Independent from Long Beach, California on February 11, 1958 · Page 14
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 14

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 11, 1958
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Page B-i-INDEPENDENT IHII Buck. C«1lf., TMI., F.k. IV Hit I|ew Sub KiUer RAT Unveiled \ By JAMES ALLEN (Stalf Writer)' , ^-PASADENA--A revolutionary rocket-assisted torpedo which seeks out and destroys enemy submarines, . many miles from attacking surface craft was unveiled by-the Navy here Monday. ..The deadly new . weapon, nicknamed "RAT" already is operational in. the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, newsmen '.'were told at a press conference at the Pasadena annex of the. Na 1 - val Ordnance Test . Station, China JUike.- Cmdr. John J. O'Brien, officer-in-charge of the annex, dramatically pulled away a' cloth covering-to reveal a bright-red missile with 'a black plastic nose cap. » * * * ' . . MUCH ABOUT BAT is classified, but a. breathtaking glimpse of its performance was shown in the films 'of'test firings from a destroyer-against a U. S. submarine 'off the Southern California coast. Navy scientists, said RAT can destroy an enemy submarine shortly after the-destroyer's search equipment discovers the- sub and before it can escape or attack with its own torpedoes. The weapon is considered to be the greatest advancement in antisubmarine warfare since World War II. The Navy believes it is .a big step toward neutralizing the Russian sub- marino threat. t * * - * THE. 18-FOOT, 450-pound Ousted Fishermen's t Monday's scheduled contempt of court' hearing for John .Calise and other ousted officers of the "Seine and Line Fishermen's, Union was continued" at least- two weeks when, their attorneys obtained a writ .prohibiting. Superior: Judge' John F. McCarthy from-starting it. Judge McCarthy, who- .now sits 'in 'South Gate court, put the.-hearing off calendar when he was, served,'with a copy of the writ,'. obtairied-'by.'attorneys Robert W. Gilbert and Louis A. Nissen. . . -. The iwrit was issued by Second-District: Court of Appeal in Los-Angeles. ' . - , ' . DEATH TO SUBMARINES ^ Thp U S Navy's answer to the submarine, nicknamed RAT, was .unveiled Monday The new rocket assisted torpedo is shown t^ngtired from :destroyer. loTet propels-RAT over:the submarine, then: parachute Bowers,missile to ocean surface. There homing torpedo'takes over, finds and destroys. enemy beneath 'the' sea.--(Official Photograph-U.S. Navy.) ··-. ' · · . · and. Gilbert were granted a. restraining' order against Judge McCarthy, effective' until. the..writ is argued Feb. 19 at 2;p. m. . .'-. The lawyers:argued they had nsufficient.. time to "· prepare heir clients' defense after they vere served. Friday night with rders to show cause Monday jvh'y .the group-, shouldn't ,be leld in contempt for refusing'to Dale Carnegie bourse Public Speaking -- Memory Training -- Human Relations SEE ADVERTISEMENT PAGE 00 missile is fired from a launcher which can be built onto a destroyer's existing 5- inch gun mounts. A rocket ' engine * sends it streaking to the location.'of the underseas enemy. At · a predetermined point, the rocket engine and-an-airframe fall away and parachutes open in two BUSINESSES WHO WANTTQ SAVE BUDGETMONM- 111 7HHK MfN ENJOY LUXURY TRAVtll CONT/NINTA^S DC-It' -FLY CONTINENTAL'S DC-7B CLUB COACH FOR MORE ENJOYABLE TRAVEL.' HOT "COUNTRY CLUB" MEALS.* .--JlSJ^ CHOICE OF 4 ENTREES. mSjll SPACIOUS CLUB LOUNGE. SEATS. STAG SMOKER LOUNGE: A SELECT/ON .OF '-COCKTAILS.* ^*^ GOLD 'SJJSSSS CARPET SERVICE FROM BOARDING TO DEPLANING ON THE WORLD'S FASTEST, FINEST ^AIRLINER... RADAR (®) EQUIPPED DC-7Bs. 'Optional at modtro OVER FIRST-CLASS FARES IT TO KANSAS CITY Convenient 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. d»partur«». 45" TO DENVER Lv. at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. "So CHICAGO Fliahtj at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. G» Now, Pay LaUr! Call your *rav«l ag«nt, or ConKntntal ot HE 7-3814, cr MA 6-2311 in Loi Angtlti. Let Angtlii -ticket offio, oth and Grand. . Fan* one way plu* *»* CONTINENTAL tages to brake the torpedo's escent. . · . ' As the tropedo enters the wa- er it .sheds the second para- hute and the.nose,cap, which gives it proper shape for 'its Tight' through- .the .air. - RAT's iectronic!. homing brain then tarts tracking down the. submarine. ' - : « . ' » * * .CMDR. O'BRIEN said he oiild not. reveal what the hit core was in the exercise's off Southland coast, but, that he number was "impressive." tfany of xne exercise torpedoes iown in the movies had dented Dse's! - . . ' ' . ' ; ' . The submarine skipper was unable to avoid, the torpedo, ven when he knew it had been ired. .. "The sub used its whole bag f tricks,"'Cmdr. O'Brien said He could not reveal RAT!s ange--other than to say that the weapon'' increases the -de- troyer's .submarine-kill-zone to in area J of many square' miles round the ship.. Unlike depth harges, it enables the destroyer o kill the · submarine withoul exposing itself to retaliatory measures by the sub. ._ » « * * "IT, IS' AN., IMMENSE step orward," the Navy officer said 'It will not replace aH. depth charges, but it will cut down on, their use a great deal/1 don't think depth 'charges would be worth' much againi nuclear submarines." 'The tropedo'.will not', return and blow up the ..launchlni jhip, Cmdr. O'Brien said. An f a submarine, should surface to escape it, 'fhe'd be a . dead duck." . ...: ... RAT Js a complete-weapons system,' composed o$ the mis sile, detection: equipment, fi control equipment and launch ing equipment. It can'be. ad ded to most U. S. destroyers a' relatively ' -low cost '·" withou major ship alterations.J. The missile is relatively-cheap to 'produce, simple to assemble and easy to maintain, requiring no specially trained missilemen ;t is expected to be in quantity jroduction soon. New Cyprus ATHENS (JPl -- B r i t i s h 'oreign ' Secretary. S e l.w y n Joyd-.met with ^Foreign Min : ster" Evangelos -Averoff, -Monay night .to set' the scene for a'hew. round of ..talks on. the Cyprus issue. ~"" Playground Groups Plan Puppet Plays EMPTT BOOMS FIUL FAST h r o u ' g h Rent Ads. Dial HE 2-5959 for an ad-writer.; CON'UCIUS' DAUOHTIR lAYIt It's Fabulous... It's Luxurious... It's Glamorous! turn over x , membership lists to lie union's new'officers. 'Atorney. James Monroe, representing Sam. Ciolino, the un- on's , -new ...secretary-business agent and other "dissidents"; got the order ..from.. Superior rourt Judge-Joe rRaycraft late rriday. ,. . '· -.' ,, named Calise; his. secre- :ary, Theresa Spennato -Hoinsky, Pat DeMassa, Nick Pecor- daro, Peter · DiMeglio, Frank Messano, 'Michael Mattera, Leo J. -Stagnero and Steve (Red) Olivcri. , ·% » . » * » . '. MONROE .said it was served on all but Calise by midnight Friday--the deadline set by Judge Raycraft. , Calise has not-been seen since Jan. 27,- when Judge McCarthy ordered him to make the books available to the dissidents, Monroe adde'd.- Ciolino was elected secretary- business .agent instead of Calise,- andVhis supporters were replaced in other' offices, in . voting by,87 of the union's 700 members last Thursday. The niion constitution provides, that. 0 members constitute -a.quo- Tim. ; ; .. .- . ; . "Ciolino will be tried in San." edro Municipal Court" Thurs; ay. on a t .trespass 1 charge,, worn- to by: Maltera when do- mo :trie'd, to-- take · over the nion: office- after the election. \V HEALTH DON'T BE SICK Gt. the facts of your cast from, ipocialiit in probl«m eaiti.- YOlLGiiN -BE-WELL Find tht cauie of your illnan'by- having "on- X-ray «xamination for only' $2. .' Umittd Tim. --10 Days Only DR. HOY IE. HANSON, D.C. 919415 ATLANTIC AVE. Ph. 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