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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, September 29, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON WEDNKSDAY, SEPT. 30 Your birthday today: Your course through the new year is a sharp departure for you. Events require personal read- justment, sometimes sudden- ly with some inconvenience. All ciiangcs are ultimately for the better. Romantic in- terests bring numerous poig- nant moments of stress. To- day's natives generally talk fluently, often far too much. Their vocations frequently involve the handling of vola- tile, aromatic liquids, paint, ink, perfume and the like. ARIES (March 21-April Cooperation now is of more value than the actual work achieved. Take and give your share. Everything is rather Andy sends n complete 20- volume set of the Worh Book Encyclopedia to Ron alii Dcshuk, age 13, ol Lorain, Ohio, for his ques- tion: How do insects survive th winter? The majority of insects com plete their amazing life cycle in a single year. In most cases their states of developmer are timed to take advantage o the changing seasons. Man species survive tho winter as eggs and many others a pupae. Some spend the wiate as active larvae and sever; remain in this stage thrcuf? two to 20 years. In the teem ing insect world, no possibilil of survival is overlooked, number of species even spen the winter as adults or larvae Some hibernate and others re- main partially active. The summer air swarm with squadrons of adult flyin insects. This is the busy sea son for mating and layin eggs. Come late fall, in region with cold winters, all the flit ting-fluttering creatures disap pear from the scene. The nex generations are in hiding, mos of them dormant until the firs warm breath of spring. The dead grasses conceal' stores o tiny aphid eggs. Packages o 100 or so kaytdid eggs are tucked in the twigs of oak and cherry, maple and apple trees The bark of shade and fores trees provide winter shelter for countless insect eggs. Th gypsy moth wraps her eggs in a warm package of scales am hairs and sticks it on her fa vorite tree. The tiny eggs of the tent caterpillar are con cealed in twigs and the eggs of the webworm are hidden in withered leaves. Dragonflies cope with the cold as active nymphs; mos- quitoes as wrigglers. Both sur- vive in the water. Hungry ci- cada nympths live under- ground, in some species for as long as 20 years. The Isabella month larvae hibernates as the famous woolly bear caterpil- lar. The caterpillar of the viceroy butterfly hibernates wrapped in a leaf. Many butterflies and moths survive the winter in the pupa stage. The cabbage butterfly dozes in a small green chrysalis. The sphynx moth hibernates below ground as a large purple chrysalis. The cecropia moth fixes its long brown cocoon to a bare maple or willow twig. Many other moths also hibernate in silken cocoons. Other insects survive even the hardest winters as adults. Ladybirds congregate under rocks and fallen logs and water beetles remain active all winter. Honeybees reduce their numbers, seal the hives and ration the honey to last until spring. Angle wing butterflies hibernate, hidden in crannies. One of them, the dark velvety mourning cloak, comes out for a flutter on warm winter days. At least one insect migrates. Come fall, from everywhere across the land, flocks of mon- arch butterflies fly hundreds of miles to spend a mild win- ter in California. Winter is -too severe for most adult insects and there is not enough food for hordes of hungry larvae. But insect eggs are small miracles of quiet en- durance. Their tiny shells are woven in intricate designs that let in air and repel water, even when submerged. Silken cocoons are warm and water repellent and a sturdy chrys- alis also is armed against bruises. Hence most insects survive the winter in either the egg or pupa stage and some species leave broods of both eggs and pupae to take their chances. Questions asked by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. successful, the news interest- ing. TAURUS (April 20-May Early, unsettled conditions make it possible to do just about what you please. Seize any such opportunity, present your petition, ask for whatever is owed to you. GEMINI Zl-Junc Spend the day organizing crea- tive projects and settling up arrangements, After work, seek major entertainment, take along your favorite companion. CANCER (June Matters become more favor- able as you work your way through them. Expect interrup- tions and changes of tempo. Plan for a sociable evening of mild celebration. LEO (July 23-Allg. Steady effort produces prog- ress. Relatives, neighbors are cooperative if you restrain your whims. Your sense of humor is not quite helpful at the mo- ment. VIRGO (Ang. 23-Sepl. Plan for a qtu'et day of normal effort with a few extra rest periods. Your intuition takes wer at midday and produces a Fairly interesting and easy time of it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. You get unexpected bouquets and favor for something you had little or nothing to do with. Keep your sense of humor and make adjustments in a grace- ful way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. You have lots of healthy self- interest projects going. Be tact- ful with others, particularly in- fluential individuals who wish no public notice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. This is a basically good but complicated day, with different maneuvers working at cross purposes. You may be able to further a secret hope by persistent effort. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Ask for whatever benefits you have earned. Bring along your statistics, but use them only if questions require docu- mented answers. Stay on the move. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Fcb. If you have confused mat- ters with a hasty move, seek immediately to restore the bal- ance. Avoid philosophical games; let people make -their own choices. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Mow you can make some order out of the chaos if you know what is or is not yours to claim. The evening is excellent "or a quiet social get-together good news to share. THAT'S A 600P WAV TO LANCEfOT-By Cokcr Penn Prescription Drug Prices Published TORONTO (CP) The On. :ario government Monday pub. lished a list of prescription drug prices which it hopes will help make prices more competitive and improve the drugs on the market. The comparative price index rives brand name, manufac- urer -and price for more than 400 drugs, from anti-infective LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. An Excess of Anything Can Prove Your Undoing By LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M.D. If a little is good, is moi Ktter? Not necessarily if yo want to stay healthy. Most e the things you need for heal will harm you if you have them excess. Oxygen in the air you breatr s one example. If you are ex posed to thin air, at altitud you may not get enough oxy Jen. If the oxygen lack is s it can cause fainting o even death. Now, if you hav oo much oxygen, more tliar you usually get in the air a sea level, it can cause changes in the lungs, decreased forma ion of red blood cells and eve leath from "oxygen tox: city." Sunshine is another example t is really radiation. A sma amount is good for you an mtlds up vitamin D in the body 'OQ much can cause sever unburn or may lead to earl; vrinkling of the skin. The point that an o pt i m a ange exists even for essen ial factors for life is im lortant when you assess the a! ects of anything on the human Mdy. Failure to recognize thi in part responsible for the uror over the artificial sweet GOREN ON BRIDGE S? CHARLES H. COHEN I e by Tht Chieifa Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AA VA10JJ Old 4 q j 10 9 s i WEST EAST A K Jit 9 51 tfs VK853J OQS5Z 057 S7S4 SOUTH Q875 East Pass Pass Pass OAKJ93 24- Pass The bidding: South West North JO 3 2O Pass 3 NT Pass Opening lead; Jack of A A subtle inference drawn by West produced a stunning upset when he uncovered the killing defense against South's three no trump con- tract. West opened Ihe jack ot flpades and dummy's lone ace won tho trick. The ten, of diamonds was led for a .linesse and West was in again with the queen. On (he basis o[ Soulh's jump to three no trump, it was reascnabla to slaca do- clarer with the guarded queen of spades. West real- ized therefore that it would ie necessary to' get his partner in to make the next spade lead. The safest course was to exit with a diamond and let the declarer find his own way. West was convinced how- ever from South's failure to lead clubs immediately, that he didn't have very much in that not even, the ace. IE the declarer had as good as the ace and a small club, it appeared likely that he would have tried to establish the dummy's suit. West accordingly shifted lo the three of clubs. Soutli won the trick with the lone ace, and since he had only seven iricks' at this diamonds, one spade, one heart and one club-he look the heart finesse. East was in with the king Ot hearts and a spade shift enabled West to cash out the defense book in that suit and then administer the lethal thrust with the king of clubs. Observe that Jf West fails to make the club shift when he is in with the queen of diamonds, South has time lo develop his ninth trick in tho heart suit and the defense is limited to two spades, ona heart and ono diamond. ener, cyclamate. Like too much oxygen or too much sunshine, too much cyclamate proved to be harmful. Many people, particularly diabetics, over weight indivi- duals and those with heart dis- ease, need foods prepared with artificial sweeteners. H you are one of those I say go ahead and use them. There is more valid evidence linking cancer in man (not rats) to sunshine than to tte sweeteners. Just as a warning to dia- betics after all the to-do over cyclarnates, some soft dietetic drinks are now made with .su- gar. Old bottles are not always distinctly labeled. Some diabet- ics have already gotten into medical difficulties over this snafu. Speaking .of optimal levels- cancer is also related to sexual intercourse, but nothing has been said about outlawing that yet (unless you count HEW's ill advised comment on lim- iting people to control pollu- Nuns (presumably celi- bate) have far less cancer of the female organs (cervix) than other women, while prostitutes aave the highest rate. The same is true for infections of the jladder Women have 'ar more cystitis and infection of the urinary tract during their secually active years. Nuns lave a low rate and for prosti- utes it is an occupational haz- ard. So, whether it is aspirin, sunshine or sex, there is an op- imal level for good health. agents such as penicillin through tranquillizers, intrave- nous solutions, oral contracep- tives and such endocrine agents as cortisone. For example, the antibiotic te- tracycline is available under 12 different brand names. A 230- milligram capsule or tablet costs from cents to 15 cents depending on the brand. A 23-milligram tablet of the tranquillizer chlordiazepoxide costs 3.6 cents under the brand name Via-Quil and nine cents under the name Librium. The index took a 10-man, gov- ernment-appointed committee two years to prepare. A list of another 400 drugs and revisions to the present index is expected in six months. Only drugs listed in the index will be sold at the Ontario pharmacies which belong to the government program Parcost. The name stands for "prescrip- tions at reasonable cost" and member pharmacists are pledged to charge the index price for a drug, plus a dispen- sing fee of not more than a prescription. The name stands for "pre- scriptions at reasonable cost" and member pharmacists are pledged to charge the index price for a drug, plus a dispen- sing fee of not more than a prescription. The index also says it is in- tended to "give recognition to firms meeting high standards." Drugs are listed only if they have been tested and approved by the Canadian food and drug directorate and the United States Food and Drug Adminis- tration. Sixty drugs were ommited from the list because they fell short of the minimum stand- ards. The government has not identified them. ANOTHER eurreK BALL! SIX IN A K0N. BLONDIE-By Chic Young WE GUARANTEE EVERY ESS TO HAVE TWO YOLKS HOW DO YOU SET CHICKENS TO LAY ESSS WITH TWO YOLKS? BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker IP MY PERFORMANCE IN COMMANpS HAS X LIKE Al Capp WE'LL MAKE BILLIONS J PUT OF SHMINFAKlTSf! -AMD CHARGE PEE.V-BLE5S THOSE. ARCHIE-By Bob Montana Postal Unions Quit Council OTTAWA (CP) Ths postal nions withdrew today from the National Joint Council, a con- ultalivc body composed of gov- rnment representatives and of- icials of the public service un- ins. The unions declared in a t a t e m e n t that the council, rhich deals with such matters s health insurance and medical insurance, has become outdated." "We are convinced that medi- are and long-term disability in- urancc should fall within the cope of collective bargaining in s true sense, "said a statement y Willy Houle and Roger De- arie, co-chairman of the postal 'ions. There already was too much estriction on collective bar- lining in the public service. iie joint council "belongs to an ra which has ceased to icy contended. Vote Planned In School Dispute EDMONTON (CP) Educa- tion Minister Robert Clark to- day announced plans are beinj made to hold a vote this fal- ter a new division board in the Spirit River school division. Mr. Clark said no date has been set for the vote in the divi- sion which was the centre of a major dispute earlier this month. The dispute involved centralization protests and par- ents at Rycrofl refused to send their children to school at Spirit River five miles away. The new board will lake of- fice Jan. 1 and is the first sines the resignation of the previous board in January, 1968. During the interim tho division was ad- ministered by an education de- partment field administration officer. Mr. Clark said the board ad- ministration will be restruc- tured to accommodate changes of population in the division and department officials will visit the area later this fall to hear public submissions. Under the new School Act, the minister can. establish be- tween three and seven subdiri- I sions within a single division. SAVAGE KIUJSIl The pygmy owl is about tiie size of a bluebird, but it is just as savage a killer as its larger relatives. ACTUALLY, HE SAVE METRE PICKLE.... 8UT THERE'S A DOLLAR. DEPOSIT ON THE BOTTLE HOW'D HEITHATS EASY! 6ET IT IN J HE SKEW IT THE 4 IN _ HOW DO YOU SET ITOUT? OU6HEAD SOLD BOY, HE ME ONE OF JA REAL HIS HOME- GROWN DILL PICKLES OH, NO.' YOU YOUR DOLLAR BACK I WHEN YOU RETURN J HI AMD LOIS-By Dik Browne SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUSS BUNNY WELL... I'LL LET CAN YOU YA KNOW SET ME IN A A COUPLE O1 MINUTES! STOP THAT HORRIBLE PACKET! I'M TRYING TO GET SOME WORK DONE -rNEXT DOOR; I'M BOOKIN'YA WITH A ROCK'N ROLL STARTIN TONIGHT ;