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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 46 THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD Wednesday, July '4, 1971 Your horoscope By Dixon THURSDAY, JULY 15 Your Birthday Today: What you are in the world concerns you this year, so that you do a great deal to improve your position. New situations are more interesting than consolidating what already exists much work, long planning are needed for hig changes that come abruptly. Today's natives get into all types of professions what they have In common is an adventurous streak which leads them to try being dif- ferent. ARIES (March 21 April If you can just keep matters going well, that will be an achievement. Everybody wants to change things without look- ing into what would come of impulsive projects. TAURUS (April 20 May Express that big idea in words LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D, Carbon monoxide can harm brain Dear Dr. Lamb Is it pos- sible for a person to get epi- lepsy from a bad case of car- bon monoxide poisoning? There were never any signs of epi- lepsy until after the poisoning. Dear Reader In a word, yes. One might argue about the meaning of the word epilepsy but to the extent that it means convulsive episodes lite those seen in epilepsy, it is true. Any form of brain damage can cause recurrent convulsive episodes. Carbon monoxide can cause brain damage by inter- fering with adequate delivery of oxygen to the brain. Carbon monoxide combines with the iron pigment, hemoglobin, in the red blood cells, and makes it impossible for the cells to carry oxygen. The brain is the organ in (lie body most .easily damaged by lack of oxygen, if the brain is damaged a person's threshold to have convulsions may be lowered and then the convul- fions start occurring. There may be, and usually, are other manifestations of brain dam- age. In its most severe form Airlines view merger plans NEW YORK (AP) Trans World Airlines and Pan Ameri- can World Airways afe discuss- ing the possibilities of a merger, spokesmen said today. "So far, all we have had has been exploratory said Charles C, Tillinghast, TWA chairman. The discussions have not progressed to the point of active negotiations, but are similar to discussions each airline had held with other carriers earlier, he said. the individual may be incao- able of normal thought process. There are other ways the brain can be damaged to cause convulsive episodes. of ox- ygen, during high altitude flights, is one example. A more commoH cause is inadequate circulation to the brain. A per- son may have a sudden irre- gularity of the heart or it may stop beating. If some means is not nuickly devised to restore the heart's pumping capacity I brain may be damaged. V7-1 see this in people with "heart attacks." The pumping action of the heart must be re- stored within four minutes to prevent brain damage. Exter- nal artificial heart massage is often life saving in such situa- tions. By compressing the chest in a rhythmic manner (press- ing down on the sternum, breast bone) the heart is artifi- cially compressed then re- laxes. This may force enough blood to the brain and other vi- tal organs to prevent serious damage. If the equipment is immediately available the nor- mal pumping action of the heart may be restored by elec- trical means. Lie real problem is the ever- present possibility that the re- placement of the circulation will be too late and the brain may be permanently damaged. The patient may live but the end result may still be a ma- jor tragedy. These events pro- ride some very dramatic mo- menta, not only as a race against death, but a race to save a life worth living. The sane is true of loss of oxygen or poisoning that prevents de- livery of oxygen to the brain. Many people think all they have to fear from heart attacks or strokes is death. There is always that other possibility, permanent incapacity and 1 brain damage. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN Br CWCMfl Trltmc) East-West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A J 10 3 VA 0 K Q S 5 EAST VKUtS 098 WEST O 31 SOUTH 0 AS Suggested bidding: North East Swift West 1 o Pass 1 Fast 1 id Pass 4 0 P'ti 4 07 Past 4 Pass I Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King ot Today's hand provoked a great deal of comment when it was dealt in a recent tour- nament because most of the North-South pairs that played it arrived at a contract of only four spades. After West opened the king of clubs and then continued the suit, South ruffed in and proceeded to draw trump and claim 12 tricks inasmuch as he had more than enough heart ruffs and diamond discards to dis- pose of Ms remaining losers. At most tables the first three bids were the same as those presented in the dia- gram above. South was look- ing at-a hand worth 13 points [10 in high cards, two for the singleton and one for the fifth apade once that suit had been Inasmuch as partner's Jump raise an- nounces 17 to points, it appeared that the require- merits for a small slam [33] were a bit beyond reach and many of the South players were content to merely pro- ceed to four spades. There was considerable discussion, of course, when the deal was concluded as to why the partnership had not bid the slam. Some Souths contended that North should have Jumped to four spndcs on tho second round, This tctiully occurred at a few tables mixed results. Over four spades. South cue Wd the o{ dia- monds. A few Norths felt by this time that they had done their full duty on a holding worth 18 points in support, counting high cards and dis- tribution [the jump rebid to four spades announces 20 points in support] and they signed off at five spades which South passed. At a couple of tables, North bid five hearts over five dia- monds to show the ace of hearts and South, holding a singleton club, now bid the slwa in spades, While we have no objection to a four spade call since South needs only a four card spade suit headed by the king-queen to give himself a reasonable play for game, we favor the bidding sequence given in the diagram. This1 auction occurred at most of the tables where the slam was actually bid. Altho South has only an average hand in high card content, he has added values in the form of a good suit and outside controls including a fitting honor in partner's suit. North has promised four spades by virtue of the jump raise. If he has a long dia- mond suit as well, slam may well be in the offing. A cue bid of four diamonds cannot cost anything, inas- much as South is making hij try below ths game level. When North cue bids the aca of hearts, South is temporari- ly obliged to sign off at four spades, since he has nothing extra. North can visualize the pos- sibility of slam at this point if his partner does not have two club losers. South should have either the king or queen of spades to warrant his and if he has the club con- trol, a six spade contract will hinge on a trump finesse, at the worst. North's five spado call asks about the only unhid suit, clubs. Inasmuch as South has a singleton, it be- comes routine for him to bid the slsm nnd aflcr the open- ing lead, the ploy becomes equally routine. and images rather than physi- cal actions. Changes made now are neither final nor effective. GEMINI (May 21 June Information, appeals for sym- pathy, tall stories abound a little beyond your reach or not quite for you. CANCER (June 21 July Major projects reveal philoso- phic flaws, may have to be abandoned or revised. Let things go on a bit before de- finitely involving yourself. LEO (July 23 Aug. Be willing to see that you need help and ask for it. Co opera- tion beyond the immediate cir- cumstances arises from your coping with confusing cross- currents. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. The unexpected is par for the course. Exaggerations, over- statements are to be expected as well disciAint everything. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Other people appear provoca- tive it's your choice as to how to react. Being stiff or stub- born brings confusion and cross talk on side issues. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. 2P: Benefits come and go by un- usual channels, third parties, messengers, temporary stew- ards. Take nothing for granted. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Competition becomes sharper, and something unfa- miliar attracts your attention. Avoid getting into more than you can cope with. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Even well worked out negotiations hit snags; prelim- inary arrangements are side- tracked altogether. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Routines, established sys- tems require adjustments. Cre- ative thinking remains in pre- liminary stages. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Current changes could exempt yau from obligations, set you free for a holiday. Welcome any chance for an excursion. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) Gamma rays Andy sends a complete "illume set of the World BOSK Encyclopedia to Danny Johv- son, age 11, of Indiana, for his question: What kind of atoms are :a gamma rays? Gamma rays are emitted by certain atoms, but they them- selves are not atoms or atomic particles. Uranium and other radioactive elements emit three main forms ra- diation as their nuclei break apart. The first two are streams of high-speed atomic p-.-rticles. The third is gamma jays of energy with tremendous pene- trating powers. These energetic gamma rays r-e the most deadly radiations emitted by ra- dioactive substances. Large, unstable atoms decay into smaller atoms on schedule. Uranium nuclei break down in stages according to a precise timetable and this gradual ra- dioactivity ends with stable atoms of lead. At each stage of decay, the atomic nucleus emits a particle of matter and a quota of dynamic nuclear energy. At one stage, an alpha particle may be shed; at an- other stage, the lost particle may be a beta particle. Gam- ma rays of nuclear energy are emitted with either alpha or beta particles of matter. Gam- ma rays also are emitted when hydrogen atoms fuse to form atoms of helium. Radioactivity taught us a lot about the structure of the atomic nucleus. We know that the tight-fisted unit may con- tain more than 20 different par- ticles and that these fragments of atomic matter are held to- gether by fantastic nuclear energies. In nuclear fision, the nucleus emits some of its par- ticles of matter plus some of the binding energy in the tight- fisted package. In nuclear fu- sion, two hydrogen atoms fuse to form one helium atom. But the helium atom needs less binding energy than the two hydrogen nuclei. In both fission and fusion, surplus nuclear e :ergy is emitted as gamma rays. The alpha rays shed by ura- nium are streams of helium nu- clei, with twice the positive charge of protons and four times their mass. These alpha particles can travel hrough a vacuum at miles per hour. But they lose their pene- trating speed after crossing a few centimeters of air. They can be stopped by a sheet of paper. Under certain condi- tions, each alpha particle picks up two electrons and becomes a harmless atom of stable he- lium. Beta rays are streams of ne- gatively charged electrons. Then: penetrating power Is 100 times greater than that of al- pha particles because of their speeds. In a vacuum they al- most match the speed of light. They can cross several meters of air or penetrate three centi- meters of flesh. Gamma rays are powerful emissions of electromagnetic energy, 100 times more pene- trating than beta rays. Then' wavelengths are about 100 times shorter than X-rays and, like all electromagnetic energies, they travel at miles per second. They can pierce through living flesh and it takes a lead shield ten centi- meters thick to stop them. Though gamma rays coot a i n no atoms or atomic particles of matter, they are the most dan- gerous of the three main nu- clear radiations. Radioactivity reveals Hie my- sterious relationship of matter and energy. At this level of nu- clear activity, fragments of matter can be converted into energy and we see that matter must be a sort of frozen form of energy. In both nuclear fis- sion and fusion, portions of atomic matter are sacrificed when high-energy gamma rays are emitted. Questions asted cMIdren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beac'a, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. J971) Oddities in the news CAGLJARI, Sardinia (AP) Livio Melis, 32-year-old C a g 1 i a r i clothing shop owner, testified in court yesterday that his wife made him wear a home- made chastity belt every time he left the house. After his testimony the court found him not guilty of charges filed by his wife that he beat her continually and treated her with disres- pect. Melis denied it. SIDEWALKS PERFUMED SYDNEY, Australia (Ren- ter) Sidewalks in the sub- urban Bankstown shopping centre here no longer will be swept. Instead, they'll be washed and perfumed. "We want something with a pleasant, refreshing fra- Bankstown health inspector 11. C. Hunt told re- porters today. His depart- ment is considering such perfumes as bonronia, rose- water and pine to add to water used in the daily side- walk rinse. spectators at Port Mac- Quarie, miles north of Sydney. The egg was hurled by Lassau and caught by Clarke, liberally speckled with yolk from three dozen earlier failures. TV licence is renewed OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Radio-Television Commis- sion has renewed the licence of Community Antenna Systems Ltd., of St. Paul, Alia., to Sept. 30, 1975, but has deferred a de- cision on a bid to increase sub- scriber rates. Tho commission said it wants to study further the proposal to increase monthly rates to from The applicant, also proposed reducing installation charges to J25 from rr'5 A MISTAKE TO TWt> AVOIP THE UNPLEASANT THIN6S IH LIFE. lUMBUWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN W THE WAY, HOIVOLP Wit. YOU gE ON YOOR PIRTHPAY FRIPAY? BLONDlE-By Chic Young COULD I YOU IM THIS SHIP j CAPTAIN'S HAT? BECTIE BAIlEY-By Mort Walker x CAM see j'u HAVE TO A peeULATioN ON MOOD OPNAttENTS HERE. SET v? HISMEP 60 YOU CAN SEE BETTER LOOKOUT FOP THE CHOWTPUCK, OTTO U I ABNER-By Al Capp BW DATELESS THAN FACE THE J OREAD r_s DON'T err TO WATER O'GOLD f R-RECWDM AH DREADS NEVAH I NO HUSBIN MORE'M C1T STH' DREAD WATER NO f KRONK1TIMGAUE.'.' j I ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I'LL TAKE AUL SHADES OF WHAT3 THE GAME TODAY FOR WHO A FREE SODA? THE ONE WHO COUNTS THE MOSI DO YOU SUPPOSE) HE KNEW ABOUT, THAT ARMY CONVOV HI AND lOIS-By Dik ISN'T THAT THE MOTTO OF THE POST CHIP? SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY F.r.n THROWING SYDNEY, Australia (Ren- ter) Two policemen claimed n world record today of 503 feet nine inches for throwing an cgR without breaking it. Constables Paul I-nssau and John Clnrkc set tho record in front of 250 lawyer freed NUpriO, Sardinia (neuter) Bandits released a prominent Sardinian lawyer and politician nt dawn Monday In exchange for a reported ransom after holding him captive for 52 days. Alberto Maria Saba, 50, was kidnapped near his home in Sassnri, 80 miles northwest of here, on the night ot May 21. VERT1RHS AfJEGETTIN' SMOOTH, PORKV1 HOW ABOUT PUTTIM' ON) ANEW SET? I NO! OUST PUT IN WE SALLOWS OP GAS! VSR. AIK FILTER'S DIETV! YACOULD USE A NEW K NO, THE PUTIMTHEOV3 II V OR. I'LL. GO TO V VL AM OTHER. STATION) 1 ;