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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2ft THE IETHBRIDCE HERAlD Thursday, May 31, 1973 YOUR HOROSCOPE I By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY .KM: i Your birthday todav: Your >ear opens with fieci- sions hke Year resolu- tions, all of them educational. That which cmet. most Is denied you, and it's just as well. Relationships are hec- tic, subject to moods and trtums. Today's natives are alert, critical, and logical. (Alarch 21-April The shifting kaleidoscope of to- conditions provides msnj news of yourself Jearn your own potentialities. Confusion clears suddenly. TAURUS (April 20-May Changes comes easy now. You need thorough self discipline for best results. Complaints are not useful. Competition can be enjoyable. GEMINI (May 21 June Get people together, persuade rather than direct. Any sort of ing to correct an o'd etror is generate lengthy comments useless. Acknowledge tilings as Business contacts stir endless they are and go alwad debate. Eye your own weliaie SAGITTARIUS (Nov. You have good prospects' chance encounters' CAPRICORN (Dec- 23 Jan LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Extra blood sugar spills into urine diversion tends to work rather profitably. out Dear Dr. Lamb Last year I had a glucose tolerance test and it read 133 My doctor said this was still m the nor- mal range and did nothing more about it. This year he sent me for a three-hour glucose tolerance test and said the test was nor- mal, but I did spill some sugar. CANCER (June 21 July 'I also asked if I should watch Put in jour proposal for'my sugar intake and he said better conditions. You have sound friends backing jou. LEO (July 23 Aug. Weekend approaches and finds you unprepared. Relation- ships include a problem. Use- I would hke to know if I am considered a prediabetic and if so should I watch my intake of sugar and starches. Also if one is a prediabetic ful agreements follow sensible and watches his intake of sugar and starches can he prevent consultations. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Friendships just forming set- tle into stronger ties. Events in distant places affect you. es- cape your control. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Surprises, mostly favorable, arc indicated. All depends on the disease from ever happen- ing? Please explain in your col- umn. There are many people in the dark about this disease. P S. Please explain low tol- erance to sugar. Dear Reader When the how well you're prepared. I blood sugar level reaches aout Later, sort things out SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Earning power is erratic, though generally Try- 170, sugar begins to spill out in the urine. This is nature's way of enabling the kidney to eliminate excess amounts of chemicals in the blood A person eating normally and consuming limited amounts of sweeps will not have a rise of j blood sugar much above this le -el but almost all normal peo- ple who consume a large amount of sheets, as would GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN C 1V3, Tin CMugo Triiont East-West vulnerable West (Seals. NORTH J 7 6 5 3 o K Q J WEST A AQZ C? 3 10 S 5 O JOSS A842 SOUTH A K10 S 1 "732 O K KQSr, O A75T 2 A A 10 1 Tne bidding West Pass Pass Pass Pass North J A A East South Pass r, 7 4 Pass 5 4> fi O Pass Pass Dbic. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Eight of A Last June, Italy's renowned Blue Team emerged from z two-year retirement to com- pete in the Fourth World Bridge Olympiad held in Miami Beach. They led a record-breaking field of 39 nations in the qualifying rounds and, in the finals, handily defeated the reign- ing world champion United States entry, the Dallas Aces, to retain the title they had won in the Third Olym- piad four years ago in Deau- tille, France. Today's hand is taken front an early deal of the final round and launched the Ital- ians to a lead which was never The bid- ding in the diagram occurred at the table where the Ameri- cans were seated North and South. A small slam in dia- monds was reached on an aggressive sequence of bids. The first round 01 the auc- tion was routine and North s rebid of two spades was sys- was placing an artificial club sjstem that de- manded that a five card ma- jor be rebid. When South showed his second suit, hearts. North gave a simple preference to four diamonds. Perhaps South should have contented himself with a game undertaking by simply proceeding to five diamonds, inasmuch as his hand was worth 15 points and partner had not taken any construc- tive action after his opening bid. South, instead, cue-bid the ace of clubs which was a defi- nite slam try. Inasmuch as North had previously held himself in check, the latter now revalued his band and, realizing that his values in diamonds and hearts would assuredly fill in South's hold- ings in those suits, North proceeded directly to six dia- monds. The next two passed and the Italian player m tne West seat doubled, altho it is somewhat difficult to uncover a sound reason for his action. opened the eight of clubs, the six was played from dummy, and East put in the jack which dislodged declar- er's ace. Since it was neces- 5ar> to obtain an immediate d scard for North's losing club. South cashed the ace, king, queen of hearts and sluffed the six of clubs on the third round. The nine of spades was led next and passed around to East's ten after West and North followed with small spades A trump returned and won by dummy's jack South now attempted to establish the spade suit by ruffing a second round of the suit the three of dia- monds. A club ruff put dummy in to trump another spade with the five of dia- monds, as both opponents followed. All declarer needed now was to find a two-two division in trump. He led seven of diamonds over to North's queen. If both defend- ers followed to this play, it w ould account for all the out- standing trumps and dummy s long spade could be estab- lished one more ruff. Unfortunately for the Ameri- can declarer, East showed out of diamonds South able to trump away the king of spades with his ace of had to use up North's remaining trump, the king, fo reenter dummy via a mff. West took the last trick with the ten of diamonds and the United States suffered a 100 point deficit on the deal. At the other table, where Italy was seated >rth-South, a simple game contract of three no trump was reached West opened the jack of hearts and South routinely took nine hearts, five diamonds, and one club to chalk up a 400 point profit for his country [in tourna- ment bridge a 300 point bonus awarded for a nonvuiner- The total swing to Italy OP. the deal was 500 points. occur with drinking the glucose water for a test, will have the blood level rise to about this level or slightly above During this interval sugar will bs spilled inio the urine. It does not mean that the person has diabetes. It only means that they have rapidly absorbed enough sugar from the intestin- al tract to cause a sudden sharp rise in the level of blood sugar. Other than on these oc- casions there will be no sugar in the urine. Such individuals are not classified as prediabe- tics. A diabetic not only has a sharp rise in the blood sugar level but it stays high for a longer period of time than oc- curs in normal people. A pre- diabetic may have borderline blood sugar levels. This means the response to the test wasn't sufficiently high to be classified I as diabetic but it wasn't suffi- ciently low as to be consider- i ed normal. Som? variations on t-he test use additional chemi- 1 cal stress medicine in an ef- fort to bring out a tendency to 1 diabetes. j Anyone who is truly classi- I fied as a prediabetic or a bor- derhne diabetic should pay some attention to his diet High on this list is controlling body by eliminating any evi- i dence of excess fat from the j body whatsoever. Usually at- j ter.fion to weight control is to delay or prevent the development of full-blown diabetes in a large number of these individuals. Let me say again that the fact that sugar was found in the urine on a glucose tolerance test by itself dees not mean that you are a diabetic, a prediabetic or a borderline diabetic. It only means that you are normal and that the blood sugar level mo- mentarily exceeded the thres- _hold of the kidney's filtering j mechanism. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper. P.O. Bot 1551. Radio CH> Station. New York. N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on low blood sugar, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Low Blood Sugar" booklet. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a dif- ferent digit. Of course there are other at- tractions, but see if >ou can find the FORUM. "ROME R 0 M E FOR ROME FORUM i (Answer tomorrow> Yesterday's answer. Peter's' number was 9091. aie part of jour environment It's up to >ou how jou approach them Take >our time AQLAUIUS (Jan. 20 >cb. Others bring stress into %our Me Iu anj thing >ou do, >our love is expressed only va- guely, needs more emplusib 'PISCES (Feb. 19-March Decide early what is most im- portant Here's many a neglect- ed detail to pick up m passing The Chicago Tribune) ASK ANDY Animal species Andy sends a complete 20- set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Debora Semomch. age 11, of Bridge- port, Connecticut, for her question How many animal species are there altogether? We can estimate the number of known animal species but a total figure is impossible be- cause v.e can't count the un- knowns. What's more, when Andy says that there are at least a million known species it does not mean that your faithful reporter is shirki-g his homework. Far from it. The fabulous sciences are very complex and the work of ence researchers is very in- vohed. Naturallv >ou hope for an exact figure but this is too much to expect. Neat and easy answers are rare and hard to find and usually inaccur- ate. Some authorities estimate the number of known animal spe- cies to be as high as one and J a quarter million Others give' an even higher figure Most stay on the safe side and say that there are at least one mil- lion None of these EJISVS ers is lazy or sloppy and certainlj there is no intention to be dis- honest Nobody can a perfectly precise count because, for one thing, more species are dis- covered continuously. What's more, identification and classi- fication call for highly compli- cated skills. Sometimes it takes teams of international experts many months to classify a strange animal. For one thing, they have to verify the fact) that he is not a slightly differ-1 erent strain of a ipecies al-1 ready known It would be nice to know each and every animal species that shares our planet, plus his precise role in our luxurious global eco1ogy. But perhaps it is more rewarding to know something about then" differ-, ent types and categories. Sci- entists have a splendid system of classification that identifies and also reveals a great deal about the nature Of the earth's various living animals. The major categories are phyla, plural of phylum The most familiar group is the ver- tebrates of the Phylum Chor- data. More than of these backboned animals are fishes and more than are birds. The group also includes about 6 000 cold-blooded reptiles, in- cluding tlie snakes, and 5.000 warm-blooded mammals, furry creatures who give birth to live young and feed their babes on mother's milk. The largest group by far Is, the Order Insecta, a group in. the huge Phylum Arthropoda More than known in- sect species have been identi- fied but experts estimate that' several hundred thousand re-' main on the Ion? list of un- knowns Nobody knows how man> one-celled animals of the Phy- lum Protozoa are waiting to be discovered. There are known octopus and oyster type1; of the mollusk gioup and or so new species are identified every year. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) ANYONE AN OPPONENT fOK 5IN6LE5? A FOURTH FOR POUR.E5? TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan SHERIFF, I'M PEIN6 HARASSED PY HILPBSARP THERE'S A LAPY PRES0NT BLONDlE-By Chic Young i BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker Lit ABNER-By Andy Capp S OOB FO "WIDOWERWiTH f V MOOSE KEEPER? s ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I ASKED IF HE'D LIKE TO DADDY, HOW CAN I iMPROVE THE WHITTIER ARCHIE'S j THE SETTER.' READING IF YOU KEEP THROWIN6 I FOUND HIM IN THE LIBRARY, POURING OVER. MY BOOKS.' HE WAS HOT HI AND LOIS-Py Dik roFA THE WAY TRIXIE IMITATES YOU, LOIS. HA HA Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART 1. 1-b; 3-a; 4-Bcbby Orr, 5-b PART II. 1-b, 2-c, 3-e, 4-a, 5-d PART III: 1-c, 2-d; 3-b: 4-e; 5-a PICTURE QUIZ: Dr. Heclor J. Campora SHORT RlBS-By Fronk O'Neal KAGAR the MORRlBLE-By Dik POfolU, APS BUGS BUNNY SAY, THAT'S AM INTEWESTIN6 WHAT A O' TH' FREEWAY SifTSM ...ONE o1 MY eesr ;