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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ■ rn* *    *■ The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs . July 25, 1971 —              j    -......  T Vermouth Pledge Neglected Evaporation I kl I ti1 a    a y I lr Ii west    making the nerfert martini    earh    nnrniny    thy    vermouth    of    the    rnntpntsi    nmr    thai    wn Chow Time These four newly hatched wrens seem to be voicing their disapproval, either because mom is bte with tine groceries or because someone is poking a camera at them. The picture was (raker) at Lake Park, Ga. My IMrk West WASHINGTON (UPI) - You (hulk you’ve got troubles, lei me tell you wha! happened to Terry Mcflale of Flint, Mich On Mellale’s wedding day, an older friend and eonnois sour of note presented him with a fifth of fine Italian dry vermouth “Young man," said the friend, “if you prepare your martinis properly, this fifth of fine Italian dry vermouth will last you 25 years ’’ Mcllale took these words to heart and remained ever mindful of his friend’s advice when the cocktail hour arrived Imagine, then, his dismay and chagrin when he recently discovered he had run out of vermouth a full six weeks short of his 25th wedding anniversary * Some Reassurance Now pinto understandably he is tortured by remorse and self-doubts. • “Have I been deluding myself and my friends all these years by thinking I was making the perfect martini when in reality I was using too much vermouth!!” he f ries in anguish Happily I am able to offer him some reassurance on that point It appears the donor of the vermouth, in computing its life expectancy, may have neglected to take into account the worldwide variation in evaporation rates Working from charts available at tho U S Weather Service, I have ascertained that the vermouth evaporation rat* in Michigan is 0,3 percent Dick West faster than it is in Italy where this fifth was bottled The donor was correct in calculating that, if the bottle were opened once a day for 9,125 days anil if l-9,125ths of its contents were removed at GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For News Sports Bookkeeping Generol Infor motion end Offices Not listed Below Coll Circulation Subscription Dept Mon thru Sot 8 a rn to I p m Sundays Until 12 Noon Holidays ll o rn to I p rn 'N ant Ads Mon thru fri 8 a rn to S p m Saturday until I? Noon Display Advertising 8 o rn to S p rn. Monon Office 398 8211 398 8333 398 823d V/8 8772 398 8430 each opening, the vermouth would last 25 years. But only in Italy In Michigan, due to more rapid evaporation during the daily pouring period, it would only last 9,097 days Also to be taken into account is the fact that 25 years ago Italy was still recovering from the ravages of World war II. The quality of Italian glass was at that time somewhat inferior and vermouth bottles tended to be above normal in absorbency. This particular bottle could well have absorbed 14-9, 125th of the contents over that span of time (•one Forever The four-week supply lost through evaporation is gone forever lf Mcflale wishes to recover the two-week absorption loss, he may do so by pulverizing the bottle and straining the ground glass to extract the vermouth Otherwise, he may take comfort from the knowledge that his martinis these last 24 years and 4H weeks were mixed in exactly the proper proportions. 2-3-2 “THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE” DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND!! LOOK AT THE COLLEGE TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES WEDNESDAY COLLEGE FUTURE COLLEGE WEEKEND COLLEGE EVENING COLLEGE COUNSELING AVAILABLE DAYS, NIGHTS, & WEEKENDS: KIRKWOOD S 2-3-2 IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CONTINUE WHAT THEY ARE NOW DOING AND STILL GET A TWO YEAR DEGREE! CALL KIRKWOOD — 398-5517 — (even our tuition will please you. 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Most^ Small “Most of Clem are about 2 feet long and 2 to 3 pounds,” he said. but the species is “know n to get to 12 feet in length and can weigh IMI to 2IMI pounds.” John Olgiin, director of the ( abriHo miseum in San Pedro said a little girl ran from the water there in fright, with a small sqiid wrapped around lier leg. “It didn t bite her. and she was just scared,” he said The squid have long tentacles and small beaks, like a bird’s, which they use to catch and eat their prey. Fitch said he examined some of the squid “and they had grunion in their stomachs, so it's possible they chased after the grunion and stranded them salves on shore.” Grunion are small silvery fish that swim ashore to spawn on nights of full moon. Staved 3 Years Fitcfh said the squid last appeared off the coast in 1934. and on that occasion they stayed for three years, with sped miens weighing up to 30 pounds washing ashore. 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