Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
42 THE LETHBRIDGt HiBAiD Apiil 4, .9 DRINKING LIKE A FISH BOSTON (Reuter) The saying that a man can "drink like a fish" may be higher praise for elbow-bending piowess than anyone ever be- fore realized. Recent research at two hos- pitals in this area indicates fish can really put away the sauce, and rise for more even though wobbling in the tank. But like human imbibers, the fish also seem to suffer severe hangovers. The fish may even flip right out of the v-'ater. Dr. David Ingle, a neurobio- logist, has pioneered in the study of fish and alcoholism Dr. Ralph Ryback, a psychiatrist in charge of an alcoholic unit'. From their observations, fish appear able to build up a high tolerance to alcohol. Of course, the inch-long short-tail goldfish- were swimming in what could be called a diluted cocktail, a tankful of water into which bad been poured the equiva- lent of two dozen martinis. INTAKE CONTROLLED Their alcohol consumption v.as in a controlled fashion, by swallowing and through their gills. Very little alcohol apparently was absorbed through their skin. After two hours or so, the fish gave every indication of being drunk. Dr. Ingle ob- served. They performed in- tricate manoeuvres and fi- nally shewed evidence of the, staggers. Careful tests disclosed that the fish had demonstrated a capacity to "hold their li- quor" that few men could equal. The fish seemed to stay drunk longer on bourbon than on water laced with straight alcohol and orange juice or q'jinine as a mixer. The doctors found that fish which could negotiate a. maze while drunk couldn't remem- ber how to do it when sober. But on another bender, the iish once again could clear the maze with ease. This sug- gested the possibility that cer- tain memories might .be sealed in the brain after drunkenness and unlocked; only by a return to the bottle. The scientists are interested in observing in a creature much less complex than man, the mechanism by which the brain becomes addicted to al- cohol, and in gaining more fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the brain itself. Southern artists on display The work of hvo Southern Al- berta artists, Arthur Xishimura i of the University of Calgary j art department and Toyo Kaw- amura of Raymond are being featured in the U of C's Lib- rary Foyer Gallery, until April 15. Photographs by ilr. Nishl- mura and large abstract ex- pressionist canvasses by Mrs. Kawamura may be seen from 13 a_m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday! through Saturday, and 2 to p.m. Sunday. Figure studies -will predomi- nate in Mr. Nishimura's exhi- bit, with some landscapes and building photographs. Though his approach to subjects may be described as almost classical, his printing technicques are ttnusuaL j In a method he devised him- j self, he obtains colored prints' using only black and unite! photographic materials. Anoth- er very old technique, "gum produces extremely soft images which be highlights with water color. TTJPO of his gum prints i c-etectcd recently for the A r t; Bank being assembled by the Canada Council. Mr. Xishimura joined the U of C art department in 1971, alter studies at the University of Lethbridge and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. Mr? Ka-rainnra is also a rradiKite of the University of, IxHhbridge. where she partJci- j pa'.ed in a t-A-o-man exhibit in i th" fall of 1969. i A nstive of Japan, Mrs. Kaw- srrmra Canada nine' f'Z'J Since then she ha? rcturred 'o Japan times for study of abstract framing and painting -with pri- -Jaoawse art tutors. Any other day 22s8 would buy these fashionable double knit dress slacks. Today and till Saturday you can buy them for only What more can we say SIMPSONS bears These slacks are not a special purchase. They have been selling in our store for and Monday they will go back to that price, because they're worth it, They are premiere-make, double knit dress slacks. They're Anti-Static and stain repellant. All have unfinished bottoms. And these great looking slacks are even washable. They are worth But for 3 days only we're going to sell them at just A fantastic buy! a-Trim fit flares. Shepherd's plaid. Waist: 30-42. Brown. Blue, or Yellow Khaki b-Trlm fit flares. Waist: 30-42. Solid colours: Chocolate Brown, Tan, Navy, Silver Grey or Dark Green c-Full fit slacks. Straight leg style. Waist: 30-42. Colours are the same as in (b) d-Trim fit flares. Houndstooth. Waist: 30-42. or e-Full fit slacks. Straight leg style. Waist: 34-46. Colours are the same as in (d) _.this is _ Smpsons-Seans tDest value Available from coast to coast in Canada ilirough all Simpsons-Sears stores, this very special offer is the sinceresl effort Simpsons-Sears can make to bring you merchandise that combines fine quality with the lowest possible price. STORE HOURS: Open Doily from p.m. to p.m.; e Fri. a.m. to p.m.f Centre Village Telephone S28-9231.