Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 205
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 205

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IfflELLffiENCE CONTINUED According -to Forbes magazine the 10 highest-paid executives in the U.S. last year from all forms-of compensation were: TOTAL COMPANY REMUNERATION Halliburton . $1,593,000 J. Ray McDermott $1,233,000 Rapid-American $ 966,000 ITT $ 782,000 White Consolidated $ 706,000 Maurice F. Granville Texaco $ 672,000 William F; laporte American Home Products $ 660,000 Atlantic Richfield $ 639,000 Mobil $ 639,000 Norton Simon $ 624,000 BANK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Robert 0. Anderson NAME John P. Harbin Charles L. Graves Meshulam Riklis Harold S. Geneen Edward S. Reddig 9. 10. Rawleigh' Warner Jr. David J. Mahoney TiMMS | £ IB If" you're in Paris and you have a sex problem, dial 545-5646. That's the sex-problem line which opened last month. Multilingual advisers who reply to that number are doctors, social workers, psychiatrists and other experts qualified to answer quickly the sex problems of the callers. The Dial-a-Sexpert service is the brainchild of Health Minister Simone Yeil. When it began, most of the callers were men worried about their loss of potency. Women callers asked questions concerning the safety of the pill and the technique of achieving an orgasm. According to a spokesman in Mme. Veil's office: "There is a great deal more suffering and anguish over sex problems than most people realize. It affects all classes deeply, and many people are too shy to consult their physicians or to discuss the matter with friends. "That's why our experts provide a needed service. Of course, we get a lot of hoaxsters like the young men who ask for seduction tips or the woman who says she found out after her ninth child that her husband is homosexual and what should she do? But mostly the questions are legitimate." The Dial-a-Sexpert line is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-, Is closed on weekends. So if you're in Paris and you have a sex problem, it will have to wait until Monday. Leonid Brezhnev, 69, is a Communist chief with capitalist tastes. He is a car freak. Among his fleet are a Cadillac, a Citroen, a Ferrari, a Rolls-Royce, a Mercedes and a Maserati. Now he is sending his cars to Great Britain for a facelift. A few weeks ago Brezhnev .ordered six official Kremlin cars shipped to England for complete-cosmetic overhauls. In. Taipei, capital of Nationalist China, the belief is widespread that should any candidate except Ronald Reagan be elected U.S. President, the United States will drop its recognition of Taiwan next year and establish full-fledged diplomatic relations with Peking. That would mean the end of the 1954. treaty in which the U.S. is pledged to defend Taiwan. Premier Chian Chiang-kuo, elder son of the late President Chiang Kai-shek, says Taiwan is America's most trustworthy and loyal ally, and he predicts any recognition of Peking would adversely affect "all of Asia and the entire world." In other Taiwanese quarters, however, the impression exists that the U.S. is moving inexorably to a full recognition of the People's Republic of China, and that such recognition will be followed by the U.S. establishment of a liaison office on Taiwan similar to the one we now have in Peking. AGATHA CHRISTIE Dame Agatha WISE HP DAME Christie, queen of the mystery writers, who died at 88 earlier this year, left an estate valued at less than $200,000. How come-- especially since one of her plays, "The Mousetrap," has been running in London for 23 years and has earned $6 million? The answer is that during the course of her long lifetime, Agatha Christie gave away most of her earnings to her relatives, thus avoiding Britain's mountainous estate tax-. For example, she gave the copyright of "The Mousetrap," her largest money-earner, to her grandson, Michael Pritchard. Rights to her other novels and plays went into trusts for other relatives. Of the less than $200,000 which she left, most of it goes to her husband, Sir Max Mallowan, and daughter, Mrs. Rosalind Hicks. BIRTH CflN- To reduce the rapidly rising pi- -· geon population in Nice, France, and other localities, health authorities are feeding pigeons corn laced with a. birth control product. It s-tops female pigeons from ovulating for three or four months. DUTHF What causes yflj I IK insomnia, the chronic inability to sleep? For several years now, researchers under Dr. William C. .Dement at Stanford University's Medical Center have been trying to find out. After testing 1500 patients they concluded that most sleep disturbances are caused by fears and emotional anxieties, which in many cases are made worse by using sleeping pills. It's not that the sleeping pills don't work. They do, but the body eventually adapts to the pills,' and the basic emotional disturbance which caused the insomnia in the first place reappears. The pa. tient then increases the pill dosage, becoming increasingly dependent upon them. To alleviate sleeping pill dependence, researchers have been concentrating on a natural substance which may do away with sleeping pills. Two Swiss physiologists, Dr. Marcel Monnier and Dr. Guido Schoenenberger, claim to have discovered such a substance-in the human body. They discovered it while experimenting on dogs. Dr. Monnier found that when he stimulated by electric shock the thalamic area of the brain--the thalamus is the chief center for transmission of sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex--it sent a sleep-inducing substance into the bloodstream. Dr. Monnier calls it the "Delta Factor." He and Dr. Schoenenberger along with their assistants isolated the "Delta Factor" and reproduced it from natural proteins. Before testing the "Delta Factor" on people, the Swiss researchers want other medical centers to repeat their experiments. If the experiments result in the production of the same "Delta Factor," then they feel reasonably safe the substance can be reproduced synthetically. If that comes to pass, the sleeping pill industry is scheduled for' a major revolution. © UOYD SHEARER we

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