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.Symbolic of Time Used in First Aerial Circumnavigation Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., July 28, 1974 · UA FAvrrrcviLLi, AKKANIA* ' · . · "·: 'The Chicago On Display For 775 Days In Smithsonian WASHINGTON (AP) .-- Forj 175 days this summer, a place of honor in the Smithsonian Institution is reserved for a historic airplane which a few years ago was dismantled into a thousand pieces. The 176-day display of "The Chicago," near the Wright Brothers' plane and "The Spirit of St. Louis," is symbolic. That's the length of time it took the aircraft and its sister ships to fly around the earth in the first aerial circumnavigation. The flight began April 6, 1924 and ended Sept. 28. In 1957, three B52 StratoEortresses circumnavigated the globe in 45 hours, 19 minutes, refueling in flight. Today many commercial airlines routinely book flights around the world that take two days, sometimes less. But SO years ago there were difficulties and mishaps. Two of the four Douglas world cruisers which started did not finish the flight. Two of the planes survive. The "Boston II" is in the Air Museum at Dayton, Ohio. The "Chicago," displayed here for many years, deteriorated So badly that its total collapse was feared. It has been restored for this exhibit and may be more durable now than when it rolled off the assembly line in Santa Monica. Calif., in 1924. FIVE FAILURES Five other nations had failed lo fly around the globe when the Army Air Force commis- sioned Douglas to build an aircraft for the United Stales attempt. The firm designed a wood and fabric biplane 36 feet long, with a 50-foot wlngspan a n d a g r o s s weight of about 8,000 sounds. A 12-cyllnder, 450- horsepower, water-cooled Liberty engine powered the craft. A prototype was successfully tested and four more planes were built; "Seattle," "Chicago." "Boston" and "New Orleans." Advance planning was intensive. Mechanics and technicians were foased along the route. Spare engines and parts were readied for shipment. Each plane ha.d a crew of two, a pilot and a mechanic The aircraft had no radios, navigational aids or weather forecasting equipment -- only com- mss, altimeter and turn-and- jank indicator. Four planes set out from Seattle. Two of them -- the 'Chicago" and the "New Orleans" --returned 26,343 miles later after 371 hours and 11 minutes of flight. The average speed was 70 m.p.h. The route included the first aerial crossing of the Pacific. One craft didn't make it. The "Seattle" ran into bad weather shortly after setting out and crashed, but no one was hurt. The remaining three continued to Japan, across Asia, the Balkans and France to London. Not far out of London, the 'Boston" lost, oil pressure and landed at sea. ROUGH GOING "It was pretty rough going for awhile," recalls retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Leigh Wade, the Boston's pilot, who lives here. "There was a heavy swell and first one wing and then the other would go under. "The Navy was on hand as quickly as possible, but there was a fishing trawler in the area, and we got their attention and got them to come over. They picked us up." Wade said there were plentj of other weather hazards, like the time he was lost in a sand storm over India, dropped to low altitude and followed a nar Ow gauge railroad to his next anding. Wade, 77, went on to a dis- .ingulshed career in the Air ·"orce. He is the only surviving pilot, although two men who were mechanics are still living: Albln Harvey of Fairfax, Va., and Henry Ogden, Wade's mechanic, who lives in California. After being picked up in the Atlantic, Wade rejoined the flight at Piclou, Nova Scotia, piloting the prototype plane, which was renamed "Boston II." From there the planes flew a triumphal journey across the country to Seattle. "Chicago" itself had trouble over the Atlantic when two of its gas pumps failed. Pilot Les lie Arnold worko d them b; land tor four hours. Later, he said he fell as though he had crossed the Atlantic with "Chicago" on his shoulders. The "New Orleans" was iunked a few years after the light. FABRIC SPLITS The fabric cover on "Chicago" started splitting and cracking after it had been on display at the Smithsonian for years. Curators suspected that rot and corrosion were eating away at the wooden frame. The institution's Air and Space Museum has a small restoration staff, and early in 1971 "Chicago" was turned over to a member ol it, Walter R. Roder ick. at the restoration center in Silver Hill, Md . Roderick has skills which In he aggregate have become .·are: familiarity with welding, sheet metal work, woodwqrjfc painting and dope application., plastic molding, fabric stitching and taping, upholstery and .engine maintenance. -. : ~ He is particularly adept ,3t fabric work, a lost art in these days of metal airplanes. Covering a plane with fabric, involves sewing large panels ,Of linen into an envelope, whiqh then is pulled over the wings and stitched by hand. Thousands of stitches must be taken and knotted with the proper tension. Then coat after coat of dope is applied and sanded to, A smooth finish. ·.:·--*: Imported Lions Come To TV Meadow Street Receives Its Final Asphalt Meadow Street, widened a n d shown in this eastward view Picture, taken just west of ·resurfaced In the Downtown, after receiving its final coat the intersection with E a s t Urban Renewal -program, Is of hot mix asphalt Friday. Avenue, shows, right, where building was razed to permit w i d e n i n g t h e pavement. (TIMESpholo hy Ken Good) Public Said Unaware Of Salmonella Dangers By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau . WASHINGTON -- Here is a roundup of news items gathered in the nation's capital by the staff of our Washington Bureau. ' Federal agencies are doing a poor job of protecting the American public from food poisoning, according to a new report submitted to Congress. T h e General Accounting Office (GAO), an investigaling and watchdog arm of Congress, said there are an estimated two million cases annually of salmonelosis, t h e infection caused by bacteria most frequently found in meat and poultry. "Some authorities consider salmonelosis to be one of the most important communicable disease problems of bacterial origin in the United States," said the GAO report. "Salmonella - contaminated raw meat and poultry products :are reaching the markets,- yet : consumers have not been adequately alerted to the problem nor to safeguards they musl take to minimize the spread of this bacteria," the report added. . A spot-check made in 1( metropolitan areas uncoyerec salmonella contamination in 31 per cent of the chicken purchased in retail outlets, 15 per cent o f - t h e pork, 11 per cenl of t h e . lamb, and 10 per cenl of the turkey. No contaminated beef was found. The D e p a r t m e n t o! Agriculture and the Food anc D r u g Administration have .authority to regulate interstate transportation of such foods and to guard against contami nation, but are doing .little about the problem, the GAO charged. "FDA requires pel turtles t be certified salmonella-free before being shipped in inter state commerce, but the Agriculture Department d o e not require similar certificalior · for livestock and poultry in t e n d e d for human con sumption," according to th report. · · Experts say it is probabl impossible to eradicate salmon ellosis, but the problem coul be substantially reduced if th agencies attacked it on a broa front, according to the GAO. The GAO study recommende a range of steps which coul Committeed CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. .(AP) -Judy Lowry swapped her elec trie sewing machine for treadle model when she an her husband moved lo a 25-acr plot near here three years ago Their handmade, one-room home is without electricity ( indoor plumbing. But both sa they're "committed to this HI forever." "When we first moved her we lived in a shack," sa Judy, 28, whose husban Charles holds. a Ph.D. in m lecular biology. "Well, it wa more of a lean-to . . . It had dirt floor and we cooked over camp stove while we wei building the big house." Now Judy's cooking is don on a cast' iron, wood-burnin stove, although she resorts gas in the summer. The couple moved here fro St. Louis, Mo., because Charl wanted to carry on his rcsean In a secluded setting. taken by Tcrteral agencies attack the problem. In ad- tion to better inspection of od processing firms, a con- mer education program was ged to inform housewives that r o p e r , cooking can kill .Imonella bacteria in food. CHECK DEPOSIT: Uncle am is preparing a plan to eposit Social Security checks rectly into beneficiaries' bank ccounts. Authorized by a recent con- ressibnal law, the plan will be sted out late this year in eorgia and next year in Floria. After the bugs are iminated, the plan will be xtended nationwide. Each month the U.S. Trea- ury Department mails out 27 illion Social Security checks nd another 3.5 million supple- lental security checks. Beneficiaries will be notified hat they have the option of aving Uncle Sam deposit the loney directly into their avings or checking accounts if hey desire. About 80 per cent the beneficiaries have such ccounts. The plan is to put the new rocedure into effect starting bout one year from now on nationwide basis. VEHICLE POPULATION: here are now 125 million otor vehicles in the United tales, according to a new ransportation Department eport. The report said this total n'cludes nearly 102 million cars' nd 23 million trucks. Motor vehicle registration has ncreased 6.5 million in the past :ar. UNEMPLOYMENT: Don't go o Alaska expecting to get a igh paying job helping to build ie new Alaskan pipeline, Labor ecretary Peter J. Brennan has varned. The unemployment rate there s now 12 per cent, and first 'reference in filling lucrative ipeline construction jobs is ;oing to out-of-work Alaskans ; said. Anybody planning to go to Alaska better have a job offer n writing before he leaves lomes, added the labor secre- ary. S P E E D LIMIT: Tran- iportation Secretary Claude Brinegar has urged Congress to make permanent the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit on interstate highways that was enacted as an energy-saving measure last year. The lower speed limit is now scheduled to expire next lummer. Brinegar noted the lower speed limit has been responsible for curbing traffic fatalities by 23 per cent during the past six months. ' . CONGRESSIONAL REFORM: The stage is set for a debate over reforming the outmoded committee system in the House of Representatives. Sometime before it starts d e b a t i n g presidential i m - peachment, the House will choose between two competing plans for making its committee system more efficient. T h e most far-reaching proposal would reshuffle jurisdiction of the two dozen committees where most laws are actually written, and would limit congressmen to membership on only one committee. C o n g r e s s h a s already reformed the way it deals with the big federal budget, in a measure enacted earlier this month. The prospects for sonie type of committee streamlining are regarded as good. I N F L A T I O N : American workers are losing the battle against inflation, according to a new report by the Bureau of Labor. Statistics. The report showed thai workers real spendable earnings -- what they have lefl after deductions for taxes and adjustment, for inflation -- are 4.5 per cent less than they were one year ago. Hantz To Present Paper In Crete By ANDREW TORCHIA NAIVASHA, Kenya 'hat could be one (AP) -of tele- ision's most expensive series being filmed on the plains of !enya -- complete with lions from the - United lions? Coals to mported fates. Imported ·tavcastle? 'Well, Kenya lions o have their pride, but they've ad to swallow it lest filming of ie new "Born Free" series be clayed by the paws that do not efresh. Local lions are considered too vild, so Columbia Pictures tele- ision- producer Paul Radin jrought nine which are used to ages, cameras and Hollywood casting. The "Born Free" series is .oosely based on Joy ; Adamson's best-selling book about raising an orphaned lion cub, Blsa, and returning it to the wild in the days before Kenyan independence, when Joy's husband, George, was a game warden. Trade sources say the cost record for a TV series -- $250,000 per episode -- is held by Universal's New York cop show, "Kojak." Radin says he's spending well over that figure, yet the NBC Television network bought the show sight unseen. "It's Ihe first series ever done outside Ihe United States without a pilot," Radin said. "We showed NBC directors a 10-minute film of cuttings from the original 'Born Free' movie. "Eight days later, they bought the series." 13 WEEKS The show, which began filming here in May, Is set tor at least 13 weeks and is scheduled lo appear Monday nights on NBC. starting in September. Columbia officials say the program also has been sold to commercial TV networks in Britain, Australia, Canda and Trinidad. Hadin expects thai additional episodes will be ordered after the first batch. "If it stops after 13 weeks we will have losl a fortune," he sad. The feline etar of the show is 'Arusha," who portrayed .Elsa n "Living Free," the movie'"sequel to "Born Free." The »rand old cat of the cast is 'Blake," a 12-year veterarutof filmdom. On the human side, Gary Collins plays George Adamson. Diana Muldaur is Joy and Ilal Frederick is Makcdde, their African assistant. .,,.'. Filming headquarters hays been set up on the shore..pC Lake Naivasha, about an hour's drive from Nairobi. It's a resort area where flamingo, liip- potami and giraffi mingle' in some of Kenya's most attract- Live It Up By H. D. MCCARTY Chaplain of the Raiorbacks Regional Water Systems Said To Be Feasible A regional system of water supply is feasible financially as measured by t h e anticipated rate of return on the system and the amortization periods of the bond issues supporting the investment, according to a recent publication of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Drs. Norman C. Williams of Tennessee Technological University and J. Martin Redfern, agricultural economist with the UA experiment station note that ;he study reviews the cost savings of a regional water system and not the economic impact of such a system on the region it would serve. The area studied for the report is in Benton and Washington Counties. Municipal officers and others interested in obtaining copies o! the information m a y request Bulletin 788 from the UA Agri cultural Experiment Station in Fayetteville or from Conty Agents. Dr. Harold Hantz, professo of philosophy at Ihe Uniyersi ! of Arkansas, has been invite lo present; a paper ot the Thir Philosophical Meeting at Her! leion. Crete, Aug. 1-6. · Dr. Hantz, a specialist in ancient Greek philosophy, w i l l read a paper entitled, "Equality and Justice in Aristotle's 'Nicomachean Ethics' and 'politics'." The meeting is sponsored by the Hellenic Society for Philosophical Studies, which has its headquarters in Athens, Greece. The discussion U)pic for the meeting on Crele is "Platonism and Aristotelia- ism." Dr. Hantz, whose wife will accompany him to Greece, has been on the UA faculty since 1948, when he came to Fayetteville from Oklahoma A and M College (now Oklahoma State University) to head the Department of Philosophy and Psychology. He served as chairman of the Department until 1952, when he took a leave of absence to accept a one-year fellowship from the Fund for Ihe Advancement of Educalion to .study and do reserach at Columbia ·nversity. Harvard University, oston University and Amhersl ollege. Dr. Hantz was instrumental the development of the widc- · heralded Honors Program of ,c College of Arts and Sciences t the University, and has ser ed as coordinator of the Pro ram since it began in 1955. In the years that I · have known Jesus Christ I have begun to develop a most exciting habit. We are encouraged by Scripture to "pray without ceasing" and to 'meditate' on ceasing" and to 'meditate on God's Law day and night." All this means is to have God constantly in your thoughts. I know thai for some this brings up negative thoughts of naughty no-nos, dull church services and burdensome rules. I don't knock you because that's exactly .the way I longer! used to feel. But no summary, to see every situation as an opportunity for God to teach us something about Himself, about others, and about ourselves, turns a normal day from drudgery to expectant adventure. ALL OF US are in such a rush and appear so busy thai we miss God's greal voice in the litlle Ihings. Swift has commenled that "A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone." To be alone with the thoughts of God is truly one of life's most delicious adventures. The greatest of all Christians. Paul, had found the Off And Running BTNGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -A streaker plunged inadvert ently through a locked plat Kosher Elevator TEL AVIV (AP) - One of the more unusual products available in Israel is an elevator which an orthodox Jew can ride on the Sabbath, It runs continuously and stops at every floor, so the passenger docs not have to push any buttons. All work is forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath, and even pushing a button is considered work. through an ice cream parlo here. He was apparently unhur and jumped into a waiting ca afterward, Broome Count sheriff's deputies said. He later called the ice cream stand and offered to pay for th $120 in damage. Meanwhile, 1 customers in the store went o licking their Ice cream cones. Do You Need a Detective Ph. 442-6191 Marriage Wrecker LONDON (AP) -- Arthritis iay be a marriage wrecker ays a report published here 01 ie crippling disease which af 'Cts six million persons ii ritain. The British Arthritis am heumatism Council said mon lan a third of women who pro ided case histories for the re ort had 'failed marriages -- nd many blamed their illness O n e 38-year-old suffere hose husband left her after 1 ears said, "It takes an ex eptional man who can stan he pressure of having a wif ie presure of having a wif vho is slowly deterioratin irough arthritis." Once I met Christ personally found that His plans, His love, :is personality, His truth, etc., .·ere the most magnelic and berating thoughts on earth. In act, the greatest thing that can 11 my mind is thinking about im! He's magnificent! But back to my habit, hinking about Him always rings to mind His teachings i the Bible and questions about vhat He would do in a certain ituation. So, one of my most ultivated habits is turning very situation into a question secret when he slated, "Let the same mind be in you thai was n Jesus Christ." ; " ' Why not develop the habit of thinking like God? I'm an amateur at it and it's still fantastic. My one goal is to gel better and belter. Maybe one day I'll act like a pro occasionally. T can hardly wait! How about you? UA Professors Write Article For Magazine Two professors in the University of Arkansas College of Business Administration are authors of a narticle appearing this week in "Logistics Procedures," a publication of Ohio Slate University. They are Dr. Grant M. Davis, Oren Harris Professor of Transportation, and Dr. L.J. Rosenberg, associate professor of marketing. The article is entitled "The Use of Break-Even Analysis in Logistics Decision- Making." Dr. Davis is also a co-author- along with William P. Jackson, Jr., Washington, D. C., attorney, and Dr. Richard Nordstrom of Western Illinois University of an article 'in the summer issue of the American Business Law Journal. This article is entitled "Destination Bills of Lading for Interstate o God. "Father, what are ou trying to leach me through 'lis?" FOR EXAMPLE, if someone nores me or rejects me God's iiessagc is, "H. D., just think iow many limes you've ignored nd rejected Me!" Or someone rilicizes me and cuts me. My irst reaction before getting mad is thinking how many imes God and His Son are cut criticized. And He didn't deserve it. Usually I do! I was Meaning a diaper out one day n the commode when I laugh- ngly said to myself, "Let's see lim teach me something out of this!" Sure enough, the thought came. "H. D.. just think how many limes I've had to clean up after you!!"^ Certainly my spiritual filth and selfish ways are a more significant mess than a baby's diaper. In Wafer Rates PORT ELIZABETH,. S. Africa (AP) -- Local taxpayers tiave to pay more for water come rain or shine. "If it rains a lot. and we do not need as much water for our gardens, the city council increases the water rate because taxpayers are hot using enough water to finance the council's water account," says Neville Cohen, chairman of the local taxpayers association. "If it is dry, the council increases the water tariff to prevent taxpayers using too much water. How can the taxpayer win?" Murphy To Speak At UA Workshop Charles Murphy of El Dorado, chaiman of the Board of the Murphy Oil Corporation, will speak Monday at the Workshop in Economic Education currently being held on Ihe campus of the University of Arkansas. Murphy will speak on the energy crisis at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Graduate Education Building. The public is invited to his lecture, which is free. Murphy, who also in a member of the state board of Higher Education, has been speaking throughout the country on this subject in recent months.'. The E c o n o m i c Education Workshop is a joint effort of the University, the Arkansas State Council on Economic Education, the state Department of Education, and the Joint Council on Economic Education. Dr. Philip Besonen, assistant professor of education, s director of the Workshop. Subjects being discussed during he meetings, which began July 15 and run through Aug. I, include many topical issues, such ns the energy crisis, health care nlernational trade, poverty, and the economic development of Arkansas. A total of 31 Arkansas school teachers received scholarships lo attend the Workshop. Commerce." It ,discusses. Dr. Davis said, "how a gap in federal law can be filled by t h e Uniform Commercial Code." Award Winner William D. Kelly Jr., a student in the Little Rock Division of the University of Arkansas School of Law, was named as winner of the United States Law Week Award in the School of Law during the past semester, according to Wylie H. Davis, ive scenery. Many in the ISO-member, largely British crew worked on one or both of the movie.s., "Born Free" 'and "Living Free," including Radin and animal - trainer Cheryl Shawv'er, 25, of Santa Monica, Calif. ".' "When other girls wanted dolls for Christmas, I also wanted a tiger," explained Miss Shawver, 'who tends "Arusha" these days. VIDEO VELDT TROOP ~ The 'video veldt troupe also includes a staff anthropologist, a safar leader who doubles a pilot in scouting locations, and Joy Adamson, the series' script consultant. She approves the outlines .of each episode and a slice of the profits from the show goes to the Elsa Wild Animal Fund-'she helped found. ·-.,,. Columbia officials say tho footage .shot for each snow,.'js rushed two times each week'to the Nairobi airport and flown to Hollywood for processing,, editing and scoring with music. ··' "Labor .is not as expensive here -as in the United States, but the logistics are terrific," says producer Radin. "We're 11,000 miles -- 17,600 kilometers -- away from home base. · "Everything's a problem, " " " " to to dean of the School. The Award recognizes "the most outstanding scholastic progress in the field 'of law during the school year" and consists of a one-year subscription to the publication, "law week." from finding enough nails build 'housing for the crew casting, shipping film and getting the guest stars here. · "One of the main problems-is finding qualified Kenyan actors for African roles. We ran newspaper ads and 250 responded. "Of a cast of 14 in the first episode, 10 were KenyansV-.-Jtn the next show, 7 out of 12;'aife Kenyans. In a television series, you've got to change actors, you can't have the same faces all the time. I'm afraid as we go with the series we may run out." Shooting "Born Free" in a studio lot would have been easier, but Radin wouldn't have it. "This show couldn't possibly be done in Hollywood," he said. 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