Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 25, 1977 · Page 2
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, November 25, 1977
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Page 2 Garden City Telegram Friday, November 25, 1977 Arthritis to Stop World-Famed Surgeon JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Ten years after he performed the world's first successful heart transplant, Dr. Christiaan Barnard is getting ready to put away his scalpel because of arthritis in his hands. "I operated yesterday ... it was absolute agony," the 55- year surgeon said in an interview a few days ago. CHR/STMA " WTO OF * ALL POTTERY including Frankoma * BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS * SILK & ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS We also have some CHRISTMAS PLATES Sale Ends Wed., Nov. 30 DELIA'S POTTERY "Every stitch that I put in and tie is such an agony. I felt so bad I started using cortisone again, the last thing I want to use. "It is difficult to say just how long I've got. But I think I probably will — maybe — last until the end of next year, and that will probably be the end." Barnard has traveled a long road since Dec. 2, 1967, when with suit crumpled and hair untidy, he told a news conference in a rolling Afrikaans accent that he had cut out the ailing heart of a businessman and replaced it with the heart of a 25-year-old girl killed that day in a road accident. A decade later the clothes are immaculate. A heavy gold watch gleams as he excitedly describes his latest surgical activity, criticizes the press, declares he would fight to prevent black rule in his racially divided country and concedes defeat in his latest attempts to save two cardiac victims by transplanting baboon and chimpanzee hearts into them. The doctor says he has changed little in the past 10 years, except to become suspicious of people. This he blames on the mass media, which he accuses of exploiting him personally, causing heart donors to shun him and of misrepresenting South Africa generally. There are other changes. He is no longer a little-known surgeon living in a modest suburban home with a wife his own age and two teen-age children. Now he is a jet-setter who has mixed with heads of state and film stars and who has a rich wife half his age. He is in constant demand as a guest speaker or sponsor of causes. His take-home pay as a surgeon at Cape Town's Groote Schuur Hospital and as a medical professor is $1,300 a month. He gave the proceeds of his most successful book, "One Life," to a medical research fund named after him, but he estimates he has earned $230,000 from his other books. His 27-year-old second wffe, Barbara, is the daughter of a wealthy Johannesburg industrialist and has been described as the most beautiful woman in South Africa. They have two small sons. Barnard's reaction to the approaching end of active surgery reflects his personal life to a degree. "It worries you as much as divorcing a woman to whom you have been married for 30 * •*•*•*•* - * * Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday November 28,29 & 30 XING SIZE WilUT CREATIVE COLOR PORTRAITS FOR OKU 99* Kodak paper. For a Good Look at the Tlmei of Your Life. Charge for GROUPS WE USE KODAK PAPER (it NCIUliJ HIDE Of GUWM. CUMWU, DM, MOM AND ill IK unit MIS M mm uw LOW mm SHUGART C PHOTOS * ASK About Our 8x10 OFFER * IBSON'S .DISCOUNT CINTIR Home-town answers to new-town questions. You won't feel so new or need that city mop much longer if you'll arrange for a WELCOME WAGON call. As your Hostess, I can give you personal, home-town answers to lots of your new-town questions. About shopping, sights-to-see, and other helpful community information. Plus a basket of useful gifts for your home. Put the map away and reach for the telephone. •^ 275-5644 Correction Institution Proposals Voted Down years," he says. "Although you find life with her has become intolerable, it's still sad to leave her. "Although life with surgery has become very painful and very distressing, still there is sadness in leaving it because I have been with it so long." The first transplant patient, Louis Washkansky, 53, survived 19 days. Since then Barnard and his team at Groote Schur Hospital have performed 11 total heart transplants, and two of the patients are still alive. Barnard's last total transplant was in December 1973. Eleven months later, with another medical first, he switched to the technique he says will be commonplace within 10 years, the hetrotopic or "piggyback" transplant in which a second heart is installed to assist the patient's own heart. He has performed this complex x operation 17 limes. Twelve of these double-heart patients are alive and well. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A special committee of the Kansas Legislature has voted to reject proposals for new state correctional institutions but approved recommendations for renovation of existing facilities. On the specific question of a 400-bed minimum security prison recommended by Gov. Robert F. Bennett, the committee voted 5-1 to reject, with one member abstaining. An earlier proposal by a member of the committee, Sen. Jim Parrish, D-Topeka, to recommend construction of a 200-bed maximum security prison was voted down 4-3. The committee was virtually unnanimous, however, in recommending a $10 million program to improve and expand the corrections system. The program would include renovation of cellhouses at the Kansas State Penitentiary and the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory at an estimated cost of $5 million. The special committee on corrections, headed by Rep. Patrick Hurley, D-Leavenworth, voted also to recommend construction of three new honor camps to have a capacity of 55 inmates each. The committee recommended the camps be located at Tuttle Creek, Perry-Clinton and El Dorado reservoirs. It was estimated the three honor camps would cost a total of $3.07 million. Also approved by the committee was a recommendation for construction of a $2.20 million dormitory to be built outside the walls at the Reformatory located at Hutchinson. Earlier, the committee voted to recommend a bill that would launch the state on a community corrections program. Hurley said a study by the committee shows that the maximum capacity of the correctional system under its recommendations would be 500 beds in excess of the current population. Say KC Slayings Not Connected KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police investigators say they have evidence which shows that the slayings of 10 young women in Kansas City since the first of the year are not connected. However, police say they cannot release their evidence. "I'll tell you we're not going to release any evidence to prove that they're not connected, but it's there," said Maj. Robert E. Jenkins, commander of the division which works on crimes against persons. Police say many of the victims were involved in crime or associated with persons who were. "You hear about the poor victim, and nine times out of ten the victim put herself in a position where she could be killed," one investigator said. The victims have ranged from 13 to 27 years old. Nine of the ten were blacks, and the only white, a convicted prostitute, worked a strip where black prostitutes are active. PASTEL PORTRAITS FOR CHRISTMAS i 1 :> Ull By Appointment 275 5116 Dorothy Sullivan Artist He said that on this basis, testimony that the correctional population is leveling off, and the anticipated effects of a community corrections program, construction of any new institution would be at the bottom of a list of priorities. Sen. Wint Winter, R-Ottawa, said he thinks the committee should not consider just the 1979 fiscal year, but should recommend the type of program it thinks Kansas needs with the idea that implementation might take several years. Winter said he thinks such a program should include not only something in community corrections, work release programs and an expanded honor camp system, but also a new institution. • Parrish said he was proposing a maximum security institution because there was a need to segregate the offender who is a threat to society or other inmates. He said this cannot be done successfully in existing institutions. He said he opposes the construction of a new medium security institution because the need had not been established. Voting for the maximum security institution recommendation were Winter, Parrish and Rep. Arthur Douville, R-Overland Park. Opposing the proposal were Sen. Paul Hess, R-Wichita; Hurley, and Reps. Jack Rodrock, D-Leoti, and Phil Martin, D-Larned. Dr. M. D. Niedcns Chiropractic Office 811 Main Garden City Hours 8:30-5:30 i Thurs.-Sat. 8:30-12 CHRISTMAS GALLERY 10th and JONES FORMERLY JACK & JILL STORE ACROSS FROM WHARTON FLOWERS GALLERY WILL BE OPEN NOVEMBER 25TH THRU DECEMBER 23 MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 1:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY VALID THRU NOV. 30 By SHANE DECKER Have you ever visited a home where they have nice furniture with an attractive living room, dining room and bedroom — yet there was still something lacking? It may have lacked that certain something which decorators call "The finishing touch." It's exactly at this point where imagination and ingenuity are most needed: where a little "flair" goes a long way. This is often the difference between ordinary furnishing and beautiful decorating. There are many ways to accomplish the "finishing touch." Here are just a few: Where you have both white walls and white draperies, a valance or cornice in a contrasting color may add life to your room. When most of your living room has neutral colors, try replacing your pictures with some containing daring, bright colors. Place a mirror in your room where it will reflect the outdoors and add color and size to your room. If the width of your room permits, place your sofa a foot or two away from the wall and put a decorative eye-catching screen against the wall. Those are just a few ideas. For more ideas for your home, we invite you to us. Garnand's DANCE G. I. FORUM ON MARY STREET MUSIC BY- THE EASY BAND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 MEMBERS AND GUESTS BUY ONE PIZZA...GET THE NEXT SMALLER SIZE FREE! With this coupon buy any giant or loro. •Iz* thin cruit or thick emit Plua Inn plua at th* regular menu prlc* and r«»lv» on* plua of th* naxt imdlar ill* with equal Ingradlwiti and lama typ* of cruit FREE I 4(Ki K. Kansas 276-2231 Combat! VIDEO GAME SAVE 14.96 64 The dual controls with firing buttons, let you maneuver your tank at various speeds and angles. 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