The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 9, 1986 · Page 7
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 9, 1986
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Circumcision medically unnecessary The SaUna Journal Thursday, January 9,1986 Page? PUBLIC SALE Dear Ann Landers: You do such a good job of educating American parents that I hope you'll help get the word out on the most common unnecessary surgery performed today on American children. We learned the hard way. Ten years ago the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians found ther j was no medical reason for circumcision of newborns. Nobody told us that. While the practice today is declining in the USA and has been abandoned in Canada, Britain and Western Europe, nearly two- thirds of American newborns are still having the surgery even though all the old "health" myths (cancer, cleanliness, mental illness, etc.) have been discredited by the medical community. Except in a few rare cases, the only reason to circumcise is for well-established religious beliefs. Like most Americans, we thought it was "supposed to be done." I watched our son circumcised in our local hospital. His screams from the pain tore my heart out. No anesthesia was used. Problems developed later that took months to correct. Never again will a child of mine go through this trauma. Now that we've learned much more about this surgery—not only is it unnecessary, painful, costly (about $200 million spent each year) and moderately risky (one in 500 has a problem), but it removes a perfectly healthy part of the body. Ann, please advise your readers to get the facts before they circumcise. We wish we had. The American Academy of Pediatrics has an excellent brochure your readers can obtain by sending a stamped, self- addressed business envelope to AAP, Dept. C, 141 Northwest Point Road, Ann Landers 1 NEWS AMERICA Elk Grove Village, HI. 60007. Thanks for performing another long-overdue public service. — Anonymous Z. Dear Z.: The facts as explained are medically correct. The only problem is some young boys insist on being circumcised because they feel "different" after seeing their pals in the gym showers. Also, I have been told that GIs in World War II and Vietnam asked to be circumcised because the women preferred it. Dear Ann Landers: Yesterday my husband and I went through the nightmare of rushing our young grandson to the emergency room after he ate a cigarette butt. Fortunately, they were able to induce vomiting. He suffered no ill effects. I wonder how many people know cigarette butts are extremely toxic? It takes only two or three to kill a small child. Ann, please print a warning about this in your column. It could save many little lives. And, I hope you will include a list of the most common household products that are dangerous to children. We all need reminding periodically. Thanks for doing what you do best — educating the public. — Vancouver Reader Dear Van: Poisoning is one of the major causes of brain damage among children under 12 years of age. Over one-third of the cases are due to swallowing aspirin tablets. Other leading poisoners are household cleaning preparations, pesticides, paints and varnishes. I urge every parent who reads this column to take 15 minutes RIGHT NOW and check your medicine cabinet and cupboards. Remove all substances that might be harmful (or deadly) to your child. Lock them in a secure place. And don't forget the fingernail polish remover. Also, never — I mean NEVER — put cleaning fluid in a pop bottle. Dozens of children have died because mothers have made this mistake. If your child should drink or eat something that is poisonous, be aware there are regional toll-free hotlines. Get the number from your pediatrician and keep it by your telephone. Calling that number could save your child's lif e. Club calendar Today Moms and Kids Study Group of the American Association of University Women, 9:30 a.m. meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Mulberry. Program: "Quick Meals with Kid Appeal." Friday Parents Without Partners Inc., "MEAN STATION Over 500 Swimsuits To Choose From 50%«»75%off Mid State Mall Salina ALL PAYMENTS COLLECTED BY AUTHORIZED RECIPIENT WILL BE DEPOSITED 1 st National Bank ACCT. #793-961 PUBLIC SALE OF SEWING MACHINES VACUUMS FROM DEALER ACCOUNT NO. 533687 by Order of Secured Party WILL BE HELD AT: Best Western-Mid America Inn, Salina 1-70 at Exit 252 Time: Friday, Jan. 1O — 10:30 A.M. to 8:OO P.M. Saturday, Jan. 11 — 9:3O A.M. to 7:OO P.M. Sale limited to Inventory available, only These units were repossessed from a large Mid-West dealer and will be sold directly to the public. Name brand sewing machines — Singer — Pfaff — Necchi — Bernina — Elna — Viking — White — Riccar and more New, Original Values to $1500,00. Prices start at $58.00. Used from $25.00. Inventory includes some Sergers and Walking Foot Upholstery Machines. Vacuum Cleaners — Eureka — Hoovers — Kirby — Compact — Rainbow — Electrolux — Panasonic — Filter Queen and more. New, Original Values to $950.00. Prices start at $48.00. Used from $25.00. Also included — other bankruptcy and closeout merchandise. Cash — Visa — MasterCard — American Express. All New Units With Full Factory Warranties No Phone Calls Please (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) Baby named A daughter, Christina Marie, was born Dec. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Doug Spellman of Columbia, Mo. The father is a former Salinan. Grandparents are Katherine Nash of Las Vegas, Nevada, B.C. Nash of Lakin and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Spellman of Salina. smmrmmmiiiiimms CARL'S PIANO SERVICE 7:30 p.m. board of directors' meeting, 333 S. Eighth. All members welcome. Eagles Lodge, 6:30 p.m. hamburger fry, Aerie Home. Art and Travel Study Group of AAUW, 1:30 p.m. meeting, Maurine Riley, 111 Overhill Road. Program by hostess. GFWC Art and Home Culture Club, 1:30 p.m. meeting, Mrs. Lester Hagadorn, 129 S. Ohio. Program: "Emergency Preparedness" by Gerald Smyth. Salina Chapter 2046 of the American Association of Retired Persons, 11 a.m. meeting, Elmore Dining Room. Entertainment by the Rev. Robert Schneider. Visitors over 50 welcome. TOPS Kan., 131: 9 a.m. weigh-in; .9:30 a.m. meeting, the United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush. New members welcome. Friday Night Duplicate Bridge Club, 7:15 p.m. registration, Red Coach Inn-West. New Hope Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, Sunris'e Presbyterian Church, Roach and Beloit. For more information, call 827-4433. New Adventure Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, white house behind Trade Winds Motel, 1700 N. Ninth. For more information, call 827-4433. New Beginnings Alcoholics, 12:05 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. North Enders Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, 1700% N. Ninth. Chapman Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, Catholic Parish Center, East Sixth Street, Chapman. Mid America Inn Restaurant S.UNDAY BRUNCH 11 am-2 pm $ K Q fif Free Sundae 1842 N. 9th Salina, •'.?»•; ^ Carl F. Bergman 20 years experience 'Serving the Salina area since 1SS5" 913-827-8717 412E.CIaflin Salina, Kaniis suium. IIU.II..JL.JK t® SINGEK School Machines The Education Department placed orders in anticipation of large school sales. Due to budget cuts these sales were unclaimed. These machines must be sold! These machines are heavy duty and sew on all fabrics: LEWS, CANVAS, UPHOLSTERY, NYLON, STRETCH, VINYL, SILK, EVEN ON LEATHER! These machines are new. The new 1985 Singer machine has built-in stitches including: professional overcast, zigzag, buttonholes (any size), invisible blind hem, monogram, satin stitch, embroidery, applique, sew-on buttons, and top stitching. Converts to free arm. 25 year warranty. Your Price with this ad is $186 Your Price without ad $41 9 Your check, Mastercard MID-AMERICA INN 1846 N. Ninth Salina ONE DAY ONLY THURSDAY, JAN. 9th, 11 AM-8 PM SINGER APPROVED DEALER * A Trademark of The Singer Company JANUARY CLEARANCE We're Cleaning Up And Cleaning Out Name-Brand Fashions For Men, Women, Children, Plus Domestic Goods. Hurry In And Take Advantage Of The Savings And Selection! 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