Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1971 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, January 9, 1971
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What's an 'enlarged' heart? Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, January 9,1971 A-ll DEAR DR. STEINCROHN: My husband is killing himself. He won't listen to the doctor or to me. He smokes. He drinks. He overeats. He overworks. He doesn't take vacations. If you ever wanted a picture of a man committing suicide, I'd send you the "negative." He's only 42. His doctor has taken X rays and EKGs. He tells me, and has told him, that he already has an enlarged heart. In addition to everything I have told you, my question is this: What is meant by an enlarged heart? Does it mean it is stronger or weaker? I'll also add that his father and two brothers died in their late 40s of heart attacks. Just what can a wife do to help a stubborn husband who doesn't seem to care what happens to a widow and her children? — Mrs. Y. COMMENT: I'll come right out with it and say the picture (without having seen the negative) is bleak. Your husband's family history is not a good one. Yet I have known some patients with similar poor family histories of heart disease, who were thankful to be warned of the danger to themselves. They took especially good care of their health and outlived the family members who had bad hearts. Not knowing your husband's actual condition I can't say what has caused his "cardiac hypertrophy" (enlarged heart). It may be due to coronary disease, to high blood pressure over a long period of years, to old rheumatic heart disease, or other reasons. An enlarged heart doesn't mean a strong heart; it signifies a weakened heart Engagement announced in Jerseyville By Dr. Peter J. Steincrohn muscle. The heart enlarges simply because its original amount of muscle tissue isn't strong enough to do the job required: pump blood efficiently to all parts of the body. When the enlargment becomes great and the heart begins to fail, then come such symptoms as shortness of breath, swelling of ankles, cough, indigestion and other complaints. Yes, I'll agree with you that your husband is committing slow suicide. Living in tension, getting fat, smoking and drinking too much, un- dervacationing — such are man's weaknesses that heart 4866 SIZES disease feeds on. But perhaps there's still time. Show him this column. Added to the admonitions of your own doctor and yourself, it may hold a mirror up to him so he can see himself as he really is. An enlarged heart needs treatment by a doctor and full cooperation by the patient. MEDICALETTES For Mrs. H.: Your dentist is to be commended for calling your physician. Be thankful that between them they decided to give, your son penicillin before and after his tooth extraction. What is an ordinary surgical procedure for most people can be dangerous for a patient who has congenital heart disease or a history of rheumatic fever with complications of the heart valves. What your doctors have been trying to do is prevent bacteria from causing unnecessary complications like endocarditis (infection and i n f 1 a m m a t i on of heart valves). The lid's off on peach-plum pie! Kissing cousins they are — peaches and plums! Not only related botanically. they also make pleasantly palatable Peach Pie. Indeed it would be a shame to hide with a full crust cover the delectably golden crown of canned peach pie filling poured over the plump purple plums; so that's why it's served as a delicious open secret. There's something old- fashioned about this pie. It's the sort of recipe that would have been a real treasure in a file of Grandmother's favorites. But think how much work the making would have involved two generations back with the careful selection and preparation of two different kinds of fruit, not to mention doing the pie crust from scratch. Oday, if you don'l really care to "do it yourself", you can start, with pastry mix. Then, take a can of purple plums, another of orchard- fresh peach pie filling. 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. and follow these simple directions. The rewarding result is a pie in a million. This very compatible peach- and-plum combination is at its best when offered warm and fragrant to your guests. Because of its old-fashioned connotation, have a itcher of fresh cream ready for those who yearn for a country kitchen touch. If you're looking for a people-pleasing new dessert recipe to enter in your 1971 recipe file, this is it. Lid's-Off Peach Pie is bound to win a lot of hats-off compliments for you. LID'S-OFF PEACH PIE Pastry for 1 -crust pie 1 Can (1 Ib. 1 07.) purple plums 2 Tablespoons cornstarch 1 No. 2 can (1 Ib. 5 or 6 oz.) peach pie filling Line 9-inch pie pan with pastry; trim and crimp edge decorativcly. Drain plums, reserving juice. In small saucepan, combine plum juice with cornstarch; cook. stirring constantly, until clear and thickened. Cut plums into quarters and remove pits. Add plums to thickened juice and pour into pastry-lined pan. Spoon pie filling over plums. Cut rerolled pastry trimmings into 3-inch circle or other desired shape; prick and place in center of pie. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. MISS STEPHANIE THOMAS DEAR DR. STEINCROHN: Is it really true that smoking does not cause lung cancer in women? So many people have told me that only men get it, that I feel I am unnecessarily giving up a habit I enjoy. — Mrs. G. COMMENT: Women get it, too. In fact more are getting it because women have been smoking more. And women get emphysema and bronchitis, also. You will feel better knowing you are not "unnecessarily" giving up the smoking habit. Important treatment tips are given by Dr. Steincrohn in his booklet, "22 Ways To Prevent and Treat Coronary Disease." For a copy write him in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosin'g a ' stamped, self-addrsesed envelope and 25 cents in coin to cover handling. YMCA to begin ballet, creative dance classes AMERICA'S LARGEST FAMILY CLOTHING CHAIN • SERVING YOU 24 YEARS TEMPLE CLEANERS The Alton Young Men's Christian Association will add a new ballet and dance program to its activities for fully participating members and social members, beginning next week. Miss Stephanie Thomas, who has .studied nationally and in Tokyo and Canada, will teach ballet II and ballet III. Miss Jo Ann Bachelor, who has been with the SIU Dance Company since 1968, and has studied at several other universities in the country, is instructing creative dance I and creative 'dance II and a unique class of creative dramatics called "Let's Give A Play". Ballet II meets from 4 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, and Balelt III meets from 5 until 6 p.m. the same day, The classes will begin Jan, 7, and registration will continue through Jan. 14. Creative Dance meets Monday. Creative dance I meets from 5 to 6 p.m., and creative dance II from 8 to 7 p.m. "Let's Give A Play" also meets Mondays, from 4 to 5 p.m. These classes begin Jan. 11. Birth announcements MISS JOHNSON Mr. and Mrs. Ralph P. Johnson of 807 W. Carpenter St., Jerseyville, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Linda, to Paul Lehr, son of Mr. and' Mrs. Albert Lehr of Kampsville. Miss Johnson graduated this year from Jersey Community High School, and is employed by the J And J Drive-in, Jerseyville. Her fiance is a 1963 graduate of Calhoun High School, and is employed by Owens-Illinois. Mirror of Super Pattern PRINTED PATTERN Super - streamlined shape with SEVEN necklines! Choose high or low, feminie, sailor military. Even a jumper version with blouse. Printed Pattern 486: Half Sizes 12%, 14%, 16%, 18%, 20%, 22%. Misses' Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS for each pattern — add 25 cents for each pattern for Air Mail and Special Handling. Send to Anne Adams, Care of Alton Evening Telegraph, 177 Pattern Dept., 243 West 17th St., New York, N.Y. 10011. Print NAME, ADDRESS with ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. NEW FASHION-PACKED Spring-Summer Catalog — separates, jumpsuits, styles galore. Free pattern coupon. 50 cents. INSTANT SEWING BOOK — cut, fit, sew modern way. $1.00 INSTANT FASHION BOOK — what-to- wear answers. 1$.00 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Peters, 5210 Shannon Drive, Godfrey, first child, Jeffrey Stephen, 7 pounds, 6:15 a.m. today, Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Peters is the former Carol Louise Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Green of Alton. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peters of Godfrey. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Durbin, 2220 Northside, Alton, first child, a daughter, 9 pounds and 1 ounce, 3:08 a.m. today, Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Durbin is the former Joyce Fettinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fettinger of Alton. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Francis Durbin of Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Kuhn, 1300 Duval Drive, Godfrey, a daughter, 7 pounds and 12 ounces, , 2:04 a.m. today, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Sonja, 5; and Joy, 3. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Betts, 6538 Godfrey Road, Godfrey; a daughter, Tonya Rene, 8 pounds and 6 .ounces, 10:49 p.m. Friday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Laura Ann, 3; Eric Jason, 2; .and Bradley Joe, 1. Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Smith, 125 C N. Williams, Cottage Hills, first child, a daughter, 6 pounds and 9 ounces, 4:,7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Smith is the former Deborah Fairless, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geddis Fairless of Wood River. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Bessie Smith of Cottage Hills. AT EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILL. HU RWIXZ, Diamond Center EASTGATE PLAZA Open Mon. thru Sut. 10 A.M. to » T.M. your mind By JOHN CON WELL avrakos Complete Assortment Available at THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP 909 Brown Street 465-7513 J. Russell Dale Can fear of detection keep a wife faithful? Answer: No. In the first place, if fear is the only reason a wife will steer clear of an extramarital affair, then even she has some doubts as to whether she is as faithful to her husband as she appears to be. In the second place, a wife who becomes involved in an extramarital relationship will continue the liaison precisely because she feels that the fear of being found out will add an extra fillip to the affair. Are music lessons wasted on some children? Answer: No, not even on those youngsters who are absolutely tone-deaf. Sure music lessons can be time consuming and expensive as well as inconvenient. Learning to play the piano, violin, drums, or whatever, not only gives the child a sense of accomplishment, but it teaches him that he can survive though his every yearning is not immediately gratified. Is a company lucky to have bard-driving employes? Answer: If a company must have immediate profits to survive, then one of its assets could be hard-driving em- ployes. But it would have to be an individual who drives himself, not others. Yet for the long view it might be best for a company to have the slave-driver checked. Once the employe's emotional troubles are straightened out, his drives could be directed in a way that would benefit both him and his employer. ARLANS FAMOUS FOR LOW [VERYDftY PRICES! OPEN SUNDAY 10A.M. TO 6P.M. W. ST. IOUIS AVI. Mot EAST MOADWAY •••••^•^••••i mmmmmmm NOW ENROLLING! JAN. 18TH 1971 CLASS DIAL 462-6851 for Information Kitzmiller BEAUTY COLLEGE Alton Pknui Shopping Confer CLOSED TUESDAYS l»'«. King Feature* Syndicate. Inc.) WE'RE HEADQUARTERS FOR FINE QUALITY MOHAWK CARPET. • Acrilan • Nylon • Horoulon • Wool • Polyester • Kodel For frco estimates, color ntttl cnrpct Information phone 468-4451 See The Beautiful Colors in Shag Carpet 627 E. Broadway Alton Phone 465-4451 MEN'S DRESS SHIRTS FOB $|00 With Cleaning Order Mon.-Wed. JAN. 11-13 LADIES' PLAIN DRESSES 89 C ea. Open Mon. - Sat. 7:30 a.m. - fl p.m. excluding Suodt-s, Finals, I''nrs, etc. MONTIGELLO PLAZA QUAKER MAID PERMANENT TYPE ANTI-FREEZE $1.29 I Out. Cottage Hills, ill. HENNINGS TO LEAVE SLENDERINE Mr. & Mrs, Henning, Mintage™ of Slendcrine for the past 4 years, wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have been a part of Slendcrine. We have enjoyed Nerving you! New Managers are Mr, & Mrs. Charles Dover who have managed Studios in Florida (Paid Advertisement) P. N. 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