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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THC LFTHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdneidoy, July 12, 1972 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON THURSDAY, JULY 13 Your birthday today: months of experiment promise formulation of a useful approach to career, re-establishment in the last quarter of the year. You must face your limitations realistically. Your share of social order hecomes Impor- tant to many besides your- self. Today's natives arc versatile, given to the search tor ideals. ARIES (March 21-Anril Today everything that can be confused is likely to do so, and you have a chance to show Inventor of Geometry Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Susan Kay Fink, age 12, of Milwau- kee, Wisconsin, for her ques- tion: Who first invented and used geometry Our early ancestors no doubt used geometry before they knew what it was. No doubt they invented it because they needed it to solve urgent every- day problems. Certainly they needed to master the myster- ies of corners to construct build- ings and to measure the areas of their fields. Angled corners were partially understood be- fore our ancestors learned to read and write. Much later, the scholars of ancient Greece used this age-old experience when they Invented a complete sys- tem of geometry. The word "geometry" means 'earth measuring" and it prob- ably dates bade to early farm- ers who used points, lines and angles to measure the area of their fields. The builders of Babylon and ancient Egypt left records of how they used sim- ple practical geometry to con- struct their tall terraced zig- gurats and their huge tapered pyramids- The scholars of old Babylon divided the circle into 3GO equal segments and used them to measure the size of angles in degrees. This was at least years ago and the brilliant invention is still the one and only method used to measure both ordinary corners and fancy geometric angles. Geometry remained a group of practical skills until around 600 B.C., when ancient Greece was an elegant, settled com- munity in which scholars had time for logical thinking and reasoning. They were fond of using known facts to find un- known facts. If these items re true, they reasoned, then it fol- lows that this also must be true. Their brilliant mathema- ticians used his method to es- tablish an abstract system of geometry. In the 600s B.C., Tliales of Miletus used his knowledge of celestial angles to predict a total solar eclipse. The event came off on schedule and startled some soldiers into stop- ping a battle. Thales also shar- ed is more down to earth knowledge of lines and triangles with the builders of Egypt. In the next century, the great Pythagorus created the famous tlierom WE use to figure out relationships between sides and angles of triangles. Other logical geniuses ccnlri- buted more skills. Then came Euch'd, the Greek supergenious who put it all together and invented a complete system of abstract geometry. This was around 300 B.C. Euclid kept meticulous records of his logi- cal steps and his works sur- vived. His books included the complete details concerning the surfaces of plane geometry, plus the forms of solid geometry. Five whole books were devoted to the complexities of solid cones. Certain practical skills were invented before his time, but certainly Euclid was the father and founder of our basic geometry system. fn 1537, the French mathema- tician Descartes extended Eu- clid's system one logical step farther. He related geometric figures and algebraic equations to invent analytic geometry. Tlu's fairly modem branch of math helped to solve the struc- ture of atoms and to formulate the theories of relativity. A modern topnoLch graph maker would lie lost without analytic geometry to translate complex statistics into picture able forms. Questions aSfceo by cnliaicn of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 755, Huntington BeacD, California (Copyright Chronicle PublisliiDg Co. 1972) how 1 e v e 1 and skilled you are in coping with change and stress. TAURUS (April ZO-May Active imagination brings you into an attractive but unpro- ductive venture. Give yourself lime to think twice. Later hours bring detailed review. GEMINI (May 21 June Gains in material resources should be developed on what manage. Where others involved, your actions must await agreement. CANCKH (June 21-July Details need investigation with caution. People carry- ing authority or political in- fluence should be left plenty of space. LEO (J 11 1 y 23 Aug. you are Casual emotional expression, provokes stronger r e a c tions than you expect. It can be a rather expensive day, with indulgence of your whims. VIRGO (Aug. 3 Sept. Creative endeavors may open lie way to real rewards. It is your communica tion with loved ones that is sensitive and open to stress. LIRA (Sept. 3 Oct. Daylight breaks on many old questions, puzzles; you see the reasons more clearly, but not yet what to do about them. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-NoV. Surprise is part of today's experience, quite likely benefi- cial if your reaction is healthy. Holding the line is indicated as the best approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Travel for its own sake supplies only part of the solu- tion you must find some cre- ative application of your sur- plus energy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Morning brings a chance for revision, a need for com- munication. Fresh ventures be- gin late in the day with excel- lent auspices. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Take the day off for re- viewing situation, if you can manage it. If you can't get off, do the minimum and try to be co-operative. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Getting involved in speculation is the last (hing desired. Hold your ground long enough to be sure you know the whole story. (1972: By The Chicago Tribune) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Childish prank can kill you Dear Dr. Lamb Please see The 10 deep breaths if you can get a point across to overventilation of the someone. Isn't it true that if a person lakes 10 deep breaths, and on the 10th another person squeezes his chest while he hold his breath, that the breath-hold- er will pass out because of the lack of oxygen? Isn't this dan- gerous? Dear Reader Yes, it i s dangerous. This is a common childhood prank and there have been a few deaths recorded from it. I became particularly interested in this problem be- cause of the studies I did in re- ference to fainting as a prob- lem with pilots. Fainting is often not too serious In otherwise healthy people on the ground, but even in healthy people it can be exceedingly dangerous if they are flying jet aircraft. Prehistoric tale unfolds in Duluth ELY, Minn. (AP) Human skulls, bones and artifacts found in the Boundary Waters canoe area four years ago and kept secret until recently could be those of a prehistoric type of man never before found any- where, scientists studying them say. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. COREN It 1IU: Br TM CnltiH Trltunl North- South vulnerable, South deals. NORTH EAST VQ754 0 KQ54 WEST AK10S32 A 97 IS A J9 V 10 862 O 7 2 0 J 10 9 3 A Q 8 SOUTH AQ Easl Pass Pass 0 ASS K J 10 9 G 5 The bidding: Soulh Wcsl North 1 Pass 1 0 !NT Pass 1 NT Pass Pass Opening lead: Three of A An inspired shift by East early in the play led to a .spectacular upset of South's three no trump contract. Al- tho the latter held only 17 high cards points, we are inclined to favor his jump rebid o[ two no trump even Iho he is technically two points shy of the require- ments. The good six card suit provides adequate com- pensation and his holding in the major suils suggests the desirability of having his hand led up to. North had more than enough to carry on to Ihroc no trump. West opened the three of ipades. North played the four, East put up the nine and declarer won tlic Irick with the queen. A smoll dia- mond was led to the queen. A club was returned and South covered East's eight with the jack, which held the trick BS West plnycd the llcucc. Pcclaicr continued wiU- the king of clubs and East was in with the ace. The latter paused to assess the situation before continuing. It appeared from his oppo- nent'! plays that the 'latter held a long club suit. West had followed suit to clubs with the deuce and then the four which shows an odd number of cards. It he has three, which appears proba- ble, then South is marked with a six card suit and en- other club lead by declarer will establish three more tricks in the suit for him. East realized that time was of the essence for the defense if he expected to launch a successful counter- offensive. The spade suit of- fered no hope because even if West hod underled a hold- ing headed by the ace- king, -North's jack guaran- teed that South had a second stopper in the suit. The only chance to defeat the contract then was to lake heart tricks. East ac- cordingly shifted to Bis deuce of hearts. South played the king in the hopo that his opponent had un- derled the ace. West, howev- er, produced that card and continued with the jack which was ducked. North won the continuation with (he queen and (he closed hand was entered with the ace of diamonds to lead the ten of clubs. East was In with the queen and he cashed the ten of hearts to score the setting trick. In ill Iho defence took three henrts and two clubs. Without East's heart shift at trick five, South has time to develop [our clubs which along wilh Ihrco diamonds and two spades will glvs him nine tricks on the deal. The skulls are under study at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C- and if Dr. T. Dale Stewart determines the skulls are unique enough to warrant further investigation, a carbon-14 age test will be made. The test requires burning one gram ol bone material, and Uni- versity of Minnesota scientists have been reluctant to destroy any of the material. A copyrighted article in the Duluth News-Tribune Sunday told of the find and a report by Dr. Elden Johnson, Minnesota state archaeologist. Norman Saari, Tofte Lake re- sort owner, discovered the bones Sept. c. 1968, in an erod- ing gravel bank used as a canoe landing for a campsite. The exact location is being kept se- cret. The skulls have extremely low foreheads and prominent brow ridges. Johnson said the combi- nation suggests the skulls are typical examples of what must have been a very early type of man or an inbred population. "The skulls may well represent a pre-Indian type of man that is more closely re- lated to Neanderthal man than any previously found. Their dis- covery lends to push the date of occupation of the Western Hem- isphere by human beings way said Dr. Richard Adams, an anthropologist and leader of the university team that first examined the find. Adams added that the skulls also could "represent a remant population of a primitive type of man who inhahiled Ihe Norih American continent long ago and somehow survived until comparatively recent limes by living in isolated refuge areas." Inquiry called OTTAWA (CP) A board of inquiry has been established to Investigate the cscnpc of H prisoners from the max- imum securily prison si Mill- haven Monday, a spokesman for the solicitor-general's office said today. J. R. Cameron, departmental assistant f o solicitor-general Jcnn Pierre Goycr, said the board will Include a senior offi- cial of the justice department, and rcprcscnlaUon from the HCMP nnd Hie Cnnndlnn Peni- tentiary Service. cause lungs which is called "hyperventila- tion." This causes the person to blow off more carbon diox- ide than normal. Under these circumstances a person is al- ready more proue to faint. Breath holding by itself can cause fainting and when the breath is held after hyperventi- lation it is more likely than ever to cause fainting. The squeezing on the chest increases the pressure within the lungs which further decreases the re- turn of blood to the heart, which also contributes to fainting. The real reason people faint Kith this problem is because the heart is not pumping out enough blood or it may even stop. The latter problem is most likely responsible for the deaths that have been reported with this childhood prank. I was able to demonstrate repeat- edly that young healthy people who fainted would often have complete stopping of the heart beat without even an electrical impulse. Fortunately, in the work I did, all of these indivi- dual's hearts started beating again automatically, but of course these studies were done under carefully controlled med- ical supervision. I doubt very much thct most of the people who do this trick realize that it can cause a person's heart to stop. Dear Dr. Lamb 1 would like to know if a Pap test would detect cancer in any part of a person's body. If a person had cancer of the breast would that show up in the Pap test? Dear Reader No. Unfor- tunately not. The Pap test is strictly for the primary female organs. A person could have cancer of the breats, lung, liver or other parts of the body and this would have no effect on the Pap lest. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Bank gang flees with LONDON (AP) One of the bowler-hatted "Bonnie and Clyde" gang that held up the Chase Manhattan Bank in fash- ionable Mayfair Monday may have accidentally shot himself when the raiders fled, police said today. Detectives said eyewitnesses heard a shot in the gang's get- away car as they escaped with the (about they grabbed after shooting two se- curity guards. Defectives followed n trail of blood in the two escape cars they found later. Two miles from the bank, two of the gun- men, one believed to be the wounded raider, took a taxi. Po- lice are trying to trace the cab driver. One of the gang was a blonde woman who shot one of the guards In the leg during the holdup. Police dismissed theo- ries she was actually n slim- hipped man disguised as a girl. The mysterious "Bonnie" would be the first female gun Dgirl in London In years. LATH EDITIONS Onehalf of all books pub- lished in Nonvay have appeared SUCQ 1035. WOODSTOCK SAYS N THERE'S A 5TKANSE CREATURE IN HE NEST., I'LL BET I COULD CLIMB THAT TREE IF SOMEONE 6AVE ME A BOOST- AGAIN, WWBE A BETTER UlfV. TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. 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