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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 24, 1967, Tokyo, JapanBody tissues May be replaced 400-yr.-old Man possible scientist says or. Severo Ochoa by Joc Ray Mahon is staff writer Tokyo human beings 400years old Are not beyond the realm of possibility says Ochoa noted american biochemist Nobel prize win Ner. Life already has been pro longed in relation to 20 or 30 years ago said Ochoa who i attending the seventh International Congress of biochemistry in Tokyo this week. Ochoa said that although the artificial heart has not been too successful yet it will eventually be possible to replace a heart for a limited an artificial heart will keep a person alive in definitely is difficult to foresee although it might happen he said. Ochoa said however that a artificial heart alone would not be enough to allow people Tolive for 400 years. He said it probably would be necessary to also replace the body get older get less less functional. Scientist already Are looking into this matter he said. Ochoa professor chair Man of new York University s biochemistry department is on of 4,500 scientists from More than 50 nations who Are attend ing the week Long Congress. He said that people not Only live longer now but also remain Young longer than they did be fore. Thirty years ago someone who was 50 years old was an old Man or an old woman. The Felt it other people could see it. They did t feel As peo ple of corresponding age do to years ago i would have been considered an Oldman the 61-year-old Spanish born scientist earned his medical de Gree in Madrid in 1939 an moved to the United states in 1941. Except for one year anew Orleans he has been with Nyu Ever since. He Kornberg of Stanford University shared the 1959 Nobel prize in Medicine for their work in synthesizing two Basic Chemi cals of life in research on hered two physicians created the nucleic acids Dan rain test tube experiments. Nucleic acids derive their name from the cell nucleus the Basic component of living things. Most of Ochoa s research has dealt with proteins nucleic acids the separation of living cells which he says will give scientists a better understand ing of what causes a particular disease putting them in a bet Ter position to cure or prevent example if we can make a virus we will probably be Able to within the next few years we can get a better idea of curing the virus he said. Ochoa disagrees with a pop ular theory in recent years involving pills As a future substitute for regular meals. He said there is some fantasy in the Pill meals. For example a Pill for a Steak dinner an another Pill for dessert. You have to have vitamins carbohydrates fats proteins in order to have sufficient calories. The Pill meal does t see realistic you d have to have a very very big Pill he said. Ochoa is one of five Nobel prize winners attending the Congress held every third yearn a world wide scale to Exchange biochemical ideas an theories. Other prize winners include americans f. A. Lipman of Rockefeller University k. of Harvard University Feodor Lynen of West Germany Hugo theorell of Sweden Russia s a. I. Oparin. Do. Hop scheduled of Naha Naha Okinawa is then aha Uso will hold . J. Hop at 8 15 . Friday. A water Melon eating contest is planned As the intermission time feature. Saturday at 1 30 ., us takes on Sokiran service club in the Island wide Pool de Francais meets at 2 . And 3 . A table Tennis tournament i scheduled saturday at 7 30 . And a karate demonstration at8 . Sunday the tour bus leaves so at 11 . To go to the obon dance contest featuring Beautiful lanterns varieties of native dishes. International soccer club meets at 2 . Sunday the Pool tournament is at 3 .there will be a Chopstick party featuring free okinawan food at6 . And cheese charades at 7 . Dance instruction for service men is at 6 30 . Monday there is a contest in the Japa Nese game of go at 8 30 . The Uso basketball Tea will play a local okinawan team at Naha wheel gymnasium at7 30 . Tuesday. Bowling club meets wednes Day at 7 30 . And the Coin club at 8 .aug. 31, conversational Japa Nese i is scheduled at 7 . club meets at 8 . To talk about freezing a solid answer to Ponce de Leon s Fountain of youth the Uso is located on Koku Sai Street in downtown Naha City. Clark labor dispute settled peacefully rough to Cross on a dark nig if an infantryman of a co., 2nd bn., 35th inf., cautiously walk across a Bridge while on patrol North of due Pho Vietnam where the 3rd brigade 25th inf. Div. Is operating. Usa marines push officer boosts is Washington Bureau Washington the Marine corps will promote twice As Many captains to major an considerably More majors will Advance to lieutenant colonel this year than originally planned the defense department announced. Selection boards meeting this summer will result in the pro motion of 802 new lieutenant colonels about 1,040 new majors by the end of the current fiscal year june 30,1968. Earlier promotion targets would have meant Only 340 new lieutenant colonels 693 new were authorized by Navy Secretary Paul r. Ignatius under the temporary promotion Law because of the Marine corp buildup since 1965 the in creased need for Field Grad officers. Marine officials Point out that in some cases captains Are now serving in major billets majors Are filling lieutenant colonel billets lieutenant colonels Are occupying colonel s positions. Promotion speedup will provide these men with the rank pay prestige commensurate with the posts the Yare now filling they said. Selection boards to consider majors for promotion Are now in session Here while the boar to consider captains for promo Tion to major will meet Early in september. Marine strength now stands Atmore than 285,000 officers enlisted men. Is Philippines Bureau Clark a a one Day Labo dispute Here has ended without serious incident air Force officials said tuesday. An air Force spokesman said demonstrations picketing near the base s entrances began around Midnight sunday ended peacefully by 9 . Mon Day. The strike began when the local filipino civilian employees association Flea demanded reinstatement of 131 mess Hall busboys whose Job Shad been terminated by base officials. The Union charged that the base had hired a contract ing Agency from Manila to fill the vacant jobs. The air Force spokesman said the contested jobs had been terminated entirely because fund for their wages derived from voluntary $2 per month donations by mess Hall patrons had become inadequate to pay the salaries. He said there had been 3 suspects in burglars a Okinawa Bureau Futema Okinawa futemma police apprehended three okinawan tuesday on suspicion of breaking into the coca cola Plant office sunday taking several thousand dollars in Cash checks from a Safe. Following the arrests police retrieved $7,550, part of it hidden in a Roadside Metal drum at suspect s Home in Mac Hinato part in a Bowling Alley inn aha. Investigators said one of the three a 19-year-old youth was a former employee of coca said he admitted sunday s burglary another one i which $4,500 was stolen from the same firm. He was not identified. The two others arrested wer Tsutomu Tamaki a 20-year-old bartender in Naha an 18-year-old youth from Mac Hinato who was not identified. Early reports had said the Money stolen was estimated at $10,000 but later investigation revealed it amounted to $8,200. No Effort to fill the jobs with another source of Between base Union philippine government officials were held Friday in an attempt to head of the strike. The air Force spokesman said that during the meetings col. Phillip Rawlins base commander said Many of the contested employees had been fitted int jobs elsewhere on the base that the remainder would be Given a Chance at jobs for which they were qualified when open Ings were available. Union president Rex Naza Reno was reported to be Satis fied with the explanation of Why the jobs were terminated that efforts were being made to re employ the persons concerned. Several minor incidents were reported from the main Gate area where picket lines were heaviest monday morning. Filipino nationals were pulled from their cars while attempt ing to Cross picket lines som cars were slightly damaged by thrown objects filipin wives of american servicemen were prevented from entering the base by demonstrators until it was proven they were no employees of the base. Demonstrators were also re ported to have turned Back one Large trailer truck with a ship ment for the base when it tried to pass their 1,000 persons were milling around the main Gate area Early monday morning but the air Force spokesman said very few of these were demonstrators. He said that most of the crowd were base employees being prevented from entering the base. An unofficial source said that the sign carrying demonstrators were imported from outside the Lark Angeles City area that they were not employees of the base. Or. Officers party Kadena a Okinawa 10 Kadena a s Junior officers Council will sponsor a Pool party at Kadena officers open mess swimming Pool saturday at 8p.m. All Kab Junior officers their guests Are invited. Pacific stars & stripes 7thursday, aug. 24, 1967

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