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;i£WPO/NT i Nixon syndrome guides his staff Speaking broadly of men In President Nixon's White House, a Kcpublican poliUcton says: "The great flaw there is that most of them do just as they arc told — very efficiently. Aixl that means that if the people at the lop make a mistake, it is Inevitably amplified by others down the line." The first part of that comment sounds almost like reverse-think Are not loyalty and the proper carrying out of orders qualities to be prised in a staff man? The quoted Republican would say "yes and no," He is not proposing that a president or any other executive surround himself with men of questionable loyalty who will seek automatically to undercut his directives and purposes He is saying there has to be. room for intelligent skepticism, for men who somehow can enforce a pause 10 take another look. And a means of transmitting dvubt to the top This politician believe* that a good deal of Mr. Nivon's trouble. not simply with the Watergate affair but in other realms, U m part the cottsKjuence erf choosing aides who fit precisely the very narrowest definition of loyal servant — rather than the more spacious concept. The wxsrst thing about this, in the view of my Republican source, is that the President's staff people, by and Urge, have given loyally a kind of in-breeding quality by reinforcing hii weaknesses instead of seeking to compensate for them White House dealings with Congress illustrate The bitter confrontations ol 1973 only highlight a history of bad relations which goes hack to the start of the Nixon JIM BISHOP. REPORTER era The rSvudrnt does m>t feel easy in human contacts with the lawmaker*, Increasingly, he has ignored them. comforting himself with the hardening judgment that generally they are i«ep» and diMix- lined to use their power Disrespect has graded into contempt Says my source: "In this situation, staff people *hould move to (ill the gap. to cultivate Congress am! offset his performance Instead, they have behaved worse than he " The Mine damage shows in the President's link* u> the bureaucracy 1 aslirti a man «ilh steady cooUct* i« !wt> major agencies how they vwrweU the Watergate mess &ikl hr "The one* I talk to think it cwldn't happen ii> a nicer bunch of guys " ThU, again, is the rrsfww* o( in- dnkhwls affronted by the Kird Imidintf loyalists m Mr Ni.\«j'x White Hows*. Kvery rtw»i prvskJrnt ha.» (fit frustration at the jIUcul sloww*s o! the bureaucracy m resjwftdipg to hi* thrust* of policy Scholars like Thomai Crwun art- attending to thus legiiinute difficulty But none think* the way t« move the glacier » to im ite the bureaucrats" txwtililv Mr Niton'* ploy of with rv While House b>aittt* MTTOU ,« tx»d chotce Ttwy striW ttinfaucrats not *» persuasive amhjvudor* for ha plu». but as rigid enforcer* So. owe more. 3$ with I'ongrva.'k jrsj sureh thr press, the lYesident u *fv\ jrsJ mrtdtww in thr fuittr oi \->\.\ll\ wtuit he ^JujuU! N- sauntered jssd olfwl lur hi-% tn*n £«:*! Not much money in mail-order policies Anyone with a litlie urot to read the Coctgresiooal R«ord of a y«r ago will find that the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee, accompanied by trumpet blast* and drum roils, held hearings into the Mailorder Health Insurance business ~ and accotnpluhcd nothing HV^biD^dax a fearkss investigation. But. tike the probes of state health insurance departments, it did UtUc to tighten the regulatory laws go^-erninj; those who make a profit from misery Lei me point out that the Senate was not gunning for the big group plan operators — Mutual of Omaha. Aetna, Blue Cross After studying the •work of the committee it is duubtful that they were gunning for anyone. PAY FOR P.MS They »ere looking at insurance compamcs who entice you with those lovely advertisements in magazines and newspapers. You know, the ones with the big type: "Cp (o f 1.900 Cash a Month Each and Every Month'" "Gel up to II.OB a Month Extra Ca*h Whenever You're Laid Up in the Hospital for a Covered Accident or Illness." The oldest >oke in the insurance business is "Thank God. nobody reads the policy." The lawyers who draw them up make wire that the phrasing U so obtuse. M nebulous, that other lawyers would have trouble deciphering what they mean A few months ago, my uster m-Law Anna went to the hospital with chest pains. Intensive care cost $100 a day. Her policy- paid $12 a day Last year I had a spiiwil disk operation. Tbe surgeon charged $1.280 Blue Cross said his wort was worth $375. (leariy, there is a double fault m health insurance U) No nutter what your policy pays, the doctors and the bc*p<ui* *iil charge more. t2>. Mail-order insurance, in niaay instances, is a smooth iwtndk. It should be understood that practically ail policies have a two-)ear c«i(e*tabilily clause. This lat-an* that if you should become ill before two years erf premiums have been paid, the company may insist thai you bad this if toe*i before you bought the policy. Ergo; it pays nothing and cancels your insurance. Quite often, if you insist that the onset of iiiom occurred after you bought the policy, the insurance company, armed with secret of irulltoos of dollars in premiums, will dff y you to uxe ft i ami prme i! Consumer HcporU dsd sotnr rwearvh or, the mjilwrder business awl ili;w<rA.er«! that those btg prom»*» of "I p so ll.aw J Month Cash Each awl Every Month" ««• hard to com* by MJBV of these l» or to compaoaes ir^ut ihJl >ou mint tw ID ttx bespiU! {«• a month - » tlayi ..... bwitare you can collect thai amount. Only one per cent of *tck ptrfxynokfcr* received payment* o/ $3*) or mere Ow ctxnpany's average payment for the hcsp<t4l»ed caroe to ttS Vou s«r. the average hcspiU! *Say w not SJ day* - U'* eight. And right divi m jny i!l met You lose over $»:« MnMie-agicd peopl* are the most prvttitc sucier* They hu«e Blue Cross. Irt u* wj, i«i they *-*nt supplemental coverage l*ntnnumt »sl! OE» $130 3 ;ear for a man. and 113) mare for hi* *i/e That, for a rrtiree. w a krf frf money, in addition to what he B already BERBY'S WORLD (, WIVi HU, lot YOU TALK AlOUT ANYTHING iUT "Hey! Can't You Read?" Tilt: Comment and Opinion * . Tf 1M t*rid»y,J«Mf I. te*«*M»@g8m^^ ANDERSON MEKRY<X>*OUNO Sen. Cotton blocks CAB Board nominee wxsiiiN<rn>N ft» Un-n »dft*»J Muni); Ih4t H» . lt» vjcdm> un liar t'5«U A •-1*4** 4 fcmr. wfeJif twafil , i j> l-,<«<tfttf Mirtft Slat .' BUS/NESS MIRROR Instability stalks bogged down market ttj J<»H\CT.NMF»' VI* Hi*«i»*-t« \njt»^4 YORK \f' lfo«a(«J their (tittnorj. the -itixk _mjf*H fciifcj wanly !i^<: 4 tuftt* f»Ai-^ ixrf it* ) tn c«fa.!>i-i m tr.srxsjri i:viSturjH» hnant'uUy In K«1 iiitur irfwif*. ta f.jv l"h».-4^o. ir:- !EJ? !e*<r{ nt ».'r B IJ^BT. !Nrm;«ei»r<« 4:! cjn ijtj n ctscttrmpUtr then <>•*'.: ie. uft»tibV fSjtf •,>< jjfain -wfci!* Aral ions; iVOyrij the c»ctr»l us ••till year Anrj 48 to wvfel (i* more than $.V . frceftilj hrfci* f!»>.*»,») "Even had. or thr Trie best sucker id i* the one ifut iisurw you thj! t: tin's necesasdry la a medical ruminaliioo (The cootesubility cUuse itill *ork* m f4*or at the house ) Or* company tn*d to trap the unwary with this "What about '(ice existing* conditions'* Even lh»e *re covered when basfxtjhrjtaxi U-gira two years or more after proteciwo TIIKGl'U.KtH5«H*K Another one trumpeted SKkne&ses >ou have prrviouii) have right no-*, will be covered after policy u in force lor orsfy Iwo jear* " Insurance Departments are burdened with reams erf corapUmU from (he gullible viho think that a mail-order company is going Jo pay 11.000 a month - if necesJwry. forever. All cum panics sue giaii la get you/ business, happy to accept you <u a steady payer of premiums As N J Slate Insurance Commissioner K C McOonough [Kunlt out: "It uould appear thai almost all sicknesses are considered to be pre-extsluig. regardks* (4 the knowledge of the iosurtd or the actiui medical hislory In other -*c*d;» the companies adopt a lough claims altitude/ They lake your money cheerfully, they fight your claim to make them pay The only way in which you can beat the odds is to coosult a licensed utsurace broker 4tnd wy: "Here'* my situation How can I protect myself reasonably''" telling 'or !**« Prwes •>< contiderrd r*»ftisijl. to -*ru>! MXW Ofokcn frrt jrr IJxsr ow». iral Kill l.hf tvtlatr.ft\ remain uncrictted Thf m«ifkr« *iT/ rtghf <J«-fX»4;ft wv <4 HAL BOYLE'S PEOPLE A »t«n*»lsi/nil j , Ibc tVi Whit Listening Tired of being called male chauvinist pig Voice of the People Y«>HK -Al' MJ>|«- I m .1 n.-ti- pig \!j>Uc I'm MX pig But whether or w>< I am, I m lirttJ U-ing called one b> * lot »f »lrwi<ro! Muin who ought to be If/mtl into the* 'r/»n | as common scohU A M <jf men 1 kntr* arr aba g annoyed by beir.g dencvnc'.-d as pigs by t park of K-(tui«- who •*u<j!dn't br pkaved !.> A man if he »err a cross t*t»r*n Sir tiaUhad and Si Kranm EU-cauvr of a courtesy to Ihr fair :.ri. learned at my moihcr's knee thr Iv-swn WAS applied »ilh the b^rk end <4 A hairbrush f *ixj(dri'l refer to these shrew tth ladtes j» female chauvinist pig« But lenuilc tht-y are - and (hey are The dictionary chauvinism as "undue pdrtulily or attachment to «n ideal ur citw ' I submit that a majority of the *»iiu-(j of America lid-rowh e* recogniM- Uul su/isf of tht-wr apmUes and their claim* are ridiculous, hysterical «od downright laughable Sunir of these female chauvmeiU seem l-j want nut equality with men but outright war U-twwn tin- icxt* I don't think the ordinary American woman want* to be without a nun ur. having him. (o make a war U-Uttn them The goal U one d mutual dfftxiiwi and respect • iwd tut But *hal i* puuluig to numt men is A <KW type of hybrid Icnuile emerging Irwn the wwrit-n's llbeiattoo movement She u the type who wants to enact from a mao the gaUantrk* of the put but at the same time insist >*> her rigiit to willi him wi full) tqual unim in H»- Neil died (or tremendous '/ Irwn him jfar f»j»trt» him a* ihr) rtitrr (Jw iXIxr t Ut hrr rji!eT th* eievainr (srnt !,«'! hrr gr-t out of the rlrvatnr iH'irr t« ficr during «f( Watfh hrf fUuf.1 vtn in a **) h*; CJH t Ijfi hrr havr th* ftr»! r^b he f *n h^ii on * rainy <taj. if they J*j*e !h* <^dcr At th* Mine time Ijght her rigarctirs at offic* functun* Itrjfh trx the ub (if»t if thry have a To TV Thu U-tSntr « *in< '.a DM fj»<1 tlat I in the to iB TV end tint *U tlw YCT. the is «o«win ro? t* (run Kvrn thiAigh »lve it 4ftrr hu very brMd *i*J F« can I trrai Her a* a rival .* i» forced w> him t>> every (r j.li'ivo i»( (he (wit Wh.it CAR 4 in jr. (to tn (!<-j| with lr« hj-.T wrv r«i «tth Nnl for th* pint iy»n (tncrill) ai a " very [*o<»a*til m the art «4 th* fr* M » wj Uwn I«KTM , u( »Miun he rur* often t'f-wy yj-jr' mare I cstnnvmd h** ritarU highly tin lha Eveo tf the i* trying to uke bi» ow» THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS (JIM ».«» Cfc-«t< » »».W. I..MI. H v. w »• «« r «fc»i r «.«*« Ui «.-... *»») utl *M«I; »* i w«fe • l«r fail to . „ — -«—T,. N«( 4 ndh»» commit lt« pul ifilw^ honnl At thr hrfpiuuAjg of tht S«s»tan when Ntti »tr* tinc«r« m UVif tflwU fe do tr* bral »j* jpfxiinttd chairman -sf Jofc pcaalbto far »U »us« *««•*» «^j A$^ro(»fwlrtw». th«r« «ia> ww>« dwjt* M oiiptojw* bm at Ow MRM> tw»« lo to *lwil kind 'A t chairman he woukl make i«alotti); guard the <««»»f al K'x On Uu.i, the U»l day of the K«fuUi S*-ii«;ort | can »Murr you that <kuM hit l*fn cumplcicly removed Neil ( akh«f U hat ru*n t« the occasum in d mm»l rutnm«n4at»ic inanwr He laid out a piactkal (dan lo» bearwg »U ttatc dcpitrtmcnU am) »g«icw». h« Uudtcd iheir need* in advanc* and offered Thanks for a generous response To The Kacta *» i u. a ,_ / .... -.isrsc'^st-s; sri-S*? 51 *' nevncuwf and U» the many, uuinv uuili- f•,«.».. u.i.n y- .^^^^ p*M**» cw. v ,. • toT^MdHl M g«W««J, TT S^T^Il^^ji'^^J \ The conuibultew c OB a*»l«4 "rt ISSiu^'rli to*°tte |1 \^S a J!S m«di«ii«, loud, «toU»ing ««! IIMM; w« Aiiwr«4fl UtOfat?* iL? v ** to * m *» e h*d KI many more baxca than «* Uad C!SS££rR:J£ttC JSLSlltl,'' "• •*" JT^'T-* "•"'"•'•'' £ •^r»«2t,^js i

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