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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 Tne Ltmomuue monamy, 13, Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Please settle a disagreement between a friend and me. I say that if a person shaves or removes hair with a depilatory then the hair doesn't grow back in a greater amount or darker in color. I think that it only looks darker because it hasn't been bleached by the sun yet and that is why it looks darker. Dear Reader The number ot hairs depends entirely on the number of active hair follicles within the skin. The lollicle is like the root to a blade of grass. You can cut the top oft and the root will allow more grass, or hair, to grow right back The stub of hair is tougher, and a shaved area will give that bristle feel to touch If you ever walked over some cut grass stubble or stubble trom a wheat field you can see how tough it is too at the base. The shaving doesn't make the hair tougher, it just leaves the tougher stubble. Cutting off or even pulling out the hair still leaves an active follicle, and the hair will return just as it was, no darker and in no greater quantity The only way to solve the problem is to remove the follicle This is what electrolysis does. Using an electrical needle the hair lollicle is destroyed It usually takes several treatments to (jet all the hair follicles because some of them have not sprouted their next hair at the time of one procedure and can't be located. By repeated procedures, in time all the hair follicles can be destroyed, and hence no more hair. Dear Dr. Lamb I have lhalassemia Cooley's Mediterranean anemia I believe it is a form of leukemia I am 59 vears old I'm so tired constantly. It gets progressively worse. I know there is research going Is there anything at all that can relieve this terrible tired feeling I do have so much work that needs to be done. So, constant rest is out of the question. I go around feeling so tired that at times I'm like a zombie. Dear Reader You may well have thalassemia, but I doubt you have Cooley's Mediterranean anemia. That particular type of anemia is usually confined to young children. Most likely you have another variant of the thalassemia type of anemias. The thalassemias are all abnormalities in the formation of hemoglobin which is associated with varying degrees of anemia Depending on the severity of the problem, the liver and spleen may be enlarged, and there may even be jaundice. Since you don't mention these things, I would assume you do not have that severe a form. Probably your fatigue is related to an anemia. Your doctor would most certainly know with a simple blood test. He may be able to control vour anemia with medicines. I do want to assure you that what you have is not leukemia, nor is it cancer. It is an inherited condition affecting the hemoglobin or iron containing pigment within the red blood cells. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on low blood sugar, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Blood Sugar" booklet. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES II. GOREN c chicm BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. 1 East-West vulner- able, as South you hold: 4954 OAJ73 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass Pass 1 4 Pass Whal is your response? diamond Even tho you aie a passed hand and have 12 points m high no more drastic arlion should be contem plated You arc Ain't open in spades, and unless, partner can hid again >ou ,iie not missing anything Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 4AQJ7 OQ 443 The bidding has proceeded. East South Wrsl North Pass i Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass 4 Pass What do you bid now? A spades Whenever possible, you should avoid bid- ding three no trump un un- balanced The mere fact that aj] four arc protected is not the criterion for placing the ronl'.irt in no trump ou need communication, be- tween the hands, and a source of tricks Onb if partner converts to three no trump himself would we find this coinr act acceptable. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4? AQ5 KI0987652 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 NT 2 Pass What action do you take? Partner has expressed no desire to have ymi enler the auction I'nloss North is highly uidiscrpet, he has a reliable .ipade suit, and this .supposition li strengthened bv the fact that East could not double. A bid of three diamonds has no real fu- ture and could let the cat loose among the canaries Q. 4 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: A.IS Vfi532 09743 4982 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 2 A Pass 2 NT Pass 3 Pass What do you bid now? spades. Partner's bid is absolutely forcing, and we are faced with a choice of unpleasant alternatives Three no trump can be ruled out, so we are left with raising partner's second suit with three low trumps or giving a false preference with a double- ton honor The latter Is the lesser evi] Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4Q879AJ103 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 1 NT What action do you take? 1 should double for pen- alties Partner need not aland for thf double If his hand is un- siiitc-d defensively However, even if parlner has a mediocre 13 points, your 9 brines your side's assets to 22, more than your op- ponents can muster Jn addition, your three tens enhance the value of your nand Q. 6 Partner opens with two diamonds and you hold: 10954 What do you respond? diamonds Obviously, you intend playing the hand in lam In order to lay the founda- lon for the bidding campaign. ou should first set the trump uit Hearts can be bid at a tor stage Who knows, partner might even he able to introduce hearts at his next turn Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded: North East South West i r 3 What action do you take? hearts It is true that vou are rather weak for a free hid at this level, but partner should realise that you arc bid- rung under pressure and make allowances If you pass now. vour side might be frozen out of the auction on a hand that be- longs to you. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: KQJ972 092 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 V Pass 2 Pass 2 V Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 A Pass What do you bid now? hearts This is pref- erable to returning to four spades. You have already in- formed partner that you hold four spades, and you should al- low for the possibility that he might not have a genuine spade suit and simply made a con- venient forcing bid. If partner's spades were on the level and he cannot stand hearts, he can re- vert to four spades. Your horoscope Tuesday, April Your birthday today: Diversity without, simplicity within mark the orientation of your coming year's work program. It's bound to be a very busy year in nearly all respects. Nothing adjusted once stays in line, needs further regulating. Relationships tend to quiet satisfaction. Today's natives have a deep intense emotional nature, often abrupt manners, usually are preoccupied with precise scientific procedures. ARIES (March 21-Aprll Forces released yesterday arrive today with surprising repercussions. Marital and romantic situations are difficult, may include lingering opposition. TAURUS (April 20-May Instead of assuming all background figures are the same, check up on them. Surface appearances are quiet, with strong turbulence yet to emerge be wary! GEMINI (May 21-June Strive towards individual perfection today, let others do likewise. A good job of listening can save endless rounds of discussion, misunderstanding later. CANCER (June 2l-July Unexpected quirks of cirumstances aren't all inconvenient some are golden opportunities for learning. Postpone major new ventures. LEO Your tact and courtesy are your greatest assets in this complex morning which phases swiftly into relative calm, with none of the early moves open to correction. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept All issues are urgent today. Old endeavors no longer producing results and new ones which haven't yet brought any aren't to be treated the same. LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct While making up your mind, resistance develops. You needn't choose either to avoid or to cater to it; stay by what's good for you in the long run. SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov People tend to be aloof, but. determined. Authorities of all sorts seem to be stricter in their duties. Apple-polishing won't help. SAGITTARIUS (Nov ZZ-Dec Stage a series of delaying actions, then say "no." Be alert to the needs of your loved ones, express your deeper feelings in clear terms. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan Try to keep your plans free of tricky details. Friends aren't going bail you out until you've just about got things in order on your own resources. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb Let travels be minimal, close range, and by the simplest methods, shortest routes. Nobody's going to keep up with you today; wait a bit for those you love. PISCES (Feb 19-March Important people are tied up with their own problems, so you may as well look after your own. Expect changes of pace and mood, a variety of unusual chores. 1974, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE Ask Andy ELEPHANT TEETH Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Judith Hampton, age 14, of Swannanoa, North Carolina, for her question: Does an elephant have teeth? An elephant has a couple of the largest teeth in the world. They are, of course, his handsome ivory tusks. The tusk of the African elephant has been known to measure 11 feet, 5Vz inches and weigh 226Vz pounds. That surely is a record breaking tooth. And it is not the whole story. An elephant has other teeth in his mouth, each with its own rather remarkable life story. We tend to forget that an elephant's tusks are really overgrown incisor teeth. Among Indian elephants, only the male has this pair of tusky teeth, growing down from his upper jaw. When young, they were tipped with enamel. In later years, the mighty tusks may measure eight feet, nine inches, and weigh about 160 pounds apiece. Jumbo is a strict vegetarian and though he enjoys tender green foliage, he must be able to chew tough fibrous plant food. For this diet, he needs no canine tearing teeth but he does need some tough chewers. And during his lifetime, he wears out 24 remarkably sturdy molars six on each side of his upper and lower jaws. His mighty molars are made of up-and-down plates of Fun with figures Susan slipped the bill into her purse. "It's more than I she said. "But that's the way things are these days." "It would have cost still more if we'd waited another replied her husband. "But it would have been less if there'd been three times as many cents, and only a third the number of dollars." What was the amount? Thanks for an idea to S. J. Eden, Cromer, England. (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer Ted's number, 8263. dentine, with flat, ridged tops of enamel. They are separated from each other by wads of cement. But strange to say, his 24 chewing teeth are never all on the job at the same time. Early in life, he depends on those nearest the front of each jaw. With years of tough chewing, these teeth wear down and finally fall out. Meantime, the teeth toward the rear are moving forward, slowly forward. As a front tooth falls out, the one behind it is right there to take over its duties. As the chewing and. chomping years go by, the second and third, fourth and fifth teeth are lost from wear and tear. Finally the old elephant is left with only one tooth in each upper and lower jaw. When he loses one of the final four, he can chew only on one side of his mouth. Naturally this reduces his ability to eat and the poor old fellow begins to feel the burden of his years. When he loses a last tooth from both sides of his mouth, his days are numbered. For an elephant can live only as long as his teeth. The Indian elephant can expect to reach the age of 70, the African elephant, Who tends to dine on tougher food, is usually finished by the age of 50. The female African elephant has tusks, though smaller ones than the male. Once in a while, an elephant appears with four tusks. Actually they are two pairs of super teeth growing from the two incisor sockets. Elephants have been known to have four or six of these abnormal tusks. One elephant had seven growing from one socket all of them super sized incisor teeth. Questions by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1074) NOT VERY CLEVER The stegosaurus, a prehistoric reptile which stood eight feet tall and measured 30 feet in length, had a brain the size of a plum. It roamed widely across the Northern Hemisphere 150 million years ago. KEEP 60IN6... 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