Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Tuesday, March 12, 19f4 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am hooked. For the past five or six years I have had to keep a bottle of nasal spray in my possession 24 hours a day. I have talked with other people who have the same problem Someone suggested taking large quantities of vitamin C. but this was to no avail If I don't have the nasal spray, my nasal passages stay clogged. I have also heard that the long-term use of anti- 'histammes was detrimental. Help, please. Dear Reader Yes, you'll need more than vitamin C for that problem. Your case is a good illustration of the dangers of nasal decongestant sprays too often. They work because the medicine in the sprays constricts the small blood vessels and causes the nasal membranes to shrink. The problem is that these medicines wear off and then a rebound reaction occurs and the membranes swell more than they were swollen in the tirst place. li you use these medicines lor just a few days during swelling from a cold they are all right, in limited amounts. But, you should never continue these medicines on your own for more than a few days They cause a chemical reaction to the nasal membranes, and then you have a new and more persistent problem. It usually requires the help of a specialist in ear, nose and throat problems to help you get off the habit or you can get. help from your family doctor. No doubt you will have to tough it out with a stuffed nose until your membranes can recover, and that may take a 1 while For the rest of my readers, I would say take heed, and don't let this happen to you. A word about sprays, if you must spray use a squeeze bottle or a squeeze bulb. The aerosol sprays into the nose and back of the throat can be dangerous in my opinion, and I don't think you should use any aerosol sprays into the throat Dear Dr. Lamb I am a girl. 16. Lately several people have noticed that I've been breathing heavily. I never used to. It could be due to my weight. I'm five feet four and weigh 130 pounds It might also have to do with the lact that I just had a nose job a few months ago. I'm a bit worried. Could you please tell me what causes this? Dear Reader Most likely it is from the nose job In reducing the size of the nose the air passages are usually narrowed. The result is that the breathing through the nose is often not as easy. Forcing the air through the smaller passages results in more noise, just as water running rapidly through a narrow channel makes more noise. I'd ignore it unless you feel uncomfortable. If you have too much breathing difficulty, you may need to have the nasal passages enlarged Some small noses are more of a decoration than a functional organ. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, 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. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this very easy addition alpharnetic stands for a particular but different digit. Of course it adds up to a SNAP! What exactly must that be? Thanks for an idea to L. Baker, Athens, Alabama. (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Uncle Fred had 79 cents. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN O Tta TlWMt North-S o u t h vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AQ9 V J862 0 QMS WEST EAST 4653 ?A973 0 A974 0 K82 9 5 3 8 2 SOUTH KJ1074 V 5 0 J53 A AJ64 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass 1 4 Pass 1 NT Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass 3 4 Pass .4 4> Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of V. Declarer counted his los- ers and saw only three. Un- fortunately, he never both- ered to check whether he would have the time to cash his winners! Since his only four-card suit was not biddable. North elected to open with the "convenient" bid one dub. After his partner's one spade response. North opted for a rebid of one no trump as being more descriptive than a raise to two spades with only three trumps and a perfectly balanced hand. However, when South showed chib support, North decided U was time to re- veal his spade support, and a good contract of four spades was the result. West led the king of hearts and continued with the queen, which declarer ruffed. South could see only two diamond losers in addi- tion to the heart he had al- ready lost, so he proceeded to draw trumps in three rounds. Next he set about trying to establish a dia- mond trick by leading low from his hand toward dum- my. However, West was alert. He rose with the ace of diamonds and led the 10 of hearts, forcing declarer to ruff with his last trump. When East won the king of diamonds, he still had the ace of hearts to cash for a one-trick set. Declarer should have real- ized that he would not have time to set up a diamond winner. Instead, dummy's high trumps should have suggested the possibility of a dummy reversal. After ruffing the second heart, correct technique is to lead a low trump to the nine and ruff another heart. The king of clubs serves as an entry to dummy for a third heart ruff. Declarer over- takes his king of spades with dummy's ace and draws the outstanding trump with the queen, discarding a diamond from his hand. New he can cash three more crab tricks for his contract In all, de- clarer scores three ruffs, three trumps and four crabs he doesn't make a dia- mond trick, he does fulfill his contract. in. Your horoscope By Jeim Diion WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Your birthday today: Finds you in the early stages of discovery of further potentials for growth and personal happiness. Nothing is as yet complete or full, nothing quite foreclosed or finished. For you this is a year of youthful spirit, in which relationships evolve as you practice the art of giving. Today's natives tend to an impulsive, exuberant nature, are usually given to positive thinking and are rather persistent in the pursuit of idealist projects. ARIES (March 21 April Not a day for making major decisions. Mutual assistance depends on trust developed over long, successful contact rather than appeals to reason. TAURUS (April 20 May Financial matters need more precise facts. Shortrange plans run into stumbling blocks, and delays are normal Have some alternatives prepared. GEMINI (May 21 June Wishful thinking is revealed for what it is. Four days are needed for your current proj- ects to come to balance. Stay on the self-confident side. CANCER (June 21 -July Visible progress is extremely slight in today's uphill passage. Little close co- operation seems available. Meditation inspires revelation LEO (July 23 Aug. Many rounds of talk (some of it fairly ear-splitting) lead to eventual clarification of today's questions. What seems appropriate timing is apt to be quite premature. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Pay attention to what people do rather than what they say this morning, and you'll be farther ahead. Handling of cash takes more vigilance than usual. LIBRA (Sept. 23 -Oct. Letting well enough alone is again a fine art today. If experiments do begin, they must continue over an extended period before any tenable balance is achieved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Money seems determined to escape, and for little or nothing in return. If you can provoke enough discussion, by and by you will see the pattern. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Associates have more problems now than you do, the least you can dp is listen while they figure things out in their own minds. Check details as you go. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Take nothing to an extreme. Overzealous comments lead to dissension. By way of contrast, life on the home front improves greatly in late hours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. A joint effort today depends on tolerance, your own more than the other fellow's (Acceptance of some different views is yet PISCES (Feb. 19 March People show unexpected reactions; machines tend to stop for no apparent reason. A philosophical attitude as you patiently sort things out is invaluable. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy FLIGHTY RECORD Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Sharon Davis, age 12, of Hudson, New York, for her question: Which bird holds the long distance migration record? There are several champs who migrate perhaps to miles each year and ane super-champ whose yearly tour may ba miles. In summer, one of the champs nests in your neighborhood, in northern New York. He is the pretty, sweet singing bobolink. Come September, he sets off for the summery pampas far south of the equator, some of his species migrate miles. Come they migrate another miles back. Many migrators are birds that live on land or by inland waters. Most of them travel by fairly direct routes, via popular flyways. The long distance super-champ is the Arctic tern. He is a sea-bird who can dive for his dinner and sit to rest like a duck on the water. He travels over the ocean. Actually he may take one of several tours and detours between the Arctic and the Antarctic. The super-champ resembles a smallish sea gull with dainty pointed wings and a forked swallow-tail. His pale, pearly- grey plumage is set off with a neat little black cap and a pinkish bill. Various members of his species nest around the Arctic sea and in northern Greenland. At summers end. if he nests in northeastern Alaska, he travels leisurely southward along the coastline of North America, then South America. He may continue on to the very shores of Antarctica. If he nests toward the northeast, he flies southward over the sea between Greenland and North America. Some of his kinfolk veer eastward across the Atlantic, brush by Iceland and swerve around Ireland or England, continuing south along the western coast of Europe and Africa. Some winter around the shores of southern Africa. Some winter on islands in the mid-South Atlantic. Sometimes he goes even further. After flying all the way along the coast of Africa, past the Cape of Good Hope, he continues on across the icy ocean to the shores of the Antarctic continent. Chances are, he arrives there for Christmas, just in time to turn around and start the long 'ocean tour back to his summer nesting grounds in the Arctic. If he continues on to the southern limit of his range, the Arctic tern may migrate a distance of miles. This means that the dainty little bird flies miles there and back every year. So far as we know, this is the long distance migration record in the entire bird world. Most likely the runner-up is the golden plover, who is a more precise navigator. This graceful bird nests in the northern tundra and winters in Argentina. Come fall, he joins flocks of migrating birds and takes the popular Atlantic Flyway as far as Newfoundland. From there he flies southward over the sea to South America and continues over land to the southern pampas. Come spring, he returns by an alternate overland route, via the Central Flyway along the Mississippi Valley. There and back, the golden plover may migrate a yearly distance of miles. Mind by child- Ten of Herald should mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 76S, Huntfngton Beach, California 9264B. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. Flashback 1539 Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli was elevated to the papacy as Pius XII. 1536 Floods caused damage in Belleville, Ont. 1939 Saskatchewan passed legislation prohibiting the display of religious emblems in public schools. 1999 Davie Croll, Canada's first Jewish senator, was born. AH QOTTA MASSACRE irs W1AH DUTY JORONE.AS'JOU'U- SEE-THERE. K> POWER GREATER THAN FU- uw CAN'T i ONE OF THE TEACHERS EVEN CRITICIZED AW LUNCH i SHE SAlP I HAP TOO MAW ANP NOT SH CARROTS.. IT'S TIME TO WHEN EVEN CRITICIZE 1QVR LUNCH! 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