Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 13, 1964 · Page 9
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 9

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Friday, March 13, 1964
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New theory sees possible average age at 250 years By DELOS SMITH UPI Science Editor NEW YORK (UPI) — In. its • newer chemical and malhemat ical ramifications the molecular cross-linkage theory of ag- ; ing offers' the potential of 250 ; years and perhaps more as : ; normal life span for human be' • ings, • Dr. Johan Bjorkstcn, distin • guished industrial chemist and • author of the theory, suggests this gives it much more prom; ise for human longevity than current and extensive scientific ; efforts to wipe out all disease. Without enough basic under i standing of the aging process to ; control aging in some measure, .' the net gain of all those efforts • in longer human life would be • unimportant. "The person who would be saved from dying of cancer or coronary disease at the age of 90 would have been so weakened at the age of 103 that any trivial cause would terminate his life," he continued. IS-Ye.r Gain "Thus the most that could be gained if all other medical projects, (in addition to the one seeking an understanding of the aging process,) were 100 per cent successful would be about • 15 years of increasingly precar .' ious existence." Biorkstcn doesn't expect the aging process to come under scientific control any time soon, of course. His purpose was to ' stimulate the scientific world " with the attractions of the mo' lecular cross-linkage theory now that is has been around long enough to accumulate a lot of . supporting evidence. It deals with fundamental activities of body chemistry at . the level of molecules where , the innumerable chemical parts intermesh and become a working whole. The theory holds that more and more molecules become cross-linked as life proceeds and this is the mechanism of the aging process. Cross-linking can be demon strated readily enough "in the - test tube, with certain molc- ' cules. Their components no longer dissolve and reform. The result is tliat molecular activity is slowed or stopped. Long Procest In a chemical complex as massive and involved as a human body, Jhis slowing and stopping would have to go on a very long time—say the present life span of people—before it would bring the complcv to a complete halt "Tlie only way in which really dramatic control of aging can be achieved is to find means to break down the cross- I linked insoluble molecules in the cells," Bjorkslen said in . the technical journal "Geron, tologia." "It does not matter whether • these are broken up at the cross-linkages or anywhere else in the molecules—the principle is to reduce them to excretable components. The normal synthetic reactions in the cells will then fill the space that was blocked with normal molecules. "Regardless of whether or not this theory in the final analysis will prove complete and correct in all respects, it gives us reason to believe that aging can be controlled, for it is clearly not beyond the reach of| science to find means for breaking AowTi even heavily cross- linked proteins and nucleic acids." Bjorksten beads the Bjorksten Foundation of Madison, Wis. Serves nine months for $17,000 debt SAN DIEGO (UPI) -Thomas M. (Goodpasture, 37 Culver City, today began serving nine months in county jail on charges he ran up about $17,000 in debts in Occanside. Goodpasture's ja i 1 sentence was imposed Thursday by Su perior Judge Robert Conyers as a condition of five years' probation. . . The defendant was convicted of grand theft in connection with a S2,376 bill he incurred on a credit card. Police said (Goodpasture abandoned an Oceanside carpet firm he owned and moved to Culver City after accumulating the large debt. Soviet-bloc summit conference in making By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst Another Soviet-bloc summit conference seems to be in the making, this time in Budapest. Ostensible excuse for the meeting would be the April 4 anniversary of the German defeat in Hungary at which Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is to be a distinguished guest. Other reports, however, from both Moscow and Eastern Europe say that the real subject is to be Red China. It may be recalled that it was m June, 1960, in Budapest, s neighboring East European cap­ ital, that the name-calling between the Soviet Union and Red China erupted during a similar summit meeting and the outside world first began to learn of the widening rift between the two. The occasion was a Romanian Communist party congress at which Khrushchev reiterated hLs policy of peaceful coe-xistence, declared that Communists "can not repeat today mechanically what Lenin said many decades ago" and said that "in our day only madmen and maniacs launch calls for a new world war." Since in the intervening years the quarrel, and the reasons for it have been well publicized, an other meeting now to go over the same subject must airbuse speculation'. And since the' personal enmity between Khrushchev and CSiinese leader Mao Tse-tung is so deep as to make reconcilia tion seem impossible, the speculation inevitably leads to the possibihty that some other drastic step is under consideration. The most drastic step would seem to be a formal break between the two, thus making official a quarrel which already has divided' the Communist world into two camps. Lending weight to speculaUon that an important move is in the making have been reports that for the last two weeks Khrushchev" has been consulting Com Redlahds Daily Facts Friday, Mar. 13,19tt - 9 munist-bloc leaders on the future of Sind-Soviet relations and that the C;bmmunist-parties of Western Europe, Italy, France and-elsewhere, also have been holding important discussions in anticipation of a showdown. Italian Communist leader Palmiro Togliatti has sided with Khrushchev in the dispute but has been reported disturbed by break within his own ranks and the emergence of an extreme wing opposed to his policy of comparative restraint in domestic politics. This wing seems closer aligned to the policies of Peking rather than Moscow. A meeting of the Soviet party's Central Committee in Mos­ cow last month also was reported to have approved a still unpublished letter to the Chinese warning that Soviet propaganda attacks against the Re^ Chinese would be resumed unless the Chinese stopped theirs against the Soviet Union. Reasons to doubt a complete break between the two remain as valid now as in 1960. if only for the fact that despite differences over method, the joint goal of a victory for worldwide communism remains the same. A break dividing Communist parties throughout the world could even endanger Khrushchev. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Water firms seek to sell to city of Corona LOS ANGELES (UPD-.^n ap plication by two private water companies to sell the majority • of their assets to the city of Corona has been taken imdcr submission by the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC agreed Tliursday to study the application by the Corona City Water Co. and the Tcmescal Water Co. but examiner Kent C. Rogers said no decision on the request could be expected for at least a month. A chief concern of the PUC . is that the remaining customers of the two firms, which are under a single management, who live outside the Corona city limits will receive adequate water supply after the city assumes control. Corona City Atty. John Ganahl assured the commission the city recognized its responsibility to continue service to the Tcm­ escal customers outside the city. He also said that Corona voters approved $4,250,000 bond issue to acquire parts of the two compam'es and for future expansion of water facilities. WHAT'S IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS BlU? (7J FAIR EMPLOYMENT Bant discrimiiwtien by i a b o r •aioBS and employers. This wovid be cffecthrein four years and would cover onions and bBsinestct with 25 or more members or employes. 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