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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1973 Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB I am a 31-year old man and have a question for you. For the past four or live weeks I have had an upset stomach and nausea teeling Also abdominal pain on both the right and left sides. Sometimes the pain is well above the area of the appendix. There is no soreness in this area at all. In the past when I felt good and took a laxative I could feel a little pain in the area of the appen- dix. Could my trouble be DEAR READER It's un- likely that your problem is appendicits. it can be atypical and rarely present most confusing symptoms. but usually it is a lot different than you describe. Appendicitis usually begins with a nauseated feeling in the pit of the stomach above the umbiclicus. This is followed by pain and tenderness in the lower right side. It may be associated with lack of a re- cent bowel movement. The rest of the diagnosis is made on physical examination and laboratory tests. appendicitis does not cause generalized ab- dominal nor does it cause problems on both sides ol the abdomen. Although many people describe more than one ap- parent these are of short duration and the problem is limited to a few hours or at days It does not persist for weeks. I would suspect that you are having problems with your colon. The horse shoe shaped colon goes around the outside and top of the abdomen and is frequently the cause of abdominal discomfort. I would suggest you go see your physician He can tell if you have a tender colon by ex- amining your abdomen. DEAR DR. LAMB I was told recently the vitamin E pills I take .have a sex stimulant in them. I take them tor my complexion and am curious if this is true I am a ear-old married woman with a very healthy sex life anvway So. I can't tell if any stimulant exists DEAR READER You can't either blame or credit the vitamin E for your sex lite It is useful in animals who have a deficient diet to improve their sexual function to normal. It has no proved benefit or action of this sort in people. I receive a lot of hostile letters from people about vitamin E because I have dared to write the truth. A lot ot vitamins have different ac- tions in different species. It isn't too that man and animals react differently to vitamin E. You see a similar thing with vitamin C. The vitamin gurus are quick to point out that man is unique in not being able to manufacture vitamin C from ordinary car- bohydrates. Many animals can. We are unique in being susceptible to vitamin C while many animal species in the world are not. It would not do any good to give a lion vitamin C just because you can prove .that man has scurvy if he doesn't get it. So it is with vitamin E. it does a lot of good lor those animals who have a different type of metabolism than man. but man doesn't have the same requirement. One possible reason for this is our ability to substitute other chemicals for use in our body processes. In other man in this instance has the built-in protective device. In the case of vitamin C. most animals have built-in protec- tion and we don't. Send your questions to Dr. in care of this new- P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Dec. 1973 The American Congress passed an amendment to the constitution 108 years ago to- day in 1865 abolishing slavery in the United States. The victory of the Union over the Confederate States in the Civil War. which ended that vear. finally ended slavery in the country 1954 A crash of an Italian airliner at New York's Idlewild Airport took 26 lives. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN TIM TrlklM Both vulnerable. S o u t fa deals. NORTH Q J43 0 Q83 WEST EAST AJ10 4K986S4 OKJ9542 OA76 A9 SOUTH V A K 10 9 7 0 10 AK852 The South West North East 1 V Pass 2 V Pass 3 Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening Jack of 4 Few bridge writers have successfully managed to translate the bridge expert's thought processes into the written word. No one has managed the task better than two-time world champi- on Mike Lawrence in his first to Read Your Opponent's The Bridge Experts' Way to Lo- cate Missing High Lawrence sets out clearly and logically how an expert thinks when he be-' gins to play a and I know of few whose card play will not benefjt from a study of this book. It is a pity that an otherwise excellent work is marred by some shoddy proofreading. Today's hand is from the book. West leads the jack of covered by the queen and king and ducked. The spade continuation is won by the ace. Declarer must lose a spade and a dia- mond so to succeed at his contract he must limit his club losses to one trick. To do declarer must get some idea of the oppo- nents' distribution. From the opening de- clarer that East must have one of the dia- mond for with both the ace and king West would surely have led the king. De- clarer draws two rounds of trumps with the queen and noting that East shows out. West fails to follow to a third which is ruffed in dummy. East is marked with six spades and a singleton heart. Declarer cannot afford to get a complete count of the hand by ruffing two dia- for that would run him out of trumps. from the knowledge he has' West is more likely to hold the ace of clubs than East. With a six-card a the ace of clubs and either the ace or king of East would proba- bly have overcalled two spades. the only way for de- clarer to hold his club losers to one is to hope West's ace of clubs is guarded only once. declarer enters his hand with a trump and leads a club to the queen. When that he returns a club and ducks in his hand. This play is known as the fi- and when West's ace the contract is home. Your horoscope lyJeaneDixon DEC. It Your birthday Finds you getting down to serious business in managing your career effort. Much is to be learned in relatively short so get Relationships are generally occasionally tur- fulfilling special needs Today's natives are productive often with a unique talent in music. ARIES Zl-April Family situations demand full of underlying ten- resolution for the better Realize that friends have expensive projects in mind. TAURUS 20-May Close collaboration is to be kept strictly impersonal if you are to avoid errors of judgment. Extravagant com- pliments should be dis- regarded. GEMINI 21-June Carry on with what you bypassing the tempting sidelines suggested by acquaintances. Letting others deal for you creates contusion CANCER 21-July Impulses toward excess are likely now. It may occur to you that some of your habits are detracting from your basic well-being and should be dropped. LEO 23 Aug. Your continued search for personal peace of mind and means of projecting calm onto those around you brings results late today. Express vourselt. VIRGO 23-Sept. Concentrate on those tasks you do alone or with very little co-operation Today's energy is hard to but very constructive if you manage it. LIBRA 23-Oct. Where planning has been ade- today brings achievement. The unforeseen is normal and takes a belated decision right out of your hands. SCORPIO 23 Nov. Your time for initiative comes in with a rush of diverse incidents. Make the best of the situation. Plunge in to take what is reject what is not. SAGITTARIUS 22 Dec. With just little care lor the feelings of those you this can be a day of progress in all fields. Creative endeavors find favor among the influential. CAPRICORN 22 Jan. Long-standing issues tend to very abrupt endings now. Be prepared to go forth with a whole new a fresh set of conditions to meet. AQUARIUS 20 Feb. Deal forthrightly with those in and where you hold it. make definite but moderate decisions you can sustain later. Home life is better. PISCES 19 March Romantic ventures seem at standstill while career ad- vancement makes a great deal of headway. Social activi- ty simply takes up valuable time and resources. The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Tommy age of for his question. How did the Incas erect such huge The Incas built stupendous pyramids and splen- did palaces and well-planned roads and bridges and fortresses. Most of their buildings were deserted centuries ago and many lie partly in ruins. Some visitors have thought that such magnificent buildings were not made by human hands and that the Incas used magic to haul those enormous stones and set them so secure- ly in place. But actually those bygone builders used something better than magic. When the Inca Empire was at its it reached from southward through the lofty Andes to Argentina. Its capital city was perched two miles high among the peaks of Peru. Roads stretched from end to end of the more than miles. And every ten miles or so there were sturdy Inca buildings fortresses and cities and shrines. We know more or less how the Inca builders worked because they left their tools behind. None of their work was done by magic. Their secret was manpower the skills of master the cleverness of human hands and the strength of human all working together in teams. They took their building blocks from quarries of limestone and other suitable rock. But they had no dynamite to blast off the chunks. Instead they found natural cracks in the rock and drove in wooden wedges. When the wedges were soaked with they expanded. The cracks became wider and great chunks were pried free. Some of the slabs weighed many tons and hauling them to the building site was a big job. The Incas had no modern building equipment to help them. They had no wheels and no horses. teams of strong men used ropes to haul the huge slabs to the building site Perhaps they also used logs or round stones to help roll them along. The architects did not de- pend on drawings or blueprints. Instead they made a small clay model of the planned building. The builders used a simple slide-rule to copy the model on a larger scale. Pits were dug and the first row of building blocks was half buried in the ground. As a wall grew piles of rubble were used to build a ramp beside it. The upper rows of building blocks were dragged up the slopes When a stone reached the top of the it was shaped and smoothed to fit perfectly in place. The tools for this work were made of hematite or some other extra hard stone. No cement or mortar was used to stick the stone in place. But when the job was each stone fitted like a cork in a bottle. The man-made Inca buildings were handsome and very durable. In Cusco stood their great Temple of the Sun. When the Spanish arrived they remodeled this building and made it into a Christian church In the region was struck by a major earthquake. The fancy front and all the stonework done by the Spanish crumbled to rubble. But the sturdy old Inca walls survived without damage. Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box 765. Huntington Beach. California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures By J A. H. HUNTER BEEP BEEP AN ALARM Each distinct letter stands for a particular but different digit. 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