Page 4


The Health Hucksters Racketeers in the Hospital and Health Insurance Business Making Money Off the Sick These are a series of articles in the April, May and July issues of THE CALIFORNIAN by Joseph A. King, president of the American Patients Association. They deal with chicanery, illegal profiteering and outright racketeering in the medical, hospital and accident insurance business. Hospitals and dozens of insurance companies are named. Figures are given to show the reader the premiums paid by the various companies, and these are compared to salesmen’s commissions. For those who have inquired, THE CALIFORNIAN is a revival of muckraking in American journalism. It was founded in January 1960 by a former award-winning newspaperman and magazine writer who found the most important stories of the day going unpublished. The magazine differs from others in that all articles of social criticism or crusading or reform concentrate on specific examples, specific names, and documented facts presented in a singularly blunt manner. THE CALIFORNIAN features three extraordinary sections: DISSECTING THE PRESS Specific newspapers and magazines are named in these much needed stories of what goes on in the nation’s press. CENSORSHIP SCOREBOARD There was once a separate magazine by this name, and it was incorpo rated into THE CALIFORNIAN when it folded. This keeps readers up to date on some of the incredible events now taking place amid the battle over censorship of books, magazines, newspapers and the visual media. THE WORLD OF BUSINESSThis is perhaps the most eye-opening feature of The Californian because it deals with documented, detailed cases centering upon the biggest names in American business which rarely get into the newspapers. Recent stories have dealt with Continental Baking Co. \(Wonder bread and Hostess the Victor, U.S. Plywood, Montgomery Ward, Bulova, Olin Mathieson Chemical and many others. All three issuesApril, May, and Julyare yours FREE with a one-year subscription. To: The Californian, 1005 Market Street Dept. P-2 308 Delger Building San Francisco 3, California I enclose $3 for a 6-month trial subscription I enclose $5 for a one-year subscription, and I understand this entitles me to the three issues NAME. _STREET CITY ZONE.. STATE.. THE CALIFORNIAN circumstances are special and the bearded one must feel the squeeze. The destroyer, trim from stem to stern and without a man showing, steamed parallel, blinking for a long five minutes and the Italian skipper stared straight ahead through the Windward Passage. Then she raced ahead, changed her course to the south and got under the horizonall but the top of her foremast and the scanning antenna. Then two jet fighters, U.S. Navy, came silently out of nowhere, dove, levelled off at about a hundred feet and blast-roared over the freighter’s bridge and out of sight. Dangerous, the Italian skipper said. And he said it again ten minutes later when a bright orange Navy helicopter came in at mast height, and circled in a steep bank, two men looking down g o oir Mrs. Clare Williams, assist ant chairman of the GOP national committee, spoke at a Fort Worth rally, said “the Kennedy campaign tried to project .. . a profile in courage” but “what now stands is a caricature in bumbling.” This administration, she said, has been “the most expensive post-graduate course in the history of Harvard University.” goor Bill Gardner of the Houston Post, whose speculations on the subject are shared by many Texas liberals, said the Liberal Coalition “is apt to become a tighter, more solid organization when the campaigning gets underway.” g o or Rep. Henry Grover of Hous ton distributed leaflets at the Texas State Teachers Association convention accusing TSTA leaders of “stabbing its legislative friends in the back for political purposes.” He referred to a photograph in the July edition of the TSTA magazine of seven legislators described as leaders in the fight to get teachers pay hikes. The seven were Speaker Jim Turman of Gober and Reps. Malcolm McGregor of El Paso, DeWitt Hale of Corpus Christi, Franklin Spears of San Antonio, Don Gladden of Fort Worth, Ronald Roberts of Hillsboro, and Vidal Trevino of Laredo. Grover said only Trevino voted for a tax bill sufficient to pay the raises. like into a snake pit at you. An hour laterfifteen miles by the freighter’s speedthe radar antenna of the destroyer dropped below the horizon to the south and a new mast came up fast in the east: Up she came, a small ship, blue-gray, the white numbersa patrol craft, U.S. Navy. Two miles off she began to blink short-long, short-long over and over and quickly set a collision course, ran it for a minute and then” eased as if preparing to come alongside. Then, close, she blinked in plain languagewhere are you from and where are you bound? Not his business, the Italian skipper said. The patrol craftand you could picture the junior grade lieutenant commandingacted sassy the sea and then sidled close. The Italian skipper looked at you like you were a boy of eight needing help and he told the Third Officer to reply with Galveston-Genoa. And from the clicks of the switch you could read the names as they went to the patrol craft so close you could spit on her deck. She never acknowledged, never receipted for the message, just pulled away and headed south. And as she went you felt sick in a way that was hard even to try to understand. Blockade or no blockade; legal, illegal or extralegal, the performance was shabby. It made you think of the catastrophe on the Cuban beaches some months beforea poor show, no matter. And the warm feeling that filled you first at the sight of the destroyer got all mixed up with hot and cold, and a kind of sadness reserved for helplessness. I’ve got some marsala beRw, the Italian skipper said; and you were glad to leave the bridge and talk about anything else. I’ve bought a house in San Remo, he said, two floorswe’ll see it in seventeen days if the weather’s clear. THE FREIGHTER rolled that night. Hurricane Esther had started for Miami a day before and then turned north toward Norfolk and she’d left a rolling sea far east of Cuba. And before you got rocked to sleep you thought of Cuba and the silhouette of her mountains with pieces missing. ‘Maybe your kidneys are good, and your bladder big and elastic and you never get up at night. And maybe you left the luxury of nightmares on the threshold of your youth. But this night a roar from your dreams acme through to your open eyes and the cabin got brilliant with greenish light. You spnan.g from sleep to the porthole and something passed over ablaze. Back in the black you knew it was a multi-engined plane, its powerful landing lights raking the decks of the Italian freighter. Morning comes like death, inexorably, and the sea was wide open. The course was for Santa Maria in the Azores and Cuba was out of sight, if not out of mind. Back of you she lay as surely as she did for Columbus, poor Dewey, Teddy, Walter Reed, and Batista. Long ago when you were less old than now you surely are, your commander got all you young officers together in a tent at Point Mugu, California. He told you your amphibious outfit would sail in about three weeks for a South Pacific destination with the code name of OUCH. He told you he was flying out ahead, that you’d go with the cargo, flat across the Pacific. And he said he’d case every recent invasion area and get the straight poop so your outfit would do it right from the ships to the landing craft to the beaches to security. Six weeks later in the wark of Pityilu near Manus in the Admiralties you came together again. Your commander came aboard and you asked him, how does it look? Sit down, gentlemen, he said; and you did. I saw jokes, he said, but I’m not telling any I hope to God the enemy is more fouled up than we are or we’re going to lose this war. THE SOUTHERN COAST of Cuba edges a lowland covered in late September with rusty colors and green. The mountains climb high against the northern sky and you are reminded of Guadalcanal-bigger than you’d ever thought. noble and not easy at all. DONALD L. WEISMANN LIKE GUADALCANAL: ‘NOBLE, NOT EASY’ Political Intelligence had announced for lieutenant governor last week. Don Yarborough, the Houston liberal, is almost certain to run, and House Speaker Jim Turman of Gober talks more and more like a candidate. Three other senators, A. M. Aikin Jr. of Paris, Wardlow Lane of Center, and Crawford Martin of Hillsboro, are now believed to be out of the race. A GOP primary for the position will probably pit Bill Hayes of Temple and Kellis Dibrell of San Antonio. V Adolph F. Spitta, a Boerne lawyer, announced for the Texas House seat to be vacated by senatorial candidate Ray Bartram of New Braunfels. Spitta calls himself a “conservative Republican.” … In the special election in Amarillo Nov. 18 to fill the House vacancy created by the death of Rep. Edgar Wilson, Republicans are being given another strong chance in a divided, high-man-wins election. The Republican is Kenneth Kohler, president of the Potter County Young Republicans. The Democrats are Mrs. Caroline Wilson, wife of the late representative, James Lankford, and Walter Knapp Jr. Stuart Long, writing in the San Antonio Light on next year’s campaigns: “The lieutenant governorship and the 31 state Senate races , will draw much conservative money and attention from the governor and attorney general contests. The business community has learned the vast importance of the lieutenant governorship in the selection of cornmittees and control of legislation. Slow liberal gains in the once rock-ribbed conservative Senate have groups like the Texas Manufacturers Association worried. The meetings they are arranging in major cities are aimed wholly at the lieutenant governorship and the legislative races.” froir Atty. Gen. Wilson has ruled that the state must return back taxes to oil companies who paid the 1959 severance beneficiary gas tax under protest. The tax was held unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court last year. V’ Cong. John Young of Corpus Christi asked for confidence in what national leaders are doing about aid to Yugoslavia. Young said aid to !Yugoslavia has been a bipartisan activity since 1949. The purpose, he said, has been to support that country’s ability and determination to maintain independence from Russia and to maintian.a split in the communist bloc. “We just have to have confidence that our top officials are doing the best they can,” he argued. vOr A bill to outlaw the Commu nist Party in Texas has been urged upon Gov. Daniel by Rep. John Allen of Longview. Allen asked for consideration of such a measure in the forthcoming special session next January. fror Speaker Turman appointed five House members to a special committee to study the extension of escheat law enforcement \(passed in the regular sesto banks. They were Spears of San Antonio, Springer of Amarillo, Quilliam of Lubbock, Slack of Pecos, and Haring of Goliad. g o dir Thirty-five candidates for city office began campaigning in Houston this week for the Nov. 18 elections. The Houston Press concluded that, one, Houston Negroes would be making their most serious bid in history with candidates for three council positions; two, that Republicans would make strong races for three council posts; and three, that the mayor’s election between incumbent Louis Cutrer, Louie Welch, and Garth Bates, would be the hottest of all. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 7 Oct. 27, 1961 LEGALS CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Alvin Cyril Emmerson, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Mori. day after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 13th day of November, 1961, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 123,755, in which Margaret. Emmerson is Plaintiff and Alvin Cyril Emmerson is defendant, filed in said Court on the 28th day of Sept., 1961, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of plaintiff and against defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of