Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 26, 1952 · Page 2
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 2

Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, February 26, 1952
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TWO EVENING TIMES. CUMBERLAND, MD. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Aviation' > Paradox: 3 Airlines Can Test Pilots For Everything — But Judgment EDITORS WOTf; Each succetding air tragedy leaves aviation baffled. "It'i just doetn't makt sense," soys a veteran pilot, w/io knows the pains taken on the ground and aloft to make air travel as sale as possible. NEA StaH Writer Wade Jones was already at work, before the latest crash, on an ethauitive report an what the airlines and government agencies are doing to cut the toll of air disaster!. Here's the third of four dispatches on aviation's paradox. By WADE JONES NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK—A goodly number of the 50 passengers aboard a crack Miami to New York airliner recently were reluctant participants in the pilot's attempt to set a new speed record between the two cities. Boosted by a booming 160-mile-an-hour tail wind, the four-engine plane hie a speed at one point of 610 miles an hour, and this was through rough weather. People got sick. Coats and mats toppled down into the aisles from luggage racks. The two stewardesses had all they could do for a while just to keep the place in order. For approximately one hour of the two-hour-and-35-minute trip, ERROR UNDER STRESS: This Is the scene n<;ar Mt. Carmel, Fa., hi 1848, when an airliner virtually disintegrated after it hit electric power line*. Investigation determined that the crash resulted from the pilot's oversight. passengers were required to remain strapped In their seats—no smoking, no trips to the rest rooms. * • * During all this the pilot jubilantly voiced over the intercom the plane's steady and spectacular gain In speed, as well as his own hopes that the speed record could be broken. That might have been the way to try to establish a speed record, but It was no way to establish public confidence In air travel. Unfortunately for the airlines and for the passengers who ride them, there\ls no way to test a pilot's judgment accurately and completely. The airlines' system of screening for judgment and general competence is thorough and exhaustive, but It is not fool-proof. They have an agreement with the pilots' union, for example, that they . . can flre a beginning co-pilot during at a cost of J1 -°°- Worth r P ersons stres* l§ well documented In air transport experience." CUMBERLAND FOLKS GET $50 GASH IN A JIFFY AT NEW ' AETNA OFFICE The new and larger office of Aetna Finance Company Is now open at 48 North Centre Street, In downtown Cumberland, During th« Grand opening of its new location, the company li featuring a "Get-Acquainted" offer of $50 cash for 20 days, on name only, the first year of his employment for tlmost any reason whatsoever. "We can fire him If we don't like the color of his hair," says one airline official. This enables the airlines to weed out co-pllots with undesirable, but sometimes hard-to- define,' character traits, and those believed to bo lacking in some degree the Intangibles of judgment. Capt. Fred V. Clark rrtired last yew at 60 as a major airtee pilot! •who had never had an nccirlent or •watched a pessenger In 33 years! and 3,000,000 miles of flying. "Mast accidents." Cftpt. Clark says flatly, "are caused by pilot carelessness." The Civil Aeronautic. 1 ? Board has put it this way: "Th« possibility of human error under Rrent mental may get the mone., In a few minutes. Larger amounts up to 1300 are also available to pay bills, make new purchases, home or car repairs, or other needs, The new, larger Aetna office is the result of the tremendous growth and popularity of Aetna's famous, fast money-service, according to Robert L. Heiser, manager. Persons wishing to avail themselves of Aetna's money-service are invited to visit the new Aetna office, 48 North Centre street. —Adv. * * Just 4 More Days of the H. Y. F. S. (Half-Yearly Furniture Sale) Now is the time to buy your home needs because: The reductions are tremendous The reductions are store-wide Nationally famous makes—including the new 1952 designs—are being offered at a discount. You may use the convenient Beneman payment plan with no carrying charge You may select now for later delivery, if desired You may start a room from the "open stock" bedroom and dining room groups now and add later as needed S 41 ». MECHANIC STRtfT ENEMAN'S Sne, Afar* r/ci»ctft{, tc ytwr Aemt This error under stress was tragically demonstrated in the crash of an airliner near Mt. Carmel, Pa., in 1948. when all 43 people "aboard, Including famed showman Earl Carroll, were killed. Prom examination of the wreck-j age and from certain known facts, the CAB determined that the crew, in the erroneous impression the plane was afire, released a fire extinguisher containing a dangerous gas, and that the pilot and co-pilot were overcome by it because they had failed to operate certain ventilation valves—standard procedure under the circumstances. One of the most fantastic stories of pilot error happened' during the war when an airline freight handler falsified records to get his freight handling hours recorded as flying hours. And, with virtually no flying experience, .he got himself made a senior pilot for the airline. The Inevitable happened when the plane he was flying in Florida struck a line squall. The pilot just didn't have the experience to cope with the situation and the plane went Into a flat spin and landed in a swamp. By the greatest of good luck there were no deaths. Only after the crash did the incredible, still little-known story of the pilot's false record come out. That was war time and under war time pressure a lot of things can happen—such as overloading of commercial planes—which the public doesn't always know anything about. The bad piloting is more than offset by some of the brilliant feats of flying turned in. Capt. Hack Gulbransen was at the controls of a big airliner out over the Atlantic a little over two years ago when one of the engines caught fire, and the propeller began to rip loose. Gulbransen turned back for land, alerted his entire crew to the emergency, and began sweating'. Aboard was a full load of passengers Including Danny Kaye and tennis stars Louis Brough and Margaret Osbcrne DuPont. The burning engine was making a terrific noise and the, whirling propeller began to wobble. Gulbransen was afraid that when it ! finally ripped loose it would fly into • the side of the airplane. At this | point he was forced to feather the prop on a second engine. But with superb skill he swerved C HANEY Storage Warehouse 23 Howard St. Private Railroad Siding Phon. 3258 x FACILITIES fOK HOUSEHOLD GOODS OK MERCHANDISE IS COMING TO TOWN the big plane up and to the right ^ust as the propeller and shaft worked loose, and they went spin- Crafty Cuckoo The cuckoo not only lays its eggs in other birds' nests, but also carries nlng harmlessly away, down and to, 0 ff O 'ne of the foster birds' eggs and the left. He got the plane back to'devours It, The young cuckoo hatch- land with nobody hurt. es before its foster brothers and then works its way underneath the unhatched eggs, backs to the edge of the nest, and shoves the eggs over the rim one by one^ The foster birds then devote their efforts to feeding the intruding cuckoo. You'll never know how good instant coffee can be until you try JUST GOOD ETIQUETTE backed by nearly 100 years of coffee experience imtani Owe 1 8an6orn it Pun Soluble Coffee with Dalrifa, Mallate and Datrott added DECORAtt HUBBY'S DKESStR with ponies or billet-doux but nol big coffee bills. (Use Instant Chase & Sanborn. Regular jar coats far less than a pound of ground coffee!) NEVCK INVITE GUESTS to help clean up messy coffee grounds. (End chore entirely by serving only Instant Chase & Sanborn. It's quick and convenient.) DON'T PUNT GERANIUMS in Ike cpf- fee pot just because you're now using Instant Chase & Sanborn. . (Use pot to make the "best of all 'instants'." One teaspoonful for each cup desired... add equal number of cups of hot water and stir.) TAKt A WOK AT ANOTHER ASSET OF THE CUMBERLAND AREA Havens for the sick- safeguards in emergency Today, hospitals are more Important to a community than ever before. With the progress of science, new "wonder" drugs, and discoveries in the control of epidemics, care of the sick and injured has made great advances in the last few years. These developments have been made measurably more effective through the services of fine, modern hospitals. Cumberland area residents have every reason to be proud of their hospitals. There are three public institutions within easy reach, all staffed-by able physicians and surgeons, nurses and administrators. They are equipped to care for a total of approximately 500 patients at any one time, with over 130 doctors in attendance. Adequate emergency and out-patient departments are a part of their services. They also offer special types of care for maternity and surgical cases, as well as for patients with chronic and contagious diseases. Public hospital facilities in the Cumberland area may be summarized as follows: Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. 275 beds. Annual budget $1,000,000. Training school for 135 student nurses. Allegany Hospital, Cumberland. 150 beds. Annual budget $450,000, Training school for 75 student nurses. Miners Hospital, Frostburg. 75 beds. Annual budget $120,000. The Celanese Corporation of America is glad that its Amcelle plant is located in an area which can provide adequate hospitalization for its employees. The company helps to support these institutions through taxes and through its Group Insurance Plan. During 1951, from the total of $422,774 paid out under the Celanese Group Insurance Plan, the hospitals in the Cumberland area received $167,257.

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