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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, 23, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I have a heart condition and use Digox- in daily and quinidine. The quinidine price is very high, having increased 50 per cent in a few months. Your column indicates potassium helps prevent heart irregularities, which, if I un- derstand correctly, is also the purpose of quinidine. My question is, can potassium be used as a sub- stitute for the quinidine? If yes, would the cost be cheaper? Dear Reader The potassium will help prevent heart irregularities if a person is low on potassium. It is sometimes prescribed when a person is taking digitalis medicines such as Digoxin and also for people taking diuretics to eliminate excess salt and fluid, or in the treat- ment of high blood pressure. When the potassium level is normal, taking excess potassium will do nothing to prevent heart irregularities. By contrast, quinidine has a direct drug like effect on the heart muscle fibers and changes their irritability in such a manner that irregular contractions or beats are less likely to occur. So while both are useful in specific cases of irregularity of the heart, they do not have the same actions and cannot be substituted at will, one for the other. I wish it were so, then I could simply advise patients to use more orange juice and fruits rather than taking quinidine and similar medicine when needed. Dear Dr. Lamb I would like to ask you a question. I am a lactovegetarian, using milk and lots of cheese, no meat or fish at all. I read an article by another doctor, which said that one important amino acid is mis- deal 24 years ago. I take a dai- ly vitamin tablet and 800 units of vitamin E every day. What do 1 lack that I could get from meat and what should I take to get the missing amino acid? Dear Reader The protein in milk does contain all the es- sential amino acids those that the body cannot manufac- ture from other amino acids. That, plus its calcium content, is why milk is such good food for growing bodies. I would think that you really have no problem as far as amino acids, protein or calcium in- take. Vegetarians as a group tend to live longer than their meat eating contemporaries. Many of them tend to weigh less eliminating or decreasing the problems of diseases associated with obesity, such as heart disease. I am not strong on recommending all varieties of cheese in the diet because processed cheese may have 80 per cent of its calories as fat and half of that is saturated fat believed to contribute to heart and vascular disease. For this reason I usually recommend low fat or un- creamed cottage cheese which is an excellent source of both protein and calcium without adding fat to the diet. I don't think it is a bad idea to take one simple daily all purpose vitamin tablet. Many people do not have adequate diets and such a practice may actually help in these situations. Vegetarians usual- ly get all the vitamins they need because vegetables, fruits and cereals are major sources of vitamins. Most meat is actually poor in many of the needed vitamins. So you are not losing much there. The Your horoscope lyJtamDiiM FRIDAY, JAN. Z4 Your birthday today: Early plans turn out more theoretical than practical and you spend months rearranging, adjusting, then finally hit on more realistic methods in the latter hall of the coming year. Much is gained in the process wonderful moments of good feeling. Relationships thrive despite your rush schedules. Today's natives are partial to unconventional, original schemes. ARIES (March 21 April Formal notice arrives, or ordinary communications take on profound importance for the short term. Romantic appeal is high, particularly at a distance. Reach out for con- tact. TAURUS (April 20 May There's so much energy available that you and others scatter pieces even further as you attempt to put them together. Give everybody a full chance to reevaluate situations. GEMINI (May 21 June Today's natural tendency is to display deep feelings or reveal their absence. You can't fake it, so don't try. Concentrate on matters that require no decision making. CANCER (June 21 July Listen instead of getting your story in first. You will be ahead and learn something too. The usual temptation is to take on more than you can handle. LEO (July 23 Aug. Older seek attention, aren't'so willing to give it. Be a shining example of good fellowship. Welcome as many friends as can be accom- modated to share in your pastimes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Romantic and other fanciful qualities come to the surface. If you can have the day off for fun and frolic, do so. If not, keep things very simple and at minimum levels. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Troubleshoot, make a general search for mislead possessions. Taken lightheartedly, this can be a memorable day. Promotion of business interests is not favored. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Endless rounds of discus- sion are later found to have gotten nowhere. Accept it all as rehearsal or exercise; just don't sign any irrevocable agreements. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Patience and tolerance as others shout! Your turn comes later and will be more effective. What is said now has been long in preparation but still isn't in final form. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. As long as it's only talk, fine. Don't prod anybody into action or call a bluff. Leave all issues open for future negotiation. You can reorganize better in the evening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. The mood of the day has a picnic quality. Make plenty of notes; there'll be details to confirm or revise later. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Emotionally satisfying pastimes, nostalgic talk of old times are a pleasure. Routines of maintenance and repair are emphasized. Avoid serious changes, policy decisions. sing, that can only be found in main contribution of most meat. I am 54 and in excellent health, havir-j started on this cuts of meat to the diet is real- ly in helping to provide the daily intake of protein. Ask Andy Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF East- West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH 4AK842 WEST V8732 EAST VJ104 4108532 SOUTH 49653 AQ2 4KJ The bidding: North East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 4 5 V 6 Piss South West 3 Pass 4 NT Pass 5 Piss 5 NT Pass 6 NT Dble. Pass Opening lead: Two of spond. South's bid of four no trump was Key-Card Blackwood, in which the king of trumps counts as an ace, and North's response show- ed either 0 or 3 Five diamonds asked about' the trump queen and five hearts denied holding it but con- firmed a five-card spade suit. Five no trump asked part- ner to show another feature, and six diamonds promised the king.' Rubin thought he was closing the auction with his bid of six no trump, and West's double came as a wel- come surprise. Declarer won the opening heart lead in his hand, and one glance at his side's com- bined assets made it clear that West's double had to be based on holding all four missing spades. Thus, Rubin led a low spade at trick two and, when West followed with the seven, he played the eight from dummy. When this won the trick, he simply conceded a spade and By winning the Reismger the rest Ko[ the Board-a-Match Team event at the recent American Con- tract Bridge League Fall Nationals, held in San Antonio, the squad of Ira Rubin (Paramus, Fred Hamilton (Madison Hts., tricks. Note that it would not have helped West to play a spade suit can always be brought in for one loser. At rubber bridge, it is al- ways correct to take the Mich.) Erik Paulsen (Culver plav in des tor it City Cal.) and Hugh -Ross guarantees the contract Cal.) qualified for againgt de division the trials to select the U.S. except four des with team for the 1976 Bermuda East, when two tricks raust Bowl and World Olympiad alwavs be ,ost. But at board. matches. They had qualified a.match, where scoring 30 bottom of 11 teams for the points less on a board than Reismger final, and would the Opponents would mean not have reached that stage losing the boardi safet were it not for this hand. play cannot bc afforded. As soon as Hamilton, Had West passed, Rubin North, opened the bidding would undoubtedly have with one. spade, Rubin was started by playing a high determined to drive to slam, spade, which would allow Though his jump to three him to make all thirteen spades was, an underbid, theoretically, it was quite safe, since it was forcing and North would have to rc- tricks if spades split 2-2. On the actual division, how- ever, he would have gone down one. Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kathy Stewart, age 12, of Winston Salem, N.Ci, for her question: How far does the earth travel from July to December? In six months, the earth has time to travel half its yearly orbit around the sun. Its average orbital speed is es- timated to be 18 V'z miles per second and naturally we go along on the trip. But this is not the whole story. Far from it. Meantime our whirling world spins on its axis and also travels with the sun on a star trek through the galaxy. The 12 months fit into the calendar year, and the year is based on the time it takes the earth to complete one orbit around the sun. For those of us who yearn to travel, it's nice to know that the orbiting earth whizzes us around the sun at an average speed of 600 m.p.h. This means that each 24 hour day we travel an orbital distance of about miles around the sun. The total distance around the earth's orbit is about 595 million miles. This is the dis- tance we travel in one year, so naturally we would expect to travel half this distance between July 1 and Dec, 31. However, things do not work out quite this way. As we know, the months are uneven. Some have 30 days, some have 31 and one has 28, plus an extra on leap years. When we count them up, we find that the second half of the calendar year has three more days than the first half, and two more on leap years. Since we travel more than one and a half million miles every 24 hour day, we have time to go several million miles farther during the second half of the year. Meantime our dizzy old planet also spins on its axis, making about 'one complete turn every 24 hours. During the yearly orbit, we make 365 and one quarter rotation turns. Meantime our solar system is embarked on a most fantastic spin through the Milky Way. On this part of the heavenly, hoedown, the son, the planets and their moons travel together in neat formation. The average speed is es- timated to be or more than a million miles during a 24-hour day. It takes us about 200 million years to complete one of these circuits through the starry galaxy. So during an ordinary stay at home day we spin around with the earth, travel more than one and a half million miles around its orbit, plus more than a million miles through the galaxy. From July 1 to Dec. 31, we repeat this fantastic mileage 184 times. Quwtlonf Mked by chil- dren of Herald rtadtra should nulled to Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) I KNEW I HEARP A NOISE.' 1 KNEU) SOMEONE WAS IN THE HOUSE! SNOOPY, 6ET UP.1 A BUR6LAR STOLE OUR TV SET.'.' SHORT MBS ORA6 HIM OVER HERE 0V THE ANP I'LL BITE HIM ON THE LE61 MAV THE FLEAS Of IO.OOO CAMELS NEST IN SOUR MAY ALL YOUI? RLW OFF WITH THE SULTANOP 6ASWDAD. MAY ALL VOUR OIL FIELDS PEY (JR HI MID LOIS THAT'S i APPRECIATE WANTlNe TO HELP, GRANDPOF? BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO MAKE BREAD BEFORE DINNER. BUGS BUNNY YER CHECK, YOU TWO ARE GETTIN T' BE REGULAR. THIS IS TH' THIRD TIME YA BEEN IN THIS SHE SAYS THE ROOD IS SO BAD SHE COESNT HAVE ANY TROUBLE STAYING ON HER HER NAME IS MRS. CHIPS NO-HE LEFT HER SUTCAN SHE TALK? ARCHIE I AAA SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC EYE- PROBABLY AN ACUTE CASE OF THE LATE, L ATI MOVIES WHY THE DARK. GLASSES; ...SO YOU CAN SLEEP IN 1 MY DOCTOR SAID I I SHOULD NOT LOOK AT AMYTHINQ BRIGHT.' WELL, WITH YOUR CAN TAKE THEM OFF I HAGAR THE HORRIBLE Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter You didn't have to be told twice! Each letter stands for a different digit, so what must the SIRENS be? SCRAM SAM T H E M'S THE ilu TELL You WHAT We I WE NEED A BACK To IF WE