Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID April 26, i9 J LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Cancerous foods can't be sold Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON Dear Dr. Lamb Recently I was listening to a nutrition- ist speaking on the radio. She said the coloring in margarine causes cancer. (She didn't say the cancer would be.) Do you think this is true? I certainly would appreciate an answer'to this question as soon as possible. Dear Reader No, this is not true. Incidentally, in the United States if any substance used for food is found to cause cancer in animals even (not necessarily in by law it cannot be" distributed. This was the reason that the artificial sweetener, cyclamate, was re- moved from the market. In huge doses cyclamate was as- sociated with cancer of the bladder in rats. To show you how strict the law is on this, for human be- ings to get the same amount of cyclamate that was used to pro- duce the bladder cancer in rats, they would need to have drunk enough artificially sweet- ened drinks to produce 100 pounds of urine, and there are not many 100-pound bladders around. So I think that you could safely put out of your mind the idea that the margar- ihe coloring has anything to do with cancer. a Dear Dr. Lamb I was very interested in the answer you gave in your column to the question on the physical ef- fects of constant TV -watching on children to the exclusion of all other activity. As a child I was forced by my parents to lead a very sed- entary life. I was never allow- ed to run and play vigorously as other children because of my mother's fears that I might hurt myself. As an adult I find I have all the symptoms you described in your column, complete lack of energy and physical exhaus- tion after the slightest amount of activity. I am always too tired to do my housework or to play with my young child. My question is this: Is thers any way of reversing the de- generation of the body's nor- mal functions in an adult at 34? I have heard that exercises will increase energy, but ironi- cally I do not have the energy to exercise. Dear Reader Getting start- ed is the most difficult part. Many individuals your age, and considerably older, can improve their energy level if they can just get started on an exercise program. Most people have dif- ficulty in getting motivated and then, if they do start, they get impatient and do it as a crash project. What you need to dc is to start gradually and do it steadily. If you can find a good friend to exercise with you, why don't you start taking regular walks The two of you will help to encourage each other and this way you are more like- ly to stick with the program For someone who has never had significant amounts of phy- sical activity, such as you des- cribed, I really believe the besl thing one can do is to start walking. Gradually build up your walking from 15 minutes a day until you are able to walk a full hour's time without distress and undue fatigue. At that point you will probably be in good enough physical shape to join some exercise club if there happens to be one in your area. In any case, try to find at least one and preferably two good friends you can exercise regularly with, and this will help keep you going. If you can stick with the program, you will be surprised what you can accomplish after only a few weeks of effort. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Losing Weight" booklet. SEVERAL VARIETIES There are more than 60 spec- ies of porpoises. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN ffi im. Tin Chictp TrltaM North-South vulnerabls. North deals. NORTH A A J 10 2 VAQ OK97S WEST EAST A5 443 OQJ84 0106 4Q10J3 SOUTH AKQSS76 O A3Z The bidding: North East South West 1 O Pass 1 Pass 4 A Pass 4 NT Pass 5 Pass 5 NT Pass 6 O Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Nine of When North raised ene spade response to four. which showed at least 20 points in support of spades, the latter bad ample values to proceed to slam via the Elackwood route. When Jvorth responded to four no trump by kidding five spades which accounted for all the aces, South then asked for kings. North showed one king and South was obliged to sign oli at spades. If his partner happened to have a long diamond suit headed by the then be might be in position to bid a grand slam himself. West opened the nine of clubs against six spades. tho a heart lead would have placed heavy pressure against South from the out- set, West is hardly open criticism for his choice. Tbe seven of clubs was played from dummy and declarer won the trick in Us hand with the king aad proceeded to draw tramp ia tiro polls. With 11 tricks in plain view, South observed thai there were two chances to develop a 12th. An even divi- si on in diamonds would serve to establish dummy's long card in. that suit, or if that didn't materialize, he could fall back on the heart finesse. Declarer played the ace, king and another dia- mond. East showed out on the third round, however, and West exited with the queen of diamonds. South took the heart finesse nest, but suffered disappointment once more when East scored with the king of hearts for the setting trick. West's opening lead pro- vided declarer with a clue to the winning line of play. In- asmuch as the nine of clubs is clearly the top of nothing. East becomes marked with the queen of that suit This makes it possible to keep West out of the lead while South is working on the dia- mond suit and provides him with an additional opportuni- ty After drawing trump, H ia suggested that declarer cash the two top diamonds, fol- lowed by the ace of clubs and then the jack. East cov- ers with the queen and should be permitted to hold the trick while South dis- cards his remaining dia- mond. If East has another diamond to lead, declarer ruffs in his hand. If dia- monds do not divide evenly, te may still fall back on the heart finesse. When East Is In with the queen of crabs, however, ha finds himself with no safe card of exit If be leads back a club, it presents South -srith a ruff and dis- card. A heart return, on the other hand, Is right into the ace-queen. In either case, declarer obtains bis (rick, FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Your birthday today: This year you progress from the- ory to practical skills and take on personal responsibil- ity. Today's natives are per- sistent without receiving vis- ible encouragement. AKIES (March 21 April Your work area is apt to be in an area of conflict. Get out cf the way, avoiding involve- ment as long as possible. TAURUS (April 20-May Learn what you can from what happens now. People's com- ments are less valuable than your knowing what they do. GEMINI (May 21-June Your patience with late arrivals makes all the differ- erence this long day of endless discussion and unraveling of old stories. CANCER (June 21 July Be thrifty, keep resources in readiness for contingencies. Joint enterprises require full sharing of information. LEO (July 23 Aug. People of influence aid you or stand in your way, as your recent course deserves. It's up to you to do anything about it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. You'll be well rewarded for courtesy and care in dealing with both people and equip- ment. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Strive for serenity: all else set- tles into place. Make the most of a fleeting productive spurt this afternoon. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Early interruption is bene- ficial. You get an extra chance for last minute changes, catch an error in time to correct it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Doc. Protocol is untenable for the moment get to the point in family and social encount- ers, be realistic. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Get to that backlog of un- finished business, dear off what you can, prepare to close out what you can't reach. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. The job at hand is your first priority. Being aggressive or stubborn halts your progress. PISCES (Feb. 19-Marclf Deal directly, rather than trusting intermediaries. Make no decisions on behalf of an- other unless requested by all concerned. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) CASE TOMORROW IS ASREATPA'l'.. TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan PER PRUPPERi HAS YOUSE NO OAMWTION? PIS IS AMERICA, PEAFU LAMP 0' EQUAL OPPRATUNITYI WHERE EVERV KIP 00KN CAN HAVE A SHOT AT PA NATION'S COUU? Vt PA ONE Tf KNOCK OVER FORT KNOXJ BLONDIE-By Chic Young Ask Andy BLONDIE AMP I JUST HAD A QUARREL. AND SHES VERYANGRV AT ME, .BLAME HER.' HOW CAM YOU SAV TMAT? YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW Lciysan albatross Andy sends a complete 20- volunie set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Duane Mills, age 11, of Radcliff, Kentucky, for his question What is the Laysan albatross? All the albatrosses are champion fliers and spend mot of their time at sea. For generations, the Laysan alba- tross has spent the nesting sea- son on lonely Pacific islands. In the 1940s, some of these birds experienced a remark- able happening. Strange men arrived on their island, bring- ing all sorts of stupendous equipment. And of all things, those strangers in their flying machines surpassed the champion albatrosses. Of the 13 albatross species, nine are natives of the South- ern Hemisphere. One species nests on the Galapagos Is- lands that straddle the equat- or. Three others nest in the northern Pacific. One of these is the Laysan albatross, who was thought to limit his nest- ing area to the island of Lay- san, which is northwest of Hawaii. He is a white bird with a dusky dark back to match the dark color of his very skinny, very wide wings, There are dusky patches arama his brightt eyes and his sturdy bill is an early morn- ing shade of pink. We know that the Laysan al- batross ranges over a vast area to the west and north of the Hawaiian Islands. He nests in groups on several ocean isles besides Laysan. This was learned in World War H when United States soldiers and sail- ors established a base on the island of Midway. They soon Bridge results Ladies Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. April 11 1. Mrs. H. Foss and Mrs. I. Johnson; 2. Mrs. I. Shaw and Mrs. w. .L Waters; 3. Mrs. M. Rath and Mrs. C Schultz. Hamilton Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. Apr. 11. N.S. 7. N. Pslson and J. c. Lander- you; 2. Bob and M. Yoshl- hara: 3. B. Nilsson and E. Fox. E.W. 1. J. P. Lodermelw and M. F. Angyal; 2. R J. Thi'len and W. J. 3 A. Roberts and E. Langford. Novice Game April 11 1. H. Perry and E. Ward; 2. Mr. and Mrs. A. Shapiro; 3. M. Ward and I. Marcinfco. Thursday Night D.B.C. April 12 N.S. J. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Hodgson; 3. G. Roberts and 7. 3. V. Martin end E.W. 1. R. Wobick and R. Spaceman: 3. Mr. Wrs. A. Williams; 3 .G. s-xJ B Jurokvich Friday N.ght O.B.C. April 13 N.S. 1. C. W. Chichesler and E. Good- 2. R. Soackman and B. Nilsson; 3. O. B. Ben'iCT and G. Santa. F W. l. E. viler and K. Bentjen; I. M. McCann and W. L. Wslers; 3. I. Shaw and K t. Waters. Several bridge players from Lt1h- bndoc olaved at the annual bridae Sectional Tournament at B C. fast weekend. Tnt major awards and Iropnies won by local players was 1h- Overall in the Swiss Teams two session won by E. Miller end G. Santa with oartners FeHr Finland and C. w Dahiing cf LiSfcy. Montana. ConoraTulstions Wilrna Win'fr fcss wrtnen brifloe directors ere-m and is now certified Bndpe Director. Congrato- learned that the place already was occupied by several large squadrons of Laysan albatros- ses. This was their busy nesting season. However, the big beau- teous birds were not at all up- set by the human strangers. Far from it. They were fas- cinated with friendly interest and curiosity. Many of the big birds nested on the runways and more of them crowded to the barracks and other build- ings. This of course was very flat- tering to the visitors. But it also was a great nuisance. Those champion fliers of the bird world were a menace to the military aircraft. But no- body, nobody had the heart to kill them or even to oust them from their ancestral nesting grounds. The problem was par- tially solved when special teams were detailed to carry the albatross eggs from the runways. It was hoped that this would encourage the parent birds to relocate in safer areas. The Laysan albatross was a lot luckier than the short-tail- ed albatross, who once nested in large numbers on islands near Japan. A few decades ago, these colonies were bru- tally plundered for feathers and fertilizer. In 1958, when the species was almost extinct, Japan passed laws to protect the last 14 pairs. Let's hope that this will succeed. Though an excellent parent, the albatross does not build a lavish home. The nest is a bare patch on the grand. The mother and the father birds take turns at sitting on their one chalky white egg and the patient incubation period may be as long as 80 days. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. HnntiEglon Beach, California 92MS. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker II'L ABNER-By Andy Capp Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a dif- ferent digit It's jnaanly a question of knowing just now to look! What do you make of our SPOTS? SET THE DEEP FREEZE FOROOVEARS" WHEN IN MY WILL HAVE LOMS SIMCE CARRIED OFF I'U. INHERIT NDUR LIFE'S A POSSESSIONS.V 7 I DREAM COME S I'UUMAVE-A COMPLEVESET f? OF'CORPORAL. ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I CAN'T S, rr's TWO JUST HOURS TO 1 A MEUSSO KEEP _ HI AND LOIS-By Dik I DONT KNOW X WHVTHEy THESE T THINK MADE A BOO-BOO T CANT SUNBEAM NEARLY SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal (Answer tomorrow) HAGAR the HORRIBlE-By Oik COME AVAMOFTHeHOilSE HOME S0VE3 BOONS OWMP. r5 COULD KNOCOU, fSWVESTER! EXCUSE MUST BE HE'S THE OMLV OME WHO ISN'T HEftE IN BUGS! SO NICE OFMXJTD JOIN US! ISNT Awsaoy GONNA ASK ME T'PfcAV?