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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LtTHBNlDGE HtHALD Saturday, March 9, 1974 Ask Andy UNLIKELY STORY Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Paul Streck. age 10, of Enid, Oklahoma, for his question: How can a little mouse scare a big eiephant? It's hard to imagine how a little mouse could harm a big elephant With just half a puff, Jurnbo could blow the bitsy critter clear across a pasture Besides, a big elephant foot could mash him flat as a pancake, merely by accident The real mystery in all this is who started the unlikely story that a mouse can scare an elephant We don't know who started this wild rumor But it must have been somebody who didn't know much about mice and not a thing about elephants We all know that a mouse is known for his timid character, scared of the sound of a footstep and most likely scared of the sight of his own shadow. Naturally Mr. Timid as a-Mouse is not about to step right up to a four-ton elephant and say, Boo! You can bet your boots he will not. Besides, even if he did, Jumbo would pay no attention at all. An elephant does not have many enemies in this world and he is not used to being scared. Chances are, he would hardly notice a little mouse and most certainly he would not be scared of one. This, of course, is a downright contradiction of the old rumor that elephants are afraid of mice. It doesn't make sense that they should be. But just in case there is some truth in the old rumor, some clear thinking researchers looked into the matter. Mice, as we know, like to live around barns where they can scuttle about and hide themselves in the hay. It so happens that a captive elephant has a sort of barn, where they feed him a great trough of hay The researchers thought this would be a likely place to find a mouse and an elephant close enough to observe They were right There was at least one mouse in the elephant's hay right there while Jumbo was munching his lunch The researchers waited around to see who scared whom. But nothing happened, nothing at all The mouse scampered around and the elephant went on munching, paying no attention at all Several more elephants and mice were observed together, just to prove the experiment. And not one elephant was scared by a mouse. Obviously that old rumor is not true at all Goodness knows why people never forget to tell us this silly story especially when there are so many fascinating true things to learn about elephants. For instance, not even a baby elephant gets scared very often of mice or anything else. This is because he knows that his big mother, several big aunties and his giant papa are nearby to protect him. The nicest thing about modern times is this. For the first time we have a young generation that is intprpstpd, really interested in the world of nature. Young persons nowadays want to know the truth about nature's creatures. For one thing, the truth is more interesting than wild rumors So let's trace these silly old rumors down when we can and put an end to them forever. Andy sends a seven-volume set of The Chronicles of Narnia to Russel Penner, age 7, of Gleichen, Alberta, for his question: What brings out the sun dogs? Sun dogs are lovely pale pictures that appear in the sky. Usually they look like a pair of baby sunlets, one on each side of the big sun. Actually they are just a few miles above our heads and the real sun is 93 million miles away But let's never, never stare straight at the sun dogs because the rays of the real sun can damage our eyes This can happen, even when the sun hides behind a veil of clouds. Sun dogs don't come out very often because the air above the ground must be just right A mile or two above our heads there must be a very thin veil of tiny crystals of ice. Sunlight from the sun must pass through this gauzy veil on its way to the ground. And those tiny ice crystals play all sorts of tricks on the sunbeams. They act like zillions of mini-mirrors and scatter bits of sunlight off in different directions Sometimes the ice crystals and sunbeams team together to make sun dogs appear and disappear Questions asked by child- ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Le dash nude PARIS (Reuter) After Coca-Cola, hot dogs and blue jeans, another North American import has crossed the Atlantic streaking. Thirteen young men Friday- ran under the Eiffel Tower, clad only in track shoes. The youths jumped into waiting cars and disappeared. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN x> im, CiMtw Trttm WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. partner, vulner- able, has opened the bidding with one spade and you hold: 482 OKJ19543 What is your response? Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: OAQ42 The bidding has proceeded: South West Nortk East 1 Pass Z V Put What do you bid now? Q. vulnerable, as South you hold. AA8737M10932 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass Pass l l Pass 2 DMe. Pass What do you bid now? Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: T'AT CKQ987 4AK7S4 The bidding has proceeded: Sooth West Nerth 50 I 2 V Pass 3 0 Pan What do you bid now? Ul Q. vulnerable, as South you hold: VAK854 092 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 Pass 1 4 Pact 2 Pass 2 V Pun What do you bid now? Your horoscope By team Diion SUNDAY, MARCH 10 birthday today: A persistent spirit of independence carries you through the coming year, along with a temptation to let many important matters take care of themselves (which, of course, almost nothing Relationships run fairly even and more intimate, with results depending on you as an individual and what you really want in life. This is a year of insight about relationship Today's natives have a streak of self indulgence, are usually fascinated by reading. ARIES (March 21-April Some of your own program- gets squeezed out by the co- incidence of others' "helloes" .and "good byes" without watching time and place. Be philosophical TAURUS (April 20-May Avoid haste, but be prompt to take your accustomed place, perform your sharo of Sunday customs. Leave as soon as you are sure your responsibilities are picked up by others. GEMINI (May 21-June Start early, stay late to see the whole round of community functions All parties join in to make this one of the liveliest Sundays in recent memory. CANCER (June 21-July Home life doesn't run smooth automatically You have to be in there pitching. Systematic planning about material concerns proceeds very well late in the day. LEO (July 23-Aug. The main trouble is that a variety of stale, left-over activities are available, but there's a lack of access to those things which really interest you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. If you will only walk placidly through the pattern you have set for yourself, then you are free to leisurely explore a contrasting experience. Get on with it, find out1 LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Your mental characteristics prevail and you tend to offer rationalizations for matters which are poorly explained that way. Self-acceptance is a wonderful gift SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Do what is expected of you, then seek a quiet place to relax As the social side draws little more than a blank, meditation is the preferred course today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Accept your taste as being distinctly your own. unlikely to be duplicated anywhere near you Social activities run to mixed results. perhaps misunderstandings CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. You will be able to imagine whatever finishing touches you will need once you check the spaces open for use of such materials. A visitor on the scene complicates your home life briefly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Self improvement fits neatly into the day's schedule if you are doing things right Acquaintances bring useful information. Avoid direct questioning. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Whatever else you do this Sunday, give thanks that your life is going as well as it is. Then get busy to alleviate any inconvenience you feel that you suffer. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 11 I_ I 4A7 S-KQJ10765 os Highway work East, your right-hand op- ponent, has opened the bid- ding with one diamond. What is your bid? announced Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: Nwth East Sooth 1 S? Pass 3 V Put SV Pass What do you bid now? Q. East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: AQ106 v954 OK8752 The bidding has proceeded: Swrth West North Eait Pass Pan i V i What action do you take? [Look for answers MondayJ EDMONTON (CP) The provincial cabinet has passed a special warrant for million to complete the hard surfacing of Highway 63 from Wandering River to Fort McMurray. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne announced Wednesday. Many of the supplies needed in Fort McMurray are shipped by rail but the improved trucking route is necessary in view of anticipated expansion because of development of the Athabasca oil sands. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year, providing an all-weather highway of 274 miles from Edmonton to Fort McMurrav. MONDAY, MARCH 11 Your birthday today: Following early reversals of opinion and changes of direction, your coming year promises lively prosperity, many new and interesting contacts, and a chance to rebuild or recover past setbacks. In your pursuit of the material side of life, you should not neglect the care of your own soul. From a beginning which is not a full role, today's natives very frequently wind up with two homes or some double identity in society. ARIES (March 21-April Business deals go ahead steadily, your brash remarks bring just what is needed. You are on your way up in a short cycle of improvement. TAURUS (April 20-May Early ideas and plans should be put to use promptly, as later tendencies are to scatter energy, add useless sidelines and frills GEMINI (May 21-June A calm approach makes all the difference either for here- and-now events or as a holdover for future ones. Don't let high-strung people upset you CANCER (June 21-July Finances can profit from use of special skills, information from distant points Prices for what you have to offer vary widely in different areas. LEO (July 23-Aug. Make all your important moves very early. Allowances must be made for lagging schedules, sagging spirits due to possible disappointments later. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Begin now to claim whatever you have earned, seek the return of borrowed items. Also, take the initiative in furthering your most important projects. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. You'll be proud of your foresight and the results of" appropriate action taken early in the day Care with money should run all day and evening. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Be businesslike in dealing with serious matters, gentle and easygoing with those you love. Nobody is going to accept your opinions without question. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. You don't have to put your impatience into so many words today it's already obvious to everybody, including those you cherish. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Being a bit less personal in approach saves misunderstandings later. Social advances can just as conveniently be delayed for a more encouraging time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Your sensitivity makes for a rather harsh mood. What appears reasonable to you may not seem so to others. Hope and try for understanding.- PISCES (Feb. 19-March Personal plans proceed slowly but surely Minor complications along the way do clear up as you persist in sorting out details for yourself and others with you. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS March 9, !974 Mexican bandit Pancho Villa entered the United States 58 years ago killed 17 citizens, raided U.S. Army posts at Columbus. N.M.. and looted and burned buildings President Woodrow Wilson ordered a punitive expedition but President Carranza made peace. Villa was assassinated in 1923. announced a sales tax of three per cent. 1944-The USS Leopold was torpedoed in the Atlantic and i7l were drowned Canadian conscription plebiscite was announced. riots broke out in Petrograd. Russia. married Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie. and I am including postage for the return of my story if you don't buy it. Then again, why should I send postage for its' return when I am sure you are going to buy it? 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