PAGE TWO BI.YTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, IflUI Air Show Records Expected To Be Broken Within a Year DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Record setters of the three-day National Aircraft Show com Dieted vesterda'v expect their glory to be shortlived. ,,,.'• P Most of them feel it will be no more than a year before planes now in he expen mental stage shatter the new marks, just as old ones fell in quantity here over the holidaj weekend, before crowds totaling 200,000. Four new world records came out of the closing day's program. But they resulted from preshow runs which were not announced until yesterday. Cool, cloudy weather ruled out any chance of bettering the preshow marks before B final day crowd of about 50.000. Helicopter speed and altituds records disclosed yes.;._.!., . set earlier by Air Force Capt, Rullell M. Dobyns of Norfolk, Va. Because of unfavorable weather he did not even try yesterday to beat his altitude record of 22,289 feet set last Wednesday or the helicopter speed mark of 146.735 m.p.h. he made Friday for a IVi - mile straightaway. Both world record performances were in a Piasecki YH21 "Workhorse." The Thompson Trophy Race .once the multi-entry thriller of the national air races, was a solo flight by Brig. Gen. J. Stanley Hoi- toner, 42-year-old Commander of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 681.576 m.p.h. he flew yesterday in a North American F86D Sabre Jet stands as a jet record for the race, Cochran'l Mark Shattered But last Wednesday Gen. Hoi- toner in a Sabre Jet and in better wenlner lipped around the 100-kilometer (62-mile) closed course In 690.118 m.p.h. That shattered a world mark Jacqueline Cochran set for the 100-kilometer closed course last June 3 in a Canadian- built F86E. "I expect this record won't stand too long," Holtoner said. "We've got experimental planes which could break it tomorrow. I was flying a standard production mod el." Capt. Harold E. Collins o! Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.. also flying an F86D, made low altitude upwind and downwind straightaway passe.' of about 15 kilometers (about 8 miles) before yesterday's crowd but the rough weather kept him well under a world's record he | made .here a week ago: 707.88!) 'm.p.h. The old record Is 675.47 m.p.h. was set by Miss Cochran last June 3. Collins said he believes his time yesterday was a little over 700 m.p.h. He. too, flew a standard ship but said the outside of it had been waxed. He does not believe his record will last beyond next summer before "some new typo of plane" excels it. Disney to Do Series on People By HUBBARD (For Bob Thomas) HOLLYWOOD Ift— One element characterizes all movies bearing the Walt Disney label. That is enthusiasm. It is not hard to account for. It comes from the head man himself. I have known Disney for a long time and I never fall to marvel over his enthusiasm, as well as his honesty. He is concerned with many films, but the most interesting project Is his true life adventure series. These, starting with "Seal Island" four years ago, have been unusually successful although they followed no movie pattern. The first four won Academy Awards, to the surprise of critics who didn't reckon with the Disney eagerness. These pictures, as you know if you ever go to a movie, tell the life cycles of ants and whales .apples and otters, penguins and parsnips. A series on people is new. It will detail the modes and manners of folks in little known parts of the world, telling their struggles for existence and the ur»e for fielf- perpetuation, Just as the eight films on birds and beasts have given closeups of their lives. Lively Interest Disney maintains a lively interest in every report from every camera crew. Men now are trying to find a migration of whales. They're looking in several oceans. One naturalist in Illinois has 25 cameras pointed at assorted vegetables and fruits. A professor and his wife .are in the Falkland Islands, down In Patagonia, to record the life of the Penguin. In all, Walt says he has 31 cam- TAKES SIP—"Robbie" takes his water straight from the tap at the home of Mrs. Harold Heckendorf in Chicago, 111. She adopted the bird after it had fallen from a tree, and after four weeks with the Hecken- dorfs, the robin shows no interest in returning to wild life. Robbie now lives at the Lincoln Park Zoo. LITTLE LIZ- \ If boll players didn't waste so much energy pounding the dirt off their shoes, they might have higher hotting averages. CNU* era crews scattered about the world. Some write him frequently, some rarely. In the first seven months of this year they sent him 625,000 feet of film—enough for 100 long features. Some of these naturalist-cameramen do it for fun. Like Stephen Briggs, former chairman of the board of the Brlggs-Stratton Manufacturing Co. who filmed some of the scenes for 'Water Birds" in the Florida Everglades. When Disney asked Brfggs how much he wanted for his work, he asked that the check be made out to the National Audubon Society. The penguin specialist is Olin Sewall Pettingill Jr. of Canton College, Northfield, Minn. He's taking a sabbatical year, at Disney's expense, to study penguins. You never know where you're going to get .material," Disney told me. "It comes from, lecturers, hobbyists, amateurs. We look at every bit of It and we're glad to have it." Patience Needed I wondered If a notice like this wouldn't inspire cameramen to flood the studio with film. Walt's eyes lighted up in anticipation- "We look at thousands of feet every dny, so a few more thousands won't hurt us. Bc.« M e might get just e '' ^s wo need for another picture." Walt . .omedy high- light of all the nature pictures was the bear scratching sequences in "Bear Valley." It ran for 3'/ 2 minutes on the screen but it took a patient cameraman three weeks to film it. "We're told each picture gets better." said Disney. "Of course, we think so too. But how are you going to, top the last one? That's what worries us—in fact, that's the big worry in Hollywood. We've been trying to top 'Snow White' for 15 years—and we can't do it. What could the Seven Dwarfs do again? Nothing. Just nothing. "You remember The Three Little Pigs'? Best short we ever made. And I got talked Into making some more little pig pictures, to my everlasting embarrassment. No one ever heard of them. A successful picture is great, and we like to make them. But they're a pain in the neck when you follow them, as you must." The language in common use in Vatican City is Italian, but official acts of the Holy See are drawn up n Latin. Saturn has nine known moons. Carmen Sylva was the pen name of Elizabeth, formei^auecn of Ro- mnnla. wHi^) j '. ; - ^*f'^K E --r«- • ' ' - IP I ill Will . V WALKING BICYCLE—This odd-looking, wooden-wheeled forerunner of the bicycle was invented t>y a German noble in 1818. Ilccnuse they wore used by wealthy people, the bike acquired the mine "Dimdv Horse." The rider sal on a leather padded saddle while walking. Mark Rochon. dressed in 10th cenlury garb, (jtfinwiitralcs the antique which is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. -i TFTS THE WURST OF IT—In a contest at the annual outing of Austrian molor-scoolcr owners, a driver tries to grab a snack while on the move. 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Martin B-57 Night intrunder twin-Jet light bomber, soon to be coming off the assembly line In large numbers. The plane's unique basic design is that of the British Royal Air Force's Electric Canberra. With Martin modifications it is one of the most versatile Jet aircraft to' be developed since the end of world War II. It incorporates great speed ranges and maneuverability which provide a long unfilled need of the Air Force. The B-57 is actually a srand new "weapons system," Ail- Force spokesmen claim. In & recent demonstration the plane awed Air Force brass and aviation experts with Its amazing flight craracteristics. The powerful Wright Sapphire engines, also of British design, are started very quickly by a blast of •jowder which spins the huge tur- j lines Into action. This starting device, developed by General Electric, has great tactical importance. It jets the plane into the air in a hurry in case of enemy attack, and saves a lot of weight over other sell-starting devices. The B-57 leaps into the air faster than any Jet plane flying today, except those catapulted from aircraft carriers. It requires little more than 3000 feet of runway to get aloft. Once airborne it screams to 10,000 feet at a sharp angle in a matter of seconds. The plane made several lightning passes over the field during ;he demonstrations at a speed surpassing 600 miles per hour. Its top speed Is a secret but reports claim t is very close to the speed of sound. Then, more startling the plane was flown in a tight, lazy series of maneuvers directly over the heads of the spectators. It's speed was reduced to about 150 miles per hour, ret It remained under perfect con- .rol. * * ' This is phenomenal for fast jet J SHOES Air Force's Newest Atomic Weapon Is B57 Jet Bomber B-57 NIGHT INTRUDER: Its Intrusion is with atomic bomb». i planes. Prime fault of most jets Is that they can't be slowed to a speed which gives the pilot a chance to select his target carefully, without stalling. The ordinary Jet plane's turn is so wide the pilot easily loses the target after racing over it once. Air Force spokesmen claim that this combination of great speed and ability to maneuver slowly over a small area makes the plane perfect for delivering A-bombs on troop concentrations. Its main design characteristic, a wide wing 19-feet across in the center, gives the B-57 its great speed range and stability. The wing span Is 64 feet. The fuselage is 66 feet long. It has a low, tricycle landing gear. The most Important Martin design contribution is a new bomb door which rotates 180 degrees. The bombs are fastened to the top sidft of the door for loading. When the plane is over the target the pilot rotates the door with a hydraulic device and cuts the bimbs loose. The revolving door can hold four of the smaller type of tactical atomic bombs, other armament can be hung on the wings. The Air Force has ordered approximately 300 B-57s. 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