Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MP, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1952 NINE The Worry Clinic Bditor'* NoU: Martin U a victim of . acrophobia. Ills Job requires him to drive through the mountains. Yet he 1«1» like Jumping when he loolcs over i cliff. Study this csae If you. too, have lt»ts or phobias. L«arn to , rul« .your emotions. Never let them dominate your lift. R • • CASE C-374: Martin G., aged 33, ? ls a rural mail carrier. . "Dr. Crane, I guess I'm a victim of acrophobia," he began, "for I iget panicky when I drive over the ..mountain roads here in eastern , Tennessee. :; "If I look down from a cliff, I By Dr. George W. Crane •.-. "j^:...".. : !; ' feel an almost uncontrollable impulse to jump off the cliff or steer my car over the edge. "I just have to grit my teeth to keep a grip on myself. Cold sweat breaks out on my forehead, even in the winter. ''So how would you suggest that I overcome this fear of high places?" Acrophobia Acrophobia is fairly common. In fact, I suffered from It once when I was about 12 years of age. As I looked over a small cliff, I WOW... LOOK AT THE SHOE BARGAINS AT SMITH'S . . . Women's Dress and Leather Shoes 2.94 4.90 VALUES TO 11.95 VALUES TO 14.95 became fascinated with the idea of jumping. There was a small creek below with a sand bar on the far side. I wondered if I couldn't land on that sand bar.- And the more I thought about jumping, the more I hypnotized myself until I actually did make the leap. When I hit the sand bank, my right knee struck my chin and knocked me unconscious. It chipped a piece off the jaw bone. I fell back into the creek. Luckily, it wasn't more than three or four inches deep, or I'd have drowned. The cold water soon woke me up. And to this day, I don't relish getting too close to the edge of a cliff. We can't think about two ideas at the same time, so Martin should deliberately concentrate on some other thought than the idea of jumping over the cliff. Even an artificial stunt like multiplying 37 by 13. in your he^d, will help divert your attention from the central idea of jumping. There is a law in psychology that we tend to put an idea into action unless an opposing idea checks that first action. To Inhibit the act of jumping, therefore, Martin must deliberately think about something else. He might turn on the radio, and thus divert his attention. He might recite Bible verses or poetry. Any different idea or action will thus break the auto-hypnosis that leads to jumping. Several prominent business men here in Chicago have acrophobia so they refuse to rent an office above the second or third floor. Others suffer from fear of closed in places (claustrophobia) so they dare not ride in an elevator. That means they walk the five or 10 flights up to their office. To cover up their slavery to such a nuisance fear, they say it is such good exercise to walk up stairs, or it reduces their waist line! They may not be able to endure the thought of having the windows closed so they freeze their stenographers by insisting on open windows, even in winter, They may then try to hide their real phobia by arguing about the great virtues of fresh air. Everybody has fears or phobias of some sort, so be sure you don't permit them to rule your life. Make your brain the captain and never let emotions mutiny against it. Robosson Freed Under $500 Bond L. Whylis Robosson. 487 Central Avenue, was released under $500 bond yesterday afternoon in Trial Magistrates Court pending the outcome of injuries to another man he' Properly installed lightning- rods allegedly struck with a billiard cue j would reduce the annual loss of stick. -farm buildings through fires by 35 Robosson Is accused of hitting:per cent, according to estimates of Young "Radio" Caruthers, 54, of 551 fire experts. > Baltimore Avenue, who was admlj- ted to Allegany Hospital with •& skull fracture and deep cut ol the forehead. --» The incident reportedly occurred Thursday in a downtown pool room, police said, adding Caruthers stated he fell from a chair. Are you in the new car picture? IF you are going to buy a new car soon, be sure to see us firit about the financing. Our low-cost AUTO LOANS can save you money. "It Pays To Do Business In Cumberland!" FIRST NATIONAL BANK Cumberland, Maryland M.mb.r F.D.I.C. The Columbia Gas System's Business Is Everybody's Business That's why we're showing you here a page from our new Annual Report You can find full details far last year's operation* in our 1951 Annual Report. Write The Columbia Gat System, Inc., 120 Eait 41 »• Street, New York 17, N. Y. 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