The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1949 · Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1940 B-36 Work Cost Over One Billion High-Ranking Air Force Officers Say No Politics Involved By Harry ". Snyder WASHINGTON. AUB. 24. (IF) — The Air Force gave Congress an estimate of $1.022.000.000 yesterday or the c<"t nl the B-36 bomber porgnim. The figure r a p, out In testimony by Lt. Oen. Edwin W. Rawlings in the House Armed Services Committee Investigation of the giant atomic bomb carrier. Rawlings followed other high- ranking Ir Force wltne-ses who chorused denials that |>olitical influence or corruption had anything to do with orders for more B-36'? The subject of cost has come up repeatedly 'n the investigation, (Jshich has set off by complaints --f 'connections bct—een high armed forces official? and the Consoli- datcd-Vultce Company, makers of the huge plane. Rawlings Is comptroller, or finance man, for the Air Force. He said the design competition, held in 1941, cost $435,623 and the first two ey.perimenta 1 models $39.475.234. He explained thit.the Air Force uses two standards for computing the coH of aircraft. One, he said, is the "flyaway cost" which ''icludes virtually everything in the plane's manufacture but spare parts and ground handling equipment. The other, he went on, Is "total program cost" which covers everything. Under these -lefinlttons, he con tinned, he estimated flyaway cosl of the first 95 B-36's. before they were modified, as 43.275.133 each Geta lipped Cos* The total program cost was given as $4.692,392 each. He referred to the Air Force decision early this year to boost the total B-38 to 170 planes. On this basis, he went on. the "total program cost" is S948.595.717. To this Is added the cost of design and the building of the experimental models. I "The total dollars allotted to the B-36 program to date, therefore, are $988,506,574." ^ He added that it was estimated Whie "total program cost may be approximately $27.000,OTO low and that government furnished properly, valued at $6,000,000 and presently in air force stock, may be allotted to the B-36 program." "If and when these new estimates are cirtified, the total dollar cost of the program will be approximately $1,022,000,000." The decision to add jet engines to the sunerbomber, he said, led to an additional unit cost—on a total program cost basis— ot *1.55«,294. Needed Ship '" Ahead of Rawlings, Lt. Gen. Lauris Norstad added his voice to the chorus of assertions that defense needs alone dictated the B-36 choice. He told th committee he participated in the conference which led to boosting the number of super bombers to 170. Norstad Is deputy chief ol the Air Force staff for operations and eald he Is the man who would be responsible for directing the »lr defenie of the nation in case of war. "Nfy decision,'* he said, "was bused on my knowledge of the facts ^fcade available at that time." W'Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the Horse Armed Services Committee voiced hope Tor a close-down thl.* week as Norstad WBS called to the witness stand. Vinson Indicated his view of the Inquiry, now in its third week, with this comment to p reporter: "It hasn't developed much, has it?" Similar sentimeht was expressed bv Rep. Bro&ks (D-Ga) and Short (H-Mol. "From the evidence T know about." Brooks said, "the Air force lias not been influence by outsiders In Us choice of fie B-36 as an intercontinental bomber." Short told a reporter: "There hasn't been the slightest bit of taint thus far." He added that the committee, shouldn't be sidetracked by the personalities of the Air Force "as t 'ho performance of the B-36 is \ie important thing." Brooks said he is In favor of giving the air arm leaders "a clean bill of health right away." He wants to put off until neft year fprther study re-arding the plane's abilities and the place 't fhoTiIrt occupy In the Air Force stable. The brightest stars — past and present — of the Air Force have taken turns at proclaiming their freedom of outside influence BLYTHEVn.IJT (ARK.) COUHIRR NTCWS RODE 1,560,000 MILES; NEVER LEFT TOWN-You'd think: a railroad conductor who has traveled 1,660,000 miles in the past DO years would have seen a lot of country. But not R A ("Buck") ?k W '£ g °' vC1 J s ^ Iand ' °" le(t above ' Ewin «. a >=«! conductor for Ihe New York Central, logged all his mileage in the yards of Greater Cleveland In fact, during his 50. years of travel he never left town. Supt. W. H. Leahy of Cleveland gives Ewing a gold pass in honor of his long service. The pass entitles him to ride anything that rolls on the Central. In the fulure, the veteran conductor plans to get around a bit. Long Conspiracy Trial Nears End, Judge Tells Jury NEW YORK, Aug. 24. (Ft— Federal Judge Harolci R. Medina told today jurors in the communist cori- spiracy trial: "we are approaching the last stages of the trial." Now in its seventh month, the trial is one of the longest criminal trials in American history. Attorney General Tom C. Clark has estimated it will cost "roughly $1,000,000." Eleven members of the Communist Party's American politburo or national board are being tried for conspiring to organize the party in 1943 to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Medina's statement came after he conferred in his chambers with attorneys for 15 minutes. Purpose of the conference was not disclosed. After mounting the bench, Medina said, "I feel we are now approaching the last stages of the trial." He warned the jurors about their conduct outside the court, and told them to guard against reading or listening to accounts of the trial, or'talking to others about it. "If someone seems to be pressing the matter In a way you do not like, you may report the matter to me," he advised them. M Beautiful Floors home on k» made M much more io Te | y ^j,, he _ 1 .. lifal floors Chartes W'owl offers VOD expert workmanship at Iralj reasonable prices In refinlshlng vixr present flours or In laying new hardwood. »»phaH or rubber (lie or InfoH linoleum fall -t21Z Free Estimates Charles Wood Arkansas! Painl Co Phone 2272 Lowest official temperature ever recorded In the United States was 66 degrees below zero, recorded at Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming side, In February, 1933. passing judgment in the giant or post-war skies. In response to the recurrent question put by the committee's special counsel, Joseph B. Keenan. all have voiced crisp, emphatic denials that anything but the nation's security guided their decisions regarding the B-36. They Included eenerals Carl A. Spaata. Joseph T. McNarney and Mulr S. Fairchild and Lt. Gen. Harold A. Craig, IN THE CIRCUIT FOR THE CH1CKASAWBA DISTRICT OF .MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AKKA.NSAS U. W MOORE and LESLIE MOORS doing business as MOORE BROTHERS STORE. partnership, Plaintiff vs. JOHN-HENRY BARNES, Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice Is hereby given that William Beryman, Sheriff of Mississippi County, Arkansas .will, on the 3rd day of September, 1949, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon ol said date, offer for sale, at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash or on a credit of three months, at the south door o] th« Courthouse in the City of Blytheville, the following personal property, to-wit: One 1941 Plymouth automobile, tudor sedan, maroon color. Mo. 1948 license No. 862418. The purchaser will be required to give bond with good security for the payment of the purchase price, the security to be approved by me, together with Interest from the date of sale nt the rate of six per centum pel annum. This snle will be made by virtue of a judgment and order of sale renderea by the above court on the 27th day of January, 1949, in favor the Plaintiffs against said De- Conservation Of Soil Holds Key to Future FAYFTTEVILLE, Avk., Aug. 24. IAP)— ,"3uil conservation, veterans farm housing, crops, and llv.st"ck opportunities were discussed by 316 Altansas termers from 71 counties yesterday. The farmers and agricultural workers are attending the third annual conservation conference at the University ol Arkansas. The flieet. which opened Mm- day, wll 1 continue through today. Tuesday's session opened with a discussion of livestock opportunities, increased yield of crops, and DM: conservation program highlighted by p.n ad<lress by Dr. A. L. Newman of the university. The farmers heard publisher C. E Palmer, Texarknna, mee: "Let's do things ill Arkansas for ourselves " Palmer, one of the sponsors of the meet. commented favorably on the progress made by Arkansas farmers and discussed In length Die outlining of Intensive agricultural programs" for the future. C. F Byrns, Fort Smith editor. ^ed Arknrsans of this generation "leave Ihe land belter than we und it." "This generation has wasted our oils, our forests and our water." lyrns declared. "It Is up to us to einedy this wrong." Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, presi- ent of the University of Arkunsas. old tho conservationists that the tale's Income can be increased lOO.OOO.noo a year by proper pasture lei elcpment. NOW Now! Toni Home Permanent TWICE as EASY- TWICE as FAST NEW TONI REFILL KIT Guaranteed to give you the most natural-looking \\;ue ever New Photo Met hex! 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