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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 1Q _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 29, 1971 Sesame seed Andy sends n complete 20- volunio set nf the world Book Encyclopedia to Paul Harvey Robb, age 11, of Tuc- son, Arizona, for his ques- tion; What pi Jin t produces sesame seed? Mrs. Alt Baba learned that "i-csame'1 was the magic word to open the treasure cave of the Forty Thieves. Being a housewife of the Orient, she also knew the merits nf sesame seeds and how they grew. Per- haps she helped to hoc the knee high sesame plants in the sunny fields. Certainly she knew seeds that are their pearly stuffed with rich golden oil. If she was a sensible woman she knew that, in the long run, this precious oil is richer hy far than barrels of stolen treasure. Like all cultivated plants, sesame descended from wild, weedy ancestors. Perhaps they were wayside weeds of India or China, though nobody is cer- tain, llicy have been forgotten because superior sesame plants have been cultivated in (he Orient since before the dawn of history. In the 1950s, they were coaxed to grow in Texas. Nowadays, fields of sesame thrive in warm, southwestern regions of North America, in Mexico and parts of South America. The sesame plant is an annu- al herb thai grows each year from a sesame seed. It reaches two in four feet high and its stem is crowded with rather coarse, hairy leaves. Those at the top are shaped like minnow fishes, those nearer the base are larger and usually have jagged edges. The flowers are tucked in the axils between leaves and stem. They may be whitish, pale yellow or pink, j Each blossom is about r'i of an inch long and somewhat like the tube shaped floweret on a foxglove spire. The sesame flower has five unequal stamens and a two- celled ovary. In time, the fer- tilised ovary develops a two- part seed pod. The sides of the twin pods are joined to form a slender tube. Their two pointed tips turn gracefully backward when the seeds inside are ripe. Then the pearly litlle seeds can be shaken from their crisp package. As a rule, the silky smooth seeds are pale prim- rose yellow. But some sesame seeds are brown and some are almost black. The seeds have a delicate nut like flavor all their own. They add something special to buns, biscuits and baked breads. But. I he real treasure is stuffed inside smooth little shells. When sesame seeds are crushed, they yield a light, pale golden oil with a delicate fragrance and a tempt- ing, nut like flavor. It is fine for all types of cookery and extra good in salad dressings. Sesame oil is rich in food value and low in poly saturated fats. What's more, unlike most veg- etable oils, it keeps indefinitely without going rancid. the cup animals. All of them have cup shaped umbrellas and most of (hern have trailing ten- tacles. They range from one inch midgets to an arctic giant with an umbrella eight feet wide and trailing tentacles 200 feet long. The class Scyphozra includes five orders and each jellyfish belongs in a small genus group and has a species name of his own. Many common medium- sized jellyfish belong in the order Scmaeostomeae, which means flag mouth. The arctic giant also belong in this order. His genus and species name is i Cyanea arctiea. Many of our i common offshore jellyfish of this order are in I he genus Aurelia. The one most likely to get washed up on the beach is Aurelia aurita. Questions ashed by cnlldioo of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy. P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 9264.1. (CopvriglH Chronicle Publishing Co. 1971) Scientists dispute smoking hazard PHILADELPHIA (Heuter) The battle over whether ciga- rettes cause disease is not over yet. It broke out again Tuesday at a symposium at the American Association [or the Advance- ment of Science convention. Some scientists still believe there is no hard proof of the effect of smoking cigarettes. The disputing scientists were E. Ciiyler Hammond, a vice- president of the American Can- cer Society of New York and Dr. Theodor D. Sterling, a stat- istician and mathematics pro- fessor at Washington University in St. Louis. Hammond have shown disease and mortality rates with cigarette smoking. Sterling says no such inference can be de- rived from the available data. As an example Hammond de- livered a paper on a survey run by the cancer society on more thaJl one million men in 1959-fiO by volunteer workers for the ACS. HIGHER DEATH RATE Tiie study of white males aged 45 to 79 showed death maintains studies a definite link in rates were consistently higher for current cigarette smokers than for men who never smoked regularly; "and the rates increased coasisf.ent- ly with amount of cigarette smoking." Lung cancer rates were far higher among smokers than among non-smokes and in- creased with amount of smok- ing. The over-all results, Ham. mond said, show there is statis- tical evidence linking smoking with higher mortality rates and certain diseases. Sterling said the statistics are loaded and unacceptable from a scientific- position that is also held by the tobacco companies and a minority scientists. Sterling says selection proce- dures for the studies are sus- pect. He said a Japanese study in which subjects were not deliber- ately selected but simply in- cluded everyone above a certain age in a certain area showed no difference of any conse- quence" between the death rate of smokers and non-smokers. 10 LIKE TO OtJN AN I J EN6LI5H SHEEP' THEV MI'S? BEVEW BRAVE I ADMIRE THE (JAY THET STAND 6UAKD OVER THE SHEEP ACTUALIY, THEY'RE JUST AFKAIP. TOM ALONE! rUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN v' THURSDAY, DEC. 30 Your birthday today: Be prepared to keep going at your regular pace through a normal year of continued steady work, building good will seniority, a re cord or responsibility. Today's na- tives are frequently restless, often need advice on serious decisions. ARIES (.March -April if year-cud earlv. Avoid It's just as well celebrations start any but essential routines to- day. Relax early. TAURUS (April 2fl-May Force no issues, remain se- ene. Last minute kinks in year- end financial moves are very irritating. GEMINI (May 21-Junc Be philosophical on tJie confu- sion of the day, remembering nobody knows much more than you do about where things ought to be or who should set- tie decisions. CANCER (June 21-July In India and warm parts of China, yearly crops of sesame take the placr of Ihc ancient olive groves of the Mediterran- ean. Sesame oil is used instead of olive oil and the harvested berbs are mulched hack into the soil. The oil also is used to make soothing lotions. Some- times it is boiled with wood ashes to make soap. The Chi- nese burned sesame oil to make their midnight black- ink. No wonder Mrs. AH Baba was not surprised that the magic word to secret treasure was Sesame. Andy sends a World Book Ailas to Alexis Skijarevski, j age 12, of Winnipeg, Manito- j ba. for his question: LAWRENCE E. LAMB, ML D. What is best source of iron? Lamb Without; baby food cereals, with aided taking iron tablets, what is the j nutrients. These no- not neces- sarily clieap though. Obviously an excellent source of iron is beans baked with mo- lasses. The use of mature beans the diet is often underrated. Dear best source of iron. Wbat is the most economical way (o pur- chase iron for an older woman? Dear Reader First let's see how much iron a person really needs. Children, men and nonmenstruating women need only four to 10 milligrams a day in their food. Adolescents and menstruating women r.ecd 10 to 20 milligrams a day. Preg- nant women and infants shou'ci consult their doctor. Tbe only reason to need more tlu'n these requirements is the presence of They have lots of good calories a reasonable amount of protein and are rich in iron. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) BETTER PAY KUALA LUMPUR (AP) ,.....____ Officials complained that a beg- example'from the i Ear tm'5 Malaysian capital bowels, and if for this reason haSs an average of 52.33 a day, you need to lake mere Ihrn the M ccnts mcre tharl a beginning jiven amount, you should by all means have a checkup To help those of you with iron problems, I have marie a list of values of iron in milli- grams from the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture daia for 3'2 ounces of the following foods: la by food cereals with added nutrients 50.0 Beans, dry seeds, raw fi.ii to 7.f! j Fish government clerk. Once over lightly today! Just touch on the obvious high spots, nothing really serious or re- lated to long term policy. LEO (July 23-Aug. As- sume a placid surface or even better, be out and gone from your place of work or business. An extra holiday may save needless confusion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Wait for confirmation on var- ious and varying wild stories. There is little to be done be- yond amenitJes and clearance of neglected chores. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Yolir attention is drawn more tlrn usual to money and your potential earnings. Make a commitment decide on a defi- nite plan. SCORPIO (Oct. Z3-Xov. Adjust things today rather than tomorrow. Survey your home and working space, check for safety, plan changes and im- provements. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. The future is beginning to he visible. Seek the higher, brighter path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-.Ian. Take any opening for dis- cussion, verify your informa- tion, see how your plans fit in with these of others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. What you can do early in the day easily gets farther from reach as the mood of the day develops. Be tolerant of the temperament of others. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Enjoy the subtle nuances of an old story many times retold, see how it bss gradually shift- ed to a more human expres- sion. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) I'M A ANP YOUR ALMOST BLONDIE-By Chic Young WISH YOU WOULDN'T WAKE ME UP YOU KWOW HOW HARD'IT IS FOR ME TO GET BACK TO SLEEP.' BAILEY-By Mort Wolktr U L ABNIR-By Al Copp WE-50B.'-DONT DESERVE TO LIVE IN A PLACE LIKE THIS.'? NO SENSE APPLYIN' FO' THAT TV IT'LL MOBBED NO DOUBT ARCHIE-By Bob Montana Fish flour Sardines, canned Shrimps, oysters. clams Meat, separable lean only i Chicken 7 3 I How do they classify jelly- Spleen hog fishes? beef or calf The 200 jelly fish species, plus more than other soft- hodierl sea creatures, are clas- sified n the family Coolentcra- la meaning hollow stomach. The phylum is subdivided inlo three major classes to accom- modate the hydra types, (he coral types and the Irue jelly- fishes. The class of 200 jelly- fish is Scyphozoa, which means 10.6 192 I') 10 Missing man found dead nniERCREST, Sask. (OP) Edward fiolby, 19, of Calgary was found frozen to death in a field near Ibis south-central Saskatchewan town. Police said the mnn had reported missing Christinas eve after he delivered presents to Bricrcrost, IS miles southeast of Moose .law. His body was found by a Bricrcrcst resident .iboiit a mile from a hi.ohwav. Mr. liolhy was visiting liis parents in Moose Jaw at the t.ime. Liver, hog beef, Iamb, chicken Flour all-purpose enrirhcd Wheat Flukes, yddcrl Oatmeal, dry Blackstrap molasses Sorghum Cocoa Egg yolks (6.1 Prunes Spinach Obviously if you need four to 10 milligrams of iron a day, seven ounces of lean beef should Ire sufficient. Beans, dry mature seeds, arc an excellent source and so are wheat and oats. As you can see, there are really quite a number of foods that even in limited amounts will provide lite needed amount of daily iron. Of course, an ado- lescent or a menstruating wo- man might need to pay a little more altenlion to lie sure to eat foods with sufficient iron. Some fortified milk and en richcd ceroals also ronlam iron. If n person really needed a lot of iron, he could get it Irom GOREN ON BRIDGE CHARLES H. GOREN West decided that an unor- thodox approach was indicat- ed and he selected his fourth best his opening lead. There was no way that declarer could di- agnose his opponent's hold- ing and -when the dummy was spread, he played the eight of clubs in the hope that West had underled some combination which included the nine. When East covered the eight of clubs with the nine and held the trick, he wt quite surprised. He re- covered in time to return the suit and West put up the jack which was ducked. The continuation of the king was covered by North's ace. South took an inventory of his tricks and observed that even if the heart finesse suc- ceeded, he could not possibly come up to nine, without first driving out the ace of dia- monds. A small diamond was led to the ten and West was in with the ace. He promptly cashed the queen and five of clubs, to set the contract. Observe that if West leads the king of clubs originally, North's ten will eventually become a second stopper and West from running ilie Miii when lie gc-ts in with the ace of diamonds. The lat- ter must put dummy in again with the ten in order to establish a long club and 1C ml: Br Tht Trlhine] East-West vulnerable. East deals, NORTH 9 VQJ65 OKJ78 J. A 10 8.1 WEST EAST A K C 5 10 8 V 4 3 2