Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
I _ THI UTKMIDGE HttAlD Nbryacy THURSDAY, FEB. 4 Your Birthday Today: Your coming year brings much re- sponsibility, the chance to prove your character and quality. Today's natives are intrigued with sports, music, food of working out logical patterns. Many have gone into law mathematics, writing. ARIES (March 21 April Go it alone wherever and how- ever you can. Family squabbles can do lasting harm if you in- dulge in them; you needn't. TAURUS (April 20 May Brace for an uphill day; concen- trate on creative, or at least Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon I constructive activit'w. Taie a (Early tensions fade away as you think best, from break oace in a while. Relax work the be- to be early, tomorrow is better but demands much energy. GEMINI (May 21 June in Time, effort, money slip away easily with little achieved. If you pick out just a few things to do and concentrate on doing them well and thoroughly, you get more done. CANCER (June 21 July Adhere to traditional routines, conservative action. Avoid lend- ing, it loses you more than just the money and the friend. Fa- vors have strings attached. LEO (July Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to John McDon- ald, age 13, of St. Louis, Mis- souri for his question: First flying birds Chances are, you would have mistaken one of these early birds for a dragon. No, he did not give rise to the legendary dragon for he and his outland- ish kinfolk departed many mil- lions of years before our ances- tors arrived on the earth. But if human eyes had been there to behold them, the first flying birds certainly would have made a staggering impression. Most of the evidence of by- gone animals comes from fos- sils preserved in the ground. Naturally the most durable ones were left by big, bulky animals with sturdy bones. Birds must be rather lightweight, fragile- boned creatures in order to take to the air. For this reason, few- er bird fossils have withstood the crystal weight and pressure through millions of years. Mosl of their fossils are imprints left when their delicate bodies were sealed and preserved in layers of ancient mud. They have been dated and restructured to give a rather sketchy story of the first flying birds. The earliest bird fossil known was unearthed in a Bavariat slate quarry. His skeleton and skull are preserved in detail together with the feathery to pressions of all his plumage Radioactive dating places his era in the late Jurassic Period about 150 million years ago. He was promptly updated with a modern name Archaeopteryx meaning the ancient winged one. Later, the fossil skeleton of several of his close kinfolk were found in the same area Obviously the archaeoptervs was no surprise to the astonish ing assortment of dinosaurs tha shared his world. In fact, his ancestors wen qualified members of the dine saur clan. However, he himse] was a warm blooded, feather ed creature and not related t the scaly, cold blooded rep- tiles. But his chicken size body had unmistakable reptil features. His lizard shape head had a long snout with Ion "toothy jaws. He had a very Ion snaky tail, bordered with row of stiff feathers. The arm bone that supported his wings endec in three clawed f i n g e r s. Hi body was feathered and his wings were covered with large, stiff quill feathers. His legs were long and strong. Nobody knows how well he flew on his stiff feathered, rounded wings. But certainly he was an excellent two legged runner on the ground. Some ex- jerts suspect that his aerial ac- ivities were limited to gliding perhaps somewhat like the glid ng, planing flights of our fly ing squirrels. Possibly he usele up steep cliffs or lofty trees From such perches, the arch aeopterd a c t y 1 certainly wa. equipped to take a long, glid ing planing flight down through the air. The fossil evidence suggests hat nature soon discarded him lowever, a variety of leather winged reptiles also took to th air during the Jurassic Period They were the pterodactyls who also failed to survive. Th ancestors of our modern warm jlooded, feathery birds arriver about 135 million years ago an heir wondrous success was fir- mly established during the Cre- taceous Period that ended about 60 million years ago. Andy sends a World Book Globe to Hugh Stuart, age 7, of Richmond, Virginia for his question: Does a baby kangaroo ever fall out of his pouch? Junior Joey kangaroo does not accidentally fall out of his moth- er's pouch. Nor does he get car sick when she 'bounces along in giant leaps. The little fellow is very comfortable and his fur- lined pouch is one of the world's coziest, safest cradles. There is a faucet. inside to give him mother's milk and he clings to it with all his might until he is grown enough to take a peek at the world outdoors. Mrs. Kangaroo is as tall and as heavy as a large football player. But her newborn infant is no wider than a pencil and about one inch long. He weighs just about an ounce, and crawl- ing into his mother's cozy pouch is a big problem. But once he gets inside, he finds his faucet and clings there. At first the bitsy baby is blind, bare and helpless. As he grows, he opens his eyes and gets a hairy coat. After several months, he dares to poke his head outside for a look at the world. Soon he hops out for short romps. But he will not be ready to leave his pouch altogether until he is about 14 months old. Questions asued oy children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) you w 0 r K the day, leaving noth-ng to chance. The evening may nclude some very serious, con-idential sure of the paths. Pa- 1 tience and tolerance become essential. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. This active day brings There's more point in getting to work at what will respond than retting about what doesn't. of haste and impatience, fleeting moments of neglect. Great care is suggested in han- ormation is incomplete sharp objects, electrical LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. (Jan. 20 Feb. Passive resistance is a Now comes the exception approach at this time than ira-mlsive initiative. Little will which your theories make no provision. Refrain from jained by forcing issues. Tradi-ional courtesies are not to evaluations, negative judgments. New methods or aken pose a challenge in your SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. If you encounter direct or harsh words, stick to the issues, (Feb. 19 March Trilling discrepancies become calm and resolve matters. errors if you fail to catch cate and remedy any errors promptly. You may have your recent work, prevent talk somebody out of an un- ier venture, but don't bicker. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. You may as well do your efforts. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. Beware quacks 'cures' for If you live long enough, you are almost certain to have and other medications with similar actions are used teoarthritis. One out of every three adult Americans has to relieve pain. Deformed joints can sometimes be treat- disease and 97 per cent of with surgery. dividuals over 60 have signs are not indicated the treatment of osteoarth- Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is not an inflammation but simple wear and tear on the joints. The tough gristle like material, cartilage, that coats except for rare instances requiring injections directly into the joint Female hormones given to women with at the time of the menopause treat the menopause symptoms, not the arth THE JOH WILL PLEASE THAT LAST STATEMENT- LANCELOT-By Coker LORI AMP HER WICKBP HOOK! W THE WAV, WHAT'S VOJR HAN6lCAP? HI.UNCe.CARS TOHAve A Lime MATCH ends of the bones where they move against each other begins to wear out. The weight bear- ing joints of the knees and hips are most often involved. Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest of man's diseases. It has been observed in annuals at east as far back as the dino- lurs. Fortunately, only a small per- centage of the people with os- .eoarthritis have enough prob- ems with it to cause very much pain or disability. Evi- dence of the disease can be seen on x-rays even in people who have no symptoms. Changes in joints can be seen n people in their early 40s. sometimes the damaged joint s related to an injury. A good example is the football knee and the arthritic changes seen in a baseball pitcher's elbow. Ballet dancers sometimes have changes in the ankle joints. These are all examples of the point that the joint that gets used is the one that wears out first. Although many people with osteoarthritic changes have no real problems, others do. The most common difficulty is re- striction of movement with or without pain. Arthritic changes hi the spine occasionally cause pressure on the nerves and produce pain that mimics pain caused by in- ternal organs. Probably the single most useful medicine for osteoarth- ritis is simple aspirin. Patients often underrate the effective ness of aspirin since it is sc readily available. Don't! It is important to understand that while many useful things can be done for people with ar- thritis, there is no actual cure. Hard of Hearing? See The New "DISCREET" available at _______EATON's HEARING AID CENTRE Stereo Floor MR. H. W. MATHESON Mr. H. W. Malheson OUR CERTIFIED HEARING AID AUDIOLOGIST Will be in LETHBRIDGE on Thurs., Feb. 4th 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. You won't believe your eyes or cars when you hear and see the "Discreet" by Qualitone. The most natural sounding hearing aid havi ever made. Gone forever is artificial sound. No cost or obligation. Come in, call or write tomorrow. EATON'S HEARING CENTRE Second Floor Dial 327-8551 BLONDIE-By Chic Young THERE WAS AN IMPOOTANT CAL'_ FC YOU TODAY, DEAR 3 THE NUM3E TO CAU- WELL, I WAS CONFUSED-ITS N THOSE NUMBERS SOMEPLACE BEETLE BAItEY-By Mart Walker There are no injections that cure arthritis of this type Anyone who promises you they can cure you or offer dra matic treatments for osteoar thritis is probably a quack This includes such wild idea as the use of copper wire bracelets and boiled down ocean water. Quacks prey on victims with incurable di1 eases. The best person to ad vise you on Osteoarthritis your own' doctor and if h thinks there is any other scurc for help he will recommend it Plan two Alberta 1C offices CALGARY (CP) A federal office to promote "greater un- derstanding of government by citizens" will probably be set up in Edmonton and Calgary, says Minister Without Portfo- lio Robert Stanbury. Mr. Stanbury, in charge of Information Canada, said such regional inquiry centres would be in addition to regional of- fices planned for Winnipeg and Montreal. Information Canada will like- ly work through libraries to some extent, he said before at- tending a meeting of the Chi- nese Sien Lok Society. Regional centres of the infor- mation service would incorpor- ate government bookstores, li- braries with government docu- ments and facilities "to make complaints to and about gov- ernment." Li'L ABNER-By Al Capp GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1C ItTl! Bf TUB CWC1I8 Trlbonl] Neither vulnerable. South deals, NORTH K 10 8 3 OK 4108751 WEST EAST A652 V107432 01085432 0976 KJ93 462 SOUTH AQJ974 Past East Pass Pass Past The bidding: Sooth West North 2 NT Pass Pass 6 4 Pass Opening lead: Nine ol In defending against a dam contract, the ace of trumps is usually a potent weapon in She hands nf the defenders. However, it proved to be a liability to West in today's band, when he failed to cash his trick with sufficient dis- patch. When his opponents got to six spades, West pondered his opening lead at. great length. He considered putting down the ace of trumps in order to inspect the terrain, but was reluctant to part with his jew- el He couldn't decide be- tween either of his long suits, and finally compromised on the nine of hearts. When the dummy was spread, everything seemed to hinge on the club finesse, but West had taken so long to decide on his opening that de- clarer was a bit pessimistic about finding the king ol clubs on side. He decided ta play around a bit to see wbal would develop. Since West had opened a high spot in hearts, he ap- peared to tie short in that suit. South won the first trick in his hand with the jack and j proceeded to cash the ace ol diamonds, dropping dummy'i king, and continued with the queen and jack. With nina cards in the suit outstanding, there appeared to he little risk in this maneuver. On the second -and third' rounds, the remaining hearts were dis- carded from dummy. Now the ace of hearts was played and all hands followed. On the queen of hearts, West dis- carded a diamond and the dummy threw a club. With the red suits stripped out, South led a small trump and West was in with the blank ace of spades. Since a diamond return would present South with a ruff and sluff, West led back a club into U-s ace -queen. Declarer dr.. ,1 trump and claimed his con- tract. VO IS A GENNULMAN PO GMIN' ME FAIR WARNIM'.T -ALTHO VO'IS OUR MOST LIVE-WIRE TESTERfr TH'MATTRESS INDUSTRY K SAQGINQ-SO ALL WE KIN S PAV IS r f 6.50 A WEEK-- ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I NOTHING WE'VE DONE HAS AWAKENED HIM FROM HIE HYPNOTIC SPELL.' TOO BAD .'THE COOKING TEACHER. WANTED TO CARKV A TRAY OF HOTOONUTSTOTHE HE'S WHAT'S ARCHIE JUGHEAD -S PLACED HIM TAKING A NAP I IN AN ON YOUR DESK? HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne BLTT, DAD, THESE RECORDS HAVE GREAT MESSAGES ON THEM THESE DAVS ANVONE WHO PICKS UP A GUITAR AUTDAWTCALLy BECOMES A PEEP POLITICAL ANP HUMANITARIAN AUTHORITY I'M TELLINS WU THE VOLUMES TOO ANP FOLKS SAy THAT VOU, SON, SHOULD STW SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY HOW'S THE ORGAN GRINPIN' RACKET, WHATSAM ATTEE DON'T PEOPLE LIKE ys? MUSIC ANWOKB?