to do with county business." A sharply-criticized closed ses sion of the Board of Education, which is allowed executive sessions by State law, was excused last year as dealing with "delicate personnel matters" while a Personnel and Salary Board closed-door look at such matters as holiday pay for police and firemen was termed not a matter for the public." Christian H. Kahl, the present county executive, who is out of town and could not be reached for comment, has taken no stand on the matter of secret meetings. Talk About Secrecy But some county officials are privately commenting that the time has come for clarification of the policy. Yesterday s open portion of the Planning Board meeting, inciden tally, dealt chiefly with the issue of whether the board can keep "secrets" from the public when amending master plan maps. In a discussion of a road in the Second district, which the board wants to split into a "Y before it feeds into the relocated McDonogh road, the issue was raised of whether the change could be made without a public hearing. Malcolm H. Dill, director of planning, pointed out that the plan ning act requires a public hearing on any changes in the master plan maps for area development. The Second district map has already been formally adopted. Legal Ruling Is Due Mr. Dill said "there's a serious question of whether you can approve a subdivision which is contrary to the master plan." He asked if even shifting a road "a few hundred feet" could be done without the required hearing. George E. Gavrelis, Jr., deputy planning director, argued that the proposed change in the road north of Randallstown was "a radical departure" from the master plan and thus merited a hearing. The issue was referred to Johnson Bowie, county solicitor, for a legal opinion. Slade Avenue Petition The board also adopted a resolution addressed to Mr. Kahl that he reject a citizens' petition to close a portion of Slade avenue, between Reisterstown road and Park Heights avenue. The board's reason Is that It would conflict with the master plan to make Slade avenue a major artery for traffic between Reisterstown road and the pro posed Northwest expressway. . A resolution also was passed commending Claude B. Hellmann, a former member of the Planning Board, for his services and "display of keen interest" in the planning programs. Mr. Hellmann In June was appointed chairman ' of the new county Industrial Development Commission. J.C.C. Registering For Nursery School Registrations for the coming year at the Jewish Community Center nursery school are now being taken, Yehuda Rosenman, executive director of the J.L.C., announced yesterday. The school, which is conducted daily Monday through Friday from 9.30 A.M". to 12.30 P.M.. will begin in September. Children from 3 to 5 years old are eligible and enrollment is limited to 30. rates. That issue now is before F. Douglass Sears, State insurance commissioner. j Discussion yesterday ranged over a wide area of hospital costs, Blue Cross payment practices, and possible "abuse" of the program. In testimony, Mr. Dabney cited charges that some subscribers are abusing Blue Cross benefits primarily through unjustified hospital admissions "and that hospital services are being used excessively or uneconomically." 'Much of the comment on this subject, I believe, has been made recklessly, without foundation," he said. "Lowest In Country" While it is now losing money, Mr. Dabney explained. Blue Cross has over the last ten years returned 93.5 per cent of its income to subscribers in benefits. At the same time, he reported, subscriber use of the plan in Mary land is "one of the lowest in the country." "Among all Blue Cross plans, Maryland ranks sixty-seventh from the top in terms of days of care per 1,000 subscribers," he said, "the most significant index ..." In the judgement of Blue Cross officials, Mr. Dabney declared, "any abuse or misuse of hospital services in Maryland by Blue Cross subscribers is minimal." "Medical Judgment" Basically, he explained, hospital usage under the plan is and must remain "a matter of doctor determination based on medical judgment." On that score, he ex plained the operation of a committee that must review hospital programs to bring to light any abuses. Blue Cross now has under study a plan that would provide coverage for X-ray and diagnostic laboratory examinations on an outpatient basis, Mr. Dabney said. Hospital admission for diagnosis, excluded under Blue Cross contracts, has been a source of charges of abuse. Both hospital costs in Maryland, and the administrative costs of Blue Cross, are below national averages, he reported. Extended discussion developed over what appeared to be the near-absolute judgment of the attending physician in hospitalization and treatment of a Blus Cross subscriber. "Standard Of Liability' "If the physician says it's neces sary then Blue cross pays the bill," observed Delegate Thomas H. Hedrick ,(D., Second Baltimore). 'That's the standard of our liability," Mr. Dabney said. He explained that Blue Cross has a rejection rate of about 3 per cent of its cases and that "when we question them in some cases, we stick to our guns." "Sometimes we go to court, he Band Concerts . The Bureau of Music has scheduled two public band concerts at 8 o'clock tonight. No. 1 Park Concert Band The Dell. -Thirty-first and Charles streets. No. 1 Municipal Concert Band Patterson Park. said at another point. "Almost invariably, when we do we pay." While Blue Cross has no direct jurisdiction over hospital opera tion, he 'said, its officials have made "many recommendations" for improved efficiency through the Maryland Hospital Council. Senator North got his committee into action yesterday with the staff assistance of an assistant attorney general, an aide from the Department of Legislative Reference, and Maurice H. LeVita, former actuary for the State Insurance Department and now a private consultant. Mr. LeVita at one point suggested that the "average medical practioner" frequently "tempers justice with mercy" by sending Blue Cross subscribers to a hoS' pital when less elaborate care might suffice. "Disagree lOO'V "I disagree 100 per cent," Mr Dabney said. The committee discussed pos sibilities of reducing the average length of hospital stay and aimed i at future talks on proposals for increased efficiency. Witnesses for the Hospital Council will appear at the hearing Tuesday. A dash of very cold water was thrown on the committee s pros pects by John H. Coppage, deputy insurance commissioner, who said similar studies in other states have failed to produce substan tial plans for lower hospital costs and Blue Cross rates. One foundation has contributed $325,000 for a long-range study in Michigan, he reported, but "if you can come up witn me answer, we'll be delighted." Cities Outlay, Income "Right now," he said, "We find that Blue Cross is paying out $60,000 a week and taking in $50,000, and we have to take that into account." Mr. Dabney gave a tentative estimate that the requested increase in rates would amount to $4,900,000 over a full year of operation. Meanwhile, with costs still rising, an operating deficit of something like $2,700,000 would be in prospect for this year if rates remained unchanged. There is general agreement that the insurance department will authorize a major portion of the requested increase. (Continued from Page 36) fireman after every five years in grade up to a maximum of $600. Firemen would have to go five years without a promotion in order to qualify for the raise. Capt. Elmer W. Kesting, who acted as spokesman for the unions, said he could not estimate how much such a longevity raise would amount to. He said the old Fire Board-two of whose members have since been replaced had recommended the longevity plan to the former Administration without success. The other salary proposal placed before the board was that officers who act temporarily in a higher grade, because of the absence of a superior, be paid at the higher salary for that period of time. Raymond C. Fogarty, president of the Fire Fighters, commented that acting officers have all the responsibilities of the higher rank and would be disciplined as if they actually held the higher rank. Termed Only Difference The only difference between acting officers and those who hold the rank permanently, he said, was in the pay. v - Captain Kesting commented that for the past .twelve years he has spent a considerable part of each year as an acting battalion chief. He estimated that until the work week was reduced in recent years he spent about 200 days a year in the higher rank. The union omcials also served notice on the board that they are preparing proposals for improving the municipal pension system's benefits for firemen. Pensions Cited Captain Kesting said there were members of the department who should have retired but have not because their pensions would, be too small. In his own case, he said, he was entitled to only $1,696 a year after 30-years' service. That figure would be cut 25 per cent, he said, if he took an option which would provide for his wife after he died. Street Figlilcr Given Long Count Of 60 Days In Jail A Criminal Court judge yester day rang the bell on a street-Gghter who bit his opponent on the nose. He sent him to jail for 60 days on assauit charges. "He took a good bite out. He left a welt on my nose," Sidney Silverman, retired boxer and now a bartender, told Judge Joseph Allen. Sent down for the count was Lary Lochlcar, 41-year-old Indian from North Carolina, who entered a guilty plea to the charges. "Back With His Tribe" Last July 15, Lochlear rushed into his tavern in the 1700 block East Baltimore street and demanded service although he appeared in no condition to be served, Silverman recounted. "With a little assistance, we as sisted him out," the witness told the court. "He swung and I took a swing and he ran up the street." Silverman recounted. "Fifteen minutes later he was back with his tribe. "Eight years I was a boxer in the ring. Now I got a $60,000 investment and I'm not going to lose it," Silverman continued. Man Already In Jail He said he met Lochlear outside with three or four friends. During the melee outside the bar his nose was nipped and Silverman said he showed it to a magistrate. Lochlear is now serving a 60 day sentence on another charge. Judge Allen directed that his new 60 day sentence start when the old one is concluded. He also was fined $25. Police Recover. Stolen Timber Police yesterday recovered $1,500 worth of timber which had been stolen during the week end along with a tractor-trailer truck from a West Franklin lumber company. ' , - The truck and nine lumber rollers, all worth $2,800, had been found two days ago parked behind a Pulaski highway gas station. The 1,067 pieces of 2-by-4 inch timber, each 18 feet long, were identifiable because each had been marked with a lot number and two letters and had had their ends painted silver. Trooper S. E. Flemming, of the State Police barracks at Benson, led local police to the lumber after finding it in rear of a house in the 2200 block Corsica road, in the Middleboro section of Baltimore county Friedel Lodge Plans To Meet August 5 Samuel N. Friedel Lodge No. 11, Independent Order of Brith Sholom, will meet at 8.30 P.M. August 5 at the new Brith Sholom Center, Belvedere and Denmore avenues. Dr. Michael Grossfeld, newly elected grand master of the order, is expected to attend. S5 Is Substitute For Pork Chops No pork chops and no veal chops. In frustrated despair, may be, the man whipped out a butcher knife and took what he could get $5 from the cash register. The hold-up yesterday was in the grocery store operated by Solomon Raskin in the 900 block West Saratoga street, Southwestern district police said. Mr. Raskin said he rushed outside when the Negro showed the knife. He tried to hold the door shut, but the thief broke a window and took a swipe at Mr. Raskin with the knife. The chopless grocer abandoned the door and the bandit escaped. 8 Area Midshipmen On Seaway Cruise Newport. R.I., July 28 fSpe- cial J Eight midshipmen from the Baltimore area are serving aboard destroyers in "Operation Inland Seas" and will visit 27 cities in 7 states bordering the Great Lakes ttefore debarking August 5, the Navy announced here. They are: William E. Bealle, William F. Slowikowski, Russell L. Madison, Charles M. Maskell, Bruce S. Trapnell, William M. Carter. William R. Thursby, Jr., and James D. Lucas, Jr. 9-FOOT SHARK TAKENIN BAY Caught Off Fair Haven In Anne Arundel County Fair Haven, Md., July 28 WV- A 9-foot shark was caught today in Chesapeake Bay off this south ern Anne Arundel county community. The giant fish was landed in the pound net of Warren W. Haz ard, a commercial fisherman from Galesville. Edgar H. Hollis, fishery biolo gist for the Tidewater Fisheries Commission, identified it as a bull shark, sometimes known as a cub shark. He said it was an adult female measuring 8 feet 9 inches and weighing about 600 pounds. Recalls Sharks Of '56 Hollis said he examined five bull sharks caught in the bay in 1956 and has heard reports of a few others caught 6ince then. He said there is no authentic record of any sharks being landed in the bay before 1956 although old pho-tographs indicate one was caught in this area about 20 years ago. Hollis said bull sharks mature at about 7 feet and may reach 10 feet in length. They are slow swimmers and are found often in inshore waters and even up rivers as far as fresh water. They are found mostly from Brazil to North Carolina and occasionally as far north as New York. They are notorious scavengers and feed on all kinds of other fish. HI 1 3 Just Overnlghtl SAILING DAILY Best for lutVneM, Peoior Tok Week-end Trip on floating Hotel Plan now to visit Historic Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown or Virginia Beach. Leave 4:30 P.M. (O.S.T.) Daily Far Information, folder and reservations phone SArarota 7-1400 or write Pier 3 Pratt Street, lallimora 2, Md. Driver's License Revoked John R. Jewell, commissioner of motor vehicles, yesterday announced the name of one motorist whose driver's license has been revoked and the names of nineteen others whose licenses have been suspended. The man who lost his license was Irving Earl O'Connor, of 819 South Marlyn avenue, in the Essex area. Now You Need Never Suffer With Hay Fever or Summer Colds Again! New "broad spectrum" formula clean nasal and sinus congestion, relieves sneezing, itchy-watering eyes, in minutes. Mew York, M. Y. (Special) Here's good news for thousands of men and women who suffer each year from Hay, Fever, Rose Fever; Ragweed Fever and similar allergies. Thayer Laboratories of this city has perfected an 'anti-allergy', broad-spectrum drug combination that at last provides a new kind of relief, it was revealed here today. StufTed-up nose and sinus passage sneezing, nasal drip, throat tickle, itching-burning-watering of eyes, sinus headache and other nerve-wracking symptoms of Hay Fever and other pollen allergies respond in minutes to the new medication (Spectran-B) In many cases, these symptoms are actually stopped before they start. Anti-Virus, Anri-lnfetflve Swollen nasal-sinus membranes provide an active breeding ground for the cold virus and other infective organisms. The Spectran-B formula is reinforced with citrus bio-flavonoids and Vitamin C to help build resistance to infections. It also contains a proven drug discovery that shrinks the membranes and drains all 8 sinus cavities of mucus carrying infectious bacteria and viruses, faster than ever before. Attacks 10 major targets Doctors engaged in Spectran-B research report no other formula gives more complete relief of allergies, colds, sinus miseries. 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