Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 28, 1939 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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HOPE STAlt, HOPE, Fighting Ships Face New Peril In Bombing Attacks From Air Recent Gentian claims of ale attacks on British fighting ships, combined with successful U-boat attacks on the airplane carrier, Courageous, and (he battleship, Koj-al Oak, have focused military interest on defense of navy ships An American expert here goes into the latest angles on naval defense. By U£T. CO.MR HARLEY F. COPE, U. S. NAVY Written for NBA Service In this age of airplanes the warship can be built to outrun surface crafts of its type, but not the airplane. Ship designers therefore must give surface vessels means of protection against bombers. Sinking by submarines of men-of- war in the present conflict presents a problem that all warships must be vitally cognizant of. >It must never be taken for gant- ed that a submarine is not in the vicinity and every means must be employed to make attack difficult by offering only a zigzagging high speed target, screened by watchful destroyers. The battleship, backbone of the fleet, •was built to withstand 2000-pound armor piercing projectiles, and so it's invulnerability to air attacks should remain unquestionable for some time to come. The battleship, too. has ef- lectient anti-aircraft batteries to rid the air of enemy planes. The cruiser, next possible victim of the bomber, although not of the I D«ck needed stron9 •nough to resist I bombs—or made of I replaceable sections to insure landing I of returning plane* JHRHHBBI | Co frier's guns equal those of cruisers." 1 Anti-aircraft batteries give | some protection against attack Destroyers, cruisers accompany carrier to ward off surface attack. ^-^^^^^•^^^^^^•^"^^••^^^•^ High speed, zigzag course precautionary [defense against subs. I I Broad decks moke carrier most vulnerable * naval vessel. V. S. S. Lexington: Aircraft carriers must be protected from attack; carrier would necessarily lessen the chances of attacking bombers. Guns from escorting cruisers would also be of great value. However, some bombs would probably land in the deck that must be kept intact for returning planes. shock troop contingent is capable off The designer's problem then is to withstanding considerable punish ment as it comes under fire from eight-inch guns of enemy battleline. It has valuable assets in its anti-aircraft battery, its comparatively narrow beam, and its ability to effect radical changes of course at high speed. During the late Spanish War, bombers found it difficult to hit slow moving commercial steamers which adopted zigzag tactics. The destroyer, possessing a smaller anti- aircraft defensive battery than the cruiser, present a much smaller target and must rely on radical maneuvers. Carrier Defense Major Problem The aircraft carrier probably offers more of a problem to the ship designer. Its offensive power lies in '0 or 80 planes it mothers. Its mission is to carry its brood to a designated area in the battle zone, provide a take-off field and then ensure a landing space when the flight is completed. Obiviously. the size of the flight deck is an expansive target to the enemy bomber. The carrier is exposed to the same dangers as the battleship with the exception of the enemy battleship provide a deck tough enough to withstand the ripping of large bombs, or one that may be replaced, section by section, after the attack is over, in sufficient time to provide a landing field for the carrier's returning planes. The present war may show that the present design of airplane carrier is stund, from our fleet's point of view. However, due to the proximity of the North Sea to land plane bases, it is not beyond the realms of the imagination to hear that same warring countries should bring out carriers with flight decks protected from overhead by bomb proof decks, planes taking off through a hole in the bow and coming abroad through the stern. AUTHOR'S NOTE: — The opinions expressed in (liis article sire my own and cannot, directly or indirectly, be construed as reflecting those of the Navv Department— H. F. C. Have You a Hobby? .Practice air attack on old fighting ship shows what mppcns bombs hit " N> . °" e P' cce guns. Its high speed will keen it lci Jordon whittled one p.cce of cyprus i out of range of the other battleline. wood into - a chair 19 fcot 9 , lnches lo "S' > FAYATTEVILLE On the Gridiron one piece of wood hours. His feat took 200 SEDRO-WOOLLEY. Wash. — (,!>) "Tiny Town" a complete s'mall-scalc village built by Dr. A. J. Dyer, is a tourist attraction. miniature stores, The town contains houses, churches. schools, a cemetery, a stadium, parks, and a race track. On its outskirts are farms and a dude ranch. Buildings are wired for electricity. Small figures and toy equipment moves around the rock mountain where most of the villagers work in mining. . cruisers and destroyers, even though enough speed to force a fight against it. The carrier has its more immediate such an eventuality. The easiest answer appears to be in an escort of cruisers and destroyers, enev though the carrier's guns are quite capable of matching the enemy cruiser's guns, gun for gun. Th carrier has its more immediate problem ,thc protection of its flight deck against enemy bombers. Departure of carrier's planes on a mission removes an important defensive weapon for the carrier and inasmuch as the planes are designed more for speed than long range, the landing field must be kept inviolate, pending return of the brood. Blow at Carrier Inflicts Double Damage Ambitious enemy bombers would therefore deliver a master stroke if this landing field were destroyed and the returning planes forced down at sea. Several factors aid the carrier from this angle .First, the carrier, generally is a long way from the area over which land based planes operate. Second, MILWAUKEE—f/P.j—Carl P. Diet/, it would require enemy carrier plan- has collected 400 typewriters, dating os for a marauding expedition. Third, 1 ^ ! '°m earliest models to those of today. it might leave the carrier's planes in unprotested possession of the air in the neighborhood of their objective. However, the designer must assume that some time the decision wiii be made by the enemy to attack and the He believes the string of 2-inch links ; Thompson and 32 members of his Uniform the longest chain ever cut from , vertity of Arkansas Razorback football squad left here Wednesday on a spc- LLAKO, Texas —IIP)— A. F. Moss, rachman, has a collection of petrified fruit, including oranges, cocoanuts, a watermelon, and a peach. FALCONER, N. Y. — (ft ~ David White and Tremont Black built and flew their own plane. A 25-mile trip in the "Black and White Flyer" marked the end of two gears' work. ship must be built to "take it." A large anti-aircraft battery on the One has a keyboard based on that of a piano. Chicago All-Wool NEW YORK — Eastern football crit ics consider the University of Chicago the only all-woo! football .set-up in the Western Conference. cial train for Philadelphia where the Porkers will play Villanova Saturday. The 60-picce Razorback band and 50 fans were aboard the train. The squad wjjl practice at the University cf Cincinnati stadium tomorrow imd nl Shibc park in Philadelphia Friday. ^Saturday's game will be part of the Villanova homecoming celebration. It is expected Arkansas will rely largely on passing. Scouts have reported that Villianova has displayed a strong defense against ground plays this season. Starting Line-up The probable starting Arkansas lineup will be: Ends, Maurice Britt and Howard i."Rcd"j Hiekcy. Tackles, Bobby Allison and Dudley Mays. Guards, Wilfred Thorpe and Mil| ton Simington. Center, Daryl Cato. Backs, Kay Eakin. Walter Hambcrg, Joe Campbell and Glycl Lyuii. Others making the trip include: inds, John Frcibcrger. BUI Southerland. O'Neil Adams and R. C. Pitts; lackles, J;m Carter, Saul Singer, Jefl" ! Coats and Newman Miller, guards i John Simon, A. J. Yates, Sam Parker and Walter Sisson centers, Kenneth Hayden and Zeylon Holly, backs. Estcs McDoniel. A; E. Mitchell, Joe Sea let, Aubrey Neil, Ralph Atwood, Louis Ramsey and Ray Cole. Cole and Yiite.s are suffering from knee injuries and probably will be unable to play. Chicks vs. B1YTHEVLLE Rockets Dissatisfied with the showing of the Blythevillc High cle- Reportorial 'Expeditionary Force' Off to Front Ohio Has Rival to Townsend's Plan Seeks $50 Per Month for Persons Over 60 Years of Age By NftA Service CINCINNATI — A 69-year-old preacher who thinks the Tow useful plan is 'futile" nnd says California's 'Ham and Egg" proposal would never work, has given Ohio the 'pension jitters' over hi.s own theory of old age assistance. He is the Rev. Herbert S. Bigelow, embattled crusader who originally was largely responsible for writing the initntive.aiid referendum into the Ohio constitution. He is using 'the initntivo now in a fight to put ovei at the Nov. 7 election his plan to guarantee an income of 50 a month for every Ohian over GO no longer gainfully employed He would make it S40 each for marreid people living together. The Bigelow plan is so indefinite in its wording, according to his enemies, that few agree what it pro- vidies. estimates of the cost range from the Rev. Mr. Bigelow's prediction of $00,000,000 for the first year lo $.'110,000.000 forecast by the state tax commission. The expense would be met by a 2 per cent tax on [and valued at S20.000 mi acre or more, and an income tax. "Guaranteed Incline" Not 1'ensions An abandoned church h;dl in a downtown fraternal temple is the sanctuary fro mwhich the- Hev. Mr. Bigelosv carries on his fight. Half a cloven elderly women work and stand guard in an outer room. He ails at ;> roll top de.sk, liis white head near a map .showing the 1 "battle zones" of his campaign workers. When mention is made of "pension" his slow drawl quickens and an unruly shock of hair falls over his eyes. He mys the wordage is had. "Not pensions, exactly," he says. "Guaranteed income- is'the word. If a man of GO had an income of Si") a month, he could expect only a S23 pension. What we do is guarantee a certain income, not five- everybody the -same pension." That mutter cicarec?, he (ells of hi.s background—an orphan who found his Way into the ministry, /!<.. disagrees with many religious dogmas, practices Christianity "according to my own conscience." lie used to preach in the alley back of his church to get an audience from the -street. First he wa.s a Congregalionalist. He held a pastorale in hi.s youth, formed his own "People's Church in 1910 after a split in the congregation —just one of the batlle.'; that marked his career. It's hi.s People's Church Saturday, .'OefpEer 23, t980 ^ As Britain Intensified the Hunt for U-boats With British military experts openly concerned over Gennrn U-boal sttmsses, climaxed by the torpedoing of the battleship Royal Oak at her Scapa Flow ancl.oraKC, the Royal Navy intensified its submarine hunt. Above, a sleek destroyer speeds across the bow of another us they /iH-v.au over llic sea. (hat is closed now. "We close when we have anything else to work for," he say.s. Right now it's the Bigelow Pension Plan, and many in his church an- campaign workers. He- likes politics and hi.s history hows he relishes a fight. He calls him- si-lf a "working people's politician," In 1902 he toured Ohio with the "Old Red Devil Circus' hoping ei-rt (he late Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland to Congress. Jfe is a veteran of the old wars for 2-ceitt-a-mile rail fares. He served in the state legislature in 1913-M in Cincinnati City Council in 1935. He went to Congress as a Democrat—"an independent one"—in 1936. failed of re-election in IU39. Hi.s chief lieutenant is his son, Dunne. 33. His wife is ill. hut she has planned pensions with him in the past. He thinks the day will come when no metal hacks money, will work for it "if I get time after my plan is adopted." Of his present campaign, he says he has to "do nil the work." He works on the side. too. and hi.s small farm-and boasts of his .strawberry farm. MIND YOUR MANNERS f. M. ««a. u. t »AT. err. Test your knowledge or correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should a person who has no (ell-phone, «ivc- the number of a neighbor's phone to his friends and tell Ihem to call him there whenever they svunt to (jet in touch with him? 2. Is it important that even i-mall things borrowfed from a neighbor he returned? '.'. If an .•iccjUiiiiiUmcc- has hail a book of yours for a month, and another friend wants to read it. would it be all right to ask him if ho has finished with it'.' •I. If you horrow a hook, .should you feel free lo lend it to another friend'.' 5. Should you turn down a page in a borrowed book? What would you do if In a frii-mls home you set.- a In.-st M-IU-r which you would like to l.orrow. Would yon -<n> Say MiinelhinK like, "I have not rrad lhal yet. Is it #ood?" and if he iluc-Mi't :. <y "Taki; it alum; - .vilb you." Jel |ho mallei drop',' >}» .S;<y. "l)i> you mind if I borrow that?" let ,Sl;ul reading it MI lli.it your host will have lo tujiu you to Iiilii- il will) -. on? Aiwiwe.h 1. No. A m.'Hjhhu:':, phone could he utril for an UIHM i;cncy. hut, not a.s ,i regular tlun: 1 . 2. Yes. :;. Ye,. •I. No. ' ."). No, He.-ht" What Would You Do" solution iai. Ko; h. would hate to say "No"--<.'vcn though another member uf the family wants to read it. It ir.is been e.stima'.ed that approximately one-fifth of the total population of Gnat Britain carry life insurance of one form or anoher. • 'Chevrolet's First Aqain -^>-—'•._ M ~ '•-' :r ; " /CHEVROLET School Chicks in their 13-to-7 „».feat by North Little Rock last week, Coach Joe Dildy again shuffled his line-up in an effort to improve scoring power for the game with Little Rock Catholic High here Friday night. , If Dildy starts his players as they I have been running in practice this ' week. "Wild Bill" Godwin, 210-pound all-state center, will be at fullback The pivot position will be turned over to Bo Coppcdge, with 195-pound handy. man back. Catholic High, fresh .._ over the Walnut Ridge Bobcats, is expected to give the Chicks a close game, although Blythevillc's superior weight and reserve power probably will prove hard to overcome. Following the Catholic Iliyh game Blythcvillu will tackle another strong conference foe in Coach Foy Hummons' Hope- Bobcats. Dildy is anxious to have the Chicks at their peak then. John Paulk, at cjuarter- from They look as if z France-bound they might be the General Start—but they're actually war coi-respondent.s boarding plane in England. Ihey wear the new official uniform for correspondents, which is similar lo a. British officer's, except lor special badges marked "C". ltus:;cllville vs. Ft. Smilh RUSSELLVILLE - Coaches Wallace Bailey High School Cyclones today on tactics lo be used in case of rain during the game with the Fort Smith Grizzlies, here Thursday night. Cars were being decorated with 'beat 'Fort Smith" signs today and u pep meeting was held tonight. With one exception Hussellville's slut-ting lineup will be the same as that against North Little Rock. Reclgt-r r-arker, veteran fullback, who has been out with a dislocated shoulder, will return to the line-up. BARBS Discoverer of a death ray says he will keep it a secret in the interests of saving humanity. Now if somebody had only kept Hitler a secret. Of course the lights may be bad. but from here the Nazi dove of peace looks .strangely like a vulture. In hi.s old-fashioned get-up of heavy mustache and big pipe. Stalin looks like a town constable. Striding into the small Baltics, he seems to be us- uring the county sheriff's duties. Almost a million more sheep and lambs were killed in New York last year than in the Chicago packing center. Can it be the bulls and the bears arc on the ioo,-e again? This has been a banner week for the lost and found bureau, what with the Bremen mystery finally solved and reports .sifting through that the League of Nations is turning up again. A doctor now informs us (hat (he beefsteak has no curative value when applied to the black eye. But there's nothing like u good old-fashioned beef to be (he cause of a shiner. Success of the. Hitler-Stalin agreements indicates that nanism and communism are merely different labels lor (he same brand of poi.son. 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