The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on December 8, 1949 · 3
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 3

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Federal Curbs Dominant U.. Problem Says l f". HOUSTON, Texas (AP) Findftig a dividing line between government control and citizen responsibility is America's biggest problem, Geri. Dwight D. Eisenhower warned last night. '.: ' r - Everyone Is Worried The Columbia University presl dent told a crowd of 15,000 that American need to take stock because "I think each of us would ad mit he is-worried," Americans are wondering "where we are going," he told the annual meeting of the Houston Chamber Of Commerce. ; He quoted from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address "gov rnment of the people, by the peor pie and for the people.", "Lincoln left out - one , preposition," he said. "He did not say 'to "Lincoln saw no reason for our government to do business to' us like some bureaucrats now find Is intriguing." Eisenhower made one indirect referent to the 1952 presidential ejection. He said one might be con- ' aliui The Store Accommodating Slippers will r please ! FX X Blue Quilted Satin with Padded Sole 1.99 XT'-, l!Ss, 'Slipper Shearling in Pink or Blue Blue Felt Everett Leather Sole, rubber heel 1.99 BUDGET SHOES (Street Floor) sidered self-seeking should he discuss problems involving America's future. . I have found It is no use to say 'no'," he said, '"buti I still have the right of an ordinary American ! to say what I think about subjects I thoroughly believe; are concerning all." .. i , f, I Three-Point Proposal ; ' He offered a three-point formula for a strong, productive society individual freedom- national co-operation and general education. . Eisenhower lmpjlied that " many of the government' existing trends, "often with the highest motives," are leading to regimentation. He mentioned the ECA, the Atlantic Pact, arming of Europe. ' "Always, for me.'j he said, "these, things leave a sen$e of bewilder? ment. I want to know more." Eisenhower said previously in an interview, that he wants no connec tion with politics but'wants to take an active part in public affairs. ' "If I identified or? affiliated my self with any political party I'd lose a lot of friends and I'm not going to do that, i . " "I have no. political connections, no political 'ambitions ,and don t want any connection with politics." He emphasized, however, he will take an active interest in public affairs in that he thinks American people "should be talking -princl-. pies", and not In generalities. 'I don't believe we are in any crisis," he said, "and I'm definitely not afraid of the future but we don't , want to find ourselves 15 years from now "in & wrong spot." Eisenhower said he has no criticism for Columbia: University's student newspaper, the Daily Spectator, which Monday 'made caustic comments about Eisenhower, the university's president , Eisenhower said the Spectator Is a free" newspaper and "can publish what It pleases, particularly about the president of the university" ' He said he had not read the editorial. ' . ' - rj ' - ; "What the lad said don't know,? he added, "but more power to him." At advertised in LI FE 44iSBiav ssssfcii :ssisw ' - nssk j ft-- . '.''; n Omirto. 93S4-4.A Crfontal lwboy Mi Mvho q any USE OUR CONVENIENT BUDGET PLAN Douglas Poses Health Plan, 1 PC. Tax Senator Asserts Truman and AM A 'Miss the Mark WASHINGTON Senator Paul H. Douglas (D-I1L), criticized both Truman Administration and Amer ican Medical Association health In surance : policies yesterday as hav' ing "missed, the mark," and dis closed new details of ; a- modified program he is preparing to intro duce in Congress next year. Senator Douglas has been work ing for 'some time ori legislation to provide j funds for "catastrophic" costs of illness, rather than to cover ail neaitn expenses as pro posed In the pending .Adminlstra tion bill. ! j He arranged a news j conference to explain his program as the AMA House of Delegates, in semi annual ( meeting here, j considered plain to Intensify , its campaign against what It terms "socialized" medicine and finance itj by requiring its 143,000 members; to pay $25 a year In cues ' the first to be assessed on a compulsory basis in its history.' j . i - j. States Would Run It ; , The legislative proposal being worked put by Senator Douglas would be financed by a pay roll tax on employer and employee of not more than one per cent, of wages and salaries not in excess , of the Hirst $5000. A is now being done wun ; unenipiyymeiii jnsuiam-e, ou- ministratfon of the Dcfuglas ; program would be placed In the hands of the states, with the federal government collecting the pay roll taxes and rebating all but adminis trative costs to the states. Under his plan, Senator Douglas said the government would take care of doctors' bills 1 In! excess of five per cent pf annual jincome or $150, whichever were lower. The cost of the plan, he jestimated, would be no more than; one-third that of "the Administration plan, now set forth in legislation pending in both House and Senate and backed by Federal Seciuriiy Ad ministrator Oscar rR. Ewihg. Family Would Pay $150 - Senator Douglas asserted that the average family with an annual In come of $3000 could afford to pay medical expenses normally of $150, or five per cent of that income. His plan, it was7 noted, would operate to pay allmedical costs over the figure under certain "reasonable standards" of care to be defined For families making $2000 or lesS; the dividing line would be $100, or five per cent," and for those with incomes of only $1000 or less, it would be $50, with the insurance providing for costs over those amounts. . : Senator Douglas contended that the requirement by which the family would defray medical expenses up to $150 annually would discourage misuse of the j compul sory health Insurance. !' He said his program would "leave , the orderly relationship be tween patient and doctor unim paired," and would J'pay ! the big bills, so the doctors ought to go for it." . . - He conceded that the proposal would not icover diagnosis ; or pre ventive treatment and would not provide any means of getting more doctors into poorer areas. ! But he said it would at least guarantee doctors that there would be some money coming In wherever ; they practiced. 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"However, Protestalrits must understand and face them to meet a crisis, now world wide, in which freedom it self is at stake." ! "When the Roman Catholic Church or the Communist Party seeks to deny us either religious or civil liberty ! our freedom Is In volved," he declared, "and it is not a part of tolerance to submit to such denials until at last our free dom passes." Bishop Oxnam, .Methodist head of the New York area and vice bresident of the. church's Board of Missions, said communistic ex pansion must be met by human be ings prepared to suffer and die for their convictions. I rt This "terrible threat to religious liberty also must be met by "co operation with free men every where who seek to resist the forced Imposition of an Ideology," he said. Linking this "threat to the current discussion over the use of Scandinavians Weigh British Aid For Closer Union LONDON iF Britain's bid for closer economic ties with Scandinavia met- with some skepticism today in some West Europe capitals. . i! - The general reaction was that It was a good idea but probably won't, be put into effect for a long time. Britain's recent invitation to Denmark, Norway and Sweden to talk about better Integration of economy was viewed by some poli ticians and economists as an at tempt to meet recent demands by Marshall Plan chief Paul G. Hoffman that Europe break down trade barriers for closer economic co-op eration. I The three Scandinavian govern ments are already in touch with each other on the matter and have shown willingness to discuss the whole problem with Britain. i :) Skepticism has arisen principally out of Britain's traditional refusal to tie her: pound sterling economj too closely with any other nation outside the commonwealth. Some Scandinavians have adopted a "wait and see" attitude. They want to see just how far Britain will go toward economic unioaj Danish financial circles already have declared that Britain's suggestion for freer movement of currencies and goods is not as simple a problem as the British say it is. They say many other problems have to be solved first, 1 The Berkshire Evening EagK Thursday, Dec. 8. 949jMHf Somebody Else Got Slung Heavy-Water Story poes Ker-PIunlc public ' funds for parochial education, the bishop said that Issue nbw "becomes one of major importances." "It is part of a carefully calculated plan to break down the Am ;r-ican doctrine of the separation of the church and state, part.of a p an so to mold the thinking of youth as to discount the values that lie in liberty of conscience and of w jr-ship, in liberty of speech and of press," the bishop said. Calling the public school system in the VS. "one of our greatest achievements," Bishop Oxnam said the system stands as a bulwark! of democracy. , I 1 "To discredit our schools by call ing , them 'godless schools' is riot only to mislead the people but also to undermine this bulwark of democracy," Bishop Oxnam said, adding: "To drain off vast sums from pjubiic education to support private and parochial education is eventually so to weaken the public system as to destroy it. "We must not allow our con -munity to become divided. Let is end this tendency to divide groups that ought to be American into sectarian groups. ."This whole move In the realm of education is one that must be examined by men and women whp believe in religious liberty,- It is basic to the maintenance of thajt liberty that we hold to the old American principle that our state does not play religious favorites. j' ' By FREDERICK C. OTKVIAN WASHINGTON If the chemistry class kindly will come to order, we now will have a lecture on heavy water. It isn't really. Weighs no more than the kind you drink, but it may possibly be a little wetter. The trouble Is that a glassful of the stuff is worth about $1000 and hence Isn't recommended for thirst-quenching purposes. Fact Is, It doesn't seem to be good for anything else much, either, s i Back before the war the Norwegians first stirred up a beaker of heavy water, by adding an extra atom of hydrogen to every unit of H20. This is easier said than done. They had to use a $5,000,000 hydroelectric power plant to do It. There was a lot of scientific whoopla in (the papers about it then. Then the Germans took over Norway, you may , remember, and tried to get heavy water gushing from the faucets on the theory that It would be handy for making atom bombs. The idea was that a jug of heavy water would serve as a moderator In an atomic pile. This means, as I get it, that the heavy Water would slow down the splitting of the atoms a -little so they'd have time to go boom. Well, sir, we didn't like the idea of heavy water for bomb-making purposes .because it was almost as difficult to make as pure uranium, itself. So wefigured out a scheme to calm those busy : atoms by the use of pure graphite, (Now comes an ex-army major, name of George RXjordan, to make Spiel on .the radio about when he was at the Great Fails. Mont., air base, he saw big jars of heavy water on their way by Army planes to Russia. He made a number of other charges, too; about uranium being sent over to the Russkles. xThis created about as elegant a rhubarb, with charges, counter-charges and flashlight explosions, : as this town has seen In at least a week. So the House Un-American Activ ities Committee got into the act by1 calling up Lt Gen. Leslie Groves, the wartime atom boss, to see what he knew about ell these nefarious activities. The room was jammed. General Gloves strolled In looking plump arid happy. He knocked down a good deal of the major's story. . ;v. i The ? general's general Idea was that the Russians didn't get much uranium arid what they did get wasn't much good. One reason he let 'em have a, couple of dabs was to keep 'enj from realizing how important we; thought lt was. Another was to steer 'em off on the quality of uraniurlji we were concocting. Representative Francis E. Walter of Pennsylvania, chairman of the subcommittee, wanted to know about these five-gallon water jars, labeled he$vy water. Haw-haw, went General Groves. Water, whether .heavy or light, looks like water. Tastes that way, too. , And if somebody labeled, those jugs of wter heavy,, then! somebody else got stung. The gen-.' eral said he knew who got taken, too, If anybody was. He meant the . 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