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Long Beach Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 1, 1947, Long Beach, California Massive Hughes Plane Floats in Harbor SEASON'S a greeting on the official Ing of the Christmas season in Long Beach are Santa Claus self and Chili Hollywood starlet who rode together on the only float in today's Band Review a reindeer and affair designed especially for St Photo British Order Bah on Private Motoring T Nov I gave up an- other of their pleasures forgoing private to by gasoline Under the British latest austerity last midnight a private citizen can't car at all except on estimate that the ban -in 000 pounds or dwindling dollar credits A few hours line motorists armed with cans saucepans and even jugs jammed filling stations determined to get every drop of their rations The effect of tho travel ban will be to confine the Briton more closely to his unheated home where once he could find some solace In an extra serving of lea Now there Isn't tea either That recently was cut to half a pound adequate for the Inhabitants of this nation of traditional tea drinkers Abolition of the basic petrol ration enough to drive 180 miles a month aroused of op- position Court Tests Loom on Reds Signing BULLETIN DETROIT Nov l R J Thomas vice president the C I O United Auto Workers denied today that top the big auto union to sign munist affidavits under the law WASHINGTON Nov 1 The tions Board today began winnowing through hundreds of last-minute union with the Non-Communist vision of the Act Just under the was the big Q United Auto ers Union board reversed a previous stand and the N L R B that the necessary be filed as soon as possible The A F L United Mine Workers headed by John L Lewis the C 1 O steelworkers were left out in the cold by their own choice Both stood pat past last mid- night's deadline on their refusal to flic the non-Communist pledges and financial statements required by the This means that the U W mem hers and the ers are barred from services of the NLRB Tho stepped in at the with a challenge expected to groundwork for court test of the power to make the nist rule stick the steelworkers questioned the authority to 22 already pending cases involving union petitions lor collective bargaining rights Kin Post Reward for Missing Man LOS ANGELES Nov 1 Relatives today offered ward for information leading to finding Dr William E Keating 28 dead or alive Keating disappeared Oct 21 at Lake Arrowhead Seattle's Wettest October Observed SEATTLE Nov 1 The wettest October in Seattle weather bureau history dripped to the end A rain amounting to 88 Inch for the 24-hour period raised the October total to proximately inches compared with a normal of 2.84 The pre- vious October record of 5.73 was In 1943 Wide Peru Area LIMA Peru Nov 1 UP A strong earthquake shook Lima oh this All Saints Day holiday and extended a wide section of Peru i Two children were injured verely at 115 miles east of when they wore trampled by pers from a cathedral The walls of Huancayo buildings were However no reports of ties were received here Many Inhabitants oJf Lima were visiting cemeteries to decorate graves when the tremor occurred about 10 a m The felt at Iquitos some 650 miles northeast of Lima and also at Huancavelica City 140 miles southeast of the capital Missing Steamer Hunted MEXICO CITY Nov 1 m The Navy today ordered a sea and air search for the Honduran steamer Lloyd IV reported missing since she left Amapala Honduras for Salina Crux on the Pacific side of same ship was missing last year ahd had to be towed to LOIS G VOL 274 LONG BEACH 12 NOVEMBER TELEPHONE CENTS H O M E EDITION Four Daily HALF MILLION SEE LONG BEACH BAND EVENT Ship Readied for Taxiing Rudder Misses Steel Framework By EDSEL Hughes lying boat the waters of Long Beach Harbor today after clearing its dry dock at a m plane at noon still lay Between the two concrete ties extending from the dry dock had used the jetties to tow the the dry docks Tugs were to be attached huge plane to tow it but the harbor Droper when and of his the towed out- of the dry docks In an operation which required proximately a halt hour Spectators held their breath when the gates were opened the ocean current and a slight breeze started the giant Hying boat gently pitching and rolling The towering rudder swung back and narrowly missing a tall steel framework near by which had held the ship's canvas covering during tion work Water was pumped into the and let in through In- lets dock gates this of on and a m the craft was within the docks The dock gates were then ered and the ship began moving out into the harbor Twenty-five Washington D C newspapermen arrived by plane sarely in time to witness the opening of the Hood gates The 25 press correspondents Joined 50 other newspaper radio and newsreel men covering the mentous launching of the biggest plane In the world At 12 o'clock to the entire press for ing the plane just outside docks where it was still held in check by land tractors He said that the breeze which had gained intensity had changed tions to cause the delay but rine tractors which are small tugs had the situation well in liand TOWERING CRAFT While the huge ship lay and swaying gently with the current Hughes left the control room and came to a temporary flying bridge the ship for handling it on the surface The plane ered high over numerous small which were kept at a distance by the Coast Guard Tomorrow morning huge craft Is scheduled for its first water taxi tests provided that preliminary floating test meets expectations Coast Guard patrol boats were on duty around the dock today and tomorrow they will the vast water runway inside the breakwater to keep all other path Hughes himself will be at the controls in the taxi tests when the big ship is expected to roar along at 80 knots History was being made be- cause this is the biggest machine ever plated T Nothing has even approached It It is designed to carry 700 infantrymen The famed German-built built in the and was in her day could Continued on Page Col 7 HUGHES JUST BEFORE in the seat of h i giant wooden flying boat before it became water-borne this morning in its Long Beach dock The movie plant to take the huge ship on water taxi tests tomorrow in the local harbor juit inside the breakwater The under construction for four and a half years has cost about and ii the subject of a Congressional Ship Will Shift Newsmen were a little jittery and guards and others at the Howard Hughes boat dock expressed some concern this morning when a the through Santa Flavia moved the channel entrance within less than yards o the plane Aboard the freighter was 450 tons of dynamite The Coast Guard said it had approval for the ship to move into the i Tremendous Power Needed to Manage Big Plane's TOE LOUIS and Jack could not control U this Howard Hughes told 50 members of the press this morning prior to thp towing of the giant flying boat Hercules out of its dry dock The millionaire sportsman and plane builder explained that it takes pounds of effort to move the huge plane's However a booster system multiplies the efforts 200 times he said Hughes spoke to the newsmen as water was pumped into the drydocks in which the a South American port The Coast Guard boats patrolled the water around the freighter as it passed the Hughes dock and the guardsmen remained on duty when freighter docked Amar said Santa Flavia would lave to move right a way from icr proximity to boat Hercules Thq port manager said th it ar- rangements for the Santa here were made several days ago before he was going to rush tests of the plane previous 10 the Washington hearings are scheduled shortly The port manager declare f that the ship brought dynamite in here permission of Coast Guard and ment and the operators of the vessels are conforming to new and regulations adopted by this port and other similar rests The plane then was moved out into the harbor Every precaution has been Laken to prevent the remote of leakage through the hull Hughes said The plane was scheduled only for a fsw hours of tests so that it could be brought in on the early afternoon tide he told the reporters this morning DIFFICULT TASK is quite a problem getting in and out the the ports following disaster the Texa City However Fr nk S Sandeman said he had pretested last night against the freighter to dock but permission was granted Plane Tested SAN DIEGO Nov Aircraft day ran engine tests on its passenger military trans- port largest plane in the world The engine and expected to take three first flight was scheduled for before Thanksgiving Great is estimated at an The taxied out side A and Victory Pier within the big federal breakwater enclosing Long Beach Harbor Port Manager E J Amar re- assured Hughes that every pre- caution would be taken against incident in connection with the presence of a reported 450 of dynamite in the Grace Line 600 feet from the plane The Santa called in hero at m and moored the plane at coal docks where she is cargo in to the dynamite and other cargo veteran airplane builder and at northern points She sportsman said Marine tractors stood by morning as a precaution against shifting of the ship by the wind Hughes said in case of leakage the ship would be back by 2 p m zit the very latest but it was hoped to have it back by 12 or 1 p m He added that it was probable that if no de- trie ship would be moored out in the harbor for the night We want if to learn we docking Hughes said At 8 a m tomorrow we expect to begin taxi tests which will last until about 3 p m He said taxi tests will be made any where from 20 miles an hour up but because so many questions are posed in this ex -ship he has no nite idea of what speed he will reach this first day In answer to questions ing a from the base to Washington D C Hughes said he was not going in lor that type of showmanship He said that would be copying Sen referring to recent public announcements of the ator who has been criticizing the letting of contracts for the ship He said that the speed is tentatively scheduled to sail tomorrow for Central and South America Arrangements were being made today to pick several cameramen men and radio broadcasters for a ride in the plane during the taxi tests The fortunate ones or who knows were- reportedly to be picked by drawing lots Weather Halts Piper Fliers ADAK Aleutian Island Nov 1 fliers George Truman and Clifford Evans awaited favorable weather today before taking off in their Piper Cub airplanes for the 1300 miles to Anchorage on the kan mainland They hope to arrive in Los Angeles by the end of next week The two ships landed here r Nov 1 MB Man o America's best known thoroughbred died at the Faraway Samuel D dle this afternoon Patrick manager of the farm said attack caused the death The famed horse once In races completed ca reers as a runner and as a ion siring the winners money than any other horse Man o War was 30 years and old He was born on March 19 1917 The best known and perhaps greatest of American thor Man o War caugh the fancy of the racing public as have few horses in turf His was synonymous with racing like Babe base ball Joe Louis and boxing Big Red three ca the turf In the stud an attraction to thousands of horse lovern and the public Starting as a two-year-old In 1919 he lost only one of his 2 starts established five world rec won to becom the first to eari or more on the track H was retired at the close of hi three-year-old campaign Man o War sired the of more money than any i other American sire living or dead Pirate Sinkings Unconfirmed CANTON China Nov 1 within minu about 3 minute of each other yesterday after a flight of three hours and 25 minutes from Shemya one of the westernmost islands of the ridden Aleutian chain Units Santa Pin-up Parade Seventh Review Ushers in City's Yule Season v By VERA WILLIAMS came triumphantly wilii ha arrival of Santa anel he seventh annual Review Long salute to the gentler man from the North An estimated young old and nit all exuberant and Jink to see Santa thronged theT treats for the parade of 60 nd drum and bugle corps or two through he Beaming from a In hat sounded oddly like Dick shouted Hello ne children and I'll be back on Christmas Eve It not clear Claus great joy vas because of his fait rom the North Pole and warm welcome in Long Beach or because snuggled against him lit he sleigh scat sat Chill Williams motion picture player ind favorite GI pin-up girl umed as a polka-dot girl alaa at the crowd and added to he festivities In the reviewing stand ore Dec an Blvd sat high-ranking Navy and Marine Corps municipal and school officials and civic leaders of Long Beach arid towns Among these Vice Adm Walter Si commander of and cruisers of the Pacific Rear Paul Hendren dant Navy Base Terminal Island and Maj Gen L E Woods com- manding general of the Fint Marine Aircraft Wing at El Toro Marine Base Downtown windows for the occasion with displays of Christmas Floods which Santa Claus Is slated to place in stockings or their counterpart on Christmas Eve Aerial bombs launched the headed by Long Beach motorcycle police and the Junior Traffic Patrol Bicycle Corps Then came the Victor Motorcycle Corps In blue uni- forms trimmed with gold Continued on Page CoL Living Cost Nullifies Wage Cains WASHINGTON Nov 1 Labor Department showed today that prices more than wiped out increases gained by the nation's average factory worker between 1942 and last Sept The department revealed that despite wage increases the age worker actually lost In buying power in the period ended Sept 1 In a statistical survey of the wage-price relationship the de- deflated weekly wage figures to show what they would have bought in 1939 which The independent China newspaper Tai Kwong Po today quoted a wireless report from 250 miles of here an unidentified American warship sank five nese pirate ships east of chowan The report said all the pirates perished The newspaper gave no date for the report not confirmed elsewhere American authorities here said they had no knowledge of such an incident economists consider last real peacetime year It came up with The average factory worker with three dependents had a home pay of a week In 1942 It would buy only what would have bought in 1939 The same worker had a weekly pay of last Aut gust This was a dollar of over the 1942 average but the department Mild It would buy only what would bought In 1939
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