The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
11-THI LiTHMIDOt HERALD-Thuntlty, January Your horoscope ly JMM Dixon FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Your birthday Brings a busy year of progress in your work. Creative ven- tures suggest themselves as you complete current projects and gain added skills. Per- sonal responsibility increases somewhat but the ability and wherewithal to redeeem it also appear. Relationships are exceptionally lively with the results becoming something of a hodgepodge. Today's natives generally are intuitive and headstrong. ARIES (March 21-ApriI Short trips are indicated, mainly for routine and family considerations, probably sur- prisingly successful. Tem- porary rearrangements are probable in later hours. TAURUS (April 20-May Vigorous activity brings tangible results, so get the maximum done while the work week yet lasts. Collect what is due you; settle your own accounts. GEMINI (May 21-June A peak of "luck" comes in to lift your spirits, provides ex- tra backing for your ventures. Keep notes, check figures and information as you go. CANCER (June 21-July Now you wait and listen for comment from others, think before replying. Routine work should be expedited so nothing important is neglected. LEO (July 23-Aug. Group endeavor seems the most effective way to get what you want, even though it may not be quite what other people are striving for. Make it a fun evening of good talk. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Romantic attachments can no longer be hidden, if they ever were You can't avoid atten- tion to your work and its influence in your local world, either. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. All systems are "go" for a lengthy, successful day of last-minute adjustments, fine improvements. Some long- standing question is answered. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Your contribution to general welfare is higher than an- ticipated; there's nothing im- mediate you can do to reduce it. No complaints, please. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Proceed on faith today. Walk the path you recently decided upon, avoiding experiments and schemes which suggest ex- treme or quick results CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Nothing seems quite perfect. But don't waste time on any single point in your program. Evening ought to be dedicated to a deliberate change of atmosphere. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. It is all so incredibly easy to make or believe sweeping promises today. Sound results can be gotten from evaluating the work of others. PISCES (Feb. 19-March The natural path of least resistance brings you far and away from recent plans and daydreams. When associates disagree among themselves, pull out from between them. (1974, The Chicago Tribune) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a different digit. They're sporting little dogs anyway, but do bear in mind that our PEKES will be truly prime. And you know what that means! (Answer tomorrow) STEVE KEEPS TEN PEKES Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. STRIKE VOTE CALLED STUTTGART (AP) West Germany's 1.4 million public service workers will vote Feb. 7 on whether to strike to back up demands for a 10-per-cent wage increase. The strike vote was called by union leaders after talks with the government broke down. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN TM CHOW TriMM Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 0763 A 10 9 7 4 WEST EAST 5 4 4 Q 10 3 A S 8 4 3 Q 10 2 OQ852' 01094 SOUTH 0 AKJ QJ82 The bidding: Sooth West North East 1 Pass l Put 2 NT Pass 3 Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Four of Following a board in a mul- tiple team event can be an enlightening experience. Re- cently, I had the opportunity of watching three different Declarers at work on today's nand. South's hand was too strong for a one no trump opening bid, so he opened in a suit and then jumped to two no trump When North showed he had the black suits, South felt his stoppers in the red suits were good enough to undertake three no trump rather than try for 11 tricks at a club game. At all three tables where I watched. West led the four of hearts against three no trump and East played the queen. The first declarer was the su- preme optimist. He won the king of hearts and ran the queen of clubs. East took the king and reverted to hearts, leading the ten. South and West ducked, and heart continuation by East allowed the defenders to collect four heart tricks and the king of clubs, for down one. The second declarer dis- played slightly better tech- nique. He allowed East's queen of hearts to win the first trick. The ten of hearts was continued, and declarer played the king. Had West taken his ace of hearts, de- clarer would have been home. Unfortunately, West allowed declarer to win the second heart trick. When the club finesse lost, East returned a heart and the result was the same. The third declarer must have been a regular reader of this column. He allowed the queen of hearts to win the first trick, and again played low when East continued with the ten. Now, the defenders were helpless. Declarer cov- ered the third heart with the jack, and it made not a whit of difference whether West won or ducked. All the de- fenders could take were three hearts and a club. Declarer's objective in with- holding the king and jack of hearts on the first two rounds of the suit was to make it safe to take the club finesse. The contract lost only if the club finesse failed and East still had a heart link with partner. Unless hearts were 4-4, in which case declarer could lose no more than three heart tricks, declarer's two ducking plays assured break- ing the link. Lamb M.D, fc Dear Dr. Lamb 1 am 65 years old. physically in good shape, except I have developed a heart condition. Recently 1 took an angiogram test Please explain how ac- curate these tests are? How successful has surgery been in bypassing the arteries (in my case, Will the patient have a normal, active life alter surgery? What chances are there without surgery? Will there be any diet the in- dividual must follow? Your answers to these ques- tions will be greatly appreciated since I am contemplating surgery. Dear Reader Opinions' differ on whether one should or should not have this type of surgery. It depends entirely on the individual case The en- tire length of the artery is sometimes blocked. In this case it is not possible to detour around or bypass the block. Only localized blocks can really be bypassed. You have to have something to bypass or detour to A number of bypass grafts do not function after surgery or they undergo the same changes that were in the original arteries. To help' avoid this problem, it is necessary to follow a program to avoid atherosclerosis, or tatty deposits in the arteries after the surgery. In my opi- nion it is a serious mistake to bypass an artery blocked with fatty deposits and then not change the factors in your life responsible for the basic problem. That usually means the diet living patterns must be altered. That being the case in many instances, I think it is best to try the diet program and other measures designed to prevent heart disease first. Sometimes weight loss, when it is needed, stopping smoking, and changing the diet will produce remarkable results. Because coronary artery disease is so common, many people with no apparent heart trouble do have changes that can be seen on such tests. And. they have frequently been observed in apparently healthy young men examined alter accidental deaths. In general, if you have one artery that is wide open, you still can develop enough cir- culation to much of the heart, often enough for reasonably satisfactory function. It also makes a lot of difference whether the involved arteries are diseased or completely blocked There are situations where a bypass graft is really in- dicated at an early date. These cases must be iden- tified with the special tests you have had, 'which enable the doctors to look at the characteristics of your arteries These are usually people who have two arteries of the three main arteries to the heart seriously blocked, and those patients who have problems not relieved by other measures I really can't advise you without knowing in detail what your status is. I would suggest that you talk it over carefully with your medical cardiologist. If he thinks, in view of your tests, that you should have the operation and wants to refer you to a sur- geon for this purpose, you should rely on his judgment. But, if he thinks you can really manage your problem with diet, weight control and possibly medicines, then you should certainly try this. Sned 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 cholesterol, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Cholesterol" booklet. Ask Andy THE SNAKE'S SKIN Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Emmerson James Bader, age 11, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, for his question: How does a snake shed his skin? Not so long ago, Andy explained when and how snakes of the wilds do their shedding. Since then he has received many questions from persons who own pet snakes and wish to make the shedding process easier. As usual, the question from only one pen pal can be selected and answered in the column. So please don't feel neglected if your ques- tion was not chosen. Please try again and, this time please clip out the column to be consulted when shedding time arrives for your own pet snake. A person needs arms to wriggle out of a sweater and hands to peel off his pants. When a snake sheds his skin, the operation is rather like removing a tight one-piece garment with no help from hands or arms. Obviously the task is a very difficult one. but from time to time it must be done. In the wilds, shedding is quite risky and many a snake loses his life during the process. However, when you know how it's done, you can help your pet snake safely through his ordeal. Since a snake lives so close to the ground, naturally his skin gets a lot of wear and tear. His true skin is thick and durable, scaly and usually marked with a handsome pattern. This true skin is protected by a paper-thin epidermis of dead cells. His epidermis fits his entire body somewhat like a tight stocking, from his chin to the tip of his tail. It even covers his glassy eyes. As he slides and glides on sandy gravel through rough grasses, this thin tight top coat gets scuffed and scratched. From time to time it must be replaced with a new one. A pet snake needs to shed less often than his wild kinfolk, who do more crawling over rough terrain. However, he needs a new epidermis about once a year, usually in early spring or late summer. As a rule, you can tell when hisA shedding time is near. He tends to lose his appetite and become lazier than usual. He also tends to feel a bit cranky. This miserable mood comes upon him while his body is growing a new epidermis under the old one. You will notice that his old epidermis becomes dry and dull. His are blurred and so is the handsome pattern of his true skin. Actually the epidermis is tight and scratchy which explains why he feels miserable and a bit irritable. But at last, the new epidermis is complete and he is ready to shed the old one. He starts the difficult operation by rubbing his head against some hard rough object. So make sure tc place several stones in his terrarium. As he rubs his head, he manages to loosen the old epidermis from around his lips. With more rubbing and wriggling he gets the dry old skin back over his head. Whew! Now he can see again. After a-short rest, he rubs and wriggles the old skin inch by inch toward his tail. The tricky operation may take half an hour or more and naturally you long to help. However, he must be allowed to do the job all by himself. All you can do is to provide some big rough stones. A dish of water also may be useful because some snakes like to soak the dry old skin before shedding. When the job is done he feels fine. His scaly skin shines bright and chances are he's all set to treat his new outfit to a snake-sized dinner. asked by child- ren of Herald reactors should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntlngton Beach, California 92641. 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