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I I I I roT--IV T:~TT T Th,T("'~ COUNT~r PIONEER iiiiiii ii Postwar Air Freight To Be Within Reach of Every Farmer and Every Community of the Entire Country Trained Pilots and Plenty Of Improved Planes for ,Everyday Needs of All By Walter A, Sbead WNU Wmdflngton Correspondent. How about having those spare binder parts dropped in your farm lot by parachute? Or how about call- img up and having a flying ambu- lance del/ver you to the nearest has- pital for that emergency operation? Or if you are in a hurry for that order you placed, call up and have them deliver it at your gate by helicopter. Ridiculous, you say. Well not so ridlieulous as you may think, for the amazing progress of air transportation during the war is reflected in these very practical steps for a new horizon for com- mercial operations as soon as peace permits. As a matter of fact, the Civil Aeronautics administration in the de- partment of commerce has on file at this moment applications for th~6e and many more new ~:ypes Of civilian air business and these applicatlons afford a stimulating picture of what the plane may soon be doing to advance new progress in American llfe and manner of lie. ing. Old and new hands at the flying game, including many veterans still in uniform, have formed enter- prises now simply waiting for the official green light to serve the pub- lic in many ways that would have been thought ridiculous or visionary a few years ago. For instance, some of the applications include: Flying ambulance and funeral planes . . . armored airships for safe dispatch of currency and other valuables . . . delivery of new auto- mob~les by huge glider trains . . . tank planes for shipment of gaso- line, oil and other liquids . . . bus and taxi service deliveries of medicine, food and of other depart- :rnent store merchandise . . . "fly- y~urself" systems . . . sightseeing specialists . . . plck-up or delivery :by parachute . . . and many others. iThese projects are in addition to applications for wide extension of ~$ervice Into new territories sought by existing airlines and the entry :of others into the fields of feeder, ~ick-up, general express" and cargo ,business. Start New Enterprises. Applicants for certificates for t:these new enterprises cover the :whole range of people who have ,been stirred to action by faith in the ~future of air transportation, In the ~active dockets of the department are "the names of companies and individ- uals with experience in transport- ing parsons and property by air. There are others who have had equally broad background in trans- .portation by steamship, bus, taxi- ~cab and truck and there are still others, such as department store ~owners, who are obviously strong in financial resources, but who have never, perhaps, even delivered their 'own parcels. Then there are the embryo air- ~line magnates, like the man and his wife who want to start an air freight !line between Los Angeles and New York, and for specifications for their fleet, submitted colored cut- outs of a Liberator bomber from a Sunday supplement. As a matter of fact, practically all the applicators b~te in .more or less apologetic ~terms that the applicants have no !planes with which to start business. :But since practically none will be 'available until after the war, they !are all on an equal basis from that ~atandpoint. iq'ne group of applicants who look [ i Photo shows a record shipment of peniciilhl, nearly 3.000 pounds. This is Just one of the many items that will be handled almost entirely in postwar era by the new and existing taxi and air freight lines. J toward peacetime flying business proposes to begin with transport of I with the keenest anticipation and toward whom official eyes will look with greatest sympathy are the sol- diers and sailors, some already dis- charged veterans and others ready to take to the air as soon as they are discharged. Of the 350,000 military pilots which the war has produced, the majority who plan to make aviation their career, see their l~ture as pilots for established airlines. There are, however, many who want to start their own business . . . noth- ing fancy, understand, maybe just a local feeder line. There has been as yet no breakdown to learn just what percentage of the applications al- ready filed are by servicemen, but the percentage is high. A typical one is the application filed only a few days ago by Lt. James Walker Case of Suffer Creek, Calif 28- year-old navy filer. Lieutenant Case wants to start a business flying per- sons and property to all parts of California and Nevada in the most suitable available aircraft, Just as soon as the navy lets h/m go. Taxi Kural Service. There is also the Norsemen Air Transport company, which turns out to be several servicemen who want to continue their, war association by establishing feeder airlines throughout New England. Many of these projects may never see the light of day, but there are applications like that of LL CoL John C. L. Adams, who before be- ing called back to his regular army Job when war came, organized and operated an extensive air service in Panama, He wants to start a sight- seeing business with helicopters or light planes, fanning out in various scenic routes from Cristobai and Balboa, Until he can start work sans u~Iform, his wife, A1b~rta, is getting things lined up. Then there are also a number of women who plan to start airlines on their own. Some of them, Judging from their application papers, have already had successful careers in other Lines of business. There Is An- grline Harris of Rutherfordton, N. C who proposes to start a sehed- uled mail and passenger service linking the smaller towns in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, using either helicopters or light conventional planes. She proposes to land on postoffice roofs or the nearest available vacant lot. Mrs. Wtnitred Lucy Shefferly of Detroit, proposes to run a helicopter taxi service in Michigan and Mrs. T. W. Lanier of El Paso, Texas, Drawing shows plane in full flight plckinf up mall sack. The ~me technique will be available in peace time and regularly routed commer- cial planes are expected to drop and pick up packages while on the wlng. mail and later of persons and property on two circulating routes covering hitherto none too accessi- ble places in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The proposed air ambulance serv- ice, no doubt, had its insgiration from the remarkable operations in evacuation of wounded by the air transport command of the army and navy and the airlines under eon- tract with them. Two applications for this service now on file with the C.A.A. are by long-established undertaking firms, who plan to use the airplanes either as missions of mercy or for burial. One of them is Shannon's of Fort Worth, Texas. who proposes to operate a helicopter ambulance or hearse from their caw to o~ from ~y points within 600 miles; from within that radius to any place in continental U. S. or from anywfiere in the country to within that circle. An exactly simi- ~ar application is on file from W. C. Croy of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Julian Bondurant's Armored Mo- tor service of Memphis would en- large his operation by use of air- planes throughout the south and southwest "on call and demand." The fabulous supply of our motor- ized forces with fuel by airplane in the dash across France and else- where, probably influenced H. L Maul, president of Coastal Tank Lines, Inc of York; Pa to file an application to supplement his fleet of 175 trucks with flying tankers. His ships would carry 3,500 gallons of any kind of bulk liquid commodity in eompartmentized tanks through- out the United States and to Alas- ka, Canada and Mexico. Autos by Air. Delivery of Jeeps and trucks by airplane to the battle lines unques- tionably gave T. P. Geddes of the Automobile Air Freight corporation of Detroit, the inspiration for simi. tar operations in peacetime. Before the war his firm was reputed to be the largest deliverers of new auto- mobiles in the world, by steamship on the Great Lakes and by the well- known super-trucks. Their lake ves- sels the year before the war trans- ported 180,000 cars. Now their con- cern proposes to do rush orders on the same Job with huge cargo planes and glider trailers. They seek a cer- tificate to transport aut0mohilea from the middlewest to anywhere In the United States and to bring back general cargo to that area. Department store deliveries with the helicopter as the favored vehicle is proposed in dozens of applications on file. Perhaps the best known firms include the Hecht Company. Inc of Washington, D. C and the Wlllian~ Filene So~s company of Boston. Both would cover the met- ropolitan area surrounding their cities and would also seek to serve their customers in smaller cities at greater distances. E. $. McKeo~vn, president of the Producers Air Lines~of Toledo, would ,use cargo planes, gliders.~nd heli- copters in the transportation of per- Ishable foods, flowers, drugs, medi- cines and medicine ingredients. A proposed plan of similar~type is that of the Fish Airlines corporation, headed by Charles J. McGowan of New Bedford, Mass which would emphasize rushing sea foods from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to flshless regions of the country. Plane builders have demonstrated that there may be a plane built for every purpose, that has been their record in wartime. And with plenty of skilled operators available, also as a result of the war, it remains to ~ae seen whether or not the Ameri. n public is really ready to try its wings when peace comes. Taxi Firms to Start Air Helicopter Service A number of long established taxi- cab companies, such as Frank Saw- yers' Checker Taxi of Boston, have applied for general air taxi service by helicopter. This field too, has its specialists for at least two opera- tors, who for years 'have transported passeugers between airports and dow1~sown districts, stand ready to per~'m the same function with he/i- eupters. One of them is John P. C~arey, president of the Grand Central Cadillac Renting corpora- than, who furnishes 1Lmousine serv- ice between LaGuardia airport and the Airlines Terminal building in New York, and the other is Joe Ferrant's Airdrome transport which would be at the beck and call of film stars on the west coast. William Edward Hann ofaDetroit, proposes to replace horses by air- planes in the sightseeing field. He has filed application to make it pos- sible for saddle-shy tourists to see Grand Canyon National park, Rain- bow Bridge national monument in Utah and Canyon de,CheRRy national monument, Arizona, by airplane. There are scores of other applica- tions now on file and more are com- ing in daily for new businesses, new and novel enterprises with the use of airplanes. As bf the first of June more than 600 such applications were on file with the Civil Aeronau. tics board. This number will be in. creased at a rapid rate during th~ months following V-J Day, Kathleen Norris Says: Don't Be Someone Else Bell Syndlcate.---WNU Features. f She never saw the beauty at the rolling waves or the brilliance ot the happy crowd o[ soldiers and sailors and their girls streaming up and down the board. walk. By KATHLEEN NORRIS ON'T spoil your life longing for something just because someone else has it. This is a real fault in American women, partly because they have so much, and because their leisure time fats them think about their neighbors. If life was a little more real for us, if grim necessity more often knocked at our doors, we would be cured of this weakness. The women of the Orient don't know it at all. They drive straight ahead, each one planning and working for the com- fort and protection of her own little group, not embittered by the fact that luxury and leisure and all the prettiness of life are denied her for- ever. But the days of many an Ameri- can woman are darkened by con- stant watching and comparin~ her neighbor's fortunes to her own. She doesn't appreciate at all ~nat she has--all that matters is that the Browns have more. For example, I once knew a woman named Sally. She was healthy, beloved, a happy wife and mother. I met her when she had her three small children at the seaside. She and I had rented neighboring cottages for a fortnight's vacation. We were within a block of the shore and all the wild delights of child- hood --~ merry - go - rounds, dodge- eros, popcorn, slides, whirls, mu- seums and sandy beach--were close at hand. Nobody could caU it an aristocratic resort, but it was in- expensive, Joyous and wholesome as cniy the shore can be. Craved for Luxury Resort. However, to Sally, the blight was that she had a friend who had taken her child to Tahoe--remote, refined and, in spots, very dull. But Tahoe is fashionable and Santa Cruz is not, and Sally kept comparing the two places until her vacation was ruined by fretting and discontent. If Sally had been a child, how simple it would have been to .saY, "Now, not another word about Tahoe or what Nancy is doing. If I hear any more of this nonsense, Miss, you go straight to bedI" But Sally isn't a child, so we had to put up with it. She never ~w the beauty of the rolling waves or the brilliance of the happy crowd at soldiers and ~ilora and their g4ri8 streaming up and down the b~ardwalk. She never smiled when everyone was in the glorious salty surf, clinging to life lines, lying wet and breathless on the float. She didn't brighten when we gathered for-a delieious hot breakfast in the coffee shop or took hamburgers and buns down on the beach Not Sally! Nancy was at Tahoe. where everything was elegant and expen- sive. so there was no pleasure for Sally anywhere else. Nancy, as it happens, came back with a bad case of hay fever and her little girl was sent off to camp, but that didn't interest Sally. She continued to remark frequently that she wished the holiday was over. Ninety-nine women out of every hundred in the world would have thought her crazy. Some would have wondered why she wasn't struck dead for ingratitude, stupidity and blindness. Had Almost Everything. For if there are 100 good things for a woman of 30 in this world, Sally surely had 98 of them. Sally had he~ lor ot eighbors. ENVY AND DISCONTENT Foolishly longing for what others have blights the lives o~ many women. That yearning to "keep up with the Joncses" makes life miserable for wom- en who have all the essentials for happiness. If they could only curb their childish envy oI other people who may be a little richer, or more fortunate in some other way, they could be much happier. Sally was one of these silly, discontented women. She had health, beauty, a loving hus. band, three children, and u middle.class family income. But these blessings were in. su~cient for Sally. Her friend Nancy could a~ord to go to an expensive and exclusive resort, for instance. Sally had to go to ~.n ordinary seaside cottage colony. The only di~erence, as few bs pleasure was con. cerned, was the social ranking of the two places. This dis- tinction, nevertheless, bored into Sally's spirit and spoiled her vacation. Miss Norris compares the lot of the average American worn. an with that o] the European or Asiatic woman, for whom life is a constant struggle just to maintain existence in a war. torn world. How trivial would most of the American woman's difficulties appear in such a setting! health, youth, beauty, love, protec- tion and plenty; she had a home, car, water, heat, clothes, food, pleasures, leisure, radio, telephone. gas stove, eIectric light. Sally had wifehood and motherhood, compan- ionship, responsibility, a keen mind, an active body, bright eyes, good hearing, strong legs and clever fin- gers. She had. even in this rented cot- tage. a comfortabIe bed and good books to read; she had white sheets and fresh blankets; she had a strip of garden, the sight of great trees, the nearness of that eternal miracle of healing, the sea, and that other miracle to whieh men have turned since the earliest days of Biblical history--the great line of rising dark mountains. But it is ridiculous to at- tempt to list what she had and it would be tragie to compare it. de- taft by detail, with the bitter need that millions of women overseas are facing. These women, frightened, desti- tute and desperate, have traveled dusty roads looking only for water first, rest and then perhaps a little dark bread and a few boiled turnips or cabbages. They have reassured terrified chSdren, promised them se- curity, shelter, milk and food, only to have the little feet falter, the lit- tle hearts break and the children lie down beside the road to rest, not even rating a grave. They have ~nown that their men were gone for- ever, and with them all the dear old liJ[e of home, garden, kitchen, familiar stove and beds and home treasures--never to be found again. One week with them might turn the mirror around for Sally and let her see not what she hasn't but what she has. Handle Strawberries Carefully Strawberries are scarce, so it you are lucky enough to have some on your menu, handle them with care. Do not wash them until ready to serve. Water clinging to the ber- ries starts unnecessary spoilage. If you hull berries a long time be- fore using, they may soften. If the strawberries must be held over- night, spread them on a fiat plate and store uncovered in the refrig- erator. 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