The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 16, 1948
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1948 , A .t. ! official •, , lo . rfsW. wi Wrights' Plane May Be Returned First Craft to Fly May Be Housed in Smithsonian Museum By Charles CoriUhy (Umfe-l Press A'vlalnn Writer) WASHINGTON, Feb. JO IUP>- Tho question today Is—wlicrc the Wright Brothers plane he exhibited after it Is returned to (lie Untied Slates? ist and at least, it seems that (he fumed biplane, carry a man in powered be given up by the South Kensington Museum, near London. The British Ministry of Education said on Saturday that the museum was "happy to announce its willingness" to return tiie plane As soon as it receives formal notification that (lie late Orville Wright wanted it returned. Dr. Alexander Wctmore, secretary of the Smithsonian institution, said he hopes (he craft will get the "number one place of honor" in the National Air Museum which Die Smithsonian now is planning. Speculation as to whether that institution will display the plane dates at least to Dec. 11. 1913. when the lute President Roosevelt announced it would be brought back to this country The statement wa< made on the 40th annlvci-snrv of the Wright Brother's flight at Kitty Hawk, N. C. Now the decision is up (o the executors of the estate of Orville Wright, who died in Dayton, o., his home, on Jan. 30. Orville outlived his brother Wilbur by 3C years Harold S. Miller, one o? two executors of the estate, said at Dayton Saturday that it lins not been" decider! whether to place the plane in the Smithsonian Institution He said no decision on the disposition of the "flying machine" will be made until after he and the other executor-Harold Steeper of Lawrence, Kans.-go through Orvilie Wright's papers "and see what he wanted done with the air plane." That may take a month or more, he saiti. P Will Maslcr Provision Orvillc's will, read on Feb. 5 said the plane was to remain in England unless, before mv decease I personally ask Its withdrawal." On Feb. s, correspondence was turned up showing that in December 1043, sfx years after the will was written, Wright requested the Plane's return In a letter to Col E B. Macintosh, the Kensington Museum's director. This was the background for Mr. Roosevelt's statement. «"»«:.. The background for Orville's letter was the final acknowledgement by tne Smithsonian Institution that niE and Wilbur's flights were the first in a powered vehicle Orville had shipped the plane to England In 1928 after disputes 'over the priority of the Invention He re ™° ved '' ' rom the Smithsonian b e : cause that institution recognized a Piano built by its secretary, Samuel '• ^""ftey. and entered a controversy between him and Glenn H. Curtiss over methods of wing con- ftT^ °H CL(24 ' 1! " 2 ' thc Sl "«hsonian Werscrt itself in an article by (he then secretary. Dr. Charles O "b- k.°''v,'" "'? m ««um's "Miscellane- But thus far Wright's executors have not Indicated whether there ' sh anything in his papers saving where the plane should be placed in mined 0 ?" 1 ?'' " " le crnft ' s det "" nimed to be a part of Wrights estate his heirs might then yet a hand in deciding its fate The fragile little biplane has own a tangled course" shfce *£ Urst. 12-sccond hop In the K-m Hills of North' Carolina: bu" ° " Vtatton Four Destroys Their Home ATHENS. Ala., Feb. 16. ,UP1_ arm y ,T 0lrt 8 ranrtf a'her. hi., two sons imrf a granddaughter burned to death yesterday when their to -story frame dwelling was de/troved t>.\ fire, Coroner Gricsbv nriffi« reported today. .. " "'uns The dead were James w Coff- maii. a prominent limestone coun- 'jL^ r " lcr ; his sons. Woortrow Coff- X and Dorothy Jane Corfman.™' natter of Mr. and Mr., Woodrow The coroner said the fire started from a heater in the front bod- ed'^n the' 11 blize" !lrl>y tt " C '' C c ' cstro - v Lifford Adams. a neighbor was burned seriously in helping rescue Mrs. Woodrow Coffman and a second daughter, Jennie-. 4. a tl ,™, aJUShtcr. Linda, 8. was visit ,s friends at the time The Last Mile BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER CHICAGO <UP)-Tlw Increase of civilian amputees diirln K World Wnr II exceeded military amputees by n ratio of neiirly seven to one according (o [Jr. Henry II. Ke.sslcr Newark, N, J. "Approximately 120,000 civilians last Ihelr limbs us A result of nccl- itcnt. disense or congenital deformity diirlnt; (ills period, Kcssloi- snld. "The total of military casualltles suffering (imputations WHS 18,000." Ill a study published by Ihe American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Kessler said there »re 7,000,000 scverly htvudlcappcrt per- Mail Carriers Prepare Dog Teams For Idaho's American Dog Derby ASHTON, Ida. (NEAi-The sluv- the teams visible si all times swaged ca S ton f M-Ino l " a! '- SnOW " ! M ° S( ° f th ° c " lr »"» ™ ™"ct- Un n ^^an^pecSi?a^5oH i ES^*""* '""^ running of the annual American Dog I Everett Hesman. five-time win- J ' '"cr and defending his title again Fifteen Inches of fresh snow i thls 5' ca >'- will be using a team blankets the 10-mile circular Irack.ol Afghan hounds. The dogs, de- here for the opening of the classic I vcloped more than 3000 years ago —the only one of its kind in the by the Egyptians and once be- nation. Thp -:iinu- icn,, r n ,,\.. ....„ I hevert extinct, ma<le tlie transition nation. The show lasts only two hours, but A. R. iBiltll Clouse, president of the American Dog Derby ' Association, explains, "Yon just, ilon't hiinker to sit out in thai cold ! too long." I Fourteen dog teams are entered ; in the speed championship race for : what Clouse modestly acclaims Is the world's title and a S1000 prize. The .second [jane of hounds to puff across the finish line afler five i two-mile laps wins the driver S750 i Third place draws S500. all money • posted by the association. ' 1 The show begins at 1 p.m.. "when i it's warm," Clouse said. Opening fca- ture will be Louis Price of Tetonin. Ida., and his five-dog team para- • chuting from an airplane over the arena. Price was with a paratroop division during the war.' i Northern dog types -vi!! com- • pete in a separate freight race rather than against "the lighter, ] faster type of cross-bred hounds '. that belly low to the snow for high-speed sledding. , Children up to 13 years will have i their own one-dog team race. I During the one-day show will j olso be ski races, snojilanc ami ' cuttre events, jkijorlng niid snow- i shoe races—all crammed into twoj action-packed hours thai last year brought spectators from 23 stales i The show of today evolved from ! 54-mile, rough-tough si-ramble j through the snow from West Yc-1- ! iowstone to Ashton. That race tooK drivers two solid days of mush- ing, but only the finish was in view of the spectators. The association settled in 1938 for a 10-mile circular track with Idaho without a whine. Old-timers who have been niush- ng around these parts for years, look to Austin Neeley of biggs. Ida., us the best bet. Neeley lost out In 1D47 In the lust nillc of the course. Another favorite Is Lloyd Van Sickle, Diummond. Ida., whose lithe team dally trots the mall on » rural snowbound route out of A.ih- ton. Mushl sons iu (he United stiitos lodny. Kt\ss!cr said (hat advances In re- haWlllBtlott cmi prevent » liiiih per- rentnRe of them doin being "discarded on the luuimin scrap heap.' He snld many could be tmiKht vocations "or nt Iciul nol * burden to his family." "Lnsl year 60,000 of IhVse iie- vrrely (llwbled persons were made selt-snfflclfiil through (he services ol rehnbllltndon." he said. PAGE Columbus city council bec»use the I'WcscnUtlve of one firm w»s «b- sonl. They claimed he wn» using' unfair ladle* unrt |>rob»b)y w«i >w*liig a «ped»l appointment. The missing salesman turned up a* the session ended. lie explained he was late because of » long'aigii. nifiH with » policeman about over- parking. NEURALGIA*, Parking Meter Salesman Overt/oej it Himself COI.OMBUS. Ind. 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Gut some today. liquid CAPUDINE IB/ FolkB We Are Pleased to Announc* Thai We Now {face a Complete NEW MACHINE SHOP In Addition lo Our COMPLETE BLACKSMITH, WELDING AND WOODWORKING SHOP We Have Also Added a , NEW PORTABLE WELDING MACHINE We Weld Anything Anywhere All of our;>«mployee« have 15 years or mor« «p«f- ienc* In their line of work! * DICK HALL, Machinist SAM PATTON, Blacksmith HAROLD GOODMAN, Welder TROY MAYO, Woodwork HENRY WESTBROOK SHOP Day Phone j^jj ,,. 225 North First St. * 4161 4132 . , ~ '•"• "",^ii.ii«j >jvi ».eiiv 01 me stales corn acrcacr from desert heat to thc cold of is planted to short-stalked hybrids' !-«»£ (o Short Iowa has become the state where thc short corn grows. Ninety-nine i per cent ot the stale's corn acreasi; ' "Now when that Rlylhevillc boy unwinds, watch that HUIUJAItn HAKDWARE Softball split the plate!" SHELTON Motor Company W. Ash Dial - JEEP DOES IT AGAIN! THE NEW STATION WAGON WITH PASSENGER-CAR INTERIOR 6 CYLINDERS • More Power 0 More Comfort Same Low Prices As Ever JEEP is truly Ihe "Little-Man V r Car! See This Jeep On Display Immediate Delivery COMPANY Eifis Poole, Owner & Operator Phone Slccle 4S South Highway 61 nt Steele, Mo. 41,000 Arkansas Farmers CAN'T BE WRONG FARM BUREAU United to Battle lor FOOD versus HUNGER RURAL ELECTRIFICATION versus DARKNESS RURAL ROADS versus MUD RURAL SCHOOLS versus IGNORANCE NATIONAL FARM PROGRAM versus NO FARM PROGRAM SOIL CONSERVATION versus EROSION RESEARCH AND PROGRESS versus STANDSTILL AND BREAKDOWN A STRONG NATIONAL AGRICULTURE versus DISUNITY DEMOCRACY versus FOREIGN "ISMS" PEACE versus WAR FARM BUREAU IS FIGHTING THESE BATTLES JOIN FARM BUREAU TODAY

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