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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22-THE LETHMIDQE HERALD Friday, October Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Can a person's body use the minerals contained in water? I have been told that these are inorganic minerals and that the body can use only organic minerals. Do these minerals collect in our bodies' to help form gallstones and cause arthritis? Also, would it be beneficial to drink only distill- ed water? Dear Reader You have been listening to some dangerously ill-informed people. Do not take any health advice from that source. You must have inorganic minerals for life. Sodium from salt, potassium and all of -the elements essential to life are inorganic minerals. You have to have calcium for your bones and even the function of your heart and nerves. These inorganic minerals are exact- ly the. same element whether the sodium, potassium, iron, copper or calcium comes from water, in vegetables, from an iron cooking pot or another source. Some people don't realize that an -element is an. element wherever it is found. Your healthy body regulates these inorganic minerals so that you have the right amount of calcium, iron, sodium, potassium and other elements in your body. Even the amount of pure water in the body is regulated by the body itself. Having these necessary items in your diet or water in no way contributes to gallstones or arthritis in healthy people. You do not need to drink dis- tilled water for your health. Your city water, properly treated by the city to prevent bacteria in your water, is the safest of all water immediate- ly available to you. If you drink bottled water, you must keep it relatively sterile or you will have to boil it to protect yourself from germs. Germs, not minerals, are the big problem here. Dear Dr. Lamb I am a married woman, 40 years old, an office worker in fairly good health. I have no varicose veins and am not overweight, however, I am getting a little heavy through the waistline. So, I purchased a 10-speed racer bicycle to ride the six miles'home from work, in hopes that the exercise would keep me in shape. I took a week to gradually work up to riding the six miles. But, after about 10 days many, many bruises appeared all over my legs, and par- ticularly on the sides and back of my knees. Have some of the tiny veins in my legs ruptured due to the strain? worried. Could this cause me to develop varicose veins or harm me in some way? With the many people taking up bicycling these days, I feel sure it would be of interest to many. Dear Reader If those lit- tle veins ruptured from your exercise, you already had a problem. Unless you bump or bruise the legs, exercise should not cause varicose veins or rupture of the small veins. Exercising the legs actually pumps the blood uphill out of the veins in the legs and toward the heart. The contraction of the muscles around the deep veins in the legs actually milks the blood out of the legs. The truth then is that exercise of this nature should decrease the pressure in the veins and help prevent problems. You need to look to some other cause for your problem. Compression of the veins in the. leg for some reason might be a factor. Or, it could be coincidental. If you have no good reason for the bruises, you should see a doctor and let him make some tests. Send your questions to DC, 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 losing weight, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Losing Weight" booklet. Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1W4, Tkt CMdW TritaHW North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH VAQ107 A7 AJ1032 WEST EAST 96 V832 KQ8532 464 SOUTH VKJ954 J4 The bidding: South West North East 1 V Pass 2 Pass Pus Pass 34 Pass 4 NT Pass Pass 6V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of A perfect elimination play requires declarer to draw all the trumps and safe exit cards from the hands of both defenders before throwing one of them on lead to com- mit hara-kiri. Occasionally, declarer cannot afford the luxury of extracting all the trumps, but he can reach the same position by means of a partial elimination. North-South reached a good six heart contract via a natural sequence. North was a whisker short of a jump shift to three clubs, but he envisioned slam once South raised clubs at his second turn. When the diamond cue- bid elicited a spade cue-bid from South, North forced to slam. West led the king of dia- monds, won by dummy's ace. Faced with an unavoidable diamond loser, it .seemed that declarer would have to guess the location of the queen of clubs to make his contract. However. South worked out that -if trumps were 2-2 he could guarantee the contract by drawing trumps, eliminating spades, then giving up a diamond trick. Therefore, he cashed the ace and king of hearts, and was mildly disappoint- ed when West showed out on the second round. Now declarer could not draw a third heart and then ruff a .spade in dummy before exiting with a diamond, for dummy would be run out of trumps and the defenders would be able to exit safely with a diamond, forcing South to ruff and guess the queen of clubs. Declarer decided that it would cost him nothing to try for a partial elimination. Leaving a trump outstand- ing in the East hand, de- clarer proceeded to cash the ace and king of spades and ruff a spade in dummy. Now he exited with a diamond to the jack and queen. Since West, the defender with the diamond queen, had no more trumps, the partial elimina ion succeeded. On winning the queen of dia- monds. West was endplayed. If he returned a club, he would eliminate the guess in that suit, while if he exited with cither a spade or a dia mond, declarer would ruff in dummy and discard a cluh from his hand. Regardless of West's choice, a diamond would be declarer's only loser. Your horoscopo "Jp SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Your birthday today: Intellectual development characterizes your progress this coming year. Knowing why something works is more valuable than just knowing it does. Relationships diverge into unplanned extremes. Today's natives are benevolent, sensitive, usually have a keen eye for color and texture. Many of them have become famous as champions of the "underdog." ARIES (March 21-April Deal with publishers, professional people, the ministry, as circumstances in- dicate. Catch up on shoptalk, pick up examples for future guidance. TAURUS (April 20-May A good day to revise budgets, rearrange other financial details. Seek direct recogni- tion for current achievements. Invite friends in for a pleasant get-together. GEMINI (May 21-June If your ideas have been premature, you find them be- ing presented by others. Never mind, join the fun, help make them come true. CANCER (June 21-July Limber up early; it's a good working day. Maturity, like charity, begins at home. See that you gain in both. Get symptoms checked if you're not up to par. LEO (July 23-Ang. A mellow mood is normal, so make the day an easy one. Creative effort flows. Brief conferences with important offer broad possibilities. VIRGO. (Aug. 23-Sept. Everybody has an opinion on current circumstances, from football to foreign politics. Your first point of reference is your home. LIBRA (Sept. 23-oct. You are the main source of energy this weekend. Make it a long, pleasant day or small journeys, renewed contacts, perhaps romance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Deal with those you don't or- dinarily see. Taice the initiative, even where you're not certain of results. Seccets pop into public view, and you know where you stand. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Be ready early. -There's much to be done and material and spiritual 1 rewards to be had for the doing. Social functions are favored. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Old work is completed with your consistent diligence, quiet assertion. Nothing extraordinary is promised, just satisfying clarification. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Do not discard the prac- tical approach in favor of theory. Profit from opportuni- ty for social and intellectual exchanges. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Put your main effort into healthy self-interest -it hasn't gone out of style. Group finances improve. Save something on your own for future. Ask Andy ZEBRAS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kel- ly Black, age 10, of Willow- dale, Ontario, Canada, for her question: Do all zebras have stripes? Nowadays, all the zebras wear startling black and white stripes, though some have more stripes than others. Scientists suspect that their ancestors had fewer stripes or perhaps none at all. The quagga zebra was suppos- ed to resemble the family ancestors. This little brown horse bad white stockings and .just a few pale stripes over his shoulders. Sad to say, the last quagga on earth was shot down way back in 1861. -All of the pretty striped zebras belong to Africa. Most of them enjoy life on the sunny, central and eastern plains. There they share the season's greenery with the long-faced gnu, the sharps eyed ostrich and the skyscraper giraffe. This territory is patroled by meat-eating lions. One of their duties is to keep down the zebra population. Otherwise the zebras might multiply too fast and eat up all the greenery. Their kinfolk would starve. However, there are reasons why it is not so easy for a hungry lioness to catch a zebra for dinner. One of the reasons, believe it or not, is his handsome striped coat. Out there on the sunny plains, he grazes with a herd of his relatives. You would think that the lion could spot them from afar. Not so. Out there the tall grasses shed long streaky black shadows. And those sassy looking zebra coats blend right into the scenery. The lioness must creep quite close before she can see them. Meantime the smart zebras have smelled or spotted her. And the frisky herd gallops away in a cloud of dust As a rule, the lions manage to catch barely enough zebras to feed their families. Obviously, all the zebras need stripes to hide tfaem until the last minute. However, their territory stretches through thousands of miles, and here and there the background scenery changes. So in different parts of Africa we find zebras with slightly different stripes. These various zebra types are nam- ed for thenaturalists who first described them. The most common type is BurcbelTs zebra, who roams in herds through the vast central and eastern plains. His black and white stripes are fairly wide, and they reach down his sides to circle under his tummy. In the female, often the stripes bend to form a Y-shaped saddle over her back. The Burchell types change somewhat as we go south. For example, some have striped thighs and some have striped stockings down to their dainty hooves. Some have wider white stripes with tan shadow stripes down the center. Grant's zebra lives farther north around Ethiopia. His stripes are vivid black and white, but sometimes he has no 'mane. Grevy's zebra roams through the straggly woodlands of Kenya. He has extra large ears. and lots of very skinny stripes. -This fellow is the stripiest of all the striped zebras. OuMttora aafcad by chil- dren of Harald W nNBItwd TO bU GO RELAX, LOIS, BUGS BUNNY INSTALLING THIS COMPUTER 1 WAS A STROKE OF GENIUS ON MY AS IT ELIMINATED FIVE EMPLOYES AND NEVER MAKES A, MISTAKE ...BUT HOW YA SWAP WHATS MATTER.' STILLOOTA STORIES AROUND TH1 OLER WATER COOLER THAT THING? BLOMNE HOO HOO' THE 8ATMJ300M SCALE SAD r GAINED A POUND LAST WEEK BOO MOO HOO-NCW YOU WON'T SO OUT WITH ME BECAUSE VOU THINK I'M FAT Ui WHAT MADE VOU SAY A THINS LIKE THAT? r THE BATHROOM SCALE, SAID IT NOT ME ARCHIE THEY I JUST SOT ____DOING THE LIB