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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE IFIHBRIOGE HERAID Wednoitby, Morcli 28, 1973 Ask Andy Sleepwalking Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of I lie Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Ros- anne Tohvs, age 15, of Lind- en, Alberta for her question: Wiry do people sleepwalk? Medical scientists cannot ex- plain all the secrets of normal sleep and oddities such as sleepwalking are even more mysterious. Most experts sus- pect that it may be caused by half-buried worries and unsolv- ed emotional problems. Statis- tics indicate that it is common among children. Al- most always it stops when tbey become adults, capable of solv- ing their daily frustrations be- fore bedtime. We hear all sorts of tancilul tales about sleepwalking. Most oE them are wildly exaggerated, the rest never happened. The very idea of walking around while fast asleep in the dead o! night tends to lie scary. So let's tackle the problem by first removing tlie panic. Naturally, nobody wants to go sleepwalk' ing. But medical experts as sure us that the event is almos' always quite harmless. In mos cases, the person merely gets up and stands or sits near thi bed. However, it is possible to stumble, perhaps down (hi stairs or even out of an open window. After all, the person ii asleep and unaware of his o: her surroundings. People used to believe that a sleepwalke never stumbles or falls. Ther were dizzy tales of sleeper balanced on lofty heights an walking safely across rooftops Old timers were sure that ther was no danger if the sleepe were not awakened. Modern researchers say tha sleepwalkers rarely if eve take long hazardous trips the dead of night. They als assure us that the person doe, not suffer a shattering shock awakened before getting bac into bed. In fact, if we spea softly, we can talk with a slee walker. However, the answer we get may be fanciful and u related to our conversatio This suggests that the uncon scious sleeper is dreaming. Sleep is a major mystery b cause the conscious mind is n on duty to report that go on. Until recently, nobody coul( explain it. Then new Instru ments and techniques were de- vised and the investigation o Sch tr, KT ha LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Questions answered about 'The Dear Dr. Lamb I just mar-1 woman is off the _pill it's not ried a few months ago and am taking birth control pills. The However, these findings al- ready suggest a few ideas about odd sleep habits. We know that normal restful sleep uon. occurs when a person closes out the excitements and prob- lems of the waking hours. If the emotions refuse to calm down, restful sleep is difficult and often Impossible. The ex-1 suspect that sleepwalk- I occurs when a person goes bed burdened with unsolved roblems of the day. Naturally we cannot solve all no world1 s problems before >edtime. If we even imagine iat this is possible, we have a erious problem of our own. Actually, the usual things that isturb sleep are nagging frus- rations and the weary old ead cannot set them aside wv il tomorrow. For some strange eason, it helps to share roublesome problem with friend or relative. Shar- ng reduces a problem and two leads are better than one. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 70S. Beach, California 92WS. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) to some of the questions 1 have so I'm hoping you'll be able to give me some informa- Corrections group formed CALGARY to a student sponsored confer ence on corrections at Moun Royal College decided to form an Alberta Corrections anc Criminology Association to pro- mote research and reform the criminal justice system. A seven member committe was formed to draft a constiti lion and charter the group un der the Provincial Societie Act. Dr. Craig Reid, director the Alberta John Howard Soc ety, said the move marks U' end of 10 years of efforts by th John Howard Society to forr such a group in the province !iecessary to avoid sexual ivity until resuning the pill. Don't worry about having small flow. Many women do vithout it having any particular significance. [AREMTTHeUAf I exftcres VTHEW TO K L'HEM I [ilk? FK5T MSN, EVERYONE ROCKEP ASODKR. WT NOU I NKEK SK ANYONE; PEOPLE SEcAlfPTO LAU6M A LOT MOKE IN 3 ANP ALREAPV LIYW6 I. IN TH6 TUMBlEWEEDS-By Tom K. Rvon Dear Dr. Lamb I like to know if there would any 1. Would I be able to become pregnant daring ths week I don't take the pill? 2. After the week you're off and then start again clo you rave to wait so many days be- re having intercourse. 3. My period does come ex- ctly on time but I only have for two days and flow little. 5 that serious? Dear Reader Birth control ills are really female hor- lones that have essentially the ame function of those normal formed by the ovary. When ou have a sufficiently high evel of these hormones in the xxly they tend to inhibit the lormone mechanism that stim Uates the release of ova jus as they do when a woman is tregnant. The flow is stopped o provide the normal cyclic espouse for the uterus and re- ults in menstruation. The way things work this in- erval is not long enough for the rhythmic mechanism to stimulate release of an ovum. Since an ovum is not released during this interval there is no way a person can get pregnant, but this means that a woman should not be able to get preg- nant during the week she is off :he pill. Rarely, a woman who is taking birth control pills does get pregnant, but this is most unusual. There Ls appar- ently no birth control procedure which is 100 per cent fool-proof short of removing the female organs. Because normal ovulation Is associated with a rhythmic me- chanism and the pUI prevents this even during the week a PQC1W WtlAT PO WJ HAVf FOR IN ft STATE OF EXTREME PEPRES5IOW ANP CAP5EP W HIS NO HOUSE? such thing as a light heart at- ,ack. If so. would you please explain how a person would [eel before and after the at- :ack. Dear Reader Generally the term means a heart attack with slight symptoms as oppos- ed to having a heart attack with severe chest pain and shock-like reactions. The light heart attack can be associated with mild chest discomfort of relatively short duration and be associated with only limited laboratory evidences, such as minor changes in the electro- cardiogram or heart tracing, and minor changes in the var- ious blood studies. After the initial attack the person may feel comfortable and have no symptoms at all, although there may be a greater tendency to- wards fatigue. It should be kept in mind that a light heart attack may "be associated with a minimal amount of damage to the heart but nevertheless it means the same thing, that there have been significant changes in the arteries to the heart muscle. This means the person should pay particular attention to reg- ulating his activity under the doctor's supervision and if there BLOMDIE-By Chic Young AND! WISH O'JR CUSTOM ERS WOULD SHUT UP.' 'OUR DUSIWESS TO BE VERV GOOD TMFSE PAYS BEETLE BAlLEY-By Mort Walker is any excess weight il should be lost under proper dietary control. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10010. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on cholester- ol, send 50 cents to the same, address and ask for "Choles- terol" booklet. Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON GOREN ON BRIDGE 1 0 Pass South 2NT West Pits Pass Pass BY CHAHLES H. GOREN C Itrt, The Ctfcw Trlbcri Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A K S 0 A J7 8 K 10 4 2 WEST EAST 8 2 AS 1 VQ7S4J O Q W 9 8 S A 63 SOUTH Q J 10 7 4 WA 10 6 The bidding: East Pus Pass Pass Pass Openinglead: Fiveof 0 In his eagerness to avail himself of a free finesse at the opening gun, South, the declarer at four spades, laid the groundwork for his own downfall. North and South reached game with an Indirect ap- proach. Altho North did not offer an immediate raise when Ssuth .responded with .one spade, after the latter rebid two no trump over two clubs. North showed his three card Irump support by bidding three spades to olfer a choice of contracts. South carried on to game in the suit. West opened the five of: diamonds and tha jack was played from dummy. East covered with the queen and South won the trick with the king. A small heart was led to the nine and East was In with the jack. He returned the five spades which was taken by North's ting. South played a heart to the nee and then ruffed out the ten with North's ace of spades. Trumps were drawn in two rounds with the queen and jack of spades and South led the nine of clubs, permitting it to ride when West played low. East was in with the jack of clubs and he returned the ten of diamonds to dummy's ace. South reentered his hand by ruffing a diamond to lead another rtub. West played low once more and, after some deliberation, the declarer put in the ten from dummy, hoping to force out the ace. Bast produced the queen of clubs, however, and on the return West scored the ace for the setting trick. We are not inclined to charge the declarer for fail- ing to guess the layout in clubs. However, he could have simplified his task by preserving North's jack of diamonds. Observe the effect on the subsequent play if South puts in the six of dia- monds from dummy at trick one. East covers with the eight and declarer is in with the king. Alter he ruffs out his heart and draws trump, the nine of clubs is led and passed to East's jack. The latter has only diamonds and clubs left. If dummy has retained the ace-jack of dia- monds, East is unable to re- turn that suit without giving the declarer a trick. If be returns a club however. It eliminates the guess in that suit and South is assured of restricting lus losses on deal to two clubs and heart THURSDAY, MARCH 20 YOUU BIRTHDAY TO- DAY: Personal independence jecomes your cry this lively Idealistic enterprises etnand your time and main energies. Today's natives suc- ked or fail in the area of their most difficult task milding lasting friendships. ARIES (March 21 April ne more important the person the more readily you gain s co-operation if you can him. TAURUS (April 20 May e'ect your confidantes with are, build on what comes andiest. Your promises to- light become lasting bonds. GEMINI (Slay 21 June tay on the surface until you re really sure about yourself and your associates' intentions. t is easier to become involved CANCER (June 21 July Accept invitations, but a hil more adventurous in provoking situations in which people are apt to respond. LEO (July 23 Aug. The nitiative is not altogether ii four hands, may te a matter o gently coaxing others to act on four behalf. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 22) Whatever you do is at its mos complex today. Make early se lections, clear off what you ca before added factors take cl feet. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. 22) It is your turn to call the sho speak out where you have the required research, tak credit for your achievement; SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. 21! Your most likely course ii volves taking a definite slanc expressing real conviction without regard for materi considerations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dc Everything becomes co venient, movable, with plenty people willing to share in, t day's turnabout adventures. G busy, ask help, move while t going is easier. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Ji Collect dues, close out nding negotiations, return utstanding funds to safekeen- AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Your recent labors bear ruit. Cash in on whatever is at and. Evening is for celebra- on with friends. PISCES (Feb. 1C March Icing modest lias advantages ow. You can get results if you quietly do what you've lanned instead o! just adver- ;ing it. 1573, The Chicago Tribune U'L ABNER-By Andy Copp Fun ARCHIE-By Bob Montana figures By J. A. HUNTER We have 23JI for the game today. Two 3's, one 2, and one 4. Using all four each lime, hut no other digits at all, you form expressions for consecutive numbers from one up. Use any arithmetical signs, mt no summation or factorial symbols. Don't forget both types of decimals, powers and roots (no extra For example, 43 plus 2-3 i s a solution for 42. The limit without a break in continuity seems to be !C. I shall be glad to check solutions, and will senrl hints to help in future games if requested. Yesterday's was 1338. WE TWED I WE KEEP DEY iTHEM FOR WON'T FIT >SCENERY.' TRU DA DOOKUJSE YOUR EDGEWISE.' SET THEM HERE! HI AND lOIS-By Dik ft THOUGHT MINTED VANT WE TO SHOW YOU KCW TO FOLD THEM LIKE THIS? WANT ME TO CARRV VOURS? VTO BS SUPERIOR I HAVE A Bbl IfcW WAV. IT SAILS WHEN YOU THROW THEM answer: GOON SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal FIMJ OLD SKELETON HOLLIDAYSBURG, Fa. (API Skeleton fragments of a mas- todon, a prehistoric animal re- sembling an elephant, were dis- covered recently in a limestone quarry near here. The bones were estimated by scientists to be anywhere from to a million years old. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browns VJHAT PO BUGS BUNNY AS t STAMP HSRE; ITS PSLICIOUS AROMA. PLEASE OBSERVE THE CRISP FLAKINESS OP THIS TSMOER TIP8IT... SKSAST OP FUPPJ A FEAST FTT FOR ROVACTY! ;