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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 _- THE lETNURlnGE HERALD Friday, July 21, 1971 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY. JL1-V 22 Your blrlliday today: The Sun moves from zodiac sign Cancer to Loo today at 2-.03 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. In other years the lime may be earlier or later. Both Can- cerians and Leos who were born on this (lay face an ad- venturous year of dramatic encounter, strong emotions, a chance to surmount Ilicir own limitations. ARIES (March 21-Anril Use care and caution even you are familiar with the people and situation. It's not a repeat of anything that happen- ed before. TAURUS (April 20-May Plans encounter reality testing. Make changes gracefully. Re- sponsibility lor family or group resources should remain with the whole group, GKMINI (May 21-Jimc This is a great lime to clear the decks, gel details out of the Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Donna Payeltc, age 10, of Portland, Maine, fir her question: Who first discovered cells? These, of course, are '.he liv- ing cells that are built together to form all the different plants and animals. They are so tiny that our eyes are not sharp enough to see them. So natur- ally they could not be discov- ered until after the microscope was invented. This happened around 1590. You would think that living cells were discover- ed right away. But it was 75 years before someone saw them and pointed them out to the world of science. V Way back in the 1600s, scien- tists usually made their own microscopes. They shaped and polished glass lenses and et them in place, just so. Those who used the finest glass and ground the finest lenses made the best microscopes. But none of these early magnifiers were very strong. Besides, they re- vealed a strange new micro- scopic world. Nobody had ever seen such tiny shapes and forms before. No wonder it took the scientists a long lime to make head or tail of what they saw1. In those days, the most fam- ous microscope expert was Robert Hooke of London. He kept careful notes of what he saw and swapped them with other experts, no doubt hoping that the miniature puzzles could be solved by teamwork. No doubt many experts saw cells in their magnified sam- ples. But for a long time, no- body seemed to notice them. Then Robert Hooke studied a silver of cork under his micro- scope. He saw thst it was made of tiny empty boxes, stacked close together, wall to wall. This was way back in the year 1665, more than 300 years ago. In those days, nobody took photographs of what a microscope revealed. Instead, drew pictures of what they saw. Robert Hooke drew a can.vrul piclurc cl the next little boxes in that sliver of cork. He called them cells, per- haps because they reminded cd him of the neat cells in a honeycomb. And naturally he wrote a paper describing his discovery to other experts of his day. At that time, the cell unit seemed like just another odd shape in the strange micro- scopic world. Nobody suspect- ed that all plants and animals are built from various cells, or that the cell is the basic unit of life. This idea grew gradual- ly through the next century, as microscopes improved and more samples were studied and compared. Meantime, Gregor Mendel of Austria demonstra- ted the laws of heredity. This and other studies suggested that the secrets of life itself are in the core of the living cell. Robert Hooke was the first to discover cells and to draw pictures of them. But it took many generations of scientists to understand the importance of his discovery. In fact, here we are 300 years later and modern scientists still cannot explain all the secrets of the living cell. But all over the world, teams of researchers are probing deeper. More and more secrets are revealed and, who knows, someday we may know everything about the most marvelous discovery that Robert Hooke made, more than 300 years ago. Questions asfcefl Ly cnTMion o! Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92618. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN lin: Ir Thi Chlcaia Trlbunt Neither vulnerable. West deals. NORTH A 1062 V K J 9 t 6 I o as AK WEST EAST 4 J7< C1 10 743 0 AKQ6J3 082 SOUTH A II Q 9 8 3 V VolS 0 J107 10 9 5 S The bidding: West North SnulK 10 V Pass I A 20 2 Pass 4 A Pasi Pass Pass Opening lead: King of 0 Altho South was some- what, admittedly the victim of bad luck in not winning 10 tricks in today's four spade could have improved his prospers significantly by paying clos- er attention lo Ihc distribu- tion which confronted him on the deal. When North ovcrcalled Wesl's opening one diamond bid witrt one heart, South had lo content himself with a mere call of one spade inasmuch as he was void in partner's suit. When North raised spades, confirming a fit, it enhanced South's hold- since part- ner rated to be relatively short in the minor suits. South accordingly proceeded directly lo game. West opened the king of diamonds on which his part- ner dropped the eight. Tho ace was continued and East completed his echo by play- ing the deuce. The queen of diamonds was led next, which Norlh ruffed with Ihc ten of spades, hov.evor Knsl overruled wllh the jack lo complete tho delcnsive, book and then he exited with a Irump. South was in with Ihe king of spades, but with one trump left in dummy and two club losers in his hand, he found lhat he could ruff out only one club and was obliged at the end to con- cede the selling trick in that suit lo East. Inasmuch as West's bid and rebid of diamonds pre- sumably marks him with a six card suit, which becomes confirmed by East's high- low when the. suit is South should have consid- ered the possibility of an overruff on the third round which uill probably prove fatal lo his chances for suc- cess. Inasmuch as East is short in diamonds, the odds favor him being long in spades and clubs and, in any event, proceeding on this assump- tion offers declarer a belter chance to score 10 tricks. It is suggested that he merely discard a heart from dum- my, allowing West lo hold the third Irick wilh the queen of diamonds. East cannot discard a club with- out giving up part of his pro- tection in that suit, so he will presumably shed a heart. If West shifts lo a club. South cashes the king and ace, enters his hand wilh a spade and then proceeds to ruff a club wilh the six of spades. The closed hand is reenlercd by trumping a heart and a fourth club be safely ruffed wilh the ten of spades, inasmuch as West has no trumps left. While (he recommended line of play will fail if West has the jack and one spade, percentages favor Ihc as- sumption lhat when he shows up with six diamonds and his partner wilh only two, Wcsl is more apl to be shod in .spnrlc-s for, for thnt matter, In any ol the oilier suit: I. way. Later you can redirect your efforts with clearer view. CANCER (June 21-July You have set your course, un- consciously, contrary lo today's suggestions. Reflect on what you really want and act according- ly. LEO (July 3 Aug. Quick money remains illusory just a wee bit out of sight, while hard gains made now build toward lasting stability. Get busy! VIRGO (Aug. 23 Be cheerful as you cope wilh monetary demands on your time and resources. Some def- inite priority on first things firs tmust be set. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Letting well enough alone is difficult but rewarding. Expect nearly everybody lo have plans which don't coincide wilh your own. SCORPIO (Ocl. 23 Nov. 21V. Seek reconciliation where need- ed. Apply newly learned skills experimentally once you have basic agreement among those concerned. SAGITTAniUS (Nov. 22-DcC. Concentrate on activities you can handle with little or no cooperation, g e t neglected chores done and out of the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. ZZ Jan. An upset schedule isn't a major experience. See that you're still taking care of your- self. Fresh plans arise when needed. AQUARIUS (Jan. Some accounting for your re- cent activity is in order. Make I adjustments readily. Prepare for coming improvement. PISCES (Feb. 19-Marcl) An early start helps in unex- pected ways, averts endless and unnecessary confusion. There's more than enough to keep you buDV all day. LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Tubing replaces arteries in leg Dear Dr. Lamb My hus- band has poor circulation in both legs but he is not a di- abetic and the doctor wants to replace sections of the artery with plastic tubing. He says it is a simple operation. I have heard of one case where the operation was performed on one leg, and the other leg had to be amputated several weeks later. Was this amputation related to the artery replacement in the opposite leg? Dear Reader This type of operation has been performed on literally thousands of people at numerous medical centers and it has been a very successful operation. The plas- tic tubing is a synthetic mater- ial, and actually new cells grow through it and provide even a new lining of cells in the tube exactly similar to the cells (hat lined the original artery. The forerunner of this operation was replacing diseased sections of the arteries with artery grafts obtained from other people. In- terestingly enough, these hum- an artery grafts were not near- ly as successful as the subse- quent synthetic grafts have been. In properly selected cases I strongly recommend this operation. The person who will do well with such an operation must have good open blood vessels below the blocked area that's going to be replaced. If the cir- culation in the foot and lower leg for exam.ple is bad because the arteries there are already blocked and obstructed, then putting in a graft higher up in the artery will not do any good. The whole idea is to replace a blocked area of the artery with an open tube which will even- tually become a new artery. The operation isn't even too dif- ficult under skilled hands. I would imagine that the per- son you mentioned lost his leg because the artery was so bad- ly obstructed in the entire leg that there wasn't enough circu- lation. This wouldn't have any- thing to do with the replace- ment of the blocked artery in the other leg. Again we see the importance of fatty deposits in the arteries. Your husband's problem is the exact same pro- cess that affects the arteries in the heart to cause heart attacks or the arteries in the brain to cause strokes. Individuals who are prone to having fatty deposits in their arteries because of eating loo much of the wrong kind of food, not getting enough exercise and smoking too many cigarettes can have a lot of things happen to them besides a heart attack. It includes strokes, senile men- tal changes, poor circulation to the legs and, in men, even poor circulation to some sexual or- gans leading to incapacitation in that area. You would think that with this long list of things that fatty deposits in the ar- feries do to people there would be greater willingness by peo- ple to adjust their lives to pre- vent this vast array of medical disorders. No defects found in cars WASHINGTON (Reuler) The Corvair automobile, which helped catapult Ralph Nader lo international fame when he con- demned it as dangerous, was declared safe in a government report today. The National Highway Traffic Safely Administration said fol- lowing an investigalion lasting nearly two years that "no po- tential safely-related defect ex- ists" on 1960-1963 Corvairs. The rear-engined General Mo- tors car was taken out of pro- duction in following publi- cation of Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed. General Motors hired private detectives to investigate the 33- year-old consumer advocate. Nader sued the firm and the case was settled out of court for Douglas Toms, administrator of Ihe U.S. transportation de- partment's traffic safely admin- istration, said the investigation had determined that the "handling and stability per- formance of these cars Is at least as good as the perform- ance of several contemporary domestic and foreign vehicles." The report said "the Corvair performance does not result in an abnormal potential for loss of control or rollover." e oil BURLINGTON, Ont. (CP) A slrain of bacteria lhat thrives on crude oil has been i.solaled at Ihe Canada Centre for Inland Waters in a devel- opment that may one day pro- v i d e a sophisticated new method of combatting oil pol- lution. Although the idea of using bnclcria lo destroy spilled oil lias been considered at Chcdaliuclo Bay, N.S., and in walcrs off Ihc Umlctl Slalcs has been no wklu- scalc tcsl. The hnclcrin tested here were taken from oil-soaked soil rear a refinery ;utd cul- lurcd lo separate those strains that consume oil most elfi- cienlly. The cultured bacteria destroy crude oil about 10 limra fnslcr Ilian bacteria normally found in Ihc environ- ment. The bncleria work by break- (loun the Inng chains of molecules found in oil inlo smaller units. They also arc cffcclivc in breaking down hy- drocarbons used as commer- cial oil dispersants and (lie centre hopes, ultimately, to perfect a strain of bacteria that can reduce oil to harm- less carbon dioxide and walcr. Calgary planl lo orders MONTREAL (CP) North- ern Elcclric Co. announced today thai it has been awarded a million cnntracl for tele- phone cable by Western Electric of Ihe United States. The contract calls for the de- livery of about eight million feet of polyelhclenc-insulaled lelc- phone cable which will incorpo- rate nhout 1.5 billion feel of tel- ephone conductor. The orders will be filled by Northern Elcclric's plants In l.nchino, Qtic., Kingston, Onl., nnd Calgary. I FOUND THE 5TRAN6E CREATURE WHO IN WOODSTOCK'S NEST TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan IVE NEVER SEEN A MAN CARRY A MULE BEFORE; BtONDIE-By Chic Young LOOK, DAGWOOD VE OVER TWO DOLLAKS IM CHANGE YOUR. CHAIR THAT'S CHANGE THAT FALLS OUrO- MV POCKETS IVHJLE -ff-e( V.'AS THAT f, II? V_ A STUPID QL-'SSTlOW BEETLE BAIlEY-By Mort Walker THE SENEPAL FEEU9 HSHtef- TOPAY THAN I'VE EVEfZ HIM II'L ABNER-By Al Copp AH'LL BE SATISFIED WIFTH1 LEFTOVERS, LIKE MAH MAMMV WAS- -FO'TI-O AH DUNMO CUZZIW SCHOOL H HOW TO PUT THIS WEALLCOME TOIWVITE-jO'TO STAVWIFOS-- -BUTAH'LL VO'IS JEST ARCHIE-By Bob Montana HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne I'M SETTINe PRETTY GOOD AT TRANSLATIONS. THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THINS, BUT THEY MEAN SOLF, SARDENlNg AND BASEBALL; 'O SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neol I ALSo HEARD TUATSVE WAS A LITTLE OLD FOP BUGS BUNNY I WONDER WHERE HE IS? WOULD YOU HOLD IT POWN A BIT, GUVNOR? ;