Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on June 28, 1967 · Page 12
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Wednesday, June 28, 1967
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Idaho Free Press * Cildwell N«ws-Trlbur*, Wednesday, June 28,1967 - A2 'We're Coma »t» fi« Back' Toughest Jungle in Vietnam Held Scene Of Heroic Stand of Alpha's Lost Units Gibbs Draws stjmm^Lmaa^ ^ Sentence Grandma's Cure For Holdup Usually Didn't By VIRGIL KRET DAK-TO, Vietnam (UPI) The padre knell before the piles of blood-stained American uniforms and boots and prayed for the sails of the men who once wore them, But the survivors of Alpha Company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade fingered their weapons and watched the ridgellne to their front. Alpha lost 80 men over there Thursday in seven hair;;. Seventy-five of the dead came from two units now called the lost platoons. Thechaptolndealt with God. The survivors burned to deal with the Communists who did It. "There Isn't much to say. We met a bunch of gooks and got Into a firelight. We'll go back and fight them again," said Sgt. Rickey Sanchez, 22, of Chteo, Calif. Estimate Communist Toll By thalr reckoning, Alpha killed about 415 of the 800 elite North Vietnamese troops who threw themselves, screaming, at the American lines on that rtdgeline Thursday. They had counted only 106 bodies. But the Communists had 27 hours to carry away their dead. Cn the military reports, those seven hours ticked off simply. The 200 Americans were strung out along the ridgellne and below, the two doomed platoons at the base of the steep slope. The four or five Communists they thought they had run Into turned out to be two battalions. The Americans had 600 rounds of ammunition per-man. Down below, at the base of the slope, that wasnjj ehpugtu And the jungie there was tod "thick; 'it absorbed U. S. mortar fire like a sponge. Attack In Force Capt. David B. Milton, 38 of Dallas, Texas, Alpha's commander, said the ordeal came In Vietnam's toughest jungle. "Initially we thought we had run into five or six Viet Cong... . You have no idea of the fights that took place.. .those men took three banzal-type attacks on the first perimeter at the bottom of the slope and we took one on the h 111. The Communists screamed bloody murder when they attacked. "The men vara excellent and there was always somebody In command down there. At one point, I was talking to three Slow Runoff Delays Fill Of Reservoirs BOISE (UPI) - The Bureau of Reclamation said Tuesday that planned flood control operation at its reservoirs in the Northwest will soon be over for the season. Regional Director H.T. Nelson said, "the cool, rainy spring weather has prolonged the spring snowmelt runoff in a number of areas and consequently, reservoir fill in these areas has been delayed." On the Upper Snake River in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho the total inflow to Palisades and Jackson Lake reservoirs is approximately 25,000 cubic feet per second and flic flow Is receding. The total inflow to Anderson Ranch, Arrowrock, and Lucky Peak reservoirs on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho is about 1,100 cubic feet per second and receding slowly. The present flow in the Payette River at Emmett In southwestern Idaho Is 5,500 cubic feet per ;scond out! receding while the inflow to the Little Wood River In southern Idaho Is approximately 700 cubic feet per second--and receding, The bureau said the inflow to Hungry Horse Reservoir on the South Fork of the Flathead in western Montana Is 13,500cubic feet per second while the inflow to Franklin D. Koosevelt Lake behind Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in northeastern Washington is approximately 450,000 cubic feet per second. pfc's on three radios. They had apparently taken over the platoon. "There is no way to convey to the folks back home what they did there. They took on 800 fresh, brand "new North Vietnamese troops and killed wer half of them." Down at the bottom of the slope the scene was "horrifying," said Pfc. John Steer, 18, of Minneapolis, Minn., who pulled wounded men up the MIL "I never dreamed anything like that could be possible," he said. "They'd charge and we'd kill enough of them to make them fall back and they'd hit us again. I think they were all high on pot or dope or something," Sleer said, I looked at tho helmets taken from the de*rt of the lost platoons. There were tell-tale small, nasty holes In them. The Communists executed the American wounded they found. Five men survived the two platoons at the bottom of the MIL All wounded, they crawled info dense brush and waited un- til the Communists had shot the wounded lying In the open and stripped off the food and weapons from the dead and moved off. When the reinforcements came, they found the bodies of the lost units clustered In the defensive positions they fought from until death ended the ordeal at the bottom of the slope. "As soon as our replacements get here, we're going to go back up there and get them," said Pfc. Kenneth Maynard, 18, of Jacksonville, Fla. son warm's FORKAST Computers May Store Medical la formation on [very American The Lighter Side Research May Insects to Suicide By SHEILA MOHAN the doctors In California would Unilfd Press Internationa] be spared a time-consuming WASHINGTON (UPI) -- P hon t call to the patient's doc- The computer may never re- '"' ln New York to check his place a doctor's judgment but records, the government foresees the RIM Is aware some people time when 11 can provide in- would consider the computer an slant medlcnl information on Invasion of privacy. But he every American througli a nasal(i lne individual should be tlonwide network much like free to decide for himself the telephone. whether to take advantage of "I anticipate the day when lne system, selected critical health Infer- Rlk " Predicted computers mation will be stored on every- themselves will be common In one -- much like birth and hospitals within five years and death Information is nowl" wl " be standard equipment said Dr. Arthur Rikli. within the next 10 years. Rikli is assistant to program Computers in Use chief in the division of hos- He said most of the present Pltal arid medical facilities of «0 hospitals with computers TM ^ ° HeaUh SCTV ~ use to* 1 " Io ' accounting or for m JSSf ' S v, 8 ? 0 ^ 118 StorlnB wrltten medlcal «cords $ 10 million a year to help hos- but that some 130 of these hospitals devise medical uses for pjtals anticipate using the com- C T±''h , , ,, « , , , ,, · Wter in'patient care. Severn Public health officials admit hospitals are giving the com- sucn a computer system would puter a trial run in such areas SSrSfSlh^i ,l hey ?/ lhe as l!lb tests - But the - also *« speed with which It would sup- using manual methods as a rln Hfe'cr'ST" C ° UW SS? * "" * """*«« Suppose, for example, that a As far as Rlkll knows, Chll- NejvYorker who became ill in dren'.s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, California was found to need a is the only hospital where pa- certain drugs. The computer tlents are dependent on the system could tell doctors if the computer's medical record The patient had allergies, a history hospital got a head start in of blood irregularities, liver dls- the field four years ago through ease or provide other pertinent a grant from International da !f- Business Machines (IBM). The information might be The hospital relies on the transmitted between cities by computer In the pharmacy, in teletype or closed circuit tele- the lab and for .diets. When a vision. In the example cited, physician needs a drug,- the nurse signals the appropriate medication on a push-button system. In the pharmacy, a computer -controlled keyboard automatically types up the doctor's order. But other hospitals are moving into the field. Massachusetts General in Boston, the University of Texas, Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, Tulane University In Louisiana and others have received Hill- Burton grants to develop computers. The biggest grant to date from Rlkll's department is the $2.5 million awarded last month to the University of Southern California at Los Angeles for a five-year study on uses of the computer to interpret data on such things as blood pressure and blood chemistry, initiate therapeutic measures such as intravenous feeding and even control cardiac pacemakers. The University of Kansas this year received $75,595 for a three-year study of new methods for intensive training of medical personnel in the cave of trauma patients. Under this project, aJl stages of emergency and convalescent treatment of selected patients will be stored on video tape for training purposes. THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE for Classified Ads for quickly, economically securing tenants. Dial 464)7891 45?-4o64 now: SPOKANE (L'PI)-David D. Gibbs, 43, Spokane, hasbeen sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a southside Spokane bank last month. Gibbs, who was captured by police as he left the Lincoln ·Heights Branch of the Old National Bank May 17, entered a plea of guilty June 5 to the charge of taking more than $25,000 from the bank at gunpoint. Federal District Judge Charles Powell imposed the sentence on Gibbs, who was convicted on a similar charge in Pasco In 1S53. That time Gibbs was also captured shortly after thecrime was committed. Gibbs could have been sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison or a $5,000 fine, or both. The sentence will be reviewed by the Federal Board of Prison Terms and Paroles. Mobsters Said in LSD Racket WASHINGTON " (UPI)-A government official told Congress Tuesday "Cosa Nostra- type criminal figures" may be moving inlo the illegal trafficking of LSD. John Finlator, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Bureau of Drug Abuse Control, testified before a House subcommittee that huge profits could be made in the illicit sale of the hallucinogenic drug. As a result, he said, a sophisticated and well organized trade exists. "We have investigative Intelligence that this organization is affiliating with hard-core, Cosa Nostra-type criminal figures," he commented. Finlator testified before a House government operations subcommittee while a Senate business monopoly subcommittee was resuming Its drug hearings. The group is investigating price differences between generic-named drugs and chemically identical but generally more expensive trade name versions. CLASSIFIED^ GET RESULTS By JGSEPHG. MOLNER, M.D. Dear Dr. Molner: What is the best remedy for bladder trouble? Is there such a thing as "the old-fashioned treatments" our ancestors used and lived by? - V. NC E. Everybody has a streak of su- antibiotics. Or the "bladder trouble" may reallybe diabetes, causing frequency, or prostate disease, interfering with flow. No old-fashioned nostrums will correct any of them. But using the right treatment will. So far aslhat goes, theaverage perstitlon, I suppose, and also person has scant way of know- the temptation to engage in wish- ing whether his "bladder trou- ful thinking. People dream of We" Is really thai or is a kid- disturbance. I strongly getting rich in a lottery, or having a rich uncle die, or inventing some gadget tint will make a fortune. We all KNOW it isn't lUtely to happen and that the surer way to success te to work instead of wishing. But we still daydream some of the time. The same thing applies to health. We like to kid ourselves into thinking maybe grandma really had a secret remedy that would cure bunions, boils and galloping consumption. We really know better, though. Most of the home remedies (or the nostrums sold by traveling medicine men) were used for lack of anything that would really help, A lot of patent medicines were alcohol with some herbs to make them smell and taste like medicine. If a man could swallow enough of the mess, he could acquire enough rosy alcoholic glow to make him think he felt better, temporarily. Other nostrums didn't even do that. They just tasted bad. The only sensible way to use medicine is to find out exactly what is wrong and then use a drug which specifically will correct ii. Antibiotics for infections,'Insulin or other medication for diabetes, ant icon vul- saats for convulsive disorders, thyroid extracts for a slow thyroid gland, and so on. These days it is rare if we don't have a dozen or more important discoveries (drugs, ney recommend that youstopdream- ing about home remedies and learn something about the way the kidneys and bladder actually work, and what types of trouble you should look out for. My booklet, "Your Kidneys: Facts You Need to Know About Them," will give you an intelligent background on how lopro- tect yourself. Send 25 cents In coin and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Dr. Molner in-care of this newspaper. Short of cancer or overwhelming destruction of the kidneys by infection, most urinary disorders will yield to proper treatment -- and so will the very serious ailments if diagnosed soon enough. Dear Dr. Molner: Is it safe to use a magnifying glass for very fine print? We are an old couple who can read larger print without difficulty using our regular glasses. -- B. C. No reason why you shouldn't use such a glass. Note to G. 0.: Herpes zoster is another name for the common but most unpleasant ailment, shingles. From your description, I am not at all sure that is your (rouble; have your doctor diagnose it. ^'You Can S t o p Sinus Trouble!" is the title of my booklet explaining what sinus trouble really is, and encour- treatments or operations) inany aging sinussiiffererstodosome- single year, yet by the old trial- thing about if. For a copy anti-error methods of the past, it took centuries to sort out the handful of useful remedies, the few things like belladonna, digitalis, opium, ipecac and so on, from the welter of totally useless concoctions. So now let's answer your appeal for a "remedy for bladder trouble." If the trouble is cys- write (o Dr. Molner in care of · this newspaper, enclosing! long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 20c in coin to cover cost oi printing and handling. Dr. Molner is happy to receive readers' questions, and whenever possible uses tliem in his column, However, due to the great volume of mail re- By DICK WEST _ WASHINGTON (UPI^ -Ever since the first rave-djreller squashed a prehistoric rock bug with his hairy toes, man has sought new and better ways of stamping outlnsects. Production Records Released BRATTLEBORO, Vt, - New food productlonachlevementsfor Idaho Registered Holstein cows have been reported by Holsteln- Frleslan Association of America. The milk and butterfat production records were established under official production testing supervision. Both new state leaders are owned by Oregon Trail Farms, Nampa. The new butterfat record holder for Junior three-year-old Registered" Holstelns milked twice dally in the 305^ay dlvl- si on of the Dairy Herd Improvement Registry Program is Oregon Trail Admiration Btbs 5808843 (VG) with her official 305-day lactation totalllng21,050 pounds of milk and 869 pounds of butterfat. "Babs" was sired by Pabst Admiration 1358647 (EX), a bull that has earned a Silver Medal Type Sire recognition. The previous lactation record for butterfaf in this age group of Registered Holsteins was held by Edroy Pathfinder Carnation 2911133, owned by Roy Eddlemon, Nampa, Oregon Trail Sky Fanny 5781329 has broken a previous all-time state milk record for Junior thri=e-vear-olds milked twice daliy in the 365-day division of this same Program, Her 320-day lactation totalled 22,630 pounds of milk and 689 pounds of butterfat, Ivy Bower Sky Tenor 1387689 (GP), sired "Fanny." Brenda Lee Pamella Skyliner 537732G, owned by William T. Stevens, Meridian, held the previous lactation record for milk in the Junior three-year-old group for Registered Holstelns. "Bibs" and '-Fanny" were bred In th« herd of their present owner," ' Production sampKif, weigh- taf and testing operations were ·upervised by the University of kkhc worklitglncooperatJoawlth fee national Holstein organization. It Is only in the present decade, however, that man has brought the ultimate insecticide within reach. When the history of this epoch is written, much halloing and singing of anthems undoubtedly will be done for the men of the I'.S. Agricultural Research Service, They have forged a chain of developments even more dramatic and far-reaching than the invention of flypaper. The latest breakthrough was reported only last Friday. Trace History To view this achievement in Its proper jewel-like setting we must place It amid some of the other gems of the recent past. We shall then see that the key to modern insect control Is indirection. In other words, the aim is not to overpower them, as in Indian wrestling, but to turn their own strength against them, as in judo. The archetype of this approach is so famfiiir as to require only bare mention. I refer to insect sterilization--the program under which bugs are not killed directly but are rendered Impotent. The premise here Is that a bug incapable of reproducing itself is as good as dead, and maybe better. Much less celebrated, but equally significant, was the report last fall that agricultural researchers had isolated and identified a substance called "juvabione" which will keep certain Insects from developing inlo adults. Vndergrown Bugs ff you grasp the basic concept underlying these events, you are now mentally prepared for the next leap forward, which came to light only a few days ago. Two entymologists discovered that certain chemical agents will deprive tobacco homo- worms of a vital nutrient usually obtained from food. Again the Insect is not directly dispatched. Instead, II becomes a victim of malnutrition. So whither Is this type of research leading? Why, to the ultimate Insecticide. Being sterile, underdeveloped and undernourished, insects will conclude that life Isn't worth living and will do themselves In. tocele, surgery can repair it. ceived daily, Dr. Molner re- If it is a tumor or polyps, they grets he cannot answer letters can be removed. If infection, individually. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Safety, convenience and high rate of return -there's no place like Home for your savings. Accounts at Home Federal Savings are insured to ?15,000 each. You can't find a safer place to save anywhere ! And now you can choose from three high-earning savings plans at Home Federal. Convenient Passbook Accounts now earn 4%%. Incentive Certificates receive 5 C / C earnings, and special Investment Certificates earn S'/iJi. One of these plans should be just right for you. Come in soon and find out. SAVE BY THE 10TH - EARN FROM THE 1ST BOISE- CORNER Of iih AND STATION AMP A-(HOMl OHICI) W4 3rd ST. SO.*CALDWELL~COtNiR Of KIMMIL A

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