Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, January 10, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I would appreciate your ideas on arthritis. The whole medical profession seems to be at a loss on that one. Those of us who have passed our three score and 10 need help from somewhere. I'm 84 years young, work- ing every day and enjoying it. Thus far I have refused all dope. Please express your opi- nion on aspirin. I refuse to use it. What I want is prevention. Dear Reader To be as ac- tive as you sound at 84 you must have done a lot of preventing already. Working and enjoying it is one of the best preventions of general aches and pains and more serious medical problems 1 know of. Most people who have lived long life spans have done the same as you have. 1 wish I could fell you there was a cure for arthritis. The osleoarthritis which you have is an accompaniment of increasing age. Some have it worst? than others. It is not a new disease. Even the ancient dinosaurs had it. The degeneration of the bones is thought to be a sort of wear and tear response. That is why it often affects tile weight bearing joints, like the knees and hips. If you are not having too much discomfort you might as xvell do without medicine. Aspirin for this type of arthritis is useful only to the e.xtenl that it relieves pain. It won't cure or change the progress of the arthritis. You need to maintain the lull range of motion of your Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon the course of the disease, is a good idea. It is also important to keep your weight down. Obesity merely adds to the wear and tear on weight bearing joints. I would suspect that overweight is not one of your over personal limitations, problems. It is interesting you're forced lo re, m how seldom it is a problem in own resources; seek spiritual people over 80 years old. One guidance to cultivate them ol my doctor friends once observed to me after a trip to Florida that he seldom saw JAN. 11 VIKGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. i Dress up and mix with lively Your birthday today: Opens young people. A little a relatively quiet year of spending on yourself does confrontation and conquest any old fat people, just old skinny ones. There ought to be future from pasl and some sort of a lesson in the observation. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1151, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to Ihe same address and ask tor the "Losing Weight" booklet. wonders for your morale. Ex- peel older people to be critical. LIBRA (Sept. 211-Oet. When you clean up, be sure of Kelationships demand cons- what you're getting rid of as well as what you're keeping. Try (o overcome your shyness and that of someone you like. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Check out arrangements early. Activity picks up, and you enjoy small achievements. Accept jokes in tant attention. Today's natives have many special interests, usually judge the try to supply what was previously missed. ARIES (March 21-April Nobody wants to hear anything serious from you. the spirit in which they're Tell jokes: relax! You're inclined to make too big a deal out of simple pastimes. Don't waste time on useless chores. TAURUS (April 20-May intended. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dee. Your connections become an important factor, but nothing can be done to im- Start early to allow yourself prove them. Go all out for a Flashback Steve was checking dis- plcnty of breathing space. Others are less enthusiastic than you'd hoped and veto your pet theories. Patience with older people! GEMINI (May Keep close watch on children. Don't rehasli past events; you tances on the map, using a lit- have plenty going on right now tie ruler. "I wish they were to keep you busy shown, as on a road he CANCER (June 21-July said, pointing. "We're here, stick near home base, choose your top priority items and don't scatter your resources. just twice as far from Carlow as from Stane on the straight highway that connects them." Get routine chores out of the "You say we're only 25 way quickly. Encourage miles from the Don commented. "It's too bad there's no direct road." 'That's right. The mill is 29 miles from Stane, and the others: you need the ex- perience, too. LEO (July23-Aug. Be a bit more choosey than usual about the-company you keep. road is bad. I haven't checked You're better off visiting than i f i i uu ic ueuei on visaing man idineiman to ma m wnrkinp mri n R i how far il is Carlow, but staying home, but quit early, those of anyone for n h J r g that road is okay'" while >'ou're stm the M distances ahead of schedule. cultivating friends move every joint in your body through a full range of motion several times each day. That means bending forward on your ankle tendon, straighten- ing your knees as far as they will go. moving your thigh as far forward, backward and to the side as you can and methodically moving every joint in all directions as far as possible without straining yourself. Such exercises help prevent loss of motion later. Keeping active usually in- volves at least some of these movements and helps a great deal. For mild osteoarthritis with no evidence of deformity, medicine to control discom- fort, if needed, and general medical support is usually enough. For other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or more serious os- leoarthritis an arthritis specialist, at least to evaluate were exact numbers of miles, how far was the mill from Carlow? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: ZAREBA was 109850. party or public enter- tainment; invite the people you really enjoy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Take matters seriously when you're checking equipment, vehicles or appliances. Take everything else lightly, particularly dealings with family and relatives. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. You're not the center of attraction at the moment, so use the opportunity for an ex- tra session of budget-keeping. Evening invitations promise to be fun. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Fix up yourself and your home to suit your own tastes rather than to match or rival else. You )f your day iting friendships. ABOU I A SkATE SHERIFF, THERE S A FAST OVER AT THE SALOON I DONT WANT NO GUNMEN IN TH IS HERE TOWN NOT GUNMAN, SHERIFF SUN ITS ANNIE OAKLEH I GETTING AN AUTOSRAPH COLLECTION ..MAYOR ELMER MlNCH AND JOE GARAeiOLA. MAYOR CAME TO QUR SCHOOL TO SPEAK AND I OPT HIS AUTO6RAPH SOME COLLECTION BUGS BUNNY Ask Andy I'M TRVIN' T'OUTRUN TH' GUY WHO MARKS P, BLONDIE Metric signs Tor B.C. roads VICTORIA (CP) The first metric road signs will be erected in British Columbia in April, a provincial highways department official says. Twenty six educational signs showing road distances in kilometers will be set up alongside existing signs "to COLD, COLD ALASKA? winters bring frost and the temperature may dip to zero. Andy sends a complete 20 But the long summers usually volume set of the Merit stay in the comfortable 50s Students Encyclopedia to Kel- and 60s. The extremes occur ly Maria Stancil, age 11, of in the far north and the Waukegon, III., for her interior. There the winter question: Why is Alaska always so cold? On June 27, 1915, the temperature in Fort Yukon riSht the Arctic .temperature dips below zero and the summer often zooms up to the 80s. Alsaska's coldest day was recorded at Barrow, in the far north. There, on January 23, it was minus 80 degrees. get people uedo the idea PP aS a >ear round 'rc'e- if we tend to think Things get much colder m NOW, HERE'S AN INTERESTING BIRD- THE BRAZILIAN the spokesman said. The actual switch to metric signs will not take place until September 1977 There, more than 000 miles farther from the North Pole, the record is Qoren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1975, The Chicago Tribune Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AJ4 7 6 4 3 2 WEST VJ97B2 10 963 SOUTH 4AOJ8G3 VK5 EAST V108-I3 The bidding: South West North Easl I Pass 2 NT Pass 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Queen of this hand At the table where we watched, West led the ijueen of clubs. East overtook with the ace and returned the jack, covered by South's king and ruffed by West, who shifted Lo a diamond. Declarer was forced to try tht- finesse. East won the king and cashed a club for down one. When the teams compared scores, South noticed that his counterpart on the other team had made four spades. "Didn't you lead your singleton he thun- dered at West. "I retorted West. "Didn't you take the ace and return the South demanded of East. "I did, but there was no way of stopping the con replied East. "De- clarer allowed my jack to win the second trick! I did was the best I could by playini; icebox, it's high time to change our minds. It is true that the climate in minus 90 degrees. Alaska tends to run to ex- Questions asked by chil- tremes, and the winters are very different from the summers, fn places, winter temperatures are as cold as minus 50 'degrees F. or even somewhat' colder. But the frost departs in the spring and even the northern shores along the Arctic Sea reach a comfortable range between 44-52 degrees. Obviously no part of Alaska is a year round icebox, even though part of it lies in the Arctic Circle. From the map, we expect great climate ARCHIE dren of Herald readers should mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) changes from place to place. Alaska's enormous area is more than 10 times larger than Illinois. The north south distance, where more climate variations are expected, is 381 Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER By The CANADIAN PRESS I WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE IN THE SECOND HALF AND THIS BALL GAME YOU'VE BEEN TRAINED TO A SHARP EDSe....YOU'RE A SMART, WIDE- AWAKE, HEADS-UP TEAM.' DA.. -WHAT'S 1 1 YEAH, TH' SCORE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE Jan. 10, 1975 The League of Nations held its first meeting at Geneva 55 years ago in 1920 after played in a recent team another club, allowing mv match, both declarers reach- partner to ruff away Soul It's ed a four spade contract on king, hut that was our last identical auctions. South's trick. Declarer won llu- ilia .second bid. however, does ntond shift wilh (lie arc anil not fill us with admiration, drew trumps in I wo rounds. Despite the fact that he has a ending in dummy, lie ruffed miles in Illinois; in Alaska it being created by the Treaty if stretches miles. Versailles. Neither the United ft also helps to know that States, which had not ratified Ihe coastal regions of Alaska the treaty, nor the defeated enjoy mild breezes from the powers of the First World War Japan Current in the Pacific were represented. While the Ocean. And let's not forget the league failed in its major ob- hours of sunlight. As we travel north from the equator, summer days grow longer and winter days grow shorter. Within the Arctic Circle, the sun stays above the horizon through the long summer months. This is followed by the long winter night, when the sun fails to rise. Most of Alaska is south of the Arctic THEY U30K MOPE LIKE THREE PATS LEAVING A TO jective of preventing another world war, some of its sub- committees such as the Inter- national Labor Organization are still functioning. 1840 The Penny Post began in Britain. 1910 Montreal Le Devoir first appeared. Circle and the summer nights are very short. All those long hours of sunshine bring a six card spade suit, his hand a club, setting up dummy's warm, comfortable summer is essentially balanced and, fifth club, crossed bac with an honor card in (-very dummy and discarded his suit, a rebid of three no diamond on the long club trump stands out. Notice "By the way. did you hold that making nine tricks at up Ihe king of clubs at I rick no trump is a piece of cake. LI'L ABNER season. Plants thrive in the rich soil and vegetables produce bumper crops. As we would expect, the mildest regions are along the southern shores. There, the 1918 The U.S. House of Representatives voted for female suffrage. 1920 Canada ratified the Treaty of Versailles. 1935 Toronto born actress Mary Pickford and ac- tor Douglas Fairbanks were divorced. TMATi? MY FAMILY COAT-OF- I DO.M'T f WANT TO SOUND V SARCASTIC. M PAM BUILDERS YOU'D AlAKE GOOD PICKLE PICKERS .......r NO OFFSNSE pur yo' is TH' NEARES-, THINS TO A MOMSTER IN TOWM, MCSOOM. Lie POWW O' AH DOME RECONSTRUCTED TH' WHAT'S BIN LEAVIN' ITS CLOTHES AROUND POS f THIS-SHtlDDER- CRITTER IS YARDS BIGBER. THAN MOSCOW AM1 NO (03UBT NASTIER f.r- TUMBLEWEEDS r MEET CLOPIVELL SUNKLEY} WOOLP, PgRCHANCE, YOU HAVE A MARSHMALLOW UPON YOU, SIR? OH.NOi I HAVE PIP ANOTHER NAU6HTY.' 0, WHY POES EVERY- ONE ELSE (50TTA PESOTEENSY?