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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IO The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Auk. fi. 1974 Prenatal Treatment Sets Precedent By Patricia McCormack NEW YORK (UPI) - Little April Murphy of Marshfield. Mass., is making medical history. Nearly IS months old now she was treated for a rare hereditary disorder for four months before she was horn April is the lirst known successful example of amniocentesis helping an unborn child suffering from a genetic disorder. Amniocentesis is a prenatal diagnostic technique that permits testing of amniotic fluid and the fetal cells it contains The fluid is an important part of the fetal environment. For April’s survival, it was necessary to find out before her birth what was happening to her. She was diagnosed as having MAA — methylmalonic acidemia It results from the accumulation of an organic acid in body tissues April was treated for it in utero She continues to receive treatment. The happy fact is that this little girl is well and alive. First Dies The disorder killed the first Murphy child. Heather, who died when she was ll weeks old. Heather had become lethargic. Following an episode of vomiting, she was severely dehydrated. She refused to feed. As her condition worsened. Heather was put in Boston Floating hospital. She died 40 hours later. Analyzing a fraction of an ounce of urine collected from Heather shortly before her death, Dr. Mary Ampola, director of the amino acid laboratory at Tufts New England medical center hospital, found that Heather had MAA The disease is the result of a failure in the conversion of methylmalonate — an essential acid — to a more useful product called succinate. In some children with this disorder the enzyme that normally controls the* conversion to succinate is missing One therapy in such cases appears to prevent illness and possibly brain damage by restricting intake of protein Following Heather's death. I Theresa and Paul Murphy, the parents, went to the March of I Dimes-Natlonal Foundation I Birth Defect center at Boston ! Floating hospital Dr. Ampola told them there I was one chance in four that the j disorder would strike their I next child Both parents | carried the recessive gene linked to the condition When Dr Ampola later j learned that Mrs. Murphy was pregnant with April, she suggested an amniocentesis be done when the fetus was four-and-a-half-mnnths old ^ fI Id MF-it. -UPI Telephoto Little April Murphy of Marshfield, Mass., has made medical history by successfully being treated for a rare hereditary disorder before she was born. April, nearly I 8 months old, was treated in utero — when she was a fetus in her mother’s womb. She is the first known successful example of anamniocentesis performed with no intent to abort. Here, April looks at a test tube as her mother, Mr s. Paul Murphy, right, and Dr. Mary Ampola prepare April for a weekly checkup. The hereditary condition was under control. A major factor in this success story was a new and more sensitive method in measuring methylmalonate in urine. The test was developed by Dr. Kay Tanaka, recipient of a National Foundation grantee, and Dr. Filichi Nakamura at the Yale Society laboratory. They both work in the field of biochemistry. April's intrauterine treatment has set a precedent that will serve as a model for therapy, not only in this disorder but in other hereditary problems that may be diagnosed before birth April makes weekly visits to the birth defects center where tests indicate any dietary changes necessary to keep her condition under control She is alert and healthy Costs of April’s highly specialized care not covered bv insurance or the family’s Fluid Analyzed During the amniocentesis. fluid was withdrawn from the amniotic sac without jeopardizing the unborn child The fluid was sent to Dr. Jerry Mahoney at Yale university school of medicine, department of genetics. A grantee of the National Foundation-March of Dimes Dr Mahoney grew cultures from the cells floating in the liquid. Then he analyzed them The tests indicated that Mrs Murphy’s second child indeed had the disorder that killed Heather The positive finding allowed time to devise an unusual intrauterine treatment used for the first time to save April's life. Mrs. Murphy was given large doses of B12, at first orally and later through massive injections. The vitamin crosses the placenta well and there is no evidence it would harm the developing fetus. Measuring Method On Nov. 26. 1973, April was I horn She was in good health Brenda Pollock Is the Bride of Mr. Kercheval W ALKER — The marriage of Miss Brenda Sue Pollock and David Lee Kercheval was solemnized Sunday during a 2 o'clock ceremony at Walker United Methodist church. Officiating was the Rev. M (’. Melcher of Marion Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs Lowell Pollock of Walker and Mr and Mrs Charles Kercheval of Montezuma Deb Brinkman was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Jody Pollock sifter of the bride, .loan Yan Waus and Marcia Ferguson For her wedding the bride chose a gown of organza trimmed with scalloped Yen* ise lace and fashioned with a scoop neckline. Her shoulder-length veil wa'^ caught to a lace bonnet and she held a bouquet of yellow roses and blue-tinted baby’s breath The attendants’ Aline gowns of crept*, trimmed with white lace, were in bint* and yellow, respectively. Each attendant wore a floral headpiece and carried a bouquet of light blue carnations and yellow daisies Serving as best man was Mark Yer Steegt Groomsmen were Denny Rhodes, Jim Mclnerney and John Kercheval, the bridegroom s brother Seating guests were Tim Pollock, the bride's brother, and Danny ( hrystal Brett Pollock, another brother. was candlelighter After the ceremony a reception for 250 guests was given at the church * * A On return from a brief wedding trip, the new Mr and Mrs. Kercheval will be at home in Cedar Falls where they are students at the University of Northern Iowa. The Mrs. Kercheval bride is affiliated with Alpha Delta Pi sorority The bridegroom has been a student at the United States naval academy in Annapolis, Md Saturday evening, a re- I hearsal dinner was given bv I the bridegroom s parents at j Van De Venters Steak House in Vinton. Bridal Showers Fete Miss Pamela Utt Miss Pamela Utt. daughter of Mr and Mrs. Billy Utt of 12112 Fifteenth street SIV will be honored at a personal bridal shower Wednesday at 7 o'clock at the home of Miss DeFlta Wilson. 440 ('arter street NYV Miss Wilson arid Miss Kathy Johnson are hostesses for the event Twenty guests will share the courtesy. Miss Utt is the Sept 7 bride-elect of Craig Nelson, son of Mr and Mrs Marvin Nelson, 662 V alley Brook drive SF Ten guests shared the courtesy of a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday afternoon in honor of Miss Utt Hostesses were Mrs Richard Utt, 4225 Council street NE, and Mrs Richard Frye Women Linda Himes Becomes Bride ROCK ISLAND. Ill - Linda Marie Himes, 2325 Fifth avenue, Marion, Iowa, was married to Roger Leroy Arp of Quasqueton. Iowa. Monday in an ll o’clock ceremony at Memorial Heights Union Methodist church. The Rev. Raymond Kruntz officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mrs Donald Mussman, 1092 Third street, and Glenn La-cock, I KK) Tenth avenue*, both of Marion The bridegroom s parents are Mr and Mrs Leroy Arp of Quasqueton. The bride was attired in a j street-length dress of mint j green and white She carried j pink and white carnations A delayed reception is 1 planned for 30 guests Saturday ; at the Indian House restaurant j in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ★ it it Following a brief wedding trip, the couple will reside at I the Fifth avenue address in I Marion. The bride is employed by Collins Radio Co. I and the bridegroom by Quaker [ Oats. ability to pay are taken care of through the National Founda-tion-Vlarch of Dimes. Mrs. Murphy must record every drop and crumb that goes into April’s mouth “I just have to play the part of a mother harder — pay more attention to my job.” Features BRIDAL SHOWER HONORS AUGUST BRIDE-ELECT Miss Gail Parr. 135 Twentieth avenue SVW was honored at a personal bridal shower Monday evening at 8 The shower, co-hosted by Miss Lynne Parr and Mrs Carol Rausch, was given at the home of the bride-elect s mother. Mrs Joseph F’arr, 751 Gateway street NE. Fourteen guests shared the courtesy extended Miss Parr, Aug 24 bride-elect of Melvin Baker, son of the Walter Bakers of PMM Wiley boulevard NVY Bridge ON THIS RATE in Ullin Cuban Premier Fidel Castro announced the expropriation of all U S ow lied companies in (ti Ila The Shufflers Winners of the rubber game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were North-south — Mrs Jerry El-sea and Mrs Dale Kueter, first, and Mrs Ken Touro and Mrs John McCallum, second; j east-west — Mrs Jeffrey I Stanley and Mrs Albert I Soukup. jr . first, and Mrs | Maurice Mowrer arid Mrs Richard Harken, second I Over all winners were Mrs Elsea and Mrs Kueter The next game is scheduled Mon-1 dav at 9 a rn at 'he church Hair ( are far Young Adults Professional! * B°d> Perms y • Hair (oloring • Styling PEl/S Brattle Salon )our hull Sen it't* Salon 112 2Vtb Street, NL • .'IGI-1 IGI BLOWN-IN MINERAL WOOL INSULATION FHA APPROVED-5 YEAR FINANCING AVAILABLE GREAT PLAINS GAS Insulation Dept. I IQI Second Ave. S.I. Termite rustlers are active in this territory. let us go after these varmints For Free Inspection Call 363-1676 INSECT CONTROL SPECIALISTS Locally Owned and Operated Since 1948 ISIS MT. VERNON ROAD SE The Jensons Enroute to Storm Lake ALBURNETT - The Rev Uirry Holder performed the 2 o’clock ceremony Saturday uniting in marriage Miss Eileen Flitsch and Richard (I Jenson The ceremony took place at the First United Methodist church Parents of the bridal couple are Mr and Mrs (' VV Flitsch of Alburnett and Mr and Mrs Glenn J. Jenson of Bode. Pearls and sequins accented the bride's gown of rosepoint lace over satin which was styled with a flounce at the hemline of the skirt and chapel train A Juliet cap held her eathedral-length veil and she carried a bouquet of stephan-otis. Honor attendants were Mrs Benton Welch, sister of the bride, and Kevin Vige. The matron of honor’s gown of floral print organza over satin featured a U-shaped neckline trimmed with lace. She wore a blue picture hat and held a basket of daisies and mums. A reception was given at the church after the ceremony. it it it After a wedding trip to Storm Lake the couple will make their home in Lytton where both are employed as teachers. Both were graduated from Iowa State university Denise Timberlake Wed KANSAS CITY. Mo. -Nuptial vows were exchanged Sunday by Miss Denise Marie Timberlake and Donald Lewis Sills of St. Joseph. Mo., son of Mr and Mrs Neil R Sills, 64(1 Fourth avenue, Marion, Iowa. The 7 o’clock ceremony was performed at the Holy Cross Lutheran church by the Rev. Francis Roschke. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. John A. Timberlake of Kansas City. Lace applique detailed the bride’s ivory silk organza gown which was styled with a standup collar, long puff sleeves and full skirt accented with accordion pleats. A lace headpiece held her veil and she carried a bouquet of white statice and starflowers in shades of blue. Mrs Sandra New was matron of honor and Sharman Fbert, maid of honor. Nancy Bnzendine was bridesmaid Their gowns of powder blue voile featured Camelot sleeves trimmed with ivory lace. Each attendant wore a light blue nylon net picture hat and held a bouquet similar to that of the bride. Dr. Don Sehwendemann served as hest man and groomsmen were Terry Fygabroad and John Timberlake. jr., brother of the bride. Ushers included Kevin Timberlake, another brother, and Steve Sehwendemann Heidi Sehwendemann and Melissa Timberlake were flower girls. A reception was given at the church following the ceremony. it it it After a wedding trip through the Midwest the couple will reside in St. Joseph where the bride is a student at Missouri Western State college and the bridegroom is employed by Holly Stores. Inc. The bride has been employed by that same company. Mr. Sills was graduated from Northwest Missouri State college in Maryville. A rehearsal dinner was given by the bridegroom's parents Saturday evening at the Modeway motel. . Women’s Golf Jones Park Juniors Winner of the Olive Bassett Memorial tournament Monday was Lorene Klichi. Other winners were; Ann Stolba, medalist; Debbie Zvacek. championship; Kelly Nelson and Julie Miller, tied for first flight, and Debbie Nest, second There will be no regular play Monday due to the Junior Girls city invitational. A hest shot tournament is planned later in the week and a handicap tournament is scheduled Aug 19 All girls must have 5 scores or more in the book to Im* eligible Fourteen girls played Monday. Indian (reek Juniors Twenty-two girls participated in the club championship Monday. Two-hole winners were Jody Howell, first; Leah Hingtgen. second, and Susie Savold, third Five-hole winners were Joanne Botkin, first, and Shari J ilka and Mary Thinnes. tied for second with Shari winning the playoff Nine-hole winners were Sheila Jilka, first; Beth Hingtgen, second, and Kathy May, third. Leah sank an approach Twin Pines In the final day of play Monday. winners were: Suzanne Layher. medalist; Lisa Griffin with Lori Dukes, runnerup, on 6 holes, and Amy Schaefer. 4 holes. Paula Higgins won the prize of the day. Junior girls are to meet Monday morning at 7:45 at the Elmcrest clubhouse for the city Junior Girls tournament MARY ALER HONORED AT BRIDAL SHOWER Mrs Ronald Durr and Mrs Norman Emerson were eo-hostesses at a miscellaneous bridal shower given Monday evening for Miss Mary Aler, Aug 14 bride-elect of Michael Nail, 395 Marion boulevard. Marion, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Nail of Manchester Fifteen guests shared the* courtesy Miss Aler is the daughter of Leo B Aler of (’enter Point. 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NI Phonal 364-41 96 STORI HOURfti I a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Saturday Houri: I a.m. till Noon B) Abigail Van Bun n DEAR ABBY Our 25th wedding anniversary is coming up and my husband offered me a “present” which I don’t know how to take He said, in all seriousness: “I think it’s lime for us to present each other with a week off from our marriage every month ” I didn’t know exactly what he meant, so I asked him to explain it Ile said, ‘ Well, one week out of every month you can do whatever you want, go wherever you please and no questions asked This includes staying out all night and even going out of town if you want to.” And, of course, he wanted the same privilege I said:    “Over my dead body.” Abby. I know some people have this kind of arrangement. hut I think they an* only asking for trouble. What do you think.’ FULL TIME WIFE DEAR EULL: I agree But I wouldn't ha\e put it the way vou did. That s also asking for trouble. it it it DEAR ABBY; My husband owns a motorcycle which he tinkers with quite a hit in our front yard. There is a 14-year-old neighbor girl who has a terrible crush on him and now that school is out, she is over here the minute my husband appears outside to work on his cycle and stays until he conies inside. All the neighbors have commented on how this dopey kid moons over my husband. My husband didn t mind so much at first, hut he says now she has become an awful pest He hates to have to hide in the house because of this girl He is really hugged, hut he doesn t want to hurt her feelings. How can I tell her to quit hanging around my husband without appearing jealous’’ JEALOUS DEAR JEALOUS: It wont be easy. Why don’t you tell vour husband that any man who is old enough to ride a motorcycle is old enough to speak for himself? And then let him figure out a way to tell this girl she's hugging him. * ★ ★ DEAR ABBY I am hard of hearing and I rely on lip-reading to understand what others are saying, but when performers cover their lips with the microphone, it is impossible to read their lips Abby, will you do us hard-of-hearing people a sen ice* and ask speakers and entertainers to please be sure their lips can Im* seen, so we can enjoy them, tini? Thank you MRS VV DEAR MRS. W : Consider it done. It’s amazing how we never give a thought to a problem unless ifs our own. isGocIa STRANGER TO YOUR child? He needn t be In the Christian Science Sunday School, children learn that God is not a stranger, but a close friend Through weekly Bible Lessons they learn to turn to His all-embraci love for protection and help They are prepared to meet each day s problems successfully Bring your child to our Sunday School this week We d love to welcome hin CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SUNDAY SCHOOL Services and Sunday Sc hool ai 10:30 Hrs! 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