The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on October 1, 1974 · Page 8
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PERSONALITY PLUS By ROB IN ADAMS SLOAN Withers: Goodbye, Josephine. Granger: Selling vacation lots. Damone: Pier. Ftrgis falls (Mi.) Joirnl Tues.,Oct. 1,1974 8 ON THE HOUSE A son with the late Q: Didn't Vic Damoee have a child when he was married to the late Pier AngeU? Is he married now? — R.U., Greenville, S.C. A. Yes. They had a son who is now 19. Damone's second wife also died but after they were divorced. The singer is now married to a 26-year-old Texas heiress. Q. I was always a devoted Stewart Granger fan. What's he up to? — G.R., Brockport, N.Y. A: Grander, 61, is semi-retired and living in the south of Spain. He's sunk most of his money in a 300-acre real estate development and is trying to sell vacation lots. DOWN THE DRAIN: You'll soon be saying goodbye to Josephine the TV plumber, played by Jane Withers. Proctor & Gamble has decided that 11 years of Josphine pushing Comet is enough. Q. Could you tell me how Jim Stacy is getting along? C.W., White Plains, N.Y. A. After the loss of his arm and leg in a motorcycle accident, Jim has received a great deal of physiotherapy in the use of new limbs and has resumed his acting career. He will co-star with Kirk Douglas in "Posse," which is being made for Douglas' company. Stacy will play the role of a small-town newspaper editor. NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: Thousands of movie-goers choke up during "That's Entertainment!" when a baby- fat Judy Garland sings "Dear Mr. Gable," but the truth is the King of movie stars loathed the song. At an MGM lunch, Clark leaned across Ava Garner and hissed at Judy: 'Damn brat," said he, "you've ruined every one of my birthdays. They bring you out from behind the wallpaper to sing that song and it's a pain in the —!" Q. What caused Blllie Jean King to capture people's imagination so? She's just another woman tennis player. — DP.R,, Dallas, Tex. A. Billie Jean has a high star- personality factor on the court. She's one of the first women to behave openly and naturally, the way male players do. She isn't concerned about feminity nor afraid to blow up or show joy. Speaking out for women's rights and beating Bobby Riggs also helped her strong image. But, it's Billie Jean's humanness that counts most. For instance, when she beat Evonne Goolagong at Forest Hills, Bille Jean acted in a manner unheard of — walking around the court, holding her head, saying "Wow!" and admitting openly she had believed she might not win. Robin Adams Sloan welcomes questions from readers. While Sloan cannot provide individual answers, questions of general interest will be used in the column. Write to Robin Adams Sloan, care of this newspaper. Campaign aimed to secure approval for amendments By GERRY NELSON Associated Press Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-A bipartisan committee kicks off a campaign Monday aimed at securing voter approval for three constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 ballot One of the proposals and probably the most controversial, would make it easier to amend the Constitution in future elections. Another removes some obsolete sections and modernizes the language of the 1858 document and the third removes a freeze on railroad taxes. The committee is headed bv former Gov. Elmer L. Andersen and Eugenie Anderson, Red Wing. Mrs. Anderson is a for- mer ambassador to Denmark. A host of well-known political figures are associated with the effort, including Gov. Wendell Anderson and his Republican opponent, John W. Johnson. They are honorary cochairmen of the Amendment Committee. The group has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference in the Minnesota Press Club Monday. No organized opposition to the amendments has surfaced thus far. As usual, the amendments will be described only in a general way on the ballot. Only an astute voter will know precisely what changes are being proposed in the language of the Constitution. For example, amendment Bear hug pressure can prevent choking By C.G. McDaniel AP Science Writer CHICAGO (AP) - A sudden, sharp bear-hug is saving the lives of people starting to choke to death on food. It is also rescuing some drowning .victims. The pressure from the hug causes food "to pop out like a cork from a champagne bottle," says the surgeon who developed the technique. When applied to drowning persons, "the water gushes out of the' mouth." Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, director o! surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, described the technique in the journal Emergency Medicine, and invited physicians to try it in real emergencies. He obviously couldn't test it on humans by putting them into danger, but he had shown the method worked on laboratory dogs. Now he has some 30 letters telling of lives apparently saved—a peppermint dislodged from the windpipe of a 22- month-old, a piece of roast beef from the throat of a 9-year-old girl, a Korean woman saved by a U.S. Army medical corpsman in Korea. The National Safety Council estimates 2,750 Americans choke to death each year from food or other objects, and some 8,000 drown. But Hemlich thinks there are more choking deaths than that, since some may be blamed on heart attacks. Indeed, some deaths are called "cafe coronaries" because people die in restaurants while eating. The choking victim, while conscious, cannot speak. He turns pale, then blue or black, in great distress. Unaided, he will soon die. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation only makes matters worse, driving the obstruction deeper into the windpipe. Here is how to perform the Heimlich maneuver: —Stand behind the person, with both arms around the waist, under the person's arms. Form a Fist with one hand, and grasp it with the other hand, positioning the fist against the abdomen, just above the navel and just below the rib cage. —Apply pressure forcibly, with a quick upward thrust. Because there is always residual air trapped in the lungs, the sudden pressure forces this air upward and the bolus or obstruction is expelled. The maneuver may be done if the person is standing, sitting, or draped over the arms. —If the person is lying face New Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort Thev know a denture adhesive can help FASTEETH' Powder gives denture* k lor.jrpr, firmer, steadier hold. You (eel rr.ore comfortable ... *tt more niturally. Why worry! Get FASTEETH Denture Adhesive Powder Dentures that fit «re essential to he*lth. See your der.tist rifuUrty. down or on his back, different positions are taken to apply either the arm lock or the heel of one hand below the rib cage. —With infants, Heimlich says the best position is to lay them across a knee with the leg pressing against the abdomen below the diaphragm. The pressure then is applied upward along the lower part of the baby's neck. , •--,.,, ,,.: ' —Drowrung "victims; 'shptdd be placed on their sides or lying face down, and the pressure applied. Heimlich says he has received three letters telling of lives saved by this method. No. 1 is a lengthy document, removing and rewriting long sections of the Constitution. But on the ballot, it is described merely as an effort to improve the "clarify" of the document. Here's a look at the three proposals, in the order they will appear on the ballot: No. 1—The ballot heading will read: "Revise organization and language of the Constitution." This is essentially a rewrite, cleaning up archaic language and removing obsolete sections. For example, all constitutional provisions dealing with taxes are placed together. Four sections on banking are removed, since they were cancelled by the 1913 Federal Reserve law. Also remote is a requirement that every item of state income and spending be published in a St. Paul newspaper. It's never been done. Another repealer involves the territorial prison at Stillwater. The Constitution says that the territorial prison remains as the state prison. The old territorial lockup now is a crumbling ruin and the state prison has long been located in Bayport, even though it's still called "Stillwater Prison." Another change says that bills in the legislature may be "reported" three times, instead of being read. Technically, a clerk is supposed to read the bills word for word, but no one recalls it ever being done. They are reported by number and title, and lawmakers have printed copies to look at as they consider the bills. State Sen. Jack Davies, DFL- Minneapolis, was among those who helped draft the proposals. Davies say the changes are substantial but not substantive. He says approval will make the Constitution one-third shorter, better organized and more un- derstandable. "There are no hookers in the amendment," Davies says, meaning voters should not be afraid of a change. No. 2—This is known as the "Gateway Amendment." The title on the ballot reads, "Ease voting requirement for amending Constitution." Right now, it takes a majority of all persons voting in the election to approve a constitutional amendment. Any person who votes but skips the amendments is really voting "no." The new plan would allow 55 per cent of those actually voting on an amendment to approve it. This bit of arithmetic may explain: Let us say 100 voters turn out We would like you to meet BUD ANDERSON CANDIDATE FOR STATE LEGISLATURE HOUSE DISTRICT 11 A, STATE OF MINNESOTA "Here are my feelings on fhe '300 million State surplus in our Treasury. The state should not spend it." "Return it to the hard-pressed taxpayers who can put this money to good use, fighting the inflated costs of the necessities of life." "You know as well as 1 do that if the surplus is allowed lo remain in St. Paul, the cost of state government wHI go up. The surplus will shrink away and in the next session, the state wffl only have to look for additional ways to tax the people for pyramiding state government costs. The surplus should be returned to the people - they've overpaid their taxes. No other settlement is agreeable to my way of thinking." PAID ADVERTISING: Prepared, ordww published aixl paid Mr at regular adveflising rales by volunteers For Bud Anderson Commit?ee.Lucky Shoi. Fergus Falls; Mrs. Roger Groth,Herman, Orval SifAe.WteatO'i for the election, but only 80 get far enough down on the ballot to vote on amendments. It still takes 51 votes to approve an amendment, or about 63 per cent of those actually voting on the question. If the new proposal is adopted, using the same figures, 44 of the 80 voters could approve an amendment. This is 55 per cent of those actually voting on the amendment question. It may be controversial because not everyone believes it should be made easier to amend the Constitution. Those who favor it say that it leaves the decision to actual voters, not to the nonvoters. No. 3—Allows the legislature to determine railroad taxes. Since 1871, it has required a vote of the people before railroad taxes could be changed. Railroads now pay a 5 per cent gross earnings tax. This comes off the top, even if the railroad docs not make a profit. If voters agree, the legislature could impose an income tax on railroads, or change the rate of the gross earnings tax, without a referendum. Railroads long opposed any change, but most rail companies now want the amendment approved. Railroads lobbied for the proposal in the last legislative session. All three amendments were first proposed by a citizens, group known as the Constitutional Study Commission. The proposals then were approved by the legislature for submission to the voters. By ANDY UNG Home owners discovered during the energy crisis the psychological and physical warmth of fireplaces they hadn't used in years. Soaring sales this year show that, crisis or no crisis, interest in fireplaces has increased rather than waned. But the planning and placement of your fireplace must be carefully considered. Once the hole is made in the roof for the flue of a wood-burning or gas fireplace, the hearth fire is part of the room and your home. The following checklist will aid in the planning: ., Where will it be located? I jving rooms and family room are traditional sites, but today's manufactured units are easily installed in bedrooms, dining rooms and even kitchens. Decide where the family does most of its relaxing. How large should the fireplace be? As a rough guide, a room 25 feet long and 12 feet wide, with an 8-foot ceiling, should have a fireplace opening that is 30 to 38 inches in width. What style is best for a room? A fireplace can dominate or blend into the over-all decor. The traditional stove or brick fireplace will remain the preferred type when money isn't tight. For millions of others, manufactured fireplaces are the answer. How practical are the built-in or free-standing prefab units?The built-in, wood-burning or gas-fired models come with an assembled firebox and insulated flue sections which interconnect with prefab metal ceiling housing. The unit is boxed in, then faced with brick, tile or paneling. The freestanding fireplaces are designed to use less space and thus are more flexible for small rooms. What about insulation of a factory-built fireplace? The all- steel unit requires neither masonry w;i!!s nor supporting foundation. Since most prebuilt units have multiwall construction, no insulation is needed. However, freestanding units must rest on a noncombustible floor covering, such as stone or brick. How much heat will a fireplace provide? It depends on the type of fireplace, its placement in a room, the quality of the damper installation and many other variables. A free-standing unit will radiate more heat than a wall-hung or built-in unit. The latter types will usually disperse into the room about 10 per cent of the heat built up in the firebox, but quality damper controls can increase that figure. What about costs? According to the Fireplace Institute, a masonry fireplace will cost about $1,100 installed. The prefab units range in price from $250 to $660 installed. 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