Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 30, 1974 · Page 75
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 75

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, June 30, 1974
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8p»rte Mini-Pronie TED SIMMONS: Hit Father Said, "Go Find Another Sport!" A collision on a harness-racing track that nearly crippled Ted Simmons for life drove him out of racing . and into baseball success as one of the game's best catchers. Simmons hit over .300 in his first three full seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals-the only catcher who has ever done this. Simmons' dad was a harness-racing owner and trainer and two of his brothers are still active in the sport. Simmons decided to follow the family tradition and tried his hand at driving horses. During a workout one day, a buggy coming from the opposite direction smashed into Simmons' buggy and demolished it. Only a last-second pull of the reins saved Simmons from crippling injuries. His father rushed to his ton, pulled him out, andtoM Mm, "That's all for you! Go find another sport.". .. Simmons enrolled at the University of Michigan with the intention of playing college ball before joining the pros, but he was lured away by a $50,000 bonus offer from the Cardinals. ... He was an immediate success as a switch-hitting batter when he moved up to the majors. He was named to the National League's All-8tar team in 1972. "He keeps throwing better and catching better alt the time," Joe Torre, a former top catcher, says of Simmons. "He's also one of the strongest men I've ever met in baseball—which is vary important when you play behind the plate every | day in the hot summer months ."... The 24-year-old * Simmons is married and has a young son, Jon, who | has his own catcher's mask and insists on wearing * it all day long.— By Barry Abramson Doctor Letslbu In Your Child and Milk: ~Why Doctors Worry Milk, for ages the mainstay of child nutrition, is under fire. According to the eminent American Academy of Pediatrics, milk intake should be restricted in the case of: 1) A child with nutritional iron deficiency. Such children depend largely on milk for caloric intake, and some may have a blood loss in which milk may be implicated. Milk contains no iron. 2) A child who won't eat. Often, in such children, 90 percent of their food is milk. Reducing milk to ; pne-third restores their appetite. 3) A constipated child. Constipation is often relieved wheo milk intake is cut. There are other reasons that may justify cutting down on your child's milk consumption. One is milk allergy. Another is to prevent cholesterol buildup in later life. It is said that to control cholesterol, it is wise»to start in child- family Flak BY JACK TIPPrT hood. But despite all this, don't worry— milk is still an excellent food. It's just that it's not a perfect food. There is no one perfect food. —By Erwin Di Cyan, Ph.D. <TheDielltMlrii How to Cut Calories —Between Moala If you snack between meals, listen to this: Dr. David B. Coursin, director of research at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., estimated at a recent symposium on human nutrition that 40-50 percent of all food oaten fa consumed between meals. Besides that, snacks—peanuts, candy, ice-cream cones, soft drinks—are generally higher-calorie than meals. So, consider . eating only at mealtime. If you get hungry In between, defeat your appetite via liquids: drink water, tea, coffee (black, with "fake" sugar), diet drinks. Snacking is often a habit. Try skipping it for a week, and you may find you've broken the habit. Weigh yourself before a no* snacking program— and again a week later. Nothing is so encouraging as a definite weight loss in a single week.— By Harriet La Barre <*People and You What Kind of Neighborhood Makes People Happy? Some families suffer from the chronic feeling that "There must be somewhere better we could live." Other families in similar neighborhoods are content. What makes the difference? A large-scale Institute for Social Research study reveals that nothing is more important than how you and your neighbors feel tfbout each other. If you can't be friends with your neighbors, or at least feel neutral about them, you'll be dissatisfied with your home—even if you're occupying your "dream" house. From your neighbors' viewpoint, nothing will rile them faster, the study discovered, than your neglecting the upkeep of your property. If you're relocating, it's often difficult to prejudge neighbors' personalities. But you can help yourself by checking other necessities for neighborhood satisfaction: local taxes, garbage collection, police protection, public-school standards, road and street maintenance.— By Shirley Sloan Fader Celebrity Soapbox Actor JORDAN CHRISTOPHER: "Needed: Old- Fashioned Pride in Our Work Again" "Somewhere along the line too many people have lost the old-fashioned sense of integrity and pride in their work. When you do work for other people, it should be the very best. I know of a carpenter who has this kind of respect for a job —but that's rare nowadays. 11 part of the problem is that, in our concentration on mass production, we've made people into robots. We want more material things-but the workers who produce them feel alienated. It would make sense now for us to concentrate on making things we can enjoy, rather than merely on producing more quantity. You always feel better after doing something of which you can be proud ."-lnterviewed by William Wolf Jobmanship Sand Ua Your Complainta About Your Boss! We'd like to hear from you about your boss, but first we'd better explain. Why should you bother writing down your boss-gripes' and mailing them to us? Why should you get a paper and pencil and tell us what your boss does that confuses you, makes it hard for you to do your job properly or hurts your feelings? Or why tell us what he/she does that you think is unfair, unreasonable or just plain stupid? Because we're going to seek practical, realistic answers for you. We'll print your problems together with ideas of how to ease the situation. After we study all our Boss-Gripe Survey mail, we'll let you know in FAMILY WEEKLY what the five hading boss problems are. But we'd also very much like to hear about your own unique boss troubles. We won't print your name. But we will try to offer useful suggestions. Write to Boss-Gripe Survey, c/o FAMILY WEEKLY, 641 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022. -By S. R. Redford * • FAMILY WEEKLY, June 30,1974

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