POWERFUL NEW EYES HELP ARMY
IN IMCKING SPACE - BOUND MISSILES
White Sands Proving Ground, N. M. 1
—A “Peeping Tom” device so power
ful that an observer can see a 12-inch
clock dial on the side of a guided mis
sile 50 miles away now is being used
by the Army at this desert proving
The device—actually a
tracking telescope—is used to spy on
all Army, Navy and Air Force mis
siles launched on this 100-mile-long by
40 mile-wide missile range.
Guided missiles—especially those in
the prototype stage—are extremely
expensive. Because of this, the Army
makes every effort to obtain complete
flight data on each missile from!
launching to impact. The tracking j
telescope—an instrument in which the |
Army combined the techniques of as-,
tronomy and engineering—provides
much of this information.
Other flight path and missile be
havior data are obtained by using
high speed cameras, radar and com
plex radio equipment, and photo-theo
dolites-—combination surveying and
film recording instruments.
To date, many millions of dollars
have been spent for electronic and
other recording instruments to obtain
missile tracking data. An Army of
scientists, engineers, mechanics and
support personnel have spent count
less hours in the preparations neces
sary to fire the missiles and record
Men using the instruments now
available measure the speed of the
missile in flight, the height to which
it ascends, its relative position in
space, and many other important
flight characteristics. They also take
pictures of the missile, “freezing” it in
flight with a camera exposure time of
about one ten-thousandth of one sec
Generally, here is the way missile
tracking data is obtained:
In the early stages of launching and
out to about a mile, special high-speed
cameras using film up to five inches
in width, record the flight of the mis
Beyond this distance, various types
of photo-theodolites are used. Here
the Army took the basic theodolite
and improved it with new type lenses
and controls, so that it now has an ex
cellent photographic instrument which
can track the missile along its entire
The short-range cameras and the
photo-theodolites are supplemented by
tracking telescopes to get readable
images of small missiles travelling at
When missile testing first was un
dertaken, it was natural to use radar
since it had proved its capability of
tracking projectiles in flight during
World War 11. A network of radar
stations now assures continuous con
tact with missiles in flight.
Since 1946, a radio system known to
experts as Doppler Velocity and Posi
tion instrumentation (DOVAP) has
been used to keep tabs on the missile
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, in flight. This system uses a radio'
. signal which is sent to and returned
by the speeding missile, providing a
' sort of “yardstick” to measure the
' progress of the missile in flight.
* I Soon a more complex radio system
! will be in use. It is known as the
| DORAN system. It amounts to four
ik DOVAP systems rolled into one. This
system •—like a speedometer willi
measure the flight of the missile in |
100-mile, 10-mile, one-mile and one
] tenth of a mile increments,
i This system will feed space position
• missile data directly into a high-speed
' electronic digital computer which in j
turn will grind out information desir
| ed in nothing flat.
With equipment of this type, the
, 1 Army has taken far more guided mis
-1 sile measurements than the rest of
j the world put together.
| Hospit?'! Plants j
Patients admitted to Chowan Hospi-j
tal during the week December 28- j
January 3 were:
White —Mrs. Dorothy Adams and
baby girl, Miss Margery Thigpen,
Mrs. Barbara Hughes and baby girl, j
John Small, Mrs. Isabell Gibbs. Mrs. |
Ira Perry, Mrs. Margaret Langley and >
baby boy, Mrs. Doris Alexander, Miss!
Marilyn Spruill, Baby Monte Clifton,
Mrs. Margaret Cash and baby boy,
Miss Annie Jackson, Mrs. Hattie t
i Chappell, Mrs. Priscilla Perkinson and
baby boy, Mrs. Alice Taylor, Mrs.
, Deannie Forehand, Mrs. Rebecca War
’ | ren, George Oleinik, Mrs. Virginia
Garrett and baby boy.
Negro Claretha Lowther, John
Calvin James. Jr., Ronald Dixon, Mat
tie Jordan, Hilda Bembry.
, Patients discharged during the same
[ White—Barney Poole, Mrs. Chris
-1 * tine Byrum and baby girl, Mrs. Susie
; Hudgins, Baby Girl Imboden, Miss
. Margery Thigpen, Mrs. Lois Stokes
and baby boy, Willie Oliver, Mrs.
. Dorothy Adams and baby girl, Mrs.
, Audrey Phthisic and baby girl, Mrs.
, Isabelle Gibbs, Mrs. Barbara Hughes
, and baby girl. Mrs. Irene Dunbar and
’ baby girl. Mrs. Ira Perry Master
, i Monte Clifton. Vernon Moore, Mrs.
, | Margaret Cash and baby boy, Mrs.
i Alice Taylor. Mrs. Hattie Chappell.
Negro—Ellie Robertson. Claretha
' i Lowther and baby boy, John Calvin
[ James, Jr.
' I Visiting ministers for the week of
j January 4-10 are: White, the Rev. H.
jC. Leake. Negro, the Rev. Frank
' J During a class discussion on taxes,
' j the teacher asked Bobby to give her
■ an example of an indirect tax.
“The dog tax,”'he replied.
> “Why is that an indirect tax?”
- 1 queried the teacher.
? “Because.” answered Bobby, “the
? dog doesn’t pay it.”
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1954.
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[ 30,000,000th Chevrolet Greets New Year
1 To observe production of the 30.000,000th Chev-! the left are: E. W. Ivey, administrative assistant;
rolet, officials posed with the milestone car against E. H. Kelley, general manufacturing manager; W.
1 a festive New Year’s background. With T. H. lvcat- E. Fish, general sales manager; E. N. Cole, chief
in n general manager, at the wheel, others from i engineer; and W. J. Scott, executive assistant.
News Afet El’Ss
: In Chowan County
| By MRS. IMOGENE COCHRANE
Home Demonstration Agent
During the winter months is a good
time to do some garden planning. It
takes planning, interest, and intelli
gence to have a good garden just as
it does to grow good crops or to raise
good livestock. Your garden not only
can contribute from S2OO to SSOO to
your income, but what is more im
portant, it contributes to the health
of your family by furnishing them
garden-fresh vegetables and fruits.
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Exemplar of the 1954 Buiclt', yeart-from-now
etyling is this stunning new Suru Riviera -
The instant you see these 1954 Buicks,
you’ll know that something sensational
has happened in automobile styling.
Here is vastly more than the usual model
changeover. Here is vastly more than could
be done just by warming over what Buick
had before. Here is something accomplished
by going far beyond artful face-lifting.
Here is that rarity of rarities—a completely
new line of automobiles.
But Buick didn’t stop with the bolder,
fresher, swifter-lined beauty you see in
raised and lengthened fender sweep—in the
huge and back-swept expanse of windshield
—in the lowered roofline—in the host more
glamor features of exterior modernity.
They upped all horsepowers to the highest
; in Buick history.
They engineered a new V 8 for the Special
and in the process came up with new
Power-Head Pistons that boost gasoline
mileage in every engine.
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CHAS. H. JENKINS MOTOR COMPANY, Inc.
105 to 109 E. Queen Street PHONE 147 Edentort, N. C.
We want to plant enough in the ■
spring for freezing arid canning, but i
j make successive plantings throughout!
J the season to supply the table. “Plan- I
| rung the Garden” which will include I
Ismail fruits, will he the topic for the
Home Demonstration Club meetings
for the month. Be sure to attend the
meetings and let’s start doing some
thinking about those gardens now.
Chowan Club—January 11, 2:30 at
Beech Fork Club—January 12, 7:30
with Mrs. Alma Harrell.
Ward Club—Mrs. Maebelle Wins
low, January 13, 2:30.
Enterprise Club—-January 14, 2:30
with Mrs. Scott Harrell.
Schedule— 4-H Clubs
Friday, January 8, 9:45 A. M. — En-
terprise High School Club.
I Friday, January 8, 11:00 A. M.—
j Rocky Hock Club.
i Monday, January 11, 7:30 P. M.—
I Enterprise local club with Sid White, j
Tuesday, January 12, 8:40 until i
3:oo—Chowan 4-H Clubs.
Wednesday, January 13, 1:00
Edenton Junior Club.
Wednesday night, January 13, 7:30
—4-H County Council at Chowan Com
Negro 4-H Girl Wins
District Canning Prize
Ella Pauline Harris, 13-year-old 4-H
Club member of the St. John com-j
munity, won first prize in the North- j
eastern District in the Junior Can-
the beautiful buy
They brought to market a sparkling new
comer with a famous name, the Buick
Century —a car with phenomenal horse
power for its weight and price—a car with
more pure thrill per dollar than any Buick
And they did all this without change of the
price structure which, for years, has made
Buick the most popular car at its price in
We invite you to come in and inspect these
great beauties, these great performers, these
great buys. Then you’ll see why the Detroit
previewers are already saying, “Buick’s the
When better automobiles are built Buick will build them
ning Contest sponsored by the Sa
vannah Sugar Refinery Corporation.
She received a prize of fifteen dol
lars. Pauline canned 40 quarts of
fruits and tomatoes alone and help
ed can 158 quarts of fruits and vege
tables. Following the rules of the
contest she entered her 4-H record
book and four quarts of her canned
products to be judged.
In her story she said:
“I have been a member of the 4 H
Club for three years. I joined the
4-H Club when I was ten years old.
This year I carried canning as my
project. I enjoyed working on this
project. My mother is a 4-H Club
leader of our club and she helped me.
“We have a large family, so we
have a large garden and have to do
a lot of canning. I helped raise the
vegetables in our garden.
“I am in the Bth grade this year.
I go to Sunday School and Church. I
was secretary of my 4-H Club last
year. I am going to stay in the 4-H
Club and work on some projects as
long as I can.”
Americans Are Using
Mere Edible Fats
Consumption of edible fats—mar
garine, salad oils, vegetable shorten
ing, and lard—has increased signifi
cantly in the years since World War
( IF, the U. VS. Department of Agricul
In 1952, per capita use of fats and
oils totaled 43.9 pounds. This was an
increase of 2.3 pounds over the previ
I This greater use of fats indicates
an increasing awareness of their nu
tritional importance, the report not
ed. Fats have always been Considered
essential in the diet, but formerly em
phasis was placed on their high cal
oric value as a source of energy. Now
it is recognized that when fats from
highly nutritious foods are limited the
diet may be inadequate.
Time to me this truth has taught
(Tis a treasure worth revealing),
i More offend by want of thought
Than from want of feeling.