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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, 16, 1972 THE IETHMIDGE HBIAID 23 Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON First fingerprints Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Darla Carmlchael, age 14, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for her question: When was fingerprint evidence first used against people? The use of fingerprint evi- dence against criminals is only a part of the story. When it began, there was no Intent to use it against people at all. Way back in history, potters, artists and perhaps kings used a thumbprint as an indisput- able signalicre. In lime, the idea developed into a scientific system, organized to beneiit in- dividuals and the whole of so- ciety. Its main purpose is iden- tification and it catches croolts only as a sideline. As we know, the patterns of every person's fingerprints are unique. This was discovered by unknown, sharp eyed observ- ers thousands of years ago. The ingenious Chinese were using thumb and linger prints as in- disputable signatures as far back as 200 B.C. Archeolpgisls have found much older finger- prints on clay tablets that may or may not have been used to identify criminals in ancient Babylon. In India, during the British rule of the 1800s, the old signa- ture Idea took two spurts for- ward. In the 1850s, Sir William Herscbel extended its useful- ness. He filed the thumbprints ol illiterate workers in place oE Today in history Sept. 16, 1972 Fleets of Spain and Portu- gal were defeated 333 years ago the- Dutch under Martin Van Tromp. Separate provinces of the Netherlands were fighting for independence from Spain and at the same time laying foundations of an overseas empire in Af- rica and the East and West Indies. A strong Dutch navy led to conflict with Britain which ended in 1678. Only 10 years later, the Dutch Prince of Orange was in- vited to the English throne. 1963-Canada sold Russia 228-million bushels of wheat arid flour worth million. Caouette was first elected to Parliament for Pontiac, Que., as a So- cial Credit member. Japanese at Hong Kong surrendered to the British. went Into effect in Ontario after a night when liquor stores and saloons sold out their stocks. was incor- porated. written signatures. The purpose was to record their earnings and make sure that nobody got cheated. The system workec to everybody's advantage and against no one. Its success at traded considerable attention and attempts were irade to im prove it. Around 1890, E, R. Henry was in charge of the Bengal police The improved fin'gerprintin system caught his eye, and he saw how it could be used in his work to identify criminals. Henry later became Commis- sioner of Scotland Yard in Lon- don. There he stressed the cri- minal catching qualities of fin- gerprinting and founded the basic system now used in most civilized countries. _ This aspect of fingerprinting goes back less than a century. When we stress its use as evi- dence against people, let's re- member that the word "against" must have two oppo- site sides. In criminal cases, there is no doubt what those op- posite sides are. One is a per- son accused of doing something against the welfare of society society being you and the rest of us ordinary folk. The accused gets his day In court, and a jury panel of or- dinary folk get a chance to judge his guilt or Innocence. And they are not likely to let fingerprint evidence outweigh their evaluatiion of the total piic- ture. No fingerprint Is likely to convict an innocent person. S'JNDAY, SEPT. 17 YOUR BIRTHDAY TO- DAY: Where relations are complicated by inner con- flict, trivial stimuli may set off extensive changes, end of unrewarding experiences. To- day's natives can maintain good humor under trying cir- cumstances. ARIES (March 21 April Being home over Sunday may bo more formidable than put- ting in a day's work. There's much to do that you aren't ready to tackle. TAURUS (April 20 May Anytliing with wheels is a po- tential hazard this Sunday. Prayer is the preferred course, leave others to their own de- vices. GEMINI (May 21 June Volunteering for physical ac- tivity brings you up short on energy just when you have to move nimbly. Pace yourself. CANCER (June 21 July Divisive tendencies are at work. Where duty lakes away temporarily, or vice versa, do nothing to make things more dramatic. LEO (July 23 Aug. A little ingenuity should get you out of habits, into a differcn mood. Physical fitness de- serves your care and attention VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 22) With moderation you can bal- ance your program to do a lit- tle for practically all your reg- ular interests. Keep moving. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. You should be consistent de- spite the whims of others, ing them free to change plans. This may mean doing very little. SCOBIHO (Oct. 23 Nov. Listen to all opinions, but act on none for the time being, "here are social amenities you shouldn't skip, people to re- member. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. It may seem that you have worn out your welcome in some >laces. Solitude can give you a jetler perspective on your pro- jects. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Morning incidents provoke second thought, perhaps a bright idea. The rest of the day is for working out the finer nu- ances. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Don't be surprised if those you want to bslp are restive, sensitive, and in no mood for advice. Find something else to do. PISCES (Feb. 15 March TUMBUWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan ALAS, RAPY PRUPPER, HAS SOJCHEP THITHER AN' YON T FINP A NANNY T STAY WIT' YOUSE WIN' ME APSENSE, PUTT'NO -v L.EFTWnW y om ALTOINATIVEJ... BLONDIE-By Chic Young However, If a criminal's prints on a poker superimpose those left by somebody else, the innocent party is mighty grateful that such scientific evi- dence exists. Victims of acci- dents and amnesia also have cause for gratitude for our fin- gerprint system and so have their families. Questions asKed by cnlTmon of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntlngton Beach, California 92848. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) Probe death at Calgary CALGARY (CP) RCMP are investigating the death of Alexaifor J. Santa, 37, of Cal- gary whose body was found in his car seven miles southwest of Bragg Creek. Police say an autopsy has been made on an inquest. Bragg Creek is about 20 miles south of Calgary. GOREN ON BRIDGE Wagner blasts Trudeau MONTREAL (CP) Claude Wagner criticized Prime Minis- ter Trudeau Thursday night for setting out down "a dangerous slope" by seeking confrontation with Quebec nationalists. He told a meeting of more than 600 Progressive Con- servatives that such provoca- tion is puerile, Machiavellian, arrogant and unhealthy. The only explanation for such a move was that the government has panicked. "It's an attempt to dodge the tile former Liberal pro- vincial justice minister said. Mr. Wagner is Progressive Conservative candidate in nearby St. Hyacinthe riding in the Oct. 30 federal election. The prime minister's action "clearly demonstrates that he doesn't understand what is hap- pening in Quebec." "There is a real danger in the attitude that Mr. Trudeau has adopted. I really fear that it could cause a disaster affect- ing Canadian unity. "Tho only purpose of this provocation is to strengthen his on the power which is slip- >ing away from him." But in the final analysis, Mr. [rudeau's remarks about Que- iec nationalism were plain and simple electioneering "at a :ime in Canadian history when we cannot allow il." Let the social world turn without you white you search for facts, line up plans and budgets, seek guidance in prayer, meditation. 1972 By Tile Chicago Tribune MONDAY, SEPT. 18 YOUR BIRTHDAY TO- DAY: Things in. general go smoothly enough that you may be tempted to let pass opportunity which never re- turns. Today's natives have a Hair for putting their views into effective, candid words. ARIES (March 21 April This promises to be a relatively quiet Monday. For millions this is a solemn and sacred day dedicated to soul-searching. TAURUS (April 20 May Your thinking should include some review of your life. The thought may occur that in some unsaid ways, you are fortunate. GEMINI (May 21 June Your feelings lead you away from routines. Installing cor- rections proceeds well, until you find a flaw and have no Idea what causes it. CANCER (June 21 July Making rounds should be sim- ple enough that you can make a mental inventory of resources, THIS TASTES LIKE YSSTEKOiYiS HASH .J BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort ALL MY BEST SOCK.6 HAVE ll'l ABNER-By Al Capp BY CHARLES H. COHEN WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. 1 Neither vulnerable, ts South you hold: 4AKQ74 WK642 The bidding lias proceeded: South West North. East 1 Pass 2 Pasi 1 What Is your rcbid! Q. 2-As South, vulnerable, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 A Pass Pass What do you bid now? o. vulnerable, as yoa hold: OK542 The bidding proceeded: Nnrlh East South 2 W Pass 1 What do you bid? Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AQJ1051 OAKJ10 The bidding has proceeded: South West N'orth East 1 A Pass 2 V Pass What action do you take! Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: AJ1032 042 The bidding has proceeded; North East Sooth 1 20 What action do you take? Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: AKJ542 <565 0832 The bidding has proceeded; North Fast South 1 A 2 W What action do you take? Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: AK4 VAJ2 OQ9S6 Tire bidding has proceeded: Smilh West North East 1 4. Pass 2 A Pass 2 NT Pass 3 0 Pass 3 NT Pass 4 Pass What do you bid now? q. vulnerable, as South you hold: AJ2 9KQ63 OAKJ93 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 0 1'ass 1 A 1 What action do you take? onjuierj Mondayt Continuous coverage provided REGINA (CP) Changes In regulations under the Saskat- chewan hospitalizatton and medical care insurance acts will provide continuous cover- age to persons leaving or enter- ing tiie province. Health minister Waller Smi- shek said in a news release to- day that other provinces are ex- pected to make similar changes in their legislation to ensure uniformity. The changes will give "new- comers" to the province, until the first day of the third month after establishing residence to pay tiro Saskatchewan joint tax. During that period, cover- age will be provided by the province from which they came. Any person 65 years of age or more who moves to Sas- katchewan will bo eligible for free health insurance coverage upon establishing residency. relate them to a larger frame of reference. LEO (July K Aug. Spread yourself to be genial, outgoing. Gather about you family and relatives, try for reconciliations where they're needed. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Get beyond the trivia of daily living to see the broad picture of your place in the world. You can help others by being co- operative. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Original thought springs in pace with your life rhythm. Do the unavoidable routines serenely and well. Romance is favored. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Revision comes naturally as you examine what you do and why you do it. A great day for leaving old habits behind. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. If you can travel, do, so; at least seek a fresh point of view. Get out for a roundup of your friends and family. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. You can have almost any- thing reasonable for the ask- ing. Begin an organized de- mand for the rewards you feel you have earned. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. You fend to come put ahead on just about anything open for activity today. Select a definite area o f initiative. Share hobbles. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Keep digging out the informa- tion you need. Any effort at self-improvement will gain with 1972 By The Chicago Tribune GOOD OLE CORKSCREW GIVE IT TO US STRAIGHT THAR IS FOOD AT REG'LAR INTERVALS. WONDER IF THESES OLD BEAMS OVER THE ENTRANCE ARE DEEP IM 'THE. SERPENT ARCHIE-By Bob Montana ONASURFBCWyJ? WHAT S SO GREAT ABOUT 77tnr? LOTS OF HOfiSECWNERS DO I HEAR THEY EXERCISE EACH HORSE IN THE SURF THEY EVEN .HAVETOHR MR. LOOSE'S THOROUGHBRED HORSES UVE LIKE) MANI- MlLLIOMAlRes.' it-CUREDj HI AND LOIS-By Dik Nixon landslide seen in poll NEW YORK (AP) Presi- dent Nixon leads Senator George McGovern in the latest Louis Harris survey by 63 to 29 per cent compared with last month's Nixon lead of 57 to 34 per cent. Voters said, by a margin of 46 to -10 per cent, that Nixon "deserved to win re-election by a the polling firm reported Thursday. UFi ON THE J-LAZY-S-By T. H. wc'eutf TO cum HMtsumwu ux? SCHOOL 8f FBItHDS. AIL THK TOST JHIHH- Witt tOlHG TO KAKJf ISN'T I DONT KNOW WHAHS WRONG WITH ME-1 SEEM TO HAVE LOST AUMyfiTEAM SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal CHECKMATE.? 1 HAVE OM.Y ONE MOVE LEPT. yes i THE DUNSEON.' BUGS BUNNY I'LL SENPVA MY au-i WHAT'S VER I STOPPED WK I-----7 ASA'.Ni UPPSV? I WISH 3 COULP FIGURE OUT HE OOSS THATt ;