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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Wedneiday, Seplembor 8, Your horoscope By Jean? Dixon THURSDAY, SEPT. V Your hirltnliiy ioilay: This year offers ii much desired major change, pcrhapd long awaited. Once into Uie turn- ing you find your energies strong enough to cope with all lhat comas to you. To- day's natives usually com- bine industry and prudence, seek fair and jusl arrange- ments. ARIES (March Everybody you bring in to help wants lo get inlo n-.anagement decisions as well, it may lw desirable lo postpone even fair- ly important projects TAURUS (April 20-May Very young and very old people pose momentary crises. Deci- sions now trad lo become pre- cedents, policy setting start- ing points. GEMINI (May 21 June Just going on without serious thought of what you're saying could upset people who care about you. Answers are given in a few words before you rea- lize them. CANCER (June 21 July Again your sympathy becomes a broad shelter for all who happen to be nearby not all of whom presently deserve much cooperation. LEO (July 23 Aug. Consolidate nil efforts on one job at a time. Take the most important things first despite emotional demands for changes of priority. VIRGO (Auff. 23 Sept. Financial loans fail of their in- tended purposes and should be postponed another few days while you verify Ihe circum- stances. LIBRA (Scpl. 2H Oct. You should have nearly every- body with you as you strive to I keep peace and perform the simplest interpretation of your role in life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Some things you've heard click and you know what to do quietly, firmly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Enthusiasm carries you forward at a fast pace. Just be SUIT; you give normal attention lo business and your vocation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Settling costs is no. thing exercising con t r o Is, making rules are very differ- ent. No heav-yhanded approach will work. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. and forgot sometime past. PISCES (Feb. 19-MalTli Enterprise and initiative spring inlo ready action. Beware the templation to pull down too much of existing working situa- tions, (1371: By The Chicago Tribune) You are unexpectedly vul- nerable to criticism, perhaps on behavior you've already left behind you, issues you settled LAWRENCE E. LAMB. M. D. More questions about 'The Pill' The barometer Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia lo Wendy Tet- ravJl, age 8, of South Wind- small sample. For example, the ham, Maine, for her question: pressure on one square inch is the weight of a tall skinny col- Dear Dr. Lamb Have read mucil about the pill, but can't find the answers to my ques- tions. 1.) After stopping the pill do menstrual periods resume normally within the next ,10 or so days? 2.) If one is in her late 40s, could it cause men- strual cycles when irregularity or cessation would normally oc- cur. 3.) If a woman stops tak- ing the pills and doesn't have periods, is this an indication of menopause? 41 Will going off (he pill induce a menopause ef- How does a barometer work? It's fun to ask a barometer what tomorrow's weather will be like. The useful little gadget looks very complicated. But when you get two things into your head and can understand how it works. One is easy, but the other may be a bit hard to believe. The easy one reminds you of tipping on a seesaw when you go up, your pal on the other end goes down. The other one is about the air. Just be- cause vou can't see it, you may think lhat the filmy sluff does not weigh anything at all. Tile Iriilh is lhat it does. It may he hard to believe, but even a shoe- box of air has a little feathery weight. About 300 years ago, some thoughtful people were curious about how much the air weighs. So they invented barometers to measure it. A good way lo mea- sure weights is with a pair of balance scales. They work very much like a seesaw. When you put a weight on each side, the umn of air, an inch square reaching from the ground to the very top of the atmosphere. Tire first barometers used silvery liquid mercury to weigh a sam- ple of air and so do many modern barometers. The inven- tor used a small dish and a glass tube with on end open and the oilier sealed closed. He poured some mercury into the dish nnd used some more to paiily fill the lube. Then he put his thumb over the tube, turned it upside down and set the open end under the mercury in Ihe dish without spilling a drop. Surprise! All the mercLtry did not run down Ihe lube, because the air pressed down on top of the mercury in the dish. The level of mercury in the tube ex- actly balanced the weight of the air sample. Another surprise a ladder of lines beside the tube showed that the level of mer- cury rises and falls. This proved that the weight of the air sam- ple must change, day by day and even hour by hour. People soon noticed that these changes chance (Q function normally. Of: heavier one goes down and the course, you could get pregnant: jigger one goes up. This tells m atmospheric pressure very while you are off the pill. you which weight is lighter otten predict changes in the 2. Yes, some pills can cause; 'anci wra-ctl js heavier. If both of 1 "'eather. But thai, fays Andy, is feet" in her (irregularity and but Dear Reader Actually, birth control pills are just combinations of the hormones a woman normally prnduces. One of these hormones (proges- terone) is secreted during preg- nancy and has the effect of pre- venting any more ova from be- ing released, thus preventing a second pregnancy in the al- ready pregnant uterus. A lol of the dangers ascribed to birth control pills are less likely to occur with the pill than they are with a pregnancy. I. Most women do resume normal menstrual cycles when the pill is stopped, but since this is a complex balance be- tween the pituitary gland under the brain and the reproductive organs, it doesn't always hap- pen. To keep the total glandu- ar system in balance, some doctors stop the pill at inter- vals to give the system a a woman lo contmue to have( u-ejgh exactly the same, periods. This isn't necessarily j neither side goes iip or down, bad since it is an indication of Tne lwo gjg evenly bal- cyclic hormone ac- anced. the answer lo another question. Our modem mercury barom- j eters are finer and better, but tivity similar to that occurring i Thc inventors did not vse they still work Ihe same old before the menopause. 3. Failure to menslurate af- ter the pill is stopped can mean the pituitary or master gland isn't producing enough hor- mone to stimulate the female organs. It does not guarantee a person that she is not still ovulating and won't get preg- nant. Don't assume that just because you are not menstruat- ing, you can't get pregnant. Many woman can still get preg- nant for at least two years after their periods have stopped. 4. Mcnopausal symptoms are sometimes prevented by giving one of the birth control pills since these provide the normal hormones of the female. So yes, in some women, stopping the pill may result in the meno- pausal symptoms. If symptoms occur, the doctor may decide it is best to continue the pill or to use some other medicine. During a woman's normal child hearing years, female hormones are not all bad. Esto- gcn helps prevent high choles- terol and fatty deposits in the i tific icehouse in hope that future arteries that cause heart dis- pair of scales exactly like this ray. Our aneroid barometer weigh the air. But they used uses no mercury. It is a metal box with the air laken out and a spring sealed inside. Light air pressure lets the top of Uie the same idea. Their barom- eters balanced the weight of (he air with some silvery liquid mercury in a glass tube. The air in a room weighs just a few pounds. However, the whole globe is wrapped in a huge blanket of air that reaches up hundreds of miles. This is the atmosphere. It weighs billions of tons and it presses down on spot of land and sea. Us weight is called atmospheric pressure. This is logical be- cause it means Uie weight of the atmosphere pressing down on the earth. A barometer weighs just a box bulge up; heavy air dents it clown. The slightest change moves the delicate spring in- side. The spring moves gears and levers that relay the changes to a moving needle on the outside of the box, Questions asKea by cnlMria of Herald readers snould be mailed to Ask Anrty, P 0. Box 765, Huntington Beac'n. California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. JS71) TUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN NO COURSE IN -ffiACKINe WOULP COMPLETE, CLASS, WITHOUTA RECITATION OFTHAT TRASIC CLASSIC: OPE ID UTTLE FOOTPRINTS 'PON YON 6ROUNP, YOUR FEET AROUNP; FROM SUNPOWN TO PLEAK SUNUP EVER CATCH UP. EVER YOUR GOAL' TO REGAIN YOUR ERRANT SOLEi NEVER PE TO JUST HUM0LYTAS PEHINP? BLONDIE-By Chic Young WILL YOU GET IT? I HAVE A FEELING irs FOR YOU, PEAR THERE'S MORE, PUT (sob) MUST PAUSE I YA PETTER STOPL.OUR PKEECrlOOTHS BficTLE BAILEY-By Mort Wolk.r BUT THEN THEPEfe ANOTHER FPC0LEM WVTAT'S THAT 2 OETTIWS CAMP SWAMPY" OUT OF THe Ill ABNER-By Al Capp Air-conditioned home planned for moon rocks WASHINGTON (AP) Moon rocks nill be put into a scien- ease and may also help in some women after the menopause. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. COHEN [C By The ChlUBB TrtbnUJ East-West vulnerable. North teals. NORTH AKQJ4 VAK86 0 A 10 7 4 2 WEST EAST AA10972 AC, OK106 OQJ987532 48 SOUTH A853 A K Q J f, 5 3 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 A Pass 4 0 Pass 4 Pass 5 4 Pass C A Pass Pass Pass Today's hand, taken from the Spingold Team-of-Four event of the Summer Na- tionals held in Chicago in July, produced a substantial ewing when it was dealt during an oarly match. I The bidding presented in the diagram occurred at one Uble. North opened with one Gpadc and Soulh responded with two clubs. North's hand to 20 points in support of clubs [counting three points for the sinulelon] find he made a game forcing Jump shift rcbid of three Soulh temporized with four clubs and North now cue bid the ace of diamonds. At this point, South gave n preference lo four spades. There was little point lo this call. Inasmuch as South intends playing a club con- tract and his partner has Indicated fircat strength and shown controls In the olhcr suiLs, we favor a direct hid of six clubs over lour diamonds. This will serve to reassure North regarding the solidity of Soulh's club holding, so that if North has enough top on the side, he may be in position to go all the way. Over four spades, NorLh gave a delayed club raise and South carried on lo slam, The bidding had provided West with all the information he required to find the killing defense. North surely had at least four and possibly five spades for his opening bid in that suit and South'? prefer- ence presumably showed Ihree spades. It was not hard to visualize East with, at most, a singleton since West had five himself. He opened the ace of spades and con- tinued with a small spade which East ruffed (or the selling trick. At the other table the bidding proceeded in the same mannei1 until North's cue bid of four diamonds. South, there, jumped directly to six clubs which closed tho auction. West did not have the benefit of knowing that the declarer had length in spades. It appeared more likely that South would be short in that suit and that laying down Ihe ace of spades might serve only lo establish needed discards for his op- ponent. In an attempt to build up a fast trick for his side, West led a small diamond. Norlh the ace, South drew trump and conceded a trick lo the ace of spades, Tho score (or a nonvulncrablo slam in tournament play ii 920 points 1500 for the slnm and for gamel which with Ihe SO point set scored at the other table by Soulh's team- mates produced a 971) point profit on the deal. the project for providing protec- tion of the rocks "has been a very important aim since the very beginning, because we realize these arc unique and irreplacable sam- ples and it may be years before we go back to these places. "Science keeps developing new tools all the time for inves- tigating the will be coming up with ques- tions 10 or 20 years from now that we ean't even guess at now." The amount of ulnar material has been rising with each mis- sion: Apollo II brought back pounds. Apollo 12 had 7.1.8 pounds, Apollo 14 had 94 pounds and Apollo 15 an estimated 170 pounds. Pomeroy said about 26 per cent of the Apollo 11 material has gone out for scientific inves- tigations, with H per cent of the tailed studies of the Dr, Apollo 12 rocks and eighl. per JUichael Duke, curator of [he, cent of the Apollo 1-! material Lunar Receiving Laboratory in) distributed. That leaves about Houston, said in an interview, ill? pounds for future cxpcri- rescarcliers may chip oi't the clues to the creation of the solar system that remain locked in these chunks of frozen secrets. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to consolidate its curatorial and research project in a new, vault-like, air-conditioned home, a miniature treasury for the Apollo program's moon-rock collection at the space centre in Houston, Tex. NASA officials say the object is to keep the rocks as close as possible to original conditions, thus keeping the scientific value of this multi-billion-dollar in- vestment from being lost to fu- ture researchers. "We'll have what we hope wil be the permanent facility for storage, handling and doing de- "Besides just storing, ire look fonvard to continuing scientific investigation." j COMPLETION SOON Thc new faciityl will cover I ,-ibout 5.000 square feet of labo- ments- NEWLY DISCOVERED MASTERPIECE ON LOAN TO LOCAL Vou broads have your s remember.'.'-Altho you're sitting on me. j I I'm your r-------------- 'J STAND EACK.FOLKS AMD LET THE DEAR OLD LADIES VIEW THE Mona Lousa, valued ab ten million dollars, nouj on exhibition, attracting thousands of ert ARCHlE-By Bob Montana MR. SVEN5EN, THAT'S THE ETH-NICK WRONG KIND I WHAT'S OF YOLK.' V HE? BESIDES, I DON'T LIKE ETHNIC A JOKE THAT POI4ES FUN AT OTHER PEOPLE'S NATIONALITY "IRISHMAN THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR TWO YOLKS.' HI AND LOIS-By Oik Browna HEV, AT ALL THE MONEY I MADE ON My PAPER ROUTE THIS WELL, FOR A FEW SECONDS I WAS ON MV WAY TO BEING THE WORLD'S FIRST MILLIONAIRE PAPER eoy DECIMAL POINT RISHT V THERE Open Park PERTH-ANDOVER. N ,B. CCP) Indians at (lie ___ reserve in nearby Tnbiqra have ralory space.'II is planned for a trailer park and camp- SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal completion in lime for Apollo rn lraPes of attracting j IG's return this winter travellers who prefer to "stay off the beaten path." The park opened this summer despite claims by government consult- ants lhal it would be handi- capped because of its five-mile distance from the Trans-Canada Highway. "The experts said no so we knew we must be on the right said Reserve Chief Danny Nicholas. ITS PEOPLE THATC41KE 4U.TH5 TROUBLE GOOD USE I.OS ANGELES (API If y.tu lisvc some con' manure and cir.ply glass lioltles yon want In Ret rid of, .1. 0. iUackcimo of the UCIiA school of cnRinecrinR may interested. He's devel- oped a process combining the two iraslc materials Inlo ce- ramir bricks nnd planks which he says don't smell, can be or nailed together, have insiil.rion properties, will not soak up water don't bum, can IK glawrt. drilled and sawed. And they're cheap. ViWEN 00. WrIAT Wm_ you DO? SiT ABOUND AND TKIN< ABOUT THE SWlNSIN' I' BUGS BUNNY ;