Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, January 15, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SATURDAY, JAN. 16 Your birthday today: Productivity is your keyword in the coming year. Nearly every project you undertake tilings a constructive result. Material progress comes more easily than usual. Your natural approach is to find what is needed in your community, then to do what you can do about it. Some such needed projects are viewed by others as speculative, through lack of insight on their part. Today's natives are peaceful, often show considerable lirterary talernt. ARIES (March 21-April 19): The mood is a holiday one. Seek unaccustomed places to visit, wear your newer clothes, meet interesting people. Gather good friends about you in the evening. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Be out and around today; there's a great deal happening. Cultivate older relatives, attend to some of their needs. Find a social gathering this evening. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20 Make a survey to see what things will be needed; chances are you're short of some trifling item. The way you dress today helps make the occasion. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Make this a busy home-life today, fix the place un. Spread the chores around equally. Gather your loved ones for a festive evening. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): There's much to do, if you are any sort of collector, on correspondence, long neglected contacts. Your comments are likely to be taken as gospel by somebody you didn't think took you seriously. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Leave the chip off your shoulder; instead, share a bright mood with all comers. Group activities; sports, games are all favored. Keep on the move. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): You have time to organize. Project yourself strongly, use all your persuasive powers. You can prevail against hidden opposition, and your intuition verifies intentions of others. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Now you confirm what ycu had thought without being sure. You are more on the inside with a group than you were. Unless you have strong feelings, stay free of involvement on social issue? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Things are looking better for friends and family this weekend. Find a number of interesting things to do with friends willing to share them. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): There's an unusual climate of endorsement for you and LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. your program. Consolidate your situation. Travel now promises high adventure. A sociable mood dominates the evening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): There's good news to celebrate. Join with lively people for social fun. Extra earnings are available from hobbies or perhaps a contest. Explore the possibilities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Begin the day early and in good humor. Take a direct approach; say what you want. If an old friend asks you to visit or travel, take up the offer if you can. 1971, Newsday, Inc. Change in personality may he medic problem Dear Dr. Lamb - I am writing about my husband who is 70, and for quite a few years now he is very hateful and very mean. It has become unbearable. Most of his meanness is taken out on me, politics and ome personalities. I try to ignore some of his remarks but that only makes him worse. He eats good, sleeps good; he doesn't drink alcohol. Could it be that he has hardening of the arteries to the brain? This is a miserable way to spend your later years in life. I am 69. I wonder if he could take something to calm him down so we could have some peace once in awhile. Dear Reader - There are a number of reasons why an individual's perso n a 1 i t y may change in later years. One cause certainly is disease of the arteries to the brain. We Me a lot of people with strokes, for example, who are completely changed, sometimes using foul language when they never did before and flying into a rage. It is a pity and it is one of the aspects of artery disease that people often overlook. Too often people think only of living well or suddenly having a heart attack or stroke with sudden death. This is a myth. Many people have problems of the type you describe and that is not living well. Some people can be helped for problems of this nature. Rarely is a disease in the arteries correctable. In other instances' medicine can be given. Often medicine is given to calm a person down, when in older people what they need is a stimulant. The stimulant counteracts the anxiety and depression that causes the problem to begin with. The depressed state causes the anxiety and apparent nervousness. The difference is in being sure if you are treating a depression occurring with age or true anxiety and nervousness on another basis. The medicines needed are just the opposite. You might discuss this with your doctor and see if a different medical approach will help. The same thing often happens in older people with regard to sleep. The usual phenobarbital preparations or similar sleeping pills actually agitate the person and they can't sleep. Apparently, with the disease of the arteries and aging process, the brain really needs a boost in circulation or a stimulus to brain cell action to function normally. I am glad to see that you do recognize that your husband really has a medical problem. When a loved one is sick he needs help from those close to them. This is particularly true when behavior is involved. It is very trying but providing help and support in these circumstances is a real act of love. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN IC Wll �r TM CMUft TlttM) Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4J�842 Q J10 6 0 74 *A� WEST EAST AA 475 East was guilty of gross negligence 5n defending against Soulh's five spade contract today. By adopting the role of an idle spectator to the proceedings, he subjected his partner, West, to an unnecessary guess at the crucial moment. North's jump to four pades was a distinct exaggeration of his values. The presence of a fifth trump should not have influenced him into taking drastic action, inasmuch as his holding contains no marked distributional advantages. With eight ttigh card points, and two doublctons, North has a sound free raise- to two spades. West opened the king of clubs, the. dummy played the sec and East signaled mild encouragement with the five. A spade was led to the queen and West was in with the ace. West was dubious of the prospects of cashing a club trick in view of Smith's reluctance to defend against five clubs. It appeared that East might welcome a play at this point, but there was some question in West's mind regarding which suit to attack inasmuch as he did not know where partner'* strength was concentrated. After considerable soul searching, West shifted to the ten of diamonds. Declarer was in. He drew trump and proceeded to run the diamonds, discarding three hearts from dummy. He cheerfully conceded one heart trick to his opponents and claimed his contract. Inasmuch as East is most anxious to obtain a heart shift if West regains the lead, ie should endeavor to convey a message to partner at trick one, by dropping, the ten of clubs under the ace. Inasmuch as the ten is an unnecessarily high card, it is hoped that partner will interpret this play as a suit preference signal to indicate strength in the higher ranking of the two remaining suits - hearts and diamonds. We are aware that, in the normal course of play, a high card is a come-on and requests a continuation of the suit led. if it were East's desire to get more clubs, however, he could play the eight. The ten is an unnecessarily dramatic signal, and by common sense should be construed as a suit preference play requesting a beaxt lead Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Ken Tur-geon, age 11, of Coventry, Rhode Island, for his question: What Is the littoral zone? The littoral zone is the coastline where the salty seas meet the solid land. It is a special world of its own, where tide-tossed waters exchange strips of territory with the continents -twice every calendar day. Plants and animals of the land cannot withstand these daily salt water dunkings. So the littoral-zone is populated with its own, highly specialized, forms of marine life. Every zone of life has its own ecology of balanced give-and-take. It has assorted populations of plants and animals, all adapted to make themselves at home in the special surroundings it has to offer. The littoral zone of tidal waters that surrounds every island and continent is a turbulent realm of storm-tossed, tide-tossed shallow salt sea water. And all its inhabitants must be adjusted to cope with this restless, surging environment. You might suppose that such wild water would discourage plant and animal populations, especially the small creatures. Not at all. The surging tidal waters happen to be extra-rich in both oxygen and nutrients. Splashing water captures and dissolves oxygen and other gases from the air. Rivers empty in organic minerals and other food chemicals. Beached seaweeds and animals are bashed by the pounding waves into small fragments that become morsels of food for the survivors. Most of the successful survivors are small animals, perhaps because it is easier for them to clutch onto solid rocks or bury themselves in the sand. The starfish have dozens of tube-feet that cling like hydraulic suckers. They can withstand the strength of most surging tides - and also travel at speeds of six inches a minute in search of food. The sea urchin also clings and creeps on tiny tube feet. Assorted limpets and barnacles cling with one sturdy foot that acts as a suction cup. The flower sea anemone also anchors himself with one foot. In troublesome times he withdraws his waving tentacles and becomes a rubbery bump - or glides very slowly to a safer place. Sponges anchor themselves and let the turbulent water filter through their pores. Clams can bury themselves in the silty sand. Many larger shellfish can scuttle around. The crabs hunt for food and find shelter in rocky crevices. As everywhere in the sea, the creatures of the littoral zone prey upon each other. And the basis for their food chain is plankton - that floating mixture of microscopic plant and animal life that provide oxygen and nourishment for all marina dwellers. # * Some seaweeds float in the surging tide water, others have holdfasts to anchor them to the rocks. The microscopic plankton populations are small enough to ride with the tossing water, unharmed. However, the clams, oysters and many other littoral creatures are lurking to devour them. They let in constant streams of water which serves them the oxygen they need, plus a never-ending supply of scraps, minerals and morsels of seafood plankton, * * * Andy sends a World Book, Atlas to Kevin Harris, age 12, of Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick, for his question: What Is the purpose of weather balloons? The circulation of the atmosphere occurs on t w o levels. For example, the trade winds arrow toward the equator where the warm air rises, cools and blows back toward the poles. This upstairs level affects the global weather picture in the downstairs level. Weather balloons are sent aloft to gather high altitude data and relay it back to meteorology stations on the ground. As they rise, their instruments measure temperatures, pressure and humidity. Usually they carry dangling radiosondes that transmit continuous data. They often ascend to 75,000 feet and even to 125,000 feet - and then burst. Every year, at least 600,000 weather balloons are launched from upper air sounding stations, pinpointed around the world. This data is assembled at central stations and computed together with information from the downstairs level. The weather is a global affair and data is exchanged on an international basis. High altitude balloons help the meteorologists form a picture of the weather circulation in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Questions asXed by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, p.o. Box 765, Huntington Beacii, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) Nile river project dedicate d CAIRO (AP) - Fifteen years after the United States refused to help President Nasser build the Aswan high dam, Nasser's successor and Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny will dedicate the huge Nile River flood control and power project. The dedication today coincides with Nasser's birthday. He conceived the project and pushed it nearly to completion before his death from a heart attack last Sept. 28. At the urging of State Secretary John Foster Dulles, the U.S. government refused in 1956 to grant Egypt funds for the dam which forced Nasser to seek aid from the Soviet Union. The Kremlin contributed $260 million of the $735 million the project cost. About 200 Soviet engineers also assisted in the construction, which began in 1960. Ultimately, Nasser came to depend on the Kremlin to arm and train his military forces. CITY GLITTERS The dam site, more than 400 miles up the Nile from Cairo, was decorated with thousands of red flags and banners hailing "Russian-Egyptian friendship." The city of Aswan glittered with lights powered by the dam's generators, which produce 10,000 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. The dam project, one of the largest in the world, is laid out in four major sections: a gigantic mass of rocks blocking the ancient course of the Nile, a diversion canal channelling the river into six tunnels hewn through a granite mountain, a 12-turbine power station and a 315-mile-long reservoir known as Lake Nasser. The dam has given Egypt 1.2 million acres of additional farmland, and by providing water year-round has made possible the growing of two or more crops a year on 650,000 acres which formerly produced one crop a year. New SAIT residence approved CALGARY (CP)-The Southern Alberta Institute of Tech-n o 1 o g y Thursday announced plans for a new $2% - million residence, a 22-storey structure to accommodate 500 students near the institute. The building has been approved by the Calgary Planning Commission and the provincial government. Tend e r s are expected to be called shortly with the hope that the building will be ready for occupancy early in 1972. It will be divided into four general units, with each unit having its own elevator. Rents are expected to be $45 a month for four - student units and $75 for single-student occupancy. BIG CITY Peru's largest city is Lima, which has about 2,072,800 residents. LANCELOT-By Coker ft Penn BIONDIE-By Chic Young BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker LIL ABNER-By Al Capp ARCHIE-By Bob Montana HI AND lOIS-By Dik Brown. IP YOU'RE GOING TO BE A GREAT ARTIST VOL) CANT BE AFRAID SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal -rue Queen seems ifepgiBuy upset. she went storming out of the coomveujm3 at me; and slammed the DOOR ON HEPtWSUE'. BUGS BUNNY SO AHEAP, KID/TAKE A SOCK AT MB.,. YEH, WHAT /S IT, PETUNIA?