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Monday, August 25, 1930
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MONDAY, Al;f;i:ST 2:,, Ui:',o Fiml Bodies of Balloonisls (ARK.) COURIER NKWS PAGE TURF* IFTEF133 HI J' Rodies of Balloon-' ists Discovered in Remote Northland. KDITOK'S NOiTli: Hrur<- Callun SUN vriitr foi (N.urirr N't-ws an.' \LA SirviiT, hf-rcu-Ub prr-triS til dramatic background of UIL- st'jry Jusl brought Ic life by the fimlin- Lf llift btdli'v ot' Majar Andrfr an:'. I'is ilarhif l-u-r.vr.lclriN in Hit- .Srr- lic afltr 'J't yi-ars: Tlit dis-jpin-jr- tiru-i- of llu-si- lmllooni>(>; In JS'i finnlshi 1 -.! tine uf thi: worlclV nv;*. ri.fjiuntli 1 rnj^U'rits, ju*il niliv cli'.ir- ft! up. By ItltL'C'l: CATTON .•Copyright. 1930. KLA Service. Inci . Discovery ol lh* bedims o[ thre? men Ln u Icng-dtxo'au- camp onrc- inott Kraiiz Josef Ijnnd. tar inside the Arctic eh-fle, brings to an .-n 1 cue of the most fascinating mys- ' .tHie.s that ever puzzled the world ; /-a . myilery that began July 1! ' Pi&in. when Captain Salomon Auguste Andree and two companions '• sailed off for the lop of the globe ' in .a free balloon. : Andree and his companions wcr? never heard of again. Mow tlu-i' 1 uodie.s have been found in the Arc- • tic'wasie,-and Andree's diary—nov/, us; taken back to Sweden—wif:. probably lell the complete story of j their flight and its tragic cnlmina- ' lion. Until that diary is published there will still be «aps in the blory; . is to be filled in by ready imag- | illations. Meanwhile, the back- -: ground of the flight, its brave be- ! tinning and a rough outline of the '. This striking sketch, drawn bv Stall Artist Joe King frosn an old course taken by the drilling bal- : , . . , . , ," ,. . loon are well known. They const!- P" ot °B''»I>l'. «"»*« Die s'.art of liu- i.l-fated balloon expedition , ol tule one of Ihe most amazing ad- t Major Andree and his two during ccmpanions in 1891. Observe 111? •nlurc stories of all history. ' peculiar constiuclion of the double basket and the sail, with which it ' was planned to direct, the balloon's course. Above is a sketch of An- 4K° n ,n A SLra?d%™^if , e = hrt -- h * "vo'companions, Ktml Prankel, list. Born-at Grenna, Sweden, in | •.trlmlberg. I -854, the son of a chemist, he had i a-good education, specializing in, mechanical and civil engineering.! '• ' He became chief engineer of th? mlght inud in uninhabited conn- Swedish patent office and proles- j try, so he prepared for an extend;-! sor at the Stockholm Technical; (,-jp on foot. Snowshces were car- School. In 1893 he made his firs: ; rj , Ui aml lwo ^^ im d firearms balloon ascension. i w j th w - h j c i, t i, P explorers could kil! The possibility of exploring ihe | {.^tuc Arctic by air fascinated him. In CD-OP TO LOflN 'Two Scfe of Twins in 15 Months CEIT 1 Board Again Boosts Cash Advcnce; lo Aid Farin_ evs Malmally, Reporl. U.v J. Mi:u. UilOOKs More i;.)<xl news for inombM.s of COUoii c<;-up:Taiive association was co:it;i:ned i,, p H , ss reports [10:11 New O: :riin.s In today's [inner.-.. Co- operulUc' auodalion members will be ]Jfrn:::ird ( 0 dfav; 90 |>;T (-.•in [ or Ihi' market value of Ihdr u» lon o» tin- day dellveml to (he association. In a '.I'iogrnm to Senator ltan.--:H. of LoukiM. Carl Williams cor.un meinbtr of Ilic Faun Hoard, says In pur;: "Arrnimi'mriils perfected l;H»,vn ! board nnil aucdiitloii wlii'rcbv new Kliilinfi .-c;i:i> of per centai!e advar.c- rs will b? tmmrfllntcly adouU-d by American Cotton Co-operative A-;- .soclnliun .iiui i!s member sUite nr- Banizaiioi'A. "Under this new arrangement jadvaiar to members cotton co-ou! er:,lhi -. on basis present market | ! n July U'of this y.-jiir, The ollu'i 1 two youngsters arc Jack Albert, 5. -ind Richard Lowell, 3 Nil- THEIR tJooiEs (VOW FOUND AFItR.25 YEARC Sea pi' i3ccr—Bui No One's Afloat! IC95 he submitted to the Acadomy of Sciences a plan for drifting across the North Pole by balloon. 1 To be sure, there was always the chance that the tialoon would be forced down in the open sea: and estimating that the job could be done for about S36.000. Although he was ridiculed 2o c dare-devil crank, his idea caught ihe public fancy, and the money 'was soon subscribed: The king of Sweden"' ebnifibuietl $8000, ar.d Al- I when a fiic-nd asked Andre wh;l they would do in chat case. Andre:-, remarked quietly, "Then we shal! drown." Finally, on Sunday. July 11, 1897. Andree found weather condition; favorable. Last messages were sen: Strindberg.'-a 24-year-old univer- frcd'Moem,"famVd contributor 'of; s ity professor, - was to have been i the Nobel prizes.,-gave $16,000. throughout 1895 and 1S9G Andree worked on his balloon. Com- llns it. he sailed for Spitvbers- en in the spring of I89ti, n;arried before the trip began, but al the last moment he and hU fiancee had decided to pos'iione the wedding until Strindberg returned; so Strindberg had a las'. with hun a party of workmen anc ; | clter and a | as[ telegram to send. scientists and establishing a bas? on Danc.s's Island. A plant to generate hydrogen gas was built. Then he engaged two men to make the trip with him—Knut Prankel and The three explorers got in tht basket. Andree told a friend, "Don't j be uneasy if yon do not hear from | ns for a year, or possibly for two Nil« strindberg. selected from a j yeals ." -nie ropes mooring the bal- long list, of voh:uteers--and waited i looll vere cu ^ am i t j le g rcat Ua3 for a favorable wind. | sa n K l a i 0 r,.. A sudden gust of wind * ' j carried it out over the bay and Andree had observed that thru : near iy dashed It down into the wa- ost of the summer the prevailing ; R . r] bm U2 |iasi was hastily thrown winds at Spitzbergen blew directly north. These winds, he was convinced, would carry a balloon no' only lo Ihe Nortll Pole but beyond it across the unknown wastes to out and the balloon shot npward and sailing off to the north on a fresh breeze. A unique sail devlc-2. by which Ar.dree hoped to be able to steer his craft, was brought into some point in Alaska near the fkrlng Strait. The distance was I [he nor thward. about 2300 miles. Andree's ouserva- ; Q.,^ nasse d. and tlons had persuaded him thai it I •ould be traversed in six days. J .It was a tremendous gamble. The | balloon had no motive power whit- '• ever. The. winds might be fickle, llul Andree felt sure that his balloon could stay in the air at least play, and the balloon vanished to notmng was In September it was learned that a carrier pigeon had landed shin near Spitsbergen somr bore this on tilne T i,i 5 message, signed by Andree: •July 13, 1'2:30 p. m., 82.2 degrees . .lorlh latitude. 10.5 degrees east a month and probably much longer. I i a ngiuide. Good progress tow.nd But the winds were adverse, and , he Ilorlh A)1 g0fs ven on boau | the take-off was postponed for a In the spring of 1S97. there- ior«, Andree and his party returned to Danes' Island and mad: ready lo begin their journey. The balloon was the "last word" :n the aeronautical language ol tilal day. U must be remembered (hat aviation, at that lime, was hardly even in its infancy. No airplane had ever flown. Count Zeppelin was just launched on his dirigible experiments. To go "p in a balloon was lo trust oneself to the elements to an infinitely greater extent than is the case today. ^Furthermore, ihe Arctic was still a'mysterious wilderness of frozen white. A decade was still to claps? bjfore Peary was lo discover th? North Pole. Amundsen had not yet sent his ship through the North- I west Passage. Nansen—a friend and advisor of Andree, by the way—had jnsl won fame by his attempt t:> Bet to the pole In his ship. Fram The northland was a country of mystery, silence and danger. Ar.dree's balloon was a fphere ot silk, approximately 80 feet in diameter, carrying o large wicker basket. This basket was decked over, with a railing about the deck and equipment on the deck for navigator and ovservev. Inside were tliven bunks. One of the party was to sleep while the other two were on 1 duly on the upper deck. . Andree took along 32 carrier pigeons lo substitute for the then I undreamed-of radio, and 13 buoyr which were to be drop-^d lo lh< tea from time to time. Aboard wer? provisions tor four months-choco- This message is the third by carrier pigeon." The message showed that the balloon, in two days, had traveled ab out 200 miles lo the north. Mouths later some of the buoy.' were found on the coasts of Iceland and Scandinavia. A 1 .!, however, had been dropped before ihir I to Veep Junior oul of mischief niakt-h your hair turn sjray. ! will >;c 00 per cent of vaiui: of rut- ijusl think ot the problem faced by Mrs. Albrri li. McCain. 25, above, t0 This ! 'nrw 10Ca ' K ''" i° f * >llcbl:I> Co!c " moli>cr ° r lwo ' 1!lll ' s ot l * llls . t ' 01 '" within 15'months cotton i-, delivered will make it JOTS- ! acr:l ' < "" e 1 '°" 1 Icll> " llcl vlr B'" l!1 Lee, were born Ajull 12. 11)29, while sible for more farmers to market lno yciinijcr pair, Norman Chalks, left and N:rnia iiae, were born their cotton through the asiocla- j lion. U gives ihcm praclically all the ro:ton is worth on the open I market that day. permits them to make M'tllemenls of their accounts and litiM lh?lr cotton for a boiler niarkt-'.. Tlie original plan to advance 65 to 75 per cent of the value did not appeal to many farmers who are not in position to accept this proportion of the value of | their co'.ton and turn it over to the association. Apparently the associations are every possible effort to be of the utmost service to their members in advancing them the very maximum percentage of the value of Iheir collon that it Is possible to advance. The finances available to the faun board and associations being praclically unlimited makes it pOF.-lble for the associations to advance this large per cent of ihe value. Most members who have signed heretofore have done so under the impression that three- by three radial nlr-coolcd engines ol fiCO hor>:epouer each. As a sea- j piano It will have a miking speed I of Mfl miles an hour and ns a land i plane n curising siieccl of 150 miles | an hour. ! Us me. as at present contcmplnt I ed. is that the Valetla will leave Cairo us a seaplane and fly up the r\ . • i T-II • mm i • ^airo us a seaplane anu ny up uie Dl'ltish r lying IVtaC ll 1 II C • Nlie nnd across the Central Afri- Boots for Landing Gear on Trip. LONDON, Aug. 23 (UP)—A giant 22-scnter air liner that can change | where at the last there will be erected poil- and land-plane aerodrome combined. Here a derrick will lift the fuselage and wings of the ma | chine frcm its float and swing British Subject Who Purchased Famous Spot to Keep It Until His Death. MADRID, Aug. 23. IU1') — Tin famous Necropolis of Carmona. i/n • of the most Interesting relics of the Roman domination of the Indian peninsula, recently was transferred to the State by Its own;:-, Cltoi't'e llonsor Saint, Marlln. : British subject, who has llvst! In Andalusia nearly all his life. A Koyal Order was published 'tr> tl'.e "Oaceta de Madrid" of July 24. 1930, ihrouijh which the Min- iMcr of In.slruc.llon and Fine Art. 1 -:, don Ellas Tormo, In belmlf of Kin • Allotiso. ace(!|itcd the donat::". rnaili- by Honsor as he is known In Hpaln. The government agreed that lionsor and his family HIT- cciiHiuic living In the hibltalb part near the Necropolis, iincl llr-.L lionsor will durinu his life time !>:• the sole director of the Mtiisti:n nnd excavation worlc. : i. With the donation or.c of the nost Interesting rcllc-s of the Ronau era passes into the hands o' he slate and It Is believed that its iituie care and upkeep will In issurcd. The Necropolis was discovered In 1808, in the course of some road construction, nnd parts of It were destroyed through Ignorance. Tho Spanish archaeologist, Juan Fernandez Lope/ and Ihe painter. CJeorge fionsor, in 1880 bought, up most ot the land, and began excavations. By 1805 200 tombs had been -Us- covcred, and the next year more tombs and an amphitheatre were found. The most Important Mpul- chrc found was that ol" the Elephant—so numcd because a paint- Beer, beer everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Thai's Ihe predicament in which spectators found themselves when prohibition agents destroyed eight 2WM-gallon vats and « ban^ls filled to the brim with real lngr-r ill a Chicago brc\ :ry .'aid lo be owned by Gu^.s Moran, sang chieftain. Note the Teaming liquid gushing from the holes. tourtlis was the maximum advance they mighr expect to receive. With this increase In advance, many members are increasing the number ol bales pledged to the association. Plans are going forward for the opening ol the local office. Several possible locations have been inspected and the actual opening of the office Is only awaiting Jie completion of the 10,000 bnlc sign-up. Tile committee is making a slienu- ous effort, to have the olflcc open?d by the firs! o' September. Cotton farmers interested in the proposition have the final say in this matter—their willingness lo lentl Iheir support lo Ihe government's effort to help them will decide when the office will begin operations. The committee again requests that cotton growers nnd business men give this proposition their serious consideration. If we are tc benefit from Ihe farm marketing act, we must do so through co-op- iralive associations. If the co-operatives have the effect of benefiting cotton growers, they will nat- i:rally be benefiutng every business in Blythevillc. Only a trial of the proposition will prove whether it will succeed or not succeed, and it's up to business men as well as fanners to .support the effort. If there is any other agency which will advance a cotton grower 00 per cent of the value ot his cotton the day he offers it for sale and permi 1 , him to hold it for,;. belter market at a minimum inter est charge, we do not know who its n a few minutes has Jusl been successfully lested at Rochester England, and is expected to open a KW era in airplane mobility. It is 'designed for use by the Im- icrlal Airways o.n the new route .hat will be opened in 1931 between Cniro and Cone Town whcr- part of the line Is a seaplane route and part of it land plane. This new type of machine which them over and them on the , or w i m t is thai agency. If this is (Coniinuntl from parje oneJ ized in California as a sort "The police do not know yet what tile fighting was about, but the prate that, was made has teen no t a reu i movement to aid cotton broken many limes since." i farmers, we see the proposition/in Gong regrets the unsporlsman-. ,I IP wrong li>!l)l. l ' co-operatlvj like practices that have come with marketing is not a solution for the modernized- long warfare.- True, jcciton growers markeUiig prob- the conversion of the seaplane in lo a land plane is but a matter o lightening a few bolls In a few minute's time. From this point the Vnleltn will continue Its Journey I the Cape as a land plane. It Is claimed that the Valclta opens n new Held of serviceability in air route transportation and is the first one of a type that is like a monoplane Is known as the the largest float seaplane in the world, ll Is driven ! ly to be widely followed by al ...... - - — - i companies operating over what nr Valelta and is the largest float known ns "mixed routes." in addition lo its novel arrange hit; of an elephant, symbol of longevity—was found In It. It contains a patio, kitchen, bath and several chambers. The Necropolis dat?:S from the .second century before Christ to the fourth century A.D. Fernandez died'ln 1925, a-lllinx 111; portion lo Bonsor. Cnrmcna is a town of 11.000. very near Seville. vigilance committee to shield ig-- t: ' e cniel " halchcln:;n still are re- j Inns, we cannot see what other so- noranl members Irom exploitation! scected. incense still is burned be- 1 hiiion has been offered. .and opprcssim. Then came fain- tcr <- th <~ Joss gods, and prayers are ''I'lily guilds, next th.? many different stn l mumbled lor success of the j longs, all formed with the ostensi- nien at arms . We purpose of charity and prcti'c- I Bl 't gunning if, a business now, lion. They soon became notori- i and boo how doy work like Chi- ciis, hwevcr. as rival crganiya-! cr.go gangters. Th:v no longer ..... dope and vice rackets, even observe the delicate custom j One iT-l wilh l )ai '' lja » lk nf murderers and of yelling at unsuspecting victims liad come! gambling and extortion fcr their to make them turn and face the stream of lead! message had been sent. As the years passed and it became obvious that the explorers ha of v. ild rumors doTO^i' (l thVnorrn'"o'f'canada."and main sollr « ot i» con:tl that its occupants had been killed " w « much the same with New bv Eskimos, who then plundered York's Chinatown, though the Hip ,.„... , „ tlie basket and tore up the bag to Sings and On Leongs were the "evoient Society is our main hope make tents and clothing. Liter only two powerful tongs. Fan tan for settlement here in the east. there were mysterious reporis of a,and pi gow games were wide open Oo "5 declared. "All Chinese be- baUoon landing in Siberia, but (then, as w.3il as opium dens and 'ong to it, and pay .:tpial dues. these also were exploded. ising-song houses. Tom Lee was-'t is like your supreme court; At last it was taken for granted]the "Mayor of Chinatown" and it scutes disputes in business and! that the real fate of the party j held sway over a gambling trust, i" tcngs. it handles business' "Tlie Chinese Consolidated Be- Read Courier News Want Ads NOTICE From May 1 to September I iu r dental offices wlll be closed •»ch Thursday afternoon. Dr. L- n. Moore. Dr H. A Taylor. Dr. H. S. Davis- would never be known; and thi: assumption persisted until tlie mystery was finally cleared up by the finding of the aeronauts' bodies in the Arctic wilderness that is Franz The On beong Tong was organ- , transactions and the collection of: ized for the sole purpose of pro- debts. We are working now to j Section against the Hip Sings, eel the treaty signed." whom (lie gamblers feared would! E;it lasting pmce. lie believes ruin them. '" ~" ""'" ~ : "~ " " ' V. R. WASnAM—Transfer Dally trips to Memphis. Will pick up and deliver freight and packages anywhere. Special rates on carload lots. Local Phono 851 Mi-mplns Phone 3-9315 will came only with the establishment of a stable government in Many a cluni hung has b?en china. Nearly all his countrymen prime cause of the disaster. Franz.posted in Doyers street, publicly here are rooting for the Nanking - • . ... ... i-,.-., g rjva , wngs (0 ba - • and i longs there—they are as purely war'American as chop sticy—and the I iate. pemmican. preserved';: arid vegetables and fruits, and !c;n- ( The Arctic regions were explored | ori juice to prevent scurvy. as early as 1583 by John Davis, an Andrea knew that the balloon \ Englishman. executed, culminated in the Josel Land. Evidently hostile winds were the .jrlme cause of the disaster. Franz . ... . „ ... .... Josef Land is approximately 600]challenging rival tongs to battle, {government to win. There are no miles from Spitzbcrgcn. but it is | Massacres, carefully planned to the east, being situated only ,1 few miles farther north than the starting place. Apparently winds blowing in the wrong direction took Andree far oft his course, to deposit him. finally, on one of thn loneliest, most inaccessible spots in all the world. There, alter lingering days of hardship and hunger, he died. of 1924. Eoo how doy stalked the]Chinese in America still arc obedi- slrcet. ar.d "price lists" were is-lent to native authority. sued giving Ihe amount of rewards on the heads of every long mem- bed. In proof of this. Gong told how, hi. 1328. the Chinese Minister came WERT ! i He Makes 'Em Set' . to New Ycrk dining a long oul- Ying Cjong. then an inter, break and summoned rival leaders preter, was a very busy man. With j to his suite. This was all he a price on his head and i\ body- isaid: guard at his Iwels. he scurried be- i -i do not care who is light or' twcen Hip Sing headquarters, po-jwrong. J want this war stopped at! lice station and courtrocms. or.ce. Gcod day. gentlemen." The j "Seventy «cre k!l!rd and many war stopped. It was the. swiftest i wounded In that war." lin said, peace on record. ] Royal C.. Mills Public Accountant and Auditor Specializing In Income Tax, Bookkeeping Systems Phone 52 fncmm Bid;?. BlythevUte, Art A new card table has been given a hinged top, the undsr-sidc o* which, when lifted, forms a screen for a. home 'motion plcluro projector. mcnts for the rapid exchanse rt floats lor wheels or vice-versa It Is claimed that the Valetta Is the fastest passenger plane of its s;at- Ing capacity in existence. Dollar Values $ $ $ $ $ $ Your dollar today is worth 58 cents — 42 cents less than in 1914. In other words, that is the buying power of your present dollar as compared with the 1914 dollar. This is natural. Material costs, labor costs tax costs, are all higher— the producer, the distributor and the retailer cannot do business at pre-war dollar values. Your ELECTRIC DOLLAR, however, is worth $1.36 -more than double the 58-cent eost-of-living dollar. In spite of paying the same rising costs of material, wages of. labor and of taxes, there has been such a tremendous increase in the efficiency of production and in the extension of use of electricity, that the electric light and power industry has been enabled year after year to reduce its charges to customers. $ Arkansas-Missouri $ Power Co. "At Your Service" $

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