The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 6, 1947 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 6, 1947
Page 16
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PAGE SLTTEElf •LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWB and Plywood Plane Back in Limelight; It Floats and It Flies, But Who Wants It Now? By DOUGLAS I/AKSKK NEA SUff CnT»«»»aJ»nt : LONG BEACH, C»l., Nov. ». (NEA) '•-Now that history'. mo*t epensive pitc* of flontloc woodwork also c»n fly, th« Important quetUon of wh»Vt V> b« done 'with it Right now the hu<* flyinc boat's ehlef value ha* been to furnish Its d«igr.«r and builder, Howanl Huth«, with a Jubiluit "I told you •o" for the Congressional War In- vettlgating Commute*. But after Hughes finishes many more months of testing, the plane becomes the it range property of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. IU future after that i* somewhat of a mystery to RFC's bankers. When Henry KaLser dreamed up th«Jd«a of huge (lying boats, then •old Hughe* on designing and building the first one and the Government on financing it, the West Coast shipbuilder had war -use in rnlnd. But the Army and Navy didn't have much to say about it at the time, and the armed forces now have only a mild, academic interest In the plywood giant. The absence of military aviation expert* at the first -lest was conspicuous. COST TREMENDOUS Making planes faster, not bigger, It the chief current Interest of both military and commercial aviation experts. The mere cost of handling the 200-ton elght-engined flying boat; launching it, gaslng it and maintaining it, ]« tremendous. It makes any attempts to develop the ahlp by private Interests for commercial use almost prohibitive. The Army and Navy, which are complaining they don't have encmgti money to develop the planes they already have, aren't anxious to lake over the costly giant to find a use for it. Hughes admits that his chief interest in the project from the start, was merely to get Kaiser's brainchild airborne. He'lh probably be happy to wash his nands of the whole thing when he's through testing It. And ha has already announced his intention to concentrate his genius on the guildcd missile field next. That brings up the. Intriguing Question of just what has been bought with the odd 525 million apent on the project. Hughes' engineers, and other aviation experts, agree that the giant plane could open up' a whole new field In aviation. The very size of the plane creates some brand new'problems In flying; If this plane finds the nn- »wers. It might make it worlit Its Howard IIUKlm answers reporters' questions aflrr (he first iiicceMful flight «c his plywood boat. fantastic price. For exnmple. never before the controls of an airplane moved entirely with motors. The strength of a man's arm has always the prime mover. But, as Hughes points out, It would require 200 men to move this plane's control surfaces In flight. So a combination mechanical and hydraulic system was devised. But can a plane be flown without the pilot "feeling" what he is doing? The successful taxi and first brief flight, according to Hughes, answers this one Important question successfully STILL MANY TESTS Many test flights will have to be made to produce the other information the plane is capable of furnishing. Just becavisc Ihe plane will fly doesn't, prove Hint slant planes are worth making. Hut if tests show that great size alone makes planes less efficient, the Hughes flying boat may have been worth Its cost to prove that point. It will furnish designers a mathematical limit within which to con- fit unaruwerrd: "What's lo b* done • k now?" [fide their efforts for the future, have The face that Ihe plane had to been i I* made ou< o( wood diminishes its Importance as a laboratory. If It could have been marie with metal, Hughes sivs li would furnish more accurate information on the possibilities of giant aircraft. Without changing the general design, a model could be made with aluminum and steel to provide a truer example of giant-plane performance for considerably less money than this one cost. But It is doubtful If even that lesser sum could be found for such a project right now. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER «, 194T to bandit atomic energy. Th« Idea of th« harnessed atom u a military weapon »tm overshadow* 1U u«c for peaceful purpose*. The training of more scientists In the war-born field will be insured by the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuckar studies, a sort of atomic college. The Institute U actually • non-profit Tennessee corporation. The Institute has Just moved into t building provided by the Atomic Energy Commission. Its graduate training program In nuclear research began only la»t month. No degree* will be granted by the corporation. Therefore It Is not competing with universities. The program ,U open to any approved graduate school in the nation grant- Ing the Ph.D. or equal degree In any one of the fielda of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology or engineering..Only 48 graduate student* a year can be accepted. Every applicant it Investigated for the Instltut* by th« FBI for several monthi before beJng passed on. The program Is limited to the performance of thesis research lead- Ing lo the Ph.D. c'The universities already members of the Institute are Duke, Emory, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Catholic University of America., Georgia Tech, Louisiana State University, Tulane, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Virginia and Vanderbllt. The location of a nuclear research Jn the southeast Is considered vital to the national Interest. Recruiting of manpower lor such work in tile past has been mostly in the northeast and far west. The Institute's acting executive director Ja Dr. William G. Pollard, young scientist Irom the University of Tennessee. Head Courier New* Want Ads. U.S. Training Men To Meet Possible Atomic Warfare OAK RIDGE. Tenn. (UP)—If a "push-button" war ever comes, the United States Intends to have as many scientists as possible trained "•Challenqe To Love. E0~ ' ! ij , J^fi 1 ^ M ** By ETHEL HAMILL ,4*^nF$j«& • L . r.sir "W © AKO*O HO.U, Inc.; DUtrfc.tto'l.r NIA SWVICf, INC. /VxfV- ^ THE STORYt OM Ihr aliening tmj of ^college CanrlllM AUKIln, 4aajcfcler of the I>enn. !• BniBvcd *• find Jo«1 Conray nwnnx It* re[«Tnl»nt •(«dent». Joel, whoiw CKM adored when ane *TKM ittn !• klKh MBOO), ••* b«rn Ino poor IA flnUM eallrKr four rrnri • K*. Wow hr IK back a» a rr(- rr.B. ra», nhci k»d knd Ino •mny fljrmllpnn durlHK Ihr \\nr 7r«r* •«« 'hud bern Inkrn Mr- Tin«kl7 I>J »1 lrn»l unr boy wkrn •he dldm'l Hrnn (o bt~-<iarj, Mnrlovve. Kho*e liiKUrniK-r clime 1« "fr •« KlJi'drlttli—T* now r*>- •mner-Mhy. She wnrno .Inel ahr !• •» lonicer In love vrltb him. To m«r »«rprUr. .Inrl »nrn hr !• 5 l«d. A wlrr dntun'l fit l»lo l« nlaitn to f[nT«k irnool nn hl> oabnlatenrr jilli>i«nner. Mn«- rlnr Rl«lr, dnmchter of n tvealthr ocnntor nnd Ckirt T » eanflln, lo A IrrohniitH nnd llrlnir ho th* Drnn'o honnenold. fine cojalr.o • dntr. ont of Jorl when Cnm 1«rn» MM dowit. Cnw wrrlo Jorl OB thr enntpnit next tlnr, • nd lo dl«nppolntr>t ivhrn he dornB't «ok her for nriKher VIII Joel went whistlinr, down the walk which led away from the library, he had already managed to elbow aside that brief feeling of light-headedncss which hi» momentary contact with Cam Austin had stirred up in him. Not • easily. But he had managed. He needed no erudite professor, no learned Dr. Frick, to tell him what that feeling was all about And Jo«l Conroy learned a good many lessons well, during his period of military servic*: Among them, the strong advisability ol ducking when shells began la whine over. Every common dan- gur uunded its peculiar warning Danger wai something to be ridestepped, avoided, even il occasionally that meant getting yourself a ta«ful ol mud. The way he reacted to Cam was quite definitely djngerous—to a young man who had other flsh to fry. Cutting along the by-path which formed a short cut to tht old dormitory which had ' een assigne< for tb« coming season to married tudcnls and their families, he oimd he could whistle convinc- ngly enough even to half fool iinself. He passed through the doorway 3 the dormitory, out of the sun- hine nnd into the shadows. He lunged along Ihe brief tiled cor- idor and up the tlinc-hnllowcd vooden stairs toward the Lucllow ooms—two of them—on the topmost floor. His brisk tntloo on a door upon which the initials of students dcc- des gone still stood was answered iromptly. "Joel!" Ellen said a little breath- essly. "Come in, come in!" She stood aside, moving with hat grotesque carefulness which iad replaced the darting grace he lad seen when she came up to the eparatton center to be with Ixjn mtil they gave, him hi. discharge >apcrs. 000 OEYOND her, just rising from he battered desk by the window, Lon unfolded to his full shad-shouldered six feet two. The .hin blond hair alop his rather elongated head wisped every which way. Behind their rimless spectacles, his pale eyes also lighted. Joel found himself thinking that there had been something close to panic in them a minute ago. "I've walked in on something," h« said, apologetically, halting by the door. "I'll drop in later. It's nothing important." ''No such!" Lon contradicted instantly, shuffling forward and thrusting his bony big hand into his visitor's. "It's swell to see you, fellow. I wasn't studying. That's only the Ludlow budget you see spread out before you." "I'm making Lon coffee on our electric plate," Ellen said. "Wait half a minute. Joel, and I'll pour you a cup. too." She walked heavily through the connecting door which joined the wo cheerless rooms of their apart- nenl. Joel had an uneasy picture of her, this new uncertain way she noved, toiling up the long flights of stairs which had le't even an cx-GI like himself slightly winded. Possibly her husband was hinking much the same thing, for here was a quiet desperation in he way his Ra?.e slid back toward he papers littering his desk. worried, guy." Joel had lo tighten things inside lim before he could take the' >lungc. It was an intrusion, however intended, thai Lon might hate um for. "Anything I cap do?" To bis vast relief, the man be- .ide him did not stiffen in resent- nent. Instead, for an instant, he ccnied to be silently accepting the act that his own private . ghost vas sufficiently materialized to be isible to oulside eyes. "Nothing much I can. do, myself. it seems as if," he answered, softly, at last. "Just so many cents to the dollar. Seventy-flve imcs those, and you've still got a minus sign in front of half the )are essentials. When there'* a cid and another on the way — ** Fear showed bright behind the rimless spectacles. Joel reached for the thin arm nearest him, automatically. O.e Man Winter Is Just Around the Corner Let us remove (he water from your tires arid fill them with calcium chloride anti-frecze solution. We will be glad to make an appointment to care fur all your tractors at your farm—thus saving you time. REMEMBER WE SEKVICE ALL . MAKES TRACTORS Russell Phillips TRACTOR CO. 50. Hiway 61 Phone 2171 "Once a week she comes in and asks when we're going to reduce the price of that lamp—all the clerk* are rooting for her to get it!" FRECKLES ft HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLOSSER Fry My Hid* THE FAT ON6» ^JA^AEC) LAEJP, MITH ---1»6f THER'S v/ . I'HISCILLA'S Wishing Will Make It So AL VERMEER VIC FLINT No Time to Lose By MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANE But new already Lon had tightened grip on himself. "What the heck?" he asked, quite steadily. "Things are going work out swell (or us fellows, once the programs they've planned for ui get going." Lon said it loudly, as if daring Ihe world at arge to knock a chip off his shoulder. "Sure," Jo«l said, without expression. "Sure, Lon, sure." He felt as if a tombstone had been rolled oil bis chest when the oor swung wide again and Ellen appeared with their coffee in paper cups. Jo«l downed the strong liquid as swiftly as he decently could. Then he got out of the drab little room somehow. 3iit all the way down the long flights of stairs, he could feel i*« hand on his shoulder. (To Be Continued) i GULF i Service Station ! State Line i (Around the Curve) 1 N. F. Richards ! i New Operator i « Featuring: \ fa Gulf-Courtesy ! • +• That Good Gulf Gas j ! Tires, Batteries ', i Accessories ! i Discount Ra!e to Truckers ! ! Open 6:00 a. m., 10 p. m. J ; Weekends • *.-_.._--.._..___.._,____• !M GOING TO CALL CHIMtSlS C*FICf TO iK I CAN CATCH FLINT THERE.' 3 fbrgijt about Chimes for tfie moment. I wanted toUlkto lucrctia Wadham -- in a hurry. YOU CAN'T CAlt FLINT AT CHIMES'* OFFICE. CHIMES I WASH TUBES It's a Deal By LESSLIE TURNER Call PICKARD'S GROCERY Phon« 2013 IOH Chickasawba OurBoordm 9 House with Moj. Hoople OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams EXPERTS STO «XX HWE TD SELL COAT COS . \«Je OUGHT To oCGAMize A TRACKS.' BLAME TH' TRACKS/ I B'LEEVE THESE CATTLE PEOPLE KIM DIAGNOSE YOUR A1LMENTTS BYNOUR TRACKS.' AUNTY WOULD KJJOW WE WAS LOAf?IN' HERS WHEM SHE RIDES BY.< Vwev_L,WHUT'S TH 1 USE OF DUST1M' 'EM OVER? THE/'LL TH1MK. WE RUM A COW TO DEATH AN' BURIED [LI5TEN, PMi I ] sort* 6Er OFF W STATION! HERES GEE! WMT'LIITELLTOWHW HE'S MS TWIN BROTHER 101 SfWJ 601NP TO TIV TWIN! LISTEN. DOES HE HNJE ft SHOULDER CftSB LIKE MOUR.S? f HOLM MfcCKEREUI. THEM HE'S THE ONE IWD Wl DIKWOND ON 1 . I SHOULOf. KNOWN THW COa- FOUNDEDFROS DIDN'T L, SSSMLOW IT! i ^ HERE ...NOLI OM HWE NOURFROG. 1'UE DECIPED TO VMNT MJD HZST 10LJR. BROTHER. WHEN HE ^COHAES BWK-f ROt* THE DIMHE-^THMIKS. MSTER 1 . BUT NOW I BETTER BE SETT IW BUCK. TO RED RYDER Popularity By FRED HARMAN I rt ClAI/AIM THE NEXT DANCE 5EFORE I STRUCK It PICH. FRAM HARDLY EVER HAP A BOY FRIEND." NOW SHE'S (SOYy A ;AALE ALLEY OOP Say That Again By V. T. HAMLIN •JOO THOUGHT *1OLS CCULP BLACKEN f MM<5 NAME fa HE'D / PLAY THE SAME VOUR WAV OR. SET. LYNCHED. DIDNT HOOTS AND HKR MIDDIES ES WJ DO... AND KNOW GM-E PLAYED OUT, SCAU5E.. OK. M.LEX HOW CAN YOU STA.NO TH=I?E AND LET THIS HATEFUL OLD H«>3 YOU KNOW IT VASN'T ALLEY. BUT ME.WO HUNS THAT 'SHINER" ON YOU High Finance By EDGAR MARTIN ITHEROGGLESES WERE 1 "I "WE '- t TO OO VOO V3WE.

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