Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, September 30, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Or. Lamb What causes sluggishness? Does it occur in everyone after 45 years ol age? Is lack of exer- cise, drinking too little water, overeating, being overweight and heavy food part of the problem? Dear Readers There are many causes, and it most definitely is not necessary just because you are 45. Some of the most alert, active and interested people I know are well over 45. It is often a frame of mind, basically a lack of interest in life and your environment. Often it is from a lack of challenge. Considering all the problems in the world to be tackled, that seems a bit ridiculous. At about middle-age many people give up their dreams or realize the limited ones they started out with The kids are raised or off to school. The man is usually in a steady job and things settle down to between the peaks of tweedle dee and ho hum. Now you can be tired, or as you say sluggish, for medical reasons, too. but in the vast number of instances it u related to boredom and personality or psychological factors. Just look how energetic you get when you get mad All those other things you mention are important, but they often follow as a result of loss of interest in other things besides food and television. Dear Dr. Lamb My hus- band is a diabetic. He takes in- sulin two times a day and Hydergine tablets to keep his blood vessels open They were closing due to diabetes. My question is, will smoking two packs ot cigarettes a day cause him to be tired all the time? He is only 43 years old. Will it close his blood vessels? And, will a shot of whiskey help his circulation? Dear Reader No diabetic should smoke. No one else should either for that matter. A diabetic has an increased likelihood of fatty cholesterol deposits in the arteries and changes in the arteries leading to heart at- tacks, strokes and poor cir- culation to the legs This often contributes to gangrene. Tobacco multiplies the likelihood of these problems in both normal people and diabetics. It is plain common sense that if you have an increased risk to start with that you shouldn't multiply it Cigarette smoke causes the small platelets in the blood, responsible for the formation of a blood clot, to clump. This may be a factor in the increas- ed incidence of heart attacks and vascular disease in cigarette smokers. Whiskey does not keep the circulation open It does nothing beneficial for the cir- culation. It's only possible benefit is as a tranquilizer. For people who need a tranquilizer, you can get some benefit that way, but usually being dependent on alcohol for that is a mistake also. In the diabetic it can contribute to liver damage. Fatty liver is often a complication of diabetes so it should be used sparingly, if at all, by a diabetic. Diabetes can cause fatigue, but so can many other factors Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN TM Ttibvat Q.I vulnerable, as South vou hold: The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 9 Pass 2 Pass 2 9 Pass What do you bid now? hearts. You an problem for which there is no easy solution Three diamonds would show a far weaker hand, while four dia monds run the risk of reaching an unmakdble five diamonds when four hearts is on. Three hearts is somewhat of an under- hid, but we dislike jumping to C.irm- with only two card sup port, albeit headed bv the ace. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4AJ1065 VK5 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass INT Pass 2 4 Pass 3 Pass 9 What do you bid now? Since partner could do no better than respond one no trump at his first turn, ijame is unlik-i-ly Eve" if partner has all his points in the black suits, which is a likely reason for his jump preference at his second turn, your hand still has to many holes. South, vulnerable, you hold: VK983 4AK102 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South Pass 1 V Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass What do you bid now? A.-Three hearts. You were close to a jump shift response at your first turn, so your intent now is to bid the hand as strongly as possible. If partner simply con tinues on to four hearts, your next move should be ,1 cue bid of four vulnerable, as South vou hold: VAKQJ95 Thr bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass IV 1 Pass What do you bid now? no trump. Though part nrr could take nn action, you should not up all hope of Kamr, However, it might prove easier make nine Irirki than A few -straJrgiraHy placed rards in partner's hand would make three nn trump contract, M> jou should make (he Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: VJ7 4Q9876 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 Pass 1 V Pass What do you bid now? no trump- Taking into account the promoted value of your honors in partner's suits, your hand is worth a full open ing bid. The choice is between a jump to three clubs or a jump to two no trump. We choose the latter because nine tricks should be easier to come by than eleven, and we want the lead coming up to our ace queen of spades. vulnerable, as South you hold: 983 V? 4KJ1092 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 9 Pass 1 NT Pass 34 Pass What do you bid now? A.-Three diamonds. What start- ed out as an ordinary hand has suddenly become gigantic. No jump in clubs could compensate for our discouraging first re- ponse. and we should alert part- ner to slam possibilities An ad- vance cue hid of the ace of dia monds, followed by a jump in clubs ought lo get our message across, and leave partner in a position to judge the hand's po- tential. vulnerable, as South you hold: 91052 4AJ109 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass Pass 1 Pass INT Pass Pass Dble. 9 What do you bid now? You could not possibly hold more for your response, and partner should be told of this. East, in his desire lo contest the partial, was hoping that his partner held your hand, and now he is caught in a vice. By redoubling, you invite part- ner to double the opponents once they begin seeking an escape suit. South, vulnerable, you hold: 9 A 4J8762 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 Pass 2 4 Pass Wh.n do you bid now? clubs. Blarkwood is out because partner might have only one are. ll is that fad that also deters us from (raping directly 10 slam. Thr jump lo game should induce partner lo go to six if he has a znmHy number of aces. Your horoscope By Jeane Oixon HOD KNOOl MM W DON'T TUESDAY Your birthday today: Happens to coincide with the full moon. Self discipline in emotional expression is a vital area of personal development all year. Habits and preference change abruptly. Relationships are complex, apt to be hectic, dramatic. Today's natives are lo- quacious, original, fond of strong fragrances and tastes. ARIES (March 21-April Old problems reappear in new forms Early recognition is half the battle. Expect resistance, no immediate progress in any persuasive ef- fort. TAURUS (April 20-May Bide your time. Letting off steam is forgiven by friends not by strangers. Strong intui- tion alerts you to potential hazards pay attention! GEMINI (May 21-June Whatever you've obligated yourself to do now comes to the attention of your associates. You may even be forced to redeem an awkward promise made long ago. CANCER (June 21-July You stumble on things which require much thought. Defer important moves, and don't speak of today's insights Home life continues to clash with business. LEO (July 23-Aug. Exercise special caution in signing papers, travel, dealing with those in authority. Friends run their own courses, reject any interference or help VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Long-standing obligations should be paid or renegotiated. Strive for a more stable basis. If others behave extravagantly, don't do anything to match. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. All relationships are sen- sitive, relieved by a subtle op- portunity seldom available. Your own appraoch is critical Follow instructions on anything electrical. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Your work hits a peak of physical demand today. Pace your efforts to take on no more than minimum. Keep your eyes and mind on the job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Friends and influen- tial people can lead you off your proper course. You needn't heed them. Romance is hindered; be patient and un- derstanding. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan Be conservative in your demands on yourself and others. Too much is at stake for any petty approach based on personalities. Keep travel to a minimum. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Avoid confrontations. Distant people have more leverage than imagined, come into close at hand terms Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "The four of you. Very nice said Charlie. "So Susan is three quarters what you'll be in a year's time. That makes her just twice Peter's age. Steve nodded. "That's right, and in a year's time Betty will be just a third what my age was a year ago." he replied. "Incidentally, our four ages total exactly 76 years." What were those ages? Thanks for an idea to R. S Brearley, Doncaster. England. (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: Time, p.m. IRA PAPER RAIDED DUBLIN (AP) Police raided an Irish Republican Army newspaper office Friday, arrested four persons and seized files and a mailing list wiUi 300 names. The raid was launched on An Problachl. the weekly new- spaper of the political arm of the IRA's provisional wing. abruptly. Seek to cut down waiting time. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Be glad you have what you have for the moment; stay out of adventurous ef- forts. The shortcomings of all come into full view. Be tolerant. Ask Andy MOSQUITOES Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Wendy Larsen, age 13, of Staten Island, N.Y., for her question: How do mosquitoes live through the winter? Sometimes Mother Nature seems to go out of her way to make our lives miserable For example, summer is the season for picnics and outdoor fun It also is the season for pesky mosquitoes When winter is too cold for picnics and such, the mosquitoes have departed. The teeming insects are coldblooded creatures that de- pend on their surroundings for warmth to keep going. As the weather cools, their body ac- tivities slow down and most of the adults perish before the first frosts. Through hundreds of millions of years, the vast insect world has developed methods to survive and start life anew in the spring Insects, of course, do not grow up in easy stages, as cats and dogs do. Instead, their life cycle is a series of different stages. Some survive through the winter as sturdy, weatherproof eggs. Others in the pupa stage. The mosquito is one of those that spends the winter in the egg stage. Actually, the pesky critter is an amphibious insect. Only one quarter of its life is spent in the air as an adult. During this sunny phase of life, the winged female lays a tiny raft of mini eggs on the surface of some quiet pond or lazy stream. This floating raft is made of 50 to 200 white cone shaped eggs standing on end and packed shoulder to shoulder. The eggs may or may not spend the entire winter in this dormant stage. Even if you spotted the little raft, chances are you would never suspect that next summer it will become a squadron of flying mos- quitoes. After a few warm spring days, the eggs hatch and become wriggly larvae with hammer shaped heads. The mosquito larva is a fierce lit- tle tiger, famished for bits of plant and animal food. It is a good swimmer, always ready to attack other creatures that live in the pond. However, un- like most of the neighboring water dwellers, the mosquito grub is an air breather. It must come to the surface to take in oxygen. In a week or so, the grub is ready to ad- vance to its pupa stage. It rises to the surface and seals itself inside a leathery chrysalis. There it rests, hanging with head up and tail down. During the next few warm days, the miracle of metamorphosis takes place inside the chrysalis. A few cells are retained to preserve the blueprint for the next body plan. The rest become a soupy mishmash. Gradually the old larva cells are reorganized to build a new adult mosquito. Then the chrysalis cracks open, the winged insect struggles free and takes to the air. QuMttMW Mkvd by chil- dren of Herald be melted to Aek Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beech, California 92644. (tfOpyngni wnrontcw PubBehing Co. PON't LOVE ME SECAU5E I TALK TOO MUCH 50 FROM NOW OM I'M NOT 60IM6 TO SM AWTHINl? SHORT MBS THEN WHO'S AT THE GATES? HUffRY, HELP ME THEY'RE THE COLLECTION AGENCY TMEV'vE COME ID THE HI AND LOIS WERENl'T 60IN6 BUY ANYTHING FROM DOOl BUGS BUKNY I BROUGHT OVER VER 'THANK YOU, BUSS OPEN IT AND WEAD IT TO ME., WILL YOU IT'S A'HURRY-AND-GET- CARP FROM TH' OUTFIT THAT'S CARRYIN' TH' LOAN ON YEK H.OWK TMtM 3UV MEW -IATS ARCHIE IF MISS GRUNDY IS BACK. FROM HER COMVENTIONJ v. WISH THAT YOU HADN'T WAS J DONE THAT AFTER. 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