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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Scientist Suggests Microwave Power lly nil-hard I1. Jones MILWAUKEE if peo- ple arc really concerned nbout conserving energy, a professor faw of electrical engineering says, they should examine more ttee- ly the potential uses of micro- waves. Dr. Thomas K. Ishii, of Mar-1 quette university, the ex- tremely short radio waves can lie used to dry clothes just as they arc used to cook food. They can also be used to transmit power without wire as well as a person's voice. Melt Know Ishii said in an interview that man could also use microwaves to melt snow on his sidewalks or heat water in his home. M i c r o w o v e s, with wave- waves, were first noticed in the 1920s, when radio operators began searching for more fre- quencies, 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 arc as current from power plants on earth. The biggest problem is converting microwaves into electricity and Ishii is trying to working on a system which build a microwave motor big lengths between infra-red ra- diation and television radio would transmit power-from one enough to drive a generator. point to anotiier without wire, lie proposed orbiting solar he pioneered in the development of a microwave-drive motor. cost three to 10 times as much million watts. Solar 1'iinelb "This is just one power stations in 1967, the year he said. Microwaves could be used to heat to drive a steam turbine but panels of "We just actually scratched the Ishii said. "There are lots of innovations and im- provements that have to be done." His microwave motor looks like a simple coil of wire., It is driven by the interaction be- tween microwave current and a microwave magnetic field. The concept is so simple, Ishii said, Ishii said power generating solar cells would have to cover he wonders why it was not satellites could be launched six square miles to produce thought of earlier. today but their electricity would enough energy to generate one! Isliii said manufacturers S might also look into other areas, The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed.. Feb. 27, 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 snid microwave dryers, like would be expensive at first. But he said the price would probably drop as the market expanded. He said a microwave dryer would be 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 Ishii YEARS AGO Thomas L. Pier of Montclair, N.J., thought he held a world record for donating 250 pints in the last 28 Open Thursday Night 'til 9 Unfinished Furniture Open Stock Bedroom Ov6r 15 different groups in various finishes and styles. Take home bargains up to 50% off and more during this fantastic OUR STORE Warehouse Sale! ace to go way! Not long ago, our new building delay and early shipment of furni- ture coincided. So wo had an Unexpected Sale. We offered you brand new home furnishings at ridiculous markdowns. Your re- sponse 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.. Hera's your chance to stack up some tall bargains during our fantastical- ly big IN THE STORE Warehouse Sale. Of course, the best buys will go first... be here early to get them for yourself. Over 300 bedrooms at bargain prices! Choose a striking setting from a vast selection by Drexel, Thomasville, Lane, Bassett and others in the most wanted styles. Reduced to Over 40 dining groups at savings! From 'America's most famous furniture makers, choose 6 nnrl fl with china, as low as d grouPs< Reduced to THIS IS ONLY A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE THOUSANDS OF UNHEARD OF BUYS YOU'LL FIND THIS WEEK. WE NEED YOUI 3, csnd 7-pc. dinettes! Smart and stylish with easy-to-care-for Micarta tpps. See pur complete selection. Reduced to 150 -265 all styles and fabrics! Traditional, Modern, Colonial and Contemporary styles. Some as low as Reduced and Over 190 La-Z-Boy recliner chairs Many styles and colors to choose from. Truly comfortable relaxing at the lowest prices. Reduced to Over 300 occasional tables-wanted styles! From Lane, Drexel, Hammary and others. Mediterranean, Spanish type. Colonial and Modern! Reduced to '60 Bars and Cellarettes ALL ON SALE at 20% Also includes 12- and 24-bottle wine cabi- nets from Lane. Bars aro 48" and 65" of black vinyl and chrome some colo- nial styles. Samsonite andother Card Table and Chairs Sets Colonial Shop. Bargains 'Many items have been reduced for this Warehouse Space-Crisis Sale, including Early American maple dining sets, sofas, chairs, occasional tables, bedroom furni- ture, lamps and accessories.. Corner Groups and Studio Sofas Save 20% to 40% Some even Vi Price! Family Room Furniture ALL ON SALE Corner groups include 2 mattresses, 2 box springs, 2 quilted coverlettos, 2 bock bolsters and a corner table. Studio sofas easily convert to make a bed. Casual furniture for your casual life style. Includes naugahydes, Herculons bars, tables, informal accessories, wa units, sofas and lounge chairs. We deliver it. Unbelievable This! MATTRESS BAR Over PRICE on LESS Choose from and Choose from over 40. dif- manufacturers in twin, Choose from Modern, styles in a king and queen sizes. All in assorted co ors and and Spanish styles. Each adjust to 28" and fabrics and styles. Lounge chairs at Va price is unheard Get yours at a bargain heights. Each swivels, has foot rings and black hurry to grab these bargainsl bed from the largest selection in Eastern to Over 50 loveseats and Priced from 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% set it up in your, home no handling charges! Convenient budget terms, too! ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE ;