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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta IS THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD VMneiday, Auguit 19, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DiXON THURSDAY, AUG. 20 Tour birllidiiy May: Now the initiative comes a long, beneficial nm of sim- plifying your life, leaving be- hind old habits, convening outdated belongings into more usable assets. This year all depends on your choices, although nothing seems adaptable to aggres- sive behavior on your part persuasion works out better. Today's natives care about how the world co-operat.es with t h r. i r special projects, seldom feel that they have enough reward. ARIES (March 21-April Step up and state your case where it counts, and to nobody less than the people who can do what you want done. Take home a pleasant surprise. TAURUS (April 20-May During the general hubbub, some things you work at quiet- ly today make all the differ- ence later on. Dcm't make spe- cial promises that must be kept secret. GEMINI (May 21 June Important people, particularly those you seldom see, are more favorable to your projects than nearby people who know you well. Evening conferences and journevs are favored. CANCER (June 21 July Persistence and new contacts promise well now. Put in a full day, plan further moves. Friends and loved ones get en- tangled and require patience. LEO (July 23 Aug. Your knack of sensing what people want to hear will be tested, along with your need for keeping the facts straight. The later hours open up a chance to reconcile differ- ences. Diphtheria Outbreak In Texas SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Health officials diagnosed 10 more suspected cases of diphth- eria in this epidemic city this week and sent out an urgent ap- peal for all residents to be im- munized. More than children and adults, some of them fainting as they lined up in mid-90 tempera- tures, received diphtheria shots Monday. If formally confirmed, the new cases will raise to 28 the number of diphtheria patients recorded here since Aug. 1. Two children have died. Officials declared an epidemic last week in this city of So far, more than have been immunized. "It is foolhardy for anyone to go beyond a five-year period for obtaining his booster immuniza- said Dr. William Ross, head of the metropolitan health district. The five-year limit for adults marked an increased require- ment, up from the 10-year re- peat booster recommended for adults in normal circumstances. EXPORTS INCREASE Ontario's exports increased to in 1969, a 14-per- cent improvement over the pre- vious year. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. There seem to be more places for your money than you have cash at hand. Most of them can wait, many are unrealistic. Take advice from loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Strangers are appealing and easy to get along with, while those near to you pick on trifles for a round of quibbling. A more pleasant mood prevails later. SCORPIO (Oct. 2.1 Nov. Your gift of persuasion comes on well. You can smooth out relationship blunders. Ask for whatever is due, including an increase if you deserve it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. You have help in express- ing your story to important lis- teners today. Creative work is favored to the extent that you neglect your friends and loved ones momentarily. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Divide your time fairly among those who claim it. Your property can be improved and increased in value now. Family affairs are sensitive to your mood. AQUARIUS (Jan. 28 Feb. People don't remain en- thusiastic all (lie time this is one of those times when ilhey don't bubble over. Career deci- sions made now are sound. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Seek technical advice, being sure to get the whole situation expressed. Your intuition pro- vides a deeper insight from the stress of having explained your questions. 1070, Ncwsrtay, Inc. THE WELL CHILD Characteristics Of The Alcoholic By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprises Assn. Q What are the charac- teristics of an alcoholic? A An alcoholic may show several of the following: Often loses time ffom- work, neglects his family, has periods of great remorse about liis drinking, gets into financial difficulties, turns to low companions in an inferior environment when drinking, drinks in the morn- ing, drinks to escape from wor- Big Contract For Pollution-Free Engine Datsim Signs SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Signing of a multi-million-dollar contract for mass production of a pollution-free, Freon-powered engine for Datsun automobiles was announced Tuesday by Wal- lace L. Minto, a Sarasota re- search scientist. Minto said the engine, per- fected after three years of full- time work by his Kinetics Corp., would produce a "breathable exhaust." The contract calls for delivery of a demonstrator model within six months and a production prototype in 18 months. Minto said the engine could be used in a few 1972 models and produc- tion would step up rapidly after that. Nissan Motor Co., producer of Datsun, purchased only Asian rights, Minto said, leaving him free to negotiate agreements with North American and Euro- pean car makers. Fr'eon is a trade name of the duPont company for a high- Survey of Papers EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta department of industry and tourism reports that the province has seven daily and 90 weekly newspapers. The dailies are in Edmonton, Grande Prai- rie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and two in Calgary. pressure gas which results from' heating fluoro-carbon. It also is used as a cooling agent in re- frigerators and air conditioners and a pressure agent in vaporiz- ers. In Minto's engine, the liquid chemical becomes gas after heating and drives the engine. The gas then goes through a condensing unit built into the roof of the car, returns to liquid form and is used again. Cardston Woman Injured SHELBY, Mont. (AP) Robert Purcell, 32, of Kevin was fatally injured when the car in which he was riding ap- parently went out of control and overturned in a ditch just north of Shelby on U.S. 91. A spokesman for the Mon- tana Highway Patrol said Pur- cell was pinned under the car. Two other occupants of the car, Jess Labuff, 50, of Shelby and a 40-year-old Cardston, Alta., woman, Connie Wetzel, suffered minor injuries. ry or responsibility, often drinks alone and is careless of his appearance. Q _ My husband, 59, has been a heavy weekend drinker for 30 years. He now com- plains that when he drinks his hands swell so badly he can't make a fist. Why is this? A This is not a common symptom of alcoholism. It sug- gests some deterioration.of the heart and circulation and should be taken as a warning to find a new weekend hobby. Q can one possibly avoid alcoholism if he takes a drink or two very day? A By making them small and allowing at least an hour between drinks. Q I have been giving my husband disulfiram (Antabuse) for several weeks but he is still drinking. How long does it take for these pills to work? A The initial course is one full tablet a day for two weeks, after which half a tablet is given. Since anyone who is taking tins drug is made very sick by drinking alcohol, I doubt that your husband actual- ly swallows his pills. Q What are the symptoms of liver damage caused by al- coholism? I am now an ab- stainer but am told that I have extensive liver damage. Will tests show whether there is any improvement. What treatment do you recommend? A The symptoms (not ne- cessarily present in all cases) include jaundice, loss of weight, poor appetite, weakness and waterlogging. Serum bilirubin concentra t i o n, sulfobromph- thalein excretion, plasma pro- tein determination and alkaline phosphatase level are some of the liver function tests used. When treatment is started ear- ly enough improvement is the rule. A high protein, high-caloric diet at least ICO grams of protein and calories a day with supplemental vitamin B and C should be taken. In the first few weeks faitgue should be avoided. How To Stop Smoking TORONTO (CP) If you're a heavy smoker and concerned about its effect on your health but haven't given it up, proba- bly you're worried about your weight, have tried to quit many times before, or'are frightened of suffering severe withdrawal Symptoms. Jack Ludlam, international president of Smoke Watchers Ltd., said in an interview that these three reasons are the GOREN ON BRIDGE BT CHARLES-H. GOBEN cc imi TM aan Both vulnerable. West dealt NORTH I.S54 CKQZ WEST EAST OJI04J 037 SOUTH A3 VA1076 O A865 1096 He bidding: West North Pass Pass Pass Piss 3O Pass iV Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King ol A blind spot induced by a [allure to count his tricks, led to Soutivs defeat in the four heart contract presented to- day. West opened the king Itpadcs and continued with the queen, South ruffing the second trick with the six of, hearts. Declarer began draw- ing trump by cashing the ace and then leading the ten of hearts. When West covered with the jack, he was permit- ted to bold the trick. East showed out discarding a spade. A spade was "returned Ing declarer to use up bis remaining the seven. South abandoned hearts tem- porarily and switched his attention to the side suits. The king, yucca and ace of. diamonds were cashed and on the. third round, East dis. carded a spade. By this time, declarer had an accurate ceunt of his opponents' distribution, West fcad shown up with three spades, hearts and four diamonds. This meant that he had, at most, two clubs while East was marked with a jnunimum of four. South led; club to the Wng and returned the jack for a West produced the queen of clubs and played the jack oC diamonds forcing North to ruff with the nine of hearts. The king was cashed, but West retained the queen trumps to score the setting trick. South's counting WES accu- rate, however his conclusions were fallacious. The location of the queen of clubs was of 710 significance, for there was jio way he could ever take, jmore than two club tricks. Even if the finesse had succeeded, West would bo able to ruff the third round in any South might just as well go up with ths ace from his hand on ths second lead, Observe that even if tho queen of clubs does not fall declarer can lead a diamond next and ruff with the nine of hearts. The king of trumps produced his 10th trick and; West is welcome to. ruff thn last trick with the queen cE hearts. In all, declarer lakes two three diamonds, thrco hearts and two spade in ius hand, most common ones given for a failure to stop smoking. Mr. Ludlam and his company had watched the success of an organization in the United States, also called Smoke Watchers although not con- nected, which claimed a 97.6- per-cent success rate in helping people quit smoking. "About five out of six people who try to stop cold turkey eventually start smoking Mr. Ludlam said, "so it's obvious they need a group dynamic where they can talk their problem out." Modelling their program on groups where alcoholics or the Major Wheat Exporters Set New Record OTTAWA (CP) The four major wheat exporting coun- Australia, Ar- gentina and he United States- had supplies totalling a record million bushels July 1, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported today. This was 17 per cent more Uian the million bushels held a year earlier, and i! per cent more than the previous record of million bushels on hand at mid-1961. Stocks at July 1 this year in- cluded million bushels in Canada, 428 million hi Aus- tralia, 78 million in Argentina and 895 million in the United States. Heart Attack KiJls Driver In Montana CHESTER, Mont. (AP) William Robert Latimer, 59, of Brandon, Man., died of an ap- parent heart attack just before the car in which he was riding went off U.S. 2 about three miles east of here. obese gave each other support in conquering their problem, Smoke Watchers has begun to sell franchises for clinics across Canada. "What the people need is sympathy, suggestions from the group on how to resist temnta- Mr. Ludlam said. SMOKER KEEPS RECORD A smoker can join the pro- gram for ?5, plus ?3 for each meeting. He keeps a record of every cigarette he smokes and the circumstances that make him reach for a cigarette. Then the clinic's director sets a goal for him. "Say if he's been smoking 35 cigarettes a said Mr. Ludlow, "then his goal for that week is 30. He cuts out the cigarettes that are the least necessary." The hardest cigarettes to give up are those that go with coffee, cocktails and tension or come after a meal, Mr. Ludlam said. His company is selling the clinic franchises for an initial investment of to the 35-45 age group which makes up the majority of both buyers and users of the program. This age group predominates, Mr. Ludlam said, because they are starting to worry about their health, especially about contracting cancer. "Also, the children have been really indoctrinated against smoking as a cause of he said. "I was told the other day of a little girl who threw her mother's new carton of cig- arettes in the garbage." "There's no guarantee that our program will help someone quit smoking he concluded, "but our statistics have shown that its easier than doing it alone." IF THIS IS THE PACIFIC OCEAN, THEN IT'S SOWS TO IF THIS 15 THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, THEN IT'S 60NE TO OF COURSE, IF THIS IS LAKE IT'S PROBABLY OTHER HANP, IF THIS IS THE 6ULF OF MIDDLE-CLASS ANIMALS By Hugh Laldman I'VE BEEN TO GET A RABBIT SKIN TO WRAP MY BABY BUNTING IN. ...MORE RABBIT SKINS... I'D SETTLE FOR MY VERY OWN TV. Chic Young 8-lf imsr HAVE HASH FIRST.'THEN! MAKE A' HASH CASSEROLE THE NEXT _ BEETLE BAILEV-By Mort Walker LT. A OBJECT.' TKAVELNS- AT TERJZIFIC 6FKP.I COMlNlS- TMlS U'L Al Capp AN1 BLOOD1ERTHAN "BONNIE. AN' flEVAM PUFF-AWMED NO WEDDIN' MORE EXPENSIVE THAN IT'LL BE MORE ROMANTIC TO AM rTH'gl.OOO V'MYRABRECKENRI.DSE'; I NHJEDDI'N'LL 1 MORESOPH-1S-TICK- BEMAH