Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
26 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 13, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb In one of your columns you said that low thyroid is a metabolic dis- ease, but there were many causes of fatigue. At times I have a burst of energy, but it doesn't last very long and usually after supper I tend to be quite tired. I do have an un- deractive thyroid and my blood pressure is low. I was taking some type of thyroid pills, but they didn't seem to help me at all. As a result of my thyroid condition I am overweight. Dear Reader Let's eliminate the problem of physical fatigue from heavy physical work. The cause of other types of fatigue is often situational. It may be a symp- tom of just plain boredom. In other instances in reflects un- happiness with life situations, at home, with the family, or on the job. A common problem with many people is lack of a truly significant goal that stimulates the person and brings out his or her best qualities Emotional fatigue in the evening often is related to problems within the marriage. It may be a women's reaction to spending the night with her husband Some men, too, use the mechanism for similar reasons Beyond that you need to look to the many medical Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter If twenty-two times seventeen Were read as "five six And ninety-nine times eighty-nine As "two one one five Then how might you expect to read In numerals like that, Just forty-one times forty-two7 What would the product be? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: GOOFY was 10093 Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. problems that interfere with the release of energy from your food within your cells. High on this list is anemia. You need oxygen in the cells to release food energy. Anemia limits the ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the cells. Nutritional factors are equally important. If you don't have enough of the right foods and the necessary vitamins needed to process the food and release energy, you will lack energy or feel tired. Anyone who has over- done the dieting kick knows what I'm speaking about. Circulatory disease, including heart trouble, can cause fatigue. It is similar to anemia, in that poor circula- tion makes it impossible to provide adequate amounts of oxygen and nutrients to the cells You have to be able to transport all the food and ox- ygen elements to, the cells before the energy release can occur. Infectious illnesses sap energy by using it to fight the infection or repair and replace damaged structures and vital complex chemicals in the body A common cause for fatigue is insufficient physical ac- tivity This can happen to a housewife. The housekeeping chores, while time con- suming, may not provide the range of needed physical ac- tivity. The office worker sitting at a desk all day may become physically decon- ditioned. This has far reaching effects on energy. A good regular physical exer- cise program will help with this problem. Metabolic diseases can cause fatigue, this includes low thyroid problems, disease of the adrenal gland, diabetes and other problems. Taking thyroid will not relieve fatigue unless there really is a low thyroid problem. If you are bored with your marriage thyroid won't help. It won't help you lose weight, either, unless you are really low on thyroid. For a more complete dis- cussion on your energy system read my newest book "Metabolics" (Harper and It will explain most of these complicated interac- tions on food, vitamins, physical activity, obesity, low blood sugar and your energy system. Your horoscope lyfeamDUon SATURDAY, DEC. 14 Your birthday today: You have a hectic, busy schedule all year with pleasant results. Resist taking the easy way out of basic problems; expedience creates complications later. Relationships thrive, but don't use them for personal ad- vancement. Today's natives are talented mathematically, often anticipate the intentions of people they barely know. ARIES (March 21-April Make this a business like day of orderly routines and avoid quibbling. Earning power increases; add to savings. In- vite good friends for a quiet celebration this evening. TAURUS (April 20-May Push personal ventures vigorously. New connections are important, but don't neglect older associates. Stop short of too much. GEMINI (May 21-June Realize that others have different attitudes than yours. Optimism in business shouldn't lead you into over- expansion. Think! CANCER (June 21-July Today's action runs a normal course if you are less candid with and more kind toward friends and family. Take time out for serious study in later hours LEO (July 23-Aug. General restlessness among others is typical today. Scramble to keep up with your team. Special care with anything mechanical or electrical is indicated. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Counting your pennies pays while investing in clothing and personal items. Social relations require intuition and wisdom. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Being patient isn't all there is to getting along. Continue to work for optimum conditions and toward your goal. You make lasting improvements in property or possessions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. You can profit from previous thrift and care of equipment. Your mental and physical energy is near maximum get busy! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Renegotiate today for what you eventually want. Follow your own judgment rather than that of friends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Personal ventures thrive until you try too hard. Complete some phase of a project left over from the past week. Respond to and offer a romantic gesture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Make your own decisions about money without publicity. Professional advice misses the point; your exact situation isn't understood. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Today is relatively free flowing, provided you neither lend nor borrow. Keep in touch with old friends; catch up on correspondence. HAVE you EVER CONSIDERED HAMMERING >OUR SWORD INTO A RU2WSHARES? NO, BUT THAT'S A I PEA, BROTHER JOHN. THEN HE TRIES TO PUT IN TOO DETAIL i HIT A MAN WITH A PLOW- SHARE AND HE5 GOING TO MES BEEN MIT. HI AND LOIS I WtoULPN'T VoU'P HAVE TO PAY _.. JUST TO 86 WELL, THAT'S TOO BAD. BUT I OWE THEM MORE THAN THAT BECAUSE OF _ AM. INTERNAL REVENUE SAVS I OWE THEM Ask Andy Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1974 Chicago Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH K84 10742 AQ2 A42 WEST EAST Void KJ863 49643 4J1075 SOUTH A76532 V9 KJ10 The bidding: South West North East 1 Pass 2 NT Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Six of Gentlemen: I can't wait to tell you about the latest exploit of Trump Coup Tommy. As you know, we at the club regard him as merely a mediocre performer whose bidding is unreliable and who can usually be expected to drop a trick or two in the play. His forte is an incredible flair in handling trump situations. For once, it was difficult to fault Tommy's bidding. He had an opening bid and no trump certainly didn't look like the right spot to pla> the hand. The final contract was quite reasonable, and the defenders began with two rounds of'hearts. After ruffing the second one, Tom- my led a trump to the king, and got the bad news when West showed out. Instead of becoming perturbed at the 4-0 trump apparently meant that he was bound to lose two spades, a heart and a club- Tommy ruffed another heart as though he didn't have a care in the world. He then cashed out his winners in the minor suits, ending in dummy. Tommy was left with three trumps and a losing club, and he needed two more tricks. East just sat there looking very satisfied with himself, for his four remaining cards were the queen-jack-ten cf trumps and the master club, and he seemed certain to take three tricks. However, appearances can be deceptive, as Tommy proceeded to demonstrate. He led dummy's last heart, and East speedily realized that his tickets were not worth their face value. If East discarded his club winner, Trump Coup Tommy would ruff with a low trump and so make his contract. On the other hand, if East ruffed the heart, Tommy would dis- card his club loser and event- ually trump East's queen of clubs for his tenth trick. Yours in bridge, Rufus Winner BATS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Robert J. Ordway, age 10, of Stittville, N.Y., for his question Are bats really blind? It would be nice if people liked to talk about the wondrous truths of the animal world. But for reasons un- known, they usually prefer to spread senseless bits of gossip For example, each generation of human children learns that cats have nine lives, elephants are scared of mice and bats are blind None of these rumors is true. The furry little bats are creatures of the night. Often they fly forth in squadrons just after the sun goes down to catch pesky gnats on the wing. Their little bright eyes see just about as well as ours do in the dim, dusky light. We share our world with at least different bats. And there is evidence that at least some species see quite well in the bright light of day. Most likely all of them see better in the dark than we do because they are more used to dim Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Dec. 13, 1974 Sir Francis Drake set sail on his voyage around the %vorld 397 years ago in 1577. It was four years before his ship the Golden Hinde return- ed to England to make him the first Englishman to circum- navigate the earth. He had set out on a buccaneering expedi- tion but continued on through the Straits of Magellan, through the Indian Archipelago and around the Cape of Good Hope. 1781 The United States observed day of prayer and thanksgiving after the end of Revolutionary war hostilities. 1784 English lex- icographer Samuel Johnson was born. 1808 Madrid surrendered to Napoleon. 1918 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson arrived in Paris for peace conference after the First World War. 1957 Earthquakes killed in Iran and Mongolia. BUGS BUNNY caves and hollow trees. But none of them can see in total darkness and, so far as we know, no bat has our glorious gift of color vision. However, the little brown bats have a remarkable gift that we do not. Long before the human family arrived on the planet earth, the bats were using radar to find their way from here to there Radar uses sound waves that bounce back from solid ob- jects, bringing echoes. Human ears can hear sounds that reach only so high. Bats can hear sounds that go much higher, into the supersonic range that we can- not hear. Their high pitched voices also utter sounds in the supersonic range. A bat's built in radar system works by sending supersonic twitters that echo back from solid ob- jects to his supersensitive ears To us he seems to fly through the dusky darkness in complete silence. Actually he is uttering supersonic twitters from his wide open mouth These sound waves bounce off twigs and other solid ob- stacles in his path. His sen- sitive ears catch the echoes, and his furry wings swerve in time to avoid collisions Even if the bat had keen eyesight, it would not help him to see inside a pitch-black cave or outdoors on a dark night. But his remarkable built-in radar system works in daylight and in total darkness. As he utters his supersonic cries and hears their super- sonic echoes, he forms a sound picture of his sur- rounding very much like the man-made radar system on a plane or ship. Queationt aaked by chil- dren of Herald re.aders ahould ba mailed to Aak Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntlngton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) THIS IS SORT OF LIKE WATCHING ONE OF THOSE. DOCTOR SHOWS ON TELEVISION.' 1974 By warnef B PIPE "as WRENCH.' MY" DON'T SINK IS WELL TAKE STOPPED CAKE O' YOU HURT HER LITTLE PEELINGS IT SAVS TMAT CATS ARE MUCH SMARTER THAN DOGS IS AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON FAMILY PETS ARCHIE YOU CAN'T GO ON THE I'M THE X SITE. I JUST WANTk. A TO INSPECT HARD THE NEW HAT SCHOOL ADDITION. --------__--------------_ I'LL HAVE. TO JOIN THE M YOU CAN HAVE. YOUR FUNNY j AND YOU CAN HAVE YOUR FUNNY HAIR BACK.' HAGAR THE HORRIBLE BEETLE BAILEY FAR FROM HOME Cliff McBnde of Glen Cove, N.Y., and Lee Black of Mount Vernon, N Y have travelled some distance for their college football The two sophomores are on the University of Washington variety. Li'L A8NER PUT THOSE AWFUL SUMS AWAY AND I'LL. EACH OF you A SWEET Ll'i. THIS HUMILIATING.'.' 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