Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 19, 1074 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Could you, in your column, name some of the top cancer clinics in the United States? Which ones are doing the most progressive work in dissolving tumors or causing regression? Also, why are doctors so reluctant to discuss diet with cancer sufferers? I realize the complications because of the many types and locations, and yet I feel food is so important to health Many days of misery and precious pounds lost are the price we pay for a poor choice when left to our own trial and error method. It seems to me that every aspect of an ill body should be treated with equal importance Dear Reader As a generalization, any of the many outstanding university medical centers are up-to- date in knowledge of treatment of cancer. Some have more and better equipment than others, depending in part on how generous the state and federal gov ;rnments have been in providing sufficient funds Two of the major centers for cancer problems are the M D Anderson Hospital in Houston and the Sloan Kettermg Institute in New York. I'll have to agree about the problems of diet. It seems to get lost in many medical situations unless it has a direct bearing on the illness, as in diabetes. I'm sorry not to be able to give you a blanket rule, because, as you have stated, it is quite different for different problems. It makes a lot of difference whether it is cancer of the prostate, or cancer of the liver, or of the stomach. I'll go even further and say food is not only important in all forms of illness, but just as important in those apparently well so that they will have a better chance to stay that way Dear Dr. Lamb I am diabetic, taking daily insulin. What is your medical opinion on dietetic foods such as cookies and candies, jello, etc. prepared for sugar restricted diets' I have heard different theories and would like to hear what you have to say Dear Reader For many diabetics they are great. Of course, you know the one rule you must follow is to stay on a fairly consistent diet when you are taking insulin. You can't take a few calories one day and a lot of calories the next day. It does make some difference what the special dietetic foods contain. Some cookies, for example, are high in fats, and some even in saturated fats. In recent years the thinking has shifted to limit the amount of fat, and particularly saturated fat, in the diets of diabetics. The reason is to try to prevent heart and vascular disease This problem is fairly common as a complication of diabetes. Also flour and starch are converted in the digestive tract to glucose sugar. So for some diabetics the starch- type foods might need to be limited. I see their one big advantage as a way to provide some goodies for people with a sweet tooth who would otherwise not be able to use any at all Many of these products are also useful for anyone who needs to restrict his calories and still wants to satisfy his sweet tooth now and then. The low fat salad dressings are also a help. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "You know that teaser we did about two ladders and the walls on opposite sides of a narrow said Joe. "Each ladder went from the foot of one wall to somewhere up the other wall." Don smiled "Sure. We were told the ladder lengths and the height of the point where they crossed." "Well, I just figured out another puzzle like it, with Kalotan declared Joe. "One ladder 119 kells long The top of the other is 42 kells up its wall, and they cross at a height of 30 kells. How long's the other ladder'" You try' (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer. BIKINIS was 3828589 Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1174, Tto Chluw TritaM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4Q105 V A863Z 0 J92 109 WEST EAST A J9863 10 5 VKJ74 065 0 A43 7642 SOUTH 4 AK4 0 K Q 10 8 7 A83 The bidding- South West North East 1 0 Pass 1 V Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ten of Declarer allowed the ca- nary on the roof to distract him from the sparrow in the kitchen, with the result that he went down a trick on a hand that should have been made South considered that his wealth of intermediate cards and his good five-card dia- mond suit made his hand too strong for an opening bid of one no trump. He elected to treat his hand as being worth 19 points, and showed his strength by opening one diamond and then rebidding two no trump. North had just enough to go on to game. West was faced with a choice of unattractive leads. A spade looked safe enough, but it was unlikely to accom- plish anything for the de- fense. Even if long cards LTL could be established in the suit, West had no entry. Somewhat desperately, he decided to try to find values in his partner's hand, and attacked with the ten of hearts. Declarer saw a chance for an extra trick in the heart suit, so he played low from dummy. East won the king and shifted to the king of clubs, and declarer's cause was lost. Sooner or later East would have to get in with the ace of diamonds, and in due course the defenders would score a trick in each red suit and three clubs for down one Declarer lost the hand at trick one thru one of the most common errors in to count his tricks. He did not need a sec- ond heart trick for his con- tract, for he could come to nine tricks via three spades, four diamonds and the aces of hearts and clubs. Further- more, on the ten of hearts lead, there was no way the defenders could win four tricks in the heart suit, for dummy's eight would be a stopper. But it was impera- tive that declarer prevent the defenders from winning a heart and switching their attack to his weak spot the ace of dia- monds had been forced out All declarer had to do was win the ace of hearts at trick one and concede a trick to the-ace of diamonds. He would then come to nine tricks before the defenders could establish their five Your horoscope SATURDAY, APRIL tt Your birthday today: The Sun enters Taurus today at a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (the time is different in other years.) For both late Aries natives and early Taureans, the coming year is one of intense experience and expression, dramatic in personal terms. Changes made this year are permanent as a rule Get rid of old troublesome habits. Today's natives: Aries is highly idealistic, visionary; Taurus has a keen approach to organization, the arts. ARIES (March Zl-April So much has been left over for the weekend that various plans conflict Everybody has his own idea and is enthusiastically waiuting to promote it. TAURUS (April ZO-May Don't exert yourself beyond your usual Saturday habits. If you are delayed in keeping an appointment, which is likely, avoid detours and abrupt changes of direction. GEMINI (May Teamwork is noisy but effective today, so pitch in to do your full share despite distraction. Creative endeavors thrive, some projects come to essential perfection CANCER (June 21-July Work tends to encroach on time you had expected to spend on personal projects. The sooner you get it straight, the more likely you can smooth things out LEO (July 23-Aug. You're just as well off staying put, unless you do have some definite place to be, with a sound commitment made in advance. In any case, avoid haste and waste. VIRGO (Aug. Avoid making any promises until very late in the day, and then only for the near future. Give plenty of consideration to home and loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. Personal hopes suffer a letdown, you encounter very slow going as nobody is inclined to cooperate beyond amenities. Find some creative endeavor. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Speak up where others need to know your objectives. Whatever time you take from your vocation to attend personal welfare, health care, is well spent. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Today is an exercise in being tolerant of close friends and their ideas, but not for joining their financial schemes. Romantic attraction seems hindered. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Complete neglected or interrupted negotiations early. It's a day that fluctuates, has many puzzling phases. You can discover a great deal. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. With all the best intentions and the greatest of deliberation, results are yet mixed and doubtful. Avoid extreme action or an invitation to quarrel. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Relationships at all levels must be seen as works of personal art. Whims are strong and can raise havoc with your short-range finances. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy BIRD OF PARADISE Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Pat Berry, age 13, of Duluth, Minnesota, for her question: Where is the bird of paradise found? There was a time when people believed that these beauteous birds did not belong on the planet earth. Surely, they said, such feathery finery must be on loan from the heavenly realm of Paradise. We still call them birds of paradise, but now know that they are natives of the far side of the globe. There are 43 species, each more beautiful than his brethren. Though their family name Paradisaeidae suggests that they belong in Paradise, most of them are at home in the jungles of New Guinea. Several others live on neighboring islands and four species are found on the forested slopes of northeastern Australia. Without a doubt, the assorted birds of paradise are the most gorgeous members of the bird world. It comes as a letdown to learn that their ancestors resembled the common crow and that in some species the females are plain-Jane type birds In most species, the feathery finery belongs to the male birds. And their main occupation is parading and displaying themselves to attract the admiring females. Basically, these show-offs are dark, crow-type birds enhanced by lavish tufts of feathers in vivid rainbow colors. In most species, the adornment is an elaborate fan or spray of gorgeous tail feathers. Some wear bright delicate crests along their backs and one species, no larger than seven inches, has a couple of 18-inch plumes streaming back from his little head. Europe knew nothing of these birds until 1522 when one of Ferdinand Magellan's ships brought back a gift of their plumage for the king of Spain. Soon hundreds, then thousands of their skins were being imported from the East Indies, some of them to enhance hats for humans However, the jungles of New Guinea were wild regions populated by fierce, head- hunting natives. Few visitors to these lands ever returned. Natives prepared and exported the feathered skins of their beauteous birds. To do so, they removed the legs of the birds and this is what mystified the people of Europe. They assumed that these unearthly birds needed no legs because they flew eternally in the lofty atmosphere between earth and paradise. They embellished this impossible story with an even more fantastic notion of the bird's family life. The female, they said, lays her eggs and nests in the gorgeous feathers on the back of the male. Together they soar aloft and the young, you guessed it, are hatched and raised in Paradise. Of course, this fanciful story has nothing to do with the real life style of the birds of paradise. A few, a very few, observers have braved the New Guinea jungles and managed to study the home life of several species Naturally they build nests in the trees and in some species both parents help' to raise their glamorous youngsters. But it seems that the males of the most splendid species are too busy displaying their plumage to pay any attention to the nesting chores. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1974) Flashback Fire raged through downtown Toronto causing more than million damage 70 years ago today in 1904. The worst fire in the city's history began on a windy night in a warehouse and flames spread quickly. Within a few hours almost the entire wholesale factory area of the city was ablaze. After the wind changed direction, the fire was brought under control. 1M Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco were married. 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