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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, June 5, 1972 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEAN 6 D1XON TUESDAY, JUNE S Your birthday todayi Your persuasive abilities reach a summit this year, and should be used to secure high results for yourself. Social and emo- tional ties are up for some abrupt changes. Today's na- tives are intuitive and usual- ly sensitive to future condi- tions in which they're inter- ested. ARIES (March Zl-April Gather what support is avail- able from associates and plunge ahead with whatever venture interests you. Patience with loved ones helps. TAURUS (April 20-May LAWRENCE E. LAMB. M. D. Cause of psoriasis is still mystery By LAWRENCE LAMB, JI.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Will you please discuss psoriasis in your column. I haw what I think is psoriasis on my hand, causes psoriasis and there any permanent cure? If not, what is the best way to control it? Dear Reader Psoriasis is a common skin disease that usually causes rounded or oval red raised spots on the skin. These reddened areas are cov- ered with silvery, scaley ma- terial. It is not contagious but tends to occur in families. More than eight million people in the United States and Canada are afflicted with this problem. The cause of psoriasis is not known. This is part of the problem in treating the dis- order. The rounded lesions most commonly appear on the parts of the body that are not normally exposed to the sun. Thus, the face and hands usu- ally escape, although psoriasis of hands does occur. Because there are so many skin diseases that resemble each other, it is not possible to give a distinct description of most skin defects. They have to be learned by recognizing them, much as the birdwatcher learns to recognize different birds by seeing them. There are several different types of psoriasis, but most commonly, they are not life threatening. The appearance of the lesions is the greatest source of their aggravation. Some of them have sticky surfaces and there is difficulty with clothing, and itching is usually the exception rather than the rule. Psoriasis usually occurs in young and middle-aged people. Jt seldom occurs in older peo- ple and tends to disappear with age. Many of its characteris- tics are exactly opposite of the usual lesions seen on the hand and face with age. The latter are caused by exposure to the sun and wind, whereas psori- asis more commonly occurs on the surfaces of the body not exposed to sun. Because so many people have this problem, numerous thera- pies have been tried. Things which are successful in one pa- tient, like anUliistamines, will not be useful in another pa'ient. Currently, one drug Methotrexate, is being used by a number of skin specialists. This medicine is more common- ly used in treatment of leuke- mia, not psoriasis. There is considerable difference of opin- ion about its use in treatment of psoriasis and in the past it has been banned by the Food Drug Administration be- cause of reported toxic reac- tions. Many of the other treat- ments used for psoriasis are di- rected towards keeping the scaley scab soft, hence a var- iety of ointments are used. Strangely enough, natural sunlight on the skin seems to help a great deal, although great care must he taken to avoid sunburn in these individ- uals. An ultra violet lamp doesn't seem to help. There needs to be a great leal more research done on he problems of psoriasis and since there are so many indi- viduals with this problem, an organization has been formed called the National Psoriasis foundation. It provides litera- ture for people with this prob- It is nobody's business how you manage yours. Careful planning and industry bring lasting re- sults. Contact with power f u 1 people divert your routine. GICMINI (May 21-Jime Your money stirs readily in your wallet. Be- sensible, you will need it later. You can persuade others to follow an exa tuple. CANCER (June 21-Jllly Advancement the broader perspective that leads to still better work is more likely in view now. Organize some- thing profitable for yourself. LEO (July 23 Aug. Friends complicate matters, can't be left out altogether, yet In some ways turn out quite helpful. What you had thought would be a problem isn't. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. make problems, it seems that Rash moves Even though you've waited too long take time to think about what you are doing. LII1RA (Sept. 23 Oct. Wei! meaning advisers can he as much in error as any- body. Avoid needless argu- ments, simply follow your own welfare, do the necessary. SCOIU'IO (Oct. 23-Nov. Offer constructive suggestions to people of more influence; let lesser authorities manager themselves while you improve your resources. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Being responsive and con- siderate of others' needs will bring you what you need. There seems nothing to gain by haste. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. The day's routines are enough. Save your energy, and tonight exert yourself to be calm and immune to casual provocations. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Fcb. Any last minute adjustment needs further changes. Try to be consistent and be satisfied with little recognition. PISCES (Feb. ID-March You may as well cope with the costs of "today's maneuvers. To get what you want, you must work and spend. Do your own thinking. (1S72: By The Chicago Tribune) is NO MORE SCHOOL! SCHOOL (5 OUT.'! J.TD SOINS HOME TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan t-s BLONDIE-By Chic Younq Influenza epidemic reported EDMONTON (CP) An out- break of influenza accompan- ied by diarrhea has reached ep- idemic proportions in the city but health authorities say they are uncertain about the cause. Dr. John Gillespie, a city board of healthy physician, said a virus strain causing the out- break has not been isolated and so the cause technically is un- known. He said there are no grounds to suspect the city water sup- ply is at fault, as had been sug- gested. He said he assumes the virus is airborne, speakinf like other flu and common cold germs. U.S. birth rate falls WASHINGTON (AP) The United Stales hirth rate fell to the lowest in history in the first hree monhs of 1972, continuing a dramatic decline that began last year, the government said Friday. The drop pushed the country close [o a rate of birth that would be needed to bring about eventual zero grmrth of the pop- ulation. The National Centre for Health Statistics said the Wrth rate was 15.8 children per population in the first quarter of the year, compared with 17.6 per for the corresponding period last year and 17.3 for all of 1971. This meant that the estimated average number of children for each woman of child-bearing age declined to 2.145 in the first quarter compared with 2.284 foi all of ID71, the census bureau said. Population experts figure that if women have an average fam- ily size of 2.11 children during their lifetimes, Ihe country wit reach zero population growth within 40 to 50 years, excluding immigration. LITTLE FARMING Only three per cent of the land in Norway is agricultural. is supporting pro- stimulate research. lem, and grains to Individuals who are interested n obtaining information from .hem should write lo: National Psoriasis P'oundation. Suite 250, M15 S.W. Canyon Court, Port- land, Oregon 37221. (Newspaper Enterprise AssnO Frog species Andy sends a'complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Nancy Jones, age 11, of San Man- uel, Arizona, for her question: How many different frogs are there? If you combed every stream and moist pond in North Amer- ica, you might find about 22 different frogs. In the whole world, you might find 100 spe- cies of true frogs. This does not include the toads, the tree frogs and true toads or several smaller groups that differ slightly from the geniune frogs. The total number of frogs and froggy relatives includes around different species. A true frog has teeth, a moist skin and a private pool where he spends much of his time. A true toad has no teeth, a wary skin and often enjoy; life in a meadow. The various tree frogs and tree toads have discs on their fingers and toes which they use to cling and comb through the foliage where they spend most of their time All these cousins are tailless amphibians, classified in the Order Salientia, which means "the leapers." The or so leapers are so much alike that we tend to GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN re Br TIM BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: AQ7 075 The bidding has proceeded; North East South West 1 A 20 2 V 1'ass 4 V Pass What do you bid now? Five cJufaj, Prospects for a (Jam are very good and an U trick contract should be safe. Showing the ace of clubs will in- duce partner to contract for slam, It he has the other controls. Q. 2-As South, with both sides vulnerable, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: No rth East South West 2 V pass 3 V Pass i 0 Pass What do you bid now? four diamond call ]j an ace ihowlng bid. Hearts have been agreed on as the trump. Since you have no ace in your hand to ihow, It behooves you to Indicate possession of the king- of diamonds, Bid five, diamonds. Q. Both vulnerable, aa South you hold: The bidd'ng has proceeded: South West North East 1 A Pass 2 V 2 NT 7 What do you bid now? Pass, East tus relieved you of the obligation, to rebld and you should be pleased to defer temporarily to partner. East be using the unusual no trump overcall or he may Just be up to business, but In any bidding and the next decision ihould be hii. Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: 6 10 9 6 C? 7 4 0 AQ 10 1 0 8 4 3 2 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 A Pass 1 NT Pass 3 Pass T What do you bid now? Tho Jt Is true that you hava already shown your die points by the original response, nivertNe- lesi your hand contain] t-xo lures which It might not have possessed, namely three trumps to the ten, and the ruffing value In hearts. Therefore, bid four ipadei. Q. 4 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded; North East South West 1 Pass 1 NT Pass 2 A Pass What do you bid now? A bid of three Hearts li Clearly Indicated1, because partner presumably has five heirU And four ipades. It Is your duly, fore, to return to the suit In which your ride TIBS eight tnimpi i-ather than seven. Q. 5 As South, vulnerable, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: North East South 1 20 What do you bid? A. This hand contains distinct Offensive values but not quite enough to insist upon, a game. The suggested call Is a free raise to two hearts. A bid of two spades should be avoided for. If partner rebids three hearts which he may be obliged to do, surely you Intend to go to four, without knowledge that he has> any additional QH Both vulnerable, as South you hold: 6KQI05 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 0 Pass I NT 2 T What do you bid now? A. Two jpadei. Thli may seem rather drastic to many readers, who will charge me with "revers- ing" on Insufficient values. I am quick to confess that In the ab- sence of a two heart bid by Ease rebld; would have been not two .spkde.t but two diamonds. A two tpade bid under such cir- cumstances would Indicate a stronger hand. But In. thJi pan ticular caie we would not wish to give up the light too easily and the cheapest possible way to con- test at this Juncture It by bid of two spades which partner will not construe as tof violent tn act. Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: AJ8J3 OAK 4AJ4 The bidding has proceeded: fionth West North East 1 Pass 2 i> What do you bid now? There Is nothing for ydtt (a do but PUB. Any oth'.r Md In effort to escape from playlnff three card trump suit would be entirely unjustified. Partner will construe It ts in to go to game. You need not fear playlnj with only three clubi for partner haj at least four good onei, If hat beta properly brought up. regard them all as frogs. But his is not precise enough for lie scientists. They subdivide he large group of leapers into smaller families and still small- er genera, each of which is called a genus. All the true "rogs belong in the Family Ra nidae. About 140 of these ranids iave been identified throughout he world, though others may ie discovered and added to the ist. Our 22 native North Ameri- can frogs all happen to belong ,u the family unit called genus The scientific names of most animals are coined from older iatin or Greek words, known :o scholars of all nationalities. Rana happens to be the Latin word for frog. Spanish is close- related to Latin and the older word for the frog remain- ed unchanged, In Spanish- speaking Latin America, he is known as "la rana." However, true frogs are not very com- mon in that part of the world. But the people there tend to confuse them, as we do. The frog and toad relatives look so much alike that the name rana seems to suit all, or most of them. Bufo is the Latin name for toad. It was borrowed to name the Family Bufonadae and the genus Bufo. This is the family of the true toads and throughout the world there are about 100 species. About 16 true toads are native Ameri- cans. Our various tree toads belong in another family. So do our tree frogs. Our champion leaper Is the lepard frog, who is common everywhere except in the west era mountains. He wears hand- some speckles and during the busy season he adds a snoring note to the nightly frog chorus, The green frog, another mem- ber of the same glee club, adds a note like a banjo. Also in the chorp is the big bullfrog, re- peating jug-a-rum jug-a-rum like a bass fiddle. These three popular characters belong the genus Rana of the Family Ra nidae. Andy sends S10 to Connie Hoffman, age 11, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for her question: Who carved the faces on Easter Island? These huge stone statues were carved by forgotten artisls, per- haps SCO years ago. They are shaped like human heads witr stern faces cut from vol canic rock and once toppet with huge hair-dos of red stone. There arc more than 600 o: them, some left unfinished in a mountain Quarry. The rest were hauled to spots around the is- land, where they stood SO to 40 feet tall. The inhabitants call- ed their small island Rapa Nui Others call it Easter Island be- cause a Dutch ship found it on Easter Sunday in the year 1722. By that time, the enormous statues had been toppled from their perches. The island is al alone out in the South Pacific miles from the mainlanc of Chile. Yet in the distant pasi it was found, raided and set- tled several times. In the 400s a group of settlers built stone battlements. A later group tore down these walls and set up the famous statues and stil later arrivals tried to destroy them. Nobody can say for sure who the forgotten artists were or where they came from. Questions uy cnndten of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P 0. Box 163, llunlingtOD Bcaca. California (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1D72) HEADS- THAT MEANS WAITA. WAS IT TAILS 1 CL1TTHEG2ASS AW0 HEADS I TAKE A NJAP-- BEETLE BAILEY-By Mori Walker i CAST WORK; svrrM TrilS ZteA M, OVER SURE YOJ CAM. JUST SPREAD Ttite SA1VE ON IT 111 ABNER-By Al Capp -HE '-AFTER WHICH VO'LL BE TO DEATH RD' TK' REST O' YORE. BYNOTOWLY HIM BUTHISCHILU.W.'' ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I'VE SOT IT WRITTEN ON AN ENVELOPE! THERE, YOU'LL MAKE GOOD LINCOLN AT H I. YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO WEAR A 'STOVEPIPE' HAT DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN FIND W T ONE? M THINK SO.' HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne WE DECIDED TO DRCP IW AND SURPRISE SRANPFATHER SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal TIRED Of CARRYING THAT IGLOO AROUND ALL PAY BUGS BUNNY yen son's BIRTHPAY CAKE SHOULD BE SCHNOOSLE... Hey, WAIT TILL I MY HAN PS ON THAT FLAK IN' FELINE! SSfTO- ;