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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE ncnAi.0 Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB In a recent article you said that huge doses of including the water soluble type we ordinarily consider can be harmful. Would you please cite the facts you relied upon when' you made that statement concerning water soluble vitamins. That statement appears to be in contradiction to the articles I've read about water soluble vitamins. DEAR READER Perhaps you have already read by now that the Food and Drug Administration has mov- ed to require a prescription lor those tablets containing large doses of vitamins. This is because in these larger doses they are considered as medicines and not as simple dietary supplements.' Ascorbic vitamin in largedoses can cause diarrhea. None other than the vitamin C Nobel laureate Dr. Linus advises taking the huge doses he recommends after meals or in divided doses because of it's This is not altogether since there are a number of people who have irritated digestive and a tendency to diarrhea to begin with. In addition. Medical and other publications have pointed out the possibility of the forma- tion of kidney stones when large doses of vitamin C are taken. Irritation of the urinary tract is also a possibility. This is just for vitamin C. It is true that the problem is more serious for the fat solu- ble vitamins A and D. But. these observations about vitamin C. with the FDA's ac- should be ample warn- ing about overdoing it on your own. DEAR DR. LAMB Here is a clipping from today's paper about a doctor who can cure problems of taste and smell. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on this. In my case I had the measles when I was forty and lost part of my sense of taste and smell. I can smell strong odors and taste things like sugar that have no smell. I am interested in taking this up with my doctor to get a prescription for the medicine it has any livelihood of working. DEAR READER I can t see any good reason for not trying it. About two years ago 1 mentioned this work a cou- ple of times in my column. At that lime the emphasis was on loss of taste. Dr. Robert I. Henkin has been studying problems of taste and smell for some time. Any of the readers of this column who have this problem can ask their doctor to contact Dr Henkin at the National Heart and Lung Institute. Neuro-endocrinology section. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda. for more information. The treatment using zinc sulfate capsules seems fairly simple. I must add. not to expect miracles. Dr. Henkin does not claim this will solve all such only that it will help about half of the people at least some. In- it is true that a number of these problems first show up after an illness such as you experienced. 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 A cantilever bridge was opened between Canada and the United States at Niagara Falls 90 years ago today in 1883. The 495-foot bridge was the first ever to be called a cantilever. In 1898 the Honey- moon Bridge was built to replace an earlier suspension bridge but it was destroyed by ice in 1938. shortly after which the Rainbow Bridge was constructed. 1922 The Russian republics were combined as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 1919 The Canadian National Railways system was organized. 1861 The South Carolina legislature was the first in the South to vote for secession. 1790 The first successful U.S. cotton mill was opened in Pawlucket. R.I. 1699 Peter the Great ordered that the Russian new year should be reckoned from .Jan. 1 instead of from Spot. 1. Goren on Bridge BV CHARLES H. GOREN TMi Chluio Tribune Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4963 V 10 8 4 0 7652 J54 WEST EAST Q 8 7 2 A 10 54 0 J43 0 KQ9 AK763 Q 10 8 2 SOUTH A AKJ AKQJ63 0 A 108 9 The South West North East 6 V Pass 2 NT Pass I Pass Pass Pass Opening King of A In some bridge re- sembles prospecting. The bleakest exteriors can con- ceal untold wealth. South's jump to four hearts was fully in keeping with modern theory. Though two-bids in a suit are still the bidding can stop short of game if opener can do no more than rebid his suit at the three-level over responder's e s p o n d e r is absolutely broke. South needed so little for game that he decided he would not take the chance that North might pass a re- nd of three hearts. The defenders started with he king and ace of clubs. South ruffed the second club and surveyed his prospects. He would have to lose two diamond so the out- come of the hand seemed to depend on a successful spade finesse. Dummy's ten of hearts would be the entry for a spade lead. As the reader can this line would have failed. Though dummy appeared to offer no hope of a declarer realized that he could give himself an extra chance. If the diamonds di- vided the table's fourth diamond could be es- tablished. For this line to the ten of hearts had to be kept in dummy as an entry. declarer drew only one round of trumps and then played ace of diamonds and another. East .won and returned a trump in an effort to remove dummy's but declarer won in his hand and led an- other diamond. The suit di- vided and dummy's sev- en was established for a spade with the ten of hearts still in dummy for en- try purposes. An even split in diamonds is against the but South lost nothing by first trying this line. Had he been unable to set up the dum- my's long still have crossed- to the heart ten to take the spade finesse. LI'L ABNER Your horoscope ByJeaneDiion DEC. 21 Your birthday Today ai p.m. EST the Sun begins its long journey northwards from its most southerly changing sign Irorn Sagittarius to t'upricorn. The time is different in other years. Both Siigittarians and Capricor- nicins born today iace a long reorganizing process which brings them out on new paths near the end of the coming year. Today's Sagittarian natives have great latent talents lor while the Capricornians tend to be founders and leaders of in- stitutions and groups. ARIES 21 April Last minute rushes promise little try rather lor completion of what has been substantially achiev- ed instead of whole new ven- tures. TAURUS 20 May You have limited time left before conditions are sub- ject to broad changes. More to home and family allairs brings high rewards. GEMINI 21-June Whenever you happen to get a little ahead of use the lime lor thanksgiving and prayer things could be much worse. Wind up your work week neatly. CANCER 21 July Gel as early a start as be managed. What seems premature isn't so go on ahead as far as today's con- ditions enjoying your passage. LEO 23 Aug. I'oncentrale now on what is must important to you. Seek the most direct way to get at the mainsprings of cause and el lect rather than battle with symptoms. VIRGO 23-Sept. You may have to supply the grcaier part of the but gel as much done as you can manage. Focus attention on the distribution of materials. LIBRA 23-Oct. Much of your daily living seems to have come to a stop- and-turn-around point. Make the best use you can of the nearest available means.- SCORPIO 23 Nov. Tush vigorously for a successful closing of pending mailers Wind up your work week as a unit even though you may be scheduled for overtime tomorrow. SAGITTARIUS 22 Dec. Social contact of all sorts is whether it be introductions to important family or the pursuit of romance. CAPRICORN 22 Jan. Begin plans and negotiations for the coming year. Resolutions needn't wait lor New Year's Day. should be made and put into effect tonight. AQUARIUS 20 Feb. You cannot afford to let business or personal affairs drift or take the course of least resistance. Begin with our own avoid offering advice to others. PISCES 19 March Don't be surprised lo find your associates letting you do most ul the work. If you do it. take the lead and decide how it is clone. The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy JAPANESE BEETLE Andy sends a complete 20- vulumc set ol the Merit Siudcnts Encyclopedia to I'arol McQueney. age 12. of Manheim. for her What is the story of the Japanese Most insects have favorite foods and stick to a menu of jusl a few related plants. Not so the Japanese beetle. This insect pest attacks at least 275 iliitereni plants and the damage it does every year is estimated at It is not a native North American insect und the first arrivals rame sometime before 1916. Since its story has been success for the beetles and disaster for our plants. In 1916. a few strange insects were noticed in a nursery near Riverton. New Jersey. They were oblong beetles with coppery wings and metallic green liodies bordered with a dozen small white dots. At the nobody regarded these first arrivals us a serious threat. all. they were only half an inch long. Kxperts traced them to their native home on ihe main island of Japan and assumed that they had hitched a ride to North America on some Japanese nursery plants. It soon became obvious that the Japanese beetle was a serious menace. What's the creature made himself at home thrived and mul- tiplied at a great rate. From early fall until the following its grubs devoured grass ruining lawns and pasture. During the the adults devoured the leaves ami blossoms of garden plants and ornamental field crops and orchard trees. In a the early arrivals had become countless mul- titlules and spread from state lo slate. studied the Japanese beetle hoping lo find .1 weak spot in its life cycle. Hut by then it was too late to control them. The adults appear in late June and live only a couple of dur- ing which time they do enor- mous damage to the vegetation. They are strong lliers and deposit their eggs in ihe far und wide. The yrubs hatch in about two burrow down and uorgc on roots through the winter and spring. In May or early the greedy white grubs become pupas and the adults hatch in late June. Various insec- ticides were used to control adult beetles and a bacteria was found to attack the grubs in the ground. Some nl the insecticides have been discarded as dangerous. But the milky disease caused by the bacteria has proved to be a sale and effective way lo wipe out the grubs. regardless of all our cl'torls. the Japanese bee- tle now infests the cenlral stales along the Atlantic- spreads south as far as Georgia and west as far as Missouri. It does less damage in certain but this may be due to the weather. In Ihe eastern the average summer rainfall is about 12 inches. When a dry season brings as little as eight many eggs and small grubs are destroyed. The following fewer adults do less damage. Winter climate seems to limit the range of this insect pest The grubs need fairly moist preferably under a warm blanket of winter snow. The average winters of Canada and New England may prove loo cold. The western regions may prove loo dry. The grubs might sur- vive where dry fields are irrigated but they could not survive on the open prairies. Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box Huntington California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures By J A. H. HUNTER SANTA CAN'T STAND BEANS Each letter stands for a different digit. In many homes they'll put out a little snack for the eld and the BEANS will be truly prime. So do please Yesterday's The amount was FOR CHRISTMAS THtf LINUS... THAT'S TOO WT I CAN HOU ANP r APMIKE FOR IT... CANCEL THAT ORDER FORTHEmTHQUSAND DOLLAR AFTER THE HOLIDAY ARE OVER ANP EVERYTHING HAS QUIETED I'M 601N6 TO SLU6 SHORT MBS by frank o'neal I'M OP HOME COOKIES. J WANT SOME OP THE POK THAT CHCISTMAS CHEES WANT 10 RIPE IN THE SLEIGH AND DELIVER TOYS. DONt GIVE ME MALE CHAUVINIST HI AND LOIS by dik browne HAVE TO STIR SOMETHING ON THE EPNA BUT ON WITH YOUR STORV JUST TALK BUGS BUNNY WHAT'S YOUK WOCK-BOTTOM THIS WOULD BE A GREAT HOUSE PER AU-ITNEEPSISA U'L IT LOOKS AWFULLY TO PMPEBYFOUC... INTEREST... LET'S STEP OVER HEBE WHILST I FINISH BLONDIE by chic young HERE'S OUR BEST SELLER 'THE PASSIOJS TOP I SUPPOSE IT'S JUST I1 ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE SENSATIONAL LOVE THIS ONES A LITTLE DIFFERENT GERTRUDES A CHICKEN ARCHIE by bob montana NO NGEP it KiDE IN SCHOOL TEACHER5 CAN NO LONGER Ripe IN SCHOOL BUSES. HAGAR THE HORRIBLE dik browne BOAT 15 TOPAY OAESAN'D SAIL s DO BEETLE BAILEY by mort walker ISN'T IN GENERAL byalcapp TUMBLEWEEDS GREGORY PlKF.'S AQUARIUM- YOUR. MOMEV BACK WE HAVEM'T EV'EKV TYPE. OF WEIRD FISH ON EARTH. MR. PIKE-VJE WANTS OUR. MONEY BACK.V NAME A FISH I HAVEN'T GOT HERE.'.' VD'HAlKi'T GOT OME THAT EATS LUMPS O' TRUE--I HAVEN'T SO MUCH FOR OUR GROUP THERAPY SESSION ;