The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1949
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS B-36 Argument Beat by Nature Arctic Tern Flight :' Dwarfs Plane Range ' Causing Controversy •WASHINGTON — Mother Nature ha.5 takrn no part in the li-36 controversy, but she could say a thins or two about, it if she \vished. The Air Force people boast of the B-!iG's range — a little more than 10.000 miles. But Mother Nature for thousands of years has had a little half- pound Hying machine, the Arctic Tern, which makes two 11,000-mile flights a year—and non-stop, but even so that's some flyins. The bird summers in the Arctic and winters in the Antarctic. Its seasonal migration, which Is Bbing on right now, is the longest of any bird. Arctic terns from Alaska and other western parts of North America fly directly south. But those who summer in Eastern North America make a mysterious side-trip to Europe and Africa before heading for the South Pole. You practically never find an Arctic tern on the Atlantic coast of North America south of northern Massachusetts. -One theory about this side-trip Is that the Arctic terns' ancestors came from Europe. So before they take up their winter residence in the Antarctic they make a sentimental Journey home. They fly east across the Atlantic towards Scotland or France, then said south along the western coast of Europe and Africa. .People have known practically nothing about the trail of the tern until the past 20 years or so. Tt was known that they turned up seasonally In the Arctic and Antarctic, but the course they took was not understood until the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began banding the birds. In cooperation with similar foreign agencies. "Numbered anklets are fastened to the birds, and a record is-kept of where the banding , took ' place- About 7,846 Arctic terns have'been banded. And 10 or 12 of them have been recovered at long distances. in Europe or Africa. One of the birds which had been banded In 1929»was recovered In 1910. Arctic terns don't fly non-stop. They are water fowl, so they can snooze or feed on the . ocean. From the record of one bantling, it wns learned that a tern took three months to fly from Labrador to Southeast Africa. .They are relatively slow, cruise at about 30 to 35 miles per hour. They seem to fly rather low. Sailors report seeing them In flocks at an altitude of about 100 feel-. .They are the size of a small gull, with long wings and a long, forked tall. They are pure while underneath and pearl gray on top. Their feel and bite are red, and the top of their head is bla'ck—looks like a little derby hat. 'They are great lovers. When the male Is courting, he brings food to the, female, presenting It to her with a playful ceremony. While she is:brooding on the eggs, he continues to feed her—and keeps up the same little courtship ceremony. Arctic terns lay their eggs near the North Pole, on small sandy Islands or In the snow on the Ice pack. Scientists can only guess at the reasons for their long migrations It might be a matter of food supply. Or daylight saving. Or a combination of both. At any rate, 'moving from pole to pole, where they get almost M hours of daylight in mid-summer and mid-winter, they probably see more of the sun than any other creature. I'OKOIVKN—Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Piatt embraced irdently In jail at Bremerlon, Wash., despite fact she's charged with attempting to have him killed. Mrs. Piatt, who previously said hubby was too ardent, told officers "it was all a mistake." She deferred plea to attempted murder charge. Pmtt broke elbow in recent auto accident. (M> Wirephoto) Arkansas Farmer" Look forward to Big Harvest LITTLE ROCK, Nov.' 16—«>,_ Despite unfavorable October weather, Arkansas Is expected to harvest its fourth largest field crop production this year. The crop reporting service said today weather cut prospects one per cent in October, but production Is expected to be 17 per cent above average. The total, however, will be' IB per cent under the 1948 record. The report said anticipated crops are: rice 19,737,000 bushels; corn 28.350,000 bushels; hay 1.883,000 tons; comerctal-apples 706,000 tons, and pecans 4,130,000 pounds. Clipped Wife's Nose Off—She's Not Mad LONDON, N 0 v. 16— </!•>— John Smith, 24, was jailed today for two. years for cutting off his wife's nose with a razor. Doctors have replaced the nose, the judge Was told, and have some hope it'will grosv back in place. Smith's lawyer said the incident occurred In a quarrel about another man. He declared Mrs. Smith was "extremely sorry she was to some extent responsible for this happening." "She has written to her husband practically every day in prison In very endearing terms," he said. Dr. Hies Speaks To Harrison's Hygiene Club Dr. Edna Nles was guest speaker of tht Social Hygiene Club of Harrison High School yesterday, usinB as her theme, "Training for Life." Mae Francis Kyle, a senior, was in charge of the program which was given by members of the senior class. Prenti&s Shivers was pianist. The club secures a guest speaker for one of Its two meetings each month. Organized in 1944, faculty executive officers include G. D. Hollis, principal; Artie Z. Sawyers, general chairman; Willie Mae Robinson, secretary; - A. E. Leater and Robert Wiley, boys chairmen: and Carrie B. White and E. M. Hollis, girls chairmen. Chicks in Poor Shape, Mosley Informs Lions Russell Mosley, fllytheville High School football coach, told members of the Blythevile Hoi» Club Hint injuries would put Blythevtlle at a big disadvantage in the AA state playoffs this year. Speaking at. the club's luncheon meeting, coach Mcslcy said that the .earn was in the poorest condition, physically, that It had been In all year, anil that meeting Smackover n the first round pitted the Bly- thevllle team against one of the strongest, The Smnckover and Blytheville teams meet at Haley Field •Yiday night for the game. Mrs. VV. H. Pease, chairman of the personal solicitation for Ihe Tuberculosis Christmas Seal drive, scheduled to start next week, explained the seal sales to the Lions club, and told the members that volunteer workers from the various civic clubs in Blytheville were being asked to assist in the drive. November 21 has been set as the opening date for the drive, and the fhial plans for raising S15,(X>0 for tuberculosis control work will be made at a planning meeting Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. Enaene P. Brown, a member of the jonesboro Lions Club, was a guest for the luncheon. Election Expenses Cut By Generous Workers ELKVILLE. III. (AP)—This mining village elected a magistrate, but the noteworthy an^le was economic rather than political. The special election judges and clerics TOr for nothing. The ballots arid notices were donated. Everett Hictmar:, "s was Elected, was quite naooT. So were the taxpayers. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1949 ' Obituaries FOR IDENTIFICATION — President T r u m n n — rather, Colonel Truman of the Field Artillery Reserve—proudly displays his new ORC identification card. The cnrd. first of more than 500,000 being issued to reserve personnel, might help him casfa a check in a sVrange lovvn. COSTUMES Theatrical .Masquerade I Anj 'eriofl, ChanKrtei 01 Purpose Santa Clous Costumes Uoniptetc 0,For All Christmas Occasions Tuxedos ;,;'"«""£ s " 115 • ^o t Weddings— formals—etc. Graduation Caps and Gowns *'iam — Hinncrs — Radges Memphis, CoMunie fc Rrgalb Co 214 S. Main St. .Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Thomas Simpson, 35, Dies at Hospital Mrs. Evelyn Simpson, wife of Thoni&s W. Simpson of Dell, died at Walls Hospital this morning al 4:30 o'clock. She was about 35. Funeral arrangements, under direction of the Cobb Funeral Home ^vers incomplete at noon today, but it ~ss believed services will be cor.Qiicced Saturday. Survivors other than Mr. Simpson include two daughters, Bobbie Jean and Claridean, and three sons Tauimv, Richard and Jimmy. Princess Margaret Gets First Coventry Bike LON'DON T ^-P)— Princess. Margaret hjs a new Irridescent green 2nd iold bicycle- It is the firs: bicycle to come out of i he firs t Coventry factory to be rebuilt after the World War n blitz- The fac- try snve it t o her. Iu hind-engraved head badge o emme! t oo i several months to maie. princess Margaret in thank icg Uie makers said she was tak- *nz the biie to Windsor Castle There sfce hoped to get many ho TlStf OUT; O f it. famous fa flemium Quality AMERICA'S LARGEST SELLING POPULAR-PRICED BEER e \M9, FAISTAFF MEWMO COKf. ft. low! . OMAHA . 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As a result of over-brightness, the camera tube tends to obscure the picture detail and a blob or dark spot Is produced in the picture, An example of this effect would be the white bosom front of a man's shirt against the background of his dark tuxedo. U.S. Wines Are Cheaper/ French Wines Are Finer HOLLYWOOD — (IP}— There Is room for both French and CaU- fornla wines on America's dinner tables, says Earnest Des Baillets, a /lntage connoisseur. France has yet to be surpassed In making "really fine" '.t'ijjes, but it can't compete with lower cost, wines produced In the U.S. Des Baillets expressed these views after returning from a 23-day tour of such French vlnyard areas as Anjou, Touraine, Bordeaux, Cotes- du-Rhone, Alsace, champagne and Cognac. Fine French wines are tcos, he said, because of differences In climate and soil and the more personal supervision of the product. Des Baillets added that contrary to some reports, the Germans did not take the best wines out of France. 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