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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 11, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My hus- band is 56 and appears to be in good health. He is active physically and likes to hunt and fish. He is 5 foot -11 and weighs 175 pounds. We have always had a good marriage and have two daughters and one son, all grown and away from home. Now all at once he isn't able to have sex anymore. He tries but nothing happens, no response at all. What could be the problem? Do you suppose this means he has been having an affair with another woman? Or, does it mean he doesn't really care for me anymore? He is still loving and tries to make it up to me in other ways, but our sex life is non existent. I've tried to get him to see a doctor, but he says he feels fine and doesn't want to. What do you think? Dear Reader Impotence is a symptom not a diagnosis. Of course, he should see a doc- tor and find out what the symptom means. Many men are afraid to see a doctor about any problems related to sexual function. They seem to think this is too great a shame to share with someone else. So they suffer, often needlessly, in silence. So do their wives, many voicing or thinking the thoughts you express. I can't include all the causes of impotence here, but you can write to me at P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019 and ask for the booklet on impotence. Send 50 cents to cover costs. Impotence is often psy- chological. It may be related to factors the person is totally unaware of. It often requires professional help to solve these problems. Sometimes the whole thing is related to self confidence. A failure, even after an evening of too many cocktails, will be over emphasized and fear of failure takes over. When the man's confidence is restored, sometimes even with a useless medicine he has faith in, his capacity may return as if by magic. In other instances im- potence is an indication of il- lness. It can be a sign of un- recognized diabetes. In these problems the diabetes affects the nerves to the sexual organs and the normal mechanisms no longer work. Early control of diabetes probably helps to prevent this complication. There are now techniques, some experimental and others fairly well accepted, where selected patients can have a flexible splint implanted which helps a great deal for impotence from nerve in- volvement in diabetes or after surgery. They have no place in treatment of impotence from psychological causes. Impotence can be a symp- tom of circulation problems to the pelvic area. A careful ex- amination of the circulation may demonstrate the cause. Some types of surgery in selected patients will relieve the problems. A small number of problems are related to decreased output of male hor- mone. This usually involves a somewhat older man. Even so, about half of men 75 years or older are still potent, and there are medical records of men well over 100 who have remained completely potent in all respects. Encourage your husband to see a doctor. He is not at all unusual, and he needs to find out what the problem is and get the proper help. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Dec. 11, 1974 King Edward VIII ab- dicated 38 years ago today in 1936 after 11 months of a reign that had aroused high expectations. Edward, later the Duke of Windsor, gave up his throne to marry the American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. 1475 Pope Leo X born. 1848 Napoleon elected president of France. 1864 Florence designated as temporary capital of Italy. 1941 The United States declared war on Germany and Italy. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4 AJ43 A1052 WEST EAST 75 862 9643 VQJ852 K SOUTH KQ109 AK7 6 AK652 The bidding: South West North East 1 4 Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 4 NT Pass 5 Pass 7 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Queen of If you want to while away a pleasant hour or two read- ing about your favorite game, try "Bridge Brilliance Blunders" by our old friend, Richard A. Miller (Dow Jones, paperback Dick has been bridge editor of the "National Ob- server" for more than ten years, and in this book he has selected some 110 of the best columns to appear in that time. This hand is from the book. The bidding needs some explanation. North-South were using the Precision System, which is based on a strong, artificial one club opening bid. North's first two bids showed a hand of 8 points or more, with 4-4-4-1 shape and a singleton heart. When South discovered his partner held both missing aces as well as a club honor, as suggested by North's club raise, he elected to try for a grand slam in his 4-4 major suit. West led the queen of dia- monds, and declarer saw no problems in the play. He took the ace of diamonds, drew trumps in three rounds, and started on clubs. When West showed out, de- clarer was in trouble. He could discard a club from dummy on a high heart, but he had to ruff both a club and a heart loser on the table, and dummy had only one trump. As a result, he was down one. Declarer overlooked a simple precaution that would have permitted him to make his contract. He should draw only two rounds of trumps, take the ace of hearts and a heart ruff and then cash a high club. When West shows out but cannot ruff, declarer cashes both remaining high clubs ending in his hand, dis- cards a club from dummy on the king of hearts and ruffs a club. He gets back to his hand with a diamond ruff to draw the last trump and scores the established club for his thirteenth trick. What if a defender had ruffed the first club? In that case, declarer was going down anyway, so he would lose nothing. And if both de- fenders follow to the first club, declarer simply draws the outstanding trump and claims his grand slam. Your horoscope THURSDAY, DEC. 12 Your birthday today: You review progress and simplify your life wherever possible by dropping bad habits and ridding yourself of clutter and assorted concerns. Serious study, philosophy and medita- tion yield exceptional benefits in this quiet year of personal growth and earnest hard work. Today's natives are quick witted, orderly and logical. ARIES (March 21-April Don't aggrandize advice in order to justify ambitious schemes. Seek a better program: concentrate on creative enterprises. TAURUS (April 20-May Personal efforts succeed despite doubts about money. Leave yourself free to move in a separate direction from that of friends. A good question yields many answers later. GEMINI (May 21-June You suffer a low point in business luck. Be twice as careful with details, and avoid getting swept into speculation. A diplomatic approach pays off. CANCER (June 21-July You come up against an awkward moment today. It's better to suffer embarrass- ment in correcting an error than to let it stand and generate further mistakes. LEO (July 23-Aug. You find an idle moment to pursue pleasure in areas other than job or career. Romantic moods arise and may lead to extravagance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. If you have faith in your own ability, you can .afford to let others have the spotlight and learn from their mistakes. Appeal to reason in any crisis situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Finances require exceptional care. Pay attention to cost and quality. Complex con- ditions increase mis- calculations. Keep transac- tions simple. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. You acquire useful news. Con- sider it fully before you take advantage of it. Temptations to gamble are strong. Express your feelings; reassure loved ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Those who know and care for you are out of touch or unlikely to be helpful. A fresh viewpoint provides un- comfortable but priceless guidance. Avoid speculation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Keep your business out in the open and don't become identified with anything secret. Evening hours promise lively social moves, surprises. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. You wander into strange paths and actions, perhaps ad- ditional expense. Think what you are saying to prevent mis- understanding. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Let business and career plans ride for the time being. Keep your duties to a bare minimum and word everything succinctly. NOT SINCE THEY TOOK MM Ml' SHOVEL! .PI66IN6 IN SOMEPCW5 6AKDEN I HAVEN T PONE ANfTHlNc- THAT IN H'EARS... THE D06 LIVE5 IN THc NEXT SLOCK 6or HI.M56LP IN SHORT MBS THOSE RUSTLERS SHERIFF, Y HURRY BUT I've GOT A PLAN THOSE RUSTLERS 9TBIXK TOO SMART TO FALL VOL) MUST BET A6AIN LAST NI6HT. GOT ON, DEPUTY. HEAD OF STEER. Ask Andy CHROMIUM Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Sandy Gino, age 13, of Philadelphia, Pa., for her question: Does chromium have many uses? A thin coat of chromium metal is used to protect bumpers and automobile parts from rusty corrosion. And, just for fun, it glints like shiny silver in the sun. Other forms of chromium work behind the scenes to improve other metals, to create paints and polishes, leathers and photographs and furnace linings. And just for fun it takes time from its chores to add the color to a couple of precious gems. Chromium in its pure form is not found in the earth's crust, possibly because Mother Nature regards it as too useful to be left lying around. However, it is there in large quantities, though dis- guised with iron and oxygen in a mineral ore called chromite. When separated, the silvery metal rates as a chemical element made from atoms that are all alike. This hard, handsome metal resists rusty corrosion, which is why we see it on auto parts and metal appliances. A thin coating is enough to do a protective job. This is for- tunate because the glamorous metal is very difficult to shape. A thin coat is added, atom by atom, by the process of electroplating. Chromium is not so temperamental about working with other metals. When alloyed, or mixed with steel, it SHOW EVA'S BODY BUENOS AIRES (AP) The body of Eva Peron, back home after 19 years, went on display Tuesday in an open casket next to the coffin of her husband, the late president Juan Peron. Eva Peron died of cancer in 1952. Isabel, Peron's third wife, ordered the return of Eva's body from Spain where it had been since 1971. Peron died July 1 of a heart attack and Isabel be- came president. creates tough armor plating for ships. Chromium steel is tough enough to make ball bearings and other heavy duty machine parts. When these alloys contain 10% to 18% of chromium, they are tough, rustproof stainless steels. Most of its useful chores are done behind the scenes when chromium forms chemical compounds with other sub- stances. Certain chromium compounds are used to fix, or make permanent, various dyes for the textile industry. A chromium and potassium compound is used to tan leather. Others form yellowish pigments used to make paints. An alloy of chromium and nickel forms a tough, heat resistant metal used in kitchen stoves and various heaters. Chromite, a form of natural chromium ore, is used to line furious furnaces. The name chromium was coined from an older word meaning color. This seemed logical because its compounds add colors to the artists' paint box. In nature, the fascinating element adds the green to precious emeralds and the red to the precious rubies. asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 70S, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter Charlie was checking his calendar. "What date is the staff dinner this he asked. "I must mark it." "Okay. Maybe you'll remember it replied Greg. "One fifth of all the days before it in the month will equal half the days after it." What date? (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: TURN was 1574. HI AND LOIS HOW OFTEN THESE DAVS YOU RMD THE GARBASE WRAPPED THE STOCK QUOTATIONS. BUGS BUNNY HURRY UP AN FINISH THAT SANDWICH SO WE C'N BACK T SORRY, SlRE, BUT I'M FAMISHED..... YA SHOULDN'T LET OUR. WORK INFLUENCE YATHAT BLONWE MR. DITHERS, I THINK THE Besr THWSS IN LIFE HAVE A prp-S-ARE FREE RAISE r> fi L NEVER FORGET PEAR BOY- MONEY IS THE ROOT OFALUEVIL i AMP REMEMBER, A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY _ EARNED IT'S LIKE WORKING FOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARCHIE IT SAFE- TO 1 WALK HOAAF THE PEOPLE F> AT HELD UP. AMD AAY UNCLE WAS HELD UP COMING HOME LAST NIGHT 'HOW AWFUL DID THEY FIND WHO J IT WAS TWO EIGHBORS! HE WOULD HAVE FALLEN DOWN IF THEY HADN'T.' HAGAR THE HORRIBLE HATE To SHOP WITH1 BEETLE BAILEY MEAK) LI'LAWfR TUMBLEWEEDS EXCEPT R7R- HMM- A STRONG ODOR OF BEOONIAS- NOTA IT LEADS AROUND THAT THIS THE CRIMIMALS BE? ARMED ff I'D BETTER CALL. FOR HELP.'.' OP 0LESS ;