Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 26, 1957 · Page 9
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Thursday Evening, December 26, 1957. Special Dummy Is Used In Plane Ejection Tests CROSSWORD PUZZLE An ™" »«>Ye.-t.ra a -y. PU«T, DALLAS, Tex. — Big Dave sat still in the cockpit as engineers from Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., atiached the few remaining wires f?x>m their instruments to the mockup of the plane's nose sections. Seconds later, Big Dave shot .from the cockpit, zoomed 50 feet into the air, and separated from his ejection seat, landed in a net. He plays one of the many roles at the aircraft plants reseach department to make flying safer and easier for military pilots. Dave is a handsome figure o! a man. That's exactly what he is— a firgure of a man, a dummy. He's G feet, 1 inch and 200 pounds of soft plastic over a steel skeleton. Dave's ride was part of an ejection seat study intended to make ejection safe at very low attitudes as well as higher in the air where the automatic parachute has plenty of space and time to open. Since Dave came to Chance Vought about a year ago, he has made about half a dozen of these ejection seat tests. The only time he.suffered any damage from being catapulted was the time he was intentionally blown through a plexiglas cockpit canopy. Tender Skin The structure of his joints Is human-like, his weight distribution is like a man's and his outside layer is as tender as a woman's skin. He came equipped with a repair kit to patch up cuts and bruises, but so far most of his abrasions have come from handling rather than ejections, a tribute to the scientific calculations of Chance Vought enginers. In Dave's chest cavity is an instrument called an accelerometer, more like a brain than a heart. It measures Dave's acceleration, hence loads on him, throughout an ejection. This information along with exacting movie camera, studies, give a true picture of what happens. Dave is one of a family of four test dummies at Chance Vought. All will have roles in future programs as the company works toward ever-safer systems. When Dave was blasted through the canopy he had only slight damage. A pilot in an actual throug!t- the-canopy bailout definitely would Shave survived—with bruises. And with the canopy off as it should be? He didn't get a scratch Rain-Snow Mixture in Eastern Areas By UNITED PRESS A Christmas storm that carried considerable rain but little snow into the Midwest pushed eastward today, and weathermen warned of possible hazardous driving conditions in the higher elevations of New York and Pennsylvania. Strong northwesterly winds up to 45 m.p.h. whipped the upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Wednesday night and today in the wake of the storm system. Precipitation, mostly rain but with some snow in northern Minnesota and the upper Great Lakes, continued during the night from the Gulf Coast north to Hudson Bay. Weathermen said a mixture of rain and freezing rain in the mountain regions of New York and Pennsylvania were expected to glaze highways overnight, making driving dangerous. Fog combined with light rain over the southern Appalachians. The storm dumped up to one- half inch of rain during the night at numerous points in the upper Ohio Hiver Valley, while Charleston and Anderson, S.C., both reported about three-fourths inch. In the Pacific Northwest, another storm off the British Columbia coast brought high winds averaging -0 to 50 miles an hour from ACROSS 1—Monk's UU« 4—Greek letter 6—Country of Kuropo 11—Hare 13—Expert 15—Symbol for yttrium 16—Necessitate* 18—Symbol for tantalum 10—Exists 21—Amount owed 22—Consumes 24— Stupid fellow 26—Soaks 28—High mountain 23— Vegetable 31—Part of camera 33—Plural ending 34—Malay cnnoe 36—Memorandum 38—A state (abbr.) 40—Girl's nom* 42—Yelps 45—Cravat 47—Cut 49—Skin of fruit SO—One opposed 62—Southwestern Indians B4—Compose point 55—Prepr itlon 50—Radical 59—Teutonic deity 61—Amend 63—Halo 65—Paper measure (Pi.) 66—French article 67_Worm DOWN" 1—Cook In fs-t 2—Fixed abare 3—Hebrew month 4—Intellect G —Complete ft —Struck 7—Crony (colioq.) 8—The caama 9—Pronoun 30—Provoke 32—Exist 14—Grates 17—Son of Adam 20—Undergarment 23—Cooled lava 24—Note of scale 25—Ripped 27—Supercilious person 30—Bows 32—Heavenly body 35—Once-a-year publications 37—Ireland 38—One of a flight of step» 83—Mea! 41—River Islands 43—Rests on kneeg 44—A stato (atabr.) 40—French conjunction 48—Part of flower 51—Mental imago 53—Father 57—Male sheep 53—Symbol for cerium 60—Ethiopian t!U« 62—Hebrew letter 64—Faroe IsJand* TVhlrlwind One Baby Born on Christmas Day Here One child was born in Logansport on Christmas day and another arrived 18 minutes too early to be a Christmas baby. A daughter was born at 4:46 a.m. to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Founton, Delphi, at Memorial hospital. She weighed eight pounds, five and one-half ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adamowicz, 1208 Erie avenue, got their Christmas present early when they be- Washington-Oregon coast to northern Rockies. Rainfall ranging from one-half to one inch doused the coastal region, and about five more inches of snow were added to the higher mountain passes, boosting thu accumulations to five t.o seven feet. 82 HIGH; 21 LOW NEW YORK (UP)—The highest reported temperature in the United States Wednesday was 82 at Fort Myers, Fla. The low early tcday was 21 below zero at Fraser, Colo. came the parents of a seven pound, five and one-half ounce boy at 11:42 p.m. Christmas Eve, also at Memorial hospital. TOO MANY SPUDS WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Farmer Kurn Hattin was forced to sell 80 bushels of potatoes in order to get the largest crop he ever.harvested in':) hi.s root cellar. Probe Clash Of Army Units In Makassar JAKARTA, Indonesia (UP)—A personal aide of Maj. Gen. Abdul Haris Nasution, Army chief of staff,' has flown to Makassar to investigate a clash between Army units in the south Celebes capital, a spokesman reported today. Eight soldiers and one civilian were killed in an hour-long battle Sunday near a barracks south of the city. The spokesman said the aide was dispatched to "localize" the feud and prevent it from breaking out elsewhere. He did not elaborate. Riuslan Abdulgani, vice-chairman of President Sukarno's national council, said in a cable to the Afro-Asian Congress which opened in Cairo today that he was convinced the Afro-Asian nations can work together "until the last remnant of colonialism is destroyed."' The cable made no mention of Indonesia's dispute with the Netherlands over western New Guinea. The Pfetherlands diplomatic mission today estimated that some 10,000 Dutch nationals will have left Indonesia by the end of the month. The Indonesian government has asked all "non-essential" Dutch citizens to get out. Jobless Claims Rising in State INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Unemployment Insurance claims increased in Indiana last week to a figure 20,380 above the total a year ago, the Indiana Employment Security Division announced today. Director William C. Stalnaker said the 55,985 claims compared with 52,059 the week before—an increase of 3,926—and 35,605 during Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Nin« the same week of 1956. Stalnaker blamed holiday inventory layoffs, seasonal slowdowns and production cutbacks for the increase. He said all increases in new unemployment were slight except in the Connersville area where a factory cutback affected 1,700 workers. About 45,000 of last week's claimants had been jobless a week or more, the division said. FOX HUNTER DIES OSGOOD (UP)—The bod} of Edgar Lafary, 70, Osgood, was found Sunday in a field two miles northeast of here about 18 hours after he left his home to go fox hunting. Ripley County Coroner Bill Frecland said the retired carpenter died Saturday from a heart- attack while he was spinning a fox he had killed. HOLIDAY SPECIAL PLAIN SKIRTS-SLACKS-SWEATERS 3 FOR*! 25 ANY OPFEU GOOD THRU DEC. 31, 1957 While The Children Are Home For The Holidays Have Their SrfflRTS-JSLACKS & SWEATERS,CLEANED AT SPARKLE ONE HOUR CLEANERS 316 E. Broadway Across From The National Bank 'SEaS STUDENT HOLIDAY RECORD SALE PRICES REDUCED Dec. 26 thru Jan. 4 45 EXTENDED PLAYS 33 1-3 LONG PLAY RECORDS NOTICE Or AD.1HNISTHA.TION STATE OP INDIANA ) gg _ NOVEMBER TERM, 1857. Notice Is hereby iflven that .Tames U.Gutlirle was, on 11 clay o( December, 11)57, appointed Executor or the Estate ot Earl F. 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