The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 32
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12-C Ilnilu Nriita Sunday Morning. September 24, 1978 Livt>s Made Almost Normal THE BILL GUESS Band from Louisiana will appear at The Strand Street Festival '78 and rock the buildings as well as the arts and craft booths Oct. 1. The festival is sponsored by the Strand Merchant Association, with Dick Waterman as executive director. Norweigan-Soviet Relations Low OSLO, Norway (UPI) The recent crash of a Soviet spy plane on the Norwegian Arctic island of Hopen off Spitzbergen is the latest in a string of incidents straining relations between Oslo and Moscow. Norwegian investigators recovered the spy plane's black box recorder which gave details of the plane's last 200 hours in the air. The Soviets demanded it be returned immediately. The Norwe gi ans refused. At first the Norwegians said they would send the recorder to Britain for expert study, but the Soviet ambassador in Oslo raised such a fuss that the Norwegians thought again. They hit upon a compromise. "The flight recorder will be opened and examined in Oslo and later handed over to the Soviet Union," said Foreign Minister Knut Frydenlund. The declson was not very popular with the Norwegian press or the opposition political parties who thought the government should have stuck to its original intention to send the recorder to Britain. The Norwegians did allow Soviet technicians onto Hopen to pick up the plane's debris. The authorities also returned the bodies of the seven dead Soviet airmen, but not before Soviet insistence that the Christian crosses on the coffin lids be removed. Frydenlund stressed the flight recorder was needed to investigate the accident and was not wanted for intelligence purposes. But the tug-of-war in- dicated the recorder could contain useful information to the North American Treaty Organization. The defense command said when the wreck was found that information of interest could be channeled to western countries via the alliance. The plane crash came a day after Norwegian newspapers had publicized that the Soviets had illegally installed a medium-range radar on Spitzbergen and had also built a 1,000-foot runway at their heliport. Just a few weeks before, there were daily reports that Soviet and East bloc ships were violating Norwegian territorial waters which caused the foreign ministry to complain to the Soviets. The government, however, has tried to play down the various frictions, handling them through diplomatic channels rather than in the press. The Soviet Union is among 40 signatories to the 1925 international Spitz- Rasche To Head Organ Guild Here Marjorie Rasche will head the Galveston chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the new season. Those who will serve with her include Peggy McMullen, sub- dean; Pat Creed, secretary; Niels A. Nilson, treasurer; and the Rev. Cecil H. Lang Jr., chaplain. Invitations and brochures of the season's programs have been mailed to former patrons and prospective patrons of Ihe guild. New patrons are invited, and contributions in any amount can be mailed to Thomas J. Smith Jr., 3123 Ave. R, chairman of the patron committee. Since 1944, when the local chapter was organized, it has presented to the Galveston County public organ recitals, choral concerts, and other related musical events for the advancement and improvement of church music in the community, without charge through the generous support of the patrons. Three upcoming organ recitals by well-known organists will be Dr. Kent Nelson, chairman of the organ department of San Jacinto Junior College, in November; Dr. Charles Krigbaum, professor and university organist at Yale University, in January, and Kathleen Thomerson, head of the organ department at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, 111., in February. Other programs to be performed by local organists and choir directors will be announced later, according to Thomas J. Smith Jr., publicity chairman. bergen treaty which gives Norway sovreignty over the Arctic islands. The treaty specified the area must be demilitarized but the signatory countries have the right to mine for coal and explore for other natural resources as long as they obey Norwegian regulations. Spitzbergen is strategically located. It gives the Norwegians — and thus NATO — an excellent vantage position to observe Soviet fleet movements from Mur- mansk. There are indications also of great oil deposits under the Barents Sea and the Soviets and Norwegians have been involved in long negotiations to determine exploration rights. About 2,000 Russians now live in Soviet communities on the island, compared to only 1,000 Norwegians. Statistics indicate both countries mine about the same amount of coal. The two communities usually get along very well and there are annual sports and cultural gatherings. A Soviet research station in Coles Bay is a popular place for Norwegians to drink a toast with their Russian colleagues. See This Sunday's (Salbcstott ^Bnil TV Guide for all The Local TV Listings Doors Opening For Hemophiliacs PROVIDENCE, R.I. (DPI) — For years many males suffering from hemophilia, the hereditary blood disorder known as bleeder's disease, stayed home and shut themselves off from everyday activities. The constant fear that slight injuries or physical or emotional stress could cause bleeding within their bodies kept them from attending school or seeking jobs. Physical damage was often paralleled by emotional and social problems. Now, recent medical advances and a wave of comprehensive treatment programs for hemophiliacs is growing across the country, and unlocking Ihe doors. "Hemophilia used to be such a dismal disease. It was almost a death within life. Now with the concerns of society, and medical advances, we can make these kids almost normal again," said Dr. Peter Smith, director of the hemophilia program at Rhode Island Hospital. The genetic blood disease strikes males but is transmitted by females. Spontaneous hemorrhaging is caused by an abnormally low level of clotting "factor" in their blood. Those with severe hemophilia often bleed into their joints, which can cause crippling. In the past, bleeding episodes meant frantic trips to the hospital at any hour, and sometimes long waits. Treatment delays can cause permanent damage to joints, muscles and nerves. Rhode Island is one of about 21 states which have developed comprehensive treatment programs for hemophiliacs. Classes teach entire families more about the disease and how to cope with it. Patients, or parents in the cases of youngsters, are taught to administer doses of the factor as needed. Besides home care, the program includes specially-trained dentists, bone specialists, social workers and a physical therapist who helps rehabilitate the muscles of patients with joint problems. The Rhode Island effort now serves about 40 hemophiliacs. It started in January after the legislature provided a $50,000 grant to set up the program. The Rhode Island Hemophilia Foundation donated materials and helped locate its victims. Rhode Island Blue Cross agreed to finance the screening, medical exams, lab studies and home care of member patients on a pilot basis. The major breakthrough allowing home care was development of a new form of clotting factor — a freeze-dried blood extract that is injected into me bloodstream after being mixed with sterile water. Twenty years ago, whole blood had to be given by transfusion. Under the new program, patients are taught to recognize the •'tingling feeling" that is an early warning of hemorrhaging. On hospital visits, patients exercise on the grounds and in the swimming pool. The greatest improvement is seen in youngsters. "We encourage normal activities including physical education but no contact sports," said Smith, a pediatrician who specializes in diseases of the blood. Mrs. Frances Barbato of Burrillville says her two hemophiliac sons, Ronald Lindsey, 20, and Andrew, 7, "are trying things now that they wouldn't dare before." Both boys are two years behind their normal grade levels in school because of time lost to treatments. Now in the home care program, both plan to attend school full time this fall. Ronald was hospitalized 50 times before the program started. He hasn't been admitted for treatment since January, plays softball and landed a summer job. "1 can go out now without worrying and do more than sit at home and watch TV," he said. Comprehensive hemophiliac care also holds promise as a way to curb overall health costs — which can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars annually per patient. "Early treatment now means less long-term damage, less crippling," Smith said. "We are already seeing a dramatic drop in the need for hospitalization at a cost of $150 per day. "It has really revitalized the lives of the people affected by hemophilia. Letting families know that they have a responsibility has pulled a lot of them together. "And by getting these awfully intelligent, normal people back into the job market, it will be a savings for society as well." DOWNTOWN Centrol Plaza DESIGNED BY A GYNOCOLIGIST EIBAND'S TAKES A STAND FOR BETTER BREAST HEALTHf MARIE LEWIS MAY MARIE CONSULTANT WILL BE AT EIBAND'S THIS WEEK, MONDAY THRU SATURDAY to properly fit you in the May Marie Bra With breast problems on the increase, women everywhere are turning to the May Marie Bra for the help they need. Designed for better circulation, comfort and proper support without damaging wires and stays. Constructed to hold a woman in the proper way that makes her look and feel better. Helps prevent breast problems and helps minimize discomfort for those with sagging ligaments, surgery, back and shoulder pains, and stretch marks. Helps nursing mothers keep their shape and produce better milk. Come in and see the wonders that May Marie Bra can do for you. 2nd floor, Lingerie DOWNTOWN Central Plaza REGISTER THIS WEEK FOR TWO GRAND PRIZES CUISINART FOOD PROCESSOR '200 VALUE 5-PC. SET CUISINART COOKWARE PLUS CUISINART GOU5MENT COOKBOOK AND SCALE '27.50 VALUE DRAWING SATURDAY SEPT. 30TH THIRD FLOOR IS EONEIDA The siUcrfubc. (>ur \ilvetimiitH m,nk ol cu'cllcncc COMMUNITY STAINLESS 40 PC. SERVICE FOR 8 Quality and value that you can count on. Lifetime warranty by manufacturer. Six patterns to choose from. 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