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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta It TW ItTHMIDGt MHUID Mvrday, Ftknwry 1WI Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SUNDAY, FEB. 14 YOUR BIRTHDAY TO- DAY: It you are already busy in some creative enter- prise, the year ahead prom- ises much progress includ- ing sudden realizations that you have to cut back to where you were to try again. If you're not, the drift of your year brings you into ex- perimentations. ARIES (March 21-April Your bold approach provokes positive reactions from com- petitors and members of the opposite sex. ome life in- cludes a lively incident. TAURUS (April 20-May Hake your decisions and ap- pointments early. There's a great deal to do and find out about, many people to see. GEMINI (May 21 June Surprises coine in from aU sides this Sunday, mostly pleasant. Find time for sports, games, entertainments. CANCER (June 21 July Curiosity and close observa- tions dear up various puzzles. Check on what's happening in your community. LEO (July 23 Aug. The unexpected is the normal order of this Sunday. Corn- meats and criticisms turn out unfounded or mischievous. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Take your full share in com- munity observances, and keep busy. You have choices as to bobbies or pastimes. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Everybody course to finds a different follow. Have pa- tience with younger people and their broken schedules. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. This Sunday you can something that has eluded you far too long. Take positive ac- tion SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dtc. A restless mood is nor- that you do not let it upset your loved ones, or lead you into sharing in some- body else's mischief. CAPRICORN (Dtc. 22 Listen to business peo- ple talk shop, to family prob- lems emerging a little at a time, to volunteers tel of the community needs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. It is all too easy to con-- elude that ofter- are wrong merely by noting they dont agree with you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Do your part in the weekend customs of your neighborhood. NWMng is to be gained by tak- ing gossip or personal com- ment seriously. MONDAY, FEB. 15 Your Birthday Today: Ad- justment is your key to suc- cess this coming year as you cope with natural limitations, find ways of getting past old problems. Today's natives seldom reveal their deeper nature to casual observers or even loved ones. Most have acting talents. ARIES (March 21 April Business is good and promises to be better, according to how seriously you pursue it. In so- cial, family life let others see Hie softer side of your nature. ..TAURUS (April 20 May Apply for improvements, pur- sue new ratings or positions. Hobbies may produce revenue. Find true, pleasant things to tell others about themselves, i GEMINI (May 21 in-- Set up important interviews, offer services or expertise in a novel form. Take the initiative n social activities; bring fam- ily, friends along. CANCER (June 21 July Career advancement prospects are excellent. So are cash set- tlements, lump sum purchases. Reflect, meditate between your working day and your home life. LEO (July 23 Aug. Start new ventures, explore Lresh contracts. Look around, M-ing in old friends, share com- ing good fortune. The key to success is in your timing be Govt. hits back on jobless data By IAN PORTER OTTAWA (CP) Harried by the opposition with statistics showing eight per cent of the Canadian work force unem- ployed in January, the govern- ment counter-attacked in tho Commons recently with aecu- sations of right-wing, reaction- ary posturing. Key government speaker was Regional Expansion Minister Jean Marchand, who criticized the opposition for a weak, unin- formed and often misleading performance on the subject of unemployment and for forming "the most right wing, most re- actionary opposition we've ever seen in Canada. The issue submerged almost all other considerations during the day, with the first order of Commons business being a pro- test by Conservative House Leader Gerald Baldwin about a change in calculating the sea- sonally-adjusted unemployment rate. In the question period, aii irate Donald Maclnnis (PC- Cape Breton-East Richmond) belabored Prime Minister Tni- deau for appearing to grin as "the medicine was administered. Then, as the Commons moved Into the sixth and last day of de- bate on the Dec. 3 budget, David Orlikow North) heated tempers by as- serting that "only a government headed by a group of million- aires, with a prime minister who haj a computer where his heart should be, could be happy." The figures on which Thurs- day's concern focused, released in the morning by Hie Dominion Bureau of Statistics, show people out of work last month, compared with in December and hi Janu- ary, 1970. Perhaps the most eagerly- awaited statistic, however, was the seasonally-adjusted rate of unemployment, calculated to discount climactic factors in de- termining the underlying health of the economy. RATE SHOWS DROP As Finance Minister E. J. Benson had predicted, the rate showed a drop of 6.2 per cent of the work force from 6.6 per cent in December. Just as the day's sittin., began, an outraged opposition demanded a recount, Mr. Bald- win saying the bureau had changed its method of reckoning the seasonally-adjusted rate. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux ruled Mr. Baldwin's question of privilege out of order and then prevented Trade Minister Jean- Luc Pepin, responsible for the bureau, from trying to explain. The bureau later issued a list showing that both the new and the old method of calculating the rate had yielded the same result for December. Opposition speakers also com- pared the December-to- January increase in unem- ployed to Mr. Benson's predic- tion of a increase. Mr. Benson replied that his estimate had been seasonally adjusted. STEPS SAID ADEQUATE Mr. Benson also repeated as- sertions that steps taken by the government, including those in the budget, are providing ade- quate stimulus to the economy. The principal budgetary provi- sions were for a 10-per-cent in- crease in unemployment insur- ance benefits, loans to the prov- inces for labor-intensive works projects and increased spending on housing. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 19 By TK3 Chleiio Trllnil WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: AA64 OQ8432 41095 Your partner opens with one spade. What is your re- sponse? Q. Neither side vulner- able, and as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded Sotrth West North East IV -Pass Pass 7 What do you bid now? Q. Both sides vulner- able, and as South you hold: VAK10974 03 AAI085 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 9 Pass 3 0 Pass Pass iNT Pass t What action do you take? Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: CAKJ The bidding has proceeded: North East Sooth West 1 ilk Pas.; 2 A Pass 2 Pass J XT Pass 3 Pass 'Vhat action do you take? Q. 5 Both sides vulner- able, and as South you hold: AAQJ98 VAKQ962 083 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 20 2NT fata 3 A Pass 3 NT Pas) What action do you take? Q. side vulner- able, and as South you hold: AAKQ76 OA2 The bidding has proceeded: South West North. East 1 A DMc, Rdblr. 2 What action do you take? Q. 7 sides vulner- able, as South you hold: VA106 OAQ987 4KQ104 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 10 1 2V Pass What do you bid now? Q. side vulner- able, and as South you hold: VA109863 0103 The bidding has proceeded: North Easl South West O Pass 1V Pass 1A Pass J Pasff 2 A Pass What do you bid now? [Look answers Mondavi punctual. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Get organized. You have more cooperation than you'd suspect from the remarks people make. Put in a little overtime if nec- esary. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Take a keen look around you, then straighten out the most complex or tangled situation you confront. Do what is pos- sible for the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. X fitr. Now you can put together t confidential or exclusive deal in any career issue. Demonstrate your technical competence. An incident will show whether your ideas are correct. SAGITTARIUS (Nor. 22-Dec. If you are together with your inner nature, you'll add to your resources new tools, better understanding, personal treasures. Start early and keep at it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. You have a special knack to contribute to group efforts. Strive for a broader viewpoint; enlist cooperation from seem- ingly unlikely candidates. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Attend to formalities, legal matters, records. You are on your own at present in an emo- tionally detached mood free to think for yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Planning of investments, found- ing partnerships promise well. Social activities can be lively, but don't neglect work. (1971 by the Tribune) Elephant bird Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Mark Fujita, age 11, of Scar- borough, Ontario, Canada, for his question: Is there really an elephant bird? There was a whopping ele- phant bird, but not within liv- ing memory. Like the giant moa bird, he became extinct many centuries ago. Perhaps he grew too big to survive as a bird in the balance of nature. The subtle laws of nature per- mit and even encourage ani- mals to change with the times. But there seem to be limits in these laws. The dinosaurs were discarded when their teeming, diversified forms crowded out other developing species. Per- haps the elephant bird was dis- carded when he surpassed the size limit permitted in the bird world. In the 1200s, Marco Polo re- ported that the Great Khan of China was some giant plumes with from fabulous bird called the Roc. Many fanciful tales were told of this elephant-sized Dying bird. Nobody took them very seriously until the mid-1800s, when traders returned from the small island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The sail- ors reported seeing an egg shell big enough to hold two gallons of water. The bird who laid such an enormous egg should be six times bigger than an ostrich. This report made some people suspect that may- be Polo's astounding Roc real- ly existed. Scientists eventually un- earthed the truth about the eggs and perhaps also traced the exaggerated legend of the Alberta driver fined EDMONTON (CP) James Griffin, 28, of Edmonton was fined on a charge of dangerous driving resulting from an April 25, 1970 accident which killed one person. Griffin, originally charged with criminal negligence caus- ing death, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge midway through his trial. The accident killed Judith Prior, 21, a passenger in Grif- fin's ear. School closed after unrest BARCELONA, Spain (Reuter) Barcelona University closed down its law school indefinitely here after two weeks of unrest involving both students they try to find more and lecturers. Informed sources space, said the unrest stemmed from the university's failure to name a new dean for the school and Roc. They found the fossil re- mains of elephant birds, not on Mauritius, but on the nearby island of Madagascar. They were bulky non-flying ratite birds, distantly related to the surviving ostriches and emus, the cassowaries and the extinct moas. Some 13 species have been identified and classi- fied in the Family Aepyorni- thodae meaning the Tall Birds. The giant of the clan stood nine feet tall and weighed half a ton. Thick legs supported his enormous hind quarters but his wings were hardly worth men- tioning. Unlike the fabulous Roc, the real live elephant bird never flew through the air. Most of his fossil bones have been unearthed in brush and forested regions of the island. But apparently the females went down to the sand dunes to bury their eggs. The shell of the giant elephant bird was big enough to hold the contents of six ostrich eggs of 144 hen eggs; or little humming bird eggs. It is estimated that it weighed 18 pounds. Once hatched, the elephant bird went on to grow up and become the biggest bird known to have ever lived on the earth. Other species of the tall family were the size of ostriches. The family tree of me ele- phant bird dates back to the Eocene Period of 50 million years ago. As far as we know, they thrived only on the shel- tered island of Madagascar. Some experts suspect that na- ture discarded them about 000 years ago. Others think that they survived until the 1300s and that the last of these giants were wiped out by early human settlers en the island. At any rate, the whopping ele- phant bird and all his kinfolk have been extinct for many centuries. Andy sends a World Book Globe to Jeff Bollenbacker, age 10, of Huntsville, Ala- bama, for his question: Why do lemmings commit suicide? Nature's small animals do not think as we do. They live in a sort of hazy dream world and cur notions of murder and suicide are quite beyond then- grasp. From our point of view, teeming hordes of little lem- mings seem to plunge into the sea and commit suicide. But from their point of view, this is not what happens at all. This problern is very interest- ing to scientists. But even they cannot explain all the details. However, they suspect that the disasters are caused by lem- ming p o p u I a tior. explosions and that the funy little crea- tures perish accidentally when living the continued presence of police on the campus. Lemmings multiply at a great rate and teeming new generations outrun food TWA lays off 50 KANSAS CITY (AP) Trans Wcrld Airlines will lay off 50 I more pilots after March 6, bath I the airline and the Air Line Pi- j lots Association said here. The new cuts will make a total of 721 pilots laid off since last April. TWA had about pi- lots on its roster before the lay- offs began. supplies. In swarming numbers they set forth to find vegeta- I tior. in other places. Along the way they swim many streams, i When at last they reach the j seashore, they plunge tnistful- UlC there in the tossing waves. bo (hc POPULATION KIOUHK South Africa has a population of about 19.5 million. ly explanation, but scicntLsLs are not absolutely certain. Questions assert by cniMrcn of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntlnglon Bench, California 82648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) LANCUOT-ty Cciwr NMI UONDIE-By Chic Young 1 HOPE HC ISN'T HAVINS AS MUCH TUOUBLE GHTTINS HIS WAITSR AS WB'BS HAV1N9 GETTING HIM BEeTLE BAILEY-By Mort Wolktr Krf! THERE MUST BE THPEE FEET OF ON Ttte SKOUNP I'LL BET NO ONE WILL COAUr TO SAT TILL THE SNOW now ARRIVES 1-13 LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp I GOIH'AQIN-yORE V HELPMAH A SHMIHQPLESff- LIKE THAT ARCHIE-By Bob Montana MISS 6EA7LY.' HOW IS IT VDU CAN MAKE SUCH BEAUriFUL ROSEBUDS OUT OF SUGAR.... AND M3O CANT WAKE A DeCEWT CUP OF DIOYOU EVER A CUP OF PICASSO'S TEA? IT'S WHOSE FLUTESNOOTS CORONATION IS IT? HI AND LOIS-By Dik SOFTER, STUPID.' TOMORROW WE ASK HIM FDR OUR ALLOWANCE LET'S MAKE A PILE OF SNOWBALLS AMD PELT PAP WHEN HE SETS OFF THE BUS SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal LOOK AT THE LESS 1HAT RAMSELf BUGS BUNNY WELL, THAT'S THE, END OF THE -e' MOVIES OF MY LOOSE CONVENTION! HOW DID YOU LIKE THEM, BUSS? ;