The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1939 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 27, 1939
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1939 BLYTHEVILLE, (AttK.) COURIER NEWS "Bob" For Prey Submarines Their Bi £7 HCA. Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. — The first few weeks of the war iibroad proved the submnnne Ihe m:sl potent weapon In naval operations. because of Its comparatively smn |j size. It, Is easily mnnneeable.- because of its deslrucilve torpedoes, It ean sink a large vessel Ijefcie the, victimized cnplaln is aware of nn enemy craft in [he vicinity. A submarine moves slowly ^1 15 to n miles nn hour on Ihe surface, one. to 10 miles submevgi'il. fus value lies in Us ability to maneuver and remain hidden until its proy is in striking distance. linking ami lowering the periscope, the sub "bobs" for its victim, until ihc torpedo is driven home. The U-boat, is propelled by Iwo powerful Diesel engines, which nlso generate electricity for .storage batteries to rim electric motors for underwater travel. Most, underwater craft can remain beneath the surface IS hours wilhcul drawing on reserve, oxygen. Normally, they seldom stay down longer than two or three hours nt a stretch. In the more recent, lype.s, reserve oxygen will keep the "crew alive up to C5 hours. Submarines are built from 250 tons to 2500 tons, costing from about $2,000.000 to $0.000,000. Most popular are 250, 500 and 750- ton boats. CAN RANGE FAft FROM BASH The 750-ton craft can cruise as far as 3150 miles from its base of supply. The 500-ton submarine has n cruising radius of 2500 miles and the small boat Is used only for .coastal operations. Most, of Germany's success is fiUribulcd lo 500-ton and 750-t-n •craft, although larger models are In service. The United States navy built [\ few \uiderwatcr boats of 2300 tons; but navy experts said the best type is between 1300 and 1500 tons. A 750-ton cratt is jibsut 230 feet long. It is 13 feet wide and 20 feet high. The 500-ton model is about 200 feel long, 13 feet wide and 20 feel high; an d the coastal boat, about 130 feel, in length, 12 feet in width and 13 feet in height. Mest of the ship is filled with engines, torpedo lube;;, instni- • nienls, safety devices and oxygen nrffi- water ballast tanks. The crews of 25 to 50 incn live where t{iey can be crowded in. Usually five or six officers arc aboard. The men sleep in shifts in bunks in the maze cf valves and levers. They eat where they can find a place. A submarine commander usually has n good Iden wliere he will fine! prey through a co-ordinated system of wireless reports, aerial reconnaissance and use cf sound detectors. In some submarines ihere are as many as three periscopes in enable officers lo wntch more tliari one ship. With the periscope four feel alrve the water Ihe commander can sight PAGE NINE Hunters Drill Dogs As Quail Season Ncars rt, On. <UI')— Tin: stri- of (jointers , lm | full Diagrammed photograph showin how submarines are constructed. a ship 1.3 miles away. If the ship has a 100 foot, must, it can lie sighted as far as 13.8 miles away. This range increases as the periscope is raised, ff the periscope Is ID feet above the .surface, the range is more than 15 miles. In war, when a vessel is sighlcd, the skipper shculs orders to submerge. A siren Is sounded, hatches closed and ballast, tank valves opened. Commands are relayed by electric light signals. The commander "bobs" his periscope up and do'.ui, never more than fcur feet, above the waves. The "bobbing" cuts down the slender chance that the sub will be sighlcd before the commander wishes, If Use vessel is an enemy, the torpedo is fired. At, close range, they seldom miss. Each 1 - shot ccsts about $8000. The torpedo is propelled ihrough Ihe walcr by n turbine and has a rudder which will guide it in an arc of at least 90 degrees. Thus, a torpedo may be. fired from ; a .submarine lying parallel t<» its .victim. . . . - x . Torpedoes usually arc loaded with T. N. T. or cordite, set to explode after the torpedo has drilled a hole into the boat, not on first contact. Torpedoes can travel live or six miles. The 750-ton submarine mounts six 21-inch torpedo lubes, lour in the nose and two in the tail. The 5CO-(onncr has five tubes, four in front'and one aft; and the coastal boat, carries three t.ubcs, two in front mid cue in back. E.icli submarine is supplied with ill-lit Ijnrlt sidc.s llmmgliotic liix'li' thesi) iX lor In n few weeks (]iia!l !i))llii!{ .season will lie open Wise 1111111111* I'Miccllnir die from llii'Ji- iiu'Oilte bird' dons are ., „ Diem into condition vj when liio turns l,c x m firing spurts- men <Mii lollmv a lively, Jitird- -. brnci' liisiciul ol lust a couplo of ..o(|. | ai . v ,,|| lt , s Workouts umv ,,,,1,,,. ,„, (lfMo whether huntsmen 1 :; ilo^;; will Uiul fjtime or -just imiu." Uke llnhlors irackmrii anil foctball players' ,lic.«> rtoas must I),, ki'pl in iHHul I romlHIim, else utter nn hum's run I they will lie exhausted mid luuv no desire (o p:lm u covey. Dinlui; the Miminer. (lie doi"j Have Illlli. to o<). As ro.sull, they put on I'xi'i'ss weliihl- mill I heir muscle:-, Iji'iMmi. sutler. They huvc luul IID eciinmiiul!', lo :ur;wei- anil REAL COFFEE - ALWAYS FRESH BUY A PKG. TODAY arc still largely inulcpeiidablc. Airplanes can find an underwater boat only if the sea is not too murky, if the weather is clear and if (he rnys of Ihe sun arc not refracted at deceiving angles. Befcre the war, the British maintained they had perfected a device for locating a submarine miles away; bill if it, has been used during the past few weeks, it has been nolnbly unsuccessful. about three torpedoes for every tube. Submarines carry one or livo :i or ,( inch deck guns. Guns are sealed when Ihe under. Methods of dctectin China Sets Up Cultural Units To Curb Japan CHUNKING (UP) — Gen. Ku Chu-tiing, commander of Kiangsu and Chekiang and parts of Anhwei and Ginngsl, has formed an organization of economic and cultural committees to combat Japanese plans to finance the China cam- iWgn by utilizing the resources of ;he occupied areas, il was revealed ,ieie. Financiers. reconstruction executives and educators arc serving on the committees. Chinese reports said. The economic group is mapping owl plans to Increase agricultural production, store foodstuffs and clothing and heighten the efficiency ' submarines of transportation as well as to pur . beat ducks chase and control economic resources cf the war areas, '['he committee also will readjust currency, promote trade nful develop light Industries. Dudes of the cultural committees will be to edit and publish reading material and to open and maintain schools. The commitlees, Chinese qimi- ters said, will be under'the direct supervision of the war nrea party and Political Affairs Commission cf which Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek is the chairman and General U Chal-sun is deputy chairman. nt first are likely lo obey. lo be reluctant working 1 i)n> short- mid IOIIK- hnlred ranliies (xic-k Into hmitln<> comlltk'i), tnilneis stnrl out g m {. Hnlly, ijlvliif! (hem n half-hour's nmiimi; the first iiflernooti, HP usi'.s- Ills whistle until the ilo;j» iiK.'iln have leiuwd Ihe signals, nml In holding- them steady to iliiJol, they iisiiully use a p| s wl r>r Mimll-t'nlllwr rllle rather tluni n >ooi»lnn I'YiMii IKW un, inch (l»y will finit tin.' (miners G.'tllOplii£ aslrlde n Jiersc Ix.'hmil MIC; t |() B .| mill crniliinlly '(WHKlnit liielr course, Mtttijr Buy thnL training Hit! doijs us intidi snort in limiting vv |tu icni, They develop keen imder- stmidlns;:! with thi'lr doss und know •wily what lo expect, ol thorn. Then with season cijenlnjj, they are sure of more shots at game ruul fewer spoiled shots. An em- clciit, obedient bird dog seldom Hushes quail. Driving IRisfcr In I2vcn!nc ST. LOUIS tUW-Most nioto'rlsUi drive foslur going home from work than they do going to W k, ae- corOiiiB to Police Chief John if Olassco. 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