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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1956 Atom 'Eye' Now Tracks Down Crime and Subversion for FBI By KENNETH 0. GILMORE NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The power of the atom is now being used as a scientific detective to probe crime and subversion in the U. S. For more than a year and a half the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been using radioactive isotopes and sub-atomic materials shipped from the Atomic Energy Commission's Oak Ridge laboratories to help track.down law breakers. toxicolo- Top officials at the FBI shroud i tory in Paris says radioactive iso. their entire atomic operation in ] lopes can help solve murders, secrecy. All detective work involv-' ing isotopes is labeled "classified." But atomic by-products could give law enforcement officers a revolutionary jump ahead of the forces of crime. • • • AEG Chairman Lewis Strauss will only go so far as to say that Isotopes are "now in use to make the work of the Bureau even more successful." The investigative arm of the Office Department is consld- He gives as an example arsenic poisoning. It is known that aysenic accumulates in the hair and nails. Thus the quantity found in a tuft of hair makes it possible to figure out the time the poison was given. "The. development of atomic piles has now provided gists with a neat and infinitely more accurate means of tracing acute or chronic arsenical poisoning," says Sannie. By exposing the arsenic in the hair in an atomic pile, it becomes radioactive. This enable! investigators to figure the date when poison was absorbed, he explains. Santa Corrects His Error And Little Girl Gets Doll JACKSONVILLE, Ark. W)—Santo Clous finally got around to mending hit fences at the Dlllehay.hnme here, and he made up for pa»t errors by literally showering the f»m- ily's six children with toys. Eight-year-old Anna Bell Dillehay called Santa to task after he missed her home for the third year this Christmas. ' In a letter to the Arkansas Democrat, she asked newsmen to,find out "which one of those Santa Clauses forgot to bring me a dollie to love." The-newsmen didn't know, but they decided to cover Santa's tracks by personally delivering a doll to Anna Bell on New Year's Eve. , However, Santa Claus, with considerable help from people who read in the Democrat of his carelessness, beat the reporters to the punch. Now Anna Bell and her 'sisters have more dolLs than they can love. Anna. Bell's father, a sawmill worker "who didn't have any money" for Santa says he'll pass on the excess supply to some families that Santa Santa missed. Omoha Claims Livestock Title OMAHA (Si —The Livestock Foundation of Omaha claimed Saturday that Omaha had achieved the position of world's largest livestock market in 1955, both in point of total receipts and livestock slaughter. "Omaha's lead over runner-up Chicago in total receipts , will be Big Movie Firm To Rent Films For TV Showing NEW YORK (/Pi—Columbia Pictures has announced It will rent out 1<H of its old feature films to television. i This is believed to be the first time | a major movie producer is making j it* feature pictures available to TV while retaining title. The Columbia announcement did not say which films are inovlved 1 or give • financial arrangements. The full-length pictures are being re-| leased by a Columbia-owned subsidiary. Screen Gems. The company stressed the deal! "does not constitute. a , sale.," add- I ing: "We will maintain our title j to the pictures >nd to all residual rights." Several days ngo, RKO-Radio pic- tures sold outright a 740-film library to the C. & C Super Corp., * TV distributor, for $15,200,000. near 388,000,'" the LPO said. The report did not list Chicago figures, i CLEANER! FASTER! MORE ECONOMICAL! 1 Day Service on laundry picked tip! 2 Hour Service on laundry brought in! (Includes wash shirts and pants finished when requested. ' Also 1 day Dry Cleaning Service Mione 3-4418 LAUNDRY-CLEANERS tit S. 2nd ering use ot radioactive materials. Spokesmen cannot be specific, however, since this might tip off their hand to the unlawful. It Is significant that .the AEC itself has already employed isotopes for detection purposes. When authorities at an AEC installation discovered money was being stolen in one of their buildings, a trap was set with radioactive coins. A small amount of change was planted at the scene of the previous thefts after being smeared with an invisible radioactive solution. Then a geiger counter was hidden at an employe exit. One day the counter began to click furiously as a woman filed by. She was investigated and the, marked coins were found in her possession. I Use of isotopes in criminal detec- i tion is still at the preliminary' stage, say experts. They agree it will take a number of years for its full potentialities to be put to use. One confident assertion appears in a scientific paper recently published by the Smithsonian Institution here. Dr. Charles Sannie, professor of organic chemistry at the National Museum of National His- SPOOKED: Hadiation haunts this closed office building. Polio Victim's Letter Was A Special One DAJCVTT.T.K HI. WV-The Vennii- Ilon County chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis recently received a typewritten letter of lhanfcs. That didn't seem unusual to anyone but polio officials. They know- how it had been typed. Allan Criblez, 28, a paralyzed polio victim of near Potomac, 111. typed the page-long letter with his teeth. 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