The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 19, 1954
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19,19S4 BLYTHEVnLLE (ARJO COURIER NEW? PAGE THREB The Fabulous Howard Hughes Spruce Goose, the Plywood Monster, Has Cost $41 Million By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD (AP) — This is the story of Howard Hughes and his Spruce Goose, the world's biggest airplane, and how it flew. Or almost. It's also the story of how Hughes, who keeps making news while seeming to shun the spotlight, stepped into its full glare and proved that he can talk when he has to. HI a plywood monster, also dubbed the Flying Lumberyard, was begun in 1943 at a time when aluminum was scarce. So far it has cost taxpayers 18 million dollars and, says Hughes, another 23 million of his osvn money. r^JIn 1943 it was the biggest flying *Doat ever built—and in 1954 it still Js. So far it's just a .vast white elephant. It doesn't fly, yet last fall it cost Hughes an estimated five million dollars in repairs when a broken dike poured 30 feet of mud on It. Hughes' contributions to the history of aviation—speed and round- the-world record flights—rank him with outstanding air pioneers. But if this big ship fails to get in the air again, it could easily make fl fickle public remember only Hughes' folly. Confident But he's confident that she'll fly, and with him at the .controls, Airmen who know him- won't bet against it. This boat is an overwhelming thing. An AP reporter who first saw, it In 1945 recalls: "At first look, you feel like the fellow who saw a giraffe for the first time—there ain't no such animal. I thought I was looking at the. biggest wing I had ever seen. Then 1 discovered that I was only looking at the aileron, the movable control portion that hinges along the rear edge of the wing. I remember how well the plywood was fitted, as neatly as a mandolin ^Hughes who designed the ship, •j|Md high-frequency radio waves to uniformly boil the glue in join- Ing the plywood. Here are some statistics: Weight—425,000 pounds. Height at tail—2'/ 2 stories. ... Wingspan — 320 feet, just big enough to touch both goalposts on a football field. Hull—220 feet long, 30 feet high, 25 feet wide . . Engines—eight of 3,000 horsepower each. Gas load—14,000 gallons, enough to drive your car around the earth more than eight times if there were a highway at the equator. Pay load — 750 soldiers fully equipped or a 60-ton tank. Declined Bows The plane was built at Hughes' Culver City plant. It cost $58,000 just to haul the wings and fuselage 25 miles to Los Angeles harbor. The press was invited to go along on taxiing tests Nov. 3, 1947. Tests over, the newsmen disembarked to file their stories. "The last reporter had barely got off the ship," recalls the AP staffer on the scene, "when Hughes revved her up again and ik off across the harbor with 'about 30 associates aboard. He lifted the plane about 70 feet in the air, skimmed a mile around the harbor and dropped her down again." Later Hughes explained: "The buoyancy felt so good that I just decided to take her up." Earlier Hughes had told reporters he wasn't sure the plane would get into the air. "No one can ever be certain that an experimental plane will fly," he said. Six years later, this is what Hughes says about the big flying boat: "I was not required under the original contract to put 5 cents into this project. I have invested millions because I believe in the future of aviation in this country. I have no hope of recouping any of the money I have spent on it." Hughes holds that the big ship Js nothing more than a flying laboratory for big-ship construction. "I think its future value, if it is successful, will lie In the technique and engineering information which 1 hope it will provide," he said. "History shows that year by year larger and larger airplanes are being built. Since this airplane is larger than any thing' heretofore built. I hope it will provide a very definite and important advance in the ».rt and know how of large plane design and construction." In the same experimental vein, Hughes Aircraft has successfully tested a Jet helicopter, the world's biggest. This flying windmill can carry bridge sections, trucks and heavy armament to bolster sag : ging infantry positions in a hurry. Hughes watched recent tests of this craft from a nearby bean- field. He declined to pose alone with the ship for photographers. Pointing to a group of engineers ad test pilots, he said: "I don't want to appear difficult but there are the men who designed and fle-w this ship. I don't deserve any bows." It was the big flying boat that put Hughes sp brilliantly In the limelight. That was when he tangled in 1948 with Sen. Owen Brewster, then chairman of the Senate war investigating committee. The investigation uncovered the pecadillos of many big names and exposed the corruption of Maj. Gen. Bennett Meyers, who wound up in jail. It also made a celebrity of Johnjiy (Pick-Up-the-Check) Meyer, Hughes publicity' man and party arranger. The usually reticient Hughes turned into a roaring tiger at the hearings and so nettled Brewstei that the Maine Republican with drew from the investigation. Embarrass! f Question The committee accused Meyer the public relations man, of spend ing $169,661 of Hughes' money in entertainment of high military of Vicious Deer Head PORTLAND. ORE. (/P) —John P Kerzel was hospitalized here brief ly yesterday for treatment o wounds inflicted by a deer. Kerzel, a bartender, was hit by a mounted deer head which fel from' the tavern's wall. KHEMMTIC ARTHJITIC VICTIMS Wf«*iF>ikr Belief FrmPiw A.m*U I bbrie Co.fcd Tmktat. QnUk. tr «Am bta*4 ,u-e»n> Irom InMUnc*. Wffl 0* n.n«.l.. Rrfucc, artc , c % sMv* qnlck, lonucr luting relief to deep. iwW culm. Get g«w!» A.R. P.ln IU1« 1kb Kte. KIBE? DRUG STORES used SINGER sewing machines SINGER- machina Uken In tndt, reconditioned by SINGER eipertj, and fulty backed by theSINGEHSEWING MACHINE COMPANY, the*! machines are. renl •Mr WITH now* «s low »s $5<>0 oml [*ST MOOT TIMS WIDE RANGE OF MODHS AND PRICES COME IN EARLY AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION FOR THE BEST BUY IN A GOOD USED SINGER SEWING MACHINE TREADLES *PORTABLES '«„ * CONSOLES *- 69 up 50 Buy with Confidence A* Your SINGER SEWING CENTER 414 W. M.l n MMHM 2712 / Ark. flcials. Hughes countered that the en tertainment followed issuance of contracts and never before. He added: "So far as I know there is no law against a man spending his own money to entertain his friends." Then, proving himself a master of the insinuating question, he asked Brewster: "And, incidentally, since you think it is so horrible for anyone to accept my hospitality, why don't you tell about the $1,400 worth of airplane trips which you requested and accepted from me?" He said that his companies finished 200 millions in war contracts without having to pay a cent of excess profits tax. Then he asked: "Do you know what the net result of my years in the airplane business has been: 14 million dollars loss. I don't think I have been defrauding the government." Joe Adonis Found Guilty of Perjury HACKENSACK, N. J. (/P) —Joe Adonis, former kingpin gambler, was another step closer to deportation today after being found guilty of lying when he told a Bergen County grand jury he was born in Passaic, N. J. . Superior Court Judge Lester Drenk decided yesterday that Adonis, whose real name is Joseph Doto, knew his Passaic birth certificate was fraudulent when he appeared before the grand jury. The state contended that Adonis was born in Montemorano, Italy. So did the U. S. government in issuing a deportation order against him last summer. Sentencing on yesterday's conviction is set for Feb. 2. He faces a possible maximum sentence 01 three years in pail and a $10,000 fine. HOLLAND QUEEN — Willene Burlison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foy Burlison of Steelc. Kt. 1, was crowned Holland basketball queen Friday night. (Courier News Photo) 2-Year Probation For Movie Actress SANTA MONICA. Calif. VP) Movie actress Gail Russell has been placed on two years probation with the condition that she refrain from intoxicants, stay away from places where liquor is sold and obtain . medical treatment. She pleaded guilty yesterday to a drunk charge and was fined $150. Her lawyer told the court she had been under great emotional stress and strain because of her separation from her husband, actor Guy Madison, and the introduction of her name in the recent John Wayne divorce trial. Miss Russell sobbed and fled from the courtroom as sentence ivas pronounced. Wayne's divorced w i f e. Mrs. Esperanza Wayne, accused him of spending a night with Miss Russell. He and Miss Russell denied the accusation. Husbands! Wives! Get Pep, Vim; Feel Younger Thousands of couples are weak, worn-out, ei- hatisled just because body lacks iron. For new i-ounncr ft-L'liap after 40, try Ostrex Tonic tablets. Contain iron for pep; supplement doses vitamins Ih ami H L .. Costs liltle. "Get- acquaiuled" size only 50£. At all druggisli. Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers No applications for building per. rnits were received by the city engineer's office last week. Real estate transfers recorded in circuit clerk's office last week were: Martin and Helen Cutting to Magnolia Courts Inc., for $10 and other consideration. Lot 2, Block 2, Parkview Addition. Helen Gschruend to Donald and Norma Huey, for $3,000, Lot 1, and 2, Block D, J. p. Pride Subdivision. Elizabeth O. Lfrsvis to J. L. O'Stecn and Alice Gerber, for $250, Lot 4, Block 3, Browley Addition. C. A. and Bulah Moody to Willie and Beulah Caldvell for S4.000, Lot 2, SE quarter SW quarter, Sec. 36-T16N-R10E. T. Don and Margaret Smith to Max and Annie Logan, for $10 and other consideration. E half, Lot 6, all lot 5, Block 3, E. O. Adams Subdivision. B. J. and Louise AUen and W. S. and Doris Allen to John and Barbara Anderson, for $7,850. Lot 2, Block 2. Willie Beaslcy Subdivision. Thomas and Athel Mabry to B. W. and Verdle Hatch, for $10 and other consideration, Lot 1, and 2, Block 3, Highland Place Addition. Vnshtl and Willie Cablo to Christine Flanlgan, for $10 and other consideration, Lot 67, original survey o( BlyUievilte. Jessie McGee to Ulice Loyd. for $1 and other consideration. Lot 3, W half, Lot 2, Block 1, Greenwood addition. Lennie McGee to Ulice Loyd, $1 and other consideration, all interest In Lot 3, N half. Lot 2, Block 1, Greenwood Addition. Ray and Anne Ruth Worthington to Sol and Frnnnice Plad, for $250, Lot 2, Block 10... Elliott Addition. ..Juanita and Norman Davis to Willie Beulah Caldwell, for $300, E 82 ft.. Lot 1, SE quarter, Sec. 3G-T16N-R10E. Max and Annie Logan to John and Mnry Donner, for $10 and other consideration, Lot 12, Block 1, Parkview Addition. Magnolia Courts, Inc., to Floyd and Anna Parks, for $1 and other consideration, Lot 8. Block C, John B. Walker, Second Subdivision. St. Francis Levee Board to Frank and Beulah Warren, and Agnes Taylor, for $17.82, E half, Lot 16, and 17, Block G. Second Replat J. P. Pride and Gateway Subdivision. Corn Ncvins to PloycT and Eva Dcnsmore, for $1,600. part Lot 1, Block 1, Wlllford and Garrison Addition, Manila. Isaiah H. Truss to Charley and Georgia Simmons, for $800, Lot 28 and 27, Block 1, Brawley's Addition. Wallace and Calleen Thorn brough to J. E. and Irene Jones for $10 and other consideration Lot 8, Block 11, Bugg Addition. Ulice Loyd to Willis Merritt, Jr. for $10 and other consideration Lot 3, N half Lot 2, Black 1. Greenwood Addition. Cecil and Clara Williamson to M. D. and Lilly Rambo, for *1 and other consideration. Lot 2, Block A, John B. Walker Second Subdivision. Ira and Gladys Jones to Walter and Frankie Maxwell, for $4,930, tract of land In E half of SE quarter of SW quarter, Sec. 36-T16N- H10E. Proposed Budget of Expenditures Together with Tax Levy for Fiscal 1'ear Beginning July 1, 1955, io and Including June 30, 1956 The Board of Directors of Armorel School District No. 9 of Mississippi County, Arkansas. In compliance with the requirements of Act 403 of 1951 and of Amendment 40 to tha Constitution of the State of Arkansas, have prepared, approved, and hereby make public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: General Control. $1,450.00; Instruction, $41,935.00; Operation of School Bulldlngt, 17,900.00; Maintenance of School Plant and Equipment, »3,000.00; Auxlltwj A*»nele« (Including transportation), $8,900.00; Fixed Charges, $3,000.00; Capital Outlay, $; Debt Service, $5,500.00. To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures th» Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 45 mills. This tax levy Includes the present continuing levy for the retirement of present Indebtedness. GIVEN this 12th day of January, 1954. BOARD OP DIRECTOR*, Armorel School District No. I of Mississippi County, Arkansas E. L. HALE, President ARTHUR VANCE, Secretary. Remnants of billion - year - old burled mountains are being found under the great pre - Cambrian shield which covers a great deal of northern Canada and extend* in places Into the United States. ™ . approved ctors. Be by doctorl. Be I UDIMH sure to demand I -» HrM* - Jhi« pure orange IFOR I flavored tablet r NfWf far CMUnn't Hfad Co/ds Specialized. Safe. Pure Water Bat« IT. MUM UK Hm tH WIUHi. We Say "FREE"! We Mean FREE: $1.00 Tube Pile Ointment Noted Clinic Makes Most Unusual Offer to Any Afflicted Person- No Coupon - No Charge There are no "strings"; we don't mean free "with" something! We mean just this: In order to introduce it to anyone who is afflicted with Piles (Hemorrhoids) or any similar rectal condition, the Thornton Minor Clinic will send free on request, a full-size $1.00 tube (not a mere sample) of Thornton Minor Pile Ointment—free and postage paid. Send only your full name, age and address. A post card will do. However, this offer is limited and may be withdrawn at any time, • so we suggest you write at once. Address Thornton Minor Clinic, 911-B Linwood Blvd., Kansas City 9, Mo. This offer is exactly as stated above—no charge—no obligation—no bill now or later. MAKI rvKl«Q» t All WORK GUARANTIED Bring.: it t in for a free esti- mai« Prompt service. Finest materials usod. REASONABLE CHARGES FSTZPATRICK JEWELERS CITY TRUCKS AND AUTO OWNERS: January is the month to obtain your city tags and avoid a penalty. All Privilege License and Garbage Fees are also due. Pleas* cooperate by attending to these matters promptly at the City Clerk's office. CITYofBLYTHEVILLE NEWS ABOUT THE NEWEST LINCOLN long loo . . ,^ .,.., Why have Lincoln sales more than douhlcd in two short years? Why do so many more people want the new Lincoln for 1954? Because people have changed their ideas about fine cars. No longer do they want useless hulk, glitler for the sake of glillcr, power for power alone. Tlie new Lincoln for 1954 keeps pace with these new ideas. The fresh new slyling is bold and imaginative; with its low, straight lines il echoes llie homes of modern living. Lincoln's colors, loo—inside and out—set a new trend towards '54 trend-setter! (he dislinclive, the dramalic. Interior fabrics and leathers combins beauty with durability—as do ihose in today's modern homes. The real exeilement comes when you drive the new Lincoln. Never, we believe, have you fell such smoothness and surge, such sure, safe power. For Lincoln's world-famous V-8 engine has a new automatic 4-barrel carburetor which gives new liveliness. There's one way lo find out why the new Lincoln for '54 Is the trend-seller in design and in action. We invite you to Iry the new Lincoln or Lincoln Capri today. Performance proof: Lincoln again won 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places over all stock cars in the 1,912-mile Mexican Pan-American Road Race. Don't miM the big television hit, "TOAST OF THE TOWN" with Ed Sullivan, Sunday evening., 7 p.m. to t p.m., Station WHBQ-TV, Channel II DESIGNED FOR MODERN LIVING I I Mj ^^ f\ • |M POWERED FOR MODERN DRIVING STILL MOTOR COMPANY Walnut at First Street

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