Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE IFTHBRIDGE HERALD Fliday, July 7, 1971 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, JULY 8 YOU 11 .IimTIIDAY TO- DAY: Finds you learning to live wilh some of your natur- al limitations. Spiritual and philosophic cvolvement should be your goal. Technical skills related to your livelihood im- prove, wilh or without spe- cial education programs. To- day's natives have slow- paced but lasting drive, ener- gy to function after others falter. AKIIi'S (MARCH 2I-APIUL Stretch yourself to make contact, some form of com- munication wherever you have emotional ties. Of.'er ad- vice once you nre asked, brief- ly- TAUIIUS (APRIL 20 MAY Hake full use of any faci- lily for improving your re- souces, whether by Inking up a bargain, accepting a Javor, or simple thrift. GHMINI (MAY Zl-JUNE Emotional lies suffer stress and attraction by turns. Get through the day wilh a mini- mum of fatigue, leaving some of the chores for later. CANCER (JUNE 21 JULY Intellectual activity is fa- vored, may tempt you to skip something you shouldn't. Sliar- ng hobbies can be rewarding. LEO (JULY 23 AUG. Be as much ot an extrovert as our mood can be coaxed into icing. Seek company, share he wealth of aii the good .hings that are free. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 2omc out of your accustomed vcek-end rounds for fresh soc- al exploration, new places to visit, interesting people to meet. Ll'BRA (SEPT. 23 OCT. lecrealion, fun and games are nviting. People from distant places pass and may have a jood word for you, perhaps some romantic appeal. SCORPIO (OCT. Take the trouble to get to know >eople better. Where there has icon a difference, you have a Does oxygen burn? Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- Encyclopedia to Aaron May- Hard, age 13, of Boys Nebraska, for Ms question: Isn't is true that oxygen does cot bum? Several young science stu- dents report that they have read or been told that oxygen is not flammable and will not burn. This startling statement Is a sloppy job of translating the language of science into everyday speech. It is mislead- ing and dangerous. For ex- ample, suppose a student tried to prove it by poking a lighted match Into a sample of oxygen gas. This innocent experiment would start a fast and furious blaze that might burn down the building including every- thing in it. In everyday language, burn- Ing is a hot, bright blaze, rapid- ly consuming its fuel to ashes. In the language of science, the same process is a chemical re- action called oxidation, or more precisely, oxidation reduction. The substances involved either gain or lose electrons. In the process, their molecules are converted into other substances. Oxygen is an energetic grab- ber because it needs two more electrons to complete its outer ehell. It can do this by forming chemical bonds or in the pro- ces called oxidation. Chemists refer to a fast blaz- ing Ere as combustion. In everyday language, a flam- mable substance is prone to burst into flames. Certainly pure oxygen gas is both flam- mable and highly combustible. This is why hospitals allow no sparks or flames near patients in oxygen tents. One little spark could start a fierce fire. The result is just as disastrous whether we call it oxidation, burning or combustion. Fancy terms can fool people, but they make DO difference to chemi- cal reactions. Obviously the statement thai oxygen does not burn is a mis- translation of scientific terms. It also is misleading, because so much evidence seems to prove it to be true. By weight, oxygen makes up one fifth of the atmosphere, almost half the solid crustal rocks and more than BO per cent of the world's water. Yet these abun- dant sources of oxygen are not blazing away in flames. This is because they are not in Hie form of pure undiluted oxygen gas. The oxygen gas In the ah- Is diluted with four parts of nitro- gen, a lazy gas that discourages burning and other chemical re- actions. In the solid crust, o gen atoms are combined in molecules of silicates and dozens of other minerals. Oxy- gen also combines with hydro- gen to form molecules of water, the enemy of fire. All these chemical compounds solve the oxygen atom's need for elec- trons by sharing or borrowing those of other atoms. But pure oxygen gas is still hungry for electrons highly combust! ble and eager to engage in oxt dation. This process may be the fast blaze of combustion, or a slow- er form of oxidation that creates gentle heat energy with- out flames. Our body processes use various types of slow oxi- dation. Outdoors, slow oxida- tion changes iron to rust. Com- bustion is more dramatic. But when oxygen is Involved in either fast or slow oxidation, it takes electrons and forms oxide chemicals with other atoms. Questions DT cWIflien ot Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box '163, HunUnglon Beaca, California 92643. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES IT. GOREN It lIRi Ir CI1C1H Trillin] Both vulnerable. North teals. NORTH OAK 4AQ852 WEST AJ8U3 V I OlOtS EAST AJ72 O K 10 9 3 070543 5H SOUTH AAQ10 OQJ2 AK74 The bidding: North East South West 1 2 NT Pass I NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ten of 0 North's opening one club bid was greeted with a two no tramp response by partner, he knew that his side held ample assets for a small slam undertaking, in- asmuch as he had 21 high card points himself and Soulh's response shows 13-15. With a slightly unbalanced holding North might have checked back on a suit con- tract by bidding three hearts. Had he done so, how- ever, the partnership might have landed in six hearts with the adverse divi- sion in that suit there Is no way to prevent East from scoring two trump tricks. We approve of North's de- cision to proceed dircclly to six no trump. He holds -hon- or strength in both of his short suits and with tho partnership assured of at least 34 high card points, there should bo a sound play for 12 tricks in no trump. West opened the ten of dia- monds and dummy's king won the trick. A count of the lop tricks revealed a total ol Ihrcc each In clubs, dia- monds, ind spades and ono In hearts. If clubs divids three-two, then South has 12. He tested clubs first by leading to his king end then back to North's ace. j When East discarded a mond on the second round, declarer had a choice on bow best to proceed. j He could lead the queen, and another club to establish! dummy's long card In that! suit for his llth trick, but now (he contract would hings on a successful heart finesse. I Similarly, South could aban- don the clubs altogether and play Ihe heart suit instead.' If hearts are divided three- two, then he can take three tricks there to bring his total back up to 12. A problem will arise only' If the hearts are four-one. However there is a way to protect against such an ad- versity. East's shortness in clubs suggests that he is the more likely defender to hold length in hearts. First, South cashed the ace of hearts to see if either op- ponent held a singleton hon- or. When only small cards appeared, he continued with the seven of hearts from dummy. East could not af- ford to put up the king or else he would establish both the queen and jack. He cov- ered with the nine and South played the queen. West showed out, discarding a spade. Wilh his llth trick safely In, declarer was now in position to revert lo the club suit. He played lha queen and another club put- ling West in with the jack. Since the latler was out of hearts, hQ was obliged to surrender the lead on lha return nnd North's eight of clubs scored the fulfilling trick. In iill, declarer look three spades, two three dia- monds, nod four clubs. good opportunity for amends. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 Dice. Share your work. You've Uilicn quite a few peo- ple for granted, and it's lime to get beyond superficial as- pecls. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. Your persuasive powers and salesmanship approach can build improved public image, extricate you from burdensome situations. AQUARIUS (JAN7. 20 -FEB. When thcro isn't much to do you have the opportunity of taking stock to see where you arc, make plans for future ex- pansion. PISCES (FEB. 19 MARCH Social life brightens up and you have something spe- cial going for you. A little spent now in the right places can be really helpful. (1372: By Tlic Chicago Tribune) LAWRENCE E. LAMB. M. D. Gallbladder Stones Cause Difficulties Dear Dr. Lamb My wife spent several days in the hos- pital having multiple x-rays. After two x-rays, they said they couldn't find her gallbladder, that It was clogged up with stones. I thought the the x-ray would show bones, stones or solid materials. What is your opinion this? Please advise if there Is any medicine for gallstones. Dear Reader It Is fairly common for a "nonfunctioning gallbladder" not to show on x- rays. The way a gallbladder x-ray Is done Is to have the person take some pills which have a dye in them which will show up on the x-ray. This dye material is absorbed by the bloodstream and filtered out by the liver, eventually being car- ried by the bile and stored in the gallbladder. Now if the gall- bladder is diseased too badly, the bile will flow on out through the bile duct into the intestines and there won't be any stor- age of bile In the gallbladder. When this occurs since no dye reaches the gallbladder it can't be seen on the x-ray. If the reason the gallbladder is not functioning is because It has stones in it, sometimes these stones can be seen, but it depends on what kind of stones they are. If they are stones that contain minerals in them like that found in bones, then they.will be seen on the x-ray. Some stones, however, are made of cholesterol and contain no minerals. These do not cause any shadows by ray. These stones look like clear spots or holes in the gall- bladder filled with the dye that is opaque to x-rays. But If the gallbladder doesn't fill and it has translucent stones In it, it will not show up on the x-ray. There are really no good medicines that will dissolve stones in the gallbladder. There are some recent studies on this problem that suggest that some stones may be dissolved but this needs further study before general use. Most medicines given for gallbladder disease are for relief of symptoms. If there are a number of stones In the gallbladder, surgery Is us- ually indicated. You may have a dental prob- lem after a rear-end auto col- lision. When the head snaps back, the mouth flies open then snaps shut abruptly. This can cause stretching or tearing of muscles and ligaments that control the lower jaw. When this occurs there is pain on chewing and limitation in open- ing the mouth or in the move- ments of "the jaw. The problem is treated much like any other sprained joint. The muscles must be treated with special exercises designed to regain normal range of function. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Oddities in the News LEAMINGTON SPA, Eng- land (AP) Kay Stanley has asked local authorities to help him get a bigger house so he. his children, his wife and mis- tress can all live together con- veniently and at less cost. Great train robbery hero dead at 83 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ar- thur M. Colen, hero of the Great Train Robbery of 1913, is dead at 83. The retired railway man, who died in hospital Monday, chose a life of regularity and timeta- bles when he went to work for the Southern Pacific in 1903 at the age of 15. In 1313 Colen and his bride Minerva were on the SP's ele- gant El Monte passenger train, returning from their honey- moon, when a bandit took com- mand of the train. Packing a gun, the shabby- looking thief shuffled up and down the cars, relieving piisen- gers of their money and valua- bles. When he got to newlyweds Minerva begged him to allow her to keep her new diamond ring. But the bandit laughed and snatched the ring from the bride's finger. A few minutes later, a shot rang out. EP agent Horace E. Montague, who had tried lo stop the gunman, fell dead. The thief leaped from the moving train and escaped. Colen, playing a hunch that the seedy-looking bandit might bo from San Francisco's skid road, started prowling the streets on his ff-hours. Week after week lie poked Into alleys, looked into the faces of fallen men. Finally, he saw his man. The suspect turned out lo be Ralph Farris, who went to trial, was found guilty by a jury and hanged for the Montague killing a year later. OUT DIVORCED There were couples di- vorced In Bulgaria In 1970. "It has become loo much of a strain trying to divide my time and money between two said Stanley. "It would be better all round if we could all live under one roof." Stanley, 46, earns a week as a garbage collector for Leamington Spa munici- pality, the authority he hopes will allow him a subsidized new home. He lives In a one-room apartment with his mistress, Pat Higgins, and their two 4, and Chris- topher, 2. He pays the equiva- lent of a week in rent. Across town live his wife Lillian, 44, and her four chil- dren, aged between 12 and 22. Stanley gives his wife, from whom he parted five years ago, 526 a week for rent and food, "The arrangement would suit said Mrs. Stanley. "We are getting a divorce and we could all live together as one big happy family. I know what a struggle it is for Ray to keep up both homes." Miss Higgins agreed: "I am all (or us getting together and making Ihe best of it." Councillor Robert Cnombes, chairman of Leamington Spa housing committee, promised the request will be treated on its merits. WOODBRIDGE, England (Reulcr) Britain's latest sex-chance didn't need an op- eration. She did It wilh hor- mones. Now Mary Uie mallard duck Is a drake. Owner Alfred Oooeh be- lieves the hormones in Mary's food did the trick. A month ago she sprouted n curling black tail feather and a white hko her mate, William. Then she stopped laying cgps and turned William out of the nest. Said Gooch: "Mary has laid more than COO eggs since wa Rot her ns a day-old duckling IS years (igo, "Hut MILTC'S no doubt about it, she hns definitely turned Into a droko." WOODSTOCK LIKES "TO LISTEN TO HH STEREO.. 'AMERICAN PIE "OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER. TUMILEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan HOW'P THE PALEFACE SCALP INVENTORY 60? 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