REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Page 12 JANUARY 20, 1964 Private enterprise offers health care to the elderly Health care for elderly persons can be as expensive an item as food. As people live longer care becomes a bigger and bigger problem for the nation. To cope with this some have plugged for such all-out government plans as Medicare. Opposition stems from those who resist the idea of government care and the socializing of medicine that is sure to follow. Rather than default health care to the government, private enterprise is hard at work. Under a law passed by the California Legislature last year, a voluntary association of the nation's oldest and largest life insurance companies is pooling resources and experience and sharing risks to provide health care for any resident 65 and over. No medical examinations or health questionnaires are required. Blue Cross which covers 5![. million elderly persons in the U.S. is currently having an open enrollment for senior citizens. Blue Cross includes care in skilled nursing homes as well as in general hospitals. "Elderly people now have a choice of numerous prepaid plans," says H. Charles Abbott, president of Blue Cross of Southern California. "Those who can't afford to buy coverage are provided for by Old Age Assistance plus Medical Assistance for the Aged under the Kerr- Mills law. "The combination of voluntary prepayment plans and supporting supplemental government help means that no senior citizen need be without adequate protection against the costs of health care." Surely the prepaid health care philosophy is far superior to socialized medicine. The exodus to the United States of physicians and nurses from countries with socialized medicine should be evidence enough that in the long pull private medicine is best. One of the basic faults has been failure to educate our people that some day they are going to need medical care, it isn't going to be cheap, and it has to be paid for. At Redlands Community Hospital this year the average patient will stay a fraction over five days and his bill will be $225 average. Nearly two out of three of these patients will pay very little himself. The bulk will be paid by some prepaid insurance plan. As insurance becomes more widely available, the number waiting until they need medical care to pay for it will become fewer and fewer. Why does it cost so much to go to the hospital and for doctors and for drugs? More th::n 60 per cent of hospital costs are for wages and salaries for those who provide the care. As ihrir salaries go up, and they are not high relative to other rates of pay in our society, hospital prices must go up. Physicians require more and more training. It is not uncommon for a doctor to have a few gray hairs before he actually starts his practice so long has it been since he began his training. He is one of the hardest working members of our work force. His pay is in proportion to his skill. Health care costs, like other prices, will continue to advance. The only way to be prepared is to be insured either by an insurance policy or your own personal reserves. It the burden shifts to government the end result will be even higher costs and poorer quality of care. Glenn in politics John H. Glenn, the personable astronaut, is already finding that the political arena is not in outer space. It is a real battleground where both philosophies and personal popularity are tested. Glenn, using the fiction that he can not take part in politics as such until he completes his retirement from the Marines in two or three weeks, is nevertheless busy shaking hands and meeting the people. As a celebrity, Glenn has a leg up on his 74-year old Democratic opponent incumbent Senator Stephen Young. Yet there is more to getting elected than just being a popular public figure. Glenn's political chances can better be assessed after he makes clear his political philosophy. Many Californians will look enviously at Ohio with two exceptionally attractive candidates for the Senate, Glenn and Robert Taft, Jr. The Newsreel Two vice presidents might be a good idea, if we can find a statesman's wife who wouldn't mind being known as the nation's third lady. President Johnson's all-out war against poverty would cost SI billion a year. "That's the story of my life," says the man at the next desk. "I went broke fighting poverty." Loud voice on the bus: "I'm perfectly willing to be a new man this year, but my creditors won't let me." Lost in a blizzard, an Alaskan trapper survives on dog food. Well, in the TV commercials it looks delicious. Congressman Sludgepump smugly asserts that he has the kind of constituents who deserve to be represented by somebody like him. Economists predict a prosperous year if the average consumer continues to spend at the present rate. Prosperity would be nice, of course, but can we afford it? With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Jim Sloan, an expert at still photography whose work is widely known locally, turned motion picture producer last summer when he went Big Game hunting in Africa. The result is a 60-minute black and white sound film that brought raves from an audience of 294 at its premier Redlands showing Saturday night at the Country Club. Jim was urged to make the film by the head of the Colorado state Fish and Game department who also has a sports program on Denver NBC-TV. "You can't hunt and take pictures at the same time." Sloan said so he decided to turn the filming over to an English CBS cameraman who is working in Africa. The result is a professional product featuring a wide number of African animals and the adventures of Jim and his attractive wife. Kathy, on safari in Kenya and Uganda last August and September. The cameraman had full sound equipment with him and this was used for dialogue and for recording sounds at weird African native dances. Sloan turned the job of cutting the film and adding background sound effects over to a Hollywood professional. It is an extraordinary job of editing and use of sound. In many places in the film sound gives a mood that has an extraordinarily dramatic effect. Elephants fighting, giraffes loping along at their ridiculous gate, cheetas high in a jungle tree, tick birds on the backs of ugly looking rhinoceroses, the long necked Gerenuk antelope, ostriches and the enormous Cape Buffalo are some of the features of this amazing film. Jim says that in his experience 90 per cent of the people object to pictures showing animals being shot, so he has confined the actual kill to two brief sequences. Strongest "feel of the jungle" is a picture of a lion gorging on a wildebeast which it h a s killed. The lion's head goes into the carcass until it has disappeared. This gory sight brought a few gasps from the audience, but the film then neatly switches to a closeup of two graceful swans and the mood instantly changes. The dense jungles of Africa are shown in all their mystery. "We went for hours without seeing the sky," Jim commented. At one point the Sloans took a small boat for a seven hour trip to Sessi Island on Lake Victoria where Jim hunted for a sitiatonga, the web footed antelope that lives in swamps. The outdoor life of the safari has its pleasant moments such as sitting around a fire eating African hors douvres, wonderful hot bread and the fine corn grown in the area. There is one unbelievable photo of an African cook who after baking a tray of bread over the campfirc picks up the tray without the use of potholders. "How would you like to have hands as tough as that," Sloan said. What does Kathy do while her husband is out hunting? Fishes. She is an inveterate fisherman and seldom lets a stream or lake go by without casting in her line. And Kathy it was that gave the film its name "Porini" a Swahili word meaning "in the bush." Jim plans to show the film for benefits for local charities. It is already booked for a showing for the Boy Scouts in February and for the Tri County Medical Society. When the audience hears the jungle sounds as the picture opens, they will know they are in for an interesting hour. They will be well rewarded. YOU SURE THAT'S <SO!N<5- TO F£E& EVERYONE? Kennedy library most appropriate LBJ GIVES A BARBECUE Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 62, lowest 39. Redlands residents continue spirit shown at UR's founding in 1909 by giving advance contributions of SS3.500 for the L'R's local 50th Anniversary fund campaign. The 320 acres and 7 lakes which make up Fisherman's Retreat in San Timoteo canyon sold by Daniel Gerstcr estate to Mark Rutherford of Compton for S130.000. YMCA board of directors authorizes the calling of bids for new women's shower and locker facility and an exercise room. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 50, lowest 38. A. Leslie Richardson wins Elks Civic Award and Walter Vaughn the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award at annual meeting of Chamber of Commerce. Eight citrus growers issue statement of reasons why they oppose formation of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water district. Storm dumps 3.01 inches of rain in Redlands and 30 inches of snow in Big Bear in one of heaviest downpours in many years. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 54, lowest 41. Brummott and Demblon firm takes out permits for 11 homes cast of the University of Redlands with seven valued at $7,900 and four at $7,000. California Water and Telephone company reveals 1.073 new phones have been placed in service in tliis area since World War H. Robert Bell to head new Air Scout Squadron which will be sponsored by the Optimist club. CAFFEINE-CRAZY NEW YORK (UPI) — Cup by cup, Americans consume 5 billion gallons of coffee each year, but apparently still can't get enough of it Distillers report growing demand for coffee- flavored liqueurs and food companies say coffee flavoring isis branching out from ice cream to other food items. TELEVISION BERRY'S WORLD MONDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 11— Mickey Mouse Club 5:10— 4—Believe It or Not 5:45— 4, 13— News 6:00— 2, 7—News 5— You Asked For It 9—Movie II— M Squad 13— Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4. 5, 11—News 13—Woody Woodpecker 7:00— 4—Golden Voyage IC) 5 —Leave it to Beaver 7—Dickens . . . Fenster 9— People Are Funny 11—87th Precinct 13—Wild Cargo—Travel 7:30— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Movie 5—Addograms 7—Outer Limits 9—Dobie Gillis 13-Holiday (C) 8:00— 2—I've Got a Secret 5—Lawman 9—Movie 11—Thriller 13—StoneyBurke 3:30— 2—Lucy—Comedy 5—Special of the Week 7—Wagon Train (C) 9:00— 2—Danny Thomas 11—Target: Corruptors 13—Adventure Theater 9:30—2-Andy Griffith 4—Hollywood & the Stars 5—Thin Man 13—Broadway Goes Latin 10:00— 2—East Side/West Side 4—Sing Along (C) 5—Detectives 7—Breaking Point 9, 11, 13—News 10:30— 9—Movie 13—Country Music 11:00— 2, 4, 5. 7—News 11—Movie 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Catson (C) 5—Steve Allen 11:30— 2—Movie 7—Laramie TUESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odie 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—Word for Word (c) 7—Love That Bob 11—Movie 9:45—13—Essence of Judaism 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7—December Bride 9—Movie 10:15—13—Guidepost 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links (C) 5—Mr. Lucky 7-Girl Talk 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Price Is Right 11—Jean Majors 11:25— 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences 5—Peter Gunn 7—Object Is 9—Spectrum 11—Philip Norman Time 13—Play Bingo 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Burns and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal 5—Thin Man 7—Seven Keys 9—Beginnings 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Movie 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Doctors 5—TV Bingo 7—Father Knows Best 9—Mr. District Attorney 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Ernie Ford 9—Cartoonsville 11—Gale Storm 1:30— 2—House Party 4-You Don't Say! (C) 7—Pamela Mason 11—Movie 13—Robin Hood 1:45— 9—News 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25— 2. 4—News 5—L.A. Today 2:30— 2—Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 5—Movie 7—Day in Court 13—Ann Sothern 2:45—11—Movie 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13—Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—My Little Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 3:45_ 5—L.A. Today 3:50— 9—News 4:00— 2—Life of Riley 5—Just for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9—Mighty Hercules (c) 11—Superman 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Cartoons 4:45—13—Rocky and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE You can't see it By DICK WEST "I soy, Filet, old man ...an you waiting for one o[ the new buses, too?" WASHINGTON (UPI) — You don't necessarily have to see something to know that it exists. The wind, for instance. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I. But when we feel a gentle zephyr blowing upon our cheeks, or step inside the chamber of the U.S. Senate we know that the wind is there. It is the same way with estimated federal employes. In all of the years that I have been in Washington, I have never once seen an estimated federal employe. And yet I know that estimated federal employes do exist The federal budget is full of them. And just the other day, the Johnson administration, which has undertaken to reduce the federal payroll, eliminated almost 6,000 estimated employes. The nice thing about dealing with estimated employes is that you apparently can eliminate them without having to discharge any actual employes. At least, that was the way it was explained by Associate White House Press Secretary! Andrew T. Hatcher at a recent briefing. Hatcher told newsmen that all federal departments and agencies, in response to a presidential directive, had re-examined their manpower requirements for fiscal 1964 and 1965. He said reports received up to that time showed a reduction of 3,291 jobs for '64 and 2,708 jobs for '65. "In other words, by July 1, 1965, it will have been 5,999," observed a reporter who is good at arithmetic. "That is correct," said Hatcher. "That means that the federal government will have that many fewer employes on that date than it does now?" someone asked. "I can't exactly say that," Hatcher replied. "Andy, these figures presumably mean cuts below the yearend 1963 level of employment- is that right?" "They mean cuts below the estimated jobs that departments and agencies had said that they needed for these By WILLIAM S. WHITE WASHINGTON — Surely the most lasting and most appropriate of all the memorials now being raised to John Fitzgerald Kennedy will be the national library at Harvard to be named for him. It will forever reflect the wry and shy spirit of inquiry which motivated his adult life. A distinguished board of trustees is now setting out to raise S10 million by public subscription. It is as much an enterprise of national reunion as a project to keep memory green. And as such it merits the support of all Americans, of those who opposed Mr. Kennedy some or all of the time as well as of those who supported him all the time. For it will be more than a treasure house — for the public, for writers and students and scholars — of information on three urgent years of Presidency ended by an act of assassination. It will also be a monument to the irreplaceable quality of American decency which knows that most questions have two sides and that both sides have a right to be heard. It has been made plain by the late President's brother. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, that the huge archives are not only to include the history of that period as the late President made and saw it. They are also to include documents giving "all sides of the issues and all viewpoints of the events which took place during President Kennedy's Administration." The very makeup of the board of trustees itself reflects that this is to be an all-American memorial. The chairman, Eugene Black, the former president of the World Bank, is a Southerner. Sitting with him are men of many different .backgrounds and differing views— General of the Army Douglas MacArthur from the Rebpublican right-wing, liberal novelists like John Steinbeck and John Hersey, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, labor leader George Meany, and so on. This library is precisely the sort of thing that should be done for the late President's memory. It opens to all of whatever political viewpoint a means to honor him as a great and generaous American without having to sacrifice the priv ate right of criticism and dissent which he himself so valued. It allows history to have the last judgment on his public life, free of all transitory passion, whether favorable or unfavorable to him as a public official. It would not be a bad thing, surely, if every adult who cared about Mr. Kennedy and his times — whether believing he was immensely right or sometime quite wrong — should put a dollar or more into this subscription. It would not be a bad thing, surely, if every schoolchild should put in his dime or more. For it is vitally important that a project started with a truly national intention, innocent of partisanship, sectionalism and class feeling, he allowed to finish as a truly national accomplished purpose, not just of the East, not just of the rich and not just of faithful Democrats. For the highest real service of the man it honors, whatever else he may have done or not done, was to bring this country more nearly together, in a deep, human sense, than it has been in many decades. This he did by destroying an old and unfair religious qualification for our highest office. This he did by tireless efforts to widen the political center and to narrow both extremist fringes. All this was a memorable achievement, even though in the opinion of. many—including this columnist —John Kennedy made his mistakes, too. It was a far greater thing than the things debatably credited to him by those who loved him well but not too wisely: that he forwarded this or that "liberal" program which may or may not endure through the dusts of even the nearest of coming history; that he "got this country moving again," and so on. It w a s not as "liberal" or "conservative" that he lived and died. It was simply as a man who wanted to serve, and did serve, the long, ultimate interests of this nation — its union in diversity, its strength in dissent. This is what endures. And all this the great, shining library at Harvard can and will commemorate for all time — in the quiet way, one thinks, that most of all Mr Kennedy himself would have prefered. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD Understanding eases growth problem for youth By Dr. Wayne G. B rands tadt As a boy reaches the age of 12 to 15, he may undergo an enlargement of the breasts. This is caused by the changes in hormone secretions associated with puberty. In some boys, the breasts may even be slightly sore when this enlargement first occurs. The enlargement usually lasts from a few months to two years and then subsides. If this is understood and proper reassurance is given, self-consciousness or embarassment can be minimized. In extreme instances, some form of treatment may be advisable. Male hormones have Teletips TOP SHOW: — 8:30, Chan. 5. Special of the Week. Henry Fonda hosts "Hollywood: the Fabulous Era", story of the movies during Hollywood's most prosperous years. 8:30 — Chan. 2. The Lucy Show. When Lucy finds out her daughter is going steady with the son of her arch foe, she tries to break it up. 9:30 — Chan. 4. Hollywood and the Stars. Part II of t h e "Teen-age Idols" series. Fabian, the singer, tells his story of how he got started with no previous experience and why he continued his career when it became distasteful to him. 10:00 — Chan. 4. Sing Along With Mitch. Changes in a neighborhood from 1900 to suburbia, 1964, are reflected musically through the years. years," Hatcher said. "You mean cuts of estimates, then?" "That is correct." "In other words, it can easily be possible that no one would lose his job?" "That is right," said Hatcher. To tell you the truth, I am not certain what effect the reduction in the number of estimated jobs will have. But if the government has fewer estimated employes, then presumably there will be an estimated saving on the estimated payroll. And this could mean that our estimated taxes will be reduced correspondingly. But don't count on it. been tried, but without success. The only satisfactory treatment is surgical removel. If this is done, it should be performed by a plastic surgeon who will restore the normal contours, and leave an inconspicuous scar. If the enlargement persists past age 18 or has its onset between ages 18 and 20, a tumor of one of the glands of internal secretion should be suspected. In this case, a biopsy specimen of the breast should be examined and other tests made to determine the cause. If a tumor is found, it should be removed without delay. Q—My daughter, 16 months old, hasn't many teeth and can't chew meat. She won't eat baby food, so I've been giving her plenty of eggs. Could you suggest some meats she could chew or some substitute for meat? A—It is most unusual for a baby not to accept the specially prepared baby foods that consist of meat or mixed meat and vegetables. Have you tried different brands? Have you given up too easily? You may, however, give a 16-month-old baby finely ground round steak cooked without seasoning and without being made into patties. Q—What would cause my 10- year-old daughter to have a large amount of very long black hair on her arms and legs? Should she be allowed to shave her arms and legs? Does she have too many male hormones? She is very self-conscious about her hairiness. A—Excessive hair on the arms and legs is usually inherited from one or both parents. Hair growth is controlled by the glands of internal secretion. Shaving will do no harm, but it will not solve the problem permanently. One Minute Pulpit The heavens are the Lord's heavens, but the earth he has given to the sons of men. — Psalms 115:16. The men who made the world wiser, better and holier were ever battling with the laws and customs and institutions of the world.—Clarence Darrow.
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