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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 7

Des Moines, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 23, 1969
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WIREPHOTO.(AP) Battled Gales, Sharks Crossing Pacific Mrs. Sharon Sites Adams, 37-year-old housewife, is Hearing the end of her 6,000- mile voyage across the Pacific Ocean. Mrs. Adams, who sailed from Yokohama, Japan, May 12, will be the first woman to sail across the Pacific alone when she arrives Thursday in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Adams, of Marina del Key, Calif., is making the trip aboard her 31-foot ketch, Sea Sharp II. She is pictured before leaving on the voyage. ' A SMOKING AD WARNING DELAY WASHINGTON, D.Cf. (AP) Cigarette makers yielded to! government pressure Tuesday and agreed to stop advertising on radio and television by September, HtfO, IR ret*ra, they received an aiiorance that it* government will delay for two years any move to reqvlre that warnings about the health hatards of cigarettes accompany printed advertising. The tobacco industry offered to halt broadcast advertising any time after Dec. 31, if broadcasters will cancel current advertising contracts. The Federal Trade Commission responded with a call for safeguards against any massive shift of advertising budgets. A hastily drafted FTC statement assured the tobacco industry tnat W Ms broadcast advertising ends that agency will suspend until t >July, 1971, a plan to seek health warnings in other ads. Paul Rand Dixon, the FTC chairman, said after that two- year interval, his commission would examine the situation and report to Congress. He indicated that a key factor would be industry restraint in shifting its advertising budget from broadcast to print. The broadcast advertising budget — some $240 million — dwarfs the amounts spent on other media. Dixon said other forms of advertising totaled $72.2 million last year. Ray Tells Stand on Fee Probe MEDIC AID* Continued from Page One 20 per cent lower" in these instances. Dr. Hake conceded that the dentists in question might have selected a sample of Medicaid patients whose charges were all lower than average. "They did the selecting," he said. All the doctors checked in the two-day "peer review," Dr. Hake said, are practicing in '' h i g h-population centers^,' where poor patients with substantial dental needs are concentrated. He said $12,000 was high figure for a dentist to receive from Medicaid for a year. The Iowa average is probably $2,000 to $3,000, he said. Concerning a Department of Social Services report that one unldertMied Iowa dentist received $28,000 in 1968, Dr. Hake said actually two dentists are in the office involved although one signs all Medicaid claims, In the press conference, Dr. Hake said several dentists threatened to stop serving the poor "if they were going to be harassed." He later explained that meant the dentists resent recent publicity concerning Medicaid payments. Dr. Hake said, however, '.'no. dentist would ever refuse a patient for relief of pain or infection." Medicaid List Ready Aug. 8 Gov. Robert D. Ray's office said Tuesday afternoon "a complete and accurate" list of 1968 Medicaid payments to doctors and other professionals will be ready Aug. 8. State welfare officials don't plan to release the list on that day but will supply it to State Auditor Lloyd Smith. The auditor said Tuesday he will re- the medical services they receive. 11 Review, JJroup* Donald Taylor, executive vice- president of the Iowa Medical lease the information imme- rlUfolt, imr,« rn^ml I SOC'Cty. SBJd 82 dOCtOfS Will diately upon receipt. |serve on 11 peer review com-; Payments to doctors, drug-1 m j t tees around the state .Twelve gists, nursing homes and other! doctors have'accepted appoint- Medicaid "vendors" have been • ments to date, he said, in controversy several weeks 1 u was n(H clear what form since Social Services Gommis- the Medicaid payments list will take when it it finally is made sioncr Maurice Harmon turned i public. Available in Harmon's the information over to profes- i office now is a thick file of doc- sional groups but not to the tors' names, code numbers and auditor or the public. i individual payments by month , , . ,. . ! for 1968. Incomplete List | n ^ jnformation has becn ! Harmon said in a press con- separated by vendor — all the fercnce Tuesday morning the medical doctors on one list, all list at present is incomplete 1 the osteopaths on another and land inaccurate, and could bejso forth —and supplied to the 1 misconstrued to reflect unfa-1 professional groups. Deputy vorably on those who received Commissioner James R o w e n the money. ' said the department did not "We are not denying the; keep copies of these separated availability of these records toj'ists- the public," he said. "It's just • Develops Guidelines a matter that they're not avail- offidals sajd lhe nrigjna| .aDleJoday.— purpose in sending Uio lists to ; He said professional 'peer : pro f ess j ona i groups was to dc . | review" groups will examine j Ve | op -parameters" - de- jthe lists of payments and make | scr jb c d as guidelines or limits a report to the department by: _ by which payments and Sept. 1. treatments could be gauged Harmon said releasing the j T|)c parameteri , arc ,„ |hc list in its present ragged condition would jeopardize working relationships developed with some difficulty over the past several months. He referred to relationships with the Iowa Medical Society, Iowa Pharmaceutical Assn., Iowa Nursing Home Association and other such professional groups. process of being developed, said Dr. Elmer Smith, a physician who heads the depart- m e n t' s medical program. Eventually, he said, these guidelines will be programmed into a computed which will automatically call .attention to high charges or any questionable practices. Blue Cross-Blue Shield, which It was learned that the forth-i processes medicaid payments coming reviews will involve checking not only the vendors and their records but also consulting welfare recipients about under a contract with the state, has the computers. Dr. Smith said Blue Cross professionals will examine any D«t Mamas Register VVW, July 73, 1949 questionable items. These will be referred to peer review groups "if we feel something is wrong." The groups will "make recommendations back to the depart men!." Taylor of the Iowa Medical Society said any doctor who refuses to cooperate with a peer review investigation will be referred to the Department of Social Services. There has been no official indication what, if any, abuse of Medicaid has occurred in its two years of operation in Iowa. One authority in the Iowa program, who said he could not be quoted by name, said Blue Cross-Blue Shield notifies the department whenever questions arise concerning payments. ; "We find some that look real suspicious at the present time." said the source. "There has to be a little more documentation." Board Approves Zoning Change The Polk County Zoning Comi mission approved a petition • Tuesday eyenirtg to rezone a l commercial and residential ; area along Army Post Road next to DCS Moines' oast city i limits to light industrial. The request was made by John Naughton, who said the land wquld foe used for the Den- Tal-Ez Chair Manufacturing Co. The board denied a request |to zone a residential area just south east of the Firestone Plant to light commercial for storage by a fuel oil firm. Board members also discussed changes in the county zoning code that will require mobile home parks to provide more space for each unit. All commission recommendations must be acted upon finally by the board of supervisors. Woman N ears End to Solo Voyage Across the Pacific ® The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Flying a hot-pink genoa sail and with slightly more than 100 miles to go, 37-year-old Sharon^Sltes Adams Tuesday neared the end of her solo ocean voyage from Japan. Mrs. Adams, the first known woman to sail single- handed across the Pacific Ocean, was spotted in her 31- foot ketch early Tuesday by her husband, sailing instructor Al Adams, one mile at I sea northwest of Los Angeles. ' By noon she was almost five miles off the coast in Los An, r geles County and heading toward San Diego, where her 73 day voyage is expected to end Thursday. Husband in Boat 1 Adams, who was in a power boat that was accompanying the Sea Sharp II, gave this account: "She was very depressed and fatigued when we first found her. Her first words were, "I have been doing what you told me, trying to tack and hold my position.'" Playing a hunch, Adams had specified a rendezvous site to his wife over a local radio station that be thought she would be listening to. Sharon had just tuned into the program two minutes before the message was broadcast. "She was very lonely on the voyage and at first all she wanted to do was talk, talk, talk. She is elated now. washed her hair, put on face and is coming to life." Looked Thinner She her Adams said his thinner than her wife looked normal 108 pounds and had not slept in three days. Mrs. Adams lost the rotator to her taffrail log, which measures distance, to a shark. Despite this handicap to navigating, she was only 2Vi miles off her planned landfall. "This was a remarkable navigation feat," said Adams.who explained that his wife had to rely on celestial navigation. In 1965, Mrs. Adams, then unmarried, became the first woman to sail alone to Hawaii. POLK 4-H FAIR WINNERS TOLD Dairy cattle, rabbits, horses, market hogs and poultry winners have been selected at the Polk County 4-H Fair being held in Des Moines at the State Fairgrounds. Dairy champions: Holstein — Lee Schlenker, Ankeny; Jersey Rodney Miller, Des Moines. Champion dairy showman — Becky Stall, Ankeny. Rabbit champions: New Zealand — Joe Harding, Grimes; Californian — Maureen Disney, Ankeny; colored rabbit — John Harding, Grimes; best white fur — Kathy Van Horn, Johnston; best colored fur — Ron Gieske, Des Moines; champion meat pen — John Harding, Grimes- Horse champions: pony — Lori Stockton, Altoona; horse — Sherri Sorenson, Elkhart; champion horse showman — Rosely-Reinhart, Slater. Market hogs: grand chanr pion pig — Lynn Dippold, Slater; grand three hogs champion pen of Lynn Dippold, Slater; champion market litter — Chris Vandehaar, Altoona; champion showman — Tom Hay, Bondurant. Poultry: champion cockerel — Eugene Miller, Des Moines; champion pen — Mike Wolfe, Des Moines; champion production chickens — Andrew Eckles, Des.Moines; champion dozen eggs — Andrew Eckles, Des Moines. GoldaMcir to Visit U.S. in September WASHINGTON, D.C. (REUTERS) - The White House announced Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir will make an official visit to Washington Sept. 25 and 26. It will be her first meeting with President Nixon. State Board Elects Officers Mrs. Frank Nye of Cedar Rapids, wife of Cedar Rapids Gazette writer Frank Nye, Tuesday was elected chairman of the Higher Education Facilities Commission. The commission administers the state scholarship and tuition grant programs. Robert C. Williams of Des Moines was elected vice-chairman and Dr. Lloyd Watkins of Des Moines, secretary. Watkins is president of the Iowa Association of Private Colleges. Dr. Roy Wellborne is executive director of the commission. 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A*per4fceV at druggiat* «W. ~ YESTERDAY, AL (BABE) BISIGNANO, OWNER AND MANAGER OF BABE'S, 417 6TH AVENUE, DES MOINES, SPENT $10.44 ON GAS. Here's what he got for his money: 2 triple pizza ovens to bake pizzas for 18 hours 1 dishwasher boiler to boil water for 20 hours 3 gas lamps to decorate for 24 hours 1 "candy stove" to heat for 2 hours 1 steam oven to steam for 2 hours 2 steak broilers to broil for 18 hours 2 bakery ovens to bake for 5 hours ... and lots, lots more—all for $10.44. Know what else? In 1960, Babe would have paid $11.38-94 cents more-per day for the same amount of gas. It's a pretty big bargain, isn't it? YOU GET A LOT OF ENERGY FOR A PENNY FROM AND LIGHT COMPANY T

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