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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 7, 1974 Your horoscope By Dixon FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Your birthday today: Brings you to crossroads in all directions are potential cor- nucopias of plenty. Choose a main line of action now toward a definite goal, which you can visualize yourself achieving. Relationships grow favorably, become rather complex Today's natives are ambitious, include many who possess unusual personal characteristics, no two alike! ARIES (March 21-Af li Work efforts are better dedicated to general improve- ment than to immediate return Avoid fatigue by starting early; stay in trim. TAURUS (April 20-May Fellow workers are as co- operative as you let them be Friends are in contrary moods. Income is a sensitive area, subject to minor read- justment. GEMINI (May 21June Leave physical work to those who normally do it, minimize Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 7, 1974 The last spike to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental line was driven 89 years ago in 1885. The ceremony was performed at Craigellachie, B C by Donald A Smith, principal organizer of the company 1807 The Lewis and Clark expedition sighted the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River. 1836 Charles Green and two companions flew by balloon from London to Weilburg. Germany, 480 miles, in 18 hours. 1903 Liverpool University opened 1916 Woodrow Wilson was re-elected U S president on a peace platform. 1940 Galloping Gertie Narrows Bridge at Tacoma, Wash collapsed in a storm. even what you're accustomed to doing Career questions are debated, stir dissent among family. CANCER (June 21-July Close out the week's program, you have few chances later for revisions. Optimism is a wonderful state of mind, but don't charge too much on credit. LEO (July 23-Aug. Financial factors include phenomena you don't unders- tand fully, therefore assume nothing. Family matters are amenable to favorable change, enjoy what you have. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Consistency causes loved ones to disagree; drastic changes please them even less. Take time for serious study. Recheck recent history. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Your discovery of surprising facts doesn't mean you can cash in on them yet. Wait for more or the rest of the story. Bring home tokens of your deeper feelings. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Friends watch your gestures, listen to your words, may mis- interpret them all Letting well enough alone is still a fine art in managing finances SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. The right choice is rare today. Keep matters ten- tative, and general, fill in details later. The domestic scene deserves full attention. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Mixed opinions are part of today's picture. You find endorsement for almost any scheme, likewise dissent. It's best to follow your intuition. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Business enterprises thrive along conservative lines, overexpand on speculation Friends cheerful- ly recommend what they wouldn't do themselves. PISCES (Feb. 19-March You're on your own resources today and for some time to come. Don't make promises based on expec- tations or on the buying power of others. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF Chicago East-West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AK4 K10 4Q10964 WEST EAST 410985 4QJ62 Woid J8765 4A852 SOUTH AK9543 Q42 J3 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 4 9 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ten of It always seems right to ruff a loser with a low trump. However, it is not always wise to do this at thr first opportunity. On occasion. yea may need your low trump for more important duties. North-South reached game with a minimum of fuss The key bid in the auc- tion was North's raise to two hearts wijh only thrvr trumps. The alternative hid of one no trump would ap peal to many, but this de- partment prefers the raise with three trumps to an honor when the hand con- tains a ruffing as it does here in diamonds. West led trn of spades. and to declarer it seemed that the only problem lay m holding his diamond to one. That could be arrorn plished by ruffing the third diamond in dummy. With no further thought, declarer won the king of spades in dummy and led the king of diamonds. East took the ace and returned a spade. De- clarer won in dummy, led a diamond to his queen, and ruifed a diamond low. Now, he cashed the queen of trumps, but when West showed out declarer realized that he would have to lose a trump as well as two clubs, for down one. The 4-0 trump break was most unfortunate, but de- clarer could have overcome that had he not ruffed a dia- mond. After winning the first spade trick, correct torhnioijp js first to cash the queen of hearts. If both opponents follow, declarer knows trumps can be no worse than 3-1, and so he proceeds to ruff a diamond as before. However. when West fails to follow to the first trump, declarer must put all trumps to work in picking up East's trumps. He cannot afford to ruff a dia- mond in dummy for 'that uould dummy a trump short for this primary goal. Another method must be found to avoid the diamond loser. The winning line is for de clarer to continue hearts at trick East splits his honors, declarer wins, re- enters dummy with the re maining high spades and leads dummy's las) trump, drawing East's trumps with the help of a marked finesse. Nov. all that remains is to lead a low diamond to dum- ten. and when that forces the -ice declarer is home. LI1ABNER Ask Andy CEPHALOPODS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Gayle Savage, age 12, of Win- Man., Can., for her question: What are cephalopods? The world's cephalopods are strange looking animals that might be mistaken for visitors from an alien planet. They have neckless, boneless bodies and more than their share of legs. Most of them change color to match their moods and spread smoke screens to confuse their enemies. The giant cephalopod is a 60-foot monster of the deep. The word cephalopod means head footed. It is a suitable scientific term because a cephalopod's eight or more long legs are attached to his bulging head. Actually his sup- ple legs are tentacles, fitted with rows of gripping suckers. The eight-legged cephalopod is, of course, an octopus. His cousins include the frisky, jet- propelled squids, the cuttlefishes and the little nautilus, who hoists a papery white shell to sail over the waves. The more than 500 cephalopods belong to the sea. Though they have no outer shells, scientists classify them as mollusks, along with the clams and the snails. The body of the cuttlefish contains a bony sliver which may be the remains of a shell worn by his ancestors. All the cephalopods have blue blood and soft, boneless bodies. About 150 of them are oc- topuses that share the worldwide seas from shallow shores to the deep ocean. These are the eight-legged cephalopods. The smallest ones measure about two inches. The head and body of the giant octopus measures about 18 inches, though his mighty tentacles may spread 35 feet wide. He is a smart fellow, with large, keen eyes and a parrot-type beak. About 350 of the cephalopods are 10-tentacled squids. These frisky fellows shoot out squirts of water and travel by jet propulsion. A few species can jet themselves 20 feet into the air and often land on the decks of passing ships. Most squids are no longer than your fingers. But the giant of the family may measure almost 30 feet. He is the largest of all backboneless animals and one of the biggest monsters of the deep ocean. The 80 or so cuttlefishes are eight-legged cephalopods, famous for squirting ink to fool their foes. The body of the average cuttlefish is about 15 inches, plus tentacles of almost two feet. One of the most charming cephalopods is the argonaut, alias the paper nautilus. The female nautilus uses some of her many tentacles to create a graceful white parasol and uses it as a baby carriage to sail her eggs on top of the sunny waves. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntlngton Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb What are we supposed to believe any more? For several years I have diligently watched my intake of certain foods. Ex- cept for foods such as cakes, cookies and pancakes, I have specifically avoided eggs, cheeses, butter, and whole milk. Now, I read in the attached newspaper article that these are some of the very foods that would help to control cholesterol because of the lecithin in the egg yolks. What gives? What is lecithin? Is it any wonder that the public is all mixed up where diets are concerned? One doc- tor advises to "count calories." Another says to "avoid carbohydrates." Another counsels "drinking eight glasses of water a day." Dr. Lamb, what are we sup- posed to believe any more? Dear Reader There are many commercial interests in the health field. There are also a lot of completely un- qualified people and plain quacks pouring out a steady stream of misinformation to the public. I agree the public has ample reason to be con- fused The best I can tell you is to look to the person's qualifications or the qualifications of the source he Pun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter This shouldn't bother you unduly Each letter stands for a different digit. Of course the RACES will not be odd here! What do you make of it all? CARS ALL CARS AT RACES Thanks for an idea to Miss G. Stirk, Diss, England. (Answer tomorrow) quotes. As a case in point, the article advising lecithin you sent is based on ignorance. It is true, however, that cakes and cookies can be a source of fat and cholesterol. Years ago it was shown that you could in- ject lecithin into the bloodstream and it helped to clear the fats and cholesterol in the blood. Note that it was injected into the blood, not swallowed. In fact, our own body manufactures lecithin to put into the bloodstream for these purposes. It is manufactured from different basic, food blocks. Now that is far different from swallowing things. Lecithin that is swallowed, not injected into the bloodstream, is digested and never absorbed into the body, let alone into the bloodstream as lecithin. Meanwhile, untold numbers of people read the kind of thing you sent me and waste their money on pills that could be better spent on good, wholesome food. The limitation of fat, cholesterol, and calories to avoid obesity is the recommendation of a broad group of well-recognized scientists, including physicians and nutritionists. Their recommendations should be considered as from the best available source, as opposed to some untrained in- dividual's unscientific opinion. Dear Dr. Lamb I have read that grapefruit burns up fat and is therefore excellent for weight reduction. Please explain this myth, or truism. Dear Reader You were right the first time. It is a myth or. in plainer words, pure hokum. The calories in grapefruit are still calories and contribute to the total number of calories eaten. They do have a relatively low calorie content per weight or bulk, and they are good food, but that is as far as it goes. For information on losing weight, write to me in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551. Radio Citv Station. New York. NY 10019 and ask for (he booklet on losing weight Enclose 50 cents to cover costs HAWK1MS WAS THE DAUGHTER. 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