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Wednesday, September 24, 1975'

HE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Wednesday, September 24, 1975 tHE MICHIGAN DAILY !~cge Seven

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A erieans
lack enou h
health- care
--ex ert
By RICK SOBLE
Americans fail to get a com-
plete range of medical care be-
cause this country lacks, a na-
tional health policy, according
to the former chancellor of a
leading medical school.
Dr. John Millis, who headed
Case Western Reserve, yester-
day told a Rackham Auditorium
crowd that health care in the
United States is a piece-meal
affair.
"WE AGREE as a nation that
the access to health care is a
basic right," he said during the
brief speech. "But there is no
describing the pattern of a na-
tional health policy."
Millis attributed this to a Con-
gressional preference for pro-
grams designed to "conquer spe-
cific diseases" rather than to
insure the nation's overall'
health.
A shortage of doctors and
nurses has also led to relatively
inadequate health care in this
country, the doctor said. In part,
the lack of medical personnel'
grew out of Medicare and Med-
icaid, according to Millis.

Hearst tells of

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(Continued from Page 1)
HER LAWYERS argued yes-
terday that she was "too frail"
to submit to cross-examination
and asked the judge to appoint
psychiatrists to determine her
mental competence to stand
trial. The judge made no deci-
sion at yesterday's 40-minute
hearing and said he would con-
tinue the case next Tuesday.
Hearst, wearing a red shirt
and blue slacks, sat silently
through yesterday's session. Her
affidavit was not read in court,
but her lawyers later read it to
reporters outside the courtroom.
Hearst is charged with taking
part with SLA members in a
California bank holdup in Ap-
ril, 1974, in which $13,000 were
stolen.
After the robbery a photo-
graph showed her standing in
the bank with a gun.

frightened mind, she believed it.I
"Everything appeared so dis-I
torted and terrible that she
feared she was losing her san-
ity. Unless soon freed, she be-t
lieved she would become in-I
sane."
"FANTASTIC shapes keptI
coming and going before her.
The faces of her jailers ap-
peared as weird, horrible
masks," the affidavit said.
Hearst said that from the mo-
ment of the bank robbery until
her return to San Francisco two
weeks ago, she lived in a world
of fantasies and confusion.
She finally decided to return
to San Francisco to try to get
in touch with her parents and
discover whether she would
really be murdered by law en-
forcement officers as the SLA
had told her.

torture
facing her family kept throwing
her back into a distorted state
of mind," the affidavit said.
Hearst said the first realiza-
tion she had that she had been
living in a fantasy world came
when her parents visited her in
jail and she hugged and kissed
her mother, father and sisters.
. hbere's
thru

AP Photo
But cain he throw it?
A frisbee player in Pasadena displays the talent which his
owner hopes will encourage the International Frisbee Asso-
ciation to start a dog division..
Court finds' Fromme
fit to stand trial

IN HER affidavit, Hearst said Franci"SHE RETURNED to Sanpec
she was told by her captors sheF s but the prospect of
must accompany them on the
bank raid, allow herself to be
photographed and announce iher
name so that everyone would$ The Medieval and Renaissance Colleen
know she had been present. one-credit hour mini course to be held in
She stated she was put in a the Fall, 1975. Boccaccio Festival. Reau
car, given a gun and directed to course are to attend 1 ) the Festival lec
stand in the center of the bank. 22 & 23; November 6, 7, & 8; and No'
She said that throughout the 2) four Festival films (October 24, 25, 2
bank raid, a member of the SLA 5 & 6), 3) the performances of "Lat
had a gun pointed at her. She "Cormina Burana," and 4) a show of la
was told in advance that if she Renaissance art in the University Art Mu
made one false move, she would 21 throuch January 4). In addition, eac
be killed instantly. i d-i ch- ( 7

b n announces a
nconjunction with
irements for the,
tures (September
vember 20 & 21,
26, and December
Mandraqolo" and
ate Medieval and
iseum (November
h student will be
nnr Ft~~a h n

The
beatiul'icure ever'
of a wman's
It's a thermogram-a picture of heat patterns in breast
tissue.
Along with a mammogram (X-ray), it's the most advanced
way to spot trouble before it's felt as a lump.
And that will save lives.
And that's beautiful. s.
100,000 women this year will be tested at Breast Diagnostic
Centers set up by the American Cancer Society and the
National Cancer institute.
But we're greedy. We want to protect millions of women.
And men and children, too.
Another major project is looking into possible causes of
cancer in our environment-our habits, foods, jobs. -
We need money for all our cancer research. Please give.,
We wantto wipe out cancer in your lifetime.
Amercan ancer odetylm
We want to wipe out cancer in your lifetime.1

(Continued from Page 1) court appearances after she was AFTER the bank raid, shej
BUT IN that respect, the pic- At one joint Fromme rose arrested here on Sept. 5 for said, she was told by her cap- I
ture looks brighter because of from her seat to make a state- allegedly pointing a gun at Ford, tors that the FBI would'be hunt-
efforts to increase enrollment in ment and Judge Macbride inter- she made a rambling plea "to ing for her because she was
professional medical schools, he rupted her saying, "Now that! save the redwood trees." guilty of bank robbery.
said. Teafdvtwihicue
Millis predicted that the na- you are co-counsel, you are go- FROMME, outfitted in a olood thanlyfidarst 'sac nclude
ing to hae to leanotowonoy redarste'soldatheJudgebut
tion could have an adequate pg to have to learn how to red robe, told the Judge she comments by her lawyers, con-
number of doctors by the 1980's approach the lectern. wanted arrangements made rtinued: "In her disordered and
and thereafter "appropriations Then the Judge warned, "I'm a desk, chair and typewriter in
for education will decrease." not going to permit you, From- her solitary jail cell.
Currently, however national me, to make political state- The judge denied the request.
health care remains a "bewil- ments or any statements on the "I can't impose special condi-j
dering" subject that has been ecology or how bad things are tions to give special considera-
capriciously treated by legisla- in the environment. tion to federal prisoners, he
tors - both at the federal and During one of Fromme's first said.
state level -- and medical pro-
fessionals who have "fluctuating
values and alternating empha- GIRLS! GUYS!
WHAT WOULD YOUR MOTHER SAY
MILLIS spoke lat the Univer-I IF YOU JOINED A FRATERNITY
sity as this year's John Kraus FIND OUT Today, millions of people
Memoiallectrer ics are influencing the str
He said that the impetus for Join THETA XI io r inacin. t t
a national health policy must THatinorlnatAT.PetTh
.:,;,, ,,,o ,,e._1ITHE COED FRATERNITY.r.,.a__^.A

reaulrea to write a snort -I pages) paperr. rto -
formation recardinc times and titles of performances, lec-
tures, and films may be obtained through the MARC of-
fice, N-Entrywov. N-12, Law Quad (tel: 763-2066).
Students mov register for the course in the MARC office.
Reoistration must be completed by September 30. 1975.
Course co-ordinator: Jeanne S. Martin, Associate Director,
MARC. Office hours: MW 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.
----- --

gefort te influencers:
who have never had a course in econom- know "the patient", The Business Roundtable is sponsoring mes-
ructure of our economic system by their sages thatdiscuss innerworkings of ourAmerican economic system.
e well-being of each individual and family They are giving this special "mini course" monthly exposure be-
mics. Realizing that "the doctor" needs to fore the country's largest reading audience in Reader's Digest.

originate with the medicai
schools across the country be-
cause they are "primarily re-
sponsible for the organization,
criticism, and dissemination of
knowledge,"

RUSH

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Free
Enterprise-
Is This
Any Way
to0 Live ? .

VERY TIME you pick up a
paycheck, buy a gallon of
gas or make a bank de-
posit, you renew your ac-
tive membership in the American
free market. Our economic system's
almost infinite freedom of choice-
between house and condominium,
one supermarket and another, large-
car and small-is the "humdrum"
reality of the highest standard of
living in the world.
And yet a vocal group of econo-
mists, social reformers, "consumer
advocates" and other self-proclaimed
critics are trying to convince us.
that our system is evil, that, we
should feel guilty about the way we
live. Indeed, one of them says that
our system "has issued a death sen-
tence against the individual human
spirit" and "plunged our country
into its present economic chaos, de-
stroyed the lives of millions of fam-
ilies and threatened the very survival
of the republic."
Strong stuff. But is it even partial-
ly true? Maybe it's time to remind
ourselves of a few facts as we con-
sider the following charges against
our way of life:
" Free enterprise exploits people.
The critics say that the system de-
grades man, making him a cog in
the industrial machine, repressing
his individuali:m. Yet how dmin e

Md., on summer weekends, or the
machine operator in Dayton who
rises to plant manager? The view is
hardly compatible with the fact that
median family real income (figured.
in constant dollars) has nearly
trebled since 1939. Nor does it jibe
with polls showing that Americans
8 to z like their jobs.
" The free enterprise system
makes us selfish and materialistic.
No one doubts that our economic
system has produced an extraordi-
nary abundance of material goods.
And it is true that "average Ameri-
cans" spend nearly half their total
income on what they want (the
otherhalf takes care of necessities-
food, clothing, housing). No people
have ever lived so comfortably. But
the record indisputably shows that,
even as they have enjoyed and in-
sisted upon material benefits, they
have poured out much of their
material wealth unselfishly. In 1965,
for example, we gave $12.2 billion to
churches, hospitals, schools and a
dizzying variety of charitable causes.
Last year, despite recession, we gave
$25.2 billion,.a seven-percent jump
over 1973.
And we give of our time, too-
much of that time free because of
material things that shorten our
working hours at home and on the
:nh Wp m n-n-.nn ,n .. ..n. .C .

The way we earn our
"daily bread" in this country
is under attack as never
before. It's time to face up.
to the question .. .
culiarly vital effectiveness to the big intere
concept of volunteerism. But if tha
" Our way of life debases our were the t
taste. The critics picture us as help- by $6.5 bil
less slaves to manufacturers, addicted form Act?
to a stream of frivolous products put 'big intere
out purely for profit. But if we don't of inimica
want such products, we don't buy cause the
them. The choice is ours. marketpla
Critics also blame the system for
the fact that some of us persist in eat- PERHAPs y0
ng "junk food" or listening to against th
"awful noise" on the radio. They're made on1
afraid that we'll make the "wrong" but ratherc
choice between wool and nylon, osophical
pretzels and carrot cookies. Yet the facts of p
very genius of the market enables us whelmingi
to make such choices freely and in Here are
abundance. "Indeed," notes, econo- percent oft
mist Milton Friedman, "a major six percen
source of objection to a free economy produce 3
is precisely that it does this task so goods and
well. It gives people what they want the total o
instead of what a particular group and Japanc
thinks they ought to want. Underly- labor forc
ing most arguments against a free thirds the
market is a lack of belief in freedom we produ
itself." Russians d
" Free enterprise concentrates American
wealth and power in the hands of a ten people
few. In no other society is wealth so can farm w
obviously in reach of its people. The and abroad
Bureau of Census reports 59.2 per- But allt
cent of national income goes to the tem's wel
103 million people in families mak- productivit
ing $10,ooo to $25,000. More signifi- portant as
cant, in 1962 there were 464,ooo looms larg
households making over $25,000. By This is the
1973, there were 5.4 million such and orderi
households-a more than tenfold place. You a
increase-astounding even when in- your skills
flation is taken into account. One in- you will wv
dicator of how wealth is distributed with your e
in America: two out of every three ine some c
families own or are purchasing the who will b
dwelling in which they live. Latrobe, P
Well, then, say the critics, wealth repairman
and power must be in the hands of market mo
big corporations. But who are these plex assort
corporations? They are more than resources, s
31 million Americans who own cor- yet it leaves
porate stock, plus more than zoo
million others who indirectly share
in ownership through stock'owned I .
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