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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 10 Consumers Want to Know by MARGARET SPADER Director of Consumer Affairs National Association of Manufacturers I've noticed washing instruc- tions on leather clothes in some stores. How come leather is washable now? A new tannin~ process a]- lows leather to retain its soft- ness and prevents shrinking after washing. However, all leather clothes are not wash- able. Before buying and washing leather, read the la- bel for washability and wash- ing inztruetions. Why don't manufacturers standardize directions for the use of fabric softeners? Formulas for these prod- ucts are so varied that direc- tions for their use must be tailored to fit the product. Basically there are two types of fabric softeners: one type is added in the rinse cycle; a newer type can be used in either the wash or rinse cy- cle. It is very important not to add other agents such as bluing, water conditioner, etc. when using products formu- lated to use with the rinse cycle. That's why it's impos- sible for manufacturers to standardize directions for fabric softeners as well as many consumer products on the market today. SUPERINTENDENT DO YOU WANT AS SUPERINTENDENT: 1) A serious, conservative, individual who will hear all sides, then make a decision and get the job done? 2) One who will not deceive you about school matters? 3) One who will not take credit for the achievements of others? 4) One who believes that every student from Darlington to Villa Tasso, and from Point Washington to Clear Springs, deserves the best education Walton County can offer? 5) One who will offer you the most sensible and exciting school program this county ever had? 6) One who believes the school system should not be bent and twisted into a little personal political empire? one. COUNTY DEMOCRAT Voters DUE TO THE SHORTNESS OF TIME and the area of our county it will be impossible to see all of the voters. ~ I WOULD LIKE AT THIS TIME to extend a friendly hand shake to all and earnestly ask for your support and your vote on September 12. OUT OF THE SEVEN CANDIDATES running for Sheriff, there is only one who is qualified to be your next Sheriff. There are six of them who has not worked or had direct connec- tions with any law enforcement in this county in the past 15 years. THE OTHER CANDIDATE, Joel T. Afford, has all of his experience, training and school- Ing in the past 15 years as Chief Deputy Sheriff and investigator under the following Sheriffs: Curtis IL Miller, Howard "Andy" Anderson, M. &"Doff' DaffinandCletus Andrews. JOEL T. ALFORD was also Chief of Police in DeFuniak Springs for 3 terms. JOEL T. ALFORD is familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriffs office. He knows the problems law enforcement and the people of Walton County are faced with today. GIVE JOEL T. ALFORD a chance to fight all of these problems for you. Go to the polls on September 12 and vote for him. Talk for him now, THANK YOU THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, SE ALCOHOL CAN AFFECT THE HEART A chronic alcoholic, with all the problems this term implies, may be inviting still another misfortune, heart disease. The heart has been found to be ad- versely affected by excessive alcohol in three ways. While this does not mean that all of the chronic alcoholics in Alabama will find themselves heart patients, it does mean that many of them will be affected with heart pro- blesm. It is not widely recog- nized that alcohol can affect the heart; it is much better known that alcoholism is responsible for a number of other disease states -- psychiatric disorders, for example, or affections of the brain and nerves, or cirrhosis of the liver. Vitamin Deficiency The first way alcoholism af- fects the heart is that it may lead to malnutrition and de- ficiency of vitamins, particu- larly Vitamin B-l. In this dis- order, the heart is enlarged and shows evidence of impaired function, although the volume of blood it pumps is above normal. This so-called "high-output heart failure" responds drama- tically to the administration of Vitamin B-I, although certain abnormalities maly persist. Di- agnosis is established by speci- fic blood tests, including one for a blood enzyme called trans- ketolase. A second way in which al- coholism affects the heart is the production of so-called cardio- myopathy, or "heart muscle disease." In this condition there is enlargement and failure of the heart, together with dis- turbances of heart rhythm. Ex- amination of hearts showing this disease show degenerative changes, and the special technique of electron miscro- WHO I(N0WS . 1. Nar/w t,r|c :,av: '~ ~:r..t woman Admiral, Equinox'~ 3. When and wh,~re was the first :iai ~:: newspaper pubii:~hed? 4. Are 2>" r,~iden,_'y ruJe~ 5)r voting ~he ,%ame in all states9 5. What is an u.nemomet~r' 6. Name the smaIle,~t knowE bird. 7. To what art does choreo- graphy refer'~ 8. What is a zircon? 9. Define the word bizarre. 10.On what sea is Nome, Alaska. situated? Answers to Who bows I. Arlene Bertha Duerk, di- rector of the Navy Nurse Corps. 2. September 22, 5:33 p.m. 3. September 21. 1784. in Philadelphia. 4. No, many states vary in the length of time a per- son must reside in the state, county and pre- cinct. 5. An instrumen' :'"'.ich measures the speed of the wind. 6. The Hummingbird, 7. The art of dancing or ar- ranging dances. 8. A semi-precious stone. 9. Odd, ~.xtravagant or ec- centric in style or mode. 10.The Bering Sea. scopy has disclosed abnor- mal deposits within the heart muscle cells in some instances. Response to ordinary mea- sures of treatment is often dis- appointing, and maximum im- provement depends upon com- plete abstinence from alcohol. Liver-Related Problems The third way in which al- cohol impairs cardiac funtion is through changes that occur in the circulation as a result of cirr- hosis of the liver. A state of heart failure may be produced, and the amount of oxygen carried in arterial blood may be reduced. Since the liver detoxi- ties alcohol, liver disease in- creases the direct toxic effect of alcohol on the heart. And since the liver disease itself improves only with abstinence, the heart disease related to it requires the same measure Diagnosis of any of these heart diseases and the degree to which alcohol may be involved is often difficult because the patient almost invariably tends to minimize or deny his al- cohol consvmption. Thus, the relief of symptoms which might come with abstinence is often not achieved by the patient who may continue drinking (and de- nying it). In addition, there are indi- viduals with existing coronary disease who endanger them- selves unnecessarily by an ex- cessive consumption of alcohol when they are using nitroglycerine for relief of car- diac pain. This combination can result in a dangerous fall in blood pressure. Heart/Alcohol Research The exact mechanism by which alcohol produces these changes is uncertain. Many studies are in progress at pre- sent -- which hope to find an- swers to these complicated in- teractions. One such study on patients who consume large quantities of beer and who have a form of severe heart failure which is resistive to therapy suggests that substances pre- sent in very small amounts as a consequence of the brewing pro- cess may play a role in this type of heart disease. But this is far from certain. Another group of researchers have demonstrated that intravenous injections of alcohol alter metabolism of the heart. In spite of this intensive stu- dy by various I much remains to Heart disease holism and gravated by sumption of serious must be given isderation if solved. @ I UR ,ornrnlssio istri One I i in ,t starts right after you finish cutting the grass It grows again And no matter how beautiful your lawn, taking care of it means just plain hard work The new International Cadet 76 lawn tractor can help with those chores Priced just right- between the Cub Cadet lawn and garden tractors and the ridJng mowers, this little tractor cuts any lawn down to s~ze fast Other tH iawn ,.and garden tractors from 8 to 15 hp International Cc lawn and c Big 36 rotaw comes as standa equipment. optional attachm available. engine Three forward, one @ UI ue men Any way you cut it. NELSON AVENUE I)eFUNIAK SPRINGS FL0t~ P. O. BOX: 382 FLORALA, ALA PHONE 4-5102 IF NO ANSWER 7" WHY RENT: WHEN YOU CAN OWN YOUR OWN HOME FOR LESS THAN WHAT YOU ARE PAYING NOW. THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY APPROXI- MATELY ONE-HALF OF YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT UNDER THE 235 PRO- GRAM IF YOU ACT NOW! DIVORCES, WIDOWS, LARGE FA~.iLiES AND YOUNG COUPLE.~ ARE ELI- GIBLE TO QUALIFY. PAY $5~.00 DOWN AND $150.00 WHEN YOU MOVE 11'4 YOUR NEW HOME. HOMES ARE BRICK AND HAVE 1˝ BATH, WALL-TO-WALL CARPETS, PAVED DRIVEWAYS, BUILT-IN STOVES, CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT, AND MANY OTHER FINE FEATURES. WE HAVE FARMERS HOME LOAN, V.A., F.H.A., AND CONVENTIONAL lOANS TO OFFER.