The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 6, 1968 · Page 8
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 8

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3 8 Palm Beach Post, Wed., November 6, 1968 Shrimp Catches Decline II I I II : 1 I I r-1 I Naaa II II I I X. ft DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORES These are Just a few of the fantastic values being offered by j. m. Fields during this great event. HUNDREDS OF HNADVERTISED SPECIALS ON SALE, NOW THROUGH SATURDAY mm i SAVE 01 ALL Name Brand Specials MM MLSMO 1 Kelvinator Fooderama 19.6 cu. ft. no frost Meat Keeper & Crisper 388 I I 80 Watt Solid State Circle LI of Sound Modular Stereo Kelvinator Ice Maker 14 Cu. Ft. 2 Door No Frost Magnetic Door Gaskets CHECK FOR J.M. FIELDS LOW LOW PRICE 1 Fj p Frigidaire Dryer Durable Press Care Push Button Start By WILLIAM HINES Washington Editor, World Book Science Service WASHINGTON - Large-scale technological developments often have unforeseeableor at least unforseen side effects. Two examples have been brought to the fore in reports Just published by Vice President Humphrey's Marine Sciences Council. Egypt's huge, Soviet-built Aswan Dam has caused a sharp decrease in the shrimp catch from Egyptian waters of the Mediterranean Swa, several hundred miles to north. Reason: The dam holds back vast quantities of silt which from time Immemorial has been brought down from the Central African highlands by the annual Nile floods. Shrimp that breed and freed in the sea just north of the Nile Delta need this silt, and the abjence of fresh supplies in reeent years has caused their nuftibers to fall off sharply. On a happier note, oyster-men on the north shore of Long Island have found that their crops grow better with a few degrees rise in average annual water temperature. Kut how to heat all that water? One of the largest growers has made a deal with a local power company to cultivate oysters in a lagoon where the utility dumps water that has been heated in the process of cooling a big electrical generating station. MYSTERY SICKNESS -Public health experts are still baffled by an epidemic that struck this summer in of all places the headquarters of the county health department at Pontlac, Mich. They traced the mode of infection to a faulty air-conditioning system, but still do not know what germ or virus caused the outbreak. Practically everyone on duty in the health department one day In July fell ill with chills, fever, headache, muscular pains and a general feeling of distress. All recovered in a few days. According to the U.S. Public Health Service, medical detectives found a defect in the air conditioning system. Bacteri-ally contaminated air, apparently from a laboratory In the building, was inadvertently mixed with supposedly clean air being taken In for cooling and distribution throughout thj structure. Doctors collected all sorts of specimens from stricken Individuals, but to date their ef-fof ts to isolate the responsible "bug" have gone for naught. FACTORIES IN ORBIT? Space enthusiasts are dusting off some old "science fiction" concepts in an effort to show that astronautics can pay Its own way in the long run. One idea, broached by Elmer Wheaton, research chief for the Lockheed Missile and Space Co., forsees factories In orbit, processing certain materials more efficiently and cheaply than can be done on Earth. The secret, says Wheaton, lies In Ihe conditions that exist in space, chiefly high vacuum and absence of gravity. They won't be smelting pig iron In orbit, of course, but Wheaton says high-cost electronic and precision mechanical components could be made In space workshops at a distinct commercial advantage. He cites as an example sill-con monocrystals, which are widely used In electronic gear. They cost about $600 a pound, chiefly because of the extreme difficulty of producing ultra-pure silicon. In the vacuum of space the purity requirement would be no problem at all, Wheaton contends; "semi-raw" materials could be shot up to orbit aboard a space ferry, purified, and returned for less than It costs to process them in a factory on Earth. Lockheed's Interest? It would like to build the space ferry. POLAR QUEST - Navy fliers are busy tracking the elusive magnetic poles of the Earth the regions on the globe to which compass needles point. -The poles "wander" for some reason not fullv under uuasar uy iyiuiuiiuli 30" Electric Range Lift Up Top Clock & Timer Control ThP f!olnr TV with tha mnrhc SP $138 "V VV1V JL II A bit tVUlAlkJ in a drawer m 23" screen, measured diagonally 295 sq. in picture t Instant Apt. Size Refrigerator 24" Wide 52" High Push Button Defrost souna . . . piciure in seconas Calibrated slide-action control I yL levers 6" ioeaVnr Autnmntir Aonnuttar I InktuJ MUK I ' $128 I - ..w wwgMWdwi - hllMWM Till UIUIHICI indicator Lighted UHF dial scale Variable tone control Contemporary styled cabinet with select hardwood veneers and solids RfSil Priced to save you more at J.M. Fields! Kl deluxe Color TV Combination 23" screen, measur- CHECK ed diagonally Auto- J.M. FIELDS matie fine tuning 6 LOW I OW speaker stereo AM- J .LT FM stereo radio PRICE Deluxe Fooderama 25.1 Cu. Ft. No Frost 31 Lb. Upright Freezer Cold Meat Crisper i $468 Compact Portable TV J 79 Play on ac or Battery AM-FM Stereo Consolette 76 4 Sparks 4 Speed Changer SSsCOMPACT bJ j is jP y- " ra 172 Sq. In. Portable TV 10 Cubic Foot Refrigerator $83 Front sound Built-in antenna Push button automatic defrost Egg racks Meat keeper Full-width 10 to 0 freezer 129 14" Color Portable VHF-UHF Auto Degausser 18"Sylvania Color Preset Fine Tuner Built in Antenna s298 KELVINATOR its J IWHIRLPOOL Deluxe Electric Dryer 3 drying heats &U A Cooldown care for Per- V 1 1 II manent Press Large- I llfj size satin smooth drum " " 295 sq. in. RCA Color 25,000 Volts Auto Color Purifier s498 30-in. Electric Range, now only... $ Disposable aluminum foil oven linings Lift-up bake unit Lift-off oven door Removable one-piece drip pans and rings Infinite heat settings Appliance outlet Storage drawer See-through oven door door 295 Sq. In. ZENITH Color Handcrafted Chassis 25,000 Volts stood, but undoubtedly related tO conditions in the core of the Earth. The last time they were ldfated at an aerial survey was in 1960. ftorth Polar flights are being flown this month out of Thule, Greenland. South Polar surveys will begin In October from the chief Antarctic base, McMurdo Sound. $498 'Not all brands available in every store, tut every JM. Fields store does have a tremendous selection of famous brand appliances, television and 'ereo consofes. SHOP WESTWARD NORTH PALM BEACH CENTER 844-3557 open daily 10 a.m. fo 10 p.m. Sunday 12 f.'oon fo 7 p.m. Sailor Rescued TRELLEBORG, Sweden (AP) A Swedish trawler rescued a frostbitten Polish sailor, 23, from a drifting rubber dinghy In the southern Baltic Sea Monday. The sailor said he defected from a Polish fishing vessel. He reported a shipmate jumped with him but never managed to climb into ihe dinghy and apparently drowned. 683-6423 2501 OKEECHOBEE RD. U.S. 1 & NORTHLAKE BLVD. (RT. 809) fa r-

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