Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 5, 1974 Lawrence Lamb Dear Dr. Lamb Are eye exercises harmful to the eyes or do they improve vision? Dear Reader If used properly they are usually good for vision. Any form of exer- cises need to be planned for a specific goal. Your eyes have a set of muscles attached to the eyeball that enable them to move in all those different directions, including rolling your eyes. If a muscle is weak and it affects your vision, the right exercises can strengthen it and improve vision. Now, let me point out that if you do exercises that strengthen the wrong muscle and do not strengthen the weak muscle, then you may make matters worse. It is similar to the problem of developing muscles to hold your shoulders back. If you do exercises that strengthen the muscles that pull your shoulders forward the exer- cises will make matters worse. So, exercise of the body or the eyes must be done properly to be helpful. It follows a do-it-yourself pro- ject without an examination and the advice of your doctor may be more harmful than useful. Dear Dr. Lamb In one of your columns you dealt with the effect of inhaling carbon monoxide pollution created by smoking on non smokers. Can you please advise me where I can get a pamphlet or information as to who did this research? A friend disbelieves the validity of the harm it can do to the non smoker. Dear Reader Glad to oblige. A study on the blood levels of carbon monoxide in nonsmokers confined to a room with smokers was carried out by researchers at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. The report was published in Lancet, a British medical journal, the last week of March 1973. There are also other studies that show the level of carbon monoxide in smoke filled rooms often ex- ceeds the level safe for in- dustry. In the United States, Modern Medicine, a journal for doctors, published the position of the American College of Chest Physicians in its December 25, 1972 issue. The college believes the smoker should be separated from the non smoker and has done so for all its state and national meetings. When the ventilation is not adequate, the smoker is "banished" from the meeting hall In a statement of rights for nonsmokers the college stated: "The American College of Chest Physicians believes that cigarette smoking not only is hazardous to the health of the individual who smokes but also is hazardous to the health of the individual 'who does NOT smoke, but who inhales the hazardous constituents in the air produced by the smoker." College believes that the smoker, although main- taining his right to choose to smoke, should consider his obligation to society by not infringing on the rights of the nonsmoker." In my opinion smoking should be outlawed in all public places and in all public transportation. Surely one of the basic rights of all human beings is not to be poisoned by the unnecessary habits of others. 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 hiatal her- nia, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Hiatal Hernia" booklet. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) I Flashback 1915 Czar Nicholas II assumed personal command of the Russian army. 1936 Beryl Markham completed the first east-west non-stop transatlantic flight from Abington, England, to Louisbourg, N.S. 1939 Prime Minister James B. Herzog of South Africa resigned when his neutrality policy was defeated. 1941 The Germans shelled Leningrad for the first time in the Second World War. 1945 British forces recap- tured Singapore from the Jap- anese. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN S The Cftiuio Tribune Both vulnerable. West deals. NORTH 4J K 10 7 3 J 64 A 10 9 6 WEST EAST SOUTH A J 8 5 4 A 7 5 3 The bidding: West North East South Dble. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ace of A It is surprising how often simple arithmetic will point the way to a winning line or to successful defense. Consider this hand. North was. perhaps, a trifle light for a vulnerable takeout double, hut there is no doubt that he had classic distribution for his hid. East's jump to three spades were preemptive. not forcing, but then- was no way he could shut South out of the auction. North indicated a minimum double wilh his pass at his next turn, but South was too strong to allow the to buy the cnntracl. Hv showed his second suit and North corrwtwJ hi'arf- M the -arc- of East played his lowi-st in an effort Vi show his partntT that he had started with an odd number of cards in the suit. In view of his jump raise that had to mean that he had started with five spades, so to continue with a spade would give declarer a ruff-and-sluff. Therefore. West shifted to a trump at trick two, and declarer played a second round to extract the outstanding hearts. Since he would have to yield a diamond trick no matter how the suit divided. South con- tinued with the ace of diamonds and another. East contributing the three and deuce as West won the king. Down to black cards only. West chose to exit with his lowest club rather than con- cede a ruff and discard. Declarer captured the jack with the queen and finessed the ten of clubs to land his' contract. Had West counted de- clarer's tricks, he would have realized that a ruff-and-sluff would not help declarer's cause materially. South had five heart tricks, three diamonds and a club, for a total of nine. A njff-and-sluff would bring that total ten, but declarer would still have t" yield a club trick for down one. Similarly. East should have Tvaliwd that one extra trick in would also still leave declarer one Jrick short, and -bould have withheld his jack. 1 imvt-ver. declarer could counter thi'i by winning seven HOO-HA? He wr A.RAVEN I ftUFNOTMy 7 PISH OF TEA f I 6LAD TO Be WITH IS MV RED FHJENDS ASA.'N y y PUT J SUPPOSE I CAN LEARN. PO FLAY?