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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta if, July V., 1971 _ THI LETHIJIIDGE HERALD YOUR HOROSCOP By JEANE DIXON TUESDAY, JULY 25 Your Birthday Today: Brings your greater talents, smoother surfaces out for the world to see; stronger forces arise within you per- haps in temporary conflict. It's a memorable year. To- day's natives often under- stand complex matters which puzzle most people, can make the commonplace seem ex- citing. ARIES (March 21-April If you must work, make.it in- teresting by taking a deliber- ately naive view, or by trying to explain it to a stranger un- LAWRENCE E. LAMB. M. D. ''Nerves' diagnosis difficult to make By Lawrence Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Your arti- cles on health are the subject of many discussions when friends meet. I wish you would discuss how doctors can help us who have "just nerves" or rather how we might help our- selves, f read that making a diagnosis of "just nerves" is the toughest diagnosis to make. It is also a difficult one for the patient to accept. The pain is real regardless of what's causing it. I had this problem and it caused me to be more nervous just trying to describe my pain. Finally, I was diag- nosed as a mild diabetic with diabetic neuritis. I have been getting B.-12 shots every six months and I'm much improv- ed. 1 also take tranquilizers. My weight was ideal even the envy of fat friends, Dear Reader You're right. A diagnosis of "nerves" is a difficult one to make. It means that the doctor has to be satis- fied that there is no other mech- anism causing the pain or symptom. Since so many things cause pain this automatically means excluding an awful lot of disorders. And, you're right it hurts just as bad regard- less of the cause. If a patient has pain in the leg, he needs help for this pain whether it's caused by nervousness or poor circulation. The role of a doctor is to help his patient. At times he can't unless he levels with him and makes sure he understands he doesn't have any serious dis- ease and that his problem is really related to nervousness or emotional factors. Ideally, the doctor then delves into the life situation factors that are res- ponsible for the nerves and the symptoms. Unfortunately, many dictors seeing lots of pa- tient don't have time to do this In great detail for one patient. Neither the doctor nor the pa- tient can aflord for him to do this. This is one of the dilem- nas of our society: acquainted with Its principles, TAURUS (April ZO-May Seek professional, technical ad- vice for personal concerns. Launch an experimental pro- ject, speculate n little if you can afford the outlay. GEMINI (May 21-June Extra cooperation appears av- ailable, particularly for deals and exchanges property, un- loading of surplus or outdated possessions. CANCER (June 21-July Start out with definite sched- ules which include pauses for reflection. It's a long day and you can do a great deal with It. LEO (July 23 Aug. There's opportunity for happy moments, improvements in your resources. Being alert in response makes the difference. Find time for meditation. VIRGO (Aug. Z3 Sept. society. Accept cooperation where you Many simple problems of, can get jt_ makc the best of a nerves are benefited by d mDod Attend nating habits which contribute'. flctica, matters near 8t hand to nerves, specifically drinking Jirst coffee which is a nerve stimu-, LnJRA (g _ Oc( lus and is certainly the cause iJL js for creaMve of many peoples indigestion lribution to community healtn problems and "nervous stom- ach." Nervous individuals should avoid all other stimu- lating drinks such as tea and colas and should avoid cigar- ettes. A good regular exercise program is also helpful. High on the list of important treatments for "nerves Is a sympathetic friend. I want to emphasize that I said friend, because the person often needs an ear outside the family set- ting. In the course of talking about one's problems to some- one you can trust, a person often works out his own solu- tion. This is part of what psy- and well being. Bring In friends, get something organ- ized. Open your heart for ro- mance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23- Nov. Fresh contacts lead to further acquaintances. Make an effort to reach your new audience. Settle any differences between neighbors. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Cultural interests, educa- tional needs can no longer be denied. Along with the day's chores, work out plans for self- Improvement. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Like as not you arc un- aware of what Is potentially your ,most profitable asset In today's market. Think about your skills. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Politicking pays off well if diligently pursued. Shift posi- tion if only to look at things from another viewpoint. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Start out bright and early, show your strongest talents. Construc- tive sction on several chronic issues becomes feasible. (1072: By The Chicago Tribune) Uranium Any sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu-. dents Encyclopedia to Rob- ert Mageau, Jr, age 10, of Exeter, Rhode Island, for his question: chiatry really is. Even if yourjn0w come uranium is radio- friend doesn't do anything listen, the fact that you have verbalized the things in life that worry you or distress you helps you to sort Uiem out and identify your problems and begin to face reality. Of course, this won't solve the total prob- lem for many people, but it does help some. Diabetic neuritis certainly Is painful and it is also sometimes difficult to diagnose in its early stages. That's one of the other dilemnas that doctors have some diseases in their early development present so few findings that they are not eas- ily diagnosed. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Do you have questions aboul impotence? If so, you'll want to read Dr. Lamb's booklet in which he answers your ques- tions about this subject. Send 50 cents to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New N.Y. 10019. Ask for "Impotence" booklet. Atoms, as we know, come in assorted weights and sizes and it seems that certain hefty types tend to be off balance. They shed particles ar.d spurts of energy until finally they are reduced to smaller, stable GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN [6 un; 1-1 ctiitm TUWMI BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. l Opponents vulner- able. As South you hold: OKI05432 4AJ19S The bidding has proceeded: South West North Etst 1 0 Dble. Pas i 1 A 7 What do you bid now? Two clubs While the nor. tnil procedure Is to rebld ill card >ull before showing four carder, exceptional treatment U rwommended In ine preient la- itince for, If the bidding retches icmc Metier number of when It gels back to you, you may rightly feir to ihow the clubs. By showing bolh mill now you will place partner In better porillon to take ipproprlxte ac- tion flhould a competitive bidding develop. Q. As South, vulnerable. you hold: 4863 063 4KQ952 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 A Dble, Pass 2 Pass 2 NT Pass Whal do you bid now? Three no trump. Partner's double and subsequent rebld of two no trump, after you have promised noth.ng, shows In the Q. 5-As South, vulnerable. you hold: 0KQJ74AQ1042 The bidding has proceeded: North Ent South West 1 Pasi 2 4 2 0 Pasi What do you bid now? Three dlamondi. Thli II an underbid but It would not be good lietlci for you to take any action that would carry the bidding past the no trump level. Since you made a strength showing re- iponst Initially, partner will lurely play you tor iounoT band. Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 14 24 3 NT 10 20 Pail 1 34 4 S> Pan of a two no trump opnnlPir. our iljt points v 111 provldf sufllclenl game. Q. 3 Both sides vulner- able, as South you hold: OA.Q106 AKJLOS Your right hand opponent opens the bidding with one heart. What do you bid? Pass. There Is no icUon you can tike mat U not fraught with great danger. A takeout double will curdy produce n spade re- from partner md there La no suit you can show conven- iently. Your best hope for profit Is to lirpc that the opponent! bid Ihemtcluci Into (rouble. Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold: 01093 The bidding has proceeded: North East South 1 4 Dble. What do you bid? Two While you havr, Lhn viiluet for redouble, tucli la Ihfl void In nnrtner'i iutt. However, a mere hid of one ticirt mlchl be [re Mod by partner an e'fbn to rhow nomo mediocre. hird ccr.iilmne reRConible. lull. A lump bM is, thtre- >n Is tQ lindens! to bt What do you bid now? Four spades. Thll mif leern like a itranfe preference with but one spade; however. partner's Jump rcbld In spades before showing the Indicates thai he Ms at lent ilx very probably icven cpadei. He will thus be able to itjnd re- peufod diamond forces much (er In hli longest ault. Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: 4K UAKQJ98 OQ9434A2 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 V Piss 2 4 Pa" 3 9 Pass 3 4 PaM What do you bid now? Five Prospeeta for ire excellent partner hat sort of diamond control. Tha leap beyond game, whan all other cults have been men- tioned, clearly ashi him If ha can lake care of diamond iltuatlon. Q. 8 Both sides vulner- able. As South you hold: 4R63 UKQ OA7Z4AKQ65 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 14 30 Pi" 1 NT Whal do you bid now? PiM. You iht oppo- nent! In ft contract (hit li virtu- ally beaten off the top 10 why puih them Into oni ihit mlfht be h laydown? Ettt'i vulnerable- Ihrct no trump bid mikci It pretty certain that your partn has uuilr worihlut (W IQU. Meditation can help drug addicts KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) A Toronto doctor who heads an addiction treatment clinic told Queens University students here that transcendental medi- tation may help cure addiction. Dr. Gordon Bell, president of the Donwood Institute, said he was impressed by a study show- ing that people who prac- tised transcendental meditation have almost stopped the use and abuse of non-prescribed drugs, including alcobol and cig- arettes. Dr. Bell was addressing a symposium on the science of the creative intelligence which started at the beginning of July and has been attended by about students. He said transcendental medi talion may prove a significant tool in dealing with "our myriad misadventures with the world of chemicals." It is recommended, he said, by its ease of learning and the tact thai it does not require any specific belief or strenuous self- discipline. Dr. Bell's institute was noted by the LeDain Commission for having considerable success in treating alcohob'cs and drug ad- dicls. Although the meditation technique is not employed at Donwood, patients are taught to use controlled relaxation in their rest periods rather than be dosed with sedatives. "This was part of the pro- gram of shifting from a depend- ence on chemicals to unused re- sources within said Dr. Bell. He suggested that a combina- tion of clinical resources, indi- vidual and group therapy and transcendental meditation offers a real hope that addiction may be cured and prevented. Dr. Bell was the tirst scientist to speak at the symposium. Other speakers include genetic scientist Dr. David Suzuki and communications expert Mar- shall McLuhan. Tories trail LONDON (Router) Brit- ain's Opposition Labor party has lengthened its lead over the governing Conservatives to 10 per cent from six in the last month, n public opinion poll showed yesterday. The survey, conducted by the Gallup Poll for the London Daily Tele- graph, also showed a drop in Lhe personal popularity of Prime Minister Heath. Only 31 per cent approve of Heath's performance now, compared with 36 per cent in June and May. EARLY TEXTILES Indians of Peru produced elaborate textiles as curly as 400 BC. atoms. This dramatic reducing process is radioactivity. Urani- um is one of the heavy unstable atoms. However, certain small- j er atoms also are radioactive because the forces that hold them together are unbalanced. The secret of radioactivity is in the nucleus, tbat tight little fist of assorted particles amid the atom's swarming electrons. Its major particles are the pro- tons and neutrons that give the atom its weight or mass. The positively charged proton equals t h emass of 1836 nega- tive electrons. The neutral I neutron slightly outweighs the proton and these two particles make up 99.9 per cent of an atom's total mass. It seems that the radioactivity of substances is determined by neutrons. The nucleus of the ordinary uranium atom has 92 protons and 146 neturons giving it a total mass number of 238. Ap- parently the nucleus cannot bind ar.d hold such a large num- ber of particles together. A few atoms in a uranium ore sample have 143 and a very few have 142 neutrons. All of these uranium Isotopes are unstable. Step by precise step, the sam- ple breaks down through a ser- ies of smaller atoms, emitting nuclear fragments and energy in the form of nuclear radia- tions. The smaller atoms also are unstable until the final stage. After 4K billion years, half the atoms in our uranium sam- ple become a form of lead. This atom, with 82 protons and 124 neutrons, Is stable and no longer Involved in the radioac- tive process. During the next half-life of 4% billion years, 50 per cent of the remaining uran- ium is reduced to this stable lead. And 50 per cent of the remainder is reduced during the next half-life. Obviously the many particles in the massive uranium nucleus have some- Ihing to do with its radioac- tivity, though this is not the whole story. Some radioactive substances lave only three or so neturons. I However, they are small atoms I with only one or two protons. For example, the smallest atom is hydrogen. Its atomic number is one, for the one proton in its nucleus. An ordinary hydrogen atom lies no neturons. But leavy hydrogen weighs twice as much because this isotope las one neturon. Apparently the forces that bind the one-proton- nucleus together can cope with heavy hydrogen, alias deuteri- um, is sLable. Tritium is a hy- drogen isotope with two neut- rons and it is radioactive. "n an atomic explosion, these two Isotopes of the smallest atom release the fury of the H bomb. Uranium and all the heavy elements known have large numbers o( neutrons and all of .hem are radioactive. However, there are many smaller radio- active atoms In nature. Some are formed as uranium decays hrough its series of smaller, inslablc atoms. Others are iso- opes of common elemenLs. It seems that even the smallest atoms become unstable when extra neutrons upset tho forces hat bind Its nucleus together. Questions asuefl tj? of Herald readers should be mallei! to Ask Andy. P.O. Box 765, lluiitlnglon Bcacn. California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) THft' HAP A REAL WSOuT, AW A WATER A BAT RACK AND A PRESSIN6 ROOM. WE DON'T HAVE AW OF THOSE THINGS! PIP NOTICE WHAT'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT? THAT THEV TUMBlEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan I HAVE AN PXTREMELY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THOSE WHO FWN TO JOIN THE WAR PARTY THIS OUR WEATHER MAM VFORKASTS LOCAL HEAVY THLINPEK- WEAR YOUR SANFORIZEP PREECHCLOJTSi BLONDIE-By Chic Young I'M GO1MG TO HAVE THEM COME OVEB ANO TAKZ 7 THA7 C'JTCf BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker OH, COT IT OUT.' YOU SUV5 SOUNP LIKE A COUPLE OF LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp ALLTHROOSH VACATION, BIN 5URROUMWN' HER- ARCHIE-By Bob Montana BUT THIS V rr's ONE'S NOrL. AGAINST, IN ANYONE'SITHE LAW.' TRAP.' THERE'S A LOBSTERMAN.. CAME DOWN TO MAKE HI AND LOIS-By Dik NEVER WANT TO DO VOUR SHARE AROUND LETMETHi. i WANT you LIKE esmns MAC. TOCALLUPTOAnrVEBEEN IN SUCH K1NP OF A MAN ARE AND (5000 MCOD ALL TINS YOUR WIFE F1SHT VDUR REALLY TELL THEM OFF SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal HAVE SOMc BUSINESS WITH HEPES MY LIFE% SAVINGS. I'LL BUY ALL YOU HiVe. I NEVgS DBEAMED BK WOULD BE SUCH A Daw RK TICKETS. BUGS BUNNY THATS WHAT I LIKE TO SEE... A. LOVAL EMPLOYE. BUSILY AT WORK! I THE RESULTS OF VOUR.CALOJ LA-TIOMS AEB FAVORABLE: ACCOfeDIN' T TH' FIGURES, MY CUT O' TH'OPPICEPOOL THIS ;