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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, January 90,1971 - THI IITHBMD01 KRAID - St Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SUNDAY, JAN .31 YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: Reality turns out to have more facets and dimensions than expected. Surprising events caused by factors beyond your control create challenging conditions. Romantic interests run quieter and deeper. Today's natives strive to create for the future. ARIES (March 21-April II): Whatever you've done incorrectly or inadequately lately will probably turn up sometime today. Short cuts merely complicate matters.' Stay on the move. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Promises now turn out to be flexible. The initiative passes to Others, some of whom are quite taken up with their own affairs. Find time for rest, meditation, prayer. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Going along with the crowd today is simple and possibly pleasant' - but take yourself ou* of it once in a while. You may have to help find something. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Taking advantage of invitations, generosity creates later responsibility. Get out early, make the rounds of your neighborhood. Visitors are likely. LEO (July 23  Aug. 22): Brightening romantic interests tend to be the main factor in your weekend. Forget business deals today; get some exercise, share pleasant pastimes. Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Dan Price, age 13, of Chilliwack, B.C., for his question: What is meant by enzymes? The word enzyme is related to leavening, which gives a clue to its meaning. Enzymes are complex chemicals that act like the yeast that triggers the sugar in bread dough to change itself into alcohol and spongy bubbles of carbon dioxide gas. This is a fermenting or leavening process - governed by special enzymes in the yeast cells. These and other enzymes are classed as catalysts. This is because they remain unchanged by the various chemical reactions which they trigger, speed up or sometimes govern.  * * Enzymes are highly complex proteins and each participates in a certain highly complex biochemical function. They are essential to all plant and animal life. Some are needed by decay bacteria, others are needed to make cheese, bread and other processed foods. The most interesting enzymes to us are those that perform their miracles in the human body. At present, we know of more than 700 of them, all essential to good health. They are present in infinitesimal quantities, which makes identification difficult. No doubt' more will be discovered and certainly medical science needs to know much mote about the intricate roles they play. The first enzyme was discovered way back in 1833. It is a diastase, which speeds up the conversion of starch into sugar. We now know that a team of different enzymes works to govern the many digestive operations to break foods into simpler nutrients that can be absorbed by the body. Pepsin, for example, works with the stomach's strong hydrochloric acid to break down proteins into usable amino acids. The B complex vitamins contain a variety of enzymes essential to the miraculous operations .of metabolism. Some enzymes are vital to the mitochondria, those dynamic little powerhouses that produce cellular energy. Others trigger various hormones to perform; their functions. Certain enzymes in the body's fluids play key roles in building and repairing tissues and in the complex operation that causes the blood to clot. Researchers are busy investigating some very subtle enzymes that govern certain operations in the cell nucleus. These work with DNA, the blueprint chemical that governs all cellular activity. Linkages have been traced between certain enzymes and the hereditary genes. At present, medical researchers know enough about enzymes to fill a library - but they feel that their investigations have barely begun. �   It is true that an enzyme is not changed by the chemical operation it triggers. But enzymes are not indestructible. Many are destroyed by certain strong chemicals or by heat. After suffering a high temperature, a patient may be left with an enzyme deficiency. The usefulness of some enzymes teay be inhibited by other chemicals in the body. Certainly all these enzymes present a most intricate challenge. If such research enchants you, it is nice to know (hat the fabulous work ahead is almost unlimited. �   Andy sends a World Book Globe to Rodney Wade Bill-man, age 9, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for his question: When was radar first used? Radio Detection And Ranging - string the capital letters together and you get the five-letter word RADAR. Radio waves were discovered early in the 1800s and scientists started testing them. Late in the 1800s, they learned enough to send signals by invisible radio waves. More tests were made to learn what else radio could do. In the 1930s, U.S. Navy scientists stumbled upon something new. Radio signals bounced off a boat and returned to the sender. This radio echo trick led to the invention of radar. American and British scientists worked with experts in electronics to make it possible, The first radar systems wera ready in time for World War II. In 1939, the British had radar stations set up to warn them when German bombers were on the way. Ships had radar to detect enemy subma rines. These first radar systems of World War II were very useful indeed. But all sorts of improvements were made in the next 30 years. Modern radar systems work for pilots and air ports, for the weathermen and the latest models even help astronomers to' scan the starry skies. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Atk Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) VIRGO (Aug. 23  Sept. 22):' Some of the surprises this Sunday may not suit you. Do your share in seeing that squabbles remain small and brief. Stay near home. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Friends and family react to your suggestions in ways you didn't expect. Activities which have seemed unfeasible may nov come into reach. Be willing to change. SCORPIO (Oct. 23  Nov. 21): Things come apart this morning and may be difficult to put back together. This is no time to tease. In composing letters to people be brief and to the point. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be prepared for petty dis-turbances, minor inconvenience. Remain calm. Indulgence in superficial entertainment is something you can't afford now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22  Jan. 19): Enter a new group, join forces with others. Straightforward, orthodox approaches pay off better than hasty efforts at shortcuts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20  Feb. 18): Altered conditions, loss of conveniences or services complicates your Sunday. Part of the confusion is generated by people about your age and situation. Have patience! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It's nobody's business what you spend, so 1 o n g as you've earned it. Home life is better than visiting, but keep even that, simple. Avoid needless discussion. 0 1971 by Chicago Tribune MONDAY, FEB. 1 YOUR BIRTHDAY TO* DAY: An era opens of expansion, diversification in your approach to career and daily living. Your activities and personality now tend to attract creative, younger people who involve you in further ventures. Today's natives strive to find an answer for everything, and usually have solutions worked out very quickly. Many of them have high musical talents. ARIES (March 21 � April It): Younger people claim more of your attention. Press forward on the creative, expansive facets of your work. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 10 mil if Tkt CMOWI TrttMi! WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. 1-Both vulnerable, as South you hold: *J� VQJ3 OKJI2 4AST3 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 14 Pan INT Pus t* DM*. Paw ? What do you bid now? Q. I-As South, vulnerable, you hold: �YI�M3 VAQZ OAKQ1M1 The bidding has proceeded: Seat* West North Eift 10 Pass l NT Paw ? What do you bid now? >-- Q. 3-As South, vulnerable, you hold: *j4 VAQS2 OAQII *AQJ II The bidding has proceeded: Sooth Weit North East 1* 1* Past 2* Dble. 3* Pall Past ? What do you bid now? Q. 4-Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: *A1032 �l The bidding has proceeded: North East Sooth 3 O Pan ? What do you bid? ILeok for answers Mondavi TAURUS (April 20  May 20): Gnjoy being friendly but not indiscreet in discussing your financial arrangements. Amenities relating to advancement of your career are favored. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Finding new agents, a variety of contacts becomes much easier - make a diligent search. Forgive skeletons in closets. CANCER (Jnne 21 - July 22): Much of what you do now will bring good returns in a few months. Colleagues may present you with a transaction before you hear about it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is an excellent time to work out details on important, long-term agreements, contracts, or to settle long  standing controversies lump - sum and quitclaim. Travel, particularly if it connects with your work, is favored. VIRGO (Ang. 23  Sept. 22): Laughter and good humor put a different perspective on things. You find later you have changed some of your attitudes. LIBRA (Sept. 23  Oct. 22) Be alert and organize a lively week of career effort. Romance turns up in your path no matter where you're headed. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Put yourself out to make things pleasant for everybody around you. If you need help or a favor, now is a rather good time to ask for it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make the most of your energy-peak; go all out to persuade people to see things your way. You can make a fair deal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan, 19): Your efforts to organize things pay off. There are yet some surprises in store, most of them pleasant. Your loved ones are full of secrets at the moment; don't pry. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Useful contacts are more available nearby. Review your resources. Coincidence brings you a break - cash in wherever you can. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Pay attention to morning daydreams -the most fantastic ideas can be worked into fresh and productive enterprises. 1971: By The Chicago Tribune Four-day week trend develops TORONTO (CP) - The recent decision by the Chrysler Corp. and the United Auto Workers union to study the feasibility of a four-day work week has' spotlighted a slow but sure trend. Should Chrysler opt for the four-day week it would be the first such action by a major mass-production company. But some smaller firms al- New gospel rock opera on stage TORONTO (CP) - A new Canadian musical, described by its creator as a gospel rock opera, made its debut here. The musical, Armageddon, was conceived by Toronto singer Tobi Lark and draws its cast from the Toronto production of Hair which recently closed after a year's run. Miss Lark, who credits her idea for the show to her background as a touring gospel singer, wrote six of Armageddon's 23 songs. All but one of the other songs were written by cast members or directors Tom O'Hanley and Eric Robertson. The show is being presented twice nightly at a mid-town nightclub. "We found out in Hair that the talent is here," said Jerry Livengood, publicity man for both Hair and Armageddon. Mr. Livengood said the new show and ones that follow it also "will offer a chance to new talent." All members of the cast of Armageddon own portions of the show as long as they stay in it. Armageddon, which in one scene has a black Adam and white Eve having a baby on stage, depicts the biblical past, the licentious present and the potentially-polluted future, with the theme that old conflicts between good and evil are merely repeated. Taxi lockup PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Yellow Cab Co. of Philadelphia says it will equip its 1,200 ears with locked safes attached to the vehicle in an effort to prevent holdups. Drivers will carry no more than 95 in charge. ready have taken the step and are pleased with the results. Two such firms are Data Business Forms Ltd. of Toronto, which went on a four-day, 40-hour week nine months ago, and Southam Murray, a Toronto printing firm, where about ISO pressmen have been working a four-day, 32-hour week since last spring. Both employees and management generally are enthusiastic over the change. CUTS ABSENTEEISM James D. Corcoran, president of Data Business Forms, said in an interview this week: "It has eliminated absenteeism, ended chronic tardiness and increased productivity by 17 per cent." One benefit to the non-unionized comoany is greater flexibility. For example, if overtime is necessary it can be worked Friday, at overtime rates, while still leaving a two-day weekend for employees. Employees already have suggested a three-day week, Mr. Corcoran says, adding with a smile: "Let's make haste slowly." Mr. Corcoran says many of the 85 employees have built cottages, remodelled their homes and taken a more active role in the community since going on the short week. None has taken a second job, he says. WOMEN PLEASED The five women at the Data plant welcome the extra time they have to catch up on their housework. "I have more time for my family now," says Doris Pro-kopec, a company employee for eight of the 10 years it has been in business. One strong dissenter among the Southam Murray employees is Roger Reine, 34, who says the four-day week is fine for older men or those without deoendents. "But for the married chaps with families, the extra money that the pay for a fifth day would bring is more important than the leisure." Mr. Reine complains that the union gave up all overtime under the four-day arrangement. John Barnes, 30 and married, decries the lack of overtime, especially in winter, but says the four-day week is fine in summer.  RS. WHEN M3U 5K THAT ROUNP-HEADEP KIP, GIVE HIM A PAT OH THE HEAfr R3R Me * /lOHATWteN [ THAT AIL } i JHiL. -1. LANCELOT-By Coker 4 Penn lou I, arb vou V V6*7 ABOUT RfsAPS* "TD BUT 1 l.gAVg FOR THIS USTfc /MA6C?UeRAPc 66TON6 FWRTH1 ? j thinc \.