City, Tennessee, PRESS-CHRONICLE, 12 July 1947, page 2
P-C Science Editor Begs 'De-Disc' Aid On Photo
PRESS-CHRONICLE "Science Editor", already harried
by slightly "spotty" vision the past few days,
had a new problem on his hands yesterday.
one came by U. S. mail - but it's the same old problem -
those pesky "flying saucers."
newly appointed Science Ed offered a small reward Tuesday
for a bonafide flying saucer - provided it could be caught
then, the PRESS-CHRONICLE has not been snowed under by discs,
but yesterday's mail brought in a puzzler for the newspaper
disc expert to solve.
was a small photograph of something of which George Allison,
1105 Grover street, would greatly appreciate an explanation.
wrote that he took the photo from the flight deck of the
U. S. S. Attu somewhere between San Diego and Panama City
in March, 1946.
hurried conference in which all other PRESS-CHRONICLE experts
in other fields were called in failed to supply a suitable
political editor was sure it was the start of a third party
move. The society editor claimed it was an X-ray of a bridegroom's
head on the day of the wedding. The sports editor was equally
sure it was a picture of the homeplate at Cardinal Park
as seen by any Johnson City pitcher.
police reporter claimed it was the snapshot of the handwriting
of a member of the local police department as it appears
on the police blotter.
farm editor claimed it was the collapse of the Johnson county
bean market as seen by the camera. The photography department
could not identify the picture thus remained disinterestedly
threw the problem right back into the lap of the science
editor. He decided to toss it to the readers. So here it
is - what is it?
could not be reached this morning for further information
on the picture. However, the science editor will pursue
it in hopes of settling this important problem.
science editor has reached the end of his rope. He asks:
anybody - just anybody - has any idea what these flying
saucers are, or where they came from, just drop a letter
addressed to: The Science Editor, Press-Chronicle, Johnson
City, Tenn., with the disc explanation.
other developments on the local "flying disc"
PRESS-CHRONICLE staffer reported yesterday morning that
she was sure she had spotted a disc the previous night.
Then she said she put on her glasses for a better look and
found it was a star instead.
yesterday the science editor was aroused from his afternoon
nap by a telephone call. The caller reported excitedly that
he had a "flying disc" cornered.
out in the yard chasing my wife," he declared.
call me?" the editor asked. "You should call a
lawyer, not me," he added, and resumed his nap.