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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, January t. Lynne Van Luven Take time for a little trivia When you look back on it, 1973 was not the kindest of years. Poor Joe Citizen was lambasted on all sides by print and electronic media bearing few tidings of joy planes were blown up set on fire in air- ports, people were hi- jacked kidnapped with alarming frequency, prices escalated, there were shortages of energy and of-money, more children in underdeveloped nations starved, Canadians in larger numbers than can easily be ignored were unemployed, Mid- dle East squabbles re-ignited, the Water- gate mess exploded "Shame on you, Spiro Ag- new" became all to true. And there was dissention within Canada East sparred with West, crudely, and Joe Citizen was forced to ask, "Who is this icy Easterner named 'True-dough' and why is he saying such terrible things about A Man Called So, bearing all that in mind (or at least as much of it as can be comfortably lodged in such a small instead of seasons' greetings, I propose to cheer you with an un- believably practical New Year's resolution. "Trivia." Oh yes, I know that is often your -stated response to this column. But that is also the subject of my sanity-saving resolution: "Whereas all about us the world is gallop- ing off in diverse dir- ections, towards all varieties of insanity and destruction, be it resolved that contemplation of trivia is the only means to give the beleaguered brain a rest, forget about the crises of the day and stave off the screaming- meemies." Therefore, let us all resolve to set aside a cer- tain amount of time in 1974, to regularly think upon matters trivial, and restore our equilibrium. The body just is not made to function at peak produc- tivity, under constant stress for an indefinite period. Unless we're super- persons. And, in case some of you are like me very un-super- persona, I herewith share some of my treasured trivia with you: The longest moustache on record belongs to a' Brahmin called Masuriya Din, measuring 102 inches in span and costs an- nuafly in upkeep Cana- dian tattoo artist Vivian 'Sailor Joe" Simmons had an unparallelled tat- toos on his body when he died in IMS at age 77... a snore can be as raspingly loud as decibels... the highest rate of red-green color blindness exists in Czechoslovakia (no, I don't know why) the tenrec from eastern Madagascar is the world's rarest land animal the largest recorded teapot was made in England, of course, and holds 290 cups There now. Isn t that more soothing than worrying about the possibility of gaso- line rationing or wheth- er your brother in- law Irving will come to live in your basement this winter, to save on his fuel expenditures? Wasn't that brief sampling of trivia a welcome respite? Feel free to use my trivia list anytime. And, if you want to establish your own listing, look in the Guiness Book of World Records- plenty of likely material abounds therein. And for bi-monthly ex- posure to. trivia, keep reading this column. Computer may aid DUNLOP FORD'S SELL-OUT Exhibition Pavilion January 23rd to 26th Farmers may soon be us- ing computers on their farms to determine how to organize their operations and what their profits might be. Farm planning computer programs are being developed by Agriculture Canada for specific types of farm operations in western Canada and On- tario. Seeding advice Areas which are liable to be flooded and yet are re- quired for forage produc- tion should not be seeded to Sainfoin. The choice between Bird- sfoot trefoil, red clover, white clover or alfalfa would depend on the grow- ing area and the farmer's particular operation, Dr. Heinrichs says. ERE IS ONE EXAMPLE Specialists in all of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING our OiMrantM ENGINES CRANKSHAFTS WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales end Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenut South Phom 328-8181 WASHER 3339 Regular Wash and Spin speed. 4 cycles. Regular, Short Perma- nent Press and Ultra Wash to automatically pre-scrub and pre-soak. Large 18 Ib. capacity for big loads. 5 Water Temperature combinations. Variable Water Level control. Recirculating filter. Easy to remove and clean. Double Indexing Agitation system for maximum washing action. Safety-Lid Lock. Heavy duty transmission, motor, pump and suspension. Available in White, Solid Dark Avocado and Gold. ItCSl DRYER Gas. 2 cycle drying for Regular, Permanent Press. 3 Heat Selections for Regular, Permanent Press, Air Fluff and provide the basic settings for all your clothes. Push-to-Start Safety Button. Triple Cross Vane Variator Tumbling for balanced drying. Porcelain drum. Available in White, Solid Dark Avocado and Gold. OpmTlin AFrltiyj till 9 ;