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6 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Mondqy, July 1, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, A R K A N S A S Most State Medicaid Funds Spent On Nursing Home Care " ' LITTLE R O C K . ( A P ) -- Ar . , kansas is spending an in- .'brdinate amount of its Medicaid ·'"'funds on nursing home care in '., comparison with that spent for '.medical services, says Dr. Ro- .iger Bost, director of the De"' partment of Social and Rehabi- (. litative Services. ". Bost hopes that the legislature, meeting in a special session this week, will.approve a. proposal 'to expand the stale's Medicaid program and, there...by, deal with this problem. ; ' ' Gov. Dale Bumpers had /'.'asked the legislature to extend " -the program to the nonweUare ''!poor.at a cost of $5,278,000 in Council ; 'state funds. T h e Legislative amended the proposal to cover prescription costs, at an extra 'cost of about.$1.1 million, and -Ahigher.'-payments to nursing 'homes for Medicaid patients at '--a cost of $750,000. '-·;: Bost said Arkansas now r: spends about 52 per cent of its ··-'Medicaid' funds on. nursing "home care. That leaves 48 per cent of the- funds for medical -"Services. An SRS chart showed that Arkansas was expected to spend $37,839,157 on, nursing home care during fiscal 1974 compared with - $34,^88,707 on medical services. PROPER BALANCE If the expansion proposal approved, Bost said it would bring proper, "balance"' 1o the program by having Arkansas spend about 60 per cent of Us " Medicaid funds on medica "service and the. remainder ot ,., nursing home care. "I am not opposed to nursing wme care when it's needed," 3osl, a physician, said. He also said he hoped that such care vould be of optimum quality vhen needed. "But the slate needs to devote more of its efforts and 'unds into programs that would provide alternatives to lifetime liomes." he said. He explained, for example,, ,hat the slate could spend some j of its money in finding persons suffering from hypertension and then try lo keep these psr-j sons from suffering strokes one factor that often leads lo n u r s i n g h o m e i n - stitutionalization. "We might could prevent the need for some ot this nursing lome care if we could provide the right kind of medical serv- ces now for the people who need it," Bost said. Another SRS chart compared Arkansas' Medicaid spending in iscal 1973 with that of seven other places - Washington, D.C., Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Washington and Wisconsin. All trailed Ar ;ansas in the proportion of 'unds spent for nursing home care under the Medicaid pro:ram. The chart showed that Arkansas had spent 68 per cent of its funds that year on nursing home care compared with 5 per cent in Washington, B.C., 13 per cent, in Kentucky, 20 per cent in Minnesota, 5 per cent in Nebraska. 55 per cent in Oklahoma, 42 per cent in Washington and 53 per cent in Wiscon- East Coast Rocket Firings Probe Secrets Of Atmosphere WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. | Although weary from t h · (AP) -- Scientists say results of rocket firings that provided East Coast residents from the Carolinas to Connecticut with an early July 4 aerial display "·might change some old theories -about the earth's upper atmos- ; phere. Three of the rockets were touted by the space agency as active firing schedule in whic 54 rockets ranging from 4 t 25 feet were triggered at inter vals over a 24-hour period, re searchers made some prelim nary analyses. "We prises, have had admitled '"spectaculars" in brilliantly colored which chemical clouds utuld billow high above the earth. The first shots went and third of perfectly with 20-foot rockets knifing into the black sky and spitting pink, or- :-ange and. blue clouds that, were visible for miles. But the second of the three rockets failed after the firing of Us second stage boosters. A National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesman said some findings from the firings of rockets could be Philbrick, scientific some sui Dr. Rus coordinate for Project Aladdin. He sai "I'm not ready to talk about until we have time to do mor evaluation, but there wer some results we didn't antic announced today. Scientists said program results they would hoped allow them- to diagram 'the molecular structure of upper atmospheric levels. They said findings could aid in better radio communications and in planning for more stable satellite orbits. Private foundations, universities and several governments funded the project, the cost of which was not announced. He said it would take sever weeks to a month for eva uation of the data, adding th a comprehensive study ' COM take about 18 months. Despite what, Philbrick sa as the over-all success of - tl project, there were failures some rockets and scientists e Dressed concern over data lo Because of malfunctions. "We definitely did lose som valuable material with a coup of the vehicle failures that o curred," Philbrick said. "We have to work around it as be. re can." ' Forty-one of the rockets we listed as successes, eight partially successful and five failures. The firing of the rockets w Ralph Emery Is Veteran Country Broadcaster By JAY SHARBUTT NASHVILLE. Tenn. (AP) -Ralph Emery isn't exact y a household word in America, but to country music fans and stars alike this 41-year-old Tennes- seean is one of the most influential figures on the air 10- day. Widely respected on Music Row tor his knowledge of the country music scene, he's been a leading radio and TV person ality the last 17 years at station WSM, broadcast home of the Grand Ole Opry. A goateed, accentless native of McKwcn, 50 miles west of here, Emery's national fame among country muFic fans developed in the years he hosted "Opry Star Spotlight," an all- night radio show beamed over much of the U.S. by WSM's 50,000 clear-channel watts. But Emery, who left the show about two years ago, tends net to loaf on his laurels. He starts the day with a one-hour local TV show, complete with live music, at 6 a.rn Then he does a 9p-minute midday talk and music radio show, in which it's not uncommon for him to hold phone interviews with Donna Fargo, Minnie Pearl and the Grand Ole Opry's Bob Luman -- in the same day. Since 1969, he's also hosted a syndicated weekday radio show -- he estimates it plays 175 markets -- that rims an hour and features lengthy interviews with such top country stars as Anne Murray and Ferlin Husky. This month, he'll start taping a 30-minute syndicated TV show, "Pop Goes the Country," which he says will debut in September, have .three stars week arid "a little talk and lot of music." Emery grinned when a visitor suggested network country music shows always seem an awkward blend of big-city pop and down-home visions. "Well, the two leading mar kcts are New York and Los Angeles," he mused. "I think the networks try to make the shows compatible for them. billed as history's most co: prehensive effort to probe t secrets of the portion of t earth's atmosphere at the ve edge of space. Over 100 scientists from I United States, Canada, Ita Germany and Great Brita aided in the program. Dead After 2,000 Years ne of the world's oldest and argest Giant Sequoias, Which ell during the winter in Cal- ornla's Sierra National For- est, is Inspected by Ranger Sieve Beck (right) and an unidentified visitor. The giant was 240-fcet tall and an estimated 2,000 years, old. CAP Wirephoto) Weicker Issues Recommendations For Reform WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. owell P. Weicker, R-Conn., as recommended sweeping langes to combat polilica buses, including the nomi- ation of presidential candi ates though a direct nationa rimary, rather than party con enlions. In a final report on Water ate, Weicker, a member of th enate Watergate committee Iso urged a lega] ban on al orms of domestic electronic urveillance. And he called fo n elected rather than appoint d U.S. attorney general to hel ivorce the Justice Departmen rom politics. Many of the Connecticut Re publican's recommendation vould be more restrictive o ;ar-reaching than changes ex pected to be proposed by th ull committee when it issue ts own report July 8. In his 145-page report, leased - Saturday, Weicker con tended that President Nixo and his chief aides violated tl: Constitution · at least 170 time abusing every one of its princ 3al provisions. "Evidence presented to th committee can and will dempi stole every major substantiv iart of the Constitution wa violated, abused and unde mined during the Watergate p riod," he said. Poultry Princess LITTLE ROCK (AP) Christal Diane Phiffer, 20, Texarkana was crowned th 1974 Arkansas Poultry Prince Saturday night. The blue-eyed Miss Phiffer a sophomore at Texarkana Cc lege where she is majoring speech. Also Saturday night, Bever Starr of Nashville was nam the 1974 Arkansas Chick Cooking Queen. She won the tile with a dis called chicken imperial. Colson Cites Need Of Reform Rather Than Discipline Of Few WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fori e r presidential- counsel harles W. Colson says the Wa- ergate scandals have created n atmosphere of "revenge and atred" that focuses , emphasis n punishment of the criminals other than the need for politi- al reform. Preparing to enter federal rison next -Monday for a sen ence of at least one year for bstructing justice, Colson said lie chief lesson from Watergate ed the President during - the Wa ;ergate cover-up' period abou' the.possible involvement 'of !\vc high officials, John N. Mitchel and Jefo S. Magruder. · ' . ' : . ; . However, he refused to char acterize his statements as a contradiction of Nixon's claim that he didn't learn of high-lev el involvement until a Marcl 21, 1973 talk with John W.-Dean III. . . · ' . . · · "I'm going to leave the Judg ment on the President's con Tragedy Is No Stranger To King Family ATLANTA. 'Ga. CAP) -- A grieving Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., his shirt-sleeves stained with his wife's blood cried, "How much more can ] take? How much more can I take? · . "In some ways, it's worse t h a n ' the 'assassination," ;Saii the stocky, gray-haired minis ter about the slaying Sunday o his wife Alberta, 69, as she played the organ in'the Bbene z e r Baptist Church. . . . · ' He referred to the 1963 killing of his famed civil rights leadei con, Dr. Martin Luther King .Jr.. winner of the Nobel Peci i prize. Less than 16 months lal er. King, lost his younger, a n ' last son, A.D!, who drowheci i the swimming pool of his home King, 74. ; . was not prcaehin, at his Ebenezer church Sunda because he planned to .leav early to catch a plane for speaking engagement in Nev ark, N.J. . . . . Hours after the shooting, E he sat in his home near a large I brtrait of Martin, King said, I don't hate nobody. I'm ev- rybody's brother." Watching a television -newscast-'which reported he was un- .er. sedation at a hospital, King declared, "Oh no, I'm not!" A STRONG MAN "I think that typifies Daddy King," said the Rev. J. Randolph Taylor, a longtime friend if King's. "He's u; very .strong man." In a recent interview, King ,aid of . .his nine . fatherless jrandchildren, "I live [or them, I'm. the only man in their life." "It's going to shorten my days, but I have got to see my .jrandchildren through," he said. Four ot his 10 grandchildren are the children of Martin, fi are A.D.'s and one is the sun of lis only surviving child, Mrs, Isaac Farris .The mood in the King house hold Sunday night was quiet s the need for public financing I political campaigns. "So many abuses have been ·eveaied that if we continue ust to apply Band-Aids 'the latient's gonna die, the county's gonna hemmprrhage for this," Colson said in an interview. "We've got to get rid of he system of private finance." However, he said, the -need 'or reform has been obscured. "I just think there is a feeing in the country of a sort of revenge and hatred and a desire to punish, sort of, almost ike in Salem, when, you know if you picked a few people in the community and burned :hem that everybody else would be saved. , SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS ; "I mean I think. there's an a w f u l lot of self-righleousness Joing on righl now. An awful iot of people who have engaged in a lot of practices over the years and are now saying 'Look at those awful people who did this, 1 " Colson added. "And if we turn aside" from reforms in favor of punishment, "then we're going to lose sight of really what this whole thing is all about," he said. Colson was sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from a campaign which he said was repeatedly urged by President Nixon to smear Daniel Ellsberg. The one-time White House official confirmed he is willing to swear ihat he personally warn duct to the members of th H o u s e impeachment ' com mittee, the House and if, neces sary the Senalc," he said with at least 60 friends.payinf their respects. These included the wife of'Georgia's governor Mrs. Jimmy Carter,' and Ivai Allen III, son of the former mayor- or Atlanta. Isaac ·-Farris, one of twi grandsons - - w h o were in thi church when Mrs. King wa shot,- said, /"We thought everj body "loved- my grandmother Waiting Neighbors of Marcus. W.. Che- naiilt wait outside his Columbus, Ohio apartment while police search the two. room second floor unit. Chcimnlt is charged witli the shooting of Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. in Atlanta. -Columbus police say (hey found a worn Bible with "numerous passages" underlined in the apartment and took it along; with other evidence; (AP Wirephoto) Youths Terrorize MIAMI (AP) -- Aut :ay a bmd of biki youths is preying on citizens here, snatching and ulation. There were ;13: purse .snatchings on senior cit.i of town from June 1 to June 19, Even the people who trouble'were close to her." , thorities ic-riding senior · purses rly pop- ong-arm lior cit.i- i section June 19, o made «·." * , t D police say. Oflicers said seven rf them were made by juveniles riding bicycles. "I didn't have any broken bones but I was just about in a state of shock," said Paula Undo, 5C, a two-time victim. Daniel Shaw, 12, who carries groceries · for senior citizens and who says he has witnessed four such attacks, shook his head when asked i f - there was anything the elderly could do to protect themselves.. 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