Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Siplombtr J5, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon THURSDAY, SEPT. 16 Your birthday today: Life for you this coming year rausl pass a tasting screen. you accept or permit must cither conform to exacting personal standards or be of superior precision and qual- ity on its own. There seems little chance of moderation or compromise this year. To- day's natives work hard for purely personal goals. LAWRENCE E. LAMB. M, D. Bleaching hair can be harmful Dear Dr. Lamb I have been having this problem for quite some time now and since I read your column daily 1 thought perhaps you might have a solution. I am black, 25 years old, married and the mother of four children. My problem is almost as old as I am. I have tried every remedy, old and new, in- cluding protein treatments and my hair still won't grow. Is it possible this is due to vitamin deficiency? Can it be hereditary? My par- ents and grand parents and great grandparents and their children all have beautiful heads of hair. What happened tn me? I have been to and they say it is not due lo a nervous condition. I am not completely bald, but I would like to have more and longer hair. Dear Reader The fact that you still have hair is at least encouraging that something can be done about your problem. Temporary loss of hair some- times follows a severe illness or after childbirth but if you have really had this problem most of your adult life it is probably on another basis. The most common difficulty is doing too many things with liair. Techniques that put the hair under tension are particu- larly likely to cause loss of hah-. I refer to making tight curls or hair streightening tech- niques. Either is hard on hair. The best hail' care for someone having a problem ii not to wash it too frequently. Do not over- comb, do not brush too often or to bard. Let it stay loose and don't use a lot of medica- tions. There are no satisfac- tory medicines or shampoos to prevent loss of There are from to 000 hairs on the scalp and nor- mally about 10 per cent of the hair follicles are resting before they shoot out a new hair. Hair is shed at a rate of about 30 hairs a dav. Once a hair follicle really quits working, not just resting, it usually doesn't pro- duce hair again. For the men who are still trying to find out the differ- ence between blondes, red heads and brunettes, here is one. Blondes have more hair per square inch, red heads the least and brunettes in between. Too much tinting and bleach- ing of hair can be harmful. Drastic changes in hair color can damage the hair, too. Host loss of hair from these causes is temporary if the practice is stopped. People baring trouble with loss of hair should leave it alone for a while. Let it stay loose. Don't pull it, tease it, bind it into pony tails, braids, tight curls, or straighten it. Don't medicate it with expen- sive shampoos or other treat- ments. Nature will do more for you if you just let it alone. If that doesn't work have a good checkup for possible endocrine problems like a low thyroid function. This is unlikely how- ever in a young woman with four sue c e s s f u 1 pregnancies Family characteristics are im- portant in determining b a 1 d- ness. ARIES (March 21 April It's not yet time to wind up confusing details lett over from lost night. See the end of the week as a three day circus faith that all conies out well by and by. TAURUS (April 20 May The more strident your claim, the less likely your luck in col- lecting- The serene, coolheaded approach gives you a special observation ]Mst from which to view human drama. GEMINI (May 21 June An early start alleviates po- tential tension. To let well enough alone is a fine art now. CANCER (June 21 July Drift along with the tide of routine events until you're sure what you want done and a def- inite way to get it. Today's con- ditions lend themselves to ex- pedients. LEO (July 23 Aug. Carry on boldly but keep your actual deeds simple and no greater than a necessary min- imum. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Stilt. Personal affairs are certain to bring abrupt stress or surprise. Your temporary adjustme n t s turn out later to have involved some permanent clarifications. MBRA (Scpl. 23 Oct. Life grows quiet and you for- mulate a clearer picture of how you can improve gently. There are many little things to do. SCORPIO (Oct. 25 Nov. Spice your routines with good humor. Romantic interests sparkle amongst the cross-cur- rents of people coming and go- ing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Ucc. Cheek up on recent com- ments; revise what you balked at even seeing before, without undue fuss or protest. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Emotional ties tend stress and sharing, so that new relations are born, old ones deepen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Small gains and progress mark the day and are to be ac- cepted as sufficient. More of the same are coming, so don't rush matters. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Stabilize your position in seek- ing harmony with others. Just giving tilings away is no help unless they're white elephant, finding new homes where the function appropriately. (1971: By Tlic Chicago Tribune N'JuJ THAT VKIANP I ARE THROU6H, WHV DO 1W KEEP CALLlNSMEOHTHEfWNE? HOUCOME W NEVER 6ET A WRON6 NUMBER mm WKNEEPONE rUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN FOR VfeR INFORMATION, T xl PONT PRINK MILK j WE ORPER THE HAHP 5TJFP! 6IMME FOUR FINGERS A GLASS 0' PUTTERMILK, PLEASE! Ot PUTTER, PLEASE! HAMMERHEA 100 PROOF! BLONDIE-By Chic Young UGG appoints agricultural economist WINNIPEG (CP) United Grain Growers has announced the appointment of agricultural economist G. W. Moore to as- sume responsib i 1 i t y for re- search and planning with the farmer owned grain company. Mr. Moore, director of re- search for the Manitoba Agri- cultu al Credit Corp., has a master's degree in agricul- ture economics from the Uni- versity of Manitoba, where he studied the costs of farm truck- ing and grain handling in the country elevator s t s t e m of Western Canada. May restrict training at army camp OTTAWA (CP) Restrictions will likely be placed on British army military exercises at the Suffield military reservation in Alberta to protect the local en- vironment, the defence depart- ment said today. A defence official said his de- partment has been working closely with the environmert de- partment for more than a month to ensure that "ecolog- ically and archaeologically im- portant areas" within the square-mile reservation will be protected. Experts hda been brought in to examine the terrain and were preparing a report that would recommend restrictions on where British troops would op- erate. Provincial authorities had also been consulted. A 10-year agreement between Canada and Britain was signed last month providing for use of the reservation, about 30 miles north of Medicine Hat, by Brit- ish troops with tanks and other mechanized equipment. Sunday the National and Pro- vincial Parks Association of Canada made public a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, pro- testing that "fragile soils and vegetation, not to mention the remnant populations of endan- gered species of wildlife that may still exist in the area, rould be seriously and perma- nently impaired." All need water Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Terry Tim- merman, age 10, of Newport News, Virginia, for his ques- tion Is it true that some animals never drink water? All living cells need a quota of water Lo carry on their chemical activities. But not all arimnis gulp down a drink ev- en1 d And a few species never take a sip of wafer throughout their entire lives. They manage to extract some of their supplies from the food they eat. And it so happens that animals also manufacture water as by-products of certain chemical processes inside their bodies. n A shaggy skunk dips his pointed nose in his favorite stream for a drink of water. Nearby, a spectacled raccoon arrives to soak his food, rinse his paws and takes a drink When twilight falls, most am mals forget their quarrels and come down to fill up at the neighborhood water hole. But some species live in arid re- gions, where water holes do not exist and the year is a long drought sprinkled with a few showers. Some of these desert animals never take a long, cool drink of water. Two of these non-drinkers live in our southwestern des- erts. One is the kangaroo rat who travels by leaps and bounds. He uses his long, strong hind legs to jump along in leaps of six to eight feet. His body is eight inches long, plus an eight-inch tail with a tuft at the end. The kangaroo rat shares his arid territory with another non-drinker the kan- garoo mouse. This small cousin has a three-inch body and a four-inch tail. He too is a cham- pion leaper. So far as we know, these small desert dwellers can live their whole lives without taking a sip of water. Yet they must have a constant supply of water to keep going. Their bodies extract some of their supplies from grasses ant other plants. Many desert plants are succulents that stor enough water in their cells t last from one shower to th next. But the kangaroo mous and the kangaroo rat have stil another way to get water from I he food they cat. Their bodie actually manufacture from oxygen in flic air and hy drogen in the tough seeds o their diets. If they take care they can manage without drink ing water. So they stay out o the drying sunshine, deep ii their underground burrows, am come out to dine in the coo evening. The desert tortoise has hi: own way of coping with hi, arid world. There is little or re drinking water around. But thi desert cactuses on his mem contain lots of water. His bod; extracts this water. What's more, he has two built-in water bags under his shell. Wlwn times are good, he fills them with a pint of extra water enough to last for quite a while Certain beetles and many oth er insects rarely if ever drinl water. Their bodies extract the moisture they need from ants plants and other assorted items on their menus. A soggy snail you would think, needs a lot ol water to stay moist. But a cer tain snail who lives in Death Valley never sips a drink. He too extracts his moisture from lender greenery. However these plants flourish only for a short while in the early, early spring. For the rest of the year this non-drinking snail finds a shady crevice, tucks himself in- to his shell, seals his door and sinks into a long, deep sleep. Questions asfced by cnfMrnn of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntinglon Beacil, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) It's go, go, go Gruelling grind for blues king STRATFORD, Ont. (CP) A tired, old-looking Negro man rrt on a suitcase in the airport lobby, slumped over the guitar case that was tucked undei his arm. "Young lady, I'd like you to meet the great B. B. said his business manager. And the great B. B. King- alias chairman of the board of blues singers, King of the lo his feet and with a gentle handshake said, "mah pleasure." He hadn't slept for two days. He had just arrived from Atlanta, Ga., where he had performed in n concert WEDNESDAY NIGHT DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Invites all Novico Bridge Playen lo a FREE nighl of duplicate Bridge Wednesday, Sepl. 15-8 p.m. HAMILTON SCHOOL the night before. There was some confusion about getting his equipment from the plane and in fewer than two hours he was scheduled lo be on stage at the Stratford Festi- val, a Hi-hour drive from the Toronto airporl. But situations like this are far from unusual for B. B. King. There was one year in his long career when he played 342 one-night stands in towns ranging from San Fran- cisco to Twist, Ark. "Yeah, honey, ah get tired of he said on the way to Stratford. "Ah've lost two wives this ah wonder if ah'II get but nh've reaped plenty bene- fits." WON GRAMMY The benefits to B. B. King do not just include being hailed as the "Ch.iirman of the Board of blues singers" (Bill Graham's introduction at San Francisco's F i 11 m o r e West rock palace in or having sovcral top-selling al- bums, or capturing the Grammy award for Best Male Rhythm and Blues Artist. "As long as folks get mah message and like what ah do, that's all what said Mr. King. "Wen ah was a lilllc boy elder and the first thing he'd said. "But seemed like ah was always bein' called 'fore an elder and the first thing he' say was 'how come you go and do "Often tunes ah didn't want to be reprimanded, ah just wanted someone lo hear me, to iwrsland. Then when ah was 14 and mah father finally found me, ah was used lo bein' alone so ah kept pretty quiet. "Ah had so many things bottled up inside me as a kid, that it's kinda like a relief lo let flic pressure out a volcano erupting." Born 45 years ngo on an In- dianola. Miss., plantation, Rilcy (Blues Boy) King has como up the hard way. His parents separated when he was four and his moUier died when, he was nine. He fended for himself for five yenrs by pushing a plow as a share- cropper and picking cotton at 35 cents for every 100 pounds picked. Reunited at I 4 with his father, B. B. King soon ob- tained his first guitar and taught himself to play it. Since then there has been nothing else but singing and playing the blues. And then we were hi Strat- ford and B. B. King was on stage lo do yet another -on- ccrt. Ho and his fantastic back-up band, Sonny Freeman and the Unusunls, provided a concert that had the capacity audience on its feet clapping, as much as it was seated. Re- viewers went away lo rave about B. B. King as the irref- utable King of the Blues. BOOKS BANNED WELLINGTON (Roller 1 New Zealand's indecent publica- tions tribunal has banned Wil- linm Edward S'prague's Sex, Pornography nnd the Law and ruled that two other hooks, Naked Came the Stranger nnd Sex and Ihe Over-Forties were indecent in the hands ol persons under IB years. MONEY TO A FRIEND IS AN INVITATION 87 T0 AND'SOMETIMES, NOTLOANINGMOWEY -fe IS EVEN WORSE BEETLE EAILEY-By Mori Walker LIL ABNER-By Al Capp NOT SO FAST.VOU OLD PATS.'.' THIS CHAIR IS J WANTED FDR WH E.RZ.S THAT WHEEL- CHAIR' THOSE SWEET OLD LADIES JUST TOOK IT CHAIR.'.' IT IS I MV DUTY TO INFORM S OFYOJR RIGHT I TO BE SI LENT-- -AND NOW THAT I'VE I DONE. MV i s TALK, BLAST f ARCHIE-By Bob Montana DON'T MANS ON TO JyOU'VE SUIT.' year THE ROPE TO _HANG ON WE HIT A GLAD J YOU FELL OFF TOO, ARCH.' WILLVOU GET I RIDE IN OFF .'THERE I'LL ISN'T ROOM JUMP FOR TWO.' OFF.' HI AND LOIS-By Oik Browne UP FROM HER NAP NO REASON WHy 1 CAN'T TURN UP THE HI-FI SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal DO vou PLAN to 60 THIS TlME, EXFWKP BUGS BUNNY YOUK. GEMEROSITV IN VOUE. REPAST SPINACH, V BEST SAUERKRAUT [THING T CEHVA-, PULL. O' VITEKMINE'S. AN' MINERALS I HOPE IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO OffTAIN LUN"