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MOTHER EARTH DASHES THREE MILLION MILES
NEARER THE SUN
Washington, Jan. 3. This
earth has dashed 3,000,000 miles
nearer the fiery furnace of the
sun, in the past few months, ac
cording to statements given out
here today and verified from the
highest astronomical sources.
If this rate of speed continues
we will crash into the sun on
Thanksgiving day, 1927, and be
totally destroyed in one puff of
According to astronomers at
the United States observatory
here we have been on this mad
fall toward the sun since 2 a. m.
last July 3. Each day since that
lot Jul)r morning this terrestrial
sphere, in its1 mad flight through
;pace, has "dropped" more than
16,000 miles toward the sun.
This morning we are only 91.-
But long before then we would
all be roasted to a good dark
brown; oceans would be dried up,
a thimbleful of ice would be
worth more than all the diamonds ($)
000,000 miles from the sun; July
3 you remember how hot it was
then ? We were 94,000,000 miles
At this tremendous speed of
683 miles an hour we would go
smash! bang!- right into the ce
lestial conflagration in 1927.
in the world, and J. Pierponf
Morgan Avouldn't be able to swap
all his bank trusts and railroads
for a palm leaf fan.
IF this old planet keeps up her
slanting slide towards the sun.
But don't worry. Mother Earth
already has decided that 91,000,-