Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE lETHBBIDGf HERAID Ihunttny, June 15, YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY, JUNE 16 Y a n r hirllula.v lodny: Whatever you have develop- ed up to now is tested in dif- ferent conditions, fresh ex- perience, and many changes are indicated. It is an active year of normal material suc- cess. Today's natives have an spoken sober sittc, are often very keen for the esthetics of fine arts, sensitive, observ- ant. AMIES (March 21 April Hop, look, listen, ask before go into something for the "irst time. The surface may bo same, hut it's different un- derneath. TAURUS (April 20-May Financial speculations are con- fused, belter left alone. Getting matters assembled requires in- sight and compromise on your part. GEMINI (May 21 Julie Communication is the key fac- tor be sure you have correct between what you want and what everybody else wants. CANCER (June 21 July You have support if you can protect your resources from public notice. It's a day for housccleaniug for larger events later. LEO (July 23 Use scrupulous care in tending oth- er' resources, as well as your own. Take lime to admire the esthetic qualities of your en- vironment. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Close, well tested friends now may come in with you on a progressive enterprise. Home living improves, for no ap- parent reason. LIBltA (Sept. 23 Oct. Consu Hal ions or professional advice, are favored. Domestic arrangements neat more care to avoid misunderstandings about place and time. SCOHPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Social fun is the main channel of expression. It is inadvisable to mix business active friendsliip on today's offerings, openings. SAGITTAK1US (Nov. 22-Dcc. Avoid beginning a major new venture, but work on pro- jects already started. Any fu- ture extension should be left tentative. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Confusion from an outside source is almost certain, and it is clearly not lasting. Profes- sional authorities arc acces- sible. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Strangers unwittingly are of great help in putting things p into perspective for y ou. I (1072: By The Chicago Tribune) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Operation needed to correct hernia Dear Dr. Lamb Would you please help us with our prob- lem. My husband is 46, weighs 140 pounds and is five feet six. He has a hernia in the lower abdomen. It is not painful and seems to be of recent origin. Does surgery seem the best cor- rection and how permanent and limiting is the future? I read somewhere about injections. Are they safe? Is surgery under local anesthesia possible? Dear Header If your hus- band does have the usual type of hernia in the lower abdo- men, it is best corrected by sur- gery. Such a hernia really is a hole in the muscular of the abdomen where the cord of the testicle passes to the scro- tum. This allows a loop of the intestine to slip out through the hole to form the hernia or swelling that you have noted. The danger of not treating such a defect is that the loop of uitestine may be caught outside of the abdominal cavity under- neath the skin and strangulate. This can shut off the circula- tion and cause gangrene of the bowel loop and other prob- lems. It is true that lots of peo- ple go a long time before hav- ing surgical correction but the hernia does not improve with time and the person's health does not improve with age. The usual type of hernia operation in the lower abdomen is a sim- ple procedure and well toler- ated by most anyone except those with severe health prob- lems. I would think any procedure such as injections would be most unsafe and unsuccessful. You should talk to the doc- tor who does the surgery about what anesthesia is preferable. Some hernias in the lower ab- domen can be repaired under spinal anesthetic. done under local Some are anesthesia. One surgeon in Los Angeles has his patients walk out of the operating room. This varies with the patient's condition, the type if hernia and what the surgeon and his team are used to doing for the best results. This really is not major sur- gery, but it is very important surgery. Did Death you know was back? the Black One of the greatest scourges in the history of mankind the Bubonic plague has made a re- appearance. Its sudden return appears to be related to the back-to-nature movement and particularly in the so-called hippie communes. Dr. Darwin L. Palmer in Albuquerque, N.M., has been studying "Black Death" in the Southwest. In a 1970 outbreak near AlbuBuer- que there were 13 cases, the largest outbreak of the plague Change pace and mood lor later hours. PISCES (Fob. 19-Morch Differences of opinion, philoso- j phy are completely normal and expectable. Continue gathering __________________________________ information soliciting skilled TUMSLEWEEBS-Sy Tom K. Ryan assistance. ME? WOULD THE COUWELOR WANT A1F. A1AY8E THeVRE 60W6 TO PIT MC TO UIORK IN THE KITCHEN I'LL HAVE TO OUT THE AW8E THEY WON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT... Making plutonium Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Mike Van Voorhis, age 11, of Tekoa, Washington, for his question: How is pluloniuni made? The first few atoms of pluton- ium promised that the large scale use of atomic energy is possible. This was in the 19-lOs, when nuclear physicists were striving to create the A-bomb, hoping that it would make fu- ture warfare unthinkable. How- ever, plutonium also proved that enormous nuclear energies can be tamed and used for peaceable purposes. n The Atomic Age was born in he first half of the 20th cen- tury and history may rate plu- tonium as its key clement, though a radioactive few atoms occur in nature during the rad- ioactive decay of natural urani- um. Small traces are found in uranium ores. But large amounts of plutonium actually create themselves within a nu- clear reactor. We can claim that the nu- clear reactor that makes this possible is man-made, though it merely concentrates and con- trols the radioactive processes of nature. This nuclear fission, or atom splitting, works in stages with the help of isotopes. These arc different forms of atoms of the same element. Tha atomic number of uranium is 92 because the nuclei of all its atoms have 92 positive charges, or protons. But their masses may vary because some have unusual numbers of neutral particles. These isotopes have different properties. For exam- ple, U 235 is a highly radioac- tive nuclear fuel, but tliis iso- tope makes up only a very small fraction of natural uranium. About 93 per cent of the mix- ture is U 238 and this isotope is not a useable nuclear fuel. Separating the isotopes is te- Air pollution costly killer HAMILTON (CP) _ Deaths spiralory Disease Association and sickness caused by air pol- j that the S200 million figure has been drawn from research lution in Canada cost between million and million last year, a professor of experimen- tal medicine at McGill Univer- sity in Montreal said here. Dr. David Bates told the an- nual meeting of the Wentworth Hamilton Tuberculosis and He- GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. COHEN 1C IMl: tl UltiM Both vulnerable. West deals, NORTH A A2 pj INSULTED- iUT W ARCHIE-By Bob Montana IVAN ARC YOU] THE STILL 1 rffWBif'.' 6RR1BLE IT'S IVAN" RUSSIAN BOOK ypfl THINGS A AND HER FIRST INVITES ft, OR SECOND COSSACK. A COSSACK? TO THE HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne BUT SOMEHOW IP YOU'RE BOOKS AMP YOU TEU. TO THE THEV DCttTMINO. ABOUT ITHOUSHT VOUSAIPyoUR fOLKS WOUUNT LET YOU SO OUT. 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