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   Grand Prairie Daily News (Newspaper) - May 17, 1976, Grand Prairie, Texas                                TEXAS ALLAMERICA CITY GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY NEWS Grand Prairies Newspaper Since 1908 CIRCULATION PHONE 2621329 VOLUME 68 NUMBER 167 GRAND TEXAS MAY 1976 PRICE DAILY 15cSUNDAY ISc On the job future shown in air Daily News Photo SPRING John Moore gears up for another day of chopping down acres of prairie He is a mower for a private spending nine months of the year atop a tractor pulling a brush Outside work but more enjoyable By BOB MERRIMAN Staff Writer People enjoy air That fact was evident over the weekend as hundreds of people gath ered at the Dallas Naval Air Station here Saturday to view the past and the present in The fact was further enhanced Sunday as hundreds more people gathered at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport to watch the present and perhaps the Armed Forces Day brought peo military and civilian to the NAS to view aircraft from as far back as 1918 and as far up as On hand Saturday were a Fok ker an aircraft that for a brief period of time gave Germanys Im perial air force mastery of the skies over Europe in the waning days of the First World The bright red Fokker with its black twin machine guns pointing and help into the sky was complete with pilot in German In contrast with the but flimsy looking a pregnant guppy Lockheed Hudson stood to one side of the its twin fins seem ing as large as the entire The in Royal Air Force appeared prepared again to take to the skies on submarine pa trols and bombing missions as it did in 1940 when Britain had her back to the While the Fokker was the most popular aircraft at the other minions of the sky also got their share of Particularly in addition to the were aircraft of the Confederate Air a group that has brought numerous aircraft of the late 1930s and 1940s literally back to Appearing at the NAS courtesy of the CAF were a Grumman F6 its dark blue paint reminis cent of the days when the stubby fighter drove Japans air force from the skies in the A silver AT 6 the aircraft in which thou sands of World War Two pilots sat near the Grumman An SBD one of tha most dependable and rugged aircraft of the Second World sat its red roundels in the center of white stars marking it a model of the early days of the Hundreds of people milled ar ound the most of which were made and flown long before the spectators were A shiny silver and yellow open cockpit monoplane captured much of the as fathers hoisted chil dren upon its wings for a close look at instruments and other items that make an airplane A tiny red and gray monoplane seemed to seek shelter under the wings of a monstrous Navy trans One of the Navy planes four engines was larger than the small experimental Helicopters were available for By JIM STEWART Staff Writer Every morning when the sun is not obscured by John Moore climbs aboard a big Ferguson trac tor and forges into the green fields surrounded by the A trail of freshly cut clover and prairie grass is strewn Moore left a job working inside a self service station about a year ago to work cutting grass for a man who owns several or brush He prefers the outside job to sitting in an though it is harder I always liked to work out said I was raised on a farm near thats where I learned to appreciate being Working on a brush hog is not for people with Moore said he is allergic to the kind of weed that makes a little cotton That stuff gets up in my nose some times and gets to He and a partner mount up each morning and pilot the brush hogs through the vacant Their current project is to clear off property owned by a large corpora The acreage stretches from South Grand Prairie to Jefferson and large patches of land ar ound Great Southwest To they clear about two square acres per Council going to dogs For those who think municipal government is going to the doss take Youre The Grand Prairie city council will this an amend ment to a city ordinance which provides a penalty for barking dogs According to assistant city attorney Cameron the barking dog ordinance was in need of some revision because the present ordinance is unconstitutlonaly According to the fact that the present ordinance does not stip ulate that the person offended must be of ordinary sensibilities living within the immediate area of the barking dog in the made the ordinance The person of ordinary sensibilities is distinguishable from a per son who might be overly sensitive to loud according to The ordinance also specifies the owner of the dog which creates the unreasonable disturbance must be notified of the distrubance by meighbors or any police office and must have refused to take corrective measures within 24 hours of the Any person who knowingly harbors a loud barking dog is subject to assessment of a fine of from to Wound healing not evident Austin Bureau AUSTINA call from Republi can State Chairman Ray Hutchinson to begin salving wounds caused by the May 1 presidential primary went unheeded at a number of GOP county and senatorial district con It looks like the Reagam forces want to take it said one top GOP By he meant the state con vention and every delegate Texas can send to the GOP National Con vention pledged to Ronald At lot of courtesies were denied at the county and senatorial meet ings held Down in the 15th Dis without a qualm refused to honor a request to GOP convert John Connally to the state conven tion as an alternate The same district also refused to give alternate delegate status to Bill who delivered the keynote address at the and his Pat who is the GOP Na tional Committee woman for The Archers and Conally re mained neutral in the GOP primary battle between Reagan and Presi dent but that appears to mean little to the The action really tickled one of Connallys longtime Democratic Connally is sort of like a mod ernday He still is he is very and he can raise a lot of political In veteran Republican leader Beryl Buckley was left off the delegate Mil burn said she did not seek a but her work as a cochairman of the Ford campaign in Texas would prob ably have denied her a John Tower headed off one controversy late last week when he announced that he would not seek a post as a delegate from Many of the Reagan forces were pre pared to deny him a place if he had not He will go anyway as Fords floor So it went across the F ords forces made only a few in and it appears that the Texas delegation will be locked in tight behind Reagan at the national meet ing in Kansas BICENTENNIAL PLAYS are popular at schools as the nation prepares to cele brate its 200th At Dalworth Elementary The Decision was poroduced by fifth Chris Reeves explains his feelings on the Rev olution to Alicia Patterson and Stacy At Betsy played by Renee shows her flag to George played by Marc Mar and to played by Kim Coordinating The Decision were Doris Williams and Don Jones at At play coordina tors were Ann Katie Pauline Little and jack Van close and visitors took advantage of the chance to step in side a Marine Sea Stallion and an Army CH47 crowds could not get as close to the but excitement was high as the aerobatic team took to the skies over Grand Prai ries The team was perform ing to show people what they can expect when the small aircraft and their pilots go up against aerobats from other nations in the So viet The tiny whippet like airplanes roamed over the smoke pour ing from their bellies to mark their as they performed roll after roll and loop after Seeming to defy gravity and the brightly painted airplanes soared toward the came to a literal then swooped toward the ground only to pull out in a series of movements that would tear the wings from conventional The Confederate Air Force was on hand but this time some of its aircraft were in the Two AT6s and the Dauntless flew over the airport in various forma treating the audience to a sight most had never before seen 40 yearold airplanes brought back to life and the way they were supposed to In a scene reminiscent of var ious war the three droning aircraft came in line astern over the It was a nostalgic a sight that brought to mind things read about but never seen by many It was a piece of Daily News Photo ARMED FORCES DAY saw this CH47 Chinook of the 536th Aviation Company of the Texas National Guard unit at Grand Prairie parked on the apron at the Dallas Naval Air Station Hundreds of visitors to the NAS saw air craft of the 1930s and 1940s as well as modern aircraft including the Chi nook and F4 Phantoms of the Navy and Marine On the inside SWIMMING COURSES have been scheduled by the Red Cross for Grand page 4 SAVING ENERGY can be easy if the home is built along certain lines page 3 TODAY BEGINS National Mailbox and tips are provided in the page 3 JOYCE BROTHFRS talks about adultery and guilt feelings in todays page 4 Comics UPI news Classifieds UPI sports Crossword page 5 page 3 pages 67 page 2 page S Sports Joyce Brothers Womens news TV highlights Horoscope page 2 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