The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1952 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 9, 1952
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TAOBTVO (ARK.V COURIER mm HugeBrutonwoodAirDepot Is US' Biggest Gamble (teem* at Three Article*) ; VBy PHH.IP CLARKE BURTON WOOD, England UTi — America's strategic military supply center, in, Western Europe — Burlonwood Air •Depot—Is so big that , an. . ordinary atom bomb couldn't knock-It out, and It's get- ling bigger all'the time. Within Its 27-mile t perimeter •3urtonw'ood stock's more than a quarter of a million different item/: ranging from canned bomber engines to crated eggs. This vast arsenoloC Western defense, known officially as the U. S. Air Force 59th Air Depot, is one pf Uncle:Sam's biggest Insurance policies.:It's also one of his biggest gambles. ber, 1948. At first, the Americans asked the British for ii.OOO square feet of space—about half an ordinary hangar—for 90 days. Then came • Russia's squeeze on beleaguered Berlin and the famous Berlin airlift. Burtomvood suddenly found Itself a principal repair center for American and British planes .shuttling food and supplies Into Berlin. Its shops tore down, repaired and reassembled 1.800 transport planes in five nioriths. As . the cold war intensified, Burlo'mvoorl's 90-day, lease • was scrapped. The U. S. Air Force be- gnu building up the depot, on tremendous scale. Workmen are now busy oh a nine ...tiu.^o. I v, oilmen are now ousy on a nine Here In this American "city" In million dollar expansion program the heart ot England's industria Midlands are enough war stores ana repair'facilities to keep Western forces fighting for several weeks,ivhil? Atlantic supply lines are being organized ' ' Burtonwood obviously would be J a prime target for enemy attack, but the American Air Force is gambling that Brltfsh-Americnn air de. fenscs are powerful enough to stop enemy bombers before they could reach it. 5 It would take direct hits by two, maybe ( three ordinary atom bombs to knock Burtonwood out of commission, military sources believe. Americans began moving Into Burtonwood, a .former Brllsh Royal Air Force base. In Septem- calling for a new runway .capable of handling America's biggest bombers, and a gigantic warehouse —one of the world's largest. BurtoiiH'ood's Air-Force personnel has grown from 1,500 In 1059 to 8,000, In addition, it employs 2.400 British civilians In various office and warehouse Jobs. Burtonwood handles the big stuff —bomber cnglncs, : Jet assemblies and other plane parts as well as hundreds ot smaller military Items, These supplies, most ot them from the.U. S., are tunneled to American military installations all over Western Europe rind North Africa as. they are needed. Other NATO nations also -get ..some of their supplies. Skeptical About a Talking Horse? Here's a Word-by-Word Interview -i • By PAUL DUKE RICHMOND, V«. W— So' you're .skeptical about ' Lady Wonder, Richmond's Incredible "talking" horse 7 . So was this reporter when he. went out to "Interview" her. 'A horse that- can predict the future and reel off facts like a child 'prodigy? Just a lot of bunk, I thought. - ' , But after a half hour's "chat" with, Lady I came away from her tiny" stall scratching my head &nd •Wondering. ^ • ' Lots "of other folk »re wondering too now that Lady has been credited with providing the "tip'l that led to discovery of the body of Danny .Malson, a 4-year-old child missing- from his* Qulncy, Mass., home for nearly two years Since Sunday, Lady's mistress, » gray-haired little woman named Claudia Fonda, has been deluged with long-distance calls from persons who want the 21-year old horse quizzed on everything from stolen bicycles to wildcat oil wells. Mrs. Fonda won't take the re- <juena_bjr telephone,. declaring that Hfw t ,1«.«»9,1" ""on 'hanfno*?get the answer -straight' from -the • horse's mouth. . ' ' • ft . Mrs.- JVmda made two exceptions • to this' rule, however. She agreed to ask Lady sometime today about Phyllis June' Ryber. missing '19-year-old beauty from EggertsvllJe, N. Y., and an unidentified Chicagoan who recently disappeared. Answtred Hit QuetUoni But about that interview: Lady flabbergasted me when she correctly answered most ot the 15 questions..! fired at her. She does her answering by poking her chin at levers extending out from tiny slides containing numbers and letters. When she touches the levers, the numbers and letters shoot up, spelling out her answers. Mrs. Fonda stood beside Lady, repeating the questions Into the mare's ear. Sometimes Mrs. Fonda grazed Lady's sleek brown back with the swish of a whip. She did this to prod the horse. Lady started out perfectly by pecking out my name. When T »sked her where I was born, she spelled out Bethehem, Pa. •-, the right answer. When I asked her how much money I make weekly, she came back with the exact dollars^and-cehts figure. 8h« flubbed it when I asked her where I went' to school. But two questions later, she named the school:, to a delayed-action reply. Lady has been playing this question and ' answer game for more than 20 years. The folks who visit her at Mrs. Fonda's small frame house on the edge or town get three questions for a dollar. Occasionally,' a psychologist or someone prominent In the medical field comes along to try Lady. In 1928, tw6 Duke University psychology professors tested her and concluded "No Loopholes" "There appear to be no loopholes, no reasonable possibility for signaling, either of a conscious or unconscious character." And In 19i6, Dr. Thomas L. Oar- rett,- :! New York psychologist, said he could find "no trickery Involved." -I thought about a tipoff system between Lady and her mistress. But stje has answered questions when Mrs. Fonda wasn't nearby. How does Lady do it! I asked Lady that very question. oul ' then sl< I asked her if she'd like to be a human. , "Yes," came the answer. Mrs. Fonda, : who calls her pel an "educated horse," bought Lads' when she was a baby colt. She snld she first noticed a strangeness about the animal when Lady would romp Into the barn Just ns Mrs. Fonda was on the verge of calling her. Possibly, said Mrs. Fonda. Lady picked up the "thought message" and'decided to come to the barn before being formally summoned. Lady Is, and alwaj's has been, quite a Hire for sightseers And by far the most popular question are those'.dealing with love. Occasionally, said Mrs. 'Fonda, someone tries to "catch" Lady. Like the man who wanted to know if his wife were true to him? Lady snorted and twitched, then replied: "Are you?" Dulles Resigns Seat on Board Z I - ' • . *- " - NEW YORK </?i — John Foster Dulles has resigned as board chairman and trustee of the Carnegie Endowment Tor International Peace. Harvey Holtster Bundy has been named to succeed him! The, endowment's Board o( Trustees, after Its semi-annual meeting yesterday, announced the resignation ot Dulles and the appointment of Buridy. Dulles, In a letter dated Nov. 20, Indicated he was resigning because of his selection as President-elect Elsenhower's secretary of stale. Bundy, 61 : year-old Boston lawyer, hns been vice chairman o[ the endowment since last jear. •ATLAS STORES, INC. I J SIS West Capitol j I Lllflc.Roek f D*mot<itn>tio>< rf *• Hill. fillon' M7JO I I JOE WORKS MM.WMK BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS PHONES: Day 3142; Night 6153^ TOWBAY, MJO. «, • NEW MKRCURY — Mercury models for will go on display here tomorrow at still and Young Motor Co., First and Walnut, The new models feature » new exhaust system and air cleaner to Im- prove engine "breathing" and are available In 13 solid colors and 26 two-tone combinations. Shown above Is the Mercury Monterey four-door sedan. London's Fog Blowing Away LONDON (rtV—The greiit fog that gripped London by the throat for four choking .day's began blowing away this morning. A cold wind came happily-out of the southwest. Air Ministry* weather experts said the fog should clear completely during the day. Bus and train cervices n;ould run normally, the London Transport Authority announced. At the city's London and Northolt Airports visibility increased to 660 yards. Hi'gfc Threaten Grounded Ship ABERDEEN, Wash, •<*) — The grounded 1,207-ton freighter York- mnr I with 37 crewmen' »t»«rd perched through th« night like * "sitting duck" on the nirf-churned Washington beach. The coast Guard said there were no Immediate fears for the «*fety of the crewmen, but th« weather forecast for later In the day was ominous. It called for winds of « miles per hour. The commercial tug Salvage Chief will attempt to haul the Yorkmar loose at the early morn- Ing high tide. A Coast-Guard pound party was ready to remove the crew from the felghter by breeches buoy If necessary. The Yorkmar, riding high without a load en route from San Francisco to Grays Harbor, ran aground yn- terday on an Inshore reef Just above the, harbor's north Jetty. GIFT FAVORITES PRICED LOW INDOOR -OUTDOOR PLAY TENT Bri . 7 O Sosy assembly for loads of fun Ihe year round. And it's so easy to s«l up— anywhere. Tent slides down over frame and is ready for use. Anchor stakes for outdoors. 4x4 ft. LACELESS BASKETBALL O.O/ :>»i«. grain O./ Official ,!„, wfc ® TMhidi (artificial leather! cover. Lacdess. construction found usually on more expensive ''balls, W Practice Goat— '/j' Round official rim....;. 1.98 U) Luiaclt Football. Official iii«, weight ...... 2.69 PLASTIC SEAT COVERS Most s 25.45 Installed Wards Best Quality. Woven of fu jgh, lustrous Saran. Rich, sparkling colors are "locked-in"—-can't run or fade. Smart new patterns. Quilted plastic trim. F1BR SEAT COVERS. Most sedans. Installed.., 1G.45 G. E. SeaTtd Kearn operolei go 6-voJI botlery. ovi Troxef j *a!erproof vinyl plaitk. 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See The Christmas Parade Tonight From Lemons Gifts for Children's Room chest of drawers radio study desk storage cabinet bookcase record player Hollywood bed vanity bed lamp boudoir chair- pictures mirror pedal wagons Gifts for Baby's Room bassinette stroller baby carriage high chair table and chair set play yardt swing ' chair ' | rocker clothes hamper Gifts for Friends' Homes tables chairs mirrors pictures lamps t •; telephone sets throw rugs what not shelves wall racks smokers card tables Gins for Mother living room'suite bedroom suite dining room suite refrigerator • . range ". boudoir chair \ ru 9 .•'.,.•-' • •.-...' carpeting . ; • . lamps what-not wall rack desk sets of dishes Lane cedar chest Geo. Washington bed spreads Gifts for Father lounge chair chair and ottoman smoker reading lamp desk lamp luggage desk record player hassocks silent valet radio television set office chair Chas.S. Lemons Furniture

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