Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON TUESDAY, JUNE 18 Your birthday today: Long- running issues in your life culminate during this coming year of parsonal adventure. Share the joy of every pas- sing moment. Today's natives ere impulsive, positive, ex- pansive, often original in ideas. ARIES (March 21-Ahril Find time for exercise and meditation despite a busy .schedule Associates and friends tend to unusual co-op- eration. "TAURUS (April 20-May Pleasure is where you find it. in brief moments on the job or on a specially arranged person- al holiday GEMINI (May 21-June You have more factors going for you than meet the eye. Pro- perty and home should be up- permost in your mind. CANCER (June 21-July Political tides run in your favor, locally, in accord with your recent expressions News helps to settle your mind. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Co- operation is the key to all around success as you share the glory with others. Techni- ca1 counsel is helpful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. This may seem a slow day. However, many quiet, rou- tine deeds of the moment are permanent advances for tfie fu- ture. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Do at least as much listening as anybody else, if not more In every argument there's a major error SCORPIO (Oct. 23-NOv. Persuasive talk should not sub- stitute for definite facts and fi- gures in your business deal- ings. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21 This promises to be one of your easier days use every moment constructively Heed mate's ideas CAPRICORN (dec 22 Jan. Collect what you've earn- ed while the taking is feasi- ble Close out a speculative verture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Despite possible of energy make yourself heard. Use your best thoughts and persuasive powers. PISCES (FEb. IS-March You have some support from those who say little while doing a great deal. Clear neglected routines early. 1973, The Chicago Tribune Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS 185 Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrived by air at Torbay, Nfld., to begin a royal tour of Can- ada hundred and twenty-nine U.S. service- men were killed in the crash of a C-124 Globemas- ter. 25 miles west of Tokyo. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER 1 "We've lived here a long 1 time. said Len "When exactly did we move from TuUa Sam smiled "Sixteen years ago." he replied. "I was six times as old as you. but now j you're hall my age." How old was Len when they moved' (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer Lawn dia- meter 20 feet Mr. Hunter answers all let- 1 ideas welcomed. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D, An old story with new tune Monday, Jun. 18, 1971 THC IETHBRIDOI HERALD 13 Dear Dr. Lamb We would appreciate your evaluation of the enclosed advertisement of Dr. Atkins' diet He claims that many fried foods, whipped cream and other things can be used in his plan, contrary to all advice all other doctors give to heart patients. Two in our family have had heart attacks. Our weights are in the safe range, but we would like to have a medical opinion of Dr. Atkins' ideas. Dear Reader The Council on Food and Nutrition of the American Medical Assn. has labeled Dr. Atkins' diet as un- scientific and unsafe for the public. While I was involved in a public TV interview, one of Dr. Atkins' associates said in my presence that Dr. Atkins and his group were not responsible for some of the statements in the advertisement which has appeared in so many national newspapers advertising h i s book. The basic diet principle is not new. it's a variation of the con- stantly recycling low carbohy- drate diets. I believe the Atkins version is a bit more danger- ous to people's health because of the complete lack of car- bohydrates recommended dur- ing the first week ol the diet This can cause loss of excess amounts of salt and fluid lead- ing to faintness and fatigue Chemical imbalance, which can occur with such a severe re- striction of carbohydrates can be particularly bad for some in- dividuals I have read Dr Atkins' book in its entirety and find a num- ber of factual errors. For ex- ample, the implication that primitive man did not eat car- bohydrates but was a hunter is not based strictly on historical' facts Primitive man actually j used honey, when he could find i it. as well as numerous i sources of vegetables and ce- j reals The fat mobilizing hor-1 mone which is referred to in his book and in his advertisement has not even been identified in man. This point was made by the AMA Food and Nutrition Council. Unless I'm convinced I'm go- ing to get into trouble with it, I usually take a good took at these kinds of recommenda- tions and even try them on my- self, which I did with the Atkins diet. Within three days I was ill. I had a gross loss of energy, felt faint and weak, and had a severe headache. During the two and a half day pe- riod that I followed the diet I ate eggs and meat as he rec- ommended, but no carbohy- drates. Because of the chem- ical imbalance I developed ketonuria, which he expects to develop, which is similar to what a diabetic develops in the process of going into diabetic coma. As soon as I stopped the diet, because of how bad I felt from it. and started using car- bohydrates again, I quickly re- gained my energy and recover- ed from the It would take a small book for me to detail all of the things which I think are wrong with this kind of diet, includ- ing the point that you raised in your letter that the prolonged use of foods high in fat and cholesterol can be dangerous for the heart and circulatory system .The diet is deficient in calcium which, on a long term basis, could lead to degenera- tion of the spine and other med- ical problems. In summary, let me say that I agreed with the recommendations made by the AMA council, and believe that the diet is potentially hazard- ous for general use by the pub- lic, and I do not recommend it. Send 3'our questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper. P.O. Box 1551, Radio Station, New York, N.V. 19S19. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. I HAVE THIS RASH OK SOMETHING, AMP IT MAKES AV HEAP LOOK A SOMEONE AW HEAP? TUMBlEWKDS-By Tom K. Ryan HER V VISIT M'FAVOrrrilNKLEi HE KIN WIGSLE HIS EARS AN' KRACK HIS NUCKIES ATlHESAMBUMEi TALKAPOUTUFFSJ YOU LOOK LIMPIP LIZARP 60TTA PATE WITH Lit 1 1 EH? BLONDIE-By Chic Young GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN e Thi cniujio Tnbun BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Pass 2 ou. If partnpp had a very good hand he would have reopened the bid- ding with either double or jump bid, so same to be eut of the question. Further- Biore, his bidding "ndicates that you could expect very little support from him. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: VASZ OAQ.I The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 A Pass 1 A Pass 2 A Pass 2 A Pass T Wbat do you bid now? A This looks like a com- plete mibflt and one more bid could Bet jou overboard While it is true that you have adequate protection in the unhid suitj, r.o trump seems unsound, for you have no place to develop tricki. Q. S Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: 4Q10 3 2 OKQJ 9 7 AK g The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 0 Pass 1 4 Pass V What do you bid now? A a close rail between two no trump and two hearts ivith a slight prefeience for the former This hand falls a po.nt short of the textbook require- ment for the jump rebid in no Irump 119 but it seses the compensating feature of a stood f've card suit plus the fitting Q 10 in partners suit. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: A76 VAKS83 OAQ98 AA 5 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass Pass 1 V Pass 4 W Pass What do you bid now? diamonds. Partner's jump to game after his initial pass indicatet a hand that in support of hearts may be re- alued 14 or more points which with >our 20 points could spell a slam A Blackwood bid ftould be pointless because of worthless doublcton in spades. If, over five diamonds, partner merelv returns to five hearts jou Ciay decide to pass. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 75 OS The bidding has proceeded; East South IV f What do you bid? clubs Thu ij admit- tedly irregular, but the call n made in anticipation of consen- InR space. The auction will likelv reach four heiris before It gets back to again and you will find that, had you chosen to over, call with one spade onginallv, you would now be forced to bid five clubs. With the Initial over- call in clubs, hovcver, vou can conveniently hid four spades and offer partner a choict of fulif level lower. A MOUSE JUST R.AM THE K'TCMEW t 'lilljf WELL., WHY DON'T YOU ij V-------[ OO SOMETHWS V ABOUT 1 I WOULD. BUT fM TOO T4L'_ TO FO_UOW HIM BEETLE BAILEY-By Wort Walker VSANN'A PONT "CNOW 1 MOV, TO THAT'S KTAV, Welt: YOU I DOMT THINK I I N6 TO I ll'l ABNER-By Al Copp THE. HEAD OP HARVARD'S DEPARTMENT STUDIES ARRIVES The Big Dipper Andj sends a complete 20- xolume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Mark Meyer, age 10, of Washing- ton. Illinois, for his question: How close are the stars of the Big Dipper? As a rule, we see only the seven brightest stars of the Big Dipper, though there also are 14 dimmer ones in the fa- mous constellation These shy ones form the head and paws of the bulky bear as the Big Bear, alias Ursa Major. Our seven Big Dipper stars form his rump and his long curved tail That tail qual- ified the Big Bear as an ima- ginary superstar Earthly bears have stubby little tails not worth mentioning Stars and other celestial ob- iects seem to do their best to fool our eyes We can't trust our eves to measure the dis- tances between them jn de-' grees of sky distance For ex- ample, the two pointer stars of the Big Dipper are about five degrees apart, which is ten times as wide as the full moon Even in the sky, objects tend to shrink with distance. So we might guess that some stars in the Big Dipper are closer to us because they appear bigger and brighter. However, astronom- ers discredit this sort of guess-' work Patiently they use com- plex methods to measure the true sizes and distances of sep-, arate stars. What appears to' be a big bright star just might i be a smallish neighbor Or it might be a distant whopper Separate stars also move hither and thither at fantastic speeds But space is so vast that we could observe only slight changes in 1.000 years. The Big Dipper stars prove to be enormius distances from us I and from each other. The' following figures may vary in different books because astron- omers constantly recheck and I correct their measurements We must eye the Big Dipper stars one by one. so let's use the common Arabic names they have had for 1.000 years or more The sparkler at the tip of the handle is Alkaid. The distance of this bright, white whopper has been estimated as 210 light years Each light year equals about 27 million-million earth miles. Next in line, from our point of view is Mizar, a verv fa- mous binary star system Its distance fiom us is 80 light jears which is a giant stride of 130 light years from Alkaid. The third Star in the handle is Alioth. tagged at a distance of 68 light years The second poin- ter star, at the lip of the bowl. 15 big bright Dubhe. also about 68 light years from the earth. Merak is the first pointer, at the base of the bowl. In the other corner is Phad. Dimmer Megrez joins the handle to the bowl. These stars also are dif- ferent distances from the earth and irotn each other. Five of the seven stars be- long to a moving cluster, tra- velling in more-or-less the same direction. Alkaid and Dubhe are going in the opposite direc- tion By A.D., these changes will have tumed the Big Dipper upside down. Long before that, light years will be added or subtracted to the dis- tances of the seven stars. Some may be closer, others will be other. Qnestions asked by children j of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hontington Beach, California (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973 CAM VOU TELL WHAT 1T IS, S? PROFESSOR? )X AM'JTS P. D OF THAT OFFENSIVE ITS. ALL MO sjo rJOTHIKj'Lt. DESTROY HXL-B'LW CCJUUP-S FASTER'N "mEMft Bob Montana ARCHIE, LOOK AT AU.THOSE ARE THE BALLS SOME OOESNT EVEN KNOW MY BAU. FROM A MUSHROOM jl HAD TO FIND STRAiG! AN HI AND LOlS-Bv Dik Browne LUCKILY, MR. FQOFRAM WE SAW THIN6S SLOW AT THE OFFICE TOPAy. TALKED ME INTO PUCKIrJS OUT TO SEE A MOVIE WHAT PIP VOU SEE? SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browne A MICE 6UY- A iSO A ONJE VOLl'pB TrlE TORS, TrlE fJEXT YOU'RE A BUS INJ ESS FOP 10 ICE A00UT? ATTILA THE BUGS BUNNY YER NOT EATIN' AS MUCH AS YA USUAU-Y OO, PETUNIA'. CAN I @ET VA WOMEN'S LIB... CHUCKLE!