Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
JJ4 THJ UnHBRIDOJ HERAID THundoy, Dewmbsr 1970 Your Horoscope By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY, DEC. 4 Your birthday today: A pe- riod of challenge opens, growing out of changes in re- sponsibilities. Psychological growth surges in response to pressures and nuisance-fac- tors; you attract others who depend on your skills as well as a few who compete with you. Your emotional life veers toward many complex moods, high and low mo- ments passing swiftly. To- day's natives tnke interest in practical arts, physical feats, athletic skills. ARIES (March 21 April New ventures can be given a push today with good results. Settle weekend plans by def- inite reservations. On home question, say where you stand and have done with it. TAURUS (April 20 Slay Conventional approaches work best with people of [rawer. You may meet some irresponsible person deal with the prob- lem simply and early. Home life is better if you strike a definite decision. GESIINI (May 21 Jnne Consideration for others wins you an unspoken advantage in future dealings. Clear off rou- tine chores, leaving major projects for next week. CANCER (June 21 July Your money has wings today, both for outstanding accounts and on speculative ventures. Review your health program, resolve to change some habits. Meditate this evening. LEO (July 23-Ang. Your associates are full of surprises. Tend your own affairs without getting involved with others. Money goes for purely tem- porary benefits. Meditation this evening brings enlighten- ment. VIRGO (Alig. 23 Sept. The world is sharp-eyed, and at the moment there's no hiding place. Put in a com- plete day to fulfil your duties. Not much opportunity appears LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Skip the inside tip, the secrci patli to easy money it's il- lusory. Outside interests, tra- vel produce better results. A passing moment of mischiei enters your romantic life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Frustration and resistance abound today. Decide what you can deal with and what you cannot; then proceed, firmly. Clear out possessions no longer needed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Major decisions should be put off a few days. Travel runs into curious delays and ex- penses. Temptations are offer- ed with little indication of good results. Go it alone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan, Wishful thinking clouds your intuition. Know what you want and what you're getting, ruard against overdoing food md drink. Evening hours im- >rove with rest and reflection. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Play it straight, pay what you owe, meet all behavior with understanding and con- sideration. Your good example is helpful to mate, others. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Hold back expression of con- cern for yourself and loved ones. The sudden urge to re- tract from your position in a career matter may be valid, but wait for reflection. Get pro- fessional advice on health. 1970, Newsday, Inc. Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Bobby Pace, ago 11, of Charlotte, North Carolina, for his question: How arc plastics made? The dozens of plastics of our modern age are chemical suc- cess stories. Each requires its own ingredients and its own re- cipe. And for every plastic ma- terial that serves a useful pur- pose, dozens of others turned out to be useless at least for the present. Enormous amounts of cash are spent on research discover new marketable man made plastics. So nat- urally, details of the recipe of- ;en are kept secret. However, we know the basic ingredients and also the general methods used to transform them into synthetic plastic materials. As the world population in- creased, there were shortages of natural fibers such as wool and linen, leather, wood, met- is and other materials to fill our everyday needs. About his time, our clever chemists nvented plastics and saved he day with synthetic substi- utes. Many proved superior to natural substances and most of them are cheaper to buy. Basically, they are made from an assortment of plentiful, in- expensive ingredients. However, many of the recipes require lots if power and costly equipment. The basic ingredients in most elastics are hydrocarbons ex- tracted from coal, petroleum for breaks or an early Doctor Would I have tapeworm? After having din- I'm hungry again. In abou Greek hours, I have an empt; :eeling. Reader Not likely. picks up than 10 per cent of individuals with a tapeworm nave ATHENS (AP) increased appetite. persons, including former are many reasons for bers of parliament and hunger. The most army officers, have been cause is habit. To rested in Athens and other extent, the more you eat, of Greece since a statue of more you want. Anxiety mer U.S. president Harry boredom also contribute to Truman was bombed on problem. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. a person is hungry in spite Some sources said the eating more food and is no was part of a campaign to weight or is actually timidate opponents of the weight, a m e d i c a military is indicated. Among GOREN ON BY CHARGES H. seven of spades and East BT CHWM TriKMI Neither vulnerable. with the eight. The latter cashed the king of for the setting trick and' a trump. Sooth drew outstanding apadej and 4 4k Pass Pass winning play Ji to kid Opening lead: Ten of 4 lie above deal proved to be 8 washout in a small diamond at. trick three away from the ace-king. When South regains team-of-four contest when the proper technique eluded both declarers. Altho nine top tricks were available in he is in position to draw two rounds of trumpi and then cash the ace and king of diamonds to test that suit (rump, both shows out on DM tMrd pairs glided somewhat but ilnce fie it alia rally into four spades on of spades, he cannot ruff Identical sequence of Declarer can safely ruff At one table, West fourth diamond with tin the ten of clubs and when of spades as West fol- vras permitted to hold suit. South gets hack to trick, continued the hand by ruffing a heart which was taken by pulls the remaining The latter cashed and king of giving up a diamond followed by a third round declarer retains con- the of the play and West was in with the with an opportunity East staffed a heart. test the possibility that ona queen of diamonds was is long In both turned, dummy ruffing and diamonds. LAWRENCEE. LAMB, M. D. Tapeworm is not likely to increase appetite the disorders that can cause this problem are an overactive thyroid gland and diabetes. Usu ally, there are other symptoms when these disorders cause in creased eating without any weight gain. Tapeworms or any other kinds of worms is an unlikely possibility. Dear Doctor Is fluoridatec water harmful for elderly peo- ple? Our city has voted to pu in in our drinking water ant we are opposed but would like to know the truth about it. Dear Reader No water is pure except distilled water Chlorine and other chemicals are used to make city water safe to drink. There are well- defined standards for healthy water, which city water de- partments meet. Fluorine in the water is just one more chemi- cal. Fluoridated city water is not harmful to people at any age. It prevents dental caries and was carefully studied for its effects. The amount of fluo- rine added to the for this purpose Is well within safe limits. Dear Doctor I have been :old by my doctor that I have cirrhosis of the liver. No X rays lave been taken. Can he tell lust by examination? Dear Header Cirrhosis of he liver means scarring of the iver. The liver is usually dam- aged and it does not function wrmally. An X ray is often of ittle or no help in making the diagnosis. Sometimes the liver is en- larged and your doctor can feel hat on examination. If the iver function is not normal, -here are other signs and also changes in the blood that he can measure chemically. Scarring of the liver can oc- cur after a variety of inflam- mations of the liver, as well re rom prolonged heart failure, mproper diet, excessive use of alcohol and exposure to a num- >er of toxic agents. Dear Dr. Lamb I had an operation recently for a malig- lant tumor of the colon. Since he operation I heard that drink- ng too much black coffee will cause cancer. Is this true? Dear Reader There is no evidence that coffee causes can- Coffee, colas and most rink stimulants do increase he acid in the stomach and ncrease the irritability of the igestive tract. They should be used hi moderation. and natural gas. The five ma- jor ones are benzene, methane, ethylene, propylene and buty- lene. These basic raw mater- ials are light gases made of small molecules. The trick is to remodel these tiny units into'large, more com- _ piex molecules. In some cases, j the rings and other basic struc- tures of the small molecular THIS "TVW-AKVrt.OOK5 LIKE IT I'M SORT OF SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT PANCIN6 WITH A MY- BIA' THERE'S SO AWW MDS HERE, I POUBT IF ANYONE WILL EVEN NOTICE US... LANCELOT-By Colter units are broken apart and re- assembled to form links in long chains. Giant molecules made from smaller ones are called polymers and many of the man- made polymers used to make plastics are not found in na- ture. Bach recipe requires a pre- cise series of intricate stages, using controlled heat and pres- sure. The chemical equipment uses enormous power and looks like an assortment of giant gad- gets from some other world. Small molecules of benzene gas are tortured through chemical processes to become polysty- rene or synthetic rubber, fibers of nylon or colorful dyes, de- tergents or fibrous glass resins, aspirins or cleaning fluids. Plexiglass and acrylic, anti- freeze and dozens of other syn- thetics may be made from me- thane. Ethylene may be pro- cessed to create explosives or sulfa drugs, dacron or vinyl, cleaning fluids or polyttylene. The finished plastics are the result of variations in the chem- ical processes. At a precise mo- ment, many of them require the addition of other ingredi- ents such as acetic acid, car- bon monoxide or alcohol. In the nylon polymer, about atoms are packaged in about 45 units and the units linked together in a long chain. The small gas molecules in the raw ingredients were broken apart and synthesized, or put together, to create those dur- able, elastic fibers that do not dissolve in water. Nature cre- ates basic ingredients, but never uses them to create mir- aculous nyloa fibers. Andy sends World Book Atlas to Janet Criger, age 11, of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, for her question: Does the sun have an atmo- sphere? The entire sun is a sphere of seething gases. For this reason, it would seem hard to tell where the surface ends and the atmo- sphere begins. Actually, it is not such a problem. True, the surface is a seething turmoil of gases. But they are dense enough to hold the surface in shape. The gases above this clearly defined level are very much thinner. They do indeed form an atmosphere around the un. The lowest level of the solar atmosphere is almost transpar- ent. Its gases affect the color spectrum of the sun and for iis reason it is called the chromosphere, or color sphere. It reaches about miles above the surface. The outer ayer of the solar atmosphere is the pale, pearly corona that reaches several million miles out into space. Questions assed by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1970) I HATS IT WHEN A WOMAN Burre INTO 'THei'RB 3UGT f LIKSMEMAKg.' I BLONDIE-By Chic Young CH BOO HOO HOO-SECAUS2 YOU WONY TAKE WE OUT DINNER TCNIGHT 1 BEETLE BAREY-By Mort Walker rr VVOUID' BE NICS TO HAVB DOWN SCREENS, FAKING LEAVES ANP STUFF tof MlNP TB.UNS MB WHAT TMAT 5ECONP SENTENCE MAS TO DO WITH THE FIRST? LI'L ABNER-By A! Capp KNCW SOMETHING? WITH THIS SALAMI.IN MEW ARCHIE-By Bob Montana Magistrate ivon't buy this story CALGAEY (CP) A 20- year-old youth, informed he was wanted on a warrant for a traffic violation, grabbed a coat and went to police head- quarters to straighten out matter. Police found five cubes of hashish in the coat which Kennth Neil Kopan told Magistrate Fred Thurgood was not his. "Of courso I am aware of the fact I have a reputation for the magis- trate said, "but I'm not that gullible." Kopan was fined WELL, k MISS I'LL SET I ADMIRE J AN YOU JUST BETWEEN HERE AMD MV HOUSE HI AND LOIS-By Dik SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CRISIS-By Walt Disney FKOM A HILLTOP HB I-OOKS TOWARP TH5 ROYAL CASTLE, WITH MSHTS ANP MERRY WITH STEALTHILY THE LITTLE GOON LEAVES THE EVIL FAIRY'S C4STLC NO THERS. THEY'RE AFRAID Or ME- NOW (FIOW ONLY FIND I KNEW TW WHra. THAT FELL WAS IN HERE SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal WHV WENT HE KISS R AMD MAKE UP? KINS ANP QUEEN C'MON, SYLVESTER, SCRAM! I WANTA USE TH'PHONE!