The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 13
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Armed Forces Seek Inventive Ingenuity Market Wide Open for Death Ray or Plastic Tooth Filling By KENNETH O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — If you can stir up a batch of plastic tooth filling or dream up a death ray weapon with a range of 500 yards, send your scheme to the Government. The National Inventor's Council under the Department of Commerce has drawn "up a list of 200 such technical puzzles which the armed forces are anxious to have solved. The list is especially tailored to the inventive ingenuity, of American public. Amateurs, scientists, 1 technicians and research groups are being urged to take a look at it and come up with some bright ideas. Many of the problems should appeal to do-it-yourself minded people all over.the country. For example, there is need of a landing gear for light aircraft which can be eas- ily adapted to water, land or snow. * « * Some of the items are more complicated. It will take a real genius to rnasterplan a vehicle versatile enough to perform the feats demanded of Tvhat the list terms, "Arctic Transport." This buggy has to be designed to traverse all types of Arctic terrain which, to mention a few, include: Hard rock, solid frozen ground and ice, deep snow, slush, ponds, marsh, muck, floating bog, boulders, gravel, brush,. shallow rooted trees, lakes, floes and steep embankments. A BUGGY FOB THE MILITARY, MAYBE? While the National Inventor'* Council was issuing a list of puzzles the armed forces would like solved, inventor Elie P. Aghnides was unveiling this strange new vehicle ia Indianapolis. Called the "Ehino," it's a 10,000-pdund buggy that rolls on six-foot tilted hemispheroidal wheels over sand (above), mud, swamps, snow, and other Tugged terrain,. al»o cruiser in 'water (below) under Hydro-jet power. Built by Mannon-Herrington Co., the vehicle also can cruise highways at passenger-car speeds, with only a narrow rubber tread of the fattened, tilted wheels touching- the road. Cold weather and snow present some of the movt baffling problems. There seems to be no practical substitute for old-fashioned down and feathers which are u*ed in mountain and Arctic sleeping bagr In time of emergency substitute materials should be on hand. A personal heating aystem it needed for men exposed to lubzero temperature!. This.device must distribute heat over the human body and yet be independent of any restrictive or heavy electrical power source. It cannot "be ,a .lire hazard with "hot spots" and must operate for a minimum of eight hours without refueling. .-...*••# * • A chemical such a* calcium chloride melts ice on runways at temperatures as low as 66 degrees below zero, but it has a corrosive effect on metal. Therefore . the Air Force wants a chemical or substance that can do the job without causing damage to aircraft. Storage of meats is • also a .big headache. -Dehydrated corn beef hash, meat and rice taste more like fish and metal after sitting three to four months at temperatures around 100 degre». Here/briefly, are a few more of the desired gimmicks on the list: A lightweight piece of equipment to be carried by the, foot soldier which can determine true north independent of the earth's magnetic field, Equipment capable of producing death rays effective at 500 yards without excessive power input. Means other than sonic for determining direction and range of underwater targets. • A plastic filling material which will not shrink or expand, for insertion in a tooth cavity. * » « From toothpicks to tanks, the National Inventor's Council is glad to receive suggestions even if they are not on the list. Since 1940 when the Council was founded, more than. 300,000 proposals have been referred to military agencies. Many of these have resulted in incalculable savings, at men, material, time and money, according to Secretary of the Council, Lawrence Langiner, One suggestion in particular made it possible for the Navy to employ a. draft gauge which could be read from the inside of a ship. Previously this had to be done from outside to determine how much water was being drawn. Due to publication of the list, notable advances have been made to the field of soil stabilization. Numerous ideas came in for the development of materials which make it easier to build roads and bring in supplies over unstable land such as beaches. Bead Courier Kfews Classified Adi. capable of translating ordinary speech into written word. Protection for the individual soldier against flame attack which will be comfortable and practical to wear. >* ' * * " Some method to permit combat vehicles to operate under cover of darkness without disclosing their location through the usual means of radiation,'light and-noise. A simple directional instrument Be A Wise Owl And SHOP EARLY! While Stocks are Complete Use Our Convenient Christmas Lay-Away Plan Bicycles GENERAL HARDWARE AND APPLIANCE CO. TOM A. LITTLE, Jr., 109 W. MAIN Manager PHONE 3-458$ Thurs.-Fri.-Sat Solid Suede Saddles Exciting saddle oxfords in solid suede. Fashionable for fall wear. Blue and gray. «.» NOW $4.00 (Tax Incl.) 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