The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1950 · Page 3
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' TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1950 BLYTHEVHXE (ARK.)' COOTIER THf NATION TODAY— , Production oi Private Planes Hit Peak oi 35,000 m 7948 and Then Nosedives to 3,500 in '49 By James J. Streblf Associated Press Aviation Reporter ,• *~* * (For James Marlow) F WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. (&)— The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA> forecast in 1945 that ill ten years this nation would t>e flying 400,000 civil airplanea, . The CAA was a bit apologetic. The forecast, it said, was "by no means a top limit" but rather & "conservative guide for planning." Tlie agency was well awnic that other surveys made at the height of wartime enthusiasm for flying found 1,000,000 and upwards as the potential number of private planes shortly after the war. Half 01" the 10-year period has* . '. About 92.000 civil aircraft" FACE TUKEB registered with the CAA. Production of private planes was a spectacular 35,000 in 1946—a one- year output 40 per cent greater than the total flying In 1939. That production was halved In 1947. H was halved again In 1948. It was halved a third time In 1349, dropping to less than one-tenth IEM6 production. Has interest in flying fallen so rapidly? Other aviation figures show it has not. Air travel by commercial and private plane 1ms increased tremendously since the war. Us-2 of small airplanes for numerous jobs formerly done on the ground—crop spraying and dusting, inspection of pipelines and power lines, surveys and even crop plant- Ing—has created new industries. Some Disapiwintmerits Post-war disillusionment was not for those who saw in wartime development of aviation a new tool. It was for tho.se who saw the airplane as a tojr. Well, It isn't quite that simple either. Much of the disappointment came from the Industry itself, from overselling the private flying Idea, from failing to produce planes witl the safety, economy and usefulness the nation had come to expect, from plain gouging of customers. Some people still say that anyone who can drive an automobile can pilot an nirplnne- It just isn't so. Some people still say you can operate airplanes for less money or at least no more than all auto- jjfthlle. Atid that isn't so. "fhe enthusiasts who went out to learn to fly found it required more skill than driving an automobile. They found it a much more closely regulated pastime. They found it a lot more costly. You can buy any of several makes of automobiles for less than the lowest priced airplane — a' single seater. Few automobiles cost much as the lowest priced four- sent airplane. You can buy half do?_en automobiles for what one of i the more expensive four-scat air- planei costs. i Used for Business, Pleasure i 'You can't park your airplane on 'the street- You'd better hangar it (about $30 a month). The chances are ,11 $ame without a radio. You "cp.i;,v,vM $100 to S700'for that. And , If ycu-/warit pretty complete insurance protection, you must figure on $40 lo, ; $60 a month. After that It's , lust gasoline, oil and maintenance. -It> : isa't hard to see why people who had thought of flying as just a lot of fun stick with their automobiles. But it has been different for those who learned to use the 4v ane In business and for limited types of pleasure. Officials of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the most important organization among small plane users, feel that ,'rivnle flying has mnde steady, sound progress. They are not dismayed by the failure to meet 1945 forecasts —predictions they didn't accept at the time- The important thing, as AOPA sees it, Is that every year since the war there has been a sizeable increase In airplane use for business andavacation trnvel as well as great growth in the types of use. Flying people are inclined to believe that the bursting of the bubble It likely to speed up correction of some of the errors that helped cause It and contribute to the sound development of flying. Move to End Three Day Coal Week Delayed WASHINGTON. Jan. 24 OT—A federal district court here yesterday granted a six-day delay In the hearing of a government plen. (or mi injunction to end the three-day work week in soft coal .nines. The hearing, originally set for Thursday, was postponed U> Wednesday, February 1.. Tlie postponement was granted on tlie joint request of John Ij. Lewis's United Mine Workers and Robert N. Denham, general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The injunction suit was brought last week by the NLBB counsel. Aides said Dcnham feels that, since It took him about three weeks to prepare his case, the union is entitled more time to prepare for the hearing. Denham nskcd for an injunction on the basis of unfair labor practice charges brought against Lewis by mine operators. Tlie operators accused Lewis and his UM\V of demanding new contract terms from the operators winch violate the Tad-Hartley law, and with using the three-day work week and work stoppages to back up their demands. H The operators charged Lewis with Insisting on a union shop—requiring all miners to retain a union membership—-without having hail an HLRB election among the miners, Lewis is barred from obtaining such an election unti Ihe files non-communist affidavit with the NLRB, a move he has declined to make. A. suggestion that Congress ough to consider giving the Pte.siden power to seize coal mines was inadi by Senator Aiken <R-Vt) in ai interview yesterday. J.S. Steel Seeks Joard's Approval Of Insurance Plan \ Veteran Ouachita Faculty Member Dies at Age of 88 ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 24. </T) —Mrs. Estcllc McMillan Blake. 88, member of the Ouachita College faculty for more than 50 years, died at, her home here yesterday. An Instructor in English, she re- « ;d in 1044. She previously was an glish Instructor at the Univer- -.vy of Arkansas for five years. Survivors include a brother, Davfri McMillan and B sister, Mrs. J. H- Crawforri, both of Aricadclphla. Funeral services were held today. Hitch-Hikers Confess Taking Texas Man's Car FORT SMITH, Ark.. Jan. 24. (iP —Two youths were en route ti Oklahoma city where they face fed eral charges of kidnaping and rob bing a Texas salesman. Federal District Judge John E Mlllqr signed an order here yes terday transferring the two—.lame Edward Oglesby, 17. Little Rock and John Warren Collins, 21, Hobbs N. M.—to jurisdiction of the Wcs tern Oklahoma District of Fcdcra Court. They are accused' of kidnaping John p. Dry, Winters, Tex., afte he gave them a ride in his ci and robbing him of $40. Washington County Sheriff Brui. Crider snid the two admitted driv ing off In Dry's car after leaving him tied to a tree near Weatherforc Okla. They were arrested at Spring dale, Ark., Jan. 13. Annie Rooney KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089 In England Iff the Chemitt Shop In France It's the Apothecary Shop In Btvtheville It'* DRUG STORE For Expert Prescription Service or, NEW YORK. Jan. 24. W'(—Dircc- jrs of the United States Steel Corp. lave announced that the firm's new lension and insurance agreement fill! a CIO union will cost an extra 587,500.000 a year, and have asked he stockholders to approve it. Board Chairman Irving S. Olds said last night that unless lhi> tockholders do EO, "another steel trike could be the consequence." The agreement is with the Cfo Initccl Steelworkers of America. Olds said the cost of the new plan ,'ould be 578,000.000 a year, compared to the company's present an- inal pension costs of $10,500,000 The new plan affects iipnrcwri- uately 100,000 members of tho CIO >teel workers and 100,000 other ein- iloycs. The new pension-insurance plan resulted from a 42-day strike by -he CIO union which ended lasl Nov. 11 after lying up the com- jany's operations. PMA Announces Rice Acreage tor Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 24-M')— I'he Production and Marketing Administration has allotod 333.OT acres oi land In 29 counUet for rice Planting. The acreage allotment, announced yesterday, Is 65,361 under the 405,000 acres which the Bureau of Agriculture Economics reported planted last year. Rice allotments have been established since 1943. They were K(, out early that year but called ofl whtn Increased production was found necessary. Hydrogen is lighter than helium. At DREIFUS FREIGHT TRAIN WRECK-Tvvenly-etght cars of a thirty-seven car Canalian National railway freleht rain, east' bound from Toronto to Port Erie were derailed near Stcvensvllle, Ont., Canada. The engineer aid he fell a tug and looked back to see most, oi the train leave the Hacks. No one was injured CAP Vircpholo). With the Courts Cham-cry M. M. Hancock vs. C. D. Huncqpk, suit for divorce. Joseph Golnbic vs. Sylvia Golubic. suit for divorce. Margaret Smith Potter vs. Roland Potter, suit for divorce. Bula B. Duenez vs. Marcos Duenez, suit for divorce. .Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses at the office ol Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, Saturday ar.d yesterday. James Walter Dodd and Miss Roberta Roberts .both of St. Louis Mo. . Carl Wafford and Mrs. Ruth Adams, both of Blylhevilic. Prank Oarfield Lewis, Jr., of Dell and Miss Betty Harris of Manila Oscar Thomas Elliott, Jr., and Miss Mary Jo Nabcrs, both of Bly- thevillc. Young Texan "Breaks" Into Jail Because Of His Intense Hunger LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 24—(;!>-- Sinct'.cn-ycar-old Carroll Hill of New-land, Tex., finally got a gond meal today. But he had to go to 'all to do it. The youth walked into police headquarters Saturday night and asked to be locked up. He didn't lave any reason. He "just wanted lo go to jail." Police told him they didn't put nen In jail without reason! They rant him lo the Salvation Army to Bet a free meal and a night's lodging. Hill tried lite luck there but was lurntd down. The Salvation Army has limited Quarters; it just didn't have any extra room. He wandered around Little Rock unlil late lasl night when he again walked into police headquarters and told Desk Sergeant Lorraine King thai he had broken a window at a nearby garap,c. "Now you'll have to lock me up." said Hill. Patrolman E. F. orable was sent to investigate. He found a small hole in the window but It wasn't large enough to admit a man's body Orable reported Hill couldn't have had burglary on his mind. Nevertheless, the youth had admitted damaging another man's property a misdemeanor. He had to go to jail. Officers found out why the vouth was so insistent on beinfi locked up. Fie ate everything offered him today and doesn't care when he gets out just as long as lie can satisfy his hunger. Candidate tor "Queen" WASHINGTON, Jan. 21— (If}— Arkansas' entry In the contest for the cherry Blossom Queen at the nation's capltol is pretty Barbara Potts, 20-year-old government worker from HunLsville. Ark. Miss Potts, an employe at the National Labor Relations Board, w:ls chosen Arkansas' princess in the annual cherry blossom festival this spring by members of the Arkansas State Society. Episcopalians to Hold Annual State Convention HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Jan. 24. (H'l —Bolwowen 300 and 400 Episcopalians are expected to attend the 78th annual Arkansas Dhccsean Convention here this week. The convention opens tonight with the annual supper of the Episcopal Churchman's Association and ends Thursday afternoon. Ordination lo the priesthood of the Rev. Robert n. Hall, Episcopal missionary at Eureka Springs, and the annual address of Bishop R. Bland Mitchell will be two of the highlights tomorrow. The woman's auxiliary all.) will hold sessions Wednesday and Thursday. Dr. Charles T. Harri.son, » So- wance professor, will nddrcss the men's meeting tonight. He s>!so will speak to the auxiliary tomorrow. McMath Lauds Churches For Overseas Aid Effort LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 24. I_I\1— Governor McMath thinks the churches' greatest challenge lies In the present world conditions. He said churches apparently have recognized their responsibility by forming the Christian Rural Overseas Program In supplying food and aid to war torn countries of Europe. 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