Daily News from New York, New York on April 10, 1978 · 275
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Daily News from New York, New York · 275

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DAILY NEWS, 5M0ND AW APRIL 10 1978 - C13 DAILYaNEWS t.f ... 220 E. 42 St. NEW YORK'S PICTURE Published every day by New York News Inc., 220 East 42d Sr., New York, N.Y. 10017. W. H. James, President and Publisher; Michael J. O'Neill, Editor and Vic President; . Joseph F. Barletta. Vic President and Gnral Manager; and R. C Schneider, Scrtary-Traturr. Mail subscription rates per yoh U.S. Dairy and Sunday $135.00. Daily $90.00. Sunday (45.00. Armed Forces Special Rates: Daily and Sunday $90.00. Daily $60.00. Sunday $30.00. Foreign and short term rates upon request. Copyright New York News Inc. 1 978. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all local news printed in this paper. All other rights reserved. NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE "The legislation should provide that any disci-linary hearings on formal charges (against judges) be held publicly, in accordance with present practice. Public confidence in judicial disciplinging proceedings will be substantially- diminished if such hearings are conducted behind closed doors." Genuine supporters of court reform will endorse wholeheartedly those views, which City Bar Association President Adrian DeWind recently stated to Gov. Carey s and legislative leaders. , - - , The pending bills calling f , " ' ' for secret hearings are abom- , , inable an outright betrayal of the amendment approved by i " tne voters overwhelmingly in - T v November. " . We would put the case s even more strongly than DeWind. Public faith in the " ' Y integrity of the disciplinary J 4: "V 3$ system woum oe aestroyea en- ' -" 'V - tirely if the pending legisla te X" tion s not massively revised. T5,s,frvvnT" The people clearly believed - Adrian DeW.nd the &meent would provide more effective means for dealing with judicial clunks and crooks. They won't tolerate a double-cross which subverts their will. DeWind- also hit the mark in his comments on nominations for the Court of Appeals. The selection panel should be limited in the number of names it proposes to the governor to assure only top-notch candidates. If Gov. Carey finds three choices for each post too restrictive, five ought to give him plenty of leeway. Seven should be tops. But let's stop fooling around with those implementing measures, and produce laws which fulfill the letter and spirit of the popularly mandated reforms. THE HUNT IS ON Poor, frustrated Diogenes spent a lantern-toting lifetime looking for a man full of virtue. Mayor Koch has set almost as tough a task for himself in his hunt for a new deputy mayor for economic development. Koch wants someone with the obvious qualifications: business know-how plus government acumen; managerial skill plus a wide-ranging intellect and imagination. But the mayor is after something more. He's looking for someone who can become a full partner a trusted confidante in his inner circle. Koch reasons correctly that every MAJOR DECISION he makes on taxes, land use, education, labor negotiations and a host of other subjects directly affects the city's economy. He wants the economic deputy at his side at the crucial moments of decision, helping to shape and guide the city's commercial and industrial recovery. People with such a combination of talents are rare, but they do exist. Richard Ravitch is one outstanding example a businessman-builder who also has successfully handled several delicate government assignments. ; So we urge Koch to stick to his search. Economic development in plain English, jobs, jobs, jobs must be the centerpiece of his administration. And he must not rest until he has found the right deputy. TELLING US SOMETHING In the past few years, Singapore has become a simply barbarous place. A criminal can get the gallows even for attempted use of guns. Armed robbers receive 10 lashes as well as prison terms. Vandalism, which includes scribbling on public walls, draws three strokes. Cruel! Archaic! And yet ... " Singapore has achieved its lowest crime rate in two decades one of the lowest in the world. Last year there were 33 armed robberies, compared to more than 1,000 in the early 1970s. Murders have dropped, there are very few attacks on women. Graffiti is rare. We can't begin to say the same, of course, but then we live in an enlightened society that ordains the kindest treatment for killers, muggers, rapists and stickup-men. - -,: NEWSPAPER Inquiring Photographer By JOHN STAPLETON THE QUESTION What is your reaction to the faot that a list of America's ten 'most- beautiful women compiled by a national magazine includes no one under 30? THE ANSWERS f. y-. A I . ' y ..it:: .... v. .iK-.-y.-.-.-x Levine Zifchak Mrs. Irene Levine, freelance writer: ""I think it's terrific. It's also great for the morale of women over 30, as I am, and it's understandable. Maturity adds to a woman's beauty. Girls under 30 shouldn't be too disappointed. They'll get there." " ' . ' ' . William B. Zifchak, advertising: "I simply can't believe it. It's almost as if they deliberately avoided selecting any woman under 30. There are lots of younger women around, especially on .TV shows, who are at least as attractive as any of the ten." . ,- Cauthen Solt Pamela Cauthen, college student: "I don't think it's fair. There is no woman more attractive than a woman in the bloom of youth. I'm from North Carolina, but ' I've seen dozens of beautiful young women on New York streets whom I would have selected." Jim Solt, TV producer-director: "I'm not surprised at all, possibly because I'm over the age of 30. When a woman reaches 30, she stops worrying about her beauty and accepts it naturally. I defy anyone to show, me a young woman tff match any of these ten." ' , J r v. j- Goichman ; Mrs. Jennifer Goichman, corporate secretary: "I think it's terrible. Why should a woman have to be famous before she's selected as a beauty? It takes time to achieve fame." Robert G. Taylor, advertsing; JI think jt's a great compliment to select these older women as the most beautiful in America. It makes those of us over 30 feel pretty good. Young women are beautiful, but maturity seems to enhance the appeal of a beautiful woman." ' The News will pay tlO for each question accepted for this column. Today's award goes to . Clarke, 51-01 39th Ave, Long Island City, Queens, who submitted the first of similar questions. Lt , fusil Taylor r . - if A -4 V. 1! J! NO APMITTAKCE VOICE OF Please givt name and address ii-i'th BLOWS OWN nORN Manhattan: The only place within City U where a student can get an education in criminal justice is John Jay. There is no community college that offers such programs. We are educating current and future professionals to fight and prevent crime. The 80 high school average requirement knocks out a group of students who we have found perform very well once they are admitted, namely, those between 75 and 80 average. Once they clearly see a career down the road, they are motivated to do their best and do succeed. John Jay also is the best hope for bringing minorities into law enforcement careers since over 40 of our students are black or Puerto Rican. And our graduates have taken leadership positions in all levels of law enforcement, crime prevention, private security and government. GERALD W. LYNCH President, John Jay College QUESTIONS MOTIVE Queens: If the Italian underworld makes good on its threat to execute members of the Red Brigades for the kidnaping of former Premier Aldo Moro, it will be another case of nature imitating art. In the 1930 German film "M".it was the underworld of DusseJdorf which apprehended and put on trial a child molester, played by Peter Lorre, for the identical reason: The police manhunt had disrupted their illegal activities. LL. LITTORIO IV A JAM Bronx: I thought Randy Newman's record, "Short People," . was really cube. What I didn't know was that clothing designers apparently took it seriously. I am 4 ft. IIV2 inches tall, size 7, and I can't find anything to wear that is above my ankles. Short people need clothes! SON! A E. NELSON Us W -TV,-, CODEX EEFORJMl THE PEOPLE letter. Be u'ili lrs'thhold both on request. DOCTORS' FEES Manhattan: I believe the main reason why doctors are making so much money (median income $63,000 in 1978) is Medicare, which allows them to charge their "usual and customary" fee. And that fee, I hasten to remind you, is excessively high. In my - opinion, Medicare ought to adopt a fixed-fee schedule which would not permit more than a standard amount for each procedure. JESSE BRYANT, M.D. Rome: As a practicing pediatrician, I feel I am being gouged by the State of New York. The public ought to be told that in 1967 the welfare department allowed $8 for an office visit; in 1968, that was reduced to $7.20, and has remained the same since. If this can be considered an outrageous increase, please lend me your mathematics book. JOHN S. HOES, M.D. Staten Island: I couldn't agree more with your editorial on doctors' fees. I recently had to see a specialist, on the advice of my former family physician, who had the unmitigated gall to charge me $60 for a brief checkup a checkup that could very well have been done by the family doctor. That was about $2 a minute, and nothing was resolved. I canned the family doctor and refused to pay the specialist. If physicians think they can arbitrarily charge outrageous fees, they ought to post signs in their waiting rooms advising patients of that. KNOWS THE SCORE Manhattan: Doctors make too much money? So, what else is new? These guys will charge what the market will bear. If anyone's to blame, it's the patients for putting up with it. GET WISE GET IT RIGHT Jamaica: Why not be honest and call it the "Long Island Fail Road"? JINX STOWERS

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