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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBSIDGE HERALD Wtdnatday, October 17, 1973 Qoren on Bridge Lawrence Lamb M.D. by ehiriu schulz BY CHARLES II GORKN c 1573 Tfie Chicago Tribune North South vulnerable, both 60 on score West deals NOKIH KQ5 v 74 A K J8 K Q J WEST EAST A A 6 A J J were not going to get an> tricks in the minor suits in deed it looked %ery much as if two heart tricks and the ace of trumps were the de fsnsive limit However West came tc the conclusion that there was one slight chance to de feat the contract provided East held the trump jack guarded at least once II that card could be promoted tne aefenders might score ?n upset Having found a distribu- tion that would lead to de- clarer's defeat, West pro ceeded on the assumption that that particular he of the cards existed At trick two, he cashed the queen of hearts, and everyone follow- ing was a ray of hope Next came the deuce of hearts, offering declarer a ruff and a sluff Since to ruff low in dum- my or to discard would have meant the immediate defeat of the contract had East started with the jack of spades, declarer ruffed with dummy's queen He crossed to his hand with the jack of clubs to lead the ten of trumps Had West played low, declarer intended going up with the king, for the bid- ding marked West with the ace of trumps West did not falter at the last hurdle He rose with the ace of spades and led anoth- er heart, and declarer was doomed If he ruffed with dummy's king, the jack of spades would be established as the setting trick, so de- clarer gambled that West held that card He discarded a diamond, and East ruffed with the jack for down one DEAR DR. LAMB My question concerns the use of "natural" foods, not sold through retail outlets or drug stores, but by individual sales representatives operating at the local levels There is a great campaign to sell "pure protein" as a health supplement My 16-year-old son is an ac- tive participant in high school sports Many of his friends are taking this protein food He wishes to do anything that will improve his physical strength and general health His family Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER That s a funny exclaimed Andy, pointing to his book 'All 7's and 3 s Harry looked "There are plenty like that he com- mented 'But something more Andy told him "It's the smallest number like that that s a multiple of seven and also of three What was the number9 (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday s answer MASH was 1260 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon THURSDAY, OCT 18 Your birthday today Nothing can be taken for granted in this eventful year Even the trivial details of dai- Iv living are full of ex- citement At critical moments the most important factor is your patience Many issues long debated come to firm resolution and you do have a good chance of getting anything within reason Today s natives possess capability for leadership in ideas but require substantial teamwork for success in financial enterprises ARIES (March 21-Apnl 19) It is so easy to start saying drastic things you wish later you hadn t Important and self-important people alike are apt to be difficult dodge Jkndy Corn sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Jill Simpson age 14 of Gaslonia North Carolina for her question Why does a corn ear have threacs of silk' An ear of ripe corn comes tightlv packaged in a sheath of husky leaves From the top of the neat package pokes a blond pony-tail of rather sticky threads called the corn silks When the ear is un- wrapped to be cooked vou see that these silky threads run down through the husk and reach the rows of golden Kernels on the corn cob If there were no silks there would be no ripe kernel on an ear of corn Through three months of summery sunshine and showers a corn plant grows for one purpose to produce seeds for the next generation The seeds are the golden kernels packed in tight rows around each ear Like most seeds they must develop from an egg fertilized by the merg- ing of two parent cells In the case of the corn plant the problem is to get the pairs of male and female cells together The stiff green plant grows tall on its jointed stalk Each joint sprouts a long leaf that wraps a sheath around the stem and dangles down at the tip' The baby ears begin to form neatly folded in between these leaves and the stiff stem There may be as many as eight of them Meantime the top of the tall plant grows a feathery tassel LI'L ABNER It may be red or yellow pur- ple or blue but in most cases it is pink The perky tassels produce grains of pollen that contain the male parent cells The female cells are in the infant kernels, down on the stem and tightly wrapped in leafy husks If it weren t for the silks the corn plant could never get its parent cells together The problem is solved because the kernels sprout these long sticky threads that grow up through the tops of the husks The silks pop out like a pony tail just about when the pollen is ripe in the tassel at the top of the tall plant At this point we notice that our corn plant does not stand alone It grows close to dozens of others, all topped with tufted tassels, all with silken pony tails dangling from baby husks folded close to the-r jointed stems Now all is ready and only a friendly breeze is needed to make the miracle work It blows the ripe pollen from all the tossing tassels up and down and among the field of corn Some of the pollen grains stick to the threads of silk and grow down through the husk to the infant kernels There they fertilize the female cells and the rows of kernels can develop into ripe seeds Though the work of the silken threads is done, they re- main attached to each ear of corn asked by ren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) them right or wrong TAURUS (April 20-May Having been consistent you can ride out or even enjoy today s game in which they all compare notes about you If you ve told more than one story you re in for some penance GEMINI (May 21-June No matter how hard-gained, your mood lets it be easy go Re evaulate snap judgments before you invest in them Gather all about you to share some urgent work C4NCER (June 21-July 22) Regardless of outside com- ment continue bravely along the general lines you ve been pursuing Take courage from knowing somebody cares haste and excess LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Today s changes are im- provements for you in the long run Strong opinions spoken among people you do not know well are misunderstood taken in context you hadn't thought about VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Think again, trim down a detail that you had made too important the first time Leave your resources in reserve there's no quick and sure advantage by plunging in now LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) Coming to terms with a many- sided question brings in its wake useful energy as well as some tension Today's schemes run to success over a moderate time to come SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Vour outlook improves and you may solve any of several long-standing inconveniences, almost without new effort Coincidence so called is more favorable than not SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22- Dec Doubt arises on whether the burdens and benefits are evenly shared Find out if they are, and if not, why not, and what can be done This will bring matters to a head CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan Today's adversity in- volves self-centered feelings Snap out of it, concentrate on getting at least something done so your time later will be free for more interesting ac- tions AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Exert your peace-keeping talents, but don't provoke an argument just to get to use them Your personal hobbies provide an extra benefit in the course of your regular duty PISCES (Feb. 19-March Self-improvement is currently the key to success Working against it is social pressure toward self- indulgence, overdoing good things You needn't keep up with the Joneses (1973, The Chicago Tribune) physician, after a physical exam which included blood tests, etc pronounced him to be in excellent physical condi- tion and did not indicate any need for diet supplement Is it better to try to provide a good balanced diet for this boy, or should we join the "protein club" and give him this supplement9 DEAR READER There is a great deal of money being wasted on protein powders or supplements What your boy wants is a healthy strong body, and it does take enough of the right proteins to build this He should be able to get all he needs from a good diet which also contains needed vitamins and minerals To build new cells for body growth the body needs only a limited amount of the right proteins each day In a grow- ing active boy, even on a physical build-up program, this can hardly exceed 100 grams of protein a day, and that can be obtained from a pound of beef, or'about a pound and a half of poultry or fish A quart of fortified skim milk will contain about 20 grams plus the important calcium and phosphorous needed for bone development Why not see to it that he gets plenty of fortified skim milk, lean meat fish or poultry each day He can also use cot- tage cheese The body is built according to plans or blueprints just like a house is built from a plan If the plans call for a house with so much brick wall then you need only enough bricks to build the wall Any additional bricks would be wasted The body does a little better it takes only as much protein as it needs to build or replace cells and other protein substances then the excess is not hauled off like bricks but is converted to glucose sugar or fat to be used either as energy (in place of diet fat or glucose) or is stored as fat It will not grow any more mus- cle or cause the body to grow any faster or bigger or better or increase energy The onlj way you can increase growth is to change the building plans for the body This can be done by growth hormones for height or in boys testosterone and related hormones stimulate muscular development (I am not recommending hormones for normal boys either) Cer- tain exercises, such as weight training stimulate production of a body chemical that stimulates muscle growth This is like having to put up another layer of bricks along a wall to strengthen it Protein supplements are useful in people who are losing protein because of an illness or in people who can't get enough in their normal diet, otherwise they just improve the financial status of their friendly door to door pusher (Newspaper EngerpriseAssn Send you questions to Dr Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P 0. 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 Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Oct 17, 1973 A radiant Queen Elizabeth arrived with Prince Philip in Washington after visiting Canada 16 years ago today in 1957 The Queen told Presi- dent Eisenhower that she came as Queen of Canada and offered "warm greetings of a friendly neighbor and staunch ally An estimated crowd of one million lined the streets to see the royal couple 1960 An estimated 3 000 lives were lost during cyclones in East Pakistan 1951 Governor Khwaja Nazimuddin succeeded the assassinated Liaquat Ah Khan as premier of Pakistan 1805 The French captured Austria at the battle of the Ulm 1662 Charles II of England sold Dunkerque to France 1346 The Battle of Neville's Cross was fought by al capp TH' OCTOPUS ff 4-ARMS-4-UEQS- AM'A BUT A SINGLE THOUGHT -VERSOS THAT INSPIRIN' EXAMPLE O'CLEAN LI VI UNBEARABLE "Our love will last he said. she cried. "Ebrever being a relative said. She hit him with a ski pole. SHORT RIBS by fnnk o'mtl THE RESULTS Of YOJS ABE ALL PARNSWORTW, 7 YOU ARE SOUND HAVgNT BEEN FEELIN0 TOO SOOO 8LONDIE by chic young I SAID COLUMBUS DISCOVERED AMERICA IN 1592 AMD SHE DISAGREED 1 WELL., AT LEAST I MAD MIS SMI PS SIGHT1 TME MONITOR ANDTME MERftlMAC I HAB AN ARGUMENT WITH GEORGINA TOCAY SHE WAS IT WAS 1492 BEETLE BAILEY by mort walker WELL, I'LL KEEP OK) HIM TILL HE UP WITH 5OMETHI HAGAR THE HORRIBLE ARCHIE by bob montini I'M KEEPING ASCRAPBOOK JUSHEAD, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR A PROJECT IN YOUR WHAT IS ALL THIS IN YOUR SCRAPBOOK1? HI AND LOIS by dik browne YEAH... FOR MINDING MY BABY SISTER YESTERDAY MOM ON THE HEAD A PAT ON THE HEAD WHAT ELSE DIP SHE GIVE VOU DOES YOUR MOM COMPLIMENT WHEN YOU'VE BEEN GOOD? TUMBLE WEEDS UH HEAR YOUR LATEST AMBITION'S TO BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL CELEPRlTY? IN STDCKPIUNSr MY BUGS BUNNY JUST A BUM i Lessee VSR POU6HI PLEASE OBSERVE.. 1 HAVE SIXTY-FIVE CENTS... IN CASH.' HOPIN...TI ;