The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1953 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 23, 1953
Page 16
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FACE SIXTEEN (AKK.) COUKIKK NEWS V/aJXNKSUAY, DKUmvlBER 2», 195* Atom's Peacetime Role Due To Swell During Next Year By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — The atom's peacetime role appears due to swell in the new year. This seems in the cards whether or not the United Stales and Russia can get together on President Eisenhower's idea of pooling atomic materials for peacetime uses. American industry definitely wants to make more use of the powers that nuclear fission unloose. Washington says business interest has doubled in recent weeks, let them have greater access lo atomic power and by products, from the atom can spring new and better products for consumers, and for industry, .agriculture, chemistry and medicine. Russian consent to talk with the United States offers a ray of hope at this Christmas season that in time the atom can be a peaceful force rather than a world-destroying one. The Russians seem more interested, however, in pushing their own often-rejected scheme for ways of getting A-bombs banned than in talking about an international pool of atomic materials for peacetime use. as the President wants. Even before the Russian agreement, American industry was inspired by the President^ proposal. Business stepped up its interest in the atom and in prodding Congress to allow it a great whack at using atomic energy. England Building Most of the headlines have gone to schemes for turning atomic energy into industrial power through using the heat from atomic pilos to generate electricity. Such plants can be built. One is now being:! built in England. Another will soon . be started here, | The trouble has been, and sfi is, that the plants will be so costl that electricity generated that will be more expensive than powe as now produced from steam water-powered electric plants. One school of industrialists ai gues, however, that mass prodtic tion will bring this cost down. nn> the only way ever to get this i to start now, build costly plant and learn how to build cheape ones as a result of experience. A number of private Indus tria companies have wanted to star such plants. But the Atomic En ergy Commission contends tha these companies have been asking for too high a subsidy from th< government and won't take cnougl of the financial risk and burden themselves. So the commission it self will build the first plant, with aid from private firms. Other industrial uses for the nt.nm cutside the field of power, however, will get the first attention in the new year. Inquiries Doubled ABC officials say that inquiries from industry have almost doubled in recent weeks. Part of this because atomic pot en tin lilies fire the business imagination. Part could be due, also, to the keen competitive a rea tha t business is entering. Business has already learned that the atom can be an Lawyers Study In Comfort LOS ANGELES (/PI— A r.ouplr steps have been taken to ns.sure al- tornej'-s the ultimate in comfort whon they study in the new counly law library, a modern structure just completed tn the Civic Cenler. Cnu- nty officials announced that the library.will be equipped with filters to keep out smog. In addition "melodious. Instrumental type" music will Issue from concealed speakers. In announcing the dedication ceremonies for next Monday, the officials said the soft mucic is designed "to induce concentration." ally (here. That because one of the byproducts of the atomic pile is 'he making of radio-isotopes, or tracers. These are radio-active particles that ran be used to trace the How of oil through a pipe. say. or the use (hat a plant makes of tr-rest of iiidu. L a fiivt'n amount of fertiliser in (he soil, or the effect of a neu'ly dis- shorten the time it takes to make- some products, and cut the costs of making others and of repairing and maintaining equipment. All of Ihese savings will moan more next vear than (his, probnbly. It m;iv explain the increased 111(he atom. II, is also back of 'he push that is to be started next monlh to Man Plays Santa To Unstamped Christmas Cards GRAND PRAIRIE, Tex., llfi— A Grand Prairie man walked into the poet office and asked Asst. Post- I master Roy Chllds whether he had | any Christmas cards mailed without ; stftmps. I Pun- about 200, Childs said. The man thought awhile. "Come • In think of ii," he said. "I behew I ; mailed a card myself last wrek and forgot to stamp it." i lie pulled olll a $5 bill ami handed \ [[ to Child.s. j "Here. 11 he said, "f glles.w (hi ou^ht to cover the positic-e far tho^e •cards ami njiike it a merry Christmas 10 .some people." Winter Hits Hollywood; Snowballs for Sale HOLLYWOOD wv-It's officially winter now. even In Hollywood, where snowballs went on sale for 5 cents apiece. The snow balls refrigerated, of course were available at Hollywood atid Vine as a Christmas touch for native kids who may never have enjoyed rolling their own. Proceeds will go to the Jewish National Home for AsthmuMc Children at Denver. Warrens in California LOS ANGELES lift— Chief Justice Earle Warren and Mrs. Warren. are back In California for thi ho* day season. They «r« on th«lr tht\ trip back since he resigned th« c»li. fornia eovernorshlp. Read Courier Men* covered drup on the human body, j Congress to amend the law so thai These tracers ran help industry \ privale. industry cnn share more produce better products — which I in atomic patents and knowledge companies will very much want to land set more atomic materials and in the competitive year ahead. Radio-active instruments can a chance at using atomic energy itself. "•n Set Date i Canada has no .statutory date | - for holding eloc.tions as there is ; in the United States. Onlv legal j requirement in Canada is thai a j general election must be called 1 every five years. ' ' Say'MeriyChristmas'* •fo Ihe whole ftwify wffh I" a new FRIGIDAIRE *.' • Refrigerator • Range • Washer • Dryer • Freezer • Air Conditioner SALES ADAMS APPLIANCE COMPANY, Inc. 206-08 W. Main J. W. ADAMS, MGR. Phone 2071 n office -typewriter? NCW Instant-Set Margins automatic, accurate, fast! MIW Touch responsive, feather-lightf MEW "Writ,* clean, clear, uniform! MIW Keylcvcr Action speed where it counts! Thij all-new Smith-Corona "Sighty-Eight" Secretarial ij enginwred for tireless touch, effortless speed and action. Try it! In youi own office... Smith-Corona Don Edwards Co Phont 3382 BIylheville, Ark. f ' vJf'^tl '?«- -. t ',* »'•'?', > n v

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