The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1937 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 31, 1937
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JVEDNESDAY, MAUcii 31, 193? BIAT.HEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS IN MHIWEL Passenger's'Risk of Death Is Not Much Greater Than In Own Aulo By NEA Service In a revulsion of horror at a spectacular plane crash like that of the TWA plane near Pittsburgh, March 25, people jump to two conclusions: first, Dint the pilot is the intitule source of danger, and that the nir Is unsafe. Yet neither conclusion Is justified, Fcrtune magazine finds after analysis of a careful compilation of all the commercial air accidents that have ever taken place In the United States. The magazine, summing up its finding* on air travel in its April isj.ue, finds that: Commercial air travel in its .test, years is safer than the private automobile in its worst years. The bus is safer than either. And all forms of transportation are vainly shooting at the safety marks achieved by the railroads. THE SCORE Front Jan. 1, 1927, when the ACCIDENTS on Domestic Scheduled Airlines 1927-1936 Honfntal accidents—— dl Fatal accidents • The whole story of commercial plane fnlall- tles Is quickly told by these Fortune magazine graphs. Note how accidents (graph nt left) have been practically the same for four years, but how deaths (second graph) suddenly rose In 1936, because planes entry more passengers now, and hence crashes nre more deadly. Your mathematical chances in flying are shown In the third graph, at right. By Courtesy Fortune Magazine FATALITIES from Accidents on Domestic Scheduled Airlines 1927-1936 . i, Employee fatalities C3 RATES of ACCIDENTS in Domestic Scheduled Airline Operation 1927-1936 record of commercial scheduled nir line travel begins, up to but not Including the crash of March 25, 1931, U. S. commercial air lines have suffered 846 accidents on scheduled domestic operations Of these 846 accidents, there were 674 in which no one was seriously injured. Only 107 accidents killed someone in the pans. And of these, 49 occurred on non-passenger flights The total death toll is 325, and of these 131 were members of crews. Thus 1m 10 years, 58 fatal crashes have killed 194 passengers. That averages between five and six crashes a year, and slightly more than three"passenger deaths per crash. The most complete figures, however, are from 1930-1936. In that period the air lines flew 1,428,250,000 passenger miles. .(If a plane flies 100 miles' with 10 passengers that is 1COO passenger miles.) Of the total passengers carried, .004 per cent were killed. Exactly one passenger was kilted far. every 2,000,000 miles of flight. And the, 1930-1936 mortality was one passenger for every 9,350,000 passenger miles. ' 1833 RECORD BEST v i;..Fatal riane accidents,,reaching a peak-of 18 in. 1020,.declined,to 'eight I'i-'inl 1934. and have stayed thh're^But passenger fatalities have been rising because planes are larger and more passengers are carried on each flight. Each major accident kills more people. The result, was the deadly year for passenger plane accidents in 1936 when a new high record of 61 deaths (44 of them passengers) was set. In 1933 the air lines set a new all-time high of 21,700,000 passenger miles for each passenger death, but in 1936 the figure had been cut down to 9,900,000, though there -were no more bad crashes. The railroads, even in their worst days back in 1907, with wooden cars and high-speed comp3titive schedules, killed 047 passengers. But they rplled up the same year 27,700,000.000 passenger miles. Thi made a rate of 42,800,000 passenge miles for each passenger death which Is twice as good as the bes the air lines have been able te achieve. In tr.e year ending June 30, 1935 the railroads killed only, 18 passen •gers. The rate of 1,027,000,000 pas scnger miles for each passengc School Lessen for Tc\l: Gcnciis death Is the all-time record for all transportation. On the record of the last four years (the period of strictly modern flight) you could have traveled 10,000.000 miles on air lines without getting killed, which is just about as far as you can figure on traveling in your own car before you get killed. CRASH CAUSES Fortune lies analyzed. OIK by on;, all the principal nir crashes since that in which Senator Bronson Cutting was killed near Atlanta. Mo., May 6. 1935, So far as Is known, it concludes, beginnings, structural failure of the aircraft Itself has not caused a single mcd- ?rn fatal accident, which reflects plenty of credit on U. S. manufacturers and maintenance shops. If plane line operators have in the past urged pilots to , make risky flights, they are not doing so any longer, the survey concludes, Pilot error contributed to 10 of the major crashes of the past two years, the survey found. Faulty radio reception appears to r.ave entered into six ol them. Lack of gas has figured in several. Faulty or insufficient weather orecasls were factors in four of the rashes. In several cases the opcra- ors have blamed the government adio bsa"m as being weak or hav- n» failed, but this has not been stablished definitely. PavL of the responsibility rests 311 the government, the survey finds\ Since 1932, the government's tangible contribution mproying the .airways . lias bear nly $3.200,000. That does not include money spent on Improving airports, for this is not much of a afety factor. SUGGESTED REMEDIES Commercial operators have fo: everal years been asking new air ways equipment totaling $10,500, 100, Fortune points out, including lew radio ranges or beams, hun- Jreds of new non-directional mark- )rs, extended teletype service. lumber of spot-weather reporting services should be doubled, the magazine suggests, and the entire Weather Bureau mc-deniized and improved. Flying equipment, the shius themselves, furnished by the operators, are the best in the \vorld. But the airways faciiities inain- '.ained by the government are mc- iiocre. Fortune finds, and the un- 'jalance between^ the effectiveness of these two elements in flying is the basic factor In the air-Eafely equation today. Better co-operation among air lines in research, especially in the radio field and in blind flying technique and equipment, is suggested.' =WKEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON = Messages From Genesis ess, Hint lite Is tlic supremo ronl- ty In the universe. We arc conscious todny ol ]iv- t& In a world of grcnt mystery. We feel Its complexity, (is the nclcnts could not have toll It. But the "crude materialism of science of yesterday 1ms insstd tnulor Ihp InlUionec of iclcnlinc Investigation Itself and ins lifted us Into the- newer nnd great, energies contradict Ilic dm of wliat we onco culled dead, or lifeless, innttor, The trnchlng of science today would seem to be rntticr Hint unltcr Itself Is n form of motion. We ore In a living universe. I'er- haps the mystery ot life In tho world seems more lm|ieiictrnb]t) than ever before, yet the simple verities of creation's story Hint, ;in|)liaslzcs order nnd light and life nre the factors to which men come In fnlth and vision. oftler realm of mul forces that Arthns Ask Iliuillnj; Ciioiinil ST. I'AUI, (,UP1—The state con- scivnlloti commission has been uriifd to consider establishment, of a hunting area for archers by A. C, llnilHiii. director of the sttite (inine nnd llsh division, Ho nskcd the cr.mmlsslon to mnke a study of problems Involved. nado Section 2289 R. s. liomc- stcnd entry Llttlo nock, number 023205, for r/>t 1, Section 8, township 15 N., nango 10 K., Fifth Principal Meridian, Arkansas, has lied notice ot Intention to make :hrco yenr final proof, to cslau- Isli claim to tho land above described, before Miss Carey Woodburn, til BlythevJllo, Arkansas, on the 281H .day of April,' 1037. Claimant names as witnesses: Sharllo Collier, of Qosnell, Ar- konsns, Jesse Franks, of Qosncll, Arkansas, Vernon Jean, ot Uly- thevllle, Arkansas, Vestcr Brooks, ot Ulythcvlllc, 'Arkansas. D. K. PARIIOTT Acting Asfltstnnt Commissioner. 3-10-17-24-31 ELECTRIC t AUETT1ENE WELDING AT BEST FHIOE3 ' _PROMPT SERVICE Barksdale Mfg. Co, PHONE 18 Drs. Wert & Wert OPTOMETRISTS Over Joe. Isaacs' Store -WK SIAKE 'EM SEE" Phone 640 Tr<lcr.|iUnriil Unite; m Kuiutay April 4. 1:1-5, M-3 concerning (he spiritual nature, offer nn Irtcal.for modern 1IY Wiil. E. CiiLilOV, D. D. Editor cf Advance Frcm lessons in the Nev; Testament. we turn in the second Quarter of trie year back to the Book of Genesis, with its story ol Has Genesis something to teach in this modern world, where science lias discovered a great leal concerning the process of creation that ancient writers never knew? We cannot hope that Genesis ivlll offer us a textbook ol science, but it may be that it will nave n great dEal to teach us Better pay and training of pilots might help. "The evidence shows clearly," Fortune concludes, "that accidents become obsolete, which means that their causes arc being progressively eliminated; and so long as this healthy situation exists it is certain that accident prevention will some day catch up with that advance in performance Dial lias been constantly creating nc\v safety problems. At the present rate of prog- of man find his world, the .sane-1 lily of life, the responsibility of brotlicrliood, the nuture of sin and its wages, and the vision nnd need of mercy. We sliall discover In the course of these studies Hint Genesis Is by no means a played-out book, but Dint It still lins a great deal to teach the thoughtful render. If there were any question of tills, we might ctlc one striking illustration. In the world 'of the 20tli century, where modern, so-cal!:d Christian nations , are bristling with amis, nnd armament, and we know ^not on what day the world! may' be plunged in war. is it not instructive to remember i\ jnan named Abraham? When his herdsmen fought those of his nephew, Lot, over water for their cattle, Abraham took the amazing attitude of refusing to fight, and of saying that he wns willing to sacrifice his own interests for the sake of peace ^ Do \\c foiget that he sald.^to Lot, "You take the :right .hand, and I'll go to the left, oi\ yqu take the left.hand, and I'll go'(tb ' nations. May we not Mml that this Is so with iv grcnt deal In the book? Let us turn to this lesson, with its stcry of creation. • The slory of creation Is one of bringing order out of chaos, of -bringing light out of darkness, of bringing man, greater than his universe and greater than the animals Into being, made In Hie linage and likeness of that Being whose Word brought order cut of chaos, light out of darkness, and life Into the world. t Nothin; In modern science has gone beyond tills cr has set It aside. We may have discovered something more.about the process, nnd we know now that creation has been a matter of millicns of ye.irs and not of a few days; but we know, nevcrthe NOTICE FOfl PUBLICATION UNITED STATES DEPAUT- , MENT OF THE INTEItlOIt GENERAL LAND OFFICE AT WASHINGTON, D. C., February 23, 1037. Notice Is heri'Oy given Mint Eu- jcnc E. Lowery of niythcvllle, Arkansas. \vho. on March 2, 19:», NERVOUS? SICK? ARE YOU Mrs. C C. 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