Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Feb. 12, 1974
They’ll Do It Every Time
Mrs, growler RAISES THE ROOP WHEN SHE PINOS A SPECK ON A VEGETABLE IN THE SOOPER MART-
But EET A LOP OP THE FRUITS ANR VEGETABLES IN HER FRIPSE" PRY, WILPER ANO WRINKLE?- • •
By Boh Considine
NEW YOUK Four centuries before Christ, Hippocrates observed, “Some pullouts, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.”
He must have had in mind men of the caliber of our family ... ,.
doctor. Arthur Lucas. Dr.I °" "•* h">.
Lucas, who in all probability for a quarter of a century and|you returned.
would have lost his life in the you have never once let us Hare Kind
savagery of Hitler’s Germany, down. j "You took
has practiced medicine in New York since he arrived from his! native land these many years!
Rare Kind of Doctor
tomy. You said that all he need I to what medicine to take for a cd was a high colonic. Well, he particular ailment. Maybe it still has his appendix 20 years I wasn’t cricket, even in those far later. [gone days. But Dad never let
“Then there was the time I limy body down, went to another doctor for a “Canyon imagine very many pain in my hip. You were in druggists doing that today? Not
Israel at the time, as a consul taut to their hospital system. Anyway, the doctor took X-rays
long ago a big foreign particle flew into my eye as I was walk ing
my age, entire personal and family medical history ? It amounted to a whole page of iii formation before the doctor would see me and remove the cinder or whatever it was. I still don't know what my age had lo do with something in my eye!
“As desolate as we are over losing you as a doctor, we are consoled by still having you as * friend, and we hope to .sec* you often. The only thing is that now
down the street and I in I’m afraid of getting sick ai and told me I needed an opera-istinctively went into the nearest having an accident. I was nevei
afraid before, because I always knew you were there and would
waited until drugstore. The druggist only I laughed when I asked if he
could see the particle, and sent make everything all right. We me to an eye doctor in the next hope and pray everything will your own X rays block. Would you believe I had be better for you.
“You were that rare and rap-land cleared up the trouble with to give the nurse or receptionist I “We love you, Dr. Lucas.”
ago. He is the family knows.
kindest man our
NASA Destroys Drug Gives
Stravin,9.,Rocke’ New Life to
Delay Iron Boost In Bread. Flour
CAPE CANAVERAL, Cia (UPI) — A Titan Centaur rocket like those assigned to send un-
(Photos on Picture Pope)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday it is I delaying plans to triple the
ATLANTA (AP) — A new, amount of iron in bread and drug developed by Emory uni- flour so tho agency can hold a manned robot spacecraft to versify scientists that may en- hearing on the controversial search for life on Mars had to able thousands of sufferers of 1SSL1°
he destroyed on its maiden strok multi , , ^ MS) The baking industry lins pro-
flight Monday when its third , , . , , . posed the move in response to
stage failed to ignite. and cerebral palsy to lead near-;dietary studies showing softie
The 115-foot-high rocket normal lives has received of-Americans, particularly women, leaped spectacularly from its ficial approval from the U S. don't get enough iron. The inpad at 8:48 a.m. CDT but the Food and Drug Administration. I crease has been opposed by doc-space agency announced 17 dantrolene sodium.
[relieves .spasticity, which stems from overactivity of the muscles. The overactivity is caused by nerve impulses from damaged centers of the central nervous jsystem, a result mainly of crip-
m*, ^ . .. , pling diseases and injuries
Titan-Centaur combination and
idly disappearing breed of doc-1 one shot of something or other, tor who will come in the middle You were the rare kind who reef the night in case of emer- ®Hy cares about his patients, Igency, and how often you did and helps with the psychological Serious Illness ' just that for us. Even for friends as well as the physical problems
Last week we received a let-land relatives of ours you didn’t I that arise in a family. As you ter from him announcing in the even know. I’ll never forget are forced to retire, take :om-j calmest of phrases that he must your plowing through a terrible fort from the fact that over the close his office in face of a [snowstorm one night to give my Uon8 years you did your veryj serious illness. It moved my mother an emergency shot of best, far beyond the call of, wife to write to him as follows: insulin. duty, and that you were deeply
“Dear Doctor: “You were also that extreme-1 appreciated.
“We were devastated to learn ly rare breed of doctor who did “It’s sad that doctors like you today that you are retiring be-1 everything possible to prevent and pharmacists like my dad cause of ill health; devastated I the patient’s having an opera-was, are but fading memories of for two reasons. First and fore- tion you considered unncces- a gentler, happier, more trust-! most, because you are ill. sary. Remember the crazy time I ing past. I was brought up in (Somehow, one never thinks of a surgeon and you had an ar- my dad’s drugstore. I re-! one’s doctor ever getting sick.) gument at the foot of Bob’s member people coming to nim And, second, from a selfish bed0 The other doctor insisted viewpoint. To whom can we that he be rushed to the hospital turn now? We’ve leaned on you mmediately for an appcndee-
to have something taken out of their eyes or for a pill to allevi-l ate pain or for a suggestion as1
VISIT The Office of Dr. C. R. Kitchen
• Eyes Examined • Glasses Fitted • Contact Lenses
By appointment only
minutes later that the Centaur stage had not ignited, had strayed off course and had been blown up by remote control.
It was a frustrating end for an
$18 million test mission which
.‘S p'iingd^r^dmj'urt,; Eaton laboratories of
tors who fear the additional iron would harm people with certain blood diseases.
Originally, the FDA had told bakers to start putting the increased iron in bread and flour April 15. But FDA Commissioner Alexander Schmidt said! scientific evidence cited bv op-
Vork will produce the drug
craft the booster will launch toward Mars.
There was no immediate explanation of what went wrong.
use, Emory officials
has prompted him hearing set for April
to hold a
Study Computer Job Matching
WASHINGTON (AP> - The labor department took steps Monday to establish a nation-
Plane Collides With Snowmobile
LINWOOD James Tvree
Mich. (AP) of Flint was
plane and the snowmobile than
to the nerves of both the pilot and driver.
I “This drug can release the potential of thousands of people suffering from various crippling disorders and allow them to! lead something approaching aj normal life.” he said.
Dantrolene sodium was origi-1 volved in a not so usual crash in nallv tested on 108 patients at his light plane over the weekend the Georgia Mental Health insti-j — he collided with a snowmo-tute. Dr. John V. Basmajian bile on Saginaw bay. wide computer job bank system says, “Many of the multiple Authorities said the 40-year-
that will match unemployed sclerosis patients we have treat-old Tyree was landing on a workers with available job op- cd with dantrolene sodium said cleared spot marked as a Jand-portunities. it has changed their lives.” ing strip on the frozen bay Sat-
Assistant Labor Secretary Dantrolene sodium acts on the unlay when he saw a snowmo William Kolberg named a 15-muscle fiber, and not on the bile driven by William Rifenbark member panel of manpower ex- central nervous system. The an- of Pinconning headed straight perfs to help implement the pro- ti-spastic drugs which have tor him.
gram They are to submit a been used in the past made pa- Deputies said the accident final report within three tients groggy. caused much less damage to the!
Under the proposed system. “Forget” Watergate job openings would be listed PARKERS BURG. W\ Va
daily by computers in Federal ; (UPI) — Senator Strom Thur---
State Employment Service of- mend (R-S.C ) said Monday rift YEARS AGO — The navy
fices and matched with workers Republican congressional candi- disclosed that the battleship Ok-whose skills, aptitudes and ex- dates deserve to be elected on lahoma, sunk 26 months earlier perience would also be punched their records and should not be at Pearl Harbor, was “once into the computer, Kolberg said, judged by Watergate more afloat.”
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