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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, January 18,1974 Lawr�nc� Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB-I am a 25-year old woman and I had a patent ductus operation at age 16. Since 19681 have been having skipping beats of the heart and pains in an area about the size of a 50 cent piece, five inches below my left shoulder. U comes and goes. It may last from a half hour to a half day, and it comes and goes. I'm a very nervous person. Sometimes I shake so hard I can't even hold a glass of water. I'm very scared. I have been to doctors time and time again, and they tell me I have premature beats. I can honestly say I have not had one day in six years without these skippings. They last from five minutes to five hours, and there are from five to 15 per minute. I've got to get some help. I don't drink coffee or cola. I do smoke a pack a day, but I quit for six months and it was no different. I have taken a variety of medicine for the problem. I really am very scared, could you please help me? DEAR READER - As you know, the patent ductus operation closed an artery between the artery to your lungs and the main artery to the rest of your body. It is a normal artery that babies have while they are developing that is supposed to close at birth automatically. I doubt your operation has anything to do with your present problem, other than to make you more conscious of your heart than most people might be. Those extra beats, or skipped beats, you are having are fairly common in healthy people. I saw a lot of these in healthy, young pilots in the U.S. Air Force. Most people are not even aware that they have them. In some people, for example with a heart attack, they are very important, but in otherwise healthy people they are usually more annoying than serious. The nature and location of your pain is not that of heart disease. It is more likely related to the muscles in your chest and probably part of your nervousness. I don't wish to minimize the discomfort you have. I know in some people those premature beats can be most disagreeable. It is important, though for you to realize that the discomfort can occur without serious heart disease. People with these problems definitely should not drink coffee, tea or colas. And, they should not smoke. A complete medical examination is important so that you can be certain that there are not other related problems that need correcting. Medicines dan be used to help control the problem, itnd I see from your list in the rest of your letter that you have used several of these. I'm inclined to think that you need some help to try to solve the underlying problem of nervousness that you have. If you could be referred to a psychiatrist perhaps he could help you with your anxiety and that in turn would help control your premature beats or minimize their effects to the point that you could be more comfortable. Meanwhile, I would recommend you stop smoking and start an exercise program. Walking is a good place to start. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper. P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send SO cents to the same address and ask for "Losing Weight" booklet. Your horoscope By Jeim Dixon Pun with figuras By J. A. H. HUNTER Mary held up a sheet of paper. "D'you want to keep this?" she asked her husband. "It's got our house number written all over it." "That's right. Something I figured out, but you can throw it away," replied Ben. "It happens to be exactly 33 times the sum of its digits." Believe it or not! But what was the number? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: TALES was 10978. DOOMSDAY COPY The legislative library in Fredericton, N.B., contains a copy of the original Doomsday Book of 1087. The copy was printed in 1783. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 Your birthday today: Ushers in an era of opportunity, You have a great deal of encouragement toward healthy, normal growth, with enough surprises to keep life stimulating and challenging. Relationships have as much sparkle as you allow, the usual balance between input and results, with some delay factor. Today's natives have a talent for collecting, frequently in narrowly specialized fields, and an abiding interest in some aspect of the past, such as antiques, historical events, genealogy, etc. ARIES (March 21-ApriI 19): For you, the day moves swiftly enough - just be sure you don't skip some essential chore in the general commotion. Travels of all sorts favored. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be there early with all your enthusiasm; exert whatever leadership you're able to muster. It promises to be a long and fascinating day. GEMIMI (May Zl-June 20): You'll likely have to continue the trend of the past week. If you can manage comfortably, by all means do your utmost to take full advantage of it. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Extra work, responsibility is apt to come your way with promise of suitable reward. Accept what comes cheerfully, attend to it promptly. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Let your spirit show thru in your behavior today; make this a personal holiday no matter where you are and what you are doing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There's just enough resistance to make it interesting to pursue your favorite personal ventures, pastimes along with the necessary routines. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Concentrate on understanding how things got into the shape they're in and you'll have the key to setting yourself on top of the situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Round up possessions; check your Home for efficiency; install practical conveniences; shop for new and useful clothes - and spruce up your attitude! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): With positive influences at work for you, keep rolling right along. Use every bit of space available for expansive self-assertion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 2Man. 10): Having gotten your enterprises solidly onto the road to success, let them roll undiverted for now. Give yourself a break and a holiday weekend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Idealism rides high, needs broad effort by many people to achieve the materialization of lofty goals. Rouse others to participate, advance themselves. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In this relatively easygoing day, take care not to promise too much too soon. . Stir yourself to project your views more strongly than usua}. 1974, llie Chicago Tribune f I WONDER 1 TROUBLE ' f /mAi^BE I'm not FE6DIN6 , HO\i EN006H...ORMAiDU too much... j05tu)hati I^eep-a , by frank o'neal TMey SHOULD BE. APTER ^ ALL, WERE 50INS ID PUT AN END ID THEIR iSy/^tf/ :r/sis  I hops this evtension cord d0esn75et WiaPf^D a(?ou\'d any asteroids 0,v the wav 10 earth. � ^ 1974 by Wiiiw Broi Iw.tH Qoron on Brldgo BY CHARLES H. GOREN e 1t74, Tkt CMCN* TriMM North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4K752 ^ K% 0 K8C3 *J74 WEST EAST � Q 10 4 * J ^91*2 <;?J10 8 3 0J5 OQ1092 4kQI0�3 *AK9S SOUTH 4kA9863 <^KQ5 0 A74  82 The bidding: South West North East 14 Pass 3 4 Pan 4 4k Pais Pass. Pass Opening lead: Three of 4 On many hands, declarer can assure the success of his contract by adopting a specific method of play. Sometimes, however, there is no sure-fire line available. All declarer can do is take the best percentage play, and hope, that thie cards are favorably placed. Consider today's hand. North's hand is minimum for a jump raise, but the bid is clear-cut. With, a known fit. North must revalue his trump support, and the king promotes to 4 points. Thus, his hand becomes worth 13 points in support of spades. The defenders won the ace and king of clubs and continued with a third round of the suit, which declarer ruffed. It seemed certain that declarer had to lose a diamond trick, so the outcome of the -hand apparently depended on the trump suit. If spades divided 2-2, declarer would not have to lose a trump trick and would thus make his contract. Since there was no point in delaying the moment of truth, declarer cashed the king and ace of spades. East's discard of a club on the second trump was a grievous, but not necessarily mortal, blow. Declarer had spotted that he could still make the contract provided that the defender with the' high trump-West^had been dealt no more than two diamonds, in which case a partial strip could be executed. To set the scene, declarer cashed his high hearts, dis- Sarding a diamond from ummy on the third round. Next came the ace of diamonds, followed by a diamond to the king. Now, West was put on lead with his high trump, and the result was most gratifying. He had been stripped of spades and diamonds, and was therefore forced to give declarer a ruff-and-discard. Declarer thus managed to avoid losing a diamond trick. Note, that declarer could not be sure that his method of play would land the con-t r a c t-West might have started with a third diamond, in which case the defenders would still have been able to set the contract by cashing a diamond. Nevertheless, his line of play cost nothing and gave him a tangible extra chance of success that was realized because of a fortunate lie of the cards. HOW THEY DIFFER Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Bobby Rosenbaum, age 11, of Sarasota, Florida, for his question: How do moths differ from butterflies? Right now, all but a couple of the moths and butterflies are disguised as eggs or sleeping pilpas. The gorgeous green luna moth is concealed in a rough, chunky brown cocoon. The glamorous tiger swallowtail butterfly may be a tiny egg or a chrysalis that looks like a furled leaf. Most of the nioths prefer to spend the lava stage in silken cocoons but the butterflies pupate in chrysalis shells. Other noticeable differences appear when the pupas hatch and become winged adults.  * * The moths and butterflies are classed in the order Lepidoptera, meaning the scaly-winged ones. Without a doubt, they are the reigning beauties of the insect world. Their scales are dusty particles that add the velvety texture to their twopairs of wide, flowery wings. Iiiere are major differences between moths and butterflies - including subtle differences in their tiny scales. Under the microscope, the dusty powder on the vrtogs looks somewhat like mini-leaves. A scale from a butterfly wing is a l