Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids iiazette: Wed.. Nos. 27. 197-i
For Better Health
Hormone Injections Are Used In Some Quick Diet Schemes
joint that connects the thigh to the hack hone.
Don’t Hide Carving ‘Show’ in the Kitchen
It is. I must confess, a rather dubious distinction, hut since distinction of any kind is rather hard to come by, 1 11 claim it.
I have. I believe, the distinction of being the only butcher who has ever cut his finger carving a turkey on national television
It was a year ago. I had been invited to Los Angeles to demonstrate the proud and proper act of carving turkey on the Dinah Shore Show. I was fantastic. At least I was fantastic up to the point when Dinah said “Merle, you're fantastic! You make it look sn easy, but you go so fast I’m always afraid you’ll cut yourself'”
At just that point — I did It was just a nick and I doubt that most viewers even noticed. And I tucked the wounded thumb under a wing and continued unflinchingly — the show must go on Carving is a show, a performance, an art Unfortunately. it has become almost a lost art. Most turkeys are carved unceremoniously in the kitchen instead of “center stage” on the dining room table In hopes of getting more of you “into the act” this holiday season. I offer the following (but take your time — don’t cut yourself):
Let Turkey Rest
You will get off to a much better start if you let the turkey “rest” for about 20 minutes after it comes from the oven before carrying it on stage. You will need, in addition to the platter or carving board upon which the turkey makes its grand entrance, a smaller platter or board as well as a serving platter. It is impossible to play a great scene without the proper staging You will need, of course, a carving set. It doesn’t have to be a fancy one but the knife does need to be sharp If that fancy set you got as a wedding
Medal of Honor Winner Released
SANTA ROSE. Calif. (CPD — A young Congressional Medal of Honor holder con- I victed of dope dealing was . given probation by a judge who said, “He did more for his country in one day than most I people do in a lifetime Richard Allen Henry. 24. a former army sergeant in Vietnam, was arrested by undercover agents in October HL-I and called one of the major cocaine dealers in the arca.
Penry was decorated by President Nixon in 1971 for evacuating his 26-man unit. including 18 wounded men. after an enemy attack
gift doesn’t have a sharp knife. just use the fancy fork, and for the knife substitute a good sharp one from the kitchen. Remember, the play’s the thing.
Position the turkey in front of you so that the legs are pointing to your right. Before you begin, run the blade of the knife across the steel a few times. It probably doesn’t need it. but it’s a great way to b«*gin the act, a little like a drum roll.
Always carve first that side nearest the audience. Remember, this is “show biz” and the people want to see what you’re doing
I. First, remove the drumstick. Cut down between the thigh and the body and. with the fork, push the leg outward so you can find and sever the
2. Remove the drumstick to the smaller platter and separate the leg from the thigh Carve both into slices as uniform as possible, parallel to the bone
3. Next, make a horizontal “base” cut deep into the breast at the point where the wing is attached. Press down on the wing tip to find the joint and sever the wing. Remove to the smaller platter and divide into smaller portions at the joints.
4. Now comes the finale — carving the breast. Before beginning, you might want to give yourself another “drum roll.” so sharpen your already sharp knife one more time. Then, with the fork firmly planted to steady the bird, start carving the breast into thin slices, beginning about halfway up and carving down to the “base” cut made when you removed the wing.
(ane Only Enough
If you have your act together, the slices should fall neatly away from the bird. Arrange both light and dark meat, along with some of the stuffing if there is any, on the serving platter for passing to your guests.
Carve enough for. but only enough for, a single generous serving per person. Nothing is dryer than dry turkey and it keeps much better on the carcass. When more is needed, you’ll be called on for an encore.
(CoovOgSt Chronic** Pubinhing Co 1974)
By Dr. S.L. Andelman
The latest in the long series of quick-weight-loss schemes are so-called “fat clinics” which are using injections of a hormone extracted from the urine of pregnant women to help patients lose weight. The American Medical Assn (AMA) has urged a legal crackdown on the clinics
WIA scientists have traced the history of the hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (HUG), as a supposed reducing agent and found it wanting. HGG was first used for weight reduction 20 years ago in Rome, and “fat clinics” utilizing the HGG diet regimen have proliferated throughout the United States in recent years.
Fat people on the HGG program do lose pounds on the hormone, but they do so because they must follow a 500-calorie-a-dav diet.
In reducing clinics, daily injections of HGG are given six times a week for a total of 40 injections. At the same time the patient is held to a strict 500-calorie diet. The diet is deficient in protein, and protein malnutrition could result if the diet is maintained for the 42 to HO days that the treatment requires, researchers say.
Many of these clinics are franchised operations. All advertise that they are under
medical supervision, and doctors have been offered huge sums of money to affiliate with them
The clinics are large-volume operations in which the physician generally agrees to divide gross income equally with the lay operators. The fee structure varies, but can amount to as much as $700 for a treatment Some clinics also sell prepackaged 500-cal-orie diets.
Many medical people have strong reservations about the propriety of a doctor participating in these fat clinics, which often are actually run by laymen
Researchers say there’s no convincing evidence that HGG has any pharmacologic effect in weight reduction Advertised claims to the public that HGG can help you lose weight are a misrepresentation of the scientific facts. As in the past, the best way to lose weight is to see a doctor for a physical examination and a reducing diet. It’s safe and you can lose weight by sticking to the medical advice
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Dr. \ndflman welcomes letters outlining problems he may discuss in future columns. He regrets, however, he cannot personally answer mail Write to him in care of The Gazette.
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By Oswald & James Jacoby
When you have no real play to make your contract, you should fall back on giving your opponents a chance to misdefend This type of attack succeeds all too often, but it is far better to work out a play that will win against any defense.
South is going to make six spades if diamonds break 3-3 lf they don’t, he has two ways to try to get the man with long diamonds to discard down to just three. One is to run out seven trumps and hope. The other is to play a few rounds of trumps, duck a diamond, ruff the expected club return and once more — hope There is a better line of play
LAFF - A - DAY
Keener Returns To U.S. Prison
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“MORE bad news.”
Hotel Leased By Moons
DECORAH - Mr. and Mrs Clayton Moon, owners of the Hotel Winneshiek the last three years, have leased the hotel to Ray mond Haugen.
The Moons have moved to Phoenix where they will help care for a daughter who is ill.
The Winneshiek stands where the Claibourne Days, the area’s first settlers established a wayside mn. The location has served as a food and lodging location since 1849.
CHICAGO (UPI) — Former Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner. who appeared in U.S. tax court to defend a $73.(NMI tax deduction for a charitable contribution on his 1989 income tax return, was back in federal prison.
Kerner is serv ing three years in federal minimum security prison at Lexington, Ky . for his conviction for bribery conspiracy, perjury and income-tax evasion in connection with the race track stock scan
dal He was given a furlough to appear at the hearing before Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall.
Judge Hall said she would write an opinion sometime after March 28, 1975. when the last written arguments are due in from lawyers in the tax case
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At trick two you lead the deuce of diamonds from dummy and play your eight spot Then you ruff the expected club lead, play one trump; lead diamonds and get to ruff your last diamond because Fast started with four diamonds and two trumps
Note that if diamonds break 3-3 you don't have to lead the fourth diamond while if the man with two trumps ruffs the third diamond you go one down no matter how you play the hand._
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