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ILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER e I Fred Roberts The popular sport o~ skin diving has added the word "SCUBA" to the language, comprising the first letters of "Self Contained Un- derwater Breathing Apparatus". and one of the leading experts on this relatively new sport is a Bismarck man who has just writ- ten a book on it. Fred M. Roberts' book, "Basic Scuba". has just been publish- ed by Van Nostrand Co. and the hefty volume is available at ~B.50 a copy. The son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Roberts. Jr 614 N. 16th St Roberts attended Bismarck Junior college in 1950 and 1951, and holds a degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He was graduated from Bismarck High school in June, 1950. His newly published handbook is described as a complete and authoritative skin diver's "bible" an important book on the operation, maintenance and safe use of all makes of SCUBA equipment. Roberts himself made his first simple salvage dive at the age of eight. He has managed his own diving eqmpment distributor- ship, and continues to dive in major inland waters and o~ff the Atlantic and Pacific coastal areas. Roberts also teaches S~UBA classes for club members, Red Cross and police personnel. At present Fred is a project engineer at International Recti- fier Corporation's pilot plant, Ei Segundo, Calif. Married to the former Mary Jane Werner of Milwaukee, Wis he has three child- ren, Freddie Jr 3; Mary Schuyler, 2 and Dar Alexander, seven months. The family resides at 1630 18th St Manhattan Beach, CaliL In May, 1955, he made a simulated research dive to 380 feet on compressed air--ten feet deeper than the existing world's record. He has contributed material to two books and several maga- zines. "Basic Scuoa" covers such subjects as diving dynamics, basic equipment, diving lungs, learning to use Scuba, self-rescue and water safety, survival in cold water, rubber suits, special problems in diving, spearfishing and photography, swim fin analysis and diving maladies. The book concludes with a written examination which all divers should be able to pass. "Anyone who entrusts his life to Scuba," Roberts says, "'will The forth annual Fall Clini- cal Conference sponsored by the Quain & Ramstad C1-inic and Bismarck Medical Foundation is scheduled for Oct 8, 1960 in Bis- marck according to Dr. Robert B. Tudor, chairman of the Com- mittee on Arrangements. Guest speakers will include Dr. Donald Munro, consultant in neurosurgery and former head of the department at the Boston City hospital. He has also been assistant professor at Har- vard Medical school. He will speak on "The Treatment of Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine When Complicat- ed by Cervical Cord Injuries". Dr. Otto Steinbrocker, assist- ant professor of clinical medicine at New York University Post- graduate Medical school, will discuss "The Present Day Man- agement of Rheumatoid Arthri- lowed by Dr. Robert D. ~reg- ge of the ~epartment of surgery speaking on "Gallstone Illeus". "How co Recognize an Allergic Patient" will be discussed by Dr. Kenneth J. Johnson of the department of Internal medi- cine. A paper on "Parenteral Fluid Therapy in Common Clin- ical Conditions" will be present- ed by Dr. Hendrika Van Drunen. The final paper of the scientif- ic program will be presented by Dr. James R. Morton of the de- partment of internal medicine. His topic is "The Carcinoid Synd- rome". Moderator for the scientific !:t o~ram will be Dr. E. H, Boerth of the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Invitations have been ex- tended to all medical doctors at 8:30 p.m. The social hour a,d U Med School dinner will be attended by doc- tors and their wives. The Bismarck Medical Founda- Receives Grant tion, co-sponsor of the progra~'a, "" is a subsidiary of Quain & Ram- The School of Medicine at the stad Clinic and is organized for University of North Dakota has the purpose of research and edu- received a grant of $15,000 from cation, the National Institutes of Health I-I, for aid in teaching the heart and vessels, according to T. H. Har- Petitions Ask wood, Dean. This is the eighth time this grant has been renewed by the agency of the U. S. Department of Of Agentls Post Health, Education and Welfar. The grant is administered by Dr. A committee in Center is cir- Helge E. Ederstrom, professor at culating petitions to have thephysiology and pharmacology. work of the county agricultural The $15,000 grant will be t~sed agent discontinued throughout to provide equipment, audio- visual aids, guest speakers and Oliver county, instructionfor UND medical The petition, directed to thestudents. Board of County Commissioners, *,* seeks to have the question plac- People--without exception-- ed on the ballot at the Nov. 8 who eat a good breakfast have general election, a better chance to do a day's work well than those who neg- Betbre the question can be lect breakfast. in North Dakota, eastern Man placed on the ballot it must con- ties", tana, northern South Dakota, tain the signatures of 20 per j~~~ Banquet speaker will be Ro- and southern areas of the cent of those who voted in the bert T. Smith, City Editor of provinces of Saskatchewan last election and must be filed the Minneapolis Tribune. The and Manitoba, according to with the county auditor at least title of his talk is "Leave My Dr. Tudor. 30 days prior to the election. Nervous Tensions Alone." The program begins with a --[-]'-- ~' ~~~ The program will include pap- k:ncheon at the Quain & Ram- Give livestock plenty of water. ers presented by members of the stad Clinic, scheduled for 11:30 The body can lose almost all staff of Quain & Ramstad Clinic. a.m. The scientific program w}ll its fat. and over half its protein ~DOWI' Dr. Thorlief L. Stangebye of be held in the Provident Life and live, but if it loses one the department of internal nedi- Auditorium beginning at 1 p.m.tenth of its water, death will re- cine wilt present a paper on A social hour scheduled for 6:30 sult. [] ~ ~ ,wm==~=~v -- !WE "Complications of antihyperten- p.m. will be held in the Municipal sire Therapy." This will be fol- Country Club with dinner servedWeeds rob the U. S. of about $4 billion a year. ~ OC~Ia$L, Fran Striker / 2J. /t./~ 7" S,4,44 Ad~T H/A4/ / TO ~ ~q~',~ /2L YOU'V~ HaA~D/~ HOME, LONE RAN6ER WAIT4 FOI TOKTQ TO RETURN FROM ,TOWN. ~0 YOU THINK YOU~ PLAN l - " ll: 71ONTO ~tRIN~6 NK/Y$ l~4 OUNT/,'~ want to understand thoroughly how his equipment functions and ::--: - - - - : W]4AT~ TH~ ~-~YOU. YOUM~A~Fr~7 ~Y~ ~I6J/24~Y~, mayWill pass.'want a, good working knowledge of the possible dangers he ~ggPO~T~7"O Bl~ l .: ~J/Jvl9 ~" :~A4~TPAF"OF7~,'cAM I ho book covers inforr tion on gases, pressures and .er I factors involved in breathing under water. Material on the various diving sicknesses to be avoided has ~een ~ ~~ ~' ~ ~ ~ I The book is profusely illustrated. ~ Fred's mother says there is a good possibility that her diving. [I I I! author son may be in Bismarck next summer. Has she read the book ye~.~ "'Heavens, I typed it," she exclaimed. 3 i you " f .- COUNTED CA~E OUT ALiVE--Crewmen of one of the two B47 bomb- ers which collided over the Atlantic wear ~olemn faces at Sharmon airport in Ire- land. They are ~rom left) Lt. John Carnochan, Denville, N.J.; Capt. John Breenan, Evansville, Ind pilot; Capt. Richard Glogowskl, Chicago. Their plane limped to safety. Pilot of the plane which went down with its three crew- men was Capt. John C. Hu- bet, Baltimore, shown with his wife Gloria Anne. The planes were in a formation of three flying from Platta- burgh, N, Y to gland. / 7-0~ YOU 7"0~1.~4~ CO/ M" ON,