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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Wed.. New World After 44 days in a 99.5 degree incubator, these ostrich chicks decided to take a peek at the outside world. The two- pound chicks were hatched recently at Lion Country Safari's preserve in Grand Prairie, Texas. Linda Brockhoefl is the nursery director. How Can America Solve Soaring Inflation? That Is the Question By Silk Hew Yolk Str vlcr NEW YOHK Ubor Secre- tary Brciman emerged from a White House meeting recently and said he had told President Nixon that rank-and-file workers were more concerned about inflation "bread-and- butter issues" than about impeachment. When asked what he thought should be done lo stop the inflation, Brennan said he had been "appointed, nut anoint- ed." And he added, "I don't have any real answer, other than that we all have lo tr> ,o find Ihe answer." No Plan? Was Brennan saying that the administration had no plan for dealing with inflation? Well, yes no, the secretary in- dicated. The administration had "no clear program to solve it tomorrow." But it was "working on it every day." Who was doing that? "Many said Brennan. "Economists." Acupuncture Cured 32 Years of Back, Leg Problems, Man Says By Joseph Di Leo TRENTON, N.J. (AP) In 1942 Philip Kaplan, a trim, muscular MP slammed his jeep into a tree at Ft. Dix, NJ. Today 32 years and later Kaplan says he was cured by acupuncture. He told his story to a New Jersey legislative committee studying legalization of the controversial Oriental medical art. Kaplan, 57, said in an inter-1 view he has been plagued, with medical problems most of his life, from a bout with scarlet fever that blinded him at age six to the jeep accident that wracked him with pain and sent him in and out of hospitals throughout the country. Planned SUicide At one point, he says, he planned suicide. Today Kaplan, who couldn'l walk tor years, plays basket- ball and is a part-time cor'res- i pondent for a newspaper in the Philippines. He also runs the Acupuncture Information Center here. "Alter I ran that jeep into a Iree back in 1942, the army doctors taped my back for two he recalls. "When the tape came off Igot back pains so they transferred me to a military hospital on Long Island, where they diagnosed gall bladder trouble." Gall bladder surgery was performed at a hospital on Governor's Island, N.Y., and after this didn't help the doc- tors began to tell him he was "psychoneurotic imagining things." After that I said "no more army doctors, and I went to an osteopath and then a neurologist. The neurologist also told me it was all in my mind. That I has having severe hallucinations." Right Leg In 19H5, Kaplan lost control of his right leg. "I couldn't even gel out of Kaplan said. "My wife had lo help me. I went- to Temple university hospital in Philadelphia and they treated me for gout. 1 was fine for a while but one day I doubled up in my backyard." Kaplan returned to the hos- pital and the doctors put him in a back brace and arm and rib crutches. Kaplan says he then underwent spinal surgery that corrected his right leg.. But then the left one failed. They put him in a body cast and sent him home. "For three weeks in the body cast I almost went out of my he said. "I even had to sleep in the thing." Spinal Operation After that it was one hospital afler another. Kaplan went back to Temple and underwent an exploratory spinal opera- tion. After that he was put in traction for six weeks. In July 1968 at the Mayn Clinic a doctor told him his "walking days were coming to an end. I didn't give a damn as long as that pain would go away." In November of that year he went into the leg and body cast for six more weeks. "In March of 1969, I was nearly driven to Kaplan said. "I took six sleep- ing pills in my hand, called my wife and told her 'Honey, I'm going to end it all'." But his wife talked him out of suicide. All Came Back Later that year Kaplan went back to the Mayo Clinic for a spine fusion operation, followed by five months in a leg and body cast. "After the cast came off, I walked around like Franken- stein for a Kaplan said. "And all the problems with my left leg came back." In 1972, Kaplan entered a local hospital. "Two doctors came to me and told me they wanted to cut the nerves in both my Kaplan said. "I called the Mayo Clinic and they advised me against it." At a hospital in New York he underwent surgery to deaden his spinal nerves. But this sur- gery was in vain. Cost In July of 1972, Kaplan recalls, he was sitting on a Engineer Cites Rich Oil Fields Off China Coast HOUSTON (UPI) The ocean floor off China may lie Ihe most promising nil field in Ihe world, according to a Mas- sachusetts Institute of Tech- nology engineer, but il is ap- parently off bounds In American firms. Jan-Olaf Wlllums of MIT told the Sixth Annual Offshore Technology Conference that the Chinese continental shelf lias probable reserves of 211 billion barrels 3 percent of Die world's lolal. lie said current production was believed to be barrels a day and should reach one million barrels later Ihis year, lie said China uses coal for 86 percent of ils energy needs, and thus its petroleum requirements are low. Wlllums said Ihe govern- ment has increased Its exploration and purchased more offshore rigs recently, bill "several null Western jiliitemeiils during Ihe month of February seem to Indicate Ihe wish for n slronger emphasis on Indigenous Chinese ef. furls." Another nri'n considered 11 fionlH'i1 nil cvplunitlon cnmpiiiilOH the Arctic was IKS one of Ihu most hazardous regions by a Canadian engineer in another meeting. John G. Gulhrie of Calgary, Alia., snid that companies have not provided employes with the safest equipment and trans- portation available in the Arc- tic. "Most sea-ice exploration in dale has been conducted with camps and vehicles that cannot ho said, "a factor that bears heavily on Ihe minds of men." Ciiitlirio recommended use of vehicles with low-pressure wide tires which would not sink if the ice broke. He said Ihe equipment Is more expensive and thus has mil been implemented by cost-conscious companies. "In effect, our industry has asked and continues lo ask our field personnel to work in this hiiznrdnus area without the benefit of Ihe safest equipment Hint Is available lie said. dressing table at the New York Acupuncture Center thinking: "All of a .sudden a Chinese doctor is taking my pulse and I'm thinking he's going to tell me I'm nuts. I felt like taking a swing at him." But after six acupuncture treatments the pain was gone, Kaplan says. During the years of his ordeal, he had run up hospital bills totaling about The acupuncture treatment cost him Kaplan appeared to be in good health as he carried his crutches and brace for the senators to see at the hearing. He held them up, and later walked freely from the chamber. S.R. Drug Numbers To report a violation: Michael Dooley 377-8081 If you need help: Foundation II... 362-21 74 (X p.m. ID midnight) The secretary (if labor ap- peared In take only rueful comfort in the thought that the economists were figuring out Ihe answers. "I was not or- dained with all their ability and he said, "hut I find that I can get in trouble on my own without having them help me." Obviously, the time has came for all good men and women to respond to Brendan's plea and come to the aid of their country by providing an answer to the following essay question: What Is to be done about Inflation? Here is the situation: The administration's price-wage controls have collapsed, and Brennun says they should not lie revived. But he also says: "We must find some other way. I am concerned, and the President is concerned, to find some type of program to help us." Speaking for himself, Bren- nan'adviscd the unions to show "restraint and common and he offered the same advice to management. But, asked a reporter, what was the secretary of labor telling his own wife to do about inflation? "Don't Buy" "1 tell Bronnan said, "don't buy it. We'll just have to do without. Either buy a suit and don't eat, or cat and don't buy a suit." Is there a message here for all Americans? How would the clothing industry react to this solution? How about the farmers? The problem in solving the modern inflation problem is that it'must be solved within the constraint of not putting masses of people out of work. Many economists contend that the problem of trading off less inflation for more unemployment reflects the inherent rigidities, immobili- tics and monopoly elements in a modern industrial economy dominated by big corpora- tions, big labor unions and big government. Which general approach do you prefer: (A) To make all parts of the economic system more flexible and competitive, or (B) To devise a better means of planning and guiding the economy to keep supply in particular sectors and over-all in line with demand? Does the economy also need a long-range "incomes policy" a means of relating the in- comes received by workers, managers, fanners, investors and others to the real potential output of the economy, in order to prevent inflation and assure high employment? Manpower Programs Does the government need to develop specific manpower programs, and function, when necessary, as an "employer of last to reduce reliance on excessive aggregate spend- ing as a means of eliminating unemployment? No democratic industrial na- The Hoover Dialmatic Automatic Power Drive makes cleaning effortless Big disposable bag con- cealed inside compartment Bag fill indicator Automatic Rug Adjustment with full floating nozzle Full Suction Power Control Famous Hoover Triple Action. It Beats, As It Sweeps, As it Cleans. 134.95 Regularly 159.95 If s Great in Shags! Housowaros, Downtown and Ltndalo Plaza Killians tion, including the United States, the Scandinavian coun- tries, Britain or France, has yet found a [wlitittdly accepta- ble and economically efficient solution to '.he problem of simultaneously achieving price stability and full employment on a continuing basis. Is the problem inherent in the capi- talist system? Have the Com- munist countries really done any better? The increasing Involvement of individual countries In the world economy further complicates the job of finding solutions at Ihe national level. And this problem is inten- sified by the worldwide desire for economic growth, which puts increasing pressure on the world's limited resources. So what should we do? This is an open question. Mail your answers to Secy. P Brennan, Department of Labor, Washington. First Nobel in Economics. Second One week in Washington. Third prize: Two weeks in Washington. Smitten with Mitten Sentence LOS ANGELES (Ul'l) Walter C. Stanley, who has a record of convictions for picking pockets that goes back 20 years, was sentenced in superior court Tuesday, for his latest such offense, to one year in jail and five years' probation on the condition that he wear mittens whenever he is in public. __________ Cool and breezy sportswear for "funshine" flings! Tops and Jamaica Shorts what is a KILLIAN BONUS? A WEEKLY SERIES OF SENSA-. IIONAL VALUES PLANNED IN COOPERATION WITH ONLY THE BEST OF MANUFACTURERS. EACH BONUS ITEM WEE1S OUR RISID STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND WILL BE SOLD AT LOW- BONUS PRICES ONLY. WHILE SPECIAL QUANTITIES LAST. EACH REGULARLY 6.00 EACH Solid colored pull-on style shorts to pair up with contrasting tops in prints, stripes, dots or checks and solids. Sleeveless or short sleeve tops have various necklines. All pieces are washable. Shorts, 10-20. Tops, small-x large. Codar Rapids; Aisle Bar, Downtown Street Floor and l.lndalo Plaia Iowa Cltyi Mall Shopping Center on Six at Sycamore   

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