Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD TuMdiy, 3, Lamb M.D. Dear Or. Lamb For the past two years I have had severe leg cramps, calf and thigh, mostly at night, but sometimes during the day. About two years ago I had a prostate gland operation. My prostate was about the size of a grapefruit but no tumor. I take 200 ing. quinine cap- sules every eight hours or Quinamm tablets at bedtime, but relief from the leg cramps is only slight. I exercise my toes, feet and legs by flexing, twisting, bending, rubbing, etc. I'm 61 and have severe pulmonary emphysema and chronic bronchitis. I don't smoke. Do you have any com- ments on my condition or ways to correct it? Dear Reader The medicines you are taking are often prescribed for leg cramps. I presume you have had a careful examination of the circulation in your legs. In your age group, and sometimes younger, leg cramps can be caused by inadequate circulation. This can happen because there is a blockage in the large arteries in the pelvis or upper thigh. If the arteries below this are are open, a vascular surgeon can simply put in a graft of a tube or hose like synthetic material and detour the blood around the blocked area. In some cases the arteries are severely blocked all the way to the toes and then there is nothing to detour to, because the arteries are like a dead end street. But, if you can make a detour, the opera- tion is usually very successful. If you don't have a problem that can be corrected then there are two other things I would suggest. Be sure you get plenty of calcium. A quart of milk a day should meet your needs, and with your history I would prefer it be skim milk to avoid excess fat. Also your diet should be a low fat, low cholesterol diet and low enough in calories to pre- vent obesity. If you smoked I would of course tell you that you should quit at once. Body temperature varies from the head to the toes. The feet tend to be considerably cooler than the face. At night the circulation' slows down and since the feet and legs are farthest from the heart, they cool the most. Cool muscles are more inclined -to cramp. Many readers have written in to tell me about the good results they obtained from us- ing warm socks. Don't use a heating pad or something like that to warm your feet as it may get too hot while you are asleep and bum you. With poor circulation, if that is your problem, that would cause youx serious dif- ficulties. Let me know how you get along. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Losing Weight" booklet. Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF Tribune .Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AJ7 993 4QJ1096 WEST EAST 54 10963 108 4KQJ92 4K842 45 SOUTH VAJ5 A65 The bidding: South West North East INT Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening King of V. It is all very well to have command of the various technical plays that are re- quired for good bridge. How- ever, these will not be of much use to you if you don't understand when to apply them. Like Victor Borge's father, you may be inventing "the cure for which there is no Three no trump was, in every respect, an admirable contract. South was ab- solutely maximum for his opening bid, so he had no qualms about accepting North's invitation to game. Unfortunately, he went a- stray in the play of the hand. West led the king of hearts and East followed with the deuce. Considering the heart suit in isolation. South made what was the correct technical play when he held up the ace. Had West continued with another heart, declarer would have Your horoscope ByJMMMMft Pun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a par- ticular but different digit. Some one seems to need wheels, but what's the value of the HOSS? SON SON NO HOSS Thanks for an idea-to N. R. McKay, Welland, Ontario. (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: 65 miles to Tolly as the crow flies. WEDNESDAY Your birthday today: Spon- taneous upward movement is frequent in your career as self improvement programs take hold. A fresh start doesn't mean a return to an earlier point; simply begin where you are with what you have, and acquire new resources to fit your new direction. Relationships tend to drift. Today's natives are usually fond of physical sports, good at practical arts. ARIES (March 21-April The lighter side of life takes more of your attention today; romance is emphasized. Resist taking an easy way out. Gambling is no solution to any problem. TAURUS (April 20-May Fluent co operation comes from all but the one you most need it from patience! Displays of temperament are fine up to a point. Diversion gives you a change of mood. GEMINI (May 21-June An old acquaintance pops up with an intriguing story. It takes close friends and family to help you get off the ground. Be realistic! CANCER (June 21-July Concentrate on your work today. Ask for a reasonable increase in pay or com- missions. Speculation loses out on all fronts in today's reckoning. LEO (July 23-Aug. Your interest in unfamiliar surroundings, novel situations and people you don't fully un- derstand leads you to differ with long time associates. Negotiate your way patiently. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. made two tricks in the suit. However, West noticed his partner's discouraging deuce and promptly shifted to the ten of diamonds. East over- took with the jack, and now declarer began to realize the predicament he had placed himself in. With the king of clubs in the East hand, the contract was safe. However, if West held the king of clubs and South won the ace of dia- monds, West would return another diamond when he got in, and even three did mond tricks wo'uld suffice to beat the hand. Thus, he had to hold up the ace of dia- monds, and he would have come to no harm had East continued the suit. Unfortunately, the de- fense was relentless. East reverted to hearts. West captured the jack with the queen and cleared the suit. When he won the king of clubs, he cashed two more hearts for a two-trick set. South went wrong at the very first trick when he held up the ace of hearts. His side's diamond weakness was more of a threat than the hearts, for he would be finessing clubs into the safe hand. See what happens if declarer wins the first trick, crosses to the jack of spades and takes the club finesse. Even if West holds up the king, the club position shows up on the second lead of the suit. Declarer wins the act and continues clubs until West takes the king. West cannot continue hearts, for declarer's jack is a second stopper. When he shitts to diamonds, declarer grabs the acet enters dummy with the ace of spades and makes ten tricks four in each black suit and the two red aces. Now is a good time to make static assets available. Relationships only seem com- plex because you're seeing some things for the first time. Enjoy subtle changes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Friends are available and can make contacts for you, but have expensive tastes and ex- pectations. Press forward with current projects; im- prove your earning power. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Don't let your impatience spoil things. Everything worth having is hard to get. Take stock in evening, see where you are and what you have to work with. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Skip the cloak and dagger stuff. Be tolerant of somebody with an adverse opinion. Romantic ventures thrive and have further reper- cussions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. You find many silent benefactors to recruit. It's up to you to present reasonable prospects that will prove successful. Romantic es- periences are full and rewar- ding. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Personal projects meet co operative response while sales or other business en- counters resistance. Revise your schedules. Later hours call for diplomacy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Formal approval comes easier. Present your bids, entries or petitions early Avoid an onslaught of hasty words. There's much more to correspondence that it seems. Ask Andy ASPARAGUS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Alexa Grisvard, age 12, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for her question. How long does it take to grow edible asparagus? That drab looking dirt in the back yard is full of promises. It can, with your help, yield a summer's worth of gorgeous, good tasting vegetables, plus some to put by for the winter. You need to buy less food, leaving more for the unlucky folks who have tc get theirs from the market, and even a small garden has room for a row of asparagus. The rules for growing plants are set down by Mother Nature. Generally the toughest rules yield the greatest rewards. For ex- ample, it takes three years to grow asparagus from seeds to the edible stage, after which you can go on helping yourself for 15 years or more. And those generous roots produce more and fatter cuttings as they grow older There is an artful dodge to give you edible asparagus in a year or so. But the seeds are cheaper and one package should produce enough mature plants to yield 30 pounds of the delicious vegetable each year. You can sow them outdoors in early spring. But it is quicker and more fun to fix a flat of loose soil and raise the seedlings in a warmish room. It helps to empty the seeds into warm water. Let it cool, drain and repeat several times. Spread the seeds thin and cover with an inch or so of dirt Keep the surface moist enough to prevent dryness and practice your patience skills for a while. In a few weeks, the little seedlings will have sprouted tufts of ferny greenery. You may hate to do this, but weed out the weaker ones so that 100 or so sturdy seedlings have room to grow. Come spring, you can set your flat of greenery out- doors. Soon their thriving roots will need room to spread, and it's time to prepare their permanent I'M (TPF TO THE SKATIN6 COMPETITION LUCK, SIR I'M IMPRESS THE THEY'RE PR06AW.V ALL SOOP WKte AREN'T OF MM PON'T KNOW MOW TO 5KATE AT ALU..CJHICH SOMETHING I'VE NEVER UNP6ESTOOP... ON ORDER TO S NFLATIQN, GOING TO e HAKP ID OOU.6CT, SIRE. THE UlOIW 15 FILLEPWITH" JNMARRIEP MARRIA66 COlNSEIC HAVEA630PTRIP! ZT 1HAT WILL PUT MOST OF OUR MlPftE-CLASSSERP JO5 PERCENT BRACKET. HI AND LOtS ABOUT WHAT TIME DID I DIDN'T DISTURB SET IN VOU LAST ----1 r-c, POP? home. Select a sunny spot with good drainage and dig a trench a foot wide and a foot deep. Spade in a rich mixture of compost and topsoil, rotted manure and some sand. Use your gentlest fingers to transplant your seedlings, spread their roots and tuck an inch of soil under their greenery. The roots will fists of stringing fingers and come fall the green tops will die down. The next spring, cut the dry tops and remove them Soon the roots will sprout skinny green spears but it's better to let them grow to ferny greenery. That way, the roots will be rich enough to produce plump, edi- ble asparagus the following year. Now for that ariful dodge to get edible asparagus in a year or so. You can buy a batch of 2-year-old plants from a nursery. The bare roots are ready to be planted in the spring. If you cut a few thin- nish spears to eat, make sure you cut them all. Then let the greenery grow through the summer and expect a good crop the following year. 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