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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Octobtr 5, 1973 Ask Andy HOMELESS SNAIL Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Karen Anttonen. age 12, of Millersville. Pennsylvania, lor her ijueslion: Exactly what are slugs? Actually, a slug is just a homeless snail. There are 80.- 000 of these close cousins, all classed as gastropods. Their class name. Gastropoda. iTlers to the fact that the slugs and snails use the stomach as a foot. In other wods. these legless ones glide along on their tummies. The snails build shells and carry them around us homes on Ihc-ir backs. A few slugs build scraps ill shell, hardly worth mentioning. But none of them build whole houses for themselves. A slug has ii simple slippery body, almost exactly like a snail's. He may be a land snail, with a lung to take ox- ygen from the air. Or he may iiave fancy gills for extracting oxygen from the water. The ones we know best are land- dwelling slugs who strive to hide themselves in our gar- dens All the slugs and snails nl the gastropod group have soil sensitive skins that need moisture. This is why they must avoid the drying light of day The skin of a gastropod has glands that secrete the mucus substance that makes him feel cool and slippery. Usually. (Ins is enough lo keep him moist if he stays in the shade. Hut when the weather 1 urns loo dry. too hot or too cold. Ins moist skin needs mnrc protection. A snail can retire into Ins shell and seal out the drying with a papery screen over his door. A slug lucks Ins slippery little body down in the soil. .As a mailer od fact, he goes below to spend most of the day. at least during the hottest part ol I he summer. After sunsei. when things cool oil a lit lie. he comes forih to glide through the vegetation. There the little gourmet dines on the lendrresl leaves he can find And. ii seems, he always selects the loilage of some lavuriie flower or perhaps a lettuce we were raising for ourselves. Actually a slug does not have to select the tendercst vegetation. He happens to have a remarkable tongue called a radula. It is covered with little rasps, like a saw, and if he wishes he can saw through the tough shell of a walnut. Ordinary garden slugs come in jet black, pasty white or brown stripes that match ihe soil. None of them would win a beauty contest. But the sea slugs tend to be more colorful and some are downright gorgeous. Their gills extend in branches or feathery tufts and many have flaps of skin that look like trailing scarves. Several beauties live in tidal pools along the coast of California. One is called the clown sea slug His fat white body is blotched with bright red spots and bumpy red but- tons Another looks like a mini-porcupine. The tan colored spikes that cover his body are tipped with tiny orange and white knobs. The most gorgeous sea slugs live in tropical seas. A large pinkish fellow with spots wears a frilly border and a tutted plume of gills. Another could pass for a bunch of violets. One of the most interesting sea slugs clings lo Ihe sargassum seaweed off Ihe coast of Florida. His pale, yellow-brown color exactly matches the seaweed and he has several trailing scarves that exactly match its trailing foliage Questions asked by child- ren ol Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SATURDAY, OCT. 6 Your birthday today: Simplicity has to be one of your major goals this year and next. Current and near-future external events serve as signs to indicate the ways in which you must strive. Now is the time to drop bad habits, eliminate whatever hinders your free expression and use of your home and possessions. Today's natives often pursue progressive or radical ideas, go it alone much of the time, have deep reserves of per- sonal energy. ARIES (March 21-April Whatever is usual for your weekends becomes, at present, a bit more difficult to achieve. You have added fac- tors to consider, including some one-time-only deals. TAURUS (April 20-May Postponements a normal part of this special weekend phenomena are to be taken in good spirit. Just be sure to have alternative plans in mind so that no lime is wasted. GEMINI (May Let people know of any change in plans. Do what you can for those who need your help or encouragement. Stay out of squabbles they serve useful purposes you don't under- stand. CANCER (June 21-July Run a search pattern to find out what you can of the hidden factors in your work en- vironment. Your own judg- ment should prevail where there is any conflict with Iriends. Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Is it true when you give up smoking your metabolism changes and your weight increases automatically? After almost ,'iO years of two packs a day. health forced me to stop smoking. I find my weight has been increasing while my faod intake has not. Is this possible'.' Dear Reader There are some changes in metabolism when people quit smoking. Th e amount of change depends on how heavy a smoker they have been. Nicotine is a poison Just stop- ping the poison means that the Goren on Bridge I5Y CIIAHLKS II. GORKN c 1973, The Chicago Tribune Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A K 7 -I A ,J :i 0 10 I .J S 2 WKST KAST A A in ii A ii x :i 2 S 7 J Ii K N II 7 fi 5 4> A 111 i) 7 SOUTH A Q5 K 111 5 1 A .1 2 A K 5 The bidding: South 1 Dhlr. Pass I A I North Kdbl. I'ass Fast Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Eight of There is no such thing as a bridge player who is con- stantly unlucky. So if you are one of those who fre- quently rail against Dame Fortune, perhaps it's time to visit the local pro to check up on what's happened to the swing. Despite his perfectly bal- anced distribution, West's takeout double finds favor with this department. We have found that it is far less dangerous to act immediate- ly with this type of hand than to try to enter the auc- tion later if the opponents stop short of game. Once North confirmed that his re- double included heart sup- port. South went straight lo game. Declarer won the opening heart lead in dummy and ran the ten of diamonds to West's king. The heart re- LI'L ABNER turn was taken in dummy, the last trump was drawn and the diamond suit was cleared, declarer discarding a spade from dummy. On the lead of a low spade. West rose with the ate and returned the suit to dummy's king. Declarer tried a club to the king, but West vvon the ace and cashed the queen for a one- trick set. "Everything was wrong, complained South. Had there been no adverse bidding, South might have had some grounds for feel- ing he had been hard done by. However, West's takeout double should have warned declarer thai every card would be badly placed, and he should have taken pre- ventative measures. Declarer erred in being in loo much of a hurry to take a discard on Ihe fourth dia- mond. He .should have won the third round of hearts in his hand and immediately led a low spade. West cannot afford to lake Ihe ace, for then the king of spades would be available for a club discard after declarer takes his quuen of spades. Therefore, he must duck and allow dummy's king to win. Now declarer plays all his diamonds, discarding a spade from dummy. Next, the queen of spades is led. West can win with the ace, but he is endplayed. He must either lead a club up to declarer's king, or play a spade, allowing declarer to ruff with dummy's lasl trump while discarding a club from his hand. body functions more ef- licicntly. The change in weight associated with the change in the metabolism after stopping smoking is minimal. More oft- en people gain weight because they start eating more: the eating replaces their smoking habit. Th''' other reason for gaining weight is Dimply a lack of physical activity. In some people nicotine stimulates a certain amount of nervous energy and thi.-; contributes to activity. This may not be noticeable at first. The hands arc constantly moving and multiple small movements go on all day long using enor- mous amounts of energy. The quieter person will have relaxed muscles and use less energy. In general I think it is wise for a person who stops smoki- ng lomake an effort not to gain weight. This means be extra careful about calories, avoid too much rich food, and at the same time start increasing the physical activi- ty some to counteract the ex- pected gain. Send your questions to Or. Lamb, in care of this new- P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanc- ed Diet" booklet. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "Hero's another Seven limes, same as before." said Mike, pointing lo an invoice Ihal had come in the mail "liul for a larger amount than the others." .luhn looked. "I don't get it. VVhal d'yoti mean about others'.'" "Come on. it was only last week.'' Mike chuckled. "Those two invoices we noticed. Different amounts, but in each the total amount in cents was seven times the square ol its cents." What was the amount of that third invoice0 (Answer Monday) s t e r d ay' s an sw e r: TASTK was 43149 LEO (July 23-Aug. Time spent making the rounds lakes you out of range of bickering, may save much confusion, as well as bring you interesting new contacts and information. Make no promises. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. For you this is a mixed sort of day requiring some thought, special care where the judg- ment of others is a major fac- tor. Set aside extra time for prayer and serious study. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Your talk lends lo oulrun your deeds, can gel you inlo a laler dilemma with conflicting promises to keep. Lislen carefully and learn something fresh about your loved ones. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. If you fail to sense Ihe natural resting point in loday's ac- livities. other people and the workings of "coincidence" will indicate to you where it is. Be observant. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. If there is an old issue with any mileage in it. today is a likely time for it to be revived. You'll be glad you held onto your temper despite crisp words. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Your healthy self-interest requires that you be alert, conservative, and when things come your way. prompt in your response. Compromise is necessary. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. The feeling of being out of ihe centre of things may be valid but is no reason for mak- ing a fuss. Whatever your suggestions, somebody op- poses them out of principle or contrariness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Workloads are out of balance today, and it is possi- ble you may be asked to do more than your share. Be sure it is not taken for granted or regarded as a steady arrangement. (1973, The Chicago Tribune) HERE? THE FWIN6 ACE KINS A PAuJN.. by charles schulz WE CL1W0S INTQ THE COCKPIT OF HIS THE ENGINE COU6H5 ONCE ANP THEN STARTS WITH A ROAR! I COTTAGE OF WUfG, SHORT RIBS by frank o'neal HEY DUDE, I HEARD X5U 6OT A 'BSHTON... AJACK- YOJ COIN'? BLONDIE by chic young CORA'S OSJ t THE WARPATH r AGAIN! SHE SAYS DOM'r PAV ENOUGH TO HER f HA WHY WOULC? SHE THINJK THAT? BEETLE BAILEY by morl walker Bridge results Ladies Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. Sept. 19. 1. Helen Foss and Pauline McLean; 2. Edna Santa and Pauline Premachuk; 3. Louine Smith and Isobel Wright. Hamilton Wed. Evening D.B.C. Sept. 19. Club tournament playing for the Unit Trophy. Winners: 1. W. J. EllertandR.J.Thielen; 2. Byron Nilsson and K. L. Waters; 3. David Miron and H. C. Ko. Novice Game: 1 and 2 tied Irene Marcinko and Mary Ward with Audrey Soctt and Kay Strome: 3. Harold Perry and Ted Ward. Thursday Night D.B.C. Sept. 20. N.S. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Del Lowenberg; 2. Bill Dodd and Mike Grisak; 3. Rose Jurisich and Roy McKenzie. E.W. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Culler; 2. Tony Kireef and Dan Jurisich; 3. David Miron and Ross Miron. Friday Night D.B.C. Sept. 21. 1. Byron Nilsson and O. B. Bentsen; 2. Bob Wobick and Geo. Santa; 3. Ena Turner and Helen Foss. Unit Gamp Sept, 2.1. 1 B. C. Evans and 0. B. Bentsen; 2. Jean Ross and Geo. Santa; 3. Muriel Barrow and Ena Turner. f OK. A SECOND THERE I -L WAfe SONNA HAVE TO UP HAGAR THE HORRIBLE BET OLl PUT FOOT IN" YOUR NO... OLAF PIT TMAT ARCHIE by bob montana JUST SPREAD OUT! ARE PUTTING THE SOAAE STEEL I SIDES 1 DRUMS UNDER WILL THE DOCK TO HOLD _______ IN HIGHER-' SIT HERE LET'S ON THIS IT 3RANDMA, OUT FOR AND WATCH fj A RUNNING LAST ONE IN'S AN OLD AAAIO HI AND LOIS by dik browne Trailer hit by Dayliner PONOKA (CP) An Ed- monton resident escaped in- jury when an equipment trailer he was towing was struck by a CP Rail dayliner near this community 55 miles south of Edmonton. RCMP said the trailer, own- ed by Wainoco Ltd.. of was demolished but the three-ton truck driven by William Ek of Edmonton had crossed the tracks and was not damaged. HOOK IT UP AGAIN i M THROUGH THE HOSE YOU CAN PUT IT AWAV NOW. TUMBLEWEEDS FUTURE PROSPECTIVE HUWY5 FLEP MY .OVIN'ARMSJ WHERE'S HE ACE, HON? YOU'P NEVER GUESS IN A MILLION YEARS! ,0-f AAAAAAAAAGHJJ JUDGE FRUMP'S COURT MV DADDV, RIP VOM LEGOFF; SAVS DUDE McSWlMGERIS MOTTHETVPE OF PAS.SLER." TlTCH HEP. AVCFWTHIM6 10-S -THE TOE STRANGLE HOLD, THE SPIK1E TWIST AMD THE RABBIT POMCH. NAAVBE SHE CAN ALSO LEAKM TO COOK.'.r E'S OH, THAT'LL HE. DO NOW'HE. KNOWS capp BUGS BUNNY HOyV ABOUT A NICE TIE, DOC? MAKIN'A SALE LIKE THAT I'UU SIVE IT TO MV THAT'LL MAKE US EVEN FOR THE ONE HE C.AVE Me FOR CHRISTMAS' ;