Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
26 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, July 4, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Doctor clarifies protein types Dear Dr. Lamb In your column on incomplete and com- plete proteins you failed to men- tion that the incomplete pro- teins must be eaten at the same meal or they won't complement each otter. Dear Reader To clarify your point for the other read- er, a protein is classified as complete if it has all of the es- sential amino acis (those the body can't manufacture from other food) we need and incom- plete if it has only part of them. By eating foods which contain a sufficient variety of incom- plete proteins to include all the essential amino acids, you can get by without complete pro- teins. A good example of this would be beans (which contain proteins "which are almost complete) and com or wheat. The combination of bean pro- tein and cereal protein com- plement each other. A classic experiment dem- onstrated that animal growth could not be achieved by either wheat or gelatin alone (they are incomplete proteins) but when they were fed together growth was normal. It is generally believed that you should obtain all the essen- tial amino adds at one time to get tbe desired effect. If you eat only part of them in one meal you will actually have a deficiency in amino acids and this will affect body growth and repair of tissues. Of course you can satisfy this requirement by simply including in the diet some sources of complete pro- tein with all the essential amino acids. This means the meat group (mammal meat, fish or poultry) or milk and milk prod- ucts. If your diet is to be complete- ly devoid of animal products then you will need to be sure that at least one meal a day includes a sufficient variety of foods to include all the essen- tial amino acids. Remember that in many parts of the world, people do well on only one complete meal a day and are attended a county Department of Health Smoker's Clinic years ago, and neither of us has smoked since. Frankly, I've never felt better I was a "pack-a-day" man for about 25 years, and believe me I was really beginning to feel it. Fortunately, I woke up in tune to the seriousness of the situation. Personally, I feel that smoking should be out- lawed. It is especially annoy- ing to a nonsmoker when he enters a public place and finds people smoking where they shouldn't. It's also annoying on airplanes and other places where the nonsmoker can't get away from it. Statistically speaking, chil- dren of nonsmokers are gener- ally healthier than those whose parents smoke. More smokers have automobile accidents than nonsmokers. Many more smok- ers have heart problems, and many people with heart pro- blems who smoke die a lot sooner than the nonsmokers. What about the cost in terms of burnt clothes, furniture, etc. Pass the word along, doc. Your response was far too gentle to your reader. Dear Reader I have been accused a lot of things, parti- cularly since I started writing a column for the general pub- lic, but never of being "far too gentle." You'd have to get up awfully early in the morn- ing to beat me to first place in line to vote for a bill that would outlaw in all its forms. Send your questions to Dr. i Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, Ne woYrk, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanc- ed Diet" booklet. Your horoscope By JEAN! DIXON THURSDAY, JULY 5 Your birthday today: This promises to be a venturesome year. Much is learned as you go, though you don't always arrive where you've headed. Material affairs need consis- tent industry, an early start. Today's natives are strongly emotional, have great poten- tial energy seldom exerted. ARIES (March 21-April The less progress you expect today, the better. Just do your fair share of what is happen- ing. TAURUS (April 20-May You'll be proud of your pa- tience and ingenuity in mak- ing do with incomplete resour- ces and equipment. GEMINI (May 21-June Normal routines are apt to be sidetracked. Settle for what works readily, a lick and a promise. CANCER (June 21-July Nothing comes directly to hand this long and complicated day. Time ance, same. out for achieving bal- letting others do the LEO (July 23-Aug. Mo- mentarily, the key to success eludes everyone. Pursue de- tailed routine at a steady pace need this you'll background. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. I Set aside for once some per- sonal schemes in favor of the common good. New business ventures are better postponed Tern K. Ryan HERE IT THE FOURTH OF JUW, AND I'M FITTING IN THE WAtTlNS FORTHE flWTO COME c" it's on paper and properly sign- ed, it's still a bit doubtful. Be skeptical of today's informal agreements, wild stories. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Outward surfaces bear little relation to what's inside. Judge what people do rather than what they say. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. The less maneuvering of money you try, the better. Get your work done by the simplest, most direct line possible. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Movement comes easily, but sensible direction isn't au- tomatic or even probable. Think as you go.' AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Chasing rainbows is okay as long as you know that's what you're doing. For once the course to follow is doing the minimum. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Ask no favors, volunteer noth- ing beyond what you hope to give without compensation. 1973, The Chicago Tribune PECLARATION: I'LL 65f YOU fOK ILONDIE-By Chic Young Ask Andy lucky to get that. Dear Dr. Lamb In reference to your article on methods to stop smoking. My wife and I MINISTER FIRED MONROVIA, Liberia (Reuter) Foreign Minister Rocheforte Weeks has been dismissed by President William Tolbert be- cause of a loss of confidence in him, the government announced Monday. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN e TM CHaft Trftm Both sides vulnerable. East deals. NORTH 4AJ875J2 OAIOJS WEST O7 4KQ764 EAST AKQlt Ot43 SOUTH OKQJ82 The bidding: East SMth West North ZO 2S? 5NT 7 O Pass Pass DMe. Past Pass Pass Opening lead: King J I teamed mr bridge whito studying at McGffl Universi- ty in Montreal. There an those who claim that studies and bridge don't nix, tat I didn't find that to be the ease. On the contrary, I felt the logical thought processes that bridge helped me to de- velop stood me in good stead at school and in the years I practiced law. Tbos, when the Association of College Unians-InterM- timal approached me to sponsor tte annul totercol- fcgiate bridge championship, I was defbjnted to be able to belp them. Tbe finals of tbe UTS Charles H. Goren Intercol- legiate Bridge Tournament were played at tbe cod of April at tbe University of KnoxviDe in Tennessee. From aa original entry of note than pain from ISO schools, tbe final field had been i educed to 16 pairs tram colleges acmes tbe length and of tbe United States. The winner was Loyola University in Los Angeles, represented by two brothers and Michael Schreib- er. Brash bidding by both on the deal shown above helped them on their war to tbe title. East, with a holding many would pass, opened the bid- ding with a "convenient" one club as his heart suit was not biddable. Sooth's jump overall was of the weak variety that has grown increasingly popular, espe- c i a lly among tournament players. [We would hesitate to recommend tbe bid out a good six-card suit.] With his partner showing length in diamonds, North's hand became enormous. He decided to gamble on the hope that his side had no loser in spades. As his spade suit could be established fairly quietly, he felt that a grand slam depended only on his partner holding both tbe king and queen of dia- monds. Hid bid of five no trump was tbe Grand Slam Force, asteig pailuei to bid seven diamonds with two of tbe three top liuiop honors. South obliged. The play presented litUe problem. Tbe opening lead was trumped in dummy and a spade was ruffed by de- clarer. Tbe king of diamonds was overtaken with dum- my's see and another spade was nifed high. The eight of was ted to tbe nine and declarer naTed a third spade with Ms remain- ing tramp. Tbe dummy's spades were now established and declarer crossed to the tog of hearts, drew the ont- waronng Inuup and claimed tbe rest of the ticks for a wen deserved top score, for Loyola. Atomic numbers Andy sends a complete 20- vclume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Karen Mandell, age 12, of Houston, Texas, for her question: How do the elements get their atomic numbers? Each of the basic chemical elements has its own indis- putable signature. It is a cer- tain atomic number, a whole number that sets it apart from all other elements and decides its place on the periodic table. Actually it states the exact number of protons in the nu- cleus of every atom of a cer- tain element. This is the basic key to every atom in creation. As we know, the central core of the atom is a tight fisted nucleus of assorted particles and dynamic energies. The key nuclear particles are protons and all protons are alike. And, of course, each atom has its own number of protons. It belongs to a certain chemical element and all other atoms of this ele- ment have the same number of protons. Hence, each of the known 104 chemical elements Fun with figures You don't have to be in the needle irade to solve this. Each distinct letter stands for a but different digit. What will je STIFF9 Thanks for an idea to Kruus, Ottawa, Ontario. E. gets its atomic number from the number of protons in the nuclei of all its atoms. For example, the smallest of all atoms is hydrogen and the nucleus of every hydrogen atom has one, and only one, proton particle. Naturally, the element hydrogen is entitled to atomic number one. This num- ber cannot belong to any other element. In the dynamic re- action called nuclear fusion, two hydrogen atoms combine to form a nucleus which has two protons. This disqualifies them as hydrogen atoms. The new atom is one of helium. Naturally the two nuclear pro- tons qualify tbe element helium as atomic number two. Atomic number three belongs to the element lithium, be- cause each and every lithium atom has a nucleus that con- tains three protons. If a lith- ium atom loses a proton, it becomes an atom of helium. If by chance it gains an extra proton it becomes an atom of beryllium the one and only element that qualifies for atomic number four. Eveiy atom of iron has 26 protons and every atom of co- balt has 27. If you guessed that these two elements are atomic number 26 and 27, you have mastered the first basic key in nuclear physics. Tbe known elements are charted on the periodic table, with their atom- ic numbers. Fewer than 100 of the known elements are used to build all the natural solids, liquids and gases of the earth. An atom, of course, is built from assorted particles, only one of which is tbe proton. They come in larger and small- er sizes, charged with various energies. The proton's energy is one charge of positive electri- city equal and opposite to the negative charge of one electron particle. These oppo- site charges attract each oth- er. Hence, the atomic num- ber of an atom entitles it to an equal number of both protons and electrons. (EXACTLY HAV1VIG SPECiAL. OF THIS WEEK i.i YOJ GET TWO DINNERS I'MiS- FOR TrlE PRICE OF s- YOU MEAX! IF I BRING MY WIPE SHE SETS A DIMMER IF YOU VE IT'S A GOOD WAY TO SET EVEN WITM HER BEETLE BAIlEY-By Mort Walker PUREED WtflPPEP WATERCRESS tl'l ABNER-By Al Capp rrs STUPID ou> RESCTIOMARIES LIKE HER WHO ARE THUS NATION'S WE CAINT AFFORD AMERICANS NONE O1 THAT MEAMS FREE (COULDN'T THE I POOMDATIOM BUILD VOU A I SWIMMIUG POOL-A GOLF (COURS AtCHie-By Bob Montana ARCHIE, THOSE ARE AU. THEY'RE HI AND lOIS-By Dik j A normal atom is electrically (Answer tomorrow) neutral because it has an equal. Yesterday's answer: seven t number of positive protons cars (oval Bert put down the photo. he said. ''How old is "Older than she re- plied Doug. "If you add her age to twice its reverse you get a perfect square." Bert shook his head. "What's "Same digits but in reverse Doug told him. "And something else, Her .age is one more than twice a perfect WeH? Thanks for an idea to J. Par- tington, Holt England. (Answer Yesterday's was 17955. answer: STIFF, and negative electrons. But electrons swarm around out- (side the nucleus and often stray from home. When a nucleus loses or gains an electron, its electrical balance is upset and it becomes a charged ion. How- ever, this does not change Is atomic number because the number of protons in its nu- cleus remains the same. But in radioactivity, the nucleus is remodeled. And when it gains or loses a proton it becomes a different dement with a differ- ent atomic number. i sjked fcy eHMrct of Herald readers fet mailed to Ask Aady. P.O. Box 765. Hntisgtm Beach, California 92M6. f Copyright Chronicle PnbBshing Co. 1173) NOT TONIGHT Dcrr.m LATE THE BEST VOU CAN B4WTIFI GROW UP NOT HCW TO THAW SHORT RllS-fty Frank ONtol HAQAt HORRIBlE-By Oik BUGS BUNNY MUST BE EXCmNS.. IN THE FINANCIAL. GIVE X SHOU1-P EVER. 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