The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 14, 1950 · Page 1
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MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1950 You S*« the Flash, Duck Quickly— Here'f How to Protect Yourself In Event of Atomic Explosion By FRANK CARKV Assoctaftd Press Science \Vrlln- WASHINGTON, Aug. U. (ff) Five years after the explosion of <ne first atomic bomb, the government has come out with some spe- cuic instructions on what to do tf •• "Us your city, ~liey are contained In a big book The Effects of Alomle Weapons" released over the week-end by the Atomic Energy Commission. Much of the book ts technical— Hretty rough going for all but * trained technician—but It has some onwn-to-earlh sections on what n citizen should do-in the event of an explosion It also has recommendations for combatting contamination of personnel, homes nud other areas oy radioactive materials. Here are some tips you might do well to memorize: The first thin» lo remember is (hat If a bomh goes off. there will «f a sudden Increase in the general illumination. The -burst will be shout ICQ limes as bri«ht as (he sun. Don't worry about -recognizing ,f. One AEC official, in discussing an atomic explosion, told reporters: "If you are not dead already, you will recognize it when it has pone off." Hut don't follow your natural instincts to look toward the source of the light. Go into action right away, as follows: If you're caughl out in the open with no shelter of any kind within a step or two. drop instantly to (lie Sroimd. and curl up so as to shade your bare arms, hands, neck and face. And hold that position for at least te>! seconds. You Can Avoid Burn ATnis will not protect you from Wimic "rays"—if they reach your area—but It may save you from a disabling btirnVrom the bomb's tremendous heat. (vhlch radiates out over a considerable area. If you nje within, a step or .two of n building corner, a doorway, a tree—or even a trench-like hole In the ground—leap there and take shelter, with -your back to the lisiit And assume that curled-up position, i AEC officials said that a soldier hi a foxhole 15 bomb burst woul ed from' blast, effects of an at. After 'en seci up, because the heat and ato: passed in that But keep your against the side .„, avoid broken glass'o.,«„,..,« ueu[ls which can result from the explosion's blast effects. { .-^^ , "Drop.to Floor" I tf.' you "'are' inside ' a house or <*hcr, building when the bomb goes off. do this: Drop to the floor, with your back fl& llie window, crawl behind or Wieath a table, desk, counter, or other shelter.. The closer you are to the interior partitions ' of the building, the better off you are They are relatively effective In resisting the .blast effects. The book offers some genera! suggestions about strengthening the construction of buildings to resist the blast—but Ihf; all boil down to the conclusion that In gener-il structures designed to resist earthquakes are the best. The 450 page volume gives the low-down on the known or possible effects of A-bombs bursting in the air. on and beneath the ground and at shallow and deep depths tMiieath (he sea. it reaches the conclusion that the air-burst type is the most widely destructive. Without menttoning the' hydrogen bomb, it pointed out that the damaging effects are increased as the ener8 uu°' any ' atc ™i c bomb- goes up—althougrl not in direct propor- l'™:.?." 1 '*»!«• th »t "tears are led tightly iilding to ling debris could ever contaminate the who'll «p-ld with radioactivity. Pros »nd Cons DiscusMd It also" discussed the pros snd cons of radiological war fa re "-the possible use of radioactive poisons as a weapon distinct from either the A-bomb or the H-bomb—but indicated that studies on this subject arc still inconclusive. It told of medical measures designed to trc.it atomic casualties. Medical experts declared that people who survive the initial blast and Us immediate effect have a good chance of recovery even though injured. The measures are standard practices utilized for the treatment of burns and other injuries. Officials said there is no specific treatment against "radiation sickness" but that clrugs like aureomy- cin and penicillin offer much promise of combating secondary infections that can accompany it. 'Hie book also outlined methods 'or combating the contamination of People, houses, city streets water supplies mid other things with rt- dloactlvity materials resulting- directly or Indirectly from «n itomle exlosion. Hrre are highlights: 1. If you think that radioactive dirt or other particles h»v« been deposited on your 5 kin, rub vigors. oiwly with soap and wal*r. In a dire emergency, such things 11 paper, straw, grass, leaves or sind will remove radioactive substances from (he skin If applied with vigor. Any materials used, though must later be disposed of—such as by burial—because they will be radioactive. - (In an area heavily contaminated by radioactivity, people would have to leave until the radiations had subsided lo a safe level. However, (hey might also come «nrt go lor periods limited so as not to g«t an overdose of radiation.) 2. If paved streets are contaminated, fiilshlng with water—perhaps with the a id of strong detergents, street cleaning, or vacuum sweep- Ing—might be the first steps. 3. Contaminated soil on parks and liwns might be dealt with by turning the soil over. 4 Properly covered foods, canned goods or any materials in dust- proof wrappings should undergo little or no contamination. But there seems to be no feasible means for salvaging unprotected food. s. Certain procedures commonly used for the purification of water supplies should aid In decreasing contamination. In case of doubt, outright distillation of suspected water should make It fit to drink. That was found true at Bikini, site of A-bomb test. But note: mere boiling of water is of no value. 6. Plastic paints and other easy- to-remove coverings offer means of protecting surfaces from contamination'. The materials removed would then have to be disposed of. Korean Conflict Mocks World AfterGloriousV-JDay NEW YORK. Aug. 14. <#j-Five years ago this was V-J Day. Japan, the last of the nations that had tried to conquer the world, had surrendered without conditions. A few days before, two atomic ; bombs had brought her empire to Its knees—and ushered mankind Into a new. age. In the United Nations, polite and polished diplomats bowed and smiled as they wove together » new world order. in Europe, the Western powers and Russia linked arms across a shattered Germany. In the Pacific, tortured China saw her 13-year ordeal come to a triumphant close, and American and Russian soldiers hastened to end Korea's 40 years of slavery. In the streets, the people went wild. The barriers broke down Soldiers and sailors forgot their-dlscipline. drank too much, and kissed all the girls in sight. It was peace, wasn't it? It was the real McCoy. Sex Slaying . Marked Solved CHICAGO, Aug. 14 W)_The »ex slaying 19 months ago of 10-year- old Roberta Rinearson has been marked "solved " State's Attorney John S. -Boyle said last night that a 36-year-old father of three had re-enacted the kidnaping and slaying.on » lonely country road near suburban Li- Grange the night of Dec..n. 1948. Boyle said a man, Oeorge Lettrich, Jr., admitted the crime during a lie detector examination early Sunday morning In which he »lso was questioned about two other sex offenses against young girls. Carves Out, Hobby LOS ANGELES (AP) — By rtay, Peter Zeolla fashions fireplaces of marble for the homes of the wealthy. By night the 52-year-old stone cutter relaxes wiht & hobby—chipping stone. His idea of resting is to fetch his tools and chisel delicate designs on a rough slab of marble or onyx. Handmade ashtrays, bookends and lamp stands are hlx specialty. His latest creation: a scale model of a C-47 twin-engined transport plane fashioned out of brittle onyx —even to the wings.. It took him two months to complete. Swimming Mileage CHICAGO fAP)—If you ever see a big, bronzed fellow swimming far of/ the Chicago shore, chances are it will he William Lewis Glfford. Gifford—he's 58 and weighs 200 Iiounds— has been stroking through Lake Michigan's waters for 15 years. His season begins in April and ends In November. The temperature of the water determines the length of his swim. He carries a thermometer around his waist. Tlie warmer the water, the farther he goes. He figures he has swum 500 miles a year and now ts well past the 7500-mile mark. No, he's not a candidate for an English Channel crossing, i St. Louis Bus Strike Ended ST. LOUIS, Aug. H. If,-St. Louis bus drivers and street car operators ended their three-day strike early today. Acting Mayor Charles E. Albanese announced the men decided to return unconditionally to their Jobs. The public service company said It expected to be In full operation by early morning. Sanitarians Inspect Hot Lunch Projects Inspection of hot lunch projects m various county schools which are holding summer sessions was completed the past week by William Mitchell, county tanitary engineer and Sam Dickey, county sanitarian' ll was announced Saturday. Mr/Mitchell said the inspections were made to determine whether recommendations and suggestions given school authorities In an earlier inspection were complied with. No Cruise Landings HAIFA, Israel (API—Israelis are going m for something new—Mediterranean cruises without any ports of call. Nearly 300 tourists left in the steamer "Artza" recently tor a five-day pleasure voyage ,but the vessel did not put In at »ny foreign port. The national treasury imposed the restriction to save foreign cour- rency. !i E IL«wiisiiB^ tun LEAVE m iPiililS .».t". l ?_ m ?.'; h < il ««tioa—..„__ BLYTHEVn.LB. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS y"«" "»('i- btiild n <£ r«<J Wood. Ul-slom.chdi.mioa 'i appetile. At .„» ^'"'"-••i^llUI '•a.», TH Fmnti F«Wy Hnj l-Kitm,', »»»•"» RUKDQWM •* IM Trtc Fit 71 YOT ft DEUCKHIS FOOD! KnJ%.v breakfast, lunch or dinner j n aircondilionedi comfqrf af the brand new Ulylhcville Motor Grill Really GOMTFood . . . pre pared th^^^ you like it. /A °P^^W& Nighf Except Sunday rille Motor Grill Mrs. Marie Meharg, M^r. F " s1 Nnrlh nf I'btheville .Motor Co. on Broadway -poisonous AEROSECT * - *• (AST, tCONOMICAL .. r AMOSECt k ^ h, ,/, IfFCCIIVt. . . . H -ill » I * y *"-A>ltl ASKOSSCI ""'•. '. "o«^«r,n.ki. k.Th d iil 1 " y<1 ™ M"->«i?,™^ «• <lr.tl««. A w. «to«, it.tr * — ••* />ir»»«cf Hubbord Hardware Jnm RE M CA , RRIE S ON-*'.* S M Pll r ,» h f, of Seoul a the n'; iS <r<T, ^ IV' C '" l " l; °' '"• a »«""'<"'" Koi a' the hi si (J. S. Irade fair now being held in Cbicag,, croup of South Koienns in tins country lake an optimistic their country's fmure and have leased UOO square feel of s exhibiting meichaudise at the fail. cim dol A small vie o pace lor Little Rock Reserve Unit {[m Porl Company to active duly PAGE THREE Convict Removed From Carolina Jail For Own Safety OAWESVILLK. On., A.m. ». « -An ex-convlci who admitted kill- in? two nttie gin s a , Kl t | U . lr tnl|l( , r was removed today from „ sma)) South Carolina lull, where a huge crowd hud gathered, and Ukcn Into Georgia. Curtis Khedd. 30, »•„, placed In jail here. ,, TI VVGeorgia Hislnvay Pair?) s-M w n ,7' S '""' rel "°ved ahedd from Walhalla, B.C.. where „ crowd of between 3.000 Olld 4 ,000 had clustered last nii;]it. Fifty National r.uardsmcn were sent into W 0 )h.ilj n «.hcn the crowrt began lo swell. Th ry surrounded the dcrlv cvfr >'tJiiii(f remained or-' The crowd soon dwindled At Wnllialla, sheriff Kddl'e Wea- tlicr* s-ald Sliedd was moved Ihrouph about 101) iiM-som wilhmil incl.tent Property damspo from tornadoes NEW RED CHIEF?-Reports fiom Canton, (he capital of Communist-occupied China, say I ha I Die next mililnry chief in Manchuria mi B ht be Russian, trained Gen. Lin Pj ao , nbove at present commander of the crack toiieth Held Army. Manchuria, which is adjacent lo Korea, Is of tremendous slralegtc Importance in boll: Iho hoi end cold wars The average American consumes MO eggs annually. Ordered to Active Duty NORTH LITTLE ROCK. Ark., . ., Aug. 14. (IP) —Another greater Little] Hock reserve unit has been ordered lo active duty. Fourth Army headquarters at Ft. Sam Houston. Tex has ordered the 233th Transporta- T'le 233th. the first transportation coinjKiiiy in Arkiimns to be j alerted, is made un of Negro enlisted men and while officers. The! company j s ,, ar t O f a battalion with! other crmp:mies in Pine Bluff ami Hot Springs. SKYLINE SHOW STARTS 7:30 P.M. 2 CARTOONS TON ITS HEY KIDS FREE EALOQNS NOW SHOW STARTS 7:30 LAST TIMES TON1TE "Yellow Sky" at 9:05; "Trouble Preferred" ;,t 7:37 * K) :5S born to rnic...she was born to love !! TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY DOUIil.E KKATUKE I>IUJ(;HAAI / R0001N6 THE (.AND y WITH « CARSON , » Y «« SOTHERW ALWAYS A COLOR CARTOON "~ ' ' LAST TIMES TONIGHT ... *8& The hilarious tile of » Talking Army Mule ...and a dumb 2nd JLooie who darn near •wrecked the DONALD O'CONNOR MEDINA • MSU PITTS f MY COLLINS-JOHNMcINTIRE I "Francis' Monkey Short — Latest News 2 Color Cartoons . i , (< ^ t nami TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY DOUBLE fEATURE JANE P\ MARLEIIE I I / MICHAEL 'CH/IHD YMAN DIETRICHWILDINGTODD HWff/Vf/fBROS. PICTURE Mtweo HOCKS)* FASTW THANFUKY. 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