The Daily Journal from Franklin, Indiana on September 2, 1978 · Page 7
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The Daily Journal from Franklin, Indiana · Page 7

Franklin, Indiana
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Saturday, September 2, 1978
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P if T SSIM?, ilk i L , Cyndi Workman, 15, Brazil, left, was crowned Miss Teen Indiana recently and will compete in the Miss Teen USA pagent in Miami, Fla., during the Thanksgiving holiday period. She was crowned by the reigning Miss Indiana USA, Jayme Buecher. Reports says Firestone radial tires unsafe WASHINGTON (UPI) The Firestone 500 steel belted radial tire poses an unreasonable risk of death and injury, and all 1.1 million still on the road should be recalled, congressional investigators said Friday. The recommendation came from the House Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee that conducted hearings into the situation earlier this summer. Chairman John Moss, D-Calif., called Firestone's conduct in the matter "reprehensible in the extreme." "The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co, is and has been for some time in a position to avoid the devastating toll of human destruction which it knew its tires could cause," Moss said. "In the exercise of clear and conscious choice, it nonetheless permitted this destruction to take place." In a related development, Ralph Nader charged that Firestone is saving $1.25 million in potential costs each week that goes by without a recall. He said 125,000 of the tires are being scrapped each week 1 the longer the matter is Commissioners will meet The Johnson County Commissioners will hold a regular business meeting. Monday in the basement of the county courthouse. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with signing of claims The county highway session begins at 9 a.m. and the drainage board session at 1 p.m. ,During the morning session, the commissioners are scheduled to consider performance and maintenance bonds for the Clearview Heights and Villas II (fate) PGM (AAON., SEPT. 4th) LABOR DAY 10 a.m. to 5 p'Stt (KH New teen queen delayed the less Firestone will have to spend. Just in the time since the government announced its investigation. Nader said, the number of tires still on the road has dwindled from 15 million to where it is now nearing 12 million The congressional report said accidents linked to the tire, which Firestone no longer makes, "number in the thousands, injuries in the hundreds and known fatalities as of August 1978 are 34 " It said the tires "present an unreasonable risk of continuing accidents, injuries and death to the motoring public, and should be immediately recalled " "The performance of other lines of steel belted radials should be monitored to determine whether future recalls are warranted." it added. Firestone, in a statement, called the committee findings unjustified and said the company "will continue to work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in seeking a resolution of the matter wh - h will h" fair to the public and to oiii company." housing subdivisions and meet with Rex Jones, executive director of the Indiana Heartland Coordinating, Commission Benefit tourney INDIANAPOLIS ilJPIi -Mayor William Hudnut said Thursday the Mayor's Benefit Tennis. Tourament will be staged Sept 9 and 10 Proceeds from the event will go to the Mayor's Black History Month Committee. I U.S. 31 NORTH FRANKLIN NORTIIWOOD PLAZA LOOK FOR MANY JNADVERTISED SPECIALS IN STORE - x ' UPI Telephotol MM wmm Mmm. ' ' Y'Sreenwood Pork,., serving of Greenwood since 1 96 icebergs may be used for cooling By Medill News Service WASHINGTON - Remember the plan to tow icebergs from the Antarctic to desert regions for fresh water? Someday those icebergs may be taking a side trip to tropical seas where hurricanes form. . According to the Weather Modification Advisory Board, a panel of 17 weather experts that recently reported to Commerce Secretary Juanita Kreps on ways to change the weather to benefit people, cool, fresh water from melted icebergs could help to defuse hurricanes when they form. And the board says melting icebergs is only one of several ways that the surface of the ocean could be cooled underneath a developing hurricane. The Wave Pump is a large buoy with a several thousand foot long pipe which has a valve at its base. The combined weight of the buoy and motion of the buoy in the waves could be used to pump deep water to the surface to provide nutrients for commercial fields of kelp and seagrasses. The report said the pump is now designed to warm the deep water before it reaches the surface, but it could be changed slightly to keep the water cold, so it could be used for hurricane modification. If the iceberg method were used, the report said, icebergs would have to be towed to parts of the ocean where hurricanes form and remain there for the 4 to 6 week season. Hurricanes can be predicted only 12 to 24 hours beforehand now. and it would take much longer than that to tow an iceberg into position Methods to cool the ocean aren't in the testing stages yet. uesddv u i in in ji -Mr marks the beginning of Greenwood's ; ; Thursday from 600 to 6.30 we're Old'Settler's Days, o time to reaffirm our hosting onQld Settler's Day Merchants roots In the community. AtGreenwood ; Appreciation evening atOreenwood Pork we're storting the celebration early ; Park. Vou con visit our older merchants, with an event that touches us all, get to know the hew ones, admire our Tomorrow evening beginning at &30 tip cerae? court : (which We're very proud we will broadcast five, the Jerry Lewis 00, and enjoy some free cider and Labor Day Telethon for the benefit of t donuts. It's Just our way to thank you for Muscular Pystrophy, thro gh local V '; your loyalty and patience during our remotes by Ownnei 6 and WIRE radio, days. It's also If s a special day for Greenwood, o good excuse to get together and marking the first time our community swop some stories about Greenwood-has hosted the annual event, and a post. marking the first event to be held in our and s c loction, think of us os your family new, enclosed center court area. The tree. Thirtf c f tha community pride you'll te'eihon w.ll end ar 6-00 pm. Monday f.r.JaC ..,:dra-k. " vSSS, ' ' ; 4i raHMMMMPMPMMR v f, GreenwGDD the report said, because computer projections and small experiments would have to be made to show that the cool water layer would not hurt any country's climate or weather. That's important because "storms draw their energy from the ocean," said Ronald Lavoie, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's science and academic affairs office. "When these storms move over cooler water they tend to decrease their intensity." For example, a hurricane loses strength when it passes over the path of cool water left by another hurricane. The board's report said that according to theory hurricanes feed on warm, moist air from the ocean's surface. If several thousand square miles of the ocean's surface in the Gulf of Mexico or the Eastern seaboard could be cooled several degrees, the report said, hurricanes that develop in those areas might be weaker Besides melting icebergs, large areas of the ocean conceivably could be cooled by artificial means called Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and the Wave Pump OTEC. which the board said is scheduled for initial tests in the early 1980s, is a proposal to ex-tract energy from the temperature differences between warm surface water and cold deep water The project would bring to the surface large quantities of water 27 to 36 degrees F , colder than surface water, which would stay on the surface because of low salinity and the release of dissolved gases Another means to slow down hurricanes through seeding their clouds with silver iodide us urfQinrtiliree. the families y when we hope to turn the lorgest totol with service ever ipfedged from Greenwood and the even.nq Indianopolis area." could become -a reality much sooner NOAA's Project Storm-fury has five airplanes and 100 researchers ready to seed the first hurricane this season that meets several conditions The hurricanes must be within 800 miles of Miami or San Juan. Puerto Rico, for at least 12 hours, must have maximum winds of at least 75 m.p h.. and must have less than a 10 percent chance of coming within 57 miles of land 24 hours after seeding. According to Lavoie. the effects of the seeding wear off within a day. so during the testing stage, none of the experiment's possible positive or negative effects will reach coastal residents. In addition, the results will be easier to interpret if the storm doesn't hit shore "When part of a storm circulation strikes land the whole storm is disturbed." he said According to the theory be nind the project, which Lavoie calls "the Stormfury hypoth-sis," seeding makes the eye of the hurricane wider so that its winds slow down. The eye is the relatively calm area at the center of the storm around BE AN AUCTIONEER Enroll no and prepare for the Nowmbtr State Elimination . Write for brochure... FIRST CLASS MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. 4TH. FIRST SESSION FREE MIDWEST COLLEGE OF AUCTIONEERING TRAFALGAR, IN. 46181 Col Geo Ragsdale. instructor siory or service iltilh thji ra,'l il Ihn ttfirm revolves The effect of seeding has been compared to a rapidly spinning ice skater who puts out her arms to slow down the spin About 400 pounds of tiny silver iodide particles provide renters around which ice crystals can form in the hurricane s clouds Regional forum INDIANAPOLIS .I PL A regional forum on appropriate technology will be staged here Oct 7 The session will be sponsored by the National Science Foun dation and the Indianapolis ( enter lor Advanced Research Its purpose is to elicit grassroots opinion trnm a six-state area on the ways technology can be used to help solve local problems in such helds as eneig conservation, shortages ol natural resources, inefficient land use. preservation of the environment and the high cost ol health care, sponsors said Put Want Ads to work lor vou Want More, Miles Per Gallon' EC0M0MASTER CARD By Holley Holky Management Associate, U'hnn inn if (nrrnml it ic i nhqM til change through which heat is Thp rplpacp nf heat makM thp u air warmer, it rises, and "supports a deeper, more vigorous cloud.' which becomes the bank of clouds surrounding a new. wider eye A computer model predicts that seeding could reduce winds by 1 5 to 20 percent, and reduce wind damage by up to 40 percent. Lavoie said. "We don't know exactly what the effect would be on storm surge." Lavoie said USED PIANOS & ORGANS RECENT TRADE-INS DURING OUR TENT SALE, NOW TUNED & READY TO GO. LOW-LOW PRICES! GARY DAVIS MUSIC MAKERS 2438 CfcNTRAL AVE. COLUMBUS Ph. 376-9234 117 w. 2nd St.-Seym our Ph. 522-2110 4"' ',', A he. 48 - a 1U .

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