The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVFLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1»M Jets; Aviation's Biggest Gamble - Airlines Staking Billions On Commercial Air Future By DOUGLAS LARSEN" Js'EA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) — Bets are now being placed on the biggest, boldest gamble in aviation history. That's the future of commercial jet flying. So far the airlines have wagered close to a billion and one-half doi- lars in orders for jets which can't begin lo be delivered uniil 1958. The aircraft manufacturers have gambled untold millions for the design and construction work on the jets they're offering. Everyone agrees thai commercial jet flying is bound to follow the great advances in military aviation. But there are some serious problems to be solved before ihe success of jet travel is assured. "Die British came up with their gruesome example of trying to get into passenger jets coo fasi with the Come: crashes. U. S. jetliners on order will be safe by all Civil Aeronautics Authority standards. Bui whether they -will be profitable is one vital question that military experience can't answer. Another difficult problem is the modification of most U. S. airports to make runways longer for jets. Noise is another headache. Idlewild in New York, and other airports, now refuse to let jets land because of this nuisance. Manufacturers hopefully promise quieting devices. Finally, the whole body of CAA flight regulations will have to be revised. Jets use sa much fuel they can't circle to await a landing turn. Within the Industry the competition to win an early lead in the jet mge is fierce. It has inspired its own gambles among the .airlines and among th* manufacturers, Douglas has put Its dough on the four-jet, long-range DC-8. It will fly between 575 and 600 miles per hour and carry more than 100 pns- icngtrs. More than 100 DC-8s have been ordered. Boeing has its money on the 707 which is slightly faster than the DC-8. But Boeing does not have the Douglas reputation for m a k ing - planes highly profitable to operate. 2t his orders for 72 of the 707s. Lockheed is betting: on its turboprop Electra, which uses jet power applied to a prop. Lockheed has orders for 104 Electras. The plane's speed IB about 410 miles per hour. It carries about 65 passengers. It's designed for shorter hops. The success of the British Vlck- ers turbo-prop Viscount was a hunch for Lockheed. Tickers has delivered 90 Viscounts and has orders for 254 more. Capital Airlines, • first D. ft. line to buy them, has LOCKHEED'S GAMBLE: The Electra is turbo-prop, not pure jet. BOEING'S GAMBLE; The 707 has to prove itself profitable DOUGLAS' GAMBLE: The DC-8 already has the most orders. seven flying and reports great success with them. The Viscount is all that's left of the British lead, lost by the Comet j disasters. ' Fairchild has combined with FoJtker of Holland to begin work on the Friendship, a two-engine turboprop. And Conv.alr Is talking with the Bristol company of England for possible collaboration on building the turbo-prop Brittania in the U.S. On their part the airlines take der. The 707s and DC-8s cost about six million dollars each. Electrns cost close to two million dollars. American Airlines, for example, Is gambling on both the 707 and Electra. It has ordered 30 Boeing 707s and 35 Electras. Pan-Am has hedged by ordering 20 Boeings and 25 DC-8s. ' Rabid Skunks Bring Drive On Stray Dogs RUSSELLVILLE. Ark. «*—Stray dogs were ordered "shot on sight" here yesterday, after a fifth skunk was diagnosed as rabid. un .nc.r l»r> u,e «,...««»»«:«) Dr ' A ' B ' TjlU '- P ° Ik C ° llnt >' big gamble on what planes they or- health officer, said he had ordered _,_._ m ,_. r™ j T^« o™ —. „!,„... his agent enforcing a dog quaran- News of Men In the Service Pfc. Billy J. Grant, son o( Mrs. Carrie B. McLaughlin of Leachville, and Pfc. Donald E. Dodd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Dodd, Leachville. participated in Operation MAUKA, a full-scale assault by Mariens of the First Provisional Marine Alr-Oround Task Force ia Hawaii. Joe Chandler, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chandler of Rt. 1, Osceola, graduated this week from recruit training at Great Lakes, 111. Specialist Second Class Vester L. Cobh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Cobb, Hayti, is scheduled to leave for Germany next month as part of the Army's unit rotation plan. He's a member of the Third Armored Division's advance party which will prepare the way for the- Third to replace the Fourth Infantry Division in Europe. Pfc. George Wilson, son of Willie R. Wilson, Blytheville, recently took part In a field training exercise held by the Fourth Infantry Division in Germany. Texarkana Rail Workers Take Strike Vote TEXARKANA, Tex. Wl—A strike vote Is being taken by eight railroad brotherhoods which are trying to force the Cotton Belt Railroad to restore passenger service between Texarkana and Dallas by way of Tyler. Ray J. Roberts, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, said that results of the voting wasn't expected to be known before the end of this week. The eight unions contend that discontinuance of the service will have an adverse effect on wages and working conditions. Eight other unions representing Cotton Belt em- ployes aren't involved in the dispute. Cotton Belt dropped the service, with the premission of the Texas Railroad Commission. The line argued that it was taking a financial | loss on the Texarkana-Tyler-Dallas run. tfnc here to shoot all dogs found running loose. DORS were ordered off the streets by Dr. Tafe April 9. The quarantine is to be in effect until May 10. j Dr. Tale said a .sixth skunk Is-be| ing tested for rabies at Little Rock I rJoeiUKS ana *3 jL»v_.-oa, i ---p •-» —-••>- - — -•-• United Is putting its money on the The first rabid skunk was found DC-8 by ordering 30. Eastern has ordered 21 DC-fis and 40 Electras. Foreign airlines have divided about equally between Boeing and Douglas. here March 22. Ho said there have been no reports of persons being bitten by rabid animals. Hard-Working T/i/eves OKLAHOMA CITY </?.) — Alrey DcLaughter, superintendent of the parking meter department, here, reports the most, ambitious thieves he has ever encountered. They yanked up a meter. — with 150 pounds of concrete still attached to the base. It I§ a puzzle how they got the meter and concrete out of the sidewalk. For their efforts, they got about $1.50. The name of Lot's wife is not mentioned in the Bible. ONLY GRABER'S COULD BRING YOU SUCH A VALUE AS THIS! NYLON PANEL/ Lustrous Nylon Marguisette Curtains Hand Washable Dries Quickly Needs Little Ironing 42x81 Size • Size 42x90 . . $1.15 per panel Elegantly airy . . . delightfully lighl . . . and priced so unbelievably low you'll want to buy several pair, a pair for all your windows. They're tailored of lustrous nylon marquisette that is completely washable and dries in no time. Spruce up your home for the summer days ahead while these curtains sell at this value packed price. -12 x SI inches. Also -12 x 90 inch size, $1.15. GRABERS lit* our Lay-Away for all of your spring ne«di ISHTBTACTK* cuAwurrra i PROMOTED—Sam F. Hamra, Jr., of Steele has been promoted to first lieutenant at Fort Mead, Md. Hamra is assistant executive officer of Howitzer Company in the Armored Cavalry Regiment. Rockefeller Not to Wed, Attorney Says LITTLE ROCK («— A report that oil millionaire Winthrop Rockefeller .of Little Rock Is to be married tomorrow was denied yesterday by his attorney. "Mr. Rockefeller isn't getting married Thursday, or anytime soon," said lawyer Edwin Dunaway. The marriage report originated with an associate of Rockefeller in Tulsa. Rockefeller was out of the city and couldn't be reached for comment. Poster Boy ForMD Dies PORT ARTHUR, Tex. (.-?) — Raymond Waller, Poster Boy for the j National Muscular Dystrophy Research Foundation, died here Monday. The 19-year-old youth, who had been on the foundation's campaign posters since It was established in 1950, was wasted away by the disease until he weighed only 35 pounds. He developed pneumonia Sunday. He was the adopted son of Mrs. Louise Waller of Port Arthur, If you hear a thump. .. its only your heart! The new Bel Air Sport Sedan with Body by Fisher It's enough to quicken anybody's pulse, the way this new Chevrolet takes to the highway! \\~hen you feel that big bore V8 come alive, and your heart skips a beat, chalk it up to Chevrolet's zestful, let's-go-places spirit, with horsepower ranging up to 225. This is the car, you know, that took top honors in the NASCAR Daytona Beach time trials. Mora People Drive Chevrolets Than Come on in and hear what your heart has to say Any othe. Car-2 Million Mote! abou{ . chevrolet! W hy not make it soon? • MR CONDIIIONING-IEMPEH1TURES H*DE TO OROER-AT HEW EOW COST. EH US DEHONITRATEI SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 W. Walnut Phone 3-4573 H« hat a new gasoline, at m« prict of regular, to good it will give knoclc-frt* power lo million* of tar*, which hove requir«d premium fuel. S«v«n ouf of Ian COM on iht food today con now uu Mobilgas the /am»uj> Econoir.y Yes Sir! Here's a new gasoline at the price of regular, powered with higher than ever octane and new gas saving MC4 that will give smooth, knock-free power and even more miles per gallon. We say "premium-action" because its octane has been raised to that of premium grade of only a few years ago. MC4, in New Mobilgas R, is the most effective combination of chemical additives ever put in any gasoline. Here's how MC4 boosts engine power, efficiency and saves gas — » Controls harmful preignition • Extends spark plug life — corrects spark plug misfiring • Cleans carburetors — keeps them clean • Reduces stalling Try Mobilgas R in your car! DRIVING A NEW SUPER COMPRESSION CART You need the highest octane gasoline to prevent harmful engine knock. We make another grade of Mobilgas — new super compresiion Mobilgas Special. It's specially refined to meet the peak power demands of all 1956, '55 and '54 super compression V8 cars. 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