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  3. GREAT MOMENTS IN PANTY HOSE B.C. The nude look is in. 1500 B.C. The Egyptians invent underwear. (The significance of this is largely ignored until Cecil B. De Mille films "The Ten Commandments.") A.D. 1589 William Lee of Nottinghamshire, England, invents the knitting machine. Hosiery can now be produced mechanically rather than by hand. 1876 Silk lingerie is manufactured, replacing wool and cotton underwear. The word "lingerie" is borrowed from the French by Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey's Lady's Book. 1915 Silk lingerie becomes generally accepted. (Conservative religious leaders and moralists question its link to promiscuity, licentiousness and good clean fun.) 1938 Du Pont introduces Fiber 66, later called nylon, a thermoplastic polyamide made from coal, air and water. As war clouds loom, German researchers concurrently develop Type 6 nylon, which becomes, in the words of a textile encyclopedia, "the standard for the Axis." 1940 Nylon hosiery is sold in stores. 1942 Nylon goes to war. Production is devoted to military uses, which forces thousands of women to draw seams on the backs of their legs with eyebrow pencils. 1950s The first waist-high garment resembling panty hose is developed for dancers. Not sold to public. 1959 North Carolina's Glen Raven Mill invents the "pantyleg," nylon stockings sewn to panties. Not immediately popular. (It sells about as well as Egyptian underwear.) 1961 Du Pont's spandex ("elastomeric man-made fibers"), an anagram of "expands," goes into commercial production. 1969 Panty-hose research leaps forward with panties knitted into legs. Miniskirts boost panty-hose sales. (Concurrently, popularity of pants sparks sales of knee-highs.) 1970 L'eggs -- the first national brand of panty hose -- revolutionizes the industry. Unique plastic egg packaging cuts costs and production time by eliminating "boarding," a heating process that molds hose into the shape of a woman's leg. 1973 Football star Joe Namath wears Hanes' "Beauty Mist" panty hose in TV commercials. 1974 Joe Namath doesn't want to talk about it anymore. 1980s Sheer threads of spandex are now commonly woven with nylon for enhanced support and fit. New colors, styles and applique's move panty hose from utilitarian to high fashion. 1987 Thigh-highs topped with sexy lace and ruffles are introduced, leading daring women to wear them with miniskirts. 1987 The United States produces more hosiery than ever before. Panty hose accounts for 70 percent of all women's sheer hosiery sold. One hundred eighteen million pairs are sold, amounting to $2.1 billion in sales, according to the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers, which says women on the average use 13 1/2 pairs of panty hose annually. (Some women say that on a bad day they go through this many before lunch.) 1988 Actress Loni Anderson shows off her sheer support panty hose in TV commercials. An unscientific poll says her legs are better than Joe Namath's (who still doesn't want to talk about it). 1988 The September issue of Hosiery News, a trade magazine, queries manufacturers after receiving consumer requests for sources of men's panty hose. (Is there a market for anatomically correct panty hose?) 2088 Archeologists unearth billions of plastic eggs. They conclude the greenhouse effect produced a race of giant mutant polymer birds that ate the entire industrialized world.
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  5. If you do a search of the original build of the C-130, you'll find pictures of the original fuselage being submerged in a large pool and it was pressurized using that fitting to check for leaks and the pressure of final damage. The fitting was never taken out of the engineering drawings, so it is still there today.
  6. With the old dual rail systems, the last section at the paratroop door was held down by those rings.
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  8. I forgot to say I was at Naha from Sept. 67 to Mar. 69. Msgt. Andy Haskell was my boss. I was 3rd. Wiper on 56-475 . I will post some pics of my Tech School class and I do remember most of the guys. The one guy maybe 2 are Johnny Knebel and Harper were for sure at Naha, and I ran into some of the other guys at CRB for the rest of my tour. Chris Carter and I both volunteered to go to Ubon as crew members on a Blind Bat crew. (flare kickers). He and I are pictured on the left side of the crew . Me with the glasses andhe is the short one with his regular fatigues etc. I can give all of the rest of the crews names if need be. The pictures I hope to post now are of my tech school. Maybe !!! Until I get my shit together, I will have to post one of Ann Margaret with the Bob Hope show in either 67 or 68.
  9. We have the Rockwell-Collins Flight 2 equipment in one of our simulators. We have been training with multiple customers who operate this system in their C-130 aircraft for about the last five years. The operators who had navigators kept them. All the operators have flight engineers.
  10. May be, will attach the pics also
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  12. I was there June 1967-Dec 1968. I worked for Sgt Robert Lawson! Long time ago.
  13. Dallas. thanks for replying to my query. What years were you stationed at Naha in the 41st. One of my classmates from Tech School was in the 41st while I was there in late 67 thru early 69. Of course I can't remember it now. I will see if I can post a pic of my class.. Also, there are probably several guys in my class that some you guys may know . If so, I would like to hear about them etc. I will attach a pic or two of my class as soon a I sign off! Also, I just remembered running in to a guy I graduated high school with. (1964) . His name is Larry Barndt and he was in charge of the 780 section or the other supply room at Naha. He had his wife there also. He is still kicking and lives in Wyoming. I will be back with a pic or two of my Tech School class. Ken
  14. Might be left over from paratroop door scanner seats on the HC-130B and other export maritime patrol models. Photos?
  15. Not sure which FMS mod., but would imagine that system would have no effect on FE controls and mission needs would require a nav at times.
  16. Not in your group of close friend's but was in the 41st out of Naha. One trip to Ubon and plane took a shell fire to right wheel well on second flight. Never had the chance to return, but did fly one time dropping flares! Many trips to CRB after that. Always on A models until I went to Pope. Now living in Arizona.
  17. Thanks, Sonny for your input! I knew you were still around. It would be great to know all of the young gentlemen pictured are still around. I have many more that I will try to post names with them. Ken
  18. Sonny


    One evening, after the honeymoon, Dick was working on his Harley in the garage. His new wife was standing there by the bench watching him. After a long period of silence she finally said, "Honey, I've just been thinking, now that we're married, maybe it's time you quit spending so much of your time out here in your garage. You probably should consider selling your Harley and all that welding equipment; they take up so much of your time. And that gun collection and fishing gear, they just take up so much space. And you know the boat is such an ongoing expense and you hardly use it. I also think you should lose all stupid model airplanes and your home brewing equipment. And what's the use of that vintage hot rod?” Dick got a horrified look on his face. She noticed and said, "Darling, what's wrong?" He replied, "You were starting to sound like my ex-wife." “Ex-wife!?" she shouted, "YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU WERE MARRIED BEFORE!” Dick replied, "I wasn't..."
  19. I was thinking it would be nice to see if after all of these years there are still some guys out there that are still looking for some word about their old friends. Especially in the late 60's to the early 70's. You know, the guys from Naha, CCK. Ubon, Tachikawa, Clark, Max Tan etc. All were Viet Nam Veterans probably! Maybe we could post a pic or two ---if we still remember how!!! I will try 1st: I know all of these people Ken ,
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  21. Wishing Ken a speedy recovery and looking forward to his return!...
  22. Sonny


    THE OFFICE: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life. CONFERENCE: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present. CONFERENCE ROOM: A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later. LECTURE: An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either BOSS: Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early. COMPROMISE: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
  23. I had two TDY tours at Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon, Viet Nam. One was from Mactan AB in 1968 and one from Clark AB during TET 1969. How does on go about getting validation of these tours when their Passports were taken on arrival to TSN and never returned and no TDY orders were ever given out? I have photographs and videos that I took when I was there.
  24. Sports Quotes: 1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids to copulate me." 2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.." 3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skin's say: "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl," Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too." 4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings.." 5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." 6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh : "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.." 7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys line up alphabetically by height.." And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle." 8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton .." 9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes." 10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is." 11. Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt. 12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'" 13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one 😧 "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject." 14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford: "I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious." 15. Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips.... Phillips responded: "Because she's too ugly to kiss good-bye."
  25. 10 Parenting Laws: 1. The later you stay up, the earlier your child will wake up the next morning. 2. For a child to become clean, something else must become dirty. 3. Toys multiply to fill any space available. 4. The longer it takes you to make a meal, the less your child will like it. 5. Yours is always the only child who doesn't behave. 6. If the shoe fits...it's expensive. 7. The surest way to get something done is to tell a child not to do it. 8. The gooier the food, the more likely it is to end up on the carpet. 9. Backing the car out of the driveway causes your child to have to go to the bathroom. 10. The more challenging the child, the more rewarding it is to be a parent...sometimes.
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