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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Dccamoer Ask Andy THE COMET'S TAIL Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Scot age of for his question. What determines the length of a comet's The tail of the Christmas is expected to span a quarter of the way across the entire sky This prediction is computed from present evidence on the com- et's size and its expected dis- tance from the sun Astronomers are up-dating their evidence almost daily hoping that nothing unex- pected occurs This report is written on November 19 hoping that no cometary acci- dent occurs between now and the scheduled spectacular In the year on the mor- nings of May 18 and the planet Earth was engulfed by the tail of Halley's Comet and hardly anybody noticed In those pre-spaceage it was assumed that a comet's tail is a stream of fine pushed away from the more solid head by some sort of pressure exerted by the seething sun This theory is basically cor- rect and we now know a lot more about the so-called solar pressure that causes the streaming tail And for the first time in this year the visit of a major comet will be studied in fine detail by sophisticated techniques on the in planes and balloons and from up there by Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Dec. 1973 The United States Bill of Rights was adopted 182 years ago today in 1791 after being ratified by a majority of states A total of 12 amendments had been offered in order to increase con- stitutional guarantees of civil liberty and 10 were accepted They included statements on the right to bear arms and the prohibition of an established religion Probably the most famous amendment is the disallowing self- and the most important today is the reserving to the states all powers not specifically transferred to the U S government 1945 Premier Prince Fummaro Konoye of Japan committed suicide 1919 The United States Supreme Court upheld prohibition 1899 The Boers defeated the British at the Battle of Colenso 1890 Sioux chief Sitting Bull was shot by police attempting to arrest him 1867 Japanese civil war began our super-sophisticated Skylab The energy output of out neighborhood star is stupen- dous This energy pushes forth the so-called solar bear- ing charged particles from the gaseous sun itself Naturally it is stronger nearer the where the solar wind exerts tremendous pressure on everything in the neighborhood When a visiting comet comes within a stream of its gaseous par- ticles and perhaps other fragments is pushed millions of miles into space This thin comet tail reflects the light of the golden sun Pushed by the solar it always points away from the sun As the comet the tail streams behind After its U- turn around the it departs with its tail streaming ahead On May at the Ham- burg Observatory in Ger- Lubos Kohoutek spotted a remote bowl- ing toward a rendezvous with the sun Astronomers com- puted that Comet Kohoutek would be well within range of the solar wind in November also that its golden head and glowing tail will be visible un- til the end of January Telescope pictures taken in September showed that already solar pressure had formed the budding tail This Comet Kohoutek should be plainly visible in the before sunrise On Christmas morn- ing it will fade into the sunrise and make its U-turn around the sun on December 28 Its most spectacular shows are expected in mid-January We should see the departing Christmas Comet in the southwestern evening sky with its tail streaming ahead of its head Present estimates predict that the tail of Comet Kohoutek will be about 30 million miles long and reach perhaps 30 degrees over the sky Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box Huntmgton California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. ESSO BID REPORTED MANILA The .Philippine government is negotiating to purchase the Esso Philippines Inc the American owned oil firm operating one of the four refineries industry sources said here These sources said the Philippines initiated the move to reduce the country s dependence on United States oil corporations The government bought out the share of Gulf a U S firm in the Filoil Corporation even before the Arab embargo on sales to the U S was in- stituted Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN Tit CkluM Trllm WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. l Neither as South you AKQJ84 'v'KQIOSZ OAQ The bidding has proceeded- South West North East 1 4 Pass 1 NT Pass 9 What do you bid Q. 2 Partner opens with one heart and you AQ9762 OK98 JM 2 What do you Q. Both part- ner opens one diamond and you hold AK964 9AQ10 OJ94 What do you Q. As you hold' OAQ 5 4 AQ1072 The bidding has South West North East Pass Pass 1 Dhle. What do you bid7 as The bidding has North East South West 1 0 Pass IV 1 I NT Pass What do you bid now7 Q. 5 Neither as South you hold- 111 Q. 'Both South you hold- AAI02 OKQ7 The bidding has proceeded South West North East 1 Pass I Pass What do you bid now7 Q. 7 Neither as South you hold- AAI072 OA7652 The bidding has proceeded North East South 1 3V What action do you take7 Q. As you hold- AKQ7643 OAK1032 5 The bidding has proceeded West North East South I NT Pass Pass What do you bid now7 answers on Mon- Your horoscope By tone Oixon SUNDAY. DEC. 1C Your birthday For the first half of the coming year so many choices he ahead that you must develop intuition to supplement your logical judgment. Relationships include erratic perhaps crisis where one partner outgrows the other Today's natives tend to sharp strong im- agination which helps or hinders according to whom they are attempting to deal with. ARIES Zl-April Do what is expected of you in your then find some detour or day trip to en- away from the accustom- ed round of habits TAURUS 20-May A tendency to let expenses get out of hand shouldn't surprise Set your budget stand by it despite persuasive efforts of your friends GEMINI 21-June Carry on calmly If you offer no you are not obligated to listen to any Leaving people to their devices gets you out of poten- tial disagreements CANCER 21-July The closer the relationship the greater the need to set straight your own line of thinking Take the time for prayer LEO 23-Aug. If you're in the swing of things in your it is likely that keeping up with some neighbors is expensive Prepare to resign from super- ficial competition VIRGO 23-Sept. This is no day for any drastic changes Once you have the awareness of the drift you can do something constructive about it LIBRA 23-Oct. You are coming into the high tide of your energy cycle and can do much that has defied vour best efforts lately Try again on any project SCORPIO 23-Nov. seems but your own interests should move along more swiftly than usual Beware of tak.ng things for granted SAGITTARIUS 22- Jan Today is almost an extension of the last weekday discussion you got into Leave off talking rather than bicker CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Negotiations may be ap- parently in the middle of com- pletion but can nonetheless by deferred a while longer while others make up their minds AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Take the whole day with no more than normal ac- tivity somewhat more rest and serious study later PISCES 19-March Now the mantle of per- sonal responsibility falls light- ly around your shoulders You are encouraged to look after your own group DEC 17 Your birthday Belated results of long-past actions continue to come to bear on your current so that you are directed more and more toward specific corrections and clearly defined goals Relationships promise many rich and rewarding episodes Today's natives are im- aginative and independent of spirit ARIES 21-AprU Start early for a full day of new fresh view- points You can make headway on serious projects where decisions are yet to be made TAURUS 20-May What you do now has lasting may lead to an increase in your material resources Marital interests and hopes are promising GEMINI 21-June Strong feelings are natural Where you control them and go on expressing your better you make great personal progress CANCER 21-July In the course of a fairly strenuous day's you realize suddenly that you are expressing your deepest con- victions in perhaps physical form LEO 23-Aug. Neglect nobody where there has been any sort of obligation or special help Your advice is needed just be careful huw you offer it VIRGO 23-Sept. Assume that everyone is acting in good faith Put in your full share without hesitation but with a com- plete record of what and how much you do LIBYA 23-Oct. Strive for serenity throughout this exasperating day as friends and competitors take turns at upsetting everything to get their own way SCORPIO 23-Nov. Major preparations begin to- day for a sustained campaign for material a little social activity for good measure SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Exert yourself to look into matters personally rather than delegate to others and trust their unskilled views CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Your full attention is needed to keep your personal and career enterprises on the right tracks Check out your hunches promptly AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Your opinion turns out to be inflammatory or and in the resulting reactions you may find you ve lost something of your influence PISCES 19-March Success today depends on making full use of what you discarding nothing of past lessons while you pursue expanded goals The Chicago Tribune THE BABY SITTER SITS in as her Sarnantha paints her portrait. Sanian- tha is winner of two first painting and in India's Shankar International Awards contest She has appeared on a TV special and is the subject of a docu- mentary. The Monster and the Bunnies A Tale of Terror and Suspense said the Monster. 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