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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10A The Cfdar Kapids Gazttte: Wtd.. Juat 12. Focus of Civil Rights Debafe May Shift to Health Service By E. Aldersn WASH1NOTON (UPI) The primary focus of civil rights debate or what's left of it in a nation fascinated by Water- gate and traumatized by infla- tion has been on the issue of education. On the level of grade and high school, the debate has been over such questions as busing and whether there is any measurable academic progress for black students being sent to integrated schools. On the college and university level, the debate has been over the affirmative action programs as a means of en- suring equality of access to higher education for blacks. Secondary Front But there are some blacks who are beginning to argue that the question of education is a secondary frcnt and that until a more primary Issue is resolved the problem of health care and delivery the quality of education will make little impact on black status. J. N. Gayles, professor of chemistry at Morehouse college, Atlanta, writes in the current issue of "The Black "To speak only about better schools for the masses of black children is to overlook the necessity of bringing into exis- tence healthy children who will remain healthy." Congress is holding hearings on proposals to overhaul health policies and the health delivery system. Advocates of the status quo argue that America has the Wlrephoto Off to Work j This window washer carries all his equipment with him on a motorbike. And that includes the bucket, brushes and ladders. He was motoring to a job down Miami's Biscayne boulevard. best doctors, hospitals, am nieutcai research facilities i the world. Critics point out tha the U. S. ranks 12th In life ex pectancy for women, 27th i life expectancy for men am 15th in infant mortality. It should come as no surpris that for blacks, such statistic are even more depressing. Mlntr Iniprtvraeit Says Gayles: "Whethe defined positively (the body mind and spirit functioning I optimum manner) or nega lively (the absence of disease; health for black people today i only a minor improvemen over the conditions unde which 30 to 50 percent of ou people died in the hoIJs o slave ships." Using government figures Gayles said infant death among blacks between 196 and 1966 occurred at a rat roughly twice that of whites. In terms of maternal mor tality, the situation is even worse, Gayles said. Befon World war II, black death rates from maternal mortality tend ed to be about double the rate of whites. he ad ded, "since 1955, death rates among black mothers have run about four times those of white mothers." Health care is closely con- nected with poverty and to the persistence of racism. Mothers' Illnesses "Fastened to the holds ol American racism and Gayles said, "black mothers at the moment of con- ception suffer from a host of illnesses which they pass on to their offspring. "Malnutrition is perhaps the most serious of these illnesses, and malnutrition has perhaps the most widespread damaging effects on the life of the black child." Malnutrition heightens the possibility of organic brain damage, retarded growth and learning and vulnerability to disease. "The Roman adage that a battle is won through the full stomachs of its iayles suggested, "should be replaced with a more sig- nificant and relevant state- ment of fact: life is won and earning is acquired when the stomach is full and the body nourished." The translation of that adage nto social policy could affect he health and lives of housands of children every fear. Coins To Aid 1976 Olympics Canada has launched an unprecedented program designed to make the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal self-sufficient. Special silver commemora- tive coins are being sold worldwide to finance the Olympic series with some 60 million pieces expected to generate an estimated 80 per- cent of the J310 million bill for the event. The remainder will come from the sale of special postage s'amps, a national lottery and merchandising tie-ins. MMY CLIPS byMortReecT A total of 28 silver coins will be issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in seven series of four coins each. The first series will bear a geographic theme dated 1973, and the six following designs relating to indigenous Canadian sports will be issued at four- to six- month intervals through the summer of 1976. The program calls for re- strictions on the quantities to be sold in each geographic region. Two coins in each series will have a face value of and two a face value of marking the first time Canada has struck silver coins in these denominations. Silver CHlcnt Kucli coin qualifies for the sterling silver designation under British standards which calls for a fine sliver content of 92.5 percent coin. Thus the coin contains 1.445 Troy ounces while the pieces consist of .723 Troy ounce of pure silver. Proof coins receive special attention in the minting process. Each is carefully selected from polished blanks and individually fed into a slow-moving press and double struck from limited life dies to insure the finest degree of de- tail. Proof coins are enclosed in individual capsules and packed in sets of four in a distinctive .case of native Canadian wood. Face Value Marketing plans for the United States have been es- tablished with sole distribution rights being awarded to Paramount International Coin Corp. of Englewood, Ohio. 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Interested readers may ob- tain order blanks for the first Canadian Olympic Proof Series by sending a stamped, self- addressed envelope to Olympic Coins, P. 0. Box 555, Wooster, Ohio. 44691. Hoffa Writing Autobiography WASHINGTON (AP) James Hoffa, In the midst of a battle lu regain the leadership of the Teamsters union, is writing his autobiography "to act the itxuiti btfataht." Hoffa said "so many mis- takes and lies" have been written about him uver the years that he decided to tell his own story. "The book is going to speak for saiil iiie former labor chieftain, who announced Monday that "Hoffa: The Real Story" will be published in November by Nash Publishing Corp. of IMS Angeles. Hoffa, who served nearly five years of a 13-year prison sen- tence for mail fraud and jury tampering convictions, said he has been using tape recorder to recall his experiences. The book will trace his life, the often stormy years as head of the Teamsters, prison con- dition1; w! Inliirf plnns. said. Italian Partisan Leader Is Dead JiOMK tore Troilo, who led central Italy's largest anti-Nazi par- tisan unit, the Mniclla brigade, during World war II. (lied at his home. Troilo, 76, served in early postwar years as prefect of Milan and Italian delegate the U. N. SMULEKOFFS 2'A acres of everything for ttio homi Third Avenue at First Street SE In Downtown Cedar Rapids Carpet Floor Open Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In Our Store Construction Delay Carpet Sale Due to Construction Delay Our Warehouse Is Full with All First Quality-All Famous Brand Carpeting. We Must Move It Out At Sale Prices To Make Room For Incoming Carpets Arriving Daily. Don't Now and Save Up to and More. We thought we'd have "just enough" now we're overloaded with beautiful carpeting! We have to move it out fast, more is on the way. So we're offering to you Carpeting at Give-Away Prices due to construction delay at Smulekoff's. 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