Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 - THE LETHMIDGE HIRAID - Monday, June 7, 1971 Your horoscope By Jean* Dixon TUESDAY, JUNE 8 Your birthday today: This year is a vigorous period of trial and error, change and growth of spirit, sometimes restless searches for elusive perfections, experiments. Much that you bad tiought settled and done with comes alive with little or no encouragement ARIES (March 21-AprU 19): Stay with well-proved methods, at least during the morning then develop a creative thought. Caution and courtesy in travel are more essential than ever. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Past experience comes in very helpful now, as your sense of obligation, comes under test. Conservative approaches work out better than expected, but may take some time to show results. GEMINI (May 21 June 20): Questions put to you may sound silly, but underneath there really is a great need to know, including something more than just facts and figures. CANCER (Jane 21-JaIy 22): If you are apt to lose your temper, today's incidents are Electricity Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Jimmy Miller, age 9, of Santa Maria, California, for his question: How does electricity form in the clouds? The mighty force of electricity is everywhere-in the earth and the seas, in the air and the misty clouds. We tame a small portion of it inside wire circuits and switch the current on and off to work for us. But most of it is locked safely inside the tiny atoms in all the earth's solids, liquids and gases. However, some of the earth's electricity may escape from its bondage. This happens in a stormy thunderhead. Then the untamed electricity flashes a streak of lightning that trig gers off a roar of thunder. Atoms, of course, are t o o small for our eyes to see. Each one is built from even smaller particles. And the particles have tiny electric charges. The positive and negative particles have opposite charges. They attract each other somewhat like the opposite poles of two magnets. As a rule, an atom has an equal number of positives and negatives. The two opposites cancel each other out and the atom is safely netural. But when charged particles break away from their atoms, their electric energy is free and untamed. This is what happens in a thunderhead. Our electric current is created by moving negative particles. These are the speedy electrons that swarm around the central nucleus of an atom. The positive particles are protons. They are securely locked in the tight fisted nucleus. But the whirling electrons around the outside are not so firmly attached. They use all sorts of excuses to leave home. You rub them off a rug when you walk. Winds wipe electrons from the misty moisture in a cloud. In a thunderhead, the SIMPSONS SEARS Solves Hot Water Problems PRICES START AS LOW AS 89" Call 328-9231 For Fast, Low Cost Installation wild winds whirl up, down and around, wiping zillions of electrons from their atoms. When an electron leaves its atom, it carries off its negative charge. This leaves the atom unbalanced, with an extra positive charge. The loose electrons become charged ion particles and the deserted atoms become positive ions. Zillions of charged ions create enormous charges of untamed electricity in the cloud. The negative charges tend to gather near the base of the cloud and most of the postive charges are above. These opposite charges attract each other - and the electrical pressure between them grows stronger and st-Viger. At last these untamed forces must come together. This happens in a flash - a flash of lightning that triggers a howl of thunder. We say that Ughtning is a discharge of electricity. When it happens, the electrons swept loose by the winds find homes again. Positive and negative ions join and form normally balanced atoms. When safely locked up in balanced atoms, their electrical charges are discharged. Even the gentle summer clouds tend to lose some electrons and build up electricity. But the wild winds of a thunderhead create enormous electrical charges that must be discharged with flashes of lightning. * * * Sometimes the lightning discharges between two parts of a cloud. But the solid earth tends to have a slight negative charge from surplus electrons. This often guides the flash down to the ground. Then lightning may strike a tree or some unprotected building. But Ughtning rods on a building conduct the fiery lightning safely underground. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beac'a, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) (c) 1971, Chicago Tribune. Its nice to be bach says singer LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -"It's nice to be back singing in saloons again-I just had to get out of that clinic!" The line draws a big laugh from the packed Copa Room of the Sands Hotel. Many of the audience are startled to see Di-abaha Carroll, bushly-coiffed and gowned in flowered silk belting out Fire and Rain and Bridge over Troubled Waters. They bad known her as the gentle nurse Julia of the television series. ~ But, of course, she had been a well-known singer-on records, television, in night clubs and on the stage-before her coo-singer role of Julia. Does she have any regrets about the cancellation of Julia after three seasons on NBC? "Let us say that I would have been disappointed if it had been dropped after two seasons," she replied. �T "I don't feel bad after three.' Winning films at Banff show BANFF (CP) - A series of award - winning films will be presented as part of the Banff Festival of Arts. Aug. 15-21, Rudy Loesser of the Banff School of Fine Arts has announced. Included in the program, which is presented in cooperation with the National Film Board, are: The Moon-trap, The Merry World of Leopold Z and Jusqu' au Coeur, all award winners. most likely to set you off. Hold on, so you can more effectively counter whatever annoys you. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Go it a 1 o n e, at least in spirit, for this tangled day. It is as good a time as any for weaning overly dependent associates. In financial matters you may have to force a few issues, ask searching questions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): What you do and say changes the image people hold for you. Where you are sure of your facts, press vigorously for you goals. Exert all your persuasive effort in calm candor. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. 22): Expect progress in your work and the chance to make a critical connection that makes all the difference in quite a range of projects - but no thanks for doing it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Creative projects require special precision. Be thorough and try not to show impatience. Going along with what comes naturally brings you merriment and, a little further on, a peak of romantic interest. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Depend on nothing mechanical or automatic where you can avoid it. Concentrate on matters which do not require close collaboration, or can be done singtehaaded. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. '19): Your plans and decisions run collision courses with those of others. Patience and forbearance are needed if you are to prevail within a reasonable period. AQUARIUS (Jan. � Feb. 18): Recent experience stands you in good stead in a probable clash of personalities and programs. There's less point than usual for getting personal, more reason than ever for taking definite action where you are sure of what you want to do. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mareh SO): Resources you hadn't suspected in yourself come to the fore in case you involve yourself or 'get caught up in the swirl of today's incidents. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Ulcer treatment and cholesterol Dear Dr. Lamb - Although high cholesterol in blood has been discussed many times in different articles I am still confused. I have high cholesterol with an ulcer and have found no doctor with a prescribed diet to control either. Is there any help for me? I did take Atro-mid for months, but have stopped because of side e&cts. Any answer would be of help. Dear Reader - The biggest problem most people have is inunderstanding that cholesterol is not a fat. People who eat too much fat, or too many calories, often manufacture more cholesterol in the body. The cholesterol with fat particles ends up in the arteries causing atherosclerosis or heart and vascular problems. Then if you eat foods that are rich in cholesterol (not necessarily fat) this adds to the problem. Egg yolks are a good example. You can have a diet that is useful for treating ulcers, hyperacidity or similar disorders, and still follow recommendations made for patients with a high cholesterol. Neither fat nor cholesterol are necessary for dietary treatment of ulcers at all. Unless you are one of those people who can not tolerate milk (and there are quite a few of them) you can use skim milk or low fat milk - you don't need cream. A moderate amount of lean beef, like round steak with all excess fat removed, is acceptable. Creamed vegetables made with a white sauce without fat is fine. Low fat or un-creamed cottage cheese is good. In the combined problem of ulcer and high cholesterol you can not rely on eating lots of food to neutralize the acid in the stomach. That is not really good treatment anyway. One of the usual causes for failure in treating an ulcer is failure to take enough antacid. It is almost impossible to take too much of most commercial preparations. One or two tablets every two or four hours is usually not enough. Acid that is not neutralized keeps the ulcer active. The second group of medicines that are helpful block the nerve stimulus to the stomach to form acid pepsin juice. None of these or the antacids will interfere with controlling your high cholesterol. Often high cholesterol levels can be lowered by sufficient reduction of body fat. It is a bad time to try to reduce while an ulcer is active, but once it is under control, with continued support from ulcer medicines and careful choice of foods, you should be able to reduce if it is needed. An ulcer by the way doesn't keep one from exercising and that could help a good deal. Medicines used to lower cholesterol are often less effective than diet, exercise and adequate reduction of body fat. To lower cholesterol levels to desirable ranges most medicines cause undesirable side effects just as you have experienced. So eat bland foods, low in calories, often and take enough antacid, exercise, and you may do something useful for both your ulcer and high cholesterol. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 10 1WII ? T�� CMCH* TritaM] BRIDGE hub ANSWERS Q. l - Neither vulnerable, you �n South and hold: 764 Melai rosponae to on* notruap ��Ua� "mm partner to anew �fow cud major. If bo Moa Itlur two heart* or two mIm you wffl rale* to sum. If he Mda two dlamoadi, denying a major, you may thin bid. two hearte fouraelf which ha wot paaa only If be baa a com�ktt)y minimum no tramp. MM4i The bidding has proceeded: Net* East- Saw* west i2. *� **� Mat, What action do you take? A*-Tw� dlaaaande. Partner tnnot piwtbly ha misled ma*. 2S�l"J*? 'iS* * keep.taa haa indlcaWd great etrengUi you are perfectly aafa to compete with your am card eult. 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