The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1950 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 21, 1950
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PAGE FODB BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1950 Hydrogen Bomb Will Require High Temperatures arid Much Pressure to Cause Explosion • By Howard W. Blckeslce • ' Associated Press 1 Science Editor KEW YORK, Jan. 21. C/P>—A hydrogen bomb Is merely I lot of hydrogen cu which explodes by the simple process of fuslne hydrogen atoms together to form helium gas. In this fusion a lot of energy is given ot(. The amount Is seven times greater than Die energy from an equal weight ol the splitting atoms In A-bombs. So this hydrogen bomb rates about 1.000 times stronger than an A-bomb because of possibly less trouble In Handling the mass. To produce this explosion, you* : — need temperatures and pressures of' millions of degrees and pounds, such »s exist in the sun. An A-bomb gives you both—but only, momentarily. ' The question is—can science use the momentary A-bomb (lash 10 set off a hydrogen bomb? The troubles are serious. It Is true that hydrogen docs just this in the sun and stars to make their heat. But the chaw Is not ilircctly hydrogen Into helium. The hytlra- gen first changes carbon Into nitrogen, the latlcr inlo oxygen and then down the icale to helium as the final product. That process may take too long to furnish an explosion. It would also require many time.s more carhop In the bomb than hydrogen. There's no evidence that if you started the hydrogen flash It could continue by Itself long enough to explode. In fact, some scientists have held that only sustained million-degree temperatures would make It- possible. niscorcrirj Still to Be Made On the other hand, the prospects for success rest on a number of facts. One Is that scarcely anything Is yet known about the details oi this process of nature. ; This means possible short-cuts to .b« discovered. It Is a fact that there «re three kinds of hydrogen to plaj with, plain, double weight—known .to the public as heavy water—ar.c a triple weight hydrogen, known as tritium, ind with some mean radioactivity. These complicate and increase the possibilities. A five-year chain of events leads up to the present hydrogen bomb Soon »fter the war ended, Dr. Rob 'ert M. Hutchins, chancellor of thi s University of Chicago, said new horrors in physics laboratories migh( •make the A-bomb obsolete In flvi years. He did not explain. .In IMS, the hydrogen bomb wa: named by John J. McCloy. then as sisUnt secretary of war. He said hi: Information came from scientist vho had actually worked on the A- bomb. They told him that, working at the wartime pace, we were wlth- n t\vo years of producing a hydrogen-helium type bomb 1000 times nore powerful. Next year, Dr. W. O. Roberts; iuperlntendent of the high altitude obser 'alary, of Harvard and the University of Colorado, wrote that superbomb of the hydrogen-hell- m type for detonation by an A- bomb was on the drawing boards. The same, Dr. Philip Morrison, of Cornell, one of the Los Ala- i'os bdmo scientists, was quoted .lint "the possibility exists" for lydrogcn-helhim bomb. Facts Clnscly C.unrdrd No one hns been definite. The ossip has persisted quietly. A year ago, Ger.cral MacArthur was re- jortcd to have mentioned a bomb L.ono times more powerful. How much worse is a hydrogen bomb? At 1,000 times niore power- rut its concussion won't lay every- :hing flat for 1,000 miles—but only 10 miles. That's a radius, meaning the possibility of flattening most everything over 300 square miles. Will there be radioactivity from this bomb? Probablv, but not likely from so many different kinds ol atoms. But you will have all the present A-bomb radioactivity anyhow. One horrible possibility is In the published scientific records. It is that when a nuclear bomb gels powerful enough, the flash of scar- Ing heat will rise In direct proportion to Increase ' in energy of the bomb. That, if It should come true, might mean scaring heat reaching out hundreds of miles. Under the atomic energy law. only the President of the United States has the right to tell you how much of the hydrogen bomb reports are correct. Every one else on the inside has lir>s sealed by a possible death pen- ally. Those who talk freely are outside the know. Memphis, Little Rock Show Drops in Sales ST. LOUIS, Jan 21. (AP)—Memphis. Louisville and Llttk Rock all recorded drops In dollar volume of department store sales for the week ended last Saturday a* compared to a similar period a year ago. That was the report yesterday of the federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The bank said dollar volume was off 4 per cent at Memphis, 3 per cent at Louisville and 1 per cent In Little Rock. St. Louis recorded nt 1 per cent rise. Britain's Leboritts Hold out Candy to Voters LONDON, Jan. 21. (AP) — The Labor government announced yesterday a hike in Britain's bacon and candy ration starting Jan. It. The Increases—which come jurt 26 days before the general election —will raise the bacon »llow»nce from four ounces * week to live and the candy ration from four ounces to four and a half. Food Minister John Strachey said the bacon increase will continue until slocks are reduced to "a normal prudent level." The sweets Increase Is "until further nollct.", RUSTIC INN COFFEE SHOP—Shown above is the new colfcc shop of the Rustic Inn, located at the Intersection of Walnut and Division Streets, which lecently underwent complete redecoratlon and enlarge- and dining room. ment. The city's newest eating place will open tomorrow under the man, igemont of B nav|d ^ Bj|] |g manaB( . r 0 , tlle mfCw SM01 , Colorado Coo/ Miners Form New Union to Get /oice in Work Stoppages CANON CITV, Colo,, Jan. 21. f/Pi —A small group of Colorado miners —"dissatisfied with Ihc way things were run In the UMW"—are setting up their own coal mine union, Organisation of the independent inlon was confirmed today by Thomas Shcllnut of Canon City He Is serving as secretary-treasurer of the group Incorporated as the Coal Miners of the Rocky Mountain Em.-ire. Their biggest grievance, he said was ''not having anything to say about work stoppages." One clause oT the group's constitution is that British Tailors Lash Back at Idiotic Fashions Women Design for U. S. Men Bj H»l Cooptr LONDON, Jan. 21—(SV-The bible of British tailoring lowered the boom yesterday on the new U- S. "paision fashion" for men. :' Skirts lor the well-dressed male? Tt can't happen here, said .the trade Journal Tailor and Cutter. : Blouses with polka dots? Dress : «llk trousers? No, sir, by gad, sir. :,i : "Friday the thirteenth of Jan- iuary," the magazine warned, "may ;jo down u a black day tor men's 'fashions. 1 ' - That was the-day when the show , of futuristic men's wear designed by women went on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Tailor and Cutter expressed loathing and horror at the pastel •shades, dainty materials and "blaze 'of potential effeminacy." "Mm must be led slowly along the road of color and design," It declared. "The ideas shown at the 'collection are likely to do more 'harm than good- Startled, the man .•will withdraw even further into his :gloomy shell." In its outrage, Tailor and Cutter 'let fly an ungentlemanly slap at women in trousers—right where they sit down. "Of particular interest to us,' U slid crisly, "was the news thai one of the designers wanted men ,o near skirts. "Though we offer little hope o •such a fashion catching, it is cer- aln that men would look belter I: skirts than women look in trousers "For men may be padded to ,hat curvaceous splendor so es- ;ential to the skirt wearer—whilst he reason why women shouldn't wear trousers will remain as diffl- u!t to reduce as ever." Harrison Soon (o Get Rail Service Restored HARRISON Ark., Jan. 20. W')— The Arkansas and Oxarks Railroad hopes to begin operating between Hainson and Scliginan, Mo., within two weeks. This was disclosed by General Manager S. A. Joffe yesterday. PerinLssion to operate over the fi5 miles ot track was granted Thursday by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Moose population In Alaska is about 30,000. any woik stoppage must be vole<i on by all members. Victim of Nephrosis Needs Watermelons ST. MAIITINSVILLE. La., Jan. W')—Another case of Ncphrosts was reported In South Louisiana yesterday accompanied by another plea for watermelon Juice to combat it. Seven-ycar-oid Agnes 'Stansbury of JeancrcUc is in St. Martlnsville Clinic will) the dreaded kidney ailment that causes painful swelling of the body and is fatal in many cases. Earlier this week. 2-year-old Bernard Wiltz, Jr., of Lafayette was seriously ill with the disease but responded to a diet of watermelon juice and has made remarkable recovery, his physician said. An appeal by the Lafayette Ad vertiser for the out-of-season melt): juice was answered from as far dis points as Havana, Cuba. Tiie call for the juice to help Ag nes was sounded today by her Doctor. A R. Corn, who said she needed th ee glasses daily. He said the little girl was "very seriously ill." More than 20.000.000 Christmas trees are cut each year in the U.S BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS to the Rustic Inn BLYTHEVILLE FLOWER MART South Highway 61 Bar Assciation Names Sex Crimes Committee LITTLE ROCK, Atn. 21—fflV- Pulaskl Prosecutor John E. Coatcs, Jr., has been named to head an Arkansas Bar Association comtu.lttee on sex crimes. The group is to cooperate with other agencies in the pvoblem of combatting sox crimes and to assist in preparing legislation to tighten Arkansas laws against sex crimes. Oilier members of the committee appointed by Cecil Warner. Fort Smith, Bar Association president, are: Circuit Judge Charles \v. bight, Paragould; Prosecutor Tex P. Cox- scy r Bcrryville; Prosecutor James Pilkinton, Hope, and former Attorney General Jack Holt- CONGRATULATIONS DURO- CHROME CORP. ONGRATULATIONS to the RUSTIC INN Our Part: Furnishing And Installing Mirrors & Glass Blytheville GLASS & PAINT CO. East Main Street Our Hearty Congratulations to the RUSTIC INN on the opening of their smart, modernized restaurant. It holds a promise of new comfort and pleasure to you when dining out . . an achievement made possible in partbytheirexcellentheat- ing and refrigeration equipment.gjt And when you want the finest in any one of these Sines .. . electrical, heating, commercial refrigeration or air conditioning . . . just call and we'll be "At Your Service." CITY ELECTRIC CO Blytheville "At Your Service' Osceola

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