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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHMIDGE HHAID Mcw'ay, July 1J, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, JULY 13 Your Birthday Today. Marks another point of no re- turn on a normal path of healthy development, accord- ing to your degree of self- discipline and spiritual ad- vancement. Today's natives generally need a family en- vironment for stability, tend to have big ideas which are usually right, but a bit pre mature for most people. ARIES (March 21 April Persistent tact finally yields re- sults and you are free to lead a little farther into the unfam- iliar. Bring along those you've bested, so they can see your goals and world-views. TAURUS (April 20 May 20V. Make peace, apologize fluently where appropriate. Financial rearrangements come a bit easier at the moment. GEMINI (May 21 June Check your notes, make more, compare figures there's good reason. Much of today's detail- ed information is beyond your normal range. CANCER (June 21 July Most of what seems to you merely good sense finds ottiers interested, shocked or pleased at its originality. LEO (July 23 Aug. Get everything of importance writ- ten down today, step by step with as little fuss as possible. Promises are a dime a dozen if you let them pass casually VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Troubleshooting, verification are the normal order of the Poisonous lizards Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Tim Kaver, age 10, of St. Louis, Mis- souri, for his question: Arc any lizards poisonous? We share our world ith lots of poisonous snakes and some people suspect that many other replies also inflict poisonous bites. It is true the bite of a lizard or any other animal may cause a dangerous infection. But this sort of poisoning re- sults from enemy germs that enter wounds fiat are not treated with medication. Only two of the lizard reptiles have special glands for manufactur- ing venom to be injected into their victims. In our southest deserts, there lives a lizard whose bite may be as deadly as a rattlesnake's. We call him the Gila monster be- cause his favorite haunts are around the basin of Arizona's Gila River. Strictly speaking he is the only poisonous lizan of North America. But south o the Mexican border lives hii equally poisonous cousin, th( beaded lizard. So far as we know, these two rather lazj characters are the only veno mous lizards in Uie world. As far as size goes, the fat, flat Gila monster is not mu.-h of a monster. From his bulldog jaws to the tip of his thick tail, his average length is about 18 inches. He happens to be quite a gaudy fellow. This is partly because his scales do not over- lap like most lizard scales. They are separate little bumps set in the skin, close enough to touch each other, and arranged around his body in straight lines. He appears to be wear- ing a rather loose jacket em- broidered all over with teat jeadwork. What's more, hi outfit is designed in eye-catch ng colors. The Gila monster's Mexiea cousin is actually called th beaded lizard. He may be on bird larger than our monste and his bite is just as deadlj lowever, his beaded embro dery is less gorgeous. As rule, his coat is mainly blac with pale blotches on his bod and six or seven yellowis tends around his fat tail. Th Gila monster's skin has a blac' or brown background, lavish embroidered with pink or ye low speckles. And there ar four or five bands of beadwor around his tail. Both these lizards love bask in the gol'den desert su shine and visitors do not sea the lazy fellows away. Aft all, they are masters in t1 art of self-defense. If either them feels threatened, he ju waits for the suspicious chara ter to come within reach. Th he grabs and holds on tig with his stubborn bulldog jaws. When he gets a chance, he bites people. So beware of the Gila monster and his cousin the beaded lizard. Drop for drop, their poison is as deadly as rattlesnake venom. As a rule, their poison is not jabbed down deep into the flesh. But a person bitten by a poisonous lizard needs a doctor as soon as possible. y. Happy thoughts, construe-] ie suggestions are involved in en the heaviest of chores. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. eizc every opportunity as it omes into view; pause only ng enough for your intuition guide you in the best way do it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. our persuasive powers peak -udderjy have a care what ou express, avoid introducing my side issues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Many ideas on finance ome together. You may bene- f, from a co-ordinated plan, jveral collaborators. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Work and the conditions surrounding it turn out a little different from yesterday's aus- picious beginnings, and endless discussion arises. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. There's no course except complete honesty. Even then there is some risk that you won't be fully believed for a time, as the "impossible" is for a brief moment very probable. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Original thought opens many doors. There are many people to hear, and considerable dis- agreement among them, before deciding on long range pro- grams. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) B1SSJIU13 I 6EI SOME OF AW BEST IDEAS WINS IN THE am. NEVER 60TTO A SOOP IPEA WHILE LVlHS IN THE RAIN. TUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Healthy hearts beat slower HI GIVER" 7-12. THE CHI EPS PIRTHPAY5 THIS WEEK! BLONDlE-By Chic Young SIMPSONS SEARS Solves Hot Water Problems Poisonous snakes and lizards make their deadly venoms in special glands in their jaws. When they bite a victim, a dose of the deadly stuff drains to the teeth. The snakes have hollow fangs that inject the poi- son deep into the wound, where it spreads fast. The lizards have grooves on the outside of their teeth and the poison flows more slowly. But the stubborn creatures hang on like bull- dogs and often the poison has time to reach deep into the flesh. Questions assed tre criMrcn of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntlngton Beac'a, California 92643. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) Dear Dr. Lamb My heart beats about 32 times a min- ute, without exertion. When I irs't get up in the morning it is 125 beats a minute. How far Tom normal is this and is it unusual or damaging to my icart. Dear Reader That is too fast. Commonly we say the resting heart rate hi adults should not be more than 100 a minute. However, a truly resting heart rate in a healthy person with no bad habits and in good physical condition is much lower. On awakening _ in the morning without anything to stress an individual the rest- ing heart rate should be around 70 beats a minute or even slow- er. During the night, healthy young men monitored during experiments have ra'.es as slow as 40 beats a minute. In testing several thousand men with a moderate three- minute exercise, most of them had heart rates less than 100 beats a minute. While lying down immediately after the ex ercise, many of them had rate! below 80 beats a minute. There ai'e several things tha increase the heart rate withou exercise and none of them are really good on a long tern basis. Tobacco, coffee or othe stimulating drinks in exces can do it. Lack of exercise an obesity go hand in hand an may account for faster heai rates and high rates after ex ercise. Anxiety can cause it. Then there 'are a number o medical disorder's, like overactive thyroid gland, real possibility in a perso ith a fast heart rate when he wakens in the morning. This 11 leads me to suggest that ou should have a medical ex- mination. If you are smoking or drink lot of coffee you might wish o quit firat and see what hap- >ens. Otherwise, I'd go to the loctor at an early date and get a checkup. You might ask him ,o also evaluate your thyroid jland. Dear Dr. Lamb If a per- son has can a doctor ,ell that person he has only three or five years to live? Dear Reader In general t is not a very good idea to assume that a person has only a specific length of time to live with any illness. Pa- tients have a habit of outliving such forecasts. Simple arthritis by itself does not cause death. If there are complications like chest deformities that affect the ex- pansion of the lungs and cause lung disease with heart dis- ease then the problem be- comes more life-threatening. Certain related diseases that may develop can cause death and rarely the person with rheumatoid arthritis who also has a defect of a valve in the heart (aortic stenosis) has the prospect of sudden death. of hormone ther- apy can, in their extreme form, cause death, particularly if oth- er disease is present. For the most part arthritis is a disabling, painful disease but it does not cause death by it- self. GOREN ON BRIDGE Improper cooking blamed WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration said here it has tentatively established that improper cook- ing caused the contamination of a can of vichyssoise blamed for the death of a New York man. The FDA said the manufac- turer of the suspect lot of potato soup, Bon Vivant Soups, Inc., Newark, N.J., failed to heat the soup after canning for the required 30 minutes at 240 degrees fahrenheit. The FDA and Canada has re- called all Bon Vivant products as a health safeguard. Junk mail dispute OTTAWA (CP) The post office announced here the ap- pointment of Price Waterhouse Associates of Montreal as con- sultant in the junk mail dis pule. Call 328-9231 For Fast, Low Cost Installation Ask About Tha NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1171: TM Cniciia Trikmc] BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: A2 94 OAK 6 71 The bidding has proceeded: East Sonth West North 1 A DWe. Pass 2 2 JUST TWO THOSE ARE FEB. SOODNESS SWACIOUS! A U'USOMETHIN' WE GIVE ALL OUR NB.W CAK. BUYERS! ('HOW NICE! VER. MONTHLY PAYMENTS! ;