The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1968 · Page 1
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•ftp Iwe - Kyttwffle (Art.) Ceurlir Vtwi «. Monday, March It, 1MI ' " West Centra Eastern United States Interstate Highway System. 25,642 Miles Open Impressive statistics on the National System of Interstate and 'Defense Highways .project: Open to traffic at end of 1967—25,642 miles or 63 per cent of the 41,000-mile total scheduled for completion in 1074; under construction, 5,490 miles; engineering and right-of-way, in progress, 8,805 miles; preliminary status, 1,063 miles; roadway completed during 1967, 2,166 miles. • Under the fund formula of 90 per cent •federal, 10 per cent state, $31.7 billion has been spent since the project's inception in 1956. • 'States now having the most, mileage open to traffic: Texas, 1.965; California, 1,351; Ohio, 1,078; New York, 1,038; Pennsylvania 1,015. (Data furnished by the U. S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.) ___ COMPLETED OR IMPROVED AND OPEN TO TIAFf 1C Completed M full or acceptable itmid- ards, or improved to standards adequate for present traffic; built witk interstate or other public funds. MAJOR TOLL ROADS Incorporated in rite Interstate System. IIIIIII UNDER CONSTRUCTION == REMAINING DESIGNATED Traffic served by existing roads with improvement planned on new or existing locations. Plan prepotatim ond acquisition of right-of-way completed, or .under voy on many portions. Detailed location of somt portions still pending. Science Serves Youth 'SCIENCE." says Kathy Dcnnlston. whose specialty U leisegang rings, "is like opening doors." I arms, forgetting about the full j cup of water in one of them By NOEL GROVE NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — |and dumping the contents on The scene was somehow ludi-1 his trousers, crous, the matronly hostess all He did not blush, stammer or the 27th annual Science Talent Search headquarters in Washington fussing over the collar of the young man who invented a new language and once started to build a computer from scratch. At first glance, however, 17- year-old Bruce Frostick does give the slightly vulnerable look of a youngster who has missed his supper. But the comparison pales when he begins to speak of the things he knows, which are considerable. Bruce is one of 40 regional winners across th« country who were brought to Washington for final judging and awarding of $67,500 in scholarships provided by the Westinghouse Educational Foundation. And when he talks of his project, or of thinking and learning in general, his eyu flash with intensity and the words come out so rapidly they threaten, to stumble and pile up on each other, but rarely do. At one point he became w animated lit w«v« both apologize, but continued h I s discussion while wping at the dark splotches with his handkerchief. It was an act that perhaps exemplified the seriousness and single - mindedness which Bruce and his 39 companions can devote to the business at hand, and might have explained in part why they were here to receive their recognition and awards. Conducted by Science Service an organization aimed at popularizing science, the Westinghouse - backed talent search provides a $10,000 scholarship* for the winner, and nine other smaller scholarships, from $6,000 down to $4,000. Finalists not receiving scholarship each get $250, and all come to Washington for a five-day, expense- paid visit which bring* them into contact with leading scientists and administrators. But the reason for exploration into this field go beyond financial reward and recognition. . 1 "Science," says pretty Kathy Denniston of Altoona, Pa., "is like opening doors, and every time you open a door it leads to another." The doors the 40 winners chose to tamper with were formidable. Kathleen Ann Sherman, ol Avon, Conn., studied the mysterious timing mechanism which causes plants and animals to follow a natural rhythm in their behavior. Keith Haden, 17, of Wilmington, Del., compared the location of retinal oil globules in sea turtle and swamp turtles, which act as filters of lighl which passes through the turtles' eyes. Kenneth Biba of Chicago mea sured light and temperature changes of the variable star, Zeta Geminorum. They are smarter than, mos people, and they know it. But that awareness comes across more with frankness than arrogance, and they discuss openly their relationship as young intellectuals with others — fellow students and teachers alike. "Neil," a television interviewer asked Neil Martin of Silver Spring, Md., who designed a new type of variable wing for aircraft, "are you smarter than your physics teacher?" "Well ... yes," he answered. "Few of them ever exhibit any false modesty, as well they shouldn't," said Mrs. Dorothy But, except for a few exceptions, neither do they flaunt their knowledge." "For girls, it still .seems to problem. A lot of intelligent, attractive girls still try to pass themselves off as stupid." Not in that category is Miss Denniston, whose project was a study of leisegang rings, a formation that occurs when two chemicals are mixed in a gelatin. The question, or the door in Kathy.'s mind was why they formed regular, rhythmic rings outward instead of simply mixing evenly together, and whether or not differences in condi- :hem act any differently, jons such as heat would make 'Scientist* (MI varioui dt- signs on rocks and plants might be related to the formation of these designs," she said, "since similar chemicals are involved in all three cases." The same type of curiosity that led Kathy to a study of her rings put Bruce Frostick on the trail of a new language. "Since all languages have a subject and a verb," he said, "I wondered i{ a language could be devised without verbs" Bruce's answer was a language which he calls "shirla- stan," consisting of combination of words to indicate tenses, situations and comment without the use of action verbs. Though the project will prob- ably neyer become the universal language,' he feels such a language could have application in linguistic analysis aed understanding of grahimar. Meanwhile, it is an important mental exercise for a mind that demands challenges and new horizons like a miler who is never satisfied with his best time. While solving a problem may not entail the visual excitement of a foot race, the challenge is clear to the 40 winners, as well as some 2,293 others who also submitted projects for consideration in this year's talent search. "It's the scientists who have made all the important discoveries of the world," said Perrin Charles White of Forrest Hills, N. Y. "This," he said, "is where the action is." NEWS BRIEFS SAIGON (AP) - The flea .index—the average number of fleas found on rats—is down from nine to two in the port area, a U.S. AID public health division report says. The index, an indicator.of the likelihood of bubonic plague, has been lowered by DDT dusting, the report said. The plague can be spread to humans by fleas. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Policewoman Mary W. Monroe, mother of five, has been elected a convention delegate of the I Fort Pitt Lodge of the Fraternal : Order of Police, the first woman representative in the group's 53-year history. MONTREAL (AP) - 'Jean Marchand, minister of manpow- er and immigration, says the Vietnam war is a prime cause of unemployment in Canada. The war has brought on a tight money policy in Canada, cutting down on investment and diminishing the number of jobs available, he said. "The U.S. is spending three times more on me.'war in Vietnam than Canada spends for her annual bud- set," he told a meeting of the Quebec Liberal Federation. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police picked up two high school students after one of them allegedly sold a packet to the other for $10 and said it was marijuana. The youths were released .when police found the substance was tea. •BOSTON (AP) - The Ritz Hotel bans miniskirts—defined as skirts stopping three to four inches above the knee—from M dining room. * .* * WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) After Joyce—last name unknown—was brought down' from ski slopes on a toboggan three of five weekends with injuries, none serious, she sent a plaqua for the wall of the lodge. It read: "To Glen Ellen's greatest ski patrol, love & many thanks, Joyce. 1966-67." * * + ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP)-Highway officials say cost of picking up the litter along state highways in Missouri in 1967 wa§ $438,933. ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) -Lay teachers in Roman Catholic schools in the St. .Louis archdiocese will be given raises of $300 to $400 a year beginning this fall. more fun TOGETHER in a Gold MEDALLION Home Look for the tymbol of ultimate comfort for your family—the Gold '. Medallion. Step into ah All-Electric Home whew you do the living. . . Keddy Kilowatt does the work! Enjoy year-round electric heating and cooling, full housepower, beautiful lighting- and most of all, thbs»' wonderful kitchen helpers—mod- •rn electric appliances. 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