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The Waterbury Republican

Waterbury, Connecticut, REPUBLICAN, 23 July 1916, page 1


Issues Warning That Former Will be Attacked and Latter Must Have Permits.

London, July 22 (9:57 p. m.) - As an addition to the existing royal decree prohibiting submarines from using Swedish territorial waters except in certain parts of the sound, the Swedish government has issued a notice, says Reuter's Stockholm correspondent, that submarines contravening this decree run the risk of being attacked by an armed force without previous warning. The notice, which becomes operative July 23, further states that submarines driven by stress of weather or because of damage into such prohibited waters, must remain on the surface and fly their national flag and the international signal indicating the reason for their presence.

A provisional prohibition against foreign aircraft flying over Swedish territory without the permission of the Swedish government also has been published.

Waterbury, Connecticut, REPUBLICAN, 13 July 1947, page

Meteorite Destroys Russian Forest

LONDON, July 12 - (AP) - A forest of 100-year-old cedars vanished without a trace in the explosion of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, which fell in the Siberian coastal mountains northeast of Vladivostok early this year, Tass reported tonight from Alma Ata, Kazakh Soviet republic.

Reporting preliminary findings of an expedition from the Kazakh Academy of Sciences, which traveled across Siberia and back to investigate the phenomenon, the Soviet news agency said:

"The expedition came to the conclusion that the main meteorite in its fall created an air cushion and broke up on hitting it - before reaching the earth at all."

The scientists found 106 craters and holes in an area 1.2 kilometers by 600 meters (about 3/4 of a mile by 650 yards) and 250 meteorites weighing five tons in all, ranging in size from 100 kilograms to 150 milligrams (331 pounds to 2/3 grains), scattered in what they called a "rain of iron" after the blast.

The main crater was 29 meters (95 feet) in diameter and 6 to 7 meters (6½ to 7 2/3 yards) deep, Tass said.

"Near the main crater, the dense forest asterisks had disappeared without a trace," the agency said. "Around the small craters individual trees remained standing but shot through with fragments."

Waterbury, Connecticut, REPUBLICAN, 7 April 1966, page

UFO's Over Waterbury

The current spate of Unidentified Flying Object sightings has reached even our fair city, it seems, with the report that they were seen overhead last week.

We don't know the truth of the matter. The Air Force has a task crew constantly engaged in checking out all reports and seeking explanations. Some remain unexplained, possibly because the information is inaccurate or incomplete.

Recently photographs of unexplained objects have been published. We have not heard whether or not the Air Force has found the answer to those.

But we are reminded of Waterbury's Grand Daddy UFO. Back in 1916, Scovill's was very busy turning out war material for the Allies, and the city was prospering mightily. One night a Zeppelin was reported over the East End plant. There was a lot of excitement. Later, reasoning heads figured out that the viewers had seen the evening star, Venus.

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