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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBBIDQB HERALD Tuttdiy, Octobw 1, 1974 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am a 24 year old woman. I would like to know about the Rh negative factor. I have one child, he was a 7 month pregnancy, but I didn't have, any trouble in his delivery. I have Rh negative blood, and I would like to have another child. Different people have told me it is dangerous for a second child since I have the Rh factor. My husband has type B. I also have a heart condition, but my heart specialist I could have more children. Could you tell me the facts of Rh blood? I do not want to take any chances if it is dangerous. Dear Reader This is a problem that shouldn't exist today. It is preventable. Did you know that 12 per cent of the couples in American marriages are between an Rh negative womap and an 'Rh positive man? The Rh factor is a substance that most people have in their blood. Such a person is Rh positive. If you don't have the Rh factor and it gets into your body, for example from a transfusion of Rh positive blood, you develop an immuni- ty to Rh factor. It is literally a foreign body, and the body- takes measures to reject it. When the prospective mother is Rh negative without the. factor and her developing baby is Rh positive (which; means the father had to be Rh positive) some of the Rh positive cells formed by the baby will leak across the placenta into the mother's cir- culation. These sensitize her to Rh positive cells. She becomes allergic, so to speak, to Rh factor. If the baby is also Rh negative (about two out of five in such a union will be) then there is no problem. But when the baby is Rh positive the antibodies developed against the Rh fac- tor by the mother get into its circulation. Here they start an allergic like reaction that destroys the baby's Rh positive red blood cells. If the process is severe it will result in a still birth. Less severe in- stances may cause jaundice and other damage to the baby. It doesn't matter that your husband is type B. What counts is whether he is Rh positive. It is important whether your first baby is Rh negative or positive. K he is' negative you may not yet have antibodies against the Rh fac- tor. If you get pregnant and the next baby is Rh negative there will be no reaction. It takes a sensitized Rh negative mother with an Rh positive baby to create the problem. Now, sensitization can be prevented by giving the mother an injection of protec- tive immunoglobin within 72 hours of delivery of an Rh positive baby. This will protect-the and baby for the next pregnancy. Here is the catch, (.hough. You must also have this done after an abortion or miscarriage, whether it was for medical reasons, social or spontaneous. If the pregnancy is two months along and is an Rh positive fetus it will sen- sitize the mother. If there is any question about the age of the fetus the shot should be given to the mother. The protective vaccine carries no significant risk. You have left some un- answered questions your husband's Rh factor (positive or your baby's Rh factor, and whether you have had other pregnancies. These must be answered before anyone can advise you properly. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a. copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on blood sugar, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Blood Sugar" booklet. Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN O TM East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH VQJ652 A8765 WEST EAST 4A98753 1083 VK74 10 974 4Q632 SOUTH A9' QJ3 4-A K1085 The bidding: South West North East INT Pass Pass 2 Pass 2 V Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Seven of There are a limited number of themes in con- tract bridge. However, they recur in an astonishing number of disguises. To- day's hand is from the World Pairs Olympiad, played in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, last May, and features a de- fensive manuever that has been written up on many occasions. North-South were em- ploying a range of 15-17 points for their no trump -opening bids. North wheeled out the Stayman convention to check on whether his part- ner held a four-card major suit, then bid his hearts to show five of them. South's rebid of two no trump denied Your horoscope ByJemeDuon WEDNESDAY Your birthday today: Opens a memorable year of high responsibility and surprising- ly good personal growth. You learn the hard way, and near year's end move on into a quite different pattern of daily living. Relationships are tested repeatedly this year. Today's natives are courageous, frequently plung- ing into fields that are risky. ARIES (March 21-April You'll have to supply most of the energy, as the people who talk agreement stand still. Be realistic. Waste no time ex- plaining, offer no advice. TAURUS (April 20-May It's a more favorable day although still unsettled. Carelessness is the chief fac- tor at work. You tend to try too much too fast too soon. GEMINI (May 21-June Impulsive speech and action are the order of the day. You'll be fortunate in a special effort at self- discipline. See what you're getting before you buy. CANCER (June 21-July The unsettled situation is no excuse for dissension. Take a no-nonsense stand. Avoid casually rearranging things at either home or office. LEO (July 23-Aug. Getting there isn't niuch fun, particularly if you start late .and aren't well equipped. Leave strangers or any other travelers to their own devices. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Please yourself in the little Flashback Oct. 1, 1974 Sir William Mulock died 30 years ago today in 1944. Pioneer of empire-wide penny postage, he entered Canadian politics in 1882 and became a minister at 52. Mr. Mulock, 100 at his death, became a legend in his own time because of his alert mind'and great age. He selected W. L. Mackenzie King as head of the department of labor, which Mulock created. 1802 articles of the Peace of Amiens were signed. 1910 Japan annexed Korea. things. Routines, well done, bring better results than ex- perimenting. Today's short- term deals fall short of expec- tations. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Impulsive moves only seem to open the way out of problems. The real answers come from meditation and acceptance of people as they are. SCORPIO (Oct: 23-Nov. Yesterday's conditions con- tinue to make your burden heavy. Persistence eventually tips the balance for the better. Save others from your own tensions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. A sudden shift in at- titude disrupts ongoing rap- port. Resistance to tempta- tion is the key to your success today. Late hours promise, news. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. The fallout from yester- day's events is less intense. Avoid abrupt decisions, great changes. Close associates re- sent your long hours of work. AQUARIUS (Jail. 20-Feb. Travel and normal work continue to emphasize promptness, preparations, early confirmation of arrangements. Obstinacy gets you nowhere. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Joint resources may be a sensitive area no flippant remarks today! There's much to think about and hope for. Tomorrow brings change; meanwhile, rest. I'MNOTTALKINS AS MUCH AS I USEP TO... HAVE THAT I'M NOT ANYMORE WTAUWN6TOOMUCH? SHORT MBS WMV DONT >OU TRY TO A JOB INSTEAP OF SITTING- AROUND .COLLECTING WELFARE? AOU DOMT EVEN FDR WORK HAVE VOU NOT TRUE. I CHECK THE WANT ADS EVERY" PAY. THERE JUST DEMAND FOR MAlDEN-CHASINe. HI AND LOtS WITH SO MUCH THE MIRROR eoes TO MVSELF LL-LENGTH BUGSBUKNY Ask Andy three-card support for hearts, so North decided to try for nine tricks at no trump. At most tables, the opening lead was West's fourth-best spade. East won the king and returned the suit to West's ace. West could set up his spades, but he could never get in again to cash his tricks. Declarer thus had all the time in the world to go about setting up hearts and diamonds for his contract. At some tables South was defeated, and without peek- ing to the opponents' cards, there was nothing he could do about it. One of the suc- cessful defenders was Michael Cappelletti of Wash- ington, D.C-, playing with his wife, Kathy. When a low spade was played from dum- my at the first trick, Cappelletti inserted the ten! As the cards lie. declarer could have ducked this trick, leaving the spade suit blocked. But that would have been a foolish play had West started with only five spades, for then the de- fenders could have taken the first five tricks in the suit. Now declarer had to rely on the diamond and club suits to produce his tricks. When East gained the lead with the king of diamonds, he re- turned the king of spades. It was a simple matter for Mrs. CappeJletti to overtake with the ace and run her spades, resulting in a two-trick set. CARROT SEEDS sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Anthony Valdez, age 13, of Tucson, Ariz., for his question: Can I grow my own carrot seeds? Yes, indeed you can produce seeds from your home-grown carrots and from most other garden vegetables. What with rising prices and shortages of most supplies, this is an ex- cellent idea. Most of these seeds can produce healthy crops for you next summer. However, carrot, seeds- take longer and require the patience of a true gardener. The carrot is a biennial vegetable, which means that its life cycle takes two grow- ing seasons. Through the first season, it sprouts a ferny green top and puts down its carroty root. In the normal course of events, it is pulled up, beheaded and prepared for the table. However, if left to carry out its own plans, the top dies down and usually the root sur- vives the winter buried in the ground. When spring returns, the nourishment stored in the root is used to sprout a new green top. This soon becomes a tall stem with a feathery umbrella of fine seeds. When ripe, the seeds will scatter and most likely produce a crop of volunteer carrots the following season. As a methodical gardener, you will prefer to organize this routine rather than leave it to the haphazard methods of nature. Sinre plants inherit features from their parents, you will want to select seeds from the carrots you prefer. What's more, your helping hand will plant those seeds in properly prepared soil and just where you want them to grow. To the untrained eye. all the carrots in your crop may look more or less alike. But when you study the individuals in the row. you see that some are superior. Select a few of these for your parent plants. If your winters are mild, leave them in the ground when the rest of the crop is harvested. If your winters are severe, transplant them into containers and keep them in a garage or in a coolish cellar. NICE ResRTY, PETUNIA WHAT ATANTAUZINT O1 Next March, prepare a pocket of soil and enrich it with organic compost. Add some welKrotted oak leaves and bark, plus a handful of wood ashes- to discourage carrot loving insects. Watch the flowering stem and the dainty sprays of seeds and be ready to capture the ripe seeds before they sow themselves. If you rub the dry sprays in your hands, the fine seeds will fall out and you can blow away the fragments of chaff. Place your spendid seeds in a pie pan and let them dry thoroughly in the sun or a warm room. Store them through the winter in a sealed envelope properly labeled. Next spring you can sow them and expect a healthy crop. Peas and beans, cabbages and cauliflowers, beets and lettuces produce seeds at the end of their first season. You can dry and save seeds from selected plants and plant them the following season. Questions Mind by chil- dren of Herald rsadsrs should mailod to Atk Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronteto Publishing Co. 1973) BLONME Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this very easy addition stands for.a particular but different digit. Start by deciding what digit the letter S must represent, and from that you'll get the value of the letter D. Then it should only take a moment to find SAYS. ADD ADD DAD FLIP A COIN--IP IT'S HEADS, VOU Rasf THE CHECK--TAILS, I PAV I'M SORRY. MR. DITHERS, I DON'T MAVE A COINJ TO FUP WELL, IF YOU HAVE A COIN, YOU HAVE TO PAV 10-1 JUST ONE TIME I WISH HE'D LET ME MAKE UP THE RULES ARCHIE DO HAVE ANOTHER J IF YOU SPOT OF INSIST, I WELL...) I THE WEATH-A HAVE TO KEEP IT ON MY WITH THE OTHER SPOT' ESSEO UP IN BLUE JACKET: AND WHITE HAVING TEA WITH LADY CHUAALEY HMM THE HORRIBLE YOU WANT YOUR I CASTLE is trie IMPORTANT .JEETLEBNLEY SAYS Thanks for an idea to K. Dalton. Temple, Texas. iAnswer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Steve 31, Susan 24, Peter 12, Betty nine years. NEAT. WHAT TEAM 7WSS 12? WE GOTTA TKY WHEM is oorrM oui Nice AN1 TUMBLEWBDS M-l ;