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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDGE _ Wednesday, December 30, 1970______ Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon THUKSOAV, DEC. 31 Your birthday today: Just enough obstacles in the coin- ing year force you to rise above your accepted limita- tions, organize all resources. Additional responsibilities are virtually certain; some are the results of your demands, others are thrust upon you be- cause of events in your com- munity or vocation. Emotion- al evolvement becomes easi- er with serious study, medita- tion; much of the time you will find the going uphill. To- day's natives protect their en- vironment. The'men have dis- Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Andrew Gyure, age 10, of Omaha, Nebraska for his question: TVhy do we have time zones? we had to invent a starting line for the 24-hour circuit. It was! The time zones do a rather j decided to mark this with ths shaggv job of dividing the globe Imme meridian. This is Longi- tide 0 degrees, the half-circle t, s Thpv are re- s. die re- lated to the longitudes that do time- that runs through the such a" neat I keeping observatory at Green- the globe with perfectly I England. Based on Greenwich tinguished themselves patriot- ically. ARIES (March 21 April Don't force issues, or try to make hasty new decisions. Dis- tractions hinder your beinj; heard, even if you see the ncet for drastic change at the last minute. So get an early start. TAURUS (April 211 Alay The feeling of being left out is passing, not really based fact. Instead, you miss quite a squabble by not being the cen- ter of attention. Restraint is es- sential. GEMINI (May 21 June Make a serious effort to under- stand why things cost what they do, how your own budget shapes up. Avoid risks, excitem e n t, make it moderate day and night. CANCER (June 21 July On ordinary days you can trust your luck, get away with cor- ner cutting, but today you must be careful. Checking ten- tative agreements reveals a de- tail you'd like changed. LEO (July 23 Aug. Tern- straight lines, running from pole to pole. There are, how- ever, 360 half-circles of longti- Time, r of d the prime meridian marks the about jou; be calm and help keep the situation cool. Distrac- moment of noon. The 'time ''ons' abound, so hide, 15 times more than the to east this lime zones. Naturally there is eadl one hou1' later that little organized work is a reason for this and also a reason why the time zones zig- and-zag while the longitudes do not. As our round world rotates toward the east, the sun rises above the eastern horizon and appears to march westward up and over the sky. As it passes, it takes the time of day with it and the moment of noon marks the highest point it reaches in the sky. This is how things are in a spinning globe and its rotation is related to the time it takes for the sun to cross the sky. Also remem- ber that the round globe has another side and the same daily routine goes on there, too. Through each calendar day, as the earth rotates through day and night, the sun appears to complete a circle around the entire globe. It never pauses, even to mark the moment of high noon. Actually, its high noon point is on its way west- ward around the globe. This means that it arrived earlier in the places east of you and the people living to the west of Omaha must wait for their midday until later. At noon in Omaha, it is midnight in the Himalayas on the far side of the world. It takes the sun about four hours to cross from New England to California. It seems logical to base our daily routines on morning and afternoon schedules, but the sun carries' this time system around the world. The time zones were invented to tag this global whirligig. It would be a nuisance for travelers to change their clocks every min- ute to keep pace with the mov- ing sun.' So 24 time zones were made, one change for each hour of the day. The longtitudes meet at the poles, the two ends of the axis around which the earth rotates. This is why the sun appears to "cross them on its westward cir- cuit. Every hour it crosses 15 of our 360 longitude degrees. So each time zone is 15 degrees wide, more or less. However, those to the west are each one hour earlier. The east and west time meridians meet halfway around the globe in the mid- Pacific. The 180th meridian is the Date Line that marks the end of the calendar day and the birth of the next one. The time zones help stay-at- homes when making long dis- tance telephone falls to friends in the east or west. But each zone marks the same hour from pole to pole. Their north- south dividing lines zig-zag to avoid slicing island groups and dense populations. It would be very inconvenient, for example, to divide a city so that west- side clocks were one hour be- hind its eastside clocks. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92848. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1970) VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Attend your own wants before the rush of the day develops. Patience and lack of haste will distinguish you. earn you praise and credit. Take it easy. LIIWA (Sept. 23 Oct. 22 You now have an age-gap pro 1cm: older people find you ideas beyond their acceptanc while younger ones find the too conservative may eve- say so in unflattering terms. A tend routines. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. !i; Temptations are to haste, car lessness, overly energetic soci activity. Get things done ear before the distractions of th later hours set in. SAGITTARIUS (Nov.' 22-Dec Extra work comes your way, perhaps at some incon venience. Avoid people wit chips en their shoulders. Enjo a frivolous but safe evening. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan Buy the very best that yo can afford for necessities, pam per yourself a little. Interni] tions make it a strenuous da; Be temperate in the evening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Fob Be especially considerate give everybody time to reac before you go ahead. Fragil things should be set in safer places, if you have open-house this evening. PISCES (Feb. 19 March 20) You have the job of hearing the details of melodramatic inci dents. Diplomatically avoid th responsibility of knowing to much. Moderation tonight is es sential. A Happy New Year To All D. 1970, Newsday, Inc. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Nerve must regenerate to end Bell's Palsy Dear Dr. Lamb My niece has Bell's palsy. One side of her face is paralyzed. Can you tell me what the causes, sym] toms and cures Dear Header Bell's pals causes paralysis of the muscle to one side of the face. This re- sults in muscles at the angl Snake may solve organs problem MONTREAL (CP) An American doctor based in Mont- real is hoping that a poisonous snake can help him solve th problem of fatal organ rejectio after transplant operations. Dr. Robert Nelson, recipien of a grant from th Hartford Foundation in the U.S said in an interview he believe his new approach will result in a solution to be body's tendency to destroy foreign tissue. Dr. Nelson, nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1947 for his re search into blood tests for sy philis, explained that transplan operations are risky because an tibodies in the system go to work immediately after surger; GQBEN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN to IHIi tlTM CkklH Tfft.MI Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4 A 10 5 OKQ10S OAK10 WEST EAST 4987 AJ613 V3 092 OJ874S 41091 SOUTH 4KQ2 VA742 0 Q65 AQZ The bidding: INT PSSJ SNT PBSS Pass Pass Opening lead: Nine of A Contracting for slam in today's hand involved nothing more than simple ariSuactic on the part of North and South. South with 17 high card points opened the bid- ding with one no trump. North, holding 17 points him- self, knows that the partner- ship haa tut: very least 35 points, enough to undertake a slam and he proceeded di- rectly to six no trump. West didn't have much to ffork with but on the alert- he put that little to good use In casting a spell on declarer. West opened fire with the nine of spades. Declarer saw when the dummy was spread that 12 tricks were there for the taking provided that hearts were not badly stacked. He put up the ace of spades from dummy and as a preliminary measure, took the club finesse by low toward the queen in his band. West, took in tie trick 1 with the king of clubs Mil returned another spade. South tested the heart? next by leading a small one from his hand. Without undue hesitation, West played the nine of hearts and North's queen won the trick. His opponent's play had all the earmarks of being from a short suit and, inasmuch as the fall of the nine had established a two way finesse position in hearts for the declarer, he hastened now to cash dummy's king of that suit. It was his intention to take a finesse against East's jack on the following round If West showed out, ss_ ap- peared likely. To South's great conster- nation, it was East who failed to answer the call on the second heart lead, and sow there was no way to avoid losing a trick in the rait, West is to be commended for playing a clever false card, but declarer could have un- covered the maneuver had not been in such a hurry. When the nine of heoris appears, South should aban- don that suit temporarily in order to obtain a count of tho remaining distribution. If he will but take the time to cash out his high cards in all ths other suits, he will discover that East has five diamonds when West fails on the third round of that suit. When East follows to three rounds of spades and clubs, he becomes market with a maximum of two hearts. It will now he routine to play for the hnart length and, v-'hen .South cashes the ace from his hand, his opponent's deception will he exposed to view. to reject the implanted organ Only massive doses of powerfu drugs can stop the antibody ac tion. At the same time, however the patient is rendered to fight infection. WORKS WITH PROTEINS Dr. Nelson said his work based on the fact that for an an tibody system to kill a trans planted organ, it needs to worl in conjunction with all nine blood proteins known as the complements. Since only the first four pro- teins are required by the body to resist infection, knocking ou one of the other five proteins should theoretically save the :ew organ. So far, the only substance the team has found which will tab out one complement is a protein isolated from the venom of cobra. Unfortunately, the c o m p 1 e- ment knocked out by the cobra venom is one of the" four essen- tial for antibody function. So the researchers are looking for the venom of another snake, this time the Malayan pit viper. "There are indications that it may knock out the ninth com- plement." The snake protein itself is completely non-poisonous. American billionaire Howard ilughes, well-known for his con- ributions to medical research, las financed Dr. Nelson's work' at the Jewish General Hospital Lndy Davis Institute for Medi- cal Research for the last year. Dr. Pierre Grondin of the Montreal Heart Institute, who las done nine heart transplant operations including Canada's 'irst in 1968. said he did not feel qualified to assess Dr. Nelson's chances of success, but added hat he hoped the new theory would be successful. V eteraii church official dies of the mouth being drawn back on one side. Generally speaking, one side of the face droops from paralysis and the other side contracts. There may be diffi- culty in closing one eye and the sense of taste over part of the tongue may be lost or diminish- ed. The onset of the problem is usually abrupt. The muscle paralysis is caus- ed by failure of the nerve to the facial muscles to function normally. Actually, there are two nerves, one to each side of the face, and one of the pair is affected and the other not. We really don't know what happens ;o the nerve, whether it is a type of virus infection or a Io- cs lized allergic response. The nerve does become swollen and in a few cases is so badly flam- aged that it has to regenerate before normal function of the muscles is restored. In most cases recovery be- gins within a week and three- iourths of the patients are fully recovered in a few weeks. Rare- ly does damage remain. Many treatments have been tried without much success. Ad- renal hormone may have short- ened the illness in some pa- tients. Surgery 10 relieve pres- sure on the swollen nerve has been advocated but r e c e nt studies suggest that untreated latients do about as well in heir early illness as treated pa- ients. If recovery is prolonged hen surgery is sometimes help- ul in relieving any pressure OB the nerve caused by swelling nd speeds nerve regeneration. Dear Dr. Lamb I Kavft ward that new enzyme deter- ents are dangerous. Do t he y ause your skin to break out and s there any real danger in using hem? Dear may In- eed be harmful. They can ause a skin rash in sensitive arsons. Some animals exposed 0 detergents have died sudden- after inhaling the enzyme nd others have had lung dis- ase. Asthma and other lung roblems were reported in orkers in detergent plants in urope. The U.S. Federal Trade Com- mission has reopened the study 1 enzyme detergents. It isn't :ear as yet if the amount you light get by using detergents round the house would have ie same effects as reported i animals. The animals got far gger doses than you might ex- act in normal use. The same ight be said about the lung robiems seen in factory work- s. It probably doesn't take much enzyme detergent to cause a skin rash in people sensitive to NOT FOR ALL THE 8EA6LES IN BEASLELANP! lANCELOT-By Coker Penn BLONDlE-By Chic Young AU_ I DID WAS HELP A UTTLE OLD LACY OFF THE BUS AN IN ERA MOTHINS WRONG IN THAT; MR. DITHERS-MOW OLD WAS LITTLE OLD OH, -EWE WAS PRO3A81V CORA CLOBSEHSD US LAST N1SHT, BECAUSE I CAME HOME WITH A LITTLE LIPSTICk ON MY CHEEK SKTIE BAILEY-By Mori Walker DC you BoySHAve TO SO BACK TO CAMP SO SOON? 1ST MR MST TA A LAST WALK APCWD YOUR U'L ABNER-By Ai Capp f- IN A MOMEffl? I'U. GIVE YOU A NECK- LACE WORTHY OK A QUEEN- YOUAN'TH'PAME CArJ GO MOW.TOQ SHRINKAFEU.ER AKCHIE-By Bob Montana HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne I I WAS wans, i I HEARD SOMEONE WTO THE COOKIE PRESTON, Ont. (CP) Rev. Beverly Oaten, 72, founder of I Five Oaks Christian Workers Centre near Paris, died Monday after suffering a attack at his tome here. Mr. Oaten directed the reli- gious training centre, used by laymen last year, from to iwi. lie also a counsellor and instructor SHORT frank 'VbU SHOULDN'T AT YOUR OWN JOKES. WHYNDT? SOMEONE HAS TO. BUGS BUNNY IMMIGRATION DOWN' LONDON (Reuter) Britain admitted Commonwealth immigrants in the first 10 months of this year, 20 cent fewer than the in the same period of 1869. The fig- ures, released recently by the home office, showed that the C'oncstoga Com- i number erf Asian holders of Brit- mtinity College in Doon, Ont. He I ish passports entering Britain hsd served as a United Church from East Africa rose to minister in Kitchener, Brant- from in the same 10-month ford and Hunlsville, Ont. period this year. ;