Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 56
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 56

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 56
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S-PARADE OF PROGRESS AMERICA'S NEWESr JETLINER The DCS, shown here, is scheduled to go into service on the world's airways late in 1959. The sleek and powerful jetliner, in produo tion at the Douglas Long Beach plant, now is undergoing an intensive series of proving flights. E. M. TWINING Checks on Much Work Twining's Test Jobs in Demand With the tremendous increase in construtcion over the Southern California area in recent years, the Twining Lab oratories, 1635 W. Gaylord St., Long Beach, has expanded into one of the. outstanding inspection and testing engineering firms in the West. Founded in 1898 by Frcdricli E. Twining, the name Twining Laboratories long has been wel known by its activity in the commercial testing and inspection field. E D W A E D M. TWINING. grandson of the founder, now is owner of the business which operates three laboratories anc currently is performing testing and inspection services from Ban Diego to Sacramento. "Several large projects which We have been associated with," says Twining, "have been on tlie design and testing of concrete mixes for airfield construction at Edwards Air Force Base, George Air Force 'Base, Lemoore Naval Air Station in Central California; Palmdale Air Force Plant No. 42, International Airport, Los Angeles; Air National Guard Facilities et Van Nuys Airport. "Other projects involving a relatively new and different product is the design and test- Ing of heavy aggregate concrete for use in Atomic laboratories. * * * * "TWO SUCH JOBS durinL the past year were for North American Aviation, C a n o g a Park and Hughes Aircraft. "Tiie commercial testing laboratory is becoming more necessary In every day life, not only in solving many local problems but in rendering inspection services to o w n e r s , architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors." During the past year the laboratories under the direction of Twining performed testing and inspection services on projects totalling nearly ?100 million in construction cost. n several years, had a steady jet and rocket propelled mili- Many Missing Person Reports "It's not a crime to be miss- Ing," says Policewoman Ethel Walling, of the Missing Persons Bureau, Long Beach Police Department. However, 90 per cent of! missing persons who are from this city are found each year.] About 200 persons are report- ] *d missing from Long Beach 1 annually. Of the approximately! 1,000 missing persons reported 1 from out of town by letter, 50! per cent are located. Of the 11,000 reported by statewide teletype to Long Beach as missing, about 75 per 1 cent of them return home within a few days. j Many Calls The lab picked up by the rity for the police switchboard 1« approximately 55000 a year, which discloses the magnitude of the number of calls handled, through the police department, I Douglas DC-8 Jetliners The eyes of the world principal cities of Europe and have been focused on Long Beach ever since the first Douglas DC-8 jetliner took to the air on its maiden flight May 30, 1958. "This sleekly modern transport ushered in a new era, not the United States in either direction. All models are identical In size, and the difference is in the weight associated with additional fuel. From 118 to 176 passengers may be accommo- Jnly for the Douglas Aircraft'dated in various arrangements Co., but for the citizens of Long 1 in the flexible interior of the Beach who now arc in the fore- :ront of aviation progress as the production lines fill up and more of the huge aircraft complete their first flights," nccord- ng to K. G. Farrar, vice president-general manager of the Long Beach division. It was a notable year for Douglas Aircraft Long Beach division which, for the first time DC-8. Designed from its inception three years ago as a commercial transportation vehicle, the DC-8 embodies all the knowledge Douglas' has gained in the production of one-half of all the transports flown by scheduled airlines of the free world, .plus the advanced technology gained in producing thousands of both ncrease in employment--a situation unique in the American icoriomy. . * · * · VKaiKILY due to the accelerated production of lhe| DC-8, employment has risen to more than 20,000. With a to- al payroll of almost §116,000,- 00, the division retains its tature as the largest m'anufac- uring facility in the area. This mployment total is expected to emaia at approximately the ame level throughout 1959. The world's leading airlines expressed their confidence in )ougias and their faitli in the DC-8 long before its first light. This tremendous expres- ion of approval has raised the otal backlog of DC-S e'rplanes o 140--an investment by 18 airlines amounting to more than 1)700,000,000. Based on these ontracts, the company will produce the DC-8 jetliners at the ate of eight a month. The initial domestic version if the Douglas jetliner will be delivered in 1959 and is ex- iccted to enter service on U. S. outes late in the year. Subsequent domestic and interconti- icntal versions will also 'be de- ivered in 1959. * * * * THE DC-8 WILL be able to pan the North American con- inent in less than five hours n regularly scheduled flights, nd intercontinental models will le able to fly non-stop between tary vehicles. WHEN IT ENTERS service load 5,600 miles with normal fuel reserves. Carrying 1,692 additional gallons of fuel, the extended range airplane will have a take-off gross weight of 310,000'pounds. * * * * ALTHOUGH the DC-8 came in for the major share of attention during 1958, the C-133 Cargomaster, also produced at Long Beach, earned new honors . . .. ,. _, , ., as it completed its first year TM! lg '" *° A , lr Fo TM- f d , th = 1 * " " v j *-~* i T T Q A T T * oll_lllnn(llQn l a n f l n a l tion at the Long Beach plant, its 195S record of achievements was a proud one for all division personnel. During the difficult period of crises in the Near East, RB-66 Destroyers of Shaw Air Force Base's 363rd Composite Reconnaissance Squadron were deployed to Adana, Turkey. The contingent established records for sorties, in-commission rates and over-all maintenance and carried out successful sorties seven days a week on a 24-hour basis. USAF's 47th Bombardment Wing, the only B-66 Destroyer PRODUCTION LINE DCS jetliners, with Pan American, Trans-Canada and United markings, fill production lines at the Long Beach plant of the Douglas Aircraft Co. They represent only a few of the 18 airlines that have o r d e r e d the DCS, the world's newest and most modern jetliner. of t r a n s - A t l a n t i c operations from the Military Air Transport Service base in Dover, Del. In September, a C-133A carried a cargo of 82,000 pounds from Dover Air Force Base to England, a distance of 3,867 nautical miles. This was the [only .USAF all-weather tactical bomb wing in Europe, has aptly been called "the only assault force now in the NATO Inventory that can strike behind the Iron Curtain, at any hour, in any weather." ONE OP THE important pro- lieaviest single load ever air- duction phases at Long Beach lifted across the Atlantic inMnvolves the manufacture of aviation history. Ispare parts. This amounts to a In October, another C-133A sizable percentage of the divf- the DC-S will bring a nuniber.landed at Dover from Ij)ng sion's backlog and involves pro- l o£ innovations *° commercial 1 Beach with a Douglas tradition of offering a significant advance in each successive "DC" model. In addition to greater speed and comfort, these include an original and highly efficient device to muffle engine noise with no loss of take-off performance. An extended range intercontinental model of the DC-8 was revealed in June which will be capable of non-stop flights up to 6,800 miles. Several airlines have changed their orders to include this new model which will be able to transport a 26,500-pound pay- proximately 52 1 ,4 tons. At the present time, 25 of the huge Cargomasters have other highly important phase been delivered to the U. S. Air of Long Beach production which Force. Production will continue at least until the early part of 1961 at the present rate. Scramble System for Pedestrians The "scramble", system, designed to speed-up the crossing of the "Cargomaster," r whi of 10 downtown intersections already can carry all IRBM an and integrated with one-way ICBM missiles fully assemblec record-breakingjduction of parts for military i- airplanes in service although out of production. This served to emphasize an- involves the manufacture of the missile fueling system, launch control equipment and the missile shelter. GIANT CARGO CARRIERS Logistics carriers for the Air Force fill a long assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Co.'s Long Beach division. The C-133A Cargomaster has amazed the world with its record-breaking capacity over Atlantic and continental routes. Pacific service from Travis Air Force Base will start the early part of January. THE C-133A Cargomaster is well on its way to sustaining and excelling the high traditions of its world famous predecessors, the C-124 Globemas- ters, which are now computed to have flown a total distance f equal to 12,000 times around this shrinking planet, or approximately 279,000,000 miles. During the past year, the company revealed a new, more powerful version of the C-133. It will be known as the C-133B and it will expand still further the missile-carrying capability streets has proved a success, Capt. William E. Kummer, head of the police Triffic Bureau, said. To "scramble" means that pedestrians may cross streets from four directions at a time. All motor traffic halts for pedestrians on the "walk" light. This giant logistics carri will carry twice the payload the largest military transpo now in service. The C-133B w carry cargo at a cost of appro imately 5 cents per ton mile * * * * ALTHOUGH THE B-66 D stroyer is no longer in produ WEST GOAST WAREHOUSE CORP. "Best in the West" * Domestic Bonded Storage. * Truck Transportation All one floor operation Covers 180,000 sq. ft. Loading Platform--25-30 truck capacity Public Warehousing--custom bonded warehouse Pier A --Warehouse 7-8-9 Long Beach, California HEmlock 2-8413 NEvada 6-7147 your family and home have a bright future in Long Beach Your investment in a home in this city is sound because it is grow- ing and is an exceptionally -fine com- munity in which to live. Your R e a l t o r can help you find the home that best meets your individual requirements. 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