The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1955
Page 14
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PAOM FOUOTWN (AMU.) COWfcMR TOWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMIffl* », NEWS OF THE WORLD TOLD IN PICTURES - THF TAKE—Biking birlhdiv take is a r^ular August routine for the Goorga ™utaJta.. E Cleveland, Ohio, Became thats the month in which all si* of the CO DOWN THE LINE FOR SAFETY—Wild horses won't get those irate mothers off U.S. Highway 54, just east of Wichita, Kan., but a traffic light or patrolman will. Because that's what they're demanding as a safeguard to their children, who must cross the busy highway on their way to school. The women say tibey'H continue their "citizens' patrol" until authorities provide the n<-ed•d protection. NEW SUB SEEKS RECORD DESCENT-With this special sub, inventor Edmund Martine, checking porthole, hopes to travel into hidden underwater valleys and caves which lie deeper than man has ever been. The 50-ton "Cetacean" is designed to cruise along the ocean floor more than five miles deep. It is equipped with bright lights and cameras. Portholes consist of 12-inch-thick, optically ground glass. Sub is shown in Los Angeles, Calif. NO MORE ALICE-Suddcnly "divorced" from comic George Gobel is Jeff Donnell, who starred last season as wife Alice on the comedian's TV show. Seems Gobel's writers think he'll fare better as a home- screen bachelor. When the character Alke pops up from time to time on his show different "name" movie stars wiU play the rote. ARMY HAS REMOVABLE BRIDGEWORK—Unfolding its own sap-spanning bridge as it moves into position, a United States Army tank dpmonstrates a new do-it-yourself technique for use under fire. Controlled from inside the tank, the rolling bridge is pushed into position, will support tiie heaviest tank in service. Operation can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. TOWN IS TINY, HEART IS HUGE—Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Gray, of Springboro, Ohio, have a daughter living in TorrinKton, Conn., devastated by Hie recent hurricane-spawned floods. They asked a few neighbors to collect their old clothing to send there. The response from this tiny town (pop. 600) assimed the proportions of a flood. Thousands of donations vcre received and the town hall was overflowing. Offers of more are coming in from all over the Minmi Valley. Fierc the Grays and iricndi tort the tons of clothing. Left to right are; Lloyd Jones, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Jones and Gray. SAFETY CONFERENCE—All police and fire department emergency vehicles in Memphis, Tenn., equipped with seat belts. Commissioner Claude Armour announced the decision following publication of studies which show safety belts can reduce by more than 50 per cent deaths and injuries in auto crashes. Above left to right, Asst. Police Chief U. T. Bartholomew, Fire Chief John Klinck, Lt. Louis Clay and Commissioner Armour iry out several different tjrpes of belt. 68, HE RUNS 360 MILES—A 68-year-old marathon runner from Hamilton, Ontario, nears his destination—the mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa. Bob Wborwood, right, had no trouble finding Pittsburgh, but got lost trying to find the mayor's office, where - he finally delivered a message from the mayor of Hamilton. He lost 14 pounds during his 360-inile run, made to. arouse interest In wrestling matches staged for the benefit of the Pittsburgh Firemen's Widows Pension Fund. Watching Whorwood's progress are Battalion Chief James Hoi.per, left, and Chief's Aide Ray Elliott. EXCLUSIVE NBA PHOTO. HE'S LOST HIS DRIVING PERMIT —Three-year-old Jeff Owen of Cleveland Ohio is a pretty upset guy. After all, lies had his driver's license suspended. H's all because of an accident lie h:>ii June with his tiny "dump truck." A neighbor, pulling out of his driveway, bucked into Jeff's vehicle, knocking JcIT to •the ground. The neighbor's insurance company came across with 141 to pay the hospital bill and buy Jeff a new dump truck. That s how the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles got wind of the mishap. .Apparently thinking a rc,ii dump truck was involved, the bureau demanded an accident report. Jcn"s dad, thinking it was all a mistake, ignored the demand. The'bureau became indignant at this slight and revoked Jeffs drivlnr permit "It's a crym^ . wails Jeff. DEAL SALT CELLAR—A structure that looks like a gothic church is.going up on Coose IslandJ Chicago, 111. But the huge concrete supports are for another purpose. They're part ot a huge| storage bin in which 20,000 Ions of salt wHI be kept in storage. r RUMORS ARE FLYING — [Flying saucers may not exist, jbut flying models of them do. JArmy Pfc. Larry G. Anderson of Westchester, Iowa, builds gasoline-powered saucers as a itiobby at Fort Hood, Texas. He's jshown with onp of his disc- jshaped models, which he says i/ly faster than* most model airplanes. This one's four feet in- 'diameter and has twin rudders. DRIVE-IN POOL—With his wheel chair parked in the water, physically disabled Bob Busted starts his daily swim in a pool at; the "country club" for handicapped persons near Danville, Calif.j Husted, who is slowly regaining use of his paralyzed legs, is a] member of Anipu-Servke Foundation, \yhich was formed byj amputees and spastics to help themselves. Their country clubJ consists of a pool, tennis court, workshop and three-room guestj cottage. .Wheel chairs are eased into the water on a ramp. 30 YEARS AGO |Wt conmnitd ett THE EATIN'S BIGGER AND BETTER—Graphically shown is the big difference in what the (average American eats now, compared to what was in bis father's larder a Kr-nrrrstion ago. Then, i few foods were processed and packaged for convenient use. Now many fuods .ire canned, frozen, •Iready-mixed, precooked and packaged in modern, sanitnry containers. Data from U.S. Department of Agriculture. THAT'S WHY THEY'RE PAINTERS—Adoption of Bermuda shorts by these Dallas, Tex, painters reveals a possible reason why they chose the art of the brush and-paint pot for their life's work. Those knobby knees just wouldn't do if they'd aspired, for instance, to make their career the ballet FLIGHT TO VALHALLA—Droning along nt. not much over BO miles per hour, Joseph linger pilots this 1929 Ctirtiss Fledgling biplane over St. Louis, Mo., as he wings ;he old :,hip la New York City where she'll acquire a measure of immortality as one of the planes to be used in filming the life of Charles A. Lindbergh. The ancient craft, in storage for eight years, is back in business because of insistence by the famed flier that all details of the film uo absolutely authentic.

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