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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD Thursday, September 21, LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Soldier's heart disease is rare Dear Dr. Lamb Would you comment on the difference be- tween soldier's heart disease and effort syndrome compared to angina pecto.'is by atherosclerosis in terms of their symptoms and treatment? I have been treated for coronary heart disease. My blood pres- sure is normal, 1 don't smoke, or have diabetes. I'm not over- weight, or have other ci circulatory problems. I'm in- clined to think my doctor may be treating me for the wrong thing and povhaps I have sold- ier's heart disease. Dear Header You must have been doing some reading since not very many people knew about soldier's heart dis- ease. Angina pectoris. of course, is pain in the chest usually caused by atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in the It is a very common disease in the American population and an- other manifestation of the same disorder of the heart that causes the common heart attack. The main difference is that the at- tacks are much shorter in dura- tion and often mildev. Soldier's heart disease is sometimes called neurocircula- tory asthenia. Individuals with the problem have sumptoms that simulate angina pectoris or heart have disease nothing although they structur ally WTOng with theiv heart. These individuals often have sharp pain under the left nipple. They become breathless with mini- mal amounts of exertion and some complain of skipped beats or palpitations of the heart Faintness while standing is common. It is also called "ef- fort syndrome" because many of the reactions resemble the feeling a person has aftev hav- ing done an unusual amount of effort. It was commonly observed in soldiers undergoing physica" ..aining and Sir Thomas Lemis, a famous British heart special- it, observed that it occurred in office wovkcrs and men with sedentary habits who were then put in to "a fairly vigorous phy- sical training program. Most heart specialists feel that indi- viduals who have this kind of problem are in poor physical condition and that the proper treatment is very gradual in- crease in the level of physical activity. Since a person who is taking medicine for heart disease, such as you are, may have a fairly serious problem, it is very important (hat the indivi- dual doesn't take it upon him- self to try to differentiate be- ,ween these two problems. That's what the doctor is for. If you're '.vrong and decide you merely have sumptoms caused >y an inadequate level of phy- sical fitness and embark on an exercise program on you? own, you can do yourself a great deal of harm. The doctor will his decision by careful examination and sometimes by the effects of exercise upon the electrocardiogram taken bc- fbTC, sometimes during, and after exercise period, irfihe doc- tor's office. If an individual has sufficient findings to make a diagnosis of angina pectoris or heart disease without the exer- cise procedure, the doctor may not wish to subject the patient to this test. Other universes? Andy sends a complete 2ft- I v olumo set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Ellen Thompson, age 12, of Waynesboro, Virginia, for her question: Have scientists found olhcr uni- verses besides our own? So far as we know, thove is no end to the infinite readies of snace. If by chance we found the outside edge, our next question would be: "What's on Ihe other Ob- viously our human minds can- not grasp Ihe concept of end- less infinity. But once in a while, every thinking person is tempted to think and wonder about it. This is a good cxcr- :ise to stretch the brain so long as we remember that we could not grasp the answer, even if we found it. IF NO ONE 6IVES HER fRESENTS, HER LIFE HASj NO AREN'T THE MEANIN6 Or LIFE TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan cise new terms to explain Ibis expanded picture. Some people refer to our own star system as an Island Uni- verse or the Milky Way Gal- axy and some still call it the universe. Maybe the simplest term for it is the Galaxy, spell- ed with a capital letter. Tile countless star systems it may be called other island universes, nebulae or nebulas. The simplest term seems lo be galaxies, spelled without a c n p i t a 1 lette: to distinguish them from our own Galaxy. This leaves us without a re- placement for the old universe, which was intended to include SOON? VDUVF- PARTLY JUST 1-21 everything on earth and all the known items beyond it. We may use the term Universe, with a This is a tricky question lie- capital letter, or express thi. COCAINE SEIXED MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Treas- ury department officials re- ported Monday the arrest of one American and four Colom- bians and the seizure of seven pounds of cocaine, valued al more than on Ihe illicit drug market, at Miami Inter- national Airport during the weekend. The cocaine seizure was carried out by U.S. cus- toms agents. cause Ibe word "universe" ran away with itself. Originally it meant everything in our world, plus all tho things we knew about in the sky above. As scientists probed deeper into tlw space that su -rounds the parti, tlwy discovered that .here arc vast reaches beyond ;iie range of our eyes. The old jlea ot the visible universe ex- ploded, so to speak, beyond the range of human imagination. But people were used to the old "universe" and they tried lo keep it, even though it no longer fitted the known facts. This led lo a lot of confusion. The old word was given several extra meanings to bring it up to date. Several new terms were dubbed in lo clarify the situa- tion. Meantime we learned that our old visible universe is huge system of about 100 bil- lion stars, isolated in vast oceans of outer space. Thou- sands of similar star systems were discovered, separated by enormous distances from our universe and from each other Obviously we need some pre- GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1HJ fir 7M chlHH Trltvni vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A K Q 10 4 3 V K 10 61 WEST AJ9T2 W53 OJ103 SOUTH A EAST A Void WQJ981 OA854 OKQ62 The bidding: South West North East 1 NT Pass 2 Pass 2 id Pass 4 Pasi Pass Pass Opening lead: Jack of North's response of two clubs to his partner's open- ing one no trump bid prom- ises least eight points and requests Hie opener to show a Jour card major if he has one or to rebli two dia> monds if he does not. Even if South had bid two dia- monds, it was North's Inten- tion to show his spade suit next to give his partner an opportunity to raise that juit if he had three card support. The slightly unbal- anced nature of North's hand including two worthless doubletons suggests that a suit kpnlract might be pref- erable. When South, somewhat unexpectedly, bid two spades, showing four of that suit, North proceeded direct- ly lo game in for in support of that suit, his hold- ing was worth 10 points. West opened the jack of diamonds, North played the Ihree and East put up the ace. The latter shifted to the fjueen ot clubs which was covered by declarer with the king. West won the trick with the ace and then exited with the deuce of clubs, East put up the ten and continued with the jack, forcing dum- my lo ruff with the three ot spades The king of spades was cashed and when East showed out, discarding the seven of -hearts, complica- tions set in, even tho West's jack could 'be picked up easily enough by finessing dummy's ten. U trumps had divided either two-two or three-one, South could trump out his long diamond. With the highly abnormal division -in spades, declarer sought for an alternative line ot play. He considered cashing the ace and king of hearts and then attempting to ruff a third round in his hand, but by so might subject himself to overruff by West. The play in clubs tended to indicate (hat that suit was divided four-four and inasmuch as West was known to hava four spades as well, that lett him with only five cards in the red suits. Since East held nine red cards, the burden of protect- ing heat is and diamonds might reit on the latter's shoulders and South decided to -cash out the trumps in order to place pressure on his right hand opponent. A spade was led to the ace as East gave up his remain- ing club. A small trump came next, West followed with the nine and the proven finesse of dummy's ten was taken as East parted with the of hearts. The queen ot spades drew West's jack of trumps and placed unbearable pressure on his partner. East could not ford to give up another heart, tor then the ace and king would drop the jack and queen and establish North's ten and six for two more tricks in the suit. East parted with the lour of diamonds and now dia- mond lead to the queen fol- lowed by the king dropped the four outstanding cards in the suit and established de- clarer's six for the game ful- filling trick. In all, South took five spades, two hearts, and three diamonds. BLONDIE-By Chic Young ;reatest of imaginable con- cepts with the wc-.-d cosmos. In my case, nothing lias been or vill be found beyond it The cosmic Universe includes all j know plus everything we I don't know. i Thi; thousands of known gal- axies, or universes, are cat- alogued by letters, numbers and sometimes clues to the con- stellations where they may be located in our skies. Our Gal- a.xy is a v; h c e 1 i n g lens with spiraling arms. It is called a spiral nebula. Many outer gal- axies are spiral nebula types. Others are S-shaped or barred. Some are hazy spheres in which, perhaps, the gases are still unborn stars. All of them are included in the one and only Universe, or cosmos. Questions asked LV rnnmen of Herald readers should be mailed lo Ask AnJy, P.O. Box VS5, Huntington Beacft, California 'Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1D72) SAVE "xl CESTS A DAY, HG..' V- ME TO SAVH yfS A ONE HUMORED I EUESSTUF.W I10 BETTER SAVE BEETLE BAILEY-By Mori Walker til ABNER-By Al Capp Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 Your birthday today: Today is equinox day. Thoso torn before p.m. East- ern Daylight Time are Vir- goans, th o s e later are Li- brans. In other years the time is different. Tonight's full moon is a starting point in some lunar calendars, too. The coming years prom- ises swift changes. ARIES (March 2I-April You're probably overscheduled, too much to do in too short a time. Retain a gracious man- ner, shed loads or postpone where you can. TAURUS (April 20-May Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS Sept. 21, 1972 The loss of Ihe Canadian destroyer Ottawa was an- nounced 30 years ago today a German submarine attack on an At- lantic convoy. The toll was 113 officers and men dead or missing. The Ottawa was one of six modern de- stroyers with which Canada enteced the Second World War. She was one of the es- cort destroyers when King George VI and Queen Eliza- beth crossed from Vancou- ver to Victoria during Ihe 1933 Royal visit. became inde- pendent. Place des Arts opened in Montreal. re- signed as national Progres- sive Conservative leader be- cause of poor health. leader Mao Tse-tung proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China. French Assem- bly voted to abolish tho monarchy. Ednless discussions fail to disclose key facts do your own looking. The determination to get things straight saves the day. GEMINI 21 June Impulse, haste can be trouble- some. Items and situations us- ually safe aren't necessarily so. You are better off if you state your case. CANCER (June 21 July Bickering leads to serious confh'ct, and is tetter avoided except whore you have all it j takes to settle a long conflict. I.EO (July 23 Aug. Slay uncommitted and tactful, on the alert for a break. Ixived ones need your wisdom. There are many things to talk over later tonight. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Opposition is just challeng- ing enough lo stir you into def- inite effort to get what yon want. What is begun today is complex. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Early activity is smooth, later hours bving tension. Switching to another job is a bridge to some other undeveloped situa- tion. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Strenuous activity is normal 'or this long and tense day. To- day's conditions in time open a special opportunity for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. The better they like you, the more contrary theb mood. Stick to the routines of wind- ing down the week's work, acid- ing nothing. i CAPRICORN' (Dec. 22 .Ian. i Conversations get out of! hand this strange Friday, mak-! uii; it difficult for you to judge' what to answer, and when to leave off. AQUARIUS (.Tail. 20 Fob. No clear path is available, so you must fee! your way as most people do. Wait for prov- ocation to lose its edge. PISCES (Feb. ID-March Anylhing will serve as a bone for contention. Resign grace- fully, or select some other is- sue to work out relationship ad- justments. (1072 By The Chicago Tribune) JETtMJDS IN IXJOHKI THAT GIRL IK> DO6PATCH -VOU LOVE-SHE'S JUST TRAG1CAUW LOST HER THIS HUSBAND AMD_____4 IS MY LUCKY DAY- AFTER MY SANITIZING CREW fe THROUGH I'LL COME CLOSER, AMD ASK YOU IMPORTANT ARCHIE-By Bob Montana WE'D BETTER HURRVTOGbT OUR TENTS UP BEFORE DARK.' HI AND LOIS-By Dik TrlS LieUT FROM THE LAMP APPEARS WHEN MOM PULLS BUT I'M NOT SURE HOW MV SUNBEAM ...I WONDER IF SCO PULLS 5s- THE CHAW IIH SUNBEAM REWINDS V.E OF A LAMP. TI-EY BOTH SEND BR6HT LISHTINTO THE ROOM, BUT STILL THEY'RE -S. DIFFERENT.., SHORT RIBS-By Frjnk O'Netil IIFE ON THE J-LAZY-S-By T. H, Edwards BUGS BUNNY or CKJTA OFFA IF I f yen SEF you SWOT FIKSTf.' IvW AKT W) Att VADDA YffJ THE KIDS GOT OFV THE FAST-- IN FACT THEY TAKE. TIME TO POT THE VACVC.ON I've FINISHES' MY MSAU WHAT ABOUT MV FWEE BONUS ;