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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta May 19, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE D1XON SATUHDAY, MAY 20 Your birthday lodfiy: Tlic Sun moves locliiy inUi zodiac sign Gemini Ml, p.m. K.D.T. In other years the time u( I he change differs, may lie much earlier or much later. Boll] Taureans and Geminians hom today face a challenging go-oul-Lo- conquer year, wilh everything to gain hy bold optimism and diligence. Emolional ex- perience runs to sharp peaks and abmpt slumps. AHIES (March Zl April IOU Improve your home and work- place before you involve your- self in somebody else's prob- lems, You may hafe to skip a personal project. TAUIil'S (April 20-May P u T. j. 1 i n g expenses can ee checked out, no point in getting upset yet. You can manage 3-Oiir share of family decisions fairlv well, GEMINI (May 21-June Tangible and abstract rewards are available in current career I'enlure.v. II '.s up lo you tn .share both tlie activity and the re- turns. t'ANCEIl (June 21-.Iuly Your sympathy goes out. In an older or less fortunate friend. Keep busy, knowing thnl your own welfare deserves first at- tention. LEO (July 23 Aug. Compelilion lor your time, at- tention, money comes abruptly. Think about what you really want to do, and waste no time getting to it. VIRGO (Aug. It is natural for you to assume leadership In the midsl of gen- eral concern. Kindness counts more than most other behavior. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Trips produce peculiar results, perhaps good financial pros- pects. Pace your efforts for a more productive day, longer hours ol cllectivc contact. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Consider suggestions from all sides; a stranger without your prejudices may see things more objectively. Your reac- tion should be delayed for sec- ond thoughts. SARJTTAniL'S (Nov. Prompt anfl diligent reac- tions open opportunities for you. Sort out personal activities, do one thing at p lime. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 .Ian. Leave financial games aside. You discover that ynur friends are willing to help bring a coherent plan into rc- alily. AQUARIUS (Jan. A stroke ol luck is likely when you least expect it. It might be a positive addition or save you from some scheduled obliga- tion. PISCES (Fob. 19-March Try lo enjoy social contacts, sense antl cater lo needs of family lor special considera- tion. See bickering as an ex- pression of that need. (c) 1972 By Tim Chicago Tribune LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Reader exercises a winking eye Dear Dr. T rever- ently read your column and agree with most everything you say, except exercise. I am 17 years old and the heaviest ex- ercise J have ever taken after adolescence was winking at the gals which I do today. No ath- lete ever lived to age 100 and Jim Thorpe, the greatest, died ct 0 mature but early age. A lot. of other alhleles as Ihey have gotten older are certainly In poor shape. When an athlete trains he strauis his physique and injures his body Increasing his chances of heart trouble. My grandfather drank quart of whisky daily, not counting cider, and he liven" lo 101. My relatives all live long. They have good Jobs but they don't try to impress their neigh- bors with trying to be the best dressed or the best smelbng. Taking life slowly and a good normal exercise like walking and slretching, with a rule re- quiring a few days a month outside the automobile would do more good than all the doc- tor': advice. A cure for heart discese in the future is relax- ation In the present. Dear Reader I am a firm supporter of walking and if you have read my column as regularly as you have said you know that I have repeatedly emphasized it as the most Im- portant form of regular exer- cise. CiTlainly a person should be able to demonstrate thai he can walk an hour without diffi culty before doing anyl h i n g more strenuous. f am afraid lhal a lot of our athletes who have died early In age haven't always continued lo slay in top physical condi- tion. This means they have neg- lected Iheir exercise program, eaten too much and in some instances they have used too much alcohol. Not all of them, including Jim Thorpe, tolerat- ed this unhealthy change In Uieir living habits as well as your grandfather. Occasionally there are young people who die at an early age from heart disease who are ac- live in alhlelics, particularly football. Football is not the most ideal form of exercise in devc'oping tile heart and blood vessels lo lop condition, particularly when a lot of em- phasis is placed on maintain- ing a heavy body weight. There are a lot of records which suggest that athletes live a relatively long time, includ- ing the reports on the Harvard rowing teams which have been studied tlirough a number of years. So, I don't think you should equate the benefits of exercise with the medical his- tory of people who have quit exercising. GOREN ON BRIDGE Making, charcool Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dent Encyclopedia to Tommy Jacoby, age 7, of N o r I h Vancouver, British Columbia, for his question: How do they make charcoal? It's almost time to buy some smudgy black charcoal for cMt- door summer barbeques. In olden limes, a village often had a charcoal maker who worked off in Ibe woods, fie made enough for everybody, (hough some people liked to make Iheir own in the backyard. Nowa- days, they make our fancy char- coal in special ovens. This is a bcUer way to do it. But modem charcoal makers still use the same old recipe they used ages ago, with a few sensible changes. Charcoal lecls somewhat like black chalk and looks like sooty carbon. Actually soot and charcoal are made moslly of carbon and there is a lot of carbon hidden in ordinary wood. You might never guess that our neal little charcoal chunks slarl out as ordinary wood, but they do. Ages ago, our ancestors discovered how lo make charcoal by roasting Plicks and chips of wood very, very slowly. And nobody has invented another way lo do the job. In olden days, a village char- coal burner often lived in a clearing in the forest. There he could find enough u'ood and also roasl it where Ihe fumes did not pollute Ihe air around Ibe village. His roasting pil was a bole in the ground, packed with slicks and chins. As soon as he lighted the fire, he cov- ered it wilh a pointed roof of wooden slats and topped the whole thing with shovels of dirt and grassy turf. This was not quite enough, be- cause fire cannot burn without air. A strong draft makes wood burn with fast flames. The charcoal burner needed a slow, slow fire, so he gave it only a little air. He made a few smallish holes near the bottom and a larger hole In the pointed roof to let the fumes escape. The fire toasted and roasted the wood for days and days. It turned some of its unwanted I chemicals into guses and drove them through Ihe roof. But Ihe wood styled behind, sooty black carbon in the wood slyed behind. The roasting wood shrank and shrank and turned sooty black. When at last it was done, the charcoal burner shov- eled dirt and damp ashes over his oven. This shut off the air supply and the fire went out. The oven was left to cool for several days. When It was bro- ken apart, there was the char- coal, charcoal making j is neater and faster. They loat j the wood into huge containers 1 over a slow fire. They get abou 30 pounds of charcoal from 100 pounds of wood (Tho olden charcoal burner got only about We also save some" of the waste gases lo make use f u chemicals, such as acetone am acetic acid. We can make charcoal from roasted hnnes and other things that contain lots of carbon. Most ol it is fine for filtering out odors and unwanted parti- cles from air and water. Some- limes the waterworks filters mil flirly debris through beds of charcoal. Sugar manufactur- ers may use layers of char- coal lo filler Iheir Ihick syrup, lu some countries, they heal rooms with charcoal fires. But burning charcoal gives off suf- focating fumes. When it's used indoors without a very good draft, windows must be open lo let in fresh breatheable air, Questions asneo irr cnTTmon o( Herald readers should bt mailed to Ask Amty, P.O. Box 765, Hunlinglon BeacH, California (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. J972) BT CHARLES H. GOREN icirniirThtchiuMTriuiu) N o r t h South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH W734 J 09E5 4087} WEST EAST K IDS WQJ87 0 Q4 0 161 in e i A J SOUTH A A 98 AK J10I 4KS5 The bidding: South West 10 I A Dble. Pass 2 NT Pass Pass 2 I, P East Pass Past Past Opening lead: King of A Holding 20 high card poinla and a nearly Bolid suit, South was fractionally short of the lequircmenls for a two no trump opening, so he bid one diamond. When West over- called with one spade and next two players passed, South reopened the bidding with double. North's holding was weak that lie did not wish la offer the slightest encourage- ment lo partner, so he mada the rheapc.il call possible by bidding Iwo dubs. South. however, hnd so much in re- serve mat he loll impelled to makn jonio effort lo roarh and hr offered every induccmcnl to proceed by re- bidding no trump. This was nn Invitation (lint North was obliged to decline, Wosl opened tlie king of spades and when this held, ho -inlinucd the suit. South off the nco until tho l....-d round as East followed each lime. In order lo bind r'.tfil tricks, it appeared that f-'.iulh must score nil five of lus diamonds, iajiaucii as he could count on only one trick In each of the other fiuita. The odds favored taking a finesse against the queen of diamonds, hut unless West held Ihe ace of clubs, Ihcro was no assured entry tn dummy. In order to improve his chances slightly, declarer, led Ihe king of clubs from his hand at trick four. West played the deuce, North the four nnd East put up the ice and shifted to the deuce of hearts, Declarer played Ihe ace of hearts and tested Ihe dia- monds by cashing the which brought forlh only small cards. He was about to lead a club to the queen, wlicn he paused to ask him- self why East had made ac- cess to the dummy M easy. Unless Ihc latter held a blank ace of clubs, it would have been simple to hold off for at least one round. The prospect of West's having live clubs as well us Ilvo spades, appeared remote. There was another possibil- ity that suggested llsylf, however. If East held tha queen of It was would have exerted every effort lo deny declarer access lo (he North hand by holding off on Ihc ace of clulis. If he hoM only small diamonds, howev- er, (hero would a posilive Inducement to rolcano hi.i club control, so lhat dum- my's queen of clubs uoulrl prove an entry lo tnie n dia. mond finesse. So reasoning, declarer changed his mind and In- stead of leading a club, ha played the king of diamonds from his hand. When West's qucon dropped, Soulli's suc- cessful diagnosis was re- warded as he ran the dia- mond sull and then crossed over lo (he queen of clubs la Kwo to oJCulti u-jck. Ear transplants may end deafness CHICAGO (AP) An ear specialist predicts that in- creased use of ear tissue trans- plants soon will mean restored hearing for hundreds of thou- sands of persons now afflicted with deafness. Ihe midwest ern U.S. There ere two or three similar programs elsewhere. Dr. Derlacki said not all deaf persons can benefit from such transplants, but he estimated i thai several hundred thousand Dr. Eugene L. Derlacki said might, in an interview several hundred such transplants are being per-1 formed successfully each year on persons suffering from cor- i lain types of deafness. "Once the tissue becomes available, it will he used more and Dr. Derlacki said. He forecast a growth in Ibe number of banks storing Ihe liny bones, cartilage and other lissues used in such transplants lo the point where individual P'T me" surgeon? would maintain small trip across Elles- storehouses mere Isb.ml. the must norlher- Dr. Derlacki, professor of olo- ly in laryngology a I iNorlhlvp.sleni end north ski trip CALGARY fCPi Four Cal- A message relayed today to I STILL DON'T INKR5TAND HOU