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the week end. t
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to her home in
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Elisabeth Phillips and Miss Sudie
Kirkkm&n spent the week end with
their parents in their |
Id its issue of September 6, the]
Saturday Evening Post printed
article that an editorial note
terized as "perhaps the most
ately important message" it
liah this year. Entitled -j
Heady for a fush-Button War?" and
written by Joseph and Stewart Al
sop, it deals with the much publicis
ed and little understood topic of
guided missttMfci""" ^ ?v*''
The principle of guided-misaile
warfare is simple enough. A button
on a switchboard will be pushed, and
a few minutes later a rain of missiles
of incredible destructiveness will der
scend upon enemy targets. There
will be no warning. The missiles will
travel infinitely faster than sound,
and so will arrive in complete silence.
Factories, bridges, power plants,
railroads, communications, even |
tire cities will be instantly destroy
ed?along with thousands and pec
haps millions of people. The enemy's
capacity to make war Will cease to
exist; and the conflict will lis decided
in a matter of hoars. ' * .,l? ? *
That id the concept We already
have, irf the atomic bomb and other
weapons, the charges these missiles
will carry. The problem is to pro
duce a suitable missile. It is in other
words, purely a problem of develop
ing a vehicle.
The Alsops begin, their remarkable
article with two statement* made to
them by a researcher in the field. He,
said: "The first thing to understand
about guided missiles is that there
aren't any. But the second thing to
understand about guided .missiles is
that,there will be."
When will practical missiles be
ready to take to the air?and to thp
spaces beyond? The Alsops offer an
answer to that baaed on extensive in
terrogation of the, scientists. It is
expected that an antiaircraft missile
which will be guided by wonderfully
perfected radar, and Whose purpose
will be to destroy invading planes,
will be ready in two to five yeare.
The intermediate strategic missile,
which will be'fired from planes,
ships or forward baaed; may be prac
tical in six to ten yean. Finally,
niissiles of the ultimate destructive
[ power, with ranges up to 5,000 miles!
which will msfee possible direct in
tercontinental warfare, may appear
in ten to 18 years.
Headers may wonder why no
tion has been made of the German
V-2'missile which caused tremendous
destruction in England in the last
stages of the war. The reason is that
| researchers regard it as having been
primitive in thh extreme, although It
tfacte marvel of mechanical ingenui
ty and daring. Its range wgs short,
and it could not be accurately guided.
The V-2, by comparison with the
missiles now on the drawing boards,
will be like a muzzle loading blund
erbuss opposed to a naval rifle.
The .technical problems connected
?with the development of missiles lit
erally stagger the lay mind. Even
the Alsoffcin a long article, have
1 -m?* ' ??? - I ?-?vw
In the Laboratory phase. And, dwarf
ing all other difficulties, is that of
guiding the nuss^with
As an example of the Jules Vern
like conceptions altering into the
guidance problem, the Alaops .cite
one projected method whereby what
ta*??* ?* sw j ?? iiw
amounts,to a navigating bridge*will
be built into a missile. As the missile
proceeds! instruments will take posi
tion from the star* and constantly
to other instru
which in turn will operate en
The missile will thus be
to its target precisely as a
ship is hffmght into a port.
Achieving gnat distance is anoth
er terrific problem. One scientist be
lieves that may be ultimately solved
"by joining two or i?re missiles to
gether. One, for instanoe, would
furnish the thrust for taking the mis
sile off the ground and into the at
mosphere whpre, at a given point,
the second missile carrying the war
head would be "lacked off, its
gines would, automatically start, its
IMllt .g a, w ? ? A ' IaL. I, ^
gruioance equipment wouw taxe over,
and It proceed to the target
What will be the coat of all this?
No one really knows. Missiles will
cost $6,000,000 or $7,000,000 each to
build, once we?or another nation?
leant' how to build thajjp A suitable
wind tunnel for tasting will
mom than $1,000,000,000, not count
ing maintanaaea. like total cost will
than the cost of developing ml mak
ing the atomic bomb,
utter destruction .becomes more
more expend!** ?
Finally, must we give oUr m
and pur scientific energies to perfect
ing and manufacturing missiles? The
AI~I" 5" Xw' ^
they are working with- the problems
of atomic power.
excellent crop of soybeans on
field. This was followed by 3300
pounds of time, 600 pounds of an 0
12,12 fertilizer per acre. Ibe land
was prepared-in a good seed bed and
seeded to Ladino clover, blue grass
and orchard grass, la February of
next year, Mr. Cobb plans to
Dallis grass sad Kobe lespedesa. We
believe this field *4f nuke an ex
cellent pasture for Mr. Cobb's beef
cattle and serve as an excellent de
monstration for other farmers.
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