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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, April 27, 1974 Ask Andy BOl ULISM Andv sends a complete 20- volume set ot the Mciit Students Encyclopedia to Jeff Kurn age 10 of Phoenix Arizona foi his question What exactl) is botulism7 We hear that botulism is a deadly food manv ot us dread when and where it will strike next But modern scientists know the secrets of botulism and how to avoid its dangerous poison As usual the more v e know about hidden dangers the safer are m In this time of food shortages many families plan to grow their own vegetables and can them in tins or glass jars Some people will not do this because they know that home canning may result in this deadly food poisoning called botulism Actually this project is unsafe foi people who are careless in their work But it is a splendid project for those who can studv and follow the rules in precise detail We can get these details from the Department of Agriculture and from other recent books and booklets which these experts recommend Do not rely on grandma s recipes or on old libran books We need the verv latest scientific information on the subject We also need to study and understand the projects well ahead of when the foods are ready for canning Basicalh the latest and safest information explains how these sneaky tricks can be stopped in their tracks The culprit is a badtenum with the fancv name Clostridium botulmum These bacteria are Flashback THE CANADIAN PRESS April 27, 1974 A. lorce 1 800 U S troops landed at York 161 years ago todav in 1813 and demolished and sacked part of the future citv of Toronto as the heaviK outnumbered British garrison withdrew to Kingston In reprisal, British troops later raided Buffalo and Washington burning both towns and setting fire to the White House 1944 Leslie Frost became premier ot Ontano 1934 One prisoner killed and two injured in noting at Stonev Mountain penitentiary in Manitoba 1882 American poet and c s s a i s t Ralph Waldo Fmerson died 1865 Steamer Sultana exploded on Mississippi killing 1 450 1838 Martial law revoked in Lower Canada after Papmeau rebellion name Clostridium botulmum These bacteria are in soil and so are their spores for the next genei ation Scientists discovered that botulism bacteria create their deadly poison onlv when they thrive and multiply And they cannot do this when oxygen is present Trouble begins when they are put in jars and cans Then the spores hatch and as they grow, they give off this deadly poison The trick, of course is to stop the little monsters from growing One weapon is heat, though the spores are so tough that they can survive six hours of ordinary boiling Another weapon is acid Low acid foods such as green beans are more risky than high acid tomatoes The canning recipes are different for each type of food and some require pressure cooking at 240 to 250 degrees These are some of the reasons behind the detailed canning recipes which are different for Different types of food When we understand the recipes and obey all the precise details, it is safe to put up our foods in cans or glass jars However the project calls for several pairs of helping hands plus keen eyes to take temperatures and clock cooking times Also the family canning project must be supervised by an adult The booklets and instructions from health authorities give recipes that alsp protect us from various salmonellas and other enemy bacteria But the worst of this tribe is the deadly poison created by the botulism bacteria One little milligram of this ghastly stuff is enough to wipe out about 5 000 guinea pigs And even a tiny taste can be fatal to humans Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1974) CHINA MOURNS GENERAL TOKYO (AP) Fu Tso-yi, 79 one of China s famous gen- erals, died April 19 of an un- specified illness the New China news agency reported Tuesday The agency said that at the time of his death Fu was vice-chairman of the fourth national committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative conference vice chairman of the National Defence Council and deputy to the third National People s Congress Formerly a nationalist general Fu joined the Communists in January, 1949 Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H GOREN c mi. ChiclM Tnkiw WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. 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Productivity however you achieve it is, the mam factor this vear Old solutions do not resolve new problems and neailv all of the diffi culty is of sorts which until now you have been spared You mav find enough of a path through the tangles to blaze a trail for many others to follow Keep notes confide in people as you go Today s natives are intense apt to take a course contrarj in direction and intent merely for the sake of difference ARIES (March 21-Apnl !9) Home and its immediate area is far enough for your roaming this Sunday and complex enough a blend at that Uneven forces keep things Iiveh TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Be critical of written or punted commentary but not ot people s thinking or beliefs Improvisation one ot your natural talents serves you well GEMINI (May 21-June Resolve question relating to work then vou are quite free to make the most of this Sundav Several phases or moods are probable so you needn t be upset bv passing trivia CANCER (June 21-July 22) The less significant the the more likely it is to be used as a marker in a psychological game If you can spot the game and out ol it so much the better LEO (July 23 Aug 22) Your solitude is occupied with reflection thinking Skip any recriminations there s no basis since whatever has come to pass is not all of your doing VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) Make your plans known to concerned before each one develops a conflicting scheme You'll lorego some routine companionship in any case LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct Your money should remain strictly under own exclusive jurisdiction however difficult the task of keeping it that wav mav turn out to be SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Digressions from intended subjects Dnng up comment Keep your story straight before wandering into other reports avoid confusion and wasted energv SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22- Dec 21) Take the time to check things out read details yoursell pay attention to what you are promising as well at, what you are promised CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Anything W11 do to set off endless rounds of discussion even though you re not called on to start Side etfect Benefits from better understanding AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Now comes the harvest of some of your theories Be happy if the people who care take the trouble to sort things out and forgive whatever they do not understand PISCES (Feb 19-March 20) Travel information from a distance does not bring expected results Anything mechanical or electrical should be used with caution, instiuctions followed implicitly MONDAY, APRIL 29 Your birthday today- Getting down to basic causes knowing and understanding them lorms the guidelines for vour vear It is a time to jettison everything that has tailed ol itb purpose, and a test of vour wisdom in whether it has Am didwback you suffer is genet died from within ARIES (March 21-April Concentrate on a new start, paiticularly with creative projects Being early puts you ahead ot the crowd gives you wider freedom of action TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Clean house today literally and figuratively whatever can be brought to conclusions should be Gather old friends for long talk nostalgic interests revisited GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Routine can be taken as a pleasant relaxation if you aie accurate and thoughtful of details as vou go Social contacts are favored, day and night CANCER (June 21-July 22) Planning yes action maybe or better no It s not a day to go olf on a mad tangent Share the nicer things of vour life this evening LEO (July 23-Aug 22) With everybody else being pleasant and doing nothing more than is necessan. it s largelv up to you to supply the energy for vour own prosperity VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) You tend to jump first in one direction then another If you will accept things as they actuallv are more than what they might be it can be a delightful dav LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) While social and Dusmess connections seem quiet uninspiring your endeavors rack up quite a great achievement which carries on tor the long future SCORPIO (Oct 23 Nov 21) Nothing is gained by scraping achieved progress or skimping on the costs of keeping things going Making the already existing plans go is chore SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22- Dec 21) Revisions of your whole viewpoint are needed Figure out what is best instead of just plunging in and doing something without plotting your course CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) A drastic move can very well wait a few more days prove unnecessary Get the facts all into the record gather notes figures and line up your plans AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Expect nothing special or unusual today be content to retire old obligations carry out promises Group discussions explain awav vague discrepancies PISCES (Feb 19-March" 20) Much can be done to make way for a brighter futuie, dispose of old nuisances, unwanted materials obsolete possessions of anv sort It s a good working day 1974 The Chicago Tribune Oddities in the news SHEFFIELD England (AP) Art teacher Anna Bmns set high standards for a prospective husband when she advertised in a Sheffield newspaper He must own a Roilb Rovte This is not a joke the at- tractive 24-year-old Miss Bmns said I have had a childhood dream to own a Rolls and I m looking for a husband It seemed logical to adver- tise for one who owned a Rolls because it s the only way 111 evei get the car of my dreams The Rolls Royce Britain s prestige car sells new for about 000 Besides owning a Rolls Miss Bmns prospective hus band also must be ambitious and dashing and interested in literature music and fine art her advertisement said The six men who have an- swered the ad so far may have been ambitious and dashing But the onlv whee's they otfered d.nong .hem were a !9tn HiMman linn and a Vivd both small economy cars SYDNEY Australia (Reu ter) An 85 year-old First World War veteran claimed to be (he world s oldest streaker after he dashed through the Sydney Journalists Club Thursday wearing only a shirt and his campaign med- als The former soldier was cel- ebrating Anzac Day, the 59th anniversary of the landing by Australian and New Zealand troops on Gallipoli Turkev ITSMIGHTV DECEMT O'VO O NOBLE. Me GESTURE, TO GIT DOGPATCH MADE A NASHUNAL SHRINE- J -AN OFFER. TO DEMOLISH ALL OUR HOMES, FO' WITH IN HYIDIELV AH DON'T WANTA SOUND ONGRATEFUL WHAR IS WC. COMMA LIVE IT fOJR IMAGINATION FORTV ....._____ J THEk" SOT FORTY f HOU) COULD THEY iJlN IF THEY D.PN'T SET ANY GOALS SHORT MBS SEEMS IVE BEEN HERE BEFORE.. HI AND LOIS ANOTHER ROUND THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST ROUNDS WE EVER BUGS BUNNY THSLL MAK.E YA A GREAT- LOOKIN SPORT-S JACKET ,_- OKAY I ILL TAKE BOGSV TAILOR WRITE COWN TH MEASUREMENTS WHILE I TAKE 'EM, SYLVESTER BLONDIE DEAR VOU PLEASE TME" BASEMENT T> y n NOW I REALLV DO HAVE A BAD EAR ARCHIE WHAT HE WANTED TO WAS WORK IN THE CAFETERIA AND 1 SAID HE'D HAVE. TO WEAR A HAIR NET j I'M GLAD TO HEAR. THAT' NO WAY WAY REAL LONG HAIR IS GOING OUT OF STYLE ANYWAY HAIR, NOT HAIR HAGAR THE HORRIBLE YOU TO IN YOLJg FATHERS OF THAT BEETLE BAILEY TUMBLEWEEDS IT MAY INTEREST YOU TKNOW THAT 100 JUS'LOST YER SPOT ON MY 6OOP-6UY MORE SIC TRANSIT GLORIA ;