Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednosdey, December 23, 1970- Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon THURSDAY, DEC. 24 Your birthday today: Your path through the coming year M one vigorous move after another. You recoup past fail- ures, recover the use of neg- Iccled resources, gain access to others' skills. Whatever is rescued produces active re- sults. You attract interesting LAWRENTCEE. LAMB, M. D. Look for these signs lo spot Iiiatal hernia Dear Lamb I have hialal hernia. Can you tell rrie exactly what it is? DEAR READER There are several different types of hiatal hernia. Rarely is a person born with a large hole in the dia- phram that permits the stom- ach and sometimes other ab- dominal organs to slide into the chest. The most common hernia, however, is caused by an en- largement of the normal ring- like opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus (the long muscular tube between the throat and stomach) opens into the stomach. This permits a portion of the stomach, at its junction with the esophagus, to herniate above the diaphragm into the chest. This type of her- nia is very common in middle- aged or older people and can be shown by special x-ray stu- dies. Recurrent pregnancies and abdominal obesity are common factors that contribute to squeezing a portion of the stom- ach through the normal hole in the diaphragm. Fortunately, most hiatal her- nias do not cause symptoms. When symptoms occur they are usually caused by a "reflux" of gastric juices and acids into the lower esophagus. The eso- phagus normally does not have acid in it and is closed off from Cliet Bell rites at Calgary CALGARY (CP) Funeral services were held Wednesday for G. Chester (Chet) Bell, ex- ecutive assistant to the pub- lisher of The Albertan. Mr. Bell, eldest son of G. Max Bell of Calgary, publisher of The Albertan, and Suzanne Bell, died Sunday at the age of 32 after an illness of several months. The body will be cremated. The family .will appreciate do- nations to the United Fund of Calgary. the stomach acid and digestiv juices by a valve mechanism at the diaphragm. The nerni prevents this normal valve ac tion in some cases, causing th stomach contents to be squirtec back into the lower esophagus This results in chemical irrita tion and heartburn usually a the lower end of the breas bone. Mild heart burn from thi: cause is aggravated by heav; meals, bending over or lyini_ down. It is relieved by sittin] up or standing. Usually, the dif i i c u 11 y can be relieved by enough of any anliacid those used for ulcers, or bak ing soda, milk or bland food All of these act by neutralizing the stomach acid. As the condition worsens the pain becomes more severe Then coffee, alcohol, cigarettes spicy foods and acid foods like fruit juice all irritate the in flamed esophagus. Eventually the lower end of the esophagus may become scarred and con traded, causing difficulty in swallowing all solid food. Hiatal hernia can ako cause dull pain behind the breasi bone after eating. This may last a few minutes or an hour Pain may radiate into the shoulders, arms and jaw, re- sembling the pain from hearl disease. There may or may not be belching (which can also oc- cur with heart In some cases bleeding occurs from the inflamed lower esophagus. Dear Dr. Lamb I've heard one doctor and read several others who said a highball or two are the cheapest tranquil- izers you concur or is even a small daily intake a detriment to a healthy heart function? Dear Reader Alcohol is a sedative and if one needs a sed; ative it is useful for this pur- pose. The difficulty is that con- tinued use of alcohol leads to a habit and the habit, plus the need for being tranquilized, of- ten leads to an alcohol prob- lem. If a person needs a tran- qirilizer every day, it is time to find out why. GOREN ON BRIDGE ST CHAHLES H. GOREN re 1T7B! BT Tbt CMoM TrttWHl Horth- South vulnerable. Koirth deab. NOBTK V A 3 5 5 64 WEST EAST 4f i ASS f K Q J THE CLEANSIN6 OF TIE TEMPLE IT'S NOTCfTBITHAT'iWrW LANCELOT-By Coker Penn the relative importance I of viewpoint; agree to disagree chores. LEO (July 2.1-Ang. Now everybody turns to making the situation lively. Keep your own indulgences moderate you'll enjoy everything all the more. Interesting people are met at parties. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. There's good news today. Take it in stride, plan to make the without malice. Take firs tilings first at home, don't fuss with details. PISCES (Feb. 19-iUarcll You find willing ears for your tallest tales. Tell them all once straight through. Tradiliona formalities have a peculiar charm between people who are close. 1970, Newstlay, Inc. Andy sends a complete 2ft- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia t o Virginia P'roman, age 12, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for her question: How old are the Carlsbad Cav- erns? When you visit this national park in southeastern New Mex- ico, time your departure to avoid the millions of bats that flock forth at dusk. Then pre- pare to be amazed by the breathtaking system of caves. On the walls of the entrance ihere are paintings done by In- dian artists of long ago. The guided tours on two levels in- clude 640 acres of caves, tun- nels and stupendous caverns. Everything is sculptured from sale, pastel tinted 'icicles" that hang like can- delabra from the lofty roofs, graceful pillars and elaborate carvings on walls and ledges. have started about 60 million years ago. The ground water seeped slowly. It dissolved the soft limestone chemicals and Carlsbad Caverns, with their artistic stonework, make you hink of an enormous under- ground city, elaborately carved >y master stone masons. No hey were not built by those In- dian artists who painted pic- ures on some of the >y any other human hands. The mmense system of caves was created hy slow changes in the earth's crust. The streets, the rooms, the enormous cathe- drals are tunneled into an im- mense bed of limestone that formed under an ancient sea. All the cutting and carving was done by moving water, drip dripping through this porous rock. Earth scientists think that the massive bed of limestone was formed about 200 million years ago. This was during the Permian Period, when seas swamped this region and most of the western region now oc- cupied by the Rockies. Micro- scopic water dwellers lived and died there, leaving their chalky shells in thick layers on the sea beds. After about 1CO million years or so, the western region of the continent was ready to lift up the lofty Rockies. As the great mountain sys- tem rose, so did the ancient bed of submerged limestone. It became a high and dry pla- teau at the foot of the Sacra- mento Range. Streams ran down the eastern slopes lo .join the Pacos River, cutting its channel southward to join the Rio Grajidc. Ground water be- tween the streams seeped down and percolated through the por- ous Limestone. It dissolved the soft, chalky minerals and car- ried them away. This patient process of carving out the un- deground caverns is thought to dripped down the walls of the hollows. Much of this water evaporated, leaving its load of chemicals behind. Gradually these deposits formed the ek- borate stonework that adorns the ceilings, floors and walls of the underground city. It is possible that Carlsbad Caverns were carved in this way during the past 60 million years. However, one of its caves has an 'area of 14 acres and other mammoth chambers may be in the many unexplored regions of the system. Some experts suggest that the carv- ing may have begun ages be- fore, when the limestone was submerged. Perhaps the first hollows were gouged 100 mil- lion years ago, by churning waters that began to recede as the massive limestone rose. Andy sends a World Book Atlas to Robert Hoeflinger, age 13, of Kirkwood, Mis- souri, for this question: How do squirrels find the nuts they hide? No, they don't use an "X" or a twig to mark their concealed caches. And naturally the; don't inscribe their hiding places in a notebook with compass directions. W h a t's more, a squirrel's memory is not outstandingly keen. Actual- ly, he fails to find many of the nuts he hides. If neglected long enough, some of them sproul roots and shoots. The forget- ful habits of the average squir- rel accidently result in the planting of many forest trees. True, a good memory would help a squirrel to find all or most of the nut caches he hides for his winter food. But without it, he does the best he can. When food becomes scarce, he skitters around looking for all the likely places that a squir- rel would naturally choose to iide a few choice morsels. The risky fellow is used to retraci- ng his routes throughout his ;erritory. Most hiding places ;hat looked suitable in the fall, alsn look suitable later. By ooking in these likely places le usually finds a fair percent- age of lu's secret caches. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California a2S48. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1970) WHERE HE WON'T FINC7 THBM i BLONDIE-By Chic Young BEtTtE BAILEY-By Mort Walker 111 ABNER-By Al Capp FosoicKrr I1L6ETHER OFFAVOU, I MUST AIM CAREFULLV.Trr WOULD BEATRAGEDVTO SHRINK OWE PRECIOUS OUSlCEOPM-VPET IMPETLJOSA.'J ARCHIE-By Bob Montana SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CRISIS-By Wait Disney A FLIP? OF MAGICAL AVST ENVELOPs! SLEEPING A1AUEFICEN THE SPELL. OF CHRISTMAS I fOUHt) I THE TEAM LOTS OF CLEANS LEAF MOLD N ITS UNDER WHERE JCLEATS SVENSEN THIS DLVARS I WAS JUST SOINSTO RE-POT A GERANIUM.' OUST OH, SURE, PUT f MISS MY AMD I CAN FIND THIS STUFF HI AND LOIS-By Dik SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY HOTEL. EL SWANKO AT YOUR SERVICE.