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Page 10 THE NEWS. Frederick. Maryland WrdMiday, September Â«. 1N7 PAST AND PRESENT -- Mrs Ellen Randall, left, of Chamblee, Ga , new president of the American Legion Aux.liary is congratulated by Mrs Genevieve Ryan of Dania, Fla , re tiring president, following her eltction in Boston. Mrs. Randall is a native of Maryland BISBES Ariz. (AP) - Firefighters around the woild In* one universal duty: go to the scene of a fire as quickly as p^ sible and extinguish the flames, saving life and property. In most cities, it is a fairly easy job to get to the scone - 1 fire. Most city streets are straight and wide. But in b bee, Ariz., getting to the scene of a fire is a firemen's nigh, mare. Bisbee is a copper mininf community in the southeast corner of Arizona. It began in the late 1890's when silver was discovered. Later the silver disappeared, but a demand for cop- pier was discovered, and coope' was one thing Bisbee had plenty of The city of Bisbee sprang up around each mining shaft as u was dug. The city is build in a narrow canyon. Miners built their homes as close to their work as possible so tht would not have to climb any more hills than necessary. But when the homes and streets were constructed in th early laOO's, little was thought aboul the future when the horseless carriage would begin moving along the winding streets. Today, many of the streets wind along the sides of the canyon. These streets are designed for two-way tiaffic and parking is allowed on one side. But the | space remaining is barely wide | enough to allow a car to pass. j One Bisbee street is only one inch wider than the f n e truck. It is located on a step hill. The two-way street is htill paved with the original bricks. Firemen say onc e they start up the street, they can't stop because the tiuck might become wedgod apa-nst a wall. 'I he Bi.sbee Fire Department u.ses t\vo specially constructed fire trucks to battle fires in the canyon aiea. Four other trucks aie used in the newer sections of the city built at the mouth of the can von The two special trucks were built in 1940. They were built wedge .shaped, with the i ear being nine inches wider than the f i o n t Fire Chief Clyde- Burchinal said several times the wedga construction has been valuable .vhen parked cars blocked the way to a fire. Burchinal said the trucks just squeezed on by, pushing the automobiles out of ihe way. The two trucks each are 18 feet long from bumper to bumper. Both are equipped with a 200-gallon water tank, three different sizes of hose, ladders, rescue equipment, salvage equipment and other necessrry fire fighting materials. Mystery Is Solved Estimates, Burchinal said, run from $40,000 to S50 000 to replace one of the vehicles Burchinal said his firemen are in top condition. The reason--many of the homes can only be reached by climbing a steep flight of stairs One home, he said, is located at the top of a flight of 138 steps. Even with all the problems, Burchinal said, his firemen can reach any fire in the canyon area within five minutes after a call is received Flying Saucers Arrive-From Britain, Not Mars LONDON (AP) -- Scotland Yard, the Air Ministry, the Army and the Air Force teamed up Monday to determine that six saucer-shaped objects found giving off "bleep-bleep" signals in southern England "were made in Britain--not Mars." After the objects were exposed as a hoax, two young apprentices from the royal aircraft establishment at Farbor- ough claimed they made the six "flying saucers" over a two- month period as part of a rag week--a time set aside by students for fun and raising money for charity But for a while, experts had taken the episode seriously after a woman reported seeing a fiery object fall from the sky and radio hams complained of unusual interference on their sets The objects weighed about l(K) pounds, were silver gray, about 4 feet long, 2^2 feet wide and I 1 ,: feet thick They were discovered in six widely separated places along a line from the Thames estuary to the Bristol Channel The Air Mimstty carted some off for X-ray tests. Scotland yard sent f i v e detcctnes to a distant polf com *t u h u r e one \\ais located u n o t t v i v,as im- pounded by police and the British Aircraft Corp. sent a man to take a look. Britons got to see them on national television Finally, an expert cut open one of the objects. Inside were two British-made storage batteries, a British-made transmitter and a six-inch loudspeaker for sending out the bleep-bleeps Christopher Southall and Roger Palmer, both 21, teamed up on the hoax. Southail, explaining the objects' construction and a bad- smelling white substance found in them, said: "The 'things' a Â· made of a special plastic, which we developed, backed up b glass fiber. The foul - smellinp substance inside was simply a mixture of flour and watt-i paste " "Sunday night, 14 of us plant cd the objects so that it w o u i n appear that a team of flymp saucers had landed in Knglan ' We did it to publicize our i-if week at the end of this month We aim to raise 2,000 pounds (S5.60J) for local chanties, ami this was the best way of d r a w - ing ^Mention to it " "We also thought \u wo il.l pive the police an exeici.se in dealing with alien s ( .u-ecr:ift because it could happen one dav " i, . , X . W Â« V I F R I W G STEKR RF,.S( UKD Rescue v !i rf, i of t t i . . !a: J i l l rÂ«-r"'v(- 't\) [K .no ,U-er I mm H r!. y *cil on th^ prope r t vf Edward G McMahon in Seekonk, Mass. The ste r fell through wwKl'n boards r,wr- i; !Â· the hole nftt" wan;'e i :^ from pasture of Kf\ Arthur K e i ; T steer w.tN u n " i i i " i i n the (all. Business Review By PHIL IliOMAS ! AP Husiness Writer ; NEW YORK ( A P ) On May :;}, iyi8, a stock broker's clerk I went to the Washington, D.C., post office on his lunch hour to buy a sheet of the first U S. air mail stamp. He paid $24 for the sheet of HX). 24H;ent, red and blue stamps showing a v\irtiss "Jen ny flight As he tuii.fd to leave, the Â· i f i k luokul JL the sheet in his hand and, ;is tit- .said later, his Â· ht-art -,txxl still." Every Arizona Firefighters Have Headache tiamp showed the biplane flying upside down. Collectors call stamps with a printing abnormality in them freaks, and they all dream of cuming across at least one Hjineday. Few do. The clerk who paid $24 for his sheet with the inverted airplanes sold it for $15,000. The buyer broke up the sheet and sold it piecemeal. In 1964, four of the stamps were sold to a dealer for $67,000. The newest edition of Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue prices them at $20,000 for each 24-cent stamp. This doesn't mean the owner ui one of the inverted airmails t an rush right out and sell it for the retail price a dealer would charge if he sold it to a collector. Stamps, like other commodities, swing to the tune played by the law of supply and demand. A stamp may be listed in the Scott catalogue as having a value of $100, but to actually get $100 for it depends on the seller's luck in finding someone who wants that particular stamp badly enough to pay $100 for it. In setting a value on a stamp, says Gordon R. Harmer, editor in chief of the Scott catalogue, "we try to get a cross-section of prices from dealers, auctions, and philatelic publications." The prices quoted, Harmer says, try to represent the average retail price of the stamp at the time the catalogue is printed--the price an informed dealer would charge an informed buyer for a fine specimen. The prospect that new U.S. stamp issues will increase dramatically in value is not bright. Forty years ago, when the government issued a stamp, the odds were the stamps would be used as postage and eventually destroyed when the envelopes on which they were stuck were thrown away. Today, with most bulk mailings handled by postage meters, new stamo issues are purchased in great part by collectors and speculators, who store them sway. Those new stamps that do get used as postage often are Â·m ff the envehoe and saved by collectors or people who know collectors. This meant that when the new issue is withdrawn from sale the bulk of it still is in existence and a glut on the market. Roller Skater, 88, Ready For Big Time STERLING, 111. (AP) - HaÂ»- ry Milne has been practicing roller skating tricks for 23 years and figures he's ready for the big time. Milne is 88. He started skating when he was 65. Sunday he will perform blindfolded and go through other skating tricks at the White Pines rink near Polo. 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