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Northwist ArkanHis TIMES,'Wed., Aug. 21, FAVETTEVILLE. A R K A N S A S Pioneer Glider Pilot Grounded By Safety Rules Getting Ready For County Fair Approximately 3d lo 35 entile callle Imrns n( (lie Washing- weeds cut and p a i n t i n g iinil Livestock. Show and cminfy exhibitors assisted In ( h e toil County Fairgrounds, Tha general maintenance com- nnr lo tic held Scpl. 10-14. workday held Saturday at tile grounds were cleaned up and plefed in llic liarns for t li e TIMESuholo by Ray Gray) Lads r Lassies Sought For Scottish Group By VIVIAN BKOWN AP Ncwsfcaliires Writer Catling all Scots -- the Mac- Grcgors. Gordons, MacPher- sons, MacDonalds, the clan Campbell and all the rest -- all 22 million of ye American lads and lassies of ·Scottish descent back to the fifth generation: There's a need for your support. That's the message from Lady Hamilton, born Natalie Wales, a true Yankee, in Cohasset, Mass., who is president of the nonprofit American- Scottish Foundation. She"is carrying on the work begun by her Chu late husband, Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, former Tory member of the British Parliament who had rep re sen'ted In- Scolland's, Highland _ _ . ... tenacity, and charm -- Lady Hamilton organized Bundles for Britain in 1830, verness, county. Known for her collecting some $7 worth of goods " f o r million war-ton; Britain, establishing 3,000 chapters and organizing two and a half million workers. "When the Irish came to the Unitetl Slates, they were held together by the 'Catholic Church .The Italians and Poles Little Known Of John Plumbe Early Photographer Of Capital WASHINGTON (AP! -- It is an' irony of hislory that the man ivho tookHhe earliest surviving and remarkably distinct - photographs of the nation's capital is a shadowy, lillle-known lignre. He was John Plumbe Jr., an immigrant who became a prosecuting attorney in Iowa, laler estaglished a chain of thriving photographic studios and died a, suicide at -IS when the govern-! ment rejected his scheme for a transcontinental railroad on a southern route. Five of the daguerreotypes he made about 1846 in Washington and one from Baltimore survive, discovered in a flea market 3,000 miles away 126 years later. . . Although Plumbe was in the business of photographing no- tables, only 3) surviving portraits have been identified. Those include such persons · John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhonn, Henry Clay, Sam llouslon, James K. Polk and , Mrs. Polk, Martin Van Buren, and Gen. Tom Thumb, Ihe P.T. Barhum attraction. An advertisement published · here in 1845 claimed that the Pluinbe National Daguerrian Gallery was established in Boston and New York in 1840. If true, lhat would make Plumbe one of Ihe first U.S. prac- titioucrs of the new art, Mal- ·thew B. Brady, the famous Civil War photographer opened his first studio in 1844 in New York. FAMILIAR COURSE - When Plumbe decided to try his hand in the lucrative Wash inglon field, he look a familiar course. He had his brothel write to a friendly congress man. In December 18-M, Rich ' ard Plumbe wrote to Gen George W. Jones, a prominent - delegate to Congress who helped secure creation of the Wisconsin and Iowa territories. ' · H i s object," Richard Plumbe wrole of his brother "is lo endeavor to get Ihe usi of a committee room in tin Capilol for the purpose of tak ing Daguerreotype miniature* in ... the likenessess of publi individuals lo enrich his gal leries of portraits in New York Boston, etc.. which would much to bring prestige .. ." Whether he. gol the com mitlce room was not discoverei by Alan Fern, chief of the Li brary of Congress Prints ani Photographs Division, and Mil ton Kaplan, curator of his tori cal prints, who recently re searched Plumhe's career. Bn they did find that Plumbe sc up shop within six weeks of th letter as the capital's first pro fcssional photographer. One of the most interesting his daguerreotypes is of the da guerreotype of the U.S. Capito It is a frontal view from th east, showing the copper-coi ered wooden dome which Char les Bulfinch designed for resto ration of the building aflcr th British hurncrl it in 1814. Tha dome was replaced wilh Ih present cnst iron dome, coin pleled during the Civil War 1865. Another shows the Palent Of fice -- to he used nearly years later as a hospital wher Clara Barlon and Walt Whi man helped minister to the Un ion wounded. There are wooc piles, outbuildings and privnt houses. The Palenl Office, re stored in recent years, no houses two branches of th Smithsonian Institution. MORSK WIRKS Two other views are of 111 Ccncrnl Post Office in Hi ame area. One seems at firsl marred by scratches ance ut a close examination shows iem to be wires. Fern apian theorize t h a t they car ed Samuel F.B. Morse's new legraph message from his of cc on Pennsylvania Avenue lo nltimnre. N. Currier, later of Currier nd Ives fame, reproduced ome of Plumbe's photographs, nd Plumbe himself took a opyright in 1846 intending to ssuc a daily series of likencss- of Great Americans, to bo old by subscription. The venture seems lo have ecu a failure and Plumbe fi- lally sold his establishment to is employes,. returning to Du- luque,. Iowa, fie had .settled lore in 1836, after emigrating this country in 1821 from his ative Wales. Working his way Vest, he had worked as a rail- oad surveyor in western Pcnn- ylvania and Virginia before becoming prosecuting attorney or Dubuque County. By 1849 he was on his way to California, where he lived from 850 to 1854, and must have left lis capital daguerreotypes lierc, where they were found o many years later. Plumbe spent a decade for- nuloting and promoting his dea for a transcontinental rail- oatl via a southern route. With mother of his ideas frustrated, le returned lo Dubuque and Committed suicide there ir 857. "He was Ihe embodiment ol he American Ifllh century ad cnlurer: an immigrant, start ng wilh lillle, creating a biisi- vrolc in Ihe library's Quarterly Journal. "lie boasted of employing a staff of 500 at the height of his career. He was involved in two other areas of .significance to he growing nation: rail transmit and prinlmaking . . . But has remained obscure." iad groups to hold t h e m , but ,he Scottish people have hud no one to boosl them even though liey made enormous contribu- .ions.'to the United States. In 'act they were the warp- and woof," siie says firmly. In researching George Washington's Cabinet she found thai /3 per cent of the members were Scots. And Lord Hamiltor ,vas assisled by the U.S. State Department through President Eisenhower's interest, she says, Lo estimate the American-Scottish population. "We want to bring practical cooperation between Americans and the Scottish people. A sec onuary purpose is to obtain a cultural headquarters for Scot land in the' United Stales," she says. As she envisions it, there would be a library, meeting rooms, a restaurant (with al 365 brands of Scotch) and i would provide a residence for important Scottish' visitors. A place, too, for Scots trying tc break into complicated busines: markets -- a headquarters. "It ties in with the fact tha Scotland has no government.' she explained. "My husband a! ways hoped lo see a supple mcntary parliament, a local~as scmbly body that would .hand] local problems as we do in the United Slates. As it is, all Scot land's . a f f a i r s are settled ii London. London must give-per mission for a souse to have c new bathroom, if a new' engim s needed - f o r a little fishihi mat, one's MP. must go to Lou don and plead the case an even buy the engine in London "The issii e is conlroyersia low because of the oil dis coveries off the Norlher coast," she went on. '.Tn Reds Like Mdnnix BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The American detective se- lial "Mannix." shown on Romania television in this Com munist n a t i o n , had its effect. A cartoon in the governmenl paper showed a housewife saying her bedside prayers and asking thai "no harm come to M a n n i x . " The Communist party paper reported! otj a 13-year-old stud e n t , alone at home in (he town of Brailita, when a burglar entered his house. When the burglar l e f t the student trailed him to his l a i r and noled Ihe address. He told the police, who captured the intruder. The paper congratulated the youngster saying "Bravo, Mannix of Bail- Forgets Dishes VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) I'.'s a fine way to give thanks for a free meal. Thieves who broke into the Lincoln High School and took a small a m o u n t of cash from an office and two pencil machines slopped in a home economics room long enough to fix themselves breakfast. "They d i d n ' t even wash tl'.eir dirty dishes," a disgruntled school official complained. kh working with some of the ma jor American oil companies i trying to enlist, their aid i Helping the Scottish- people financing youth centers, provic ing money for colleges in thei edncalional system. Irainin young Scols in Ihe oil business 1 am in an unusual position o being an American woman wh almost the sole spokesma r Scotland in the Unite States." To foster understanding, tl foundation recently brought young Scols to the' Unite Slates for a Iwo-wccks visil guests of ASF members acroF Ihe country. An impressive li of well-known Americans heat up Ihe various committees the foundation. Dr. Grayso Kirk, former president of C lumbia Universily. heads i the education committee. A American-Scottish fashion coir niilfee is being formed and a other subcommittee is in tl field of medicine "because th Scots are famed for their su ;ery," she nolcs. Lord Hamilton had organize the foundation in 1056. In 197 six years afler his death. Lac Hamilton started the Scolti? balls, an instant success, he during Scotland Week (Noven er 12-lfl). This year, an Amei can of Scottish descent who hi made "a great contribution the United States" will be ch sen for an award. An accomplished pilot, f.oi Hamilton was killed with li son when he flew a plane ovi Camaroon and become involve with an "uncharted magnet field." "It was really one of [ho great love stories," she says, describing their first meeting London where .she had gone speak to a group of MPs at t request of John F'oster Dulle "I couldn't think of what I hr wanted lo say when I saw hi enter the room." Afler their m a r r i a g e in IS they lived in London, "a being an American woman she says, she spent a great dea of time at Parliament and with her husband's Scottish constituencies, helping lo see about the needs of Scotland. The American-Scoltish ?'oim- dnlion has aclivc members in almost every slate. A newly formed .. Connccticul chapter recently sponsored a Hunter Classic at Ihe Ox Ridge Horse Show in New Canaan, a day that was highlighted by Scottish festivilies, pipers and lartan cloths on luncheon tables. Although Lady Hamilton's f a m i l y was Welsh and English, there are Scots on a grandmother's side. In any event, her dedication to her husband's cause is !'ns they always say. people who are proselytized to la cause are more ardent than lothers." By RODNEY ANGOVF, BOLINAS, Calif. (AP) -- A pioneer hang glider -- he was doing it in 1907 -- says he might h.ave been cashing in on Hie current fad if the post-Lindbergh safety regulations hadn't put him out of business. Jack Irwin, 82, began making hang gliders out of spruce and rubberized baby ;diaper fabric simply because he wanted to fly and there was no other way. "You had a couple of parallel rods, no straps," Irwin said in recent interview at his home near San . Francisco. "You'd hang on by your armpits and run and jump. If you could last eight seconds, you were flying. "Want to go up, you'd shift your weight back. Go down, you'd hold your feet out ahead. Most flights were 30 to 45 seconds. A few times we'd last a couple of minutes," said Irwiji. Irwin built and sold hang gliders in Auburn, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Then he graduated to light planes. One of his creations, a restored 20-horse power spruce and muslin biplane called t h e Meteorplane will be in a permanent display at the Oakland Museum this fall. During the 1920s. Irwin made about 100 Meteorplanes in Sac amenlo, and shipped parts and]I'm not sore. I wasn't smart. I -tits for hundreds more all over I didn't know ho\y a business was he world. The 240-pound plane "" '"' JI : "'" 1 " '" cosl $1,165 complcle, or $365 in a kil. "You could buy parts for Ihe ...i for $3.50, and you were milding an airplane," said Irwin. "And the next order would come in for the tailpiece for $12. Then a wing for $12.50. Maybe the fellow would get in run, I'm just disappointed," Irwin said, "1 didn't go into aviation to make money. I did it because 1 love it." The Meteorplane, with a motorcycle engine, could go 90 miles an hour and reach 7,000 feet allilude. The one in the museum "would fly right now," Irwin said. "I was going lo fly -rouble wilh his mother and she it myself, but the curator didn t would burn it up, or maybe he want me to. The CAA didn I either." The early birdman's earliest ip, o wouldn't finish it." "Just before World War II, every young fellow wanted to :ly, but they had no money. The men who had money enough to buy an airplane -:hey weren't interested. They figured it was crazy. They would get killed. PROFITABLE YEAR "After Charles A. Lindbergh fascination was with balloons. In 1901 and 1802, he used to watch . a passenger-carrying captive balloon in San Francisco. "But I never had 25 cents to ride it,' 'he added. He once made himself a balloon. It was a big bag made of cast-off, fishnet and old sheets jne day the regular jumper. didn't show up, and the man-. ager, wanted some volunteers. We like a damn fool I snW» sure, I'd jump. I weighed maybe 100 pounds. The 'chule* was made for a man who". weighed 150 more than that. "I went up to 400 or GOO feet* md probably jumped too soon. Anyway, oh was it nice! I,- 'loaled down like a butterfly." He paid me a 520 gold piece". ,he most money I'd ever seen.: But when my folks found out* they put a slop to it." ; flew the ' Atlantic . in 1927, we'which he filled with hundreds were selling airplanes faster of hydrogen-filled children s ler. than we could make them," Irwin said. "There were so many people calling I had Ihe telephone taken out. That year I made 50,000 bucks. That's the . . most I ever made. [flew it into a hill. That was the "But the congressmen waul-[end of that," he said. ed to make aviation safe. They I His one parachute jump ;an regulating. The smaller came in 191)5 at age 12. Every balloons. He rigged up bicycle pedals and a belt-driven propel- "I wenl up about 25 or 50 feel wilh Ihe propeller going. Then '. began outfils couldn't stand I h e expense. A lot of us went under. Sunday, a fellow would jump out of the captive balloon. "But New High Reported MONTEREY, Calif. 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