Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERA1B luerlay, YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY. JULY 19 Your birthday today: Chal- lenge and confrontation mark the coming year. Wherever you can, leave out extras, abandon losing ventures in the interest of simpler dally living and greater mobility. Today's natives have a knack lor knowledge, inlullion in crisis moments. ARIES (March 21 April Your initiative runs high today, perhaps your temper as well. Hold on in order to work things out, then celebrate with a party. TAURUS (April 20 May A brief dilemma solves itself with no worse consequences than embarrassment. Go on trying to find the good life. GEMINI (May 21 June If you select some single goal today for attention, you'll be ahead. Find complete changes of scene for evening. CANCER (June 21 July Take the moment, do what you can with it with minimal refer- ence to past events it is time for a deparure from old ha- bits. LEO (July 23 Aug. What you give today is gone for good. Give freely within your means, and be done with it for the time being. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. High risk for attack VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Your judgment is too strict. Pressure can be averted by compromise. Major purchases need more research, expert advice. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Ideas run into resistance and out of support, forcing a fresh start later in the day, Do so without criticizing the past. SCORPIO (Oc. 3 Nov. Take a rest before plunging to. ward specualtive or experimen- tal goals. Sensitive people are even more so amid today's sit- uations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov, 22-Dcc. The line between healthy self-interest and excess is hard to define. Reflect on where you're headed, take care of your health. CAPHICOrtN (Dec. 22 Jan. Your more aggressive qualities come forth now in full strength. Have a care how jou put your thoughts Into speak- ing or writing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Watch your impatience. Some of what seems essential isn't related to what you really want and need. Giva things time to settle. PISCES (Feb. 39 March See that nothing Is left for you to do beyond what you've al- ready obligated yourself to do. Be in shape for a great tomor- By Lawrence Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb About a year ago, my husband and I saw a TV special concerning cholesterol and triglycerides and the effect they have on people's hearts. They showed a chart classifying possible heart attack victims and my husband was in the high-risk group be- cause of a strong family his- tory of heart disease and per- sonality factors. He bottles up his problems and has already had two-thirds oE his stomach removed because of ulcers. He had a blood test done and his cholesterol was normal but the triglycerides were too high. The doctor prescribed Atromid S He has been taking it a year without any apparent difficutly. We have read your comments about some medicines and we would like to know if this med- icine can cause him any harm. Since dieting alone kept his cholesterol level down, does he really need it? Dear Reader One way to find out if a person can tolerate a medicine is to give it. Your husband has tolerated his med- icine lor a year without diffi- culty. It Is difficult to know for cer- tain what you mean by normal cholesterol, since normal means different things to dif- ferent physicians. Risk factors can never be applied directly to the Individual, since some peo- ple can have high blood choles- terol levels and live for years without any significant difficul- ty. The cholesterol measure- ment Is an Index of the amount of fat particles In the blood stream. The fatty particle is a combination of cholesterol, the triglyceride fat and a blood protein. Many people can significantly lower their blood-fat levels (both ihe cholesterol and tri- glycerides measurement) by proper dietary control. This means limiting calories suffic- iently to eliminate or prevent even minimal amounts of obes- ity. Dietary failure often is the result of failure to carry it to its conclusion. If a person needs to lost 50 pounds, losing five won't help a great deal. Clofibrate has been arounc for several years now anc many authorities think it is quite good. It should certainly be tried in individuals whose blood-fat levels cannot be con- trolled by a good diet and ex- ercise program. There have been some recent enthusiastic reports about this medicine. In the main, they claim that indiv- iduals taking this medicine are less likely to have heart at- tacks than individuals who do not, even if it doesn't lower the cholesterol level. Since these have been relatively selected populations that have been studied, perhaps a longer and fflore definitive study will be needed before these enthusias tic claims can be generally ac- cepted. My advice to you would be that if your husband still has any evidence of obesity at all, he should take measures, to eliminate It. Also, if he is smoking he should stop. This is also true because of his ulcer problem. For someone with the temperament you describe he has, who's already lost two- thirds of his stomach, I would certainly feel that all coffee and other beverages that in- clude caffeine should be dis- continued. It he Just loves the taste of coffee, he can use a product that is relatively free of caffeine. And unless he de- velops some evidence of in- tolerance to his medicine, he chould continue taking it. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) GOREN ON BRIDGE BT CHARLES H. GOREN [e DTI! BT TU CHIUii TllliiiT East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AAQS7 OQS43 WEST AJ C3872 0 J 7 EAST 4109654 V6U3 O 10 952 4 Q JUS 3 2 Void SOUTH AK32 OAKS AK70 The kidding: South West North Easl 2 NT Pass 6 NT Fast Fasl Pass Opening lead: Queen of A slight oversight at the outset proved disastrous to South's prospects in today's six no trump contract. The bidding was routine. South holds the 22 high card points required for an opening bid of two no trump. North has 13 points including two aces and with the partnership as- sured of at least 33, there seemed little purpose in prob- ing for a suit contract so he proceeded directly to six DO trump. North might have bid a cult as a temporizing meas- ure with the intention of leaping to six no trump on the next round. This action invites partner to bid seven II he has a maximum two no trump opening. Observe Uut V. South, In addition, had held Iho jack ot spades and the lack of diamonds, the combined holdings would prodira 1.1 ton tricks. West opened the queen ol clubs, the four was played from dummy, East discard- ed (he of spades find declarer won the trick with the kins of clubs. The ad- verse club break did not au- gur well for South's prospects. Altho he bad 11 (op tricks, three spades, three hearts, three diamonds and two clubs 12th would hinge on finding an even division-In either spades or diamonds, which did not appear likely in view of what had already transpired. Still there was nothing ta do but test his luck. The king of spades was cashed on which West dropped the jack. A small spade to the queen produced a club dis- card from West. The latter threw a second club on the ace of spades. The Bee and king of diamonds came next, followed by a third round to the queen. West showed out again, this time on the third lead, discarding a heart. Three rounds of hearts were taken next, North dis- c a r d i-o g a diamond and South then exited with a small club. West put up the ten to cover North's eight and then relumed the five which was won by dummy's nine. South was obliged to retain the king of clubs in his hand, for if he overtook the nine, his seven of clubs would lose the last trick to West's jack. As It was, he was no better off because North was obliged to surrender the setting trick to East's ten of spades. South could have come to 12 tricks by unblocking early in tho club suit. At the- opening gun, he must play North's eight of clubs under the queen. When he leads a small club at trick 11 and West puls up Iho ten, dummy ORsln unblocks with the ninr. Now when a cluh is led back nway from the Jack-live, North follows suit with Uie four and South takes the last two tricks with his Porcupine quills Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Gail Langcloh, age 10, of Howay- ton, Connecticut, for her question: How long arc porcupine's quills Our native porcupine has quills that measure about an inch or an inch and a half long. But when he drives them into the face of an enemy, it takes only a dozen or so to defeat a fox, a coyote or even a mighty mountain lion. The unhappy victim crawls away in agony and often dies a lingering death. However, our Mr. Pric- kles is not the only porcupine in the world. In Africa he has a cousin with much-much long- er prickles. A porcupine quill does not look like a deadly dangerous weapon. Even if it were to bury its entire length in his enemy's flesh, it would pierce only one to one and one-half inches deep. However, though we can see its needle sharp tip, we cannot see the dangerous barbs along its sides. Until the weapon enters a victim, these tiny barbs lie flat on the smooth quill. Then they open and turn backward to form hundreds of miniature hook- lets. This fixes the deadly pike firmly in the wound. It works into the flesh and eventually can kill the enemy. One quill can cause a very painful wound that refuses to heal for a long time. But few victims get off so easily. Us- ually the porcupine stabs in a dozen or so of his deadly weap- ons. He can afford to lose them because he has more, and new replacements soon grow. Some people still claim that he can shoot his quills from a distance. But experts and close-up movies prove that this Is not so. When most animals are scared, they attack to defend themselves. But the porcupine is too well armed to bother. He tends to be fearless, slow and lazy. When threatened, he lets his enemy come close, face to face. Then he rattles the quills on his tail as a warning. This sends any sensible ani- mal racing to another part of the woods. But some animals have more courage than sense. Or perhaps they are too fam- ished to care. When the rattle Is ignored, the porcupine makes a sudden turn around and bashes his tail across the face of his en- emy. While the poor victim suf- fers with the painful stabs, the porcupine slowly ambles away about his business. The rather short quills of our porcupine are deadly danger- ous. But some of those that be- long to the crested porcupine are almost 20 times longer. This fellow lives in Italy and Sicily and parts of Africa. He is a big black and white pin- cushion with a mbrture of quills OD his back. Some are short and thick, others are thin- ner. The thin ones may be 21 inches long. In our north woods, there lives one animal who does not fear the prickly porcupine. This bundle of fur is a fierce weasel called the fisher. He does not eat fish, but he masters and devours all other animals in his neighborhood. He out- smarts Mr. PricHes by grab- bing his unprotected face then gobbles him up, quills and all. So even the well-armed por- cupine is not absolutely un- beatable. Questions assea D? cnnaien ol Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box 765, Buntmgton Beach, California 92618. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) Solzhenitsyn biography 'irresponsible and harmful' LONDON (AP) A biogra- phy of the Nobel Prize-winning Russian author, Atatanler Sol- zhenitsyn, soon to be published n the West, "is both irresponsi- ble and capable of doing him a close friend says. In a strong protest against publication, Veronoka Turkina :laimed the biography is full of "conjectures, rumors and rid- dles" that "may provide a pre- text for further persecution of the novelist in Russia." Solzhenitsyo already has been expelled from the Soviet Writers Union, is unable to publish his ivorks in Russia and has been unable to receive the Nobel Prize. Mrs. Turkina is the sister of Solzhenitsyn's first wife, N. A. Reshetovskaya. She recently left the Soviet Union with a rroup of Russian dissidents and ives in Rome. Her protest against publication of the au- thor's biography was made available to Soviet specialists here. Mrs. Turkina was one of the major sources in Moscow for the biography she now wants dropped. She says the manu- script she was shown prior to publication is full of "many stu- Did mistakes and careless for- mulations" as well as gossip "rom people in Russia who wish Solzhcnilsyn harm. The biography of Solzhenit- iyn, by David Burg and George Feifer, will be published In the "all by Hodder and Stoughton in Jritain and by Slcln and Day in the United States. Fcifcr, an American who studied Soviet law as an ex- change student at Moscow Uni- versily, sold Sunday much of the information in the Solzhenit- syn biography camo from long conversations ho had last year with Mrs. Turklnn In Moscow. He said somo of the information she gave him about SoUh'enlt- syn's life he had agreed to with- hold from the book at her re- quest. She saw most of the manu- script, he said, made no objec- tion, and urged that it be pub- lished as soon as possible. Kennedy kidnap plot alleged ATHENS (AP) The Greek- government announced here the arrest of eight Greeks who it claimed planned to kidnap John F. Kennedy Jr., son of Jacqueline Onassls who lives part of the time on a Greek Island. The government also an- nounced that security police had arrested four West Ger- mans, including a young woman, on charges of planning bombings, kidnappings and as- sassinations in Greece, The government announce- ment said that the eight Greeks had patlcmcd thcm- sr.lvcs alter the Tupnmaro urban guerrilla organization in Uruguay and that they sought to overthrow Greece's military- backed regime. The announcement described the clpht as being members of nn organization called New Jxill. They range in ago from 23 to 45. MOST TALKUKS Sao Paulo, Brazil, leads the world in the number of calls per telephone. TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan INCIDENTALLY, HAM BROUGHT YOU TWO IREMOVEP A THORN FROM HIS PAW EMPLOYMENT? RENT-A-CLOP MHJH HUH-UHl'MEMPER FROM THE AgENCVI BLONDIE-By Chic Young r 1VANT TO CONG3ATULATH YOU ON YOUR HANDLING YOLJ'RS THE WHAT A COOL, BUSINESSLIKE MIND YOU HAVE YOU'RE AC NEVER HEARC' A WORD HE DIDN'T I THINK OS THIS YEARS AGO? 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