The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1939 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 22, 1939
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1939 BLYTHBV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PJ.E TBER Giant "Polar Pullman" Buiil For Byi-cl South' Pole Expedition Ky WJLI/tK TOOKNTON XKA Service Staff Writer CHICAGO, 'Aug. 22.—Lumbering pojulerotisly ever the roads from Chicago to Bost:n «ill go. about Oct. 1, «s strange a vehicle as ever seen cu land or sea. This "snow cruiser" or polar uiill- man, is being constructed for Ihe Byril Antarctic expedition which sets out, for ilic scull) polar region, with government baching, in mid- October. Never bcfcre lias man conceived or dared try to build a vehicle which, like this cue, will travel on its own power over most, ct an Antarctic area as big as all th United States phis Mexico, cany ing four men, provlsicns f;r then for a year, and an airplane viltl its supplies. It is virtually a nortn ble airfield. The snow-cruiser is being bull at the Pullman plant here as "The Antiirclic Snow-Cruiser Project <: the Research Paindation ot Armour Institute of Technolrgy," it wil cost about, $150.000. complete will scientific equipment. Its crew o: four, cue cf whom will be Dr. P Alton Wade, expects to cami: three months on the South. Pole mu/ CROSS CltfVASSES Driving tl such a vehicle frcm Chicago to Boston is itself quite a job. The Bureau of Public Roads had U> be called en lo »ork out a route which would accommodate this juggernaut with its 55 feet of length, its enormous rubber-tired wheels en 15-tcot centers. All the experience of his former trips to the polar region with Admiral Byrd is being incorporated into the sn:w cruiser by Dr. Thomas C. PoiiUer, designer. The south polar region is smooth, nnd d:es not break up into floe,' like that area surrounding the North Pole. Nevertheless, the cruiser is designed to cross ice crevasses 15 feet wide TAKES GIANT TIKES Gargantuan tires for the machine are now being c:mplclc3 by G:od- year at Akron. The cruiser will carry two spares, need six tires in all. First of these giants—10 feet high—was recently taken from the mold at 'the, Gordyear factciy as the 300,000,000th.tire built by tliat plant. Except for (heir heavy construction, their smooth tread, these tires are similar to these made Tor the famous /'marsh- buggy," used in oil exploration in the swamps of Louisiana. Two great Diesel engines hcokcd to an electric motor In carti o! the four wheels, provide power for the cruiser. The pilcl, in the central control cabin, can apply power to any combination of cue. two, three, or four wheels. The machine will cruise easily at' 12 miles an hour on one engine, climb a 35 per cent grade, and turn within a radius of 30 feet. When the cruiser readies the Boston navy yard, it will be loaded on a government ship and tra'ns- pcrtcd lo the Bay cf Whales. There it will be unloaded, fueled, and stocked with a year's provisions for the cre«. of fcur. In their polar piillman, the men K'ill then launch cut into the Antarctic, in which an area as big as continental United States still lies totally unexplcred. The cruising range of 5000 mile.? calculated for the vehicle, together with the plane it carries, wil! mnkc possible a more thorough study cf the Antarctic region than has ever been dreamed. Harold VaBtbonr. director of the Foundation, believes that this "residence" cf four Americans in Ant- arclia will come nearer to "colonization" ol the areas than any other ccnntry has come. Build Giant Snow Cruiser for Trek to South Pole 'Whizzer' White Earns Esteem Of Oxford Men KOULDER. Colo. (UP) — Byr:r (Whizzer) While, who won the respect cf Hie American football public as much for his sludkiisncns as for his sensational touchdown dashes, has been accepted by his fello-.v English students at Oxford despite unfavorable publicity. White, \\lio joined University of Colorado Immortals in 1D37 as the Phi Beta Kappa nnd Rhodes sch:larsmr> all-America grid star, has overcome effects cf advance notices that created a ban impression, Dr. C. Collin Davies, visiting history profess:r trcm Oxford, said. "He's studious and quiet, much like the British students" Dr ' Davis explained. "White i.s respected by his fellow classmen, hnv- ingin? overcome the handicap of advance publicity abtut his prcfes- stonal football career last fail." The blonde, husky Wellington Colo., ycuth, who Is as much at i with a pile ol law books as he was-with a pigskin under his nun. has not made extensive social ccn- lacl.'i. V)r. Davies explained that according to English custom, first- year Oxford students arc expected to forego Eccial life for studies. entertained him at tea be made from time to time for further observation. -.ed in r further observation. P " ° "' " l!lk ° s il vll ' lunll > r the cru, SC , S foekcr, ^ wln opmlo traveling air field, and short hops cnu , "Ground Plan" ot the Antarctic Snow Cruiser sho How the snow cruiser wilt cross ice. chasms-. It Js so built dial its projeclins nose will 'overhang any crevasse if Is likely to Died. It is driven ui> to the edge imtil the front wheels reaeli llic rim. Then— Tlic front wheels arc refracted up Into (lie body by means of hydraulic machinery inside (lie cruiser. This lowers (lie nose of (lie vehicle until it rests flush on (he ice on thu fur side. Then Hie rear wheels- pusli It forward, until— The front'wheels now bei-.ig above Hie far edge of the Ice surface, the rear wheels arc retracted, selling the rear end flush OH the ice. The front wheels are lliijii extended anain so llial the front unit rests normally on its wheels— Whereupon llic front wheels pull (lid • whole thing across. Once the rear ii-lieels have cleared (he fartlicr cdce of llic crevasse, they arc anslu lowered, »ud uoiv Hie vehicle stands on all four wheels a«alii. Double-Deck Bunks Engine Cooling Machine N System Shop Living and Sleeping Quarters Welding Generator, Hydraulic Pumps and Hoist, All tinder Catwalk vs me living room in which four men will pass months in the Antarctic. The store-roams contain food and fuel for a year, and, aside from liviHgquarlers, there will be scientific apparatus for ofcw 'ation and the analysis of minerals and dcvclopmcnvof pictures. SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON U/ziah: A King Who Forgot God I r Three Times More Deadly Semi-Automatic Garancl Rifle Makes Soldier More Effective BY r,H!I, MAN-NINO fEA_ Service Staff Corr«p on ,lc;it NEW YORK.-lfs the machine mis of the United States Array hat tile military attaches of 22 nations are w:ilchin» this uontii as 73.000 men of the°Army ake the field for their .summer rmiieuvcrs at Manassas, Va and 'laUsbiirg, N. Y. For of all the killing weapons •j'hich tlic American Army pcs- esseo. the macjiine gun is the nost imt:ortntit. At PlatUburg, the new 'stream- ined' infantry divisions are quipped with a form of machine tin in the new semi-automalic arand rifle. This rifle, which replace.? the trusty. bolt-actioii Springfield, makes each infantry man three times deadlier ;n 1D18 for, simply by pressing 't.'ic trigger, he can fire eiijlH ioun;'s lo twice the distance of the Springfield. Since 1918 the erfatcsl defensive machine gun of them all. the anti-aircraft gun, has been developed to the point where the U. S. Army can bring down any airplane flying below 12.000 feet in reasonably clear weather. That this Is military progress any ex- service man will testify. P~or he ran remember the futility with which AA units Tired at enemy planes during the World War. 1'IHK VOWEK IS ENORMOUS An inklins as to the extent lo which machine guns will be used In any possible Inline war msv 1)0 gained from the mechanized cavalry from Fort Knox, Ky. This leelment goes into acllon at Plalls- burg with about twenty aimored lliirty so-called personnrl car- Tc\l: U Chronicles 2(1:3-5, lli-21 BY WIM.IAM E. (ill.UOV, ]>, n. Iftlltnr at Ailv.-ince One may sny for the comfort of those who have to lench this lesson on Uznliih, "the king who for^ got God." I hat It Is a most difficult, lesson lo teach. One wonders nt limes why, with so ninny fine passages in the Bible which tiro clear and beyond any question as to their meaning and their application to life today, the distinguished Christian lenders who imc selected tho lessons should have gone so tar out ol their wny to choose a passage which Inevitably involves questions and difficulties. It Is not often that one hns such a complaint to make concerning tho lessons, for most of them ai-e at least very clear In their application. Rut If any teacher feels himself in difllcultlcs with this lesson, he may take somo comfort from the fact that commentators, like Iho present writer, '.Iso do nol find it easy. Tile facts ns recorded in the les:ou are simple. Uzulah began lo reign as king of Jiidnh, when he was 15 years old, and he reigned | 'or 52 years. On tho whole his rule '•5 recorded as good, and It is stated ] that It was right in the eyes of [ the Lord "according to all that his | 'alhur AniRziah had done." We are I told nlso that he set himself to •eek God In the days of.Zecharlah, md that as long as he sought God ie prospered. But the record goes 'n to say that whrn he was strong Mid his heart was lifted up. ho "rncd from this good course and icted corruptly. It Is especially Charged against him that he went upon ,lho altar. The prleste, who regarded t|ils us their sncred nnd holy right, strongly opposed him, nnd we nre told when Um.lith wns nngry mid wns proceeding with the censer In his hand to burn in PAQE-FIVI cens# lie WM suddenly strlcWn with leprosy. The sloi-y leaves one with wnw embarrassing questions. The record we have wns probably wrftteti by some priestly writer. Wns Uzzlah's offt'HSB a ren! sin, nn net of pngiin Ism, or wns It merely an ecclcsl nsllciU offense, a mailer of authority and privilege? 11 Is.easy, Of course, lo modernl/e the lesson Riul mnkc it n case of tho head oj the slnlc Invading nnd interfering in Iho omccs of religion mid to htwo an olfcnse ngnlnst our mod. em American Idea of tho separo lion of church nnd etato, nut somehow, ono would Ilko to have Uwlnh'fi sldo of Ihe story. Did, a King so noblo nnd. good, whose rein n wns so, fraught with nil Hint wns tine ami projjiosslvo, suddenly become so nriogniu a stnnei llwt loiirosy wns tho naluinl nnd just punishment? Also, MO we to toaoh tho youiig that when they do wrong Judgment will coino upon them thus quickly nnil severely? The Bible It-self, in Its whole teaching, Is lu conflict with Hint Idw. it lunches clearly enough tlttU sin finds man out, mid. Hint evil-doing Inevitably find surely brings evil consequences. Ilia It niso (caches that Jii-se are not nhvnys apparent. The iMblo speaks of the ivlckud nourbh- "8 Riid spreading himself Ilka the jroen buy tree, while st tho some ;!mn It iiresciHs to us Hie saints ot aod guttering cruelly ami tm- Juslly, but snw'IBclnlly, for the ilns 1 others. If we nre lo Irnch a lesson like .his wllh nny ronllsm, It must bo in llic nlmosphorc of this larger experience nmt teaching of the Ulblo. One wishes that lessons were chosen wllh tho purpose ot .tils making the Inrger aspect of the mnln hlghwnys of Scripture, nore cmphnslne nnd wltli less at- cutlon to the by-ways ami by- oiilhs. Sued for a Tenth Of her 'Million' Cannon Metal From 4 Wars In Peace Bell 1MIILADELPHIA (UP) — Every lay countless Phllndcliihlniis 11$. en to tlic pence bell In Indepon- lenco HB)| loiver loll out the lithe —n bell cast from cannon of four it Iho nntlon'K vim' Tho bell was donated lo Ihe oily >y Henry Scyberl, nnd pnclllst. in 187C. H wns designed is a copy of one of Its famous ircdcccssors In the tcwnr, Iho Ub- rty Hell. H wns enst froin 13,000 pounds it melnl incited down from ciin- icn used by llic opp:slng forces In lie Revolution, Ihe Wur ot 1B12, ho Mcxii'iin ami the Civil Wars. After Hie boll hud been prcsenl- cl 10 the city, Soyhert revealed lint he line! done so nflor nllcml- ng n sennce In Now York. He said hut ho ucnlactcct his (tend molhor, Uio told him lo present tho boll and nlso the clock which Is,.still. In Hollywood nclrcM Susim Haywnrdf itovc, will probably look more eor-" y th«n nlncld i! Walter Thornon collects that »100,000 he's sulns icr for. Thornton, head of a N«w York model btircmi, says hs w«$ responsible for her faino as & m-xiti which resulted in a soieen contract find Is entitled (a ten per c«nt of the mlllton dollars she'll make In the movies. tlio . building, to tho city. Tho clock also was famous, for it. wns one of the largest striking clocks of Its day. ' Boy Gels First Oter QutcUy •' OOAUNOA, Cal. (UP) — "D»d" Scho:i>ovcr took his M-year-old * ssn Vorgnl P. on a deer hunting «. htbillon. At the ftist crack at the Ind's rlfln In » ninnln; ihot he brought down a 130-pound Paclflb buck. "Dad" returned home filled with pride bill wllli no deer of his Tossum I'hamotn Burrlar BERKELEY, Cal. (UP) _ Tr,(s city's' "piiiinlom buiglar" which stole only fipld fish from garden ponds was evcnliially rim down by police. II wn.s nn opposaum. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Sloik Guaranteed Best Price* Kirby Drug Stores nto the temple to burn incense Soldiers in Uncle Sam's "streamlined" Infantry ' divisions -reprcstn! Ihrce times more deadly a threat to the enemy than did the dctigvi- boys oJ tiie World War—and foreign mllitnry experts know il if. due lo superior sub-machine guns such as' those pictured here combat cars. nght of! half the world. Thai V Tlic fire power of this mech.isi- American troops would work alon? <zcrt regiment is enormous. For, when going ir.lo action by descending in a swift, maneuver >;n- to the opposition's flank, this reji- ment, will carry mostly machine interior lines while enemy divi were crossing oceans aiw Haulers Hunted as Hobby ...... SARATOGA, Cal., (UP) —Dick guns. There are :!02 calitcr 30; Oarrcd, 19, not cnly has a specialty ••.achlne guns. 93 anli-tank guns, Mn life but has the good fortune to .--... ;:ai'innc guns. 93 ami-tamc gulls,'in me rjui nas tne good foi 'Ti siitmachlns guns, 738 pistols,j live on a family estate Hi rmd 40 Garmirt rifles—a formirt- nlshes him vlln! plenty of M .yvi- '-blc combination of power. (unity tcr exercising it. The hobby The reason .,.._, „.. Etnles is so • keenly interested 'he machine gun is that it is marily a defensive weapon U. 8. military tactics nre primarily defensive. General Headquarters cpnor- He has tho — - — ..-., r -,. ,r,,,...... «... ,,_ y uviL'iioi t *;» v.*l.llci Jil llCuu 1 ±^.™!l£ h nVa , rcnlly '.' !s . trucks i chlcfs k » ow that in anv "When last fall," Ihe profess:r said ••rmi t™tc ,i • i, found him quite satisfied to studyM ", m e Smm" ,S a "«i? rSnri!^ w » r ,, 01 , rtolm * «« '«• - PER WBEK IS A 1,1, VOU NKBI) TO GET A Set of 4 Firestone HIGHSPEED TIRES I5UY ON OUR EUCGET PLAN PHILLIPS Kills Snipes, nudgct Mgr. li & Walnut I'hone 810 IMPORTANT NOTICE! As iiu additional service to its customers, all cotton received at either the Memphis Compress and Storage Co. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Co. will be-iiisured for its full market value against any loss or damage by fire. No charge wil be assessed for this insurance. When issued, the warehouse- receipt will show that the bale is so insured. This service will eliminate the necessity of • owners of the cotton taking out individual insurance policies against loss by fire. SIGNED; Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co. Evadalc, Arkansas and Storage Co. Memphis, Tenn,

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