Coalwood miners of the Olga Coal Company have discovered what's being called the blackest, softest, purest coal we've ever seen here. This deserves some congratulations, men! Their hard work is shown by men like Homer Hickam, who worked even with and after having colon cancer. We thank him for his dedication even after he went through with the operation to remove a part of his intestine, which he was unlikely to survive but luckily did.
Also, to all the young boys who like to jump into the full coal carts from the School Bridge, please be careful. We've had a few carts that took boys with them when the trains stop moving again. The boys have to jump out of the moving train- after complaints from a few mothers, we strongly advise that these boys be more careful.
Good morning citizens of Coalwood,
Some of you may have been wondering what all the ruckus
was the other night. If you have not yet heard, it is rumored that Sonny and some other of the neighborhood boys built a rocket. One witness even called it a " beautiful and glorious sight." (pg.37) But it had not been the rocket that went up, instead the garden fence they launched it off, had burst into flames! Will these boys create more rockets, and will it lead to disaster? Homer H Hickam states that he does not stand for this boyish nonsense, and hopes his son will soon see the reality of his future.
Though many people were under the impression that Russia could not fly a satellite over the U.S. they were proved wrong tonight, as the orbiter was spotted in the sky, floating against the luminous stars. Though many looked an saw the satellite, very few were truly interested in its significance. Only one boy, Sonny Hickman seemed to be genuinely interested in the object. After spotting the satellite, instead of turning away and continuing with life, proceeded to stare at the sky for several hours.
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Despite injuries, setbacks, and the retirement of our superintendent, Olga Coal Company is pleased to announce we are currently operating at our highest production rate so far. We expect our production will continue to grow as we discover more coal deposits and develop more men like our new leader of the mine Homer Hickham.
On a similar note, in order to maintain these levels of productivity, we ask that the children of coalwood do not interfere with the miners nor their coal carts.
Our coal miners have apparently found the softest, blackest, purist coal anyone has ever seen. You would think this was a time for celebration but workers tell us that there was no celebration. Their hard work was paid off because of the leadership shown by Homer Hickman. Before his great discovery he was dealing with colon cancer and had an operation done just a month before. We can definitely say that this man has made our town proud because of his discovery and bravery in this discovery.
This just in there r three boys running around like maniacs with a bow and arrows. Their targets are single miners returning from their long day of work in the mines.
They r wearing chicken feathers in their hair, have berry juice on their faces and call themselves the coalhicans.
If u have any news on these boys please contact us at the secret witness hotline
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Miners have recently found the purest, softest, and blackest coal they have ever seen. This is quite a great accomplishment for our miners here in Coalwood because it has been a while since they have found such great coal. They have put in a lot of work and they have achieved a lot. This is for all of the hard working miners out there that mine everyday for us.
Just last night, Russia's satellite Sputnik flew directly over our town of Coalwood. Most people watched the astounding sight from their backyards. Many have said that Russia has no right to fly over America, speculating that they have cameras to spy on us, or bombs to destroy us. We've heard complaints around the town that our President shouldn't allow this to be happening.
America itself was supposed to have an aircraft like Sputnik in space, before the Russians got there. Schools across West Virginia are now dedicating themselves to academic excellence, we cannot let the Russians but us in any other race, or outsmart us by any means. Parents, please encourage your children to stay disciplined and focus on school, for the sake of our future.
Speaking of future, rumors of Russia sending a live creature into space are circling. We will keep Coalwood updated.
This just in our miners of Coal wood have just discovered what has said to be the softest, blackest, and purest coal ever discovered in the history of Coal Wood! This major discovery will benefit both Coal wood and the people within, we thank our brave and persistent miners who helped make this monumental discovery possible.
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It is a monumental time in the fascinating world of technological advances. Coalwood Daily News has received word that the USSR is planning on launching a satellite into space. If all goes to plan for the soviets, this will mark a key step in human progress. It is planned for this satellite to orbit the earth and serve as a basis for future orbital research in the Soviet state.
It is also likely that scientists of our own country are not far behind the Soviets in their orbital pursuits and an equivalent American satellite can be expected soon.
Coalwood Daily News has not confirmed the name of this satellite nor its expected launch date.
On this day Russia has successfully launched a satellite into space called "Sputnik." Russia proved us wrong as we thought we would be the first to launch a satellite into space. This crazy news is pushing the Americans to get a satellite in space as well. Many people were able to see the Sputnik up in the stars, and has even inspired on boy named Sonny. He was inspired by the satellite and decided to try to build a rocket. As many people saw the incident, it did not go as planned. Instead of the rocket shooting up, the fence went up in flames. It caused a look of chaos to him and everyone around him.
Today, the Olga Coal Company has discovered some very good quality coal! This can improve this towns economic structure greatly! It is refreshing to see some good things happen in this town as we have had some drawbacks.
Moving on to news a little bit more international, most all of us have realized the recent events regarding the space race. Sputnik 1 has successfully launched their first satellite, and even a few of our citizens have been able to watch it orbit over Coalwood!
In light of these recent events, there has been some controversy over Russia's intentions and capabilities, but we assure you that as long as Coalwood is safe, then we are safe!
If anyone happened to hear a loud crashing noise late last night near the Hickam household, we have been notified that It was Homer "Sonny" Hickam, son of big Coal man Homer Hickam, who attempted to launch a rocket. Perhaps one day he will make a successful model!
Breaking news!!! Last night, son of Homer Hickam, who is the supervisor of there Olga Coal Company, attempted to create a rocket with his friends and launch it themselves. The boy, Homer Hickam Jr., also known as Sonny, was in charge of the event. Using a flashlight as the body of a rocket and cherry bomb fireworks to launch it into the air, the boys set it off last night. A witness of the event called it "a beautiful and glorious sight." Unfortunately, it was not the rocket itself that had such a successful flight. Rather, the rose garden fence, a prized spectacle of Sonny's mother Elsie, went flying into the black night, on flames. We have yet to see what will happen to Sonny and his advisers, but we can't expect anything promising for the trouble-makers. Despite this, we congratulate them for working on the world's recent scientific advancement, rockets!
Speaking of rockets, it has been confirmed that Russia has gotten a dog, Laika, into space successfully. This is a huge accomplishment, one that most think America should have achieved.
This just in a miner waiting for a ride at the gas station claims that as he sat there waiting he spotted a large spark behind the house of Homer Hickam. He explains how it erupted into flames and was sent soaring through the air, he claims that it sounded like God himself had clapped his hands just across the street across him. As he had recovered from the situation he noticed that the Hickam's fence had been set a blaze and that he spotted a few young boys bolt from the yard. At the moment we still aren't sure of who started the explosion but will return to the subject later.
Sputnik Flies over Coalwood!
Yesterday night as the Sputnik flew over Coalwood, citizens had mixed reactions. Some were apathetic, others unhappy that Russia beat America to send a satellite into orbit, but some were inspired to build rockets of their own. A young man named Sonny talked to us about his ambitions for the future after seeing Sputnik.
"I'm going to build a rocket of my own. A real one, someday." he says. "Sputnik isn't bad for America. It just means we have to get going, that's all. So I'm going to be the one to do it."
Coalwood Daily encourages children to learn from Sonny's attitude and help us in defeating the Russians in the Space Race.
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Reports have confirmed that the object visible in the sky late last night is the Soviet satellite named Sputnik. What this accomplishment means for the Soviet Union and The United States alike remains unknown. Some speculate that an American equivalent of Sputnik is in the works though on the world stage it is hardly an accomplishment to be the second nation to orbit a satellite around the earth.
The next logical step in our technological race with the Soviet Union is to become the first nation to put a living organism or even a person in space. Let us hope our national pride can be reaffirmed.
Boy Blows Up Fence in Failed Rocket Test!
Sony, son of Homer, blew up his own fence when him and his friends tried to test there own homemade rocket after seeing the Sputnik. There just isn't anything left of his mothers fence. How he managed to blow up such a big and heavy duty fence, no one knows, but we doubt he will be trying anything like that anytime soon.
Backyard Explosion Causes Chaos
A young boy attempted to fly a model rocket in his backyard yesterday night, causing an explosion that inflicted serious damages upon a garden fence and the surrounding area. A witness reported seeing "several young boys fleeing the scene of the crime." For those who haven't already heard by word of mouth, there is no risk and this was not an attack. "Just a harmless mistake," said the boy's father. "Although I don't have time for this kind of foolishness. He's always been a problem child."
The fence that Sonny and his friends sent into flames has been completely demolished- no news yet on whether the boys will receive a punishment of some sort for their actions. Luckily, due to the way word passes so quickly in this town, we know that no one was permanently or severely harmed by the unfortunate explosion. The boys who participated in this with Sonny are still unidentified.
Also, there's been rumor of some trouble last night with the air vents in the mine. Supposedly, Homer Hickam was up almost the entire night with his crew trying to handle a problem in the mines. We will keep you updated on this situation.
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Sputnik Satellite causes outrage across Coaltown and the nation.
After the news of the Soviet satellite Sputnik's successful launch and orbit, Coaltown residents have expressed their outrage that the communist nation can beat our great nation into space. Some speculate that Sputnik is actually a stolen American satellite while others blame the inferior American education system.
It has not been confirmed whether or not this satellite carried imaging technology to spy on America or weapons systems.
Coalwood Daily, Issue Date 1943
LONG TIME MINER HAS NEARLY FATAL ACCIDENT
Dedicated miner "Poppy" Hickam is in the infirmary as of now. Just mere hours ago, in a devastating accident, a mine cart got loose of its restraints and came screaming down the mine, gaining momentum at every turn. Poppy was working on a specific part of the western half of the mine with his crew when the cart whizzed into him, running him over and cutting off both of his legs at the hip! Docotrs don't know whether he'll survive or not. His son is with him now waiting anxiously with the doctors as the rest of the town prays for Mr. Hickam's recovery.
Coalwood Daily, Issue Date Oct 5, 1957
RUSSIAN SPIES IN THE SKIES
Early this Saturday morning, it was confirmed that Russian scientists have launched the first space craft in history! Called a satellite, this craft is said to orbit the earth and take pictures to gather intel. It is said that it will orbit over America! What does this mean? Are they searching for our military bases to bomb, or are they looking for something else, even more secret. Whatever it is, the US government is not taking this well as we were supposed to have launched our own satellite as of by now this year. What does this mean for America and will Russia use this intel for their own means?
High School Team Wins Again
Our local high school has won yet another football game, this one against a team from Northern Virginia. Jim Hickam was the star of the game and is being praised for his outstanding playing ability. Hickam is extremely popular at his school, both with teachers and students.
"That boy will be headed to college for little or nothing with that skill," said his coach.
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Yesterday the Russian satellite, Sputnik passed over our town. It was quite an amazing sight that won't be forgotten. It could be seen for a little less than a minute, but it was a very amazing minute. Now with these sightings of Sputnik more people are wanting to know when America will send their own satellite into space. Nobody is quite sure, but many people are saying that it will be soon.
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Sputnik's successful launch and orbit brings questions about American education system.
After the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik, many american schools have begun to question themselves. Many have found that they pale in comparison to their Russian counterparts especially in the fields of math and science. Most schools are now placing an emphasis on these fields to catch up to the Soviets and show our country's superiority.
Coalwood Daily News
I'm sure everyone in Coalwood heard the loud blast last night. It came from the Hickam's house and that sound that we all heard came from a rocket that a few kids built. We heard that it destroyed the Hickam's garden fence and the sound that it made could have been heard from miles around. We don't know how these kids built this rocket or what it looked like, but we do know that it will not be forgotten.
Pretty sure everyone saw the Russian Sputnik 1 fly across our beloved city of Coalwood, what a horrifying sight!! This is leaving much controversy. What are the Russian intentions? Do they plan to use the satellite to spy on us? Is this war? So many questions! In the course of future events, we'll find out!
In light of these events, several reactions have occurred. We all know the famous Hickam family. Homer Hickam, head of the Coal industry, Jim Hickam, star football player, and academic achiever, destined for great things, Elsie, beautiful wife. Then there is Sonny. The one who caused all of the commotion with his failed rocket. As we've all suspected, that boy is trouble. Will he really be able to create a rocket? We've heard talk of overhearing Elsie believing in him to get him to college, this is a slim chance.
Homer Hickam Promoted Again!
Homer Hickam, who has been working in mining for about 15 years, has just been promoted again. "There was a spot to fill after a man passed away due to an unfortunate accident," Hickam said. "I hope to continue contributing to the industry as best as I can. My first priority is feeding my family, so of course this promotion comes as good news." The Hickam family will be moving into a larger house on first street. "It's all quite exciting," Hickam says.
CRASH! BOOM! BANG! There goes the Hickams flower garden! It has been reported that "Sonny" (Son of Homer Hickam, experienced and well known mine worker) has just attempted to build a rocket! In light of the recent Sputnik rocket launch, this group of boys wanted to test out rocketry themselves. This test flight did not got as planned, instead of heading for the stars, this rocket headed straight from the fence. A close-by neighbor reported "I heard a loud cracking noise and went outside to see what the commotion was, turns out, it was Elsies garden!" But Sonny isn't stopping there, sources have told us he is still planning on building a functioning rocket. One that will take him straight out of Coalwood.
Sonny Hickman son of Homer Hickman attempted to build a rocket with his friends! The rocket was supposed to fly into the sky but ended up going straight through the family's fence. The rocket created a loud noise heard all around Coalwood and was more like a bomb than a rocket. Hopefully Sonny and his friends will not try to do this again!
Homer Hickam Sr. and his team found a huge depot of coal. It has to be the darkest and softest coal that anyone has seen or touched! This coal is bound to bring a good amount of money to the workers who manage to get that coal.
America just got a slap to the face! The US and USSR have been racing to send satellites and rockets ever since the cold war started, but the russians just scored he first point! Last night Sputnik, the first artificial satellite on earth, was lauched by the USSR not US!
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Launch of Soviet satellite overshadowed by football game.
Despite the public outcry after the Soviet satellite Sputnik was successfully launched into orbit around the earth, many people have already returned to their usual concern in life, football. Some don't see the point in worrying about a hunk of metal flying through space and others believe the only way to prevent the soviet fear is to maintain their usual way of life.
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Concerns over Soviet involvement in foreign proxy wars. After such incidents like the Greek Civil war and the Berlin blockade, experts are questioning what the launch of Sputnik could mean in future wars.
Some say that Soviet intelligence could be aided by a camera satellite, potentially giving away enemy troop movements over a large area, as well as providing a method for orbital bombardment on enemy positions. This could mean easier Soviet victories in future conflicts.
On this December day of 1957, the U.S. made an attempt to put a satellite into orbit up in space. This satellite was named the Vanguard. As seen by many families on TV, the Vanguard made it 3 feet off of the launch pad before it blew up. Needless to say, the entire country is not only disappointed, but also worried at whats this means for future America. People are saying that America must work to become an actual competitor in the space race, else Russia will dominate in a vast land we can't even comprehend yet. Our lack of technological advances signify that Russia is a more superior country. This is very worrying.
Yesterday superintendent Hickam's son and his friend's blew up Mrs. Hickam's garden fence. They were attempting to make a rocket, but instead made a bomb. Still, their initiative is a good sign if we are to ever beat the Russians.
Recently, the United States attempted to launch a satellite to orbit in space. As many families saw from the comfort of their homes, the rocket made it about three feet off of the ground before exploding. This worrying news has shocked people all throughout America. Does this signify that the technological advancements made by the USSR are too great for the United States to top? Launched a few months ago, the Sputnik was a very successful achievement for the USSR. The fact that the US has been unable to send a satellite similar to sputnik into orbit is worrying and concerning. This may pose numerous dangers to citizens of the US if we are unable to find the answer to the question that many Americans are facing today: What is the secret to getting something into space?
Due to how much our mines are producing, too much for the steel company, Mr. Hickam, the superintendent of the coal company, has had to lay off a few men these past few months. Twenty-five men, approximately, were cut. This Thanksgiving and Christmas, donate to these families who can no longer support themselves. For this first time, children in Coalwood are in need of clothing and food. Any support is good enough.
In other news, Homer Hickam and the rest of the Football Fathers started a law suit because the Big Creek high school team was disqualified from playing in the championships. This didn't go in their favor and they will not be able to play in the championship game.
Just the other day nearly the whole town of coalwood, when they came to see a fire just near the mines? Is the mine on fire? Why, it was a burning fence. Why was the fence on fire (one might ask)? After being inspired by the recent Russian rocket launch, the son of Homer Sr. (Homer Jr) built a prototype rocket, which was indeed a prototype. In attempt of launching the prototype, the rocket exploded! Then catching fire and burning the family home's fence!
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Local boy destroys fence in failed rocket launch.
Homer Jr. and his friends were found to have caused the loud bang yesterday night. Initial reports conflicted with some suggesting a Soviet attack and others suggesting an explosion in a ventilation shaft. Coalwood Daily News has now confirmed that it was in fact just a failed rocket launch.
An independent witness stated that it was a "glorious sight" after seeing the rocket and burning fence fly into the night sky.
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It has been rumored that Sonny Hickam is going to build another rocket. If you didn't already know, Sonny Hickam was the one that built a rocket a few days ago with his friends that destroyed his mothers garden fence. Now he wants to build another one that is going to be a lot better. Nobody really knows how he is going to do it, but we do hope that it doesn't leave quite as much damage as the last one.
Breaking News! A few weeks ago the coal wood football team filed a law suite in order to take part in the champion ship game. And as many has suspected coalwood lost the fight. The team claimed that they should be apart of the championship game, because they had won every other game. But is this fair to the other teams? Most oppose the team for making such a fuss over a game. What do you think?
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Coaltown in uproar after high school football controversy.
The so called 'football fathers' have been left in a tremendous uproar after their undefeated high school football team was declared ineligible to compete in the state championships after they played too many against Virginia schools.
One father in particular brought the case to court, though it was quickly dismissed.
The "rocket boys," led by Sonny Hickam, are continuing to pursue creating rockets and testing them. Going under the club name of the BCMA, the Big Creek Missile Agency, the boys were using a slack dump as a place to launch their rockets off. Unfortunately, the boys chose a launch pad far too close to the Coalwood mine.. One of their rockets, named the Auk IV, flew all the way down to the mine, taking a chunk of brick from the office and landing near the railroads. We don't know how his father will react, but there were men from the Ohio steel company visiting and it's rumored that the rockets were made from the mining company's materials, perhaps stolen. This could cause trouble for these young wannabe rocket scientists.
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There has been some rumors about Mr. Dubonnet and Homer Hickam getting into a fight yesterday night outside of Hickam's house. Nobody is quite sure what about, but we assume it has to do with the mine. It is also been heard that Hickam has a spot in his lungs. His lungs have been sounding really bad and he might have to retire sometime soon, but we all know that we won't be doing that anytime soon.
Sonny Hickman and his friends, now nicknamed "Rocket Boys" have continued to attempt at rocket building. They have tried 4 rockets, and all have failed. The fourth one flew all the way down to the railroads before it crashed. It is suspected that many of the tools used in the rocket were used from the mining company. Since Sonnys father owns the mining company, so we can imagine his father will be extremely angry.
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Questions arise over stability of Olga Coal Company workforce.
As small scale strikes become increasing common, some are questioning whether or not Olga Coal Company is stable enough to pass through the recession without losing its entire workforce. Reports say that tensions between the mine Superintendent and a major union leader have risen and that an agreement over employee layoffs has not been reached.
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Yesterday Sonny and his friends launched two of their rockets. It was said that the first one didn't go that high but the second one really did. It went very close to the coal mine and could have caused a major disaster. Many people are complaining about this whole rocket business. People are saying that it is very dangerous and disruptive to them.
Football Suspended for Big Creek
Big Creek boys returned to school this fall to an unpleasant surprise. It has just been announced that, as a result of loss in court, Big Creek has been suspended from participating in football for the year. Many are blaming Homer Hickam, Sr. for taking the issue to court.
"He pushed too far," said an anonymous boy at the school, "and look what we got."
Big Creek High School on a Football Suspension
As this school year draws to an end, the principal of Big Creek High has had to give some very unfortunate news to the Big Creel students. Next school year, football will be suspended. This means no games, whatsoever. This circumstance is due to the actions of the Football Fathers, who took up a court case after the West Virginia high school athletic commission wouldn't let Big Creek play in the 1957 state championship game. The suit failed and the boys did not get to play. This is mostly credited to Homer Hickam Sr., who is part of the Football Founders and was a huge pusher for court case.
Many students, especially those who will be seniors next year, are upset because not playing football in their last year of high school means losing out on scholarship opportunities. Most boys were relying on scholarships to send them to college.
Many people were upset from the news that the Big Creek High School football team is not allowed to play at state championships. The issue seemed to have gotten worse because now Big Creek is suspended from the whole season. Homer Hickman sued because they weren't allowed to play in the championships, but it back fired. Many people are blaming Homer and saying he pushed to hard, and upset the athletic commission.
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'Rocket Boys' showing signs of improvement
Reports indicate that local 'Rocket Boy' Sonny Hickam and his friends are making improvements on their rockets. Despite repeated threats by his father, Sonny continues to build and test his rockets in secluded areas near his house.
Some say his rockets will never be successful while others are optimistic and respect his spirit.
Sources have also confirmed that a recent addition has been made to the Rocket Boys, Quentin Wilson is a new friend of Sonny's that has proved pivotal in new rocket designs.
Today we have gotten several reports of the mine shaft exploding and collapsing. Wives and children were more than frightened at the thought of their fathers and husbands still within the shaft. Although it was very frightening we seemed to have found the source of all the chaos, it appears that the 'Rocket Boys" had found a new launch site which happened to be the edges of the mine. After a good lecture the superintendent of the mine Homer Hickam gave the kids a good lecture so they will never do it again.
Local Rocket Boy, Sonny Hickam, (son of Homer Hickam), has been reported to be making significant progress on his rocketry. Joined by some fellow classmates, four rockets have been built. Auk l, ll, lll, and lV have been tested and looked at. What could be next for these Rocket Boys? Only time will tell. It has also been reported that Homer Hickam does not approve of his sons building of rockets. How will this interfere in the future? You can find out in our future issues of Coalwood Daily News! Reporting all the latest findings in the city of Coalwood, including the Rocket Boys!
There has been news spreading around Coalwood that the so called 'Rocket Boys' are making a huge success. We were able to get a interview with Sonny Hickam. He said that the Rocket Boys were able to launch Auk 5-11. Some were a success while others weren't he says. He also says it helpful that he doesn't have to worry about wrecking anything because he found a safe place to launch rockets. And his father, Homer Hickam, is said to almost be supporting Sonny in his pursuits of building rockets. Stay tuned at Coalwood Daily News for daily updates on the Rocket Boys
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Failed rocket attempt lands on Superintendents doorstep.
The 'rocket boys' are at it again. This time a their most successful failed rocket landed literally on the doorstep of mine superintendent Homer Hickam.
Reports have surfaced that the 'rocket boys' were disciplined after Hickham found the rocket was using Olga coal company property.
What this means for the future of the 'rocket boys' remains unknown.
Residents of Coalwood, the blast which you most likely heard last night was on a Russian attack but something worse. Some kids had banded together in hopes of firing a rocket into the air, but instead, it had exploded the fence they had balanced it on. All we know so far is that one of the boys called “Sonny” had been the leader of the bunch. They act seemed to out of pure curiosity, and quite frankly I believe it is good to have your children experimenting like this.However, it failed and half of up woke up along with a fence being blown apart. Hopefully, those kids can still experiment without destroying the town.
Rocket Boy, Sonny Hickam, has been reported to be seen in the mines of father, Homer Hickam. This recent discovery has left interested viewers of the Rocket Boy puzzled, as it was made to be clear that Homer Hickam was disapproving of the rocket building, especially after material from the mine had been used to make Auk l-lV. Could there be a new team mate to the Rocket Boys group? What could be next for our local scientists? Stay tuned to Coalwood Daily News to find out.
Just the other day the Olga mining discovered valuable natural coal in the local mines. This might offer coalwood an iconic boost,seeing we have experienced some downs lately. As you may know the space race just ended as Russia's rocket came soaring over the coalwood skies. In inspiration of such an amazing first, the son of a long-time local miner (Homer), decided to build some rocket prototypes. Although making slow but sure progress, the first attempt was more or less a failure, in fact in ended up burning down the family fence. Maybe sometime in the near future we will have an astronaught on our hands!
Rocket Boy, Sonny Hickam, who has become a well known commodity of this town, has been reported to be seen in the mines that are supervised by father, Homer Hickam. This discovery has left followers of the rocket building group wondering what's happening, because it was clear that Homer Hickam did not approve of the rockets, especially after materials from the mine had been used to make one of their rockets, and another rocket had flown straight into Mr. Hickam's office building. But now, people have noticed company materials being given to the young group of scientists. Does this mean Sonny's father has changed his opinion? To onlookers, it looks like it. Also, many miners commented that Elsie Hickam, Sonny's mother, cried when she saw Sonny come out of the mine with his father. There has been rumors of conflict between the parents over the dangers of mining.
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Rocket Boys progress in rocketry.
Reports have confirmed that the so called 'Rocket Boys' have moved to a more secluded and safe location outside of town called cape coalwood. With this move, brings a permanent concrete launchpad and launch shack. After the first rocket launched at cape coalwood swerved into the spectating crowd, some are questioning the safety of the rockets, even comparing them to the Korean war. The successor to this rocket was significantly more successful, flying to an as of yet, uncalculated height.
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Rocket, is it a danger to society, as we can see the rocket boys are creative and the young scientists may achieve something but is the danger really worth it as they are causing more harm. The gain may be useful as it will allow us to beat the commies. The biggest problem is that they are not supported but are somehow getting much more support. this is helping them invent for a greater good. This is a good advancement for the town but is it safe and what will it do.