The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 6, 1968 · Page 32
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 32

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 6, 1968
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30-Palm Beach Post, Wed., November 6, 1968 Meteorologist Sees Hurricane Control DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORES By HV WHITE Start Writer PALM BEACH "We will and can ameliorate the hurricane," meteorologist Robert H. Simpson, director of the U.S. Weather Bureau's National Hurricane Center in Miami, told the Kiwanis Club Tuesday at the Palm Beach Towers in a talk on "Hurricane Seedlings." "Take UK) million dollars L tV "i M ly 100 F; shlon Tweed Vinyl Oxford Jackets Full Fashioned Acrylic Sweaters Woman's Bunny Fur Slippers Room-Size Rug 88 over a period of 10 years of intensive investigation of hurricanes, and we will have a better than 50-50 chance to modify the hurricane," he said. He added that the result of the hurricane when so modified would hurt only a chicken coop. Even if his prediction did not materialize he said that the money would be well spent in another five years after the 10 years in helping in our reaction to a hurricane. Simpson worked here with the weather bureau from lD"b' to 1958. At that time he was stressing the need to study-hurricane modification. In beginning his talk he said that this was a unique hurricane season. There were 72 possible hurricanes in the Atlantic this season. All were the sann' at the start. But only seven tropical cyclones developed and only five became full hurricane strength for a short time. "Why do some become full grown hurricanes?" Dr. Simpson asked. "We don't know why." Seedlings are sprouts from which hurricanes grow, he said. "What have we learned about hurricanes and how do they grow'.'" he asked. He pointed out four developments. "Since 1956 we have been able to describe hurricanes by the use of aircraft," he said. The seedling can be watched from its start until it becomes a gigantic storm. The role of the ocean in the development of a hurricane is known. The weather bureau now has a surer approach to hurricane prediction. "Though we know much we have lots more to learn," he said. "We don't know what makes the hurricane move. "We can forecast up to 72 hours, but by the 72nd hour our prediction Is not so accurate." Research has given scientific information on hurricane modification experiments. What causes hurricanes to form or keep them from forming? Why not more hurricanes? These are the problems that are being studied. Of the five hurricanes this season four dissipated over water. 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Weather Course Set In Area Thomas Rush, meteorologist in charge of the U.S. Weather Bureau at Palm Beach International Airport, will conduct a course on weather phenomena and forecasting beginning Thursday at 7:.'S0 p.m. The course will be held at 'he Pine Jog Auditorium, Summit Boulevard and Jog Road for five consecutive Thursdays and is part of the public information program of the Pine Jog Conservation Education Center. Advance registration by phone or mail is requested, according to Jay Jarrett, course administrator. "Such advance registration is not required, but does assist us inpreparing the class role and starting on time," he said. "A large last-minute registration at the door is most welcome, but it slows things down and can leave room for unnecessary errors." The weather course will include study of the composition and properties of the atmosphere, weather elements, air masses, fronts, hurricanes and other disturbances, weaiher forecasting and climatology. A tour of the local weather bureau will be included to introduce students to the current observation, recording and forecasting methods and equipment, Jarrett said. Flagler Extension Celebrated Completion of South Flagler Drive extension from Edmor to Lakewood roads will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by West Palm Beach City officials. Ceremonies will take place at the south end (Lakewood) of the project. The City Commission, City Engineer William Goodloe and representatives of the contractor, Murphy Construction Co., are expected to attend. The $73,0(K)-projpct, as part of a $1.3 utilities tax bond issue, was to make the drive continuous from Southern Boulevard south to the West Palm Beach canal. Although the project was stalled by everything from two-foot deep floods to back-tracing for repairs on the bulk-heading, "it came through in fine colors," Goodloe said. Contract completion, Monday, was met by the company and the city, in its final Inspection, termed the road "usably complete." Goodloe said the company "put on the pressure toward the end and got it done." The work was considered urgent because the extension was hoped to be used as a major access while the widening of South Olive Avenue was underway. The fourlaned and fully-lighted road will be open to the public immediately after the ceremonies today. Disc Jockey Wins Top S. Florida Honor BELLE GLADE In honor of Jimmy Sims, a disc jockey fou Radio Station WSWN, being-. named the outstanding country music record player in South Florida, Mayor-Commissioner Aubrey Farmer has named Thursday "Jimmy Sims Day." Sims was presented his award last week at a meeting in Vero Beach, where the Astronaut Trail Country Music Association made the award presentation. Farmer presented Sims with a citation Tuesday at city hall. The disc jockey has been program director at the radio station here since 11. 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Ma-casphalt Corporation of Lakeland Is contractor for the $356,-875 project. Okeechobee, 2.463 miles widening and resurfacing U.S. 441 from SR 78 to the existing four-laning In Okeechobee. Cost of the project Is $36,586 with Dickerson Inc. of Stuart, contractors. The department also announced the completion of three area road or street projects: Martin, 2.952 miles rebuilding SR S-726 from a point one mile east of SR 710 at Indian town eastward 2.95 miles. Dickerson Inc. of Stuart was contractor for the $206,494 construction. Okeechobee, 1.766 miles construction of Streets In Okeechobee with Gorham Construction of Fort Pierce at a cost of $358,810. St. Lucie, 7.971 miles resurfacing U.S. 1 northbound lanes from the Martin County line northward 5.6 miles and sections from the end of the divided lanes to SR S-605 in Fort Pierce; and SR 707 in Fort Pierce from the Indian River Drive to U.S. 1. Dicker-son Inc. of Stuart was contractor at a cost of $186,009. Audubon Society To Visit Dickinson A field trip to Jonathan Dickinson State Park has been scheduled by the Audubon Society of the Everglades for Saturday at 8 a.m. Included in the trip will be a picnic and canoeing to Kitchen Creek. Assembly will take place at the park entrance. Altha Green will be leading the trip. The public is invited. 'Prayer Drain' JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) A 'prayer drain' of ordained clergymen who leave their pulpits for secular jobs has been reported here. "My brethren are too willing to accept work outside the church," The Rev. N. J. H. van Loggerenberg of the Gere-formcrde Kerk told a svnod. Seff-ouf Priced Spencer brand cotton terry creeper Plastic lining, snap shoulder and crotch; 3 colors, in 6-12-18 mos. sizes Permanent Press Holiday Dresses Vinyl Shower Curtain Set 38 99 Boxed Wallet Sets t 150 Our Regular Low Price 2.99 Nautical, A-line, bishop styles Comp. 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