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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 26, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr Lamb How does one soothe an irritated duodenal ulcer before after having a couple of' glasses of wine' A typical answer would be not to drink, correct1 I arn not an alcoholic but whenever my stomach is upset and when I have a before and after dinner wine, then mv duodenum starts acting up Then it quiets down and doesn t bother me for awhile I'm 61 retired troubled with the ulcer for the past 10 years otf and on Five years ago I had a heart attack I don t smoke blood pressure is 0 K my weight is normal and supposedly I m in good health Of course I don t drink whiskev but m> doctor allows me to have dinner wines such as a sauterne and port or sherry as an after-dinner drink If this vice which is the only one I have left, is injurious to my health then I suppose 111 have to give it up But I would appreciate your answer Dear Reader You are right The correct answer is not to dnnk at all Alcohol is very hard on the digestive tract and will as have found out bring on ulcer pains It will stimulate the formation of excess acid pepsin juice and I think you should quit There is just as much alcohol in a glass of wine as a can of beer or a cocktail with a Jigger of whiskev rum or gin If for any reason you must take a nip or alreadj have then I think you should immediately take one of the antacid preparations and continue to take them for the next several hours This might help minimize the bad effects of i.he acid pepsin juice in this situation I m not recommending this as the proper course since I think alcohol does oiher things to the stomach that you should avoid like dissolving the protective coating of mucus over the stomach lining that protects the stomach cells from digestive action For more information about ulcers write to me in care of this newspaper P 0 Box 1551 Radio Station, New York N Y 10019 and ask for the booklet on ulcers Enclose 50 cents to cover costs Dear Dr Lamb I am writing you to clear up an argument mv husband and I are having I read in an article where sex would either make vou lose weight or gain weight, and my husband says this is the dumbest thing he's ever heard, so I decided to ask you Is it true that sex causes weight gain or loss9 If so, what causes this9 Dear Reader One enthusiast did report in a popular women's magazine that a good way to lose weight was to make love He suggested it instead of eating a nighttime snack The phrase he used was 'reach for your mate instead of a plate Well anything that results in eating fewer calories helps keep the weight down And, sex is also exercise but I'm afraid the amount of calories the enthusiast credited it with burning was a bit exaggerated like many things often are in regards to sex So, the decrease in calories and the exercise both tend to cause you to lose weight but don t expect miracles unless it results in your eating a lot less calories The only way you gain weight from sex is in the event that it results in pregnancy and I guess I don't need to explain that 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 ulcers, send 50 cents to the same and ask for "Ulcers" booklet Flashback Guernica traditional seat of Basque culture was devastated by German and Italian aircraft 37 years ago today in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War It was the first mass bomber raid ever made on a civilian communitv First reports of the raid were denounced by Roman Catholic authontes as Communist propaganda 1942 World's worst mine disaster as killed in Honkeido Colliery Manchuna 1925 Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany 1923 Albert Duke of York later King George VI married Elizabeth Bowes 1785 American ornithologist John James Audubon was born Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN 6 TIM CMcm Both vulnerable South deals NORTH A 1097 day wears on LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct Sorting out relationships is accomplished more easily now, but you needn't assume that because you like various people thev will like each other SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov Be open for unfamiliar experience willing to explore possibilities of co-operation Venturesome enterprises offer much SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec Financial moves come readily to you now Property can be transferred neatly Spending should be held down to favor adding to your reserves CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan A day for personal politicking to set straight your ties with loves ones, family, your neighbors Beyond these, all relationships assume lesser importance AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb Do whatever will bring progress and emotio-nal reward in your current enterprises It's a long weekend, so pause occasionally for review and rest PISCES (Feb 19-March In this easier day be alert and ready to make the best of everything An early burst of energy has to last for the entire day, so don't rush too fast 1974 The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy MOSS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Ruth Weber age 11 of St Louis, Missouri, for her question How can moss grow on bare rocks9 The mini-mosses need moisture lots of moisture, and most of them grow m damp shady woods A few types manage to survive on bare rocks, sometimes in dry desert regions Or so it seems However more often than not what looks like a moss plant growing on a bare rock turns out to be something else Chances are it is a little lichen The modest little mosses have no true roots and no internal systems for transporting moisture from cell to cell Like all plants they must have moisture, but because of their limitations they must absorb it directly from the air and soil Most of them live among the shady foliage of larger plants, where silvery raindrops from yesterday s shower are stored in secret crevices and moisture from the morning dew lingers in the air When we use a hand lens or some other lens that magnifies up to ten times, the hundreds of different mosses remind us of rich velvet carpets, clusters of dehcate ferns and mini-pine forests A few do adjust to drier surroundings For example, the wire rock moss thrives on a surface of bare rock The rock orchard moss often grows on slopes where stony outcroppings poke through the soil If you examine these surroundings with care you see that these mosses are anchored in rocky cracks and crevices where moisture tends to collect and linger If what seems to be a moss plant is growing on a bare dry rock right out in the blazing noonday sun, chances are it is a lichen A lichen has its own remarkable system to cope with lite on the surface of a bare rock The system is called symbiosis, which means living by sharing Actually, each amazing little lichen is two simple plants living together as one One of the partners is a green or a blue-green alga of the waterweed family The other is a pasty pale fungus of the mushroom family The pasty fungus has no green chlorophyll to manufacture its own food from air water and sunlight But the spongy pockets among its tangled threads make it an excellent storer of moisture The colored alga, of course, has chlorophyll to manufacture plant food To perform this miracle it shares moisture from the spongy fungus And the partners have a very complex system for sharing the alga s plant food From time to time, showers dew drops drench even the desert rocks The lichen partnership is built to store this moisture for days and even weeks By swapping and sharing food and moisture, it can survive and thrive on the surface of a bald bare rock In most cases, the various lichens are flatter than the mosses A few are green or geenish grey but many are tinted with pastel pinks and blue and some are golden yellow Some of the lichen partners look like little buttons some are delicate rosettes and many look like dainty designs painted on the rocks by artistic pixies 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) Fun with figures Sam scribbled something on his partner's scratch pad "There's a 6-digit number for you, he said "What can you make of it'" "You mean a puzzle, eh'" Bill chuckled, jotting down some figures "Okay, it's five more than three times what you get if you switch its two halves, that's the first three digits and the last three What was the number' (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer CRASH was 84329 sA RESEARCH HAS PROvEKJ DOGPATCH SHOULD BE A I NATIONAL SHRINE-AND VI AM' WE GlTS TO LIVE IM IT, HUH X2S-MOONE CAM klVft IN A NATIONAL SHftlKJE." PERSONAULV SEE THAT VOUR, HOMES ARE I HAVE TO 5TANP OUT HERE ALL WC DON'T I IF I CAN TAKE JAKE OF A FEU) WHILE I'M OUT HERE, I CAN PlCli UP 50ME EXTRA MONEV TEAM OWNERS HATE TJ THBK PICK V? SOME EXTRA MOMEf.' r SHORT MBS ITS A COB- WEB STACK' THATS NOT A HAYSTACK' "WE WITCH is DOING HER SPRiNQ CLEANING' HI AND LOIS COAAE ON I READ THAT PEOPLE WILL BUY ELECTRIC APPLIANCES THIS YEAR. BUGS BUNNY I WANT A CAR THATS VEWV ECONOMICAL ON GAS NL DOESNT HOWEVER I THINK I GOT WHAT YEK UX-K1N' PER. STEP THIS WAY' YOU'RE A WEAL D COURSE THERE'LL AN EXTRA CHARGE cec BLONOIE COULD YOU LET ME, HAVE TEN DOLLARS FOR UUNCH-? YOU GOTTA 3E KIDDING I DOW T EVENJ SPEMD TEN DOLLARS FOR MY OWN LUNCH '1 CAN I HELP IT IF MY FAVORITE DISH IS OYSTERS f ROCKE FELLER ARCHIE COAAE IN AMD PUT THIS BLANKET AROUND YOU AND STAND OVER THERE ON THE REGISTER ON SECOND THOUGHT MAYBE YOU'D BETTER STAND THERE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE THE CAPITALS OF AMP GOME, HOME BEETLE BAILEY X WONPER WMAT WE'LL BE FACED WITH1 NEXT? TUMBLEWEEDS OKPON'T WORRY! I'M NOT COMING- UP AFTER YOU! I HAPPEN TO BE A I.APY, MY, ANP AIAPY POESNt CUMP A MERE ;