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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE VETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 19, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, JULY onto the few really im- Your birthday today: matters. You can't hope ification is the key word keep track of more than what your main actions in the coming year. All that you within your reach. Friends will furnish further particulars should be thought out everything else, anyway. with the intention of (June 21 -July life simpler and more to remain a wallflower for yourself and those not work at all. Get right the middle of whatever is ARIES (March 21 April on. Definite, vigorous (July 23 -Aug. Ex- ion comes normally to promote and enjoy your Speak up, be heard, and expansive ideas. With cept the hullabaloo everybody TAURUS (April 20 Slay accept at least a part of Love, money, prestige scheme. on what you do, and how (Aug. 23 Sept. do it, a little distance your lines and bounda- from your usual spot helps precisely. Mind your own this passing scrupulously; stay GEMINI (Slay 21 June with the chores at hand. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. Should cousins Dear Dr. Lamb My animals to also have these and I are very much in Thus, a pure- We are planning to be Siamese cat mated with I was wondering if being purebred Siamese pro- cousins would damage the offspring with the same dren we plan to have. Is as the parents. some way we can find animals of poor quality Dear Reader The offspring of any two people tend to offspring, they are also likely to be if poor quality. The problem in marrying rel- like their parents. If one is often related to cer- is naturally blond anu one diseases that are inherited. nette, they may have there is a fsmily history of who are blond, brunette or two diabetic parents between. If both parents much more likely to have brunette, then it is more who develop diabetes. that all the children will two epileptics are likely to have children The process is more epilpesy. I would think you cated. In effect, we ail have be wise to review your gsnes each of our body history for any illnesses acteristics and only one of seem to be common in ei- may determine one of our family. acteristics but either one cousins should probably determine the child's to get their family doctor istics. Incidentally, each of refer them to a geneticist for probably have more than One day, it may genes that determine what desirable for all prospec- brides and grooms to have The only reason that counseling before mar- ing relatives becomes whether or not they are cated from the genetic point view is the greater a pregnancy has oc- that the man and wife will fluid can be with drawn, a number of genes that are the sac enclosing the fe- same. This can obviously and tested. This will tell occur in people who are not the baby will be nor- atives. If it is a good If acceptable to one's mor- istic, then it might even be concepts, an abnormal fetus sirable to marry be aborted. Hopefully, the though our present will come and it doesn't would certainly frown on too far away when the That is essentially how structure of the genes bred animals arc developed. be altered. This may pro- desired a way to prevent passing istics can be developed until to children inherited tenden- can expect the offspring of for some diseases. GOREN ON BY CHARLES H. useful. Partner has promised It 197'- By The. Ctrcjgo take 10 tricks even if your BRIDGE QUIZ was worth only six points. Bid five hearts showing the ace you hold: v> 5 OKQJ92 Both vulnerable, as The bidding has proceeded: North East South West I Pass 10 vou hold: AAK975 OJ953 The bidding has proceeded: 1 NT Pass 3 North East Sonth 3 0 Pass 20 Pass What do you bid action do you take? A, __ A hid of three spades Two spades. You might as try to improve matters, for WH "V t rf partner must return to dia- good hand. Slam prospects you arc prepared to assist bright indeed and the spade trol should he shown at Both vulnerable and hid will help you to South you hold: what action to take next 3 OK10 97 5 4 3 Q. East-West bidding has proceeded: As South you South The bidding has proceeded: North East South A What action do you take? Four diamonds. While this l V Pass 2 o it is mandatory that it be 3 Pass What do you bid double is rejected because If partner bids four hearts your Partner has shown a tuatlan is difficult. hand by rebldding at the level three and your hand has East-West vulnerable. of three hearts even tho in South you hold: bination with the two justice to the holding, and West North East recommended bid is four Pass 1 Pass No fear should be that partner has a four card heart suit. Holding four action do you take? doubt have opened with ted Inasmuch as you have a hand which contains the of an optional Q. East-West bid. You are now presented As South you a choice of jumping to two no trump or to three spades. AAK7 OAQ32 latter bid normally requires The bidding has proceeded: South West North the double may occasion-a'ly be Riven with only three. l 0 Pass 1 cannot accept two beam as proper call, tho It would action do you been In the absence of a previous pass. A. Two clubs, in the hope this win elicit one more bid 8 Neither vulnerable, type hut with 17 points, it much too strong for a rehld of me no trump and tt lacks by tw.i points the strength for bidding has proceeded: South West North East Jump rebtd of two no trump. Pass 1 A Pass partner bids ftRfiln, no A Pass 2 NT Pass can tried on the next Q, AS South, do you bid now? you While a bid of four spades A K.I 91 bft accepted as correct, my own preference is for i The bidding has three no trump. Whllo ordi- South West North with n doubteton and four Pass I ft the major suit name Is preferred, the doublcton, In this 1 Pass A include! two high cards tlnce It Is not Improbable What do you bid partner has tho king of thit suit thft short tuit will probably A have distinctly come Into ptay. Hinds of this than you might have hid frequently reach for furthermore enjoy the hut not 10, particularly if ihe happen that every one of your Wfih, LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. The early morning impression of considerable resistance, or a barrier to surmount, wanes as the bright light of your cheerful energy dissipates the mood. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Last night's circumstances in- trude upon your thinking ap- ply yourself to something mere urgent; give your unconscious time to digest the experience and you'll be the stronger for it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. If you do not move swiftly with today's changes, others will and you may be left out. For some, this might be a wel- come liberation, for others merely another unwelcome sur- prise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Friends continue pitching for you, some of them where you can notice, others out of view. Play no favorites, as the ones who are helping the most may talk the least. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Orderly systems do not thrive well for the moment, as well for the moment, as every deal that comes along has some idiosyncracy, some local pecu- liarity. PISCES (Feb. March Today it is better to realize your own limitations, work within then? on tilings that re- quire little or no co-operation. Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Becky Wies- er, age 10, of Muncie, Indi- ana, for her question: How can a tiny atom split? It takes about 100 million atoms of iron to measure one inch. The strongest micro- scopes can -photograph the dim shadows of larger atoms, but no human eye has ever seen one. A thoughtful person natur- ally wonders how such tiny things can be split apart. This is possible because every tiny atom is built from even tinier particles. Particles around the outside often get lost without splitting the atom. But some- thing very dramatic happens when a particle is lost from the tight central core. Then the atom splits apart and becomes a different atom. Atoms can be split by mighty, man made atom smashers and some atoms split apart all by themselves. The up-to-date term for atom split- ting is nuclear fission. The word fission means to split or break apart. The word nuclear refers to the nucleus, that tight- fisted core in the center of an atom. Particles called electrons swarm around the nucleus, somewhat like planets orbiting around the sun. Atoms are al- ways losing or swapping their outer electrons. But' nuclear fission happens only when par- ticles are lost from the nucleus. A mighty atom smasher can do this by whipping up parti- cles to enormous speeds and aiming them like minuscule bullets. They are aimed 'at a target, which may be a piece of metal. The target, of course, is made of tiny atoms and each atom has a tight-fisted nucleus amid a swarm of electrons. Many of the atom smashing bullets zoom harmlessly through the electrons and the spaces between the atoms. But a lucky one strikes a nucleus and upsets its delicate balance. When the upset splits the nu- cleus, it loses one or more of its particles and also shoots off some of its mighty atomic en- ergy. This nuclear fission is upset- ting because the nucleus of each atom must be just so. Its mighty energy binds together a certain number of protons and other assorted particles in a tight wad. Our everyday world is built from just 92 different atoms called the chemical ele- ments. Each has its own atomic number that tells the number o- protons in its nucleus. The numbers range from one to 92, plus several larger man-made atoms. For example, iron is atomic number 26. !f the nu- cleus of an iron atom split and lost a proton, only 25 would be left. It would then be an atom of manganese, which has atom- ic number 25. The large v.ranium atom has atomic number 92. If it loses one proton, it becomes a rare element called and shoots off spurts of its nu- clear energy. Atom smashers can do this, though the cost of protactinium is about half a million dollars an ounce. But it so happens that nature's uranium atoms split apart all by themselves. Its heavy atoms break down stage by stage into smaller and smaller atoms and each stage gives off nu- cler energy. One of these com- plicated stages forms protactin- ium number 91 but its atoms soon change into other atoms. In the age of science, we re- leased the energy of nuclear fission to make atomic bombs. Later we tamed .the energy from these splitting atoms to run useful electric power plants. We call it atomic en- ergy, though actually it comes from only the nucleus part of the atom. It is released when zillions of tiny nuclei split apart and shoot off some of the mighty energy that binds the tight wads of particles togeth- er. Questions aShet by cnlMren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beacil, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) NOT COVERED Mrs. Gary Dumbleton of Homillon holds her two-year-old daughter Teressa who has a skin disorder called Ectodermal Dysplasia which has left her with no teeth. The University of Toronto faculty of den- tistry has been asked by the federal government to un- dertake treatment of the ailment because it is not covered by any government medical insurance plan. She will need dentures for the rest of her life. Indian bands get grant o FORT CHIPEWYAN (CP) Member of the Chipewyan and struction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in northeastern British Columbia, which local residents say reduced1 flood levels in the Peace River, a tributary of tho Athabasca. Until a year ago muskrat trapping was a major source of income for area residents. Cree Indian bands near this north central Alberta commu- nity have received n fed- eral grant In attempt lo use flood-level river water to re1u- venate muskrat t r a p p i n n grounds. Chipewyan chief Fred Marcel said men from both bands will attempt lo open