The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 29, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1954
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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Rain Makers Can Man Control Weather? Faithful Say Yes-Critics Scoff EDITOR'S NOTE — In one of man's earliest attempt* at forcing rain from the skies, he angrily fired cannon balls at likely looking clouds. But since a brilliant discovery in 1946, his attempt has been more scientific and is in .progress on. an impressive scale. Here, in the first of three articles, if the •lory of how he's going about it. College Head Wins Election Demos Namt Byrd For Maryland Post By FRANK CARET AP Science Reporter WASHINGTON (AP) — A scientist breathed into a home-type freezer eight years ago and started a miniature snowstorm that has grown into a blizzard swirling around this question: "Can man control the weather?" Tests of rain and snow making have been hailed as milestones of a new era in man's relation to- nature. The faithful think it may be possible to break droughts and hold back floods, sidetrack hurricanes, prevent tornadoes and hailstorms and dissipate fog at airports. Some even envision man using the weather as a weapon of war- bogging down the enemy's troops in mud, parching his food crops in burning sun, perhaps manufacturing storms to be infected with germs or radioactive dust. Skeptics including scientists of the U.S. Weather Bureau — maintain that evidence is far from conclusive that weather control has any chance of being achieved on a practical scale. There is no clear proof, these skeptics say, that when rain increased it was due to artificial techniques. It might have rained anyway. A committee appointed by Congress to evaluate the tests has not yet reported, but The Associated Press has surveyed representative rain-making operators, clients and scientists. Their conclusions might read like this if you put them in form of a forecast: "Prospects unsettled over the nation. High enthusiasm followed by skepticism in some sections." Rain-making projects were inspired fey what happened one day in 1946 in the laboratory of Dr. Vmcent Schaefer, then of the General Electric Co., in Schenectady, N.Y. Schaefer had been trying to duplicate in the laboratory one of nature's "supercooled" clouds — clouds which contain water in liquid state even though the temperature is below freezing. The water doesn't freeze because it is perfectly pure. He wanted to find out how this "supercooled" water is suddenly changed, in nature, into a snowstorm. He produced clouds by blowing j his breath into a freezer. But he ' couldn't produce snow even though he added to his clouds a variety of materials — soap powder, sugar, talcum powder and volcanic dust. Then "one day he was having trouble keeping the freezer at low- temperature. He dropped some chunks of dry ice into the box. A muiiature snowstorm developed before his eyes. The find touched off a host of experiments involving the "seeding" of clouds with dry ice from airplanes in an effort to make them yield snow or rain. Schacier and other investigators, both civilian and military, claim they produced precipitation by this means — or at least that precipitation quickly followed seeding. Later it was found that silver iodide, dispersed from planes or ^ ^^ ^ generated as a kind of "smoke 5I)OW or rain> from devices on the ground, could serve the same purpose. Crystals of silver iodide closely resemble those of dry ice. The theory is that these substances provide "nuclei" for mil- of tiny ice crystals in the cloud. As the natural crystals attach themselves to the nuclei, the formation grows and eventually falfc to the ground as snow or rain, depending upon the temperature beneath the cloud. In general, seeding works only on "supercooled clouds." Fortunately for the rain makers, a lot of these are floating around, even in summer, only above altitudes BALTIMORE l#— Dr. Harry Clifton Byrd apparently won the Democratic nomination for governor early today by picking up Talbot Comity's four unit votes. This gave the former University of Maryland president 77 unit votes, the number necessary for nomination under Maryland's county unit system, similar to the electoral college in presidential elections. George P. Mahoney. Baltimore paving contractor, had 68, with seven still in doubt. The race was so close in several counties that only the official canvass can determine the winner for certain. It also was likely there would be a demand for recounts. The popular vote, which governs only if the unit count ends in a 7676 tie, stood at 155.432 for Byrd and 152.937 for Mahoney with 1,290 of the state's 1.338 polling places reported. Dr. Byrd was running for his first elective office after 18 years as president of the university. Lack of Funds Holts Korean Relief Program NEW YORK Lf>—American Relief for Korea. Inc.. which was organized in April 1951. has announced a lack of funds will force it to stop operations July 1. The agency was formed to collect emergency relief supplies for victims of the Korean War. Its shipments included 24.484,130 pounds oi clothing or about 65 per cent of all clothing sent to Korea from the free world. After ARK closes, relief supplie for Korea will continue to be collected by the 13 separate agencies that had joined together to form the over-all relief organization. WHAT DO YA HEAR?—Dorothy Moran, right keeps in trim Championships. Miss Moran was runner-up in the Olympic Games. (NEA) 12,000 feet. Three Cents to 20 Cents ' Silver iodide is supposed to have some advantage over dry ice because it can be dispersed in a sort of "smoke" over relatively large areas. Also, it can be dispensed from generators on the ground. Dry ice must always be dropped from airplanes. Silver iodide costs more per pound than dry ice, but a little goes a long way. Rain makers using one or the other of the materials usually charge farmers 3 cents an acre for "seeding" clouds over range land, 20 cents an acre for wheat land. If an area suffers from too much rain, cloud seeders believe "over- seeding" may be the answer. They say that with overseeding it may aiso be possible to sidetrack hurricanes, break up small thunder clouds before they can brew tornadoes and clear fogs from airports. The theory of overseeding is that if enough artificial nuclei are fed into a cloud, all the water in it will be used up in making very small ice crystals, none of which will ever get big enough to fall as Even the most enthusiastic proponents of .cloud seeding grant that much more has to be learned about the inner secrets of clouds before weather control can reach maximum theoretical effectiveness. Various scientists are making intensive studies • of these secrets. One of the most unique studies will be carried on by the recently established Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) at Tucson, Ariz.. jointly operated by the University of Arizona and the University of Chicago. The Sloan Foundation of New York gave $150,000 for the stitute, a radar set will be placed on one of the mountain peaks surrounding Tucson and aimed at rain clouds in the hope of obtaining "echoes" from tiny droplets when they grow big enough to cause rain. Special cameras will be used to photograph the echoes if they show on the radar screen. Automatic cameras will be mounted on other peaks to photograph continually the visible parts of clouds. Air Force plane's and crews are expected to be made available for flights through clouds to take temperatures, study the size of droplets and measure other factors with special instruments. NOTICE The assessment of all property in Street Improvement District No. 5 of Blytheville, Arkansas, was filed in my office on the 28th day of June, 1954, and same is now open for inspection. SEAL W. I .MALIN, City Clerk. 6/29 Japan Builds First Jet TOKYO <7P)—The first jet aircraf engine made in Japan of Japanese design and materials will be completed in September by the Japan Jet Engine Co., Kyodo News Agency reported today. Osceola News By BETTYE NELLE STARK MAKE BELIEVE—Costumed as "priest" and "nun,** six-year-olds Gary Brown and Janet Sue Burke concentrate on their ice crenm cones. The youngsters, performed during gividuatinR ceremonies at St.'John's Convent School in Washington. D. C. WARNING 0 E D E R IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CfflCKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Hazel Howard Fowler, Pltf. vs. No. 12.716 Charles B. Fowler, Dft. The defendant, Charles B. Fowler, is hereby warned to, appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Hazel Howard Fowler. Dated this 28th day of June, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. Atty. for Pltf.: Bruce Ivy KANSAS CITY UP)~Harry S. Truman's condition was listed today as improved although doctors still indicated concern over his reaction to drugs. The former President's recovery, from an emergency appendix and gall bladder operation June 20 has been hampered by his hypersensitivity to antibiotic drugs needed in the treatment. His condition still was serious and ne showed fatigue. Research Hospital reported. A hospital spokesman said last night that there was general agreement among Dr. Wallace Graham, Truman's physician, and other doctors assisting in the case "that his condition is quite unusual and requires special bacteriological studies and treatment." Specialists Help Two specialists in antibiotics have helped as consultants. They are Dr. Alan. Wright and Dr. Fred- crick C. Fink of Brooklyn. N. Y. They are with Charles Pi'iaer & Co.. a " pharmaceutical research firm. Dr. Fink was understood to have returned to New York with speci- j mens for laboratory study in tin el- 1 fort to determine what drugs could be used safely in fighting infections. The hospital's report last night said Truman had slept most of the day and that "his chemical and physiological balance has been kept within normal limits." He was able to take soft and liquid foods, such as eggs. Jello and broth. His temperature fluctuated during the day between 99.4 and 100 degrees. Yesterday. Truman's 35th wedding anniversary, a cake was prepared by the hospital. Mrs. Truman visited her husband and said he seemed to be in good spirits and more alert. $oc>al§ Mrs. Frank Williams wds hostess to the Town and Country Canasta Club for a luncheon Thursday. Guests playing with the members were Mrs. Jack Uaell and Mrs. O. E. Massengill. The Williams' home was decorated in summer flowers. Mrs. Vernon Aston was hostess to her bridge club Friday for a luncheon. Mrs. Elliott Sartain. Mrs. M. S. Nickol. Mrs. Bill Elias and Mrs. Emmet Dunn were special guests. A low bowl of verbenas centered the dining room table. Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Walloon were complimented Friday evening when their children entertained for them iii celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary. A daughter, Mrs. John A. Edrington. and daughter of Zion. 111., came to join her family for the occasion. Mrs. Edrington is the former Miss Ann Mnlock. Mrs. Bobby Dykes had as her guests when she entertained her bridge club Thursday, Mrs. Clem Whistle, Mrs. Clyde Whistle and Mrs. Charles Lownmce III. A dessert course preceded the bridge games. Colorful flowers doc- orated Mrs. Dycss' home. Mrs, R. D. M'eurs entertained her two card clubs Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, when her bridge club met, she had as special guests, her sister. Mrs. L. O. Todd of Kinston, N. C.. Mrs. Sheldon Landing of St. Louis, who is visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Abe Liverant at Luxorn. Mrs. Dave Silverblatt and Mrs. Garner Robbins. Mrs. Silverblatt won high score and Mrs. Bill Joe Edrington won second. A dessert course was served. On Thursday when she enter- tained'her canasta club, trays of canapes and iced drinks were .served. Mrs. O. M. Beckam won high. Mrs. Hurold Hendrix second and low went to Mrs. Harold Smith, All members, were present. Brilliant colored summer flowers add- od § ptrtf not* to th* two tfftiit. Personate Mrs. Maude Hudson, who underwent surgery recently at the Methodist Hospital, came home Friday and is able to receive visitor*. Mrs. Bob Chiles and son, Jimmy, and Miss Billie Oaines Mann accompanied Mrs. Chile's son, Bob, Jr.. to Memphis, where he boarded a train for Corpus Christi to return to his base after several days here with his family and friends. The Scminole Club held its regular monthly buffet supper-danco Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler, Sr., spent several days last week o» Petit Jean Mountain as guest* of Mr. and Mrs. Middleton Semmo*. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Driver are visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Page of Memphis at their cottage at Tort Walton, Fla. Mrs. Darrell Crane and children, Darrell, Jr.. and Jeanette. spent several days last week with Mr». Crane's parents in Piggott. Wade Qumn. Jr.. is visiting hit grandmother, Mrs. Ed Q.uinn. Mrs. Walter Driver is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Jones, in O^crd, Miss. She will leave there to visit her sister, Mrs. Robert Stedman, in Greenville. Miss. Mrs. Sterling Bandy underwent surgery at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Friday morning. Mr. Bandy and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Milligan were with her for the operation. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cromer and small daughter drove to Uniontown, Ala., especially to return their son, Rickie, home from camp. While there. Mr. and Mrs. Cromer spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cromer. Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf invited Mrs. Billy Frazier, Mrs. Arthur Rogers and Mrs. E. L. Taliaferro to join members of her club when she entertained Friday 'with a dessert. Red 'gladioli and shasta daisies were used throughout the entertaining rooms. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Williams and three small sons of Cordell, Okla., are visting Mrs. Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cullom. Sr. Linda and barbara Leasure havo returned home from a 10-day visit in Searcy. FALSE TEETH With More Comfort FASTEETH. n. pleasant Alkaline (non-acid t powder, holds fftlsc teeth more nrmly. To cot and talk in man comrort, Just sprinkie a little FAS- TEETH on your plat,™. No gummy, -tooey. pasty (.Rstc or ferllnp. Checks 'plntc odor" (denture breath). Get FAJ8TEETH At any drug counter Bruce Termini* Company Memphis TentL P. 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