The Daily Times from Davenport, Iowa on October 8, 1951 · 21
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The Daily Times from Davenport, Iowa · 21

Davenport, Iowa
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Monday, October 8, 1951
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You Can Muffle the Drum, You Can Loosen the Strings of the Lyre, but Who Shall Command the Skylark Not to Sing Gibran Wirephoto's 'Miracle' Speeds News Pictures A r . i -.. , 7 ViO-V -l . S . if i J r : ---is EUREKAI Heading the list of how-can-you-get-along-without-them styles for winter is this red velvet television coverall with a mink collarette. It was introduced during the ninth annual American Fashion Critics' Awards in New York, and is intended to fill the needs of Midwestern farm wives for their evening TV viewing. (INP.) s RJ APT By ART BOOK LOVER I like to count among my wealth the books I have collected. They stand In rows on every shelf. No volume is rejected. There're MOW TO COOK?) S HA M C.I - V ,. 'I tjlv v. '..f morse when some tome disappears. A book on How to Train a Horse, which I've not read for years, when absent from my well Stocked libe. creates an aching void. I miss the works of humblest scribe. My soul's forever buoyed, by volume of most every kind. I count my wealth by pages, containing light food for the mind, and wisdom from the sages. When people borrow from my hoard, and carry to their flat, a book which may have left me bored, I want it back, at that. SiX'Year'Old Qirls Lack of age presents no hin- drance when one really wants to help others, eight little Davenport girls have discovered. The youngsters, most of them just six years old, have banded together in a service group which comprises the youngest Circle of King's Daughters in Scott county. They'll be known as Lend-a-Hand circle, and Bethany Circle of King's Daughters is the sponsoring senior unit. Under the leadership of Mrs. Gordon Meyers, 2M8 Western ' avenue, the girls will hold meetings twice each month. Though they were inducted into Scott County Junior King's Daughters organization during the summer, they held their first official meeting this week. In the immediate future, the goal of their work meetings includes such projects as making Halloween favors for trays of children in pediatric wards of local hospitals, and folding newspapers to make waste disposal bags for the hospitals. They also are olannins a Mother-Daughter tea Oct. 1, when officers of Bethany circle will be special guests. The girls also are collecting Old Christmas cards to be sent to children's hospitals, and give their outgrown clothing to Scott Juvenile home. In addition to the work meeting each month, they hold a business meeting, which includes Bible story-telling and a social period. The circle will participate active ly in the procram of the county's junior King's Daughters. At present there are 100 members in junior cir cles, and Mrs. Harry Shontz is di rector of their activities throughout the county A U. S. Marine who visited Japan with Commodore Perry in 1854 In vented the rickshaw. ll" 4ti . v. FAvTMAM EASTMAN , many which I've never read and probably never will Choke . Recipes for Cake and Bread and How to Make a Will The Love Life of a Bumble Bee and Castles in Old Rome A History of the Cherry Tree and Games to Play at Home The Letters of Past Presidents War Prisoner's Confession The Lives of Famous Residents each book's a prized possession. That's why I suffer deep re it A , '-0 . , 1 I t; Asu Jtfr 7rff'- ivlr '-y'-p - j- THE "YOUNGEST EVER" Members of Scott county's old, Jearn the organization motto from their leader, Mrs. right) are Pam Shannon, Susan Giraldi, Maridel Albrecht, Pam Elliott. (Times Photo.) No faster, finer news picture coverage is available than that which The Daily Times provides for its Iowa and Illinois readers. Since Dec. 15, 19457 The Times has been linked via the special Iowa Associated Press Wirephoto network with the nation-wide AP Wirephoto system for rapid delivery of newspictures from any point in the U. S. where a big news story breaks. The Times gets, by the same means, news pictures of any state event of importance. On the state Wirephoto network with The Times are Iowa newspapers in Mason City, Ottumwa, Muscatine, Iowa City, Duquque, Cedar Rapids. Waterloo and Dos Moines. Thus a dramatic newspicture of an Iowa news story can be received here in a matter of minutes from any of the Iowa network cities. This "miracle of the picture ge," as AP Wirephoto hss been termed, represents one of the most Important mechanical developments in newspaper enterprise In the last thirty years. The AP Wirephoto system extends to virtually every sizable city in the United States. By radio, pictures can be transmitted from across the oceans, from Korea or Europe. Some astute analysts have ranked Wirephoto with the invention of the telegraph, the telephone or the linotype in importance to newspaper readers. Longest System The AP Wirephoto circuit is the longest-of its kind in existence. Pictures for Wirephoto are pro vided by trained newsphotograph-ers stationed at strategic points all over the U. S. and abroad, free lance operators as well as staff pho tographers for AP member news papers, such as The Times. A fast pace for all is set by AP's own corps of prize-winning cameramen. The cream of each day's news- picture output is selected for Wirephoto by skilled photo editors in AP bureaus. AP Wirephoto s tech nical experts, many of whom have participated in development of the Wirephoto process in the AP laboratory in New York, man the circuit day and night to assure the constant maintenance of wire conditions necessary for maximum fidelity of transmission and reception of pictures. Scientifically, the heart of this amazing process is the photoelectric cell. Such a cell Is extremely sensitive to light and dark. In simplest terms, Wirephoto operates this way: A photo-electric "eye" looks at the picture as it revolves on a cylinder; what this eye "sees" in light and dark portions of the photograph is translated into electrical impulses. These impulses travel over the wires to the receiving machine in The Times plant and. in turn,- are recorded on a negative in terms of the shades of light and dark identical with the original print. When the received negative is processed, the transmission is complete. Eight minutes is required for a transmission because it takes that time for the photo-electric eve to scan the full photo. The light impulse itself is thrown on the picture through a tiny aperture only one-hundredth of an inch square. But by the time this tiny beam has traveled across the photograph, it has covered every bit of the picture. Eight Minutes The AP Wirephoto system, as mentioned before, links hundreds of individual newspapers in the state and country. A picture can be put on the network at Atlanta, or New York, or Chicago, or Seattle, or any other one of the AP bureaus, and it will be received simultaneously eight minutes later at all the network stations. The best of these are available for immediate Organize i mi i mi iiiii i m i. ' w!VWi mmmm ...-.If:. ' ""; ;:f' I X i v k ' r K- W A .... X . " -V ..'-- . . b, v. . ui. ' . ...... !gW ZZ. W Wt"&l' iiiii in in- I nil niiiiiiiirnniiii m BURNING UP THE WIRES One of the great sports pictures of the year (showing Monte Irvin stealing home for the Giants in the first game of the World Series) is received on the Wirephoto machine at The Times by Operator Jenne Strezlecki. The photo was snapped at approximately 12:12 p. m. Speedily processed in a portable darkroom, the still-wet print was dispatched to The Times and other AP network newspapers directly from Yankee stadium by means of a portable Wirephoto machme. A print was in the hands of The Times editors shortly after 12:30. A zinc photo-engraving was ready before 1:30 and the picture appeared in the last (home) edition of The Times, which was on the newsstands at 2:45. delivery to The Times. Most pictures are transmitted from the regular network sending stations in the bureaus of the AP. However, to minimize time losses, AP technicians have developed a portable sending machine enclosed in a box no bigger than an ordinary suitcase. This can be sped swiftly to the scene of a big news story by airplane, train, or automobile. It allows even greater speed and flexibility in bringing pictures to newspaper readers by wire, along with the news story coming in by another wire. Pictures can be sent from remote sections on an ordinary telephone circuit as well as over the regular Wirephoto network. A Wirephoto carries its caption with it along the wiie. iu; l- is typed by an editor at the sending station and pasted on one end of the photograph, becoming virtually a part of the picture. Wirephoto thus is not limited alone to transmission of pictures. It can car ry all manner of graphic material such as maps, graphs, letters, pages of manuscripts or even fingerprints. During the United Nations Organization conference in San Francisco in 1945, whole newspaper pages were transmitted from one city, engraved and printed in San Francisco in a matter of hours. Often less than an hour elapses between the time a photographer steps into his darkroom or sending station until a picture is in an editor's hands hundreds o- thousands of miles away. This inetnns the time necessary to develop the original picture, pnut u. it, and develop and print it again at the receiving newspaper plant. to (Lend-a-Hand newest circle of King's Daughters, most of them just six years Gordon Meyers, seated at right. Charter members (left to Vicki Music, Linda Pries, Melinda Meyers, Sarah Olson and Davenport, Iowa Small Talk V"' t i (Copyright, 1951, Mirror Syndicate, Los Angeles) . . of course it was my picture I "It's another letter from the finance com- "Who's been tampering with sent you in that pen pal letter . . . " pany . . . shall I bother opening it . . .?" my mail?" THE Q5TJ E-S mSXW IrC If 1MB IHCIUii CP 111 MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1951 About a 'Tip-Toe' Indians Needed No Heels ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (UP) Universnty of New Mexico anthropologists have uncovered remains of a tribe of "tip-toe" Indians. They lived in a large cave in southern New Mexico mountains about 1,200 years ago. They are nick-named "tip-toe" Indians because their sandals covered only the foot not the heel, explained Paul Reiter, university anthropologist. Sandals of similar design have been found elsewhere, but the "tip-toe" Indians left some 300 pairs in the New Mexico cave. They were found by an expedition this summer. Most of them were well pre served even to the throng which hooked over the big toe to hold the foot-wear in place. A pair of baby sandals were found neatly tied together. The cave is five miles east of Capitan on the Fort Stanton military reservation. The entrance is a crevice two feet wide and a foot and a half high. Inside there's room for two modern houses. Dirt 16 feet deep covers the floor. The "tip-toe" sandals were among 2,000 Indian relics uncovered. Some of these pos sibly date back to the Ice Age 8,000 years ago. Today's Quotation The quotation which appears at the top of the Green Streak today was selected by Feme S. Wren, 1116 East Columbia avenue, Davenport. The Times invites any reader who has a favorite quotation of proper length to submit it, in care of this newspaper, for publication. Please Include name of the author of the statement, and your address. ( f t IN PRINT The ballgame was still going on when last Thursday's Times reached newsstands with the picture of Irvin's "big steal." Through the "miracle" of Wirephoto, the reader was able to see one of baseball's most dramatic plays in clear detail. Similarly, pictures of any news event in the nation can be made available to Times readers in a matter of minutes after the story "breaks." Letter ? V Doctors Find One Big Reason For Overweight; It's Eating BY IDA JEAN KAIN In round figures, there are at least 25,000,000 Americans who are ten per cent or more above ideal weight ... an average of 20 excess pounds per person. That average puts a lot of people in the dangerously fat class. The startling fact is that overweight is now considered the number one health problem in our country. For three days your dietitian sat in on reports given all day long by doctors, dietitians and scientists specializing in the diseases in which overweight is considered a predisposing cause. This symposium on Overweight, Nutrition and Health was presented at the Amer ican Medical association conven tion. Overweight was not treated light ly. While this dietitian seldom tries to scare you into taking off excess pounds ... I find you don't scare worth a dime anyway (in flationary note there) . . . still I believe you do want to know the facts of life on weight. So this week I will pass along the distilled essence of medical knowledge on the dangers of fat. Life insurance statistics show that overweights have a mortality well above average at every age, and that in general the greater the degree of overweight the higher the mortality. Statistics seem coldly Impersonal somehow . . . but statistics are people. For shocking example . . . from ages 45 to 50, 25 pounds of excess weight cuts life expectancy by fully 25 per cent. Why is overweight such a hazard: Dr. James McLester, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama, who was the keynote speaker at the conference, pointed out that the whole body works harder when burdened with excess fat. Overweight handicaps .the heart by increasing the load to be car ft i Copyright By The Timet Co. By Syms ried, and the fat padding in and around the heart interferes with the efficiency of contraction. 1 he person who piles on pounds stores a lot of fat in the liver and this accumulated fat seriously interferes with the functions of the liver. Added pounds mean constant extra work for the kidneys, the pancreas, the gall bladder in short, the whole body. Dr. McLester pointed out that overweight is frequently a forerunner in arthritis. "Fat old ladles have a lot of knee trouble when hip and knee joints carry too much weight." He affirmed that overweight women do not go through pregnancy with the ease of normal weights. He also stated that overweight women have cancer much more frequently than do thin women. And as he stressed, it's a well known fact that overweights do not stand nearly as good a chance in an operation as normal weights do. Summed up, just plain, common ordinary fat is considered as dan-gerous as some of the diseases listed as top-flight killers. Three guesses as to what is back of this preponderance of overweight. Glands? Heredity? Excess food? That's tomorrow's story. Hickory Grove Women Study Meal Planning Busy day meals was the topic of the meeting of the Hickory Grove Farm Bureau women in the home of Mrs. John Knick-rehm. An all-purpose mix was also demonstrated. The next meeting will be held Nov. 2 in the home of Mrs. Ralph Meinert The lesson at that time will be on Swedish weaving embroidery. i: I i 1 ' Vr ' J hj

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