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July 30, 1918 - Image 2

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The Wolverine, 1918-07-30

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;he 'l0ftovrfen
)fficial student newspaper for the
omer session of the University of
chigan. Issued Tuesday, Thursday,
1 Saturday afternoons.
vertising rates-Furnished upon ap-
lication to the business manager.
ice hours: Managing editor, 1:00 to
:00 o'clock; business manager, 11
o 12 o'clock, daily.
iress, The Wolverine, Press Build-
ug, Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich,
ussell Barnes-Managing Editor
Phone 2414 or 319
goes L. Abele-Business Manager
Phone 960 or 1892
nes C. J. Martin...-*'.
.. .....Detachment Editor
lse A. Irish ..... Women's Editor
A A. Shinkman ....... Dramatics
relle Kemper ..............Music
y Rhodes Naomi Bradley
A. Gleason. Herbert Hobart
Business Assistants
liam Wachs Warren C. Parmenter
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1918
he opportunity now offered to Un-
sity students to enlist in the naval
rve, and return on extended fur-
gh for collegiate work in the fall
ns to them a two-fold chance. for
rice. The plan, as recently out-
d y Lieutenant Jaeger, provides
a combination of academic and
al training that will enable the stu-
t to serve his country and com-
a his education at the same time.
Ter the authorities working on
plan from the salesman's stand-
it, they would undoubtedly em-
size as the "selling-point" the fact
t the course is intended to fit the
i enrolled for commissions as en-
i in the line. In addition to get-
an education, the real primary
of the University, those who en-
now will, after the completion of
course, be qualified to accept com-
sions in the naval reserve force,
a four, for general service afloat.
such opportunity has .ever been of-
d by the University before. The
ance courses, instituted under
or- Bursley fitted students to be-
e non-commissioned officers in that
s of the army, but did not include
he course of preparation, any ac-
mic work. The same general
ores were true of the quarter-,
ters' courses, under the same di-,
>r the student under the draft age,
ould seem that his enlistment in,
naval reserve, u der the plan as
ined, is his clear ty. For it isI
best opportunity Coffered him,
a man's conscience, In these troub-
is, times, is more than satisfied,
n he knows that, in addition to be-
served, he is also serving.
antoul, Ill., July 2.-In an effort
minimize the number of deaths
e in training, there will be no
ig instruction between the hours
1 o'clock in the morning and 3I
uck in the afternoon, word to thisI
t having just been received at Cha-,
field from the war department.,
t of the accidents, and especially,
e at the.southern fields, are said tof

occurred between these hours. 1
careful what you eat during hott
her. The Arcade Cafteria has a
A choice of vegetables, salads,I
s, melons, etc. Nickels Arcade.-
T-- Jewelled Delta Gamma Pin.E
ward. Call 265-J. 1-2t
uunks and travelling bags for all
ores-Koch & Henne.-Adv.

(Continued from Page One.)
had an opportunity to view the sun-
spots, several of which were visible.
As the time for first contact, 5:22 p. in.,
approached our hopes were brighten-
ed as the clouds continued to dis-
perse; although a constant state of
anxiety prevailed, lest the sun should
be concealed during the critical min-
ute and a quarter of totality.
Volunteer assistants arrived, prepar-
ed to carry out their part in the pro-
gram of observations. On the west
end of a building near by a white
sheet was tacked together with a hor-
izontal yard-stick near the center, to
serve as a means o observe and to
measure the "shadow bands," altern-
ate bands of "shadow and light which
appear a few seconds before and after
totality. A thermometer was pro-
vided with which to note any temper-
ature change during the eclipse. Oth-
pr programs contained features of
interest for the villagers, including
even the small boys with smoked
glasses pressed against their noses.
Among these items were found: the
approach of the moon's shadow from
the northwest, the number of stars
visible, the time of their appearance
and disappearance, the time at which
the corona became visible, number of
naked eye prominences, the degree of
darkness by estimating the distanct
at which various objects could be seen
and by looking for shadows cast by
the coronal light; also for the boys,
the action of the dogs and chickens
and the form of the spots of sunlight
under the trees. For the ladies who
came in the afternoon to see the sun-
spots, an eclipse program of color
scheme was improvised, including the
landscape, foliage, faces, say near
moon, near zenith, near horizon, the
corona and naked-eye prominences.
Full reports on these programs were
not received.
Begins on Time
Time for first contact drew near.
With watches in hand the by-standers
stood in eager expectancy, -all con-
vinced at last that an eclipse would
take place, although it was reportpd
that one man offered to bet $25 that it
would not be total. Promptly on
schedule time by our watches the
dark limb of the moon appeared. (No
chronometer had been taken for ex-
act time determination). Rapidly the
"notch' grew as the moon pushed its
way between the sun and the earth.
The telescope brought out vividly the
contrast between the sharp ragged
limb of the moon and the soft and
uniform outline of the sun. No fringe
or shaded band could be seen at the
edge of the moon; which indicates a
lack of perceptible atmosphere. As
the black image of the moon approach-
ed a sunspot, which appears very dark
against tht bright photosphere of the
sun, the spot changed to a mild shade
of brown or golden brown; which
phenomenon corresponds with the
facts, that a spot in itself is bright,
while the moon is a dark body only
by reflected light. The face of the
moon could not be seen beyond the
disk of sun, although the limb was
faintly perceptible for. a short dis-
After watching the progress of the
eclipse, for about a half an hour, we
left the instrument, walked to a tree
and saw the crescent spots of sun-
light underneath. A pinhole made in
a shingle served to show and to ex-
plain the same phenomenon. It seem-
ed advisible to rest the eye until the

time for totality to begin. Scarcely
had this decision been reached when
someone announced that clouds were
appearing again. We watched with
dismay as a dark cloud thickened and
approached the sun. Twenty minutes
before the time of totality the sun was
completely lost from view. We thought
of the one thousand mile railway
ticket to the one-minute-and--a-quart-
er show, and the door might be clos-
ed! 1
"There it is." "Now, it's gone."
"What a shame!" came from the

Five minutes before the crucial time
the clouds parted and the sun shone
through. An unobstructed view for the
entire period of totality was our re-
Stars Appear
During the progress of the partial
phase the dark notch increased, the
light diminished slightly and the
temperature in the sunshine fell from
98*F to 76*5, part of which may be
credited to the ordinary drop between
5:20 and 6:30 p. m. (E. S. T.) Just
before the sun was entirely eclipsed
the atmosphere became strangely
electricized; comparison With the lull
before the break of a thunder-storm
ill befits the Ease. The landscape as-
sumed a lurid hue. Silence reigned
among the beholders. The strange
shadow bands flickered upon the sheet,
so the observer thought at first that
a breeze was playing upon its sur-
face. One man saw the black shadow
of the moon break upon the distant
.ridge to the northwest. and sweep
across the interveningsprairie. Sud-
denly the last ray of sunlight disap-
peared. Jupiter flashed out accompan-
ied by several stars. The black ball
of the moon was enveloped in a halo
of glory. The pearly glow of the cor-
ona, enriched by the ruby light of the
prominences, called forth expressions
of wonder and delight.
"Oh, what are those three red
,spots?" asked a naked-eye observer.
Don't bother him now," replied an-
In spite of the teacher instinct to
,espond to an eager question, it would
have taken more than a volley from
the entire population to tempt the at
tention from the view in the telescope
at such a time.,
"Bailey's beads," were first observ-
ed as totality approached. The dim-
inishing crescent of the sun's eastern
limb did not disappear as a thin con-
tingous line, but owing to the irregu-
lar edge of the moon the line broke
at frequent intervals and the decreas-
jng patches of light became circular
in form resembling a string of shin-
ing beads. As soon as our atten-

tion was released from the last dis- rate of one foot per second. Co
appearing bead, the whole field of the explains this phenomenon as a
telescope glowed with the beauty 'of illation effect produced by the
the coronal streamers. Numerous red sphere of the earth. The directio
prominences shone at the base where rate of velocity at their recu
for a brief interval the white arc of the after totality remained the sa
chromosphere could also be seen and before.
one white prominence was suspected The darkness of a starlit
The coronal streamers exceeded in seemed to prevail during totali
length the field of view of the tele- cording to reports. An artificia
scope: one of them on the east side ac- was required to read the thermo
cording to naked-eye observers had and to adjust the camera.
an extension three times the diameter A hen took her brood of chick
of the moon. The wealth of detail of th ecoop; and a flock of poultr
the inner corona beggars description, seen marching homeward at the
The short polar rays arched toward the of the period of totality. Mos
longer streamers of the sunspot zone, swarmed out as at nightfall, a.
which showed greater contrast be- boys reported that their dogs d
tween the rays of light and interven- know how to act. One woman
ing rifts or lapses, These difts were was the most beautifullest sigl
so numerous and so noticeable that had ever seen.
some of the projecting rays appeared
like mere filaments extending in open -
fan-like form.

"Back to Earth"
All too soon the sunlight returned
and the coronal beauty faded away.
The stars disappeared and the earth
gradually assumed a normal aspect.
The last reading of the thermometer,
ten minutes after totailty, indicated a
rise of five degrees.
Observations of the shadow bands
fixed their position roughly parallel
with a line tangent to the point of
contact at the time of totality. They
apeared on the sheet at about four-
inch intervals and traveled diagonally
from the upper right to the lower left,
apparently at right angles to the line
of their extension at an estimated

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THE TIME Tuesday, July 30, 0 'clock
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