Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
6-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Tuesday, August 6,1974 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Your birthday today: Finds you moving aliead toward a simpler, more spiritual life with fewer, yet more positive commitments. Relationships either become stronger or lapse. New contacts involve . too many Incidentals to accommodate. Today's natives are volatile, easily stirred, willing to be placated, impatient with those who don't think. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Facts from far away are easily adapted into effective local information. People shift speed and direction without warning; give them plenty of room to do so. Your personal touch is important now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Consult experts, but check to see whether their suggestions realistically assess your . situation. Intuition comes in bright and clear - are you listening? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Slackening pace is beneficial. Attend to routine, rather than push large, new projects. Say or do more to express deep feelings where it counts. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some complexities in arrangements are inevitable. Keep business in its appropriate time and place; don't talk shop at home. Add to savings account where possible. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your own pride, as well as that of others, gets in the way. Travel requires extra care. A bright idea in late evening promises exceptional benefit, once you iron out the main details. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Ways to build seem few. A gentle suggestion on any issue is sufficient. Elegant, expensive items arouse impulses to spend money. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Pause for explanations before going ahead with what seems to be a good thing. There will be another, and more effective, opportunity if you wait. Keeping your temper saves the day. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Find a way to get better working conditions and to save your strength for a greater purpose tomorrow. Check facts and figures. Most stories are still incomplete. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Moments of antagonism come between even the closest personal ties. Find where you can work in solitude. Today's studies develop useful knowledge. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Finish what you've been doing before going on to new projects. You can talk family and associates into almost anything reasonable today. Why not give it a try? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People who usually agree with you continue to do so, while those on the borderline join your opponents. It's no time to force issues or assume anv special authority. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Pausing to verify avoids inconvenience and conserves resources. Expand daily routines to cover current responsibilities, since extra demands are certain. Qoren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN r 1�74, TIM Ckicaie TribuM ' Q.l-East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: KJ932 �AJ87 Q105 +6 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1* Dble. IV 2* Pass : 2 NT Pass ? What do you bid now? A'.-Three hearts.. East's heart bid has a distinctly fishy smell. Since your hand is unbalanced, you should not be disposed towards the no trump game. A major suit contract would be preferable, and you' bid will clear the air for partner. If he is all that well protected in the minor suits, he is frc Toceed to three no trump. Q.2-As South, vulnerable, you hold: AQ10963 V,Q76 A8732 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1* Dble. -IV 24 Pass 2 NT 5* ? What do you bid now? A.-You have a strong hand opposite partner's double. Including distribution, it is worth 13 points in support of one of partner's suits. You are an odds-on favorite for game, and we , recommend that you show your second suit by bidding five diamonds. It is true that you might go down when you could have collected a penalty from five clubs doubled, but it Is worth the risk to close out the rubber. Q.2-As South, vulnerable, you hold: 4kKJ5 VAJIO Q1098 J42 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass Pass Pass 1^ Pass ? What do you bid now? A.-Two no trump. Though your club stopper is tentative at best, your hand is no trump oriented and � this is the bid that best describes your holding. By a passed hand, a jump to two no trump shows 11-12 points. It is not forcing, but suggests that partner go to game if he has better than a bare minimum opening. Q.6-Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: J72 VK8 K65 A7652 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South Pass lA Pass 2* Pass 3* Pass ? What do you bid now? A.-Four spades. You have a promising hand, but no more vigorous action is indicated. Your response at the two-level has already described these values. Q.3-As South, vulnerable, you hold: A V82 J743 *KQJ1042 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass lA 2 4* 2 4k 2 NT Pass ? What do you bid now? A.-Three clubs. The virtually certain spade lead will remove your only side entry, and if partner does not have the ace of clubs, your hand could be worthless to him in a no trump contract. The rebid of your minor suit will warn him to proceed with caution unless he has help for your suit. .Q.4-East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: Q82 V873 K765 K43 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass Pass IV 1* 4V ? .What action do you take? ' A:^We are inclined to- bid four �spades. It does not appear that we have sufficient defensive values to defeat four hearts, and at favorable vulncrafcjlity the. sacrifice should not be expensive. On a "good day, four spades might even make. ill ABNER Q.7-Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: AQlb985 V AK82 QS S The bidding has proceeded: North- East South West 1* Pass 1* Pass 2 Pass 3 V Pass 3NT Pass ? What do you bid now? A.-Four spades. What started off as a possible slam hand has deteriorated as the auction progressed, and game is all you should have in mind. It is only a question as to whether four spades is safer than three no trump. The singleton club and strong spade suit sways us to the former. Lawrence Lamb M.D. PFANUTS Dear Dr. Lamb - This is probably a somewhat different letter or inquiry than you are accustomed to receiving. I'm now nearly 72 and have been married 53 years. I inherited a fine body and was blessed with parents who never became tired of advising me to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water, chew my food well and never make a glutton of myself. They also admonished me to "keep busy doing good and productive things. " It all made good sense to me, so I followed their advice. I strayed, but never far - and it has paid off. I have never required an aspirin nor a doctor's care except for a hernia operation when a young man. I seldom smoke, but drink beer or highballs on occasion to celebrate something. Both my wife and I have always been physically active all our lives. We have played baseball, soft ball, tennis and enjoy skating, swimming and. dancing. We take no vitamins or special supplements, but eat simple, nourishing food. We both weight about the same as when we were kids and have never had the need to diet. About 22 years ago we switched from ballroom dancing to square and round dancing, which we have both taught and called for over 20 years. Many people we teach and call for enjoy much the same good physical and mental alertness and health. We believe this wholesome sport does help most people enormously. My question is, why do so few doctors ever recommend this wonderful sport? Several doctors have told us that participation in this light exercise, both physical and mental, was probably largely responsible for our well being. Why don't they recommend it to others or participate in it themselves? Our company doctor, who checks every year, usually greets me with "Hey, what are you doing here? I should be getting advice from you." But when I say, "Why don't you take up square dancing?" he changes the subject. Can you tell me why? My wife contends they are afraid they'll run out of patients. Could this be true? Dear Reader - Dancing is wonderful exercise. It's great for those who enjoy it. I have often recommended it to people. It is a lot more fun than jogging. You can dance in accordance to your own level of physical fitness and health. A slow ballroom dance is fine for those who are not used to much activity. When you are in better shape you might want to do something more active. Of course, if you haven't been doing much physically for some time I woiild suggest taking it easy at first and gradually building up your tolerance as you would in any other sport. I suspect that most doctors don't recommend it because they don't like to dance themselves (because of lack of experience). What your doctor recommends often has a lot to do with his own habits. If he smokes he may be reluctant to tell you that yoa should stop. If he is on the fat side he may be too easy on you about your own diet problems. Jackie Sorenson of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has been promoting "Aerobic Dancing" from one end of the country to the other. By vigorous dancing, as she demonstrates, you can get a tremendous amount of physical activity. And, this helps a lot in maintaining health and controlling weight. Anyway, I'm all for it and think it is good exercise for all people at all ages. Just choose the. right level to start with and enjoy yourself on the way to better health. he savs everv child shoulp have a dos... HE 5AVS THAT A CHILD WHO DOES NOT HAVE A 0O6 15 LIKE A CHILD DEPRIVED Ask Andy Q.8-Neither vulnerable, with a 70 part score, as South you hold: A07 V8742 AQS J96 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West INT Pass Pass 2* Pass Pass ? What action do you take? A.-Double. The sacrificial. lamb has come to the slaughter. West's decision to compete should be regarded as an act of generosity, and it would be churlish not to accept it. The size of the penalty will depend in part on partner's club holding, but it should be substantial in any event. SPACE Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Benson Habib, age 11, of Atlanta, Georgia, for his question: In what direction are we traveling through space? Astronomers sometimes refer to the planet Earth as a spaceship. When you learn how our world is bowling through the heavens, this seems to be true. However, one would expect a man-made spaceship to be going somewhere, perhaps aiming to reach the planets of another star. The Spaceship Earth seems to have no particular destination, for it spins and whirls through the sky in never ending circles. * * Most of the members of our solar family are eastward bound. The earth rotates on its axis toward the east. So do most of the other planets, the moon and also the sun. The earth orbits the sun in an easterly direction. So do all the other planets. Our moon orbits eastward around the earth and most of the other moons also orbit their planets in an easterly direction. At home in the Solar System, the most popular direction is eastward bound. What is more remarkable is the fantastic speeds at which the Spaceship Earth is moving. The big round ball spins once around its axis every 24 hours. This means that at the equator the surface rotation speed is more than 1,-000 miles per hour. Our orbital speed around the sun is estimated to be ISVz miles per second, the average speed of this never ending eastbound journey is 66,000 miles per hour. In one year we dwellers on the Spaceship Earth travel an orbital distance of 595 million miles. True, we never seem to go any place because each orbital spin brings us back to where we started - or so it seems. Actually, the whole Solar System is bowling through the starry heavens at an even more fantastic speed. All the members of our solar family travel together as a unit, each maintaining its local motions. But with every yearly orbit around the sun, we are millions of miles farther along an enormous, cart-wheeling star system. Our sun is but one of its 100 billion stars and goodness knows how many other solar systems belong in the system.' We are located about three-fifths of the way from the star-crowded center. Stars closer to the center wheel around faster than we do and those toward the outer rim swing around more slowly. And, of all things, the starry Galaxy also swings around toward the east, the same direction in which the Earth spins on its axis and orbits the sun. However, the size of our orbit through the Galaxy is stupendous and its galactic orbital speed is fantastic. The Earth, along with the orderly Solar System, is traveling through the starry Galaxy at an estimated speed of 43,000 miles per hour. Fun with figures ALL SELL SALT EELS Each distinct letter in this very easy addition stands for a particular but different digit. The LLLL column should tell you something as to what digit the letter L must represent. Then it all adds up to EELS. What's that? (Answer tomorrow) .Yesterday's answer: Ron has six budgies. SHORT nils THE ACTUAL TERM IS \ "LIVIN6 UJITHOUT BENEFIT OF BEAGLey YOU HAVE -THE RIGHT To R'EAAAIN SILENT. ANVTHIN& YOU SAV CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST VOL). 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