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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHMIDQE HERALD November Ask Andy THE OPOSSUM Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Bruce age of for her Does u opossum sleep aaag- jsjg Mttde You don't often see a 'possum dangling by his tail from a bough. But chances are you can find a photograph of this remarkable sight in a nature book at the library. Notice that his bright round eyes are open. Obviously he is wide awake. .He would never think of taking a nap in this upside down position. The opossum takes his long nap during the daytime like most wild he takes care to hide himself while he sleeps. For one his woodsy world is patrolled by bobcats and hawks and a long list of other hungry fellows who enjoy opossum meat for dinner. His hideaway may be a deserted burrow or a hollow tree. An opposum nam- ed Gerald rents a small cavelet under a waterfall in Andy's backyard. An opossum's little den is lined with a comfortable layer of crisp grasses and dry leaves. Naturally a mother opossum shares it with her brood of growing youngsters. But the adults prefer to live alone and usually a den is oc- cupied by one male or one female. There he or she spends the curled up and fast asleep. In the late the opossum comes forth into a shadowy world. He pokes out his nose' to test for whiffs of known enemies and perhaps a few sniffs of suitable food. Soon his bright eyes are used to the darkness and he ven- tures a few careful steps from his door. If the world seems he begins his nightly prowl for assorted meats and vegetables. The opossum is a great tree climber. Sometimes he scrambles up in the branches to escape dogs and other blood-thirsty opossum enemies. Sometimes he climbs up to gather berries and other fruit for desert especially persimmons. And sometimes he hangs onto a bough with his tail and lets go. His head.and fat furry body dangle upside while he watches what goes on in the shadowy night-time world. The opossum has a hairless tail that can wind around objects and hold on. It is called a or tail. the tail of an older opossum tends to lose some of its grip. if you see an opossum dangling upside down among the shadowy you can be fairly sure that he is a young fellow. And he will not go to sleep in this remarkable position. The mother opossum gives birth to a dozen or more helpless little babes. For about ten weeks they are fed from milk faucets in her pouch. Then they come out and cling to her fur while she goes forth on her nightly rounds. Life for the opossums is very risky and some of the broods are sure to be lost. At about 14 the survivors go off to find dens for themselves and the lucky ones can expect to live about two years. askediby child- ran of Herald should be mailed to Ask P.O. Bex. Huntlngtoit California Chronicle Publishing Co. Fun with figures By J. H. HUNTER me a said Betty. get it back Ron checked his cash. if you guess how much I he replied. I gave you half my dollars and you gave me 99 cents I'd have just three bucks less than twice what I've Thanks for an idea to R. D. Penn- sylvania. Friday's Price GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN tm. TM CMCtN BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. Both as South you 4KJ8 OKQ5 The bidding has West North East 2 NT Pus 4 NT Pass What do you bid Pass. North't response WM not request for ices but a quantitative raise In no trump. It requests you to to on to flam If you are holding maximum two no trump opening but with only a an abtolute mini- mum for your opening yon mutt decline the invitation. Q. 2 North-South vulner- as South you OAJ93 The bidding has West North East Sooth 1 0 Dble. Paic What do you heart Over the takeout you do not hive the valuei for a bid of one no which would ihow points. Nor are your diamonds food enough to pan for penalties. you an forced to bid a three-card and you should ehooM your lowest ranking. Re- you are not really bid- ding a of your but supporting a cult partner hat shown with his takeout double. Q. 3 Neither as South you 4.KQ93 083 4.KMZ The bidding has West North 1 0 DMe. Pan 3 Pau What do you bid Partner's double jump not show but a long suit without too much In high While you have a superb fit for you hold nothing In re- serve for your takeout double. you should pass. Q. 4 Neither as South you OAQJtt The bidding has Norm East South ..What is ferrod to diamonds It you sUfbUy totter pajfwaV to haftdH the awetloo. Partswr Is free to Intro- duce a diamond suit If he has and If he raises clubs you can test the waters with thret hearts. Q. 5 Neither as South you OKQJ93 AAQ872 The bidding has North East South 1 V Put What is your time you have two five-card and your Inten- tion should be to bid both of them. Accordingly. bid them In the natural higher- ranking suit first. If you bid clubs the auction could get un- comfortably high If the hand ls a misfit Q. as South you J 4AK102 The bidding has Sooth Weit North Eait 1 Paci 1 4 Pass f What do you bid spades. We would pre- fer a holding of four trumps to raise responded but an al- ternative of no trump with a weak doubleton In the unbld suit ls more unappetising. With three trumps to an honor and a ruffing we have nothing to be ashamed of. as South you OfS The bidding has North Eart South 1 Pau What do you spade. You do not have the values for a two-over-one re- sponse of two Should part- ner rebld OSM you can then take out to two and partner should the message that you have an unbalanced hand with clubs possibly than spades. Q. 8 Neither as South you 2 VAQJS3 OSS The bidding has South West North East 1 I NT Pace What do you bid Partner rates to be long ta the minor for he ceold neither respond spade nor raise hearu. A rebld of two hearts over no trump would suggest a six-card heart salt for Mondajf J Your horoscope tyJMMRXM NOV. Year Urtaeay With the way becomes straight and clear instead of try it. tem- porary responsibilities are thrust upon you this learn to say and to size up what you can carry without complaint. Today's natives have many a sense of destiny and duty. ARIES 21-Aprll Yesterday's ideas and conflicts continue if you .haven't hit.on the right solution. Stick to your get a fair amount of routines done. TAURUS 2t-May Your personal plans are a bit expansive or expensive and clash with the needs of your career and the projects others have well under way. GEMINI Zl-Jnne Secret playing both ends against the will bring you up with an embarrassing situation later. CANCER 21-July Concentrate on the job at hand while you are about when you're put it completely out of mind. LEO 23-Aug. Group close super- given or are to be avoided if you reasonably can. Do something in preference. VIRGO 23-Sept. You probably know exactly what you want today. The question is whether the ex- pense of getting it it within reach. LIBRA some thread snaps and tension is released. Just be sure what you do so swiftly is fair and aimed at the right SCORPIO a-Nov. Enforced calm and the sereni- ty to be objective bring with them fascinating insight into what you've been doing and where it leads. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Everybody you know tries to include you in one deal or another. Aside from the purely measure all by some practical standard. CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Organization or rearrangement of what you had started proceeds hardly a move wasted. Be diligent and wary. AQUARIUS 2t-Peb. Personal projects can be advanced somewhat on strict- ly orthodox lines but stay away from the frills. PISCES 19-March The feeling today is that you are chasing vague romantic at the expense of something sen- sible. The Chicago Tribune WHW Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB -1 am a man past 80 years of age. We just celebrated our 59th wedding anniversary. We even have five great- grandsons. I can shave with a straight razor. My hands are steady. Now the problems. The past six months I have been troubled with dizziness. When I change from the ver- tical to especially when I lie down on my right the room turns around with me it seems. The doctor prescribed Antivert but they did not help. My second problem is forgetfulness. If I go in the next room for I can't remember what I went for. It is very embarrassing to forget names that I knew for years. Do you think this is due to the drying up of the capillaries leading to the 1 have angina but I always carry my nitroglycerin tablets with which give me immediate relief. Please write about my two problems. It may help others as well. DEAR READER You are to be congratulated on such a full and obviously rewarding life. you seem to do very well in expressing your problem.' I'm afraid that all of your problems are related to the same thing. The changes in your arteries are probably causing your memory problems and your angina. People often forget Flashback The first of the two Northwest Rebellions by the Metis under Louis Kiel broke out 104 years ago today in 1869. The boatmen and carters of the Red River in what was then known as Rupert's were alarmed at the possibility of a rush of Canadian immigrants into the area when Hudson's Bay Co. handed over- jur- isdiction to the government of Canada. The subsequent rising brought about the creation of Manitoba. IMl The world's first atomic power-generating plant was opened in England. Lieut. Philip Mount- batten was made the Duke of the day before his wedding to Princess who later became Queen Elizabeth n. IMl The British offensive in Libya began during the Se- cond World War. 1SS3 The inventor Sir William Siemens died. 14W- Columbus discovered Puerto Rico. that the disease that causes heart attacks and angina is really a disease of the arteries. It can affect any artery in the body. That is ex- actly why heart transplants and artificial hearts will never be satisfactory for treating the majority of heart disease problems. What we in most is a way to cure or prevent the disease in the all over the body. Your dizziness is most likely due to the fatty deposits in the arteries that supply blood to the balance mechanism in the ear. your doctor was right to give you Antivert. You should go back to as he may want to change the amount or type of medicine. You should do your best to cut down on the fat in your food. It does help if a person is eating too much par- ticularly too much saturated fat. In doing don't neglect to get your and minerals. Since you stated in the rest of your letter that you read my you probably know my views on diet to pre- vent heart and vascular dis- ease. Use fortified skim lean fish and poultry. Use equal amounts of poultry and mammal meat. Avoid fats in cooking and use plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you should be try to eliminate gradually the excess pounds. If you don't get much exer- start a daily walking program. Even when people have memory problems in later there is some evidence that memory training techni- ques will help some. I'd suggest that you look in your local bookstore for some or- dinary books on memory training and try some of their suggested techniques. You can train the at least within limits. It might even be fun to try it. Scad yoar qiettioas to Dr. ia care of this new- P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on con- seed 51 cents to the tame address and ask for booklet. COMPOSER DIES West Ger- many The Italian composer and conductor Bruno Maderna has died in hospital here at the age of his widow said today. Mader- who had lung died last Tuesday evening while listening to a recording of his favorite Mozart's Don eight days after he had learned he was to be ap- pointed permanent guest con- ductor of the British Broad- casting Corporation next year. AMIS IFHEREALWUVES HE'LL ME KETCH HIM AT LOOK CHILtLT- HE MIGHT NOTHAVE AT TW SECOND TtftM TERRIFIED rt I fli RU6 A LITTLE NEAT5-RWTOILON I THINK HE OUTSIDE HE SAID SOMETH1N6 ABOUT H0U NEAT IT IUAS WALKING AROUNP WITH CLOVES ON FEET IN THE WINTER SHORT MBS byfrMki'ml HEAR ABOUT fHfi NEW TEN PERCENT TAX THST HE MUST BE TMESOQD ____ _ .iMNasws 90 PER JHAS DON5 HAS LIFTED THE TV 9XK0UT ON THE ITS NOT HIS fiVJLT THERE AflF NO TV SETS IN THE W.OHDIE by cMcytMf I'M SO MAD AT MYSELF--JULIUS AND i HAD QUARREL LAST I HIT HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH THE BRBADBOX IT CERTAINLY IS- NOW THE LJD WOW'T CLOSE THAT'S TERRIBLE.' 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