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• THE SUNDAY STAR, Washington, D. C. SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 19SS •« ? •• 7§r •' Ww • ■•’ MBI **• ■- •* j. aP^ THE Bo,„— Hairy Hhh iri.KII nmril 11 ~ |)irmm * National Monument near Jensen, Utah, chisels out dinosaur bones buried a hundred million years ago. Chief Ranger Oscar Dick looks on.—AP Photo. Skeletons of Dinosaurs Sought in Utah Quarry By GORDON G. GAUSS AiKMlittd Press Bt»S Writer JENSEN, Utah. Aug. 13 (IP).— Those misunderstood monsters, the dinosaurs, may become bet ter known as the result of a project to chisel away, inch by inch, a sandstone bluff envelop ing prehistoric skeletons. When the Job is finished, the manner in which these reptile giants were buried there helter ■kelter by nature a hundred mil lion years ago should be evident. Fragments of skeletons im bedded in rock “give some idea of the size of the creatures, largest things which ever walked the earth. Some were 80 feet long and weighed 40 tons, yet had one-pound brains to direct their massive bodies. Discovered in 1909 Scene of the search into the far distant past is a quarry at the 80-acre headquarters of; Dinosaur National Monument, 7 miles north of Jensen. Scientists first learned of it in 1909, years after Indians and cowboys had passed by without realizing its significance. Apparently, dinosaurs in this area in extreme Eastern Utah were wiped out suddenly by catastrophe or plague and their carcasses were washed into some depression. Sapd and silt cov-j ered the remains and eventually hardened into stone. The earth’s shifting crust buried the land under a sea, then lifted it up Into the Units Mountains, where; 6 toys! SAL£*<*r Afummszr 6 more days ... to take advantage of this big Removal Sale. Our ARLINGTON store is moving. Doors close, at present Arlington location, at 9 P.M., Saturday, August 20th. (Grand Opening of fabulous NEW Arlington Store, August 25th). DON'T MISS THE OUTSTANDING BARGAINS during this REMOVAL SALE. FURNITURE and ROOM ACCESSORIES. Alco • on| y 6 More Da V s of WAREHOUSE CLEAR ANCE SALE at our ALEXANDRIA Furniture Store! Only 6 More Days of ODDS AND ENDS SALE at our FALLS CHURCH Furni ture Store! „ / Free Parking Without Waiting • Budget Terms Open Daily Until 9 P.M. ■ 1 fiyjHJHJ ALEXANDRIA B FALLS church WASHINGTON BLVD. AT HIGHWAY [weather finally exposed the now- I fossilized bones. J Several skeletons were exca , vated from the rare deposit and ’ were shipped to museums. Then j ' the work languished. Although! 1 it was preserved as a national monument in 1915, Dinosaur was - almost forgotten until a storm i arose over plans to build a $176 dam and reservoir at 5 Echo Park, across the Colorado ; border r By that time, the original . monument had been expanded . to 325 square miles through in-; - 1 elusion of spectacular canyons ofj 1 i the Green and Yampa Rivers. Echo Park was part of this ad- I dition. I 1 Dinosaur monument has flour- ' ished as a byproduct of the, [controversy. Tourists began ! driving over from U. S. Highway 40 to see. what the argument was I about. Congress took note of the area and began voting ] ' larger appropriations. There is talk of elevating the monument to the status of a national park. ; i Tourist Boom < Attendance, negligible a few 1 years ago, leaped to 57,000 last i year and may hit 80.000 during ] ! 1955. Nine-tenths of these] visitors went to the headquarters, 1 rather than to the Inaccessible, i undeveloped canyon country. \ j Current appropriations of j about $200,000 a year have per mitted work to start on the \ ambitious project to display 5 bones of the monsters just as 1 ithey are uncovered in the quarry, if Monument officials refer to it as an “in place” exhibit. Under the direction of Theo dore E. White, a vertebrate pal eontologist, the soft sandstone is being removed carefully. As each new bone is located, it is shellacked to prevent disintegra tion. Work is proceeding on a bank several hundred feed long and perhaps 50 feet high. Some of it 1 already has been placed under a metal shelter. Plans are to bring the bones out in relief from the stone along a 200-foot, surface, then to build a museum around it with .the bank forming one wall. The scraping project has been under way more than a year and. at its-present rate, will re quire another four years to finish. Meanwhile, Monument head quarters is in another building and still is wothout an assembled dinosaur skeleton of its own to display. Geodetic Survey Headed by Karo Rear Admiral H. Arnold Karo was appointed director of the; Coast and Geodetic Survey by President Eisenhower yesterday. Admiral Karo, who lives In Bethesda, received a recess ap pointment to his new post. The White House will submit his name for Senate confirmation! when Congress returns In Janu ary. Admiral Karo, who has been; with the Coast and Geodetic! Survey since 1923, will succeed Rear Admiral Robert F. *A.' iStudds who has retired. TODAY IN MEDICINE Gimmicks and Gadgets Clutter Medical Talks By JOHN McKELWAY One mark of the medical pro fession which distinguishes it from others is that doctors never make “speeches." They give Tapers,” at least in public. ' A paper Is actually a scientific report, the result of an investi gation of some kind. And it is, perhaps, the chief means Dr. X has of telling the rest of the medical world what Dr. X has been up to. Dr. X may have tried out a new antibiotic on a stream of patients or he might have felt over-emphasis was being placed on a duct in the pancreas. At any rate he’s found something and he seeks to add rhat* some thing to the tremendous store house of medical knowledge. Dr. X on presenting the paper will receive a certain amount of prestige—if he gets his facts straight—along with the hos pital or medical school he rep resents. Tools Are Hindrance Papers are presented at dig nified medical meetings. But for some strange reason, the tools a doctor has at his com mand in the actual presentation of his report have not kept pace with the march of medicine. The tools become hindrances. Doctors usually color their i papers with lantern slides. And the order by the speaker. “May I have the first slide, please,” is usually accompanied by a certain amount of tenseness. For. almost invariably, the first slide appears either upside down or is so out of focus that it fills the meeting hall. At a recent medical meeting here, the speaker—who incident ally was speaking of the pancreas —asked for the first slide. Mechanical Troubles As the slide appeared, ' the speaker found the illustrated pancreas stretched from the i Bring the Family Down Today—Start Your Family Vacation Today * Imagine Buying at Hollywood Shores a URGE BEACH LOT total srnc only balance PRICE KhM S IOO *lO WwW DOWN MONTHLY YOU GET USE OF ALL THIS FREE * OLYMPIC-SIZE SWIMMING POOL PART OWNERSHIP f iHiHHHHHHBI in an ESTABLISHED *IOO,OOO community center DON'T WAIT! Relax and enjoy these facilities NOW—Come on down TODAY OKI HOUR DRIVE FROM D. C. 1— DIRECTIONS: . I Jttit on hour's drivo from Washington. Toko Branch Avanua (Route 5) through Waldorf and Hughosvillo, Md., oovon milts boyond Hughosvillo, at Guy's Cornor I | and Holfwoy House, YOU G<J STRAIGHT AHEAD ON ROUTE 235 toward Lexington Pork tor 7 miles to our entrance sign on your loft. Signs thaw tha way. I GOOD TIMES FOR FAMILY . GOOD TIMES FOR FRIENDS HOLLYWOOD SHORES! DESIRABLE NEIGHBORS • ATTRACTIVE HOMES ceiling and covered most •t his face. As he stood obliterated tby the organ, the focus was cor ! rected and the paper presented. Frequently, however, micro scopic slides of portions of the pancreas are presented in focus, but upside down. Even' the speaker must take a second look to correct this one. And in doing this, he takes a certain gamble. For slide operators are notorious in their ability to get completely mixed up and far ahead of the talk. Some doctors feel itji best to let them alone when they set out to turn an upside down pan creas up. Others leave it upside ; down Complicated grafts cause just as much trouble. Doctors—like others who speak —have their troubles with micro phones. More than one medical meeting has been halted because of a screaming or completely dead public address system. But a particularly dangerous micro phone is located at the District Medical Society. Dangerous Risk What makes the instrument dangerous is that it fits snugly around the neck, the speaking part jutting up conveniently near the mouth. Often a doctor will become so engrossed in what he’s saying that, upon finishing, he • ; will stride off the rostrum only to [ be Jerked back again by the wire , around his neck. No one has ■ [been injured as yet for the audi- Jence usually warns the victim jin time . 1 Electric pointers—to under score significant portions of a [slide —also have their faults. Built like flashlights, the bat .iteries are usually dead or the “pointer” has no point to it. The result is that the audience is never too sure what Dr. X is pointing to. And Dr. X is so close to the magnified picture he often can’t find what he’d like to point to. , A Baltimore doctor, in Wash- ington to report on artificial hip joints, sadly told his audience as he rose to speak that a thief had stolen all his slides from his automobile—just another of the many hazards of presenting a "paper.” He proceeded with the talk, however, wondering aloud what In the world the thief would think of the slides when he opened up the loot. TV, Movies Used Movies and television are grad ually replacing what used to be the presentation of papers at small medical meetings. Fre quently staged nowadays are the so-called “closed telecasts” beamed to points throughout the United States. Audiences, under this system, can be counted in the thousands. But even under streamlined conditions, topics of a medical nature are presented not with out difficulty. A recent color telecast of an operation pictured the patient in a greenish hue throughout the program—a color not exactly de sireable for a patient on an operating table. Os course the chief trouble with closed telecasts of medical papers—one was recently beamed here from Ann Arbor, Mich., and had as its topic the Salk polio vaccine—is that the audience can’t ask any questions. For if a doctor can get through the question and answer period safely, despite all his other me chanical troubles, he might get the ultimate reward which comes! with a handshake and the re-1 mark from a colleague: “I liked your paper, doctor.” Marine Recruit Dies Using Potato Sheer PARRIS ISLAND, S. C., Aug. 13 (/P).—Pvt. Kenneth D. Cox of Ellerson, Va„ a recruit at this marine basic training camp, died Friday while operating a potato slicing machine. Authorities said the machine could have given Pvt. Cox an electrical shock, "but it is not believed that this would have 1 . been of sufficient Intensity to j cause death.” An investigation , continued. McKay Asks U. S. Limit On Saving Historic Sites CHAMPOEG, Oreg., Aug. 13 (ff). —Secretary of the Interior McKay dedicated another his torical site today, but warned “there is a limit to what the Federal Government can and should do in the field of pre serving historic sites.” Mr. McKay said the Depart ment of Interior “finds that its limited appropriations are scarce ly adequate for the proper care and development” of the 123 historical properties now admin istered by the department. “Far from seeking new acqui sitions, the Department of the Interior is conducting a re-ap praisal of some of these areas to see If they might not be more properly administered by State or local governments,” the Sec retary said in a speech at the dedication of the pioneer Rob ert Newell House at Champoeg, where early settlers formed the provisional government that eventually brought this area Into the United States. Mr. McKay noted that the Refrigeration Hearing Slated Twenty witnesses are sched uled to testify tomorrow at the second public hearing on pro posed District regulations to re quire licensing and bonding of refrigeration and air condition-; lng contractors and mechanics. ; The Commissioners’ hearing will begin at 10 a.m. In the Board Room of the District building. Heading the opposition will be Ringgold Hart, appearing for the Air Conditioning Division of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association. Declaring the proposed regu jlations are too detailed and restrictive, Mr. Hart said he will offer a substitute draft. 1 The first hearing was held I boyhood home of ex-President r Hoover was dedicated as a his ■ toric site earlier this week after i being restored by a group of ! private citizens, and that the I Newell house was being restored ■ as a project to tbe Daughters of the American Revolution. He said he was “gratified” : that only in the case of Fort ■ Vancouver—because of the size : of that project—was the Federal I Government called upon for • financial and other help. The Secretary, a former Ore ■ gon Governor, said he was ! deeply interested in historical ■ sites and well aware of tbe law i that calls upon him to preserve ! sites of national significance. ! But, he said, the key is “na ■ tional significance,” and, “surely ! the taxpayers of the United ■ States should not be called upon , to maintain, and operate any ! site or structure which is of : more Importance and Interest to i the local community, State or region than to the people of i the Nation as a whole.” January 17 and produced so much disagieement that a spe cial committee of District offi cials was set up to redraft the regulations. C. Braswell Collins, counsel for the Refrigeration Trade Asso ciation of the District, will ap pear as chief proponent of the regulation. His organization be gan urging the license regula tions, he said yesterday, after District officials threatened to prosecute refrigeration mechan ics for working without licenses as plumbers and electricians. Both these trades are involved in air conditioning and refrigera tion installations. Review of Youth Aid Police Inspector John E. Winters will discuss the progress of the Youth Aid Division of the Metropolitan Police at a lunch eon of the National Capital Optimist Club at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Willard Hotel.