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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, November LETHBRIDGE Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon Ask Andy TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Your birthday today: The new" outnumbers the "old" 11 about you this year. In the arly months you close out )ng-existing ventures in con- itions never dreamed of you started them. The ast quarter sees you into a ?hole new set of enterprises, omething different to learn very day. Today's natives lave intense magnetic a strong inclination o pursue secret work. ARIES (March 21-April Cxpect confrontation, mainly m matters of principle. Be irm. but make concessions mce you see what's practical, vlake sure you record your' rhoices' TAURUS (April 20-May U work, give special con- sideration to other's suscep- ibility to sharp words, wwever well deserved. Try to ivoid pressure. Get extra GEMINI (May 21-June Associates are out of sorts, so here's nobody to rely on just low. Things pertaining to suddenly become very jxpensive. Travel is held up. CANCER (June 21-July 3ersonal plans stall. Fulfill rour most urgent respon- ibilities. If you can't avoid erious negotiations, keep hem to an absolute ninimum. LEO (July 23-Aug. Ceep out of secret deals. So- ailed facts aren't necessarily omplete or accurate. Your oncern for associates. feelings makes all the differences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. II you fuss with tiny details today, you'll miss the main idea. Any combination of friends and finances runs to impractical complexity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Business is subject to odd con- ditions, overreactions Make no hasty decisions. The less you depend on mechanical equipment, the better. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Make sure you have your facts straight. Put off legal actions where feasible. Concentrate on basic issues, recognizing previously unknown factors. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Discretion is hard to maintain. Contain your urge lor drastic action; a "cure" today can be worse than the il- lness. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Make no endorsements, sign no contracts Hasty ac- tion brings immediate results, much harsher than expected. Outside help is nil today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Everybody strives to keep his distance, and you manage best by minding your own affairs. Decisions made now have lasting impact. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Face limitations, close out unprofitable ventures. Avoid speculation, stick with what you know. Keep purchases within your means. Qoren on Bridge CARNIVOROUS PLANTS Andy sends a complete 20- jrolume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Mick E. Dagas, age 13, of Huntsville, Ala., for his question: Where do we find carnivorous plants? No doubt you have heard fantastic tales about meat- eating plants lurking in steamy jungles to grab a pass- ing traveler. Well, fantastic is just about the right word for such yarns. All of the earth's carnivorous plants are quite smallish. They are called insecitvorous plants because none of them can consume anything much bigger than a bug. The plant world provides the breatheable oxygen for all living things on the earth. Directly or indirectly, it also provides the foods of the animal kingdom. The notion that certain carnivorous plants eat meat seems rather odd because, as we know, most plants can use sunlight to manufacture their basic food from air and water. Sometimes we tend to forget that plants also need a balanced diet of dissolved chemicals, which they nor- mally absorb from the soil. Nowadays, our hungry world must face the fact that the stretches of fertile soil are limited. Vast areas are unable to grow crops because they are deficient in certain essen- tial plant foods. Ages ago, the ancestors of the carnivorous plants found themselves in soggy regions, where the soil was either too short of nitrogen or too acid for normal plant survival. But these impoverished plants did not give up. Gradually they adapted themselves to trap and digest their needed chemicals from the bodies of passing insects. This is why we find most of the car- nivorous or insectivorous plants growing in soggy, acid- type soils that are deficient in nitrogen chemicals. The pretty sundew thrives in moist, acid soils around the globe. Its flat rosette of pinkish leaves are hungry lit- tle spoons, baited with drops of dewy moisture. Apart from the arid Southwest, they are found in most moist nitrogen- poor soils of North America. In certain shady, muddy regions of Australia, the largest sundews are three feet wide. The Venus' flytrap belongs in the sundew family. It manages to survive in the soggy nitrogen-poor regions of the Carolinas. Its leaves are little traps with spiked edges that snap shut with the featherweight touch of a fly. The tall pitcher plant thrives in soggy nitrogen-poor bogs and marshes throughout the eastern parts of North America A somewhat shorter pitcher plant is found in the mountain swamps of Califor- nia and southern Oregon. Its graceful leaves, baited with fragrance to trap passing insects, may be one, two or three feet tall. Its taller stems droop over with lovely pale yellow or purple blossoms. Perhaps the pitcher plant is the prettiest of all the car- nivorous plants. In any case, it was selected to be the official plant of Canada's New- foundland. 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) IY CHARLES H.GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1974 1 vulnerable, a.s uth you hold: A982 VAK532 47? le bidding has proceeded'.' est North East South Pass 2 hat action do you take? Pass. 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Hear in mind ih.it a jump three would not hi- tore and partner pass on nd that m.ii.e K.IHH- posit e tours Smith, vulnerable. hold: J63WAUI0954 4AKX le bidding has proceeded" .uth West North East Pass 2 Pass Pass. 3 Pass V'T Pass -1 Pass hat do you 'ud now'.' hc.ins has shown hand first n-v responding ihr {wo IcM-l. thru show C spade and Mib qwti'l> supportinc th'-rciore. have 1he neressarv prndin approarh 1n cue hid jour minor -.mi .IM s partner has EX- MOTHER' OF H, GRANrWPTHC-fi: WHOACG HOW ALL. HEIRS TO HIS- TITLE IT Of? HOT SHOT] YOUR SINGLE PAYS ARE NUMPEREPJ! HERE COMES MISTER TDMPLEWEEP5J ARE VOU STILL HIM TO MARKY YOU; AUNT NONE OF YOUR YOON'G LAPY: ;