Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 IHE UTHBRIOOI HtRAlD Solurday, March 3, 1973 Ask Andy Andv a complete 20- I called the three stales of mat- set of the Merit Stu- ter. The sudden changes from volume _. tlents Encyclopedia to Lynn Reynolds, age 11, of Omaha, Nebraska, for her question: Js mercury rated as a liquid or solid? Liquid or solid? This question was sparked by a class discussion. The major- ity rated mercury as a liquid, but one student insisted that it is rightfully a solid. Is it true that mercury can appsar in a solid, a liquid, or a gaseous stale. But under normal, every- day circumstances this most fascinating silvery- metal is a liquid. For convenience, we judge tlie state of matter under normal temperature and pres- sure at the earth's surface. And uraler conditions, mere ury is without doubt a liquid. Judging solid, liquid and gas eons substances seems like a rather sllnple science project. So it is until curiosity prods us to wonder what goes on be- hind tlie scenes, for in- stances, does liquid mercury become solid when the temper- ature dips to minus 37.97 de- grees Fahrenheit? And why does it remain a fluid liquid up to a temperature of 673.84 degrees Fahrenheit, when it boils into a vaporous -gas? These strange goings-on are solid to liquid to gas are trig- msrcury is a chemical clement, all its atoms are alike. They gercd by a tug-of-war betwcei two opposite energies. Since have a mutual attraction for each that strives to hold then together. This energy succeeds in tlie solid state and fairl) well in the liquid state. It is present in Uie same degree even when it fails to hold the a'.cms together in gaseous mer- cury. Opposing forms of energy ar aid never, thank goodness soars to its boiling point. Hence we usually encounter this fas cirTating metal in its liqui state. So we rate it as a liqui is, normal cond liens. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Huntingdon Beach, California 02M8. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1873) switching vocations, re'ocat- ing, and similar major cl-.onges. Today's natives at- tract public attentbn by gs- nial, generous, extroverted activity or by drasiic opin- ions, depending on the indi- vidual ARIES (March 21 April No amount of haste or pres- sure will Eolve the riddles posed during the day, so relax and work with a sense of hum- or. Evening meditation opens Ihe doors lo answers. TAURUS (April 20-May You perform menial gymnas- tics readily. Romance is fav- ored, but avoid extremes GEMINI (Alny 21 June You'll be quile volublo. prob- ably more than you'd intended in emotional contacts, it's just us well your real feelings are expressed. CANCER (Jnnc 2I-Jllly Communication brings needed and long awaited information. Complete your business day early and take a break LEO (July 23-Aiig At- tend lo the day's adventure pre- tending it's the last chance you'll have to do things just this way VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. See what you can do to altcvi- TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan THIS WOMTHTHS COVETEP PWCK FEATHER 60ESTOTriETKI5E'S NEW PERTISTI THAT m? KOPPM; THAT PANS STfViNaiN'WNG PANSIER! MOLAR MAULER! PEC1PUOUS i NAME YOU INP1AN OF THE MONTH! CONGRATS, PECiARB YOU A PAINLESS PEMTIST? EVERY NOT ,W THEN I HAVE A TOUCH OP ARTHRITIS BLONDlE-By Chic Young notice, and it's up to you whal to do in response. Plans an- nounced attracl resistance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Your resourcefulness may be tested this Sunday. An ela- borate expression of your opin- ion doesn't quite fit in. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Local issues are likely to come to the surfsce. The smaller tha community the more drastic the encounter. Be yourself. 1973, Tlie Chicago Tribune MONDAY, MARCH S ate differences among those near you, beginning with your- self. Brief jottraeys are favored- LIBRA (Sept. 23 Ocl. Ovcrl competition arrives in greater display tomorrow. Stsrt nothing you cannot finish with the resources you have on hand SCOrtPtO (Ocl. Nov. Young peop'e and their activi- ties may give you quite a ride tills day of brisk acticn. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Coincidence brings people and circumstances together in a surorising way. You are bet- ter off than vou know CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Begin mill the most stren- uous or critical section of your get basic directions es- tablished first- AQUARIUS (Jan. 2 Fell. Movement, far and near, sets new g o al s and conditions. There is no way of avoiding malt youi BEETLE BAllEY-By Mort Wclker Yonr birthday today: is an excellent time This for king the significant moves irself, PISCES (Feb. 19-March Bystanders, friends, and neigh- bors, all react with unpredic- table but favorable results. It's nice to find agreement in un- expected quarters. i Protest 'red mud' MARSEILLE, France About 20 students protested at the Italian consulate against Uie "red m u d" industrial wastes being dumped off Corsi- ca by the Montedison plant. The students planted a sign in the consulate hall saying "no to the red mud, no to pollution, I Corsica Nostra.' Oddities in the Neivs GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN C im, CMttM TriltM WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ. Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: AAKQU3 SJD3 OAJ7S4Z The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 O Piss Z Pass 2 Pass 3 3V t Wiat do you Wd now? I Neither vulnerable, ss South you hold: 4AK865 VKVS QJZ3 The bidding has proceeded: North Easl South S O Pass Whal do you bid? O. 3 East-West vulner- able, as South you h'jld: 4KJ1074 VA8S4 OKI53 The bidding has proceeded: Bast Sonth 1 What do you bid? Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: OA The bidding has proceeded! West North 1 1 NT fasi What do you bid now? Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AKQ865 VJ5 AAQS The bidding has proceeded: Eist Sonlh West North 1 14 Pass 3 O Pass 1 What do you bid now? O. South, vulnerable, you hold: LONDON (Reuter) The historic rivalry between Brit- ain's two ancient university and Cam- bridge extended recently to the wine cellars of London. To the sound of clinking glasses and the sipping of wine, teams of six from each university battled for the cov- eted title of university wine- tasting champions of 1973. Discreet mumblings of "burgundy" or "bordeaux" replaced the usual chorus of sideline cheers in the cellars of a wine shipping firm. Jean Perromat, president of the French wine control in- stitute and guest of honor at the event, said he was "most surprised" by the skill of the contestants. Oxford beat Cambridge 383- 373, their 14th victory in 25 meetings. The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 O 1 A Pass 1 Pass 2 0 Pass t What action do you take? q, 7 Neither vulnerable, es South yoa hold: 7 3 WKJtO 6 3 0JIO 8 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 V Pass 1 A Pass What action do you take? Q. 8 Both sides vulner- able, as South you hold: OAKS 71 The bidding has proceeded: West North But South A 2 V Pass T What action do you lake? ILook for answers AlfrndoyJ LONDON (Reuter) Brit- ain's Sikh population is ob- jecting to a new law making crash helmets compulsory for motorcycle riders. The Sikhs say their religion forbids them to remove their turbans, and that turbans will protect them anyway. "In the last two World Wars, we've been excused from wearing helmsts on the said 41-year-old Jagmel Singh Kang, leader of East London's Sikh commu- nity. "We don't see why Brit- ain's roads should be the ex- ception." The department of the envi- ronment is looking into the matter. LI'L ABNER-By Andy Capp IT P.U1METH WV REPUTATION, BUT 'TIS TOO MERR1E.TO DESTROV. I Vflt-LHIDE U FOREVER IW THIS INHOSPITABLE ARCHIE-By Bob Montana Princess Anne hands oul film awards LONDON Reuter) Ameri- can actor Gene liackrrian, who already has an Oscar for his part in Tlie French Connection, gained the British equivalent of Hollywood's top award for his role in the film. Hackman was named best ac- tor in the annual poll conducted by the Society of Film and Tel- vision Arts, despite a strong challenge from Marlon Brando, nominated for the litle role in The Godfather. The awards were handed out bv Princess Anne, the society's president. Liza Minelli was judged best actress for her part in Cabaret. I WAS UJ OO YCO ONCE.' 'YOOR MY HAT AND COAT ARE SHU. IN THERE.' MR.. LODGE TCLD ME TO eo DOOR AND I YOU RETURN TO THE BACK I'LL TAKE OF HI AND LOIS-By Dik Brown. Court orders new hearing into death GILA BEND, Ariz. (AT) A second hearing has been set for Tue-day to determine whether British actress Sarah Miles, her governess and actor Burt Rey- nolds should testify at an in- quest into the death of Miss Miles' 20-year-old business man- ager whose body was found in her motel room here. Superior Cour Judge Charles Hardy set the date and sus- pended the inquest when David Andrew Whiting1 s mother ask- ed that proceedings be halted until thre three could testify. Investigators testified that Hinting slapped Miles in the face upon her return Jrom Reynolds' room at 3 a.m. Feb. 11. Earlier, Ihe stars and cast ol The Man Who Loved Cat Danc- ing had attended a birthday party for Reynolds. HAGAR the HORRIBlE-By Dik Browne PSAR. i HAve UTTUB Mogg TO GO TRIXIE POLRBD MY RFUMES ALL OVES MWM-SMSUS NICE IN YOU HAD THE OVER FOR BRIDSS RiS'rfT? SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal THINS TO BE THANK- FUL FOR! WHA" PWAY T6U-. THKT? YSK MATCHES HERSYAARE RJDPSYJ OOPSl SOREY ABOUT THAT!