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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 19, 1931
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FEBRUARY 19 1931 MASON CITY GLORE-GAZETTE 19 FRANK COURTNEY, "PLANE DOCTOR, 15 TESTS THEM Man Who Flew Over Western Front Can't Count His Crashes. By LORENA HICKOK NEW YORK, Feb. 19. (/B--Other pilots call Capt. Frank T. Courtney "the airplane doctor." For 17 years, counting out a period when he was flying over the western front, he has been te-ting airplanes--trying them out baforc they were turned over to armies, navies, or the public. He started with "pushers." The number of untried undividual ships he has flown runs into hundreds-he can't remember just how many. He can't remember, either, just how many times he has cracked up. Down In Flames. Three times he has come down in flames--once in the middle of the Atlantic ocean at midnight. Wings have crumpled, rudders have come off, propellers have broken, landing gear has collapsed. He was shot down six times in one week on the western front--his ship out of commission, or his observer wounded or killed. He was wounded Himself while trying to bring down an enemy kite balloon with hand grenades. And all his life Frank T. Courtney has been afraid in airplanes. "Just scared stiff," he said today. "Every time I take up a new ship I'll spend hours figuring out the terrible things that might happen. Sometimes I break out in a cold sweat. Is Always Afraid. "But to the fact that I always have been afraid I probably owe my life. There isn't a more cautions airplane pilot in the world than I am. As a result of all that worrying, when the thing I've been ex- EDISON KIN CHRISTENED This baby has the dictlnction of being the youngest grandchild of Thomas A. Edison, aged inventor. He. Is Michad'Edison Sloune ami he's nestled in the arms of h!s mother, Mrs. John Eyre Sloane of Llewellyn Park, West Orange, K 3. Photo ivas taken at the christening, Michael In :-. fourth son. pecting does happen in the air, I automatically carry on." Once, while he was trying a new barrel roll, the longer wing o£ his bi-plane broke in two. He couldn't do a thing with the ship--just had to let it come down its own way. It descended in spirals and "hit right hard." But he was only scratched. "The first 700 feet I spent cussing myself," he said. "The last 300 feet I kept saying to myself, 'Will' I get away with it? Or won't I?" Matter of Seconds. Tougher than that, tho, was another time when a wing broke up. This time the ship vibrated so that we couldn't see a thing. He was only 320 feet off the ground when it happened. 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JELLO, all flavors, lOc size, one package COFFEE, Butternut and Hills Bros., Folgers or Nash PEANUT BUTTER, just made,.fresh, 1 Ib BREAD--Fresh Daily, full size loaf COCOANUT, in bulk, fresh, long shreads. Reg. 35c, per Ib. / DILL, PICKLES, full Quart size PEARS, No. 2Va ' Regular 25c, in syrup 5 Cans 90c CRACKERS, 35c size, 2 Ibs JAM, assorted flavors, quai't sizes, 50c value i PINEAPPLE, No. 2 ] /2 in syrup DECKER'S IOWANA BACON Per Pound BUY IN BULK AND SAVE RICE, Fancy, 4 pounds BULK COCOA, 2 pounds BULK OATMEAL, 10 pounds BULK PEAS, 3 pounds BEANS, 4 pounds 25c MEATS, Fresh and Smoked at Money- Saving Prices. Vegetables and other things for your table at Money-Saving prices. The bargains listed above are only a sm:V! symbol of the thousands of bargains offered in our various departments during our CLEARANCE SALE. SHOP AT OUR STORE--SAVE 10% TO 25% ON YOUR PURCHASES WE PAY ABOVE MARKET PRICE FOR EGGS--CASH OR TRADE saJd. "I kept thinking it was a nightmare and trying to wake up." He was in n hospital two months after that one. On his very next flight, the rudder came off, and he" landed with the motor in his lap. Captain Courtne recently left the Curtiss-Wright corporation, for which he had been testing airplanes, and is now on his own, as an aviation consultant. "That just means," he said today, "that I'm going on testing airplanes." Convention to Be March 22. IOWA CITY, Feb. 19 OTJ--Twelve lodges of the Czecho Slovakian Protective society' will meet at a state convention here March 22. More than 100 delegates and guests are expected to attend the convention. Nelson Speaks at Creseo: CRESCO, Feb. 19.--Prof. Daniel A. Nelson, Luther college, Decorab, addressed the Woman's club at Creaco Tuesday evening on "Three Midwestern Poets:" Edgar E. Masters, Carl Sandburg and Van- chel Lindsay. SAM 215-301 S. FEDERAL DEPARTMENT STORE FREE DELIVERY PHONE 43-t-I35 Child Dies of Burns. WEST BRANCH, Feb. 19. UP)-Burns received when she attempted to start a fire in the kitchen stove caused the death last night of Loig Irwin, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Irwin. ies packages, MASON CITY DIVISION ALL WEESC - Feb. 20th to 26th FS Graham or soda. 2 Ib. package, 2 SS Jack Sprat--all varieties. ^ ' cans, 2 5 C Cheese 23c (package) American, Pimento, Brick. 4 Ib., ·' FANCY PINK Cove Corn Chocolate Cream--vacuum tin. Boneless. Wet or dry. 2F§ 5 oz. can. Yellow or white. Fancy Blue Rose. Choice hand-picked. Lb. package, 25c 25c ib. sack, Jack Sprat. Large cans. for Cocoa 2pound QUiCK-COOKlNG- OR PLAIN PER LARGE PK. Vanilla or lemon--Jack Sprat. Covered package. 2 oz. bottle, Red _. Bird. Pound box Palm Rose. ^ bars, 1 Small Package Magic Washing Powder FREE! R Grocer. 49 Ib. sack, § f.,45 24 ^ Ib. sack, Hawkins Moat Market Groc., 100.H E. St ite. Ph. 174(5 Horse Shoo Grocery 219 IV. Federal Phono 20it Harry L. Janip.s 2124 S. Jefferson Phone 120!t A. W. Kltto 402 Sevcnlh St. S. E. Phone 754 ·1. 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