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Pig* 4 A NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla,. Saturday, June 22, 1W4 NEWS-HERALD | H9 % wm ^^^^ | Panama City, Florida | A Florida. Freedom Newspaper this newspaper is dedicated to furnishing |i; information to our readers so that they can $ better promote and preserve their own free* §ij dom and encourage others to see its blessings. Only when man is free to control himself and all he produces, can he develop to his utmost capabilities, We believe that freedom is a gift from God and not a political grant from government. Freedom is neither license nor anarchy. It is self control. No more. No less. It must be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral guides as, the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule i and the Declaration of Independence. s| Feelings: Unreliable Guide Can You Believe He's Eating the Whole I I TO TO Columnist Abigail Van Buren advised a reader that "\yhen we do the right thing, we feel good about it. iVhen we do the wrong thing, we feel bad." . Her words did not exactly say that feelings are the test that tells the difference between right and wrong, but the context made clear that is what she meant. We suppose her criterion as to moral values—personal feelings—is shared by many, for we have often heard the saying, "I just don't feel right about it." There is a certain amount of truth in Dear Abby's sentiment. Doing bad things inevitably will make a person feel bad, and doing good things often will bring a good feeling. Still, it is likewise true that wrongful deeds can induce a temporary pleasure, and right actions can induce both a temporary and lasting pain. What Dear Abby told the reader, therefore, was only a partial truth. Feelings cannot be a valid test of morality for the simple reason that feelings change, but Tightness and wrongness in the fundamental sense of the terms do not change. Thus if a person were to go by his feelings, the night before he might say that a certain action is right, but the day after he would be equally certain it was wrong. The notion that feelings are the litmus paper of morality blends easily with the idea that emotions determine right and wrong. But moods are subject to change agents—drugs, narcotics, alcohol. Therefore, if feelings are the determinants, a person could manipulate morality by popping a pill or smoking marijuana. In the same way, painful feelings do not indicate you have done something wrong. For example, no normal parent enjoys disciplining a child..To most, this aspect of paren­ thood is distressing to the point of trauma, yet to neglect it is to usher an undisciplined generation into the world. Surgery is painful venture, but it is not therefore wrong. It may be crucially right to the preservation of life. Training for an athlete is not always pleasant, sometimes comes down to sheer drudgery. But a champion or even a strong contender does not count physical workouts wrong on grounds that he would rather be doing something more interesting. Life is not a game such as athletics, but it is a contest, and a similar principle applies. But when a person does not go by feelings, what is left to go by? Some may say, "will do whatever accomplishes my objective, and that for me will be right." This is the morality that proposes to get rich by robbing a bank. Or he might say, along wth Huckleberry Finn, "From now on I won't worry about it, I'll just do whatever comes handiest." A final possibility is to adopt intellectual criteria. Customarily these boil down to the Ten Commandments, sometimes summarized in the Golden Rule. The merit of this standard is that it is definite and does not vary. It is like a plumbline that tells whetever a wall is vertical. It yields the same results wherever applied. The drawback of course, is that the decalogue not infrequently is painful to apply. If we look at the problem though in the light of how we ourselves would prefer to be treated, we would much rather deal with a judge who goes by the Ten Commandments than one who goes by his feelings. In our separate ways, each of us is a judge to our Fellow humans. Surely what we wish to see in another person, we should endeavor to teach by our example. Your Horoscope By /eon* Dixon" SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Your birthday today: Symbolically speaking, it's time for "inventory." When that is thought out and clarified then you can use what you have for a prosperous year of upbeat activity, converting potentials to ready cash. Relationships brighten even the dullest routine. Today's natives tend to adopt a permanently serious demeanor no matter what they are beneath the surface. Aries [March 21 -AprU 19]: Maintaining your calm may be dififcult under the emotional stimulus of the day. Be as tactful as you can despite the excitement. There's joy to be shared. Taurus [April 20 -May 20]: Intense expressions characterize the day, as likely positive as any other way, according . to your approach. Values escalate readily for almost any sort of possession. Gemini [May 21 -Juoe 20]: To live each moment as it happens takes care of nearly all common problems. In the rush of days such as this, tempers flare over petty misunderstandings. Take it easy! Cancer [June 21 -July 22]: Straighten out loose odds and ends. Whatever belongings have lost their use should be cleared put—sent to your favorite charity if nothing better can be done with them. Leo [July 23 -Aug. 22]: Overconfidence, haste are the main factors to keep within bounds. Enjoy the full flavor of this glamorous, complex day. Evening brings good news, fun. Virgo [Aug. 23 -Sept. 22]: Influential people are helpful, but only indirectly. Be discreet, leave the way clear for them. Impulse late in the day brings you into an unaccustomed situation. Libra [Sept. 23 -Oct. 22J: Now it's a matter of finding a common meeting point, at which the interests of all concerned agree. Your friends are temperamental, complicating your dealings. Patience! Scorpio [Oct. 23 -Nov. 21J: Outward expression of creative talents comes to full bloom. Bring selected company, make at least a symbolic journey of an intricately patterned weekend. Sagittarius [Nov. 22 -Dec. 21] : Accept others as they are, grant them the right to err, hope they can do the same for you. Welcome new friends. Special conditions require temporary close cooperation, Capricorn (Dec. 22 -Jan. ill: Group or partnership ventures prosper with even minimum effort. The quest for the unknown succeeds, generating more challenge than eVer. Celebrate tonight oh general principles. Aquarius [Jan. 20 • Feb. DR. LAWRENCE E. LAMB Low thyroid is metabolic disease 18 1: A new gadget intrigues you, or an errand brings you into an unexpected confrontation. Take the trouble to be sure of directions beforehand if you travel. Pisces I Feb. 19 -March 20]: The drift today is toward added responsibility for you and those associated with you. An intuitive approach brings better results than charging ahead without thinking. QUOTE "We can't issue propaganda for peaceful coexistence then turn around and put our troops in other countries... it accomplishes nothing and earns the confidence of no one." -Late Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev in the recently published second half of his memoirs. Bible Verse, 'i will restorethe fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit." -Amos 9:14. "With labor and management working together-in common cause - and not against each other - we can build and produce and prosper^ and defeat any threat, from whatever source, against our own security and the peace of the world." -William Green, American Labor Leader. By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - I have a problem with low thyroid and hope you can answer a few of my questions. Is a low thyroid the same as a thyroid disease? I have taken one Synthroid 0.1 mg. tablet daily for more than three years. The doctor took me off the medication for eight weeks more than a year ago. By the end of this time my arms hurt a lot and I was gaining weight which disappeared as soon as I was put back oil medication. What causes this weight gain? Will a thyroid deficiency turn into heart trouble if one has it for a long time, or what problems can it cause as one grows older? Right now my thyroid is about normal, yet I am very short of energy and cannot' hurry when I do anything. A medical exam came up with nothing else wrong. Is this normal for a person with thyroid trouble, or should I nave more examinations? DEAR READER - Anything that represents an impairment of the normal function of the body or any part of the body is a disease. Low thyroid (technically called hypothyroid) disease is classified as a metabolic disease. It is correctly diagnosed whenever your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. There are a lot of people on thyroid medicines who don't kneed them. When you give a normal person thyroid medicine his own gland quits producing so much hormone, so the total available will end up being about right. This is f reat because it means that a ot of people won't be poisoned with too much thyroid. But, when you take a normal person off thyroid it may take some time for the normal thyroid to resume its full function. Meanwhile the person has symptoms of a low thyroid. I don't know whether all the various tests, and even then it is sometimes impossible without waiting to find out how the gland will function. That is probably why your doctor had you off for a full eight weeks. Weight gain from low thyroid is a direct result of eating more calories than your body uses. The problem, though, is the body just isn't using a normal amount of calories. All the energy sys- t.em is slowed down. Theoretically you could avoid weight gain by not eating so many calories, but it would be a real effort and would not correct the basic problem. So, it is better to correct the low thyroid problem and eat normally. Because people with low thyroid conditions tend to have high levels of fatty- cholesterol particles, they also tend to develop deposits in the arteries and heart disease. This will not happen, Ray Cromley though, if you simply replace the thyroid you need with medicine. Even when the thyroid function is very low, a K erson may not show the eart trouble, because they use so little energy that the heart doesn't have to work very much and doesn't have any trouble meeting the body's needs. There are many causes of fatigue. Low thyroid is only one and is seldom the real cause. Most fatigue problems are related to life situations. But, you have to be sure there isn't something else, such as anemia. I would guess that your doctor's examination of your thyroid Junction^ has been adequate to find any-, thing serious that needs correction other than a review of your life situations that may be causing this response. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, In care of this newspaper, P.O. Bo* 1551, Radio City Station, New York. NY. 10019. A rosy prediction among the thorns By Don Oakley What with pollution, energy shortages and worries aboiit the depletion of natural resources, "progress" is a suspect word these days. Rosy predictions about the future, once a staple of the Sunday supplements, have been supplanted by essays discussing just how bad things will be by the end bf the century. Thus it has to be something of an event when a magazine bucks the current pessimistic trend to take a confident look at what life will be like in these United States in and around the year 2000. . ' . Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill's constructs industry newsweekly, did just that recently in "Probing the Future, a mammoth, 538-page issue marking the publication's 100th anniversary. Not that there won't oe problems and challenges aplenty, For instance, by 2000. 85 per cent of America s expected population of 250 million wilt live in cities. This will meflri that 60 million more people will have to be accommodated in urban centers in less than three decades. To meet this need, almost 100 cities the size of San Francisco will have to be constructed But according to the skilled observers and reporters who contributed to 'Troblng the Future," the job can and will be done. Some of their predictions: Cities will become more high-rise, with numerous 100-story and even 150- to 200-story buildings dotting the horizon. Some structures will be built on stilts hundreds of feet above S lazas, and huge "A-frames" 400 to 500 feet high will span ighways, railroad yards and parks. Plazas, some at low levels, some 100 stories up, will connect structures and provide open, parklike space as well as stability. On the ground, vehicular and pedestrian traffic will have their own levels, with theaters, shops and restaurants. High- rise buildings will be self-contained communities housing populations of 25,000 (the size of Philadelphia in 1776) and Incorporating all services and conveniences as well as employment. Private housing Will look pretty much the way it does now, but the single family house on its own plot will give way to row houses built about a commonly held open space. Factd- ry-produced utility service cores will incorporate kitchen, laundry and heating and cooling plants in prefab units. Near-future public transportation will be an elaboration of the -best that exists today, with high-speed intercity trains the most likely development. Personal rapid transit systems will be in use before 2000, but the intercontinental rocket, the personal helicopter, the automated highway and gravity vacuum tube travel won't be. Lumber will be extremely scarce in the 21st century, ana efforts will be made to increase forest productivity through fertilization to bring trees to maturity in months rather thah years. Concrete will be improved so that it will be temperature- and chemical-resistant, high in tensile strength, self-curing and flexible. Glass will be 10 times stronger and plastics will find new structural applications. Robots will replace men in dangerous jobs, and today's computers will be replaced by thinking units that will "talk" with designers and make suggestions. Building tradesmen could be making as much as $60 an hour, while enjoying greatly increased benefits and reduced working hours. , All in all, the year 2000 sounds like a great place to visit, though many old-timers who don't expect to make it may be just as glad they won't have to live there. Still, it's a refreshing departure to read some hopeful predictions for a change instead of the usual gloom and doom. Ralph Novak An offering to the mushroom Muse U.S.-Soviet missile race far from over By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) Despite public assurances by the Defense Department that current U.S. intercontinental missiles are technically superior to those of the Soviet Union, no such sure knowledge is really available here. There is no conclusive evidence one way or the other as to whether one or more of the new Soviet ICBM family is qualitatively superior in accuracy and invulnerability to U.S. counter-weapons. The first phase of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks agreement, commonly called SALT I, has not slowed the Soviet side of the arms race. It may have spurred the pace of their development. Ceilings on intercontinental missiles and missile submarines were set so high they imposed no visible restraint on what the Kremlin leadership might build for some time to come. The wording of the treaty also gave impetus to the Russians to quickly build to that limit and to invest heavily in that upgrading their weapons systems. If by late 1977 the Soviet k true in vour pas? nr not Union can build to their ceilings with weapons of advanced You can't fell without seeine technical quality, they will be In a position when SALT I ex- YOU can t tell witnout seeing pireg tha f demand thelr su g eriority be confirmed in whatever treaty is signed at that time. For the ceilings in SALT I did set a precedent - fixing Soviet missile and missile-sub levels higher than American. The tenor of recent talks indicates Soviet determination to perpetuate that precedent. Current Soviet negotiators are tough and unbending. They make it clear in actions, if hot words, that the Kremlin expects no meaningful new agreement now unless the U.S. will stipulate cutbacks and holddowns in our intercontinental forces which would build in a U.S. inferiority greater than that which any U.S. president could accept. Moscow assuredly know this. The only reasonable inter- E retation of their demands, therefore, is that Premier eonid Brezhnev is satisfied with SALT I and inclined to let that arrangement run its course to 1977. Serious negotiations are unlikely under present circumstances until 1976. This attitude would not prevent the signing of some form of cosmetic agreement at the end of President Nixon's forthcoming Moscow visit, one which would set limits so high as to be meaningless on MIRVs missiles with several warheads, each of which can be aimed at a different target) and other systems which count. Some firm agreements on peripheral weapons or a partial ban on underground nuclear testing also are possible. . By Ralph Novak The Muse of Nuclear Testing has really been lording it over the other muses ever since India exploded its first nuclear device. "Way to go there, India baby," he called out recently in a fit of exuberance. "Way to go after the big one. Way to show people who's who down there on Earth. That'll teach those p&lefaces* 1 ' "I think you have the wrong Indians there, Nuke," said the Muse of Disarmament. "And anyway, how can you be so hap: py about something like that?" "What do you mean? That's another one of those giant leaps for mankind. Think of how many dams can be built using nuclear explosions. Think of how many hospitals can be carved into mountains. Think of how nice it is to sit up here and watch those old explosions give the Earth a nice little jolt." "Bang, bang, you're all dead," shouted the Muse of Limited War, who had sneaked up unnoticed. "What surgical precision. What restraint. What..." "Oh, come on with the restraint bit, Lim," moaned Nuclear Testing. "Be realistic, You know how one thing leads to another.' I News-Herald 1 Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Second Class Postage Paid at Panama City, Florida: P.O. Box 1940, ZIP Code32401. Direct Successor to the Panama City News. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. 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"And anyway, why shoudn't everyone have nuclear devices and nuclear weapons? If the Big Muse didn't want it that way, he never would have invented nuclear stuff in the first place. "Well, maybe the little ones are all right," Limited War interjected, "but the big ones put too many people out of work, They don t leave any role for your average Joe, know what I mean?" "Good grief," Disarmament said piously, "do you underst tand what you're saying? Why can t we just let people get along with dynamite when it's so tempting for them to make bombs once they get nuclear devices." "Live and let live, I say," Testing said with a smile. "Que sera, sera; you pays your money and you takes your choice. Besides, the more countries that have nuclear weapons, the less chance that they'll be used." "That doesn't make any sense," Disarmament said. i "Who said any of this had to make any sense?" Testing said, his voice rising. "All's fair in love and war - or nuclear devices, for that matter. What are you supposed to do when you have nuclear knowhow, hide it under a rock?" "How about a bushel?" Limited War contributed. "Oh, this is terrible," Disarmament said. "I guess I'll never be able to take a moment's rest again with you around, Nuke". It just makes me sick to think of all those hungry Indians down there while people are going around testing nuclear 1 devices." , "Ah. them hungry kids again," Nuke said with disgust; "Let them l em eat mushrooms." COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUNDAY 2 p;rri. — Archery Club, Archery Range; > 4 p 4 m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Panama City Beach* Public* Invited.

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