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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, Drtcmljcr 30, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon FRIDAY, DEC. 31 Your birthday today: The impact now of results of many years' habits good, or mixed tends to pro- voke a major challenge ad- venture in learning to live with nn emerging, much more expressive inner self. Today's natives plate great value" on complete memory, at times coiiccntraiod on im- A1IIES (March 21-AprlI challenge Year-end eelelirations are al- and U'HTC m most an anticlimax, have a silly-season flavor. Where you can, take yourself away from take for LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. What is the hematocrit? ages, forms, shapes and pro- the crowd and do domething in- portions rather than words. tclligent. TAURUS (April 20-Miiy Give serious thought to your way of life habits, prospects. Celebrate a desire for real constructive change by making a sensible evening of it. GEMINI (May 21 June You've got so many explana- tions to make you may as well skip them all and just have j some fun. s lo know when top, rather than jd later eniree- tions. And, of cour.se, some ne- cessary actions are postponed. SCORPIO (Oct. 211-Nov. Expect to endure a liit of per- sonal responsibility w h i c h doesn't permit a full holiday. Carry on so you tan be proud of your self-discipline. SAGITTARIUS (.Nov. Common sense remains a prime live your share now as you prepare for a fresh beginning. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-.Ian. Your plans come to test HOW J I wee.} TUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN Dr.ir Dr. T.iunb I recently went to give a pint of blood at a local hospital but was told 1 would be unaMe to give be- cause my hematocrit was too low. It was ;i9 and their mini- mum acceptable figure was 41. Just what docs this mean? What is the hematocrit? Is it serious for it to be iowcr than normal? Does it signify any- thing wrong? Dear Header The hcma- trocit is one way of measuring how many red blood cells you have or as a check on the pre- sence of anemia. The blood is composed of fluid i plasma with cells sus- pended in it Most, of the cells are the red blood cells to trans- port oxygen. The hematrocit is the per cent of the blood vol- tune that is made up of the cells. A tube of blood is centri- fugcd and the red cells settle to the bottom. per cent of the red blood ceils is read off the tube. Usually about 47 per cent of the blood volume in men and a little less in women is from the calls. ,A value that is too low would suggest the presence of an ane- mia and would warrant further testing. Or you could have ac- Ate pet food to help poor COLUMBUS. Ohio (APl A Columbus garbage dump worker who aied earlier this month at 85 ate pet food so he could give more of his month salary to the poor, it has been revealed. During the last three years of his life, William Knapp kept enough of his salary to buy pet focd and pay rent c-n the ramshackle, four-room house where he lived, a rela- tive said. The rest he gave away. None of his friends or rela- tives know where the money went. "He o'id it kind of said Kossic Barton, his sis- ter-in-law. "There wasn't a person who would ask him for money for a good reason who wouldn't get it." said Rev. Harry Mey- ers of First Pentecostal Church. When Knapp died Dec. 16, he left S93 and a few posses- sions. His friends paid for his funeral. cumulated excess water, which seems unlikely. If ycu have! some bleeding, such as from; hemorrhoids or an ulcer, it could cause this. It does de- serve checking to see if the first reading was correct or not and, if it is, additional studies to find out what the problem really is. Dear Dr. Lamb I have had an anemia problem for years. I would like to have your opin- ion of the treatment of anemia (not I have been getting crude liv- I er shots for over 13 years. 1 There is a difference of opinion CANCER (June you have lots of company, wis- j No great purpose is served by dom lo gain frcm the exercise year-end celebrations just of prudence and moderation. TV volume in alcng for ride- AQUAKIl'S (.Ian. 20-FcD. LEO (July 23-Allg. If you will maintain a good ap- pearance and individual dig- nity all the other helpful fac- tors fall into place. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Finally, some o[ Ihe petty tag ends of the last week's move- ments can be cleared out. Take matters gracefully in stride. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Ocl. 181: In the midst of social ac- tivity and shared experience, a sudcien thought occurs which cannot be precisely expressed. PISCES (Fell. lii-March Among the people on the scene today are strangers. And in addition an odd streak shows up suddenly in those yon know well. (1871: By The Chicago Tribune) HAY, FKONTOilrllS HERE MESSISE J IS'COME FERVA FROM 1X6 LOAM STRAINER! KEEP IT OUT LOOP OH ALL PRONTO: MY LIFE 15 A SHAMPLES SINCE YOU LEFT. I CAN'T FINP MY PLATINUM BULLETS, I HAVE TO SENP MY PARN MY OWN SOCKS, AMP YESTERPAY PLATINUM (miwNPsi House) AMP I WERE 9USHWHACKEP W A PACK OF PISREPU1AH.E THUGS, WHO YELLEP NASTY NAMES AT US BETWEEN POT- SHOTS. HURRY BACK] ALL IS FORGIVEN." LONE STRANGER, (PROTECTOR OF THE WEAK- SCOORSE of THE 12-30 SUPPOSE A WET NURSE ALWAYS A WET NURSE! BLONDIE-By Chic Youna i whether I am getting any iron Exactly in this treatment or whether I j mercury? Getting mercury Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Robert Romano, age 14, of Staten Island, New York, for his question: how do we get i get iron in the B-12 if taken. I Tliis marvelous metallic ele- have tried iron pills off and on ment js as rare as and they made me constipated deposits are fev far i and ill. 1 ani older than 70 and j twee.n. Thin film and fine may ig under- quite active. I have always felt! dl.oplcts of lm mercury I needed crude liver shots, that; be deposited bv seething'u I felt better having them. i the rims Dear Reader If you are: Of hot springs. But most of the getting liver shots or B-12 shots' earth's stingy supplies arc for an anemia, you are being j combined with other minerals treated for pernicious anemia I in fiery volcanic activity. Ex- (one manifestation of B-12 defi-! tracting it from these ores is That would be likely in your agte group. If you don't well worth while because the silvery, liquid metal has more the flask. When scraped with a needle, the film and droplets congeal into large drops of the liquid metal. This lab experiment suggests how mercury can be extracted from cinnabar on a larger scale. The ore is heated high enough to turn the sulphur into vapor and the heavy mercury stays behind. At one time, lime was often used to heat the cin- nabar. Nowadays, the job us- ually is done with currents of hoi It is economical to heat the cuinabar in flasks because the sulphur also is a valuable industrial element. When the sulphur departs in have pernicious anemia, there j than uses in cur industrial the hot air. the mercury con- tent ccngcak in a silvery, li- quid metal. The sulphur fumes are piped away to cool. In- is little reason for you to be world. getting crude liver shots or B-12 shots. The most useful mercury ore Most doctors prefer their pa-, is a handsome, rusty red rock tients to take B-12 s'ncts as op- j caiied cinnabar. Deposits of 1 posed to crude liver because j cinnabar almost always occur there are some people who be- I to the surface. Mining it come intolerant to the crude is merely a matter of blasting liver shots. The B-12 in the liv- er is what makes it work. There should be very little reason for you lo need iron un- less you have a poor diet. Wom- en iting it into moveable sized chunks stead of changing to solid or li- quid form, they sublime to form grains called flowers of sulphur. This prod- net is shipped away for indus- trial uses. The liquid mercury after the menopause need no more iron than men and that isn't very much, unless they are bleeding from some location. You might review j states, your diet and see if you are getting enough foods that eon- tain iron. and toting them away. Host j is washed and strained to sift cinnabar mines go no deeper j out impurities and less vaiu- than 500 feet and some are i able metals. Then it is poured veiy old. A deposit in Spain i into sturdy flasks. Each flask co YOU C FOB v- DEW-SALMON i. CROQUETTES OR CHICKEN BEETLE BAILEY-By Mori Walker WEU-, !4ovV DIP Tt-IAT NEW WORK? RESULTS VIST? IT LOOKS i LIKE -rvU (5 CONE SOME jT FOR GOOD III ABNER-By Al Capp GOREN ON BRIDGE ST CHARLES H. 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