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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, September 28, 1974 Ask Andy Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Nora Manley, age 11, of Halland Patent, New York for her questions: What makes a boomerang come back? When the right person throws the right kind of boomerang, it may swerve around and return to be caught in his hand. Part of this magic trick depends on the shape of the boomerang. Part depends on the wondrous ways in which air currents behave. But the trick does not work unless the boomerang thrower knows just what to do. And the skills of a boomerang thrower call for plenty of patience and practice. Early in human history, boomerang throwing was pop- ular throughout most of the world. No doubt it started when people learned to throw sticks and stones at passing birds and bunnies. Naturally they aimed to bring down food for dinner and through the ages they learned to become very skillful. Certain American Indians still hunt with hurled sticks. But in the modern world, the most skillful boomerang throwers are the bushmen of Australia. They cannot explain air currents and other dynamics that make a boomerang do what it does. But they know from age-old experience just how to make a throwing stick of the right size and shape to be used in hunting or in self defense. They also know ex- actly how to throw it so that it does what they want it to do. A bushman makes his own boomerangs and may have several of different shapes and sizes. To make a return- ing boomerang, he selects a green bough of light-weight wood. This is bent at a rather sharp angle to form just the right curve and heated and dried over a fire. The finished form is smoothed, polished and usually decorated with bands of color. Heavier boomerangs with wider curves are made to hunt large game animals or as weapons of warfare. These big boomerangs spin through the air to strike large targets. But they do not return to the sender. The small returning boomerang usually is aimed at a bird and if it strikes its target, it falls to the ground. If it misses the target, it con- tinues to spin around a curved path that brings it back to the sender. A skilled marksman uses a stiff armed overhand throw to hurl his returnable boomerang. And he adds ex- actly the right flick of the wrist to make the boomerang spin as it goes. Usually it swings along fairly close to the ground, at least below the tree tops. After a hundred yards or so, it curves around to the left and spins back to where it started. Chances are, a skillful thrower catches the returning boomerang in his hands. And he knows these secret skills because he started practicing in childhood. Hunter of ancient India and Egypt used large, heavy boomerangs and the Hopis of Arizona still use them. But none of these weapons are of the returnable type. Only the aborigines of Australia figured out how to make and throw the light returnable boomerang. It is an 18-to-24 inch stick, weighing about eight ounces and curved at about 90 degrees. It can travel about 100 yards and return but only when hurled by an ex- pert. Questions askvd by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntingtoh Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Sept. 28, 1974 Canada announced she would go it alone, if necessary, on construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway 23 years ago in 1951. After years of indecision on the giant project, the United States was spurred into action and agreed to join in building the seaway which allows ocean ships to sail into the heart of the continent. The seaway was opened in 1959. 1895 Scientist Louis Pasteur died. 1912 Japanese ship Kickermaru sank off Japan; died. 1942 Canadian planes made their first attacks against Japanese forces on Kiska Island. 1955 Hurricane Janet kill- ed 500 in Caribbean. 1958 Hurricane Ida killed 615 in Japan. Goran on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN TIM CMCIN Q.I vulnerable, as South you hold: VA6 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 V Pass 2 Pass 2 V Pass What do you bid now? vulnerable, as South vou hold: AJ1065 VK5 The bidding has proceeded: South North East 1 Pass 1 NT Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass What do you bid now-? South, vulnerable, you hold: VK983 4AK102 The bidding ha> proceeded: West North East South Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 2 Pass What do you bid now? vulnerable, as South you hold: VAKQJ95 The bidding proceeded: East South West North Pass 1 Pax, What do hid now'' vulnerable, as South you hold: VJ7 4Q9876 The bidding has proceeded: North East West 1 4 Pass 1 Pass 1 9 Pass What do you bid now? vulnerable, as South you hold: 97 4KJ1092 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 9 Pass 1 NT Pass 3 4 Pass What do you bid now? vulnerable, as South voa hold: 4K76 Vi052 4AJ1Q9 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East Pass Pass I Pass i M Pass Pass Dblc. 7 What do yoii bid now? South, vulnerable, you hold: 4KQ974 9A 4J8762 The bidding has proceeded: North East South ttt-st 1 Pass i 2 4 Pass you bid now inr Your horoscope By Jeane Diion SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Your birthday today: You are on a path so clearly mark- ed and so easy to follow that you may recognize destiny in its direction. Make the best choices you can in the smallest of issues; they count more than you realize. Relationships are erratic, but definitely worth all your care. Today's natives often develop strong intuitipn. ARIES (March 21 April If you must work, do so at a moderate pace, within nor- mal channels. It's a good day for getting personal and fami- ly matters into order. TAURUS (April 20 May Everybody seeks his own path; let them do so in peace. Getting a group together isn't promising. Instead, do something on your own neglected projects. GEMINI (May 21 June Stay away from discord among people who are tiring of each other. Stay in touch with those you cherish they'll be upset if you're beyond reach. CANCER (June 21 July Allow more leeway for everything this busy Sunday. Decide early what you really want to do, then quietly do it. Evening hours are for good talk, much fun. LEO (July 23 Aug. Persistence is needed to stay on a constructive course. Use your free time to tackle stick- ing points in family concerns. Move on to a livelier evening. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. Your patience carries the day as you encounter demands ranging from very subtle to somewhat harsh.- Realize which matters are beyond your control, and let go. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. The needs of others outshout your own. Work is not congenial for you today, has doubtful results at best. Rest and worship are more central to your welfare. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Concentrate on activities which require little or no co operation. This confusing phase of cross purposes, mixed communication is tem- porary, normal. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. Once done with com- munity expressions of faith, fill in gaps in your planning, adjust accounts. Get back to family life as soon as possible. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. This is a stay at home sort of Sunday, not much happening, but it's good that things go as they do. Express yourself gently, offer no criticism. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. You've more than enough to do at home. Tidy up both your thinking and your household. Turn out the odds and ends, locate long mislaid object. PISCES (Feb. 19 March You're in a complex spot between people of varying moods the less involved at the moment the better able to help a little later. Leave money out of it. MONDAY Your birthday today: In a sense, you've touched base, and should have a well organized project going by midyear. Intuition comes in the midst of teamwork. You may be too busy to carry on any tat very 'important relationships; make no break, there will be another time of less intensity. Today's natives are talkative, given to speculative thinking. ARIES (March 21-April Pray early for the ingenuity to get through today's cross- currents of clashing opinions. Anything mechanical requires protection. TAURUS (April 20-May You have energy and many resources coming in, but not yet arrived. Avoid premature moves as you clear up existing projects. Evening finds tempers short. GEMINI (May 21-June You must stick by the literal truth today. Make your own decisions. Don't waste money in pursuit of pleasure those who love you don't expect it. CANCER (June 21-July Work obligations collide with personal interests. Do what you must, one thing at a time, letting all concerned know times and places. LEO (July 23-Aug. It's not reasonable to expect routines to run smoothly nor to demand total involvement from yourself. Make do with materials and people near at hand. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. There's much to do before the week's main enterprise can be started. Clear preparations are important. Be content with quiet diversions tonight. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Be willing to co-operate, but don't advise before being asked. Volunteered informa- tion is taken as an opening gambit for games of conflict. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Work is hindered by quirks of circumstances. If asked to do more than is usual, make the exception but keep it definitely as an exception. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Strive to be tactful, despite a tendency for people to interfere tactlessly with creative enterprises. Spend no more than is essential. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Family members deter you from developing business plans. Differences arise on many sides, as you stir things up. Play for the long term result! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Take care in how you say it as well as what you say! Not all people are ready for your views. Error creeps into almost any technical area. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Your intuition is strong and useful. Be the peacemaker wherever you can. Spending money just for the sake of spending only reduces your bank account. Bridge results Ladies Wednesday Afternoon O.B.C Sept. 18. Playing for the Unit Trophy. 1. Muriel Barrow and Wil'la Waters: 2 M J Grant and Betty Landeryou: 3 and 4 tied Doris Cranston and Mary Heimtz with Gerda Balfour and Mary Green Hamilton Wed. Evening D.B.C. Sept. 18. NS 1 Bob Marshall and Charles Sudeikat. 2 Willa Waters and M J Grant. 3 Mr and Mrs M T Hodgson E W 1 Richard Spackman and Ken Penton. 2 H C Ko and Tony Kireef 3 Pauline McLean and W D StiH Noiice Game Sept. 18. 1 jnko and M jry Ward 2. Mdbt'l Harris Ted Ward. 3 Audrey Scull and Kayc Strornc Thursday Night D.B.C. Sept. IS. NS 1 Rosi M iron and J E Ander- son 2 Barrow and Helen 3 Gloria Hummel and Bjorg E W Edna and Pauline Pranarhuk 2 Mike GntaA and Bill Darnel. 3 t> K and Bill Fndaj NigfcJ O.B.C. Sept. N S 1 8 Evans and Byron Nikwm. 2 Rirtiard Spaceman and M R 3 Georc-e Santa and Ed E.W. 1. Isobcl Johnson and Isobel Wright. 2 Mary Ward and Irene Mar- cinko. 3. Muriel Barrow and Elmer Culler Unit Game Sept. 22. Two Session Board a Match team of four game J. C. Landeryou. M J Grant. Edytha Anderson and George Santa. 2. Byron Nilsson. John Lebeau. Bob Marshall and Charlie Sudeikat: 3. M. R Mrazek. W. D Stitt. Mr. and Mrs Nick Jurkovich We welcomed teams playing at our team game from Ralston and Medicine Hal ASSEMBLE OWN CARS NAIROBI (API British Leyland plans to set up a S9- million auto assembly plant in the central Kenya town of Thika. The plant, being set up in conjunction with the local firm. Cooper Motors Ltd.. will assemble trucks, buses and other vehicles annually when it goes into production in 1976. SHORT MBS OKAV, DOC I'LL TAKE A OF ELIXIR, 1 NEVER WORKED SO WARD TO MAKE A SALE IN MV LIFE. HI AND LOIS TOLP ME HE LIKES MOSTLV THE FROZEN! PINNERS THAT IS SUCH A FUSSV COME WITH THE TURKEY HE LIKES WITH THE AMP THE VEGETABLES WITH THE BEEF HE LlKES WITH THE HAM, AMD THE, 1 I BUGSBMINY WOULD YA STEP INTA TH' OFFICE PER A FEW MINUTES, THE FLORAL. PATTERN IS VERY 9IS WITH THE IN CROWD ISOUC LATEST I MOO FASHIOM TWERE'S OILY bNE WAV .-t I'D WEAR TMAT A SU IT N PUBLIC WEAR. MY RESULAR SUIT ARCHIE HOW WAS 1 HOW SHOULD IT Jz KNOW? YOU CERTAINLY DON'T THINK TOUCH OH--AND WHEN YOU'RE READY TO EAT IT...SHE SAID GIVE HER A CALL AND SHE'LL TELL YOU THE COMBINATION! HAGAR THE HORRIBLE WHAT APE I JUST WITH! MY T MY MEASURE A STUPID THAT'S TME TMH2P TIME ,TMIS WEEK HE FORGOT MIS TAPE itETLE BAILEY COOKIE, HOW COME vou Neves 7ELUN6 ME SHE WAS ro DO ALL THE WOULPVE TAKEN m. 1RK1TATIM ROOMMATE] TUMBLEWBDS THIS MONTH THE-COVgTEP PEATHER GOES ID THE MOST SOAVC eOY] THAT SAVW- S0WH? SMOOTHS THATLOT-SOJ6HT MOTSHOT.' THAT GMM0K 6WMMER1 PHLEGMATIC i NAME YOU INPJAN OF THE MONTH.1 Y, nw PEUGHTEP TO GIVE SOMEONE WITH WHO I HAVE MOCH IN COMMON; WRE RIGHT ;