Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 30
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 30

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Broken Bone Research Started in Laboratory NEW YORK (UP)—If you have any question about the value of what scientists call "basic research," consider broken bones. People have been breaking their bones ever since there were people, yet there is no known way of knitting broken bones together faster than nature knits them. The reason? No basic research. The reason why there hasn't been any, was the lack of a way of studying nature's knitting tech- pass through the soft tissues around bones without being diverted or changed or haming the soft tissue. When the spectrometer picks up the first gamma rays coming from the break, you know Drilling Record Is Set in Utah Tunnel Utah— (UP)— Crews from the Utah Construction Com.- Management Institute Scheduled for Nov. CHICAGO - (UP) - Management personnel of federal, state, — , .tj- . . :illt:nO UClaUllil^l UL lUUL'Lcll, ULULU pany-bmldmg a tunnel to speed and , ocPal gover:llTlenls wiU ' aUe nd up ore haulage at the Bmgham a sn>ecia] Bourse he-e \ov 18-22 1 Attendance at the course is limited to 100 upper level administrators selected and sponsored by their i aimed at imoving ther comrnu- record in September when inication to th bn d suborid . they bored 1,080 feet in 24 working days. f f foot quartzite nates. I The five-day school will be the the knitting process has started. I cubic yards of rock. At the same You can then follow it minute by * : — -"-minute as it continues. Developed By New EnSIantlers This clever tool for basic re- . -. h „ / P - 25 '! t!lird Management Institute, spon- the hard, abrasive i - : - - - ---------- — __ and hauled out 27.000 is made of plastic-coated nylon. It is said to be tear-proof, flame resistant and to withstand thousands of folds. Rule Helps Out In Speeding Case LOUISVILLE, Ky. — -Marvin Lee Ferryman Jr., 29-year-old engineer, used his slide rule to figure his way out of a traffic fine ir. Criminal Court. Ferryman, charged with driving 70 miles per hour in a 35- mile zone on Henry Watterson Expressway, brought bis slide rule to Traffic Court. He produced a hand-drawn map ',1'nd usetl the slide rule to show jhim at 70 miles per hour. He was I fined $75 but appealed the fine in Criminal Court. He entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of breach of peace and was given a suspended fine. GENEROUS THIEF NEWARK, N..I. — (UP! _ Two I men robbed a tavern and its pa: Irons there and look $127, hut they jlcft S7 to Mrs. Rose Vavro who i pleaded that she need carfare. I She said one of the men gave nor ;the S7 and said as he fled, "Well, you <?an'l say I'm not a generous thief." niques in the living body, with the search was devised by Drs. J. H. idea of finding out how to hurry Heller, H.'Konig, and L. Fox of the New England Institute for Medical Research, Ridgefield, Conn. SR-85 is unusual among the them along. But now the way has been found — and the basic research is about to begin. This way couples rats with radioactive strontium which is the element most to be feared in the "fall out" after a hydrogen bomb explosion. Strontium likes bone. When it gets into the body, it gets into the bones with amazing rapidity. Strontium Extremely Dangerous But the hydrogen bomb—made from strontium — has an atomic weight of 90 and a half-life of 28 years that makes it extremely dangerous. For the purpose of studying bone - knittings, strontium-85 was especially constructed by atomic bombardment in a cyclotron. SR-85 has a great safety advantage over SR-90. It's half- life is only 65 days. So you inject SR-85 into a rat. A very tiny amount will do. This rat has a newly broken bone. You have a gamma ray spectrometer set up over the precise site of the fracture, so it will measure the gamma rays originating from the break, but from no wheree else. SR-85 gives of gamma rays. They have incredible energy and time .other workmen brought jn 3,300' cubic yards of concrete to support the roof and sides. At the end of the mouth 860 feet of the tunnel had been covered with a 16-inch concrete coating. The $12,000,900 project, to be completed in June, 1959, will be 18,000 feet long. It will be used to haul ore from the bottom of the|mine through the Oquirrh Moun- ALONE AND LIKES IT JEFFERSON Me, — (UP) _ At 76, Henry Cunningham still farms his 60 acres unassisted. He says he lives alone "because I enjoy it." isotopes of the bone-seeking ele-, tains west of here, ments, strontium and calcium, in that it gives off with gamma rays. The others emit electrons or beta rays, and those are not much good for this work. Electron emissions are shortened in range by soft tissue. Some would escape measurement • and that would mess up the results. Beta emissions travel very short distances and thus damage the soft tissues. It is routine in science now, but the layman has to be impressed that scientists can go to cyclotron and get a radioactive isotope precisely tailored to his experi-j mental needs. If you have no trivet large enough to hold your roaster when it comes out of the oven, improvise with a series of cooling racks or jar lids spaced a few inches apart. DINNERS INSURED MT. HOLLY, N. J.—(UP)—The late Charles H. Griscom liked to think of Thanksgiving as a family affair. To maintain' the tradition, the Medford Township farmer left a $1,000 trust fund to defray the expense of an annual family turkey dinner each Thanksgiving. GLAD TIDINGS ! Time brings many changes, bat our meseag* to TOW clings to the traditional spirit of AM Tuletid*. JEWELRY [3IO-S* ST.1 MY FRIENDS AT LEONARD PHARMACY JOIN ME. IN WISHING YOU, ONE AND ALLA VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS ! «Just a friendly greeting to wish you and yours all the joys of a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of healthy and happy days. APPAREL SHOP 320 Fourth Street from KROEGER FUNERAL HOME

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