Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 9, 1970 · Page 2
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Monday, November 9, 1970
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2 Lincoln Evening foumal & Nebraska State ioump^ Monday, Nov. 9, 1970—P.M. \ader (iroup Suggests Board To Set Standards for Doctors ^ /-Í .ÿx>x ^ Washington (UPl)—A new federal board should set. up quality control standards to protect the public from incompetent doctors, suggests a team of medical and law students working for Ralph Nader. The team issued a 253-page report Sunday which concluded the medical profession has failed to police itself and weed •>ut improperly qualified physicians. “The almost complete lack of internal quality controls in the medical profession has allowed a large measure of very poor medicine to be practiced,” the report said. The government should establish a uniform nationwide system for licensing doctors and require them to have specialized licenses, rather than state licenses which allow them to practice in all fields of medicine, the students said. They recommended the federal licenses be renewed every five years, contending many doctors were failing to keep up with changes and advances in medicine. “Even if he received his license in 1930 and has learned nothing since, he is free to practice almost totally unimpeded by law,” the report said. It said medical societies were guilty of not pressuring physicians to take refresher courses to update their knowledge. The president of the American Medical Assn., Or. Walter C. Bornemeier, said some of the recommendations of the group appeared “to have merit while others raise questions.” He said the AMA had worked “almost continually” with Congress and the executive branch of government “to bring effective quality and cost control in medicine.” Contending the medical profession “is not effectively protecting the public from incompetent physicians,” the group recommended Congress establish a National Board of Medicine appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. (rowi'iiinnit Saying ‘Hi Ho* and ‘So Long’ Quitting the Silver Business Washington — The government officially gets out of the silver business this week, Or Write P.O. Box 81689, Lirtcoln. N£ 68S01 Want question answered? Action on something? Red tape cut? Complaints investigated? Phone or write ACTION LINE, Sunday Journal and Star (sec heading), giving name or initials, town. Per- •sonal contracts or phoning other numbers refused. Queries not published Sunday in 30 days are eliminated to permit publication of those used. Xinruin iiupuiiiii Juurual •«i liiffirasita Stalf Jonnial ^ Vol. Yoar N o T 268 November 9, 1970 Published each weekday by the JOURNAL-STAR PRINTING CO., 926 P St., Lincoln. Neo.. 68501 Phone «2-3331. Second class oostage oaid at Lincoln, Neb. CARRIER SUBSCRIPIION RATES In Lincoln, or to vacation address: Daily, «c week, Sunday, 25c week; Daily and Sunday, 70c week. AAAlL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Nebraska, Northern Kansas outside of Lancaster Co. Daily Sunday Boih 1 Yr ..............$17.00 $13.00 $30.00 9 AAo .............. 13.05 9.75 22.80 6 Mo ............ 8.80 6.50 15.30 3 Mo. ........ 4.55 3.25 7.80 575 Wks 2.00 5 Weeks 3.00 To Lancaster Co. outside carrier boy area: Daily Sunday Both V Yr .............$18.20 $13.00 $31.20 9 Mo............. 13.65 9.75 23.40 6 Mo ............. 9.10 6.50 15.60 3 Mo............. 4 55 3.25 7.80 52/a Wks 2.00 5 Weeks 3.00 To other states; Daily 45c week; Sunday, 25c week; both >0c week Associated Press is exclusively entitled to republish all local news printed in this newspaper, and all other AP dispatches. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation ending a long, colorful and sometimes controversial association with the “white” metal. Once the main issue of a presidential campaign, the metal that used to make American coins ring has fallen on hard times — at least as money. The government break with silver comes Tuesday, the date of the Treasury Dept.’s final sale of the metal on the private market. “Silver is just too valuable to be used as coinage,” according to Thomas Wolfe, director of Treasury’s Office of Gold and Silver Operation. In other words, the supply of the metal has fallen so short of the demand that the face value of silver coins is worth less than could be obtained by melting the money and selling the silver. At the last sale a few weeks ago, silver brought a price of $1.76 an ounce. Three years ago the set price for silver was $1.29 an ounce. For all practical purposes, silver coinage ended in the United States in 1965 when Congress ordered all American coins except the Kennedy half- dollar minted from a copper- nickel alloy. Now, because of the supply and demand problem, even the Kennedy coin is not being made. Tuesday’s severing from the silver market won’t quite cut all government relations with the metal. The Treasury still has about 24 million ounces of unrefined silver and the Defense stockpile has another 165 million ounces — for industrial use in emergencies and in the event some future Congress might decide a silver coin is needed. \laii Admits Shootiiiiï Compiled From News Wires Berlin — A young Nazi sympathizer has admitted shooting at a Red Army sentry who was wounded Saturday while guarding the Soviet war memorial in West Berlin, police said Monday. A West Berlin police spokesman identified the man as Ekkehard Weil, 21, a hospital w 0 r k e r f r 0 m Kreuzberg who was picked up early Sunday. Police said Weil hoped to worsen relations between West Germany and Russia, thereby blocking ratification of the non-aggression pact. A search of his a.partment turned up an air rifle, air pistol, gas pistol and ammunition as well as books, signs and symbols that indicated ^ “a tendency toward rightist radicalism.” police reported. The police spokesman said the man’s confession statement “indicates that he acted alone.” He added he had no word on the whereabouts of the weapon used when the Rvissian soldier was hit by the shots fired at him from ambush. The soldier, Ivan Ivanovich Scherbak, was hospitalized in good condition, although he had been hit twice. Earl of Cromer Earl h British Di|>lomat Ambassador To U.S.A. Chicago Daily News Special London — The Earl of Cromer, 52, a banker and close friend of Prime Miruster Edward Heath, has been named the new British ambassador to the United States. The appointment is believed to reflect a government feeling here that the relationships between the two capitals could stand considerable improvement. There will be strains in any case both from some of the domestic measures that are being introduced by Heath in an effort to bring the economy under control and the increasing likelihood that Britain will join the European Common Market. Few men are better qualified than Lord Cromer to explain these programs in Washington. He was influential among Heath’s private advisers as these plans were being formulated in advance of the June election and since. He is also a convinced European. He worked in American banks in New York after he left the army as a lieutenant colonel at the end of the war and then became managing director of the family banking firm of Baring Bros, in London. Officially Lord Cromer’s appointment has been welcomed in Whitehall. Unofficially, there will be some resentment that an outsider has again been chosen for Britain’s most coveted diplomatic post. The man he replaces, Ambassador John Freeman, was also an outsider — a magazine editor and television interviewer until Prime Minister Harold Wilson chose him in 1965 to be British high commissioner in India. Deep Souading New York (UPl) — The deepest sounding recorded in the Atlantic Ocean is 19,372 feet. 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These and other hints led the British press to Edward, Duke of Clarence, grandson of Queen Victoria and elder brother of King George V. He died in 1892, and some historians believe he was a homosexual who died of syphilis. In a letter in the Times Monday, Stowell wrote: “I have at no time associated His Royal Highness, the late Duke of Clarence, with the Whitechapel murderer or suggested that the murderer was of royal blood. It remains my opinion that he was the scion of a noble family.” Bus Is Hi jacked To iNcw .lersey Philadelphia (UPl) — A man hijacked a bus to New Jersey here over the weekend. Police said the man got on a local bus in the Nicetown section Saturday night, and demanded to “go to Jersey.” The driver, Philip Alosi, told him where to get a transfer. “No, we’re going right now,” the man said, pulling a gun. Alosi then drove the bus over the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge to New Jersey and the “hijacker” got off without a word. London (UPl) — The British Museum is not as sure as a Long Island university archeologist that a statue head in its basement is from Prax­ iteles’ fabled statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. An official Monday appeared miffed at her suggestion that it had lain neglected in the museum for 111 years. The archaeologist, Dr. Iris Love, 37, said she discovered the head last year in a museum vault where it had been placed since being among 350 crates sent from an expedition by Sir Chai'les Newton to Cnidus in southwest Turkey in 1859. She said she had determined by comparisons with known copies, the quality of the work and the kind of marble that it was from the original of the Aphrodite of Cnidus. “Conservatively I can say this is one of the most spectacular finds in the history of classical art,” she said. However, Prof. Bernard Ashmole, former keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the museum, said the head was found amid the ruins of the temple of Demeter, a mile Aphrodite ... the original? from tlie temple of Aphrodite He speculated it might be from a statue of Demeter’s daughter, Persephone. A deputy keeper. Dr. Reynold Higgins, said: “It is not true that this head has been forgotten.” It has been catalogued, studied and photographed, Higgins said, and authorities have argued over its origi’n. He would not categorically deny that it might be from the Love goddess ... a copy. statue of Aphrodite carved by Praxiteles but said: “There are a lot of snags.” Another museum source said the head was so battered it was not likely its origin ever could be determined beyond doubt. Praxiteles was considered the greatest Attic sculptor of the 4th century B.C. First century A.D. historian Pliny the EJder considered the Aphrodite statute the finest sculpture in the world. Infiltrators Diverted to Caiiiliodia By Associated Press North Vietnam has stepped up its troop infiltration southward so far this year but about 25% of its reinforcements apparently are being diverted to Cambodia, according to Pentagon sources. U.S. military analysts studying infiltration figures for the first 10 months of 1970 estimate nearly 60,000 North Vietnamese soldiers have infiltrated South Vietnam and another 20,000 passed through southern Laos into Cambodia. By comparison about 67,000 North Vietnamese soldiers were estimated to have infiltrated in the first 10 months of 1969, all but about 1,500 into South Vietnam. This suggests that the Cambodian front, opened last spring after the fall of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, has caused Hanoi to raise the ante in troops committed to the Indochina war, Pentagon sources said. However, the increase was hardly enough to cause North Vietnam any serious manpower strain, they added. M e anwhile, authoritative sources in South Vietnam disclosed Monday that South Vietnamese troops have taken over offensive operations from the Americans in 100-square- mile area north of Saigon. The major shift of allied responsibilities virtually ends the American offensive role along the Saigon River corridor, a long-time North Vietnamese-Viet Cong infiltration and supply route. Four American artillery and patrol bases have been turned over to the South Vietnamese along a 50-miIe stretch of the river, from the Cambodian border south to within 20 miles of Saigon. The U.S. Command announced Monday that American forces in the country dropped another 6,000 men last week to 368,000. It was the lowest level since Dec. 10, 1%6, when there were 367,400. The command said troop strength had been cut 106,400 Americans so far this year. It will drop another 24,000 men by Dec. 31. No Other Paper Like It! Only this paper carries all of the splendid features you arc reading In this issue. 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