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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, October 1, 1973 Ask Andy WHAT'S A KIWI Andy sends a complete 20- volurne set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jen- nifer Pitchford. age 9. of Scottsville. Kentucky, for her question: What exactly is a kiwi? Let's take a trip to New Zealand and climb up a grand green mountain. When the sun goes down we wait there, wide awake in a damp, ferny forest. If we came to the right spot, soon we hear a shrill Kee- wee! There's also a rustling among the fallen leaves. Then, if bur eyes are used to the gloom, we see a small furry form. No. it's not a rab- bit. It's a kiwi and the kiwi is the most unusual bird in the world. Birds, we know, are suppos- ed to wear feathers and most of them have wings for flying. The kiwi looks like a ball of shaggy dark fur and his wings are nowhere to be seen. Nevertheless he is a bird about as big as a chicken. His feet and legs look as if they belong to a chicken, though they seem much too big for his size. The claws on his three toes are extra big and strong. What looks like fur is really a tangle of long thin feathers, streaked with brown, dark brown and black. Hidden in the tangles are two little wings, shorter than your two smallest fingers. Even if he wanted to fly, these wings are too weak to lift his bulky body off the ground. What's more, flying birds need stiff feathers in their tails and the un- usual kiwi has no tail. Other birds have nostrils high on their beaks and ex- perts think that they cannot smell very well. The kiwi has large nostrils near the tip of his beak and tests prove that he has an excellent sniffer. In fact, he can smell a worm that is snuggled down three inches under the ground. This is very useful because worms are his favorite food. His remarkable beak looks like a long strong spear and he uses it to dig himself burrows and cozy little rooms, usually among the roots of a friendly tree. This is where he goes to doze during the day. After dark, he waddles forth On his big feet and prods around in the dirt, sniff-sniffling for, worms. The kiwi is a very shy bird and he looks rather clum- sy. But when visitors startle him. he can run through his ferny forest faster than you could. Though he prefers to run and hide, the kiwi is no coward. When captured, he fights like a hero. He uses his sturdy legs to kick forward and his mighty claws can rip a man's hand to ribbons. Mr. and Mrs. Kiwi share a pleasant family life together. When time comes to raise a family, they scoop out a special burrow for a nest. Then she lays a whopping white egg. She weighs only about eight pounds and the remarkable egg weighs at least one pound. Then the proud father takes over and keeps the egg warm for about 80 days. Sometimes he does not leave the nest, even to eat. for a whole week. When the chick hatches. Mrs. Kiwi may lay another egg. There is no other bird in the world like the kiwi. No wonder the people of New Zealand chose him and cherish him as their national emblem. Long ago they passed laws to protect him and nowadays, no more kiwis may be taken from their native homeland. And. the bird who cannot fly by himself flies proudly on the flag of New Zealand. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973 COVER-UP ORDERED BERLIN (APi- The city government cautioned recent- ly that West Berlin is not the French Riviera and that women must stop going topless at the swimming pools and lakes. Those who persist will be fined up to Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, OCT. 2 Your birthday today: Idealism leads you to experi- ment all year long in search of a stronger self-expression. Your way of viewing life changes, broadens to include much that had escaped notice earlier. External conditions this month are exciting. From prayer and meditation, answers come to you. Today's natives usually have strong capabilities in managing finance, are potential go- getters once motivated. ARIES (March 21 April Your colleagues may not volunteer many words, but from their reactions you can get a better idea of what you are projecting. Find time to mull over whatever you observe. TAURUS (April 20-May This is not the day to be s'hy. If you can do something useful, go ahead and do it. If there's something you want, ask for it. In any case, there is com- petition to meet. GEMINI (May 21-June A group plan put into action early is more economical. Delay gives everybody a chance to add on some extras and complicate matters. Romance is complex, with some questions to answer. CANCER Distant events loom vaguely on your horizons. It is well to find out more about them, since they will definitely concern you later. Your opi- nion counts for plenty Speak out! LEO (July 23-Aug. Beware a tendency to discuss all the bright ideas that come spilling out. Make notes, select the most practicable, use them for yourself; do rather than talk. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Don't waste a minute. There is so much unfinished business that you should catch up some of it. it is time to close out the unproductive and move on. In later hours relax. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Readjustments in your im- mediate work area are feasible. Slowly deteriorating conditions are subject to drastic correction. Make it your idea if put off, it will be somebody else's. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Concentrate on routines, loca- tion of strayed possessions. If you are seeking leads on rare items, today is one of special promise. Evening is best spent in sensible recreation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. There's a premium on personal initiative, diligent inquiry, checking of facts, asking of good questions. Whatever you agree on doing, get it in writing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Emphasis mostly on preliminary measures for ma- jor changes in future, perhaps months to come. Today's pet- ty deeds and decisions can preclude greater openings later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. If you pay more heed to the spiritual side, then material considerations take care of themselves somewhat better. An extra effort to im- prove your financial balance pays off. PISCES (Feb. 19-March This is a day for you to stir from your accustomed rounds and seek those who can be a source of inspiration to you. Very helpful agreements are possible. Suggest new methods. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) 600P MORNINS CHUCK...' THAT A Lowe NISHT; WHAT I NEEp 15 A ROUSING BREAKFAST... A by Charles schulz HOW ABOUT A STACK OF HOT CAKES UITH FRIED SOME MCE OF MELON? WHICH KINP OF COLO CEREAL LIKE SHORT RIBS by frank o'ntal I POffGOT TO REMOVE THE BLONDIE HOW COME VOU WEARING THAT TUXEDO? I THOUGHT IT MISHT A ATTRACT A MlGHHR CLASS OF PEOPLE h-i r V by chic younp WELL, MOW COME YOU'RE STILL WEARIMG THAT THAT'S SO WE WOU Y LOSE OUR OLD CRUMMY REGULARS BEETLE BAILEY by mod walker Lawrence Lamb M.D. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN The Tribune BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AAK1085 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 10 l l A 20 Pass 2 V 3 Pass 3 A Pass What do you bid now? spades. Your hand is the equivalent of an opening bid facing an opening bid, and part- ner is marked to have club sup- port in view of the fact that the opponents have bid both red suits. Q. 2 East-West vulner- able, as South you hold: 4KQJ1087 OAJ9 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 A 3 Dble. Pass v What action do you take? spades. While part- ner may have the stuff in his own hand to manhandle West's preempt, your hand is bound to prove a disappointment in de- fense. Your hand might be worth only one defensive trick, when partner is expecting two or three. You must warn him. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: 41065 vAKQT OJ96 4 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 10 1 Pass 2 Pass What do you bid now? clubs. Tho you have a moderate opening bid of your own and partner has opened the bidding, this is one of the cases where you cannot insist on game. Unless partner can take further action over three clubs, it is un- likely that you have enough tricks for either three no trump or five clubs. Q. 4 East-West vulner- able, as South you hold: AKQ73 V-A63 OQ105 The bidding has proceeded: North East South I 2 What do you bid? hearts. The fact that have made a free hid shows lhat you have a good hand. Do ruit make the mistake of bidding two spades, for that would al- automatically push yame. For example. suppos nor relmls three hearts ovi are guessing. However, if part- ner moves over two hearts, you are in no doubt as to the correct course to follow. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: AQ1093 VA98 OAJ6 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 A Dble. Pass What do you bid? no trump. With 14 points in high cards, spades double stopped and a balanced hand, there is no question but that you should contract for game opposite partner's takeout double. Q. 6 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: AA OAQJ9863 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 0 Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass 4 Pass 4 A Pass 6 V Pass What do you bid now? inclination is to bid sevcjn hearts. Certainly, the ace of trumps should be found in park ner's hand, for he could hardly jump twice in that suit with sup- port headed headed by only the jack. There is a strong chance of finding partner with a single- ton diamond, in which case a or two should establish the suit. And if partner does have a doubleton diamond, you are at worst on a finesse. Q. 7 East-West vulner- able, as South you hold: AAQ7 Q796.1 07532 The bidding has proceeded: North East South 1 c? 1 A What do you bid? Dear Dr. Lamb I have chronic ulcerative colitis for which I consult my doctor at regualr intervals without much improvement. I admit. A health-minded friend, a nurse, has recommended a number of items she thinks would help me. such as vitamin E, lecithin, etc. She also says "no white flour" while the doctor says "no whole wheat." Would you comment on the value, if any, of vitamin E and lecithin in particular, as well as any general suggestions for the diet of a patient with ulcerative colitis. Are protein supplements of any value? Dear Reader For the benefit of our other readers, your problem of ulcerative colitis is a disease that affects the colon primarily. It causes attacks of severe diarrhea, similar to dysentry. As such, it causes a loss of fluid and im- portant salts from the body. In severe cases it can result in hemorrhage from the bowel. Ulcerative colitis actually affects much more of the intestinal tract. The colon nor- mally does not enter into digestion other than in its role of reabsorption of water from food residue. All of the ab- sorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals occurs in the small intestine. Yet bid of two spades. Do you raise to game? Hither wa LI'L ABNER 01] to purl- vmir iss or you have a double .spade stopper, your point count is considerably under the mini- mum for a free bid of one no trump, which should show a good 9 or 10 points. The proper course is to pass, Q. 8 Both sides vulner- able, as South you hold: AA92 vK.18 OK10984 2 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass What do you bid now? mild effort should be made to set to slam. A mere raise to four hearts would not be adequate, so we suRKest a cue- hid of three spades. .subsequently suppui .-arts, partner will realize thai was an ace-show int; bid rairu: genuine suit. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Bill shook his head. "No, I've forgotten, except that it was a 2 f i g u r c he declared. "I should have written it down." "Surely you remember something." Jane told him. "We can't, try every house on the street." Her husband said nothing for a few moments. "I've got it." he exclaimed suddenly. "There was something funny. If you switched its digits you got one less than three times the number." That's all they needed! What was the number? (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: Third side. 88 feet. these digestive functions are also often impaired in patients with colitis. The decreased absorption of vitamin K often an increased tendency to bleeding. The involvement of the small intestine often destroys the enzymes there that are necessary to absord milk sugar, lactose. As a result many patients with ulcerative colitis cannot digest milk or milk products. To answer your specific questions, vitamin E is not likely to help you much. There is no reliable evidence of it having helped any ulcerative colitis patients. Lecithin is not absorbed from anyone's intestine, even in normal people. Lecithin is a combina- tion of choline and a fatty acid containing phosphorous. The enzymes normally present in the intestine break it apart into choline and its fatty acid or it can't be absorded. The lecithin in the body is formed from food substances in the liver. The choline is im- portant, but any diet that con- tains sufficient protein found in animal proteins provides the materials the body uses to manufacture choline, which it can do. So, I am not optimistic that either of these measures will be helpful to you. Because ulcerative colitis patients often lose protein during their attacks, I do recommend a high protein in- take. You can either enjoy this in the form of protein foods (meat, poultry, fish) and have the added advantage and diet satisfaction of bulk, or you can take protein powder supplements. Your doctor must think it possible that you don't tolerate gluten and that this may be a factor in your problem. Whole wheat bread contains more gluten than white bread, but if gluten is a problem I would wonder about your eating any breads or cereals (except corn or rice) or any foods that contain them. What you need to do about vitamin, mineral and protein supplements depends a lot on how much trouble you are having with absorption. That varies a lot with different patients. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) I'D TO KNOW MOW ME THAT SHARPEN THIS PENCIL FOR ME, BEETLE, AND MAKE IT HAGAR THE HORRIBLE You've GOT TO vo YOU BUT YOU A PACK ARCHIE by bob montana OH, WHEELER THE DEALER, HUH? MR. FAST6UK. OH, IS IN rFASTBUK DEVELOPERS' MR. SHARKE Y OH. A IS THE LONE BANKER HERE MR. BALL THIS IS MR. HE SELLS THE HI AND LOIS by dik browne I'LL CALL. DUDE NOW, BREAK OUR. 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