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July 14, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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July 14, 1960

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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER H0s a] Group ! The North Dakota Hospital Assn :: :-*:~:i~ I'ms recommended that Blue Cross . :i~:.:i.i:.!:.ii.i i :: ::.:ii:.:::I. .~i: ~!!~:i~~ be selected by federal employees as -::::~? " : :: " .~:,~:~ The federal government has initi- I ated a health insurance program[ iil- f r its empl yees kn wn as the Fed- I il ~~a Duringeral Employeethe monthHealthof June,Benefitfederal[ACt" I ~ iiili ~; :": :::: ?::~::~:~:~:~:~:(::i~i~ii~i :::::~:~:?:~ii~ii::~( ~?' "~.:-".';::i~;:.:::i:?. : : i: :i: :::::i~iii~:i~ employees will select the type of[ ~ ~i~ ~. :::~ health insurance coverage they want [ :;:iii ~!i for themselves and their families, t !i/~:~/~~::~.i. :~ ~~i~ The North Dakota Hospital Asso. ii: :: ~~] :-. ::::::::::::::::::::: ~:!!: ~: ~ j!:~:-! . : .i!i!~'- in a resolution passed by its board i~:~.::. .::i~.::~:. : .:!.: =~l c~f trustees, urged the government employees "weigh carefully the BUSES? 1[~|N$? PI.ANE$? Not for these ilatrepid travelers l 45, heads down the Potomac mve~ m a 14-toot cardDoarO ooat benefits of the various programs of the space age. Fred Telehman, 18, Alameda, Calif at-[weighing 10 pounds, Oouna [o~ [,~lumcls 1,000 m~les southerly. presented to them under the Federal rives in Atlantic City, N.J having bicycled all the way from [ The t)oa~ la made ot waterproof cardboard produced lay the Employees Health Benefit Act", but San Francisco to the Seventh Day Adventist world youth [ Fairfax, Vs cockleshell sailor's tirm. And in Ohio, Dr. Bar- also recommended that they "choose conclave. He ls met by Laurence A. Skinner of Washington, bard Moore, the British woman walking from San Francisco the service benefit program provid- youth program director. And in Washington, A. R. Patterson, to'New York. tautens up for another ]aunt on U.S. 40. ed through Blue Cxoss." - The resolution pointed out that 40 et 8 Elects the North Dakota Hospital Assn, in Graft0n Man The American Legion fun-m~king organization, 40 et 8, elected Al Zin- ke of Grafton grand chef de gare last week in Williston, where its meeting preceded the American Le- gion convention. Other officers elected are Dr. Re- nald L. Smith of Crosby, grand chef de train; Arthur E. Ulness of Fargo, conjunction with t'he Ameri can Hos- pital Assn has long encouraged the prepayment of hospital care on the basis of the non-profit service bene- fit principle. However, the association has never before recommended to a specific group of persons a particu- lar health insurance according to Sister M. Angele. president of the N.D.H.A and administrator of Gar- rison Memorial Hospital, Garrison. It now makes the recommenda- tion, she said, because this is the first time that a large number of en=- Grand correspondant; Brodigan, cheminot national and Ulness, alter- nate cheminot national. Grand commissaire intendant, Dr. O. H. Hoffman of Hannsford; grand garde de la porte. Arthur W. Olson of Mandan grand aumonier, Edward Drashil of Bismarck: grand avocat. Henry E. Edhlund of Fargo: grand medicin, Hadley D. Wickham of Mandan: grand drapeau, Joseph 'J. Thomas of Bismarck; grand commis- voyageur, Phil Hoghaug of Pembina. and grand lampiste, Maurice Chepek of Williston. Following are the grando o l j ly All0 abl nots: Thomas G avere of Grand U W e Forks. George Paris of Mohall, Rich- ard Henrikson of Grafton, Duane Munter of Fargo. B. P. McCuster of Wahpeton, Richard Iverson of Bis- marck, Maurice Chapek of Williston. Curtis Gregor of Leeds, Leo Heifer- nan of Jamestown, H. A. Kautzman of Mandan, Don Nassetb of Valley City and Andrew Henning of Am- brose. --C]-- About 12,500 dairy cows are brought into North Dakota annually. Tops June Figure The state industrial commission has set North Dakota's crude oil allowable for July at 61,434 barrelsI per day and set an allowable onI natural gas for the next six monthsI at 200 million cubic feet. [ The July crude oil market demand represents an increase over the mar- ployees must individually select their own health insurance. In most cases, this choice is made by highly trained specialists employed by un- ions or management. '~he wrong choice between plans looking pretty much alike and even costing about the same," she said. "may leave an employee with a large extra out-of-pocket expense when he ~r a member of his family winds up in the hospital. One of every three North Dakota families will face a hospital bilI this year." The choice will be mainly between one government-wide service bene- fit plan (Blue Cross and Blue Shield) and one government-wide indemnity benefit plan (commercial insurance companies), but also among a number of other localized, employee-sponsored plans. In ad- dition to choosing the type of plan, the employees will have to choose between two levels of benefits high and low -- with their differing benefits are provided in terms of COSts. Under service benefit programs, days of hospital care and hospital and medical services, while under indemnity programs, benefits are provided in terms of dollars. After examining the various fea- tures of the service and indemnity plans. Sister Angele explained that hospital room and .board charges vary widely across the country, ranging from $12 to $30 a day. Typi- cally, the service plan expresses its coverage by the number of days -- the low option covers 30 days and the high option covers 120 days without additional costs to the pa- tient, regardless of the actual room and board charges. The indemnity plan makes a dol- lar allowance toward room and board -- the first $250 plus 75 per cent over that on the low option, the first $I,000 plus 80 per cent over that on the high option. In many cities, these indemnities will fail to purchase as many hospital days as in other cities. Sister Angele, noted. Over and above room and board charges are the hospital "extras"-- drugs, x-rays, bandages and such. These are covered on the same basis as room and board, depending on the type of coverage chosen. ~ Iedtcal sevvices (doctor's bills) are met in a somewhat similar fashion. .[--], A clean corn field provides ef- fective weed control, and clean corn stubble is an excellent seed- bed for grain, or for legumes and gr~mse$. "If we'd only left our problems at home '" ket demand in June, which is 60,531 barrels per day. Proration limits on crude oil were set in District I and II, except in two subffistricts. District III was al- lowed to produce without restrict- ion. The two subdistricts in which there are no restrictions include the Fryburg-Heath and Rocky Ridge- Heath pools in district IA. and the Sherwood Eden Valley-Madison, North Haas, Wiley and Glenburn fields in subdistrict IIA. The Standard Oi! Co. refinery at Mandan. principal purchaser esti- mated its total July capacity at 46.- 500 barrels a day. For the period July 1 to Dec 1, the commissmn ordered normal unit allowables for the production of natural gas in the state as follows (all in standard thousand cubic feet per day per proration unit): July 23: August 2: September 27: October 63.: November 60: December 70. In the only other case before the commissmn, W. W. Wakefield, Ans- chutz Drilling Co. representative from Denver, presented a request for an alternate s~acing pattern in the Portal field, Wakefield asked that his firm be allowed to drill in the southeast quarter of each section instead of the northwest quarter as presently provided for. The request was taken under con- sideration. --4::]-- Sorghum acreage in North Da- kota in the last 15 or 20 years has varied from 12,000 to 164,000 annual- ly, depending largely on the need for emergency forage. BATES OF BAIL--Dancer Bun- ny Waro give~ information to Det. Robert Green in St. Louis, a routine she went through atx time~ in three ~tghta u the bluecoat~ m~z~ed down to arrest her on lewd l~t~forma~ce ehargu. The night club owner put up bail each time, at $1,000 a erack, and Bunny said she would continue her act as l~ng u her ~tum~ (the eops eoz~Iscated ~he getup ~vner'e dough hold out. problem: It better be! Today's traffic often demands quick decisions, fast action. What you do must be right your safety depends on it. And unless driving has your complete attention, you could come up with the wrong answers. Last year 37,000 people died in traffic accidents---40 times that many suffered painful injuries. No driver can afford to overlook the consequences of inattention at the wheel. Keep your mind on driving--keep on living! Support your local Safety Council w