Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE LETHBPIDGE HERALD Tuesday, July 31, 1973 Ask Andy Sea urchins Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merti Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Wally Hodge, age 11, of Belmont, N.C., for his question. What exactly are sea urchins? He belongs to the sea, and the term "urchin" refers to Ms prickles. Sometimes his re- mains wash up on a beach and all we see is a crusty hollow ball, adorned with neat rows of pits and buttons. His prickles have gone: so have the tough skin and the soft insides that belonged to the living sea ur- chin. All that remains is the limy skeleton he his prickly skin. wore under Most well-developed animals have a left and right side and four limbs of some kind. The sea urchin belongs to a group of five-sided animals. Ages ago the -world was youag. they separated from the main stream of animals and devel- oped their unusual body de- sign. his phylum of echino- derms, or spiny-skinned crea- Today in history By THE CANADIAN PRESS A British garrison at De- troit, besieged for three months by Indians, made a night attack on Ponbac's camp at Bloody Run 210 years ago and was repulsed, with heavy losses Although the siege" of Detroit fizzled out, Pontiac's uprising was a success, capturing eight of 12 British forts, and col- lapsed only when Britain and France made peace. Pontiac was assassinated in 1769. He seems to have been one of the few Indians both to recognize the menace of colonization to his race and able to organize tribes in retaliation. Security Council asked member-states to block Portugal's purchase of arms for use in maintain- ing rule over African colo- nies. rejected a German demand that she remain neutral in the event of a war with Russia and France. tures, includes the starfish, which is not a fish; the sea cucumber, which is not a vege- table; and the sea lily, which is not a flower. The 750 known species of sea urchins and sand dollars are echinoids of the class Echin- oidea. They are many colors and ranging from a couple of inches to more than a foot wide. But under each prickly round ball there is a body bas- ed on a five-sided design. This pattern can be traced on a sea urchin's skeleton. The rows of bumpy pits on the out- side of the crusty hollow ball are arranged like five orange sections. In the living sea ur- chin, the limy skeleton was clothed with a tough, muscular skin that was embedded with his small forest of prickly spikes The soft organs and systems of tubes inside his sperhical skeleton had the same five-sided design The living sea urchin pokes thin tubes through the tiny pits in his skeleton. They are call- ed tube feet, because he uses them for walking. But he also uses them as feelers and a'so as fingers to stuff morsels of food into his little round mouth. Naturally the main duty of the prickles is to discourage hungry enemies But when needed, his muscular skin moves them back and forth to help the tube feet when the sea urchin goes walking along the sandy sea floor The points of his five neat orange sections come together in the centre of what are nor- mally the upper and lower parts of his remarkable body. On the lower side, on which he normally walks, they center around the small round mouth, which is set with tough little teeth. five very Starfish and certain other echinoderms are meat-eaters, preying on clams and ojstars Th sea urchins eat scraps of decaying plants and animals. They are useful scavengers, be- cause they help to keep the sea clean. However, they also are very fond of fresh seaweed. In some parts of the world they are regarded as destructive pests, because they devour large helpings from the kelp beds. In these regions the kelp seaweed is harvested to make fertilizers and also food for hu- mans. Questions asKed by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Hnnticgion Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1973. CftictW Trltm North-South vulnerable. North deals. NORTH 4K42 S> A Q 10 J O A1052 WEST 496 S7962 J 10 7 5 SOUTH 4AQJ105 EAST A873 AQJ3 9 6 4 2 West Pass Pass OK6 The bidding: North East South 1 NT Pass 3 4 Pass 6 4 Pass Opening lead: Jack of 4 The lore of a finesse proves irresistible to most bridge so much so that they often ignore all other possibilities in favor of the finesse. Smith's success at his spade slam hinged on his ability to find an alterna- tive source of tricks. The auction was admira- bly direct and accurate. Aft- er North opened the bidding with one no trump, South jumped in spades. In view of his three trumps and raf- fing value in dobs. North raised to four spades. Sooth seeded no farther encour- agement to leap to slam. West ted the jack of dubs. end Trben dummy came down it was obvious that de- clarer had no worries ouU side of the heart suit At first glance, it seems that he will have to take tvo fines- ses in play that has a 75 per cent chance of holding the losers in the suit to one. A glance at the dia- gram will show that, as the cards lie, that line of play was doomed to failure. Before playing to the first trick, declarer took time out to survey his resources Aft- er a few moments, be ar- rived at the conclusion that dummy's ten of diamonds offered an extra chance. If either defender held the queen-jack of diamonds with only one other card, the ten could be set up for a dis- card. Accordingly, declarer won the club lead in dummy and drew trumps in three rounds, ending in his own hand. He then cashed the king and ace of diamonds, felling East's jack, and ruffed the five of diamonds. When this brought down the queen from East, dummy's ten of diamonds was set up for a heart discard. Declarer was now in a position to fi- nesse the queen of hearts for an overtrick, bat he had to be satisfied with making his slam. The extra chance offered by the diamond suit is not easy to spot Indeed, when this deal was played in a pair tourasment, Nortb- Sooth almost invariably down one at six LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Reader is losing sense of smell Dear Dr. Lamb I am a steady reader oi your column and have been helped from your advice and explanations of many ailments. Now I am writing to you for help in my own problem. I have slowly iost the sense of smell. It is so bad now I cannot smell even the strongest odors, except once in a long time I can sometimes faintly smell a very strong perfume. There isn't tny trouble in breathing, as my nose is nev- er blocked, also it's not sore. It doesn't bother me at all, ex- cept I cannot smell. The doc- tor told me that everything is all right and not to bother about it, but would not give me any treatment, or even advise me what I could do so I could smell. He simply laughed it off but I am worried as some- times it is really dangerous. As I cannot tell when some- thing is burning, or gas is es- caping from the stove unless someone comes in and smells it. I get sick sometimes, then no- tice the stove is turned on, but not lit, so the gas comes into the room. I five alone which makes it bard not to be able to smell these odors. Also smoke from burning food or something that's caught on fire doesn't bother me until I see it I feel that sense of smell in my case is important to me. Could there be anything done for this loss of smelling? P.S My taste is okay and also my hearing. Dear Reader The loss of smell certainly can be trou- blesome, even though in some instances it might have some advantages. Loss of smell may be associated with either a problem in the nose or from changes in the brain. All of our senses, including hearing, sight, smelling, taste or touch, must end up registering a signal in the brain before we are con- scious of the effect. If the cells in the brain are not functioning in some way it doesn't matter if the peripheral organ, for ex- ample the eye or nose, is work- ing normally or not. There is no way I could tell you what's causing your diffi- culty or whether it could be cured. There has been precious little work done on solving the problems of loss of smell. I have included your letter because it suggested a couple of practical points that I hadn't thought about. The person who lives alone and can't smell cer- tainly is in danger from gas, fire and other problems. Since you've already noticed that the stove is turned on sometimes i DOESNTWANTMS TOPLAV, MAYBE I SHOULDN'T.., I'l............. AW PEgl6NINgA NEB fOEBUW! TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan OUR ANCESTORS MIGRATE HERE FROM HOW? WHEN? rffiAflT OOTRE. Wffi BLONDIE-By Chic Young and not lit, this has to be con- sidered as a possible hazard Might I suggest you follow an old trick that the miners used to use and get yourself a couple I of pet canaries, If the pet ca-r naries become asphyxiated, it's time for you to do something. Canaries are particularly sen- sitive to lack of oxygen and might be of some help in your situation. You might also con- sider, if possible, eliminating gas appliances and using only electric appliances. This seems like a good idea for people who have loss of smell and particu- larly if they live alone. You could get an electronic gas-smoke detector. It has a loud buzzer alarm which goes off when gas or smoke accu- mulate. You should be able to get one from your local radio or electronics shop for about twenty dollars. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspa- per, P.O. Box 1351, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on spastic colon, send 50 cents to the same address and ask "Spastic Colon" booklet. Q IM GOIWS V, TO TAKE A LITTLE MAP DEAR WILL YOU PLEASE Cf WAKE ME IN V, MIMUTES 'IjlrYOUR TWEMTYMINUTES I'M SONNA HAVE TO LEACtM TO WAKE UP BY 731 BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Your birthday today: Ad- justment to newly discov- ered realities becomes the motif of this year's daily liv- ing Accepting people as thev are brings you greater satisfaction. Material affairs are less of a burden. To- day's natives are versatile, often interested in mystic se- crets of life and death. ARIES (March 21-Aprfl Your current success de- pends on sustaining tactful co-operation with your col- leagues. Keep in touch with distant friends. TAURUS (April 20-May Of course there is too much to do and too little time. Set some priorities early, get something started. GEMINI (May 21 Juafe Think reorganization, begin with what you control. Chances are you've got more than enough to do. CANCER (Jane 21 July The planet Saturn moves into the sign Cancer tonight, starting three years of char- acter-building challenge. LEO (July 23 Aug. This is a fine day to settle claims and collect debts. Quiet moves you make now count for much in the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Social opportunities are subtle, favorable. Long sought an- swers are received from un- likely sources. LIBRA (Sept 23 Oct This should be a pleasant day achievement. Waste no time. Find or give a party tonight SCORPIO (Oct 23 Nov. i Bring friends along on any ex- pedition mainly for fun rather than any material considera- tion. If you must work, get done quickly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dfe. Competition, distraction is par for the coarse. Allow for travel delays, gaps in the co-operation you'd normally expect. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Friends and family are a couple of jumps ahead of you find out what they have concluded, catch up. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Decisions are to be reach- ed now: bring together all the loose ends you can, reconcile differences among friends. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Creative activities are favored. AH forms of relationships are open to pleasant developments. Invite celebration. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a particu- lar but different digit. It's quite easy. Start by not- ing the connection between the values of the letters D and A here. Then get your BAND. (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: per hour for Joe. MOW CAN YOU OUT EN YOU SINCE TriE OLD FOSSIL MEARP YOU CS Trie INTERCOM U'l ABNER-By Al Capp -------------x WHAT IS YOUR. x GUT REACTION] -AN'AH HAIWTKIWMN7? 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