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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Ask Andy SAND DOLLARS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Denise Koeppe. age 11. of Omaha. Nebraska, for her question: What is a live sand dollar like? In summer we visit the beaches, where the cool bright waves toss tangy salt spray in our faces. We prance along at the water's edge, where the sea washes up shells and all sorts of other secret items from below the water. For ex- ample, that small bony pan- cake thing is called a sand dollar. Actually it is all that remains of a long gone sand dollar, who looked very different when he was alive. When living, the average sand dollar resembles a three or four inch pancake, made of black or purple velvet. In the center, there is a neat, five- pet a 1 flowery design. However, we rarely get to see a living sand dollar because the timid creature buries his little body in the sand, usually just below the lowest low tide. Most of the many species prefer warmish waters, though one lives as far north as Alaska. The various sand dollars are echinoderms. or prickly skinned animals, related to the sea urchins and starfishes. Most of the earth's animals have two-sided bcfdies with a head end and a tail end. The amazing echinoderms have five-sided bodies. This design is seen in the five-armed star- fish and in the five-petal pattern on the sand dollar. The sand dollar's remarkable skin is covered with velvety threads about one sixteenth of an inch long. The numerous mini hairs are covered with mucous to trap floating fragments of food. Small helpings of fish or seaweed, alive or dead, are acceptable. The tiny hairs wave them along well-worn channels to the sand dollar's mouth, which is a small round hole in the center of his under side. Streams of water flow through his simple internal organs, bringing dissolved ox- ygen and removing waste carbon dioxide. His soft in- sides are held in shape bv a limy round skeleton, whir.' i- re-enforced with The so-called we tind on the bf.n this pan- cake shaped skelton. from which the skin and internal organs have decayed and been washed away possibly to feed other sea dwellers. Since the sand dollar's five- sided design is so remarkable, one would expect him to wear this model all his life. Not at all. Life begins when adult sand dollars strew male and female cells into the water. When a pair of cells meet, they merge to form a fertiliz- ed egg and the miraculous process of a new life begins. The egg cell divides and divides again and again un- til the embryo becomes an in- fant sand dollar larva. This little fellow is a born swimmer. What's more, he has a definite head and tail end with two opposite sides. During this phase of his life, the sand dollar is a two-sided animal. Later, he gives up his hazardous free-swimming life and sinks to the bottom. There his body goes through a drastic remodeling. The result is a flat, five-sided body just like the flat, five-sided bodies of his parents. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Aug. 17, 1974 Prime Minister Mackenzie King and President Franklin D. Roosevelt met at Ogden- sburg. N.Y., 34 years ago to- day in 1940 and announc- ed that a joint defence com- mission would be set up to plan the defence of North America in the Second World War. Although the agreement was never signed, its clauses were implemented. 1807 The Clermont. first successful steamship built by Robert Fulton, sailed up- stream from New York City at five knots. 1812 Napoleon's army burned Smolensk, Russia. 1936 Maurice Duplessis' Union Nationale swept to power in Quebec, winning 76 seats to the Liberals' 14. 1958 The United States failed in its first attempt to fin- a rocket around the moon. 1969 Dr. Philip Blaiberg uied in Cape Town 19 months and 15 days after receiving the world's third heart transplant. BIG FARM PRODUCTION Iowa farmers produce million worth of products for farm exports annually, the second highest volume in the United States. Your horoscope By Jeane Oixon Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN t. Tin Chicifo vulnerable, as South you hold: A62 KJ32 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South Pass 1 V Pass 2 Pass Pass What do you bid now? vulnerable, as South you hold: A AQ1093 V A 1072 AQ105 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass Pass INT Pass Pass Pass What do you bid now? South, vulnerable, you hold: Q1096 72 7 KJ10954 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass INT Dble. Pass What action do you take? South, vulnerable. you hold: 4AK843 VA63 72 The bidding has proceeded: North East South 3 Pass What action do vou take? vulnerable, as South you hold: 4k 6 V AK94 AK83 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass 1V Pass 1 Dble. What do you bid now? vulnerable, vou hold: K95 A1097 Q98 K102 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South Pass Pass IV Pass Pass What'do you bid now? South, vulnerable, you hold: OKJ982 VA972 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 14k Pass 2V Pass 3V Pass Dble. What do you bid now? vulneable, as South you hold: 6 V QJ10954 1062 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 14 Dble. 34k What action to you take? I Look for answers Monday) SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 Your birthday today: Per- sonal adjustment features your year. Makes sure stan- dards for changes are your own. Much of this year's ac- tivity relates to interests far beyond personal concerns, so don't be overly selfish. Devote yourself to, and be truthful in, relations. Today's natives are sympathetic, generally good-humored, often talented in literature. ARIES (March 21-April This Sunday is apt to be strenuous, so pace yourself evenly. Attend to the usual amenities on schedule, earlier if possible, then take things as easy as circumstances per- mit. TAURUS (April 20-May Emotional expression is mix- ed and volatile. In many enterprises it's better to go it alone. You are unwittingly ex- travagant, despite efforts at economy. GEMINI (May 21-June Express less than usual and listen attentively. Try to learn and to avoid misunderstan- dings. Leave repairs or mechanical chores to technicians or experts. CANCER (June 21-July Staying home or nearby saves confusion and inconvenience. Impatient moves unavoidably result in extra work. Intuition can lead you satisfactorily through today's complexities. LEO (July 23-Aug. Spending proves nothing and adds nothing to your prestige. MONDAY, AUGUST 19 Your birthday today: Brings on an average, "grin and bear it" kind of year, in which you learn to let well enough alone while you gather experience. All relationships require genuine consideration, candor. Much of this year's vocational activity is distributed so pleasantly it seems like play. Today's natives have a strong talent for developing other people's ideas coherently. ARIES (March 21 April Let the week get underway slowly, add nothing to create a stir. Home life vastly improves late in evening. TAURUS (April 20 May It's time to bring partially completed projects back to the point of departure from plan, and prepare to begin over again. Be serene, accept quiet moments in romance. GEMINI (May 21-June Errors right themselves if you're not in there pressuring and irritating people. Admit your own blunders and get started on a better path. CANCER (June 21 July Mental pursuits intrigue you while your regular job palls. Just be sure to get your normal quota done. Make no promises; double check anything you hear. LEO (July 23 Aug. Completed routines are enough achievement today. Time spent in pleasant diversions proves more profitable than the results of pressing issues. Be conservative, confer with others concerned before tak- ing action. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. You tend to demand perfec- tion today. Due care and courtesy in driving is critical- ly important. Solitude and early rest are helpful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Laziness is beneficial this Sun- day. Do as little as the situa- tion permits; prefer mental to physical pastimes. If you must visit, make them brief. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. The more people you gather for social ventures, the less likely you are to get expected results. Be reasonable, dignified in proceeding with Sunday ceremonies. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Home life doesn't readily settle. Proceed tact- fully and patiently. Be easy on yourself, find some pleasant pastime. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Long journeys are better postponed until later. There's something you need to take care of. Short trips yield sur- prises, some final results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Long-range rather than short-term economy is of prime consideration. Make no sweeping promises, since con- ditions will shift to make them unfeasible. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Keep peace by ignoring idle words and trouble. Go with the mainstream, rather than with mavericks. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. "Live and let live" is today's philosophy. Much that seemed settled unravels a bit of repair and maintenance ur their theoretic counterparts are desperately needed. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Your main business should be preparations, rehearsals. Leave final decisions and settlements for tomorrow. Quit early to get full benefit from lively prospects this evening. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Attend to and bring up to date recently neglected items. Keeping busy fortunately diverts you from a premature start on a new enterprise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Do what you can to make this an easy day. Avoid both haste and fatigue. You gain better perspective by discussing human qualities, subjective experience. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Self improvement programs persist, despite resistance, bad suggestions. Concentration on long standing questions or problems offers unexpected insights. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Keep your sense of humor while finishing leftover work and solving crises from the weekend. Let new projects momentarily wait. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Financial affairs are really more complicated than they seem. Spend the day checking up before you take forceful action. Work steadily and systematically. Oddities in the news I HAVE AN IPEA.CHARUE YOU SHOULD PITCH Nigwi GAMES so LINE PRIVE, ALL Wp'HAv'E TD PJ PUT ON YOUR PAJAMAS ANP cO TO BEPi HE NEVER LIKE? IDEAS.' SHORT RIBS If VOU DONTHAVE COLLISION INSURANCE, CONSIDER A HI AND LOIS I TURN ON THE SPRINKLER NOW? VES. I'M THROUGH THE WASHIN6 v MACHINE THAT'S WHAT I LIKE, PLENTY OF APVANCE NOTICE BUGS BUNNY YA LOOKS GREAT PONT YA GOT A LI'U T' DO BEFORE YA I CONT THINK THE SACHEM OF THE VWOYAL ORDEK. OF MUSKWATS" SHOULD HAVE TO TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE BLONDIE NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Then there's the one about the diamond that got away. Gary Davidovitch, 27, a prisoner at Essex County. Jail was being x-rayed each day to track the path of a diamond he was alleged to have swallowed during a jewellery store robbery last week. When authorities took Davi- dovich to hospital here last Friday, the diamond was still safely inside his lower tract. But by Monday, the gem was gone. Davidovich had been given laxatives, exercise and extra meals while in jail in an at- tempt to move the diamond along its path. Officials de- cline to speculate where the diamond had gone. LONDON (Reuter) Pear- shaped men are those most likely to be the world's lead- ers, says an article published today which cites British Prime Minister Harold Wil- son, Napoleon and Gen. Charles de Gaulle as exam- ples. John Byrne, a businessman, writing in the Director Maga- zine, says this shape is the key to success in business and politics. Fat people are outgoing, sensible and like children, while thin people were coldly intellectual and solitary, he says. He suggests that people's shapes may well be taken into account when they applied for jobs. IF IT RIMGS TWICE AMP MEANS IT'S VERA HUSKAMP SO THEN WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO? DON'T KNOW--THAT'S AS PAC AS WE GOT ARCHIE HE SAID HE HAD MEAD, WITH A MINI- WELL, HIS GIRLY5 HAS A SKIRT LONGER THAN HIS FACE.' __ THE LONE CHAUVINIST BOY BACHELOR HERE____W HEY, I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU HAD A DATE WITH A HAGAR THE HORRIBLE 15 TVIE BEAUTIFUL -SO COOL, 50 ALOOF TO MAVF: TOTALS TO MBP JUST BEETLE BAILEY PURPLE PIT1? WHEM THc WELL, DON'T AROUND ANP MOPE. ARE PLENTY OF OTHES TO DO ON A MCE DAV TrilS THAN TAKE A TO TME MOVIE LI1ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS CANT YOU AAEOFMV FEATHER PHOBIA? THEREis ONLV ONE KEEP IT A SECRET tf- IF IT GETS OUT THAT WE ATRISTS SE6 PUBLIC WILL REALIZE WERE AS BAlAAV YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW HORRIBLE IT WAS IN THEIR UNCOUTH, SAVAGE CLUTCHES' AUNT HILP HDU'VEKCAfEP FROM THE INPIANSi I'M SAFE IN YOUR ARMS ;