The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 18, 1947
Page 14
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BLTOIEVILLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS First Atomic Agri Conference Held UM of Radieoctivt Materials in Study Of Plants Shown AUBURN, Ala., Dec. 18 (UP) — The world's first conference on application of atomic tnergy to agrl- euHure beg»n her* todaj-. More than 300 scientists from laboratories all over the nation will participate In lecture and discussion panels and demonstrations. Agricultural research workers will b* shown how to use radioactive materials In the study of plant diseases, the uptake of phosphate compounds from the soil and the chemical changes that take place to enable plants to produce carbohydrates'. Two of the demonstrations will be directed by Dr. Ralph T. Over- J»«n, senior research chemist with th« Clinton National Laboratories at O*k Ridge, Tenn. He will use a rose lo show that when a plant Is soaked In rartloac- tive phosphorous, (he bud Is the only part that absorbs Ihe activity. This, he said, should show the relative speed with which various parts. of a plant grow. Trace Calcium Paths Other scientists wll emphasize that when food containing n small quantity of radioactive calcium is fed to an animal, it is possible to trace the proportion of this particular feeding which ultimately appears In the animal's bone structure, and to determine the length of time it takes to gel there and th« intermediate process through which It pa.tses. In thi« way It Is possible to get an accurate picture of the way the body absorbs, uses and excretes rariout calcium compounds. Th» conference on radioactive hotopes in agricultural research, which continues through Salurdny, l» iponsored by the college here and khe Oatt Ridge Institute of Nuclear Physic*. Hundreds See Freedom Tram In Savannah SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 18 (UP) —HID Freedom 1'inln rolled Into Savannah yesterday nnd wns boarded by hundreds of xclionl children who examined the rtonmirn- tnry evidence of America's independence class by class. Mayor John G Krnncdy welcomed the train to this old colonial seaport, remarking that "I believe no city In America today more typically Illnstn^es Ilia freedom that our lorebe.irers sought nor more ncnrly -metis the spirit in which this 'great train is brought to us today." "The freedom of the people of this country nnd theft- civil nnd IJOlllicai rights was not achieved by accident but represents the frull.s of American chiirnclcr growing out of (he Instincts, character and achievements of the Anglo- Saxon race," Mayor Kennedy said. "As I conceive It. th e freedom of n man is din-ing to do right, nnd no man can exercise freedom for himself nlono but only «c his nets me related with, tin- freedom of otlirrs around him," Kennedy said. "A corrupted free mini is Die worst of all slaves." Read Courier Wews Wanl Alia, Aberdeen-Angus Show And Sale to Be Held MEMPHIS, Tonn., Dec. 18. (UP> —P. B. Davis, jr., of Brays pinn- latioli, YWII.I.TOP. K V.. announced todny that (he fifth annual Southeastern Regional Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Show ami Sale will bo held In Memphis Jnn. 14. Davis, president of the Southeastern Association, snid that lAout 85 foundation breeding animals, Including 13 bulls, are involved In tlie event, otto G, Nobls, of Davenport, In., will judge the show. Cattle consigned to the show nnd sale svlll come from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana and North and South Carolina. He's a 'Bishop' at 14 Commons Defeats Laborite Move To Deny Royal Couple Extra Money IX3NDON, Dec. 18. (UP)—A rebel Laborite motion to deny Princess Kljznbelli any allou-atiee beyond her present JCO.fJOO a year was defeated 345 to 33. in the House of Commons last J>lght, The vole came after the Labor Party leadership had tried.In vain at « secret caucus lo keep rebel members from pressing their plan to deprive the royal couple of an additional $140.000 a year mnu-|a°e allowance. Tlie result of a secret party caucus became clear later wlicnsfi was announced at the beginning ol Commons debate on the allowances that a vote would be lakon later on oiif or both dissident amend- menu. One would deprive the royal couple of the exlra allowance, thc other would reduce to $100,- Sir Stafford CrJpps, chancellor of the cxeclicfnier, moved the govern- input's resolution calling /or an increase in Elizabeth's allowance from the present $80,000 a year to I $160,000, and for a grant of $40- I 000 to Philip. A little earlier Cripps had joined Prime Minister Clement Attlee | at thc Lalxir Parly caucus in trying to prevent a public party split over the issue. But they were op- po:;ed by a faction led by Maurice Webb, chairman of the Parliamen- tary Party. A statement Usucri after the caucus said the party had agreed on the action to be taken in Commons debate, it developed that the government had yielded, and the dissident amendments would be pressed. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1947 During the Civil War, United Slates currency reached the low ebb of 40 cents on the dollar. Robbery Suspect Held JOHNSON 1 CITV, Term Dec II (UP)—Marvin More lock," 30 'was arrested here yes-.crday and returned to Sullivan county to face charges that he robbed Rov Wolf of the Tiptoe Inn there, of sioo' E? " c 1, C ? ptl W ' p " Norlls *"<i «»»»' Mrs. Wolf wa s «it n Morelock when he wns arrested. Thomas YVriyhlon, 14, ol Micldlelon Tyas, Yorkshire, England blesses lhe incense as one of his [unctions as "Bishop" of SI Mary of the Angels School at Addle-stone, Surrey. The custom of electing a student bishop dotes back to the 5th Century. Helicopter Lands on Spot Untouched By Plane Since Wright Brothers Flew Piercing of thc zinc cnsttnR and then sonktnt; In salt wnlcr will rejuvenate flashlight, cells. FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION 8. J.COHEN Cctector LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. - Ptwne 36460^2525, OKVlli HILL, N. C.. Deo. 18. (UP) — Aircraft designer' Igor Sikorsky Inndert a helicopter ol hi.s OH-II invention yesterday at the crest of tlie wind-swept hilt touched by no oilier plan 0 since the Wright. Brothers imido their original flight here 44 yi-nr.s Hgo yesterday. More than 2011 canvenllon'nl aircraft roared overhead ililrinr; (he ceremonies honoring th 0 wobbly (light on Dec. 17. ifinii, which launched the air age. Thc celebration spotlighted the helicopter, most amazing off.shool of the patchwork craft which the Wright Flrothers flew. A record crowd watched demonstration flights of n variety n! rotary-wing aircraft, but none so Intently as a 15-year-old boy from the lonely Islands on North Carolina's outer banks. later. Wade Man- of Elizabeth City told the story of the boy, young Herman Middgett. who" wiis seriously wounded In.a hunting accident when his right arm wns virtually shot away. The boy probably would have died. Man- said, ir the Coast Oiinrrt helicopter pilots nnd n medical of- , fleer Jiart not come to his rescue. He was flown In a helicopter 140 miles to, a Marine hospital where lie wns mirsed back to life. Jifarr also told of n toy In Russia who began to design aircraft i They clasped hands. And II was tlrollUl ' flJGHT hard lo toll which of tlicm wore the biggest grin. Four grandchildren of tlie four Coast Guardsmen who helped the • Wriehts 4'1 yenrs ago laid thc traditional wreath at tlic base of the i towering granite- shall. Only two of tlie men .survive—Cap). John T. Daniels and Alplieits W. Drinkwater. Drinkwaler was chairman of the pi-o^i-iun committee for the celebration nnd heads the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Association Glide through your (leaning with this new LIGHTWEIGHT CLEANER Mexican Dope • -^ __ - Peace O/r/cers MEXICALT, Mcx.. Dec. IB. lUP) —Mexican narcotics ngcnls. aided by U. S. officers, have crocked one of the largest border dope smug- sling rin»s and have arrested four of five S1 | S | )CC | S| K. lvas disclosed today. 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