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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 15, 1974 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SAIUKUAY, NOV. 16 Your birthday today: Men- tal activity, fresh learning and the way you make sense of it all characterize your coming year Early in the year, im- aginative planning brings bpecial benefits that are sub- ject to revision and consolida- tion later Relationships provide great interest and moments of excitement Today's natives are natural politicians, generally admired by members of the opposite sex ARIES (March 21-April Events now are influenced by past and distant events Con- tinue to improve your earning power Take stock of how you stand in later hours TAURUS (April 20-May You can largely advance your own enterprises on this relatively quiet day Resist the temptation to waste time and energy since it's a good time to test your prospects GEMINI (May 21-June Cause inevitably produces effect If you are in on the m- tial cause, wait to see what happens If you know the end result, have the patience to track down the motive CANCER (June 21-July Aside from some temperamental moments, it's a great day for originality and finding better methods for getting things accomplished. LEO (July 23-Aug. You discover exciting moments and place unusual interest in the routines of the day. Slight- ly offbeat ventures and brief travels that give you a fresh viewpoint are favored VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Questions on the home front crowd out other con- siderations this weekend A long overdue change for the better that will make all concerned happier can be worked out LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Break away from outworn habits and their limitations Try different approaches and positive attitudes Take the trouble to voice deeper feelings SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov Go along with the tides of the' times Seek perspective from expert opinions, but make up your own mind about what you yourself want to do Renew old acquaintances Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 15, 1974 William Lyon Mackenzie King resigned as Canada's prime minister 26 years ago in 1948 He had held office 829 days, longer than any other Commonwealth prime minister He was succeeded by Louis St Laurent 1889 Brazil was proclaim- ed a republic 1906 Canada's first movie theatre opened in Toronto. It was later described as a "penny-m-a-slot" place. 1920 The League of Nations held its first meeting in Geneva 1943 Alberta and British Columbia coal miners ended a two-week strike. 1951 The first units of the 27th Canadian Brigade arrived at Hanover, Germany, under NATO agreement NOT MUCH LAND The earth's total surface area is about 197.2 million square miles, of which the land makes up only 57.2 million square miles Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1874 Chicago Trlbuiw North-South vulnerable. North deals. NORTH A6 A J64 WEST EAST 4J102 VQJ853 99 4107 SOUTH AK96 V AK104 QJ5 The bidding: North East South West Pass Pass INT Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Queen of V. Communication is the key to successful play in many instances. South forgot to establish liaison between his hand and dummy, and so went down in a Contract that should e been made. Smrc his partner was a iasspd hand. South felt it more imoortant to describe the strrncth and balanced nature of ni> hand than to worn, ahn-jt the fact that his suit was unstopped, so he elected to open one no North checked on his major holdings by in? the Stay-man and in keeping with the theory of the 's originator. South showed his spade suit first. North had just enough to raise directly to game. West led the queen of hearts, and East's nine smacked of a singleton. To eliminate possible ruffs, de- clarer won the king of hearts, cashed the ace and king of spades and tried the diamond finesse. East won the king, cashed the jack of spades and exited with a dia- mond. Declarer had two losing hearts and only one trump in dummy to ruff with, so he eventually lost a trick in each suit for down one. Declarer was a trifle hasty in drawing trumps. Since East would be ruffing in front of the closed hand, he would in effect be ruffing losing hearts, so declarer should first have established lines of communication. At trick two. South should take the diamond finesse, which loses to East. A diamond re turn to dummy's ace is as good as any. Declarer then crosses to his hand with the trump king and leads a club, durking in dummy. Now the defenders are helpless. Assume East returns a club Declarer wins in dummy, draws a second round of trumps, and cashes the 'jueen of diamonds, dis- carding a heart from the table. Now he leads the king of hearts. No matter what East does, declarer can ruff two hearts in dummy, using Hub ruffs as rr to hand Ask Andy SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Expect friends to give advice and impose upon you Be pleasant, hear their story, but don't commit your time and resources to their projects, no matter how temp- ting CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Get rid of items and ac- tivities that have lost their usefulness to you. Your favorite charity welcomes your "white which leave you free to pursue a new direction. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Seek a spiritual outlook in today's experience. Accept technical advice for what it is and settle your problem with common sense. Be open for new friendships. PISCES (Feb. 19-March You depart from routine and find different, more interesting and better methods Take on your responsibility in good spirit HUMMINGBIRDS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Ton- ja Wiemeyer, age 14, of Salt Lake City, Utah, for her question Where do hummingbirds go in the winter? Seventeen different hum- mingbirds spend the summer in North America where they build their mini-nests and raise their mini-chicks Six- teen of these species depart before the first frost and fly far south to spend the winter. The gorgeous little Anna hum- mingbird spends the winter in Southern California, where he lives as permanent resident We all enjoy those TV programs that show how bird experts tag the legs of migrating ducks, geese and other sizeable birds. Bird lovers around the world find some of these identification tags and return them, with notes on where and when. This patient global system enables experts to plot the migratory paths of most of the average birds However, the little hummer is not an average bird The peppy little character resists capture-with all his might Besides, how could a readable identification tag be attached to his tiny leg or removed9 Obviously bird banding is useless in tracing his winter whereabouts All we can do is gather reports from reliable observers as he arrives and departs Ducks and geese migrate in flocks, so just a few banded birds can be used to trace the paths of large groups. The spunky little hummer is a loner Hence, if an observer spies him in a remote village high m the Andes at Christ- mas time, we cannot be sure how he got there or whether the rest of his kinfolk favor the same winter home. Hence, our information on hummingbird migration is rather sketchy Of our 16 summer visitors, the two we know best are the rufous hummer who favors the West and the begemmed ruby- throated hummer who nests in eastern and central North America These favorites have been sighted during the winter season in various parts of Mexico but that is not the most remarkable chapter of their migration. It seems that many of these miraculous midgets stoke up on extra rations of small bugs and take off on 500-mile nonstop flights clear across the Gulf of Mexico. A few observers also report that some of the other species detour to spend a few days or perhaps the whole winter in Cuba. Other reliable observers report sightsmgs farther south in various remote regions of Central and South America Some insist that the rufous hummer may migrate to the snow-capped Andes, as high as feet. These remarkable feats are possible because the small hummingbird is one of nature's most dynamic packages of teeming energy If he were as big as a man, lie would consume 285 pounds of food a day His metabolism is so high that this imaginary man-size hummer would ooze 100 pounds of perspiration every day, just to keep his skin from boiling. 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) NEVE1; PROP A POX OF ON A KU6 HI, MARC t HOUIS THE SEWINS COMING FORTUNATELY My WALLET WAS EMPTY BUT MIS Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My hus- band is a 54-year-old electronic genius He's been a polio paraplegic for 22 years About a year ago he suffered a heart attack. He was forced to retire, temporarily he hopes. He leads a very sedentary life with a prudent diet and vitamin supplements He lost a necessary 60 pounds. Fre- quent angina attacks caused the doctor to prescribe four Isordils a day The problem is his weakness He has low pressure. Regardless of the quiet life, the diet and the calm ambiance, his energy level is alarmingly low. I appreciate all the insults to which he's been subjected and life has taught me patience, but why has he not regained strength' With so lit- tle effort he is completely ex- hausted His medical tests are all good He had one attack of gall stones with no recurrence I wonder if there's something missing in his diet which would increase his strength. Thank you for your patience and con- sideration. Dear Reader A man like your husband is going to be Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "It's only a 2-figure number." said Tom. "Easy to remember "Not for me." Harry told him "Not unless you've got one of your special gimmicks for it Tom smiled "Okay. I'll give you one It's what you get if you add the square of its last digit to the cube of its first What was the number'' Thanks for idea to G R Cussen. Brooklyn, N Y ----r- YES-AND THAT'S ANOTHER THING "L Ilf YOU'VE GOT A SQUEAKY PlR TOO' ARCHIE DON'T MENTION THANKS A X BUNCH ...FOR LENDING AAE YOUR SUN- I'LL MENTION IT.1 WHEN I TOOK 'EM OUT OF THE CASE, ONE BOW WAS BROKEN r AND ONE LENS HAD FALLEN HAGAR THE HORRIBLE TYIE FUTURE OF MANKIND." i WCWS AMP I'M 5 ALL TMAT STAMPS EUROPE AND BEETLE BAILEY J I LI'L ABNER TUMBLEWEEOS OUR reve-LDP-SP THAR MOSES IMTD SUPERB1 ROOT CAINf IMASIME TO KISS IN CASE WAS DESPERATE 'NUFF7D- THEY MARVELLOUS K> ROOTS, BUT WANTA RECOMMENP A PIP IN THE CREEK PONTPE RESURW 1 CAN'T KETCH 'EMI H0WM1GONMA PHOWN'EM? ;