The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 18, 1955
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1955 BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TAGE NINE Houston to Test Monorial Transit By RALl'H MONCRIEF NEA Staff Correspondent HOUSTON — JNEA) — Along with the New Year, the swaddling clothes will be removed from another baby that may be destined to grow into a giant of modern transportation. H will make its debut on or about th:.t date In Arrowhead Park on the Old Spanish Trail, 10 miles south of downtown Houston. There citizens of this traffic-burdened city will have a chance to be whisked 830 feet in a steel and fiber-glass car suspended 15 feet above the ground. The car will carry 55 to 65 passengers at a time on a prototype of monorail transportation, and how the riders react will be a deciding factor in whether Houston will become the first city in the nation to I have this form of rapid transit. "The traffic-eliminating ride of tomorrow is here today." declares Murel Ooodell, the 40-year-old president of Monorail. Inc. "Monorail has been discussed for years — the city of Los Angeles spent $100.000 on an investigation that proved its feasibility, but nothing was done to follow through on the project. Now, for the first time in the 20th Century, a permit has been issued in the United States authorizing a working model to be built." • • • "The public's acceptance is about the only major problem facing us," Ooodell adds. "If it is accepted, you may b« riding to your office via this mode of transportation before the end of 1956. And the floating coach in which you ride will be so ultra-modem that the test cab of today will probably be the Model T of Monorail. Our team of design engineers have on the board designs for future models that are almost beyond belief." Says Felix A. Davis, supervising contractor, engineer and a vice- president of Monorail: "Given the go ahead signal by the city, within six months I will have 10 miles of rail constructed and ready for operation." "Although monorail has often been spoken of as the world's most modern rapid transportation system," says Goodell, "there is nothing really new about it. When Theodore Roosevelt was President of th» United States, the monorail system was already in use in wuppertal, Germany." But could It work here? J. B. White, Public Service Director of Houston, says: "Properly engineered,' adequately financed, and completely integrated with all other existing modes of transportation, the suspended monorail system of transportation could be a forward stride in the rapid movement of people in traffic-bound American cities." • * • Guodel! points out that monorail would add to and become an integral part of bus or other modes of a city's transportation system. "Its major possibility lies in the fact It in take over the 'long haul' of existing transportation units and leave free for shuttle service or 'short haul' operations those units now in operation," he says. "Where it now takes an hour or more for many suburbanites to reach their place of employment, it will be possible to transport them there in a matter of minutes with Monorail." To prove his point, Qoodell went to the leading cities of America and talked with captains of industry interested In mass transportation .innovations. He conferred at length with Sweden's wonder man of finance, Dr. Axel Wenner-Qren, .who fathered a line in Cologne and has fostered interest in monorail across Europe, and who believes that the possibilities of monorail in this country are tremendous. Goodell returned to Houston and organized Monorail. Inc. Before MONORAIL PRESIDENT Murel Goodell exhibits acale model of cab to be used In pilot line of suspended rapid transit system. World War II, he had designed overhead suspension-type conveyors for a number of industrial plants in the East. The first problem his newly organized team of engineers tackled was a design for a system that was safe enough, comfortable enough, and inexpensive enough to warrant public acceptance. They believe they now have it. "We know we will have the most comfortable system in the world," says Goodell, "and from all tests and figures compiled to the present, it will probably be the cheapest for the type of service rendered. A survey of all material needed shows that Monorail can be constructed for around $500,000 per mile, as against $4,000,000 to $6,000,000 per mile for freeway highways. And. bringing it down to the rider, it means that he will continue to ride to work for about the same fare he is now paying, "And cars on the most modern streets are bound to lose out in the' battle of statistics," he concluded.! "One Monorail track, with adequate ; cabs, can carry the same number of people as a multi-lane superhighway." I Molotov Calls For European Security Plan BERLIN W)—Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov asserted yesterday a new world war can be prevented only through creation of a European security aysttm, the EMI Berlin radio said. The radio was reporting » apeecn Molotov made at East Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, where he stopped en route to Moscow from the Geneva conference. According to the radio Molotov: 1. Said the Geneva conference had handled the Question of European security as 1U "most important" topic. 2. That the people of Europe are aware of the fact there is no more pressing problem than prevention of a new world war. 3. That the Soviet and German people must stand together because both realize what war means. Editors Think Stevenson And Nixon Will Be on Tickets By GORDON G. GAUSS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. W>— Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Adlai E. Stevenson are the leading candidates for the 1956 presidential nominations in the view of most delegates attending the Associated Press Managing Editors Assn. convention here. By a ratio of almost a 4-1 newsmen from all sections of the country predicted President Eisenhower will not seek re-election. They see the iarm problem and foreign policy as the two issues which will figure most heavily in the Hie campaign. Highlight* of Poll These are the highlights of » poll of the editors taken at the meeting and tabulated yesterday. They were asked in a written questionnaire whether they believed President Eisenhower will run or not; if not, whom do they consider the three persons most Jlkely to win the Republican presidential nomination: whom do they consider the three most likely to win the Democratic nomination; and what they think the major issues will be. They were not asked to express personal preferences. Not all of those voting answered •very question. The editors voted Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court the most probable rival of Nixon for the GOP nomination. Of 1M managing editors participating in the poll, 88 listed Nixon as most probable Republican presidential nominee wihle 77 others list Warren. Nixon received 61 votes as the second most likely candidate and Warren polled 33. The vote for Stevenson on the Democratic side was overwhelming. He was listed by 156 editors. Next was Gov. Averell Harriman of New York. He polled 14 votes. Harriman got 101 votes as the second most likely choice. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Floods in Greece ATHENS, Greece (.4v-Forty-eteht hours of rains and floods brought death and destruction to Greece yesterday. First reports said seven people lost their lives and 27 were injured as scores of houses collapsed. Floodwaters derailed an Athens- Patras train and uprooted hundreds of thousands of trees. FARM LOANS Six Star Feature 1. Mi krakerafe f«« U pay I. 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Sugar at your dealer price ' Try a Texaco Service Station First.' We Can Supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL W« deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Blytheville Phone 3-3391 ' Joiner Phone 2421 New Home* New Appliances • Child Education • New Baby • Vacation Trip • Enlarging Your Business Open A Savings Account - Now! Have a planned method of saving and you'll b« surprised how fast your savings will accumulate. Come in today ! ! For a wonderful and useful gift this Christmas — give a Savings Bond —the present with a future. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Blyrheville, Arkansas Only National Bank IB Mississippi County - • Member F. D. I. C. to wives from your Ford Dealer This year, everybody is talking about safety in automobiles. And with good reason. The hazards of the road take more American lives every year than we lost in the whole Korean war. So important things are being done to make cars «afer. But—isn't safety even more important in trucks? If safety is important to the man who drives a car a few hours a day, isn't it even more important to the man (and his family) who drives a truck for a living? We think it is. And we think you wives think it is. That's why we believe you'll be vitally interested in what Ford has done to make driving a truck safer for your husband. Ford has taken the lead in safety with not just one, but a whole family of new safety features for America 1 ! trucks and cars. What are these features that could be so important to you? 4. Tubeless Tires This year, tubeless tires are standard equipment on every Ford Truck. Tubeless tires do not prevent punctures. But they do help to prevent many blowouts. When a puncture occurs in a tubeless tire, the air is apt to escape very slowly. The driver has i greater chance to slow down and stop sajely. D. Power Brakes What we call vacuum-boosted power brakes make it possible for the driver to apply a lot more force to the brakes, faster and easier. This makes it possible to stop faster in emergencies. Power brakes are standard or available on every '56 Ford Truck. 6. High Visibility 1. Lifeguard Steering Wheel Ford's exclusive Lifeguard truck steering wheel is built in such a way that, in case of accident, it helps protect the driver from any contact with the steering post. This kind of "deep-center" steering wheel actually acts as a cushion in case of accidents. 2. Lifeguard Door Latches Ford's Lifeguard door latches have a new "double arip" type construction. Their e.vtra holding strength gives added protection against doors flying open in the event of an accident ... to help keep llic driver in the truck whore he's twice as safe. 3. Seal Kelts You've a lot about seat bells. You probably know thai the Accident Research Cenler at Cornell University, the American College of Surgeons and many other groups strongly urge that every owner equip his vehicle with seat belts. Studies urooe that in about one-half of all accidents, injuries could be avoided or reduced by the use of seat belts. Ford is the first truck manufacturer to mike seat belts available (at low extra cost, for both new and used trucks). In case of an accident, or sudden stop, i Ford Seat Belt holds the driver firmly in the seat. This greatly cuts down the chances of serious injury. And remember-it isn't necessary to be driving fast to be seriously injured or thrown out of the truck in case of an accident. A sizable percentage of injuries of this kind occur at speeds of only 30 or even 25 miles per hour. (If your dealer happens to be out of seat belts temporarily, please be patient. He will hava them shortly.) A better view of the road—in front, behind and to the sides-can help the driver to spot trouble before it happens. A full-wrap windshield is standard on the new Ford Trucks for '56. The standard rear window is the widest on any truck ... and a new full-wrap rear window is available at slight e.vtra cost. All told, a new Ford Tnick gives the driver one of the greatest all-around glass areas of any truck. 7. Reserve Power A "slowpoke" truck can be a threat to highway safety—it is a stumbling block in the path of other traffic. Trucks should have enough power to keep up with the traffic stream. And they should have enough reserve power to pull out of emergency situations. So you will be interested to know that the new Ford Trucks for '56 have power increases up to 26S, to make sure drivers have all the reserve power they are ever likely to need. Why should any man who drives a truck for i living take chances, needless chances, by not taking advantage of every available safety device? To repeat-if safety is important to a man who drives a car once in a while, isn't it far more important to the man who drives a truck all day, for a living? When a man drives a '56 Ford Truck—from Pickup to t<mdem-a\le BIG Jon-he and his family have this peace of mind. They know he's driving « truck that gives him the milled protection of delusive Lifeguard safety features. PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway I Chickasawba Phone 3-4453 . TOP TVI THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAl * ON FORD STAR JUBIIK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

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