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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 33

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REPUBLIC Medical World Debates Advisability of TransplaM New York Times Service NEW YORK - The series of recent heart transplant operations has touched off an international debate among doctors on the advisability of such drastic surgery on humans without more research into the body's ability to accept another person's organs. Several surgeons and medical researchers say the survival rate in animal heart transplant experiments has been low. They also caution that there still is no clearly proven way to match tissues of the donor and recipient. A Canadian heart surgeon, Dr. J. 0. Callaghan, of the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, called the human heart transplants "premature." "Until we can type protein and cells," Dr. Callaghan said, "it is unjustified to do technical experiments on living human beings." At a news conference in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the surgeon who pioneered the recent operations, answered: "All I can say is that he's entitled to his opinion and time will tell who is right." "They called the first airplane premature," commented Dr. Felix Rapaport, an associate professor of surgery at the New York University School of Medicine, who specializes in kidney transplants. Dr. Rapaport and several other doe- tors pointed to the improved results in recent kidney operations to indicate the advancing state of knowledge in the field of organ transplantation. The survival rate in human kidney transplants between unrelated persons has risen in the last two years from 20 per cent to about 65 per cent. Much of the debate centers on the so- called "rejection phenomenon." Do surgeons know enough about it to risk trans- Chertkoo as hailing Dr. Barnard's planting the human heart? In the Soviet Union, doctors have been quoted by the Moscow newspaper Pravda as saying they have not tried any human heart transplants because they have not found a way of overcoming tissue incompatibility. Two Soviet doctors joined in criticizing Dr. Barnard's transplants as premature. But Pravda quoted Dr. Yosef "huge success" as proving "that the foreign heart can work as well as one's own." While praising the heart transplant surgeons, several doctors expressed concern that the publicity surrounding the operations may give false hone to mfmorw. "This is a high-risk procedure," said Dr. Richard P. Lower of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, who has conducted numerous experiments transplanting the hearts of dogs. "There is a serious threat or rejection and therefore the procedure ought to be reserved for otherwise desperate cases." THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC Gold Samples Tailed Off, Friday, January 12, 1968 Page 15 Don Dedera Witness Says Cacti for Christmas Dinner, Pittsburgh Newspaper Claims W here but in America, says the Office Grouch, "can the wife of a mere captain in the Marine Corps be named one of the World's Best Dressed Women?" * He * HATE COMPUTERS CLUB This sign has been painted in the windows of McClintock Hall at ASU, and coeds are joining by signing their names on the panes. Their general objection is that the computer has made them "nothing but statistics." Just wait until they graduate and subscribe to Time Magazine, and the computer names them MD0999- 50E90T585001 ____ * * « Andy Chuka Sr., who is old enough to know, is passing a card stating, "The woman who constantly interrupts a man's conversation is either already married or never will be." CAN SOMEONE, somewhere tell us how this item came to be published on the Travel Page of the Pittsburgh Press? "ARIZONA TOURISTS EAT CACTI FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER. If the turkey isn't quite as tasty as you like it for Christmas dinner, or the cranberries a little too tart or the mashed potatoes a little lumpy, be grateful you are not chewing on cactus, or nibbling rattlesnake tid-bits or sipping agave soup. "These are some of the culinary 'treats' that may be offered some of the holiday travelers through Coming o Sunday Master Plan For Education Reporter Charlotte Buchen outlines high level recommendations for Arizona's education future in Sunday's Arizona Republic. Doctoral Growth Pulsating at ASU Arizona State University aims for room at the top in granting doctorates, reports staff writer Jerry Eaton. A Beefy Bovine Called Barsona Farm Editor Robert Thomas reports on a hearty new breed of beef cattle developed in Arizona for arid Southwestern ranges. New Casaba Courts Up to State Solons Legislative reaction to new gyms at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona is analyzed in the Sports Page. I ou Cannot Run From Bad Credit Staff writer James E. Cook explains the function of the Phoenix Credit Bureau in ARIZONA, The Republic's Sunday magazine. England's Twiggy Tells It Straight The amusing autobiography of the 17-year-old model who tried to make girlish curves unpopular begins Sunday in Women's Forum. Phoenix Skyline: Puns and Plaudils Phoenix business structures are evaluated as to form and function by reporter Mary Lconhard in Sun Living Section. Arizona. Even some who probably could have turkey with the trimmings. "NOR ARE the cacti (especially prickly pear), ironwood beans and the like survival food for those tourists who get lost in the desert or stranded on Superstition Mountain. ". . . For instance a full course Christmas dinner could start with rattlesnake tidbits (which is better than it sounds, I have been told) followed immediately by agave soup (I'm not sure of this one), then continue with baked young cottontail rabbit or breast of quail (a real delicacy), prickly pear casserole, ironwood beans, saguaro tarts and jojoba nuts." Somebody ought to tell the Pittsburg Press that Arizonans do not gather that kind of food, since the Apaches are still on the warpath. * * Hi AUNT BESS wonders if you've noticed how many things you can get free at the bank, if you have enough money to start with. * * * A number of businesses around the Valley have received a brazen IBM-type-card billing for $67 to insure "a listing in the directory." Just before writing their checks, some businessmen read the fine print and realized this was NOT a billing for the Yellow Pages in the telephone company, but some kind of a company-listing publication in Tarzana, Calif. # * * BLAME TOM ADEN, Phoenix bureau chief of the Associated Press, for this one: In Boston, a man answers a knock at his door. The stranger says, "I'm the strangler." And the husband turns to his wife, and says, "Somebody to see you honey." The next night, same door, same knock, same husband, same stranger. "I'm the Boston strangler," says the visitor. "I'm sorry," says the husband. "I gave last night." By ALBERT J. SITTER Tests made on 8,200 acres of Phoenix- area mining claims in 1961 indicated fabulously rich deposits of gold. But three years later only a smattering of the ore was found in the same places, a government engineer testified yesterday in U.S. District Court. The government's conclusion: There wasn't much gold there in the first place and the ore samples were salted in order to obtain title to the federal land. AS A RESULT of the original tests, showing gold valued at more than $10 per cubic yard at some sites, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued titles for the acreage to Desert Gold Mining Co. in 1962. Now the ELM wants the land back, claiming it was obtained by fraud. For speculative real estate purposes, a government official said, the land probably is worth several million dollars, but what little gold it contains is not worth mining. Desert Gold paid $20,500 to the government on the basis of $2.50 per acre required to patent mining claims. ON THE WITNESS stand throughout most of yesterday, the third day of the nonjury trial before U.S. District Judge Walter E. Craig, was BLM mining engineer Lewis Zentner. Zenter said he was in charge of one of the resampling teams which re-entered the Desert Gold property in 1964 to double-check the original tests. The BLM had waited a year for a federal judge to grant a court order to permit the recheck. In practically all of the new samples, Zentner testified, government experts found no gold or a mere trace of the precious metal. THE MINING engineer described how this crew meticulously conducted the tests and placed the samples under lock and allowed no employes of the mining company to participate in the project. Three years earlier, in the first tests, other witnesses previously testified, BLM engineers were assisted by company agents and they let ore samples stand unguarded for several days on the claim sites before they were checked for gold. IN HIS cross-examination of Zenter, Desert Gold attorney Olgerd W. Kalyna hammered away at the fact that the second samples were not taken from exactly the same spot as the original ones. (Continued on Page 17, Col. 3) EARLY REGISTRANTS — Among the first to register for the Arizona Newspapers Association annual convention yesterday were, from left, Bill Cameron of The Verde Independent, Republic Photo by Yui Conaway Cottonwood, and Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hudson of the Hudson Publishing Co., Show Low. Convention will last through Saturday. $125,000 Banked Here Mystery Man Makes Quick Trip From Las Vegas to Leave Cash By ROBERT MASULLO Six banks in Phoenix and Scottsdale have been enriched by a total of $125,000 from a mysterious depositor, The Arizona Republic has learned. He flew into Phoenix from Las Vegas. From Sky Harbor Airport, he took a taxi from bank to bank. He then returned to the airport and took a Bonanza flight back to Las Vegas at 1:05 p.m. the same day. The depositor, identifying himself as R. Harrison of 4125 Skyline, Carlsbad, Calif., deposited $20,000 each in five banks and $25,000 in another on Dec. 29. WHEN ASKED by at least one bank official about previous banking records he replied, "Do you want the money or don't you?" The bank wanted the money. No other questions were asked. Harrison offered no other information about himself. All deposits were in cash. Harrison is reported to have taken the amount he wanted to deposit out of an attache case in neat bundles of new bills in $1,000, $500 and $100 denominations. ALTHOUGH, as far as is known, Harrison has done nothing illegal, federal authorities are investigating. It is known that he deposited $20,000 in the First National Bank at Scottsdale Road and Main Street, Scottsdale; $20,000 in the Valley National Bank at 20th Street and Camelback, Phoenix, and $25,000 in the Arizona Bank at First Street and Brown Avenue, Scottsdale. Locations of the other three banks ar,e known by the Scottsdale Police Department, the Internal Revenue Service and FBI agents, but they would not disclose them. LAS VEGAS Police Lt. Paul Gulas, contacted by telephone, said his department was asked to do a check on Harrison by federal authorities. He said, "We found Harrison clean. He lias no criminal record and he claims to be a Legitimate businessman. That's all we know." He said his department kept a 24-hour check on Harrison Dec. 29-30, but has clone nothing since then. HE DID NOT know if Harrison was still in Las Vegas. In another telephone interview with Police Capt. W. D. Rossall in Carlsbad, Calif., it was learned that Harrison apparently does not live at the address he gave. Rossall said the local directory showed a Cecil S. and Bernice Travis living at the address Harrison gave. He said this was one of the wealthier sections in the town. Rossall added that his department has not been contacted by federal authorities and that Harrison was completely unknown to anyone in liis department. State Board Malpractice Inquiries Legal: Judge Hearings by the State Board of Medical Examiners into alleged malpractice are constitutional a Superior Court judge ruled yesterday. Judge Morris Rozar handed down his ruling following an in-chambers hearing yesterday at the request of Dr. Siqwin B. Raska of Tombstone. RASKA IS accused by the board of treating a patient for three weeks during 1965 for illnesses Raska knew the I'etrified Forest Reports Visitors Off 6.2% in '67 HOLBROOK-A total or 797,411 persons visited Petrified Forest National Park during 1967, a decrease of 6.2 per cent from 1966 totals. Park officials said during 1967, visitation totals showed a decrease for all months except March and November. fe patient did not have, that lie wrote fraudulent statements concerning that treatment and that on June 1, 1966, he threatened to throw a "known heart patient" out of his office after verbally abusing her. Raska, through his attorney Thomas A. Thode of Bisbee, had asked the court to prohibit a hearing which began at 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Raska contended that any action by the board to place him on probation, revoke or suspend his license or censure him in any respect would be unconstitutional. ROZAR ruled at 1 p.m. after hearing Thode and attorneys Charles Stevens and Howard P. Leibow, special assistants to the attorney general, argue the case. The medical board's hearing and investigation into alleged malpractice by Raska was still in session late last night. Smaller Papers Losing Revenue, Publishers Told Publishers- of small newspapers are losing their share of national advertising budgets because they don't tell advertisers enough about their market, a national advertising executive said yesterday. J. Kay Aldous, administrative assistant of the New York-based American Newspaper Representatives, told a gathering of Arizona publishers and editors that national advertising executives and their agencies need to know more about newspapers than just the circulation totals. ALDOUS SAID that before national advertisers will plunge deeply into the weekly and small daily newspaper field they need to know the spending habits, median family income, occupational categories and other more sophisticated demographics of the papers. Aldous addressed the newspapermen at an afternoon meeting of the Arizona Newspaper Association's annual convention at Hotel Westward Ho. He held out hope for Arizona hometown newspapers garnering a larger share of the national advertising market by participating in a major market research and newspaper readership survey starting in March. Aldous said this was the "first step" toward cornering a larger share of the market. "NATIONAL ADVERTISERS know that home-town newspapers are very well read," he said, "but they need definite documentation as to their advertising effectiveness." Aldous' firm represents more than 7,200 weeklies and 48 small dailies selling national products through advertising. Today's program at the Westward Ho includes the Better Newspapers Contest Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. and a 7 p.m. banquet to name Arizona's master editor-publisher. Entries at Nogales Slide in Decembe r NOGALES— A total of 843,568 persons entered the United States at the Port of Nogales last month, compared to 1,040,443 persons in December 1966, it was announced yesterday. Cars entering the United States last month numbered 172,953, with 271,132 autos coming from Mexico in Dec. 1966. A total of 10,778 persons in 6,433 cars entered Mexico last month, compared to 11,384 persons in 6,062 cars during the same month last year. PEANUTS Republic Pholo GATHERING NAMES — Lawmakers have to scurry around the legislative halls early in the session 10 get cosponsors on bills. Rep. James Shelley, left, watches Rep. Betty Rockwell and Sam Flake sign up. All are Maricopa Republicans^ BEEN \ ' MORE CRABW THIS \ YEAR THAN EVER V RFtrnOP' / VOU VE BEEN CRABBY EYEft ; PAY! (X) W REALIZE THAT? 00 <W REALIZE THAT VOU HAVEN'T MIS5EPA 6IN6LE PAV? NOW WYE JINXEO ME,,. I WAS60INS FOR A MO-HITTER.'

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