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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Scientist Suggests Microwave Power lly Hit hard I’. Jones MILWAUKIE (DIM) II people nit! really concerned about conserving energy, a professor of electrical engineering says, they should examine more closely lilt* potential uses of microwaves. Dr. Thomas K. Ishii, of Marquette university, said the extremely short radio waves can be used to dry clothes just as they are used to cook food. They can also be used to transmit raw |>ower without Wirt! as well as a person’s voice. Melt Snow Islip said in an interview that man could also use microwaves to melt snow on his sidewalks or heat water in his home. Mic rowoves, with wave lengths between infra red t a diation and television radio waves, were first noticed in the 1920s, when radio operators began searching for more frequencies, Ishii said. He said the age of microwaves opened in 1927 with the development of a good magnetron, a vacuum tube which generates microwaves. Today, Ishii and others are working on a system which would transmit power from one point to another without wire, lh' proposed orbiting solar power .stations in 1967, the year he pioneered in tile development of a microwave-drive motor. Ishii said power generating satellites could be launched today but their electricity would cost three to IO times as much as current from power plants on earth. The biggest problem is converting microwaves into electricity and Ishii is trying to build a microwave motor big enough to drive a generator. Solar Panels “This is just one possibility,” he said. Microwaves could be used to heat water to drive a steam turbine but panels of solar cells would have to cover six square miles to produce enough energy to generate one million watts. I “We just actually scratched the surface,” Ishii said. “There are lots of innovations and improvements that have to be I done.” His microwave motor looks like a simple coil of wire. It is driven by the interaction between microwave current and a microwave magnetic field. The concept is so simple, Ishii said, I he wonders why it was not thought of earlier. Ishii said manufacturers might also look into other areas, The C edar Rapids Gazette: Wed., Feb. 27, 1974 5A particularly the kitchen, and apply what they see to appliances in the laundry. He said a microwave clothes dryer would save time and energy, like a, microwave oven. Ishii said microwave dryers,' like ovens, would be expensive at first. Hut he said the price would probably drop as the market expanded. He said a microwave dryer would be no more dangerous than a conventional dryer. “If the nation is very serious about conserving energy, I think that we have to look at microwave heating very seriously,” Ishii said. 20 YEARS AGO — Thomas L. Pier of Montclair, N.J., thought lie held a world record for donating blood—250 pints in the last 28 years. Over 15 different groups in various finishes and styles. Reduced 10%-30% . , I'?’ ■' *' * '■*; tiffin •' % - ^ / ■*; ,/; ;’v : . • ■ •,>* V'.- - VV/,,. • i. ,/ < -Si , ’>■ “ V * ■ '.v*V: .. 1 * **'. “ X'Ki,v V t,’'.' ' V > ’ 1 . .. v .tiii . "..I ■ y t ) A' f Sr*’ ' lim*' ' ’ L /‘-i .' 'Vt' ' h*:» 1 - •* •' ' WAREHOUSE ■:v.      '    ■' SPACE-CRISIS ii v ^'k'v r We’re jammed to the rafters! No place to go and still more new shipments on the way! Take home bargains up to 50% off and more during this fantastic IN OUR STORE Warehouse Sale! Not long ago, our new building delay and early shipment of furniture coincided. So we had an Unexpected Sale. We offered you brand new home furnishings at ridiculous markdowns. Your response was great, but WE NEED YOU AGAIN! Daily we’ve been receiving new carload shipments of dinettes, recliners, chairs, etc. All efforts to stall those shipments have been hopeless. Our Warehouse is literally jammed to the rafters! We’re forced to sell tons of brand new furniture at outrageous markdowns. Here’s your chance to stack up some tall bargains during our fantastically big IN THE STORE Warehouse Sale. Of course, the best buys will go first... be here early to get them for yourself. THIS IS ONLY A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE THOUSANDS OF UNHEARD OF BUYS YOU’LL FIND THIS WEEK. WE NEED YOU! Over 300 bedrooms at bargain prices! Choose a striking sotting from a vast selection by Drexel, Thomasville, Lane, Bassett and others in the most wanted styles. Reduced $50 to *250 Over 40 dining groups at big savings! From America’s most famous furniture makers, choose 6- and 8-pc. groups, with china, as low as $444.00. Reduced $50 to $200 Over IOO 3, 5 and 7-pc. dinettes! Smart and stylish . . . with easy-to-care-for Micarta tops. See our complete selection. Reduced $30 to * 150 Over 265 sofas ■"all styles and fabrics! Traditional, Modern, Colonial and Contemporary styles. Some as low as $ 155 .OO Reduced $50-$100-$l 50 and $200 Over 190 La-Z-Boy recliner chairs Many styles and colors to choose from. Truly comfortable relaxing at the lowest prices. Reduced $40 to $70 Over 300 occasional tables —wanted styles! From Lane, Drexel, Hammary and others. Mediterranean, Spanish type, Colonial and Modern! Reduced *10 to *60 Unbelievable Savings! MATTRESS CLEARANCE Over 400 on Sale! Choose from Simmons, Sealy, Englander and other manufacturers in twin, full, king and queen sizes. All in assorted colors and tickings. Get yours now at a bargain price. Incredible Bargains! Adjustable BAR STOOLS ea. *19.88 Save *15! Choose from Modern, Contemporary and Spanish styles. Each adjust to 24", 26", 28" and 30" heights. Each swivels, has chrome foot rings and black bases. Imagine This! LOUNGE CHAIRS Va PRICE AND LESS Choose from over 40 different styles in a multitude, of fabrics and styles. Lounge chairs at Vt price is unheard of . . . hurry to grab these bargains! Colonial Shop Bargains Save 20% .40% Many items have been reduced for this Warehouse Space-Crisis Sole, including Early American maple dining sets, sofas, chairs, occasional tables, bedroom furniture, lamps and accessories. Bars and Cellarettes ALL ON SALE at 20% ,o 40% off Also includes I 2- and 24-bottle wine cabinets from Lane. Bars are 48'' and 65" of black vinyl and chrome . . . some colonial styles. Over 150 Simmons hide-a-beds and other bed davenports Choose from the largest selection in Eastern Iowa. Reduced *50 to $150 I Corner Groups and Studio Sofas Save 20% t. 40% Some even Vs Price! Corner groups include 2 mattresses, 2 box springs, 2 quilted coverlets, 2 back bolsters and a earner table. Studio sofas easily convert to make a bed. I Family Room Furniture ALL ON SALE Casual furniture for your casual lifestyle. Includes naugahydes, Herculons, bars, tables, informal accessories, wall units, sofas and lounge chairs. Over 50 loveseats and mini-sofas- Priced from $99, loveseats are today’s answer to compact, but cozy living. Reduced 20% to 50% Over 300 lamps at shining savings Nearly every lamp in stock is reduced for quick clearance including table, swag, chain and pole lamps. Reduced 20% to 50% We deliver it .. . set it up in your home ... no handling charges! Convenient budget terms, too! ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE ;