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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 13

Des Moines, Iowa
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-....- '•'..; • Vote to Establish Dental Care Insurance in By Jerry Szumski The Iowa Dental Association voted Tuesday to establish an insurance company providing ~~pre-paia dental care similar to the Blue Cross-Blue\Shield Coverage of hospital and doctor bills. The association's House of Delegates appropriated $5,000 tniincorporatc. the -eompany-as Delta Dental Service of Iowa, with association leaders 'on the board of directors. The action is a departure from a traditional preference of dentists for being paid directly by a patient. Delegates were told that without a dentist-controlled insurance company enormous amounts of future dental payments would likely be made through Blue Cross-Blue Shield, private companies or another state's dental service corporation. A Five-member committee headed by Dr. A. G. Kegler of Independence proposed the corporation, describing it as "the ideal mechanism" for administering government health programs, including those expected under national health insurance. The committee said the corporation would not harm private insurance companies but would "stimulate them to de- about six months to foffn the corporation and V'business will depend on national contracts, if they materialize. We're going to be in a position- to be ready." - . . • • The president-elect of the ADA, Dr. John M. Deincs of Seattle, Wash., said dentists will not raise fees when Insurance becomes available. unethical to raise any dental fees when the doctor knows an insurance plan covers the patient," he said in an interview. He also said service corporations "have guidelines built in to prevent -things"such as this." The House of Delegates voted down a proposal to expand the amount of work dental assistants are allowed to perform on patients. Opponents said the proposal was flawed by restricting assistant status to persons formally trained and certified by the State Board by Dentistry. Some doctors said they can do better than a school in training their assistants. Delegates also rejected a move to require a pledge to practice five years in Iowa as a prerequisite to receiving an interest-free dental student loan. E; Walker, of Sioux City, Dr. Eugene V. Walsh of Ames and Dr. Albert H. Singley of Fa'if- field. Dental Hygienists Elect Officers Mrs. Kay Mescher of Iowa City was elected president of 'AGEGAP'IN SPAIN POLITICS By Richard Mowref . (Soeclal Dispatch to The Register) MADRID, SPAIN - The build-up of pressures within the Franco_regifne to democratize SpaTn"Ts becoming a serious problem for the aging com* mander-in-chief's authoritarian state — so much so, in fact, that attempts to cover up widening the" Iowa Dental Hygienists' As- rifl « ancl^sJiiftingJoyaUksJiavi sociatkm—Tnes r H:>ecn~abandonecl. day at the Na-j One reason for this dramatic ttonal M o t o rj slate of affa}rs is Inn, Mrs. Joanne 0!Hara of Davenport is the new vice-presi- dentrand Mrs.- Sanita Mancuso ond most powerful fnan in the nation, Admiral.. Luis. Carrefb Slarico. The reply claimed that Spain had been "saved" during the civil war,. during 1936-39 which brought Franco to_-power. It wafned,that the foundations of Franco's regime rest on the ^principles ofHhe National Movement" which it termed "pernianent and unalterable." It also said that any group established outside the framework of the fullflg goveffe intent "will be- considered tile- , ,. . The association praised its re- vclop more competitive pro-j Urjng sccretar y ( 5 r . HakC) 66i fai til us. UAW Effort Officials said "37 states, have dental service corporations. Chief impetus is the United Auto Workers (UAW)__.Union plan to seek dental insurance as a national fringe benefit in forthcoming negotiations. Delegates were told UAW business would amount to more than $250 million nationally under the proposed contract. The state corporation, a non" profit entity; would supervise services given and fees charged by participating dentists. The Iowa unit will be linked to a surance company, Dental Service Plans Insurance, Inc., established in 1968 by the American Dental Association (ADA). National Pacts The Iowa delegates voted to invest $1,000 company. in the national Dr. Homer Hake, association secretary, said it will take who practiced 30 years in Reinbeck before joining the , association staff in 1958. Dr. Hake also has edited the group's monthly journal. Eighteen -dentists were presented-life-memberships-at a Tuesday night banquet at Hotel Savery. They are: Dr. Floyd W. Pillars of Des Moines, Dr. Harold L. Bagwell and Dr. Harvey F. Denison, both of Waterloo, Dr. Frank F. Benson of De Witt, Dr. Lawrence W. Bohenkamp of Mission Viejo, Calif., Dr. Clarence F. Carstcnsen of Waverly, Dr. Raymond E. Conwell of Iowa City, Dr. Rufus B. Galbraith of Marengo, Dr. Edward E. Hale of West Liberty. Also, Dr, Hallett J. Harris of ! Tipton, Dr. Dwight L. Ladenberger of Le Mars,_Dr. Merlyn A. Lewis of Williamsburg, Dr. Arthur C.;Naibert of Cedar Rapids, Dr. Creno A. .Shiley of Okoboji, Dr. Herbert H. Stafford of Donnelson, Dr. Harold manipulating molecules — either through the transfer RNA or "by the use of poteins that start the production of hemoglobin. The Team's Director team is headed Scientific Team on Verge Of New Era in Medicine • By Stuart Aucrbach '& The Washington Pdst WASHINGTON, D.C. - Scientists are on the verge of a new era in medicine—use of the genetic code to treat previously fatal inherited diseases. They are aiming at treatment of a form of Cooley's anemia. This disease involves defects in the manufacture of hemoglobin, the blood protein that carries oxygen. If sue cessful experiments on rabbit cells work in humans, this will be the first application of the genetic code for treatment of disease. ' Provide a Model It will provide a model for the genetic treatment of_a host of other diseases-involving, defects in the body's ability to make proteins. Doctors at the National Heart and Lung Institute in Bethesda, Md., recently reported their latest success— discovery of proteins that start manufacture of hemoglobin. Other experiments have shown that manipulating the amounts of different kinds of transfer ribonucleic acid (RNA) can control the rate that alpha ano* beta types of hemoglobin are produced in the blood. These two findings — solidly documented in animal cells — are the ways that medical scientists hope to treat a type of Cooley's anemia caused when the body fails to make enough beta hemoglobin. The disease generally attacks children of .Mediterranian or Oriental descent, and invariably kills them early in life. The only treatment available now is frequent transfusions of red blood cells. If the team's work on rabbit and human cells continues to prove successful, doctors hope to begin treating children in Washington hospitals soon by Dr. W. French Anderson, a biochemist and pediatrician_who worked until 2V'2 years ago in the National Institute of Health lab -of Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg. Nirenberg won the Nobel Prize two years ago for deciphering the genetic code — the body's chemical instructions that are passed through heredi- , ty Jrpm parent to offspring. Other members of Anderson's team are Drs. David A. Shaf- ritz, Jeffrey M. Gilbert and Philip M. Pritchard. They started their research using immature red blood cells from rabbits, which contain only the genetic translation machinery and , make only one product — hemoglobin. The scientists broke these cells down to their basic components. Through this, they discovered proteins that can start the manufacture of hemoglobin — previously unknown in anything but bacteria. From there, the scientists repeated the experiments in immature human blood cells. The ne.xt step is to look at Cooley's anemia cells in a test tube "and see if we can manipulate them the way we do the rabbits," said Anderson. "Then we will see if we can begin to help patients." _ of Des Moines the new treasurer. Trustees elected were Mrs. Linda Sturdevant and Mrs. Carolyn Blunos, both of Iowa City, and Mrs. Elizabeth Royar of Davenport. Mrs.. Jeanne Fox of Eugene, Ore., a second vice-president of MRS. SANITA MANCUSO MRS. JOANNE O'HARA the American Dental Hygienists Association, clinic will was a guest. A highlight today's forenoon session at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. IOWA SUPREME COURT RULINGS The Iowa Supreme Court handed down opinions Tuesday in these cases: Dei Moines county District Court — Archibald vs. Midwest Paper Stock Co., auto-truck collision, aftlrmed. Black Hawk — General Motors Acceptance Corp. vr. Keil, replevin action, at- firmed by reversing appellee's cross appeal. Clinton — Miller vs. Farmers Co-operative Co., appeal challenqlns court's lurls- dlction, reversed and remanded. Sac — Lundberq vs. Allan, alienation of affections, reversed and remanded. Winnethlek Wagner vs. Northeast Farm Service Co., gas explosion In home, reversed and remanded. Polk — State Vs. Tillev, forgery, affirmed. 7"Hirdln - state vs. Kimbalt,' false drawing and uttering of check, reversed and remanded. Franklin — Marshfield Homes, Inc. vs. Elehmeler, challenges court iurlsdlctlon, affirmed. -Dei Molnei Municipal court — state vs.Chrlstopher/ failure to leave name and address at accident scene, affirmed. Linn — Schmatt vs. Arenz, auto accident Iniuries, affirmed. Mitchell — North Western Railway Co. vs.- City ot Osage, action to quiet title, reversed and remanded. Des Moines — Tlemever vs. Mclntosh, auto accident Iniuries, affirmed. Polk — In re estate of Fisher, action to remove administrator of estate, reversed ind remanded. Winneshlek — Schneberger vs. Glenn, auto accident damage, affirmed. Black Hawk — state vs. Brotcn, manslaughter, affirmed, •*Scott — Stale vs. Essary, robbery with aqgravatlon, affirmed. Washington — Ke-Wash Co. vs. Staufler Chemical Co., crop damage from weed killer, affirmed In part; reversed In part. Lee — State vs. Horsey, drunken driving, appeal dismissed. Craw peal dl: ford — Huffman vs. Huffman, modification of divorce decree, affirmed. Wright — Kaduce vs. Kaduce, divorce, affirmed. Linn — Wilson vs. Paul, apartment fire damage, reversed and remanded. .oik — Darling vs. the Nlneteen-Eighty Corp., action to quiet tltto, affirmed. Story — H.U. MUnn Lumber Co. vs. City ..' Ames, special assessment, reversed'on plaintiff's appeal and remanded with in- When a storm is about to strike— The New Sound in Town warns you! of Ames, special assessment, reversed'pn plaintiff's structions. „. • Dubuque — State vs. Urbanek, motor vehicle accident damage to bridae,- affirmed. Decatur — stam vs. Cannon, aulo accident Iniuries, affirmed. Polk — McDonald vs.Welch, mechanic's lien, affirmed. Indians Condemn Cambodia Action NEW DELHI, INDIA (AP) Fifty members of Parliament, led by a member of Prime Min- isterjndira Gandhi's ruling Congress Party, called on the U.S. Embassy Tuesday and presented a note condemning American, involvement in .Cambodia. The note called for withdrawal of all U.S. forces in Indochina and added: "This outrageous act of the U.S. government has met with opposition from all freedonvloving peoples as well as the governments." The note was brought by representatives of. all India's major poliical parties except the right-wing Jana Sangh and Swatantra parties. / 20th Starfighter Crash in Germany FRITZLAR, WEST GERMANY (REUTERS)-The 120th Starfighter of the .West"German air force crashed in a forest near here Tuesday killing the fifty-sixth Starfighter pilot. now a NEWS ANALYSIS shaping is conspicuous generation .^^ gap in Spanish politics. Younger men are moving up who are more *"•"" concerned with Spin's future than Francisco Franco His Regime Softening with keeping alive the ideals that established ihe Franco regime 34 years ago. Another factor is Spain's gradual emergence from isolationism — Which has accelerated during the past decade. Add to this. the government's recognition of the need for Spain to integrate economically with western Europe — specifically with the Common Market democracies. • It is this final recognition that is fueling current agitation for change. Win Acceptance With an eye to winning acceptance abroad,* Franco, now ,77; had already softened some aspects of his regime. As a result press censorship today is more circumspectf The Cortes (for years a monolithic, rubber stamp parliament) no longer is the handpicked selection of "yes-men" it used to be. One-fifth of its 506 seats have been filled by direct popular elections. But instead of satisfying, Franco's concessions have stimulated appetites for more and faster reforms. A surge of arguments in favor- of Immediate democratic reforms erupted last month when a preferential trade agreement was reached between Spain and the European Economic Community (EEC). __ The reasoning waTThlt "this first step toward eventual integration with a "unified" Europe implied political evolution as well as purely economic adjustments. 8 Years After eight years of trying, Spain had indeed breached the Common Market. But the preferential trade agreement (yet to be ratified) is far short of the "associate" status originally sought by Spain. ' Moreover, the long negotiations which resulted in this minor penetration of the EEC revealed that Dutch and Belgian hostility to the Franco regime remains a serious political obstacle in the way of future progress. | Therefore, Spain's reformists | insist, ''democratization" is im- ! perative and must begin immediately. I Alberto Ballarin Marcial, one j of the deputies in the Cortes elected by popular vote, has a concept of "democratization" that is based on evolution over the next six years. First Phase The first phase would include selecjtiqn of mayor? by popular elections instead of the present government appointment. The second, phase would be more far-reaching: All the seats in the Cortes would be filled by popular elections and the right of employes to strike would be formally recognized. And in the Spanish press, there have been repeated references to existing conditions in the country -^particularly as contrasted with conditions elsewhere in Western Europe. ""the", national are "incapable of governing themselves." " 'Acid' Reply The article brought an acid, but unsigned, reply from a "high government official" — widely supposed to be the sec- __ thTFepIjTcontinued. "So what? It may be that one day it will not be different, because others wilHiave adopted our system. But,'"everi if not, our system is no stigma." LOVERS CORNERS? TOKYO; JAPAN (AP> - A university research group reports officials may have to set aside "lovers' corners" in pub-, lie parks to keep young people from offending others using the parks in "the proper manner." BACK PLAN TO BAN SEX BIAS also would insure that working women feceive equal pay with men in comparable jobs,' she said. .WASHINGTON, D.C.. ~ A constitutional" 1 a fh e n d m e n t, "wiping out the toany vestiges of ancient rules of law that treat women ^s inferiors," was endorsed here Tuesday by, the Iowa Governor's Commission on the Status of Women. The proposed afrieh d m e n t, which would prohibit federal, stale and local governments from discriminating on the basis of ,sex, is being considered by the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments. Mrs. Betty J. Durden, chairman of the Iowa commission, said in a statement submitted to the Senate panel that many states still have laws which discriminate against women. A constitutional amendment would eliminate such laws, and O.K. Bonds to Purchase School (Th* Router's Iowa News S«rv!e«) • MARSHALL-TOWN, IA. ±Voters in the Mafshalltown Community School District approved a $97jyQJLbpJifl-issua- jTfTiiesday to take over facilities of Lenihan High School; a. Catholic school which is closing this spring. The vote was 4,369 in favor of the bonds, to 639 against. The bonds will be used to buy the Lenihan High School building, the site* a convent and some school -equipment The high school building will be used as the public school district's third junior high and the convent is to be used for administrative offices. the flavorfilled bran flakes with the iron bonus traded a great deal of attention when it published an article by former ambassador to Washington „« Jose Maria de Areilza, in which he satirized the contention that Spaniards • if PUSBHK! The natural goodness of bran,-plus a bonus helping of the iron you need. Get it all in KelloggY 40% Bran Flakes. Crisp. Light. Flavorfilled. Try^em now and save 7o. 1OO% MINIMUM DAILY ADULT REQUIREMENT OF _ IRON/ , Rft sine DAUCI *&~ SEE SIDE PANEL ON! I LOR UIXT PUBCHASf OF A 06-02.) PACKAGE OF KEU^Q'S I.RON-FORTIFIED 40S BRAN FLAKES ?M^^ mailing couppns to: PERT. K., P. 0. BOX 1J72, CUNTON IOWA 52732 We will not honpr redemption througfi U»n»1«c««. 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