Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Arkansas Rainmaker Homer Berry fires up his rainmaking equipment one last time to show a photographer how it works. The 68-year-old Berry is closing up shop in North Little Rock and is moving to arid Arizona.
Two Can Play at Game of Vacation Tips
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By Dick West
WASHINGTON (I IM) I have at hand a press release setting forth some lips for persons platinum outdoor v ara finns,
By an odd coincidence, each
handy hint involves lite use of plastic containers Odder still, the release was prepared by one of the nation's leading plastic container manufacturers “If you’re heading into the wilderness for a hum stretch, rely on canned and dried foods, packing the latter into airtight (ordainers” is a typical entry As useful as plastic containers may be. these tips don't
cover all the situations that nimbi arise iii Hic wilderness So I felt I should offer up a few additional suggestions See if you can guess what business I iii in
I I iiless you are I tie type I Ital sleeps iii trees, you w ill need something to keep buffaloes from trampling over your bedroll at night
1 ry soaking a newspaper in the oil from a can of atichov ies and set p afire in the middle of your campsite Buffaloes can't stand the smell of arn hovy oil smoke
2 Be prepared for sudden
changes in the weather A sharp temperature drop, for instance, may cause your feet to shrink
That problem can be over come by stuffing wads of newspapers in the toes of your shoes until your feet return to normal size
3. Going out bareheaded in the noonday sun can bring oil heat prostration
That danger can be avoided by folding a sheet of newspaper into tile shape of a hat and rearing it anytime von find
Vaccine Developed To Ward Off Cat-Killer
I here an* numerous ways to catch fish — as any angler, amateur or professional, will tell you Five methods of bringing in the finny characters have been depicted by Togo on a new set of stamps to publicize the prowess of their local inhabitants The stamps show the proper use of a fish net in hauling the catch to shore, throwing a fish net from a small boat, how to set a fish trap, catching fish with a simple line and catching fish with a basket. A souvenir sheet illustrating different methods was also issued.
Another set ut stamps was issued by Togo showing horses in four different scenes. Two of the stamps show men riding horses in the field. One features an attendant preparing horses for riders The fourth depicts a horse going over a hurdle.
It is interesting to note that all the stamps in these two sets were designed and printed in Israel.
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< ollectors of I S. stamps have been receiving an aburffl-anee of information in recent weeks on how to obtain new issues.'-first-day covers and other philatelic items. In addition to providing stamp columnists and publications with the latest information from
WwkiiftM, DX., the U.S. postal service has initiated an all-out advertising and promotion campaign to the tune of Si million to get a bigger share of the stamp market.
An advertising agency has been hired to do the big job of selling stamps. National magazines and telev ision are being used heavily in the campaign. Faeh 30-second TV s|xit begins with live action, mostly of historical significance The commercials end with “Your Post Office the place to discover the fun of stamp collecting
lf the ad campaign is successful in selling more stamps, then perhaps the postal service will hire an agency to tell them how to deliver mail more rapidly and how to operate more efficiently
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Vatican City has issued a
beautiful triptych (three stamps combined to portray one scene) commemorating tin1 700th anniversary of the death of St Thomas Aquinas The center stamp is larger than the flanking two. The main design is copied from a panel painting iii the library of the Convent of St. Mark iii Florence
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Canada has announced
changes iii its stamp program Hie multicultural series originally calling for two K-cent stamps honoring early settlers of the western provinces to coincide with the centenary of the Mennonite settlement iii Manitoba, will only be one K-t’cuter Another 8-cent stamp will be issued in November to hull the scientific contributions made by immigrants to ( anda
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\atiean City has issued two stamps on behalf ol tin' I PC centenary One stamp shows
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Noah’s Ark with rainbow and dove with olive branch. The second stamp has a scene of sheep drinking water from a mountain stream.
From the faraway Fiji Islands comes a set of four stamps honoring the CPC The 3-cents show a postman; 8-ceiits depicts the loading of mail on a ship; 30-cents pictures a Fijian post office and the 50-cent stamp highlights a modern plane carrying mail
Gibraltar's three stamps for the CPC anniversary show a trio of postboxes — Victorian style. Georgian and modern.
I) FN VFH (CPI) - A new vacc ine has been developed that prevents a disease tlicit is one of the most common killers of eats.
Officials of Pittman-Moore. Inc., announced perfection of a vaccine against feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), called the most severe upper respiratory disease among eats and often likened to the common cold in humans.
The announcement was made iii conjunction wuh the 11 Itll annual convention of tin’ American Veterinary Medical Assn. by Dr. James Bittie, Pittman-Moore v ice-prcsident for research and the man largely responsible for development of the vaccine.
“Heretofore this serious bilection has been unpreventable,” he said “But now, with this major medical breakthrough and the development of our FVR vaccine, healthy cats and kittens can be protected.”
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Bittie said work on the vaccine was begun in KGS when it became apparent that protection against the disease did not exist,
“The problems w ith FVR are its difficulty to diagnose and its frequency,” said Bittie. Ile said nearly half the respiratory infections treated by veterinarians might be due to FVR but positive diagnosis without extensive laboratory tests was almost impossible.
“It can be transmitted from a tom to a female or from att adjacent animal at a cat show
or a kennel.” he said. “And a cat infected with FVR can go on infecting other animals for up to a year.”
Bittie said the incidence of mortality . especially among kittens and younger cats, often ran as high as all percent. Once the disease is contracted, there is no effective treatment.
Symptoms include watery discharges from the eyes and nose, sneezing and general discomfort After a week. the animal either recovers or progresses to the chronic stage* which includes high temperature, loss of appetite and clogging of the sinuses.
Bittie said FVR could also produce skin or eye lesions and, iii younger animals, often infects other organs, especially the liver.
Stressing that a cat which survives an attack of FX R does not develop permanent immunity, Bittie said veterinarians were now being asked to include the vaccine in an annual series of shots.
“Our success against FVR, or herpes virus as it is also called, is welcome news to cat fanciers throughout the world," Bittie said. “We are also continuing to work on other feline respiratory ailments which fortunately are not nearly so dangerous and which rarely have fatal results.”
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yourself passing out every few minutes 4 Many an outdoor vacation has been marred because sn much time was spent fending off crocodiles,
These pesky creatures are particularly annoy ing when one is boating, all the more sn because they do not respond to ordinary discouragement, such as hemg whacked with a canoe paddle
Fortunately for the jolly boatman, however, crocodiles have tender snout tips Before leaving shore, roll a newspaper into a cudgel about
as big around as your wrist A sharp rap on the end of tho snout with this blunt instrument is sufficient to repel most crocodiles
5 Nothing spoils an outdoor varation quite so quickly as getting caught iii quicksand. The worse part is. the vacationer disappears without a trace, putting his companions to no end of trouble searching for him.
When veritunrig out from camp alone, always take a sheet of newspaper with you.
Just before you go under, spread it over the top of the quicksand. It will remain on the surface long enough to tip your companions where to look for you
H The first way to carry plastic containers in the wilderness Wrap them in newspapers
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