Kingsport Times Newspaper Archives Oct 15 1953, Page 14

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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - October 15, 1953, Kingsport, Tennessee6-b thursday oct. 15, 1953 Kingsport times old time Telegraph Kartellos covering first he s proud Kite janitor at Holston Auto sup ply company poses with some the types automobile maintenance equipment handled by the local store. Visitors at the open House this week end will see these and other lines supplies and equipment. Canine fire prevention Empire Ore. Rusty a Cocker Spaniel owned by War Ren Murphy Empire is a dog a Ned Good substitute for a fire prevention Crew. You can t drop a lighted cig Arette Cigar and walk away when Rusty is around. Murphy has trained the dog to combat such carelessness and he does it effectively if sometimes Perll Sously. The dog will immediately pounce the stub and Bat it with its forepaws. If that does t extinguish the stub Rusty then Rolls it picks it up in his Mouth and after proper saliva treatment spits it out. By Barman w. Nichols Manteo n. C. Up our communication system was a Little shaky Back in 1908, when the Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright showed the world again that Man could Fly like a Bird. At nearby Kitty Hawk sat a w. Drinkwater a Veteran Teleg rather. Five years before old Alt had sent the first message the successful flight. It was a simple wire to Catherine Wright sister the flying Brothers in Bayton o., saying that the flight went off Okay and they would be Home by the experimental flight was made dec. 17, 1903 and the newspapers generally thought the Wrights were out their minds and re fused to waste Money cover age. By 1908, there was a change mind among the minds the newspaper business. Drinkwater had problems his own. He was operating the Only Telegraph line available Over a coast guard weather re porting Hookup. Editors were not concerned about the fact that Here was a threat rain in Florida. Did the Wright flying machine get off the ground and where did she crack up the reporters the Day were a hell for leather Crew. They fought hard to get their copy the wire ahead the other Guy. One Feller that Day gave me a lot the old Teleg a rather now 78, said. After thei plane got off he came dashing in. The wire was Idle. He had t done his Story yet. There was a Sears Roebuck Catalon in the office and he picked it up ripped out a few pages the harness Section and said to Start Send ing. I was so dumbfounded that i All for a Quarter a cent a word there was not much to after a time while the new York reporter was Busy hand writing his Story his editor broke in with a message that went something like this Harry i sent you Down there to cover something about an air plane. We know All about names and bits and Krupper and things with the fringe top. Get off the bottle and the the reporter finally did. Alf Drinkwater is a gentle Man the old school. He runs the Western Union office Here from his living room. There Are two those newfangled Tele types but he won t touch pm his daughter does. Whenever he is called upon to Send a message these Days up goes the Morse wire. I Don t use any code system. I Send things by the word. I can still do 40, 45 words a minute but some these Young punks around Aren t fast enough to copy it Down at the other end the doctor gets the Bird Oklahoma City pair redbirds has set up House keeping and started a family in the vines Over the Home a. C. Hirschfield Here. The protective Redbird Mother dive bombs any one using the front door coming near her nest fledglings. So the Hirsch Fields have been forced to come and go by their rear door. But the doctor and his family brought their predicament. Members the Audubon society they have been putting out strings and Excelsior for their Bird friends and free tid bits food. The redbirds took the hint and just settled Down. Our Best wishes to Holston Auto Supply Auto body reconditioning methods Minnesota mining mfg. To and toxic butt Wilms Holster Auto Sipply company Al Iii and representing Proto tools i times news classified ads get results congratulations to our bed to Holston Auto Supply its spectacular record growth co. Ppm their 7th anniversary and grand opening Friday and saturday oct. 16-17 Toledo be sure to ask for it by the Brand name amalie at your favorite dealer. Motor parts Chassis parts world 6 a l i e the Oil amalie motor oils and lubes

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