The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 27, 1939 · Page 7
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1989 Simon Lake, Inventor Of •Submarine, Plans Cargo- Carrying 'Sub' By CHARLES CAKSON MIA Service Staff Corraspniulcnl MlLFORn, conn,, Noy. 18 — While cash-carry neutrality gives the eastern maritime industry its biggest headache in many moons and knocks thousands,of able seamen off decks and Into the ranks of unemployed, the venerable inventor of the submarine sits .wrap- ped'in an overcoat in;his unheated office here, stubbornly, insist Ing that cargoes be carried under the - seas. f'.; ; . It's an old slory to-Simon Lake, who tried without success to give nway his plans and services to the U. S. government 20 years ago for the construction of freighter submarines to carry supplies under water- through the German blockade to the Allies. Jast move normal commerce lanes some 500 feet below the ocean "surface to the safety of the ocean. depths and the submarine threat to sea-going trade virtually is eliminated, contends Lake. As a matter of fact, inventor Lake, who in tlie past 40 year.'; has built all sorts of submersibles for Germany, Austria, and Kiissla, as well as the United States, was Just about to contract with Germany in 1917 for the building of 6000-ton cargo-carrying subs to run the Allied blockade, when llic United States got into the war FREIGHT CUBS WOTil.I) DIVE DEEP Lake's current plans for submarine freighters, which, have been submitted in some detail to President Roosevelt, call for huge 7500- ton, 400-foot submcrsibles able to . (live 500 feet—well out of effective depth bomb range, says Lake. These cargo subs, It is proposed, would carry a crew of about, 30 and their speed would be around 10 or 15 knots average, similar to that, of a surface freighter. Lake's plans call for an observation tower capable of being raised 20 to 25 feel above surface, thus enabling the submarine to remain well beloiv water while navigators had a full view of the ocean. If enemy craft appeared, the vessel could quickly dive to the safety of 500 feet. Cargo v Suggests Cargo Submarine r:MliSi&f^MTS'»B^>««««*«™:..™ m ,v,.™ BT,YTHEVTLT£jMK.y COURIER MEW, Shotguns Guard Georgia Bonanza ••g-Hftfsv.'.r-*...-......_.,......— inii«»»-ni .... . *-*' ' ' . . Simon Lake . . .J'lhc venerable inventor of the submarine wrapped in nti, overcoat' In his unhcated office." Barrage of Dishes- and Bottles Menace to Spies on Film Sets BY PAUL HARBISON | NBA Service Stair Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 25. — Producer Lou Brock, head of the shorts department at HKO repeatedly has threatened to clcse his sets to visitors because spies from neighboring stages have been seen lurking around, obviously intent on stealing a few comedy gugs to bolster the big features Most of the time, though, iio such precautions are needed. Only the nimblest spy could steal any"•'•— on Stage 5. if he escaped would be placed inside the hull and a narrow' deck housing would thill the barrage of crockery and &£ ™"" v ' lies, he'd probably be trampled in ' "" 5waJ ' a pantomime. * ,. • * FUN TO m; HACK • AT .OLD. ,1O1! "This is a tivo-rceler. Back in the days .when I was In the big dough, we'd take mnybc a month to do, stuff like tbls, and now they've cut it down to three days. I was glad to see that the stories still come easy. The character practically flows along by himself; all we have to do is think up some new motivation to get him started. I hope it goes all right ; t ""' stampede of oo k ° ' Missing that fate, he'd almost certainly be beaned by one of several'?"'' virini.ci.. -vliizzlng miniature alr-.i.j,. • called for action . - - - ngdon grabbed a fly swatter and began batting at (he airplanes, which were ?.oom- , on , nvisib , c unnls with sholfiiiiis patrol the eiit ' »«»-"v.»v llMum Jll made during explorations begun lust August i ran OLD SOL 12,1 New Pyrometer Permits Accurate' Reading Of Temperatures PASADENA, CaI. (UP) _ Next time the bottom falls out, of the thermometer and the winds whistle around the eaves, It might bo consoling to know that at the same time the approximate temperature on the sun Is 12,'JOO degrees Fahrenheit, Dr. John D. Strong, California Institute of Technology psyslclst, utilized n newly-Invented optical pyrometer to record accurately Hits temperature on the face of the "im. ' ' f Tlie pyrometer, Dr. Strong explained, measures the heat thrown off from, the sun by recording , the intensity of its light ' Jen steel when viewed with nn optical pyrometer. Dr. strong i-indc his measurements of tlie sun's lient by gauging the Intensity of infrared rnys omitting fi'om the sun . Dr. Strong found several othoi iilcrcstlng facts concerning ozone Meal that mo much closer to home. Wide Variations Revealed I Experiments \vtiii the now • pyrometer revealed that (lie offlclnl weather biirenu temperature! Is not universal throughout (ho area In which (lie temperature Is taken For Instance, the physicist found that when the official Fahrenheit reading was 72.5 degrees) It wns 87,8 degrees on the gornnd. BOd degrees on the surface of oak tices nnd 87,2 degrees on the south walls of buildings. i Tlie sun temperature lest registered a heal 1,300 degrees hot lei than that recorded by a tlicnno- cpunlc attached to .the 100-inch Mcm>l Wilson observatory telescope, H is the first lime that scientist have ben able In check iMiirnloly this Intense heat. Barber, 65, Also Barber, i But Only for 48 Years * tor ° ) .„. Heie- rc this wns impossible until the mae our rps o Amerca ur- ars e was ing the last war, successfully run- ack m tnc character that made nine British and French blockades. hlm famous. formulas— (he degree of lient ex- Istlng at its scurce," Dr. Stron<> said. ~~j i "\, tviu i tit; ULII Jliy iill mill- *•«•«•• islice, hasn't changed at all. "After a <lee." Simon Lake's career as an in- taiKies cnme in," he said, "I never , got a chance to do my character. , 'EKRY, N. Y. (UP)-Hc's been n Barber 05 years, but lie's only Wen a barber'48 years, And that's r,ke wa . u f me ««.s mine, S0 iitl. of , , l ""' sb ! p to '''I'''"".! of futaiiotis coinslock Incte of Nev.ida. ftom right) and In the recent, gold .slilho at < On. Ore assay of $00,000 to ton, is com- Winged 'EyesYto-Mi&c US, FlccL "Far-Sighted' "1 ""* •*>• -~r - <•• -« » ~ O ' * '•*.., , ^'.'~^^<i**$\\®^**Wm®le^^^&KV^a!ni*~?*, give the crew walking surface when not submerged. ,,, These : factors, and olhers not) asrssrif K =s;;=-===.« = *t£js'sv&iff~&-* ?j~ »-; r » =<« The barber Is Charles D. Barber, 65, who has ben cutting hair since opening a "tonsorlal parlor" ' In 1801. Barber says the ,-n!y thing his I name nnd trade have In common Is that they're the same. "If my name hud been Smith or Brown or even Carpcnlci, J'd still bo barber," he declared. - ventor has been a romance of science. The U. 1 S. Navy department re- . Slapstick was out, but it's back I worried scmo about mak- me w. a. navy department ru- «•"«. A \vuniuu scm2 auout. maK- builed him just after the Spanish-1 in S the character speak, but my American war when he took his.normal voice seems to fit pretty first model them. of a submarine to Off to Russia went. Lake with models, plans and plenty of conviction. There, at Kronstadt, during the Russo-Japanese war, ho built tlie first modern naval sub. _ an(1 most1y to later improvements by Lake that wns copied by the Germans. Lake spent many years in Europe as a consultant to the governments of mint uie hrst modern naval sub. T,,,,,^ „,.., r ~,,,..~, "V- - , n was that vessel along with j SX'^TS?Tforc *t , .—. before rc- ! tinning to his Connecticut laboratory. There he still works with his son Thomas A. Edison Lake, who, oddly enough, is an airplane inventor who believes that bombing [planes can blow subs out of and I off the seas. Saddled horses stand at hitching racks. Extras strolling on the board sidewalks wear beaver hats, bustles, spurs, chaps and flowing skirts. Tn front of the hotel, horse handlers, ankle-deep in dust, are placing a cafiiage with a skittish team of blacks. « * * MAE WEST -DOES MORNING'S WOHK A black, Ifi-cylinder limousine, slightly smaller than A Pullman car, oozes up beside the carriage. Chauffeur, footman, maid and hairdresser alight as a couple of STANDARD TIRES d&* ^' riW &*' & •OTHER SIZES 01-LEO *•" *. F&OPORTIONATELY lOW// AT TODAY'S LOW PRICES! As ri%c Per Week Low As., vU On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. fiunkies spread a length of faricd stairs and bit of carpel are'n i red plush carpet. Now Miss West!place as the limousine moves Into emerges. Director Eddie Cline, his ""="1"" •"•- -•— --• • • assistant, the makeup ma'n,' the star's stand-in and bulky Dick Foran — the latter holding Miss mcrnlng's work. For Best Results ' In Baking—Use Shibley's Best FLOUR ASK YOUR GROCER . The optical pyrometer used in the experiments is similar to that used to measure the heat of molten steel. $n the steel industry tlie variously colored heat waves record the temperature of the mol- West's Incy parasol—practically lift, her from the car. Clutching Mr. Foran's hand, she walks three steps on the carpet, goes up n set of portable stairs which the flunkies have placed beside the carriage, nnd scats herself. Fornn swings In from the opposite side .after climbing over a wheel. Cline yells, "Action!" The camera turns and Foran clucks to the horses. They move ahead 10 feet, out of camera range, nnd the handlers seize fhclr bridles. In position. The star and her en lourage arrange themselves and glide away. Miss West has done a John 15: ward Payne "Home, Sweet Home" while Paris In 1822, REMEMRER, LEFTY'S Service Station fat Magnolia Mobiloil and Molnlfjas . Now Managed liy Waller Ox. ,lr. nn.il B. M. Murray See Us For Anti-Freeze! 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