The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1934 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 13, 1934
Page 7
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1934 FLEW FOR T. 0. M. S6$ith Won Fame in 1910 With 176-Mile Right By NEA Servke NEWPORT, R. I.—Men who go down- to sea, In sleek and cosily yachts will tall you that the new champion of England's quest (or the America's Cup Is a worthy successor of the late and great sportsman. Sir Thomas Upton., . : Old Tom was just that—a spoils- man. Five times;..he , tossefl fortunes into the buiMfog of' r$M .Mil- Ing gutters, and;A*f|fij$S rS-'iook- «d on amiably while 'his 'chtyeng- , ers, manned by professional 'skippers and crews, lost to American defenders. : Young Tom — Thomas Octave Sopwith—Is no : swivel -chair commodore. He's 'a^Vachtsman who can handle wheel "'tn'd sail. It goes without saying trial he also is a sportsman; none,- other would spend 5100.000 uv'an effort to recapture the ugly old mug won by the New York Yacht Club in 1851. Better than being a practical Eailor, T. O. M. Sopwith Is an engineer who knows' what makes yachts go. An airplane designer, and chairman of the biggest aircraft .factory in the British.Em- pire, he' has been able to turn his technical skill .to ,the building oi yachts. Plying • and sailing, he says, really are allied sports. Several times during the fourteen previous attempts 'to lilt the America's Cup, faulty "rigging •nd- inadequate mechanical appointments proved the undoing of . BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Roosevelts Host at Neighborhood Picnic Mrs. Roosevelt lit while nt his led • '• • "YOUNG' TOM" the .British challengers, ''united States: defenders always went to the line with all sorts of gadgets, trick masts arid booms and winches. Sopwith. the engineer, has overlooked no bets in fitting out his' Endeavour with fool-proof, time-saving contraptions. His mast is the lallest ever set into a calling vessel of any kind. This tall, husky Englishman is 46. and his hair is graying, yet he belongs to a younger generation of sportsmen. He became interested in aviation when he first emerged from a technical school In 1908 Wilbur Wright, flew 56 miles at L« Mans, and 'the world began to grasp a faint Idea of the coming utility of airplanes. Bleriot flew the Channel in 1909. By 19101 Tom Sopwith was learning to pilot a Howard Wright biplane, and nisi license is No. 36 on the Roysl Aero Club register. Later that same year, an unknown fledgling, he entered and won a non-stop distance competition with a hop of 176 miles from England to Belgium. Overnight he became a sort of Lindberghitn hero and circled Windsor Castle in a. command performance for the King. ' That feat really • started Sop- with on his distinguished career. He shipped three planes to the United States and came here in I91J to make exhibition flights Many prominent people rode with him. and Nelson Doubleday was a passenger when Sopwith crashed at Garden City. L. I. Neither was hurt. The following year he brought over a speedboat and captured the Harmsworth Trophy Then he returned and outfitted a machine shop for the manufacture of airplanes. Fiyine boats were developed by I SopwIUi, and one of his first customers n-as, of all things, the Greek navy. Great Britain didn't take military aviation very seriously until Uie war broke over Europe-Then the Sopwith factory began to hum. jf e turned out more than 4,000 machines of vari- ™ s 7£V monB them the f » mous Sopwith Camels, Pups and 'Dol- R K, C SlUI maltes ""out "UK the ships used by the Royal Air K KI recent "after Fury probably is the fastest military P' a " e J" l >' e w°rM under full loud. And Sopwith Is said to' be design- Ing a new type of fighting craft. .„ ?„ .?* e *"?' at(f mp<* to fly the Atlantic was made in a Sop-1 with plane. Harry Hawker, 'long one of his test pilots, made the try from Newfoundland and was picked up ),ooo miles at sen Tom Sopwith was rich ' of «ours«, and wu ibta to buy iie marble palace which Lord Rib- )lesdale had built in a select sec:ion of London's west end. He remodeled the house until it became a showplace of England. Queen Mary visited it a few years ago, and shortly afterward it was sold to the Crown. Sopwith moved learby. He always had been interested n boats, but the aristocratic world of yachting saw nothing of him mtil about six years ago. Then he appeared with a ten-meter craft, and almost immediately be- jan winning races. He ordered a lew yacht, the Mouette, and took 75 firsts in three seasons. -In 1932. 'ollowing the death of Sir Thomas Jipton, he purchased Shamrock V from the tea magnate's- estatj. After making a few 'changes he :ook it out against other craft of the Royal Yacht Squadron, : and in one season won 24 flags to 13 for the King's cutter'Britannia. Last y*arshe captured the King's-Cup. Sopwitii.haa _ became- .'-the best <n»»euf "skipper in England. There could be 'only one other goal for him, and that the'Americas "Cup. So he ordered Charles Nicholson to desisn a new boat, nnd tossed .1 challenge to the Ner York Yacht Club, in whose vault rests the oldest trophy in - international sport Sopwith worked with Nicholson In I studying out the fleetest lines and sturdiest rigging. He even helped! pour the keel when construction I started, and his wife christened the finished craft Endeavour. [ Mrs. .Sopwith is -a yachtswoman who has sailed with her husband during many of the races abroad. And in the America's Cup Races, scheduled for September 15. she'll be aboard- in the official capacity of timekeeper. Sopwith Just smiles at the superstition llht women bring bad luck to racing ships. He smiles, too, at all the other folderol niiri secrecy usually connected with the contending yachts. When Endeavour arrived at the Bristol shipyards near here she was hauled out of the water with even' line revealed for Inspection of the Americans Dares Drath Twice Daily viumbcis to be .^een with this lam'.'>:K circus this season. Never be•lore hns tills gigantic circus offer- fii Eitcli mi apjiiMlIng niTiiy of !features. Innumerable groups of j educated horse nnd wild unimal i nets! Tin-mini; and. sensational jneilulisls. nnd coimllKs ground and Irlirj displays, not forgetting llw live herds of iwrformiinj elephants, tin 1 great double menagerie, nnd the huso assemblage of Co clowns, many of whom arc nationally known. Davis FHzhugh Holds New Party Post Mrs. l.nura Davis Fitzhugh of Auyiista, who has served as first vlco-iiresident of the Arkansas Democratic. Women's club, has been elected vice clmlrniim of the Dem- nnalic Central Committee at the recent meeting In Hot Springs, Ai Ihj state meeting ;df the Ar- Jiansas Domcir'atU: ..WoineiVs- elubsi in Little Hock',' ft resolution' was 1 wisrcit Asking 'that (his positto'n fce created nnd (hat n woman" be placed there. Mrs. Fitzliiigli Is n member of the First Congressional District ortani-.'.-itlon of which Mrs. Jumes U. Clark, of this city, is chairman. Three Hornet Change Ownership in Week Three homes Imvc ctinngctl ownership this week. C. Abraham, merchant, hns purchased the former Pleus Sei'oy home from the Mississippi County Building ami Loan association. This seven room resldmco on Lake street Is bi'ljuj redecorated. ' • R. L. Swnrnes has purchiuid the W. p. Fletcher home nt 41'J N. liro.idway with W. M. Burns handling the deal. This six room house Is to have Improvements costing f500 inndr liniiiedlntoly. Mr. aiid Mrs. Ifuiwrl Cruftoii have bought the 0. T. Kiiuuer home at l'J02 Chldcosawbn Avt 1 . This Dtildi colonial bimgnlow has ilx roums vcltli all modern c*6ij- veiiloncps. nml 43 radio direction finding sta tlona are inaintninrd by'the Navy, lit a totul cost of $7»5,084.'J4. It wns said that during -the past Ih- cul year • naval communications for "Slew' P»j" «».QUINCY, Mass. <UP)-HerinZn.:' Gemilzl Is In. Jail, working it out at *> cenLs n day, because dhtri-t^.- court iouml hi slov.- pay". Uneu '$• <t)5. for bootk'BHlttS in ar.w.srvsHSs'S-s- _- ; ' lih case ho had paid only Pennsylvania Girl Has Odd Elepkmt Collection PITTSBURGH (UP) - Klorai- ycur-old Verna "Wagner lias » "non-ccmipet'Mve" litfcby—colle<i - iiil! white elephants. The Illilp girl, whoa- iiinljlilaji Is to be nn ek'phant train?!-, ha* 15 toy elephant* she collected over a period of five y«irs. Her rarest prize In the colli'i;- tion is n smiill ivory rliiuhaiil i> snvnge presented her at n circus. Noticing )>er Interest In dpjiimnl.s. the man obtained the Ivory one nnd uavo It to her. Her collection, exhibited several times, contains miniatures of ivory, eluss, bronze urn! other metul.s. Naval Radio Stations Saved U. S. Three Million WASHINGTON (UP)-Nnvnl ra- tlio sinuous saved the Kovcmment mote than $3,300.000 hi (In- last your. More than hnll the saving, ac- currllni; to the Navy Department, mis on communii'iitlojis handled lor departments other thnn the Navy. Thlrty-iix Ehrjre vadio station Worlds Fair Visitors/ HERE'S WHERE TO STAY in cHicAGqim.; CONVENIENCE... COMFORT... ECQ^CPMY... and WONDERFUL GERMAN%)OK!NG C 45O ROOMS With Hail, 1OOCAR GARAGE Otvntcfby 1 rhe Hotel )n the main traffic artery to and from the Worlds Fair ' Grounds. CJpst'-to. every ' thing worthwhile in Chicagia Write tcdoy.for . "A CENTURY OF PROGRES^' the Worlds Foir descriptiv« booklet - free on request. WOflLDS FAIR RESERVATIONS ^.ACCEPTED. HOW. f • OWNU.MANAOEMIMT C rnert Rveahr Frt&ntt likh aAKKST.r»A» JACKSON BWD HOTEL Socialists See Sinclair's Nomination as Setback ST. TXDUIS (UP)-Noinliiattoti ofj Uplon Sinclair by California Democrats as their Candida^ for BOV- crnor Is a "temporary setback to the radical movement." according to hrartijMrters of the Socialist Party of Missouri. 'Sinclair's nomination," the Socialist party said, "was primarily a mass protest against exploitation." • '-"^^^M^WI Give Us Ynur Order for COAL If ever you have wondered how snarling creatures, she-will put, the ever happened before. Eopwith Is quiet, almost shy- but he is fiercely competitive and - daring helmsman. There is is coming. ' mK" -»c • *i> - . = | L.US J.S M1 L 1L-.U H^.is. Mabel Stark, the great-1 thn £n:ii-]in!;. cinwtng beasts most fearless wild i ri.'iimirslnn, atitl perform "at a trainer ever known, will arrive, in command. >-1 person, with her congress of ii,n"lc ' *r,i., * i 1 -- .—. - B.-.ictI beasts with the Ore-it Al r ' ? 'amou;, .-vuoei is but one of <or the^fke' ST Ame " Cans hope ' Barncs circus . for performances it j°!' r . ?°. * cts> ^ ispllli ' s *" d ill) that the King may mane:Monday.. September 17 | a baronet next New Year. Her act. conceded 'the mort| breath-taking and thrilling ever! Armed only with a whip and a chair as a protection against the. »--™ 53; ~B GAY & BILLINGS "hone 76 te ne if he FOR SALE OR TRADE Car Load GOOD DRAFT MARES 3 to 5 years old, all broke. At my farm on Highway SI, South. 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