Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 43

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 45

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, November 30, 1974 Ask Andy THE WHALE SPOUT Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kim Schreiber, age 12, of Portland, Ore., for her question: Why does a whale spout water? Imagine the great shiny ocean with heaving waves on every side as far as your eye can see. Suddenly, in the dis- tance, a foamy fountain spouts up above the surface This would be a whale, com- ing up to empty his cavernous lungs and take in an enormous supply of fresh air. A whaler would shout "Thar she blows" and be able to tell you the kind of whale from the shape of the fountain. The huge, toothy sperm whale can dive down a mile and stay below for 70 minutes The big baleen right whale can stay below as long as 80 minutes But all these great monsters of the deep are air breathing mammals. And sooner or later they must come up for a breath of fresh air. This is what a whale is do- ing when he spouts his foamy white fountain above the silvery sea. A big whale weighs as much as men and has the strength to pull a train His Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov. 30, 1974 Malta underwent its air raid of the Second World War 33 years ago today in 1941 but this was only a foretaste of heavier fighting to come. The Royal Air Force and the naval base between Sicily and North Africa caus- ed so much damage to Axis Communications that the Luftwaffe undertook to destroy the island, dropping tons of bombs in 1942 alone. But modern Spitfire fighters reached Malta that year, reducing 591 attackers to 182 by ground-based guns for the loss of 195 RAF machines. The island was awarded the George Cross April 16, 1942, for the inhabitants' bravery. 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who wrote under the name Mark Twain, was born. 1936 The Chrystal Palace in London burned 1939 The Soviet Union at- tacked Finland. 1945 Rudolph Hess astounded judges at Nuernberg by admitting he was sane and prepared to stand trial as a war criminal, resulting in a life sentence. 1946 Wartime wage and salary controls in Canada ended. great lungs are like small rooms, warm and moist. The air inside absorbs invisible water vapor. When he exhales through the blowhole in the top of his head, the puff comes in contact with the chilly air. This causes the invisible vapor to form visible droplets of moisture. Suddenly the spout becomes a plume of misty looks for all the world like a foamy fountain of water, but it is not. True, it contains mis- ty droplets of moisture. But most of it is a puff of stale air from his enormous lungs. Though all whales must come to the surface to breathe in and breathe out, each species has its own style. Emptying and filling the great lungs takes time, perhaps 10 minutes to half an hour. The big toothy sperm whale blows for six seconds, and needs about 70 puffe to do the job. The right whale blows every 60 seconds or so and takes five to 10 minutes to empty and refill his lungs The shape of the spout is molded by the blowhole on the top of a whale's head. The sperm whale's blowhole tilts forward and toward the left. His foamy fountain is tilted. The blowhole of the right whale creates a fancy V-shape spout. 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) Allegations 'outrageous' FRASER LAKE, B.C. (CP) Allegations that some strik- ing workers at the Endako Molybdenum mine near here are "virtually starving" were rejected as "totally out- rageous" by the Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical and Allied Workers. The charges were made in leaflets circulated by United Steelworkers of America, local 7917, to their members at Gibraltar mines, near Williams Lake. A certification vote has been ordered by the British Columbia Labor Relations Board at Gibraltar to deter- mine whether workers will be represented by the Steelworkers or CAIMAW. The Steelworkers lost a cer- tification vote to CAIMAW at Endako in July. The Steelworkers charged that 60 persons are not being fed under CAIMAW strike benefits, even though they are members of CAIMAW workers' families. Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF ATMVHAlKi, DlPN'T 4WR PAP IM A 6IKL! LOOK! WE SAVE A I CANT60TO A SKATING COMPETITION LOOKING LIKE THIS.1] SHORT MBS HI AND LOIS OM.I WAS TALKTlNle TO HIM A LITTLE WHILE AGO. GO TELL HIM I'VE LEFT WHV IS MR.THUR'SToN OUT THERE YES, DEAR BUGS BUNNY TH IPEA O' SflTIN1 HERE COIN HEX SYLVESTER, HOW YA COM1N' WITH THAT SI6N? WAITING RDR AN INSPIRATION ITS A GOOD516N IF rrS A IF TA DON'T FINISH THAT SIGN IN 3O MINUTES VER INSPIRATION COMES IN STRAN6E WAYS BLONDIE SLONDiE, WHY ARE YOU PUTTING OM FRESH AT THIS TIME OF WHEN DA6WOCO COMES HOME FROM WORK, HE LIKES ME TO LOOK MICE 11-30" 11V DOESN'T MR DlTrlERS FEEL THE SAME AS LONS AS DIMMER is READY; HE WOULDN'T CARE IF I WERE AN ORANGUTAN' ARCHIE SHE'S HAVING ARCH, WHY'DA A BIS YOU TELL JMUSICALE, MRS. LOOSE THIS MOVE ROOM HER6RAND TOO PIANO SMALL ONCE. WE GET IT ROLLING J IT'LL GO VERONICA. DEAH, IS THE WEATHER REPORT GOOD YES IT'S GOING TO BE BOYS SU66ESTED I HAVE MY MUSICALE OUTSIDE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE IMTME WlTrl LUTE. ....I USED To PO ROMANTIC TvMes LIKE THAT... TAKE OUT TrlE FOR ME 1T'5 CLOUDY. BEETLE BAILEY FOR SOME REAL BEER inum TUMBUWEEOS THAfSA PIRTY ;