The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
Page 14
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FOURTEEN PAGES BLYTIIEVn-LE (AKK.) COUKISR TUESDAY, FEBRUAY 2S, 1950 Plan Would Net 10 New Channels Former FRC Member Submits Idea for Added TV Ranges YORK, Feb. 15. — Now comes O. H. Caklwcll, member of the first Federal Radio Commission set up in 1927, with a plan to produce 10 more television channels right away. He calls it a "sensible solution." Along with numerous technical advantages. Dr. Caldwell says his scheme would give a continuous turning range, something not possible under most other proposal 1 ). The matter oj new TV channels has been somewhat subordinated while the question of (he addition of color Is being worked out by the FCC. However, the commission has proposed to make extra room by opening the experimental space be- tvren 470 and 890 megacycles for commercial telecasting. Outside ot laboratory test equipment, no standard apparatus for use on these frequencies has been made ready so far. Here's the suggestion of Dr. Caldwell, now editor of Tele-Tech, electronics trade magazine, Transfer to television that territory just above channel 13 from 216 to 27B megacycles, at present assigned for Government and development use but also containing a 5-megacycle band for amateurs. This would give loom for 10 new channels to Dnce He Paid to Throw Them Away; How He Seeks Vintage '28 Video Set WHITMAN ON TV—Shown abovrir Revue, another one of the now TV is a scene from the Paul WliiU'iinin j allows tlml you wilt be able lo see after the coaxial cable goes into use tomorrow. (Photo courtesy of Th< Coniniurciiil Appeal) Paul Whiteman Gives Services To Provide Fun ior Teen Club WHOQUNIT SOtVEK — Tills is Private Detective . Martin Kane, whose crime case adventures will be shown n the weekly program "Martin Kane, Private Eye" each Thursday night over'WMCT. 1 In real life, h«'s William Gargan, veteran film actor, tPhoto courtesy Commercial Appeal) fly I.dt* Duller Associated i'rcss Writer PHILADELPHIA, Feb. J5.—Tele- vision is giving more Minn 3000 teen-age Philadelpliians a chance to have fun and be good. For four hours every Saturday night the boys nod girls, between 18 and 19. dance, sing and net for the entertainment or all. One hour of the fun is televised. The whole Teen Club idea Is the brain child of orchestra leader Paul Whiteman. The kids jam into the 103rd Engineers Armory at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday—and dance nncl entertain until ll:30. From 3 to 9 the Teen Club Is on TV. *'Whit email, aided by his pretty and talented 17-year-old daughter. be numbered H to 23, To compensate for the vacated assignments. Dr. caldwoll woulri shift oil except the ainr.teurs to the lower end of the experimental TV band, turning over Ihc space up to 530 mega envies. The amateurs would go in at 21G- 281 megacycles. The fact that the turning ran^e would be continuous, he Insists, would simplify construction of receivers us well ns adaptors, Transmitters already have been designed for these channels. That means, lie adds, they could be occupied immediately without any particular engineering delay. In cold climntes some car drivers put a pint of wood alcuhol into a tankful of ga.soiine to improve engine starting. By IE It'll AK1> KI.KLNKK NKA Sluff rorrcsjionilcMl LONG ISLAND CITY, N. Y.— I <NKA)— If you've got a 22-year-old elevislori receiver lurking In your : attic, Isndnre Goldberg would be •cry interested in hearing from .'Oil. It may come as a shock to learn .hat television is that ancient, but regular daily telecasts were earned in 1928 Goldberg is (he man responsible ior making the early receivers and putting on the early programs. No\v he'd like to find one of his old sets. "I bctcha I must have paid to :mvc Ihc darn things thrown away in '29,*' he says, "if I'd kept up (hose programs, I'd have gone broke," 1C was on August 15, 1928, that New York newspaper carried a small story on the event undo Ihc' headline "PEOPLE'S IMAGES TO BE CARRIED ON RADIO.' * * ' . * Goldberg, jire-sitlenl of Pilot Radio Corp., has been in radio since 1903 whim he began fiddling around with cat's \vhiskers receivers and started a mail-order business for early rudio amateurs. The irtna of transmitting pic- furos throiM-ih the air is an old one, but Goldberg says, "I \vas only dope who was dopey enough Lo keep going." His chief engineer in 1928, John Geloso, perfected a system d on the "Nipkov* Disk," which was developed Th c lo keep going." early as 1882, Tliis was a mechanical, rather than electronic, method of transmitting images. It vr«s a elmnk'a! scanning system which directed the picture into units anc then iccromposed it. The .screen oi those 1928 television receivers was ] Vi Inches square. To produce that, image, a disk 30 inches in diameter needed. For a screen of 10 inches a normal-sized one totiay the disk would have to be aboui: 16',-j fee' iti diameter, a trifle large for tin average living room. MX Vim:o SliT: The public suspected mirrors. Another problem which made Ih 1928 ic.stiver uneoinmc/oial wa. that (he rfkfc at the transmitter and (lie disk at the receiver had to be rotating at exactly the same speed. The slightest variation anc (.he screen went blank. Actually, tile poo r commercial possibilities of the developmen were what made Goldberg quit After four or five months of dailj telecasts, with an hour In the after noon and another in the evening, hi decided to move his plant to Lasv rence, Mass-, and the whole thing was dropped. His company didn't mamifactur receivers in 1928. It sold plans and parts to amateurs. For $100. a per son could get the works. About 600 uch kits were sold. The early telecasts were received avorably by the press. "The linages were not perfect,' but they were eadily recognizable," wrote a Lew- Eton, Me., reporter who had wit- lessed a telecast. Programs consisted mainly ctf singers and Instrumentalists. They were transmitted from Coytesville, N. J., now Port Lee. The person be televised sat in a booth lac- ,ng three large photo-electric cells arranged in a triangle on a wooden frame. In the center was a six- inch opening for the camera. camera wasn't mobile, and the ject had to sit still or his image was lost. • * * In October of 1928, the television gadget was shown at the Electrical and Industrial Exposition at New York's Grand Central Palace. "Visitors who wish to do so may have their images teJe- vised," said a note in the program. Goldberg recalls that the lines were terrific, and that once police had to be called to stop a miner riot of persons wanting to be lele- vised. "But most of them thought it was a fake," he says. "They thought it was done by mirrors." Television today, according' to Goldberg, is 05 per cent perfected. The Image, he says, is as clear as it ever will be, althnugh minor refinements, such as elimination of ghosts, need to be made. "Only color and transmission on ultra high frequencies, for the folks In the sticks, remain to he perfected." he says. A screw can he put into hard wood much easier If soap Is rubbed into the threads. Margo, manages the shenanigans. Whitcman, who lives on a large cattle farm in nearby Lambcrtville, N. j., conceived the Teen Club after n similar group proved effective in LambErlville. He says: "It helps curb juvenile delinquency. It gives the kid.s n chance to blow off steam, and Lo show how good they arc." The Philadelphia Teen Club Saturday night parties art- open only to members and their friends. Members of the club arc recruited by relief agencies, the Y.M.O.A., Y.M.H.A,, Lions Clubii, Rotary and American Legion. Each application is screened and checked to ascertain the youngster's Interest. Whiteman himself donates his services. He auditions most oE the acb and occasionally leads the orchestra. 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