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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdn.wUy, October 31 1973 Your horoscope By Dixon Ask Andy by Charles schulz THURSDAY, NOV. 1 Your birthday today: Finds you scrambling for ready resources and a better spot for doing long-desired ex- periments The uneven, sometimes surprising results are nearly all useful long- term. Relationships definitely need consistent cultivation where you want to maintain them Most of today's natives are many-sided, complex characters who are unwilling to stay put, friendly but bent on pursuing a life course which makes it almost im- possible for the crucial ex- perience to be shared ARIES (March 21-April If you are to get what you most want, you must make a profound effort to understand all there is to know about your own capabilities, and have faith in yourself TAURUS (April 20-May Today is more propitious for seeking advice than for mak- ing moves Very likely you are disenchanted with what you do Try the best you can, get finished with it, and go on GEMINI (May Conditions narrow the area of vour work to a few troublesome points which you must resolve before proceeding further Later hours find you beyond this barrier and on your way CANCER (June 21-July Social gatherings, at whatever level, tend to turbulence. Keep calm, deal with valid claims Today's extra energy may as well be harnessed to your favorite project. LEO (July 23-Aug. For once discussing your theories is not the thing to do Neither is acting alone, for whatever reason Work situations include changes and an ele- ment of tentative plans or doubts VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. The creative or experimental move is likely to bring prompt results Where you have acted on sound information, the out- come is very good Make the evening a pleasant celebration LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Unprecedented combinations exist today Your opinion is needed, perhaps some definite action on your part It's im- portant to get back on your normal schedule at the earliest feasible moment SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. What may seem unfriend- ly or aloof behavior is merely preoccupation with matters beyond your knowledge. Have patience The answers will Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Oct. 31, 1973. Martin Luther, church reformer and Bible translator, nailed his 95 theses on the church door at Witten- burg 456 vears ago today in 1517 His original theses, directed against the Dominican monk Johann Tetzel. were burned as heretical but translations of the works spread quickly through Germany Luther, known as the founder of Protestant denomination, died in 1546 gas explosion at In- dianapolis Coliseum killed 71 spectators at an ice revue 1958 Prince Philip visited the site ol the Spnnghill, N.S., mine disaster nine days after the mine collapsed 1937 Flooding over 3.500 square miles in Syria killed 200 people 1934 The Winnipeg Gram Exchange pegged wheat prices to prevent foreign raids 1918 Turkey surrendered and signed an armistice in the First World War He's 100 SCHENECTADY. N.Y. MP) Dr William Coohdge, a sicentist who invented the x- ray tube, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. His "Coohdge unveiled in 1913, made possible modern medical and industrial x-ray technology. LI! ABNER appear soon enough for you to react properly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Temporary ex- pedients work well in most areas of action now Be wary of lasting, specific com- mitments. Changes of course in business or politics are probable CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Move early to secure special advantage, better con- ditions for yourself and those you cherish. The practical approach comes into esteem, yourself along with it if you deserve it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Stick to what you know. Surprisingly, however, some of that turns out different than you thought. Expect others to follow their own ideas instead of yours PISCES (Feb. 19-March Come to some firm deci- sion quietly. Announce what it is only if necessary or you are asked Ultimately, you must become the sole judge of your own welfare and how best to further it. WHAT'S PROPANE? Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jean McDonald, age 12, of Romney, West Virginia, for her question: What is propane? Propane is one of those in- visible helpers that performs all sorts of everyday chores behind the scenes. It may be a bottled fuel that we use in the lamps and stoves we take on camping trips. It may be processed to make rainproof fabrics and many other plastics. A few people have adjusted their cars to use propane as a fuel This has a double advantage. It reduces auto emissions that cause air pollution and also conserves our supplies of gasoline. Gas for the kitchen range is piped to most city dwellings. But the pipes do not reach many people who live way out in the country They depend on tanks of LPG to heat their ranges. The letters stand for Liquid Petroleum Gases and the main gases in the mixture are propane and butane. They Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I suffer from claustrophobia (I I get panicky and feel faint if I am locked in any place, such as an elevator I won't ride a bus because I can't get out when I want to. I always thought that claustrophobia was caused from close places, but even if I am in a large department store, bank, etc and they lock the doors I am horrified I would love to fly to Hawaii, or any place, but am afraid of getting in a plane, even though they are large, because I will be locked in. I feel as if I can't breathe. Some have told me that I could fly if I took a tranquihzer, a sleep- ing pill or went to a psy- chiatrist just once could help. Could you please give me any advice I feel like a prisoner not being able to do these common things that most peo- ple do every day. I am 50 years old and have had claustrophobia for at least 30 years, and it :s getting worse. Dear Readfer The exact label for your phobia doesn't make that much difference Phobias can be related to mul- tiple situations, heights, open spaces, animals, autos or various objects. The impor- tant point is that they are all manifestations of anxiety Phobias are usually modified fears of some situa- tion in childhood Whatever caused the original fear is replaced by something else and that something is the phobia The problem that confronts the psychiatrist is the proper relating of the phobia to the real underlying fear, the unmasking of the real problem A good example is a widely quoted case of Freud's. A lit- tle boy he called Hans wanted the undivided love of his mother and wanted to eli- minate his father as a rival for her love This is not un- common. Hans' natural response was guilt about his feelings toward his father and fear of what his father would do to him for this. The anxiety provoked by this situation resulted in two phobias He was afraid of open spaces and afraid of horses Both enabled him to stay in- doors close to his mother. The horse was a displacement of his fear of his father, the horse representing the masculine father figure. Be- ing afraid of horses then made it possible for him to tolerate his father in the house without unreasonable fear This may give you an idea of how dif- ficult it is for a person to un- ravel the real dynamics of phobias and their meaning without professsional help. Some tranquilizer medications can be used to help temporarily in anxiety situations, including phobias, but they are only temporary help at best. Prfessional help is usually indicated not just to unmask the real underlying fear, but facing the true villain that has provoked the problem. Obviously, if the problem is so important to a person's psyche that it had to be camouflaged, it is not an easy problem for the person to cope with, and it usually takes quite some time to significant- ly resolve it. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on low blood sugar, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Blood Sugar" booklet. are two of the many hydrocarbon chemicals ex- tracted from petroleum. The LPG mixture may be mostly propane or mostly butane. The basic propane molecule is a linkage of three atoms of carbon and eight atoms of hydrogen. At ordinary temperatures it forms an in- visible, flammable gas. Under pressure, propane gas becomes a liquid fuel that can be stored and transported in heavy containers. Each sturdy container has a valve which can be turned to allow the contents to escape. The freed propane is released from pressure and immediately turns into a jet of fuel gas. Other supplies of propane are used in the manufacture of a long list of unlikely products It is one of the in- visible ingredients in the an- tifreeze that protects auto engines during severe weather There is propane in acetone, which is used to clean paint brushes. Propane plays many roles in the manufacturing of modern plastics. In most of these fan- tastic recipes, heat and pressure are used to combine liquid or gaseous propane with various other hydrocarbons. These small molecules may be joined to make larger ones. But in many plastic-making recipes, the small hydrocarbon molecules are broken apart, reshaped and strung together in long chains Man-made chain molecules are used to make some of our favorite plastics. For ex- ample, propane is used in making vinyl, a popular plastic used in floor coverings and chair covering material, in waterproof material for making raincoats and dozens of other useful substances A few years ago, most of our propane supply was used as fuel Nowadays, more and more is used to manufacture plastics Deposits of natural gas are trapped below with some of our deposits of petroleum Propane can be extracted from both natural gas and petroleum. Often it is ex- tracted with butane and the two are compressed to become the liquid fuel we call LPG. For making plastics, pure propane may be separated from the numerous hydrocarbon chemical found in precious petroleum Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Goren on Bridge Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER By J. A. H. HUNTER Three years ago Ann was half again as old as Don was when Ann was a year younger than Don is now When Don is five years older than Ann will be when Don is as old as Ann is now, Ann will be twice as old as Don is now. So you can see how old they are' (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: LEAD was 2478. Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1973, The Chicago Both vulnerable. North deals NORTH A A65