Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 17
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 17

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 27, 1975
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-July 27,1975 NoBarrier Age is no barrier ro Oscas Borjesson (left) who is congratulated by the City Clerk J. J. Lyons after marrying 68-year-old Florence Baker. Borjesson is 100 years old and has known Florence for eight years. They live in Brockton, Mass. (APWirephoto) Thieu Plans To Visit Son In England (C) AW I'ork Timtt S*rriof HONG KONG - Former President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam is scheduled to leave Taiwan where he has been staying and fly to England next week, authoritative sources said Saturday. Thieu has been granted permission by he British government to visit his son who is in a boarding school there, the sources said, and would be granted political asylum after he arrives. The 52-year-old former Vietnamese leader reportedly had originally sought approval to go to the United States, but had been advised by U.S. officials that his arrival would touch off political opposition and therefore was "inopportune." as one diplomat here put it. Theiu has been living in-isolation in Taiwan since he was flown there secretly aboard a U.S. Air Force plane on April 26. four days before Saigon's surrender. He had resigned as president, a job he had held since 1967, on April 21. On Taiwan Thieu has been staying with his wife and brother, the former Vietnamese ambassador to Taiwan, in a secluded house outside Taipei. He has refused all requests for interviews. According to the sources here, the British government has informed him that he "would" be allowed to stay in England, if he arrives, a conditional approval. But the government's reply was said to be clear enough for Thieu to embark on his journey. '70 Helms Memo Cites CIA Arms For Chilean Coup By Nicholas Patients Suffer From Malpractice Insurance Rates Government Infiltrators Called Helpful to AIM By Robert Mminocci The Grafton Guardian (C) N.y. Times Service " NEW YORK-Soaring malpractice in- adopted a "wait-and-see" attitude toward surance rates for doctors and hospitals have driven up costs of medical diagnosis and treatment for patients and are threatening the quality of health care being delivered to Americans. The sudden imposition of drastic malpractice premium rate increases and the withdrawal of some insurance carriers .from the medical liability field in recent weeks have dramatically focused public attention on what "^J^TM^ that the number of suits and'the dollar : gard as Pf-^^Sj^SS. awards have risen sharply in recent years, lem affecting the doctor-patient reiauon ^ ^ malpractice cris}s , latest develop . 'ment, many hospitals have begun to raise the results because even radical surgery just partially solves a problem that is rooted in common law's centuries of tradition. No single solution exists in any state, these experts said, in part because of the difficulties in reversing the effects of what has become a major activity in some states--suing doctors and hospitals. Though specific statistics regarding the number and nature of malpractice suits are not available, it is widely assumed iship in the last decade. The problem has begun to er health ·--- s --'- D " fi room rates by as much as $12 a day. Later this year , other hospitals plan substantial GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) - George Mitchel, a cofounder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), says government informers planted within the group are more helpful than they are harmful. "The government spends thousands of dollars of taxpayers' money by hiring people to infiltrate AIM," he said in a telephone interview in Minneapolis. "When the informers are discovered, the government suffers a blow, and it's a million dollars worth of publicity for the movement." He said he does not believe the government will stop infiltrating AIM because "the government doesn't want to be de- merited. All the Indians want to bring out is the truth. We have nothing to hide." Mitchel, who resigned as a leader of AIM in 1972 after Indians occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Washington, said the Watergate crimes are minute compared to the "crimes the Bureau of Indian Affairs has committed against Indian people." He said he does not think AIM'S future philosophy will ever be one of passive resistance. "If someone points a gun at you, you're going to retaliate. For years we have been working through the system. We got tired of sitting around waiting for our grievances to go through the government's white tape (as opposed to red tape). We get too much lip service from the government and not enough answers." The only way to reach government, he said, is through demonstrations. "We asked people to implement civil rights, for the oppressed, and we received no response." Asked if he believed the occupation of the BIA was successful, he replied, "to a certain extent. "But while our grievances were answered by the government, they did not live up to them." It isn't the Indians who can't communicate with white men, he said, "it's the other way around. We still recognize ourselves as a sovereign nation. White society does not respect us or our values. Most of our values are opposite of society's. And society is trying to make us white when we have our own social system, language and heritage." AIM will be working mostly in the field of educating Indians and arousing the awareness of all people to the "injustices Indians are suffering," he said. White society is destroying itself with pollution and material objects, Mitchel said. "We've been taught to be tough, to face life humanistically and realistically without elevators and cars. A non-Indian couldn't hack Indian life." (C) \«r WASHINGTON - Richard Helms, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, prepared a memorandum in the fall of 1970 informing Henry A. Kissinger and John X. Mitchell that the CIA supplied machineguns and teargas grenades to men plotting to overthrow the Chilean government, authoritative government sources said Saturday. The memo may become a crucial piece of evidence as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence attempts to find out who authorized the CIA to get involved in planning two military coup d'etats in Chile in October. 1970. One of the plans resulted in the death of Gen. Rene Schneider, chief of the Chilean general staff. According to sources who have seen the memorandum, it was written by Helms after the plot involving the machineguns had been aborted. It was in the sense, they said, of an "advisory" to the administration of President Richard M. Nixon on CIA's activities. The memorandum was written to Mitchell, then attorney general and was to be passed onto Kissinger, then assistant to Nixon for national security affairs. But, these sources said, there is no evidence that either Kissinger or Mitchell actually received the document. Neither Kissinger nor Mitchell could be reached for comment. But Kissinger has reportedly told associates in private conversations that he was unaware the CIA had smuggled machineguns and teargas grenades to Chilean insurrectionists. Kissinger has, though, said that he knew of an earlier plot to kidnap Schneider and spark a military coup that both he and the CIA agreed to stop. The Helms memorandum was among the Helm's personal papers and files' turned over to the Rockefeller Commission by William E. Colby, current CIA director. Though the eight-man commission, headed by Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, was concentrating on alleged domestic CIA wrongdoing, its staff did re- M. Horrock Tim« Sen-ice view the documents. The Rockefeller staff concluded from its review that the CIA did not plot to assassinate anyone in Chile, but it found substantial evidence that the agency had become involved in planning a military take over. U imers 809 Quorrier Street Open Monday Nights LEISURE SUITS SPORT COATS .SLACKS SHIRTS. SUITS SPORTSWEAR .GIFTS TIES SOME reductions up to all sales find BankAmerJcard Master Chirp welcome , , . i v . -in, Inonranoa 1pfn5\a- sage of national health insurance legisia ; tion, according to some expert^ So fPortant has the ^P^JJPTM, ; km become that to date this year m 'legislatures of at least 27 states, acting on 'an emergency basis have passed mal practice bills. The substance °f sochteg . .lation has varied ^.^ lnsurance fa covers mogt ^ Dakota has decided to issue new malpractice poll^^ ^ establishe(J ^ .^^ 8 J P ^ ^ ^ J * ^ J, ^ .^ tor who wishes to practice solo in the trad- signed to . -- - . practice coverage for doctors and tals, or setting up commissions to study the malpractice problem. BUT A FEW states, such as Michigan, New York, Indiana and Nevada, have conducted major reconstructive surgery of the legal tort system. Though such laws have not gone far enough to satisfy many doctors, the legislation in Indiana, for example, has led lawyers to propose court tests of its constitutionality. Despite the drastic nature of some legislative action, medical and legal experts and officials of organizations affected by' the malpractice crisis said in interviews with The New York Times that they have Constable Killed By Terrorists BELFAST. Northern Ireland (API- Terrorists ambushed a police patrol in ·Dungiven on Saturday, killing a 25-year- old constable and seriously wounding another, police said. Police received a telephone call reporting a suspicious looking vehicle outside a main street post office in the community 20 miles from Londonderry and the two officers drove to the scene to investigate. When they stopped outside, gunmen opened fire from different directions and thon escaped, police said. The dead policeman was identified as Robert McPherson. who had been on the force 7Vi years. Six policemen have died this year in the province's sectarian warfare between Protestant and Catholic extremists. At least 1.256 persons have died since 1969. Police said they did not know whether the killers were Catholic or Protestant. Merlyn Rees. administrator for the province, has released more than half the suspected terrorists interned-without-trial at the Maze prison after their apprehension by security forces. Two more were let goSaufrday. '' In Alaska many doctors have chosen to practice without malpractice insurance because they cannot obtain coverage at what they regard as reasonable rates. At the same time, some heart surgeons and other doctors there have stopped practicing, forcing some Alaska patients to seek specialized care in the lower 48 states. Elsewhere, doctors have retired prematurely or moved to areas where malpractice insurance rates are less costly. So costly has malpractice insurance become for hospitals that this year the 39 insurance companies still writing malpractice policies are charging the 5.865 nonfederal American hospitals $750 million--or $250 million more than one year ago--to protect their staffs from potential liability claims from the patients occupying their 870,000 beds. MILK-GLASS KEROSENE BICBTENNIAL COASTER SET This beautiful lamp is not , only decorative but very [useful! 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