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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunrfay, July 34, 1979 THI UTHMIDOI HttALD Ask Andy Emrgy crisis Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Angel Benwoy, 11, of Rensselaer, N.Y. for her question: What will happen whim we run out of petroleum? The so-called energy crisis refens to our dwindling supplies of petroleum. It should not surprise us. After all, we knew that the earth's supplies are limited, and we have squander- ed them at a great rate. Ob- viously we must change our extravagant use of petroleum in order to conserve what we have left. Obviously, our socie- ty must stave bard to develop otter energy sources to replace petroleum. The present petroleum pic- ture seems confused because experts describe it from differ- ent points of view. Geologists tell us that the earth has enough petroleum left to last us for many years, even at our estflavafant rate of consuming it. Oilmen say that the supplies from rich reservoirs near the surface are dwindling fast. The supplies included by geologists are at deep levels and in rocks that contain only small traces. The cost of drilling and ex- Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS July 20, 1973 A young Havana lawyer. Fidel Castro, led a group of revolutionaries in an attack on a fortress held by army and police supporters of Cu- ban dictator Fulgencio Ba- tista 20 years ago 1953. Many of the attackers, including Castro, were cap- tured and imprisoned. Cas- tro was released and dis- appeared, only to return in 1956 at the head of another group of revolutionaries which finally overthrew the Batista regime in 1959. nationalized the Suez Canal. Labor govern- ment under Clement Attlee declared elected in Britain. Vimy Memorial was unveiled by King Ed- ward vtn. 1856-Writer George Ber- nard Shaw was born. trading this petroleum very much higher. Conservationists are concern- ed about the many pollutants that result from our present methods of using petroleum as an energy fuel. However, anti- pollutant devices use up still more fuel. True, the picture is confusing. But obviously the time has come to conserve wf dwindling supplies while we plan to develop other of fuel energy. A few decades ago, many people pinned hopes on atomic energy. Now critics point out that, In proportion to toe power they yield, midear power plants are very costly to construct. Also, they pro- duce dangerous atomic wastes. What's more, nobody can guar- antee that nuclear plants are perfectly safe which should disqualify them absolutely. Another alternative is thermal power, which uses heat from the earth's crust to turn electric generators. Sev- eral safe, non-polluting geo- thermal plants are in opera- tion, and geologists estimate that the supply of this energy is almost unlimited. However, the locations are limited to a few regions where fairly recent volcanic heat is trapped near the surface of the earth's crust. In Europe, a mice structure gathers and concentrates the sun's radiant energy to gener- ate electric power. This is the same solar energy used to power our spacecraft. It creates no pollution, and the supply is unlimited. At present, we faced with the enormous problem of harnessing soter energy. Most of our present devices are small solar cells, developed by space scientists. Certainly it will take time and a great deal of money to develop solar ener- gy and possibly other suitable energy sources. And while we wait, each and every one Of us should be very stingy with tfoe gasoline. True, the survival of our pre- sent lavish society seems to depend on petroleum fuel. But it helps to know that all this developed id less than a cen- tury. Without a doubt, the folks of 2073 will have' abundant sources of cheap, non-polluting energy. Perhaps solar energy is the best. But it's up to our generation to explore sll possi- bilities and to hear the bur- den of developing them. questions asked by children at Herald readers sboott be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box HnatiEgtoa Beach. California 92616. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN JWX TrltaMt Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AJ6 <974 O A632 4K654Z WEST EAST AA83 AQ1075I OKQJ109 O 7 4108J SOUTH O854 The bidding: South West North Eait INT Pass 2 NT Past 3 NT Past Pan Pass Opening lead: King of o A careful study of the spot cards in his long suit would have revealed to declarer that be needed to execute a neat unblocking play to make his game. North-South reached three no trump in impeccable fashion. After his partner had opened the bidding with one no trump, North made an invitational raise on his 8 high card points. South, with an absolute maximum, was delighted to accept the invi- tation. West led the king of dia- ironds, immediately attack- ing the entry to dummy's suit. However, with nine cards in clubs, declarer seemed unconcerned. As a matter of formality, he ducked the first two rounds of diamonds and won the third. He cashed the and queen of clubs. West dis- carding the eight of spades. Declarer overtook the nine of clubs with the king, and then found to his dismay that he had to win the fourth club in his hand. There was no entry to dummy to enjoy his long club, and eight tricks proved to be the limit of the hand. Had clubs divided 2-2, de- clarer would have had no problem. However, be should have realized that tte club suit might be blocked art enlisted the aid of the de- fenders to free the suit The defenders bad no op- tion but to attack dummy's ace of diamonds, for that was the entry to the club suit All declarer had to da to assure the contract was to duck the third round of dia- monds as well! The defenders would ba left without resource. If West continues with a fourth round of diamonds, declarer wins in dummy and discards club from his band. Hav- ing eliminated the blocking card, he can now take five dub tricks. It would not avail the de- fenders to shift their attack. For example, if West plays a heart after taking three diamonds, declarer wins and cashes the act-queen of clubs. Dummy is entered with the kmg et dobs cad the ace of diamonds is cashed so that declarer eaa onbtock the seven of dabt, again freotaf dmnny's two Your horoscope By JIANI DIXON FRIDAY, JULY 27 Your birthday today: Con- frontation with limtlations te unavoidable year. Healthy responses now in- spiritual development and serenity untouched by worldly turmoil. Relation- ships are 19 to you, require constant attention. Today's natives are noted for pa- tience in putting together long stories. ARIES (March 21 April Definite information about fresh opportunity can be bad if you search. Your urge to move on is apt to be strong. TAURU8 (April 20 Mty Social attractions are abundant up loose ends before you go to them. Imagination soars. GEMINI (May 21 Jane Nothing works as it's supposed to: simplify. Be flexible with sche- dules; enjoy changes. CANCER (June 21 July Make room for pastimes, com- petitive games, sports. Travel plant can advance. Keep in communication with those at a distance. LEO (July 23 Aug. Bid for the top spot, in whatever line you are in. Big decisions come on, not to be put off much longer. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. You test the ties you have, coo-1 firm relationships which nave" grown quietly. Life seems com- plex today-but thoroughly joyable. LIBRA (Kept. 23 Oct. Try to bring your work to a halt either finished or in shape for an interruption. Your attention is needed on formed matters. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Confusing conditions come to resolution, leaving overdue changes still unmade. In the midst of business, take a mo- ment to be thankful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dee, What you do now deter- mines major future directions. Informal approaches are favor- ed, with less motion spent on superficialities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Press for an indirect reso- lution of any career question Expenses should be sensible, but somewhat higher than us- ual. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Resist temptations to drift can wind up many acti- vities with a little extra push. PISCES (Feb. March Cater to emotional needs as you make balancing choices be- tween family and teamwork. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) TUMiUWHDS-Sy Tun K. Ryan AS I HILPEGARP HAMHOCKER, YOU'RE GOWJA ILONDIfcVBy CMc Youn0 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Test tube babies aren't available Dear Dr. Lamb This a very hard question to ask. I have asked different peipte and they all say to ask you. I had to have an operation so I can't have children. My hus- band and I are very much in love and would give anything to have one. We have heard that you could go to a hospital up north and have a test tube baby. Is this true? If so, please let us know how to get the infor- mation. Dear Reader No, you won't be able to go anywhere and have a test tube baby. It is true that an early fertffiied egg lad early development has been produced within a test tube as a laboratory proce- dure. No one has, however, carried the test tube baby to normal maturity. Many scien- tists feel that the experiments shouldn't even be done. I sus- pect it will be though since most things which can be done eventually are done. Your baste problem Is that you would like to have a baby, which is quite understandable. You didn't elaborate on what kind of an operation you've had, but if you're talking about having had an operation on your tubes, sometimes this can be reversed so that a woman can become pregnant. To find out anything about this you would need to a good gyne- co'ogist, a specialist in women's problems. Of course, if you have had an operation because for health reasons, then this wouldn't be helpful for you. The next best thing would be adoption. Dear Dr. Lamb Recently you discussed in your column about the value of high protein food. About one year ago I discov- ered the value and importance of protein and now I am much better physically. I am in akter- ly man and now I find I can do more and harder work since I have switched to soybean cer- eals and wheat germ foods. I do not care for sweets of any kind cow because I really never get hungry like I did be- fore. There is one thing that irks me, other people tell me the dangers of eating high protein food. So, the question is, just how harmful is high protein food when used in generous por- tions? DEAR Reader You are probably doing a tot better than many other older people who shift their diet to eating large amounts of wcete and disre- gard the proper intake of pro- teins. There are an kinds of proteins and I prefer to see peo- ple get their protein from a var- iety of sources. This should in- clude lean meat, cereals, fish, poultry and fortified nonfat milk. There is no danger in eating too many proteins as long as you are not eating too many calories and getting over- weight. The only people who have a problem of this type- are those who have serious liver or kidney disease. U you like your soybean cereals and wheat germ foods there isn't any rea- son why you shouldn't eat them, and they probably are very good for you. I do hope how- ever, that you are getting some lean meat and some fortified skim milk in your diet. You need calcium. You'll get some in soybeans but it's hard for most .people to get sufficient calcium unless they are in- cluding an adequate amount of milk products such as fortified nonfat milk or uncreamed cot- tage cheese in sufficient quan- tities in their diet. JExcess amounts of proteins converted by the liver to carbohydrates. In tte process the nitrogen that makes the che- mical compound a protfin is simply stripped off and elimi- nated in the urine. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this paper, P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet 4m direr- ticnlosis, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Diverticnlosls" booklet Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER It was a promise, a hope when things were tough. And to thousands that AGAIN in this great Ross-Parker song of World War n must still mean something of prime value. Yes, prime! E ch letter stands for a dif- ferent digit What's that AGAIN? WE'LL MEET AGAIN Thanks for an idea to A. G. Bradbury, North Bay, Ontario. 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