THURSDAY, JULY 1, 19U BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER WEWS PAGE FTV1 Rain Makers— Cloud Seeding in Future May Become \ Potent Weapon of War, Flood, Drought (3rd of a Series) By FRANK CARET AP Science Reporter WASHINGTON (AP) — It may someday be possible to cause torrents of rain over Russia by seeding clouds moving toward the Soviet Union. Or it may be possible — if an opposite effect is desired—to cause torrents' of rain over Russia by seeding clouds moving toward the Soviet Union. Or it may be possible — if an opposite effect is desired — to cause destructive droughts which would dry up food crops by "over- seeding" those same clouds. And fortunately for the United States, Russia could do little to retaliate because most weather moves from west to east. in some future total war "should The possibility such a spectacular device as this might be used in some future total war "should Desegregation Ccf; Be Carried TooFar-Bunche NEW YORK (IP) — The director of the United Nations Division of Trusteeship, Dr. Ralph Bunche, is a Negro. He is strongly in favor of desegregation. But, he told the 92d annual convention of the National Education Ass. last night, he thinks it can sometimes be carried too far. He said he had accepted an invitation at the University of Arkansas after receiving assurances that the Fayetteville audience would not be segregated. Afterwards, he said, th man in charge saw him to his train and sheepishly confessed: "You know, when you wrote and asked about segregation we were in a spot. We had no intention of segregating the meeting, but the fact it that there are only about 15 Negroes in this whole county, and they, are mostly sharecroppers who wouldn't turn out to hear Booker T. Washington himself. "So, just to make sure' you wouldn't think we were cheating you, .we sent runners all the way to Little Rock and Pine Bluff to drum up enough Negroes to make a showing-" "I think that's carrying desegregation too far," „Bunche told his audience, "and I think some of those Negroes who traveled 250 miles to hear me speak thought so too." not be discounted," according to the man who heads a group set up by Congress to advise it on the chances for success cf plans to control the weather, Weather Control Seen Capt. Howard Orville, USN, Ret., who charted the weather for Doolittle's raid on Tokyo and helped prepare the forecasts for the North African and Normandy invasions, is chairman of an 11-member advisory committee charged by Congress with seeing that current efforts at rain making and rain suppression don't get out of hand. It is Orville's personal view that if the United- States would devote the same effort and money to weather experiments that it does to atomic development it could, in about 40 years, "increase precipitation over any area almost at will, using favorable situations." However, he emphasizes that the advisory committee does not take it 'for granted weather. control will or will not work. In the law setting up the advisory group, Congress said application of scientific advances to the problem of weather "appears to be practical." 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Main Ph. 2-2071 But the committee has a corollary job: to determine whether federal legislation is necessary to be sure that attempts at weather modification don't result in disaster, such as "catastrophic droughts, storms, floods and other phenomena. . . .' ' And finally, Congress wants the committee to recommend to what extent the government should experiment with or engage in weather control activities. Work Underway Some federal worv already is under way. Army, Navy, Air Force and Weather Bureau have research projects. The Weather Bureau has been conducting extensive cloud-seeding tests in the Seattle area. Meteorologist Ferguson Hall, the man in charge, says results still are being evaluated. He adds, however, that as of now he does not think weather control on any kind of worthwhile scale will be worked out. 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