The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 31, 1955
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BCTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COCTtrem ITBWH THUHSDAY, MARCH 81, MM The Atomic Future II: Atomic Power Possible But Not Practical Now By RELMAN MORIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Building the atomic bomb was a ferociously complicated proc- But K is beginning to seem like child's play compared with bringing atomic energy to ordinary peaceful uses. Take electric power; for instance •si. This may be the first great field where the atom goes to work. American power consumption tends to double every 10 years. The economy demands more and ever more electricity. Technically, you could have atom-generated electricity in your home today. Engineers know how to hook a nuclear reactor to a generator and take 'off electric power. But it Is too expensive to be competitive with ordinary power Suppose you are the president of a big electric power company. The Board of Directors is in session. One of them asks: "How big Is In the difference in cost?" "Pretty big," you answer. "Power rates vary all over the United States. On the average, however, I'd say that with present techniques, atom-electricity would be at least twice as costly. That's only an estimate." Q. Will new techniques cut costs sharply in the future? A. Let's take just one big phase of the problem. Nobody yet knows how to transmute atomic energy directly into electricity. You still need turbines, generators and all the conventional equipment. The nuclear reactor merely takes the place of one part of the machine. Now suppose a method is found to convert atomic energy into electric power without those inter- media steps? Then, no doubt, atomic electricity would be mcve than competitive with the processes we are using now." News oi Men In the Service Army Pvt. Willie L. Moore, 17. son of Willie Moore, Joiner, recently arrived at Port Lewis, Wash., and is now a member of the 2nd Infantry Division. Private Moore, a pioneer with the division's 2nd Engineer Battalion,, entered the Army last July and received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., He attended J. M. Speck High School. Cpl. J. D. Morris Jr.. whose parents live at Kennett, Mo. Is a member of the 9th Infantry Division in Germany. Corporal Morris entered the Army In November 1952 and completed basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. Pvt. Roe D. Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roe A. Jackson, Route 2, Manila, recently was graduated from the Military Police Training Center at Camp Gordon Ga. Jackson, who entered the school after completing basic training at Fort Jackson S. C., was taught unarmed defense, traffic control and other law enforcement duties. The 18-year-old soldier entered the Army In October 1954. He was graduated from Manila High School in 1954. Cpl. James H. Anderson, son of Mrs. Laura McDaniel, Braggadocio, is participating in an Army training maneuver in Germany with the 60th Field Artillery Battalion. Corporal Anderson completed basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. and arrived in Europe in July 1953. M-Sgt. Millard L. Kizer. 37. son of Mrs. Lucy Kizer. 720 Ermen Lane Osceola, recently spent a week's leave in Tokyo from his unit in Korea. Sergeant Kizer. a communication cheif with the 344th Engineer Battalion, entered the Army in 1945 He arrived in the Far East last November. Among his decorations are the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Pfc. Mark H. Roberts, son of Mr and Mrs. Thurman Roberts of Rt. 1, Luxora, is scheduled to arrive in San Diego. Calif, the latter part of March with the second group of the 1st Marine Division which has been ordered from Korea to Camp Pond- leton, Calif. S^t. J. L. Johnsoiv, 28. son of Mrs, Laura E. Johnson, Scnath. is a member of the 3rd Ordinance Battalion, which is scheduled to participate In Exercise Hightide, a joint Army-Navy amphibious operation near Fort Story, Va., April 19-23. Regularly stationed at Fort Knox. Ky.. Johnson entered the Army in 1945 and is supply specialist with the 83rd Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company, Guaranteed Watch Cleaning 3.50 36 Hour Service Your watch Id completely disassembled—all pivots polished —springs adjusted tnd machine cleaned. Chronograph! nnd Automatic! not Included »t tbl« low price Thompson Jewelers 114 W, Main | Q. Apart from that, what will it cost to build a nuclear reactor? How long will it take? A. Between 40 and 50 million dollars, and four 'to' five years. It depends on the size of the reactor. Q. So if we started today, it would be around 1960 before we had any atom electricity. A. That's right. And you've touched on another part of the problem. We decide to build a reactor and it's about half finished when somebody comes along with a new design, operating . technical more efficient, lower and so on. In field moving ahead as rapidly as atomic energy, that can easily happen. In other words, our reactor could be obsolete before it ever turned out a kilowatt. Q. You mentioned operating costs. What about them? A. That's an uncharted sea. No private industry has operated a ..reactor. So we just don't know much about the costs, or amortization factors, output, personnel expenses, safety. Q. Safety? What's the problem there? A. Well, fortunately, there hasn't been a serious reactor explosion in America. But suppose one did explode near a city. The blast itself could be serious .Now picture, in addition, a radioactive cloud boiling down on a crowded community, poisoning the air, the' food, even the water. Q. Suppose we decide to go into the atomic business? Where do we start getting the information? A. Mainly from the AEC. We would need a license. And we would have to get security clearances first for the engineers and everybody else who might be directly connected with building the reactor." Q. As a broad, general question —would you say the government really wants private industry in the atomic energy business? A. Everything seems to indicate it does. For instance, if we come forward with workable proposition, the AEC will give us certain advantages— the loan of fissionable fuel without charge, and making available their Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature +*-- -«m+ /* GARY V I COOPER i I _ INGRID § i BERGMAN § x „ EDNA FERBER'S • Saratoga DISTRIBUTED BY fAYOKITI HIMS COtP —PLUS CARTOON- FRIDAY and SATURDAY A.Columbm Reprint '"'-'—AND— laboratories for specific research studies, and so on. Q. Well, finally, do you think we should come in? A. I don't see how we can stay out. Here's a big, new field with tremendous potentialities. Sure, the costs and the problems are staggering. But this isn't the first time American industry has taken on a. big. tough job—and It won't be the last." Tomorrow: Foreign implications. Mr. and Mrs, J. C. Warhurst and children of Memphis spent the weekend here as guests of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Huff and Mr. and Mrs. Luther Warhurst. There was a round-up of room mothers at school Friday after- oon. M. M. Williams motored to Boonville, Miss,. Thursday and returned home Saturday after a visit with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Davis and son and Mrs. Dolly Davis were Friday night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Rice. Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Ford and sons of Wilson spent Sunday here as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Hargraves. Mr. and Mrs. Micky McArthur and daughters of Hughes were wekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nichols nd Mr. and Mrs. Benny McArthur. Mrs. C. L. East returned to her work in Memphis Thursday after a visit here with relatives. Reef Cross $5,000 Short In Campaign The Red Cross fund campaign In Chickasawba District, due to come 10 an end this week, topped the $10,000 mark yesterday with the goal of $15,000 still out of sight. Total reported to date is $10,060.67. Blytheville business: $10—J. P. Ellis, L. G. Nash. $1.50—Gift Shop. $5—J. E. England. T. K. Fong. Andy's Auto Service, Dr. Orlie Parker. Walter Marble. $4—E. D. Ferguson. {3—Ed Jacks. $2.50—Tri-States School Supply. $2—Forsythe's Grocery, Roy Head W. R. Lawshe, H. H. Brooks, Edward Peterson. J. C. Walters. $1—Louise Williams, Jimmy Ray, Shirley L. White, Charlie Hoy. James Anderson, Tommy. Barber, James Jarrett. Wayne Lewis, Hardy Gray, Edison Krech, Eddie Northcutt, L. B. Baker, Fred Bur- gcson, Mrs. Fred Burgesorj, Bill Fraser, Bayne Haywood, Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison. Mrs. Charline Thompson, Eugene Pierce, Jimmy Hodge; James Quails, Richard Fullerton, Pauline Alexander, Johnny -Wis doin, June Wallace, Alonzo Burris, James Dixon. Hiram Meadows, Arthur Thomas. E. G. Lovell. Mrs. Leona Garner, Mrs. Opal Perry, Oliver Gurnow, Joe Ed Kilburn, John M. Brown, Audry Jarmt, Gerald Reagan, R. C. Edge, Byren Ray. Ocie Simpson, Sam Dillard, Flowers Service Station; H.C. Coleman, Bobby Coleman, Maxine" Hawkins, W. H. Smith, W. B. Bryan, Willie Hall; Carl Long, Neal McCormick, Hulon Holmes, Max Wateon, Harry Lane, Anita Sue Oldham, Ernest Jones, Buddy Whatley, B. L. Cook, Malone Peterson, Bill Perrygin, C. M. Cullum, Calvin Peterson, Tyrone Lofton, Marion Limisey, Johnny Ray, Roosevelt Turner, Betty Presnell. Blytheville Residential: $5—Dr. & Mrs. T. Lindquist, Mrs. - A. E. Miller, Jim Smart, Baker Body Shop, Charles Moore, Mrs. Floyd Webb. Mrs. E. M. McCall, Mrs. Clara Davis, Mrs. J. P. Brownson, Mrs. W T Shelton. $2—Mrs. Hattie D. Holt, Mrs. J. P. Garrott, Mr. & Mrs. W. R. LITTLE LIZ— Kids brighten up the home, and it certainly shows up on the elec-- trie bills.-. « 1 "» 8 Campbell. $1—Bill Wunderlich, Mrs. Elma Armstrong, Mrs. Lucille Quellmalz, Mrs. J. J. Hargett, Mrs. E. W. Kirby, T. J. Nance, Maurice Taylor, Mrs. Clyde Robinson, Mrs. O. O. Eikins, Mrs. R. B. Barnett, Mrs. B. M. Matthews, S. C. Alexander. Mrs. Paul Burks. Mrs. J. D. Holland, Mis. Bertie Canard, Mr. Hecksher. Mrs. Mary Henley, Mrs. James B. Clark, Mrs. Joe McHaney; Mrs. M. George, Mrs. Paul Mahon, Mrs. Ann L. Smith, Mrs. Vernon Thomasson, Mrs. Charlie Partlow, Mrs. E. J. Heaton, Mrs. C. M. Baxter, Mrs. Fred Castleberry, Mrs. Billingsley, Mrs. Lane NoweU, Mrs. Varnal Deal, Mrs. Houston Carter, Mrs. R. E. Blaylock, Mrs. Gerald Robson. D. A. Jones. Mrs. H. J. Dodd, GOOD/^YEAR TIRES Mrs. J. W. Turner, Mrs. M. Pltx- simmons, Mrs. A. B. Holland, Mrs. E. I. Clark,- Mrs. Doyle Henderson, Mrs. Love Adams; Mrs. J. D. McDowell, Mrs. Brannum, Mrs. Roland Green, Mrs. E. L. Loggins, Rev. J. A. Webb, Mrs. Freeman Robinson, Mrs. U. S. Branson, Mrs. B. A. Lynch. Mrs. J. L. Cherry, Mrs. P. L. Reagan, Mrs. Johnny Myers, Mrs. Bob Lee Smith. Half Moon $15—Mrs. B. p. Gay. $10—C. W. Qarrlgan. $5—Riggs Brothers. $3—J. E. Johnston, J. G. Barnes. $2—H. C. Buck, W. H. Payne, Claude Duncan, $1 — J. W. Richardson, Woodrow Alexander, Andy Whit*, johnny Payne, O. M. Mitchell, Carl Duncan, T. j. Richardson, Rev. C. P. Watklns, Melvin Eastep, Guy Brown, Clay Stallings, Mrs. W. R. Lightfoot, Ira Nicholas, Ira Gaines. Clear Lake $25—Wesley Stallings, Clear Lake Farm. $10—Mrs. J. A. Haynes, A. p. Burks. J. H. Gurley. 55—Wayne Taylor, Ray Haynes, Z. Gann, J. N. white, W. O. West. $4—John Haynes. $3—B. P. Darby. $2.50—Kyle Ball. $2—George Shapherd, Billy Kemper, Victor Wilson, Herbert Wilson, Floyd Smith, Stanley Wilson, Ezell Wilson. J. A. Haynes, Jr., Bobby Jackson, E. V. Wilson, Cecil Bunn, Rev. llnrcld Ray. SI—W. T. Davis, Ruel Shepherd, A. J. Vlckery, Mrs. Ella Philllia, Mrs. Eldora Phillips, Sterling Conley Eugene Bunn, Elvy Hood, Donald Howard, Ed Wilson, Eugene Shepherd. E. A. Austin, Mrs. E. H. Caldwell, Louise Ball, Louis Hcnson, Timothy Wright, Earl Smith, Jess Simpson. The Amu Darya, Ganges and Paraguay Rivers each have a length of 1500 miles. Durahit G/osses PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wt«. (/P)— Jake Fischer lost his glasses whtl« preparing 200 bushels of corn for a feed mill. He hunted around his farm for a week for the glasses then was surprised to get them b»clc from the feed mill undamaged. They had gone through the milling process without harm. THEATRE On W. Main St. In Blythevillt Phone 3-4621 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p. m.—Sal. & Sun. 1:00 p. m. THURSDAY and FRIDXY Double Feature BARBARnSttNWYCK ! I DESIRE"! ALSO SHORT Cinemascope at Its Best With Stereophonic Sound! Listen to KLCN nt 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Ritz & Roxj Program Announcements THURSDAY and FRIDAY »\ ^ eve, BOUNCING, ^O-* BOATLOAD OF Y. Broadway's hit musical hits the screen . \ '• splashed with COLOR and sensational •' .• ieoPE HIT THE DECK •\ SONS HITS! \;\ \ { ~* tetadln! ~~ r «HiMi|ihi" "Mod Than You Kno*" %\\ x* . - • • l i W A SCREENFUL OF STARS! '• POWELL-TONY MARTIN DEBBIE REYNOLDS-WALTER PIDGEON VIC DAMONE- GENE RAYMOND ANN MILLER -RUSSTAMBLYN ,. m mm-1. CM KM • wet™ turn-Hewn '^ I'lus Paramount News and .• Cinemascope Short — "Pride of the Nation" •, , „ til WH, M fin an* UK WS« !«,„„„, >, HERMts PAN *•**« « EASTMAN COLOR Coming Soon to Ritz '20,000 Leagues Under the Sen" With James Mason & Kirk Douglas "A Star Is Born" with Judv Garland & .lames Mason Save *20 <..KW 3-T... Super - Cushion You Get a Lifeguard Safety Tube At No Extra Cost! Nylon Tire & Lifeguard _ _ _ Tula Combination Yalye! Regular $29.95 Goodyear Nylon Tire Regular 20.05 Lifeguard Tube A Regular $50 Value BOTH Plus Tax and Recappable Tire ONLY $100 1 DOWN! PAY AS LITTLE AS C 1 25 LIFEGUARD BUTYL PUNCTURE-SEALANT SAFETY TUBES by GOOD/YEAR A WEEK ORDINARY TUBE When a tire with an ordinary tube blows out, the single air compartment collapses ... the car wheel drops suddenly, usually throwing the car • completely out of control. LIFEGUARD TUBE When a tire with Life- Guard blows out, only the outer chamber gives way . . . reserve cord-fabric inner chamber supports car long enough to allow a safe straightltnc stop. >.M. ^jBf^* GOOD/YEAR

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