Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 - THI UTHMIDOI HUtALD - Monday, March t, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, MARCH 9 Your Birthday Today: There is enough resistance to provoke you into a better organized, sustained prog ram of career achievement and self - improvement in the year ahead. ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Today you get back the same sort of emotional expression you have been projecting towards others. You have a streak of luck going. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Being ready to do for others means keeping everything simple and easily done. Favorable comment helps mate, loved ones. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Communication and communion from afar comes easier than here - and - now co-operation. There's good news to celebrate. CANCER (June 21 � July 22) An increase in your resources is coming. Select the practical course; ignore the clamor and urge toward needless luxury. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) Success today depends on bow you present and project yourself and your goals'. A hopeful, Cold grips European countries By REUTER Italian mountain peasants fought off packs of hungry wolves and a German lake was completely frozen for the first time this century Sunday as a late winter cold snap gripped Europe. Snow still lay in piles on the streets of Rome after Friday night's unexpected fall and thousands of villagers were cut off by drifts. For the first time in many years, the Vesuvius volcano outside Naples was covered with snow. In West Germany, the Starn-berger Lake southwest of Munich was completely frozen over for the first time since 188�. Most of Spain shivered and snow fell Sunday night in some northern parts of the country. The coldest weather for 42 years kept Belgium in its icy grip today with mid-day temperatures still below freezing. Cold weather continued to hit France and upset many horse racing fixtures which were cancelled for the third day running. SHOOTS THREE COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - An American bartender shot and seriously wounded three North Africans in a Copenhagen nightclub here, police said. They said Johnny Met-calif, 27, who has lived in Denmark for several years, was charged with attempted homicide. Police had no motive for the shooting. Curvature operation success TORONTO (CP) - Surgeons at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children successfully completed corrective surgery on a 12-year-old Virgin Islands girl suffering from spine curvature. The team operating on Deborah Romney was headed by Dr. John Hall, chief of orthopedic surgery at the hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Campbell MacArthur, who paid the girl's travelling expenses, said Dr. Hall waived his surgery fee and the girl's hospital expenses are being covered by a Shriner's temple. Had her spinal condition not been corrected, Miss Romney could have suffered lung damage and had to walk in a bent-over position. She still faces six months in cast. For the first three weeks, she will lie flat on her back in a special bed, then spent three months in a body cast and another three months in a protective plastic body shell. expansive mood comes naturally. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Put the small familiar problems aside and contemplate the larger issues of your life. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. 22): This should be one of those rare, vintage days in which most matters are going well and you enjoy everything that happens. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Partnership, family, community ventures thrive. If your work offers any chance of travel, by all means go ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Review your circle of friends, their special skills, find some way to open a fresh opportunity for all of you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Service agreements, home improvements, insurance matters are favored. Financial conditions improve with effort. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Convert theoretical gains into tangible results. Quietly ask for anything you've been promised. Charm makes the difference. PISCES (Feb. 19 March 20): In a family and community' building day, women are more prominent than men in almost all activities. Social skills and connections are tested. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Fabian Munn, age 8, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, for his question: What is the* history of the leopard? This big spotted oat has a life history of his own, plus a long family history. He enjoys his life in a warm country where there are bushes or leafy forests. But the experts tell us that his leopard ancestors lived in cold climates. This', of course, was 'way back in history. Nowadays, some of his cousins still live on cold, snowy mountains. But the usual leo- LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Calm your fears about cyclamates Dear Dr. Lamb - About a year ago, before the government banned cyclamates, I received a report from the FDA stating that among other things the use of cyclamates caused chromosome damage in mice. This has bothered me ever since. I have had one child, three years ago and am pregnant with the second. So I am bothered even more now. I have talked to three doctors about this and they just laughed it off. Well, I am wondering if all this worry is unfounded. I would appreciate it if you could answer this since I am having such a hard time getting a straight answer. Dear Reader - I understand your concern but you can relax. The experiments were based on GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN le i�n, Sr Tke CMutc Triton*] ANSWERS TO BRIDGE QUIZ Q. 1-As South vulnerable, you hold: 4K10SS2 Pass Pats Dble. Pats 1S The bidding has proceeded: Sooth West North East 1 A Pass 2 O Pas* What action do you take? a.-Three spades. After partner h�s shown a' reasonably good" band you. should insist upon fame and a jump rebid even in the ssme suit is forcing sfter a response st the two level. If the bidding develops constructively you may show the dlsmond support lster. Q. 4-Both vulnerable, as South you hold: *>AJ4 S?94 OBJ *AKQ97 5 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North 1 s> 2 e> Past 3 * Pass ? What action do you take? Av-Tims spades. T&* ttjppia* tlon, If any, to try three no trump should be resisted. Without protection in either red suit you msy meet with a surprise attack. After you show the spsde control you may rely on partner to reach for three no trump If his hsnd la suitable. Q. 5-Both vulnerable and as South you hold: *K4 7(4 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 2 Pass 2 A Pass 3 A Pass ? What action do you. take? a.-Four dlsmonds. This hand, opposite a bona fid* two demand bids offers fine prospects for slam end the ace of diamond* should be shown tho a game contract has already been indicated. Q. 8-Both vulnerable, as South you hold: AQ105 4 OQJ72 *97642 The bidding has proceeded: North East South 1V Dble. 7 What action do you take? A. - Pass. Nothing is to bo gained by bidding in this situation. Action by you can lead only to complications. The fear that the double will be left In for penalties is fanciful. It doesn't happen often enough to worry bout, injections of large doses. You couldn't absorb an amount from the digestive tract to equal the injection given the mice. There has been NO EVIDENCE of birth defects in humans caused by cyclamates despite the consumption of tons of it by millions of people. No one can guarantee a baby will be absolutely normal even if the mother had never heard of any artificial sweetener, but you can be confident that your previous use of cyclamates will have no effects on your children. Dear Dr. Lamb - In reading your articles I was reminded the medical profession hasn't found a cure for acne. Years ago my brother, now in law, was on the street and an old woman stopped him and said, "Say, sonny, if you will eat a big raw carrot, your face will clear up." Then a few years later his niece said to this man's wife, "What am I going to do about my face? I have gone to doctor after doctor and no one can help me." "Well, why don't you do as your uncle did - eat a large well - washed but not scraped carrot:" She did and it cleared her face-. I used it on two of my children and it stopped their pimples and they never developed any more. Another thing I had to learn for myself is what causes bad breath. Too much fat and rich food makes the liver sick, no more than three eggs in a week in my case. Also a sick liver made me have bilious attacks. Dear Reader - If a person has a vitamin A deficiency, carrots will help the skin. The richest source of vitamins in all vegetables is under the skin. Peeling them often wastes this good source. Perhaps some of the other readers will try your suggestion and let us know how well it works for them. About bad breath, it is true that digestive upsets can cause it. Fats may cause anyone with liver or gall bladder disease to have indigestion. The American Heart Association would ba pleased with your comment on limiting eggs to three a week- but the egg industry getsj downright hostile about that. pard detests the cold and refuses to leave his cozy wane climate in the tropics. Cats, of course, are meat eaters, armed with claws to catch their prey and fangs to tear their food into swallowable biltes. the leopard and other large members of the cat tribe are needed in the world of nature. Wherever they live, they are far outaumbered by the deer, the bunnies and other creatures that feed on plants. The plant eaters tend to multiply very fast. Soon they would devour allthe greenery and the young would starve. But the leopard helps to stop this from happening. Every day or so, he catches a deer or some other plant eater. This helps to keep down the deer population so that there is enough greenery for the next generation. Long ago, our human ancestors had to cope with the powerful leopard. They had only spears and arrows to fight him off. Naturally they feared him and also the other large and mighty cats. Much later, mankind invented guns and other unbeatable weapons. He slaughtered the deer and mastered the leopard. Big game hunters proudly shot countless leopards, just to stuff them as trophies. Others shot leopards to sell their handsome coats to the fur trade. Nowadays, there are not so many leopards left in the wilds of Africa and Asia. Sensible people have passed laws to stop the killing of leopards and also the sale of their skins. Let's hope this works. In any case, hunting is now harder for the surviving leopards, because many of the wild animals they fed upon also have dwindled away. The modern leopard faces danger from mankind, but his ancestors faced other problems. Millions of years ago, they lived in the cold polar regions. But cats love warm, cozy comfort, so gradually they moved southward. Some reached the warm tropics of Africa and Asia. For many ages, some of the large cat cousins enjoyed life in Europe and North Amer- f ica. Then came the ice ages. The glaciers drove many animals farther south. But some stayed behind - and one of the big cat cousins became extinct. He was the mighty sabre-toothed tiger. Finally the monstrous glaciers melted. Many animals in the tropics began to wander back to Europe and " srth America. But the leopards stayed where they were. * * � The mighty leopard may be seven feet long, plus a 38-inch tail. He weighs about 150 pounds. His handsome coat is pale off-white, neatly dotted with black spots arranged in rosettes. He is a rather lonely character who likes to live and hunt by himself. But while his cubs are young, he stays with the family. He helps the mother to feed and educate thf� youngsters until they are half-grown. Questions asfced by cnildrcn of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) YOU MNP OP LIKE ME, WNT . YOV, CHUCK ? I'M 6LAP igu Ootfj COME W6HT OUT AND f Afr* IT, 1H0U6H...I RESPECT W F0Rlr4AT THAT* AU.1 LIKE/rlE-KtfT TUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN BIONDIE-By Chic Young U'l ABNIR-By Al Capp ARCHIE-By Bob Montana SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal 1\� besm I&DiSgaSoSI [WE VXINS PEOPLE OP TDEftY Common cold part of life EDMONTON (CP) - An American pediatric ran said here tho common cold is "just part of life" that can't -be prevented and can only be tolerated. Vaccine to prevent the common cold is not practical because "hundreds" of different viruses result in common cold symptoms, Dr. Richard Hong of the University of Wisconsin said in an interview here. Sufferers must endure colds although they can be made comfortable with some of many drugs on the market. "I have no idea whether Vitamin C can help or not. But I don't know of any theoretical basis for it r.or any research that has shown it helps." Natural immunity is built up, he said, whenever a cold is fought off - with or without drugs. About 12 cold infections a year is common and doctors should explain to parents there is little that can be done to prevent children suffering from them. A VfSPUNOFAFRJUENCE! BUGS BUNNY JUST THOUGHT X'P BAR36 IN AN' MOOCH ANOTHER MEAL OFF YA, PETUNIA!