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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LITHtniDQI HERALD November Ask Andy PLANT OXYGEN Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to John age of for his Do trees really use Some weeks ago Andy reported that trees use oxygen and return carbon dioxide to the air. This was challenged by several polite friends and a couple of people not so friendly. They were sure that Andy told the story backwards because plants use carbon dioxide and give off oxygen The fact is that both statements are true and either one tells only half the story. Almost everybody knows that green plants absorb carbon dioxide and pour out breathable oxygen. During the miraculours process of they use the energy of sunlight to manufac- ture basic plant food from water and dissolved chemicals which they get form the soil and carbon dioxide which they get from the air The gas from this wondrous operation is ox- ygen. All this is true. But plants also carry on another exchange of gases. The living cells of both plants and animals use oxygen as a fuel for their chemical ac- tivities. These miraculous ac- tivities are the very processes of life itself. In this operation is called or breathing In plants it is called tran- spiration Both respiration and transpiration use gaseous oxygen as a fuel and produce waste carbon dioxide. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide day and night. So do trees and other plants. We cannot reuse any of this waste carbon diox- ide But the plants can. Day and the plant and animal worlds use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. Dur- ing the daylight green plants also use the carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. The surfaces of green leaves and stems are riddled with small which allow the gaseous air to pass in and out. As this mixture of gases cir- culates among the living plant they take the oxygen molecules they need and return molecules of carbon dioxide which eventually seep out through the pores This goes on day and night At green chlorophyll cells start up their photosynthesis operation. They absorb molecules of carbon dioxide from the air that seeps in through the pores. Eventually the gas from the photosynthesis process seeps put through the pores. And it is oxygen oxygen to supply all the animals and people with gaseous fuel to carry on the processes of life. We keep plants thinking that they pour fresh breathable oxygen into the air. So they but only during the daylight. After dark photosynthesis which produces oxygen shuts down But plant transpiration con- tinues to use oxygen and give out waste carbon dioxide. At the plant and animal world compete for the same gases. Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box. Huntington California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 1973 Adolf Hitler's beer-hall putsch in Munich began 50 years ago today in 1923 when Hitler and supporters seized the Bavarian govern- ment and Munich police of- ficials The following day police fired on a Nazi procession going through the city and the revolt dis- sipated. Hitler was found guil- ty of high treason and given the minimum sentence five years He served only part of his term in the fortress of Landsberg and spent the time writing Mem Kampf. 1960 Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts was elected the 35th president of the United States. 1942 The carrier HMS Avenger was sunk off the coast of with 507 during the Second World War. 1936 A cabin boy was the only survivor of 40 aboard the motorship Isis which foundered off Land's England. 1864 Abraham Lincoln was re-elected president of the United States Goren on Bridge GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN t Tkt Trikniit Both vulnerable South deals. NORTH 982 C AQJ10 WEST 10 J 10 9 5 EAST J 10 5 Q J 6 0 84 K 8 6 3 2 SOUTH 4K83 0 K63 A The South West East 1 Pass i NT Pass 3 v1 Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening Jack of 4k There is a 'tremendous dif- ference in technique between duplicate pair tournaments and rubber bridge. In dupli- cate failure to make an overtrick can result in as bad a score as going down in a in rubber making the contract is the paramount objective. Consider today's hand. If played in a duplicate pairs declarer should real- ize that most pain would reach a contract of four so his objective must. be to make as many tricks as possible. After winning the ace of he should cash the ace and king of hoping for an even split. When this he win try to cash four diamond discarding a spade from his hand. Even when East ruffs the third dia- m o n d declarer is not through. Since dummy's eight of trumps is an entry to the fourth East must shift to a spade. De- clarer is still home if East holds the ace of spades. Un- West has that so the defenders will be able to cash three spade tricks and South will go down one. The rubber bridge should make the contract. Since he does not have to worry about over- his main preoccupa- tion should be to keep the danger off lead to prevent a lead through the king of spades. correct technique after win- ning the ace of clubs is. to enter dummy with the ten of diamonds and lead a low trump. If East plays declarer simply covers as low as pos- allowing West to win the trick. Declarer wins any draws the outstand- ing trumps and runs four di- discarding a spade. if the ace of spades is declarer will make an overtrick. If East plays an honor on the low heart lead from declarer to dummy's jack of diamonds and plays another heart. the intention is to play low if East follows suit with the bringing about the same position as Your horoscope NOV. 9 YMT UriMay Opens a swiftly flowing stream-of- consciousness type of ex- perience. One situation phases into another without any sharp separation into distinct episodes. Definite points of deliberate choice are so that life seems to decide itself before you've given it thought. Business and career drive improves. Today's natives attract pur- sue special am- bitions. ARIES 21-April The is very like- ly anything but. Wind up your work week with as little fuss as you can and the minimum of self-indulgence and ex- pense. Home life needs regulation. TAURUS ZMfay Persistence brings some per- manent benefit. Double check your facts. All kinds of wrong information is susceptible to correction. Your emotional stance runs to extremes GEMINI 21-June Benefit comes from close attention to the deeds and sayings of those you suspect have inside information. There is no reason for take time to cheer up the less fortunate. CANCER 21-Jnly Start with plenty of time allowance for extra details. Your friends offer ad- vice for deeper plus unrealistic schemes for money. Sort them out be LEO 23-Aug. When you've got the totals added then begin settling not before. Bringing matters to a comfortable balance now is quite an ac- complishment Tact is impor- tant in achieving this. VIRGO ZJ-Sept. most of it is promised for today. Avoid rash needless travel. Strive to live in the present absorbing all the fine nuances of current ex- perience completely. LIBRA 23-Oct. You are up and on your way toward a higher level of spiritual expression. Be atten- tive so that you catch each im- portant detail of your any changes. Remember you may not come this way again. SCORPIO 23-Nov. You can't exert all the therefore should encourage rather than control. Prudence is the keynote in showing concern for the good qualities of those you care about. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Joint projects come under double- revision. You have been hitting too heavy a pace need some special con- a chance to escape tensions. CAPRICORN 2-Jan. Things have a open- and-shut clarity today. All you have to do is pursue a constructive course. Nothing comes to of but you'll like what you achieve. AQUARIUS 20-Feb. You won't find any short cut or the chance to take things so get in there early with the best program you can organize for a full and live day PISCES 19-March What ordinarily is a chore or hard work now becomes fun. Your imaginative streak fills in reasons for these ac- tivities and what the pleasant results may be The Chicago Tribune Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB My husband has a slow heart and his pulse goes down to 34 and a few times 32. If he gets out- side and digs around it gets up to 42 He does at times seem to have some high blood but has not taken anything for it in over a year Fifteen years ago he had a heart block and it left a scar through the heart. He is 72. We have a garden which he takes care of He keeps up our yard and trims our hedge but tires easily His doctor tells him to just live with but you tell me what foods are best for people like that DEAR READER The most immediate problem for your husband is to evaluate how well his heart functions mechanically. You don't men- tion any problems that com- monly occur when there is a heart block that causes a very slow and perhaps he has none. The slow heart rate in this instance means that the nor- mal impulses from the top of the heart are not getting to the lower part of the heart As longj as the heart is able to pump enough blood this way to provide good circulation to the individuals with this problem do fairly well. If there is a problem in circula- tion to the brain then fainting and other problems develop. These problems cannot be avoided. In patients who need a faster a pacemaker can be installed that stimulates the heart electrically to a rate that maintains good circulation Evaluating who does and does not need a pacemaker is not a simple office procedure. Unless your doctor is a heart specialist I would ask him about a referral consulation with a cardiologist in a centre where pacemakers are install- ed to see if your husband needs one or not. It is entirely possible that he doesn't need one or there may be reasons why he is doing better as he but it would be good to have the situation clarified Diets for this problem are the same as for all other problems related to fatty deposits in the arteries to the heart that lead to heart at- tacks. If there is a weight problem it should be controlled. The and par- ticularly the saturated in the diet from mammal sources should be and cholesterol found in animal foods .should be limited. I'm sure your doctor can help you with this DEAR DR. LAMB Will you please explain why out- ward hemorrhoids itch so much. Can they become cancerous from so much rub- bing9 DEAR READER Inter- nal hemorrhoids are but they are the ones that bleed The external ones are located immediately under the external skin where there is an abundant nerve supply. A hemorrhoid is just a varicose vein of the rectal area and the dilated vein can sometimes become clotted which results in swelling and irritation This will either rup- ture and expelling the small clot that will or else it will dry up and be left as a small tag of tissue These can sometimes cause itching thereafter. Rubbing and scratching can cause irritation of any area on the body and is usually not recommended but it will not cause cancer. Anyone who has any rectal problem should have a com- plete medical examination Hemorrhoids sometimes pop out because of pressure against the veins. The pressure may be caused by a tumor above the hemorrhoids That's too important a problem to so let the doctor make sure that it's just hemorrhoids Send your questions to Dr. in care of this new- P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on con- send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. APPLIANCE SALES SOAR TORONTO Majay appliance sales for the first nine months are Jip 12.5 per cent compared to last with diswashers and food freezers showing major gains. The Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association says the 31.9 per cent increase in dishwasher sales indicates they are becoming a necessity rather than a luxury and freezer up 20.9 per reflect concern over rising food prices. FOOT IS 0VT AW TOES ARE AWAKCEf CAN THEY 60 WITHOUT TME y i nivv BLONDIE by die I REMEMBERED IT WAS YOUR MR. 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