Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 27, 1977 · Page 11
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Tuesday, December 27. 1977 HOPF. (ARK i STAR SHOWBEAT Middlemen taking ni Dick Kleiner Omar Sharif heads for Israel By Dick Kleiner "HOLLYWOOD-(NEA >Anwar Sadat isn't the only Egyptian who can go to Israel. Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born star, tells me that in April he will make his first visit to Israel. There, he will appear in a movie with Michael Caine and Peter Ustinov. And he credits Egypt's President Sadat and his courageous diplomacy with the decision to go to Israel for that movie. "I have long wanted to go to Israel," Sharif says, "but I have been afraid. I mean, literally afraid for my life. Not from the Israelis, but from the extremist Arabs who would say that my going was a betrayal." Sharif says that he is still afraid of that, and is also afraid for Sadat for the same reason. He says that the Egyptian president was probably safer in Jerusalem that he is now in Cairo. Sharif thinks he is in extreme danger. "But when Sadat went," f.he actor says, "I decided that the time was good for me to go, top. If he could do it, I could do it. So I accepted the offer to go to Israel next spring, and I am looking forward to that visit very much." Sharif is Egyptian, but not Moslem — he comes from a Christian family, although today he is a self-proclaimed atheist. He has long been, of course, vitally interested in Middle Eastern politics, and his assessment of the current situation is interesting. He feels that the key to the Middle East is, as always, Egypt. If peace between Egypt and Israel is forthcoming, then, he says, there will be no more Middle Eastern war, because of Egypt's pre-eminence among Arab states. "Egyptians don't want war," he says, "and they never have. Egyptians are not warlike people. Through history, they have always been conquered and occupied, and they cannot fight. They much prefer to make love and to lie in the sun." Sharif currently lives in Paris, where he indulges his avocations — horse-racing (he says he has the top 2- year-old filly in Europe, Mother of Pearl) and an occasional spurt of bridge- playing, as he is one of the world's top-ranking players. He is also writing some now. With a French journalist, he has written his autobiography, "The Eternal Male," and he is currently considering writing a book on bridge- playing. And now, at 45, he says he has matured and changed Omar Sharif Congressiomf updcrf e Uniform doctors fees By REP. RAY THORNTQH 4th District Congressman The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare has recently changed to a new system of reimbursing Arkansas physicians for treatment of Medicare patients. There is now one scale of payment instead of five. Under the old HEW plan physicians in the more urban areas, such as Little Rock and Fort Smith, were given higher reimbursements than rural physicians who administered identical treatment. The old system was more complicated and discriminated against physicians practicing in the areas where they are most needed. I introduced a bill in November, 1975 to put Arkansas under a uniform fee system and testified before a House Ways and Means Subcommittee in a effort to bring the problem to the attention of the HEW officials. It was not easy to bring all affected parties together to implement the uniform fee plan. HEW contended that or< food dollar By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Government figures show that middlemen have increased their share of the consumer food dollar, particularly for such staple items as beef, pork and poultry. The Agriculture Department says that in November the so- called farnvto-retail spread of prices for selected market basket food increased 1.7 percent from October. Put another way, farmers in November received 38.5 cents of each $1 spent for food in retail stores, while middlemen got 61.5 cents. In October, farmers got 39 cents and middlemen 61 cents. The figures arc based on a 65-item list of food items which originate on U.S. farms. Seafood, imported products and meals eaten away from home are not included in the analysis. One of the long-time complaints of farmers is that consumers fall to understand fully that middlemen who transport, process and sen food after it leaves their farms accounts for most of the average family's grocery bill. When the middleman price spread is measured another way, the gap between fanners and consumers is even larger. For example: This year, according to department figures, consumers will spend an estimated $1W1 billion on farm-produced food. Of that, farmers are expected to get $56 billion and middlemen $124 billion. The expenditures are for all food pirc based in 1977, including items bought in retail grocery stores and meals eaten away from home. Thus, if n hypothetical basket of food could be put together and sold for $18 to reflect the total food spending of consumers this year, the farmers' share would be $5.60 and middlemen would get $12.40. On that basis, farmers this year are getting 31,1 cents of each $1 consumers spend on all food this year and middlemen 68.9 cents, compared to the 39 cent.-; and (M rents farmers ami middlemen got respoctively in November for the (vVjtem list of mnrke t bask e t f. rwories. Official? said that the difference is due primarily In the added costs of serving food eaten in restaurants. Meanwhile, the department's regular analysis of the 65-item marketbasket food list showed that retail beef prices edged higher last month to an average of almost $1.42 a pound, measured on an all-cut basis. That was up four-tenths of a cent from October. But the farm value of retail beef dropped to 83.4 cents a pound from 84.4 in October. That meant that the middleman's share Increased during the month to .S3.5 cents from 57.1 cent,* in October, according to the report. Farm value is not what farmers get for live cattle since it takes nearly 2.3 pounds of choice-grade steer to make one pound of supermarket beef. It is, however, the producer's share of what consumers pay for beef at store counters. The retail price of pork also rcpc to more than $1.27 a pound, a gain of six-tenths of a cent from October. The farm value was 70.3 cents, down from 72.7 in October, and the middleman share ruse io 57,2 cents from 54.2 cents. WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rural Electric Cooper- ative Association s;r crunch on world oil and r ; > -• serves "has ominous imp!; Uons" for agriculture arul •; ability of fanners to prHi. enough food In the. firf'irv Hobcrt D. Partridge, >M : manager of the n«.wu;v, said In the current i.vnu: of !!•. organta»tion's mngiulnc d there is n clear trend •< higher electricity use hy An-:' can farmers. Natural gas, oonl nn<! <•>>.', sources are used to gem••(.;electricity. Power sales by nw; nb* r; » electric systems insi yew i;i<• 9 percent, compared wtih annual growth rate <f aiout percent for the electric tit Hi- industry as a whole, he :vU<i and, finally, finding some peace in his life. "For so many years," he says, "I was restless and always striving for something — bigger parts, more money, always looking for I don't know what. But no more. "Now I have reached an age where I have realized that there is something more important than bigger parts. Many things, as a matter of fact. My son. Companionship. Roots of a sort." And that is what he has found in Paris. His son, Tarek, now 20, is his best friend, he says. The two often double-date now. Tarek is studying law in London — "but he really wants to be an actor, and is only studying law because his girl friend is in law school with him." As for his desire for companionship, he says he doubts if it will culminate in marriage. "A man my age," he says, "becomes more and more set in his ways, and a wife would have to fit in to my existing habits — and I would have to fit in to her existing habits. Such a thing is hard to find." He says he doesn't work too much any more, just doing things — like the forthcoming film in Israel — that intrigue him. He also says he has an ulcer, but that doesn't slow him down at all. He still smokes four packs of cigarettes a day, drinks pots of coffee and eats rich food because that is anbther of his hobbies. "Every three years or so," he says, "the ulcer acts up — and then I cure it by thinking it away. Ulcers are psychosomatic, you know, and I can will myself to be calm and thus control the acid the brain produces." He may need all the self- calm he can will himself when he goes to Israel next April. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Fatality toll lower this year By The Associated Press Traffic accidents over the three-day Christmas holiday claimed 364 lives — a toll below pre-holiday estimates and last year's three-day Christmas total. WE ilVE urban physicians had higher operating costs and for this reason, supported the old plan that had Arkansas split up into ' five regions with varying reimbursement rates. However, working with the members of the Arkansas Medical Society, the Arkansas Comprehensive Health Planning Council, the state legislature, and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield which is the Medicare "Carrier" of the state, the idea behind my legislation was put into effect. All members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation were active in supoort of the proposal. Arkansas is now under a single fee system. I believe this will encourage young doctors to locate in rural areas where they are needed instead of staying in urban areas. If you have any questions concerning Medicare, uniform doctors fees or anything else I can help with, please write to me. My address is Rep. Ray Thornton, 1114 Longworth Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Roy the oil New Series M o» awn -' oomcfonxk ^f fm niUMWC OMJFO« 0»DIFO« OWfO« ^^ Will! • Of hHWJ 11*. iM I Mm *«, II rtm,Mi i.ow.00 i? tnjtt h i IMII N i Km n i now in 0.174 ti U7I hi Ml* h I looo M' uts ti tm ti i "' >i <.tn t4« I.SB ti m t> i «i t\ IM UK 711 N n h I « II t.OO !t«M n) ti l< li I 7.! tl Mil "Of Kins M.7M MM n h i 4 n A* llm, t MY fk,d k A, B^r IM /Mlr^My /Vrt K)ff J*,l k«W » HiMml Tun, Sulk* Mtmi. Hittm HtitHffi ,tl Itnlm — THESE PRICES GOOD HON.. TUES, WED., DEC. 26-27 ; Armour Speedy Cut > BONELESS WE ilVE Hie National Safety Council estimated before the count began at 6 p.m. local time Friday that between 380 and 480 people might die in highway accidents before the holiday ended at midnight local time Monday. 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