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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Mcy 18, 1973 Ask Andy The tektites sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Linda Nelson, age 11, of San Diego, California, for her question: What realiy are tekiites? A generation llaurice Maeterlinck of Belgium wrote a story of two starry-eyed children who yearned for the Bluebird-of-Happiness. To find him they ventured afar into real end fanciful realms. Dis- couraged at last they returned home and of all tilings, there he was waiting there for them. In the more modern, down-bo- earth tale of the tektite stones, you may an echo of this tender old tale of human en- deavor. Who knows when our ancient ancestors dreamed of voyag- ing through the spacious hea- vens. But such dreams seemed impossible. As late as World War n, it was usual to say that an overly ambitious project was as impossible as flying to the moon. Now all that is old hat. Men have visited the moon. At enormous expense of wealth and endeavor, they have brought back samples of rocks and dust from the lunar sur- face. Before and during these mighty endeavors, geologists were studying strange stones called tektites right here on the earth. They are small glassy stones that measure ralf an inch to several inches Their glossy colors range through dark browns and greens to jet black. As a rule, their shiny surfaces are pitted and grooved with scars. They are composed of the usual minerals found in the earth's crust. But their extraordinary shapes suggest that they have experienced unearthly adven- tures. Tektites come in mini-crystal balls and teardrops, in rods and buttons and dainty disks. Many are carved in ropy twirls and a few masterpieces are shaped like double ended dumbbells. They challenge earth scientists to explain how their everyday minerals became glassy gobs and what stupendous forces molded their symmetrical shapes. Most experts agree that tek- tites were formed in catacly- smic collisions that melted masses cf minerals and pelted pieces of the molten mixture. Obviously they were created by enormous heat and tossed around at high speed by tre- mendous forces. A dramatic event of this kind if known to occur from the stupendous im- pact of a meteorite on the earth. f Many scientists still favor this theory to explain the tek- tites. After all, the strange stones are made of common earth-type minerals. Also, they are found spread through large, though limited areas where major meteorites most likely fell in the remote past. This does indeed seem like a logi- cal down-to-earth theory and it may be true. However, other experts sus- pect that the explosions that created our tektites began when monster meterorites crashed on the moon. In seme cases, these staggering impacts could have melted vast masses of lunar material and pelted the pieces far out into space. Some cf the lunar fragments may have showered down on certain parts of the earth. ft At present there is not enough evidence to prove either theory about the origin of tektites. But it would amazing indeed if they really are lunar samples that arrived long ages before we dreamed of the Apollo Mis- sions. Some of Europe's tek- tites have bsen there for 15 million years. And some of ours in North America were created so million years ago. Questions asXed by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Huntington Beach, California B261S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) LAWRENCE: E. LAMB, M, D. Milk ''dangers'' are misleading B> J. A. H. HUNTER "Yes. they're my three grand- children." "said Don. slipping the photo back into his wallet. "Spaced one year apait, with the girl in the middle.'' Peter smiled. "Nice and close together. I always think that's good for kids. How old are they like replied Don. "Brian's the youngest. If vou add his age to the square i of Ann's age and to the cube of Bob's you get the square of my age." 1 How old was Ann'' j (Answer Monday) j Yesterday's answer: RIVER i was 95179 (DIVER 45179, Dear Dr. Lamh I am a woman of 70. I have had hernia of the s.onweh tor several years, which causes acid, l have been put on a diet by my doctor and have been al- lowed to drink milk. I have a cup of coffee once in a great while Now here is this piece in the paper that milk is more dangerous than smoking cigar- ettes. Some doctor says he wants the federal government to clamp down on milk drink- ing, that it is national suicide. Please can you tell me if milk is really dangerous I really don't know what a can eat or drink any mo.e. Dear Reader I am famili- ar with Dr. Walter W. Sack- ett's campaign for proper lab- eling of milk and other foods. As the news clipping that you sent stated, he is a member of the Florida State Legislature. I agree that all food should be properly labeled. A person has the right to know what he is eating, and then make his own decision whether to eat it or not. I just don't believe in deceiving the public, and you can do this by omission as well as commission. I am not sure that the news report that you furnished me accurately expresses Dr. Sack- etfs point of But you can quit -worrying about skim milk, fortified skim milk or even one per cent low fat forti- I fied milk. Fortified skim milk contains very little fat and no really significant amounts of cholesterol. I believe that skim milk is particularly important j for women in their middle years and beyond to help pre- vent the incidence of bone de- "eneration very common in 1 these years. Dr. Sackett is talking about is the problem of satur- i ated fats and cholesterol in the 'diets. Most investigators agree that this needs to be limited and I have discussed this many times in my col- umns. But this doesn't mean that you need to avoid drink- ing fortified skim milk, or using non-fat milk powders or un- creamed cottage cheese The dairy industry has done an ex- cellent job in marketing these products which are very low in cholesterol as compared to meats and many of our other food products. I think that we should make a bigger effort to acquaint the public with these products that have been de- veloped so that these who need them can use them rather than eliminating milk entirely from our diet. Not only is an excellent source of calcium, and one of the few, but it is also a good source of I do not agree with the idea that milk is mc.e than smoking cigarettes, and according to the news release you sent me. Dr. Sackett smokes two to three packs of cigarettes a day. Almost all reputable scientists who have studied the problem of cigar- ettes, including the U.S. Sur- geon General, will tell >ou that it is one of the greatest health hazards that we have in our society. In summer. I agree with the idea of eliminating foods that are high in cholesterol and sat- urated fats, and that means shifting to using foritifed skim milk or at least low fat milk, uncreamed cottage cheese, and non fat dry milk powder. These products are completely safe unless one has a specific medi- cal problem that probhits their use. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Bos 1551. Radio City Station, New York. N.Y. 1001S. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on cholester- ol, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Choles- terol" booklet. HI, CHOCK! 656, WHAT A SURPRISE... RI6HT TOTHE ASOUf HOUR TEAM PLAINS OURTCAAi WHAT U00LP rz? W KNOW, HAVE FOR TUMBLEWEEOS-By Tern K. Ryan THE SUN'S GONE IWN. IT'S TIME YOU- TURNS? IN, WIMPLE. YOUVE A ?OSY PAY TOMORROW. LISTEN, CHIER..YOU PAY ME35 CENTS A PAYTO WORK FOR YOU! I PIS TOUR POOT HILL, PO YOUR LAUNPIty WASH PISHES ANP FAY RENTTO PUNK IN A MAUSOLEUM! POT I WON'T PE TOLP WHEN "TO 60 TO PEPi BLONDIE-By Chic Young HAVE YOU TDU> TOO751E BEETLE BAILEY-By Morf Walker we BATTALION LSFT OVER 1 THE LAST 1 I TMOUSHT YOU'D LIKE TO I 5ENP !T ?AOC TOWASHlTfeTOM 50 TVlEy COULD SIVE IT SACK j TO THE f VVHATEVEK YOU PO ASOUT our horoscope U'l ABNER-By Andy Capp By JEANE DIXON GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREX Tut Cniaoo Tnbunt Both vulnerable. East NORTH A K 9 7 fi 5 3 f 1C a A Ifl A Void NEST A Void A A Q J 10 4 r? A 6 "93 f, Q53 J10 9 6 4 A S 3 SOUTH A 82 KQ I S 7 i A K Q 7 5 The bidding: East Sonth West North 1 A 2 V 3 V Pass 4 V Dhle Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Seven of 0 West doubled South's four aeart bid in the expectation of obtaining a spade ruff: He held control of the trump suit and East the open- ing bidder, so a profit ap- peared to be in the offing. Altho the dummy's distri- bution prevented West from getting his partner in, the appearance of the club void should have alerted him to the desirability of reducing North's ruffing power. West opened the seven of diamonds and ths ace was played from dummy. Declar- er promptly concluded that West was void in spades, for ie surely would have led the suit in which his partner had opened the bidding if he had; a singleton. In an effort to, avert the spade ruff, least dislodge the ace oi decided tc play a round of hearts and he led the four of that suit from dummy and put up the jack from his hand. West was in with the aca of hearts. A trump continua- tion would have been an ef- fective return at this point, since it leaves the declarer with too many losing clubs to handle. However, West exited with the king of dia- monds in the vague hope that he might subsequently score his low heart by ruff- ing a spade. South trumped the cha- in o n d and proceeded tc crossruff the next four trick: by ruffing the five and seven of clubs in dummy and two diamonds in his hand. The king of hearts drew the re- maining trump and South continued by exiting with the king of clubs. East was down to the lone ace of clubs and his five spades, for all the other cards had been stripped from his hand. After he cashed the ace of spades which completed the defen- sive book, he was obliged to surrender the fulfilling trick to North's king of spades. SATURDAY. MAY 19 Your birthday today: The coming year marks much confrontation about how well you are rewarded. In gener- al, you win and move to high- er levels. Today's natives possess personal magnetism, the knack of gaining co-oper- ation. ARIES (March 21 April Check the security of your home. Advice is available get second opinions. There's much to do in a short time. TAURUS (April 20 May Strive for the minimum outlay of energy. Indulging a lazy streak gives intuition a chance Today in history By THE CANADIAN PREM May 18, 1973 The Free Church of Scot- land broke away from the established Church of Scot- land 130 years ago the issue of state control cf ecclesiastical matters. A separate organi- zation, with 474 ministers, was set up within five days. The Free Church was reu- nited with the Church of Scotland in 1929 but some "We3 Free" congregations repudiated reunion and con- tinue apart in the Scottish highlands to this day. United Nations moved from Lake Success to the UN Building in New York. c e 1 a n d was pro- claimed a republic. Tennessee Val- lej Authority was estab- lished 1914_The Panama canal was opened to barge traffic J84G-Kingston, Ont, was Incorporated. to function. GEMINI (May 21 June Leave the old hands alone your information has no bear- ing on their conclusions. Find quiet alternatives. CANCER (June 21 July Impulse leads you into unex- pected company. Make use of this opportunity to establish new contacts. LEO (July 23 Aug. Others are stubborn today. Hold your temper. Leave the work to those who want it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Home life is the best environ- ent today. Little is gained by far-ranging adventure. There's much news be alert. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oc Get down to fundamentals. Fix your home, correcting any haz- ards. Go it alone, avoiding group efforts. SCORPIO (Oct. 25 Nov. Self-interest leads to progress. Take initiative early. A satis- fying day blends into an enter- taining evening. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-DCC. An easy touch is best to- day. Indulge no one's nostalgia. Your best results lie in the fu- ture. Family affairs improve. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Comes now a lively, good- humored day. Cater to loved ones. Make this a holiday. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 FcK Letting developments take [heir own course is a rare art. Any Intervention in others' af- fairs encumbers you with ex- tra responsibility. PISCES (Feh. 19 March Being sure of what you are helps, as does being sure of what you really want. Accom- plish all you can while the way is clear. 1973, The Chicago Tribune WOT THEM BECOME. MEMTIOM WORK TO THEM-AWD THEV'UU YAK IN AMD MOW TO YAKAPUNCTURE GRAB HIM, VOKUM PP OUR NOBODV IM THAT BUILDlMG GOES TO VJORK-- ARCHIE-By Bob Montana HOW ABOUT 7; BRAIN WITH AN ItlBGI __ THE ONLY BOOKS VOU'VE KEPr ARE FROM _H.FINE.' A ACCOUNTANT WHO CAM'T COUNT DOWN THE VOCATION HI AND lOIS-By Dik rr HAS A BROAD WHAT'S A BOSTON WITH YOUR FAMILY YOtrXU IVE THINKING ABOUT BUYING A IN THE AN A-FRAME DOG TIRED TORONTO (CP) Toronto i A 1 d e r m a n Thomas Clifford j thinks there should be a law to i do something about a neighbor's houseful of dogs "who bark all night and cause terrible smells. There is no law to control this sort of situation." he said. SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal YOU WILLSPENP VOUK MONEY FOOLISHLY ANP WILL SOON BE HOW CAN VOU SAY THAT HAGAR the HORRIBlE-By Dik Browne BUGS BUNNY WHAT IT LOOK L1KS I'M I'M A MBO) IP IT'S SBEAT, IBETTeRTRYA ;