Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE UTHRRIDGE HERAIO Tuesday, March 27, 1973 Ask Andy The pineapple Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Frant- ic Harrington, age 14, of Lan- sing, Michigan, for his ques- tion: Did Hid pineapple originate m Hawaii? The pineapple originated m South America, where most of the world's edible vegetables got their slart. It is possible that Columbus tasied the delectable fruit when he visit- ed the West Indies. Later, pine- apple plants were introduced into many lands. We are not sure who' look Iho first ones to Hawaii, but several basic im- provements had to be made before it grew (here as a ma- jor crop. Nowadays, fragrant pineap- ple plants thrive on acres SoulH America, plus the West Indies. This was the pineapple story when the Spanish arriv- ed in lire late 1400s. Later, when sailing ships made fairly regular voyages across the Pacific, some un known person took pineapple plants to Hawaii. From an ok diary, we know that they were growing there as long ago 1813. But for the next 70 yean or so, nobody thought Ihcj would amount to much. Then ir 1885, two events occurred tha changed the course of pineap pie history in Hawaii. A new sweet variety had bee developed in Jamaica anil of these plants were sent to Ihe islands. Possibly they would have perished but John Kidwell also ar- rived. He was a talented horti- culturist from England who knew that the island soil need- ed boosting and just how to Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Y 0 U K BIRTHDAY TO- DAY: After a slow start your year builds to a plateau of general tlirifty success, im- proved standing in the world. Today's natives include many who distinguish themselves tor courage in dangerous places and advcnlures. AKIES (March 21 April It may take most of the day to get on the right track for ser- ious business, and very likely it's just as well. TAURUS (April 20-May This isn't a favorable time for promises. Live for the mo- ment, let people express them- selves without your immediate comment. of various Hawaiian islands. They seem even more at home there than the sugar cane that occupies acres. But a century ago. Hawaiian pineap- ples were few and far between and certainly nobody guessed that someday they would pro- vide a quarter if, the world supply. In fact, right up lo 1814 more pineapples were grown in Florida than in Hawaii. Tracing a popular plant back to its native land is never easy. This is because mankind is by nature a gourmet type world traveler. From the very begin- ning he was a born wanderer and from the very beginning he did liis best lo take home samples of the foreign foods he tasted. Our cavemen an- cestors might have regarded the doggie-bag among the greatest inventions of history. Obviously a plant as tasty as the pineapple was destined for global travel. Experts suspect that it originated either in Bra- zil or Paraguay. But before its native home could be recorded, transplants were thriving in many parts of Central and do this. Kidwell's expert know- how plus a lot of tender loving agricultural care brought suc- cess. The pineapple plant is a slow grower and the first harvest is not ready -for 20 months. In 1900, the Hawaiian fields show- ed great promise. But they did not out-produce Brazil, their original home, until after World War I In the early 1800s, pineap- ples were introduced into the Azores, South Africa and Aus- tralia. In 1860 they were thriv- ing in Florida. This was long before they became a major crop in Hawaii. Other -pineap- ple growing countries include Mexico, Taiwan and Puerto lUco. The original homelands, Brazil and Paraguay, still pro- duce their share. Questions asked by children at Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. 765. Hunticgton Beach, California 526IS. 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PISCES (Fell. 19 March Bridle your temper and your bright remark; both are apt to be misplaced and misunder- stood. 1073, The Chicago Tribune OKAY, I'U- HAVE DESSERT IF YOU'LL HAVE DESSERT IECES OF BAHAMA CREAM PIE THIS WE CAW BLAME IT ON J EACH OTHER BEETLE BAlLEY-By Mort Walker BV CHARLES H. GOREN e ;tn, TTM Chlugp Trltini East-West vulnerable. West deals, NORTH 4 Q 10 7 6 OK3 952 K J 6 WEST EAST V 10 9 S 6 W K J 7 Z 06 OAQH871 10 8731 5 SOUTH A K J 5 OQ5 3 03 A Q 8 1 The bidding: West North Pass Pass Pass Pass 1O Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass South Opening lead: Six of 0 Beset by adverse distribu- tion and communication problems. South nevertheless managed to salvage his six spade contract by catching Ills opponent in an unusual equeeze. North opened the bidding i with one diamond and South responded with one spade. fWhen North raised to three his holding revalu- ing to 18 points in support- South tested for slam by bid- ding four clubs. i Altho North's holding did Jnot include many he had only one ace and two kings his values appeared to fit well, and he felt war- ranted in giving one push, particularly since his try could be made below the game level. He cue bid the ace of hearts, which was all that South needed to hear. He proceeded forthwith to 6bc spades. West opened his singleton diamond in the hope of ob- taining a ruff, North played I the jack and East won the trick wilh the queen. In or- der to retain conlrol of the cult, East returned a small diamond. Declarer ruffed with the jack of spades and West discarded a heart. South played the of spades and led a small cos to the queen in an attempt to split out the trump suit. If the spades had divided two- tiro, declarer would have been able to ruff out both of his losing hearts. When East showed out on the second roundj complications set in. There was not sufficient communications between his own hand and the dummy for South to ruff out both of his losing hearts, so he sought for an alternative plan. Presently he observed a way to exert pressure on East if the latter held the king of hearts in addition to the high diamonds. Trumps were temporarily abandoned and declarer proceeded to cash out his clubs. Fortu- nately for him, West fol- lowed to oil four rounds. A heart was led to the ace aJid this was the position: NORTH A 107 Wold 0 K9 A Void WEST EAST 49 4 Void LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Tobacco hazard hits non-smoker O Void Void 0 A II) Void SOUTH A K5 0 Void A Void The ten of spades was led find East bad to make a dis- card. He was reluctant to part with the ten of dia- monds, for that would leave South in position lo ruff out the ace of diamonds next and establish dummy's king. East chose lo discard the jack of hearts. Declarer pro- ceeded to overtake the ten of spades with his king and ruffed a heart in dummy as East followed wilh the king. The closed hand was reen- tered by trumping a dia- mond and the queen of hearts took the fulfilling trick. Dear Dr. Laroli it harm- ful to be in the same 15 by 15- foot room with three smokers? I have never smoked and feel no adverse effects from their presence hut still I am concern- ed about the possibility of harmful effects on myself. Dear Reader The Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service says it is. Brown stained cells are in the sput- um of nonsmokers. if they live with, or arc in close proximity to, chronic smokers. The effects on the nonsmokers aren't as prevalent in regards to the tar in the tobacco. However, the nonsmoker has not developed a olerance to the nicotine in the moke or some of the irriSating umes that are in it, and will dually have more trouble with riese than the smoker does. Finally, the smoke that comes off the cigarettes, pipes cigars contains carbon monoxide. In a small closed with smokers the carbon monoxide level can fairly rap- dly exceed the levels normally accepted as safe levels by in- dustry. Carbon monoxide tends to combine with the hemoglobin pigment in Ihe red blood cells of the blood stream and pre- vent them from being able to carry oxygen. Chronic smokers have a higher degree of.carbon monoxide in their blood than ncnsmokers. They have adapt ed to these changes and, as a result, tolerate the carbon mon- oxide that they create better LI'L ABNER-By Andy Copp a heavy smoker. The basic fact is that the nonsmoker's right lo clean air is being preempted by the smoker's unhealthy hab- it. Dear Dr. Lamb have doubt about the milk we are drinking and I am writng to see if you can help us. We want to know which is better, fresh cow milk or the powered milk sold in cartons to make 14 quarts of milk. We are ages 8 to 12, grownups and old people. We all have good digestions and better appetities. ARCHIE-By Bob Montana than the nonstnoker. I really don't believe that smokers realize the amount of actual physical discomfort they cause other people who do not share their habit. Not only are normal people afflicted with the problems I've bust mention- ed from other people smoking, hut individuals who are excep- Honally sensitive or those with asthama and allergic responses may he placed in a realalively serious circumstance if they are forced to cohabit in an air- plane, or public conveyance, or other small confined space with Dear Reader They arc both good products. AT any heart specialists feel that you should limit the amount of sat- urated fat in your diet and for these reasons would like to lim- it the amount of whole milk that individuals use. A good subsli- lue is fortified skim milk. Many of the cartons fl dry milk powder are far free and would satisfy the recom- mendations in this regard from the heart specialists. Other than the difference in fat content that may be found between the fresh milk and the fat-free pow- dered milk, there is no import- ant difference in terms of nu- trition. There are some other prob- lems with fresh cow milk, i by that you mean unpasleurized To get unpasteurized milk you'i almost have to be getting you milk directly from the farm Unpasteurized milk can trans mit some diseases such as bru cellosis and it was in the inter est of sanitation, with the goa AS WELL FIX UP THE LESS -ntn ARCHIE, HOW CAN YOU HOSE DOWN OUR ICE SCULPTURE IN THIS FREEZINO HI AND lOlS-By Dik I KNOW I LEFT rr AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE of protecting people's health, that pasteurization regulations have been put into effect for most commercial dairies in the country. Send your questions lo Dr. T.amD, in care of this news- Taper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on cholesterol, send 50 cents to the same ad- tress and ask for "Cholester- ol" booklet. HAGAR the HORRIBfE-By Dik Browne SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neol BUGS BUNNY ISN'T THERE ANYTHING HE COULP OUST HAVE fVM WITH? 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