The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 9, 1955
Page 14
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BLTTHBTBLLB (ARK.)' COURIER KIWI WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, IflW Canada Allows Peek at Pinetree Net America's Radar Defense in Arctic Br JAMBS MONTAGNES NEA Special Correspondent TORONTO — (NBA) — The • cold war is changing (he face of Canada's Arctic and sub- Arctic regions. In isolated areas, never populated before, strange mosque-like buildings are now standing on the highest hills, and small clusters of frame buildings house the men and women," and their children, who help guard North America from attack. Radar stations are popping up across Canada's northland, an important factor in the joint United States-Canadian defense of the continent from attack across the North Polar regions. The security wraps were taken off the Canadian-operated stations of the Pinetree radar net recently. This is the most southerly of the three radar nets in northern Canada, extending from a few hundred to about 500 miles north of the international border. It was built jointly by the U. S. and Canada at a cost of $250.000,000, with the United States paying about two-thirds and the military of both nations manning the stations. • * • Another 500 miles or so to the north, Canada is now building the McGill Fence, annther more economically operated radar net. And another thousand miles to the north, . .flic U. S. is building the most northern radar warning system, the Dew Line. Typical of the Pinetree radar stations is the one visited by newsmen this winter in northern Ontario. Located in the bush, some distance from the nearest small lumbering town, is a self-contained community where 280 men and women of the Royal Canadian Air I STRANGE SIGHT — These strange mosque- like domes, rising from the snow of the Canadian northland, are nerve centers of the Pinetree radar defense net across the top of America. Beneath the domes, men and women of the RACF keep a 24-hour watch scanning radar scopes for unidentified planes. NOTICE OF SALK OT SCHOOL BONDS Burdette School District No. 36 of Mississippi County, Arlcaiuu, hereby gives notice that it will Mil to the highest bidder for cash its proposed Issue of $35,000 oj construction school bonds, to be dated April I, 1955, and bearing interest at the rate of 3.10% per annum, payable semi-annually on January 1 and July 1 and maturing serially on January 1 of each year as follows: $1,000 in each of the years 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960 $1,500 in each of the years 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966 $2,000 in each of the years 1967, 1968,1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 $2,500 in each of the years 1973, 1974, 1915 and 1976 The bonds will be payable from the proceeds of a building fund tax of 5 mills, if voted by the electors of the District at the March 19, 1955 election, which will continue annually until the principal and interest of the bonds are paid in full. In addition, the bonds will be secured by a pledge of all revenue that the District can legally pledge, .ncluding the annual surplus derived each year from the tax previously voted for the bonds now outstanding. The buyer may name the place of payment and trustee, and shall iiave the right to convert the bonds to • krmr nt* of Interest, provl ed that the convenlon be In cordance with the Universal Bo Vtluei Tabl« and tuch that U District shall receive no leu a pay no more than it would recel and pay If the bonds were not co verted, and subject to the approv ot the Commissioner of Educatlo The expenses ol the Issue, Inclu ing the printing and trusteeing the bonds and the fee of Mehaf Smith 4 Williams, attorneys, tie Rock, Arkansas, upon who approving opinion the bonds will issued, will be paid by the D trict's agent. The bonds will be callable payment prior to maturity in i verse numerical order at par a accrued interest as follows . Fro surplus in the building fund, any interest paying date; fro funds from any other source, any interest paying date on a after January 1, 1960. The sale will be neld upon au tion bids at 3 o'clock p.m. on t 22nd day of March, 1955. in the o fice of superintendent of schools Burdette, Arkansas. Each bidd will be required to file a certifi check in the amount of $100.00 o a bank that is a member of PDIi payable to the District, to be ke] as liquidated damages if the bit der is awarded the sale of the bom and fails to complete the purchas Checks of unsuccessful bidders wi be promptly returned. The Distrii reserves the right to reject any an Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers The following building permits have been issued in the office of City Engineer A. L. Wood: Mrs. Antonla Walker, 104 N. Holland, 2-room concrete block warehouse, value $8,000; B. L. Sander, 2017 Hearn, frame screen porch, $500; Prince Richardson, block 1, Rebecca Add., frame room added to house, value $600; G. N, Goldsby, 313 S. 16th, frame 4-room house and bath, $1,000; C. B. Gentry, 312 S. Lake, added toom to present house, $1,000; West Side Baptist Church, 2216 Carolyn, added frame room, $700; James E. Brown, 104 E. Garner, 2-room frame addition, $500; H. Spain, 419 E. Sycamore, added two rooms to house, $1,000; W. M. Burns, 2015 Edward, carport, $250. Force and civilian services operate the station. There are individual frame houses built by the Canadian government for the 65 married men and their families on the station, barracks for the 83 single women and 71 men of the RCAF, and a three-room school for the 77 grade- school youngsters. Older children go to high school in the nearest town. The Pinetree stations are self- sustaining. They have a small hospital, a community center with grocery store, snack bar, an auditorium which serves as church as well as theater, bowling alleys, a drill hall which also becomes a dance hall or a basketball court, and a library. • » • On the highest point in the area stand three mosque-like domes on top of windowless wooden buildings. This is the actual radar warning: station, the operations center. Here in the huge domes swing the radar antennae, revolving constantly to pick up signals which will tell the airmen peering into the TV-like screens what planes are flying within electronic distance of the station. The domes which cover the revolving antenna are plastic balloons, made of neoprene and sup- i ported only by air pressure, since! metal would interfere with reception. The covers are necessary because of weather conditions, icing and snow, and the n:r pressure which supports the balloons is automatically adjsuted to allow for changing outside pressure. Airmen are constantly watching in an almost-dark room on the radar screens for tell-tale blips picked up by the antenna as it revolves like a searchlight across the horizon. The eye-straining watching is done in half-hour periods on eight-hour shifts. As soon as something shows up on the viewing screen it is reported to the plotting room where a huge map of the area Is marked with the locations of all aircraft reported in the area. In another room a similar map board keeps track of all aircraft which are reported by radar but on which no information is known. These may be hostile aircraft. The controllers send fighter ari- craft from the nearby air station to identify the unknown plane or planes, ana warn the entire radar network across Canada when uni- Doctors Often Prescribe This One Active Ingredient TO RELIEVE PAIN OF RHEUMATISM Fast-acting C-2223 contains sodium sal- icylate to speed welcome comfort. Thousands use it when rheumatic, arthritic or muscle pain "nets up"! Price of first bottle back if not satisfied. Get C-2223. GALA OPENING THURSDAY MARCH 10th FREE SHOW FOR ALL! DELTA DRIVE-IN MOVIE Osceola, Arkansas DOUBLE FEATURE THURSDAY, MARCH 10th COME ONE COME AU THIS IS ON US. "COBRA WOMAN" With Jon Hall Sabu DOUBLE FEATURE FRI.. SAT., MARCH 11-12 DOUBLE FEATURE SUN., MON. MARCH 13-14 DOUBLE FEATURE TUBS. ONLY, MARCH 15 80c FAMILY NIGHT ALL YOU CAN HAUL 60c —Priie for the Car with Most People— DOUBLE FEATURE WED., THURS., MARCH 16-17 ADM. 45e — CHILDREN FREE dentified planes come within sight of the radar equipment. It is a tiresome, wearying job, part of the big joint defense opera- ! tion of the U. S. and Canada to• keep the continent warned against ; a possible attacn. But the life has; one compensation. Most radar sta- j tions are in almost virgin burning; and fishing areas. j Fire Routs Patients REISTERSTQWN. Md. W>) —The Children's Rehabilitation Institute, a large private cerebral palsy treatment center, has closed ils doors temporarily after a basement fiK which routed the entire staff and 70 young crippled patients. Read Courier News Classified Ads FOR SALE Breeders Registered COTTON SEED Delfos Bobshaw 1-A HENDERSON SEED CO. Highway 61 S., Blytheville PO 2-2860 I—I IE Iiv/E proved through months of extra wear and approved by comfortably well dressed men . . . ogo;n one/ wjin Check and double check —and you'll choose Florsheim Shoes for every reason, tur every season. Better styling, finer-fminj; comfon and longer wear are the keystone qualities that make Florsheim Shoes America's standard of fine shoe value! fl|j FIORSHIIM MEAD'S 111 MAIN limit all bids. For further Information address the undersigned. Given this 16 day of Feb., ,1955. BOARD OP DIRECTORS OF BURDETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 35 OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS By C. A. Tompklns, President H. D. Jumper, secretary 3|2-9-16 Extra-Curricular BRUNSWICK. Maine W) — Bowdoin College President James S. Coles has an additional job. He .has been elected to the Brunswick School Committee. Weight Shift Blamtd NOBFOEK, Va. W)—The Coast Guard said yesterday that shifting of what it called Improperly loaded cargo caused the freighter Mor* miickite to capsize and sink in an Atlantic storm last Oct. 7j Stotnacyproa, 6«tf«t, soothing itlltlwiHi PERCY MEDICINE THEATRE ,On W. Main St. In Blythevillt [=Phone 3-4621 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p. m.~Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p. m. LAST TIMES TONIGHT! DOUBLE FEATURE AT LAST THE INTERNATIONALLY- ACCAIMED BEST-SELLER IS ON THE , SCREEN IN CINEMASCOPE. 'I MARLON BRANDO -JEAN SIMMONS 1 MERLE OBERON- MICHAEL RENNIE . HENRY KOSTER • DANiaTARADASH In Iht HQndtr of 4-Trod, High-fidtlily SffSfOPHONfC JOUN0 —AND— Jlii meal.. Milt sttrr o' aV ® mmi Smugglers! A UMFEAN FILM < * u'rssi nK\\iKts mitinAnoK A!so Cartoon! 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