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IS THE TITANIC STILL AFLOAT? SOME SCIENCE
SHARPS SAY SO AND OTHERS AVER "NIX!"
Washington, D. C, May 2.
Is the Titanic stil floating? Will
she continue to float forever, or
as long as the world spins?
If she isn't, where is she now?
On the bottom of the sea just
under whejre she disappeared, or
on the bottom of the sea some
Nobody knows. Even the gov
ernment scientific sharps, the
wise guys of the Smithsonian in
stitute, can't answer these ques
tions positively. '
Some think that she lies on the
bottom of the ocean just under
where she sank. Tney say that,
sinking as she did at an angle of
from 45 to 60 degrees, she would
zigzag to the bottom, first shoot
ing one way and then the other.
Only they don't say it quite
that way. In order to make what
they say as unintelligible as pos
sible to ordinary folks, they say it?
v"Her path would describe, an
arc of a great circle whose limit
ould be reached at a point tan
gent to a line parallel, to the sea
level and so on through a lot
more such highbrow stuff.
"Along comes another scientific
sharp who denies that -she lies
there. He says that the gulf
stream and the Arctic current,
which both flow there, the first
above the other, would both have
a whack at the Titanic before she
got to the bottom and would car
ryhef nohody knows where but
anyhow a long way from the
place she disappeared
Cross section of ocean illustrat
ing both theories, but not accur
ate in proportions of coursfe.
Most people may think from all
this that she is -at least two miles
from there anyhow, incer the