Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
_ THI IETHBRID6B HERAIP Friday, June 22, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Even one cigarette can be harmful Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON Dear Dr. Lamb I am an ex-smoker and have recently read one of your articles about tobacco. Why do people who write about the dangers of cig- arettes always say that when anyone smokes two packages of cigarettes a day, and inhales them, it is harmful? The truth is that even under a pack a day is harmful to a person's health. I believe if you would say cigarette smoking in any amount is dangerous it would cause more people to give them up. My husband has smoked for years and has a terrible cough, and he never feels good. He has left them off for as long as two weeks, and in that short time he feels better, eats better, and his cough gets better, but he starts smoking one and event- ually four cigarettes a day and the next thing you know, he's feeling bad again. He has never smoked two packs a day, but they definitely hurt him. Most articles leave the impres- sion that up to two packs a day won't hann your health, so why don't you tell the peo- ple the truth. Dear Header If I've ever given the impression that any amount of smoking is all right for a person's health, it certain- ly has not been my intention. Studies show that beginning with one cigarette, the more one smokes, the more likely Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "Only four figures, and all Ted commented. "That's easy to remember. It's just one more than four times what you get if you add to- gether the squares of its two halves." Stan shook his head. "I don't get it. What halves do you "You replied Ted. "The first two digits make one, and the last two make the oth- er." What was the number? Thanks for an idea to S. L. Craig, Oakland, California. (Answer Monday) ___ Yesterday's answer: POSTIE was 174953. there is to be difficulty. I agree that a pack of cig- arettes a day is harmful. Even three or four cigarettes a day can be harmful. A person who's been a reasonably heavy smok- er and then cuts down, but continues to smoke even one or two cigarettes a day, will not get the full benefits that he should in reversing abnormal changes in the cells within the lungs. Some of these cellular changes seem to be maintained even by small amounts of the cigarette smoke. Certainly any- one who has a cough and other problems associated with ciga- rettes should stop smoking im- mediately. If you've read very many of my columns you know that I also feel that being forced to inhale the cigarette smoke from other people is also bad for our health. T Dear Dr. Lamb If exercise is so important how come bed- ridden patients can survive 30 or 40 years and live until their 70s without hardly moving? Dear Reader In the first place, not many of them do. So the basic assumption implied in your question isn't necessar- ily true. There are examples of individuals who do live a long time at bed rest or with other disabling factors that prevent physical activity. One safe- guard these people have is that they are unable to go out and engage in physical activity be- yond the limits of their capa- bility. They are not likely to sit before the television set and stuff themselves with potato chips and cheese dips and then run to catch the bus. Many disabled patients are under constant medical super- vision, and problems which occur are often taken care of immediately. There is an old saying that one way to live a long life is to get a chronic di- sease and take care of it. Pos- sibly because they cannot get to the kitchen, these indivi- duals who are not obese tend to live longer than overweight individuals There are always exceptions to general rules, and exercise is not the only factor in longevity. Send1 your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper. P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Losing Weight" booklet. SATURDAY, JUNE 23 birthday today: This year you break old and new habits. Relationships are sub- ject to changes, interruptions, competition. Initiative passes into your hands. Today's na- tives have a much needed streak of stoicism in their make-up. ARIES (March 21 April All things mechanical or elec- trical are to be handled with care, or even better, left unused for the moment. TAURUS (April 20 May More attention to your health care is in order. You may dis- cover an old source of opposi- tion and the means to cope with it. GEMINI (May 21 June Strive for consistency, stick with long established habits and plans. There are simpler solutions for most prob'ems CANCER (June 21 July Temper and temperament avail you nothing. Do it your- self if you want anything to go your way. LEO (July 23 Aug. Your fair share of responsi- bility and duty should be easily defined. Take no more, but be prepared for criticism in any case. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Economy is needed today, both in materials and intan- j gibles. Add to your savings rather than invest in specula- tive projects. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. For once you are at a disad- vantage if you impulsively butt in on events as others seem to be doing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Try to show calm and serene leadership, or at least set a good example, wherever you are. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Endless rounds of discus- sion lead nowhere, but are valuable in helping people di- gest recent stressful exper- ience. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. If you can, give yourself a cheering at-home vacation, and conquer your tendency for obstinancy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. You needn't be impatient pause for reflection, advice. Contracts are apt to contain provisions you should know more about. (Feb. 19 March Clear thinking and thrift are at a high premium. Trivial mat- ters become important if not settled quickly. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) EVEfMHINSAUOAVSK WHAT 5 HAffENS so FAST AT CAMK.I MEETlNS. JVE60TA6KEATIPEA.. NflMlNATeTHE KIP HERS WITH THE SACKCVERHIS HEAP.1 TUMBUEWEEDS-By Tern K. Ryan NOW LI5SEM HEAR, POPS! I WANWA MERRY VFR PAUOHTeR! HOW MUCH YAASKIN' PER FROM YOU: TEN MILLION PONIES. TEN THEV MIU.YUN TONYS IN THE HOLE WORUPJ THERE'LL 0E A PRIBF INTERLUDE WHILE 2 IS PAINSTAKINGLY APPEPT02. BLONDIE-By Chic Young GOREN ON BRIDGE Ask Andy Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Frank LaMusga, age 11, of Chis- holm, Minnesota, for his ques- tion: How many Canadian Provinces are there? The Dominion of Canada is a federation of ten provinces and two regions called terri- tories. Its vast area of almost four million square miles ex- tends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and stretches from the Great Lakes to Santa's estate by the Arctic Sea. This is 6.8 per cent of the earth's land and only Russia is bigger. Canada is home to more than 22 mil- lion people. It has cities of scen- ic beauty, though most of the laud is a series of wide open spaces under the skies. Canada's ten provinces are 12're picture books crammed with of scenic var- iations. North of the 60th para- llel are the Yukon Territories and the Northwest Territories. Their endless expanses of tun- BY CHARLES H. GOREN 6 CMott TritiTO East-West vulnerable. West NORTH A AIDS OK95 JMJ8752 WEST EAST AKQ53 A.I9764 tfAJ63 SPQIOS O2 O874 4 A3 SOUTH 4k 2 O A Q J 10 6 3 Tbc bidding: West North .East South 1 4> Pass 1 Z O O Pass 3 V Pasi 4 4 Pasc Pass Pass Opening lead: Deuce of A substantial swing result- ed when the above hand was dealt in a recent team-of- four contest. At one table, the bidding proceeded as depicted in the diagram and West made the effective lead of a trump against the final contract of four diamonds. Declarer played dummy's king and returned the four of hearts. East alertly put up the ten, South covered with the king, and West won with the ace. West had no mere trumps to 'lead, so he shifted to a small club in an attempt to put his partner in. East played the ace of clubs, fell- ing declarer's king, and led a second round of diamonds. There was only one trump left in dummy, and South was unable to ruff out his losing hearts. By leading diamonds at every opportunity, the de- was able to establish three heart tricks, which to- gether with the ace of clubs spelled a one-trick defeat for North and South. At the other table, South arrived at a contract of five diamonds which was dou- bled. West chose to open the king of spades and the ace was played from dummy. A low heart was led, and East made the fatal slip of follow- ing with the eight instead of putting up the ten. Declarer merely covered the eight of hearts with the nine and West was in with the jack. The latter shifted somewhat 'belatedly to a in the closed South ruffed a heart in dummy, observing the fall of East's ten. A spade ruff put declarer back in and this time he led the king of hearts. West covered with the ace, North ruffed, and East's queen fell. South trumped a spade, drew the remaining diamond and then cashed the seven of hearts, picking up West's six establishing the five as the game-going trick. In the end, declarer con- ceded a club trick and claimed his doubled contract for a score of 550 points [250 for the trick score and 300 bonus for a non-vulnerable Darnel. The net swing on the deal, counting the one trick set registered by his team- mates at the other table, was 600 points. Bridge results Lethbndge Duplicate Clubs Ladies Wed. Afternoon O.B.C. June 13 N S 1 Mrs Ena Turner and Mrs !rma Shaw, 2. Mrs Gertie McMillan and Mrs Mary Watson, 3 Mrs Mary Green and Mrs. Ida Allen EW 1 and 2 tied, W-s Pauline Premachuk and Mrs Harriet Nilsson with Mrs Gladys Redfern and Mrs Verla Martin, 3 Mrs Muriel Barrow and Mrs Dons Cranston Hamilton Wed. Evening O.B.C. June 13 N S 1 Mrs Ruth Chapman and Mrs. Isobel Johnson, 2. John Lebeau and Mark Ycshihara 3 Richard Spaceman and David Miron E W 1. Betty Palmer and Neil Van Seters, 2 Irvm QUCT ard Bill 3 Wiima and Winter. Novice Game June 13 1 Al Henke and Hans Hulstem, I Mr and Mrs Bill Kwiczak, 3 Mr. and Mrs Earl Mcllrov Thursday Night D.B.C. June 14 N S 1 J C. Landeryou and Mrs M J. Grant, SOB Bentsen and K. L Waters 3 John Maegaard and Mrs Betty Palmer. E W 1 Mrs Pauline McLean and Mrs. Irma Shaw, 2 Mrs. Harriet Nils- son and Richard Spackman, 3 Mrs Dons Cranston and Mrs. Jean Whim- ster Friday Night D.B c. June 15 N S. 1. K L Waters and Irma Shaw, 1 Bill Dodd and Hank Tarns, 3 B C Evans and M J Grant E W 1 David Miron and H. C. Ko, 2 Neil Van Seters and Betty Palmer, 3 Dons Michaehs and Bill Zumstem Welcomed visitors at trve clubs this week were Al Henke, Calgary, Hank Tarns Edmonton and Mr. A. Kranna, Toronto JW DASWOOD, I'VE BEEM COOKIM6 UP SOMETHIM6 ALL, AFTEFiMOON so LET'S GO TO DIMMED ATSEMIO'S BUT IF YOU COOKED UP SOMETHWS, WHY SO TO GEMIO'S FOR DIMMER? THAT'S WHAT- r I COOKED UP BEETLE BAILEY-By Moit Walker U.S. to attend governor EDMONTON fCP) Nev- ada governor Michael O'Cal- laghan has accepted an invi- tation to be honorary president of the city's 1973 Klondike Days celebration. He is to participate in the parade and opening of the 10- day show July 18. dra and Arctic scenery is set aside for only the sturdiest characters to enjoy. Canada is enormous and to describe it here is like trying to cram a planet into a peanut. In a few hours, a fast cross- country ]et can give us brief glimpses of major geographi- cal regions. Flying eastward, we look down the lofty western mountains and see them slope down to prairies and wide fer- tile plains. Around Hudson Bay, the enormous Canadian Shield spreads south, east and north to the Arctic. Its hard ancient bedrock was clawed by the ice ages and melting glaciers strewed its surface with boulders. But vast geographic regions of this sort ignore man-made boundaries. These we must view from the j ground. One good way is to drive miles from ocean to ocean along the Trans-Can- ada Highway. Let's start our tour in the Province of British Columbia, where Vancouver Is- land nestles close to the Paci- fic Coast. Around us are the magnificent Canadian Rockies, with lofty peaks, forested slopes and verdant valleys. The picture book scenery lin- gers as we glide down the west- ern slopes into the Province of Alberta. Soon we smell prair- ie flowers. Then we drive on eastward to the great plains. As we cross the Province of Saskatchewan and the Province of Manitoba, we are surround- ed by fertile farmland and end- less fields of golden gram. The next Province is Ontario, with farms and forests and scenic wonderlands of island dotted lakes. When we leave, we cross the huge handsome Province of Quebec, much too lovely for mere words. Finally our fabulous highway curves to take us through the Maritime J Provinces that dip their toes in' the Atlantic. We visit the Prov- ince of New Brunswick and cross waterways to reach the Provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New- foundland. Our long journey shows but small samples of the ten prov- inces. The territories are to the north, where they beckon us onward, to icebound islands in the Aii-Uc Sea. Much of the re- gion is tundra, where the world sleeps through the long dark winter. But the springtime sun brings flocks of birds and the land is a rainbow carpet of blossoms and puddles. The rest of the world is forgotten as the tundra wakes from its ice- age winter to the surging beau- ty of spring. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hnnticgton Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973 THE TROUBLE IS, I'M STUL V- ON THE OTMEP RAND, CIVILIAN LIFE WHAT IT LISEP TO BE; LI'L ABNER-By A! Capp TO'BACKBONE O'HILL-BILTY CULTURE ]S NOT HON-V IT EV'RVBODV GIMME ALL. TH'MOMEV THEV CSIRA HOW'LL i PAV y MV ROOM CAUGHT VO' WORFWIN'tf- ANYBODY ELSE ARCHlE-By Bob Montana DID YOU OLYMPIC SWIMMING TEAM IS TRAINING IN AND DID TOU HEAR JUSHEAD, __ IS IT TRUE..'.. ...YOU'REGOINS OUT FORTHE WHEN THE TEAM'S' HUN6RY...I GO OUT FOR HI AND LOIS-By Oik USED TO ASK WHV WE PIDN'T HAVE ANX CHANGED IN THE WEVE MARRIEP SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik I'M MOT ttJOpRIBD OWE BIT TXAT vou woM'r MAKE A MY WOW, OH, I SUPPOSE MOT ALL BAP. AT OME NEVEH IC6 A COCHTAIU FAftTV. BUGS BUNNY HIVA, KIPS...DROOLI YA ET YET? SOMS PEOPLE WOULD BE EM0ARRASSEP ABOUT IN ON US LIKE THIS WHEN WE WANT TO BE AUON6J BUT NOT A OVERBSAR-] OBNOXIOUS CREEP LIKE ME...PASS CATSUP!