Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 29, 19.4 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I recently had an electrocardiogram (ECG) taken in my doctor's office The tracings indicated 'definitely abnormal curve." No medication was prescribed, and I was not ad- vised as to the condition. I am a woman 57 years old and would appreciate your opinion and what precautions should be taken Dear Reader Electrocar- diographic interpretations are not the same thing as a diagnosis of a disease. They are used, along with all the other tests, the physical ex- amination and your history to help the doctor make a diagnosis Such a nonspecific interpretation doesn't mean much It only means that your tracing is not like the majori- ty of known healthy people, when the test is taken under standard conditions Minor changes can occur from anxiety, from having eaten something before the test, or even from how the electrodes are placed on the chest Since your doctor did not say anything about your heart, I would presume he thought the changes were minor and not of the type that were in- dicative of a disease or medical problem So. I don't think you need to worry about this and would not have any advice to you about precautions other than not to get too excited about the technical jargon that doctors use and to put more reliance on what he tells you Anyone who has a test that he is worried about should ask his doctor about it. But, don't jump to conclusions that such a test means impor- tant medical problems. Dear Dr. Lamb My condi- tion has been diagnosed as hypertrophic gastritis. Would you please explain this condi- tion to me'' They also found that I have thickening of the lining of the walls of the stomach. I was told to quit smoking and drinking I smoked about a half pack of cigarettes a day and drank about eight to 10 shots of brandy a week. I'm still smoking about a half pack of cigarettes a week and drink perhaps four or five shots of brandy a week, just when I go out I'm not on a diet and was told to eat what I could tolerate. I have very little appetite However, I do try to eat a balanced diet. For the past month I have lost my sense of taste. My condition is not malignant. I'm middle- aged. Would you please advise me' Dear Reader Gladly. Follow your doctor's advice. I often wonder how people think they can get well by not following the advice they paid to get. Your doctor's advice is sound and I suspect he also told you to quit drinking coffee, colas and tea. You had better knock off the alcohol and cigarettes completely if you want to avoid problems. Hypertrophic gastritis refers to an increase in the size of the normal folds of the lining of the stomach. We all normally have folds that resemble the surface of coral. The ridges of these folds con- tain glands that form the acid digestive juice. When they are enlarged the person affected usually forms too much acid digestive juice and the stomach becomes inflamed, hence the term gastritis. The condition is much like ulcers and is treated similarly. If you can be managed with avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and coffee, fine. If not you will have to take medicines com- monly used for ulcer patients. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF e 1974 Chlogo Tribun. Both vulnerable South deaK NORTH 4J872 J109 KQJ3 A3 WEST EAST 1093 W873 865 972 Q842 4KJ10976 SOUTH AK654 AQ52 A104 45 The bidding: South West North East 1 Pass 3 Pass 4 NT Pass 5 Pass 5 NT Pass 6 Pass 6 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Nine of In general. deceptive leads and plays are not to be recommended often than not. they will fool part ner rather than declarer There are times, however. when deceptive practices are essential if the defenders are to have a rhanre to de feat the contract. This is especially true in slam ron tracts where partner is un- to go wrong but where, should declarer mis read the situation, the de fenders stand to benefit hugely The road to slam was <-asih -traveled. Once North showed the equivalent of an ope in TIC hid with his raise in spades. South launched into Blackwood and settled in six spades when he learned that his side was missing two kings. A glance at the diagram is enough to convince even the most doubting reader that, left to his own devices, de clarer could hardly fail to make his slam. With a neu tral lead, declarer would win, lay down the ace of spades, dropping the queen, and then take the heart finesse for an overtnck Unfortunately for de- clarer. West produced a devihsh opening se- lected the nine of spades. Now let us consider South's predicament. If he assumed the West held the king of would have to bring in the trump suit without loss to make his contract. From the opening lead, it seemed that East was "marked" with both the queen and ten of trumps. But what if West's lead was a singleton, and East held Q 10-3 of trumps? In that case, declarer could not afford to play low from dum- my for then he would have to lose a trump trick and would be dependent on the heart finesse for his con- tract. Considering the aiterna tives, it seemed wiser Jo cover the nine with jack. East, perforce, pro duced the queen, and West had manufactured a trump tnrk for his side out of thin air. Since he also had the king of hearts, declarer had 10 concede down one. Your horoscope By foam Dixon Fun with figures By J.A H. Hunter By J. A. H. HUNTER "Three kids, eh? Quite a said Mike. "How old are Terry chuckled. "Figure it he replied. "Ray is as old as Karen and Don together, and just a year ago Karen was twice as old as Don was. Three years from now Don will be half as old as Ray will be Well? Thanks for an idea to K. Levitt, Cleveland, Ohio (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: KETTLE was 102250 SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Your birthday today: Opens a chance for personal growth and prosperity during a full and busy year. Convert energy and know-how into earnings and claim your rewards. Stay on a cash-and-carry basis. Relationships thrive and mul- tiply, but require difficult, selective choices. Today's natives are always alert for material benefits. ARIES (March 21-April Now that you're deep into weekend schedules, make peace, square away your ac- counts and tidy up your per- sonal life. Be ready for an un- usual Sunday tomorrow. TAURUS (April 20-May Correct recent errors today, if they are correctable. Relative- ly quiet conditions favor catching up on neglected routine chores, get busy! GEMINI (May 21-June Find out where people stand and in what direction they're headed Strive to reconcile divergent viewpoints. Line up budgets, get them in working order. CANCER (June 21-July Being relieved of urgent responsibilities doesn't mean you're free to ignore long- range interests. Get all the ex- tra rest your schedule per- mits. LEO (July 23-Aug. Stick to the well-rounded, sen- sible habits that usually get you through the weekend Try to hold down expenses. Use every opportunity to improve understanding and respect. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Since you're so hung up about presenting your views, do it gracefully but candidly. You have many chances to im- prove communications; use them wisely. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. At times it's human to drift aimlessly, but don't let impor- tant connections lapse. Intellectual activity takes precedence over physical labor, but somehow get enough exercise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-N'ov. Your influence is stronger, make it felt Straighten out your facts. Verify accounts with receipts, check stubs Adjust recent discrepancies. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. There's better going available now, but don't take anyone's feelings for granted. Not everybody is thick- skinned enough to take sharp or incessant criticism. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Back up a little; catch up on work you've had to put off. Some of your friends are still away, those at hand seem more reasonable, amendable to new dealings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Everybody promises to be a bit more accessible and easier to get along with. Meet them halfway; leave" off criticism of past incidents. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Mobilize your energy resist temptation toward laziness. Home conditions are favorable. Others have forgotten past disagreements or have mellowed. Ask Andy GRAVITY Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Donald Edwards, age 12, of Chilliwack, B.C. for his question: How does gravity work'' The mysterious force of gravity reaches out from every star, from every planet and every speck of dust Though it gets weaker as it goes, this overwhelming energy reaches on and on to span the entire universe. In fact, astronomers suspect that gravity is one of the mam forces that holds the far flung universe together. The gravity we know belongs to the planet earth. It is, of course, the mighty tug that hugs us to the global sur- face and causes loose stones to roll down the slopes We know that it is on the job day and night, every day of the week. We know its strength and at least one way to outwit it But the basic nature of gravity is still quite mysterious. Actually it is a built-in quality of matter. Every star, every planet, every speck of dust has its own built-in quota of gravity. Each quota, weak or strong, behaves like all the others. It exerts an attraction or pull on all other matter solids, liquids and gases. In each case it works like the force of gravity between the earth and the moon. Gravity acts as if it is in the center of a mass Since mass is the amount of matter pack- ed into a certain volume, the earth's center of gravity is down in the middle of the globe. From there it reaches up. and we cope with it as sur- face gravity. If the same mass were concentrated into a smaller volume, the surface gravity would be stronger and we would weigh more. The smaller moon is much less massive and its surface gravity is one-sixth of the earth's The mysterious tug reaches out to hnk the earth and its or- biting moon, growing weaker with distance at a set rate For example, if the distance between their two centers of gravity were doubled, the tug between them would be only one-fourth. Then the moon's gravity would have less strength to pull up the tides in our oceans. Nautrally the mass, the size and the distance of each heavenly body is different. This makes a difference to the strength of gravity they exert upon each other. If this were the whole story, the enormous gravity of the massive sun would pull in all the members of the solar system. However, the force of gravity is counteracted by spirahng motion Tne earth orbits at the right speed to maintain its distance from the sun. The earth cannot drag down the orbiting moon. Hence the subtle working of gravity keeps all the heavenly bodies in their places, which is very nice to know. Questions asked by chil- dren of Heraid readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 29. 1974 George Brown, founder of the Toronto Globe in 1844, was bom 156 years ago today in 1818 in Scotland. He emigrated as a youth to the United States with his father and moved to Canada in 1842. The Globe became the chief organ of the reform Liberal party and Brown entered politics to oppose separate schools for Catholics. He became an arch rival of Sir John A Macdonald. but at the same time was a prime mover of Confederation. 1760 The French formally transferred Detroit to the British 1934 The Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece were married. 1945 Yugoslavia abolished the monarchy and established itself as a republic. 1947 The United Nations General Assembly voted 33-13 lor the partition of Palestine. Ul ABNER -HE TH'PAUSE __ AGIN f f- olNR f THANK-I LOOK MAT row? 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