Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE UTHBRIDGE HSRALD Friday, 1, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Induced vomiting is nothing new Dear Dr. Lamb I have a fnerd who, after eating a mod- erate meal, goes to the bath- room and makes herself vomit. She tells me she feels good after this. I have tried this a few times. Would you please tell people what this would do to a person's heatlh? Dear Reader I don't rec- ommend the practice, but must acknowledge that this is not new. The ancient Romans used to do it regularly. They would eat one of their famous Roman banquets and between courses they removed themselves and emptied their stomachs, after which they would return and keep on eating. It is one way of eliminating a number of calories that are absorbed into the body, and I suppose in that sense, contri- butes to control. I am sure most people would find this practice relatively unplea- sant. Individuals who induce force- ful vomiting will sometimes rupture a blood vessel in the lower part of the esouhagus and have serious bleeding. After a'l. the act of vomiting is in- duced by vigorous muscular contractions of the digestive tract in a somewhat unnatur- al way. The act might actually be a health benefit if a person needs to control the absorption of ca- lories and prevent obesity. Oth- Fun figures By J. A. H. HUNTER They'd been waiting quite a while at the bus stop, and Joe had been strangely silent. "What a funny he said suddenly, pointing across the road. "Five Andy smiled. "They number houses by the block system here." "Sure, but I don't mean Joe told him. "It's just two less than the square of its last three digits." What was the number? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: FORUM Was 59480. erwise, if the person needs the calories and the nutrients it would have the same effect as not eating enough. Dear Dr. Lamb was in- terested in your article about abdominal exercise, i can't the life of do sit- ups. I definitely need to streng- then my abdomen as it's very fat! Please advise what I should do. I am 56, married with two sons, grown men, and a hus- band (also developing the tum- Can you help us? Dear Reader Some peo- ple have such weak abdominal muscles mat they can't dp a simple sit-up or do a straight leg lift, raising both feet off the floor. It's hard to believe, but it is true. For individuals with this problem I suggest that they lie flat on the floor and lift one leg, keeping the knee straight, return the foot to the floor, then lift the other leg. By alternat- ing this v.ay you can lift one leg at a time repeatedly. Even- tually jou can gain enough strength to lift both heels sim- ultaneously off the floor. When you reach that point you can do more regular leg lifts and gradually strengthen the lower abdominal muscles. If you can't do a complete sit-up, sit up as far as you can even if this means just lifting the head up and down. After you have done that, then help yourself lift all the way up by using your elbows to cheat if you need to. After doing this long enough you will get enough strength to be able to do a genuine sit-up. Also you can do voluntary abdominal contrac- tions by sucking your abdom- inal muscles in and out and tensing your abdominal muscles until you can start developing some strength that way. Finally, I must tell you that while these things will help you improve abdominal tone, they will not get rid of the ab- dominal fat. The only good way to get rid of the abdominal fat is to decrease the fat storage. That means eliminating calories and improving over-all physi- cal activity. Send your questions to Dr. Iamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York. N.Y. JOOl'i. Tor a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask "Losing Weight" booklet. GOfiEN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN Til, TM cmugo Tnbunt East-West vulnerable. East deals. NORTH A J974 OAJ7S WEST EAST Q 6 2 A 10 OKQ10SJ 0942 4AJ1042 SOUTH A AK853 OS The bidding: East South West North Pass 1 A Pass 2 A Pass 3 V Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of 0 A slight slip in timing proved fatal to declarer's cause in today's hand. Tne bidding was straightforward and North and South reached a four spade contract rou- tinely. opened the king of diamonds and the ace was played from dummy. De- clarer apparently had 10 lose three tricks in the club suit, ao that the fate of the con- tract appeared to hinge on the trump situation. In his baste to find out how the spades split, South promptly cashed the ace and king. When East showed out on the second round, declarer's prospects were considerably dimmed. He continued by taking his top hearts and raffing third round in dummy. A diamond was trumped in the closed hand to enable South to ruff out his remaining heart. Another diamond was trumped with the five of spades bringing declarer's trick total to nine aces and kings ia spades, hearts and diamonds and two ruffs in each of the red suits. South was still left with one trump, the eight of spades and, if there -were some way to tead from the dummy at this stage, he could have put his trump card to good use by ruffing out North's last diamond for the game fulfill- ing trick. Since he was in his hand, however, he had to surrender the lead, and after West drew the last trump with the queen of spades, the defenders took the remain- ing tricks. mistake was quite simple to avoid. At trick two, he should have led a diamond from dummy in or- der to get in an early ruff. He can now cash the two top trumps and if the spades split evenly, everything becomes routine. When the queen of spades holds out, South begins his cross-ruff, as before. The only difference is that, with one ruff t'ready in, declarer Is in position when the last diamond is led from dummy to put his eight of spades to effective use to score the 10th trick. The defense has no effective counter-measure at its disposal Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Your birthday today: Sets off a sustained effort to widen your personal horizons. By year's end you will have entered into a markedly dif- ferent life style. Material af- fairs prosper, relationships evolve rapidly. Today's na- tives hy.ve an interest in stud- ies inv61ving time and dis- tance. ARIES (March 21-April Conserve energy by staying aloof from loose talk. Exer- cise and chores work off ten- sion. Meditation helps. TAURUS (April 20-May Expect much temperament let it flare without making it a lasting issue. Creative efforts have a touch of macabre hu- mor. GEMINI (May 21 June Get about very early. There's news to fit into your views. Gather friends for a party. Watch expenses. CANCER (June 21 July All things happen piecemeal today. Young people attract much notice. Take initiative on this complex day. LEO (July 23 Aug. Let others pursue their specialties ivnile jou catch up on personal details such as budget balanc- ing, letter writing, etc. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Routine activity expands brisk-! ly. It's a fine day for medical or dental check-ups. touches are needed In valued relationships. j LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Find time for a review of re- cent progress, giving thought to change. Exert no more personal authority than need be. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 NOT. Philosophic attitudes provide channels for expressing cre- ativity. Travel plans are fa- vored, if not the travel itself. Show loved ones you care. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. A great day for recon- ciling differences put in a good word for your beliefs. Shared hobbies offer pleas- ure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. It's best to go out today. You need the stimulation of va- ried interests. Decisions come during discussions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Much of what you thought was settled comes apart uiis weekend. No cause for panic- learn from the experience. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Leave your funds hi their ac- counts. Creative talents in- fluence you. Homa life proves. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan BlONDIE-By Chk Young im- Ask Andy Larger star groups Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Melis- sa Waterman, age 12, of Clearwater, Florida, for her question: What are some examples of the larger star groups? If the skies are clear tonight, you can see a few real whop- pers in the assortment of spark- ling summer stars. The easiest to find is in the eye-catching constellation Scorpius, the Scor- pion that sprawling curve of sparklers near the Milky Way. Its superstar is ruby red Antares, placed where the ce- lestial scorpion's heart should be. From a distance of 240 light years, you behold a red super- giant that is 330 times wider than our sun. The multitudes of stars ap- pear to come in different sizes with magnitudes ranging from brilliant to dim. A sharp eye can detect their delicate color variations. However, each is lo- cated at a distance ranging from a few lightyears to hun- dreds of lightyears. Distance diminishes thear true sizes and dims the brilliance of their true magnitudes. These celestial Bridge results Ladles Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. May 53. N.S. 1. Mrs. Helen Foss and Mrs. Isabel Johnson; 2. Mrs. Betty Lan- de'you and Mrs. M. J .Grant; 3. Mrs. Gladys Redfern and Mrs. Pauline Mc- Lean. E W. 1. Mrs Myrna McDonnell and Mrs. Pauline Premachuk, 2. Mrs. Doris Cranston and Mrs. Mary Hein- Itz; 3 Mrs. Betty Palmer and Jean Whlrnster. Hamilton Wed. Evening D.B.C. May M N S. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Del Loweb- terg; 2. Mark Yoshihara and Charles Sudeikat; 3. Byron Nilsson and Earl Fox. E.W. 1. D. E. Michaells and W. Zi.T'Steln; 2 Les Santa and George Santa; 3. Anthony Kireef and Dan Junsich. Novice May 53 1. Harold Perry and Edward Ward; 2. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mcllroy, 3. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shapiro. Thursday Night D.B.C. May 24 N.S. 1. Mary Rose MrazeK and Wills Waters, 2. Mark Yoshihara and Bob Marshall; 3. Mr. and Mrs. Mils T. Hodgson. E.W. 1. D. E. Michaelis and W. Zumstein; 2 Richard Spackman and Wilma Winter; 3. Doris Cranston and Jean Wliimster. Friday Night D.B.C. May 21 N S. 1. Bob Marshall and Mark Yoshihara; 2. David Miron and Dan Junsich; 3 Robert Wobick and Ross Miron. E.W. 1. Helen Foss and Willa L. 2. Mr. and Barry Scs- wick; 3. Edna Santa and George Several Lethbridge players attend- ed the Sectional Tournament at White- fish. Montana last weekend. Our play- ers brought home their share of hon- ors! Masters Pairs tied f'rst and second with George Roberts and Terry Mi- chaells sharing honors with Jack Lan- deryou and M. J. Grant. Midnight Game won by Jack Lan- oVsryou and M. J. Grant. Obtaining se- cond place In Swiss teams was D. E. Michael is, W. Zumstein, Edna Santa and Miriam Santa. OH, MY DOGWOODS PANTS.' AWTWIWG FDR THECLJ-AWERS, MRS.BWSTEAD? r WONDER WHAT J1 THE BIS HURRY .J BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker tricks fool our eyes. But astro- nomers use skillful techniques to verify a star's real size and magnitude, regardless of dis- tance. Though probably no two stars are exactly alike, they can be sorted into classes of similar types. This was done by chart- ing them according to their col- ors and their true magnitudes. Their colors range from dull reds through fiery oranges and yellows, vivid blues and blue- whites. The chart revealed that most stars are merely somewhat brighter or dimmer, somewhat larger or smaller than our golden sun. These so- called main sequence stars ar- range themselves in classes A, F and G with 10 sub- classes in each group. The interesting midgets are outside the main sequence as- sembly and so are the giants and fabulous supergiants. Some of the Whoppers are white, or rather blue-white hot. Others are red hot, which is quite cool for a star. Antares, at the heart of Scorpius, is a red sup- ergiant of Class M. Its diameter is about 300 million miles and its temperature about de- grees Fahrenheit, or about half as hot as the sun. Other red supergiants are million miles wide and slightly cooler. Class K includes the reddish- orange giants. Their hotter tem- peratures range up to de- grees and their diameters up to million miles- You can spot a red giant from the Big Dipper. Trace to the end of the handle and con- tinue the arch to the bright star, Arcturus. It is 30 times wider and 80 times brighter than the sun. We see it from 33 light years. The biggest, brightest and hottest supergiants are the vi- vid blues and blue-whites in classes B and O. Arch to Arc- turus, then spin a straight line to sparkling Spica. This vivid blue-white supergiant has a temperature around de- grees and is brilliant as suns. The biggest, brightest and hottest superstars are the very rare blue-white, razzle-dazzlers in Class 0. Some have temper- atures up to 30 million degrees Fahrenheit and diameters as wide as 30 million miles. Some are more brilliant than a mil- lion suns. One of these blue- white is in the win- ter constellation Orion. It is Orionis Iota. But sad to say, of >t-? enormous dis- tance, it appears as a barely visible dim dot in Orion's sword. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Huntiogton Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973> YOU'RE YOU'RE HEAVIER. 2t TANKS ARE 4. Alt OF THE ABOVE. I DOKT- KNOW A LOT MAC CHAN6EP SINCE THEN WHEN! 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