Archive for September 29th, 2012

RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

double_or_nothing

“Double or Nothing” was a game quiz show on the Mutual Radio
Network where the clock ticks away as contestants attempt to
answer questions. Feenamint chewing gum laxative originally
sponsored the program. It was hosted by numerous people
including John Reed King and Walter O’Keefe, with music
performed by Nat Brusiloff and His Orchestra. Alois Havrilla
served as the announcer.

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Long time host Walter O’ Keefe

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Announcer Alois Havrilla

   

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BARNSTORMING AVIATOR’S FIRST AIRPORT

early view of troh's airport

The earliest view of Troh’s Airport is this 1935 aerial view taken by Henry
Troh from his CK Bird biplane showing the unique octagonal hanger.

troahs airport

An early 1946 aerial view of Troh’s Airport, before it became the Division
Street Airport
. It ceased operations by 1954.

Henry “Hank” Troh was a pioneer in Portland’s early days of civil aviation. From the
mid-1930’s until his death in 1968, Hank built & operated 3 separate airfields where
he made his living providing pilots with a full range of aviation services.

His first airport (above) was located at 181st and Division Street in Gresham on an
old dairy farm. Troh made the small landing facility for his CK Bird bi-plane. He grew
the airport business offering rides with the slogan ‘Time Flies, Why Don’t You?’.”

Henry Troh was recognized as the Guru of Flight by his students and friends, forging
the future of general aviation with his passion for flight.

“Henry Troh’s daughter, Viola Troh Gabel, has written a 350 page book detailing her
father’s aviation contributions entitled ‘Time Flies’.

Henry Troh
Henry Troh


troahs biplane

Possibly a late 1930s photo of Henry Troh’s 1931 CK Bird bi-plane in front
of the Airport barn / hangar. He was the first to land on the completed
surface of Portland International Airport with the plane.

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‘’THE KILLER’’ HAS TURNED 77

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jerry lee lewis today

Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is an early pioneer of rock and roll, Lewis had
hits in the late 1950s with songs such as "Great Balls of Fire", "Whole
Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential".

 

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SITCOM DEPUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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My Three Sons is a situation comedy series that ran from 1960 to
1965
on ABC, and moved to CBS until its final show on August
24, 1972.

With 380 episodes produced, it is second only to The Adventures
of Ozzie
and Harriet as television’s longest running (live-action)
family sitcom.


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