The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 18, 1954
Page 7
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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK SEVEN NEWS OF THE WORLD IN PICTURES Mojor job is to cut a 27-foot-deep channel along 114-mile stretch from Montreal, Canada, to Ogdensburg, N. Y. Other channels require dredging. Seven locks, five dams planned. Seaway would give protected ship route from vast new ore deposits in Labrador to Midwest steel mills JOINTU.S.-CANADA SEAWAY $600 million project would supply 2,200,000 hp. of electrical energy to New York, Ontario, Quebec and New England. The cost will be shared equally between New York and Ontario. L. Superior 602 ft. devotion MacArthurLock(27ft. Welland Canal (25 ft.) Industrial Lake cities to be ocean portVopen to 80% of world's shipping: CHANNEL DEPTHS PUTTING- ON THE SQUEEZE-Opera star Lily Pons seems to be straining for a bigb note as conductor Max Rudolph pulls on her corset strings. In Atlanta, Ga., for a performance of "Lucia," she was persuaded to try on the corset and pantaloons worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone With the Wind." Detroit River (21 ft.) MacArrhurLock(27ft.) Lake St. Cloir (21 ft.)\ St.CbirRiy C rC21ft.) \ \ We ,, ondCon al(25ft.) T International Rapids Section (14 Ft.) St. Francis —_ . , , . . «_ , t \ ,*ection (14 ft.) Thousand Islands section (27 ft.) \ _ , Soulangcs section (14 ft.) Lachirte section (14ft.) Lakes-St. Lawrence "Stcirvay"—Drops 602 feet from Lake Superior to Atlantic. Figures at control points give depth of existing channel. CREAT LAKES "GATEWAY" TO THE ATLANTIC—When President Eisenhower signed the SU Lawrence Seaway bill, a 50-year debate ended, and a dream became a reality. After completion the Seaway will link the large port cities on the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Major project at present will be to cut a 27-foot deep channel from Ogdensburg, N. Y., to Montreal, Canada, shown in detail upper left. The next project will be to enlarge and deepen all waterways west of Detroit, so that ocean-going vessels can travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mesabi Range in Minnesota. The Seaway is expected to play an important part in the defense plans of both the U. S. and Canada., and is expected to fill the Midwest steel mills' need for new supplies of iron ore from the Quebec-Labrador fields. Varying water levels of the canals and lakes along the waterway are shown in chart at bottom. THE T1NKERER—Discarding the conventional monkey wrench, Ling Wong, a favorite at Chicago's Lincoln Park 'zoo grabs an open-end wrench and prepares to go to work on a drill press. But before the part-time machinist could do anything destructive she was wMsked off to hej CM? fey zoo handlers.. LEADS ATTACK?-Red China's famed military leader Gen. Lin Piao may be leading the Communist assault on Dien Bien Phu, French fortress in Indo-China. The charge was made by the American radio "Voice of the UN Command'* in Tokyo, Japan. EXPENSIVE ACREAGE—T. H. Tanner, left, of Kalamazoo, Mich., hands $4 to T. H. Ellis, and receives the deed for a foot- t Square "ranch" in Hunt County, Tex. At that rate an acre would cost $160,000. Immediately after the transaction, Tanner erected fence posts, covered with barbed wire, around the property. He bought the ranch to pay off a bet with a friend back home. Looking on is Tanner's daughter. Billy Jo. RADIOACTIVE CORN-CROWING—Circular patch in the air 1 view above is a radioactive cornfield It's an experimental plot at the Atomic Energy Commission's Brookhavcn National Laboratory at Upton, N. Y. Purpose of the experiment is to determine the effect atomic energy can have on various types of vegetation. In center of the circular field is a pipe, containing a bar of radioactive cobalt 60 wh^h sprays out gamma rays. The pipe can be raised or lowered to spray more or less area as desired Thus effect of the radioactive spray at close quarters and from a distance can be accurately gauged. 'It is controlled from a station in one corner of the large, rectangular field. The plants ore qrrnvn in circular row*-so there will ho oven d : "4ribu<ion of measurement. It was found lh-'"r.v" -n pronuccd <••'.•:• :-r p!,-nts (in-?t contrasts f ? with normal taller-than- i man corn) but possibly of a higher yield because of greater grain ratio. •: OIL-CRACKING GIANT—No, it's not a toy for this little boy, It's a model of a new oil plant. The unit is called a catalytic cracker «nd it will split petroleum molecules to make more and better gasoline. According to officials of the Shell Oil Company in Norco, La,, it will prodrce about one million gallons of gasoline a d?y br-' -s !-".-~o r;ian''.:'-s of other pc'rc-^um products. Tht , qiodel, built to J /4-incb scaje, $frvef a* an engin«rwg «i<V SCRUBBING FOR "BLOOMING" GOOD TIME-The annual Tulip Festival at Holland, Mich., brings out the young and the old for the traditional washing of the streets. Dressed in their picturesque costumes, four-year-old Gretchen Scholten, and her grandfather, William Nies, scrub the streets. "Most Handsome* 'DOUBLE WINNER —There'* been quite a change In viewpoint concerning Elmer Wilson, a Texas Tech student at Lub- bodc, Tex. Recently he wa* yoted the "Ugliest Man" on th« campus and was given aa award by coed Patty Pinson, (top). But last February ha, won the "Most Handsome" award (bottom). All student* participated on a penny-a-vot« jtjasis, with proceeds going toy t the senior gift fundL APT CRITIC—Seven-year-old David Likens, of St. Paul. Minn., famines"critically "Thoughts oC Birds In Flight" created by *ight-year-old Richard St. Sauver. In their original form th« 1 ~-u.rds" were coat hanffers. RAISING THE DOME—At the first glance, one would think that this 136-foot boom was lifting the dome of the Pennsylvania state capitol building at Harrisburg Actually the giant boom was just lowering ventilating upit* in a project replacing utility line* in v tor REAL "ZOOT"-" 2001 » ult * ers" are a real problem in London, England, and this is typical of what the boys weir: Tht garment is cut to Edwardli* styles, consisting of • ronf jacket, narrow trouserj ind a stringy tie. Called "Teddy Boys," they caust troubl* "

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