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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Jg _ THi IITHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, February 15f 1973 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANG DIXON FRIDAY, FEB. 16 Your birithday today: As the year progresses, you are more determined than ever to achieve your original goals. Today's natives follow unspoken psychic guidance into extreme personal projects which they seldom share with friends. ARIES (March 21-April 19): As you strive for a creative group or community enterprise, your share may not be extensive but it is important to all. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Now is the time for getting out of old ruts of habit: install changes, new furnishings and -4- LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. No cholesterol in coconuts Dear Dr. Lamb - In one of; your columns you. recently said that vegetables did not contain cholesterol. Ordinarily I've found your information to be both interesting and factual but in this instance it appears that you've overlocfced the fact that one plant product that is high in cholesterol is the common coconut and because many of the coffee cream substitutes are based on coconut products they should be avoided even though no such information appears on the label. Dear Reader - Coconut oil does not contain one single drop of cholesterol and I'll be happy to be quoted on that anywhere. The confusion results from the point that saturated fats, and coconut oil is high in saturated fat, stimulate the body to form cholesterol. This is the reason that it is not recommended to use coconut oil. This is quite different from saying that coconut oil contains cholesterol. Our body normally forms cholesterol. Apparently it wiU form excess amounts of choles-trol and cause excess amounts of cholesterol and fatty particles in the blood stream in people who eat too much of almost any type of food, including too much carbohydrates, and all kinds of fate. Incidentally, a synonym for coconut oil by the food companies is often "vegetable oil." because it very often means coconut oil. Why do food miam-facturers use coconut oil? Because it's saturated and therefore doesn't become rancid so early and that means the shelf-life of the product will be longer. The coffee whiteners and artificial creamers that are used by many people to avoid the saturated fats that are in cream contain coconut oil which is rich in saturated fat and defeats that purpose for using it. I've had several letters from I people challenging my statement about coconut oil and cholesterol. I hope that this reply will clarify the matter. However, there is so much public confusion about blood fats, cholesterol and what should be in the diet that I suppose this is an overly optimistic expectation on my part. * * * Dear Dr. Lamb - Is it true that fertilized eggs are more healthful than unfertilized eggs because they contain hormones that help to utilize any cholesterol that may be in the eggs? Do fertilized eggs contain more vitamins than unfertilized eggs? Dear Reader - Pure stuff and nonsense and shades of quackery. It's a real shame that the beneficial effects from good nutrition and eating properly have to sabotaged by unscientific and just plain downright untruths that are used to bilk the gullible public. About the only way that a fertilized egg is going to contain more hormones is to keep it around long enough until the chick embryo develops far enough to have its own developing endocrine system. Since most people don't care for eggs at this stage of their development, I doubt that's going to catch on. There is no advantage to eating fertilized eggs over the standard, good quality eggs that can be obtained in any supermarket. appliances, or take up a new abode. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It is a day of good news, reconciliations, shared nostalgia over people and places you may never see again. CANCER (June 21-Jnly 22): Experiments are encouraged, within reason, according to your natural urge for creative change. You may not return to an old way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stop long enough to think thru your roster of friends and contacts; realize you are neglecting somebody of value. VIRGO (Aug, 23 - Sept. 22): What you want is more readily achieved by quietly doing what is indicated, as opposed to offering public explanations. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): In cooperation with' old friends, you triumph in some personal ideal. Whatever your status, you can lend authority. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Get busy early as there are preparations to make, more than you can do singlehanded; share your anticipations, enlist help. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make this a day of inspection, set guidelines for those under your supervision. Review your home and its conditions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 10): Take all that is coming your way-it's payoff or harvest time for your past efforts. Add to your reserves. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a good look at where you are in your relationshins: Resolve to ' enrich your life with more wisdom. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take matters in hand for a normal day's adventure in the art of living, to see how much satisfaction you can get from the ordinary. 1973, The Chicago Tribune �llllll!! Ill GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN e 1*73, The CMcin Trlboni . North-South vulnerable West deals. NORTH * J64 3 O AKS52 * A K J 10 WEST EAST #Q * K 10 7 CKQJ97654 1082 0 74 O10 9 484 4 97 653 SOUTH * A 98532 S> A O QJ63 The bidding: West North East South 4 V Dblc. Pass 6 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of West's preemptive bid ol four hearts made it extremely difficult for his opponents to probe for their best contract. North's holding fully warrants a double and al-tho at this level it is intended primarily for penalties, partner is at liberty to take it out if he has sufficient distributional values. South was unwilling to settle for whatever profit was available in defending against West's bid and since a scientific investigation could not be inaugurated at such an advanced level, he decided to gamble out a slam by proceeding directly to six spades. West opened the king of hearts and South won the trick in his hand with the ace. The anemic trump holding in the dummy was a distinct disappointment to the declarer. He would glaily have traded one of North's minor suit kings for the king of spades. South's sole concern was to limit his loss in the trum;> suit to one trick. The normal procedure with nine cards is to play the ace and then lead up to the jack. If the suit is divided evenly, or if East holds a singleton kin� or queen, the defense wins only one trick. West's preemptive bid indicated that he had either a seven or eight card heart suit which made it unlike!*' that he held three spades. In fact, of the two defenders, he was the one more likely to be short in that suit. South decided therefore to make an unorthodox play in trumps which might improve his prospects if West had a spade honor. The north hand was entered with the king of clubs and the jack of spades was led. Thinking that declarer was about to take a finesse, East covered with the king. South played the ace and West dropped the queen. The nine of spades dislodged East's ten and this was the only trick taken by the defense because South drew the seven of spades with the eight when he regained the lead and claimed the rest. Perhaps East should not have covered the jack of spades, particularly since the trump suit appeared to offer the only prospect for the defense to score any tricks-however, declarer earns our praise for a well calculated play. Observe that, if West's lone spade is the ten, then the jack is the only lead that will enable South legitimately to limit his loss in the trump suit to one trick. Ask Andy The atmosphere Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Chris Sanville, age 10, of Covington, Georgia, for his question: How big is the atmosphere? When we watch the smokey fumes from a factory chimney, we see for ourselves that they rise up, up and away. Perhaps we wonder how far they can spread. There is no doubt that air pollution can spread miles and miles. Then ,we wonder whether it can spread up to the very top of the atmosphere. However, this is not likely because the size of our atmosphere is so enormous. * * * The airy atmosphere takes up more room than the solid globe, including all the oceans and continents. We know that its lowest layer must cover 196,940,400 square miles - because this is the area of the surface on which it sits. As it gets higher above the ground, it takes up more and more space, just as a big ball takes up more space than a smaller one. Another surprise is the amount of gases in the atmosphere. The air around us seems like an airy nothing. Actually the air that fills an empty drinking glass weighs as much as an aspirin table - which you may need to recover from the following figures. It is estimated that the total atmosphere contains about ten billion-billion pounds of assorted gases. This equals five quadrillion tons, which you can write as figure five with a tail of 15 zeros. All this filmy air, of course, Sex-starved lion gets irlfriend WINSTON, Ore. (AP) -Caesar, the sex-starved lion, and Alice, a Seattle lioness with a similar problem, were formally introduced St. Valentine's Day at tlie World Wildlife Safari near here. Caesar, who had been accustomed to mating 150 times a week - normal for a mature male lion - has been without amiable female companionship since he arrived at this commercial game preserve last September. None of the preserve's female lionesses have yet reached puberty and have greeted Caesar's advances with bewilderment and aversion. Caesar has been very unhappy. His keepers say he has taken to stalking around the preserve in a foul mood, randomly attacking other lions and injuring some. They say it's been necessary to confine him the past week. Dr. Randall Eaton, director of the preserve, recently put out a frantic call for "mature and experienced females" for Caesar and last week Alice arrived, courtesy of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. llfflBIll is spread very thin. And to weigh so many tons, it must occupy an enormous space. The next question is where does it end. And this is a bit of a prob-leni. The air gets thinner and thinner on the way to the top of the atmosphere. Finally the last few molecules get lost in space. Way up there near the top, the air is so thin that the molecules of gas are hard to find. For this reason we cannot pinpoint just how high our atmosphere reaches. At 300 miles above the ground, the air is hardly worth mentioning. But a few stray molecules reach higher and still higher. Most scientists suspect that the atmosphere reaches up a thousand miles. This is where the last few molecules get lost in space. Our messy ah- pollution may be wafted higher than the highest mountains. But little or none of it is likely to reach the top of the atmosphere and spread on out into space. * * � The earth's gravity hugs the air to the surface of the globe. And gravity grows weaker as it extends out. Near the surface, it is strong enough to hold down the thickest layer of air. About half the gases in the atmosphere are packed into the bottom layer, which reaches from the ground up to about 20 miles. All the remaining five billion - billion pounds are spread outward and upward to 1,000 miles. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hnntington Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS Feb. 15, 1973 . . . The U.S. battleship Maine was blown up in Havana harbor 7 years ago today -in 1898. Of the 350 men aboard, 252 were killed or drowned and eight died later. A court of inquiry was never able to fix responsibility, but the disaster stirred passions to the point where the United States went to war with Spain, a little more than a month later. 1958-A new revolutionary government for Indonesia was proclaimed at Padang, Sumatra. 1950-Price control, introduced during the Second World War, ended in Canada. 3915-The Alilied fleet attacked the Dardenelles during the First World War. 1872-The first session of the British Columbia legislature opened. I860-The first issue of the Gananoque (Ont.) Reporter was published. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browne amp &ex Me TSM yarps op e\LK... NoTrUMS LOilP...Tl2y TO (S&X it im (sreen... so/ms w(c6 5lLVE|2WAl2�...ArJP &5t eom of that freuch w/m5- ioe'ize almost out.� am p oh the wav backstop im houand- JOg cheese... amp pou't Of FI6rl.~awp if YoU'pe HER, BUGS BUNNY OKAY, SYLVESTER! LB'S KNOCK OFF F6R ;