Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on January 13, 1957 · Page 13
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 13

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, January 13, 1957
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Ellllillillll Bill mm i3mmM9Sgx!&mM ?cfan SAi May Yield Clue to Seam-Closings By JOHN' VAN BUREX Democrat and Chronicle Science Writer An odd-shaped human skull unearthed at a Seneca Indian site near Canandaigua in the early 1930s is now being regarded as an extremely rare "find." After being virtually ignored 4 for many years following its dis-Maigua. The site is believed to covery, the skull in rec entire been occupied by the Sen- months has come in for intensive ecas about 1720, study, including X-ray examina tion. What makes it particularly im portant is scientists believe it is the only human skull on record showing evidence of premature closing of the squamous sutures. These sutures, among several Dr. Alfred K. (Ted) Guthe, anthropologist of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, said the Senecas and other Iroquois tribes were known to have adopted members of other clans they captured. It is possible, he said, that the in the human skull, are seams skull in question belonged to running vertically across the,an Indian woman lrom some temples. or join, around the age of 80. The skull in question, however, has been positively identified as that of woman who was between They normally close, other area of the country. Dr. Guthe does not believe the skull is more than 300 years old, elim inating the possibility of it being a remain of a prehistoric In- 20 and 30 years old at the time dian. of death. Further study of the skull, together with animal research, might well bring a solution of the pathological condition that led to premature closing of the sutures, and also clues to condi tions which cause normal closing Cornwell discussed the skull in a talk to members of the Lewis Henry Morgan Chapter of the New York State Archcologi-cal Assn. at the Museum Friday evening. He is a member of the Democrat and Chronicle Rochester, N. Y., Sun., Tan. 13, 1957 JD Ontario Woman Killed in Crash In Wayne County ONTARIO, Jan. 12 A 70-year- old Ontario woman was injured FT i. . i. v t ? r :l iaiauy ana ncr nusDana seriously hurt at 2:30 p.m. today in a car-truck crash at a Route 104 intersection in the Town of On tario, Wayne County. Margaret Maguire of Knickerbocker Road, passenger in a car driven by her husband, Patrick, 71, died an hour later in Myers Community Hospital, Sodus. Dr. Ralph Munzner of Alton, Wayne County coroner said she died of a fractured skull and crushed chest. Maguire was in "poor" condi tion with multiple lacerations of the face and a possible skull fracture. He was transferred last night from Sodus to St. Mary Hospital, Rochester, The truck driver. Walter Levis Music Store Music Center of Rochester ,uLj of cranial sutures a problem of Indians that has Jong baffled medical! As far as we have been able science. to find. Cornwell said, the skull The skull also is puzzling be- found near Canandaigua is the cause it Dears no resemmance first human sku on record in to those of Seneca Indians. It which there is premature clos- is smaller, and almost flat on jng of the squamous sutures. FUNCTIONAL ARCH Graceful swoop of steam pipes frames entrance of the Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. plant in Buffalo Road. Three billion pounds of steam are produced and sold annually for commercial and industrial use here. Fourth Largest System in U.S. RG&E Steam Keeps Air Clean Sunday SpmaL By BILL BEENEY The air in downtown Rochester is, as you may have noticed, markedly freer from smoke than that in many cities thanks to an intricate labyrinth of welded steel pipe. These are the pipes, sometimes above ground, sometimes darting under the surface, which carry the steam produced by the Roches tcr Gas & Electric Corp, for use by c ommercial and industri al establishments. And because this steam is used by approximately 95 per cent of the city's downtown buildings to supply heat, there is little soot or smoke in the air in the downtown area, for individual heating plants in buildings using the steam have been eliminated. Furthermore, the RG&E steam setup has done away with the trucking of thousands of tons of coal through the city streets and the collecting of tons of ashes by the city. Rochester's steam system is the fourth largest in the United States, being exceeded only by New York, Detroit and Indianapolis, and has been in operation for some 65 years. The system, constantly being expanded as the demand dictates, serves 618 customers in the downtown section and in scattered industrial areas in the northeast and northwest! sides of the city. ! Three billion pounds of steam are produced and sold annually by the utility which derives an approximate annual revenue of three and a half million dollars from the steam operation. More than 65,000 tons of coal are used each year to produce the steam at three RG&E plants Station 3 in Mill Street, Station 8 in Lawn Street, and Station 9 in Buffalo Road. The steam either goes through steam turbines, in which electricity is generated and the exhaust piped out as low pressure steam, or is piped out directly as live steam, high pressure, top, instead of rounded. William S. Cornwell, an editor of an Eastman Kodak X-ray publi cation and a member of the American Assn. for Physical Anthropology, first became inter ested in the skull about three years ago. He since has carried out a chaDter. specializing in the in-Schreiber, 47, of Bear Swamn tcrpretation of skeletal remains KacI. Williamson, was not in jured. The car, traveling south in Knickerbocker Road, was hit broadside by the truck, headed east on Route 104. Trooper Frank Goodway said Maeuire This is a condition known as cranial stenosis, he reported, and while it has affected other skull sutures, or seams, it has never before been known to occur in the squamous sutures. apparently failed to stop at the stop sign and crossed the highway in the path of the truck. Surviving 'are four daughters, Rosemary, Ann Elizabeth and Loretto Maguire of Rochester, Sister M. Patricia (Eleanor) of variety of studies, and also en- the puzzle. At present, however, listed the aid of medical anthro- he said he is baffled by the or pological scientists in other parts .jgin and nature of the skull, and He believes further research; the Daughters of Charity, San on tne embryology oi suturej Francisco: a son. Philin w nf closure may bring an answer to; Rochester: a sister. Mrs. John of the country." Dr. George H, Ramsey, head of the University of Rochester Medical School's radiology department, also has assisted him. The skull was discovered by Harry Schoff of Holcomb, an amateur archeologist, at a Sen eca site near Hopewell, about five miles northeast of Canan- mm shies from drawing "dangerous," ill-founded conclusions. ' ' X 1 ' ; , ' Struck by Auto, Pedestrian Hurt A Main Street East clothier, Charles Lombardo, 60, of 189 officially until a i?onH frPP7i on. Barry Rd., Irondcquoit, suffered iables workmen to clear rough fractures of both legs, a head slush from rink surfaces, Parks injury and a hip injury when he Director Wilbur Wright said yes-was struck by a car as, he was terday. The only skating on na-crossing Main Street near Aque- tural ice in the area yesterday Riker of Ontario; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. . Rinks Closed Temporarily Ice skating on most of the city's natural rinks will be barred i ?xs iiifX duct about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Lombardo was listed in "fair" condition at St. Mary's Hospital early today. Police identified the driver of the car which hit Lom- was at Churchville Park and Ontario Beach Park. Skiing conditions will remain good as long as the snow lasts, according to Robert W. Coch- gardo as Anthony Stewart, 35, of rane, county parks director. Coch 34 Third St. He was not held, rane said that all tows are work- Lombardo is owner of Lombardo ing, and the Hickory JJidge run Quality Clothes, 47 Main St. E. (also is open. NOTES ON BUYING . A PIANO, . Chances are the piano you select for your home is the only one you will ever buy, unless you make a mistake in your choice. On the other hand, every day of our lives is given to studying, analyzing piano values. The firms we represent are America's leading piano makers. They, and we, have reputations to guard . . . Then, too, we repair and rebuild practically every make of piano in our shops. We know the "insides" of all of them. This should interest you because, no matter what price you pay, whether you want a new or rebuilt piano, you expect complete satisfaction. Here on our piano floors you can choose a new piano from over fifty different models in five foremost makes; you can choose a rebuilt piano reconditioned by long experienced, skilled piano craftsmen . . . above all you can choose with implicit confidence that both the piano and its price are right! . . . Wont you come in, look over and play our pianos? Easy payments if desired. Liberal Allowance for your piano or other musical instrument. Levis Music Stores Honor Roll of Fine Pianos MASON & HAMLIN CHICKERINSSTECK WURLITZER HADDORF and Wurliher i Ettey Organi Optn Thuri. Nlghti Othtr Evtt. by Appointmtnt WHIN YOUR WANTS APE MUSICAL COM? TO Levis Music Store FOR BEST VALUES IN EVERYTHING IN MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 412 East Main At Gibds LET LILAC GIVE imw SCULPTURE IN STEEL Pipes such as these at the Buffalo Road RG&E plant carry steam to heat about 95 per Cent of through the company's mains to customers. While the system is designed to handle steam at 400 pounds pressure and 550 degrees, actually a maximum of 200 pounds pressure is used. The mains are! ' WL'IUCU MCtl Pipe, cuiaocu 111 steam i concrete when underground and wrapped in heavy insulation, laid in 20 to 40-foot sections. There is a total of 61 miles of pipe, averaged out to 4-inch diameter, although some of the mains are as large as 20 inches in diame- tX" :X X rttf d L ' - X ,t f X . k x X I'j , X1 , , : t 'v - , - ' X : ' V ' U' i : X hX i Xfix Xf:v,x ' , ' j . ?....JiMi Til ttmtr If .11 imiiiMi(lilllMIltMIIIIMfTIMIIW END PRODUCT John Jemplis of 311 Thurston Rd. cleans hat with the aid of RG&E steam. Restaurants also utilize the steam for washing and cooking operations. city's downtown buildings. System is fourth largest in United States, and has been operating successfully for 65 years. There are other people who benefit directly from the RG&E's steam system, too . . . particularly in these winter months. They are the homeless men who find secluded niches along the path of the steam line, and snuggle up against the pipe to keep warm through a cold night. Woman, 82, Hurt In 2-Car Crash When the car in which she was riding figured in a two-car crash on Elmwood Avenue, In addition to being used for heating, the steam finds numerous other industrial and commercial uses. Restaurants use it for steam tables and washing and cooking operations. Laundries and dry cleaners use it in their business. Milk companies use it for dehydrating milk. A baby food company uses it in processing ungnton, just west of Clinton: food. A small hat-cleaning shop Avenue South, yesterday, Mrs.! uses the steam in blocking hats. J. If. Sullivan, 82, of 17S Buck- There are numerous industrial: land Ave., Brighton, suffered uses. imultiple abrasions and con- The steam is metered cither tusions. bv measuring the condensation: She was admitted to Strong after the steam has been used,, Memorial Hospital shortly before or by means of a flow meter as ,4 p.m. and was reported in the steam enters the customer's! good condition. building j Mrs. Sullivan, tsngnton ponce Vnn m'av havP nnticpd in Ruf. said, was riding with Mrs. Vera falo Road near the entrance to j Sullivan, 50, of 79 Bellevue Ur the RG&E's Station 9, the steam Mt. oordon &nyoer ana nuroi- TO YOUR main as it travels in a U-shape up and over the entrance. That's one of the expansion loops necessary to the steam distribution process Because steam at 100 pounds Sullivan car, men William Rowland and Peter Uebelacker said a car 'driven by, Louis DiSabio, 18, of 59 Locust St., skidded on slushy pavement, pun around, and crashed into pressure and 338 degrees Fahrenheit causes expansion of! TO SPEAK AT COLGATE 3Vi inches in every 100 feet of j main, provision must be made ur. j. xseweu aiannaru oi me for that expansion. In addition University of Rochester Medical . to the outdoor loops, there are School will discuss biological! expansion joints located cvery;and chemical effects of radiation I 150 feet at manhole sites in thcjiomorrow nigni ai toigaic cm- - : underground installation. If youjversity in Hamilton. Prior to i occasionally see steam drifting(his lecture, Dr. Stannard will O up from a manhole, it is usually attend tne initiation dinner oi because of a slight leak in the Chi Pi Nu, honorary pre-medical f expansion joint 'fraternity at Colgate. jf; v fPl . f) To feel the spirit of a crisp and sparkling season, you'll want a crisp and sparkling wardrobe. So ladies be smart! Don't throw budgets to the winds on new clothes. Lilac's exclusive Thoro-Clene dry cleaning process will put such new life into your winter wardrobe, you'll feel fresh as a daisy in the middle of winter in clothes as bright and neat as NEW! Phone BAker 5-0305 . for pickups and delivery 1 HR. A DAY ANSWERING SERVICE Cash & Carry Servictt at )our nearby branch Horn if CULVER-RIDGE PLAZA 3725 DEWEY AVENUE 1721 MONROE AVENUE 402 ST. PAUL STREET LAUNDRY DRY CLEANING STORAGE J J

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