The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1956 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 14, 1956
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SATURDAY, APRIL 14, I9M WLTTH1VILLI (ARK.) COUTUCT New York's Coliseum Set to Open; US' Biggest Exhibition. Building By DICK KLEINER SEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — If you've been looking for a building without any shadows, with the world's largest elevator and a little room that can seat 10,000, come to New York any day after April 28. That's the official opening date for the New York Coliseum, far and away the largest exhibition hall in the U. S. For quite a few years, New York ej&ibltions going on simultaneous- has been handicapped in the busi-1 ly. But, if an exhibitor wants to, he ness of luring exhibitions, trade' can hire all four floors. The mar- shows and conventions. There just quees will all glitter with the same wasn't any place to match the fa- message, the big glass doors in the Cilities of other cities. New York's best was an armory way out in the Bronx. But now there's the Coliseum—a creamy white monster of a structure, topped by. 20 .floors, of office space, set down smack in the geographical center of the world's largest city, The Coliseum is enough to make an exhibitor glow. It has everything. First, four floors of exhibition space. Each of these floors has its own marquee outside, its own lobby will be flung open and the four separate lobbies will become one vast entrance hall. Largest of the halls is the second floor. This is 82,000 square feet—or enough room for two football fields plus space left over for a few basketball courts and a bowling alley i lighting, since Peter w; or two. This gigantic bit of real es- j less temporarily. is working,.all you'll see when you look straight up will be the lights glowing. The building is designed to simulate daylight, and go daylight even one better. There are some 46,000 fluorescent fixtures installed, so arranged that every square inch of floor space has the same amount of light. There'll be no shadows cast. The designer calls it "Peter Pan" •as shadow i 8*E' late also has a ceiling that is 65 feet off the floor. At the moment, the ceiling is open; exposing the various girders, ducts and such necessary trivia. It would be prohibitively expensive to Serving all this x y ast amount of space will be escalators, elevators and some of those old-fashioped stairs. There'll also be ramps as far as the second floor^ big and strong enough to accommodate two trailer trucks abreast. One of the elevators, the world's largest, can carry Ions and easily hoist a fully-loaded trailer truck up to the lobby, ticket office and entrances j cover this over, so the architects inside. The third floor hall, for ex- j have devised a "ceiling of light" ample, is served by a bank of esca- which will mask the sky-high pipes, Ifitdrs that goes only to the third | Spotlights all around the room floor. 1 will be pointed horizontally, and i fourth floor. Thus, there can be four different I the architect insists when the thing i Tne monster second-floor hall has | room for a stage at one end and, in the event of a convention, can seat 10,000 people. There's also fl space for a revolving stage and the floor ,,,.„ —which caved in once during con</ •* V*-*.,, struction—is now engineered to take V | y {*' a 300-pound per square foot load. s|/ , > -<v-*^ On each of the four n oors there'll *•' -^ • be three food bars and one liquor bar. And there's a cafeteria and a cocktail lounge on one of the two intermediate floors, which are mostly used for office space, storage and meeting rooms. Here are some other oddities about the 35 million dollar structure: The public address system is zoned — you can page someone in just one part of the building or over the whole thing. There's every kind of utility piped throughout the Coliseum, even to a TV aerial wired from a master antenna. There are, roughly, seven pigeons. These were trapped inside when the roof went on, but the Coliseum hopes to evict them shortly. Theres' a two-level parking lot, with space for 850 cars. There's 9,000 square feet of Cata- Hn Red and San Michel Grey marble on the lobby's walls and floors. Most of the building's interior is painted a neutral mauve or cream. There are four big silvery; plaques decorating the exterior j Designed by Paul Manship, these show the seals of the U. S., state and city of New York and the Tri- borough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, a municipal unit which built the Coliseum. When it's paid off, it will become the properly of the city but, meanwhile, it's being run by a private corporation. Already, the Coliseum has booked 20 expositions, ranging from the National Baby and Children's Show j to the International Sanitation Maintenance Show, Many of the 20 are brand new, some arc first-time- in-New-York shows. Three of them — a home building exposition, a i hardware show and a Fashionora-• ma — have booked all four floors. ' May Draft Quota Set ROOK IP\ — Ark8n»»S' sh»r« of the I2,ooo-m<m national draft call for May will be 121. Rt*t« Selective Service Director Col. Fred M. Oroom said the May call will be fiUed with men who are at least 32 years old. The quota for May, Col. Oroom said. Is nearly twice u large at April's figure of 66 but 15 men lest than the May l»56 quota. In boxing, a flyweight Is a boxer whose weight does not exceed 118 pounds. "OH, FOR THE LIFE OF A FIREMAN"—It's not > very pleasant on* on occasions like thlt. Fortunately, they're rart. In freezing temperature, these two firemen struggle to curry a hovy hose up a ladder while swirling smoke and driving snow and sleet make visibility nearly mo. Scene is building-gutting flrt in Boston, Mass., during recent blizzard. Arkansas Power and Light Is Hit by PSCs Ruling NEW YORK'S COLISEUM Is windowless building a( right with four floors ot exhibition halls. Office section is at left. Winnie to Sell Stuffed Lion But it May Go to Soviet Russia By HAL COOPER LONDON IjR —- For sale: one stuffed lion, formerly owner — before stuffing — by Sir Winston Churchill. Act fast, or he — the Lion — may go to Moscow. The lion, named Rotn. was presented to England's wartime Prime Minister as a mascot by the London Zoo in 1943. The zoo provided the beast with board and keep until his death from old age last June. Since Sir Winston had no use for a dead lion, the zoo returned Rota to George Thomson, a London lion fancier, who gave him to the zoo in the first place. In view of the animal's past connection with the noted British statesman, Thomson had him—the lion—stuffed, and filed him away in a corner of the living room. Thomson told a reporter yesterday it occurred to him that Rota, i even stuffed, is "one of the greatest historical souvenirs of all time." So considered, the bulky living room ornament might, be worth money. Thomson accordingly advertised the lion for sale, specifying no price but hoping for a good one. "So far." he said, "I have had two offers, but they didn't offer enough. I am now awaiting bids ( from outside the British Isles. | "If nothing better materializes I j may offer Rota to Mr. Bulganin and Mr. Khrushchev when they corne here next week on their good will tour. They might like to exhibit! i him in the Moscow Museum." LITTLE ROCK (Ifi — Arkansas Power & Light Co. yesterday '*as ordered by the state Public Service Commission to quit selling electricity to the Crossett Co. for relay | to its water wells. The PSC held that AP&L's contract to furnish 10,000 kilowatts of electricity, some of which went to the wells, was a violation of a 1955 act which prohibits one utility from invading the area of another. While the main operation of the Crossett Co. is in an area designated for AP&L, the wells are located in an area allocated to the Ashley- Chicot Electric Cooperative. The Harriman Honors F. D. Roosevelt HYDE PARK, N. Y. «V-GoV. Avercll Harriman of New York Thursday placed a. wreath on the grave of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, marking the llth anniversary of his death. The ceremony fras attended by the President's Widow and a granddaughter, Anne Roosevelt, daughter of John. Also attending were about 200 pupils from the Roosevelt Junior High School of the Hyde Pa rk Central School District. wells are three miles from the firm's main operation. The Crossett Co. produces about 20,000 kilowatts of electricity Itself. AP&L electricity was sent into a pool witht he Crossett Co. power and about 650 kilowatts were distributed to the wells. The PSC said U could not be determined whether AP&L power or the Crossett Co.'s power came out of the pool to feed the wells. Call the Sheriff! ORANGF.BURO, S. C. f/Ti—The burglar who broke into Sherlt George L. Reed's office got less thai, a dollar. -OPEN- ELLIS & HARRINGTON SHEET METAL WORKS 203 North 1st St. Next Door lo Weslbrook Machine Shops Gutter Work - Duct Work All Types Sheet Metal Work Prompt Service—All Work Guaranteed -Phone 3-4161- Reconditioned Sewing Machines Various Mak«« and Models ONE YEAR FREE SERVICE GUARANTEE Necchi-Elna Sewing Center IDS W. Miln St. rhone 3-6U7 Platform Rockers • Factory Select•i Corer, $f 4 95 • Regular 19.95 | 4| Special Hubbard & Son South's Finest! At The Fountain or Take Home! AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING DRUG STORES: WOODS DRUG STORE, Blytheville HIWAY DRUG STORE, Blythevilli MASSENGILL'S DRUG STORE, Osceola SHIRLEY'S DRUG STORE, Hayrl COLLINS DRUG STORE, Caruthersvill* PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry • The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In w* Dtlirer Come In 1044 Chick FOR SALE Used Furniture & Appliances W« Can Savt You Money Cash or Terms ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. tl.t R. M«In Phonf 2-230Z Women Give Margaret $99 DBS MOINES (#)—In cnse former President Harry S. Truman hasn't opened a gift box given him here for his daughter Margaret, this will let him in on its secret. Tt contains W one dollar bills, contributed by the 99 Towfl Democratic County Women's clubs. When Truman addressed a fundraising dinner of Iowa Democrats here the box was presented to him as a gift for Margaret, who IR soon to marry a New York newspaper- Freedom Forum Program Set SEAROY, Ark. Ift— A panel discussion on industrial relations wil be one of the highlights of the nth Freedom Forum at Harding College here April 23-27. Tom Wilson, president of FU'sl State Bank at Conway, will represent the Arkansas businessman in the discussion. Other highlights of the 5-day seminar, sponsored by the National Education Program, will be ai address by Roger Fleming of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and a presentation on communications. Ammunition Stolen SH1BUKAWA, Japan m - The U. S. Army said yesterday that 12,530 rounds of .30 and .50 caliber ammunition have been stolen from a locked building at Camp Weir. The Army believes the cartridges were stolen to be broken up and sold as scrap metal. man. He refused to open it. Democratic sources disclosed what uas in the box. = YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRt; T Northeast Arkansas' Most Popular Theatre TONIGHT 10:30 p.m. SUNDAY and MONDAY BURIAL INSURANCE | W. C. West, Special Agent OTHER AGENTS i W. H. 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