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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa For Better Health Gravity A ffects Health By Dr. S.L. Andelman “Last year our science teacher was always talking about gravity,” a young reader writes. “Does gravity have anything to do with a person's health 0 ” Yes, it does. Until the era of aerospace medicine, no one took much time to consider the effects of gravity on the body. But ifs now known that gravity is a major interacting factor in blood circulation, metabolic activity and possibly in genetic processes. The heart pumping blood ‘‘uphill” in man. or other erect animals such as the giraffe, is controlled by a series of regulatory adaptors that permit appropriate adjustment of arterial pressure. In this way, the changes in gravity that result from changes in body position don’t hinder the flow of blood to the brain. Metabolism Fat metabolism also seems to be partly dependent on gravity. Chickens and other animals maintained for extended periods on whirling centrifuges lose some of their fat When gravitational stress on the body is reduced, as in bed rest and long exposures to weightlessness, low-grade hypocalcemia, or loss of bone mass, occurs. After three weeks in bed. otherwise healthy persons show an increase of more than 20 percent in heart rate, a reduction of IO percent total blood volume and a decrease in heart size. A 9 percent reduction in basal metabolic rate also occurs. Man’s experience in space has shown us that man and animals can tolerate short periods of weightlessness. Dizziness and space sickness don’t occur during weightlessness, although they may occur when entering the state of weightlessness or when waking from sleep. Problems The main problems of weighlessness are the mechanics of feeding, waste elimination, locomotion and personal hygiene. On longer I space flights, some muscular deterioration and osteoporosis, j or softening of the bones, occur. There may also be changes in blood vessels. However, through proper exercise prescribed by space | physicians, man has been abit to avoid the serious consequences of weightlessness during most of the mission? flown. Space physicians are expert? in the medical subspecialt; known as space medicine which seeks to help man copt* with the effects space travel has on his body Actually the study of space . medicine is an extension ofj Dr. Andelman aviation medicine but the same problems are magnified many times over. Add to these difficulties the hazards of gamma and X ray radiation, as well as linear acceleration and deceleration, and you have the major concerns of these space doctors. Romania Marks Liberation Date With Big Parade BUCHAREST, Rumania (AP) — Romania celebrated its 30th anniversary of liberation from Nazi rule with a big parade of soldiers, workers and young people before the top leaders of the Communist world. In a message to the Romanian government, President Ford said, “Personally, I follow with interest the growing relations between Romania and the United States in the most varied fields.” No special U.S. representative was sent to Bucharest for the occasion. Some 250.IMM) Pinchers filed by a reviewing stand dominated by Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, Soviet Premier Kosygin and China s vice-premier, Li Sien-nien. Kosygin and Li stood in places of equal importance on the stand. The Soviet leader was to Ceausescu’s right, the Chinese vice-premier to his left. Besides its national importance, Western observers said the occasion gave Ceausescu an opportunity to reaffirm his country’s independent stance among nations of the Socialist world. U. N. Switch Keeps Taiwan Book Pirates in Business ••>.« IwmLv TAIPEI (UPI) — Operators of the “theft shops” of Taipei, as local prmtshops are called in Chinese, can turn out a copy of an American bestseller for about KO cents. They normally print about 500 copies of a book for a total cost of $400 and while business seems on a slight decline, some years ago the book pirates almost put the Encyclopaedia Britannica out of business. Although the government has banned the export of pirated books, pirating will continue to thrive in Taiwan due to a twist in international law. Enough Business Over the last year, 17 of the island s more than 40 shops printing English books without authorization have gone out of business. The rest should find enough business to carry on indefinitely, according to one leading “pirate.” Fourteen of the shops which closed were in southern and central Taiwan, areas from which about 6,000 American air force personnel departed with the end of direct U. S. involvement in Vietnam. The other three went bankrupt in Taipei because of management problems. Still, every book on the bestseller list along with technical manuals which carry a high price tag elsewhere are on display here In early 1971, the National- LAFF - A - DAY “Hi! My mommy and daddy argue about you all the time ” Sanior Citizen Bases Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363*8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 396-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 free checking and free checks Your First 200 Checks are FREE when you open a Peoples' new Free Personal Checking Account (During August and September Only) eoples bank AND TRUST COMPANY 4 Closer To You Locations Cedar Rapids and Newhall Times Camera Back-to- School Special! Senior pictures now being made... Our i 'ok    for Billfold Print Special/ •« • from Hour favorite color print fno negative neededf Bring your color print to us. We will copy it and give you the negative along with twelve (12) sparkling color wallet-sue prints. AH for Only ...... ^ Regular $7 OO \aiue Extra prints 25c. May we help you.'* ^ our * Filii Service" C amera Shire Times ist Chinese government, concerned over its international image and nudged by friendly governments, was set to ban book piracy. It decided to join the Universal Copyright Convention and privately informed book pirates to clean off their shelves by the end of the year “Honest” Then the U. N. made it impossible for Taiwan to become an “honest” country in book printing. In October, the U. N. admitted mainland China and ousted the Nationalists. To the surprise of the Taipei government and the delight of the pirates, the Co pyright Convention was affiliated with the U. N. and Taiwan was no longer quail Red to join. Book pirating began in China before the Communists took over the mainland in 1949 It flourished in Taiwan in the late 1950s and early 1960s with cheap paper and cheaper labor Booming Market One “theft shop” turned out the 12-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica for $30, about one-tenth the U S. price. The pirates even took out newspaper ads claiming the pirated edition, selling as fast as it could be printed, was better than the original because of larger and easier to read type. Other science books, along with some American bestsellers, found their way to a booming U. S. market by selling for about one-fifth the original cost. American publishers were so alarmed that the late Adlai Stevenson, a board member of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, made a personal appeal to Madame Ohiang Kai-shek to use her influence to outlaw the export of pirated books, if not to cease pirate operations altogether. Since then, the government has prohibited the export of pirated books but Taiwan customs still allow tourists to take out two books to read on the plane. One pirate’s records show that of each ll) books he prints, four will make money, three will break even and the others lose money. A major bestseller can bring an easy $16,(HK) profit These are books which sell more than ift.INK) copies here, such as ‘‘The Godfather”, “Airport” and, more recently, ‘‘The .Foy of Sex”. The latter is sold under the counter here because of local obscenity laws. Indictments Returned In Yaeger Killing ADEL (AP)—A Dallas county grand jury has returned murder indictments against two men charged in connection with the shooting death of Robert Yaeger, 62, Adel Robert Smith, 39, and Ivyle Kimmel, 31), both of St. Marys, were arrested several days after Yaeger was killed during a robbery attempt at Yaeger’s service station and cafe July 31 To Order Your Gazette Want Ad DIAL 398-8234 8AM to 5 P M Monday thru Friday Til Noon Sat. 4 1413 First Ave. SE    Phone    365-5273 Next To Times Theatre Warning: (he Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health. Old Golds are also available in Kings and lOO’s. Valuable Gift Stars Coupons, too. Box. 17 mg. "tar," 1.2 mg nicotine, av per -cigarette, by UC method, Kings, 1/ mg. tar.” mg nicotine, 100's, 22 mg. "lac," 14 mg nicotine, av per cigarette, UC Report Mar.'74