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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, February 6, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Almost a year ago my son was bitten by a dog on the side of his face. He was just a baby then and I was told by different people it would clear within a few months, and if I would put vitamin E on it, it would dis- appear. The bite marks are still there in the form of the pit holes for each toothmark. Vitamin E hasn't seemed to help. Would you tell me if vitamin E really works for this type of thing and if the pits in his face will ever sur- face? I don't mind scars, but the pit holes really look bad. Dear Reader There are some enthusiastic reports about vitamin E and scars and other skin problems. In some cases skin conditions related to a dry skin are helped because the vitamin E is an oil base. The oily preparation acts as a skin moisturizer. This will soften some scars, but you can get the same results from any good lubricant. Don't expect vitamin E, or the lubricant it may be dissolved in, to do anything for the scars and pits from the dog bite on your boy's face. You should see a good plastic sur- geon. He can no doubt remove the more obvious scars and correct the pit holes that you are worried about. He can judge, from seeing your boy, the best time to do the procedure. The danger of expecting miracles from vitamin E is that it will lull a person into failing to get proper treat- ment when it is most effective for a medical problem. In short, false hope can be harm- ful. In this-case, though, I would guess your boy is young enough that you can get max- imum benefit from good plastic surgery with good results. Dear Dr. Lamb In your column you pointed out that ground beef might be ground in the same grinder as pork, which must be well cooked to prevent trichinosis. You suggested that it is better to buy beef and grind it at home, presumably to eat raw. However, you said that all meat, including beef, should be properly cooked. Does this mean that very rare beef could be injurious? Dear Reader I must reluctantly agree that all meat should be well cooked and do not endorse eating raw meat, including beef. You can more safely eat beef that is cooked, but still slightly pink, than you can pork. The reason is that pork has to be cooked until there is no pink color to be sure the trichinosis is killed. Trichinosis is not a problem in beef and cooking to medium is usually safe. I would be concerned about "very rare" beef. Fortunately much of the danger in beef is from food contamination and affects the surfaces. Cooking destroys most of these germs. Even so, I think cooking to medium will help protect you from the possibility of some infectious agents that occur even in beef animals. It was not my intent to recommend eating raw ground beef when I recommended grinding the beef at home, but rather to avoid the additional problems of possible pork contamina- tion and trichinosis unless very well cooked. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on diver- ticulosis, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Divcrticulosis" booklet. Astrological Forecast by Sydney Omarr Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter Each letter here stands for a different digit. The KETTLES may take some finding! See what you can make of it. PETER POPPLE PEDDLES COPPER KETTLES (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: 30 cents to Judy the first morning. PRAISES OIL NATIONS LONDON (AP) Cord Richardson, head of the Bank of England, has praised oil- producing countries for the responsible handling of the vast increase in their oil revenues. He said in a speech Monday there had been fears about the way oil-producers might handle their new wealth. "They have swiftly mounted aid programs which are large in relation to the growth of their he said. FEBRUARY 7 Aquarius often is associated with the unorthodox, but these natives can also be stubborn and conservative. Aquarius feels the rules can be broken on a personal basis, but shrinks when others have the temerity to assume such a role. Thi's means that Aquarius can seek special privilege and when con- fronted by others who want to bypass regulations can ex- press distaste. Aquarius, if nothing else, is a challenging puzzle and a paradox. ARIES (March 21-April One who appreciates your talents, special qualities speaks up in your behalf. A change is upcoming and you could be beneficiary. There are legal technicalities. Be patient, thorough don't promise more than can be delivered. TAURUS (April 20-May Make gesture that brings you closer to "special person." Don't permit pride to block progress. Give and take is called for in diplomatic manner. Long-range view is necessary if you are to avoid eventual setback. Another Taurus and a Libran could figure prominently. GEMINI See as is, not merely through rose colored glasses. Means you tend now to perceive what you wish could be. That might be a dangerous game. Avoid tendency to fool yourself. Ac- cent is on financial status of one who makes claims, promises and could ask you to make sacrifice. CANCER (June 21-July Study Gemini message for valid hint. Be aware of legal consequences of any action. You have plenty of respon- sibility, both personal and professional. That is fine unless someone is failing to carry their fair share. LEO (July 23-Aug. Get rid of someone else's headache. Message should be startlingly clear. You seem to insist on buying or borrowing trouble not of your own making. Best to finish rather than to begin, to complete and to let go of past. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Emotions tend to dominate. Leo, Aquarius could be in pic- ture. Accent is on love, affec- tion and a need for personal recognition. Maintain in- dependent stance while avoiding arrogance. Line in this area is fine and you can walk it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Pay attention to hunch. Also, listen to one who taught you in past. Line is open for knowledge which can work to your definite advantage. You may be tearing down for pur- pose of rebuilding but don't go in for wholesale destruc- tion. You'll understand! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Forces tend to be scattered. You may want to expand too much, too soon. Key is to build on solid base and to be thorough. Fun is fun but a time does come when game playing is finished. Know it and act like you are apprised of it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. You get money sur- prise and it is to your ad- vantage. Qne who sang song of gloom and doom may be forc- ed to change tune. You will revise some of your own opinions. You can mature, grow and build a relationship that is constructive and loving. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Cycle is such that you can be forthright, independent and expect to gain by so doing. Means now is time to assert yourself. Gemini, Virgo per- sons figure prominently. Partner, mate has tale of woe. Be patient and do not lose sense of humor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Go slow. Refuse to be tripped up by the "unknown." Means take nothing for granted. Some persons have expensive tastes and are willing to indulge themselves at your risk. Know it and make clear fact that you are generous but not to point of foolishness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Friends, hopes, wishes are shaken means that area of lifestyle is subject to abrupt change. You are selec- tive because you now become more sensitive to actual needs. Another Pisces and a Virgo are likely to be in picture. IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY you are sen- sitive, introspective, have knack for understanding com- plicated legal, moral questions. Pisces, Virgo per- sons play key roles in your life. In October, be prepared for significant change which extricates you from emotional rut. April could be your most important month of 1975. You do not follow crowd. You often are lonely in midst of many persons. You are special, uni- que and temperamental. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TQ SPELL IT, FAKE IT.' HI AND LOIS Goren on Bridge Ask Andy BY CHARLES H.GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1975. The Tribune East-West vulnerable. East deals. NORTH AQ3 4K813 WEST EAST 54 10976 4109752 SOUTH KJ82 The hidding: East South West North INT 2 Pass 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ten of 9. The third entry in the Bols Liquor Bridge Tips competition is that of Gabriel Chagas of Brazil. Chagas made his first appearance in international competition at the third World Team Olympiad in 1968, at the tender age of 23. His ability soon brought him to the attention of the bridge world, and he has been a regular member of the Brazilian bridge team ever .since. Chagas writes that he likes finesses. Though the finesse is generally regarded as one of the humbler play techniques, some require a lot of imagination. This is especially true of what Chagas calls the "intra. and he cites this example. ovcrcall of the opening one no trump bid has little to recommend it. Had West turned up with North's hand, the carnage would have been frightful. The only justification for the bid was that, at favorable vulnerability, South was trying to interfere with his opponents' exchange of in- formation. North had full values for his leap to game, and South was presented with a tricky handling prob- lem in the trump suit. West led the ten of hearts. East won the first two heart tricks and continued with a third round of the suit, forc- ing declarer to ruff. Since the minor suits were solid, South's problem was to hold his trump losers to one. There was no problem placing the missing high cards: North-South held 23 of the 40 points in the pack, and East's opening bid had marked him for at least 16 of the missing 17. Since the king of spades was marked in the East hand, the normal play of a low trump to the queen was doomed to fail- ure. Therefore, declarer's first play was to lead a low trump to dummy's nine East won the jack and re- turned a club to declarer's ace. Before committing him- self to another play in the trump suit, declarer led a club to the king and ruffed a club in his hand. When East showed out on the third club, he became marked with an original holding of three trumps. There was now onJy one possible lie of the cards that would enable declarer to make his contract. He enter- ed dummy with the queen of diamonds and led the queen of spades. East covered, de- clarer played the ace and when West's ten was pinned, South was home THE SUNSET Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to John Patrick, age 10, of Richmond, Va., for his question: Where does the sun really set? Most of us take it for granted that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. But a patient young star gazer knows that most of the time this is not quite true. This ac- tually happens only a couple of times during the entire year. The rest of the time it sets somewhat north or south of due west. The sun, as we know, rises above the eastern horizon, climbs over the sky and sets in the west. So do the moon and most of the stars. From this evidence, we might suppose that all these heavenly bodies circle around our planet, earth. Naturally we know that this is not so. Our spinning globe turns us to face the sun and around to face the starry night sky. The earth turns toward the east, which is why the morning sun comes into view in the eastern part of the sky. When the sun sets below our western horizon, it is rising for the folks on the far side of the globe. The sun itself, of course, is a blazing star that shines day and night. But somewhere on our planet it is always rising and setting because our world is always whirling around. Our earth is also tilted as it orbits on its way around the sun. During the year, this axis tilt causes first the South Pole and then the North Pole to bow toward the sun. This causes opposite seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It also shifts the points where the sun rises and sets. At the equator, the sun sets in almost the due western part of the sky. In our latitudes, this position varies more with the seasons. In winter, it sinks somewhat south of due west; in summer it sets in the northwest. For us it reaches its northern extreme about June 22, when the days are longest. Its southern extreme occurs around Dec. 21, when the days are shortest. Twice a year the days and nights are equal all over this spinning, tilted globe Of ours. These are the equinoxes that occur on March 21, and Sept. 23. On those days the sun sets in the true west. But you can be sure that when it sets in our sky it begins to rise on the far side of the globe. QutttioiM Mktd by chil- dren of Herald should be mailed to Atk Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback Feb. 1815 The first railroad charter issued in the United States was granted for the building of a rail line from Trenton to New Brunswick, N.J. 1894 Ontario voted in a referendum for prohibition. 1929 Charles Lindberg in- augurated the first airmail service between the United States and the Panama Canal Zone. 1945 The House of Lords passed a bill nationalizing the Bank of England. 1958 Poisoned bread, traced to a bakery in Cairo, killed 22 Egyptians. 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