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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thundny, 18, 197! Boyle column Wlh planet theory called dubious lly I1A1, KOYi: NKW YORK lAI'i 'ihuics a riihimmst might never know i( IT didn't open his m.'iil: (letting elcvtril lo pnhlie of- fice might ini-re.-ise your lon- gevity. A .-tuily cif American congressmen and between UKU and IMH liy Metropolitan Life Co. found they lived an avcr- of nieullis ioMiy.'r other whi'e males ]n the jien- enil population. No study lia.s brcn made of the life spans of politicians who ran for public office and lost. Nature does much to cool the atmosphere through for- One tree cives off up to or more gallons of water e the cooling effect of to room-size air con- ditioners. What is the mo-t valuable siihstaiK'e (MI -arth? not pnld. alihough n is prulta- bly the nun! universally su'ed Radium is worth thousands of times in weight in mil- lion a troy ounce. I'OU.VTCS AI Ft The ragweed plant, bane of hay fever sufferers, i.s one of the worst vegftative causes of atmospheric pollution from a medical standpoint. One plant ran pollute the air with from five to eight billion grains of sneeze-producing pollen Took it easy: Although the Konians admired and imi- tated many features of an- Greek culture, they didn't share the Greeks' en- thusiasm for bodily exercise. The nobles tended to take ex- ercises only under doctor's or- ders, and they consisted moMly of iodine, a small leather ball back and forth or trundling a horn, hist as chil- ilreii nf must countries today. T w i n t; 1 o, twinkle: How many stars can hi1 seen with Iht- naked eye from any point on earth'.' Only about fi.OOO. Hut C'vi% a relatively inexpcn- MVC- tele.-cope make mil- lions more visible. Forgotten heroes: Who was Nicholas Appert'.1 llo was one i of the early inventors of can- i n i n g, the achievement of i which enabled Napoleon Ro- naparto to speed his armies I on their marches. The grate- I ful emperor awarded Appert a i of francs. Heavy stutf. The air you i breathe may seem light, but it isn't. 'I'he atmosphere, says the National Geographic Society, weighs five qu vh'il- i lion, seven hundred trillion tons. Maybe that's what's making u> al! feel so tired. But the of tlu> pliere only one billionth of the weipiv of the earth itself. CAMIiKIDGK. Poland (AP) and United States ns- :-s arc testing a theory there- may he a 10th planet Editor resigns NKW YORK (AP) ing prof r.ssional and philosophi- cal d'-aL'rcenKMit with the mag- owners, Norman 1 (V.isir.s a: mo u n cod here his res- as editor of the Sat- urday Review. He has headed the taiblication, one of the most i influential in the literary world, in the solar system beyond Pluto. But the senior observer at Uic Cambridge University Observa- tory, Dr. David D c w h I r t, stressed Wednesday it was a "very dubious" possibility. Ho said Cambridge astrono- mers Dr. Max Hnmincrton and Dr. David Bardon, working in co-operation with Dr. Dennis KasUins of Notre Dame College of Baltimore, theorized that minute irregularities in the mo- lion of the planet Neptune could be caused by a new planet, which would be Die farthest from tho sun in the solar sys- tem. "This tentative conclusion, though inlorcsling, is necessar- ily very dubious at Ibis Dewhirsl said. Sold children MANILA (AP) Ernest Tigue, 31, an ex convict con- fessed Wednesday that he kid- napped and sold at least n chi-1 drcn two to seven years old, nolicc said. None of the chil- dren, many of them street ur- chins without lones, h.''d been located, police said. Tigue d'd not mention the p rice he re- ceived for the children, police said The astronomers currently arc examining a number of pho- tograplis. This will be a long job, Dewhirst said. If the planet exists at nil its light is very faint. A note describing the work has been submitted to a scien- tific journal. It may be pub- lished shortly. Of the nine known planets, Plulo was the last to be discov- ered. It is the smallest and the farthest from the sun. Its exist- ence was established photogra- phically in 1930 at the U.S. Low- ell Observatory. Its position had I been calculated in 1914. Gas firm has subsidiary WILMINGTON, Del. (CP) j 0 o 1 u m 1) i a Gas System an- noimced here the formation of 1 a Canadian subsidiary, to be based in Calgary and known as Columbia Gas Development of Canada Ltd. The company will as- sume responsibility for Colum- bia programs in Canada, includ- 1 ing its exploration projects i through Dome Petroleum and Panarclic Oils Ltd.. and its par- ficij.talion in the Gas Arctic SVs- terns Study Group. Columbia .said if has applied for idling of its common shares on !hi> Toronto Slock Exchange. TRANSPLANT ANNIVERSARY Perrin Johnston, 57, and his wife, Margaret, plan a quiel celebration of the third anniversary of his transplant operation, Mr. Johnston was given the heart transplant Nov. 17, 1968, ci Si. Michael's Hospital in Toronto by a medical team heocled by Dr. Clare Baker and Dr. James Yao. Mr. and Mis. Johnston left Toronto Monday for a two-week vacation. Bligh, Christian families on speaking terms again GLENDALK. Calif. (Reu- I Fletcher Christian, led tor) "Capiain" Bligb met j the famous mutiny aboard the 18lh-ccnliirv British Mr. Christian again. Maurice Bligli, a fifth-gen- eration descendant of tlie cap- tain of HMS Bounty, has had a f r i e n d 1 y mtK'ting with Thomas Christian, a fifth-gen- eration descendant of upswing lers wonder why BIT) .JOni.FASF.N CatKiilhtn Press Staff Writrr Car dealers selling models built in North America have been ecstatic about sales rc- rnitly Hi; the tiiiK' has rnnip v-.-ben they wit! find out if it WR.S just n tn brat the pricr frrrv.r. Pralrrs for the Big Three domest.jc manufacturers had record salos during October the price freeze imposed in the United States spread to Canada. The producers sold 1972 models at 1971-modcl prices. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press showed !hat dealers were conscious that a beat-the-free-7.e psychol- ogy may by affecting buyers but the dealer's in North American cars also believe the boom is levelling off. "People are in a buying mood for American products, this year, not just import." said Ed RuthcvfonL general manager of Pan-Am Motors Ltd.. an American Motors out- let in People appear lo have bought !.h'> inijyjrL.-; for various and then found out they were a bit too HlLle, or didn't perform as they ex- pected, or other reasons and we can supply them with a car in the same price bracket hui with the Ameri- can image which is .still very strong." BEHIND However, the record in Oc- tober is less impressive when included in totals for the cal- endar year to date. The Big General Motors, Ford and had combined .sales of for the first 10 months of the .year. That is about 10.2 per cent above sales during ihe same period of 19TO but about !U per cent below sales during the same 10 months of the reccrd sales year for the North American industry, .Sales during were de- pressed slightly of a strike that in mid-Stp- temhor at Oncral Motors plants Tlie two top .-oil- oia and combined sales of dur- ing the 10-month period. per cent more than during the same period of IfiTO. The Jap- anese car suppliers have been through a period of ex- pain I L; (lie numbers of deal- erships and sales h.'ive in- creased annually, Volkswagen dealers had a ninf'-per-cem gain in sales j during [be first nine months of the year, when they sold 2N.Ufi units. Ten-month fig- ures are not yet. available. PHICKS (JO IT car dealers con- c-ffio that their of in- crease in sales is dropping but they .Mill exurl tn make fcfiins on North Anii-m-aii One for tin- ex- pected slows.- givuth v.a.s ;m upward reviiluat.inn of the yen. one dealer said, which forced price mercies for exports. "In the industry picture the Japanese [KMietra- tion will he increased a lit- tle." said George Brockle- bur.'-i. sales m a n n c e j- at Da t sun in Mont- He uas expecting a per- cent, increase in for thfi models, dou-n from about lOfi per cent for the and 1970 model .lars. AIc5t dealers agree that Ca- nadians are buying smaller models. ,M. E. Wolfe, president of E d m nn t nn Motors, a GM! dealership, predicted that irn- and small North Amrn- 1 ran models will account, for at leaM half the sales during dealers repoil healthy sales during early autumn, particularly in the small-car segment. i ''Sales have been brisk but I i with price increases ahead we may have been pre-selling the Mr. Wolfe said. TRADE ONE FOR TWO A spokesman for George G. K. Parsons, Ltd.. a St. John's, i Ford dealer, said some I customers were trading in one big car on two small ones. People a re going away from the idea of a big pres- tige car." A change in the concept of the car a.s a status symbol i was mentioned by several dealers. "The car as a status symbol Is Bob MeHarg, presi- dent of Bob MeHarg Datsun Ltd.. Saint -John, X.B.. said. "Pec-pie today are buving cars that will give them good transportation.1' Aubrey Lewis of Commun- ity Chev-Olds in Winnipeg said the public no longer wants "the big flashy cars of 20 years ago." t od a y '.s population we're deMlr.v; '-vith a more in- tellectual type of buyer than i 20 ago People have i been through the days of the big fins and now are begin- ning to look for quality. The buyers are more conscious of fjiiality, price and economy.1' i Doug While, new-car sales I manager at Central Chevro- let-Oldsmobile in L o n d o n, Out., expressed n concern 0 o m m o n tn many North American eav dealers who are. anxious to gel a good supply fif cars to cnmpeh: with im- ports. "I think we're ttomg tn have a problem again this year j with the Vega (the GM sub- compact) in supply.'1 j Mai Musgrove. president of the Automobile Dealers Asso- Greater Vancouver, noted a change in buyer atti- 1 u d e s at model-changeover time. In previous show- rooms hfen fillerl with people nuiiiru m tn look al the new models hut that did not. happfn this The North American iiKinufactur- following the lead of the overseas car companies, have minimized annual model changes, of l.ho for the change in attitudes in Vancou- Bill Everett, prcn- den! of Dominion Vancouver Motors Ltd., he statistics thai British Columbia has the highest con- c e n t r a i i o ofs m all cars among the provinces. Mr. Musgrove said small- car sales have accounted for up to 70 per cent of the new- car market in some months. warship. The meeting took place on Piicaim, a remote British is- land in the Pacific to which the- mutineers fled in 1790. Word of the encounter was reUived from the island by Thomas Christian, il.s radio officer, io the broadcasting headquarters here of the vScv- edh-Day Advcniist Church which maintains regular ctm- tact Piicaim. 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