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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBfllDQE HERALD Saturday, February 15, 1975 Ask Andy CAUSES OF DECAY Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Tracey Robinson, age 12, of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, for her question: What causes substances to decay? Most of us tend to shun decaying substances. As usual, this attitude is about halfway sensible. For ex- ample, there is no reason to shudder and feel stricken with horror. But decaying sub- stances usually harbor germs and other pests and it is wise to' refrain from handling such stuff as rotting garbage with bare hands. Nature is an excellent housekeeper on a global scale. Living things create countless tons of waste materials every day. However, nothing is dis- carded, and numerous operations work to recycle all materials back into useful production. The most impor- tant of these garbage disposal projects is the process of decay. Animals produce waste materials and eventually depart, leaving their dead bodies. Trees shed their leaves, and finally their woody trunks become too weak to stand. Every day the world of nature is littered with a large assortment of waste materials. Every day all sorts of decaying processes break apart these used sub- stances to be reused and recycled throughout the land of the living. Usually the decaying process is started by larger creatures and finished by mini organisms, too small to be seen. The bodies of sizable animals may be partly con- sumed by vultures and other carrion eaters. The crumbs may be consumed by various beetles, mites and an assort- ment of other soil dwelling insects. Earthworms feast on fallen leaves. These visible projects remove sizeable chunks of garbage frqm the landscape. But tons of crumbly waste are left behind; This material provides food for a multitude of microscopic plants and animals. Some are molds and mildews. Most of them are decay bacteria of various -types: As nutrients are ab- sorbed, molecules built by liv- ing plants and animals are broken apart into simpler sub- stances. Normal soil teems with assorted decay bacteria that break up plant cells. Some of the simpler materials are reused by living plants to build more of their hydrocar- bons. Soil also contains decay bacteria that release smelly gases as they break up animal wastes. Some of these bacteria are unfriendly germs but eventually the messy decaying material is converted to dusty dirt. by chil- dren of Herald roidcn malltd to Alk Andy, P.O. Box. 785, Huntingtoh California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Is honey more beneficial to one's health than cane sugar? Does sugar have a tendency to cause.gas to form? Which is more fattening, to use? Dear Reader There is a lot of nonsense around about both sugar and honey. Neither have any great health benefits and neither are particularly harmful to anyone in good health, other than providing too many calories that can lead to obesity and its problems. There are three single sugars. They are glucose, fructose, and galactose. Or- dinary table sugar, succrose, is a double sugar and is made up by joining glucose and fruc- tose together into a double sugar. Before it can be ab- sorbed through the intestinal wall into your bloodstream, it must be broken down into the single sugars, glucose and fructose. Honey contains glucose and fructose, too, but they are already separated into single sugars: This means they can: be absorbed directly into the bloodstream without being broken apart. Obviously, once the table sugar is broken into glucose and fructose, it is no different than the honey sugars of glucose and fructose. The only people, then, who benefit from using honey rather than table sugar are those who do not have the enzyme in the intestine to split the double sugar of cane or beet sugar into glucose and fructose single sugars. This is a fairly rare condition. As you get older there is a loss of enzyme activity, and I wouldn't totally discount that honey may have less of a tendency to cause gas than sugar in later years. Both can be fermented to release gas. Because honey is literally glucose and fructose diluted with water, it does contain .fewer calories per gram or teaspoon than table sugar. Sugar is almost free of water. However, you could dilute the sugar with water and you are at the same level. In brief, it will take more honey to produce the same sweetness you are used to from table sugar. Neither honey nor table sugar provide any significant amounts of vitamins, minerals or needed bulk for your diet. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents and a long self addressed stamped envelope to the same address and ask for the "Balanced Diet" booklet. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF Q.I Both vulnerable, as South you hold: 4QJ1076 4AK9862 4K5 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 14 I 24 Pass 2 4 Pass 2 NT Pass 3 Pass 3 NT Pass 7 What do you bid now? Q.2-North-South vulner- able, as South you hold: 4AKJ73 995 A 9542 Your partner opens the bid- ding with four hearts. What action do you take? Bothi vulnerable, as South with 60 on score you hold: 4Q10982 48763 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 V Pass 14 24 2 Pass 2 Pass 2 4 Pass What action do you take? vulnerable, as South you hold: ,4A76 V1052 4K6 The bidding has proceededd: North East South West 14 14 24 Pass 2 Pass What do you bid now? Astrological Forecast by Sydney Otharr vulnerable; as South you hold: 4KJ76 VAJS3 Partner and your right- hand opponent both pass. Whal action do you take? Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: 4Q105 VAC 4J1052 49863 The bidding has proceeded: Eait South West North 2 Pass 4 44 Pan Pan 5 5 'Weak two bid What action do you take? vulnerable, as South you hold: 4AQ872 VAQS 482 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 4 Put 3 4 Pass 9 What do you bid now? Q.8- East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: 473 VJ10953 The bidding has proceeded: West North Eait South 1 V Dbfe. Pus, What action do you take? (Look for answers on MnnHayl SUNDAY FEB. 16 Quote of note from a dis- tinguished British astronomer: "The universe looks less and less like a Great Machine and more like a Great Idea." Sir James Jeans. ARIES (March Make changes with con- fidence. Your ability to perceive and analyze is enhanced. Cycle is such that timing is sharp, on target. You may be dealing with Gemini, Sagittarius and Virgo individuals. Highlight per- sonality make personal appearances. TAURUS (April 20-May Stay back get second wind. Review family relationships. Get "in touch" with individual who may be confined to home, hospital. Another Taurus and a Libra could be in pic- ture. Accent'is on respite, change of pace, illusion as differentiated from reality. GEMINI Emphasis -is on friendship, special desires, reward as result of professional endeavors. Perhaps most im- portant, you find where you stand with "special in- dividual." You may be think- ing with your heart instead of your head. CANCER (June 21-July You deal with one who means business. If you have other ideas, change them or change your goal. Cancer and Capricorn are featured. You will be given chance to handle more responsibility. In per- sonal area, you make commit- ment or you are asked to leave. LEO (July 23-Aug. What you seek is not as close as might be imagined. Means reach beyond what appears to be a limitation. Find ways to communicate, advertise, to get finger on pulse of public. Aries, Libra may be in pic- ture. You might be recipient of gift book or a publishing proposal. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Get to heart of matters. Refuse to be sidetracked by one enamored of red tape. Mate or partner wants to talk about money. Be pleasant without making definite com- mitment. Picture is subject to quick change. Maintain posture of independence. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Accent is on public relations, publicity partnership and marriage. You do best now by slowing pace and by are truths available and you are capable of discovering them. Take time wait and observe. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Highlight versatility. You are called upon to perform basic service task. Do so with, humor, verve. Show that you have not lost touch with essen- tials, Gemini, Sagittarius per- sons could figure prominently. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22' Dec. Lunar aspect relates now to emotion, involved relationship, dealings with children, quick changes and a variety of experiences. You' may be doing some tearing down for the ultimate purpose! of rebuilding. Some point ac- cusing finger. Maintain balance. You'll be in winner's circle! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Spotlight is on where you live and whether you com- plete basic transaction. Some inquisitive people will insist on questions and answers. Do your homework. Be familiar with basic information. Gemini could figure prominently. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. You feel restless you want to talk, visit, write, hear from relatives. Key now is'to get priorities in order. Take'' nothing for granted. Be diplomatic but check prices. One who serves you well may not be so good at adding and subtracting. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Emphasis is on payments, collections, interest rates and your ability to improve income potential. Your suggestions are heeded. You have chance to become more independent, to improve quality of goods and services. Another and a Virgo are pi picture. IF TODAV IS YOUR BIRTHDAY you are sensitive, introspective, spiritual. April will be your'most important month of. 1975. Pisces, Virgo individuals play significant rojes in your life. You are unique, somewhat controver- sial person and you often are lonely while in a crowd.' Contacts made last year result in some solid gains but keep eye on fine print. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Quote of note from a Pisces: "God does not play dice with the Albert Einstein. ARIES (March 21-April Emphasis is on being able to hold on to what you own. Surprise legal maneuver could catch you off balance. Protect possessions. Avoid ex- travagant gestures. Member of opposite sex wants to please but could be misin- formed. Know it and do some checking. TAURUS (April 20-May Cycle is such that you get started on important project or make significant contact. Popularity is on upswing due to unorthodox procedure or announcement. You discover adversaries. Pisces, Virgo persons are likely to be in picture. GEMINI (May 21-June You get things done means the chips are down and the waiting game is finished. What was kept from sight now becomes very visible. Older individual makes concession, turns over reins of respon- sibility. CANCER (June 21-July Friendship is put to test. What begins as a friendly discussion could become heated. You make discoveries concerning member of opposite sex. If mature, your "dreams" are not shattered. Otherwise, you are bruised by discovery that you have some "growing up" to do. LEO (July 23-Aug. Creative energies are utilized. You may be.jmpatient with those who squander money and time! 'Before1 casting "first consider ,age, environment and other signifi- cant factors. Career oppor- tunity could be on the line. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Travel plans may be changed or cut short. Check costs, reservations, time schedules. You seem now to be drawn in two directions. Important to consider options and 'motives. One who is a teacher "takes a liking" to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Highlight humor, versatility. Constructive outlet can be found for "restlessness." Give full play to intellectual curiosity. Ask questions in creative, provocative manner. Instead of arousing anger, you gain respect. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. You may have to tear down for purpose of rebuilding. Aquarius and Leo figure prominently. Another Scorpio is in picture, too. Accent is on breakup of arrangement, stress on partnership, marriage. Family member acts in eccentric manner. Keep your eyes on road ahead! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Obtain valid hint from Scorpio message. Refuse to be satisfied merely to know something occurred find out why it happened. Relationship intensifies. Questions concerning security and money will be answered. Accept truth when you en- counter it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Domestic adjustment is desirable and necessary. One you care for will make gesture of reconciliation. Be receptive. Don't permit pride to block road to happiness. Taurus, Libra figure prominently. Love dominates. Know it and act like you are aware of it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Real estate, property values these now are apt to be emphasized. Get reliable appraisal. Avoid being your own attorney. Steer clear of self deception. Means see in realistic light, not merely as you wish situation might be. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Study Virgo message. Realize some travel plans may not now be practical. You may have responsibility which does not currently permit movement in free and easy manner. Capricorn, Cancer persons play roles. Relative will provide laughter but. little else. IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY you are an organizer, an innovator who Will welcome some of the numerous changes indicated for this year. March.and December are indicated as your most important months of 1975. Capricorn, Cancer in- dividuals play significant roles in your life.' You are creative, direct and passionate. I THINK WE NEiD A NEW TOASTER. BUGS BUNNY (OUT, VEHEMENTLY PROTEST THIS U SOKTOF VOU, SI RE, SHALL MY WHAT'S ALL THE SYLVESTER? TA'VE PEEM TOSSEP OUT OF, RESTAURANTS GUVNOR.' HOWEVER, I AM USUALLY EJECTED FROM THE FRONT ENTKANCE...ONE HAS ONE'S PRIDE, YOU KMOW.' BLOMNE v -r- I THE COST OF FOOD MEAMS NOTMIMS f I TO HER SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT INFLATION 1 ALL. SHE HAS TO HP WORRY ABOUT IS INFLEATION ARCHIE vWAIT'LL OH, IT I GET WOULD YOU GO OUT TO MY CAR AND BRING AAY BOOTS IN HERE'S THE KEY.' FOUR TRIPS WITH i HER BIS FEET MADE A NICE PATH THANKS ANYWAY.1 HAGAR THE HORRIBLE THAT LEAVES A LOT OP ROOM FOP ERROR WITH THI0 OUTFIT YOU NEED IT OLP PUSAN SOMETIMES FORGETS TORINSHTHE TUP OUT AFTER HIS WHY'S IT SO CHEAP? mum I'M THE ONCE VIRILE? PROFESSOR nW-GULPf.'-AFRAID H THE -SO-BUT IN THE AMAZOM- I FOUND 1 THE I THE FiAPAtOOff- ;