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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDuE HERALD Tuesday, May 23, 197J YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON TFEDXESRAY. MAY 21 1'oiir birthday today; You must choose between confu- sion pnd spiritual enlighten- ment as this year begins. By year's end you're settled in a sounder, more prosperous line of activity. Socially, you LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. When the heart skips a beat Dear Dr. Lamb We read Tilings which seem to aggra your column every day, and vale this condition include ner though you have iliscusped this! vousncss or anxiety, indigestion, before I would ajiprenale il if cigarettes and coffee. Incidcn- you would commeni again. For tally, some people get over six months I have had skipped these problems by gradua heartbeat? Six months ago creasing their physical activity, after a bowling session I took j A good program for you would a hoi bath ;mrl nearly fainted, be to eliminate coffee and all My do-'.or. five or six intern- ists an' one cardiologist ail as- sure me my heart is okay that all I hi'.ve is skipped heals I ing program each day. Build or tachycardia -aid am too ner- up your walking time ami Iry stimulating drinks entirely (also alcohol can aggravate the prob- and begin a gradual walk- It is making me a ner- vous wreck. I am liG years old, retired and quit smoking 20 years ago. There are many old people who live here in the re- not to worry about your skipped beats. If you build up your walk- ing program enough and stay away from stimulating drinks ivhich include coffee, tea and tiremcnl village with me who colas, the problem may well have the same affliction. j riisapper on its owu. Now tach- Dear Header Yes this prob-1 ycardia just means fast heart lem is very common. It is the rate and of course that can result of "an irregular heart occur with exercise, nervous- start in hectic, swiftly mov- ing situations, end in more stable pallis. Today's natives enjoy doing tilings requiring rcry accurate estimates, pre- cise handling of material. AIIIES (March 21-Aprll Being reasonable and realistic today. Additions or replace- ments of wardrobe are favored. Move your life-style forward. TAURUS (April ZO-May Events run at a rapid pace, In- clude extras which challenge your skills and flexibility. Ke- iationslu'ps deepen in the shar- ing of responsibility. GEMINI (May 21-June You have so many invitations that you may neglect your usual habits, not get much work done. Pursue romantic and sentimental interests. CANCER (June 2r-July Creativity comes to the surface as relationships improve. Be sure not to let the mood of the day carry you a bit above re- ality. LEO (July 23-Allg. Work and business slack off as your interest focuses on the imagin- ative and beautiful phases of life. Find some entertainment tor the evening. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sepl. Technical and detailed work will need later correction, should be given extra time now, beat mav ness, fever and any variety of beat; that is, one occur early causing a longer j conditions and can be a mani- pause than" usual before the, fetation of your nervousness next beat. This gives rise to the sensation of a skipped beat. Sometimes the second beat is stronger because more blood bas accumulated In the heart during the pause. Many people have these and are lolally unaware of them. The difference is probably a matter of hoiv forceful 'lie sec- ond beat Is as well as bow sen- sitive the person is. Now that you arc aware of them you are more concerned about them, and this can aggravate the problem. When I evaluated thousands of apparently healthy men flying aircaft this was the most frequent irregularity of the heart and occurred in all ages, even in some of tlie as- tronauts. Everybody probably has some of these at one time or another. and worrying about your skip- ped beats. Of course, everyone with this problem should have an evaluation such as you have bad. In the rest of your letter you have indicated that in your case they are all normal. Falntness after a hot bath can occur in young healthy people. The heat relaxes the blood ves- sels, and when you first stand up there is a tendency for the blood to accumulate in the lower part of the body and cause faintness. The longer one stays in a hot tub and sweats, the more likely this is to occur. The Federal Trade Commis- sion slated a year ago that steam baths and similar prac- tices were dangerous for older Individuals with high blood pressure and circulatory prob- i lems. GOREN ON BRIDGE BT CHARLES H. GOREN 1C Itn: 81 TBi culcaw Tritons] BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 4A655K5 Your right hand opponent jpena wilb one spade. What do you bid? WhJJe the double of me major lull usually Invites Mrtner io In tna oilier, roa bave no alternative bid avail- ibla since the Jump overeall Is low employed as a preempllva do. I! partner responds with Uo jearta, you can try two no trump, nviung him to go oa wllb. Mattering a! values. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AAK10SC3 OAJ954KQS01 Your right hand opponent has opened with one spade. What do you bid? There IB no safe Alone of acUon available lo A double would probably elicit a beart response which could be very embarrassing. A irap pass Is recommended and If Iha oppo- nents proceed Incautiously, you may have a subsequent epportu- to lower Ihe ax. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: Pass A Pass 7 What do you bid now? diamonds. Partner1! ralsa following his opening no trump aid Is encouraging: and prospeclj for alam are Bright. In fact. If he up another forward BOlnK bid, as flvo hearts, six epaues thould prova to be In Ihe bag. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AMD 873 The bidding bas proceeded: South West North Pnss Pass 1 0 Pass What do you bid now? spades. Vou hava passed an optional opening bid and drastic action Is. therefore, called for with this splendid flL The Jump shift, even after a pre- vious pass, Is forcing for ona round and diamond support will be shown at your next turn to ca.' Q. as South you hold: or postponed. Metltation bring special inspiration. LIBIIA (Scpi. 23 Oct. 22) On this too-easy day, you mils lalcc an active part in whateve is of interest rather than wal for tilings to come to you. SCpnPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Special care with confidenlia information Is indicated. Co- operation goes both ways, you are asked to help with a groti] endeavor. SAGITTARIUS 22-Dse Going along with the stream of today's Influences leads into Ideas and connec tions strange to you and prob- ably to fun and adventure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan The more eagerly you start, the more mixed the situ ation. Take a conservative ap- proach. Any spare momen should be used for relaxation AQUAItlUS (Jan. 20-Fell. 18) Unfamiliar people intrigue you may well reward your efforts to know them better. Pay at tenlion to the ideas of loved ones. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Exert more force to keep things moving. Sentiments concerns brighten in later hours. Share entertainmeni with someone special. (1S72: By The Chicago Tribune: The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 Pass 2 V Pass 3 Pan 3 NT Pass What do you bid now? Is Acceptable tho we hive s leaning toward pas.t sf three no tnjmp as part- ner's hlfih card valuta are pretty nell marked In he In imades and diamonds. In any event, his fall- lire lo Indicate substantial strrnRth In hearts puts e marked limit on the offensive poulbUU tlea or Ihlr hand. Dinosaur relatives Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dent encyclopedia to Angela Marshall, age 11, of St. Louis, Missouri, for her question: What is the dinosaur's closest living relative? Modern animals come In a vast variety of shapes and sizes, though only about of them are reptiles. If we could see the earth as it was 100 million years ago, we might be surprised to find almost as many different shaped animals though most of them would be reptiles. This was, of course, the Age of Reptiles, when the fantastic dinosaurs dominated the realm of animals. They were the remote ancestors of Ibe more than reptiles that now Inhabit the earth. Almost modern lizards are classified in the Suborder Sauria, the same group in which the ancient dinosaurs be- longed. These fantastic reptiles of the Mesozoic Era thrived for more than 100 million years. Then quite suddenly, four fam- ilies of their largest, most mon- strous s p r c i e s disappear- ed from the land and the seas. This was about 60 million years ago. However, all of the rep- tiles did not perish and the Order Reptilia is a great one for branching out In assorted shapes and sires. For example, long after the dinosaurs depart- ed, the snakes developed from reptile ancestors that had legs. Though young reptiles resem- ble their parents, some species tend to change very slightly [rom generation to generation. The differences are too small to notice during 60 thousand years but after 60 milb'on years the descendants may be differ- ent species. Without a doubt, all our lizards of the sauria jroup descended from ances- tors that belonged to a fabu- lous dinosaur clan of 100 mil- lion years ago. All of them share basic rep- i Lilian features with their re- mote ancestors. However, time has shrunk their sizes and even the largest lizard is a midget baiiric one of the giant dino- saurs of the pnst. Our biggest lizard is the fen-foot-long Kom- odo dragon, who strongly re- sembles many of the long-gone dinosaurs, though on a smaller scale. He has a similar elong- attfl body and tail, plus squat legs, mighty muscles and fierce meal-eating teeth. Like his an- cient reptilian ancestors, he also is a scaly-skinned, cold- blooded animal who hatches from a soft-shelled egg. Most of these basic features are shared by all our saurian lizards and many of Ihem look like small versions of Ihn ancient dinosaur relatives. We have lizanis spikes and horns, neck frill.s and various flaps of skins. There were din- osaurs with nil of Ihese fea- tures. However, there also were many dinosaurs that ran around on their hind legs anc others that wore fantastic plates of bony armor. These monsters perished, though the tortoise group of the reptilian clan still wear armored shells, We tend to think of the dino- saurs as failures, though for for longer than 100 million years they were the ruling ani> mals of the earth. Their reptil- ian order did not perish with them. The turtles survived with litlle or no changes and so did the crocodiles. Our lizards still resemble saurian ancestors, though on a mini-scale. Questions asitea ly cMIdion of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 155, HuntingtOD Ecacil, California 9264B. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) Artificial heart dollar I'S away says doctor EDMONTON (CP) An American surgeon who has led the way in open-heart surgery for 20 years says a practical artificial heart Is only dollars away. Dr. C. Walton Lillehei of the University of Minnesota said in an interview that develop- ment of the artificial heart is "an expensive technical prob- lem that can be solved." He added that "we would have artificial hearts in people today if Ihe United Slates gov. ernment had spent anywhere near the money for Its develop- ment that it has on the Apollo space project." Dr. Lillehei made his com- ments after he presented a two-hour report to an over- flowing audience of surgeons, medical students and nurses at the symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the surgery department at the University of Alberta. Dies in fall from horse KIirBERLEY (CP) Seven- year old Carmen Holmes of Kimberlcy died of injuries suf- fered in a fall from a horse here. BUGS BUNNY TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan BLONDIE-By Chic Young BEETLE BAIlEY-By Mori Walker 6AKSS, Th'S SAlP K rlELP IWU. MERE M HALF KNOW WKAT HE'S TO DO IN THE SIB? 111 ABNER-By Al Cnpp TO VJIMMEN'S LIB, MVRA B. MUDLARK- -ASABOY TAHIS HAS, NOT