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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 LETHBHIDUE HEHALU April Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My son was in the Air Force in Vietnam for approximately one year At the end of this time he became sick and was sent to a hospital in Japan He had some kind of infection in the lymph glands which was cleared up but the mam problem was with his left arm which kept going to sleep when held in a ceitain position After many, many tests it was diagnosed as Thoracic Outlet Suidromebilateral He was sent back to the States to a medical center where he went all through the same tests again He was told there that his top rib was very high and a vein was being pinched between his collarbone and top rib interfering with the circulation One doctor told him he should have it removed (the top and another told him it was something he could live with and he was sent back to duty He is now in the National Guard This condition still bothers him and I think he is worried that he has something more than he was told I would really appreciate your opinion on this matter Dear Reader It sounds to me as if vour son has had some pretty smart doctors Your description of the problem is a fairly typical one Sometimes a person has an extra rib, off the last neck vertebrae (a Cervical rib) that acts this way Soldiers were noted to have this problem when carrying a backpack The straps around the shoulders to the pack would pull the shoulders back under the weight of the pack This would pull the collarbone back compressing the arteries and sometimes the veins and nerves in this area Another way this can happen is for certain muscles in the neck to be pulled taut over an artery or nerve and cause problems in the arm Some people have obstructive compression from muscles or tendons in the arm The only way to define the problem and what is causing the obstruction is by careful examinations When the symptoms are marked or there are problems in the function of the hand or arm the obstruction can be relieved This eliminates the problem If the obstruction is not severe and the symptoms are not all that troublesome, then one can ignore the problem without surgery Incidentally, the surgery isn't all that difficult or dangerous It is a fairly simple procedure I m inclined to think, from the complete description you have made and what your son has been told, that neither he nor you have anything to worry about I'm confident he has been told a fairly complete story regarding his health Dear Dr. Lamb I read your piece about the man who used electricity to cure arthritis and you said it was no good I just wondered about using heating pads I have done that often Dear Reader That's a horse of a different color Heat, if used properly, will help to relax the muscles and prevent muscle spasm It is very useful It will not cure arthritis, but with a sore joint from osteoarthntis (the wear and tear kind) it can help give you relief Some of the soreness in wear and tear arthritis is from associated muscle soreness Of course, you should take sensible precautions and not burn yourself You might be interested in getting a copy of the book There's Help for that I wrote with LaRue Stone an arthritis sufferer for many years For your copy send one dollar, plus 25 cents postage and handling to Arthritis, in care of this newspaper P 0 Box 1551, Radio City Station New York NY 10019 Pun with figures By J A. H HUNTER We have 5668 for the game today One 8 one 5, and two 6 s Using all four each time but no other digits at all you form expressions for the consecutive numbers from one up Any arithmetical signs may be used but no summation or factorial symbols Don t forget regular and repeater decimals powers and roots (no extra digits) For example, 86 minus 5 equals 6 is a solution for 87 The limit without a break in continuity seems to be 102 I shall be glad to check solutions, and will send hints to help in future games if requested Yesterday s answer SNACK was 10273 (odd) Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H GOREN tc Tkt TnkuM North- South vulnerable South deals NORTH 4643 J62 0 542 AK87 WEST EAST Void 4 K 10 9 5 9 8 7 Q 10 5 4 3 0 AK987 063 Q 10 5 4 3 J 6 SOUTH 4k AQ J872 AK 0 Q J 10 92 The bidding South West North East t 20 Pass Pass Dble. Pass 3 4k Pass 4 4i Pass Pass Pass Opening lead King of 0 Generally, it is right to ruff with a low trump when partner gives you the oppor- tunity. However, do not make a fetish of times there is a better play available. Had his distribution been anything but North would have taken some action at his first turn Therefore, when South showed extra values with his reopening double, North felt fully justi- fied in jumping to three spades South naturally was not prepared to languish in a part score when there had to be a play for game West led the king of dia- monds, and continued with the ace and a low diamond East seized the opportunity to score a ruff with his low trump and the defenders had blown their chance to defeat the contract Declarer won the heart re- turn, entered dummy with a club and took the spade fin- esse West's failure to follow suit was now no tragedy, for declarer could reenter dum- my with the remaining club honor to repeat the trjmp finesse He picked up the king of trumps and claimed the rest of the tricks East should have realized that the pest chance to defeat the contract was to score two trump tricks, and that it might be fatal to reduce his trump length Instead of ruff- ing the third round of dia- monds, he would have done far better had he discarded a club. This seemingly innocuous play would shatter declarer's transportation to the dummy He could enter dummy once with a clob to take the trump finesse, but when West shows out, declarer would need a second finesse to limit his trump losers to one The only way to get to dummy to re- peat the finesse is in clubs, and East can now ruff his second club lead He still re- mains with K-10 of trumps, and must score a second trump trick to defeat the hand LI'L ABNER Your horoscope ly Jetne Dixon (JHAT ARE GONNA DO PRACTICE OUR THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Your birthday today: Undercurrents of ex- citement, buildup of motivation give your coming year an adventurous quality You wind up at many destinations you hadn't planned You may change your mind altogether about many relationships or goals, so it's just as well you don't force issues or try to make everything permanent as you go Today's natives are smooth in manner, usually do first too much then too little, sometimes prefer solitary pursuits ARIES (March 21-April Romantic ventures turn out to be largely something else What you had thought secret is revealed as not even confidential See to the protection of your loved ones TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Everybody wants to get into your act now just you stay out of theirs Earnings, or capability for earnings, should rise with even moderate diligence GEMINI (May 21-June Let complicated logic and problem solving remain with whatever business you're doing In all areas of daily living, tolerance is essential CANCER (June 21-July 22) Remember that machines do not care, or think Home and family concerns are amenable to changes, although loved ones may be oversensitive LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Be shy about volunteering advice until you are asked Needless to say few suggestions received really fit your special personal circumstances VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Your persuasive ability is strong you can sell well now Most offers of help lead to results you aren't apt to like, and no amount of discussion changes this much LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. An imaginative or ingenious approach, if vigorously pursued, brings personal projects ahead of expected progress Self-improvement programs yield good results SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Only you really know the extent of your resources and how you want them applied Suggestions from all sides run counter to your original plans SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Dealing with strangers and outsiders according to formal protocols is actually easier than facing your mate or regular associates today CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan Conditions indicate continued consideration of how people feel rather than what the material facts may be Routine produces beyond average AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb. When you encounter disagreement, at least you know that people really do care and are striving for some kind of adjustment Meet them halfway PISCES (Feb 19-March 10) Be satisifed with what you have while awaiting a favorite time for further investments or purchases Home and marital ventures forge ahead 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy PLANETS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kim John, age 11, of Sioux City, Iowa, for her question Which planet was discovered first' Our ancient ancestors spotted the planets ages and ages before they knew what they were For a long time they must have mistaken them for stars After all, unless we look very carefully even we can mistake a planet foi a star What s more, we still refer to the Morning Star and the Evening really are planets Maybe the first planet to be discovered was Venus or maybe it was Mars or Saturn It was hardly Mercury because this little planet is so close to the sun that it is rarely seen Certainly it was not Uranus or Neptune or little far away Pluto We know that it was not one of these three because we cannot see them without a telescope, which was not invented until around 1608 Many thousands of years ago, early astronomers began watching and checking the heavenly bodies as they moved over the sky They made charts that showed how the starry constellations change with the seasons year after year In time they noticed that a few bright starry objects do not fit into this heavenly parade They wander this way and that way against the orderly background of fixed stars These wanderers, of course, were the planets Four and then five of them were named way back before the dawn of nobody knows which one was discovered first For a long time, the early astronomers were confused by the planet we call Venus Sometimes it appeared as the Morning they named it Lucifer, which means light Sometimes it played the role of the Evening it was called Herperus, meaning the west In those days, people seemed to think that Venus was two different planet0 In any case, Mars and Jupiter and Saturn were named for gods that went out of style thousands of years ago Eventually the early astronomers named and recognized Mercury as a wandering planet At last they had discovered all the visible planets And so, matters stood until the year 1781 A D By this time, astronomers had fairly good telescopes for scanning the skies In 1781, the English astronomer William Herschel spotted an unknown wanderer in the constellation Gemini the Twins After some debate it was decided to name the newly discovered planet Uranus After this, astronomers began to suspect that perhaps there are other planets, which proved to be true Nepture was discovered in 1846 and little Pluto, the last of the family was discovered on January 31, 1930 So all we know for sure is that five of the planets were discovered thousands of years ago and three were discovered during the last 200 years We could have given more modern names to the late arrivals But astronomers decided to give similar names to the entire planet family So the last three also are named for ancient gods that went out of style long ages ago Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS April 24, 1974 Donald A Smith, a builder of the Canadian Pacific Railway and head of the Hudson's Bay Co was appointed Canadian high commissioner to Britain 78 years ago today in 1896 Smith who came to Canada aged 18 to work for Huson's Bay and spent 30 years in Labrador before becoming resident governor, was created Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal in 1897 1965 Revolt broke out in the Dominican Republic against the U S -backed government of President Donald Reid Cabral 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent married Angus Ogilvy 1916 A German heavy cruiser squadron bombarded Lowestoft 1908 A tornado killed 100 in Wayne County, Miss EV'RYBODV GOTTA LOOK S THAR HE SO LOVES US PORE KXKS IT'D BREAK HIS HEART TO SEE. 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