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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta teturdar, July 1972 THt UTHMIDGI HMAID YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DiXON SUNDAY, JULY 30 Your Birthday Today: This Is the year of maturing skills and personal powers Sm con- structive use of resources. You can sell just about any- thing. All forms of relations promise vivid adventure, sud- den changes. Today's natives are ardent partisans of ideas, can generally take care of themselves ia conflict or competition. ARIES (March 21 April Arrive bright and early for pour share of community ob- lervances this week-end. Make the rounds to renew acquain- tance in your own bailiwick. TAURUS (April 20 May 20) Concentrating on home affairs and nearby matters of person- al Interest Is likely (he best course to follow this quiet Sun- day. GEMINI (May 21 June Reach out for wider social con- tact, freshness in old friend- ships. Bring only a selected few long-time associates into any new situations. CANCER (June 21 July For once luck and coincidence seem to be with you. Make the most of a chance to get co- operation In abating a long- term, minor difficulty. LEO (July 23 Aug. Dis- tant people may be more im- portant in the long run than Amoeba Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Suzette Tracy, age 15, of Lansing, Michigan, for her question: How does an amoeba move? The single celled protozoa are miraculous midgets and one of the most amazing is the amoeba. He has no front or rear end and no left or right Bide. He has no permanent feet or legs, no wings or fins. Yet he manages to move around and keep going most of the time. True, he does not move very fast. But he can set forth, change course and proceed In any direction. The locomotion of the tiny amoeba rates high the outstanding wonders of nature. The microscope reveals that this shapeless blob of jelly is a single living cell. The cell Is governed by a small nucleus, at some point within the mass of watery protoplasm. The en- tire blob Is encased in a thin cell membrane, through which (elected chemicals diffuse to and from the busy protoplasm. We could compare the am- oeba's shapeless cell to a pli- ble polyethelene bag, partly filled with water. He makes good use of this pliable quality to move from place to place. In fact, the hungry little hunter rarely, if ever, pauses in his pursuit of food. He travels by stretching a piece of himself in his chosen direction and the rest of his single cell flows along from behind. The outstretched finger is called a pseudopod, meaning "false foot" perhaps because It is not permanent. Other pseudopods are Extended to help him on his way. When this or that job is done, they merge back Into his shapeless mass. The first step begins when a portion of the membrane stretches forth, which can hap- pen at any point around the cell. Jelly like protoplasm then flows into the extended membrane. A single pseudopod may stretch to hold all the cell's protoplasm. But as a rule, the amoeba puts forth two or more faSse feet and as they fill with protoplasm the entire cell Is drawn toward a certain direc- tion. In mid stride, so to speak, the microscopic creature may take off on another track. Other pseudopods are extended to- ward a different direction. As they fill with protoplasm, the first ones shrink back and be- come part of the cell mass again. Since these false feet can be extended from any part of the cell wall, there is no limit to the routes he can take. As he goes, usually only the dps of his false feet touch the ground and the rest of his cell body Is supported by the sur- rounding water. The amoeba could not travel without his pseudopods and most likely he could not eat either. For they serve also as nets to capture scraps of food and as mouths to engulf them. When he senses Black, sev- eral pseudopods flow around and enclose it. The food is en- folded within the cell. When the nourishment Is digested, the waste scraps are pushed out through the cell membrane. Meantime, the pseudopods have engulfed several more small snacks. Questions assefl toy CMIdien of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 763, Huntlngton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) some of those near you and getting Into your activities this Sunday. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Whatever you take Initiative to do or to change is to your credit or blame, as the case may be. Creative projects have great meaning. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Listening can be Oct. a greater pleasure than leading the dis- cussion. Be a willful wallflower for once and learn an unexpect- ed truth. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Stretch out to be yourself and share the pleasures of your life with those who can recip- rocate. Hobbies add to your re- sources. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec, Your physical energy de- mands a special outlet this Sun- day. Organize competitive sports or games, share some exercise-producing pastime. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Social contact promises good experience, future co- operation. Seek deeper under- standing between yourself and those you care about. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Movement, whether it be actual travel or a symbolic shift of viewpoint, brings re- wards, progress. Moderate hab- its should prevail. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Your prospects improve with fresh information, wider social encounters. Gather good friends for a party, leisurely enjoyment. MONDAY, JULY 31 Your birthday today: The big surprise this year is how strongly your salesmanship talents broaden, Include all sorts of people and enough excitement to distract you from your main goals some of the time. Today's natives are genTous and fond of travel for business. ARIES (March 21-ApriI In the midst of this productive day someone balks and it's up to you to get things smoothed out without delay or lasting dissension. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) i Extra effort is needed fairly early, as there isn't any easy path around today's obstacles. Constructive changes made now are premanent. GEMINI (May 21-June What strikes you as funny may not seem so to others. Formal- ity and self restraint bridge the stresses nicely BO that much can be achieved. ..CANCER (June 21-JuIy You appear to be in the middle of conflicting interests. Making it a busy day erases some con- cern. Leave some matters for tomorrow. LEO (July 23 Aug. Im- patience Is normal, but can be channeled into a long needed corrective move. Settling and signing issues can wait for an- other day. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Move hastily and you may find you've upstaged your self. Whatever looks simple isn't, so take a second look at too- smooth activities. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Find a tactful way to divert at- tention from your plans. There are times when people are con- trary simply for sake of being so. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Misunderstanding is averted by diplomacy. Events h a p p en quickly, sweep you and your friends off normal course for a moment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Strong opinions crop up on all sides and it's easy to get involved In controversy. Tak- ing the easy way out of respon- sibilities creates difficulties. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Friends are with you all the way, though your local sit- uation gets in the way of broad advancement. Try for greater range of expression. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Explaining things only them more so let well enough alone. Take differences into account and settle on new plans. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Staying on the path you've laid out may seem illogical, but try it for just a little longer. Money causes much discussion. (1972: By The Chicago Tribune) TV now going all out to entertain viewers By JERRY BUCK HOLLYWOOD (AP) After a fling with relevant themes and a flirtation with law-and-or- der shows, television is going all out this fall for entertainment. Don't look for many messages on the tube in the fall. Among the new shows, it's mostly com- edy and adventure. NBC's Search called Probe is formerly about a globe trotting special agent hooked up electronically via satellite to a computer. ABC's Delphi Bureau pits a Two U.S. teenagers teeter way to seesaw championship TACOMA, Wash. (AP) Two teen-agers from Dupont, Wash., have teetered their way to a world seesaw record of 132 consecutive hours with only a slight modification of their equipment eo route to the feat. About half way through their ordeal, they added pil- lows to their seesaw seats. The old record of 130 hours was broken by Mike Smith, 13, and Rodney Pierce, 15, Wednesday night. The two had planned to quit their marathon at 10 p.m. PDT, but continued to the witching hour to make sure they hadn't done it all for nothing. "They blew the fire siren off at 12 said Dupont Mayor John G. lafrati. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN i fe mi: fir Thi Chiciia WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ South vulnerable, you hold: 41065 The bidding has proceeded: (Vert North East South 1 A Dole. What do you bid?