S O M E H O W an afternoon meeting of "the (iris" never seems to finish without s o m e difcuMlon about health. One person insisted that there it a condition that Is opposite of anemia in which there Is too much blood. Does this make any sense? Mrs. 0. I.. Tenn Dear Mrs. I.: Let mi first answer the medical aspect of your letter by say- ln( there most definitely is such a condition. It is known as polycythemia and occurs in the middle or late life, more frequently in men than in women. Actually, there is no relationship between this condition and itemia. The cause is unknown and is the constant target of research of hematologists or specialists in blood diseases. It is rather curious that, despite this lack of knowledge, treatment has been so effective in many cases There are a number of types all technically different. T h t diagnosis is usually made by examination of the blood and by studies of the bone marrow and the spleen. BLOOD REMOVED One of the methods of treat ment is known as phlebotomj by which blood is removed from the patient at regular intervals thus keeping the level in t relatively normal state. Radio active phosphorous and othe isotopes are used effectively to keep this condition under con The other aspect of your lette intrigues me because it high lights the fact that good health which is normally taken f o granted, is really the center fo family happiness and for th total structure of the com munity and even the nation. This was particularly cmpha shed recently when the tiny, un important virus that causes th common cold was able to tern a space era MM^4* MH ^08||0W RUSTED THAT RON BUDC Tribe _ , W I T H .ff A HER TUNS . ,, - -- ~ "Â·---- ' **Â· ,NCIS DRAKE our Daily oroscope THEN--HEY.THEY'RE WAVING TO ME.'... TRUSTINS METO RETURN S I CAtl'T ' CHICKEH OUT. I SAID I'D GO, AND 1W1U! 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Ancient chariot copy 28. Off tc* item 29.A.nwtal 30. Progenitor 31. Serf 35.Agel.mi linen 38. A concentration camp 40. Honey 42. Coral, for one 45. Otherwise 4T.Footlesa animal 48. Quarter- less slipper 49. Singer Williams 50. Mineral spring 51. Diving bird 52. Swiss canton 53. Greenland Eskimo 64. Thrice (music) LETS see WHAT THE DIFFICULTY IS PUT THE 00W IK1 V0UR LEFT HANP T. THOUGHT Y0U SAIP VOU JUST HAD ONE PROBLEM VERTICA 1. Simple 2. Portent 3. Evict 4,T*pen 1 SUKc. HAVE A PROBLEM WiTH THIS BOW ANP ARROW Answer to Saturday'* putxlt. OF TrtS SoCF BEETLE/ VVA6 THEPE A AO.' CORA AND I HADANAWRJL ARGUMENT THIS MORNINS LESTER L COLEMAN, M.D. Too Much Blood Research Subject Mture toward the moon. I am certain that all of you h a v e noticed that one Â«*Â·Â»*'*" levated fever can upset your lans to get together. Emphasis must constantly bemade on the need to respect good health nd to pamper it. NEEDS CONSENT Our 14 - year - old daughter came home with pierced ears. This was doi.e without our Permission and later resulted n an infection. Do you believe hat this should be allowed? Mr. A. N., Pennsylvania Some children defiantly a r i d n rebellion have their e a r s pierced without permission mowing full well that there is nothing a parent can do to repair the hole in the ear lobe I do the quite understand why here are no states to legally prevent untrained and unprofes; sional people from piercing the ears with or without permission. Many of us in the practice of medicine have seen a surprising number of infections which take weeks to heal. The proper procedure is a simple one and with moderate care should not result in an infection. I truly believe that piercing ru the ears must be considered a procedure that needs the consent of a parent for a minor. This is absolutely required if the slightest operation is to be done by a doctor in the office or in a hospital. S P E A K IN G OF YOUR HEALTH: Insist that all medicine containers be labeled and contents noted. Dr. Coleman welcomes letters from readers, and, while he cannot undertake to answer each one. he will use questions in his column whenever possible and when they are of general Interest. Address yonr letters to Dr. Coleman in care of Northwest Arkansas TIMES. B. JAY BECKER On Contract Bridge (Top Record-Holder in Masters' Individual Championship Play) West dealer. North-South vulnerable. NORTH 48 *AJEÂ» Â· A J 7 4 3 + K 3 Z EAST 4 Q 7 2 VK10ST *5 4108764 SOUTH 4K1063 Â« 9 2 Â· K 9 + A J 9 5 The bidding: West North But South Dbli P*M 2 NT Â»NT Opening lead--five of spades, occurred in the match between Venezuela and N o r t h America in the 1967 world championship. At the first table, David Berah, of Venezuela, strong advocate of the weak opening bid, commenced hostiles with one spade. Kehela doubled, and, after Rossignol had passed, Murray responded two notrump Kehela raised to three and Be rah led a spade. Since both minor suits were divided favorably, Murray had no trouble producing nine tricks or what appeared to be a normal result. However, at the second table, the play took a spectacular turn and the American East - West pair. Roth and Root, defeated three notrump. The b i d d i n g went: Here North became declarer and East (Roth) was on lead. Spurning the more n o r m a l heart lead, Roth decided to attack spades, where he thought declarer would be weak. Not only that, but Roth made the highly unorthodox lead of the queen Instead of the deuce. No truer arrow was ever shot. Declarer didn't know it, but his cause was irretrievably lost. He thought Roth had the jack to b a c k up the queen, and he therefore ducked in dummy. Roth continued with the seven, the ten losing surprisingly (from North's viewpoint) to the iack. When Root shifted to a low heart, declarer confidently followed low, ouite naturally assuming that East would not have another spade to lead. But Roth won the heart with the ten and produced yet another spade--the deuce--which he theoretically couldn't have. So Root was able to cash three more spade tricks and the unfortunate Venezuelan declarer finished down three for minus 300. The North American team thus gained 900 points on the deal. PONYTAIL Â© Kl* FMI... Srn4uu. Inc.. 19W- W.llJ licMi l~,Y.J "I have to hang up, Sue ... my mother is hinting for me to dry the dishes." TIMES Classified Ads Get Fast Results. Try 'em. Just Dial 442-6242.
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