European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jun 19 1968, Page 16

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 19, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseNes Doy june 19, 1968 the stars and stripes most murmurs Are quite Nocent Page 17 by Henry Marouez staff writer or. Courtney Anthony listens to Little Mark Marquez s heart. Lan Stuhl Germany is a Large percentage of children have heart murmurs states a military cardiologist. Although this is a discomforting thought for parents maj. Courtney l. Anthony the Only paediatrics cardiologist with the . Army in Europe said 50 to 75 per cent of these abnormal sounds of the heart Are so called innocent murmur differ from organic ones in that the former do not impede the Normal activity of a child while the other heart condition usually resulting from a faulty valve or Hole in the Wall be tween cavities in the Organ May have serious effects on health or. Anthony explained. Normally children outgrown innocent murmur with no ill effects. As a child gets older the leaking sound May eventually often Are caused by congenital lesions due to retarded or abnormal develop ment of the heart prior to defects in infants usually occur in the fifth to eight week of a Mother s pregnancy said 75 to 80 per cent of the children i see Here at Thelan Stuhl medical Center have heart defects about 25per cent of them have the in Nocent kind like Mark Here he said. Mark the 5-year-old son of Henry Marquez stars and stripes reporter has Bee checked annually for the last four years at Lan Stuhl and inthe opinion of his parents has received the most competent and professional care Avail Able anywhere in the boy s murmur detected at age 1, has gradually diminished each year until it s now barely . Military de Pendents and those . Logistical support Are sent Here from All Over Europe said Anthony. The Lan Stuhl cardiology doctors see 10 to 15youngsters daily during the three Days a week the clinic i open. Anthony who is one of two paediatrics cardiologists in the army finds great satisfaction in helping youngsters though the Job has its bad moments he said. One never gets accustomed to telling parents the child has Only a few months to replaced the army s other baby heart special Salt. Col. Charles Mullins who is now at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington . Open heart surgery cases Are sent to the states but the Center Here will do temporary and emergency operations and operations outside the heart said Anthony. He s a Model miss who never misses a lesson by Chuck Graham staff writer to popular belief precocious children Are supposed to be obnoxious but that is just of the Many holds into which 11-year-old car i Kan Curach refuses to fit. Fhe Blue eyed Pink cheeked and bashful daughter sgt. . Peter b. Kandrach of the 793rd my in Carmen started tap dancing and Ballet lesson sen she was two and has since become an a a polished student of piano voice Organ accordian and horseback Riding. Tie was a Busy child Model in the United states died music theory at the Jordon school of music Farmen studies violin at Nuernberg conservatory. In Butler University ind., and has won enough prize with her talents to fill a Nice sized room. Many of her trophies and ribbons Are from regional and nation Al music contests sponsored by the american Guild of studying piano and violin at the Nuernberg conservatory of music Carmen has t entered an contests since coming to Germany with her parents but she was on a Christmas television program Las year with Peter Frankenfeld nationally known quiz master. She always wanted to do so Many things said her Mother Anneliese and we always let her Figur ing she would drop some of her interests after so far she has a Well mannered and soft spoken pre teen today Carmen was walking at nine months and toddling around the Yard when she was one year old. She was Reading newspapers and doing simple arithmetic at age were advised to let her grow up naturally and at her own Speed said her Mother. And that s what we be done. Carmen has so much enthusiasm for her music and dancing that we never have to pressure her to practice or go to lessons. Sometimes it s the other Way around. I always take her to her lessons but there Are times when she has to drag me along because i get tired during the Day and she does to mrs. Kan Curach smiled. But even though Carmen s musical talents Aren t in keeping with her age she s All Little girl in most other ways like Loving animals especially horses and dogs. She loves horses so much i think she would be Happy sleeping in the stables with them mrs. Kan Drach said. Kentucky is her favorite state especially the horse country around Carmen s grandparents who live in Mannheim Germany gave their granddaughter a German Shepherd dog that stays at their Home. When we go to Mannheim for a visit says , Carmen disappears. She would t leave her dog to come in and eat if 1 did t Call As for the future Carmen would t say which Are of music she would like to concentrate on in coming years. I Haven t made up my mind yet was her Only Mother revealed though that dancing was the girl s first love and As a toddler of one year or so she would Start dancing every time she heard any music. Today Carmen likes the beat music just like Many teeny weeny hoppers her age. She dances and is an accomplished pianist too

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