Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 - THE lETHBRlDGE HERALD - Tuesday, June 23, 1970 THE DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Seek Actual Cause Of Chronic Sore \.j'oat By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, IM.D. Written for Newspr^ier Enterprises Assn. Q - I liavc had a sore throat for three months. My tonsils are out and my blood count is normal. My doctoi- is giving me antibiotic pills but I still have the sore throat. Is there anything I can do for it? A - A chronic sore thi'oat may be caused by an allergy, Your Horoscope Bv JEANE DIXON Munro Eats Words OTTAWA (CP) - Health Minister John Munro apologized Monday for saying Friday outside the Commons that the government was committed to softening sentences for possession of marijuana. "I got carried away and went too far," he told a hushed Commons. He said Justice Minister John Turner was correct in saying Friday that the government would consider softening the sentences to fines from jail terms. Mr. Munro said he wanted to express his regrets for his Friday statement outside the Commons to the Comimons, press and people of Canada. Mr. Muni'o and Mr. Turner were interviewed outside the Commons Friday following the tabling of the interim report of the LeDain commission on the non-medical use of drugs. The health minister forecast that legislation would be presented at the next session of ParUament that would transfer marijuana regulation from the Narcotics Control Act to the Food and Drugs Act. The legislation could be brought in as early as Christmas. SPEAKS IN COMMONS In the Commons Friday, Mr. Munro had said that the government \TOuld consider the change as well as making possession an offence subject to graduated fines rather than to a jail term. "WeU, that may be so," Mr. Turner said when asked to comment on Mr. Munro's prediction. "The government may do a number of things." He stressed that in his Commons statement Mr. Munro had used tile word "consider." Ml'. Turner said he agreed with this but that there was no commitment to change. As well, the existing laws against the possession of marijuana would continue to be enforced. excessive alcohol or smoking, tuberculosis, leukemia and other less-coimnon conditions. A fiul-her search for the cause is your best bet. Q - My son is constantly clearing his throat. What could cause this? A - The most likely cause is a chronic laryngitis due to smog. Other causes include exposure to irritating dusts ui his occupation excessive smoking, tuberculosis or cancer. An exact diagnosis is essential ior successful treatment. Q - My doctor says I have achalasia. Can it be cured? A - Achalasia or cardiospasm is a failure of the muscles of the lower end of the esophagus to relax. Tlie cause is imknown. You should eat liquid or bland, semisoUd foods warmed to body temperature. Treatment with drugs is unsatisfactory. Forceful dilation of the lower esophagus gives the best hope for a cure. Q - I am a woman, 40. I have syringomyelia. The muscles of my hands and arms ire slowly withering. Can anything be done for me? A - The cause of this disease of the spinal cord is unknot. The disease is characterized by a scattered loss of sensation and wasting of the involved muscles. Deep x-ray therapy over the spine helps some victims. Others are helped by the removal of part of some of the vertebrae in the affected region. Q - What Is Sere given lor? What are its side effects? A - Beta histine (Sere) is given for dizzmess, especially that associated' with Meniere's disease. It should not be taken by anyone with a peptic ulcer. In too large a dosage it may cause nausea or headache. Q - My husband has prostatitis. Can I catch it from him? A - No. Only men get prostatitis. Most cases are not infectious but are associated with enlargement of the prostate, prostatic stone or excessive use of alcohol. � � NOTE: In a recent column I stated that Pavabid contained a barbiturate and was, therefore, habit-forming. Although it is manufactured with pheno-barbital, plain Pavabid is not habit-forming. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 Your birthday today: Harmony is your aim in the year ahead. You must come to terms with your growing inner potential and changes around you. There may be things to do which have never, until now, touched your life. Material success is reasonably assured, but is nut the main issue. Today's natives are incined to live in the past, sometimes show self-denial in small things. Their general philosophy is optimistic. ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Tui-n detective and dig out those obscure facts you will need before the week is out. Take your time in travel. Let your family do the talking for the moment - you'll learn something. TAURUS (April 20 . May 20): Anything today, precipitates a discussion that goes on long past your endurance. Use the long talkfest to express your thoughts on many more subjects. Don't neglect your work. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Look carefully where you are going, keep moving straight along. Consult medical specialists on any symptoms, or have a genei-al checkup. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): This promises to be a full-speed - ahead day of effective work. Get an early start and enjoy your achievements. People beyond your usual reach are quite helpful. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): It is time t>o be silent and listen despite your strong urge to let the world know of your pro- Police Probe Continues At Hinton HINTON (CP) - The RCMP have BO intention of giving up an investigation into the disappearance of a three-week - old baiby, a spokesman said here. RCMP officers have been working along with the Hinton iovm police since Brian Erick-son was reported missing by his miother May 24. Kidnapping has not been ruled out but the investigation has so far produced no solid leads, the source said. CIIECK REPERCUSSIONS EDMONTON (CP) - The physics and geology departments at the University of Alberta are operating six seismic stations around the Bennett Dam in northwestern British Columbia to determine repercussions resulting from the lake tlie dam will create. Scientists say that earthquakes and tremors can be caused by such lakes. *nie '^anuts'Gang in their ^iirstcMoYle: tSm? by Unind r�otvtt Syndilol. 1' *c4'Boy;Named Charlie'Brown" TtCIWICaOR* A HAT1MAL CENEAAL PICTURES tOVX > CINEMA CEKIEn FILMS rBESEHTATON NEXT ATTRACTION College Cinema PM Trudeaii May Call G)nfereiice OTTAWA (CP) - Donald MacDonald, president of the Canadian Labor Ongress, said Monday he is pleased that Prime Minister Tinideau is prepared to call a national oanfer-ence of government, labor and business to work towards solutions of Canada's economic problems. Mr. Trudeau said over the weekend that Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey is negotiating with the CLC for such a meeting perhaps in September. "We tnist that this meeti-i^ will not be convened on any specific preconditions and that it will be prepared to deal with the economic situation as it exists and give careful and objective thought to any steps that may be necessai-y," said Mr. MacDonald in a press release. Mr. MacDonald also repeated to CLC's position that it has done everything possible to cooperate with the Prices and In-oome Commission. But the commission had refused to stick to its terms of reference "to study and analyze the problems of inflation, insisting instead on instant solutions which brought about more harm than good." Massey Play Cut Short LONDON (CP) - The play that brought veteran Canadian-bom actor Raymond Massey back to London's West End after 32 years is to close July 4 after a nm of only seven weeks. Massey, now 73, received bouquets from I^ndon critics for his performance in I Never Sang For My Father, a study of a father-son relationship by American playwright R o be r t Anderson. But a combination of factors, including the unusually long spell of hot weather, the soccer World Cup on television and London's three-day newspaper strike, caused a drop in theatre-going. The play at the Duke of York was scheduled to run 16 weeks. gress. Attend your regular work with zest and good humor. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept, 22): You can prud e n 11 y call in friends, share your concerns and work out more effective programs. Avoid any public disagreements or confrontations. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Do not slight the details. At least have somebody else take a look as you go, so you miss nothing significant. Co-operation is available for the asking -and giving. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): You can ease any tensions by consulting your inner self, your intuition. Current information is incomplete or outdated; proceed on the basis of your feel-mgs. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your earnings are open to improvement soon, so put in full time. You have something to be thankful for and to pray about tonight. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Vigilance in travel and use of tools ad machinery is critically important today. Your physical participation in programs is sh-ongly indicated. Others react favorably to your refusal to be critical. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 . Feb. 18): Follow an established pattern of action rather than fresh information, which is probably faulty. Your personal efforts are the most important factor at the moment. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Keep your remarks simple �i"d to the point so that everybody can come to his own conclusions. Your program picks up some momentum as more details are filled in. 1970, Newsday, Inc. PEANUTS 1 /^WOODSTOCK AN(A 1 EmeoiiM6 ON LITTLE / V PICNICS J ( BliTTMEN HE SLEEPS ALL^ X^THE WAV HOME/ MIDDLE-CLASS ANIMALS By Hugh Laidman Bi-JETLE BAII,EY-By Mort Walker Red River Valley Farmers Hit Hard FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Farmers along the rain-soaked Red River Valley face the loss of millions of dollars because they haven't been able to do their spring planting. The fertile valley, which sweeps along the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, produces much of the United States durum wheat, used for macaKmi and spaghetti. But rain has drenched a seven-county area in boUi states since the spring thaw. Many fields are too wet to plow, and roads to othei-s are impassable. Cass Comity Agent Walter Ness said Friday the loss in that North Dakota county alone would be .$8,000,000 to $10,000,000. He said a survey by the Cass County disaster committee showed only 35 per cent of the planting in the county had been done, and one-balf of that was wiped out by recent rains. NEARLY FOOT OF RAIN The U.S. weather bureau said more than 11% inches (rf rain has fallen since Jan. 1. Representative Odin Langen (Rep. Minn.) and Senator Wal- ter Mondale (Dem. Minn.) have called for emergency action by the U.S. agriculture department. Langen called it a "disaster area", and asked that the federal government so recognize it with gi-ants and emergency loans. He said 75 to 80 days remain before frost can be expected, an insufficient time to grow and harvest most crops. Some farmers in Minnesota's Marshall County already have turned to the more quickly growing crops of buckwheat and miillet, said Charles Peterson, county extension agent. FOURTH 1,000,000 EDMONTON (CP) - The University of Alberta library has received its 1,000,000th volume, Notes of a Sporting Expedition in the Far West of Canada, 1847, by Frederick LHric. The gift from the alumni association made the U. of A. the fourth university in Canada to have a library of 1,000,000 or more. The others are McGUl, Toronto and British Columbia. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN t� 197): Br TM CMcai* TrttaMI North-South vulnerable. West deals. NORTH O K Q J S WEST EAST A Q A K10 7 0 74 0 9531 4S54 A97S3 SOUTH AA9 8S32 V A72 O AM6 4,10 The bidding: West North �an Soaih 3^ Dble. Pasg 6 4 Pass Pass Paw Opening lead: King of C South's hand was much too strong to merely contract for game when his partner made a vubierable take-out double of West's preemptive opening bid of three hearts. Since a scientific investigation was not practical at such an advanced level, he decided to gamble out a slam by pro-ceeding directly to six spades. West opened the king ' of hearts and South won the trick in his hand with the ace. The anemic trump holding in the dummy was a distinct disappointment to the declarer. He would gladly have traded North's queen of clubs for the queen of spades. Inasmuch as declarer can discard his small hearts on North's club honors, South's sole concern was to limit his loss in the trump suit to one trick. The nonaal noicedurs with nine cards, is to play the ace and lead up to the jack. If the suit is divided evenly, or if East holds a singleton king or queen, the defense wins only one trick. West's preemptive bid indicated that he probably had a seven card suit, which made it unlikely that he held three spades. In fact, of the defenders, he was the one more likely to be short in that suit. South therefore decided to make an unorthodox play in trumps which might improve his prospects if West had a spade honor. The North hand was entered by ruffing a heart and the jack of spades was led. Thinking that declarer was about to take a finesse, East covered with the king. South played the ace and West dropped the queen. A club put dummy in again, a second club honor was cashed permitting declarer to discard his remaining heart 'and another spade was led. East put up the ten, but this was his only trick because South drew the seven of spades with the nine when he regained the lead and claimed the rest. Perhaps East should not have covered the jack of spades, particularly since the trump suit appeared to offer the only prospect for the defense to score any tricks- however, declarer earns our praise for a well calculated play. Observe that if West's lone spade is the ten, then the jack is the only lead that will enable South legitimately to limit his loss in the trumj suit to one trick. LI'L ABNER-By AJ Capp VOU'RE A FRIGHTFUL-\ -I MEAW FASCIMATIMQ SPECIMEN.'.'- LET'S- JOIN MV ANATOMY MV BRILLIANT VOUlOG ^ IMTERNE WILL HANG UP VOURSUIT- J-- .\fiCHIE- By Bob MonUna who \: .NEECJS it? daddv BOUGHT ) we got a farm so Va super leroy can ^ aaarket l^arhabolit \_around, eROWlN6F00D fTHE CORNER and animals.' ITS HORNS? THAT'S A iSOAAE WEIRD-LOOKIN'lCOWS ARq COW .'WHERE'S/ BORN WITHOUT iRNS.LEROYj AND NEVER. HAVE 'EM / -^-^ SOME SHED \ WELL,\ THEIR HORNS._ WH^T'Sy AND OTHERS A THE: WE DEHORN.'\REASON THERE'S LOTS hv/S COW OF REASONS .'y/ DOESN'T lAVE HORNS^ HI AND LOiS-By Dik Browr,^ ^ CAN'T BOSS A1E COUNTRy.'! I'LL LEAVE HOME/ I'tV-CO-MY OWN,. I'U--you BETTER OR / LET A^E ^ GET THIS STRAI6HT. ARE .A VOU THREATEN INS SHORT RIBH-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY 1 THOUGHT VA ALWAYS TOOK YER DO& FER A WALK BEFORE GOIN' T' I^EP!