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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1980 BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS U. S,Dirigible Will Be A Fighting Ship WILL BE FLYING BfllTL^ "Akron," Readv Nexl May, Will Carry 16 Rapid-Fire Guns, Five Fighting Planes tin .ISRAEL Ki.riN M:A Sen-lie Writer AKHON, O.—While Great Britain mourns the loss of the R-101 the world's largest airship, anr' strives to find out just why tlr sreat ship wns destroyed, Go:;i- ycar-Zeppclin mechanics herr ar- steadily bringing to completion r fjianl of l!)c skies that will \yi hr» er, safer and faster than any airship yet built. This Is the 7,RS-4, scheduled If be delivered to the U. S. Navy it- May, when it will be christened thr Akron. It will be a monster of G.iOO.OOO cubic feet—far larger than til-- ill-fated R-101. or the U-100. EM- land's other superairship. Unlike I '.riose ships, built, for rommercia 1 uses, it is 'to be strictly a n?liii:re craft, and it will be the most powerful fighter that ever took the air. Its huge skeleton is rapidly taking form here, rising high overhead like the framework of f r **~ I prehistoric mammoth. When it is j completed it will have these nn- ' usual features: 1. The Akron will be nearly three times the she of the Los An- gelrs, the navy's present airship twice the size of the Graf Zeppelin and. although not much longer, far greater in power, speed ond range than Great Britain's H-10C rind R-101. 2. Eight powerful Maybach c-n- glnes, with a total of nearly -1500 horsepower, will enable the .ship to reach a maximum speed of "i? knots or 83 land miles an hour, faster than any other airship. Set inside the hull and combined with likable propellers, they will enable the ship to climb at the rote of 2CM feet n minute, while moving forward at n speed of 80 miles an hour—much faster than any airplane could make the same altitude. Can Carry Five Planes 3 A hangar built within the hull crew of 50. wilh all the luxuries and will accommodate live airplanes of | necessities required for them As a the pursuit or observation type, to navai sllil)i i, mvevel . it ts lo „ be taken up or let out through a T-shaped hatchway beneath by PAGE THRT3F!' Will Seek to Reorganize , Negro Elks Lodge Here An ellort to reorganize Keith lottKi! No. 5<W, MOIJTO Elks, will ur made nl a meeting called for 8 o'clock tonliilit nt Tlllman's hnll. Wof c. c. Vallo of Memphis, nrniid organizer. Is here uud will explain (lie mewses of the orgnn- i/»llon and I lie benefits to be derived from membership. The I. II. I'. O. KIks of the World, to nive the orgunmillon Us full Illle, has nlxHil 300,000 members, hidiiiimg men. women mill chil- ilix-n, In H American slnles and ten foreign countries. (Munition, Infant care ami citizenship are phases of the organization's pro- gl'Dlll. arr ntythevllle' negroes who already members me Waller 'nicker, W. !•:. Sprcwall, John Ew- IIIK, J. A. Hums. Cliff Ware, Will Snmner. l-\ 1). Anderson, Dr. n. 10. Roberts, l)r, T. 11. Keith, Dr, H. M. Williams, !'. [i. Tillman Dave Henry. Dr. W. n. Green, Dr. W. II. Yoiini!. Charles Ilrokn, Horace Gircn. A Wliltley and A. Jones. nrart Courier News Want Adi. Read Courier News Want Ads. "Invaluable'' Says : Society Women MELLO-GLO Face Powder is prc-' [erred by beautiful women because' 11 leaves no trace of Ilaklness, pastiness or Irritation. Slays on longer" —no shiny noses! Made by a new French process—prevents large pores. Spreads more smoothly— ;lvcs a ycuthful bloom. Very pure. Use MELLO-GLO Pace Powder, it's wonderful. Khby Drug Co. Adv.'-O.' Don't wait until it is too late / This picture shows an artist's to nci-nlinn of how tlu- £rcal ilirigitr.i,\kion will 'lock s;iilin K over the lupltol :il Washinjlon TJie cir cles indicate the pillions in Hit hull uf the .50 caWjcr rapid-tin- gum, wliii-h wilt maku Hit- Akron a lly jtijf drcadiuujlil Inset is a. nho- lorraph showing how airplanes are rclrasfd und picked up Ijy the navy dirigible l.cs Angt-lcs; a similar system uill be liwil fnr thn (K-n planes wlilch (he nen-sky lighter v. ill i-:irry. ' ter will have a range o! at leas'. G.- - to act as a scout cruiser for tlr 000 nautical miles, or or.e-U:!rd th? fleet. It will be the.'advance ev;s distance around thu earth. !of the battle fleet, soaring high a'ni 8. A social dock for the con- far in advance, releasing its air- siruction of the Akron and its sis- ' Icr nhip, the KRS-5, cc.st S'2,500.000. is the largest buildiiij; without interior supports in the world, and is big enough to enable Die building of a million cubic foot ship alongside the Akron, in addition to housing several and airplanes space. Although the Xkron is not berns; built for commercial uses, if modified for such service it could accommodate 100 passengers and a balloons, blimps ii the remaining planes for scouting farther in advance.', and relaying whatever information it i'rts back to the com- mcindcr-m-chief of the Jleet by radio and facsimile transmission. ahotil a dozen Zeppelin experts nn- 1 eighteen tier the leadership of Dr. Karl Arn- stc-in. among them Dr. Wolfgang Klempirer, and dug into serlou; and 'detailed research work. Hitl Kxtfnsivc Research After dtawiivj up hundreds of plans, covering dozens of airship Secondary to the scouting fnnc- I types, testing thousands of girder [ion \vitl bo thc.ie: j forms, joint. 1 ) ar.d other conMruc- 1 Convay escort. \ tion details, Ihu Goodyear-Zeppe- nionths later, that ship will be completed, and then, says Lieutenant Settle, the United Stoles v>Jll have an airship squadron thai will make thh country supreme IP this class of naval vessel. Tells Men Over 50 What They Should Weigh A famous British Physician—a H|iee!alht m Obesity—gives these us I IK normal weights for men over 50. ."> I : l. 6 inches 149 Pounds . r ) Pi. li " 103 5 R. 1 " 157 r> Ft. K - 1C2 :. ri. 'J - 1C7 5 M. ID " H2 i 5 Fl. 11 '• 178 I « H. U " 1CH 1 ti ri. i •• mi • G I I. i " 138 I Wtjghl.s include ordinary Indoor . clothing-rift nn UK: CL'nles and f,iv I if you aie ovciwelght and liuiv I much. 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These guns, if operated ashore, would have a useful range of about 4500 yards, or nearly three miles; They can fire about 500 bullets a minute. 5. Carrying CO tons of fuel, the Akron will be able to cruise, without landing or refueling, at a speed of nearly 60 miles an hour, as far as 9200 nautical miles, or about II, 000 land miles— nearly half the distance around the earth, doubl? the range of the most modern surface scouting cruiser. C. It will be the safes', airship afloat, since it will have helium, 'hf non-inflammable gas, as its lifting force; will be more sturdily built; will be divided inio 12 compartments containing individual gas cells ranging in size from 80.000 to nearly a million cubic feet; will to accessible by means of corridors along both sides and along the top; and will be almost invulnerable to anti-aircraft or other gun fire. 7. Its radio equipment, will include two powerful transmitters. covering the intremediate and high frequency ranges, receivers cover- j ing all ranges, two trailing un!e!:- lias and a fixed antenna, a radio compass and a radio facsimile transmitter and receiver for t h e transmission of sketches, maps and similar information. The transnn'l- crew of 12 officers and 45 men. Observing the construction of' the Akron here is Lieut. Thomas G. W. Settle, U. S. N., naval air- . craft inspector for this district, j won i wo succeeding design competitions conducted by the U. S. Na- and uroutjht. to this company 666 2. Bombardment of enemy ritory and combatant ships. 3. Protection of own line;; communication and raiding lllv . , - - . enemy's lines. • " ls contnct for construction of Ihs 4. Destruction of enemy com- 1 A)irn » ar.d its sisler ship, ZUS-5. merce. : Some time before Ihe Akron is 5. Dispatch and transport. ! delivered to the navy in May, 1831. j The Akron is the product cf more I according to piesenl plans, tho j than a decade of planning and re- ZliS-5 w'ill b? started. Fifteen or j search. Soon after the war, the U. S. Navy interested itself in the construction of such a ship. Commercial interests, headed by — , Lieut. Setlle has had all-round -;x- I Paul W. Litchfield, president of the ! penenco on the Los Angeles, is a i Goodyear Tire and Rubber com- • Relieves a HradacSe or NenraJfta glider and airplane pilot and a bal- jiany. got busy, gained Am-rican ' ip 3 " minutes, checks a Cold the loonist of note. . patent rights for Zeppelin con- The chief purpose of the Akron, I struction from Luftschiffsbnu-Zcp- occordine to Lieut. Settle, will be , pelin in Germany, brought over j first day, and checks Malaria In Ihree days. 6fiC also in Tablets TARDUI GAVE GOOD APPETITE' Lady Says She Was Stronger, Nerves lieHer and Much Relieved of Pain. 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