The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1949
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r PAGE TWO THf NATION TODAY— Long Bitter Battle is Certain Over Truman's Health Program And Doctors Opposing Proposa Ky James Marlmr ^ WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (AP)—You don't have to b< a prophet to see what's coming: the endless, biller arjru meats in 1950 over the President's national health insurant program. * — .. If I had to bet, I'd bet it doesn In Congress next year. There' support for (6 there, but a Jot of op position. Mr. Truman's friends maj not even try to bring It up for ac tton In Congress In 1950. Instead, they may leave It In tin talking stage and then make it E campaign Issue in the congresslona electtoas late in 1950. Just the same there'll be no lack of talk about It Just as there u'as no lack In 19-19. Mr, Truman had been urging . national health Insurance plan for years. He handed it to Congress last April. Very briefly, this is an outline of It: About 120,000,000 Americans would be covered. Ttie bill snys the program would be financed by n payroll tax or 3 per cent, split between employers and employes on (he $4,800 o' a worker's pay. Anil tlse government ivimlrt chip In some money which, of course, would conic from olhtr taxes. Total cost a year? Trumanites say: Maybe $5 billion. Ojiponenls say: A lot more than (hat. Oscar Riving, head of the Federal Security Administration which includes the public health service. Is In Europe now examining health programs (here, He'll have plenty to sny when he returns in January—\vhich J,s when Congress returns—since he's o::s of the main pluggers for the Tinman program. And the President can be expected to say more in 1950. But 50 will the American Medical Association (AMA) have plenty to say. since it's the mast vocal and active opponent of Mr. Truman's Ideas on health. What the AMA did yesterday leaves no dntibt of what It. will do and say in 1950, AMA officials call the Truman plan ."socialized" medicine. (Tru- manites deny there's anything socialistic about it at all. They say it's simply a long overdue plan for the country's general health.) Pointing to the tax workers would have to pay for the program — !f Congress approved It—AMA officials have called It an "extreme example of compulsory paternalism/ 1 Yesterday the AMA decided to R.SSRSJ; its members 525 each, per year, to fight the program. AMA officials called this a voluntary assessment. Most doctors arc members of AMA although not all of them oppose the Truman pi LIU. Those that won't pay will be expelled. N'o member has to pay dues now. It wa-ir estimated this.method will raise around $3 million n year with which AMA can fight the Truman I insurance program and do other! things. Some Doctors have been critical of the AMA's fight against the program. But some of Mr. Truman's Lead and Zinc Production in U.S. Declines WASHINGTON, Dec. 9--M>)— The United Stairs is producing les. lead and zinc in.™ II uses. Chi\rle> Johnson nnd Richard Mnte ol the Bureau of Mines s.iid today, Including imports, there now seems to be plenty of lead to meet present, demand and some is reg- ulnrly going into stockpiling even though thai i s somewhat behind rchedule, Mote said. The Bureau of Mines and the Geological survey have been carry- nig on considerable ivorlc in cooperation with the mining Imlus- Iry In trying to locale new supplies of lend, he added. Efforts also nre being made to determine, where lower grade ore veins might be expanded in event that they >re needed in the future. Representatives of mining states have sought for more than two •ears to have Congress again authorize government premium payments on production from sub- mines in order to stlmti- ate production and permit such nines to operate at a profit Government officials expect another effort In 1350 to obtain the nccmive premiums. A similar situation exists as to '.Inc. Mote aritied. saying there has been some reduction in domestic lutput. apparently because of a Irop In price. 3emocrat.s don't see eye to eye with lim on all ihe details of this pro- rnm. For example, only two days a°o enator Douglas. Illinois Democrat, roposed a health program of his wn and had this to say: Supporters of Mr. Truman's plan nd those who on the other hand upport the AMA "are in a dead- pck because they are more Interest- el in hilling at each other than ndliig a solution to the very real roblem of sickness costs." Other .senators who may be cx- ecled lo fight for the Truman mx>- ram have said a thorough study Is ceded. It's pretty certain that, be- ore any health program is passed. it's passed, it will get a searching oing over, and that will take time. Propaganda War Within U. S. Irks President of FFA KANSAS CITV, Dec. 9. W>— A call for more tolerance among segments of the nallon's economy was made here yesterday by the presi- BLYTHEVITXE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS dent of America. the Future Farmers of . George Lewis of Sterling. Ill,, the newly-elected president of the farm youth group, expressed concern at the Consumers Cooperative Association meeting over what he called the "cold war" going on between factions of our mixed economy." "We can't expert to achieve n position of world leadership until we have resolved our own difficulties," he said. Without naming names, he expressed the opinion youth was well aware of a propaganda war going on among sections of business and that (he youth of Ihe nation did not approve of it. Bishop Oxnam Says Liberty f s Endangered BUCK MILL FAU.S. Pa.. Dec. 9. -Ti -American liberty is threatened >y the Roman Catholic Church as veil as by communism, says Melh- rlst Bishop G. BronV"/ Oxnam. "The Roman Catholic Church ioes not believe In religious lihettf as \vc understand tt," the bishop old the annual meeting of the loiml of Missions and Chnreh Kx- ensioit ot the Methodist Chinch ast night. "The Communist Party." he add- d. "does not believe in civil liberty 5 ive understand U." "I rCKret lo record these matters." he bishop said. "However. E'rotcst- uts must understand and face hem to meet a crisis, now world- vide, in which freedom itself is at take." "When the Roman Catholic. Church or the Communist Party eeks to deny us either religious or ivil liberty our freedom is involv- d." he declared, "and It Is not a art of tolerance to submit lo such cnials until at last our freedom asses." Bishop Oxnam. Methodist head of the New York area and vice president of the church's Board of Missions, said Communist expansion must be met by human beings prepared to suffer and die for their convictions. This "terrible threat to religious liberty" also must be met by "cooperation with Jrcc .men 'everywhere who seek to resist the forced Imposition of an ideology," he said. no[ Boyle's Column— FRIDAY, Cab Driver Thinks UN Delegates Live Too Well to Think Like Common Man By Kcl Crduijjh (Tor Hal Hoi If) NEW YORK — i n't— "The • >uble with the United Nations." said William J. (Boxer) Sheridan, taxi- driver, Brooklyn booster and student of world affairs, "is limousines. "I mean those big, long, black, expensive llmou-sines that the delegates ride In. with the little flag of their country fluttering on the light front fender, and (he liveried chauffeur, and the white wall tires. Arrrrrh!" 'Well," I said, "you could hardly expect such distinguished foreign visitors to ride In Jalopies. I mean, they have a position to uphold, a certain—ah—dignity, a—" 'Arrrrrrh'" the gray hair on the 'Po- the back of nijxrr's neck bristled. - ' That's Just sitlon. D'gulty, trouble. If I had my way, you fine delegates would ride lo and from their great meetings on the subway, cheek-bv-Jowl with (he rest of us. Yes, and at rush hour, too. all piled in together like clothespins In a basket. •Then." said Boxer, shifting his vocal gears Into high, "maybe some of that hifnlutln' nonsense about •national sovereignty' anil suchlike would be jiggled out of them, and peace." they could get down to hrate tacks." I thought It over while the cab whizzed through a three-Inch gap between two Fifth Avenue bases. "You mean," I said, "that a diplomat runs the risk of losing the common touch—?" "night on the button, pa. All by himself In the back scat of a limousine, a guy Is a big shot. He's S°t to think In big terms—so big that pretty soon they don'e mean anything. "Okay, put this same guy on the subway. Squeezed right in with guys who are worried about the grocery bill, the Dodgers, their bosses. How are his big, flowery speeches going to sound to him then? "I'd go farther. I'd take these delegates out of their fancy hotel suites and put them up. say. in a fleabag over on Eighth Avenue. I'd snatch the seven-course dinners right out from under their noses and show them the way to Ihe automat. "Maybe." said Boxer, joyously crowding a big. black limousine to the curb, "maybe if delegates lived like people they would start thinking like people. And then we might get less yakkity-yak and mure Writer, with Four of His Own, Finds No Reason to Pity Fathers of Girls Read courier Newt Want. Ads By ilrtlmr Kthitn WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (AP) _ Whnt's the matter with Girls? Why Is It that when sir! tallies are torn, the average congratulator congratulates as if he jcallv didn't mean it? And why Is it that the proud father sometimes acts a^ il he were embarrassed about it all? There's no reason for this. I have uound tip a little research project, and can faithfully reporti Women are here to stay. Right now there are 803,000 more females (a Census Bureau word, not mine) than mates in the US. Eight women arc In the House ot Representatives, and a ninth will Jotu them In January. Margaret Chase Smith IR-Me) is a Senator. And at least one other woman, Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas (O-CaliO, wants to be a Senator too. Mrs. Smith has said she thinks it would be nice for thi: Republicans to run a woman for vice-president. She was too shy to mention names, but I don't think she meant Mrs. Alben W. Barklcy. Women fill all sorts of leaser iwsts. They are truckers, glass-blowers, cops, printers, mail carrier.!, tanners, steamfitter.i, embalmcrs and Western Union (you'll excuse the expression) boys. Look where we'd he if there were no women. i Without the little dears, we would ' have no Mother's Day. no beamy pugeanis at Atlantic City, no grass skirts, no tabby sox, no mothers- in-law, i True, the picture has another side . a brighter side. '. If there were no women, Al Jol.;on couldn't sing. "Mammy!", advertising men would have to think of some way to peddle their beer and cigarettes besides running pic- i lures of unties, and calendar makers j would have lo give up on that In- ' dian lady In the canoe. Still, the women are definitely with us, and I. for one, am glad Yet When Margery Ann checked in 12 years ago. I was conscious of some' condescending remarks. Especially from t|i(«o who had spawned boys. When Evelyn arrived nine years ago. so did :lio Jibes. When Judith appeared four years «, 194* State Department Says Ward May Be Ready to Exit WASHINGTON, Dec. 9—(/!>)_ The State Department received advices yesterday indicating that Angus Ward and the American consulate group from Mukden may now be at the North China port of Tientsin. A message from the U. S. Consul General at Tientsin said the group's special train had passed Tang-san, 4 Based on the timing of the message, Slate Department officials figured the Ward party of 20 should have arrived In Tientsin yesterday. 1 The communist North China News Agency said in a broadcast that Ward left Mukden at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday (1:40 p.m, Tuesday <CST>. Tlic State Department saW it had confirmed through British sources that the party left Mukden on Wednesday Kith food supply for two days. ago, the jibes turned to hoots. And then, over the weekend, the doctor broke the news this way: "We!! ,ir.s another girl." (Short pau.sei. "Heh, hfh!" Let him lauiih. Susan was welcome. We haven't had much of a chance to £et lo know her, but she looks as it she'll he a wonderful girl. Cod liver oil is tanning leather. often used Only about on half of one Wr cent of modern "tin"'can ! s tin. THIS TIME TRY 666 FOR YOUR COLDS'MISERIES... IT'S DIFFERENT... 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