Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 - TH� IITHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 3, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SUNDAY, OCT/. 4 Your birthday today: Diversity characterizes the coming year. There are stimulating new insights, variable conditions which will not let you remain in your pattern of habits. All relationships must develop further, requiring definite choices from you. Today's natives generally have a progressive viewpoint and very often are interested in such matters as child welfare, education, social service, ecology. ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Join in the community's observances. There is enough confusion to make your forthright expression of faith meaningful. Father friends for pleasant pastimes. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): This Sunday brings no special pressures. Simple, natural pleasures are preferred to sophisticated entertainment. Give yourself a rest from business concerns. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Complicated conditions, incomplete information should not be allowed to spoil an otherwise fine Sunday. Think of a simple plan and get started. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Enjoy a relaxing Sunday of sociable good nature; avoid serious subjects and any effort to change anybody's mind. Share your hobbies with others of like interest. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Concentrate mainly on your home life, the spirit in which things are done. Prayer offers fresh Insight. Evening brings a cheering moment. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Vicitors bring interesting information. Listen carefully, make your conclusions later. The late evening may include serious business. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Consider the concerns and shortages of others. Bring more balance into your social life. Call on people you haven't seen lately. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Busy plans may have to stretch to include additional people- the more the merrier. Hold your expansive mood and go on to a lively evening. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Normal Sunday activities are satisfying and provocative. You can't keep anything secret. Your friends likely have plans of their own. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): The early hours of this complex Sunday are important, as there are so many things to settle. Friends are very helpful, may bring you an unusual contact. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 � Feb. 18): Make today a home and family day. Explore the fine nuances of relationships with love and care. Sharing of plans this evening helps. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): After sharing in the community expression of faith, social plans form and there is a great deal to do. Gather friends about you in the later hours. 1970, Newsday, Inc. MONDAY, OCT. 5 Your birthday today: gress is the story of Pro-your coming year. Diligence is es- By ELLEN WALPOLE Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Linda Riddle, age 10, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for her question: Why does corn have silk? Summer is the time for cooking freshly picked ears of corn. Each ear comes neatly sheathed in a husk of long green leaves and topped with a silken pony-tail. When you peel away the leaves, you find that the threads of silk reach down to the golden kernels inside. They are there because they brought grains of pollen so that the kernels could become seeds. * * * Naturally a corn plant does its best to create seeds for the next generation. This job calls for two parent cells. One kind is in grains of pollen, the other kind is inside the corn kernels. The big problem is to get the two types of cells together to form fertilized seeds. Through weeks of sunshine and summer showers, the plant grows tall on its jointed stalk. Each jo i n t sprouts a long leaf that sheathes the stalk and then dangles down its pointed tip. The top of the stalk sprouts a feathery tassel. It may be red or purple, yellow or green-but most corn plants wear pink tassels. Meantime stubby ears are sprouting down on the stalk. There may be as many as eight of them, each one tenderly tucked in the base of a leaf and tenderly wrapped in its own leafy husk. The pithy corncob is crowded with rows of young green kernels - and the kernels sprout long threads. These silky threads poke up and form GOREN ON BRIDGE �Y CHARLES. H. GOREN M WO: Br Tin CMcata Tribune! WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ Q. 1-Neither side vulnerable.'As South you hold: *KS VAJ872 OKQ85 *�S The bidding has proceeded: �nth West North East iO Pass 8 Ale, as South you hold: 4AK2 2 * Pass Pass Dble. Pass ? What do you bid now? /LooR for Answer * Mmdav1 the shaggy pony-tail on top of the ear. The pollen grains are in the tossing tassels. The egg cells are inside the young kernels. The job of getting them together is not easy because the kernels are tightly packaged in their leafy husks. When the pollen is ripe, the midsummer breezes blow clouds of its dusty grains around the corn fields. But without those silky pony-tails it could never reach the kernels. When a pollen grain gets stuck on a thread of corn silk, it starts to grow a tiny tube. Down this tube moves the pollen's parent cell to reach the other parent cell in the kernel. The two cells merge together and form a fertilized embryo. Now the kernel can ripen and become a seed. After all this trouble, you would think that the plant could scatter its seeds for next year's corn crop. Maybe the corn's wild, weedy ancestors could do this. But our field - grown corn has been cultivated for thousands of years. With all this pampering, its ears have grown crowded with fat kernels. When they fall to the ground, the seeds are too close together to get started and as a rule, their tangled roots strangle each other.. So the seeds must be separated and planted by human hands. Nowadays, most of the seeds are taken from hybrid corn. This special corn comes from super parent strains - and once again, human hands are needed to make it possible. The pollen is not allowed to blow around freely. Samples from one good strain are taken by hand and placed on the silky pony - tails of another good strain. Then the fertilized ear is wrapped in a bag and left to ripen. In this way we get better and still better strains of hybrid corn. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronical Publishing Co. 1970) sential. Every side line activity can distract you from your main goals. Creative activities promise results beyond expectations. Romantic ven t u r e s are prominent in your scheme of life now. Today's natives have the knack of combining an occasional bit of luck with a great deal of hard work. Most of them have natural skills at politics. ARIES (March 21 - ApJil 19): Your week opens with a spark of inspiration. Business and personal projects mesh for once and can be strongly improved. Seek new contracts, deal with influential people. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): New concepts bring changes in your work. Follow your own or. iginal ideas, experiment cautiously. Attend to family financial and legal arrangements. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Things which require close cooperation are better done now, since all concerned are well disposed. Display your work. Be ready to adjust to the needs of others. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): You have an expansive mood for beginning an active and successful week. Do your best with the diverse opportunities. New methods pose considerable challenge. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Creative approaches to special problems are promising. Children need your attention. Put your strength behind your opinion. Plan for a modest social evening. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Look about you for fresh opportunity, exchanges of property. Take advice from techn i c a 1 experts. Emphasize bold ideas. A complete change of tempo is favored this evening. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Apply your best skills today. An early start puts you ahead-see that you stay ahead. Seek im-portant contacts, fresh channels of personal expression. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): You can turn some odd slant into ready reward by careful listening. Dealings with influential people are favored. Lay the groundwork now for sudden improvement later. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can have almost anything within reason, the result of recent past efforts. Ask for improvements, back i n g. Evening hours are for meditation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 . Jan. 19): Diligent effort brings results as many confused matters are clarified. Make direct in-q u i r i e s. Prudent experiment with shortcuts, new methods go surprisingly well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Reach out for new contacts. There is strong support for your projects. If you haven't already, make your bid today and all this coming week. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Unexpected circumstances keep you busy this week, beginning with the larger surprises of today. Try new methods, break old habits. Follow your intuition in making choices. 1970, Newsday, Inc. Trash-For-Cash Campaign NEW YORK (AP) - The Environmental Action Coalition has urged eight million New Yorkers to turn in their trash for cash. In the first major experiment of its kind, the coalition said yesterday it would pay city-dwellers for turning in bottles, cans, newspapers, scrap metal and rags for re-processing and reuse by major industries. Robert Gale, the coalition's associate director, said workers in the "trash-is-cash" campaign were accepting trash turn-ins at five centres. He said the first payments probably would be delayed until December, after administrative and other costs are determined. The rates are expected to range from $200 a ton for alu- minum to $5 a ton for bimetal, the material used for soda 'cans. Bottles will bring about $20 a ton and newspapers about $10. Gale said more than 300 companies had agreed to accept the trash, with several offering to provide trucks for hauling. SOME BUSES UNSAFE WASHINGTON (AP) - More than one in 10 buses recently inspected has been ordered off the road as apparently unsafe, U.S. government officials say. Many other buses were cited for minor safety violations. More than half of the buses checked, both chartered and scheduled, were found to have at least one safety violation, the transportation department says. THE FALL CATTLE RUN IS NOW ON! m FEEDER HOG SALES EVERY MONDAY AT 1:00 P.M. CATTLE SALES TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY AT 10:00 A.M. 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