Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
f THt tETMMIDCI HMAID Monday, Oclobir 26, WO YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON TUESDAY, OCT. 27 Your birthday today: Your year is full of sudden in- spirations, occasional jolts, many sorts of lively contacts bringing fresh resources to your enterprises. Romantic interests are active some- times helping, sometimes competing with your voca- tion. Today's natives are rest- less planners willing to fight for their principles, which this year must find simpler, more direct expression. ARIES (March 21-April Unplanned circumstances nake today's work delicate and :ense don't rush. The needs >f others are not what you night assume. Relax with so- cially active companions this your responses brief. LEO (July 23 Aug. 22) evening. TAURUS (April 20 Slay Erratic and impatient people are suddenly everywhere at once. Hold your peace, deliver a serious job, then let well enough alone. Impersonal ap- proaches are best. GEMINI (May 21 June Plentiful opportunities appear, most of them unrealistic. Stay with what you have and make serious progress. Forbearance is essential, perhaps apologies later. CANCER (June 21-July The unexpected is most likely today. Relatives provide sur- prises, Outside situations are easier to cope with than the comments of associates. Keep LAWRENCEE. LAMB, M. D. Go Ahead Smoke Cigarettes And Suffer Dear Doctor I've heard that isometric exercises are good for you. What are iso- metric exercises? Are they good for the heart? Dear Reader Isometric exercises are those that involve tensing a muscle without mov- ing it. As an example, hold out your arm and tense all the muscles in the arm and hand, making the arm and hand rigid. This form of tensing is an isometric exercise. The oppos- ing muscles work or contract against each other. If the mus- cle moves, like in running, push-ups or any exercise caus- ing lengthening or shortening the muscle it is NOT iso- metric. Isometric exercises firm up the muscles and in- crease their strength. It is doubtful that they help the heart and circulation in the way walking, jogging or active exercises do. Cigarettes are high on the list of our "civilized" habits as- sociated with poor health. Cig- arette consumption hi the Uni- ted States increased parallel to the rise in heart and vascular disease. Fatty deposits in the arteries and cigarettes were both rare before 1900. Only 4 billion cigarettes were manu- factured in 1900 while the cur- rent level is 580 billion annual- ly, or 145 times as many. Cigarette smoking is a fair- ly recently acquired habit. Cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff used to be the major form of tobacco consumption. You may associate cigarette smoking with lung cancer. But that is just the tip of the ice- berg. They are implicated in a host of other diseases. The U.S. Department of Public Health points out that there are a mil- lion more people with chronic 3e avoiding temper and any- ;hing which may provoke an- jer, you can close important deals now. Issues must be re- solved on their own merits than on emotion. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Consult specialists, technicians, reference sources. Apply for different assignments, possible new jobs. Conferences on pro- gress bring prompt results. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. This most sensitive day can be :urned to good advantage by finesse and quick use of mo- mentary interruptions which open the way for you. Impul- sive moves overreach their goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Something which finds you un- prepared startles you today- learn and be thankful it's not worse. An opportunity opens briefly get busy. Important, people are willing to help. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. JJ-Dcc. D i s cretion is essential. People willing to assist must be sure you will protect their in- terests and privacy under up- setting conditions. Sincerity can't be counterfeited. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. There's enough confusion now without your making it worse with hasty repair efforts. Wait to see the whole picture or until asked, then pitch in with an organized effort. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Unsettled conditions derail the best of plans. Take the nearest expedient and proceed serenely. Strangers tend to be mistrustful. Seek help from familiar authorities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Money matters may cause con- cern. Temporary solutions later turn out to be good enough, perhaps permanent. Bargaining is well Worth the stress and ef- fort. 1970, Newsday, Inc. lung disease than there would be if everyone had the same rate observed in non-smokers. If you are a heavy smoker your chances of dropping dead ar having a heart attack are increased about three times Over the likelihood in non- smokers. There is a relationship be- tween peptic ulcers and cig- arette smoking. There are over a million more people with peptic ulcers each year than would occur at rates observed in nonsmokers. The more cig- arettes you smoke the greater likelihood you will have a pep- tic ulcer. Even if you escape an actual ulcer you may de- velop a lot of trouble with your stomach that is akin to the dif- ficulties associated with ulcers. If you want to live a short life, cigarettes will help. A 25- year-old man Who smokes two packs a day, on the average, will live eight years less than a comparable non-smoker. Ths more cigarettes you smoke the greater your likelihood of an early death. Cigarette smoking has de- creased in both American men and women. Over 70 per cent of all men used to smoke. Now only 51 per cent smoke. Women cigarette smokers have decreased from 40 per cent to 34 per cent. Cigarette smoking for American men and women has decreased from 55 per cent to the current figure of 42 per cent. Since fewer young people are s m ofcin g today, there is reason to hope the rate will drop still farther. The biggest strides in cut- ging back cigarette smok- ing have been observed in peo- ple who are better educated than others. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1019701 BTTIti CnlelH Tinml ANSWERS TO BRIDGE QUIZ Q. 1-As South, vulnerable, you hold: QQ1084 The bidding has proceeded: West North East Snail 10 "Dole. I NT t What do yon bid now? no trump. Partner Jus shown the tqulvaltnt, of in opening no trump bid. Your Jllna points plus tha two tons give you enough to take further off him. Q. 2 vulnerable, as South you hold: OT52 The bidding has proceeded: North East South Pass 1 Pass 14 Pass INT Pass t What do you bid now? Another hid by you can only serve to ]and your side Jn a game contract which will bave very dubious prospects. Ten point holding! are border- line hands where a eecond con- structlvft bid should be- taken cnly when lit h ptMfilt. Q. vulnerable, South you hold: 098 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass IV Pass 3 4> Pass 2 0 Pass t What do you bid now? hearts. A bid of two no tmmp would he Krossly 1m. proper In thl3 ultiictlon. Partner lias hid two milts requesUng a preference pnd you have a deal- cut choice In favor of hearts, Q. vulnerable, RS South you hold: 4KQ5 9K8 The bidding has proceeded: Smilh West North East Pass Pass 1 1A INT Pass Pass 7 What do you bid now? no trump. PErtncr pears1 to have slam >asplratlona in Kpltc of otir modest bidding. However, ton much fit our values nro concentrated in spades and p fterloua duplication ta rrtaent, Q. Soirfh. you hold: W The bidding hu proceeded: West Nortl 10 Paw T Pass t What (to yon bid DOW? Is no satisfactory bid it this point and we recommend slightly fancy call of ona spade. You ira two points short of a two no trump rebld, but you wUl be In a posi- tion to make that hid the. nest round over a call of ona no trump, two diamonds, two or two arades by partner. Tha riak involved Is not jreat for. It partner persist! In raising spades, that could easily prova to be the best contract. Q. s-Both vulnerable, South you hold: AKQ1064 Pass 3 Pass What do you bid now? spades. The fact thai partner was willing to try again after you rebld just two clubs should Induce you to carry on desnlto hl3 previous negative activity. A robld of your ex- cellent spnde holdlne may now enable partner to offer a ralm with ijoublAtO" or Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Kalhy Phil- lips, age 12, qtT Coventry, Khode Island, for her ques- tion: Is it true that an ant can carry her own weight? This statement is true in lore ways than one. The in- ustrious little ant can carry er weight in the matter of uties. In other words, she does er fair share of the work for er.ant .community. When it omes to heaving and hauling, ifting and shifting, this sturdy haracter can certainly carry ier own weight. In fact, she an carry many more times ban her own weight appar- ently with the greaetst of ease. An ant can lift and carry 50 i m e s her own minuscule weight and she performs his feat with her mandible iaws. The insect world has an abundance of champion ath- etes and the tiny ant is nol he champion weight lifter. Bees can do almost as wel and certain beetles can do very much better. However, verified records are not easy to obtain Dne cannot be sure that an anl is doing her very best. For a report to qualify, the feat musl >e observed and photographed a reliable expert, and the results weighed with fine in- struments One such report concerns harvester ant, caught in the ac of removing a stone from tunnel in her nest. She heavec up the solid stone to ground level, then used her tough little mandible pincers to hoist ii shoulder nigh and tote it a safe distance from the doorway The operation was photo- graphed, then the mighty mid jet and her burden were weigh ed. This ant, small enough to sprawl on a penny, lifted 52 times her own weight, If a hu man weight-lifter had compar able strength, he could hoist load of almost four tons. This athletic ant may or may not have been a champion Worker ants often carry load; equal to 30 to 50 times theii own weight. For bulky con struction jobs, worker ants may toil together in teams Certain parasol ants neatl> slice selections from larg leaves and two or more work ers line up and carry thes wide loads above their heads Other teams reach up and pi down foliage to form tunnels Meantime assistant t ea m bring young larva ants to.spiri silken thread to sew the leavei together. All worker ants perform sti pendous feats during their dail duties. Earth and pebbles mils WMA Won't Hurt Insurance Claims MONTREAL (CP) Spokes- j the Insurance Federation for Canadian insurance companies said Wednesday the War Measures Act will not af- fect most claims for benefits. Basic benefits will be paid on all life insurance policies and claims will be honored on gcn- oral insurance theft, damages were the direct result of war cr insurrection. The 1914 War Measures Act, invoked last Friday and never before proclaimed during peace- time, gives police extraordinary powers of search and detention under the supervision of the provincial attorney-general. "The act docs nut declare a state of war or Charles Morcau, president o( lANCELOT-By Coktr 1 Ptnn HJNNV...I HAVE THE FESUNS X FCK00T SOME-THINS. COOKI65... 0RANSES BLONDIE-By Chic Young I WCNDBR HE'S COMB UP I WITH BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker see, ONE SOOP REASON THAfs NOTMUCA OF A 111 ABNER-By Al Capp THAT (WASATTILATHtt V HUM HARMLESS? HARMLESS WAS GENGHIS KHAN Ll'U r'l THIMG? MRS. O'LEARY'S I COW HARMLESS? YOU'RE >V THASSA ATOWE.- PROFESSORHAMS HAFWTTEMSTIEM THEPFSCMLNGG ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I WANTED TO TAKE VERONICA HOME ON MY M1NI-BIICE.' SKIRTS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWSJ AND I IN A MAXI-TAX1 WHY ARE YOU SO BROKE? SHE COULDN'T 6ET ON WITH HER. MIDI-SKIRT. HI AND lOIS-By Dik Brown -XOI TiXC ME TO RAKE THE LBVES, REMEMBER? I HAD HIM THAT TIME ALL RBHi; GH5 ME ONE GOOD REASON VOfRE NOT COINS VOCR SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal 1HA-T5 EASY.. ONEAL. IHAVeAQUKflONiSRE. THIS COMIC SKIP? YOU THE MUSTARD! FieURSD HE'P 6O FOR THE BUGS IS FUUL1NG HIS PHONY SLEEPWALKING WOUTIWE AGAIN SO HS CAN WAIP MV WEFWISEWATORi >e moveci to build the nest vhich may be four to eight eet deep. Its underground tun- nels and galleries are in con- tant need of cleaning and re- airs. All this earth work is ossible because each little ant s strong enough to heave, haul and carry loads equal to many imes her own body weight. All nsccts are strong and even he weakest can pull five times us own weight. The champions eem to be the sturdy beetles, certain bitsy beetle was hitched to a load and proved ble to lift 850 times his own weight. The average insect has more muscles than we do and, gram or gram, his muscles may be 0 times stronger. But the real secret of his strength lies in lis size. It is possible to con- centrate greater muscular co- ordination in a tiny body. If he were expanded to human size us muscle power would be re- duced to human proportions. Andy sends a World Book Atlas to Erica Williams, age 12, of Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada, for her question: What do they use to flavor root beer? A century ago, Charles Hires and his new bride stopped to ask for a drink at a farmhouse in the countryside of New Jer- sey. The farmer's wife served them a delicious herb tea made from her own recipe. She had concocted a n unforgettable blend from wild berries and roots. Tha ingredients included extracts 'of wild tipsissewa and peppy sarsaparilla, fragrant spikenard, tangy hops and win- tergreen. Each of these herbs merged, its own distinctive fla- vor to create the superb new blend of flavors. The thirsty visitors decided that others must share it. Six years later, at the Philadelphia Centennial, this new and very different beverage was introduced to the world as root beer. This delightful honeymoon story was told to Andy by the people who have been making root beer for 100 years. Na- turally, your reporter did not expect them to divulge all their secrets. But he learned that there are 16 ingredients in the famous flavor, including the same herbs used in the original recipe. By the way, root beer is a soft-drink not even dis- tantly related to the beers that contain alcohol. Questions assed by children of Herald readers, should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronical Publishing Co. 1970) Canada, said in an interview. "Absolutely nothing has been changed regarding claims or coverage in policies as a result of the invocation of the act. The clauses which protect insurance companies for paying for dam- ages incurred during wars and rebellion ore a matter for inter- pretation by the courts." T. Hanson, general manager of the Canadian Underwriters Association, said there can no blanked ruling on how claims will be honored. "Every insurance company has a different wording regard ing acls of. God, war and in- lie said. "Hut the courts normally rule in fnvor of the claimant.