The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1934 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 14, 1934
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FRIDAY,-SEPTEMBER U, 11)34 BLYTHEV1LLK, (ARK.) 'COLLKlh'K NEWS GHEIT YnCHTS TD '(.'inilinucd From Page One) windward and back again lo the starling iJOint, will be the first ol the 1034 series, and the first international nice since 1830. when the lamented Sir Thomas Lipton made his final gallant try with Shamrock V. Under the rules laid down by the admirals. conr^odort'S. vice- commodores and other iwlentatcs of (he New York Yacht Club, ihe yaclil winning four out of seven Kior-.s will bo declared victor. There uhl l:c little to choose between Ihe two graceful sloops as Ihey go to the starting; line. They might be iwin sisters, their features shrouded in while wedding veils. Their linri aip alike. Their bulk is almost Identical—although on actual measurements, Hainbow is Ihe smaller vessel—and there is only a difference of five square fri't in ihoir great spread of cnn- Sail Arc:i Hiiinbow can throw 7,555 .square ficl of cam-as to the brce/c. En- deavours sail area is calculated n V.550 square feet. But below the 83-foot water Sine down where only the" designers and swell experts can see them, are the little differences iiP contour, in flrcamllning. that might make all the difference in slipping through the water a few feet faster per hour. Those little differences are liic designers' secrets. There will ]>e a novelty to tomorrow's start in that skipper- owners will be nt th? helm, ol both ships. It will be a new departure from the days of Tom Lipton. who watched his paid captains jigger the Shamrock around the course from the sgiaclous deck l his steam yacht. Erin, instead, t-onwith. airplane manufacturer, spoilsman, navigator and speed demon-twice he captured the Miirmsworth motorboat trophy -^will handle the wheel of Endeavour. As commander of Rainbow the tall figure of Harold Vai:derbilt, cnualiy at home as skipper of n wind-janfmeiy of as captain of a bridge team, will be braced over Hie wheel. This will be his second big-league experience at ssa. If. 1930 he drove Enterprise to vlc- trry over the fifth and last Sham- Hick, in a series of contests that marked his fine ability as a sailor « net the efficiency of a host of mechanical gadgets he had installed on the cup defender. Gadgets Out The question of those gadgets, f.till rankling in the minus of some rrlllc's. was solved this year 'by Ilic imposition of new rubs. There are no robots below decks of either IJainbow or Endeavour. The hold of each ship is give:i over cntuely lo <:i?v,'s quarters, proper storage for rads and spar? parts, and not a solitary gimlet to help a crew in ils rapid-lire operations aloft. The course fur the scries is laid inside, a great arc. off Newport Harbor .at one end of which liinr-k Island, am! at the othei Martha's Vineyard. There will Ix; no race Sunday, but the ML; sloops will go out ujain Monday. Thereafter they may race cacn day uiui: LUD u..., tcrt ha.i been decided, or -ithei skipper may signal his desire for a day's rest between any two races. i'- is exhausting vork, this business, as well as an CXJXNIUVC one Seven Unccs Pobsilplr , The first, htird. fifth and seventh! i«c.vj-. lif there is a fifth or seventh i will be windward-leeward I.T--C-O. Tiic sloops win, race 15 miles, nut into Hie wind, and 15 .miles | brick with the wind at their heels. Tin- second, fourth anrl sixth races I will he triangular, 10 miles to the | And there arc many things that ' r.i-iy ep.iisc a postponement, naccrs ; i n not. liiiiM jo « , siaiirt hw.vy i wfalher. H it blows too hard they | v:on't go out. Nobndy wants lo risk a suit of sails costing S60.000 If the wind is too light they won't' S,u out. either. Unless they have: riifliigh breeze to push" them around (lie course in fhv hoars I and 30 minutes, it 'is "no contest." i Nor will they KO out in a fo<* I H is Ixvausr ,,; | tlp ( ] c]iracy „, j .v,-di racini; that sonic New fcn;-' Jantl shippers become scornful i v-hcn the yachts arc mentioned.! itr.-.t say. a littl- conlenipt.iioi.niy i '.vin'ri oiishtcr see niiienose race" ninenosp j^n-j, n yaclit She's -il IL-liing schooner, and Ih- fa-' ( -;i cvrr produced by Hew England'' And she'll G o out in a 70-mile gale, i Margaret Bourke-White Goes on a Camera Cruise With Cup Contenders - A Pictorial Poem ol' Towering iMasls. Billowing Sails And B u s<y'''Crews- ': A hoard Sleek Kival* I'or Greaiesi ol Mari lime Trophies; Exclusive Courier News Pictures hy Musi Gained ol' Photographers Singing French Songs • Aid to Learning Language' SPRINGFIELD. Mo. lUPj-Siiig- ins rrcnch songs is an excellent mrtliod of learning Ulc , angl ™ ! Umbert Orton. professor of mod- h r ,'iJ™ S "T '" Urury Colk S c "<"<:• He has obtained pcrmis- -.1011 to Introduce this liuiov-iuion in Ins classes tins fan Simple Ficncli fo!k , Dn vvil! Ix- «mcr by b= ? lnning s i v ^ .,,,„ advanced suite* will have some rinich ojwras. Prof. Lambert MIS r >r plan has been inert u.u (liirlns Hie last two years, and h=s lirrn found to he DII aid In learn- Ins correct pronunciation, accord- In; to thn Instructor. Moreover il helps students learn French suell- Ing. and. best of all. It Is a lot of Inn. (he undergraduates say. Prof. Orion recently i-rumi Iroin Faris where he spent • the summer studying linguistics and mu;ic in (he Eorbonne. Read Coiifier News Want llii. HE* B«riK«. Ud,)" SCl'OlHl nlllllhi 111 as In the svind, .-it ITL'WS of the yai-hls lonliMuling I' o r I hi! AiiK'i'ica's (,'up art! trainnl like automatons. Hero's UK; hiiislint; of llii 1 Uainlimv's mighty mainsail, a jdli for every on tlio halyard if (lie canvas is In he him'i- i-il laiil. Towering majestically in almost her full spread of snowy vii-, comes the (le.'ivoiir, l>ea, Great Britain'.-; Icienth challenge for the America's Cup. T. 0. M. racing yacht is pictur- efl during a starboard tack on the course oC the international contest off Newport. R. I. But so light is the "jfhosting*; ii r e- e 7. e that tlie Knglish skip- |icr has ordered tip the billowing parachute s p in nakcr which is dipping the sea mi the port Those holes are signed to spill wind ?o that evci\ liroalli of air can l>e utilized. AT RIGHT: Aloft on the tallest mast ever .stepped into a sailing vessel of any kind, scampers a nicmher of the Endeavour's crew to help Ijrcak out the foil, staysail. This picture of the challenger rigging strikingly shows the maze of brae ing s't a y s h r o u d s. spreaders and halyards which complicate m u d e r n yacht racing. The mast towers 168 feet above the deck of Sopwith's sloop, 3 feet higher than that of the Rainbow. ABOVE: Proud defender of the America's Cup, the- sleek Rainbow is. shown runniiiK before the wind off Newport. H. i. Skipper Harold S. Vanderljilt and some of the sixteen other millionaires who subscribed to the costly defense are grouped aft about'lite wheel. Forward, .ready for instant hoisting, ere piled huge auxiliary sails, for in addition to the big mainsail and spinnaker shown here, the Rainbow carries jib-and jumbo and parachute spinnaker—a total spread of Y,555 square feet.

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