Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 84
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June 29, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 84

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ItE--June 29,1975 Sunday Ga*ette-MaU ,,__·___ .1 . Ctartesfoa West VirjinU Search for 'Flash in Pan' In Streams Up in Popularity Tornado Detector Study Under Way CENTRAL CITY, Colo. (API-Unemployed, discouraged and desperate, Jim Lannon squats on the bank of North Clear Creek swishing water around in a pan, studying the bottom for traces of gold. He is one of thousands of people who, for one reason or another, searches the streams around this old mining town, Some do it as a hobby, others work at it a little more seriously, and the tourists are just looking for distraction. But the excitement of finding gold-the knowledge that it is still possible to pick up something for nothing--remains. "I expect I've got about an ounce or a little 6ver,' r says Lannon, a carpenter from Golden who has been unemployed nearly eight months. "Every little bit helps. It's better than. sitting home worrying about it or driving the wheels off that car looking for a job." · » * NO ONE WILL say he really hopes to strike it rich. But it's still there, in the back of their minds, that they will be the lucky ones. , Darrow Moline of Denver spends his winters trapping in the Colorado Rockies and in the summer he looks for gold. "I've been down in New Mexico panning and just got a dredge so I thought I'd try it out here," Moline said as he cranked up the pump on his sluice-box apparatus. Moline agreed that if a man needs $100 to $150 per week, he probably won't make a living at it. But he said if a person likes to live outdoors and work hard, he can get . by. "With gold prices what they are now, I think it's worthwhile. I've got to do something in the summer and this keeps me out. This whole area has been dredged a few times for gold, so if you do find something, it won't be much. "My wife died and my house blew up, so why not. I don't have any bills." Larry Valentine of Bedford, fed., is typical of thousands of tourists who try their hand at looking for gold. Valentine and his family paused by a stream to give a whirl with a tinfoil pie plate. "We're the outdoor type anyway and collectors of everything. We're really just goofing around,',' he said as he and his family looked over what appeared to "be a miniscule nugget of gold. BOULDER, Colo.-un- A federally sponsored experiment is under way in America's "tornado alley" to detect what some scientists think is a distinctive electrical signal preceding formation of a twister. If such a signal could be identified, it would give the National Weather Service an important tool in warning populated areas of an imminent tornado. But so far, the detection device used to pick up the signal has been somewhat erratic, sounding frequent false alarms and working better in the Midwest than in the South. William L. Taylor, a physicist, directs the tornadic storm detector program for the Wave Propagation Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder. Taylor and other government scientists are experimenting with a "tornadic storm detector," a $4,018 suitcase-size electronic box with four antennae which sets off fUskiig red lights aid a bmer when electrical cwdtttatt are jvdfed right for a tenad*. The device has been under development by NOAA since 1971 at a cost of $400,000. Field tests have begun at 15 sites in the South and Midwest, including Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., Minneapolis, Minn., Tuisa, OUa., Memphis, Tenn., and Houston, Tei. "We don't detect tornadoes with these instruments," Taylor said. "But we pick up an electrical signal which appears to be characteristic of many tornado-generating Ihanderstonns." The National Weather Service currently bases its tornado watches on the wind, temperature, air conditions and other meteorological factors. "We've never missed a big tornado" during experiments with the detector, Taylor claimed. A spokesman for the NWS tai Atlatta ·aid the devide hu detected Mveral imaU tMMtoet to Mm W GeMfta, tat It toik* · Wf tot Marek 14, wha · twtoter to At- - *" * *fcm* ^^M^MBfl |^*^^M£^ l^A A^^ ·fMui "We had only one big tornado and it (the detector) didn't go off," the spokesman said. Taylor, however, said a later examination revealed that the device was "TM perative at that time." ino- * » * TAYLOR SAID the detector seems to work best in the "tornado alley" of northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri. He said thunderstorms in tornado-prone areas of the Gulf states seem to have different electrical properties. 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