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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, August LETHBRIDGE Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 Your birthday today: Opens an orthodox year of normal, natural growth, which includes the usual challenges and problems You are more apt to take on too many different activities at once and to scatter energy needed to master a few Today's natives dream big dreams, are active scholars usually eager to learn about almost anything ARIES (March 21 April You're at the minimum in your energy cycle, although there's much to do Get help Let others share responsibility for the day's achievements TAURUS (April 20 May Keep your affairs and resources separate from friends, even if it takes a disagreement Relatives are unlikely to understand your feelings Forgive them GEMINI (May 21 June Although you are tempted to spend money, hold on to it and stick with budgets already set Clear up questions about what to do and how, then go ahead CANCER (June 21 July You can add to your reserves by thrift and close estimates of your expenses this coming week Home and family matters are favored, travel is not LEO (July 23 Aug. From almost any stimulus or impulse, you spend money frivolously Learn more about your health and caring for it today VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Few obvious explanations are realistic today Do some investigating to realize unspoken wishes of those you care about Advocacy is natural for you now LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. People who avoid publicity have a larger part in events Personal plans advance through a strenuous day's work Avoid overdoing and the urge to squander SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Friendships are tested Make a distinction between your needs and those of others Find a way to mind your own business SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. It's best to remain superficial for now Day is highlighted by sharing sports and pastimes with companions, and possibly romantic incidents CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Business proceeds a bit more vigorously than usual, although only details are new Experiments shouldn't involve extra outlays News from distant places is encouraging AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Reach out, seek contacts in distant areas, design long range plans You are characteristically thrifty Re arrange your household for better security PISCES (Feb. 19 March Examine differences between you and associates to reconcile views and sums It's a complex day of diverse events Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1774, The Chiuio Tribune Q 1 vulnerable, as South you hold V A62 KJ32 The bidding has proceeded West North East South Pass 1 V Pass 2 Pass 2V Pass 9 What do you bid now9 A hearts is quite adequate Though you have 13 points in high cards, your 4-3 3 3 pattern is a liability and you should deduct 1 point because of that If partner has a sound opening hid he will continue to game Q vulnerable, as South you hold 4 AQ1093 A 1072 AQ105 The bidding has proceeded East South West North Pass Pass INT Pass Pass Pass What do you bid now9 Partner has shown a weak hand with long hearts (remember he wasn't strong enough to respond two hearts) Also he does not particularly care for either black suit The prudent course is to withdraw from the auction albeit reluctantly South, vulnerable, you hold 4 Q1096 V 72 7 4 KJ10954 The bidding has proceeded South West North East Pass INT Dble Pass 9 What action do you take9 to three clubs This describes hand hand with a good sun but not too rich in high cards With vour unbalanced hand you do not really want to defend one no trump doubled, especially since partner's expected red suit lead is hkelv to cost both a trick and a tempo South, vulnerable, you hold 4 AK843 A63 72 4 J95 The bidding has proceeded North East South 3 Pass What action do you take9 three spades While we would not quarrel with a pass, North's vulnerable preempt has promised seven winners and with your three vou should be relatively safe at the four ley el Should partner have some spade support you should be able to make lour spades so you can afford a game trv which is of course forcing for one round Should partner mcrel) return to four diamonds you will retire from the proceedings Ask Andy vulnerable, as South you hold 4 6 AK83 4A1093 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass 1V Pass 1 4 Dble. What do you bid now9 Even though you have only one spade this is the besi way to show your strength Don' worry about playing one spade re the opponents leave M in you are bringing partner five tricks in top cards and he needs only a smattering of cards to waltz home It is more likely that the opponents will run permitting you to inflict a punishing penalty South, vulnerable, you hold 4 K95 V A1097 Q98 4 K102 The bidding has proceeded- West North East South Pass Pass 14 Pass Pass What do you bid now9 no trump You are perhaps a whisker short of this bid in high cards, but you have fine intermediates and the queen in partner's first-bid suit is somewhat more impressne than it ordinarily would be South, vulnerable, you hold 4KJ982 VA972 K9 4Q5 The bidding has proceeded South West North East 14 Pass 2V Pass 3V Pass 44 Dble. 9 What do you bid now9 strategic call at this point is to pass You haye no cue-bid to make and inasmuch as you have already opened a suit and supported partner he will not construe your pass as a desire to play clubs but rather as an inability to do anything construe- me vulnerable, as South you hold. 46V QJ10954 1062 4Q73 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 14 Dble. 34 What acuon to you take? the risk of being charged with recklessness we recommend a bid tour hearts Though jou haye little in the waj of high cards, your distribution is attractive and your hand has fine offensive potential Fast s raise to three spades was preemptive, and to pass would permit him to get away with his obstructive tactics WOLVES Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kathleen Sevy, age 13, of Clearfield, Utah for her ques- tion What is a Tasmanian wolf? A century ago the settlers of Tasmania called him a hyena, a zebra wolf or a tiger wolf and hunted him almost to extinction As his numbers decreased, so did his bad reputation for making off with domesticated sheep and poultry Nowadays, the rare survivor is hunted to make sure he survives A few are protected in national parks and a few are still hiding out in the wilds of western Tasmania Nowadays the Tasmanian wolf usually is called the thylacme, a scientific name which means the pouched dog with a wolf head Like most mammals of this region he is a marsupial and the pouch refers to the pocket in which the female rears her immature offspring This is not the only reason why he cannot be classed as a dog, though he looks like one and behaves much like a predatory wolf He has four incisors on each side of both jaws the true dogs have only three The thylacme is three feet long, plus an 18 inch tail and a wolfish head with a rather long face, bright black eyes and rounded ears His short, thick hair is lightish brown and there are 16 to 18 chocolate brown stripes across his back, between his shoulders and the broad base of his tail In other parts of the world, the vegetarian mammals far outnumber the meat eaters In the Australian region of marsupials, the vegetarians are even more numerous and the carnivores even more rare And the thylacme happens to be the biggest of all marsupial carnivores His menu includes birds and small rat kangaroos and sometimes he manages to bring down a nice fat wallaby The thylacme is a night hunter but though his sturdy legs are long and strong he is not a speeder What's more when he himself is pursued, he often bounds along on his hind legs like a kangaroo When hunting, he depends on endurance and tracking skills Sometimes he hunts alone, sometimes with a relative The partners communicate with doggy growls and barks and sometimes the thylacme whines like a puppy In the distant past, his hunting grounds included the entire continent of Australia But many centuries ago, this region was found and settled by sea faring Polynesians They brought with them their half tame yellow dingo dog In time, the dingoes ran wild and somehow managed to wipe out all the native thylacmes. When modern settlers reached the scene, the thylacme survived only on the wondrous island of Tasmania As a hungry predator, one would expect this Tasmanian wolf to be a fierce, hot tempered character Not so By nature he is a shy and very gentle animal He gets along well with zoo keepers, though he never breeds in captivity Because of his shyness and rarity, little is known of the thylacme's family life The female's pouch opens near the rear, which is unusual Her litter may include one or two, three or four helpless little infants at a time We do not know how often she breeds but thanks to modern conservation laws, her offspring now are protected from extinction Though rare, the thylacme no longer is listed as an endangered species 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) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Betty handed back the little photo "That was at your dad's birthday party in 1968, Dad she said "How old was he then9" 'Pretty old, but his brain was replied Peter "I remember he told us he was as old as the last two figures of the year he was born What year9 (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: 25 questions answered, 23 correctly. Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I have a question to ask you that I am ashamed to ask my own doc- tor I like beef kidney very much, but my husband told me it contains urine from the animal Ever since he told me this I won't eat kidney again Is this true9 Also, what nutritional value does it have and why does it have an odor when cooking9 Dear Reader There is nothing to be ashamed of Kidney is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, including Europe There probably is some urine in the kidney or at least left over molecules of it inside the tissue After all, the kidney is a filter, and it filters urine out of the blood so it can be discarded Just keep in mind though, that urine isn't as bad as most people in our culture seem to think it is It is literally part of the blood In a sense you have urine in all of the blood in your body and that means in all the tissues of the body That also means there is unne in that steak you eat. too Urine in a normal person or animal is sterile, free of bacteria, because it is part of blood It is made up of water, salts, and left-over products of what you eat The urea it con- tains is simply the ammonia that is stripped off the ammo acids from excess protein If 6EWARE Of THE POG SHORT RIBS THIS IB A SPECIAL WHEN M2U EAT CHINESE DPfoSON HUNGRY A3AIN" IN HALF AN MOUR. HI AND LOIS BUT I WISH THEY HAP PUT THE MONEV INTO BUILPING HI6HER FENCES ARQUMP THE COURTS OKAY, I SUESS PIP YOU ANP THELMA LIKE PLAYIN6 ON THE NEW SURFACES THE RECREATION PEFttRTMENT PUT ON THE TENNIS COURTS? you eat a lot of protein, more than your body needs, there will be more excess am- monia that must be eliminated (the body can't store it as fat) and that means more urea Part of the am- monia group from ammo acids in protein is used to build more body protein, or to replace protein that is lost That smell you are com- plaining about is mostly from the ammonia in the urea You may not like the smell, but it is not harmful any more than the ammonia in the protein in your steak Kidneys are a good source of protein for the diet They contain many important vitamins The one nutritional drawback is their cholesterol content Three and a half ounces of raw kidney contains 375 milligrams of cholesterol That is more than most people should get from all sources in their diet for a day's time Even so, an occasional meal of kidneys is not likely to be harmful, and if you eat sen- sibly and avoid high- cholesterol, high-fat foods the rest of the time, they can be a good addition to the diet Dr. Lamb welcomes questions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. BUGS BUKNY YA'LL GET A BIG KICK OUT O' HE'LL ENTERTAIN YER FRIENDS' LET'S HEAR. J C'MON, HM CLYDE. TALK.' IT SPEAK UP PER TH' DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CONVERSE WITH ME ON THE PLANE TO WHICH I AM ACCUSTOMED WHY CANT YA JUST SAY "POLLY WANTS A CRACKER." LIKE OTHER PARROTS f BLONDIE IT'S ONE A M WHY DON T YOU COME UP TO BED AND SET SOME SLEEP' r 1iA 1 I'LL BE UP AS SOON AS THIS LATE LATE MOVIE HE SNOT EASV MAN TO LIVE WITH DAISV ,__ I CANT GET HIM i- INTOBEDATNlSMT ANDI CANTGc HIM OUT OF IT INI THE MORNIMG ARCHIE i THINK WE'D EAT UP HEREf I LEFT IT IN THE CAR! WE'VE SEEN THE VIEW. NOW LET'S SEE THE LUNCH YOU LEFT THE LUNCH DON'T IN THE SO. CAR T CRUSHED.' ONLY IT'S ROAST SAFE BEEF 0. SANDWICHES ?JLOCKED HE CAR AND LEFT IT IN THE SHADE I LEFT 006 IN THE CAR HAGAR THE HORRIBLE I'M FAST AS 1 I TrUT IT. iJEETLE BAILEY BEETLE IN P0L6 VAULT? UNTIL ME TME LANDING CUSHION WOiZT LI'L ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS GET INTO THE GREAT BURPSI-BOOMA CONTEST RULES I-DRINK 100 BOTTLES OF BURPSI-BOOMA 2r IF YOU SURVIVE, BRING IOO BOTTLE CAPS TO YOUR BURPSI-BOOMA DEALER 3- HE WILL GIVE YOU A PORTRAIT OF AMERICAS MOST BiLOVED MAN T] 22 BOTTLES AN' AH'LL KNOW ;