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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 8

Des Moines, Iowa
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Saturday, May 9, 1970
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l- Pathologist Monopoly of Labs Raked ty Jerry Hospital patients J^y. higher- than-necessary costs for laboratory services because pathologists have monopoly control over such laboratories, the \ p resident of the American Society of Medical Technologists said here Friday. Roma E. Brown of Omaha, Neb., said pathologists collect a consultation fee even when all the work is done 'by technologists and attending physicians, ' "The consultation fee is built into every test," she said in an interview. She said the monopoly keeps wasteful duplicate facilities in operation. Was Fired Miss Brown has attracted national attention with statements about costly physicians' practices. She was fired in March as laboratory co-ordina- tor at Bishop Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, after giving testimony to a tJ.S; Senate anti-trust subcommittee. Miss Brown said the Senate subcommittee is investigating her dismissal, effective June 15, for possible "intimidation." She said she has appealed the firing to the three-man partnership of pathologists that operates the laboratory under a contract with the hospital. Miss Brown, 41, was in Des Moines to, speak at the annual meeting of the Iowa Society of Medical Technologists at Hotel Kirkwood. Miss Brown said in an Interview the monopoly persists even though the College of American Pathologists has "signed a consent agreement iiT a federal anti-trust ' Registration Told The 'agreement provided that pathologists and other medical groups would no longer conspire to prevent non-physicians from operating medical laboratories. Miss Brown said a "pathologist-controlled national agency for certifying medical technologists sent out annual registration forms and collected $4 fees even though it is unneces- AarxJor Jechnologist to re-register annually. She said 35,000 persons paid the fee. Registration, she said, includes signing a pledge to follow "standards of conduct" that lay in effect: "I'm working only for a pathologist. I'm . not running my own lab." "It pledges us to monppoly," she said. Miss Brown said technologists across the country re-registered rather than risk losing their jobs. She said unregistered technologists also are paid less than those who submit to "total subjugation" to the pathologists. EVES TRADE FAIR BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA (REUTERS) - China may reopen its pavilion at the annual International Trade Fair at Zagreb, Yugoslavia next year, the Yugoslav news agency Tan- jug reported Friday. Remarkable Remarks .•Bill Movers, Newsday publisher and former .pre§ldential press secretary, commenting ifi Houston,Teir./ta Vice-president Spiro Agnew's criticism of Hie press, said: "1 think the vice-president's motives were political. His matt mission ifi life trndonbt* edly is to counter the Wallace movement and make Republicans ont of all those people who are for Wallace. One technique is to attack the press. He was inaccurate in his charge. He attacked what television does best, news and public affairs, and had nothing to say about the endless procession of mediocrity that television offers in the entertainment field." I ILL MOVERS • Betty Freidan, founder of the National Organization for Women's Rights (NOW) told Congress: ' . "We are going to track yon down in your offices, on the beaches, in the mountains until a constitutional amendment aimed at equality for women is passed." Blackmun Ruling Assails Student Defiance, Rioting WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Judge Harry A. Blackmun, whpse nomination to the Supreme Court is to be taken up Monday by the Senate, has writtenthatjUsruptiye campus tactics might be "expected of a spoiled child but not of a college student. An opinion written last -year RUSSIAN SHIPS IN CARIBBEAN SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP)'.Three Soviet navy ships sailed into the Caribbean Sea on an unRhovm;ftiission Friday, and the U.S. Navy -dispatched a guided missile destroyer to keep them under surveillance. A Mavyi spokesman at the tenth Naval District in San Juan said the Dahlgren, a destroyer with a speed of 34 knots, was maintaining visual contact with the Soviet vessels two conventionally powered submarines and a submarine tender. Three-other-Soviet ships — a guided missile destroyer, a guided missile cruiser and an oiler — also were headed for Caribbean waters about 250 miles behind the-first group. ~Tfie submarines and their HARRY A. BLACKMUN by the 61'year-old Rochester, Minm, judge was quoted approvingly by Senator Robert C . B y r d , (Dem., W. Va.) Friday in a statement supplementing a Senate Judici ary Committee report urging B 1 a c kmun's confirmation. Black mun wrote the decision for the Eighth U.S. Circuit CourJ of Appeals. The court-^upheld the dismissal--oT a suit brought bv,two"Central Missouri SJateTtollege students for re-admission after they had been suspended for taking part in a demonstration that disrupted, activities at the college. "College attendance^ whether it be a right or a privilege, very definitely entails responsibility," Blackmun wrote. "This is fundamental. It rests upon the,fact that the student is approaching maturity... "He already knows, or should know, that destruction of property, threats to others, frightening passersby, and intrusions upon their "fights of" travel are unacceptable, if -not illegal, and are not worthy of one who would pursue knowledge at the college level." Blackmun said the two students, who sued for re-admission to the college under federal civil rights statutes, were no longer children. "Their days of, accomplishing ends and status by force are at an end," his opinion said. "It was time they assumed at least the outward appearance of adulthood and of manhood. The jnass denial of the rights of others is irresponsible and childish." After referring to defiance of college authority, gutter abuse of an official, disturbance of the peace and/de^ struction of properiyr'Black- mun said "one-inight expect this from tfie spoiled child of tender years" but not from a college student "who, in theory, is close to being 'grown up.' " In quoting from the decision, Byrd said that "Judge Plack- mun correctly stated the right and responsibilities of students under our constitutional form of government." "In these trying times," Byrd added, "all of us would do well to be guided by these principles." Byrd, a Judiciary Committee member who joined in its 17-0 vote approving Blackmun's" nomination, said he wrote his separate views to serve notice that all nominees to the Supreme Court can expect to ly^-y^F-jy^i^L-Eyi^B^y as well as their financial transactions more closely scrutinized in the future. tender sailed through the Mona Passage that separates Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. ..The. Navy spokesman said there is no clear idea a^ to where the Soviet ^vessels are Beaded; The Mona provides the most direct Mite between the Atlantic and the coast of South America. The spokesman recalled, however, that last July a niffe-veS- sel Soviet flotilla went through the Mona Passage 6n a goodwill voyage to Cuba in connection with the tenth anniversary celebration of Fidel Castro's. revolution. A Navy statement said that, "although the intentions of the group are unknown r activity in the Caribbean is not unprecedented." ATsltnilar Soviet naval task force conducted operations in the area last summer and there recently have been flights of Soviet long-range reconnaissance planet to fromCoba. The statement said m the second; group of three, ships were a Kresta class guided missile efuiserV--* Kanin "class guided missile destroyer, and an oiler. It said the cfuiser and destroyer participated in Soviet world-wide naval efeTcjses. Oti the visit last year, the Soviet flotilla •- conducted ^ antisubmarine maneuvers in the Gulf of Mexico before returning home. "* ,i The Soviet Union announced lasit month the opening of naval maneuvers in the Atlantic, Pa^ otfic and adjoining seas. It called them the biggest naval exercises in Soviet history. ISRAELI CEREMONY Residents of Council Bluffs! and Sioux City will participate' in a celebration 'at Memorial Park in Omaha, Neb., Sunday to observe the twenty-second anniversary of the. State Of Israel. 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