Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 1, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 01, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 The Cedar lianlds (iazettc: TUPS., Oct. 1071 Big George! Virgil Partch Sylvia By Sylvia Porter N'KW YOKK During the throe days of August preceding tin1 resignation nf former President Nixon a step that was widely expected to trigger Second of a series a major stoek market rally American investors did indeed line up in unprecedented numbers to buy securities. But they were purchasing notes is- "Kamty, perhaps k'acher would prefer ire tea or root hcc-r ot for Better Health No One Knows What Causes Hiccups Cases By Dr. S.L. Andclman tfvoryone has a cure for hic- cups. But many of the cures seem as pointless as the spasm itself. We know what occurs when you get a hiccup but we don't know why. A hiccup results when there is a spasm or in- voluntary movement of the diaphragm, the muscular par- tition thai separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. Because mo.-ement of the diaphragm is one 01 the im- portant actions by which we breathe, the spasm of hiccup causes us to inspire, or draw in air. This is followed by Ihe closing of the glottis, the open- ing between the vocal cords. This shuts off the air suddenly and produces the typical "hie" of hiccups. Diaphragm The diaphragm is controlled by the right and left phrenic nerves but no one knows why I hey send impulses to produce an apparently useless jerk. You've all heard Ihe folk ways of treating hiccups. They work sometimes and don't others. One of the best cures is to breathe in and out into a paper bag for several minutes, perhaps as long as five. This increases the carbon dioxide in the air inhaled. The carbon dioxide often slops the spasm. A doctor may also ad- minister the gas in a mask in his office. Don't use a plastic bag if you do and yon cover both the mouth and nose, you risk asphyxiation. A brown paper bag is much safer. A sudden distraction of the person hiccuping often stops the spasm. Others stop when they get very involved in a conversation. Remedies Holding one's breath, sip- ping cold water a few drops al a lime, or eating a spoonful of granulated sugar works for Home people. Ice placed against the neck is another of Ihe hundreds of home remedies often suggested to stop hic- cups. No doubt Ihe allilude of Ihc person hiccuping has much In do with slopping simple hic- cups. If you should develop pcrsis- lenl hiccups that just won't respond to any of these remedies, sec your doctor. Dr. Andelman Persistent singultus, as it's called, may be a symptom of many different disorders, including those of the intes- tines, kidney, heart, lungs and nervous system. First Stamp The British Penny Black, the world's first adhesive postage stamp, was first is- sued in Pets' Taxi i CHARLOTTE. N. Former truck driver Bob Wal- ton switched from a tractor trailer rig to a panel truck in April to start his own pe( taxi service. Walton got the idea for the service more than a year ago when his wife complained about having to take time off from her job to take the couple's seven pets to the veterinarian. He sent questionnaires lo local veterinarians, kennel owners and pet groomers asking if there was need for a pet service and the response was "75 percent favorable." "The service is new and as far as we know it's ihc only one in the said Walton, who operates ihe business out of his resilience. "I'm now getting about five or six calls a day." Walton will pick up a pet and take it anywhere in the county for one way ana will make a round trip the same day for To supplement his income from PETS (Pel Efficient Transport Walton removes Ihe various cages from his van and delivers morning and afternoon news- paper routes. Walton also makes frequent sued by the li. S, treasury, and the market of 8 months' of lowest level in Dow averages drop many apparent As they waited for that of of (urn into minuses. outside Ihe Federal duration, saw mm Bank building in the many ways, this has drop 13 percent; skyrocketing, a develop- Street area each planning worst stock market 1957, only 3 months in iiBkiHwvmqi invest at least in the Ihe catastrophic crash saw Dow averages drop for S. issues the stock almost a and that of 1980, of individual investor market funds and cer- began its anticipated Hundreds of solid duration, saw to the stock of indebtedness, al- and prices soared at Ihe New York Slock Kxchange lost 80 to 90 percent of their value: the blue chips drop 17 percent. The Bear market, of the inflation picture begins to as juicy returns on issues of Ihe U. S. treasury itself. blocks religion stocks) duration, saw is merely a sampling of By the third day. though, a dreadful 40 percent drop 27 percent; NYSE. is "still reasons why. buying of slocks had just since January, only a month and a there are still 30 million out. The rally sagged, depth, even (he duration, saw Dow The wild fluctuations who directly own died. I'ri.'cs started lo of stocks of 30 of 11 pecent; that of prices spurred first loday. Also hurt are all greatest months' duration, saw madness of Iheir Starts the 1973-74 break to be the worst since the pre-World war II period. In duration, this average shows the current crack-up also to be the drop 25 percent; that of of 8 months' dura-lion, saw Dow averages drop l.'i percent. As for the two most institutional investors and intensified by their "herd" tendency to buy and sell together have frightened iind disillusioned many are more millions 'who are indirectly affected through their slakes in pension funds, college endowment funds, even jobs in companies suffering markets, that of Inslead erosion in the valite of J C7 1 Y 8 long distance trips for customers who waul lo give Iheir pets special figures tell the tale more dramatically than any words and mind you, Ihe average drastically minimizes Ihe real-life losses suffered was 18 monlhs in dura-lion, saw Dow averages drop 38 percent, while the current Bear market, from 1973 lo date, so far 20 months in duration, force, the institutions have become a major destabilizing faclor in Ihe securi-lies markets. (3) The grim problems securities. Too many of us are involved for this to be someone else's worry. Wall Street's disaster now endangers us all. of averages drop our own economy The Crisis of Capital. I ve taken a dog to of the olher and made a trip lo Miami 1929-32 Bear inarkel, nations hardly constitute delher a said months' duration, saw So to invest future Many Wear who charges 25 cents per drop 89 percent; so horrible a basically is what gir1 TTITEnrM on long distance 1937-38, of 13 months' the I i ia saw Dow averages drop The virulence of The surge in More Comfort His van. which and that of 19H8-42, inflation now has knnu- ;i ilrnmri1 IIiCHiyc can resembles vehicles used by months' duration, saw Ihe very survival of extremely FASTKKTII l'i viler ili-liuin-s ;i lini r. sli-iiilii-r local ambulance service, drop 41 system is comparison with the I.I. Vim fi'i'l vi rli.l.li- available on a 24-hour basis 1946 Bear market, only the prime factor. slocks. You can gel 11 lo iniiri' naturally. W (H-L FASTKKTH D'cnlun Ailln-sivi- he says most of his calls in duration, saw profit statement on shorl-lerm, Id-iHuri's that 1 arc I'.-'scn- not emergency in drop 23 percent; it seems today; when riskless investments In hcaltli. Seo yi ur iluntint miularly. Middle Class Affair .SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Watcrbeds are shedding their far-out image and floating their way into tile bedrooms of middle America, manufacturers say. But for customers who expect something more from a waterbed than a good night's sleep, the industry still offers plenty of gimmicks, including a new canopy frame with overhead mirrors (hat retails for The mirror model, plus a new walc.rc.rib and hospital wa- terbcd. all were on display al the Second Annual Watcrhwl Trade show here. It was a chance for wholesalers to show off the current state of what they say is a fast-growing SSII-million-a-year business. Prices ranged from to and most models came equipped with a heater and frame. "The Haterbed image is definitely changing it's no longer a said Robert C. Miller, vice-president and general manager of Safeway Products, a Middlctown, Conn., firm that makes electronic equipment, airplane deieers. and since 1971 walerbed heaters. "Al first. Ihe typical watcrbed showed ii young couple half-clad under a leopard Miller said. ".Now it's something for the whole family." Miller said one million families bought watorhods in 1973. Safeway's brochure, entitled "The Waterbed: A Family Affair." features a cover photo of a mother and father with three children and the family cat all snuggled on a waterbed. "We're becoming Middle American. We're encroaching on a vast new said Bruce Macdonald. marketing direc- tor for the wholesale firm of Water and Air Elements of Los Angeles, which claims a 211 percent share of the national market with sales of jusl under million lasl year. Said Sieve Logris, head of Woodstock Furniture Manufac- turing Co. in Long Beach, Calif., which makes Ihe mirrored waterbed: "It's the new look, the new concept.These Ihmgs jack up your sex life lor sure! but it's not just for newlyweds. it's older people who are getting into them." (WEDNESDAY) State Senators Michael Blonin and Tom Riloy, candidates for Conrjcoss (2nd will appear at Cor; Collerje Cherry Auditorium al m Vou to'inny your que.st'ons and participate along with area newsmen and host Dean Bon) in this special IEBN video-tape oresentation. Watch for rail W2S> this Thursday night at KDINTVll KIINTV Receive a handsome 1 8 karat gold-plated car key and key ring ABSOLUTELY FREE just for finding out how you can reduce in- terest charges with a new People's Interest- Saver Loan. Peoples' Interest-Saver is different from other installment loans because you only pay interest for the exact number of days you borrow the money. 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