Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 9, 1964 · Page 8
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 8

Redlands, California
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Monday, March 9, 1964
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8 - Monday, Mar. 9, 1964 Redlands Daily Facfa Tiny radio transmits from dolphin's tummy BERKELEY — By feeding a .the U.S. Naval Missile Center tiny radio transmitter to a dolphin, a University of California scientist has made the first recordings of body temperature from inside a free-swimming marine animal. The e.xperiment marks a sig-j nificant step in the development of new techniques for bringing detailed physiological information from inside lining creatures. The test was described recently by Dr. R. Stuart JIackay. biophysicist with the University's Space Sciences Laboratory and Division of Jlcdical Physics at Berkeley and a pioneer in the development of the 'radio pill" technique. Since the initial work oa the device in the 1959's, the *Tadio pill" has been successfully employed in medical diagnosis and is now being adapted by Dr. Mackay and other scientist to fill an important role in space research. The scientists said he was aided in the recent successful underwater test by his gentle and cooperative subject — 280-pound lady dolphla named Doris. The experiment was con ducted at Point Mugu, California, in a sea water pool maintained for research uses by A FRIENDLY HUG - Friskie II, a six-month-old Hereford steer, and Noel Clark, 12, of Yucaipa, are both looking forward 1o taking part in the San Bernardino County 4-H Junior Fair which will be held In conjunction with the National Orange Show March 12-22. Noel is a member of the Mentone Minutemen 4-H Club. FAST FRIENDS — Cathy Robbins, 10, of Yucoipa, gives her French Alpine goat a big hug. Along with hundreds of other 4-H members throughout San Bernardino county, Cathy plans to exhibit at the 4-H Junior Fair to be held in conjunction with the National Orange Show in San Bernardino March 12-22. Three Marines killed as "dud" explodes in field TU'EiVTY.\LVE P.ALMS, Calif. (UPI)—One tiling they always tell the troops before sending them out on a livc-fire training exercise is '•don't pick up a dud." Five Marines participating in a desert counter-insurgency maneuver here apparently violated this cardinal rule o£ "the book" and it cost tlirce of Uicm their lives. A "dud"—a live round which failed to explode when fired— went off while the five Marine artillerymen were examining it Saturday. Tlircc were killed jand two others were injured seriously. An investigator blamed an old previously unexploded aerial bomb fuse for the blast which marred a combined air- ground desert warfare exercise. Killed were Pvt. Jack W. Cowsert, 17, son of Mrs. Gloria L. Cowsert of Oakland, Calif.; Pvt. David P. Barnes. 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Barnes of St. Louis, Mo.; and Cpl. Peter S. Lopez, 22, husband of Mrs. Fyc A. Lopez of T\venty- ninc Palms. The injured were Lance Cpl. Roger D. Rusnak, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Rusnak I of Chicago, and Pfc. Gary P. Belters. 20. son of Jlr. and Mrs. Marvin Betters, also of Chicago. They were reported in satisfactory condition at San Diego Kaval Hospital. All five were members of JI Battcr.v, 4th BattaUon. lllh Marine Regiment-a medium artillery unit home based here. The explosion occurred during a combined air-to-ground training maneuver that was ncaring conclusion on a 995- squarc-milc desert training site near here. The war games, dubbed "Winter Night," were concentrating on counter guerrilla operations in a situation involving sustained desert warfare. Nearly 20,000 troops were participating in the training exercises. The huge desert site has been used in the past as a bombing and artillery range. Eight hurt in out-of-control car mishap LA PUENTE (UPI)-An out- of-control car with its accelerator stuck plowed into a crowd of church-goers Sunday as tliey were leaving mass, injuring eight persons — ranging in age from 3 to 83. Motorist Ignacio SotcUo, 34, who also was leaving the noon mass at St. Joseph's Church, told investigators the accelerator on his 1959 Ford jammed as he started to drive out of the parking lot. •i Brown says I "pretty bad VISALIA (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown stepped out of ia farm labor bus into a shanty town. lie chatted with families living in squalid homes, even converted streetcars. He heard of a young mother who helped load vegetable boxes for 10 hours one day, then delivered her own baby on a living room floor the same night. "I think it's pretty bad," the Governor said. "We just rendered an economic report saying No takers among clergy LONDON (UPI) — An advertisement in a London subway station reads: "Seventy-five per cent of all top clergy take the Times." Scrawled below it were the words: "The other twenty-five per cent buy it." that things are rosy. JIaybe Uicy're not as rosy as I thought." FREE PARKING AT REAR OF STORE DOWNTOWN REDUNOS and the Naval Ordnance Test Station. Most important in the test. Dr. Mackay said, was the fact that the temperature was recorded continuously over 17 hours while the animal was completely untethered and free to move about in its normal activities. This made it possible to study changes in body temperature as the animal slept, ate, played, and took part in learning experiments. The key finding. Dr. Mackay pointed out, was a change in the animal's temperature when the dolphin was hoisted out of the pool as part of another experiment. This change indicated that Ixxly temperatures taken by conventional methods — with the animal out of the water — are probably subject to small but troublesome errors. Dr. Mackay noted. The "radio pill" was fed to the unsuspecting dolphin inside a dead fish. As it turned out. Doris the Dolphin had no trouble with her strange meal, and she eliminated the radio device (still transmitting) some 17 hours after she had swallowed it. I LEASE... Save time and trouble . . . Money, too! 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