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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-07,Lethbridge, Alberta • -THE tETHMIDQI HEMLD - Monday. Jmuwy 7. 1>74 ROBIN MIGRATION Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Matfc Mell, age 11, of Omaha, Nebraska, for his question: Do robins migrate singly, In pain or in flocki? The robins migrate in flocks, stowing at sundown to rest through the night. As a matter of fact, they prefer to live in loose flocks through most of the year. They pair off in separate family units only during the nesting season. At this time, they become tame enough to live near us. This robin behavior is quite mysterious. Most wild, creatures are more timid of the people when they have youngsters to tend. « « * The red-breasted robm was selected as the state bird of Michigan, Wisconsin and Connecticut, which gives some idea of bow much we all love him. It’s nice to watch him stand straight as a soldier, then suddenly dart off on the jerky, busybody duties At dawn and sunset, he sings his throaty song. Dunng Jigs the day, he also "tup-tup-tups” and utters high-pitcned screams to drive rival robins from his home territory. This IS how he behaves during the nesting season, when his tune is fully devoted to tending his family. Sometimes he helps to build the nest and now and then he may sit on the four blue-green eggs, while the female takes an airing for herself. Later he takes over the task of teaching the children to fly. If this is the first brood of the season, the female may spend this period in refurbishing the old nest or building a new one for the second brood of the year. The robins, as we know, build their nests in our gardens and maybe even on window sills. They seem to be bold, partly tame birds with little fear of people. However, for some mysterious reason all this changes ui early fall, when the last brood of youngsters has grown up and left home. Then the robins of the neighborhood usually desert human habitations. They fly off to some wild, woodsy region where they live together in loose flocks, tf you walk through their woods, they bear you coming and ** The**fa^l mustlSi an exciting time, for most of them are planning for the migration flight southward. The loose flocks take off from their wild woods in Canada, Alaska and across most of the United States. They fly only from dawn to sunset When they find a place where there are plenty of berries, the flocks may stay for a few days of feasting Migrating robins may spend the winter in the warm southern renons of the United States, in M^ico or in Central America The same groups stay together and at the first sign of returning spring they fly back together to their former nesting places. Some experts suspect that the robui is by nature a flocking bird of the wild woods. The flocks stay together in loosely knit groups during the late fall, the migration trips and through the winter. The same pairs stay together during the nesting seasons and sometimes they select the same mates the next season. A robin lives either with the flock or with his small family — and no part of bis or her life is spent as a single. Qumtlon* «skad by children of Herald reader« thould be mailed to A«k Andy, P.O Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publiahing Co. 1973) GOREN ON BRIDGE tlY CHARLES H. GOREN e 1W«, TI» CMcm thmih BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold; 4QJ*a <7AK7SS4 0Q2 The bidding has proceeded; South Weit North E»t 1 C? Pan 1 4 Pau What do you bid now? A—^Two ipidei Wtth only time spade«, « beart mbia wvtald b* clearly Indlc*t4d. However with fdur^card itipport tbc nlM 1* preferable even with mlnlmuni hlfh<ird value«, for your hand ■hould m*ke a convenient dummy. Q. 2—Both vulnerable, as South you hold; OAJ53*IOi Hie bidding has proceeded: Weft North East South Pass 1 NT Pas* 3 * Pa*i 4 é Pa*» Í What do you bid now? *■—-Tlve diamond« Siam U probably there, but it would be wrenf tor you to nsake a unilateral declalon to eoinmlt the hand to twelve trleki In ipadei. either directly or via Blackwood Juit Mnilnae to ihow your fcatnrei, and let partner get a picture of your holding Q. J—As South, vulnerable, you hold- *AI0«7S 'VA2 OQ10tS3 4< The bidding has proceeded' SoBth We*t North East Pm* Pass 1 o pa*3 What call do you make? A—Two tpad«( You paigked a hand that vou ml(ht have onened, and your tremendous nt with partner has Improved your Iioldini The onjv way to draw hi« »tten* tion to this Is with a Jump «hlft~ even by a patted hand, this is forcing for one round and tend« to ihow a fit with partner Q. 4 — East-West vubier-able, as South you hold; *AK«C:7KtO»43 0K4bAJlOS The bidding has gone; South West North Ea*t 1 í;? Pa*s 2 Í? Fa*, 3 A Paw S NT Paa* What do you bid now’ A—While we would not quihble With a bid of four heart«, we have a sllKht tendency toward a pats Partner*« acceptmre of our fame try by bidding no trump show« lhat most of hit values are in spades and diamonds His failure lo Indicate any «ubftantlal Mrenfth in heart« put« a marked Dmlt on the offensive potential of Ihtfl Iiand Q. ^As South, vulnerable, you hold: 4A 'C7AK701 OTBi «10854 The bidding has proceeded: North East Smith West 10 1 A    Pus 3    ♦ Pa»» 4 Pasi 4    0 Pass ? What do you bid now? A.—Five diamonds Partner hai bid the hand as if he hold* «Ix food diamonds and only four club« A bad trump breth Mulct sink a five club contract, but need not be fatal In five dla->"onds An alternative call I« four tpades, but we hesiute to cue-bid with such weak holdincs In th* minor «ult« Q. 6 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold; 4QII72 77Q10 0AKQS4 «93 The bidding has proceeded; North East South West 1 A Pa»s 2 0 Pam 3 A Pa** ? What do you bid now? A —rive spades Partner has shown a stronf hand with * tjood spade «ult. and there should be proscect* of a sism unie«« the opponents can j;rab two quick trick* Vour leap over game will convey to partner that he need« controls m the unhid suits to carry on Q. 7 — East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: 4tQltS54 <;?QJ3Z OJ9B2 The biddm^ has proceeded: West North East South 1 ♦ 14 Pas* ? What do you bid'^ A —Four tpades This hid serve« ■ Iwo-fold purpose Though partner only overcalled, the hand« might Fit well and four spader eoBid be on Purlhermore, should the hand belong to the opposition your bid makes it extremely difficult for ihem to find their best spot and not get nverlMard Q. »—As South, vulnerable, you hold. 4bAKJ C?A.niS2 06 4kK9S3 The bidding has proceeded East . Sonth West North Pass I Pass i 4 Pass ? What do you bid now? A —Two Clubs It is appealing to raise ipades immediately However a tingle raise does not do justice to the hand and a doable raise should be avoided with only three trumps, even such good ones The compromise Is a temporizing bid of two club« with the Inlenllon of raising ipidet lub-«equenlly UIMn Your horoscopo ly JmmMxw I'l \ M IS TUESDAY, JANUARY S Your birthday today: Finds you seeking, the drama, the magic of living at full intensity Even the most casual and mundane incident is laden with subtle excitement. Old places and familiar people change somewhat, unexpectedly, as you make your way through the calendar Relationships come to be brisk, put-up-or shut-up contacts where mutual selfrespect should be diligently exercised Today’s natives tend to experience uneven moods ARIES (March SI-Apri! IS): Avoid promises now no matter who offers them. Take friends as they are, makmg no allowance for great change in them, however desired TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your attention is drawn to an old mystery Work is not to be neglected, however, while you puzzle over the matter Home life IS lively GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Being up and around early brings you tidings of interesting events near and far, along with an amusing story you missed lately CANCER (Jtme 21-July 22): Partners and competitors alike are stirring, possibly distracting you from your main goals Pause for reflection There’s no need for any flap LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Short-term “luck” seems to be contrary, long-term trends continue generally favorable You learn enough from today’s discrepancies to in- standing 1974, The Chicago Tribune Dear Dr. Lamb — I have a big problem and that is my weight. I went to five doctors and all they say is to cut down. My problem is this. I can't take diet pills at all, and I’m scared to anyway. I have tried Dr. Atkin’s diet faithfully and it resulted in weakness. I tried Dr. Stillman’s and it resulted in my being hun^ for certain foods. I know I do not need a large amount of food or even want it My body seems to crave any foods, nothing in particular, just food. 1 gam weight real fast. I would appreciate any advice. Dear Reader — You need to learn something about nutrition. Those fad diets are not going to help you and may make you sick. Fatigue is a frequent complaint when people cut down on their calories too much.    » As a general guideline, I would suggest that you cut out sweets such as syrups, sugar and foods that contain them You can continue to eat leafy vegetables, carrots, radishes, tomatoes and fresh fruit in reasonable amounts. Limit your bread to four slices a day. Eliminate all excess fat, including butter and margarine Use lean meat, lean poultiy, such as the white meat or the breast without the skin, lean fish such as flounder, codfish and sole. Use fortified skim milk (about a quart a day) or uncreamed cottage cheese. Do not use fat in cooking. You should be careful not to cut down your calories to the point that you are fatigued. That can be harmful. A lot of fad diets can work because the person eats fewer calones This applies to the low carbohydrate diets including the Atkins’ diet. People don’t realize that a pound of separable lean of round steak only contains €00 calories. That is why it is good for a diet, but the end result is eating a lot of food without getting too many calories. Some of these diets upset the body chemistry so much that the person completely loses his appetite Despite public claims to the contrary by some of the diet gurus, your weight gain or loss depends solely on how many calories your body uses and how many calories you eat, unless you are sick An untreated diabetic, for example, may lose a lot of sugar caloiies in the urine To a sensible diet program I would suggest you add a daily pHn with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Bettv looked out on lo the busv street We shouldn't be in on a lovely afternoon like this she declared But what s the time anyway’’ Figure It out yourself, " Greg told her It s just three limes as many minutes before tive as it was minutes after (1^0 (.lock eight minutes ago You try llianks for an idea to Maxey Hrooke Sweenv Texas (Answer tomorrow! Fndav s answer Invoice for $19 79 CUT BROADCAST TIME MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -Commercial radio stations in Mexico's three major cities — Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City — reduced transmissions Wednesday to IB hours each dally in a voluntary measure to conserve energy resources. The decision will save 90,000 transmission hours a year. Radio stauons in other cities are expected to follow suit. , WMAT CHD sure agamst repeating them. VIRGO (Aug. E3^pt. 22); Expansion of your work is virtually certain Be willing to say “no” in eases where you are sure lhat you are going m the right direction. UBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The creative side of your nature comes out on top, stirring up side issues as well as forcing changes of plans Avoid taking financial risks. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)': Being philosophic in assessing gains and losses helps Basic principles reassert themselves as you return to a successful habit you’d dropped SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It may not be clear what you are asking, so keep your remarks simple and direct to the point It’s a great day for joining a working team CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 1»): Where you have partners, steady associates, let them carry the ball for the day In open rivalry, the subtle approach works best for you now AQUARIUS (Jan. 20'Feb. 18): Take it easy, look a little further ahead For that matter, the skies, whenever you can get a good look at them, offer symbolic instruction, PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This full moon brings another milestone on the long road toward the end of the rainbow Be willing to savor and enjoy sympathetic under- T I I SHORT RBS by frank «'iieal >0U <\CW DOSE s'Si.‘'»»ÎCrS'^g KINS USED ■V ÎS^EP «S CONVERSATIONS i\ OVAL -rowe«?? vveu. 'n£TW5 WHO BSCDBPED wis most important CONVERSIONS CWT EX/ST/, Î INOUSHT THAT f®£0 O^C<RM WE HAD ATTKSBOYAL itmJET WAS AWFUL 10U<5H. by dik browne BUGS BUNNY exercise program You can start with walking. Build into your life style at least a mile and a half walk each day. Two or even three miles would be better. And, add to your program some strength-type exercises, such as the calisthenics. This does mean knee bends, push-ups, sit-ups, and the like. Then, don’t expect miracles to happen. It should take several months to lose very much weight. It comes off about as slowly as it goes on. Above all, don’t ov^o it so much you feel tired or ill. We all need food to feel our best. When we feel well, it is easier to be active and that helps build a healthy program to stay slim as opposed to the starved and skinny or feast and fat cycle so many people go through. Send yon qnettlon* to Dr. Lamb, Id care of this newspaper. P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. 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