Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, November 2, 1974 Ask Andy FASTEST-FLYING BIRD Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jim Malder, age 14, of Brackenridge. Pa., for his question. Which bird flies the fastest? The fastest four footed land animals can outdistance the fastest swimmers. All of them are slowpokes compared with the fastest flying birds. The various speeds of the en- tire animal kingdom range from inches to hundreds of miles per hour (m p.h.) And naturally each of the more than a million species must move fast enough to capture his food and also to excape most of his famished foes. Clocking the top speed of a bird is not as easy as one might suppose. Most of their fast flights are over short dis- tances, and who knows when a bird is doing his best? Clock- ing migrating birds must be done by widely separated observers who must allow time out for the flight stopovers. Flocks of can- vasback ducks migrate at average speeds of 70 m.p.h. and the handsome Canada geese attain 60 miles. Obviously flocks of birds do not reach their top speeds dur- ing their long migratory flights. The fastest birds sre loners, who must pursue fast prey in order to survive. Some years ago, it was thought that the fastest flying bird was the Indian swift, who must swoop around at high speed to catch his dinner of fast flying insects His top speed was found to be somewhat faster than 100 m.p.h. At that time, the runner up was thought to be the peregrine falcon, alias the duck hawk. His top speed is attained as he swoops like a dive bomber down on his fast flying prey His plummeting plunge was clocked at 100 m.p h However, certain bird ex- perts were not satisfied with this estimate and quiet recent- ly some very sophisticated ex- periments were conducted to verify the facts. We now know that the downward plunge of the peregrine can be at least 250 m p.h. and probably faster. So far as we know, no other flying bird can match this fantastic speed. The handsome peregrines, large and small, are freckled falcons with mighty claws, keen eyes and hooked beaks. .They are. of course, birds of prey who must be faster than their fast moving victims. Our native duck hawk peregrine is a 15-in. to 19-in. bird who pounces on ducks, known to be fast fliers and art- ful dodgers The mighty flying muscles of the average peregrine enable him to maintain a fast, steady speed during the strongest gale. But his greatest speeds are reached when he folds his great wings to his sides and plunges downward like a streamlined missile. How he breathes during his plunge was a mystery until scientists investigated the in- sides of his nostrils. Each has a small rod ending in a pair of fins. These built in gadgets filter the rushing air into small swirling currents. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 2, 1974 Lord Tweedsmuir was sworn in as Governor-General of Canada 39 years ago in 1935 and held the post until his death in Montreal in 1940. The literary Viceroy had been well-known previously as author John Buchan, writer of best-selling books such as The Thirty-nine Steps and numerous other works. 1483 Lord Buckingham executed. 1833 William Lyon Mackenzie was expelled from Upper Canada legislature for the second time. 1867 Bishop Strachan died. 1947 Sugar rationing in- stituted in Canada during the Second World War, was ended. 1948 President Harry Truman was elected for his first full term in a surprise victory over Republican can- didate Thomas Dewey. PREDICTS SALES DETROIT (CP) W. H. Schmalz. president of Umroyal Tire Co., predicts that the industry will sell 17.5 million snow tires this fall and winter. He blames inventory accumulation for the pro- jected drop in the record 18.6 million in 1973. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1974 Chicago Q.I ulnerable. a> South you hold: 4A982 472 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 Pass 24 1 What action do vou lake'' vulnerable, as South you hold: 41095 VAJ10943 48 The bidding has proceeded? East South West North 3 4 Pass Pass 4 4 Pass What action do you take'' vulnerable, as South you hold: 46 f AQ1092 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 Pass 1 4 Pass Pass 2 NT Pass What do vou bid Q.6 vulnerable, as South vou hold: 4952 K98 4 A The bidding has proceeded'.' South West North East IV 14 24 Pass W'hat is voiir rebid? South, vou hold: 49 KQ10 4AKJ52 The bidding has proceeded" South West North East 1 4 Pass '1 Pass What do MHI bid Q.7 East-West vulnerable. As South vou hold- 4AQ8 476 The hiddins: has proceeded: West North east .South Pass. Pass 1 4 Dblr. 1 NT Pass Pass W'hat action do vou lake'.' AS Soulh. hold. 4J63 AQI0954 Thi- bidding has proct-.-d'-d South Wst North Eas( 1 9 Pass 2 Pass 3 W Pass 3 4 Pass 3 NT Pass 4 f Pass Q.8- As South, vulnerable ymi hold. 4AJ98 4AKK52 bidding has proceeded' South West North East 14 I Pass 2 9 Wh.ii on d bid Tl'VA 1nr Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SUNDAY, NOV. 3 Your birthday today: Once you get existing conditions straightened out, your coming year should have smooth, prosperous sailing, continue to cultivate faith and do your share in meaningful relationships. Today's com- plex natives ask advice often but seldom follow it. Their search for personal power re- quires self-knowledge, dis- cipline. ARIES (March 21-April Travels, fresh contacts are favored. At home, revise family plans and budgets: keep in touch with all concerned Guide close relatives on their own courses. TAURUS (April 20-May Perform your regular routine to foster local Sunday customs. Enjoy a full and interesting day, but be sure to count your cash and balance budgets before you go to bed tonight. GEMINI (May 21-June All in all, it's a happy day. Personal enterprises thrive and you find time for social, perhaps romantic encounters. Express yourself directly. CANCER Continue to clear your work areas and schedules. Make room for hobbies you've been wanting to pursue, particular- ly those that involve friendly competition LEO (July 23-Aug. Make your rounds all day. Visit friends and relatives you seldom get the chance to see. Whatever the occasion, give your very best appearance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Communion in its largest sense makes even routine communication meaningful. Don't pass up an opportunity to meet someone outside your circle. It's important later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Old companions that you've lost touch with, long-forgotten facts are of special impor- tance. Fresh information practically forces replanning of much of your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Now that you have a clear path ahead, make full use of it Make holiday journeys, take up your favorite sports and pastimes and self- improvement, including health care and serious study. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Every move you make will be watched and hopefully approved by all. Br- ing everyone with you on ex- cursions and outings, plan sensible activities to have a good time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. You're likely to find enough work that needs doing to keep you busy all day. Wrap it up early enough to get in some fun. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Coax new acquaintances to talk. Learn fresh aspects of stale routines in your career. Break clear of oid habits and attitudes PISCES (Feb. 19-March Home and family affairs prosper with a minimum of ef- fort. Scattered between the amenities and social events is serious talk. Listen well, speak your piece, too. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Your birthday today: Marks a turning point in your cycle of individual development. The coming year is mainly one of refining and tapering off from earlier harshness, perfecting your skills, preparing to move to a higher level next year Faith should be cultivated wholeheartedly. Today's natives are self reliant, often gifted in technical fields such as electronics. ARIES (March 21-April Round up those who touch on your home life: reach agreements and set new goals. Seek endorsement where it counts. Evening brings a chance for romance. TAURUS (April 20-May Relatives and neighbors are helpful, but be wary of letting their help decide .your course of action. Travel ac- complishes exactly what you want it to. GEMINI (May 21-June Start out early with a business-like approach to your obligations. Organize a bid for personal recognition and higher earnings. CANCER (June 21-July You are at a peak of personal magnetism, so it is more per- tinent than ever to stay busy. Go after your objectives, quickly claim your just rewards. LEO (July 23-Aug. Get out of the glare of public view as much as you can. You've got some maintenance to do, revisions in your thinking to make. Romantic ventures thrive VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Teamwork is the theme now. You can attract support from the powerful as well as those nearby. Move to bring an abstract ambition into reality. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Where you've done your homework, make your deeds official today, but leave risky or speculative projects for future development. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. You've got practically everything going for you now. Begin early, gather expert ad- vice as you go. Keep moving, there's more on the way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Confirm distant con- tacts, long-range projects today, adding nothing new- while perfecting the old. Legal matters can be settled quite successfully. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Partnership affairs take much of your attention. Unusual remedies are available for chronic problems. Take the time to say "thank AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Get right into your day of action, pursue broad outlines vigorously, indicating detail areas for later. Opportunity for promotion improves today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Mend your fences wherever needed. Advice from experts, progress reports on all sides offer en- couragement. Add something to your savings. A 6OOP oJlLL SEARCH FOR JUST BECAUSE i CANY compere.. .THE SHERIFF IS OVER AT THE POLLS GIVING -THE STUFF HOW COME NOU CLOSE ON ELECTION PAY? SALOON IS CLOSER ELECTION DAY. Peacock seen rail figures' Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Fred Peacock, minister of industry and commerce, maintained Thursday he hasn't seen any cost disclosures from the railways He was answering questions in the legislature from Art Dixon (SC-Calgary Millicani Mr Dixon wanted to know the minister's reac- tions to CPR statements in The Herald that cost dis- closures were being forwarded The CPR was backed up by an official of the Canadian Transport Commis- sion in an interview at a Cana- dian Grains rouncil meeting Whether 1hr department has received anv or not 1 can't LltABKR I CAWT COMPLAIN TT- I'VE LIVED A LONG, FULL 15 YEARS ff- WHILE YOU IN My LET MS TURW A OF 'x HITS THE My BE.-S-T- S'ELLlWe ALBUM THREE BEFORE i BECAME A rr_ AH WORKIM' TC? MOOS 1C PUTS VO' IW TH'-SWIWG O' -r THIWGS rr- -f 7 HI AND LOIS answer for." Mr. Peacock said "But as far as I'm concerned, we haven't. "What cost disclosure has been made up until this time has been very limited and is on a government basis." He told Mr Dixon Jean Marchand. federal minister of transport, planned to amend the Railways Act and introduce an Information of Canada Act to insure dis- closure Ottawa promised the western fuH cost on railway operations at a western Tonomic opportunities conference in the summer of (SOLLY, ARE YOU STILL WAITING FOR TO COME OUT AND PLAY CHECKERS. 6RANDPA? MAVE YOU TRIED OM THE BOY INJSTEAD BUGS BUNNY JUST THOUGHT I'D DROP 0 IN, WHAT'S NEW f NOTHIN6 AND I HAVE WATCHING l TELEVISION... WHATS I THOUGHT YA X EN JOYED VtEWIN'TH1 TUBE THIS IStTH FOURTH TIME IVE HAD TO LOOK AT THIS BLONDIE I'D LIKE. TO ROLL- MY" BOWLIMGBALL SIGHT THRU _ THEIR FUCHSIA OKAY BUT IF YOU GO 9OWLIMS. DON'T FJOTHE3 TO COM5 NOME -----1 i BUT I TO GO GOOD MEWS DEAR- TONISUT I'M GOING TO MY 6APOEM CLUB'S n i i i c i A J' FESTIVAL. O ARCHIE WE CAM PUT A MAN ON THE MOON, BUT YOU CAM'T PUT A BOY IN y IT'S THE. TRACK THE. FINALS IN BUDGETS! IT HAD TO SWIPE CANNON BALLS FROM THE LEGION LAWN FOR THE SHOT PUT X BORROW POLICE BARRICADES FOR HURDLES WE USE HUB-CAPS FOR THE T'S I'M USING you FOR A COACH HAGAR THE HORRIBLE PIP "tcC'LJ "rtXJR BEETLE BAILEY WELL, THAT MARROWS IT DOWN ARE MEN CAMP I CAN'T KNOW ALL WELL, BEETLE TME ONE BEETLE BA1LEV NAME PERSONALLY TUMBLEWEEDS WHERE TO TOPAV, LOTSA LUCK?