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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta YOUR HOROSCOPE Monu'oy, Augui! 17, 1970 THt lETHBRIDpe HERAID By JEANE DIXON TUESDAY, AUO. IS Your birlluliiy twlay: You we promised a good year, with many challenges on just what your share of family and community life should be. Independent thought and deeper understanding come about as you work your way through. Today's natives often have special interests in h e a 11 h care, and are friendly, serious people. ARIES (Mnrcli 21-AprU You now can improve your earnings by consistent effort. Trifling details bring on end- less discussions patience is definitely needed. Slay on the main subject. TAU11US (April ZO-Way Personal concerns are more important to you today. Older people are likely to be helpful differences may arise. Take it easy! GEMINI (Slay 21 June Your home life and career run collision courses early today, and everybody has his own idea of what to do. Use care and consideration. CANCER (June 21 July You have to move a long way quickly to protect your inter- ests and those of your older as- sociates now. Be careful and direct. Your main difficulties come from your own turmoil. UKO U11 ly 23 Aug. Financial affairs, even house- hold budgets are out of bal- ance, or seem so. But your sensible approach brings good results. Think and pray this evening. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Hold your serenity while oth- ers co'me in with their viewpoints will change. Gather your friends and loved ones for a good evening. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Step down from Uie leader- ship; take the day off if pos- sible. If you must work, expect delays, tensions, so try to work alone. Social institutions are helpful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Aside from extra cuation in le- gal and romantic ventures, this is a rather productive day. New information helps you re- solve old questions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Today is favorable for health care programs, new diets, changes of personal hab- its. Home life becomes com- plex and full of many-sided dis- cussions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Movie Column Doctor-Author Eyes Film Job HOLLYWOOD (AP) -_ Mi- chael Crichton is a man with a medical degree, and he's also the author of best-selling books. So why does he want to direct a movie? "I know it's a statement of says Crichton, who doesn't seem mad at all. "But I've decided that I've got to di- rect my next book myself. "If I don't, someone else Is going to foul it up." He now is finishing the script of the project which he calls The Automate Man. Soon he plans to assemble the elements film making on location in Los Angeles. Crichton isn't fazed by the .fact that until a few months ago he had never set foot on a movie set. But then, what could seem impossible to a man who produced seven novels; a non- fiction best-seller, Five Pa- tients; few movie and televi- sion scripts and other works- while completing four years of medical school at Harvard? OBSERVES FILMING The medic-author's most suc- cessful work was The Andro- meda Strain, and that's what brought him to Hollywood. Not to write the script, but. to ob- serve the filming by director Robert Wise. .He also had a part in the movie, portraying, of all tilings, a medical student. "But I don't think I have a future as an actor; my size is against he I'emarked. He's six feet, nine inches. Crichton admitted that his ob- servation of director Wise gave him pause about his own film- making ambitions. "I was amazed by how much competence he has in so many said Crichton. "Not only that he also has bottomless diplomatic skill in handling the cast and the crew. It is an incredibly difficult task to deal with such varied peo- ple and keep them all stimu- lated and satisfied." Heart; Valve Operation Performed VELLOHE; India (Reuters) in this southern In- dian city have replaced a dam- aged heart valve with artifi- cial valve made out of tissue from the patient's own thigh, hospital officials reported today. The operation was performed recently on a 20-year-old girl who had a damaged mitral valve and a hole in the wall dividing UK upper chambers of her heart, the officials said. Doctors at the Christian Med- ical College Hospital removed a piece of tissue from her thigh and made it into a new valve with a metal ring. The artificial valve was sewn into place and the hole mended during an open-heart operation with tlie aid of a heart-lung ma- to divert blood circula- tion. Chances of rejection of the new valve were minimized be- cause it was mode from part of Ihe girl's own body, the officials said. She was ready to be dis- charged from the hospital and would be able to lead a normal fife, they added, Wise has practised his profes- sion as cutter, then director, and produced for more than 30 years. How does the 27-year-old Crichton hope to learn? "I plan to hire a good cam- eraman and a good editor and competent actors. The one thing I will require of them is that they will be tolerant of my in- eptitude. "Undoubtedly I will make mistakes, and they will be costly. Jumping into something like this, I'm bound to foul-up. But I'm prepared for that." Breath Test Machines Cut Toll OTTAWA (CP) The num- ber of traffic deaths declined in six provinces in the first quarter of 1970 from the same period in 1969 and the major reason may be the introduction of breath-testing machines, Yves Mondoux, program direc- tor for the Canada Safety Coun- cil, says. Mr. Mondoux was comment- ing in an interview on a report published by the Dominion Bu- reau of Statistics that showed fewer traffic deaths in New- foundland, Prince Edward Is- land, Nova Scotia, New Bruns- wick, Ontario and Saskatche- wan. The total number of traffic deaths in Canada in the first three months was 838. That fig- ure was .6 per cent lower than the 843 in 1969. Mr, Mondoux said Ontario had attributed1 the improvement in the figures to the breath ana- lyzers which went into operation in most provinces last Decem- ber. The machines measure blood-alcohol levels. Other factors could be the de- velopment of safer cars and a "greater public consciousness of the need to be Mr. Mondoux said. While the number of traffic deaths has fallen, smaller acci- dents, involving injuries or property damage, have shown increases over 1969. Traffic injuries increased to in 1970 from Prop- erty damage accidents num- bered compared to in 1969. The total num- ber of accidents was up from in 1969. First-quarter traffic deaias in 1970, with the 1969 figure brack- eted: Newfoundland 9 Prince Edward Island 4 Nova Scotia 27 New Brunswick 37 Quebec 290 Ontario 273 Mani- toba 18 Saskatchewan 20 Alberta 63 British Columbia 96 Yukon and Northwest Territories 1 WOMEN GET CHANCE SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) Women will soon be driving Sydney buses following a trans- port department decision to train about 200 of its 600 women conductors as drivers. A luiion official, approving the move, said women had proved their ef- ficiency in driving heavy vehi- cles during the Second World War Details, personal courtesy take on great importance. Do- ing things correctly saves you from unhappy incidents, parti- cularly if travelling. (Jan. 20 Fell. You have to proceed with incomplete information, but at least you know there is a miss- ing part. Explore the possibili- ties for thought-provoking fun this evening. IMSCES (Fob. Ill-March Now you can attend the af- fairs of other people more ef- fectively than your own. Join in group ventures, ask for ad- vice. I'jvu, Ncwsdny. Inc. THE WELL CHILD Early Treatment Needed To Cure Speech Defects By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Newspaper Entei-priscs Assn. Q My son, five, doesn't pro- nounce liis words plainly. Will he outgrow this? A By the time a child is he can usually speak plain- ly unless there is a malforma- tion of his voice box, soft palate, hard palate, nasal parti- tion, jaws, lips or tongue. Some children with none of these de- fects do outgrow this trouble by the time they are eight but the best results in remedial speech centres are obtained when appropriate treatment is started early. Q When my nephew, 10, was four he began to stutter. What caused this and what can be done about it? A All children trip over their words when they are ex- cited. We now know that stut- tering is caused by telling a child that he is a stutterer in- stead of accepting this as a normal stage of development. In other words, stuttering is nothing more than extreme selfconsciousness about one's speech and loss of self-con- fidence in one's speaking abil- ity. Once the habit is establish- ed, the services of a speech therapist are necessary. Q What is the cause of phimosis and what is the treat- ment? A Phimosis is a congeni- tal condition in which it is very hard to retract a tight foreskin back over the head of the penis. Tliis makes it impossible to clean the penis properly and predisposes to cancer. The treatment is circumcision. Q Can a baliy born with hypospadias be successfully op- erated on for this deformity? A In tin's congenital de- fect, the opening of the urethra may be located anywhere in the penis short of the normal outlet. It can be corrected sur- gically but the farther back the opening the more difficult the operation. It should be done be- fore the child reaches school age to prevent his being made to feel that he is a freak. Q _ JIy daughter has just adopted a 10-month-old boy. He has a very shallow chest and one testicle has not developed. Can anything be done to cor- rect these conditions? A Chest deformities can usually be corrected surgical- ly. An undeveloped testicle is not serious and requires no treatment. The other testicle will produce enough sperms to insure the boy's ability to be a father when he matures. Transplant Messed Up Her Life JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) Jill Blaiberg, 22-year-oh daughter of South Africa's sec end heart transplant patient said Sunday her father's opera- tion messed up her life. A day before the first anniver sary of Dr. Philip Dlaiberg's dea'th, she said: "The trails plant messed up my whole life I was so busy growing up that'. was not prepared for all the publicity that followed." She told the Johannesburg Sunday Times: "Physically, my father's life was hell after the transplant He was suffering terribly all the time but he did not want the world to know this. "For him the transplant was it took all his moral courage to live even a semblance of a normal life." Miss Blaiberg added tha after the operation, performec by pioneer heart transplant sur- geon Chris Barnard, her father underwent a complete personal- ity change. became excitable and ex- tremely extroverted. We ha( terrible fights because he triet to show me off to the world all the time. "All in all, I do not think the transplant was really worth- she said. Blaiberg diej at 60 some 20 months after his transplant op- eration. GOBEN ON BRIDGE B5'CHARLES H. COHEN 10 inoi ir ctlciK TribiMl ANSWERS TO BRIDGE QUIZ Q. South, both -nu- merable, you Sold: AAJ1076432 W51 OVoii The bidding has proceeded: West North JEast South SO Pass 7 What do Even tho 31 raigill that two cpadeg ba idle best contract for your mne cannot escape the conclusion ihal you will have yoftr hands .lull persuading partner of that iTact. By the time you have mic- Teeded In convincing tariff vllE be exorbitant. Pass and let nature take its COUFM, q. South, vulnerable, hold: Or The bidding has proceeded: South West North. East Paw .1 0 Pass What da you bid hearts, one more than 9fl necessary to overenll. Such a bid can hardly he misconstrued partner ?ho must realize that original pass limited your holding. A'mere reopening hid at one heart could be made on ffrttt, deal less. Q. 'Vulnerable. As South you hold: AAK9 The bidding has proceeded: West Kortt East SoMk 10 IV t What do 'you bid? the partner made t mere overran yon should not willing to- ignore poiEibUI. lies, A Jump to four hciiils would not do justice to this holding. If your answer was three hearts, you lave flunked the exam iffno- mintoURly, fur such a Did Twhen partner did not open .the bidding] fc not forcing. The approved call te two diamonds, a cue bid fore- 1ng to game. BUSTED BUT MAH MOMEV WALLET HAIM'T. HI AND Dik rrte HARP TO LOOK LIKE VOU'VE BEEN WORKINS WITH THESE SOtlPROOF, PERMANENT-PRESS WORK CLOTHES CAN SEE.' WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN COINS, SITTING 'IN THE SHACE? BOV7 WHAT A MDRNINS I PUT IN OUT IN THE j SHORT HIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY 1 HERE SUVNOU-.THAT Jm GO SORT OF BILGE! HEY! HOW COME YER NOT STOPPIN'TPLAY YER ACCORDION TILL I CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER AN'ASK YA IN PER A FREE MEAL? I'VE DECIDEP TO SPARE YOU TODAY, ANP FAVOR "JOE'S DINER" WITH MY MUSIC: HIS LUNCHEON SPECIAL) IS HALIBUT.' ;