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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WOR 81ST .YEAR, NO. 276 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (fff PAGE ONE KatharynDuM] Al o'clock Ihis evening, March 20, the sun's center, wherever H may lie shining forth, yjill cross the equator. The eciiplic and (he celestial equator will intersect.-There v'" occur Ihc vernal equinox L night and day will be of the same duration. Spring, which varies ils ar- rival a hit from year lo year, will have come. 11 snowed last week and U is still far loo early to turn off the furnace and store the elec- tric" blar.kels, bul officially, come it will be spring. In this orderly universe Ihe learned ones can look ahead and say when precisely the seasons arrive. They tell us Hint, as the planets and Ihe stars move ami lurn in space, the sun will in the next few months appear to us carthlings to climb more and more to the north uplil there comes summer p.m., June 21) and the longest day of the year. Then the sun will seem lo move south again until there is the autumnal equinox a.m., Sept. 23) as the center of the (iery ball again "crosses" our equator.' Winjcr will come this year on pec. 22. at a.m. And .so. Ihe cycles of the sea- sons goes.' The movements of the heavenly bodies order the sea- sons. Bul our weather does not always obey. It is spring, the sun says. But not necessarily so in West Texas. We have here a more depend- able projeci of warm weather, one the oldlimers say is never false, Ihe noble mesquite. We'll know it's spring and know for sure only when the gnarled trees break forth with their lacy leaves of delicate green. Readers of this newspaper have long been cautioned against false hopes that winter has made ils annual departure. The late Frank Grimes saw to thai. About Ihis time every year he repealed his poetic reminder that spring is not a tact until our native mesquites say it is so. It is proper, we believe, that the Grimes Iradition of Ihe springtime be carried forth. So here is what he always said: THE OLD MESQUITES AIN'T OUT We see some signs of return- ing The redbird's back and the fie' larks sing. The ground's plowed up and The creeks run clear, The onions sprout and the rosebud's near; And yet thcy's a point worth" thinkin'. We note that the oM mesquites ain't out! The .fancier trees are in full bloom, The grass is green and the willows boom, The colts kick up and the calves bend down, And spring's ap--ear-ently come to town; And yet (here's a point worth thinkin' We note that the old mesquites ain't out! Well, it may he spring for all we know- There ain't no ice and there nin't no snow, It looks like spring and it smells so loo, The cal-en-dar says it's plenty And still they's a point worth Ihiiikin' We note that the old i mesqiiitex ain't out! (FG) ig Powers Plan To Resume Talks Monster Confirmed As Whole Blubber SYDNEY, Australia J. G. Gorlon, Minister in charge of Ihe Australian Commonwealth and Jriduslrial Research Organization, Snid Monday night further examination of pieces ol the Tasmanlan monster eon firmed f{ to bo whalo blubber. Gorton said Icsls ninile on piec es cul from deep wllhln Ihe mys lerioiis carcass found on the lone ly west consl of Iho island stale of West Tasmania showed physl cal and chemical properties con- blubber. By TOM GENEVA