Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
-THC LITHMIDOI HlftALD AprN I, 1t74 Your horoscope Ask Andy TUESDAY, APRIL I Your blrtMay today: Your command of your future now depends on achieving balance between the conflicting forces at work from outside and your inner more coherent growth Experiments are inevitable, some of them fiascos, but all very educational. Relationships tend to be somewhat disjointed, hard to maintain but worth the care Today's natives live their plans, more or less, despite all costs. Much of their expression is verbal where deeds might serve better. I ARIES (March Il-April (Confidential inquiries are favored. Your resourcefulness in dealing with the unexpected earns you respect, saves much trouble and expense. TAURUS (April 20-May Collect scholarly friends for a "think session." Teamwork among old hands carries through; singlehanded operations encounter difficulty GEMINI (May tl-June Insight arises from any serious effort, and you at least can see what you've been doing wrong Tomorrow brings testing of today's decisions. CANCER (June Zl-July Useful knowledge arrives slowly but surely. Fresh perspective isn't necessarily complete tomorrow is better for you having slept over the prospects. LEO (July 23-Aug. Put in a day of troubleshooting Seek information as a prime concern the appliction suggests itself later. Domestic affairs take your attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Much comes to the surface as you and others speak of things normally personal. It's better to be with those you cherish than among strangers or business contacts. LIBRA (Sept tS-Oct. What you now spend brings mainly experience, education, should be carefully directed. A turn for the better is very likely soon. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Practical philosophy is where you learn it, from experience, often in strange places among odd company. A moment for prayer is well rewarded. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Consult the right person before plunging into drastic action. Finish projects, get properly set for tomorrow's swift openings and closings. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Friends offer useful tips on unfamiliar details, but you still must do your own thinking. Be discreet on the particulars of apparent progress. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Contracts appear ready for signing but really aren't complete. Temporize while you look further; tomorrow's soon enough for most actions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Information begins to form patterns, can be evaluated more effectively. Good news is tentative, the details a bit sketchy. Be sociable. 1974, The Chicago Tribune PINE CONES Andy sends a complete .20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Michael Klement, age 13, of Coplay, Pennsylvania, for his question: What pine cottt to close? On the same pine tree bough, there is likely to be an assortment of cones of different sexes and at different stages of development. The male pollen-bearing cones look somewhat like bunches of catkins. The young female cones point'upwards, with their scales open. The year- old cones are sealed shut. Two-year old cones are open and pointing downward. The scales of a pine cone are specialized leaves arranged in a neat spiral Their purpose is to produce and ripen the seeds. In some conifers, this takes but a few months. In other species, the seeds take one or two years to ripen and the sturdy old cones stay on the tree even after the seeds have been shed. The reproductive cycle begins in the spring, when male and female cones appear near the ends of new foliage. The male cones, looking like fists of pale catkins, produce scads of pollen. When the pollen is ripe, it is scattered by the winds and for a few spring days a pine forest is half lost m a cloud of golden dust Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb We read vour article about Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN t Tlw Chicin TrikiM BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: OAQJ 4.K109732 The bidding has proceeded. South West North East 1 4. Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 2 A Pass f What do you bid now? A Tim looks like a com plete misfit, and one more bid could you overboard Wmir it is true that >ou nave reasonable protection in the unbid suits and a better than minimum opener, no trump would be hazardous since >our club suit is too weak to develop a source of tricks Q. 2 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold- AQ10 AK 7 3 A KQJ 9 2 5 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 0 Pass 1 A Pass What do you bid now' A is a close decision Be tween two no Hump and a re- verse to two hearts, with slight preference for the former This hand fills a point short of the textbook requirements for a jump rebid In no trump but compensation you nave a food five card suit and the fit- ting Q-1D in partner's suit If the hand belongs in hearts, partner can introduce the suit as his next turn Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 452 OAQ98 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass Pass 1 Pass 4 v Pass What do you bid now? diamonds Partner's icao to game after an initial pan shows a hand that re- values to a full opening bid in support of hearts, to you are in slim tone To ask for aces a unsound when you hold a weak doubleton. to you should make a try In vour second suit. If partner can do no more than return to five nearu. five In Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: AAJM93Z Vt 4K4SSS4 Eaat open the bidding with one heart. What action do you take? two clubs This is an unusual Mlton. but It It designed Mo save to permit to mention both year suits eon- venlenUy. The auction couM M as high as four hearts when next it is turn to bid, and nan jou overcalled one spade ongi nally, jou might now have to show vour clubs at the five lex el Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AA10 2 pAKQJIO J 8 3 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 5 C Pass o What do you bid now' can hardlv have less than a solid seven card dia- mond suit, which is all >ou need to make a slam Don t contem platp a grand slam, because part- ner cannot have the ace of clubs as well To protect your club holding vou should play the hand, so the safest contract Is six no trump, tho we sympathize if you don't want to give up 150 honors and contract for MX hearts Q. vulnerable, as South you hold. AQ7 The bidding has proceeded. North East South West 1 A 2 cur own accord There is no reason to assume that partner ii in trouble and needs you to res- cue him. or thai the hand will better In diamonds. Q. 8 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: AAJlt 2 0 KJ 7 t S The bidding has proceeded: Wtst North East Somth 1 t V Pats t What action do you take? no trump Obviously, >ou want to be In fame with >our strong hand, and tnete a no need for fmtix Mid wnat you think you can make! tnglycerides. Unfortunately, you gave a lot of information about cholesterol but not about the diet for people who have too much triglycerides in their bloodstream. I have a count of between 170-175 for tnglycerides. The doctor discovered this on a yearly checkup and put me on a diet and then four pills of Atromid-S daily My doctor had me avoid generally all sugar, cherries, bananas, grapes and dried fruits He retired and I have a new one I don't want to ask too many questions, but he mentions only butter, cheese, lull milk and eggs as or taken m small amounts- He did not mention sugar, cherries, bananas, grapes or dried fruit. Could you write what you think about it or what I should eat to control my tnglycerides9 Dear Reader Triglycerides are fats Most rats are a combination of three fatty acids (hence the prefix and glycerine (glycende) A few years ago there was considerable enthusiasm about limiting sweets in the diet of persons with high tnglycerides Later, with additional studies, it became more clear that the restriction on sweets usually worked because this decreased the calories and the patients lost weight. The weight loss was the real factor that improved the blood fats. In your case, as you mention in the rest of your letter, you did not have a significant weight problem. So, your new doctor is reflecting the more recent thmkicg, that if you don't need to lose weight or limit your calories then the intake of carbohydrates is not so important It is still generally agreed, though, that it is best to get your carbohydrates from good fruits and vegetables rather than as sweets. That way you get more bulk and needed vitamins and minerals. For a booklet with more information on cholesterol send 50 cents to in care of this newspaper, PO. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. Dr. Lamb welcomes ques- tions from his readers, but because of tke volume of mail be caraot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. Meantime, the female cones have developed egg cells, down inside at the base of their woody scales. Success depends on fertilizing the egg cells with grains of pollen. The young cones open their scales and a few of the zillions of pollen grains drift down inside. The fertilized egg cells, called macrosperms, now need time, lots of time to ripen and mature And it is the pine cone's duty to protect them through the months or even years ahead. Soon after the macrosperms are fertilized, the young pine cone closes its scales. In some cases, the tree exudes a resinous secretion that seals the cracks between the scales. This closing of the scales provides a weatherproof, shelter for the maturing seeds. It also makes i't harder for squirrels and chipmunks and other pine nut eaters to get at them. When at last the seeds are ripe, the cone prepares to release them. It turns downward and its woody scales begin to open with enough force to crack their resinous seals. The little brown ripe seeds come loose and fall onto the ground. If you come upon a cone at this stage of development, you can shake the seeds out into your hand The almost 500 conifer species produce neither fruit nor pods around their bare seeds They are called gymnosperms, or naked seed plants and their ancestors were among the first plants to bear seeds of any sort. Pines and conifers have been bearing their seeds inside scaly cones for at least 300 million years. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Hun ting ton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1974) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "You're only a said Linda "Don't forget I'm two years older than you." Greg grinned. "So what'" he replied. "In seven years I'll be three times what you were seven years ago How old was he9 Thanks for an idea to G F. Lister, Akron, Ohio. (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer Magic Square had nine numbers, 12 to 20 Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS April 8, 1974 Late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover told a United States Senate subcommittee that a hard core of trained Communists was ready to .sabotage vital industries in the event of war 23 years ago today in 1951. He set the number of known Communists at more than The following day, Hoover said loyalty checks had resulted in the dismissal of 304 government employees and the resignation of almost others under investigation. The Queen reviewed the Toronto Scottish and Saskatoon Light Infantry at Aldershot, England. 1875 King Albert of Belgium was born. 1858 Big Ben's hour bell was cast. 1N3 The first Drury Lane theatre opened. 1492 Lorenzo the Magnificent, head of the Florentine house of Medici, died. DON'T HAFTA THE.V RftID MERELY ALU V DOGPATCH -AN' V SAV; MOVIM' AROUND DOGPATCH YOO-H04MIW0RUPPER! I'M HOME! OH! YOUSE NAUGHTY CMILP! WU KNOW POSE CAN YOUSE CAVITIIS! JCLUT PEANS AN' MUGeiN' PASSERSBY 'WHAT HAS YOOSE PEPN TW, SNOOKIE, PEAR?