The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 31, 1952 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 31, 1952
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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1952 Those Hying Saucers — T! * T* ii' Ihss lime Its Hard to Ignore Many Visual Sightings Have Been Confirmed by Radar Sets BLTTHUVILLE (ARK.) COUfcTM MEW* Tbi'rc was no unusual high sperd about ils movements and al times II sccnird io hover. We couM see It Moving around like that for about 15 m'nitlFS, II Jiist disappeared into tlie northwest fiky." TJv re ii:-e no windows m the cent' i- Uarnps was operating, None of tlie eight men could Irave to go ont- de lo try lo check their own radar sightings visually. As is normal at that time air traffic was very liRht. But. at the first opportunity an operator in Bumps' oflice contacted Capital Airlines pilot Cunt, S. C. Pierman him to look for the objects. For about H minutes. Piermsn in direct, two-way communica- I'H.OT Sl-XS THEM — Airlines p-lot S. C. Pierman saw six "objects" at the same time the CAA radar did. i.NEA photo) (First of Two Articles) By DOUGLAS I.AHSKN (NKA Staff rorresnondJnl) Up until now official anil unofficial saucer debunkcrs have pro- ON Till; SCKKKN—Large radar scope al Washington National Aii- port presents a picture like (his to CAA traffic controllers. Mystery pips were tracked from midnight until dawn on Die first night, ( \EA i-inilo) the same lime, nith all rpports; He said: Airport duced credible theories to explain i After he landed in Detroit Pjprman away reports of visual siirhtiligs as natural phenomena. They have done the same for Individual radar siphtlng reports. ^ But none of this reasoning satis- ,• explains away visual sieht- Uon with Barnes. While he was unofficial "stories'of persons In the \ i hi,, radar ranee, Pierman was area who claim to have seen o e ,m on th^'n ° bje . cl ' wl ; lt>h **™** « '"ore strange lights moving ,bo"t up on the path indicated by the In the sky rrpOTtoVto < naVwrc™m n c'i S dcd S ' lU a nSS ^"^ F ^ t '" """ ""''" re P 01 ' 1 " re ortl 1 "^ ra<1at s ' Kntin B s . Barnes story on one that ho saw just before Pierman Is a 17-year veteran of commercial flying and is described by Capital Airlines officiate ns very level-headed and "taciturn." „ l( •• . , - ; •-• r "It looked like a sphere, so deeply Both night there were scores ot, orange colored thai It appeared al- tlie shade of riist. II was sli Vacntlonlii* her* with relative* ar« M«rg«ret »nd Kay Cullmin of Miami, who orlved In Memphis Saturdty by plane and were met ijy (heir uncle mid aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Vorls Workman. Baughters of Me. nnd Mrs. Leo CiiHimm of Miami, the girls wll Iremaln for 'ie summer. Mr. and Mr«. Homer Smith and son, Bobby, and Jo« Byuuni of Yarbro. have been in Nashville Ihree days where Bobby and Joe York Olaut's base- Sulphur hundred young prospective ball players tried out as possible candidates lo the Giants. Scout directors there were 2*sins I.obert, Dale Alexander IB Jonnaid. The Smiths Bynuin were guests at Mr. and Mrs. Luther Drimimond vhlle in Nashville. Mrs. Sam Kenley returned Monla>- from Marion und Alexandra IleiRlils in Illinois, where she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Wafler and family, who has spent most of July here, and Mr. and Mrs. Mclvln Kenley and son Richard. Richard accompanied his grandmother home. Among those »l Mr, and Mrs. Cohoons Ihe past few days to see infant Randy flruce, tiie n e \v family addition, were: Mr. and Mix. Russell Devote and son and daughter Jimmle and Carol of Kinley; Mr. nnd Mrs. Willard FAG1 KIWI „„ .„., . . ml as death. It was moving f'no Bradford and son, Stephan, of Hay- fast and evenly to be a balloon. l!": Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lynn of fiaiv a flying saurer and yon can't convince me Dial there f» no Mich animal." s story on one that ho saw just before He said It disappeared in Ihe di- seven objects appeared on the CAA I reclion ot WashlnElon absolutely confirmed by radar. This remarkable new chapter tlic ivein! flying saucer story i i In the skies over Wash! hnd this to say about the . "In my years of flylngr I've seen a lot of tailing or shoollui;' stars— whatever you call thrui—bill Iliese were murh fnsler than iintlim like thai I've ever seen, Tlie.v HOLLAND NEWS Uy Airs. Ed H.-inipfan, Jr. Has lilrllitiay 1'arly »<». I,,.., * > c cvt:i seen, i iicv Herei o movin? too fast for thai. They were ^ usan M _ cKa V- daughter of Mr. almul the same size as the brighter stars. And they were imicli higlur than our fiODO-foot altitude. I rould- t^lllLCIl 111 HIC niMtS UILt »» tlMlEll^- LUilll U IIT l)Ul/W-[Ulll HJillUOP- 1 fOUJlJ- ton for six liours bcfnre daivn on | n't estimate tlie sj>cctl accuratelv. Sunday, July 20, anrt a?ain one i Please, rtinipmber I didn't sneak of ^' week later. The details anil ImpH-1 thsni as flyiiipr saucers—only very cations of what took place are now fast moving llphls " and Mrs. Isaac McKay of the Nmr.- lier Eight comnnmity, played hostess to 10 of her friends on lier birthday Tuesday with a lawn par- Gloria Jean Blessings ot St. Louis, who has been the houseguesi of the v^iiiiiivs wiie;non, iirsi ouicer on I i "" nv - i>i^*vay, 01^., iur ine past two the flight, with Pierman, a veteran' weeks, was the only one from oi;l of of 12 years of flying confirms Pier-! that vicinity. A necklace was pie- man's sightings nnd adds: 1 sented Susan by her parent.; ice "Before Ihe olhcr nlsht, 1 always creain, birthday cake and lemcn- discounted , flying saucer* as ade was served confirmed by CAA and the Air Charles Wheaton. first officer on I Isaac McKay. Sis,, for the past two Force. ........ . Since then the Air Force has quietly said It was closing to the press its special section at Wright. Field In Dayton, o.. which has been studying flying saucer reports. Jn addition, all information concern- In? that group's personnel, activities and budget Is now strictly classified. Full details of what happened the first night are being revealed for the first time by NEA Service. These are the facts: Beginning shortly after midnight, nnd continuing until dawn, eight experienced CAA radar operators nnd technicians, manning the air route traffic"control center in hangar No. 6 at National Airport, tracked from seven to ten unidentifiable and mysterious objects per_ forming strange gyrations In the •,akies in a 30-mile radius above '''Washington. ! - Harry G. Earncs. who has been with CAA for nine years, mostly in radar work, was in charge of the group. After making sure that tlie objects were not knov;n aircraft and that the radar was operating perfectly, he checked his findings with the radar operators in the control tower. They instantly confirmed what he'saw, and continued to do so. The two radars are completely separate units. Later the-radar at nearby Andrews Air Force base also confirmed the siehtinss. - When the center radar shnwrd one of the unidentified objects in a low position tn then orthwest sky, the operators In the tower were able to see It. One of them, Howard atmospheric phenomenon. But now I fee! I have actnallv seen some slrauqre objects which defy explanation." Anolher Capital Airlines pilot also reported seeing a light off Ills wing, which showed up in that position on the radar scope. Other pilots in the air that nieht, Barnes reveals, appeared to be rcluelaJit to discuss the .subject with him on the radio. The mystery of the flyinsr saucer* had Us start on June 24. 1947. when a Boise. Idaho, businessman. Kenneth Arnold, flew his private plane over the Jagged peaks of Washington's Mt. Ranier. When he landed he breathlessly reported having chain of nine saucerrllke .seen objects playing -speeds." tag at fantastic ; then there have, been thousands of sighting all over the world, many obviously reported b; crackpots, fiut a substantial num ber have been sos trange ana reliably dcscrllMid, rve'n tbe Air Force has bad to admit that they were unexplainable. "* Many books have been wri'ten on the subject. Hundreds of magazine articles have tveated ail aspects o the question. However, a review o, most of what has been written am officially reported on the subjec points up several unique aspects to the recent Washington sightings: It's tlie first lime that three se arate radar sets have report . , Cocklin, who has been with CAA identical sightings. , for five years, describes H: . It's tlie first time they have re , scres : s ie rs me ey ave re H was a gontl -sized litchi, yellow [ rnalnpd under observatinn In one to orange in rolor. At first It looked' area fnr so lonjr a i\mt. like a great hi? star. Then 11 began' It's the first time so many coui- to move In a manner which martn ; plelely responsible! men, Including yon rc.illTc It en u Kin' I be a star, i radar operaors ancl pilots, all ob Comfort costs so little with -Air CEWT/ML'HMTINC SYSTEM NEW1 LOW-COST! REVOLUTIONARY! SEE IT HEREl The diagram below shows how easily a Coleman Blend Air heating" system can be installed in your home. We suggest you come by and let us discuss your heating- problem. : RANK-SIMMONS-TIH SHOP 117 S. Broadway Phone 2651 Attend Conference Attending a reporters' conference of the Democrat Argus staff in Ca- nithersville Saturday afternoon was Mrs. Ed Thamton. Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Curtis of Cottonwood Point, ~Mrs. J. A. Johnson of Okeeua. Mrs. Janet Cain of Caruthersvllle, Mrs, Maude Freeland of Columbia and W. E. Freeland of St. Louis, a former state senator. O. W. Chilton, publisher and editor of the Democrat Argus, was host for the occasion in the private dining room at the Top Hat where a. fillet mignon plate was served the guests. Miss Freeland, the extension instructor in Journalism with Missouri University and secretary of Missouri NewswTiter.s Association, held a two-hour symposium, in which the open field of writing, particularly In the rural areas was discussed. Srout Honored Attended by school Supt. L. Kinder and Assistant Scout Director Fred Burress, Ton! Little, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Little, will attend final ceremonies of the Golden Sun Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is an honorary scout organization where he will receive (he highest Iribute paid a. scout. Attend Reunion Just returned from the annual reunion of relatives lasting over « two-week period at El Rancho Rio in Doniphan, Mo., an e-sUle dedl- icatert to the Denver M. Wrights of — ..-- = ..u.s u- ,,i,» & yriiii j,ci j;f niiupxreii St. Louis are Mr. »nd Mrs. P.. T. L. and Mrs. Nobln Capehart, | Smith »nrt Mr. ami Mvs. Honjer A Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Dnnn- mornl End dauiglilpr. Snirlcv. and Miss BarlJura Wilson O! rinshvilro, who were guest of both families; Mrs. Olive Rhodes nnd Jcanetta Rhodes, Mr. nnd Mrs. Monro« Rhodes and Mrs. Earl Godberry ot Antierson, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. A. Fowler of Advance. Mo. Having recently returne-l from a world ioui. Mr. Wright entertalneil Ihe group with stories nn:l movie slides nf hit travels thru .Hawaii, Japan, into Korea. Paris. Lon.1on and Jerusalem. In Afr»ca he was one of a safari of elephant-riding bison atmters, the ctistol'iary n^c^ns of travel en l-unting cxoecilticns. The hi Rancho Rio is Jocaied In the ,O'..\.'ftS on Current River, upstream i-f;ir Doniphan. t Sunr;^e w-ic hold 8umla/ on Ihe terrace r-v-r-ookl.ig the ri.-':r sirs I'.r the fjues.s. Swimming, lishinf; and surf ri i'>io anionjr Hie in-ujy plens- iires xffor.-l'.d tht group, who were joined Sacu.-day by Mrs. Wright. Per&onal» In irt3 Z*l ! >x Parker home during the past ivtek were Mr. and Mrs. Donald O'Neil of oxford, Miss.. Miss Bobbie Jean Byrd ancl Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Teague of BIytheville; Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Pnjie, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Amos nnd Miss Shirley Amos of Kaiser. Visliin* outside . the Park'-r home was Delorrs who '' spent Sunday with Dr end Mrs. ] Julian Fa'rley In Truman, Ark. Sunday. i Staff Sst. and Mrv Charles Far- . Ish of Omana, Nebr.. left Saturday atUir three weeks here at Mr. a'Hl Mrs. Nathaniel Nunnef/'s and in i Blythevlhe al Mrs. Alvi Parish*, i Sunday, Mrs. Jeff Northern, Mrs. ' Bill Sherwood and Mrs. Nat Nunnery drove, to Memphis for the ] night at Mr. and Mrs. Price Tallin's. They wer« with Mrs. Ta- tcm Monday when she underwent surgery at the Baptist hospital. ! Kelthi Lynn, daughter of Mr and Mrs. D. K. .Hudson of Birmingham, left Saturday alter n month here with her grandparents, Mr. Cooler and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kilts of Flint.'The Elite's who are the guests ot Mrs. Annie Cohoon's, arrived Thursday and are" also visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Higgins. Mrs. Nora Fowler accompanied Mr. and Mis. Pelc B u r n h a m of Blytheville to Detroit Monday | where they all are suesls al Mr. and Mrs. Elberl Fowlers and Mr. and Mrs. John Bumpiis. Mr. and Mrs, Byron Holly will spend the coming week-end in St. Louis al Mi-, and Mrs. Tom Thompsons. While there Mr. Holly will have a physical eliec-k at Barnes Hospital. From sunaay until Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Issac McKay, Jr., and children Susan and Issue, III. visited with Mrs. Flora Griffin In Belles, Tcmi. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Donahue and son. Lanny. left Saturday after three weeks here with Mrs. Iva Saniford and other relatives. The Donahues are from Flint where Mr. Donahue was called back to the Bulck plant upon settlement of Ihe steel strike. Anolher vacationist her* from northern parts is Mrs. Herman Hopper of Detroit who Is Rt Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sarnfords here, and Mr. and Mrs. John Bay's In Caruthersvllle. She will leave Friday for Nashville lo visit Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Roberts, her grandparents. Sandra, Sherry and Walter, chll dren of Mrs. Bill Lester tnd Mr. Lester »te boms from Holly, Mich., where Ihey spent three weeks with their father, Westal Hiddick, and Mrs. Rlddlck. Airman Third Class and Mrs. Marvin chtlders of Wichita Falls were here throughout the weekend al Mr. ond Mrs. Otto Childois before going to Chanute Field near Champagne, 111., where he Is being transferred. Also in the Chlld- ers home during (he week-end were Thurmond, Doris and Betty Cope all formerly of Holland, now ot Cape Qlradeati, Jack Hopke of Caruthersvllle, substitute science and citizenship Icncher, will report for service at Fort Custer In Michigan Immediately. Mr. Hopke was a major In World Wnr II. Bennle Joe Harris, who Is on the Portagevllle school faculty, will relieve him. Cliailes Albert Paris of Braggadocio will be (he permanent teacher. He Is presently attending the Slate Teacher's College In Cape Glra dean. Simt. and Mra. L, N. Kinder were week-end guests at Ihe former's parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kinder at Ciordonville, Mo. over the week-end. Birth of a son. Randy Bruce. Thursday al Walls Hospital in Blytheville has been announced by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Column. It is Iheir second child. Mrs. Cohoon is Ihe lormer Mhs Dana Capehart, daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Capcharl. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Postal Clerks Now May Smoke at Night NEW YORK IIP] — Poslofflcp clcik.s in Manhattan now are permitted lo smoke at their desks, plaj the radio and .send out for coffee 01 the long night shifts. Clerks nov,' nJav smoke exccp. when dealing directly with the pub lie Celling stanipn) or nhen working around open mail iiu-ks. Play ing the radio Is restricted to hour when the postoffice is closed to the public and coffee calls nre permit ted only In regular time-off period-. Simitar policies have been In el foct for years at other general post offices in Ihe city. Tl was fomu that outright prohibition of nmok ing resulted In the tlme-consimilng Practices of smoking In washroom or elsewhere. Dorm Has Significant Motto at Girl's Hall KINGSTON, Canada My—Atnon carved symbols over tlie entranc to Adelaide Hall. New Girls' Rcsl clence center at Queen's UnlversU> are a Kroup of musical notes fron '•The Mikado". A casslng musician noted that th corresponding words are: "Brightl dawns our wedding day". Read Courier News Classified Ads Flying Saucer May Be Work Of Fun-Loving Inventor Tom Swift NEW YORK Yes. who elss could It be but im-lovlng Tom Swift, flying those lying KRIICPIS around? You remember Tom, the all- American boy Inventor. He look ip where Thomas Edison left off. The Horatio Alger heroes were scheming opportunists, the Rover r's were Juvenile hoboes, and ink Meri-iwell was a tramp ath- ele compared to Tom Swift, the dedicated youthful scientist. A generation ago he was the 'icllonal hero of every near-sighted ad whose scrawny frame compelled him to believe In the power of brain over brawn. How they oved lo read about Tom Swift and his motorcycle. Tom Swift and his gilder, Tom Swift and his submarine, Tom fiwifl and his (lying machine, Tom Swift and his pogo stick. Fans Discovered I^ive Well, sometime after Ihe end of the first World War, as best I can recall, his fans lost interest in Tom and his fantastic contraptions and began reading Ernest Hemingway and Faith Baldwin. They had learned about love, and found U more fascinating than anything Tom Swift ever had Invented, Heart - broken, Tom dropped from sight. What, happened lo him? U Is my belief lhal all these years he has been secretly perfecting flying saucers, hoping with this crowning scientific "achievement lo win his old fans back. Naluially, he will lurn his Invention over to Ihe American government, as he did with all his earlier Inventions. Right now, he's just having a little fun will] the thing. Some one of these days B tall, elderly man. not unhandsome despite his greying temples, will stride into air force headquarters in the Pentagon, lay a bundle of blueprints on the desk and say: "Here are the plans for my fly- Ing saucers. I give them to you a* « patriotic service." "And who are you?" will ask the Chairbonie Eagle. "Just Tom Swift," will come the firm but modest reply. I hale '.a think what will happen (hen. Three all-force cops will hit him from three sldeji and cart him off lo a psychopathic ward, as the fine old Inventor yells, "I am. loo, Tom Swim I anil I am! I am!" And (hat will be Ihe end of Tom Swift and his flying saucers. This will eliminate one of the must bs Tom Iwo major problems facln* MM *rr- forc« todaj. On« ot thes< problems Is Ils inability to catch » flying saucer Its pllow on se* but don't believe In. The other Is (h. problem in Korea: Ils Inability ta put up a plane that will enabl* Its pilots to close In on » RuMitn Mlg-lS they can se* ind b«l!ev* In—but can't catch. The reason I believe that 1*M flying Milcers arc • Tom Swift Invention is that I oun't understand the air force's attitud* toward them. It has cueciea some 1,000 re- poried sightings ot "tlylnr saucers" In the last year—35 per cent by military pilots—and ssys 1,«M of them can be explained >s optical illusions, caused by weather conditions. Some 400 cases are still led unexplained, but the sir force says it sees In them no pattern inimical to the Unifed Slates. \Vliy Arc Sauctri go What puzzles me Is why, with all the thousands of American airmen In the sky in In* Isst World War. no flying saucers were reported before 1947. Were optics! illusions and weather chsnget Invented )n 1947? Nope, I still believe (hern I* something besides illusion lo It .11 If it Isn't Tom Swift, then some other Inventor is fooling around up there—maybe Jules Verne-. There is on« other possible «»- planatlon. I heard one small clrl tell It lo another. "Of course, there aren't sny flying saucers." she said. "They're just like Santa Claus and th» Easter Bunny—it's your tuber and mother, all the time-." 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