Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
21 THE LETHIRIDOt HERALD November Ask Andy THE CICADAS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Denita age of New- port for her What exactly are Cicadas are true but when they arrive you might suspect that swarms of aliens have landed from a U.F.O. For the cicadas have big bulging whirring wings and many of them are tinged with green. They create a vibrating noise that is heard far and wide. No they are not aliens. Cicadas are certain insects that appear for a few then disappear for ten or perhaps 17 years In the summer of many people in Southern and Central states reported plagues of locusts which are wretched insects that arrive in swarms and devour every green leaf in sight. In Colonial entire crops were stripped bare by these but nowadays these famished locusts are rather rare Those swarms of insects that arrived in 1972 were cicadas there was nothing to fear because these big buzz- ing insects do not eat during their brief visits. They are interested only in mating and depositing eggs for the next cicada appearance This may be after a after three or ten years and one species will not be heard from again for 17 years. The true locusts are members of the grasshopper clan They have one pair of ex- tra long strong legs for leap- ing and two pairs of large wings The two leathery front wings cover a pair of gauzy flying wings that open like fans These insects are not related to the who belong in the family Cicadidae A cicada is about the size of a grasshopper and he has the same sort of a bullet-shaped head with big round eyes But he does not have that extra large pair of leaping legs and his two pairs of large dainty wings are gauze that catches glints of rainbow colors from the sunbeams The female cicada deposits her one at a in the wrinkled bark of a tree trunk When they the tiny wingless youngsters drop to the ground and burrow below. These immature larvae are called nymphs and they will molt several times before they emerge as winged adult cicadas Meantime they live un- feeding on sap from the roots of plants. Now comes the strange part. There are several cicada species and their nymph stage varies from one to 17 years All that time they stay below and emerge only to spend a few exciting days as adults. After the brief mating season they die and the ground is strewn with their dainty bodies. Patient scientists have trac- ed the life histories of the common cicadas and they can predict when and where the most numerous broods are likely to appear. For next summer broods of the 17- year cicadas are expected to appear in the Carolinas and also in parts of the midwestern and northern states. Just they are not greedy locusts QuMtlons asked by child- ren of Herald should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box. Huntington California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures Bv J. A. H. HUNTER Harry looked up. can't be that he exclaimed. clock's okay to Ted told him. replied Harry says twelve minutes after His friend was smiling need new glasses. You're looking at its reflec- tion in that big mirror on the opposite No peeking at a watch now What time did the clock really show' Yesterday's TIME was 1497. FEW OWN CARS NEW DELHI There are cars in an average of about one for every 1.000 but the govern- ment owns half of Oil Minister D K Barooah told Parliament Monday. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN C im. TrltMi North-South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AJ5 V Q 10 9 8 3 2 0 J8 4854 WEST EAST A168C43 0 K 10 7 6 2 09543 10 J 47832 SOUTH AKJ V AK J65 0 AQ 4.AKQJ The South West North East 2 V Pass 4 V Piss Pass Paw Pats Opening Four of Winning dummy play is of- ten a matter of percentages. The successful declarer is the one who can uncover more than one chance and combine them to give him- self the maximum opportu- nity to make his contract. North's response of four hearts to his partner's de- mand opening bid of two hearts is a specialized weap- on. It shows good trump sup- while at the same time denying any first- or second- round control. Despite the fact that he knew from the auction that North had no king or South elected to gamble out the small slam in hearts be- cause there were many hands that North could hold that would make twelve tricks a near certainty. U1ABNER Since the auction had an- nounced that declarer was unlikely to have any worries about the trump West selected the four of hearts as his safest opening lead. When dummy came it appeared that declarer's chances of success hinged on a winning diamond finesse- one of dummy's spades could be discarded on the fourth club. that play offered only a 50 per cent and declarer found a combination play that gave him considerably better odds. South won the opening lead in his hand with the king and played four rounds of discarding a spade from dummy. He crossed to the table by overtaking the jack of hearts and led the jack of spades. There was no point to so East rose with the ace and shifted to a diamond. Declarer won the discarded a dia- mond from dummy on the king of and ruffed the queen of diamonds in dummy. Thus he lost only one spade trick. Observe that it cost de- clarer nothing to play a spade before taking the dia- mond finesse. Assume that the ace and queen of spades are in the West and declarer loses the spade trick to who leads an- other spade. Declarer ruffs in dummy and then takes the diamond finesse. Leading the spade first gave declarer two chances instead of one. Your horoscope Wjj BnftlM hy cfcarltt sdwU NOV. 15 YMF birthday You will be way ahead if you put off new ventures until at least the beginning of the interim is best used for preparations. Today's natives have generally high com- petence for often are much admired by opposite sex. ARIES Do what you can on your your ideas run ahead of those of your colleagues. Check your budget. TAURUS 2f-May Home and local social connec- tions gain stronger involve more activity. Tact is an essential part of the whole situation GEMINI 21-June Enlisting support of important people works much better than making another circuit of those who have tired of your regular stones. CANCER 21-July If you are steward for other people's the most important thing you can do now is redeem that respon- sibility faithfully. LEO 23-Aug. Friends and relatives get into the act on your turn everything around nicely if you will let them. VIRGO 23-Sept. Satisfactory results come with gentle persua- sion rather than impersonal demands Self-improvement is key to success. LIBRA 23 -Oct. Be sure you do not raise ad- ditional issues needlessly. One impasse is quite enough to resolve at any one par- ticularly at home. SCORPIO 23 Nov. Strong as today's movements they are in the long' run temporary ex- and best treated as such. Watch expenditures. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. You can triumphant- ly'pursue social opportunity wherever it but expect business slack co- disinterest. CAPRICORN 22-Jan.' The low point in your energy cycle and you are on your way up with a better idea of how to go about current enterprises AQUARIUS 29-Feb. Check for accuracy. Display your highest good humor in the doing. There can be no successful once-over- lightly for the moment. PISCES Hurrying merely means you skip some item you must go back over later when no time is available. Do first things first and right. The Chicago Tribune Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB Several months ago I was hospitalized for subacute bacterial endocarditis. It was explained as bacteria m the heart valve. My temperature was erratic and went as high as 103 degrees. I felt tired and lifeless all the time. After 10 days of intravenous the symptoms disappeared. Could you please explain this disease more fully' Two weeks ago I had a test called cardiac catheterization The doctor told me I have a leak- ing valve on the top right side of my heart. Do you think I can continue rny normal such as bike riding and I am 25 years old Do you think it will cause me a problem DEAR READER That's a pretty good description of subacute bacterial endocar- ditis. It happens when bacteria get into the bloodstream and lodge in the heart Once they begin to multiply and set up a bacterial growth in the usually on the although it can occur where there is a birth defect in the heart also. The growing bacteria tend to break off and keep on releas- ing bacteria into the bloodstream. The infection this way can be spread to other parts of the body. The temperature tends to as you experienced. It certainly can weaken you. Large doses of antibiotics are usually required to eliminate the infection. Once the infec- tion is gone you should be except for any damage the actual infection may have like to a heart valve. I can't really say how much trouble you may have in the future because the data from your test is important in help- ing make these kinds of judgments. It is that if it is just a leaky valve and it is really on the right side of the heart that you may have less of a problem than if it were on the left side of the heart. there are two valves on the right side that you could be speaking about. You are for- tunate that the left side of the heart was apparently not affected. You should talk to your doc- tor who has your test results before deciding just how much activity you can have. If it is a mild leak on the right side he may agree that you can resume fairly normal activity and enjoy sports. It is quite important that in the future you protect yourself against another attack of en- docarditis. To this end you should have antibiotics during any respiratory illness and any operation This includes dental most specifically including the time you have your teeth cleaned Be sure you have your program outlined to be able to do this in the future. You are a 4ikely candidate to have this problem if you don't pay attention to us- ing medicine to prevent future episodes. Send your questions to Dr. in care of this new- P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on low blood send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 14 New York World reporter Nellie Bly left New York 84 years ago today in 1889 in an attempt to better the world record established by Jules Verne's hero in Around the Wnrld in Eighty Days. She made it with time to spare in 72 six hours and 11 minutes. 1953 President Eisenhower addressed the Canadian Senate and Com- mons in Ottawa. 1848 Prince Charles was born to Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. 1891 Sir Frederick Ban- Canadian co-discoverer of was born. 1H5 The London Gazette first appeared. IMS Byzantine emperor Justinian died. BLOWING his own a Brazilian youngster sneaks his own solo into the festivi- ties at an Independence Day parade in Rio De Janeiro. eur UVE HAPPILY EVER. AFTER WITH VO'U. 0MISS MAM SADIE HAWKINS PRE-CHCKSHON ISASRXltfS ftUTMOWKIM AMMHAPPV MARMIDfO DAISY MAft I WONDER WHAT 6RAPE I60T...I HATE TO LOOK... SHORT RIBS byfmki'Mti THIS IS BEAUY AMD MISSIONARY IS OUT OP SKSHT ANTHIWRJUSIST HAS SOME UP TEN 0AM SHELLS A POUND. 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