Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD Tueiday, June 23, 1970 THE DOCTOR'S MAIL-BAG Seek Actual Cause Of Chronic Sore 'i.j'oa By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprises Assn. i iiiiu .1 SUl'C tlll'Oi (or three months. My tonsi are out and blood count normal. My doctor is giving m antibiotic pills but I still If" the sore throat. Is there a tiling I can do for it? A A chronic soro thvuu may be caused by an allergj unro Eats Words OTTAWA (CP) Health Min Isler John Munro apologize Monday for saying Friday ou' side the Commons that the goi ernment was committed to so: toning sentences for possessio of marijuana. "I got carried away and wen too he told a hushed Com mons. He said Justice Minister Joh Turner was correct in sayin Friday that the governmen would consider softening Hi sentences to fines from jai terms. Mr. Munro said he wanted t express his regrets for his FT day statement outside the Com mons to the Commons, pres and people of Canada. Mr. Munro and Mr. Turne were interviewed outside th Commons Friday following til tabling of the interim report o the LeDain commission on Ui non-medical use of drugs. The health minister forecas that legislation would b presented at the next session o Parliament that would transfe marijuana regulation from tb Narcotics Control Act to th Food and Drugs Act. The legis lation could be brought in a early as Christmas. SPEAKS IN COMMONS In the Commons Friday, Mr Munro had said that the govern ment would consider the chang as well as making possession an offence subject to graduate fines rather than to a jail term "Well, that may be Mi Turner said when asked to com .ment on Mr. Munro's predic tion. "The government may di a number of things." He stressed that in his Com raons statement Mr. Munro hai used tie word "consider." Mr. Turner said he agreet with this but that there was no commitment to change. As well the existing laws against the possession of marijuana woulc continue to be enforced. Police Probe Continues At Hinton HINTON (CP) The RCMP have no intention of giving up an investigation into the disap- pearance of a three-week old baby, a spokesman said here. RCMP officers have been working along with the Hinton town police since Brian Ericfc son was reported missing by his mother May 24. Kidnapping has not been ruled out but the investigation has so far produced no solid leads, the source said. CHECK REPERCUSSIONS EDMONTON (CP) The physics and geology depart- ments at the University of Al- berta are operating six seismic stations around the Bennett Dam in northwestern British Columbia to determine reper- cussions resulting from the lake the dam will create. Scientists say that earthquakes and trem- ors can be caused by such lakes. in their JFirsteMovie! excessive alcohol or smoking, tuberculosis, leukemia and other less-common conditions. A further search for the cause is your best bet. Q My son is constantly clearing his tliroat. What could cause tills? A The most likely cause is a chronic laryngitis due to smog. Other causes include ex- posure to irritating dusts in his occupation excessive smoking, tuberculosis or cancer. An ex- act diagnosis is essential successful treatment. Q iUy doctor says I have achalasia. Can it be cured? A Achalasia or cardio- spasm is a failure of the mus- cles of the lower end of the esophagus to relax. The cause is unknown. You should eat liquid or bland, semisolid foods warmed to body temperature. Treatment with drugs is un- satisfactory. Forceful dilation of the lower esophagus gives the best hope for a cure. Q I am a woman, 40. I have syringomyelia. The mus- cles of my hands and arms i slowly withering. Can anytlu'ng be done for me? A The cause of this dis- ease of the spinal cord is un- known. The disease is char- acterized 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 for? What are its side effects? A Beta histine (Sere) is given for dizziness, 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 pros- tatitis. Can I catch it from him? A No. Only men get pros- tatitis. Most cases are not in- fectious 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, there- fore, habit-forming. Although it is manufactured with pheno- barbital, plain Pavabid is not habit-forming. Your Horoscope Bv JEANE DIXON PM Trudeau May Call Conference WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 Your birthday today: Har- mony is your aim in the year ahead. You must come to terms with your growing in- ner potential and changes around you. There may be things to do which have nev- er, until now, touched your life. Material success is rea- sonably assured, but is not 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 Turn 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 lor the moment you'll learn something. TAURUS (April 20 May Anything today, precipitates a discussion that goes on long past your endurance. Use the long talkfest to express your thoughts on many more sub- jects. Don't neglect your work. GEMINI (May 2t June Look carefully where you are going, keep moving straight along. Consult medical special- ists on any symptoms, or have a general checkup. CANCER (June 21 July This promises to be a full- specd ahead day of effective work. Get an early start and enjoy your achievements. Peo- ple beyond your usual reach are quite helpful. LEO (July 23 Aug. It is time to be silent and listen despite your strong urge to let the world know of your pro- gress. Attend your regular work with zest and good humor. VIK'GO (Aug. 23 Sept. You can prud e n 11 y call in friends, share your concerns and work out more effective programs. Avoid any public dis- agreements or confrontations. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Do not slight the details. At least have somebody else take a look as you go, so you miss nothing significant. Co-opera- tion is available for the asking giving. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. You can ease any tensions by consulting your inner self, your intuition. Cm-rent information is incomplete or outdated; pro- ceed on the basis of your feel- ings. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21) earnings are open to improvement soon, so put in full time. You have something to be thankful for and to pray about tonight. CAPRICORN (Dee. 22 Jan. Vigilance in travel and use of tools ad machinery is criti- cally important today. Y o u r physical participation in pro- grams is strongly indicated. Others react favorably to your refusal to be critical. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Fell. Follow an established pat- tern 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 Keep your remarks simple p-d to the point so that everybody can come to his own conclu- sions. Your program picks up some momentum as more de- tails are filled in. 1970, Ncwsday, Inc. TOM HE SLEEPS'ALL THE WAV HOME; MIDDLE-CLASS ANIMALS By Hugh Laidman Red River Valley Farmers Hit Hard OTTAWA (CP) Donald tlacDonald, president of the Ca- nadian Labor Congress, said Monday he is pleased that 'rime Minister Trudeau is pre- lared to call a national confer- :nce of government, labor and tusiness to work towards solu- ions of Canada's economic ircblems. Mr. Trudeau said over the veekend that Labor Minister :Jryce Mackascy is negotiating rith the CLC for such a meel- ig perhaps in September. "We trust that this meetiy; tvill not be convened on any spe- nfic preconditions and that it viU be prepared to deal with he economic situation as it ex- sts and give careful and objec- ve thought to any steps that may be said Mr. laeDonald in a press release. Mr. MacDonald also repeated CLC's position that it has one everything possible to co- operate with the Prices and In- sane Commission. But the c o m m i s s i o n had efused to stick to its terms of eference "to study and analyze 'ie problems of inflation, inslst- g instead on instant solutions hich brought about more harm ban good." "cA "Boy Warned Charlie'Brown" A JUTX-HU KMWl W1WIS HUMS A CiWVA UNTEB FAUS FMSWMXW NEXT. ATTRACTION College Cinema Vlassey Play Cut Short LONDON (CP) The play that brought veteran Canadian- born actor Raymond Massey back to London's West End after 32 years is to close July 4 after a'run of only seven weeks. Massey, now 73, received bou- quets from London 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 thea- tre-going. The play at the Duke of York was scheduled to run 16 weeks. FARGO, N.D. (AP) Farm- ers 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 vallej', which sweeps along the border be- tween North Dakota and Minne- sota, produces much of the United States durum wheat, used i'or macaroni and spa- ghetti. But rain has drenched a sev- en-county area in both states since the spring thaw. Many 'ields are too wet to plow, and roads to others are impassable. Cass County Agent Walter Ness said Friday the loss in that North Dakota county alone would be to He said a survey by the Cass County disaster com- mittee showed only 35 per cent of the planting in the county had been done, and one-half of that was wiped out by receat rains. NEARLY FOOT OF RAIN The U.S. weather bureau said more than 1114 inches of 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 depart- ment. Langen called it a "disaster and asked that the fed- eral government so recognize it with grants and emergency loans. He said 75 to 80 days re- main before frost can be ex- pected, an insufficient lime 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 millet, said Charles Peterson, county extension agent. BLONOIE-By Chic Young II 'M BKETI.E Mori Walker LI'L AJ Capp FOURTH EDMONTON (CP) The University of Alberta library has received its vol- ume, Notes of a Sporting Expe- dition in the Far West of Can- ada, 1047, by Frederick Ulric. The gift from the alumni asso- ciation made the U. of A. the fourth university in Canada to lave a library of or more. The others are McGill, Toronto and British Columbia. A FRIGHTFUL- -I MEAN FASCINATING I SPECIMEN.'.'- LET'S- JOIM MY I ANATOMY CLASS- MY BRILLIANT YOOWG INTERNE WILL HANG UP YOURSUIT- 1 MIND-I'LL I HANG IT UP MVSELF" BENNY THE. COURSE. HE CAN'T BEING A DETECTIVE RECALL BENNy DOESN'T WEAR MRK Bob Montana WHO NEEDS IT? DADW BOUGHT WE GOT A FAftAA SO VA SUPER- LEROY CAN "X MARKET LEARN ABOUT VAROUND GROWING FOOD THATS A A SOME WEIRD-LOOKIN'ICOWS ARE BORN ITS HORNS? ORNS.LEWW, AND NEVER HAVE 'EM.' SOME SHED WELL, THEIR HORNS.... AND OTHERS' THE. WE THERE'S LOTS COW OF DOESN'T IAVE HORNS: GOREN ON BRIDGE BV CHARLES II. GOREN Br TtH Tribmtl North -South vulnerable, West deals. NORTH A J6i' O K Q .1 1 WEST EAST AQ AKHT VKQJJSS4 071 0 3 5 .1 1 SOUTH 4A98532 O A 10 8 The bidding: Went North Ban Sonife DWe. Pass t A fas Pass Pass Opening lead: King of V South's hand was much too strong to merely contract for game when his partner made a vulnerable take-out double of West's preemptive open- ing 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 tnirap holding in the dummy was a distinct disappointment to the de- clarer. 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 normal 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 in- dicated 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 im- prove his prospects if West had a spade honor. The North hand was en- tered 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 per- mitting 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 re- gained 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 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 tc limit his loss in the triimj tuit to one trick. HI AND Dik 6ET THIS STO4ISKT. ARE >OU THREATENINS US? SHOKT KIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY I THOUGHT YA ALWAYS TOOK YER DOG FSRA WALK BEFORE SOIN' T BEP! BESIDES, HE'S ONLY A DOG...HE'LL NEVER KNOW THE WENCE! I BUT TDMIGHT 'M TOO TIREP!