Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 8, 1952 · Page 6
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 6

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, August 8, 1952
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THE REGISTEft-NEWS — MT. VERNON, fLLINOIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 8. 1952 Register-News Picture Page "Viper DE. FLOYD F. CUNNINGHAM, chairman of the g-eography and geolo^ department at Southern Illinois University, points out to three summer students the Itinerary of a 23-day geography study- tour which he is conducting this month. At least 30 persons, traveling by chartered bus, wiU leave the University Saturday morning (Aug. 9), going first to Washington, D.C., \i& Louisville and Cincinnati, and moving southward, studjing agrlcultural,.lndustrlal, physical and scenic geography as th6y cover parts of 14 states. Students, from left, are: Miss Mary Afflacit, McLeansboro; Miss Irma McVVard, Morrisonvilie; and Miss Anna Obermarlt, Greenville. (SIU Newsphoto) 'RAYDAC IS NEW 'BRAIN' • Destined to aid in guided-missilc rt'spiirch at the Navy Air Missile Test Center in Point Miigu. Calif., is a new electronic brain Just completed at a cost of 83,000,000 in the Waltliam, Mass., laboratories of the Raytheon Manufacturing Co. Diagram above shows how the thlnliing machine Iveops track of s guided missile (1) by piclting up radio-signals with receiving stations (2). Double check on speed and course is kept by radar tracking-equipment (S) Which sends data through microwiive-llnks (4) to recording Instnimenti (5) where it is stored until fed into computer (6) for brealc- down by the Raytheon Digital Automatic Computer, nicknamed RAYDAC. Console of the cjilculator is seen below. Solving problems in a few minutes which would take human teams 20 to 80 days, RAYDAC's 15 control panels are 44 feet long. The machine is capable of 1900 additions or subtractions, 1400 multiplications, 1100 divisions, has 5000 radio tubes or enough to build 1000 home radios. MAY RAZE "WORLD'S TINIEST CHURCH"-Plcturesque Montee Cassino Chapel, called the world's tiniest church, may soon be torn down to make way for a housing project. Located high above Ft. Mitchell, Ky., on the ground of the former Benedictine vineyards, the beautiful shrine is I surrounded by a modern housing project of nearby Covington. Nearly 50 years ago, two Benedictina r monks quarried stone from the hiUsides and built the shrine. Photo at left, above, shows the I Interior, decorated with traditional religious symbols and a small altar. It can only hold three •worshippers. Other photo shows the exterior, with a belfry so small the Benedictines have never ... _ lj.een aljle to find a bell for it PRESENTS FARM PROBLEMS — Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan stopped off at the Illinois Governor's mansion in Springfield to give Gov. Adlal E. Stevenson, Democratio presidential nominee, some advise on the nation's farm problems. After talking with Stevenson, Brannaij told newsmen that "farmers generally are In a good frame of mind toward the Democratio party and certainly toward Gov. Stevenson." (NEA Telephoto) EX-KING AND HIS DAUGHTER—Ex-King Farouk of Egypt and his oldest daughter, Princess Ferial, 14, walk in grounds of British Actress Grade Fields' estate on the Isle of Capri (Aug. 8). The young princess had just completed a swim in the pool when this picture was made. (AP Wirephoto) C-R-R-R-RWThe Democrats are in for a tough batUe, judging by the look and gestures of Republican presidential candidate ©Wight D. Eisenhower. At his Denver headquarters, he was telling ^Uonal GOlP Committeeman C. Wayland Brooks, of Chicago, how * h^d he plans to fight tfflf ^pyessbs tvistoak . TALL CORN—Seven-year-old Bill Jim Marshall has to stand on the shoulder of his uncle, Joe Marshall, to look out over the Marshall brothers' 300 acres of corn near Koping, Mo. They're seeking a bumper com crop to compete in the Missouri Farmers' Association's dnnual com yield contest. In 1949 they averaged 114.4 bushels per acre; in ie »L 123 bushels and in ISM,, 12B .a bushel*. ' .PRIMARY*' "CHIEF" CASTS VOTE— President Truman casts his vote In the Missouri |.rlrnary election after receiving the ballot from Mrs. Trimian's Brother. George Wallace, election olllclal, left, at Independence, Mo. (NBA Telephoto) FOOTHOLD ON OLD BALDY—Soldiers Improve their bunker positions on the slope of Old BaWy In North Korea during a period of respite while the battle for the hill continues farther alony the line. At present U.S. Second Division soldiers are successfully holding the crest. (AP Wirephoto) ^ * ^7 Y L E S C E T A R 0 U N D _ Tokyo department store models, wearing summe* outhts from American patterns in a style show, reflect Japanese Interest in U. S. fashions, ^ ^ J ^ ^[^^ I S I T The new French liner Flandre arrive* in New York 24 hours late Dn her maiden voyage, befavse of fuel line trouble and electric power fai ^re; a

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