Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 _ THt UTHBRIDOt HERMB Monday, 19, 1W2 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE D1XON TUESDAY, JUNE 20 Your Birthday Today: Your path is clearly marked o n many issues, both by your past choices and by the straightforward pattern of your personal environment. Maturing changes you, lead you out of some relationshps, past the need for some pos- sessions. Today's natives are more determined than most Gcmiiu'ans, good at following examples, improving on an- other's style. AKIES (March 21-April The news is told again and again. thin. Pick up the pieces for1 somebody in need, offer reas- surance. TAURUS (April 20-May Take responsibility for what you do, following no advice against your subconscious per- ception. There can be no ex- cuse for passing the buck. GEMINI (May 21-Jime II you have it in writing, use it. If not, do what you can, avoid new obligations. Spend time with loved ones, listen for mes- sages beyond spoken words. CANCER (June 21-July Afternoon plans are subject to langse. Be clam while people econslder opinions may be mfavorable. LEO (July 23-Aug. Now the time to hold your own, atlier than go adventuring. Yell-meaning people may be crsuasivo in urging t r e s h pending. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. The sensible tiling under today's tress is the minimum that will uffice. Creature comforts are mphasized. Let inlu'bitions go. LIBRA (Sent. 23-Oct. There is an obstacle in IS lulu dgaui Your patience w e a r a I displacement, be ready tor Different system Andy sends a complete 20- voluma set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Duane Schott, age 11, of Wichita, Kansas, for his question: Do ferns have flowers? Most flowers produce seeds for the next generation of plants. The ferns have a very different system for handing ou life to the next generation. They have no flowers because they do not need them. Besides, they arrived on earth long ages be- fon .the plant world invented flowers. The flowers grew more and more lovely, but the ferns never followed I he fashion. Af- ter all, their feathery fronds also were lovely and their old method of multiplying already had proved successful through millions of years. Our beauteous earth has more than different plants to clothe it-self in fresh, green mantles. More than half of I hem bear flowers to add color- ed embroideries to the green- ery. The ferns add no flowers, but their feathery green fronds add some of the prettiest frills and fringes, tassels and laces. There are about differ- ent fern species and if they were tinted with rainbow colors we might forget to notice the glamorous flowers. Some ferns grow on moun- tainous slopes that are as high as two or three miles and few brave ones grow within the Arctic Circle. Some are small enough to hide themselves in carpets o'. moss. Others are 40 feet tree ferns with woody trunks. They grow on warm Pacific Islands and look like stately palms topped with dainty parasols of green plumes. Others are air ferns, growing high in jungle boughs. They absorb their moisture from the air and take their food from dusty debris in the rough bark. But most ferns live quietly in moist, shady woods. Their eafy fronds grow about one or wo feet high. The young .eaves start as thick stems vith gracefully coiled tops. As they grow, they uncoil a J spread .open their lacy green designs. Some ferns sprout .heir fronds in leafy rosettes others sprout new leaves from lorizontal stems lying on or just under the ground. All o .heir leafy fronds can start the complicated process of fern reproduction. This happens when sppn cases form on the underside of the leaves, like rows brownish pimples. The ripe cases burst, scattering the tin; spores. When a lucky spore falls on a suitable moist spot t develops into a plant shapec like a miniature green heart It looks nothing like its ferny parent and never will. So w call it a first generation fern Its job is to develop male anc female cells. When these eggs are fertilized, they produce sec ond generation plants tha become what we know as ferns This method of reproduction is called "alternating genera tions" because it develop through two very differen plant types. It seems muc more complicated than th seed method used by flowerin plants. Nevertheless, it has much longer record of success More than 200 million year ago, when ferns crowded th carboniferous coal forests, was the most advanced foi of plant reproduction in th world. questions astea cnTIdion of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beacii California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) GOREN ON BRIDGE diamonds. While are not enthusiastic about Jump. Ing In this kind of suit, no al. rer can stop the spades, a Q. I Neither rlav -lor nine tricks at no trump South you nold: Q. vulnerable. as South you hold: 497 O12 4AKQ10S42 The bidding has proceeded: it Pan Pus B? CHARLES ft. GOREN re lin: tt CaUaw TKMnl BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS S5KQ985 OAQJMJ S The bidding has proceeded: Couth West North Eitt 1 6 Pass 2 a Put 3 0 Fui What do you bid now? 'North hearts. This definitely up as a slam, but In order to Investigate tha full at she combined holdings we lug- jrest a rebld In hearU lo clarify cur distribution to partner. Ha> will know that we have aU dla. tnonds and five hearts. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AS: O6 more thin one jpade loter, six contract win be a ble undertaking. Q. South., vulnerable, you hold: 4AQ97J 'JAKSZ OAQJ 4J The bidding has proceeded: South V.'cst North East. 4 Tiss Pass 1 NT TJble, 4 Pasi Fast What rlo yon bid now? r While It 15 cleap (hat partner hat very little If anything In Ihe way of high cardi, he might have a modicum or distributional even to produce a game. In any event, your hand ts too rich In high cards and support for all unhid aujts lo sell out lo cheaply. Q. 4-East-West vulnerable, us SouUi you hold: 4752 OAJKUS 4A I The bidding has proceeded: West Nor1 Easl South Pass 1 Jt Pass I O Pass 1 Pass .Wbat do von bid now? Q. 7 Neither vulnerable, es South you hold: 4K19 WAKJ9J OJ4 4865 J The Bidding has proceeded: South West North Easl 1 2 2 Pan 2 4 3 4 Pass 3 0 Pass T What you lid now? spades. Partner I) oh- wlouily flshinc for bit! things and he doing H ID face of our minimum menls. Because we have beesa> forward move la In order.