The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 31, 1955
Page 7
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THURSDAY, MARCH 31,1955 BLYTHEVIU.K (ARK.) COL'RI|R NEWS PAGE SfcVEN NEWS OF THE WORLD TOLD IN PICTURES ARE THINGS HUMMING AT YOUR HOUSE?—Here's a little guessing game each householder can play It's called How Many Motors? Think you know your house well? Okay, write down on a slip of paper an estimate ol how many electric motors you own. A warning—the elusive little things ;ir? hard to bring to mind So mechanized is the American home that most have at least 20. Mrs. Frederick Frost of Pittsburgh guessed high and said 20. By actual count she had 38. There were eight in the kitchen dish washer, blcndei, clock, mixer, refrigerator, range timer, ventilating fan iind garh.-ige disposal unit EJsewhere in the house she had: two air conditioners, furnace blower, oioctni* fans, vacuum cleaners, deep freeze, washer-dryer, ironer. sewing machine, record player, hair dryer, vibrator, movie projector, electric razor, electric drill, additional clocks, a .garage door opener, tho starter motor, windshield wiper and healer in the car. Indians used to be rich 'in the number of ponies they owned, slaveholders by the number of slaves. In America the standard may be set by the number of electric motors. ATOM ARMOR—Time was when bombers were painted blue on the bottom side so they'd be, less visible from the ground. Some were silver .so they'd be lost in the sun. Night fighters were black underneath. Latest B-52's troin the Boeing p!;mt in Seattle, Wash., leave the factory with a new color .scheme. They have a while reflective belly to protect the crewmen from .the effects of heat- radiatinE from nuclenr hnmhs CITY DRIVERS IMPROVING—Twenty-two stales reported fewer traffic deaths in January than in tiie s;ime period a yenr ago. But the National Safety Council said this could have been improved if motorists had stayed in the cities, because an increase in rural traffic deaths canceled a 7 per cent urban improvement. The nation's traffic toll for the month was 2900, which was no better and no worse Hum a year ago. NewMnap, which indicates those states reporting decrease?, also spots the three largest of 368 cities reporting perfect records—Seattle, Wash.; Louisville, Ky.; and Dayton, Ohio. FITTING COSTUME—Lovely Darlec-n Guidry of Port Arthur, Tex., wears a novel bathing suit decorated with spools of cotton. The outfit is suitable, as she leeently \v&: nanic-d National Sewing Queen. She is shown holding her reward, a miniatura sewing machine. TOTAL DEFENSE EXPENDITURES OF NATO COUNTRIES Military Construction Personnel, Current Operations and Maintenance, Other 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953- OUR ALLIES SPEND—One re;,son for a tapering off in our military aid to our NATO & I lies is their increasing ability to pay their own way. How XATO defence budgets have grown is shown on this"churl. Bieakdown for 3949 (NATO's first year) is from data covering July, 19'19, to June, 1950, 1950 1952 TOTAL ARMED FORCES OF NATO COUNTRIES I I Million! I 2345 67 EUROPE ARMS— Ncwschart shows graphically the rapid growth of the 14 NATO countries' armed forces since its inception in 1949. Their forc*s. then only four million, have grown to seven million. accessible to wnecieu etiui|)nn;iii. ivi-suue workers wouiti ue luwcieu 10 me KIOUIKI i flyiiiR fire Iruck hovers over the lire spraying iin extinguisher from its crane-like front, would be kepi nwny Irom tho 'copter hy its whirling rolors. The manufacturer says it coulrl be used in fighting (ires in upper stories ot high buildings. Noi» kuck bogged down In swamp. SOMETHING NEW FOR EASTER-Hcrc's a novel Easier Idea for Ihosc (jri'd of Hie use-worn ehocoliilc bunny and colored eggs. Called an "KaMer Tree," it can be made by anyone with ,<n im- •ginalion. All that's needed are a couple of wire coat hangers, somo cardboard, crayons and a iew ohocolale-colorod cues, j r"_ HIGH MAN—For good gunnery during training encampment at Boise, Ida., Capt. Don Beck gets a blanket-tossing Irom lellow pilots of the California Air Rational Guard. A member of the 146th Fighter Bomber Wing, Captain Beck lives at Pacific Palisades. Los Angeles suburb. A veteran of World War II and Korea, he is a contractor and flies with the National Guard weekends^ DON'T BE FOOLED-Fronch premier; are known to gel rather rough treatment, but don't let this picture fool you The disheveled, defeated-looking figure of former Premier Pierre Mendes-France is just a wax model. It is being carried aboard 3 boat in Paris to join a group of mannequins of the Grevin Museum which is touring Europe. MEMORY LANE-Llving her life over again Mis C W Massey, Ir of Ft. Worth, Tex., visits daughter. Deherah, in thud grade. Mrs Maisey attended third grade in the same room 19 years ago. But there is much change, at thai. Blackboards are green, furniture has been revolutionized. Other things change, too. "They u<ed to call me 'cat-soup' and I had to beat their heads in." says mother Says Deberah: "We don 1 ' do things like that." Mother t whimpered comment: "1 think we had more fun than they do. UP AND AT 'EM—Here for the first time, the USAF's newest all-weather Interceptor —the Northrop Scorpion F-B9D— is depicted "scramblinc." to inlcrrepl an attacking bomber Warning from powerful ground radar search unit brngs pilots and, radar observers (I) racing to Scorpions already fueled and fully annerl wilh 104 high-explosive nir-lo-air rockets. Kull power Irom its twin turbojet engines sends the K-89 streaking skyward (2) to intercept the uerial invader. Wilhin a few minulcs, the COO-milc-pcr-hour plane bores its way more than eight mllei high on a climb. There its powerful electronic radar search gear "locks on" (3) to the attacking aircr.-[(. At the moment of allack, its rod'.cls are lircil in salvos (4), with > "kill i<5) virtually certain. Mission completed, the K-8!l rrlurns lo base (8), where * skilled ground t M:AW Awaits lo refuel and rvarm K.

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