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44 Gqtesburg Register-Moil, (folesburg, IJI, Wedhesdoy, Moy 2, 1973 Philanthropist Rockefeller By RALPH NOVAK NEW YORK (NEA) - We all know, well that our economic System ds not an unmixed blessing, that it is exploitive at times of both resources and people, that too few people share in ownership, that along with big government it has produced huge impersonal institutions which can be dehumanizing to the mind and spirit." That is not Abbie Hoffman talking, nor Herbert Marcuse nor Ralph Nader nor George McGovern. It is not even Gloria Sfceinem. It is John D. Rockefeller 3rd. Right — one of THE Rockefellers, grandson of the original John D. IF YOU ARE asking yourself what a nice rich guy like him is doing in a quote like that, the answer is getting greened — to borrow a phrase from Charles Reich, one of Rockefeller's favorite authors. The passage is from Rockefeller's new book, "The Second American Revolution." And it is an ideological landmark that a Rockefeller (the name is practically synonymous with Rig Business) finds himself accepting not only that what he calls "the runaway locomotive of change" is here but that it can turn out to be a positive force. "We have a long, long way to go to lift this country, to realize the concepts that were the base on which this country was founded but which have not been fulfilled for all of our people," Rockefeller says, sitting in his snug 56th- floor office at Rockefeller Center. "But I think that the example of the early days of the Revolution of 1776 shows that we can meet our problems and the bicentennial could supply us with the lift factor we need if we look on it as an inspiration and not just a celebration." COMPARE THAT WITH the unbridled .optimism of Rockefeller's grandfather, who wrote in his memoirs, "Random Reminiscences of Men and Events," in 1909: "Our comforts and opportunities are multiplied a thousand fold. The resources of our great land are now actually opening up and we are scarcely touched; our home markets are vast, and we have just begun to think of the foreign peoples we can serve — the people who are years behind us in civilization. The men of this generation are entering into a heritage which makes their fathers' lives look poverty- stricken by comparison. I am naturally an optimist, and when it comes to a statement of what our people will accomplish in the future, I am unable to express myself with sufficient enthusiasm." Today's John D. Rockefeller has inherited optimism as well as the richesse oblige impulses that led his grandfather to donate more than $500 million to various causes. While his younger brothers Nelson, Laurance, Winthrop and David have largely concerned themselves with politics and the family fortune, John, now 67, has been a professional philanthropist for most of his life. He is best known for his work on population control and as one of the founders of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. But he has also been involved in civil rights, education, urban housing and so many other issues that at one point he was actively involved in 22 philanthropic campaigns. HE HAS ALSO shown an increasing concern with the "second-revolution" and in 1968 went so far as to sympathize with the students involved in the college unrest that was then at its peak. "Instead of worrying about how to suppress the youth revolution, we of the older generation should be worrying about how to sustain it," he said in a 1968 speech. "The student activists perform a service in shaking us out of our complacency. We badly need their ability and fervor in these troubled and difficult times. That is the sort of Comment usually calculated to get a member of the Establishment disestablished. But Rockefeller says imat—so far at least-he has not been ostracized. "I was a little worried that after the book came out I would be thought of as somebody who had gone a little haywire," he says. "But so far no one has reacted that way. My hope is that the Establishment is increasingly realizing that a resolution of this country's problems is important to the long range interests of the Establishment John D. Rockefeller 3rd ... would "humanize" capitalism EVEN THOUGH HE argues for a new value system, a "humartization" of capitalism and wider use of planning techniques, Rockefeller himself stops short of advocating radical measures. "I would like to see change within the over-all existing structures, not an overthrow of the system," he says. "I don't want to get away from the profit motive, I just want more emphasis on how profits are allocated in society." It is conceivable, Rockefeller concedes, that he is too optimistic about the ability of American society to change. There is, after all, a granite tower kind of naivete that inevitably influences him. But he contends that even all the Americans who aren't named Rockefeller are feeling more and more that they can help bring about a change. "WHILE THERE IS still a lot of apathy, people are getting involved," he says. "The activism of the civil rights movement after the Supreme Court's Brown decision in 1954 showed people they can influence change. Now we have the women's liberation movement, the consumers, the environmentalists. "It is inherent in Americans to want to contribute in society, to do their bit in their family and their community to solve the problems we face." a Mib /Family m f rinifiYi -i-i -var-i Is Protein Overdose Possible? Dr. Lamb By LAWRENCE LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — In one of your recent columns you gave some information on protein powders. I have been using one of them and have been wondering — is it possible to get too much protein in your diet? How much protein would a person need to maintain health? The product I have been using contains 47 per cent protein, 41 per cent carbohydrates, 6 per cent moisture, 3.4 per cent fat, and 2.5 per cent fiber, 21 calories per teaspoon (280 cat ories per 100 grams). I have been taking a total of 12 teaspoons a day in three glasses of milk (four teaspoons per glass). I'm 31 years old — 5-foot 2Vz- inches and my weight is 115 pounds. I've just been wondering if this may be too much protein or fat for me and if too much protein can be toxic or harmful (like too much vitamin A or D). So far I seem to get a lot of energy from this drink, which I need with two little children to care for. I would appreciate your comments on this matter. Dear Reader — It's unlikely that you will be getting too much protein. If you needed to lose weight, then a large amount of excess protein might actually add to your calorie intake and contribute to your weight problem. Most people don't realize that protein in excess of what the body needs is simply converted to carbohydrate and then stored as carbohydrate in the form of glycogen (body starch) or as fat. One hundred grams of ordinary mixed protein is converted to 58 grams of carbohydrate by the body. Carbon, Hydrogen The foods we eat consist primarily of carbon and hydrogen, and they are formed in long carbon chains. Proteins are made up of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. The amino acids are carbon chains attached to an ammonia group (hence the term amino) which contains nitrogen. The liver simply strips off this ammonia group and what's left is a carbon chain which may not be greatly dissimilar from a carbohydrate carbon chain or a fat carbon chain. The body is-pretty clever; it can take this ammonia group and transfer it to the carbon chain that comes from carbohydrate or fat and form new amino acids. The body is able to manufacture a variety of the amino acids it needs for building new protein and body structures. The body is able to manufacture all the amino acids we need from mixed protein of any type, except the eight of 10 essential amino acids. Excess Calories So individuals who eat large amounts of protein, particularly if they are getting calories of other types as well in their diet, are merely adding excess calories to the diet, which can in turn contribute to the prob lem of obesity. There is no danger of getting too much protein in the same sense that you can get too much vitamin A or vitamin D. Individuals who have serious liver disease, and sometimes kidney disease, may be placed on a protein restricted diet. But these are rare medical conditions and require constant medical supervision. So I don't think you need to worry about that problem. In summary, there is nothing wrong with the protein powder that you are taking for your purposes. For many other people I would suggest that before they go overboard on using protein powders that it be remembered that protein powders can be converted to carbohydrate, and a carbohydrate is a carbohydrate whether it comes from a protein, sugar, honey or flour. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. Drugs Tonic At Ellisville Group's Meet ELLISVILLE - Canton Police Chief James Elam discussed drug hazards and showed samples and illustrations of various narcotics when members of the Modern Woodmen of America Adult Camp met April 28 at the community dining hall. A question-and-answer session followed Elam's presentation. The Ellisville Public Library will soon acquire about 600 new books, according to a library spokesman. Children's and junior books are being moved to the front of the building. Miss Paula Cooper, Babylon, and her fiance, Jerry Tracey, Ellisville, hosted a wiener roast and hayride April 28 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Wayne Cooper. Several Ellisville residents attended. Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Johnson have sold their farm and plan to move soon to a farm home west of town they purchased recently from Kenneth Effland. Dean Carr, Chicago, was a weekend guest in the home of his father, E. F. Carr, Avon. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Houston, also of Avon, were dinner guests Sunday. AlWood Club Meeting Set At Woodhull WOODHULL - Mrs. Robert Murray, Galesburg, will present a program on the history of Appalachia and its music when members of the AlWood Women's Club meet May 9 at Woodhull Plaza. Reservations, which are due May 7, may be made with Mrs. Ren Hoburg, Woodhull, or Mrs. Donald Calkins, Alpha, a club spokesman said. A majorette clinic review, scheduled May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the AlWood High School gym, will demonstrate the skills learned by participants in an 8- week majorette clinic conducted by Connie Schatteman, Cindy Streeter, Lynette Swanson, Tena Mahalovich and Mrs. Judie Swanson. Parents and friends are invited to attend. AlWood Area Senior Citizens Club held its monthly meeting last week at the United Church of Woodhull. Fifty-five persons attended. At a recent meeting of the organization committee, Edwin Craft was elected president of the club and Mrs. Eric Carlson was chosen secretary. The group's next meeting will be May 24 at St. John's Catholic Church, Woodhull. Mothers of World War II, Unit 34, met April 27 at the home of Mrs. Leila Johnson. Mrs. Lil McKee was cohostess. In addition to donating money to several charitable organizations, the group made plans for a bake sale and lunch June 9. Plans will be finalized at the next regular meeting. An all-day sewing session was scheduled for May 9 at the home of Mrs. Violet Johnson. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. Hostesses for the next meeting will be Mrs. Nellie Stoner and Mrs. Carolyn McDowell. Communications Topic for Group At London Mills LONDON MILLS - Mrs. Nadine Coussens, Fulton County home economics extension adviser, presented a lesson on "Family Communications" when members of the London Mills Homemakers Extension Unit met April 27 at the home of Mrs. Lyman Morey. During a business meeting, the unit's officers were reelected for another year. The officers are Mrs. Mack Nesbitt, chairman; Mrs. Stewart Page, vice chairman; Mi's. Morey, secretary-treasurer, and Mrs. Lynwood Timmons, 4-H chairman. Other presentations during the session were by Mrs. LeVerne Young on making purses and by Mrs. William Johnson on rest and relaxation. Coal Creek Bible Church's mother-daughter tea will be held at the church May 4 at 7 p.m. Mrs. Harold Beatty, a mission- aiy to South America, will be guest speaker. Homespun Supper • Spiral macaroni • Garden vegetables • Beef stew seasoning mix You add: hamburger. Chili Macaroni • Elbow macaroni • Kidney beans • Chili seasoning mix You add: hamburger. Fisherman's Supper • Broad egg noodles • Cheddary Kraft cheese sauce mix • Toasted onion You add: tuna. Colonial Supper • Cheddary Kraft cheese sauce mix • Broad egg noodles You add: ham cubes or sliced hot dogs. Sloppy Joe Supper • Spiral macaroni • Tomato sauce • Sloppy Joe seasoning mix You add: hamburger. Ranchero Supper • Sliced potatoes • Garden vegetables • Beef stew seasoning mix You add: "beef cubes. Kraft introduces the last word on one-pan meals. 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