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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Jg _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, 14, 1978 Your horoscope TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 Your birthday today: An energetic year opens for col- lecting Uic rewards of your past seven years of work and study. Your viewpoint and values become malic. You are inclined to discard anything that no longer produces tangible re- sults. In your emotional life you now tend to become inore possessive, more dem- By Jeane Dixon more prag- onstrativc. Today's natives are endowed with faith, hope, and charity. AHIES (March 21 April Get right out, go after im- portant contacts, particularly those which lead to other pros- pects. Then seek expert ad- i sitlcr. Relatives spring a sur- prise. I LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Ask for a raise if you've earn- ed one; apply for improve- ments of working conditions. Arrange Interviews. Your en- ergy level will stay up if you vice. Attend to maintenance of enjoy what you're doing. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. home- 'Strop throat' can cause rheumatic heart disease SCOIU'IU (Oct. 211-.NW. Present serious concerns Dear Dr. Lamb like to know if tonsil infections can cause damage to the heart or cause other problems. I had large tonsils as a child. In my teen years 1 had frequent ton- silitis attacks. At 18, after an extra severe attack, t had them taken out. My doctor says I have a murmur. He said I may have had rheumatic fever as a child. I never had rheumatic symptoms except for the high fever due to the tonsils. Dear Reader Sore throats and infected tonsils caused by streptococci bacteria can in- deed cause rheumatic heart di- sease with a heart murmur. Other throat infections like the common vuiis ones do not. Simply stated, the body tarns immune substances to counter- act the streptococcal infection and in some people an allergtc- like response occurs in certain tissues, including the joints (that may become painful and swollen) and the heart. The re- action continues long after the streptococcal infection is gone. Years later a valve inside the heart may still be undergoing changes usually scarring and deforming the valve. A damaged valve may not be able to open completely or it may not be able to close com- pletely. The inefficient v a 1 v e causes the abnormal sound of murmur. The characteristics of the murmur where it is heard, if it is loud or soft and when it is best heard during the heart's beat all help the doctor to determine which heart valve is damaged and how se- vere the damage is. A lot of people have mur- mure and evidence of rheumat ic heart disease who do not re call having had rheumati fever. In these people we as sume the attack o[ rheumati fever was so mild or lacking in its usual features to go undiag nosed. The danger of rheumati' heart disease is the reason why a "strep throat" should always be seen by a doctor and treated If it were'possible to treat every "strep throat" properly, rheu matic heart disease would cease to be a problem. Treating "strep throats' means proper antibiotic treat ment not removing the ton sils. The tonsils should be re moved only if the tonsils and adenoids are causing obstruc tion which will lead to de- formed facial features or re- peated ear infections, or if they persistently con tain infectec material.or are abscessed. The tonsil is a simple lymph gland like those under the jaw and in the armpits. Lympt glands manufacture white blooc cells and substances to defend the body against infection. Nat- urally, those in the throat (ton- sils) enlarge when the throat is infected. An old diseased tonsil full of puslike material is no longer useful in the fight against infection. Some patients do show im- provement in their health after the tonsils are removed. This is usually a person with an old chronic infection. In other people removal of the tonsils does little more than run up a bill for suergery and hospitali- zation. a good humor. Co-operation is available, including some you haven't asked for. Find some creative project for the plea- sure of your loved ones. peeled. Travels related to group or community activities are well favored. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Get directly to the issues. You have several choices THAT WAS A 6COD VEAR.THAT WAS THE SAME YEARTHAT6AW5KIROU5H PAINTEP 'THE BLUE MW0EIOEU. HAVE ANOTHER ifEAR LIKE THAT LANCELOT-By Coker Perm GEMINI (May 21 June _.....___ _.........__ Schedules, budgets, accounts, open; select a "definite pathway practical features of your ca- and move A searcll turns up reer effort are all amenable to mislaid items. settlement this morning. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jam. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES Ef. GOREN [dim: INSWERS TO BRIDGE QUIZ Q. As Sooth, vulnerably trte bidding has proceeded: Sooth West Norfe Eirt Para 1 VMS r What is your response? While normally ire TrwJd fSre partner i little leeway vben lias opened In the third seat, hi this instance it might be patting too much pressure Pass 3 3 4 Pass i fffcat do ywi bid now? Fire Whlla tan not shown outstanding; Strength, he Is 1o be relied on for 4 seven card JHiit. Your weakness In hearts should, not be deterrent, for partner Is marked with a singleton at most. WKh two of the suit be should hive returned la bcarts after the torw spade bid. 9. 3-As Sooth, tnlnerable, yoa bold: 4A1S3 Ientiful elements. Besides, appears that the seething he earth's ingredients are and the cool earth are quids, frozen gas solids of the same atomic e e- coolish gases. While in though the in- starry sun, all the atomic are in vastly differ- ments are seething proportions. The fascinat- What's more, most of its problem is how these tiny are densely packed ions, were identified in the ped of their electrons. from a distance of 93 condition is vastly miles. The answers from our cool, gaseous found in (lie rainbow of light. Atoms of in i hydrogen gas Three-quarters of the sun is seething hydrogen gas and one quarter is helium gas. The earth is very short of these two elements. Our most plentiful in-jredients include oxygen, silicon and assorted metallic element. These and most of our remaining ingredients make up only one per cent of the sun. ViKlin fho olln'c OQ not- brilliant lines across the yellow band of the spectrum. Burning gases of all the create identifying lines in their own colored bands o the spectrum. AH the sun's ingredients are incandescent gases. So you would expect to find all its elements identified by their vivit lines in the solar spectrum. VJS'LL ABOUT BLONplE-By Chic Young WELL, HOOPAY.' I FINISHED THE LAST OF TME CHRISTMAS AMD I WAS LYINS HeBE WITH VISIONS _ OF EUSARPLUMS T DANCING .J IN MY HEAD r BEETLE BAILEY-By Mori Walker TAKE CARE Of HIM? AMU TriE I BEP5 AT YOUE HOUSE APE SO SOFT I ALWAYS ANP THAT'S- ffOM. ASREATCOOK IT RUINS MY PON'TBE WE'RE BOTfV WITH YOU 111 ABNER-By Al Capp The bidding faas.proceeded: Sooth West North. East 3 4 Pais 4 Pass "What do you bid now? A. Pwtiwr presumably heard yon bid three spades, an- nouncing thaUyour hand Is Jess In aBTiWng ebc. 2f he four It Is ta. the belief that he expects to make tba contract In his oirn hand. Dont be A nuracmaW. Q. Both sides vulnerable, and as South you hold 9KJ987 OAG 10 The bidding has proceeded: "West North East 1 Pass 2 0 Pass 2 NT Pass Pass T What do yon bid. now? Our preference Is Blr hearts. It Is true that We have only 16 points in high cards, hut valued at hearts our hand U three more points after North supports the suit, one for for the firth card ol the sup- ported ficart suit. Q. are South, vul- nerable, and you hold: WK97G42 The bidding has proceeded: Sonto West North East 1