The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1955 · Page 18
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PAQB WGHTWH BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Tomorrow Is 60th Birthday Of Science's 'Peeping Tom' NEW YORK But back at the University of Wurzburg, Professor Roentgen paid little heed. He was concerned only with improving his initial discovery. That first X-ray machine had By MIKE McGHADT NEA- Staff Correspondent . [ . (fjEA) — Sixty years ago tomorrow an obscure Bavarian scientist took ; On Nov 8 1854 Kom'a/wilhelm Roentgen discovered the X-ray. Today the X-ray can | cure disease It has pointed the way to a bomb capable of destroying cities and impregnating the heavens wth radioactive ash. It has also been used to test soda pop. And the 60-year-old baby is just beginning to flex Us muscles. Some of the newer X-ray, machines are 70-mUlion-volt models. Deep-rooted cancers, sure killers a lew years ago, can be discovered and destroyed with this cyclo syn- chroton. Yet a mere 60 years ago, Roentgen's discovery was considered only a Peeping Tom's delight. The first news announcements pinpointed the issue: "There will no longer be any privacy in a man's home as anyone armed with a vacuum tube outfit can obtain a full view of any interior through a brick wall." Word spread rapidly. An outraged citizenry in major cities throughout the world took action. In London, a clothing firm sought to protect its customers. It advertised "X-ray proof clothing." In New Jersey, a distressed Assemblyman tried to shield the lovelies of the American theater. He introduced a bill "prohibiting X-rays in opera glasses in theaters." Caruthersville Class Sends Message to Ike CARUTHERSVILLE — A world problems class at Caruthersville High School sent good wishes (or the quick recovery of President Ei senhower. The second hour class taught by Thomas Mock received the following reply from Denver on a printed card signed "Mamie Daud Eisenhower": "The President and I are deeply grateful for your expression of good wishes and prayerful concern in his illness. I assure you your message has been helpful to him." Earthquake Center Japan, situated as It us, with the ocean bed dropping sharply away, is a veritable earthquake center. The people live In constant dread ol quakes, and never become accustomed to them in spite of their frequency. Not only is the ash of the Menitcrrnnenn it is a cousin to liltics, privets, and forsythias. MONDAY, NOVEMBER T, 1MB _ relative! World's Inrgesl smokestack risei from « uopirer smelting plant at Amicomla. near Butle, Monlan*. olive, tall THe stuck is 585 feet hlgn. been a small pear-shaped bottle with several wires protruding. Roentgen had covered the bottle with black paper and then coated the paper with a fluorescent chemical. While electrifying ihe tube, he noticed a light coming from the table beside him. The paper glowed although the cathode rays were covered. The professor then held up a book. The rays penetrated the volume. "In a few minutes there was no doubt," Roentgen later said. "Rays were coming from the tube which had a luminescent effect upon the paper. It was clearly something new." Something new, and something not easily explained. In naming the mysterious rays, Roentgen chose the letter "X" — the algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity. Refusing to commercialize on his "genie in a bottle." he gave the discovery freely to the world. The world—to put it mildly—was unappreciative. By 1896 it was apparent "X-ray vision" would be confined to comic strips. "We are sick of the Hoentgcn rays," snarled London's Pall Mall Gazette. "Perhaps the best thing would be for all civilized nations to combine to burn all the Roentgen j ray.s, to execute the discoverers, 1 and to corner all the equipment in I the world and whelm it into the ocean." But scientists gleefully accepted' and improved upon Roentgen's dis- j covery.' Today, GO years later, the j unknown quantity is becoming well- j known. | Medicine has found many uses for ! the X-ray, Doctors are able to peer i into the human body. The mysterious rays erase many skin diseases! and tll'u' deep for illness concealed] inside the body. i More recently, industry has recognized the value of the X-ray. Flaws in metal casting can be discovered before being put into mass production — thus saving manufac- j iurers millions of dollars. j Pood is purer today, thanks to Roentgen's discovery. For example. | every box of blueberries shipped] from Newfoundland's fields is fltlo- roscoped. Mud. stones, all foreign objects are seen and eliminated. For these reasons, the 60-year-old baby has grown almots 50 per cent in the last five years—rising from 5101.300,000 in 1950 10 an estimated $150,000,000 business this year. Henley to Set Court Docket CARUTHERSVILLE — Judge Fred L. 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