The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 6, 1953
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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1953 fARK.) COURTKR NEWS PAGE SEVEN Fanatical Urge to Create Something New May Be Responsible for A-Sub (Editor's Note; Elton C. Fay, As-1 of the project headquarters here sociated Press military affairs re- j in Washington . . . learning the porter, recently completed severa stories on the building of the atom ic-powered submarine, as he sau. the work in progress in labora lories and plants across the country. When he returned from this tour, one of -the first by a newsman, he set down the following observations on the people gaged in the epochal project.) By ELTO.V C. WASHINGTON (/P> FAY What is making the first atomic-powered craft in history? Is it just nuclear fission anc engineering skill and shipbuilding art that will produce the nuclear submarines Nautilus and Sea Wolf? Or is it also the almost fanatical urge and drive of a few thousand men fired by the spirit of creatin; something entirely new in the world? You started out by knowing -just one Navy captain, intent beyond all other interests on getting an atomic submarine built, Hyman G. Rickover. But you discovered, as you moved around from one place to another, that the project was full of Rickovers — hundreds and thousands of them. He either had hammered his own zea 1 into them or it was contagious. Rickover spread the contagion. He kept popping up at near and far places, at unexpected times of the day and night, insisting on conferences,'fast-talking industrial executives and workmen into greater speed, demanding materials, snapping angry arguments when there were delays. Now all hands are obsessed with getting that first submarine in the water and out to sea under her own, new power—come hell or high water. There Were Others Recall the people you met or watched at the Idaho test station, at the Pittsburgh and Schenectady laboratories, at the Groton shipyards? There was the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC> official at one plant, the mark of weariness from months of overwhelming work upon him, still telephoning, hurrying, eating a sandwich at his desk while he signed papers. The young submarine service lieutenant was landlocked in Idaho. "Yes, sir," he said, "it looks like this will have, everything a submariner wants in a submarine. The crew I am training for tHe new submarine is picking up responsibility fast. No .strain. No, I don't get submarine pay when I'm out here, but It's worth every penny I lose that way." The women on the clerical staff Greek alphabet because they should be familiar with symbols used in nuclear equations King the place where a reactor was being built and a shipyard, so they would have an idea of what It was they were working at. The rows of draftsmen hunched over drawing boards at a shipyard, pinpointing details. The boss says they insist on working overtime, but it begins to tell on efficiency. Even the automobile driver for an AEC installation seems to have a remarkable understanding of the project. The Navy Wave yeoman who cried from' weariness every night for the first two weeks when Khe went home from her high-pressure work in the captain's office—and now says she would try to get < \of the Navy if they transferred her to another assignment. The big company executive heading home to bolt dinner and then return to confer until midnight with Washington officials. Lost Him Friends It is possible, even probably, that the Rickover technique has lost him friends and support in ;ome circles, including naval. | The Navy is an old and somewhat ponderous organization. It las prescribed patterns for doing everything, carefully set down in regulations. They do not include shortcuts to bypass superiors nor urgent persuasions and pressures upon industrialists—whatever the ;eal of the project director or merit of the program. So when Rlckover's name came up for a promotion to rear admiral, as an engineering duty of- icer, the selection boards had no ironounced enthusiasm for slap- >ing the star - studded shoulder wards on the captain. They passed him over twice. That, according to custom, meant he was leaded out of the service, to re- irement. Many of the people with whom : associated thought Rickover should be a rear admiral — and so, apparently, did some members of Congress. The Navy, now under new management, changed its mind, decided to add a billet in the new list of admirals. Not entirely by coincidence, the specifications fdr the man to fill that billet seem to describe Rickover. How Much Will Atomic-Sub Cost? Near $56 Million WASHINGTON UP) — How much r THINK-TANKS—Too bad your income tax return has long since been sent in. You might have 'been saved all that brain-sweating figuring if you'd had one of the International Business Machine company's just-unveiled electronic calculators arouitd to solve your problem in something like minus-nothing flat. Unglamorously named merely "701," the mechanical brain was recently unveiled in New York. While you wait in the conference room at upper right, "701" can. in six minutes, buzz through a mathematical problem that would take men eight weeks to work. It multiplies and divides more than 2000 times a second and adds and subtracts faster than 16,000 times a second. Only six of the 11-ton "brain's" 11 units are shown here. Mother, 26, Admits Pushing Three Children in Water-Filled Quarry will the first atomic-powered sub- GASTONIA, N. C. l/fl—A 26-year- old mother told police she pushed her three little girls into a water- filled quarry yesterday because she didn't want them "brought up like I was." The bodies were recovered last night. Tearless and with a half-smile, Mrs. Hullett talked freely with reporters. She told them she had quarreled with her husband, Eugene, a 27-year-old textile worker, late yesterday. "I thought I, would just get us all out of the way," she said. "It's a terrible thing to have done but what's been done can't be undone." Sheriff Hoyle Efird said he was holding Mrs. Hullett without formal charge pending autopsies on the children—Margaret Jewel Dixon, 2; Bertha Dixon, 3; and 8-month- old Pauline Hullett. The Dixon girls were children by a previous marriage. Mrs. Hullett, who said her "nerves had been going down (or about five years," told police she had a miscarriage last week. "I Just couldn't see them brought up like I was," she said of the children, explaining* that her mother had died when she was 3* ad that she had "lived here, there and everywhere." The sheriff said Mrs. Hulleit had j planned to drown herself too but " had lost her nerve. He said she returned home and told her husband what she had done. He called police. marine cost? If all the factors of research, development, experiment, materials and construction are figured in—the usual way of reckoning the cost of an experimental weapon—it could total as.much as 56 million dollars. The Navy set aside 30 million dollars for building the hull of the first nuclear-powered submarine. The Atomic Energy Commission sets down an estimated 26 million dollars as the cost for the thermal reactor and the test facilities for its land-based trials. Save Today For Bright and Secure Tomorrows! Your foresight today means security for your family In days to come. Savings is the best measure you can lake today to insure bright days for your loved ones. Open a savings account for your children, loo! THE FARMERS BANK * ™ SI COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County "TIME PRIED - PANIC TESTED" F.D.I.C.—I10.8M Ench Deposit Mrmtrer Fedrnl Reserve System Florida Police Search for Six Prison Breakers MIAMI, Fla. of) — A state-wide manhunt is in progress today for six fugitives, including two convicted killers, who escaped Saturday night from Dade County's skyscraper jail in downtown Miami. Among those at large are Joseph Albert, 20, and William Chapman, 25, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Dr. Clifton Springmyer, a Miami naturo- 2 More Back Hall for GOP Post WASHINGTON (/Pi-Two more of Congressmen, both of them regarded afi political friends of Sen. Taft (R-Ohio*, came out publicly ovnr the week end for Leonard W. Hall for chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. They were Sen. Forpuson (R- Mich) and Rep. Reece (R-Tenn). The committee is scheduled to meet here Friday to name a succes sor to C. Wesley Roberts, who re- sicnecl. Hall, a former tuembuv of ihe House and now n surrogate, or judge of wills and estates, in Nassau County, indicated after n call on President Eisenhower Saturday he would accept the job if it is offered to him. There has been some speculation that Taft. the GOP loader in the Senate, was not cnllmsijisUc about Hall who has been endorsed by Gov. Thomas E. Dewe.v of New York. Tnft hns said whomever Eisenhower wants for the job should be named without a fight. path, in an attempted robbery of his clinic. UTTLE LIZ— Some women aren't worth their weight in gold until they get some Stiver in their hair. « NU » Underwriters to Meet LITTLE ROCK M>>-The Arkansas Association of Life Underwriters versatile Tree The Venezuelan moriche palm probably is the most economically versatile o( trees. Its sap li will mid Its one-lay 1953 Sales Con-! made lnto w| ne, the Juice ot It* gross here Friday. 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