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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta, Decembor 14, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD D Gohla: be ready for ivar PREMIER ME1R TEL AVIV (AP) Premier Golda Meir returned from the United States Monday and again warned Israelis to be ready for war with the Arab nations. She refused lo disclose whether she had won any U.b'. promises, during her visit lo resume warplane supplies to Is- rael. She said that after meeting President Nixon, "I had the feeling he knows our situation, understands the problems that rise "I feel matters were clarified, and I hope they will be followed by deeds, and the right conclu- sions." The 73-year-old premier wants the Americans lo resume sup- Warns Israelis plies of Phantom jets to Israel. Sadat offers Russians base NEW YORK (AP) Presi- dent Anwar S'adat says he has promised the Soviet Union con- tinued use of naval facilities for its Mediterranean fleet even after a possible peace settle- ment with Israel, the New York Times reports. Sadat, in an interview with Times correspondent C. L. Sulz- berger in Cairo, is also reported as saying: "I have written lo President Nixon telling him that I will be giving facilities to the Soviet fleet in my harbors on the Medi- terranean because they stood with me in the black hours." He said the United States was tied down to a "secret agree- ment" with Israel It had been arranged during the administra- tion of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and President Nixon was unable to "get himself loose from it." Investigate basketball charges ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) A five-member committee in- vestigate charges by Cornell University's six black varsity basketball players that racial quotas exist for starting assign- ments and playing time during games. The blacks including the team's two top refused to practice or play since last Wednesday. Meanwhile, the team has lost the two games it has played. Cyclists told win or else SYDNEY, Australia (Renter) Australian cycling star Keith Oliver says he was threatened by a Mafia-type organization while competing in a six-day race (here in Montreal. On his return lo Sydney at the weekend, he said that both he and Graeme Gilmore, another Australian star, were warned not to win the race or else they would be in serious trouble. He said it was "virtually a dealh threat" and there was talk thai the thugs were mem- bers of Ihe Mafia a similar organization who had bet a large amount on the race. Oliver said that after finishing fifth in the race, he left Mont- real as soon as he could. Seek meat boost MOSCOW (Reutcr) The So- viet Union aims to increase meat production by one-third 10 an annual Hi million tons by 1975 in an attempl to keep pace with demands. Caution urged in use of aspirin BALTIMORE (Renter) A University of Maryland doctor lias urged caution in the use of aspirin after finding that the common medication can cause heavy bleeding in the intestinal tract. Based on his findings, Dr. Velnon M. Smith, professor of medicine at the university's medical school, said studies should he made lo determine whether aspirin plays any role in heart disease and strokes. In an interview at Baltimore's Mercy Hospital, where he is chief of gastroenterology, Dr. Smith said there is "no doubt" in his mind that aspirin can he "a dangerous drug." "There is certainly far more harm in a couple of aspirin than in a couple of he said. Dr. Smith is not the first doctor to warn against the possible harmful effects of aspirin. Dr. Rene Menguy, professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, advocated last year that the drug be sold only by because it has been known to cause internal bleeding and even death. FDA INTERESTED The federal Food and Drug Administration also has sought special packaging for aspirin to protect children. Aspirin is the most common cause of accidental poisoning in children. Dr. Smith agreed that aspirin should be made a prescription but commented that the restriction would not do much good because doctors would prescribe it widely anyway. It has been known for some time that aspirin can cause erosion in the lining of the intestine that leads lo internal bleeding. This affects relatively few people. Dr. Smith believes aspirin has another side-effect that troubles greater numbers of people. A study he performed at Mercv Hospital showed that out of 100 patients admitted for severe intestinal bleeding had taken or a preparation containing within of the onset of the bleeding. HAS THEORY Dr. Smith believes that aspirin is acting to inhibit a process to "plug" bleeding at an early stage. Platelets-small while cells in the blood necessary for coagulation and come together lo "plug" bleeding, Dr. Smith noted. is well documented in humans that aspirin in very small doses poisons the plate-let's ability to aggregate" MI cases of intestinal bleeding, lie said. "Having lost the normal plug, an insignificant amount of bleeding may become he noted. Dr. Smith said many persons have a small amount of intestinal as little as a drop or a each day caused by a lesion that is undc-tcctable by conventional x-rav analysis. It is in cases like these where aspirin may act to prolong the bleeding and possiblv hospital treatment, he said. KINDS 29 CASES By using fibre-optic examination of Ihe 100 patients in his study, Dr. Smith found that in only 29 cases was the bleeding caused by Aspirin-induced erosion of the intestinal lining. In the remaining cases, he said, the sile of the bleeding was found lo be small lesions. While the evidence is Dr. Smillic said it "places the burden on those who say there is no interaction" between aspirin and platelet poisoning. Dr. Smith also noted that cor-o n a r y a major share of heart is often caused by a minute hemorrhage which causes fatty deposits lining the arterial wall to swell and block blood flow in the vessel. Aspirin could be a factor in this hemorrhage, he .speculated. Me also suggested that aspirin may play a role in excessive or irregular menstrual bleeding and noted that a common patented remedy for this condition contains aspirin. Dr. Smith said a single aspirin tablet is enough lo poison the body's circulating platelets and keep them out of aclion for from four to seven days. He noted that most brain hemorrhages are caused by a spontaneous rupture of a small blood vessel. The body's inabil-itv to heal this rupture lead lo a paralysing stroke, he said. Dr. Smith said he has no data to link aspirin with heart attacks, vaginal bleeding and strokes. Work in this area is badly needed, he said, adding: "I wish someone would do it." higher for Woodward VANCOUVER (CP) Woodward Stores Ltd., announced profits for the first nine months of 1971 of or cents a share, up from or .52' 2 rails a share for the comparable 1370 period. Sales were up for the January through September period of 1971 to from for lire first nine months of 1970. 21, dies al'lcr accident EDMONTON (CP) Valerie Bauer, 21, of Williams Lake, B.C. died in hospital here of injuries received in a traffic accident Dec. 5 near Valemount B.C. Mrs. Bauer's husband, Wayne was killed in the accident. They had been married only five weeks and were returning from a wedding in Valemaunt when His accident MACLEOD CENTRE VILLAGE, LETHBRIDGE THE HANDSOME ONES witii comfort to spare. 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