The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1952 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 23, 1952
Page 11
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y ^WDWESDATT, JANTJARY 28, 1991 BLTTHETTLLE (AUK.) COTJRTER PAGE ELEVEN NEWS OF THE WORLD AS TOLD IN PICTURE+ + SEN. ESTES Sen. Estes Kefauver (D., Tenn.) is a modest, quiet- spoken man who belies'ea that the Democrats "could go farther and <Ao worse" than nominate him for the presidency. The former , Chattanooga lawyer served for nearly ten years in the House of -Representatives without creating much of a stir. His top political success came in 1948, when, after a turbulent campaign that saw him criss-crossing Tennessee wearing a coonskin hat, Kefauver wrote an end to the iron rule of one of the last old-time big city bosses, E. 11. Crump of Memphis. His skyrocket ride to national prominence came in 1951, when he headed the Senate crime investigating committee that threw a white-hot spotlight of publicity on the nation's publicity-shy crooks and racketeers. The coonskln cap evolved from Boss Crump's charges that Kefauver was "a pel coon of the Communists. 1 ' Kefauver countered with, "I'm not Crump's pet coon." Kefauver's supporters view the cap is a likely symbol for R presidential candidate. Gangsters, hoodlums anrl chlselers from roasl-to-coasf will always remember the name Kefauver whether he's ever nominated for president or not. During the year he served us crime committee chairman, Kefaurer traveled 50,000 miles around the country grilling crooks and thtlr fellow travelers. Definitely * family man Is Tennessee's junior senator. His wff« HI the former Nancy Flgott of Glasgow, Scotland. Their four children won the senator the title, "Father of the Year" In 1951. Portrait of a President? His boosters believe Ihc following he built up ai a crime Investigator makes him a natural as a candidate. His 81-year-old father recalls that "Estes was always a born leader." TURNING CARTWHEELS FOR JOY?—No but he had reason, to. This sailor slipped on an icy runway in front of the Naval Air Station at St. Louis. He and the other enlisted men shown are part ot a naval reserve squadron being returned home after combati duty aboard the U. S. Carrier Bon Homme Richard, which has-! recently returned from Korean waters. r BUSINESS AS USUAL—This North Korean Communist prisoner, 1 a tinsmith by trade, shows off some o( his handiwork outside his tent shop on Koje-do Island, Korea. U includes toy autos and trucks, metal pails, a ms'-^-fhift stove and other ilems. MEET MR. AVERAGE AMERICAN—Robert Rchm, who fits tht Census Bureau's description of the "average American," takes his ; average family for an average walk on an average day, through ! the streets of Levittown, L. I. Mr. Rchm, an electrical assembler,', is classified as a semi-skilled worker, has an annual salary that approximates $3000, owns a refrigerator, radio, and telephone, and still pays on his home. His wife, Peggy, leads Jed, three, by the band, and Daddy caries 3-mos.-old Chris. The dog does the average amount ot barking. LIGHT-HEADED LADY—In his London studio, sculptor Arthur Firischmann puts the finishing touches to his "Symbol of Light," carved from the largest block of transparent plastic ever manufactured. The thrce-fciol-high head will be installed in a new building of a Dutch electric light bulb company to mark iU 60th anniversary. 1 WIRED FOR TV—One of the few television-equipped cars in the world is driven through Cuban streets bj Mike Alonso, Havana correspondent for the United Press and a leading radio ham. Tn» aerial serves 13-inch TV set located in the front dashboard. THE FORD IN YOUR FUTURE?—A partly slass-domed convertible with rocket-ship lines is the ''Continental 1950-X," built by Kord as its version of the American "dream car." Not in pro- durtion, but built as a design model, the 1050-X has a glass dome-like windshield that carries b.ick to the lear ot the front seat. The dome Is retractable into the leather-covered steel rear lop. Between the two front seals is an instrument panel for telephone, dictaphone, automatic wheel jacks and hood and trunk controls. FIRST OF ITS KIND-This shows Ihe first successful night of a new gas-turbine, shaft-powered helicopter, the K-225, just announced by the Navy in Washington. Though similar in principle to gas turbine used to power jet planes, the K-225's power plant differs in that it is used to turn the shaft of the rotor blades. (Dept. of Defense photo from N'EA-Acme.) WATER WAGON—Primitive, donkey-drawn water carts are a common sight in Tripoli, national capital of Libya. The United Nations, which sponsored its birth, will spend about $10,000,000 . ^ = ^ iM^p Libya aliv« during 1952. TEE-V V-Hollywood television actress Margia Dean hai taken the plunge—all of-it—as she models the "Tee-V" shut, obviously designed to pep up U. S. "STAR" IN AFRICA—Here is an airview of the big Whcelus (U. S.) Military Air Transport Base near Tripoli, Libya. Biggest air base in North Africa, it helps, account for Libya's strategic importance. In case of war, it couia. aui<*ly be converted to ' THEY'RE OFF AND RUNNING!—Those are plastic nags, destined to spend their days around the outer fringes ot a merry-go-round, spurred on by hard-riding juvenile cowpokes. Right now, with the aid of an automatic conveyor, they're thundering oft" a DC-4 Cargoliner In Chicago. They flew thcr* Is a herd ot 250 from the factory in Cleveland, O,, where they were tooted

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