Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 17, 1975 · Page 20
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Nampa, Idaho
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Monday, February 17, 1975
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· The Idaho Kree Press The Xews-Tnbune. Monday. February 17.11175 - A-'j 30 Day Precipitation Outlook | from: J To 3 - 1 5 - 7 J Dofa; NATIONAL WIATHER SERVICE Auto dominates in rural America { 30DoyTtmpcrature Outlook Data i NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOAA WASHINGTON (UI'I) - Private cars will be (lie dominant form of transportation in rural America in the foreseeable future, a government study concluded. Uut this leaves a pressing transportation problem for the elderly. Hie handicapped and the poor, who either cannot drive or cannot afford automobiles. Agriculture Department analysts say this problem may grow worse as gasoline prices and the costs of operating automobiles continue to rise. A companion sludy on rural transportation, prepared by tnc National Area Development Institute at Lexington, Ky., predicts that future growth of non- farm industry in rural areas will increase (he need for rural transit systems. The report said lack of transportation is a prime factor in the failure of many rural people to get jobs when new industries open within commuting distance of their homes. The Agriculture Department said NAD1 report's prepared at the request o f . t h e Senate Agriculture Committee, were published recently. Committee members said the studies may lay the groundwork tor future action by Congress. The Agriculture report said although transit systems (or people who cannot use cars arc needed, they probably cannot operate without public subsidy. Competition from cars and the low population density of rural areas has made, public transportation "nearly impossible" in most places, the report said. It said recent tests of systems to fill the gap indicate that even with subsidies they must operate on some kind of "door- to-door" basis. In some cases, the sludy said rural school buses or postal vehicles might be used to help people gel to shopping, medical centers or jobs. It pointed out that in Great Britian, rural residents already can arrange rides with postmen by leaving notes in their mailboxes or telephoning the post office. The study said another possibility, in some cases, might be Potent milestone WASHINGTON (UPI) - The U.S. Patent Office has approved the 10,000th patent for Dow Chemical Co., a welded joint for pressure vessels. The company, eighth in the United States in patents held, took 72 years to obtain its first 5,000 patents, then another 11 years for the next 5,000. a system under which some the person who gels the ca public agencv gives cars (o peo- would be required to give rides pie living in the outer reaches of lo other people to Ihe county seat a rural trading area. In return, or shopping center. Berry's World To monitor glaucoma Ring tests pressure THE NATIONAL WEATHER Service's 30- day outlook for mid-February lo mid-March is for temperatures (o average above season normals west of the Divide and also over western portions of the Great Plains. Below normal averages are indicated from Ihe Upper Mississippi Valley through Ihe Great Lakes to the Northeast. In unspecified areas near normal temperatures are In prospect. Precipitation is expected lo exceed the median amount over the eastern third of (he nation as well ns over the northern border stales and the .N'orth P a c i f i c Coast. Klsewhere, less than the median is indicated, it.'!'! I'hol'jl SALT LAKE CITY (UPI I- A small plastic ring worn on the eye is aiding researchers in the treatment of glaucoma -- the third leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma, characterized by- increasing pressure within the eye, can be treated, but the pressure must he measured. "One of the things researchers must know is how pressure in (he eyeball of a glaucoma patient varies, particularly over a 24-hour cycle," said L. A. Couvillon Jr., engineering director of a University of lilah project. "This might allow better timing of treatment, so that a patient could be given drugs when the pressure reached a certain cyclical high point," he said. Until recently, the pressure was measured by a tonometer-- a probe pressed against the eye. But Couvillon's project has developed a device thai can be worn continually. The system consists of a rubbery plastic ring which is worn on the white part of (he eye under (he eyelids. ' On fine side Is a triangular ex- tonsioh which fits into the inside corner of the eye. It does not interfere with vision. A small pressure guage fits into the extension, which is connected lo a transmitter iaped lo the patient's temple. A radio receiver is placed neat the pa : tient and measures Ihe pressure in Ihe eye. Measurements are taken for a full minute, every ten minutes. Couvillon said the tests on humans will determine if the system is comfortable. He said another syslem could be developed lo fit into eyeglasses, but may be more uncomfortable. He said once a comfortable, non-damaging system is created, it will be tested on glaucoma pa|ients. "The only explanation I have lor my bad mark in arithmetic is 'computer error'!" BART cancels canines OAKLAND (DPI) - The fledgling canine corps formed to protect passengers using Ihe nation's newesl rapid transit system is being disbanded. Directors of the Bay Area Ilapid. Transit (BART) dislricl said She decision lo remove the guard dogs from stations and trains came after official tours of subways in Philadelphia and other eastern cities. While visiting a Philadelphia subway station, a highly trained canine "aggressively came toward members of the board," said Rimer Cooper, a BART vice president. "We were constantly told this would not happen." said Cooper, an opponent of using dogs. "It shocked me." Another board member, John Kirkwood, said he previously favored using dogs but "was struck rather negatively" by what he saw on Ihe trip east. "I am strongly opposed to any further use of canine patrols on BART," he said. PHON'E JCO-7891 or -159 4664 lo place your classified ad. It's fasl, easv economical. Richard Thomas wed in New York HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Richard Thomas, who stars as John Boy in "The Wallons" weekly television series, married Alma Gonzales Friday in New York Cily, a spokesman for the actor announced. The wedding took place at the Central Baptist Church with Dr. Walter Theodore Taylor officiating. It is the firsl marriage for both Thomas and Miss Gonzales, a native of Los Angeles. The ceremony was attended by immediate family and close friehds. The couple will make their home in Los Angefcs. 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