Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, January 3, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Ask Andy HURRICANES Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Johnny Graves, age 10, of Marysville, N.B., Canada, for his question: Do they know how hurricanes form? The parents of a howling hurricane are the beaming sun and the spinning earth. It is born above tropical seas, where the warm air becomes loaded with moisture. There are only a few suitable places where this can happen. But when those huge wild storms are ready, they move out from their hurricane hatcheries and travel hundreds of miles. A hurricane may start to form when the hot sun beams down on a vast ocean for days and days. AH is calm as the warmth evaporates moisture and more moisture from the surface of the sea. The likely place is in the tropics, either just north or just south of the equator. During this calm period, the warm air near the surface expands and, as it needs more room, it rises aloft. In time, it forms a strong current of light, rising air, surrounded by heavier, somewhat cooler air on all sides. It is natural for masses of cooler, heavier air to flow and blow into masses of light, warm air. So, after the calm spell, breezes from all sides start to blow toward the centre where all the air is wafted aloft. The winds blowing inward are heavy with cloudy .moisture. The rising central current is calm and cloudless. Soon the spinning earth causes the inflowing winds to swerve toward the right. That is, if the hurricane is born north of the equator. If it hatches in the Southern Hemisphere, its winds swerve to the left. In any case, the hatching hurricane becomes a great doughnut of winds, spiraling into the calm central eye of the storm. Meantime, in the tropics the ceaseless trade winds blow westward around the globe. Soon they capture the stormy pocket of spiraling winds and whisk it along toward the west. As it goes, the furious storm mixes and mingles vast masses of air damp and dry, cool and warm. It draws in moisture and energy from afar. But at last it wears itself out. Somewhere, miles from home, over land or sea, the wild winds die down and the skies clear. Hurricanes that sweep over eastern North America are hatched above the warm seas around the West Indies. The easterly trade winds often carry them toward our 'southern shores. There they may swerve northward and tear over the land, perhaps for hundreds of miles. But at last, after terrible damage, they run out of energy and die down. Meantime the next hurricane may be forming around the West Indies. Quntlont by chil- dren of Herald readers be mailed to Aik Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntlngton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publiihing Co. 1973) Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Jan. 3, 1975 William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw Haw, was hanged in Britain 29 years ago in 1946 as a traitor for his Nazi propaganda broadcasts from Germany during the Se- cond World War. Joyce claim- ed American citizenship because of his Brooklyn birth, but Britain insisted on its right to try him because he had gone to Germany on British passport. 1521 Martin Luther was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church. 1670 George Monck, Lord Albemarle, died. 1870 Brooklyn Bridge construction started. 1941 Canada and the United States acquired air bases in Newfoundland on a 99-year lease. 1943 The Canadian Army group arrived in North Africa. BURIED IN AKLAVIK Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, who was the subject of one of the largest manhunts in the Northwest Territories, is buried in Aklayik outside consecrated ground. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4AKQ74 WEST EAST 4J962 4103 Q J 6 5 Void SOUTH 485 The bidding: South West North East 1 Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 NT Pass 5 9 Pass 5 NT Pass 6 Pass 6 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of There was little you could be certain of when you were defending and Trump Coup Tommy was at. the controls. You could just about reckon that the ace of king-queen of trumps could produce one trick for your side, hut that was all. What made this so re markable was that the rest of Tommy's game was, at best, mediocre, and his bid- ding was as crazy as a clock- work orange. Yet he con- tinually made impossible contracts by making his opponents' trump tricks vanish into thin air. For once, Tommy's bidding cannot' be faulted. It speaks wonders for the reputation he had acquired that West, looking at two possible trump ,tricks and the king-queen of clubs, did not double. However, even without being tipped off about the 4-0 trump break. Tommy had no difficulty in making his slam. West led a club to de- clarer's ace, and at two, Tommy laid down the ace of trumps. When East showed out, Tommy looked far from worried. In fact, he seemed to grow ten years younger. With a hint of a smile on his lips, he crossed to dummy with a spade and ruffed a club in his hand. Then, he cashed two spade winners, discarding a dia mond from his hand. The hand was beginning to count out. Tommy knew that West held''the fourth spade, for East had shown out on the third round, so he could ruff a spade safely. Now all he needed was a bit of luck in the diamond suit. When the A-K-Q of the suit all went through, Tommy was as good as home. Trump Coup was down to the K-9-8 of trumps, while West held Q-J-6 as his last three cards. Tommy exited with a low trump, and West found he could make no more than one trump trick. The whole hand was over in half a minute, and Tommy had come through again. Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SATURDAY, JAN. 4 Your birthday today: Your way is smoothed before you all year if you are working constructively for yourself. Simplify your daily living, drop bad habits and discon- tinue losing ventures, un- necessary expense. Relationships based on real sharing thrive. Today's natives usually have talent for managing property, often a strong interest in solitary hob- bies. ARIES (March 21-April Intuition leads the way in both home and business. Brief travel is indicated; accept in- vitations and be ready to go! Think about results when sell- ing ideas. TAURUS (April 20-May Get together with anyone who wants to help. Share the responsibility and reward fairly. Shoptalk is enlighten- ing and serves your long-term interests this evening. GEMINI (May 21-June Find out the source of the problem in financial matters. You owe yourself a bit of advertising; improve your im- age by doing things in style and in the right places. CANCER! June 21-JuIy Give a zany idea a chance to prove itself. Be willing to co- operate in group ventures. You have plenty of help in social activity; if static .arises, find out why and change your plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. Others tend to show off in teamwork, but you're more successful today. Public entertainment is favored. Dress up and highlight your best qualities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Work on uncompleted chores related to your health and welfare. Promises from relatives are available; get them into writing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Make a busy, alive appearance today and have plenty of reserve energy for the right enterprises. Consult experts to investigate ways to rearrange finances. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. With a personal promotion likely, present and give special care to your finest appearance. Share socially and have or find a party in later hours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dcc. It's a perfect day for a picnic, or family or group outing. Share hobbies and do some shoptalk. Watch for bargains in items you seldom purchase. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. You can learn a great deal if you relax, become a bystander and watch the events around you. Inspiring news comes from distant places and people. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Celebrate what you've been able to achieve recently. Friends and loved ones are sensitive to your reactions and willing to see things from your vantage point. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Give careful considera- tion to proposals that are voiced. Everyone is excited over something and wants to talk about it. Travel goes well. Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb What is your opinion of distilled water jused for drinking regularly just as you would any water and using it for cooking as well? I have read in a book written by a doctor that it is good for arthritis, hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, gall stones, cataracts, glaucoma, loss of hearing, diabetes, obesity, emphysema, etc. Can it be possible that distilled water can do that much? This doctor claims that the mixtures in city water supplies today are similar to rat poison. Dear Reader It annoys me when I see the public being misinformed by grossly un- scientific statements and even given information that can be harmful to their health. I don't know what the man's qualifications are who wrote the book you describe, but I can tell you right now that if he claims half of what you describe, he is not considered a reputable medical doctor by his colleagues. There are all kinds of doctors, and the title doesn't even mean the man is trained in the medical field. He could have a doctor's degree in chemistry, not medicine. He should have one in the art of shady practices. Any time you see any medicine or cure advertised as a cure all, hang on to your wallet. The quack cures sold or used in the treatment of arthritis alone is a mul- timillion dollar business. In that long list you included there are only two that distill- ed water might help. It might help to wash out minerals that are involved in kidney stone formation, and adequate amounts of any water to in- duce adequate urine forma- tion will do as well. The other is obesity, if water is used instead of calories, which can also be accomplished by tap water. There is Some .evidence that the minerals in some water sources, specifically what is called hard water, help to decrease the likelihood of having heart attacks by a very small amount. There is nothing wrong with distilled water. It makes good coffee and tea in localities where the available water has an undesirable flavor. However, since it contains no chlorine or chemicals to destroy bacteria, it will become contaminated with germs and can become harm- ful if not kept under sterile conditions. Boiling it will solve this problem, as you would do in making tea or coffee. For safety it should be boiled for 10 minutes. Many tea drinking nations of the world have literally survived because they boiled water. Certainly in many parts of In- dia drinking the local water without boiling would be dis- astrous. Most city water supplies are quite safe, and from a health point of view are in no way dangerous. There are ap- parently a few communities who have water supplies that may be marginal. The water supplies are under fairly good control and must meet U.S. Public Health standards. If for any reason you fear it may be contaminated with germs, it can be boiled. If you use dis- tilled water or bottled mineral water, keep it in the refrigerator and if you keep it very long, you had better boil it before using it for consump- tion. Cooking "and boiling serve a very useful health pur- pose, killing germs that can cause human disease. Food and water supplies are age old vehicles for transmitting typhoid, cholera and in- numerable diseases. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "Here's a combination lock for your said Tom. "Be sure to use it." Fred grinned. "Thanks a lot, he replied. "Just what I wanted, but I'll have to remember the combination." "Well, you can always figure it out Tom told him. "It's exactly 99 times the total of its four digits, and you won't forget 99." What was the number? Thanks for idea to A. G. Bradbury, North Bay, On- tario. (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: SAINT was 19867 PONT YOU EVER UORR1'ABOUT THAT STUPID 0EA6LE. CHARLIE BKOUN? JUST LOOK AT HIM.1 HE'S COVKEP ACTUALlY, M FINE BUT SOMEONE COULD ME A TOASTgp EN6LISH .MUFRN IF HE UJANTEP TO.. SHORTRIBS WHATS THAT SIGN SAY? I CANT IT SAYS WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE. NATURALLY, THAT DOEFSNT APPLY TO YOU, SIR. HI AND LOIS BUT WHY? THE FIRST FEDERAL PAYS GOOD INTEREST. YEAH, BUT WHEN 1 TAKE THEM A DEPOSIT I HAVE TQ PASS SUPER-SCOOP SUNDAE EMPORIUM" DAD, I'M SONNA CHANGE MY SAVINGS ACCOUNT TO ANOTHER BANK. BUGS BUNNY THIS PLACE NEEDS A Lit WORK, BUT TH' PRICE IS KISHT.' WATCH OUT PER. THAT FALUN' PLASTER, j LOOSE FLOOR BOARDS... I'LL MAKE A NOTE O' THAT.' WHAT CO YA THINK 2 O' IT SO FAR BLONWE MR. DITHERS, IT'S TIME I HAD A COST-OF-LIVING RAISE STARTING NOW I'M RAISING YOUR SALARY A DOLLAR A MONTH ARCHIE RIGHT, 'S cur IT... HAGAR THE HORRIBLE I KEEP A.D. MATTER, I CAN'T PR. TOoY- H TO IT A NEW YEAP BEETLE BAILEY HE'S NOT MUCH Of A PUNNEK LI'L ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS )OU SOLVED THE CASE, SO YOU CAM RETURN TO THE FOPCE. To PAPER VORK, YOU'LL START FFPAM 2. AT THE BOTTOM ASAIM- AS A cr'vv" I ASAIN AS AN POT, ENOUGH OFMEJLEfS TALKAPOUT US'