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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dem Dr. Lamb Reading of youi disapproval of fad I think you should comment on some of the weight-losing programs I saw in my association secondary school wrestling These are motivated by the desire to compete in a lighter weight class It was quite common for heavier boys to lose yes 15 pounds or more the first night of practice A close friend of mine lost a total of 19 pounds through the season to wrestle at lighter weight He said the last few pounds really came off hard All he ate for a week was an on a heavy exercise program to boot Many of them severely restricted drinking liquids a large part of the time The idea was to eat like a king the weekend after the and then run in sweatsuits and take steam baths until the next meet They sometimes took laxatives for the sake of losing weight I remember one with two or three pounds to lose about eight hours before so he ran and steamed until it was off When the last meet was finished the friend who lost 19 pounds put all 19 pounds back on in two days I wish I knew whether or not these teenagers took vitamins or mineral supplements while they were fasting but I doubt that they did You would do a public service by warning of the possible repercussions of such starving and drying out My friend said that he had done things he wouldn't normally1 do the week he fasted I find it horrible that our public schools cultivate such things Don t you1' Dear Reader That's awful As your letter demonstrates in the case of your friend who regained all 19 pounds he lost in just two most of the loss was water loss This also means a loss of salt and major disturbance in the body chemistry Under such circumstances even the amount of blood in the body is decreased by eliminating water from the bloodstream Your description is important to other people losing weight because it points out that steam baths and a lot of these even when you lose 19 do not eliminate fat just the water the body normally needs Most people don't realize that the normal body is about half water Over 70 per cent of the weight of our muscles is water When you dry a person out you seriously affect the way all the vital cells in the body even those in the brain such people are more prone to faint Water loss from weightlessness in space flight has a similar effect The loss is nothing like what you describe Astronaut Ed White lost about nine pounds when he was on the flight with his space but he told me he regained most of it the first day back He regained the normal amount of water for earthhngs Those interested in losing weight safely without dangerous fads can get more information by writing to me in care of this P 0 Box Radio City New N Y and ask for the booklet on losing weight Send 50 cents to cover costs Those 15-pound losses during the first night's practice are mostly water and salt It comes right back The sweatsuits simply contribute to draining the water and salt out of the body This saps energy in a number of instances This is not the way to tram our youth to have a healthy body and develop healthy living patterns I think it is rather poor sportsmanship to try such gimmicks so you can wrestle someone who is really smaller than you Dr. Lamb welcomes ques- tions from his but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this P.O. Box Radio City New N Y. 10019. Flashback A United States squadron under Commodore George Dewey annihilated the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay 76 years ago today in sinking all seven ships and killing 176 Spanish seamen Seven wounded sailors were the only U S casualties 1915 French troops refused to leave the trenches at Ypres when ordered to attack Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. ctuciio Tribvni North- South vulnerable. South deals NORTH A A V K954 0 A J 10 6 5 AQJ WEST EAST J 10 9 3 2 4 K 8 6 3 1 J73 082 0 Q 9 4 4763 49542 SOUTH AQ7 V A 10 8 6 2 0 K73 K108 The bidding South West North East 1 Pass 3 0 Pass 3 Pass 4 NT Pass 5 0 Pass 5 NT Pass 6 Pass Pass Pass Opening Jack of 6 la say the French. if you can find no way to avoid the retort the bridge experts When this hand was played in a recent team both teams reached six hearts on similar auctions Once South opened the bidding with one there was no doubt in North's mind that he was go- ing to drive to slam after checking on aces and he settled in a small slam. At both West led the jack of won by dummy's ace Both declarer led a heart to the fetch- ing East's queen Here their ways parted One declarer led a heart to the set- ting up a trump Lnck for the defense he had to find the queen of diamonds to make his slam He led a dia- mond to the returned a diamond to the jack and went down one The second declarer aban- doned hearts after winning the ace he ruffed the queen of spades in and then played three rounds of clubs ending in his hand he led a trump to the and was rewarded when it held the tnek After draw- ing the king of he led and ran the jack of and when the finesse suc- ceeded he made an overtnck. What if the finesse of the nine of trumps had lost9 In that East would be endplayed. All the defenders' trumps would be and East would either have to lead into dummy's diamond tenace or pJay a black allowing declarer to discard a diamond from has hand while ruffing in dummy you playing three rounds of clubs had an ele- ment oi of the defenders might have ruffed but if that the defender might have been endplayed at that and even if he declarer would have no worse off than our first declarer he would have to find the dia- mond queen for his contract LI'L ABNER Your horoscope ly tone Diion MAY 2 Your birthday today- Increasing energy is forecast for a two-year the challenge mainly is in containing it long enough to put it to use constructively You tend all year to outpace those you care about where you can't slow at least keep them informed of what's happening Tangible progress varies but on balance should be better than previous years Today's natives know what they want to do and usually proceed without prior announcement ARIES 21-ApriI You are on your own responsible for any error Do not prolong but be sure to take whatever time the job requires for completion TAURUS 20-May Material interests today are while romantic urges seem and social contacts tend to range from eccentric to confused GEMINI 21-June Pay no attention to casual criticism In wait and see where and what form your backing and backers take before you offer any adverse comment CANCER 21-July Long-range plans advance while short-term matters run a contrary course Be realizing that your ways have brought on the emotional stress LEO 23-Aug. Earning capacity rises also your tendency to spend Taking on an extra obligation just to please somebody special leads to one more and then yet another VIRGO 23-Sept. What may seem to you consistent and reasonable may seem capricious and arbitrary to others Try hard for perspective and self- discipline LIBRA 23-Oct. Very large deals arise and are made almost while the routine cooperation needed for daily living seems difficult to maintain SCORPIO 23-Nov. Feeling sympathetic for somebody is no basis for taking up or sharing their burdens find a more rational if that is what you expect to do SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Time spent in serious work promises results Relationships of all sorts are subtly tested today by personal tensions CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Your natural tendency toward closely organized schedules now overreaches itself You must make some allow extra leeway AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Save your money by avoiding spur-of-the-moment purchasing later you'll be dissatisfied with the items you buy Financial breaks require more than PISCES 19-March With no exact measures to go today's unplanned adventures turn out to be expensive as well as great fun and of high interest People have mixed reactions The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy BIRDS SENSES Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Eileen age 14 of Philadelphia for her question Do birds have a sense of The of are toothless They swallow whole bites without chewing which means they have no time to taste the flavor of their food In any they have hardly any sense organs for testing flavors Neither do they smell very well So the Dirds cannot be finicky gourmets their vision is excellent Tn most their well-placed eyes reveal the scenery on all sides in living colors To understand the tasting talents of the rest of the animal we must compare them with our own It so happens that few if any of our animal friends have tasters as keen as ours Those that can taste various flavors as we on sensitive cells called taste buds Our sense organs are goblet shaped clumps of cells situated in various parts of the mouth These taste buds measure about 360 to an inch and the average adult has about of them A- rabbit has 17 000 taste buds and a cow has netiher of these animals can detect the fine variations of as may flavors as we can In the bird the parrot seems capable of being the champion taster But since he is limited to about 400 taste it is not likely that he enjoys much flavor from his snacks and crackers Other birds have fewer than 400 taste buds and most likely they taste little or no flavor in their foods Aside from the taste our sense of flavor also is enhanced by a wide variety of smells The inside of the mouth also senses qualities such as smoothness and crunchmess A bird has nostrils on his but their mam purpose is to breathe in air and to some extent filter out the dust He has hardly any sense of smell So a bird is or almost to taste the insides of his mouth may give him some sensations of soft or crunchy type snacks In any the worm eating robin seems to prefer soft meaty foods while chickens favor hard grains of cereal Nobody seems to know how birds select the different diets that nature deems suitable for them Compared with the birds and with most other animals the human sense of taste is outstanding Experts have boiled it down to four main categories sweet and salty and bitter the four main tasting talents can be blended and also enhanced by smells to give us an enormous number of different tasty sensations Perhaps nature's plan for us is to make chewing so pleasant that every bite is thoroughly chomped before swallowing Experts cannot explain in detail how the taste buds work But those that taste sugary sweet are clustered around the tip of the gonue Clusters of taste buds that sense salty and sour flavors are along the sides of the tongue Most of those that sense bitter flavors are on the surface of the toward the back But chickens and eagles and even talented parrots get little or none of these tasty sensations Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box Huntington California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures By J. A H. HUNTER Susan had her cheque book ready sending Dellers a she said much was ask me9 You bought the plans Charlie chuckled. I'll tell you If you multiply the cents by the dollars you get two cents less than a third of the cents in the whole amount how much9 Yesterday's TODAY was 13257 Mr Hunter answers all letters ideas welcomed IN HVIDEELSPORT ALL. ARE EQUAL..'.' A SERVANT WILL SHOW VOU TO J QUARTERS 5HARE VOP.E. HOME WIF US THRILLIN' HAIN'T TOREELIZE 4LLTHAT LUXURV IS A FEW FLOOR'S DOMT GO N. IT HAS OUST iEEw CLEANED. VOURS IS SEVERAl- FLIGHTS UP- SHORT RIBS 1M AFRAID WE CANT USE A MAN OF SPUR THE BORN LOSER by Art Sansom T05AV I AMD BUTlMBDOMEAWABOur- BUGS BUNNY I'M SONNA GO OVER IT .ONE MORE WHEN COMES IN PER REPAIRS VA CALL HIM A NOT A ESPECIALLY WHEN HE C'N HEAR BLONDIE W I OON'T YOU TUPNJ OFF THE TELEVISION AND TALK TO ME WE'LL TALK ABOUT ALLTMOSE BIG BILLS YOU RAN UP LAST MONTH COME OM -LETS -V'n-JRN THE _ BACK ON ARCHIE SCORE FOUR AND SEVEN BEERS BROUGHT FROTH... THAT ALL MEN AP-ETREE RATED. BEAGLE ...UPON THIS CONDIMENT A BLUE DESECRATED TO THE k POLITICIAN... VERY GOOD.' _ TOLD SHE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE OKAY-EVERYBODY TO TH'E CASTLE RAISE YOUR JUST PUMMI6S BEETLE BAILEY DUMB DUMB DUMB TUMBLEWEEDS ;