Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January 6, 197S Ask Andy SOUTH POLAR ICECAP Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Tony Huerstel, age 12, of Tucson, Ariz., for his question: How thick is the South Polar icecap? If you walk at a brisk pace, in 20 minutes you can travel about one mile. And one mile is the average thickness of the South Polar icecap. In some places it is much thicker and in others it dwindles to almost nothing. And this enormous field of hard, frozen snow covers an area of 5 million square miles. On a shivering December morn, with the thermostat set stylishly low, it's nice to know that things could be a lot. worse. We could, for example, find ourselves marooned in June on the antarctic ice. There the midwinter temperatures are between minus 40 and minus 100 degrees. That is, if we avoid a spot called Vostok Station, where in August, 1960, the temperature plummeted to a shuddering minus 126.9 degrees. The thickness of the ice would depend on where we happened to be, and the uneven South Polar icecap is large enough to cover the United States plus a sizable part of Canada. It humps up in the center, like a generous frosting on a planet size birthday cake. There are frosted mountain ranges, with a few blustery bare slopes. Some of the land below the ice is high plateaus, some is crushed down below sea level. Ice is a fragile mineral that' moves under its own weight. The South Polar cap pushes outward from at least two extra thick, dense areas in the interior. Directions are somewhat bewildering since Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, JAN. 7 Your birthday today: You learn to "use your head" and become more practical, organized and logical year. After brief spurts of in- every step from the South spiration, you make sweeping Pole must be northward, changes in your However, geologists refer to the region facing the Indian Ocean as East Antarctica and the region facing the Pacific is West Antarctica. The South Pole, believe it or not, is in East Antarctica and its ice is not the thickest. It is buried below a mere feet of frozen snows. In the western region, the great icecap blankets lofty ranges and vast plateaus under feet or more. In one region it crushes the plateau far below sea level and tops it with a layer of ice feet thick. There may be thicker ice in other parts of Antarctica, though so far they have not been measured. Ice from the central hump pushes outward sometimes as fast as feet a year. The edges of the stupendous snowfield face the sea with cliffs of ice, feet high. They stand 150 feet above the chilly waves, and another 850 feet are.submerged below the water. asked by chil- dren of Herald should be mailed to Aik Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) goals. Relationships may be under stress but can handle it will, normal care. Today's natives are temperamental but generally able to look out for themselves. ARIES (iMarch21-April Latch onto any career oppor- tunity as fast as you notice it. Teamwork is at its best today. Use your leisure time to renew an old friendship or to visit relatives. TAURUS (April 20-May F'riends are all for you now. Stay in familiar territory and use familiar routines. Deal gently with those you love; they're open to suggestions. GEMINI Be on the job early and ready to be extraproductive. Take time out to make observations and tentative plans for future enterprises. CANCER (June 21-July Your attitude attracts others who are similar to you. This is a very good day to share pastimes, make brief business trips and promote marital harmony. LEO (July 23-Aug. Make fresh contacts and take on new business. You can sell or give away a "white elephant." Social engagements bring odd situations to your attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Encourage others to take care of their needs while you get busy on your own career. Check equipment and appliances. Observe rules and precautions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Uct. Your sidelines and hobbies prove useful today and, perhaps, finan' 'ally .ewar- ding. Your are with those who are less for- tunate. A "loan" made'should now be counted as a gift. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Speak up and be a leader. Your optimism tides you over today and attracts luck. If personalities are involved, keep your comments brief. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Career advance- ment is your prime con- sideration. Ask.for help, then share the rewards. Well meaning friends tell surpris- ing stories; check them out before acting. CAPRICORN (Dec. SZ-Jan. Group finances prosper with sensible action. Collect what is coming to yor while possible. Your emotional interests run strong. Celebrate the success of a friend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Your persuasive talents are in high gear; use them to build your public image. A well-considered purchase or property investment made now promises excellent results. PISCES (Feb. 19-March You have a great deal go- ing for you and 'reap rewards for your efforts. Be willing to share results with those who have helped or gone along with you. Home life improves. A SNOWMAN STANDING ON HIS HEAP; THAT 5 PRETTi' 60OO HE CAN T DO IT FOR ALL THE SNOU) RUSHES VERY THINGS ARE REALLY SETTING TOU6H IN THE KINGDOM. THE JOBLESS RATE HAS JUMPED TO 99.9 I WONDER WHO -THE LUCKV CENT IS? HI AND LOIS WHAT ARE THEV FOR? BUILDING ESTIMATES I ARE WITHIN A FEW THIS ONE'S FDR BUILDING US A BUNeALOW FIVE YEARS ABO. AND THIS ONE'S FOR BUILDING A NEW SANDBOX FOR TRIXIE. PENNIES OF EACH BUGS BUNNY Goren on Bridge Lawrence Lamb M.D. MV BLENDER'S NOT WORKIN7 GIVE THIS A SHAKE, WILL YA? BLONDIE BYCHARLES4LGOREN AND OMAR SHARIF East-West vulnerable, as South, with 80 on score, you hold: 4Q1085VKQ8 Partner opens the bidding with one diamond. What is your response? no trump. Ordinarily, this response is made only with a pattern, hut you have an awkward hand. The trouble is that, because of the score, part- ner might pass a response of one spade or two clubs, and we do not like to jump shift in a four- card suit. So we choose the value hid in the hope that partner can take further action. Q.2-Both vulnerable, as South you hold: 4106 10543 4KJ5 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 INT Pass Pass Dhle. Pass What action do you take? Partner's reopening double shows a good hand, and you havu unexpected wealth. In addition, your values are ideally located behind the no trump overcaller. You can look forward to a substantial penalty, for East will almost certainly be playing opposite a worthless dummy. South, vulnerable, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 Pass 2 Pass What do you bid now? Prospects for game appear too dim to justify any for- ward-going move, particularly .since partner's response, which tends to deny holding four cards in a major suit, has virtually ruled out the possibility of 'a spade contract. vulnerable, as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass Pass I 2 What do you bid now? hearts. It is more important to support partner's suit than to introduce vour own five-card suit, especially since it is a minor. You do not have tho values for two forward-going bids, and intend bidding only once unless partner make's another move. vulnerable, as South vou hold: 48 4K106 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass Pass 1 V Pass 7 What do you bid now? A.-Four hearts. In support ol hearts, your hand is worth 13 points. Three hearts is our second choice, which shows ;i good hand after a pass. Two hearts is a gross underbid, for there are many minimum hands partner could have that would make game a cinch. Q.7-Both vulnerable, as 4K95 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 4 Pass 1 NT Pass 2 4 Pass 3 Pass What do you bid now? A.-Pass. Further action is fraught with danger. You have already told partner you have a six-card spade suit, yet despite this he has bid three clubs. He must have a weak hand with a very long club suit. Be thankful that your hand will produce a few tricks for him. Q.4-As South, vulnerable, you hold: 4A962 f AQJ 49853 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 4 Pass Pass What action do you take? A.-Double. This is the only action available to show a hand fair strength, and you should take it despite the fact that, ideally, your holdings in the minor suits should be reversed. It is a losing tactic to pass and allow the opponents to steal a contract at the one-level. LI'L ABNER vulnerable, as South you hold: 4QJ8752 The bidding has proceeded: North East South 1 3 What action do you take? five clubs. East's pre- empt has accomplished its goal. Your hand is not good enough to cue-hid hearts, and a hid of four 'diamonds preparatory to five cluhs does not show your mas- sive support and could prove awkward if partner raises you. The practical raise to game might lose a slam if partner has the right hand, hut anv exploring risks the loss of a vulnerable game. Dear Dr. Lamb I have had a long history of duodenal ulcer, starting after prohibi- tion in 1929 when the Sippy diet was in vogue. Since then I have hemorrhaged three times on my own and once on an aspirin containg prescrip- tion, but have always recovered quickly enough to avoid surgery. Now I am 67, semi retired and active, don't drink or smoke, and con- tending with what to eat when I cat out. I have trouble maintaining proper nourishment. I'm now 150 pounds and am 5-foot-ll. Recently on a checkup an ul- cer was spotted. Taking the bull by the horns I plunged into a cabbage juice diet on my own. My doctor approved. Going all out, I started shovel- ing down Brewer's yeast plus, and then the clincher came when I decided I was really well and started eating cooked wheat. In spite of the lift I got from the wheat, I stopped it at once, and the yeast too, when terrific gas pains showed up in the chest, back and upper or lower abdomen, including a mild temperature for a day or so. The chest pains are conceded to be from gas and muscles but create a question of a heart problem because my blood pressure has been 175 and I have just about always had an irregular heart beat. I'm on Diazide, quinidine, Probanthine and Sorbitrate. This latest attack has been quite persistent, and I have been trying to diet on thick chicken rice soup mostly, with peaches and low-fat milk in between meals, but the loss in weight is making me feel I am undernourished. So, I will add some avocados and stop try- ing to give my stomach a rest. My main goal is to control the ulcer and to build up resistance enough that I won't have three or four attacks of flu or bronchitis during the winter months. Please answer as I can write to you but never can put on a sustained conver- sation with a doctor to find out much because of my inade- quacy at asking intelligent questions. Dear Reader You probably have an overactive digestive tract and undigested carbohydrate with yeast was propelled into the colon where it fermented and really producted enormous amounts of gas. Yeast and car- bohydrates will do that. It will tend to give you a lift all right, like a floating balloon. I would suggest you worry less about cabbage juice and other juices and soups and concentrate on a more usual diet, with frequent feedings. If you need to gain weight add a little fat to your diet. The avocados may help you there. If you tolerate meats use them. The foods you mention- ed are all low calorie foods. Your Probanthine is fine, but you may need some antacids if you are not taking any. OAGWOOD, THESE DAYS V I'M ALWAYS RUNNING SHORT OF I THINK YOU SHOULD PUT UP SOME MONEY FOR AM EMERGENCY FUND THE -til EMERGENCY I CONTRIBUTE THE MONEY, WHAT S DO YOU ARCHIE Fun with figures By JU.H. Hunter Jill had been very quiet for quite a while, busy with pen and paper. "You know she said. "You're only twice as old as I was when you were as old as I am." "So Jack was quick. "Four years ago you were a third as old as I'll be when you're as old as I am he replied. What were their ages? (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: The number was 1782. GREAT DINNER, MRS. ANDREWS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE OF THE WAY He TIEP Me'LACES HIMSELF TOPAY.. Flashback BEETLE BAILEY By The CANADIAN PRESS Jan. 6, 1975 Henry VIII married his fourth wife 435 years ago in 1540 remarking on the morning of his wedding that the only thing which could persuade him to embrace Anne of Cleves was fear that her father would ally himself with the German emperor DON'T BE SLOPPY, BEETLE, TrMT SOAKP TUMBLEWEEDS NOHCOWN Y WE'LL FORCE COULD) TO use PSYCHIC LEAVE OUR FoRcerr-j OWN- OUR NATIVE Mm 'TIS A PERSON OF THE HIAWATHA 6ENRE.'