Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 6, 1976 · Page 5
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 6, 1976
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Ocean Floor Burial of Atomic Wastes Seems Feasible, Scientists Say WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — The dark, cold ocean bottom, geologically unchanged for 10 million years, someday may swallow the growing piles of radioactive waste from nuclear reactors. A consortium of oceanographers and other scientists has been working on the burial of atomic wastes in the sea floor sediment or underlying rock for more than two years. Though cautious, the Astrology •scientists say the idea looks promising. "We have not found any information that tells us we ought to stop the study," said Dr. Charles D. Hollister of the Woods Hole Oceanographic .Institution. "The concept may be sound, but we don't want to say we have the answer." The isolated seabed areas being studied — under the north Central Pacific and the north Central Atlantic — were not affected by the last ice FUNNY BUSINESS age. 10,000 to 25,000 years ago. Hollister said. "In the ocean (floor) we have a continuous record of the environment for 10 million years," he said. "It's a unique history book. "If we can look back and see no evidence of environmental change for the last 10 million years, we have a better chance to convince ourselves there will be no change for the next half million years." He said scientists expect to By Roger Bo/fen know enough by 1985 to say whether ocean floor burial of atomic wastes is feasible or not. Prof. Henry Kendall of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a leader of the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the seabed disposal idea is relatively new. but worth study since some other plans fell apart. "We are very much troubled at this point 25 years into the nuclear age that we find our- Times Herald, Carroll, la. jr Tuesday, April 6, 1976 3 selves with no satisfactory way to dispose of nuclear waste." he said. The Atomic Energy Commission had to abandon a plan to dump atomic trash in an old Lyons. Kan., salt mine and, according to Kendall returned to "building above ground crypts that would require permanent surveillance for very long periods of time." He said there have already been leaks of stored radioactive material in New York, Georgia, Kentucky, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. A group of 2,300 U.S. scientists concerned about the increasing quantities of dangerous atomic wastes asked President Ford and Congress recently to hold up nuclear power development until dis- ARIES (March 21-April 19) Be careful today not to treat people in your charge in an arrogant fashion. It could create resentments they'll long remember. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You're likely to have little tolerance or patience today with persons who can't wholly support your views. Try to be less opinionated. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Avoid a friend who is more of a taker than a giver. This person might try to use you to his advantage today. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Keep your ambitions within reasonable bounds today. If others feel you are too self-serving, they may put roadblocks in your path. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Today you may do something in spite of your better judgment and wind up creating a problem. Don't be your own worst enemy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If you are obligated in any manner to an acquaintance, try to get the matter cleared up now. If he has .to ask you about it, he'll be miffed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Be careful today not to unintentionally offend someone whose cooperation is essential to your plans. It could cost an ally. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) lUlOU ED, CARE TO CONTRIBUTE TO FOND TO FO'KTHE GREETS ACE BODY SHOP Prof Experiments With Weights for Body Building Select your co-workers for critical tasks with care today. Avoid types who would rather be a boss than a willing helper. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) It's good to believe in others, but don't place your faith today in persons who don't warrant it. You're likely to be let down. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) There won't be much harmony around home today if you or your mate are too insistent upon having your own way. Find a middle ground. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You may have the opportunity Bowling Results PINSPLITT6R LEAGUE Team Standings Points Breda OH Co 83 Brend's Standard 80 Carroll Bowl 76 Roselle Trio Tavern 68 Flower Loft 65 Pepsi Cola MVi Reuter Inc 61 Vj Breda Fertilizer 61 Center Pharmacy 57 Zeke's Place 56 Boeckman's Feed 43 Pabst Blue Ribbon 15 Tiefenthaler Repair 13 Wittry Tavern 13 High Ind. Single Game- Allen Stork 231 Dean Ertz ,, 23" BertMorenz 2,03 Bob Presley 203 High Ind. Three Canvas— Dean Ertz 570 Bob Odendahl 554 Bert Morenz ".' 551 High Team Single Game- Flower Loft 1008 Center Pharmacy 955 Breda Fertilizer 942 High Team Three Games- Flower Loft '....' 2800 Center Pharmacy 2658 Breda Oil Co. 2632 •• CITY LEAGUE Team Standings Points Knights of Columbus 70 Coon Bowl 63'/i Kelly Coin 63'/2 Quandt Junkers 62'/2 Pin Oaks (4 pending) tWi to be of service to someone today whose help you will later need. Do what's expected willingly. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Don't let your extravagant tendencies gain the upper hand over prudent judgment today. Keep your budget in mind at all times. YOUR BIRTHDAY April 7,1976 Make it a point this year to expand and build upon foundations you've already begun. Through patience and persistence the returns you hbpe for should begin to appear. Carroll Bowl 61W Dearduff's 58 Decker's :.... 56 Budwelser (4 pending) —....53 Schlitzers 45 Mr. D's 43V2 Little Gus's 42'/2 Schroeder Carpet 31'/j Rotert Construction 12 High Ind. Single Game- Gene Ruchtl 247 Tom Louis ; 239 Vern Deen 223 High Ind. Three Games- Gene Ruchti ...,. 591 Todd Pettitt 571 Tom Louis 564 High Team Single Game- Kelly Coin 955 Coon Bowl 913 Quandt Junkers 908 High Team Three Games- Kelly Coin 2722 Quandt Junkers 2661 Carroll Bowl 2558 BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — For 30 years a South Dakota State University research professor has labored alone in his off-hours experimenting to find the secrets of "building a stronger and better body." Algridas Greichus, a professor of zoology at SDSU, does most of the experiments on himself. He does it with weights. He is a body builder. Holder of a doctorate in parasitology. Greichus lives in two contrasting worlds. One is tucked away in a corner of the SDSU campus. He daily conducts research in the study of parasites amid the blinking lights and the hum of equipment and brain cells in the Physiology Laboratory. His other world is amid the cadence of creaking, clanking arid thudding weights, the whistle of hyperventilating lungs and the grunts and groans of athletes trying to conquer five more pounds or get more definition into their pectoral muscles. The owner of a physique you'd expect to see on a man bounding out of phone booths rather than one analyzing results in a research lab. Greichus is highly successful in his favorite pastime. A one-time Detroit, Mich., and three-time South Dakota state lifting champion, Greichus is the current holder of the Mr. Northern Plains physique title. Even more remarkable than Greichus' accomplishments and dedication is the fact that he's collected most of his laurels in the past five years. At 47. a time when most people have "settled down" both abdominally and in their exercise habits. Greichus is trimming up. "The only thing that varies with age might be the time needed to recuperate from workouts." the professor said. "It's estimated that a weight-lifter reaches his peak at 40. In most sports you're out of it by that time. 1 think an older man has an advantage over younger men in terms of experience. He paces himself better." A Dearborn. Mich., native. Greichus has been lifting competitively since he was 17. "The reason I stick with weightlifting is because it's more of an individual challenge than most sports," he said. "It's just you against a dead weight. You can't take advantage of 500 pounds. It won't get any heavier or any lighter and you're sure not going to fake it out. '' Many people don't understand weightlifting as a sport," Greichus said. "They think of weightlifters as circus strongmen. Actually, a weightlifter is like an artist molding clay. An artist takes rough materials and molds from it the ultimate beauty that he's capable of. A bodybuilder makes the ultimate of what he was given genetically." Greichus, 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, boasts personal powerlifting bests of 355 pounds in bench press. 485 in squat lieft and 510 pounds in deadlift. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BOSTON (AP) —Anexhibit running at the Museum of Fine Arts here through May 23 includes recent acquisitions of 19th-and 20th-century photographs shown for the first time at the MFA. The 80 photos in the show include work by David O. Hill and Robert Adamson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams and Andre Kertesz. posal and other safety issues are solved. The United States alone now has 56 atomic power plants with an estimated 2,000 tons of stored, burned-out fuel. If development of these plants continues, the amount of dangerous nuclear material piling up may top that every year, scientists say. Studies of earth's "plates," enormous chunks of the planet's crust which are still moving, indicate the most stable place to bury atomic junk safely is the floor of north central Pacific Ocean or possibly the north central Atlantic. Both are plate centers and are expected to remain stable for at least a million years. The focus now is on muddy clay sediment, which covers the seabed rock up to several thousand feet, to see how much insulation it provides. "These tests now are specifically trying to determine the rate of migration of radionuclei (atomic particles) through the sediment." said Hollister. "We want to make sure that when it reaches the sea floor, it's (decayed) beyond the background level (amount of radiation in the environment from natural sources)." The researchers have already found that water seeps through this fine clay so slowly the rate cannot yet be determined. G. Ross Heath, University of Rhode Island oceanographer, is researching how fast atomic particles work through 35-foot samples of sediment. They were taken from the Pacific Ocean floor about 20,000 feet under the surface. "By the middle of the year we expect some preliminary findings," he said. "Later, we're hopeful of taking some very long cores, up to 100 feet," He said one problem is that dangerous atomic wastes for the first 1,000 years or so give off a lot of heat which may affect the sediment. And different types of radioactive material — strontium, cesium or plutonium — decay at different rates. The scientists are also well aware of possible nonscientific roadblocks to putting any program into action. *t -. RUG » AND CARPET CLEANERS DEEP STEAM CARPET CLEANING For dirt-free carpets at a CLEAN rate! ROBERT SANFORD Ph. 263-4668 Denison, Iowa The Rope Look Town & Country Does it Every Wedge Way A touch of trim or a complete cover up... Town & Country has the rope trimmed wedge to suit your fancy ... all bouncing along on the softest of crepe soles. Ellerbroek's Shoes All men are not Created equal Some are short and heavy . . . some are tall and slim . . . but at Commercial Savings Bank we treat everyone equal. All men and all women. 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