The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 23, 1958 · Page 11
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 11

Austin, Minnesota
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Tuesday, December 23, 1958
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Navy Parks Old Planes » on Dry Arizona Desert iy tOM MCKENNA SAN, DIEGO, Calif. -Old plane* never die, they just fade •way, The place Navy planes do their fading is a piece of desert called Litchfield Park, a Naval air fad- llty 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arix. Tlgercats, Hellcats, Privateers, SNJs - World War H vintage craft — along with Korean-era jets like Panthers and Banshees and even a few of the more recent Douglas Skyknights, North Amerl can FJ Furys and Chance Vought F7U Cutlasses, all bask in t h e desert sun. Douglas ADs, veterans of both World War if and Korean action, also enjoy a well earned retire* ment hi the dry Arizona air. Engines of t-be surplus aircraft are preserved with heavy adhesive lubricants and fusilages are coated with a sprayed-on preservative before the planes take their place in the lines stretching across the desert floor. Oldest Craft Oldest airplane at Litchfield, according to Lt. Cmdr. James Prady, production planning officer, is PBY Catalina, built in the mid- 1980s. As the various types «f aircraft become, obsolete "to the Navy, CHey are prepared for sale. Before the "for sale" sign goes up, however, government agencies and eligible foreign countries get a chance at the Available planes. The Cl?fl Aeronautic* Administration hat acquired in this way several transport type aircraft for use In air traffic control research. The U. 8. F o r e s t Service has ;aken several TBN's for aerial fire fighting, particularly in California, and for aerial seeding operations. And Then — Sale Finally, when all demands have been set, the planes are put up for sale. But even then the craft are stripped of every accessory the Navy can use in the spare parts bin. Buyers, many of them metal reclaiming companies and some individuals, bid on the saleable aircraft. The bid forms are sent out from the Naval air s t a t i o n here. A single buyer may pur chase an SNJ for $600 and the facility has > moved as many as 700 aircraft during one sale. Put Back In Shape Some of the planes are put back in flying shape and flown off the Litchfield station by t h e purchasers, while others are dis mantled and smelted, right on the station. A new twist in the salvage busi- Austin Insurance Agency Dial HE 3-3452 Austin S*rt*gi Sr Lo*» BUg. Hartford Fir* may »<>nd an Jet to a sohrml lor ns*. According to Litchfield officials, schools and other civilian organizations may file a request for an old plane through the naval fa ility closest to them. The request should be directed to the Bureau if Aeronautics, and tbe airplane n /taost cases will come from Litchfield. Some Reserved Prady says several planes havei been reserved for school play; grounds and memorials. As of last October, slightly more than 1,100 aircraft were In reserve stock status at the Arizona facility, Another 2,3M obsolete planes were In varying stages of salvage, sale and disposal. the reserve stock aircraft can be readied for fleet use in a number of Weeks should the Bureau of Aeronautics o r d e r a de-canning project. Rabbits Raid Crops; Humans Raid Rabbits TERRETON, Idaho (AP)-About 1,000 club-swinging humans battled jackrabbits over the weekend. Farm agent Rex Cooch of Jefferson County says it will be a few days before there's an exact count, but he guesses there were nearly 5,000 rabbit casualties. The clubbers formed an enormous circle Sunday and closed in on two sections of land where the rabbits were concentrated, clubbing as they went. War was declared a week ago after the big rabbits continued their raids on crops in the east Idaho area. Farm Receipts Tennis 57 +i Pledge Mode to Oust for " ! fo k " p ™ mm » n1sm 9mJ y ach other's fnemies out of His- gfe * M « ^ni,u uvnui a f.iioilicn \jui> UL ilia- ; Lrisiililiiv»<lll liuilbld WII/II VJCllcral- RCaS FfOffl lndl£S . paniola, the West Indies island issimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo of Haiti met Monday on the Haitian-; AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAlD €i Dominican frontier with General- Tueidfly, Dec. 31, 19f| I I ANGELES "You CIUDAD TRUJ1LLO, Dominican, lt W89 believed to be the first Republic (AP) - The govern- ; 9uch international declaration in Intents of Haiti and the Dominican!Latin America. [Republic have promised united ef-j President Francois Duvalier of the Dominican Republic. There *r» rteut 40,000 in th« fly ftBilty, , WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department reported today that cash receipts from farm marketings in the first 11 months of this year were 12 per cent larger than in the like period last year, ' They totaled $30,100,000,008 this year. The increase per cent upturn in reflected a 6 average pric- A* wt opproocti rttt ptoeo •n.4 o,vlet «f th* Moty NlflM may HU tevt Wl yoyr Heart with joy end hopplntu, RED OAK GROVE CO-OP CREAMERY ASSOCIATION RT. 1, AUSTIN PH. CORNING 4300 wife of? the pro; "but Pancho's lost; •i_X from A Pioneer Each Yuletide in the Herald there's an old familiar tc«n«, A cordial Christmas Greeting from a man still plenty keen— Mr. C. A. Carlson, the Austin pioneer Machinist and goragemon, with a message of Yule cheer. This grand old man of business has observed a changing scene Since he worked on those Maytag cars, the Maxwells and Moline. The Chalmers, Stutz and Reo's; an' Hups and Kis&ell Kqr». The Hoyneses, Franklins, Graham Paige, Ooklands, Essex and Start. That's but a few of those he knew and worked on long ago— But, like the years they disappeared and went where good cars go Perhaps, some times in fancy, he con see them there once more— The Duront by the window—and the Velie in the door. But, he knows it's just a vision—and perhaps he heaves a sigh And maybe brush the mist away that gathers in on eye— They're gone—just like the hunters trail he used to try for luck— When he'd go up by Hollandale to bog himself a duck— They're gone—but Art is still around—his work stiU in demand—• And you'll see him most every day—with work-tools in his hand. Art likes winter scenery—a pine tree flocked with snow— A frozen stream—or skater's lake—with ice gems all aglow. But, lately he's more quiet—though on the lob each day— And all his friends are happy when they visit with C.A. And he still sends out His greetings—full of kindly Christmas cheer, And this one is the one he has to send you all this year. e* and an equal expansion in the volume of products sold. , The agency did not estimate production costs, which must be deducted rom receipts to determine farm income. Higher Cattle Prlcei Receipts from livestock and livestock products totaled $17,300,000,000, up 10 per cent from last year, due mostly to higher prices of cattle, hogs and eggs. Crop receipts were Indicated at $12,800,000,000, up 16 per cent, chiefly because of larger market- ings. There were noteworthy increases in receipts from wheat, cotton, soybeans and sorghum grain. In a report on the demand and price situation affecting farm products, the department said con-; sumer buying of food continues j strong, reflecting the high level'of! incomes. | The report gave these commodity highlights: Hog Trend Down Reflecting prospective increases in marketings, hog prices will likely trend downard throughout the winter and spring to drop below levels of a year earlier. Heavy supplies of eggs 'and broilers in the next three months will hold average prices for these commodities substantially below 1958 levels. Soybean oil prices during the 1958-59 marketing year will average moderately lower, also reflecting this year's'larger crop. Supplies of citrus fruits after Jan. 1 are expected to be Jarger than a year earlier. Chicago School Fire Claims 93rd Victim CHICAGO (AP) -The fire which swept the Our Lady of the Angels parochial school Dec. 1 has claimed its 93rd victim. Little Susan Smaldone died Monday night. Susan, 9, suffered from burns covering 85 per cent of her body. Forty children still art hospitalized. Five are in critical condition. FORMER EDITOR DIES SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Orion D. Munn, 75, senior partner of a New York patent law firm, died Monday after a long'illness. He was former'editor and publisher of Scientific American Magazine. He was born in New York. Pancho tennis player, three of the best fans he'll ever have ~ the children." Mrs. Henrietta Gonzales, 28, divorced Gonzales, 40, Monday on grounds of desertion, testifying! her husband called from, New YorK last June to say he was unhappy and wasn't coming home any more. They had been married 10 years. She won custody of the children. GLAEDELIG JUL To Our Customers and friends — Monga too«en Tak Samingson Cycle & Key Shop 305 E. Oakland HE 3-3635 Ti in iri id m In! Botsford Lumber Co. Laming, Minn. Ht 74860 TENDER MAID SANDWICH SHOP 217 E. Water St. Jerry * Mildred Thatcher 409 Hickory St. Ph. Hi 3-6133 All oboord the Merry Christmas Express — We thank our many customers for their patronage Cr look forward to another year of »rvic» to you. MYER'S CYCLE SHOP 309 I. HI3-9J2) Sine* 1910 Oae of ike deepest pleamtS of At holiday *e*4o* fc t&c friendly tradition of exchanging cheery greeting*. Ttu* la moat happfly can, M we extend to you, friend* tad pttm* our warn appreciation for your good will and patronage, tad oar penoiut beet wishes for your happiness, health and good IbrtttM. May you have everything you're wishing for, to enrich your dayi tod fcriftg JWI fcj»» i. Home Federal Savings and Loan Association 129 North Main Street Austin/ Minnesota HEmlock 34431 HOME OFFICES: SPRING VALLU, MINN

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