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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE lErHBRIDGi HERAID Filday, Auguil 27, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon Your liirlluliiy loday: Be- a year of Retting to the ccnler of life and ils questions. Whether you plan it or not, your OKU welfare loads you to seek broad effort that must be done for your community. There is opportunity lo ex- pand your pers o n a 1 expres- sion by lea-ing behind out- worn roulim bad habits. Today's natives tend to be- cnmc involved in helping oth- ers in trouble, and are gen- erally very efficient at al- most anything they try. ARIES (March 21 April Your eyes and appetite are far larger than your needs and judge! look hut don't buy yet. Selling off e-ccss belong- ings can x; a lark. TAL'RUS (April 20 May Your own moves should be con- sidered well in advance and kepi to a minimun.. You should know bv now the characteris- tics of "tho -ou love. GEMINI (May :l Jjne Even trivial routines, superfi- cial habits and mannerisms turn out to have special im- pact on your prosperity and opportunity. CANCER (June 21 July Friendship blossoms and may go on into something more ser- ious than average. Pursue sen- timental projects. LEO (July 23 Aug. Temptation is toward dramatic expression, generous entertain- ing. Most such activity not only would defeat its intentions b" you'll need to use the money for better purposes la- ter. Vllir.O (Aug. 23 Sept. No milter how humorless the silualion seems to you, go ale with a Inugh. Some- body's view of proceedings as being absurd may just happen t3 >e valid. 'HA (Sept. 23 Oct. Credit where it's due opens doors for you. t r o n a g e doesn't yield positive results: mutual self-respect does. SCC Til) (Oct. 23 Nov. Almost any invitation is wor- thy of exploration but be a bit shy of formal affiliations Tor the time being. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21 "Upward 'd onward" be- comes the slogan tor today. Playing it straight emerges ahead of self-centered approaches. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. -'s are brought do'., in shambles your own as well as those of others. Mindii.g your own affairs be- comes a positive virtue. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Have a care for the feel- ings and rights of others as you reach for improvements. Those who normally work smoothly with you are sensitive. PISCES (Feb. '--March Career ambitions point one way; homelife and ils prom- ised strcne happiness may not be on the same road for you no By The Chicago Tribune) DDT may be used in cancer fight F YOU UEALLV W 6IYE Ale PRESENTS: TUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN CHICAGO (AP) A Johns Hopkins researcher says that the pesticide DDT, frequently criticized as a health hazard, may have an inhibiting effect on at least one type of cancer. Dr. Edward R. Laws of Johns Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Cheryl Hoag- age 13, of Salt Lake City, Utah, for her question: How do they judge Ihe bright- ness of the stars? The brightness of stars is LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Top water usually free of germs Dear Dr. Lamb We fre- quently gel virus, and our four small "children often contract a variety of infections in addition to virus. We wonder il a water purifier attached bclcw the kit- chen sink would help. A waler softener salesman contended that il would remove germs. We use waler for drinking and also tor mixing with frozen orange or grape jiu'ce. What about bottled natural spring water .Dear Reader Even if it is true that a water purifier re- moves germs, the water would first have to contain significant amounts of germs for it to add anything useful Public Health water regulations require a rather safe level of chemicals in the water to prevent water- borne disease, which should ad- equately solve the problem. Most water softeners are used to remove chemicals that hard- en waler rather than to remove "germs.'1 I must add Uiat vir- uses are not germs in the usual sense ns germs are bacteria and are often more easily dealt with. I'm not enthusiaslic about bot- tled spring water. You can be [airly sure it is safe if you buy it in bottles in a supermarket, otherwise I can'l give a blanket endorsement. A natural spring can be rot loo far from an out- door privy in some areas (this also applies to that old well nith the nostalgic oaken buck- et) and that can lead to con- tamination. If you want soft waler for the kitchen you might just get distilled water from the grocery store. 1 am not opposed to using soft water in the house for the right purpose, and it has some advantages. But unless there is something else beside water- softening being added or some- thing is drastically wrong with your local water supply I can't sec that it will affect your health favorably. Dear Dr. Lamb Recently my husband passed away from an aneurysm of the heart which was not discovered by electro- cardiogram or x-rays. What would cause this weak spot to form Dear Reader An aneurysm of the heart is a sac-like pro- trusion where the heart muscle has been replaced by scar tis- sue. The weak scar tissue is the sac. The usual cause is a pre- vious heart attack (which may not have caused any tlie area of damaged muscle being replaced by weak scar tissue. The sac is hard to see in some locations, by ordinary x- rays and frequently does not cause any changes in the elec- trocardiogram. Often the aneu- rysm ruptures when there is new damage to the heart mus- cle, from a new attack. GOREN ON BRIDGE RV CHARLES H. GOREN I- IW Thi f.h'rit TfTr-ti Roth vulnerable. South deals. NORTH EAST A A74I I 0 3 0 0 52 A East Pan Pin 0 A .1 i 4 A.I A Q.I IOS5 OQ9843 0 86 A3 SOUTH AS W A.I K Q 10 9 J K in n 51 Die biuding: South Wesl North Pass .1 0 Pass Piss Opening lead: Queen of As the cards lay in today's hand, it would probably have been easier to score nine tricks at no trump instead of trying for an 11 trick game. [t is hard lo find fault with Ihe bidding sequence, how- ever. Lacking a heart North could not respond with two no Irump originally and his heart suil is nol consid- ered biddable. Soulh's dis- Iribulion did not appear to lend itself to a no trump con- tract, so he proceeded, in- stead, directly lo live dia- monds. West opened the queen of spades which held Ihe firsl trick when declarer played tew from dvimmy. The Jack of .spades was continued and ruffed in the closed hand. Trumps were drawn In two rounds and Soulh began de- velopment of Ihe club suit A club was led to the ace and the jack was relumed. East followed with the seven and declarer out ut> the king. When ffasl showed ou'. Ihere was no wiy to (void the toss of 3 club trick, inasmuch as thj'-e were onlv two trumps le't in and South rnd tHree tn nl'f He also hid to lose a heart and the on the deal was a one trick se'back. If West h'd switched lo a hea-t at trick two, the'e would have been no way for lo m-ke his eonlract without benefit of a peek at the opoonent's h o 1 d 1 n e wi'h [he dislodpe- rnent of the in ncarts, it would become necessary to finesse East for Ihe oueen of clubs lo 'core 11 Once We't continues soades and loses the Initiative for his s'de. declarer is In oosition to assu-e the success of his contract because he still retains the ace of hearts. When Ihe jick ol clubs is led, instead of going up with the king, he should clay the five from his hand. Even if West turns up with the mieen, the balance of Soulh's clubs become established and he has three heart discards available from dummy. After running his side suit, he cashes the ace of hcarls and ruffs out Ihe his lo one spade and one club. As the cards actually lay, once the club finesse suc- ceeds, South has to ruff out only two cards in the suit and ends up loslnp one heart and one spade on the deal. called stellar magnitude and it comes in two types appar- ent and absolute. The bright- ness of the stars is judged by comparing them with each oth- er. But things Out There can fool the eye and what we see from the earth is not neces- sarily so. This is why we need two scales of stellar magnitude. Apparent magnitude charts the brillance that a star appears to have when we see it in our skies. Absolute magnitude com- putes its true brilliance, com- pared with other stars. Any scale of measurement requires a basic unit, ft was decided Lo make the basic unit of star brightness roughly equal to the luminosity of one candle seen from a distance of feet. This is the brilliance of a first magnitude star. On summer night you can judge its value from Anlares. This first magnitude star in the con- stellation Scorpius has a rat- ing of 1.2. ft is times bright- er Ulan Polaris, the North Star, which is a second magnitude star. The difference betw e e n one magnitude and the next is 2H, so that a star of first mag- nitude is 100 times brighter than a dim, barely visible star of sixth magnitude. Bright Vega is abcut times brighter Oian Antares and it rates as 0.1 a zero magnitude star. Minus signs are added to chart still more brilliant heavenly bodies. Sir- ius, the dazzling Dog Star, has a rating of minus 1.6 and the sun, as seen from merely 93 million miles, has a magnitude of minus 27. On the magnitude scale, the dimmer stars have larger plus numbers, the brighter ones have larger mi- mis numbers. Apparent magnitude evalu- ates tne brilliance of stars as seen fran the earth. But ob- jects diminish with distance, especially in the sky where the dazzling stars are separated by spaces that stagger the mind. They are at different distances from us and each other. What's more, they come in assorted sizes and degrees of brilliance. Absolute magnitude gives a truer picture because it allows for distances. It estimates the I brilliance each star would have it all of them were placed at about 33 light years, or about 220 trillion miles, from Ihe earth. In this evaluation, Sirius is moved back about light years and Antares is moved 217 light years closer. Now we can make a fair comparison of their actual brilliance. Sirius is demoted from a minus 1.6 rating on the apparent magni- Lude scale to a plus 1.3 rating of absolute magnitude. Giant Antares is promoted from an apparent rating of 1.2 to an absolute rating of minus 3.2 Many of our medium brigiit stars arc actually dazzling gi- ants at enomous distances. Their absolute magnitude far surpasses some of the stars Lhat appear brighter because Ihcy arc closer lo us. The same scale of figuring is used (or judging bolh types cf brilliance. However, abso- lute magnitude is far more dif- ficult to determine because it must estimate the distance of each star. This may be figured from the tricky parallax angle. In some cases a star's distance a n d apparent magnitude c .1 n he computed to give its true absolute magnitude. Questions asnefl ny children of Herald readers should be mailed lo Andy, P.O. Box 7B5, Himlinglon BeacH, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1171; Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, writing in the American Medi- cal Association's periodical, Ar- chives of Environmental Health, describes tests showing that lab- oratory mice fed DDT devel- oped (ewer tumors than a con- trol group. "The animals on the DDT diet generally developed tumors more slowly, as determined by visual Dr. Laws says. "The longevity of the ani- mals on the DDT diet did not vary in porportion to Ihe length of time the animals had been receiving DDT but within limits, remained constant dur- ing the experiment." "One of the most powerful ar- guments against the widespread use of he says, "has been the possible carcinogenic effect on man." "Evidence which is at least as impressive leads to the opposite conclusion that DDT may have an anti-carcinogenic poten- tial." Referring to his experiments with the mice, Dr. Laws says, "The exposure t0 DOT may produce a general non-specific response in the host animal, making it more tolerant of the transplanted tumor and, there- fore, able to survive longer." "While this work is difficult to exlrapolale to the human sit- he says, "one can sug- gesl that the more extensive studies of workers exposed to high levels of DDT be conducted with respect to the incidence of cancer." U.S. shows balance of trade drop WASHINGTON (Renter) The United States balance of trade showed a deficit of In July, the fourth straight monthly shortfall, the commerce department an- nounced today. But the deficit fell slightly from the shortfall in June, the department said. Harold Passer, assistant com- merce secretary for economic affairs, said the figures en- dorsed the need for the 10-per- cent supplementary import duty and other measures introduced by President Nixon Aug. 15. "Although the level of U.S. foreign trade was reduced in July by dock and rail strikes, Ihe deficit would probably have occurred even in the absence of these special Passer said in a statement. "The July trade deficit fur- ther reinforces the need for lie temporary import surcharge (duty) and for the other new economic programs announced by President Nixon on Aug. 15." In July, imports fell by 5.6 per cent lo while exports were 4.5 per cent lower at For the seven monlhs from January to July the trade defi- cit lotalled Sask. Liberals to pick leader SASKATOON (CP Lead- ership convention to choose e successor to former premier Ross Thatcher likely will be held Dec. 3 and 4 in Saskatoon, Dave Steuarl, acting leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal parly sajd here. Mr. Steuart said a final de- cision on dates will be made irithin Ihe next few days. Mr. Thatcher died July 23, one month after his party was swept from power by the New Democratic Party in a provin- cial election. About 900 delegates ore ex- pected to attend the convention. Don Dermctly of Shaunavon. acting Liberal president, said he would not seek the party presidency at Ihe convention. BLONDIE-By Chic Young VE GOT IT.'I'LL fck- AT kVOUR HOUSE BfifTLE BAILEY-By Mori Wnlker SOMETIMES WriEK SOUEONE'S TALXlNS I KMOW EXACTLY TMEV'Re GO'AB .TO SAV--IT'S W6IPD.' I SVHAT TO DO SOMETIMES, TOO 1 FEEU I'M 111 ABNER-By Al Capp JG.rls-I W-WHO SAID