The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 30, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 30, 1949
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i" 1 PAGE FOURTEEN .i LUUKIH.H, Secrecy Surrounds A-Bomb Tests To be Carried out at Eniwetok Atoll By El I on C. Fay . •d Press Military Reporter WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. <AP> — Same more, and probably even more deadly, atomic weapons are going to be exploded by the United States 111 * secret test, it will be weighty with meaning for Russia and the rest of wi A-bomb conscious world. A joint announcement by the Atomic Energy Commission and Defense Department last night gave the place—the mid-Pacific proving ground In Entwetok Atoll—but kept secret the time. It said only that tests are "planned." There was an obvious reason for concealing the month, week or days on which the tests will be made: to Toll any attempt by Russian submarines or airplanes to steal close enough to the atoll to mate some technically useful observations. Russia now has produced her own atomic explosion. Scientists here believe that Soviet bombs are far behind the now and vastly more powerful designs developed by the United States. Visitors Unwelcome Apparently no foreign visitors, friendly or unfriendly, are wanted at Entwetok for the forthcoming tesls. The announcement said "full security restrictions as required by the Atomic Energy Act apply to all aspects of test preparations, including tlie time of the tesls." This was interpreted in some quarlers to mean that the rigid provisions of the atomic law, prohibiting transmission of secret data to any foreign power, would mean that Britain and Canada wouldn't be invited to send obseiyers. This policy would be in line with the previous Eniwe- tok test, of three weapons in April and May of 1948 t when none .out American military men and scientists of the commission was present. Up to now the United States has exploded eight atomic weapons. Two of them were dropped in wartime on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the others exploded in the Initial pre-atlack lest at Al- magordo, NJvf., fn the 1£M5 tests at Bikini and at Eniwelok. It 'was clear that the forthcoming Eniwetok. tests are to test-fire weapons Improved in design and efficiency even since the 1948 explosions. The AEC has pointed out that, in addition to the computations of scientists and laboratoi-y- roocn experiments, "The need lor proof testing or the need for full scale experiments U a natural requirement." Also .there was the recent television broadcast by Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Color). He talked of new bombs "six times the effectiveness of the bomb we dropped on Nagasaki" and of "considerable progress toward perfecting n "super bomb" with 1,000 times the effect of the Nagasaki bomb. References to bombs of any type —conventional explosive or atomic —being six or any other number of timK as powerful are tricky. A bomb may have six times the blasting power, but this does not mean ttiat the area of devastation can be multiplied by six. Tiie blast 7,one of an explosion drops off sharply with distance. What It does mean is that the power to crush by shock and by the outward and then inward sweep of air from the semi-vacuum created by explosion would be intensified by a factor of six. There would, of course, be some increase In the area of the blast one. Shrine Club Arranges Party /•or City's Crippled Children CANDIDATE-Maj. Jo« y 0 ss, above, wartime Marine Corps air see and holder o! the Congressional Medal of Honor, baa announced lie will be a candidate for liepubllcan nomination' .for governor of Soutli Dakota. Worries Pay Off WASHINGTON— VFt~ A postman noticed a car parked along his routf Thinking it might contain i postal Inspector, he kept a close eye on it Later • he heard of * robbery In the area. Remembering the car, and IT'S THE TIME FOR FRIENDLY VISITS AND YOU'LL FINB GREYHOUND B£ST, MOST ECONOMfCAl, FOR CVCKY KIND Of TRIP! Memphis. Tenn. $ 1.55 Kashville, Tcnn 5.35 Uiimingham, Ala 640 Chtcago. Ill 8.75 Kansas City, Mo. .... g.65 Denver, Colo 1320 Dt'lialt. Mich 1240 New York. N. V is 4., flint. Mich 'H 15 -Miami, Pin. 1525 Tampa, Ha 15.30 !.<« Angeles 34 4D Phoenix, Ariz 2715 Jnckxoii, Miss s'4o I'lus II. S. Tax GK13YHOUND TKKJHNAL NW .Vo. 5th ,. honc 4||| , GREYHOUND "P S 2 .SO S.ti.i 11.55 15.75 15.GO 34.fiO 22.35 33.25 23.10 34.65 27.90 til. 90 49.45 9.75 Afghan Nomads Travel by Camel On Asian Plains KABUL, ArghnnLstnn fAP)—One of the world's lew remaining no- niailic movements li taking place in Afghanistan, where long cnincl caravans are lea^ r inJJ the cold grasslands or central Asia for the warm plains of Pakistan. The migrants are the Kuchls, who trnvrl thousands of miles each year accompa- niftd by ill-lemjjercd bactrian camels and patient donkeys. At the head of each caravan strides the patriarch, with lengthy beard, loose turbiui, and llowhiK robes. Only a rnailfrn rifle show:; the influence o[ a newer world. At his back follow camels, fastened nose to tall and piled high with goods, chickens, and children. In the rear come the women, tall, hawk-faced, with flashing eyes and ready tongues. Around the caravan, the youngsters play, accompanied by ferocious crop-eared dogs At night, the caravans cluster in tiny camps under the peaks of the Hindu Kush Bine): felt tents arise. Tlie smoke of camel thorn fires mingles with the smell of roasting mutton. From the nearby highway may come the hum of a parsing car but. to the Kuchts life ROCS on in its placid and ancient way. * The niylhevllle Shrine Club will hold a Christmas party for crippled children at T p.m. Dec. 20 at the organization's new clubroom at the air base. A Christmas tree, gilts and fruit will be given the crippled children. Buch Shrlncr wll bring a crippled child to the party and also will provide K gift of a toy and fruit. Plans lor the party were discussed at the' Mrst meeting of the Shrine Club In its new clubrooms last night. At last night's meeting, attended by 50 members and guests, plans were made tor renovation and decoration of the clubroom. The clean-up project will Include equipping the chlbroom with furniture, repair of lloors. painting Interior of the clubroom ami erection ol a sign showing the location of the club. A finnnre committee to obtain funds from members for urn-chasing furniture and oilier nnprovc- menls was among the six committees named. This committee also will conduct a membership drive. A clean-up program Is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Members will work on clubroom improvements following a supper served by wives of the members. Benefit games to provide funds for clubroom renovation will be held flflcr the interior hns been painted. Meetings of the Shrine Club will be held monthly. Seven members were inducted last night and buffet supper was served. Committees named include the following: Finance Committee — C. A. Cunningham, chairman, Rosco Carfton, assistant chairman; Kitchen Equipment Committee — Dai: DIodgctl. chairman, Jimmie Stevenson; Floor Committee — Alvin Hardy, chairman, W. L. Whittaker; Furniture Comtnltl.ce — K. M. Holt, chairman, Jim Crafton. Mrs. Auz/.ic Henry; Mrs. Jim Crafton, Mrs. E. M. Holt. Mrs. Dan Hlodgctl; Food Committee — W- L. Walker, chairman, Al Sullivan; Decoration Committee. — w. T. Mnlhi, chairman Mrs. Bob Barnes, Mrs. Franklin Atkinson, Mrs. c. A- Cunningham. No Love Birds, Huh? CINCINNATI, Ohio Chances are the Kcmsios report never will become as fnmilinr to the general public as the Kinscy report. probably because the former deals with birns. not humans. Emerson Kemsies. local ornithologist and biology teacher in the " incinnati public schools, for several yenrs has been carrying on field work on the distribution of migrat- and breeding birds in Southwestern Ohio. Is license number, he tolrt police about it. The cjue resulted In the arrest of the robber. U.S. Farmer Carries World's Food Load LUBBOCK. Te.t —M>,~ The American fanner will carry the major food load for the rest of the world says Dr. A. W. young, head ol the plan inlustry department ol Texas tcehonological college. The American will do this by better methods of farming. These are hybrid sects, fertilizers, and terracing. Dr. Young [orsccs a possible crop production increase to- talling beler than 50 per cent. He says that atomic science studies will someday result in control of the mutations which give better crops This atomic improvement will be nddedjo tlie other tree. Dr..-Young says that American fanners--still have a lot of land compared whh some other nations. There is six-and-a-halt farm acres available for each American, compared to one for each Englishman and two-tenths lor each Japanese Many Get Pensions LONDON -6P,_ Nearly 10 nei cent of the British people are drawing old age pensions. Minister ol National Insurance James Griffiths disclosed the figures In parliament recently. He said 4,510.000 Britons receive pension;. He estimated the cost to the government at 5781.0011,000 n year. Head Courier News Want Ads SERVICE IH)\TIA<) /9IHTS Noble Gill Pontiac, Inc. M. W. "Bill" Spencer, Mgr. 21(5 Soull, Lilly •••u phone LAST BITE—This hungry mouse look a nibble of cheese, snapped »,^A OW . n plclurc amj SMlod his doom all in a fraction of a second. NLA-Acme correspondent Winlon Sexton of llarrisorwillc. Mo, rigged the trap to the slmllcr o! his camera (o catch (he unusual shot of a mouse i«ing caught in a trap. Note motion of the business end of the spring at right. The object in the air over the trap is a weight used to slow clown the sorine. Two Draw Fines For Exhibiting Gaming Devices Two Blythevillo Negroes, Pcarltne Phillips and Wallace J.ucas, were each fined S100 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on .sep- arate charges of keeping and exhibiting gaining devices. The NcKrrms were arrested last week by City Police following raids on their home*, fn tlie 900 block on South Franklin Street. Chief tjf Police John poster said thru two dice tables were confiscated in the raid on the Negroes' fight Rules Suggested In Choosing Rare Book LOS ANGELES —</P)_ What makes a rare book? Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell, U.C.L.A. librarian, lays QOK-II these eight rules /or libraries hereabouts: J. All books printed before 1000- American books before 1820; California books before 1870; Lo's ,An- Belcs books before 1900. 2. Limited WUVKMHKK 30, 1941 °^ 3 ,°° cople » or l«ss;,auto- books; first editions of slg- - ,/ ec . nortance— line PrlnUiif, Illustration or binding. 4. Books which cost more than $50. 5. Items of local or archival interest, including local fiiie |«es* work. 6. Books containing fine plates, or fragile makeup. 7 Special collection volumes — unit acquisitions which need to be kept together, 8 Books with significant manuscript, or olher materials laid or glued in. LSTAF Observant Burglar* Follow Instruction* HAMBURG, Germany Bremen department »tor« , tised i sale with * window .^^ wnicft lead: "And now off wlttt. (he goods." Next morning v window nan. was smashed, ill the goods „,, Bone and to the poster two word, were added: "It's a Deal." " Bmous for Remium Quality for3 6enerafions...NOW!.. Iff LARGEST SELLING «»«», UUTAH HIWWO C0 ,,. „.,<>„«. SILVER FLANNEL SUITS by HART SCHAFFJ & MARX Here's your No, 1 wardrobe basic: gray flannel in a grand new shade. Good with almost any shirt-tie combination. Right for almost any occasion. 'I he tailoring is impeccable and we have it both in the long-roll double breasted model and the j-button single breasted with patch pockets.

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