Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 LETHBRIDGE HERALD lUMdiy, April Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb 1 am a double amputee Would I benefit Irom bike riding (stationary bike) since only mv left leg can do the pedaling'' Since I have a heart condition I realize the need for exercise, but the cold weather has cut down on my attempts to walk Also. I have been on Coumadin for almost tour years One doctor strongly favors stopping the Coumadin claiming there is the risk of bleeding Several others disagree, and since I am doing well they care not to "rock the boat Dear Reader You should check with your doctor familiar with the amount of heart damage you have before embarking on an exercise piogram The value of exercise comes from working the nody muscles This in turn the heart to work harder to deliver more oxygen to the working muscles. In a sense exercise is used indirectlv to exercise the heart muscle It really doesn't make any difference that you are a double amputee If you do the same amount of physical work that would be involved in pedaling a bicycle you will work some muscles in your the same amount This in turn uould work your heart muscle You might also profit Irom exeicise devices that exercise vour abdominal mjscles and arm and shoulder muscles In short, it really doesn t matter which muscles are exercised as long as the amount of exercise is great enough to significantly work the heart muscle This usualh means that large muscle groups are the most effective hence the emphasis on the leg- tvpe exercises Regarding Coumadin to keep vour blood from clotting t get a unanimous agicement There are pros and cons to botn views Houever tor a person who has been on the medicine for iome time and has done well, I am inclined to recommend he continue You see, I m not inclined to rock the boat." either Dr. Dr. Lamb It is my understanding that after menopause a woman cannot get pregnant two years after the last period I am 57 and have had two periods, in the last two years, brought on by stilbesterol Tan 1 discount these periods hi ought on Or, can 1 still get pregnant7 Dear Reader In general if you are past 52 and it has been two years since you have had a natural period you are most unlikely to get pregnant. No doctor likes to say categorically that you can't, because there is always that rare exception. But, your chances are better than the woman using almost any kind of birth control measure, short of avoiding any exposure To get a copy of the booklet I have prepared with more detailed information about the menopause, send 50 cents to in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. The artificial periods induced by stopping birth control pills for a time, or those induced by any other means don't count. They have no relation to the ovaries' functions The main interest is in determining if the ovaries are still capable of releasing an ovum That is not necessarily related to menstruation and has no relation to an artificaliy induced menstruation by pills or hormones Dr. Lamb welcomes ques- tions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail .he cannot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) I Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS April 9, 1974 Fume Minister Hendrik Verwoerd of South Africa, attending a Johannesburg fair commemorating the country's 50th anniversary, was shot twice in the face 14 years ago today in 1960 Verwoerd, who later recovered, was shot by a white farmer opposed to his apartheid policies The prime minister was assassinated six years by Dimitn Tsafendas who was found insane 1963 Sir Winston Churchill was proclaimed an honorary citizen of the United States 1945 Russian troops captured Vienna Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN s Chicw Both vulnerable. West deals. NORTH Q 105 cr 84 0 Q 10 8 2 4 QJ 93 WEST EAST A 962 84 AQR J 10 753 A K 7 fi II J 5 4 105 87 2 SOUTH A A K J 7 K92 9 4 A K fi 4 The bidding West North East South 1 Pass Pass Dble. Pass 1 NT Pass 2 0 Pass Pass 3 Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead. King of C Declarer paid attention to the auction, drew the neces- sary conclusions and found a winning line that is not easy to spot. South had a difficult hand to bid, but he acquitted him- self well North's response of one no trump to the takeout double showed values, so South's first duty was to de- scribe a strong hand, and not merely a balancing double, by cue-bidding diamonds at his second turn After both black suits were bid, North raised to four spades. Had the defense been un- imaginative, declarer would have had an easy ride. He would concede two hearts and a diamond, and ruff a heart in dummy. However, West led the king of diamonds and shifted to a t'-ump, and de- clarer realized that he would not have time to ruff a heart. He would have to surrender the lead twice, and by play- ing trumps each time they gained the lead, the defend- ers would remove dummy's trumps before declarer could ruff a heart It seemed that declarer would have to rely on East holding the ace of hearts, but that was an im- probability in view of West's opening bid Declarer found a neat way out of this impasse He drew three rounds of trumps, and then cashed the ace, king and queen of clubs, ending in dummy Now, he led the queen of diamonds, and when East followed with a low dia- mond, declarer discarded a heart from his hand. West won the trick with the ace of diamonds, but did not relish the prospect of being on lead. He was down to nothing but red cards, and he had no way to avoid present- ing declarer with a trick. If he led a heart, declarer would score his king of hearts. If he led a diamond, declarer would ruff out East's jack, enter dummy with the jack of clubs and discard a heart on the ten of diamonds. Either way, de- clarer would lose only two diamonds and a heart. LI'L ABNER Your horoscope By JMM Dixon WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Your birthday today: Brings on a rush to capitalize on whatever resources and potentials you have. Many serious decisions are made this year, irrevocable for the most part Logic is not as prominent in your actions as feeling and faith. Relationships suffer despite your best intentions Today's natives are of widely dissimilar types, seldom getting into narrow specialties, preferring a blend of careers ARIES (March 21-April Temporary conditions may force extra expenditures. Pursue routines to a logical quitting time, then give yourself a break for second thoughts. TAURUS (April 20-May Advice is subject to lack of perception New proposals involve complexities; be prepared for quick changes of pace Patience at home is much desired. GEMINI (May 21-June Make no more nor any less of what you hear than face value Your own remarks should be simple and crystal-clear so nothing extra gets read into them CANCER (June 21-July Asking opinions brings no brighter thinking than your own and little better foresight Press settled routines along lines of endeavor LEO (July 23-Aug. Financial schemes abound, most of them outside your normal reach. Borrowing or lending produces distressing results, should be definitely avoided. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept Your own insistence on steady, unchanging relationships has something to do with the almost certain stresses of the day. Try to be flexible LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Stay above day's conflicts and upsets Be self-assured. All comes out well with prayer and persistent search for the beauty of life and nature. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Move that difficult task off dead center and get something done on it Your intuition is working overtime, just hasn't got to a good stopping place yet. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. In changing your mind today or tomorrow, be sure you aren't discarding potential prosperity just before it begins. Care and tact are essential. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Resist temptation to put together secret deals. Take a good look at your habits, know which benefit you directly; resolve to abandon those which don't AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Misunderstandings can be avoided by direct, candid declarations Your assistance is asked in matters which may not be any of your business. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Get going early, determined to sort out conflicting claims on your time and attention so you can put at least the essentials of your plans into action 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy ANTS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Laura Faunce, age 10, of Sarasota, Florida, for her question Does a fire ant bite or sting? There are thousands of different ants and almost any of them can take a nasty nip at you with their pincers But a few ant species can sting, really sting like wretched wasps Actually, these ants have two weapons. They grab with their sharp pincers and stab with the stingers in their tails One of these is the nasty little insect called the fire ant. Some scientists suspect that the ancestors of the teeming ants were more like wasps If this is so, then in the dim distant past most or perhaps all of them were armed with sharp stingers However, for reasons unknown, most of the thousands of different ants have lost their stingers In most cases, what feels like an ant sting, is really a sharp bite All ants have pincer type jaws and most of them produce some sort of stinging poison to inject into the bite The minority of true stinging ants includes the various harvester ants who gather and store seeds in their nests They are long-legged ants of black or red Their large mounded nests are found in the sandy Southland and also in Florida If you poke your bare hand into the nest of a harvester ant, the ferocious little workers will grab your skin with their pincers and jab in their tail stingers The so-called velvet ants prefer to live on the prairies and the Great Plains They are large reddish ants with fuzz, which gives them their velvety appearance The sting of an average-sized velvet ant is painful enough. But the sting of the larger varieties is so bad that people call them mule killers These and several other ants inflict painful stings with waspy stingers in their tails But without a doubt, the worst of this group is the fire ant. Originally, these smallish reddish-brown ants belonged in the Amazon jungles of South America A hundred years ago, travellers reported that fire ant attacks were driving people from the region Whole villages were deserted Then somehow these wretched little jungle dwellers were brought to the United States They made themselves at home in Florida and several neighboring states And nothing seemed strong enough to stop them from spreading Like other such ants, they grab hold with their pincers and jab in their stingers. Fire ants are called fire ants because their stabbing stings feel like red hot pins and needles The swollen wounds may be painful for many days. But they do even worse damage in the wild world of nature Surveys show that fire ants attack the nests of birds, destroying the eggs and killing the newly hatched chicks The wretched creatures are reducing our. populations of charming bob white quail. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1974) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a particular but different digit It's not as tough as it may look, but what is SAUCY to you? Thanks for an idea to P O'Hara, Dublin, Ireland. (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Greg 11 years THEM INMERCENT LI'L (JAPANESE PAID USTH'FULL BUT WE OUTFOXED "EM.'.'- WE DON'T HAFTA IT'S JAPAN NEEDS HOUSING LAND. SO WE'RE TOWING DOGPATCH THERE. BUT WE WILL ABIDE BY OUR. CONTRACT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO MOVE.'.'' Sftf, FOR INSTANCE, THAT I'M THE MANAGER OF A MAJOR- LEAGUE 6ALL ANP ['MTAK1N6 THE LINEUP OUT TO THE UMf THAT LINEUP HAi5 TO K rVNCTlWTEP CORRECTLY, POE5N'T IT CAN'T A STARTING THE UMPIRE IF IT ISN'T CORRECTLY, CAN HW SHORT MS HI AND LOIS 4-? WILL THEY GIVE YOU A REFUND WITHOUT THE BOX? BUGS BUNNY YER. MCVE, SYLVESTER.' I H-1 BLONDIE NO, I'M NJOT TAKINJG YOU OUT TO V__( i II I! AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT NEW FUR COAT ANP YOU'D BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT' ONE OF THESE DAYS ['M GOMMASAY THAT BEFORE SHE HANGS UP ARCHIE HE'S AS J DADDY FRIENDLY "A6OT HIM AS A GRIZZLY TO WITH CUBS PLACE.' HE SAYS WITH WATCHDOG NO ONE WILL COME OVER THE THEN WHY ARE YOU TIEING HIM UP? DADDY'S NOT "V-9 I- 3 HAGAR THE HORRIBLE IT TAKE- A MINUTES FOR BEETLE BAILEY LET ME TAST6 IT MAYBE IT TUMBLEWEEDS THO VOUSE IS PUT A TYKE 0'TWELVE, PA0Y PRUPPER, PEAR, 'TIS TIME I TOOK YOUSE UNPER m WINS AN1 TEACH YOUSE PA FAMILY YA "MEAN I GETS T'ROP A PANK? ANON. FOIST WE START WIT'