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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHMIOQE HERALD FrMty, February 1, 1974 Your horoscope By Mat Dixon SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Your birthday today: On all important sectors in your life1 you are gradually obliged, lit- tle by little, to depend on your own resources as this year un- rolls. Especially under these circumstances, prayer will help Nothing in relationship experience is to be assumed or taken for granted. Today's natives always have ready answers for almost anything, need guidance toward long- range planning. ARIES (March 21-April Put yourself on a personal holiday, somehow If you are stuck in the same old rut, see what you can achieve in the way of symbolic expression. TAURUS (April 20-May Today seems like the calm Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "The jokers are still in the said Ian, "but there must be other cards missing from this deck." "Sure. But it's the same for both, and we do have more than half the deck replied Charlie. "Let's cut for deal, aces high." Surprisingly, each cut a club exlaimed Ian. "It must be long odds against just that." Charlie smiled, "9 to 1 against, to be he declared, and he was right. How many clubs did they have there? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: PEKES was 96167 Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Jan. 31, 1974 1958 The first United States satellite, Explorer I. was launched to orbit the earth. 1950 United States Presi- dent Harry Truman announc- ed he had ordered the Atomic Energy Commission to produce the H-bomb. 1949 Chinese Communists occupied Peking. before the storm perhaps ot your own making. There's much to do, little encourage- ment to do it other than your own discontent. GEMINI (May The main factor is knowing just what you want and proceeding directly to it. Assign priorities very early, concentrate on experiments, new projects. CANCER (June 21-July A long day of arduous endeavor, yielding mostly in- tangible results, seems inevitable. Personal concerns are subordinated to family, neighborhood affairs. LEO (July 23-Aug. Per- sonal matters flow swiftly with little trace later of details. Make notes as you go, for future reference. Your own path leads directly to your goals. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Check out your obligations and make sure you keep your promises as given, but don't renew or extend them. Romantic expression is quiet but strongly directed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. What seems to be swift progress may be something else. A positive attitude is im- portant. A conservative approach brings exceptional results, avoids disap- pointments. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. You'll be proud of the tact and patience you exercise. Nothing seems clear for the moment except what you es- tablished on your own initiative some time ago. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Your personal charm depends on inner serenity, resistance to passing whims and misleading news. Also take into consideration your source of information. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Being early and well prepared for any contingency makes all the difference. Painstaking double-checking adds some degree of certain- ty- AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Your advice should be reserved until youYe asked. Only simple terms will do, as any complicated scheme fails from a lack of detailed co- operation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Keeping track of subtle, vital growth changes takes much attention. You have a full day of discovery at hand if will put forth the ef- fort to look. (1974, The Chicago Tribune) Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN e mt, TM cuatt tMnt Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A73 AK743 OA9654 WEST 482 0 K J It 0 Q QJU8C 497S43 SOUTH AAKQJltf EAST AC54 The bidding: Sooth West North East 1 A Pass Z V Pass 3 Pass 4 0 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Queen of At the recent American Contract Bridge League Re- gional tournament held at the Host Farm in Lancaster, Pa., the Swiss team event attract- ed a record entry of 372 teams! This hand spelled the difference between victory aad defeat in one match. After North responded at the two-level to his one spade opening bid. South jumped to three spades to show his good suit and excellent hand. When North bid Ms second suit, South became interested in slam. He indicated this with a cue-bid of five clubs, and Ul North judged well when be gave full weight to his single- ton and two trumps and leaped to the spade slam. At both tables, the opening lead was the queen of clubs, won by the ace. At the first table, South could see no fur- ther than to hope for an even diamond division, in which case his only loser would be a diamond. Accordingly, be drew trumps and then tried a diamond to the ace and a diamond back. West grate- fully cashed two diamond tricks for down one. At the other table, de- clarer realized that there was the additional possibility of developing the heart suit for two diamond discards. How- Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB Recently my husband has been bothered by chest pains, numbness in the arm, and stomach disorders. He went for a check-up and the doctor told him he has a hiatal hernia. Could you give us any information you have about this ailment? His doctor said very little could be done about it except to raise his head up while sleeping and to take medication for the acid in his stomach He is 37 years old. DEAR READER I have discussed this problem before, but since there are still so many letters asking about it, HI hit the highlights. It is best described as an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm where the esophagus tube passes through it to the stomach. As a result, a portion of the stomach literally hemiates through the hole into the chest cavity There is normally a complex closure mechanism at the top of the stomach. When it herniates through the daiphragm, this closure mechanism is faulty. When you lie down, then the contents in the stomach tend to leak backward into the lower esophagus. The acid stomach contents in the lower esophagus area cause "heartburn." The her- nia can sometimes cause aching in the chest and even pains in the arm. However, this must be separated from heart problems It can also cause faintness These symp- toms occur when the stomach is actually pushing through the enlarged hole So, what can you do about it' Raising the head of the bed is important In fact, any time the person lies down the head should be elevated in such a manner, that the chest is up whole idea is to make it dif- ficult for the stomach, or a portion of it. to slide through the hole into the chest. Medicine to control the stomach acid is also helpful. In that way. if anything leaks back, it won't burn as much. Then a person should be careful to eliminate all measures that will compress the abdomen. That means not wearing tight belts, girdles, or constricting garments. Then it is important not to bend over. Any movement that compresses the abdomen or lowers the chest is apt to cause the hernia to occur and cause syptoms. It follows that these people should only eat small meals, perhaps at more frequent intervals, and the last meal of the day should be low in fat and of small volume. That is so the stomach will empty completely before going to bed. It is best not to lie down until at least two hours after any meal. If there are any foods that form gas or dis- tension, they should be eliminated from the diet. Finally, any obesity should be eliminated. And in selected cases when the problem warrants it and there are no other important problems, surgery is sometimes useful. Now, I can't verify your husband's diagnosis An ex- amination is necessary to es- tablish that as the problem. If this is bis difficulty, these measures should help him to get along better. Sead your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio aty Station, New York, NY. 1M19. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on low blood sogar, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Blood Sugar" booklet. Ask Andy A LOOK AT JUPITER Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Michelle Casados, age 10, of Huntington Beach, California, for her question: What did little Pioneer learn about Jupiter? Even space scientists win some and lose some. Comet Kohoutek was a dismal disappointment. But meantime, out by Jupiter, Pioneer 10 performed one of the greatest man-made miracles that ever happened. For almost two years, the little space probe travelled through the Solar System to make a close-up survey of the giant planet. And the mission was far, far more successful than anybody dared hope. At its closest, Pioneer was only miles from giant Jupiter, which is much closer than we are to the moon. Every moment, its busy instruments took records and relayed them back home. In two weeks during the close flyby, it relayed enough information to fill pages of jtextbook material. Scientists need several months to sift and sort all these coded signals and assemble the results. So we must wait a while for all the new information on Jupiter. At present we can report only a few of the surprises. For one thing, Jupi- ter's great globe is somewhat probe's delicate instruments. The busy meters signaled that things were much, much worse than expected. For a while, the waiting scientists almost gave up hope that Pioneer could survive. As it approached, the radiation grew strong enough to kill a person, then mounted to times stronger. The space craft's safety margin dropped to one per cent. Then, just as all seemed lost, the little space traveller swerved and swooped away to safety travelling faster than any man-made vehicle had ever travelled before. Scientists are eager to translate the reports on the mysterious Great Red Spot and on many other features of the big planet and its moons. Thanks to Pioneer, we now know that the Jovian moon 10 has an atmosphere and seems to be covered with an ice field, perhaps of frozen methane ever, the problem was entries flattened than was to dummy. After winning the supposed. And the big planet ace of clubs, declarer drew one round of trumps and then tested the hearts by cashing the ace and king, discarding a diamond from Ms hand, and raffing a heart When everyone followed, it was dear that the fifth heart could be established. To get to the dummy, de- clarer played the king of ebbs and ruffed it! Another heart was tod and ruffed, and tramps were drawn in two Declarer entered dummy with the ace of dia- monds and discarded a sec- ond diamond on the fifth heart. Thus, his only loser was a diamond, for a wen earned gam. sheds two and a half tunes more radiation than it gets from the sun a mystery which may or may not be explained 'later. Thanks to Pioneer, we know that Jupi- ter is fairly warm and that its day and night temperatures are about equal. For some strange reason, some of its dense cloud belts are 15 degrees cooler than others. Pioneer also learned that the thick Jovian atmosphere contains some helium. But the first big surprises were outside, around the big planet. Scientists half expected a forceful magnetic field and some hard radiation, maybe like Earth's Van Alien belts. Such fierce energies could damage the space The greatest wonder was the flyby. It seemed logical that a space craft could swerve around a planet and borrow gravitational energy to speed it on its way. Pioneer tested and proved this possible. Still relaying reports, it travels on to cross Saturn's orbit in 1976 and the orbit of Uranus in 1979. Then, as its instruments fade away, it heads out toward the constellation Taurus, carrying a plaque with a message from Earth. If all goes well, in 10 million years or so, it may deliver that message to some other populated planet in the Universe. QuMtluiM asked by cMM- of rawtorsahOMld malted to Ask Andy, 7tS. Huntmgton Mach, California t2f4l (Copyright Chronicto PuMaMng Co. 1t73) CHINA BLASTS SATT TOKYO CAP) China has denounced the resumed strategic arms limitation talks between the United States and the Soviet Union, calling them a disguise for an "intensified nuclear arms race." A New China news agency broadcast, monitored here, cited Soviet missile testings in 1973, PART OF CM? RIPE THAT I HATC., EVERV PAY THIS Big 5WIP 6ERAWN 5HEPHERP COMES RUNNIN60IT AND CHASES OUtt 8ICVCLE.' ME DOESN'T QUIT UNTIL I THfWMfSHOEATHIM... SHORT MBS by frank o'neal NAAN M> SQUAD FOUR.' jow ARE >ou ABLE COLLESe ELEVATOR SNEAKERS. 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