The Bee from Danville, Virginia on May 9, 1939 · Page 7
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The Bee from Danville, Virginia · Page 7

Danville, Virginia
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Tuesday, May 9, 1939
Page 7
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f PRESENTING THE WIDE WORLD IN PICTURES & ^d^^^p "^^^pt THE WEARER OF A WELL-KNOWN BROWN DERBY OBLIGINGLY SIGNS VISITOR'S HAT AT SAN FRANCISCO FAIR: Former Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York, after having been proclaimed Mayor of Treasure Island, autographs the hatband of a straw hat worn by a boy touring the Golden Gate Exposition. AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER SEIZED BY NAZIS: Richard Rosson, Hollywood motion picture cameraman, who was arrested in Graz by German secret police on the charge of photographing military fortifications. Mr. Rosson, brother of Hal Rosson, third husband of the late Jean Harlow, was sent to Austria to film livestock scenes. RETURNS TO STARTING POINT OF HISTORIC "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" FLIGHT: Colonel Lindbergh, on an inspection tour of the Army's West Coast air defenses, arrives at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, where the famous monoplane in which he flew to New York and thence to Paris was prepared for the epic solo flight. HER HOME RAIDED BY CUSTOMS AGENTS: Mrs. James C. Ayer, wealthy widow of a surgeon and painter, whose New York apartment was visited by agents who seized $25,000 wortl^ of gems and clothing suspected of having been smuggled. The affidavit on which the raid was made charged that Mrs. Ayer "with intent to defraud," willfully smuggled. A NOTED JOCKEY AND HIS "STARLET" BRIDE: Jackie Westrope of Baker, Mont., who first won racing fame in 1933 when he rode 301 winners, and Nan Grey of Houston, Texas, Hollywood film actress, who recently were married in Phoenix, Ariz. Westrope is twenty-two years old. Miss Grey is seventeen. NEW DOUBLE-DECK 52-PASSENGER FLYING BOAT: A twin-motored plane built by Consolidated Aircraft, photographed at San Diego, Calif., just before taking off on a test flight. The 25-ton ship is capable of speeds of over 300 miles an hour. It is 72 feet long, 22 feet high and measure* 110 feet from wing tip to wing tip. CUB PILOT LECTURES AT WORLD'S FAIR BASEBALL SCHOOL: "Professor" Charles (Gabby) Hartnett, jovial manager of the Chicago Cubs, acts as guest instructor as hundreds of boys report for the school's second session at the Court of Sports at New York exposition. REHEARSING FOR A MASS FLIGHT OF NAVY BOMBERS TO HAWAII: Four of th« twelve twin-motored Navy patrol planes which will make a non-stop hop from California to the Hawaiian Islands, speed over the countryside near San Diego in a practice flight. **< THE GENERAL OF THE ARMIES LEAVES ARIZONA FOR WASHINGTON: General Pershing as he left Tucson, where he had spent the last four and a half months. It is reported that the A.; E. F. commander is planning to go abroad for another Summer's work as head of the American War Memorials Commission. PRESIDENTS OF AMERICA'S RIVAL FAIRS MEET: Grover A. Whalen (left) officially welcoming Leland W. Cutler, head of San Francisco's Exposition, to the New York World's Fair. In the center is Mrs. Cutler. This was Mr. Leland's second visit to the Fair, having obtained a preview the night before, paying his own way through the gate. A PRE-SEASON GRID CASUALTY: Charley Beer, tackle for the Old Timers, a team composed of former football players of the University of Detroit, is helped from the field after being injured in a game with members of the varsity eleven. The alumni warriors gave their best, but were defeated by the regulars by a score of 21 to 12. NEW "OLYMPIAN STATION" FOR EXPLORATION OF MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE: The McDonald Observatory on Mount Locke, Texas, which houses an 82- inch reflecting telescope, after its dedication. It took four years to grind and polish its 5,600-pound mirror. The observatory is 6,828 feet above sea level. BUILDING AIR-RAID DEFENSES AT THE AIRPORT OF PARIS: Construction is begun on a system of emplacements for anti-aircraft guns and bombproof shelters on the edge of the landing field at Le Bourget, principal airport for commercial planes in the Paris area. HEAD OF NICARAGUAN REPUBLIC IS WELCOMED TO WASHINGTON: President Anastasio Somoza riding to the White House from Union Station with President Rsosevclt and Brig. Gen. E. M. Watson, aide and secretary to Mr. Roosevelt. Unusual military pageantry featured the greeting to the visiting excutive. ADDS FOURTEENTH INSTRUMENT TO HIS ONE-MAN BAND: Elmer Trudgen of Toronto working on the mechanism by which he plays a banjo, latest addition to his one-man orchestra. The other instruments in the band are a violin, a piano, a guitar, cymbals, an har- » monica, two drums, two triangles, two sets of bones, a cowbell and chimes. ' PICTORIAL NEWS OF THE WORLD

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