Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 - THE UTHMfOOl HftlAlD - Monday, March IS, W1 Your horoscope By Jean 9 Dixon TUESDAY, MARCH 16 Yonr birthday today: This year brings you face to face with whatever limitations or weaknesses you may suffer, so that you have the opportunity of learning way of life that gets you past hindrances and freer to pursue happiness, probably in different relationships and activities than your past several years have developed. Existing relations must be reformed if they are to last. Today's natives- tend to be somewhat erratic, rather suc- cessful despite this and their readiness to take offense at trifles. ARIES (March 21-Aprtl It): Reinforce your natural forward orientation - no looking back. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Let older people be themselves, and by themselves, if you can. GEMINI (May Jl-June 20): Nothing takes care of itself today - you must turn all the wheels, pull all the strings, tend all the chores if you want anything done. CANCER (June 21-July 22): , LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Walk or slow jog tlie best Dear Or. Lamb - About three years ago I started a jogging program. At first I could jog only one-sixth of a mile. I was almost unable to walk at times because of shin splints. Today, I have very little trouble with shin splints. However, occasionally my knees hurt. My question is: Am I hurting my body? I now jog between four and nine miles, nonstop, depending on how I feel. I cover each mile in approximately nine minutes. Today I jogged eight miles in 72 minutes 15 seconds. I jog on a hlard wood floor. It is not canted on the curves. I wear heel cushions in my shoes and two pairs of wool socks. I am 43 years old and inclined to be fat - five feet eight and 165 pounds. Dear Reader- It is amazing bow little exercise some people can do when they first start a program and how they can build up to a very high level of activity. I am sure that your exercise program has done a lot to help your overall health. If you average six miles a day in one year this uses the same amount of calories found in about 50 pounds of fat. Any regular exercise, particularly if it causes weight-bearing or jarring, contributes to wear and tear of the joints. Ballet dancers get wear-and-tear arthritis of the ankles, baseball pitchers of the elbow. You can minimize this problem by eliminating the jarring. A soft track is much better than a hard one. I think you should have your knee X-rayed and let your doctor see if you are showing any signs of wear-and-tear arthritis. Walking six miles a day will also do a lot of the same things for you and is less likely to jar the joints or contribute to arthritis in later years. Exercise bicycles also are useful in eliminating the jarring effects of jogging. Many men in particular seem to like to set records for themselves. It is that old competitive drive again. I am against it. Physics teaches us that to move a given weight a mile requires just as much energy whether it is moved fast or slow. Now the body is a little different but still the advantages you get from setting time records are far outweighed by the dangers it imposes, particularly as a person gets older. A number of joggers have died from heart attacks by pushing themsevles against a time factor. A slow jog or walking will allow a person to enjoy pleasant surroundings. Individuals who are overweight or middle-aged in particular should start exercising with walking and some should stay at that level. Enthusiastic joggers remind me of the old fable of the tortoise and the hare. Most vigorous older people are walkers, some are more enthusiastic tortoises than others but they are tortoises, not hares. Any detail you glossed over shows up again, this time more difficult to cope with. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Let others be discontented - joining them would help nothing and nobody- VIRGO (Aug. 28 - Sept. 22): No special approach works wonders on a muddle - thru day like this one. LIBRA (Sept. 23 . Oct. 22): Special schemes, gimmicks are out today. Straight - forward efficiency on standard routines pays eventually. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. 21): You may suspect worse than is really the case in both career and home issues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec-21): Your best diplomatic skills are useful now, but will not cover hasty or careless workmanship. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Plans must cut down a notch to fit a shortage or limit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Go it alone wherever you can in both business and travel. PISCES (Feb. 1� - March 20): Find something for everybody to do, according to their level of growth. (1071: By The Chicago Tribune) The first gun Andy sends * complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Chuck Stowe, age 10, of Gastonla, North Carolina, for his question: Who made the first gun? The first guns were clumsy cannons that fired gunpowder to burl rocks. We don't know who to blame for inventing them. Gradually, changes were Invented to make firearms safer for their.owners and more deadly to their foes. Most of these inventors also are unknown. We do know that generations of gunsmiths toiled 700 years or more to change those first cannons into modern fire-Arms. * The story of guns began with powdery mixtures of chemicals. A little heat made them explode with a shattering bang. Different recipes were called gunpowders, Greek Fire or Chinese Salt. Some say the Chinese invented them thousands of years ago to make fireworks. Later the Chinese denied this and blamed foreign barbarians. This was after several inventors packed the mixture in metal tubes and fired it to hurl stones. Greeks and Persians, people of India and China, Germans and other warfaring countries used these early cannons -and copied each other's inventions. All sorts of cannons boomed in the 1300s and all sorts of tales were told about who invented them. One story claim- Store-front medical clinic to aid alcoholics, addicts VANCOUVER (CP) - A "store - front medical clinic" to aid the drunks, derelicts and drug addicts on the Hastings Street skid road in Vancouver is to be established soon, an alderman said here. Brian Calder said the Down- GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN ts Wis By T�. CMcete Trlteae] ANSWERS TO BRIDGE QUIZ Q. J-As South, neither vulnerable, you hold: �AQJ109� VK� OAQ5 483 The bidding has proceeded: louth West North East t 4 Pan � * Pass f , What do you bid now? A.-With this strong holding roa naturally wish to reseh gem*. You may accoropllih this end by a Jump rabid to thrta spsdtf. Observe that this bid la forcing because partner has previously taken out at the level of two. A Jump rebld In the same suit Is not forcing if partner has taken out at only at the level of one so that if the bidding proceed!: Opener, one heart; reaponder, on* spade; opener, three hearts; such a call Is seml-forclnf and may occasionally be passed by the reaponder. Q. 2-As South, vulnerable, you hold: #>5 OAQlOflZ +107I The bidding has proceeded: North East South I A 2 able, as South you hold: *A KJC 2 The bidding has proceeded: West North East Soatn 1 4 Dble. 2 at T What do you bid? A.-With this hand [worth IS points] you should Insist upon gsme and ask partner to select the suit. This csn b� don* by a cue bid of three spades which we consider mandatory. Q. 8-As South you hold [neither side vulnerable!: AAK1064 OAK J 4 *>AKQ2 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South Pass Pass 1 2 962 10 7 4 0AS2 +KJS5 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 A 2 0 Pass 3 0 3 Pass ? What do you bid now? A.-since partner contracted for nine tricks on his own power you should be unwilling to play for less than game. A return to three spades would therefore be highly inadequate. The suggested call Is four diamonds, throwing the choice back to partner. But contracting for 0amo in elthe� major Is acceptable. town Community Health Society is planning the clinic, on a two-year budget of $340,000, most of which will come from the city, provincial and federal governments. Mr. Calder said that, in discussing the clinic with Health Minister John Munro earlier this week in Ottawa, a decision on a federal grant was promised by the end of the month. He said the society's organizers had asked Ottawa for a grant to carry the clinic for the first six months, or about $85,-000. "It's a good program. I spent most of my time (in Ottawa) trying to chase down where it got stalled in the mechanism." He said health department officials welcomed the idea and, while the grant hasn't been approved, the application "hasn't been rejected either." Dr. David Brant, a member of the city medical health officer's staff and one of the clinic's organizers, said papers' for incorporation are being prepared. "It will be a fairly radical and significant process in the skid-road area." The clinic should be open by mid-summer, he said. The skid-road area takes in a 15-square-block area of cheap hotels, beer parlors and third-rate night clubs, and is generally considered the centre of the heroin traffic on the west coast. Lord Snowdon vacations at Nassau NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Lord Snowdon lias arrived in Nassau for a vacation at the Lyford Cay home of his old schoolmate, Jocelyn Stevens. Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon vacationed together at Steven's home in 1967. Stevens owned Queen magazine in London when Lord Snowdon worked for the magazine. ed that a German alchemist called Berthold the Black had the idea first. One of his weird chemical mixtures exploded on the fire and shattered the copper pot. He thought, Ha! This magic recipe can be used to create a deadly weapon - and he told this secret to a king. However, his majesty decided to punish the inventor for his ghastly idea. So Black Bart was tied to a helping of his gunpowder and blown up. By the way, Ms majesty was Good Xing Weaeeslas. In the 1300s, the richest knights on horseback carried smaller hand cannons. These were long sticks fixed to metal barrels, stuffed with gunpowder and fired with flaming torches. The proud owner also wore sturdy armor and carried a crossbow or other weapons. Often his band cannon backfired or the deafening roar startled his horse. It also startled everyone around - and sometimes struck down a foe. Dozens of inventors made different models, and some had mishaps. In 1360, one experimenter accidentally blew up a town hall. Around 1550, Miquel de Prats invented a simplified musket with a spring and hammer to fire bullets. Naturally, his popular gun was copied. The Spanish, Germans and others invented changes and in the 1760s, the Americans and British used a model called Brown Bess to slay each other. Then sharp-shooting Kentucky rifles and pistols were invented. The gunsmiths often put hex signs on them, hoping to protect the owners from evil spirits. In the early 1800s, popular guns had hammers to trigger the bullets by percussion. One was the pep-perpot - that had three barrels to fire three shots. In 1835, it was time for the American inventor Samuel Colt to design the deadly Colt revolver. * The problem with gun inventions is that they cannot be un-invented. Wars are won by those who have the deadliest weapons - and everybody else tries to steal the secrets. The grim story started with those clumsy cannons and got grimmer through the centuries. Most of those who invented newer models are unknown, Who knows, maybe they heard the story about Good King Wences-las and preferred to remain anonymous. � Andy sends a World Book Globe to Bill and Tommy Bruein, age 10, of Phoenix, Arizona, for their question: Do apes really live on Gibraltar? The Barbary ape does indeed live on the Rock of Gibraltar - and if the British have any say in the matter, his kin-folk will survive there forever. Bands of his mischievous relatives are allowed freedom to roam - and provided with free food and free medical care. Surely Europe's only wild member of the monkey clan deserves the best of treatment. However, the British have a second reason to wish him well. There is an old superstition that his fortress to the Mediterranean will be governed by England as long as they share it with the Barbary apes. It dates back to a time when these rowdy monkeys were disturbed and warned tlie garrison of an unexpected Spanish attack. Actually, the co - owner of Gibraltar is not a true ape, though he has no tail. He is a large and powerful macaque, a cousin of the cute little rhesus monkey. It is thought that in the remote past this shaggy blond-ish monkey was taken to the Rock from his native haunts in southeast Africa. Questions asRed by children of Herald readers should b<� mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beatii, California 92643. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) I'l VM IS THERE ARETWOOtra.AND WtffiE UP1D BAT, CH(^.,.NWJVEN'm0U?H , .WIS AW FRIENR I'M ^TIU. 60WSTD tWtT TWTO 5TKIK�'lW0uT.Rl6hT? OFCW�5e,..TrlE(?E'5N0(JTrlB? 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