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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, Moy 27, 1970 THE WELL. CHILD Bone Marrow Takes Over Removed Spleen's Tasks By WAYNE G. BRANOSTADT, JI.D. Written for Nowsnnjicr Ellin-prises Assn. organ. When it is removed tor spleen was re- moved four years ago. Will not having a spleen affect my general heal'.h? What porposc does the spleen serve? A The spleen has been called a usefull organ we can live without. Knowledge about its Junction is still incomplete, but we have learned that before you are born it is busy produc- ing both red and white blood cells. After you aie born, the bone marrow takes over their production against infection dur- ing the first two years of life. Its permanent task is !o check all your red blood cells and platelets for size, shape and content and destroy the ones that are worn out or defective. The iron in the red cells is routed to the marrow for use in new blood cells. Bacteria poisons and other foreign matter are also filtered out of your blood by the spleen. This organ also acts as a re- servoir for red blood cells and plasma to be poured into your blood stream when replacements are needed. K is this function that makes it possible for you to donate a pint of blood and never miss it although it may take six to eight weeks to build it up again. The chief reason for removal of the spleen is injury to the this reason one's health is not affected because other organs principally the liver take over the functions. In persons wi'.h some disease of the blood, on the other hand, removal of the spleen may be a life saving procedure. Q_I have an enlarged spleen. If I left something heavy, is there any danger my spleen may burtst? Should it be re- moved? A The spleen may become enlarged as a result of such infections as malaria, influe- nza, tuberculosis, diph t h e r i a scarlet fever and smallpox or in such other disease as leu- kemia, pernicious anemia, cir- rhosis of the liver and sarcoid- osis. The danger of i'.s ruptur- ing depends on how fast the underlying disease progresses rather than on wheather you lift heavy objects. Whether your spleen should be removed would depend on the cause, and the opinion of your doc- tor. an epileptic uses pot, barbiturates or LSD, will it harm him more than it would a normal person? A _ Not so far as I know, but why court a known avoidable danger at all? (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Your Horoscope By JEANE DIXON THURSDAY, MAY 28 Your birthday today: Your creative talents come on con- sistently for sever'al months to come. Stronger emotional relationships arise with a broader range of sharing. Your educational efforts are working well and worth all your trouble. Today's natives are usually quick-thinking, restless people. They deal with ideas and intangibles. ARIES (-March 21 April A stroke of good fortune is promised for today, in your marriage or partnership. Move promptly to lake advantage of any opportunity, as it passes swiftly. TAURUS (April 20 May Too much good advice leaves you with the original problem of following your ONTO judgment in material questions. GEMINI (May 21 June Focus on advancement of your career. Seek more attention, ask for a raise if you've earn- ed it. Lots of people are cheer- ing you on. CANCER (June 21 July Your plans and progress over- lap the wishes of others. Be alert to adapt when you need to. The way up is broad enough for all at this point. LEO (July 23 Aug. Gather friendly collaborators Dog Teams Being Replaced By Snowmobiles In North or partners about you, and get well organized and going. Seek assistance, however, on a selec- tive basis. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. You have more support than you may feel you need. Get started promptly setting your affairs to rights; begin with the most recent discrepancies and work back. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. You have a chance to demon- strate both technical and social skills. Press your career inter- ests vigorously, use all avail- able contacts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Seek opportunity today for pro- gress in your special interests. It may be there in some nuance of the situation, with previous- ly unnoticed people actively helping. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. In such a pleasant and pro- ductive day all routines go sinootlily. Find or give a lively party this evening; express yourself! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Collect what is due you. Organize your efforts into pro- jects, and assign priorities. The time is auspicious for starting new enterprises. I AQUARIUS (J an. 20 Feb. Family resources provide encouragement and support for your career-building campaign. Get started in earnest on self- improvement programs. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Everything comes to you now and the rough spots even out. In turn, you must synchronize your work to realize your full potential. 1970, Newsday, Inc. I POINT BARROW, Alaska An Eskimo breadwinner still (4P) Bob Poole, the musher, has to hunt and trap regularly had cause for grief last winter, to feed his family. One of Ws sled dogs was run "With dogs a man over and killed by a snowmo- travel only 35 miles a day, he bile It was insult neaped on in- said. "With a snow machine we iurv And it was inevitable. can range out 100 miles or more The feisty little machines with on a weekend to find game and their ear-splitting engines and could still be home Sunday night. My baneful exhausts have made the own trapline is 40 miles away I king dog team almost as ob- can get there and back the ,.ele as the igloo. same day. I could never do that Homantics might abhor thai with a dog team, fact, but Alaskans find the ma- By the chines have liberated them chorage s to 10.000 snowmobiles. At- wood himself owns a half dozen, as he said, "a whole kennel- Two snowmobile best estimates, citizens An- own from winter isolation and made a friend of the snow. "Too bad this place does not have enough flat space to have these iron lamented the newspaper at Little Diomede, a rock island in the Bering Strait, "for 'we sure can use them here." Most of the Americans to the south who bought snow- mobiles last year got them pri- marily for fun. Point Barrow kids like to race merrily across the tundra too, but here an iron dog is the Arctic version of the family car. Not every Alaskan views snowmobiles lentiy. quite so benevo- Fred Machetanz, perhaps Alaska's most celebrated artist, has roamed the immense state by dog team and sees no need to improve on it. Fred and his wife Sara even went on their honeymoon by dog team. Athick-coated malemut stands guard at the Machetanz log cabin, which they built themselves far off the highway near Palmer1. Dog teams have been the subjects of many Machetanz oils. "I hate to see the old ways Machetanz said. "I'm just thankful I got to see Alaska as it was back in the '30s. That was the romantic period, the end of it, as it turned out. I don't mean to be overly nos- talgic but this country, the way it was really took hold of me. Now many of those qualities that were so alluring are fading away. Dog sleds are one of the more grievous losses." New Act Won't Spoil Fmi Of All Gallivanting Pets ONE'BEEP" IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! CAMPUS Larry Lewis REALLY, PRESIDENT POMP, I HAt> NO IPEA you WERE so SENSITIVE JUST BECAUSE SOME CRITIC CAU.6B YOU A'SPlNELESS ADMINISTRATOR'" NEVER MISS SPEULEfc, OUST S6NI> OHEOFMV PHOTOS TO EACH AUUMNUS' Chic Yonns FORTOE LICEUSE WHAT KIND OF DOS SHE IS BEETLE Mort Walker No Marriage Licence For Two Males MINNEAPOLIS (A P) Clerk of Court Gerald R. Nel- son says lie has "no intention of issuing a marriage li- cence" to two men who made an application. Nelson said he intends to abide by a recommendation of Hennepin County Attorney George Scctt, w h p recom- mended that the licence be denied. Jack Baker, 28, a Univer- sity of Minnesota law student and James McCor.nell, 28, a librarian, soug'ht the licence. Baker said Nelson's decision came as DO surprise. "We expected to go to court right from the said Baker, a past president of Free Fight Repression of Erotic Expression, a campus MANY USES Here, where winter lasts from October to May, snow machines vith sleds attached take the dds to school, haul (lie grocer-es home, deliver the mail, tote he ice for drinking water and ;et the whole family to the 'olar Bear Theatre on Saturday night. On the Steward Peninsula, near Nome, reindeer herders use snowmobiles to chase strays. At Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean, oil workers use them to shuttle from rig to rig. At Kotzebue, the airport limousine is a snowmobile with a dog sled attached. "There's no question that snow machines have made a wtter life up said Eben rlopson, a Point Barrow civic eader. "A cleaner life, too. Barrow is the world's .argest Eskimo village. Can you imagine the. sanitation problem we had with eight to 10 dogs chained at every house? In summer the smell was Hopson explained that employment for nearly every Barrow man is part time or seasonal when it's available at (CP) The man named to administer Ontario's new Animals foi' Research Act says the act isn't going to spoil the pursuits of all gallivanting pets. Dr. R. G. Urquhart has a special understanding toward strays. His pet cat, Boots, took off on a prolonged prowl shortly after the family moved here from Saskatoon. "When we lost Boots in Toronto we did all the usual things like checking with the humane society and they were most he said in an interview. "But 30 days later Boots came home by himself." Family pets don't usually end up in research laboratories, he said, but he added that they should have collars, tags or tattoos. Dr. Urquhart, 32, a veterinarian, was named last week to administer the research act The Bill was introduced in the legislature last February, and immediately brought an outcry from anitna lovers and the Ontario Humane Society. It proposed that pounds turn over stray animals to and medical rcsearcners if owners didn't claim them within 48 hour's. The bill was modified June 30, to stipulate that pounds must keep the animals for at least three days before turning them over to laboratories, or keep them longer if municipal councils require them to do so. Dr. Urquhart said the act-only one of its kind in Canada-is the best in North America. Dr. Urquhart is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, and has worked with the Saskatchewan agriculture department since his graduation in seeKing equal rigms for homosexuals. PEESS NEW YORK (AP) Andrew Cordier, president of Columbia University, says the news media have given the country a wrong impression of campus youth. In a commencement address Sunday at Manhattan College, Cordier said reporters "often seek out every shred of tension, crisis and disruption on campus after campus." He said this plays into the hands of "persons causing disruption and crisis fed on publicity." O BY CHARLES H. GOREN I ft It70: br CtlklM TtibUMl Neither vulnerable. Soulh Jeals. NORTH A6 tflO 0 KQ98752 KUJ WEST EAST A AQJS4Z <2K862 V73 0 J 3 0 A in I 4.8782 SOUTH A 10 7 5 08 4 AIDS The bidding; South West Nortn east 1