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PAGE TEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JUNE 21,1963 July Map of the Stars By JAMBS STOKLEY Science Service Astronomy Writer With the coming of July, the evening skies take on their typical summer appearance. The Constellation of Scorpius, the scorpion, shines in the south, with the star Antares, distinctly red in color, as the most prominent member. But the most unusual astronomical event of the month is a total eclipse of the sun, on Saturday July 20. It will be visible along a path about 60 miles wide, which crosses Alaska, Canada and Maine. The rest of the United States and Canada will see a partial eclipse, with the dark disc of the moon covering only part of the sun's visible surface. The accompanying maps show the appearance of the evening skios, about 10 p.m. your own k'nd of standard time (or 11 p.m. daylight saving time) at the first of July, and about an hour earlier in the middle of the month. The brightest star that is visible is Vega, in Lyra, the lyre, which is high in the east. Below it is the figure of Cygnus, the swan in which another bright star, De neb, stands. Both these stars are shown on the map of the northern sky. And to the right of Cygnus (shown on the southern map) is Altair, in Aquila, the eagle. The great dipper, most familiar of all stellar figures, and part of Ursa Major, the great bear, hangs in the nortwest. At the bottom are Dubhe and Merak, the pointers, which indicate the direction of Polaris, the pole star, over to the right. And the handle of the dipper extends upward, with the stars Alioth, Mizar and Alkaid in a sweeping curve. If you follow this curve over into the southern sky, it brings you to two more bright stars: Arcturus, in Bootes, the herdsman, and Spica, in Virgo, the virgin. The latter group is low in the southwest. Two planets are visible in the evening this month, though neither is very prominent. Mars is visible low in the west in the early evening. It is now quite far away and this, combined with its low altitude, makes it quite faint. Low in the east, in Capricornus, the sea-goat, is Saturn. Later in the night — around midnight — Jupiter rises in the east in the constellation of Pisces and outshines any other star or planet. Just before sunrise you will see Venus low in the east. It is even brighter than Jupiter but will be harder to see because of the light of dawn and its low altitude. First Since '54 The total eclipse of the sun that will occur on July 20 is the first visible in the United States or Canada since June 30, 1954, and the last until March 7, 1970. However, this one covers quite a different part of the country. The one in 1954 started in the Midwest and its path went northeastward over Conada toward Greenland. That of 1970 will cross Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. The last eclipse visible in t h e northeastern part of the country was on Aug. 31, 1932. The path in which that one could be seen as total was similar to that of this year's eclipse. It came down from the Arctic, crossing Hudson Bay, Quebec, Vermont, New Hamp shire, Maine and Cape Cod. An eclipse occurs when one astronomical object moves through the shadow of another. Both earth and moon cast shadows into space in the direction away from the sun which illuminates them. Once every 29 days the moon goes around the earth and we see it change in phase from new moon, though firsi quarter to full moon, then last quarter and new moon again. When new, the moon is approximately between earth and sun, and at the full phase the earth is between the moon and sun. But generally they are not exactly in line, and the shadow of one body passes north or south of the other. Example Occasionally, however, full or new moon occurs vvhen the three bodies are in line; then we have an eclipse. On July 6, for example at the time of full moon, the moon will partially enter t n e earth's shadow, producing a parti al lunar eclipse. As it happens during daylight hours here, we will not see it. From other parts of the world — Europe, Asia and Africa — people will see the sha dow of our planet on the face of the moon. Two weeks later, the moon will have moved halfway around in its circuit of the earth, bringing the new phase. This time the lunar shadow will reach us. Because the sun's 864,000-mile diameter is so much greater than the moon's 2, 160 miles, the lunar shadow lap- ers to a point. At the time of total eclipse the shadow reaches a little farther than the earth's distance of 230,000 miles from the moon. The diameter of the shadow on the earth is 60 miles or so. It first touches our planet on Hok- ^kaido, the northernmost of t h e Japanese islands. Then it goes northeastward over the Pacific to Alaska. After that its path curves to the southeast, traversing Yukon, the District of Mackenzie, northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Maine. :t crosses the St. Lawrence River at Three Rivers, about half way Between Montreal and Quebec. In Maine, Bangor and Mount Desert Island are in the path. Around the moon's shadow, or umbra, there is a much larger partial shadow, which covers all of North America, as well as eastern Siberia. Here the moon will partially eclipse the sun, more of t being hidden the nearer you are :o the path of the total eclipse .raced out by the umbra. The accompanying map shows the path of totality in eastern Canada and Maine, as well as the maximum partial eclpse in 24 cities. In Mex- co City only about 8 per cent of the moon's diameter will be covered, in Los Angeles it will be 26 per cent, in Denver, 54 per cent, n Chicago 77 per cent, in New York, 89 per cent and in Boston 94 per cent. To Travel Far To make the many scientific observations best peformed at a total solar eclipse, astronomers and other scientists will travel to various points along the path of totality. They have selected location that offer the best chance of clear weather, for very often in the past clouds have come in front of the sun at the same time the moon did. Elaborate preparations were thus made in vain. If you are in the path in Maine, and ;t is clear, and you are watch- TERMITE SPECIAL Any Siie Home This Month $97.50 — ALSO-. $1.00 PER ROOM To Eliminate All Household Pestt DEPENDABLE Ttrmite Control Co. Member of Alton Chamber of Commerce 2615 State St. PHONE 4624647 ing the sun with the essential eye protection, such as smoked glass, at about 5:40 p.m., EOT, you will notice a small nick in the edge of the solar disc, as the dark moon starts across it. For about an hour more and more of the sun will be hidden. Then, if you have a good view to (lie northwest, you may see the umbra approaching, at rocket speed. By this time only a very narrow crescent of the solar disc is visible, and then the total eclipse arrives. For an instant, the crescent may break up into a series of beads, as the light from the edge of the sun shines through valleys on the edge of the moon. The sun's outermost layer, the corona, flashes into view, around the dark lunar disc. Perhaps some solar prominences, which glow with the red light of hydrogen, will appear at the base of the pearly white corona, which ex:ends in all directions. Totality lasts only about a minute. As the shadow moves on, the scads reappear, this time on the tvrstern edge of the sun. Then comes the crescent, which gradually enlarges. After another hour the sun, low in the west, is shining unobscured. But even if you are not fortunate enough to be in the path of totality and to see one of the most magnificent sights that nature has to offer, it will be interesting to watch the partial eclipse, on the afternoon of Saturday, July 20. Be sure to have adequate protection for the eyes, such as several overexposed photographic negatives or the traditional densely smoked glass. Sunglasses, and even welders' goggles, do NOT £ive adequate protection to the eyes' delicate interior membranes. .© 1963 Science Service Inc. Eldred Home Unit Meets at Farrow Home ELDRED — The Eldred Home Extension Unit met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. George Farrow with 20 members present. The roll call was "Laundry Hints" and the major lesson "Caring For Today's Fabrics" was given by Mrs. Farrow. Minor lessons "Table Etiquette" and "Re- Plugs" was presented by Mrs. George Schild. The Unit will sponsor an Achievement Day for the 4-H Club ;irls of which Mrs. David Hem- Drough is leader. It will be held at 8 p.m. July 26 in the gymnasium of the Carrollton Community High School. There will be no meeting in July and August. Eldred Notes ELDRED — Miss Patty Binstead of Roodhouse is spending this week at the home of Miss Karen Varble. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Shackelford and family of Alton visited Monday evening with Mrs. Charles Smith. The Shackelford's daughter, Judy, graduated last week from SIU Carbondale and is leaving this week for employment in Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Havelka attended funeral services Tuesday for her uncle, Frank Raspli- ca, at Collinsville. Mr. and Mrs. William Querry of Tallulah, La., are spending several days this week with Mrs. Querry's mother, Mrs. Ben Black and other relatives. Donna Gowin of Otterville is spending a vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lesie Flatt. BELFAST — Reflecting markers planned for use along the highways of Northern Ireland to show motorists the edge of the road at night are to be mounted on flexible posts. BONN—A Benedictine monk is to be tried for the attempted murder of another monk in a German monastery. He is charged with rigging a short circuit in the church wiring to cause his victim's electrocution. Carroilton Services Announced CARROLLTON — The Rev. ROR er F. Christianson, pastor of th Methodist Church, will speak o "The Brotherhood of Man" at th 10 a.m. service Sunday at h i church. The Rev. Dan Vititoe will spea at the 9 a.m. service Sunday a the Baptist Church in Berdan. "The Challenge of the Church will be the sermon theme of Dr Frank Marston at the 10:45 a.m service Sunday at First Presby terian Church. The Rev. Darwin Rolens, pa tor of First Baptist Church, wil speak on "Freedom From Re ligion" at the 9 a.m. service Sun [day. The BYF will meet Sundaj at 6 p.m. The teachers will mee Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the chan eel choir Wednesday at 8 p.m The Liturgy will be given a the 7:30 a.m. services Sunday in Our Redeemer Lutheran church and the theme of the 11 a.m. serv ice is "The Banquet for You." The Rev. Kieth Gerberding, pastor, will have charge of both services. Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. Beginning Monday and continuing through Friday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. a Vacation Bible school will be held in the church for all children ages through 14. The closing service of the vacation Bible school will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the church The Walther League will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Sunday Masses at St. John's Catholic church will be at 7, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and the weekday Masses will be at 6:30 and 7 a.m. The Rev. Norman Ward will speak at Zion Baptist Church at the 10:30 a.m. and the 7:30 p.m. services. The training union will be Sunday at 6:30 p.m., with Claude Bowker directing. The prayer service and Bible study will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Dan Vititoe will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and the 8 p.m. services Sunday in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. The BYF will be at 7:15 p.m. Sunday The Rev. Francis Varble will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and the 8 p.m. services Sunday at t h e Faith Baptist Church. The training union will be at 7 p.m., with Chester McKay as director. There will be no service other than Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. at First Christian Church. The Rev. John T. Finnan, pastor of the Baptist Church in Eldred, will speak on "An Imperative Decision" at the 10:30 a.m service Sunday. Bowling Alley Open CARROLLTON —Bowl Inn, the local bowling alley, will be open during the summer under new management. The new managers are Leonard Thien and Henry Raker. Fifth Birthday CARROLLTON — Mr. and Mrs. George Jeffrey entertained at a party Wednesday evening at their home in celebration of the fifth birthday of their son, Bert Jeffrey. Guests were Mrs. Gladys Nesbitt of Hillsboro, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wemken and son, Charles, of Napa, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fraser of White Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Brock and son 13.2 ifje Defrosting FRIGERATOR Big 13.2 cu. ft. 2-DOOR Automatic Defrosting Refrigerator with 108- Ib. zero-degree Food Freezer. Over 20 sq. ft. of shelf space and two big vegetable drawers, each holds 1/3 bushel. FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Rod Lull "When the neighbors on both sides leave, Frank figures the limburger's about ready to eat," of Jacksonville, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Bro^k and sons and Mrs. Dorothy Brock of Carrollton. Marriage Licenses CARROLLTON — Two marriage licenses were issued this week in the office of County Clerk, Richard McLane. One was issued June 19 to Richard Portwood of El dred and Miss Lois Robinson of Carrollton. The other was issued June 20 to John Schmidt and Miss Betty Garratt, both of Carrollton. Hospital Notes CARROLLTON — Miss Gertrude Arnold of Greenfield was admit- ed to Boyd Memorial Hospital Wednesday as a medical patient. Admitted Thursday as med- cal patients were Mrs. Ruby Moss of Carrollton and Mrs. Bird Cooley of Rockbridge. Stanley Carr ol Kane was dismissed Wednesday. Dismissed Thursday were Miss Elizabeth Jane Willis, Mrs. Mabel Hard- vick and Dr. F. O. Whiteman of Carrollton; A. D. Dunham of Kane; Mrs. Frances Driver of lldred and Mrs. Betty Webb and aughter of Fieldon. Granddaughter to Wed CARROLLTON — Mrs.Herschel iackley of this city has received word of the engagement and approaching marriage of her grand daughter, Suellen Carroll, dugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Carroll of Salem, Mass., and Richard Joseph Croteau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Croteau of Cranston, R.I. The wedding is set for Aug. 31 and Mrs. Hackley plans to go east for the ceremony. Miss Carroll, whose mother is the former Marjorie Hackley of this city, studied last year at Pembrook College at Providence, R.I., and her fiance graduated in June as an aeronautical engineer from Brown College in Providence, R.I. In Top Unit CARROLLTON — Maurice A. Brannan, airman, USN, son of Harold Brannan of Eldred and nephew of Mrs. Thomas Baker Jr., of Carrollton is serving with Training Squadron One at t h e Naval Auxiliary Air Station Sau fley Field, Pensacola, Fla. The unit recently won the Naval Air Basic Training Command's Admiral's Club and Ex pennant for overall efficiency in training operations conducted during the past year. Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily Mrs. Hageii Again Heads Auxiliary at Calhoun HARDIN — Mrs. Herman Hagen Jr. was re-elected president of the American Legion Auxiliary Monday night in the American Legion Hall. Officers named to serve with her were: Mrs. Howard Devine and Mrs. James Ringhausen, vice presidents; Mrs. William Stone, treasurer; Mrs. Paul B. Hanks, historian. Mrs. Hagen named three appointive officers: Mrs. William Pohl, secretary; Mrs. Carl Funk, sergeant-at-arms; Mrs. George Sagez, chaplain. Delegates to the department convention in Chicago, Aug. 1, 2 and 3, were also named. The three delegates will be Mrs. Hagen, Mrs. Devine and Mrs. William Stone. Mrs. Paul Aderton, a member of the unit, will attend the convention in her capacity of Third Division president. Mrs. Stone, membership chairman, reported that the unit had reached its membership quota prior to the 20th district meeting in Beardstown, Saturday, June 1. The unit now has 106 members, she said. It was also announced that the 20th district is one of three districts in the state to be 100 per cent in membership. A report of the district meeting was given by Mrs. Howard Devine, who said that the local unit was first in the district in rehabilitation work, and 6th in craft sales. Mrs. Devine also announced the names of new district officers, two of whom are from this area. Mrs. C. C. Gimbel of Kampsville was elected treasurer and Mrs. Wandalee Kinscherff of north Calhoun County was elected sergeant-at-arms. Mrs. Paul Aderton gave an account of the pilgrimage pro;ram which she attended last Sunday at the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's School of Normal. Mrs. Otis Ingle, rehabilitation chairman, announced that unit members will meet at the home of Mrs. George Sagez Tuesday, June 25, at 1 p.m. to make tray favors for hospitalized Veterans, Borne for Summer HARDIN — Miss Paula Lorsbach has returned to Hardin to spend the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lorsbach. Miss Lorsbach has just completed her first year of teaching at DeHart School, St. Ann, Mo. She plans to return to the same school in the fall. The Lorsbach family will vacation this month in Louisville, where they will be the guests of the Ray Montgomery family, and in Trenton, Va., where they will visit the Robert Meyer family. They will also visit other areas in the east. Homemakers Meet At Bunker Hill BUNKER HILL - Twenty members and one guest, Mrs. Hazel Helmkamp of Wood River, were present Wednesday afternoon at the meeting of the Homemakers Extension Unit at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Oldenettel. Mrs. Ben Oldenettel was the assisting hostess. Mrs. Raymond Wadsworth gave the major lesson, "Fat Controlled Cooking," and the short feature "Caesar Salad" was given by Mrs. Tom Moulton. Blood Drive Set BUNKER HILL - The Red Cross bloodmobile will be in Bunker Hill at the American Legion Hall on Friday, June 28, from 1 to 6 p.m. BONN — The argument over ermany's embargo on selling pipe to Russia goes on with Konrad Adenauer leading his party against the sales and scoring his foes by saying it would be better to sell them guns. We're Cutting Price Tags to Pieces! V 3 to % OFF! PRICES GOOD MONTH Of JUNE ONLY! REMNANT SALE! REG. PRICE $156.00 1. Firth Acrilan, 15'x7'9" $19800 2, Roxbury 100$ Wool 12'x16T' ' Q0 3. Roxbury 100% Wool, 12'x12'5» $138 00 4, Roxbury 100$ Wool, 12'xlT2» $103.50 s Retencv 501 Nylon, 12'x8'9" $44*00 SALE PRICE $52.50 $127.00 $50.00 $81.75 $75.00 $20.00 6. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 12'i6'6" $68.66 $45.00 7. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 12'x8'6» M.R4 SO $176.< 8. Regency Continuous Filament Nylon, 15'x16'3» Under G-E "Valid Value" Trade-In Plan You pay only the difference in price between the valid-value trade-in allowance and the price of the new G-E model you select. FREE PARKING AT BOTH STORES MODEL TB-304X ALTON HOM 12 E. FERGUSON WOOD RIVER, ILL. Dial 254-0601 652 E. BROADWAY ALTON, ILL. Dial HO 2-9246 9, Gulistan 100$ Wool Cut Pile, 12'xlO'l" 10. Firth Acrilan, 12'x9' 11. Firth 100$ Wool, IS'10' 12. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, I5'x8' "$80*00 13. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 12'x8'6" $115 00 14. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 15'x9'10» $165.00 15. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 15'x9'4" $155.*00 16. Gulistan Continuous Filament, I2'x10'10» $145.00 17. Gulistan Cont. Filament Nylon, 12'x10'9» $143*50 18. Gulistan Cont. Filament Nylon, 15x8'10» $14500 19. Gulistan Cont. Filament Nylon, 15'x9T' $160*00 20. Regency Cont, Filament Nylon, I2'x13'9» $165*50 21. Regency Cont. Filament Nylon, 15'x15'8" $226*70 22. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 12'x9'6» $75*00 23. Regency Cut Pile Nylon, 12M1'3» $150 00 24. Roxbury 501 Nylon, 12'x13'8» $19800 25. Roxbury Acrilan, 12'x9'7" $143*00 26. Rtgtney Cut Pile Nylon, 12'x11'4» $93 00 MIDWEST T — ™ " ^^ ^^ $125.00 $43.00 $68.00 $97.00 $74.00 $96.00 $86.00 $87.00 $93.00 $96.85 $155.00 $45.00 $97.00 $127.00 DIAL CL 9-3613 25 SOUTH NINTH ST. ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS

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