Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 12, 1973 · Page 15
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 12, 1973
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London Mitts Clms of '43 Hm Reunion LONDON MILLS - London Mills High School's Class of 1943 members held their 30th-year reunion June 30 at the Pantry, Farmington. Of the It class members, attending were Robert Boden, London Mills; Mrs. John (Mildred Brashear) Nelson, Galva; Mr. and Mrs. Marnell Morey, Avon; Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Glenadean Norville) Steak, Wataga; Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Shirley Sampson) Moos, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Ray (Helen Smick) Shaffer Jr., Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Anna Ruth Taylor) Young, both class members; Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Ter* williger, Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Tessier, Gilson, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Frances Ulm) Overcash. Also attending was Mrs. F. L Boden, an English teacher who is now employed in the Paxton school system. Mrs. Roy Steck, Wataga, will make arrangements for next year's reunion. Mrs. Howard Young planned this year's event. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Timmons and Ruth and Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Brown, Galesburg, drove to New Salem July 1 for a picnic where they met Mr. and Mrs. Greg Neunaber, Austin, Tex. Mrs. Neunaber, the former Gloria Timmons, returned home with her parents to visit several days while her hus band drove to Harvey to visit his parents. Karen Owens, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Owens, is re cuperating from a broken leg she received in a bicycle fall. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Page returned July 5 after spending several days in Iowa. GalesbufQ A <l9fflef*MoM,, (fellsburg, 11|, Thursday, July1.2, 1973 IS. New York's Hayden Planetarium Exhibit Depicts End of World By H. D. QUIGG upt Senior Editor NEW YORK (tJM) - The world is coming to an end. This is a valid assumption. Everything does* sometime. Nothing lasts forever. How soon the end? Probably in about 5 billion years. This is the main assumption of "The End of the World," a show that opened today under the great dome of the Hayden Planetarium here. The show depicts 12 deaths of "God's green footstool.'' The most probable one is that in 5 billion years our sun will poop out of old age, expand into a red giant star (as is the wont of old stars), and engulf Mercury and Venus and send out enough heat to melt lead on earth, which also would melt the spirit of man, cockroach and germ. Don't Knock It No. 2. The moon will fall. Don't knock this notion. The moon right now is getting farther away. But for reasons known only to God, Isaac Newton, and Orson Welles, in about 200 billion years the moon will stand still and start doming back. Fast. Then watch Out. No. 3. We- will collide with another planet. This is in the realm of science fiction. "Planets just, don't leave their orbit," says Mark R. Chartrand, the planetarium astronomer who planned and narrates the show. No. 4. We will collide with a comet. This could wipe out a city the size of New York or Dodge City, but not the earth. A comet is largely gas, plus a few rocks and some dust. However, there is a beauty, the Kohoutek Comet, coming up in January. Just discovered by Dr. L. Kohoutek of the Hamburg Observatory. It will come within 80 milliort miles of us next Jan. 7. May be as brilliant as HaUey's Comet that scared everybody in 1910. Watch this space for further details—next year. No. 5. We will collide with a large swarm of meteoroids. But they 1 swarm few and far between. Air is Escaping Now No. 6. The earth will lose its atmosphere. Like Mars. Mars has one one-thousandth of the earth's atmosphere, in terms of pressure. Our air is escaping now, but being replaced by volcanic action in about equal terms. However—who knows? No. 7. We will collide with a black hole. This is an area so dense that even light can't escape from it. Essentially a very big dead star. Sort of a Mack truck of heaven. No. 8. Collapse of the entire universe. "This would be very dramatic," said Chartrand. Said the reporter: "I'd like to see that." Chartrand: "Oh, you'd have a grandstand seat." "What is the universe?" said the reporter. "Everything," he explained. No. 9. The earth might become suddenly volcanically active. A worldwide cataclysm. Not very likely. No. 10. Invasion from space. Ferrr-git it. Let us hope. No. 11. We could pollute ourselves out of existence—with energy generation, or just with people production. No. 12. Nuclear war. Consult your neighborhood government. 'Think Ocean 9 Is Class Assignment By RUTH YOUNGBLOOD HONOLULU (UPI) - Teenagers are plumbing the mysteries of the sea in an unusual program aimed at getting students to "think ocean." Fed up by the traditional lack of marine science courses in high schools, a young educator has launched a "hands on" Education Today approach to oceanography to help youngsters. think of the ocean as a living environment. Instead of pouring over dry, dull diagrams and complicated charts, Hawaii's high school students board a genuine research vessel and work side- by-side with scientists. Barry Hill, director of the Marine Operations Program (MOP) at the University of Hawaii, said hundreds of youngsters have participated in the free cruises aboard the vessel Teritu, with shipboard experiences brought back to the classroom for additional re search. Effects of Pollution "Oceanography has long been a neglected area of study in high schools," Hill said. "We tend to take the sea for granted. "But our survival may well depend upon the ocean," Hill warned, citing population est! mates predicting 14 billion people by the year 2,050. "The land won't be able to produce a public educated about the ocean. We have to start now in our schools." Any interested high school can contact Hill to arrange half-day cruise for as many as 25 students aboard the Teritu, but there's little time for sun bathing and gazing lazily at the waves. "The program provides educational opportunities for stu dents to gather biological and water samples, and to learn of changes in currents, salinity, and water chemistry," Hill said. "Bottom samples demon strate the effects of pollution and sedimentation and microscopic examination of living plankton opens an entirely new world of plant and animal life to the student." Plans New Courses Two oceanographers in addi tion to the ship's crew teach the students to use such equipment as a plankton net, water samplers, bathythermograph, bottom grab, bottom dredge, biological trawl and midwater trawl. "The program is designed to give students shipboard experience on an oceanographic research vessel and to stimulate teachers to include more of the marine sciences in their curriculum," Hill said. Hill is planning course work to help the student "come to understand the ocean not as a passive entity, but as a living environment, a place—like the land—as rich in its diversity of plants and animals as a national park." Funded by a $24,000 sea grant matched by state funds, Hill is hoping to expand the program to include more vessels and provide opportunities for dents to spend days at rather than just hours. Hill would like to educators all over the country initiate programs to awaken students to the potentials of the ocean. stu- sea see Stand tall! Step out in the latest colors and patterns with heels that add inches to your height and feet to your ego. Fine leather uppers; assorted sole materials. Johnsonian affordable fashions® by Endicott Johnson $17.99 SHOE CENTER Open Mon. & Fri. 9-9 — Tue. thru Thur. 9-5:30 Sat. 9-6 120 E. MAIN ST. 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