Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 3, 1974 · Page 4
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 4

Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, July 3, 1974
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^ Thl^ 4A ^ '^^W^-lllCRALD, PftnamR City, Fla., Wrdnpsday. My S, 1W4 MflWSiHERALD ^ Its W. 51W ST. 7«3.7«2I 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 5 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 and the Declaration of Independence. Tragedy And Hope It was a sad scene in Wilmington, Del. A four-year-old boy had been killed in what started out to be a hit-run accident. Then two men arrived at the site; one older, one younger. They were father and son. The younger man was the driver of the hit-run car. He had told his father he was responsible, and the father had come back with him. Yet there Is one element In the tragedy that gives cause for hope. The son trusted his father enough to tell him the truth, and then both of them did the right thing. The four-old Is dead, of course, and therein Is the sadness. Also the young driver will have to face a possible manslaughter count. But that Is not the end of the world for him. He now has had the opportunity to learn to face up to the bitterest of problems. Other matters should be relatively easy to face after that. Life's most agonizing lesson already Is behind him. Regardless of how great his emotional misfortune Is for the moment, he stands a better chance of living a productive, useful life. We heard the true story once of an old sheriff who chased a relative over three states because the young man had sold mortgaged livestock. The youth came home, faced the muslq, paid the piper, In later years became a respected member of the comnounlty and one of Its wealthiest residents. If his kinsman had not cared enough to run hlmrdown those many years before, the greater llkllhood Is that he would have remained a drifter. Instead he faced life and succeeded. The Delaware accident case has many parallels in highly motorized Florida. The moral Is widely applicable. Not all tragedy need end tragically. Locking Up Protest United Press International (UPI) reports Soviet authorities are locking up Jewish activists. The confinement Is designed to prevent embarassment to President Nixon. A dramatic demonstration when the eyes of the world are fastened on the Soviet capital could evoke emotions of Jews and their many syrnpathlzers who reside in this country. It just could be that, when attention is called to the plight of Jews and other sects Inside the Soviet Union, the people of this land would decide that they do not favor the compromises necessary to official commerce with the Kremlin masters. The difficulty of carrying on relations between two governments without some sort of suppression (in this case imprisonment of Jews In Moscow) Is hereby illustrated. Private individuals can get together across International boundaries and no one Is committed but themselves. But when leaders of opposing governments get together, their agreements legally commit the entire country. Consequently, politicians see a need to suppress dissent in order to give their bargains the sanction of apparent silence. PR LAWRENCE E. LAMB Many theories on causes of aging By Lawrence Lamb Most people think of aging with the iaea in mind that everything has a "natural life span." Automobiles, chairs, buildings - all inanimate objects Anally wear out, and so do living things. The problem in applying this concept to living thmgs is the basic nature of the living cell in replacing itself. The parts of any cell are not old parts but newly manufactured ones. In the laboratory one can measure the number of times cells are able to "double" or divide and grow. A researcher at Stanford University has ot)served that most human cells are not immortal but last only through 50 doublings. However, the characteristics of so-called aging occurs in man well before 50 doublings of his cells have taken place. Moreover, not all living cells are limited to 50 doublings. These immoria!" cells found in many animals may, however, be abnormal. But the point remains, thev are living protoplasm with the characteristics of immortality - abnormal or not. At any rate, much of the aging process is completely separate from the time limitation of SO doublings. Many of the health problems and the deterioration now associated with age are "acquired changes.' rather than genetic changes" depending upon time. The theorv that aging is determined by one's genes is widely accepted. Dr. Bernard L. Strehler of the National Institute Of Child Health and Human Pevelopment states flatly: "There is absolute certainty that the maximum life span possible for the member of a given species is determined by the nature of the DNA (the genetic blueprint) that species contains." The current genetic concept is that eventually cer- iam substances cease to be formed, at least in sufficient quantities, shutting off the recycling mechanism necessary for immortality. The extension of life by controlling the time-dependent factors will come from the final understanding and management of these basic cell mechanisms. A number of theories of aging involve chanjges in cell structure. One states that harmful substances accumulate in the cells impairing their normal function. Another has it that the DNA can produce only so many copies before the copies become faded, like the 12th carbon copy in a typewriter. But many of the symptoms are not simply the result of such time-related chemistry. "Acquired changes" occur m a number of ways. One of the almost universal changes in older people in our society is osteoarthritis. With it the knees, hips and weight-bearing ioints are said to "wear out. Though this "wear and tear" concept of aging is a legitimate theory, it is not totally divorced from the concept of a genetic engineering. Research shows one could stop wear and tear by learning to turn off and on appropriate portions of the genetic program. . Another cause of acquired aging is disuse. There is clear evidence of loss of muscle cells and decrease in size of muscles if they are not used. Nature seems to follow a simple principle: "If you don t use it, j^ou lose it. In any case, disuse is an important component in the weakening, loss of function and loss of the full range of activity seen so often with increasing years. Most of these changes are within the voluntary control of the individual. The simple truth is that most older people in our society are not just old. They are sick and have as much right to society's concern as infants or adolescents. The first step in managing these problems is recognizing that these people are ill — not just ravaged by time. For example, the fatty deposits of atherosclerosis may plug the arteries and interfere with circulation, causing heart attacks, strokes and other diseases. The resulting dead heart cells, brain cells and cells of other organs are dead because of a disease process, not because of time. It is "acquired change." Similarly death from cancer, often associated with age, occurs because something has gone wrong in the body, not because of time. A cancer is an outburst of wild, uncontrolled growth of any of the body tissues. It is apparently related directly to basic cell genetic mechanisms. Probably more than one mechanism causes this loss of orderly cell growth and replacement. Viruses, which are small bits of genetic material coated with protein, have long been a prime suspect as a cause of cancer. One of the primary approaches to cur Qg cancer is to try to shut off the berserk genetic action and reproduction with a chemical message to the tumor cell. (From i/ie book "Stay Youthful and Fit." by Lawrence E. Lamb. "Okay, We Won't Use Them on Each Other, But We Won't Disappoint Our Customers!" Tom Tiede Your Horoscope By Jedne Dixon WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Your birthday today: Sets you at or near the bottom of a long upward slope, figuratively speaking. There's nowhere to go but toward the better, every step of the way enjoyable and worth the struggle. The only laziness you can get away with is in the sharing of what leisure time you have with others ol like interests. Today's natives have tremendous vigor, sometimes harshly expressed. Aries I March 21-April 191: Nothing works like well-set plans, terms agreed on ahead of time. Be alert for a moment of revelation — a glimpse into deeper mysteries of the soul. Taurus | April 20- May 201: Bring family and related enterprises into more effective liaison. Difficulty arises from assuming everybody is free and ready to go—check up early! Gemini I May 21-June 20J: Keep personal expenditures to a minimum. Your budget was valid to begin with, stick with it! Share responsibility and work, make sure everybody concerned notices. Cancer.IJune 21-JuIy 221: Almost anything can get you a quibble or resistance today —you needn't push it on into arguments! Your patience with delay wins you lasting respect. Leo lJuly 23-Aug. 221: There's more to do than you thought. Plunge right in without complaint. Leave room for people in a hurry to get past—you're more likely to succeed. Virgo I Aug. 23-Sept. 221: Nobody does quite what you had expected, as the day and its quality tends to pull people out of their usual personal habits. Be a bit freer yourself! Libra [Sept. 23 - Oct. 22]: Family arrangements require attention, discussion, planning. Impulse leads you into arbitrary positions from which it's not easy to retreat. Scorpio I Oct. 23-Nov. 21]: Both people and machines deserve your utmost care and caution. Mild sports, a brief round of competitive games can do wonders for your spirits! Sagittarius I Nov. 22-Dec. 211: For all the hullabaloo about opportunity, growth, prosperity, it's not a day for new investments or major purchases. Let well enough alone. Capricorn [Dec. 22-Jan. 191: Nothing comes easy for the moment. You may as well lay aside all but the unavoidable routine chores, do some troubleshooting. Let people talk. Aquarius [Jan.20-Feb. 18]: In pushing on and on, you may overdo something. Take a good break, think on the real the real situation. Then revise your schedule, and thoroughly. Pisces [Feb. 19-March 20]: Everybody is ready to tell you what to do and how to do it. Seek the middle way; tact on one hand, determination to pursue your own choices on the other. I News-Herald | Published Dally 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 Mos. 8.10,1 Mo. 2.70, Sunday Only 1 Year, 23.40, 6 Mos. 11.70,3 Mos. S.8S. Represented in the general advertising field by Ward- Griffith Company, Inc. 575 Third Ave., New York, N.Y; 10017. Branch offices in principal cities. Committee's fame not exactly coveted Sy Tom Tiede ^ WASHINGTON - (NEA) - For 61 years, David Worth Dennis was merely one of the nation's good, dull folks. Now the Indiana Republican, along with the other 37 menibers of the House Judiciary Committee, has,been.lifted from obscurity to assume an historic responsibility and the pressures of the onus are beginning to tell. Newsmen dog his work route, even to the todet when possible; he has for the first time been receiving hate mall; and as if deciding the question of impeachment were not burden enough, he must also weigh the political consequences of his actions with the knowledge that "a lot of people (voters) are going to be angry however I vote. The situation, for a small-town lawyer such as Denn s, is "difficult." The same may be said for most of his committee colleagues. Prior to impeachment, who ever heard of Tom Railsback, or Barbara Jordan or even Peter Rodino? Now all of them, particularly the 17 committee Republicans, are, pending history's judgment, putting their names, careers ay\d nation square on an unknown line. ICOMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY 7 a.m. — Beach Optimist Club, Long Beach Restaurant.. 9 a.m. — Navy Officer Wives Bridge Club, Breezeway, Navy Base. 9:30 a.m. — Weight Watchers, St. Andrews Methodist Church. 10 a.m. — TOPS, Fla. Chapt. 213, Beach Community Center.. 11 a.m. — Bay County Chapt. No. 1305, National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Harbour House. Noon — Parkway Lions Club, Village Inn Restaurant No. 2. Noon — Alcoholics Anonymous, Forest Park Methodist Church. 12:15 p.m.—Downtown Klwanls Club, Elks Lodge. 1 p.m. — Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110 S. Palo Alto Ave. 6:30 p.m. — Deaf Sign Language Cl£|ss, St. Andrews Baptist Church. 7 p.m. — Panama City Jaceettes, Seven Seas Restaurant. 7 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center. 7 p.m. — Bible Study and Prayer, Parkway Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m.—Beta Sigma Phi, Member's Home. 7:30 p.m. — Fleet Reserve Assoc. and Ladles Aux., Clubhouse. 7:30 p.m. - Ladies Aux., NCOA Bldg. No. 1126, Tyndall AFB. 7:30 p.m. - Panama City Amateur Radio Club, Clubhouse. 8 p.m. — Loyal Order of Moose, Panama City Lodge 1389, Moose Lodge. 8 p.m. — Al-Anon Meeting, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. GULFCOUNTY 12:10 p.m. — Port St. Joe Lions Club, St. Josephs Bay Country Club. WASHINGTON COUNTY 3 p.m. —Chipley Garden Club, Member's Home. BERRY'S WORLD (n an in LAW OF THE SEK COHFERE MEAT PRODUCTS Save 15c On These Delicious Frozen Foods From Suzanne's Kitchen. 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