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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE U5THIRIDGE HIRAIO Saturday, June 2, 1973 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Your birthday today: Finds you set for a year of healthy self-interest. Increased earn- ings are probable. It's a chal- lenge to find time for medi- tation. Relationships tend to volatile episodes requiring care. Today's imaginative na- tives follow many callings. ARIES (March 21-April Without haste or waste, reach out to renew contact with old friends. Make the day a per- sonal (vacation from regular duties. TAURUS (April 20-May Do your share of the commun- ity's Sunday observances. Ro- mance is strong and fresh. Your friends are in a mad. rush to nowhere. GEMINI (May 21-June Your energy stirs everybody, may get you in the middle. Any invitation to make easy money is a risk, not an invest- ment. CA'NCER (June 21-July If your clothes are not quite right, give serious thought to replacements soon. It's a good pastime on a day of mild sur- prises. LEO (July 23-Aug. Sur- vey your family conditions this quiet Sunday. Leave driving to others, or proceed with care. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. The more completely you leave Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS The Gordon Riots began in London 193 years ago to- c a y n Lord George Gordon, the son of a Scottish duke, led a mob to petition Parliament to reim- posa penalties on Roman Catholics which had been lifted two years before. There were about 450 cas- ualties in several days of chaos, during which New- gate prison and the Bank of England were attacked and countless Catholic chapels and homes pillaged. Gordon was acquitted of treason since it could not be shown that he intendsd rioting, but he died in prison, age 42 in 1783, when he could not give guarantees of good conduct after finishing his jail term for libel. Canadian Con- tingent took part in the cor- onation of Queen Elizabeth n in Westminster Abbey. Nazi doctors, who experimented on pris- oners during the Sscond World War, were hanged at Landsberg prison. and Mussolini met at Brenner Pass. principle of the telephone was discovered by Alexander Graham, Bell. became the first American state to in- troduca prohibition. the workweek behind you, the better. Avoid commitments. Meditation comes naturally. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Be receptive; let life flow in a deep quiet tide. An unfortun- ate incident may put you into an unaccustomed role. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Pursuit of your goals can make this a most noteworthy Sun- day. Achievements may in- clude insight into yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Now you hear many touch- ing stories of others' lives. Con- tinue your pet hobbies and amusements in available mo- ments. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Meddling with family pos-j sessions upsets everybody don't do it! Organize your rou- tines a little at a time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 29 Feb. SETU AQUARIUS (Jan. 29 Let the spiritual factors! TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan of life guide you past all sorts _ _ Ask Andy Serious pest? Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Louise Letnick, age 11, of Montreal, Quebec, for her question: Is the house sparrow a serious pest? Some people rate the house sparrow as a serious pest but bird experts usually rate him merely as an aggravating little nuisance. He is called the Euro- pean sparrow or the English sparrow as a tribute to his na- tive home. He also has been called the tramp, the hoodlum and the gamin, which is a sort of street bandit. These less flattering aliases are clues of his nasty character and to his city dwelling preferences. the multiplying flocks from New York spread throughout the continental United States, up to Canada and down to Mex- ico. In 1913, house sparrows ar- rived in San Diego. Long before this, people were thoroughly fed up with the so- called English sparrow. His shabby nests infested buildings in the cities and on the farms. The aggressive little bully drove away purple martins, bluebirds and other charming and useful birds that formerly lived near human habitations. A generation ago, nobody had a good word to say for the quarrelsome, loud mouthed hcuse sparrow. Nowadays his numbers are decreasing, possi- bly because horses have been replaced by autos- Though we call him a spar- J. TT t Our native sparrows are dear roW) he is not related to our sweet singing sparrows of the little birds who live shy lives in the woods and thickets. Until the 1850s, they were the only sparrows of North America. Actually, they are finches, but the early settlers from the Old World called them sparrows because this was their name for other small birds of Europe and Asia. Apparently they for- got that their Old World spar- row was an aggressive little bully. They remembered only that this little brown bird was a city dweller, who fluttered and chirruped around horses and stables, scratching for oals and other grain. They also recalled that he devoured the drop- worm, a caterpillar who de- vours the foliage of certain shade trees. These memories of home led to a sad mistake. It was decided to import the European sparrow to city life in North America. The first eight pairs arrived from England in 1850 and failed to survive in Brooklyn, New York. The next year more arrived and survived. About 20 more shipments were imported during the next 30 years. It is not known whether they de- voured the caterpillars as ex- pected. But we do know that the nasty little house sparrow soon began to display his belli- gerant character. He also proved his talent for multiplying hatching brood after brood through the summer seasons. And he liked to travel. He hitched rides on the old horse-and-buggy and some say he even rode boxcars on the railroads. In a few years finch family. The so-called house sparrow is a shabby cou- sin of the elegant weavers. These well-mannered birds are master builders and nests are works of art. Some have handsome plumage and very long graceful tails. Unlike the brash little house sparrow, they avoid cities and live quietly in the wilds. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Bos 765. Hnnticgton Beach, California S2648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973> of "unproductive" distractions. Avoid excess. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Spend time with loved ones. Although friends bustle about, you needn't. Avoid spending money. MONDAY, JUNE 4 Your birthday today: Pur- poseful change is your motto for the coming year. Compe- tition this year inspires you to superior achievement. To- day's natives are natural traveller? who often select some technical subject for special study. ARIES (March 21-April Use lively ideas promptly, even in haste, while you're in the rush of enthusiasm. Do no "fa- vors" today. TAURUS (April 20-May Though closer and more affec- tionate, associates can impede your work find a middle course. There's a possibility of increasing earning power. GEMINI (May 21-June Intuition leads you through a creative day. Humor sparkles. Be hospitable and make your friends comfortable. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Recent -puzzles are resolved when more details are complet- ed. Bargain hunting succeeds, for once. LEO (July 23-Ang. Ex- ert yourself to be seen and beard this extremely produc- tive day. Ask for what you're sure is yours. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. More has been working in your favor than you realized. Tech- nical advice can be helpful, but WHATA EVERYWHERE I TURN PREPATORYSPECTRE Of- HIL0E6ARP HAMHOCKER IN FOR TrIE KILL! IT'S A LOSIN' PATUE THE YOU HAVE LEVEL.EP0FFJ STILL SlNetEJ TAKE FELLA i I HAVE NEWS FOR BLONDIE-By Chic Young New militia commander WINNIPEG (CP) The 100 members of the Prairie Militia Araa have a new com- mander today, Brig.-Gen. Hugh Comack of Winnipeg. He succeeds Brig.-Gen. J. L. Summers of Saskatoon. The Prairie Militia Area, with headquarters in Winnipeg, s responsible for all militia units in Manitoba, Saskatch- ean, Alberta and northwestern Ontario. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN nn, Tm Tritvn WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. South, vulnerable; the dealer, you hold: OAI042 4AJ What is your opening bid? Q. t Neither vulnerable, South you hold: OKQJ4324KQ43 Your partner opens with two no trump. What is your response? i Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 473VAQ6420AQ10974K The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 V Pass 14 Pass t 0 Pass 3 0 Pass What do you bid now? Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4K3W70A109654J92 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass INT Pass Pass Dole. Puss What do you bid now? Q. "vulnerable, as South you hold: AKQ10 7 VI 0AJ10 3 2 4K 6 3 The bidding has proceeded: East South 14 What do you bid? Q. South, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: East South West North 14 Dble. Pass 1