Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 Your birthday today: Opens a whole new deal in which it becomes more im- portant why you do t h i n g s than what you do. Political expansion is to be avoided until you're much better set than is the case now. Be pre- pared all year for the unex- pected, with an open mind for potential changes, tempo- rary expedients. R e 1 a tipn- ships are subject to varying stresses. Today's natives are systematic, p r a c t i cal, im- aginative. AMES (March 21-April Vivid ideas, perhaps at practi- cal joke level, are abundant; but nobody gets much done to- day. Come to grips with basic problems, questions tomorrow. TAURUS (April 20-May Routine matters glide along with no special fuss. Leave in- novations or changes out of the picture for the moment as no- body's ready. This is no time for rushing things. GEMINI (May 21 June It should be such a pleasant day in social terms that you al- most don't notice that little or no is being made on material improvement. What- ever you do, do it in style! CANCER (June 21 July Stick with previously settled schedules despite attractive distractions. Travel involves even more excitement. Every- Fun figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter stands for a particular but different digit. A prime number is one that can be divided without remain- der only by itself and unity. For example, 13 is prime but 14 and 15 are not. Here we have a prime BULL. What is it? BUN RUN BU LL Thanks for an Idea to G. San- ders, Gadsden, Alabama. (Answer tomorrow) one is predisposed to slips of the tongue, and secrets get loose all day. LEO (July 23 Aug. Take time out for housekeep- ing, maintenance details, be- lated or unfinished routines. Younger people deserve and probably take a great deal of your attention. Postpone major projects. They are just as well let rest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Simply because you get a flash of imagination this morning doesn't mean you can apply it immediately. Go on with things as they were until you've had time to think out a whole new plan. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Suddenly you realize your- self changing, finding yourself involved in ways you hadn't dreamed. Today's lively pace carries you swiftly over details which have to be recalled and worked over later. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Take nothing seriously except your optimism and the telltale gestures people make which add perspective to what they say. By nightfall you will have plenty to puzzle over. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Think in terms of future expansion. Concentrate on the amenities, light entertaining, just getting better acquainted. Business deals can be worked out more advantageously later on. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Side issues tend to be productive, for a change, smle the main enterprise ags a bit. Make no promises on the basis of today's condi-1 tions. Spend time with good- natured friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Contact with distant af- fairs is tenuous. Turn your main energies to matters where you can make minor revisions. Skip no formalities, much as you may be in a mood for a shortcut. PISCES (Feb. 19-March The wheel of life turns round once more the more things change, the more they return to being the same. Enjoy today. Ambition is for another day. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) Ask Andy The optic tube Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents, Encyclopedia to Joe Amero, age 13, of Wahington, Illinois, for his question: Did Galileo invent the optic tube? There is some confusion abou who invented the optic tube, but most likely it was a Dutch spec- tacle maker. The first models were regarded as interesting novelties capable of doubling the view of church steeples and other local landmarks. The great Galileo saw astronomical possibilities in the little instru- ment and improved it to build the ancestor of the telescope. In the early 1600s, Hans Lip- pershay and Zacharias Jansen ground glass leases and made spectacles in the Dutch town of Middleburg. We are not sure which of them invented the op- tic tube. However, the evi- dence favors Lippershay. Most researchers suspect that its secrets were revealed when either Lippershay senior or his son chanced to hoks up two lenses and align them for a view through the window of the workshop. By happy accident they were the right kinds of lens- es and by happy accident they were held in just the right posi- tions. Whoever took the first peek was astonished to behold a magnified close-up of the town's church steeple. Somebody fixed the two lens- es in a viewing tube. The one in front was a convex lens, thick in the middle and tapering to- ward the rim. The other was a concave lens, caved in on both sides. No doubt considerable trial and error was needed to figure the correct distance be- tween the objective, or convex lens and the ocular, or concave eyepiece. These first optic tubes mere- ly enlarged the distant view by two. Meantime, in Italy, the great Galileo heard about them and figured how to make one for himself. His superior instru- ment magnified 32 times and being one of history's master astronomers, naturally he train- ed it on the heavens. Galileo's super-optic-tube became the world's first telescope. During the winter of 1609 and 1610, he used it to make astrom- history and to establish a landmark that shattered man's former convictions that the earth was the center of the universe. From a rooftop in Venice, through his ornate lit- tle telescope, he became the first earthling to behold the rings of Saturn, the changing phases of Venus and four of Jupdter's moons. He also saw the bazy blur of the Milky Way actually is crowded with swarms of millions of faraway stars. Using a theory suggested by Copernicus, the great man as- sembled his new evidence to present the true structure of the Solar System as a central sun with orbiting planets. For 14 centuries, big-headed schol- ars had cherished the self im- portant notion that the entire universe revolved around their home planet. For this reason, Galileo was tortured and forced to retract his picture of fbe So- lar System. Newton, an Englishman, car- ried on the work of Galileo and went far beyond it. Among oth- er things, he invented the re- jecting telescope, which uses a metal cup to catch and mag- nify light rays with a mirror to reflect the image to an eye- piece. Questions aslced by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hnnticgton Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle W Publishing Co. 1973) -Tuesday, September 4, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan ISN'TTHIS PRETTY PRA5DC, CHIEF? ID PO SOMETHING- TO STAY IN EASINESS! YES, WIMPLE... E UHBBBIREEK YOU PLUS'EM-I PLANT-EM HJUT BUSINESS J-5AUE- EVERYTHING PMUST6011 OUT BUSINESS BLONDIE-By Chic Young CALL MR. DITHERS A.MDT5LLHIM IVE eor GALUOPINS LUMBASO HES4JD IF YOU DTONTGMICP 1R iJUMBASO DOWM BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker NOT THAT WONT FOLLOW STUPID ORPSR omi SMALL REGION Tfce combined area of New- foundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is sguare miles, about 5.5 per cent of Che total area of Canada. TRIE SYND BRIDGE 94 GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN. C> TM Trlfiont BotJj vulnerable. West deals. NORTH VA8T52 0 762 WEST AA87 EAST AQJ652 OAK8S 6J1093 6 5 4 2 10 9 7 SOUTH A K 10 4 3 V Q J 10 9 4 OQ4 The bidding: (West North East South Pass Pass Pass 1 Q? 'Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of 0 While a little learning i might be a dangerous thing, finding out as much as pos- sible about the opponents' holdings can only benefit de- clarer. Hands containing four spades and five hearts are notoriously difficult to bid The general practice is to bid the four-card spade suit providing it is a good sutt. Here, South's spade suit is not biddable, so his choice of one heart is en- dorsed by this department. j Unless North could introduce the spade suit, it was unlike- ly that a spade contract would be missed. North's raise to four hearts had a dual purpose Because of his fine distrib- ution, there was a chance that the contract might be made if South's hand fitted wefl. In addition, the bid had preemptive value, and might shut out a possible opposing spade contract. The defenders started off with three rounds of dia- monds, declarer ruffing the third round with the nine. As a spade trick had to be lost, the success of the contract depended en South losing no trick in the trump suit. With ten cards missing the king, the percentage play is to fi- nesse. However, before commit- ting himself to a position in the trump suit, declarer de- cided to find out who had the ace of spades. Accord- ingly, at trick four he lei the king of spades from his hand! West won the ace and exited with a club, taken fey declarer's ace. West had now shown op with the ace-king of da- rn onds and the ace of, spades. As he had passed in first seat, it was impossible that he could also hold the king of hearts. With that card as well, he would have 14 prime high-card psjnts and would surely have opened the bidding. Declarer's discovery play in spades had repealed that the percentage play in trumps was bound to fail he led the queen beans and went up with dummy's the king obligirrgVy came crashing down. ExeaJ; plary technHje nad a vulnerable tame, LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Yes, stomach produces acid Dear Dr. Lam" You havi_ commented on acid in the stom ach in some of your columns I had an ulcer operation ant they cut the vagus nerve, which I understand is supposed to con trol the flow of acid in your stomach. Would you commen on this in your column, anc how it affects the stomach acid? Dear Reader The stomach normally produces hyrpchloric acid. The acid in conjunction with pepsin, also produced by the stomach, begins the initial digestion of proteins. The acid pepsin formation in the stomach is stimulated by the vagus nerve. The nerve cells for the vagus originate in the brain stem and the nerve fibers then are passed exten- sively over the entire digestive tract and other regions of the body. You can stimulate the nerve and immediately the lit- tle cells in the wall of the stom- ach that produce acid diges- tive juice begin to pump out this material. It is this nerve connection that enables psychic stress, or any other form of stimulation that reaches the brain, to affect the stomach's production of acid pepsin juice. Not all stimuli that reach the brain, then stimulate the stom- ach to pour out acid pepsin juice, are stressful. The sight of appealing food stimulates the brain. The impulse is relayed to the vagus nerve and then to the stomach. The smell of fav- orite food cooking is another input. Ulcer patients usually have an overproduction of acid di- gestive juice from cells in the wall of the stomach. Whenever surgery is used in such an in- dividual, it's common to re- move part of the stomach, thereby eliminating part of the cells and to cut the vagus nerve, thereby eliminating the nerve stimulus to cause these! cells to produce acid digestive juice. This does not mean that acid digestive juice ceases to be formed. It's just decreased to a much smaller amount. The cells in the stomach can pro- duce acid digestive juice on their own, but will usually not produce excessive amounts if there is no vagus stimulation. Much the same effects of sur- gery are achieved through va- rious medicines. Probanthine and atropine like drugs all have the chemical effect of blocking nerve impulses along the vagus. Such medicines lit- erally induce "chemical sur- gery of the vagus nerve." How effective the surgery 5s depends a lot on the indivi- dual case, whether or not a por- tion of the stomach was re- moved, how much and even how the vagus is cut, and i f the fibers of the vagus nerve are regenerated or resume their old stimulatory effect. Finally, I would have to say In either medical or surgical treatment of ulcers, part of the success depends on changing liv- ing habits that may have been the major factor in causing the problem to start with. This in- cludes eliminating the use of cigarettes, alcohol, excessive amounts of coffee and nervaus or emotional tension or stress originating either because of oc- cupational or family situations. Many patients with ulcers cannot be adequately heated unless the cause of the psychic stress can be eliminated or re- duced. This may mean a change in jobs for some people. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on ulcers, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Ul- cers" booklet. THAT STUPID CAME FROM THE STUPID 6ENERAL, LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp THE BW-IAMA MAP INDICATES THAT BAHAMA I i -FROM DOGRATCH STRAIGHT I ITOTHE. FASTBUCKMVHSTER lir II BAHAMA STAMP.'.'AMD >NEKriorr-A STUDENT a1 CHRYSANTHEMUM )t CHARLIE CHAM 9-3 ARCHIE-By Bob Montana AFTER WE'VE ALL PAID TO SEE THE "FLOOR HE'LL SHOW US A HOLE IN HIS HE'S PUTTING YOU JUSHEAD INVITED U3 ALL OVER. TO HIS HOUSE AFTER. 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