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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD TuMday, January Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Some of my cigarette smoking friends, in defense of their habit, insist they do not inhale when they smoke. I cannot un- derstand how anyone puffing on a cigarette does not inhale the smoke. To inhale means to breathe in, whether it be cigarette smoke or fresh air. If a person, while smoking does not inhale, he must be holding his breath for the duration of that cigarette and this is, of course, pre- posterous. Please explain. Dear Reader Usually they are rationalizing, a very human trait. Obviously anyone who smokes does inhale, and that applies to pipes and cigars. Smoke comes into the mouth because one creates a vacuum to draw it in by breathing it. It's that simple. What they really mean is they inhale a shallow breath so that the smoke is not drawn deep into the lungs, and they think only into the mouth With the shallow breath in and then blowing it out, they claim they are not inhaling. It is really a question of how deeply they inhale. It appears to be true that the deeper you inhale, the more problems you can have. However, just having smoke in the mouth will result in ab- sorbing nicotine. I believe about a fourth as much nicotine is absorbed from smoke in the mouth as you get from smoke in the lungs. That can still be quite a bit. I suspect that most of these so- called non-inhalers are really getting some smoke into their lungs While it may not be as harmful as deep inhalation, it is still harmful and I might add just as disagreeable to the person who does not smoke and is sensitive to tobacco. Dear Dr. Lamb Could you explain what takes place after the gall bladder and gall stones are removed? What takes the place of the function of the gall bladder? I asked my surgeon, his answer was so highly technical that I just couldn't understand him. Dear Reader The gall bladder is just a storage reservoir. Bile is formed by the livtr. It drains into numerous small collecting tubes and finally into one large tube called the bile duct. The tube drains directly into the small intestine, not far from the outlet of the stomach Along the bile duct there is a tube attached to its side, and this tube leads to the gall bladder. It is analogous to a river for the bile duct a branch off the river backing up into a lake. The lake is analogous to the gall bladder. If you control the flow of bile down the main duct, it will back up into the gall bladder, just as water would back up into the lake if you slowed down the water in the river. At time intervals, or when stimulated by fatty foods, the gall gladder contracts and ex- pels the bile into the main duct or main stream into the intestine. After the gall bladder is removed, the bile just flows at a more continuous rate into the intestine. You lose some efficiency of the action of bile this way but usually not enough to make a great deal of difference. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on ulcers, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Ulcers" booklet. Pun with figures What a wonderful sight! but there are still some who see it as an omen of disaster. Each distinct letter in the addition stands for a par- ticular but different digit. It can't be difficult to get this COMET. MAN MAN SOME COMET (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Time, p.m. Nixon signs bill WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon has signed the foreign aid authorization bill, the White House said Tuesday. The sum is million less than he re- quested Major cuts are in the amount sought for Indochina postwar reconstruction, military assistance and foreign military sales. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN Th. TrIMM Both vulnerable. North deals NORTH A AQ 104 V J 10 9 6 0 AQ3 J5 WEST EAST 4975 A KJ83 0 10 865 0 K 9 4 SOUTH V A4 0 J72 A Q 10 9 8 6 The bidding: North East South West 1 A Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass 2 NT Past 3 NT Pass Pass Pags Opening lead: Five of 0. The bridge beginner plays his own 13 cards. He has progressed several stages when he learns to play the 26 cards held, by his side. When he considers all 52 cards in the play of a hand, he has finally arrived. South had a difficult rebid problem. He did not want to merely rebid three clubs, lest North place him with a' weaker hand than he actual- ly held. So, he elected to misrepresent his diamond holding somewhat by rebid- ding two no trump, which North raised to game. Fortu- nately, North had his part- ner well covered in the dia- mond department, and the final contract was sound enough West led the five of dia- monds, and declarer saw a chance to win three tricks in .the suit. He played low from dummy. Unfortunately, East produced the king and shift- ed to a heart. Declarer ducked, West won the. queen and returned the suit, forc- ing out the ace. Declarer crossed to dum- my with a diamond and ran the jack of ctybs, which was allowed to win. The club fi- nesse was repeated, but this time West won the queen. There were four good clubs in declarer's hand, but no way to get to them. Tho declarer eventually scrounged two spade tricks, he was held to seven tricks spades, two hearts, two diamonds and a club. Before playing to the first trick, South should have re- alized that in the overall concept of the hand, a trick more or less in diamonds was of little consequence. The key suit was and it was essential that declar- er protect the entries to his hand. Correct play at trick one was for declarer to insert dummy's queen. If this held the trick, declarer could set up his club suit while he still held the ace of hearts. If this lost to the king, the jack of diamonds would become a second entry to the South hand, and the defenders could eliminate one entry but not two. Declarer would, therefore, be able to score his club tricks and come to at least nine tricks. Your horoscope lyJMMMion WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 Your birthday today: From the current low sector of your annual self-expression cycle, there is probable expansion, easier going, improving material resources. Relationships promise conflict where they are super- ficial, intensity where they are truly reciprocated; choices are to be made soon. Today's natives are enterprising, self-reliant peo- ple who prefer direct approaches to all problems. ARIES (March 21 April Tackle the largest ques- tion at hand, formulate some provisional answer and proceed vigorously. Tempers are too volatile today; hold onto yours. TAURUS (April 20 May Normal expressions include a streak of contrariness, and perhaps im- patience. Neither makes a plausible excuse for shirking your responsibilities. GEMINI (May 21 June You have another opportunity to complete another detail in a long-term pattern nearly finished. Self-improvement is a must. CANCER (June 21 July Earning power comes un- der general inspection, possibly changes in accord with effort, commitment on your part. Put in a full day of consistent diligence. LEO (July 23 Aug. Your ability to persuade others raises to a higher level for a couple of days, but seems not to include any "luck" in sentimental or speculative matters. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Intuition may contradict the news reports. Once you see that the story is incomplete, you have a better chance of getting things straight. LIBRA (Sept. 23- Oct. Your experience of today centers on what you really believe and have faith in and how you are living it. Your friends are full of news. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. The spotlight of general attention will find you today. Make the most of it, use the chance to assert your views. Economy is strongly in- dicated. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Today's activity has a once-and-for-all quality; useful to those who think what they're doing, not so for those who move without weighing the consequences. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. The deeds of those near you can be diverse, contradic- tory despite previous plan- ning. This leaves you free to pursue your own course. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. To know of something doesn't necessarily give you power or authority over those involved, much as you might be able to use it. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Nobody seems to make any special fuss over you for the moment. It's better you put in a full day quietly, un- concerned, listening and lear- ning. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy NO N.Z. SNAKES Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Alyson Witcher, age 10, of High Point, No. Carolina, for her question: Why are there no snakes in New Zealand? Not so long ago, scientist proved that the global map is on the move. Slowly, very slowly the continents have drifted apart. Islands appear and disappear. Strange as it may seem, this can explain why there are no native snakes in New Zealand. Drifting continents take their plant and animal populations on global tours. But their wildlife fails to reach isolated ocean islands. Out in the blue Pacific, some 1200 miles southeast of Australia, the New Zealand islands lie like neat tiles, gar- nished with bright greens, soft browns and sparkling white. The land area is about that of Colorado and, like Colorado, it has lush forested slopes, tall peaks and glistening snow- caps. These ocean islands have been isolated from the teeming continents, while life progressed through countless ages. This may explain why New Zealand's wild-life is very special. Many plants and animals developed there and nowhere else. New Zealand has sweet singing bellbirds and tui birds, non-Hying kiwis, kahes and kakapos. It has more than assorted moths and butterflies, plus a poisonous spider and a couple of native bats. It has the one and only tuatara, a four-footed reptile whose ancestors predated the dinosaurs. But New Zealand has no native snakes to call its own. This unusual wild-life story goes hand in hand with the age-old story of wandering' geography. As scientists assemble the details, the history of New Zealand seems to fit into the moving global map. Some 200 million years ago, all the earth's land was a single continent in a single ocean. The earliest animals left fossil remains almost everywhere and ancestors of the dinosaurs wandered where they choose. Gradually, the great land mass cracked and the pieces drifted apart to become separate continents. of ocean islands rose and tank. Far south of Australia there was, and still is, a restless ridge in the deep ocean floor. Its fiery volcanos erupted lavas to build up New Zealand above the water. It was pop- ulated with old-style plants and animals, including the lizard-like tuataras. But no snakes have been found among these ancient fossils. Much later, during the northern ice ages, New Zealand sank down again below the waves. Most of its wild life was wiped out. But those old volcanos never quit and in time they raised up the land again. And nature soon repopulated the new islands with a wondrous assortment of plants and animals. Most of the new tenants came from the faraway continents. But no snakes arrived, most likely because they could not crawl across the wide expanse of ocean water. Four-footed land mammals could not walk across to the new islands either. This may explain why New Zealand's only native mammals are a couple of flying bat species. Obviously, the squat, two-foot long tuatara could not cross the water either. It would be nice to think that somehow he managed to cling onto a small speck of land when the rest of New Zealand sand beneath the sea and waited there until the islands emerged again. Andy sends a seven-volume set of The Chronicles of Nar- nia to Kim Beazeo, age 9, of Kingston, Ontario, for her question: Why does a cat purr? Most animals have ways to tell us what they think and feel about us. The purr of a pussycat has a comfortable contented sound. And usually this is just what it means. A little cat purrs when she is happy, when she loves you and wants to tell you so. If something happens to startle or scare her, she stops purring at once. This is because she cannot purr unless she is relaxed and to be relaxed she must feel sure that everything around her is safe and friendly. The purring machine is down in her throat, near the voice box which she uses to make her loud me-ows. Both the purrer and the voice box work as she breathes back and forth. The voice box can create cat sounds that can be heard, loud and clear. The purrer can make only that soft contented rumble. She purrs when she's happy, she's happy when you love her and nobody has to tell a pussycat what love is. Qumtions by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Aek Andy, P.O. Box 76S, Huntlngton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) COME fiACK HEflsi DON'T tW OJANT ME TO READ fDlK HEAP? (FORSET IT.7) THAT CAN HVRT VOU TURN THE PACES.' SHORT MBS by frank o'ned OWES 3RIPE NOU SENT FOR (WrgR THAN YOUR EATING- ALL TrfE WAV FSOM ST LOIlS... HI AND LOIS by dik browne 'AS MUCH AS HE LIKES TO EAT, I'LL BET EVEN HE WOULDN'T WAKE UP FOR THESE i BUGS BUNNY IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CAP! BUT I DON'T THINK I CAN AFFORD IT! DON'T SE SILLY; WHEN YA DRIVE BY IN HEADS'LL TURN, VA'LL BE "MR. WILL MV NEIGHBORS BE YA'LL BE TH' ONLY CLUCK ON VER BLOCK WHO OWES KINE7 O'MONEY... -r SI6N MERE! BLONDIE by chic young BOSS, WE JUI SHOULDN'T THROW vN PENCIL STUBS AWAY-- ipfcr WE SHOULD SELL >THEM BACK TO THE FACTORY THE ERASERS COULD BE RECYCLED I WTO FOOTBALL J BLADDERS DAGWOOD, MAV6 VOU EVER THOUGHT OP WAVING YOUR HEAD RECYCLED IMTO A BOWLING BALL'? ARCHIE by bob montana THEY'RE FROM THESE ARE SOMETHING.! AND) THE L PUNCH? THEY'RE THE ONLY THING JUG HASN'T. EATEN HAND-DIPPED FROM HAGAR THE HORRIBLE dik browne BEETLE BAILEY by mort walker OOOD. 54R6E 0ONE MAYBE 1 CAN HAVE LI'L ABNER THE BOSS IS TOO SHV TO COME our FROM THE MIDDLE OF 10 MILLION FOR OLE HENR.V? IT'S A OEAL.fT THE. BOSS HAS FOR. THAT RAREST OF ALL 1 FISMANC WHERE ON A ARE. J PLATE, WITH A GOING J SIDE TO N ORDER. OF byalcapp TUMBLEWEEDS FOR THE AM NEVER SONNA MARRV VOU, HILPE6ARP HAMHOCKERi ROMANTIC OUR LOVERS' QUARREL] NOWPUTMEPOWNi ;