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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 UTHBR1DOE HMALO Monday, 4, IfTS Ask Andy Seedless trees Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Kelly Day, age 13, of Scarboro, Maine, for his question: Can a tree grow from a seed- Jess orange? If you plant a seedless orange, it cannot sprout a root or a shoot. It is attacked by bacteria and other micro-or- ganisms, by mites and various small dwellers in the soil. It soon becomes a pulpy mush and as it continues to decay, its complex molecules are broken apart into usable nutrients to feed other plants. However, there are various methods for duplicating plants without de- pending on seeds. Growers of seedless oranges use the graft- ins method. We are told that our future food supplies depend en how well we larn to work with the methods of nature. This same idea brings a bonus. We can improve on nature's best and even produce entirely new plants. One of these sophisti- cated results is the seedless orange. Usually it is a late season Valencia orange. And it may be called seedless, even though a few of these big, extra-meaty fruits do have a few seeds. All our fragrant, flavorsome oranges, of course, were de- veloped from wild types. Wild orange trees tend to bear stin- gy little fruits, often sour and stringy. But they have two ad- vantages. They can cope wizh the rigors of soil, climate and many diseases. And their stin- gy little fruits contain seeds. When they fall or get carried far afield by birds, some of the seed sprout and becomes more wild orange trees. Orange growers do not de- pend on seeds to grow the trees they want. Each fancy orchard tree is a grafted union of two trees, each with special qualities. The root, called the rootstock, comes from a sturdy wild or half wild tree, able to withstand hardship and resist common citrus diseases. The trunk and branches grow from a twig, or scion, taken from a tree that bears seedless or other superior oranges. There are several ways to graft the rcotstock and scion. But all of them depend on the slim layer of cambium under the bark of a woody trunk or twig. Cambium cells are multipliers that produce layers of new growth for the bark and for the wood. When the cambium of the scion and rootstock are held in contact, they grow together and form a union. This is grafting. The secret is to place the two cambium lay- ers in close contact, tie them securely and seal up the sur- gery. The rootstock for a seed- less orange may be a young bit- ter orange or a rough lemon, a sturdy lime or a wild sweet orange. Its sapling trunk is cut to a stump and some of the bark is cut and pee'ed to ex- pose the cambium. The scion twig or twigs are from a sel- ect tree bearing seedless oran- ges. The grafting grows togeth- er and in time, the sturdy rootstock supports the seedless orange treetop. It is possible to get some re- sults from an orange pip, even from the rare one we may fmd inside a seedless orange. With a lot of pampering, in suitable soil and warm sunny air, the seed may sprout. Its slow grow- ing twigs may grow handsome glossy orange leaves. In time it may bear a few IraDgrant blossoms that just might form stingy little fruits like tihoss that grow on the wild ances- tors of the rootstock. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should bp mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Bos 765. Hnntington Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. Your horoscope JIANI DIXON TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Your birthday today: What seems an overconfident, ex- pansive dream can become reality this year with work and prayer. What you do tends to bring more reaction than normal. Today's natives have lively may follow varied vocations. ARIES (March 21-April Today's ventures should be de- signed for long-term success. Familiar contacts deepen into more meaningful relationships. TAURUS (April 20-Miy Domestic concerns can be set- tled with sensible, simple changes. Home arrangements needn't stay on the same sched- ule. GEMINI (May 21-JuMe Make this day a vacation from your usual daily living, if only in spirit. A token of your feel- ings means much to loved ones. CANCER (June 21-July Speak up, claim your own today. Together with others of like mind you can overcome limitations of local conditions. LEO (July 23-Aug. The way is open before you. Ex- press yourself firmly, proceed vigorously. Others will follow, a few will copy. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN as 1973, Tne Chicago Tribune BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. As South, vulnerable, the dealer, you hold: A9S642 OAI042 AAJ What is your opening bid? Pass. While this hand os- tensibly contains 13 points, enough for an optional opening. flaws are present in the form ef the unguarded queen of hearts the see-jack doubleton in elubt There is the further con- alteration that no convenient rebid will be available if partner responds with two hearts ovtr a tint spade opening. Q. 2 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: OKQJ432 Your partner opens with two no trump. What is your response? Four clubs. This is the at holding that tails for uie of the Gerber convention. All your problems can be solved by ascer- taining the number of partner's aces. If he responds with four diamonds, showing aU four, you can confidently bid seven no trump and be prepared to spread >our hand after the lead. Q. Both "vulnerable, as South you hold: 4k73 97AQ642 OAQ1097 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East J s South you hold: AAKQJ6 OAJ97 At The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 2 A 2 NT 3 Jr What do you bid now? forcing pass is Indicated this point Your opening two) bid was slightly shaded. Partner should be given the opportunity to double three clubs If he finds It to be to his taste. Further- more, he might be to 614 three no trump which could con. celvably be the only safe game contract In any event partner Is obliged to act. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 4.11064 V3 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pats Pass 1 V Dble. What do you bid now? this mediocre hand recommend no action whatsoever. It ii good policy to make U easy for the opponents to take thia proposition off your hands. fear that one heart doubled would be left in is unfounded. It rarely happens and then you mutt presume that partner can take care of himself. VIRGO (Aug. !3-Sept. Rather than coaxing others into your affairs, simply tend them quietly. Get details clear- ly established. _ opwd swHt-! TUMiUWIIPS-By Tom K. Ryan ly; hopefully you're prepared. Don't hesitate to be cocwpiduus today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Satisfaction and awareness of what's happening don't arrive until some later time when con- ditions settle a bit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dee. Go into details; you could overlook one which changes the whole picture. Postpone travel except for fact-finding trips. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. All is not profitable that sounds as if it is. Above-board transactions with witnesses ate preferred. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. It's time for learning com- plex and elusive arts, listening rather than offering advice. Co- operate with young people. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Home and family affairs con- tinue to conflict with career demands. Find extra time by I starting early. 1973, The Chicago Tribune Chic Young DASWOOD, WHAT MAKES A 7 HELICOPTER GO UP LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Low blood sugar problems aired tear Dr. Lamb Your ser- ies on low blood sugar was great. Your suggestion about adding roughage to the meals was unknown to me but seems to be a real help. Sometime when you're dis- cussing it I wish you would con- sider the fact that some of these people with low blood sugar have a genuine intoler- ance for certain protein foods especially. Not all but some. Do you find this to be true and is it related to the general pic- ture or just a second compli- cating condition that one sees at times with the hypoglyce- mia? The intolerances are us- ually multiple and include milk, cereals, legumes, etc. Dear Reader I.receive a number of good letters from doctors, such as yourself. They contain important public infor- mation. I hope to include such information from other doctors when possible. It's certainly true that some of the people who suffer from low blood sugar attacks do not tolerate other foods well. Many of these people have multiple problems in absorption from the digestive tract. This can affect milk tolerance, particularly if they have trouble splitting and absorbing the double milk sugar lactose. It might be dif- ficult to establish that this was due to the proteins in some of the foods or whether they were associated with other elements that are common in certain protein foods such as the milk sugar in milk. It is also true that some people don't toler- ate soybean and soybean prod- ucts well and find them to be gas formers. Some individuals who have low blood Sugar also have stom- ach acidity with their attacks and generalized digestive com- plaints. As an initial approach, eliminating sweets, and in se- vere cases eliminating milk and cereals (both of which are Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Ann paused at the door. "Did the cashier give you the right change? You gave her two dol- lars." "Sure, but I don't know what you Brian replied. "To get double that change our bill would have been only a third what it was." What was the amount of their check? (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: The num- ber was 16127. r WONDER IF TMAT'S REALLV WHAT MAKES THEM GO UP _ BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker some times troublesome in terms of absorption and diges- tion) and sticking to lean meats, poultry, fish, and natural vege- tables with plenty of roughage is helpful. After the problem has been controlled, by indivi- dual experimentation one can find what foods are best tol- erated. Some individuals who do not tolerate cereals may have some intolerance to the gluten protein common in all cereals except rice and corn. tf K Dear Dr. Lamb I'm a 16- year-old female and have syphilis. I'm having treatment, and also started work at a V.D. clinic. The reason I'm j writing is because there are hundreds of people who have V.D. and don't know it. I would like to say if you think you might have V.D. go to your doctor, or better, go to a V.D. clinic, there are a lot of them. Venereal disease doesn't just get teens. V.D. doesn't play favorites. V.D. can infect at any age. The youngest person in our clinic ,vas 11 and the oldest was 53. I read an article about an 80-year-old man who got syphilis. If you're over 30 don't think you can't get V.D., because you can. Please print this letter be- cause I want everybody to know about this disease. Dear Reader Thank you for trying to help other people. You're absolutely right. V.D. does not play favorites in terms of age, religion, sex, race, wealth or social position. Hav- ing intimate relations with oth- ers, regardless of their social standing or other aspects, raises the possibility of vener-_ eal disease, unless both part-i ners are free of disease and are not engaging in activities with anyone else. I also agree with your recommendation that any- one who has any reason to think they might have venereal di- sease should seek an examina- tion from a V.D. clinic or through the county or cityi health office. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on dlver- ticulosis, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Divcrticulosis" booklet. I'VE PUTTING CM SO MUCH WEISrlT LATELY T. CANT 111 ABNER-By Al Capp THEM WEST SLOPPERS MCCDS STIMOOLAT1N'. THEY DOMT WORK IS WHV THE.V GOT WO WE. GOTTA PROTEST TH'CLOSlrJ' O'TH1 W.A.S.TE. OFFICE IM MEAWS WARM-HEARTED AUTHORITY KHOWS WHAT WITH YOUR TH' ECOWOMY.r ARCHIE-By Bob Montana THEIR FUGHT IS SO PURE AND READING A BOOK... HI.BETTrn ABOUT A WHAT'RE I Y> DOING? NO...! KINCA DIG THE STEWARDESSES.' HI AMD lOIS-Py Dik WHAT ARE M3U WATCHIN6? FJJP W1LSC3N BOB NEWHART? SEEK DRUG CRACKDOWN. PARIS (Reuter) The French opposition Socialist party and its left-wing Radical party ally tabled a draft bill Friday in the National Assem- bly providing for the death pen- alty for drug traffickers. They said in a statement that drug pedlears often resume their trade when released from prison. SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Ntal HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Oik BUGS BUNNY IFTHKC'SSOMB IN M3UK MINP AS TO WHKTH6R PON'T ;