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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, November 23, 1974 Ask Andy METEORS AND METEORITES Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Charles Hightower, age 12, of Montgomery, Ala for his question How do meteors and meteorites differ17 Europeans and Americans live on different continents, of course, all of them are people Asians live in Asia and Australians live on the far side of the globe All of them. naturally, are people who just happen to be at home in different localities The same thing might be said of non living meteors and meteorites Meteors are travelers, meteorites settled residents of the nlanpt parth r Both meteors and meteorites originate out there in the trackless spaces between the planets They come in assorted sizes com- parable to grains of sand, pebbles and enormous boulders Astronomers suspect that these solid chunks were formed when the planets were born, which means that they date back through some 5 billion years During all their carefree space traveling days, they are called meteors They inherited this name from the old word meteor, which at one time meant any unusual event that occurred in the sky including shooting stars and weather events This is how come the study of weather is called meteorology From this clue, we can see that meteors are meteors because they belong up there or out there above or beyond the earth In countless numbers, these cold dark chunks zoom around the solar svstem. perhaps faster than 200 miles per second. And from time to time, numbers of large and small meteors are bound to collide with pass- ing planets. When a meteor comes close enough to feel the earth's gravity, it is pulled down to the surface On the way down, it must travel hundreds of miles through the at- mosphere This may seem like an airy nothing, but its gaseous molecules force the speeding space traveler to slow down Some of its speed energy is converted into heat energy. The plunging meteor heats up and lights up We see its brief moments of blazing glorv as a so called falling star As a rale, it is a tiny meteor that burns to dusty ashes long before it reaches the ground. But a meteor of a few pounds is big enough to survive this fall It lands with a thud on the ground or a splash in the sea This is the dramtic moment when its name changes from meteor to meteorite. A meteorite is a grounded metoer whose space-travel- ing days are done forever. It lies with the other stones of the earth, forever trapped by the earth's gravity. Numerous meteors burn to ashes and drift down, adding tons of meteoric dust to the weight of the world. Others plunk down and become peb- ble size meteorites. A few rare meteorites weight 60 tons or more And scientists suspect that in the remote past the earth was struck by whopping meteorites, big enough to make craters a mile or more wide Your horoscope By tone Dixon Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 23, 1974 Advanced elements of the French Armored Division entered Strasbourg 30 years ago in 1944 during the Se- cond World War Strasbourg first was taken by France in 1681 under Louis XIV but was surrendered to the Germans in 1870. After the First World War it passed with Alsace- Lorraine to France but was again lost to Germany on the French collapse in 1940. 1837 Gas lighting was first used in a few shops in Montreal 1876 United States Inter- collegiate Football Associa- tion was formed at Springfield, Mass. Charter members were Harvard, Princeton and Columbia. 1916 Mackensen offensive of Sept. 26 in the First World War ended on Danube 1941 Lt.-Gen. H. D G Crerar reverted to major- general to take command of 2nd Canadian Division 1945 Meat rationing ended in the United States CIRCLE SQUARED BRAMFORD, England (CP) Britain's first "pillar box" for mail, replacing the traditional circular or oval kind, was inaugurated at this Suffolk village near Ipswich. 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Q p.oth vulnerable, as i tb wm hold" 9K4 4 AK763 7 IN; hasproreedfl- East South West Pass 2 Pass Pass o >J Hid North 1 vulnerable, as South you hold: 4QJ73 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 Pass 3 Pass 4 NT Pass 5 Pass 6 What action do you take? vulnerable, as South vou hold: 472 4KQJ872 The bidding has proceeded? North East South West 1 14 41 4 What do jou bid now? SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Your birthday today: Brings you to a new frontier of ac- tivity, in which fresh adven- tures turn up in everyday ex- perience. These conditions continue as long as you make constructive adjustments and apply what you learn. Relationships are variable and have many poignant, memorable moments. Today's natives have good im- aginations, persistently ex- periment in matters that concern them ARIES (March 21-April Get to the point early; decide how to best use your time. Straighten out whatever snags develop Fresh contacts are intriguing and promising. TAURUS (April 20-May Be alert and effective in fulfilling your share of Sun- day's customs. There may be many things to do for friends, family or relatives. Begin promptly and in good spirits. GEMINI (May 21-June Make your rounds bright and early Catch up on the news of your community. Meet and welcome newcomers. Roman- tic thoughts occur. CANCER (June 21-July Demands on your time are numerous Remind others that you can't be in more than one place at once Set your schedule fairly early, then stick to it! LEO (July23-Aug. Ex- pectations of your formal achievements prove higher than results. Technical and professional advice turns out to be more conservative than you expect, but is apt to be valid. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. It's quite all right if you do very little, but the difference is in how you do it and where it's directed. Check for areas of neglect, then remedy the situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Cheer up and make the best of it all' Disagreements needn't last you can charm your associates into a pleasant mood Share favorite pastimes with everyone SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Express yourself a bit more than usual, particularly where sentiment is involved. Lively social events are set into mo- tion by almost any initiative from you SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Appeal to the intelligence of friends rather than to their sympathy. Be truly yourself, know what you want and seek direct approaches in getting it CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. It's more of a "stay home" Sunday. Invite old friends to your house or drop in on those less able to get out than you Leave shoptalk out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Stick to familiar things and close to home base. Unex- pected moments of strong feelings and opinions are in- dicated Its easier to assume a general, impersonal attitude. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Don't make promises or trust the offers of others where money is concerned. Practically any reasonable approach is lucrative on this busy, pleasant Sunday. MONDAY, NOV. 25 Your birthday today: Comes in the midst of chang- ing world conditions that place your efforts in a special setting This year includes a wide range of opportunity from which you must make choices or confirmations day by day Relationships drift, eventually turn positive. Today's natives strive for maximum efficiency, get per- sonal satisfaction from what they do even if it appears less than perfect to be done. Finish long over- due jobs before taking on new ones Seek outside help for the problems of those you love. GEMINI (May 21-June Decide early what you want to do You will accomplish more using standard procedures Financial changes aren't practical get the entire story first CANCER (June 21-July A down to earth attitude promotes success today. Pause for extra meditation if you find yourself irritable or tense. Set the evening aside for new preparations, plan- ning. LEO (July 23-Aug. Easy does it! Let people have a fair chance to make their own corrections before you push them. Stay clear of any binding agreements or formal promises. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Money is tight all around. The rainbow has no more gold at its foot than usual be skep- tical1 Lend others a hand where it's possible without impairing your own finances. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Nobody seems to accept reali- ty today including yourself Try to gain insight and find serenity Go ahead with what is convenient on your own, but expect little or no co operation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Avoid forcing issues or enter- ing a situation where others may do so. Give yourself ex- tra time where possible. That extra break gives you a mo- ment of vision SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Plodding is normal for today, proceed without complaint. Conservative methods still work, but speculative moves are less successful than usual CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Mark time while you dig out full information on pending negotiations, rather than hastily involving yourself in new schemes AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Think about what you're doing, take one detail at a time. There's no better patience than yours, and you'll need all of it to wade through today's complexities PISCES (Feb. 19-March Previous actions yield long term results this week, some of which are less than glowing today. Learn what you can, resolve to improve. HOW CAN I LOOK SEAUTiFM, I HAVE MAIR THAT 15 MOU5V-BLAH? MARGIE, 60T TO HELP ME DO THERE S THIN6 WRONG CM HAIR1 HOW 00 I LOOK MARGE [HAVE YOU CONSIDERED NOTS AND BERRIES AS A SOURCE THINK OP IT THIS IT'S THEIR STRANGE WOMEN ALL SEEM TO LOVE IT. IRMA INSISTS I Make a of things that have I'D LIKE A GENTLE OL S. HORSE NOT DOBBIN1 TOO EXPERIENCED HERE'S A RIDER, YOU TH'ONE. THERE'S ONUY ONE THINS WRONG HELL GIVE YA A NICE, EASY HE'S 60T A WAY-OUT SENSE O' BLONWE IF THAT'S PESJNX TELL HER ILL. CALL. RIGHT 3ACK IF ITS USA TELL HE2 TO CALL ME IN TEN MINUTES ir ITS VERA TELL. HER TO HOLD ONJ FO5 A MINUTE I LIKE A COMPUTER THATS BEEM OVE2- PROGSAMMED ARCHIE paid for Poe poem NEW YORK (AP) The finest known copy of Edgar Allan Poe's first poem sold for here the highest price ever paid for a single American literary work. A copy of the poem, Tamerlane, sold for 15 cents in Boston in 1868 and brought at a New York auction in 1945. The book auctioned off Wednesday was bought by John Fleming, a New York dealer, acting for the Joseph and Helen Regenstem Foun- dation, which will present it to the Joseph Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago This leaves just one copy in private hands. CURBS HIGH BAIL MONTPELIER, Vt (AP) The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled illegal the use of ex- cessively high bail to keep persons accused of a crime in jail In a ruling issued Friday, the court said bail is meant to assure a defendant's appearance in court, not to keep him or her off the streets SHE SHE PUT HER FEET ALL OVER AAY MUSHROOMS HOW DID SHE DO AT DESK? SHE. PUT MY AS A AFRICAN TEACHER! VIOLETS IN THE SUN... MISS FORGOT YOUR MY BEGO- NIAS... SUBSTITUTE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE BEETLE BJULEY THAT'S A REAL COOL gCAV TIE Ul TUMBLEWEEDS ;