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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE UTHBRIDGE HPRAID Thursday, 14, 1973 Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Your birthday today: Life is like a kaleidoscope. The slightest readjustment pro- vokes a series of abrupt changes to different terns. Today's natives some- times have a propensity for mathematics, sometimes the opposite, but always a pen- chant for theorizing. ARIES (March 21-April Family members assume ini- tiative, may distract you un- necessarily, ll's up to you to get around them. TAURUS (April 20-May Make no extra outlays until you've lined up your week's accounts, settled outstanding obligations. GEMINI (May 21-June Planning for changes in work, vacations, social activities is all very fine, but do your reg- ular work now. CANCER (June 21-July Curb your impulse to criticize. Special attention to your work- mates, but not their personal lives. LEO (July 23-Aug. Dis- agreements seem natural to- day. You needn't expand them into schisms. Budget-making is helpful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Your work and other aspects of your visible daily living come to critical review with possibility of pressure. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. It is necessary to decide whether to take a side or to avoid taking sides. Stick with your decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Xov. The world seems to expect you to put a dollar value on nearly everything. Hold out for esthe- tic values. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Today's eclipse is enough excuse for an extra rest-break. In subtle ways this is a turn- ing point in your experience. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Endless rounds of bicker- ing are easy to begin, but dif- ficult to exit. Take time. You have a wiuM-e rival. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Wind up your workweek putting every minute to advan- empt from pressures. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Any lapse in your performance provokes criticism. Those who comment may distract you. 1973, The Chicago Tribune LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Many adult deaths aren't explained HOW AWT AN ICE CREAM jfo- 0 ONE ICE CONE COM Dear Dr. Lamb A few days! There is no way to be cer-1 TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan ago in our local newspaper you had an article on unexplained deaths in infants. Can you tell me anything about unexplained deaths in adults About six months ago our daughter age 29; married, with two small children, Hi and tain what caused your daught- er's death from the information at hand. Certainly an irregular- ity of the heart which interferes with the heart's inability to pump blood to the brain can re- sult in a convulsion. If the pumping action of the heart j isn't restored, brain damage and death can ensue. I assume from your remarks that adequate studies were done to prove that there was I SUPPOSE WVE HEARP 1ME JUP6E WANTS TO CHANGE TWEItWN NAME? m ALWAYS UCKEP PJZZAZr.lVESUeeESTEP A MUCH NAME TO HiMi died with no explanation. About three weeks before her death she had a convulsion and was rushed to the hospital nSv no hemorrhage in the brain, I seven hours. They ran the brain wave tests heart tests and after four days she was dis- missed with no explanation. Then about three weeks later she just fell over while having breakfast with her two chil- dren. She was in excellent health and except for the or- Fun figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a dif- ferent digit. You know the dangers of add- iction to but please re- raember our POT is odd! What the SALES be? LET'S STOP POT SALES Thanks for an idea to G. A. Ferrell, Huntsville, Alabama. (Answer tomorrow) Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS June 14, 1973 Charles I of England suf- fered final crushing defeat at the hands of Parliamen- tary forces 328 years ago to- 164S-at the battle of Naseby. The battle was decided by the superior dis- cipline of Cromwell's new Model Army, which did not break when attacked and did not thin out when in pur- suit of the Royalists. The Parliamentarians captured 100 standards and all the king's muskets and cannon, ending further resistance. French with- drew the last of their troops from Morocco. troops cap- tured Paris during the Sec- ond World War. first union par- liament met at Kingston, Ont. Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, was born at litchfield, Conn. h e Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States. suddenly in young people, and that there were no other impor- tant anatomical findings, which is the reason for your doctor stating that the death was caused by a heart irregularity. The cause even for serious ir- regularities of the heart is not 3K she always possible uniiry cimonooa diseases sne ftloM was never sick. She had no anxieties nor complained of any physical illness. About three weeks before her convul- sion she had had a severe sore throat and received penicillin and was apparently cured. An autopsy was performed but nothing was found wrong with any of her organs. The death certificate was listed as cardiac arrhythmia The doctors who attended her suggested she must have had rheumatic fever as a child. I checked with the doctor she had when she was a child and he said, no way could she have had rheumatic fever. We would like to know for our own peace of mind as well as wondering if there might be something the children could inherit. We would appreciate any comment OF BLONDIE-By Chic Young you could make. Dear Reader There are probably a lot of adult deaths that are not explained. An ex- amination may show liver dis- ease, heart disease, or a var- iety of abnormal conditions which can develop in the course of life but their presence alone does not mean that they are the cause of death. These find- ings may be coincidental. that there was a birth defect in the complex electrical me- chanism of the heart. This, however, doesn't mean that it. would be passed on to the chil- i dren. It could have been from old rheumatic fever and, inciden- tally, children do have rheuma- tic fever without sufficient ill- ness to make it possible to es- tablish a diagnosis at the time. There may be no associated strep throat, joint pains, or other findings. Only later in adult life can it be determined in retrospect that someone had rheumatic fever in some of these cases. Microscopic exam- ination of the tissues some- times is the only way that the diagnosis can be established. Cardiac irregularities that occur spontaneously with no apparent cause and result in death do not leave any evi- dence to be seen on examina- tion afterward. I'd like to emphasize that many cardiac irregularities are minor and of no consequence. Almost all of us have an occa- i sional skipped beat whether we are aware of them or not. But they can be serious, even in young, apparently healthy peo- ple. Mllr op COURSE IT'S A CHOICE" EITHER YOU SAT ir vl, OR YOU DON'T BEETLE BAILEY-By Mart Walker Ask Andy X WANT TO EMPMAeize THAT NO COUNTRY We STILL HAVE A FEW RULES jtotf LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp GOREN ON BRIDGE EAST' 464 V 9 7 4 3 OK 10 84 Q 10 9 BY CHARLES H. GOREN Till Cltleito TriboM Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A J92 C'852 0 9632 WEST A A 10 8 5 3 V 10 S OJ75 A C 2 SOUTH AKQ7 V A K Q J OAQ The bidding: North East Sooth West Pass Pass 3 NT Pau Pass Pass Opening lead: Five of Altho a nearly valueless dummy did not offer much comfort to South, the declar- er at three no trump, he did have a legitimate play for his contract. West opened the five of spades and South put up the jack from dummy. When this card held the first trick, declarer realized that he was in the North hand for the last time, and he led a small dub. East followed with the nine find South played the jack. Observe that if West takes his ace, he can establish the spades with one more lead; however, he has no card of reentry left to run the suit. In the meantime, South can clear the clubs by playing the king and another club. East is in with the queen, tut he is unable to reach his partner and declarer has nine spades, four hearts, one diamond and two clubs. When South played tha jack of clubs from his hand, West realized that it would not be profitable to release his only entry too soon, so he followed to the trick with the deuce of clubs. West's play was made without undue hesitation so as not to alert the declarer, and South reasoned, there- fore, that the outstanding strength in the suit was held by East. Declarer according- ly continued with a small club and East was in with the ten. A spade return ena- bled West to ckar that suit, and when he subsequently gained the lead with tie ace of clubs, West cashed enough spade tricks to de- feat the contract. South could have circum- vented his opponent's shrewd holdup in clubs, by continuing with the king in- stead of a low club after his jack held. West is obliged to release "his ace on the sec- ond round and his spades never come into play as de- clarer still has a stopper in that suit. When the queen of clubs is driven out subse- q u e n 11 y, South has nine tricks. While there was no way for South to suspect that West held the ace of clubs, he had nothing to tae by continuing with the king. It is a moral certainity that East has the queen of clubs, so it must be right first to dislodge the ace of clubs, which might be an entry to the danger hand. Why 60 seconds? Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Betty Simon, age 12, of Fowler, Michigan, for her question: Who thought of dividing the minute into 60 seconds? This system was invented thousands of years ago and we are not likely to change il when we change our other fig- i uring to the metric system. It is based on the circle, which is related to the clock dial and also to the rising and setting of heavenly bodies. The circle also is related to angled corners of every description. Adjusting the passage of time, plus all our convenient angles to the decimal system of ten would be just too much. Our time divisions were in- vented by early astronomers, before the beginning of modern history. They were invented by the magi or wise men who lived in ancient Mesopotamia. Their flat land spread between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that flow toward the- Persian Gulf. This was a fertile re- gion where a settled civiliza- tion began to flourish at least years ago. The region was plundered by barbaric nomads and there were wars between rival com- munities. But the fertile fields yielded plenty of food and also time for other things be- sides scratching for a living. The Mesopotamians had leisure time to think and study, to pur- sue arts and hobbies and to satisfy their curiosity by ob- serving nature. It so happened that their expanse of flat plain offered a stupendous view of the sky. They watched with wonder as tfce heavenly bodies moved across the celestial dome above their heads. j These early astronomers built tall pyramids called tig- i i gurats, terraced with stairways i TKEOMW REASOK) HARVARD HASN'TA DEPARTMENT OF HILL- BiLLV CULTURE 1S> THEY HAD OME O' THAP, GRANDEST CULTURAL. TRADITIONS IS NOTREADff-i'-- Bob Montana MISS PHURS DID YOU SEE 7MS...OH MY to study the stars. They also invented a number system and a system of circles to make accurate observations of celes- tial motions. Their number sys- tem was based on multiples of six, just as the metric ss'stem is based on multiples of ten. Their circles and half circles recorded the passage of time, as they charted the motions of heavenly bodies across the sky. They divided their basic cir- cle into 360 equal segments or degrees. We still use them. A half circle spanning from hori- zon to horizon through the top of the sky is 180 degrees, a quarter circle is 90 degrees. These figures are multiples of six. The scholars of ancient Mesopotamia observed that during a day and night period, celestial circles pass once over- head. They used their favorite _., _ _ number again to divide AND LOlS-Ry> Dfk time period into 24 hour pe- riods. It was, you must .admit, a neat and workable system. Hence, it was logical to use the six again to divide the hour into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds. When you know the handy circle's exact centre, radius lines can be drawn to the cir- cumference. The diameter is ;wo radii, forming one straight iine through the centre. It di- vides the circumference into two halves of 180 degrees. A quarter circle encloses 90 de- grees. The corner of this piece of pie gives us an angle of 90 degrees. A similar slice of 80 degrees gives a corner angle of K) degrees, and so on. Through thousands of years, this re- markable system has worked successfully to measure angles and the passing hours. No, we are not likely to remodel it to match the metric system. Questions atked by children of Herald readers shotM mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 795. HnntingtMi Beach, California f -LIKEWISE., WORRYIU', MOT BATHIM', AM' MOT 'to'NOBODY BUT ME THAT IS A CULTURE. WE MUST PRESERVE.'.1" JUGHEAD, WHAT'S THE THIS? YOU TOLD AAETO LEAVE... THE TWO ToueHEsr THINGS IN THIS WORLD ARE NOT TO HAVE A DECENT PLACE TO '-AND TME SECONP IS TO HAVE ONE SHORT RIBS-By Frank Ofteal HAGAR the HORRIBLf-By Oik WHAT rlAVB YOU <30T TO OFFER OF LoVg AMP FULL OP WHAT r 8LJM 16 AT youe CAN'T BUGS BUNNY CtVPE WOUU? BE LOTS O COMPANY PER VA... HE'S A TALKER; LET'S HEAR HIM SAY SOMETHING' WHEN VtXrttS ALONE YOU TEND TO FANTASIZE ABOUT SUPERHUMAN PHYSICAL BUT IN REALITY YOU'RE A MEEK, AAIU? LITTLE MAN! ;