The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1966 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1966
Page 10
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Fife Ten - Blythevfflc (Ark.) Courier ffm - Tuesday, April M, 1M THE AIRLINER It carried no passengers itself, but a Swallow biplane was making airline history when it took off (left) at Pasco, Wash,, 40 years ago. Carrying 64 pounds of mail to Elko, Nev., under the first government contract, that flight in April of 1926 inaugurated scheduled commercial air service in the United States. It was the first shaky but successful step in the great leap forward to today's far-flung airline networks. Quarters were cramped, but passengers were quick to follow the mail. The Boeing 40B-4 (above) entering service late in 1926 had space for four in a forward cabin beneath the wings while the pilot still braved the elements in the open .cockpit. But by 1929 and the introduction of the tri- motor 80A (below) he was inside with the passenger, now numbering 12. IXCLUSIVELY AT MARTIN'S The Douglas DC-3 (above) appearing in. 1935 changed the economics of commercial aviation. The 21-passenger, 180 m.p.h., workhorse made air travel profitable and increasingly papular. No museum piece, thousands remain in service around the world. Technological developments during World War II were reflected in postwar .airliners. The double-deck Strata- cruiser (below) and other four-motored giants pioneered continental and trans-oceanic routes before giving way to the great jets of recent years. A milestone was 1930 as the first stewardess joined flight crews. Cabins became more spacious, featuring such comforts as chair seats and sound-proofing. Does France Need NATO? NATO, at Least, Thinks So By TOM A. CULLEN European Staff Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. ROCQUKNCOURT, France (NBA) - "We are. like the hurricane's eye," a spokesman for SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) explains. "Around us the winds howl, the storms of controversy rage. But, as you see, we are going about our business as Two Mountain /*!• I I/"11 J Climbers Killed In Fall Sunday ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen's Maroon Bells, a rugged rocky mountain peak which is a favorite and often fatal haunt of climbers, claimed two lives Sunday. Richard A. Cole, 19, of Colo rado Springs, Colo.,,and Ronald Fjeseth, 19, of Albuquerque, N.M., fell some 200 feet down the mountain to their deaths. A third climber, Joe Fullop, 19, of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., survived the fall. : Fullop was hospitaized with severe frostbite, shock and a possible skull fracture. •He told rescuers that he and his two companions, all students at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., had set out about 4 a.m. Saturday to climb the 14,014-foot mountain, but did no reach the until about 6:30 p.m. Already suffering from frost- bile, the climbers decided to descend immediately, Fullop said. He said they picked their way down the mountain, which was bathed in clear moonlight, and had gotten to within some 1,200 feet of Crater Lake at the peak's base when the fall occurred about 2 a.m. , Fullop said Cole slipped and fell close to 80 feet and Fullop, who was belaying the rope that connected all three, was unabe to hang on. The climbers fell more than 200 feet. Fullop uid he was uncon- •clous for an hour or two, then managed to find hii way to Maroon Lake, not far from Aspen, where a party of anglers dis- •JUVMtd 'BUB« calmly as ever." Too calmly, perhaps. An air of unreality hangs over SHAPE headquarters in this tiny village just north of Paris. The officers of the 15 nations that make up the SHAPE command go about their business more like sleepwalkers or zombies, as though they haven't yet recovered from the shock of President de Gaulle's eviction notice. that it and some 30 other De Gaulle has told SHAPE NATO command posts and installations must be out of France not later than April 1, 1967, otherwise they and their baggage will be tossed onto tie sidewalk. So far SHAPE which is the military arm of NATO in Europe, has no other place to go, although Brussels has been mentioned as alternative accommo-l dation. But no one at SHAPE be looking very energetically for a new pad. "We have to wait for an invitation from one | Moreover, In anticipation of De | headquarters died in 1961 the | divisions poised on the borders r """""' " '"" """"" ™" Ffre " ch government took no! of Western Europe, Pin. Moth. Gaulle's eviction notice, supplies have been diverted from the French port of La Rochelle to Bremerhaven and Rotterdam in recent months. steps to replace him, and the position is still vacant. er 60 divisions from the satel- NATO commands. In giving NATO its walking! papers, President de Gaulle ar- ! gued that Soviet threats "no ; longer had the immediate and! menacing character they for-' merly had." But here at SHAPE headquarters they see I things differently. ! The Soviet Union still has 140, Washington and London may! all French naval o[ficers ' have face the allied com mand in have been caught off balance ] since been w i I h d r a w n from by De Gaulle's eviction notice, but it came as no surprise here at SHAPE headquarters, allied spokesmen will tell you. De Gaulle had signaled his intentions years in a d v a n c e, these spokesmen claim. For example, when the French admiral who served as deputy to Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer at SHAPE Europe. Against this imposing array NATO can muster one million men, 4,000 aircraft and 100 naval units of three or more vessels. Moreover, it must defend a vast area which stretches from the Arctic Circle down | through the heartland of Europe ; and anchors at Mt. Ararat in | eastern Turkey overlooking So-1 viet Armenia. j These are the sobering facts I that SHAPE has to face here as it awaits a decision on its future. Meanwhile, as an earnest of his intention to get rid of SHAPE, De Gaulle has announced that all French military personnel will be withdrawn from SHAPE by July 1, which is less than three months distant. DURA-SMOOTH'" The permanent press shirt that was born froo-wr/nltf*) fr«e! y ou r Lady Manhattan* Dura., Smooth™ permanent pr«s« $hlrt is the one! This dashing, young, convertible-collared shirt has the familiar Lady Manhattan tailoring and good looks plus a smoothness that will b» there forever! Lady Manhattan Dura-Smooth has one miracle attribute after another It stays smooth no mattaf how It's laundered or how often; It keeps a soft, supple look. And it never needs ironing! Actually, it is America's first truly no-iron shirt. |t comes in a blend of 65% Dacron* polyester. SS% cotton. Choose this or one of our many other attractive styles. But most important, choose Lady Manhattan Dura- Smooth permanent press! MARTIN'S The Store For Men and Boys Buell W. Carter, MFA Agent 123 N. Broadway 'Corner Noble Hotel) Phone PO 3-3361 AT MARTIN'S a gift for HIM... exhilarating elegance of the NATO members before we can move our headquarters," one official said. * * * Can France get along without NATO? Here at SHAPE head- 'No." that At 93, Mrs. Roberts Says She Doesn't Need a Doctor quarters the answer is Experts will tell you France is dependent upon NATO's early warning system, for example. "De Gaulle has no integrate radar system to warn him an approaching e n e m y," spokesman explains. "Withou such a system his force d frappe is helpless. It would b like a blind cat trying to catc mice." Can NATO get along withou partner' France as an active Allied spokesmen make .„ bones about the havoc which the impending removal of al NATO command posts and in stallations from French soil wil create. It involves not only the closing down of SHAPE headquarters, but of AFCENT (Allied Forces Central Europe) at Fontainebleau. In addition, the United States Air Force bases at Evreux, Nancy, Chateauroux and Laon will have to be relocated. meant also the oprooting of NATO supply linei, though these were largely used to supply the 26,000 American ser. vicemen stationed ii Front. In a town that is getting used to quarrelsome Jaycee meetings and that sort of tiling, Mrs. Willie Roberts's "meeting" with relatives on her 93rd birthday over the weekend was a pleasant | change. The great-great-grandmother of 400 South Ruddle Rd. (where she lives with her daughter, Mrs. Juna Watson) played host to a few score of blood relations and in-laws, serving ice cream and birthday cake. Mrs. Roberts was born in Weakley County, Tenn., and came to Blytheville in 1912. She lived most of her life here at 108 E. Cherry. Her hobby is braiding rugs. Of. this she says, "When the good Lord calls me I will be JADEpAST SPORTSMAN NECK TAGS sitting making a rug." Al. 93, she is "slightly stooped from arthritis." But, "I haven't lad a doctor but one time in 25 years and don't think I needed him then. My daughter insisted. 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