Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday. August 1973 LAWRENCE E. M. D. Mental changes in the elderly Ask Andy Dsar Dr. Lamb What help is there for folks in their 60s who occasionally have mental blocks or Is it re- lated to What could a person do to avoid se- nile Some of our parents have this condition and we would like to avoid it. Dear Reader Wouldn't we all like to avoid it and the other manifestations of aging. A cer- tain number of these problems are caused by the fatty deposits in the arteries to the the exact same disease that's re- sponsible for heart Sometimes this results in block- ing small arteries in the brain that produce what some have called little strokes. This in turn results in personality changes and loss of memory and mental confusion There are probably a num- ber of other things which oc- cur too in older people related to fundamental changes in the chemistry of their body. I be- lieve it is important to think about these problems before outdoors. But ber that there truth to the old idea that if you dont' use you lose it. I sus- pect that memory exercises are just as important to the brain as are muscle exercises to the body. There has been precious little work done on this such things as training one's mem- and then regularly exercis- ing the memory. There are lots of memory training books available. They aren't necessarily but they do provide something which offers some value to peo- ple who are interested in try- ing to train their memory and keep their brain functioning at its optimal level. Anyone actively using the I brain and solving problems or dealing with mental exercises I as a part of a way of life are 1 at least doing this to some extent. This may explain why people remain mentally alert as long as they are active and j literally don't stop mental ac- 1 thity when they retire. There j are some medicines that have I Snake fangs Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Karl age of San for his How do a snake's fangs This is the summer season when young adventurers go forth to explore the wondrous let's remem- also are some solemn bewares. Mother Nature shows us a world of wonders but she whacks the careless ones. One of her most deadly whips is a poisonous snake. on poisonous snakes was dur- ing the late before the summer season coaxed us out into the wilds. That was the sensible time to prepare our- selves by learning to identify the particular snaky enemies we are likely to meet in our home states and also those we might meet in places where we plan to vacation. Local libraries have this in- usually adorned with color portraits of the deadly types. Armed with this j ENWRANCE_CAN STOP lattrtJrm----------- TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a dif- been found to be useful in im- one's mental functions 'remember TI K senns a good but do some things to help pre. age. Some of these vent the likelihood of having j these problems. High on the of is preventing a s you have suggested from your letter. This even if you're not afraid of having a heart that be well advisad to follow a diet that helps to prevent specifically a diet sufficiently limited in cal- ories to prevent limit- ed in particularly the sa- turated and limited in cholesterol content. a regular physical exercise pro- gram as dees the avoid- ance of unhealthy habits such as cigarette smoking. To these factors 1 would add the often neglected field of psycho-social and mental func- tions. By this I mean structur- ing one's life for continued in- volvement with other thereby avoiding the frequent chemical changes that occur in some people that affect brain function and. in this conjunc- tion. are related to medicines that are sometimes used to com- bat depressions. Send vour questions to Dr. in care of this news- P.O. Box 1551. Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY. AUGUST 3 Your birthday retirement type response asso- j Education is the keyword for ciated with the mental and per- i the coming year Every mci- sonahty decline of the indrudu-i dent will have its lesson. Re- al involved. There is some I lationships are lively but GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN O Tit Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A 0843 AKQ9S WEST Q 10 8 5 2 EAST K 9 6 Q 10 9 4 0107 A 10 S 5 2 OQJ92 J 7 SOUTH A73 V AK7S 0 AK65 The Sonth West North East INT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening Five of A There are many to the play of some of them leftovers from the days of whist. Most of these offer sound advice. beware of playing by rote. Rules were made to be bro- ken. SouLh's choice of opening tiids does not meet with our complete approval. We pre- fer something better than a weak doubleton for an open- ing no trump bid. In addi- all of South's points are in aces and so his hand is more oriented to a suit contract than to no trump. North's raise to jame is faultless. West applied the for opening best trom your longest and Declarer allowed East's king to win the first and ducked again when East continued with the nine to his partner's queen. he won the ace on the third round. There were eight top tricks in and the logi- cal place to seek the game- going trick was in the club suit. declarer led a but West played the As West held two winning spades that he could cash once he got the declarer was forced to win the trick In dummy. He fol- lowed with the remaining high to learn that the suit divided 4-2. Declarer could establish dummy's fifth but there was no entry to the table to enjoy it. Eight tricks proved to be de- rlarer's limit. It would have been a dif- ferent tale had West thoughtlessly followed anoth- er hand Had West played the seven of clubs on South's first lead of that declar- er would play dummy's' nine. East would win with the but there would no way to get to West's hand for the defenders to take their spades. Declarer would win an.v return and lead his remain- ing club. Dummy's king and queen would extract all the defenders' cards in the and dummy's six of clubs would be declarer's ninth trick. we can recognize rattlers and other poisonous snakes in time to not away from deadly dan-1 i ger. j The time to do our Karl's question sprang from I a scientific interest in i with no plans to investigatel the deadly fangs for himself. In this we must depend 1 on answers from trained ex- perts who have investigated the I problem under maximum se- cvirity. They tell us that a rat- j tier's though deadly dan- are highly sophisticated I weapons and several million i years were needed to perfect them. His two are hollow and dagger-sharp. One is root- ed. hinged and sheathed on odd What do you make of each side near the front of his I upper jaw. When not in use. 1 the hinges fold back to lay them flat inside his mouth I Above each fang is a sac of i glandular tissue. This is where i copious supplies of the deadly I venom are manufactured and held in readiness for attack The rattler has mysterious sense organs that detect odors. t flavors and temperature. When this sensory news indicates the nearness of a -warm-blooded the rattler prepares to strike The fangs are low- ered. and now point down at I right angles to his -jaw. His aim is and in a fraction of a the fangs dig two dagger sharp wounds into his victim's flesh. At this intricate muscles in the jow and head squeeze venom from the sacs. i along ducts and down into the j I hollow centers of the fangs. Holes in the sharp tips iniect j t lethal does of his poison deep i into the wounds. In a the i are withdrawn and the ready to strike again. ITOISHI HEAf YER SCFWVL1N6 APOOTOUR TRIE'S ANCESTORS COMING FROM K Tiff. EXCEPTION OF COURSE FROM CHINESE MANPARIN OF THE CfiOU jsn flV e-z CRIK-BLE BLONOIE-By Chic Young HOW N 0 W C OAV TV H 0 B R 0 W N Thanks for an idea to J. A. Ralston. Alberta. Yesterday's Steve 36 sister 44. I WISH SHE'D HU3RY UP AND SET t'l OFF THAT PHONE I I LIFT D5 BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker need your sincere concern openly expressed. Because of deeper concentration on what they really today's na- tives frequently prosper where others fail. I BUT CAM TALK LONe-EP YOU TALK-P TOO Y BUT TIMED LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp tal to depend on this notion because sometimes he fails to give his warning signal. Nor does he have to rear into the usual striking position before dealing a deadly blow. And though some say he cannot strike an object directly over his fast action cameras prove that he can. Questions asked by children Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box 765. HontiEgion California 92648. Chronicle Publisning Co. Here are the ANSWEP-S for your NEWS QUIZ PART Joint PART PART 5-d PICTURE Hank Aaron of Atlanta Braves ARIES 21-April There's elsment of surprise in most of the day's incidents. Nearly everybody is making J up for lost time. Social Some folk assure us that the ity thrives. snake always rattles his tail be- i TAURUS 20-May fore str.LkmS-. Il Prove i Impulse leads to innovations in whatever you're doing. Concentrate on hers-and-now issues. Today's events have a humorous quality. GEMINI 21 June Early choices should be selec- tive you'll be busy all day. Young people and their exploits fill the news. CANCER 21-July Make the most of favorable circumstances. Work to make your advantages permanent. LEO 23 Aug. Breaks in routines are to be expected. Wait to see what is best for the long term. Young people are full of mischief. VIRGO 23 Sept. Things done and saX long ago return to provide more cons 3- quences. Conditions are more favorable than they seem. LIBRA 23 Oct. Despite your tense follow a definite course of ac- tion. You have much to cel- ebrate this evening SCORPIO 23 Nov. Your turn is coming next. Good humcr makes all the dif- so stay with it despite abrupt turns of circumstances. SAGITTARIUS 22-Dec. Hit the high spots of your wcrk. Your world is with many things to do to hold your place. CAPRICORN 22 Jan. Normal drift patterns bring all factors together for a productive impact. Shara a cheerful molo AQUARIUS 20 Feb. Personal projects meet with generally successful re- despite flaws in a hasty move made under pressure. PISCES 19 March Review your position and pos- see that your estab- lishment is in everything working well. The Chicago I ROASTED DEAR- ISOOR CnEAPLIMG A ALL OVER TO ROAST CI-IEAPLING. A LATER-ALL OVEP THE. PEOPLE. ARE NAUSEATED THAT'S THE LOOK HE' EVER VC LAUGHING 70 MAM STEAKS- AWr-HA PRICE.'f ARCHIE-By Bob Montana Today in history TODAY IN HISTORY By THE CANADIAN PRESS Aug. 1973 First Lord of the Admi- ralty Winston Churchill an- nounced the British fleet had been mobilized 59 years ago prep- aration for the First World War. Two days later war was automatically declared when Germany failed to an- swer a British ultimatum and launched the invasion of Belgium. British Colum- bia legislature approved a government bill to take over the B.C. Electric Co. as a Crown paying million for the company stocks. Potsdam Con- ference between the United the Soviet Union and Britain ended. German cam- paign to capture the Uk- raine began during the Sec- ond World War. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browne X WENT BACK TO THE CAR WHERE'VE I FOR MY YOU WHAT TOOK THIS GUY 1 SO LONG OFFERED ME AN AUDITION WITHl THE MODERN ..ON THAT HOT PAVEMENT.7 HI AND LOIS-Py Dik DO YOU SEE ANYONE DOING NO. I JUST TO SET THE SIGNALS STRAIGHT IF SOMEONE 15 OUT THERE SCREAMING AND WAVING THEIR DO YOU SAVE TH5M SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal THE 15 SONG DSNTIST. ''DOES HE HAVE ALL THE GOLD IF- HE MEUS THEM DOWH PRKE OF AtfNG WITH IKE ONE ON HIS HEAD.. BUGS BUNNY THAT'S IT PER TWO WHOU6 TMEPE-'S NEVER WTTH A ScrtNooeit I'M ALL SET T' LEAVE ON MY BOSS'. SLEEPING AT YOUR v AeOUNPJ THE WATEE COOLER... UP OFFICE POOLS ON THE BASE- H-rBALL GAMES'.