The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1947 · Page 4
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PAftfe FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW* FRIDAY, MAY HO. 19-17 Atom As Fuel Is Seen By Experts Nuclear-Fuel Power For Electric Stations May Begin in 10 Years NEW YORK, (UP) — Atomic energy may be put to work for peace rather than war within ten years, some scientists believe. They think that Congress, by giving^he green light to the Alom- Ic Energy commission, has paved the way! They see atomic power plants as possibly the first big development. "Even conservative utility company engineers forsee the begin mugs of miclear-fnel electric power In seven to 10 years," Lester Velie, associate editor of Colliers reports in an article in Ihe current Issue of the .magazine. One famous engineer said he could build a power plant In three years. In one of four articles on "Year Two, Atomic Age," Velle slates that there has been a "shocking' disruption of atomic research and development since the end of the war. That he attributes lamely to political delays In the naming and confirmation of the Atomic Energy Commission., "Some day your electric power company won't get its fuel by the traiiiload." velle quotes Dr. John R. Dunning of Columbia University's Pupin Physics Laboratories. a pioneer In separating U-235 from uranium, as saying. "It'll get its fnel by messenger boy." Slarllnjf Example ,. Velie reported that Dr. Dunning startles visitors by thrusting an 'Inch-sized metal cube nt them. "This' is the equivalent of a pound piece of U-535 this size could produce 11.000,000 kilowatts or elcc- Iricity. It's equal to about 3.000.000 pounds of coal." Within the next year year or two the Oak' Ridge power pile, which is being built to get heat from a chain-reacting pile of uranium. ' and the Genera] Electrlc's S20,- 000.000 atomic energy power laboratory at Scheneclaily, N. Y.. .should be completed, according to Velie. Velio reports lhat the current estimated cost of producing electricity with atomic power is about eight mills per kilowatt hour—"the ; same cost If S10 a ton conl Is used.' ;. 'But Dr. Charles A. Thomas, di rector of the Oak Ridge project. Is .reported as saying: "If I knew one ''thing — and I .want lo know a His Eyes Tel! His Pride -Hollywood's Gain Parity Index Shows Falling Farm Prices WASHINGTON. May 30. (UP) — The Agriculture Department ra- [::>rlod yesterday lhat the parity index has declined for the first time in eight months. The parity index is the basis of federal' farm prices. It is computed from the prices farmers pay for iionds and services, interest and taxes. • j The index decline, the Department reported, resulted froirt a drop In prices paid by farmers for leed. food, household supplies and seed. These more than offset the silently higher prices farmers had to pav for building materials and | (m nituurc. On May 15. the Agriculture De. partmenl reported, the index stood I at ?29 as compared with 230 a nionlh earlier. 'At the sanft? time, tile index of prices which farmers vrrt-ive for their products dropped i,'i>m 276 lo 272. A fa!] in prices that farmers receive normally is reflected in pric- consumcis pay. Sonic decline tn retail food prices therefore would appear to lie in store. Rent Decontrol Proposed on Monthly Basis WASHINGTON, May 30. 'UP) — The Senate voted yesterday to remove at least five per cent of tho nation's rent areas from rent control each month. Tlie Senile adopted an amendment lo a pending rent control bill offered by Sen. Joseph R. McCarly, R-, Wis The amendment would require the housing expediter each month to remove controls fvcm a minimum of five per cent of I'.ie total number of areas under control when Ihe new rent, bill be- he life-long dream of Ronald Philips, 13 nt he was unable to .speak bfcausc of a mnner he developed the tumor and still had ies and his father, E. IJ. ,,,,„, .,,„, .„ clslit more badges'to earn. With the help of Scon; iiillior- Phillips, he fini'.llv passed all hi.s tests. Wearing liis bruiye sasli, he is picturet ere in his hospital bed willi his mother, wiio Holds Ins Eagle Scout Badge, and ills father. (NEA 2 Reported Dead n Derailment of : : risco Line Train McCOMB. Mo.. May :tO. 'UI>> — late police said today they had eceivctl reports lhat the engineer ml firemim of the Frifco R-iil- oart's Florida Special v ^re killed vhen the train was derailc-l here, 10 miles east of tJprtngfickl, Mo. The engine and foiir baggage cars were reported to have left the racks, the engine plunging over a •10 foot embankment and coming o vest at' the bottom of a ravine. The passenger coaches were said ,o have remained on the rails The Florida Special operates be- \veen Kansas City and Memphis. Tenn., but State police did not know GOP House Members Marching Toward Goal in Budget Slash WASHINGTON, May 30. <UP)_- ilousc lU'pu'oltctm today lually at Die halfway mark in their' drive to trim federal spending by at least 36,000.030,000 during Ihe 'new fiscal year. The House pushed through a bill currying S843.10C,B7G in Agriculture Department fnmls, but only after OOP leaders dropped their economy bars somewhat. A last minute attempt to send Ihe ii'H back lo committee was beaten. 1R3 to 174. be considered. This i the overall spending cut of Sli.COX- C00.030 sought by Republican leaders for the fiscal year starling July Psychiatrists To Be trained In N. Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. May 30. iyt j ) The Veterans Administration Fort Roots hospital in North Little Rock has been' approved as the location of a resident training school for psychiatrists. Dr. Harold W. Sterling, hospital manager, said seven applications .•xlrcadv ' were on file after the American Medical Association and Ihc 'American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology bad okayed the site, lit will have a limit of 15 students. Icast ten things — I could knock the stuffings out of the cost of making atomic-energy electricity." Velie reveals lhat the Nnvy Is excited nboul the possibilities or a "true submarine" and n n atom- powered aircraft carrier, powered by 'nuclear fire." the submarine would not need oxygen for'Its batteries and could stay undeiwaif [?>• long periods. The aircraft rar- o-. with a pnund or fuel, could put to sea for a year. The largest amount put back into the agriculture bill was S40.030,- CCO in so-called Section 32 funds to encourage domestic and foreign consumption of surplus an.I farm commodities. •Another 83,500,009 was nailed lo the Research and Marketing pio- IICUICM. iiu iv in. I pram. briiiRinc the total of £8,SC3.- As finally approved by a roll call j COO. Miscellaneous increases total- vote of ;il5 to 3B the bill was ing Sifl.403 also were okayed. S3«, 403 342. or 28.7 per cent bclo.v "'' '"- "- : - '"-' -"•""•" President Truman's bndfict estimate. But it was $42-.95H.40 higlv-r Ih anlhe 32 per cent slash ICL-- Rcail Courier News Want Ads. cmmendcd by the House Appropri- alion.s Committee. •It brings total House reductions lo date in Mr. Truman's budget estimates to $2.818.mil.Mo with five major appropriations bills still to Balancing this somewhat. S4C0.003 was sliced from the Agriculture Department's le^al section, and $203000 from foreign agricultural relations. Proposed increases for soil conservation, rural clectrifica- tlon and school lunches were rejected by close, voles after sharp debate. Tlie Section 32 funds rcrcscnt 51 ner cent of the customs collections. Tticv average S143.030.00 in whii-li direction Iho train uaf. .,.,,...,. ,., v , -,*. traveling at *he lime of the acci- year and normally fro entirely to dent. Three hagEtage clerks were reported injured in the derailment. ar-'riellHnve. The fight over school lunches was particularly hitler. Re]). Clar- encc Cannon. D.. Mo., introduced an amendment, to increase the program from $45.000,00 to S75.0CO.- 003 as recommended by the president. After charges that the Republicans were economizing at the expense of children's health, and that ,he Democrats were trying to mire Ihe federal government in debt, the amendment was voted down Hi to 105, The Republicans immediately joined the Democrats in voting iown two proposals to cut the pro gram further. Also defeated was a proposal to restore S2S.000.030 for farm ten mil loans. It was junked 129 "> <!4. Democratic members chargec the action would prevent thous ands of veterans from obtaining their own farms. Republicans re torted that to make tenant loan: now would onl yadd to the curren inflation in farm land prices. LAST Hollywood's beauty barometer rose a notch or two when British actress Patricia Medina signed up for her screen debut. Wife of movie star Richard Greene, she will appear in the ^ • film, "Moss Rose." Coming to the Ritz Limited Engagement ;ACK io to 60 , of 'Best Years of Our Lives' with Frederic March Myrna Loy 3 Shows Daily 2 p. m.; 5 p. m. S p. m. Admission to G: 00 P. M. Adults 75c Children . 50c After 6:00 p.m. Adults $1.20 Children 50c Tax Included Thursday & Friday June 12 & 73 SAVI merchandise YOU purchase during the month HURRY-Only 1 Hore Day! Southern Auto Stores I comes law. McCarthy said there now are a- boul COO rent control areas. Thus his amendment would require decontrol of about 30 each month. The Senate also approved an amendment by Sen. Allen J. Ellen- tier, D. La,, to let public housing authorities evict public housing tenants if their incomes . were above Ihe requirements for lhat type of housing. . ' Ellendcr said many people mak- imj $4,000 and Sft.oo'o a year are now living in public housing projects and "low income people should be allowed to move In." Two Republican Senators predicted the Senate would approve "voluntary" 15 per cent boosts i\ rent ceilings where landlord and tenant agree on a lease through 1948. (Minister is Speaker At Rotary Club i.unc/ieo/1 Members of the Rotary Club lie! I their weekly meeting yesterdal noon at (be Hotel Noble with fn I Rev. Allen 13. Stewart, pastor i:| I the First Methodist Clmrch herr| as guest -peakcr. The Rev. -Mr. Stewart spoke o:| ] the value ol the church in i:Very| 1 day' life and told of his experience as a Methodist minister. I Guests included Hays Sullivan r | Luxor a. A. H. Webb of ^j^U= Mo., and P. E. Cooley 'iOfT Jami | Hoy, both of Blytlieville. The "I'oney Express" was no! .run with ponies, but with the mosj virile breed of horses. TIRE SALE All Sizes - Passenger and Trucks U. S. Royal Deluxe Including the 6:00-16 4-Ply at plus tax LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. Dial 555 Walnut at Broadway On Top Of The World School days behind you . . . years of opportunity, adventure and achievement ahead. Congratulations- graduate—but remember that you still have much to learn about earning, spending and saving. We'd like to advise you in a practical, friendly way so-that you can make your family proud of your businesslike i use of your income from your first payday. FIRST NATIONAL BANK the Only National Bank In Mississippi County

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