Cold waves will be accurately forecast more than a month in
advance in the not too distant future, according to Dr. Oliver Justin Lee, head
of Dearborn Astronomical Observatory.
He said it would undoubtedly be accomplished by science within
our lifetime as a result of a world-wide study of solar radiation being made
under the direction of leading scientific minds.
It will mean the saving of untold millions of dollars from crop
losses in the world, and a tremendous advance to aviation.
“Since solar radiation is the basis of all life, science has
been concentrating on it to give us the answers to many problems that now
confront us,” said Lee. “Specific instruments have been devised especially for
this study of the changing intensity of the sun’s radiation, and recordings are
taken each day all over the world where the sun shines.”
The sun is now going into the minimum stage of its 11-year sun
spot cycle, Lee explained, and it leads us to the belief, sometimes, that
intense cold weather is due in such a period. This does not hold true, he said,
despite the fact that at times solar heat varies from 2 to 3% at the minimum sun
The first entry has been received in
the “Cute Pig Picture” contest being held in
connection with the Little Kanawha Regional Ham and
Bacon show and sale, Mar. 20-21. The early exhibitor
is Mrs. Smith Kelly of Looneyville.
The region-wide photo contest is being sponsored by Little
Kanawha Regional Council and Ohio Kanawha Camera Club of Parkersburg. Pictures
entered are to be exhibited with the contestant’s name in the ballroom of the
Chancellor Hotel. Visitors may view the contest pictures, as well as the hams
and bacons, until 2 p.m. on Mar. 21, followed by the auctioning of hams and
The pig pictures must be a glossy or matte finished black and
white photograph no larger than 8x10 inches. They may be of pigs alone or may
include other animals or people. No age limit is set. Along with ribbons, the
council will award $5 to first place.
State auditor Glen B. Gainer, Jr.,
has announced that his office has mailed the
apportionment of values of public property located
in each county to county clerks, respective
municipalities, and boards of education.
The total assessment was $2,703,897,400, an increase of
$74,004,700 from 1982 assessments. Calhoun received an apportionment of
Upon receipt of these values, the county clerks are required to
certify the apportionment of values to the county boards of education and the
These values, along with the assessment by county assessors,
will be used by the county courts, boards of education and municipal governments
in determining the levy rates for the coming fiscal year. After those rates are
set, the state auditor’s office will compute statements and bill each utility on
or about July 15, and, upon receiving the funds, distribute them to the