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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IFTHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, July 13, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 Your Birthday Today: This year is devoted mainly to a many sided upsurge of your will to freedom, personal in- dependence, exemption from even very light obligations. Your way of working, per- sonal habits, treatment of oth- ers reflect this spontaneous force springing from deep un- conscious sources. To d a y s natives are frequently roman- tics, poets or followers of great sentimental idealism. ARIES (March 21 April The direct approach pays bet- ter altho it should carry botn tact and patience. Common sense seems rarer than usual, harder to invoke. Animal estivation Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Alex Tolma- choff, age 9, of Buckeye, Ari- zona, for his question: Do desert animals hibernate in summer? The desert is drenched with dazzling midsummer sunshine. The soft sands and the colorful rocks are hot and dry. For miles, the silent, sweet-scented place seems deserted. Yet we know that the desert is never Know mat really deserted. It is populated with countless birds and mam- mals reptiles and amphibians. As a'rule, we don't notice their because they stay very stil when visitors pass by and their colors blend in with the desert scenery. But right now many of these creatures not around because they sleeping soundly through the hot midsummer season. We know that beavers, bears and woodchucks hibernate through the winter. They hide in cozy corners and sink into a deep sleep until spring returns with food supplies and wanner weather. Most deserts are warm and sunny places, even in winter. Here the animals do not have to hibernate to escape the cold. But the summer sea- son may be too hot for them and perhaps too dry. They do what the cold country animals do in winter, but we do not call it hibernation. This is estiva- tion, sometimes spelled aesti- vation. Three campers hacked to death in grisly case CHESTER, England (CP) Three French camper's were hacked to death early Monday at their campsite in northwest England in one of the grisliest murders reported in England in recent years. The deaths of two Ffench sis- ters and their male companion touched off a massive police search of Delamere forest, near where their bodies were found, and the surrounding villages. Police believe one of the dead girls is Monique Liebert, a blonde 22-year-old teacher of Fontenay-le-Comte. Police were trying to establish that the other girl was her sis- ter Claudine, 20, and that the man was Claudine's fiance, Daniel Berland, 20, of St. Me- dard-des-Pres, near Fontenay. Police still refused to say how the three tourists dM. Creatures that estivate tab a long sleep when the summe weather gets too hot and to dry When the long heat waves dry up the last trickles o water in the canyons, th desert frogs creep under mois rocky ledges and estivate unt the dry spell is over. Th desert snail coils up inside his shell, seals the opening with papery door and takes a Ion sleep. Certain fishes an turtles bury themselves m th mud and estivate until thinf get wetter and better. Whi the mild winter returns, the: summer sleepers wake up enjoy the desert ponds an are streams. arel The kangaroo rat and the 1 kangaroo mouse also estivate during the summer. They do not mind a dry desert spell be- cause they never drink water. But very hot weather seems to be too much for them. The kangaroo rat goes down his burrow and seals his doorway with a wad of earth. In his underground room he sleeps for days, beside his pantry of stored seeds. The little kanga- roo mouse goes down his 12- inch tunnel and curls himself up in a ball. His normal tem- perature is 102 degrees. But when he sinks into his deep, long summer sleep it drops to 60 degrees and his heartbea, slows down. There are stores of seeds beside him but he does not wake up to eat for a month or more. Some of the desert squirrels estivate, but not all of them. The Mojave ground squirrel may doze through seven months of the year, from August until about March. In TAUUUS (April 20 May siting things drift results in happenings" but not quite the esults you deserve. Make a .finite effort at organization, care. GEMINI (May 21 June cheer and power in umbers today work and Ira- el in a group wherever you sn. CANCER (June 21 July jiscretion is one thing, hold- ing your temper is another, luch can be done if you chan- el restless energy, tempera- lent, impulses into numerous actors needed for positive ex- ression. LEO (July 23 Aug. What you learn today comes he hard way and stays with you later. Others suffer strong n1 stress, and you may have to ielp somebody thru the pres surcs of early hours. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 22) Go directly to your plannec >oals and destinations where ever conditions permit LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. 22) Routine mornings usually f into similar afternoons, but no his one. Tha upheaval may ange from a petty personal antrum to serious change im- osed from outside. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. n obstacle suddenly disap- ears and you may not realize :'s gone or where it went. 2heck as you go. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Your spirits turn more ag- gressive and you may encoun- er your match or rou aren't sensible about it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- Jan. If it seems you are getting picked on, it may be partially rue and you may be in part responsible for it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. You encounter an ethical question: Something can be done openly and directly or by slick once thru lightly tac- tics. The aspects indicate you are unlikely to get away with slyness. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Advancement is possible or promised. Ask for your share, a raise, whatever you've earn- ed. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) NEVER BOU6HTA VJCHRU' LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Danger: lead glazed pottery August, he estivates to escape the summer heat waves. the cool fall weather arrives, he stays right where he is and hibernates through the winter. Meantime, his cousin the an- telope squirrel keeps busy all through the year. In hot weath- er he goes down his burrow and washes his fur to stay cool. But he never takes time off to estivate or hibernate. Many creatures of jungles and other hot summer regions also estivate. In Egypt, a cer- tain snail may forget to wake through the summer. In Dear Dr. Lamb As a house painter, I am very curious to know the effects of lead paints on the body. My friends and I would also like to hear any in- formation on the prolonged ef- fects of inhalation and contact with the skin. What about in- fants who eat or tamper with these dried paints? Dear Reader Lead poison- ing is an old problem. Some medical historians attribute lead poisoning from pottery, causing impotence and dimin- ished intelligence, as a major factor in the fall of Rome. Actually, lead poisoning adults is very rare today. Lead- glazed pottery is probably the greatest danger. Children do pick paint off walls and cat it There were 80 such cases re ported in New York City in 1955 Changes in paint in recen years have outmoded lead pain n many instances and it is throup still have more lead po soning problems than man other occupations. Lead exposure occurs in tl petroleum, mining, smeltin printing and ceramic industries Lead fumes can be inhaled, lea can be absorbed from the sk or ingested. Industries have d veloped good safety techniqu to prevent lead poisoning. Sir hygiene measure' are im- rtant. This means not smok- or eating while handling i products or in areas lere lead fumes may be. The ands should be washed and c clothes changed before eat. You should think of the id as a contamination and se the procedures that you ould use to prevent being con- aminated special clothes for ork, as well as taking a good ath to remove any lead parti- es from the skin. This has dded benefits, it may please our wife. Moonshine whisky distilled in utomobile radiators once aused epidemics of lead poi- Lead deposits in the bones ause no trouble. Lead poison- ng can cause headaches, sleep- essness, dizziness and irritabil- y _ and so can a lot of other hings. It may cause consfipa- ion, indigestion, colicky ab- dominal pain and even mimic appendicitis. Anemia is. com- mon. The muscles may become weak or even paralyzed. Weak wrist muscles, causing a wrist drop, is often noted with severe lead poisoning. The brain may se affected. Children who have been ingesting lead from paint or some other source may have coma, convulsions or deleri- ums. Adults may have person- ality changes, loss of memory and confusion. Like many other problems in medicine, it is easy to state what symptoms an ill- ness causes. But there are a lot of other diseases and problems that can produce the same or similar symptoms. Solving the puzzle is one of the things that makes medicine interesting. U.S. changes mind about saccharine GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN [e Itn: Br The chlufo Trlbncl East-West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AKQ VKQ97 O 042 WEST AJ1097432 EAST WASHINGTON (CP-AP) The U.S. government has changed its mind on the safe daily amount of saccharine, multiplying by three the restric- tions proposed last month on the widely-used artificial sweetener. Because of the upward revi- sion, the food industry is no longer faced with the necessity of reformulating all its diet products. The safety restriction was proposed because of concern by some scientists that saccharine may cause cancer. The new safe level is 15 milli- grams a day for each kilogram of body weight, or .9 grams a day for a 150-pound person. This corresponds to the maximum amount consumed by man any way, and is one-thirtieth of the heaviest, saccharine dosage harmless to laboratory ani mals. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DMIol MKhonle Metropolitan Bldg. 3J8-4095 Origin lly it was recom- mended by a National Academy of Sciences committee that sac- charin be limited in diet prod- ucts in such a way as to restrict maximum consumption to five milligrams a day for each kilo- gram of body weight, about .3 grams a day for a 150-pound >erson. )TIIER RULES HARSHER This level is one-hundredth of he heaviest dosage harmless to aboratory animals, the normal restriction for other food addi- ives. That limitation was proposed when the committee was pro- ceeding under the assumption that five milligrams cor re sponded to the maxirmm amount of saccharin consumed by man anyway, but then it t_ discovered that a decimal poin had been misplaced dunn mathematical calculations am that man actully consume, three times this amount. The scientists now say tlwr would be no danger in incrcas ing the allowable consumpito to 15 milligrams. The FD therefore softened Its safcl limit and concluded that prcscn saccharin users are safe 07 OQlOt SOUTH Wold 0 AKJ6S3 A 10 9 8 4 3 The bidding: North East South West INT Pass 3 0 Pass 3 <3 Pass 4 Pass 40 Pass 60 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Jack of A Mrs. Margaret Wales, fa mous Dallas lecturer and bridge instructor who has been associated with my or- ganization for many years, recently returned from a round the world bridge cruise on the SS Rotterdam. Spon- sored by Travel with Goren, Mrs. Wales conducted a ful program of bridge activities spanning the 90 day trip. Today, we present a haw where Mrs. Wales as South brought home a six dlamonc contract, despite an adverse division In both of her suits West opened the jack o spades anil dummy's quec won the trick. At first glanc It appeared that declarer wa n strong favorite on the dea If cither minor suit spl evenly, or if the queen of dia mends dropped on (be 12 tricks were lere for the taking. Mrs. Wales decided that tho he outlook was indeed favor- ble, she would try a simple reUminary maneuver before reaching the trump suit. It ppeared safe to cash the ligh spades since there were nine cards outstanding in the suit. She proceeded to play he king, on which she dis- carded a club, as both oppo- nents followed suit. The ace of spades next and East found himself in an unpleasant predica- ment. Sotith's failure to dis- card a heart suggested that declarer was void in that suit. This tended to be con- 'irmed by the fact that de- clarer had shown a strong two suiter in bidding. If East ruffed in he was subject to an overruff and the likely loss of his potential trump trick. In- asmuch as two club sluffs were not apt to benefit South greatly since the latter was marked with great length in that suit, East chose to dis- card a heart. East's play proved to be very revealing to the declar- er. His reluctance to ruff sug- gested that he had something to protect In trumps. So rea- soning, Mrs. Wales led a dia- mond to the ace as both oppo- nents followed. She reentercd dummy with the king of clubs and played another diamond. When East followed with ten, South covered with the jack. West showed out and the king of diamonds dropped the queen next. The ace of clubs was cashed and West showed out igiin. A club trick was conceded to East but declarer claimed tho balance and her slam I EVER PIP- TIMES SMART 7H1N6S rUMBUWKDS-By TOM K. 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