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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, January 7, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My mother used to have a recipe for sour cream she got from you. She said it was wonder- ful, but she has lost it. Could you send it to me? I use a lot of sour cream. Dear Reader She must mean the sour cream sub- stitute recipe from my book "What You Need to Know About Food and Cooking for Health (Viking You can find it and many other recipes to prepare low fat, low cholesterol foods in that book and hopefully your local library will have one or more copies of it. Many people like yourself do like sour cream, whipped cream and other foods that are normally high in fat. By using low fat dairy products and special recipes you can still have these things and not risk increasing your blood cholesterol or increas- ing the chances of having heart and vascular disease. The sour cream substitute receipe is typical of what you can do in the kitchen for your family. Just mix together cup of nonfat milk powder and Vi cup of cold water. Blend this with 8 ounces of uncream- ed cottage cheese, two teaspoons of lemon juice and teaspoon of salt. Keep it refrigerated until used. This recipe will give you lots of protein and calcuim, both good for most people. Dear Dr. Lamb I've heard that a sudden enlarge- ment of a mole can be a sign of cancer. Is this true? I'm 33 and have begun to notice several tiny moles that have appeared over parts of my body, and I'm sure they weren't there before. Is this anything to worry about? It has been suggested by doctors that two rather large moles, which I've had most of my life, be removed. Other doctors have said they shouldn't be touched. What is correct? Are there any serious conse- quences if a mole is nicked by shaving? Anything you can tell me about moles would be appreciated. Dear Reader A mole is really a new growth of skin, and it is usually a congenital growth. When they are brown it is because they contain lots of the cells producing the melanin pigment that causes sun tanning and freckles. Most moles are harmless, but they can be dangerous. Some become malignant melan- omas, a particularly nasty type of cancer. If a mole starts enlarging or showing any changes at all it should be surgically removed. Also, if it is in a location where it is being irritated by a belt or shaving or any other factor it should be removed. When it conies to moles I am a great believer in the old sur- gical dictum, "When in doubt, cut it out." I have never known anyone to have any problems from the surgical removal of a mole. I have seen people who have neglected new growth of moles and developed in- curable cancer. After reading similar remarks in one of my columns some time ago a woman went to her doctor who removed a mole that proved to be a maglignant melanoma. Her rapid response to the informa- tion and the prompt action of her doctors gave her a chance to survive. A good prevention program is to remove any moles that are in any way a possible site for future trouble. 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 losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Losing Weight" booklet. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF North-South vulnerable. North deals. NORTH 4853 J103 4AK8 WEST EAST 4J-7642 VJ543 KQ2 i8765 4Q105 SOUTH 4K109 f 10 The bidding: North East South West 1 V Pass 1 NT Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Four of 4. The Horse has the reputa- tion of being the world's fastest player. Some of his detractors maintain that his family crest consists of fly- ing fingers on a green baize background, with the motto: "Play in haste, repent at Recently he spent a brief period. in England and departed from those shores leaving several of his part- ners financially worse off for his visit. In deference to his hosts, The Horse agreed to play the weak no trump, 12-14 points. Since North was too strong to open one no trump, he started things off by bidding one heart, then raised The Horse's no trump response to two (a stretch by any stan- The Horse felt that his six-card suit and inter- mediates justified an attempt at game. East won the opening spade lead with the ace and returned the queen, and The Horse made the technically correct play of allowing East to win the second trick as well. Out of spades. East shifted to a low heart, and West's -jack was taken by dummy's king. In rapid suc- cession, declarer cashed the ace and king of clubs and, when West showed out, con- tinued with a low club to East's queen. This time, East shifted to a low-dia- mond. Suddenly, his predicament began to dawn on The Horse. He had only eight tricks and the ninth, the ace of hearts, languished in dummy with no entry. It was only fitting that he should end up one down. While The Horse could not afford to release his remain- ing heart stopper before con- Ceding a club (that would enable the opponents to de- feat him by cashing heart he nevertheless overlooked a line that would have kept his communica- tions intact. After winning the king of hearts, declarer must cash just one high club, then continue with the low club from dummy. East can win, but the contract is safe. The, high club serves as an entry to dummy's winning heart, and either the king of spades or ace of diamonds is declarer's entry to his own hand to cash the good clubs. Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 Your birthday today: Ushers in a rebuilding phase of your growth. Spiritual sen- sitivity enhances your ex- perience and gives you perspective as you work toward higher levels of knowledge. Facts you never learned or considered before become important now. Your relationships with those will- ing to grow with you thrive. Today's natives are enterprising, handle problems successfully. ARIES (March 21-April Push ahead on short-term ex- periments or calculated risks. Let somebody else be praised while you catch up on your ac- counts. Listen for useful infor-. mation. TAURUS (April 20-May Finally, you get action in places where it had been previously held up. Strive for career advancement. Friends and family are in a talkative mood and unintentionally spill your secrets. GEMINI (May 21-June Be ready to get out of your regular routines if possible. Almost any change of pace and scene is probably for the best. Be helpful and respond cheerfully. CANCER (June 21-July Look into any offer of finan- cial backing to see if it's genuine and acceptable. Put together a small party during your leisure time. LEO (July 23-Aug. Follow up recent social introductions while they're still fresh. Take today's teas- ing and heckling in stride. Be sure to keep any promises you've made. VIKGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. Consult medical and other professional specialists if you have any reason to do so. Relatives are in a good mood and will help out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Be on the go early. Speak to the right people and get further acquainted with them. Speculative and romantic interests collide and call for an answer soon. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Get away from routines for an invigorating expedition. Choose people for company who have something to say. Work can wait while you open- ly pursue romance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Live and let live today. Share the excitement of progress. Stick to your per- sonal budget despite the whimsical appeal of gadgets. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. The surest way to hold onto anyone now is to let go altogether. Make no effort to compete for attention. Little things done today contribute to future enterprises. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Include family reunions and business visits in your plans. Make reservations now for theater, sports or other events, upcoming enter- tainment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Let well enough alone as you perform routines in good spirits. Build your relationships slowly. Return- ing travelers talk; you can learn something new from them. Flashback By The CANADIAN PRESS 1-785 Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon crossing of the English Channel. 1827 Sanford Fleming, the Canadian who originated Stan- dard Time, was born. 1914 The first steamboat passed through the Panama canal. 1938 Joseph P. Kennedy was appointed U.S. am- bassador to London. Ask Andy THE HEART Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Richard Kansel Jr., age 13, of Wichita, Kan., for his question: What makes the heart beat? A healthy human heart beats lub dub, lub dub, all day and all night. It has its own built in pacemaker to start each pulsing beat. And the pacemaker has a partner to complete the cycle. These built in drummers are bundles of special nerves. Arid the whole thing works like a built in miracle. The heart is a muscular fist that contracts and relaxes with each pulsing beat. Its hollow inside has a central wall which divides it into two separate chambers. Each of these chambers has an up- stairs and a downstairs chamber with a sort of trap- door in the downstairs ceiling. The downstairs chambers are the ventricles. Those up- stairs are the atria, the plural of atrium. The right atrium has a system of valves and vessels to let in used blood from the veins and pump it up to be refreshed by the lungs. The left atrium has a similar system to let in fresh blood from the lungs and pump it out through the arteries. Obviously this neat opera- tion needs a complex pumping system. To make it work, various muscles must relax to let the blood flow into the heart and contract to push it out. Each complex beat is triggered by the sio-auricular node, alias the S-N node, alias the pacemaker. The pacemaker is a tiny, C- shape button. To start the beat, it sends a spurt of electrical impulses that cause the atria to contract and send their blood supplies through the trapdoor down into the relaxed ventricles. The spreading pacemaker im- pulses are captured and relayed by a nerve bundle called the atrioventricular node, alias the A-N node. The A-N node has nerve branches to carry the signals through the thick muscular walls of the two ventricles. They contract from the bot- tom, pumping blood up through the trapdoors and out through the atria. After each beat, the heart takes a brief moment to rest before the pacemaker triggers the next round of activity. The rate of the average heartbeat is about 70 times a minute. But the average is slower during rest periods and faster when the busy body needs more oxygen. These variations are signaled to the pacemaker by nerve networks in the spine and other parts of the body. Queitloni astod by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this easy addition stands for a par- ticular but different digit. There's a special connection between the values of the letters A and M here. With a little thought you should be able to discover what it is. Then the value of the letter F is obvious. So just get the FARM. MAN MAN _____A FARM Thanks for idea to H. J. Carver, Athens, Alabama. (Answer tomorrow) SNOuMUN (SEEMS TO LIKE REAP... HE 5 VERV FONP OF PC'ETivi' SHORT RIBS DID VOU HEAR THE NEWS? TEXAS OUT OP THE MOH! HI AND LOIS BY WAY, ARE YOU TO TAKE A BATH BEFORE OH, THAT DIDN'T COMB OUT RISHT, DID I i THINK: IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE AN OLD WRECK CLEANED UP AND MADE RESPECTABLE AGAIN BUGS BUNNY I CALLED YOU TO ___ I WEPA1K. MY TV SET L-GF BECAUSE 'YOU'RE HONEST AND IA YEAH... rim YOU WON'T FOOL AWOUND UNNECESSAWILY TO MAKE THE JOE. LAST 1 WHAT ARE YATRYIN DO...KEEP ME FROM EAKNIN'A DECENT LIVIN'.? AND YOU WONT PUT IN A LOT OF PARTS I DON'T NEED AND CHAR6E ME OUTWABEOUS PWICES TOR THEM I HOPE HE DOESN'T SLIDE OUT OF HIS SEAT MORE.MOBE-I LIKE PLENTY r OF BUTTER YOU HAVE ON MY POPCORN, PLEASE? ARCHIE S'MATTER, DOES IT PSYCH JUGHEAD.WOU OUT? ARE YOU AFRAID PLAYING (.YOU'LL GET CHESS OR I ROOKED HA.' YOU THE1 WRONG CHECK..' HAGAR THE HORRIBLE BEETLE BAILEY 1-lAvfeN'T VOL! APPEP COLUMN Of YET, ZERO? I'M JUST SETTING- STARTEP USE THE ADDING- MACHINE, SOLLY, WHAT'S FASTER ABOUT LI'L ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS BRLJTAUTHAN MURDER, BUT ITS PROFITABL6 -AND THAT JUSTIFIES IT.'.' THE ONLY WAY TO DRIVE our we DOSPATCHERS- TH6 NEXTMORNINS 0, WoapST I HAP A MARSHMAU.OW TO SOOTH MV FEVEREP ;