driving down the street in a sweat because he had an
meeting and couldnt find a
parking place. Looking up to heaven he said,
Lord take pity on me. If you find me
aparking place I will go to Mass every
Sunday for the rest of me life and give
up me Irish Whiskey".
Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
Paddy looked up again and said,
"Never mind, I found one!"
A burglar broke into the house of a
Quaker in the middle of the night and started to rob it.
The Quaker heard the noise and went downstairs with his
When he found the burglar he pointed
his gun at him and said gently, "Friend, I mean thee
no harm, but thou standest where I am about to
My grandfather is hard of hearing. He
needs to read lips. I dont mind him reading lips,
but he uses one of those yellow highlighters.
Why doesnt Tarzan have a beard?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Texas Man Buys
J.H. Galbreath, of Lam Passas, Texas,
yesterday bought of Wm. McFall the property at the corner
of James and Macon streets, consisting of three lots and
a twelve room house. The deed was really made a week ago,
but it was not consummated until yesterday. The
consideration was $2,500.
The purchaser is the father of L.W.
Galbreath, of the North Main street racket store, who has
moved into it to reside. The former will return to Texas
in a day or two and will proceed to settle up his
business affairs there with a view to moving to Carthage
and occupying the newly purchased property along with his
son. It will probably take a year to do this, however.
The Light Guard orchestra went to
Lakeside to play for the "Mid-Summer Night"
dancing club of Joplin last evening.
New Mayor Sets Ground Rules.
To: City of Carthage Board
"I appreciate your
willingness to not only serve on the various City
boards, but to act as Chairman. During my years
as a councilman, I have been frustrated at the
frequency ofmeetings lacking a quorum to conduct
business. I certainly understand that sometimes
things come up requiring your committee members
to miss a meeting, but their acceptance as a
committee member is also a commitment to attend.
The City Charter states;
"A Councilman shall forfeit his office ifhe
(5) fails to attend three consecutive regular
meetings of the council without being excused by
the Council". Effective upon receipt of this
memo, this rule will apply to City Boards as
well. An absence will be considered unexcused if
the committee member misses a scheduled meeting
without notifying the Chair of the absence. The
third consecutive unexcused absence will result
in the committee member being replaced.
It is unfair for the rest of
the committee, the public who might be attending
and the media to go to the trouble to be at a
meeting that fails to have a quorum. When those
instances occur that because oflegitimate reasons
a member or members must be absent, the Chairman
should be notified in advance so the meeting may
be cancelled or rescheduled.
This will also apply to the
I would also like to see the
Board Committees elect a Chairman and vice
chairman annually; the responsibility ofthe vice
chairman will be to fill in for the excused
absence ofthe chairman, and to provide meeting
Thank you for your interest,
service and commitment.
J. Michael Harris Mayor,
City of Carthage"
I was reminded of a friend
a mine who was always poppin off some
Durin a National
Guard meetin the Captain was
tryin to get the moral up a little and
was preachin a little bout
takin some pride in the unit and not
just puttin in their time.
From the back of the room
came the comment, "Who cares about
Course the friend
didnt claim the comment at the time,
but it did break the tension a mite. The
irony is that the more ya preach about
apathy, the less anyone pays attention. I
suppose bein an example is still the
best lesson, but there seem ta be so few
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin
To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Low Sodium Level
Causes Many Symptoms
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can you
tell me about a low sodium level? My visiting
friend (from England) was refused embarkation on
his cruise because he was acting belligerent and
confused. The ships doctor sent him to a
hospital. He had scans, an EEG and numerous blood
and urine tests. Everything was normal except he
had low sodium. His insurance carrier sent a
doctor from England to accompany him on a flight
back to London. He has since seen his own doctor.
His sodium level has risen. What happened to him?
ANSWER: Sodium has many
functions. It keeps body fluids at the right
level. It maintains blood pressure. Its
essential for muscle contractions. It
participates in generating the heartbeat. It
carries a positive electric charge, so it
balances the negatively charged body substances.
A drop in blood sodium leads to
fatigue, nausea and weakness. If the level dips
farther, people become confused and dizzy. At
very low levels, they could have a seizure and
lapse into a coma.
Your friends doctor has
the task of finding out why your friends
sodium level fell. In quite a few instances, it
comes about from an inappropriate release of a
body hormone called ADH, antidiuretic hormone.
This hormone stops kidney urine production. The
result is too much water in the body. The extra
water dilutes sodium and produces a low reading.
Liver diseases, troubles with the adrenal glands
and a sluggish thyroid gland are other causes for
a lowering of blood sodium.
Restoring the bodys
sodium content is not too difficult. Tracking the
reason why it dropped is.
Has your friends mental
function normalized now that his sodium level has
returned to normal? If it has not, then his
doctor has to look for explanations of his
erratic behavior that have nothing to do with his
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