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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 11 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, February I, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb About five years ago a dentist discovered that the bone around my teeth was deteriorating, but he did nothing about it. He told me there just wasn't anything that could be done, that my teeth would just loosen and fall out. Needless to say, this has just worried me sick. I just can't believe that there isn't someone who can help me. I have always taken pride in my appearance, and I am 33 years old. So, I sure don't want my teeth to fall out. I have been in the hospital for tests and Xrays to make sure the condition was confined just to my teeth. The doctors could give me no reason for the bone condition either. So, I'm hoping .Jhat you can tell me someone who'coiutd-help sme with my problem. I have noticed that my teeth are shifting and seem to be getting loose, mostly my front teeth on the bottom. Dear Reader Your description fits a common dental problem. The bone, gingiva and supporting structures around the teeth degenerate and cause this problem. There are probably several different causes for this problem. I am happy to tell you that most dentists believe it can be, and most certainly should be, treated. The usual form of treatment is to remove all the deposits that have accumulated and hardened around the teeth just under gingiva. The main goal of treatment is to eliminate the possibility of food particles and degenerated tissue cells that normally occur from accumulating around the root of the teeth, and eliminate any infection. Often because of earlier deposits the gingiva is pulled loose from the root of the teeth and leaves little pockets at the root for accumulated material. The dentist treats this problem by removing the loose gingival tissue so that your remaining gingiva fit snuggly against the tooth root and there are no pockets. With these measures and the home treatments he usually prescribes, the process can often be stopped. You need to see a dental specialist called a periodontist. He can and will do something about your problem. The cause of all of these problems is not known and a good general m-edical evaluation in such cases is important. There is good evidence that a deficient calcium intake will contribute to this problem in some cases. Adequate vitamins with a general good diet are important. I would suggest that your first step should be to see a periodontist. I would also recommend that you be sure to get enough calcium, at least a quart of milk a day. Use the fortified skim or low fat milk to avoid a high fat take large doses of vitamin C. Take milligrams a day. Some think this helps. In this amount, it won't hurt you. If you smoke, stop smoking at once. These measures should help, but you need those treatments from a periodontist. If you follow these measures you may well be able to save your teeth. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on ulcers, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Ulcers" booklet. (Newspaper Enterprise Assa.) Your horoscope ly JelneDuofl SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Your birthday today: Like many other years, this one comes in definite phases, like chapters in history. Now a deepening sense of urgency underlies all your planning, with considerable reason. Prayer should become a steady part of your daily living. Relationships vary according to what you put into them or permit to occur by neglect. Today's natives are sincere, intense people, sometimes a bit ahead of their times, not well understood. ARIES (March 21 April Life now turns into somewhat easier channels. Get with your weekend chores promptly, as certain matters encounter delay. TAURUS (April 20 May Higher costs are likely; nothing to be overly concerned about, helpful if you are prodded into making better use of your skills and opportunities. GEMINI (May 21 June It does not pay to be too much in a hurry. In the swift turns of the day's readjustment, do not lose sight of your long- range goals. CANCER (June 21 July Family and group affairs proceed well. You can sell almost any program but have difficulty in changing it once you've got everybody involved. LEO (July 23-Aug. Be up early and on the go in the highest of good humor. Enjoy the flow of energy toward your ambitions. Friends continue asking a great deal of you. VIRGO (Aug. 23- Sept. Clear out unfinished details without stirring more complexities. Letting well enough alone is a fine art today. Things are looking up. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Do the best you can with the here and now. Distant and future contingencies may appear less favorable than they really are. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. There's more to do and a greater choice of companions and places to go. New contacts promise well; explore them while they're fresh. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. In the middle of busy weekend preparations and routine, be realistic about adjusting differences in your recent business ventures. CAPRICORN (Dec.. 22 Jan. There's more to do than you can possibly cover. Select the most crucial areas for action, get going early, prepared for at least one interruption. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Inquiry into subtle ques- tions is well favored. Those you cherish are quite sensitive, as they lack insight as to what you are about. PISCES (Feb. 19 March New ventures are complex, for subjective reasons. Each person involved supplies his own interpretation. Express your true feelings. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Flashback 1955 Marshall Nikolai Bulganin became premier of the Soviet Union. 1934 Verne Sankey, the notorious Canadian born kidnapper, committed suicide in prison in Sioux Falls, N.D. 1910 The Boy Scouts of America group was incorporated. Ask Andy Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN im, CHOW TrfMM Both vulnerable. East deals. NORTH EAST 4KS3 VAQ7 Pus Pan Nortfc 3 Pass 0 A542 KJ9 WEST 5 SOUTH 4AQJ742 0 JS The bidding: Bart Sooth 1 NT 2 A Pass 4 Pass Opening tend: Jack of Card play, at bridge is an art, not a sdenoe, claim the experts, and therefore can- not be learned. That is only partly true. Anyone can become a better technician by tfacfthiff him- self to both the oppo- nents' distribution and their high-card strength. In The Art of Card Reading at Bridge [Harper Row. veteran bridge writer and teacher Fred Karpin has collected a series of bands that iOnstrate how a player can uncover the hold- ings of the other players at the table. Today's band is an example. After East bad opened the bidding with one no trump, Sooth srercaOed win two spades. Tbo be had no dis- tributional vahies, North fek he bad sufficient high to merit a game try, which bis distributional valses and West tod the jack of hearts, and declarer could see three losers in the red Ul suits. It seemed that every- thing depended on a success- ful finesse for the queen of clubs. In view of East's opening'bid, it was almost certain that the spade fi- nesse would succeed but that the ace of hearts was off- side. There was also the slight additional chance that East had a doubteton ace of hearts, so declarer played tow from dummy on the opening lead. West won and continued with a heart to East's queen. The ace of hearts was ted and ruffed. Declarer crossed to the ace of diamonds and ted and passed the ten of spades. When tins won, declarer con- tinued with the nine, East ducking again as West dis- carded a heart. Before continuing, declar- er paused to review the situ- ation. Be and dummy to- gether held 29 points, and West had showed up with 1 point East had to have the queen of crabs for bis no trump opening, which meant that the finesse was destined to lose. Therefore, South had to find an option other than the club finesse. Before drawing the outstanding king of trumps, he ted the jack of dubs from dummy. East covered and South won with the ace. The ace of spades was cashed, and a tow club was tod. When West followed with the seven, declarer played dummy's nine. This maneuver, known as a "backward proved successful, and the game was madly Under normal circum- stances, this fine of play woold be 3-1 against How- once the normal ctob proved to be 1 chance is better than no chance at alL AFRICA'S DIAMONDS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Daniel Macheca, age 15, of St. Louis, Missouri, for his ques- tion: Why is Africa so diamond rich? Diamonds were discovered first in India, ages ago. In the 1700s deposits were found in South America. The rich gem stones of South; Africa were discovered in the 1870s and later, richer deposits were found; in the Congo. These treasure troves were found more or less by accident and chances are, someday even richer diamond deposits will be found elsewhere. So far Africa is where most of the earth's diamond supplies have been found. Nobody knows exactly where to look for them because geologists are not sure how diamonds were formed, or when and where they were concealed in the earth's crust. Hard, brilliant diamond is made entirely from atoms of ordinary carbon. Scientists have used intense heat and pressure, to crystalize carbon to form diamonds. We know that crustal upheavals create many deep pockets of intense heat and pressure, where diamonds could be formed from trapped particles of carbon, perhaps similar to coal. The rocks in diamonds are found to provide a few clues, but they do not explain the whole story. Most of the known deposits are embedded in ancient lava type minerals or among sands and gravels that have eroded from ancient lavas. The rich deposits of South Africa seem to have formed at great depths and welled up with lava toward the surface. The diamonds are found in so-called pipes of bluish mineral called kimberlite. The pipes are deep plugs of this bluegraund from 50 feet to half a mite wide. About tons fof this blue kimberlite must be processed to yield a pound of diamonds. However, most diamonds are smallish stones, flawed and murky. They do not nave the clear sparkling beauty to become gems. Nevertheless, since diamond is the hardest by far of all the natural substances, they are very useful in industry. They are used in cutting tools and drills, in abrasive and polishing materials. These workers are industrial diamonds and at least half the world supply is mined in the African Congo. Other known diamond deposits are mined in the Urals and northern regions of Russia and in the mountains of Brazil. A few handsome stones have been found near Murfreesport, Arkansas. But without a doubt, the richest known deposits are on the continent of Africa. Most of the gem stones come from the mines in south and southwest Africa. The bulk of the world's industrial diamonds are from mines in the Congo and in the African countries of Ghana, Sierra Leone, Angola and Liberia. Obviously Africa is rich in diamonds because of certain geological events that occurred there in the distant past. Most likely, similar diamond-making conditions occurred on other continents. Who knows, someday even richer diamond mines may be discovered in North America. There is one known deposit in Arkansas. And several fine diamonds have been found in eroded materials around the Great Lakes. Some geologists suspect these specimens may have been washed down by melting glaciers from rich diamond deposits, perhaps in the far north. QuMdena aekatf by eMW- __ _ J ___ g- j nan or Herald reavers ahOHM JM mailed to Ask Andy, P.O res, HunHngton Batch CaWomia OKAY, SNOOPY, I CAN POINT... IF YOU'LL WEMV TERM PAPER FOR M6, I'LL 6IVE FIFTY THAT? 2-0 CAN W MAKE OUT (M 5CRISR.IN5? SNORT MIS Chfonlcto PubMMng Co. Pun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "Remember that teaser 1 asked Ken. "It was about a phone number." Tony smiled. "You mean we did! There was the old regular four-digit part and the new three-digit exchange bit" "That's Ken told him. "Well, now I've got one on our own number. If you square the four-digit part you get exactly seven times our complete seven-digit number." What was it? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: 61074 divided by 87. by frank o'neal one SITE OF THAT APPLE ANP1M PKlNCe WILL PALL HOPELESSLY w WITH PORSOT ABOUT THAT HI AND LOIS by dik brownt DOESN'T HE KNOW THERE'S A FUEL NOT UNLESS THIRSTY CALLED. HE WANTS VOU TO GO HIM ON A HUNTING SHORTAGE? BUGS BUNNY THAT NEW PLACE THAT WENT IN NEXT SURE MAKES MY JOINT LOOK CHEAP! 3-8 BLONME by chic young ARE MY PANTS I HAVE ONLY TEN MINUTES J. TO CATCH MY BUS' THEY'RE FINISHED, DEAR -I'LL MEET YOU AT THE FRONT DOOR WITH THEM OH, HE DOESN'T] REALIZE HE ARCHIE by bob iMMtana THE TEACHERS ARE EVEN REHEARSING A CHOWLJS THIS OUGHT MAKE A HIT WiTH THE STUDENTS MISS GRUNDY IS NOT VERY HAPPY ABOU BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LINE OF HIGH- KICK! GIRLS? Httfll THE MUMBLE MTUMIEY By MOTi WMMT VOUJ? FWSBEE? THAT'S MY OUT, FAKE KNOW MY SOUN THE MONTH OF THE STAFFING RAT, PALEFACES WIU. STARsTE TO DEATH AS Vi I DIDN'T STUDY STRATEGV AT RADCUFFE, FOP. HMUENEEBS rr HAS ENTERS? MY THOSE WHO THINK AIYrWNT.'... RU9P1SH2I FIRMLY KUEVB IN PPMOCRATIC INPEPENPE1CE! ANYONE THUS MOU ANY GUYS, JUST REfWT HIM 10 MB AN? YOU WON'T EVER PE POtHEREP ;