The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER/29, 1954 NEWS OF THE WORLD IN PICTURES IT'S ONLY A PRACTICAL LESSON—Learning the bard way what it's like to be blind, members of the Dodge City, la., Lions Ciub .try to eat blindfolded. The dramatic 'illustration was to emphasize the importance of work (die club does for the blind in its annual broom CAGY PLAYING—Down into the Persian Gulf, off Abu Dhabi, Iran, go these divers searching for oil. The underwater elevator which lowers them 250 feet below the surface is used for more] than transportation. When the sharks get playful, the divers enter' the cage as a safety precaution. THEIR WAY'S OUR WAY—Four-year-old Kachel Lysley is "going to the dogs'* because she .can't help it It takes all her braking power to hang on to these three lean Saluki hounds strolling \ in a Roehampton, England, park REALISTIC TARGET—Jet fighter pilots will soon be able to improve their marksmanship by firing at this all-metal tow target The 1400-pound target is towed at speeds in excess of 500 mph. It has a 25-foot wing span and can be pulled two miles behind its medium jet bomber tow plane. Landing on skid-type runners, the target is brought to a safe stop by a parachute that blossoms Irom the tail. Goodyear Aircraft Corp., in Akron, Ohio, is testing it for the Air Research and Development Command. END OF THE LINE—A young admirer pays his last respects to Roxbury Rescue Squad 2, of Boston, Mass., which is being replaced by five engine squads While "mourning" the company, firemen marked the "grave" of the famous company and emblazoned tbe ungrammatical eulogy "She Died Noble" on a helmet. GETTING 'EM IN VIEW—A Nationalist Chinese artilleryman on Querhoy Island sights his weapon on the Amoy area of the Red Chinese mainland. Chiang Kai-shek's forces have been retaliating against the 1 Reds who have been blasting Quemoy. HORSE-AND-BUGGY PICKETS—Protesting a ben which would prohibit horse-drawn vehicles from certain areas of downtown Rome, cab drivers in the Eternal City wind » procession past thai ^historic Colosseum. Tbe nstricaiam ace pact of a rjgogcata^ietegelca^ tte-baeir STRONG MIDGET—The glass reinforced plastic body oC tbi* aporU c«r k lighter than aluminum and has greater strength than »teel,^ according to its San Francisco, Calif., manufacturer. "oii, > '' it weigh* 1000 pounds and is powered with it wtt also be made with a Jeep engine m the future. MEET HIZZONERS—Checking up on its 3800 employes, the Shell Oil Refinery at Wood River, 111., discovered that among them there were five mayors. All hold office in communities within a 2o-mUe radius of the plant. Pictured as their paths crossed, they are, left lo right: G. L. Moorman. Jr.,: engineering office, mayor of Edwardsyille; Brickmason W. K. Miller, of Bunker Hill; W. H. Jenkins,; of Worden, a cracking department operator; W. R. Armes,.of Roxana, dispatching department fcre-s man, and W. H. Heifer, of Glen Carbon, a cracking department operator. HAVING A MID-AIR DRINK—During a practice refueling mission above MacDill Field, Fla.: a B-47 Stratojet takes on a load of fuel from KC-97G "flying service station." Stretched between the two planes is a Flying Boom, a rugged, telescopic, controllable pipe. Recently three B-47'a completed a nonstop 6700-mile flight from California to Japan refueling several times en route., CURB CLIMBER DOES IT THE EASY WAY—Boon to invalids is this wheel chair which enables the passenger to climb or descend from curbs without assistance. Herbert Tramposch, left, one of its designers, demonstrates the vehicle, developed at New York University's engineering college. Close-up of mechanism, right, shows the retractable rods, controlled by handles on the chair aims, which raise or lower tbe self-help chair. HAVING A CHIMPLY WONDERFUL TIME—Tiring of her'daily stroll through the Frankfurt [•Germany, zoo,, Katherine, the chimp, decides to change the routine. Spying a garden hose, jusl > -waiting lor some enterprising user, Katherine grabs the sprinkler and gives the children in the zoo'j pool a good shower. Katherine is one of the favorites at the zoo. DON'T MAKE A PIG OF YOURSELF-That's what Blackie, • cooker-shepherd dof, owntd by OTTJ North, of Independence, Kan., «eem* to bt telling VLizzie." But "Llztie," the wnalleU of 14 , Duroo fifi, down't it«tt to b«ar f m ti» cojoyi hm luncti lro« JMr adopted TOWN CROWS ATOP WATER— Two-story buildings, built on pilings, house workent for a : offshore oi! field in the Cafpian S««, about M mile* Irom Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan A actd a pl«c« ot^ cuHie «* also part of tbe settlement Tht Iowa ^ many <4I dcrrttks at« connected by 25 miles of pile-supported trestle. ' ' and

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