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19461028 Pg1 - At Dedication Program In Boone County. State...
At Dedication Program In Boone County. State And County Officials, Mayor Stewart, Air And Navy' Men There. BY BOB CASEY. (The Enquirer Aviation Editor) Sunshine and success shone equally bright yesterday on Northern Northern Kentucky's aviation enthusiasts and thousands of greater Cincin-natians Cincin-natians Cincin-natians who gathered at the Greater Cincinnati Airport in Boone County, Ky., to see that streamlined air terminal dedicated to the future of this community and the advance of aviation. The near-acre near-acre near-acre of concrete ramp fronting on the newly completed administration building, where 'the first four-engine four-engine four-engine commercial aircraft aircraft to serve greatsr Cincinnati soon will take on passengers, mail and cargo air -bound -bound the world around, Was jammed with spec tators for the day-long day-long day-long ceremonies, The airport was dedicated for mally by Judge William Wehrman of the Kenton County Court. Judge Wehrman lauded the efforts of Sen. Alben W. Barkley, whom he credited credited with a great part in bringing about completion of the airport. Senator Barkley was to have made the dedication address but was detained detained by the serious illness of his wife. The crowd heard praise, too, for the perseverance and determination determination of the Northern Kentuckians who have been instrumental in the growth of the airport from an Army Air Force auxiliary field to the nations newest major air ter minalpraise from such an aviation aviation leader as Col. Roscoe Turner,! who flew from Indianapolis for the ceremony, and from officials of the three commercial air lines now serving Cincinnati. A steady stream of private auto mobiles and Green Line busses. packed bumper to oumper along the four r.nd-a-half-mlle r.nd-a-half-mlle r.nd-a-half-mlle r.nd-a-half-mlle r.nd-a-half-mlle r.nd-a-half-mlle r.nd-a-half-mlle highway from Erlanger to the airport took the crowd to the field. Kenton County Polios Chief Carl Mershon estimated that 100,000 persons a 25,000 private automo biles visited the airport during the day. The airport area and adjacent highways were pr.trolled by 125 policemen. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, whose four-engine four-engine four-engine passen ger aircraft were on exhibit all uay, reported that 600 persons an hour filed through gleaming planes at the height of the day. The only disappointment was the failure of 20 Navy fighter planes to arrive for a scheduled air show. They had been grounded by low ceiling at their home field in Nor folk, Va, However, Lt. Richard Wieland liaison officer from Carrier Squad ron 75 which was to have flown the show, staged a one-man one-man one-man stunt exhibition in his Vought Corsair, buzzing the field and slow rolling over the spectators as the airlines put their four-engine four-engine four-engine equipment to the air to climax the dedication ceremony. One of the commercial DC 4 s, an American Airlines plane, was christened the "Flagship Ken tucky" at the close of the program Continued On Page 16, Column 3. 8

Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer28 Oct 1946, MonPage 1

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)28 Oct 1946, MonPage 1
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