The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 8, 1953
Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8,1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SEVEN Veteran. Female Pilot Convinced, Women-Filers Better than Men By HAROLD HART LITTLE ROCK OB—There is no question about it "women gyner- ally are better fliers than men," says one of Arkansas' few women commercial pilots. Sarah Shonk can and does fly either single or twin engine jobs. The tall, 27-year-old, attractive brunette is » member of Central Plying Service at Little Rock's Adams Field. fl^'She has flown charter service as far west as Lincoln, Neb. Never had an accident. Her customers, she explains, are mostly businessmen in a hurry. "Occasionally, we get a medical case," she adds. Miss Shonk stoutly defends a woman's right to enter flying, long regarded as a man's field, saying: "A girl in aviation has a tough job. But in time she will win out, just as she has in getting the vote and other things." Taket Issue to Heart She takes to heart the "men versus women fliers" issue not _ only from a personal standpoint but in her job as chairman of the National Womens Aeronautical Association. The NWAA fosters interest in flying among women. "Why, during the war, (two) there were numerous cases where the women trained men in instrU' ment flying. "The girls make fine pilots. They are good on instruments, thorough in their technique." I Emphasizing her point with •World War II background, Miss Shonk says "women pilots were unpopular with the,,men. The men just didn't want women moving in on them, but the women did a terrific job of ferrying planes from the factories and other such things." Nailing down her argument, she says "there are women crop dusters today, which I think is the toughest of all flying." Miss Shonk says general lack of interest among women in peace' time flying "is a serious problem all over the country." Women are needed in national defense work, she says, adding that "We have told defense officials we are ready to help out at any time in spotting enemy aircraft or anything else." A 'woman's interest in flying is a funny, unpredictable thing, she observes. Women are pessimistic at first. Their husbands start flying and the wives "raise cain." They would rather have a new room on the house. The average small plane costs about $4,000 and the wives can't see that much money goine into it. Then they get interested gradually. Pretty soon you have another woman pilot." Miss Shonk has been flying since she was 18. She teamed with Miss •SWacqueline Dunnnway of Little Bock to finish sixth last year in the first annual Sky Lady, Derby. The event, sponsored by the women {Hers, was over a 600-mile course from Dallas to Topeka, Kans. And she intends to be In this year's meet—a 2-day, 1,000-mile race, starting and ending at Ft. Smith, Ark., via Memphis, St. Louis and Kansas City. It's set for May 6-7. The race is open to women throughout the country, but it draws pilots principally from Oklahoma. Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi, The ladies aren't allowed to fly anything over 300 horsepower and the plane must have been manufactured since 1946. Cash prize money ranges from $300 for first to $100 for third. J How about problems in her job? "You would think people, men especially, would back away when they see a woman pilot," she nays, .driver!' But I've never been turn "You know the 'Eeek—woman | ed down by a passenger." FLYING IS HER GAME — Sarah Shonk climbs Into cockpit of light plane for start of another charter flight. The 27-year-old Little Rock brunette is one of Arkansas' few women commercial pilots. She stoutly defends a woman's right to fly and says, generally speaking, women are better fliers than men. She plans entering the 2nd annual Sky Lady Derby, May 6-7. The 1,000-mile race starts and ends at Ft. Smith, via Kansas City, Memphis and St. Louis. (Associated Press Photo) Prop Inspection For Commercial Planes Ordered WASHINGTON W) — The Civil Aeronautics Administration has ordered a propeller inspection for most of the. nation's commercial j airplanes "to preclude further hazardous accidents." The inspection order applies to aircraft using reversible propellers, as do most modern airliners. A CAA official said the order stems from the failure of this type of propeller on a military plane »t Greenville, S. C., March 19. The plane managed to land safely. Uranium Finder PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. W)—An ultra-violet-ray lamp Is becoming the companion of the Geiger counter In the hands of the uranium- prospector in Saskatchewan's north- ,nd. Prospectors long have recognized the evidences of minerals exposed ;o the surface. These, acted upon by the atmosphere, often give vivid colors such as cobalt blue and the green stains of copper. GRAZING CATTLE! The Grazing Season Is Here! We are selling from 500 to 800 Grazing Cattle Every Friday. • WE HAVE CQNSIGNED EVER* FRIDAY A BRAND NEW BUNCH OF GRAZING CATTLE, CONSISTING LARGELY OF STEERS. THESE USUALLY RANGE FROM MEDIUM QUALITY TO AS GOOD AS GROWN, AND WILL WEIGH FROM 300 LBS. UP. MOST OF THEM WILL HAVE PLENTY OF FRAME BUT CARRYING VERY LITTLE FLESH—JUST RIGHT TO HH THE GRASS. • YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO BUY LIGHT WEIGHT, GOOD QUALITY HEIFERS, YOUNG COWS OR COWS WITH CALVES AT THEIR SIDE. • IN FACT, ANYTHING YOU MIGHT WANT TO GRAZE/WT FEEL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY THEM HERE ANY FRIDAY. • ALL CATTLE ARE GRADED AND SOLD IN SMALL BUNCHES BY THE POUND, AND WEIGHED AFTER THEY ARF, SOLD—THUS ENABLING YOU TO BUY THE NUMBER YOU WANT AND GUARANTEES YOU THAT YOU GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU PAY FOR. • SAL EBEGINS PROMPTLY AT 12 NOON EVERY FRIDAY • NEWBERN SALES CO. Located on Highway 51 NEWBERN Telephones 3<I62-3<161 TENNESSEE "Change of Life Made Me Scream at My Husband" writoi Mri. A. W., N.w TirV, N. 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(Wonderful, too, for functional pains of monthly menstrual periods.) fWN^^H^H H acln (hroiifih WiUM s LOOK See us about this LISTEN FORD &K//II HERE'S WHAT WE DOl j/ Adjust foot and parking brakes ^ Check steering wheel "play" and linkage ^ Inspect windshield wiptr motors and blades *• l }/ Inspect horns and horn button /• Check rear view mirror ^ Inspect springs and shock absorbers ^ Inspect tires for wear and cuts; check pressures ^ Check exhauit system ^ Align headlights f Check all glass 2.95 PllilliDi sMntorbompanu 300 Broadway Phon* 4453 Democrats Win In St. Louis Tucker Victorious Over GOP Candidate In Mayor's Race ST. LOUIS Ml—The Democrats tightened their grip on the City Hall here today by an unprecedented vote plurality in the nation's first major city election since the Republican presidential victory last November. Their candidate for mayor, Raymond R. Tucker, swamped Republican Carl O. Stifel yesterday. He ran up an all-time margin of 61,433 votes in a St. Louis mayoral election. Republics in 1945 was elected' mayor by v a 54,000-vote edge. Unofficial returns from all of the 795 precincts in St. Louis gave ucker 143,640 votes to 82,207 for Stifel. St. Louis has 393,235 registered voters. Tucker, a 56-year-old engineering professor on leave from Washington University here, was seeking his first elective office after 20 years In civic jobs. He had attracted national attention as anti- smoke director here and was far better known than Stifel, a real estate man. Both major political parties had attached national significance to the election by sending top figures here. Democrat Adlai Stevenson polled a 90,000 majority here last fall but his plurality fell short of Tucker's percentagewise. Tucker received 63.6 per cent of the vote, compared with Stevenson's 62 per HEADS ATOM COMMITTEE —Rep W Sterling Cole has been named chairman ol the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Cornmitlee. The naming of the New York Republican break5 a long deadlock over the chairmanship. cent. Riding the landslide with Tucker yesterday were incumbent City Comptroller Milton Carpenter and 11 of the 14 Democratic candidates for alderman. That gave the Democrats a gain of three seats on the Aldermanic Board and allowed them to retain control. AFL, CIO Aim Af Friction WASHINGTON (/PI — Tlln A PL and CIO, liilkhiR merger again, have started out by Irvine to eliminate a source of friction between t.hem. Leaders of the two big labor orga- niMfuona jt;sterCrti> inan group to try lo work out an agreement against "raiding." This lg the attempt by one union to replace another as bargaining representative in an already organized plant or industry. Both AFL President George Meany and CIO President, Walter - sutTi practices were going on «M that they oufilit to stop. Reuther told newsmen they knew ' annually. It required nearly six yeira t« bring chinchillas from Chile ta th» United States. -Their native horn* li. high in the Andes mountain*, and they could be moved down safely pnly » few thousand fe«t Essential Water Where water is easy to get. we are apt to forget the importance of it in the lives of animals nnd plants. To produce a bushel of ear corn requires about 13 tons of water, and a ton of alfalfa hay requires something like 86 tons of water. Certified Watclimakcr lloraO«ALl«llTllH-Of AllEKA Expert Watch Repairing Bill McCaughey City Drug, 101 East Main, Blylheville, Ark PLYMOUTH ANNOUNCES the newest, smoothest NO-SHI FT DRIVING in the lowest-priced field! Drive without shifting! Drive with new smoothness I Drive with Plymouth's sensationally new HY-DRIVE! 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