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Gglesburg Register-Mall, Gqlesburg, III. Thufsdqy, Aug. 2, 1973. 5 (dir. IMb/F Blood Count /I ltd Ifte Stomach 'Black Market' Meat Sales Grow Under Beef Freeze Dr. Ltmb By MAIMS CHAZANOV United Ptm International Call it black market or gray market, the day may be coming when housewives Willing to pay more for meat than the government allows will be able to do so—law or no law. While there were scattered reports of extra money being paid for beef at the retail level Wednesday, the chain of events Sy LAWRENCE E. LAMB M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Would you tell me why, after most of the stomach is removed, the blood will not stay built up and one gets very little food value out of what is eaten. The first few years after most of my stomach was removed, because of a duodenal ulcer, a vitamin tablet was taken every day, and a B-12 shot once, and sometimes twice, a month. But, wHhdn a year blood transfusions wtre necessary. Now I take anr other vitamin which includes iron and liver plus B-12 and an iron shot once a .week. So far the blood count is staying up. I eat three regular meals a day plus small meals in between and at,.bedtime, but am unable to gain much weight. Have you heard of this before? I sure have not. Dear Reader — This sometimes happens after such surgery. There are two problems involved. The lining of the stomach produces a substance call' ed "intrinsic factor" which is necessary for the absorption of B-12. As long as your stomach is working properly and there is some acid and intrinsic fac tor formed, you will absorb the sources of B-12 in your diet, and in turn, this will help the blood- forming organs to produce the proper amount of red blood cells. If the stomach fails to produce intrinsic factor, then your Baker Rejected Mitchell Offer WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell offered Sen. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., a Supreme Court nomination in 1970 but Baker turned it down. Baker said Mitchell made the offer after the Senate had quashed President Nixon's first two selections, G. Harrold Carswell and Clement Haynesworth. "After he (Mitchell) made the offer, he said 'What do you think of rthat?' "I said 'I wish you hadn't asked.' I didn't really want to be on the court," Baker said, during a taping of the Dick Cavett show Wednesday night. had already reached many wholesale suppliers, most of whom were almost out of beef themselves. 1M* Per Cent? "1 would estimate the black market is already 15 to 20 per cent of the total national sales —meaning that much is selling above the ceiling prices set by law," said Merson Moran, operations manager of the Vienna Sausage Manufacturing] Corp. of Phoenix, Ariz. "A lot of legitimate people have had to go out of business in the slaughtering business," said a wholesaler in Buffalo, N.Y., who declined to be identified. "A black market operator can pay the moon for beef because he's not under a ceiling." "A gray market that gets to absorb and vital substances important to blood formation disappears. This may result in pernicious anemia. Giving liver shots as you described provides these substances directly to the body, thereby avoiding the problem of not being absorbed from the digestive tract. Following the surgery you are either not producing enough intrinsic factor, or you have poor intestinal absorption, which causes you to be susceptible to anemia. This is a form of pernicious anemia occurring as a complication of your surgery, and this fits with the type of treatment that you are getting, Dumping Syndrome . The other problems you are describing are related to "Jumping syndrome." Your small stomach is not able to store food. One of the functions of the stomach is to be a large food reservoir to store the large volume of food we eat. A small amount is then passed progressively into the small intestine. In the total absence of the stomach, or if your stomach is very small, the food you eat is rapidly "dumped" into the small intestine. This overloads the small intestine's capacity, and causes it to move the food along too rapidly. A\l important digestion and absorption of food material occurs in the small intestine. When it moves through too rapidly this interferes with absorption of the food material, and you don't get the full benefit from the calories, vitamins, and nutrients in your diet. One treatment for this problem is to have multiple small meals. In the course of time, the stomach often enlarges and the condition is partially relieved. What to Avoid The small meals that you eat should avoid large amounts of starches and sweets. With your type of problem — which is entirely different from people with normal digestive functions you need to concentrate on a diet that has a higher portion of its food from protein and fat and less from carbohydrate. This does not mean, however, that you should eliminate carbohydrates entirely. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Weather, Labor Problems Create Newsprint Shortage WEEK-END SPECIAL "A KIKIOUS TASTE SENSATION" FROSTED PRETZELS A crisp, crunchy pretzel frosted with delicious white chocolate coating. NEW YORK (UPI) - A combination of bad weather, labor problems and the failure of publishers to stock up properly has led to a paper and newsprint shortage, according to sources contacted Wednesday in an informal United Press International survey. "We were warning people a year ago to stock up on paper," Arthur Kaufman, a spokesman for the Newsprint Information Committee (NIC), said. "But they did not build up their inventories." "Some bad weather in the South this spring has hurt," said Bob Crane, a spokesman for the American Paper Institute. "I also understand there have been some strikes in Canada"—where a good percentage of paper is manufactured, particularly newsprint. Two unions Tuesday tentatively agreed to end a two-week strike at MacMillan Bloedel's Port Alberni, B.C., plant MacMillan Bloedel is one of the largest newsprint manufac turers. Expansion Difficult The price of newsprint has increased by about $10 a ton within the past eight months, with most manufacturers claiming these actions were caused by higher costs. "Pollution control has made it difficult for many manufacturers to expand. This is a big factor in the tight . paper situation now: insufficient capacity," Crane said. Publishers consumed 10,270,000 tons of newsprint in 1972 and the Newsprint Information Committee projects it will buy around 10,750,000 tons this year. The ton price in the New York district now stands at around $175 and in the South around $173. This is about $10 higher than eight months ago. There were two recent $5-a-ton increases in newsprint within five months. Newspapers Grow Larger Davis Taylor, chairman of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, recently said price increases posed budgetary difficulties for newspapers. In addition to increased costs, he noted that newspapers were having to spend more on editorial, production and business operations. Newspapers, according to Kaufman of the NIC have gotten larger over the past few years because "advertising has increased substantially. There are many more pages now than 10 years ago," he said. A big problem, Kaufman said, was that publishers started out 1972 with an inventory of 28 days worth of paper, compared with 38 days in 1971 and 42 days in 1970. Just how long the shortage will last is controversial. Kaufman said he thought it would last until sometime in 1975. Ralph W. Michaud, a vice president of Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, was more pessimistic in a recent speech. "Frankly, I believe that the Regular $1.89 lb. Special •b $1 49 with us through 1980," he said. Among the factors he cited were a tight pulp wood situation due to scarcity of workers in forests and an inability of smaller companies to add to capacity. Most sources said there is no immediate shortage of paper for such items as grocery bags. But, according, to Don Winks, director of corporate communications of Crown Zellerbach, "an increase in demand could produce some problems in the future." Winks said earnings, while not good over the past few years, have improved recently. But with the Nixon administration's recent freeze on prices, the companies have been reluctant to make the major capital investments needed to worse i9 a Mack market," said Herrell deGraff, a spokesman for the American Meat Institute. "Mrs. Housewife is going to go the supermarket and she's going to find her seven-pound rib roast is going to be 10 pounds, with the short ribs added. It'll be the same price. Her porterhouse steak is going to have a three-inch-long tail of fat. Her ham is not going to be trimmed of its fat covering." To Issue Subpoenas The U.S. attorney for the New York City area said he will issue subpoenas at the end of the week for an investigation into charges that some butchers are charging higher prices for better cuts of meat and supplying what they can of the cheaper meats to customers who do not want to go along. The price of beef stayed frozen under the Phase IV economic plan announced last month while other food pro ducts were allowed to rise to reflect the increase in produc tion costs. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz said he would "seriously consider" lifting the beef price freeze before Sept. 12. His cement came after a meeting with 40 farm and food industry spokesmen, who warned that there may be no meat in any retail store after Aug. 20. They urged that the limit be lifted immediately so they could send meat to market and hope to make a profit. In Washington, the President's Council of Economic Advisers predicted there will be a "strong tendency to higher prices" throughout the economy when the current price freeze is lifted Aug. 12. Random Survey A UPI random survey o! supermarkets across the United States showed chicken (uncut fryers) up 10 cents in Washing* See 'Market'(Continued on page 15) 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 A FRIDAY 8.00 - 1:00 60 S. Kellogg Galesburg, III. UNION OPTICAL CQ uu paper situation be meet increased demands. 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