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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Psc.mb.r !8, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 27 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Eyes red, ilclty? suspect miles Do your eyes itch and are they red when you get up in the morning? If so, you may have eye mites. That is right- mites, a tiny bug closely related to the tick. One doctor claims that it occurs in 80 per cent of his patients over 65 years of age and is common in adults throughout the United States, Jn case you don't want to call tnem eye mites there is another name _ demodex folliculorum brlpharitis. The microscopic bugs mfest t h e eyelashes. Fortunately, they do not carry any disease- that we know of. They burrow into the eyelash and cause itch- ing and sometimes vague pain, usually in the morning. The recommended treatment is washing the eyelids twine a day with a mild baby shampoo. Women are especially vulner- able to eye mites since, the mites live in oil and women use lots of oil in their skin lo- tions and make-up. Some wo- men evidently would rather have eye mites than wrinkles. So here is a tip, men: If you are in the market for a new wife and don't want eye mites- look for a wrinkled one. Dear Dr. Lamb My doctor says I have "paroxysmal atrial tachycardia." What causes it and what is the best treat- ment? Dear Reader Tachycardia means a fast heart beat. Par- oxysmal means occurring in bursts or paroxysms. Atr i a 1 identifies that the impulse for the heart beat begins in the atria the saclike chambers at the top of the heart. Tims the term means recurrent epi- sodes of rapid heart action caused by an abnormal impulse in the top of the heart, Tliis occurs in some people without any apparent disease, but it also occurs in heart di- sease, an overactive thyroid, pneumonia, too much alcohol and a host of other conditions. If there is a medical cause the best treatment is to correct the basic problem, like an over- active thyroid. Sometimes a sudden attack can be stopped by a person trained in stimulat- ing reflexes in the neck or even Ihe eyes. An untrained person can occasionally abort an at- tack by simply holding his breath in deep inspiration, or even gagging. Repeated epi- sodes often can be prevented by certain medicines. One of these is quinidine, a heart med- icine closely related to quinine. We nray soon have a new wonder pill for Hie man who has everything. It neutralizes male hormone. It can prevent baldness and acne. Already in Germany one of these drugs is an acceptable alternative to castration for sex criminals. An enlarged prostrate, a common ailment in men, may soon be treated with one of these hor- mones rather than surgery. TWO PLANTS One of nature's oddest curiosi- ties, lichens, are really two plants entwined in one. NOTICE TO ALL IETHBRIDGE HERALD DISPLAY ADVERTISERS TO ENSURE THE UTMOST ACCURACY, PROVIDE SUFFICIENT LAYOUT AND DESIGN PRODUCTION TIME, AND TO GUARANTEE PUBLICATION ON THE DAY OF YOUR CHOICE YOUR ADVERTISING COPY MUST BE RECEIVED NOT LATER THAN 12 NOON THREE PUBLISHING DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION (IF A PROOF IS REQUIRED) AND NOT LATER THAN 12 NOON TWO PUBLISHING DAYS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION (IF NO PROOF IS REQUIRED) Those requiring proofs are reminded the minimum ad size for delivered proofs is 42 column inches Proofs of ads smaller than 42 column inches will be available for viewing at The Herald until p.m. Ihe day prior to publication. For Courteous, Professional Advertising Assistance, or Further Information, Just Call The Letltbridge Herald 328-4411 Display Advertising four Horoscope By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Your birthday today: A time for settlement of basic patterns commences. If rela- tions are in precarious bal- ance, perhaps your uncon- scious prefers it this way you've already had several months in which to adjust. .In all the excitement coming up, essentially circular, mat- ters rise only a moderate degree above the starting point. You can make real savings for later use, how- ever. Today's natives show genial temperament, a will- ingness to work, often a gift for music. ARIES (March 21-ApriI Stay around home and your neighborhood it's quite en- joyable. Some chores can be done that never need repeat- ing. Gather friends for a so- ciable evening. TAUttUS (April 20-May You have more help than us- ual, just put everybody to work as you get to them. The amus- ing side of existence should te clearly visible today. GEMINI (May 21 June See what's going on in your fa- vorite hobby. Sports events are prominent with odd incidents here and there, perhaps some record broken. Join a party this evening. CANCER (June 21 July Let your sense of humor grow a little, there's encouragement all around you. Good news and w arm emotional expression comes from somebody who cares. LEO (July 23 Aug. There's so much to do for the weekend's success, pitch in and get the chores done. The eve- ning is sociable, with some se- rious exchanges of views amid the amenities. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 2 Your morale and luck siiouM be riding high. Go visiting, ask for anything within reason from the right people. Dress up and h a v e a fun-excursion to- night. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Go out of your way to make demands for any past errors. There's a delightful new prom- ise to anticipate; share con- fidences with one who: really understands you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Be conscientious in whatever you do, especially if 'it's for your personal interests instead of employment. People of more experience can be very helpful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Push right ahead with, your available energy. Ask and listen to advice there is al- ways somebody who has infor- mation on the special things you need to know. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Get out early and wander around the edges of your regu- lar "stamping or find detailed pictures of faraway places, from which you can learn something. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Unless you have already scheduled very important travels, stay home and see what can be made to happen. There is much to do, including things you've neglected. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Some little thing you do makes the world much brighter for a lew people around you. Many things need checking on; the more people involved the bet- ter. 1970, Newsday, Inc. Roadblocks check B.C. drivers VANCOUVER (CP) The middle-aged woman driver fumbles nervously through her purse in search of her in- surance card as the police constable patiently shines his flashlight on a clutch of travel folders, gas bills and advertis- ing pamphlets littering the front seat. "Would you mind pulling over to the" curb, he said politely. "That will give you a chance to find it." The woman is one of thou- sands of Vancouver motorists being checked by city police roadblocks during the festive season. Hundreds o f summonses and traffic offence notices will be issued for failing to pro- duce driver's licences, insur- ance or registration and for minor traffic misdemeanors, but the target is the drinking driver. "Eoadblocks multiply the fear of the drinking said Sgt. Ernie Smith, a 26- year veteran of the force. The department's roadblock detail grew out of the wolf- packs, five motorcycle offi- cers who roamed the city in 1952, stopping cars on less- congested sections of main streets and checking for ev- erything from defective tail lights to drunk driving. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN It Ir Til CMcw TtlMI Both vulnerable. East deals. NORTH Void VA87S54 AKQ AQJ7 WEST EAST AAQ108 4KJ97S4 V K Q 9 3 OS.742 48 SOUTH <7 10 0.1851 <9 JZ The bidding: East South West North Fass Pass 14 24 4 A 5 Fass 7 4 Pass Fass Pass Opening lead: Eight of A colossal swing resulted In today's deal when South, the declarer at seven clubs, allowed himself to be victim- ized by adverse distribution. West opened the bidding in third position with one spade. North, who was willing to play a game contract no matter what, announced his intentions by cue bidding his opponent's suit. The two spade bid forces partner to keep the proceedings going until game is reached. East held no defense and he attempted to preempt opposi- tion bidding space by jump- ing to four spades. South made an enterprising free bid of five clubs to tell partner that he had a good suit. This wjs North was waiting to hear and he leaped to seven clubs with the expectation that trumps were solid and that South would be able to establish North's long suit tat discards. West opened t trump and when the dummy was spread. South observed that ha established his partner's heart suit, the dummy would be high. He therefore drew trump in two rounds and then cashed the three top monds, discarding a heart from the closed hand. The ace of hearts cama next, followed by a small heart which declarer ruffed. When East showed put on tha second round, South': cam- paign collapsed. Had divided three-two which is tha normal expectation, declarer intended to reenter dummy by trumping a spade, ruff out the remaining heart, trump a spado with North's fourth club and claim the balance) with .good hearts. The four-one division proved to be declarer'! undoing, for it left him entry short and in the end, was obliged to concede spade trick. South was somewhat the victim of bad luck, he had actually overlooked a better line of play. If both opponents follow to three rounds of diamonds and one heart, then declarer can score 13 tridit on a straight crossruff. lAfter the opening trump lead is won, clubs are aban- doned and the last trump is left outstanding. South plays the A-K-Q of diamonds and the ace of liesrU. He ruffs three hearts in his hand and three spades in dummy. Once declarer cashes his winners, the rest is routine. SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CRISIS-By Walt Disney THERE'S EVEN OWE FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T DESERVE A CHRISTMAS PRESENT; LANCElOT-By Coker Perm VIS SAW THE SNOWMAN ANP 'SNOWWOMAN we WEBB so OUR OWN RIGHT; PEAR? BISH1HEKOV--WITH A IP, We BUILT A COUPLE OF MINOR CHANSES-, v- C. OF COURSE tr BLONDIE-By Chic Young IT'S THE SWH THIN3. OMLV IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY VEA1- IN IT i- THIS BEEP STEW HAVE ANY BEEF IN IT.' BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker TMlS 15 THE FIRST CIVILIAN MOUSE OTTO MAS EVEP LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp THAT'S wwrs SO WEIRD ABOUT THIS THEY'RE CHASIM' QNEO'THEW ALWftfS CHASM'fOUff DON'T LEAVE HIM" HE'S WAITIN' FOR A BUS- A SKUULFUU. OF WHICH AROUSESTHEFEMAUE E.D.P. HURTS WHEN SEE THE I WALK..' if DOCTOR ANC FIND OUT WHAT rf IS MORE NONNESO1JAS1-E PgMANDS, SIPE, HOW C'M I SLEEP WITH VEie BARKIN' THEN GO SEE WHAT'S AIUN6J BAFJKINS, BUT I IVMAT'S KEEPiNS BUSS? ;