Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 9, 1978 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Monday, January 9, 1978
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Monday, January 9, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif.-^ Dr. Robert WqllacB Copley .News Service Computer chill: getting number no joy Dr. Wallace: My older married sister is going to have a baby in two months. I was shocHed when she announced that she wMited a healthy baby boy. i believe she is a traitor to her sex. When I arti married and iiaye children, I only want girls. My dad thinks that I have let my feminist beliefs cloud my thinking but I believe mcJst women feel the same as I. Most of my girlfriends do. Being a man, what are your macho thoughts? — Virginia, St. Petersburg, Fla. Dear Virginia: I can't let that macho statement slide by. Just because I'm male doesn't mean that I'm macho. I also agree with your dad. For your information, a report published in Family Planning Perspectives concerning wives' preference for the gender of children showed that 49 percent of American wives said they would prefer boy babies, 32 percent wanted girl babies and 19 percent had no choice. It seems you are mistaken in more ways than one. Dr. Wallace: As a writing assignment for our current events class, we are to write to someone famous and ask them a question. If the celebrity answers our question we get an A for the assignment. If \ve could perhat>s get it printed in thenewspaper, no telling what effect it might have on one's grade. So here goes: What teen-3ger in America has impressed you most? — Jana, Sacramento, Calif. Dear Jana: You sure know how to butter a guy up. So much so that he might even select your letter as one he will use in his column. To answer your question and to give credit to f)oth sexes, I would select teen-age jockey sensation Steve Cauthen from Kentucky who recently had to get special dispensation from Puerto Rico's child labor laws to ride in a classic race in San Juan, and Tracy Austin, the 5-foot, 90-pound tennis amateur from Southern California who, although only a high school freshman, has already defeated many of the world's best an^ateur and professional women tennis players. Dr. Wallace: I'm 14 and 30 pounds overweight. My mom has had me on several diets and I just don't haive the willpower to stay on them. Yesterday Mom came home from her bridge party and told me that one of the ladies who is in her bridge club lost 40 pounds by fasting for 16 days. She only drank water arid took vitamin tablets. This sounds great to me. I know I could fast for two or three weeks and I do want to get into shape. Would you recommend this as a way to lose weight? — Terry, Joliet, 111. Dear Terry: No, I wouldn't. Fasting is simply not suitable for the great majority of individuals, teenagers ill particular. All fasting diets involve a loss of muscle tissue as well as fat. This is a danger expecially during the teen years when the. body is undergoing a rapid-growth spurt and should be adding lean tissue. There is also evidence that fasting may produce a loss of bone tissue, and teens again run a risk of stunting their normal growth. Top 10 noses oflasfyear NEW YORK (UPI) — To Mark Traynor, beauty expert, and makeup consultant to the stars, noses are more than schnozzolas, fit only for blo^ wing, powdering and the making of jokes. ^"He traces noseS as a mark of beauty through history, and "Diursday he named 10 he considers the most outstanding, of 1977. "The Egyptians admired the long straight nose, running from tip to forehead in an unbroken line," he said. "The Roman nose was strong and dominant. Florentine artists pictured an elegantly elongated nose and the Hapsburg nose was nothing to sneeze at." Traynor said Elizabeth Taylor had the greatest impact on noses in the 20th century,'setting off a wave of cosmetic "nose jobs," byt the "natural nose" is back — thanks to another superstar, Barbra Streisand. Accordingly, here are the noblest noses of them all as far as Traynor is concerned: New Yorlt-Mayor Ed Koch — The most impressive, a genuine nose. Telly Savalas — Strong and sexy. Princess Anne — A haughty nose. Disco star Grace Jones — Sensual and unpredictable. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat — ' Aristocratic but friendly. Diane Keaton — The prettiest nose. Liza. MinelU — A nose spelled not with an S, but a Z. Lee Majors — The bionic nose. Henry Winkler — A nose not only of the '50s, but of 1977., Rosalynn Carter — Impish, inquiring. A nose that smiles. • By ROBERT P. STUDER Copley News Service SACRAMENTO - Otice tbo often, the impersonal, mechanized voice in the telephone receiver ran through the litany: "If the number you need isn't in your phone book, please stay on the line. ... When the operator gives you the number, writ^ it down" for future uSe. ..." That was followed by a 15- second wait before a human being answered to help find the needed number. What had riled her, however, wasn't that she couldn't eventually get the number. It was, something .more intangible; the cold, mechanized, impersonal disregard for, her own personal problem. It was the same kind of inner rebellion that is welling up within human beings with more and more frequency as . the computer intrudes further and further into personal lives. Since she was 5 years old, ' the woman has had to face life with crippled hands. When the woman was a,little girl growing up in Chicago, a shopkeeper discarded a bunch of large firecrackers behind his store. He had torn off the labels and pulled out the fuses. She found one of them and took it home. And, as little girls of 5 are apt to do, she found a deadly way to play with it. She lighted the end of. this "stick" in the gas stove "and used it to lead her bevy of sisters and their friends in singing isongs around the family piano. The explosion ripped her hands apart and she still is haunted by the sight of her own bloody little hands. Evers since, turning pages in a book has been a difficult chore. - And so the impersonal. Car insurance: lower rates for experienced? By RUBY SEXTON Copley News Service Some changes in the way automobile insurance rates are set may be; forthcoming as the result of a decision from , the state Insurance Department. The refoirms proposed would mean lower rates' for many persons. The decision relates specifically to assigned risks — people who are unable to get regular automobile in- syrance because of bad driving records or other factors. About 200,000 California drivers in this situation, including many young people and senior citizens, are "assigned" to various companies at higher rates. The department rejected an iapplication for an average rate increase of 31.5 per cent from ^ the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan and said no new applications will be considered until the reforms are made. CAARP was ordered to establish a separate classification for drivers 65 or over so their rates can be set on the basis of individual driving experience, a change aimed at lowering their assigned risk rates. The 'department said CAARP should improve its classification of drivers to determine the loss experience ' with various groups and should consider a rating , system based on merits and demerits. Rates should be tied more closely to individual driving experience and the "assigned risk" factor should be given less weight, the department said. The Insurance Department also ordered the addition of two consumer representatives to the governing board of the assigned risk plan. The decision .calls for reforms the department would like to see adopted in the regular auto insurance market as well, particularly with regard to expense charges and territorial rating. Because a set percentage of Spanish class, being offered The Ukiah Adult School is offering a class in Intermediate Conversational Spanish to begin Monday, Jan. 16. The course will be held at the Ukiah High School Home Economics Building in room 6, The instructor for this class will be Richard Jordan. For more information and to register, call the Ukiah Adult • School at 462-1931. the premium is charged for "expenses" throughout the state, the amounts paid for that purpose vary widely, although the expenses are not substantially different in different areas. This places an unreasonable burden on the drives who pay higher rates, the department said. California' insurance companies charge more for automobile insurance in areas where there are more accidents and higher costs for losses. The department says this, territorial rating system is fair but that it needs to be refined to make sure the driving conditions are similar throughout each territory. mechanized voice —' scolding her for not looking up the number herself in her telephone boo|c —has been a source of irritation. And the wait for someone "alive" to come on t^e line basseemed to grow longer as her anger continued to seethe inside her. It was a daily reminder of her incapacity. , ' Finally, she exploded. She dialed the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco — a considerable long­ distance call for her — and demanded to talk to somebody about her problem. "I don't quite understand what you are complaining about," the voice from the PUC said. "Was the operator nide to you? Couldn't you get the number you wanted?" "It's you who don't understand," the angry caller grated. "Look, if you could provide me with another pair of hands, I'd be happy to look up my own numbers in the telephone book. I realize that it costs the telephone company money to provide information service, but there are people out here like me who need such a service. Wfe deeply resent having to feel like we are being punished every time we ask for it!" The woman at the I^UC still didn't quite understand. "Look," the angry Sacramento woman explained, nearly in tears, "all my life I have put up with these hands, and until recently looking up telephone numbers hafen't been one of my problems. The telephone 9pmpany operators were glad to do it for me. "Now, all of a sudden, the computer gets involved. A mechanical voice scolds me. in the same silken way, and in the same words, day after day. 'Look it up and write it down,' it tells me. "By God, I wish I could! "There are a lot of people out here like me," she said. "Blind people who can't see the phone book or handicapped people who can't handle the chore; or others who can, maybe, manage it, but with, difficulty. "Why don't you provide some kind of a service for them? Many of^Hi^se people, I think, would be gladtopay a little extra charge for such a service," she added. "I know I Would. "Why don't you work out some kind of a system where people who are handicapped could call a special number — perhaps one known only to them if they pay a fee and immediately get a human .'information' operator on the line without all these aggravating lectures? "The state provides special parking places for the handicapped," she pointed out. "They're building buildings so that handicapped cart get in easier. They're fixing curbs in our cities so they can get around easier. Why is it so difficult to figure out a way to help us use the telephone?" The woman at the PUC said, "Well, maybe we should look into it. ..." But there was that tone in her voice that indicated it probably was just a polite way of terminating the conversation. • After all, in a computer age, everybody has to learn to conform. That goes with the territory. WHEN LESS IS MORE Showman Florenz Ziegfeld, in 1892, hired English strongman Sa^dow the Great to perform at the Chicago World's Fair — fop 10 per cent, of receipts. Sandow wanted $1000 a week. 10 per cent of receit)ts soon amounted to $3000 weekly. Rod Zimmerman ' Someone once said, "Huniility is being ashamed of yourself while telling people how wonderful you are." There is a degree of subtle hunrior in thii but unfortunately, humility is often accepted in this manner. -Humility Is not apubllcexerclse.lfJs.strictly private. Humility does not require a show of public self esteem lust to make sure one wilt be seeVxor heard. Humility is Ifacing the fact that We need Divine' help. While we may at times be (iroud of deeds, humility requires recognition of what God has done for us. As a nation we have become the most powerful on earth and'perhaps the smartest and richest but humility requires recognition that we need God's help to keep it that way The'Bible tells us, "Pride floeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.", Do you wonder sometirnes how close we MA Y be to; the f a 11 ?..!. 925 N State St ZIMMERMAN'S MORTUARY 9 J ONLY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA! HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS OF SAN FRANCISCO SERVES ONLY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. IT MAINTAINS BRANCHES IN EUREKA • GARBERVILLE • UKIAH SANTA ROSA • SAN ANSELMO • SAUSALITO • SAN .FRANCISCO - SACRAMENTO AND MODESTO. Hoitie Federal Savings of SAN FRANCISCO'S full name means that Home Offices are in San Francisco where it was originally, federally chartered. 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