The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1954 · Page 7
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June 17, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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THURSDAY, JUKI N, UN •LYTHWT1-L1 (ARK.) COURIER PAGf 8ETW raw^'^v , - ^' v ^iPH' '- - x - ' '* s '' Afemk l0comoNv« at d«*ign*d by Dr. Lyle C. B«rtt, Profts*or *f Phytto at to Univtraity W When can we ma omic locomotives Atomic locomotives are not just a wild Buck Rogers dream of the distant future. They can be made right now. Plans for an atomic locomotive have already been drawn up. As you can see in the picture above, it would look like a conventional engine, except for a 200-ton steel block in the center, which would house the nuclear reactor. It would have the power of four diesels — yet would run for a year on only eleven pounds of fueL We point this out merely to emphasize the fact that atomic science is progressing much faster than you may realize — opening up fabulous new fields of opportunity for the American people. In fact, America is growing and changing so fast that you might well call this our age of opportunity. Just look, if you will, at some of the things that are happening in the U. S. today: 1 SOARING POPULATION-Each month our population increases • by enough people to make a Syracuse, N. Y., or a Des Moines, Icrwa. By 1960 there will be about 180 million of us. This means huge new demands for everything people eat, wear and enjoy. 2 MONEY AND SAYINGS--Americans have over twice the spend• ing power today than we had in 1940. And savings have risen from $68.5 billion in 1940 to an estimated $250 billion in 1953. 3 WE'RE GOING SUBURBAN - With new suburbs springing up • like magic near every city, there's a tremendous demand for houses and everything that goes in them. Not to mention schools, streets, hospitals and shopping centers. 4 MORE LEISURE TIME—Americans are working shorter hours— • and today 40,000,000 people have paid vacations. This is a great boon to the hotel and transportation business, to the sport, hobby and entertainment fields. 5 $500 BILLION OPPORTUNITY-Because we've grown so fast, • and because the war halted civilian construction, there is now a $500 billion backlog of demand for goods and services to build highways, schools, offices and factories — a backlog that must be filled. (For example, we have to nearly double our school system in the next few years.) Any way you add it up, America today is a land of phenomenal growth, change and expansion. And in the long run, you're bound to benefit - whether you're a businessman, or a farmer, or a housewife, or an industrial worker. ~ In short, as America grows... so do your opportunities! The better you know America, the better the future looks! The Future of America Send for this booklet, "THE FUTURE OF AMERICA." Never before has America had such tremendous potentials. Read the story of the huge developments now taking place, almost invisibly. Every American should know these facts. For FREE, 24-page illustrated booklet, drop a postcard to; The Advertising Council, "Future of America," 25 W. 45th St., New York, N. Y. This is ont of o strits of full pagt advertisements to be published as a public service by BLYTHEVILLE GOURIER NEWS

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