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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD December 1973 Your horoscope lyJcanepixon DEC. Yoar. birthday Vigorous mobilization of per- sonal resources and the ability to uphold your views characterize this lively year Relationship stand or wane according to the quality of the other people's there is no doubt of your inten- tions. Those born today in this year include potential major social and religious leaders. In past today's natives distinguished themselves by being ready to defend anybody under their protection. ARIES 21 April Put in a full day learning more of your spiritual resources and how they-come into expression. Naturally some mundane chores must also be attended. TAURUS 21 May No or favors today. Keep your ex- penses within the limits of what you can spare Apart from your personal life should be carefree. GEMINI Use all your charm and energy. With sincere effort on your old difficulties can be relegated to the past along with the waning year. CANCER 21 July Your powers of persua- sion are suddenly very use them to the limit. Seek a broad range of ac- cording to what is appropriate in your personal situation. LEO 23 Aug. On all sides you find others in the same enterprising mood as yourself Join forces and share once you are sure of the intentions of your partners. VIRGO 23 Sept. A novel idea and con- sistent effort may put this day for all time on your calendar of personal turning points. At least make a good try LIBRA 23-Oct. After you get thru the com- plicated currents of today's you basically have a clear view of what makes the situation what it is. SCORPIO 23 Nov. Make the gather in the things that belong to recover the articles you have lent or make deals and get something for the items. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Encouragement from important people is likely. Whatever else you finish up details of recent pro- get to a fresh start con- dition. CAPRICORN 22 Jan. Past organizational ef- forts now pay off. Any .resources you can consolidate today are shortly to be invested or dedicated to a new project. AQUARIUS 2f Feb. Friends have vivid ideas of celebrations involving ex- tra large spending You needn't join lose nothing by staying out. PISCES 19 March If you will quietly pick up loose complete neglected you will be well ahead and free to enjoy the evening and weekend in grand style The Chicago Tribune Flashback The CANADIAN PRESS Yonge Street from now to Lake a distance of 50 was begun 178 years ago today in 1795 Ordered by Governor the road was com- pleted the following April It was named after Sir George then secretary of state for war in the British government One of the earliest highways in Yonge Street today provides the central core of Toronto 1933 The United States treasury called in all gold coins and bullion 180 Chewing gum was patented by William Semple. 1863 Spain recognized Mexico's independence. 1828 An earthquake in killed people INS Westminster Abbey in London was founded by Edward the Confessor. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN S im. TIM Chluw TrlkM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 47 V A732 0 Q9432 4 J104 WEST EAST AQ10 V K Q 10 8 J 9 5 4 0876 OJ105 Q87 SOUTH A AK86432 Void OAK 4AKS2 The South West North East 2 A Pass 3 O Pass 3 A Pass 3 NT Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening King of V My grandfather once told me during a plague in the old they had a you drink the water you and if you don't drink the water you That is exactly how West must have felt on to- day's hand. It might have been wiser had North responded two no trump to his partner's forc- ing two-bid. Though he had the required 7 points and one quick his suit was rather weak and the single- ton in his partner's suit should have swayed the de- cision to the more conserva- tive bid. mieht have been more cautious and tried for slam by rebid- ding only five but he had heard his partner make a positive and for- tunately he possessed the skill to make his leap to slam pay a rich dividend. Dummy was somewhat of a but it seemed that declarer could benefit from the opening lead by winning the dis- carding a club from his and using the unex- pected entry for a club fi- nesse A glance at the full layout will show that this plan was doomed to failure. Declarer unearthed a line that improved his chances considerably. He played a low heart from dummy and ruffed in his hand. The ace and king of spades were and declarer heaved a sigh of relief when both defenders followed suit. Next came the ace and king of diamonds. With the stage declar- er got off play with a trump. He did not much care which defender won the trick. If East the only return that might defeat the con- tract was a club. Declarer would have to take the fi- but that meant that the contract was down to the same chance declarer would have had he won the ace of hearts at trick one and taken the club finesse. As the cards West won the trump and the con- tract was now ironclad. If West led a red he would put declarer in dum- and the ace of hearts and queen of diamonds would provide discards for declarer's two low clubs. A club lead would be equally suicidal. Declarer would put up the ten even if East could cover with the the jack of clubs would then become an entry to dummy. Ask Andy PLANTS DO REST Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Teri Enigle. age of Montour- for her Do aay plaits There is a time to be busy and a time for a time for waking and a time for sleeping. These rhythmical routines hold true for people and for all other living things that belong to the planet Earth. Sometimes words mis- lead us because we use different names to describe the same event. For certain animals are said to es- tivate or some nap or sleep and all of them take rest periods. The plants also take long or short and. these are said to be dormant periods. Right the woodchucks are hibernating and the tender-leafed maples are dor- mant. Each in its own way is taking a long rest period through the cold winter months This winter sleeping is very similar in both plants and animals. ours is a very precise language with words to express even very slight differences. This is why we say that though animals the plants become dormant. A walk through the wintery woods shows us which of the trees are taking a dormant rest period. Plants need green chlorophyll to use sunlight to manufacture the food that keeps their cells busy. Ob- viously the oak and the beeches and birches are not operating at maximum capacity for they have lost their food-producing leaves Actually they are dor- operating at minimum capacity through the winter. Dormancy is not limited to the trees that lose their green leaves in the fall. During the all plants take rest periods of some kind. Even for winter is a lazy rest period during which no new growth is added. This semi-dormancy ends with an outburst of new growth in the spring. Our of are used to the warm summers and cool winters of the temperate zone. But what of the trees that live in the winterless Many of them are evergreens with huge wide rather than narrow pine needles. Certain- ly the year-round climate is suitable for year-round growth. But year-round it is not suitable for the plant world. From time to most tropical trees shed some of their leaves and take a rest before sprouting new growth. The earth's smaller plants also take dormant rest periods For many of the weeds are annual plants that complete their life cycles in a single year. They have a most ingenious system for getting through the winter Come the parent plants scatter their seeds and die down. The seeds lie sleeping in the soil until the warm weather wakes them up in the spring These plants spend the winter dormant period as seeds. the work and rest routines of the plant world are regulated by day and night and by the changing seasons. In the Arctic the low-growing vegetation beds down with the first frosts and remains dormant through the long polar night. Come their sleeping seeds and perennial roots awake from their dreams and burst into frantic activity. They must mature and produce seeds before the short Arctic summer ends and the cold winter night returns. Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.oJ Box Huntington California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB Approximately three years ago I started being con- stipated I was advised by my doctor to take one Dulcolax a day. Then I had to take two and finally three a day for ac- tion The doctor changed me to another but it did not have the same results for me so I continued the three Dulcolax with one of the new laxative tablets each day. The contents were red and I assumed the coloring was from the new laxative which was red tablets. Now after reading one of your columns I suspect it was blood. If I take nothing I am constipated and with the laxatives I have blood Is cereal fiber in my daily diet What lax- atives are bulk DEAR READER You've got a problem. The first thing to do is find out for sure if you are passing blood and what it is caused by. No one should neglect to see a physician as soon as possible after passing blood. I don't mean to scare but people must unders- tand that unexplained bleeding is one of the signs of cancer and the only way you can be sure whether it is or is not by a good examination. If it is and is treated Fun with figures By Jv A. H. HUNTER Susan was clearing up old papers on the desk. a 7-figure number you've written she told her husband. want to keep Fred replied a client's phone and I thought it was rather special. If you subtract 2 from the square of its 4-digit part you get that complete What was Yesterday's SCRATCH was many of problems can be cured. It's true that you can have simple bleeding from internal hemorrhoids never make the mistake of presum- ing that is the cause of your blood. Some hemorrhoids develop because of pressure inside the rectum This may be from but it can also be from a tumor mass above the hemorrhoids A good examination may save your life in that case. Hopefully you really don't have such a serious but you will still have the problem of a chronic laxative habit and you can't do much for it by taking more lax- atives. You will need careful a proper diet and training to develop a good bowel habits. most normal people re- quire a reasonable amount of bulk in their diet. You can get it by including bran flakes and whole grain cereals in your diet does not have much residual 1 bulk whole wheat products and bran flakes are all good for this purpose You. should also make it a point to include in your diet whole wheat baked products such as real whole wheat bread made exclusively from whole wheat flour. Avoid all white flour products. The bulk laxative products are those that are agar agar or those made from pysillium seeds. A common one available is Metamucil. Even these should be replaced by a good normal diet and good bowel when possible. You had better see a doctor about that bleeding and let him help get you on the right track for good bowel habits And in the don't build up on laxatives It can be a bad habit regardless of what product you use Send your quettions to Dr. in care of this new- P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 1M19. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on con- send 51 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. 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