Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, October 25, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am 70. Ten years ago I had a tran- surethral operation on my prostate gland. A month ago I had the same operation. The doctor who operated on me said that it is not unusual to have the growth again. He said that I did not have z tumor I am in good health but don't relish the idea of going through the same operation again sometime in the future. Can you give me more infor- mation on this subject? Dear Reader Can't say I blame you. The prostate gland is literally like a donut sur- rounding the urethra just out- side the bladder. As the prostate enlarges it fills up the hole in the donut and com- presses the urethra. That is what causes the symptoms of urinary obstruction. The tran- surethral operation inserts an instrument through the urethra to the area of the prostate By boring out the hole with the instrument the obstruction is relieved. This operation does not remove all the prostate gland, but enough to adequately remove the obstruction. The boring out procedure is usually pret- ty generous to try to prevent the recurrence of the obstruc- tion. Since the prostate gland is still there, if it continues to enlarge, eventually it can begin to fill up the hole m the donut again. When this happens the doctor has to either do another "bore job" or surgically cut out the prostate. If the operation is done fairly late in life, and if the prostate doesn't continue to enlarge too rapidly, then it may last a person for their life span, otherwise the problem may recur. I can't guarantee you that you won't need another operation, but there is a good chance that your present operation should last at least as long as the last one, or more than 10 years. Your prostate gland growth may now be slowing a bit too, which could work in your favor. Dear Dr. Lamb Something has been bothering me for some time, and I would like your answer to it. I am not a medical man, but it is my understanding that suppression of a natural glan- dular function of the body is injurious to health. If this is correct why don't the doctors take action to get antiper- spirants banned from the market? Dear Reader Banning products is not a function of the doctors. Product safety is a responsibility of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of your federal government. Some antiper- spirants have been banned for different reasons. Your body has a lot of redundant capacity. You have two kidneys and can get by with one good one. You can get by with one lung, and so on The reason1 suppressing perspiration under the arms is not harmful is that the skin in other locations does the sweating for you The localiz- ed suppression then is not enough to prevent the body from benefiting from the nor- mal sweating mechanism that occurs all over the body for cooling and elimination of water. Pun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter "It was quite a problem with a funny shaped lot like that, but you see the house fits in said Ted, pointing to the plan. "And we'll have that bit of lawn at the side." Bill nodded. "A regular triangle, eh? Why not, if it's big enough. How big will it "A teaser for Ted chuckled "The longest side eight feet less than twice the shortest, and the other one eight feet more than the shortest. The area will be three times the perimeter square feet and feet." One for you too! (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: YEMEN was 15753 Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN WM, Tkt Trikrat North-South vulnerable North deals NORTH VKQ83 AQ AQJ97 WEST EAST 4KQJ83 9 Void 9 10974 J1093 48642 SOUTH 4765 VAJ652 K82 105 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass IV 1 3V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of 4. It isn't always necessary to find a particular distri- bution to defeat a contract. Sometimes, just persuading declarer that a certain dis- tribution exists is good enough. Consider this hand. The auction was routine. West took advantage of the vulnerability to put in a weak overcall. and North had ample values to jump raise his partner's suit. South had something to spare for continuing to game. The defensive prospects looked rather bleak after West 'ed the king of spades. Since Sjuth surely had the ace of hearts, it seemed that the only possible tricks for the defenders were two LTL spades and a chance that West had the jack of hearts was slight However, East found a dia bohcal way of taking ad vantage of the auction and the fact that declarer would not have time to find out how the cards lay, to defeat an "impregnable" contract After dummy played low. East overtook his king of spades with the ace and returned the two, trying for all the world to look like a man who held a doubleton spade. West went along with the deception by winning the queen and continuing with the jack. Consider declarer's plight. West had practically no high cards, so it was quite possible, even likely, that he held six spades for his over call. In that event, ruffing low would court defeat, for East would overruff. Il seemed far less likely that trumps would split 4-0, and even if they did. there was still the chance that West held the king of clubs. Taking all these factors into consideraticn. declarer made the reasonable play of ruffing with the queen of trumps. When East followed suit to this trick, declarer be gan to suspect foul play! His worst fears were realized when West showed out on the first heart. Now the de- fenders had a certain trump trick, and the contract hinged on the club finesse. When East turned up with the king of clubs, declarer down victim of a pretty piece o1 legal chicanery. Your horoscope SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 Your birthday today: Opens with normal development and feeling of personal excitement and enthusiasm for everything you achieve. Relationships thrive as emotional involve- ment deepens. Today's an- tives are restive, may roam great distances physically or symbolically, seeking to plan for or change major issues. Many are writers. ARIES (March 21 April You have much to do to improve home and family situations. Get these things behind you on this somewhat quieter day. Go out for less strenuous sports and diver- sions. TAURUS (April 20 May Review recent developments, then let your subconscious come up with the answers. Enjoy home life, extra rest. GEMINI (May 21 June Make the small rounds close to home and pursue the best that your environment has to offer. Subtle influences around you promote future gains. CANCER (June 21 July Personal interests thrive at slow to moderate pace. Permanent benefits derive from reasonable diligence. People far away from you want to hear from you; keep in touch. LEO (July 23 Aug. Some inconspicuous turning points will later prove to be significant influences upon your change of direction. Be patient with unsolicited, well intended advice. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. You are now in a good position to consolidate progress. Previously volatile connec- tions can now be stabilized. Gather close friends for an evening of socializing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Refinance business deals, even though it is a weekend. Ask for what you've got com- ing to you. Catch up with the latest news about older friends and relatives. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Technical and professional information is available and favored for op- timum accuracy. Imagined projects are realized through consistent effort. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. The work you put in now opens more resources in the future. Survey home and possessions; make small changes to boost values and add to convenience. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Persistence brings an old question nearer solution. Determination and decisiveness yields more thorough results. Listen to those around you to learn their true feelings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Pursue normal weekend routines and avoid anything experimental or unconven- tional. "Let well enough im- prove itself" is your motto for the day. PISCES (Feb. 19 March You can do much for yourself and your loved ones just by attending to ordinary Saturday routine and customs. Late day appointments run into snags; replan and keep going. Ask Andy ASTEROIDS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jeannette Williams, age 11, of Winston-Salem, N.C., for her question: What are asteroids? Once in a great while, a space traveling asteroid comes close enough to be seen by human eyes. In the dim dis- tant past, a few may have come crashing down like giant boulders from the sky. But such horrible happenings are very rare. In the meantime, countless asteroids zoom merrily around the solar system, keeping in safe and orderly traffic lanes. The asteroids are mini- relatives of the sun's big bulky planets. When one chances to come close enough to be seen, it looks somewhat like a bright star and the word asteroid means a star-type ob- ject. However, its golden face merely shines with reflected glory from the sun. Actually, it is a cold object, ranging in size from a pebble to a massive mountain. A few are several hundred miles wide, though none can be compared with the stupendous blazing stars. Some astronomers call them planetoids, meaning minor planets, which is closer to the truth. The thousands of asteroids that belong to our solar system should be class- ed with the planets because they travel hi planet-type or- bits. Each one circles the sun along its own path at its own speed. A satellite moon, of course, orbits around a parent planet as the two of them orbit the sun. For reasons unknown, our teeming planetoids travel through the solar system in two wide belts of their own. One so-called asteroid belt is out there at the rim of the solar system near the orbit of the planet Pluto. The asteroid belt we know best is much closer to home, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. When we consider the orbits of the nine planets, most of them seem to be spaced at reasonable intervals. However, the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are separated by an average distance of 340 million miles. Surely in this enormous vacancy there is room for another planet. Instead, the space is occupied by countless planetoids, swirl- ing around the sun like a carousel of golden bees. Several theories have been suggested to explain our local asteroid belt. Perhaps, when the solar system was formed, the small bodies failed to merge and form a normal-size planet. Perhaps they plan to merge and form a planet at some future date. The most dramatic theory suggests that the asteroids may be fragments of a shattered planet that once ex- isted between Mars and Jupiter. That could account for the wide space between the orbits of these two planets. However, it is es- timated that it would take all the material in 200 asteroid belts to make one little moon- size planet. At present the asteroid history is a mystery. Most of the asteroids travel in fairly round oribts on a level with the sun's equator. Their yearly orbits range from three to six years. A few have eccentric, off-center or- bits which bring them close to the earth. A few large ones have names. The brightest one we ever see is Vesta, about 248 miles wide. The biggest one we know about is Crees, es- timated to be 488 miles wide. Several others are 50 miles wide but most of them are no bigger than large and smallish boulders. OUMHOM Mted by chil- dren of milted to Art Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California Co. 1t73) Flashback 1938 Japanese forces cap- tured Hankow, provinsional capital of China. 1958 The Borden royal commission recommended a national energy board. HOW MAW INCHES IN A NAIL 7MOUMANV NAILS IN A QUARTER HOW MOU) MANV WHATS IN IT'S ZEffOTlME! SHORT MBS WHERE ARE VXI WI7W ALL THOSE CLAM SHELLS NEW SABERTO0TH SKIN. nHEYOM-YCOSTX in CLAM SHELLS) HAVENTHEARP ABOUT THE LATEST INVENTION ITS CALLED INFLATION.' 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