Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 13, 1973 · Page 19
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#, Damb /Family Carrots Help Night Blindness Dr. Lamb By LAWTIENCR LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Will you please answer this question for my two children because they said I was silly, and I want to clear the air. I read where you said that a person can have night blindness, and you told them to cat a carrot or two an hour before going out and it would help. Now, I told my children that and they laughed and teased me and said I don't read right. Now, I 'wish you would please help mo and send them a letter. I don't want them to think I am nuts. Dear, Reader — Actually you did pretty well considering what most people remember out of items that they read. Yes, there is such a thing as night blindness, and it does mean decreased ability to see at night. A person who is deficient in vitamin A will not form enough of a substance called visual purple in the back of the eye that's essential for adequate night vision. Now, of course, you can get vitamin A from many sources and today milk any many other food products are fortified with vitamin A, so there's less likelyhood today of a person having vitamin A deficiency. Carrots are a valuable source • of a substance which is converted to vitamin A in the body, ( and they are normally listed as a rich food source of vitamin A. Individuals who have a deficiency in vitamin A are benefited by eating carrots. The effects are not quite as vapid as eating two carrots just before you go out, but certainly if you did this regularly your vitamin A intake would be ade: quate for night vision. I'd have to give you about a 95 per cent accuracy on your memory of , .this and that's high enough for you to have the la.sl laugh on your children. Dear Dr. Lamb — Is it possible that each individual's body chemistry reacts differently to alcohol? I have in mind two in dividuals. One shows little or no personality change after drink ing. The other, after some al cohol beverages, becomes argu montative and enraged at the fhe slightest provocation. Per* haps if a chemistry analysis should prove one's intolerance to alcohol, many would abstain, thereby saving their loved ones much anguish and suffering. Dear Reader — The absorption of the alcohol, which determines the amount of alcohol that's in the blood, follows fairly consistent rules. An individual's behavioral response, however, may be different. Some individuals have minor or more severe changes in the brain that cause them to behave diferently when they drink even a small amount of alcohol. Such individuals have only one or two drinks and have a total personality change, including rages and even antisocial behavior. Often these individuals don't recall having behaved this way after the influence of the alcohol has disappeared. A chemistry measurement might not help much. The chemical analysis could be about the same in the individuals who react differently. Perhaps more to the point would be a careful neurological examination to study the brain's function and try to see if there is any underlying problem within the brain. Certainly anyone who has a his- iory of having rages and unacceptable behavior with one or two drinks should avoid alcohol altogether. One really doesn't need a laboratory test to appreciate the reason for this. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Golesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, HI, Wednesday, JuneJ3, 1973_J9 O.T. Johnson Co., Galesburg's Greatest Sfore Since 1862! SHOP O.T.'s 10 to 9 MONDAY & FRIDAY. OTHER DAYS 10 to 5 Extraordinary Values • • n r T- - imnr i in ITII mini ii •niiim—.i«l i Junes Best Buy h 1 Williams field Cycle Safety- Program Set WILLIAMSFIELD - A bicycle rider's safety day program will be held at Williamsfield Grade School June 23 from 9-11 a.m. ' Children will be tested on riding skil,l and safety knowledge, and their bicycles will be checked for safety. . Information on the program and copies of bicycle safety rules are available from Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Mrs. Joseph German and Roger Waggoner and at the Stevens Insurance Agency. Members of the Spoon River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, acted as guides for the Knox County Historical Society June 10 at the old county courthouse and jail; in KnoxviI t lc. ' Greg Kneer and Lee Johnson showed visitors the jail, and Mrs. Kneer and Mrs. Johnson worked with Mr. and Mrs. Buster Johnson in the courthouse's Gen, Henry Knox Room and museum. J. R. Peck, an expert on the county's history, was also present to answer questions for visitors. Mrs. John Snare's piano pupils presented a recital June 5 at Williamsfield United Methodist Church. Participating were Mark Potts, Roberta Strom, Susan Ross, Wanda, Barbara and Regina Whittaker, Julie Courson, Cindy and Valerie Hockgraver, Dean Herrmann, Raeleen LaFollette, Bobby and Brenda Chandljee, Karen Mosher, Lorie, Debbie and Valorie Lievens, Doug and Danette Doubet, Marsha Newell, Shelly Moore, Mark Snider, Christopher Bronny, Vicki Murdick and Lynn Olson. Williamsfield American Legion Post will hold a stag chicken dinner at the Legion Halt June J6 at p.m. iNutun' ItahniccrK Spiders are essential to the balance of nature. Averaging at 50,000 per acre in green areas, they annually destroy a hundred times their number in insects. Birthday Partv MAQUON—Mrs. Dottie Clark celebrated her 73rd birthday at a potluck dinner-party here June 10 attended by her children and grandchildren. Other friends and relatives visited her during the afternoon, including families from Chicago, De Kalb, Rcseville, Aledo, Knoxvalle, Abingdon, Monica, Oneida and Gilson. The Giant Clam is the largest known bivalve. The shells are frequently more than three feet long and weigh more than 500 pounds ^30 SWIMWEAR FLORAL JERSEY and TERRY CLOTH mm .0° Bikini m 5* Values to $2500 Sizes 5 to 13 in You can paddle around all day and every day in these Floral Jersey and Terry Cloth .Bikini's. The colors are as bright as the sun, which you'll get plenty of, in these styles that bare you to the sun. Soft and ribby these lovely new Bikini's keep their colors . . . their shape and dry in a whisper of a breeze. SPORTSWEAR — O.T.'s BURG Qreat Savings on Qirl Qirl's Slacks FOR FUN and GAMES Here's The Kind of Slacks Your Looking For • DENIM BELLS # WIDE LEG PLAIDS • BELTED WHITE & PASTELS SEERSUCKER SOLIDS AND PLAIDS • CUFF PANT5 • AND NEW WAISTBAND TREATMENTS, TOO SIZES 4-14 JLimely lops Here's the seasons best looks in Knits that take very little care. Make your choice of Shrinks,- Halters, Ribbed T-Tops, and Fly-Aways that mix and match. Size 4-6x Reg. $3.50 $ 2 29 7-14 Reg. $4.00 $069 PRE-TEEN S-M-L Reg. $6.00 Qirl's Sizzler Sets Just arrived and just in time for active girls. Short girly dresses are combined with matching panties to make this a great summer item. Made of easy care cool cotton prints or seersucker. Sizes 4-6x Reg. $6.00 Sizes 7-14 Reg. $8.00 CHILDREN'S WEAR — $J,90 $g90 O.T.'s SECOND FLOOR Shorts For The Busy GIRL Lin time shorts for fun In the sun. There's Denim prints and solids, ('hainbray and Checks, and nuvclily closings. SIZES 4-14 Regular $4.50-$5.50 $J44

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