The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1951 · Page 2
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, OCTOBER g, 1951 A-Plane Project's Boss Wants on First Flight I'S NOTE: Here's the W UWM ilicpntches on yower tor aircraft, based •• IntonnatkHi just made public hf MM Air Force and the Atomic Kvtrgy Commission. fj DOUGLAS LARSKX CSKCINNATI, O. - (NBA) Cramer W. LaFieire plans to be •board when the first atomic-pow«red airplane makes its initial flight. tnd wen he might, because the genial, brilliant. 47-year-old engineer will more or less be the plane's daddy. As hot* ot General Etcclric Company's huge Jet'engine program, he now also takes over direction ol tin project which is to produce the /ii-nt nuclear aircraft engine. Nicknamed "Jim," tor no explainable reason, he is of average height and weight, has deep-set kindly eyes, a healthy laugh and a heavy crop of brown wavy hair. Few men in ths U. S. are as Qualified as he for the big job lie laces. He has been closely associated with atomic developments Jrom their start. He helped work out many of the problems in the manufacturing process involved ill production of the very first. A-bomb. Then lie worked on the development of an atomic engine for a submarine, contributing solutions to' many of the basic engineering problems, and helping to make the A- sub a reality in the very near fu' ture. Some of the complex problems LaPicrre will face have just been disclosed by Dr. Miles C. Leverett, another top authority on nuclear aircraft power who has been working on the project from the start. Further details, cleared for public release by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Air Force, have been revealed by LaPierre, who is an efficient production boss as well as an engineer. LaPierre has no desk in any of h« various officn* aroiuid the coun- Irjr. He teeps rvo files. He seldom writes a letter. He keeps a maw oi scientific and administrative detail In his head and prefers to (lo business faefi-to-face, which involves a fantastic amount ol travel. Not the least reason for giving LaPierre this assignment is his ability to got along with people »nd k«*p harmony among working group*. Wi«h N>e Air Force, Atomic Energy Commission, Convair — the firm making the A-plane air frame —and several other interested parties involved, too many cooks could I spoil the stew. It has happened on ' similar projects in the past. It will he LaPierre's responsibility, one expected to occupy a lot of his time, to keep all parties involved out of each other's hair anil on Hie beam of the final objective, an atomic aircraft engine. Ji«t when h'e wi"il*be' 'ab'le ' \n maie his first flight In the A-tilane he will not say because of obvious security reasons. "But it shouldn't be very many ye»re before we get concrete re- xults on what we're trying to do," he. ««r«. There's not the slightest doubt in his,mind that Ihe job will be accomplished, lie adds: "Gosh, I sure hope we will beat the Russian* into the air with the first nuclear plane." LaPierre raises n new question on the A-plane project. He doesn't think the succavful flight of the first one will necessarily help mass production ot ,atomic-powered airplanes. The Air J;Porc« will first have lo deckle whe: "'ther the advantages of a nuclear aircraft are worth the tremendous cast and effort involved in making them and keeping them flying Also involved is the state of guided missile development by the time the A-plane is ready lo fly. Bombers might easily be obsolete by that lime. He docs not now believe that (here will be any civilian or commercial application for a nuclear aircraft. It 11 estimated in Washington that somewhere near 1000 persons will be employed on the project. La- Pierre IE now trying to hand pkk his crew, which will includ* moitly engineers experienced in atomic work, draftsmen and machinists. They will work in a heavilj guarded building which U part of the GE Lockland Jet engine plsnt near Cincinnati. But the part of the project Involving actual us« of fis sionable material will be done else,where— not in (he Lockland plant Despite his assurances of success he admits that there are plenty ol blind alleys to be avoided. > The No. 1 problem to be licked, however, he feels, Is creating > radiation shield which will proted the ciew from the lethal effects of the fission process, yet be lighl enough to be- carried aloft In the plane. TliLs scotches some reports that the plane will be a drone, run from a mother plane flying miles away from the dangerous radiation, Press Puzzled By 'Leak' Charge WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, </P) — President Truman has left most of the Washington press corps puzzled by blaming "newspaper* and slick magazines" lor what he said was disclosure of 95 per cent ol ths government's secrets. Reporters had what looked on the surface like conflicting explanations for a recent presidential order extending throughout the government the same tighb sticiirity regulations which hnve governed the Defense and State Departments in handling information of potential value to an enemy. Taff- Withholds Answer to GOP WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. WV-Senator Tall said yesterday he would withhold a. decision on whether to run tor the Republican presidential nomination until a survey of national sentiment is completed by two of his associates. The Ohloau said he expects a report on this study next Wednesday and could not came to any decision until he has had an opportunity V) study it. ' Hospitalized Veteran Tells How Navy Plant Shot Hit and But/dies BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. « (fl'i—A hospitnlized Korean Veteran says that a strafing Navy plane shot oft his left harm and killed or wounded an estimated 40 other members of his rifle company. The account of an apparent mixin> came from Pvt. Peter K. Pivsto, 32, of Cleveland. He arrived at Percy Jones General Hospital here yesterday after being flown back from Japan. The soldier's slory has i«en denied by a qualified source of the Pnr East Naval Command. The source said that the command had no planes in the area at the time described by Pivai.i. A confidential report, however, has been sent to the Secretary of the Navy In Washington, this wince said. Eyesight problems are found to be four times as common in eighth grade as in first grade. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE SHH^^; SUNDAY & MONDAY *M U1KUI HUB ma BLTTHEYTT.LE (ARK.) COUNTER WEWi ?!, M" CTA T, DR AGON-Win S ton Churchill, owner of one of the woiWs most famous faces, hates lo sit for his picture. For two years our London bureau has been trying to induce him to sit for a new formal portrait. The other da/ hi consen ed to "stand" Jor ths portrait. Conservative Party ioaders, wanting to oresent visnnl evidence that the 77-yeai-old leader was'flt to "si mfpower if^ «o" S Chu £n e '." ^ ° et K Ee " CraI cleclion ' indu«dhirn to h^hJf ™ , f ""^.sily for two minutes on the terrace of «ut * wnrf. WTes ' erh " m - Then he ^™^e back- into the house without a woid. Judge for yourself whether he looks ready to asi u« g the burdens of another term as prime mmisler. Enemy Soldier Gives Up to Lost, Tired Yank, Leads Him to UN EASTERN PHONT, Korea, Oct. 6. j—A North Korean soldier, has surrendered—to an exhausted Amer. lean who had been lost behind Red lines seven days. Then the "prisoner led and half- carried his captor through the lines to an American tank outfit. Pie. Louis Squazionl, Jr., of Cayucos, Calif., was .rushed to a hospital. He was not wounded, but suffered from lack of food and water. The North Korean, with Squaz- aoni's thanks, was Questioned by Army officers and then evacuated to a prisoner of war cage. Squazzoni was a member of n patrol lost in the Satae Valley east of Heartbreak Ridge Sept. 28. An American and French task force rescued all but two of the men after they had been surrounded several hours. Squazzoni said he hid in the wooded valley seven days. "The Communists were all over. They were in (rout of me and in back of me. I was afraid to move. I had a .45 pistol but I never thought about using it. It was hopeless," he explained. COTTON BOLL on North Hiway 61 Phone 3570 Tonight Only Family Nile $1.00 Per Car Load J Exciting Hits! Joan Bennett in "GREEN HELL" —Plus— I.on Chaney in "HOUSE OF DRACULA' Sunday & Monday Last night, Squazzoni decided to ivy to make his way la Allied lines. "I was walking nronnd. I didn't know where I ivas going. This North Korean carne up. He raised his hand. I sure was surprised He said he wanted to surrender.' He talked darned good English. He said he wanted to surrender awfully bad He anirt two or three limes that this w»s the happiest day of hi' life." ' "I took my pistol out, but 7. put it back In the holster again," Squaz- zoni said. "I trusted him. "It was dark then, and he helped me back to our lines. I leaned on his shoulder. He practically carried me. He warned me about mines in the road." The 1 communist led the weak and staggering American through the line during the night — Squazzcni hardly remembers now. They finally wandered Into Ihe outpost of an American tank outfit shortly alter daybreak. JjONDON, Oct. «. (AP) _ King CHorg* Tf «lgned In * f| rm hand yesterday a proclamation dissolving parliament in preparation for the national election Oct. 36. NOTICI OF SAF.E OP SCHOOL BONUS Wilson School District No. 59 o( MlMis*lppi County, Arkansas hereby glve« notice that It will sell to the highest bidder for cash Its proposed Iseue of $61,685 in 3% school bonds dated September 1, 1951, interest payable seml-annually. and maturing serially on January 1 of each year as follows: »1S95 In JS52 2500 In 1953 to 1956, Inclusive 3000 in 1957 to 1960, Inclusive 3500 in 1961 to 1964, inclusive «00 In 1965 to 1368. inclusive 4500 in 1969 and 1970 5000 in 1971 The bonds are payable In the first instance from Ihe proceeds of a two mill building fund tax to be voted by the electors of the District at the annual school election September 25. 1051, which tax will continue annually until all the bonds nnd Interest are paid In full, in addition, they will be secured by a pledge of all other revenue that (he District can legally pledge, including the annual surplus revenue derived from the building fund lax ol eighteen and one-halt mills previously voted for payment o( bonds now outstanding. The buyer may name the place of payment ind trustee, and may have the right to convert the bonds to a lower rate of interest, substantially In accord with the Universal Bond Values Tables and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education. The buyer will be expected to pay the following expenses at the Issue: the printing and trus- teeing of the bonds and the fee of Townsend & Townsend, Attorneys, Little Hock, upon whose approving opinion the bonds will be Issued The bonds will be callable lor payment prior to maturity in Inverse numerical order, in all cases with accrued interest, as follows: If called from surplus in the building fund, at par on any interest paying date; if called from funds from any other source, at a price of 102 cents on the dollar face value on any interest paying date during the first five years, 101 cents on the dollar face value on any interest pay- Ing date during (he next live years, and thereafter at par on any Interest paying date. The sale will be upon auction bids at 1 o'clock p.m. on the 16 day oi October, 1951, In the office of Supt Df Schools in Wilson, Arkansas. Each bidder will be required to file a certified check In the sum of SI360. payable to the District, as liquidated damages If he Is the successful bidder and fails to complete the purchase. Other checks will be returned promptly. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For further information address the undersigned. GIVEN this J7 day of September, WILSON SCHOOI, DISTRICT NO. J5 OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS By J. H. Grain. President And J. E. Crain, Secretary 9i22-29-10;6 PACT TKKH NOTICE OF NIW MTATE8 ON WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN COMMENCED Notice li hereby given thtt the following It a list of e«t«te« upon which Lett*rj Testamentary or of Administration were granted during the month of September, 1951 with the date of the granting of such letters and the n»m« and address of the executor or admlnUtrator: No. 2065 Estate of Charles Edward Abbott, Sr., deceased. Letters of Administration Issued to Virginia Lois Abbott, Rt. 4, Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 185!. No. 2068. Estate of Mary Lou Burlon, deceased. Letters of Administration issued to Joe Burton, 1041 S. 16lh St., Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1951. No. 2067 Estate of Mrs. Rllla Spain, deceased. Letters of Administration Issued to I.ee Hill, Rt 4 Box 415. Blytheville Arkansas on September 15, 1951. Witness my hand and seal as such RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Saturday 'San Antonio Rose" I.on Chaney, Jr. Saturday Owl Show The Guilty 7 Bonnita Granville Sun.-Mon.-Tues. Clerk «Mi Nt* 4th day at October, 2M1. EMBABETH BLTTHE PARKER County & Probate Clerk By Opt! C. Doyl«, D. O. • 10-6-6 WARNING ORDER n the Chancery Court, Cblcaa- k* District, MlMlolppI County, Arkanui. Robert W. Fox. Pit. «• *™. 11,811 Mildred B. Fox, Dft, The defendant, Mildred B, Fox, Is warned to appear within thirty days in the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Robert W. Fox, Dated this 14 day of September 1951. Harvey Morris, Clerk By Ruth Magee, D. 0. C. F. Cooper, atty, tor ptf. Oene E. Bradley, atty. ad litetn. 9{15-22-29 10;C NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Cent«r" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. I'hone 58 TOKTO, Oct. ».(»)- U. <*«. <Horg« «. Str»t«mej«f, who com- inded MM ft* tut ** ton* through th« «rs« jear of tin Korean war, will retire «oo» b«<au»« of 111 health. Saturday 'Prince of the Plains" Monty Hale Warner News & Shorts Saturday Owl Show "Gas House Kids Go To Hollywood" Starring The Giis House Kids Sunday & Monday You're in the Navy Now" Gary Cooper Tuesday 'Gallant Thoroughbred' Goto a a, «. Movie Theatre Todayf ANNOUNCEMENT The local Theatres of Blytheville, THE RITZ, STARVUB DRIVE-IN COTTONUOLL DRIVE-IN, ROXY, MOX and SAVOY are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE, along with th. 23,000 Theatres in the Unifcd Slates.' THIS IS THE GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR OF THE AMERICAN MOVJK THKATHE called MOV1ETIME U. S. A. On Oc(ot>«r 81 h a cavalcailc of Hollywood personalities will visit each state capital to meet with txhibitors and to brinjf (he messagg of MOVIETIME USA to (he governor and the people of each of (he .18 states. One writ of this cavalcade of Hollywood personalities, which include WARD BOND, screen Character Actor, EILEEN CHRISTY, METKO-GOLUWYN-MAY- ER Slarlcl, and GEORGB WKLT.S- METRO-GOLIWYN-MAYKR screen writer, will makt a PERSONAL APPEARANCE in BLYTHEVILLE at 2:45 to 3:15 P.M. Tuesday, October 9th, this will be broadcast from the RITZ THEATRE STAGE over K. L. C. N. at tK a t (im«, THE PUBLIC IS INVITED, »nd it Is FREE, as there will he no matine. at the Rifz on Tuesday. Thin is brought to you by Mr. Moxley, Mr. McCutchen, and Mr. Bailey, in cooperation with th« Slate and National Committee's of MO- VIETIME USA. As the Celebrities arrive, they will be escorted into town from the Starvue Drive-In by the MAYOR, DOYLE HENDERSON, Mr. Bailey, Mr. Moxley and Mr. McCutchen. The latest pictures in which Ward Bond has appeared are ONLY THE VALIANT SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBKON KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE GREAT MISSOURI RAID WAGONMASTERS RIDIN' HIGH George Welts was'(lie screenwriter for tht following pietvrea TOAST OK NEW ORLEANS THREE LITTLE WORDS TAKK ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME MYRTON OF THE MOVIES and m»ny otheri, Playgrounds for the Kiddie* Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Saturday Kite Saturday NITE *IT * * jy 4. ,- * SIR!.. VOWt CAftAND OCCUMNTC - win KADMnti* foe. OMt- BUCK! (A wtua TO Y-AU...,) A KALtAR6A9l!..A «RCAT SWIMS!! Double Feature 2 Cartoons "Invisible Monster" Serial Sunday & Monday RENEGADE^} |St 0 ,,,ng mm mum mtwss. —Plu •KO »m«nli Popeye f~\ - 1 / Color Cartoon ft 1 ft W Than, 4611 IUI III Show Start. III II A Weekdays 7:N 11 • ** • » Smt.-San. 1:M Always a Double Feature Saturday! Double Feature —Plus— Also Cartoon "Batman & Robin" Serial Saturday Owl Show STARTS 11:30 Also Cartoon "Code of I'ony Kxpress" Serial Sunday & Monday —Plus— 'Blue Blood' Also Cartoon A Latest News

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