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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, March 2, 1973 Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, MARCH 3 your birthday today: Relations take on an exciting, tentative quality, with deep experience to bp shared. Today's natives invest much hard work in getting a sound personal establishment, ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Keeping things' simple in emotional matters is essential. Skip heavy physical exertions in favor of intellectual pursuits. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Routines turn out quite well, enlivened by cheerful conversation, breezy stories, practical jokes to be endured in good humor. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Sudden arrivals, turns of circumstance upset plains, but shouldn't disturb your serenity. Listen for intuitive guidance. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Reach out to find others oi similar interests. Bring your mate with you if you have one, explore new scenes LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Abruptly your wagon is again hitched to a star and you can go higher in morale and adventurous ideas. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Make the most of a rather pleasant day, settle matters as they come up, first tilings first, enjoy filling in details. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Personal projects move forward in accord with the energy you invest. Social contacts are provocative or inspiring. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Possessions are favored; you can make a trade or sell off a white elephant. Your favorite charity waits for contributions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today sparkles with startling news, personal surprises, a touch of glamor on almost every thing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. lit): The baiter course to follow is all laid out for you, has been largely determined by your past, choices. Gel an early start. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. lb)'. Bring pending projects to a stopping point, as other more urgent activities are required of you on little notice PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Leave yourself time for romance, emotional pursuits, meditation. It's a quiet but detail-filled day for real diligence. 1073, The Chicago Tribune Diabetes linked ivith infection WASHINGTON (AP) ~ New experiments with mice strengthen the possibility human diabetes sometimes develops as a delayed reaction to some past or repeated viral infection such as a common cold or mumps, a government researcher reports. Dr. Abner L. Notkins of the National Institute of Dental Research described production of a diabetes-like condition in mice by exposing them to a variant of a virus that causes brain and heart damage. The mouse virus is called encephalomyocardities (EMC). Diabetes afflicts about five inllion North Americans, and physicians report about 350,000 new cases each year. Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS March 2, 1973 . . . The last Holy Roman Emperor died 138 years ago today-in 1835-ending an 'institution founded by Charlemagne more than 900 years before. The Emperor Francis of Austria had raled the homeland since 1792 and was forced to give up the now-empty title of Roman Emperor in 1806. His politi-c a 1 right-hand-man was Count Metternich, who helped rebuild Europe after N a p o 1 e o n's defeat, but Francis ruled Austria alone and his one-man system broke down under his successor. 1950- After two weeks of unrest, a state of emergency was declared in the British protectorate of Ny-asaland in Africa. 1956-Morocco achieved its independence. 1947-M a r t i a 1 law was proclaimed in Palestine. 1916-The Russians captured Bitlis, Armenia, during the First World War. 1877-Brantford,. Ont, was incorporated. GOREN ON BRIDGE by CHARLES H. GOREN �) 1*73, Tb� CNuto TribeiM Neither vulnerable. North deals. NORTH * 1045 4 2 S? QJ OK 10 5 * AQJ8 WEST EAST  E85 4j973 3 0 Pass Pass 4 pay- SCRIBBLE INTO Iff 15 #R��Cft" BIONDIE-By Chic Young Ask Andy Harmful bacteria Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Andra Harris, age 12, of Waynoka, Oklahoma, for her question: What percentage of bacteria are harmful? Scientists hesitate to give a specific answer to this question. These midgets are invisible to the naked eye and tracking them down requires tedious research. Naturally the most urgent targets are those that are potential enemies of people, plants and animals. We also know many beneficial types, but not a fair enough proportion of the netural types. Thousands of bacteria strains have been identified but nobody knows how many others are waiting to be discovered. Hence, we can only guess what percentage of the total bacteria population is harmful. Some bacteriologists assume that the teeming majority is made up of neutral types that do no direct good or harm to living plants, animals or people. Certainly these far outnumber the known baddies. Back in 1941, researchers at Cornell University tried to estimate the total bacteria population of the United States. The fascinating project was based on samples taken from the soil and water, from the surface of plants and the in-sides of animals and people. The astronomical total ran to more than ten septillion, each septillion being figure one with a tail of 24 zeros. Nobody claimed that this impossible census was anything but a rough estimate and nowadays most experts might say it was way too low. However, the categories used to assemble this bacteria census provide some helpful information about our friends and enemies. The percentages were estimated on numbers of bacteria in different categories. Though the investigators warned that figures for harmful bacteria are likely to be higher than they really are. Based on some 10 septillion bacteria we could encounter in the United States, about 100 quintillion could be harmful to people. Animals could be harmed by twice that number but only one tenth as many might injure the plant world. These figures do not give a clear or precise picture and show that estimating the number of our bacterial enemies is just about impossible. A more general figure esti mates that of every 30,00 bacteria, only one is potentially harmful to living people, ani mals and plants. However, this would be much higher during an epidemic, when disease bacteria tend to multiply far faster than helpful and harmless ones. * �  We must conclude that at present it is impossible to give a precise estimate of the harmful, helpful and harmless bac teria that share every corner of our world. But we do know that our enemies are a very smull minority. They are way out numbered by those that help us directly or indirectly and mostly likely the largest majority are neutral bacteria that neither help nor harm us. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) j^WWAT'S Ji"-^ REALLY J ONLY, WHEN I SERVE ^1 THE SWEDISH MEATBALLS, I HOLLER "BY YUMPIN' YIMINY" BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker 111 ABNER-By Andy Capp ARCHIE-By Bob Montana --BAND FR.EO/ J I CAME FOR^ DIDN'T ^YOUR CHICKEN YOU TAKE. ^ CASSEROLE /: ANYrH/NG?/...I'LL GET IN LINE HI AND LOIS~By Dik Browne SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal Fish block roads BRISTOL, England (AP) -Herring blocked roads into ; Bristol yesterday and caused morning rush-hour chaos. More than a ton of the fish slithered off a truck along two miles of road. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browne POU'T DEItfe THAT- YOU'LL SPOIL YOUR Appenre! FOR DINNER ? MY FAAAOU9 PARSNIP STEIA) BUGS BUNNY ' APMIT IT, SYLVESTER, ISN'T THIS BETTER THAN ZOOMIN' ALONG, TH' EXPRESSWAY DRIVIKl'ALOMS THESE COUNTRY BOAI7S WE SET SACK T NATURE... SEE LIFE AS IT USEt? �'BE, 267900 ;