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Week-End Edition, May 4-3, 1918.
San Jacinto Uses Proceeds
of Entertainment to
Help Win War.
Friday night at the High school au
r! tonam the pupils of the San Jacinto
hool give au interesting entertain
ment to a large and appreciative au-
ire. The principal, Mrs-
terson. and her teachers wr com
r ended for their arrangement of
such a pleasant evening:.
The program was in two sections,
tre first a Japanese operetta, the
f ond a pastonal pretta, under the
direction of iliss Margaret Homen
mv and Miss H. Leslie, playgrounds
teachers. Pupils of the San Jacinto
s hool have developed mucb grace
ar.'l skill in their interpretation of the
ilnce Little Miss Ada Zablowsky's
-io dance was especially worthy of
n-e ntion. as as also the "Dance or
:hi I ireflies" by the fairy chorus.
feature of unusual merit was the
i lor s dri!! The bovs showed ex
cellent training in their military tac-:.-.
of which the audience was keenly
The musical part of the program
under the able direction of Miss
Hitoi stout wnh Mrs. W. H. Austin
a accompanist. And one of the
r cs: interesting features of the
eeiiings entertainment was the Jap
anese operetta written by Miss St out.
nusic teacher of the San Jacinto
.vl.oo!. It brought to the audience
' ustoms, dress and songs of Japan.
The rostummc- was most appropriate.
The Princess Cherry Blossom and her
ma.dens. and Prince Hokey-Pokey
Tipp' -top-top. with his attendants,
o-oed the life of the royalty of Ja
pan The princess was honored because
r-r her birthday by an entertainment
owinc that side of Japanese life.
The Geisha Bills were lovedy enter
.r.ers in their flowered kimonas.
T e water carriers were also in typi-
I dress. The choruses were well
cien with beautiful Japanese fans
n. 1 parasols. The whole operetta
'howed In its every feature the great
jnount of training given. The en-
re ororram was as follows:
Pallor's Pr:'l Irades 5. i and 7.
Cast of Characters.
" Japanese Operetta,
t'r.ncess Cherrv Blossom. Ellen Knopf
'r.ita San Mabel Graner
t r. Shee Helen Trimm
;ama Josephine Marine
i.i ju Ruth Gentry
i'okey-Pokev Tippy-too-top
Barton Tutt
t f. Yam Robert Wellborn
i:sorts to princess. Francisco Rocha.
I."uis tienz. Mariano Komero,
('liren" Roby.
'eiha olrl- Grade One
v. aier Carriers Grade Four
jn rhorus Grade Fonr
"arnso' fhorus Grade Three
r Mid-Summer Eve.
Cast of Chaneiers.
T-i-othv Louise Price
nueei Mab Ina Craven
Herald Gordon Hughes
p?eF Irvin Goldoff. Byron Goldoff,
Pobert Goldoff. Charles Vallln.
cnnt of the Dawn Kllse Nations
;-. r Queen Ada Zablovskv
:-oe' irl .. Grades and 7
ii' n' tfce 'Wisps Grades S and
x'rph Grades S and
're--' 't . ... Grades 4 and 5
Gathering Peascods
TtikV ''nwrit- Dance.
t Chorus Pixie and Uncle Sam.
Yiftv Kn-t'ers
The nmcetds ent to the purchase
n' Lite-tv r.o-t
Phoenix. Aria. May 4. A telegram
received from Foster S. Rockwell in
. icates that he is about to start for
K-ance, ?s an officer of the aviation
r tp. with whirh he has been con
vened for some time in a Florida
camp He was president of the Ari
zona Orange Growers association.
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This obr eclipse will be vitibfe as a total criiate within the path here shows and at a partial edipse from all ether points is the United States. The arrows along the path indicate the locality and boar (local standard time) at which totality begins. As the map was draws he-
lore the sew -Liberty tine" became ell ecu ve, the time sheuld be advanced aa hoar later than shewn on aan.
Will Enter Eclipse at El
Paso at 4:23 P. M., and
Be Obscured at 5:34.
FiRTDNATB. indeed, is the man to
whose very doorstep Dame Nature
brings her most marvelous spectacle
a total ecltpso of the son. The map
which is pnbUahad today shows the
long, bnt narrow, strip of country
which will be thus highly favored.
The heavy central lines shows the
best locations for observation, bnt
totality will be observed everywhere
within the outer lines. Outside of this
section the eclipse can be seen as a
partial throughout the United States,
but in no way can the two phenomena
be compared.
The path of the eclipse Is not direct
ly over El Paso, but it is so close that
It will be seen here in its totality
The eclipse will be visible here be
tween 4:23 p. m. and SU7 p. sl. of
June 8. the eclipse being at its max
imum at 5:34 p. m, according to fig
ures furnished for El Paso by W. S.
Eichelberger. professor of mathe
matics. C. 8. navy, director of the
Nautical Almanac, TJ. S. naval obser
vatory at Washington.
In Arizona, the eclipse becomes
visible at 4:11 p. m, will be at its
maximum at 5:28 and ends at ( :33.
What yon see at a total eclipse can
be seen only when the totality is com
plete. Ton do not need to be possessor
of a telescope as the unaided eye is
entirely sufficient.
A. smoked or dark glass wm be or
Mrs. Gavin T o Play In Aid Of Red Cross
advantage in watching the progress
of the eclipse in its preliminary par
trial phase, but should be discarded
as the totality arrives. The latter will
last not quite two minutes at the
western end of the line and only
three quarters of a minute in Florida.
Solar Beltpaes in IUsterr.
All the early chronicles contain
notes of the eclipses and attempts to
connect them with important events
of the time. We may mention here two
of the most Interesting stories found
in the annals. The Chinese have the
great credit 'of possessing the very
first record of a soiar eclipse, which
occurred back in 2136 B. C. It ap
pears in the writings that the two
astronomers royal failed to prophesy
this eclipse and to go through the
proper ceremonies for warding off the
evil which might ensue therefrom.
To appease the wrath of the powers
above the emperor at once took the
necessary and proper measure: He
executed the astronomers. Another
eclipse, that of 585 B. C , was foretold
by the great Greek astronomer.
Thales of Miletus, and thus probably
was the first one prophesied by a
European. This eclipse hid the good
effect of making peace between the
Medea and the Lydisns. who had been
engaged in a war for several years.
The eclipse took place In the midst of
a hotly contested battle and scared
both sides into a cessation of hostili
ties. These records of eclipses are of
great importance to the modern his
torian, for with the help of the as
tronomer he is able to settle more or
less definitely a great many dates in
ancient history which would other
wise remain unknown.
Canse of a Solar Eclipse.
The diagram In the lower left hand
corner of the map shows the configu
ration of the three bodies at the time
of a solar eel i pee. Seen from the
earth, sun and moon appear of the
same size very nearly, so that the
moon can cover the entire disk of
the sun. This is true only for ob
servers situated in the part of the
earth touched by the shadow of the
moon. Outside of this restricted area
Is a larger area, where the eclipse
appears as a partial eclipse, gradual
ly diminishing in degree from the
shadow path outward.
The diagram explains why the path
of totality on- the earth Is so narrow,
averaging less than TO miles Some
times the moon is so far from the
earth that the point of the moon's
conical shadow does not reach the
earth at all. and then we cannot have
a total eclipse at any point on the
eann s suriace. At tne tune or a sour
eclipse the phase of the moon is
"new." hut we do not hava aa eclipse
at every 4new" moon because the
earth, moons and son are not all In
the same plane. At most new moons
the shadow of the moon passes above
or below the earth and no eclipse is
Phenomena of the BeHpse.
The moon Is, of course, quite close
to the sun Just before the beginning
of the eclipse, bnt naturally Is invis
ible to us. Suddenly we find that a
little dent has been made in the sun's
previously perfect edge. Very slowly
the dark area Increases as the moon
progresses eastward in its course. So
tar nothing about us seems changed
will find tbat its shadow Is inter-1 uncovers the western limb of the sun.
spersed with small crescents of light. A beam of direct sunlight strikes tne
which are images of the sun produced earth and immediately the vision of
beauty vanishes. The ecUpser returns
once more to the partial phase, bring
ing the day back with it. bnt the
image of the solar glory remains
with us fWovefc
BeHase Notes.
The last eolar eclipse visible in
the United States was in !. and
by the small openings amongst the
branches and leaves, a pin hole cam
era effect.
As the crescent dwindles to a thin
lute of light the darkness becomes
more marked. In the instant that the
sun is entirely obliterated the dark
ness Is like deen twilisrhr and throurt
a Dsveholoa-ical affect decidedly un-' there will not be another until 123.
canny. Tbe moon in her motion eastward
Dbes Arennd The Veen. overtakes the sun. consequently aa
Then there flash Into view around eclipse of the sun always begins on
the moon rose red prominences which j the west s!de of the solar disk,
shoot oat from the sun thousands of' The time required for the shadoi"
miles into space: around the entire to sweep across the United States is
sun play the pale halo and the, minutes.
streamers Of the solar corona. In the' The width of the shadow path is 6
absence of the direct sunlight the miles at Aberdeen. Washington, and
neighboring first magnitude stars and sradoally narrows down to 40 miles
planet become visible. We shall nrob- at Orlando. Florida.
I III ill JL 1 F
ablv see Aldebarsn Sirim The Twins 1 The duration Of totality at Aber-
the day is as bright as ever. Half ot: and the Orion mn well thei deen. Washington, is two minutes,
the sun becomes covered and still we planets Jupiter and Mercury, the lat-1 aid at Orlando. Florida. 45 seconds,
are in broad daylight. But the moon; ter of which is always close to the' The solar eclipse of June 8. 1918. be
steadily continues to decrease the , sun. We can tell of this wonderful j gins at sunrise at Borcdlao islands,
sun's brilliant surface, and when only j sight, but cannot describe it ade-, south of Japan, and is visible as a
a alight crescent remains we notice quately. Go and see for yourself. As! partial ecl.pse in southeastern Asia,
that darkness is really gathering. If i we stand casing In silence the moon I in the Arctic and north Pacific
Tte are located near a leafy tree we' moves steadily onward and presently 1 oceans and throughout America.
ES. WILLIAM A. GAVIN, the former English golf champion and present Metropolitan title holder, will play the
most expert professional and amateur golfers in the country in aid of the Red Cross fond. Georse Low. the
Baltusrci professional, vill be Mrs. Gavin's first opponent This match will be played on the Baltnsrol course on
Sunday, May 11. Low has agreed to give Mrs. Gavin a handicap of nine strokes for the 18-bole course. Mrs. Gavin's
t:er; defeat of Jerome Travers, one of the greatest golf champions ever developed on American links, was quite a
-C-- -o golfing fans throughout the country. The fact that Travers allowed his English woman rival a handicap
.- r.ir strokes over an 18-hoIe course detracts nothing from her wonderful victory, as she held her opponent even on
rr.-r;. rrli It is expected the matches will assist greatly in raising funds for the Red Cross.
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