Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 5, 1973 · Page 14
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 5, 1973
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f * Ister-Mail, Galesburg, III. Tuesday, June 5, 1973 to By LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb— One year ago on November 30, my husband underwent open heart surgery. He had two veins removed from his leg to replace the bad arteries. A friend of ours had the same operation the day after my husband's. They are both 36 years old. Recently our friend had an artery collapse. Naturally this has upset us as my husband is now wondering if this is going to happen to him. Gould you tell me what causes this to happen? Also, if you pass a certain length of time after an artery operation, does this mean your chances are better that they won't collapse. We would like all the (information you can give us about these opera/ions. My husband is on a low cholesterol diet. The doctors toM us his count was so high that is why he had two heart attacks in 1971. My husband used to smoke but I think ha has quit, although I think he sneaks one once in Fortunately, the heart lias three major arteries, the right coronary and two branches of the left coronary artery. Because tiny arteries connect between the small branches of these arteries nature has already provided a detour to provide some blood to the heart muscle if one of those become The lad, 10 years old, was sitting on a swing and drink* ing purple soda in a Bedford- Btuyvesant stfect park. He looked at the picture of a shaggy*haired, diJpmunkgrlrt- nitig man and shook his head. He gulped at his grape, rode the swing full cycle, gave the photograph back and said: "Bobby Kennedy — Who's he?" By TOM TIEDE NEW YORK (NEA) As awhile. Please tell me how bad smoking is after an operation like his. He still has occasional chest pains and has his nitroglycerin with him at all times. Dear Reader—T h e s e operations are so common now in some medical centers that they are practically done on an assembly line basis. The idea is to use a vein taken from the leg and take a segment of it and sew it as a detour around a localized block in the coronary artery of the heart. This means, of.cotmse, that the fatty blockage in the artery has to be localized to a short segment. If the entire length of the artery is diseased, there is nothing to detour to. Because the detour "bypasses" the localized block, the operation is called, a coronary bypass. The underlying disease that caused the fatty blockage of the artery originally is unaltered by the operation. The new vein that is used for a detour may develop the same fatty deposits and become blocked. A clot may form or other difficulties may occur. blocked. Pro, Con Arguments There are arguments for and against this procedure. It -is indicated in some cases and in others it is not. The bypass graft may be blocked with fatty deposits in a short or longer period of time, or not at all. Since the underlying disease, atheroscleroses, is not corrected by surgery, the same measures used to. prevent this process in the first place are just as important after surgery as before. This means no smoking and following the diet recommendations of the Inter-Society Commission on Heart Disease. I've discussed diet before but the most important element is the elimination of any obesity whatever (being absolutely lean) and following a moderately fat restricted diet. A proper diet, elimination of smoking, and attention to overall habit patterns are exceptionally important after surgery in people who have disease of sufficient severity to warrant the surgery in the first place. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Losing Weight" booklet. Now You Know . . . Oak trees a re s tru ck by lightning more than any other tree,.due to their height and the distribution of moisture within their trunks. . READ THE WANT ADS! it must with all men, fihe memory of Robert P. Kennedy is fading. In the five years since he Was struck down by assassination, the nation Kennedy sought to change has at least grown older. He had been an attorney general, a senator, a presidential candidate and a champion of legions but that was then; this is now. The kid in the park might not, be in a park were it not for RFK, but remember him? No. Too bad, but no. FROM THE viewpoint of history. Robert Kennedy is less distinguished than his brother John. The latter had some time to affect the world in a singular,, lasting way, white the former, only 42 at 1 death, experienced his sunset before his afternoon and did not have the opportunity to move mountains. Thus while President Kennedy is remembered in namesake memorials throughout the world, the monuments to Senator Kennedy have necessarily been more personal in nature. So personal it is sometimes easy to forget they exist. Like the memory of Kennedy himself, the recollection of his accomplishments may also be fading. The 10-year-old in the Bedford-Stuyvesant park is a case in point. Half-dozen years ago tihe park was merely ghetto pavement, strewn with wine bottles, abandoned oars and nodding addicts — and the kid of the time, as most kids here at the time, probably played wdth dog manure in the gut- tsrs THIS WAS THE Bedford- Stuyvesant of the day; 425,000 people, liviing in nine square miles of Brooklyn squalor, the infant mortality rate was twice the national average, the juvenile deliquency rate was twice that of New York City, seven of 10 students dropped out of high school, 10 per Robert F. Kennedy: Hope for Underprivileged cent of the adults were out of work, one-third of the population survived on less than $3,000 a year. It was, as Kennedy's Senatorial colleague Jacob Javits said, "as bad a slum as exists anywhere." So bad, actually, even the intellectual activists of the period had all but given up hope of solution. When Kennedy announced his plan to revitalize Bedford-Stuyvesani, "with a marriage of human and capital resources", it w^s greeted merely with knowing yawns. The owly way to sanitize Bed-Sty, the wisenheimers insisted, was to drop a bomb on Fulton Street. NEVERTHELESS, Kennedy persevered. Javits remembers; "He put the plan together personally through dozens of telephone calls and visits which elicited help from most of the distinguished people of our city." Beginning with several million in Federal funds and the promise of millions more in private donations (including some cash from his own family), Kennedy set the goal: nothing less than total rehabilitation of the physical, social and economic aspects of one of the "world's sleaziest c^Mrhuni-tiesi F He did not of -Course live long enough to see. the development of this*particular dream. But in the six years since his Bedford- Stuyvesant restoration corporations were formed, there has been more than $40 million worth (the six-year budget) of fruition. Friends say Kennedy, the way he was, would have wanted $80 million worth of progress by now, but as it is the revit- Qilizaition in this slum has .been remarkable. FIRST THING done was the transformation of an old dairy plant in the heart of Bed-Sty into a modern community center and development head-' quarters. The plant, once the home of winos and roaches, now is the most modern office structure in the commundt "It's good for people just to see a nice office here," says lawyer Joe McMahon, a development executive. "We get tours of kids through her© who for the first tame see fresh painted walls, well-lit rooms, clean floors. And it doesn't escape them that their own black people are in charge." struction IT The headquarters has had a catalytic effect on the surrounding community. The central block is now being refurbished and rows of houses on adjacent blocks have beeni torn down for renewal. John Dear, one-time Kennedy associate, pal and overseer of the Bed-Sty programming, stands -at his' window and looks out on an area that is jumping; "You can see 10-12 con- cranes working around here now. There is a shopping center going in over there and new apartments being built over there. This used to be a community that people tried to get away from; now it's becoming the place to be." BEDFORD - STUYVESANT is still no Shangri-la, but it is moving. Through D ecember of 1972, Kennedy's development corporations have (to mention a few things): rebuilt one lemibire block, called a superblock, including modern apartments, playground facilities and streetlights as big air balloons; lent f $14.5 million of a $65 million mortgage pool for home and apartment restoration; participated in Constitution Experts Debate Calling Nixon Before Jury 131 NO. CHERRY ST. O.T.s si AS Vi BUDGET ANNEX EVERY DAY SALE DAY O.T.'s BUDGET ANNEX By GEORGE J. HARDER WASHINGTON (UP I) Washington is indulging itself in high level debate on whether President Nixon can be required to testify before the grand jury investigating Watergate. Washington Window It's the kind of debate that politicians, professors and lawyers, who consider themselves constitutional experts, love. Nothing can come of it unless some move is made to summon the President —and there is no indication that any such move is contemplated. The debate was stirred by a report in the Washington Post that Watergate prosecutors felt the grand iurv had received tection under the First Am end- jury which grand testimony which needed explaining, and if it were not for the fact that he were President, Nixon would be summoned to explain. Those supporting the theory of a grand jury subpoena argue that the President is not above the law just because he is President. The Supreme Court has said that no citizen can claim immunity from testifying before a grand jury because of his position. Newsmen have special pro- ment's freedom press guarantee, but the Court ruled that in some circumstances, newsmen must testify or go to jail. In the decision, Justice 1 Byron R. White called attention to an opinion by the first Chief Justice, John Marshall, when he was sitting as the presiding judge in the treason trial of Aaron Burr. Marshall wrote that under proper circumstances" a President could be summoned to testify before a grand jury. CONGR TIONS Our 1 We Are Proud of You For Achieving Your Goal and Wish You The Best n The Future. Special Purchase Living The Bank Thar Leads The Way Room Your choice of several styles in patterns and solid colors. Nylon and Nylon blend covers, both durable and beautiful. Reversable cushions for longer wear. Don't let drab winter get you down. Brighten up your home with one of these attractive, long wearing, budget saving Living Room Sets. USE YOUR CONVENIENT O.T.'S CHARGE PLATE Bank of Galesburg F.D.I.C. I 343-4141 *ho opening or expansion of once described iw Hie "sweep- 83 local business concerns 'at ing down of the mightiest n cost of $10 million; process- walls of resistance." ^_ -K. IGCI 15,700 unemployed rcsl- For it all, however, Uic 10- demts and located" 4,660 jobs; year-old in the parMtlll does renovated 61 entire blocks, redeveloped .100 living units, purchased and secured for redevelopment 760 bouses — and Invested $5.5 million in present or promi s ed child ren' s centers. THE LIST GOES on. There's no area of local life that thb Kennedy dream has not touched. Crime is down, health care is up and for the first time in three decades a branch bank has opened. Slum conditions continue, to bz sure, but there is undeniably a beginning of something Kennedy noi recognize Bobby Kennedy's picture. And, five years after Ills death, the Senator's name is seldom associated wltti the aiiiti-po-verty program of his [founding. No statues have been erected on Nostrand Avenue. No granite walls have been etched with,his speeches. Ho was then, this is now, that's the way it is. Besides, as one resident puts it: "Mr. Kennedy saw hope for places like Bcdford-Stuyvesant. If there's hope here now, then, welt, 'ain't that the best memorial of all?" Prices Good Only At Associated Druggists JUNE 6, 7,8 & 9 Wo Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities At Sale Prices. You Know You're in a Reliable PHARMACY When You See the A.D. Sign! BADMINTON SEX Only $3.75 Coupon offer with .. . BACTINE Aerosol 4% oz. BRECK Shampoo 7 oz. Dry, Normal, Oily Mfg. List $1.25 ea. MSflS' JERGENS Extra Dry Skin Formula 9 oz. Mfg. List $1.35 GILLETTE FOAMY 6i/4oz. Regular Mfg. List 89$ COLGATE Dental Cream 7 oz. Family size eg mm Mfg. 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