Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD Tusjday, 57, 1972 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 Your Birthday Today: Fol- lowing a period of experiment and search, you settle to a busy and many-sided mixture of career, social, and personal Interesls. Your skills find a belter market. Keep ahead of fast-breaking developments. Today's natives have lively imaginations, ability In ad- vertising or promotion. ARIES (march 21-April Either you get right to the point and act on it or you waste the day in circular debates. After- noon hours straighten out. TAURUS (April 20-May There may be an extra reason for obstinate behavior. Think about your own reluctance, A pause in the morning hurts noth- ing, may help later. GEMINI (May Zl-June Yon really need advice and con- sent of all teammates. Ask questions, listen, let them re- solve their doubts In the telling. CANCER (June 21-July Try to remember that nuisances are temporary, particulary if you can avoid making issues of them. Some resistance Is inevi- table. LEO (July 23-Aug. Save your pride by evading a direct confrontation. Even where you are right, it doesn't help to compete openly at the present. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. fly, some of them harsh. ou'U be well off in realizing hey're outside your proper ex- eriencc, and disregarding per- onalilies. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. 'here are puzzles to solve this Homing, and you may be dis- racted in your work until you et things clear. Celebrate in 10 evening. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Vavel, quick deals arc not spe- ially favored, traditional rou- jne is, in contrast to usual modern conditions. Find time or study. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Reserve judgment on what ou hear, and keep agreements entalive. When you know the LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Eat eggshells for calcium? Dear Dr. Lamb On a tele- vision show they demonstrated how eggshells could be pulver- ized in liquid drinks in a blend- er. I haven't tried it yet, but wondered about the possibility of cholesterol in the eggshells. I am glad to hear about the calcium. I hadn't thought of that and I could use more as I seem to have difficulty in getting enough milk into me. We use nonfat milk and oc- casionally buttermilk acd have tried to cut down our cholester- ol intake in other ways. Dear Reader No, there is no cholesterol in the eggshells and if you like the particular drinks described I can't see any harm in using them to pro- vide a source of calciuyi. Also, there is no cholesterol in egg white and it is an excellent source of protein for cooking. I strongly support the use of egg whites in the diet as a good, cheap source of protein. It is only the egg yolk that people are concerned about Li terms of either cholesterol or fat con- tent. If you want to cut down on the cholesterol intake you can use a lot of recipes that call for a whole egg by modify- ing them and using two egg whites rather than one whole egg. I thoroughly approve of your using nonfat milk powder for cooking and other nonfat milk products. Although it is true that milk has some cholesterol it is cot a high cholesterol food. The big concern about whole milk is the relatively large amount of saturated fat it con- tains. Saturated fat seems to stimulate thp body to produce cholesterol in the body itself which in turn leads to the for- mation of fatty deposits in the arteries. You should be just as concerned about saturated fats rom other sources besides milk. I was quite shocked recently to hear one of our self-appointed poobahs of nutrition ex- gaining on a national TV show .hat skim milk was harmfu Because you need the milk fa1 :o absorb vitamin A from the digestive tract. That theory is World War I vin'age. Anyone who knows anything about nu Irition knows that there are so many other sources of fat in the diet besides milk that it fc almost impossible to have a fa1 free diet that would prevent ab- sorption of Vitamin A. I am particularly pleased however, at the great strides that large segments of the dair, industry have made in proviV ing useful low fat or nonfa milk products such as the ex cellent nonfat dry milk pcra ders that are available, the iir creamed cottage cheese or fat cottage cheeses and the 1 fat milk or some of the fortifier, skim milk products. The fort fied skim milk products really quite tasty. entire story you will under- stand, a CAPRICORN (Dec. 2 Jan. Any squabble today bears the seeds of possible final quar- rels, so keep the peace. You can have tho better conditions if you want. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Be suro It's not the beam in your own eye instead of the mote in the other fellow's be- fore you start. Teclmical ad- vice is favored. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mnrch The line shades of meaning make the difference. Remarks are taken seriously, even when you're just rambling along or joking. (1972; By The Chicago Tribune) Snakes don't spit Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Benja- min Thomas, age 11, of Shrcveport, Louisiana, for his question: [s that foamy stuff on leaves really snake spit? In early summer, these gobs of frothy foam appear on leafy :wigs from coast to coast. Since most people are mystified by :hem, finding a suitable name became a guessing game. They are called frog spit or toad spit, spittlebug or snake spit. However, only one of these common names suits the facts. Those frothy gobs are not pro- duced by frogs or toads and certainly snakes do not spit in the greenery. The mysterious stuff is pro- duced by an amazing insect called the spittlebug. You can prove this by separating the frothy mass. If it is still in use it serves as a blanket of foamy bubbles around a spiltlebug larva. The immature nymph looks somewhat like a pale green goblin with two big rounc black eyes. Until you disturbed his cozy bubble bath, both end GOREN ON BRIDGE Bridge results Lelhfrldge Duplicate Bridge Club Ladles Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. Juna 21 1. E. Turner and I. Shaw, 2. F. Mc- Donald and L. Smith, 3. D, Chanstoo and M. Heiniti. Hamilton Wed. Evening D.B.C. 21 N.S. t. B. C. Evans and O. B. Bent- sen, 2. Mr. and Mrs. D. Lnwenberg, 3. Mr. and Mrs. N. Jurkovich. E.W. 1. George Roterls-and Charles Roter-ls, 2. D. E. Michaells and W. 7umsteln, 3. J. Blert and R. J. Thlelen. Novice Garni I. N. and J. parrott, 2, A. Potter and I. Marelnko, 3 and a lied Mr. and Mrs. G. Price with Mr. and Mrs. E. Ward. Thursday Night D.B.C. June 22 M.S. 1. E. Turner and L. Smith, 2. C. Sudeifcat and B. Jurkovfch, 3. N. Patson and B. Nlisson. ET.W. t. E. Manders and I. Shaw, 7. D. E. Miehaells and W. Zumsletn, 3. Wayne Winter and G. Santa. Friday Nignt D.B.C. June 23 N.S. 1. Bob Marshall and C. Sudel kat. 2. D. Mlrcn and R. Spackman, 3. 1. Johnson ar.d H. Fcss. e.ll. I. A. Roberts and E. Langfofd, 2. R. J. Thfelen and w. J. Eilert, 3. W. Zumsteln and Wayne Winter, Unit Game June 35 N.S. 1. tt.r. and ttos. D. Lowenberg, 2. M. R. Mrazek and I. Shaw. 3. O. B. Bentsen and L. Smilrt. E. W. 1. Wiirna Winter and Wayne Winter, 2. Charles Roberts and George Roterts, 3. Gerald Perry and S. Hag. gins. Get wishes to t.ee Frandsen and Harrier Nlisson our hospital pa- tient players. Hope to see you back seen. Congratulations to Thursday nigh D.B.C. President Gerald Perry a n r. Mrs. Perry (both bridge players) on the safe arrival ct a son, June 22. New prayers this week S. Hagglns Visiting us Bob Calgary, tlctt Novice Game is Juna 28. See you all mere last Novice game 01 the spring season. Diplomas absurd ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Ron aid Gross, a professor of edu cation at New York Univer sity, says diplomas are "iniqui tous, fraudulent and absurd." diploma system is monstrous and wicked w a of distributing advantages tc those who already enjoy them Too many smart and cap able people don't have them and too many fools Gros told the 22nd annual Interna tional Design Conference her this week. BY CHARLES H. GOREN It lint BV nw TrtoM] East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTn A 10 9 84 VQ985 O7 4.9832 WEST EAST OJ4 OAQ10S43! OKJ6 4KJ54 SOUTH 4 AQJ7I5 S7AK1073 O 98 VoI4 The bidding! Booth West Nsrtl V SO Fill 6 0 t V Pan 5 V Pill 3NT fill Pan Allho a contract of six spades by North and South is Impregnable, we are sot inclined to find fault with the final decision to play hearts. We feel that the ulti- mate credit on the deal re- verts to West for s highly imaginative and yet logically contrived opening lead that assured a small profit for )us side on the deal. Observe that had, he been permitted to play the hand at six dia- monds, North must lead a heart or else West would have emerged with It tricks on the deal. South opened with one spade and West overcalled with two diamonds. North lacked the values to make a free bid and who had enough to ope it the bidding himself including a fit for partner's suit and a stopper in spades, chose to try the shorter road to game by, Jumping directly to three no trump. South was reluctant to de- fend on the deal inasmuch there was a good chance for his side to score offen- sively M North held a fit for either major suit CO be bid four hearts, Now it was Watt's ism. He reasoned that partner's Jump was based at least in part on values in the minors end with a highly unbal- anced holding, consisting of 31 cards In diamonds and clubs, West felt that It was merely taking out Insurance on his part to tarry on to five diamonds, Altho North held a virtual yarborough, his holding in spades and hearts indicated that a sacrifice was In order Md, la the exDectaUon tbrt the price would not be ex- pensive, he bid five hearts.. This call was passed back to West and inasmuch as East had failed to double the op- ponents, it became clear to West that his partner's val- ues were concentrated in dia- monds and clubs rather than the majors. He accordingly persisted to six diamonds. When both North sad East passed, it became Soulh's turn to make a decision. Al- tho there was a chance that the opposition might be off two tricks, West's willing- ness to carry on to the six level at imfavorable vulnera- bility conditions, Indicated that a substantial defensive profit was not in the offing. On the theory thai there was more to be gained than lost by going on, South bid six that any loss he might suffer would be minimal. East's double closed the auction. Had West proceeded in the normal manner by cashing the ace of diamonds first, there would be no story to tell, for when South gains 4he lead at trick two, he has only to draw trumps and then take a successful fi- nesse against East's king of spades, in order to run off with 12 tricks. West reasoned that in a highly competitive auction against a two suiter, desper- ate measures might well be in order. Inasmuch as he was void in spades, there was no doubt in iiis mind that if partner could be put in the lead at the opening gun, a spade return would set the contract. There was a temptation to lead a dub in the hope that East held the ace, but even U that gambit proved successful, there might be come doubt on the latter's part as to tha winning procedure at trick two. West decided to proceed en his original assumption that partner titled both ml- Tors and, in order to alert East to the specific defen- Eive measures required, West chose to underlead the ace of diamonds at the open- ing gun. East pet up tha king and bis surprise at win- ning the first trick only served to alert him to the fact that his partner was in- dicating that some very un- usual return was required. He prompt'y led back the deuce of spades and West ruffed to score the. A 6KeATTfTLe fOR AW NEW "THINGS iVe LEARNED AFTER IT TUMBLEWEEDS-Bv Tom K. Ryan 'HDSPANP HUNTERS'HANPgQOK' xv Your romance headed for the locks, Bride? neglecting him. Ainan. needs to fell WANTED. yoti want I'PLIKETO TAKE OUT A n WANT API BLONDIE-By Chic Young his body were very busy. His head end was busy feed- l, his tail end was busy ishing up his foamy bubbles. IE spittlebug dines on planl p. Attached to the front ol s head he has a jointed beak suck and sip his liquid for ula. His jointed tail end se- retes a watery liquid. This uff must be whipped with air create the foamy bubbles iis is done by sWishing th? dl. The female may product similar gob of foam to protect yc eggs. The liny halchungs ar ymphs, six legged mid- ets with jointed bodies arid no rings. As the hungry creatures row, they molt their tight tins several limes, replacing lem with larger ones. After he last molt, they emerge as -inged adults, looking rather ke dark brown shoe boxes, ess than half an inch long. >ome people call them frog- oppers because, though their rings are capable of flight, ley prefer to hop like frogs hrough the greenery. Several spittlebug species be- ong in the genus Aphrophora. term means water-loving, ecause of their fondness for lowing watery bubbles. Ento- [Ologisls refer to the n n s t spittlebug a s Aphro- hora quacirangnlus. The ;ipec- es name, spelled with a small etler, gives a clue to the ob- ong, or quadrangular, shape of iis body. The spittlebug genus belongs n the insect Order Homoptera, meaning equal wings. This Toup of small and medium- ized insects includes families f aphids, leafhoppers and cale insects. Most of them lave two pairs of matching rings, usually held at sloping angles along the sides. All of them have jomled beaks for ipping sap and all their young nymphs develop in easy stages )y molting. The slender leafhoppers are handsome insects, Ihough their eating habits are very destruc- ive to certain fruit and vege- table crops. Aphids are notori- sus pests in the flower garden and scale insects can ruin or- chard trees. Some spittlebugs injure ornamental trees, especi- ally conifers. But most species live among the wild weeds and do liltle or no harm lo our cul- ivated plants. Andy sends to Turid Maeland, age 12, of Van- couver, British Columbia, for his question: Why are palm fossils found near the North Pole? The first serious fossil hunt- ers were amazed by what they Found and downright astounded oy where they found them. Shells of ancient sea dwellers were unearthed in deserts and on lofty mountains, far from the ocean. Fossils of warm weather magnolias and warm water alligators were found in frosty Alaska arid palms in- side the Artie Circle. Obviously times must have changed. Sci- entists who delve into the age- old history of the earth assure us that this is indeed true. Continents and seas were re- modeled, the poles wacdered around on global tours, there were dramatic changes in the global climate. For example, about 50 million years ago, our present north polar region en- joyed a long spell of semitrop- ical weather. Tho place then was just right for palms and other tropical-type species cl plants and animals. Naturally they left their remains on the spot. Naturally the earth pre- served a few specimens ui her record of fossils. Questions asuea tiy cnltdien of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, HunUngton BeacH, California 92848. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972) DAGWOOD, DO VOJ HAVE TO SING SO LOUDLY INTJETUB 7 JUST RUM DOWN 'Ifr QUIETLY EVERYONE BEETLE BAUEY-By Mort Walker LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp SWIMM1NV TOWARD; W-WOLF ARCHIE-By Bob Montana I SHE'S AT SO MANY, IS AftOMW) SHE'S. MOTHER WOMEN'S LEFT HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne I WONDER WHAT TUB' DO WHEN THEY'RE P01NS SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal rowjiAcyeoofA Rices r BUGS BUNNY HOW COME THERE'S NOTHING TO PRINK AROUNP HERE BUT TH EE" PEOPLE WSKE COM PLAIN I M' THAT REGULAR COFFEE KEEPS '6W AWAKS!