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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THt LETHBRIDCI HERALD Frldny, May 13, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE SATURDAY, MAY 16 Your birthday today: Well- regulated growth character- izes your coining year's en- terprises in all fields. Your view of the world becomes somewhat more opLimislic. Matters which have seemed discordant or unjust now lev- el off and straighten out. ARIES (March 21 April 19) Conditions change so that prt vious plans are no longer us able. You improvise impulsive- THE DOCTOR'S MAIL-BAG Smokers Rehreathe Some Of Air Exhaled By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written lor Enterprises Assn. Q In what way would mod- erate cigarette smoking, over B period of 20 years without ever inhaling, affect Ihe lungs? A Smoking cigarettes with- out inhaling is a good trick if you can do it. This shouldn't cause any lung damage, but re- cent studies have shown that smokers rebrcatho a cea'Uin amount of the air they exhale and that it may contain a dan- gerous level of carbon mon- oxide, the silent killer. Q Docs smoking cigarettes affect a person's vision? A The carbon monoxide in the smoke, especially if in- haled, can cause impaired vis- ion. The smoke in the exhaled air may irritate your conjunc- tiva. Q My Imsband, 72, is sel- dom without a pipe in his mouth. He has a habit of rub- bing the hot pipe stem ovef his lips. Could this lead to cancer of the lips? A-Yes. Q Why do the capillaries In a woman's legs enlarge to form spider veins? Can they be prevented by taking vita- mins? A The so called spider veins are associated with ag- ing and with pregnancy. In some persons, they may be an inherited trait. They can't be prevented by diet or drugs. Q Tlicre are several prom- inent capillaries on the surface of my mte. Is electrolysis the best way to get rid of Ulem? Would this be done by a plastic surgeon or a skin specialist? A These capillaries can be removed with an electric needle by a skin specialist but new ones may keep on forming. In the long run, masking cosmet- ics may be the best treatment. Q What causes pscudo- monas? Is there any cure for it? A The Pseudomonas aerti ginosa is a pus forming bac- terium commonly found in wa- ter and soil. It will not invade healthy tissues but may gain a foothold in a wound or in the body of a person who has been taking antibiotics. (Ordi- narily, such pus forming germs as staphylococci hold it in If Lhe infection is localized, washing the wound with one per cent acetic acid may be all that is needed. For a persis- t e n t infection, nitrofurazone, streptomycin and tetracycline are effective if they can be brought into contact with the in- fected part. Doctors Liable For Lawsuits TORONTO (CP) Doctors are leaving themselves open to lawsuits fay patients if they hand out free drug samples without finding out all about the substance first, counsel for the Canadian Medical Protective Association said here. Lawyer Douglas K. Laidlaw Mrs. Ratzlaff Service Held THREE HILLS (CP) Fun- eral services were held here for Mrs. Marie Katzlaff who died at her home in the Linden dis- trict at the age of 75. Mrs. Ratzlaff, mother of In- dustry and Tourism Minister Hay Ratzlaff, died recently. said that if a handout drug makes the patient worse instead of better he might collect dam- ages if the doctor couldn't sat- isfy the court that he had read up on the drug beforehand. Mr. Laidlaw, speaking at a surgeons' seminar, said a doc- tor could be over-sold by a sales pitch to the point where he did no further investigation of the claims made on belhalf of prod- ucts, especially the new ones. He urged doctors not to be so fearful of publicity that they be- come willing to settle lawsuits which they have a good chance of winning in court. He said he doubted that publicity was really that harmful. Mr. Laidlaw said that more important, "as soon as you start settling deferrable cases you start down the road to cheap blackmail litigation." ly and with success. Be sure that others involved understand what you are about. TAURUS (April 20 May The morning is confusing; the afternoon is clear sailing with everything going well. GEMINI (May 21 June Romantic ideas come in for a jolt, but everything else runs along with dash and verve. Get busy and clear off social obli- gations, errands and neglected routines. CANCER (June 21 July The circumstances of the morn- ing upset your schedules and production for the day. You may spend the whole afternoon picking ap the pieces, but just be glad you can. LEO (July 23 Aug. Keep track of what is being done, particularly in the early part of the day. Impulsive comments from you tend to stir people up be sure you mean what you say and the sense likely to be attached to your words. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Sudden decisions on money matters are not apt to work out well now. Let well enough alone, at least for the weekend. Spend the day raising emotional and political support for your fa- vorite schemes. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. The practical course is the only one to follow. Last minute changes and adjustments per- plex more than they help. Im- portant people favor your ven- tures if reasonably presented. SCORPIO (Oct. 2 3- Nov. Many factors escape general notice. You can turn this fact to advantage quite easily. Co- By Jeane Dixon operation is freely available for any reasonable project, par ticularly if you ore not in any haste to get started. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec Take sudden incidents in stride; don't let your reactions spoil a friendship. Put your spe- cial talents on display, make the best showing you can man age. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan Circumstances change ra pidly there is no great ppin in trying to make immediate corrections as several phases are involved. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb Nothing quite works out as planned, as too many people pose too many variable factors Your earnings are protected favored for increase, likely be- cause you are soon to be tempt ed into higher spending. PISCES Fcb. 19 March W) Travels, even local errands ari subject to interruption, delays confusion. Remember there is nothing very serious about el this and keep trying to organ ize the necessary chores for the weekend. 1970, Newsday, Inc. BLAST ROCKS STATUE NEW YORK (Reuters) A pre-dawn explosion Thursday blew a hole in Alma Mater, a massive bronze statue in the heart of the Columbia Univer sity campus. There was no fore- warning of the explosion and po- lice and campus authorities were at a loss for an explana- tion. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN IB CUCIM TflMIM Both vulnerable. deals. NORTH 4102 STH.L AMIKICAM? LIVIN'- I wiFHMtyo'CAINYTtLL.nJM -HesA COM AS REAL V TOMtAS CHARLES-CHUCK'J V, VBCllIE-By Bob Montana IN THE OLD DAYS THEY USED TO TAKE If THENV DOWN INTO THE COALMINES.' IF THE AIR WAS FOUL... j. THE CANARY WOULp PIE WHY'D YOU BRINe VOOR HABITS TO HI AND LOIS-B; Dik Brownt NOT EVBI IN THE FIRST 6RADE AND HE VWTT6 M TO DRAW PARIS! SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY ;