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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta It THf HHM1D Mmwfy H, HOROSCOPE BY Jeimc Divoii WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17 YOUR BIRTHDAY TO- You now switch direc- tions, adopt new goals, and encounter unsuspected subtle barriers. Today's natives are receptive to occult in- fluences. ARIES (March 21-April Your mission in life today is to cheer yourself and people around you, or get away from those you can't help. Financial matters, even the most trivial, require checking. TAURUS (April 20-May Cater to your own feelings and welfare even though it may mean taking a day off to catch up. The evening is for quiet study. GEMINI (May 21 June Overlook the moods and tan- trums of others. Your own emotional tangles straighten out as you write them for yourself, not for mailing. Put off social meetings. CANCER (June 21 July Proceed with care; consider details. In passing, you'll like- ly hear unfounded criticism in- tended to upset you. Foster peace. LEO (July 23 Aug. Do simple routines, enjoy watching the way the world turns. Avoid getting involved in an squabble. A petty item turns out to be expensive. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Stick with a set schedule re- gardless of all kinds of ap- peals. There's no rush. Let oth- ers help with heavy tasks, or Dizziness treatment aids pilots TORONTO (CP) Treatment at the University of Toronto has enabled pilots, grounded when their sense of balance became impaired, to return to flying duties. Research on vertigo and other types of dizziness at the univer- sity's department of otolarynol- ogoy has established Toronto as leader in vestibular (vestibule of the ear) research. The first international meet- ing on vestibular research to be held outside Europe will take place in Toronto in August. The work has been so success- ful here that the John A. Hart- ford Foundation of New York has granted for an addi- tional year of research. The foundation has supported the program for the last six years at three Toronto hospitals. This latest grant will permit the actual development of treat- ment for basic cause of the problem rather than the simple observation and treatment of symptoms. It is not known how many people suffer from dizziness be- cause not all seek professional help. put them off until another day. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. People and their doings run in circles. Maintain a direct course; avoid duplications. Your own judgment on money matters now is best. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Keep career and personal af- fairs separate. Items lent to- day may just as well be writ- ten off. Travel is much better if you go it alone. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Whatever errors you've made lately now come back. Resolve to follow a different course as soon as you get pres- ent matters settled. Personal differences are not lasting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Let others come to you, even important people. Dis- putes seem almost automatic you have the serenity to abstain. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. You can very easily talk faster than you think. Petitions, projects which you submitted need no immediate follow-up; let things ride. PISCES (Ftb. IMIarck Everybody has his own trou- bles today. Try to resolve yours without help. Take a practical course, as frills merely cause complexities. Give straightforward answers to questions. (1S11: By The Chicago Tribune) Persistence pays off VANCOUVER (CP) A branch of the Royal Bank of Canada refused to exchange a bank note from Holland on the ground it was a counterfeit bill. The man who presented it then took it to a Bank of Montreal branch, where a teller checked the current exchange rate and gave the customer in Canadian funds. Police later said the Royal Bank was right. The bill was phoney. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Epileptics now save on medicines arete FROMOWtUlfc -nysssaesa JOAN, AW FfflW FRWMaJEprtH.ANPFRCit.. LANCELOT-By Coktr A Finn If you know anyone who has epilepsy, you help them save money on their medical bills. There are over two mil- lion people with epilepsy in the United States and some auth- orities think as many as one First bicycle Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Marilyn Brodar, age 9, of Tucson, Arizona, for her question: Who invented the licycle? An inventor dreams up a brand new idea and then makes a finished model to prove that it works. You would think that somebody dreamed up a marvelous idea and then made a bicycle that looked just like a bicycle. But this did not happen. The first attempt was a wooden tricycle and it had no pedals. Many people added improvements, one by one. And each new model looked more like a real bicycle. Dozens1 of inventors lent a helping hand before the job was finished. It took more than 200 hun- dred years to finish the inven- tion of our marvelous bicycle. Way back in 1655, an inventor named Farfler had the idea that he could walk faster if he pushed himself along on wheels. He made a wooden model with three wheels, a pair of handlebars and a sort of seat. But he did not think of adding pedals. When he strad- dled pie seat, his feet touched the ground. He walked astride, pushing the frame as he went. And the rolling wheels helped him to walk a little faster. Farfler's weird machine was not very successful and nobody wanted to buy one. But his model was the original ances- tor of the bicycle. More than 100 years later, several inven- tors tried to make better bi- cycles1. Most of their models were not successful. But they were getting closer to the real GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN te Br Tttft Chluio Trifcwul Both vulnerable. North- South have a 60 part score. North deals. NORTH V J 10 8 6 OK102 4942 WEST EAST AAK92 A543 OAQJ85 0973 K J 7 10 8 6 5 SOUTH A 10 8 7 VKQ973 064 The bidding: North East South West Pass Pass 1 <0 Dble. Pass Pass Dble. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of A The errors committed by East and West in defending against the part score con- tract today are not subject to severe criticism. Their lapses were subtle in nature and the consequences not easy to foresee. East's per- formance in the bidding however cannot be dismissed so lightly. West's double of two hearts is a repeated request for a takeout, and East's pass jnakes him subject to charges of extr erne cowardice. If he feared to risk a three club call, he m'-jht at least have bid two no trump which would partner- with an op- portunity to rescue himself into any long suit which he happers to hold. West opened the king of spades against South's two heart contract and continued with tea ace and another spade, for no shift seemed very appealing to him. A small heart was led from dummy next and when East followed with the four, de- clarer put up the queen which held the trick. South led a small diamond, West put up the ace and continued with the queen. 13iis apparently normal play, paved the way for a shrewd gambit by declarer that completely disorganized the defense. "North was in with the king of diamonds and the ten was continued. When East followed with a small diamond, South did hot ruff. 'Instead, he discarded the three of cluhs. West was obliged to win the trick and he had no safe means of exit. If he led a club, it would he right into declarer's ace-queen, and if iic played either a spade or a diamond it would provide opponent with a ruff and staff. Had East put up the ace of hearts when that suit was led from dummy at trick four, he could have shifted to a club and eliminated any chance for an end play. West also had a chance to frustrate the declarer. When a small dia- mond is led from the closed hand, suppose that West puts in the jack to force out North's king. Now if the deuce of diamonds is played from dummy, East w'll be able to hold the trick for his partner can get under the seven with the five. If North leads the ten of diamonds nn the other hand, West is in but can exit with his small diamond, for East's nine can cither .hold the trick or forco declarer to ruff, thing. In the 1880s, Karl von Drais invented a two-wheeled bicycle. His model was made of wood. It had no pedals and the rider still had to straddle the seat and push it along as he walked. But Karl von Drais's invention became very popu- lar. However, only rich dandies could afford to buy one and people horse. called it the hobby- About 50 years later, Pierre Lallemant was working in the shop of Monsieur Michaux. This was in Paris, France. Pi- erre added a brand new inven- tion to the bicycle. His model was still made of wood but it had pedals. But of all things, the pedals were in the centre of the front wheel. Later he came to America and sold many of his models: The front- wheel-pedal bicycle was wob- bly and not very fast. But about 100 years ago it was very popular and everybody wanted to ride one. This inspired many different inventors to add improvements one by one. After the 1850s, new models came along with steel frames and steel wheels with rubber tires, chain trans- missions and pedals where they are today. Naturally each inventor was proud of his im- proved model. But many of them claimed to be the original inventor of the bicycle. The truth is that the bicycle had dozens of inventors and each one added an improvement to make it perfect. It's fun to fly a kite and swing. But the most fun is rid- ing a bike, pushing the pedals and dinging the bell. What's more, the pushing makes a per- son's muscles strong and springy and the rider travels without adding any pollution to the air. Andy sends a World Book Atlas to June Parisien, age 15, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for her question: How big are sunspots? The largest of the dark and stormy sunspots sprawl miles or more from side to side. The diameter of the earth is somewhat less than 000 miles, so a large sunspot may be more than 12 times wider than our globe. Such a whopper is usually the major spot of a pair or a rash of smaller spots. Its total area may be great enough to en- compass all the planets of the solar system. However, sun- spots of this size are rare. Most of them are around half this size and many are small disturbances1 called pores. Sunspots are thought to be magnetic storms on the seeth- ing surface of the sun. They look darker than their dazzling surroundings because they are about degrees Fahrenheit cooler. The darkest blot in the centre of each spot is the umbra. A major sunspot may have an umbra miles wide surrounded by a paler penumbra that extends to a width of miles. Rashes of larpp qnntc am hirt N's- Mr- and Mrs- D- Lowenberg; 01 large spots are big enough 3. Mr. and to be seen from the thftliph natiinlK? nn i. -ui mougn naturally no sensible w.r. person ever looks directly at the dazzling sun. Questions assed by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntlngton California 92H8. (Copyright Clironldc Publishing Co. out of 50 people have this prob- lem. The cost of medicine for life is a major financial bur- den to the epileptic or Ms fam- ily. The U.S. National Epilepsy League has set up a program to reduce the cost of medicine by running a self supporting pharmacy. Patients can reduce the cost of their medicine by as much as 25 per cent. Here is how it works. By servicing a large number of people the N.E.L. pharmacy can order medicine in large amounts at a cheaper rate. The savings are passed en to mem- bers who have joined the ser- vice. That is not all. The pharmacy controls the quality of the med- icines to make sure that all the medicines are fresh and of the highest professional quality. Anyone with epilepsy can join the service for a year and those interested should contact the N.E.L. Service, 222 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, HI. 60601. Parents or guardians of a child with epilepsy can or- der for him. Of course, the pharmacy fills prescriptions only from the pa- tient's doctor. Like any other pharmacy the service does not offer advice on medications or epilepsy. That is up to the pa- tient's doctor. The medicine is mailed promptly in a plain wrapper. All mail and even money or- ders can simply be marked N.E.L. Service. If you know of someone with epilepsy and don't want to talk to them about it, you can send their name and1 address to the N.E.L. Service and they will contact the person directly. Anyone with epilepsy can join. All they need to do is send their name and address along with their doctor's pre- scription to the service. The N.E.L. Service will bill them later. The medicine must be paid for within 30 days. It takes about two weeks to get medicine, so orders should be placed two weeks before the home medical supply runs out. Now that is what I call a real constructive program and I hope it helps a lot of people. It is a nonprofit organization, but it isn't a charity. All the members pay for their service. The more people who utiliie the service, the easier it will be to provide quality medi- cines at lower cost. We need a few more services like that for people with heart disease, diabetes and other Ions ill- nesses that require expensive medicines regularly. Did you know that some chil- dren outgrow epilepsy? The tendency to have convulsions may decrease'as the child gets older and in some fortun ate children when medicine is dis- continued, it isn't needed any mere. Sometimes it takes sev- eral years off medication, how- ever, to be certain there will be no more difficulty. Bridge Results Wednesday Ladies Club 1 and 2 Mrs. M, McCann, Mrs. N. McNabb; 1 and 2 Mrs. G. A. Wright and Mrs. W. L. Waters; 3 Mrs. K. W. McLean, Mrs. M. J. Grant. Hamilton Wednesday Night Club N.S. t. and 1. B. Nllsson, P. Mc- Lean; 1 and 2 H. Foss, .1 Shaw; 3. K. Oliver, M. Ycshihara. E.W. 1. W. Winter, V. Fukuda; 2. R. Chapman, R. Woblck; 3. Mr. and Mrs. Hodg: Novice 1. _ _ ___ Wheeler; 1. and 2. .Mr. and Mrs. Kwieczak. Hamilton Thursday Night Club N.S. 1. N. Patson, J. Landeryou; 2. B. Nilsson, K. McLean; 3. R. Chap- man, I. Johnson. E.W. 1. R. Woblck, K. Oliver; 2. L. Smith, O. Solce. 3. R. Mlron, J. An- Hamnl'on Friday Night Club and Mrs. D. LO' Mrs. M. Hodgson; 3. Mr. K. W. McLean. R. Marshall, C. Sudeikat; 2. id Mrs. R. Wobiek; 3. and 4. 0. Cranston, p. Premachuk; 3 and A. D. E. Mlchaells and W. Zumstein. d SEVEN INJURED NEW YORK (AP) Six po- licemen and a young woman were injured slightly early Mon- day during a two-alarm fire on the 15th floor of the Commodore Hotel in midtown Manhattan. BIONDIE-IT chic Young il THEY LOOKED SO OtOGSO AND SEAT I THREW TWEM OUT T I WSLL, ANYWAY, v. r FOUND our WHERE T THEY APS j BECTLE BAIlEY-By Moit Wolktr U'L ABNER-By Al Capp TH1 MONEYS GONE.'.''SORE CAREER A SPOILT RICH BRAT IS OVER" AH THOUGHT WANTS- A LIKIM1 TO ME, GOAT-BJT AUL-jD' WAS AFTER WAS MAH MONEY.'.' DEAR, IS HEADO'TH' HOUSE AGIN.'J A GOAT IS A MAN'S BEST FRIEND.'.' ARCHIE-By Bob Montana NOW, WHAT DO YOU WANT UP HERE AT AAV __-f HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal SaMS TO SNL THE SEVSN J'M ALREADY SICK OF OUST THIS ONE rr BUGS BUNNY HOW YA coMiN' WITH THAT TRANSMISSION, SYLVESTER f AU. GUVNORJ I OILED TH' ROLLERS ON THAT THINS THIS MORNIN'! ;