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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 12

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\% (aolesbufg Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Thursday,,May 24, 1973 ouDb /family Her Druggist Plays Physician Or. Lamb British Politics: Not All's Above Board fly LAWRENCE LAMB, M. D. give second thoughts to rely- Dear Dr. Lamb — Please ling on Parest — or following comment on my problem. I am 44 — female — songwriter, poetess, decorator — and have been successful in all my fields. Presently my husband and I run three businesses which we own. From the time I was a child, I have been a very high-strung (hot obnoxiously person. As my doctor puts it, t run eight cylinders at all times. Three years ago, I went from 100 pounds to 85 and the doctor determined it was because I run around the house all hours of night. By body gets very tired, but my brain functions constantly and I seldom sleep more than three-and-a-half hours a night. Most times less. He put me on Parest 400 mg. and sure enough I gained weight and felt well rested in the morning. The days were nicer to meet. Druggist's Idea Last week when I went to get my prescription refilled the druggist made a remark about sleeping pills and suggested I use a brand name over-the- counter type. Now I feel ashamed to go back and get my prescription filled. The brand names have failed, and I'm losing weight again, and as was before, here it is 3:00 a.m. and I'm fully awake. I realize the drug abuse problem, and I have a healthy respect for drugs. I got the feeling the druggist felt I was a drug addict. Perhaps wrongly so. If you were me, would you your doctor's orders? At 85 pounds I look gaunt. Eating at night while I'm up doesn't help me hold by weight. Dear Reader — There are lots of reasons for losing weight, and some good ones are having excess amounts of energy or drive which cause you to use so many calories that you can't eat enough to keep up with the body's demand. . Your druggist did you a disservice and.my inclination is to suggest that you get a new druggist rather than a new doctor. When your druggist gets a license to practice medicine, then perhaps he pan provide better advice on your over-ail state. In the meanwhile, by ad vising you not to follow your doctor's orders he is literally nracticing medicine without a license to do so. Your doctor prescribed Parest for you because it is one of the safest mild medicines that can be used to combat insomnia. It is well tolerated without side effects. There is less of a tendency for a hang-over effect than occurs with some other medicines. It is relatively nontoxic. Physical dependence has not been clearly demonstrated as vet and psychological dependence is rare. Not Verv Effective Manv over-the-counter medicines that you can obtain without a prescription are not very See 'Doctor'- (Continued on Page 18) CONTACT LENSES For Complete Information on Contact Lenses Phone 343-7410 Dispensed on Prescription of DR. E. W. BEATH, O.D. DAILY 8:00 - 5:00 - MONDAY & FRIDAY 8:00-8:00 60 S. Kellogg Gales burg, III. UNION OPTICAL CO. By TOM CULLEN LONDON (NEA) - The British are.taking a "holier- than-thou" attitude towards the Watergate affair, but they have no cause to throw up their hands in horror. If one accepts that corrupt methods of raising campaign funds are included in the scandals that are rocRirig the Nixon administration, then Post Office Here Hits 95 Per Cent Overnight Level The Galesburg Post Office attained at least a 95 per cent rating of overnight delivery of first class mail during a 2-week period ending April 27, according to Postmaster Howard Hallberg. The post office was one of 117 sectional center facilities in the 13-state Gentral Region of the U.S. Postal Service to achieve that rating, Hallberg said. Mail service, he said, has recovered from the post-Christmas slump, while weekly complaints have dropped 70 per cent since mid-January. Maquon Service Set for Cemetery MAQUON — Memorial Day services will be held at the Maquon Cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Carroll Ochsner, pastor of Maquon United Methodist Church, will be featured speaker, said a spokesman for Ma quon American Legion Post 1099, sponsor of the program Graduating college, high school and junior high school students will be honored during the morning worship service May 27 at Maquon United Methodist Church. Mrs. Arthur Donaldson announced the program during a church administrative board meeting May 21. Vacation Bible School at thej church will be June 11-22, it| was announced. Canton Man Will Talk at Fairview FAIRVIEW - Harold Ellis, Canton, will speak at Memorial Day services May 28 at 2 p.m. at Fairview Park. In event of J, rain, the program will be heldj at Valley High School. The school band will present several musical selections. After the service, a parade will march to Fairview Cemetery, where a program will be conducted by members of Roy Miller American Legion Post 644 Auxiliary, Fairview. American, politicians have nothing to teach their British cousins. BRITISH POLITICAL campaigns have been financed by dubious methods for as far back as anyone can remember. The teamsters union may have contributed their mite to. President Nixon's campaign for re-election, but here the British Labor party is subsidized outright by the trade unions, which make a political levy on their members for this purpose. The Conservative party, in turn, gets sizable contribu* tions from big business. Although it isn't discussed openly, both parties have raised money by selling peerages and other royal honors in the past, and no doubt they will resort to this means in the future. WORST OFFENDER in this respect was David Lloyd George, Britain's.prime minister during World War I, who raised an estimated $15 million by flogging knighthoods and baronetcies to the highest bidders. The slush fund, incidentally, was in his name and not in that of the Coalition Liberal party which he headed. David Lloyd George , ... he had a list "If Lloyd George chooses to fritter away the entire $15 million at the roulette tables of Monte Carlo he has a perfect right to do so legally," an eminent British lawyer ruled at the time. Lloyd George, in turn, defended the sale' of royal honors as being far cleaner than the methods American politicians employed. "IN AMERICA," he told one of his cronies, "the steel trusts support one political party, and the cotton people support another. This places political parties under the domination of great financial interests and trusts." "Here," he pointed out, "a man gives 40,000 pounds (about $200,000) to the party and gets a baronetcy. If he comes • to the leader of the party and says, I subscribe largely to the party funds, you must do this or that, we can tell him to go to hell." Lloyd George was not the first British prime minister to sell titles, but he was the first to establish a price scale. Knighthoods, which are not hereditary, sold for $50,000; baronetcies, which can be handed on from father to son, for $175,000 to $200,000; peerages fetched as much as $500,000, because they entitled the holder to a seat in the House of Lords. BARONS ARC THE lowest rung on the glittering ladder of the peerage, followed by viscounts, earls, marquesses and dukes. No one has ever suggested that Lloyd George sold dukedoms (Only one dukedom has been offered Edward Heath ... for services rendered this century, and that was to Winston Churchill, who turned it down). However, Lloyd George did a brisk business in baronies, and some of the viscountcies he created are suspect. Lloyd George also broke new ground by distributing honoris to exconvicts, and us-' ing them to bribe the press. In fact, the whole honors system became so debased un­ der his administration that writers like Thomas Hardy, Bernard Shaw, Arnold Ben*; nett and H. G. Wells refused. titles. ' Harold Wilson, Britain's; Labor prime minister from; 1964 to 1970, broke with tradi-; tion when he announced that henceforth honors would be" given for public service ir-' respective of political party.; However, in his six years in- office he created no fewer- than 140 life peers, increasing the membership of the: House of Lords by 12 per cent. BREAKING HIS own rule,; Wilson doled out knighthoods to his press secretary and to, his doctor, among others. When Edward Heath, the: Conservative party prime, minister, came to power in 1970 he restored the practice of awarding honors for politK cal services rendered. Thus in January, 1972 he recommended for a knighthood a prominent industrialist who had contributed $1.5 million to! the European Movement, a pro-Common Market cause; that is dear to Heath's heart. 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