Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
LSTHBR1DOE HERALD Tueiday, S.plember 16, 1971 Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, SUIT. 27 Your birthday today: Sell-improvement, now skills are a must early in the sea- son. Most of what you at- tempt will come out well in material terms. Today's na- tives are fiistirUous, optimis- tic, sensible. ARIES (March Zl-April 19) Present your requests. Once you have the day started, you can settle negotiations, con- tracts, in peaceful cooperation. TAURUS (April ZO-May Try new ideas in anything but financial arrangements There you should wait. It's good day to bring in extra help. GEMINI (May 21 June Stop going around in circles over the same old set of sto- ries and problems; Ect off some tangent or other for a bet- ter perspective. CANCER (June 11 July Set something aside for the fu- tur.e Look for an exceptional chance for advancement. Fam- ily co-operation runs well enough to bring results. LEO (J u 1 y Aug. Lively discussions, possibly voluble dissent mark the early hours, from which you can progress to a well-stated basis for collaboration. VIRGO (Aug. Sept. Present your grievance, if you have one. By evening you should have something special, a new understanding, to cel- ebrate. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Comes the breakthrough, you see a way of doing things more effectively, learn a new ap- proach, if you are alert. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Early vagueness settles quick ly into incomplete but clear in formation, enough that you can take action. Be nimble-minded SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec Come to terms with rivals adjust differences whereve they clutter a fluent welcome Your cheerful mood is catch Ing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan The search for informa tion widens there is a grea deal to learn and apply to your creative activity. Have a check- ip. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Bridging the gap between differing disciplines is easier once you get started. You have everything to gain by trying. PISCES (Feb. ID-March Your mood swings from down to up. Difficult questions need open debate. Outsiders' opin- ions are generally to be dis- regarded. (1972 By The Chicago Tribune) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Is lap water really drinkable? Today In history By THE CANADIAN PRESS ept. 26, 1972 New Zealand attained Dom mion status 65 years ago todaj _ in 1907 although it was not 1947 that the country ought powers to amend its own At the turn of the century, under the Liberal-La >our government, Rew Zealand vas a pioneer in political re- rorm. Between 1889 and 1898 t introduce universal suffrage !or men and women, labor ar- bitration courts, graduated in- come tax, old-age pensions and the eight-hour work day. 1058 Prime Minister DLef- enbaker became the first Can- adian prime minister to visit the Yukon while in office. 19M A Japanese ferry sank in Tsugaru Strait, 172. 1945 Composer Bela Bar- tok died. 1918 The steamship Tampa was torpedoed off England, kill- ing 118. 1815 Austria, Prussia and Russia formed the Holy Alli- ance. Dear Dr. Lamb Regard- ing your column on tap water. It's probqbiy safe from a bac- teria standpoint, but what about all those chemical and indus- trial wastes. Are these suffi- ciently removed? Studies have shown less heart trouble in locations where there's bard water and lots of minerals. Per- haps this is because of the cal- cium, magnesium, salts, iron, aluminum and other metals in Jie water. Couldn't the person >ho drinks distilled water get these elements from vitamin pills? The chemical wastes a n c the water are all lowered to acceptable limits in municipal water supplies. The complete mineral and chemical content of the water is fairly well regulat ed by public health regulations This includes keeping enougl chemicals in the water to pre vent the growth or develop ment of any significant bacteri, even in the pipelines carryin water to different residences and it includes being sure tha the amount of chemical res dues are within a range tha will not be harmful to health Dear Reader Yes, you'r absolutely right. Many of thei chemicals and what we ca "trace are impor ant in the body's function. Som of them are necessary for ce tain enzymes in the body. 1 many localities this is a goo source of iodine which is esse tial to the body. The only othe common sources of iodine a in iodized table salt or in se food. The trace metals of Impor ance to the body are not foul in vitamin tablets. You c find vitamin tablets that co tain iron, but that's alwut GOREN ON BRIDGE 0-5942 East Pass Pass Pass BY CHARLES IT. GOREN e 1971 fir TJu chieiia Tribune North-South vulnerable, South deals- NORTH A J62 WK2 O QMS KQ965 WEST EAST A ftlO 9 4 AS' VAJS86 O 73 SOUTH V 30743 O AK88 A2 The bidding: Couth West North 1 Pile, RdW, Pass 1 Pass INT 2 urce available to us. Dear Dr. I.ainb At least vo years ago I began feeling numbness at night in my lumhs and two forefingers, ometimes both. My family octor sent me to a neurolo- ist who advised x-ray pictures f my neck and head and men- oned a possible pinched nerve, he picture showed nothing and iy doctor prescribed nothing, 'he numbness continues- and I hink it gradually gets worse. Should I pursue the matter or earn to live with this condi- ion. Dear Reader Pursue it. Arthritis of the neck region of he spine or changes in the spine in this area can press on the roots of the nerves that go to he arm. Other structures can also press on the nerves. In some people a muscle may be drawn tightly over the artery nerve and vein, that goes to that part of the arms or in still other people, on extra rib (cervical rib) will create pres- sure. In some people the position in which they sleep makes a difference. If you have the habit of sleeping with' your arms above your head, try learning to sleep with them down at your side. With the arms raised, muscular pressure can cause pressure on the nerves which wouldn't show up on an x-ray. AW, YOU PROMISE? ME YDU'P WE THE YOU'RE A GREAT PISAPPOINTMENTTO ME! BLONDIE-By Chic Young BEETLE BAILEY-By Mori Wttlker A GOOP I LEADER LEADS- Bl' EXAMPLE AW MtJSZMS Hoop snakes Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Bruce Gibson, age 11, of Huntsville, Alabama, for his question: Do hoop snakes really roll down hills? The hoop snake is classified with the ostrich who buries his head in the sand and horse hair that transforms itself into a worm. In the same class, we meet the camel who stores water in his hump and the chickeai-heatred elephant who is scared of mice. All of these nature stories have been prov ed downright untrue. As to the hoop snake, there are sound ological reasons why he can ot roll down a slope, or in any ;her direction. Some people look you in th ye and tell you that they per oually have seen a hoop snak o his special thing. They sa ie grabs his tail in his mout nd stiffens his snakey body t orm a circle. We are not give precise details as to how h Ips himself up like a bicyc wheel. But obviously this mu dona before he can procee o the next part of Ms perform f course, nature's decrees ave rJorced by built-in biological eatures. A snake is born with ome amazing equipment for is limited locomotion and p other method is possible for rim. Naturally it is arranged o suit his particular way of ife. The II'L ABNER-By Al Capp THAR (30 A VOTER AN'A POTENTIAL. VOTER. THASS TRAGIC Ll'U ABMER AM HOMEST ABE. TP.APPEP IN TH'MINE? BUT YOU COULD HAVE THE WORLDS WEALTHIEST WOMAM AS A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR.1.' THASS GOOD NEWS- BUT ONLY IF-SHE MARRIES THE WEALTHIEST MAN 1NTHE J WORLD-AMD YOU CAM MAKE HER. ARCHlE-By Bob Montana ance. This happens when he akes off, bowling over the fround like a runaway hoola- loop. Hoop snake fanciers may in- sist that this amazing creature can bowl along in any direction lie chooses. more, ho can outdistance any snake tra- veling by ordinary means and more often than not he chases a victim with wicked intent to do bodily harm. Other hoop snake supporters allow for the fact that the rolling snake could not see where he's going. They doubt he can chase a victim over level ground but insist that he can roll, willy-nilly, down a slope. If a snake were smart enough to grasp these fanciful theories, ho might consider changing his travel method. But snakes arc not very smart. Besides, na- ture limits them to crawling, swimming and some species are allowed to climb trees. And, long, legless creature can slither silently along the jrmmd, which is fine for sneak- ng up on his speedy victims and avoiding his speedy ene- mies. His crawling action de- )ends on a long supple spine attached to 200 or more pairs of curved ribs. The bones in- volved are moved by a multi- tude of smooth, overlapping muscles, For good measure, [here are scaley spurs on his underside to grip the ground and prevent backsliding. He progresses by bending his spine from side to side in a series of graceful waves. Mus- cles work to close the ribs of the inner sides of the curves and to spread them apart on the outer sides. As the waving mo- tion repeats from side to side, his grippers push against the ground and he glidess along like rippling water. Even it a silly snake wanted to change this graceful and ef- ficient system, he could not do it. So a hoop snake in hot pur- suit is not more scarey than a bogeyman became neither of THEY'RE DRIFTWOOD BASE WITH BIRCH BARK SHADES.' HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browna them exists. Questions asRefl by cnnmnn of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Hunlington Beacfc, California 92B48. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1072) LOWERS AGE KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Opposition leader Hugh Shearer says he wants to lower the age of majority in Jamaica to 18 years from 21. HE LOOKS LIKE MEt> FALL APART IF YOU TOOK OFF THE BANDA66S. YES, HE FELL OUT OF A TRES THIS MORNIM5 AND NOW HE TR1PPB5 IN THE PRIVEWAy SHORT RIBS-By frank O'Neal LIFE ON THE J-LAZY-S-By T. H. Edward t ILL Bt ALL NOVJ SOU'. LET'S GET GOING i IT WAS THE OLD MAW THEY ht'LPED HIM COT OF THETRAP BUGS BUNNr SCHWOD6LB PAPBR CLIP" HOLDING TOGETHER NICELY!