EAST FAREWELL NEWS


Thursday, February 6, 1958  Vol. C658


LOCAL NEWS


REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR BRINGS LEARNING AND FUN TO SCHOOL


East Farewell - The annual Regional High School science fair took place last week with exhibits throughout the school and a grand display in the gymnasium. Students from all grades participated and exhibits ranged from the weather to electronics. There was a large presence of space related projects with a number of experimental model rockets on display. Interestingly, there was a dearth of exhibits chemistry. There were several volcanoes and more than five weather related exhibits displaying different cloud formation, typhoons, cyclones, and hurricanes. The most popular exhibits were the model rockets and the futuristic space stations and some exhibits that bordered on science fiction. All the students spent many hours designing, developing and building their projects.

There was a competition associated with the science fair and a group of teachers as well as some local business people inspected the exhibits on Friday afternoon and asked students questions about their exhibits. They also asked the students to demonstrate some of the action exhibits like the volcanoes and some of the model rockets. Most of the volcanoes gushed gloriously while all of the rockets were restrained by cables except one that broke away and flew into the ceiling much to the chagrin of the judges and student engineer alike. Student Howard Ball was embarrassed but also elated when his model rocket broke away from the guide wires and blasted into the ceiling of the gymnasium. It ricocheted off a metal roof support, flew along the top edge of the ceiling, hit another support and deflected into a ceiling tile sticking nose first into the tile as the engine ran out. After everyone was sure there were no injuries a spontaneous round of applause broke out. This display did not help Ball in the judging, though, first place went to senior Charlie O’Mara’s three stage rocket display explained how rockets of the future will need several stages to exit the earth’s atmosphere and make their way into outer space. Second place went to junior, Grace Williams, whose volcano exhibit was based on the Hawaiian volcanos that formed the island. Not only did her volcano spew lifelike steaming lava, the lava spilled out into a large tub full of saltwater and hardened to enlarge the existing island.

The science fair is always a highly anticipated event that gives the students a chance to use their imagination and their science skills to explore some very exciting ideas.

Rocket blasts off in Science Fair Project


SPORTS


DEVILS CAST A SPELL ON COUGARS


Corning- The Cougars had recovered from their team flu but they were still without center Dave McGill when they limped into Corning to face the red hot Corning Devils last Friday. The team played valiantly and backup center, Jimmy Hawkins, played an ever improving game in understanding his newly acquired position but the Corning Devils showed why they are the league leading team with flawless foul shooting and a very strong inside game. The Devils were victorious, 52 – 48, but that was not as close as the score indicates. The Cougars were able to close a 10 point deficit in the last three minutes thanks to the Devils clearing the bench. Cougars point guard, Bobby Fox, was leading scorer for the Cougars with 10 points. Forward Donnie Tasker led both teams and rebounds with 15. Devils top scorer, Alex Ward led all scorers with 21. The Devils defense was able to stymie the Cougars continually throughout the game and created 11 turnovers that all turned in the points for the Devils.

“We were not on our game today, I think boys were still recovering and really missed Davey, not that Hawk was bad, he’s not, we just need some more experience in the center,” said Coach Wilson on the bus on the way home.

Next week the Cougars come home to meet the Riverview Wildcats. They beat the Wildcats earlier in the season and hope to repeat the victory on Friday in the Regional High School gymnasium at 4:30.


 NATIONAL NEWS


FIRST US SATELLITE “EXPLORER” DOING FINE – ICBMS FLY FROM COCOA BEACH – IKE MIGHT FAVOR TAX CUT – OUTER SPACE COMMITTEE FORMED – SHOEMAKER WINS 3000TH


The United States’ first scientific satellite, “Explorer” is doing nicely as it reaches its top orbit height of 1,700 miles.

An Atlas ICBM takes off from Cocoa Beach, but the flight was not terminated normally. This followed two consecutive ICBM successful test firings over a limited range.

President Eisenhower re-affirms that the Administration might favor a tax cut to break the recession unless the economy turns upward by mid-year.

A 13-member committee to frame legislation concerning the exploration and development of space is created by the Senate. The panel is expected to be headed by Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Senate Democratic leader. It will study proposals for the administration of space programs with the aim of reporting a bill to the Senate by June 1. Recommendations are now being prepared for President Eisenhower by Dr. James Killian Jr., his scientific adviser.

Willie Shoemaker rides to his 3,000-career win. Willie’s been at it for nine years, but this week, he scores his 3000th winning mount in the eighth race at Santa Anita. The horse was Eternal Pere.

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Published by JD Carroll