Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, May 16, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 39 COLUMNIST'S NOTEBOOK By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Has your income doubled in the last 10 years? Well, U.S. federal taxes have. The U.S. Tax Foundation says federal taxes for the 1974 fiscal year, which starts July 1, will average, for every American, more than double the of a decade ago. It was hard to tell what time it was in 1880. Although daylight saving time had not then been heralded, there were 50 different standard times in use in the United States. Do you have nay idea where the following common every- day ph r a s es come from: "Thanks for nothing." "To give the devil his due." "A peck of trouble" "Every dog has his day." "A finger in every pie." "Let the worst come to the worst." "A wild goose chase." Well, every one of them came from a single book, Don Quixote, written more than 350 years ago by Miguel de Cervantes. DIDN'T GET RICH Christopher Latham Sholes, who in 1873 invented the first successful typewriter, also composed the sentence that has been connected with it. ever since: "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the Sholes, who sold his valua- able patent for only commented later: "All my life I have been trying to escape being a mil- lionaire, and at last I think I have succeeded." Quotable notables: "I hate mankind for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.' uel Johnson. Nature notes: Many people think snakes are slimy; ac- tually their skins are clean and dry. Wasps have a better sense of smell than you do and use it to hunt food. Al- though the wild turkey usually prefers to escape its enemies by running through cover, it can fly quite well. If your child had an appetite like a mole, he could eat his body weight in food once a day. Hirsute power: Your hair, if woven together, would proba- bly hold a weight of 10 tons without breaking. Inciden- tally, redheads have the few- est number of head about If you're a bru- nette, you probably have 120- 000 and if a blonde about Know you language: Do you know why that little plat- form on the mast of a ship is called the "crow's Be- cause the ancient Vikings ac- tually kept crows in a con- tainer on such a platform. When the ship became lost, fchey would release one of the birds and follow it as it headed for the nearest land. Worth remembering: "Be not disturbed at being misun- derstood; be disturbed at not understanding." Odd highway fact: Instead of dreading rain, many pro- fessional drivers welcome it at least occasionally be- cause, although they'have to drive more cautiously, it re- lieves the monotony of driving on dry, traffic-jammed lanes. It was Abraham Lincoln who observed: "Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Financial Napoleon charged GENEVA (AP) Bernard Cornfeld, who introduced mu- tual funds to Europe, has been ordered to appear before a Swiss magistrate on charges of fraud, abetting speculation and mismanagement. The financial Napoleon was arrested Monday while visiting his 85-year-old mother at his luxurious lakeside villa. Cornfeld, 45, was to appear before the magistrate Wednes- day. A police spokesman said the charges "are connected with the entire complex ques- tion" of Investors Overseas Services the empire Cornfeld founded in a two-room Paris apartment in 1956. The company, which had one million clients at its peak with assets listed at billion, be- gan collapsing in 1970, and Cornfeld was forced out of con- trol. In 1971, he sold his stock to American financier Robert Vesco, severed all ties with the company and moved to Beverly Hills, Calif. By HAL BOYLK NEW YORK (AP) A man with too many worries is like a man with too much money. can go to his head and give him trouble. A man with too few worries is like a man with too little money. He doesn't gel much sympathy or attention. The main thing to remem- ber about worries is that, as is the case with money, you can't take them with you. Like everything else in they should be taken in mod- eration and on balance. One way to keep your wor- ries in balance is to weed out periodically the worries you can't really do much about. For example, here are a few worries I have decided not to fret about-at least for the moment: Scientists, expect the cli- mate to change slowly during the 2lst century. But will it ge.t colder or hotter? Will women 's skirts go higher or lower? When? Will President Nixon draw unemployment money after 1976? If so, in what state? Isn't there some way to make professional athletes happy besides giving them more money than they know what to do with gracefully? Who will free women from the women's liberation move- ment? If the government puts a tax on breathing, will it do so at the source? Will we all have to wear tax meters on our noses? Well, then, will it be illegal to breathe through your mouth? What new hobby will Frank Sinatra take up to cheer his golden years? Why do psychiatrists, who have to think a lot, also tend to drink a lot? Who was the bigger liar, the guy who named near beer or the guy who named free love? Since political campaigns are getting more and more like beauty contests, wouldn't it be a good idea for one of the television networks to get Bert Parks to emcee the next national election? Yes, friends, there are some problems that need to be con- fronted by cooler heads than yours or mine. Always pick worries- your own size. SUMMER SAVINGS for the next K) %m r4t} SLACKS Summer's another suit savings season at Tip Top. And for the next ten days, and more comes off the price of dozens ard dozens of our best looks. Checks, plaids, herringbones and plains. And course, every one cut with every last fashion detail. Originally and up. 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