Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
36 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 21, 1974 Ask Andy TASMANIAN DEVIL Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Michelle Chan, age 10, of Kanatl, Ont., Can., for her question: What does the Tasmanian devil eat: He looks like a small black bear, all set to play the villain in a scary story. Certainly the Tasmanian devil has no devilish horns and hoofs, and his tail is too stubby to lash like a whip. But the fierce snarl on his face is enough to alarm almost anybody. Surely, you would suppose, such a devilish snarl must belong to a devilish animal. People who know the Tasmanian devil tell us that he does not deserve such a nasty name. True, he belongs to the lovely green island of Tasmania. True, he has a fierce devilish snarl, especial- ly when cornered. But his snarl is said to be worse than his bite. He even lets strangers pick him up when he is in the middle of a meal a time when most meat eating animals are likely to be fierce. The furry fellow is about 2 feet long, plus a stubby 12 inch tail. He has strong claws and a huge pinkish mouth that opens wide to display his mighty chompers and long, stabbing teeth. His coat is black, accented with white patches on his shoulders, rump and throat, plus maybe a white tip on the tail. He has a rather pointed nose, long dark whiskers, small bright eyes and large round ears lin- ed with pink. When he forgets to snarl, he is quite handsome. With all those teeth, plus a bad reputation, you might guess that the Tasmanian devil is a meat eater. Correct. What's more, the fierce little fellow usually is famished. His menu includes lizards, birds and kangaroo rats. Sometimes he attacks and devours a small wallaby or some other animal bigger than himself. For between-meal snacks he often goes to a stream where he catches a few frogs and crayfish. Though he is a good hunter, the food he catches may not be enough to satisfy his famished appetite. So he also eats the meat of any dead animal he happens to find. What's more, Tasmanian farmers report that the hungry devil sometimes steals a lamb and raids their chicken coops. You might suspect that the people of Tasmania have hunted this snarling thief almost to extinction. Not at all. He still thrives in the un- cultivated woodlands. Besides, in Tasmania, one- sixth of the land is set aside as sanctuaries to protect the native creatures. In early June, the female gives birth to perhaps four very little devils. The blind, helpless babes are no longer than half an inch. They spend their first 15 weeks inside her furlined pouch and feed on mother's milk until they are 5 months old. Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am a" young woman of fair appearance. My problem may not seem extremely bad, but it bothers me a lot. My breasts are quite small. People have told me different ways to solve my problem. These include exer- cise and breast enlargers advertised in the back of magazines. I have tried the exercises and they didn't seem to work. I know it takes time but I did do them for quite some time. Are the brest enlargers effec- tive and are they safe? I am sure many women wonder about them. Dear Reader I receive an enormous amount of mail from women asking about small breasts and some ask- ing about large breasts, and even some worrying about un- equal breasts. So, you are not unusual. The only exercises that are useful in increasing the bustline are those that increase the muscles of the chest wall. These muscles are the pectoral muscles .under the breast itself. Pushing the hands against each other and proper weight lifting type exercises help to build these. When they enlarge, the brest, even if small, stands out a bit more. Don't neglect the impor- tance of posture. Rounded shoulders make even normal sized breasts seem smaller. Shoulders back and a pleasing posture help to improve the appearance of the butline. 1 have looked Into the various devices advertised for use in breast enlargement programs. Some of these are stimulating, like a skin bracer and the action may stimulate the skin just as a facial massage does, but none, and I mean NONE, of these or the creams do anything to actual- ly enlarge the breat itself. They do enlarge the fat pocketbooks of the people who are taking advantage of women's desire to be more attractive. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H.GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1974 ThaChlctgoTrlbuna Q.I South vulner- able, as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded: North East South 1 V 2 What action do you take'.' vulnerable, as South you hold: 495 4AQ10953 Partner opens the bidding with one no trump. What is your response? 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Both Sagit- tarians and Capricornians born today are headed for a very lively year of self dis- covery, exciting personal adventure, try outs that last just long enough to make something else possible. Today's Sagittarians are mainly interested in business, the Capricornians more inclined toward politics and community welfare. ARIES (March 21 April Since the likely answer to most of your suggestions is no, concentrate on matters that are sound and require no planning. Be sensitive to needs of loved ones. TAURUS (April 20 May Staying put is difficult enough without making extra journeys and involving others who may not understand or agree with your approach. Let family questions lie. GEMINI (May 21 June Accept delays and post- ponements gracefully. The adventure will be more fruit- ful if you wait for the right conditions. Moderate habits are helpful. CANCER (June 21 July You are not the target of today's complaints and fault finding. Postpone business negotiations; tend to your own welfare. Give loved ones a chance before you comment. LEO (July 23 Aug. Overdoing comes too readily in nearly all activities; try to give just enough effort. It's better to leave something in- complete rather than to dis- turb anybody. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Put work aside this Sunday. Let others have their say and allow them to make mistakes and find their own correc- tions. It's not your job to change them. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Keep calm when you en- counter competitive behavior. People are out of sorts from reasons beyond your under- standing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Even if you don't have to work, you have lots of odds and ends in chores and 'errands to tend to. Accept responsibility and carry on! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Spending extra money achieves nothing in today's crosscurrent situation. Clarify information so all concerned get the true story. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. There's enough at home to keep you busy, so don't seek more to do outside. Make your comments brief and to the point. Concentrate on making the sensible changes needed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Be direct in your approach as you do your nor- mal share in the community's expression of faith. You may have to substitute for someone who isn't there today. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Strive for simplicity and some solitude, while ignoring noisy, extravagant people around you. Enough people need attention to keep you busy with routines. MONDAY, DEC. 23 Your birthday today: Finds you anxious to get on with new enterprises and building toward a major push in career. Intuition plays an increasingly large part in your day-to-day decisions. Relationships last well despite episodes of excite- ment and mutual confusion. Today's natives are serious beneath a casual surface, gifted with diverse, special skills, eager to explore new ideas. ARIES (March 21 April Fill in gaps in your schedule. After a long search, you take care of the most ex- pedient item in your budget. There is a premium on being prompt and early. TAURUS (April 20 May Let others rush at the last minute. Content yourself with simple touches. If possible, take the day off to tend to your own affairs and settle a long standing issue. GEMINI (May 21 June With holiday preparations nearly done, you've got extra energy but nowhere to channel it. Check into a small gift for yourself that nobody is likely to give you. CANCER (June 21 July Put in as regular a work and business day as the season permits. Search for a deeper understanding of others. Accept your own limitations. LEO (July 23 Aug. Concentrate on serious work well done with traditional methods. You have much to do in a small space of time. Push yourself a bit to supply needed energy. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. You're likely to feel slightly frantic about the lack of time available. Set reasonable limits; get extra rest in short breaks. Ask for help with machines. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. You can play the diplomat to- day to your own pleasure and advantage. Teamwork thrives and can be organized around a present goal now and another later. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Put in a good working day. be thorough and take ad- vantage of others' preoccupa- tion with meeting deadlines. Try harder to work toward your own objectives. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Make peace and heal a minor rift with friends. Home life improves if you reveal your sentiments. Last minute shopping must be done very early to be successful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Now that you're out from under serious obligations, complete un- finished business. Reply to re- quests from others, but let them supply the means. Do a clean up project this evening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Make this a true halcyon day. Don't blow up anything into false proportions. Accept overtime as an opportunity. Write a check list along with your schedule. PISCES (Feb. 19 March You can turn this into a personal holiday. Learn something profound about your own spiritual nature as you wade through a long round of chores. Flashback By The CANADIAN PRESS Dec. 21. 1974 The Pilgrim Fathers' ship the Mayflower anchored before what is today Plymouth, Mass., 354 years ago in 1620. Some authorities insist that it was on this day the Puritans first set foot on American soil and not at Cape Cod Nov. 11. There were 102 persons aboard the Mayflower who came to North America to seek freedom of worship. They had sailed from Plymouth England, Sept. 6, 1620. 1776 Benjamin Franklin arrived in Paris to seek aid for the United States revolution. 1846 Anesthetics were first used in surgery in Europe. 1898 Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. 1945 Gen. George Patton died two weeks after a car crash. 1958 Gen. Charles de Gaulle was elected first presi- dent of France's Fifth Republic. LI'L ABNER (MRS. 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