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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowoi Daily Newspaper Edittd for the Horn VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Pren TJUlUtf InterntHoatl Full Wire MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14 1941 TC Copy Thii of Two Oae HOME EDITION Nt 111 But secretary wont quit Reds apply pressure A threat I to health il j prog rams Costs must be controlled By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Rising hos pital costs pose a threat to voluntary health insurance plans such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield and encourage the out look for President Kennedys billion government health program In New York state where the Associated Hospital Service Blue Cross was granted a 3345 per cent rate increase last Nov 1 Republicans and Demo crats alike in the legislature are supporting a resolution call ing for a fullscale investiga tion of both plans IN MARYLAND a committee composed of the presidents of the Hospital Council the Mary land Hospital Service Blue and the Medical and Chiurgical Faculty have been putting into effect a reform plan aimed at eliminating hos pital abuses In New Jersey where Blue Shield is seeking a 24 per cent rate increase the chief actuary of the State De partment of Banking has sug gested that the medical plan encourages physicians to jack up their fees Similar developments in other states although not as drastic indicate a growing disenchant ment with voluntary health in surance plans as now operated The American Medical Associa tion showed its awareness of this by its recent Chicago meet ing with leaders of voluntary plans and the American Hos pital Association Part of the staggering in crease in hospital costs in re cent years far outstripping the general rise in the cost of living is directly attributable to the health insurance plans them selves which relieve the hos pitals of billcollecting an as sure a continuing source of in come Part arises from a con stantly expanding array of costly diagnostic and treatment procedures AND THE PUBLIC has come to demand that its hospitals have the comfort and attrac tiveness of hotels Hospital room rates in the past 20 years zoomed upward by more than 265 per cent But part of the rise is due as the New York State superin tendent of insurance pointed out last autumn to unnecessary hos pital costs And part of it must be put down to feepadding physicians inefficient admin istration and patients who seek hospital rest cures After the New York rate rise Blue Cross employes were given in salary increases and in Christmas bonuses A poll of 222 Maryland physi cians made public on last Aug 4 showed 1 77 per cent of them agreed that hospitals are used in an uneconomical or un necessary manner 2 75 per cent admitted that some doctors hospitalize patients who do not require hospitalization 3 61 per cent admitted unnecessary and prolonged hospitalization 58 per cent agreed that there are admissions for the doctors convenience only BLUE CROSS won a 223 per cent increase in New York in 1958 a 265 per cent rise in 1959 and a 3345 per cent rise in 1960 Even so the service has had to diginto accumulated surplus and reserves in each of the past five years Medical groups have been warning for years that if costs of voluntary health insurance outstrip the ability of the in sured to pay pressure for a compulsory plan will increase beyond stopping The Baltimore Sun recently quoted with agreement a US Public Health Service article saying that the survival of Blue Cross depends on whether costs tag bt controlled AP Photofax OBLIGING SHERIFF Sheriff Ray Hansen Hud son Wis pulls a suspect into view for cameramen after his arrest on suspicion of stealing a safe from a bowling alley at Menomonie Wis He identified him self as Leslie Branch 36 St Paul Minn Also brought to the county jail here was his suspected accomplice Orville Stephens 34 Minneapolis The two also are being quizzed about the fatal shooting of a Plainfield Iowa marshal N ews in a nu FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES tshell Criticizes DES MOINES Iowas educationallyowned television station WOITV Ames came under at tack in the Iowa House for carrying Woody Wood pecker instead of President Kennedys live news conference Wednesday night Rep William Denman DDes Moines asked what kind of distorted minds think its more important to broadcast Woody Wood pecker than the president of the United States Accident toll 93000 CHICAGO Ninetythree thousand persons were killed in accidents in the United States last year more than twothirds of them in traffic crashes and in the home the National Council said The number killed was the highest total since 1957 but the death rate was a record low The council estimated the economic loss at billion if JFKs warning applauded WASHINGTON Republican congressional leaders applauded President Kennedys warning against Soviet intervention in the Congo and said that firmness alone will solve that crisis The en dorsement was given by Senate GOP leader Everett M Dirksen 111 and House GOP leader Charles A Halleck Ind Mysterious shipment ELISABETHVILLE Stratocruiser freighter bearing a serial number but without other identification landed at Elisabethville Airport Wed nesday with a closely guarded cargo The U N claimed that the plane was carrying a crated French Mystere jet fighter for the Katanga air force Europeans beaten LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Twelve Europeans including a woman and a 5yearold child were seized and beaten by rebellious Lumumba soldiers in Kivu Province the United Nations reported The incident was another of the isolated outbreaks of violence clouding the atmosphere of the Congo following the death of exPremier Patrice Lumumba announced Monday Mercury due for downturn Another day of mild weather was on tap for Iowa Thursday but the Weather Bureau said emperatures would fall by Fri day Snow is expected to accom pany the cold wave in northern sections of the state Thursday night land Friday The mercury was to climb to around 60 degrees in the south east Thursday before the cold wave entered the state how ver Lows early Thursday ranged 23 degrees at Mason City and Cedar Rapids to 34 degrees at Council Bluffs JHighs Friday are expected to be mostly in the 20s and 30s Guinea attempts to sway AfroAsians FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES UNITED NATIONS N Y Guinea calling for secretarygeneral Dag Hammarskjolds resignation told the Security Council Thursday the United Nations must ihoose between Africa and its executioners Diallo Telli ambassador of the leftleaning West African Republic put formally before the 11nation council a demand for the resignation of Hammarskjold and his top aides and the removal of all U N experts from Guinea A similar message was received from Cuba supporting Russias demand for Hammarskjolds removal The debate proceeded under heavy police guard with the public barred from the council chamber as a result of Wednes days demonstrations Diallo said Africans will know how to react to the slaying of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba The executioners are their hands in Brussels London Paris New York and 2 killed in Grand Mound ane crash GRAND MOUND Two persons were killed Thursday when their light airplane plunged into a cornfield four miles north of this Clinton Coun ty town Firemen said papers on the victims listed their identities as H D Milstead and Ray Rails both of Omaha A spokesman for the Omaha Pump Supply Co said Halls 48 president of the firm had been flying back from Chicago with Milstead a plumbing and heating contractor The plane a Mooney Mark 20 crashed on the Reginald Mason farm The craft was a masso On the inside Editorials 4 Clear Lake News 7 Mason City News89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 101112 Sports 1314 North Iowa News 15 Comics 16 Eddie Fisher has emergency surgery LONDON UPDSinger Ed die Eisner flown in from Munich for an emergency ap pendicitis operation was re ported in very satisfactory condition at the London Clinic Thursday Fisher husband of movie star Elizabeth Taylor was on the operating table 30 minutes after he entered the hospital flames when firemen from Grand Mound arrived Firemen said one of the bodies was thrown 30 feet from the plane The other body was stil in the craft and was burned beyond recognition The Clinton Airport said heavy fog had reduced the ceiling in the area to about 300 feet Mason said he was just start ing out of his house when he heard a loud noise and saw the maroon trimmed silver plane flying at about 400 feet He said the pilot apparently tried to pull up and turn away but the craft nosed down and struck the ground Biochemical to file bankruptcy report claims SIOUX CITY W Northern Biochemical Corp of Sheldon in financial trouble since a S2 million Sheldon bank embezzle ment was uncovered plans to i 1 e bankruptcy Friday the Sioux City Journal says The newspaper said Thursday that plans for such action were made here Tuesday at a meet ing between U S District Judge Henry N Graven and Addison Kistle of Council Bluffs legal counsel for Northern Orville Ohel general manager and executive vice president of Northern declined comment on the report Thursday Elliott Roosevelt chief oper ating officer of the company called off a scheduled news conference for Thursday morn ing He left Sheldon for an un disclosed place Earlier this week Roosevelt said that North ern did not bankruptcy plan to declare elsewhere he said We sol emnly declare that they shall not escape scot free from the pitiless verdict of the Congolese eople Diallo spoke as three AFRO Asian countries prepared a res olution seeking to settle East West differences over Hammar skjold HAMMARSKJOLD had tht support of a majority of theU N Security Council for his de iance of Soviet demands for his dismissal The position of he African nations was likely to be crucial since Hammar skjold said he would resign only if that was the wish of the un committed nations a term generally applicable to the Asian and African members Six of the 11 council member backed up Hammarskjold Wed nesday when he told Soviet Dep uty Foreign Minister Valeria A Zorin be would not resign They were the United States Turkey Nationalist China France Chile and Britain Since any resolution need seven votes for adoption their stand doomed a Soviet resolu tion to have the council call for Hammarskjolds dismissal as a participant in and organizer of the killing of Patrice Lum umba deposed premier of the Congo ZORIN INTRODUCED the resolution Wednesday following up a statement by his govern ment that it would no longer recognize or deal with Ham marskjold as secretary gen eral because the Soviets said ic had Lumumbas blood on his lands The resolution also sought sanctions against Belgium the arrest of antiLumumba Con golese leaders disarming oi their troops ouster of all Bel gians from the Congo and the ending of U N operations in he chaotic African country within a month Leo Hoegh accepts Chicago firm job CHICAGO A Hoegh former U S Civil Defense ad ministrator Thursday was ap pointed executive vice president of the Wonder Building Corp of America Ihicago The firm constructs based in industrial uildings and steel fallout shel ers for families as well as for arms and industries Hoegh ormer governor of Iowa will be in charge of the companys shelter division STROKE IS FATAL WASHINGTON UPI Rep W F NorreUDArk a 22year rlouse veteran died of a stroke Wednesday in Walter Reed Army Hospital At rail crossing Death fakes holiday DECATUR III UPI A biby boy a speeding train Those tht tltmtnts that mtt Wtdntsday night at a railroad crossing near hart Evtlyn Jtan Moody htr eightmonthold ion Ttrry Lynn snug in his car seat btsidt htr suddenly looktd up horrified as htr car crosstd tht tracks Sht saw a train btaring down its whistle screaming Sht tritd to shift into second gtar But it was too latt Those first on tht scent found Mrs Moody bittding but alive and conscious Nearby was tht crushed wrtckaga of littlt Ttrrys canvas car stat It was empty One mile up the track tht train finally ground to a halt and chief brrttman A R Polk heard whimper from tht ditstl engine Polk invtstigattd and found tht baby wtdgtd between the futl tank and catwalk bruised dirtstreaked whimpering but uninjured ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Theyve been having dog trouble inDouglas County just outside the limtis of Omaha and after Mrs Carol Lamm right lost 12 pet chickens this is what happened Mrs Lamm and a AP Photofax neighbor Aletha Ferguson got their sleeping bags and rifles and camped out in the Lamm backyard in case the marauding animals returned Mrs Lamm killed a roving dog with her rifle Rep Edgington Sheffield Blames business reasons for scotching wait period DES MOINESKep Floyd P Edgington Thursday blamed business interests and sev eral state officials for killing his threedaywaiting period marriage bill in committee The House judiciary com mittee voted to indefinitely postpone consideration of Edgingtons bill Edgington has until Tuesday to try reviving the bill Edgington RSheffield said the committee members claimed there is no need for the waiting period I certainly disagree with them he said Edgington blamed attorneys for influenc ing committee members to kill the bill They get a little business out of this he said He also blamed some state officials for playing down the problem He said North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness windy little tempera ture change Thursday night and Friday Lows Thursday night 1522 Highs Friday 20 32 owa Considerable cloudiness through Friday with snow likely extreme south Friday Colder Thursday night and Friday Lows Thursday night near 15 northwest to the 20s southeast Highs Friday 1520 northwest to the 30s southeast Further snow likely Saturday Minnesota Light snow colder Highs Friday 1525 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 Thursday Maximum 36 Minimum 23 At 8 a m 27 YEARAGO Maximum Minimum 41 26 RAAB TO RESIGN VIENNA Austria W Chan ellor Julius Raab head of Aus rias coalition governments for he past eight years announced Thursday he will resign on April 11 SAME DATE1WOS4 Menu TrftU IXtlh la rait It Boiri one official in the depart ment of health doesnt think it is necessary Edgington now will try to get the House members to call the bill from the committee to the floor Under House rules if Edgington can get a majority of members to ap prove calling the bill to the floor the bill would be placed on the calendar for debate I think I might be able to do it he said He indicated however that his job will be difficult There are too many peo ple who want to make the or so that some of these peo ple bring in to get these quickie marriages Edging ton said MARION OLSON RMasod City said he was shocked by the committee s action It stunned many of us he said We felt there was a general feeling in favor of the bill It is so important But the mem bers of the committee did the job so fast we didnt even know it was being considered Olson said he felt one big objection to changing the law was the possible effect of low ering the number of mar riages at the Little Brown Church at Nashua A recent study made at New Hampton county seat for Chickasaw County w he r e Nashuabound couples must obtain their marriage li censes showed that a wait ing period might reduce the number of outofstate couples from 10 to 30 per cent A source in Des Moines who has talked to many of the leg islators said Thursday I cer tainly doubt the bill will go through He said there just isnt any enthusiasm in either house people arent concerned about the problem The same man said that if Edgington does succeed in getting it through the House I wouldnt expect it to pass in the Sen ate JOHNL MOWRY RMarsh alltown is chairman of the judiciary committee The av erage rate of marriages in 1959 in Marshall County was 68 marriages per 1000 popu lation The state average is 92 The only member of the committee representing a county with a definite mar riage mill business is John L Duffy DDubuque The rate in Dubuque County in 1959 was 199 The Cerro Gordo County rate is 288 The rate in Worth County is 848 and in Chicka saw is 854 Duffys colegislator in the House Thomas P OToole publicly stated he opposed changing Iowas marriage law OToole gave as his rea son the assumption that out ofstate couples bring money into Iowa Edgington introduced the bill in the House several weeks ago after House investigators uncovered irregularities in the issuance of marriage licenses in Northwood Since then oth er investigations have shown that there are irregularities in issuing licenses to outofstate couples in many Iowa border county seats At the present time Iowa law does not require that per sons seeking to marry wait before getting a license or be fore getting marriedafter having the license Rocket in orbit but not balloon WASHINGTON CB The United States put up a 12foot ba loon type space vehicle Thursday but officials could not say whether it had gone into orbit around the earth to study tha atmosphere By that time the sphere hurled up from the National Aero nautics and Space Administrations station at Wallops Island Vaf should have been far into its second trip around the planet NASA officials said they had confirmed that the fourth stage of the comparatively cheap poor mans rocket which launched the plastic and aluminum balloon had gone into orbit The trial was a big league test for the solidfuel Scout rocket a major reliance of this country in the space race with Russia Success would mean two US firsts Achievement of orbit with a launching vehicle using the cheaper and casiertohandle solid propellants that would eliminate many of the head aches of earlier launchings Successful placement of a satellite in orbit from a launch ing site other than Cape Canav eral Fla or the Pacific sile range on the Southern fornia coast NASA said confirmation of or bit for the rocket casing was based on acquisition of the tracking beacon on the casing by the Johannesburg South Af rica minitrack station on its second pass around the earth
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