The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 5, 1955
Page 6
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MONDAY, DECEMBER g, 19BU BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER PAGE ELEVEN Aid for World's Hardest-Working Pilots By DOUGLAS LARSKN NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Out of a chill and fog-streaked German sky, a formation of U. S. Army helicopters drummed downward toward a practice landing in maneuvers. Suddenly a turn in the wind blanketed the landing area in milky foK- The lending pilots fought desperately to pierce the Bloom. Their Instruments were of no avail. Forfeiting to haul back on his piicli stick to slow the descent, the first pilot crashed into the ground. A second whlrlybird following close hehind also crashed a full speed into ground and trees. Only a fast alarm from the ground party alerted the remainder of the helicopters to pull up until the vision improved. But by then six men and two helicopters were dead. • • » To prevent incidents such as this, just revealed by the Pentagon, scientists have come up with some aids for the hard-working helicopter piloi. They say the helicopter skipper is the hardest working man in the fur. He does his work with both foet and hands during the entire FOR HELICOPTER pilots, aid In managing- toughest job In air. period of flight. It's nerve-wracking and muscle-fatiguing. But now a system of automatic controls has been developed which frees him from as much of this manual work as he wants to shed, merely by touching a switch. The system also gives automatic, pilot- less flight. • * * At the same lime they've come up with brand new, simplified instruments which permit "blind" all- weather flying. These advances break a bottleneck in military and civilian use of Larger Families Seen for Future INSIDE — Larger Families 2-18 LOS ANGELES tfl—A UCLA sociologist says that if today's birth rate is maintained American women may have families as large as their grandparents and greatgrand- \ parents. Dr. Ruth Riemer, who has made nn exhaustive study of birth rates, cited these trends: Last year more than four million American women had babies. Almost as many were having their second child as were having their first. This is the first time since Hereford Group Pick Little Rock For 1956 Meeting CHICAGO (IPI— Little Bock, Ark., will be host to the 35th national show and sale of the American Polled Hereford Association next November. Association Executive Secretary D. W. Chittenden of Kansas City said last night the organization's directors had-chosen Little Rock for the sale site. He said the 510,500 premium, the largest ever offered for a Polled Hereford show, had been pledged. A delegation of Arkansas headed bv J. W. Alderson ol Forrest City, president of the Arkansas Polled Hereford Association, Invited the national group to Little Rock. \ Air-Conditioned 3 Pigpens; Yet ATLANTIC CITY, N. .1. i'/P)—A sad tale about how hogs suffer more than any other farm animals in the summer heat is told by Purdue Prof. F. N. Andrews. Hogs, he told the American Societ- ty of Refrigerating Engineers yesterday could use cool, air-conditioned pigpens. j Andrews, who is with the Department of Animal Husbandry at Pur- 3 due University, said experiments 1 with refrigerated slabs in pigpens show cooled pigs gain three-tenths \ of i pound a day more than uncool- $ ed pigs. FIRST -ICYCLE? What is said to have been the i first bicycle was a wooden vehicle invented b\ a Frenchman, M. de ! Sivrac, in ififlO. It had no steering device and was pushed by the feet. WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! H U B B A R D HARDWARE New! Used! HOUSING PROBLEM? Right Now, HERE in BLYTHEVILLE You Can Set Mobile Homes • Low Down Payment • Low Monthly Payments • Lowest Interest Rales GRASK SSK Of Blytheville, Ark. HlKhwajr 81 South Franchistd dealer for over 50 NAME BRAND . MOBILE HOMES NEW! USED! accurate birth records have been kept that this situation has occurred. A surprisingly large number of women had iheir fifth child last year. Says Dr. Riemer: "Not only are women today having more babies than their jazz age and depression era parents, but they are having them at an earlier age. Statistics show that one of every two" married women already has a baby by the time she is 21." helicopters. Pentagon experts assert. They have been achieved by the Sperry Gyroscope Company working with the Air Force, Marine Corps, Army and helicopter manufacturers. A Marine Corps spoKesman says: "Our whole new concept of surprise attack and taking beach heads by striking through the air is based on carrying troops with helicopters. But up until now the difficulty of taking advantage of protective clouds, bad weather or darkness has been a major handicap. We lost our element of surprise by only be- ing able to fly in good weather and during the day. "With new instruments for blind flying and with the pilot freed to navigate better it's obvious that attacks with helicopters will be accomplished more efficiently." The two tragic crashes are typical of what has always been a fault in helicopter flying. They have lacked instruments which tell the pilot their exact positions and directions in the air. The ones they do have don't react fast enough for a crisis situation. The inherent instability of a helicopter and the many unusual positions it has during flights are why conventional aircraft instruments haven't been satisfactory. This is aggravated by the physical difficulty of flying a whirlybird. If the two Army pilots had had the new system they could have turned on the automatic controls and held the altitude they had when the fog enshrouded them. The new gear also permits automatic backward, forward or sideways flying, depending on the pilot's selection for some phase of a flight. It.will permit the pilot to hover over a spot for an indefinite period, automatically correcting for wind drift or other variables. Child HOLLYWOOD (A — Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis are expecting a baby early this summer. Jt will be the first child (or the movie couple, who hare been married 4'/z years. There are mort than 76,000 taxicabs In the cities and towns of the united States. REMINGTON RAND Typewriters — Adding Machines — Calculators Portable - Standard - Electric Business Systems Authorized Sales and Service! WHITLEY OFFICE SUPPLY 106 So. 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