Aerial Refueling by catapult 1929
MARSHALL, MO., FLIER HOPPED OFF ]N SMALL PLANE FORA RECORD Seeks New Record of' and by Kansas past an Breakfast and Leather Face Masks Delivered In the Air. B. M. TUXHORN Kansas City inventor, who braves weather to try his new device. Directors Ask Probe Into Supposed Shortage There. the Circuit Joseph Sam and The Bank of' Sandy Hook, at Sandy Hook, Moniteau county, with approximately $50,000 total resources, was closed today by its board of directors for investigation of a supposed shortage, it was announced at the state finance department. It was the first bank closing of 1929. Roy D. Miller, a state bank examiner, has been sent to Sandy Hook to take charge of the institution. No details were received and Finance Commissioner S. L. Cantley was awaiting preliminary investigation by the examiner. Fred Heysel was president, C. A Ladman, cashier, and Carl Jungmeyer assistant-cashier. The bank had $10,000 capital and $1,700 surplus. Justice Smith Starts For Marrying Record _ Justice of Peace Smith married two couples today, A. H. Zimmers- child of Stover, Mo., and Hazel Smith of Cole Camp; and William Goetz and Edith Howard of Cole Camp. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerschild departed Elaine Tuxhorn Braves Zero Weather and Goes Up 1000 Feet. TESTS REFUELING DEVICE OF HIS By thÂ» Associated Press) MARSHALL, Mo., Jan. 2-- (AP)-Blaine M. Tuxhorn hopped off in his open-cockpit monoplane at 8:54 . m. today in an attempt to Ish a new endurance flight record jy refueling In the air by using synchronized catapulting device. The ground was snow covered he thermometer hovered about five degrees abovu zero when the Kansas !ity aviator and his co-pilot Leonard Rhiner, took the air. No was experienced in getting off the ground. Carried 25 Gallons The plane carried 25 gallons of gasoline, enough fuel for seven to eight hours and planned to refuel [or the first time about 3 o'clock ihis afternoon. Tuxhorne planned to fly at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. Although cold, the weather was bright and clear with prospects of ihe mercury climbing considerably. When the fliers had been in the air half an hour Tuxhorn dropped a note saying they had forgotten ihe leather face masks which were to protect them from icy blasts. asked that these be included when breakfast was sent up in a container by the refueling device. To break the endurance record by Belgian fliers, the little monoplane must stay aloft until 9:03 m. Friday night. Tuxhorn and Rhiner had planned to hop of f at 2 o'clock this but were delayed by equipment trouble. Then they decided to get some sleep before starting their adventure. A New Device The refueling device constructed by Tuxhorn, catapults four-gallon containers into the air when set by a hook attached to a cable dropped from the plane. The containers are projected along the line of flight at approximately the speed of the plane and are hauled by a winch operated by a small, wind driven propellor. The gasoline is pumped from the container into the fuel tank and then the container Is dropped with a parachute. Milk chocolate and toast were picked up by the fliers at 10:58 o'clock and nearly an hour later they took aboard two drums of gasoline. Tuxhorn dropped a note which said the plane was working nicely and everything was "all right."