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Connecticut, REPUBLICAN, 23 July 1916, page 1
BARS SUBS AND PLANES
Warning That Former Will be Attacked and Latter Must Have
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.
provisional prohibition against foreign aircraft flying
over Swedish territory without the permission of the Swedish
government also has been published.
Connecticut, REPUBLICAN, 13 July 1947, page
Destroys Russian Forest
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.
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:
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.
main crater was 29 meters (95 feet) in diameter and 6 to
7 meters (6½ to 7 2/3 yards) deep, Tass said.
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."
Connecticut, REPUBLICAN, 7 April 1966, page
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.
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.
photographs of unexplained objects have been published.
We have not heard whether or not the Air Force has found
the answer to those.
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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