Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 31, 1973 · Page 27
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 27

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 31, 1973
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Ggtesbu rg Reg i sterMqilGo I e sburg,.. Tuesday, July 31, 1973 tf mm mm . . _ ~ Home, Sweet Motor Home, Is Really Another World By JOAN RYAN WASHINGTON (NEA) - In an effort to bettef understand the growing Americen interest in recreational vehicles for camping, my family fas borrowed at 21 -foot motor home, tt arrived list week and m were ail agog at its mammoth size* Parked majestically beside our station wagon, it created a bizarre contrast, it was as though our delicate Burmese cat had suddenly grown into an African elephant overnight. We had to prune trees on both sides of the driveway to get it otf the street and even then it was a tight squeeze. The driver gave me a quick instructional course in engineering, explaining where to put the propane gas, how to man the water pump and how to activate the generator for independent luxury camping. After he departed, with what seemed like immense relief, We were joined by a swarm of neighborhood children, and we buzzed over the van like honeybees in a fertile field of clover. AT THE END of an hour, feeling like we knew every chrome crack and cranny of the motor home, we withdraw to sit on the front steps to look at the outside. "You know, Mom, it looks like a robot," One of my awestruck sons said. "The big square windows are the eyes; the grill is the mouth; and the TV antenna on the top is the sensor." The Robot had a definite personality with its large vapid eyes rimmed with long metalic window-washer eye lashes. Its grill was set in a permanent but tight smile. Actually when you got to it, the Robot seemed almost friendly. ft J /family How Does Blood Circulate? Dr. Lamb By LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — A few months ago I experienced a coronary occlusion and was told that this caused me to have pulmonary edema. Would you kindly explain please? Also I would like to understand the action of the heart and lungs. Does the heartbeat or contractions cause the blood to pass through the valves in both ventricles at the same time? Dear Reader — Space won't permit a detailed discussion of how the heart and lungs function. I devoted two chapters to the mechanics of how the heart and lungs work in my book "Your Heart and How To Live With It" (The Viking Press, 625 Madison Avenue, New, York, New York 10022, price $5.95). Simply stated, you should think of the circulation as a continuous conveyor belt of blood passing through all of the body. The blood returns from most of the body to the right side of the heart and is circulated through it to the lungs to take on oxygen. The blood returns from the lungs to the left side of the heart. The blood is pumped by the left side of the heart to the brain and most of the body. . Literally, the veins and right side of the heart convey the un- oxygenated blood, while the blood returning from the lungs, going through the left side of the heart and out to the arteries, is the red oxygenated blood. THE SWEET SELL OF SUCCESS She's happy... Dad's happy! The bike which set idly in Dad's garage has be^en converted into spendable cash. It was sold the easy, low-cost way... wjth a cash-getting Want Ad. Galesburg tster-Mail Classified Ads 343-7181 The right and left ventricles, the lower part of the heart, are [muscular pumping chambers. They do contract at the same time and simultaneously force I blood to move along toward the lungs from the right side of the heart or to the rest of the body ifrom the left side of the heart. The blood is constantly moving, since the arteries and veins are full, and each time the heart beats it merely adds more blood to the continuous moving stream. In your problem you developed a blockage in the artery that goes to the pumping heart muscle. Almost always it's the left ventricle that's involved. Because the muscle to the left side of the heart doesn't get enough blood it may weaken and be unable to pump (contract) with enough force until it is properly healed. Because the (heart muscle is weakened it can't pump very strongly. The continuous circulation of blood then accumulates in the left side I of the heart rather than being propelled out to the entire body. The blood literally backs up and causes an accumulation of blood in the lung. This in turn causes water to seep out from the blood vessels in the lung into the air [spaces causing shortness of breath or the accumulation of fluid. The accumulation of fluid in the lungs is pulmonary edema. If the muscle recovers well and there's good healing with: |out too much damage, then the left ventricular muscle is able to contract strong enough again to propel blood in a normal fashion. These individuals are said to have made a good recovery from an acute heart attack. If the muscle is too severely damaged, then it will still be weak and not pump blood out fast enough, which will result in an accumulation of blood and eventually fluid in the lungs. In this instance, digitalis and related medicines are given to help improve the heart function. (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 new booklet on hiatal hernia, send 56 cents to the same address and ask for "Hiatal Hernia" booklet. Manager Named For School Unit Lunch Programs JOY — Paul Cropper, Monmouth, has been hired by West- mer School District's 203 Board of Education to manage the district's lunch program. His salary was set at $7,000 a year if the lunch program ends the year in the black, and $5,000 if it does not i Cropper, a chef with Profes-j sicnal Chefs Inc., was hired to; eliminate losses in the school's \ lunch program, according to board members. Lunches for the coming year will be 45 cents for students in the first six grades, and 50 cents for high school students.: Adult lunches will be 60 cents.! By the time we had dredged Up courage to get out for our first drive, I had—true to form—forgotten the intricate series of switches that turned the gasoline-powered, one- room efficiency apartment into a vibrating, pumping home. It took 40 minutes just to get the air-conditioning stoked up but finally, we were off. I discovered quickly that high-powered gadgets like the Robot make me very nervous. I lack any trace of a pioneer spirit. Had it been left to me, the West would never have been won because I would have turned my Conestoga wagon around on the first Wide spot in the trail, high-tailing it back to Eastern security. "WATCH OUT FOR that man on the sidewalk!" I screamed at my husband, pawing an imaginary brake pedal on the shag-carpeted floor under the passenger seat. 1 was convinced that he needed a navigator, being seven feet from the pavement in a vehicle that could easily hold its own with a Greyhound bus. The children rankled me further. They were continually cranking levers, opening drawers and punching mysterious buttons that blinked red warning lights at me. When 1 first considered the sheer size of the Robot, I anticipated, at the very least, a smooth sleek ride. But our Fan motor home creaked and squeaked along Connecticut Avenue sounding like a brand new pair of Mexican huaraches. "Think what it wilt sound like when we get the dishes and pots packed?" one of my sons commented drily. We crept along the open Maryland countryside. Wc tested the breaking time and practiced lining the van up with the yellow center line, using the large bifocal rear view mirror that was attached outside the window. I was just beginning to feel at home, finally secure enough to look beyond the orange curtains that swayed at each window, when my husband announced that it was my turn behind the wheel. My focus returned to one of basic, selfish survival. My husband's worries were immediate, too. "Watch out for the edge of that bridge!" he said, flattening himself further into his contour chair. Impatient cats lined up behind us on the narrow country lane and my palms began to sweat. ONCE 1 GOT the hang of steering my Robot, I expanded my problems with more or less imaginary obstacles. "What do I do if we come to a tunnel?" I fretted, I had been warned by the factory representative that with the 11-foot clearance, tunnels should be by-passed. The fear of facing such a hazard caused me to immediately eliminate all of New England's covered bridge territory from our prospective travel route. No tunnel in sight, we sailed down the highway, drawing a toot and a wave from a passing Winnebago. We wets all members of a special fraternity, I realized. We answered the other vehicle with the Robot's soprano horn. By the time we headed for home, I found myself enjoying the swaying, almost hypnotic ride. I felt powerful, sitting on my highway throne, gazing disdainfully down at all the ant­ like cars witli their cramped practicality. It was a superior feeling, knowinq that we were traveling in a totally se'f- sufficient van. Even at high speed on a freeway, a glass of water or a solft drink is only a step away . . . once we figure out how the water pump works, and as soon as we find someone who sells propane gas, and as soqn as we memorize the sequence of switches that help provide split-level suburban living on wheels. Sears Wednesday Only • • • WhileQuantities Last! SPECIALS CHARGE IT On Sears Revolving Charge ALL MISSES' and JR.'s Swim Wear PRICE Values to $22 One Group Jrs. Pant Suits and Dresses $ 10 Values to $26 Sizes 5-13 One Group Jr.'c Dresses $i l Values to $20 LITTLE GIRLS SHORTS, TOPS $\ EACH Shorts Sizes 3-6x Tops. Sm. A Mod. I One Group Summer Playwear PRICE fnfants - Toddlers Juveniles GAUZE PREFOLDED Diapers Regular $3.69 Pkg. PKGS. 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