1117 W. 5th Street Austin, Texas 78703 “Largest dispensatory of Botanicals in Texas” DALLAS Big Main Store 4528 McKinney 1 Downtown: Austin Alley. across from El Centro College \(Austin & Elml FORT WORTH 3306 F tied 16301 Camp Bowie BIWA in Ftidglea Shopping Center WACO 301 N. 25th 125th & Coludibusl TEMPLE Mall Towne Ea Country 4401 S. General Bruce Dr. RICHARDSON 508 Lockwood FARMERS BRANCH Farmers Branch Shopping Center Valley View & Josey Lane classified AMERICAN FRIENDS Service Committee needs progressive group to share our office in large house, 1022 W. 6th Street, Austin. One or two rooms, $100-$150. Call 474-2399. FREEWHEELING BICYCLES. 2404 San Gabriel, Austin. For whatever your bicycle needs. BOOK-HUNTING? No obligation search for rare or out-of-print books. Ruth and John River Hills Road, Austin 78746. JOIN THE ACLU. Membership $20. Texas Civil Liberties Union, 600 West 7th, Austin 78701. THE MOCKINGBIRD ALLIANCE of Houston needs your donations to fight nuclear power. Send your money to: Mockingbird Alliance, 4600 Main, Suite 207, Houston 7506. AMSTERDAM CANTOS Y POEMAS PISTOS by Ricardo Sanchez, Texas and America’s outstanding Chicano poet. The Chicano mind/spirit encountering Europe. In English and Spanish. Available Sept. 1979. $3.50 paper. Place of Herons Press, Box 1952, Austin 78768. Write for our list. COMMUNITY ORGANIZERSACORN needs organizers to work with low and moderate income families in 16 states for political and economic justice. Direct action on neighborhood deterioration, utility rates, taxes, health care. Tangible results and enduring rewardslong hours and low pay. Training provided. Contact ACORN, 503 West Mary, BACKPACKING MOUNTAINEERING -RAFTING. Outback Expeditions, P.O. Box THE SAN ANTONIO Democratic League meets the first Thursday of each month. For information, call Jim Bode at 344-1497. THE ZIONIST CONNECTION by Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal, Dodd, Mead & Co., N.Y. Read this well-documented book by a non-Zionist Jewish author who will enlighten Israeli conflict and America’s involvement. \(If it’s not available at your bookstore ask, AUSTIN HOUSESITTER available this summer. Will feed your Fido and take care of your Tabby. Good at watering lawns and plants. References. Call Paul, 477-0746. THE LONE STAR SPUR is a sleek looking spur that slips into the groove right above the heel of your cowboy boot. No straps needed. Perfect for either honky tonkin’ or riding. Specify man’s or woman’s model. $20. Lone Star Spur Company. 3420 Mt. Vernon, Suite #1, Houston 77006. Classified advertising is 30 per word. Discounts for multiple insertions within a 12month period: 25 times, 50%; 12 times, 25%; 6 times, 10%. ATTORNCYS Overcome the high cost of down-time on your legal secretary. Let us type your motions, appeals, contracts, and other legal documents. We can type from your rough drafts or tapes. Our work is flawless, professional, fast, and economical. Foreign language typing available. 477-6671 504 W. 24th St. Austin, Texas Copy-Rite, heat stroke among the poor and elderly. Many people are at special risk from the heat. Babies, for example, are less able to cool themselves than adults. A 19-month-old who had wandered away from a Dallas day care center was found dead after only a few hours. Obese adults also are vulnerable, as are people with diabetes, poor circulation and heart disease. Persons taking medication or using drugs are in special jeopardy. Half the patients who have died this year of heat-related causes at Parkland Hospital and in the 1978 epidemic of heat stroke were on diuretics or psychoactive drugs. All of the major tranquilizers and the antihistamines used for nasal congestion decrease sweating. A quick way to distress is to sit in the hot sun, say, at a rock concert, and take speed, LSD, or cocaine especially if you don’t drink enough liquid. The drugs speed up the metabolism and thereby cause terrific temperature elevations. “In the heat a person sweats three quarts an hour and some of these summer rock and country concerts are 12 hours long,” says Dr. Knochel. “I think they’re murderous in this kind of weather. One young man treated at the Willie Nelson July 4th picnic probably thinks they don’t last long enough. After he finally became conscious and told medical attendants he had been taking uppers, downers, a mushroom or two, wine and a little beer, he asked, “When’s the concert gonna start?” Then he noticed the tents were being taken down, trucks loaded with gear were grinding their way through the remains of the picnic for 60,000 people. He had gotten his liquid through an I-V. * * * People have to cool off at certain times of the day. “Sit on the porch in a wet sheet and fan yourself. Go to the shopping mall, the library, a church. Restore a little stamina and give the heart and circulation a chance to cool off for two or three hours,” says Dr. Knochel. If you don’t treat yourself carefully and your temperature rises to 106 degrees, you may wake up in a tub of ice water with emergency room personnel rubbing you with ice cubes and fans blowing over you. There will be a large needle in a vein so they can keep the liquids feeding into your circulatory system. You’ll be intubated into the trachea so if you go into convulsions and vomit while they’re cooling your body, the material won’t aspirate into your lungs. Acute renal failure, cardiac arrest are also possible complications. You have to be cooled as quickly as 22 JULY 25, 1980
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