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Entered" as aecond class matter
November 15, 1934, at Post Office
it Hertford, North Carolina, un
der the Act of March, 1879. -
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1952
U.S. Firm Buys Jets ,
Pan-American World Airways" re
cently became the first U. S. com
mercial airline to buy jet passenger
airliners. The Airline also became
the first American air carrier to go
outside the United States to buy
airliners for regular service.
The U. S. airline announced it nad
purchased three British Comets,
which are to be delivered late in
1956. Thus, it will be five years be
fore any of the commercial jet trans
ports will be put into service by the
U. S. airline.
The history-making announcement
by the U. S. company emphasizes the
technical lead now enjoyed by British
aircraft builders over y. S. builders
in the jet field. ' Contrary to. what
many think, this lead is not a- post
war lead but one which has prevailed
since the beginning of jet develop
ment.- Durtnjr World War H, both
the German and British aircraft in
dustries were ahead of the U. S- in
dustry in this field, and, apparently,
the British have never lost their con
siderable lead. U. S. companies alt
tribute the British advances in- com
mercial jet transport 1 to their own
preoccupation with demands made by
the Korean war, but this is not al
together the answer. ' , ' ' "
The serious threat which now faces
the U. S. aircraft industry, which has,
in recent years, designed and built
most of the planes used by the various
airlines over the world, is that Brit
ish companies will replace American
companies as the foremost builders
of transport aircraft as the jet age
comes into being. 'U. S. companies
are not expected to let this challenge
pass unanswered. Thus, the next few
years should see a bit of scrambling
in the jet field by the major U. S.
aircraft builders,. ( ';
A recent bulletin of the National
Retail Dry Goods Association discusB
ed the trend toward night openings by
department stores to increase their
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in. a, report on me Asaociauuu
latest national survey, it was shown
that of 258 cities studied, 213 of them
observed one or more night openings
as a prevailing practice. This repre
sents an 83 per cent average, which
is 5 per cent higher than the average
in 1950, which was 78 per cent.
The survey also showed that two
night openings a week for downtown
stores was a prevailing practice to-
' day in some cities and that in others
it was a mixed practice. The idea
behind the night openings is to. meet
customer demand for evening shop
ping opportunities for those who work
during daylight hours.
The general concensus of opinion is
that in the large cities, downtown de.
partment stores provide a much-need
ed service by opening on at least one
night a week. However, the National
(Retail Dry Goods Association bulle
tin warned? that stores in smaller
towns, and in rural areas, should not
copy the trend which has developed
in many of the cities, without study
ing the local needs thoroughly. :. Ac
curate and realistic appraisals of cus
tomers' shopping requirements should
be taken into account and the need
Ifor night shopping, it is said, may not
be great in smaller towns and rural
. The -delivery of mail by helicopter
in New York was started recently,
when a helicopter lifted itself off the
runway at La Guardia rairport and
headed for New Jersey. ' , The route
takes the helicopter from the airport
to Newark, Newersey, ;to the New
York international Airport and back
to La Guardia.
The "skybus," as the helicopter is
called, carries about 8,000 letters and
cufla the time required for delivery
between th points considerably. ; ;
New York is the first city to em
ploy helicopter service. ; Helicopters
were put Into use some years ago in
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juonuun mm nave otseu uacu vise
where. They have been landed, in
'some places, atop postoffice buildings
Wuth fiat roofs, though the Now 'York
helicopter run utilises airports only as
stopping points. ' ' - - -
. Vivh the advent of faster helicop
ters, which could hop between cities
cn very rapid schedules, t"s nee of
l l.d ; rv
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..;S answer. Because tuey-wouIJ re
quire no luxurious airport, " wLkh
many small towns cannot afford, the
helicopter has a considerable advan
tage over other types of aircraft.
The disadvantage so far has been
that helicopters did not have suffi
cient speed. This handicap is now be
ing overcome and the day when heli
copters "carry the mail" may not be
far away. ... :. . . , ; ;
Fd To Dim Li. aits
Law Requires Motorists
To Dim Lights When
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their headlights when meeting other
vehicles, says the North Carolina Mo
tors Carriers Association. -'
Association president, M. Webster
Henry of Rocky ' Mount, states that
failure to dim lights stemB both
from ignorance and carelessness.
"Let me say," Mr. Henry reminded,
"that the state law in this matter re
quires every motorist to dim or de
flect his lights when another motorist
"Far more important than the legal
responsibility is the fact that lower
ing lights when' meeting oncoming
traffic is a necessary courtesy. Every
driver thinks other drivers should
do it, anyway." - . " s
The trucking industry official stat
ed that in some cases a driver bother
ed by high lights of an oncoming car
tan flash his own headlights once' or
twice as a reminder to "Mr. Bright
Eyes." He went on to warn that
two wrongs dont make a right and
that a driver should never attempt to
'"pay" back" , Mr. Bright Eyes by
switching his own to the high beam.
One of t..
TO SAFEGUARD CONTROL pr THE J
PUBLIC PURSE STRINGS 6VTHE'
PEOPLE, THE FRAMERjS OF THE
CONSTITUTION CAVE POWER. TO
ORIGINATE APPROPRIATIONS AND
REVENUE BILLS EXCLUSIVELY TO THE
HOLSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
THIS ASSURED US A VOICE. Ut
THE DECISIONS THAT AFFECT
So ip we shout for. Government economy and denounce'
' EXTRAVAGANCE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME PRESS FOR FAVOR
FOR OUR SPECIAL INTERESTS OR OUR COMMUNITIES; WS
CANNOT ESTATE r.3C?ONSIBILITV FOR. THE RESULT. .
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More than $10 billion in lansed GI
term Efe insurance win be lost for
ever under present, laws miles the
1,200,000, veterans who have oermit-
)ted their policies to lapse reinstate
them before the terms expire during
me next 14 montas.
Veterans Administration, in releas
ing- this statement, gaSd the: policies
involved are lapsed . term National
Service Life Insurance CN1SUI) that
were issued to two groups of World
War M and post-World War II vet
erans. . ' " , : . ' ..
The two groups are: v
1, The 1,100,000 World War ' '!?
veterans who took out term . NISLT
policies whole they wer in service
during the last two .months of 1944
and all of 1945; and,
2. The: 100,000 World War II and
, flonWWorlid War 11 veterans who i
took out -j term NSL1 policies , while
they were in .service during- the last
two months of 1947 and all of 1948. '
The first group of 1,100,000 vet
erans have 8-year term policies and
the, second group of 100,000 veterans
have 5-year term policies. (Both
terms expire sometime during the last
two , months of this ygar or during
next year, depending on the anniver
sary date of each policy. v
If veterans in either group do not
wish to lose this coverage altogether,
they .must reinstate their policies be
fore the ; terms expire. Otherwise,
they .will not be eligible for further
Gil life insurance coverage' under Pub
lic Law 23, 82nd Congress. , ,
(Reinstatement of tapsed term poli-i
ciea may be accomplishekl by applying1
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