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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, May J, YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEAN6 DIXON THURSDAY. MAY 3 Your birthday today: Brings pioneering spirit to your daily life. Patience is a hard to learn virtue. Rela- tionships are steady through moments of adversity. To- day's natives have strong personal magnetism seldom projected fully. ARIES (March 2J-April Creative but impractical schemes are the order Of the day, sime are intricate enough to "be works of art, TAURt'S (April 20-May Personal affairs run at such a pace that crowding is you have conflicting appoint- nvsits and delicate negotia- tions to settle. GEMINI (May 21-June People who love you offer re- sistance, argument, but even- tually co-operate. Official, in- fluential people work with you more readily. CANCEK (Jnne 21 July You'll be proud you contain your restless impatience as Ask Andy not mistake these slight de- pressions for nostrils. But years The pit viper I well as you do. Plan your time carefully, have an alternate course to follow. LEO (July 23 Aug. The I job at haiic! provides enough discussion with getting into complex, outside issues. If you can divide your work, do so. Let others'help. VIRGO (Aug. Sept. In variable conditions, re- main steady and calm as you listen carefully for a clue for what is most important. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. The middle may offer special advantages you get to know both sides as people and is- sues. SCORPIO (Oct. Having faced reality and possibly a vexing problem, you turn a" corner late today. Rou- tines and special deeds mesh to put you ahead. Anclv sends a complete 3V ago. they did mistake them for volume set. of the Merit Stu- i snakey ears, dents Encyclopedia to Bill i Like an inner ear, the pit or- Wilson. age 12, of Douglass, gan i-3 located inside the skull. Kansas, for his question: i It has .an outer and inner cav- is'a pit viper? ity separated by a transparent In the certain coaimun-', membrane teeming with highly SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. There's more humoring than persuading take it slowly and gently. Divide ac- tivities so everybody can par- ticipate. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Make sure your projects leave plenty of time and space for others to move quickly. The doings of young people come to attention. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. You'll be glad you asked before making an involved dec- laration associates and fam- ily may have a different view. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Being well-mannered shouldn't mean letting friends pry into your personal concerns. Your casual comments could pro- voke mischief. (1S73, The Chicago Tribune) SAIP THAT SHOULD LIVE EACH IF IT WERE THE LAST CWOF OUR LIFE... AAU6H1THI515THE lONimVETWENTY- FOUK HOURS IEFTWEIP IS THE LAST PAY'! AAU6H! SOME PHILOSOPHIES AREN'T PEOPLE TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan i'des relied on a snake pit to maintain law, order and poace- sensitive nerve endings. This membrane resembles an ear- able behavior A mass of writh- drum. However, pit vipers prov- ing snakes was on display, deep ed to be as deaf as all other doVn in a steep sided hole. It snakes. Obviously there had to was intended to deter the aver- be another explanation. age citizen from crime. When The breakthrough came in this failed, the guilty party i the 1930s. Rehearchers tested might be suspended over the: pit-like organs on certain non- snake pit as a warning or vipers and found that they can dumped down the hole. How- detect, temperature variations. ever, this hair-raising historic j Tests soon proved that ths pit LAWRENCE: E, LAMB, M. D. Protein over dose danger unlikely item' has nothing at all to do viper's pits can do with why certain snakes are called pit vipers. the same thins, only better. He uses these amazing organs to detect the presence and estimate the The vipers and pit vipers are location of a warm-blooded ani- large and medium sized snakes. mal. With thsir help. _ he can They are found in the Ameri- strike down his prey with dead- cas'and parts of Asia and one species crawled from Asia to eastern Europe. Nine live in Australia or Africa. As a rule ly accuracy even in the dark. in North America we have more thsn our share of sinister these snakes arc classed in sep- pit vipers. The list includes all arate families. The so-called our rattlesnakes, our copper- true vipers are in the family Viperidae, thepit vipers are in heads and water moccasins. D't viper, have an extra tal- lhe ,SD.alie the Thov can strike down their ln hcr w ]1 the warm-bWleH victims in dark Thev ran do this because f they bave'a remarkable pair of and a'J Set to stnke' sense organs called pits. The Spanish call these snakes ciiatra nances which means four-nostrils. It is easy to mis- take the famous pit organs for California 92fi4S. an extra pair of nostrils, located between the '.rue nostrils and the snakev eves. Scientists did er the br-vf are UI developed. The lave hr pltS Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy. P.O. Box Tfin. Hnntisgton Beach, ''Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES II. GORFA' e Tht Chiuot Triior.. East-West vulnerable Korth deals. NORTH A K J 9 S V RSI OAK 4k A in s A K T 1 9 7 5 el 9 fi 5 J 10 QTSi Q .1 If Q 6 2 J 64 The bidding: East South West 3 4 1 A Pass 4 Pass Opening lead: King of V The above hand produced n substantial swing .when it wax dealt in a recent tesm-of- four contest. The auction wa.s identical at both tables and South became the declarer at a final contract of four spades. West owned Hre Sung of hearts at one table, contin- tied irith the ace and then a Miirii round putting South in with the queen. Declarer led TOialJ spade, T.'est followed vilh the three and the jack was played from dummy. The. six of spades ivas re- turned and, when East showed oiit, South played the to dislodge West's switched !.n i r 1 u b declarer f c n in hss hand, xrith the jack artd B.n- spade lead enabled the latter to successfully finessft North's nine and then pick tjt> the ten with the kuig. The dummy was high and Souih had restricted his tosses on the deal to two hearts and one spade. At the other table the play began in an identical fash- ion. West observed, however, that, if he merely permitted nature to take its course, !w would end up with only thre tricks on the South would score a profit. Therefore, when the fouf of spades was led st trich four, he followed suit vith the eight, concealing 1hs three. When dummy's jack v.-on the trick. South had something to think If the spades were divided three-two, it did not matter declarer did next. If they four-one, however, then he must determine which way to play the suit. If West has four spades headed by the ace-ten, a small spade miist be led from the dummy next. West's play of the eight led declarer to believe that East was more apt to have four h-urnps and was holding off with the ace in order to steer his opponent off the track. In order to protect himself against a trump concentya- lion on his right. South con- tinued with the king of spades from dummy. If East played the ace and West showed out. declarer cmiM lead thru the ten-three sub- sequently and pick up the suit.. When Eas! showed out, West's subterfuge was re- vealed; however, it -9T9S too late for the declarer, and be was obliged to concede two tricks tnd a grudging con- gratulation to the ful defender. i Dear Dr. Lamb In one of your recent columns you gave j some information on protein I powders. I have been using one of them and have been wonder- iing _ is it possible to get too i much protsin in your diet? How much protein would a person need to maintain health? i The product I have been using i contains 47 per cent protein. 41 iper cent carbohydrates, 6 per j cent moisture, 3.4 per cent fat, I and 2.o per cent fiber, 21 cal- ories per teaspoon (2SO calories I per 100 I I have been taking a total of J2 teaspoons a day in three glasses of milk (four teaspoons i per I'm 31 years old 5-foot j inches and my weight is 113 pounds. I've just been wonder- j ing of this may be too much protein or fat for me and if too much protein can be toxic i or harmful (like too much Vita- jnun A or So far I seem to get a lot of energy from this drink, which I1 need with two little children to care for. I would appreciate your comments on this matter. Dear Reader It's unlikely that you will be getting too much protein. If you needed to lose weight, then a large amount of excess protein might actually add to your calorie in- take and contribute to your weight problem. Most people don't realize that protein in ex- cess of what the body needs is simply converted to carbohy- drate and then stored as carbo- hydrate in the form of giycogen ''body starch) or as fat. One hundred grams of ordinary mixed protein is converted to 53 grams of carbohydrate by the body. The foods we eat consist pri- marily of carbon and hydro- gen, and they are formed in long carbon chains. Proteins are made up of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. The amino acids are carbon .chains attached to an ammonia group f hence the amino) which contains nitrogen. The liver simply strips off this ammonia group and what's left is a carbon chain which may not be greatly dis- similar from a carbohydrate j carbon chain or a fat carbon chain. The body is pretty clever; it can take "this ammonia group and transfer it to the carbon chain that comes from carbohy- drate or fat and form new ami- no acids it needs for building (new protein and body struc- tures. The body is able to manu- facture all the amino acids we need from mixed protein Of any type, except the eight or 10 es- sential amino acids. So individuals who eat large arhounts of protein, particularly if they are getting calories of other types as well in their diet. are merely adding excess cal- ories to the diet, which can in turn contribute to the problem of obesity. There is no danger of getting too much protein in the same sense that you can get. too j much vitamin A or vitamin D. i Individuals who have serious liver disease, and sometimes i kidney disease, may be placed on a protein restricted diet. But these are rare medical con- ditions and require constant supervision. So I don't think you need to worry about that problem. In summary, there Is nothing wrong with the protein powder that you are taking for your purposes. For many other pei- ple I would suggest that before they go overboard on using pro- tein powders that it be remem- bered that protein powders can be converted to carbohydrate, and a carbohydrate is a carbo- hydrate whether it comes from a protein, sugar, honey or flour. Send yonr 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 balanced diet, send 50 cents to Hie same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. BLONOIE-By Chic Young SLL, MIL.CJREO i DCM'T YOU I GW'T TMIW'f WHAT TO WEA3TO P2ATTS j YOU SG'-JG: DINNER. PASrN WEAR SOWSTHIWS WCS ALREADY SsMsM'___i i f BEETLE BAILEY-By Mo it Waiker OF cC I i V.VIU. j NSVrK G LI'JL ABNER-By Andy Capp YOU MEVEr GC" L'P WiLUi! WAVJT THAT N AH'LL MT VO' I CA.MT LOSE HITHER-BECAUSE CROCK" FIT TK1 Hi POT-BELLIED PREMISTOP-iC PIGMIES, ISSUE 13O MOBSTERS, ISSUE AH CAJM'T ARCHIE-By Bob Montana SAW THE A PRETTY ICE FOLUES F1SURE... LAST I LOVE TO WATCH THE Fun with F.y J. A. H. HUNTER "So you've bought a bit cf lard." said FYed. "Tell me about it.'' Harry smiled. "Nothing spe- he replied. "A rectangular lot. just 9009 square feet, and fine for a cottage." ''Sounds Fred coin- mental. "What "T forget, exactly.'1 Harry shook his head. "But it's -JO feet than the Well" Thanks for an idea to F. F. Collar, Sheringhajn. England, (Answer to I Yesterday's answer; GROW I was 1527. Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS John Cabot, Italian-born merchant living in England, sailed from Bristol, Eng- land, 476 years ago in !497_fo follow Columbus' ro-.ite to what, hn thoutrhl. was Asia. The expedition reached land -Tune 2-5. prob- ably at Caoc Breton Island, nncl cniised the s-d'jt'ieni Newfoundland .cliorc which Csbot thought was part of the kingdom of Caihny Cabot made a sec- ond voya'sre ths following year, exploring from Green- land to the Delaware Hirer, b'jt. thereafter he dissprsparf: from thp pages of history, probably because his expe- ditions found no gold cr spices, Karly Bird sat- ellite united North America and Europe in simultaneous TV programming. V THOSE HOW D HE I GAUS ARE MANAGE. 7JVAT? JUGHEAD I HE SAID IS AT THE J HE HAS A INDOOR "V OATE TO RINK NOW.'} SKATE WITH ONE FOLLIES 6IR1S! HI AND Dik Browne THAT'S BUT YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BOTHER H'Ai WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS WATCHING THE PLU.'viEtR iKi ThlE SAStMSNT AND WE HAD A LONS TALK" ABOUT J TE PAID BY THE HOUR 0 SHORT RISS-By Frank O'Neol HAGAR the HORRIRlE-By Dik TWE. WIFE AND, MAN, AM T. BROKE.' MO, TME ATTORNEYS DIP. 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