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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta -1 nc UC i n0niWE Ask Andy SEAS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Chris age of St. for his question. Why is the Red Sea Our Great Lakes total more than half the area of the Red so compared with the world's major it is not a giant. it has a dramatic history that dates back through thousands of years What's in the near future the famous reddish-tinged waterway will start on a new and very busy career. The Red Sea is a long narrow arm of salt water leading from the Indian Ocean Detween Africa and the Arabian Peninsula Several things happen to add a reddish unge to its waters. Sometimes there is a population explosion among its native red algae Sometimes the hot desert winds cover its surface with matches of reddish sand Sometimes it has an abundance of reddish seaweeds and often the shiny surface mirrors the reds from the coral reefs and surrounding hills There seem to be plenty of -easons why there is a reddish tinge to the waters of the Red and also why at times it is redder than others Apparently this always was for it was called the Red Sea in Bible days. we are this arm of reddish water rolled back to let the Israelites escape from the Dursumg armies of Egypt The famous old sea lies at the eastern end of the near the regions where the first human civilizations got their start But its northern shore is cut off from the Mediterranean by a narrow strip of land This bothered the Pharaohs of ancient who wanted a waterway to sail ships from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. In ancient the builders of the durable pyramids made several attempts to cut a canal across this narrow strip of land And several times they succeeded in linking their inland sea with the global ocean But in time their canals were neglected and desert winds filled them with sand. In modern the famous Suez Canal was dug to link the Red Sea with the Mediterranean For almost a ships had this shorter route to the Orient. No longer did they have to sail thousands of extra miles around the southern tip of Africa Then the Middle East became involved in conflicts and disputes The priceless canal was neglected and became useless some people have faith that this hot-tempered region can be calmed down enough faith to make plans to reopen the neglected canal More plans include some amazing improvements. Free trading ports may be established along the snores. The channels will be deeper to let through larger ships. If all goes the Red Sea may once again become one of the world's busiest waterways. Geologists tell us that this arm of red sea water fills a long deep crack in the earth's crust. Most likely it formed ages ago as the sea floors spread and the continents drifted apart It cuts through a hot desert region where the scorching sun evaporates causing the water to become saltier and saltier. Its dreary shores are lined with coral low sandy hills and high rocky ranges Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN Trikint East-West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH 10 32 V A Q 10 3 K 2 A Q 10 2 WEST EAST KQJ54 J1054 473 K964 SOUTH A87 J765 4 Q6 J 8 5 The North East South West Pass IV Pass 2V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening King Most players are familiar with the effectiveness of a holdup play at a. no trump contract. They do not always realize that this maneuver can produce similar results in suit play. North and South con- ducted a logical auction to reach a good heart game. 3nce North supported South's hand re- valued to almost a full opening bid. Since there was no point to South leaped directly to game. West led the king of spades on the theory aces were made to capture South won md drew trumps in two ending in his rhe jack of clubs was led and 111 passed. East won the king and was ungracious enough to return a. spade. West took two spade tncks and then shifted to a allowing East to score the ace tor a one-trick set. Observe what would have happened had South held up the ace of spades for one round. He would win the second draw trumps as before and run the jack of clubs. This would lose to East's but East is out of spades and has no way to get to West's hand so that his partner can cash a second spade trick. No matter what he he cannot prevent declarer from discarding his remaining spade loser on dummy's fourth club What if spades were to divide In that there would be no way for declarer to make his contract if the club finesse fails. Doesn't a holdup play run the risk of having the second spade ruffed by if the suit breaks but that happens letts than 7 times in whereas the 5-2 division occurs almost 31 percent of the time. a spade ruff would not in itself defeat the the club finesse would have to fail or the defenders would have to be able to negotiate a second spade ruff. All these mathematical probabilities show is that declarer gives himself a far better chance of making his contract if he isn't quite so quick to grab the ace of spades. Your horoscope By Jeane Oixon NINE IN A A NEW RECORD.' Fun with figures Each letter stands for a different digit They're beautiful with their long tapered and in fact this ORYX is iruly So what do you make of ORYX ORYX RUN ON KAROO Thanks for an idea to D Leary. South Africa Yesterday's The number was 84. JULY 12 Your birthday Begins another somewhat hectic year of scrambling for success You expect a great deal and in turn perhaps too much is expected of you The balance does come up even- probably by a major ef- fort which brings more benefits than you had figured on. Today's natives often act on are generally out of sympathy with most recognized experts ARIES 21-April Wind up your work week in concentrating on things which now come to a welcome done for the last time Evening promises brisk ac- tivity TAURUS 20-May No matter how quiet you whatever you do carries extra impact People you don't know well are in- volved Late hours are for serious reflection GEMINI 21-June There's so much going on it's difficult to mind your own af- fairs. Like as not you'll be called upon to redeem all re- cent promises on schedule or earlier. CANCER 21-July Be quick to make use of available resources to get what you want while the coast is clear Mixed delicate choices are typical of later hours LEO 23-Aug. Pur- sue self-improvement including an effort to learn something new in even the dullest routines Try- ing to bluff your way only catches you out VIRGO 23-Sept. Bring facts and figures up to date so you know where you are when attending to obligations. Gather old friends tonight for good surpris- ing news. LIBRA 23-Oct. It's just as well you've gone ahead on your own without waiting for other people to support your schemes They'll be in once you begin producing results SCORPIO 23-Nov. A day ot trouble shooting is promised Even those favorably disposed add to your workload All things mechanical deserve special extra maintenance SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Depend on no assumed special don't involve family or group finances Social contacts made now engender interesting contingencies. CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Get busy bright and in high good keep at it There's neither time nor materials to waste on make-believe or rehearsals of old stones AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Routines are interrupted or people are confus- ed or mistaken Speculative ventures succeed for very short depend on clear insight. PISCES 19-March Being a whole person in touch with all who really count in your daily living seems enough to achieve Anything over and beyond this is a welcome benefit. The Chicago Tribune Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My hus- band has high blood pressure which is inherited Everyone in his family has it. My problem he goes to a doctor who doesn't weigh him or put him on any kind of a diet He has been going to him for the past 15 years and keeps putting on weight He's five- feet-nine and weighs about 200 He has a lot of indigestion and keeps chewing pills for gas. He fries his eggs in a pan of oil He can't drink tea or Sanka because they all bother and now he's on cocoa because so far this hasn't bothered him. I told him cocoa isn't good for him I am very patient with him. We've been married 28 years and have had a happy but I worry about what he's doing to himself I keep asking him to change doctors and he won't Shouldn't he be going to a specialist7 I'm sure he might live longer than but I would like you to tell me if I'm wrong in worrying. He's been on pressure medication all these years Dear Reader Obesity is harmful to patients with high blood pressure Even if it is inherited it still needs to be treated You don't neglect to treat diabetes just because you have inherited it. The same applies to high blood pressure. The evidence strongly suggests that about half of the cases of moderately elevated blood pressure can be controlled adequately with proper weight control That means getting rid of all the fat. Some doctors give knowing a patient will not follow a diet and will continue to fry eggs swimming in oil and ignore every bit of diet ad- vice given. the doctor does what he can with a patient who won't and uses medicine to help relieve the problem I think all moderate cases of high blood pressure should first be treated by eliminating any ex- cess fat the patient has. If the high blood pressure persists then it is time to use medicines. A lot of your husband's in- digestion may be related to his bad dietary program Overeating leads to and indigestion it is true that cocoa contains caffeine which may not be good for the in- digestion problem It also con- tains plenty of calories It does sound like your hus- band needs help in the diet department. Can't you do it for him9 One sure way to avoid those eggs swimming in oil would be for you to fix his breakfast for him. Give him a low-cholesterol breakfast to start the day with Then plan the rest of his meals so that they are satisfy- ing but not loaded with calories. The wife often makes the difference in whether a husband is successful or not on a diet. I can't cover all the points but you could plan a low- low-cholesterol meal program for your husband by using the recipes and food tables in my You Need to Know About Food and Cooking for B25 Madison New You didn't say what your husband's blood pressure is with his present treatment plan. If it is well controlled then his remaining problem is that diet which you could help with He could ask his doctor to refer him to a heart specialist After he has had the benefit of the specialist's advice he could return to his family doctor if he wishes and all the recommendations of the specialist would be given to the referring family doctor. UJMAT'SA NEW IVE READ NINE BOOKS IN A WITHOUT UNPEKSTANCWS OF THEM 1 SHORT RIBS____________ HOLD TEA TIME AND WE SEEM A BITSHORTOF SU6AR. COULD VOU CHAPS SPARE A Hi AND LOIS WE INTERRUPT THIS TO BRING VOU A SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN IT'S SO UNFAIR. THEY NEVER INTERRUPT A NEWS'PROGRAM TO YOU A SPECIAL CARTOON BUGS BUNNY WHAT f CEPKIC AND WAS I RECEIVE. A THAT I SMALL DAILV ALL STIPEND AeCHJT V NOT TO LOITER ABOUT THE ENTRANCE BOOKER 4 HOOKER. STOCK BROKERS- THANK I LIKEWISE. SOME NONSENSE THEIR BLONDIE JUST ONE PL-ACE TO SPEND A MOT AFTERNOON -IN A NICE COOL BATH BOY AM I EVER GLAD I'M NOT OUT THERE ON A CROWDED 7 HIGHWAY IN SOME JAM ANVBODV ARCHIE HEATING YOUR DID YOU TELL COAT'S MR BEAZLY- HIAA HIS GOAT IN YOUR HEAT YOUR PANTS WAS EATING r OUTA I AIN'T NEVER BEEN _ YOUR. PLANTS HAGAft THE HORRIBLE I PONT A PACK OF YES-MEN-Do YOU UNDERSTANDr I Flashback BEETLE BAILEY 1937 The American com- poser George Gershwin died. 1952 The Republican par- ty nominated Dwight Eisenhower for president on the first ballot 1955 The Georgia state board of education approved a lifetime ban on any teacher who taught a race-mixed class. 1962 The military junta in Ecuador ousted President Arosemena. THEY PAIRED -ME PRICE ANP LOWEREP TriE ON TUMBLEWEEDS HE'S IN A CRITICAL. 50 LETS HURRY -AND GET THESE MOT THAT CRITICAL FORMS FILLED ANYBODY IM HIS FAMILY EVER SUFFER FROM we KNOWS. KIN WE 6OINJ WOND6R POCTOR CANNOT BE HURRIED IS HE C AFFLICrEP WITH FEAR OF THE HE CAINT COUNT UP TO A SWMMlNe LOTSA IN CASE VEK INTERESTED THERE'S A WATER SHORTAGE OUT HEREi....6IVE ME ONE 600P KEASON WHV YOU ;