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|||^ Dinner from $2.50 (in eluding cover). Steak Dinner, flAIK fjggjH^L $2.75. Barnee conducts aBffi3f|E |i|gm the Barnee-Lowe Orchestra jlpIlUp for dancing. Floor Shows W--'--. ROOM ■ SM| CONNECTICUT AYE at CALVERT 0700 $7.00 GLAMO ROYAL MAGHINELESS PERMANENT 3.50 Includes shampoo and lovely hair style! LIMITED TIME ONLY! $16.00 HELENE CURTIS EMPRESS Individual $nr.50 MACHINELESS WAVE f % ! Includes shampoo and skillful hair style! W* repair | Other & reeon Waves ditien At hair Equally damaged | Greet by home Savings. perma nents. 12th and F Sts. N.W. 1843 Columbia Rd. N.W. Open Every Eve. ’tU 9—Sat. 'till 6 Open Mon., Wed., Frl. Eves, ’til 9 Phone*: NA. 1018—ME. 7689 Phone*: HO. 8080—££ 9469 NUNINNI Shops in Washington, Baltimore, Richmond NfflWMMW Gasoline Made F And Natural Ga By Thomas R. Henry Sclanc* Editor of Th« Star BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 13.—A revolutionary new process for mak ing gasoline from natural gas, shale and coal was regaled here today. It promises to make the United States self-sufficient in the field of motor fuels for 1,000 years, according to officials of the Standard Oil De velopment Co., at whose laboratories the process is being perfected. The key to the development is a "solid liquid” catalyst. A catalyst is some material which activates a chemical reaction without taking part in it. The solid liquid demon strated here today is wierd stuff— a form of iron oxide which looks like extremely fine white sand. When air is blown through it, it behaves almost precisely like a liquid. Toy ships toss and sail on its surfaee and it flows like water. Too Good for Engines. Making gasoline close to 100 oc tane in quality—actually too good for present auto engines—from nat ural gas at a cost slightly below the cost of extraction from crude oil already has advanced to the point where two large commercial plants are planned, one in Brownsville, Tex., and one in Kansas. The present cost is about 11 cents a gallon, allowing a fair return for plant investment. Gasoline of the same quality, made from shale or coal, under present conditions would cost about 16 cents a gallon. This is not considered economically feasible now, but of extreme im portance for the future. A successful means of making gasoline from natural gas and coal — the so - called Fischer - Tropsch process—was developed in Germany before the war and was the chief source of the enemy s war gasoline. The raw product obtained, however, was very costly, and was of poor quality. Expensive doctoring was required before it was suitable for aviation engines. The Germans used a solid cobalt catalyst. It was not very efficient and rapidly became inactivated. One result was that plants of enor mous size were required for a small output. Discovery of the solid-fluid process not only made possible a much superior run of gasoline from the start, but an enormous reduction in the size of the-plants. The white iron sand, when it becomes con taminated with carbon, flows away in a blast of hot air like water and is replaced automatically by clean material. Thus a continuous pro cess, dream of the chemical engineer, is obtained. foiel Potential Increased. The known oil reserves in the United States may prove inadequate in a relatively short time, and this country cannot bank on free access to the world supply. The known reserves of natural gas in this coun try are about 160 trilltyn cubic feet— sufficient to yield under this process about 13 billion barrels of synthetic gasoline, this alone increases the country's fuel potentialities more than 50 per cent. The estimated daily yield is from 300,000 to 500,000 barrels. Theoretically it is just as feasible IGHT with Dark in a Suit for Now and Later, Highlights a Wardrobe, Lifts the Spirits. Wool gabardine with a bit of a waist, a bit more hips. Beige with black, pink with navy. Gar finckel exclusive. $118 Misses’ Suits Fourth Floor Julius Garfinckel & Co. :rom Shale, Coal s in New Process to make gasoline from coal by the liquid solid process, and this would be sufficient to supply the United States for more than 1,000 years. Unfortunately the costs of manu facturing would be much higher, and it is unlikely that there will be any resort to coal as long as natural gas holds out. While Standard Oil of New Jersey holds the basic patents on the pro cess, it was explained licenses will be granted to other manufacturers. It was stressed, however, the process still is far from perfect, and there will be hesitation over making heavy investments in plants that may soon become antiquated. From natural gas also, it was ex plained, a large variety of high alcohols, essential for the plastics industry, now are being produced. MauriceMitchell Named WTOP General Manager Maurice B. Mitchell, former sales manager, has been appointed gen eral manager of « Radio Station WTOP, it was announced today. He succeeds Carl J. Burkland, general manager since 1942, who last week became general salesman ager of a division of the Columbia Broadcasting System in New York. The new station manager joined WTOP In 1945 as director of press information and sales promotion. He became salesman ager in 1946. Before entering the radio field he was editor, of the Gouvemeur (N. Y.) Tribune Press and has worked with the advertising department of the New York Times and for the Gannett papers in Albany. Roches ter and Ogdensburg, N. Y. ■ .—— I,....i— —. ■■Charge Accounts Invited ■ ■ 1—■ i Annual Clearance girls' dresses .* sizes I to 6x Famous make cotton dresses In solid colors, prints or plaids . . . some with self trim, others with lace or ric-rac trim or smocking. An array of styles in broken sizes and colors . . . greatly • reduced for immediate disposal. 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