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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 Wl UTHMIDGE NiRAtD July 25, 1973 COLUMNIST'S NOTEBOOK By HAL BOYLE Sears FATHER'S DAY CONTEST WINNERS The 7 lucky winners of Sears "Vacation in Canada" contest held in June. The national contest included 6 nights at a CN hotel and spending money for dad. The lucky winners were: MR. O. I. HOUGH 2804 Cumberland Ave. Saskatoon, Sask. MR. A. DONAHUE 124 Wordsworth Way Winnipeg, Man. MR. J. WOUF 10631 75 St. Edmonton, Alta. MR. L YEOMANS 21 Regent St. East St. John, N.B. MR. P. THIBAULT 1428 St. Victor P.Q. MR. E. GRAVES 4004 low Road Victoria, B.C. MR. E. 0. WESTWORTH 23 Sherwood Ave. Amherstview, Ont. AIRFARE TO AND FROM THE CHOSEN CITY VIA 'AIR CANADA' NEW YORK (AP) Tilings n columnist might never know if be didn't open his mail: There is a good reason why Hong Kong streets are cleaner than at any oBier time in history. You can now be fined up to for littering them. One problem in reaching world understanding is the multitude of tongues in which the world babbles. According to the National Georgrapbic Society, man now speaks languages and dialects, rang- ing from Abakan to Zyrien. Up to 800 attempts have been made to create an internation- al language. The best known, Esperanto, developed, by Dr. Ludwig L. Zamehof in 1887, now is spoken by some people. How much of the earth was an ice cube during the ice Age? The sheets of creeping ice cov- ered about a tenth of the earth's surface, or about 19.6 million square miles. But in a sense the earth is still in an ice age. Ice new covers about six million square miles of land. THEY STAY PUT Goldfish have been favorite household pets in China for more than years. One ad- vantage of goldfish over cats and dogs is that they stay in one place and don't leave scales all over the furniture. Nature notes: The ivory in 1 an elephant's tusk weighs from 155 to 100 hundred pounds. An {animal that spends most of its life sleeping is the golden-mantl- jed squirrel. It hibernates for a j full seven months and even I during the rest of the year it is i a late-morning riser. You don't j think of birds flying underwat- er, but you might say that Aus- tralia's masked garnet birds can. They dive down 40 feet or more into the water in search of prey. Cemeteries ar for the living, too. There is so little green space left between Boston and New York City, that many peo- ple are turning to cemeteries in the region for recreational activities. A survey by the U.S. Forest Service found the ceme- teries were being used for 29 purposes other than interment. They included h i s t o r ical tours, picnicking, open air classrooms, bird watching, ball playing and dog walking. Worth remembering: "Chil- dren are a real comfort in your old age and they make you reach it sooner, too." Home, Sweet Home: Why do bees rarely get lost? Be- cause the bees remaining in the hive flex their abdomens to release a scent and then fan it out from the hive with their wings. The honey-seeking bees are able to zoom in on the scent, and use it as a homing signal. It was Tacitus who observed, "It is human nature to bate the man whom you have hurt." Americans develop a million new skin cancers yearly. Doc- tors blame most of them on ex- cessive exposure to the weather and particularly sunburn in attempts to gain a fashionable tan. The average man's body is said to contain about 66 pounds of muscle, 40 pounds of bone, and 3.35 pounds of brain. THe rest, supposedly, is fat, gristle and hot air. fe the American wife feed- ing her husband properly? The chances are only SO-SO that she is. According to an American Medical Association study, only about half the housewives in the country "can come rea- sonably close" to describing a nutritionally balanced meal "Quotable notables; "Mar- riage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings." 1st Vicki Baum. Exit lines; The dying of Sir Walter Scott, said to his family, were, "God bless you ail, I feel myself again." Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero, murmured, "I am absolutely undone." ATE A WHOLE OX Odd claims to fame: Jo- hann Ketzler of Munich, Ger- many, still holds the speed record for eating a whole roast- ed ox. It took him 42 days back in 1880. Worth remembering: "The reason many folks fail in life is because they are always at home when temptation calls but never there when oppor- tunity knocks at the door." Narrow but deadly: While hurricanes are usually many miles in diameter, tornadoes are usually no more than 260 yards. But this destructive rib- bon of fury, moving across country at about 65 miles an hour, contains whirling winds that reach a speed of 300 miles an hour anl shriek as loud as 100 jet planes. Folklore: A child born on Saturday will have to work hard for its living. But a child bora on Sunday will never know want. It is unlucky to put a shirt button in the wrong but- tonhole unless you take off the shirt and put it on again. It was Groucho Marx who observed, "When a person starts writing his memoirs, it's a sure sign he's washed up." Twice as many United States women as men now use tension-relieving pills, a medical survey has found. But this doesn't mean that twice as many women are nervous. Men are simply more likely to take a drink than a pill when up- tight. End cooking 'hot spots' 9-pc. deluxe stainless steel tri-ply set Save o "799 Sears 9-pe. Wt rf bought separately wouW cost Save on combination (tide included in piece count) a-Gteamfng, durable cookware wflh the unique lieat core' that cooks evenly, with little water; keeps its good looks for years of service. Vapor-seal covers keep the vitamin-rich goodness and flavours inside. Heat resistant Bakefite handles. Fingertip guards. Dish- washer-proof. Great buy! Tri-Ply The secret fe In the carton steel core sandwiched between heavy gauge stainless steel layers; eliminates tat spots'. The heat is dfetrtouted over the wrote surface of the utensil. Save S4.99 Stainless steel pressure cooker Rug. b-Wom discolour, keeps is beautrfJ shine Seals -n nutritious Safe, automatic pressure valve. Includes recipe boofc, Save 3-pc. set of mixing bowls 299 Reg. e-Made of gleaming slaintess with most else- trie Tiners Set" 1 ea. 32 60 and cap bonds. Serve 99c on 4-pint cap. whistling kettle 599 Reg. stainless steal kettle with copper bottom tor fastf even rteat.no, Feat- lures push-button spout cap. at Sflnpsortt-SMns you ost the finest guarantee MtistoeHon or money mfundMf Simpsons-Sears Ltd STORE HOURS Open doily from 9 30 o m to 5-30 p m. Thurs end Fri. 9-30 a m to 9-00 p.m. Centre VHIoge MoH Telephone 328-9231 REASONS WHY.-, it PAYS to buy from The Lethbridge Herald advertisers 1. YOU BENEFIT FROM A GREATER SELECTION advertising merchants, as a general rule, are better stocked. 2. YOU SAVE TIME IN SHOPPING consulting the ads before compiling your shopping list. 3. YOU SAVE MONEY keeping informed on the latest market prices. 4. YOU ARE ASSURED OF BETTER QUALITY -because you are doing business with reputable estab- lished firms. 5. YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A PROGRESSIVE CITIZEN patronizing the merchants whose advertisements appear m tnese columns. 6. YOU HELP BUILD better community by partonizing those who help build institutions. The Lethbtidge Herald "Serves The South" ;