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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE September Ask Andy TYRANNOSAURUS REX Andy sends a complete 20- .olume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Bil- y White, age 10, of In- dianapolis, Indiana, for his question: Who was the king of the dinosaurs? In the days of the dinosaurs, went by the law of ic jungle. It was everyone for limself and the mightiest ighter was the winner. In this .ase, we might say that the .ing of the dinosaurs was the lightiest and most fearsome -iller of them all. At any rate, lis is what the scientists must have thought when they amed him Tyrannosaurus ex. which means ''the tyrant zard king.' Our modern elephant has a ng brain to match his bulky iody and so do our giant 'hales. Though none of the linosaurs were as big as our jig blue whale, many of them rere much bigger than ,'lephants. So one would ex- ;ct them to have sizeable trains to match their huge >odies But this was not so. Those monstrous reptiles had ary, very small brains, which leans that complicated ideas rere too much for them. One of our most com- ilicated ideas is sharing, the ive-and-take of living ieaceably together with roups of other persons. iiiman civilization is the Uory of social groups, nations kingdoms. But such ideas rere much too much for the aitsy brain of a dinosaur. Jvery dinosaur was on his wn, hunting or hunted by all ic others. Certainly they did not a certain dinosaur s their king, though no doubt ney feared the mightiest iller Actually, for reasons jnknown. the last of the huge eptiles died out some sixty million years ago. Scientists ave to piece their story igether from the fossilized (ones they left in the ground. luring the past century or so. 3 different types were un- arthed. they were given nodern scientific names. The word "dinosaur'' itself neans lizard They rere, of course, a lizard aranch of the coldblooded rep- ile clan. And because they ?ere enormously big. they eemed terrible. Besides, had fearsome meat- Bating teeth and others wore earsorne armor. Their modern scientific names iclude "bron- osaurus" and "plesiosaur." Each lancy name tells something about its long gone owner This name system was fine for the average dinosaurs. But one of them obviously was something special. He walked on two hind legs like tree trunks and stood twenty feet tall. Including his mighty tail, he was 50 feet long. His huge head measured four feet long and his enormous jaws were crammed with six-inch, dagger-sharp teeth. His total weight was up to ten tons, which is heavier than two In- dian elephants. Without a doubt, this dinosaur was the biggest, mightiest and most terrifying meat-eating animal that ever walked on the planet Earth. It seemed logical to call him the king of the dinosaurs, for no animal on earth could prevail against him So his scientific name is Tyrannosaurus Rex the tyrant lizard king. This mightiest of the mighty lizards lived during the Cretaceous period of earth's past, about 100 million years ago. This was toward the end ot the long dinosaur history story. The climate was mild and moist and a few reptiles took to the air. As the young Rocky Mountains grew. North America was populated with a vast variety of huge fantastic reptiles which were hunted without mercy by the so- called king of the dinosaurs. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback TODAY IN HISTORY By THE CANADIAN PRESS Sept. 21, 1974 Edward II. King of England and first Prince of Wales, was murdered 647 years ago in 1327 by his wife, leading a rebellion for his 15-year-old son. who became Edward III. Edward I had advised his son to discontinue the Scottish war but Edward II's rashness led directly to a resounding defeat at Bannockburn. This failure and the king's weakness for favorite Piers Gaveston paved the way for his downfall Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN W4, Tftt CftiUM vulnerable, as South you hold: 41097 VK5 4AQ1095432 The bidding has proceeded? 9outh West North East ass Pass 1 Pass 1 4 Pass 3 NT Pass f What do you bid now? Q.2-Easl West vulnerable, "s South vou hold: 4Q765 VKQ7 4 A7 4KQ105 The bidding has proceeded: Cast South West North i 4 Dble. Pass 1 'ass What do you bid now? vulner- able with 60 on score, as' -iouth vou hold: 4AK87 VAKQ932 4J4 fhe bidding has proceeded: ou hold: 49544A764AKQJ1043 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass Pass 1 Pass 1 4 Pass 3 Pass 3 Pass What do now? -West vulnerable, as South vou hold: 47 410765 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North Pass Pass Pass 1 4 What act mn do vou As South, vulnerable. on hold: 4742 410873 4Q7652 The bidding has ,ast South West North ass Pass Pass 1 Pass Pass Dble. ass Pass 2NT South, vulnerable, you hold: 4J43 WKJ87 4J10 The bidding has proceeded: Kast South West North Pass Pass 1 9 14 Pass action -io Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Your birthday today: Rely on your own deeper resources in this coming year of active challenge. There really is no easy way. What often seems to be luck or coincidence will occur (usually in your favor) if you appraoch life with a constructive attitude and good intentions. Today's natives tend to accumulate quantities of specialized possessions, materials for hobbies. ARIES (March 21-April Leave practically all the people you know alone. Do your regular share of community customs, then find something personal to attend to. TAURUS (April 20-May Do some extra work today if it doesn't disturb the peace of others. Entertainments are fun but cause you added expense. GEMINI (May 21-June Co-operation yields success despite hindrances in exchanging information. Invest time in a favorite hobby, but don't expect others to share your interest. CANCER (June 21-July Approach everything with a mood of conciliation. Don't grind personal axes or make deals with complex ramifications LEO (July 23-Aug. Being thrifty doesn't come too easily but is worth your effort. Once you've made local contributions, get out of public view for study, correspondence. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Concentrate on family or those you love and trust. People ask about future commitments; let them wait while you concentrate on the present. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Brief journeys, extra moves to re-establish lapsed connections yield benefits. Don't approach officials or people in high office with personal schemes now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Your health and its maintenance take first priority on your "must-do" list You spend money in every circumstance. Watch your outlay; count your change. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Leave business aside and relax. Visit with friends and talk over recent experience. If traveling, let others make the choices. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Using good judgment saves your day. Travel seems inevitable. Take the trouble to figure out all necessary plans before leaving. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Most of today's social events lead nowhere. If you can talk shop with people of high technical skills, you will benefit bv evening. PISCES (Feb. 19-March In the course of a normal sociable day you may shake hands over a mutual agreement. Immediately apply this very beneficial understanding. .MONDAY. SEPT. 23 Your birthday today: Coin- cides with the equinox. The Sun is directly over the equator at a.m. EDT, beginning the zodiac sign Libra. Those born earlier have the Sun in the last degree of Virgo. For all today's natives this year promises unusually interesting changes in work and relationships. Today's Virgoans collect so much they seldom relocate; the Librans plan so effectively they're always able to go. ARIES (March 21 April Business matters are un- settled, some moves being premature. Family ties are momentarily tense. You resolve the situation by accepting people as they are. TAURUS (April 20 May Temporize, give current stresses time to come to balance, as people see other sides of the issue. News from afar is incomplete, wait for the full story. GEMINI (May 21 June Expenses increase, while bright prospects on a new job decline. Keep a notebook for the stream of ideas coming in today, sort out the ones worth hanging onto. CANCER (June 21 July Anything will do as a playing piece in a bicker game. You needn't get into it at all. Check your home and work place for hazards, do something to correct them. LEO (July 23 Aug. Just because the work is marked "rush" doesn't mean you have to be hasty or to attempt more than you can handle. Special care with anything mechanical is ad- vised. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. If you know what you're buying, go ahead, but check that you get what is agreed. Sentimental ventures seem neglected cheer up, there'll be another time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. When your patience runs out, stop. Take a deep breath, strive for serenity. Insight eventually brings about renewed relationships. Avoid overdoing your work. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Close associates require tact. Be wide awake, obser- vant if you must travel. Protect your loved ones from echoes of your problem solv- ing struggle. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Money is a root of discord if you permit it to be. Your own decisions, put into action without boast or apology, work best. Let well enough alone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Aggressive moves, im- patience with business con- tacts are to be restrained. Work on existing ventures rather than starting new ones. Home life needs your gentle touch. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Seek solitude to gather your thoughts. Almost any suggestion from you provokes an extreme response today. Spend time improving your health. PISCES (Feb. 19 March Be firm and specific about arrangements already made stay out of new ones elaborated by your friends. You have enough at home to consider just now. Oddities in the news ass do vou hid now? LOS ANGELES