Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 _ 1HS mHBRIDGE HESAlrj Thursday, March 15, 1973 Ask Andy Your horoscope Plant seasons Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Debbie Maxson, a'ge 13, of Sarasola, Fioricia, for her question: Do oilier planets have seasons? Oh yes, the other planets have their changing seasons. But only on earth docs the springtime bring back the song- birds. Only on earth does the fall season splash rainbow ors on leafy bouglis. On of- other planet does a snowshoc rabbit fly like a white cloud over the'winter snows. And no other planet can warm a sum- mertime beach. In November, 1971, outlook for (lie mission to Mars seemed gloomy. Mariner 9 had travel- ed 287 million miles in 188 days. It can-led a package of devices to scan the surface and relay a Martian portrait back home. But as the little spacecraft swung into orbit, the bashful Red Planet was veiled in its worst dust storm in more thnn a century. Later, the dust subsided and Mariner 9 sent back thousands of fabulous photos. In August, 1972, almost a year after the dust storm, it showed the north polar ice cap. It was shrinking as spring returned to the North- ern Hemisphere. On earth, our yearly orbit alternates the northern and southern seasons every six months. The Martian year is 687 days and the sea- sonal changes last almost twice as long as ours. Tlu's is be- cause Mars is farther from the sun. It also travels a little slower around its larger orbit Hence, Mariner 9 relayed the southern Martian spring in late 1971 and the northern spring in August 1972. Seasonal contrasts depend on how far a planet's axis is tilted toward the Diane of its orbit. On Mars, this angle almost matches the earth's. Both sum- mar and winter are much cool- er, but the contrast between By JEANE DIXON them is much the same as ours. However, our four sea- eaual almost sons are fairly equal because the earth's orbit circular. Mars has an eccen- tric, oval orbit, the period that brings spring to the south and fall to the north lasts MB days. The period of southern fall and northern spring lasts 199 days. The yearly orbit of Venus takes about 225 earth days. But it is not likely that rca- FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Yonr birthday today: Shift- ing conditions and modern technology influence your working life strongly through- out this complex year of per- sonal evolvement. Today's na- tives have courage but are apt to proceed randomly. AIUES (March 21-April Put all efforts into a neat wind-up for your work-week. Disregard extravagant or un- realistic, demands on your time. TAURUS (April 20-May While the pressure is relatively low or off, your opinon may change hopefully nobody wil misunderstand. Today you are responsibe for the welfare o. others. GEMINI (May 21-Jnnc 20) Good news and a more simple deal to cope with mark thi long-awaited Friday, plus a chance to relax. CANCER (June 21-Jnly 22) For unraveUing old puzzle there would hardly be a bette time, but avoid hasty decisions Ventures started today ar short-term. LEO (July 23-Aug. Rid the momentum you've genera ed lately, give yourself a re Today in history march 15, 1913 The French navigator and explorer, Samuel de Cham- plain, set out on his first voyage to what now is Ca- nadian territory 370 years ago 1G03. Cham- plain established friendly relations with the Indians and explored the St. Law- rence River to the rapids above the present site of Montreal. He made several return voyages and was subsequently appointed the first governor of French Canada. Minister Hen- drik Verwoerd led South Af- rica out of the British Com- monwealth, announcing it would become a republic May 31. Iranian parlia- ment approved the national- ization of tiic British-owned oilfields. ship Empress of Canada was torpedoed and sunk off Freetown, West Africa, with loss of 400 lives. first session of the Manitoba legislature opened. 44 BC-Julius Caesar was assassinated. lief from pressure, are a breeze. Routine VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. idy up your workweek with minimum of concern, put our main energies into pure- personal enterprises. LIBRA (Sepl. 23 Oct. here's a strong impulse to pend money for convenience, 'rudence is its own reward. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 'art of today's crisis involves .our effort to cope with well- ntended intervention by friends. Some rivalry stirs you U) acliicvement. SAG1TARIUS (Nov. 22-TJec. Domestically speaking are surrounded by a gen- al circus atmosphere. Younger jeople are important, CAPRICORN (Bee. 22 Jan. There's more bounce in .oday's social life, no support 'or serious decision making. Let go, play when and where you can. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. The pot of gold at the foot of the rainbow seems near as glamorous projects pre sent themselves. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Completing routine work may give you the feeling of missing something, but it really is the only way to avoid missing something better later. (1973, Tbc Chicago Tribune) 15 TO ANALVZ6 JUST WHY TO FI6KR6 OUT U HAT WR WEAKNESS HERE, AND THEN TRY TO IMPROVE SO THAT NEXT TIME-HOU CAM TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan sonal changes penetrate the dense atmosphere above the hot, gloomy surface. Jupiter takes 12 earth years to com- plete its wide orbit. Its axis tilt is merely three degrees, so we would not expect much contrast in the lour Jovian sea- sons. However, patchy hot spots, north and south come and go. They are not seasonal, but may be related to myster- ious sources of energy in giant Jupiter's interior, e The axis of S_aturn is tilted almost 27 degrees and each its four seasons lasts 7% earth- years. We would expect the contrasts to be extreme, though at 886 million miles from the sun tlie hottest summer mus1 be far below the endurance of That is, unless Sat urn also has mysterious sources of internal heat. It takes Uran us 84 earth years to pass through its four freezing sea sons and Neptune takes almos twice as long. If little Pluli has seasonal changes, each o them must shiver and shudde for as long as 62 earth-years. Questions asked by children of Herald, readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O Box 7G5. Huntingdon Beach, California 92H8. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Loiv bulk diets cause problems APPLE SUPPLIER ROUGBMONT, Que. (CP) This region alone supplies 30 per cent of the total apple pro- duction for the province. Statis- tics show that Quebecers con- sume annually 29 pounds of ap- ples a person for an annual pro- duction value of more than million. This represents two- thirds of Quebec's total fruit production. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN o 1H3, Tfei CMcm TrIMM Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A AQJ8S O A74 WEST 4752 VKQM9J 0 10 982 44 SOUTH EAST 4K1043 OJ65 V A J8 OKQ3 J98753 The bidding: North East Soulh West 1 A Pass 2 A Pass 2 A Pass 2 NT Pais 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of MOLPEP THEM INTO THE PWCKi, CLOSE-KNIT, CRACK PACK OF LOSERS WE ARETOPAY11 6IVE YOU YOUR CHIEF! WELCOME TO tHE CHIEF'S SILVER ANNIVERSflRV BLONDlE-By Chic Young WHEW YOU'RE i REA01M6 VOUR PAPER THE TABLE YOU DON T HEAR A WORD I'M LEAVING AMD I'LL B YOU WON'T EVES] NO I'M GOME BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker BE 5UPE AMP MY EATON Li'L ABNER-By Andy HAME TO 1 WASTE IT ON MEREWM6- IF VO SEES AMY HOMELESS BUMS. OOTSIDE-SEfJD WELCOME BE SATIS FACTO W? ARCHIE-By Bob Montana THERE S NEVER ENOUS OF A, GOOD-THINS TO GO AROUND.' SORRY, I GOT HERE I WITH THE MOST! MAYIHAWE THIS OVACff THAT'S LADIES' CHOICE.' HI -AND LOIS-By Dik Browne ON THE OTHER A HAND, ITS A LOT OF FUN TO TEASE ANP- SEE HER FACE 6ETRED GROWN-UPS WU- NEVER KNOW THE DECISIONS WE BABIES HAVE TO SHOULD I OR SHOULDN'T ON THE ONE PUDD1NS IS MY FAVORITE, COME ON, PLEASE OPEN, YOUR MOUTH ommends a more complete diet revision to provide more bulb, particularly using unrefined cereals while avoiding the rich, starchy wheat products made from sweets and refined flour, ar.d foods high in fat content with little bulk. Commercial bread from refined cereals considers this particularly un- desirable. You can increase the cereal fiber in your diet by using any whole cereal prod- ucts in breakfast foods such as shredded wheat or baked prod- ucts using unrefined flour. By eliminating fats and sweets and increasing natural fruits, and cereals, a more healthy bowel fraction can be achieved. Send your questions (o 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 dl- verticulosis, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Diverliculosis" booklet. Race policy modified for Graham DURBAN (AP) South Af- rica's race-segregation policy will be modified for Billy Gra- ham's appefcancc Saturday. "This was the condi- tions laid down by Dr. Graham before he accepted tire in- vitation to come to South Af- one of the evangelist's aides said today. "There is to be no separate seating of the races. People can sit exactly where they want to." Paying his first visit to South Africa, 'Graham is expected to speak simultaneously to an esti- mated people in two sta- diums. Typhoid case at Regina REG1NA (CP) Dr. John Chiao, city medical tealth offi- cer, yesterday confirmed that a Regina woman has the first case of typhoid reported in this city in more than 10 years. He said the woman, who was not identified, returned in late February from a holiday in Mexico. She began to feel ill after her return and visited her doctor for an examination March 3. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik Browns -IT'S SUST TEMPORARY... weeeT AMOTHSP COMB ITiS ALWAYS WHO TH6SB JOBS? SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal I'VE 6ESN WALKINGAli OVER KINGPCM AMP MV FEET ARE KILLINSAtr.' IT'S SEEM RECALLS? BV BKOOM'SEOUSE OF PcFKTJYE RARTS, BUGS BUNNY THIS 15 THE OFFER OF A 6NTUKY, A PAN YA CANT AFFDRP YOU SOT ME OUT OF THE-SHOWER, BUT LET'S HAVE A LOOK A.T IT! ON BELIEVE I'll, GO INTO INSURANCE!