The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on July 28, 1980 · Page 9
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 9

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, July 28, 1980
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dr. donohue to your good health Surgery can often correct "lazy eye" Dear Dr. Donohue: Our 12-year-old son was born with a defect of "lazy eye." This was not discovered until he was six years old. He would memorize eye charts with his good eye and recite what he had memorized when the bad eye was being examined. We have seen doctors, and the use of a patch over the good eye was suggested. One doctor suggested surgery as a possibility. Is there such surgery? I have heard that the University of Utah in Salt Lake City is quite good in eye surgery. Have I been informed correctly? — Mrs. A.P. I hope I am correct in interpreting what you mean by "lazy eye," You do mean that one eye deviates (wanders) slightly, don't you? Normal infants may have imperfect coordination of eye movement and alignment in the early weeks of life, but proper coordination should be developed within five or six months. If an eye deviates after six months, it should be examined. When the two eyes are not coordinated the result is double vision, the brain tries to compensate by suppressing the vision signals coming in from the affected eye. This leads to am- blyopia, which can cause permanent vision impairment in the bad eye. The patch worn over the good eye is an effort to, in a sense, force the brain to recognize the image coming from the "lazy eye" and prevent amblyopia from occurring. Usually the eye straying is caused by an imbalance of muscles controlling eye movement or by a defect in the nerves controlling those muscles. You do not mention if your son's vision is good in both eyes separately. I cannot say if he would benefit from surgery to correct muscle imbalance. Such surgery is usually done early on, and may have to be in stages until the full correction is made. Your son is not too old for an opinion about this condition. The institution to which you refer is one of several with an excellent reputation in this field. * * * Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 71 years old and recently a doctor in the hospital said I had an ischemic heart. Could you please explain to me what it is? Everyone I ask says it's nothing to worry about. But I am curious. — Mrs. G.D. "Ischemic" (iss-KEY-mee-uh) is a word applied to any part of the body where the blood flow is obstructed. An ischemic ulcer, for example, is one that occurs because of poor circulation to a specific body area. Ischemic heart disease is also known as coronary heart disease or athe- rosclerotic heart disease. More often than not, if you don't like the ring of a medical term there are others from which to choose. Ischemic heart di- •sease is the most common form of heart disease in this country. It means that blood supply to the heart muscle is less than it should be. The vessels are narrowed with fatty deposits. Neither the name nor this description should frighten you. There is much to do to help — no cigarettes, weight reduction if needed, lower consumption of fats and cholesterol and any degree of exercise that you can do comfortably. If I were you I would want to know the degree of ischemia present. * -if * Dear Dr. Donohue: A friend of mine is scheduled for a barium enema test and he had to buy a barium "prep kit." What is that? - P.H.F. The colon has to be free of all fecal matter in preparation for the barium enema (lower gastro-intestinal X-ray). There are many techniques and prep kits to clean the colon for the test. The kits usually contain a laxative and instructions for use of the enema device. Troubled with varicose veins? To make sure you are doing all you can, write to Dr. Donohue, in care of Box 11210, Chicgo, m., 60611, for a copy of his booklet, "How to Deal With Varicose Veins." Enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 50 cents. • Dr. Donohue welcomes reader mail but regrets that, due to the tremendous volume received daily, he is unable to answer individual letters. Hrookville Hotel JJ SINCt IBTO ** • - - BHOOKV1LLE. KANSAS OPEN MONDAYS Until Labor Day ACROSS 1 Nourished 4 Eccentric wheel part 7 Unexpected obstacle 11 Oriental nurse 13 Gold, in Barcelona 14 Miss Home 15 Famous ship 16 Medieval type of short tale 17 Pitcher 18 Drop suddenly 20 A nail 22 Extinct bird 24 Word with rotary or turbine 28 Diatribes 32 Dogma 33 Winglike 34 Party goody 36 — sapiens . 37 Garden flower 39 A palace at Versailles By Eugene Sbeffer 41 Steals (slang) 43 — Kippur 44 Drives into 46 Eskimo boat 50 French novelist 53 Frost 55 Wicked 56 Sacred image 57 Malay gibbon 58 Steak order 59 A throe 60 Chang's brother 61 Born DOWN 1 Winnows 2 Author Ludwig 3 Celtic goddess 4 Mountain pass 5 The Kohl 6 Watered silk 7 Blacksmith's tool 8 Novel 9 Chemical suffix 10 Pikelike fish 12 Found in a piano Avg. solution time: 27 min. 7-28 Answer to Saturday's puzzle. 19 American author 21 Slave or carpenter 23 Append 25 Privy to 26 Verne's captain 27 English school 28 Weakens gradually 29 Talon 30 Hindu queen 31 Hold session 35 A lever 38 An affirmative 40 Debtor's note 42 Show pleasure 45 Scrutinize 47 "The Terrible" 48 River in France 49 Swiss painter 50 Back talk 51 Wood sorrel 52 Weight unit 54 Work unit CRYPTOQUIP '-28 KSPH OPVHKOPV KZP RB UBRSPZ H K 0 V P U V Saturday's Cryptoquip — DID THE AARDVARK ON VACATION HITCH HIS RIDE IN NOAH'S ARK? Today's Cryptoquip clue: H equals D The Cryptoquip is a simple substitution cipher in which each letter used stands for another. If you think that X equals O, U will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words, and words using an apostrophe can give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is accomplished by trial and error. <tj 1980 King Features Syndicate, Inc. THE FAMILY CIRCUS, By Bil Keane 1-26 Copyright 1990 Tht Rtghtw and Trfcgn* Syndkotc, Inc. "Oh, no! The White House is closed Mondays." "Know why, Daddy? It's the day Mrs. Carter hasta do her housecleaning." ravel ftps Worlds of Fun Tickets Available Save $1 off gate price Joyce O«n» Brochures available "Two for One Passports for the Orient Express Still Applicable!" "Our Services are Yours, Free of Clucfe" AHYWHERE TRAVEL in the Sears Center 825-2191 Former Falun School could become apartment building FALUN — The Falun Development Association is looking into the possibility of converting the Falun School building into an apartment complex. Devere Blomberg, of the association, said a survey is being conducted to determine how much interest and support such a project might have. His group,' he said, perfers using the structure for apartments rather than a community building because "there is just simply no demand for a community facility and the cost of maintaining such a facility would be beyond on the means of the community. "An alumnus from Falun, who is an engineer in Salina, examined the building and said it was very solid structurally. That's one of the reasons we want to see something useful done with it." The project calls for the complex to be owned, operated and maintained by a local non-profit corporation. The proposed nine units would have their own heating and air-conditioning systems and contain storage areas. A coin-operated laundry and reinforced concrete storm shelter accessible from within the building also would be included. The units are expected to open next summer if construction can start this fall. "The complex is intended as a mod- The Great Plains The : : Salina I Journal erate-income project," Blomberg said. "It would involve no government grants or loans nor would it be rent subsidized by federal funds." The apartments would be made available for "life-use purchases" by active retired, semi-retired or the employed who are or soon will be 55 years of age. While preparing the study, association members toured an apartment complex at Glen Elder, which is housed in the old high school building. "The apartments in Glen Elder are set up on a rental basis, which this would not be, but we know it is possible," he said. "What happens so many times is farmers retire, selling their farms, and then move into a bigger city. "But what they usually end up doing is trading one set of problems for an- AAarquette Rodeo is on tap MARQUETTE — The third annual Marquette Smoky Valley Rodeo will get underway Friday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. on the local rodeo grounds. The event continues Saturday, again at 8. Featured performer will be Joe Hendrick, a 34-year-old former rodeo contestant, who now has trained animals and entertains audiences with his clown act. His father also was a rodeo clown and contract act performer. The Smoky Valley Saddle Club will sponsor a parade Saturday at 5 p.m. . Entries can be registered with parade chairmen, Mrs. Ted Hawkinson, Conway, or Janis Larson, Little River. Lawrence Spohn, president of the Saddle Club, and others have been busy on the rodeo grounds painting bleachers and installing new fencing. John Warren, Conway, is rodeo chairman. The event is sanctioned by the Central State Rodeo Association. Beloit extends city boundaries BELOIT — After a year of discussion, the Beloit City Council has agreed to annex 500 acres of land into the town. The reason behind the action is to add the area to the city tax rolls. About 52 percent of the annexation is privately-owned. The remainer is controlled by the city, Mitchell County and the Kansas Department of Transportation. In exchange, the city has agreed to provide major services to the territory, including fire and police protection. The move also would require extension of the Beloit sewer system, construction of which is estimated at about $1.75 million. Council members also anticipate an estimated construction cost of $1 million to .extend the city street system into the new area. other by having to maintain their new homes. We know the demand for retirement-type housing is tremendous, so the need for this type of project !is there." : Falun patrons voted in a special election July 1 to close the school before the start of the 1980-81 academic year. Glen Elder wants deputy GLEN ELDER - Glen Elder Mayor Dan Neff wants the Mitchell County Sheriffs Department to add another deputy to its three-man staff and .station the new officer at Glen Elder. , Neff told commissioners his town would pay $6,000 of the deputy's salary; $500 a year for uniforms, provide a police car and contribute $100 a month for gasoline. The county would pick up the remainer of the tab. Neff said Glen Elder has not been able to hire a city police officer and the task is now being done at night by someone who has another full-time job. "We would like to have a trained officer, and not someone who has worked all day and then has to go on duty at night," he said, adding his town wasn't asking for special treatment. The deputy also would be expected to partol the areas of Tipton, Hunter and Cawker City. Sheriff Gary Reiter said his department already is spread thin and that he averages 100 hours a week on the job. If the plan is approved, Reiter said he wanted to make sure three officers remained in Beloit. A new officer probably wouldn't be hired until the first of next year. Have You B*»n Shopping VERNEDA'S Lately? at •27-M31 •WANTED AND BUYING FOR A SPECIAL PREMIUM We have a buyer who has put in an order for 5,000 class rings. We desperately need that order as soon as possible. A SPECIAL PREMIUM on all class rlngs...from High Schools, Colleges, Armed Services, Fraternities, Sororities, Technical Institutes, Organlzations...all class rings will bring an EXTRA HIGH PRICE these2days. Take advantage of thlsoffer. PAYING UP TO $ 00 125~ ALL CASH!!! 5,000 CLASS RINGS NEEDED There are always a lot of people who don't wear their high school rings after they go to college, or women who don't wear their class rings after they get married, or people whose rings no longer fit them. So, Instead of letting those rings be around, bring them In for cash. BUYING' DENTAL GOLD Also Buying Wedding Bands Anything Gold Marked lOK, !4Korl8K Sterling Flatware Tea Sets $7.00 Oz. > BUYING DIAMOND JEWELRY 2 carat plus, diamonds ...$300.00 up per carat 1 carat to 2 carat diamonds .. .$200.00 to $1200 per carat > carat diamonds...$100.00 to$200.00 TOP CASH PRICES U.S. SILVER COINS PAYING 10 TIMES FACE 50« 1964 and Before $5.00 25* 1964 and Before $2.50 10* 1964 and Before $1.00 50* 1965 to 1969 $1.25 GOLD COINS UNDAMAGED VERY FINE OR BETTER 1.00 U.S. GOLD COIN. .$125.00 up 2.50 U.S. GOLD COIN. 3.00 U.S. GOLD COIN. 4.00 U.S. GOLD COIN. 5.00 U.S. GOLD COIN. 10.00 U.S. GOLD COIN . War Nickels 30' 20.00 U.S. GOLD COIN ..$500.00 up BUYING CANADIAN GOLD & SILVER COINS APPOINTMENTS IN HOME OR BANK SALINA HILTON INN 2 DAYS ONLY - Tues. & Wed., ^^30 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. PHONE 827-0461 .$125.00 up .$300.00 up ..$8,000 up .$125.00 up ..$230.00 up

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