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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBRIOCE HERALD Friday, December 13, 1971 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SATL'RDAV. DEC. 33 Your birthday today You are ter.r'.K rrany ernes to laziness "'o let changes wait until crisis. Stir yourself to msxe constructive moves, lit- tle c.v Uttle. Today's natives concentrate on philos- in preference to direct of IE ophy ARIES (.March 2I-April This is an excellent day for checiins up on home ar.d fam- ily cewi and situations. Ordin- ary wees-end routines develop clutter. TAl'Rl'S 'April 30-Mav There'; no time to waste, plenty to do and only about so much read--' on al! fides. Go v. ri'e -..'ir.2 is gcoa. GEMINI 'May 21-June a scr.-i-duie early, aliovv for pauses for reflec- tion. projects can be broush; a long way further. CANCER 'June 21-Jnly Your of opportunity is broader than usual. Give it i plenty of thought, move prompt- ly on whatever you're sure you understand. LEO (July M-Aug. See how much vou find out by be- ins there quietly ar.d tactfully, Impulses toward generosity need a second thought before i you act on them. VIRGO lAue. M-Sept. Your friends are trying to be helpful, but mostly complicat- ing matters. Social activities are more expensive than plan- ned. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Select a fe-.v people who are reliable, give the-, a set cf chores to do. move on to re- sponsibilities you cannot dele- sate. SCORPIO 'Oct. 23-Nov. Social adventures offer much promise. Many arangements can be settled fairlv easily if handled diplomatically. SAGITTARIUS 22-Dec. In vour eagerness you may j have distressed somebody. If: >u can do lo I family and your friends: they're set matters stratgnt, do it now. going right ahead v.ith their CAPRICORN 22-Jan.! own schemes, anyhow. brief survey should tell i PISCES (Feb. W.March 20 i vou where vou have something i Even if it seems tr.ere s liitle coming to you wherever you time left take a moment to can collect, do so. think wnat you are about. Cor- (Jan. 20-Feb. rections are unlikely. Xo point in fretting over the (1372 By The Chicago Tribune) TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan Ask Andy LAWRENCE: E. LAMB, M. D. Pap is effective Insect musicians Ar.dy sends a complete 20- volum'e set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Eric Richards, 'age'. 14, of Van- dergrift. Pennsylvania, for his question: What are cicadas" Tr.e cicadas are the rock mu- sicioro of the i-tect world. Ev- er.' summer, the leafy loci-ing katydid soloist tools his favor- ite phrase aryl chirping crickets chorus in the evening air. Af- ter a silence of 17 years. swarms of cicadas arrive for a rock festival and their hum- ming drums resound far and wide. Dear Dr. Lamb 1 was shocked recently to read that the Pap smear in the best lab- can detect only up to SO per cent of women's cancers ar.d that it is so ineffective because it freauealy misses cancer of the ut.'per womb. It only detects cancer' cf the mouth of the TroirJb fcenr-Lsj. t this true? 1 also read that a new "Grav- lee Jet Washer" has been in- vented which detects Vfi per cent accurately and that women died from cancer of tr.e upper womb in 1S70. Is this true? V.'nat is the ''Gravies Jet Washer' test and vrhy are doc- tors not using it when it is ef- ficient, cheap and reliable. women have believed that if our Pao smear shows r.esstive we are perfectly safe. Previously the only sure test for detec- tion of cancer of the 'vomb was a dilatatior. ar.d curettage 'D tion If they have any unex- plained bleeeicg still applies. tor, even thoyzh she had had a recent examination, because of this Tvarair.a in this column and as a result had an early diagnosis and cure of cancer; I that would otherwise have gone undetected. Now. the new invention you of was developed by Dr. L. Ciark Gravlee of Birming- ham. Ala. It is a syr- inx the tip of whicr; can be inserted through the openir.? of the cervix at the mouth of the womb and inserted into the up- per womb. 3y washir.s out the womb and suctiorJng out tra fluid, this fluid is then avail- able so the cf-llo he stud- ied. This invention really rnnkes Dear Reader Tjon't the Pap test. It has marie 2 wonderful contribution to health. The equal number of. deaths from cervical cancer ar.d en- dcmeirial cancer 'cancer of the upper wombj is became the Pap test ar.rt education about cervical cancer have beer. so successful. As recently as VfW there were ei'bt cancer; deaths from cervical cancer to j every death caused by cancer of the upper vvoir.b. Tr.e char.ae is because the campaign against cervical canter has been rr. suc- cessful. So. let's give credit where credit is due. Career in the upper womb is normally doted off from the vafnnal vault and could not be detected without a dilatation and curettage 'D and Cj which Involved a general anesthetic and. operative procedure. TTJ.S was the procedure that was done wher-ever woman had any un- explained bleeding ar.d the ad- vice to all women to go immed- iately ar.d seek medical atten- tho upper uterus to do the or- dinary Pap test or. them. Prior to this procedure the only Ihat coy'.d be wy.aL--.ed were in the vaginal vault and around the cftr.ix in the rapid'.' a'r'd I arn "sur-i that wornen for cancer are c-.wiuct- ed Cr.e det-.ned high risk candidate for cancer r.terj are ovtr V'i. ivc. an-i vvrneri on long-term estrogen therapy. For women in the United States who develop car.cer of the womb, method offers an opportunity for early detection and It do for car.cer of up- per womb what she Pap test educa-ticci have done for treatment of of cer.-iz. In Mav of 1557, the country folk of Pennsylvania were as- tounded by what they called swarms of bis noisy bugs. Sim- itar reports csme from the west. from the Northeast and southward to the Popular ocinion decided that this must he a plague of the 17-vear locust. After all, t h e lar'ge insects looked somev.hat liie greedy locusts ever. though they did not devour a morsel of the greenery. The entomologists patiently explained to or.e ar.d all that these handsome hummers ruby red eyes and large gauzy were no- e-.'en related to the locust order o: insects. Sne- cifically. they were Brood XIV of the 17-year cicada. The next appearance for their is expected in May and June of IV74. this" dov.-n in yo'j.- for a -.-Isi; to their wocds and Tneir nurn- bors v.'ll' you. So v.iii their frar.tic And you will never the re- of their united 1 there are 1.9X1 cicada species in the family Cicadidae ar.d V.D of them are native North Some of our native species mature after 13 years, four j years or at other intervals. These are the periodic cicadas: that startle the world with rock festivals. slso have annual j cicadas that come upstairs ev- ery year. The music festival lasts sev- eral w-iel-is cr-d the- rnalc-s die soon after mating. Tr.e females i use their ovipositors to pierce slits in twigs, v, here they lay their eggs in the ttn- tissue just below the bark. Tl.e thin oval eggs hatch i.i a few weeks. Tr.e nymphs clrcn drjv.n and use their strong dig- ging claws to burrow into the ground. They attach their hun- gry beaks to roots and sip sap until they are ready to emerge for their final molt- UNUSUAL FOK A PEPUTY? BLONDlE-By C'nU Young TXATS oxiv; f] t 3'JT SSVEWBER, J i i I'M f n BEETLE BAIlEY-By Mori Wuiker Questions asked by children He-raid readers shoulfl be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. California 'Copyright Chronicle Publtshin? Co. Ji72j Honda first anti-pollution car maker LI'l ABNER-By Ay Capp The cornpanv laid it had _.......... cially no-ified the f.5. Environ- lives as ment Protection A'ency it on netdod no p'.itr.one'nent of t're scheduled implementation in in? as thsv srrow. At last thev of the revl.v-d Clean r.-i-f'l lo trr-'-urface for their Air Act. ard env-r'e a', rna- The Big Three Arnericsn car turf; The Motors, Ford te-ival U their matin? season, and Cho-lcr-ard o'her Japa- Oriv i-'- r-icafla makes r.e-.e and European and he has th-; mrAt rJe- sro in f'orsz sr.d the humming tions are cor.'joiled by flaps of Itl'ldge ?.kin. Cicadas belong to the Ir-ted. order flomostera, a term mean- efjual The locusts of orfiftT Orthcrwra i ci..s> fjair of flying fold- under a "stiff pair of frr.nt v I The bidding: West North 1 4. 2 A INT Pasl 3 N'T A C( S J 2 S 2 9 7 Bait Pail Pa" lea-I: Four o( South'a rebid of no Irump after hU single club L? sorr.e- unorthodox, inasmuch as he lacks a in However, holding 20 high card points even distribution, there b no entirely Mfe- factory call ar.d final contract TTSJ a ressortablfl urxferta Icing. West opened the fwr of hearts against three no trump and the rfurrjr.y -ran spread, declarer pau.sed tr, appraise his prospects. Th.e opening lead t.im of heart tricks, had fo'ir top riiarr.onrfl sr.d ir, order io hrir.g the total up to r.ir.e, it wo'ilrf neces- sary to tiV4 uf cluts. There was a however, fn surrer.derin? the lead. If has the ace of hflaru ws.! played from ri'jrr.rny ;o-.vef! with trA deuce, on the king hanri. strategftrrj to give West the impression that he heM Xne ace- cf that play of the ten from trict: defeat. 11 i 'I. I. Iff. Tw.'.'.t D.3 C. K Tcday in history By TUP: CANADIAN iTtKss F-renlrlent Thomas Act :-V e'er. France SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neol WHAT'S IN 'A 'HI2.300 BUGS BUHMY .'.fr. formerly Ki- :7il: de la F'sy- !een kno-jin r'v'.r.'cd 'o S'ar and P-'A'or. sfter War F'ik or rorporatiorj f 1 x e i c i of lure snd nan'.': oo and other itcrfti. ;