The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 21, 1955
Page 9
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MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1958 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW1 PiVGE WINB U.S. Ready to Take Lead in Jet Airliners By DOUGLAS LARSEN NBA SUtt Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) -^ America is now ready to catch up with Britain's lead in jet and turbo - prop commercial flying. Boeing: Airplane Co. has two mor deU of Jet transports, tested and •aid to be economical, now ready to selL Several U.S. airlines, including; Pan American, have expressed keen interest in placing orders for these planes. Capital Airlines this spring will begin operating the first of a fleet of M Vickers Viscount 320-mph turbo-prop planes. Even though the Viscounts are British-made, they will be a major step toward giving American passengers service of this type now available only In England and Canada. Speed and lack of vibration are the big advantages of the turboprop engine, which gears the thrust of a Jet turbine to a conventional propeller. * » » As the Viscounts are delivered, Capital will put them in service on its New York-Cleveland-Mlnneapo- lls, Washington-Chicago and Washington - Detroit-Milwaukee - Minneapolis routes. The speed with which Boeing developed its prototype 707 four-jet airliner and KC-135 Stratotanker— easily converted to a jet liner—and Britain's announcement that It will not use Its Comet I planes for any more passenger service ends Britain's jet transport lead, most airline experts believe. The Air Force has said it would be buying a total of $700 million worth of KC-135S from Boeing, another big shot in the arm to the jet transport development field in the U.S. It has also contracted with Lockheed for another Jet tanker. The. tragic mid-air explosions of the Comets wrecked Britain's commanding lead In this field. There are tentative plans to produce and fly redesigned versions of the Comet, but not much before . 1958, when the 707s will b« ready for delivery. . • « Basically, It was America's greater experience In building and flying Jet bombers which permitted Boeing to lead other U. S. aircraft builders In catchins up with the British. Before the first U. 8. Jet airliner was on a drawing board, U. S. designers knew enough to avoid the structural mistakes made in the Comet. And the hunderds of thousands of hours which the Air Force hi flown its jet bombers now provides the basic experience to show that Jet passenger travel can be profitable, with no increase in fares. The sale price of the 707 Is round $4 million—abuot twice that of the Douglas DC-1. But there are factors inherent In jet flying which narrow that gap in the cost of original equipment. The Air Force has shown that jet engines need far less maintenance and overhaul time than ordinary piston engines. This also means that a jet airliner wilJ be in the air a higher percentage of the time, making money for the airline. Because of the lack of vibration in a jet engine, and for other reasons, a jet plane needs far less maintenance to its basic air frame. Instruments are not jogged loose and thrown off kilter, for example. Because a jet plane gets to its destination at a rate of about 600 mph, passengers and crews are BOEING S 707 JET^TRANSPORT soars over Ml Ranier, Wa h BRITISH TURBO-PROP VISCOUNT will soon fly V. S. routes. In the air a shorter time per trip. This means less cost for in-flight passenger services and less crew time. • • * Another major saving;: Jet fuel is less than two-thirds the cost of the highly-refined gasolnne required by piston engines. Finally, up to 130 passengers can be carried- In the 707, and more in the larger KC-135 when modified for transport service. That's a greater payload than comparable piston-engine planes in use. Airline officials who have seen Boeing's figures on what it will cost to operate 70'ra or modified KC-135S have been impressed with the profit-making potential of the planes. Both Douglas and Lockheed ha jet transport models. But as yet they're under wraps and not ready to put on the market. Prepayment Plan For College Is Under Study EAST LANSINO, Mich. <>P) — Michigan State College ie working on a prepayment plan to permit parents to nnance the college education of their youngsters starting from birth. MSC treasurer Philip J. May proposed the idea at the meeting of the Stale Board of Agriculture, college governing body and received a go-ahead on the plan. The United States possesses more than one-half of the coal in the world. Elaborate plans are being made for the regular meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association which will be held at the lunch room at Cooler High School Tuesday, March 22. Special guest speaker at this meeting will be Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, Elementary . Supervisor of the Blytheville School system. Her subject will be on "The Effect Reading of Comic Books Has on the Youth of Today." Each member ia urged to attend and bring a visitor. Another outstanding event at this meeting is a fashion show to be given by the high school girls. The Home Demonstration Club held its regular meeting at the Cooler Lions Den Wednesday after- nion with 12 members and two guests present. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. Gray Hopper and Mrs. O- B. Hitchen. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Hilchen, who was assisted by Mrs. J. E. Godwin, in a short, but interesting program. In games played Mrs. Ed Lawler and Mrs. Tom Burns received the highest award prize. Plans were made for the club to spend a weekend in Nashville, Tenn., to atend the Grand Olc Opry, the latter part of April. The club nlso made plans for the tea for. the senior and Junior girls of Cooler High School. Committee members for this event are Mrs. Godwin, Mrs. Tom Hopper, Mrs. Gus Cooper. Mrs. Basil McClure and Mrs. Bud Ashcraft. The hostesses icrved ice cream, strawberries, angel food cake and coffee at the close of the meeting. other relative*. Mrs. Jess Wingfield is improved at her home near Cooler after several weeks' illness. Mr. and Mrs. Clarice Gilllland have returned home from Los Angeles, Calif., where Mr. Gilliland underwent major surgery. He is now a We to be up. The Junior Class of Cooter High School is having it's annual class play, "Seventeen Is Awfully Young," Friday night. Mrs. James Brown and son, Gary, of Aberdeen, Miss., are the guests | ol Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooper. The j Browns will move to Texas next ] week where Mr. Brown, a civilian; instructor for the Air Force, is be- i ing transferred. Mrs. J. W. Russell, who has been critically ill at her home in Cooter, is improved. \ Shannon Booth of the Naval Air Corps arrived hime Wednesday night for several days with his mother, Mrs. Macie Boothe, and other relatives. Shannon has just returned from several months' service spent overseas. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Holly and Mrs. Jake Sanford are spending this week in St. Louis. Luther Middleton returned here Monday night from St. Louis where he visited his wife who is a patient in the Jewish Hospital. He reports her condition as improved. Mrs. Hilda Whatley, an employee of Ark-Mo Power Cimpany, was selected as the Courtesy Campaign winner for the month of May. The campaign is sponsored jointly by the Steele Rotary Club and Steele Chamber of Commerce. The annual alumni banquet and dance for Ihe Steele Alumni Association will be held at the Cotton Boll Hotel in Kennett on April 9th at 8 p.m. Mrs. Lou Edwards is ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Buck Weaver, near Cooter. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Brown and son, Skipper, of Cape Girardeau were here Sunday to see Mr, Brown's father, G. F. Brown, who is much improved after several weeks illness. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Ashcraft spent the first of this week in St. Louis ivith Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jones and I MCKUf Mo4«k. Popufcr M*w ONE HUNOMO with M-tl. all iteej body or (-110 Serin, 6& or 1-foot bodi«*. Fi*or rfcW4 MNHI. IM10 S«rlM. 113-Inch whetlbow. Uadipaw dlm«fr lionii Length 9Q inclioi, with 60 inehai, height 54 inch**. Rear 4*vn open t* 90 *f 1 FOR ROCK-BOTTOM COSTS! If your work calls for a pickup, panel or stake truck with %-ton capacity, we've got the right truck to keep your cost* "way down. From any angle, INTERNATIONAL is your best truck buy, The new economy Silver Diamond engine is built for low op- crating costs-built to stand up under tough use for years, to keep maintenance costs at a minimum. Take Comfort. 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Aiken said he hopes and believes L that the President will run again, j but added: j "As soon as he makes public a j decision, he will be the target for i scurrilous attacks. And not all ofj them will be by Democrats." Sen. Mundt (R-SD) agreed wilh Aiken, saying in a separate interview lhat no matter what the decision, Elsenhower should delay an announcement "until well after the next session of Congress gets under way next year." AF Doing Some Flying in Turkey WASHINGTON I* — The 0. i. Air Force has set up support elements and made some training flights to an air base it Adins, Turkey, but has stationed no unlti there. The Defense Department reported that much — but no more — when asked for comment on reports from Istanbul, Turkey, th«* the Strategic Air Command had moved unannounced into the ntfw base near Russia. '10 reports said the base, only 25 minutes flying time from a Soviet tighter air field, was being occupied under agreement with th« Turkish government. nirkey nas a half dozen good Jet fighter fields built with ». 3. money. It once was the c m for salesmen to announce themselves by beating on a drum, hence the term drummer. BEAUTIFUL OPAL Most beautitu! American opal is the Roebling, which was found in Nevada. Almost pitch black, with color flashes of great brilliancy, it weighs 530 grams. Kentucky Straight Tastes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor of the erainl" * 34 $4 pt. I 69 Plus state tax GEO. A. DICKEl DIST. CO., LOUISVILLE, KY. • 86 PROOF NOW SEARS ROIIUCKAH0CO., / FULLY /• . . , ,',A-: :•• AUTOMATIC WASHER COMPARE AT $25fe93h DOWN Nationally Famous KENMORE SEE IT TODAY Let us point out to you all the wonderful features of this full-size washer. 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