Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 1, 1963 · Page 7
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 7

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, May 1, 1963
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PAGE 8 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY i. 1963 DEVICE CHECKS PHYSICAL STRAIN --AP Wlrepholo Nurse Laura Tyson of Jersey Shore, Pa., and boilermaker Eugene Blome of Boothwyn, Pa., prepare equipment on Blome's chest prior to check of physical strain under actual work conditions in plan of Sun Oil Co. medical staff. Equipment is fastened to worker's body and carries heart impulses to tiny transmitter, held by Blome, which are relayed by radio wave to technicians who record data. Car Overturns; Driver Injured Joseph E. Tope, 26, of 224 E. 1st St., was in satisfactory condition today at Tucson Medical Center after a one- car accident eight miles west of Tucson on Ajo Road, about 4 a.m. yesterday. Hospital authorities said the victim suffered multiple lacer- ations and possible internal injuries. According to the Arizona Highway Patrol, Tope lost control of his westbound auto as he rounded a curve. The vehicle ran off the road, overturned and the driver was thrown out, officers reported. 16-Year-Olfl Clem Murray Dies Funeral services for Clem Milton Murray, 16, a Tucson native, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He died Saturday in Lubbock, Tex., on his birthday. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Odell Bell, of Lubbock; two brothers, Barry Clifford Murray and Samuel Odell Bell; a sister Janice M. Bell, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sims, 1615 W. Speedway. He was educated at Uni versity Heights School, Ut terback Junior High Schoo and Pueblo High School. Palms M o r t u a r y is in charge of arrangements. Science Gains New Weapon To Combat H cart Disease The laborer swinging a heavy sledge; the executive at his desk. Which job, would you say, places the greater strain on the heart? Seeking the answer, scientists in Philadelphia are using a heart-checking technique. Equipment, fastened to a man's body so it in no way interferes with his work, transmits data as he goes about his daily duties. The following outlines this experiment. By RUSSELL LANDSTROM PHILADELPHIA -- (#' -- Is mental tension harder on the heart than heavy physical strain? Which is more likely to increase blood pressure--brain work, especially under stress, or strenuous manual labor? The answers to these and similar questions about man's health in his workaday environment may be assured-in time--by a new technique which has given science another weapon against one of the modern world's chief killers. THIS WEAPON, in use by the Sun Oil Co., is a remote heart-checking technique by means of which a man's heart is tested while he drives a truck, flies an airplane, swings a sledge, climbs stairs, lifts or carries unusual weights. Sun Oil's medical staff, in partnership with a research group at Lankenau Hospital, is completing the first year of a five-year study dealing exclusively with employes engaged in hard labor. Upon completion of this phase ol an even longer range program and after further reassessment of its import, the doctors expect to test white collar employes and make omparisons with the blue col- ar ones. Right now," said Dr. Charles S. Ryan of Sun Oil's medical staff, "we want to concentrate on further defin- ng what we mean by abnormalities. And we want to find out more about the conditions under which these abnormali- :ies show up. What are the determining factors--tension, exercise, a family history of weakness, temperature, humidity, high cholesterol count, leavy smoking, faulty diet, weight? Any one of these, perhaps, or any combination of them." "The standard electrocardiograms have been helpful in determining these factors, but not helpful enough," Ryan continued. "The present tools simply are inadequate to tell us ail that we want to know and need to know. But now we have added another mechanical-electrical factor to give us more information." THE CUSTOMARY cardiogram is recorded while the patient is at rest. The remote test is given while an em- ploye is going about his job. Equipment fastened to the body, and in no way interfering with the man's work, carries heart impulses to a tiny transmitter in the em- ploye's pocket. The impulses are relayed by radio wave to technicians -- some as far away as 500 feet--who supervise the conversion of the impulses to tracings on a chart. So far, Sun Oil's medical division has tested 352 em- ployes, in age groups from 20 to 60, since the program wa: started last June. Of that total, 82 were found to have abnormalities. "We believe that what we have done is statistically sig- nificant," Ryan said. "The ab- being we'll further^ size up normalities uncovered have un significantly higher than with the customary electrocardiogram method. All the same, the full significance of ;he increase can't be determined until typical patterns nave been established. "We deliberately stopped at the 352 figure. We could have gone on testing more men, and we certainly shall go on, in good time. But for the time Further Bracero Cuts Seen PHOENIX -- UP) -- M o s t available farm jobs will be taken by unemployed Arizona residents during the coming harvest season, cutting by 80 per cent the number of U.S. migrant and Mexican national laborers to be hired. The Arizona Farm Placement Department made the prediction yesterday. Farm labor specialist Fred Daniels pointed out there are 28,500 jobless residents. Daniels said better utilization of available labor, more mechanization and the settling of more migrant laborers in Arizona has decreased the need for outside harvesters. Last year 6,000 braceros were employed, but Daniels said the figure will drop to 4,700 this summer. They will be brought in from Mexico to harvest cotton, lettuce, cantaloupe and green onions. PENNEY'S AL.WAYS F I R S T Q U A L I T Y OPEN TILL 9 P.M. Mondays Fridays Penney's annual merry-go-round of the country's latest, greatest fashion buys! Take the scenic-route thru' the biggest dress variety ever gathered under our roof! Don't miss a minute! Just the beginning! Watch for mcrel CHARGE THEM! with your Penney Charge Card... now. a swirl of summer fashion in lovely Pima cotton chiffon what we have done.' MOST OF THE 352 men, when tested, were working in temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees, doing heavy lifting, climbing the equivalent of a three-story building, inside tanks at the company's huge plant at nearby Marcus Hook. The others, though working in more comfortable temperatures, and some of them out- of-doors, put forth nearly as much physical effort. (A similar type of heart test has been conducted by the Bell Telephone Co, among its linemen, who also were examined as they worked aloft.; As an example of the kind of abnormality uncovered by radiocardiogram where none had been detectived before Ryan cited the case of a truck driver, who was astonished to learn that something was wrong. Only by an actual on- the-job test, it was explained, was it possible in this case to show the defect. Detection of the abnormality did not mean the man was no longer able to work. It meant only that reassignment was indicated. Ryan emphasized that many of the other abnormalities were in the same classification, warnings that employes shouldn't be working in certain areas. THE HEART-CHARTING process takes five minutes now. Ryan says that's long enough to determine whether there is an abnormality. Eventually, however, the equipment will be left on longer, perhaps two to three hours, for exhaustive testing. And looking beyond that, Ryan said, the time will come when a person can take home a heart-testing outfit and make use of it there for an indefinite period, later turning it over to a technician for conversion of impulses to tracings on the chart. Nor will distance matter al that future time of refinement of the radiocardiogram method, Ryan said. Tracings will be transmitted by telephone from one part of the country to another, he prophesied, anc by something akin to television; that is, tracings will be flashed on a screen, again over long distances. Not only will tracings show on the screen, but, Ryan thinks like ly, a bell will ring when an abnormality shows up, alert ing the attending technician Soft and beautiful as a summer's d r e a m . Pima cotton chiffon from Penncy's. Delicately trimmed in dyed to match lace and tucking, full sweeping skirts. B. 12 75 soft as a summer's breeze Dacron Polyester for a cool, care-free summer of perfect fashion. Softest pastels, £ ( delicately detailed In tucks or matching lace. Many styles in $1 O95 unique designs for fashion flat- -L tery. summer looks good in a cotton print sun-back for the fun-filled, carefree season of dates, patio parties and vacations . . . vivid cotton print sun- backs from Penney's. Cool and smart in style and price. D. $£95 Wheat Price Program Assailed PHOENIX -- (£-- Arizona Farm Bureau Federation president Marvin Morrison has called for defeat of the Kennedy administration wheat price support program. In a statement issued this week, Morrison said: "We in the Farm Bureau think the real issue is not economics, but freedom. It's a question of whether we farmers want to retain the right to manage our f a r m or whether we want to give away our rights to some planners in Washington." U. S. farmers will vote May 21 on the price support proposal. The program would guarantee $2 per bushel on 80 per cent of the wheat allotted farmers by the Agriculture Department. They would receive $1.30 support on the emaining 20 per cent. The support would be based on a "normal yield" figure established by the department. Morrison said wheat in Arizona sold for an average of $2.10 per bushel last year, so the support would have no effect. Sales Tax Hike Voted In Gotham NEW YORK--UP)--An increase in the city sales tax from 3 to 4 per cent has been approved by the City Council as part of a program to get revenue for a proposed record $3,093,000,000 budget. Mayor Robert F. Wagner, a Democrat who proposed the measure, must hold a public hearing before signing it into law. No date was set for the hearing. The measure--opposed by many business groups--produced stormy debate in the council's finance committee for five hours and for two and a half more hours in the full council before it was approved last night by a vote of 15-6. Four Democrats and two Republicans on the predominantly Democratic council voted against the measure, and two other Democrats abstained. The increased s a l e s tax would raise an estimated $105 million annually. H A V E Y O U S E E N I T Y E T ? It's an exciting exposition of al! that's NEW in homebuilding by Tucson's finest builders! This great annual event brings out the best designs in contemporary, ranch style and traditional homes --all located in one spot for your viewing convenience! Make plans to see it now -bring the family, it's fun! L No charge for admission · APRIL 27 thru MAY 12 Saturdays Noon to 9 p.m. · Sundays H a m to 9 D m · Weekdays 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. ' DESERT PALMS PARK (main entrance) 9001 E. Speedway (Also enfer from north on WrfghWown Road) TUCSON PARADE OF HOMES, INC A Member of Tucson Homebuilders Association

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