Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1974 · Page 194
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 194

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 9, 1974
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INTELLIGENCE CONTINUED What will EDUCATE aiTIST HECTORATE S- torate be like in 1976? Conservative or liberal? Will it favor Kennedy, Wallace, Ford, Reagan, Mondale, or Rockefeller? According to pollster Lou Harris in "The Anguish of Change," the year, 1976, will find "a pluralistic, highly selective American electorate. It would quickly turn aside the easy rhetoric of politicians who promised them easy panaceas.- By any previous standards in the history of the world, it would be an elitist country in quality, but for~ the first time it would be on a mass basis. More important, these voters would be a society capable of thinking in large terms about the world and about the quality of life around them at home." Harris supports his contention by offering the following statistical projections compiled by his staff: CHAISES II THE ELECTORATE 1988-1978 SHRIRHR8 II POWER 1961% 1976% dingi Under $5,000 income 25 19 --6 Smalltown voters 22 11 --11 Union members 23 15 --8 Education not beyond 8th grade 19 11 -8 Democrats 51 41 --10 $5000--9999 income 43 23 --20 HCREASII6IPI POWER 1988% 1976% Change College- ' · · educated: 29 40 +11 $15,000 and over income 12 25 +13. Independents 18 28 +10 Suburban residents 26 34 +8 Under 30 voters 18 27 +9 Professionals in occupation 9 20 +11 Young British Conservatives are recommending a chain _ of government-supervised brothels for the use of politicians and diplomats throughout Europe. The availability of government-cleared call girls, they say, would lessen the risk of scandals like the one last year involving two conservative government ministers, Lords Lambton and Jellicoe, who were forced to resign because of liaisons with prostitutes. "Glug," the magazine of London's Young Conservatives , suggests: "Girls could be checked out by the security forces and the premises from which they operate could be regularly inspected. "In view of the number of politicians now spending large amounts of time on the Continent, the security forces of European Community countries could establish safe houses in each country, thus, those politicians who wished, could avail themselves of the services offered without jeopardizing either their careers or their governments." The Young conservative headquarters refused to print the issue of Glug in which the suggestion was made, and Robin Squire, chairman of the Young.Conservatives, had to have it printed elsewhere. "Our party's central office," he explained, "is somewhat overstrict. in their interpretation of what is reasonable." National Health Insurance is accepted by most people as an idea whose time has come. Only the specifics need be hammered out in Congress. The following figures stress the urgency for some immediate -TSiRI legislative action: (1) The average personal health bill per person in the U.S. in 1973 was $441. In 1950, it was only $78, and in 1960, $142. (2) 90 percent of those Americans with annual incomes over $10,000 have personal hospital insurance, but only 39 percent of those with incomes under $3000 have such coverage. Some 20 percent of the under 65 population (38 million people) have no private health insurance at all. (3) Hospital expense per day varies from $64 in West Virginia to $130 in Alaska. In Connecticut it is about $100 a day and rising steadily. (4) Average length of hospital stay varies from 5.2 days in Alaska to 9.6 days in Hew York. (5) Health is the third largest industry in the U.S. employing 4.4 million persons -- an increase of 2 million (80 percent)- over 1960. (6) There are 320,000 active physicians in the U.S. or 156 per 100,000 population. One out of every five doctors is a graduate of a foreign medical school, and in general the physician population is badly distributed, too many in the major cities, too few in the rural areas. BEAUTY: WORTH ONE POINT A UfflUJIII'G Until re- ffUMHHO cently the brokerage firm of Merrill, Lynch, etc. gave a personality test to potential stockbrokers. One request of the applicant was to list the most important qualities in~ a woman. If the job-seeker listed such qualities as "affection" and "dependence," he was given two points. If he listed "beauty," he was given one point. If he rated "intelligence," or "independence" as important feminine qualities,he got zero points. The test, of course, in these days of women's lib has been revised. 23

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