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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August 12, 1974 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon Ask Andy Tl KSDAV, AH, I Si' Hi Your birthday today: Opens yivr normal in sailed to your authority improves meet increasing n'spon- sibilii os. Relationships spi't .id spontaneously and more than evolve into eornpi.'x patterns Today's natives otten make issues of 'ihsiinenee or indulgence in crea lure comforts. ARIES March 21-April You can-do a great deal a brut esterday s rough Take i'liii; steps ot progress in un- enMiplicated directions Later hours up shop. a Int. T.U'Kl S i April in a e i i v i 1 i e are starts, dit- roiiiintig energy !i a n s c o n veil lent. 'oiirt-n'r on the simplest ihe done. rep.. I o a i) i a da v K ,J une _ I -July 22 1 nu .jiecied reiriwe snisplac- "s. enii.'iders VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept Let this be a slow-moving day to get a good look at your work situation, and to pet your way. Kxperiment on minor phases. Kaniini; power increases. LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct Useful knowledge arrives Irom all directions your way of combining ideas may be a winner' Think! Push yourself all day to definite. disciplined action. SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov Improvement in financial potential seems likely. Hidden assets, previously unexploited resources are tangible through determined effort. A switch in your approach resolves an old problem. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec Close associates become closer, are more willing to check facts and figures with you. Redeem social obligations, return courtesy calls. Give your friends a helping hand. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan Your work moves into another phase. Old habits and attitudes simply do not produce ideal results. Subor- dinates benefit from your current successful planning. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb Special advice, some un- expected, some long-range, is helpful in many directions. Repercussions of past actions continue in distant places. PISCES (Feb Today is somewhat evenly paced, quite productive. You can rearrange your lifestyle to me Hide new factors and achieve fuller co-operation among associates. Bridge ii. tiOKKX v Tribu.v 106 No-ih 1 V Pass 2 A Pass bit! :s indicated with iT'.K'ntion i'! supporting spades next turn. A reverse hid of diamonds tits the bill, since it indicates a hand of considerable South, vulnerable, id! hold: A A2 V %52 QJ1053 'lidding has proceeded: North Knst South West Pass 1 1 A Pass Vi hat do you bid now? spades. The cue-bid V.T. ei a dual purpose. It permits partner to stop at three no trump if that is the limit of his ambitions, or -'.i.- "irages him to hid on if he is he chooses the l.nter course, vou will he delighted cooperate since the king in suit is a considerable Q.6 -Both vulnerable. as South you hold: 4J109S2 4.ATC932 'i bidding has proceeded: South North East Pass Pass Pass LIGHT Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Hans Salzwedel, age 12, of Winston-Salem. North Carolina, for his question: What is light made of? This problem puzzled great brains for centuries. Some concluded that light is made from tiny particles called cor- puscles. Others were sure that light is an assortment of vibrating waves. Most agreed that it is some form of energy. But for some 200 years, the ex- perts thought that it came in either waves or corpuscles. Finally the dispute was settl- ed in the simplest way possible. Both sides were proved right. We now know that light is a form of energy, a special blend of electricity and magnestism called elec- tromagnetic energy. As such it is a phenomenon, which means that it just is. Naturally we want to know more than this. And. after centuries of probing, scien- tists can explain a great deal about how it behaves, which is the nature of light. For earthlings. the most familiar source of light is the blazing sun. Our neighborhood star is a fiery nuclear furnace, pouring forth radiant energies in all directions. These electromagnetic energies include radio, visible light plus invisible ranges of infrared and ultra-violet light. All these energies fan out from a source which is the sun. and travel in straight lines at an average speed of 186.000 miles per second. They travel in pulsing waves of longer and shorter lengths. Radio, light and other forms of electromagnetic energy travel in waves of different lengths, each vibrating at its own fre- quency of so many pulses per second. Light has a series of different frequencies ranging from the short blue rays of the spectrum to the long red rays. The nature of light is the same, whether its source is the sun, a lamp or a camp fire. It fans out in straight lines from its source. Its assorted wavelengths vibrate at different frequencies as they go. Their angles are separated when a beam of white light passes through a glass prism. Then the separate wavelengths display the band- ed colors of the rainbow. In the 1600s. the great Isaac' Newton observed how the colors normally blended in or- dinary light are separated by a glass prism. He concluded that light must be made from tiny particles, streaming forth in straight lines. Newton's amazing theories were never quite wrong. But in this case, he was only half right. Though scientists considered his theory of light, until modern times most of them disagreed with his corpuscular, or parti- cle theory. Around 1900, Max Planck of Germany demonstrated that light travels in infinitesimal packages of energy called quanta. The energy in each quantum is related to its wavelength to its length and to the number of its vibrations per second. We might say that light is made of wavelengths of electromagnetic energy traveling in quantum par- ticles. It is hard to picture the fact that light is both waves and particles. However, we can compare it roughly with the ocean. Its water is made of molecule particles and the surface of the sea heaves up and down in tossing waves. Naturally, the antics of the ocean are related only very vaguely to the antics of light. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) ME As.'' Tr HERt" OVER Tri.5 OF THE WAY.'" Fun with figures When Joe was half as old as Kate, His cousin Jean was thirty-eight. When Kate was half as old as Jean, Then Joe himself was seventeen. Their ages total one one three, So what must those three ages be? (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: Number 5882353. Lawrence Lamb M.D. i, you respond? iiree chilis. II partner holds a spade control, slam is likely. You can s: yetting across your ifh a jump shift. Bv a passed hand, this is forcing for one iMuni! and tends to show a fit for partner's suit. Naturally, you will he prepared to settle for less as than a contract of five diamonds. tKJ72 as Sitith vou hold: :i'ist A AJ V Q7 QJ765 fa The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 2 V Pass do bid now? A. A mere return to ciuhs would be a gross underbid. Partner has shown a fair hand with his free rebid. and your hand is equivalent in strength to an opening hid in support of clubs. South. Q.8- As you hold: A J1086 Pass you I'.a-. c su ..jump ..SI I t' i if Pass bid now? tticiem strength ;o rehid. but neither ood enough and a artrer's suit Thus. South Pass Pass South, vulnerable, 32 Q76 K1095 elding has proceeded: West North East Pass 1 1 NT Pass Dble. Pass What action do you take? Pass. Partner's double of one no trump shows a good hand. From your holding, it is obvious that West will have little help for his partner, so you can expect a substantial nenaltv. Dear Dr. Lamb My hus- band woke up one morning with a badly swollen leg. No pain at all. After 10 days he saw a doctor. He was not our regular doctor, and he thought he had a heart condition. He gave him some pills for this. Our regular doctor came back and he put him in the hospital where his leg was elevated and hot packs applied. He spent four days in the hospital and his leg was still swollen. The doctor stopped the heart pills as his tests showed him to be in excellent health and with no heart problems. We moved to Florida and our new doctor looked over both reports. He is puzzled by the swelling, too. His ankle and foot are still swollen, but the swelling has gone down in his leg. He has been wearing an elastic stocking as recommended but feels that it is cutting off the circulation as it is too tight at the top. The doctor suggested that he might have a circulation problem but said he drdn't know. I'd appreciate your thoughts about this. Dear Reader It is true that some heart problems cause swelling of the feet, BUT it is swelling of both feet or both legs and not marked swelling of just one. Swelling of just one leg usually means failure of the veins to drain the leg properly as car, occur if there is a clot in a deep vein inside the leg. I would guess that is what your own doctor thought when he elevated the leg and used hot packs. The lymph system in the leg can also be obstructed. Not many people realize there is still another circulation besides the blood circulation. We have an extensive network of channels'' throughout the body that cir- culates that clear fluid that sometimes seeps out of a wound. The lymph channels are all connected to all those lymph glands in the body and eventually empty the lymph into the circulation near the heart. When it is obstructed it can cause swelling. Then, there is the possibility of an inflammation, but there should be some physical evidence if that were the case. The mystery is, what is obstructing the flow of lymph or the normal drainage of the veins in that leg? That could be a lot of different things. Happily though, it sounds like your husband is getting well. The foot and ankle stay swollen longest because they are literally the bottom of the bucket, and that is where the fluid collects. As the swelling diminishes, there may be less need for elastic support at the top of the stocking. And, you should tell your husband's doctor that the Stocking is too tight at the top. He can probably fix that problem for, vou. SHORT RIBS I HAVE A NEW IMPROVEP LOUPLf AND CARRY A BEASIE'" KINS IS GOING- ON A WILL TOUR. HE COULD GET LOST I HATE 10 SEE HIM SPEND OUR TAX -IKE THAT. LOOK AT THE BRIGHTER SIDE HI AND LOIS I'M AFRAIP I'M Nor IN A VERV 6OOP MOOD. ALL PAY I'VE HAP NOTHIN6 BUT PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS, THURSTONS BUGS BUNNY SORRY ABOUT YEP. SACK PROBLEM, FUDDSY.' 111 ABHER ANGELS HAVE WIN6S- w-SHUDDER- PHOBIA WHEN I'M WITH YOU, CUPCAKE AND SO-IN APPRECIATION-} i ANGEL RIGHT P rsivjn r- I siLLyrr WINGS HAVE FEATHERS.'' WERE IT'S WEALLY NOT r PAINFUL. I TUST CAN'r STWA16HTEN I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD DO TO TAKE MY MIND AS TH' SAY1N' CLOUD HAS A SILVER. FOLLEK. r i _S YER IN GREAT SHAPE PER WEEDIN' BLONDIE LET'S TAi_K ABOUT WHERE YOU MID THE PAPER FOR ONCE AT BREAKFAST I jus''" YOU TO SIT AND TALK O ME NOW, THEM-- WHAT WOULD VOU TO TALK ABOUT? BLOMDIE. WHERE'S THE ARCHIE MY FP.IENP ERNIE WAS A HURDLE GREEN 15 A BIG BAY BAY I HUNTER BEN HURDLE IS A SO WAS HE WEI6HEC BEN TOOK THIS CUP AT THE I INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW IN ALL- STAR ALL-STAR CUP 9A DINNER' TOOK A CUP HAGAR THE HORRIBLE MANY MEATBALLS YOU WANT MEATBAL-LS7 BEETLE BAILEY MUST MAVE A Q.UOTATION FOR ALMO5T EVEPV OCCASION "TO QUOTE A vVif DOM TO IMMOKTALITy TO 4OUL NEW A OF MOPE AND JOT" TUMBLEWEEDS PUT MB POIVN, MAMMOCKED I REFUSE TO MARRY YOU.' te. HEARTLESS IF I CAREi ;