The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
Page 9
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THTJRttUT, DBCEMBER 15, 1958 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Briefing, Boredom Daily Diet For Gettysburg Press Corps By GAYNOR MADDOX NBA Staff Correspondent GETTYSBURG, Pa. — (NBA) — Down Route 15 south three miles lies the temporary White House. Here at the Gettysburg Hotel lies the 50-rnan Washington press corps, restive on a diet of briefing and boredom. "-••'-- - day the newsmen Twice next .door to a gymnasium converted Into a press room. At noon and later in the afternoon cither Press Secretary Jim Haggerty or Assistant Murray.'Snider shows up, sits at a table with a green baize cover, and reads the latest report on what the President is doing down on his farm. That's about as near as any of the reporters gets to the house on the edge'of the battlefield. Occasionally, President Eisenhower drives Into 'town and spends a few hours at his oak desk to the Post Office. Photographers take pictures. Then he rolls back along the road General Pickett crossed in his hlstroic charge. The town continues its even way, immune to excitement. The people here applaud when the President passes but they never shout. Between briefings the reporters sit around In flannel shirts like those of the deer hunters passing outside. The hotel lobby is warm. Soft music filters out from a wall screen. A young bellboy leans against the wall. A new batch of papers arrives and is stacked near the side door. The men scan the headlines, buy papers and read until lunch time. After the late briefing, the bar begins to fill up. It is dimly lighted except for battle murals on four sides. A few Secret Service men join the newsmen at small table; Maybe Mary Jane McCaffree, Mamie Eisenhower's vivacious secretary, will drop in with a friend. Older reporters gather in a corner awny from the bar, talknig about their families. Tourists come in uncertainly, staring at the reporters. Men with good expense accounts stay for dinner. The food is generous. After nine the place is empty again. Some sit in the lobby read- tog magazines. Others drift off to one of the two movies in town, or drive out to the Lincoln Logs, a rustic bar with a Juke box. By eleven, the square outside the hotel is deserted. Only the chimes on the First National Bank clock ruffle the quiet in this nerve center of the free world. Thii is a Godly town. Out of Its 7,000 citizens only 97 have no church affiliation.. The President attends the Presbyterian Church TWICE-A-DAY STINT FOR REPORTERS is briefing hy Press Secretary James Haggerty (at table) in converted gymnasium, prayed In 18S3 when he came to Gettysburg to mak« hie Immortal speech. Lincoln's pew It marked with a small American fl»«. No one ever wanti to sll in it — it'i the: moit uncomfortable pew In the church. The young minister, Clyde Raynor Brown, had lunch at the Farm with the Eisenhowers the other day. In his study he told how tourists flock to church when they think the President and Mrs. Eisenhower are going to attend. One of his three little sons quietly opened the door to ask if he could have a piece of gum. His earnest father said yes because that would be a Sunday treat. * • • .. Along the battlefield roads stand Union and Confederate cannon. Souvenir shops sell small replicas — made in Japan. Store windows display dinner plates with colored photographs of President and Mrs Eisenhower printed across the center. Henry Scharf, manager of the hotel and director of the daily paper and radio station, says fate has twice been kind to the town. It brought the battle of Gettysburg and now the temporary White House. Merchants say business has increased little since the President's return on Nov. 14. Trouble is, they say, the press, the President's staff and the Signal Corps haven't brought their womenfolk with] them. At Hershey's Men's Store one reporter had his pants rewoven 'and a few others bought gloves when the weather got cold. The State Liquor Store on the square had to lay in a line of good Scotches and Bourbons. Before they sold only blended whiskies and sherry. Real estate values have not become inflated since the Eisenhow- ers bought their farm, except perhaps on property adjacent to theirs. When a speculator wanted to buy the abandoned little red school house at the edge of the Farm, the townspeople petitioned the courts to block the sale. They wanted to protect the First Family's privacy. The courts ruled that the President could have it at the prevailing price. That was $4,200. However, shortly after Ike bought the school house for his family, elsewhere in Adams County another red school house was sold for 55,000. Next day he sent his check for the extra $800. Mrs. H. W. Baker's comment — her husband owns Baker's Battery Service across from the President's town office — "We all hope the Eisenhowers will stay in our community. They are lovely people With such high standards." Hew Chemical Developed with By FRANK CARET Associated Press Science Reporter CLEVELAND (#)—A new class of chemical compounds which may prove to have wide commercial use—for example, as insecticides and wood preservatives — have been developed with the help of atomic rays, a University of Michigan scientist said yesterday. Dr. J, J. Mnrtin said they are a special variety of so-called "chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons"— produced by making chlorine and certain coal tar derivatives react vigorously in the presence of a radioactive material. One such compound, he said, has long been produced commercially with the help of ultraviolet radiation. This particular one is used as an insecticide. But he said the Michigan research had produced a Variety of different compounds of this class and that, moreover, use of a radioactive material instead of ultraviolet light appeared to offer "a more efficient method of chlorinating," because its rays are more penetrating. The research, done with radioactive cobalt, opens up possibilities o! using waste fission products which result from the operation of nuclear reactors, he said. He told, reporters about the development in explaining a technical paper on the subject which he read to the Nuclear Science and Engineering Congress (NSE) here Martin declared that he and his colleagues have also radioactive cobalt in an attempt to develop a BIG MOMENT IN GETTYSBURG 1; (own. Here he climbs Post Office steps when President conies to is news cameras click. on Baltimore Street across from the Post Office. 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