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Page 24 Hells Canyon Journal September 2, 1992 UI Sponsored by Pine Valley Presbyterian Church and Richland Methodist Church The Four Winds Maze: The four wlnds, known at about I00 B.C. as Boreas, Notus, Eurus and Zephyrus, blow from the north, south, east and west, respectively - if not respectfully. The sailboat is buffeted by all four of them. The puzzle is to trace a separate path for each of the winds, starting in the corners and finishing at the pennant [flag) on the boat. The paths may not cross each other, (It's not as easy as it looks!) Have you ever heard of the equinox? No, it isn't a strange animal - it's a time of the year when the sun crosses the equqtor, and the days and nights 'are of equal length all over the world. That time is coming on September 22. At this time of the year the sun moves faster over the surface of the earth than at any other time of the year. In a week it moves over 2 1/2 degrees, and this produces a large difference in the pattern of warm and cold air masses that often cause violent storms. This date is also the beginning of our fall season. If you have ever been interested in weather, this is a good time to he'gin watching it. You can begin by recording the temperature every day. You can watch the clouds and see how they are different when we have different kinds of weather. If your family has a barometer, this will also help you know when there will be weather changes. You can watch the wind and see which direction it Is blowing from. Some times of the year our storms usually blow in from one direction. Measuring the Dew Point There Is a special experiment you can do to measure the dew polnt. The dew polnt Is the temperature at whlch the molsture In the alr becomes raln. If you try' thls experlment In several klnds of weather It wlll help you understand why we have raln when we do. I. Collect a metal cup, a thermometer, and some crushed Ice. 2. Fill the cup half full of water and place the thermometer Inslcle the cup.'Add the crushed Ice one teaspoonful at a time, stlrrlng gently. 3. Observe the temperature carefully. Watch for condensation on the sldes of the cup as the water cools. 4. When clew forms on the sides of the cup, Immediately read the temperature to get the dew point. 5. If the water cools to 32 degrees F. and still no clew appears on the sld es of the cup, add salt to the Ice to further reduce the temperature. If the dew point Is below freezing, frost will appear on the sides of the cup. 6. Using thls experlment, compare the dew polnt of rainy days to that of cool, clear days. l @ Ice Cube by Justin An Ice cube is square, clear and very cold. It can be used for many things. It can make drinks colder. It helps sore muscles. Ice cubes are clear and made of water that is fro- zen. Ice cubes melt very fast around heat, but In the cold they can stay forever. Many people like ice to chew on because It Is good and crunchy. I like Ice cubes because they make my drinks stay cold. by Jennlfer Goats come In all shapes, slzes, and colors. Some even have horns and produce milk. Some live In the mountains and others are pets Goats mllk Is a lot better for you than cows milk but it tastes gross. Most people who are allergic would probably drln k It. Goats also have bad tempers at times. They can be pretty friendly. They have four legs and a short tall and most of the time are no bigger than a big dog. They eat grass, grain, and other things such as frult. SpeCial Fair Hours for: of Half ,Sol. - ,Sun. -- lO:O0 o.m. to 8:00 p.m. Moncla --10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 742-2025 L