Pftg* 4A NEW'S-HERALD, PftnAiMA Cll.v, Klft., Tiie sday, July 2,1974 I MEWS*HERALD 128 W. 5TH ST 763-7621 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 |i political grant from government. Preedom is neither license y nor anarchy. It is self control. No more. No less. It must ^ t^, be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral guides as, the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule ^| || and the Declaration of Independence. § Unlnflatable "The Birds" One of the reasons the free press Is not doing a better job is that the fre*e press does not scrutinize the free press as thoroughly as it does other aspects of society. That ought to be changed. If newspapers and magazines are to earn the confidence of the reader, they ought to run the same gamut of criticism that other firms, agencies, and individuals do. Just to get the ball rolling, U.S. News And World Report pulled a sneaky trick on its readers in the June 17, 1974, issue. In a 17 page report on inflation, venerable USN&WR carried a picture of a 1924 silver dollar and showed it in descending size. Each size had a little tab on it. The large size was tabbed "1969 100 cents." The middle size was tabbed "Now 75 cents." And the smallest size was tabbed "1979 57 cents." That illustration is a flagrant misrepresentation. The silver dollar has not shrunk. It will buy as much today as any time before. It is immunized to inflaUon by its intrm- sic worth. Appropriately, U^N&WR should have Illustrated Its "inflation" article with something that has been inflated — like a federal reserve banknote, for instance. That dollar truly has shrunk. But as to silver coin — the Wall Street Journal quotes July futures at 3555 and the season's high at 4500. That means one dollar in silver coins will buy $3.55 in federal reserve banknotes and earlier would have bought $4.50 in federal reserve banknotes. For USN&WR to indicate that utiinflatable silver coin has devalued in the same manner as paper purchasing media is inaccurate and tends to abet a widely prevailing confusion. The function of a free press is to shed light, not darkness. If editors of a publication do not understand inflation well enough to choose a. correct illustration of it, how do they expect to inform the reader? New Pesticide Environmentalists have something to bellyache about. A new insecticide has been devised. Don Oakley, writer for Newspaper Enterprise Association, .says the stuff is made out of garlic. A bipmedical group in Bombay came up with it. Sure enough it kills mosquitoes. Furthermore, the spray Is nonhazardous to the environment. Insects generally do not develop resistance to it. What's the problem? Man, it sure makes environmentalists keep their distance! PR LAWRENCE E. LAMB Questions about his new diet By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - I'm a six-foot, 74-year -old man, and I weighed 198 pounds two months ago. I didn 't go on any of those new-fangled diets. I just cut down on food. Also eliminated all fats and sweets. For one week I had a large orange and coffee for breakfast, an ordinary meal at noon, then no more until the next morning. I got so weaK and faint from this that I took a little skim milk with breakfast and a little at evening. Now I weigh 179.1 walk an average of three miles a dav. Also go through exercises four times a day. I'm very satisfied with the way I have lost weight. How far do you think I should go? Would 160 for my age be too far? When I walk quite fast, suddenly I become a little faint. So then I rest a few minutes. It doesn't last but a minute or two, than I can go on again. Is this any danger of a heart attack? I had a physical recently and my heart checked out perfectly. DEAR READER - In general you are on the right course. I suspect you are rushing it a bii. You have been losmg a bit more than two pounds a week. Eat a little more and be satisfied to lose one pound of actual fat a week. A combination of physical exercise and diet is really the best way to control your excess fat problem. Those symptoms you had were signs that you were overdoing the dieting. I can't repeat too often that failure to eat enough calories leads to semistarvation with fatigue, faintness, and many other changes that are bad for your health. And, don't try to overdo the exercise, either. It isn't necessary that you walk fast and cause yourself to feel faint. I suspect this too is part of your overdoing your diet. It doesn't mean you will have a heart attack. I want to encourage you to continue your effort but at a sater level. You sound like a typical person who is impatient for results and tends to overdo most things. You can walk three or more miles at a comfortable rate or even by breaking it up into two or three walking periods a day. How much should you lose? I never could answer that question with certainty, even with radio-isotope measurements of the amount of fat and the patient before me. The only way you know how much you should lose is after you have lost it. As long as you have any significant amounts of fat around the small of the back, or signs of a spare tire, or too much to sit on, you still have fat you can do without. A good way to approach the problem of how much is to set a sensible goal and after you have reached it, reevaluate yourself in terms of fat under the skin. If there is still some there, do something about it. Still another problem is the change in the amount of muscles a person has. If you diet too fast you may lose muscles as well as fat, and then there will still be fat to lose. Or, if you are exercisihg regularly, which 1 recommend, then you may gro\y muscles. As your muscles enlarge and the fat goes away, you might not lose so many pounds even though you are nealthier and have lost fat. In that case you may reach the important goal of losing FAT even though you may not have lost many POUNDS. Again the key is, "how much fat is under the skin?" Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper. P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station^ New yofk, N.Y. 10019. Bible Verse "For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest; but trouble comes." - Job 3:25,26. "Never worry about anything that is past. Charge it up to experience and forget the trouble. There are always plenty of troubles ahead, so don't turn and look back on any behind you." - Herbert Hoover, 31sl President. Letter To The Editor Dear Editor: A few days ago my family and I were enjoying a few days rest and relaxation in Panama City. Things were going well for awhile then the unexpected happened. My little grandson, approximately six months old was taken seriously ill. Being in a strange city, we were thrown into a state of confusion and l)ewilderment. We knew no doctors, nor did we know the location of any clinic or hospital. People usually express their opinion at almost any displeasure while taking all things that are good for "granted." I would like to put my opinion in it's proper perspective and commend some of the citizens of the Panama City area for their acts of kindness. When Mrs. Martha Russel, receptionist for the Miracle Strip Beach Motel, saw the condition of this child and the difficulty it had in breathing, she immediately dropped everything and located a doctor In less than five minutes. She did in this short period of time what we had not succeeded In doing in hours. Mrs. Mildred Gray, owner of the Miracle Strip Beach Motel, through her kindness and help proved to us an even greater lustlfication in being awarded the "Woman of the Year" award recently. We were very much surprised at the kindness, interest and help given our family and the chiid by the Administration, Staff and the nurses at the Memorial Hospital. These people went far beyond their call of duty. Then, we could never leave out the help given by Dr. Traxlar and Mrs. Bea Williams. I never realized that doctors, nurses and receptionists still cared as much as they demonstrated. Although our days of vacation had it's disappointments, it also had It's advantages, that being, a restoration of a declining faith in humanity. Sincerely, Rev. Ben F. Turner, Pastor Calvary Baptist Church 111 Belmont Avenue Symrna,Ga. 30080 Your Horoscope By Jmme Dixon TUESDAY. JULY 2 Your birthday today: Once past an initial retrenchment, your life this busy year takes on a variety of intense expressions that mirror your inner spirit and personal prosperity. Relationships thrive although occasionally you expect, more of them than is easily achieved. Today's natives have a great- capacity for learning, are fussy over details, subject to sudden changes of mood. Aries IMarch 21-April 191: Somebody is bound to pressure you for contributions, outlays needed for improve ment of your community. You'll find benefits equal to all you give. Taurus [April 20-May 20J: Look about for last-minute hitches. Go ahead on your own initiative and decision only. The way you go about your work could stand reorganizing. Gemini [May 21-June 20j: Those close to you complicate your business enterprises from understanding too little or too much. Stick to wnat you know from past experience. Cancer LJune 21-July 221: Enthusiasm pervades your Don Oakley Warning: not reading can be hazardous By Don Oakley U.S. consumers are now spending more than $3 billion a year on non-prescription, "over-the-counter" medication. According to Product Management, an authoritative publication on the drug marketing business, American tamilies spent an average of $54.72 on nonprescription drugs in 1972, the last year for which complete figures are available. Cough and cold products, aspirin and vitamins headed the list in that order. No statistics are available to indicate how many people suffer serious, even fatal, injuries from overdoses or these products. What is known is that it is all too easy to use medicines improperly. A survey by the Food and Drug Administration has disclosed that less than half of all Americans bother to read labels. Another FDA survey, published early this vear, found that consumers rank labels last among the chief sources of information about nonprescription medicines, behind advertising, the reeommendations of friends, advice of relatives and the counsel of dentists and doctors. I There must be reasons for this, and one that immediately comes to mind is that there isn't just one label to read. There are six sides on the package that a product comes in, all usually with information on them. Then there is the container label itself; which can wrap around and thus offer advice on flour sides. In addition, there are often separate printed instructions. Many people feel overwhelmed by all that type. Complicating the matter is the lengthy and detailed information which must, by law, appear on all nonprescription labeling. Federal regulations require that every nonprescription drug package include: the name of the active mgredients; the net weight, fluid measure or numerical count of contents; the name and address of the manufacturer, packer or distributor; complete directions for use, including the purpose for which it is intended and recommended quantity and frequency of dosage; warnings against misuse, and necessary cautions for storage. Federal Trade Commission chairman Lewis A. Engman has urged drug manufacturers to do something about the problem on their own initiative. At least one company TVicks) has adopted a new system of arranging all necessary information in standardized, easily located aind easy-to-read format on its products. The Council on Family Health, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the manufacturers of prescription and over- the-counter medicines, has launched a nationwide advertising campaign with the theme: "Read label instruction^ ... medicines can't help you if you don't take them right." And they can hurt you. Tribute to a monkeynaut Remember Baker, America's first astro-uh, that is, monkeynaut? The one-pound squirrel monkey made her historic journey 15 years ago on May 28, 1959, accompanied by another monkey. Able, aboard a Jupiter rocket. Throughout the 10, day if you're on tne right track. Broad outlines, bright ideas have to be filled in as completely as your planning can evolve. Leo LJuly 23-Aug. 22 J: Your money has wings today, your ego gets in the way of prudence and thrift. Creativity sparkles in even the dullest routine tasks. Use your spare time fully. Virgo I Aug. 23-Sept. 221: People around you need special attention—so do you. Take inventory, see where your limits appear and what iiiay be possible to do about tiiem. Libra [Sept. 2:t-0ct. 221: Clear work area to get more open space, more quiet. Schedule a little longer distance in time between your beginning point and finished product. Scorpio lOct. 23-Nov. 211: A scheme for higher earnings deserves investigation. Where overtime is available, it yields what you need in experience as well as money. Sagittarius INov. 22-Dec. 211: Too many social factors enter your planning. Keep things simple; your own long-term interests first, catering to nobody beyond reasonable limits. Capricorn I Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Close relatives need help, or minor concerns escalate to become serious enough to require urgent attention. Don't advertise what you're about. Aquarius I Jan. 20-F e b . 181: Just because they are demanding doesn't make them friends—nor does your generosity improve any situation today. Confer with technicians. Pisces [Feb. 19-March 20]: Get back to basic principles, stop when your real needs are filled for the moment. Building up reserves is the most productive course of aU. 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 Year, 32.40, 6 Mos. 16.20, 3 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. 9:30 a.m. -NCOA Ladies Aux., Member's Home. Noon - Vets of WW! and Ladies Aux., Daffin Park Clubhouse. Noon - Optimist Club of St. Andrews, Harbour House Restaurant. Noon — North Panama City Kiwanis Club, Harbour House Restaurant. 12:15 p.m. — Exchange Club of Panama City, Holiday Inn Restaurant. 12:15 p.m. — Rotary Club, Seven Seas Restaurant. 2 p.m. — Azalea Circle of the Lynn Haven Garden Club, Lynn Haven Garden Center. 3 p.m. - Childrens Story Hour, Bay County Public Library. 6:30 p.m. — Webelos, Parkway Presbyterian Church. 6:30 p.m. — TOPS, Fla. Chapt. 181, Base Hospital Training Room, TAFB. 6:30 p.m. — East Bay County Kiwanis Club, Coffee Cup Restaurant. 7 p.m. — Rutherford Band Parents Assoc., Rutherford High School. 7 p.m. - Civil Air Patrol, Bldg. 1148, TAFB. 7 p.m. — Masonic Lodge 369, Callaway. 7 p.m. — Bay High Boosters Club, Bay High School. 7 p.m. — Toastmasters Club, Student-Faculty Dining Room, GCCC. 7 p.m. — Beach Business Men's 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. — Order of Amaranth No. 18, York Rite Temple. 7:30 p.m. — Beta Rho Chapt., Frank Nelson Community Bldg. 7:30 p.m.—Zeta Zeta, First Federal Bldg. 7:30 p.m. — Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does, No. 180, Elks Lodge. 7:30 p.m. — Xi Alpha Kappa, Member's Home. 7:30 p.m. — Phi Delta Omicron, Member's Home. 7:30 p.m.—Parker City Council, City Hall. 7:30 p.m. — Panama Art Assoc., Bay County Fairgrounds. 7:30 p.m. — Bay County Medical Society, Memorial Hosp. 7:30 p.m. — Silver Sands Coin Club, First Federal East Side Branch. , 7:30 p.m. — Xi Theta Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Member's Home. 7:30 p.m. — Harry Jackson Lodge No. 314, Masonic Hall. 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. CALHOUNCOUNTY 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, Blountstown Library. 12:15 p.m. — Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club, St. Joe Motel Dining Room. GULFCOUNTY 8 p.m. — Port St. Joe City Commission, City Hall Conference Room. 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, St. James Episcopal Church. 7:30 p.m. — O.E.S. Chapt. 191, Masonic Lodge, Port St. Joe. 8 p.m. — Port St. Joe Jaycees, Board Meeting, Centennial Bldg. WASHINGTON COUNTY Noon — Chipley Kiwanis Club, Chipley Motel Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. — Chipley Housing Authority, 500 N. Blvd. Immediately after splashdown and recovery, she was given a banana and cracker, and then rolled over and went to sleep, unaware that she had opened the way to humaii exploration of space. Well, Baker is alive and well and living in an elaborate monkeynaut chamber in Huntsville, Ala. She celebrated her 17th birthday recently and continues to receive fan mail cioal cities from schoolchildren at the rate of 80 letters a week. ^ Represented in the general advertising field by Ward- Griffith Company, Inc. 575 Third Ave., New York, N.Y, 10017. Branch offices in prin^ BERRY'S WORLD © 1974 by NEA. Inc. '^"J'^'^''^^ '•Whatever happened to whistling while you work?''
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