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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 29, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Vitamin E's value in leg cramps Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON Dear Dr. Lamb Rob-, about smoking in one's j ert E. Olson, professor at St bedroom before retiring. Most Louis University, told new s-1 of my friends agree that it is a men at a recent session of the American Heart Association that the touted benefits of vita- min E are mostly a myth. He did state, however, that large doses of vitamin E benefited an aliment in which the circula- tion through the arteries to the legs is impaired, making walk- ing difficult and painful. Having deveolped this condi- tion, Dr. Olson's opinion is of more than passing interest to me and quite likely others who are thus afflicted. I am sure a column devoted in part to the benefits of vita- min E. if any, would be of gen- bad habit. There are some who disagree, usually in a heated manner. Would you kindly write one of your articles on this subject? I would very much appreciate it. Dear Reader You probably SATURDAY, JUNE 30 Your hirthday today: Opens ons of the most di- verse, interesting (as will be ieen later) chapters of your Jiie. You arc thrust into un- situations time and until you can cope with almost an) thing without notice. Today's natives enjoy hcme life, often succeed un- der stringent conditions ARIES (.March 21 April All sorts of fresh beginnings are in progress, some of them tentative, all requiring discre- bring strife or rumor. eral interest. Dear Reader Olson did state that vitamin E was useful in treating leg cramps caused by inadequate circulation to the leg muscles because of ath- erosclerosis (fatty blockage of the Many people also believe vitamin E is useful in leg cramps in general. How it is not known. Tf a person has leg cramps from fatty blockage of his ar- teries to the legs, however, he should first have a complete medical examination. In some Instances, the blockage is lo- calized and vascular surgeons can put an arterial graft of synthetic material around the localized block or replace the blocked artery. By detounng blood around the diseased ar- teries, normal circulation to the leg can sometimes be restored. This operation is not applicable to all people. If a person has extensive disease m the arter- ies of the legs, extending all the way down to the foot, it may be impossible to detour the know from reading my column tion and great care that I wouldn't recommend (April May smoking anywhere, in or out of the bedroom. Smoking in any closed room tends to build up the carbon monoxide level. If there's only one smoker and the room is fairly large the level might not be too high but if you're talking about a small room with poor ventilation and a large number of smokers then it can exceed the levels normal- ly accepted as safe by indus- try. blocked area. In recognizing I doubt that one smoker in the bedroom is going to build up that high a level, but even so, the amount of smoke irri- tants thet can develop in a room are rather disagreeable to the non-smoker. There is al- ways the possibility of falling asleep while smoking and in- numerable reasons why a per- son shouldn't smoke, which I've discussed before. Add to this the safety problem of possible fires in the bedroom and it doesn't seem very wise. Most people who vehemently defend "such a practice are hooked on the habit. Also, they usually have no appreciation for how much trouble it causes the non-smoker. If they do. they certainly are relatively insensi- tive to anybody else's prob- lems. Come to think of it, I'm having difficulty thinking of one single reason why a person snould smoke in the bedroom or why a person should smoke sports VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Your mind sharpens with in- tereof in today's events. It's unlikely vou'll ever forget what happens. LIBRA 23 Oct. Minding your own affairs be- comes a delicate art. Altho you won't have a chanca to relax, there's fun if you keep it light. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Intense rivalry is apt to de- velop over almost anything. Take the experience as an op- portunity to learn the mechan- ics of your system. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. There's enough conflict to Early incidents give this j vide grist for any mill. Strive, j iitjresting day a good start, j to add nothing which would j Keep things rolling it's time FIGHT! THOSE TWO VlU STOP 6UYSAKE 'EM, SACK.'! RSHTIN6J y V-3 THAT WAS EASY! I JUSTTOLP 'EM THAT OUR CAMP REALLY TUMBLEWEEDS-8y Tom K. Ryan "tor celebration. to avoid dissension. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. GEMINI (May 21 June i CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Stick with simple everyday rou- j Visitors bring tales and tines. Getting others to do some {perhaps presents. Be at your of your work entails confusion J tactful best, listen well in order it yourself. CANCER (June 21 July Personal satisfaction comes Arise in serenity, attend you despite a variety of incom- personal projects early, before plete details. Keep plans un- the crowd. You'll be happy complicated, with plenty of lee-1 you're preparsd. 3y. PISCES (Feb. 19-March LEO (July 23 Aug. Ma-1 Right action and adequate re- i jor problems are suits are promised take ad-' but keep business dealings for j vantage cf transitory conditions business days. Spend some i favoring vour creative talents time in or with organized i 1973, The Chicago Tribune way. BLONDIE-By Chic Young Ask Andy some of the outside the bedroom either. things that vitamin E does not do. I think that it is equally im- portant to note what some of these applications are. Its use in leg cramps caused by inade- quate circulation appears to j have some merit. i Dear Dr. Lamb have I fead discussions with various! "Spastic Colon" booklet. Semi voiir 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 new booklet on spas- tic colon, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for The torpedo fish Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Julie Laturnus, age 12, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, for her question: What is a torpedo fisli? He is a relative of the flap- ping rays, the stringy tailed sting ravs and the so-called devil-fish who is not so fierce as he looks. The torpedo fish i shaped blob with no tail worth i mentioning and the numbfish is no longer than 17 inches. At least two larger torpedo fishes flap off the Atlantic and Pacific shores of North Ameri- ca. The speckled Atlantic spe- cies is a roundish disk attach- j ed to a strong thick body wLh fleshy fins and a fat little fan- shaped tail. His average weight i is around 100 pounds, though whopping 200 pounders have been caught. "OW ABOUT THIS LOVELY SHEER ME3LJSEE FOR YOUR. I'O V-'EVHR BUY MY A TrilWS LIKE THAT.' VOU CAM SEE RIS IT.' WEUyYOU COULD 6STHER A PAIR OF COVERALLS TO WEAR UMDSft BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker fires off torpedos, but not the j The California torpedo fish sort you would expect. His tends to be larger and 200 NOW CAU.EP AWBA 5ALIM, BUT X PIPNT KNOW. YOU LI'L Al Capp GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN CIlIOM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A QS5 8552 K A K 10 9 WEST EAST 43 A.T <2AJ4 CQ107 OA10654 SOUTH A K in n 6 K9- Void J72 The bidding- South West Jsorth East 1 A Pass 3 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead. Four of A South had the good fortune to score an overtrick in his four spade contract. His re- ward was well earned, how- ever, for, like a good gener- al, he centered his campaign on preserving his weak spot from a direct enemy assault. West rejected an aggres- sive defense in favor of passive campaign by choos- ing to open the four of clubs and the ace was played from dummy. North's queen of spades drew the outstanding trumps and declarer paused to assess his prospects. If he took the club finesse and it succeeded, a heart could Eventually be discarded on the dummy's long club, and South restricts his loss on the deal to one or two heart trick depending upon which opponent has the ace of that suit. If the club finesse should fail, however, a heart return may administer a prompt setback to South's hopes if West has the ace of hearts and the defense can cash three tricks in that suit. De- clarer looked for an alterna- tive plan, that might improve his chances. At trick three, the king of diamonds was led from dummy. When East followed with the deuce, South dis- carded a club instead of ruffing, and West was in with the ace of diamonds. A club came back and declar- er put up North's king. When the queen fell, the dummy's clubs were estab- lished and South was able to discard two hearts from his hand. A trick was conceded to the ace of hearts and de clarer claimed 11 tricks. The fall of the club queen, extremely fortunate, was not essential to South's campaign. Once the diamond trick can be conceded to West, declarer's success comes assured. If the queen of clubs does not drop when the king is played, cummy continues with ten. K East covers with the queen, South ruffs and reenters dummy with a trump to dis- card a heart on the nine of clubs. If the ten of clubs is not covered, declarer merely discards a heart from his hand. If West has the queen cf clubs, he is welcome to it, for he cannot attack the heart suit without establish- ing South's king. The de- fense is limited to three club, one dia- mond and OM heart. If East had covereo North's king of diamonds with the ace, South ruffs and now must rely on the club suit. His best bet is still to refuse the finesse, playing ace, king and another for every effort should be exerted to keep East out of the lead to protect heart holdine. ammunition is powerful jolts of electricity. However, he is not related to the famous electric eel, who keeps up a constant barrage of jotls that whack his friends, his enemies and even himself. H -i About 340 gristle-boned rays and skates belong in the bat- winged Order Batoidei. Some families in this fishy group have whip-tails armed with venomous stingers. Others do not The 36 species of electric rays are in the Family Torpedimdae. They are fitted with special organs that deliver large or small jolts of electricity. In this group we find the genus Torpedo, which includes the 13 or so large and small torpedo fishes. These stunning fellows en- joy life in tropical and semi- tropical seas, from the tidal shores way out to waters al- most a mile deep. A couple called the numbfish and the cramp-fish live off Australia where they sometimes, jolt cramps and numbness into the muscles of human swimmers. The crampfish is a half-oval pounders aie noc uncommon. A large torpedo fish can send j an electric jolt of 200 volts j through the water. This is! enough to stun a man for a I minute or so, or knock him off i his feet. And a shot from a tor- pedo fish t'is been known to shock a leopard shark clear out of his aquarium tank onto the boardwalk. The two batteries of a tor- pedo fish are located in his wings, one on each side of his flat head. These electric organs are modified muscle tissue, buitl from small disks, called plate or prisms. The disks are separated by fibrous connec- tive tissue and stacked in neat columns. Usually there are 400 disks in a column and each battery is a bundle of 150 to columns. Apparently a torpedo fish can control his electric shots. He uses them to shock mackerel and other frisky fishes he fan- cies tor dinner. Then he swal- lows his stunned victims whole He also uses his battery to protect himself from sharks and other suspected enemies. [LTLTU 1., THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION HAS MORE. MONEY THAM FORT KNOX ODCD aooo -BUT EVEN HARDER TO GE r AfJV OUT OF JT.V THE REASON IS ITS CHAIRMAN 1RONGWP LEAVES N I HO OME TO TOAPPLWFOP.A dOB-MOTTOTHE NICKEL. TOff MO REAL AMERICAN W! LL ACCEPT CHARITY THE OTHERS (DONT DESERVE IT ARCHIE-By Bob Montana Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Tom had a sheet of paper in his hand. ''Here we are, twenty he said. "I give you a nickel for the first one you get right, two nickels the sec- ond, three the third, and so on." "Okay, replied Bill. "But what about any I don't get "A good question" Tom chuckled. "You pay me a dime the first you don't get right, two dimes the second, four dimes the third, and so on. Double up each time." So the quiz started. When it was all over, Bill found he had cleared S290 on the deal. How- many questions did he answer When threatened, a large tor- pedo fish shoots off a barrage of electric shocks. The first shot, maybe 200 volts, is the strongest and gradually his power fails. After the series, his ammunition is spent and it takes him several days to re- charge his batteries. Baby tor- pedo fishes are boni alive and they can shoot off mild shocks, even before birth. Questions asfced by children of Herald readers slioold be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hnntington Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973 A CHANCE TO BUY A LITTLE PIECE OF LftNOl GET BACK TO NATURE, AND.. WAL....WHO TOLD YATA 6O IN THAR? HI AND LOlS-Py Dik Browns ITS NOT POLITE TO LISTEN IN ON OTHER PEOPLE'S CONVERSATIONS, CHIPS TYING UP THE PHONE MAWNS MUSHY TALK TO SOME AOAIM TAKES ACTION j BELGRADE, Yugoslavia I (A P frustrated motorist! whose car frequently was hemmed in by double-parking guests of Zagreb's Laguna Hotel finally retaliated by throwing a tear-gas grenade into the lobby. SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal Three hundred coughing guests f stum Wed into the street and po- j correctly? (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: PLUTO lice decided to investigate the i was 60928. parking problem. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browne THIS TrlE WAV TO ERAM? BUGS BUNNY SYLVESTER, ARE YA THROUGH CLEANIN' TH'SORILLA'S ITS TIME FSK. 1 1. SHOULD SE FINISHEP IN A FEW .MINUTES! ;