WEDNESDAY, MARCH 80, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN The Atomic Future I: Wonderful World of the Atom. Is Not too Far in the Future EDITOR'S NOTE — How fur away 1* the day the atom will com* Into your living; room? Thli giant IK Just waiting to be put to work, but getting It harnemed posea many problem* for private Induitry. Thi* article, firit In a »erlei of four, tells you why. By RELMAN MOR1N WASHINGTON (AP) — The wonderful world of the atom lies close at hand. In that world — When your automobile frets and sputters, you will have the motor "X-rayed" instead of torn down. Pictures of its insides, taken with cobalt 60, will locate the trouble. Your home, of course, will be lighted with energy taken from a nuclear reactor. And you will ride on trains and ships powered by the atom. It will purify sea-water for irrigation and bring the life-gtvihg water across mountains to the desert. In factories, radioactive bracelets will guard the worker against mangling by dangerous machines. If the jaws of the machine come too close to his hands, radiation from the bracelets agitate a Geiger counter. It instantly stops the machine. Buck Rogers stuff? No, indeed. Some of these things already are here. Others, many others, are beyond the experimental stage. Then, does this mean that the Atomic Age finally has flowered for peaceful Instear' of military purposes? Well, yes and no. Last month, a congressional committee questioned mary witnesses — businessmen, engineers, patent lawyers, labor leaders, experts of the Atomic Energy Commission—in a long series of hearings. They all attacked this problem: "How to harness atomic energy, on a grand scale, to enhance the living 1 standard of every American." Near Frustration A bright red thread of impatience, almost frustration, ran through the hearings. Here is the American industrial system, big, rich, powerful, presumably equal (o any mechanical problem. And here is the atom, the tamed giant, waiting to work. One pound of fissionable uranium equals, In relensnble energy, 2,600,000 pounds of coal. Yet, the United States is not generating commercial electricity from the atom. "Fossil fuels," coal, gas and oil, are still the main sources of energy. How long will they last? Geologists disagree. The profusion of benefits from the atom are visible on the horizon, but not yet attained. Hence, the impatience. Each witness was asked, in effect, "What's holding us up ?When are we going to get the show on the road?" A year ago. and even later, there was a simple answer—"Government." The 12-billlon-dollar atomic empire was the exclusive property of the United States government. That meant installations, reactors, materials, and—most important— the knowledge necessary to use them. All this was a government preserve. The reason, of course, was national security. But as time passed, it became apparent that other n a lions, friends and enemies, were acquiring a vast fund of knowledge about the atom. Sonic American scientists say the Europeans already know an much, possibly more, about peaceful uses than we do. Moreover, for years, there has been a feeling in Washington that if atomic energy is to be fully applied to ordinary living, American industry must come in, and on a big scale. So, last fall. Congress pnssed a brand new atomic energy act. In philosophy. It is very different from the old law. It provides, principally, for two new approaches: I. Opening the door—pnr' way— for private industry to use and GETS PROMOTION — George E. Spaeth, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Spaeth of Blytheville, has been named assistant cashier of Jonesboro's Peoples National Bank, with whom he has been associated since February, 1954. He began his banking career with First National Bank of Blytheville in 1946 and subsequently served in the Army. He's a member of Jonesboro Kiwanis Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce, American Legion and Huntington Avenue Methodist Church. develop atomic energy. 2. Greater cooperation with other nations in the peaceful uses of the atom. Analysts of the new law, notably Everett L. Hollls of General Electric, emphasize that It "reduces." but does not end, government monopoly. The AEC retains wide controls. Hollls sees the new pattern as a team effort between government and Industry, As an example, the Duquesne Light Co. and the AEC are Jointly building nuclear electric plants at Shippingoort, Pa. The AEC is pushing a five-year program of reactor research. Out of some 80 types of reactors, it selected five to build and operate. Cost: 199 million dollars. Object: To determine operating costs, output, efficiency of the different reactors, improve safety devices, and so on. The information will be available to private Industry. Two utilities, Detroit Edison and Consolidated Edison, have announced plans to build nuclear plants for electricity In Michigan and New York, A reactor-building firm, Babcock and Wilcox, announced plans to build a plant at Lynchburg, Va. It will sell the equipment to foreign RS well as American customers. And tbe Atomic Industrial Forum already is operating in New York It is n nonprofit organization, designed as a clearing house for information on industrial studies of the atom. Industry stands on the threshold. Whnt lies ahead? A glittering vista —and a fantastic set of new prob' lems. Tomorrow: Barriers to the Atom. Read Courier News Classified Ads -REVIVAL- Hear REV. MARVIN NIBLACK Pastor of Methodist Church Steele, Mo. at Lake Street Methodist Church Blytheville, Ark. March 27 through April 1 Rev. NIMack Services at 7:30 P M. PUv. Mitchell Sanford, Paitor STARR GAZING By BKTTYE NELLE STAKE Courier News Staff Correspondent District of Columbia boundaries were proclaimed on this date in 1781. On this date in 1880, Metropolitan Museum of Art was opened. The Treasury Building In Washington, D. C., burned on March 31, 1833. Commodore Perry's treaty with Japan occurred on March 31, 1854. The first steamboat on the Great Lakes, "all-in-the-water," was launched at Buffalo on April 4, 1818. The city of Los Angeles was Incorporated on April 4, 1850. Free school system began on April 4, 1853, In Indiana. Pocahontas was married to John Rolfe on April 5, 1614. I guess I'll have to break down and divulge the names of the four best dressed men in Osceola (7/hat am I saying? In the WORLD). Since the article that appeared here last week, the women In town are driving me crazy trying to make me tell, so here's a secret, that is, if you promise not to tell I told you. This, no doubt, will come as a surprise even to their wives, but know they want to appear at THEIR best when the old man takes them out. Those Dapper Dans are 'B Young (he'll never give me another free pound of margarine as long as I live); Dr. Billy Silverblatt (this has caused the cost of a shot- In-the-arm to double, for me); his cigar-smoking dad, Dave Silverblatt, who did more listening than he did talking, in fact, the younger generation out-smarted him every time he started to tell what he knew about men's clothing. Then the other young man was R. D. Mears, another Beau Brummel 'round town. It sure was amusing to hear them. Since I was sitting on the rear seat of the station wagon they evidently thought I was out of hearing distance. Boys, it was fun, but guess that will be my lust invitation to tag along, for making this public. It was nice knowing you. Credit Department: We should all tip our hats to two women in Osceola who have worked so hard to get our beautiful library building paid for. Mrs. John W. Edrington and Mrs. Ed Shippen braved the cold weather last week v getting ads for the May banquet programs, what those two gals naven't done to keep up the payments on the building! They certainly deserve a big vote of thanks. When the building is paid for, you'll be proud you had a hand In helping the cause. That building is a credit to any community and it was mainly through the hard work and scheming of Mable Edrington and Mattie Shippen that the job has been done so successfully. So for those who gave them an ad and nobody turned them down, be thankful for the opportunity o being numbered among the civic minded people in our town. The world laughs *t men of genius when they're alive, but the minute one of the so-called geniuses die, oh, brother! Monuments that reach to sky go up, books are written about them and all of a sudden they become International favorites. Have you ever noticed, I overheard a woman say once that all men were different . . . but, she added, all husbands are alike. Now what she meant by that is anybody's guess. The fellow who brags he is self- made sure relieves the Lord of a great responsibility. Only those who are lousy-rich can afford to be dull. Reputation is a bubble which bursts when a man tries to blow it himself. A cad — the other man. A cat — the other woman. Pessimism is moral indigestion. When people grumble because roses have thorns they ought to be thankful that thorns have roses — and by the way, a lot of patented roses are selling at much lower prices this year. The reason for it is that the patent has run out on several varieties and were not renewed, but that doesn't mean the roses aren't still just as beautiful. For instance one of my favorites, "Eclipse," that 1 admired for years In my neighbor's yard can now be bought as cheap as 30c from Tyler, Tex., and don't think I didn't take advantage of the offer. In case you aren't familiar with Eclipse, it's the most beautiful shade of yellow I've ever seen in a rose and the buds are long and pointed. Countess Vandal is another off- the-patent list. Two Wreckt In One Night GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (- parkin] on streets art ofUn hit- but seldom docs that happen la one night: The Vcrnon Mlllen of Grand to- land loft their pick-up truck parked In front of their horn* whlH they went vlsltlnf. A hit-run driver smashed tt up. The Miller* cam* home and parked thi family. c*r in front of the houM. Then another hit-run driver tmaihed up the an. WORTHY MATRON'S AND PATRONS — Pictured are the Matrons and Patrons of the Eighteenth District of the Order ol Eastern Star who attended a meeting in Wilson, which was the annual official visit of the Grand Worthy Matron and Patron of Arkansas. Their home towns are listed following their name. First row (left to right) Hortense Towles, Manila; Lydia Wendell, Marion; Frances Craven, Wilson; Suue Grand Worthy Matron—Kalherinc- S. Green, Little Rock; Stella Head, Osceola; and Annie Damon, Blyihe- ville; 2nd (left to right* — Manuering Towles, Manila; Curtis Williams, West Memphis; Rus.sie Perry, Wilson; State Grand Worthy Patron. Gus Eberdt, Blytheville; Frank Ellis, BIyiheville; and W. E. Head, Osceola. LITTLE UZ— A lot of women really need a double chin. There's too much work for one. «HU« complaint of the plaintiff, Anita Harmon. Dated this 8th day of March, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk.' WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COL'N'TV, j ARKANSAS | L. L. DeVasher, PHf. I vs. No. 12.944 Ruth DeVasher, Dft. The defendant, Ruth DeVasher, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in | the caption hereof and answer the I complaint of the plaintiff, L. L.; DeVasher. j Dated this 19th day of March, : 1955. I SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. j T. J. Crowder, Atty. for PHf. j Percy A. Wright, Atty. Ad Litem. | 3/23-30-4/6-13J By DONNA SIMMONS, D. .C Claude F. Cooper, Atty. for Pltf. } Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad. Litem. | 3/16-23-30-4 6 i Guaranteed WatcSi Cleaning .50 36 Hour Service Vour watch is completely dis- usscmbled —all pivots pulislied —springs adjusted and machine cleaned. Chronographs and Automatics not Included a; this low price Thompson Jewelers 114 W. Main PLANT EPOADBENT HYBRIDS FOR MORI GROWTH, YIELD ANO PROFIT BROADBEMT HYBRID SEED CORN Sold by Hardy Safes & Service 705 Clear Lake Ave. Langston & Uangiton Number 9 Blytheville Curb Mkt. 130 E. Main As good as coffee is, I'm willing to miss an entire week, drinking it. i If every woman (excuse me,; house-wife) in America would j serve tea for just a week, just' think how the Brazilians would hate that. That.would do the trick, you can bet your coffee-dollar on that. Just reach for a package of tea- hags on your next trip to the grocery store. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS ; Anita Harmon, Pltf. ! VS. No. 12,939 Heston Harmon, Dft. [ The defendant, Heston Harmon, is hereby warned to appear within : thirty days in the court named in i the caption hereof and answer the : CONCRETE ROADS Serve at Low Annual Cost Concrete roads generally carry the heaviest traffic yet cost the least to maintain. Average maintenance costs from 24 state highway departments keeping such records show that concrete costs 29% to 61% less to maintain than other types of pavement; Concrete's rugged strength assures at least twice the life of other pavements. First cost is moderate tooi Concrete roads usually cost less to build than other pavements designed for the same traffic loads.- Yes, concrete's moderate first cost, low maintenance cost and extra long life give you fow-onnuol-coef highway icrvicc for your got taxes and license f*Mi AiKansas' important arterial route, U. S. 61-63, should be paved with concrete. The safety designed into your road* by your highway engineering department, plus the safety value of concrete, will help to gave many lives on this heavily traveled route. 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Specialists from the RE A, private utilities, natural and L. 1>. gas companies will explain their exhibits to you and help you solve your fuel and energy problems. Let nothing keep you away from this big IRRIGATION FIELD DAY at Manila Airport ail tlay Tuesday, March 22, and insist on all of your farmer friends coming with yon. We promise you will be well rewarded. Manufacturers cooperating in this event arei Gorman-Rupp, Carver, Berkley, Fairbanks-Morse, Capk Jacuzzi, U. S. Rubber, Continental Red Seal, Chrysler, Ford, Wisconsin. V >stinghouse. G. E., Alcoa, Reynold! Aluminum, Miller-! oston, Rainbird, Skinner, Youngstown Steel, Tayloi. Stnckhnm, Clayton Mark, Habeo, Aluminum Supply, U. S. Pumps, Gates. Irrigation Is YOUR Future... Don't Miss These Great Demonstrations FRIDAY, APRIL 1 MANILA, ARKANSAS Manila Airport If you are interested in better farming practices for greater profits — ATTEND THIS GREAT FIELD DAY! All Types Pumps in Operation!
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