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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 LITNMIDOI HIRALD 1 JilMIMT Ask Andy ORGANIC GARDENING Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Cindy Taylor, age 11, of Bennettsville, So. Carolina, for her question: What exactly is organic gar- dening? The word "organic has many meanings and all of them are related to living things. The cells and tissues of living plants and animals are organic substances. The molecules created by living plants and animals are organic chemicals. In this case, every living plant in any garden must be organic. So it is. But there is a lot more than this at work in an organic gar- den. Plants, as we know, need air and sunlight, moisture and suitable soil. In the wild, these basics are provided by nature and there is only enough for certain plants to grow in cer- tain places. When we want to grow our own, we cannot de- pend on nature to provide suitable supplies for the plants we select to grow in our par- ticular patch of soil. Gardeners have faced this problem since gardening began. For countless ages, they copied and concentrated nature's methods. They enriched the soil with natural fertilizers, such as manure and decomposing leaves. Bacteria, mites, worms and a multitude of the other busy lit- tle bodies that belong in the ground got to work and broke these natural fertilizers down into chemicals that garden plants could use as food. Nowadays we call this method organic gardening. Its secret lies in a soil rich in decaying organic material and teeming with multitudes of busy little bodies just as nature intended. Then came the Age of Science and everybody looked for new quick-and easy ways to perform their age-old chores. Farmers and gardeners looked for easy ways to enrich the toil and to eliminate the bugs that at- tacked their crops. Scientists provided them with concentrated 'man-made chemicals as fertilizers and more concentrated man-made chemicals to wipe out insects and other pests. These shortcuts saved a lot of backaches and for a while they seemed to produce bumper crops. Then it became obvious that at least some of those smart chemicals did more harm than good. Insec- ticides meant to kill pests also wiped out useful insects and destroyed multitudes of creatures that depend on insect food. Strong chemical fertilizers were too much for the teeming organisms- in healthy living soil. Certain old-time gardeners believed, nature's way of do- ing things was the best way and refused to go along with the newfangled chemicals. Nowadays, we call them organic gardeners. Their fer- tilizers are suitable waste materials, recycled by busy organisms in the healthy, liv- ing soil. And every organic gardener has a Sunday hatful of tricks to outsmart the pesky bugs but none of them include artificial chemicals. Right now, we are facing food shortages and many families plan to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The sensible ones will study up on organic gardening to make sur that they work hand in glove with mother nature. That way their products will be healthy and free from ar- tificial chemicals. What's more, the food from organic gardens often tastes a lot better. Questions asked by child- ran of Herald readers should mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntingdon Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Hospital gas plan pressed SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) A team of experts that in- vestigated a medical gas supply problem at Sudbury General Hospital will recommend government standards for installation of hospital gas systems, an inquest into 23 deaths at the institution was told Thursday. The information came from James G. Gregg, a Toronto consulting engineer and chairman of the standing committee on construction safety under the national building code. He and two other engineers retained by the Ontario government have been examining a new wing of the hospital in which the 23 were treated last year. Mr. Gregg said in questioning by Dr. Frederick A. Evis, counsel for the Ontario health ministry, that the panel of experts later in the inquest will "very definitely" recommend provincial regulation for installation of medical gas are none now. "I think they should be wider than he agreed when Dr. Evis asked whether they should be Canada-wide. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN TIM TrMiM WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. l Both vulnerable, as South you hold: 4A93 OK76 2 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 A DWe. Pass 1 NT Pass 2 V Pass What do you bid now? Q. 2 East-West vulnera- ble, as South you hold: OK98543 The bidding'has proceeded: South West North East 1 O Dble. 2 2 A What do you bid now? Q. 3 Both vulnerable, as South you hold: 5 2 9 5 3 04 3 8 2 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 l NT Dble. What action do you take? Q. 4 As South, vulnera- ble, you hold: 41092 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South in Your horosoopo 1 NT Dble. What do you bid? Q. 5 Both vulnerable, as South you hold: The bidding has-proceeded: North East South West 1 1 NT What do you bid? Q. East-West vulnera- ble, as South you hold: 4k 10 OKJ7642 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 NT Past 3 4k Pass What do you bid now? 0- South, vulnerable, you hold: 4k KJ7 V 732 0 KJ4 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 NT Pass 2 V Pass What do you bid now? Q. 8 Both vulnerable, dealer you hold: OA4 What is your opening bid? [Look for mtioeri Monday) SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 Your birthday uday: Begins a long and heavy-paced drive for consolidation, perhaps retrenchment. Whatever you have already achieved is reinforced; whatever you do now to add to it has to be done thoroughly. and perhaps over again. Relationships depend more on what you and they are rather than on what you have or what you do Today's natives tend to go to extremes, to select a vocation which is out of the or- dinary or which requires un- usual skills. ARIES (March 21-April Keep the, day for a holiday rather than accept commer- cial appeals. Resist the tendency of others to presume on your time and convenience. TAURUS (April 20-May It is all too easy to complain about details. Take a look to see what the trouble is, then get to work to straighten matters out. GEMINI (May 21-June Be out and make the rounds early, once you have met the expectations of your com- munity this Sunday morning. Part of the day's action in- volves settling some issues for good, decluttering your premises. CANCER (June 21-July Your mood may be mis- leading; your mate may not realize that you are grumbling about things other than those that really bother you. LEO (July 23-Aug. The seeds of future relationships are sown today, to come to reality over the years ahead. Gather friends and neighbors, enjoy favorite pastimes, have a good round of talk. MONDAY, Jan. 28 Your birthday today: Brings on a wave of optimism which likely will be proved correct in the overall analysis. You have the time and the space for a full year of personal experiments. Vocational choices are modified by added experience and specialization. Today's natives are sensitive, restless, willing to work long and hard in the service of an ideal. Many have shown pene- trating insight into human nature. ARIES (March 21-April What you "do today needs special handling to serve as a buffer between you and the people who will use or benefit from your work. TAURUS (April 20-May Enter into your work place now as though you were making a completely i'resh start, but with what knowledge you now have. Evening offers fun and games, casual promises. GEMINI (May 21-June Stop and take a good look around, think where you want to go in life and revise your plans accordingly. Your friends tend to have other views. CANCER (June 21-July The sources of your difficulty are not what you think, so withhold any drastic corrective effort until you've checked a bit further. LEO (July 23-Aug. Find personal peace of mind in your own fashion; but give your partner a chance to shine, your competitor a chance to undo himself. Neiter one needs any help from today. Evening brings a lighter mood. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. your proper place early in community customs. Catering to the feelings of a guest is more important than maintaining a particular routine or rigid custom. LIBRA (Sept. 23Xkt. A waiting period should prevail until you sort out rather fully just what new people are up to. Afterwards your intuition will support your judgment for the proper action. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Your comment apparently goes right to the core of a problem for somebody else, without your knowing the full impact of it. Make it easier for them to listen to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Self-restraint is one of those rare blessings you may invoke today, certainly for yourself, perhaps for others by your good example. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Think positive! Mount go- ing it alone now, whatever your accustomed Sunday routine may be. You get a better perspective and a chance to think and pray both much needed at the moment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Being reliable and prompt where you are ex- pected and staying out of places where you are not ex- pected turns the balances. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Those you care about are at least familiar and you can limit their demands on your time. The unfamiliar person needn't be given much or even any of your time and atten- tion. 1974, The Chicago Tribune VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. If you are not happy with today's challenges, then you need to find another way of looking at life. Remember your own people in later hours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Pay no serious attention to what others say, but watch what they are up to. Full understanding comes only later. Don't depend on luck. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Today's conscientious effort brings progress, liberates you from some long-standing obligation. Taper off'6ri self- indulgent pastimes? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. With very little encouragement, you can go too far in speculative projects. Your offhand remarks may fail to meet approval or acceptance, so bring literal proof of your reasons. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Start an organized drive to get better channels of information opened up. You may be needlessly duplicating the work of others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Convert recent advances into ready cash wherever convenient. Then find some extra-safe reinvestment for those funds outside your modest budget. PISCES (Feb. 19-March It's your turn now to draw on your intuition and make your bid for recognition. Get directly to the crux of the matter in any negotiations, keeping your calm focus on principles rather than minor details. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Bridge results NOUI ON PACK, NOW ON HIS STOMACH, NOkl ON HIS SHORT MIS by frank o'neal AT 53 DrSREES. HAND LOIS by dik browne ISUESS IT SHRUNK WHEN I WASHED IT PARDON ME-DIP YOU JUST SAY IF YOU s GAINED A POUNDS J LOIS, >OU NEED CAN HARDLY HOOK THIS ONE ANYMORE Ladies Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. Jan. 9. 1 and 2 tied Peg McCann; Nellie McNabb; with Edna Olafson, Myrna McDonnell; 3. Betty Palmer, Jean Whimster. Hamilton Wed. Evening D.B.C. Jan. 9. N.S. 1. J. C. Landeryou, Bill Zumstein; 2. Peg McCann, Mike Grisak; 3. Louine Smith, Audrey Topping. E.W. 1. Tony Kireef, Dan Jurisich; 2. Gerda Balfour, Betty Palmer; 3. Pauline McLean, Muriel Barrow. Thursday Night O.B.C. Jan. 10. N.S. 1. Ena Turner, Muriel Barrow; 2 and 3 tied David Miron, Willa Waters; with Ken Waters, Byron Nilsson. E.W. 1. D. E. Michaelis, Bill Zumstein; 2. Ed. Aubert, Earl Johnson; 3 Bert Leys, Hazel Leys. Friday Night D.B.C. Jan. 11. 1. E. C. Goodman, Richard Spackman; 2. D. E. Michaelis, Bill Zumstein, 3. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Hodgson. Unit Game Jan. 14. 1. D. E. Michaelis, Bill Zumstein; 2. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Waters; 3. David Miron, Nick Patson. BUGS BUNNY I'VE SEEN ELMER...i HAVEN'T SOLI? HIM A BRUSH ALL WEEK! IT'S A SALE, BUT SOME- WHOLE NEW LINE O... THERE'S NO FEEUN' BLONME by chic young DO YOU MAKE AMY PROFIT ON THIS "ALLYOU CAN EAT FOR A DOLLAR TEN" SPECIAL? WE MAKE MONEY ON BOTH ENDS IN THE FIRST PLACE, WHAT WE GIVE YOU DOESN'T COST] MUCH IN THE SECOND PLACE, NOBODY EATS MUCH OF ARCHIE by bob montana IS IT WORKING FORT RID OF POUNDS FASTER THAN A, HAAM DO YOU THINK I...COULD LOSE WE purN A MAN ON.) THE MOON fj HAGAR THE HORRIBLE dik browne 5 MOW ELSE DO YOU EXPECT To CLEAM BEETLE BAILEY by mort walker WMlLE THEY'RE AT IT THEY CAN INVENT V PlFFERENT DIRT TIMES A PAY, PAY IN AMP PAY OUT, You Neep MOKE I WlSM TMEY'D INVENT PIFFEPENT MEAT by al capo TUMMIWEEDS IT'STH'OMUY WAV AH KIM GIT INTO TH' BAD -WHERE. THAT ROTTEM IS-AN'STOP HIS ROTTEN U'L. SCHEME''1 t MASKEP COMPANION ;