The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 86
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 86

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Friday, December 10, 1976
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E14 Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976 Scientist Predicts Citizen Earthquake Forecasters SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Citizen forecasters may be enlisted someday to help predict earthquakes, perhaps by watching for strange animal behavior, a government scientist said Wednesday. Public involvement is the hallmark of earthquake prediction by the Chinese, who are better prepared than Americans to foretell quakes and take action, said Peter Ward of the U.S. Geological Survey. He noted that while the United States has about- 220 professionals studying earthquake forecasting, the Chinese have 10,000 paid predictors and 300,000 citizen volunteers. "We have been reluctant to ask large numbers of people to get involved in measurements that we don't feel are meaningful," Ward told the American Geophysical Union. "But we have developed a list of measurements we feel are meaningful and we hope to expand that program in the future." Chinese amateur quake-watchers kept track of the rate at which land areas tilted or rose, noted unusual activity in well water, measured small warning quakes called foreshocks and saw animals acting strangely before a devastating quake at Hai Cheng in February 1975. Rapid evacua- tion was credited thousands of lives. with saving tens of ported that animals appeared to sense the coming disaster. Snakes came out of their holes in the middle of winter and birds refused to land. Other animals ran around in agitation or adopted "scare poses," said Ward. American scientists are now studying the animal behavior angle, he said, and have found that chimpanzees at Stanford University apparently acted strangely before a California quake. Ward said American scientists don't place too much credence in some of the observations that were made. For example, he said, uplifts in ground level seem to precede quakes in some cases but "in California half of the quakes won't be preceded by uplifts." Before the Hai Cheng quake, it was re Evicted Mother Finds Shelter A HAPPY CHOICE Awaits you at Placido Mar . . . a selection of beautifully designed 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments, offering magnificent views of the Intracoastal, Palm Beach and the ocean . . . complemented bv started moving my stuff no, throwing my stuff out." Between a snowstorm which eventually left 6 inches and passers-by who filched what goods they could, Mrs. Miller said, she doesn't have a lot left. "This is a nice little town," Mrs. Miller said. "If I possibly can, I want to live out here. I don't want to go back to Chicago. I've had nothing but trouble in that town." mothers with three children are not the most sought-after tenants. "He offered me $100 to move out that night," Mrs. Miller said, and when she refused, he took the case to court. "My lawyer told me before they came to evict me, I would get a 5-day notice," she said, "But I didn't get any notice. They knocked on the door Monday morning while I was still in bed drinking coffee, and STERLING, 111. (UPI) - Mrs. Linda Miller, a welfare recipient evicted into the snow with three young daughters Monday, has moved in temporarily with a sister-in-law who has five children of her own. "We're making it," the 95-pound woman said Wednesday. "We got a Christmas tree and a roof over our heads and we're warm, which is a lot more than we had Monday." Mrs. Miller, 29, who suffers from ' a host of amenities . . nr ideally located in a convenient residential area . . . Placido Mar . . . the choice r msnmg iou me r Peace and Joy of a lifetime. A 0 Of Christmasl JXJ 4 FURNISHED MODELS FOR bronchial asthma, and her daughters, aged 6, 7 and 9, were evicted from a Chicago apartment building because of a two-month dispute with the landlord. After a fight with her parents and a sister, she turned for temporary shelter to Mrs. Carol Bailey, a sister-in-law who lives with her husband and five children in Sterling, about 100 miles west of Chicago. "She's the best friend I have out of the two families," Mrs. Miller said. She said she will probably stay with the Baileys until January, or until she can find a house or apartment where public aid recipients are accepted. Mrs. Miller, who is separated from her husband and does not receive support from him, said her problems began when she moved into a new apartment in October. She paid the $190 rent and part of a required security deposit. "Then I found out when you let the water out of the bathtub it ran into the floor," she said. "The bathroom sink wouldn't drain and the toilet wouldn't flush." So she asked the landlord to make repairs. He agreed but didn't comply. Then he told her he didn't want the rest of the security deposit, he considered her a troublemaker and he wanted her to move out. All that was at the end of October, Mrs. Miller said, and she told the landlord it would take her awhile to find another place, since welfare 1 zxzzzz: v Florida Professional Karate Equipment Company 2944 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach Southeast Distributor i if i if t m r ii ' n u ii n tr it hi i a r ivm n n 20 OFF on any item with this for JHOON RHEE Safe-T Equipment Wholesale and Retail Complete Line of Martial Arts Equipment advertisement CIRCULATION SERVICE PHONE 659-1450 Circulation Service Department Hours: Monday - Friday 4:00AM - 7:00PM Saturday 4: 00 AM - 10: 30 AM Sunday 4:00AM - 12 Noon the Palm Beach POST and TIMES i Hours 10-6 Won. thru Sat. Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health. Of All Brands Sold: Lowest tai 2 mg."tar." 0.2 mg. nicotine av. per cigarette, FTC Report Apr. 1976. 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