Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 THE LETHBRIPGE HERALD Friday, January 31, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I'm 6C and my doctor has me taking one digitalis tablet a day. I've taken it for more than two years now for irregular beats of the heart. He says my heart is weak, but! have read that taking digitalis for a long period of time can cause digitalis poisoning with serious heart symptoms. Is this true? If there are any side .effects what are they? Dear Reader Anyone tak- ing digitalis or similar medicines should never, ab- solutely never, stop or decrease the dosage without their doctor's advice. To do so is an invitation to disaster. It is true that too much digitalis can cause digitalis poisoning. You can also be poisoned by too much aspirin, too much coffee and too much oxygen in the air you breathe. There is a good range between the amount of digitalis you need for most heart conditions and the amount that causes toxicity. Your doctor strives to regulate you on an amount that will help you but won't harm you. When he has you regulated you will not develop toxicity simply because you continue to take the medicine year after-year. If your re- quirements change lie may need to Change the dose. Digitalis in the proper amounts increases the strength of your heart and may help to control certain irregularities. When you take too much it may cause irregularities of the heart. The type of irregularities and other changes on your car- diogram tell the doctor if you are getting too much digitalis, if that should occur. Stay on. your medicine, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Dear Dr. Lamb Is there any danger in taking a daily tablet of vitamin B-12, com- bined with Brewer's dried yeast? Each tablet contains 10 rnicrograms of B-12 and five .grains of Brewer's dried yeast. Is it possible that the vitamins and yeast have add- ed to my vitality and better over-all feeling (less This is being taken without my physician's advice who was unable to pin point a reason for my "blah" feeling. Hemoglobin count is good. Or, (.'ouitl it be psychological? Dear Header The amounts you are taking can- not be harmful to you. The ex- cess that your body doesn't need is simply eliminated and not stored. They might not do you any good either. The extra vitamin B-12 and thiamine in the yeast will only help you if you were low on these substances. With a nor- mal hemoglobin I doubt that you had any significant deficiency in Some peo- ple do not 'eat a properly balanced diet and are low on thiamine. You could probably have done the same thing with an improvement in your diet if you really had a deficient in- take of thiamine. You are pretty smart. Most people who feel better are sure it is the effect of the medicine. The simple truth is that people often feel better when they do something for themselves or their doctors give them something, whether or not that something has any real action on the body. It can be the benefits of doing something. This has a lot to do with that old- fashioned human commodity called whether it is faith in a medicine, a procedure, or a doctor. Never underestimate its impor- tance. Your horoscope ByJeamNxtn WHO WAS'THE VICTIM OF A LOVE AFFAIR... Flashback THE CANADIAN PRESS .Ian. 31, 1975 Four spans of the foot Duplessis Bridge across the St. Maurice River at Trois Rivieres on the main Montreal Quebec highway collapsed 24 years ago today in 1951. Four men in automobiles plunged to their deaths. 1587 Queen Elizabeth I condemned Mary, Queen of Scots, to death. 1838 Osceola, Seminole chief, died in prison. 1904 Dominion railway commission was formed. 1946 Yugoslavia's republican constitution was proclaimed. 1958 James Gladstone, of Cardston, 70, became Canada's first Indian senator. SATURDAY, FEB. 1 Your birthday today: You're your own best friend and worst competitor, ac- cording to how you've been tending to your spiritual growth. Forget past actions and realize that you now must rely on your own resources. Results are exceptionally good this year on all fronts. Today's natives are versatile, apt to change direction often. ARIES (March Zl April You can sell almost any project as long as you aren't too deeply involved in it. Your co operation inspires generosity from unexpected sources. TAURUS (April 20 May Your favorite per- sonalities make local news. Younger people deserve attention. They've matured and you're in for quite a time trying to catch up GEMINI (May 21 June Gifts are indicated that may not mean what they usually do. Ask questions; compare notes; Maintain your sense of humor while you're making selections. CANCER (June 21 July Your early attack on backlog of work yields ex- traordinary but unorthodox results. Travel is tedious, but a happy home life provides an antidote. LEO (July 23 Aug. Keep things light and casual and be tolerant of others' whims. Accept or offer a social invitation to a small party. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Your tentative plans, require confirmation and minor ad- justments. Follow your in- tuition, but make sure you take into account external factors in choosing a course of action. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Seek entertainment that will distract you from personal concerns that are difficult to discuss. Try to communicate and smooth out conflicts with those you love. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. People you work with are, up to something. Be excep-' tionally helpful and listen, but don't ask questions. You'll see the trend soon enough and respond, perhaps too ef- ficiently. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Invite associates to join in social ventures, but remember that your friends may not necessarily like each other. Be selective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Take the trouble to make people comfortable and at ease. Preserve peace wherever possible. Even a trivial gift conveys a special feeling. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Be sure to continue your normal weekend routines despite your eagerness to get on with interesting pastimes and new gadgets. Have an adventure this evening. PISCES (Feb. 19 March A coincidence that is probably favorable pops up again. Use an original, direct approach which will produce results beyond your expec- tations. Celebrate your success with friends. 5TRAN6E PHONE JALL FOR NOTHIN6.' SHEIK It) LIKE ID SHOW YOU A WCWPERPUL NEW MATERIAL. SOUND-RESISTANT WONDERFUL FOR SUAR4NTCEP TO REDUCE VEILS FDR VDUR THE NAG LEVEL 8O YEAH, BUT WHO A WANTS TO BE A HURRY UP, SUCH A SLOW- BUGS BUNNY Ask Andy Goren on BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR four hearts was reached at both tables, and the Chit w Tribune Both vulnerable. declarer went down one, losing two aces and two tricks. the Israeli shown above, West a low diamond to East's East cashed the ace of and then reverted to WEST EAST jack of diamonds, won by declarer's king. When a 48752 4 to the. ace fetched the ten from West, declarer J1042 that West might a singleton trump. He K J 6 a slight clue to guide East's hurry to cash the 4KQ10 4Q6 The bidding: North East .South of spades suggested that he thought he was looking at enough trump tricks to defeat the contract. 1 Pass 1 declarer de- 2 Pass 2 NT to base his play on the 4 Pass Pass chance that Opening lead: Two of were going to break He saw that, given a.cer- One of the less heralded traits that sets aside the expert from the average lie 'of the cards, he could nullify East's trump holding. Lev continued by cashing is his table presence- queen of diamonds and ability to "sniff out" high clubs. Next, he distributions and the couraee to follnw Ms the king of spades HUMMINGBIRDS Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Steven McDevitt, age 10 of Marshall, N.C., for his question: How do hummingbirds feed their young? In early May, you can ex- pect the ruby throated hum- mingbirds to return to Asheville, N.C. After their short courting season, you may be lucky enough to find one of their nests and watch the care and feeding of the babies for yourself. The secrets of your success are knowing where to look and keeping very quiet at a polite distance. The little hummers are the gorgeous jewels of the bird world. What's more, their peppy energy and clever know how are even more remarkable than their glow- ing colors. There are more than 300 different kinds and all of them belong to the New World. Various species are found all the way from Alaska way down to the tip of South America. In most cases, the male wears the gaudy plumage and the female wears soft, brownish shades. The courtship is a hectic dance in the air, too fast for human eyes to follow. In most species, the pleasure of tending and feeding the tiny babies is left to the female. As a rule, she builds her mini nest in the angle of a twig, sheltered and shaded by leafy foliage. It is as small or smaller than half an eggshell, cunningly woven from mosses and spider web silk. The out- side of the neat little cup is decorated with lichens, in colors that blend in with the woodsy scenery. The mother bird lays two little white eggs and nestles she hovers over her nest. The hungry babies open up wide and she squirts the syrupy nectar into their mouth. Fed on nourishing nectar, the baby hummers grow very fast. After three weeks of motherly care they are fully feathered and ready to leave home. It is now time to catch insects to add protein to their sugary menus. Not all the female hummers wear brownish plumage and not all the colorful males are neglectful fathers. The violet ear family lives in tropical South America. Both parents have ear tufts like dainty violets and this male hum- mingbird shares all the duties of nest building and tending the chicks. OuMtioni Mkad by chil- dren of Harild readers thould bi milled to Aik Andy, P.O. Box. Huntington Beach, 92848. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) HERE'S ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR. MISTAKES THAT'S COST THE COM PAN V A BUNDLE OF MONET THIS KIND OF INEXCUSABLE STUPIDITY HAS AND FURTHERMORE.. WOULD YA HOLD DOWN A Ll'l------------- THIS IS IMPORTANT' OKAY, ELMEK, WE MEET AT YOUR I'LL TH' SAND- WICHES' WE'RE ECONOMIZING YOU BROUGHT ME HOT WATER AMD LEMON BUT NO TEA it WAIT'LLYOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ASk FOR CREAM AND HIS TEA BAG WHEN ARCHIE Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter stincts rather than the my. Now, dummy's last club mathematical odds. This was led. hand occurred in the Israel A surprised East found Sweden match at the recent that he could make only one down to for European Championships, trump trick. He was down to two or three weeks. The new- played in Herzliya, Israel. nothing but the Q-J-5 of trumps. If he ruffed low, de- clarer would overruff and cash the king of hearts. But ruffing high was equally un- -.vailine. He was left with "Something asked Elsie. "You've been starting at the clock quite a while." Fred smiled. "I've been figuring out he replied. "A few seconds ago the minute hand was right on a minute mark exactly half as much past the 6 o'clock mark as the hour hand was before the six." What time was that? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: MONEY was 10728 (MEN 127, North and South for Israel were P. Romik and S. Lev, a young pair representing their country for the first time in major international competition. Once the 4-4 the queen-five of trumps, heart fit was located, it was and had to lead into dummy's extremely difficult to stop in king-nine tenace, again three no trump-Iho best limiting him to one trump contract as the cards lie. In trick. U'L ABNER ly hatched chicks are no bigger than bumblebees and quite naked. Now the little mother darts among the flowers, dipping her long tubular tongue -down their throats to sip up the sweet nectar. Time after time, she flies home and, beating her wings perhaps 70 times per second, NAME NEW MANAGER TORONTO (CP) TWR Data Systems of Toronto has appointed. Paul McMillen as central district sales manager responsible for Manitoba and Ontario, but not including the Ottawa area. He has been a marketing representative for the last two years. IT GOES WAY BACK' SO THAT HIS SWORD WOULDN'T GET CAUGHT IN THE LADY'S LONG DRESS WHAT IF WITH VERONICA AND I'M ALONG AND THE SIDEWALK IS YOU TOO BEHIND US' JUGHEAD, IT'S A CUSTOM THAT THE MAN WALKS ON THE LADY'S HAGAR THE HORRIBLE CAN'T WALK MORE IS A NAP SO? WMO'S HE, THE KINS Of WORLD? NO, BUT ME GAIP WE WERE some on A HIKE WHEK HE W4K65 UP THE STUPIDESr AtAM IN THE USA., NATURALLY I'LL CALL THE NATIONAL COMPUTER CENTER AND FIND OUT WHO HE IS- WS DOIT HAVE TO LCOK HIM UP .'.'-WET 6ET LOADS OF CALLS FDR BUT- WHO'LL ESCORT THOSE HEALTH NUTS TO LOWEST SLOBBOWA2- '-LI'L ABNER VOKLWS IS THE NAME- BUT HE'S IN GREAT TUMBLEWEEDS W MUST WE HANGMEN ARE PRICEP OUT OF THE ICE HIR0P 6OHSL- ITS 6DN SUN6EKS VERSOS FOLK SWINGERS IN A MAP SCRAMBLE FOR THE RPTKIWJT10NHJCKJ... ANP PANSLETOM TEETERS UFWJ EXTINCTIONS PRINKi WE HAVE NO RECOURSE PUTTDTUKN, HATS IN HAN01QHEWHO SETS ALLTHM5S RIGHT!