The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 16, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 16, 1950
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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1950 Scientists Use Atomic Rays To Check on Flight of Bugs By Frank Carey Associated l>res« Science Reporter (For James Marlow) WASHINGTON, May 16. CAP) — It's getting harder for a bug to be snug in a rug or wherever else bugs arjjf uut. . Scientists employing atomic energy are Invading the privacy of cockroaches, mosquitoes, irouseflles, and other pests in new at*° achieve better control. Atom Material Used The scientists are putting ray- emitting atomic energy materials into the bugs .so they call trace their mcanderings or flight ranges. They may sneak some radioactive stuff into the food of mosquitoes or inject a ray-emittin» substance into the belly of a knocked-out cockroad and then free him lo go about his business. These radioactive inaterials can lie detected for a long lime in the insect's body by means of an Instrument called a yeUcr counter. TJie scientists are also studying the habits of insects which often lire pals to man in that they prey upon in.scct rascals. Also under consideration is radioactive study of Insects which pollinate various crops, so th»t these beneficial creatures can be better protected from Insecticides designed to kill bad bugs. Journal Gives Report Doctors Dale W. Jenkiils and CliarJes C. Hassetl. of the Army chemical center in Maryland, tell about the research in Nucleonics Journal. They say scientists are making a large variety of insects radio-active with these ideas In mind: 1. To study the migratory habits of various kinds of mosquitoes as a possible means of making better us»^ the weapons we now possess Bgflf^t such pests. 2. To study the speed and distances travelled by such pests as tho Japanese beetle, Gypsy moth and European corn borer—the better to establish effective quarantine zones. To Advance Knowledge 8. To advance knowledge of the way certain insects transmit disease* to plants. The scientist.-; even »ee the possibility of studying how the parasite of malaria develops In an animal after It lias been bitten by a malarious mosquito. 4. To detect natural enemies of bugs. In one study It was found that yellow fever mosquitoes are tasty morsels for the praying mantis. 5. To determine sources of insect food supply which might have been overlooked. For example, it has long been suspected that mosquitoes can take nourishment from flowers— but it wasn't proved until scientist"!' made certain flowers radioactive and then detected radioactivity In mosquitoes buzzing around them. 6. To get new tips on earth-Inhabiting bugs which prey on sgri- cullure. Scientists are tracing the depth, location and sldc-to-fide movement 1 ! of such creatures in the earth. Teen-Age Packs Slug Woman LOS ANGELES. May 16. M>)—A woman was kidnaped and seriously beaten and an off-duty policeman was slugged and robbed In new outbreaks of teen-ager rat-pack attacks here. Mrs. Geraldine Peek, 43, told officers that a carload of youths grabbed her in the street Saturday night, held her on the iloor of the ear while they beat and kicked her. She was released after six hours early yesterday ai " treated for a broken jaw and many bruises and cuts. Officer Daniel N. Muzik. 30, reported that three men fimiped him after he attempted to arrest Alfred Licon, 21. Mtizik said he was knocked, down, kicked and beaten and his keys and wallet stolen. Police later arrested Licon and four companions. The five were booked on suspicion of robbery. Kaye May Try Opera NEW YORK, May 16. f/T)—Will Danny Kaye take a fling at grand opera? The actor said yesterday on his return from Europe that Rudolf Ding, director of the Metropolitan Opera Company had offered him the non-singing role of the jailer nLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COUttlER NEWS h - MAMA DUCK HAS QU1TK A FOI,I. O \VING-A truck 111 Lincoln Park pauses while a mother duck and iicr brood of n ducklings cross a driveway in ciitaigo. Tlie duck family was rcpjrted to have crossed several busy driveways in the park while out lor an airing. (AP Photo). Couple Robbed fn Hotel Suite HOLLYWOOD, May 16. W)—Virginia Van UUP. scenarist who wrote and produced "Cover Girl," among other films, and her ex-husband were robbed at gunpoint in her hotel suite by a polite, considerate bandit, she told police. She reported that her former husband. Ralph N. Nelson, a freelance writer, answered a rap on the door last evening to be confronted with a well-dressed man, brandishing a revolver, who said: "You won't be hurt. Just don't cry out. I want only your money." Miss van u pp told officers the in "Die Flcdermnus." Kaye said he'd like lo play the role It It didn't conflict with a motion picture commitment. gunman, about 28. said "I really must apologize," then tied and gaged her and Nelson. She said the bandit took a diamond ring and $28 in cash. The scenarist satd the man pr»- mlscd to send somcon to release them, left and later culled the desk clerk, saying "there's been a little trouble In Room 718" and suggested he scud a bellboy. PAGE THTRTECTT Judy Coplon To Marry Attorney NKW YORK, May 16, (AP) — Judith Coplon said today she will ba married within the next few weeks to » lawyer whom she met while the government was pressing spy charges ngulnsl her, The 28-year-old brunette, convicted In espionage trials here and in Washington, D.C., said her prospective husband Ls Albert H. Soco- lov, 29, a New York attorney and World war II veteran. "I'm very much In love with him," .\flss Coplon said. She Ls free on ball, while appealing convictions for stea.lng U.S. government secrets and plotting to transmit them lo Valentin A. Gu- bitchev, deported Russian engineer. She has been sentenced to prison terms ol up to 25 years In the two crises. The romance began, ML=S Coplon said, after she met Socolov last January at a New York law office where .she had .gone for legal advice. Like Miss Coplon, Socolov was born and reared in Brooklyn, she said. He was graduated from Ohio State University and New York University law School, He won five combat stars ns an Army lieutenant In the Normandy landings and the Battle of the Bulge In Europe. is PH1LCO Refrigerator WATER CHILLER Just for Coming in Come in—get thin crystal-clear Water Chiller M a GIFT—no obligation—nothing to buy! 9 Cubic Foot Philco Refrigerator AND LOOK AT AU, THESE IMl'OKTANT FEATURKS: Large size Freeze) I.ocker . . Quick Chiller Tray for meals, drinks . . 3 roomy shelves . . . Vegetable Drawer AND PRICED AT ONLY $ 249 50 Hurry! Offer Good One Week Only! COME IN ... SEE BLYTHEVILLE'S GREATEST LOW-PRICED REFRIGERATOR VALUE! HUBBARD & HOKE APPLIANCE COMPANY Wholes Swamp Scottish Town DUNBAR, Scotland, May 16. (/I 1 )— Scots figured on making some money today out of 184 whales that got 72 Hours Makes Big Difference To Injured Man WASF1INGTON, May 16. <AP> — Chiirle.i a. Reefer learned Ilie hnrd way again today what. R difference 12 hours can make. Tlie United States court of nn- lienls alflrmeit a lower court decision awarding him $25 a week for 300 weeks for llie loss of both legs in a streetcar accident. Keefer Is an employe of the com- pimy which opcralca Washington's public transit system. In Its decision, ihe appeals court nolcd thai the er<mt was tho masi- miim iwrmltteil under the city's compensation law at Ihe time of the mishap. "Seventy two hours after appellant was injured, Ilie schedule of dflnmges was amended so that appellant, had he come imder the new law, would have received $25 a week for life." the court said. The unanimous opinion by the three-man tribunal added: "We regret we cannot , render judgment In favor of a young tnim who has been struck down In the very prime of life." Keefer Ls 22. man-led and has two s-hlldren. landlocked on their shores. A high tide tossed the whales on the beach Saturday, and they gasped their lives awny yesterday while the Scots watched from a safe distance. Today Scottish chemical firms lie- Ran carting away truck loads ol the carcasses to extract fats and oils. They weren't taking them all. however. , because there was Just too much whale for the capacity of Scottish factories. The carcasses weighed up to 12 tons each. Eighty or more that can't tic turned Into money will have to be hauled out to sea and sunk. House to Bon Obscene Records WASHINGTON, May 10. (/I 1 )— The House voted touay to Include obscene phonograph records in the general ban against Interstate shipment of such matter. The bill now goes to the Senate. In recommending passage of the legislation, the House judiciary Committee reported that ships of "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" records is ou the increase. HAVE YOU TASTED the bonded Bourbon prized by KeiUuck> iatis since 1872? It's Yellowstone, famous for a flavor alt its own—deliciousty mellow . . . rich but not heavy. Ask for Yellowstone. KtNTUCK 1 ' ST """ 100 PROOF BOI1IED IN BONO tY YEtlOWSTONE. INC., lOUISVtUE. KENIUCKY AGAIN, mtntURY LEADS THE WAY! WINNER OF THE 1950 MOBILGAS GRAND CANYON ECONOMY RUN, IflERtURY WILL SET THE PACE AT THE 500-MILE INDIANAPOLIS MEMORIAL DAY RACE! Earlier this year the blfj new Mercury pros'ec? Ha ama/.ing performance by winning Top Prize in the Moliilgas Grand Canyon Economy Rim! From coast to const it became "America's No. 1 Economy Car." Now, Mercury has been chosen to set the whirlwind pace at the Memorial Day Indianapolis 500-mile Elace! Here is the car that has everything America wants! Pri/.c-winning economy plus performance that's truly in a class by itself. And moreover, owners say it's tho smartest-looking, smoothest-riding car on the road, as well. Come on in today and drive it! Once you do —you will go for Mercury, like Mercury goes [or you! GRAND CANYON ECONOMY WINNER! A K am»t a nc w of so other cars, in ail price classes, Mercury won top economy honors over a gruelling 751-mile course. According to official AAA figures, Mercury delivered more miles per gallon, pound (or pound, than any other car in the race. GO "FOR A RIDE-AND YOU'LL GO FOR IHERtURY STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO Walnut at First Street

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