The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 14, 1955
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14,19M BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK V COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Electronic Brains Speed 'Breakthrough' For Simulated Flights of Atomic Plane By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA, Staff Correspondent EVENDALE, Ohio — (NBA) — Gig'antic electronic brains will be speeding the scientific "breakthrough" which is expected to put America's first atomic plane into the air within three and one-half years. . Within a few months "flights" of the A-plane will be simulated on batteries of new electronic mental marvels which are being installed here at the General Electric jet engine plant. This is also where the Jet engines for the atomic piano are being built. A stack of punch cards containing elaborate data on the performance of a nuclear reactor will bs fed into the machines. The cards will have such facts as the expected heat the reactor will generate and the expected radiation. Then cards containing informa- 'tlon on how much heat and radiation the metal of the jet engines can take, plus hundreds of other i speculations, will be placed in the electronic devices. * • * After the few minutes it takes for the machines to digest and correlate this complex information, the scientists and engineers will have a pretty good idea of some of the performance characteristics of the whole nuclear power plant. I This is just one type of problem] the "brains" will be working on to: achieve this historical development j in . flight. J At other research installations around the U. S.. where "crash" programs are attempting to ad- MARTIN SEAMASTER, here making jet takeoff from water, could also resemble first A-plane. B-36 JET BOMBER, here flying head-on at camera, might be way first U.S. atomic plane looks. the eventual flight testing. Nobody here is permitted to discuss the highly secret atomic plane project. Facts on the use of jet the Pentagon., Ralph J. Cordiner, president of GE, revealed the existence of Evendale's new electronic brains recently in Washington before a Sen- thrust for propulsion come from late Committee investigating auto- 'Neutral' Sex Is Increasing In Number, Physician Claims By ROBERT OOLDENSTEIN CHICAGO LB—A St. Louis physi- ance the whole state of the infant cian said yesterday he is complete- art of nuclear-powered flight, slm- ly convinced a third sex — the ilar use is being made of electronic i neutral gender — is rapidly in- brains I creasing in numbers: These Installations Include one operated by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics near Sandusky, Ohio, and the Atomic Energy Commission's National Reactor Testing Station at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Other firms working on A-plane developments are Pratt & Whitney, Boeing Airplane Co., Curtis-Wright Corp. and Convair. Dr. William H. Masters said members of the third sex are "former males and females" whose sex glands fail to secrete adequate hormones during the aging process. Although there is marked variation among individuals, he said, some women reach the stage before they are 50 and some men, not until after 70. Women average 15 years ahead of men, he said. Dr. Masters said members of the neutral gender have passed the re;en worxmg prot i uc tjve age and suffer from se- 'ower plant u physical and mental symp- the jet en-| toms _"* OE engineers have been working on the atom plane pow here since 1951. Only thi gines, which will take the heat gen-, Qther investigators ..„., _ erated by the reactor and convert | scribed tnem as persons develop- it into "thrust," are being made at j jng a distmc t i ac k O f the usual Evendale. , characteristics of their sex. They They will be run up first in the huge, heavily-guarded test-cell here with a non-nuclear source of heat. The atomic reactor for the first A-plane is being built at Idaho Falls. When both the reactor and engines have been sufficiently perfected, they will be coupled for final testing at Idaho Palls. After that the "Whole power plant will be Installed in the plane for Law Student Slated to Die SANTA MONICA. Calif. death sentence has been imposed on law student John R. Crooker Jr. for the murder of wealthy divorcee Mrs. Norma McCauley. his former sweetheart. Crooker, 31, of Bucksport, Maine, took the jury verdict calmly. He was remanded to the custody of the warden of San Quentin Prison. The date for his execution in the gas chamber will not be set until after the automatic review by the California Supreme Court. Mrs. McCauley, 33, who had employed Crooker as a houseboy, was garroted and stabbed in her home last July 5 after she tried to break off a love affair with him. suffer from a loss of interest in their appearance and in cleanliness. Dr. Masters said the injection o! a combination of the male and female hormones, testosterone and Washington University School of Medicine, described the therapy in a prepared paper at the annual clinical meeting of the American Academy of obstetrics and Gynecology. He said a controversy exists among doctors whether the artificial administration of sex hormones is desirable as a general thing. He added, however, that the constantly increasing life span is placing more men and women into the third sex category. Persons treated for the condition with sex hormones generally reach a plateau of improvement, but evidence of physical and mental senility returns when treatment is stopped, he said. mation. These "brains" are also used to control new, labor-saving production machinery and to solve many problems of industrial engineering and planning. Reliable reports indicate that the first atomic plane will not be of radical design. It could look like a B-36 bomber. Or it might be a seaplane similar to the Seamaster being flown by the Martin company in Baltimore. It is also certain that by the time the first model flies it will be obsolete. Improved nuclear power plants and aircraft now being developed will follow quickly. But the immediate goal of the Air Force is ,to get the first one into the air. When this is done the engineers will concentrate on making models of radical designs which will permit possible speeds over 1,000 miles per hour. The Russians recently announced that they will fly an atomic plane "in the near future." This could explain why the Air Force is making a "crash" program out of its A-plane development. Red Cross Has Selling Point LOUISVILLE, Ky. Wl — The Red Cross had a good selling point frv its needy for blood Monday. It said it had Just sent 37 pints estrogen, brought significant im-jof blood to one hospital in a vain provement among 75 per cent of a J attempt to save the life of a boy. group treated. ent And on Saturday, it said, it pro- Dr. Masters, of the department \ vided 21 pints which helped save of obstetrics and gynecology of the '• the life of another young man. REVIVAL Rosa Baptist Church Luxora, Arkansas Starts Dec. 19 Services Every Nile 7 p.m. Ber. Walter Bum*, Evang'ellit, of Mississippi CoHci* Clinton, Mint. Her. * Mr*. Tbomu Lanf tey, Son* L«ri«r * FtaiiM Rev. Bob Woodiel Pastor Everybody Welcome! CHANNEL MASTER'S TRAILBLAZER' TV antenna beats them all! We've tested it! • We recommend it! • It's today's greatest antenna value! U Jur own tesis, conducted right in this area, have convinced us that Channel Master's TRAILBLAZER will provide the clearest, brightest TV pictures pos- sible 00 all the channels in this area. 'CHANNEL MUSTER'S* 'TRAILBLAZER' gives you: [• Super-powered performance. • Famous Channel Master quality. • 100% aluminum—cannot rust, j Wilson's TV & Radio Service 114$. Finr Ph. 3-4237 Sees Ocean Water as Fuel Resource CLEVELAND Wl — The World's ocean water would become a fuel resource akin to a .kind of sUper- gasollne If science learns to harness the H-bomb reaction for peaceful uses, says a scientist who has played a key role la the nation's atomic program. gy Commission's Oak Hldge National Laboratory, declared that the deuterium, or "heavy" hydrogen, In ordinary water packs more energy "than you could obtain from the equivalent volume of gasoline." "If you can visualize all of the oceans of the world turned into -. „, , Dr. Clarence E. Larson, until re- gaso , ln e," he said, "you have a cently director of the Atomic Ener-1 rough idea of the potential energy reserve If we can but harness ttie thermonuclear (H • bomb), reaction." Larson, now vice president In charge of research for the National Carbon Co. spoke Monday night at an American Chemical Society sectional meeting held in connection with an International Congress on Nuclear Science and Engineering sponsored by 26 American technical societies. Read Courier Newj ClaMlIled Adi FASTI KELIEf[ for Cold's) Pain 200 TAILETS STRIKE-BOUND CHRISTMAS SALE 1956 Westinghouse 21 Inch TV With Swivel Table and All Channel Antenna $ 184.95 Completely Installed A $232.90 Value This includes a 90 day warranty on all parts and a 1 year warrant on the Picture Tube. WHY? The WESTINGHOUSE factories are closed due to a strike. This means that we will not be able to acquire any additions to our present stock until the strike is settled. This Sale Will Continue Until Christmas Only If Our Present Stock Holds Out. Buy Now. Wilson's TV & Radio Service 114 s. 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