Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
36-THE LETHBRIDGE July Ask Andy PLANTS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Dorothy age il. ot Newport California for her Can plants really live on air and We are told that the green plant world uses sunlight to manufacture its basic food from air and ground water This is true But it is not the whole story Far ftom it like all living things are complex chenjical factors In order to thrive and they need hundreds of different chemicals to perform hundreds of chemical processes In our wondrous world of plenty of miracles go on behind the scenes The growth of a green plant 15 a involving a whole multitude of chemical activities Some of them we understand most of them are still mysteries But we do know that a plant needs much more than ah and water Perhaps its greatest miracle is photosynthesis the sunshine recipe During the daylight small bodies called choloroplasts use the energy from sunlight to or put together molecules of simple sugar which is a basic plant food The ingredients in this complicated recipe are carbon dioxide taken from the air and ground water absorBed through the roots But obviously plants are not made entirely of sugar They contain oils and starches assorted proteins and various vitamins in a multitude of different forms Numerous chemical reactions are involved in building and rebuilding these many molecules Obviouslv they need more than the atoms of hydrogen and carbon in sugar molecules And the energy for this teeming activity is supplied by oxygen absorbed from the air So in addition to air and water plants need a complex balanced diet of other chemical ingredients These are dissolved in the soil and absorbed bv the roots in liquid form For fields of corn use up tons of these liquid plant foods as they grow When the corn is the soil is left poorer Fertilizers containing the balanced diet must be added to provide food for next year's crop. The liquid diet vanes from plant to plant Some need more of this and less of that and some need a small trace of something extra Nobody knows all the secret perferences of the plant world But we do know that all plants need large amounts of six chemical elements calcium and potassium and sulphur and phosphorus They also need smaller helpings of many other elements This list includes traces of boron iron and chlorine and copper and others These ingredients are chemical however most of them must be served as chemical compounds For plants must have nitrates because they cannot use nitrogen Their sulphur and magnesium may be served in the form of magnesium sulphate and their iron as ferrous sulphate Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box. Huntlngton California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures Bv J A H. HUNTER We have 4669 for the game today One 9 two and one 4 Using all four each but no other digits at you lorm expressions for consecutive numbers from one up Any arithmetical signs may be but no summation or factorial symbols Don't lorget regular and repeater decimals also powers and roots extra For example. 69 plus 6 minus 4 is a solution for 71 The limit without a break in continuity seems to be 135 I shall be glad to check and to offer hints to help in future games Yesterday's JOG was 194. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN Tkt cnicjie Tribune East-West vulnerable. West deals. NORTH A J 10 10 6 4 3 K IB 8 6 5 J WEST EAST 742 KQ53 A85 V KJ72 9732 4 872 A953 SOUTH 9 8 6 Q9 AQ J K Q 10 6 4 The West North East South Pass Pass 14k Pass Pass Pass 2NT Pass Pass 3NT Pass Pass Pass Opening Eight Sometimes you need to find a particular distribution if you are to defeat a contract. In that you should defend the hand as if that layout of the cards was a known even if to do so risks one or more overtricks. North was not overjoyed at the prospect of playing a no trump so he made the mistake of rebidding his diamond suit From South's point of view this suggested a six-card diamond suit and a better hand than North actually held. Since he held three top honors in it was not unrealistic for South to proceed to the no trump for the majority of North's points had to be in the major suits. West led his top and when dummy came down East did not like his chances of beating the contract. The opening lead marked declarer with at least four dubs headed by the king-queen-ten. There was no future in attacking either spades or for dummy had those suits well stopped. the heart suit was the only place where the defenders could garner some tncks. East knew that all he could expect to find m his partner's hand was some 3-4 points Unless those points specifically were the ace of it was most unlikely that the defenders could score five tncks Having arrived at this declarer mentally assigned the ace of hearts to West and cast around for the best method to attack the suit. If South held three hearts to the queen and West the doubleton declarer would always have a heart stopper. the only hope was to play declarer specifically for a doubleton queen of hearts. the defense was simple. East grabbed the ace of dubs and shifted to the king of hearts. West did his share by signalling with the which at the same time unblocked the suit. A heart to the ace felled the and when West led a third round of the East had J-7 over dummy's and the defend- ers scored four heart tricks in addition to the ace of dubs. Your horoscope By Jeam Dixon THURSDAY.'JULY 18 Your birthday Marks a transition from life as you have pursued it to a challenging new style in which spiritual development is more important than material prosperity Worldly success comes naturally once you are at peace within yourself Relationships all start from where you are follow your growth. Today's natives tend to very definite individual ambitions. ARIES 21-April Money prospects seem easier. pick up bargains in home improvements where needed. Call in family for a general discussion. TAURUS 20-May Change your daily routines now for while the coast is clear You supply the so rearrange investments to suit yourself. GEMINI 21-June Never mind how much other people goof make your rounds bright and touch all bases. Brief opportunity exists if you're Energetic and alert. CANCER 21-July Your salesmanship is running high effective Be careful what you You have to back it later If there's a short you'll find it today LEO 23-Aug. Seek organized attention to any problem Medical and other professional guidance favored Work yields better results if done away from public view VIRGO 23-Sept. Close friends have plenty to offer- good much comment you may as well hear and learn from Personal projects can be advanced LIBRA 23-Oct. Stick to business during business hours then take a complete change of pace and scene shop and enjoy the finer subtle aspects of life SCORPIO 23-Nov. Distant connections prove helpful in putting together new combinations. Dealing with corporate or governmental agencies yield exceptional results SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Now you can switch rearrange enlist wide-ranging support for programs not yet completely organized. Your own ideas are best. CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Proceed as if full co- operation will be while doing all you can to assure that it will be. Where you have too many irons in the pull back a few. AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Use this day for tidying up personal investigating thinking up another sideline for short-term quick payoff PISCES 19-March Creative approaches develop spontaneously all day and into the night. Keep as you'll not get many ideas beyond the talking stage soon Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb What causes a valve of the heart9 Just what is this and how does it affect an individual' -Are the lungs affected9 Is it a serious How should it be treated9 Bear Reader There are four main valves inside the heart that regulate the flow of blood A1J of these are made up of two or three flaphke structures You can think of them as curtains When the flaps close no blood can normally pass between them. When they open they let the blood flow through that part of the heart Sometimes the valve flaps are damaged or don't close completely In this case blood will leak through the valve when the flaps are supposed to be closed This is called a Damaged valves can be caused by many different things In young people the most common cause is Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS July 1974 The British royal family adopted the name Windsor 57 years ago today in 1917 giving up all German titles and the dynastic names of Saxe acquired through the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert King George V made the popular proclamation during the First World declaring his family should be known as the House and Family of Windsor. 1812 The British captured Mich 1841 The first issue of Punch appeared 1898 Spanish forces surrendered to the United States at Cuba 1926 The judicial committee of the privy council ruled that bootleggers were subject to income tax despite the fact that their business was illegal 1940 President Franklin Roosevelt was nominated to an unprecedented third term bv the Democrats rheumatic heart disease. When a person has a heart the control of the valve flaps can be affected so they don't fit together properly and cause a leaky valve even after the heart attack is over. If the heart enlarges as in heart the valve flaps may not meet properly and cause a leak What to do about the It really depends a lot on how bad the leak is. If it is a small one it won't affect the function ot the heart too much and may be left alone. If it is a large depending on which valve is involved and the patient's it may have to be replaced by heart surgery If the heart is not pumping effectively because of the leaky valve it can result in accumulating fluid in the lungs This is one of the things that can happen with heart failure This doesn't mean the heart stops but that the heart muscle is not strong enough to pump as much blood as if needs Medicine often helps this problem. By strengthening the heart the fluid is pumped out of the lungs and conditions return to near normal Send your questions to Or. in care of this P.O. Box 1551 Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on spastic send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. DESTROY BOOK LONDON Copies of Norma a book about one of Britain's best known are to be destroyed by agreement of the publishers Madame Dewi Sukarno won a court suit against Blond and Ltd after she said the book falsely declared her late President Sukarno of had intercourse with Miss central figure in a sex scandal last year m- volving a government minister The publishers agreed to destroy existing copies and amend future copies Edith had refused to marry him because he was too fat don't you go on a diet a friend. can't have your cote and ITS EXCITING WHEN YOU'VE WRITTEN SOMETMINS THAT YOU KNOU 15 600P.' SHORT MBS WONDER WHAT I'LL CO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. 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