Medford Mail Tribune from Medford, Oregon on August 28, 1949 · Page 13
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Medford Mail Tribune from Medford, Oregon · Page 13

Medford, Oregon
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Sunday, August 28, 1949
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tcmc leiepnoio 1NTERURBAN CRASH INJURES 19-MUwukee, wis., firemen lift a stretcher out of a window of one of the lnterurban streetcars that crashed Into the rear of another. Nineteen persons were Injured In the collision. The shabby, worn or damaged cushions, linings, etc., of your car's upholstery is restored best by our real service. Have your car comfortable and in A-l shape again. Your Health and Its Care Br Dr. WIIUAM IRADY, M.D. Readers should address inquiries ti Dr. William Iredy, 26S II Cimine, Imri) Hills. Calif. Sunday, August 21. 1949 MEDFORD (OREGON) MAIL TRIBUNE THIRTIEK LUMBAGO w Mrs. Fay Bragg Dies; Former Resident Here Word has been received here that Mrs. Hay Dickerson Bragg, a former Medford resident, passed away August 21 at Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Bragg's hus band was associated with the Hunt theaters and the Union Oil company during the time they lived in Medford. Mrs. Bragg had gone to Palm Springs from Silverton, Ore., six years ago because of her health. She was 48 yc-ars old at the time of her death. She is survived by the widower, a son, Collin; a brother, C. H. Dicker-son, former mayor of Silverton, and a sister, Mrs. Amos Benson, Eugene. Funeral services were to be held at Silverton today. CAT LIKES TOMATOES Buena Park, Cal. (U.R) C. W. Morgan's cat; Mabel, likes tomatoes and if the Morgan family is going to enjoy tomatoes from the garden, Morgan has to watch Mabel more closely than his bank account. Morgan picks them green by the light of the moon before Mabel can get to them and stows them away to ripen for the table. Salerno. Italy, Aug. 27 (U.R) Federico Pucci claimed today he has. invented a machine which can translate copy from any language into any other. Lumbago, or low back pain, is caused by a great many obscure disorders. Obviously, a fall or a sudden great strain accounts for a considerable number of temporary disabilities in this connection but in many instances it is a matter of some difficulty to locate and remedy the source of the trouble. C o n f r o n ted with the ne- pr. Brady ccssity of carrying out numerous diagnostic procedures to establish the the cause of his pain, the uninitiated victim often becomes quite resentful. He assumes that "something is out of place'1 and he may decline the diagnostic measures outlined by his physician and seek the services of a "bone-setter." . It would seem well established that muny cases of low back pain are not due to "something out of place," in the sense that one or more of the bones of the lower SDinc are slightly "out of line," or "displaced." X-ray pictures denictine "irregularities in me positions of the various back bones are-of slight, if any, value in this connection. The bone- bender" who eiiblv describes the various "displacements" visible in the film he shows to the patient, would have a sorry time of it trying to convince an assem blage of experienced pnysicians of the worth of his observations and "prejudice" has nothing whatever to do with it. The patient who is assured that his back Dain is due to a vertebra which is constantly "getting out of place is sorely in need of a diagnosis. It is impossible to indicate within the limited space available for this column the wide extent of the various factors concerned in low back pain. Some idea ot the possibilities may De gained, however, by brief mention of one or two common disorders which are actually the cause of many cases of lumbago, in instances where the patient is undergoing considerable gymnastic "manipulation" for a "displaced vertebra." One of the most troublesome and persistent causes of low back pain is arthritis which may present itself in various forms. The term arthritis merely means "inflammation of a joint," and unless the specific type is indicated the mention of the word is scarcely of more value than the word "pain" itself. In one type of arthritis,. affecting the spine, a gradual "atrophy" or shinkage of the tissues involved occurs. In another type, new bone is actually formed which may present it- surface of the bones involved. impinging upon and interfering mechanically with the surrounding tissues. Often, this new bone formation assumes the shape of spurs or spikes. The arthritis process may be "latent," or un-noticeable for a long time and suddenly assume a very painful phase following an inconsequential strain or jolt. Under these circumstances it is understandable that many a person is apt to convince himself that he has "thrown something out of joint." The utter folly and stupidity of undergoing manipulation for the correction of a never , ending "displacement" where none exists and which treatment itself may aggravate the underlying disorders is also a matter, the scope of which prevents further discussion in this limited space. During recent years an Increasing understanding of the factors Involved in low back pain has led to the recognition of what is known as a protruding disk. In this condition, due to force, the cartilaginous pad which acts as a cushion between the vertebrae or backbones, is ruptured in such a manner that part of it is allowed to protrude into the spinal canal. The spinal canal is the canal which is en-cirelprt bv the backbones and which contains the spinal cord which extends down tne canai from the brain. This protrusion invariably oocurs low in the snlne because of the mechanical factors involved. This injury re sults in a chronic pain wnicn arises in the low back and extends down one or both legs as a "sciatica." Inasmuch as this injury is Irreversible, it follows that in a case of any severity noming short of surgical interference will ever effect a cure. In minor cases, where the injury is slight, and the amount of protrusion is minimal, the disorder can be "borne" DerhaDs without sural cal operation. Pain is produced by actual pressure against the nerves which issue out of the spinal cord. One can not help but wonder as to how many vic tims of this condition nave sud-mitted to "manipulation" for a "displaced vertebra." QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Whit! No Milk? I am a light eater and dislike milk. Have Been Told vltamlm are the bunk. Please give your opinion on this. (W. H. P.) Answer How about cottage cheese. Dutch cheese and other kinds of cheese? Cream, butter, skim mtlk, buttermilk. Acidophilus milk, sour milk. Bulgarian milk and Yoghourt are all good equivalents for milk. If you mean vitamins as magic, yes, they are the bunk. But 1 think every one who consumes less than 1 lb pints Ithree glasses) of milk or Its eaulva- lent dally should supplement his or her deficient diet with a suitable dally ration of three vitamins and three minerals, as explained in the pamph let Young f oiks and uid Folks, mailed How's That Again? " y ' ' 1 1 1 ' N n. "Oh well, easy com easy gol" Copco Power Lineman Loses Pants And Hat Roseburg, Aug. 27 Marvin Cooley, California Oregon Power company foreman, went home in his underwear the other day. It was all in line with tradition. ' Cooley was foreman of the crew building the transmission line between Toketee Falls power projects and the Dixonvlile substation. The line was completed early this week. There is a curious ceremony among power company men when a line is finished. All crew members' hats are nailed to the last poles and woe be to the man without a hat. Cooley was prepared. He had a hat for the oc- wrltten reauest if vou orovlde self as an outgrowth from the (Copyright 194 by John r. Dilie Co.) B Dave Cox Active Club Awarded Concession At Fair To finance its project of 'scotchlighting" the bicycles of Medford kids, the Medford Active club has been awarded the concessions stand at the Medford Aviation fair, September IB. it was announced yesterday by Roy Huson, project chairman, and Al Bradford, Active club president. The concession stand was made available to the Activians as a public service on the part of John Atkins, owner of the Air port cafe, and Dwight Houghton, chairman of the Aviation fair concession committee, Bradford said. "Scotchlite" reflector tape, to make bicycles more visible at night, will be applied to any kid's bicycle free of charge at the junior high school September 10 at 2 p. m. Small Slashing Fires Give Patrolmen Runs State forest patrolmen reported two small fires in slashings yesterday. One during the afternoon covered a half acre south of Mud-nris H ennth nf Griffin creek. Bergren Lumber company employees Dtiiil a vrau aiuuuu it. The cause was unknown. The other In the morning reportedly resulted from a power saw operation. It burned one-eighth acre northwest of Moon Prairie guard station. Lake O' Woods Visit Today By Active Club Members of the Medford Active club will go to Lake O' Woods Sunday to close the Low Echo Girl Scout camp there. The Activians will dismantle and store the camp's equipment one of their annual projects. The camp closed August 6 after a five week summer session serving girl scouts from all over the southern Oregon area. caslon. But he had not worn a hat on the job and headwear not worn on the job was not accept able. Someone suggested Cooley's pants. They were forcibly removed and soon fluttered in the breeze. A few bareheaded lads fared better. The newly completed line 39 traverses 48.9 miles and millions of board feet of timber were cleared and sold along the right- ol-way. Crews erected 305 tow. ers, which included 859 poles and JBO anchor poles. A total of 147 miles of copper wire were strung, t ne project was launched in liHf. American occupation of the Panama Canal zone by the U. S. began on May 4, 1904. Oregon Farms Need 2,000 More Workers Salem, Ore., Aug. ' 27 (U.R) Four western Oregon employ-met offices today issued a call for 2.000 additional workers to begin on the late hop harvest next week. The Salem office estimated that 1,300 non-residents will be needed for picking beans, hops, cucumbers, blackberries, pears, peaches, prunes and peppermint during the next few weeks. Grants Pass was reported In need of 800 more, while Medford and Oregon City needed less than a hundred each. 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