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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1961, Salt Lake City, Utah The Salt Lake Tribune Sunday December 24 1961 Ross Eager his wife Zelda and two daughters Emily Jane at left 4 and Stacia 18 months present a picture of Success Despite Paralysis happy family life despite obstacles that would discour age many Mr Eager is handicapped by paralytic polio His Answer to Polio Courage Study Shows Radiation Count Rise By Del Van Ordeii Tribune Staff Writer PROVO Areas of natural radiation in the upper Colorado River Basin have on the aver age from 10 to 20 more micro curie of radiation an hour than in adjoining areas THIS WAS reported by Dr Wilmer Tanner associate professor of zoology and en tomology at Brigham Young University who is engaged in a fouryear research of the ef fect of natural radiation of ani mals in highradiation areas Areas under study for two years include two in a natural radiation belt in southern Utah and one outside the belt re ported Dr Tanner IN THE TEMPLE Mountain site in Emery County the ra dioactive availability ranges from 24 to 30 microcuries per j Hour whereas air in adjoining i areas outside the belt were below 20 microcuries In the north San Rafel area also in Emery County the ground radiation ranges from 30 to as high as 200 micro curies per hour said Dr Tan ner THIS IS IN an area of sand stone deposits where numer ous petrified trees have served as areas of deposit for radio active minerals said Dr Tan safe baby carriages Poo says a modern mom How you gonna Hie awkward thing Info jetage car trunks Tribunes Dick Miller portrays this dilemma Tall Baby Carriage In llie Trunk Science Has Lot to Learn Mom Says IDAHO FALLS IDAHO into a car trunk A thousand beetlebrowed scij Obviously to satisfy the wor enlists have just agreed in a German conference that baby By Frank Jensen j Tribune Staff Writer CEDAR CITY On Oct 17 1952 a private plane neared the airport in Salt Lake City THE PILOT radioed Have an ambulance and respirator ready Im afraid this boy is dying These were the last words 19yearold Ross Eager remem bered through a veil of semi consciousness as he lay on a makeshift stretcher fighting lor breath OXE WEEK later he opened his eyes He was in an iron polio It also ung in the Salt Lake General Hospital a victim of paralytic was the beginning of a threeyear struggle against the effects of the dis ease a struggle requiring 12 operations 34 blood transfu sions and treatment costing nearly ROSS EAGER today 5s still a paralytic He has the use of one linger on the right hand and five on the left He can turn his head but not his body Despite this handicap he is married the father of two girls and through sheer determina tion is making himself finan cially independent as an insur ance salesman PEOPLE CAXT realize what it is like to have your life changed over night he said The year I came down ith polio I worked at Bryce Pupils Bring Gifts for Trade Dont Special to The Tribune TOOELE Second grade children in Tooele brought gifts to school for the annual exchange but gladly went home empty handed THE GIFTS arrived Satur day at the LDS Primary Chil drens Hospital in Salt Lake City The children in the second grade class taught by Miss Peggy McAllister at West Ele mentary School in Tooele had decided to send their gifts to children in the hospital rather than receive them THE TOOELE County sher iffs office offered to act as Santa Claus in making deliv ery of the brightly wrapped packages to the hospital Colonel Returns From AF Visit Golden Wedding Mr and Mrs Wilford Nor ris COth year Special to The Tribune and rela lives of Mr and Mrs Wilfor Norris 2152nd St are invite to attend an open house at th anyon as a bellhop isuper sor I was in my senior ear at Dixie College in St eorge and led my own dance and While we talkedhe reached ith one linger pushing a witch at his side His rocker ed began to move rythmlcal y forcing air into his lungs THE BED IS part of vorth of equipment loaned by h e National Foundation equipment that includes a portable respirator electrical y operated wheelchair cough ng machine and gasoline driven generators to operate hem should electrical power Using a portable respirator and with Zelda at the wheel of the family car he also can make routine calls required in his business WHEN NOT at work he spends his spare time listen ing to a hi fi tape recorder or studying Indian lore and Is now learning to become a ham radio operator His courage and optimism are contagious When in I960 he had to be flown to California for an op eration townspeople banded together to rebuild his three room home By Carl E Hayden Tribune Staff Writer how could you get a toweringjthats why theyve come up rigid bulky bygone like that ner A microcurie is onemillionth of a curie a unit of measure ment of radiation A CURIE IS equal to the number of radiation rays which fall per second or as scientists have ascertained 37 billion rays per second In determining the amount of radiation Dr Tanner and his associates studied cold and warmblooded vertebrates in the upper Colorado River area THREE SPECIES of lizards and five species common in the studied of rodents area were HE WAS returned to Cedar City in a Utah Air National Guard plane to a homecoming he still recalls with visible emotion We thought at first we were In the wrong house t was a wonderful thing they fail He continued the conversa tion There were three other polio victims in the same ward with me their prognosis was no more severe than mine but they didnt sur vive You have to have the will to live and faith that you can overcome your handicap People were wonderful too I received literally thou sands of cards and letters while in the hospital I WAS IN an iron lung off and on for about a year anc was transferred after a year Church of Jesus Christ of Lat and three months to a polio terday Saints 113 Childs Ave A total of 300 lizards were captured and tagged From those recaptured the amoun of radiation was measured by a small power generator and a scintillator tube Significance of Dr Tanner research is still in its infancy HE PLANS TO work out a statistical analysis of his fine ings next summer in an ai tempt to determine how th radiation effects the animals carriages are too low CAR EXHAUST fumes hug the ground and make baby curl his bootied toes Those brainy ones are ab solutely right says Mrs Josie Bates Idaho Falls a grand mother Its just that theyre loose as an infants gown with the noun VOU CANT call the push arts on bed casters of this olluted air age carriages She transported her off aring in a wash tubsize wov n wicker buggy with four ardrubbertired wheels 24 nches in diameter It had boil ver springs strong enough to upport all around over and on top of baby somethin lightly short of a quarterton of grocries SUCH A VEHICLE to keep the groceries from running led scientists and the nations grandmothers the pioneer ones at least a lanky wheeled carriage that collapses must be contrived SWUNG AS LOW as the front end of a hot rod well with disposable diapers Mrs Dora Hayden Pocatello a great grandmother teaming with Mrs Bates argues Theyre worn out against the sidewalk Well maybe thats why con ditioned to lowness the youth of today is scared ol high places and of all times in ithe space age Tooele County Auto Crash Injures Driver Passenger Special to The Tribune KNOLLS Tooele County Two men were reported In poor to critical condition Sat urday In Tooele Valley Hospi tal after they were thrown from a car in a rollover on US Highway 54 just west of Knolls away demanded a brake so ocking it could only be set by foot a bunionless foot that could administer an elephan tine stomp There was no car gas thenj just buttonshoedeep mud in unpaved streets Which could have accounted for the hoop size wheels ALL GOOD and well de fends Mrs Milton Tate Idaho Falls still Just a mother But Reef Monument Seats Assistant Special to The Tribune FRUITA Wayne County Paul C Bennion will fill the newly created post of admin istrative assistant at Capitol Reef National Monument announced William Krueger superintendent MR BENNION is a for mer Ogden resident and graduate of Brigham Young University ROGER LARSEN 24 1935 incoln St 940 East was re lorted suffering from a head oncussion rib fractures and a possible pelvis fracture Eugene C Morgan 18 chawnee Kan on liberty from his US Navy base in Alameda Calif suffered in ternal injuries and a badly abrased and lacerated arm lospital authorities said BOTH 3IEN WERE heading home for the holiday when the accident occurred Trooper Neil S Bishop Utah Highway Patrol said Mr Mor gan had hitchhiked a ride with Mr Larsen and was driving at the time of the accident THE CAK apparently veered to the side of the road then turned over times Trooper Bishop said Special to The Tribune OGDEN Lt Col B N Horstman Air Force Reserve has returned to his home in Ogden after spending two weeks at the Air Force Acad emy at Colorado Springs Colo Colo While at the academy he met two cadets from his district who will spend the holidays at home THEY ARE Cadet Lin Both well class of 1964 son of Mrs Eva Bothwell 50831st St Ogden and Cadet Neil Soren son calls of 1963 son of Mr and Mrs Marcus Sorenson 477 N 3rd West St Logan Saturday from 2 to 5 pm THE OCCASION will be in honor of the golden wedding anniversary of Wilford and Elise Norris who were mar ried in the Salt Lake LDS Temple Jan 10 1902 Reason for observance at this time is that it is the only time all members of the family can be together said Mrs Norris THERE ARE three sons and six grandchildren All expect to be present Saturday The couple request no gifts Steal Clothing Car prowlers took clothing valued at from the auto of Mrs Myrle Sherrod 929 Fre mont Ave 1105 while the vehicle was parked at 451 S West Temple she told police Saturday NEW SUPERPOWERED HEARING AID for the REALLY HARD OF HEARING 49 New help for many who may think theyre too deaf to be superpowered hearing aid Dont decide you cant be helped until you get the facts about the new Bcltone Triumph 6 It has helped hundreds find a new lease on life It may happen to you Book The Wonderful World of Sound reveals exciting facts about hearing and hearing lossand about Bellone Come in phone or mail the coupon Ao obligation hospital in Hondo Calif I was brought to my home town of Leeds Washington in March of 1955 determined to do somethin with my life and started b taking extension classes Later I was persuaded t take an insurance agency and less than a year after com ing home Zelda and I were married HIS WIFE sat on the bed with him petite and dark haired She is equally pro ficient as a nurse secretary and mother It was difficult for us to leave Leeds where we were secure and make the move to Cedar City she said But there was more opportunity for us here Most of our clients dont even know Ross is paralyzed since we make our contacts by telephoneWhen they come to the house they ask Whats wrong1 or Have you had an accident We dont capitalize on sym pathy she said although the shock sometimes helps to make a sale FOR ROSS the simple act of answering or dialing a tele phone required four months to learn The typewriter more difficult required a year Since he has only six usable fingers he does most of his typing with his left hand Architect Edwards 8c Design Jinny Lee W B Isakson Company Inc celebrate the Holiday Season at the NEW BRATTENS GROTTO at 1355 East 21st South in Sugar House opening Tuesday December 26th Luncheon Thursday Special to The Tribune AMERICAN FORK A IF HEARING is YOUR PROBLEM BELTONE is YOUR ANSWER luncheon for American Fork senior citizens is scheduled at Beltone Utah Co 23 Boll Broadway Salt loke City 11 UtohDA 89881 CHECK HERE Rush me in plain wrapper valuable a page FREEbooV I would FREE demorntralion of new luperpowered Triumoh 6 Serving Brattens famous Seafood Extraordinary in the new garden atmosphere to enhance your din ing pleasure Call HU 60711 for New Years reser vations at no increase in prices Seasons Greetings and best wishes from Bratten s friends and Suppliers the Alpine Country Club Thursday noon followed by an afternoon of entertainment Transportation reserva tions arc available by calling Harry Steel e Roy Hampshire Thomas Hansen Dick Bassett Willard Holman Elmer Bate or Harry Burton before Wednesday HILAND DAIRY RESTAURANTAND STORE EQUIPMENTCOMPANY BANQUET BETTER FOODS KRATZERS SPECIALTY BREAD COMPANY QUALITY LINEN TOWEL SUPPLY COMPANY COOK TEA COFFEE COMPANY WALKER BANK TRUST COMPANY IANDURE5 BROS PRODUCE COMPANY NICHOLAS COMPANY STANLEY S CHEEVER SNELGROYE ICE CREAM CO SALT LAKE STAMP CO
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