Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 25, 1974 · Page 4
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Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, June 25, 1974
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NEWS-HER ALD IIS W. 5TH ST .. M .H,..HM....... M ,„ M ,.M. t iM,.M.HMM ..?«34l2) Panama City\ Florida A Florida Freedom Newspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to our readers so that they can better promote and preserve their own freedom 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 t the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. Economics' Strange Lesson "How About Me?" TO w w w w w w ••V iv. As « i I ' Mexican economist Dr. Edmundo Flores has a remedy for Mexico's 40 per cent unemployment. Instead of sweeping the freeway with mechanized road sweepers, he suggests that authorities "hire crews of a hundred people to do It by hand." The situation was reported by United Press International. After the news account, the reporter added a bit of opinion. "Most would agree," the UPI writer said, "that Mexico must instead replace machines with men. Its 3.5 per cent yearly birth rate means this country must create 600,000 new jobs annually to absorb the youngsters reaching working age each year." This was a reference to a governmental move in the public works ministry to reduce by 40 per cent the machinery used in construction programs and the expectation was that such a "corrective" would add approximately 40,000 jobs during 1974. Mexico's plight is pertinent not just because the inhabitants of that country are near neighbors, but in that we can look at other peoples' problems with less emotional involvement and hence with greater clarity than we can our own. And we can gather lessons in the observation. First, Dr. Flores may be correct. In a given situation, if you have people standing around and they are willing to do a job more cheaply than you could build a machine to do the same job, then obviously sheer manpower is the way to go — all other things being equal. But you wind up with a rather peculiar situation if you take a specific economic situation and convert it to a doctrine as the UPI writer and the public works ministry tried to do. Suppose, for example, public works abandoned the idea of a mechanized sweeper and put all the idle people to work with brooms. Suppose that a similar philosophy was followed throughout the country so that it was possible to add 600,000 jobs each year and thus attain full employment. The inevitable conclusion from such premises thus becomes that the more primatlve the tool§ that a community has, the richer such a society becomes. We all know that the logic does not square with the observed data. What is wrong with it? Well something must be wrong, because if MORE than 600,000 jobs were needed, then the next suggestion from the public works — and possibley from UPI newsmen, would be to throw away the brooms and sweep the freeways with fingers! The real question here Is whether tools, mechanized or otherwise, are the enemy of employment. To find the answer, we could explore the logic In the opposite direction. Suppose that after putting idle hands to work brooming the freeway, Dr. Flores Investigated the economic feasibility of manufacturing mechanized street sweepers in Mexico. Assume that he found Mexicans could build the machines more cheaply than they could be bought from America. Obviously building the tool makes jobs. So does digging the iron ore from which the tool is made. So does running the railroad that transports the ore. So does operation of the mill that reduces the ore to steel. So do manufacture and operation of the machine tools that are necessary to fashion the parts out of which the street sweeper is fabricated. By one economic theory, you see people working harder with less and less. By the other economic theory, you see people working at more advanced skills and achieving more productive Instruments in an endless series of new jobs. Which way of thinking is more beneficial for Mexicans or for us here in this country? To be sure, if Mexicans were sweeping freeways by hand, and then the government came along with a mechanized sweeper, many people would be thrown out of work. And there would be suffering. But the suffering does not come because human beings no longer are wielding brooms. The suffering comes because they do not have the skills necessary to get jobs in the sweeper factory. That is a problem of job displacement. A thriving marketplace economy — one that is free enough from government regulation to seek a profit — will re-train these idle hands to do the work necessary to attain that profit. Tools make work. That is the strangest lesson that economic science can teach. -'fx? Your ^ Horoscope* By Jcane Dixon TUESDAY, JUNE 25 well-established normal ron PR LAWRENCE E. LAMB Hiatal hernia needs help By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - My husband and I are 65. We were in the hospital for tests. I was taken in the life squad for chest pain. The doctor said it was only nerves. I spent about five days there for tests. He said I have a hiatal hernia and that was the reason it's hard to swallow. What is this and can it be treated? Also, what is hydronephrosis and hy- droureter? I need a medical dictionary. This is what he had on my hospital bill for $400, and he told me my tests were all right My husband's bill was $600 and it said spastic colitis. A.S.H.D. and myocardial ischemia. He has been a heart patient for several ears. Now neither of us nows what's wrong or if we can be helped. I've always done all my own housework, and it makes me nervous not to be able to do it and help others. DEAR READER - Chest pain is a symptom. Many medical problems can cause it other than heart attacks. The problem is that frequently you can't tell whether it is a heart attack or not without testing and observing the patient for a period of time. The prudent thing to do is to put the patient In the hospital and do this. If it is a heart attack, immediate help can be given if any life threatening complications occur. One of the causes of chest pain resembling a heart attack is hiatal hernia. There is a normal hole in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through to the stomach. Ordinarily, the diaphragm separates the chest cavity from the abdominal organs. Often, particularly after 40, this hole enlarges and lets part of the Ralph Novak Thirty miles to the burp By Ralph Novak Since it looks as if the energy crisis is going to be with us in one form or another for a long time, a lot of people are trying to come up with solutions. Some state officials in Texas have pointed out that cows burp SO million tons of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere every year and they suggested, hopefully cud in cheek, that harnessing the burping of 10 cows for a year could heat a small house. Another helpful idea was sent to the federal government's energy officials by someone who described himself as "the superior supreme commanding chief of all the aliens of the dimensions of the infinitives of this section of star travel" and said he knew a planet where there were oceans of oil. This kind of creative thinking opens up all kinds of possibilities. We could, for example, add to the energy supply LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: On June 8 my family, a friend and I were visiting in Panama City. As most people do when visiting Panama City we went to the beach. When we arrived at the beach, about 11:00 A.M., we were warned about the undertow being so bad. So my family and our friend played along to edge of the water. While doing so, a small boy, who was caught in the undertow, called for help. My husband went out to get the child and while he was after the child a man and woman called for help. My oldest daughter and our friend went out to help these two. To make a long story short, after these persons in distress were helped, my husband, daughter and friend. needed help. My husband managed to keep bur daughter calm and get her back close enough for someone to get her. By this tirne he was cbmpletely exhausted but thank God someone got him out of the water. But our friend had gotten quite a distance out. He panicked and started drowning but by some miracle a wave washed him toward shore. When he was gotten out of the water he was not breathing and had started turning blue. NOW BEGINS WHAT I REALLY WANT TO TELL ABOUT! The young men, who I guess were life guards on the beach, knew exactly what and how to do to save a life. They really did a fantastic job. An officer from the sheriff and police department were on the scene in minutes and administered oxygen and called for an ambulance. These people all acted in a very efficient way but most of all they were helpful and kind to us. I am sorry I do not know their names but they know who they are and I want them to know we are deeply grateful to them. My husband and our friend had to be taken to the hospital by ABC Ambulance Service. The two ambulance attendants, Henry and Andy, were very efficient also. Their concern, kindness and understanding, even after we reached the hospital, was beyond the call of duty. The doctors and nurses in the Bay Memorial Hospital were truly "angels of mercy." They were kind, efficient and took the time to explain to me what was being done in the emergency room and to let me visit with the patients as soon as possible. They really did an outstanding job. Our friend had to be admitted to the hospital overnight. The personnel on the floor of Room 210 were also extremely good to us. Of all the people we came in contact with during this period, not a single one was anything but kind, courteous and helpful. My family, our friend and I would like to say "Thank You" to all of the above mentioned people through your newspaper. Your city is very fortunate to have people of this caliber serving the public. Sincerely, Mrs. Martha B. Nale Opelika, Ala. Bible Verse "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." Matthew 7:4,5. "Praise a man for what he does well, then gradually help him with his shortcomings." - Dale Carnegie, American biographical writer. stomach form a hernia through the enlarged hole into the chest cavity. This is associated with burning pain in the pit of the stomach and spasm of the esophai which can cause the cr pain. There are many things that can be done for this problem. •For more information write to me in care of this newspaper, P. O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019, and ask for the booklet on hiatal hernia. Send 50 cents to cover costs. Hydronephrosis refers to dilatation of the part of the kidney where the urine is collected. Hydroureter means dilatation of the ureter tube that drains the urine from the kidney to the bladder. Often the dilatation is from an obstruction to the drainage of urine. It can also occur during pregnancy from the pressure of the baby. Your tests mean that the doctor didn't think you had any important obstruction or problems with this finding and no doubt it was not considered too important in your case. All of this means that you E robably can continue to do a »t of things you have been doing, provided you change your habits to eliminate die problems you have had with your hiatal hernia. The term A.S.H.D. is an abbreviation for ar­ teriosclerotic heart disease, the problem of fatty deposits in the arteries to the heart. These are the cause of his 6 revious heart attack, [yocardial ischemia refers to inadequate flow of blood to the heart muscle, from the same cause. So, since he has been a heart patient for years, I would presume this is merely the documentation of these problems he has had for sometime. The spastic colon is another and separate problem, referring to cramps of the colon and bowel problems. These can often be improved with good bowel training and proper dietary patterns. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, In care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station, New York. N.Y. 10019. Your birthday today: Brings on the first of a long series of firm decisions if you are to prosper fully. Eac,h notch of progress opens an additional challenge. You're on your way! and largely on your own resources. Relationships run deep and quiet, an underpinning of emotional sustain- ment. Today's natives develop intense self-discipline, a keep appreciation of the qualities of others. Aries (March 21-Aprll t«|: Reasonable or a bit slow is enough today—give things time to settle in place. Attend any long-range agreement that's been hanging fire. Find time for an old friend. Taurus (April 20-May 201: Family and its connections offer a broad field for interest or concern. Bring your information up to date. Take nothing for granted in any negotiation. Gemini I May 21-Junc 201: Now is the time for definite economy both in cash and personal energy. Any commitment should be undertaken with thought of many factors beyond your own convenience. Cancer I June 2l-.luly 22|: A diplomatic touch saves not just the day but a long future. Insight into an old mystery may he a shock. Be discreet! Home life and its improvement come up as a main issue. Leo I July 23-Aug. 221: Financial matters drift into moments of decision-dilemma; no time is left for reconsideration. Depend on nobody for anything beyond tine. Virgo I Aug. 2:i.Scpt. 221: Fast talk runs n full rOriRc of sales pitch. There's no urgency to gut into new,ventures. The sound ones will still be available after you have checked them out. Libra I Sept. 2;t-Oct. 221: The unexpected is the order of the day. Delay your response to bo, sure wiiero your best Interests lead. The most important considerations may not he visible nt all today. Scorpio I Oct. 2.'t-Nov. 211: Be yourself without internal conflicts; all else then clicks right. Keep all dealings uboveboard. Nothing works so well as meditation and the serenity it brings. Sagittarius I Nov. 22-lh<c. 211: It's almost certain you'll have to put in a heavier contribution to your family and community. Partnerships tend to confusing results—go it alone. Capricorn I Dec. 22-,lun. ID|: Be prepared for contrary opinions and edgy relations. Rivals are at their competitive best; close usso- elates arc uncommonly balky. Be coolly sensible, Aquarius I Jan. 20-l-Yb. 181: What seems simple and direct to you is likely very strange to many others. Take note of where you arc and where they are, then seek some common ground. Pisces I Feb. I»-Marrh 201: You'll be proud of your ability to get ulong with people during this day of pleasant surfaces and intense undercurrents of feelings. Many important issues elude ready view. Turning to some useful purpose all the effort service station attendants no longer in use cleaning windshields. Hooking up the jawbones of Howard Cosell, Johnny Carson and Ron Ziegler to electrical generating equipment. Taking all the material, manpower and energy used in producing every made-for-TV movie planned for this year and using them for making hot fudge sundaes or some other more useful purpose. Changing the penalties for traffic violations so that someone convicted of, say, drag racing would be required to spend 100 hours running on an endless belt connected to oil well drilling equipment (this solution would have the additionally salutory effect of battling the national weight problem). Banning the following electric appliances: scissors, pencil sharpeners, shoe buffing machines, hot lather dispensers, popcorn makers and Christmas tree stands. Talking the oil companies into taking all the motley they are now using for advertising that tells us how nobly they are searching for hew sources of petroleum and using it to search for new sources of petroleum. Having one hour of television time on each station left empty every evening. , r ., _ Reducing the volume on all electrical equipment used by Year, 32.40*, 6 Mos. 16 20* 3 rock musicians by 94 per cent. Mbs. 8,10,1 Mb. 2.70, Sunday Designing all automobiles so that they fall apart if anyone ohlv 1 Year 2\ 40 ft MAR attempts to drive them on trips shorter than a mile. M 3 JS, * ii Harnessing the power being used by supermarket clerks to RS„ V ,£ in ih* nai , fl ;.i mark prices up all over the country. ?ffiS et P ^i h u Encouraging everyone to take one hour out of every day 2 ™fL"v» »at neia °y Wara- and sit quietly, using no energy other than brain energy, to JSu. 1 j*P L0, ? T P an y» \ nc< 575 devise solutions to the energy crisis, or concoct pleasant day lft ird Aye., New York, N.Y; dreams, or formulate nice compliments to pay people, or 10017. Branch offices in prin- contemplate the universe, or to just plain think. cipal cities. I News-Herald | Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom New- spappers Inc. Second Class Postage Paid at Panama City, Florida: P.O. Box 1940, ZIP Code 32401. Direct successor to the Panama City News. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER: Daily And Sunday, 1 year 39.00, 6 Mos; 19.50,3 Mos. 9.75,1 Mos. 3.25 BY MAIL Daily & Sunday, 1 Year 48.00 6 Mos., 24.00, 3 Mos. 12,00,1 Mos. 4-00., Daily Only, 1 Community Calendar TUESDAY 7 a.m. — Panama City Beach Lions Club, Holiday Lodge Restaurant. 9 a.m.—County Commission, Courthouse Annex. 9:30 a.m. — Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center. 11:30 a.m. — Panama City Federated Garden Club, Panama City Garden Center. Noon — Optimist Club of St. Andrews, Harbour House Restaurant. Noon — North Panama City Kiwanis Club, Harbour House Restaurant. 12:15 p.m.—Rotary Club, Seven Seas Restaurant. 12:15 p.m. — Exchange Club of Panama City, Holiday Inn Restaurant. 3 p.m.—Children's Story Hour, Bay County Public Library. 6:30 p.m. — East Bay County Kiwanis Club, Coffee Cup Restaurant. 6:30 p.m. — TOPS, Fla. Chapt. 181, Base Hospital Training Room, TAFB. 6:30 p.m. — Webelos, Parkway Presbyterian Church. 7 p.m. — Toastmasters Club, Student-Faculty Dining Room, GCCC. 7 p.m. — Bay High Boosters Club, Bay High School. 7 p.m. - Civil Air Patrol, Bldg. 1148, TAFB. 7 p.m. — Beach Business Mens Assoc., Meeting Place Announced. 7 p.m. — Panama City Chess Club, Room D-203, GCCC. 7 p.m.—TOPS, Fla. Chapt. 248, Health Center. 7 p.m. — Boy Scouts, Parkway Presbyterian Church. 7 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center. 7:30 p.m. — Marine Corps League and Ladies Auxiliary, Daffin Park Clubhouse. 7:30 p.m.— Volunteers in Probation Friends, 1316 Harrison Ave. 7:30 p.m.—Lions Aux., Member's Home. 7:30 p.m. — Tyndall Toe Tappers Square Dance Club, Service Club, TAFB. 7:30 p.m. — Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110 S. Palo Alto Ave. 8 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First United Methodist Church. ' 8 p.m. —Alateen, First Methodist Church. 8 p.m. — Al-Anon Meeting, First United Methodist Church. CALHOUN COUNTY 7 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Blountstown Library. GULFCOUNTY 12:15 p.m. — Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club, St. Joe Motel Dining Room.' 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, St. James Episcopal Church. 7:30 p.m. — O.E.S. Chapt. 191, Masonic Lodge, Reld Ave., Port St. Joe. WASHINGTON COUNTY Noon — Chipley kiwanis Club, Chipley Motel Restaurant; >i

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