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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 3

Reno, Nevada
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Thursday, May 31, 1945
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a. . t t r v I' t 4 ,0 New Miracle 9f Chemistry Many Uses For Silicones " By HOWARD V. FIKESLEE AMOciated Pre Sclenre Editor MIDLAND, Mich., May 31. JP f, You can take your radio set in swimming this summer, if it has been insulated with silicone, then shake out the water and dry yourself on the beach to a jive tune from the set. f Silicone is a new chemical compound, made mainly from sand. Properly speaking, the name is ' silicones, for it comes in many forms liquid, soft and solid. But all are from sand. The waterproof radio is only one of dozens of new uses found for r- silicones at the Dow Corning corporation, where they were developed. One silicone which looks like water is a glass polish. Used on pye glasses, it provides a new surface, leaving the glasses brilliantly clear. Those who have tried it f say one application lasts one 01 two weeks. Another silicone is a grease, the f, color and consistency of transparent turouoise. There never was a grease liKe tnis. 1 -Jryin Pan won't harden Michigan hui grease like this. It won't melt in a ith sizzling bacon. at 60 below zero. igan hunters nave Deen usine a silicone gun grease and an other silicone to keep their boots soft and waterproof. There is also a silicone ski grease to slip faster over the snow. Had Hitler possessed one of thse silicone greases in his first winter in Russia, his big guns would not have become useless at 40 below zero when their greases hardened and disintegrated. One of industry's fire hazards has been burning electrical insulation, sometimes from overheated You Can Rely Upon the RELIABLE CLEANERS FOR QUALITY WORK AND SERVICE "A TRIAL WILL CONVINCE VOL"' Special 24-Hour Service Now Available 18 E. Fourth 333 S. Virginia Phone 7421 Phone 22331 We own and operate our own plant. It's Vacation Time at "NEVADA SLEEPING EQUIPMENT FOR CABIN OR CAMP Genuine SIMMONS Folding Bed Folds compactly enough to fit in the closet. . . . just the thing for that extra guest. STEEL SITING SUSPENDED ON HELICAL COILS ASSURES MAXIMUM COMFORT! CHOOSE BROWN OR SILVER FINISH SIMMONS ALL METAL b U IN l b t U JUST RECEIVED! GOVERNENT SURPLUS NEW SOLID OAK FOLDING COTS! hieavy Canvas, Extra Heavy Metal Fittings $75 BUNK BEDS in Natural Wood finish, with ladder and guard rail. Heavy construction . . used as twin beds . . . . . . . , , . COMPLETE LINE OF MATTRESSES AND SPRINGS 1041-43-47 South Virginia Street Open Saturdays Tfl 8 motors. At Midland a blowtorch was turned against an electric motor insulated with a silicone; the insulation did not catch fire. In 1942, when the first silicone insulationa form of varnish was used, the motor ran at the unheard of heat of nearly 1000 degrees Fahrenheit without burning out. A ten-horsepower motor, rewound with silicone insulation, does the work of a twenty horsepower motor with conventional insulation; this silicone makes possible large savings in weight and size of motors. The theoretical life of silicone insulation, under normal loads and temperatures, is 400 years. Another silicone makes a paint that will not burn off auto mufflers. The paint has industrial uses on hot stacks. An unbelievably small quantity of silicone in oil raises the Efficiency of Diesel engines. A recent publication stated that silicones will waterproof paper to make possible such things as 10-cent raincoats. The waterproofing quality is undoubted but the methods have not been worked out at Midland. The silicone has been perfect for dry flies for fishermen. The coating is invisible, causes no change in shape, appearance or taste of the fly, but the water never wets it. Prospective uses are without end. The silicones are a bridge between organic and inorganic com pounds and will make articles which are mixtures of organic and inorganic materials in any percentage. Silicones are making solvents, plasticizers, oils, greases, resins, molding plastics, film adhesives, hard plastics and synthetic rubber. One form of the rubber is bouncing putty, which is unlike anything man ever saw before. It is soft like putty, and bounces like the livest rubber, but every time it hits that area flattens a little The result is a ball that never bounces twice in the same direc Weif Largest Jewelers Soils moro DIAMONDS than any grm in tho os 156 NOitTH VIRGINIA STREET RENO MATTRESS . ... from $12.50 SOLID PANEL ENDS. INCLUDES METAL GUARD RAIL. AND MET AT. CAN BE USED AS TWIN BEDS SERVING THE SILVER STATE" P. M. Mafl Orders on AH Merchandise Promptly Filled tion, but hopfi fflce a scared raMik Dr. E. C. Sullivan, president of the Dow Corning corporation, directed the development of silicones. He is the chemist who years ago directed the development of the heat-resistant glass typified by Pyrex. He was then research director of the Corning glass works at Corning, N. Y, If anybody started looking tor the world's most modest man, he would have to consider Dr. Sullivan. This Irish genius never mentions his part in pyrex. The nearest he came in talk with outsiders to connecting himself with silicones was to say: "The chemists took the sand out of glass and got some interesting products. Now they are putting said into plastics, where there never has been any, and the results are exciting." Dr. Sullivan got interested in silicones in 1930 at Corning. Dr F. S. Kipping, an Englishman, had described their structure and properties. Dr. Sullivan employed Dr. Frank Hyde of Syracuse university and Dr. R. P. McGregor is an enthusiast. His enthusiasm has picked the only use found yet for bouncing putty. He says it's greatest value is to bounce on the floor and have people ask "Hell's bells, what's it good for?" General Electric brought out the bouncing putty. The Westinghouse company collaborated with Dow Corning in developing silicone insulation. The silicone raw materials are sand, brine, coal and oil. The first step is to get silicone from sand. The stuff comes from the sand reaction in the form of a water-white liquid that -boils in the air. Magnesium is added, chlorine ex- W. DALTON LA RUE PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT TAX COUNSELLOR PHONE 2-4368 402 Clay Peters Bid. RENO. NEVADA 17 Stores to Serve Tool Opens Into A Full Size Twin Bed 50 T&nnFP IF DESIRED. complele . can be . . . fc , from 12.50 Phone 14351 RENO, NEVADA tracted snd carbon substituted for the chlorine. Silicones are the result. When we entered the war, the I silicones of the Dow Corning cor- j poration were merely some new j liquids in bottles on laboratory shelves. Their insulating properties j led to rapid war development. The.j military forces are making numerous uses, anc the first factorj j to manufacture them on a large : scale went into operation here this spring. Indian Troops Continue Gains CALCUTTA, May 31. UP Troops of the 19th Indian division, driving ahead against tenacious Japanese remnants, hammered down the Mawchitoungoo road with tank support and captured a hill feature which had been defended bitterly, a southeast Asia communique said today. Fourteenth army troops engaged enemy rear guards in patrol actions in the Kalaw area, and stabbed at enemy groups resisting strongly in the Mokshitwa area, 14 miles northwest of Pegu, which is northeast of Rangoon. Approximately four per cent of drivers involved in fatal accidents are hit and run drivers. h. 4b 4 :, J'- mi in Bright, All New Summer Cottons! What wonderful savings! Grand little dresses just right for now and marked at a just right price. Novelty cottons of fine quality . . . perfect for play or vacation. Your little girl can't have enough of these! Sizes 2 lo 6. 1 29 Pleasant Blouses. White cotton with gay peasant trim that's so flattering. Sizes 3-6. lo!9 Sun Shorts Suspender style in a grand group of cotton fabrics. Full cut. Sizes 2 to 6. mMm, 215 Sierra St. Plant Workers Return to Jobs PORT ARTHUR, Tex., May 31. ijp) Workers at the Gulf Oil corporation's refinery, idle since Saturday, voted unanimously to return to their jobs today after a meeting in which army, navy and union officials urged them to break the five day unauthorized stoppage. The plant is one of the world's largest producers of high octane gasoline. The eighth regional war labor board in Dallas had ordered the 5000 employes back to work after Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes asked an early settlement of the dispute. The men are members of local 23 of the Oil Workers International uniori (CIO). Homer Coffman, secretary of the local, said the walkout, which he termed unauthorized, was called after an alleged series of suspensions and layoffs of union employes and the company's refusal of reasons. Gulf Supt. R. C. Faulkner said "the company has had a complaint from an employe who was laid off for six days as a disciplinary measure. The case is being handled through regular contractual procedure. ..." v k Ml i.'txX l W V7 Training Pants. Fine quality knit cotton with elastic waist band. Double crotch. 1 to 4. Sleeveless Vests 15'-29 Sleeveless Vests. Cotton knit. Comfortable, easily laundered. Sizes 1-14. 55 More Smokes For Londoners LONDON, May 31. (JP More cigarets are in prospect for London smokers and afternoon newspapers spread the tidings prominently over their front pages. Sir Alexander Maxwell announced on the occasion of his resignation as tobacco controller that manufacturers had been allowed a 5 per cent increase in tobacco for civilian production and that London would receive an increase of 2i per cent in smokes. CONTEXTS KNOWN AND APPRECIATED CHICAGO. JP) A truck jolted down California ave. and, unseen by the driver, a 64-pound carton bounced to the pavement. A dozen housewives and six men pounced on it like wolves on a fallen deer. A woman produced a knife and started to divide the contents. Others, impatient, dug up the stuff with their hands. It was butter. WE BUY Diamonds and Jewelry highest prices paid I RENO JEWELRY CO. 0 p 223 North Virginia Street -Ik U TO Knit Polo Shirts. Smart new styles in stripes or plain colors. Good quality. 1-6. Juvenile Sleepers 79 -1.00 Snug comfort for boys and girls 1 to 8. With or without knit cuffs. Stripes and plain colors. Cotton and flannel. Reno, Nevada May 31, 1943 Today in Congress SENATE Considers interior department appropriation. Finance committee Rears wool industry representatives on trade agreements. Agriculture committee considers Rep. Clinton P. Anderson's nomination as secretary of agriculture, Secretary W i c k a r d's nomination to head REA. Judiciary committee considers Tom Clark's nomination for attorney general. HOUSE Considers legislation regulating disposal of naval vessels. Seven Ohioans have been president. 6 DISCOVERED OIL To be the cleanest and most efficient fuel for heating your home. Let Us Convert Your Coal Furnace to Burn Oil D. F. NEWBERRY HOLLAND FURNACE SERVICE 302 Byington Bldg. Phone 4210, 21402 Specialists In Cleaning tmd Gm Proofing More Sua and in Pert Mew Little Miss 4 to 6 will love these neat little sun suits! Tailored in practical cotton gabardine and other hardy fabrics. Bright colors., pert lines. 2 98 w Crib Blank-els.. 25 wool, for warmth. Large 36 x 50 inch size. Hose, blue. Ribbon edge. Union Suits 49 Fly front cotton knit easy on and off style. Double crotch. Sizes 2 lo 12. RENO EVENING GAZETTE $ There is an aecidwital death fat the United States every five ad a half minutes, and an injury every; three seconds. The New Perfected COLD WAVE Fast, comfortable and satisfactory in all types of hair. HARTING'S BEAUTY SHOP 2S0 Hillcrest - Ph. 642S 2 blocks off S. Virginia Road Near Virginia Lake Never too busy to render courteous service fclofe Fcd Play Suite, to 2.98 Wool Sweaters. 100 Australian wool. Coal sweater in oh-so-sofl pastels. 1-6. 3.49-3.89 Botany Jackets. New arrivals. All wool flannel in gay colors. Sizes 2 to 6. Phon 23467 f 9 L

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