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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LiTMBBIDOI HERALD Tuctday. October IS, 1i74 Ask Andy MALE SEAHORSE Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Kel- ly Greer, age 11, of Lancaster, Pa., for his question: How can the male seahorse have babies? Throughout the animal kingom, it is customary the females to lay the eggs or give birth to live babies. It seems only fair that once in a while this all-important fami- ly duty should be taken over by the males. For a long time, everybody thought that this actually happens in the seahorse family. We now know the bewildering truth that Papa Seahorse does and doesn't give birth to the babies. The remarkable seahorse looks like somebody carved him of wood to serve as the knight in a chess set. He proceeds with stately elegance through the water in an upright position, using his long prehensile tail to grasp the trailing waterweeds. Regardless of these oddities, he is a genuine fish, with gills and fast-moving minifins. In the fish workd, life usual- ly starts with floating eggs, most of which are consumed by the hungry sea. But baby seahorses are born alive, quite peppy and ready to go. People naturally thought that the tiny babes struggled forth from a bulging pouch on the female's stomach. About 160 years ago, careful observers took a closer look into the seahorse family life. Lo and behold, they reported that the male seahorse gives birth to the babies but for the next 40 years or so nobody else believed it. The story is pretty hard to believe. The babies, naturally, must have two parents to get started. The female starts the cycle by producing a batch of eggs inside her small body. She also grows a sort of finger called an ovipositor. Then she goes courting for a suitable mate. She makes her selection and geis ready to lay her eggs. On his stomach, the male seahorse has'a special pocket called the broodpouch, with a small opening. The female uses her ovipositor to poke the eggs through the hole into the broodpouch. She pokes 100 to 200 eggs, two or three at a time, safely into Pap's pocket. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92948. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN WM, Tkt Tnkmt South, vulnerable, you hold: 46 VK10752 410432 4765 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass What do you respond? You have exactly 3 HCP, and even the weak response of one no trump promises 6. You are not thrilled with your singleton spade, but t here is nothing you can do to im- prove the contract without running prohibitive risks. South, vulnerable. you hold: 954 VQJ762 410432 Partner opens the bidding with one heart. What action do you take? this hand also con- tains only 3 HCP." it is worth 7 points in support of hearts. Your singleton revalues to 3 points and you upgrade your heart honors by 1 point to 4. Do not give a thought to bidding any- thing but two hearts vulnerable, as South you hold: VK10975 10432 4 J109 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West IV 2 Pus Pass 24 Pass 1 What do you bid now? hearts. By reversing, partner has shown a powerful hand with at least five hearts and- four spades, so you have golden values. Your hand is worth 8 points in support of hearts, and partner's should be the lent of 18. A timid preference to three hearts, which promises no values at all. hardly expresses tjie usefulness of your hand. vulnerable, as South you hold: 4 AKQ105 J The bidding has proceeded: West North East South 1 4 Pus Pus 1 What action do you take? Though you have a very good spade suit, you should not lose sight of the possibility that your best spot might be in one of the other suits, or even de- fending one club .doubled. In addition, a mere overcall would not come close to doing justice to your fine fourth seat, a reopening bid in a suit can be made on sketchy values. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: 4104 f K87632 Q102 419 "The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 14 Pus INT Pus Pus What do you bid now? Hearts may play well, but you are too weak to risk ex- ploring further. Should partner have no tolerance for hearts, he would take out to two spades, and your hand rates to play bet- ter in not nec- cesarily at the -three-level. vulnerable, as South you hold: 475 f AK843 4K1043 The bidding has proceeded: North East- South West Pus Pus 19 Pus 2 4 Pus What do you bid now? You have opened a sub-minimum hand in third seat. Since partner has already passed, there is no chance that you are missing a game. If you rebid two hearts, you confirm a full opening bid and run the risk of getting too high. To bid at the two-level, partner must have a five-card suit. vulner- able, as South YOU hold: 4 Q102 VKQ3 Q8 4AJ863 The bidding has proceeded: South West North Eut 1 4 Pass 19 Pus 7 What do you bid now? A.-Two hearts. With the bulk of your strength concentrated m two suits and one suit virtu- ally unstopped, you should pre- fer raising partner's suit with three good trumps to either re- bidding one no trump or bidding your sketchy five-card minor a second time. vulner- able, as South vou hold: 47 VKJ8 AQ87 4AKJ84 The bidding has proceeded as in the previous question. What do you rebid diamonds. Now there is no horry to support you have time to show your hand by reversing then supporting partner on the next round. Should you elect to jump to three diamonds, you will be poorly placed if partner's next bid is three no trump. You won't know whether to pass, and risk miss- ing perhaps'a slam in hearts, or bid four hearts, and find you took partner out of your best game. Your horoscope WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 Your birthday today: Major adjustments and rearrangements take place during the coming year. Your reaction is to get down to serious work with little debate as you settle in for the long pull. Relationships mature quietly. Today's natives are persistent, with a tendency toward the steady accumula- tion of resources and skills. Many have talent in fine arts. ARIES (March 21 April Be quick to rescue what you can of yesterday's fallout. Real property, permanent possessions, are easier to find and manage. Co-operation is available on all sides. TAURUS (April 20 May Finances are more com- fortable. Focus on teamwork, encourage all to come up with their shade of action, initiative. Friends prove to be very helpful. GEMINI (May 21 June Perhaps you only learned it yesterday, the hard way, but it's potentially an earning tool today. Be on the go early, make sure you don't get bogg- ed down in routine. CANCER (June 21 July Life smooths out and temptation toward laziness sets in. Useful information is easier to get hold of, but it's up to you to set a diligent search pattern. LEO (July 23 Aug. Un- finished business should be tackled the going is .good. Listen while you're working; you can pick up some subtle points you've missed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. The shorter move is apt to be the most useful, but you must act promptly. Corres- pondence, personal con- nections need your full attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. When the details are clear in your mind, settle terms and get on with the work. Good news, helpful visitors are in- dicated. Try for higher ear- nings. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. With somewhat more freedom of movement, make the creative adjustments that are within reach. Turning points in relationships are at hand accept normal limits. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Getting matters into better order involves digging hard for obscure or concealed information. Agreements in some areas seem literally to make themselves. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. 'Social contact is more important than you imagine. Be alert to improve your im- age. Realize your remarks are noted by someone for use, pro or con, in the future. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Fortunate business deals are feasible, and a meeting of minds on future details begins well. Be consistent, par- ticularly where others see- saw back and forth. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Your own projects thrive if you stay busy. Legal or spiritual advice comes when needed, from rare sources. Strive for .the broader perspective. Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I have a cholesterol problem and have been put on a low cholesterol diet. Is a high cholesterol related to weight gain? What is the normal cholesterol level? On my diet list, candy, soda, wine, beer, crabs, shrimp and cake aren't listed. I was wondering if you could tell me which ones are permitted, if any. Do you have any booklets on low cholesterol diets and ex- planation of this disorder? Dear Reader Confusion abounds about cholesterol. Cholesterol in your bloodstream comes from two sources, mostly that formed by the liver and some from the cholesterol in your food. Yes, yes, yes, eating too much of anything that results in a weight gain (obesity) can lead to excess production of cholesterol by the liver in many people. Sugar, fat, alcohol and even excess protein can be readily converted to cholesterol and blood fats A low cholesterol diet, or a low fat diet will not be as successful as it could be un- less you prevent or eliminate obesity. The normal value of cholesterol isn't very useful if you mean usual value. We do know that to be in the lowest risk group, that is the least likely to have a heart attack, it is better to have a cholesterol level of below 220. Because of different laboratory methods, some methods may give a reading five to 15 per cent higher than 220 and still be an acceptable reading for this risk group. In general, I think you could say that if it is over 220 it could be improved, and if it is over 250 you should do something about it. f Of the foods you asked about, it makes a lot of difference how some of them are prepared. Cake can be almost devoid of cholesterol; as in angel food cake which is also low in fat, or very high in cholesterol if made with lots of egg yolks as in pound cake. They can contain lots of saturated fat, as in many commercial devil food cakes. You can bake your own using safflower oil or corn oil and avoiding egg yolks and have a cake that is low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol. Soda, wine, and beer contain no cholesterol or fat. Alcohol, however, is high in calories and contributes to obesity. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a par- ticular but different digit. There's obviously only one possibility for the letter F here. Then what are the letters O and G? So just get FORMAL. LONG LONG GOWNS FORMAL Thanks for an idea to Ruth Argles, Brooklyn, New York. (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: House number 527, with factors 17 and 31. 5CMOOUHAV6 SHORT MBS THE KING WANTS A SOOD RED WINE FDR MIS DINNER h'ELL Y WHEN H-JIS LITTLE 1WA9 IT NUMBER BOTTLED? TWIS MORNING- YES, WAS A SOOD HI AND LOIS BUTJT'S LUMCH> LUHCMTlME... BREAXFAST- WHAT'S TME DIFFERENCE? I WAS HIS I'D HAVE THE MILKED AND MOW 6OT TWO -rwb ACRES PLOWED sv BUGS BUNNY FUDDSY, i GOT A WHOLE. NEW LINE O' BRUSHES... :CANT DO SELL YA ANOTHER. 1 BET YA SOT A CLOSET RJLL ASA V. MATTER OF f FACT, I JUST _____ FEROET WANT A YA J BWUSH... SAW. INEED A KNOWN AS TH "REVERSE SALESMANSHIP" S BLONDIE FIRST: I'LL. ASK HIM FOR A TEN-COLLAR HE SAYS I'LL COME DOWN TO FIVE 11 MR. DITHERS, I A FIVE-DOLLAR RAISE IS IN ORDER FOR ME iff GO (AWAY OKAY TTHEN I'LL SETTLE FOR TEN ARCHIE THEY'RE J- PROBABLY _, OH.HOVvVLOOKING AT MOM'S pr HERE.THE DEAR WAS BOY, JUST A FEWJ THAT'S MONTHS _IX STUPID.' AND HERE HE'S HAVING HIS FIRST HOW OLD VVAS ARCHIE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE BEETLE BAILEY Ul JU5T TRYING TO AVOID OH THE FUNNY, DOESN'T WHAT DO SET? THAN OS. M30 HMRiWEEDS YOU 0RUSHEP YOUR 1001W! WEWIU-WOTDR SWgARlTSA PJFFERENTSHAPE OFOCHRK ALWAYZ 0RUSHM' TOOTH, ;