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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Ask Andy Lit L ULSUWHEKE Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Gavin Van age of New for his question Can there be life on other Some 400 years scholars had to face the fact that our planet revolves around the sun and our Earth is not the center of the Universe Now modern scientists are challenging our minds with an even bigger idea It seems likely that Earth is not the only populated planet in the Universe At the we cannot prove that life exists on other worlds But the evidence that this must be so is overwhelming and growing A few decades many experts insisted that life is possible only on the planet Earth most scientists agree that life can exist and most likely does exist on countless other perhaps also on some of their moons Serious-minded scientists base these conclusions on known facts and figures For we know that the living things ot earth are built mainly from carbon and hydrogen and nitrogen We now know that these and other life-building elements are plentifully strewn through the universe So the basic ingredients are there and everywhere Next we need to find possible places where the miraculous creation of life could occur Such conditions would provide radiation or some other energy for basic elements to form compounds called amino acids For these assorted chemicals must form complex protein molecules And one of these is the blueprint that governs the processes and multiplication of life itself In the it was assumed that such conditions existed only in our unique solar system on the unique planet Earth We know know that other solar systems several quite close to home Our sun is an average star of 100 billion assorted stars in our cart-wheeling Galaxy perhaps billions of similar galaxies are strewn throughout the vast reaches of the universe. There is evidence that perhaps average stars have planetary systems In this there must be billions of earth-type planets in our Galaxy alone the life-making ingredients are everywhere and the number of possible places past counting Surely the miracle of life must have happened again and again When we think of we have to think in terms of the living things of the Earth But earth's inhabitants range from giant whales and redwoods to microscopic organisms that are neither plants nor animals but not need oxygen. Some can endure below freezing temperatures and some are at home in boiling heat. So let's not expect those numerous lively worlds to be inhabited with earth-type forms of life Some scientists estimate that wiser and more advanced civilizations must exist in older parts of our Galaxy Perhaps some have advanced and declined According to these careful at this there must be at least 50 and perhaps as many as 50 million intelligent alien populations not counting the billions of possiblities in other galaxies. It's nice to realize that most likely we are not all alone in the vast universe Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box. Huntington California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER these the ones I told you asked holding his glass up to the light were in the window at Greenways Betty smiled checked but Dellers had these exactly the same except for the price They were 7 cents each so I got one glass more for the 74 I paid How many did she Thanks for idea to C. N B C Yesterday's answer FOOLS was 14458 ABOVE ALL OTHERS The giraffe is the tallest liv- ing animal Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN c Chicllo Tribune Neither vulnerable. South deals NORTH A J74 0752 K 5 1 WEST EAST A K 8 6 2 A Q 10 3 Q 7 4 K 9 5 2 OQJ109 0864 8fi J97 SOUTH A A95 V A J10 OAKS A Q 102 The bidding South West North East 2 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead. Queen nf o Most players look with dis- dain upon the lowly deuce. declarer nn today's brought home a close contract because he had been jealt a deuce rather than any higher card South held a solid two no .rump opening bolstered ay 150 bonus points for his our aces North's values were he bare minimum for a raise o but South possessed he skill to make a contract hat was not on overly firm ground. West led the queen of dia- and the fact that and South had mirror holdings did little to improve declarer's would have preferred North's four- card suit to be elsewhere than in clubs Assuming that clubs broke declar- er could count eight sure tricks Spades and diamonds offered no prospect of devel- oping an extra so that left the heart suit Declarer's A-J-10 combination there could be developed into two tricks if East held one of the missing vided declarer could get to dummy twice to lead hearts toward his hand The king of clubs was one but there did not ap- pear to be another. After some declarer real- ized that the club suit offered scope for a second entry Declarer won the opening diamond lead with the king and cashed the ace and queen of clubs. When both oppon- ents South contin- ued with the ten of clubs and overtook with the king in dummy. A low heart was led to the ten and West's and the diamond re- turn w to declarer's ace. Declan-r now entered dum- my by leading his carefully preserved two of clubs to dummy's five A second heart was and when the finesse of the jack de- clarer scampered home with nine tricks. Your horoscope ByJMmDnon MAY 30 Your birthday Opens a fluctuating year of many complex growth both material and intangible. If you are you can now touch deep inner sources of spiritual power Relationships of all sorts encounter favorable intense experience Today's natives tend to hold onto what they earn and to reinvest all usable resources immediately ARIES 21-April Your luck is running but your ability to persuade others is near minimum Be attentive to details as you as there seems no easy way to correct errors later. TAURUS 20-May Put in your bid for competitive spots 'pursue them vigorously through this day of mixed influences and crosscurrents Be careful when using mechanical handling traveling. GEMINI 21-June After a slow the work of the day takes on a fun quality News from distant places adds to personal excitement After hours are great for entertainment. CANCER 21-July There's personal triumph of subtle quality in meeting and coping with today's conditions Change your usual home gather good friends for a pleasant evening elsewhere LEO 23-Aug Early plans must be nothing lost if you will only adapt promptly Social movement now goes to merits your close attention Join the party of the evening VIRGO 23-Sept Today is not a time for paying out lump sums or taking part in secret ventures. Business done openly for standard rates prospers. Make no promises yet LIBRA 23-Oct Be ready with contingency alternative courses of as work situations shift Remember that machines do not that people do not always play it SCORPIO The unforeseen is normal today. You'll be proud of your flexibility which comes from having thought out ahead of time what you really want and how best to get it SAGITTARIUS 22-Dec Whatever the expect a passing resistance just on to test whether you really care Check your find out where small sums are dribbling away CAPRICORN 22-Jan Competitors come up with new ideas which deserve study before you react. It's well worth the effort Although don't let money be the cause of arguments AQUARIUS 20-Feb Accept sudden reversals of attitude among your friends as partly a response to your own recent moves Be more cautious than usual where strict rules must be observed PISCES 19-March Personal concerns run contrary to extra demands from career enterprises Be choosy in making your selections There may be some take them in stride The Chicago Tribune Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I read your article about rapid weight loss and the effects it has on the among them was a loss of muscles and sex drive I would like to know if that would cause the breasts to sag terribly After my first almost eight years my bottom and the rest of my body sagged badly. I practically starved myself to lose weight and lost 35 pounds in one month I also seemed to have lost my strength Before my first child I was very well solid and fairly strong for a woman I'm only 26 and want to know if I can restore the size of my breasts and gam back my muscle tone Dear Reader You certainly must have starved yourself to have lost that much weight in a month There are calories in a pound of body fat That is far more calories than a normal person with moderate activity uses in a day There are only about 600 calories in lean muscle so you lost muscle as well as fat No wonder you lost strength and developed sagging muscles. This can happen to anyone who insists on going on a semi-starvation diet in many of these diet fads people lose much more than just fat You can rebuild your mus- cles but it will take work Mus- cles grow and gain strength from being put under as in weight you can load the muscle by various forms of including sit-ups and leg lifts for the push-ups and chin-ups for the arms and shoulders and a variety of exercises that cause each muscle to be contracted firmly Just eating including will not restore those muscles It takes both food and physical work. You had strong muscles to begin with because you used them. By losing them from starvation you will now have to work them hard while you are getting enough protein to ever get back the muscle strength you once had Remember neither food nor work alone will do the trick It takes both toegher You will help your breasts some by improving your muscle mass The development of the chest muscles under the breast will decrease the sag some Posture is also important Good posture requires strong muscles in the back and between the shoulders When the chest is held up and the shoulders are properly rather than the breasts are lifted That makes the profile more attractive Part of the size of the breasts is fat If you are the normal fat deposits will melt away leaving the sagging sac of skin so distressing to many women I doubt you will be able to achieve the same breastlme you once but you can certainly improve yourself by correcting the muscle problems that tend to develop from starvation. The obvious lesson here is to prevent such problems Women who gain more weight than they want during pregnancy should not go on any crash diet If it took nine months to put it take nine months to get it off A sensible particularly if you combine it with a good exercise program for the abdomen and for will help you avoid these problems and do a lot to regain your former shape Send your questions to Dr. in care of this P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. PO THINK i 5H0ULP HAVE EAR5 I HAVE A BETTER PON'T HtW HAVE MOUTH BOARP6P SHORT MBS THAT UhS UJORTH ONE HIT... TWO ITOJA5 WORTH ONE HIT' IN 9KE. THE QUEEN IS VERY CAN ADVANCE ACROSS THE BOARO CREATING HAVOC AS ------GOES.- I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS SUCH A THE KINS I MOVEONLV ONE SQUARE AT A HI AND LOIS HOW CAN THIRSTY JUST LIE AROUND LlkTE THAT WITHOUT DOIN6 ANY WILL WONDERS NEVER HE'S SETTING MY WORDS MUST HAVE HAD SOME EFFECT BUGS BUNNY STEP ELMER. PUHLENTY O' HAVE A GOOD BLONME MR DITHERS HAVE A LITTLE PATIENCE REMEMBER r I VE ONJLy GOT OWE HEAD AMD TWO HANDS WHERE'S HE KINNEY CONTRACT AMD THE DITBY PROSPECTUS WHY COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN THE OTHER WAY ARCHIE JUST PUT THIS IS IT'S YACHT I A LIFE- DRILL.' I WAS JUST1 I GOlNS TO HAUL UP V THE LUNCH WHY DlDN'l JUSHEAD YOU'LL HAVE TO JUMP HAGAR THE HORRIBLE A PERFECT COMDITIOH IMMACULATE 5MAPE AMP YoU CAN GET IT WHY IT CHEAP.p POOF A LITTLE WORK Flashback BEETLE BAILEY By THE CANADIAN PRESS 1865 U.S President Andrew Johnson issued a general amnesty to all Civil War rebels willing to take an oath of allegiance to the United States. 1910 Glenn Curtiss broke a long-distance speed record by flying to New York from a distance of 137 in 2Vz hours 1918 The United States War Industries Board was created. POAST IN OPAN6E 5AUCE THE GENERAL TO POP IN AT TO HOvV THE MEN AKE FAPIN6 THE 0AP LI'LABNER TUMBLEWEEDS 7-YpossiBL-y THE BRITISH CONSULATE COULD HELP- DAV.'MNAMONTH STV LIFE-SAVINGS WOULD BE GONE ISN'T THERE AWTHIW6 CHEAPER THE LADV COULD 5URE.'- A BENCH IN THE PARK. EACH SINGLE 1603000 ACVW. AT SO TO SPEND THE BEST OF W LIFE M7H THIS PLACE 'YOU 'CAN LIVE ON AN ENGLISH INCOME IS USA. 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