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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wfdnwday, February 27, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am writing this letter for several of us arthritics who are taking enteric coated aspirin because the regular form causes stomach upsets. Two doctors claim that the tablets do not dissolve and often lodge intact in the colon. Therefore, they are ineffective. I put a tablet in fruit juice, and the coating dissolved. Is there any combination of food or drink that would assure us that the tablet will dissolve in our intestinal tract? We read and discuss your column over the phone every day. Dear Reader Some enteric coated pills do not dissolve adequately. It depends entirely on the coating. This applies to all enteric coated pills, not just aspirin. Your experiment was a good one. The stomach juices are more acid than fruit juices, and I would guess more effective in dissolving the coating. Perhaps more important is whether you are getting relief of your arthritis pains from the enteric aspirin you are using. If you are, then you should have reason to think the medicine is helping and being absorbed. Another solution to your basic problem is to take your aspirin just after eating. Or at least drink a glass of milk with it. This will help keep ordinary aspirin from irritating your stomach. The food in the stomach helps to keep the aspirin crystals from settling on the lining of the stomach and causing small aspirin burns. For more information on Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS was inaugurated at Etobicoke, Ont Hydro announced it would change from 25 to 60 cycles. Battle of the Java Sea began. order-in-council banned imports into Canada from the U.S.S.R. arthritis in general write for the book I wrote with LaRue Stone, "There's Help for Arthritis." Send one dollar plus 25 cents postage and handling to "Arthritis" care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, N.Y., N.Y. 10019. Dear Dr. Lamb I would like to ask you some ques- tions concerning the prostate gland. Is a case of inflammation of the prostate gland curable by drugs and soaking in hot water, or is surgery the only real cure for this burning sensation? Is it possible to again use pepper, drink coffee, tea and alcohol? Does a man remain sexually capable after prostate gland trouble is cured? Dear Reader In many instances of an infection of the prostate gland medical treatment is quite satisfactory. Young men often have an acute inflammation of the prostate, and the problem clears with medical treatment in a short time. In other cases the inflammation may be chronic and repeated treatment is used, including medicines, hot baths and massage. In some cases chronic infection is helped by surgery. Commonly prostate surgery is for problems of obstruction, whether or not there is an inflammation. The surgery is intended to remove the centre of the prostate gland to open the passageway into the bladder. In some procedures the gland is completely shelled out. Most younger men regain their sexual ability after surgery. Occasionally an older man has reached the end of his sexual capacity, and after surgery he doesn't resume this activity, not because of the surgery but because that problem would have occurred anyway. A lot of men do return to relatively normal diet habits and beverage habits once they have completely recovered from surgery, or from prostate trouble. Dr. Lamb welcomes your letters, but because of the large volume of mail, he can answer individually only letters used in his column. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, N.Y., N.Y. 10019. Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon THURSDAY, FEB. 28 Your birthday today: Clarification is the keyword for your achievement this year. One problem after another yields to your deliberate efforts, with every answer providing a further link to new resources. Whatever self-improvement programs you've put yourself through will now show their worth. Relationships are reshaped to fit your increasing activities. Today's natives tend to keen perception and enjoyment of music, poetry; may be a bit detached in personal orientation. ARIES (March 21 April From within the ranks of your own group comes all the leadership needed; see that you exert your share of both initiative and follow-up. TAURUS (April 20 May Family, colleagues tend to take exception to your views. Fresh social contacts include potentials for reasonable expectations, healthy relationships of all sorts. GEMINI (May 21 June You are at a peak of personal charm and persuasiveness. Call your shot: that is, speak only for what you really want. Get directly to the point. CANCER (June 21 July Do what you must with work, then pursue personal interests. Where a steady, long-established rapport exists, great progress as a team is now likely. LEO (July 23 Aug. Business and career ventures run into vaguely defined conditions, nothing quite clear-cut and simple. You may inadvertently spoil -the plans of others. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. "Cross questions and crooked answers" moves from being a parlor game into frequent occurrence. You can help straighten matters out by your calm problem-solving. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Your view of the world and of your prospects in it seems somewhat rosier than is justi- fied, but is still quite good in contrast to what might be. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. The emphasis on material concerns tends to obscure more important considerations. See that you express yourself fully, in at least symbolic terms. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Guard against enthusiasm leading to extravagance. If you can retain your care with details, your earnings and repute improve markedly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Personal satisfaction is more valuable than anything likely to come to you in the form of sudden profits. Make a good job of whatever you try. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Some priorities are needed if you are to avoid waste and duplications of expense. Romance achieves much progress while passing unobserved. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Balancing your budget is essential. Neither lend nor borrow. Accept invitations, join in social activities as much as conditions permit. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy Goren an Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN 6 Tit CMaw TfltoM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH V 10 7 C 3 08764 WEST EAST 4k Void 4 J 7 09 O K It 5 3 QJ8432 K 10 5 SOUTH AAKQM9642 OAQJ2 A The bidding: South West North East 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of South failed to appreciate that he had struck gold in dummy, and as a result he went down in a spade slam that should have been made. The modern bidding scien- tist probably has a way. via asking bids, to determine whether or not bis partner holds the king of the only card that will give South good play for a grand slam. However, when this hand was played in a rubber bridge game in England, South was a practical man who bid what he thought he could twelve tricks in spades. West led the king of hearts and declarer ruffed. He drew trumps in two rounds, and then used dummy's eight of spades as an entry to take the diamond finesse. This succeeded but the cm- tract failed. When West showed out on the ace of. diamonds, declarer had no way to avoid losing two tricks in that suit. Declarer did not expect the worst, and so took no preventive measures. If the diamond suit divided 3-2, the slam was could lose no more than one diamond trick regardless of the location of the king of the suit. Thus, declarer's ef- forts should have been direct- ed towards guarding against a possible 4-1 break. After ruffing the heart opening and drawing two rounds of trumps, declarer should have played the ace and queen of diamonds. This line would have given de- c 1 a r e r two additional chances: if either player held a singleton king of dia- monds; or, if West held the singleton nine or ten. As the cards lay, West would have dropped the nine of diamonds under the ace and would have shown out on the queen. But now the diamond position would be marked, and dummy's eight- seven in the suit would offer an opportunity for a finesse against East's ten. East could capture the queen of diamonds with the king, but then declarer would win any return, enter dummy with the eight of spades and lead the eight of diamonds for a finesse. Whether East covers or not is can- not lose more than one dia- mond trick. DIFFERENT ECLIPSES Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jeff Levitch, age 12. of San Rafael, California, for his question. How do solar and lunar eclipses differ? A lunar eclipse occurs when the planet Earth casts its shadow over the face of the full moon. A solar eclipse occurs when the new moon gets directly between us and the sun. Both of these dramatic events depend on the motions of the orbiting moon. During the lunar month, the orbiting moon travels in a ring around the earth At one stage of its journey, it passes more or less between us and the sun. We see the thin sliver of the new moon. Then it swings around to the opposite side of its orbit and the earth is between the moon and the sun. Then we see the full golden moon, for the sun is shining on the entire side of the moon that faces the earth. This is when a lunar eclipse can occur. It can happen because our solid planet has a shadow, a long tapering shadow that points 900.000 miles out into space. Naturally it points away from the sun from the night side of the globe. The average distance of the moon is almost 240.000 miles. So you would expect it to pass through the earth's eclipsing shadow once every month when it passes through the phase of full moon. However, the lunar orbit is slightly oval anH also tilted six degrees to the earth's orbit. As a rule, the full moon passes just above or just below the earth's pointing shadow. Sometimes it does not come within the eclipsing range of our shadow for a year or more and no lunar eclipse occurs. Sometimes we get one or two lunar eclipses during a year and once in a great while there are three. The solid moon also has a long tapering shadow and to create a solar eclipse, the lunar shadow must be able to reach the earth. This is a problem because the average length of this shadow is quite a bit shorter than the moon's avr age distance from the ea th. Another problem occurs because a solar eclipse depends on a perfect line-up. SITTIN6 ON THE BENCH OOT5IPE THE PRINCICAL'f OFFICE 15 NOT ONW DE6RAPIN6, IT'S ALSO PAN6EKOU5... EVEWTlMEHE OPENS THE HE HITS ME IN THE HEAP! SHORT RIBS by frank o'neaf MOW CO XXI SAY IN ARABIC? HI AND UNS by dik browne in which the new moon passes exactly between us and the sun. Usually the tilted lunar orbit takes the new moon north or south of the sun. Nevertheless, there are times when things line up just right and from a small part of the earth we behold the awesome sight of a total solar eclipse. At this time, the moon happens to be close enough so that its shadow can touch us and travel a long narrow path on the globe Meantime the dark new moon completely covers the dazzling face of the sun The biggest mystery is how our little moon can cover completely the face of the enormous sun. This is explained by sizes, which appear to grow smaller with distance. Actually the sun is 400 times wider than the moon and 400 times farther away. Seen from the earth, the 400 times smaller moon appears the same size as the 400 times more distant sun. Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntlngton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) OW] THAT'S THE THIRD -nME T BOUNCE? OFF THAT THAT CHAIR MUST NOT LIKE ME 2.-Z7 T CAN TELL BY THE WAY IT'S LOOKING AT ME BUGS BUNNY V OH-OH! HERE X. (_ COMES TH' y LANPLOPP.' C O HEY, O5SOOP! 1-3-1 yen? SETTIM' REAL PER SUPPER T'NISHT! ABOUT THIS TWO MONTHS SACK RENT YOU OWE.. BLONNE by chic young WHAT'S THE SOUP DUJOUR? THE SOUP THE DAY n i cv M-r: <0-3 THE SAME AS IT WAS YESTER-JOUR ARCHIE by bob montana THERE'S "WOLFIE" WILLIAMS WITH BETTY IN HIS CAR AGAIN THAT SWEET LITTLE BETTY IS BANANAS OVER YOU ARCHIE, DON T YOU REALIZE IS AWAY WITH YOUR HAGAR THE HORRIBLE dik browne Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER We have 1688 for the game today. Two 8's, a 6, and a 1. Using all four each time, but no other digits at all, you form expressions for consecutive numbers from one up. Any arithmetical signs may be used, but no summation or fractorial symbols. Don't forget both types of decimals, also powers and roots (no extra For example, 81 plus 6 minus 8 is a solution for 79. The limit without a break in continuity seems to be 100, with several tough solutions. I shall be glad to check solutions. Yesterday's answer: SHOPS was 10391 YOU KNOW TME No UrtTILTrlBSLlM OVER YAI2PARM. BEETLE BMLEY by wort walkgr YOU WILL SLOW 7HIN65 POWN -tfJc-'J 1 HAVE NO T OM1.V A TOOL w ABANDON HIS byalcapp 1UMBLEWEBK HAMHOCKER, WHY ARE YOU MASQUEftAPlNfr FOR Wim iNTORMATJON, H6 00Y, I HAPPEN TO PAKT6YFSYJ Z-Z7 ;