The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 8, 1975 · Page 12
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 12

Provo, Utah
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Tuesday, April 8, 1975
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Page 12-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, April 8, 1975 MARAMTJ 2220B RECEIVER DOLBY NOISE REDUCTION Tell Me Why NANCY By Ernie Bushmiller WITH How is Synthetic Rubber Made? D«llv»fi 10 wotti p«r «hann»l, minimum «MS, and Ihli r«»lv»F h« oil pcof««lemi! f«otur«t t« morth In* profMflonol ip»t«. for iup«rlor p»rformone«, III hard lo bwtl , 2 99*s Com* In Soon! ByA.LEOKtTM Win the New Book of Kawoledge (20 volumes). Send your questions, name, age, address to "TELL ME WHY!" care of this paper. Include Zip Code. In case of duplicate questions the author will decide the winner. Today's winner is: SCOTT ISBELL, 11, Los Gates, Calif. Natural rubber is made from latex, a white fluid of the rubber tree. The latex is held in a network of tiny tubes under the bark of the tree. When the bark is cut, the white, milky juice oozes out. Tiny particles of rubber float in this liquid. Man has learned to manufacture latex by combining chemicals in certain ways. This rubber is called synthetic rubber. The kind of synthetic rubber produced in the largest amount is known as general-purpose rubber. Its two main ingredients are butadiene and styrene. Butadiene is a gas made from petroleum, and styrene is a liquid made from petroleum or coal. The butadiene and styrene are pumped into a large tank containing a soapy mixture. The soapy solution makes it easier for the rubber particles to form. A catalyst (a chemical that speeds up the reaction) is added. As the mixture in the tank is stirred it gradually changes to a milky white liquid. This is synthetic latex. Synthetic latex is very similar in appearance to the natural latex that comes from the rubber tree. When the synthetic latex has developed to the proper state, a chemical is added to stop the reaction. The latex is then pumped into another tank with acids and brine (salt water). The mixture is stirred to coagulate it. The coagulated piece of synthetic rubber look like gray crumbs. After being washed to remove any extra chemicals, the synthetic rubber is dried and pressed into bales. Basic synthetic rubber can be varied by adding other ingredients or combining the ingredients in different ways. 36 No. University FUN TIME The Riddle Box 1. When was Adam created? 2. What month has 26 days? 3. If an egg came floating down the Ohio River, where would it come from? ANSWERS 1. Just a little before Eve. 2. They all do. 3. A hen. THE PUZZLE BOX THE BORN LOSER Tis is a tricky one. If a fanner had ten haystacks in one corner of a Field, 15 in another corner, 8 in another, and 3 in the last, how many haystacks would there be altogether? See tomorrow's paper for the answer. Answer to yesterday's Word Puzzle: Hand, Land, Lane, Lake, Like. Win the New Book of Knowledge Yearbook. Send your riddles, Jokes, to: "RIDDLES, JOKES; TELL ME WHY!';' Include Zip Code. Today's winner is: DONNA SMALLEY, 11, Ml. Juliet, Term. 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EVEN JILLC REDEYE By Gordon Bess SHORT RIBS By Frank Hill \ / Tf/g BR/7/SH w WECOMWG! OM P£AR,OQSM IS OUT OF TOWN AND I PONT KNOW HOW ID SHOOT A MUSKET WINTHROP FATHER SAID NO ASAIN ON US 5£TTlN<S MARRIED,,.ME THINKS YOU'RE. TOO CHILDISH AND IMMATURE By Dick Cavalli fHAT£ ' TAN6L6FOOT.' S WRON6? 1-B NOTHING... I JUST SWALLOWED MY BUBBLE 6U,V\ 6OMEBOOV ASKED ME- (JLJST NCAV WHAT I'M COINS UP t SEA me T M Rig u r SAID r WAS JL1STHANI3IN0 AROUND. HEfe (SOTTO PECIPE WHETHER HE'S <3OIN<S TO BE AN ASTT^NAUT OR ANOTHER HENNY YODNGMAN. 4-a FRANK AND ERNEST By Bob Thaves MARY WORTH By Sounders & Ernst FRANK i EPNEST GPEETING C/l&D CO. • birlhdax • wedding •sympathy I'M MOT COIJU6 To ClVE VoU THE BUT YouR PATHETIC APPEAL TdUCHfcD DfcfcPLY I'M I97i D> ^EA me I M «tfl US P I WAS/- UNTIL THREW ME ON THE SCRAP-HEAP AT 65.' -SAME yp-AR WHICH IS SORT OF UNUSUAL! MOTHER ANP I ALWAYS SAT POWN TO EAT AT 6.' • • • HARP TO GET USED TO YOUNG HABIT OF PINNER AT 7--OR EVEN LATER/ GOT TO SET BACK NEXT POOR NOW/ WILMA'S HAVIMGEARLV SEEM CHEERFUL PERSON MAPISON.' REAL NICE TO HAVE MET YOU, MRS. WORTH.' IT BRIGHTENEPAPARK 0W- THAT ANP THE BEAUTIFUL TIE FROM YOU, ROSE.' 1 LOST MY WONPERFUL STEVE ROPER & MIKE NOMAD By Sounders & Overgard COME NOW, NOMAD.' YOU CAN'T—UH-LAUNCH A COUNTER-ATTACK WITH ONE RUSTY PI5TOL / I DON'T FIGURE TOO ANYTHING THAT FOOLISH, CHRISTIE' THEIR FEET DICK/ PLAY |THEM50M£ MU5IC TO DANCE TO/ ~~ BUT--IF-I COULD ONLY (J6T CLOSE TO THAT KOOK WHO'* SEEN 5HOOTIN' AT U6 MAYBE I COULD TAKE HIM PRISONER / DR. SMOCK By George Lemont KNOW (3IANT CONPORS HP, e>or KKIOW THAT AN WH£N ITS AN OPERATION/ MINPS WANPESR IS MUCH SAAAUL-eR THAN OURS KERRY DRAKE By Alfred Andriola WITHIN ONE YEAR THEY WERE STRUCK By LIGHTNING- KILLEP SUDDENLY- LIKE ALL HIS ILL-FATEP ANCESTORS/ MY MOTHER-THEIR CWUSHTER- MARRIEP A SUCCESSFUL, HANP- SOME MAN. THEY WERE EC- STATICALLy HAPPY- ANP TWO MONTHS AFTER I WAS BORN THEY PIEP FROM EATING WILP MUSHROOMS/ MY OWN SON MARRIEP MOST FELICITOUSLY AT 23, AND ONE YEAR LATER HE ANP HIS BRIPE DROWNEP WHEN THEIR BOAT CAPSIZED, LEAVING RORIE AN ORPHAN/ AND YOU, MR.PRAKI TELL ME YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN MY FAMILY'S CURSE' MY GRANDFATHER WAS MARRIED-TO A YOUNG RL HE ADORED/ PRISCILLA'S POP By Al Vermeer YES, I WAVE CLOSE RELATIONS WITH MY EMPLOYEES AS YOU CAM PLAINLY SEE. MY COUSIN, MY NEPHEW, MY SON-IN-LAW ALLEY OOP By Dave Graue YOU SAID VOL) THOUGHT WE COULD GET THE WEAPON INTO THE CASTLE WITHOUT DISMANTLING IT.' YES, BUT FIRST, WE'LL HAFTA /THAT'S TAKE THOSE/ EASY LEGS OFF OF ENOUGH IT/ L TQ DO/ I DON'T KNOW, OCR.. I'M AFRAID IT WILL STILL ATTRACT ATTENTION/ IF WE COVER IT UP AND CARRV nr IN ON A STRETCHER.' THINK SO, ORVILLE,.,

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