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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE ItTHBRIDGI HERALD Thursday, July 9, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE FRIDAY, JULY 10 Your birthday today: Spiri- tual growth is the most impor- .tant factor in your coming year. So much depends on your realizing and working your natural limitations. Established social contacts slack off; new ones are not so readily formed. Any pro- ject requiring a mind-stretch- ing search holds the hope of lasting results. This could be the most important year of your life in the development of your basic philosophy. To- day's natives often face hid- den restrictions and must con- centrate on adaptations for constructive results. ARIES (March 21 April You are riot very alert Family Doctor Shortage In United States WASHINGTON (AP) The United States has only one fam- ily doctor for each per- sons, the president of the Amer- ican Academy of General Prac- tice said today. In testimony prepared for a Senate health subcommittee, Dr. Edward J. Kowalewski said the number of persons depend- ing on one general practitioner has tripled since 1931. The percentage of physicians going into general or family practice dropped from 75 per cent in 1931 to 21.3 per cent in 1987, he added. Kowalewski testified in favor of a bill which would authorize money for family-practice resi- dencies at teaching hospitals and medical schools, establish- ment of family-practice depart- ments in medical schools and training of paramedical person- nel to aid family doctors. check details carefully, keep go- ing at an even pace. Once pas the temptation to be hasty, ev erything improves steadily. TAURUS (April 20 May 20) Your first question today shoul( be: "Is it Don't a] low any pressure to rush your decisions. Health and dietary matters are important. GEMINI (May 21 June 20) You may easily get involved in so many things today that noth- ing actually gets' done. Your de- termination and motivation are tested. Attend the needs of lov ed ones. CANCER (June 21 July Most of the day settles into highly satisfactory effort. Clear up unfinished business, rounc up unwanted materials for your favorite charity. LEO (July 23 Aug. You have much to think about. Put in a full day of conscientious work. The answer to some old riddle may occur to you, apro- pos of nothing. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Early decisions almost certain- ly have to be revised. The day is normal and productive. Catch up your budgets, vacation plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. An early interruption upsets your schedule. Avoid being pushed into unplanned action. The practicality of some of your main projects will be tested to- day and could be a lot of fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Let your intuition lead the way. Old problems, chronic nuisances now are susceptible to experi- mental solutions. Make your main effort late in the day. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Unplanned situations, per- haps exciting but more likely embarrassing, may beset you today. Your impulsive behavior makes them more intense. Your friends are even more er- ratic. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Sudden moves are not help- ful. Start on time and work dili- gently. Much can be done to clear unfinished obligations. AQUARIUS (Jan, 20 Feb. Remain unruffled during the morning, and the rest of the day takes care of itself. The later hours provoke you to look ahead and think big. PISCES (Feb. 19 March By Jeane Dixon Decide where you are heading, then make corrections. Wind up your workweek smooth it's unlikely you will ever pick up the exact threads of anything half-done. 1970, Ncwsday, Inc. THE WELL CHILD More Susceptible To TB If Test Is Positive By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprises Assn. IOTONTV! MIDDLE-CLASS ANIMALS By Hugh Laidmu Q How does a positive tu- berculin skin test look? Is il serious? 24 to 72 hours after the tuberculin is introduced into the skin an area of thickenec reddened skin 6mm or more in diameter is seen. This does not mean that you have active tu- serculosis only tot at one tima in your life you had the disease. It could have been either mild or severe but, in either case, you are more sus- ceptible to the disease than a jerson whose test is negative. Q How does one get tuber- culosis? How can it be prevent- ed? Can it be cured? A The most unusual way ;he disease is acquired is by in- lialing the minute droplets ex- laled in coughing, laughing or .alking by a person wjth active uberculosis or by kissing such a wrspn. The chief means of pre- 'ention is early recognition of persons with active tuberculosis md their treatment in a san- tarium. Although treatment must be prolonged (18 to 24 he disease can be cured with modern drugs. Relapses often jccur, however, in persons who ail to get sufficient treatment ir fail to report for periodic heckups after they appear to cured. Q I have tuberculosis and am taking Pasalate and isoni- azid. Will cure this disease' What are their side effects? A These drugs will cure you if the treatment is carried on long enough. Isoniazid may cause dizziness, drowsiness, headache and nausea. Pasalate should not be taken by anyone with a kidney, liver or stomach ailment. Q _ what effect does alcohol have on a person who has tuber- culosis? such a person needs all the strength and resistance he can build up to combat his disease, he should avoid alco- hol. Excessive use of alcohol interferes with proper nutrition. Furthermore, it is the cause of many tuberculosis patients failing to take their disease ser- iously and failing to continue their treatment until they are completely cured. Q A man who lived in our apartment building was hospital- ized for a year for tuberculosis. His apartment was never fumi- gated. Now he is cured and has come back. Is there any danger of getting tuberculosis from his apartment? A No. Fumigation is not required. TWTPUY WAS OBSCENE! "fT QUtrCOMPlAINING... TOO CHOSE THE fUtff yOU BOUGHT THE YOU WANTED TO SIT UP Chic Yonnf H Ja i f ARENYYOU GOING TO CLEAN THS ATTIC TOCVAY? I'CAN'T, DEAR-- MY TRICK KNEB WENT OUT ON MS K YOUl THICK KN ONIV GOES OUT I WHEN I ASK YOU TO DO SOME rf j WORK FOR MB BEETLE BAILEY-Bj Mort Walker You May Be Eating Too Much Air By FRANK CAREY AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Bothered by indigestion, ex- cessive belching or that bloated feeling? If so, it may be because you may be eating too much air. That's Researchers report that swallowed air may account for 75 per cent of the cases of "bloat and a problem more definitely known as "gas in the gastrointestinal tract." That's one of the most com- mon symptoms of the main varieties of abdominal dis- tress which plague millions of North Americans at one time or another. Scientists have tongue-twist- ing titles for the tummy trou- as aerophagia, bor- borygmus and dyspepsia. Gum chewers, especially those who chew as a kind of nervous habit, are likely to swallow abnormal quantities of air, researchers say, and end up with gas trapped in the intestines. Heavy smokers of all kinds pipe or also among champion air-eat- ers. So are non-stop conversa- tionalists; and fast, gulpy eat- those who, as one medie puts it, "may be on the reducing die quick gulp and a flatulen aftermath." GAS IS TRAPPED "Flatus" is the word for ga trapped in the bowels. Finally, their ranks includ drinkers of carbonated bever often taken t cause what can be a health; burp, but which instead oftei serve to increase the uncon scious air-swallowing. Other contributors to gas ecus distress include eating certain as onions cooked cabbage, radishes am cucumbers; individual aller gies to some types of food overrating, and eating while under emotional stress. What about new treatments for the age-old problems? "I don't know of anything new or startling in the medi cine line that has come along lately to treat uncomplicated functional saic Dr. Irving Brick, acting chie of the gastoenterology depart- ment at Georgetown Univer- sity Hospital and school of medicine. Re said doctors still depenc largely on traditional anti- acid medi- cal "detergents." The latter have been developed in more recent years to aid the expul- sion of trapped cially gas in the form of tiny, GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN Iflll H TM CUM THHHl Both vulnerable. South kali NORTH AQ2 0 A87J4Z 97 WEST EASr AKJ1II OQJ 410541 SOUTH 4 AS74 OK10J bidding: fionth West North East INT Pass 10 Pass 10' Pasi 3 NT Paw PHI Fasi Opening lead: Three of <7 North'i two diamond res-pome to hit partner's opening In no tramp desig- nates a long suit but leu than eight points; therefore it is not forcing. South held maxi- mum Talues, consisting of 13 point] plus a fit with the diamonds, so he raised to three diamonds, Altho he was at liberty to pus, North named that there might be a good chance to develop nine tricks at no' trump and be carried on to game. Wert opened the three of kearti, East played the am and returned the ibr. South played low from his hand and West put. up the jack. He cubed juif. felline de- clarer's queen, then played I off the 13th heart. It is play this point that determines the fata of the contract. If he discards a spade, for example, and West shifts to a club, South will be in. Now when dia- monds are led, even tho the suit divides evenly, declarer is limited to three trick) because of the roadblock. After the king and ace are played, Soulh is unable to overtake the nine in dummy; and when the queen of spades fails to materialize n an entry, the diamonds aro permanently retired from play. He ends up with only seven tricks on the deal. Declarer foresaw the im- pending traffic snarl, how- ever, and he alertly discarded the nine of diamonds at West cashed his fourth heart. When Soulh regained the lead, he played the king and ace of diamonds; and his foresight was rewarded with the run- ning of six diamond tricks when the suit responded favorably. His clubs and spades swelled the total it the required nine. It may be observed that West can frustrate the de- clarer by not cashing the long heart. If he exits with either s spade or a club, South can never unblock the and the defense ultimately emerges with a 20" woiit on the deal- frothy bubbles that don't fead- ily combine into a more eas- ily-expelled big "burp" bub- ble. Folks prone to develop these tinier bubbles are known as "frothers." BAKING SODA GOOD "As for the Dr. Brick says, "the oldtime bak- ing soda probably as effective as many of the highly touted modern anta- cids, the advertisements for which try to tout one over the other. But, on the other hand, baking soda might be bad for a person if he had some other chronic ailment he wasn't aware of. "Moreover, antacids sold over the drugstore counter and elsewhere, without pre- scription, probably may be just as effective as the ones the doctors most often pre- scribe. "Basically, they all have the same as calcium or aluminum hydrox- ides to act as antacids, and magnesium to help prevent constipation." Both Dr. Brick and Dr. Martin Durkin, another Georgetown gastroenfcer- ologist, say that nearly every- one has transient episodes of to excessive, or otherwise faulty, eating; or to temporary emotional stress. I BET YOU'RE SORRY! YOU PROBABLY UJVE 6ENOfUG US OOT Ihl 6 CLOUDBURST HO, I DCNT. I HATE TO 5EE -ytXI 60 OUT rr ReAu.y ME BUT SOMEONE AM TO STAND SUARD DUTV U'L AI Capp No Rush Develops For Abortions AHWAHTA STAV MARRIEP f-t 'CDRN-DISHUN-VWO KIM BECLCSETa WTOWI CLERKtL BURNTH'MARRIASE RECORD-AH' MARRYIN' SAM'LUGIVE VO'A REFUND.'.' ABCHIK-By Bob Montana NEW YORK (AP) Indica- ions from the first week under lie state's new liberal abortion reform law gave little credence :o.erities' claims that New York would become an abortion jecca. It may, but for now, most hos- pitals across the state report systems normal. The expected rush by out-of- itate women to New York hospi- als did not immediately mater, alire, but there were indica- Extra Special VIP Rating Established EDMONTON (CP) Being a IP just isn't what it used to e at least not at Edmon- m's Klondike Days. Those who really rate at this ear's midsummer festival, hich begins July 23, will be agged ESWIP extra spe- al very, very important per- on. The Klondike Days Associa- on, which has devised a new cheme lor rating dignitaries, ays the ESWIP title will be eservcd for prime ministers, premiers and governors of ates. People of international and ational standing, mayors of rge cities and presidents of rge corporations will be given e W1P very, very impor- at person treatment. The usual VIP treatment goes mayors of medium-size cities id senior business executives. tions that an influx might be in the offing. Public information director Ira Neiger of the National Planned Parenthood organiza- tion in New York City said that of the women who have used his agency's abortion infor- mation telephone service, 561 were from out of state. There was a rush of another sort, though. Dr. Thomas Ker- enyi, who heads abortion serv- ices at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital said the majority of cases now being bandied by his unit were late pregnancies of 10 to 20 weeks. Administrator George Skom- sky said Massena Memorial Hospital had received many calls from Canada. The five Buffalo hospitals that are non-Catholic and have ma ternity facilities said they are doing a fairly set number o abortions daily. There appeared to be no rush to open abortion clinics in the first week after the law took ef- fect. WHATDOVOU MEAN.I ew'r THIS CART? IT'S THE LAST rr's FOR MR.IOOGE.' -T-Jff THE CLUB PRESIDENT.' BOY. YOU DON'T NEARLY.eOT FIMDlWORRYi YESTERDAY WHEN WO ONE YOU LET SOMEONE -WILL IT CART.' HI AND DUi Broun. KARATE I LIKE KARATE UNDERGOES SURGERY LONDON (Reuters) Iain acleod, chancellor of the ex- equer, underwent an emcr- ncy operation for acute an- ndicitis Wednesday, hours er making a major economic icch in the Commons. Russian Poet Ruled Unfit MOSCOW (Reuters) Young Russian poet Natalya Gorbanev- skaya has been declared not re- sponsible for her actions after being investigated for alleged anti-Soviet slander, sources close to dissident intellectual circles said today. A hearing of her case by the Moscow city court decided that she should be detained in a mental institution, the sources said. She was arrested in De- cember and investigated in connection with alleged anti-So- viet slander, apparently after lolice seized underground rtocu- nents in her apartment. i SHORT KIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY MIND HOLDING MY BAT FOK ME FOR A FEW 5T MINUTES, BUSS? TAKES ME BACK T WHEN I WAS TH' ;