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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, February 5, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I'm one of the 50 per cent of Americans who are overweight. I've been battling overweight for 10 years, ever since my hysterectomy. I'm 62 now, 5-foot-6 and weighed around 125 to 130 pounds until 10 years ago. That's when I had surgery and the trouble began. I've been on the Weight Watchers plan but gained on their allotment of 1400 calories a day. Only by cutting the diet in half to 700 calories a day could I lose weight. At this level it took me 16 weeks lo lose six pounds. I've kept records of everything 1 eat for months and weighed it all on postage scales to calculate my calories. Doctors just brush aside my data and give me diet lists that cause me to gain weight, not lose it. Dieticians are just as bad. When I get a 1200 calorie diet with 80 grams of protein. I start gaining weight. Other than this problem I am healthy and very active. My thyroid is on the low side but not abnormal or low enough to require a supplement. Just what can a person do? Have you any suggestions for us hungry, fat people? Dear Reader You are not alone. I must conclude from the rest of your letter that you are indeed an active person. The secret in many cases such as yours is not the diet or the daily activity. It is how much muscle, not fat, that you have. This is the one thing that most weight control plans have ig- nored, and it can be devastating. The basic laws of energy mean that you must use the energy you consume, or it will be stored as fat. Most people think that means running it off or working it off. However, the body normally uses far more calories just sitting around than it does from daily activity. Your body has simp- ly quit using as many calories at rest as it once did, and the usual reason is because of loss of muscle .mass. Those who want a diet program can write to me at P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019 and ask for the booklet on los- ing weight. Send 50 cents to cover costs. Women tend to have a drop in the use of calories at rest after age 40, and the middle age spread begins. Lots of light activity, including housework and walking, may not load the muscles enough to maintain their size. They .begin to shrink and the body starts changing from muscle to fat. Soon you are in a vicious circle. The less mus- cle and the more fat you have the fatter you get, and the less energy you need at rest. I approve of walking and similar endurance exercises, but in a case like yours, a good muscle building and maintenance program is needed. It doesn't take too much time each week, either. Most people don't unders- tand muscle building training. You don't need hernia producing straining activity. Light weights, springs, modified isometric contrac- tions and calisthenic exer- cises that use your body as a weight are all useful in this regard. Good examples here are the pushup and chinup. I think you need to find a good gym program, with someone to instruct you in these types of exercises, and give it a try. It is worth seeing what you can do for yourself. I do think, though, it should be a super- vised program at the start to be sure you don't overdo anything. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER said Judy's father, finding her at the table. "It's a while since I saw you for breakfast, so now I'll give you this little reward and there'll be a nickel more than that tomorrow if you're in time again." Judy took .the cash gladly. "What about the days after she asked. "Will you go on raising it a nickel a day every "I'll do just replied Tony. "I guess it won't be for long anyway." He was right! The arrange- ment cost him only two dollars in all, so how much did he give Judy that first mor- ning? (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: SEAL was 9728. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS The Yalta Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin opened at the Black Sea port 30 years ago in 1945. It drew up plans for the destruction of nazism and fascism and the restoration of democracy throughout the world and carved Europe into spheres of influence. 1783 Earthquake at Calabria, Italy, killed 1797 Earthquake at Quito, Ecuador, killed 1915 Lieut. W. F. Sharpe was killed, first Canadian military aviator to die. 1938 Hitler assumed per- sonal command of the German army. 1942 Lord Beaverbrook became British minister of war production. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF Roth vulnerable. West deals. NORTH VAK10732 963 WEST EAST AK 108544 QJ72 K3 SOUTH 4AQJ1062 5 Void The bidding: West North East South I 1 2 2 3 3V Piss 4 Pass 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of There are many reasons why it might not be advis- able to ,draw trumps at the first opportunity. At times, the trump suit constitutes the only means of transpor- tation between declarer's hand and dummy. Consider this hand from a regional tournament in Florida. It. was dealt in a team match, and at both tables South became declarer at a contract of four spades. Despite the fact that the high cards were evenly di- vided between the two sides, Soiith's distributional assets made the spade game a rea- sonable undertaking. At both tables. West led the king of diamonds, ruffed by declarer. At one table, de- clarer drew three rounds of trumps, then led a club. West won the king and play- ed another diamond, forcing declarer again. South was now down to only one trump. He led another club, but East, Mrs. Edith Kemp, one of the country's great wo- man players, refused to take her ace! Declarer was helpless. He could get back to his hand only by ruffing a diamond or a heart, but that would run him out of trumps. So declarer reluctantly had to settle for nine tricks spades, one club, and the ace and king of hearts. William Seamon was the declarer at the other table. After ruffing the opening diamond lead, he immedi- ately led a club. Now. it was the defenders who were helpless. West won the king of clubs and played a second diamond, but it was to no avail. Declarer ruffed and continued another club. East had to win the ace or lose ii (declarer could come to his hand with a spade and ruff a club with the king of and not even a third diamond could embarrass de- clarer. He simply ruffed in his hand, drew three rounds of trumps, running every- body out of spades, and then had four cluhs to cash for an overtrick. Astrological Forecast by Sydney Omarr The silver spoon is not Capricorn, nor is the prover- bial red carpet. When this native succeeds, it usually is because of hard work and determination and the stub- bornness necessary to over- turn odds and overcome ob- stacles. Capricorn does not have an easy path, but this native keeps position once it is obtained. Incidentally, there have been more heavyweight boxing champions born under Capricorn than any other zodiacal sign. Capricorn fights to attain and obtain and it is not easy to shove a goat off the mountain. ARIES (March 21-April Face facts about money and partner, mate. Be specific. Look beyond surface in- dications. If you have actual figures, you can deal more ef- ficiently with credit cards, bills, accounts, policies. You get solid support if truthful. Act accordingly! TAURUS (April 20-May Be prepared to answer questions. Inquisitive persons "obtain permission" to put you through series of queries. Gemini, Virgo probably will be involved. Accent is on legalities, financial im- plications, joint efforts. GEMINI (May 21-June Some persons are urging you to take giant strides, but perhaps too far and too soon. Key is 'to remember basic obligations, especially those involving home, family. Taurus can answer some questions, but not all. CANCER! June 21-July Involvement is emphasized. Emotions tend to cloud logic, factual information. If you act on impulse, you could pay the piper. Member of opposite sex is intriguing and has many promises. You should evaluate situation and do not expect something for nothing. LEO (July 23-Aug. You could be called to account for an accounting. Means don't be too free and easy with expen- ditures. What was taken for granted may be part of a new, tougher policy. Capricorn, Cancer may be in picture. Don't play games with money or love. Stakes are high! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. You finish project. Assign- ment is completed to your ad- vantage. You gain prestige and will take on added respon- sibility. Aries, Libra are like-. ly to be involved. What had been out of control is returned to your authority. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Original ideas "click." Now you can make fresh start and get needed backing. One who previously was in- different is inclined to support you. Leo, Aquarius figure prominently. Money questions arise. Stick to principles.. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Study Libra message for valid Costs and procedures will be evaluated. Follow through on intuitive feeling. Teach and learn. Roadblock will be removed. Cycle is such that your timing will be on target. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. You get action in area that had been obscured. Be versatile, active and op- timistic. Travel talk could be featured. Aura of glamor sur- rounds concepts, ideas. Social life improves you are going to meet fascinating people! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Extravagance is no ally. Know it and do something to prevent it. Aquarius, Leo and Scorpio are in picture. Much that happens is behind the scenes some are planning to get something for nothing. You could be target. Protect your interests. Friend could act in eccentric manner. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. You get what you want, but perhaps some changes oc- cur too swiftly. Emphasis is on knowing what to do once your .requests are fulfilled. Career matters are spotlighted. Prestige is on line as result of basic change. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Maintain steady pace. Eschew sensationalism. Family members want to make peace. Be receptive. Be aware of potential, long-range goals. One in position of authority is on your side. Be confident. IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY you have unusual charm, winning and tooth. You'll travel more this year, have more social life and find May your most significant month. Taurus, Scorpio and Libra persons play important roles in your life. You can be. stub- born but you are basically a fair person and you revere justice. Ask Andy HEARING Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Annette Ikeda, age 10, of Costa Mesa, Calif., for her question: Do dogs hear better than people? Your own dear dog may be a true breed or an ordinary pooch with a mixture of ancestors. In any case, you can be sure that he hears softer sounds from farther away than you can hear. He also hears a lot of super high notes that your ears cannot catch at all. What's more, he has a keener nose for delecting smells. However, your bright eyes are sharper than his and he cannot see colors at all. It is a nice idea to train your dog to come when you blow a silent' whistle. Actually, this special dog whistle is not real- ly silent. The sound it makes just cannot be heard by human ears. It cannot bother the human neighbors but it is heard by the neighborhood dogs. This is because our ears hear notes that go only so high and a dog can hear notes that are higher. Maybe you can hear human voices from 25 yards down the street. But your dog can hear sounds of this sort from 10 times farther away. His ears are much keener than ours, and he also hears sounds we never hear. And, as a rule, a smallish dog has sharper ears than the larger types. Most of the sounds we hear are caused by vibrations jogg- ing through the air. High notes vibrate faster than low notes. For example, the lowest notes we hear vibrate at about 20 times per second, the highest at about times per second. The range of normal human hearing includes about 10 octaves. Our ears are deaf to the dog whistle because its sounds yibrale faster than per second. A dog can hear it because his keener ears can hear sound vibrations as high as times per second. What's more, we can train the smart fellow to come when he hears his own personal whistle. Training starts when you blow the whistle and serve his dinner or give him a friendly caress. He soon catches on and comes running for his reward when he hears his whistle from afar. A dog's world is full of sounds we cannot hear and smells we cannot smell: Though he sees quite he prefers to depend upon sounds and scents to bring him news of what goes on around him. A trained dog can scent his master in a huge crowd of people, track a lost person through the wilderness or sniff out a small sack of drugs in a whole warehouse full of crates. Questions asked by chil- dren ol Herald readers should msilsd to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92646. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Thalidomide baby gets ALL WHO MOVED THE NOW suess WHAT SHE WANTS ME TO FOR MONTHS NAgSED ME ABOUT SO I FINALLY DID WOMEN .'THEY RE SATISFIED HUNGRIEST MECHANIC IN TOWN I'M AM INCURABLE OPTIMIST- I ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRISHT SIDE OP TMINSS ITSNOTGOIN6TOBE EASV FINDING THE BRIGHT SIDE OF BECAUSE IM GOING TO HAVE TO CUT YOUR SALARY FIVE PERCENT JUG, THE BEST INSULATION NICE OF IS AN YOU TO LEND EMPTY ME YOUR AIR- NEW JACKET, 1 SPACE IS IT i WARM JUGHEAD, YOU DUMM ...YOU SHOULDN'T INFLATE IT AT A. GAS THERE'S A VALVE.' EXHAUST VALVE IS THAT WHEN IT WHY YOU GETS COLD DON'T J YOU BLOW NEED A TTHIS NEVER MIND WHERE'S THE... HAGAR THE HORRIBLE WELL, OKAY. YOUR BOVFWEND, THEN NOTHING- OUTRANKS TEAKS HERE. you PON'T PO WHO 5AIP YOU COULP WRITE ON COMPANY TIME? SUMTrllN'T MEMBER 60TTA (30 WAY PER HAFFA MOOhJJ WINNIPEG (CP) A Win- nipeg thalidomide baby has been awarded a cash settlement for deformities caused by the drug. Robert Smethurst, a Win- nipeg lawyer, confirmed the settlement yesterday arid said it was the largest cash award made by Richardson Merrell Inc. of Cleveland in a class ac- tion involving 72 cases. The award was made to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Louis Gaudry on behalf of their son, Louis Clement Jona .Gaudry, now 12 years of age. x-s LI'LAMR WE'VE BEEN IN LOWEST 5LOBBOVIA I SO SECONDS LONS GO HQME.V- BTHBR WAV ITS A GOOD OSAL.OHE OF HM SETS OUT OF THE 01 NO PILOT STAYS MORE'W 15 SECONDS WALRUS IS TO EAT ff- ;