Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
\ IS - THE IETHBRIDGI HERALD - Monday, March 1, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, MARCH 2 Your birthday today: Stead effort is required now to hold your gains and improve your situation. There is opportunity to convert some limitation into a positive strength. Today's natives are steady, middle - of-the - road people capable of carrying long-term responsibilty. ARIES (March 21-AprlI 19): Patience with competition from older colleagues, legalistic details are featured. Take nothing for granted in social contacts or serious business. Review your position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a go-it-alone day. Take your chances without involving others. Look after home im- Lawrence:e. lamb, m. d. iVo evidence colas cause sterility Dear Dr. Lamb - I would appreciate an answer to my problem. A year ago I read somewhere that drinking colas is excess as a youth might make one sterile in adulthood. I have a family of three children, ranging in age from 18, 12 and 9. They were content drinking an 8 - ounce bottle of cola a year ago. Now I find them drinking a 16 - ounce bottle every day as though it was water. They laugh at me when I tell them that it may affect their reproduction system in later life. I'm sure that if I can show them in print that I am correct in stating this, I would stand a better chance of laying down the law. Too, I don't get my wife's support because she says it's like drinking water. I say it's not and I'm writing you to settle this problem. Dear Reader - I think you must have read about the use of cyclamates in soft drinks. Cyclamates injected in rats affected the chromosomes, causing some concern that in large amounts might cause birth defects. No such effect has ever been observed in man. You are really a lucky parent to need worry only about your children drinking too much cola these days. You and your wife must have done a wonderful job of rearing them and your concern for your children's habits is probably one reason you don't have some of the problems other parents do these days. It is true that cola drinks are "soft drugs" just like coffee. They contain a stimulant and when used in excess can cause nervousness or even trouble with the digestive system. In a sense colas and coffee are mild liquid "go pills." They have the opposite effect from tranquilizers. There is no evidence, however, that cola drinks affect the reproductive system. In fact, the cola generation seems to have been about as active or more so than the previous generation. Dear Dr. Lamb - I am a woman 42 years old. During an examination I was advised that my heart beat did not rise above 60. That, of course, is during normal activities. Is this unusual or serious? Dear Reader - A slow heart rate may be normal and mean good physical condition. Rodger Bannister's heart rate at rest when he was in condition to break the 4-minute mile was less than 40. There are some disorders of the heart that cause a slow heart rate but a heart tracing is necessary to identify them. Normal slow heart rates are often associated with longer life than fast resting heart rates. provement. Spend a quiet evening in study, mediation. GEMINI (May 21-June 2D): Put in a sound job at your regular work, expecting no miracles or innovations. Await details of disturbing news before taking drastic action. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Resolve to do a competent, individual job of anything you touch. Family, group affairs entail some inconvenieces or sacrifice. LEO July 23 - Aug. 22): Former associations, losing ventures are better left behind despite a nostalgic appeal. Keep moving; avoid detailed wrangles with unco-operative individuals. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Check your facts and figures as you go along. Temporary delays, minor confusions of schedule are normal and offer a chance to learn. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today carries a hint of austerity, with resources slow to come in. Possibly you've been overlooked in some planning. It's no loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Associates develop sudden whims. Neglected financial details cause passing inconvenience. Screen out distractions, time-consuming people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Cheer up. Skip travel, or keep it to a minimum. Avoid detours and side trips, particularly in tHs later hours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Discretion is essential in discussing money matters. Stay home and mind your own affairs. You'll catch or prevent Dinosaur age Andy sends a complete 20-volume set .of the World Book Encyclopedia to Bruce Eveleigh, age 11, of Ottawa, 5, Ontario, for his question: What was the earth like when the dinosaurs lived? Mankind and his immediate ancestors has struggled through only a million years of patient progress. Meanwhile the world of nature around him has changed many times. The chapters have included four major ice ages, countless crustal upheavals and switches of scenery in the landscape. The story of the dinosaurs spanned 170 million years. During those long ages, the earth remodeled herself many times and each changing chapter created a different world. � * * Our luxurious world supports an estimated three million species of plants and animals. But a mere handful of them were there to share the earth with the dinosaurs - and most of GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN l� Wit Br Ta� CKIcih TMMl ANSWERS TO BRIDGE QUIZ t).1-Both vulnerable, and as South you hold: +M7S4 VQV>% 01*7 32 +8S The bidding has proceeded: We* North East Mk 10 Dble, Pas* 1> Past x a sure Kin-Mr, and the doubleton club efcould produce a trick tor Mm. O. I-As South, vulnerable, you hold: eMSZ ^AR 4QS 4>AKJ108S The bidding has proceeded: North East South Wert 1 ^ Pais 2 *> Pass 3 S> Pasi * What do you bid now? A.-Thtre Is, of course, lis doubt that you must Insist upon reaching a game contract, but car* should be exercised to reach In* right one. Our preferred call la a jump to four clubs. Tola |ump by responder Is forcing In our system. If partner has a really good heart ault, he should proceed to four hearts. If not, he should go to five clubs, for arhleh there abould be a reason, (bl* play. Q. 3-Both vulnerable, and at South yon hold: 4>JS5 KQ73 6 7 OA1097842 +QJ The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 *> Pass 10 Put J NT Pass ? What do yoa bid now? A,-The proper approach W the current problem is this: "What would Ce my response If partner had opened with a bid of two no trump?" I think under those conditions you would ba willing to bid a slam in diamonds. Your partner's jump rabid to three no trump describes band of about tha high card content or an opening two not trump bid, so that a *ls di� Bond bid la oar choice. Q. 8-Neither aide Is vulnerable, your partner has opened with one spade, and you hold: *A�8742 S What is your response? A.-Three spades, forcing to game. Despite the possession of six trumps, a leap to four spadus would be Improper. Such a bid denotes a highly unbalanced hand with great tramp support, but it must not contain as many as ID high cord points. This hand Is the equivalent of an opening bid, and the jump bid showing �tiugth U cluily tadkntCU these were unrecognizable ancestors of our modern species. The Alps and the high Himalayas were still unborn, the geography of land and sea was very different and so was the earth's sceriary. The dinosaur story began with the Mesozoic Era, 230 million years ago, and ended when it closed, about 60 million years before the arrival of mankind. Small, early dinosaurs appeared in the Triassic Period of this era. They began to thrive when the warm, moist ages that had supported the swampy coal forests turned cool and dry. Other primitive reptiles and the few existing insects survived the climatic change. So did the mosses and tichens. But tough conifers replaced much of the old ferny foliage and the giant amphibians departed. The Triassic landscape was a patchwork of wind - blown deserts, scrubby slopes and soggy marshes. The little two-legged and four-legged dinosaurs grew bigger and more varied. Some fed on dry land plants, others on coarse water-weeds and, as always, some dinosaurs dined on other dinosaurs. On our continent the east and west provided flurries of volcanic activity. The following Jurassic Period remodeled our western scenery. The restless crust uplifted the mighty Sierra Nevada and a shallow sea swamped much of California. But the earth continued to favor the dinosaurs. They adopted a multitude of strange forms and stupendous sizes. A few took to the air and became the first birds. The dinosaur population explosion dominated all other creatures of the Triassic world. Things were still favorable when the Cretaceous Period began. But this chapter of the earth's history brought mysterious changes that finally spelled the doom of the dinosaurs. The seas rose and swamped much of North America. Birds and insects multiplied and the primitive mammals improved. The plant world added many new species and at last the first green grasses carpeted the earth. * * * The dinosaurs thrived and survivedthrough many changes of earth scenery. Then, their 170 million year success story ended. In just a few thousand years they declined and all of them departed. Perhaps they could not eat the new grasses or perhaps the mammals devoured their eggs. In any case, their stupendous population was wiped out and the earth's next chapter provided a suitable setting for the age of mammals. Questions asited by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beacii, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) mishaps by being on the spot. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Everybody is leading you on just a ittle further than the situation warrants. Older people are critical if you take them for granted. PISCES (Feb. It-March 20): This isn't a good day for applications, official inquiries. Patience is noted, makes a difference later. Deal with home annoyances in simple terms. No recriminations. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) Henderson backs control on pollution EDMONTON (OP) - Strip mining of coal should not be allowed unless it can be determined that permanent damage to the land will not result, Health Minister James Henderson told the legislature. Mr. Henderson was replying to statements by Bill Yurko (PC - Strathcona East) who had been critical of tbev province's pollution control efforts. Mr. Henderson said Mr. Yurko was wrong in trying to apply United States pollution control legislation to Alberta. "I'm a little tired of hearing about the superiority of U.S. legislation," he said. American environmental legislation couldn't be used in Canada because of differences in the political system and the ownership of resources. Mr. Henderson said that on a visit to U.S. strip mining areas he had seen millions of acres of land left scarred and no attempts made to return them to their natural state. "We have nothing to apologize for in pollution control . . . we're second to none." Mr. Yurko, who frequently interrupted the health minister's speech, said the department of health is monitoring carbon monoxide levels in Edmonton from the third floor of a building when the gas actually concentrates at street level. Also, he said, the government has done nothing to take an air pollution census or inventory to constantly read bow serious the problem is. Mr. Henderson said the government will not "squander thousands of dollars ... for something that will be nothing but a conversation piece for some interested people." He said existing monitoring systems were set up to determine trends and more high-priced equipment is not needed to determine pollution levels. Grain acreage levels return is predicted SASKATOON (CP) - The secretary - general of the Canada Grains Council says 1971 grain acreages will return to traditional levels. Dr. Donald A. Dever of Winnipeg was addressing a conference here sponsored by the Saskatchewan department of agriculture. He said 1971 acreage predictions call for increases of almost 67 per cent in wheat, 60 in barley, and 1.3 in rapeseed; and decreases of 28.5 per cent in oats, 34 in summer fallow, 26 in rye and 69 in mixed grains. Traditional acreages in Saskatchewan before the reduced planting last year, he said, are 13.46 million acres of wheat, 5.18 million of the barley, 2.23 of oats, 2 million of rapeseed and 429,000 of rye. Dr. Dever said farmers could plan their seeding programs by relating them to the changes between 1971 projections and actual 1970 plantings. "The figures you arrive at may not be your final guide but, based on previous patterns, it will be a useful guide. "Your marketing instinct may cause you to increase your wheat acreage by more than two-thirds and, for other reasons known only to you, you may eliminate barley production from your plans. "But, by utilizing a pattern established by tradition, / you will have a new plan from which to work " SOMETIMES ITS EASflO 6tT niMMIWIIDS-By TOM K. 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