Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on December 2, 1955 · Page 20
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 20

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, December 2, 1955
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Dishes Found Radioactive . ALBUQUERQUE WJ -- Dr. Lin-' . e o l n ^ LaPaz sat for .his noontime jncal, $1 linked a Geigcr counter ·oh the table and watched 'it go buls ovpr his dishu-are. Before the day was through, La- Paz, ^ of 4hc 'Western ,\Yoild's , only iiutilutc of melcoritics, al the University of Now Mexico, found his 'dislurbcd wife lolling him to get rid of the dishes. .He also had a "baffling mystery" and theorized thai a couple of plate tnanufatturers may be K i t t i n g on a u r a n i u m .mine. W n a l LaPaz discovered while testing a package he had received was thai trie orange Elaze on bis pottery' plates- was sending out 1.5 milliroentgcns per hour, compared to background radioactivity in the air of .03 milliroentgcns. In other words,, the' plales from which he had been fating tbc past w««k ' were radioactive, ' although apparently not dangerously so. . The radioactivity was confined to Ihe orange glaze. Th'c pottery itself - w a s not radioactive. Tiic plates, he said, - w e r e ' from two thi}: I'd like to know where they gel the coloring nfa'icrial. I'd sure as hock stake a claim/ 1 · l*aPar, who has worked with radioactive materials- in* Hit past, measured a piece of trinititc agajnsl t h e plate. 'I'rinilite is radioactive m a t e r i a l from' tbc site ·of-tht'fjft^-atftmic bo.Tb explosion at Trinity in s o u t h e r n . N e w Mexico, now plowed under. "Gram for g r a m - t h e r e ' s a lot rnore uranhrni 'in the coaling on those plates than there is in liiis sample of trinititc from the atom bomb crater," ho said. "All f know is Irjal we're iiot eating from these plates again. · ' "J..would ·say it il's safe lo cal from these plates; it's safe to pick up a platter size chunk of'trinililc .aiyj' eat from it, except, of course, trinitile is so fragile we couldn't gel a chunk t h a t largo."' . U. S,- Lacks Reserves of Radioactive Ores, ' Uranium Writer Says -- The United Stales Has no great reserve of radioactive ores to. back up its bold' role' of leadership in world 'affairs, the editor of'Uranium Magazine reported. Wednesday. Writing in t h e . ' C u r r e n t issue' of . manufacturers andjn each case j ( h c Denver publication, Henry W. | ou ^ ( - s a y s ; "The strength of the United same amount of - off -the radioactivity. The orange glaze, he said, was one-fifth of. a , millimeter . (hick. Asked what he thought'caused the radioactivity, LaPaz said: '·"The only thing. 1 can say is While House School. Conference Voles f o r . Federal School Help (Contmucd trorn Page 1) Ho'.vcr at '.Getlysburg, made the prediction in a speech prepared for (he closing session of the four- day While House conference, lie gave no details, no^ of the f i n a l action's of the conference, allemtcd by 1,800 delegates, was I lie submission of a report saving the delegates were 2-1'in .favor* of incr*easecT federal aitl lo schools. The report said a majority of Ihe delegates, however, ' believed federal funds should go to stales "only on a hasis of demuastraled nceils.' 1 · It said I hat of those favoring increased federal 'aid, an "overwhelming majority'* approved Ihe use of federal funds to help build schools. · . The rtrprrl said administration of f e d e r a l aid money "should be through the a'p|ftoprjatc stale agency for education. This state agency should determine relative Slates in .(ho new .age of atornic power, is mostly borrowed strength. Fortunately, wo have been ahjo to borrow it from . countries in Work Fully Guaranteed . 48'Hour Service if 10 desired Clccki Repaired Aho GRAYBEAL Jewfiiry Co. .. Next 1st Not I Rank Phone 872 t h e British Commonwealth." Ten years a f l e r ' the first wartime use of the. A-bomb, Hough pictured the-frue world's known reserves -oi u r a n i u m in this manner: South Africa boosts the largest known q u a n t i t y outside Hie Iron Curtain, 30 per cent. Canada has 23- per ceiil, the U. S, 17 per ccjit, the Belgian Congo J5 per cent and A u s t r a l i a 10 per CPU!. The figures, Iloujjh wrilesj are his own. "Of cours'e," ho adds, "the percenlages assigned · are somewhat arbitrary, but most ex* perts . ..*. agree thai the ratios are .about as shown," "The United Slates," says the editor, "starts off in (he atomic age almost a have-not nation, dependent on t h e continued good will of countries h a l f w a y around the world for unquestioned supremacy m radioactive ores. Even in our own hemisphere, the hulk tit Ihc i uranium reserves so far discovered and -blocked out arc not in tlu; Uniled States but Canada. "Jf all goes, well, Ihis situation. may never become alarming. But the f a c t that all may not go well . . . is the basic premise of the whole program of the A l n n i i c Energy Commission. It Is based on realities.',' needs of local school districts." .And, it addect, "federal aid should never he permitted to become a deterrent to slate and local initiative in education." The conference' did not come to grips directly with the question of racial segregation in schools but Lad this lo say: / i ' "One table in JO recommended that federal aid should be made available lo states only for those riislricls certifying . t h a t they are conforming lo Uic Supreme Court decision prohibiting racially SQgrc- galed school systems." The conference -report, opposed | (he use of federal tax money "for support of non-public * educational institutions." While (his was the opinion of the "large 'majority of Ihe parlici-_ paiils," the. report .said, "Uic dele-' gates at the same l i m e "recognized t h e right of 'parc'nts'lo educate their children in non-public schools in accordance with American Iradition." The report said delegates agreed that ' t h e problem of financing Weld County jReal". Estate Transfers Revenjie itampi on real es- Ktate t r a n s f e r s are aP the at« of $1.10 per thousand. · · November 30 J-J. S. and j\ancy B. Jtoss to Frances II. Johnson,'Lots U and -12, Block 1, formal School Add. Key. Klmer L. .Moore to Roy U. and ' Velma K. of N70', E192 1 Lot 1 Armcs Subdivision- Key. 55e. Alonzo W., and Eva M a e , Gil- mint lp ,\lari;arel 'I'. Eiiuiitfa, S SEVi 3VG-GG.JICV. S6.GO, Subject to Deed of Trust of record. C.U. Work Top-10 Highlights -of American Astronomical Research · h O U L U E K -- T h e lop 10 highlights of American aslronomicaf'vesearch for 1955 include a discovery made by the staff o f ' t h e University of Colorado High Altitude Observatory. Kuch year the distinguished astronomer, Harlpw.Shaptcy, former director of -Harvard College Observatory, chooses the 10 rutsland^- itif; a s t r o n o m i c a l highlights-of the jyear.'. This list of important scientific achievements o£ the'year, released lasl week, includes the following ilemr "Positive identification of. tlie strong g yellow l.iae in the 'sun's corona as- t h a t , of" Cclcium XV, caused b y - c a l c i u m _ atoms stripped by ioni/alinn of 14 of (heir 20 electrons. It was identified by Walter O. Jtobcrts and his associates at the University of Colorado's. High Allilude Observatory^ and David Layzer^of Harvard." KoJerls, who directs (he High Altitude Observatory, slated thai the importance of this discov'ery is that schools does r ^ result from "lack it indicates incredibly high The Mortgage Looked Like a of" capacity to support education adequately. The problem is national d e t e r m i n a t i o n to apply enough of 'our available resources . to Uic job'." "The people ot America need urgently te re-examine the aHbca*- tlon of t a x f u n d s at a!! levels of government," it a d d e d . "The destiny of our children and our free society . d e m a n d s l h a t we use more of our wealth for education.," The report also took up the question of stale and local community financing and agreed t h a t aid should be increased lo provide, aEtcr a. f a i r local levy, a basic program on an equalized basis." - ' The report also j-ecommeniled t h a t constitutional restrictions on bonding and t a x i n g powers of stale governments ."should he eased to the extcnl necessary lo provide aji H adequate program of education." .Among other things, the report said: "Each slate should base its taxing power on property through an equalized -assessed · valuation and on the basis of statewide uniform standards, thereby ^ providing a fairer base in terms ot ability lo 'temperature of selected,regions of Ihe sun's atmosphere. J!. would lake a temperature of several niillion's of degrees - t o .produce ' this highly stripped calcium atom,, he, indicated. This makes t h e region. of Ihe solar atmosphere where the light of the yellow spectrum lin'j originates, much holler t h a n the sun's urface, and also holler than the adjacent regions of the sun's at- nosplicrc. In f a c t , the spectrum ine requires Ihc highest temiera- .itre of any known spcclrum line found so far in the sun. Presumably the intense heat is connected, in some yet 'unknown way, with the origin of !he faint irregular radio signals emitted bj tlic sun al Ihe frequencies used' in TV ami KM radio. The .hot sola regions also' are probably t h c - s e a of powerful bursts of X-rays aix extreme ultraviolet t h a t upset long distance radio' camrminicalions am that, may a f f e c t worldwide pattern of wealher. The discovery may bi Expected to find ultimate practica application in -fields of .melcoro logy 'and rarlio communications Uoberls stated. The work refcrrfd to by Sliaplej wfls in -two part's. One part con sister] of photographing- ajid meas uring the .yellow corona cmifsioi ,?ilh the observnlory's coronaj^rap] at Climax, and then measuring a hi interpreting the photographs made IT SHOULD HAVE I .Her parents insisted, on R ' Midland "Open End" home loan a number of yenvs ago. They knew it could advance e^lra cash for any worthwhile purpose such as Jane's education. MMIand "Open End" horn* financing v offer » 1h«s* advanlagtti ' 1 Pr«vldit'*x4i* calk In Ultr ytMi *f iHi lam* l»w i«1« wllh ·· Ift- f»at» Tn monthly f aym«nli In ··!! *««!, TV REPAIRS TV JOSLIN'S Phone 428 · This phase of tbe discovery, wa carried 'out by Roberts and thrc o t h e r - m e m b e r s of the observalor s t a f f : Donald E-. Billings, Charlott Pecker, and W i l l i a m N, Fleming. The -second phase of t h e work which consisted of providing m a t h e m a t i c a l theory." to expiai hnu- the atoms of cak'ium .en radiate such a, yellow line, carried out -at Harvard Colleg Observatory by "Layzer. Peat Bogs Worked OTTAWA--Forty peat bogs, wer worked in Canada in 1954, foi more than in 1953 and 18 more tha in 1911. Wnlwlni tu H» t«f1nand»| n»«nft«y. Monty m*y ·t erlglnbl metlgfli*. · · H |,j| an( , open-End Morlgaga. LOTT INSURANCE Agency ·-. 935- 9th Avenue ^MIDLAND Phone 702 FEDERAL SAVINGS'8. LOAN ASSOCIATION CHOOSE THE . iL EEPER ·.^^^···H T I A D f - M A l K BU1K FARM COOLING TANK · SAVES HOURS OF WORK 1 ,. ·very w*»k · ' · FAST CQOLING...eaiy lo clean... exlra-ilrong, long-lif* consfruclion · A CAPACITY AND TYPE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS -- 80 lo 1000'galt. AU DIRECT EXPANSION! FIND OUT iBOUT THE ·· Fcnl NOW AT: · QREELEY ELEVATOR CO. 700 6th SI. .t'honc 750 : qreign Experts Study ·' 'olo. Depl."-'of Highways .aboralory, Accounting Modern laboratory and accounting methods usod^b'y the Colorado Department of ' H i g h w a y s - Jiave been* studied [or Uic past month in Denver liy a Bolivian Professor of Civil Engineering and a C..F. A. from the Philippine. Itcpuhjic. Both have been studying the pos sibilities of improving highway administration " abroad- with United States methods. They were sent to the Colorado Department by the State Department's · International Cooperation Administration and by the U. SMSQrcau'of Public.Roads because the terrain and, roadbuild- Ing problems of the nation's high I Slate are similar to conditions their own countries. Professor "Jaime · de . LaKuenfe II return to La Paz, next year organize a materials testing Jab atory for the Highways Co op era- e Service of Bolivia's Public orks Ministry. He is also Pro ssor of Civil Engineering in th niversidad Major de San Andres iVith Colorado's Materials En icer Emil Swanson and the -De arlment staff, Professor de La rente is preparing a. report on ow Colorado's' central and fiek ii'hway laboratories apply, the re iHs ot soil studies to road con ruction. United- States advisors .d loans for equipment .and .read uiltiing programs arc aiding, the rowlh of commerce and helping improve living' conditions Jn olivia, he said. An important ghway for farm products has built from Cochabamba to anla Cruz this year by conlract- s from our country. "Mr. Ain^idor' Santtano, Asst. ighway Accountant in the Depart- ent of Public Works and Com- u n i c a l i o n s at Manila, has been tscrving Colorado use of IBM ma- tines and handling of reports and irresponrlence, umler. the guid; nee of Kemher W. Scott, Con- oiler of the Colorado Depl. of ighways, More business machines arc mining into use in Philippine gov- nment offices, Mr. Santiano re- irted, although in Ihc past clerical bor'had not been displaced due fear of technological uncmploy- ent. "Rut we are familiar with nited States' methods and are ow study ing more ways of using' 1 office machinery," he said. lie Philippine official said thai nglisli is still necessarily 1he of- ciaj language of his government. It)tough Tii^aldg is being devel- pcd as the general language of the slands K'epViblic. 'Both visiting officials are young icn, in their late 20's. Profe'ssor de Fuenle i s ' a - g r a d u a t e o f . t h e University of Snntingo de Chile nd Mr. Sanliano of the Far East- rn University of M a n i l a . This is ticir first visit lo Ihc United Kates, although both were familiar with this country from icwspapers, magazines and becks, Professor de La Fuenle learned u'reart English as a high school re- juir'cmcnt and has.studied soil nie- "hanics in our language, le "has wen moEt impressed by our prac- ical "application of Highway* the ry. ' . / Mr. Santiano said thai in Kanas and Colorado hn has been most impressed by the attention paid by Stale government depart Dies on Plane GRAND' |n Heed Francis, 56 ( of Williams-' i o r t , Pa., flying with 'his daughter md' hvo -grandchildren lo a - n e w home in California, died .Wednesday night aboard .a Unilcd Air liincs plane. .' Coroner W. H. Snydcr ssid Francis was eleaj when the DC6 made an emergency landing Kcrt. lie said d e a t h ' w a s . c a u s e d ' b y a alood clot. Francis, his daughter, Mrs. Virginia .'Scuylcr · and her twd- children wqro · flying lo Burbank, Calif. Mrs.'Schuyler and.the children conttnuEcd the flight, . i ee 20 GHEELEY TRIBUNE.' 1955 Veierans Administration Home 'loans to.61'sHil Higti : Mark in: October. Veterans Administration :guaran : teed 61,497 GI home loans totalling $717,334,355"for veterans during October, the highest month in .the. il- ycar. history ol .the GI loan pro gram. · ' The October figures brought the lotal lor Hie first '.0 months o£ 1955 to 527,918 horiie loans 'totalling nearly $5.8.billion. ' . .' ' Thus far in the first lO.mpnths of JtJ5 VA has guaranteed irior J home rb'ar.s than in any 'previous entire r car except 1947. when it guaran- eed 641,922 mortgages' -totalling 3.3 billion. The'record October f i g u r e - r e - [ects the 'high rate of appraisa nd loan applications received arlier,this. year. . · ' The previous monthly -high was 'anuary, -155, when home loans or 53,170 World War'll and Korean onflict period ' veterans were uarantee'd by VA. ' VA said it a c t u a l l y guarantees a GI loan when it issues a certificate f guaraitty t o ' t h e private lender m a k i n g the loan after the loan has n closed. ' ' - ' '.-. Mexico City's - ambulances', in t single . r e c e n t . morning, wer'e ailed,to six. attempted suicides ive births in'the .street, i7 knif ngs and' 24 accidents. ': . . FOR SALE i Certifed Seed! Potatoes; , ---Grown By. -- ' : · FARR FARMS CO. All Certified Seed Potn.lries"of toiirl growing will be .handjed by the Farr Farhis Potato Co.' Warehouse : *l La SnlIc. .' · . ' ' .We have available BLUE TAG CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES ; In the 'following varietics- RED PONTIAC EARLY GEM TRIUMPH RUSSET RURAL KATAHDIN RUSSET BURBANK The, potatoes being offered have been raised by. 1 the following growers .on oirf farms--Godfrey Winter Herman Kindsfaler Reubefn B. Lebsack Robert Seilbach Ed Drobnitch Ruben Harding John Drobnilch : Henry Harding Jr. Fred Seilbach Robert Seilbach Harold Helzer ·We are hooking orders now for immediate and spring! delivery. We suggest that you slop al bur La Salle Warehouse or call MR. WILL LYNN AT. LA SALLE 192. · ' ' . . ' . ' ' · ' ' : - "· This Is your surest huy of Qiiajity Colorado Certified Seed Potatoes ments lo correspondence "from everyone:" Ft. Collins Industry ·o Have Union Vote FORT COLLINS W -- An clcc- ion to determine if 100 employes of the Forney M a n u f a c t u r i n g Co. plant here shall joint the International Assn. of Machinists (API.) was directed Tuesday by repre- senlalives of the union,- management, and the National Labor Relations Board. The vote was ordered Jan. 12. A majority is required to approve union representation. The employes sought thc_elcc- t tiprr jn a petition approve!! by Franklin Frisby 'of Denver, regional NLRB official. Others at the meeting were Jack Forney, president of the firm; John Pryor, special counsel from t h e M o u n t a i n States Employer's Council; and W. B. Jordan ot Den- ·er and Ernest Gibson of Kansas City, Mo., representing the IAM grand lodge. . The Forney firm manufactures farm equipment. 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