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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD Fridoy. Otlslier 29, 1971 Your horoscope SATURDAY, OCT. 31) Your birthday loilay: Your life is now characterized by a steady quest fur more Ihoro answers to old questions plus a stronger and hotter organ- ized position in the w o r I d guided by increasing intuitive vision. Today's natives rule and gifted with skills. AIIIES (March 21 By Jeane Dixon specialized friendly Expect new. can slip past and cause confu- attachmcnts to reveal flaws and sion. April W: Accept opportunities, be lively for constructive efforts instead of wasting time oppos- ing anything or criticizing peo- ple. TAURUS (April 20 May Make peace wherever needed. revive older, Can worms breathe? Andy sends n complete 20- volume set of the World Book I Encyclopedia to Jaimie Tur- ner, age 7, of Fredricton, New Brunswick, for his question: How can a worm breathe? Little Pinky the earthworm has no nose and no lungs. Yet he manages to breathe very well, thank you. He has no legs, no hands or feet. Yet he man- ages to wriggle around and j cause there are networks of these tiny capillaries just under his skin! They carry reddish blood and the blood can take oxygen, right through his skin's papery thin surface. Inside his body, the worm has a neat system of blood vessels and ten tiny hearts to pump the even tunnel burrows in the; blood around and around. Tne ground True, he doesn't look surface capillaries absorb mole- like much. But the little fella eules of oxygen dissolved in his can do some most amazing film of moisture. His ten tiny things. What's more, the earthworm just happens to be one of the most important ani- mals in the whole world of nature. Fishes have gills for breath- ing oxygen that is dissolved in the water. Most animals that live on land have lungs to breathe oxygen from the air. But the shy little earthworm is something special. He breathes through his skin. That bare, pink skin of his looks soft and helpless. But when a robin grabs one end of Mr. Pinky he learns that his skin is very tough and very strctchable. Nat- urally the robin does not know that the worm's skin can keep itself moist, can tell daylight from darkness, can shy away from dangerous chemicals and can also breathe. The worm must keen his skin damp at all times. This is ab- solutely necessary because the oxygen he breathes must be dis- solved in moisture. He has his ways to keep himself hearts pump this fresh blood to all the busy cells inside. The cells give up their waste car- bon dioxide. Sooner or later the used blood carries it around to the skin again. There the carbon dioxide seeps through the thin surface and the capil- laries take in another helping of fresh oxygen. All goes well as long as the worm is covered with his damp film. He can take oxygen dis- solved in mosture and even live for weeks under water. But he cannot take oxygen from the air as we do. If his skin dries out, he cannot breathe. This is why he lives in damp shady burrows and never comes out- side in the bright light of day. Down there in the ground. Pinky leads a very busy life. He eats the dirt as he runnels his burrows. The dirt has bits of rotting leaves and other de- caying fragments. The worm di- gests these scraps of food. The rest of the dirt goes on through his bodv. He leaves it behind moisl, so he does not have to I him in curly little piles. The keep dunking himself in the I scraps he digests become plant water. His skin has tiny glands and special pores to do the job. They create clammy moisture and ooze it all over his body. This moist film dissolves oxy- and water for the roots. The earthworm enriches the soil for the plants and this makes him one of nature's most im- gen and other gases from tlie portant animals. The next problem is to get the oxygen inside his body to help the busy cells to do their work. This job is done by skinny little blood vessels called capillaries. Pinky is pink be- Questlons assefl by cniMren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Hmitington BeacD, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) GOREN ON BRIDGE BT CHARLES H. GOREN IO By Th! Chicago Tribune! Neither vulnerable. West fleab, NORTH A K 10 7 1 VSZ O A 10 2 WEST EAST 852 A3 CKQJSIS43 OJ OQ97843 SOUTH AAQJ96 VA7 OK85 South 6 The bidding: West North East 4 'our detailed, critical comment. Rise above trivia for a better view- point. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. You must see that your output is clear and free of defect. This is the day almost any error manage. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Today does seem to offer either delay or perplexity about how to avert procrastination. PISCES (Feb. 19 March A new idea produces unexpect- ed results. Gather quickly all that pleases you. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Can iron cause signs of disease? Dear Dr. Lamb What are to add iron to foods. Uie symptoms of too much iron in one's system? Could this cause almost daily sick head- aches? When I eat any pre- pared food or take vitamins that say "added iron" I feel really ill. I am 66 years old, otherwise healthy with normal blood pressure. I'm very active tak- ing care of a large yard and do all the mowing, planting, etc, I eat meat, chicken or fish once a day and lots of fruit and vegetables. My bodily func- tions couldn't work more per- fectly. These constant head- aches are laying me low. Dear Header There is no information to suggest that taking too much iron would cause headaches without caus- ing a lot of other problems you don't seem to have. Headaches are a symptom that can be caused by allergies, nervous tension, numerous illnesses and a list of things so long it would fill this column. You would need a complete examination to really find out what the problem is. On the subject of iron, a per- son eating a balanced diet should be getting sufficient iron without replacement un- less he is losing blood. There are dangers from taking too much iron. Dr. William Cros- by of Tufts New England Medical Centre in Boston has come out against a proposal being considered by the Food and Drug Administration He thinks this would endanger the nation's health. Dr. Crosby points out that there are about Ameri- cans who have a disease that causes excess storage of iron in the body and at least other people with liver disease, plus blacks and individuals of Mediterranean ethnic back- ground with certain types of anemia who cannot tolerate in- creaeed amounts of iron in their diet. The truth is we have very little inform atilon on the effects of excessive Digestion of iron over long periods of time in even normal people. I agree with Dr. Crosby and feel that there is some real danger in adding too many things to natural foods. The business of adding things to natural products or making ar- tificial products has gotten so complex tbat it is almost im- possible to guess what you are eating. People who absorb too much iron or patients who get lots of blood transfusions can gradual- ly develop iron deposits in the liver. The liver may be dam- aged causing abnorntal meta- bolism with a high blood sugar, such as diabetes. The skin can become bronze in color, hence the term "bronze diabetes.'1 One treatment for this prob- lem is repeated blood letting of the patient, if the patient's illness will permit this. There is an optional amount of almost everything and this includes iron. Proper nutrition halt disease may WASHINGTON (AP) A University of Texas scientist says proper nutrition may pre- vent cancer and other diseases Dr. R o g e r J. Williams said here supernutrition a word he coined for nutrition beyond "good" nutrition and unrelated to calories deserves inves- tigation as "a strategy for the control of disease." But much remains to be dis- covered on what constitutes su- Cnnruliuns never jump for joy OTTAWA (CP) Official Canadian delegations never jump for joy, External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp assured the Commons Thursday. Wallace Nesbill (PC-Ox- ford) said he had read re- ports that the Canadian del- egation to the United Na- tions jumped with joy at the defeat, of the United States in the vote on admission of China. The Canadian government "is not engaged in such ac- Mr. Sharp said sol- emnly. Royal Trust lowers rule MONTREAL (CP) Royal Trust Co. announced yesterday a reduction of one-half per cent to 414 per cent the rale of in- terest paid on its savings ac- counts, effective Nov. 1. The company said the reduc- tion followed interest n.tc cuts by tho chartered banks. BANS! RATTLE RATTLE! -type type type type. DINS! type type lype type WM6.' -fold fold fold, lick lick! type type ZIP! tyuetyfWKS.' jp't ON FRIWW AFTERNOONS At FOUR MAKE A LOT OF NOISE! TUMBlEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN MEET EPITOROFTHE'VESERT CHARMEP, MY PEAR SALLOW'.... HORATIO WARSWDRTH CURMUPSEON FRUMP AT YOUR SERVICE, SIR 1 GREAT SCOTfJ WHAT KINPOFA NEWSPAPER- MAN ARE YOU BLONDIE-By Chic Young 1JIM1- TELL HIM I'M AT THE DEMTlsrs IMR.DITHEKS WANTS YOU ON THE PHOME 'I1IJIW. YOU'RE i. I WOULDN'T WANT (_ HERE y' sr BEETLE BAItEY-By Mori Walker I THREW MY RAINCOAT AND MY TOWEL. OVER MS AMD t STILL. Thley COULD OVER TriEMSHVES U'L ABNER-By Al Capp MY FONDEST DREAM-AMD THE. FONDEST DREAM OF EVERY AH COME TRUE A K HEADED FO' DOG PATCH.'.' THE LAST COMPLAINER IS ABOUT TO HAVE THEIR JAW ARCHIE-By Bob Montana pernutrition, Williams added in a speech to the National Aca-i demy of Sciences. Williams, a biochemist, told the academy last year that two- thirds of a group of rats he fed only commercial white bread died within 90 days of malnutrition and that the re- mainder were severely stunted. Li his report to the academy, Williams said the presence of significant unknown nutrients in uncooked food has long been suspected. GIVEN' EXTRA CALCIUM "Several years ago, we car- ried out an experiment related to supernutrition. A g r o u p of mice already receiving a com- mercial stock diet, supposedly well supplied with all nutrients, including pantothenic acid, were given an extra supply of calcium pantothenate in their drinking Williams said. "The result was an increased longctivity of about 19 per cent. If Ihis result is achieved by strengthening only one link in the chain, one can legitimately expect the result to be even more striking if one attempted to strengthen all the links." Therefore, Williams said, it seems probably that diseases such as muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cancer can be prevented hy expert ap- plication of supernutrition, es- pecially if it could be started with vulnerable individuals at an early age. "There is certainly room for the hypothesis that cells will not go (become cancerous) if they arc continuously cd by strong environmental Williams reported. Although no one has tried to determine whether supcrnu- trilion could lend lo a disap- pearance in the incidence of cancer, Williams said there is j a small glimmer of hope. NOW WAIT, SANTA THAT NAME A CLAUS? RINGS A LET'S SEE... I HAD HIS NAME ON THE TIP OF MY HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne NO, THERE'S A LADY IN A CAN YOU SEE N BIS HAT, A POST THE PREACHER? J AND SOME FLOWERS IN THE WAV HEY, COME HERE FOUND A LITTLE HOLE THROUGH THESE PEOPLE WHERE YOU CAN SEE PART OF HIS FACE 10-27 I'LL BE DARNED. SOMEHOW .1 PICTURED HIM AS HAV1NS A MUCH TALLER MOUTH SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal 1 KNEW SOMETHING L4KE WOULD HAPPEN WHgM aawED THE WEN'S UB. BUGS BUNNY I WONPER WHAT HAPPENED T SYLVESTER 7 ALWAYS FIRST IN LINE! ONE TUWA SANPWICH AMP A] FLASON OF MILK, IF YOU PLEASE, GUV'NOE! ;