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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 _ THE IBTHBRIDOE HERAID Thursday, December 17, 1970 Your Horoscope By JEANE DIXON FK1DAY, DEC. 38 Your birthday tcilay: A year of reasonable progress is best achieved by diligence and continued study. Your present line of effort is broadened by technical de- velopments so that you must hurry to keep up mil) the changing times. Your earn- ings rise with steady effort. Emotional expression comes rather impulsive, with fre- quent dramatic To- day's natives have strong lit- erary talents in telling an in- teresting story, and usually help in community affairs. ARIES (.March 2t-April You need to be clearly heard; outspoken with peers and com- petitors, quite the reverse with people who outrank you. Dis- regard unfair or incomplete comment. TAUHUS (April 20-May In your social group you will find the young striving for adult freedom, needing advice, unwilling to ask for oth- ers trying to live in bygone times. GEMINI (May 21 June You can't keep a secret now, so don't try. Stay with rou- tines. A health checkup will let you know what's what snd whether you have to do any- thing special. CANCER (June 2i July Everything should go rather well today. Avoid the tempting let-down and drift, press right ahead to do as much as you can enjoy doing. LEO (July 23 Aug. Wind up the work-week with no loose ends. Dress well, but realize you don't have to be ex- travagant to make a good im- pression. See everything with a sense of humor. V1KGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Devotion io exactness only causes needles squabbles. Let reasonable lapses go. Im- promptu arrangements work cut belter than detailed plans now. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Career prospects brighten with an idea gained while traveling, listening to strangers. Your community needs your talents; find a graceful way to volun- teer. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Everybody has his own special tantrum to throw today. Your success is determined by haw you cope with all this without taking sides. Don't try too hard. Relax SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Do your normal work hi good spirits. Expect your friends and companions to be somewhat shy or concerned about something. Gentle con- sideration should come nat- urally. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. An idea that looks fine to you from your sketches doesn't arouse the enthusiasm of oth- ers. To insist on pushing it through only makes the situa- tion worse. Work alone if pos- sible. AQUARIUS (J a n. 20 Feb. It's better to catch an er- ror yourself, before showing your work, than to let others discover it. Today ttiey will not let you escape responsibil- ity for the blunder. "PISCES (Feb. 19-March If you will muster your cour- age and demand some im- provement or increase, you stand a chance of getting it, particularly in a newly setup situation. Nothing lost by try- ing. 1970, Newsday, Inc. Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Diana Hen- derson, age 11, and Bruce Henderson, age 8, of Fred- ericton, New Brunswick, Can- ada, for their question: How do trees breathe after they lose their leaves? In the plant world the pro- cess of breathing is called res- piration, It is an exchange of gases between internal living cells and the air outside. The system is scaled down to a mi- croscopic level to allow single molecules of gases to enter and exit. Almost all the so-called breathing pores are located in the leaves that many trees shed in the fall. It is natural to won- der how these trees survive the winter months without the res- piration necessary to keep their cells alive. e a Deciduous trees that shed their leaves slow down all their cellular operations during the winter season. Their bare brown twigs stop lengthening and their secret buds form slowly, very slowly. A few meager layers o f small woody cells form thin rings around their woody trunks, under the bark. During the summer, the leafy boughs provide plenty of oxygen to make possible the manufacture of sugary plant food, provide fuel for growth and a multitude of busy cellu- lar activities. The key to all this is the tiny breathing pores called stoffla- ta. Through their portals there is a constant exchange of oxy- gen and carbon dioxide gases in the air. Most of them crowd in the leaves, but they are also on the surfaces of stems and tender young twigs. In later life, the stomata on twigs and branches usually are partly overgrow by porous cells of bark. However, a certain num- ber of them remain open and these may let in enough oxy- gen molecules to supply some of the minimum operations that go on during the leafless win- ters. But the trees do not have to depend on them, for their mir- aculous living cells have anoth- er system to maintain their chemical activities. Its feul supply is locked in molecules of sugar manufactured by the summery leaves and now stored in the cells. Without the help of oxygen, the sugar is broken down to yield carbon dioxide, alcohol and chemical energy to carry on cellular ac- tivities. This operation is call- ed anaerobic respiration meaning respiration without air. It may proceed during the leafless whiter and a certain amount of anaerbolc respira- tion also goes on during the summer in deeply buried cells that get less than their share of oxygen from outdoors. Anaerobic activity may pro- duce the chemical energy for a limited amount of growth and cellular activity. But remem- ber, its energy is released from stored sugar molecules. To create these minuscule power- houses, the plant needed a con- tinuous exchange of gases with the air outdoors. And for this operaton, it needed Ihose sto- mata breathing pores on the surface of its leaves. Stomata vary in different plants. As a rule, a pinprick is wide enough to hold of their tiny, open portals. There may be from 25.000 to in one square inch of leaf sur- face. Each stoma poo is set in cells of the leaf epidermis. It has two guard cells that open and close the tiny pores to ad- just the exchange of gases to' temperature, humidity, bril- liant sunshine and the amount of water inside the plant. Questions asfted by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, KuiitmglOu Be-acil, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1970) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Bifocals can he j a pain in the neck If you have a pain in the neck or arm or tingling in the hands, it may be caused by you r glasses. Dr. Claire Wolfe ex- plained the problem to the American Congress of Rehabili- tation Medicine. It all began when Ben Frank- lin invented bifocals to keep from using two pair of glasses. The reading lens was put at the bottom. This is fine for reading a book on your lap or reading something lying on the desk, but that is about the only time it is fine. In these reading positions (he neck is bent for- ward and the eyes cast down- ward. But, if ttie person reads something at eye level, like holding up a newspaper, or reads something above (lie head he is in trouble. This curves the neck backward in an ab- normal position. Bending the neck backward tends to compress the normal space between the vertebrae. As the vertebrae decrease in size with age, this position causes pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord that normally pass out through the spaces be- tween the vertebrae. This, in turn, causes pain in the necfc and arm and tingling sensa- tions in the arms and hands. About half of middle aged people have changes in the neck vertebrae that contribute to the problem. This is also the age when bifocals are prescribed. Then, if the person needs to do a lot of close-up eye work, he is in difficulty. There are other ways to cause this problem besides using bifocals. Afty situation that requires the head to be tilted back far enough to bend the neck backward is a poten- tial hazard. Painting -a ceiling if j'ou are not used to it may cause sore neck muscles and if there are changes in the spine, nerve compression can occur. Stockbrokers seated at their desk watching a ticker tape near the ceiling level must cane their neck backward in an unnatural position. How can this be avoided? Well, Dr. Wolfe has had bifocal lenses put at the top of his glasses for reading in some in- stances with good success. Being aware of the problem helps to avoid it. Of course, you could use two pairs of glasses. Some of the occupational prob- lems independent of glasses can be solved. For example, if a person must watch a television set, a ticker tape, or other mon- itoring device, it should be low- ered to eye level or below to prevent neck craning. The principle is very simple: If you don't get your nose too high in the air you are less likely to be a pain in the neck. It looks more and more as if cigarette smoking is the major cause for increased deaths after middle age. In the age group of 40-09 the death rate in women smokers is 28 per cent higher than in nonsmokers. In men smokers the death rate is 88 per cent greater than in non- smokers for the same age group. See-through blouse case is dropped DENVER (AP) Charges resulting from the wearing of a see-through blouse were dropped here against Suzanne Jones after her lawyer said the blouse's long lace trim- med collar obscured, "criti- cal areas." City attorneys decided against prosecuting Miss Jones, 22, and the charges were dismissed in Denver county court Peter Ney of the American Civil Liberties Union, repre- senting lliss Jones, said the charges denied her freedom of dress. She had been accused of committing an indecent act and exposing her breasts by wearing a transparent green bolero type blouse with a bare midriff. Chief robbed in station LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) Walter ShanK, police chief of nearby Christiana, was robbed 01 last night in the police station. Shank said a man had roused Nicholas Madonna, who lives over a drugstore, seeking medicine for his ail- ing wife. Since Madonna d i d n 't have a phone he brought the man to the police station in the community of about persons. Stiank said he asked the man a few questions, then reached for the phone to call a local pharmacy. "When he reached for Ms cigarettes a large hunting knife fell out of his Shank said. "He knew the jig was up and whipped out a gun from his sleeve. "He had me covered so I couldn't do anything." GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN [C mot br Tin Trthpwl Both vulnerable! South ieafa. NORTH ASS 0 QJ43 QJ1064 WEST EAST A K J 10 3 1 4732 (7AQ10T8 09852 0116 K SOUTH AQ8 OAK? Ths kidding: South West North East 1 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Past Pass Opening lead: Jack of Concern for the safety of his three no trump contract paid off a handsome dividend to one declarer in a recent team of four match, when he took maximum measures to protect himself. The bidding was the same si both .tables, and In each case opened the jack of spades into declarer's queen. One South led the seven of diamonds at trick two to North's queen to put thru the queen of clubs for a finesse, West was in with Uie king, The spade suit could now be established by leading tho king to dislodge South's ace, however the sequence of plays had uncovered some Interesting Information mn> cerning declarer's holding. When the jack of diamond! held, it Indicated that South had both the ace and king. Ha was marked with the ace, queen of spades and If he had the ace of clubs as wassuggested from tho manner in which he had played that 10 tricks were there for taking. What was most sig- nificant, however, was that West could assign 17 to South in these three suits, leaving nothing in the fourtls So reasoning, West shifted to a heart thru d u m m y king-jack. East proceeded to cash fiva tricks in that suit to send declarer down to defeat. At the other table. South was more concerned about protecting his Achilles heel from attack. He did not mind letting East in where a heart shift would assure him of retaining a stopper in that suit. He felt that every effort must be extended to keep West out of the lead. After winning the opening, declarer put down the ace of clubs and caught West's king. Ha routinely cashed 11 clubs, four diamonds and two netted an 860 point swing for his side [6w> for the vulnerable game plus the 200 point set recorded by his teammatesj. SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CRISIS-By Wall Disney Rb'IWEO EVSRV7JJW6 KOW EVERYONE WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS I NEVER AWG A PECI5ION WWOuT CONSULTING fM BEA6LH BOAKf.' 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