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I Looking at Life\i J^_JZl!__ _____^_L-!^L^_-H ——•__—___^__—____ _J_^I By ERICH BRANDEIS "How does one find his propel 1 liche ini life?" asks a reader. "How many have just dropped nto a job and struggle towarfts, nit never attain any large measure of succe.913? Struggle, because they must earn a living, while feeling trapped and inferior and unhappy because they did not learn') for what they are best fil- •ted. "My son is 32 years old. Soon we shall have to decide the proper studies he will assume in order that he be prepared to some ex- teat for his future occupation. WHAT occupation? "He may become an accountant, bul should have been a doctor—he may become a doctor, but should have been a welder. "Why did- you become n writer, whose philosophical column I rarely miss reading?" That letter was from a well educated business man, ;md it is difficult to answer, . Maybe I. can answer il best by answering 'his last question first. I got my first job jus! like almost everybody else gets it. I needed it,.so I answered an ad. It was n corset factory. They needed a boy to put the laces in the boxes. Three dollars a week. I put corset laces in boxes from 8 in, the morning till 6 at night with a half hour for lunch. -Aftei one week I quit. I answered another ad, and another, I worked for a railroad, a telegraph company, a department store, a brokerage house. I was disgusted. So I bummed my way to California and gol, a ob as a sleward on a. ship to rjpnolulu. • 'When I came back I was broke, looked around and had two jobs offered. One as a paint salesman at $35 .a week, .the other as a cub reporter' "on a' San Francisco paper at-$12. I chose the reporter's job. Hours: 3. ; in the afternoons until 2 in the 'morning, seven -days a week. ! |it / was lough but I loved it, I knew I had found my life's work. I've never left it and would n^ver be'/happy in any kind of work •where I couldn't write. ... T TJmt:.'realJy answers the. whole letter,, doesn't, j.t? '' You 'ban't •feYr'your son what he the idea that it is duo to the for- mcnlation of food and this means indigestion and the • outlook is ominous. Now it is comforting to know that investigations have shown thai gas on the stomach is not a serious sign at all, nor an indication that the food is fermenting, or that it is not .digest ing-properly. It is due to •';the habit, quite unconscious, of swallowing air. And the burp docs not consist of the results of fermentation, but just plain atmosphere. Swallow Air We all swallow some air with each deglutition whether it is of food, fluid or saliva. The amount accumulated after a meal or a drink expands into a bubble at the top of the food level in tho stomach and is shortly and quite spontaneously "burped." An x-ray specialisl, showed me a veteran, belcher behind a fluoroscope the other day, .drinking a glass of barium. First we could see the small air bubbles that follow each other down the esophagus into the stomach with each swallow ' of tho barium mixture. They formed *the usual stomach bubble, resting on top of the bar i u m. Then the patient was instructed to rid himself of gas, and a trul> startling set of manoouvers started. He seemed to start sucking and largo -bubbles of gas travelled down Ihe esophagus to tho stomach, distending it rapidly to quite a degree and making up as much as • twice Ihe amount of barium mixture ingested. After the fourth or fifth sucking- the whole bubble was released and looked as if i I-gave quite a bit of satisfaction. Causes of Gas Such is. the mechanism in Ihe case of the average belcher. There arc some real conditions that cause accumulations of gas on the stomach— one is gallbladder trouble, one is obstruction of the outlet of should be. He'll have to find that oul for himself — by trial and error, by disappointmcnls, by failure. But if he is made of the right stuff, he'll find himself. If lie is destined for succes, he'll never rcet until he does that one thing he wants more than anything else. And he'll never bo happy until he gets it! (Copyright, 1944, Syndicate, Tnc.) King Features

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  1. Naugatuck Daily News,
  2. 29 Feb 1944, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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