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Corinthian Clippings for 1970
COL. TURNER, DAREDEVIL PILOT, DIES
Indianapolis-Services will be held Thursday for Col. Roscoe Turner, who thrilled the nation between the two world wars as a daredevil pilot.
He was known as "colonel" because of appointments in Nevada, California and Mississippi-Corinth was his home town.
Turner died of cancer Tuesday in Methodist Hospital. He was 74.
Turner was one of the "barnstormers" whose exploits of speed and distance flying kept aviation aloft between the wars. Photographs of Turner, his moustache waxed, wearing the leather outfit of pilots of that day, often were displayed.
Turner won the Thompson Trophy for cross-country speed flying three times, a feat never matched. He set seven transcontinental speed records. His 1933 Bendix Trophy mark of 11 hours and 30 minutes from New York to Los Angeles stood more than five years.
He was a pilot in World War I, barnstormed for eight years, then opened the first commercial airfield at Richmond, Virginia, in 1927. His trademark was a lion cub which he carried in his plane.
He came to Indianapolis from California in 1939 and established his Turner Aeronautical Corp. at Weir Cook Municipal Airport. He recently disposed of the firm. He became ill while working on plans for a museum to house mementoes of the aviation industry.
In 1952, at 56, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his contributions to aerial speed and safety-the first time in 20 years the medal had been given to a civilian.
ALCORN CENTRAL WINNERS
Alcorn Central School Forest winners are shown receiving their cash awards at a banquet sponsored by Tennessee River Pulp and Paper Company. >From left are Larry Mitchell, instructor; Mike Stricklin, first place; James Burcham, third place; and L.G. Benson, Tennessee River forester. Joey Wood, second place and Earl Padgett, instructor, are not pictured.
Biggersville School Forest winners are shown receiving their cash awards at a banquet sponsored by Tennessee River Pulp and Paper Company. From left are Larry McCollum, instructor; Danny Rowsey, first place, Ricky Robinson, second place; and B.W. Gibbons, Tennessee River forester. David Rinehart, third place winner, not pictured.
FUTURE FARMERS AWARDED
Eighteen Future Farmers received cash prizes totaling over $400 last week from the Tennessee River Pulp and Paper Company for outstanding forestry projects.
The awards were presented to the high school students at the School Forest Banquet sponsored annually by the paper company in cooperation with the Vocational Agriculture Department of Mississippi and Tennessee.
Each year hundreds of students from six area high schools are given the opportunity to learn about forestry and conservation on special woodlots established near their school. Students are then encouraged to apply this knowledge to home forestry projects.
The home projects include developing a written management plan, planting trees, plowing fire protestion lines, and generally improving the quality of the woodlot. Tennessee River Pulp and Paper Company foresters serve as judges to select the top three students in each school.
Special awards were given to Burnsville and Alcorn Central, Mississippi, schools for the best chapter projects. This competition included home projects and forestry work at the School Forest sites.
Charles Rushing, vocational-agriculture instructor at Burnsville High School, was recognized as the Outstanding instructor of the Year. Larry Mitchell and Earl Padgett, instructors at Alcorn Central School, were named runner-ups.
Mike Stricklin, an Alcorn Central senior, was named Grand Winner in the home project competition.
Other home project winners and their schools include: Burnsville-Larry Bullock, first place; Tommy Davis, second; Larry Campbell, third.
McNairy Central-Billy Crabb, first place; Tommy Davis, third.
Pickwick Southside-Owen Carroll, first; Ronnie Fullwood, second, Tony Labm Lambert, third.
Savannah Central-Tommy Johnson, first; Ward Ruth, second; Kenneth Culver, third.
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