The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 15, 1976 · Page 27
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SECTION H HAYS DAILY NKWS I'At; !•; I December 15, 1970 He Hunts Meteorite Fragments Space Food Allen Kraft, a professor of food technology at Iowa State University, displays a pair of frozen pot pies of the type he thinks could be easily stored in the cold, dark recesses of outer space to provide handy food for space travelers. To test his theory, Kraft wan- ts to send a chicken or beef pot pie into space in a project he calls SPAM . . . "Space Preservation Applied to Meat." Iowa State University has formally requested NASA to include the pot pies on the 1979 space shuttle. (UPI Photo) Hy MAX I NIC YKK LOS ANGELAS (UPI) Ronald Oriti likes to Search for something he might never find — all in the interest of science. Oriti is an expert on meteors and meteorites. What he looks for are fragments of meteori- .tes. "Meteorites are so fascinating and interesting you get a big thrill when you find one," he said. "Then add to that the scientific importance. Then' the excitement of the hunt is enough to make you want to look for fragments in the most rugged places." An astronomical lecturer at Griffith Park Observatory, his latest search effort was for remnants of a single brilliant fireball that burst over northern California-shortly before midnight Aug. 23. 'Hundreds of people in three states — California, Nevada and Arizona — reported seeing the flash of the meteor as it exploded in the earth's atmosphere. Some even reported hearing a "sonic boom." That convinced Oriti that fragments survived the trip to earth and can be recovered. But even Oriti admitsj searching for the fragments is 1 like looking for a 'needle in a hay.stack.x Almost all meteors burn up in the earth's atmosphere. The ones that do.survive often fall in inaccessible areas — the ocean, the forests. Using preliminary calculations drawn at the observatory, Oriti concluded the meteor exploded over northern California, possibly in the Sonora'area. ' He packed his hags, arrived in the Mother Lode (tiunlry several hours later and began interviewing anyone who saw or heard anything the night the fireball was sighted From eye-witness accounts of where the meteor was seen overhead, he calculated the "sub-end point" the area over which the meteor hurst was somewhere near I letch Hetchy Reservoir on the west side of Yosemile National Park. Phone Operators Recall Episode By BILL BURKE SALEMSBORG (HNS) — Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Danielson, retiring Dec. 18 as operators of Salemsborg.'s magneto telephone, system, remember many unusual experiences through the years. They've passed messages of cheer and sorrow, caution and disaster in the 34 years they've run the Farmers Telephone Co. office (which converts to dial phones soon). But one episode is etched deeply in their memory -p and they have a souvenir from it. It's a, leather helmet worn by airmen-in-World War Hrlt came to them in an unusual way 32 or 33 years ago, and they'd like to find trie owner and return it to them. Mrs. Danielson, "Goldie" to her many friends on the phone lines, recalls hearing a noise outside their office-home one night while the war was on. She ran out to look, and saw three parachutes floating to earth. ~" A plane had crashed on a training flight from Smoky Hill Air Field (later Schilling Air Force Base, at Salina), she learned. The three crewmen she saw landed safely; the rest of the crew perished. About two years later, Goldie recalls, the family dog came home dragging the leather Air Corps helmet. She can't be sure, but she thinks "it must have belonged to one of the men who parachuted down that evening. "I'd like to know who it was. I've wondered about it all these years. I'd like to,give it back to the man who wore it" and find out about.his postwar life, she says. PRICES EFFECTIVE THRU SAT., DEC 18, 1976. NONE SOLQ TO DEALERS LIMIT RIGHTS RESERVED. GILLETTE TRACII CARTRIDGES yog Pfiormacie/ No. 4—PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION WITH PATIENT OR DOCTOR. You can feel free at any time to" ask our Pharmacist about your medication or have your doctor counsel with us about your medication. No. 5—HEALTH SERVICE INFORMATION. We are constantly looking for any Information to help provide you with better Health Care. No. 6—WELFARE PRESCRIPTIONS. We accept Welfare and other third party prescriptions. No. 7—SH9PPING CON- ^ VENIENCE. We win fill your , < iff' prescriptions while you shop for < groceries. PKG. QF 5 PHARMACY HOURS Weekdays 9-7:30 P.M. Satuday 9-6 P.M. Sunday 1-4:30 P.M. AIM •WWMlO.ody.u. NEO VADRIN...500 MG. Vitamin C COLD RELIEF Cotitoe Capsules COLD TABLETS Alka-SeHzer Pius BTL. ,OF 100 $ CTN. OF 20 CTN. '••••••••t•••••••••••OF 20 .97 "Wo cnn di'tortnine the sub- end point lowilhin two miles," said Oriti. "Hut the thing to remember is Hint when it breaks up, it falls in an nrea that sc.tncti rues covers several spuare miles. "II' (here were too specimens, then we'll have a chance of finding one or two fragments. If we find anything, then we'll know the ellipse of full ithe area in whieh fragments were thrown from the explosion i. Once we're in this area, we'll comb it with a fine-tooth comb." "All meteorites found on U.S. government property belong to the U.S. government, specifically to the Smithsonian Institution," he ssiid. "The Smithsonian has been calling us almost e v e r y d a y. i They're very anxious for us to locale something They would he delighted if we can find several meteorites as a result of the recent fall " Oriti's interest in meteorites spans :>i) yrnrs. 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