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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IdtuKfny, July THE UrHSBIDOE HERALD IS Your horoscope By Jeans Dixon SUNDAY, JULY 4 Your Birthday today: Re- adjustment becomes a way of life for all of today's natives, including our nation, in the coming year. At the moment there is a mixture of good, bad, and indifferent news for almost everybody, on ail le- vels. Today's natives arc in- dustrious, particular about petty details, easy-going but with a changeable temper. ARIES (March 21-April You have responsibility while others are free to Joaf or play. Travel is the least favored form of action and should be off-schedule. TAUIIUS (April 20-May Scattering your lime in so many diverse directions is 'com- plicated enough, but a last- minute invitation also in- fluences your plans. GEMINI (May 21-June Your opinions find a varied au- dience, including quite a num- ber who have paid you little attention in the past. CANCER (June 21-July Social activities fill you holi- Non-freezable fur Andy sends a complete 20- v o 1 u m e set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Kevin Potter, age 10, of Calgary, Albarta, for is question: it true that wolverine fur does not freeze? It is true that the long guard hairs of wolverine do not gather people frosty claim Some that the frost does not stiffen liis thick under- layers of fur either. In any case, Eskimos treasure bands of wolverine fur on the hoods and cuffs of their parka jack- ets. In subzero weather, the furs of most animals become coated with prickly slivers of ice, ".specially where they come in contact with steamy breath and moist skin. The wolverine, sad to say, has a horrible reputation in his northern homeland. True, the Eskimos respect him and cherish his non-freezable fur. But trappers, campers and oth- er roamers in the north woods bring a long list of charges against him and rate him as the meanest character at lib- erty. As usual, almost nobody even tries to judge his alleged crimes from the wolverine's point of view. Anybody with a. gun feels quite justified in shooting him on sight. It's high time for students of ecology to review the charges against the wolverine and eval- uate his role in nature's plans. His human enemies charge that he is a most cunning char- acter, full of crafty tricks. Our defense is that he is an unusually smart animal and goodness knows the world needs all available intel- ligence. Hunters claim that the cunning thief steals bait and captured animals from their traps without getting him- self caught. Our forthright re- ply is that no person should lower his human dignity to set cruel traps for fur-bearing ani- mals. His accusers claim that he sneaks into camp and leaves everything in a shambles, sprayed with his foul odor. If these people had good sense, they would not leave their camps unprotected. Such slop- py carelessness is an unfair temptation to creatures who rightfully belong in the wilds. The wolverine is both curious and hungry by nature. He has skunk-type musk glands and sprays food and other tempting items to discourage neighbor- ing animals from thievery. He is said to be the greediest of creatures. Well, his sturdy body needs lots of meat food to ksap busy, especially in the cold. True, he preys on deer, rodents and other animals. But nature needs his healthy appe- tite to weed out the weak ones and keep animal populations within bounds, for their own good. At this point, let's remind absolutely everybody that the wolverine is an animal, it is un- fair and rather ridiculous to judge him by human qualities. From our point of view, such things as stealing and van- dalism are backward and weak-minded qualities. But the wolverine does not understand our point of view in these mat- ters. He just does what comes naturally to na- ture needs him to be just the way he is. When we see things fairly, from his point of view, the wolverine is a splendid ani- mal. The handsome fellow is the giant of the weasel tribe. His strong, sturdy body may be thi ee feet long, plus a bushy 14-inch tail. He belongs to the very best dressed mammal family and his smaller cousins are the snow ermines and silky minks, the busy badgers and waterproof otters. His dark brown coat is extra thick and his long, shiny guard hairs are rather coarse. These super- smooth hairs may explain why the frost fails to form prickly icicles on his fur. Andy sends a World Book Globe to Cynthia Dick, age 10, of Covington, Oklahoma, for her question: Is it true that some animals have no mothers and fathers? In the animal world there are many types of family life. Some are not what you might expect. But all living creatures come from a generation of ani- mals just like themselves. It is true that some of them do not spring from mothers and fatti- ers. Most of these creatures are tiny single-celled animals, such as the amoeba. This little blob of jelly does everything, absolutely everything by divid- ing himself into a pair of iden- tical twins. This requires no mother or father and no par- j ent generation is left behind to grow old and die. Other smallish creatures have even more surprising family lives. One of these is our gentle little earthworm. He or she is both a mother and a father. Every worm has a mother and a father. But his mother is the father of another batch tf their mother is his father. Family life in the animal world is fll of amazing surprises. Questions assed by cnflrlron of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) Historic Banff site will be demolished BANFF (CP) The cave and basin swimming pools, built near a warm sulphur spring and marking the birth- place of C a n a d a' s national parks system, will have to be demolished within five years, says park superintendent S. F. Kun. The building may have to be closed sooner if it becomes a Dublic hazard. "It cannot be operated much longer; the walls are perishing and some of the pipes are al- ready badly corroded." Last year the pools cost 000 to operate and brought in revenue of he said, and that was an efficient year. An interpretative centre would be built on the site when the pools are demolished. WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Loads Carloads Truck Scales Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION J06 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap is Our Business" day. Make the rounds. You've neglected too many people too long and should do something extra to make amends. LEO (July 23 Aug. Deeds and facts speak for themselves. You need do little more than help others to see (Aug. 23-Sepl. Put aside career ambitions and give yourself a complete holi- day treat. Even in possibly crowded conditions, personal hopes receive strong emphasis and encouragement. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Give yourself time and space to settle long-standing An excellent opening exists for them. VIRGO seeing things pective. in larger pers- SCQRPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Only the very astute viewer will be aware of the tremen- dous potentials present hi to- day's scene. Tomorrow will be plenty of time to begin action on what you work up in your mind. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. You needn't take everybody and everything at face value just as you can't get away with pranks very long either. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Overloaded schedules, too long committed to detailed ap- proaches, force simplicity as the day wears on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Friends, family, neigh- bors show specific needs when you're least set to cope with them. Time spent explaining is costly but relations sustain- ed make it worthwhile. PISCES (Feb. 19-March If there's an awkward or in- convenient path somebody will try available, it. Be pa- tient with yourself first, then with others. MONDAY, JULY 5 Your birthday today: De- veloping your own will and initiative comes first in your success patterns this com- ing year. Attention to health- preserving habits, improve- ment to your local environ- ment are most essential. To- day's natives make effective custodians. ARIES (March 21 April Being critical over fine points is natural this morning but does not endear you to fellow workers. Take the broad view and conventional review meth- od. TAURUS (April 20 May Changes pop up unexpectedly all day. Strangers bear both gifts and surprises. Gather old friends about you this evening. GEMINI (May 21 Jure You are burdened with urgent chores and errands nothing for it but diligent, persistent work, at whatever the cost in time and money. CANCER (June 21 July Your own intiative should be the sole guideline today. Your tested skills and knowledge will bring results. Ignore com- ments as you may cause mis- understandings. LEO (July 23 Aug. Small issues show ur- sudden- ly as if they relate to major questions. Re'lax, take a second look, compare opinions, get things back into perspective. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Be wary about asking for any- thing flippantly you may get it, just as you described it. Flippant attitudes trigger un- oexpected, vigorous reactions plus much humor. LIBRAY (Sept. 23 Oct. Long study and review of your life and work come to definite presentations. Good or not so good, you've earned it; learn how these things build up .and prepare for a livelier future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Whether you're simply not skill- ed enough or not in a favor- able position for effective com- petition, you may temporarily miss something interesting. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Picking up a heavy week fills your day so full of tasks and details that you'll be glad of a social break. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. 19': Recent work comes into better focus and you can add money adjustments, finishing touches. A selling job gets un- derway well if you will really push. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Arrange your material systematically, know your story then extemporize and proceed as the currents of the moment require. PISCES (Feb. 19 March sol- Challenge arises on all sides, on many issues you'd thought settled and done. State your case clearly. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) Smuggling ring TORONTO An inter- national crime ring smuggled Europeans, including almost en- tire villages of Italians, into the United States in 1970 by way of Canada, Attorney-General Allan Lawrence of Ontario says. He tabled in the legislature the annual report of the Ontario Police Commission which said "large-scale" smuggling of al- iens into the U.S. through Can- ada became a new category of organized crime in Ontario dur- ing 1970. Mr. lawrence told reporters outside the house that once the Europeans reached the U.S., they were held "in bondage" to the crime ring which could turn a profit from extortion and blackmail. Mr. Lawrence refused to dis- close the number of victims but described the number as "pretty substantial." SOME ENTER LEGALLY He hinted that some of the al- iens entered Canada legally. Mr. Lawrence said in a state- ment to the legislature that when the Ontario Police Com- mission learned of the ring, it called a meeting earlier this year of officials from Canadian and United States immigration departments and "representa- tives of all the major law en- forcement agencies." At subsequent meetings, po- lice and immigration officials drew up a system to co-ordinate intelligence reports and pass them on to police forces dealing with immigration. "In this way the utilization of our intelligence services has permitted us to deal rapidly and effectively with this Mr. Lawrence said. Besides the new crime in On- tario of smuggling aliens into the U.S., the commission re- ported "considerable concern" about the threat of infiltration of legitimate businesses by or- ganized crime. Entire Japanese cabinet cpiits TOKYO Jap- anese cabinet submitted its resignation today to clear the way for a major reshuffle by Premier Eisaku Sato. Sato is expected to announce his new appointments to gov- ernment and key posts of his governing Liberal Democratic party within the next two or three days. The entire cabinet resigna- tion follows the poor perform- ance of Sato's party in an upper house of Parliament election last Sunday. Its majority was sliced by one despite predic- tions it would gain an addi- tional 10 seats. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN to 1171: Br Thi Cilcito TribwKl WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4Q10S765 96 OQ8M A3! The bidding has proceeded: Went North East South 1 V DWe. Psss 1 IV 44 S V T What do you bid now? Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: O.I9S.i The bidding has proceeded: North East South Went 1 0 Pill 1 V Pan I (7 Pan What do you bid now1 Q. 3 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: AAJ9S2 <9A3Z OA9 408.1 The bidding has proceeded: Smith West North East 1 4 Pan t 4 T What do you bid now? q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 4AK.l 81 in 7 5 Qt S 4K Thi bidding hat proceeded: South 1 4 3