Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, July 9, 1971 Your horoscope By Jean? Dixcn SATURDAY, JULY 17 Your Birthday Today: Three phases mark this year of transformation definite effort to reduce and clarify existing obligations for a few months; then, each accord- ing to details of his own life pattern, a time, of rest and re-education, search for new a'.titudes and habits for sev- eral weeks; then on to more realistic responsibilities, per- haps in a novel direction or in technical specialties just coming to general use. ARIES (March 21-April Being in the minority may be unfamiliar experience, a n d you run into a brief spell of it today. Resolve not to let dis- agreements spoil your week- end. TAURUS (April 201: The farther you can get away from your regular rounds of daily habits the better. If you haven't got a list of thuigs you've never done put one to- gether. GEMINI (May 21 June It's natural for you not to stay put today. Keep matters sim- ple and be as nearly alone as you can manage. Concentrate higher; assert mere of a share in leading your community. Assemble a larger team. Re- cruit younger people. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 22 Being selective should not involve estrangement or farewells. Simply decide which people you want to go along with, if anybody. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Ocl. You have more to do than planned, just when it's least convenient. This being so, the sooner you dispose of weekend chores, the better. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. A spirit of adventure and curiosity will help today. Even old habits offer food for thought, stand a good chance of being interrupted by sur- prises. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-DcP. Short cuts are appealing but are of no avail unless you LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Collagen is basic protein in body know the system of how and when to get back on the main track. By-passing important people, for example, does not work out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Charity and redemption start at and near yourself and those you cherish. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Break out of your recent ruts, recover contacts with former associates, relatives you haven't seen in quite a while. PISCES (Feb. ID-March Clear up misunderstandings amongst family members. Trying to do the same amongst people you have not known a long time scatters them out or breaks an already doubtful connection. (1871: By The Chicago Tribuntc) Dear Dr. Lamb What are collagen diseases? Are they rare? Is there a cure or tem- porary benefit such as ACTH, Cortisone and prcdnisone? Is the disease always fatal? tionary and could not locate it anywhere. Dear Reader The term col- on some'-hing you have wanted to do for a long time. CANCER (June 21-July Keeping in touch means more j lagen is used for a basic pro- than just knowing the news, tcin of the body. It is really Group efforts thrive according the protein that makes gelatin. to emotional factors rather bind cells and mucle fibres to- gether, tendons and linings of joints, all contain this mater- ial. When something goes wrong with this material, it is called a collagen disease. The have looked in a medical die- body seems to become allergic than ma'erial capability. LEO (July 23 Au As you know from that state- I ment, you can produce it by boiling meat, bones, tendons. In Your persuasive powers run 1 fact, the connective fibres that Tumbleweeds Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Jill Miller, age 10, of Aurora, Minnesota, for her question: by tumble- I lean wild plants. One is the bug- Tumbleweeds are plants and seed that strews hundreds of all plants have built in plans I dark oval seeds that look like to create future plants like j tiny bugs. The other is the tum- panic grass. Both the.se travel- j ing plants originally were na- lives of Europe. Two other What is meant by tumble- j tumbleweeds are native Amer- weeds? themselves. Some sprout run- ners that anchor new root sys- tems in the soil; others build bulbs that sprout future plants. Most weeds grow from seeds and the parent plants have va- rious fascinating ways to scat- ter them in new soil. But the tumbleweeds have the most unusual system for sowing their to its own collagen. There are a number of dis- eases that fall in this category. Some authorities think that the common disease, rheumatoid arthritis, is one of these dis- eases. It can be painful and crippling or it can run a short course and disappear by itself. Perhaps rheumatic fever be- longs to this group, too. Some of the collagen diseases are more serious than others. The medicines you mention- ed are ail hormones. ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is from the pituitary gland just under the brain. It stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce hormones. The other hormones are from the adrenal gland. All of these have been used in treating rheumatoid arthritis and severe cases of rheumatic involvement of the heart. These medicines are not, however, used in all cases. Arthri'.s pa- tients often get dramatic im- provement at first, then, as larger amounts are required, they may get complications from the medicine. Large doses of aspirin the in- flammatory reaction of rehu- matoid arthritis. Wing pigweed, also known as the green amaranth. The pam- pered garden amaranth has a large bright, long lasting flow- er. The weedy pigweed has tiny Dear Dr. Lamb My son's seeds. The parent plants roll and tumble all over "the place, scattering seeds as they go. All summer long, the tumble- weeds grow with the other weeds of the prairies, in fields and vacant lots and along the roadsides. They soak up the golden sunshine, drink in the showers and become bushy balls of fine greenery. Mean- time, they grow seeds hun- dreds of tiny seeds that ripen toward the end of summer. Then the plants wither and lose their greenery. They become big balls of thin, tangled twigs, light enough to be blown away by the breezes. Come fall, the wind snaps their stems off at ground level. Then the parent plants are all set to travel. The breezes blow them along, rolling and tum- bling for miles over the plains green flowers, but it belongs to the gaudy amaranth plant fain- Other plants stay rooted to the spot while they scatter their seeds. The pea plant becomes a pea shooter. Its dry pods split open with a sudden jerk that shoots the ripe seeds off in all directions. The seeds of the dainty dandelion clock have feathery parachutes. They wait for a puff of wind to carry them drifting through the air- hoping patch and the prairies. They bounce over the ground, shaking loose their seeds and dropping them on the ground. Some seeds will chance to fall on suitable soil. Come spring they sprout roots and become the next genera- tion of tumbleweeds. But most seeds will be eaten by birds and insects who need them for food. People of the West and the Southwest expect the tumbling tumbleweeds in the fall and winter. Sometimes hundreds of them pile up against fences, in yards and other places where the big prickly balls of twigs are a nuisance. All these tra- veling plants arc called tum- bleweeds, though at least four different weeds scatter their seeds in this fashion. The biggest one is the Rus- sian thistle big enough to scatter a million seeds. An- other tumblewccd type is the couch grass, alias the witch or ANTIQUE AUCTION COMING TO IETHBRIDGE SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15 to land on a suitable of soil. The coeklebur iiook its prickly seed package onto furry animals or passing people. But the parent tumble- weeds travel around to scatter their seeds. Andy sends a World Book Globe to Renee Miller, age 9, of Williamsport, Pennsyl- vania, for his question: How did the Suez Canal get its name? Long ages ago, the people of Egypt toiled to reclaim a patch of dry land from the northern arm of the Red Sea. They set- tled it and named it Al Suways. It stood at the crossways of trade routes to the far east and became a busy port. Travelers from western Europe called it Suez and Suez became a very popular name in those parts. The northern arm of the Red j Sea is the Gulf of Suez. The I Isthmus of Suez is a narrow' strip of land that separates Af- rica from Asia. Then about a century ago, a i splendid canal was dug aross the Isthmus of Suez. This 100-'; mile ditch through the desert connected the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea. It seemed only logical to name the new wa- i tenvay the Suez Canal. Before it was built, ships between Eu- j rope and the far east had to sail all around the tip of Africa. The famous canal led from the Red S'ca into the Indian Ocean and saved thousands of miles of sea voyaging. Questions asnicd by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beaca, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. III7I) skin is an unusual color. Some- times his hands are so blue people have commented about them. Could this be a sign of heart trouble. He seems to get exhausted from the least exer- tion and he can't seem to gain a pound. He is 6-1 and weighs only 130 pounds. bear Reader Yes. i' could be. There are a large number of heart diseases that can cause the hands and the rest of the skin to take on a bluish cast. An important differentiation is whether it is just the hands or involves other parU of the body, like the lips and face as well. If it is just the hands, it is more likely a disturbance in the blood flow caused by the small arteries and veins rather than the heart. We call this group of disorders peripheral vascular disease. In either case, it sounds to me as tlvoueh your son needs to see a doctor or even be referred by your doctor to a heart specialist. IF I EVER SET BE A IN THE MARKET PLACE" 50 VXI CAU RFACH THE PEOPLE IT FACH IJ f? rUMBlEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN Alberta pilots finish BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Gini Richardson of Yakima, Wash., is apparent winner of the 25th annual Powder Puff Derby air race. A spokesman said Thursday the decision was unofficial, but Mrs. Richardson appeared to have a substantial lead over other finshers in the compli- cated scoring system of the race. About 29 aircraft in the field of 144 in the ail-women trans- continental air race have yet to cross the finish line, but none appeared to be in the running. According to the scoring sys- tem, Mrs. Richardson finished the event with a plus-23 score. The official explained that each aircraft in the race is given a "par the speed the particular make of aircraft should be able to aver- age over the course from Calgary to Baton and is awarded points for every mile an hour over the par speed. Mrs. Richardson was one of 14 solo pilots who entered the race this year. Canadiaji entries to cross the finish line Thursday: Helen Mae Failey and Josephine Kearney of Olds, Alta.; Loma Deblicquy and Betty Jane Schermerhorn of Ottawa and Toni Ramsay and Sue Baterbury of Calgary. The race began Monday morning in Calgary and included three mandatory stops. Youth charged iu death case EDMONTON (CP) Joseph Lorenzo Bedard, 17, of no fix- ed address, was charged with ncn-capital murder in the death of Mary Poon who was beaten and slabbed May 13. Mrs. Poon was killed during an apparent robbery at a gro- cery store owned by the Poon family. GOREN ON BRIDGE ruffed high, drawn trump and A diverlified Sparwood icilcs and distributing firm dealing in mine and related mechanical and hydraulic equipment REQUIRES A WAREHOUSEMAN Duties will coruist of receiving, shipping, invoicing) and main- tenance of proper slock control. Successful applicant must be in good health, possess driver's license and be bondablc. Salary negotiable commensurate with education and ex- Only experienced applicants will bn considered. Send complete handwritten resume slalinq education, ex- perience, salary expected with references to A. B. WELLS, Chartered Accountant Box 426, Blalrmorft, Alhorta. BY CHARLES H. GOREN le mi: Br rne Tijiiuntl Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A7S5 A J to z 0 Q103 AAK2 WEST EAST AKQ984J 084 0 AKJ37Z Q 8 5 SOUTH A AJ10 (7KQ9864 065 108 The bidding: North Easl South West 1 10 10 14 2 <3 Pass Paw Pass Pass Opening lead: Eight of 0 Alert defense by East de- prived South, the declarer at four hearts, of the oppor- tunity of endplaying West on the deal. With a bit of mental exercise, however, declarer found a way of turning the tables on the latter was eventually obliged to present South with the game fulfilling trick. West opened the eight of diamonds, dummy covered with the ten and East played the jack to win the trick. He cashed the king of diamonds as everyone followed suit, but then he shifted to the deuce of spades. This presented declarer with n problem. If East had led a third round of diamonds, South could have I remaining card in that suit. 1 Now the dummy is reentered in trumps and a spade is led. South puts in the ten to place West on lead with the queen of spades. If he returns a club, it presents declarer i with a ruff and discard. A j spade return is equally fatal I and South restricts his losses on the deal to two diamonds and one spade. East's spade shift at trick three deprived South of the opportunity of endplaying his left hand opponent. He couldn't afford to play the ten in t h e light of West's one spade East's spot card had all the earmarks of a singleton. It East had only one spade, however, an alternative line of play was available to South. Declarer put up the ace of spades, drew trump with the ace and jack and then played the ace, king and another club, ruffing in his hand. A small heart was led to the ten and now the queen of dia- monds was played from Lho dummy. East covered with the ace, but instead of ruffing, South merely dis- carded the ten of spades. East was endplayed. Whether he returned n dia- mond or a club, declarer could discard his remaining spade, while he trumped in dummy. In South lost three diamond tricks. Y-YOU 60NNA R00 US NOW, SNAKE-EYE? HUSH YER MOUTH, HARVEY! HOW WRf YOU'SE I W SUCH IN FRONT 0' ME PA0Y 0' PA PAP EXAMPLE, PA C'RflUPT INFLOONCE ON PEM TENPER PA TWIfrlSBENTJ'YWOW! 7-1 SNOOKiE, PEAR, WAIT OUT5IPE ulKEAGCWPOYWHILS'TI v PULL PIS HEIST BLONDIE-By Chic Young III f ALEXANDER. VOUR IS L WHAT IF MAMA AMP I LEFT OUR THINGS ALL OVER BEETLE BAIlEY-By Mort Wolker PATS.' NOW WE'LL NEVER KNOW HOW FAR LOOK OUT, COMES LI L ABNER-By Al Capp V 'STEAD O'CARRVIM' CROOKED MILES I7OO CROOKED MILES KIN FLIP HIM-ENP S OVEREMP.'.'} NO THASS TH' WAV VO1 IS THROUGH THAT HAWS WALLER.'.' ARCHIE-By Bob Montana TELL THE MONEY ANDl'tL SO GET A BIG 1 PIZZA.' (tf FACE DOWN L HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne IF WE EVER HAVE TO MOVE COULD I PLEASE HAVE AT LEAST A YEAR'S NOTICE SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal YfS in BUGS BUNNY SYLVESTER, YA MOOCHIN'' BUM, YOU'VE SEEN CAMPIM'' ON ME FEE A WEEK1 GIVIN' YA Five MiNures T'PACK UP AN' SCRAM! YOUE INSINUATIONS CONCERNING MY CHARACTER ARC PEEPLY RE5ENTEPJ YOUR PREMISES SHALL BE VACATE? IMMEPIATELYl AFTER ALL, I CAN TAKE A HINT.'