The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 22, 1974 · Page 13
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 13

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 22, 1974
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Northern Ireland strike continuing NSP p |anl 9 explosion is reported Milk price plan supported BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - British officials brought more troops into Northern Ireland today and vowed to protect persons who return to work in defiance of a crippling general strike now in its seventh day. The strike already has crimped power supplies and has virtually paralyzed commerce and industry in the British province. A 15,500-man British force in Ulster was bolstered by 500 reinforcements from England in preparation for a showdown with militant Protestants manning 95 barricades across Belfast's major roads. Moderate union leaders called on workers to assemble at two points in East Belfast to march under guard to jobs in two industrial areas, one a giant shipyard. But Sammy Smyth, a Protestant extremist leader, told newsmen: "We will keep the barricades up until the country is on its knees." One strike leader said, "We're not backing off another inch." "The government is not seeking a confrontation, but if it is necessary to take action this will be done," the British secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Merlyn Rees, told parliament Monday. Farmers dumped thousands To Your Good Health By Dr. George C. Thosteson YES, EXERCISE CAN HELP ROUND SHOULDERS of gallons of milk today for want of transport. The few bread stores open in the capital limited buyers to one small loaf. Fruits and vegetables lay rotting in closed grocery stores. The strike leaders are op- l»scd to an agreement signed last year by Britain, the Belfast government and Ireland to give Dublin a limited voice in Ulster affairs. Many Protestants fear that the Council of Ireland which the three governments agreed to set up would be a move toward unity with the predominantly Roman Catholic republic to the south. The extremists called the strike last week to back demands that the proposed council be put to a vote in Ulster, where they are certain it would Ix? defeated. They also want fresh elections to the national assembly in hopes a new assembly would withdraw from the pact. 18-year-old gives thanks Dear Dr. Thosteson: I am a woman, 60, in business. For the last year I have noticed my back is beginning to "round," mostly in the shoulder-blade area. My son has read that if you place a small pillow under your back to sleep on, letting your head hang down, the back would straighten within a year. 1 believe it would be difficult to do this for any number of hours, and my husband thinks it would be harmful letting the blood go down into the head. Would you comment, and if you do not approve would you suggest an exercise that would in time straighten the back?— J.D.R. I doubt if the maneuver with the pillow would do any good, and in any event you doubtless would move in your sleep. Although 1 don't see any danger in it, the point is finding what will help. There are two main possibilities to explain your problem. One is a tendency to slouch as you grow older Paying attention to your posture, plus exercises tc strengthen your shoulder muscles, will help. There is no "best" exercise for this. Pushups, if you are limber enough for that, are excellent for toning up shoulder muscles, but if you don't think you can manage that, any of the simple calisthenics involving your arms and back will help. But you must keep at them, of course. Second possibility, at your age, is osteoporosis, which is a loss of density and strength in the bones. Osteoporosis tends to develop after menopause, from the decrease in female hormones in your system. If this is your trouble, X-rays of the spine would reveal it. Treatment for osteoporosis invloves taking estrogen plus a diet high in calcium and protein, which should arrest the process. Dear Dr. Thosteson: I am 55 and for 40 years I was a heavy consumer of alcoholic beverages. Because of pain in my liver region I discontinued all forms of drinking, bringing some relief. I talked to my doctor but he just doesn't give me any concrete advice. I know that damage to a liver cannot be corrected back to normal but itn't there some vitamin to help the deficiencies?—F.L. With a normal diet and relief from being poisoned (freed from alcohol, that is) a liver has the power to regenerate to some degree — actually to a remarkable degree compared to other organs. The degree of regeneration is unpredictable, which is why your doctors can't tell you much. There are no specific vitamins that will help; just staying away from alcohol and eating sensibly, is your best course. Dear Dr. Thosteson: Is there a preference for natural vitamins over synthetic?—C.E. No, because the chemical structure is identical. Dear Dr. Thosteson: My legs are breaking out pretty bad with varicose veins and they hurt all the time. I get up in the morning and ten minutes later they are hurting. I've tried support stockings and they don't help at all. Is there any special exercise I could do to strengthen my legs? I am 20 years old and weigh 103 pounds. I can't understand having this problem already.—H.L. At your age and at your apparent leanness, I seriously doubt the varicose veins diagnosis you have seemingly made for yourself. Your blood circulation would have to be mighty poor, so bad, in fact, that you should be under a doctor's care. You should have your feet and legs examined by a doctor and get a proper diagnosis, and 1 would be interested in the results. Troubled with varicose veins? To make sure you are doing all you can to relieve the problem, write to Dr. Thosteson in care of this newspaper requesting the booklet, "How To Deal With Varicose Veins," enclosing a long, self-addressed (use zip code), stamped envelope and 25c in coin to cover the cost of printing and handling. Dr. Thosteson welcomes all reader mail, but regrets th at, due to the tremendous volume received daily, he is unable to answer individual letters. Readers' questions corporated in his whenever possible. THOMPSONVIIJ,E, ID. (AP) — "I didn't realize there were so many kind and helpful people in the United States," Angus Gaither, 18, says. Valedictorian of the class of 1974 in this rural southern Illinois town, Gaither managed to study and tend the family's 400-acre farm. He's the sole support of his widowed, invalid mother and his partially paralyzed brother. But he wanted to attend Harvard University without neglecting his family, and he had until Monday to tell Harvard officials whether he'd accept a $5,250-a-year scholarship or remain at home. His quandary became public through news accounts, and within 24 hours, he'd received about 35 phone calls. "Some are just wishing well, some are offering financial contributions," he said Monday. The money will go into a trust fund to support his mother and brother and to hire a nurse or housekeeper while Angus is away at Harvard. He'll lease the farm to a neighbor. Britain says, however, the agreement is not negotiable. Terrorist violence reappeared in Belfast, where the body of an unidentified man who had been shot was found near Shaw's Bridge, a regular dumping ground for the victims of assassinations during almost five years of sectarian killing. A bomb wrecked the home of vacationing Catholic family in Bangor,. northeast of Belfast. Another bomb wrecked seven stores in Castleberg, a rural market town. In Dublin, the death toll from last Friday's bombing incidents rose to 30 Monday when a 20- year-old woman died of her wounds. Bank debit increase revealed MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says bank debits in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area during March increased 23 per cent from the same period last year. The bank debits volume during March was $21,347,298.000, compared with $17,415,398,000 during March 1973. Bank debits are mostly checks written against depositors' accounts and are generally considered an indicator of spending in the area. The debits represent payment for goods, services and debts. They include all debits against checking accounts of individuals, partnerships, and corporations and of states and political subdivisions. They do not include debits to savings accounts of other banks or the U. S. government. In Minnesota, bank debits for March were $23,860,925,000, up 22 per cent over the previous year. In North Dakota, the debits for March were $1,507,123,000, up 26 per cent over March 1973. In South Dakota, the debits were $1,130,447,000, an increase of 15 per cent from the previous year. MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) — A small hydrogen explosion occurred Monday at Northern States Power Company's nuclear generating plant at Monticello. The Region 3 office of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) said there was no injuries and only minor damage to the radioactive off-gas treatment system. While the cause of the incident is still under investigation, NSP officials said they believe the explosion was probably caused by hydrogen in the off-gas system which was ignited by a static electric spark. The resultant explosion repu- tured two seals designed to relieve the pressure in just such an occurrence. There were no releases of radioactive material beyond specified limits, said AEC officials in Chicago, 111. The 545,000-kilowatt boiling water reactor was in start up following a refueling outage prior to the incident. It's expected to resume start up operations within a few days, said the AEC. are m- column EAGLES Supper and Dance AT THE SHIP Saturday, May 25 Roast Beef Supper 6:00 to 8:30 Dance at 9:00 Music by Kounfry Kings For Members and Escorted Guests Only ATTENTION ELKS Saturday, May 25 INITIATION5:30 P.M. DINNER6:30P.M. Serving Prime Ribs in Ballroom $350 Serving Off Menu In Dining Room 6:00 to 10:00 DANCE Music by ARCHIE VIERING George Roelke, E.R. AUCTION! / Block Wuf of Fint Nif'iwl fak in Pvkett Ptsitit SATURDAY, MAY 25 12:30 P.M. Collectors Items & Furniture HAVALAND CHINA SERVING for 10 PLUSH ARM CHAIR UONHEAD & TOE DESIGN -•- GIBSON ELECTRIC STOVE -.r KELVINATOR REFRGERATOR •„- WASHING MACHINE -•- PLUSH CHAIRS •i ZENITH T. V. •i WRITING DESK SECTIONAL DAVENPORT & CHAIR v REED CHAIRS MOST OF THIS FURNITURE IS OLD BUT IN LIKE NEW CONDITION! MANY OTHER PIECES OF FURNITURE! HIGH CREDENZA JADE INLAID HANDLES S FT. MIRROR DINING ROOM SET WITH CHAIRS FROM DENMARK MANY ARTICLES OF LINEN. DISHES, GLASSWARE, SILVERWARE, COOKWARE & OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. FANCY DISHES PICTURE FRAMES TABLES AND STANDS 3 HARDWOOD BEDROOM SETS — SILVERWARE — Property of AMELIA LEIBOLD & LATE DR. H. H. LEIBOLD FRED COLBY — MERCHANTS BANK * TRUST OF FARGO — ADM. By DON KKNDAU, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AFl - A qualified source in the Agriculture Department says there is some sympathy for a request by a dairy producers' group to have the government set a floor price for Class I milk sold in federal marketing order areas. The request was filed with USDA May 10 by the National Milk Producers Federation. It asked the floor be set at $8.15 per hundredweight as part of a formula setting prices for Class 1 milk sold for bottling and other fluid uses. Minimum prices for Class I milk sold under federal marketing orders are not pegged now and are allowed to fluctuate according to the formula based on market prices for manufacturing milk. The federation asked USDA to hold a public hearing on the subject and also asked, as it has before, that the current price- support rate guarantee for manufacturing milk be raised to 90 per cent of parity— S7.47 per hundredweight. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz set the support for manufacturing milk at 80 per cent or $fi.57 per hundredweight for the marketing year that began April 1. That was the minimum allowed under federal law. According to the source, who asked not to be identified, there is strong feeling among some USDA fairy experts that the federation request for a minimum floor under Class I milk prices is legitimate and justifiable. Fergus Falls (Hn.) loyrnal Wed., May 22,1974 IB Seizure of condoms expected EDINA, Minn. (AP) — The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has obtained a court order for the seizure of eight cases of allegedly defective rubber condoms from an Kelina firm. Deputies of the U. S. marshal stamped the cases at the Dean Rubber Co. of Edina, but left the cases, containing 13,824 prophylactics, until either an appeal is made or the U. S. District Court orders the condoms destroyed. The FDA said the "Peacocks Redi-Wet Hygenically Lubricated" prophylactics, produced by the Dean Rubber Co. in North Kansas City, Mo., were seized because "quality falls below that which it is purported to possess." Ernest Meeth, compliance officer for the FDA Minneapolis district, said the FDA statement meant "they had holes in them." The FDA said condoms with holes could be ineffective as protection against venereal disease. Meeth said the rubber company will be given time to claim the seized prophylactics and to come up with a plan to "recondition" them. However, Meeth said there is no way a prophylactic can be reconditioned. U. S. Atty. Robert Renner said if the Kansas City firm fails to claim the merchandise, a federal judge will issue a default decree and the product will be disposed of. 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