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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am not a Dhysician or a member of the but I do have a right to Tiy personal opinions I feel the AMA and the FDA are working together to bar the God-given right of any individual the use of vitamins to supplement the lifeless food now pushed down the throats of the consumer. I feel the use of natural vitamins in high dosage which you people say is harmful is as opposed to the synethetic ones the AMA and the FDA take into consideration. I am led to believe the AMA will not be satisfied until it can get all vitamins under prescription to get their cut of the business and to keep people from staying healthy by taking natural vitamin supplements if they choose to do so Dear Reader you are entitled to your even if it is based on misinformation. Your views represent a segment of the public who do not really understand vitamins and are often victimized by commercial interests The recommendations for the amount of vitamins we should get are not set by the AMA or the your first bit of misinformation they are set by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science's National Research Council supported by the federal government This organization has nothing to do with the direct fee for service practice of medicine So you are very far off the truth Their main goal is to set standards to ensure the good health of the public and to protect the public from unfair and often untruthful promotion Your attitude represents a sort of widespread paranoia about the medical which all too often is based on ignorance That is what makes people like you an easy mark for the propaganda of profit making commercial interests The AMA and the FDA are not against people having vitamins another misrepresentation One of the first acts of the FDA was to be sure that vitamin preparations in contain the needed amounts of vitamins and not substandard amounts that mislead the public. Doctors and the FDA are all for people getting natural vitamins and because the best natural vitamins are in good wholesome it is usually recommended that the best way to get these is by eating a proper diet instead of pill- popping or paying through the nose for so-called natural vitamins promoted by commercial interests In those cases where a person cannot get sufficient vitamins in their then vitamin supplements are commonly recommended Under periods of for example during it is common for doctors to recommend vitamins and minerals. are wrong about natural vitamins not being harmful in large as opposed to synthetic vitamins. Let me give you a classic example The polar bear liver is loaded with vitamin just about as natural a source of vitamin A as you can get. So is the halibut liver If you eat much of either you can get deathly ill and can even die from the effects Many such cases are well documented Excessive amounts of either vitamin A or D can have adverse effects. The excessive D can cause dissolving of the bones and other problems perhaps you should consider these points and start asking yourself why you are so hostile to groups that are trying to help you and protect your health from crass commercial interests That is the significant question Flashback Queen Victoria gave royal assent to the British North America Act 107 years ago today in 1867 and Canada became the first dominion of the British Empire the following July 1. The BNA Act was periodically amended in on Canada's to clarify Dominion-provincial alter representation in and so forth 1819 The first steamship to cross the the left for Liverpool where it arrived June 20 Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN t TM Cklcwe North-South vulnerable South deals. NORTH 1085 V 1064 0 AKQ82 Q10 WEST EAST Q72 A 4 Q872 V AK J5 OJ6 0 10 753 49732 KJ86 SOUTH AK J963 93 0 94 4 A54 The South West North East 1 Pass 20- Pass 2 Pass 3 4t Pass 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening Two of If you were traveling from New York to you wouldn't normally choose to go via San Francisco. In the rounda- bout way can be the surest. Once North supported his South's hand revalued to 17 points. Since his part- ner had bid voluntarily at the there was no question that the combined resources were sufficient to warrant venturing to four West led the deuce of East won the king and ace and continued with a third round of which declarer ruffed. There was no problem if trumps divided for declarer could then draw trumps and play on and he would be assured of the con- tract no matter how the re- Ill maining cards lay. So de- a pessimist by considered his chances if the trumps broke 3-1. Even if h e had to 4ose a trump South saw that he still could make the con- tract if the diamonds were 3- 3. After cashing the ace-king of he could play three rounds of discarding a low club On the fourth diamond he would discard his remaining low club as the defender with the high trump and the only losers would be two hearts and a trump But those odds were still not good enough for declar- er. After some he developed a line that would succeed against a 3-1 trump break and a 4-2 diamond di- vision The method involved conceding a trump trick aft- er establishing dummy's dia- monds. After cashing the ace of declarer took dum- my's king and queen of dia- monds. He led a low dia- mond from dummy and ruffed with the king of spades West's discard was dia- mond suit was now set and the ten-eight of trumps served as an entry to the table. Declarer led a low trump and the defenders were without recourse. West could win the but de- clarer would win any enter dummy with the ten of in the process draw- ing West's remaining and take two club discards on the ace and the low dia- mond. Ask Andy ROCK MELTING Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Shawn age of for his question Is it possible to melt Yes this is possible. In rock melting goes on all the time. People do a lot of it. The earth does even more and some even happens in the air above our heads And astronomers suspect that a little rock melting ruined the tail of the comet Kohoutek. It is thought that the heat of the sun coated the comet with molten material that prevented streams of gaseous particles from escaping the earth's rocks do not melt at everyday t' not even in the id tropics. This is because i earth's surface is cool enough to freeze them solid. At high the rocky minerals melt and become thick molten hotter than hot. At still higher they may turn to fumes and steamy gases We are told that our entire world is built from about 100 chemical elements. The basic atoms of each element are all alike In the earth's gold and a few other elements occur in almost pure nuggets and nodules Chemical compounds are made of molecules that are packages of assorted atoms. Almost all of the earth's rocky crust is made up of about different mineral compounds The average rock sample is a mixture of several mineral compounds Each rocky mineral has its own melting temperature For tin melts when it gets more than twice as hot as boiling water. The melting point of silicon is almost five times as hot as molten tin Since most rocks are mixtures of several the ingredients melt and separate at different temperatures. As the molten mixture the minerals also freeze solid at different temperatures. The most dramatic rock melting goes on down inside the earth. The average thickness of the earth's rocky crust is about 40 miles. It is somewhat like a shattered into about six major and many smaller sections called plates. Where two plates rub pockets of molten rock called magma may form deep below the surface. Now and mysterious stresses cause the magma to erupt in rivers of lava and fiery clouds of gases. On the the molten lava soon cools to form granites and other igneous rocks. We are told that the infant earth was a mass of molten material. As it its lighter materials formed the solid crust The Bronze Age of human history began when people made tools and weapons of bronze. This alloy of copper and tin must be or in furnaces that are four or five times hotter than boiling water Our major metals are iron and steel so we live in the Iron Age And some of our blast furnaces reach temperatures of degrees Fahrenheit t Meantime the spaceways of the Solar Systems are populated with large and small meteors made from planetary materials Every thousands of them collide with the earth. As the average meteor falls through the it generates heat like a match striking sandpaper. The fiery heat from its molten minerals looks for all the world like a falling star. QuMtlont by chil- dren of Hvrald mailed to Atk P.O. Box. Huntlngton California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon MAY 23 Your birthday Exploration of broader possibilities fills most of the then you finally reach the stage where you put forth an extra effort to consolidate your progress and cash in on it Plan big. refuse to settle for less than you've earned. Relationships thrive beyond all bring many memorable moments Today's natives are tend to overconcern with precision or its often much given to extensive travels. ARIES 21-April Associates continue being helpful while older people pose encroach on your working time. You'd be wise to set limits on troublesome issues. TAURUS 20-May Money isn't as much a problem as personal cooperation Routines are subject to interruption. Older people add worries Fun with figures We have 3356 for the game today. Two a and a 6. Using all four each but no other digits at you form expressions for consecutive numbers from one up. You may use any arithmetical but no summation or factorial symbols Don't forget regular and also powers and roots extra For 35 plus 6 minus 3 is a solution for 38. The limit without a break in continuity seems to be 81 A short game with some tough solutions. I'll be glad to check and will send hints to help m future games if requested. Yesterday's HOOCH was 10031. GEMINI 21-June You need to know just what your resources are and what you're buying with them Rescale your budget according to current cost of living Serenity tides you over all predicaments. CANCER 21-July Think about your health and its protection Overdoing is to be avoided. Family worries eventually resolve themselves relax LEO 23-Aug. Sidestep any involvement with secret activities. Friends and close relatives intend no slight or put-down they're just busy VIRGO Take the attitude that you will have a good use for all resources in the near future. Keep them intact. Ideas promise results soon LIBRA 23-Oct. The short-term local outlook lends itself to confusion. Highly impersonal advisors offert long-range perspective Step up and take your pick SCORPIO 23-Nov. Partnerships or family ventures move forward but no major changes should be attempted. Concentrate on familiar established methods. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Home and family well-being rises as everyone shares the responsibility. Outsiders can manage their own affairs unattended. CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Your efficiency improves as you find a more direct way of getting results Pace your efforts to avoid mental postpone physical chores where you can. AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Your new ideas clash with the opinions and habits of others. Courtesy is essential along with an extra allowance for straying attention. PISCES 19-March Money spent today is a subtle form of investment. Those you love bring on added concerns. It's a complex day of many brief moods. -BUT W TASTE RUNS MORE TO TUESDAV WELD. LIKE TO LEAVE AM HOUR LATER.'.' j NEXT gati- I'VE BEEN IfclTlK FOR. f-ASAvae IT MOULD LESS PAINFUL. TO STAy IN AND HAVE IT OUT WITH THE StOOMER C5 IT A RESCUER IT'S SOMEONE COM1N6 TO MU6 0AP 8EIN6 LOST WITHOUT GETTING HE'S GETTING I'M I'M HELLO i fM NAME I'M CELLING SCOUT HAVE YOU HEARD THE M THE WAR HAS BEEN OVER FOR 30 XEARS WE CAN GO TO JAPAN ANY TIME WE WANT. MORE AMERICAN PROPAGANDA HI AND LOIS WHAT'S MY BOAT OUT HERE I I BUGS BUNNY YER GONNA LOSE ELECTION PER PRESIDENT O' YER LODGE BY ONE TH' LANDLORD'S GONNA RAISE YER AN1 I SEE A BIG REPAIR BILL v COMIN' UP ON YER THAT'LL BE ONE BUCK HAVE A GOOD FUDDSY. BLONDIE THIS DRESS 11 BOUGHT LOOKS TERRIBLE ON ME' I'M SORRY I EVER f BOUGHT IT 1 DAG THEY WERE CLOSING THE STORE- -I HAD TO BUY SOMETHING ARCHIE REP-1 THOSE LET'S THINGS JOBS THIS ONLY SUMMER A PUMP WORKING ON A IN JAAAAAER IT'S A AS CREW WE'D SAIL x ALL WEEK. AND SWIAA AND GET EAT WITH A LOBSTERS J BOATLOAD AND YOUNG 'AND TEACHERS THAT WAS THE WRONG HAGAR THE HORRIBLE OF WHY YOLi A CAMPLE BEETLE BAILEY NO APPOINTMENTS H MAYBE I'LL DO X A LiTTLE TUMBLEWEEDS r-az WHY PONT YOU ANSWER WHEN I HAPPEN 70 OF ;