The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1956 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 7, 1956
Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1956 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Captain Keeler, Lieutenant Ciniglio and their ship BAFB Flier's Story Is Re-Told in Air Force Magazine Aloft near Scott Air Force Base, 111., a B-57 crew, now stationed at Blytheville AFB, ran into trouble last Armed Forces Day, but after gliding 20 minutes with both engines flamed out and making a total of nine airstarts, five unsuccessful, they landed safely. They were Capt. Albert T. Keeler and Lt. Ralph Ciniglio. Their jet bomber flying feat was featured in the February issue of the Air Force "Flying Safety" magazine. bast May, Keeler, a pilot of the ,764th Bombardment Squadron at BAFB, and his observer, 1st Lt. Ciniglio, also of the 146th, were returning from Armed Forces Day in Washington; D. C., to Hill AFB, Utah. Unknown to them a defective gasket was pumping their fuel overboard. Emergency Discovered . Ai 40,000 feet, the left engine flamed out. They descended to 20,000 feet making a successful air start and again climbed to 40,000 feet. Checking the fuel, they observed that consumption was exessive. They headed for an emergency landing at Offutt AFB, Neb. Losing more fuel, tUe tanks indicated they could not make the Nebraska base. Ciniglio called for an emergency landing and they headed toward St. Louis. Over that city, both engines flamed out. At 15,000 feet, the right engine was started, but again was lost At 2,500 feet it started and held. The plane, however, slipped to 1,500 feet before the left engine could be started. Now they headed for the nearest air ba,se, Scott. AFB, 111. As the field was sighted,, both engines went out and Keeler tried to glide the aircraft to the main runway about 12 miles away. At 3,000 feet, Keeler realized he was not high enough to make the runway but he thought he could make a nearer strip only 5,000 feet in length. No Flaps With most of its hydraulic pressure gone, the aircraft's flaps would not lower. The landing was made at 160 knots and the aircraft was stopped just few feet short of the end of the runway. The small supply of hydraulic pressure would allow open the canopy but 18 inches. Keeler so.ueezed out and hand-operated the canopy for Ciniglio. Keeler said that when the engines flamed out the defrost system in the cockpit could not function and he was hampered by ice and moisture to the extent he could not see forward. It was the first time Keeler had attempted to airstart an engine, but during the flight he made a total of nine, four successful, five unsuccessful. A check of the fuel supply on landing showed there was no useable fuel remaining in the aircraft. Neither Keeler nor Ciniglio at any time discussed bailing out of the aircraft, they reported. NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the Annual School Election for the year 1956 will be held in Gognell District No 6 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Saturday, March 17th, for the purpose of electing school director, voting on school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The polls will open at 8:00 A. M. and close at 6:30 P. M. at the fol- MOX THEATRE On W. Main St; In Blytlieville Phone 3-4621 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p.m. — Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. Tht Finest in Cinemascope Presented in High-Fidelity Optical Sound! WED. & THURS. Double Feature "THAT LADY' With Oliva 4« Havilland & Gilbert Roland — AND — "DENVER* RIO GRANDE' ALSO CARTOON Northeast Arkansas' Most- Popular Theatre THURS. & FRI. MURPHYjRUSM IfFF MORW>W n -'miMfcmt1l|E in.TMIdr Mll-MMM ST.JMM >. Mrs. Amy Churchwell and children of Griffinville, Ark., arc visiting: her sister, Mrs. Jim Harrison, and family. 2/Lt. and Mrs. Allen Rider of Enterprise, Ala., are here visiting relatives before leaving for Germany. Mrs. Ruth Williams and son Joe of Dyess and Harold Williams of M.llington spent the weekend at Newbern as guests 'of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lum Street. Mrs. Noel Furr and daughter Janis of Kansas City, Kans., spent the weekend here visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hargraves spent Sunday in Wilson with their daughter, Mrs. Eldridge Ford, and family. Ml. and Mrs. J. C. Warhurst and children of Memphis spent the weekend here with relatives. Pvt. Buddy Vaughn of Fort Knox, Ky., spent the weekend here with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Micky McArtllur and daughters Myra and Starla Kay of Hughes spent the first part ot this week here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs spent the weekend In Henderson, Tenn., as guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jacobs. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes spent Sunday in Lepanto with their daughter, Mrs. Louise Jennings, and family. Bill Sornson and son, J. L. Sornson, Mrs. Sornsgn and daughter of Laporte, Ind., spent the weekend here with Mrs. Mabel Sornson and John. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Tippy and children of Wilson spent the weekend here as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs- Charley Sornson. Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal Little and daughter Linda of Trumann spent the weekend here as guests of her patents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nichols. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Huddleston of Lepanto spent Thursday' here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McMillan of Memphis were Sunday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Raymon Blaokwell and children spent the weekend at Walnut Ridge with his mother, Mrs. Sarah Blackwell, and her father, Jasper Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marshell spent Sunday in Daering, Mo., with her parents,, Mr. and Mrs. W. D, Liudsey. Mike and Jane Marshell returned home with their parents after spending a week with their grandparents. 'Mrs. C. L. East of Memphis spent the weekend here with her family. Bud Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrison, and Miss Magaline Bowman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bowman, all of Dyess, were united in marriage Saturday night at the Harrison home. The'Rev. Mr. Crease from Wardell Baptist Church, performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Garrison of Jackson, Miss., are parents of a son born Friday, March 2. Mr. and Mrs. John Harris of Dyess are the baby's grandparents. Mrs. Garrison is the former Miss Peggy Harris. Mrs. Harris is spending this week in Jackson with her daughter &nd family. The junior class of Dyess High School was in Blytlieville Friday evening for a skating party at the Blytheville Skating Rink. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Young and daughters Judy and Becky of Blytheville visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. 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