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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LAWftENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Readers have cures for plantar warts Dear Dr. Lamb I was very Interested in the letters con- cerning plantar warts in the paper. For a number of years, I was plagued with them and had every conceivable treatment for them. They were cut out slow- ly, cut out quickly, burned out with a variety of acids, cauter- ized, x-rayed (to the time of a treataaant) and even ultra- eound was tried. After an ex- tensive surgical removal, which kept me on crutches and in and out of a hospital for three months, they grew back again. I was convinced nothing short of amputation would rid me of them. (I had nightmares about getting plantar warts on iny My husband was a medical student at the time and finally agreed to "search" for a cure. He found it in "The British Jour- nal of Dermatology, It paste of 20 per oil, 20 per cent seven days, I "plaster" and consisted of cent linseed podophyllin in a base of lano- lin. It was applied to the wart for seven days, covered and kept dry the entire time. After removed the left it alone. Three months later I was com- pletely free of warts, and have been to this day nine years later. We have since recommended it to others who had other un- successful treatments, and it worked for them too. When I think of all the money, time and pain that was wasted on these other treatments, I shudder. The only problem I have now is. a very sensitive scar from one of the surgical excisions. Please pass this tip on to other "victims" and dermatolo- gists alike. The entire cost of this "miracle cure" was one dollar! Here's hoping everyone can be "plantar wart" free and painlessly so! Dear Reader You won't be surprised to know that 1 re- ceived a long list of cures for warts, and I am glad to have yours. It is included here so various readers troubled with this problem can try it or ask their doctor if he wants to try it. I was interested to know that many of the cures suggested included covering up the wart in some type of seal over a length of time. One of the sug- gested cures was to cover the wart with collodion for 10 days. Of course there were numerous suggestions about the use of li- quid nitrogen which some doc- tors use with success. While some of the treatments that have been suggested are very good, I must caution that some apparent cures are the result of spontaneous disappear- aace of warts which can, and sometimes does, occur. Dear Dr. Lamb The com- plicated procedures doctors use to move plantar warts is a disgrace. MSy daughter had had these warts all over her feet and they were removed several times by our doctor but always came back. Each re- moval left big scars. Then she got several on her face. I read about a mixture that sounds ridiculous but we tried it and it works just a few drops of spirits of camphor mixed with ordinary balding soda. I don't know why, but after three days she bad no more Please put this in your newspaper articles and let your readers decide for them- selves. Thank you. Dear Reader Okay. But if it's a wart on the face I'd be happier if it was tried under a doctor's supervision, if at all. 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 balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same- address and ask for "Balanc- ed Diet" booklet. Your horoscope Monday, May 14, 197) THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD 9 By JEANE DIXON TUESDAY, MAY 15 Your birthday today: Con- solidation is your theme this year. You have a great deal to do. Unsuspected talents come alive. Relationships adapt themselves to your needs. Today's natives are thrifty and have a rich im- agination and a sense of po- etry. ARIES (March 21-April If you have put aside cash or other resources, there is a chance to make a good invest- ment. Keep dealings confiden- tial. TAURUS (April 20-May Realize that just having done this well thus far is in itself an achievement. Let finances stay pretty much as they are. Loved ones need you. GEMINI (May 21-June Young people attract attention and perhaps, concern. You have much to discuss before decid- ing what course to follow. CANCER (Jnne 21-JuIy Positive, cheerful behavior at- tracts response in kind. See what can be organized for edu- cational diversions. LEO 23 Aug. Everybody's willing to discuss your situation, but little of their advice is useful. Sort 'things out, then follow your own judgment. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. In being firm with associates, be consistent. Restrain your- self. Their reservations may be meaningful. Listen and learn. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Fi- nances come under scrutiny today. Simplify what you keep and dispose of what you don't want. You need clarity as to what's appropriate. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 N.ov. Your business talent is at a peak along with some deserved lucky breaks. On the other hand, be wary of how you spend your money. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Avoid arguments. Bring selected companions to sports events or pastimes, if not al- ready accompanying somebody important. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Travel is featured. Friends are likely to speak listen before reacting. Solve some personal mystery. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Indications of increasing earning power are showing. Do what you've agreed to do. Work overtime if necessary. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Personal ventures are favored. Get to only the people who can help the causes you believe in. Speak frankly. 1973, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan PONY EXPRESS PACKAGE FOR C.CLAYi EUREKA! ITS CATALOG- K-IPL -CM NEVER err NO MAIL Pi-uwss- BLONDIE-By Chic Young Ask Andy OH, THAT'S DELICIOUS.' YOU'LL UKE IT.' THIS BEEF AU JUS BORPSLAISE WELL, FIRST YOU TAKE rA SLUS OP HAMBURGER- i BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN phere has cleared a bit since the first round and It has been deter- mined from North's two heart bid that South's mediocre holding packs considerable power. The three bid Is, of course, not forc.'ng and, In view of the first round pass, may be made with dii Unct confidence. Q. 2 Neither vutoerable, as South you hold: 4A753 OAK4 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North 1 V BWe. 3 34 Pass T What do you bid now? Your distribution !s Dot at all attractive, for your short suit will almost surely du- plicate partner's short suit. Allow- ance should be for a slightly aggressive move by partner in an effort to contest the adverse part effort It is true that a gama might be missed by such caution, but we consider it the best long run procedure. Q. Soutfe, vulnerable, you hold: 4AKI074 010976 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 O Pass 1 4 2 NT Pass What do you bid now? diamonds. You have sufficient values to accept part- ner's invitation but due to the Slightly unbalanced nature of your holding it is advisable to probe for a suit contract first. If North, returns to three no trump, you can relax, but if he bids three spades you will go on to four. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: A 6 87207 J10 9 The bidding has proceeded: Sooth West North East l <9 14 Pass Pass What do you bid now? This is the ap. Stored method r reopening the bidding with a strong hand. The double is superior to a heart rebld because it offers the addi- tional chance for finding a club fit, if partner has something la In that suit. Q. 5 Neither vulnerable, as South yo" hold: 0324K107S The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 4 Pass 1V 14 3 Pass What do you bid now? clubs. North opened (he bidding and jumped, and you have the equivalent of an opening bid which places your side in the slam range. A Jump raise de- scribes your values perfectly and alert partner to bid six clubs !f he has the necessary Controls in spades and diamonds. Q. 6-As South, not vulner- able, you hold: 4762 VKQ1097J 05 The bidding has proceeded: North East South 3 NT Pass What action <3b you take? hearts. Opposite hand containing 25 points you could hardly miss making a slam. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4873 OKQ103 432 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East IV 14 DWe. 1 NT Pass Dble. 2 4 7 What do you bid now? Despite the fact that It would be cheap to do so you must refrain from bidding 4wo dia- monds. Partner apparently has the opposition on the run and ehould not be deprived of the opportunity of doubling tw.o clubs should bis hand; bi suitable for that purpose. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 484 OQ76 Hie bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 V Pass 2 0 Pass 2 Pass 4 0 Pass T What do you bid now? the previous round of bidding you were obliged to indi- cate a minimum, holding, tha u a matter of fact it appears that your hand Js considerably above minimum. The queen of diamonds has become promoted. Your as- sets are all gilt-edged. K partner has control of tbe spade suit, you should have a good chance for slam. The recommended bid is five clubs at this point Partner will surely construe this as an ace showing bid with a suggestion of some holding in diamonds. nay then do as he chooses. Komodo dragon Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Dale Denton, age 11, of Gastonia, North Carolina, for his ques- tion: Is the Komodo dragon related to the monitor lizards? Naturally he does not qualify with the fire' spitting, flying dragons of legend. They were nightmares created by human imagination. The Komodo dra- gon is an honest-to-goodness real live animal, ten feet long and packed itn 300 pounds of muscular might. After zoologists studied him for several years, they classified him as a moni- tor lizard. So far as we know, the so called dragon is the giant of the monitor family Varanidae and largest of all the lizards. The monitors are large, long lizards with tapering tails and toothy, tapering snouts. Their tough reptile skins have quite small scales. Though their legs are widely spaced, they are much stronger and faster than other lizard legs. The long slinky monitors remind one of ttrenr snaky relatives. So do the long snaky tongues that dart from their giant jaws. Around 1900, it seemed likely that aU of the large monitor lizards had been discovered. Various species had been known in Africa and Asia for ages and century or so ago other monitor kinfolk were identified in the region of Australia. The 25 or so known species ranged from about four to more than seven feet in length. Then, in 1912, a Dutch ship returned from a voyage among some lonely Pacific islands be- tween Borneo and Australia. On board there were five strange animals that just had to be enormous lizards. They had been captured on Komodo, a mere island on the map. The world of science was agog. No- body imagined that these ama- zing lizards existed. The huge long body and his weird darting tongue reminded people of the legendary dragon of old. He becamse known to one and all as the Dragon of Komodo, alias the Komodo dra- gon. Zoologists studied and hes- itated for a while to classify tarn. In 1'326, a party of experts studied the dragon lizard on Komodo and found his kinfolk living secluded lives on three other ocean isles Padar, Kintja and Flores. Studies of the great lizards in their native habitats verified them as mon- itors. They now are classified with 30 or so known species of the lizard family Varanidae. The islands of the dragon liz- ards have plenty of warm bare rocks, a few pine trees and scrawny patches of tall tough grasses. The fast and cunning hunters pursue the native boars and wild cattle. After the world of science adjusted to the reat monitor, his species was traosd back through the ages. Tis ances- tors shared the continents with the dinosaurs and left their fossilized bones to prove it. About 60 million years ago, when the climate was milder, ftie dragon monitors enjoyed life in Wyoming. Nobody knows why their numbers dwindled or why the few survivors retreated to reanote islands. Some suspect that perhaps they were driven from the continents by the same events that wiped out the dinosaurs. But nobody can prove it Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hnntington Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS May 14, 1973 r i t i s h seamen began leaving their ships in a countrywide strike. Anglican and United Church commit- tees agresd on principles of union. state of Israel was proclaimed. Home Guard was formed in Britain. won inde- pendence from Spain. PONT A THIN0 IM THE TRAINING MANUAL.-CM LI'L ABNER-By Andy Capp -BUT NEITHER IS THE. STORE.-KHEPER.'.' MISTAKES GO UP FASTER. THAN HIS PRICES.r YAKAPUMCTURE. WILL WORK OM BOTH B.JT I WARM VOU IT WILL. THAT HOUSEWIFE ISN'T PRICES DOUBLEP SINCE VESTERDAY Bob Montana Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER ARCHIE, YOUR BALL WENT IN THE UNDER THAT WAITING ON THE A FOR HIS HRST CART.' WOULD BELIEVE WE RAN INTO SPIRO ASNEW? TO LEND HIS H! AND LOIS-By Dik Browne I BOUSHT THIS DARLINe DRESS ON SALE TOPAV; DEAR. DO you MIND? Harry breathed deeply. "It's great out he said. "But why don't you keep a cow or "Not worth it. I'm quite happy with only" a few hogs and replied M3ke. "That's 90 legs and 37 heads in stock." How many hogs did he have? (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: Magic Square had numbers 5 to 20 inclusive. Mr. Hunter answers an let- ters: ideas welcomed. Z THINK IT'S NICE THAT PADDV DOESN'T SPENDS ON HE SAYS HE DOESNT I KNOW BETTER 5W4 SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browne THI5 TRADE WITH THE CAPITALISTIC U.5. OF A. ISA.SOOD WHAT DO WE SIVE THEM IM RETURN? CHINESE JUNK1. BUGS BUNNY SYLVESTER, YOU CLEAN IN HERE!