Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Mpn., Aug. 26, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Survey Shows Dangerous Blood Levels Of Carbon Monoxide CHICAGO (AP) --Researchers said today that nearly half of all nonsmoking Americans .have dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in Iheir blood. And for those who smoke cigarettes, the problem is even more severe, the researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin found. The study, contained in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on a 30-month survey during 19G9-72 of 29,000 blood donors living in urban, suburban and rural areas. Automobile exhaust is a ma- Â·jor source of environmental carbon monoxide. High levels of the noxious gas are especially harmful to the elderly, infants and heart patients. - Federal standards set blood 'concentrations of 1.5 per cent or more of carbon monoxide as the harmful level. The study was done by Dr. Richard D. Stewart and his associates in the department of environmental medicine at the Milwaukee college. They found that "15 per cent of those tested had concentrations of carbon monoxide exceeding the federal standard. They also found that "tobacco smoking was the single most important factor" responsible for the highest concentrations of carbon monoxide. Smokers had three or more times the amount in their blood as nonsmokers. High levels of the gas reduce the amount of oxygen the blood can carry through the body. It can cause drowsiness blurred vision and reduced nental alertness. Extremely ligh levels in confined places can be fatal. Geographical location, occupation and meteorological con; litions also were found to in- iuc'nce carbon monoxide concentrations in the blood. Three-fourths of those studied in Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago had greater than 1.5 per cent concentrations. In New York and Washington, D.C.. 35 per cent were measured at that level. The researchers found thai city dwellers consistently had ligher blood carbon monoxide concentrations than persons living in suburban and rural areas. Among occuvational groups, laxicab drivers generally hac higher levels of carbon monox- tde than others. By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Aug. 26, he 238lh day of 1974. There are 27 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, giving women the same voting rights as men. On this date: In 131G, artillery was said to Have been used for the first ne--in the battle of Crecy in Welfare Help WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The New Zealand government is to make lump sum payments of up to $3,750 to the dependents of any citizen dying before the age of 65. The formula provides $1.500 cash to a totally-dependent widow or widower, including ; partner of a de facto relationship. There are additional payments of $750 for each depend ent child, up to a limit o: $2,250. The extension of the scheme by Prime Minister Norman E Kirk's L a b o r government to cover all deaths becomes effec live in April 1975. Today In. northern France. In 1765, Massachusetts Gov. Thomas Hutchinson was accused of favoring the British Stamp Act and a mob sacked his home. In 1934. Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over the Saar to Germany. In 1937, Japan blockaded Chi- World War II, nese shipping. In 1942, France's Vichy government an- Stock Market Said To Be Victim Di Murphy's Law By JOHN CUNNIFF NEW YORK (AP) Â·-- The trouble with the stock market, said the broker, is that it has 'alien under the domination of Murphy's Law, which slates .liat when trouble comes everything that can go wrong does go wrong. "It is the opposite of St. Paul's idea of everything working together for the good," said Lucien Hooper, vice president of Thomson . McKjnnpn [;Auchincloss Kohlmeyer ' What can break the spell? He listed these: More Arab oil money mighl come to the market on the theory that the dollar is the best of the world's major currencies, might decline. "Then we are approaching Labor Day, which often in the past has marked a turning point in economic and in vestment trends," mused Hooper. But Hooper and other market npimced the dissolution of the! men must suspect that another diabolical law,holds the market French senate. In 1945, at the end of the war, Japanese envoys boarded the U.S. battleship "Missouri" to receive their surrender instructions. Ten years ago: Student and Buddhist riots forced the resignation of the government of Premier Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam. Five years ago: President Nixon gave a birthday party at the White House for his predecessor, Lyndon Johnson. One year ago: Skylab 2 passed the halfway point on its 59-day journey in space. Today's birthdays: General Maxwell Taylor is VI. Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo is 72. Thought for today: There captive. It is the law. of broken promises and frustrated hopes It states that you shouldn' hope because it won't c o m e true. Market men consoled them selves for many months witl the hope that once Watergate was behind the nation the stocl market would move forward. I didn't. Then, brokers waited for in flation to crack. Reports, basec more on hope than fact, relalec to anyone who would listen tha nothing so stupid "as 'ftje'ed'u cated man, if you get off the thing he was educated in--Wil Rogers. od prices were bound to drop. Alexandra Leaves RIO DE JANEIRO AP) -Princess Alexandra h a s left Brazil after opening the British Industrial Fair at-Sao Paulo on Sunday. The princess, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was accompanied by her husband, Angus Ogilvy. Pool Proposed TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- State Sen. Heniy Sayler, R- St. Petersburg, suggested Saturday that each of Florida's one million Republicans contribute a dime toward building a White House swimming pool for President Ford. "It is my guess that every American, regardless of party, agrees that President Ford de-i serves a pool." Sayler said in a- letter to Florida GOP chairman L.E. "Tommy" Thomas. "It will help him keep his good health and, thus, permit him to do a better job. Sayler said. The Agriculture Department uricd t h a t hope with its rought report. With 'hat news (he market trough the 700-point "barrier" ok another dive, plunging irough the 700-point "barrier" i the Dow Jones Industrial verage like lead through tis- ue paper, which is about the trength of s o m e blue chip ':ocks today. As it begins this week, the market now has. very little,lippe eft for any sudden economic lianges of sufficient strength turn It around. Each day tiie ileak reality settles lower over the street." Market men know, for ex- inple, that no pronouncement f President Ford is going to ispel the forces that have driv- n investors from stocks anc nto the credit market, where lieir cash earns unprecedented dividends. These are the forces that also ave driven American industry rom the stock markets,, where ome of; them -can't raise ime, into Â· the office's of the ankers, who have the money lend but at devaslatingly gh rates. Monetary restraint is chief igredient of those forces. It re uces the relative supply ol money. Interest r a t e s rise, iphoning off funds. In theory, this high cost of money s h o u l d discourage pending plans, but it hasn't. The last faint hope of t h e ummer is likely ito expire will mother rise in the prime lend ng optimists will begin talking ng optimists . will bgin talking up the year-end rally." The rest might pray to St 'aul. FIRST FEDERAL UP TO? WHAT IS Up to 7V2 /Q Interest on Four Year Certificates of Deposit. 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