The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 18, 1951 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS , 8EPTEMBT5R 18, 1991 Mighty Iowa Sails for Sea 'Shakedown Mothbal!s N Put Away for Salt Spray in West SAN FRANCISCO, Sept, 18. (AP) —The mighty USS Iowa, her mothballs swapped for salt spray, gives her green crew a taste of open water today. It's the second riay of n shakedown for the 58.000-ton drcari- nau ght—the biggest and fastest battleship in the world. ] The Iowa, just out of a 2i£ year! hibernation at Hunter's Point naval j shipyard here, had her first trial run I yesterday. i It was all in San Francisco Bay.] Today she goes through the Golden Gate for maneuvers around the Farallone Islands, Capt. William R. Sinertbcrg. the Iowa's skipper, was "dclljrhlcd." So was his green and. excited crew, most of whom had never been on a battleship before. No Experience "I haven't one officer who hnsj ever served on a ic-lnrh sun tur-1 ret, Smedberg said, "and only five of my enlisted men have had 1G-] Inch gun experience." The skipper wasn't bothered, how- k ever. "We'll make up for it In train- k ing," he said. ' He spoke fondly of the mighty 1 vessel which carried President Roosevelt to the Tehran conference and then joined the Pacific fleet late In World War II. "She's a perfectly beautiful ship." Mmedberg Bald, "She handles like a destroyer. "This Is a. Cruiser" "This IB no battleship. This la the heaviest cruiser In the world and we can do anything a cruiser can do. We can go 17,000 miles without refueling. "What I'd like to do in case of a really bEg war, I'd like to take this ship and a nice, fast small aircraft carrier and go nil over the world. Hell, I don't want any destroyer screen. We catch R torpedo, we'll catch * torpedo. It might Blow us down a bit, that's all." The Iowa la the last of her class Battle of Buggies Ends; Steamer 'Proves' Ford May Be Wrong NKW YORK, Sept. 18. <AP) —I Tile one-minute figure represents The battle of the buggies has come the difference !n time !t took the to an end. And let It be known thatj two cnrs to reach a point near the n J9I3 Stanley Steamer IB speedier 1 Yonkers-New York city line from thnn a 1911 Stoddard-Dayton. j Poughkeepsle, N.Y., 15 miles away However, for the sake of accuracy; in the stretch drive which began In A supersonic era, it might better yesterday morning, be said that the Stoddard-Dayton] It took the winning car 53 hours crawls along a trifle slower the steam-propelled relic. than j and four minutes bo make the trip In the 1.086-mHe struggle which beg mi In Chicago a week ago yesterday, the steamer averaged 20.46 from the windy city, and 53 hours and 41 minutes for the runner-np. The driver of the pre-world War T .steam buggy. 16-year-old jack PASTOR XAMUD — The RCV. Jnuic-s HiKer, formerly of Becklcy, W. Va,, has been named pastor of the Gateway Tabernacle, ^20 Howard. A series of revival meetings is mirier way and will continue during this week. Services begin at 7:45 p.m. daily. The Rev, Mr. Hizcr succeeds the Rev. L. B. Borah, who moved to Mcna, Ark, miles an hour. The de/eated gas Brause, one-time vice-president of buggy's average was 20.22 mile* an j the Stanley Steamer Company, smil- hotir. led proudly at Ills triumph. The four-wheeled Una kettle' wheeled across n finish line yesterday about a minute ahead of the gasoline antique. Its actual margin of victory for the entire trip, however, was 37 minutes. "I feel 100 per cent. I was sure all along I would win," he said In his moment of victory. Rube dc Launty, 70, who coaxed AFL to Play 'Own Polities' Union Won't Wait For Olher Groupi SA.V FRANCISCO, Sept. 18. IIPi- Th" American Federation of Labor plans to take its stand on 1952 congressional elections without regard to the attitude of other labor organizations. The AFL's Labor [/eaBue for Political Education, meeting at the federation's annual convention, last nlglit drew plans for the strictly Independent campaign—as. opposed to [he AFL-CIO unity progran: which featured In the 1950 elections. Today the delegates took time the gasoline antique eastward, only)off from the convention business for grunted. a day of sight seeing. QueenTightens Nation's Belt Holland Warned Of Sacrifices THE HAGUE, Sept. ] 8. <A', — Queen Juliana warned her neonjp today to he prepared for new personal, financial sacrifices because of the contribution Holland is expected to make to the defense of the Western world. She opened parliament in a joint ;t:slon of both chambers, which took up a budget allotting 2S.I per cent for defense. In her sixteen from the throne 5he said it Is certain that realization of a four-year mllUnry plan cnn hardly be achieved without financial aid from abroad. Alvanley Johnston Dies CLEVELAND. Sept. 18. l/I'i Alvanley Johnston, 76, who was grand chief engineer of the Broth erhood o£ Locomotive Engineers fo a quarter century before his retire meat last year, died early yesterday to return to active duty. Her slstci ships Missouri, Wisconsin and New Jersey, already are with the fleet. Red Sody Pop To Net Man Kansas Farm ANDERSON, Mo,, Sept. 18, //TV- George Willis will get a |I4,000 Kansas farm if he displays a 60- year-old nnHle of strawberry sorla pop on his 65th birthday next February, The bottle of pop is the only otic left of 24 given Wllli-i on his fifth birthday by his grandfather, James Connor. The grand lather left a will which .states that Willis shall get the farm in Montgomery County, Knmas, on his 65th birthday if he can produce a bottle ol the pop. The will gave no explanation lor the soda pop clause, Willis hoarded the pop through the years, drinking a bottle only on special occasions. Last Christmas he had three bottles left. He drank one to celebrate, the holiday. A son dropped a second bottle and broke it, Willis, a farmer, expects to present the remaining bottle in probate court at Independence, Kan., Feb. 24 and get title to the farm. Then he plans to drink the last bottle, Emperor Hirohito Plays the Host In First Reception of Ridgway TOKYO. Sept. 18. '/Pj—Emperor HtrohiU was ho.st today to Geti. Matthew B. Ririgway and his wife nt a history-makiiiK luncheon in the imperial palace, it was the first time In more thnn six years of Allied occupation that a Supreme Allied Commander had called on the emperor. Gen. Douglas MaeArtlnir never called at the imperial palace although the •mpcror paid him official calls. Today's affair was strictly social, ['he Etidgways were invited by the emperor and empress. Other guests were U. S. Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald and Lt. Col. E. S. Adams, Jr., Ridgway's aide. Signing of: the Japanese Peace Treaty at San Francisco apparently was the signal for social relations DCtween the emperor and the man who represents the forces that defeated Japan in World War II. Yftfiumasa Mutsuclaira, chief of the hoard of chamberlains, grcctci the party and escorted it to th third floor. There the emperor am empress received them. Luncheoi was served In the imperial banque room. In England, where a different form of transmission Is used, television antenna rods are mounter vertically Instead of horizontally. UN Unit Awaits Israel's Answer to Peace Move PARIS, Sept. 18. (AP)—A U,r conciliation commission is wattii or Israel's answer to a plea f« r ew-Arab economic cooperation ; L first step to Middle East peace. Details of the U.N. group's pro- Record Relief for SOUR STOMACH For.heariburii.B Southern-GOP Is 'Cool' Senators Doubt 'Its Practicability' WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. OPV--A love to link Southern Democrats ith conservative Republicans got a ool reception today from some poli- .elans, The move, sponsored In large part y Senators Mundt <R-SD) and 3rewster (R-Me), brought this omment from Senator Taft (R- Ohlo). a potential GOP Presidential andidate: "I don't want to discourage it, but doubt the practicability of the tlan," Mundt told a news conference .esterday that none of about 100 lersons who met here to evolve a ^partisan "committee to explore jolitical realignment" publicly fav- ired President Truman's reelection. He termed them backers of "Jimit- ed government." gram are being kept secret until both sides indicate their willingness to go ahead. Head Courier News Classified Ads. But ihli icUnlEMc way may ovofd thawing monthly strain n<1 r I'll, a il'l ithly i xik. 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