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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaHigh Point Enterprise. Friday april 311, 197u High Point Enterprise. Fridi doctor says malpractice woes hurting. Child president of the North Carolina noting that doctors need to feel More secure before they sufficient evidence to support changes in state Law based on the Pait 19years i rough that the medical Malovac will expand the limits of their. Proposed by a commission that studied the state Mal prac malpractice cases amount to Only 1 Ren Raleigh a the president of the North Carolina paediatric society has warned that the medical malpractice insurance problem in the state has stifled improvements in care for infants and children. In an appearance before a joint meeting of the House and Senate insurance committees thursday or. Archie t. Johnson jr., who is also assistant Secretary for health affairs in the state department of human resources said the malpractice problem has resulted in children sometimes not getting the Best care possible North Carolina ranks sixth in infant mortality Johnson said complaining that paediatricians Are being put in a surgical category because technological developments have expanded their treatment options. Some of the state s paediatricians Are reluctant to use newer develop ments available to them because of the risk Johnson said. The state has a shortage of paediatricians he said noting that doctors need to feel More secure before they will expand the limits of their a change in Law supported by Johnson would restrict the amount of time a malpractice suit May be brought on behalf of a child. Now a suit is possible until the child reaches age 21 even if the malpractice occurred at birth Johnson said adding that the proposal would limit filing of a suit to four years after the occurrence if the child is at least age 11. Also at thursday s meeting of the panel scare tac tics of the North Carolina medical society were attacked by state sen. Tom Suddarth a Davidson who said the society has released misleading information about medical malpractice insurance. Suddarth levelled his charges at a news conference and before the panel later. The medical society has acted because of fears planted by the insurance companies Suddarth an attorney said adding that there has been in sufficient evidence to support changes in state Law proposed by a commission that studied the state malpractice insurance situation. The medical society was frightened last year when companies that provide medical malpractice coverage threatened to Stop writing it. He said. As an example of misleading information. Suddarth said the society s claim that some physicians must pay a malpractice insurance Premium of because of re cent rate increases was misleading Only six tar Heel doctors Are paying that much and they could get coverage for As Little As if they purchased a different form of insurance he said. State insurance commissioner John Ingram joined Sud Darlh s criticism of insurance companies. Both speakers said the insurance companies collected premiums at a ratio far above what they paid in claims in North Carolina. Administration Telephone construction of unit tightens up snot it May be done privately Nusu drop Rule Raleigh api acting on a faculty recommendation Chancellor Joab l. Thomas of North Carolina stale University has decided that beginning next fall students will have four weeks in which to drop a course without it going on their records in addition Thomas announced thursday the University would require students to carry at least 12 credits and he reinstated the Grade that had been dropped on an experimental basis under the old Rule students were allowed to drop courses nine weeks after classes began the faculty Senate concerned about partly filled classes at a time when Nusu is limiting enrolment had urged that the drop period be reduced to two weeks earlier this month student leaders called for a class Boycott that was widely ignored and about 500 students attended a rally to protest the faculty Senate proposal students admit their protest marked widespread support an advantage of the longer drop period some students said was that it allowed them to get better grades because the could drop a course and keep a failing Grade off their records i think that it s going to be rough on students said Mary Beth Spina outgoing president of the student body four weeks is not enough time Tor students to find out where they stand in a course because most instructors Don t Start giving tests until after that miss spa said. I think it s about unanimous on the part of the students to prefer the longer drop said Nash Winstead. Vice Chancellor and Provost. But the faculty and administration feel it the change i necessary to help reduce the number of drops during a semester the number of courses dropped at Nusu in 1972 was 1.500 per semester but it reached 9.000 this semester University officials say by the end of the semester there Are Many partly filled classrooms and Many students carry too few courses to graduate in four years. To help get students through school sooner and make space for others wanting in. Thomas ruled that full time undergraduate students must carry at least 12 credit hours most students Don t think a 12 credit minimum is unreasonable Winstead said Thomas reinstated the a Grade in the the grading system for below average work without the d. Students had a Chance to get an a or no credit i think the faculty students and administration will All be glad to see the d come Winstead the absence of the a left too great a margin Between the a and the no credit because of state budget problems Nusu is limiting enrolment next fall. The school has about 17.500 students cows love it at test farm Raleigh a scientists at North Carolina state University searching for a Way to dispose of cow manure have started feeding it Back to the cows for about two years 16 cows in the school s Dairy Herd have been fed screened manure solids and apparently have enjoyed it. At first some of the More finicky cows turned up their noses at such a dinner but after some changes were made the cows ate it eagerly school spokesmen said they never know the said or Johnson an associate professor of animal Scenic the manure is washed into bins screened for solid chunks mixed with Hay and Gram then fed Back to the cows. The round trip meal has no offensive odor though. Because cows have a Rumen Seco id stomach their food is not always fully digested leaving nutrients in the manure Johnson said our process cuts pollution and lets the microorganisms in the cow s Rumen have a second crack at their he said. While pigs elsewhere have been fed manure on an experimental basis Nusu scientists say they Are the first to try such an Experiment on cows. Results of the Experiment have been favourable steers who have dined on the mix Ture have been butchered and no significant difference was noted in taste tests Johnson said. Milk output Falls if manure is substituted for High Grade feed in Dairy cattle but if it s used As a bulk to 10 per cent of the cow s output remains stable he said Flea Market bargains biggest Stock in town elec. Stoves.54.95-64.50 refrigerators .59.95-89.95 washers.59.95 recliners.24.95-39.95 round Dinette suite.59.95 sofas .34.95-44.50 baby Beds .17.50-21.50 lamps books clothes Mischel. Trading Post 1312 s. Main e42es Raleigh a a rate increase totalling nearly 9 million has been granted Western Carolina and Westco Telephone companies which serve the Western part of the state As affiliated companies. The utilities commission Cut the requested Mcpease 38 per cent As a penalty for delivering what was called poor service though the panel noted that service had improved. Under the approved rates the firms Are to earn a return on common Stock of 11 per cent about double what the companies cite nov ear Ning the commission said hearings on the increase were held feb 10 and 13 in Sylva Ana Asheville included in the increase was a jump to 20 cents for Calls made at Public telephones and a 20-cent charge for directory assistance Calls in the 704 area code after the first five but for each 704 number Call billed one free directory assistance Call is allowed handicapped persons who cannot use a Telephone directory Are exempt from the directory assistance charge. That charge takes effect july 1 by Lee Mortimer Enterprise Stalf writer construction of the planned 105-umt elderly housing project could be Travis erred to private developers under a plan presented to the High Point housing authority today the plan is set Down As part of new Federal housing legislation the purpose of which is to make construction o Low Cost housing More a 11 Rac 11vc to private developers Jeorge an of Lucial of John Laing american construction co told commissioners that his company could build the project at less Cost by taking advantage of lower interest government Loans allowed under the new legislation. Aulbach said the project s estimated Cost would be a Hunt 5-1 9 million he said the plan allows developers to obtain govern ment injured Loans Lor up to to per cent of the Cost of construction at 7 5 per cent in Terest the remainder of the Cost Touli be raised by the firm by Selling limited in Terest partnerships in the project Aulbach said formerly when a Public housing project was constructed the government simply underwrote the Cost of construction and the local housing authority retained ownership under the new plan the Developer retains ownership and the housing authority would be contracted to manage the project the management contract would be negotiated for five years and at the end of 15 the housing authority could take Over ownership there would be changes in the Way rents Are determined but Low income people would be accommodated. Aulbach said the project which would be financed under the plan would be i espied exclusively Lor elderly and handicapped tenants however i Imler conventional Public housing plans rents Lor Low income tenants arc subsidized by the u s dept of hous ing and Urban development if the tenant is unable to pay the Lair Market value of the housing unit the new plan allows for continued subsidization of rents for Low income tenants however the plan differs from conventional plans in that tenants Are not required o move out if then income rises. An increased number of High or come tenants assures a minimum deficit operation said commissioners seemed favo Rable impressed with the plan but were unable to take action today because they were meeting in special ses Sion and Are not allowed to take action on anything in special session that is not listed on the Agenda said action should come As soon As possible because the loan funds Lor Mancing May be discontinued Atler june 30 he showed commissioners a him of a construction process developed by the British my French his com Pany is now using. Commission tvs were Able to take action on several other hems that did appear on the Agenda before you leave for vacation revival full gospel revival Center at Lake and Pershing streets Friday april 30th May 2nd. Nightly special singing each service. Rev. Eugene Jenkins evangelist Rev. Eston Highfill pastor everyone Welcome Jean shop 95% of our fashion Jean inventory 9.99 or less clip this and for o discount j Friday saturday sunday april 30, May 1 2 ladies tops leather bags pre washed jeans Western shirts free putt putt passes with any Purchase. A new Guy on the location located in front of cresent Ford next to varsity drive in. Hours 11-9 Sun. 1-6 based on the past 19 years through 19741, payments in malpractice cases amount to Only 19 cents out of each Premium Ingram said. Using 1975 figures tiled in his office by St Paul fire and Marine insurance co. The state s largest malpractice insurer Ingram said the company collected 8 million in premiums and paid out Only this is less than three tenths of one per he said. Even considering Money put in Reserve for anticipated losses in pending cases or losses that had t been reported yet. The company paid Only 5 per cent on each Premium Dollar. 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