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The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland • 44

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THE EVENING SUN, Thursday, January 15, 1981 IN MEMORIAM (200) DEATH NOTICES (215) DEATH NOTICES (215) Cold weather No gas, UM heat costs extra $10,000 a day COLLEGE PARK -Faced with record-breaking temperatures and a lack of natural gas, the University of Maryland may be forced to run a budget deficit to heat the College Park campus, officials said yesterday. William Horsey, acting director of the department of physical plant, said high demand for natural gas caused by the current cold wave forced the universty last week to stop burning that relatively cheap fuel and begin burning oil, which is one and a half to two times more expensive. Unless natural gas becomes available within two weeks, Mr. Horsey said, the $4 million budgeted for heating will fall short by about $10,000 for each day that oil is used to fire College Park's massive steam-heating system. "In another 10 or 15 days of burning oil, we'll begin to hurt," he said.

However, Mr. Horsey said the situation was "not yet critical," and expected natural gas to be available before spending for fuel runs too far off schedule. But with most of the East Coast locked in a deep freeze it is unclear when any relief may co come. Dan Dougherty, the sales manager for Washington Gaslight, the company that supplies the College Park campus's natural gas, said that he had no idea when the university's gas line would be 'reopened. "These are day-to-day decisions," based on estimates of weather conditions and supply and demand for gas, he said.

Washington Gaslight cut off the uni- versity's gas service, along with that of about 350 other "interruptible" custom-: ers, when demand for gas in residential and other areas increased sharply last week, Mr. Dougherty said. Even if the gas taps are open Mr. Horsey said that any further disruption during the winter -a clear possibility if the next few months are as harsh as predicted -will force the campus to again revert to oil and risk cost overrun. To make up for possible budget shortfall, the university will have to either trim spending in other areas, request extra state funding, or make "severe reductions in temperatures" in some of the campus's more than 200 buildings, according to James Piper; assistant phyiscal plant director for energy management.

While the first two solutions might be impractical given the university's and the state's tight budget situation, the last alternative -colder classrooms, labs and dormitories- -could prove unwieldy the campus's bulky and unmanagable steam heat system, Mr. Piper said. But, "if we go over budget, we will probably pull money from other areas (of the campus), which can be devastating," he said. Ironically, the campus until December had spent about $350,000 less on its utility bill than was expected, Mr. Horsey said.

However, he said that this surplus, built up during the mild fall months, could be eaten up rapidly by the campus's oil-inflated fuel bill, which runs as as $35,000 per day. When temperatures es fall, farm problems rise By Arnold Thibou Carroll County bureau Carroll County agricultural extension agent David Green and his wife overslept an hour last week and it almost cost them a newborn lamb. "One of our ewes gave birth to twin lambs, but you have to understand that they went from a temperature of 102 to 8 below. One of the lambs was stiff as a board," he said. "We put it in warm water, rubbed it real good, fed it through a tube and placed it under a heat lamp," he said.

"The lamb finally came around but that's the kind of attention you have to pay to young animals when it gets real cold," Mr. Green said. The ewe was probably too cold herself to nurse and lick her offspring to life. Besides taxing the patience of many area motorists who have awakened recently to cars that won't start, this winter's frigid weather has also caused special problems for Carroll County farmers. Frozen water lines are one of the biggest problems farmers face because many of their buildings are old and have.

partially exposed water pipes. "Our barn water lines have been frozen and we have to carry buckets of water twice a day for the calves and cows," said Mrs. Illona Hull. She and her husband run a dairy farm outside Westminster. Mrs.

Hull said she had to call a plumber three times in the last three weeks because of frozen water pipes. Colder weather also increases the appetite of cows who need more feed to stay alive. "But to make it worse, when the weather gets this cold, we don't milk the cows as much so we lose some income," Mrs. Hull said. Another problem that aggravates the farmer's life in frigid weather is frozen manure.

"When this stuff is frozen you just can't scrape it or handle it very well," says Mrs. Regina Leppo, who runs a dairy farm in the Winfield area. "It may get to between 8-10 inches deep before you can scrape it out," adds Traffic accidents mount on slick highways Ice- and snow-related traffic accidents plagued State Police in the metropolitan Baltimore area today as the National Weather Service maintained a travelers' advisory across the state. One five-car crash on westbound I-70 stacked up traffic for miles across all three lanes near the Baltimore CountyHoward County line as rescue crews pried a couple of lucky motorists from Mrs. Hull.

"The health department inspectors don't like it but they understand there's nothing you can do until it thaws." Mrs. Leppo said they've had to hang heat lamps in their barn for the younger animals. "It's just more expensive and time-consuming doing regular chores when it's frigid out," Mrs. Leppo. And like area motorists who've suffered through scores of frozen gas lines recently, the farmer also has similar machinery breakdowns.

"It can aggravate the devil out of the most patient soul, but all you can do is take it in stride," said Mr. Green. its driver apparently fell asleep at 4:50 between Greenspring avenue and Secua.m. rity boulevard, State Police said. State Police at the Valley barrack said they logged six accidents, none of The National Weather Service forethem major, on I-83 between the Belt- cast light snow today, tapering off to afway and the Pennsylvania line this ternoon flurries and accumulations of 2 morning.

to 3 inches in some parts of Maryland, Another half-dozen fender-benders with more snow flurries tonight in the occurred within 40 minutes, between mountains and overnight temperatures 9:40 a.m. and 10:20 a.m., on the Beltway in the 20s for the Baltimore area. Myasthenia gravis treatment? Chemical solvent shows promise By Sue Miller potential medical application for sponsible for the dramatic results. cular disease that is fairly common DMSO, controversial chemical sol- DMSO, Dr. Pestronk and Dr.

Drachman The researchers said yesterday that since one in 20,000 people may be afa vent, can wipe out for months the anti- found that in rats, DMSO produced a 50 they will now turn their attention to an fected. It has a high death rate in its adbodies in laboratory rats that are re- percent reduction of the antibodies that investigation of how the DMSO elimi- vanced stages. for disease, cause the myasthenia disorder in the nates the myasthenia gravis antibodies At present, there is no drug available sponsible a grim, paralyzing circulation of animals. and to understand how two Johns Hopkins scientists. the try widespread which rapidly lowers the level of antisay "This should have a beneficial effect this effect is on other The findings, described as "very pre- body degree necessary for a antibody reac- to the draPestronk and Dr.

on the disease process," said Dr. Drach- tions. And, they will be moving on to ex- matic reduction of symptoms of the disDaniel B. Drachman, the man. periments with pigs and rabbits.

ease- muscle weakness ranging from liminary" by Dr. Alan In the Pestronk-Drachman studies, "If we become investigators, could lead and convinced the ap- drooping eyelids to lethal inability to to a new more lasting of the dis- the DMSO was able to reduce levels of proach would work in humans, if we get swallow. Some victims have been unatreatment myasthenia gravis, in humans. If falls in the antibody before it could adversely the project approved by the FDA and ble to comb their hair or brush their ease everything in affect receptors at the neuromuscular get the people to try it, we would know teeth. junction.

But, how the DMSO works re- in a couple of years whether this is use- Currently, the only treatment is place, they could have the answer two years, they said. DMSO, sulfoxide, is a mains a mystery and the focus of new ful in humans," Dr. Drachman said. plasmapheresis, which has been in efor dimethyl shown studies. A pilot study of 10 to 20 patients fect since November, 1976.

This is a chemical solvent that has tis- re- "From the point of view of immu- "should markable ability for penetrating give a reasonable-type answer," plasma exchange in which the patient's nology," Dr. Pestronk observed, "this is he added. blood is pumped out of the body, sues. a very interesting and totally unexpect- Dr. Pestronk said Admin- their studies should cleansed of harmful antibodies and reSo far, the Food and Drug ed result." serve as a warning that DMSO turned.

stration has restricted its use in humans The discovery came while the neu- not be used cavalierly, because "it does The procedure, considered radical at to cystitis, rologists were evaluating the effects of have an impact on the the treatment of interstital a painful bladder condition which typical- immune system. the time, two years later was still specRegard- an immuno-suppressive drug, frentisole, In addition know to these potent systemic ef- tacularly successful. At that time, it had on myasthenia gravis, DMSO was being fects, we that DMSO can be dan- brought dramatic or complete remisly strikes middle-aged women. a used to make frentisole soluble, so it gerous because it is less, few states have already legalized such an extremely sion to 41 "hopeless" victims in San the use of the powerful painkiller to remuscles. could be injected into the rats.

As the effective solvent, which promotes quick Francisco where it was pioneered, and lieve arthritis in joints and experiments progressed, it became ob- absorption." similar results in about 50 cases across In one of the first scientifically-convious that the DMSO by itself was retrolled experiments to demonstrate a Myasthenia gravis is the neuromus- the United States. Robbery victim struck in face may lose eye A 55-year-old East Baltimore man faces the possible loss of sight in his right eye after he was struck in the face and head with a piece of wood and robbed of his wallet last night, Richard Kalter, of the first block of East Chase street, told police he was walking about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of North Charles street when an assailant struck him in the face and head with an 18-inch long piece of wood railing. The victim then was robbed of his wallet containing an undetermined amount of money. A witness who saw the incident hailed a policeman.

Mr. Kalter was takent to the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was treated for multiple face fractures, a fractured nose, and a severe injury to his right eye. OSWALD 15e In loving memory of our mother and grandmother who passed away January 15, 1969. Dear Mom, You are gone but not forgotten. We miss you so much, Wish you were here with us today and always.

LOVING DAUGHTER MARGARET and HUSBAND LOUIS GRANDDAUGHTERS MARGE and BETTY ZIZWAREK 15e In loving memory wonderful son JOSEPH ZIZWAREK who was killed January 15, 1980. Dear JoJo: You are gone know, because the loneliness tells me so, but in my heart you will always stay, because are with me day by day. YOUR BROKEN HEARTED MOTHER DEATH NOTICES (215) AKERS 16e On January 14, 1981, DOROTHEA V. (nee Heim), beloved wife of the late Emmett G. Akers, dear sister of Carroll V.

Simmons, Lillian V. O'Toole, James L. Simmons, and the late Louis E. and Leroy Simmons. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Christian Wake Service will be held at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7922 Wise avenue, on Friday at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.

P.M. ATEN 15e On January 13, 1981, LEONORA (nee Hubbard), of South Baltimore, beloved wife of the late Nelson 'E. Aten, devoted mother of Nelson E. Donald H. and Gary E.

Aten, devoted daughter of Annie Hubbard, (nee Samm), and the late Henry C. Hubbard and devoted sister of Edgar and Henry Hubbard and the late Roland Hubbard. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at the McCully Funeral Home of South Baltimore, 130 E. Fort avenue, on Friday at P.M.

Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. BEATTY 16e On January 14, 1981, JULIANNA beloved wife of the late James L. Beatty, dear mother of Catherine M. Quinian and Andrew L.

Beatty, grandmother of Andrew Snakovsky and Virginia Pollack. Funeral from the Gonce Home, 4001 Ritchie highway, on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Family request friends call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. BEISWANGER 16 On Tuesday, January 13, 1981, at Sibley Memorial Hospital, HELEN of Washington D.C., sisterin-law of Annette Beiswanger, aunt of Ethel Browning, Ruth Gonce, Alberta Mewshaw, Eleanor Oakes, Gloria Roberts, Catherine Welch, John Pierpont and Warren C.

Poe. Also survived by 17 great-nieces and nephews and 19 great-great-nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Friday, January 16, at 10 A.M. at the Presbyterian Home of D.C., 3050 Military road, N.W. Graveside service 12 noon, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

Contributions may be made in the form of Memorials to The Presbyterian Home of D.C., 3050 Military road, N.W. Arrangements by the Funeral Home of Warner E. Pumphrey. BLAHUT 15e The Golden Age Club of Riviera Area regrets the passing of our beloved member, ANDREW BLAHUT. Prayerful sympathy to his family, JOHN A.

CRAMER President BOND 16e On January 14, 1981, WILLIAM EDWARD, beloved husband of the late Mary D. Bond, brother of Margaret A. Schmidtchen and Mary R. Leppert. A Christian Wake Service will be held on Friday at 7:30 P.M.

at the MacNabb Funeral Home, 301 Frederick road, Catonsville, (where the Beltway Exit 13 and Frederick road meet), where the family will receive friends on Thursday 7 to 9 P.M. and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 9 A.M. in St. Joseph's Monastary.

Interment in New Cathedral Cemetery, BRENAMAN On January 14, 1981, EUGENE beloved husband of Mary Ruth Brenaman; father of Carl E. Sorenson and the late Robert S. Sorenson, brother of William Thomas. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services in the Chapel of Henry W.

Jenkins Sons, 4905 York road, on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. BRUCE 15e On January 12, 1981, VELMA (nee Graham), of Howard County, beloved wife of the late Thomas King Bruce, beloved mother of Mrs.

Patricia Bruce Bonovich. Family will receive friends 7 to 9 P.M. at the Harry Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Columbia road, Ellicott City. Funeral services Friday at 11 A.M. Please omit flowers.

Those who wish may contribute to Nephrology Section of University of Maryland Hospital. BURKE 16e On January 14, 1981, BARBARA MARGARET. beloved sister of Sister Alexius D.C., Mary F. Nee, Edward H. Burke and John W.

Burke. Also survived by one nephew, nieces and cousins. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral home, 5305 Harford road (at Echodale), on Friday at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St.

Dominic's Church, on Saturday at 9 A.M. Interment in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. CHENWORTH 17. On January 14, 1981, LIDA ELIZABETH (nee Armacost), beloved wife of George Henry Chenworth and loving mother of Lawrence Reid Chenworth and Carol Anne Marshall.

Dear sister of Audrey Preston, Harvey Armacost and the late Margaret Young. Devoted grandmother of Pamela Rubeling, Lawrence Chenworth Brian Marshall, Geoffrey Chenworth, Doreen Marshall, Lori Chenworth, Mary Anne Marshall, Randall Chenworth: and Sean The family will receive friends at the Dulaney Valley Home of LemmonMitchell-Wiedefeld 10 W. Padonia road (at York road), TimoniumCockeysville, 9 on Thursday from to P.M. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. Funeral services on Saturday at 10 A.M.

Interment in Dulaney Valley Cemetery. CHESTER 15e On January 14, 1981 THELMA L. MITCHELL, beloved wife of the late Roy J. Chester. Mother of Loraine D.

Waller of Vadalia Beverly L. Johnson, Kenneth L. and Lawrence M. Chester. Sister of Lloyd L.

Mitchell of Ft. Worth Texas, and Earl O. Mitchell of N.Y. City. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Services at the Evans Funeral Chapel, Parkville, on Friday at 2 P.M. Interment in Parkwood Cometery. P.M. Visiting 3 to 5 and 7 CLARK. 13, 1981, January at Annapolis DORA E.

CLARK, age 97 years, mother of Alice Trott of Dallas, Violet Scheffel and Agnes (Smink) Butts of Arbutus, Eleanor Jarboe of Annapolis and John H. Clark, Sr. of Bedford nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Augusta Elseroad and Eleanora Spencer of Baltimore. Funeral on Friday, January 16, at 11 A.M.

in the Taylor Gloucester Funeral Chapel, street, Annapolis Md. Friends may visit with the family at the Funeral Chapel during the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, Md. their crushed cars. Nobody was injured in the 9:22 a.m.

crash, which took place on the icy hill above the Patapsco River bridge, State Police said. A Shrewsbury, man, Raymond Kreis, 32, received minor injuries when his parked car was struck by another auto that veered onto the northbound shoulder of I-83 near Shawan road when You can really get into The Evening Sun I found my best friend in Sumpapers Classified Looking for something special? Chances are you'll find it in the Baltimore Sun. Last year, 8 out of 10 readers of Baltimore's major newspapers read the Sun Classified. And, 8 out of 10 "for sale" ads in Baltimore's major newspapers ran in the Sun Classified. The most readers.

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