Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 5, 1965 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN FIVf Quadraplegic Works 40-Hour Week in Peace Corps Office By DON CARSON WASHINGTON (AP)—"It was Just a matter ol adjusting my thinking to this way of life." Thomas H. (Mickey) Countee Jr. hitched himself up in his wheel chair. An open folder lay an his desk in the Peace Corps He had completed his second year at Harvard and like many 19-year-old college boys was unwinding during the summer. He was at a Chesapeake Bay beach in Maryland when his world was shattered. office where he puts in 40 hours' He dove from a P ier - His nead a week screening overseas a p-| struck tne sand - Tne im P act plications. Strapped to his arm were two metal splints. One held a container to steady his pen; the other a tubular device for telephone dialing. At 25—he will be 26 on Aug. 7 crushed his spinal cord. For three months he lay in a hospital; for a year he strained with the pain that sterns from a rehabilitation program. At last, he returned to his parents' home in Washington. Slow—Countee has spent seven years lv during that first year he rein what he calls "this way of lentered the world outside the j< life." I hospital. He took one college 11 He is a wheel chair-bound course. The next year he en- quadraplegic. An accident in rolled for a full load. 1958 left his legs paralyzed; his Countee can't pinpoint one factor as helping him transfer from the world of physical nor- arms partly so. He has worked full time for the Peace Corps for the past malcy to that of the three years, winning during that capped. time a bachelor's degree from "Support from the family and Washington's American Univer- friends and the best medical care—these things sustained me," he said. ' "Perhaps the greatest effect it had on me initially," he said, sity and financing two years at Seorgetown University's four- year law school. Ultimately, Countee hopes to practice in New York. Seven years ago, his thoughts! family. I were far from New York and woul a be the law. was the way it affected my knew the expenses heavy. I had one brother in prep school, and another about to start." The family consists of his brothers and parents. His father is a lawyer and high school teacher; his mother is a social 5 Area Pupils Attend NMU Science Program Five pupils from this area worker. were among the 45 high school; The brothers did get to prep students from seven states who j school, and one is now a junior attended the eighth annual pre- at Stanford. The other will enter college science program for out- Syracuse University this fall, standing students at North e r n His status has some ad- Micliipan University in Mar- vantages, he said, quette this summer. "Just by virtue of being hand- Those participating from this icapped you develop a little area included Donald Pelto, i more patience, a little more John Hcdin. and Charles An- > perseverance, drews of ironwood and Arthur "You know things won't be Mattspn and Noel Massie of easy. You learn to take the Bessemer. I rough with the smooth." The Doctor Says By W. G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Q—My husband has gout. One doctor told him to eat no turkey or chicken, just red meat, and another said he could eat fowl but no red meat. Which one is ; right and what would be a good antigout dit? A—In a strict antigout diet all meat, fish and fowl is avoided, and especially such glandular cuts as kidneys, liver and sweetbreads because they increase the uric acid level in the blood The same is true to a lesser degree of such vegetables as asparagus, lentils, cauliflower, all dried beans, mushrooms and spinach. Whole wheat bread should also be avoided. This leaves eggs, shad roe, cheese, gelatin and milk as meat substitutes. White bread, soups that do not contain meat extract, fruit and all vegetables not mentioned above may be taken as desired. If your doctor is also giving your husband drugs to control his gout the diet can be liberalized and a small portion of meat may be allowed so extended by several of the young people for the assistan c e they received for attending Fortune Lake Bible Camp. After the meeting, a. s o c ial hour was enjoyed and lunch was served by members of Ruth Circle. The next meeting will be held Sept. 7. Esther Circle wil be in charge of the program and Dorcas Circle will serve as the hostess group. Q—My doctor has prescribed colchicine, benamid and four 10-grain sodium bicarbon ate tablets daily for my gout. Is it safe to take that much soda? A—This is excellent treatment and 40 grains of baking soda is not excessive. Would you feel better about it if he told you to ake a daily dose of 2'/2 grams? Q—In a recent column you mentioned two types of hepatitis—serum and viral. S o m years ago I had what was called ;oxic hepatitis. Is this a third type? A—What I said was that there were two types of viral hepatitis —serum and infectious. Other types include amebic and toxic. Toxic hepatitis may be caused by carbon tetrachloride, phosphorus, chloroform, arsenic, poisonous mushrooms, many drugs taken in excessive amounts and many industrial chemicals. Q—Is there itching and burn ing with hepatitis? How is hepatitis diagnosed? Does one have to be hospitalized for it? A—In all forms of hepatiti there is jaundice (bile in t h c tissues). The deeper the yellowing of the skin, the more intense 50 EXTRA With Purchase of Wedding Gifts MICHAELS' GREEN STAMPS LINENS - GIFTS - JEWELRY 114 S. Suffolk-Ph. 932-1112 Your S&H Green Stamp Redemption Center PROGRESS ON HARBOR PROJECT—Two views of the Saxon Harbor improvement project show the progress that has been made on the project which is about half completed. The top view shows what the harbor will look like from a boat entering the newly enlarged port and the bottom view shows the scene from the land. The project includes construction of two new breakwaters outside of the present ones and removal of most of the old piers. The project is being done by the Zenith Dredge Company, Duluth. (Daily Globe Photo) are asked to have them at the church parlors Thursday evening, Aug. 26. also reminded Members were of the smorgas- presented a session of the Good News Club. A group of children meet at the home of Mrs. Fredrickson each Wednesday during the church release time for elementary children. The children are taught songs and Bible stories. Mrs. Ernest Metsala assist Mrs. Fredrickson in this project. During the buiness session it was announced that Esther Circle will hold a rummage sale Aug. for serving a luncheon to the UNDEFEATED IN BATTLE Alexander the Great, king o Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C. was a military genius who neve lost a battle, a far-seeing states man and a notable philosop her 2 Convicted Of Robbery GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Wll iam Pearson, 24, of Grand Rap- ds, and James Marshall, 22, of Rockford, 111., were convicted Wednesday of bank robbery in $43,303 holdup last May 17. A jury deliberated only 33 minutes before returning a con- iction to U.S. District Judge Noel P. Fox. The defendants ivere remanded to Kent County Jail to await sentence. Pearson and Marshall were accused of being the shotgun wielding bandits who invaded a suburban Wyoming branch of Union Bank & Trust Co. They were arrested May 28 in New Orleans, where federal agents said most of the loot was recovered. the itching. Burning is not so common and may be due to some other cause. The diagnosis of hepatitis based on the presence of nausea jaundice and a swollen, tender liver. Hospitalization in the acute stage is strongly advised because during this stage stric bed rest is required. Washington received only his actual expenses for his services as commander-in-chief during the Revolutionary war. Please send your question and comments to Wayne G Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. Group Presents Club Session ONTONAGON — The general meeting of the' Siloa Church Women was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 3 at the church parlors with Mrs. Walter Nygard presiding. Dorcas Circle was in charge of the program, at which time Mrs. Donald Fredricks o n .. _ _ . and her group of children of 27 at the church parlors. Mem- members of the Alpha Delta i interdenominational churches i bers having articles to donate I Chapter July 24. 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