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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ask Andy BABY KANGAROOS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set at the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Rich age of for his How big it baby The story of the baby kangaroo is downright remarkable and somewhat hard to believe. Chances his whopping mother stands more than five feet tall and tips- the scales at about 175 pounds You would expect such a large lady to bear a baby that weighs at least a few pounds. Not at all. A nor- mal newborn kangaroo weighs much less than an ounce. As we mammal animals give birth to live babies and nurse them on mother's milk. we are is the most advanced form of childbirth in the animal world. Baby birds develop inside eggs that may be stolen from the nest. Mam- mal babies have a better chance because they develop inside the mother's body This pre-birth growing stage is called the gestation period. The gestation period varies in different mammal species. A lady lion gives birth to her furry cubs about 110 days after mating. A litter of helpless little mice is born after about two weeks and the gestation period for an elephant is 21 months Longer gestation periods give a baby animal a better chance to develop. The early mammal of 60 million years or so had very short gestation periods Their newborn infants were blind and naked and com- pletely helpless. In those we are many mammal mothers solved this problem built-in baby carriages. They were marsupial mam- mals with cozy pouches where their helpless little babies were nurses and protected. gestation for most mammals became longer and the newborn babes were stronger and not so helpless In most parts of the world marsupial pouches went out of style. But not in home of the kangaroo. The male great grey kangaroo is called Boomer. This bouncing beauty stands at least six feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. The female is called Flier and though quite a bit smaller than the she also is a whopper. The baby kangaroo is born only four or five weeks after mating. as you would expect he is a helpless midget The blind and naked baby is about three quarters of an inch long. His body is no thicker than a pencil and its total weight is about one thirty-fifth of an ounce. in three minutes he manages to scramble from his birth through his mothers shaggy fur and into the cozy fur-lined pouch on her tummy. There the amazing baby at- taches his hungry mouth to one of her milk faucets and hangs on Nobody hears a peep out of him for months. Mean- time he grows and opens his eyes and dons his fur coat. In this offspr- ing of Boomer and Flier is called Joey. After eight months he weighs about ten pounds. Soon he ventures forth on short trips but for at least another six months he returns to the pouch for safety and feeding. Your horoscope durtM by child- ren of Herald ahoiild malted to Aak P.O. Box. Huntlngton California 02648. Chronicle Publishing Co. NOV. 28 Yow birthday You must cope with things as they are with what you have learn- ed and have on with lit- tle time to prepare further. In- tuition now plays a great part in the way you manage your life Relationships tend to erratic but constructive fulfillment. Today's natives express themselves have a strong drive to achieve superiority in some specific field. ARIES 21-April Today's events force some sort of reorganization of your home an adjustment between personal and career demands on your time and resources. TAURUS 20-May Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I have only briefly tried both Dr. Atkins' diet and Dr. Stillman's Quick Loss Diet. I can readily understand how excess fats in Dr. Atkins' diet can be harm- ful. Having heard both doctors on the same TV talk show at the same I still fail to see where Dr. Atkins' which does include two salads per day leaving off all fats would be more harmful than Dr. Stillman's diet which does not contain one gram of car- bohydrate I have not received satisfac- tory answers to this question from either my husband's physician or my own. We are both very much overweight and only seem to be able to lose weight on a very low car- low high pro- tein diet. My husand has high blood pressure and many related problems Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter stands for a particular but different digit It shouldn't take you long to know the true value of this PAPER. Thanks for an idea to F. J. Quebec. Yesterday's answer No girl could dance Mr Hunter answers all letters ideas welcomed. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN C TKMM Both vulnerable. South leals. NORTH EAST Q fl 5 063 08752 K 8 Q 5 4 SOUTH 4k 3 V A H 7 5 0 A K 1 4 OQJ WEST 4 A K J It 7 The South West North East 1 4k 3 I V Pass Pass Pass Opening King of 4k Maintaining control of the rump suit is a key factor in nany bridge hands. Its im- xHtance was vividly illus- rated in this hand from a natch in a major East Coast earn tournament. Since an opening bid in dia- monds followed by a rebid in warts would be a reverse rid showing a stiuog hand better khan M high-card Sooth elected to open n Ms fourord major. TMs forked out wefl for his side vhen West orercaUed one ipade and North could make i jump raise ef hearts. At both tables the team m J BMwdl Mclwsttr nor IfcMit con- met wtth two rounds ef declarer luffing the wcond. At one South Eontirasd with the ace of king. East's failure to follow was a blow to declarer. He. tried to recover by ruffing a spade and then playing three rounds of diamonds. Had West followed to all three rounds declarer would still have made his for he would have discarded one of dummy's losers on the third diamond and another on the fourth as West ruffed with a master trump. Unfor- West ruffed the third diamond and declarer was stranded with two black- suit losers and no place to put them. Down one. At the second de- clarer realized that he could afford to guard against a 4-1 trump split by losing a trump trick early and so keep con- trol of the hand. the diamond suit could be brought home once trumps were ex- tracted. after ruffing the second spade declarer ted a low trump and played low from dummy when West covered with the eight. This early concession of a trump trick that he might not have to lose not only Insured the it enabled declarer to make an overtrick. West tried shifting to the king of ebbs food a move as Dummy's ace was declarer ruffed a spade and cashed thejcerf hearts. Donmry was entered with a diamond and the out- standfnc truom were declarer thiffinf his two dubs. R was a simple matter to overtake dummy's remain- ing diamond honor and cash the rest of the suit for 11 We would very much appreciate an answer from you Dear Reader There's not a dime's worth of difference in the two approaches. The first week of the Atkins' diet allows a salad for lunch and of loosely packed let- tuce or other similar roughage The amount is than one That means the total carbohydrates for the day would be less than four grams Dr Atkins refers to this as zero carbohydrate And I would consider that to be essentially a diet That doesn't mean I approve of it A properly planned low car- low high pro- tein diet to lose weight is all right Eliminating the means it is no longer the Atkins' diet The principle is to eliminate calories. The two main sources of calories are fats and sweets You can plan a diet that includes fresh lean meats that is sufficiently low in calories for safe and sensible weight control. The problem is that many high protein foods also contain a lot of fat. That is why fortified skim milk is good for such diets. It is a source of excellent protein and calcium without overloading the fat intake. Uncreamed cottage cheese is also in this category Dr Atkins opposes skim milk and recommends using thick which is not a good source of either calcium or protein. Dear Dr. Lamb We have recently moved to an area where the water is extremely hard and has a high alkali content So many of our young and buy bottled spr- ing water for drinking and cooking. Can you tell us if hard water is harmful in any way' Dear Reader As a matter of it may be good for your health Population studies have shown that peo- ple who drink are less likely to have heart and vascular disease The difference is so I hope no one will think this is the solution to all of his problems Water can also be an impor- tant source of calcium. A jerson drinking a reasonable amount of water each Jay can get nearly one-fifth of .he daily calcium needs that Some of the other ninerals in the water may also be useful. Send your questions to Dr. in care of this new- P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 16619. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on the' send 5 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. Flashback By The CANADIAN PRESS Nov. The final section of the original Wetland Canal from Port Dalhousie to Port Robinson was opened 144 years ago today in 1829. The canal took five years to build. Before it all freight moving between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie was tran- sported overland. The canal was deepened in 1841 and later further enlarged but was replaced by the new Wetland Ship Canal with a depth of fl feet in 1932. 1959 Indians in the Northwest Territories were granted full liquor rights. 1919 Bulgaria signed territorial cessions to Greece and Yugoslavia. 1919 The Pennsylvania Railroad then the Your opinion will not be listen- ed to or followed in today's but persist just enough to make it a matter of record for later reference. GEMINI The panic button is in many forms and but y.ou needn't push it. Emergency solutions turn out more difficult than the sup- posed emergency. CANCER 21-July Take nothing for granted. Survey your property and resources to see what special use you can make of it now. Today's opportunity is but swiftly passing. LEO 23-Aug. Much as you dislike to get into personal you really have to level with somebody who technically understands the discrepancies you can't handle alone. VIRGO 23-Sept. If there is nobody to consider but you are in clover. Where a group is contradictory trends are require difficult self- discipline. LIBRA 23-Oct. Make this a fact-finding day Organize searches for the im- portant facts and figures in both home budgets and business accounts. Be thorough. SCORPIO 23-Nov. Keep your eye on the letting none of the many dis- tractions of the day take you off your planned course. There is a special advantage in starting early. SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Everything looks like something other than what it really is. Your natural tendency is to indulge in im- pulsive at uncon- sidered expense and unknown future repercussions. CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Today you are in your as it so make the most of it. Start early with a precise check list of what is happening and in what se- quence AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Draw on yoar inner bring something more than your usual routine thought to the challenges of this busy day Delay trips long or short PISCES 19-March For a generally ex- citing for the romantic urges People of supposed authority may not declare what they really believe or intend to do. The Chicago Oddities I'M ON THE ANP UIE PRACTICE EVERf I'M THE COACH WILL KILL ME I VOUP ON A 0KOTHEK'f..VpO CAKT WlLP A SNOlUWAN AW MORE UNLESS SILVER SHORT MBS byfrMki'iNl THE IS BsALLV TRYING- TO SUPPRESS NEWS. JUST TAKE A LOCK AT THE TOWN CRIER WHAT MAKES YOU THINK ANP THE KfNG TOOK THE CLAPPER OUT OF HIS BELL' BLONOIE by chic I'VE DECIDED TO MAKE YOU SECOND VICE- PRESIDENT Scotland A fleck of shaving led police to accuse Tom Barnett of being a bare-faced liar. After crashing into another the 48-year-old man fled to his nearby shaved off his and returned to the scene saying his car had been stolen. The Glasgow court that con- victed him of drunken driving heard Monday how a taking down details of the runaway driver from spotted a fleck of shaving soap under Tom's nose and arrested him. FORT Fla. Public defender Elton who has been handling the case of convicted murderer Gerard said Monday he will marry Schaefer's former wife. convicted last month of the mutilation mur- ders of two Broward County said he still wants Schwartz to be his lawyer. think that I would want somebody else to handle my case suggested that I have lost faith with my Schaefer said in a letter writ- ten from his jail cell to who is appealing his client's conviction trust the letter told Schwartz. me nothing has Teresa ob- tained a divorce from her hus- band last week. said he and Teresa plan to be married before January. Some false teeth lost in the South Pacific 18 months ago have been returned to then- a radio report here claims. Ivan a descend- ant of Bounty mutineer Flet- cher lost his teeth and almost lost his life in a boating accident near Pit- cairn Island in 1972. Ivan says the teeth are still in perfect radio report from Pitcairn Island said. of the folk here on the island spotted them while he was fishing in the surf. He brought them to said iwnnrt nwiltniwl BOSS- LAsr WEEK YOU MADE ME FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT AT LEAST YOU'RE MOT STANDING STILL BEETLE BAILEY SOMETHING A LITTLE I TMlNK YOU TO MISS ABOUT TdE WAV HAGAR THE HORRIBLE dik browne THAT'S I YoUP PARDON1 ARE YoU NBVER ARCHIE bob monlini THIS .._____ 'BUDDY SYSTEM STUDENT YOU'RE USING TO IN ENGLISH y HELP CLASS STUDENT.' 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