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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1I_THI llTHMUOOi'MllULD-WidnMdiy. NovMllMr Ask Andy EARTH'S SPBUU Andy semis a complete 30- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kim age of for her How many miles the earth ft- arwad a The Spaceship Earth spins like a top and circles the sun while swirling around a great orbit through the Galaxy. What's our dizzy old spaceship performs these curlycues at different speeds and with slight variations. For it travels around the sun slightly faster in December than in July. And the ground at the equator spins faster than it does at Oregon. Our big round globe spins around its a sort of line straight through the middle from pole to pole. This motion is called rotation and the average length 'of one rotation is 23 56 minutes and 4.098 seconds. During this period of which is a calendar the big ball spins completely around like a top. It rotates altogether as a solid unit because of its spherical some parts must spin around faster than others The axis through the middle stays still while the rest of the earth spins around it. Hence the two poles at the two ends of the axis do not rotate. From these two the earth's surface bulges outward to the wide equator. The distance between the bulging equator and the poles is marked off in smaller and smaller circles of latitude. All these circles make one rotation in about 24 hours and the big ones must spin faster than the smaller ones. If you stand on the the ground beneath your feet spins around at about miles per hour. Here the spinning speed is about 508 yards per second. From the the two hemispheres curve toward the the spinning circles of latitude get smaller and their rotation speed decreases. Latitude 30 degrees runs across southern Texas. There the surface of the earth spins around at about 439 yards per second. Let's travel farther north to Latitude 60 which runs along the southern shore of Alaska. There the surface rotation speed is reduced to about 255 yank per second. Farther the ipeed decreases and at Latitude 90 which It the North it dwindles to nothing. the earth it also revolves along its orbit around the sun. Its average orbital speed is per hour which is r.u'les per minute or 18 tt miles per second. This speed is the same at the at the at Oregon and everywhere else on earth. While the Spaceship Earth spins on its axis and orbits the it also travels with the Solar System on an enormous tour through the starry galax- y. The speed of this grand tour is miles per hour which is almost 12 miles per second. At this it takes 200 million years to complete one enormous orbit through the Galaxy. by child- rwi of Herald rcadcra malted to P.O. Box. Huntmgton California Chronicle Publishing Co. Pun with figures these are your said as the two small boys entered the room. thought you had Judy replied. the big one but he's away at Ken smiled. old are you he asked the boys. Peter grinned. half as old as Bob was when Jim was half as old as I he declared. Jim had been figuring too. half as old as Pete will be when I'm half as old as Bob he announced. How old was Bob7 Yesterday's TALK was 1973 IRRIGATION COSTS It cost vegetable growers in Alberta to irrigate their lands in 1972 Qoren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN e TrlkwM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A832 S7QJ6 0 83 4AKQJ7 WEST EAST 4AKQJ4 OK62 OJ975 4k 8 10 4 3 SOUTH A76 V A K U 7 0 A Q IB 4 The Ssntls West North East 1 2 A Pan 2 0 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass Pass pass Opening King of Proponents of five-card ma- jor sidt openings stress the bidding comfort they obtain knowing that opener has five cards whenever he opdns a major suit. They seldom mention that a 4-3 fit can be more than Hwueh the play might need some care. Today's hand could prove awkward for those who are compelled to open one dia- mond and then have to for a rebid over part- ner's two club response. They might reach a five chib contract that can be defeated with good defense. Natural ended hi the excellent four heart con- tract that needed only a modi- of care to be brougJit home. Note that South had no qualms about contracting for game even tbo he knew that his partner was unlike- ly to bold more than three hearts for his delayed jump raise. The first two tricks were won by the king and jack of and West continued with the ace of spades. De- clarer's natural instinct was to but he realized that this might not be the win- ning play. To ruff would mean shortening his trump holding to three cards. Since the combined heart suit in declarer's hand and dummy was only seven that 1 meant that the defenders had a total of six trumps. Six missing cards are likely to divide 4-2 most of the so if declarer ruffed the third the defenders would then have control of the hand because one of them held a long trump. there was no need for declarer to for he had a simple ploy to counter the defenders' forc- ing game. Instead of ruffing the third declarer discarded a diamond. This left the defenders without resource. If West continued declarer would ruff high in dummy while discarding from his A shift would also be to no for declarer draw all the out- standing trumps and come to 10 tricks via four trump the ace of diamonds and five chita. Your horoscope Iv Jim HUN NOV. tt YMT Urthtoy This year the Sun moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius at a.m. EST. The time variei in other 'years. Thanksgiving also falls on different dates. You nave a great deal to be thankful whether you are a Scorpion or a as the coming year will be generally and bring increasing capacity for extended sensory percep- tion. Today's natives seek 'usable often master precision skills. ARIES 21-AprU You will thrive and feel much better if you share whatever you have with those who have without condescension. TAURUS Family discussions tend toward choosing up sides for a prolonged bicker. Stay out of itas neither side is completely presented. GEMINI 21-Jwe Whenever there is a lull in festivity let your thoughts dwell on how great things are in contrast with what they might be. CANCER Zl-July You have unfinished business to pursue as well as creature comforts to enjoy you have much to give thanks for. LEO 23-Aug. It's up to you to realize conditions have blown on past where they were. Let bygones be pray that others will do likewise. VIRGO ZMert. A little snoptalk late hi the day can start a good idea sprouting for you. Concentrate on the subtle nuances of family ties. LIBRA 28-Oct. Be easy on forgive all those who have been dif- give thanks that things are as well as they are. SCORPIO 23-Nov. You are in the tantalizing spot of having some ideas and not the appropriate con- ditions for applying them. Ad- journ business for the day. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. You needn't ask for favors nor the return of what you've lent It is better not to discuss plans or intentions today. CAPRICORN 22-Ju. See that whatever has been plaguing you is about finished. Be clear and definite in letting your loved dies know of your feelings. AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Suspend all business for the day and the rest of the if you can. It is time to pursue spiritual ad- vancement PISCES 19-March With all under enjoy Thanksgiving despite the probability that you will have a great deal of work to do. The Chicago Tribune Lawrence Lamb M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB My doctor says I have triglycendes in my blood. I never heard of it before. What is the difference between triglycerides .and I try to keep my weight down and not use too much fats. Please tell me what to do. My old doctor would have ed and told me but he and I had to get another -doctor. He tell me anything. I'm not afraid to know what is wrong. DEAR READER Triglycendes is a scientific name for fats Most of the fat in our and that we is in this form. What your doc- tor is telling you is that you have too much fat in your blood. Cholesterol is not actually a although it is a waxy material. It is formed by the liver The liver can make it from too many calories of any including carbohydrates and even protiens. Whenever you eat more calories than your body there is a probability that your liver will form excess amounts of cholesterol. You can also get more cholesterol from the food you eat. Egg yolks'and organ meats are the most common foods that contain lots of cholesterol. The cholesterol with the fat forms small particles that can be deposited in the wall of arteries causing which leads .to heart and other problems. Some people require special care to help control their blood fats and cholesterol. The can do much better by decreasing' their body fat. This means decreasing the number of calories eaten and increasing physical activity. You are wise to limit the fat in your diet. You might make a point to include more poultry and fish in your diet and less mammal meat if you to use lots of it. You can also use low fat dairy such as fortified skim milk and uncreamed cot- tage cheese. Prepare your foods .using corn oil or safflower oil at home. Limit the fatty salad dressings and the high calorie desserts. And a word about your new doctor. He would probably en- joy talking to you more. Most doctors actually did go into medicine because they enjoy doing things for people. The problem often is that they simply can't. The modern medical system has forced each doctor to see a lot of patients just to keep the office open. I sometimes think doc- tors have to see too many patients a busy doctor with lots of responsibility can't take the time to explain all about foods and living patterns. If he he wouldn't be able to see all of the patients that need to see him. This is too bad because some of these aspects of health care are very impor- tant factors in how people get along with their problems. This is why I think we must try to do more to help people help themselves. Increasing a doctor's responsibility to see more and more even with the aid of new office and new expen- sive equipment is not going to make it any easier for him to have the time to explain a lot or spend much time with each of his patients. Enterprise 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 send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. ARE-COO WRITING TO AN ANYBODY CAN AFFORD A IS BEING OVERPAID MR. I'M. PICKING UP THE CHECK FDR THIS LUNCH TODAY OKAY BUT WHEN WE GET BACK TO THE REMIND ME TO CUT YOUR SALARY EVERYTHING IS ON SO EAT HEARTILY r BEETLE BAILEY AND you I lose AIR RAID I MAD NEW INSTALLEP WHEPE'S BEEN LATELY SEEN I MlM TO AiR PAID SHELTER LAST WEEK Flashbaek By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 21 Gen. James Murray was ap- pointed governor-in-chief of Canada 210 years ago today in 1763. He had been made governor of Quebec when the territory was occupied during the Seven Years War but un- der the Peace of Paris Quebec was ceded to Canada. Because of his policy of conciliation towards the Murray was recalled to England three years later to face charges of partiality. These were dis- missed but he never returned to although he held his post until 1768. 1158 Construction was completed for the Forth road bridge in Scotland. 1942 The Alaska Highway was opened. Ittt HMS Britannic was torpedoed in the Aegean resulting in 53 deaths. 1843 Vulcanization of rubber was patented. 1783 The first hydrogen balloon ascent was made in Paris. FINEST AMERICAN A LIO. WHAT KIN SHE.SEE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE dik browni J- HOPE NEW.' APE ARCHIE by bob nontmi DON'T HAVE TO SVEEP BUT THEY WEAR THEfASO I LIKE A yOU DURATIONS THE KA ARE SURE BIG ON BELL- BOTTOM BAREFOOT A WEEK BEFORE THE by oik orowM f ARE YOU JUST SOIN6 TO LIE AROUND LIKE THAT ALL IS HE THERE'S PLENTY TUMBLEWEEDS LOTSA YOU EXPECT METOPEJEVEYDOHAVEA TUH.. AMP JUST WHERE IS I I'PWMETO V MEET BINS BUNNY HOW MUCH I WONT KNOW WILL IT I UNTIL I RCMOVf J THB AND INSPfCT fcnto BUT CAN RELY ON UC ID KCtPTHC NICE SYLVESTERl INPCFINITE ANSWER AN'fiBNT IF VA K66P I'M 00NNA TAKS Nfe IN Aft A ;