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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 21, 1974 Ask Andy SPIDKK'S DIKT sends .i complete 20 set of the Merit Students KiK-vclopedia to Anendondo. age 11. of Memllville Ind for her question does the ordinary spider eat? The ordinal s idet eats or- flies pius J large assortment ot other wander- ing insects that happen to get trapped in hot silken web She has thousands of spiderv cousins though not all of them spin nets to trap their food However all ot them teed on meats food in the form of li- quid juices, extracted from the bodies of their victims We .share our wonderful world with more than 30 000 different spiders Though some people cannot abide them it s onlv lair to rate them among our friendly allies For all spiders feed on insects and other pesky creatures The ordinary spider feeds mostly on flies though her diet includes in- sects as large as locusts and greedv grasshoppers The smallest spiders are no bigger than pmheads. and their victims im lude assorted miniature mites The giants of the tamilv are as large as a human hand Some of them dine on mice lizards and small birds However though the spiders are classed as camvorous meat eaters none of them chews the meat or consumes the tough por- tions such as skin and bones As with all creatures feeding depends upon a specialized mouth and digestive system A spider's mouth is lust below her two, four, six or eight She has no teeth or chompers of any sort with which to chew her food Instead she has a sort of straw through which she sucks her food in liquid form the mouth are two furrv fingers ending in hollow claws She uses these fingers to grab her The hollow claws are her fangs, usualh fed with poison intend- ed to stun her struggling vic- tims a fly or other vic- tim is subdued the spider uses her staw to siphon up the soupv juices from inside its body She is limited to a liquid for- inula because her mouth can- not cope with solid food and her stomach cannot digest it However, she may inject digestive juices into hei vic- tims to dissolve some of the fleshy and musculai tissues This soupy lood can be sucked thiough the straw After an ordinary spider has consumed an oidmary fly. there is nothing left but wisps ol drv skin legs and flaky wings The realm of spiders is iul- ed by the females They are larger than the males and often consume their mates to piovide nourishment for the developing eggs Only a few species weave those beautiful round of silken gray Some weave tangled nets among the leaves others weave silken traps in the ground One species flings a sticky line to capture a passing insect No matter how they trap their victims, all spiders live on meatv 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) Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 21, 1974 Gen James Murray was ap- pointed governor-in-chief of Canada 211 years ago in 1763 He had been made gover- nor of Quebec when the territory was occupied during the Seven Years War, but un- der the Peace of Paris Quebec was ceded to Canada and he became governor-in-chief Because of his policy of con- ciliation towards the French he was recalled to England to face charges These were dis- missed but he never returned to Canada, though he held the post until 1768 1843 Vulcanization of rubber patented 1887 Edison announced first practicable phonograph 1916 Emperor Franz Josef ot Austria died. !918 _ German battle fleet surrendered in the First World War KKIDAY. NOVEMBER 22 Your birthday today: The Sun moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius at a.m. EST today. For both Scorpions and Sagittanans this year marks many endings, in which you put aside the old and outworn in preparation for the new Relationships are delicately balanced Today's Scorpions are energetic and favor the underdog or maverick. The Sagittanans are more precisely directed toward gaining personal power ARIES (March What you've been quietly building up finally begins to produce results. Don't add last-minute changes Wind up your work week as quickly and exactly as circumstances permit. TAURUS (April 20-May Your social work demands attention before routine work is finished, but the two com- plement one another Avoid risky financial deals GEMINI (May 21-June End-of-the-week formalities come on in a rush Concentrate on those that show you in a good light, but don't forget to make essential preparations. Conversations reveal a great deal CANCER (June 21-July Distant people are more help- ful in solving a problem than those nearby. Seek fresh perspective in the response of those who haven't heard the details before Discard il- lusion, go ahead! LEO (July 23-Aug. Investigate new proposals fully Don't get involved until you've completely closed out existing ventures Keep partners informed, but don't exaggerate or talk too much VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Originality shows through in even your most routine per- formance, but is at first subtle or difficult to apply The fine art of letting well enough alone includes holding back criticism LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oet. The extra touches you add now improve your earning capacity Do one thing at a time but get each done promptly Seek a complete es- cape in mood and change of scene this evening SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Clear space and plan working time for experimental ven- tuies Put off arrangements concerning money until next week This one is finished Let one situation that is over be SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. All your actual con- tacts are here, and your im- pact is felt now. Others may have difficulty following your thinking, so keep your story simple. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Line up your facts and figures, see that your budget is operating efficiently, then go on to social diversions No heavy business discussions this weekend1 AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Follow your own in- spiration Complete current projects, but leave yourself free for a fresh, upcoming op- portunity Make long-range plans, discount local, tem- porary conditions PISCES (Feb. 19-March New ideas are premature, finish existing programs first. Personal ven- tures encounter interesting complications, some of which prove profitable THlb LOOK A PRESS 6Kt.ibt A1E 1 THINK IS I'M 6OIN6 TO THE AGAIN PHONG 141, THIS IS MAtfUE I'M IM A PAP UAH I NEED '-ar 'o the Ann KiiTid. and bridge wher" ran in trie On Af'I'L bridge rhib- ihroiiirhoiii North America vu'i a fon1iri ji'.r.inu ui i i ir1 local bridi" T 4fv third spade, he -Ail) hav) no to goori And if East A iris the with the oi he cannot con tir i' Either -A.I-. T has 1n up diamond and mmc home wi! n Ttrirk Dear Dr. Lamb You men- tioned in your column that fat- ty accumulations in the arteries, are reversible Could please tell me how this is Dear Reader The fatty particles in the bloodstream with cholesterol literally move through the artery wall They stick in the wall and cause the deposits Part or all of the deposits will be removed, in many cases, if the amount of fatty particles and cholesterol in the bloodstream is sufficiently low To lower the fatty cholesterol particles in the blood you need to be on a diet that does not contain excess calories and either prevents or eliminates obesity The diet should be low in fat. low in saturated fat. and low in cholesterol. The reversibility of fatty deposits in the arteries has been demonstrated in animals under strict experimental control The monkev was used for one of the best ex- periments because he is more like the human The monkeys developed fatty cholesterol deposits in the arteries when they were on a rich diet, and the fatty deposits were not present after monkeys were put back on a less rich monkey diet The same thing has been demonstrated in people. The problems associated with fat- ty cholesterol depo .its in the arteries, specifica.ly heart disease, decreased or almost disappeared from European populations of Wr rid War II There are int umerable studies showing this relationship For more information about cholesterol, triglvcerides, and blood fats as related to artery and heart disease, write to me at P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station. New York, N.Y. 10019 and ask for the booklet on cholesterol Send 50 cents to cover costs. Dear Dr. Lamb I've had this problem for a while, so I'm telling you about it Fun with figures By J.A.H. Hunter There mav be prdftiral nvivjns for women throwing the wa> they do' Kdch letter in this mul tiplicdlinn stands d different digit What's our L A 1) V Thanks ides Brian (Jrct'n Sulton Kngland i Answer tomorrow i Yesterday's answer: 19 forks at 29 cents each. I'D HAVE HERE SOONER, BUT I COUUDNT RESIST SORRY I'M LATE FOR OUR APPOINTMENT, GUVNOR AND DON'T COME BACK, 'OU CHISEU1N' GENTLY, MY GOOD MAN, GENTLY.' BLONDIE WE SAID TO CALL I CAM T COME TODAY BOSS-- MY NJOSE IS CLO6GED UP ARCHIE AIN'T NO ABOUT YOUNG NED'S THE BEST SKIPPER ON TH' WATAH ..I CAN SKIP ROCK EIGHTEEN TIAAES YOU AREN'T YOU YOUN0 FOR A SKIPPER? I'LL ASK THIS DAD'S SONNA HIREA THE A BOAT AND CAPTAIM TO SKIPPER TAKE. US OUT TO I ve been chewing more than a pack of gum a day and each time I chew a piece I'm lucky if it lasts more than 10 minutes My problem is I have this habit of swallowing my gum. sometimes bit by bit and sometimes the whole piece at once It isn't accidental it's just a habit Some of my friends told me it takes seven years to digest M v mom thinks it might be an unhealthy thing to do. and now it's got me worried Any ad- vice or help would be much appreciated Dear Reader If swallow- ing gum is the worst thing you ever swallow, you will be lucky indeed No. it will not take seven to digest It will not harm you even though I must admit that I don't really think it is a good idea All undigested material passes through the digestive system and is usually eliminated in 48 hours I'm more concerned about tht effects of constant gum rhrwing on teeth You might ask vour dentist what he thinks about it HAGAR THE HORRIBLE 1 PlPNT H1 A TO CAME FROM BEETLE BAILEY COMSAT EMPLACEMENT WHAT? 5 HO IF KlE'P JUST LfARN ARMY TEKMlNOl-Oey, uee IT A LOT LI'L ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS MeR TH' <3ME TAt- EC- LIKE f ;