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October 1, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

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Never Known A Mother's Kiss Northwfttt Arkansas TIMES, Tuet., Oct. 1, 1974 FAVETTEVILLe, ARKANSAS Child 3, Lives In. A Plastic Bubble HOUSTON. Tex (AP) -- David is « 3-ycar-old who has never known a mother's kiss or the touch of a bare human hand. He lives in a plastic bubble, and doctors sny there's no med- ical certainty he'll ever live elsewhere. David suffers from a disease known as severe combined immune deficiency. His body has no immune defenses against disease. Even bacteria that most people can easily throw off could k i l l him. For three years he has breathed filtered air, has eaten sterile food and has been cuddled only by hands wearing big, black rubber gloves which extend through the wall of his bubble. He was delivered by Caesa- rcan section on Sept. 21, 1971, and was placed immediately into a plastic-walled bubble. He GM Advances Two Men DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors lias advanced n f i n a n - cial wizard and a veteran auto engineer Lo its executive summit. Both are men with long internships wilti the nation's largest manufacturer. The selection of Thomas A. Murphy «is GM's new chairman of the board and E.M. "Pete" Estes as president indicates there is likely to be no dramatic shift in the firm's policies, say industry observers. The GM board of directors selected the pair during ,' meeting in New York on Monday. And will) the elevation of six other GM executives, policy-making at GM remains en trenched in many of the same hands which have helped guide the giant firm in the past. In fact, observers nil along have remarked on the similarities between the new off! ccrs, their policies and their retiring predecessor. "This enlargement of the lop Volunteers Needed For Food Program ; Volunteer senior citizens an needed to assist in the program of Nutrition for the Elderly. Tin volunteers are needed to delivc meals to older 1 citizezns and arc "needed from approximately 1 . a.m. to 1:30 p.m. once a week Transportation for delivery wil be provided. Prospective volunteers ar requested to contact the Retire Se n i o r Volunteer Progran (RSVP) at 751-3751, Phillip Plaza in Springdttle. nanagemcnl group recognizes ever-increasing complexity : operating a modern world- vide enterprise," the board aid after naming Esles and lurphy. Murphy, an accountant, has eon with GM since 1938. A for- ner clerk in the firms comp- rollcr staff, he continues the !M tradition of having a strong noncy man holding the purse- trings of a company which ang up sales of $35,3 billion in 973. Murphy moved up from vice hairman, a position he took in 972 when GM directors 'jumped" him over a number if more experienced vice presi- lents. Estes is a car maker. He started as a GM engineer at age 18, and now, 40 years Tax Vote Set MARIANNA, Ark. (AP) -Local voters go 'to the polls to day to vote on a one-mill tax to support a $50,000 bond issue that would allow the city to buy fire truck. Mayor John Oxner said :ax increase would be involvec because the current bond issui would be paid off next year. Hi said ir the bond issue is ap proved, the current tax will bi extended. The Arkansas Inspection and Rating Bureau has told the citj to acquire another truck o face a change in rating. Th city is currently a Class 6, tb lowest possible rate in Ar kansas for any city not main taining a full-time fire deparl ment. dtcr, is the head auto man for company which marketed 68 million cars and trucks 'orldwide last year. Murphy will take bis new ost on Dec. 1 when Richard C. jcrstenberg steps down after caching mandatory retirement go of C5. Like his predecessor, ames M. Roche, Gerstenberg ias directed GM's powerful fi- lance committee, and that job low falls to Murphy. Estes assumes the presidency oday following the retirement f Edward N. Cole, who cached the mandatory retire- nent age of 65 last month. Murphy and Estes are both I. They inherit two of the high est paying jobs in U.S. in dustry. Gerstenberg earnec 938,000 in 1973 after stock op- ions, while Murphy, who was vice chairman, pulled in $832,997. Cole made $846,500 and Estes was paid $703,500 as one of three executive vice presidents, Richard L. Terrell, 55, anc Oscar Lundin, 63, were pro moted from their vice presiden cies to fill Murphy's vice chair manship. Four men were selected for executive vice presidencies: F .femes McDonald, Reuben Jen sen, Howard Kehrl and Roger B. Smith, They reflect the Car Looted · Elton Capps of Houston Tay lor Motor Co., 3372 N. Colleg Ave., told Fayetteville polic Monday that a $1.25 four-barrc carburetor was taken from car on the lot sometime durin the past weekend. epth of leadership for which M has been famous, and coin- rise the largest top manage- nent in the firm's history. World Recession A Major Problem WASHINGTON (AP) -- The danger of a serious and pro- onged world recession ranks vilh inflation as a major concern at the annual meeting of he International Monetary Fund. Johannes Witteveen. managing director of the IMF, was the first to refer to the danger of recession when he warned hat mistakes in combatting in- 'lation could push the world to the brink of economic collapse. Efforts by nations to control nflation by reducing demand for their goods "must n o t be allowed to generate international repercussions resulting in severe and prolonged reces- lion," Witteveen said. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon was scheduled to give the U.S. views on the world economic situation in an address today to the 1,200 delegates from 126 member nations Ford pledged in of the IMF. President opening remarks to the delegates Monday that the United States would play a "constructive leadership role" in confronting what he described as a "unprecedented challenge in the world economy." tyt*: "^ ny ^ iGA Stores Make 190 Per Cent Fund Contribution REPRESENTING IGA UNITED FUND CONTRIBUTORS . . .Jack Cardiff, Mrs. Ruth Dusek and Hubert Agee Millard Goff, Co-Chairman of the 1974 Fayetteville United Fund Major Gift Division, has announced that the four Consumers IGA stores in Fayetteville have completed a collection drive in which 100 per cent employe participation was obtained. Hubert Agee, President of Consumers IGA, said that many o! the employes who donated to the fund are students who work only part-time He expressed his appreciation to employes for the total support of this year's drive which will supply aid to over 20 Nortiiwest Arkansas agencies. Ruth Ann McCandless, executive secretary for the fund, said that this is Consumers IGA's first year in achieving the 100 per cent mark. She listed other firms in Fayetteville with 100 per cent participation as First National Bank, for the third year, and Mcllroy Bank, for the second year. ANNOUNCING OUR lias lived behind plastic glass ever since. "It's only In the last rriontl or six weeks that he's began to think about getting out," said Dr. David A. Frcedman, a professor of psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. "I think that the next step is for him trying to remove himself from that room. The whole question is how long can you keep someone in a goldfish bowl." At the request of the boy's mother and father, hospital officials have declined to give the youngster's last name or identify his parents. They said he has one sister Frcedman says that so far David's development -- physically, intellectually and emotionally -- has gone we... The boy is brighter than most children his age, his language skills arc advanced and "he already knows . Freedman said in an interview. He is also agile and strong. He jumps and climbs and plays hall inside his 9-t bubble with more most 3-year-olds. He sleeps in a tunnel-shaped 'bubble. David knows his mother and father, even been only faces side of a plastic wall, and spends to them with affection. He goes home _ bubble and slays with his family every six weeks lives there bubbles. What the future holds is uncertain. "We definitely know what it holds if we don't do anything." said Dr. John R. Montgomery, co-leader of the team caring for David. "We know what the future would bubble." David's about once in every girths. For most, death in eight or nine months, usually ~rom a massive, infection. What the doctors hope to do is to awaken David's natural immunity Next week, they plan to try injections of a thymus extract that has been used in research. Several other techniques have also been attempted. But Montgomery says, "We don't know anything at this time that holds promise of a permanent cure." "One possibility is that we will not have to do anything," said Dr. Rafael Wilson, the oth- Videomatic19"d;. a0 n,i Solid-State Pedestal Color TV This great Magnavox value has an "electronic eye" thai automatically adjusts the picture to changing room light so you got Ideal viewing in any llghtj any room. And, it has tha advanced Precision In-Llne Tube System--for optimum performance and minimum service. It's an integrated, bonded, system with fewer parls logo wrong. One-button tuning and 100% solid-stale reliability, tool Your choice of three styles. 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