Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1975 · Page 91
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 91

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, January 23, 1975
Page 91
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P-26Z-.1 longfedi fm»-T«tt*im,Wrtn««»v.J»«.n,iW l, TtwHKy. 1m. n, MS Lantern fish helps fhid currents By ELDON BARRETT TACOMA,' Wash. OJPI) -- At. a time when most geographical discoveries are being made in outer space, a y o u n g college professor has f o u n d a heretofore unknown ocean current in the waters near Antarctica. Evidence of the current in the "Southern" ocean was discovered by Dr. Richard McGinnis, who teaches biology at Pacific Lutheran University here. McGinnis doesn't take full credit for the discover)'. He points out that the cxistance of the current was suggested in 1937 by a noted A n t a r c t i c re- s e a r c h scientist in England, Sir George Deacon. However, a remark Sir George made in a publication concerning the current evidently went unno- t i c e d by subsecjuent authors. McGINNIS n o t i c e d it and he suggests the current be named after the Englishman. McGinnis says the cur- rent is unusual in that it flows in a westward direction, counterclockwise to i the prevailing currents in the sub-Antarctic Ocean waters. The young professor bases his published conclusions on two primary factors. The first has to. do with the degree of salt content in the waters. "The core layers of high and low salinity are flowing in opposite directions, the more saline southern water to the east and the m o r e d i l u t e d northern water to the west," he said in an i n t e r v i e w . "Each is m i x i n g with adjacent waters." The second factor, the one that initially led to his discovery, involves the distribution of a number of lantern fish species in the "Southern" ocean. Lantern fish, a luminescent type of fish that produces its own light, has been McGinnis' research specialty for nearly 10 years. He is a 1963 'Pacific Lutheran graduate, but he ' earned his doctorate at the University of^Southep C a l i f o r n i a wnere h i s thesis dealt with the distribution of lantern fish in the waters near Antarctica. His research at that time established the existence of -16 new f i s h species there. McGinnis' calculations regarding distribution of lantern fish are detailed and involved, but his conclusions i n d i c a t e t h a t their distribution "would be difficult to explain if, as widely accepted, the dominant flow of water in specified sectors was eastward r a t h e r t h a n westward, as in the case of the 'Deacon' current. McGinnis' ultimate concern is the application to fossil records of findings relating to f i s h distribution and ocean currents. "In this fashion we can partially reconstruct what happened in the open 1 ocean during the past 60 million years," he said. Hospital beds Taiwan has 22,000 hospital beds, averaging one- bed for each 700 persons, the National Health Administration says. FASHION CAROUSEL Fepturing: Wardrobes from SOCIALITES CELEBRITIES Fashions from Such Leading Stores As: Magnin, Saks Fifth Ave., Bullocks Wilshire We Do Carry: BILL BLASS -- OSCAR DE LA RENTA-- DIOR -- RUDIGERNREICH many more! 8615 FLORENCE AVE., DOWNEY, 861-0011 1 '/i Blocks West of lakewood Blvd. o Ample Parking ' Open Mon. thru Fri. 11 -5; Sat.10-5 SPACE SHUTTLE HARDWARE gets some work at .R.pckwell International's Space DivisionTtii' Downey. Crew compartment . for first Space Shuttle Orbiter is lifted to . new work station following completion of welding. The module will house he space- plane's crew, flight controls and orbiting equipment. First assembly steps were completed early. Rockwell Space Division Photo Thailand tour future cloudy ·BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Sunny Thailand's tourism outlook is clouding over, and some authorities say the worst is yet to come. World economic problems combined with domestic disorders are inhibiting the -once-spectacular growth of the c o u n t r y ' s third-largest . foreign exchange earner -- and threatening the livelihoods of 50,000 Thais who work directly or indirectly in the tourist industry. Beginning in the mid- 1960s, sunshine, silks and smiles, golden temples, broad beaches and bargain prices a t t r a c t e d swelling numbers of visitors on c h e a p charter flights from Europe and Japan. Jungle-weary American GI's vacationing f r o m Vietnam spent a lot of money here. The tide of tdurists increased 34 per cent in 1970 alone. Last year Thailand hosted 1.1 million foreign visitors and earned about $173 million in foreign exchange. Officials hoped for 32 per cent more tourists and 15 per cent more income in 1974. BUT 11 months after an uprising overthrew Thail a n d ' s military regime there is gloom in the "land of smiles." During the f i r s t six months of this year 389,- S38 tourists entered Thailand -- only 6 per cent m o r e than during the same period last year, says the government tourist o r g a n i z a t i o n . Si BOYS LOVE GIRLS US. NO.,1. EXTRA FANCY KOTOBUKI RICE, 25 LBS. i* (25 LBS.) !^f ( (I C · d )T^ FANCY GREEN TEA, BANCHA, 10 OZ. BOX BY MIYAKO .PICKLED RED PLUMS, AKA-UMEZUKE, 8% OZ. JAR : GEI5HA BRAND INSTANT NOODLES, 3Vi OZ. UMEYA RICE CRACKERS, ARARE, 3 'A OZ. PKG. 6 tl(Hl) RAFU-ZUKE, PICKLED VEGETABLES, ASSORTED, 12 OZ. HIME BRAND DRIED MUSHROOMS, SHIITAKE, 1 % OZ. PKG. Ll»fclt (83?) CHINESE STYLE CHOP STICKS, 10 PAIR PKG. ·{* L CfPR) MIYAKO BRAND DRIED SEAWEED, HIJ1K1, 2 OZ. BOX $ It $' i; SOY BEAN ROUR, KINAKO, 8 OZ. BOX FLORIDA RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT SCOn ASSORTED PAPER TOWELS, 140 CT. ... LAKEWOOD SHOPPING CENHR-UKEWOOD TRY BOYS OLD FASHION DELI. IMPORTED DANISH FONTINA CHEESE BY THE PIECE Excellent with wine. Tastes like a cross . between Swiss and Gruyere. May be dried and used for cooking and grating. IMPORTED SWITZERLAND SWISS CHEESE PEACOCK BRAND POT CHEESE for cheesecakes, blintzes, ravioli, c stead of cottage cheese. It's the diet delight, and the only way to buy a true pot cheese. MPORTED DANISH ESROM Better known as Port Salut. Flavor of gouda with a touch of limburger. This is a gourmet cheese. SLICED $189 1 IB. NEW YORK'S FINEST MOGEN DAVID KOSHER SALAMI OUR SPECIALTY BYTHE PIECE SLICED $189 · IB. FILLET OF 1-LB. 2-OZ. MIN. NET COOKED WEIGHT Made with our special blend of spices and barbecue sauce. HERRING IN SOUR CREAM EA. 1/2 IB LAKEWOOD SHOPPING CENTER LAKEWOOD BOYS LOVE GIRLS Elleclve 9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. J3rd thru Midnite Wed., Jan. 29th, 1975

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