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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LCTHMIDOE HERALD WMMMtty, 1f74 Ask Andy EARTHY NUTS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jill Fitzpatrick, age 13, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, for her question: Where do peanats grow? Peanuts, sad to say, dp not grow with the delicious peaches that thrive around Niagara Falls. They need almost five months of hot summer weather, sprinkled with plenty of showers. Once in a while there is a possible peanut growing summer in New England. But most of our crops come from the southern parts of the United States. Peanuts also grow in certain warm, moist parts of China and Central and South America. Many people think that peanuts grow on nut trees, but actually the meaty little beans grow in the soil. The peanut plant is a member of the bean or legume family. Peas and other plants of this family sprout tendrils that twine around trellises. The peanut sprouts a sort of tendril called a peduncle. Its many peduncles poke down into the soil and produce peanuts. The remarkable peanut plant got its start in tropical South America, where about half of the vegetables on our menu originated. We know that it was cultivated by the talented farmers of Peru, long ages before Columbus discovered the New World. Now it is cultivated in many parts of South and Central America. In North America, abundant crops for market grow in Virginia and other southern Atlantic, states, in Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER When Eve was a third as old as Sarah was when Eve was a year older than Sarah was when Eve was as old as Sarah is now, Sarah was half as old as Eve was when Sarah was half as old as Eve is now. Eve is in her fifties, and we have taken ages in complete years. So how old is Sarah? (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: LEGS was 9751 Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. Oklahoma and in several states around the Gulf of Mexico. Peanut crops need a hot summer that lasts four to five months, bringing frequent showers that add up to 90 inches of rainfall. They need a slightly acid soil, and the surface should have a thick layer of loose, mulch material. The seeds are the so-called nuts that come in pale crisp shells. They are planted soon after the last possible frost, as the ground warms up for summer. If the spring is nice and warm, the plants begin to sprout in about a week. The spreading bushes are very, very thirsty and when showers fail to fall, the crops must be irrigated. As the tender green bushes spread out and grow a foot or so high, loose dirt mixed with straw-type material is- mounded up around their stems. The dainty green bushes produce pretty yellow pea blossoms and also shy little flowers that hide under the leaves. These secretive flowers send down the dangling peduncles that poke their tips into the loose soil. There the secret pods of peanuts will develop and mature. Toward the end of summer, the delicate greenery becomes dry and yellow. The farmer then pokes around in the loose soil to get a sample of the ripening peanuts. If the insides of the shells are veined with pink, it is harvest time. The dried plants are pulled up, along with clusters of peanuts dangling from their peduncles. For two months or so, the plants must be dried in open sheds. Sometimes the pods are set to cure on wire screens. At last the tasty, nutritious legumes are ready for a final 20-minute toasting m an oven. By late fall, they are ready to be packaged for market or shipped to factories that mash them to make peanut butter and a multitude of other delicious peanut products. Questions asked by children of Herald should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1974) Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN e im, TM rrttmt Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH EAST A 8 0 AQg 83 WEST K 9 2 0 J 9 6 3 2 OK II 5 J 9 7 6 10 542 SOUTH V A K Q 10 3 AKQ The bidding: South West North East 1 V Past t Pan 4 V Pan Pass Opening lead: Three of 0 "Obvious" and "best" are not synonymous. On today's hand, South made the obvi- ous play, but learned to his cost that it was decidedly second-best. Tho South had an extreme- ly powerful hand, he did have five quick losers. When North could do no better than raise to two hearts, South decided that it would be unreasonable to expect his partner to cover four of them, so he opted quietly for four hearts. He did not im- agine that he could be in any danger playing for only 10 tricks. led a low diamond, and declarer took the dia- mond finesse "because it was there." East returned a diamond to the ace in doav LTl my. Declarer drew trumps and cashed his high clube, discarding a diamond from dummy [a spade discard would have made no differ- ence to the end With nothing left but spades and trumps, declarer had to break the spade suit whatever he did would prove futile. He tried a low spade to the queen. East won the ace and returned a spade, and declarer had to concede two more spade tricks for down one. Declarer could have put his queen of diamonds to better use than the 50 per cent chance of the finesse at trick one. Consider what would happen if declarer goes up with dummy's ace. Trumps are drawn in three rounds, and the three high clubs are cleared, de- clarer discarding one of dummy's diamonds. Now a diamond is led to the queen, and declarer doesn't much care which defender wins the trick. At this point, both declarer and dummy arc down to cards in the major suits only. Whichever defender wins the king of diamonds is faced with a Hobson's choice can either lead a minor suit card and allow declarer to ruff in dummy and dis- card M spade fimn his hand, or break the spade suit, in which all the defenders can collect is their ace and king. In either cast, declar- er will lose only two and a diamond. Your horoscope THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Year birthday today: Continual adjustment, practical improvements fill most of your time this coming year. Most activities involve repetitions, practice, .rehearsal. Relationships encounter trying times if you neglect even trivial indications of your true feelings. Today's natives enjoy getting places rapidly, often distinguish themselves with great physical skills, sometimes the main self- expression must find channels other than talk. ARIES (March tl-April Getting through the day without stirring fault-finding is the challenge. Error is more easily corrected if it's you who discover it first. TAURUS (April ta-May You can enjoy pleasantries and watching relationships work while staying out of financial entanglements. Expect nothing beyond average this evening. GEMINI (May 21-June The pursuit of mystery is an ideal project today any puzzle or question will do. Routine is easier to complete while this goes on. CANCER (June 21-July It is essential that you have enough serenity to cope with those who disagree, whatever their reasons. You'll be happy with your luck in averting dissension. LEO (July 23-Ang. Continued conservative methods in finance pay off. Reserves are better left intact, unimpaired. Friends fail to see where their ideas miss your mark. VIRGO IMeat. You see great things in a different light today long-hidden factors become visible. What seemed obvious proves to have been erroneous. LIBRA (Sept. ZS-Oot. Contrary views are the mood of the day. Close associates are restless staying out of their reach may be worth the inconvenience of an extra trip. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nev. Further pursuit of details should preclude any major close-out of existing projects. You may finally express strong feelings in a way that penetrates. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Work changes continue, coming to no clear resolution yet. Nothing to be upset about, but worthy of your steady efforts and determination to remain calm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Take special precautions with anything mechanical. You profit in the long run by skipping short-term actions which require close co- operation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Any fresh negotiation brings forth an altogether different state of affairs, and you have much to learn before you again settle down to routine. PISCES (Feb. 19-March The less you say about family' problems the better. Discussion of community issues becomes vigorous, involves additional questions and probable confusion. (1974, The Chicago Tribune) Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb You told a reader who had arthritis that exercises must be done right to be helpful. I would be pleased to see a column on helpful exercising. I am not fat or overweight, but think exercise keeps one stronger and more fit. I am 64 and have poor posture and a soft, somewhat protruding abdomen. If I get hit with anything or bump into anything hard or fall it seems to stir up the arthritis badly. Maybe some safe and sane exercise would put the body back into kilter by strengthening some of the muscles or putting the organs back into a stronger framework of muscles. Dear Reader Exercises for patients with arthritis must be individualized. It depends a lot on which joints are involved and the type of arthritis. If one has a rea- swollen and tender joint from rheumatoid arthritis then it is usually best to let such a joint rest. In general for mild cases of arthritis, the best idea is to maintain the full range of motion of all joints as long as possible. This is a lot different than trying to develop strength or enlarge one's muscles. One can develop his own exercise routine. The idea should be to move each and every joint through its full range of motion. You could start with the foot and the toes up and curl them under the foot, then spread the toes out. Next move on to rotating the foot to move the ankle joint. You can lie on your back and lift up one leg, straighten your knee, then bend the knee. Using this method you can bend and straighten your knee through its full range of motion. Jasl keep in mind that some joints rotate, others are hinge joints and open and close, such as the knee and elbow. Your arms can rotate both forward and backward at the shoulder joint. Each day try to move all of your different joints from your toes to your head as far as you can move them comfortably. Often a good time to do this is just after a warm shower or bath. The muscle will be warm and will stretch moire easily. Such exercise will tend to prevent your muscles from shortening and contributing to deformities with arthritis. Now these are just do-it- yourself suggestions. I would much prefer that anyone with arthritis be under the careful supervision of a doctor or a rheumatology clinic to help him map his own program. A good physiotherapist with a rheumatology group can do a lot to help you learn how to do the right kind of exercises. Most larger hospitals have such departments. If your condition warrants it you can engage in a regular daily walking program. But, this is no substitute for a program designed to help all your muscles and joints. With LaRue Stone, an arthritis patient, I have written a book called "There's Help for Arthritis." For your copy send fl, pins 25 cents to cover postage and handling, to in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. In another part of your letter you mentioned your sister has a hiatal hernia. She will not be able to do exercises that involve bending over, and she will have some problems with sit-ups. She can strengthen her abdominal muscles by lying flat and simply voluntarily contracting her muscles as much as she can and then relaxing them. She will not be comfortable either if she is flat too long. These kinds of problems are the very reason why exercises have to be individualized. Flashback April 3, ,1174 Canada paid the United States million on taking over the Alaska Highway 28 years ago today in 1946. The money covered airfields, flight strips, telephone systems and other assets, but not construction of the highway itself. The road was built in 1942-43 at a cost of million to the U.S., with Canada supplying the right of way. The Canadian Parliament's longest session closed on the 248th day. 1141 The German Afrika Korps captured Benghazi during the Second World War. BOT, NORMAN 1O' IS DUMPY, TK4JT> BE UNHONEST.'T TRUE.'? BUT WHO'D KNOW? OGLV-WIFA ROTTEN MOST FUATTEPJN ONEAH WOULD LIKE TO IT BACK ID WU, BUT PIP NOT INCUIPE REWNft5TA6E" DON'T THE RETURN c T______________ OUT THE SNOT MS 72A.V WORK 10 .V1AKS SUCCESS. WEU. WllH jELttRSH AND ESSS; 90WS UDDS? SWffBD SEA JCH'NS-KK RQtSTEP IN ONION DOVE BOILED ...MBMIff STUFFED WlflH FUMINSO BOLCDWrrH DATES. AND WffH AND WHILE OetTIN3 BIADV FOR1HP MAN COURSE; N3U RUSH IN WTH II AND LOIS SEE? I TDUP YOU IT WAS OKAY TO SHARE BATH- WATER I CERTAINLY CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES BUGS BUNNY HEV, BUSS, WHERE'S THAT STUFF I ASKED RJR PROM TME, COMIN' BOSS... COMIN1 I.M. SCHNOOGLE IT WOULD TAKE 2O MEN A YEAR TO WORK IF OUT WITH PENCIL AND BLONME WHO'S BOSS AROUND HERE? I'VE SOT A DIDN'T WANT ME TO GET BEAT UP, DID YOU? ARCHIE THE 1 DOWN JUS... HE THAT'S NOTICE I POSTED.... NO RUBBER. BOOTS AND ,_....._ NO STOCKIN6 SHOES.' FEET IN SCHOOL WITH A KNIFE. AND HAGAR IK HORRIBLE A ;