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The Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL, Thurs., Jan. 21, 1926:
p. 1, c. 7 -

BIRMINGHAM FAILS
        TO GET AIR ROUTE
        ---------
Postmaster General Rejects
        Only Bid Received On
                Mail Service
        ---------
        WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.-(AP)- Postmaster General New Thursday
rejected the bid of the Roscoe-Turner Airways, Inc. of Birmingham and
Sheffield, Ala., for the contract air mail route between Birmingham,
Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago.
        The corporation was not able to complete successfully its
arrangement.  The bid was only one received for the service and air mail
officials said that unless there were strong demands it would not be
advertised again.
        Dr. Courtney W. Shropshire was president of the Roscoe Turner
Airways, Inc., and Maj. Sam Kendall was secretary treasurer.  Roscoe
Turner was vice president and operations manager.
        The company was organized some months ago with the specific
purpose of submitting a bid for the air mail service between Birmingham
and Chicago and planned to run in connection with Muscle Shoals, where a
large real estate development is under way.
        Dr. Shropshire said Thursday that the company could not get
sufficient guarantee of tonnage to justify the operation of the line and
that further negotiations were impracticable.



The Florence Times, Florence, AL, Thurs., Jan. 21, 1926:
p. 1 -

ROSCOE TURNER BID FOR MAIL REJECTED
        ------------
     Washington, Jan. 21.  (UP) -- Postmaster-General Harry S. New today
rejected the bid of Roscoe Turner Airways, Inc., to operate the proposed
Chicago to Birmingham air mail route.  The company did not submit
sufficient proof of financial backing to carry out operations.
     This is the second bid rejected for this route.  It has been
advertised twice and one unacceptable bid received each time.
    It is probable that the route will not again be advertised unless
Chicago, Birmingham, and the other cities on the route, Indianapolis,
Louisville and Nashville, show further proof that they need this service,
air mail officials said.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #8, Thurs., February 25, 1926:
p. 7, c. 6 -

        Mr. and Mrs. Abe Turner are receiving the congratulations of
their many friends upon the arrival of a fine 10 pound boy in their home
Wednesday night.  The young gentleman has been christened Walter Robert
Turner.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #8, Thurs., February 25, 1926:
p. 8, c. 4 -

        Robert Turner who is with the Western Union Telegraph company
with headquarters at Atlanta, spent Sunday and today with his parents in
Corinth.  He has just returned from Florida where he has been for his
company.  He is leaving tonight for Atlanta.


The New York Times,  Wednesday, March 17, 1926:
p. 38, c. 7 -

PLANE TO TAKE GOWNS TO ATLANTA.

        GARDEN CITY, L.I., March 16.- Five big boxes of Paris gowns,
consigned to an Atlanta, Ga., department store, Davison, Paxon, Stoke &
Co., from R.H. Macy & Co. were loaded on the Yorktown, the new
sixteen-passenger Sikorsky transport plane at Roosevelt Field tonight.
The gowns will be taken to Atlanta, according to plans, within nine
hours, starting at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning and making two half-hour
stops- at Langley Field, Virginia, and Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The
gowns weight 600 pounds.


The New York Times,  Tuesday, March 30, 1926:
p. 13, c. 2 -

    VANDALS WRECK AIRPLANE.
            -------
Motors on Sikorsky Plane Ruined,
  Delaying Return From Atlanta.

        ATLANTA, Ga., March 29 (AP).- Hapeville and Atlanta police today
were seeking vandals who ruined one of the motors on the Sikorsky plane
which came here several days ago from New York with a consignment fo
Easter finery.
        As a result of their work it will be several days before the
plane can return to New York, as a new motor will have to be sent here
and installed.
        Captain Roscoe Turner, who piloted the plane here from New York,
said loose nuts and bolts placed in the cylinderhead of the motor had
resulted in the pistons being torn out and the motor ruined during a
flight Saturday afternoon.



The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #14, Thurs., April 8, 1926:
p. 8, c. 8 -

     Roscoe Turner, with his big sixteen passenger airplane is expected
from Atlanta at Sheffield Sunday morning.  From there he will go to St.
Louis, having a number of passengers on this flight.  Mrs. Turner is
expecting to leave tonight for Sheffield where she will join Mr. Turner
and his party, one of whom will be Asa Chandler, Jr., and make the trip
to St. Louis, where he will do some specialty work.


The New York Times,  Monday, April 12, 1926:
p. 13, c. 3 -

     SALESMEN HERE BY PLANE
            --------
 Come From St. Louis on Tour of
Inspection of Clothing Co. Plants.

        Carrying six salesmen of the Curlee Clothing Company of St.
Louis, a Sikorsky, sixteen-passenger airplane, arrived yesterday at the
air mail station at Hadley Field, near New Brunswick, N.J., from St.Louis
after making stops at four stations en route.  The plane, piloted by
Roscoe Turner, left St. Louis late Friday afternoon and flew to Dayton,
Ohio, where one salesman landed.  Other stops were made at Bellefonte,
Pa., Harrisburg, Pa., and Middletown, Pa.
        The flight will be continued to Roosevelt Field, Mineola, where
the New York representative of the company will alight, after which
M.N.Franklin, sales manager of the company, who is in charge of the tour,
will inspect the company's branches in the New Enland cities as far as
Portland, Me.


The New York Times,  Sunday, April 18, 1926:
p. 25, c. 2 -

      COMMERCIAL PLANE BACK.
             --------
Delivers Goods for Macy's In Atlanta
    ----Makes 3,000 Mile Flight.

        ROOSEVELT FIELD, L.I., April 17.  The twin-motored Sikorsky
biplane S-29-A arrived here late today from Boston, completing a
3,000-mile flight which took about five weeks.  The purpose of the trip
was to transport a consignment of goods to Atlanta, Ga., for R.H. Macy &
Co. of New York City.
        Among the cities visited were Washington, D.C.; Fayetteville,
N.C.; Atlanta, Dayton, Ohio; Middletown, Pa.; Albany and Boston.  Roscoe
Turner piloted the plane, and brought with him from Boston two mechanics
and passengers.


The Florence Times, Florence, AL, Tues., May 25, 1926:
p. 1 -

TURNER FLYING HUGE AIRPLANE OVER DISTRICT
        ------------------
World's Greatest Ship to be Seen During the Afternoon
        ------------------

     This afternoon at five o'clock residents of the Muscle Shoals
district will again have the opportunity of seeing the world's largest
airplane in action.  Roscoe E. Turner, who arrived at noon yesterday from
Atlanta, will give an exhibition flight for the benefit of the local
people.
     Turner came here enroute of Corinth, Miss., the home of his wife,
where she will recuperate following a serious operation performed in a
hospital at Atlanta, Ga.  The attending physician advised against making
the long trip by rail.  She was conveyed to the aviation field by
ambulance yesterday morning and placed aboard, the trip being made to
Muscle Shoals in slightly more than two hours.  An ambulance met the
plane here and made the final trip to Corinth without mishap.  She was
attended on the flight by the physician and nurse.  the flight was
terminated here because of inadequate landing field at Corinth.
     Since leaving the district several weeks ago Turner has travelled
through most of the eastern states and his big plane has attracted
widespread attention.  He states that he never misses an opportunity to
advertise Muscle Shoals and would be pleased for the local people to
christen the big vessel 'Miss Muscle Shoals' so as to get additional
publicity.
     Captain Turner is one of the few aviators who have ventured into
commercial aviation and has made a success.  He has been assisted by H.
C. Curlee, a multimillionaire of St. Louis, who is an ardent advocate of
flying and practices it by taking flights himself and transporting his
sales force from one section of the country to another by airplane.
     The popular airman states that he was forced to leave the district
temporarily because of inadequate landing field for his giant plane and
because of the limited traffic to be secured here, but that Muscle Shoals
is his home and comes first in his plans for the future.  He is now
contemplating the establishment of a through passenger and express
service from New York to Atlanta and states that if he is successful he
will include this district in his route in order to bring visitors from
the east who desire to inspect Muscle Shoals.
     Turner's airplane provides accommodations for eighteen passengers
besides ....


The Florence Times, Florence, AL, Wed., May 26, 1926:
p. 1 , c.  -

TURNER TAKES CROWD IN AIR

     Shoals Aviator Leave for Atlanta on Way to New York -- Captain
Roscoe E. Turner left this morning in his huge eighteen-passenger
airplane for Atlanta after spending the past two days in the district.
He will leave Atlanta for New York on a non-stop flight early tomorrow
morning.
     Yesterday afternoon he gave an exhibition flight over the district
in the big plane with ten passengers and his two mechanics.  H. W. Hall,
photographer for Fox News, was in the party and took moving pictures of
the points of interest which will be shown in the theaters throughout the
country.  Four members of the Times-News staff were also in the party,
Miss Lee Mansell, Mrs. R. J. McKinney, A. B. Camper and W. P. Williams.
     Turner stated while here that he was anxious for the people in the
district to known the men responsible for the development and increased
interest in aviation, who made possible the bringing to Muscle Shoals the
world's largest passenger airplane. They are:  Messrs. Hal Richeson,
Russell Ray, Sam Basil, George Basil, Thurmond Harris, Joe Jacks, L. M.
Parrish, Chas. Sumner, Sam Roden and Dr. D. T. Boozer.
     Mr. G. P. Nickolopoolos, of Shefield, gave an airplane party Tuesday
afternoon, taking a group of his guests up in the huge eighteen passenger
plane of Captain Turner for a ride over the Muscle Shoals district.
     In the party were Mrs. Nickolopoolos and three children, Mr. B. R.
S. Adams, Mrs. J. O. Robinson and Miss Robinson, Miss Gary, Mrs. E.
Coffey and Major Boults.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #21, Thurs., May 27, 1926:
p. 2, c. 3 -

TRIP IS MADE
        BY AIRPLANE
                FROM ATLANTA
        ------------
FROM TUESDAY'S DAILY.

        After two hours and a quarter of air travel and two hours and a
half of automobile travel Capt. and Mrs. Roscoe Turner and their nurse
Miss Shults, arrived in Corinth Monday night [May 24th] a few minutes
before 8 o'clock from Atlanta, Ga.
        The Corinthian was apprised by telegram from New Orleans of their
departure from Atlanta by airplane and was expecting their arrival here
by air, but they were forced to land at Sheffield because of the fact
that there is no field here large enough for the landing of the big
machine.
        Mrs. Turner is recovering from an operation for appendicitis, the
operation having taken place at Atlanta about ten days ago where she had
gone for a visit with her husband.
        The trip was made from Atlanta to Sheffield in the big Sikorsky
sixteen passenger plane, the largest of its type in America.  Those
aboard were Capt. and Mrs. Roscoe Turner, Dr. Blevings and nurse Miss
Shults, and two mechanics.
        It was the first flying experience of Dr. Blevings and Miss
Shults, and none of the party experienced any unpleasantness on the trip.
The landing was made without discomfort for Mrs. Turner, and she was not
much worried on the drive from Sheffield to Corinth, which was made in
two and a half hours.
        Capt. Turner with the taxi driver left this morning [Tuesday, May
25th] to return to Sheffield where he and Dr. Blevings will leave for
their return flight to Atlanta some time today.
        When asked about the handling of passengers in the big plane, and
especially those who may be ill, Capt. Turner stated it much more
comfortable than travel by train.  He said the landing of the big machine
was without jar where there was a proper field, on account of its
exceptional weight.
        It is the largest commercial airplane in America, is powered by
two 400 h.p. motors of the Liberty type, is an enclosed cabin sedan
style, has a passenger capacity of 16 and a speed of 125 miles an hour.
The tires on which the landing is made are 40x10.


[5/20/1993-  Mary Emma told me today how well she remembers her mother
crying with worry over Carline and this operation.  A hospital operation
was a rare experience for anyone living in the rural area and subject to
great risk of death.  The trip back home from Atlanta was subject to risk
as well.  Today the trip from Sheffield to Corinth by car is less than an
hour over smooth 4-lane highways.  Stephanie Sandy has observed from
reviewing many old newspaper accounts, death from appendicitis or
complications from the surgery were common causes of death.  As rare as
it sounds today, it was also not that uncommon for a doctor to accompany
the patient when it was necessary to travel when recovering.
                                                    Milton Sandy, Jr.]


The Sheffield Standard, Vol. XXXIII No. 44, Friday, May 28, 1926:
p. 8, c. 2 -

        Capt. Roscoe Turner, Muscle Shoals aviator, arrived at the
Sheffield field Monday in his big plane accompanied by Mrs. Turner, who
is convalescent from an operation, and who was attended on the trip from
Atlanta by her physician and nurse.  The party was enroute to Corinth,
Miss., home of Mrs. Turner's parents.


THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Thursday, May 27, 1926:
p. 1, c. 1-2 (Abbeville, SC) -

ATLANTA-NEW YORK
        PLANE FORCED TO LAND
        ----------------
BIG SHIP LANDS 4 MILES FROM CITY-
        NONE INJURED.  RESUME TRIP FRIDAY
        ----------------
One of the Largest Commercial Planes Forced Down
When Water Connection Breaks.  Lands In Field On
Jackson Place.  Broken Parts to be Mended Today.
     Passengers Praise Work of Captain Turner
        In Safe Landing with Little Damage.
            ---------------------------

        The following story of the flight and landing of the plane which
was forced down here this morning was written, for this paper, by Mr.
J.K. Ottley of the Atlanta Journal, a passenger on the ship.
                    -------------
        Unexpected guests dropped into Abbeville Thursday morning when
the first Atlanta-New York passenger plane which left Atlanta at 6 A.M.,
was forced to land on a hillside four miles south of Abbeville because of
a broken water connection on the right motor.
        The big Sikorsky, largest commercial plane in the United States,
left Atlanta for the first attempt at an Atlanta-New York flight piloted
by Captain Roscoe Turner.  The trip was sponsored by the Atlanta Junior
Chamber of Commerce and the plane bore as passengers on the pioneer trip,
W.R. Hartsfield, chairman of the aviation committee of city council,
Altanta;  Robert E. Condon, of New York City, vice president of the
National Junior Chamber of Commerce and a director of the N.Y. Junior
Board of Trade;  Roy Harwell, of Atlanta, representative of the Atlanta
Junior Chamber of Commerce;  H.W. Hall, of Memphis, Tenn., representative
of the Fox Film company; J.K. Ottley, Jr., of the Atlanta Journal; C.M.
Hemperly, of Atlanta, and Mechanic Jimmy Maxwell, of New York.
        Captain Turner's successful landing on the L.A. Jackson place was
called "miraculous" by one of the passengers who has 150 air plane
flights to his credit.
        Several circles over Abbeville after the motor was put out of
commission by the leaking water line disclosed a frequently ditched field
in the rear of the Jackson place as the best bet for a safe landing.
        The nose of the giant plane was brought down gradually and the
wheels first touched on the south side of a road running by the side of
the field.  The plane jumped the road and bounced into the field.  Four
deep ditches were traversed through the marvelous handling of the plane
by Captain Turner before it was finally brought to rest in the Mr.
Jackson's backyard, 25 feet from the house with one wing in an apple
tree.
        Experienced fliers among the passengers said that "There are not
three other pilots in the world who could have landed the gigantic plane
as Captain Turner did without a fatal accident."
        The only damage to the plane was a broken shock absorber on the
right wheel and a snapped support wire on the tail.
        Elaborate receptions had been arranged for the pioneers of the
air at the stops which were planned to have been made at Fayetteville,
N.C., Washington, D.C., and New York city.
        Mayor James J. Walker, of New York had advised by telegram of a
reception at the city hall following the landing at Roosevelt Field,
Westbury, L.I., where the Altanta-New York fliers were to have been met
by delegations from the New York Junior Board of Trade; Walter Hinton,
pilot of the N-C 4, first plane to cross the Atlantic; Fonck, French
aviator, with whom Captain Turner will attempt to fly from New York to
Paris, Robert Adamson, president of the New York Southerner's society,
and many other delgations and committees.
        In Washington, Georgia Senators Walter F. George and William J.
Harris wired that they would form part of a reception committee which
would be composed of the entire Georgia delegation in Congress in
addition to Secretary of Commerce Hoover, Postmaster General New and
other prominent government officials.
        Mayor John H. Cox, of Fayetteville, N.C., wired Atlanta Junior
Chamber officials just before their departure from Candler field that an
enthusiastic welcome was awaiting them upon arrival.
        Contained in the first mail sent to New York by air from Atlanta
is a $9,000 check from the Atlanta federal reserve bank to the New York
federal reserve;  letters from Mayor Walter A. Sims to Mayor Walker of
New York, and to mayor Cook, letters from Postmaster Large to Postmaster
Downing, of Fayetteville, Postmaster General New in Washington, D.C., and
to Postmaster Kiely, of New York.  Also a letter from the president of
the Altanta Junior Chamber to the president of the New York Junior Board
of Trade.
        The New York flight is definitely called off for Thursday as the
day will have to be spent in repairing the water line and an attempt to
take off on Friday will have to be decided on after the plane is examined
for any further damage, according to Captain Turner.
        The difficulty now facing the fliers is finding another field
near Abbeville where the big Sikorsky can have sufficient running space
to take off with a full load.
        Captain Turner states that he would not attempt to leave the
ground where he landed, with any of the baggage or the passengers.
        A search has been instituted for a field near Abbeville and if it
is found the passengers and baggage will be transported there by
automobile and picked up by the plane there.
        Shortly after the big plane made its forced landing F.D. West,
editor of the Abbeville Press and Banner appeared on the scene and
offered the stranded passengers every assistance before getting down to
the work of "covering" the story.
        Mr. West put an automobile at the service of the fliers for the
day and further typlified the hospitality for which Abbeville is known by
inviting the entire party to be his guests for the day at luncheon.

THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Thursday, May 27, 1926:
p. 3, c. 5-6 (Abbeville, SC) -

ADVERTISEMENT:

                                 WE SELL
                               HAPPY FEEDS
                                   in
                        ABBEVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA

                        "The Flyers Dropped Into
                              A Happy Town"

                            B.T.COCHRAN & CO.
                             Abbeville, S.C.



THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Thursday, May 27, 1926:
p. 3, 4. 4-6 (Abbeville, SC) -

PHOTO:   BIG AIRPLANE WHICH LANDED HERE TODAY.  [Photo of Sikorsky with
         Curlee Clothing Co., St. Louis painted prominently on the side.]



THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Monday, May 31, 1926:
p. 1, c.1-2 (Abbeville, SC) -

TURNER HAS 2 PLANES ON FIELD NEAR
  HERE BROKEN; SECOND PLANE CRASHES

        Capt. Roscoe Turner's string of bad luck continued yesterday when
the second plane which he attempted to land near Calhoun Falls was badly
damaged.  According to Capt. Turner he was unable to land as he desired
on account of automobiles and people scattered all about the field.  In
order to save three people who were on the field in the direct path of
the plane he attempted to land in a lower section of the field and in the
attempt all the landing gear was smashed.  The under-carriage was
completely demolished.  Mr. H.L. Moore and Frank Thornton accompanied
Capt. Turner from Atlanta to Abbeville yesterday.
        The Sikorsky, largest commercial plane in the United States,
which landed on the Jackson Farm Thursday morning will be repaired, while
the smaller plane will be dismantled and returned to Atlanta for repairs.
Capt. Turner, amid the cheers of a multitude of people, which had
gathered to see the feat performed, left the hillside at the Jackson farm
Saturday morning with a straightway of only 650 feet.  Capt. Turner, who
proved that he was one of the greatest flyers of the day, took his plane
from the top of a hill, with an adverse wind, with rolling terraces and
other handicaps, in one of the prettiest flights ever seen.
        Just as he was about to get away from the field at Calhoun Falls
it was found it would be necessary to replace the motor.  Accordingly it
was decided that the party would return to Atlanta and Capt. Turner would
return with another plane to resume the flight to New York.  The second
plane, however, on account of the damage yesterday will be out of
commission and Capt. Turner will remain here until a new motor has been
installed in the larger plane.
        The flight was sponsored by the Atlanta Junior Chamber of
Commerce and the New York Junior Board of Trade.  Eight passengers were
in the large plane when it reached Abbeville Thursday.  The members of
the party, according to all, were royally entertained by the people of
this city, and it is their desire to thank the people of Abbeville for
their hospitality during their stay in the city.



THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Thursday, June 3, 1926:
p. 1, c.3-4 (Abbeville, SC) -

MEMBERSHIP OF THE LOCAL
        JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                REACHES HALF CENTURY MARK
               -----------
ELABORATE BANQUET TENDERED CAPT. ROSCOE TURNER AT
  EUREKA HOTEL TUESDAY EVENING--OTHER SPEAKERS
    OF NOTE.--DELEGATIONS HERE FROM ANDERSON,
           GREENVILLE AND GREENWOOD.
                -----------
        At a dinner tendered Capt. Roscoe Turner Tuesday evening in the
Eureka Hotel the Abbeville Junior Chamber of Commerce, the youngest
organization of its kind in the country increased its membership to 47.
Following a very interesting program of music, vocal selections and talks
by a number of well knwon men in this state, a short business session of
the organization was held with Mr. W.A. Galloway, president of the local
organization presiding.  Mr. R.E. Condon, First vice-president of the
National Junior Chamber of Commerce, was introduced by Mr. H.C.Cox and
acted as toastmaster.  Mr. Condon, always a forceful speaker, was
especially interesting in his capacity of toastmaster, tempering his
remarks with a very subtle humor that appealed to the entire assembly.
        Capt. Roscoe Turner, Mr. W.G.Sirrine, President of the Southern
Exposition, of Greenville, Mr. Dewey Ottley, President of the Greenville
Chamber of Commerce; Mr. H.E. Bailey, of Anderson; Mr. Josh Craig, of
Greenwood, and a number of others were called upon for short talks....



THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Monday, June 7, 1926:
p. 1, c. 3-4 (Abbeville, SC) -

SIKORSKY REPAIRED AND WILL TAKE
ANDERSON DELEGATION TO CONVENTION
        ---------------
        The big "Sikorsky", largest commercial passenger plane in the
United States which has been in a field near Calhoun Falls for the past
ten days will be ready for flight sometime today.  The plane which left
Atlanta ten days ago for New York sponsored by the New York Board of
Trade and the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce, was forced down about
four miles from the city on the Jackson farm when a water connection was
broken.  After minor repairs were made the machine, piloted by Capt.
Roscoe Turner, made a miraculous "take off" and was landed on a larger
field about two miles from Calhoun Falls.  Jast as the passengers were
bidding "good by" to the friends they had made in Abbeville it was found
that one of the motors was "skipping".  Upon investigation it was found
that the motor was in a serious condition and it would be necessary to
get another motor from New York before the resumption of the flight.  As
a consequence the flight was abandoned and the eight passengers returned
to their homes.
        Another plane was also crashed at the field by Capt. Turner last
Sunday and will be dismantled and shipped to Atlanta for repairs.
        On Wednesday morning Capt. Turner will carry a delegation from
Anderson, representatives of the Lion club of that city, to the
convention at Orangeburg.  The trip was planned Friday evening at a
meeting of the Lions Club in that city.  The following Lions of Anderson
will probably make the trip:  Lucius Webb, Harry McBrayer, S.O.Sullivan,
J.A. Mitchell, Sam Prince, Dr. W.H.Sherard, Harold Sullivan and H.E.
Bailey.



THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Thursday, June 10, 1926:
p. 1, c. 2 (Abbeville, SC) -

WET FIELD DELAYS THE
PLANE AT ORANGEBURG
      --------
        Anderson, June 10.--  The Andrson delegation to the Carolinas
meeting of Lions clubs at Orangeburg, which went to the city on the
Edisto this morning in the giant commercial airplane Sikorsky, were
unable to return this afternoon as scheduled, owing to the effects of
rainfall on the landing field at Orangeburg, according to word received
here tonight.  Rain fell at Orangeburg this afternoon and the flying
field at the fairgrounds was so soft that Capt. Roscoe Turner, pilot, was
unable to take off with the heavy ship and her cargo of Lions.  The craft
will take off tomorrow morning and return to Anderson.



The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #23, Thurs., June 10, 1926:
p. 8, c. 2 -

        ...Miss Gertrude Stovall has just won a gold medal in the form of
a pin from the Dalton Adding Machine company for rapid work under a touch
system.  It was done under a one minute test and the problem was
completed in fifty seconds....



THE PRESS and BANNER and Abbeville Medium, Monday, June 14, 1926:
p. 1, c. 6 (Abbeville, SC) -

LARGE PLANE HOPS
        OFF FOR NEW YORK
        ---------
SIKORSKY LEAVES EARLY THIS MORN-
   ING-- TO MAKE STOP AT THE
           CAPITAL
        -------------
        Anderson, June 12.--  The Sikorsky large commercial airplane
which returned to Anderson yesterday morning bringing back a delegation
of Anderson Lions from the Orangeburg district meeting, took off this
morning for New York.  The plane left the landing field west of Anderson
at an early hour.
        The Sikorsky ws thoroughly inspected last night by Captain Turner
and his assistants and tuned up for the flight.  The tanks were filled
with 200 gallons of Sinclair gasoline and her motor with Sinclair Opoline
lubricants, supplied on the field by the Anderson Oil Co., of which C.H.
Davenport, is manager.



The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #26, Thurs., July 1, 1926:
p. 1, c. 6 -

TURNER WILL BRING
        BIG PLANE TO CITY
                WITHIN FEW WEEKS

        Roscoe Turner was here Saturday night having come in from Dayton,
Ohio, by train.  He had been at Dayton looking over late airplane motors
now undergoing tests to be put into service.  Mr. Turner states that
motor manufacturers are turning their attention to air-cooled motors and
gradually leaving the water cooling system.
        He left Sunday night for Sheffield, from which place he will
return to New York for his sixteen passenger Sikorsky plane, which is
having new motors placed for the transcontinental trip to Seattle where
he is to pick up the world travelers Evans and Wells, and rush them to
New York by night and day flight.
        After this flight Mr. Turner will fly the giant air liner to
Corinth and will circle low enough for the people to get a correct idea
of its immense proportions.  There is no uncultivated fields large enough
for landing near Corinth.  It weighs 10,825 pounds empty, and cost
$75,000.  It is powered by two four hundred horse power motors.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #32, Thurs., August 12, 1926:
p. 8, c. 1 -

ROBBERS TAKE
        JEWELRY FROM
                Home
        -------------
From Tuesday's Daily.
        Monday afternoon between 4:30 and 5 o'clock robbers entered the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Murrah on Filmore street and took valuable
jewelry.
        Mrs. Roscoe Turner and sisters Misses Stovall, have apartments
in the home and Miss Stovall was also a loser.  During the afternoon Mrs.
Stovall had some prospective  customers for some things she had for sale.
Mrs. Murrah stays at the Droke Jewelry store.
        At the time mentioned Mrs. Turner and Miss Stovall left the home
and came down town.  They were away only about thirty minutes, but during
that time the house was entered it is supposed from the basement.  A
valuable diamond ring belonging to Miss Stovall was taken, a diamond ring
belonging to Mrs. Murrah, a white gold watch and a platinum chain
belonging to Mr. Murrah also disappeared.
        A puzzling feature of the robbery is that where these items of
jewelry were found it is said several hundred dollars worth of other
jewelry that was not at all disturbed.  There were rings and pearls and
silverwares left.
        About the same hour that this happened the home of Mrs.
J.M.Boone, two blocks south on the same street is supposed to have been
entered.  This was not discovered until this morning.  Only a large
silver ladel was found missing.
        Officers were notified Monday afternoon of the robbery at the
Murrah home and spent the afternoon and half the night investigating the
case.  They made no discoveries nor found any clues that would give them
a lead.
        Search warrants were sworn out and were served and the places
searched, but it availed nothing.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #33, Thurs., Aug. 19, 1926:
p. 7, c. 2 -

SIGHT SEEING
        TRIO REACHED
                DENVER MONDAY
        ------------
From Thursday's Daily.
        This morning the United States mails brought the
information that Neal Biggers, Harold Meeks and Russell Keaton
arrived at Denver, Colo., Monday with no complaint or trouble to
report except three blistered noses.
        They left here Tuesday of last week headed for the big
western city riding on a Ford chasis with a dry goods box as the
body. The experiences of their trip is lacking in detail, but
their friends feel to congratulate them on the time they made.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #42, Thurs., October 21, 1926:
p. 7, c. 3 -

        M.M. Austin and Cass Turner had a little shaking up this morning
at the corner of Cass and Bunch streets when their automobiles each tried
to pass over the intersection at the same time.  Result, Austin had a
slightly cut and bruised arm and both automobiles were battered up.
Fortunately it did not result seriously for anyone.


The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #44, Thurs., November 4, 1926:
p. 8, c. 5 -

        ...Two marriages from one home are reported to have taken place
since Saturday.  Saturday night Earl Cobb and Miss Daisy Blankenship were
married;  and Sunday morning C.E.Kennedy and Miss Agnes Turner were
joined in wedlock...



The Weekly Corinthian, Vol. XXXI #46, Thurs., November 18, 1926:
p. 8, c. 4 -

        ...Rev. and Mrs. E. Nash Broyles were caught in a shower Monday
afternoon when the Woman's Missionary Society of the First Methodist
church invited them to be present at the social meeting in the church
parlors.
        It was one of the most delightful sessions of the society both in
point of true fellowship and in attendance.  There were about 70 present,
and the musical program rendered was:
        Piano Solo- Mrs. W.L.Stroup
        Vocal duet- Mrs. Fannie Cox and Miss Bessie Finger.
        Reading- Miss Elizabaeth Delp
        Vocal Solo- Miss Nina Grace Cunningham
        Vocal Solo- Mrs. Roscoe Turner.
        At the conclusion of this program Mr. Broyles spoke in splendid
appreciation of the faithfulness of the members of the missionary
society, of the great work they are doing and the fine cooperation that
prevails....



Abstracts (c) Copyright 1993 Stephanie L. Sandy

    Data transcription by: Milton Sandy, Jr. Corinth, MS - May 19, 1993


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