The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri on October 31, 1957 · Page 39
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The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri · Page 39

Kansas City, Missouri
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Thursday, October 31, 1957
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‘H-BOMBDROPPEDON 12TH AND LIBERTY’ Simulated Strike is Part of Competition of American and British Air Forces. PUBLIC MISSES THE SHOW But Radar Trackers at Fairfax Airport Are Busy as Planes Approach. The iiitfrsection of Twelfth and Liberty street yesterday! Mas hypothetically blasted by Mmulated bombing strikes, conducted by the Air Force as part of its annual “world series'’ bombing competition. The high-flymg aircraft, B-36s, RB-47s (reconnaissance) and B-52s of the Strategic Air command and the Valiant and Vulcan of the British air force, scarcely attracted any public attention while over the city. Over Three Cities. Flying unseen and unheard | eight miles above the earth, the bombers loosed a simulated rain of death in starting' a 6-day exercise over Kansas: City. St. Louis and Atlanta. : Eighty-six SAC and fuuri R. A. F. crews, flying 10 min-^ iites apart and making mock: attacks singly, form a bomber| stream stretching over each! target city for seven and one-i half hours straight. The first aircraft to roar off! the Carswell Air Force base runway at Fort Worth, Tex.,i was a B-36. It hit Kansas City at 1:38 o'clock, roared over St. Louis at 2:56 and struck At-I lanta at 4:43. Four other B-36s and fivei B-52s tested their eyes yesterday afternoon. Ten more simulated attacks will pelt the! three cities today. Their only bombs, of course,; are radar beams aimed at des-. ON TARGET — The simulated bombing by Air Force and British R. A. F. aircraft of the intersection of Twelfth and Liberty streets is followed by John R. Davis, airman second class (seated), operator of the plotting board, and Donald Boggs, electronics specialist with the Reeves Instrument company, a subsidiary of the Dynamic Corporation of America. A line on the plotting board indicates the path of the bomber being tracked. Boggs is present at the site of the 5th detachment of the 10th radar bomb-scoring squadron at the Fairfax airport in Kansas City, Kansas, as a troubleshooter for the equipment, A 6-day competition between .American and British crews in pin-point bombing began yesterday. So KANSAS CITY. KANSAS cie t OPEN.HOUSE AT SCHOOL ABOUT 700 VIEW MARK TWAIN EXPANSION. PRANKS GO TOO FAR WOMAN TREATED ROUGHLY BY MASKED YOUTHS. Incident Prompts a Police Warning Against Lawless Halloween Activities. Halloween activities had gone beyond the fun stage last night in Kansas City, Kansas, and police said lawless acts would be dealt with severely. Mrs. Alice Nichols, 1248 Homer avenue, reported she was treated violently by pranksters as she walked near Valley street and Pacific avenue. She said three masked youths approached her, announcing, “trick or treat.’* “Suddenly my arms were pinned from behind,” Mrs. Nichols related. “Another boy pulled at my purse on my left arm, breaking the strap. I told them they could come to the house for food. Then I screamed and they ran.” Three boys were picked up but Mrs. Nichols was unable to make identification. Y,W,C.A, CLASSES BEGIN. A Start This Morning on Craft Series. The first in a series of six special Thursday classes for Y. W. C. A. members is set for 9:30 o’clock this morning at 1109 North Seventh street, Kansas City, Kansas. The making of Christmas candles will be explained. These two new fee classes open to the public are to begin next week: Monday <9:30 o’clock)—Pictur«* frame makine «Mrs. John Ruesr. Instructor». Wednesday (1.30 o’Clock)—Bulkv jpw- elry making (Mrs. J. I. Stelzer. instructor). ignated buildings^ H*ts Are Scored. ! q £ London Heights Methodist church at a luncheon 5th detachment, 10th radar her home. bomb - scormg squadron,; _______ tracked the approach from a open house will be spon- small, weather-worn building ^ored bv the L. M. Alcott Rai the eastern edge of the Fair-ix a . from 7 to 9 o’clock Fri- fax airport in Kansas City,!(jgy^ November 8, at the Kansas. The technicians uti-ig(,j^ooL A social hour will fol lized a system of automatic-ijQ,^ tracking radar, electronic * * _______ computers and radio com- a minstrel show will be pre- munications equipment to fol-;sented by members of the Selow the planes and estimate toma class of the Central Mrs. Carl Lambert will be Facilities Include Auditorium, Kindergarten and Activities Room. the effectiveness of the hydrogen-bomb strikes. In a snug, narrow room, compactly harboring electronic devices, 11 airmen huddled expectantly over the plotting board. A waving red line traced the course of a B-36. It fingered a course toward a large circle on the board in Christian church at 7:30 o’clock Saturday night in the church social hall. Miss Bonnie Ruddick will direct, Mrs. Paul Kasper' will direct the music and Miss Mildred Britton will be the accompanist. TO HAVE TURKEY SHOOT. The Men’s club of the Bethel Seventy-seventh street, north of K-5, in Wyandotte County. The event is an annual one for the club, and will continue until dusk each day. SNOCS rofi TNC CNTmC FAMILY P W fi m ^WOME3T*S—Special Groups of: Red Cross, Reg. to 13.95 Paramount, Reg. to 17.95 which another circle had been « , • u u n etched The smaller circle rexi-^^^sbyienan church will spon- •resented the target, a corne^'^7^^Vd“/v''Z,rnh^ company. The red line zigzagged toward the edge of the outer circle, struck it and the radio receiver's crackle changed to a steady tone. The bomber was on the last leg of the run. Signal From Plane. Suddenly the metalic arm, scratching the bomber’s line of flight on the plotting board, rose and ceased its action in response to a switch in the passing aircraft. “Bombs away,” announced the bombardier, by radio. The activity in the small room intensified. Kenneth Stark, airman first class, Merricourt, N. D., the plotter, whipped a protractor on the board and calculated the point where the bomb would have struck. Capt. Robert Toburen. of the 15th Air Force group; Maj. \'incent O’Hara, of the 2nd Air Force group, and Capt. R. Ward Allen of the 8th Air Force group, watched intently. They represented the participating air groups. Data Are Checked. Dwayne Carlberg, airman second class, Duluth, Minn., began to check the plotter’s computations with the aid of a thick book of mathematical data. His calculating machine whirred as he fed it information. Maj. S. F. Mcllhaney, com mander of the 10th radar bomb-scoring squadron, and Capt. Gerald Dixon, who heads the 5ih detachment of the squadron headquartered at Fairfax, observed the bustle of activity. “It was a good strike,’* a technician announced. Quickly the plotting board was readied for the next run, as another bomber approached. British in Keen Bid. “We expect the British to give us a great deal of competition this year,” Major Mc- Jlhaney said. “It is my understanding they have been preparing for this competition nearly all year. Electronics technicians, including Nicholas J. Donelson of 7433 Main street, airman second class, stood by in event of an equipment failure. , About 700 persons last night attended an open house at the remodeled and expanded Mark Twain elementary school, Twenty-third street and Minnesota avenue, Kansas City^ Kansas. The $200,715 project, which includes a kindergarten, activities room and auditorium. OTHER KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, NEWS ON PAGE 6. was completed in 13 months. The addition will be used for the first time today. The new addition is the second to the original brick structure, which was built in 1922, the first addition being built in 1930. A new heating plant has been installed and acoustical tile ceiling placed in corridors and classrooms. 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Miss Barbara Griffith, Mrs. Latimer’s granddaughter, who had been driving the vehicle, said a white sidewall tire, a hubcap and a wheel were missing from the trunk. -------------•------------The largest piece of sheet glass is 65V^ feet long, over 8 feet wide, 2/5 inch thick, has a total surface of 538 square feet, and weighs 2,750 pounds. On the Fire Run. The Kansas City, Kansas, fire department reports: p. M. 1:53—Tenth and Miami, remove cat from roof. 4:10 — 433 Parallel, residence, caused by clRarette, $10 damage to buildinK, $40 to contents. 4:12 — Eighteenth and Parallel, short in wirint? of motor car, $10 loss. SHOP TONIGHT DOWNTOWN 'TIL 8:30, PLAZA 'TIL 9 56th Anniversary SALE Sale8*’-10** Sale 8“-12** Selby Arch Preserver and Hill & Dale Reg. to 18.95 Sale 12*’-14 CASL’ALS—Reg. to 11.95 PiCHILDBEX'S Robintots, Reg. to 5.95 ■■V' ss è:? 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