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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Mod., July 8, 1971 HEATHCLIFF Consumer Ignorance Poses Threat to Protection Bill For Better Health The Country Doctor Is An Effective Teacher By Dr. S.L. Andelman Medical education has dis- covered a brand new and highly effective teacher the country doctor on his rounds. In establishing a new program to encourage more young doctors to go into family practice, the University of Washington at Seattle or- ganized clinical clerkships in which students serve six weeks with rural practitioners. The medical school found that not only do the students learn much about the practical, day- Dr. S.L. Andelman to-day aspects of treating pa- tients but they also often become interested in rural family practice and move into this field upon graduation. Report After three years of experience with the program, the university found that "carefully selected family physicians excel at teaching management of common clinical problems, doctor-pa- tient interaction, use of com- munity resources, perception of the demands made by a pa- tient's environment and prac- tice management." A report of the program appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Washington's program is set up in four states Washing- ton, Alaska, Montana and Idaho and is called WAMI. Sentence Woman For Leaving Baby To Die in Church PORTLAND (AP) A Portland woman accused of leaving her newborn daughter to die in a church has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Betty Lou Bobkiewicz. 33, originally charged with murder, was found guilty of abandonment and criminal non-support by the judge who tried the case. Mrs. Bobkiewicz had told police the baby was not fathered by her husband. She said she hid the pregnancy from him, gave birth in the bathroom of the couple's apartment, hid the infant in a shoulder bag and asked her husband to take her for a ride, during which she left the baby in the church. An autopsy showed that the baby, who died March 31 shortly after she was found in the rear of St. Mary's cathedral, had suffered a skull fracture and brain hemor- rhage. Judge John Heatty Mrs. Bobkiewicz of murder, saying experts failed to prove that she caused the baby's death. LAFF A DAY "Ms and Marry Ihoy waul lo come over In where the action The clerkships are in rural 01 small-town practices towns range in population from to Physicians participating ii: the program accept a yearly contract with the medica school and are considerei equal to the full-time faculty. Common Problems Practicing family physicians seem to be especially good at teaching students about the common clinical problems that are found more frequently in small-town doctors' offices than in the teaching hospitals and clinics. The family doctor is also more likely to under- stand the health implications of the demands of the patient's job or living circumstances. And he is great at teaching by example those skills he has learned more or less intui- tively. The program is also suc- cessful at encouraging young doctors to go into family prac- tice. Some 65% of those students or residents who took clerkships in family medicine in rural settings are now pur- suing family-practice training or are in rural general prac- tice. Seventeen percent are in other primary-care training medicine, pediatrics, emer- gency care. Dr. Andelman welcomes let- ters outlining problems he may discuss in future'columns. He regrets, however, he cannot personally answer mail. Write tn him in care of The Gazette. Burning Money Causes Pollution SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Federal Reserve bank's practice of burning worn-out currency violates anti-pollution standards and makes city of- ficials hot under the collar. But local pollution control officials say there's nothing they can do about it. The bank, located downtown, has been cited four times since April for excessive incinerator emissions. Pollution control authorities said the violations would normally have resulted in fines totaling but they have no jurisdiction over a federal agency. Bank officials said they have failed to find a replacement incinerator that would burn more efficiently, and with less smoke. As an interim measure, the bank plans to apply to regional anti-pollution authorities for an exemption from district rules. Philadelphia Museum Gets Art Collection PHILADELPHIA (AP) The state supreme court has awarded the entire art collection of the late real estate developer Albert Greenfield to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Museum director Evan Turner described the collccc- tion as "one of the most im- portant and generous gifts to the museum" in the last decade. It includes works by Paul Klee, Monet, Jackson Pollock, Willem Kooning, .loan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. (Ireenfield died in A realty company had held many of the valuable works until the supreme court ordered them turned over to the museum. ON THIS DATE in I (Mil, (ho government of Norway moved In London after days of fierce fighting against in- vaders in World war II. By Sylvia I'erter NKW YOItK Let's sav you receive in the mail an un- solicited free sample uf a new hair spray. For one reason or another, you consider the product dangerous, possibly containing substances which cuuld be poisonous lu uiur child, or which are explosive or which are suspected of being cancer-causing. You find nut your neighbors and probably hundreds of thousands of others also have received samples. To which federal agency du you complain1' Who has the time, money and inclination to take up your case'.' Why was the manufacturer permitted to circulate the samples in the first place.' Postal Service Should you call the I'. S. Postal Service, which super- vises products sent through the mails? Or the Food and Drug Administration which regulates and is supposed to ban dangerous cosmetics from the marketplace? Or should you contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission, because you believe the aerosol can its contents are un- safe? Or should it be the Federal Trade Commission, because you think this is a highly questionable method of sui h products tn an unwai v public.' Ti. inlii ri lit lit ii.> questions. You. America's in- dividual consumer, probably have only a faint if any idea of how to plead a con- sumer cause, small or large. before any regulatory agency in Uastimgioii. You almost surely wouldn't even if you could take the necessary weeks, months or even years to check into ail the possible regulatory agencies in determine which, if any, was ready tn move quickly to dis- mver whether or not the can of tuiirspray you received was in- deed dangerous and should be recalled at once Disorganized You do have an impressive and expanding army of spokesmen and women at- tempting to make your interests and demands known at various levels of govern- ment, in the various federal regulatory agencies, in the federal courts. But you are still utterly disorganized and un- dersupplied with the kind of information essential if you arc- to present your case with the appropriate money, time, manpower and womanpower before even a fraction of the agencies to which it should be submitted. Item: Your voice wasn't even heard when the Interstate Commerce Commission set freight rates on virgin iiiatenais U anspul led u> oui federally regulated railroads at ubuul half the rates char- geable for transporting used materials. Yet not only would an equitable freight pricing system be beneficial to our en- uroinm-nl by encouraging (rather than discouraging) recycling of scarce materials, but it would also tend lo lower prices on products made from the reused materials and minerals. Item: The FDA approved tin- use of DES (dielhylstil- besterol) as a "morning-after" birth control pill at a time when evidence was mounting that children of women who look during pregnancy may be more vulnerable to vaginal cancer than those who didn't. This agency did not even require warnings to women of this risk. Item: The Civil Aeronautics Board, which fixes air fares and routes, has been granting the airline industry fare raise- after fare raise and has eliminated many low-cost fare deals. "Nobody spoke for the con- sumer in these charges Sen. Moss one of the key senate sponsors of the 1974 Consumer Protec- tion Agency Act, now facing a bitter senate fight. "Nobody is Sylvia Porter WIN AT BRIDGE insisting on competitive air routes in places where there is no competition. Today you can't leave Salt 1-ake City on a flight going to the East Coast after p.m." Infuriating Examples On my desk as I type this art- dozens of other infuriating examples dramatizing why a new independent Federal Con- sumer Protection Agency has been proposed to be your first representative non-regulatory agency at the top levels of government. For obvious reasons, the new agency is opposed by a power- ful and well-organized array of industry trade associations and private business corporations. Lined up for the bill are vir- tually all major consumer pro- tection organizations including the Consumer Federation of America, Con- sumers Union, Ralph Nader's Congress Watch and the AFL-CIO, the United Auto Workers, the Sierra Club. This, the Ninety-third congress, is the third congress to debate enactment of a Consumer Pro- tection Agency; this is the second time the CPA has faced the threat of being filibustered to death (the first time in By Oswald James Jaccby Oswald: "One of the stan- dard defenses against artificial bids is the double to show that you have strength in that suit. This is a rather dangerous toy in tiiat there are occasions when it may boomerang against the user." Jim: "You must have been playing some rubber bridge lately. I'll bet you have some rubber bridge hand as an example." Oswald: "As a matter of fact, I have. I was playing at the Regency Club with John Rau, one of the great players of the Thirties. We played standard simple bidding so after I opened with a heart and raised NORTH (Dl 8 4 AJ52 V A8432 KJ 74 WEST EAST V 9 KQ.I 7 6 5 1095 12 463 QJ983 SOUTH T HI 1 AK Both N.T. NT Opening lead The bidding has been: 8 West North East South Pass You, South, hold: What do you do now9 two clubs. You intend to get to game or even slam. TODAY'S QUESTION You bid two clubs. West passes. Your partner bids two spades and East passes. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow spades, Johnny got right into Blackwood." Jim: "So when you bid five hearts to show two aces Kast had to open his mouth and cry 'double'. Then, when you bid six diamonds to show one king it was easy for Johnny to decide that it was the king of diamonds and bid the grand slam." Oswald: "The double was silly also. East should not ex- pect to collect any heart tricks against a spade contract so there was no reason for him to ask for a heart lead." ON THIS DATE in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous wel- come in New York as he re- turned from the peace conference at Versailles. SMULEKOFF Third Ave. at First St. S.E. In Downtown Cedar Rapids Open Tonite (Mon.) 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