Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 7, 1973 · Page 19
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 19

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 7, 1973
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Golesburg Regtster-MQij, Galesburg, 111. Thursday, June 7, If73, If Karachi, Pakistan, Wins World's'DirtiestCity'Award By LEMMY PINNA KARACHI, Pakistan (UPI) Pakistanis are upset about a recent report by members of the World Bank that listed Karachi, this country's capital, first in a list of the world's dirtiest cities. "It's a stab in the back," said the Pakistan Times in an editorial. It observed that the verdict, based on public transport, housing, water and electricity, garbage and sewage disposal, per: capita income and morali­ ty, was the creation of "sordid minds." The foulk of the nation's anger, however, is directed at Karachi's civic and municipal authorities blamed by most Pakistanis for landing their metropolis on top of the garbage heap. "The question," a newspaper reader wrote, "is not whether we surpass even Calcutta in squalor but that Karachi is indeed dirty to the core." Where else, wrote another citizen, could one see overload­ ed buses belching poisonous smoke, going bumpity-bump oyer potholes and turning over at the bottom of hidden ditches? Yet, with the number of buses — reduced by accidents, breakdowns and non-maintenance to less than 700 in a population of 3.5 million—the city's public transport condition is appalling. Prodded by the report, Pakistanis arc also complaining of open drains and congested "huggics" (ramshackle squat­ ter colonics) Where "flics fester" and "mosquitoes multiply." One wanted to know what the authorities had to say fn defense of a city where "electricity flows in fits and starts" and "fails altogether during the hottest periods." Another cited the perennial discomfiture of citizens over reports that sewage had again seeped into eroded water pipes and the city was in for another spate of gastro-cnteritis. On another plane, the morals of Karachi would certainly not qualify the city for British high society. For most Pakistanis the city's morals are rendered questionable not by the consenting pleasures of parliamentary lords but by low-paid peons prowling office corridors for "bachsheesh" (petty graft), corruption, profiteering and widespread adulteration of food. Nearly 75 per cent of food collected for sampling by health authorities some months back was found to be adul­ terated. Karachites also complain of milk diluted with brackish water, sugar mixed with urea and the deteriorating quality of "atta" (wheat flour) which, they say, makes an admirable substitute for "mud- pics." Yet adulteration like the city's imperishable brothels which, according to a police source now occupy entire sections of a once respectable residential area, show signs of prevailing in perpetuity because of the apathy of city authorities. Viewed by Pakistanis as "diamchas (sycophants), their only apparent function is to host garden parties for ministers and visiting foreign dignitaries, one citizen said. The Star newspaper in a column entitled "0 Karachi" said, "Our first impulse was to salute our civic authorities" for securing for Karachi the world's dirtiest title. The second thought, it said, was to rub the noses of the authorities in the muck. dk D tab/family Back, Chest Pains May Be Digestive '.^Sslk .iJ Dr. Lamb By LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Can you help me? For four years now I have gone to several doctors and even had X rays for my problem. They either say I'm too young for my symptoms, or feey Idon/ft know what it is that's wrong. And the last one said he 'thought I was out of my mind. For the past four years I have had severe chest pains. My age is 22 and I.have had four children. I have bsen awakened with my chest aching. It felt like it was being crushed and I had a hard time breathing. It seemed to start down in my back and work its way up into my chest and ache clear into my back. The pain is so severe that I sometimes had to get a shot for the pain. The longest it has lasted is about five hours. I also have trouble in swallowing my food. I take small bites and chew it up as well as possible, it feels like sandpaper going down. The pain is located where my ribs come together. I have also had X rays for this. I drank some chalky fluid and the doctor said he found nothing. This started about four years ago too. I have a lot of trouble with gas and acid. Doctor, I just don't think I can go through this much longer. I hope and pray you can help me. Thank you. Dear Header — Every chest pain is not a sign of heart disease. From your symptoms alone I would be inclined to think that you do not have hearti disease at your age. Heart pain does not cause pain in the back and it is not associated with .difficulty an swallowing. More likely you are having spasms of your digestive tract, including the esophagus. This can cause severe chest pain mimicking the pain of a heart attack. Muscles in the esophagus tube At Woodhull m clamp down and act like a muscle cramp. You have a history of a lot of digestive disturbances and since you've already had X rays I would presume that you don' have any major obstruction Anyone who has difficulty swallowing certainly must have a complete medical examina tion. Having done that, the best advice I can give you is tc change your diet completely Eliminate all milk and all milk products, including cheese, but teimilk or any foods that are made from milk, coffee, oaf feinated or decaffeinated, tea. do not smoke, eliminate all alcoholic beverages if you use them, try to eat a diet made of very lean meat, such as baked chicken, broiled lean beef or broiled fish. Avoid excess use of breads. You can use some Jelfo, avoid spicy foods, and if you respond well to this procedure, later on you can add more cereals to your diet. If this regimen helps you a great deal I would suspect that you might have intolerance to same of these foods and you'll have to be careful about which ones you use. High on the list of aggravating factors in your case may well be milk, milk products and coffee. I feel fairly confident that your problem is not heart disease and that most of it originates with difficulties in your digestive tract. Stress and tension may also be an important factor. Try to minimize the amount of daily stress you have. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P. 0. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb 's new booklet on ulcers, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Ulcers" booklet. Trustees Approve Installing Water Main, Mull Drainage WOODHULL - Installation of 1,000 feet of water main was authorized by the Woodhull Village Board of Trustees at a meeting June 4. The board voted to purchase materials for the project from Utilities Equipment Co., Bettendorf, Iowa. Contract for the work went to Tony's of Alpha. Butch Anderson, a Woodhull resident, asked the board to take action about standing water in front of his business. He was told that drainage tile repairs are scheduled in the village, and his area to which he referred will be included. Dick Geiger and Wayne Rehn, representatives of the AlWood Business Assn., discussed with board members the opinions of the organization on locating industry in the area. They suggested that improvements are needed here — particularly Main Street, including a general clean-up. The board agreed to refer to an attorney complaints that construction being done here violates building codes. An attorney will also be asked to investigate complaints that other village ordinances are being violated. The board also approved pur­ chase of 24 new water meters to be installed at residences which have inoperable or inaccessible meters. Mrs. Ortrude Rice and Mrs. Ensign Leininger were among 251 delegates to the annual state assembly of Church Women United recently at Princeton. Children who have completed grades 1-6 are eligible to participate in a summer reading program June 11 - July 21 at Clover Township Public Library. Children who are interested may register at the library this week. Movies for children will be shown at the library June 9 at 2:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Art Nelson attended graduation ceremonies at Northern Illinois University when their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fulton, received degrees. He received a bachelor's degree in business and will be employed by Karen Yarn Co., Rochelle. She received a bachelor of science degree and will be employed as a teacher in the Rochelle school system. Our Great Anniversary Sale is a STORE-WIDE Event... 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